Winners of Shiseido Make Me Beautiful 2012!

March 23, 2013

After months of online voting and short-listing by panel of judges, six beautiful women emerged as winners of Shiseido Make Me Beautiful 2012! I was invited to attend the prize giving ceremony at PLOY, Clearwater.



Make Me Beautiful is a makeover campaign by Shiseido to help women discover their true beauty with the help of Shiseido experts. The campaign was executed nationwide from mid September till early December 2012 by setting up roadshows at major cities.



In order to participate this contest, they needed to purchase the Shiseido Make Me Beauitul makeover package priced at RM230 which included a copy of the contest form, a RM200 redemption voucher for Shiseido products, a skin consultation session, a full makeover and professional hair styling, one instant A4-sized portrait and a limited edition brush set. Worth it, right!

Chan Tsi Ying, Advertising & PR Executive Shiseido Malaysia


Jamie Ong, Senior General Manager Shiseido Malaysia


There were  two categories in this competition;

Category A : Ages between 18-34
Category B : Ages between 35-49

Participants were then shortlisted by judges as well as online voting through www.shiseidomakemebeautiful.com. 140 contestans were chosen for judging round, and then only 14 were chosen to represent each location to go into semifinals. Winners were selected from online voting.


HERE ARE THE WINNERS!!


Category A

Grand Prize: Stephanie Chan


2nd prize: Nyeo Sailin


3rd prize: Diana Sim


Category B


Grand Prize: Yap Pui Sze


2nd prize: Beh Hong Ngim


3rd prize: Mary Kok


CONGRATULATIONS to all winners!! Seeing these beautiful ladies make me want to take a good care of myself in and out. I think I want to join next year's competition! Provided I've lost some weight la ok.. hehe.



The makeover competition was a success as there was a 30% increase compared to last year's entries.





Winners and sponsors of Shiseido Make Me Beautiful 2012!



Shiseido Make Me Beautiful 2012 was presented by Female, EH!, and Nuyou; sponsored by bebe, Mayflower, Panasonic Beauty, and Shiseido Professional.

Here are the list of prizes for these beautiful women :)

Grand Prize for Winner Category A & B
  • A year's worth of Shiseido products (worth RM10,000)
  • Taipei** Holiday Package for 2 pax (worth RM5,000)
  • Shiseido Professional Hair Care products (worth RM3,000)
  • Panasonic Beauty Products (worth RM2,278)
  • BEBE Fashion Cash Voucher (worth RM1,200)
  • A NEW Ipad with WIFI 16GB (worth RM1,500)
  • Free 1 year subscription for either one magazine – female or Nuyou or EH! (worth RM132)
  • Media Coverage in female, Nuyou & EH!
2nd Prize for Winner Category A & B
  • A year's worth of Shiseido products (worth RM5,000)
  • Shiseido Professional Hair Care products (worth RM2,000)
  • Panasonic Beauty Products (worth RM1,069)
  • BEBE Fashion Cash Voucher (worth RM800)
  • Free 1 year subscription for either one magazine – female or Nuyou or EH! (worth RM132)
  • Media Coverage in female, Nuyou & EH!
3rd Prize for Winner Category A & B
  • A year's worth of Shiseido products (worth RM3,000)
  • Shiseido Professional Hair Care products (worth RM1,000)
  • Panasonic Beauty Products (worth RM738)
  • BEBE Fashion Cash Voucher (worth RM650)
  • Free 1 year subscription for either one magazine – female or Nuyou or EH! (worth RM132)
  • Media Coverage in female, Nuyou & EH!

Now looking at these prizes, it makes me want to enter next year's even more!

What do you think? Got potential to enter or not? haha!

Yummy food served at the ceremony. I couldn't resist of trying the food. Delicious fusion!


Guests were given a polaroid shot as part of the doorgift. Love! That's me and Joanna.


After YEARS of following her blog, I finally got to meet Plusizekitten.com, Tammy Lim in person! Starstruck for a moment! Sweet and friendly lady :)



There was a makeup booth where guests could touch up their makeup by Shiseido experts. Thank you for the mini makeover! I like my natural look :)

Hehe..what do you think? The products used are from their latest Spring collection.


 Okay, now semangat to lose weight!


XOXO!


