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Mary Kay® Matte Liquid Lip Color: Swatches and Thoughts

Friday, September 28, 2018


Hey merry goers! 

How many of you love matte lip colors but have yet to find THE one? Well, I was blessed to get my hands on the latest Mary Kay® Matte Liquid Lip Color series. I've tried several of Mary Kay's cosmetics so I was looking forward to see how this compares to the other lip products I've tried in the past. 

(R-L: Taupe That, Pink It Over, Neon Nectarine, True Red, Bold Pink, Vivid Violet)
The Mary Kay® Matte Liquid Lip Color comes in 6 different shades which applies like a gloss with the matte of a lipstick. These 6 trendy colors are perfect for work or play.


Here's my thoughts about the Mary Kay® At Play Matte Liquid Lip Color.

Packaging


Very slim and compact, it is so easy to bring it around. It doesn't take up too much space and the applicator makes application very easy.

Coverage and Pigmentation


This series of lipcolor is buildable and it glides on effortlessly with the doe-foot wand. You can even opt for it to be a tint by applying it at the centre of your lips and slowly blending it out. If you like a full on lip color, apply two layers and you're done. A little foes a long way.

I have been using Red Siren and really loving it. I just dab a bit into the inner lip section and blend it outwards for my daily look. For special occasions, I apply more and I'm ready to rock the night. 

Finishing


The Mary Kay® At Play Matte Liquid Lip Color has a matte finish but does not look drying on my lips. The texture of it is also very light-weight and you wouldn't feel it on your lips. Once applied, it dries quickly on the lips. Transfer rate is minimal but one tip is you might want to blot your lip color so that there is no excess on your lip. The color fades off gradually throughout the day and does not leave patches on your lips. Touch-ups are pretty easy also. 

Price

Retailing at RM39, this series is definitely one of the more affordable options for those out there seeking for a decent matte lipcolor. Of course, bearing in mind that the product is only 6.5g but this means you can actually make good use of it and get more colors. 

If you're interested to get the Mary Kay® At Play Matte Liquid Lip Color, call 03-7711 7500 or visit www.marykay.com.my to locate Mark Kay Independent Beauty Consultants near you. Visit their FB Page: Mary Kay Malaysia or Instagram for latest updates and more information.

Til next time,
xoxo
Miriam

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Top Tips on Choosing the Right Bra, Neubodi Malaysia

Friday, September 14, 2018


Hello merrygoers, 

This post is specially dedicated to my girls out there about a topic we should really take high importance. Today, I am going to share with you my intimate experience with Neubodi, the leading bra specialist on How to Choose The Right Bra. 


If you don't know it yet, Neubodi is Malaysia's first fitting specialist retail chain store offering a full range of handsewn comfortable innerwear, lingerie care products as well as active sportswear. I recently had the pleasure of visiting their Kota Damansara HQ for a personal experience with their Bra Specialists.

Thanks to Butterfly Project for organizing a workshop with Neubodi Malaysia, a few selected Butterflies were given the chance to understand our body better. Walking into the Neubodi Kota Damansara outlet, there over 600  different sizes, styles, color together combined to choose from. 


Did you know that Neubodi has bra sizes from 65A up to 100I? That's like every bra size you can ever think of so no worries about finding your perfect bra here at Neubodi. Each bra goes through at least 45 stages from crafting, cutting, stitching, testing and fitting - all these done to ensure each bra is the perfect fit. 


Apart from bras, Neubodi carries a range of nightwear, sportswear, maternity wear and even body shaping variants. You can literally find any type of bra for any occasion at Neubodi which suits your body best.

So girls, are you wearing the right bra? If you don't know, then this is the right article for you. 8 out of 10 women are wearing the wrong bra. It's either the wrong size or the wrong cup or even the wrong shape. Yes, even the shape matters! 


Wearing the right bra actually affects your posture, your body shape, how bountiful you look and also to maintain your breast. Did you know that you can actually look slimmer with just wearing the right bra? 


At Neubodi, the Bra Specialist practise a holistic fitting method compared to the traditional tape and measure. The minute you walk into any Neubodi store, the Bra Specialist can scan you and tell you what your bra size is. Yes! The Bra Specialists at Neubodi have laser eyes and sensitive hands that by just feeling your body, they can recommend the right bra type for you. 

Think you know your bra size? Know for sure after a holistic fitting at Neubodi because I certainly was surprised at my actual bra size. You might be wearing the wrong bra size for years! Plus, Neubodi has bra sizes up to 60I so there is no size too small or too big at Neubodi.


A Holistic Fitting method consists of using their hands to feel your body and their eyes to scan your body to tell you what type of bra you should be wearing. This service is actually a complimentary service to all first-time customers at Neubodi which means you can walk into any store and get your body fitted. Each store has a Bra Specialist which will be able to cater to you and no worries because no purchase is required. Neubodi aim to educate women on getting the right bra size even if you're not their customer. 

