Friday, October 24, 2014

Bright Skin? Yes, Indeed!

Thanks to Muse by Watson's event [post here], I got to know a brand called Indeed Laboratories. This brand might be unheard off and not as popular as department stores counter brands, but, it shall not be underestimated. I was given the opportunity to try 3 of their products and I must say, the results are impressive! The prices are way more affordable than many counter brands.

Let me share some of the products I've tried and tested for 2 weeks. I'll include a before an after picture too. Let me tell you, it wasn't an easy decision for me to take bear-naked-face and unedited pictures. Ultimately, that's the whole point Indeed Lab was created. Their mission is to create products that will give us flawless, instant and camera ready skin.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Monochromatic With A Touch Of Red

When I received this red lipstick from Clinique, I was staring at it for a few days and wondering what should I do with it to have it stand out by itself? Last Saturday it finally hit me! My boyfriend and I were going out for a date and thought I would wear something in black. I bought this dress from ASOS a while ago but hasn't had a chance to wear it yet. I put my dress on and looked at myself in the mirror. He saw my reflection and said "That dress would go well with a red lipstick" and that was a light bulb moment! Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in Crimson it is!!

This lipstick is soft and velvety. The shea butter in it kept my lips moist. It worked well for me when I wear it out that night. I don't have to worry about reapplying after dinner. Even after wearing it for long hours, it doesn't feather or dry out. Totally love how it stays on and on. 

Do you know that Clinique Malaysia has their own website? It's never too late to know now. They deliver everywhere in Malaysia! From today till 9th November, if you purchase anything above RM50 with this code - MAKEUP during checkout, you'll receive a complimentary 2 piece gift (Lash Feathering Mascara 2ml + Take The Day Off Makeup Remover 30ml) together with your purchase. Don't miss out this opportunity. Have fun shopping! =)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review - Chanel VS Burberry

As I was about to chuck this bottle of Chanel Mat Lumiere Foundation, I decided to take one last picture of it and share my two cents worth about these products. I've heard the rave about Burberry's makeup when it first launched. It got me curious and so when I was shopping at Nordstrom one day, I decided to purchase this Burberry Velvet Foundation and gave it a try.

There's pros and cons to both but it all depends on what I really need it for. So what's my verdict?

1. Full coverage and the liquid is thick.
2. Covers almost 70% of the imperfection even before applying concealer.
2. Long lasting - It can last me for the whole day without feeling all-caked-up. I have oily T-Zone and after 4 hours of application, it will get greasy. How greasy? Well, I can fry an egg if I use a pan to wipe my face.
3. Great holding power - It didn't remove my make-up at all even when I dab my greasy face with a tissue. That's how good this Chanel Foundation can hold the make up.
4. Great for studio and indoor photography type of make up.

1. A little too thick for day make-up.
2. If you travel with this, the glass bottle might weight a little more.

1. Comparing to Chanel, this one is not as thick.
2. Velvety and matte texture. Glides on my skin really well.
3. Works great on combination skin.,
4. Great day-to-day foundation. It feels like your 2nd skin.
5. Oil-free
6. The bottle is made of plastic so it's really light. Great for travels.

1. Not as hydrating for dry skin. Chanel's Foundation will be a better option.
2. Not as full coverage comparing to Chanel. Only covers about 50% of imperfections. I would still need concealer to cover imperfections eg, acne, dark circles and pigmentation.

*These are all based on my own opinion. Products are not sponsored.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Challenged - Mixed Prints

I've yet again accepted the challenge by Diane from DeeVine Anonyme. Previously she challenged me with wearing all white [post here]. This time she asked me to do mixed prints. was quite a challenge for me because I realised that I love prints but have always worn it separately and never together. 

Never try, never know right? I took up the challenge and here I am! Wearing a mixture of stripes and embroidered floral prints. These challenges are fun! Isn't it great how all of us are staying in different parts of the world yet we are still able to do things together? =) 

Top - Gap
Skirt - Banana Republic
Heels - Zara
Bag - Tod's
Watch - Tag Heuer
Bracelet - Thomas Sabo

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hermés Silk Ball

When I received an invitation to attend Hermés Silk Ball, what do you think I would say? HELL YEAH!! I was excited and of course very happy to be given this opportunity to celebrate a wonderful night with Hermés =)

After the happiness and excitement sink in, my next question was "What will I be wearing to the ball?" Then I panicked a little as I do not have any silk formal dresses nor any silk scarves! The first place I went to was Pinterest which I found a way to wear silk scarves. After 2 days I didn't really like that idea. 

