Loccitane Gifting Experience

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A couple of weeks ago, the husband went to Europe for work. It was probably the longest by far we have ever been apart ever since we were married. Initially, we both didn’t too much of it. 10 days, it isn’t that long and no doubt its going to pass in a jiffy with my time being consumed up with work, motherhood and chores. Furthermore, i thought to myself, we have been married for a good 7 years! A little break makes the heart fonder, right?

Gosh!! It was the toughest 10 days ever! I had been ill for the longest time (caught a horrible horrible horrible influenza from my trip to Japan). I regretted big time for not taking the flu jab before my trip back then. Non the less, a day after he left i had food poisoning which had me cried for help from my neighbours to get some anti vomiting pills as it was late in the evening and i didn’t want to resort to driving myself to the hospital while leaving my kids at home. Thankfully, i felt so much better after the next day!

As we both count down the days till we see each other again, we both missed each other very much. I am very thankful that our relationship is simply so strong that even after so many years of being together we are still working on being that mushy couple like how we have been the very first few months we met.

And so, despite sending each other endless photos of our daily life from what we ate to places we visited/went to…being away from each other, we tried little ways to make each other feel special.. one of which is a collaboration  that we had made through SMULE. *Just in case you don’t already know about SMULE, its an amazing app that allows us to sing with various people (good and bad singers – hence please don’t feel intimidated) around the globe.

Before you click on the link below~ let me share with all a little personal story/secret. I have always been really intimidated to sing, especially in front of my husband. Why? Because he is simply just gifted in singing. And ever since the very first day i went Karaoke with him i know for a fact that i was nowhere near that standard, and for a good 7 over years i had never really held a microphone nor sing with him. Whenever i was forced to, i made sure nobody could really hear my actual voice as i will request for backup singing to be left on really loud*

So, doing this really took me a lot of courage, hence.. if it doesn’t sound too good~ please do excuse your ears. >.<

As the days passed extremely slowly, I decided that i wanted to make him feel that extra special when he came back (to show how much i appreciate and treasure having him in my life). Hence, i decided to capture a very personal genuine gifting experience with L’OCCITANE by capturing a genuine gifting experience showcasing my relationship with the love of my life.

I went to L’OCCITANE at the curve to choose the gifts. It took me a good 30 minutes even though i already know the store inside out. I wanted to choose a special gift that i know he would use and appreciate.

In the end, instead of picking him a gift. I got him A BOX of Gifts!

I came home and wrote him a little note and waited for him to come home from work.

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I waited and waited.. then finally….

 

Indeed the moment was simply priceless. Thank you L’OCCITANE for this beautiful experience and this very precious memory and joy for gifting from the heart of love. This very thoughtful and heartwarming process had us expressing so much love, joy, excitement, happiness and desire for one another. Truly, we are extremely thankful and blessed!

#loccitanemalaysia #giftedwithlove #loccitanegifting

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With Christmas Season just around the corner, have you decided what gifts you are going to get for that very special someone! I would most definitely highly recommend something from L’OCCITANE. What more can i say, i’m a huge fan! 🙂

 

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Animal 4D+ Alphabet Interactive Cards Review

I am one of those mommas that believes in enrichment classes. One of the most recent ones that caught my attention is called Code Juniors. As our generation revolves, teaching methods has also changed drastically as well. Flash cards are probably one of the most common cards moms/teachers/guardian starts of with for their children when it comes to learning. Well, that was me 5 years back! I still remember being excited receiving a pack of flashcards when my daughter was one years of age. I was one of those hardcore mommas where i constantly read/teach her with them. But today flash cards are no longer the same. It’s no longer 2D and boring but have became interactive flash cards!

A couple of weeks back i received one of the most amazing gifts any mother can share/teach/play with their children. These are the amazing Animal 4D+ Alphabet Interactive Flash Cards from Code Juniors. At first these cards looks just the same as any other ordinary cards you may find at any Montessori and Bookshop. However, as i read the instructions and began to download the app i began to understand the miraculous wonder these interactive cards are for the next generation of time.

