Apr 16, 2017

Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer Review


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While attending the Veet Sensitive Touch workshop previously, I also had the opportunity to test out the product thanks to Veet Malaysia! After trying it out for a few weeks, below is my verdict on this product!

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Upon unboxing, the items found in the package are:
  • Gadget body
  • AA battery
  • 6mm & 16mm trimming head
  • 20mm trimming head
  • Styler Cap
  • 2mm & 4mm comb attachment
  • Comb attachment for 20mm
  • Cleaning Brush (This reminds me of the computer keyboard brush..haha)
  • Beauty Pouch
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According to Veet, the 6mm & 16mm blade is suitable for eyebrow trimming & shaping. The comb attachment is to trim the eyebrows to a more uniformed length, while just using the blade only will help to trim unwanted hairs and also shape the eyebrows accordingly.

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Based on the TVC that Veet shown, it seemed very effortless and easy to be used. However it was not the case for me. The comb attachment helped to trim my eyebrows which was convenient, but the shaping part was tricky. The blade couldn't reach certain part of the brows and it wasn't a clean trim as I still could see the leftover stubs since my brows are quite thick.

I didn't want to risk on overdoing it as I have already accidentally trimmed off a quarter of my top brow previously :( You will need time and patience to achieve a good trim & shape which wasn't really what the ad has shown. Especially when I am rushing for time, it will be quite stressful to use this on my brows. But, it is alright if it is just a few strays and I can get it off quickly.

I would consider my skin to be sensitive as I did waxing on my eyebrows before and the redness literally stayed on for almost half the day! With Veet Sensitive Touch, I can be worry-free about this thing happening. I still prefer threading as it gives a clean shape and also removes my stray eyebrow hairs effectively without the need of constantly trimming it. I noticed that with the trim, my eyebrow hair grows quicker as compared to threading as it is removed from the root.

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Suitable for bikini line trimming and shaping, I prefer to use it with the comb attachment as it is a sensitive area. So far the trim is good but I can't comment for shaping wise as I have been busy with work and no chance to go for a swim yet!

As the trimming heads can be cleansed with water, I can also use it at other body areas such as the armpit and upper lip. I don't like to thread the upper lip as my skin is sensitive and prone to breakout after threading at the area. With Veet Sensitive Touch, I do not have that issue anymore :)

When I am too busy to go for waxing, I like to use the trimmer for my underarms for a quick-fix. Although the product is not meant for my hairy legs, I also use it occasionally especially when I am rushing out and can see a few obvious leg hair around..haha.

Final thoughts
As a trimmer I find it very convenient to be used on the go. However, for eyebrow shaping I still prefer threading as it gives a cleaner look.

Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer retails at RM 119 at major pharmacies nationwide.

Apr 10, 2017

Paddle Pop Young Builders Award 2017


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Moving towards its fifth year, the Paddle Pop Young Builders Award was launched with “Unity for a Greener Future” as its theme. It is an annual national competition targeted at primary school children, that promotes environmental awareness as kids design and build creative structures made from used and recyclable materials.

The Paddle Pop Young Builders Award 2017 is a platform to educate primary school kids on the various materials that can be reused, repurposed and recycled in fun and innovative ways. This year, the participants’ design must exhibit how the chosen structure is enhanced with local elements that promote unity within a school environment while promoting the message on the importance of a greener future.

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Shiv Sahgal, Marketing Director, Foods & Refreshment, Unilever (Malaysia) Holdings Sdn Bhd. emphasizing on the importance of recycling that should be nurtured from an early age at the launch of Young Builders Award 2017

According to Mr Shiv Sahgal, Marketing Director, Foods and Refreshment, Unilever (Malaysia) Holdings Sdn Bhd, “The Paddle Pop Young Builders Award challenges young minds in the hopes of unleashing their creativity to bring a new lease of life to materials that would otherwise be thrown away thoughtlessly. We hope that this year’s theme where participants have to build a robot with everyday waste materials where the robot’s purpose is to monitor and keep the school environment green in a fun and innovative way. This will help drive the message of a greener future that goes beyond just the immediate participants but to the whole school as well.”

