Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Versatile Blogger Award

I am very honored to be nomiated The Versatile Blogger Award by Shivani from Pen My Blog. I was very curious to what is this all about so I tried to Google it up and found the information here. The nomination is all about quality of the writing, subject's uniqueness and quality of the photographs. Last but not least, this award is to honor those bloggers who bring something special to your life. I'm so happy and thankful that Shivani actually think of me and my blog this way =)

There's also some guidelines for nominations and they're as below:
  1. Give a warm thank you to the one who gave you the award
  2. Include a link to their blog
  3. Select 15 blogs you followed regularly
  4. Nominate the 15 to the Versatile Blogger Award
  5. Tell the person who nominated you, 7 things about yourself
I'm taking this opportunity to share 7 things about myself to Shivani and all my readers. Maybe some of you have heard me mentioned about these before but if not, here goes:

1. I love coffee! I must have at least a cup a day and my highest record was 6 cups a day. That was a long time ago. 
2. I hate cockroaches. I really do. I can run very fast even with my 4 inches heels if I see one.
3. I love music and took piano lessons when I was younger till Grade 6 and I stopped. Reason? I'm just lazy and had tonnes of excuses to go for classes.
4. I use to take Salsa lessons too and I danced for almost 2 years. I achieved my Intermediate Level goal. I'm definitely proud of that but stopped after my previous job got a little too hectic. 
5. I'm a very disorganized person and my work table is only clean for 2 days max and after that, I'm lucky if things are still in place.
6. I suck at DIY and cooking. I'm really not a domesticated person. My best skill at home is doing dishes. I even banned my bf from buying a dish washer because that will take away my one and only skill. So no dishwasher!
7. I tried Bungee jumping once in New Zealand and my next goal is sky diving. That's in my bucket list.

So now you know me a little better. Thank you all so much for your interest in reading this post and thanks again Shivani for nominating this award to me. Here are my next 15 nominees for The Versatile Blogger Award. I hope you guys would join the fun so we can know you better. If not, it's OK too =)

Dale - Savvy Spice
Jeann - Luminnej
Becks - Oomph
Allie - Allie NYC
Catherine - Not Dressed As Lamb
Joyce - Joyful Outfit

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Back To School

I've seen so many marketing headlines with "Back To School" recently. I guess summer break is over. School's like ages ago for me. In fact, I can only wish we could wear anything we want when I was in school. We had to wear uniforms!! How interesting is that? I'll show you what we wore when we were in school later. The good side of it is that I didn't need to think of what to wear tomorrow. The negative point of view is that it's plain boring. 

I didn't had a chance to wear what I want to school till college. I guess now I've the chance to play "imagine I'm back to college days again" =) What about you? What would you wear if you're going back to school?

Top - True Religion (similar here)
Jeans - 7 For All Mankind Josefina Boyfriend Jeans (similar here)
Heels - Zara (similar here)
Bag - Miu Miu
Watch - Cartier

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Morning Skincare Routine

I wouldn't say my skin is normal and fine. Some days I would wake up, looked at myself in the mirror and see lines, acne, scars and dilated pores!! Some days I think those pores are forgiveable and those lines are not as obvious. Despite all these judgemental behaviour over my own skin, I do take good care of them. I have combination skin with oily T-Zone and mostly dehydrated cheeks. Staying in a tropical weather isn't helping either. The humidity and the food we eat do contribute to my occasional break out. All I can do is to try my very best to take good care of my skin with religious skincare routine day and night. These are some of the products I'm currently using and I believe it's actually working well for my skin =)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sweet In Pink

I wore this for a date night yesterday. I bought this dress from RED Valentino when I visited Hong Kong in March. In fact, I've already worn this a few times. Just haven't had a chance to be in front of the lens till now. My favorite part of the dress are the pockets! They are huge and the best part are the ribbons on it =)

For date nights, are you more of a dress or pants type of person? I found a few pink dresses here just in case you're interested.

Dress - RED Valentino (similar favorites here and here)
Heels - Valentino Rockstuds
Bag - Saint Laurent Sac De Jour

Monday, August 25, 2014

Travel - Bali

I was in Bali end February for a birthday celebration. It was a fun trip with all my coolest friends. I think this is the fourth time I've visited Bali but, this was the first time with so many people. It never gets old visiting Bali. Each time, there's different sort of fun.

