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Mission Foods' Supersoft Original Wraps Recipes

Sunday, April 15, 2018


Hi merry goers!

Malaysia’s favourite wrap just got better! Mission Foods has upgraded its Original Wrap with a Supersoft formula, with the launch of the Supersoft Original Wraps. The upgraded wraps are now even softer and more pliable, with a melt in your mouth texture and even more flexible to hold all your favourite ingredients.

Made by one of the largest tortilla, flatbread and corn flour producers in the world, the all-new Supersoft Original Wraps enhances Mission’s repertoire of best-selling wraps – 6-Grain, Wholegrain, Onion & Chives, Garlic and Potato, all of which will be upgraded to the Supersoft formula.


To demonstrate the new product’s soft yet strong traits, Mission Foods Malaysia launched a campaign celebrating women called #softandstrong. Powered by industry luminaries, the #softandstrong campaign will run until the end of April and celebrates the feminine qualities in women while reveling in their inner strength.

“Mission Foods is all about constant improvement and innovation making sure we continue to excite taste palates and bring inspiring ideas to our consumers. The new Supersoft Original Wraps gives us the opportunity to connect with our female consumers on a deeper level and celebrate them for being soft and strong, traits that we love in our new product,” said Randall Tan, Brand Manager for Mission Food South Asia.


#Softandstrong brings together three big names – iconic Malaysian songstress Ning Baizura, inspiring fitness personality Linora Low, and successful entrepreneur behind the Frankitas brand, Francisca Turner. The three ladies are true examples of everyday women who have faced and overcome adversities in their lives to become successful in their lines of work. As a prelude to the launch and in conjunction with International Women’s Day, the trio were enlisted to share inspiring and empowering quotes on what being #softandstrong means to them. They also created four recipes each which are featured in Mission Foods recipe booklet, given away complimentary to consumers in Malaysia and Singapore with the purchase of Mission Foods products.


Ning Baizura, who is widely known as one of Malaysia’s Top 3 Divas demonstrated her favourite decadent dessert recipe Passionfruit Crispy Layered Crepe at the launch. While she is hailed as one of the top songstresses in Malaysia, Ning has also launched her own line of perfumes and is in the midst of opening a restaurant, while proudly being a doting wife and mother to a 5-year old. 

She shared the importance of young girls and women recognising the strength within them while remaining true to their feminine side. “It is quite a challenge to possess both values of soft and strong. I’m really delighted to be chosen as one of the representatives to spread the word to women out there that if I can do it, so can you,” said Ning.


Linora Low, a radio host, MC and a well-known advocate of mindful eating and healthy living said that the campaign is really meaningful to her as it echoes her mission to spread the message of self-love amongst women. “Women are usually mistakenly identified as the weaker sex as they are soft and sensitive, but being soft is our strength not our weakness. 

Women can move mountains and rise above anything once we put our minds to it and it is our softer side that lends us the empathy to be kind while being strong,” Linora said as she demonstrated her recipe for Chicken Kebab Wrap. Linora also enjoys baking strips of the wraps to add extra crunch and taste to her favourite salad recipes.


Francisca Turner, founder of Frankitas, a socially-conscious fashion brand that has gone international, described her journey as an entrepreneur as a life-altering experience. “As an entrepreneur you need a strong and disciplined mind but you also need to know when to be soft – enough to bend but not break,” the mother of three young children reiterated one of the quotes she shared in the campaign. At the launch she shared her family’s favourite recipe, Bogor-style Egg Murtabak that uses the softness and strength of the wraps to hold the ingredients in while it is deep-fried to perfection.

The three ladies will also be sharing their recipes on their respective social media pages following the launch. Mission Supersoft Original Wraps are sold alongside the other flavours in the bread aisle of most leading supermarkets in packs of 8.

For more information about Mission Wraps and other Mission Foods products, visit their website at www.missionfoods.com.my. 

Til next time,
xoxo
Miriam

#MiriamBeauty

Physicians Formula Healthy Makeup Collection

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Hi merry goers!




Physicians Formula has finally brought in their Healthy Makeup Collection and is available in Watsons Malaysia stores. Started in 1937 by allergist Dr. Frank Crandall, he created the brand emphasizing on the concept of "healthy beauty". All their products are carefully crafted and tested to be hypoallergenic, safe for sensitive skin and eyes and created without any of the 150+ known harsh ingredients.


