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California Raisins Raya Rasa Sayang 2019 Cooking Challenge

Monday, May 20, 2019


Selamat Hari Raya to all my dear readers who are celebrating this festive season. Are you prepared with all your Raya dishes? California Raisins is back with their Cooking Challenge so here's some of the recipes that you can prepare for your guests this year!


This year, I joined this competition with my partner-in-crimes Aliza Sara and Suki! This is the third year I join this competition with Sara and it is becoming a tradition of ours. We decided that we will be the Spice Girls for this year and our theme is to utilize raisins in our dishes.

Raisins is an awesome healthy snacks loved by both kids and adults. I personally love raisins as well to boost my sugar level when it is low and it is a great snack on the go too. Not only that, because of its versatile nature, you can incorporate it in dishes too and not only for desserts.

All ready to dish out our dishes



For our group, we went all out and prepared 3 dishes, starting with 'Mango Salad with Raisin Vinaigrette', 'Raisin Sambal with Chicken' and 'Fried Cauliflower Rice' as our dish, presenting it as Ramadhan Blessings.


During the challenge, all 8 teams were given one hour to plan, prepare and cook a meal! One hour is definitely not enough and all the teams created unique dishes to incorporate raisins. With the power of three, we managed to dish out three different dishes which all paired well with each other. 

Our final creation


Once we were done with our dishes, it was JUDGING time! It never gets easier even if it was our third time joining the competition. The concept of our dish is that we are using California Raisins in our dishes as a form of blessings to everyone who eats it. California Raisins are super healthy and it is a natural sweeter too. So no added sugar or flavouring were needed in our dishes. We also showcased how versatile California Raisins can be used in both savory and sweet dishes.


And once again, we were the Grand Prize Winner for the California Raisins Cooking Challenge. Really grateful for California Raisins giving us this opportunity to showcase their amazing raisin in our dishes and showing how versatile and healthier it is to use their raisins. Below are some of the unique dishes that the rest of the themes prepared.









So remember! The next time you grab a box of California Raisins, it not only serves as a healthy snack but also as an amazing ingredient in your next dish. For more details on the recipes and what other dishes you can create using California Raisins, check our their official website. And if you've got some unique dish idea, share them with me in the comments below.

California Raisins 
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Til next time,
xoxo
Miriam

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LA’SOUL Creamy Matte Volumizing Lipsticks - A series of bold colours and protection for your lips.

Wednesday, May 08, 2019


LA'SOUL Skin Nutrition Expert is well known for its expertise in producing high quality and superior beauty products from Korea; it has been introduced in Malaysia since 2013 and has received encouraging response.


This time, LA'SOUL is launching its lipstick range that will spark up every women's day. LA'SOUL Matte Creamy Volumizing Lipstick is a lipstick that not only enhances the beauty of women, but it also boosts their self-confidence.


LA'SOUL Lipstick has a matte look but actually feels creamy on the lips.  Its silken softness is due to the presence of micro christalyn wax as part of the ingredients. The lipstick would stay fresh with bright colour that last throughout the day. 


Six choices of colours are made available in this range which will suit all of your needs, such as Star Nude, Mocha Choc, Velvet Burgundy, Passion Rosy, Poppy Pink and Cherry Peach. The high quality anti-aging content will help makes your lips more elastic while giving long-lasting protection.


These are some important ingredients which ensure the quality of the nutrients in LA'SOUL Matte Creamy Volumizing Lipstick:

CAMELIIA JAPONICA SEED OIL
Enriched with moisturizing agents of Camellia Japonica Seed Oil that are acidic like Oleic, Linoleic, Palmaitic which inhibits the lips-skin oxidation and provide ample moisture to the skin.

ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL
This lighter oil texture gives a shine effect and refreshes the lips. It also maintains the health of the lips and ensures radical-free skin.


BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Stops moisture-evaporation from the lips and provides a moist effect as well as a radiant looking lips. This ingredient also protects the lips from getting contaminated and increases the skin regeneration cycles in order to keep it well-maintained.

TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)
Lastly, LA'SOUL contains vitamin E to protect and delay the lips damage by anti-oxidant effects and also reduce dehydration ratio on the lips.

