Yumi Lash Lifting @mytwinklelashfairy

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Every year, I often try to find a way for personal growth and development. I believe it is important for ones to often improve themselves to keep up in our fast pace society. This year, I decided to take on a skill. As mentioned in my Insta Stories, I am now officially a Certified Lash Lift Technician.

What in the world is that?!?! 

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Let me explain…. Beauty perks has come a long way. Eyelash treatments especially has taken over the world by a storm. As the trend from fake lashes to eyelash extensions and now the revolutionary Lash Lifting. It all brings a whole new meaning to the eyes.

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I had my fair share of eyelash extensions done the past couple of months (during the hype.. that is) after having them done over at Fabulash (Arcadia). Needless to say… I LOVED IT!!! My lashes were definitely on point… long, curvy, sexy looking 24/7. However, after a couple of rounds of having them redone (mind you, extension lashes starts dropping quite a bit after a week) and as much as I love having luscious long sexy curvy looking lashes, I hate the fact that my own natural eyelashes were also compromised. After a couple of months of having them done and redone… I began to notice my lashes were shorter and much less than its usual self.

As we all know, our natural lashes will drop (I mean, it is suppose to drop) but I somehow feel that my natural lashes health was also compromised in those few months that I had them done. Eventually, I decided to remove them all and leave them bare to let them gain back their strength and length again.

Reality is NO MATTER HOW WE ARE TOLD OUR LASHES IS NOT AFFECTED.. IT EVENTUALLY WILL BE IF YOU DO IT CONSTANTLY.

Or maybe, my lashes is simply just not so suitable to have lash extensions done.

I always love natural looking lashes and before I heard of extensions.. my metal eyelash curler and mascara was always a MUST HAVE in my daily routine. That was until Lash Lifting came into my world. Lash Lifting gave me a whole new perspective of how our natural looking lashes can look amazing with just a simple lift (almost like a perm.. but wayyy curvier and much more natural looking).

Let me be a bit more specific.

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What is the difference between Lash Lift and Perm? Well, it is technically the same effect of having your eyes shout WOW and giving them lashes that extra oomph. However,  the technique used for a lash perm uses a cylinder rod whereas a lash lift uses a silicone. I personally believe that Lash Perm works better on those with longer lashes as the curling shortens them rather than elongating them. (A little bit like curly fries). HOWEVER, Lash lifts are suitable for all lash lengths (yes.. this means if you have short straight looking lashes, you are going to LOVE this results) due to the ability to ‘lift’ the natural lashes from the root using different sized silicone. This makes them more inclusive for women with shorter lashes who have always turned to extensions as well.

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The results is all so natural. That I can’t stress how much I love it. Did I also mention, it last way much more longer than lash extensions. A good 2-3 months that is!!

In a fast-paced industry, lash lifts are now one of the hottest trends with beauty professionals all over the country making sure it’s on their service lists. BUT please beware as a good technician and brand of products brings you a long way. My favourite Brand by far (after many many rounds of survey) is YUMI Lash Lift (originally from France). A widely established and well known brand throughout the globe. This method enhances the eyelashes naturally at the same time giving it a simple hint of dye to bring out the eyes that bit further. (Trust me, it makes so much of a difference).

Like myself, if you are interested to learn. Feel free to check out the links below. OR you can just contact me to arrange for my service over at @mytwinklelashfairy (instagram)😁

http://www.yumilashes.com/en/training.html

https://www.yumilashliftvancouver.com/training/

https://www.yumilashesusa.com/academy

https://yumilashes.com.au/training.html

https://lashnoirpro.co.nz/pages/training-yumi-lashes

https://beauty-school.co.uk/beauty-courses-london/yumi-lash-lift-tint-one-day-theory-practical-training

 

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Doughnut the one of a kind Backpack

There are so many kind of backpack trends and brands today. I have my fair share of favourite collection from Longchamp to Anello and now Doughnut. I have always loved a good functional backpack especially when I travel. Over the years, I have been trying to find one to suit my needs and finally I can say Doughnut really had done a good job in creating one of the most stylish and fashionable multi functional backpacks I have seen by far. Ones where I have a good space with a 11 compartments/pockets in total on the inside and outside… AND yet not too bulky to make it over empower my petite frame.DoughnutMini3.jpg

During my recent travel to Langkawi, my daughter and I used our mini petite doughnut macaroon and we can’t stress how much we love it. My little girl specifically had her colour combination chosen (Iceberg + Sakura) while I was carrying the Limited Edition One Piece Animation/Manga series. It is based on the characters of One Piece representing Luffy, Chopper, Nami, Sanji, and Zoro with a representative sign of character and a motto in Japanese. It was love at first sight when I saw the colour combination for this piece.

