Out & About : Sally Hansen’s Mother's Day Spring Tea & Pampering Party

About a week ago, Sally Hansen organised a pleasant tea party to pamper the ladies, along with their mothers in conjunction with the upcoming Mother’s Day celebration. When I got the invitation to attend, I was happy that I’ll be able to spend some mother-daughter time bonding over one of my very first love which is manicure and nail polishes. Do click on the link here to see some of very early work in my days of blogging >> [ Manicures ] . Boy, do I miss doing these beautiful nail swatches and designs.

Anyway, back to the Sally Hansen’s Mother's Day Spring Tea & Pampering Party. At the party, we were treated to manicure session using Sally Hansen’s latest product range called the “Complete Salon Manicure Spring Pull & Plug Collection” . This Complete Salon Manicure range is basically nail polishes designed to cater for your own home manicure, all in just one bottle. Just one bottle, because this polish has the following 7 benefits; base coat, strengthener, growth treatment, salon colour, top coat, chip resistant with a gel shine finish.

This is basically the closest to gel nail polishes you can get, without the hassle of getting them nails done at a salon. Additionally, the brush used for this range have an 800-bristle count, with a shorter brush length and more precision to pick up the polishes. I didn’t know that there was a technology behind the brushes for the polishes! This goes to show how much research have been done for these products.

Having heard so much about the product, I was pretty excited to have a chance to try the latest collection from the  Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure range, their Spring collection. Since I had a wedding dinner to attend that night, I picked a sweet pink shade called Aflorable. To complete the look, I had a nail art done on one of the nails as well. Here’s how it looks like.

After getting our nails done, it was time for the scrumptious lunch buffet spread by Closer Kitchen & Espresso Bar! I love the ambiance and the feel of Closer Kitchen & Espresso Bar, it had a laid back modern feel to it. Not to mention that there was plenty of light filling in the cafe making it just the perfect place to take pictures!  

Throughout the food spread, you’ll find all the polishes of the Complete Salon Manicure Collection matched to the colours of what the food is. Like the dragon fruit yogurt was purple in colour, there were bottles in the purple violet shades placed right next to them. It was so gorgeous! Kudos to the organizers behind the Sally Hansen’s Mother's Day Spring Tea & Pampering Party, every single little detail was thought of! There were fresh flowers all around the cafe too, matching the Spring theme of the party.

You can see how cute some of food were presented in; there were salads in mini glass with yogurt and latte in a jar. Yums! The presentation of the food, made it all the more appetizing. I took a plenty other more pictures from the party, with my mom and the blogger friends there which I have not seen for the longest time! It was so good to be able to see them again and catch up on our lives. Enjoy the pictures!

Since the theme was spring, my sister Clarrisha suggested I wear this gorgeous chiffon floral dress. As it happens, I also have a long dress with a similar print but different design. So I asked my Mom to wear the same as well and ta-da! Our dresses matches one another, the sweetest ever! Boy, am I blessed to be able to wear matching outfit with my Mom.

So, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all mothers out there a very belated Happy Mother’s Day! Mother's Day should be celebrated everyday of our lives, not just on a decorated day in May. Honor your mom each day for appreciate them for bringing us into this world and blessing us all with the unconditional love Mothers can give to us. :)

till next time.

Review: FUNA, the family locator app.

These days we have apps designed for each of our needs, from the simplest tasks to apps which can do incredible things just like the FUNA – Family Locator app! if you haven’t heard of this app before, what it does is actually helps to locate your family member without needing to check in on them, such as messaging or calling them.

How it works is basically you and your family members would both need to install the app; there’s an invitation to be sent out from one party to another. Only after accepting each other, will the location be shown. Sounds simple, isn't it? It really is that simple. After that, you can just let the app do its magic and it’ll tell you the whereabouts of one another.

In fact, the app can do more than just checking the whereabouts of your loved ones, because you are also able to send an SOS alert to your family members. I can imagine how especially useful it would be should your car breakdown, and you need help from them! The best part about the SOS alert is when your loved ones can see where you’re at and that way, they can come to you to your exact location.

Review: Personally, I have used the app for a period of a few weeks, getting my loved ones to join me on the app as it is only then would I be able to try and review the app. I found the app really useful for my parents especially given, the nature of my work which more often than not requires me to work till late. With this app, they were able to know of my whereabouts without needing to constantly check in with me. This helps a lot, since I rarely have time to check my phone during work. Besides work, on my weekends the app helps to inform my loved ones of where I’m at; if I’m watching movie, if I’m at the malls or etc. You can see it the real-life application of the app below.

In the experience shown below, I wanted to inform my parents just where I was at. With the FUNA app, my parents already knew where I was located at which was especially useful, cause whenever I’m out and about it is easy to get carried away and it’ll slipped my mind to inform my parents. Let me share with you another experience from using the FUNA app with my partner. He loves cycling, so he is often on the move cycling around. What happens when he does that is that he would cycle to a distance as far as 100km per session. As exciting as his passion sounds like, for me it’s a bit more worrying because I get so afraid if something would happen to him. But with the app, I would know when he reaches from Point A to Point B and vice versa. As he is on the move, he wouldn’t be able to text me of his whereabouts too.

My mom wrote a review on her experience of using the app, along with my sister’s experience as well. You can check out their postings here; http://followmetoeatla.blogspot.my/2016/04/funa-family-locator-free-app-for-android-and-ios.html & http://clarrishahong.blogspot.my/2016/05/daily-funa-family-locator-app-for.html . So, if you’re considering to give the app a try by downloading the FUNA – Family Locator app today for Android or iOS, which is available for both Android and iOS phones!
Till next time,