Himalaya Salt Sports Candy Launch

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The creator of the Big Foot Candy, Nicko Jeep Manufacture Sdn Bhd has officially launched its Himalaya Salt Sports Candy, targeting at the sporty and outdoorsy.

Made with the natural Himalayan Salt, this new sports candy comes in really handy should your body need some extra sodium after an intense workout. It’s refreshing minty flavour is also ideal for anyone who needs a minty fresh breath after lunch or before a meeting or something refreshing on hot day. The extra cool sensation of the hard candy also soothes the throat at the same time.

Kenny Low, the Founder and Managing Director of Nicko Jeep Manufacture Sdn Bhd said the inspiration behind this sports candy came about during a hiking trip with his friends when he suffered bad cramps due to excessive sweating which causes a decrease in the concentration of sodium in the blood stream. This was when Kenny wished he had that candy creation (with sodium content) handy.

The key ingredient of the sports candy which is the natural Himalayan Salt, is believed to possess many health benefits. It contains over 80 natural traces of minerals such as Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium which are all found naturally in the body. Besides promoting the absorption of mineral and nutrients into the bloodstream, the Himalayan Salt is known for helping maintain hydration in the body. Kenny believes that the health benefits of the Himalayan Salt when combined with pure Lemon juice which is rich in vitamin C as well as the soothing benefits of mint would result in a concoction that greatly benefits the body especially after a strenuous sporting activity.

“The Himalaya Salt Sports Candy comes in a convenient packaging on the go. It must be emphasised that the sports candy is not a health supplement but rather a handy ‘pick me up’ when you need some extra healthy natural salt and glucose after a good workout,” said Kenny.

Alongside the launch of the Himalaya Salt Sports Candy, was the unveiling of the sports candy’s ambassador. Goh Liu Ying, who is the 2016 Olympics Badminton Mixed Doubles Silver Medallist was appointed the ambassador for the sports candy as she is an ideal role model for aspiring young sportsmen and sportswomen. She is also a fan of the candy and takes it whenever she is out training and have it with her during tournaments.

Not a fan of hard candies? The company also launched the Himalaya Pastilles Peppermint. The delightfully chewy, bite-sized pastilles that come in a convenient resealable packet that soothe the throat and freshen your breath with its strong cool mint flavour.

Both the Himalaya Salt Sports Candy (15g) and Himalaya Pastilles Peppermint (25g) are certified Halal and can be found in leading pharmacies, supermarkets and hypermarkets nationwide.


Samsung POWERstick PRO™: Bringing a World of Flexibility to Routine Chores

Monday, November 19, 2018

From pet fur on the living room carpet to flour on the kitchen counter, keeping a home spotless can be quite a task, especially if the busy individual has to juggle between work and house chores. This is where Samsung smart home appliances fill the void, simplifying the lives of homeowners through superior product performances that save time and effort.

The brand’s latest addition to the roster is the POWERstick PRO™, a cordless vacuum that provides expanded experiences in both cleaning time and everyday use, so whether it is the dust in the storeroom or the spilt detergent powder in the laundry room, cleaning has never been easier!

To show what the brand meant by smart and easy cleaning, Samsung Malaysia Electronics hosted
“Masak-masak with Samsung Smart Living” session to demonstrate the simplicity and flexibility of the POWERstick PRO™ in cleaning through any situation, even while cooking in the kitchen. We had the chance to have a hands-on cooking experience with MasterChef Malaysia 2012 finalist Abang Brian, while exploring the practical wonders of complementary Samsung kitchen appliances that make meal preparation easier, faster and delightful.

While waiting for the food to be ready, we took that time to test out Samsung's new POWERstick PRO™ which strives to be a true game-changer in cleaning technology. According to Jimmy Tan, Head of Consumer Electronics Business of Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME), Samsung continues striving to being convenience to Malaysians through their innovative appliances and help us embrace the concept of smart living even in typical household duties such as cleaning.

Strong Suction Power Paired with Brand New Brush and Battery

The POWERstick PRO™ is powered by Samsung’s digital inverter motor which spins at about 5000rpm, faster than a tornado 1 and guaranteeing thorough cleaning efficiency on all floor types. Up to 150W of suction 2 , it boasts industry-leading suction power * that captures both fine dust and large particles effectively. It also packs a powerful charge, running on a 32.4V lithium-ion removable power pack that offers up to 40 minutes of battery life 3 , enough to clean most homes.

Ergonomic Design for User Convenience

The POWERstick PRO™ is the product of Samsung’s extensive efforts to identify and design innovative solutions for common inconveniences that come with cleaning. Flex Handle feature folds up to 50° with a click of a button, thus allowing users to reach under low furniture with ease.

The POWERstick PRO™ further amplifies convenience with hassle-free maintenance and strong hygienic features, thanks to the EZClean Dustbin. The EZClean Dustbin empties with one quick pull of the lever so contents can be disposed with minimal effort, and the entire dustbin structure can also be detached and easily washed with water.