How do you know if you're wearing the right bra? Well, you should not be facing the following signs:



If you are facing the said signs, you are most definitely NOT wearing the right bra and should hurry head to the nearest Neubodi outlet near you for a FREE Bra Fitting session. Another way to find out is by stretching and jumping from side to side. If you find that your bra moved after jumping and stretching, this means that the bra is not the right fit for you and doesn't provide the sufficient support that you require. 


After a short workshop on finding the right bra, it was time for us to get ourselves fitted. Did you know there are actually 6 different bra styles to choose from? To my surprise, I was actually wearing the wrong bra size. Many women think that they are a smaller bra size or cup than they should be which can actually cause their breast to sag or go out of shape. We also learned how to wash and hang our bra out to dry. Ladies, make sure you are taking good care of your bra because they are the ones to make sure your body do not go out of shape.


Here are the characteristics of your bra which is the right fit for you. 

  • Minimum 15mm shoulder straps for 20% breast support
  • Soft boning structure for better body silhouette
  • Min. 3 back hooks for 80% breast support
  • Min 12cm tall side panel to hide buldes



All of Neubodi products have the necessary characteristics to properly support your breast and making them the right fit. Through the fitting session, we were also taught how to properly wear a bra so that our breast don't go out of shape and to prevent lumps and folds. The Bra Specialists at Neubodi are extremely professionals as they aim to ensure you understand your body well and also guide you on choosing the right bra type. 



The secret in Neubodi bra is that each design is well thought to deliver the results you desire. From the diverse cup size and type, the designs of the bra gives you the volume that you need and is also able to intensify the desirable cleavage. Each bra also has a centre piece that is designed as a stabilizer to provide strong hold to the bra which means it doesn't move around even when you do vigorous activity.


Feel free to visit Neubodi HQ in Kota Damansara or
any other outlets for the perfect bra-fitting session:

Neubodi Kota Damansara 
(Opposite Encorp Strand Mall)
52A, Jalan PJU 5/20D, Kota Damansara, 
47810 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.

  • Bangsar Village II, KL
  • Mid Valley Megamall, KL
  • Robinsons Four Seasons KL
  • Empire Shopping Gallery, PJ
  • One Utama Shopping Centre, PJ
  • Aeon Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre, Klang
  • Gurney Plaza, Penang
  • Vivacity Mall, Kuching
  • Imago Shopping Mall, Sabah
  • Suria Sabah Shopping Centre, Sabah
  • Mid Valley Southkey Megamall, Johor Bahru (Opening in October)
xoxo
Til next time,
Miriam

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How To Get Fuller and Healthier Lips: LipAddict Non Injectable Lip Treatment

Friday, September 14, 2018


Hey merry goers!

Do you know what is the secret to a kissable lips? Definitely plump and moisturized lips! So many girls dream of having Angelina Jolie's plump sexy lips but now it is no longer a dream thanks to LipAddict.


Founded by iSkin New York, LipAddict is the secret to get Angelina Jolie's signature lips without invasive procedures like lip fillers and botox which can cost a bomb plus all the side effects. Highlighting 4 key benefits:
  • Anti Aging
  • Instant Healing
  • Instant Moisture
  • Instant Plump
LipAddict is a lip treatment that works as a lipgloss too. Using only natural ingredients like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, Marine Collagen and Organic Plant Extracts, LipAddict transforms dry chappy lips to younger, healthier and fuller lips. I still remember the days where lipgloss were all the rage to get plump and kissable lips. With LipAddict, a natural juicy pout is achievable when you use it on it's own or even on top of your favourite lip color to make your lips pop!


Choose from 12 different shades which leave your lips looking flushed and healthy. To create your own shades, you can opt to mix two or more colors together resulting in a much more pigmented finish. It has a glossy finish and a sweet minty feeling on your lips which reminded me of chewing gum or toothpaste. I didn't really mind it but it depends on your preference. 


Thanks to Butterfly Project, they collaborated with LipAddict for a mini workshop at Happ Cafe to educate us about LipAddict and how to get healthy and fuller lips. We also had Fibiee as the invited makeup artist for the day to demonstrate to us how to transform from a Day to Night look using LipAddict. She showed us how to create our own colors and also to use it as a lip topper which will make you shine at night. 

Here are some of the claims using LipAddict and my thoughts after using it:



  • A lip treatment designed to help you achieve younger, fuller, sexier pout without the cost and pain of lip injections
From my after photo, you can clearly see that my lip looks much healthier compared to the before. Since it also works as a treatment, using it every day actually helps your lips improve over time. The initial first few days, you might start to get slightly drier as your dead skin cells are exfoliating leaving behind healthier lips. LipAddict #213 is a clear lipgloss which you can use at night as a lip treatment before you sleep too.

  • Reduces appearance of fine lines hydrates, plumps and improves definition of lip contour
I do see my lips getting healthier over time although I have not been using it regularly. If you apply #213 Jewel above your lip line, it can help to reduce those fine lines and improve your lip contour. 

