Every year I wait for the Christmas collection from Shu Uemura. Why? because every year end they never fail to impress me with the fashion and artist collaborations that will make it a must have on my Christmas gift shopping wish list. The best part besides the innovative and creative collections are that it's LIMITED EDITION. Which is why every year I have to buy them first before it gets sold out. So the big question - which artist/designer Shu Uemura collaborates with this year? None other than the legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld!. Continue reading girls, because in this post it's filled with what's coming in November to all Shu Uemura boutiques!
“Creating something that is universally beautiful. That is art.” -Mr. Shu Uemura
shu eumura x karl lagerfeld
This is "mon shu girl", inspired by shu uemura products, Japanese traditional culture and contemporary art, Karl Lagerfeld created “mon shu girl”. It's an exquisite collection with a surprisingly unique edge. Merging the worlds of shu uemura and Karl Lagerfeld, “mon shu girl” is an adorable new icon outfitted in the designer’s symbolic white shirt and black tie.
mon shu girl story
Sketched by Karl Lagerfeld’s own hand using shu uemura products, “mon shu uemura” means ‘my darling shu uemura’. The entire collection is a touching homage to shu uemura with the color selection and package design entirely directed by Karl Lagerfeld who also photographed the visual campaign. The delightful “mon shu girl” collection is a celebration of Japanese pop and European chic.
shu uemura x karl holiday 2012
The Story: Once upon a time, while the town was being decorated for Christmas with ornaments a small miracle took place in the atelier of Karl Lagerfeld’s castle.“mon shu girl” escaped from his sketchbook - a “dessin” come to life! Spreading colorful times and holiday sparkle to girls around the world, mon shu girl dons Karl Lagerfeld’s iconic look and awakens the sleeping beauty that lies deep within. This holiday season, Shu Uemura and Karl Lagerfeld send a miracle of color and beauty that is a gift for every girl.
shu uemura’s iconic false eyelash go artistic & extravagant
get ready to grab some attention this Christmas
Of course you all know I'm a big fan of false eyelashes and Shu Uemura happens to be my no.1 place where I get them. I will go in for the kill first on this, the false eyelashes for this collection is red and black key colors (shu uemura's iconic brand colors). It's sure going to catch on the Christmas Party spirit, adding a flutter of flamboyance and drawing everyone's attention. The prices this time seems to be slightly more expensive than normal.
Karl for shu premium eyelashes – RM260
karl for shu mini eyelashes – RM100
Striking premium edition tailor-made false eyelashes decorated with small red crystals on black and white fabric are the perfect gift. Each exquisite hand-made pair takes hours to create. Mini natural false eyelashes that add a festive charm to eyes. A mix of silver sequins and beautiful black hair with a red accent add a holiday spirit.
Shine for the holidays with pure coloration from shu. From iconic red to cute coquettish pale tones, tint your lips with rich moisture and long lasting comfort. A stylish black box outfits the lipstick package that features the cute mon shu girl character.
mon shu red The vivid red of this collection key color will inspire a kiss under the mistletoe.
luxe burgundy Elegance reigns on holiday nights with this deep, dark burgundy shade.
celebrity beige This rich neutral beige is an attention getter- nude never looked so glamorous!
parisienne pink This highly pigmented pale pink will make you pretty as a chic parisienne.
Another favorite must buy are the limited edition brush collection. Compact size silver brush case that features the SUKL logo and mon shu girl illustration. The smart black interior with graphic accents includes a multi use pocket and 4 silver handle brushes- one goat hair cheek brush, two eye shadow brushes in nylon and sable, one lip/eyeliner brush-all made in Japan.
Shu uemura’s best beloved cleansing oil formula gets a mon shu girl make-over and an upgraded formula. The celebrated high performance cleansing oil still boasts its comfortable, rich texture and soothing natural fragrance. Now it features Green Tea Extract with Catechin, known for anti-oxidant properties, to protect skin. The new Ginko Leaf Extract and Natural Origin HPO system also empowers with free radical defenses. Remove make-up and cleanse and condition skin with mon shu girl.
Then comes the popular Shu Uemura eyelash curler with a touch from KL! A special edition eyelash curler with an adorable mon shu girl charm - a festive red pad that ensures placement with the lash roots. An upward looking eyelash propels your happiness upward! Take this lovely charm along in your favorite bag to bring you good luck everywhere you go.
