Interview with MSC Malaysia!!

June 24, 2013

*blushing all the way* Thank you MSC Malaysia for featuring us in their upcoming campaign on young achievers and entrepeneurs!! Thank you everyone, especially all of you my dear readers for the support, guidance and kindness you've given me. Check out Nina's online blogshop Rainbownista where you will find colourful kaftans, blouses and shawls. And check out Pumpkin Project for more tips on beauty, restaurant reviews, and hijab styling where they have multiple writers on different sections!

XOXO
Lina


Obsessive Beauty with Vanity Trove (June Edition)

June 20, 2013

Hello lovelies! I'm smiling all the way while typing this post because this is by far my favourite box from Vanity Trove. The theme for June is 'Obsessive Beauty'; and it suits me very much, because well I wouldn't be here if I'm not obsessed with beauty! So keep on reading to know now why this is my fav box!






First of all, the welcome and product guide gives me a good first impression. So classy and fabulous! I like the old Hollywood makeup and hair; reminds me of Marilyn Monroe :)



OMG FAKE LASH! (first thing that comes to mind)


Celeb Beaute Celeb Lash (RM19.80 - 22.80)

  • I'm EXTREMELY happy when I see this in the box because I have NEVER bought or put on a fake lash before! I've always wanted to try but I'm worried if it's not worth my money as I already have long lashes (gedik and perasan kejap). Now that I already have it, it's a sign that I should give it a try soon! Tak sabar nak jadi Kardashian.. hahaha.

L'oreal Professionnel Liss Ultimate Shampoo (RM 50/200ml & RM 79/500ml) and Masque (RM67/200ml)

  • This product is perfect for me because it works to smoothen and repair thick and unruly hair. It contains a combination of Incell and Olive and Argan oils to soften hair. The masque protects hair against humidity and frizz. I definitely need this because Malaysia is crazy humid especially now that it hasn't been raining for weeks. 

 Cocolab Aromatic Body Oil (RM99/100ml)

  • You know me and body oil; inseperable. Coconut oil has helped me a lot in repairing my sunburnt, dry skin, and frizzy hair. I'm glad this is in this month's box! It contains Absolute-No-Heat Virgin Coconut oil and blend of pure essential oils. It works as a moisturizer, massage oil and skin repairing treatment. If you're bored of using body cream or lotion, try coconut body oil. It gives long term-results too. 

Decleor Hyra Floral Moisturizing Cream (RM98/50ml)
  • It's a hydrating cream with anti-pollution and nourishing properties. It has a soft and floral scent that reminds me of beautiful garden in spring. This product is inspired by flowers. Suitable for daily application and it's paraben-free.


Bifesta Eye Makeup Remover (RM26.90/145ml)

  • It's a gentle makeup remover that can remove heavy eye and lip makeup. It contains vitamin E and hypo-allergic formulation. You only need a few swipes to completely remove your eye makeup.

Soap Artisan Natural Lip Balm with Beeswax and Vitamin E (RM12/4g)

  • This has become my best friend the moment I glide it on my lips. The wax is so rich and the texture is so smooth. It's neither thick nor sticky. It tastes a little bit like orange cake to me. hehe. ( I tend to taste lip balms, it's a weird habit). I put this on whenever I need it throughout the day, and my dry and chapped lips are less now. Yahoooo! Please go and get this thing!

Booklets and vouchers!


I'm very IMPRESSED and HAPPY with this edition because most of these products are suitable for me and come in very handy, especially the oil and lip balm! I feel that it's a complete set, from makeup remover to hair shampoo and mask, face cream, lip balm, and body oil; not forgetting the fake lash to complete your makeup look. Thumbs up, Vanity Trove!

Check out my previous review on last month's edition: http://www.missbabblegloss.com/2013/05/vanity-trove-awesome-wholesome.html

Click these links to know more about Vanity Trove!
OFFICIAL WEBSITE
FACEBOOK FAN PAGE

XOXO
Lina

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*Note: This box was given to me by Vanity Trove as bloggers collaboration. I was not paid for this review. All opinions are mine and straight from the heart :)

Persunmall International Giveaway! JEWELLERY!

June 13, 2013

Who doesn't love a beautiful piece of jewellery? I definitely do! And guess what? PersunMall is having a giveaway where the winners will get one of their jewellery collection! This giveaway is open to all, worldwide! 