For more info visit A'SOUL's website and social media:
Website: www.snemarketing.com
Fb: La'soul Beauty by Sne Official
IG: Lasoulbeautybysne






Jason Mraz Brings Good Vibes to Kuala Lumpur in May 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019


Multiple GRAMMY® Award winner JASON MRAZ will be bringing his Good Vibes Tour to Malaysia, on 13 May (Monday), 8.30pm at Axiata Arena.


In 2002, Jason Mraz shot to flame with his debut album Waiting For My Rocket To Come and since then Jason Mraz has amassed a diverse fan-base around the globe, bringing his positive message and folk-pop sound to rapt audiences through his vibrant recordings, humorous live performances, and philanthropic efforts.

Jason Mraz has earned numerous platinum and awards for his various releases, made pop history with his record-breaking singles, “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up”, won two Grammy Awards, received the prestigious Songwriter Hall of Fame Hal David Award, and sold out amphitheatres and arenas across the globe (including sell-outs at The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, and London’s O2 Arena).


Jason Mraz first performed in Malaysia in 2009, followed by Tour Is A Four Letter Word in 2012. On playing for his Asian fans, Jason says: “I enjoy travelling to and performing for listeners in Asia. I feel a sense of gratitude and enthusiasm unlike anywhere else in the world, which makes a performance feel more like an event than a recital. The audience participation in Asia is harmonic and supersonic. I am thrilled to return, reconnect and re-experience the joy.
The Good Vibes Tour announcement follows the release of Jason’s sixth studio album KNOW. on August 10th 2018, becoming his fifth consecutive studio album to debut in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. Know. was produced by Andrew Wells, who brings an organic and groovy feel to the album’s classic, acoustic rock sound. “I see it as a sonic evolution from my last album, YES! ”Mraz says. “It’s just got a bit more caffeine, whereas my last album was a bit more herbal tea.” Know. reteams Mraz with his longtime collaborators, Raining Jane. “We thought it’d be fun to make ‘No’ as the follow -up to YES!, but instead of ‘N-O,’ the negative, it’d be the positive, ‘K-N-O-W.’” Are you ready for Jason Mraz



The Good Vibes Tour started in North America last summer. This tour continues in Asia where Jason Mraz will perform in Manila, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Taipei in May 2019.
Jason Mraz will be performing in Kuala Lumpur this May:

Date : 13 May (Monday)
Time : 8:30pm
Venue : Axiata Arena, Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Ticket prices : RM198, RM298, RM398, RM498, RM598 and RM698 (VIP)

Tickets are available NOW on www.myticket.asia


Feeling Lucky? You might just win tickets to Jason Mraz Good Vibes Tour in Kuala Lumpur!

Come join ‘Love Is Still The Answer’ Snap & Win Photo Contest and you might stand a chance to win a pair VIP Tickets (worth RM698 each ticket).

All you have to do is upload a photo of what love means to you on social media and don’t forget to hashtag #LoveIsStillTheAnswerPhotoContest # JasonMrazLiveInMalaysia

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Jason Mraz Good Vibes Tour 2019 in Kuala Lumpur is presented by Great Eastern Life Malaysia in collaboration with Aco Media Sdn Bhd and The Rock Promotions.

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Eat Thai & Win A Trip to Thailand with Mr. Tuk Tuk

Monday, April 01, 2019



Eat Thai, Visit Thailand 2019 with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Mr Tuk Tuk Malaysia. This latest campaign marking a collaboration between tourism and restaurants in Malaysia started on March 20 and will end on April 30. 

I have always been a fan of Mr Tuk Tuk with their authentic and affordable Thai dishes which are also Halal certified. During this campaign, diners who spend more than RM50 per receipt at any of the eight Mr Tuk Tuk outlets will stand a chance to win one of the 20 prizes which includes  a FREE trip to Bangkok for two persons plus a 3 days 2 nights hotel stay,  five luggage, ten handbags and four Mr. Tuk Tuk dining vouchers.


Mr. Ahman Mad-Adam, Director of TAT, Kuala Lumpur office said: “Thai food is more than a cuisine, it is a lifelong passion. It is a love affair with deep roots in the country's culture and most importantly, in the family. We believe it is the same in Malaysia, where people love to eat and the food bond people together. Many Malaysian tourists travel to Thailand with the objective to taste Thai food. This year we have the new 2019 edition of MICHELIN Guide, which reaches to Phuket and Phang-nga. This proves that Thailand has a wide variety of food for everyone, from MICHELIN Star restaurants, street food, HALAL food to fine-dining and many more.