Last year, a record-breaking number of 1009 entries were received from schools across Malaysia, which was an increase of 400% as compared to the year before.

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Puan Elliza Hashim, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Art & Design Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Shah Alam explaining on the robot structure that was built using recyclable material by her team that indicates the theme for this year’s Young Builders Award.

At the launch event, a life-size robot designed and created by the Art and Design faculty of UiTM team was unveiled to highlight Paddle Pop Young Builders Award 2017’s theme and be an inspiration to interested participants. The structure which was led by Senior Lecturer, Elliza Hashim described that the robot comprises of various used materials of plastics, paper based boards and some discarded fabrics. The robot, named Tuah, is meant to be stationed in schools to monitor the recycling habits of kids. It has a set of multi-terrain wheels which portray a very hardworking robot on a mission to scavenge waste materials and ensure that it is properly recycled. It has almost human-like arm function to pick up things and work productively. Tuah also has a set of gadgets like a blaster gun to recycle waste items brought to him by kids wanting to recycle. He will then reward the kids with Paddle Pop ice cream. Tuah is dedicated to help schools contribute to a greener future.

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[From L - R] Shawn Tan, Category Head of Wall’s Ice Cream, Unilever (Malaysia) Holdings Sdn Bhd., Shiv Sahgal, Marketing Director, Foods & Refreshment, Unilever (Malaysia) Holdings Sdn Bhd., Dato’ P.Kamalanathan, Deputy Education Minister I, Ministry of Education, Puan Rozainum binti Ahmad, Director of Co-Curicular & Arts Division and Paddle Pop Lion launching the new theme for Paddle Pop Young Builders Award 2017: Unity for a Greener Future.

The Paddle Pop Young Builders Award 2017 seeks to find the most creatively crafted life-size robot structure fully made from used and recyclable materials that also represents local elements of Malaysia and the participant’s respective states in conjunction with the country’s 60th National Day.

The award is open to all national primary schools for kids in Standard 4 to 6. Schools can submit as many sketches of the robot they would like to build with the national and state’s identity in the design concept by 23 June 2017 to yba@paddlepop.com.my. The sketch must incorporate how the materials will be used. The top 20 designs will be chosen to build their life-size robot at a 3Day/2Night all-expense paid finale to be held in August at a venue to be determined at a later date.

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Dato’ P.Kamalanathan, Deputy Education Minister I, Ministry of Education at National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur cheering with the students of SK SERI HARTAMAS during the launch of Paddle Pop Young Builders Award 2017.

For more information or to download the contest form, teachers, kids and parents are encouraged to visit www.paddlepop.com.my.

Mar 26, 2017

Veet Sensitive Touch Workshop @ Talent Lounge


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What comes to mind when you think about Veet? For me, it will be their hair removal products, mainly the hair removal creams and wax strips. When I heard Veet was launching something new, I was excited to see what it was, as I love using their products especially the hair removal cream!

"Research has shown that unfortunately the market does not cater to method that treats each sensitive area with precision, gentleness and convenience it needs. Hence, women seems to need a whole armory of tools like razors, tweezers, and so on to tame those tricky terrains," said Tiffany Tang, Marketing Director of RB Malaysia and Singapore in her speech during the launch.

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Veet Sensitive Touch - a new beauty gadget that makes hair trimming a breeze was rolled out to cater to hair removal and trimming for sensitive body parts that demand skill and care. Bikini lines, eyebrows and underams are delicate areas that requires gentle yet precise trimming, which existing tools like razors and tweezers cannot fully provide.

No bigger than an electronic toothbrush, Veet Sensitive Touch can be carried in a handbag and comes to the rescue in any hairy situations throughout the day.