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They come in so so so many variation of colours. Hues of pastel to darker tones to suit everyones style. Whats not to LOVE!!!! I could fit a whole lot inside this backpack and yet it feels remarkably LIGHT. I think it could even be a perfect fit as a baby bag or even a school bag of even a backpack for work for both men and women 😍. Doughnut1Doughnut2Doughnut3Doughnut4

Another bonus point I love is that this backpack is made with high quality waterproof nylon, also known as Cordura. Which means, no worries about having my iPad + Portable Power Bank being wet if I have to run in the rain.

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It also comes in various sizes Mini, Regular and Large. Both my daughter and I carried the mini ones for our recent trip. I somehow prefer smaller backpacks. However, maybe in the future I might consider getting the Regular sized one to add to my collection. 😁DoughnutMini6

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Another reason to love is the internal pockets available inside carefully stitched with lined interior to allow separation of items. I can easily fit my passport, wet wipes, tissues, money, phone and more at the compartments and not worry about searching for them items inside the bag with a bunch of other stuff.

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Super love it! ❤️ This backpack is thoughtfully designed to fit our daily essentials. Theres also a compartment specifically dedicated to place the iPad. For the Regular sized, it can also easily fit a 13 inch laptop. For further information, do check out their website over at Doughnut Official Malaysia meanwhile check out the VIDEO below to get an idea of how awesome this bag is. 😁 Doughnut Backpack the Best in 2018 

EasiYo Real Yogurt Wonders

 

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I am a huge fan or yogurt and so are my children. It is a healthy alternative to ice cream and known to have billions of live cultures yet deliciously healthy, how can we (to be more specific i) not be a huge fan, right?

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AND then i found EasiYo. I am a huge fan and have been using this EasiYo to make yogurt for my family for years! Hence, i have decided to share my little secret (okay, its probably not a secret as everyone who has heard and tried EasiYo would probably know how to make em’ already) however, for those who hasn’t … now this is a MUST GET be it for yourself or the family!

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The fact that i am able to make/ create something at home (myself) has always been a bonus point in my context. Hence, when i first started making yogurt at home with the kids.. for some odd reason.. it tastes that much better. 😛 (Maybe it’s also because my kids are helping out). It is one of my little mini project with my kids to make something delicious together while having our bonding sessions.

Making EasiYo is so easy yet satisfying. All we have to do is mix water to the yogurt mix sachet, put it in the Yogurt Maker and in a matter of hours (to be exact 12-15 hours) you’d get the freshest, tastiest yogurt ever. The best part is, it actually taste real good and there’s no artificial ingredients involved. If you haven’t already try it~ go get yourself one at the nearest hypermarket.

Dews Wellness Specialist

As age creeps up behind me, i begin to ponder how I will look like when I reach my mid 50’s. The fear of looking like an old granny at such an age is probably one of many women greatest fears. It was then, I heard of DEWS (De Era Wellness Specialist). The very first Malaysia’s first integrative aesthetic spa concept. It was truly a great honour to have been invited to attend the Grand Launch of Dews Wellness Specialist at Kota Damansara.

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With holistic experience and wellness in mind, DEWS provides an experience to those whom seeks for a complete wellness ; preventive, restorative therapy and personal aesthetic care. Supported by a team of aesthetic doctors,

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DEWS brings a unique integrative functional medicine approach where professional counselling and guidance on the areas of wellness and beauty, nutrition and fitness to achieve optimum results.

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Strategically located in Kota Damansara, DEWS Signature Boutique is the brands first flagship spa, which features fifteen private treatment rooms that accommodates a total of 25 beds, where clients can be pampered as they undergo their treatments.

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Their treatments are created for both men and women to rejuvenate the body from within while encouraging a better quality life through inner boosted treatments as well as treatments for the face, body and hair to bring confidence to oneself as well.

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Another attractive innovative treatment that caught my attention is known as the Aqua Bed treatment. DEWS is known to be the first to introduce this innovative treatment in Malaysia which provides excellent heat and acupressure effects to the body. This treatment is recommended to promote blood circulation with therapeutic effect from heat and acupressure to achieve rejuvenation.