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The instructions are extremely simple and easy to understand. I was really excited to share with my children and i couldn’t wait to see their reactions to these interactive cards.

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By placing the cards of the respective animal, a 4D version of it pops up! *totally beyond coolness* My children were excited yet stunned at how these cards pops out an individual animal of its own while reading out its description.

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They tried a few rounds of various animals from the cards and as each 4D animal pops up, i could see their eyes grew bigger with curiosity.

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*Roars* says the lion…

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Another amazing feature from these miraculous cards are the ability for the animal to interact with their food. Below shows a horse eating grass!!!! *call me “Kampung Style”  a.k.a (old fashion) but this is my first time seeing 4D+ interactive cards available in the market today to teach the children beyond the normal 2D conventional method.

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Both my children were glued to these cards for hours. I love that it’s not only educational, it’s interactive, fun, and the children gets to experience a whole new level of creative thinking at the same time. I personally LOVE these cards.

These Animal 4D+ alphabet interactive cards are indeed an amazing development by Octagon Studio Augmented Reality creation. It is available for both Google Play or App Store!

Want to find out more?

Feel free to contact Jacqueline Lee at info@codejuniors.com

and check out their

Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/codejuniors

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Website at http://www.codejuniors.com

for more amazing 4D+ Interactive cards.

CHEAT version of Miniature Lemon Loaf Cake 💗

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Its been a while since i last baked and today i finally managed to squeeze in some time to make a CHEAT version of Miniature Lemon Loaf Cake. Much thanks to Jo (a momma friend whom i had met through japanese class) for inspiring me once again. 🙂

I have always loved to bake. I enjoyed filling my home with the smell of freshly baked treats. The truth is, the root of my baking has always been for my children. Baking has always been a special bond for me and the kids together. As you can see, they definitely LOVE to help me in the kitchen.

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This CHEAT version of Lemon Loaf Cake was influenced by Primrose Bakery recipe. Its ridiculously easy!!!

Ingredients
155g self-raising flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
130g golden caster sugar
20g cornflour
155g unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing the tin
3 large eggs
grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

Heat up the oven to 160 degree C. Meanwhile, grease your loaf tin/line it with baking paper.

Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and cornflour into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse the mixture for about 4 seconds until evenly mixed. Add the butter, eggs and lemon zest and juice and process briefly until evenly blended (about 10 seconds).

Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and level the top with a spatula. Bake in the centre of the oven for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf coms out clean. Let the loaf cool in its tin.

Ta-Daaa.. isn’t that ridiculously easy to make?

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Happy Birthday Althea!

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Have you heard of the name Althea? A couple weeks back, I was completely overjoyed when i received my Box of Althea goodies in conjunction to their Birthday Celebration this month on the 20th of July! 

0716_Althea1stBday_instagram_MY_01Althea represents the national flower of Korea and delivers authentic K beauty items to the world. In June 2015, Althea was founded to bridge authentic K-beauty to SEAsians. Despite the blooming popularity of Korean beauty products around the globe, there wasn’t a one stop shopping destination whereby ones can enjoy around the world at reasonable prices. Hence, Althea was born. Althea innovates the cross boarder distribution channel to connect K beauty supplies directly SEA consumers. They offer comprehensive beauty selections at the lowest affordable price.

AND NOW they are giving some amazing deals!!!!

Althea’s Birthday Celebration 20th – 31st July, 2016

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For orders placed on 20/7 onwards. While stocks last.

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Full size beauty products. While stocks last.

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– Got your Althea party kit? Wish us a happy birthday with #altheaturns1 and stand a chance to win amazing prizes such as Macbook Air, Ipad Air 2, iPhone 6S, Galaxy S6 Edge, Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera, Althea credits and beauty hampers from Althea!
– Prizes total worth KRW10,000,000 to be won.
– Contest starts from 20th July – 15th August, 2016.