This time around, one of my friend booked the whole villa and we had a blast in that house! This place is called Villa Awang Bali, and it is a 4 bedroom luxury villa with individual bathrooms. As we have 5 couples altogether, they turned the TV room into a bedroom as well. The driver picked us up from the airport which is about 45 minutes away (including traffic). We even had our own chef and cleaner! Oh yeah!! Personal chef is upon request and we had to pay for the food but we were definitely willing to do so. There's no restaurant near by but there's a grocery store and I must say things sold there were not cheap. So my advise would be, if you're booking this hotel, please get drinks, alcohol and snacks from town before heading to this villa.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cremorlab - A Classic In Hydration

I believe almost everyone knows about the recent Korean hype. For instance, the teen crazy K-pop which includes like 8-12 members in a boy or girl band, Korean dramas and those affordable-yet-so-good beauty products. Don't forget that Korea is one of the most popular country to go to in terms of plastic surgery. Bring a picture of Park Shin Hye to the surgeon and you might come out from the clinic looking like her =)

Jokes aside, I found Cremorlab through Michelle Phan actually. She recently visited Korea and Cremorlab was one of the products she had positive reviews about. So I went to Muse By Watson to ask for more details. Currently, they're the only retailer that's carrying Cremorlab in Malaysia. These are what I've learned and would love to share it with you.

Cremorlab Spokesperson - Yoo Bi, Lee (Actress)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I Like It Chunky

Last week, I shared my shopping experience in America with Shopbop (post here) and now I can show you one of the items I bought. It's a pair of sunglasses by Karen Walker called Super Duper Strength. I was contemplating between the Black and Crazy Tort. Eventually, I picked the Crazy Tort because I've yet to own a pair with Tortoise Shell design.

I paired it with a Club Monaco Shirt Dress and lucky me, it was the last one in the shop in my size! *phew* I guess shirt dresses are popular lately. I can understand why; it's so easy to wear. I don't even need to think what to pair it with. All you need is a pair of shoes and a bag to go with it. It's great for work or just a quick coffee run.

How do you like my styling? Are you into chunky-monkey sunglasses and shirt dress too?

Shirt Dress - Club Monaco (similar here)
Sunglasses - Karen Walker (available here)
Bag - Coach
Heels - Christian Louboutin

Monday, August 18, 2014

8 Things To Do While In Budapest

Again, I'd like to let you know that this vacation happened in the winter and it's really a superbly delayed post. That's the reason why you're seeing me in jackets and sweaters in most of my Eastern Europe holiday pictures. Previously I've shown you Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz, Prague, Vienna and now Budapest. This was our last destination before we flew back to Paris. 

When we first got to Budapest, I wasn't too comfortable with it. It was pretty messy at the train station and the taxis haggle too. Just like Kuala Lumpur! =D We didn't know about the so called "trusted taxi company" so we paid like 3 times more than the normal rate on our ride from the train station to our hotel. Although, by the end of our stay, I had so much fun and I must say I totally had a different perspective towards Budapest. Well, they say a picture speak a thousand words. So, let me show you 8 things you must-do (in my opinion) and some of the beauties Budapest has to offer.

Friday, August 15, 2014

New Love Affair

Remember last Friday when I mentioned I was looking for a "Multipurpose Bag" in this post? I found one from Reebonz and ordered it. It arrived at my doorstep within 3 days and I was ecstatic! I love opening presents and Reebonz did a great job by wrapping it up so beautifully. 

Bag - Michael Kors Jet Set Tote (similar here)
Top & Jacket - Gap
Jeans - Guess
Heels - Zara
Tah-dah!! Meet my new found love, "The Multipurpose Day Bag" from Michael Kors. There are few reasons why I love this bag. It's practical and light. I can stuff a lot of things in there, such as laptop, magazine, lipstick, wallet, organizer and phone without weighting it down. If my hands are too tired to carry it, I'll use my shoulder. This is definitely one tote I will keep. I was browsing through Reebonz's website and found the same bag (Michael Kors Jet Set NS Tote), but the color I chose was no longer available, but they have it in a different color. If you like it, you better order it quickly or it'll be gone soon. They only carry a small quantity for each bag and that's what makes my bag unique =)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Online Shopping...Yet Again

For some of you who has been following me on Instagram and Facebook, I'm sure you know that I recently visited US of A. This is the 2nd year I was there for summer. I think my goal is to hit 50 states in 10 years. Just kidding..Ok, maybe half. I'm only at 10% as of now! 

