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NUViT Anti-Acne Series Review

Monday, November 12, 2018


Growing up, breakouts are pretty regular especially during those times of the month where my hormones are raging and imbalanced. This causes some pretty obvious breakouts especially at my forehead and temple area. Most likely because of stress and the fact that I have bangs so it's pretty easy to get breakouts around that area.

Usually, I just use some acne cream to get rid of any breakouts but recently I came across a brand from Taiwan which has a range of products targeting acne issues. NUViT is no stranger in the skincare industry as they have been receiving pretty good comments especially among my peers. I had the chance to give their Anti-Acne series a go so here are my thoughts after using them.



NUViT's Anti-Acne range is specially formulated with an exclusive ingredient known as NUViT's AC-PureTM which is targeted for oily and acne prone skin. This ingredient claims to regulate sebum production, soothe inflammation, shrink pores, has anti-bacterial properties and improves keratinocytes metabolism.  



There are three products in NUViT's Anti-Acne range: Acne & Blemishes Prevention Concentrate, Acne Corrector Purifying Fluid and Acne Purifying Gel. All three products are used following the recommended step of #Spot , #Entire and #Enhance.

Firstly, the Acne & Blemishes Prevention Concentrate is a bi-phase toner with zinc and kaolin. These two ingredients are oil-absorbing minerals that help purify the skin and control oil secretion while refining pores. It also contains America Klamath Lake Algae Extract which moisturizes and repairs skin. The concentrate claims to help shrink pores and eliminates blackheads and whiteheads.

Directions:
After cleansing, apply the product onto palm or cotton pad, massage gently onto face and neck. Shake before use to activate the ingredients and maximize the effects. Used daily, morning and evening.

First impressions, the concentrate had a medicinal scent to it which I got used to. I used it instead of my regular mattifying toner and I noticed that it does help control my oil secretion. However, I did not see much difference in terms of pore size and blackheads since I did not really have issues with it.


Next it was the Acne Corrector Purifying Fluid which contains hyaluronic acid and sweet myrrh extract. The purifying fluid aims to improve skin healing, reduce formation of acne scars as well as keep oil and moisture balance.

Directions:
After cleansing, apply the product and massage gently onto face and neck. Used daily, morning and night

The fluid had a slightly sticky texture which felt uncomfortable on my skin upon application so I would advise to just use it sparingly. It takes a while for the fluid to be absorbed completely into my skin but after that, it sets well. I did not particularly feel any difference in terms of my oil secretion but I realized that I have to use my moisturizer on top of it to have sufficient hydration. Otherwise, I noticed that my face get oilier after using the Acne Corrector Purifying Fluid.


Lastly, the Acne Purifying Gel is a targeted product for acne, pimples or inflamed areas. Aiming to provide 24-hours breakout control with the ability to reduce redness in a short period of time. I actually used this the most throughout my review session as I was having quite bad breakouts. The gel reminds me of my usual acne gel but with a slightly stickier consistency.

Directions:
With fingertips, apply proper amount of filler to affected areas.

The gel contains 1% vitamin B3 and microencapsulated vitamin C. The first thing I noticed was a stinging sensation when I apply it onto my acne. It might be due to the vitamin C content but it doesn't last very long. There is also Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel extract which helps to reduce the inflammation and calm the affected area.

After using it for some time, I noticed that it does help to reduce the inflammation but I noticed new breakouts after using it. For smaller acne or pimples, it helps to heal it overnight but for slightly more severe acne issues, you might not be able to see the instant result


NUViT Anti Acne products can be used together or separately depending on your skin condition. So if you're targeting more than one issue, you can use all three products together. In conclusion, I think that the NUViT Anti Acne series do help target acne-prone skin but only recommended for those who really have oily skin type. For those with drier or normal skin, make sure to properly moisturize your skin to balance out your skin sebum secretion.

For more details of NUViT products, you can check them out at these links:
@nuvitmy (Instagram)
@Nuvit.Malaysia (Facebook)

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Samsung Galaxy A9 - World's First Rear Quad Camera Launch

Friday, October 12, 2018


Samsung Electronics Ltd. today announced the Galaxy A9, a smartphone built for those who love to explore, capture the moment and share it as they see it. The pioneering Galaxy A9 debuts the world’s first rear quad camera and is packed with features designed to help you live each day to the fullest.

The Galaxy A9 is tailored for those who know what they want, and go after it. Whether it’s capturing a dare-devil selfie or that perfect panorama, the Galaxy A9 is the ultimate companion for capturing and sharing everyday adventures, no matter where life takes you.

“As a global leader in smartphone innovation, we understand the demand for meaningful innovation in a fast-paced world driven by visual communication,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “Building on our legacy in smartphone camera development we’re introducing next-generation technology across our entire Galaxy portfolio to give more consumers the opportunity to experience cutting-edge innovation. We’re excited to deliver on this promise and debut world leading smartphone camera technology with the Galaxy A9.”

In an exciting and connected world where moments and memories, from the everyday to the once-in-a-lifetime, are captured and shared instantly, the smartphone has become so much more than just a phoneto consumers. That’s why the Galaxy A9 is packed with Samsung’s best camera innovations, to enable all consumers to achieve more, experience more and unlock more possibilities every day.


Making the global launch of Samsung Galaxy A9 even more spectacular was the presence of Korean girl group AOA and South Korean heartthrob Yook Sung-Jae who is famous for his role in Guardian: The Lonely and Great God. Both AOA and Yook Sung-Jae shared their favourite features of the Galaxy A9 camera such as the Pro-Lighting and the wide-angle photos.

The Innovative Rear Quad Camera



The Galaxy A9 allows you to capture dynamic and beautiful photos effortlessly. With four lenses,
experience even more ways to unleash your creativity and capture, create and share stunning images.
  • Get close without compromise with 2x Optical Zoom for incredible and detailed close-up shots even from far away.
  • Capture the world in its fullest and without limit, with the Ultra Wide Lens, and shoot like a pro with the Scene Optimizer. Thanks to AI Scene Recognition, your camera is now smarter, and able to identify the subject and adjust settings accordingly for the best photo, in an instant.
  • Express your creativity with the Depth Lens, giving you the freedom to manually manage the photos’ depth of field and focus on the subject for stunning, professional looking images.
  • Capture clear and bright images in both bright and low light conditions with Galaxy A9’s 24MP Main Lens, for gorgeous photos at any time of the day.

Powerful New Features for Exceptional All-day Performance


The reliable 3,800mAh 1 battery life on the Galaxy A9 lets you live without limits and enjoy outstanding long-lasting performance. You can now capture everything, without restriction, store more and delete less with the Galaxy A9’s 128GB storage and up to 512GB of expandable memory.


The Galaxy A9 also features Face Detection as their security feature. Designed to make life more convenient, the Galaxy A9 features Bixby 2 , Samsung Pay 3 and Samsung Health and you can take advantage of the many multi-tasking benefits the Galaxy A9 offers, including App Pair.

First Class Design


Building on Samsung’s heritage in first-class design, the Galaxy A9 is styled in three unique colours;
Caviar Black, Lemonade Blue and Bubblegum Pink 4 with a sleek and ergonomic design, that fits in one hand with a 3D Glass curved back for a high-quality comfortable feel.

The Galaxy A9 will be available soon in Malaysia. For more information about the Galaxy A9, visit:

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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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