Additional Tools for the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

Lastly, the POWERstick PRO™ completes the ultimate cleaning solution with 4 additional tools. The
Turbo Action Brush gets tiny dirt or hair out of carpets, while the Mini Motorized Tool allows users to clean the dust and allergens on bed sheets, mattresses and fabric furniture effectively and hygienically. The Combination Tool enables users to pick up dirt on a wide range of surfaces from table tops to window frames, and the Extension Crevice Tool to clean narrow areas.

There are two optional tools that can be purchased from Samsung Service Center – the Flexible Tool and Soft Action brush. The Flexible Tool can bend at an angle to pick up dust in hard-to-reach places like the top of the refrigerator meanwhile the Soft Action Brush which covered in soft woven nylon can effectively remove dust while protecting the floors.

For more information about Samsung’s POWERstick PRO™, please visit https://www.samsung.com/my/vacuum-cleaners/vs8000ml-of-150w/
*Compared with other cordless vacuum cleaners.


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.

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.

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.

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)


Uncage Street Food with Tiger Beer

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Tiger Beer treated guests from the media with six innovative delicacies that challenge street food conventions, all prepared by its three Malaysian uncaged heroes. Tiger Beer, Malaysia’s No. 1 Beer 1, kickstarted its Uncage campaign earlier this month with the launch of its brand film featuring three Malaysian uncaged heroes. Im Cheah, Herukh Jethwani and Jun Chan shared their experiences of challenging street food conventions and the ways they overcame their fear to follow their dreams. Tiger Beer wanted to give media a sneak peek of what these uncaged heroes have in store for the upcoming Uncage Street Food Festival later this year and hosted an intimate get-together for guests to meet the inspiring Malaysian chefs.

Members of the media were treated to specially curated dishes over a couple of ice-cold Tiger beers at the exclusive preview. Im, Herukh and Jun prepared two exclusive dishes each for the event and shared their experiences on how they overcame societal pressures to pursue their dreams and find their tiger within. 

Im, a full-time ‘baconist’ prepared her famous bacon and sambal ikan bilis popcorn, as well as a pork bacon and gula Melaka (palm sugar) popcorn variation, and a dessert dish ‘Going Bananas Over Bacon’ that incorporates bacon ice cream and pisang goreng (banana fritters) topped with sticky-sweet rum gula Melaka caramel. 

Herukh, an adventurous chef who refuses to play it safe, prepared an innovative mini tandoori pork ribs tacos sautéed in crispy prawn chilli, garlic and curry leaves dish, and his famous Siew Yoke Briyani, for guests to enjoy. 

Jun, a chef with a passion for soul food prepared his exclusive ramen burger with Tiger Beer cheddar cheese sauce, and a dish called ‘Main Bola’, made from egg plant, minced brisket meatball, sweet potato gravy with a local touch of belacan sofrito, ayam kampong egg and salted egg crumble.

Tiger Beer then revealed the exciting surprise by announcing the dates for its Uncage Street Food Festival, which will be held on 1st and 2nd December. Fans will be able to enjoy the signature dishes by these uncaged heroes alongside a variety of street food delicacies by other local vendors such as myBurgerLab, The Porki Society, Ticklish Ribs & ‘Wiches, Pho King and Makirito, under one roof. Foodies are in for a treat, and can be part of this unique experience as these chefs challenge local street food conventions with their one-of-a-kind delicacies.

“Food plays such an important role in our everyday lives as Malaysians, especially street food. As the Uncage platform is about uncaging your passion, we wanted to share with Tiger Beer fans not only the stories of our heroes, but their creations. These innovative dishes are the end product of challenging culinary conventions of street food and following their dreams, and we hope that this will inspire Malaysians to awaken their courage through our platform,” said Pearly Lim, Marketing Manager of Tiger Beer Malaysia.

Through its Uncage campaign, the local brewer is addressing an important question, that is, ‘why are Malaysians so afraid to follow their dreams?’ With this at the core of the campaign, Tiger Beer hopes to inspire fans to follow their dreams, even if that means defying societal expectations. Courageous fans that wish to join in on the fun can do so through the online ‘Find Your Tiger’ quiz to discover which of the six tiger personalities they fit. Tiger Beer fans and foodies alike who want to be part of this Uncage campaign can also be on the look out for more information on Tiger Beer’s official platforms for more delicious updates on the upcoming Uncage Street Food Festival.

For more information on the Tiger Uncage campaign and to watch the campaign video, visit  www.facebook.com/tigerbeermy , or  www.tigerbeer.com.my . Fans who wish to participate in the ‘Find Your Tiger’ online quiz, can visit  https://bit.ly/2pL43Ug to get their personalised gift, which can be redeemed at the upcoming Uncage Street Food Festival in December.

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