Over a month ago i had a Christmas shoot for Watsons Malaysia with two other bloggers, Jane and Nana. It felt a bit strange to pretend to experience Christmas so early on, but oh-so-fun!
It was so funny to smile and laugh, and conjure up all these facial expressions of opening great presents! I was making up all this fake conversation when i had to pose next to Nana, and saying things to her like, “Hey Nana!!!! Look what i got you! Don’t you like it!?!?”
Nana’s holding this exclusive Christmas gift box with sticker, which Watsons customers can get when they purchase RM80 and above.*
We shot a lot of pictures… but i haven’t seen most of them yet, save for this huge one that appeared on the front page of The Sun last week for an ad for Watsons!
Look Mom! I made it on the front cover of a newspaper! And it’s not for something embarrassing… XD
Oh and i made it in the back inlet of the paper too! Along with Watsons products on promotion that we love…
This Christmas, Watsons is about ‘Gifts We Love’ because you can get fabulous gifts for yourself as well as your loved ones.
I love getting functional presents nowadays… cos it saves you money from buying it yourself, plus sometimes friends introduce you to new products you never knew you needed in life.
Especially if it’s to do with health, all the better! I’ve been on this journey to being healthier this entire year, and discovered so so many tips on things i need to consume to age on the inside as best as possible.
One thing i’ve started taking and telling everyone about… is digestive enzymes! (i learnt about it from Dhanya then researched lots bout it.) They help break down whatever food you consume so your body absorbs all the nutrients from it, and it’s also a boost when you’re having stomach problems or feeling ill. Sarah was having a tummy ache the other day and i gave her two plant-based enzymes and she texted me asking what exactly it was cos she felt so much better after!
Another thing that i started consciously including into my consumption is fibre. I never thought much about it before, but when my doctor told me i need to start increasing my protein and fibre intake, i googled for foods and fibre products to buy.
You can buy enzymes and fibre products in Watsons as presents (i know they may sound like boring presents but nowadays, everyone buys all the fun stuff for themselves anyway, and health is something that you will never pay enough for!). Plus, i think it shows your family and friends that you really care about them if you gift them with presents that will make them healthier and live longer!
If you’re unsure as to what products to buy, you can always shoot questions at the health experts and pharmacists in Watsons for all the info you need.
Other things from Watsons that would make great presents are bath and body products (cos everyone loves being pampered), make up (cos we can never have enough), Avene Thermale Spring Water (great for travels on the beach/in plane!), car phone chargers, colourful gym bags, and even Minion collectible figurines.
Watsons is reallyyyy into Christmas, they even had a flash mob at the entrance of Pavilion KL. Wait, what am i saying, WHO is not really into Christmas!? I AM LOVING hearing all the Christmas carols, and massive festive decorations in all the malls! (i was practically screaming in delight in BSC last week :p)
The flash mob at Pavilion was super happy… just watch it to FEEL some Christmas love!
Watsons decided to surprise shoppers with colourful elves, reindeer, Santa’s helpers and a jolly Santa!
Watsons is having all these promotions right now, but they’re only valid during the festive season*:
- Christmas Sale is happening in all Watsons stores: Get 2nd item @ 50% discount on selected products.
- Take home a funky power bank (worth RM49.90) for FREE, with purchases worth RM150 (members) and RM200 (non-members).
- Take pictures in the Watsons photobooth, meet Watsons santa & santarinas (selected stores on weekends) and get freebies!
- Get a Watsons 2014 calendar with purchase of RM80 and above (for VIP Members Only).
Check out Watsons Malaysia Facebook and stand a chance to win weekly prizes from Watsons just by taking a selfie and hashtag #watsonsmalaysia
Also, don’t forget to pick up the new November/December 2013 issue of Glow Magazine that’s hot off the press and making a comeback in time for the holidays.
For more info on FB contest and store activities: www.facebook.com/watsonsmalaysia
* Promo period: 21 Nov – 25 Dec (WM), 28 Nov 2013 – 1 Jan 2014 (EM).