Wait no more and check out their website NOW!!

LAST BUT NOT LEAST~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALTHEA! 

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100% Pure Shampoo Review

Being a huge fan of 100% Pure, i have been trying out their products over the past couple of months now from skincare to makeup to nail care and now i’m truly hooked to their haircare.

What i love most about their haircare products are that its extremely gentle and suitable for all hair types including coloured treated hair. The past two years or so, i have been rather adventurous with my hair from perming to colouring to bleaching and it has indeed been a fun journey for me and my hair however i as fun as it may be to have a change every now and then, it is equally as important to maintain and take care of my hair as well. 100% Pure Hair Care are made from all natural formulation and does not contain synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, chemical preservatives, sulphites, or any other harsh ingredients that may cause further damage to the hair.

Being a huge fan, i decided to try their full series of hair care…

Burdock & Neem Healthy Scalp – healthy scalp = healthy hair

Honey & Virgin Coconut Restorative – to restore dry, damaged hair

Kelp & Mint Volumizing – revitalizes bounce and body

Yuzu & Pomelo Glossing – for healthy, glossy locks

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I first tried Yuzu & Pomelo Glossing for healthy glossy locks. I love the refreshing smell of yuzu and pomelo while it gives my hair a hydrating feel. The super gentle shampoo and conditioner washes away excess oil from my scalp while moisturising my locks with that brilliant shine, bounce and vibrancy that i longed for. Both the shampoo and conditioner contains ingredients such as Organic Rose Hydrofoil, Organic Aloe, Avocado, Flaxseed Oil, Virigin coconut, Rosemary, Lavender, Honey Suckle, Yuzu, Pink Grapefruit and many more wonderful natural and organic ingredients. 

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*comes in 8oz and 13 oz 100% natural, 100% vegetarian, and gluten free*

With such great results from Yuzu & Pomelo i moved on into trying Honey & Virgin Coconut Restorative shampoo and conditioner to restore my damage locks. Being a huge fan of coconut, this is by far my favourite, it deeply moisturises, repairs, softens and detangles dry, damage hair. I was truly amazed at how soft my hair felt. The ingredients in this product are amazing AND they are also organic such as Honey, Vitamin E, Oregano, Calendula, Goldenseal, Organic Flaxseed, Orange Peel, Organic Aloe, Coconut Oil, Lavender and more.. 

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*comes in 8oz and 13 oz 100% natural, 100% vegetarian, and gluten free*

I always believe that it is always good to have our scalp cleanses at least once a week to remove the impurities and excessive oil stuck within the scalp. Burdock & Neem Healthy Scalp did just that for me. A healthy scalp means you’ll have healthier hair hence, treating your scalp will help to purify, unclog the pores, stimulate circulation and help alleviate dryness, itching and flaking. Treating my hair with this hydrating formulation helps turn my hair healthy, nourished and vibrant. Both the shampoo and conditioner contains ingredients such as Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Organic Rose Hydrosol, Avocado, Organic Aloe, Lavender, Burdock, Coconut Oil, Neem Seed Oil, Orange and more.. 

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*comes in 8oz and 13 oz 100% natural, 100% vegetarian, and gluten free*

Kelp & Mint Volumizing has helped to revitalised the bounce and body for my locks. Its invigorating, hydrating minty shampoo and conditioner helps to gently purifies while adding bounce, body and cluster. Nourishing formulation also helps makes the hair healthier, stronger and glossier. What i love about this product is that it contains Kelp which is known as nature’s hair thickener and fortifier while seaweed collagen adds the amazing shine on my hair. Ingredients in the products are Peppermint Essential Oil, Goldenseal, Thyme, Nettle, Kelp, Flaxseed Oil, Oregano, Lavender, Avocado, and more.

