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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Basics with #ChristyNgShoes / Review


Hello everyone!


A few weeks ago I've gotten the opportunity to try out some really gorgeous shoes from ChristyNg. For those of you who don't know, they're actually a pretty well-known brand home-grown from Malaysia which started just 6 years ago, some say they're the next Jimmy Choo of Malaysia?! All fully handmade and manufactured in Malaysia as well! For those of you who enjoy shopping at your finger tips, you can find their latest arrivals on their website ChristyNg.com BTW, they ship internationally, so for my non-Malaysian readers, fret not! OR if you'd prefer an 'on-ground testing how the products look and feel like (like me) you can head over to their Main Store at Jaya One. OR you could read my blog and I'll try to explain my experience after trying some of these shoes out.

Most of the shoes that I choose were basics, well because you know...

Over the years, I've been buying and buying printed clothing, patterned shoes, flamboyant hats, my hair was always in a different shade of color these days, and don't get me started with my lipsticks! (They go on a Brinjal Purple kindda day to Chili Red kindda night) Conclusion is that the outfits that I usually throw into my shopping cart is usually very LOUD, same goes to my shoes as well, I tend to lend more towards the funky edge. But I knew that needed to stop because I didn't wanna be a walking loudspeaker, I needed to tone down my look with some Back-to-Basics!
So these are some of my picks that I'd like to share with you!


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Black - to - Basics
Daily kindda heels


ps. Do you like the name Black-to-Basics ??

Ayyyyyyyyy.... thought about it myself! lol

When it comes to basics, the first thing that comes to mind is the white top with the blue jeans. But all can only go right in place with these
Mayer Black heels which are extremely comfy not to mention easy to match with ANY outfit seriously. I'm a fan for heels with straps like these.
So basic but yet so chic! And especially when it comes in this suede material, it just makes it look so much more elegant!


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Nude- so - Simple
Casual kindda heels
(yes I'm a very punny person lol)





Second one is another classic. Everyone needs a pair of nude heels in their life, mine just so happen to be called Petra Nude . Seriously extremely comfy I feel like I can run with these fine nude color babies! One thing I like about nude shoes is that they instantly give you a lift that doesn't look very obvious. The ones I have on come with platforms as well, but funny how I find that I walk easier when it comes to platform heels. Again one of the basics that goes well with literally anything, like this casual outfit for coffee or maybe out to see some soccer game (or maybe just watching that cutie playing soccer and waiting for him to come by lol)


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Metallic Fanatic
Evening kindda heels





My Marissa Silver heels are so glammmmm I love them! I can see myself totally rocking these on office grounds! Who says office wears are boring, these shoes are really vibrate and bright metallic silver which the inner-funky me loves! After working hours, get ready to hit the dance floor with these bling bling subtle sparkles behind! And also the 3 straps really help provide maximum protection so you won't be losing your glass slippers like cinderella after midnight ;)


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Gold Glam
Dinner kindda heels
 



 I saved the best to last! I feel in love with them the first time I saw them on ChristyNg's instagram page. They're called the Chloe Gold heels and they look absolutely divine, even so when I got them and they were extra comfy. They are these glamorous gold basic heels which I think every girl should have! Thin straps elongates your legs, but thin gold straps gives an illusion of glowing silky skin on your long legs! And I'm extra lovin' the shorter heels that gives you a slight lift behind, it's a dream come true for your feet when it comes to long walks on rocky unstable roads. These shoes with lower heels are so charming to me I love it!


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So that's all for now guys, I hope you enjoyed this review and hope you find it helpful on deciding your purchase with ChristyNg shoes.
They come out with new designs  all the time so be sure to always check out their website at http://www.christyng.com/
or #ChristyNgShoes to see what's other people wearing on instagram :)

And if that's not enough to excite you, There's also a "Design Your Own" Button on the website!!! Which means that you can pick your own COLOR, TEXTURE, PRINT, and SHAPE of your shoe! I think this is a really great idea when it comes to bride-maids shoes, or just for the people who like to customize their own one of a kind shoes! 