I must say, America is blessed with an abundance of everything! It's like a shopping heaven for people like me from a 3rd world country. Even though Malaysia imports many brands from the US, the prices are doubled here. So, when I had the opportunity to visit the US, I tend to do some frenzy shopping, especially online, as it's so easy and everything gets delivered to my doorstep. My main goal going to the US is to visit my sister. So, spending time with family and travelling are the top priorities. Online shopping is a close second, as it allows me to save time without needing to go to the mall. The best part is I get to exchange or send the product back if I'n not satisfied. Ordering from Shopbop, I get to enjoy free delivery and return. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

We Lost A Great Being Today

I still couldn't believe it that Robin Williams left us today. Just like that. He has made the world laugh and touched us in countless ways but today, the world cry for him. God bless your soul, Robin. We will miss you dearly. May you rest in peace.

Top - Mood & Closet (available here)
Cardigan - Mood & Closet (similar here)
Jeans - Current/Elliott (available here)
Loafers - Tod's Gommino (similar here)
Watch - Cartier

Monday, August 11, 2014

Four Seasons Budapest

Source: Four Seasons Budapest
Initially when my bf and I were planning for our Budapest trip, we narrowed down our choices to Kempinski and Four Seasons. After looking at the pictures, and based on our previous experience on Four Seasons Langkawi, we decided to go with Four Seasons instead. We usually book our hotels through Expedia but sometimes it's good to compare prices from their individual websites too as they do run some attractive promotions. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Shopping With Reebonz


I am currently looking for a day bag or what I call it “Multipurpose Bag,” where I can put anything and everything in there, from wallet, car keys, lipstick, organizer and a laptop.  I currently have one, which is the Céline Luggage Bag (similar here), but it tends to get heavy and I wanted something lighter. I looked into Reebonz and found one from Michael Kors that I really liked. Oh, I bought my Céline from them too =)

I wish I could show the bag that I just ordered but I totally forgot to save the pictures during the purchase. When I tried looking for it on the website, it’s not there anymore. Reebonz has limited quantity with each product they offer so, if you see something you like, you need to purchase it quickly before it vanishes. The bag that I bought looked similar to these below:

BCBGeneration - Wilson Bag

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Keep It Short

I was window shopping at Zara one day and thought this top looks great. I name this top Rainforest. Maybe it's the design? It could be the color too. When I brought it home, I thought it would look good with a polka dot shorts. Till I matched it with this skirt, I thought it looks really good together. I'm sure it would look good with a black or white shorts too. What do you think?

Top - Zara (similar here)
Skirt - Mood & Closet (similar here)
Bag - Christian Dior
Heels - Zara (similar here & here)
Watch - Cartier

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Skincare Review - Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil

Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil
I recently bought this from Sephora while travelling in America. I ran out of makeup remover as I was using the Omorovicza travel size which I also bought from Sephora quite some time ago. I like Josie Maran's Argan Cleansing Oil better than Omorovicza because it is easier to manage. With just 2 pumps on my dry hands, it's more than enough to apply evenly on my face. It took everything off including my waterproof mascara and eyeliner. It kept my skin moisturised too. I usually double cleanse so after using the cleansing oil as makeup remover, I'll use a foam cleanser. Currently, I'm using a Omorovicza Cleansing Foam

I have a combination skin with oily T-Zone and dehydrated on the cheeks. This oil cleanser might seem little oily for some but double cleansing it would be just perfect. I would give it a 4.5 out of 5. Yes, it is that good! The scent is really pleasant too. 

Omorovicza Cleansing Foam used to double cleanse
Another product that I would highly recommend would be Shu Uemura's Cleansing Oil. It was what I use for a while prior to Omorovicza Cleansing Balm because I wanted to try something new.