Chic colors, velvety smooth textures. Create a mesmerizing beauty inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’ s fashion designs. Transform yourself with this mix of classic and modern colors with a luxurious mood. Limited edition colors and case, inspired by Karl Lagerfeld himself, features an inner mirror with a charming touch - mon shu girl’s shadow appears as a translucent silhouette. The ‘SUKL’ logo, and graphic red and black dots are embossed on eye shadow.
“Mon shu girl” appears against a cool silver backdrop on the palette case of this gorgeous array of coordinated colors that revolves around rich bordeaux. Silky smooth eye shadow in glamorous glitter wine and deep brown; pressed eye shadows in pale purple, soft brown, and brick gold add sensual accents; coral rose for sparkling allure on cheeks.
Mon shu girl appears against a classic red background on the palette case setting the tone for this moody palette. The smoky shades include: silky smooth eye shadow in glitter black and deep khaki; pressed eye shadow accents in elegant light silver, mint green, glitter beige; dusty rose on cheek give an impression of sophistication.
This liner is all you need for intense coloration and clear contouring of eyes. Sophisticated blackish satin purple shade enhances eye definition and adds a dash of sultriness to the holidays.
Tsuya skin base youthful radiance mousse RM135 (R)
Shu uemura’s latest TSUYA series UV under base gets dressed up for the holidays by Karl Lagerfeld. Switch the light on your skin with this ultra light mousse that is amped up with moisturizing properties. The innovative light textured mousse-to-cream formula creates luminescent veil, as if you just finished a skin care mask treatment. The gift of youthful radiant skin for the holiday season that will make you say oh la la!
premium mini make-up box karl RM1,500
Up till now I have been dying to buy Shu Uemura's professional make-up box but no luck. They're so rare and they cost RM1.5k! which is how much an entire collection would probably cost. Why is this so rare? well it's hand crafted by one of the artisans, dress-up with a premium silver color and the cute mon shu girl. A Christmas wish that I hope one day will come true. I was so in love with the Aya Takano make-up box!
Ever since I was a child, Lip Smackers has been on my mind.Thanks to American teen shows and girly magazines that I read. I would always asked my friends to get me one when they go overseas but thankfully now we can also get it in Malaysia! The Lip Smacker Strawberry Lip Balm is one of the classics of the lip smackers range. I love Lip Smackers is because of 3 things, taste, smell and packaging that caught my attention. For this particular review, I somehow felt the taste was barely present, it was more of a waxy-balm taste. The scent of the strawberry isn't that strong, also a let down point for me compare to my memories of how Lip Smackers are like. The packaging is still the all classic Lip Smackers bright colored fun words that still attracted my attention. Above all these, the lip balm works well as a lip moisturizer but I tend to reapply again after a few hours. I wish it was more flavorful.
before open ceremony - product packaging
lip protection to prevent dry & chapped lips
(it's translucent, no coloring on lips)
how to do the lip smack!
Lip Smacker products blend fun and fashion with natural protection for lips. It uses only natural oils such as castor oil, wheat germ oil, sesame seed oil, beewax, and candelilla wax. High in vitamins, minerals and other beneficial properties, they are natural moisturisers and lubricants that keep your lips super-smooth, supple and gorgeously healthy.
The original fun-flavoured lip gloss that softens and smoothes lips with great-tasting flavour, superior moisture and shine. Available in Vanilla, Watermelon, Strawberry and Cotton Candy. Available at Guardian Pharmacy, Parkson, Sa Sa, Watson's Personal Care Store. (RRP RM9.90 - RM26.90)
So basic, special, I love it. That's what Giselle Bundchen feels about Esprit's Autumn/Winter Collection 2012. Whether you are in Amsterdam, Hong Kong or Paris, this season what will you be wearing to inspired your next adventure? Discover Esprit's latest must-haves for staying in style this fall by visiting your nearest Esprit outlet and snapping a photograph of your favorite Esprit fall look to be in the running to win a RM250 Esprit voucher.
see Giselle Bundchen in Esprit Autumn/Winter 2012
Create your own style by mixing and matching the clothing and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "My Favourite Esprit Look". There will be a winner each week for 4 weeks. Giveaway starts Mon 15th Oct, 2012 - 9th Nov, 2012. This is a nationwide contest :)
Esprit takes you on a virtual trip to the world’s most exciting fashion hubs this autumn/winter. Diversely inspired, the new collection stands out with rich colors, elegant cuts, striking prints and plenty of knits. What metropolis do you draw fashion inspiration from? - Esprit Asia.
mix & match your look at any Esprit stores near you
Get your mix and match ideas, styles and looks from Esprit Autumn/Winter Collection 2012 by visiting ESPRIT.COM. Click here for the list of Esprit Stores near you by locating your city in the drop down menu. This contest is open only to Malaysian residents and readers of Plus Size Kitten. Submit your photographs in jpeg format. Your snapshots can be from your phone, your camera or your Ipad as long as I can see what you're wearing in Esprit store! Photographs of winners and top lookers will be published in my blog. Winners will be contacted after 9th Nov, 2012 to collect their vouchers (which can be courier to you).