Thank you Tsi Ying for inviting me :)


*List of prizes is taken from www.shiseidomakemebeautiful.com

Review: Botanical Choice Deep Cleansing Peel-off Mask "Cucumber"

March 21, 2013

Hi everyone! How many of you like to use peel-off mask? I usually use mask sheets, and I figure I should start trying peel-off ones. I feel that my skin is dry and tight lately. I have no idea why because many of my facial products have been very good to me. Could it be hormones? *sigh*  So I chose Botanical  Choice Deep Cleaning Peel-off Mask "Cucumber"


I like natural ingredients so I hoped this would work. I know cucumbers are some of the best natural ingredients to moisturize your skin. This mask claimed to peel away impurities and dead skin cells, as well as moisturize and unclog skin.



Just in case if you're allergic to some ingredients, you can read this below..



The mask is in soft green. When I touched it, it was cool and not warm, perhaps due to the cucumber extract!


Firstly, I cleansed my face. Then, I applied the mask evenly all over my face and left it on for about 15 minutes. The mask was really cooling and calming. It felt like an ocean breeze just past through me. haha. 


After 15 minutes, it dried off and it was time to peel it. 
Reminder: Don't pull. Peel it gently, bit by bit if you have to. 



This  is the peeled mask!



My review of the mask:

1) Skin feels softer and more smooth. After I cleansed my face and before putting on the mask, my skin felt tight and dry. But after putting on this mask, my skin felt less tight.

2) Feels refreshed, I believe due to the cucumber extract. When I touched my cheeks, it felt cool! 

3) Skin is moisturized for a few days, but after that my skin got a little bit of that tight feeling, but not as bad as before. I guess this must be worn once a week to get long-term results.

4) Application is easy, don't need to use a mask brush. You can use your fingers. It doesn't get messy too. 

Anyway, this is a good mask for a quick glow and softer skin. For example if you're having a party in a few days, this can be in your to-do list.

Price: RM 4.72 for one sachet

You can get these in all major drugstores.



Packaging: 3/5 
Product satisfaction : 3/5
Price : $
Will I buy again? : YES

Rating Guide
1/5 : Poor
2/5 : Fair
3/5 :Average 
4/5 : Good
5/5 : Excellent
$ :Budget
$$ : Mid-range
$$$ : Splurge 



XOXO!


 


The Beauty Room @Solaris Dutamas

March 15, 2013

As a lady who likes beauty and getting dolled up, a manicure and pedicure session is a must in my list! I try to get them done at least 2 or 3 months once. I know some people do it monthly! Wahhhh...so rich lah!

Anyway, recently I tried out the latest nail spa in town, The Beauty Room. Located in Solaris Dutamas, away from the hustle and bustle of super crowded malls, The Beauty Room is your "one stop point for the glam girls in town"! 



The moment I step inside the nail spa, the first thing that comes to my mind, "OMG! It's like a candyland!". The colourful jars are the first thing I see and the staff tells me that the jars contained colourful foot soak, not for use, just for decoration purposes. I find this super creative, and this helps in attracting more people to drop by and who knows, it may attract  kids too! :)


There is a customers lounge should customers are waiting for their turn, or just waiting for their friends. Complete with magazines, and a flat screen TV (picture below), guests won't feel restless while waiting!


Planting a different concept and interior compared to other nail spas, The Beauty Room separates the mani and pedi area. This is the manicure bar, which is situated in the main lounge. The pedicure area is at the back so customers can have privacy while getting their feet massaged and toenails beautified. Bliss!

I find the interior for the pedicure area very unique because they don't use normal couch that is common in many nail spas. The Beauty Room stands out by using modern design that symbolizes elegance and luxury.




The line-up of nail polish catches my attention! Here are some pictures of their collection. They carry Orly, O.P.I, Nubar and more!


From nudes, to pastels, to bold colours, to glitters! Just about anything you have in mind, ladies!


After observing the interior of The Beauty Room, it's time for my service..the moment we've been waiting for! Im served with some green tea and biscuits to indulge in while getting my nails done. I like sweet treats!



This is the tools for the manicure. Clean and neat. I like the tray!


I try the "Sweet Escape Spa Manicure & Pedicure". The service includes cutting, shaping, cuticle care, scrub, mask, and massage. I can't use nail polish at that time, so I opt for buffing instead.