Shu Uemura Skin Purifier

Congratulations Courtney, for winning the golden trinkets sponsored by Rings & Tings. I will be contacting you in a bit and hope you'll enjoy the gorgeous accessories. Thank you all taking time to participate in this giveaway. Don't forget to visit Diva In Me for more fashion inspirations and possibly another giveaway in the near future =)

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Monday, July 28, 2014

31 Denim Looks

Day 1 // Day 2 // Day 3 // Day 4 // Day 5 // Day 6 // Day 7
I started a Denim Challenge in May and thought I'm able to complete the challenge in a month. This has taken longer than expected to complete my whole 31 days of denim looks. Guess I failed to challenge myself in completing the task on time =( 

Well, it took me more than 31 days to complete the challenge but I'm happy I stick to the goal and completed it. Perseverance is key and now I can be proud that I did it! I will probably come up with another challenge soon. Anyway, here's the compilation of my 31 looks and tell me which is your favorite? 

Day 8 // Day 9 // Day 10 // Day 11 // Day 12 // Day 13 // Day 14

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A Summer Dress

I was browsing through my unedited pictures as I'm cleaning my hard drive, I saw these pictures which hasn't been blogged yet. As you can see, my hair's still long then =) Totally missed this one out. How can I as this dress is so suitable for summer don't you think? Go flower power!

How's your summer so far? Are you wearing a lot of floral dresses lately?

Dress - Club Monaco (similar here)
Bag - Christian Dior (available here)
Pumps - Salvatore Ferragamo (available here)
Bracelet - Hermés

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Radiant Ramadhan

Pewters by Royal Selangor
I was invited to a Raya event featuring the new Selberan Songket Reinvented series and a showcase of our local talented designer, Alia Bastamam with her Raya Collection 2014. These two powerhouse definitely brought us a very interesting show. I was at awe looking at the beautiful models sashayed down the runway with the dreamy dresses and elegant jewelry. I was in dreamland just looking at those silk designs drifting and swaying on the runway. 

Selberan is our local jeweller and they make one of most elegant and beautiful designs. Selberan is part of the Royal Selangor Group who is famous locally and internationally for making pewters. I was really impressed by their designs and I spent hours in there browsing the beautiful ornaments. Oh, and I was lucky to say hello to the designer, Alia Bastamam too! She's such an amazing and humble lady. 

If you are a Malaysian, do pop by to any of the Selberan and Royal Selangor stores to check out some of the beautiful designs. You'll be surprise at the fabulosity. I've seen Royal Selangor stores in Australia too! As for Alia Bastamam's design, do check out her website on www.aliabastamam.com and you'll be able to see her dreamy designs. They're definitely worth giving a look. For now, enjoy the video! =)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Fashion Comes And Go, Gingham Stayed

Some things never go out of style. Just like this gingham top. I had this top for like....let's see...maybe 6 years? Let's just say it has been a long time since I had this shirt and I'm glad it's still in-trend. I do take good care of my stuff and some things which I thought it has an everlasting style, I would tend to keep it and find it hard to let it go. 

I like midi skirts too and Asos offer some pretty yet affordable ones. If you would like to splurge a little more, I thought Tibi had some great selection too! I have a few from Asos which I've worn here, here & here. I styled this quite some time ago and hasn't had a chance to blog about it. Do you have anything in gingham?

P.S. Don't miss out my GIVEAWAY which is happening right now =)

Gingham Top - Guess (similar here)
Skirt - Asos (similar here)
Pumps - Christian Louboutin
Bag - Miu Miu
Leather Cuff - Hermes

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Days In Budapest

After Vienna, we went to Budapest and it was our last stop during our winter vacation beginning of this year. When I was editing the pictures, I thought to myself, time really flew by so quickly. It was half a year ago when I wore this furry jacket from Zara. I love stroking the faux fur on this jacket =D In fact, this is not a very thick jacket. In my standard, 3 degrees Celsius is actually cold! I actually had another 2 layers under this jacket to keep myself warm while looking good. I can still remember so clearly what my bf said when I wore this. He said "please don't die from the cold due to vanity". LOL! I would still like to look good but I guess I'm not that brave when it comes to bracing the cold.