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"Your eyebrows speak before you do. You can convey boldness and confidence with squared off brow, or arch it differently to show free spirits. Many women have told me that they don't know how to do it properly and are afraid of messing it up. This is why I love Veet Sensitive Touch; it is suitable for all brow types and skill level" said celebrity makeup artist Stevensunny, where maintaining a well-shaped brow is just as important in a woman's beauty regime as skincare.

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Stevensunny demonstrated the ease of using the Veet Sensitive Touch to create arches and angles during the workshop for differnt looks such as rocker chic, korean style and bohemian.

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Malaysia Supermodel and Actress Amber Chia, who also graced the event, shared her beauty tips said that Veet Sensitive Touch saves her from the discomfort of traditional eyebrow shaping methods, which is also less time-consuming due to her busy schedule. She carries the gadget with her in her handbag nowadays!

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Each Veet Sensitive Touch comes with one beauty styler, one two-sided precision head for optimal eyebrow shaping, one bikini trimming head, two comb attachments, one styler cap, one cleaning brush and one beauty pouch.

The device runs on an AA battery, which is included in the packaging. Veet Sensitive Touch retails at RM119 at major pharmacies nationwide and online retailers.

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For more details about Veet Sensitive Touch, visit their website at
www.veet.com.my/en/products/electric-trimmer/sensitive-touch/sensitive-touch-beauty-trimmer/

Jan 25, 2017

KOSÉ Lip Gel Magic


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Lipsticks are a tricky thing especially with staining and most of the time the colour fades off after a while, which I have to reapply constantly. Imagine staining the coffee cup, wine glass and sometimes the lipstick even transfers to the food!

What is KOSÉ Lip Gel Magic?

  • A unique Colour Migration Prevention Ingredient (fluorine coating powder) creates a gel film over the surface of your lips, thoroughly coating the lipstick to prevent it from migrating onto other surfaces.
  • The Super Lasting Ingredient latches onto the lipstick colour and holds it in place...that means no smudging!
  • Moisturizing Ingredients like Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid keep the kips soft.

I personally do not use matte lipsticks or any sort of liquid lipsticks even though the colour is longer lasting as it makes my lips super sensitive where it drys out within minutes and cracks within the hour even though I applied lip balm prior to that. Obviously those do not work for me which is why KOSÉ Lip Gel Magic was super handy! I have been using it for a while now and I love that it is fragrance free. The semi-opaque coating gel does not change the colour of the lipstick, but makes it slightly more vibrant and leaves a slight glossy sheen to it.

I feel that it does not fully work when eating a full course meal especially when the food that has high content of oil, the lip colour will fade away eventually. Understandably, it is because this product is meant for light meals. So once you have a full meal, you will have to reapply your lipstick and the KOSÉ Lip Gel Magic before proceeding with the rest of your day :)

The KOSÉ Lip Gel Magic has proven to be useful during tea time, coffee sessions or meetings where the lip colour would not transfer onto the rim of the cup! Since Chinese New Year is around the corner, I would definitely be using more often this since there are house visitations to be done and not forgetting feasting onto the delicious CNY cookies! I won't have to worry about my lip colour fading off that quickly!

Tips:

  • Do not rub your lips together after applying the KOSÉ Lip Gel Magic as it will cause the colour to crease. Allow sufficient drying time.
  • Try not to touch your lips or rub your lips together through out the day as well as friction will cause fading.
  • For maximum transfer-proof results, use together with KOSÉ lipsticks. Other formulas (such as lipstick rouge) may not produce the best outcome.
Note:
  • Shake the product well first before usage as the gel dispensed must be semi-transparent. You cannot just open the tube and squeeze out without shaking.
  • When applying the KOSÉ Lip Gel Magic, makes sure to spread evenly to the corners of the mouth and the inner areas of the lips too! Some lipstick might get transferred onto you fingers during this application so remember to wipe your finger!
For more information, visit KOSÉ Malaysia

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