Park Shin Hye  [Source]
While I was editing pictures of MODA event [this post], that's when I saw Justin Yap's beautiful design. The next day, I made an appointment to visit him. During the visit, he asked me a few questions and picked this beautiful dress for me. What can I say? He's a popular Malaysian designer and you don't get there without knowing your stuff. So there you go! I went to the ball proudly wearing Justin's beautiful dress which makes me beam with glee. I will show you some of Justin's recent work in the next post. You'll be amazed =)

Thanks to Justin Yap for making such a beautiful dress in silk =)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sale Over At Shopbop!

There's a sale over at Shopbop now! It's called the Friends and Family Sale! When you checkout, just enter discount code FAMILY25 and you'll enjoy a 25% off storewide between 14 - 16th October (with some brand exclusions). 

Don't miss out this opportunity! I love their swift International delivery. Guess I'm heading over now with these few items in my head =)

Dress - Marc Jacob Jayden Strech Dress // Marc Jacob Dress // Faith Connexion Dress
Skirt - Ramy Brook Skirt // Tibi Skirt // KTZ Skirt

Bag - Rebecca Minkoff // Simone Camille // See By Chloe
Shoes - Michael Kors // Sorel // Tory Burch
*Brands and product links mentioned are sponsored.

Monday, October 13, 2014

French Re-visit

The slogan goes: "There's a little Kookaï in all of us" and I totally agree with it. It's been a while since I purchased something from this brand. In July, I visited Australia and decided to revisit this French brand again. To cut it short, I went shopping. There you go. 

So what did I take-away from my shopping spree in Kookaï? A few pieces of tops and skirts. Let's begin with this long vest. It was love at first sight and I have to have it! I can understand a long vest is not for everyone. Do find a length that's suitable for your height and it'll do justice. Don't let the length of the vest overpower you.

Have you heard of Kookaï?

Top - Witchery (similar here)
Vest - 
Kookaï (similar here)
Jeans - 7 For All Mankind (similar here)
Bag - Louis Vuitton (available here)
Pumps - Christian Louboutin (similar here)
Bracelet - Hermes CDC (available here)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Inside Job

Start shopping here
I'm very particular with it comes to underwear. I love nice and comfortable dresses, jackets and pants but what I'm wearing under these are important too! When I was in The States this summer, I bought 5 pairs of Calvin Klein underwear. It was on sale and well, I went crazy basically. They're very comfortable and it fits well.

Now that Shopbop is having a sale for Calvin Klein's underwear, I'm definitely sharing it with you! All the Calvin Klein's underwear is going on a 25% sale and till 13th October (11.59pm Pacific Time). That would be Malaysia/Hong Kong time at 2.59pm. For more information, go here. So grab it quick before the sale's over!!

Seductive Comfortable Lift Bra (left) // Perfect Push-up Bra (Midle) // Etched Bodysuit (Right)
*Brands and product links mentioned are sponsored.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Muse Blogger Event

Sometimes we need events like this to remind us the importance of skincare routines. I would have to admit that I'm not the the most discipline when it comes to skincare applications. Hence, this event is great to remind me again and again to pick up my slack and get some knowledge of the current skincare products which might benefit my skin. Let me share a little about this event organized by Muse. 

Muse is a place where one can find so many great products with affordable prices. They picked about 9-10 key items for the presentation. Rene, the makeup artist and consultant demonstrated the benefits of each product and how we can incorporate these products into our morning and night routines. The skincare routine basically starts from cleansing, toning, applying eye cream, serums and ended with moisturizer and sunblock.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


I recently wore this romper by Club Monaco to an event by Muse. I will tell you more about the event tomorrow. Now, I would like to talk a little about this comfortable yet challenging romper. I do have a love and hate relationship with rompers and jumpsuits. They do look great but when it comes to washroom time, I think it gets tricky. 

The reason why I bought this romper was because of the back. I love how it has a peek-a-boo effect and so chic. The tough part is getting it all together. It has 3 sort-of-invisible buttons on each shoulders and it took me a while to put it on. During the event, I try not to drink as much in order to avoid the washroom visit. It gets pretty challenging don't you think? Do you have the same issue with rompers and jumpsuits?

Romper - Club Monaco (similar here)
Shoes - Miu Miu (similar here)
Bag - Miu Miu (similar here)
Bracelet - Hermés

Friday, October 3, 2014

Prints And Things

The reason why I bought this dress was because I like the floral print. Although it's black and white, the floral print makes it interesting. I had to wear this for the whole day and had a date night too, so I decided to bring along my white jacket. This dress is definitely appropriate to wear it from day to night. If I didn't pick this white jacket, I would either match it with a red or blue jacket. 

What about you? Do you like floral prints?