As you can see, I don't have many photos of the service because I want to enjoy it and relax. hehe sorry! But I MUST SHARE these pictures below!! After doing the nails, it's time for for scrub and mask!


I choose Chamomile Mint for scrub, mask and massage which smells AMAZING!  The scent is definitely calming and soothing. Ahhh..love it :) It makes me want to fall asleep..

Now, are you ready to see some dirty stuff? LOL.



What are those, you're asking? Looks like the stuff that comes out when you use your eraser, right?  It's actually my DAKI (grime in English)  from my hands and arms!!! Oh my. I never knew my skin is this dirty! Ooops.. The scrub works its magic on my skin. Yay! Away with you, dirty skin!


Before finishing off with hand massage, the therapist, name Nadila, wraps my hand after applying mask all over. The mask makes my skin softer and fairer!


Tadaaaaa! Say hello to clean nails! :)

Next is pedicure! Sadly, no scrubbing and mask for my feet because of all the days, my feet has a number of blisters which hurt so bad :( So the therapist works on my toenails only, and will continue my scrub and mask at my next visit.

Let's recap my service:

1) Cutting, shaping, cuticle care, light foot filing
2) Scrub 
3) Mask
4) Massage

*One thing I notice that the therapist doesn't soak my hands into warm water. This is because The Beauty Room practices dry manicure, which means no soaking hand into water, and use nail softener instead. Wow, this is my first time doing dry manicure. Interesting..


The Beauty Room also provides waxing services!

The tools and products used for waxing.

Besides offering beauty services, they sell clothes and accessories too! All of the clothes are direct from Korea, and some accessories are from Korea and Malaysia as well. If you're planning a night out and not sure on what to wear, check out these pieces after your pampering session! Then you're all set! :)


Some of the accessories are silver and gold-plated, and use Swarovski crystals!



I can't stop taking more pictures of this place. The pastel colours in the jars are too cute! Like I said, reminds me of a candy heaven.


Nail care products for sale!





Thank you The Beauty Room and owner, Miss Rachel Park for having me the other day and thanks for the free foot scrub!! Thanks Nadila (therapist) for the beautiful nails and skin :)



FUN FACTS ABOUT THE BEAUTY ROOM: 

1) They practice dry manicure
2) Ice Gel Nail Polish is only available here! You can't find it anywhere else in Malaysia :) 


Im sure you're wondering about the price! Here's good news :) Currently they're having a promotion to celebrate their opening!


  • Forever Manicure & Pedicure (RM 65) (normal price RM 86) - A traditional manicure and pedicure starts with cutting your nails and shaping, followed by cuticle care, light foot filing, massage and a choice of your polish colour. Feeling clean and awesome again!
  • Sugar Sweet Manicure & Pedicure (RM 105) (normal price RM 160) - Treat your nails starting with Forever Manicure & Pedicure, followed by natural sweet sugar crystal scrub! As for pedicure in this package, services start with smoothing out cracked heels, followed by Forever pedicure, and then scrub! No more embarrassing feet!
  • Sweet Escape Spa (the one that I did) (RM 126) (normal price RM 210) - Pamper your nails and skin with Sweet Sugar Manicure & Pedicure, followed by a soothing and cooling mask for a brighter and softer complexion!
  • Buy 1 Free 1 ( waxing services only!) 


*If you know any manicurist or waxing therapist who needs a job, give them a call okay! They're hiring. 


If you feel like going for a pampering session this weekend after a long hectic week of work, head over to The Beauty Room and let your nails and skin be treated in the hands of professionals. You deserve this :) Call the number in the picture above for appointment!

Nail Bar, Waxing, Boutique, all in one! What more could you ask for? :)


                THE BEAUTY ROOM SDN. BHD. (1025108-W)
Block D2 Level G4 - 8
Solaris Dutamas,
No. 1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.


Service Quality : 4.5/5
Spa Experience : 4.5/5
Ambience : 4.5/5
Price : $$
Will I come back? : YES

Rating Guide
1/5 : Poor
2/5 : Fair
3/5 :Average 
4/5 : Good
5/5 : Excellent
$ :Budget
$$ : Mid-range
$$$ : Splurge 


Check out their Facebook page to be on the loop of their latest promo and other exciting activities :)


XOXO!