The Healthy Makeup Collection comprises of a range of products that emphasizes on giving you a healthy look. Starting off with the Face, Physicians Formula Healthy Foundation (RM79.90) is formulated with the brand's proprietary Brightening Complex (Chinese Wu-Zhu-Yu Extract and Hyaluronic Acid). Packed with Vitamins A, C, E Antioxidant blend and SPF 20 protection, it is safe for even the most sensitive skin types. Providing medium-to-full coverage, the Healthy Foundation improves the appearance of skin tone while brightening and evens out complexions. Lightweight, buildable and breathable foundation blends into the skin flawlessly while providing sufficient coverage.



Next up, the Physicians Formula Spotlight Illuminating Primer (RM69.90) is a primer with five unique filtering luminescent pearls for optical blurring and optimal radiance. Enriched with Age-Defying Actives China Wood (Tung) & Rapeseed Oils, it offers age-defying properties and visible skin correction. This primer blurs, corrects and can be used as a base or over foundation as a highlighter. It has a luminous pearl finish that instantly brightens and adds a glow to your face.

Personally I would recommend it as a highlighter more than a primer as the glow is quite intense. Use it as a base to highlight certain areas on your face such as the nose bridge, brow bone and cheek bone before applying your foundation. It gives you a glow to your skin making it look radiant. Use it sparingly if you plan to use it on your whole face as the effect might make you look oily under the Malaysian weather.



If you're looking for a highlighter, the Murumuru Butter Highlighter (RM52.90) is an interesting product to check out. Formulated with luxurious Murumuru Butter from Amazon, it is packed with essential fatty acids and pro-vitamins that softens, conditions and moisturizes skin - leaving it silky soft. It has a cream-to-powder formulation with a unique bouncy texture that melts into the skin and blends effortlessly for a gorgeous highlighted finish.



Also featuring the Murumuru Butter is the Healthy Butter Bronzer (RM69.90). I first got to know about this from my friend, Denise during our trip to Bangkok last year. She was raving about the bronzer and finally it's here in Malaysia. Ultra-refined pearl and soft-focus pigments smoothen the skin's texture to deliver a gorgeous bronze glow. Non-irritating and non-clog pores makes it suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. The bronzer and highlighter comes in a dual-compartment compact as their usual packaging which has a mirror in it. For this product, instead of a brush, it comes with a unique sponge spatula applicator, specifically designed to be used with the creamy formulation. The Healthy Butter Bronzer comes in two shades: Bronzer and Deep Bronzer.




Finish off the healthy look by adding some color to your lips. The Physicians Formula Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipstick (RM45.90) is a lavishly pigmented liquid lipstick with a rich, creamy texture. Combining long lasting wear and ultra-hydrating formula, it has a soft satin-matte effect to the lips without setting into your fine lines and it does not feel dry. The Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipstick glides on effortlessly and has good color payoff in one stroke.

Key ingredients in the Physicians Formula Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipstick:
  • Avocado Oil
  • Vitamin A & E
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Anti-Aging Peptides
  • Blend of Treatment Oils.

Available in 9 gorgeous shades ranging from nude to bold:
Bare With Me |  Tu-Lip Treatment | Berry Healthy | Nut-ritious | Red-storative Effects | Fight Free Red-icals | Vitamin Beet | Raisin' Immunity | Noir-ishing Plum 

The Physicians Formula Healthy Skin Collection is available exclusively at selected Watsons stores. For more details, visit Physicans Formula Facebook Page and Website.

Til next time,
xoxo
Miriam 

#MiriamEats

Vanilla Mille Crepe Cafe, Paradigm Mall

Sunday, April 08, 2018


Hi merry goers,

If you're a fan of mille crepe, here's a recommendation for you. Vanilla Mille Crepe Cafe specializes in Mille Crepe and has several branches around Klang Valley. Made up of many layers of crepes, Mille Crepes are French cakes which can be savoury or sweet. Between each layer is a layer of sweet cream, originally just whipped cream but nowadays you can find popular flavors like Vanilla, Oreo and Mango. 


The Vanilla Mille Crepe Cafe outlet in Paradigm Mall has a dine-in corner where you can enjoy their wide selections of mille crepe plus their flower tea. I had a chance to try out their Mille Crepe selections so here's my recommended take on them. 


Each Mille Crepe is made with over 30 layers of thin fluffy mille crepe, stacked like a tower and with individualistic flavors. There is a wide selection of flavors from the classic Vanilla, Chocolate to Oreo, Cheese, Tiramisu and also fruit flavors such as Lemon, Strawberry etc. They also had unique flavors like Charcoal, Salted Caramel, Matcha and even Durian.