Persunmall is an online shopping mall offering a variety of beautiful fashion pieces, which I feel are at an affordable price. Do check 'em out yea!





Now here's what you need to do to get your hands on these fellas above :

1. Register at http://www.persunmall.com/  
 2. Like Persunmall's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/PersunMall
3. Leave a comment stating the registered email (the one you registered on   Persunmall), name, and the item's link that you like (look below).
4. Share this giveaway on your social media(e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+1, Personal Blog) and post your comments with the shared links (for verification).
 5. Follow my blog on Google Connect (at the right sidebar); 
     Follow me on Twitter (@LinaLuvsPumpkin);

Take note!
Winners and Prizes:  
1. Persunmall chooses one winner from every 30 participants, which means a winner out of 30 participants, two winners from 60 participants. So there must be at least 30 participants, or the giveaway will be cancelled. So don't forget to spread this GIVEAWAY on your social media! 
 
2. Winners will be announced on 
PERSUNMALL OFFICIAL PAGE on 25th June 2013. PersunMall marketing team will contact winners by email, so be sure to check back then after you enter!

3. For winners, they will be allowed to choose one of the following items (click to find out more about each item): 
1. Exquisite Flowers Ring 
2. White Rose Ring 
3. Punk Rhinestone Bracelet 
4. Stylish Spider Pendent Necklace 
5. Europe Retro Rhinestone Link Bracelet 
6. Elegant Big Gem Ring 
7. Stylish and Simple Bracelet 
8. Stunning Summer Necklace

Matters need attention: 
 1. The validity of activity: June 1,2013 - June 23,2013. 
2. Participants who shared more links than others will have more chance to be chosen as the winners. 
3. Those who have ever registered at PersunMall are not allowed to join this giveaway. 
4. If you can't be the winner, PersunMall also prepared a gift for you, 20%off orders over $60, just use the coupon code PERSUN20%OFF after your order over $60.(Pls make sure you use it within a month, the valid time for this is only 30 days from 1 June to 30 June)

Easy peasy right? Don't forget to spread the word, yea! More chances to win! *wink*

Good luck and stay fabulous!

XOXO!
Lina

HiShop Ambassador Pack: May Edition

June 11, 2013

Hi, everyone! Feeling so blessed and thankful right now for all these amazing beauty boxes that I'm currently obsessed with. hehe. Recently, I received another box from HiShop for the Blogger Ambassador Program for the month of May. Check out my previous and first HiShop box if you haven't: HiShop Ambassador Welcome Pack

HiShop handpicked these products according to our beauty profile. That's why you will see different bloggers receive different products.

I saw this box and other beauty boxes on my bed when I got home from Singapore the other day. I felt like it was Christmas!

Anyway, let's cut to the chase.


May's box is in better condition compared to the previous one; where there were dents and it looked like it went through hardship. hehe. All the products are bubble-wrapped as well.

A combination of carnation, almond, and cinnamon makes a sweet fragrance and calming sent. I absolutely love this fragrant bodywash! The scent lingers on my skin for long hours. If you like almond, you will like this body wash. Besides the scent, it contains almond oil which is rich in Vitamin E that keeps your skin soft. It's anti-bacterial too! Perfect after a long day. I never knew almond products smell great. hehe.


I've received this in another beauty box but in a sample size. I LOVE LOVE LOVE massages and I'm super happy to add this to my spa collection! This essential oil works to heal discomfort with your joints and muscles, besides being anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic. The scent is relaxing and calming, and putting it on my skin makes me feel like I'm in a spa, really. The main ingredients are grapeseed base oil, rosemary, lavender and many more essential oils! Now the makcik urut that comes to my house to massage me doesn't need to use lotion anymore. haha.

This is my first slimming product that I've received in a beauty box. I've not tried this yet because my tummy is sensitive when it comes to slimming products. I will try it one day and will tell you what happens :)

"It is recommended to take it on empty stomach and as a replacement for breakfast for optimal absorption and effect. Defecation starts usually after consuming for 2- 4 hours.

Function : Intestinal Cleansing, Detox, Slimming, Skin Improvement, Promote Intestinal Health & Strengthen Immune System

Suitable for people who: Constipation, Weight Matter, Skin Issue (Pimples,etc), Stuffed Tummy, Stressed & Bowel Irregularity"



And what's a beauty box without vouchers, and these are for you! 

