Beauty : Let's Talk! - The Pros and Cons of Hair Removal Methods

Most of us love our hair, striving for luxurious tresses we can arrange in hundreds of different styles. However, we also have hair we would rather not grow, like on the legs or upper lip or back. There are many ways to remove unwanted hair and each with their own pros and cons. Today I decided to list down several common methods along with the good and the bad of each treatment type.

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This method uses electric currents which are delivered via a metal probe or needle-shaped electrode. The current attacks the hair follicle, destroying the root in the process.
Pros: This treatment is FDA approved as effective in removing hair for long periods and perhaps even permanently with repeated use. It also works on all skin tones since it uses electrical currents rather than light. A single session is low cost.
Cons: In order to become permanent, it will take as many as 30 sessions. Bent follicles caused by prior tweezing, waxing, or other hair removal processes can interfere with the application. On occasion, skin can become discolored. It also becomes pricey when you tally up repeated sessions. Too expensive for large areas.

Hair Removal Creams
A chemical cream is applied to the skin and left on for a set amount of time. The chemical dissolves the hair shaft. It is then scraped off, followed by a neutralizing ointment.
Pros: Hair does not grow back for a couple weeks. Process does not hurt. 
Cons: Not permanent. Chemical burns may occur if left on too long. May cause allergic reaction.

Hot Wax Methods
In this process, hot wax is applied to the skin. A strip of cloth is placed over the hot wax, pressing it into the wax. The cloth strip is then yanked sharply away from the skin, removing the hairs and wax simultaneously.
Pros: Hair does not grow back for a couple weeks. 
Cons: The process is painful. High risk of being burned. Not permanent. May cause rash in treated area.

Laser Hair Removal
Using light-based energy from the light spectrum, hair removal devices target the hair follicle in order to destroy the root.
Pros: Laser hair removal results last for long periods of time and may even become permanent with 3 - 6 repeated sessions. Can be done on all parts of the body. 
Cons: Treatment is expensive. It does not work well on anyone with combinations of pale skin tones and pale hair or dark skin tones and dark hair.

This process involves using a razor to slide across the skin, cutting hairs as it goes. Shaving creams make the process less difficult. The process can be performed with manual, battery operated, or electric razors.
Pros: Shaving is a fairly quick process. It can be done in the privacy of the home at any time. Options for purchasing razors allow a variety of pricing, from low cost to downright cheap. Can be used on all skin tones and hair colors. Can be done on all parts of the body. 
Cons: The process must repeated daily to maintain the appearance. Process can be very expensive and time consuming in the long run. Can be nicked or cut by the blades.

Using a pair of tweezers, hair is plucked from the skin.
Pros: Process is quick. Can be done in the privacy of the home. 
Cons: Quite a hassle, because it’s slow. Hence, will take a longer time.

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Honestly, I decided to list this down because I’m pretty much frustrated with my current option of hair removal. What I’ve decided to do is to consider all options available to me and perhaps opt for an option which will suit me better! I hope this simple post have given you an insight of what options of hair removal there is!
Till next time,

EAT : Porkylicious meals at Naughty Nuri’s !

For all the pork ribs lovers out there, I’m sure you need no introduction to Naughty Nuri’s where you can find the best ribs in the world. To claim such and be known for having the best ribs in the world, comes with a heavy responsibility of upholding that. Whilst I was in Bali which was where Naughty Nuri originate from… I actually didn’t have the chance to try them out. But rest assured, we can get the same ribs they serve in Bali, right here in our homeland.

  Signature BBQ Spare Ribs | RM 48

I have not met a person who didn’t like these ribs, it’s not hard to understand why. These pork ribs are imported from Spain, prepared using Balinese spices and their secret sauce, served with the BBQ sauce. The best way to eat this is only with using your fingers, it’d be an absolute crime to use fork and knife. The meat is tender, a gentle tug on the meat will have it falling off the bone which indicate how well the ribs are cooked. Porky lover, this is definitely not to be missed!

Signature Roast Pork Salad | RM 26

This is my next favourite dish and it’s easy to see why, with a generous serving of crispy pork skins and juicy roasted pork. To complement these sinful goodies are healthy salad, which will definitely help lessen the guilt of indulging in the sinful porky goodness. Other than salad green leafies, you will find purple cabbage, papaya, watermelon and boiled eggs together in this dish.

Grilled Hog's Platter | RM 40

If you need more porky goodness, this platter is the way to go. It doesn’t get anymore porkylicious from the Grilled Hog's Platter where it’s loaded with four different type of porky food; crispy juicy roasted pork, pork belly marinated in the Hakka style, Thuringer bratwurst sausage and Italian sausage. The dipping sauce is a unique blend of the Asian fusion; meet the sambal hijau mayo.