You now have the "license" to strut a pose in Esprit stores near you.
How To Enter "My Favourite Esprit Look" Contest?
E-mail email@example.com with the subject "My Favourite Esprit Look" and attached your favourite look photograph. Give me a caption :) about your look!
Leave me a comment here with your follower id, name, e-mail and let me know you e-mail me already (so I go check).
This contest is open to all Plus Size Kitten followers. Do follow my blog and like my facebook page to support me!
Hey Plus Size Kitten! I have emailed you my favourite Esprit look! Please check your email and let me know you got my picture! My follower id is Fashion Bunny, call me Shen and this is my email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Winner Every Week for 4 Weeks! RM250.00 Esprit Vouchers each week to be won!
The long awaited post on my latest hair coloring escapade! My fiance don't like me coloring my hair because it damages my hair but I just can't resist trying cute hair coloring products in the market. The latest was this milkshake looking bottle called Shake Shake by BeautyLabo. It's just sooooo cute!!! The come in cute chocolate flavored names as well like Peach Chocolate, Maple Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Caramel Custard and so on! I bought Milky Beige, a dark brown tone from what I see on the product.
so cute I can't resist trying one
reminds you of the Liese Bubble Hair Dye right?
Now this product is under Hoyu - one of the biggest Hair Color Manufacturers in Japan (popular & famous brands like Beauteen, BeautyLabo). BeautyLabo targets consumers at the age of 20s & 30s. It is one of the best trendy hair color product lines in Japan offering the best coloring performance (they also claimed to be harmless to your delicated hairs). Allowing girls to enjoy changing their hair images frequently without much concern to their hairs. From the voice of customers, it's the most mild and non-damaging hair color kit! Check out the video below for a quick intro and how to use :)
watch the video for a quick demo on how to use!
This is just child's play if you're asking me how easy it is coloring my hair. All I did was, without even looking at the instruction sheet *pls don't follow me, I'm just used to coloring my hair after SPM* mix the agent, shake it, and the bubble whip comes out. Apply evenly on hairs and after 30 minutes, wash it off. Being a product from Japan, there's English translated instructions inside so don't worry about not knowing what to do. Here's a step by step picture guide from me haha!!!
Take out all the items in the package
Don't forget to wear gloves, because I forgotten!
That's no good because we're mixing chemicals here.
Pour in the liquid to the can
Pour in the sachet of powder into the can
smells sweet O_O *shocks* maybe just mine?
Cover the can and shake a distance of about 30cm/1 feet for about 20-30 times
Open can after shaking, do not wait or it might explode!
whipped cream is out! (do not eat it)
start coloring your hair and leave it on for 30mins!
(please refer to video on how to)
BEFORE & AFTER
some say leave it longer than 30mins for brighter color
While I was mixing the chemicals, I couldn't help but smell it. Surprisingly it didn't smell like some ammonia bomb but it smelt sweet instead! (maybe it's just this bottle?) but when I applied it on my hair, I could smell the ammonia already. It wasn't overly strong until my eyes teared up (just like when I use Liese Bubble Hair Dye, very strong ammonia for Malaysia's batch but not for Singapore's batch!). I was just covering my hair and massaging it, not being very fussy trying to cover all my hairs as I wanted it to be natural or have some kinda highlight effect. After 30mins I wash my hair and could feel my hair stripped of it's natural silkiness. It's very dry so I had to conditioned my hair with the leave in treatment.
The product says it covers evenly, I think it does cover evenly (better than Liese Bubble Hair Dye) however with DIY hair coloring at home, evenly is really a subjective word. I did it "cincai" (simply do only) and I still manage to cover my hair evenly, though my top is slightly brighter (due to heat from scalp). The color Milky Beige turned out somewhat as shown on the box (only in daylight) - a milky chocolate brown color. Thanks to my black hair, you'll see dark brown during normal days if I'm not under the sunlight. Also another expected outcome as black hair eats colors.