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*comes in 8oz and 13 oz 100% natural, 100% vegetarian, and gluten free*

I can’t express how much i LOVE the hair care range. 100% Pure once again has won my heart over. Their products are not ONLY 100% Natural, 100% Vegetarian, and Glutten Free.. they are also Certified to be Organic. Whats there not to LOVE about them?…. NOTHING!

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If you are not already a fan of their products, do swing over for more reviews over at

Where to Buy? You can purchase it ONLINE over at 100% Pure

Learn More about 100% Pure Malaysia Loyalty Reward Program. For all orders, the customers can get 3% rebate in reward points that they can use to pay for their next purchase. There are also many more ways to earn points for more info you can click here: Loyalty Reward Program

Wait no more and experience for yourself how amazing these 100% natural, 100% vegan products, cruelty free, gluten free and organic brand can nurture and transform your regimen today!

5 Top Momma Website i just can’t get enough off…

InspirationsToday it’s all about inspirations…

I love to be inspired and constantly search online for inspiration. Like many Mothers i try to find relevance to be able to relate and be inspired as a whole, be in in terms of health, fashion, fitness, food, lifestyle and more. Thanks to technology and fast internet + data i am constantly on the roll of things today even with two active bumble bee children and an adorable pet dog.

Today, i’m sharing with all my top 5 favourite Momma Website that i often read…

Cheeserland – A fashion blogger turned Mom to two beautiful children, a personal friend and neighbour, plus one of the most famous yet longest blogger i know and followed. She has been one true inspiration that had me started this website to build, groom and grow as a person. As many local readers already know, she is truly an inspiration to many around the world (especially our local Malaysians and her extended fans over in Japan). What’s there not to love~ it’s cheesie!

Startamomblog – A mom to two beautiful little girls and the wife to a wonderful man. She inspires Mothers from all around the world to start a mom blog by guiding them with various tips and tricks while specific yet useful advice for moms to handle situations better with their children. Suzi, the author is one of the sweetest, kind, and savvy person i know (plus she is known as one amazing engineer blogger) . If you need some tips or any advice on creating a mom blog, her blog is most certainly one place you ought to visit!

Rane Chin – Also known as The Beauty Junkie from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. An inspiring yet elegant mom for 2 beautiful daughters with the latest updates on beauty, trends and gigs in town. If you haven’t seen her blog do scroll and take a look for yourself. :p

Laurenne Hopkins – I have been a silent reader of Laurenne for the longest time. The first blog i followed of hers was known as This Mummy and ever since she migrated, i find her articles has grown along with her. A mother of 2 little girls and a new born baby boy she is still as inspiring as ever. Her articles goes a long way with parenting advice and experiences, recipes, DIY and more.

Mommy My Way – A beautiful lady and single mom whom i am totally inspired by. Her blogs shares the way she raises her infant son through career advice, traveling tips, fashion inspiration and more, all while juggling a full-time job and working toward an MBA. Mind you, this brilliant lady is also an entrepreneur plus she also holds a support group in Facebook for like minded Mothers while spreading her love, support and knowledge about blogging to all. An inspiring person she is both inside and outside. *heart*

I hope this article can spark some light to some of you here as these beautiful ladies inspired me so much. 🙂

XYLIQUE 100% Natural Source SkinCare

Have you heard of the brand XYLIQUE?

 XYLIQUE™’s revolutionary skincare line is inspired directly by the healing power of nature. Their products are formulated with finest natural nutrient rich plant/flower/herbal complex that enhances skin’s health, vibrant and flawless appearance. These nature powered ingredients are expertly blended along with scientifically proven botanical essentials that have been utilized for centuries.

imageTHE HEALING POWER OF NATURE XYLIQUE™’s selection of skincare

As many of you already knows, i have always loved using natural products. When i first heard about XYLIQUE™ i was extremely excited. The SAFE, EFFECTIVE SKIN CARE SOLUTIONS FROM NATURAL SOURCE is completely free of synthetic preservatives, parabens, sulfates, artificial colors and fragrances and petroleum derived chemicals. By combining the revitalizing, purifying and finest natural nutrient rich plant/flower/herbal complex, XYLIQUE™ delivers safe and effective solutions to meet what our skin needs. I love the fact that the products are derived from 100% natural source.