Balinese Ayam Bertutu | RM 35

| Acar-awak, sambal hijau and sambal dadakan |

If you missed Balienese food, you can get your fix here at Naughty Nuri’s too. Aside from the pork dishes served above, Naughty Nuri’s also have very delicious authentic Balienese food like the Balinese Ayam Bertutu and The Notorious Beef Short Ribs. These dishes are served with fragrant caramelized onion rice, together with sides of acar-awak, sambal hijau and sambal dadakan. For the true blue Malaysian, sambal  is a must to accompany our dishes, giving us the extra oomph!

The Notorious Beef Short Ribs | RM42

I found the Balinese Ayam Bertutu very appetizing, especially with the generous coating of spice paste which gave the chicken its flavour. It had a truly unique taste, one that is probably special to the Balinese cuisine. For me, it was love at first bite with the The Notorious Beef Short Ribs. The ribs were absolutely tender, yet packed with flavour. It was the kind of food which leaves you craving for more bites as you ate it. YUMS!

BBQ Satay Lilit | RM 26

The BBQ Satay Lilit is the Balinese equivalent of the pork stay, which is served wrapped around a stalk of lemongrass. This actually helps to infuse the meat whilst cooking, giving the satay a flavour of lemongrass. Definitely recommended if you like these flavours. Personally, it’s not one of my favourites but it’s worth a try if you haven’t had this before.

Mt Buleleng Inspired Sizzling Bacon Chocolate Cake | RM 23

If you love sizzling chocolate cake, you will be delighted to know that Naughty Nuri’s version of it called the Mt Buleleng Inspired Sizzling Bacon Chocolate Cake is delicious with a porky twist, with bacon bits in the cake. It’s topped with vanilla ice-cream to make the sizzling dessert experience a fulfilling one!

Ubud Style Sugar Refinery Bacon Banana | RM 18

If you’re more of a pisang goreng type of person, you’ll enjoy this Ubud Style Sugar Refinery Bacon Banana  where you’ll find bacon bits in your fried banana. This is also paired together with vanilla ice cream, making this dessert exceptionally sinful, but deliciously mouth watering! There are only these two desserts to try in Naughty Nuri’s, which is limited in option but bursting in flavours for both the options.

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After my dining experience here in Naughty Nuri’s, I understand why there is often a queue at their outlets, especially during dinner time. So, do plan your schedule ahead and enjoy your dining experience. On the other hand, if you’ve always wanted to give Naughty Nuri’s a try, there is never a better time than now because they are running a lunch time promotion where selected items are on a 50% discount!  Alternatively, Naughty Nuri’s is also running a Snout-to-Tail Buffet, which is an ala-carte buffet of their Signature items. This is available at three outlets which are the Subang SS15 Courtyard, Life Centre and Atria branch.

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For more information on Naughty Nuri’s branch locations and contact number,
please refer to the link here >>

Beauty : Unboxing the Butterfly Project 4th Birthday Party Box worth RM1,000+ !

 “ Be a part of something bigger than yourself.”

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If you’re a blogger in the beauty scene, chances are you’ve heard of the Butterfly Project Malaysia. It’s a community for beauty and lifestyle bloggers which was founded by Tammy Lim, whom we fondly known as Mama-san. It is an avenue where like-minded individual who are passion in sharing about their experiences can gather and create content together! That was the core founding principle, and boy, did this community grow! I joined the Butterfly Project Malaysia since December 2013, during its early days making me one of the ancient butterflies of the community.

That means I’ve seen just how much the community have grown and the countless opportunities that came along with joining the Butterfly Project Malaysia. And this year, it’s Butterfly Project Malaysia 4th Birthday where two amazing parties was held to celebrate that! I missed the earlier one but was able to join in the second party, where the butterflies were each given a birthday box worth more than RM1,000 to unbox together at the party! So, what was in the party box? Read on to find out more.

I mentioned earlier that we would be unboxing the birthday box, but it turns out that there was too many things to be fitted all into a box and what we got instead was a specially designed canvas bag bearing the new Butterfly Project Malaysia’s logo. There was so many goodies stuffed in it, I swear the bag probably weighed a few kgs there. Let’s start off with some of my absolute favourite products.

