Althea Beauty Box | All You Need In One Box

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Valentines is just another month away and I've got the best gift recommendation! Perfect for both females and males.
Last month during Christmas, I've gotten myself an Althea Beauty Box after seeing it trending on social media. Althea Beauty Box is a box curated by the Althea beauty lovers in wonder-Seoul-land. Each month, Althea will release 3 beauty boxes for fans to try. They're all full size items & the boxes are limited edition and limited in stock! The fun part is you can get wonderful goodies for a fraction of the price and you get to discover different Seoul brands, even those local Seoul indie brands!

I manage to snatch the Althea Black & Red Box (Sold Out Now!) which is their Holiday Makeup Box 2. This box only costs RM121.00 when the original price was RM533.00! That is a total discount of more than 70% and you can enjoy free shipping all the way from Korea.

There were 7 products in this box to complete a full look!

1. Secret Key Miracle Fit Contour (2 pcs)
A cream type contour stick in the shade Medium & Dark. I'm really happy to receive these two, my Etude House cream contour stick has hit pan and these arrived at the right time! They are really easily to apply and blend, it feels really light on the skin too! The colours are perfect to create different shadows for a natural nose and cheek bone contour.

2. Etude House Lovely Cookie Blusher in #6 Grapefruit Jelly
I have always wanted this blusher from Etude House, the packaging is to die for! This colour is really natural, a mixture of pink and a little coral, perfect for everyday use. I also enjoy the sponge that comes with it, really convenient for reapplying when I'm out & about.

3. CLIO Pro Layering Eye Palette in Smokey *favourite*
This palette is the best thing ever! I was never a fan of CLIO and I'm clearly one now. I totally ditched my Naked2 palette because this palette is so compact, light and has a good mixture of mattes & glitters. The shadows has good pigments, easy to blend and the price is so affordable! I'm bringing it with me to my Hokkaido travel.

4. Y.E.T ME7 Waterproof Colorful Liner in KingBlack
I have not heard about this brand prior to this beauty box. I was a little skeptical trying out brands that aren't famous but the color payoff blew me off when I first swatch it. This eyeliner is really pigmented and easy to use! The point tip is brush hair type and sharp for precise drawing, the best part is it is totally budge-proof!

5. WITCH'S POUCH Get It Easy Dual Brow Pencilcara in Natural Brown
It is a 2-in-1 multi dual eyebrow where it has eyebrow pencil and the other end has the browcara (mascara for brows) to set the brows. Good for travelling! I tried this brand once from Taiwan and I was so happy Althea now has them, their products are really affordable and awesome!

6. CHICA Y CHICO Matt Lip in Matahari
In this box, it also comes with a bright red liquid lipstick. It is supposed to be matte but I find it to be semi-matte instead, it doesn't dry fully matte. However, it has a mousy texture and glides on easily for application. It stays on the lips comfortably and one swipe is all you need!

I'm definitely going to buy another box next time! These products are really useful and there wasn't anything I'm not satisfied about! I advice you guys who are interested to follow their social media for the next launch date because most of the boxes are currently sold out.

Althea Kr

With love, 

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Disconnected No More

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Internet is definitely part of our every day lives and the only thing that stops us from constantly staying in touch is Data. I still remember the days where phone data was new and 1GB is all that we need, it was a blessing. Nowadays, who can survive with 1GB anymore?

I have a major problem, my monthly 5GB quota runs out 1 week before the renewal every month. I have wifi at home, but my room is so far back, it's like a black-hole. The connection is so bad, I ended up using most of my data.

You have used up 100% of your Internet Quota
How many of you have gotten this message before? It worries me everytime I receive a SMS from Digi before my renewal date, it is like the world is coming to an end. I end up paying more to buy the extra data I needed.

Recently, Digi came out with New Digi Postpaid plans that is better than ever! I have been a loyal Digi customer since 2004, I have never seen a promotion as crazy as this. With only RM110/month, I get to enjoy 25GB All Day + Free UNLIMITED 4G on the Weekends + Free Unlimited Calls to all network!