Anyways, happy shoe-shopping! ;)












Tuesday, March 1, 2016

REO Suites



Why hello there, where am I at you ask? Wished you were lying on these colorful balls of joy at home you say? haha, trust me I would wanna bring all these bean bags back too. Anyways! I've been reading a lot on blogs about this next happening unit place in Subang called REO Suites! You know as well nowadays with economy getting more worse, and EVERYTHING is constantly rising price – our food, our tols, and even our property! 
Unlike the ups and lows of fuel prices, property is one of the main thing that will definitely not drop low in price through time, but will only be appreciated more through time. Hence investing in a SECURE LOCATION is most important, when I say SECURE I don't only mean by the security 
they provide, but ALSO by the WORTH of the package your every hard-earned money is being spent on.

Having said, it's always best to do a lot of your own RESEARCH first before getting a property for your own. OF COURSE I still don't make enough cash to get my OWN PLACE, but hey, start young, get out, and do your researches, know more! Because folks, a lot of us know that property only gets pricier each year but don't take a step to do anything about it. So the first step I made is going out to find out more about the famous
  REO Suites that's been all the rave in the blogosphere recently.

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Being single and young, I always wanted to get a studio suite for myself to be honest. And I tell myself, ONEDAY!! One day I will get my dream studio suite! Nowadays a lot of designers like myself look for a place to stay where you can balance WORK and PLAY. As a creative person, work is crucial to be taken "fun" with, they say work as serious as you play, and I think when it comes to getting your own place, I would want something that is comfortable, but at the same time productive looking enough to not make me feel bumped out all the time. I believe a place where inspire you to generate better ideas is important, especially working in a creative field. it is crucial!



Some lil things I learnt about REO Suites that I thought I shared with you guys:

1) THERE IS AN INFINITY POOL!
Pool to impress your guests (CHECK!) I mean I'm fortunate enough to have a pool in my current condo, 
but NOTHING beats an infinity pool that you can look out to all the pretty city lights at night, with a glass of champagne 
on your hand, NOTHING beats that.

2) Less traffic and more "me" time.
300m covered walkway to USJ 21 LRT station, 5 major expressways, located in One City, 
getting around is pretty easy as the LRT station is also just minutes away.



3) There is 3 different types of units 
 TYPE A (370 sq ft) / TYPE D (454 sq ft) / TYPE E (609 sq ft) 
(to be honest I really don't know why they're not called TYPE A, B and C lol)


TYPE A - THE ARTIST HIDEOUT

size: 370 square ft price: RM3xxxk
Extremely cozy. I could already imagine decorating this place in a very pinterest-worthy office house, haha. Somehow this reminds me of the apartments in places like Japan and New York, where property is so precious, they really take full advantage of the space they have. Hence, modern-day functional furnitures come to play. You can see tables flips into sofabed, boards pulled off from walls to form another table. INNOVATION people! Saves more space!


TYPE D - THE MUSICIAN'S CRIB

size: 454 square ft price: RM3xxK
Do you want me to sing you a song? ;) Please ignore me posing with the guitar hahah. 
But being a lil bit more spacious than Type A, The musician's crib looks like a nice place to 
chill out with some of your close friends, and JAM.


TYPE E - THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S DEN

size: 609 square ft price: RM5xxK
This one which is almost 2 times bigger than TYPE A is called the "half-half" concept. This one got me at first side because of the partition where it separates rest and work, but still somehow has a balance in between. This looks like somewhere where you can bring your clients over for a cozy meeting, at the same time it looks chillax unlike the traditional working cubicle where the space makes you feel so stress. I think "youngsters" take freedom and space very crucially because congested place just "blocks" our creative ideas, lol.



So these are some of the things that I thought was pretty cool about Reo Suites
Modern and really targeting the "young and creative" people like us. Haha, 
if you wanna know more about it I do encourage you guys can drop by their 
official website for more info on @REO Suite 


Anyways hope you find this post useful for those who are seeking for a new modern day home!


