Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Quick Hand Treatment


Hands are the most visible parts of you, but they also take a lot of abuse. You use them in everyday activity, and yet, they are the ultimate accessory. You must give them the same attention you give your face.- taken from

* Soften your hands even while you do the dishes. Add a little almond oil (about a teaspoon) to dishwater. The water will soften rought skin while the oil seals the moisture.

* Slough off dead skin cells with a solution made of sea salt lemon. Brush it into hands with an old toothbrush. Do this twice a week to soften hands and remove discoloration.

* Wash hands thoroughly with warm water, then, using a coarse washcloth, rub briskly. While skin is slightly damp, apply a mixture of one teaspoon honey and one teaspoon olive oil. Place hands in small plastic bags, then in a pair of cotton gloves for thirty minutes. The heat helps the treatment penetrate.

* Warm a cup of milk in the microwave for thirty seconds (or until warm, but comfortable to the touch). Soak your hands for five minutes to strengthen nails and hydrate skin. Not only is milk loaded with lactic acid, a natural alpha hydroxy acid that gently exfoliates dead skin, but its high calcium content will strengthen fragile nails.

Warning : Get into the habit of wearing rubber gloves when you do any cleaning around the house. The reason? Cleaning agents can be extremely harsh on both nails and hands. The nails when exposed to water, swell and then shrink back as they dry. This contributes to brittle nails.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

In the middle of NoWhere

After 3 years of not doing so, I've officially handed in my resignation letter to my current company yesterday. So much so that I am heavy hearted to leave, I can't help but actually smirk at a certain person when my letter was submitted. The fake "Oh, why? What happened? Why you want to leave?" was overcome by a more worried, "Oh, who is going to do my accounts now?" genuine expression and that was my payback for being a two face bitch person behind my back. It is definitely no longer my problem, but hers to deal with.


It is a weird sensation, really. Knowing that your service will soon be terminated and starting afresh quite soon after at a brand new place. The fact that you know when is your last day and when is your first day and not knowing what to expect after. I am a person who does not take risks (if there's a choice, unless I am absolutely sure that there's 100% no risk involve) and to be stuck in the middle of nowhere in my career life sort of have me disorientated. Like, what's next?

In those 3 years that I've worked to bring this company further, all my actions are of what was good for the company. Ways to improve and to generate revenue always linger in my thoughts and at the end of the day, I will be the one satisfied, knowing that I've actually done it. Well, there's always a fall back in every situation and the fall back of working in this company is that no one really cares if you've done a great job (well, of course except my boss) because all that matters is if you know how to clean the toilet, scrub the carpet, have hand towels in the pantry, tidy up people's mess and that if you can take constant humiliation and barking insults. 3 years and still standing, I pat myself on the back for a "great job done" and wish my next replacement a pretty huge luck.

I feel absolutely free now. I've no stress, nor worries. Well, except maybe worrying what will my next job be like. Will it be fun? Will I be able to cope? Will I excel in it? I tend to be very nervous outside my comfort zone and to get through that, I'll just have to pin a note in my head that "Everything is going to be great!". Start my first day on a positive note, and I'll have everything under control in no time!

I know, right now I have nothing much to blog about except my new found job but stay tuned because I will be attending the Celebration of Amazing Skin with Vaseline Party at Luna Bar this Saturday and I am sure it'll be an event to blog about.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Of quarter life crisis and a brighter future :D

I kid you not. I've been depressed for quite some time over the last few months. I was sort of going through quarter life crisis which didn't happen often among people my age. Most of my friends are still in and out of relationships, starting fresh in the working world, some still studying, travelling more than I am (out of Malaysia that is!), having the time of their lives clubbing and so much more while I feel like the old one who has been through so much in life although we are all of the same age or one or two years difference.

I didn't really know what was happening to me or why I felt like that. I have the best ever man in the world for the rest of my life. I have a job, a house, a car and I can't really ask for any more other than what I am blessed with in my life. I've build quite a successful online boutique over the past 3 years and I have friends and families who care tonz about me. I have such a supportive husband-to-be and we will have such a happy life together in the future. My condo unit is coming around in just 3 months and yet, I felt that a part of me was missing, wanting more, finding something to fill up that empty space (no, I'm not being emo here).