What will I do with that much data?

Share it with friends & family

With great amount of data, comes great responsibility! You can help out your family and friends with personal hotspot. I'm sure we all have that one friend who constantly runs out of their monthly quota. You can be a walking free wifi on weekends now!

Worried that you have too much data? You can rollover up to 3GB balance to the following month.

Watch videos all day!

Miss last night's episode of your favourite TVB drama? Binge on Lee Min Ho k-dramas? You can do all that on the go, anywhere anytime!

I don't even have to worry if my wifi gets disconnected anymore while watching my YouTube videos and Facebook videos. I can catch up with my favorite influences even while waiting in line!

No need for free wifi

There's no need to look around and ask the server the annoying "What's your wifi password?' anymore! Moreover, Digi's 4G loads even faster than wifi these days. No waiting time! problem!

For a person like me who travels to Bangkok often, I can now enjoy FREE roaming (5GB + 60 mins calls)! I can save up 399Baht to get a 5GB local sim card for 5 days, I can save the trouble of changing simcards and worry that I may misplaced it.

This privilege is enjoyable in Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Brunei!

Wait! There are more perks?

With this plan, you are also able to enjoy free 100GB Capture App and 60 days of free iflix! So stream movies to your heart's content, you can now enjoy your dramas on the go all day!

New Postpaid Plan: RM110/month
Total Internet Quota: 25GB All Day + UNLIMITED 4G Weekend
Unlimited Calls: To all networks
Internet Rollover: 3GB
FREE roaming in 5 countries(5GB + 60 mins) in Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Brunei.

For more information, visit Digi Website today!

With love, 

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Tsukijiya @ B.I.G, Publika

Friday, December 9, 2016

Unagi & Japan - two words that definitely catches my attention.
There was a post going around Facebook promoting a new Japanese place selling Grilled Premium Organic Unagi, raised and imported from Japan. As a big fan of Unagi, I had to try out this place!

I had a hard time looking for this place, but turns out it was situated where Shucked used to be, inside Ben's grocer. Shucked shifted a little forward to make way for Tsukijiya.

Upon from hearing the name - Tsukijiya, I had high hopes for this bento. Tsukiji is one of the world's largest fish markets, selling the freshest marine products. I visited this market last year and had one of the most life-changing meals.

They do sell a variety of pre-made affordable sushi rolls and also unagi for takeaway. They also have a small in-house menu for dine in. They only have a few tables available but you can sit at the tables nearby and order food from Ben's or Shucked.

Chicken Karaage | RM15

Super juicy and crispy, just how I like my fried chicken to be. It was really good and I definitely recommend ordering this to try!

Bara Chirashi Don | RM24
Comes with Miso Soup

Surprisingly I love this more than the Unagi Don, it is a mixture of chopped tamago, salmon, unagi, and tons of different sashimi. They were very generous with their topping and the rice is really soft, fluffy, so perfect!

I really love this don and will come back just to eat this.

Japanese Premium Unagi Don | RM128
Comes with Miso Soup

The main highlight of this visit, I didn't do much research about this place, I didn't know the price at all. I was shocked. RM128? It better be good right?

The Unagi was really meaty but too "fishy"(鲜味) for me. It was grilled perfectly, boneless and they were really generous with the amount of Unagi. However, I had better Unagi for cheaper price in KL. The price is too steep, so I won't be ordering this again.

People told me that once you have visited Japan, your taste of Japanese food will be much higher. Maybe I do have high standards, the food here is not at it's best. I'm very disappointed at their service though, maybe they are new, but we were the only table there and they took a very long time to serve these. Moreover, I'm happy to add this place to one of my favourite Japanese place in KL.

Disclaimer: Pictures were taken with iPhone 7 Plus, the lighting was low, so the pictures are kind of grainy. 

With love, 

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Light at the end of the tunnel

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
– Dale Carnegie

Today I would love to share to you guys about a story of an extraordinary girl - Nurul Ashikin a.k.a Shikin. Born with hearing impairment, She faced difficulty with her speech, thus affecting her ability to converse with people around her. However, her strong spirit along with her family’s determination proved that miracles do happen.