Dress - Banana Republic (similar here)
Bag - Celiné
Pumps - Christian Louboutin
Watch - Cartier
Jacket - Black Rivet (similar here)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Shine With Pantene - Giveaway [Non-International]

We all would love to have shiny and healthy hair. I'm sure Pantene would help in this category. I've tried it myself and loved the result! Now, I would like to share it with you and have you try it for yourself. 

3 lucky winners would receive a pair of Pantene's Color & Perm Lasting Care Shampoo and Conditioner each! If you win, the friend that you've tagged on Instagram would win too!! You just need to follow a few steps in Rafflecopter and you're all set!

Good luck everyone!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Information of the giveaway:
1. Giveaway starts on October 2nd - 16th 2014. (11pm Hong Kong Time). This is open to everyone in Malaysia only.
2.All you need to do is Follow me on Instagram, like the Shine With Pantene picture, repost it and tag a friend. To increase your chance of winning, you can also follow me on Bloglovin, Facebook, Twitter and tweet about the giveaway =)
3A winner will be generated randomly through Rafflecopter.
The rest of the T&Cs are available in Rafflecopter.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fall's Must-Have - Boots & Jacket

Jacket - Miu Miu
Top - Mood & Closet
Jeggings - Zara
Boots - Stuart Weitzman
Although I'm from a country with no four seasons, it doesn't stop me from enjoying the fall looks and craving for many fall items. When I looked back at my trip to Hong Kong in March, I'm glad I get to enjoy the boots and jackets I had in my closet. Now, it's about time to bring it out again =)

These are my current choices of boots and jackets. How about yours?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

I'm sure many of you have heard of the world tallest hotel. Yup! It is no other than Ritz Carlton Hong Kong. I was there in Spring (March particularly) and I can literally say that I was "On Top Of The World" =)

The building itself is called ICC (International Convention Centre)  and there's 118 levels in total. Most of the floors below Ritz Carlton are offices. Starting from Level 103, which is also the hotel's lobby, they're filled with luxurious rooms that comes with a majestic view. I can tell you 6 reasons why I love Ritz Carlton Hong Kong.

The Lobby (Source)
Panoramic view of our room

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quick And Easy

Read post here
The last I bought something from Shopbop was when I visited The States (post here). I bought a skirt from Tibi and a Karen Walker sunglasses. I really like their service. It was quick and easy. 

Recently I had an eye for a few items from Shopbop. Shopping again? Yup! I ordered it on Monday and the parcel arrived today! The shipping was really fast and I am impressed! For free international shipping, I think it's definitely worthwhile. Have you shopped at Shopbop? What's your experience like?

Karen Walker Sunglasses

Club Monaco Top
Currently looking at this for Fall:

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Trench Coat

Do you have a trench coat you really love or its in your wish-list currently? This Burberry trench coat was in my wish-list for the longest time. Finally, I found one that I like in Paris and took it home with me =) I brought it with me to Hong Kong in Spring and remembered it was really windy when I took these pictures. Guess it was just the right time to have the coat. I'm very proud of it and I can see we will bond for a long long time.

Top - Zara (similar here)
Jeggings - Zara (similar here)
Boots - Stuart Weitzman (similar here)
Trench Coat - Burberry (available here)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

MODA 24th Anniversary

MODA (Malaysian Official Designer's Association) celebrated its 24th Anniversary together with Samsung at Publika. Hand-in-hand for the third year now, they celebrated innovation through high fashion, glamour and sophistication. This is an annual event to showcase young talents inspired by the latest Samsung Galaxy S5 and Gear 2. 

This year, MODA presented 35 well-known Malaysian designers, alongside with 10 up-and-coming young designers. These talented designers had the opportunity to showcase their fabulous designs on the 175 feet long runway! That's major!

I'm proud to see so many of our homegrown talented designers having this opportunity to showcase their designs and I've made a video to it share with you. I definitely had my eyes on a few of their masterpieces =) Enjoy the video! =)

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sephora Malaysia Giveaway

This giveaway is currently going on at my Instagram (@stilettoesdiva). If you would like to win RM50 worth of Sephora vouchers, just look out for the picture above which I've posted on my Instagram and follow these few steps below. Just to let you know that I will pick 3 winners!!

1. Follow my Instagram - @stilettoesdiva
2. Like the picture
3. Repost my picture and answer the question below your re-posted picture: 
"If you win, what would you buy in Sephora?"

Simple as that! =) The giveaway will start today at 11.00am till 24th Sept 11.00am (Hong Kong Time). This is open to everyone in Malaysia only.  The vouchers are not exchangeable for cash nor refundable. Winners will be generated randomly by me and will be asked to provide an email address through Instagram. Winners will be informed by email and would need to respond within 24 hours of being notified to claim prize. Next winner will be picked if 1st winner do not respond.