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For further information about their promotions and services, you can contact them over at

1-2, Jalan PJU5/10, Dataran Sunway Kota Damansara, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia ( Tel : 603 61431889/ 6017 440 1433)

Alternatively, you can also check out their website over at http://dews2u.com

Bowhouse Pet Salon

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Mochi has been with us the family for over a year now. She came to us on a very special day, Easter. She was a tiny little fur ball and only weighs less than 500 gram and was the size of my palm. A new member 🐶

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Today, she has grown to weigh 3.8kg. A smaller sized shih-tzu breed compared to others. She was born on February 8th 2016 (herself and her younger sister). For some odd reason, she came out to be the smaller one despite being elder.

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It was instant. The connection we had was unbreakable. She got along so well with the family and everyone loves her to bits.

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As the days goes by, months and now a year..

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I have always wanted to give her optimum care and love the best way I can (I spoil her just like another kid in the house) . It was tough as I searched for a Pet Sitter when we had to go away for a couple of days and we can’t bring her along with us. I have to say, I had experienced a fair share of unfortunate pet sitters. Some places gave her ticks (it shouldn’t have but it did) , some had accidentally hurt her, and she was disgracefully dirty when I picked her up. I feel it is a little sad that this occurred while these Pet sitters had promised me the best of the best treatment but I was truly disappointed at the end of the day with their services.

Thankfully, I found Bowhouse Pet Salon.

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Bowhouse Pet Salon is a place for our four-legged friends to play calmly, socialize and be pretty! They provide dog grooming service, daycare and boarding while making sure they have a good time at our playground!

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I sent my little fur ball there for a couple of days this month as I had to travel up North. Needless to say, she had so much fun she had over there mingling with her four legged friends. I love the spacious environment they provide as well as the play pan style boarding hence the dogs are not caged up all the time and get to roam around freely with a Pet Sitter present.

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Before picking her up, they gave her an awesome bath and fluff.

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She was in cloud nine by the time they finished.

I am truly grateful and thankful to have found Bowhouse and I can truly see the difference as when I bring my fluff ball there to visit/grooming as compared to any other Pet Salon. Some places, before bringing her inside she starts whining.

Bowhouse on the contratry provides great effort in understanding your pet and going that extra mile to provide them with love, care and provide one-to-one focus on your dog’s interaction, temperament and behavior be it when they are running around or even on the grooming table.

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I love the fact that to them the dogs comes first, and they truly take this as a priority!

Here are some of their services (taken directly from their site).

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Dog Grooming
Price range from RM25.00 – RM85.00
When it comes to keeping your pooch cleaned and presentable, we’re ready for the task! We provide a wide range of grooming needs; from bath & fluff, basic and full grooming.As the founder says…. we’re not here to traumatize, we’re not here to force, but really just what your dog needs – ‘the balance’ and letting them be their natural self.

Dog Boarding
Price range from RM25.00 – RM55.00
Rest assured furry-parents. All dogs gets their play time, eats well and sufficient rest and lots of love from our nanny at our Bowhouse play pen boarding.

Doggy Day Care
Price range from RM15.00 – RM25 (depending on temperament and size)
Our interactive day care provides sufficient play and socialization time, nap time, treats time, and lots of love from our nanny from 10AM till 6.00PM.

Ala-carte services
Price range from RM10.00 – RM25
We understand sometimes our pooch requires an extra attention, so we have a wide range of add-ons / or ala carte services from dematting, pawdicure, spa sessions, detick, dental brushing, to dog walking.

As the founder says, we’re not here to traumatize, we’re not here to force, but really just what your dog needs – ‘the balance’ and letting them be their natural self.

For further information, do check out their Facebook page over at Bowhouse Pet Salon I sincerely highly recommends them be it for boarding, grooming or a simple day care to improve their social skills. I am definitely going to be a regular customer there! 👍🏻

Smile Ezy Review

Who doesn’t love whiten teeth? 🤔

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always ponder why my teeth looks yellow. Despite it being so called pretty straight, it somehow doesn’t seem to look as white as I wished. I asked various dentist in regards to this matter but they always tells me that my teeth is considerably quite white. *don’t know how they determined this but I was very certain it doesn’t look white at all in my context* 

As we all know there a various methods to have whitened teeth. Some could take a huge chunk out of the wallet others may be cheap but doesn’t seem to work wonders as they promise.

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TEETH WHITENING KIT RM229

BUT I am so glad to have found SmileEzy. A simple yet easy method to achieve whitened teeth at the very comfort of your own home.

THIS IS A MIRACLE! AND THE BEST PART IS IT WORKS!

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I love that I found a product that works for me. It was so easy to use following simple steps and the results is visible from my very first use!