I love taking personality tests cos you get to know things about yourself you never knew, through seemingly innocent questions. A valuable one i took before is called Wealth Dynamics, which tells you what kind of person and role you are in a business/project, and opens your eyes to the missing pieces of the jigsaw you have to find to complete the puzzle.
There are more fun ones too, like this personality test i filled out recently:
A common question is my favourite colour picked from a palette. I’d like to say yellow (cos it’s such a happy colour and my lucky colour for my animal year in 2013), but if i was being really honest, i’m obviously very much into red.
I’ve had red hair numerous times, love wearing red lipstick, i even have red eyeshadow, and i have heaps of red clothes and accessories (ok fine, i have heaps of clothes and accessories full stop).
Another question i got is what attracts my attention most in a picture provided.
I immediately clicked the answer for the tree.
I am super distracted by trees and leaves and stones all the time! I remember once i was driving down the Penchala Link when a big beautiful leaf came floating and swirling about in the middle of the road. I stared it thinking WHAT A BIG BEAUTIFUL LEAF! AWWWW… and next thing you know, i took the wrong lane and ended up having to take a 20-minute detour -_-
If you’re wondering what test i took, it’s called The Bloom In You. You find out what kind of flower you are, which is then related to a pretty decent description of everything you may or may not know about yourself. I’m not gonna tell you what i got XD Guess you could try it out yourself to find out!
It’s not just about finding out subconscious characteristics about myself, but i get a little happy keepsake in theme with my bloom/personality too! These are limited edition tins that feature individual blooms/personalities, are made by Libresse and designed by local female artists.
I think it’s so awesome how more local female artists + illustrators + designers are getting the recognition they deserve! I am inspired by following some of them on social media – like Nini Marini, @RedHongYi, and Hsulynn.
I googled up the artists who designed the limited edition Libresse tins and discovered one i really like cos her motto is “Happy Drawings for Happy People.” Sounds like me!
by Eng Gee Fan in Perlis AKA @minifanfan.
The piece above was exhibited in LA. See more of her work *here*
I’m excited to see what Gee Fan has come up with for the limited edition tins… i might just get what she’s done cos i like her art! Other local female artists’ work on the tins include Chan Wei Ling (who’s designed the Romantic Rose, and the Independent Calla Lily) and Wong Soo Fun (the Artistic Violet, and the Playful Tulip).
There are 5 different designs created thanks to a collaboration between Libresse and the local female designers, anyone can get these limited edition Libresse thematic tin cases (which holds a pack of Libresse Slim Pantyliners 32s) if you’re quick as they are only available while stocks last!
First and foremost tho, you gotta find out what bloom personality you are… Take The Bloom In You test *here*
If you’re looking for a day out this weekend, there’s a carnival kicking off in Bangi! Come and support our local music artists Yuna, Elecoldxhot and Nicole Lai, who will be performing. Best part is, there will even be shuttle bus services available from certain locations!
Time: 10am to 11pm
Date: Saturday 30th Nov 2013
The carnival is held in conjunction with Mah Sing Group’s Southville City Show Village & Sales Gallery, and the daily funfair will be from 5pm – 12 midnight for the next 2 months. The fair will feature rides like Bumper Cars and Haunted House!
Check out the FB event page *here*
DJ Fuzz, DJ Victor G, DJ Goldfish, DJ Blink… these are all names many partygoers in KL are familiar with thanks to the annual Pioneer Digital DJ Battle, which is back for its 11th year running! (It is undoubtedly the most anticipated music and DJ talent discovery event in Malaysia.)
The competition was actually started in Orlando, Florida by a group of party-crazy and audio-savvy Pioneer ProDJ execs; and soon exploded into becoming an international global event with its own Asian DJ Battle.
Today, the event is one of Malaysia’s biggest DJ competitions and continues to attract a large following of seasoned audiophiles, aspiring DJs, clubbers and party-goers. It has become a prominent stage in uncovering new DJ talent, as well as encouraging Malaysian talent into achieving recognition in the local and international DJ scene.