Tip: Exfoliate your lips regularly and apply LipAddict Night Treatment (#213 Jewel) before bed and wake up to smoother and healthier lips.

  • LipAddict lightweight molecular formula guarantees your lips won't be left with that annoying sticky sensation 
On the lips, it doesn't feel sticky but don't expect your hair not to get caught on your lips because it is still a lip gloss. Reapplication is needed especially for the pigmentation as it does fade off quickly. So after drinking or eating you'll definitely need to reapply. The end result actually looks natural and since it is a gloss you don't really have to worry about it going out of your lip line. 


In conclusion, I think that LipAddict does help to give you a fuller and healthier lip and works well as a high-end lip gloss due to the price. But since it is not just a regular lip gloss and actually helps to improve your lip overtime, for those of you who have dry chappy lips you can opt to try this out. This is definitely a better and safer option compared to cosmetic surgery.

Once again, thank you Butterfly Project and LipAddict for having me. I'm on my way to getting that perfect Angelina Jolie pout ;)

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Moon Dream Mooncakes to Celebrate Your Mid-Autumn Festival, The Westin Kuala Lumpur

Friday, September 07, 2018


Hey merrygoers!

With just a blink of an eye and the Mid-Autumn Festival is back! This ancient tradition which started off as an offering to the moon is not a Chinese symbol of reunion and a bridge to connect and stick all the roots of a family tree strong.

You would have probably seen all the many different brands of mooncakes on sale at the various malls. From baked mooncakes to snowskin to even ice-cream mooncakes, no one can miss out on this festive season and it's the perfect reason to reunite with friends and family to enjoy some sweet delicious mooncakes. 


This year, The Westin Kuala Lumpur invites you to enjoy the Mid-Autumn Festival with its traditional sweet and creamy Moon Dream mooncakes. 


Presenting 7 delectable flavors of traditional bakes mooncakes, satisfy your cravings with the all-time favourite Pearl of Prosperity and Read Bean Paste or tantalize your tastebuds with the Supreme Mixed Nuts; perfect for the nut lover. Meanwhile for those who are health-conscious, grab the Low Sugar Plain White Lotus Paste with or without single Yolk (but seriously who doesn't like the egg yolk in their mooncake). 


Creative flavors such as Green Tea Cranberry and Pearl of Harmony (Black Sesame Single Yolk) should not be missed as well this year. With a strong Green Tea flavor mix with the tanginess of cranberries plus the aromatic black sesame, it is sure to be the favourite among your guests. 


Specially made with the notion of family attachment and kinship in mind, this year The Westin Kuala Lumpur mooncakes are packaged beautifully in a thoughtful personalized box which can be turned into a LED light box. The exterior of the gift box is crafted with a family conceptual picture while the colorful bright lights symbolizes the beautiful family and life. This is definitely one of the unique mooncake boxes in town and perfect as a gift. 


Designed with the concept of reminiscing old times, the elegant YUE Mooncake Gift Box is presented in 2 distinctive traditional outlooks with a modern twist. Regardless of the genre one prefers, music always work wonder as a therapeutic time machine and bring sweet memories back. YUE refers to the phonetic symbols for delight, music and moon, this multi-functional gift box comes incorporated with a set of bluetooth speaker, allowing customers to play their preferred tracks as they relish on the exquisite Westin mooncakes.


This year, thanks to The Westin Kuala Lumpur I had the opportunity to watch Chef Chong Kon Phin demonstrate how Westin Mooncakes were made and also tried making my own mooncakes! Making the perfect mooncake sure takes practice and although Chef Chong made it look so easy, it sure wasn't. Here's some 101 on making mooncakes courtesy of Chef Chong Kon Phin from The Westin Kuala Lumpur.

Step 1: Prepare the filling and let to rest overnight



Step 2: Prepare the dough (Do not overknead the dough)




Step 3: Roll and cut the dough


Step 4: Shape the mooncake (Use your preferred filling)

Step 5: Fit into mould and bake



Available from 30 July to 30 September 2018, Westin Mooncakes can be purchased and picked up from Five Sen5es (Level 1) between 12pm to 2.30pm or from 6pm to 9.30pm. Customers who purchase and pay the full payment for the mooncakes via online can collect their respective boxes at The Concierge if they wish to collect it too. In addition, the mooncakes can be sent to the room for in-room dining for in-house guests who purchase the mooncakes. 


You will be able to find Westin Mooncakes at Mid Valley Megamall Mid-Autumn Festival from 6 September to 24 September 2018 with starting price from RM148.00 per set. Special discounts are available for Starwood Preferred Guests, Beyond & Club Marriott members, bulk purchases and credit card holders (Maybank, Citibank, CIMB, Hong Leong Bank, HSBC and UOB).

To book your mooncake gift boxes or for further enquiries, call 03-27738338 or email westindining@westin.com.

Til next time,
xoxo
Miriam

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