There are FOUR discount codes. Simply key in these discount codes when you check out:

  • Get RM20 rebate off your total purchase (minimum of RM99 required) when you shop at HiShop. Valid till 31st July 2013 . Discount code: HISURPRISE 
  •  Get 8% off your purchase when you shop at MilkADeal. Valid before 30th June 2013. This code is valid for multiple transactions - feel free to share with your friends and family. Discount code: MAD0613
  • Get 8% off your purchase when you shop at White.My. Valid before 30th June 2013. This code is valid for multiple transactions - feel free to share with your friends and family. Discount code: WHITE0613
  • Get RM20 off (Redeemable against purchases worth RM100 and above only) when you shop at HiShop. Valid till 30th June 2013. This code is valid for multiple transactions - feel free to share with your friends and family. Discount code: HS0613

 Click here to read customers reviews: HiShop Malaysia Facebook Page


Have fun shopping!

XOXO!
Lina


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*Note: This box was given to me by  HiShop Malaysia as bloggers collaboration. I was not paid for this review. All opinions are mine and straight from the heart :)

Red Onion @ Bangsar

June 04, 2013

Hi, everyone! Thank you so much for supporting my blog. I dedicate this blog to all of you :) Sorry for being MIA for awhile. I was on a family vacation..will blog all about it from time to time, yea! Anyhooooooo.. are you a foodie just like me? Then you have to keep reading ;)

I have been craving (MAJOR) for some good middle eastern or Pakistani cuisine for the longest time. My best friend, Ad (blogger too!) from Pumpkin Project has been raving about Red Onion in Bangsar and I've got to try it myself! Lucky me, Living Social was having a food voucher deal for this place at that time. Hooray!




As usual, parking is a hassle in Bangsar. So we parked at the RM1 parking space and walked a little bit to the restaurant. Red Onion has their own parking space reserved for customers but when we came, other guests have taken up all :(


We were greeted by a friendly lady the moment we came in. The main theme of Red Onion is red, maroon, pink..the red family as a whole! It suits the name, Red Onion. :) The air conditioner was blasting which was good because you know walking around in Bangsar is cray cray. The chairs and couch are comfortable. Red Onion's interior is simple but inviting and boast a cozy atmosphere. 




Red Onion specializes in Arabian and Pakistani cuisine, alongside serving European and Asian too. My aim is to attack the Pakistani food! Ready to drool.

Oh no..I forgot the name of this dish, but this tastes SO GOOD! It's a mixed salad with chicken slices, combination of lettuce, peas, potatoes and more! 


Chicken Tikka Masala is my dish! I haven't eaten this dish in like many many years and to have this again is bliss. The chicken and gravy taste delicious, a little bit spicy for me but acceptable. It tastes a little bit like curry to me but I know some of you will beg to differ if you're an expert in Pakistani cuisine.. hehe.


Chicken Buryani is Ad's. She loved it very much and I think this was her 2nd time eating this dish at Red Onion. The main criteria of a good briyani is the rice, and this dish succeed :) 


Cheese Naan is fluffy and fresh. We wanted a side dish just in case our main dish weren't enough. But boy we were wrong, we were almost full when we were done with our main dish! Tamak punya pasal..  haha. Anyway, I 'cicah' the naan with Chicken Tikka Masala. Best oo! 


This is Raita, a gravy or sauce to eat it on its own or to dip your naan! This is something new to me. It's yogurt seasoned with herbs and spices. It goes well with rice too! I'm not sure if I really like it, but it's not that bad.


And to conclude our meal, a dessert to the rescue. Almond Pudding is a refreshing dessert that really cools down your throat and body. It's super sweet to me, and of heavy and creamy base too. I regretted for not being able to finish this because my tummy was full. But I managed to dig it halfway through. I can say I LOVE the Almond Pudding and would come back here to have this again :)



I feel that the price is slightly higher judging by the portion size. But since all of the dish we had taste delicious and satisfying, I didn't really mind.

Service Quality : 5/5 
Food & Drinks Quality : 4/5
Ambience : 4/5
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 


Operation Hours :
 12pm – 12am daily 

Red Onion, 

No. 4, Jalan Telawi,

Bangsar 59100,

Kuala Lumpur.

HALAL


Tel : 03-22016674

 
XOXO!
Lina