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The Moor Mud Cleansing bar surprisingly is one of my favourite products from this range.

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Personally, i have never been a fan of bar soaps until i tried XYLIQUE™ Moor Mud Deep Cleansing bar. It easily foams up as i lather and massaged it all over my face. Upon cleaning it off, my skin felt light, refreshed, cleansed and slightly minty (which i personally love).

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The Moor Mud Revival Mask is made from 100% pure vital moor complex with no added ingredients. It deeply nourishes and replenishes skin for increased suppleness and healthy, youthful glow.

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To use, I mixed a teaspoon of the mask with 2 drops of water and it smoothens out into a paste. After that i applied it directly onto my face and leave it on for a good 3 min for first application and gradually build to a maximum of 10 minutes with each application.

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Once the time is up, i rinsed it off with warm water and my face felt fantabulously refreshed. *hearts*

Next i applied the Hydrating Toning Lotion. It contains phyto-hyaluronate, seaweed, green tea, juniper and sage. This cooling, alcohol free toning lotion contains hydrating and softening botanical extracts that plumps dehydrated skin.

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I love the Intense Radiance Serum. It is known to reduce the appearance of hyper pigmentation, sun spots, and acne scars. The exclusive formulation contains niacin amide and herbal extracts to brighten the complexion and even out skin tone. Upon cleansing and toning, i massage the serum over my face and neck  and find that it absorbs rather easily into my skin. I would highly recommend this to everyone!

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I then applied the XYLIQUE™ Hydrating Cream. Mind you, this is a cream not lotion as stated. I felt that using just a little bit was enough for my full face and neck (saves quite a lot in the long run as you only need a little bit). The product contains ingredients such as plant sterols, sweet potato, thyme, rosemary, goldenseal and more amazing ingredients to deeply hydrate, protect and revitalise the skin.

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I have been using this range of products for over a week now and i can’t seem to find any faults to complain about. I am glad that there are products like these in the market (100% natural source products are generally rather hard to find)

Right now, they are running an amazing valuable set for all to try. Containing of 5 piece hydrating and Radiance Skin care to fulfil the basic needs to feed our skin with full hydration while brightening the skin.

The 3 valuable Sets are:
FIVE-PIECE HDYRATING & RADIANCE SKINCARE SET “for full hydrating & brightening skin regimen”
· MOOR MUD DEEP CLEANSING BAR
· HYDRATING TONING LOTION
· HYDRATING CREAM
· INTENSE RADIANCE SERUM
· MOOR MUD REVIVAL MASK

FIVE-PIECE PURIFYING & CLARIFYING SKINCARE SET “for full acneic & oily skin Regimen”
· MOOR MUD DEEP CLEANSING BAR
· PURIFYING TONING LOTION
· PURIFYING GEL
· CLARIFYING CREAM GEL
· MOOR MUD REVIVAL MASK

FIVE-PIECE REPLENISHING & ANTI-AGING SKINCARE SET “for full replenishing & anti-aging skin regimen”
· MOOR MUD DEEP CLEANSING BAR
· HERBAL TONING LOTION
· RENEWAL ANTI-AGING SERUM
· MOISTURE REPLENISHING CREAM
· MOOR MUD REVIVAL MASKimage003

As Ramadan, the holy month has just started…XYLIQUE™ are having the Ramadan RM100 special shopping coupon for everyone.

Yes, with this RM100 coupon, YOU can get up to 50% discount with further savings during this holy month and to enjoy the amazing 100% natural source products of XYLIQUE™.

*please refer to website for terms and condition* 
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For further information, check out their website XYLIQUE™.for further information. This is definitely a product worth trying. 🙂

Have a pleasant day ahead and stay close to nature!

 

Tips for Traveling To The Beach.