Are you one that would do anything for vanity reason? Or comfort comes first before vanity?

Faux Fur Jacket - Zara (similar here)
Jeans - 7 For All Mankind (available here)
Boots - Stuart Weitzman (available here)
Cashmere Scarf - Burberry (available here)
Don't miss out my GIVEAWAY which is happening now =)

Austria's Snow Globe

Have you ever turn a snow globe and just can't stop starring at it? It gives me that calm feeling and it's mesmerizing. I didn't know that Vienna is famous for snow globe till I read it from Frommer's Guide Book. I did some research and found out that Erwin Perzy invented the very first snow globe in 1890. He wasn't the first one that made snow globe but he was the first to have his invention patented. 

Erwin Perzy was a surgical instrument producer. His original goal was to develop an extra bright lightsource as surgical lamp. He uses a candlelight to shine it through a water filled flask with particles made out of different materials for reflective purpose. This effect reminded him of snowfall and this is where he had the idea of making snow globe. (source)

Now this company is run by Perzy's grandson and all the designs are still hand crafted with much love. We took Tram #42 from the city and stopped at Antonigasse Station. The museum is located at Schumanngasse 87 and open from Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm. This place is not fancy nor old but it's definitely worth a visit to keep a piece of snow globe from Vienna. You can also visit their website at www.viennasnowglobe.at

Monday, July 14, 2014

The 70s & A Giveaway

When I bought this pair of jeans, I was thinking if I should get the blue or the white? In the end, I chose white instead because I have a lot of blue jeans and no white jeans! I believe the wide-leg, or I called it trumpet-cut jeans are making a come-back. What do you think? 

I bought this top from Australia recently and I definitely had this pair of jeans in my head to do a mix and match. Of course, adding some accessories definitely sizzles up the entire look. These accessories from Rings & Tings are not just gorgeous but they're affordable too. I've picked these 3 items and would love to give it to a lucky winner. Also, share with me how would you style these accessories? I'm wishing you the best in this giveaway and hope you'll get lucky. *scroll down for information on giveaway =)

Top - Zara (new & similar here)
Jeans - 7 For All Mankind (on sale now)
Pumps - Salvatore Ferragamo (available here)
Bag - Celine (similar here)
Sunglasses - Ray Ban
Rings, Bracelet & Necklace - Rings & Tings

Friday, July 11, 2014

Postcard from Vienna [Part 2]

When they say Vienna is romantic and beautiful, I would agree to that. I first knew about Austria through The Sound of Music. I'm sure many of us know The Sound of Music and I can still remember the songs in a heartbeat if I hear it now. Though I didn't run the hills and sang my heart out like what Julie Andrews did, but I still get to see the city of Vienna during the winter. I was hoping that it would snow but I would take grey skies any day over rain. It feels like walking down memory lane when I was editing the pictures earlier. I wish I could wear something more colorful and attractive but I was more concern over bundling up and keeping myself warm than being fashionable =D I wouldn't complain as getting to go for a holiday is already a blessing.

I hope you'll enjoy the pictures and tell me where are you heading to for the summer?

Hofburg Palace during the day

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Postcard From Vienna [Part 1]

Can't believe it that I'm still talking about my winter holidays when it's actually summer now. I know I'm a little behind when it comes to sharing information. I hope you'll forgive me for that. I promise I'll share pretty pictures and I'll speed up! =D

After Prague (post here & here), my bf and I travelled to Vienna. When we travel in Europe, we try to hop on the train as much as we can. The waiting time is shorter and I love the beautiful scenery Europe has to offer. Though, I must say I had quite an unwelcoming experience when I first got to Vienna. I was pushed and bumped into yet they weren't too apologetic. I was pretty upset at first for their rudeness but I quickly checked my watch and belongings in my pocket. I've heard enough stories about pick-pockets in Europe and never to push that thought aside.

Mr W advised me not to harbor a negative mindset over Vienna because of what happened and he was right. Vienna has so much to offer and it's a beautiful place. Music and romance definitely lightens up this city. We had fun discovering Vienna and I shall share some pictures with you here. I hope you'll enjoy it =)

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