Signing off, Jules




Wednesday, January 20, 2016

6 Things



It's important to really sit down and reflect each year. Recently I've finally got some time to really think through 
what 2015 has given me. So thought I'd shared some of my lessons learnt with you guys and hopefully it inspires you :) 
P/s I made a short video while me and my best friend was exploring this beautiful place in my hometown malacca, 
Click on it and feel the mood! btw, floral kimono is sponsored by  DREAMSCAPE  (check them out too!)



1. Detox, Cleanse & Remove

...not only what you put in your body, but the people you surround yourself with. Even online, on facebook- Is this person constantly ranting about how bad his/her life is? Are you still 'spying' on your ex? Wait, do you have your ex's password and is constantly checking who is he talking online?? Don't do that... even if it was a 'clean breakup' (or not) clinging on this 'hope' that he is not doing as good as you are is totally UNHEALTHY. Detox the negativity, unfollow all of the instagram accounts and fb friends that make you feel like shit. Unsubscribe to constantly-popping-up-random-ass-e-newsletters that you don't even remember signing up for. Is this 'friend' constantly pulling you down? Is this person always using you just for his/her benefits? Have a good look at your circle because you are the 5 people you spend most of your time with. Which leads to my second point...



2. Managing Time

We all have our fair shares of procrastinating. Procrastination is the Thief of Time, so set your goals everyday, it's always good to set a What-do-you-see-yourself-in-5-years goals, but everyday, set aside time to just sit by yourself and be silent. Schedule yourself into your day. Target what do you want to finish today, write it down, write down what you're going to accomplish at the beginning of every workday (or before!), what are the steps you need to take to accomplish a certain task, GET A PLANNER! This is a practise that I've been doing for 6 years now and it really makes me feel like my time is well spent. Hey, we all know time is short, so spend every minute of it wisely!



3. Dress UP

I've been toning it down with dressing up in 2015 - a lot of the reasons were: Being too busy at work / Couldn't be bothered because 'it's just the mamak' situation / No hot guys around to impress also, dress for what?? / Just want to be comfortable,etc. Sigh... That wasn't 'me' before, and honestly dressing down (I mean just casually grabbing sweatpants with some random shirt going out) affects your mood a lot. For me, it made me felt less motivated to do work, less happy - more gloomy, very "cin-cai" - and I hated it. Apart from that I hated the fact when you put on something tight or something that you haven't wore for a long time and you ABSOLUTELY look HORRID in it because you don't fit it anymore. Oh my goodness, that feeling of not being able to buckle your jeans is so depressing, I never want to feel that again this year! Let's fill up our closet with beautiful clothes this year okay? Speaking of which, the beautiful blue floral kimono that you see me in is from DREAMSCAPE - A local online boutique which (in my opinion) very Zara-like. They're modern and chic, their style is simple, but minimalist in a way where it fits everyone, I've already gotten a few pieces from them before, like this grey knit top HERE, this ripped jeans HERE, all are some of my favourite pieces from them. I highly recommend you guys to check them out because after a few wash, the quality is still very good!! You guys can head onto their website  http://www.dreamscape.com.my to check them out :)



4. Explore different things at least once a week

Exploring something new could be a different cafe (yes we heard you, you cafe-hoppers), a new type of movie genre, a new hobby, a new kind of sport, or travel to somewhere foreign you've never seen before, breath a new air, watch a new tv series, cut a new hairstyle, try colored contact lenses for once if you haven't! Simple things, little things that sparks a "new" kindda feeling. Always feel a sort of refresh in your system, because life's too short doing the same routine over and over again. Doesn't mean that you have a 9-5 job so you need to be boring. What are those labels anyways?! So always do something to "refresh" your routine everyday.