Wanderlust Things Unicorn Face Makeup Brush | RM89

Wanderlust Things Unicorn Face Makeup Brush | RM89

When I saw this, I almost squealed out aloud because I’ve been eyeing on the unicorn brushes ever since I laid eyes on them! The bristles of the brushes are a combination of pastel colours with the unicorn horn design, as the brush holder. There are two choice of brushes set which are the face brushes or just the eyes brushes. I’d actually receive the eyes set, which have many different sizes of brushes. You can get these unicorn brushes here >> Wanderlust Things at 10% off with my discount code BUTTERFLY12.

 Wanderlust Things Unicorn Face Makeup Brush | RM89

W'Lab Pocket Shadow Palette Blooming | RM90

W'Lab Pocket Shadow Palette Blooming | RM90

This was the most gorgeous palette I have ever laid my eyes on, I mean would you just look at those shades. There’s a balance between shimmery shades of coral pink, rose peach to darker shades of brown. I foresee it to be one of my most used eyeshadow palette soon, since the colours are those I favour. The palette can be purchased from Althea Korea >> click here to purchase W'Lab Pocket Shadow Palette.  Over the past weekend, I managed to try some of the eyeshadow shades for two different looks. Read my short review below. :)

| First look with Begonia, Acasia and Cherry Blossom from W'Lab Pocket Shadow Palette Blooming. |
| On my lips is Mars from Orkid Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick. |

In this first look, I used Begonia as my base shade and then Acasia and Cherry Blossom over my lids. For my second look, I used the Calen Dula as the base and then Acasia and Kaffir Lily as my shimmery shade to complete the look. My verdict after using it, I found that the shimmery shades are very light and requires couple more application for the shade to show. Otherwise those shadows, namely Cherry Blossom and Kaffir Lilly are quite pale. The base shades are quite fine, easy to apply. Overall, based on my experience the shade is quite lasting and one that is suitable for an everyday look. I had them on since 11PM and at 9PM the eyeshadow is still obvious. As the shadows are quite light when applied, it’s perfect for beginners too who maybe afraid to experiment with eyeshadows for fear of applying too much.

| Second look with Calen Dula, Acasia and Kaffir Lily from W'Lab Pocket Shadow Palette Blooming. |
 | On my lips is Blush from Orkid Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick. |

W'Lab Pocket Shadow Palette Blooming | RM90

Orkid Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks | RM39 each

I have always been mad for liquid lipsticks ever since I discovered Colour Pop, and since there have been many brands emulating them. But Orkid Cosmetics is a tad bit more special because it is home-grown Malaysian brand founded by blogger Raeesya, which is halal (permissible in Islam) and vegan too! So you can look fabulous without worrying about the chemicals in your lipsticks. Shop them here >> Orkid Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks.
There were four shades we received from Orkid Cosmetics, which are Mars, Turnt, Vibes and Blush. Of these four shades my favourite one based on the colour in the tube was Mars, so I gave it a try first. I love how the colour turned out to be on my lips which I found to be a darker red hue. Application wise, it was thinner than Colourpop which made it even easier to apply and …. re-applying too! Usually matte lipsticks are not made to be re-applied, at least Colourpop's one aren’t.
| Second look with Calen DulaAcasia and Kaffir Lily from W'Lab Pocket Shadow Palette Blooming. |
 | On my lips is Blush from Orkid Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick. |

In terms of staying power, my inner part of my lips were gone after a round of buffet food but like I said, reapplication was possible. Just be careful with how much you apply, try to match the thickness with the rest of lipstick. The next shade I tried was Blush, which turnt out to be a different shade from the tube. That was pretty surprising, but the shade looks good on my lips anyway.

Orkid Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks | RM39 each

Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner | RM69.90 || Mamonde Long Lasting Liquid Eyeliner | RM39 || 1028 Big Eyes Magnifier Mascara | RM59.90

Eyeliners are such an essential in my daily make up routine, that it’s one of the first product which always run out! Now, having two eyeliners from brands which I have always had interest to try is pretty much a dream come true, especially Dolly Wink. I had that product on my shopping list, for some time now! I’m pretty excited to try the mascara too, especially since I don’t really use it that much but this looks very promising.

| On my eyes, I'm wearing Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner. |

Many have recommended me to try the Dolly Wink eyeliner and so I decided to try that first and I found that the brush pen applicator made it very easy to apply. The thickness of the brush was just the right size for me to do a winged liner, without being over dramatic. Definitely recomended to try! For more information, refer here >> Dolly Wink Malaysia.

On my eyes, I'm wearing Mamonde Long Lasting Liquid Eyeliner. |

Mamonde have been making waves around the Malaysian beauty scene ever since there were first introduced. Their Long Lasting Liquid Eyeliner would be my first encounter with the brand. The eyeliner is a liquid brush eyeliner type, where the brush is dipped in liquid liner and you apply it then. This was quite daunting for me, as you’ll need steady hands to apply it. Thankfully I managed to apply it but my winged liner ended up looking uneven. I will definitely need more practice! It’s worth noting that the eyeliner is super lasting without a single smudging through 8 hours! However, removing them proved to be a little of hassle because of how lasting they are. You can check out their Facebook page here >> Mamonde Malaysia.