2012 Pioneer DJ Battle Champion Ben Cracko.
I blogged about last year’s finale event *HERE*
The crowd at last year’s DJ Battle
This year, the battle will take place at Zouk Club Kuala Lumpur on 6th December and promises a thrilling display of raw talent, flair and showmanship.
Celebrity judges consist of DJ Victor G, DJ Eugene, DJ Anowl and DJ ET, alongside Mr Raymond Lee, General Manager of Pioneer Malaysia.
On 6th Dec, only the top 5 finalists will be selected to enter the Grand Final. Each finalist gets 20 minutes to showcase their talents and be judged based on creativity in using Pioneer equipment, song selections, mixing & scratching skills, techniques, audience response and overall showmanship.
It’s gonna be an interesting competition going down this December cos last year’s Digital DJ Battle Champion, Ben Cracko, will be defending his title in hopes of qualifying to represent Malaysia for the Pioneer Digital DJ Battle Asian Championship in 2014.
Fans, guests and clubbers who attend can expect additional great prizes and giveaways from Pioneer and participating sponsors. Get your free guest pass from www.pioneer.my.
This event is jointly organised by Pioneer and participating sponsors JUICE (Official Magazine), PUMA (Official Apparel), ICE-WATCH (Official Timepiece), GATSBY (Official Body Care), 8TV (Official TV Station) and Heineken.
The Top 3 Winners will spin their way to win great prizes totalling RM35,000 and more;
including a range of the latest Pioneer DJ equipment models:
Champion: 2 x CDJ Player (CDJ-2000NEXUS), 1 x DJ Mixer (DJM-2000NEXUS) and RM2,000 Cash Prize
1st Runner-up: 1 x DJ Mixer (DJM-900SRT)
2nd Runner-up: 1 x Remix Station (RMX-1000 Remix Station)
With a much larger crowd turnout anticipated, this promises to be the biggest and best Pioneer Digital DJ Battle yet.
I was invited to get a makeover at a hair salon i’ve spotted but never ventured in to before! Thanks to Jessica from CENTRO who graced me stories of her daughter and personal history over lunch
CENTRO is known as a Luxury Hair Salon with beautiful classy salons in three locations – two in KLCC, and one in Gardens.
They’re known to have won a handful of awards, with this year alone sweeping titles from Malaysian Women’s Weekly (Best Hairstyle Makeover, Best Wash & Blow-dry, Most Innovative Hair Loss Treatment, Most Luxurious Hair Treatment), Cleo mag (Pink Star Award – Best Hair Service), and Jessica Magazine (Most Wanted Hair Salon).
This may not be surprising seeing CENTRO prides themselves on incredible cuts, gorgeous colour, superb service and uncompromising standards in hairdressing.
CENTRO’s team of specialists and highly-trained staff are led by Creative Director, Kevin Woo, who’s also the recipient of the L’Oreal Color Trophy 2006 and appointed L’Oreal Artistic Ambassador from 2008 to 2013.
It’s a large salon in Gardens, and one area is buzzing with activity, whereas an adjoining space was almost empty – where i gladly sat!
They make it easy to park yourself there all day, what with the provision of hot tea, individual plug points to charge phones and laptops, a ton of magazine titles in different languages and topics, and even lunch! XD
I had a consultation with Kevin before we started, and i told him he could pretty much do anything to it except dye it a colour i’ve already had (which is a lot… i’m so bored of red, purple, brown, pink, blonde and all its variations).
I think i look pretty serene while having my hair washed XD
Kevin is the founder of CENTRO Hair Salon and highly sought after by the who’s who of society for his signature precision cuts.
The machines are so technologically-advanced nowadays that some of them look worthy of beaming me to another plane of existence.
I love my new silver white streak against a brownish black! Never had silver hair before… but this worked out real well and i’ve been getting a lot of compliments from everyone i’ve bumped into the past two weeks cos it’s so different from what i’ve already had.