998970_10151917913348092_1651141950_nI have always loved to have a relaxing holiday by the beach. Staying in Malaysia i have been blessed to be able to head to the beach almost at anytime we wished, much thanks to our tropical climate here. The beach is probably the best destination to rest, recuperate, relax and enjoy. Studies said that having holiday at the Beach can help to unstress body and mind, other than that it will increasing positive mood.

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Going to beach seems to be easy, but there are many things you should prepare before you go. Here is some tips for travelling to the beach:
Use your sunblock – One of the most important thing before going to the beach. Use a proper sunblock with SPF to protect your skin from UV A and UV B. It also can prevent you to get a darker skin and sun brunt that could ruin not only your skin but also your holiday.
Wear sunglases – Although seeing the beach could relax your eyes, but the sun does not. After protecting your body from the sun, its also as important to protect your eyes. Ultraviolet can iritate your eyes and in an extreme case it can causing blindness. Bright light also can hurt the retina. So you have to protect your eyes with sunglases in order to keep your eyes healthy.
Choose the beach wisely – Even some beach are looked like the same, but you have to carefuly choose your beach destination. Pick the beach with good environment, bright sea colour, friendly local, good view and good resort is a must.
Go in the good timing (sun bright, no rain) – Good timing is crucial thing if you want to traveling to the beach. During the monsoon which is from October until late February is the time you have to avoid if you want to go to the beach. Many restaurant and resort are close because of the strong winds and heavy rains. Mid year is the best choice to go to the beach because it is a summer time. You can see beautiful sunrise or sunset across the beach and doing sunbathing in the afternoon.
Watersport – Challange your self in the beach! It’s the best alternate to having a healthy and fun sport plus holiday for you. Don’t forget to check what kind of watersport available in your beach destination such as jetski, parasailing, snorkeling or even scuba diving. Its the perfect way to keep your body fit in and after the holiday.

1186029_10151920052648092_206675624_nDream beach around the world – There are so many beaches around the world and i would most certainly hoped that one day i am lucky enough to visit all these wonderful beaches. For those who are like me and would want to go to visit these beaches as your next holiday destination, there are some dream beaches around the world for your recommendation for your upcoming holidays. These beaches are mostly from Asia. As everyone know, Asia having tropical climate which best place to enjoy the beach surround it. I personally have listed these places as my .. next destination to go to..  🙂

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Balangan beach, Bali, Indonesia

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Balangan beach is popular destination among surfers. Balangan beach also known as dreamland. The atmosphere of Balangan beach is quiete the same as in Hawaii. Balangan is the best place to surf and swim. If you are a beginner dont be worry, there are many surfing school that might help you to be able to surf.

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Turi beach, Batam, Indonesia

For those who seek a relaxing holiday at the beach, Turi Beach resort at Nongsa, Batam is the answer. it serve you a very blue sea and beautiful private beach. There also some watersport you can do such as Jetski, banana boat, Canoeing, and snorkeling.

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Langkawi Island, Malaysia

Langkawi is the best beach on the West Cost Malaysia. Langkawi serve a clean water, pristine beaches and a nice jungle surround. Besides doing some water sport, you can also explore the nature by trecking in the jungle, you can also ride a horse in here. But if you are a water sport jungkie than go to the beach and enjoy jet skiing or diving.. In Pantai Cenang beach area and you’ll find plenty of small stalls offering jet skiing services. For the seasoned jet ski individual, one can head to nearby Bunting Island for a picnic or a walk on the beach.

If you manage to go to those beach, don’t forget to select the perfect accomodation and transportation. You can reach those beaches by flight. You can try using Traveloka for the cheapest flight alternative you can get. They have one of the best bargains in town. *thumbs up* Lastly, remember to rest, relax and enjoy every single moment of the holiday. 🙂

Hi-Tea ~ Flower Tea Review

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Flower tea has been in the world for centuries. Each tea brings an exquisite taste as well as effect to one individal with certain health benefits. Ever since i have been exposed to learn about flower teas i have been hooked. I loved the scent, the soothing effect that it gives me and the benefits it provides to me overall.