We had 4 million visitors from Malaysia in 2018, which was the highest in TAT-KL's record. We are grateful for all the support from Malaysians.  In 2019, we are working hard to promote Thailand in every possible way and to reach out to broader audience groups, such as the young travelers or the millennial, food lovers, high-end travelers, health enthusiasts, sport lovers, honeymoon couples and others.”



For this campaign, Mr Tuk Tuk has also launch 5 new dishes and a new drink which is does not fail to please your palates too.

Mr Tuk Tuk outlets:
  • Setia City Mall
  • Gamuda Walk
  • The Gardens
  • The Starling Mall
  • Sunway Pyramid
  • Sunway Velocity
  • Empire City
  • Nu Sentral
Hurry go try their new dishes and win yourself a trip to Bangkok too!

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Revealing True Beauty with Nature’s Bounty & Freeman Bare Foot

Sunday, March 24, 2019


I've always believed about Beauty from the Inside Out and what better way to pamper yourself than a nice foot spa session at home? Nature's Bounty and Freeman Bare Foot now encourages everyone to give themselves a beauty pampering time from the comfort of your home.

Recently, I received a Beauty Package which includes Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies and Freeman Bare Foot Scrub & Foot Lotion. I have been using these products for the past month so here's what I think about them. 


Let's start with taking care of our inner beauty. Nature's Bounty is not foreign name as I have covered their launch a few months back. The Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies in mixed berry flavor contains the necessary vitamins and minerals such as Zinc, Vitamin C and E, Biotin, Collagen etc to promote healthy hair, skin and nails. 


These remind me of my childhood gummies and it taste like them too. They taste sweet from the mixed berries and definitely one of the more appealing supplements. So far after nearly one month of consuming them (I try to take them on a daily basis), I do notice my nails are not as brittle as they seem which is a good thing. The only downside would be I find the gummies a tad too sweet for my liking though I am giving them the benefit of the doubt that it's 100% fruit extract.

Introductory Price: RM68 for 60 gummies (N/P: RM89.90)


Next up, we have some products from Freeman Beauty. A short introduction of the brand, Freeband Beauty was founded back in 1976 and they aim to product Nature Inspired, Vibrant, Fun & Quality beauty products. In the last few months, they launched their Bare Foot range in Watsons Malaysia which is their line of ultimate pampering home spa routine for perfectly prepped feet.

I don't know about you but I have to admit I do not pamper my feet enough. One reason is it can be a bit pricey for regular pedicure sessions and another reason would be not everyone has the time to go for a pedicure. Hence, Freeman Beauty Bare Foot ranges aims to provide a foot spa pampering session in the comfort of your home. 


They have collaborated with Posh Spa where you are able to try out the Freeman Bare Foot products with a complimentary Foot Spa session. I made an appointment and gave my feet some love that they deserve. Infused with fragrances like Peppermint & Plum, Lime & Coconut, Marula Oil & Cocoa Butter in their products, they are formulated to help cracked or dry feet and give you back baby soft feet. 

So here's how you can enjoy your own DIY Foot Spa session at home with Freeman Bare Foot range. Firstly, start with the Freeman Bare Foot Scrub (Peppermint & Plum). This helps to exfoliate calluses and rough heels while soothing and relaxing tired feet. 
Directions: Use two to three times/weekFreeman Bare Foot Scrub Peppermint & Plum Foot Lotion, 150ml @ RM22.90

After exfoliating, it's time to moisturize and hydrate your feet with the Freeman Bare Foot Soothing Foot Cream. This lavender and mint infused cream moisturizes legs and feet while softening dry skin on rough heels. 

Directions: Massage over leg and feet daily 
Freeman Bare Foot Cream Lavendar & Mint, 150ml @ RM22.90


If you have crack heels and need additional treatment, you can opt to get the Freeman Bare Foot Cracked Heel Foot Treatment. With neem oil, Shea butter and rosemary oil, it helps to replenish hydration and soften your skin.

Directions: Use two to three times a week 
Freeman Bare Foot Cracked Heel Foot Treatment, 150ml @ RM26.90


 

Overall, the Freeman Bare Foot range enables us busy workers to still enjoy a pampering session in the comfort of our home. Of course, if you're looking for someone to pamper you, head over to Posh Nails Spa and use their Freeman products.

For more details: 

FREEMAN

NATURE'S BOUNTY

POSH NAILS

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