Also received some stupid nicknames from Clem. Out of nowhere he’d say, “So Gizmo, what do you want to eat?” (i.e. Gizmo from the Gremlins). He also called me Cruella (101 Dalmations) when i was being mean to him. Mwahaha.
I got this whatsapp from Amy which made me laugh out loud…
Fashion blogger Kittie Yiyi, and DJ & host Patricia K were also invited to CENTRO for a makeover:
Kittie got some crazy awesome silver-blue waves! View Kittie’s IG post *here*
Patty got a fringe for the first time in YEARS according to her! View Patricia’s IG post *here*
CENTRO likes to tailor different looks according to one’s unique personality, and how it can accentuate their bone structure. They believe in classy hairstyles that lets you move easily from day to night!
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CENTRO HAIR SALON
FF227 4th Floor The Gardens Mall
Mid Valley City Lingkaran Syed Putra
58200 Kuala Lumpur
(T) +6 03 2287 7330
CENTRO HAIR SALON
Lot 401M Fourth Floor Suria KLCC
Kuala Lumpur City Center
50088 Kuala Lumpur
(T) +6 03 2161 6330
Lot 401D 4th Floor Suria KLCC
Kuala Lumpur City Center
50088 Kuala Lumpur
(T) +6 03 2162 3330
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In collaboration with KinkyBlueFairy, CENTRO will be giving away 2X FREE MAKEOVERS to two lucky readers! The makeover will include cut + dye + treatment + hair products - worth RM1,000 per winner!
1) FOLLOW @CentroHairSalon on Instagram or LIKE facebook.com/centrohairsalon.my
2) Take a picture of yourself (with your current hairstyle)
3) Post it on Instagram/FB/Twitter/blog and say “I want a makeover from CENTRO!” (You can say more if you like haha)
4) Remember to hashtag #CentroHairSalon and @CentroHairSalon
5) Email a printscreen of your update to email@example.com with the title “CENTRO”
Deadline: 30th November 2013
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///// WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT /////
Congrats to Frauline Goh and Vivien Sam for winning makeovers worth RM1000 each!
Thanks for entering everyone… it was a tough choice for the Centro owner
I thought i was early at the Levi’s® Revel Roadshow one Saturday cos i got asked to go at 12 noon… and i went at 11:30am but i heard some readers were there promptly at 11am..! I’m so sorry i wasn’t there then Eek!
Steph came along with me and we had a nice girlie Saturday out <3
She went on to one of the many laptops Levi’s had to register herself, enter the contest and play the Levi’s® Revel in Revel game.
I didn’t even ask her to do it… she memang loves her denim.
Oh and she got pulled by the prizes for Levi’s® Revel in Revel… they’re all Revel Retreat holidays to Tokyo, Seoul and Bali & other great prizes for your best friends and you.
Kar Mun from Levi’s® Brand layaning.
Me layaning. Haha.
I love my Levi’s Revel! It feels like i’m wearing leggings except it’s denim.
Read my previous post about the best jeans i’ve ever worn *here*
Everytime people ask me what’s so special about Levi’s Revel, i immediately blurt “Liquid Shaping Technology”. It’s embedded in my memory now :p
I went to try the 360° picture booth, it’s so much faster than i imagined.
I put the results of the 360-pix on Instavid *here*
Turned around and saw Steph getting measured, she figured she might as well redeem as many points as she could at the roadshow!
Awww Stephy you’re so cute!!! *schmushes cheeks*
Fahmi & Myra! Myra’s the editor for new online portal for chic mums – MakChic!
The Levi’s® Revel Roadshow is making its last stop:
13 – 17 Nov @ City Square, Johor Baru, Johor
I hope my Johor friends go check it out… i miss you all!!!
All info available on http://bit.ly/MYLevisRevel
For more Revel-related updates,
LIKE Levi’s® official Facebook page facebook.com/LEVIS
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