Initially, I figured out why I was so depressed. I wanted to travel and to be around the world. I want to explore and be adventurous. I want to go to places like Thailand, Australia, Singapore (yes, I have no passport that's why) and most of all, I want to go to Europe. I want to see caves, temples, quirky markets and exotic beaches. I want to be in a romantic place like Venice! Before I go on anymore, I want you to know that Travel & Living is one of my favourite channel on Astro. I want to experience the world with my own eyes with my own senses and not by feeling them through the tv from watching Bridget's Sexiest Beaches or Corwin's Quests. I want to taste different kinds of cultural food, feel the earth!

I know I sound like one of those people from the Travel & Living channel but I really do while I am still young. At 23, I have yet to step out of Malaysia and nothing is more depressing than that. Other people I know who are of my age have already been to places like Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, Venice, is quite sad just thinking about it.

Dreams will always be dreams (if you have no money)
Sometimes, dreams might come true (cheaper ones) but other times, they remain as it is.


So looking pass that, I was slowly recovering from my quarter life crisis because I hardly think about that anymore. It gets tired after a while and I focused on other aspects in my life that may result to the crisis I was experiencing. It was my job. I sort of have this really great vision of how my current company will be, say in a few years given but it was nowhere near what I imagined it could have been now. I've worked for my current company for over 3 years and I have put most of my sweat and tears trying to bring the company forward but I had minimal support. I was sincere and had extreme passion to grow with it, but it takes two to clap and I was the only one clapping. One thing I am proud of is a yearly publication that I managed to bring up. Creative wise and content wise compared to previous years and sales for the book has never been better!

Well, after 3 years I decided to leave. As much as I really want to stay, I couldn't waste another 3 years not knowing where this company might be. I am glad that it is in much better shape than when I first joined. With that, I know that I have contributed my share to the company for where it is now. I have learnt so much just working here, I'll miss the people and I'll miss having slow mornings most of the time. I'll miss the freedom, I'll miss knowing that everything I do, I do to make this place better. As much as I am sad to leave, I am happy and excited to begin my new found position at my future employer somewhere in November.

Wish me all the best as I will be needing it :D

Friday, September 17, 2010

Are You Moist Enough?

Women often suffer from a lack of moisture all over their body throughout their lives and are not aware of the extreme effects on their skin in the future if it's not well taken care of.

When I was 20, I used to disregard any moisturizing products - lotions, face creams, moisturizers, etc. because I thought that I did not need such help. I thought that these "little helpers" wouldn't be needed until I reach my 40th birthday or something. But as I soon found out, I was only kidding myself.

At 22, I began to spot signs of dehydration - my shoulders, elbows, palms, knees, and to my horror, my feet! It looked as if I had aged another 10 years because my skin started becoming flaky and was absolutely unpleasant to look at. Not to mention, when I was out scouting for basic make up tools, most of the promoters had to comment on how dry my face was! I knew I had to do something about it and get help instantly!

Truth to be told, it isn't easy finding a suitable range of skin care products to suit my skin. Fortunately I don't have over-sensitive skin but through constant changing of skin care products, what tired me the most was being disappointed over and over again. Most of the products I used previously were either too dry, too moist, or don't work at all! Once I'd washed them off after a nice bath, my skin turns flaky again and I constantly need to splat the products over and over again just to conceal them, instead of repairing them!

Well, all you girls should know that when you hit 20, you are on the fast lane to getting wrinkles, flaky skin and pigmentation. Do not disregard all the signs even if you are 20 or under 20; it is always best to start young while your skin has the ability to repair itself and absorb as much products you throw at it.

So, the whole title, "Am I moist enough?" will be answered by, "No, I am not moist enough and I know that no human will be 100% moist."

You can be 100% moist on the outside, all smooth and wrinkle free, but that has to be matched with lots of fluids inside your body, channeling all the dirty stuff out of your body. If you want to achieve that, you have to drink water every 10 minutes of your life and release all that dirt from inside your body every 10mins of your life as well which you cant really do because then, you wont be getting much sleep now would you.

Anyway, if you ask me this, "Are you moist enough, NOW?" then I've got a pretty good answer for you - yes, I am extremely moist now! In fact, I love feeling my skin because it is extremely soft! Here's why...

You see, a few months back, as I was prowling the aisles at Guardian (which I do sometimes), I came across Vaseline's new range of lotions! As you may or may not know, Vaseline is made from Petroleum Jelly and is extremely moisturizing for the skin. Before that, they only had the jelly which comes in various bottle sizes and I once bought that for my cracked lips and dead-wood dry skin beside my mouth. I applied it every time after I showered and all my problems went away within 2 days! Talk about instant results!