I SWEAR ITS A MIRACLE!!!!!

It comes in a set.

Teeth whitening gel x 3ml

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Mouth tray with tray case

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Ingredients used are Sodium bicarbonate, glycerin, propylene glycol.

It’s range of application are known to do miracles for teeth stains from coffee, tabacco, food colouring, and other kind of yellow teeth problems.

To use, I followed 7 miraculously easy steps.

Step 1 : Brush and floss before whitening your teeth. The whitening gel works best with clean teeth. You can used the shade guide to check the shade of the teeth colour before whitening.

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Step 2 : Open the back of the mini LED light and remove the batteries and plastic battery protector. Discard the protector and re-instert the batteries. Fir the mini LED light into the outer front surface of the mouth tray.

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Step 3 : Make sure the tray is clean and dry before applying whitening gel. Apply gel to the inner front surfaces of the tray evenly (0.5ml each for the upper and lower surfaces) and insert the tray carefully, placing the gel on the front surface of the teeth.

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Step 4 : Turn on the mini LED light for a 30-45min whitening process.

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Step 5 : Remove the tray and rinse month with warm water.

Step 6 : Detach the mini LED light and put the tray back into the case after cleaning with cold water.

Step 7 : Use the shade guide to check the new shade of your teeth after whitening.

REPEAT DAILY UNTIL THE DESIRED SHADE OF WHITE IS ACHIEVED!

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WOW WOW WOW 😁😁😁

What can I say! I see the difference!!!!

I’m totally happy with my transformed teeth and I only used it for the very first time! Smile Ezy is definitely something worth Smiling for. 😁

The original price is RM229 but now they are running an amazing PROMO DEAL for ONLY RM199. 

Not sure how long the promo will last so hurry along and check them out NOW!!!

For further information do check out their Facebook page at SMILEEZY FACEBOOK

 

Earth Care Soaps

February is known to be the month of LOVE. 💕💖

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This month, I received a hamper filled with LOVE from Earth Care Soaps. If you have not heard of them let me introduce them to you..

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At Earth Care, they create affordable and cruelty-free products for your skin’s wellbeing without compromising the environment. Every product is handcrafted using only pure and natural ingredients sourced directly from Mother Nature.

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Their core product are handmade soaps using the age-old traditional cold process method to retain the goodness of the ingredients that you can enjoy.

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Skin-loving ingredients such as extra virgin olive oil, shea butter, botanical oils, essential oils, herbs and extracts are infused in the soaps for that extra nourishing and moisturizing effect, at the same time reducing itchy and dry or flaky skin.

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Another star ingredient, glycerin, is retained in the soaps to help draw moisture to the skin, effectively keeping the epidermis soft and hydrated at all times.

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They use the same raw and natural ingredients in their full range of products: bath and spa, lip care, face care, body and hair care, mom and baby care, and aromatherapy. Best of all, Earth Care products are suitable for everyone including eczema/psoriasis, trouble and sensitive skin, pregnant moms and babies too! Another exciting news, their services will soon expand further and will also be providing services for Mother’s Milk Soap Making soon. 👍🏻

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These organic skincare products are 90% to 100% vegan using only quality ingredients sourced from plant-based materials. Products that are less than 100% vegan contain ingredients of animal by-products only such as beeswax, honey, milk from cows or goats, and yogurts. All Earth Care products are known to be freshly made by hand and sealed with love, with zero harmful chemicals, synthetic colors and fragrances. Cruelty-free and environmentally-friendly.

What’s not to love right?

Absolutely ZERO:
– SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulfate)
– Parabens (Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, etc.)
– Phthalates
– Petroleum (Paraffin Oil, Paraffin Wax, etc.)
– Urea
– Animal fats (Tallow, Lard, etc.)
– Alcohol
– Synthetic colors and fragrances
– Other forms of toxic chemicals and preservatives

Want to try their products?

For the month of February (until 28th February) you can use the PROMO CODE : MOMMA25 to receive a discount of 25% 

*not applicable for other promos and for clearance products, gift sets and custom orders.

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VALENTINES DAY GIFT FROM ME TO YOU…. *GIVE AWAY*

For all my readers, stand a chance to win this exact same gift set worth RM175. All you have to do is

  1. Follow @themizzeve Instagram and @earthcaresoaps
  2. Tag a friend to tell them about this giveaway

as simple as that and one very special lucky winner will be picked to win an Earth Care Gift Set. 😍

T&C 

*Giveaway is valid until 17th February 2017

*This giveaway is open for MY residents with a valid Malaysian address.