Neesya Cleansing Set | RM39 || Pax Moly Aloe Vera Soothing Gel | RM29.90

This Neesya Cleansing Set product is also another product which is certified Halal (permissible in Islam) making it suitable for Muslim. However, it’s not only limited to Muslim as the products can be used by anyone, as it helps to brighten & revive dull looking skin so your skin gets the makeover it needs. Aloe vera gel have been made popular by Nature’s Republic and here is the Pax Moly’s version of it with just the same benefits!

Clinelle PureSwiss Hydracalm Sleeping Mask | RM75.90 || Clinelle UV Defense SPF50 (30ml) | RM48.70

In our hot humid weather, the Mamonde Floral Hydro Mist will be extremely useful because this spray mist helps to bring the heat down with its cooling effect. At the same time, the mist replenishes & moisturizes your skin with Daffodils extracts and mineral water! Definitely an essential item for hot days! Ladies, alike are definitely no stranger to the brand Clinelle which have been around for many years now. Sleeping mask was the trend sometime back, so it’s not surprise that Clinelle PureSwiss Hydracalm Sleeping Mask is their best seller, with its cooling, refreshing light cream gel that helps to hydrate & brighten skin while you get your beauty sleep. Then there is the Clinelle UV Defense SPF50, which protects your skin from harmful rays of the sun with their non-greasy sunscreen which is suitable for all skin types. For more information on Clinelle range of products, hop on over here >>

Clinelle Hot Body Shaper Cream (170ml) | RM89.90  ||  Hadabisei Moisturizing Face Mask Extra Rich  (5pcs) | RM48.70

Besides skincare products, Clinelle also have products for the body or in this case, I have with me their Clinelle Hot Body Shaper Cream, which helps to reduce cellulite, flatten tummy, shape, firms and tone the body. In just 7 days, you can actually see the results! It comes with a metal roller ball head to massage flabs away! The product next to it is the Hadabisei Moisturizing Face Mask Extra Rich, which is an extra rich serum moisturizing face mask formulated with Hyaluronic Acid & Royal Jelly to give your skin that hydration you need!

Adidas Climacool Shower Gel 250ml | RM10.90  ||  Adidas Climacool Deodorant 35ml | RM4.99

There is more to Adidas than just a sportswear brand, they do have their own range of shower gel and deodorant too. Here is the Climacool series, where you can be rest assured that you stay and smell fresh all day, even through your workouts. Now, this is a product that I cannot wait to try, ever since I picked up fitness once again.

Photobook Malaysia The Simple Book 6x6 Hardcover (20 pcs) | RM79   ||  Photobook Malaysia 50 x 4R prints | RM25

I’ve always believed that memories captured should be shared, only in that way can we appreciate these memories. Photobook Malaysia can help with that with their various products offering such as the Simple Book 6x6 Hardcover or the 4R prints. Head on over to to view their full range of products!

G&G Studiobooth Photobox Prints

At the party, the team behind G&G Studiobooth set up the prettiest backdrop I have seen for the photo booth and also helped us to shoot photographs with various props. It was so convenient to be able to get the photos instantly for memory keepsake!

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Once again, I’d like to wish Happy Birthday to Butterfly Project Malaysia ! It’s amazing to look back and realized how far the community have grown to get to where we are today. I’m honored to be able to be a part of this growing community and I foresee that there will be bigger opportunities installed for us! Thank you once again for the invite to the party and the opportunity to participate in the Unboxing of the Birthday Party Box! I’d like to end this post with some of the pictures I took at the party and together with the bloggers. 

And oh, did I mentioned that I managed to snag one of the prizes for Best Make-Up at the party, by wearing a simple eyeliner tattoo with butterfly details! Then, to completed the look I deliberately applied highlighter under my eyes and over my cheekbones for that shimmery feel. It was all just an experiment but I’m glad to have won. I love all the other bloggers’ make up too, especially the galatic themed ones – so pretty and talented!

