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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Pink N' Proper x Claire collaboration box


Are you SUMMER BODY READY yet?!!?!! 
Not really for me though looking at my chubby figure (and still eating ice cream). BUT! I know that this box's got me covered.



I'm talking about Pink N' Proper x Claire Organics' Collaboration BOX! For those of you who don't know, 

Founded in 2013, Pink N' Proper proud themselves as a local Malaysian brand that specialises in bringing in fashionable swimwear and beachwear. Their collection is chic, mixed with a dash of classiness along with a hint of elegance and sexiness. Making you look FASHIONABLE going to the beach! They have a pretty wide range of bikinis and monokinis! A lot of nice pattern ones that I like heheehe seriously check them out! 
p.s They ship internationally too ;)

While on the other hand, Claire Organics is a all natural handcrafted skin & body care brand in Malaysia. Their products are specially formulated with natural remedies, packed with nourishing and healing skin benefits which is great for all skin types and sensitive skin and ALSO for babies and pregnant mommies. Fun fact is that they were created by the love of a mom to provide the best for her baby. The brand name Claire also came after her baby girl 'Norra Claire' which means 'clear and pure' in French which is exactly what the brand stands for. 

Now that you've known a lil more about the brand, today I'll be showing you what they've collaborated in this AMAZING BOX!


At first my mom thought it was cake because of the cute lace packaging. ROFL MOM OMG
It was sooooo funny when she was all surprise and excited there was cake on the dining table at home, but turns out it's:

1.  Max Azria Cross Back Bikini Set in Black
2. Inflatable pink flamingo Drink Holder
3. Claire Sunscreen
4. Claire Luscious cocoa Lip balm and Lotion for dry skin
5. Claire Candy Soap in Rose Hip

The price of the box is only RM99, which is totally worth the money considering the fact that it's ORIGINAL PRICE is RM200 !!! This collaboration will only last for 4 months, and every month, the contents will change from both brands! How exciting, I can't wait to see what's next! But no worries, cause customers will be able to choose from 4 different swimwear designs every month as well. Awesome! The people from Pink N' Proper were kind enough to drop me a code for you guys, SO if you're thinking of getting a box, use my code "SUNDAESINS10" to get 10% OFF!


First, can we take some time to appreciate how awesome this bikini is?! My usual outfits are like my current bikinis in my wardrobe; Loud, patternful, and colorful. I needed something minimal (toned down) BUT I always wanted it to have a little something. I just can't see myself buying or getting a bikini which is just PLAIN... so THANK GOD FOR THIS ONE because it fits what I'm looking for! It's a plain bikini with a twist! OMG I love this bikini!!!!! The criss-cross thing makes this bikini absolutely to die for! And it's so smart that actually IF you don't like the cross-back thing (like tell me who doesn't) YOU CAN TAKE IT OUT! Just look at THIS PIC to get a better idea. ONE bikini, 3 different ways to wear it. Money well spent! 


Next is this extremely adorable inflatable pink flamingo drink holder from Pink N' Proper. This one is SOOO CUTE, I always wanted the BIG ONE where you can chill and lay down on in the pool reading your book while you act all 'Datin', but I guess I'm starting small with this one first. 
Which is currently sitting on my table desk holding my phone while I type away on the keyboard right now. 

Here it's not carrying a coke, but it's carrying all Claire Organics product - a sunscreen, a lotion, and a bar of soap. 
By the way, all of their things are HANDMADE with LOVE, and you know I'm a sucker for anything handmade.


These are definitely my fav, I can't decide which one I love more (sunscreen or the body balm) BUT what I absolutely adore is the medium and 
the size, EXTREMELY good for traveling and which is what I NEED! I can put this in my bag and it won't make me feel like I'm carrying the whole Guardian store! The weight feels exactly like carrying AA batteries, which is great! I love how it's not in liquid form as well because it won't spill here and there in your bag when you're traveling. Three of these products smells very similar, it almost smells like a spa-like kindda scent! Which is extremely relaxing whenever I open them I imagine myself having a good massage. 


Again thank you so much Pink N' Proper for dropping me this awesome box. Guys, remember if you wanna purchase it, go to www.PinkNProper.com , enter my code 'SUNDAESINS10' (pst, it's case sensitive so make sure it's ALL CAPS) and enjoy 10% off your next box! 



Hope to see you guys in some fine rocking ass bikinis with smooth skin! ;) 








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! :)