*All prizes will be arranged to be posted out to winners by Earth Care.

*To winners please send your name, full address and contact number

Coco2U Nature’s Miracle

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Reality strikes as the year moves onto 2017. Age is most certainly catching up, as I urge to try my very best to maintain my youth and being an active momma for 2 Bright, Brilliant and Blooming kids can be rather tough sometimes. I have tried various products over the years and I have been really fond of products that are derived from 100% natural sources and toxin- free ingredients that include brands (that I have personally tried) such as 100%Pure®, XYLIQUE, COCO2U. Recently, I have yet discovered a new range of Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Skincare Series.

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Being a huge fan or coconut I was extremely excited when the products arrived my doorstep. The brand COCO2U uses all ingredients that are derived from 100% natural source. Virgin Coconut Oil is an effective component for skin care treatment. The virgin coconut oil is high in antioxidants that pass through into the concealed cells of the skin. The oil helps protect the body versus the formation of totally free radicals which are molecules that rob electrons from the millions of cells in the body. These free radicals are known to damage and also ruin cells including the body’s connective tissues. These cells are accountable for maintaining the skin flexible and also versatile. Hence, the wonders of this series is known to assists in strengthening these connective tissues while preventing skin sagging and also wrinkling. Meanwhile, It does the amazing wonders of softening as well as hydrating the skin, and eliminates filth from the outer layer of the skin making it healthy, smooth with a  natural glow from within.

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COCO2U is designed and formulated with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Natural Botanical Active Ingredients that delivers great and effective result. In this series, I tried the full range of products known as the Hydrating Cleanser, Pore Refining Tonique, The Luminous Serum, Bioactive Day Moisturiser, and The Bioactive Night Moisturiser.

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Hydrating Cleanser 

This hydrating Cleanser is designed and formulated with organic virgin coconut oil, aloe vera and AquaCacteen to soothe and hydrates the skin, while providing cleansing. It is excellent for all skin types and its even gentle enough to remove makeup. AquaCacteen is an ultra-refined elixir from an organic cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) which soothes and hydrates both women’s and men’s skin.

Directions : Wet hands and face, pump onto hands and massage onto damp skin in circular motions and rinse off with warm water. I use this every morning and night. 

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Pore Refining Tonique 

This pore refining tonique is designed and formulated with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Natural Mushroom Extract to help visibly reducing the pore size and also improving its texture and tone. I personally did see some visible changes to my pores during the first week from using this series.

Directions : After cleansing, put a generous amount of Pore Refining Tonique on a cotton pad and gently glide it over the face. I use this twice a day, both morning and night. 

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Luminous Serum

An intensive treatment that organically replenishes and rehydrates the skin for instance radiance and softness. This light, fast absorbing, hydrating Luminious serum instantly penetrates and infuses the skin with organic virgin coconut oil, niacinamide, vitamin C, and tropical oils to bio-actively re-energise and rejuvenate the skin, leaving it with a smoother, natural radiance and glow.

Directions : Apply to face and neck after cleansing and toning. I used this twice a day and is currently one of my favourite serum in my daily skin care regimen as upon application, it inspires a very natural glow while rejuvenates my tired, stressed skin. 

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BioActive Day Moisturizer

Loaded with Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and natural botanical active ingredients such as Olive Leaf Extract, Grapeseed Extract, and Vitamin E, this moisturiser aggressively increases skin firmness and makes skin more youthful and glowing. Best part is, this moisturiser comes with SPF20 as well.

Directions : Apply to face and neck every morning upon cleansing, toning, and serum application. 

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BioActive Night Moisturiser

This product brightens and hydrates the skin each night with rejuvenating active ingredients such as organic virgin coconut oil, argan oil, yam bean, and hyaluronic acid. Upon using this product in the evening, I noticed how every morning, my skin seems a lot more supple and radiant.

Directions : Apply to face and neck every evening after cleansing, toning, and serum application. 

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I am truly fond of these products and began noticing changes to my skin upon using it for only a week. Being able to find organic products that works is not easy and I can say for a fact, these products works very well for me and my skin. One fact that I love is that these products Do Not Promote Animal Testing, No Artificial Preservatives Used, No SLS, No Parabens and No Petroleum Derived Chemicals. 

To learn more about the products, you can visit their website over at

COCO2U – Narture’s Miracle

***FABULOUS NEWS***

For a limited time, COCO2U – Nature’s Miracle Skincare Starter Kit is on Promotion and its ONLY RM100 at the moment.