Although that being said, there are many grades of teas in the market and i sincerely believe that good quality grade premium teas brings you better results and are known to be little and/or free of chemicals. One of my favourite Tea Brands in the market right now are known as Hi-Tea.

Recently, i have tried 5 amazing blooms with their own unique aromatic fragrances of flower tea from Hi-Tea. These are known as Peach Fruit Tea, Lavender, Rosemary, Sweet Osmanthus and Blooming Tea. Each individual flower teas are packed into food graded zip lock bag to ensure its freshness.

imageMy personal favourite are the Peach Fruit Tea and Sweet Osmanthus. They are both refreshing and has a hint of sweetness to it at the same time. Peach tea is known to have a variety of health benefits such as relief from hypokalemia, cancer, obesity and are known to be herbal detoxification. Osmanthus flower tea helps dispels cold and dampness in the body, decrease the mucus caused by inflamed lungs and reduce coughing, treats menstrual pain, as well as regular stomach pain, tooth aches, warms stomach, improves digestion, treats intestinal diseases and reduces the amount of stomach gas, removes many toxins from the body while moisturises the skin.

A personal favourite blend of mine is a mixture of Flower Teas

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Method :

2g of Lavender + 2 gram of Sweet Osmanthus and 1 gram of Rosemary. This creates a soothing and relaxing fragrance to both the mind and soul with a unique lingering taste on the tastebud.

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Blooming tea, or otherwise known as flowering tea, is the combination of green tea leaves and certain flowers. One or more dried flowers are wrapped in bundles of dried tea leaves formed into a bulb shape then set for drying. Other than its unique and refreshing taste, its aesthetic is truly remarkable. The bulb, once put in boiling water, expands and unfurls into something like a blooming flower which is indeed very pretty to watch. It also brings amazing benefits such as improving metabolism, boost brain functions, protects the heart, kills bacteria in the mouth, alleviates stress and more.

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For further information, you can check out their Facebook Page Hi-Tea Malaysia and Website Hi-Tea. They have 18 various kinds of flower teas to choose from and you will most certainly be spoilt for choices in deciding. 🙂

Better Sleep Month

imageDid you know that May is known as *Better Sleep Month*?

If you know me, i am an extremely light sleeper by nature. Any little noise/sounds wakes me up both day and night. I definitely DO NOT sleep a good 8 hours per day but i do value my sleep and this month (since it is sleep month) i have teamed up with Casper to give you guys some tips on having better quality sleep. 🙂

There are various factors leading to the lack of quality of sleep in general. Here are some of the identified factors that mainly contributes to sleeping problem and ways to counter them.

Anxiety

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Busy Mind

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Discomfort

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Hunger

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Noise

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Not Tierd

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Sunday Night Insomnia

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Temperature

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As a young little girl~ i never did enjoyed the idea of napping. It somehow tends to mess up my sleeping mode at night, leading me to find it nearly impossible to fall asleep. As i grew older, i noticed that i tend to have migraines whenever i do managed to take a nap in the afternoon. As an adult and mother of two now, I have cultivated a sleeping routine whereby i sleep by 12:30am and wakes up at 6:15am daily. These tips mentioned above indeed helped me to gained better quality sleep. However, I am also a huge fan of dehumidifier + essential oils and i believe not only it makes the room smells nice, it also helps soothes and eases me to bed easily. I love infusing the aromatic scents of lavender + lemon + peppermint. As i do regularly exercise, it has also helped with improving the quality of sleep i get daily even though i don’t sleep a full 8 hours. Needless to say, consumption of caffeine is a NO NO NO… 5 hours before bedtime for me. 😛

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Do you have any sleeping tips to share? Would love to hear your thoughts on this. 🙂

ALSO, do check out Casper for further tips on quality sleeping.

You can check their Facebook Page , Instagram and Pinterest as well.