Good luck everyone!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Spring Or Fall?

Would you wear Spring outfits in Fall? For me, I grew up in a tropical country and it’s always hot and humid through the year. So whenever I travel to a cooler place, I would pack either Spring or Fall clothing. I love my jackets and coats too much because I’m not able to wear them all the time!

These pictures were taken in March when I visited Hong Kong. It was Spring then so the weather was kind of cool. Now, many places are experiencing fall already. I was just wondering if those of you who’re going through Fall weather would re-use your Spring apparels? Or you keep them separated? 

Top - Mood & Closet (similar here)
Printed Jeans - Mood & Closet (similar here)
Boots - Zara (similar here)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

First From Miu Miu

I know some of you might think that I'm crazy to purchase ready-to-wear from Miu Miu but I think it's worth the investment. I bought this dress at a discount when they were having their Spring/Summer 2014 sale. I know it's been a while and thank goodness, pastel colors are still popular these days. There are certain things I would splurge because they're still great after a few season. And there are items which the popularity will be over in one season, which will make me think twice before investing. 

What would you splurge and what would you not?

Dress - Miu Miu (similar here, here & here)
Bag - Prada (similar here & here)
Heels - Zara (similar here)
Watch - Cartier
Sunglasses - Karen Walker

Monday, September 15, 2014

Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2015 - Livestream

It is a true privilege to be working with Burberry again to do this live stream. I am excited myself to be watching the show live from my work desk! Maybe some day, I will attend London Fashion Week. For those who are attending, have fun!! Loads and loads of it! For those of us who are watching it here on my blog, let's be "wow-ed" by Burberry together =)

8pm Malaysia/Singapore Time
1pm London Time

Burberry Spring/Summer 2015 Pre-Show Assets

I'm very excited my blog will be doing a livestream for Burberry Prorsum Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 later this evening. The show will start at 1pm London time and 8pm Malaysia/Singapore time. Come back this evening with your cup of coffee or tea and some biscuits and let's watch the show together! Christopher Bailey has always amaze us with his gorgeous designs and I'm sure there's a lot more surprises tonight! =)

Before I go, here's some pre-show images to get your excitement going.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Shine With Pantene

When I say "Pantene", who wouldn't know that name right? It's like a household staple. I believe some of us are currently using this brand or at some point of time did purchase this drugstore or here we call it pharmacy brand. 

I was previously using shampoo and conditioner from Alterna and it was great for moisture but I recently colored my hair.  I needed a change for my haircare products. So, Pantene's Color & Perm Lasting Care came in the right timing. Coloring and perming can be damaging towards hair so I would need to use the right products at this moment. 

Travel - Bits & Pieces Of Singapore

What you're going to see in this post would make it look like I went to Singapore to feast instead of a short holiday. In fact, I was actually there with a few friends and one of them were visiting Singapore for the very first time. So I brought her around and one of the day we went to Universal Studio. We had really good food this time around. Singapore definitely have some famous and exquisite restaurants. I'll show you through my pictures.

Here are some of the snippets of my Singapore trip in March. Hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do.

Was having fun trying out some dresses in Miu Miu. I thought this dress was really nice =)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Currently Craving

Long Sleeve Denim Dress (See By Chloe)
Following bloggers on NYFW makes me crave for Fall fashion a lot more than I think I should. First of all, I'm actually from a hot and humid country through the year and there's no such thing as Fall season here! Although, how can I not fall for things like denim dresses, things with Burgundy and forest green? Oh, and all those jackets and trench coats and the list goes on...I just couldn't help it!

What about you? Are you into the fall season too or are you still pretty much stuck with loving summer?

Franky Coat (Club Monaco)

Monday, September 8, 2014

Lady In White

When we thought of going monochromatic, we would usually go for black. I do realize that not many of us would naturally chose white. I've actually asked a few friends and they said black makes them look slimmer and white's otherwise. I bet to differ.

In fact, white suits all skin tones, especially darker tones. Depending on how you wear it, it actually compliments all shape and sizes. Diane from Dee-Vine Anonyme asked a few of us to dress in white and look at us! Don't you find it amazing how everyone look fab in white?

Now, have we inspired you to wear a white apparel tomorrow?

1. Brenda - Skinny Bish 2.0
2. Marie-Line - Le Monde De Princie
3. Yen - Diva In Me
4. Sarah - Princess Audu
5. Stephanie - Chocolate Laced
6. Diane - Dee-Vine Anonyme
7. Amanda - Done N Done
8. Esther - Style-Krush
9. Janet - Posh N' Petite
10. Prisca - There Is No Sweet Here
11. Chenai - Fabulously Pink Blog
13. Virgit - Preppy Fashionist
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