Shikin is the youngest in the family. At the young age of one, her mother noticed an abnormality in her development as a child as she remained silent, unlike the other children around her age. At the age of five, Shikin visited various specialists in hopes for an opportunity of a cochlear implant. However, they were discouraged as it was too late.

It was when Shikin met Dr. Arasa from Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur, things started to change for the better, they had a light of hope for her condition. He suggested applying for the Khazanah-IHH Healthcare Fund in view of their financial constraint and they succeeded in getting the aid!

Shikin underwent the operation in January 2015, it was a success and her first words were "Boleh dengar la mak!". She can now hear her cat’s purr and even her father’s LOUD sneeze. Her academic studies even improved tremendously, placing her No.2 in her class last semester. She is now more confident in socialising and making friends.

What is the Khazanah-IHH Healthcare Fund?

The Fund provides partial or fully sponsored medical treatment to needy patients in Malaysia, Singapore and Turkey. It was first launched in July 2012 and RM50 million Fund is disbursed over a span of five years until 2017. 70% of the Fund amounting to RM35 million has been allocated to help
patients in Malaysia and the remaining 30% - Singapore and Turkey. To date, it has extended it's help to some 1,000 people in Malaysia. Their aim is to "Restoring Health, Changing Lives".

For more information about the Khazanah-IHH Healthcare Fund, please visit

With love, 

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How to save your damaged, weak and bleached hair?

Thursday, October 20, 2016

I know, a lot of you have been wondering about this burning question. As a matter of fact, people have been asking me why my hair can maintain so strong, soft and healthy even with all the crazy colour changing, bleaching and styling. How is that even possible right?

Dry, damaged, coarse or fried hair?
It is unavoidable when you bleach, colour and style often.

I'm glad to share with you my latest experience at Number76, Publika (My first time there! I'm usually in Mid Valley) using the latest 360° Beautiful Hair - Global Milbon Salon Hair Treatment. Believe me when I say it's 360°, my hair literally went from the Sahara dessert to fabulous silky smooth water ride. The result was just too unbelievable!

I have been going to Number76 for almost a year now and I have always loved the Ultrasonic Treatment and the Milbon Hair Treatment for its amazing long lasting results. However, the new Global Milbon Salon Hair Treatment have totally brought the treatment game to a whole new level! Can you imagine if you combine the Global Milbon Salon Hair Treatment with Ultrasonic Treatment technology? That's even more effective.

Global Milbon Hair Care Collection

Smooth Collection - for fine, medium and coarse hair.
Fresh floral scent

Moisture Collection - dull, dry and porous hair.
Fruity aqueous scent

Repair Collection - severely damaged and over processed hair.
Warm sweet floral scent

Looking deeper than ever into Damaged hair, Milbon has finally produce a range of products specifically designed to repair never-before seen parts of the hair. This range of products are infused with the SSVR-Silk™ - a powerful, silk based complex which supersedes the hollows tubular gaps in our hair to improve the hair's overall intergrity; inside and outside.

My experience
The whole treatment was done while I was lying down at the hair wash area with a comfy blanket and an eye mask. The assistant even gave me a much needed head massage! It was done within 30 minutes and I was off for the blow drying and styling. My hair instantly felt so smooth, glossy and hydrated, the colour did faded a little but it become more pastel and vibrant! I was sincerely so impressed, I couldn't stop smiling, touching and flipping my own hair.

Can you see the result even after styling? It is not as dry as before!

Service: Global Milbon Hair Salon Treatment
Time taken: 3 steps(wash, repairs and seals) - 30 minutes for treatment.
Price: RM190, including wash & blow dry

Global Milbon Hair Salon Treatment and Hair Care Collections is available in all Number76 Hair Salon from 15 October 2016 onwards. You can do your booking online(here)!

Store Hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (Daily)
Branches: Publika, Bangsar, Starhill, Mid Valley, Singapore and Tokyo!

With love, 

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