Initially, I had doubts with their range of lotions because I dislike sticky lotions. Countless tries of products and disappointments led me to paranoia of wasting my money on lotions which leaves that sticky feeling. However, considering that Vaseline had been around for ages, I gave it a try. I bought a bottle of Vaseline's Total Moisture for the body and it came with a freebie, which was Vaseline's hand & nail lotion. Until then, I didn't know there was such a thing as Nail Lotion! So all the better.


Well people, all I can say is Vaseline’s range of lotions actually solved my “moisture” problems. No, this is not an advertisement nor an advertorial for Vaseline (although now that I've re-read it, it does sound like one!), but it’s coming genuinely from me. After putting on the lotion, my skin is really, really smooth and it actually feels like I sponged it a little with water. Even after a bath, or days when I forget to apply the lotion, I have not seen one bit of flakiness on my skin, especially my problem area - my feet. I've used the lotion everyday now and there's no sticky feeling after application. All in all, I really love this lotion and I would also urge you to give it a try. I bought the big bottle with the pumper and I’m using a full pump for at least 1 whole leg. I bring the hand & nail lotion everywhere because it is so easy to just fit it in my bag. With no total regrets, I can very well say that Vaseline's lotion range is the perfect solution for dehydrated skin.


Now tell me, "Are You Moist Enough?"

The Review of Devil : The Night Chronicles


I attended a special screening of the recent released movie, Devil (1st of The Night Chronicles) at Cathay E@Curve two days ago courtesy of Hot Magazine.
I happened to come across their shout out post on Facebook and was one of their lucky first 4 commentors which won me a pair of movie passes.

"Devil (also known as The Night Chronicles: Devil) is a supernatural thriller based on a story by M. Night Shyamalan, written by Brian Nelson, and directed by John Erick Dowdle. The film was released on September 17, 2010, and is the first of The Night Chronicles trilogy,[1] which involves the supernatural within modern urban society.

Five strangers are trapped in an elevator in a Philadelphia office tower. After many strange and terrifying things happen to the group, they realize the Devil is amongst them in human form." - taken from Wikipedia

Truth to be told, I have never been a fan of M. Night Shyamalan's series of film. I've watched The Village, The Happening and both of them had very good story build up but sucky endings. The worst part for all movie viewers to go through is a bad ending, or an ending which never ends or an ending which made no sense at all and M. Night Shyamalan has done it all for me.

Watching Devil was good enough to put my hopes up again for M. Night Shyamalan movies because I actually enjoyed the whole show. Well, a bonus as well when my seat was directly in front of the screen just 4 rows from the front. Imagine feeling everything there was to offer while watching a movie in the cinema. Direct screen where my eyes could not even focus on all four corners all at once. Sound blasting at my ears from every corner of the room. Excellent seat I had, watching a thriller movie. The only problem was, I closed my eyes when I know the scary parts were coming. No, actually I peeked between my fingers so I still know what was going on so that I can blog about this movie. It is really worth blogging about.

What I love about this movie is the suspense! However timid I may be, I absolutely love watching horror movie. It's the thrill of accelerated heart beat + suspense that keeps me interested. Throw me any supernatural films at any time and I'll watch it. My favourite will still be Constantine. Nothing beats Keanu Reeve in his bad boy white shirt loose tie attire fighting the devil. Anyway, back to this movie. There was a saying that when the Devil plans to collect souls of the sin, he will group them up together in one place and torture them one by one and leave the last one to be tortured in front of his/her loved one. I had trouble pin pointing who was the Devil in disguise in the show and was pretty sure of who it was after that but was blown away when the Devil revealed itself. Absolutely brilliant!

What I didn't like about his movie was the fact that innocent people who were helping out need not die. There was also a saying that the Devil kills those who are in his way. I didn't like the look of the cop. OK that is irrelevant but seriously, the only cute guy was aka Ryan Phillipe lookalike! Other than that nobody else but yes, we are watching a movie created by a genius, not to watch the leng chais acting in it. Anyway, there wasn't much I didn't like about the movie.

What to expect? Alot of heart stopping suspense.

Give this movie a shot because I truly loved it. Enjoyed every minute of it and make sure that if you do watch this movie, pick the scariest seat in the cinema which is the front few rows. Guarantee to scare you to the max! Get your money's worth, I'd say!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cute to the max!


People, say hi to baby Kaye. She is freaking adorable and I want to bite her!