I was impressed and satisfied with the cakes I tried during my visit. The construction of the cake was very solid as it doesn't fall apart when you dig into it. Plus, the cream is not cloying or overly sweet which makes the Mille Crepe enjoyable savor.


Pair your preferred Mille Crepe with their flower tea and watch them bloom in front of you. Really fragrant and definitely instaworthy too. Several selections of flower tea to choose from, you can ask for the recommended tea if you're unfamiliar.


I tried so many different flavors that it is hard to really recommend only one. My recommended flavors would be: Salted Caramel, Mango, Vanilla, Oreo Cheese and Charcoal. All equally as satisfying and enjoyable.

For more details of their offerings, you may refer to their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/vanillamillecrepe/). Single size sold at RM13.90 but they do offer whole cakes too.

Vanilla Mille Crepe Cafe (Paradigm Mall)

LG2, Paradigm Mall 
No. 1, Jalan SS7/26A, Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Operating Hours:
10am - 10pm

Tel: 03-7887 9873

Til next time,
xoxo
Miriam

#MiriamFashion

Charles & Keith | Pedro | Flow Warehouse Sale 2018: Worth It?

Friday, April 06, 2018


Hey merry goers!

Charles & Keith Warehouse Sale is back and this time it is located at GLO Damansara. Claiming to be up to 80% off, me and my sis woke up early to check out the sales. We previously visited the warehouse sale and I got very good deals from it even several bags for RM20! So we were really excited to see what good finds we can snatch.

Reaching at GLO Damansara around 10.15 am, the carpark was nearly filled up and we had to park at Level 7 (Rooftop). The sale was located at Level 3 and there were barricades set up with several security guards. With so many rampages during sales recently, I guess they really wanted to ensure that no bad incidents were to occur.


There wasn't a line when we arrived so after the sale personnel tied up our bags, they passed us our shopping bags and off we go to explore the sale. Once you enter, you will be welcomed by Pedro Footwear. The footwear were organized according to sizes so no worries about being lost. Each size section has a sale personnel to attend to you. There were really a lot of styles to choose from and most of the items had plenty of new stocks.


After a whole stretch of Pedro Footwear, you will see the Pedro Accessories corner. There you will come across Pedro wallets, purses and some handbags. There weren't much choices here and prices range from RMxx to RMxx.


Since I wasn't able to get anything from Pedro, I decided to check out Charles & Keith while my sister stayed at Pedro section. The Charles & Keith section was way much bigger than the Pedro section with sizes ranging from Size 34 up to Size 41. No worries there my larger feet size merrygoers because there are a lot to choose from! I head straight to my size section where you will find an assortment of heels, wedges, boots, etc.


There were quite a number of really pretty footwear which caught my eye but... unfortunately, they were out of my budget. Although the signboard states that footwear starts from RM19, most of the footwear available were roughly around the RM99 price range especially for heels. Somehow, this year round the price cut wasn't as significant compared to the previous years. My eyes were attracted to several heels but with the price being RM129+ I'm afraid I had to say no to them.


I then head over to the other section which is the Charles & Keith handbags - prices ranging from RM59 - RM169. I was actually looking forward to this section as the previous years, I managed to score several bags at RM20+. Unfortunately, disappointed again as this time round there weren't as many choices to choose from and honestly, with the price they were offering at the sale I would rather walk into their stores. I wouldn't deny that the bags that were at the warehouse sale might actually be priced way much higher but I wasn't ready to splurge on handbags at the moment. There weren't many designs so bye bye to the handbag section too.


Lastly it was the Charles & Keith Accessories section with eyewear, purses, belts, rings etc. You will be able to get some accessories here and their eyewear were really nice. So tempted to get one of their eyewear but yet again.. when we looked at the price it was RM119. It definitely wasn't a price I was expecting at the warehouse sale and after much consideration and deliberation, both me and my sis decide to let it go.


In conclusion, we were pretty disappointed with this year's Charles & Keith warehouse sale. We weren't the only people to walk out empty handed and many walked out with one or two purchases as well. However, this is just my opinion based on my own personal budget for warehouse sale. So if you would like to check them out head on to GLO Damansara from 5th April 2018 - 8th April 2018. Maybe on the last day there might be better deals?

Lastly, for Maybank users you will get additional 5% discount off your purchase when you pay using Maybank credit or debit card! So make sure to use them.

Til next time,
xoxo
Miriam

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