AND for all you readers you are entitle to get RM20 OFF + For every purchase of COCO2U – Nature’s Miracle Skincare Starter Kit, YOU get to receive a Luminous Serum 10ml for FREE (ONLY WITH PURCHASE OF COCO2U Skincare Starter Kit using the coupon code below).

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS APPLY the COUPON CODE at the checkout point over HERE.

* CODE: mrsandmomma20
* Code valid til 20th Feb 2017
* Code is unlimited usage

(as long as before 20th Feb 2017 you are entitle to get RM20 OFF). 

COCO2U STARTER KIT

In this Starter Kit, follow the simple daily routine (CTM – Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise) to kick start your day and prepare for the night.

Step 1 – Hydrating Cleanser 30ml

Direction of Use: Wet hands and face, pump onto hands and massage onto damp skin in circular motions (gentle enough for skin around eyes) and rinse off with warm water.

Step 2 – Pore Refining Tonique 30ml
Direction of Use: After cleansing, put enough Pore Refining Tonique on a cotton pad and glides over the face.

Step 3 (Day) – Bioactive Day Moisturiser 10ml
Direction of Use: Apply to face and neck every morning. Apply moisturiser after cleansing, toning and serum application.

Step 3 (Night) – BioActive Night Moisturiser 10ml
Direction of Use: Apply to face and neck every evening. Apply moisturiser after cleansing, toning and serum application.

Click HERE for more info.

 

 

Keep It Clean: The Adventures of Busy Mom

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Being a momma blogger has given me so many privileges. One of them I truly treasure is when I meet and develop new friendship along the way.

Today, I would like to introduce another writer and owner of a small cleaning business in London known as Evie Horton.

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She is my guest blogger for today, and had came up with many wonderful yet brilliant ideas that I would love to share with all you readers, to be inspired by her as to how she has inspired me.

Keep It Clean: The Adventures of Busy Mom

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Today’s moms are supposed to deal with many challenges as a part of their everyday routine. They have to take up a full time job, take care of the household, look after kids and meanwhile, find a way to be fit and healthy, exercise regularly, catch up with old friends and take a well-deserved rest. It seems like 24 hours are not enough for completing these more or less pleasant activities.

Cleaning is, without a doubt, a tiresome and time-consuming process, especially if your kids consider the walls a canvas and the living room floor a playground where they can scatter all the toys. Here are a few tips that can help you keep the house clean and find time to do the things you love.

• Even if you are a stay-at-home mom, you might still find yourself unable to deal with all cleaning tasks you have to complete for the day, especially if you live in a spacious house and nobody else, but you take care of the cleanliness. That’s why you are advised to split up the tiresome cleaning chores into several manageable tasks. The best way to achieve this is to set up a cleaning schedule and assign a cleaning task for each day.

• Make an evaluation of your time. If you are among those people who tend to take “small” one-hour breaks between the duties they are supposed to perform, don’t be surprised if you never have time for yourself. Instead of procrastinating, focus all your efforts on completing the tasks efficiently and they, you will be able to enjoy some free time.

• There are some days when you just feel under the weather, you are unproductive and easily distracted. In days like this, the last thing you want to think of is keeping the house clean. Yet, you can still take up cleaning and tidying up procedures that take care of themselves. Pushing the button of the dishwasher or the washing machine is not that tiresome, right?

• Cleaning duties will be much easier if you can rely on the help of the other family members. Actually, engaging your kids into cleaning activities is an excellent way for teaching them some essential skills. For instance, your kids can learn the importance of being organized through cleaning and this will be extremely helpful at a later stage for sure.

If you consider it appropriate, follow Shiny Carpets suggestion to set a timer and perform 5 or 10-minute clean-ups in every room. Wipe the spills from the countertops, treat the stains on the carpet with a suitable detergent, mop the floors, sanitize the kitchen sink.
Organize stuff and know the place of every item. Always keep similar items together and always put stuff back in place after you have used it. You can even ask your kids to gather all the toys in the contained they belong to. This way, they will learn to sort out and prioritize, so you kill two birds with one stone. You have fewer cleaning tasks and teach your kids invaluable personal skills.

Don’t forget that if you feel you cannot deal with so many tasks at once, you can always arrange professional helpers. Take a look at the prices your local cleaning company offers and contact them to find out more about the cleaning service. That will not only save you a lot of time, but will also ensure the dirt-free environment at home. After all, there is a reason why cleaners, employed with trustworthy cleaning companies are called professionals.

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! 🙂