5. Be a Friend to Yourself

Stop beating yourself up. Imagine the words that you say to yourself :"You're too fat / God you're so ugly / No one likes you / You're useless"
Would you say these kind of things to your friends or someone you love? If not why do it to yourself? Be a good friend to yourself, take some
time to properly listen to what you want and feel, because at the end of the day, no boyfriend or no best friend is gonna take care of you
24/7. You yourself know what you want, so stick by your own side at all times. and be nice


6. Remember the good

This one took quite a hard time to write because it's an unfortunate consequence of the human condition that our failures tend to stand out more prominently than our triumphs. Just to name a few lows from 2015, the top highlights were the fact that I found out I was manipulated for 2 and a half years, cheated and lied and used and then chucked aside, a huge part of me died during that process. my Macbook died, I lost my iphone which was hella depressing, my car died, and all these happened in a month! Great! Hella great. but at the same time I did survived it anyways, if not I won't be here tying on the keyboards of my new iMac, thinking about how a wrong situation could lead you to know what is the right path. Of me finally learning how to be picky with who I invest my time in, because wasted time is worse than wasted money. No doubt that I did had to learn things the hard way, and in many desperate hours I blame myself for not being able to see clearer or understand it faster. All I know is that this year, I want to make things better, for myself, and for the people I care about. As cliche as it sounds, count your blessings.
Someone else is praying for the blessings you take for granted. 





There, I'm finally done with writing the thoughts in my head. Finally (after 20 days) I feel like I can close the chapter of 2k15, and begin a new one. Cheers to a better year folks! Don't wish for it but work to make it happen! :)










Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Return Legacy Skincare Review




Hello Hey Ola everyone! If you're wondering who is that girl invading my blog space well it's ME! I am back to share with yall some 
miracle products that brings the BABY back to my skin. Honestly my skin feels super smooth and bouncy again right now and it's thanks
to the good people from RETURN LEGACY who brought me some products to try, guess what, it really did Return my Youthful skin again
haha trying so hard x)

Anyways, a lil bit about them if you haven't heard about this brand. As epic as the name itself, RETURN LEGACY is a company dedicated to 
help people achieve healthier skin. They're very much focused on the scientific way to cater to people's busy lifestyle nowadays. It's very 
obvious that they're on a very scientific route than our traditional natural folks remedies, like how it's stated on their company website, 
"At Return Legacy, true science is a priority. Return Legacy is a different kind of company. It is evident in our people, our products and
 especially in our science. Our science is our foundation, Science is at the heart of everything we do." With Scientist and developers 
from mainly Japan and France, they sound pretty scientific alright, so anyways, here are the products from Return Legacy:


 So here's my BARE FACE (except for some eyeliner, mascara, and lip tint cause I'm vain like that!) after using the product for a week

I've used all the products everyday for a week and I must say it did made a visible difference on my skin. Also because from the start, 
my usual skincare routine only includes a moisturizer, because it's either I'm lazy, or I put excuses on top of my laziness to be not able 
to spend time on taking extra care of my skin. On a daily basis I would just slap on some moisturizer after cleansing and GO! Really like 
how you would see the good people at the mamak slapping oil on the roti canai is exactly how the way I apply moisturizer on my face. I 
wouldn't even take time to gently pat and dance the tips of my fingers on my epidermis, let along include an additional product to my 
fast daily routine. However trying this, really did made me realise the difference between slapping moisturizer on like how you would
slap oil on your roti, compared to how you would slowly marinate a turkey, slowly massaging the sauce into the meat and caressing it till 
it gets tender. It's the same thing with SKINCARE! Spend extra time on it, and the results will be different! Okay idky am I taking food as 
reference right now must be the Christmas spirit but you get what I mean. 


The first product is H+ from their Reox series,  
aka the Magical Spray that erases signs of aging. 
The packaging itself looks pretty scientific and unique! 

3 major functions
Moisturizing / Oil Control / Skin Repairing 

What's so special about this magical spray is that it is proprietary blended and infused with Japan's new technology-Micro Mineralised 
Nutrient Technology (MMNT) - commonly known as micro-clusteres technology. This new technology is from Japanese heritage which 
allows molecules of trace elements become SMALLER to ENHANCE penetration through the skin > activate the skin cells > promote skin
 metabolism and blood circulation > and excrete aging cells through the skin directly. 



// 1 //
Add H+ into makeup remover, the micro cluster will refine molecules structure to dissolve the residue makeup quickly. 

// 2 //
Spray H+ on the face. I spray about 5 times for sufficiency. Then wait a while and pat it till it's fully absorbed. 