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I hope you enjoyed reading this post because I have to admit that this is quite a lengthy post, given the amount of things and products that I needed to talk about! If you read it all, thank you so much! <3 

Till next time,

Out & About: Launch of Jonlivia Lifestyle Club, SS2

Just the other day, a good friend of mine casually mentioned that being fit is the new trend. I wanted to object it but then I let the fact sinked in, to realise that it is true. So often I find my friends sharing pictures about their fitness workouts whilst scrolling through my social media feeds. Riding along this fitness bandwagon is a clothing brand that most Malaysian would have heard of before. Jonlivia, the brand name in active lifestyle wear had recently launched the 1st ever activewear Lifestyle Club on the 25th of May, 2017 at their premises in SS2, Petaling Jaya. The Jonlivia Lifestyle Club (JLC) aims to help Malaysians in general to discover a healthier, active lifestyle whilst staying trendy and stylish at the same time.

Out & About: New Additions to ASICS FlyteFoam Fast Series

By bringing the awesome FlyteFoam experience to runners who want to be faster, ASICS launches the FlyteFoam Fast Series with three new additions: NOOSA FF, GEL-DS TRAINER 22 and a colour-updated DynaFlyte.

EAT : Introducing Caffe Benne’s Mangotella series

For a limited time only,  Caffe Bene Malaysia’s latest seasonal menu will definitely bring excitement to the lovers of Nutella chocolate and the mango fruits! This time around the seasonal menu explores the possibility of marrying these two flavours with a series called the Mangotella. There are a total of four different seasonal items introduced, where we welcomed two new gelato flavours as well – Yogurt Gelato and Nutella Gelato!

Out & About : Elements Medical Fitness Centre at Gtower, KL

Prior to this, if you asked me what functional medicine was, I would know nuts about it. This was term which was very new, almost alien to me too because I have never of it before. But I have heard of the quote, “Prevention is better than cure.” It simply means that it is better to stop something bad from happening than it is to deal with it after it has happened. With this very concept in mind, comes Elements Medical Fitness, which is strategically located at GTower Kuala Lumpur, with a life changing healthcare solution.

EAT : El Gusto de Espana – Featuring The Finest Ibérico at The BAR°N

If you’ve never heard of Ibérico before, then it would just be a new word that you’ve come acrossed today. Let me change that for you, by giving you a meaning to put to the word – Ibérico.  For me, Ibérico is more than just a fancy  Spanish word. What wagyu  beef is to the beef lovers…. Ibérico is that to the porky lovers. It is the holy grail  of the meats,  and this is something that I came to realise after trying a few different cuts of the Ibérico de Belotta pork.

Out & About : Launch of Global Milbon’s Creative Style hair styling series

Have you ever came across the hair care brand known as Milbon which is actually Japan no.1 professional haircare brand? I haven’t either until I was introduced to the Jemile Fran product range, last year around June 2016. That was my first encounter of the brand and I was really impressed with those products that I have tested then. About a couple months later, Global Milbon launched their new Signature Line which has three collections known as Smooth, Moisture and Repair. Each of these collections have products which helps to restore the health of your hair, offering solutions to enhance the appearance and manageability of the hair.

Out & About : Nail Workshop at The Touch, Sunway Velocity

Imagine if you could head to a one stop location to get your complete beauty fix whether in terms of the services or products to purchase, or even beauty workshop. Let me then introduce you to The Touch, which is a new concept where it’s a studio-academy-salon-retailer under one roof, located at Sunway Velocity on the Commune Floor (5th floor).

Travel : An Adventure to The Mystical Hidden Lake in Ipoh

I always believed that the reason why the world holds so many wonders, was because we were meant to explore and marvel at their beauty. And, contrary to many beliefs, you don’t need to travel far to discover these wonders. Dear Malaysians, you’ll be surprised to know that we have quite a few of these in our homeground. Let me share with you my travel adventure to the mystical hidden lake in Ipoh, which famously known as Tasik Cermin.

Beauty : Only RM199* for SHIZEN VISAGE Collection!

Ask most ladies and they will tell you that make up products can be rather expensive, especially since it can go from the range of minimum RM40 up to hundreds of ringgit. In all honesty, I’m all for natural beauty but there are some very basic make up products that a lady would need. Like myself, besides the usually skin care products, I would apply BB cream, loose powder and eyeliner for my everyday look. I believe that make up helps to enhance our natural beauty which also helps to boost our confidence level.

Review : Slouch me not with Jonlivia’s Phiro Back Support!

Growing up, I always remember how my mom would often nag at me to straighten up and not slouch. As annoying as I used to think it was, I realised why she’d do that now. It was because posture plays a very important role, whether in terms of appearance or from a health perspective, amongst other reasons. Thanks to my mother, I have a pretty good posture although it can be improved. I said this because I do realise now that I have a tendency to slouch especially when I’m tired, bored, annoyed, etc… you get what I mean and at that time, I just want to get into a confortable position. So I will just slouch.