// 3 //
I use step 2 + step 3 next. (face essence + hydrating gel cream) 


There's many factors besides impatiently slapping on moisturizer that causes our skin to age. Our everyday environment for example 
is one of the top reason why our skin strain. Going in and out of the office, under air conditioned room for hours, then going out facing 
the harsh weather, facing the UV rays outdoor and indoor (yes, your computer screen and light bulbs produce UVs too). Not only that, diet, 
lifestyle, heredity, and other personal habits ages our skin. DID YOU KNOW, after the age of 20, a person produces about 1% LESS COLLAGEN 
in the skin each year?! :o As a result, skin becomes more fragile with age :( Gah I don't wanna grow ooooooldd.....

Now step 2 is a product that is used as face essence and also can be used on targeted parts, the power of Redoxy is meant for anti-aging, anti-oxidation, hydrating, boosting collagen, repairing scares and marks, rejuvenating, brightening, firming and what's best about this product is 
it's micro-clustered technology allows nutrients to penetrate deeply and nourish the cell. A combination of both natural and scientific, Redoxy 
is characterized by a unique composition of milk peptide, hyaluronic acid, allantoin, salmon peptide, alpha-lipoic acid, collagen, growth factors, vitamin C, kojic acid, vitamin E and hydroxylated lecithin. To learn more about what each ingredient contributes click on their link HERE 
it's pretty interesting!



This is probably my favorite product from them, it checks the box of everything I need in a skincare: GOOD SMELL - it has this faint 
floral / milk smell that I find very elegant and feminine about, it's REALLY LIGHT WEIGHT hence it's not sticky or makes me feel 
like my pores are being blocked nor do I feel like I have an extra layer of skin on my face. I apply them directly on problematic 
areas like my eye bags - to reduce puffiness, wrinkles - to reduce fine lines, and my dark spots from previous acne scaring




The 2° Activator Hydro is another item that is very light weighed and easily absorb, seriously feels like I'm wearing nothing! 
When you shake the bottle a bit it moves like jelly so I'm thinking it's a gel type. 
While it being breathable and absorbs easily, I still prefer Redoxy because it's thicker hence in my mind it's more concentrated. 

So my current skincare routine is cleanse > H+ > Redoxy > 2° ACTIVATOR HYDRO. But guys it doesn't end there ;)




Mediterranean diet traditionally includes fruits, vegetables and grains. Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces 
the risk of heart disease. My diet terrifies me because sometimes I can't remember when was the last time I ate fruits or vegs, even if I did it 
won't be the main consumption for me. Hence Medigold helps my diet cause it has an ORAC value of 10k which comprises approximately 
800g fruits and vegs per serving. Just in case you're curious, it has a formmulation of Oxxynea (extracted from a combination of 11 superfruit 
and 11 vegetables), Olive Extract, Vinovia Red Grape Extract, L-Glutathione, L-Arabinose, Chromium Yeast, Isomalto-Oligosaccharide (IMO) 
and Vitamin C, like always the benefits that each ingredient provides are HERE

It comes in 30 sachets per box, and you're suppose to consume one in the morning and one before you sleep. When stirred and consumed, 
it has this berry scent / taste, certainly tastier than eating a raw stick of celery, haha. BUT of course, even though you're taking in 1600g 
of fruits/ veg (let's say you do consume medigold day and night) you should still ALSO eat your real veg and fruits okayyyy. Anyways, the 
benefits of Medigold includes antioxidant, immune booster, liver detoxifier, weight loss, help in cardiovascular health, maintain a healthy
blood lipid profile, good for blood sugar control, regulate bowel movements, brain-protecting ability, for skin healthy and supple. WOW. 
that's a lot of benefits! 


Always take good care of your base, without a healthy base whatever you use to cover it won't do justice. Thank you RETURN LEGACY
for pampering me, well at least making me push myself to take care of my base more :) If you want to know more about them, here are their link!


Website link: bit.ly/returnlegacymy

 Facebook link: bit.ly/returnlegacymyfb

 Instagram link: bit.ly/returnlegacymyig



that's about it folks! Till next time! x