Check out some colors I manage to find from googling.
Milk Carameliser & Milky Beige
Ash & Orange Series
French Chocolate & Maple Chocolate
Classical Honey & Caramel Custard
Bitter Chocolate & Sweet Brown
Peach Chocolate & Candy Pink
guess what you can do with the Shake Shake bottle?
(reuse, be creative, don't throw!)
My own photos were taken using iPhone 4 while I was coloring my hair (I can't hold big DSLR while coloring and nobody to help me take pics haha!). I don't mind coloring my hair again with Shake Shake, perhaps a different color like Candy Pink. Anyone else tried this product? please share your thoughts with me!
Price: RM29.90 (introductory price)
Packaging: milkshake bottle
Scent: sweet to ammonia-ish during mixing and application
Colors: Range of colors limited at Watsons stores
Cover Evenly? : better than Liese & yes can say evenly colored
Cover White/Grey Hairs? : no
Color Show? : depends on your hair, subjective to say.
Damage control: be prepare to condition heavily after
MooooOOOOooooo! This is the fun workshop that I have been dropping hints about in my facebook page! (join if u haven't!). Thanks to Partymoomoo, a sweet yummy balloon twisting workshop for plusizekitten readers at a special price of RM25 instead of RM50. Partymoomoo organizes balloon twisting workshops for children, adults and even as team building corporate stress busters. It's not just fun learning a new trick to impress children, friends or break ice during parties. These balloon twisting skills will be a terrific add on to decorating and planning your parties! Think kids parties, bridal showers, birthday parties? We'll learn how to do candypop (a lollipop balloon twisting that's as big as your head!), flower stalks (they're as big too!), poodles (imagine decorating the whole room with poodle balloons) and 2 mystery designs that will be unleashed that day.
learn candypop, poodle, flower stalks & 2 mystery designs!
this is what you'll make!
complimentary color personality to be given in workshop!
The Candilicious Balloon Twisting Workshop will be on 20th October, 2012 at Partymoomoo's balloon shop in Taman Desa, K.L. Only a maximun of 15 pax for the workshop. Anyone interested? I'll be there too! Just e-mail email@example.com for registration and payment details.
Purpose Of The Workshop :
To have lots of fun!
To release stress from work or school
To learn something new to be able to entertain in parties or with friends during special event
FEATURING : Find out your True Personality Colour At The End of Workshop! courtesy of Colourzwork.
Suitable For :
Adults both corporate and homemakers
Children Age 7 and above
Duration : 2.5 hours
5 basic balloon twisting designs to be taught
Individual Colour Personality to be revealed
Materials provided on site
Workshop Timing : 20th Oct, 2012 (Saturday)
12.15pm : Registration and basic twisting briefing
1.00pm - 3.30pm : Balloon Twisting Session
Fee per person :
Malaysia : RM25 (NP RM50) *special price for plusizekitten readers!*
Malaysia : House of PartyMooMoo - 408, Jalan Desa Utama, Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for registration (name, email & contact no.) and payment details. First come first serve. Workshop max 15 pax only. Note once paid no refund for no shows, MIA, FFK or cancelations. For more info click Partymoomoo's website.
Anyone of you tried Ayam Penyet before? I know there's a few shops here and there in town. Heck I tried the one in Curve, at Kajang and at Gardens MidValley, still nothing beats the all time ayam penyet restaurant - Ayam Penyet Ria, The Summit USJ. Granted it's a bit far from where I am, I never failed to get my ayam penyet cravings satisfied. How? gorge myself silly with my 4 favourite dishes namely the below before I go back to the city.
ayam penyet, iga penyet, sup ekor lembu & udang penyet
kwaakkkkk kwaaakk (wait this is duck not chicken)
The Ayam Penyet Ria Story
Ayam Penyet Ria, an Indonesian chain from Batam, made its mark in ever crowded food hall in Summit Subang USJ mall. Literally translated into ‘smashed marinated fried chicken’, the restaurant serves up a traditional Ayam Penyet among other dishes from Ibu Ruth’s authentic recipes, an infamous Indonesia culinary expert. What once used to be served only during special occasions to courts of royalty and guests of honors, one can now savor this at all times in a quite a few countries all over Asia.
blogging this makes me hungry T_T cries
brought my foodie friends to come eat
(Sidney, Fishie, Aliez, Jean, Jennifer, Yum List)
the 4 dishes I love the most here!
especially the iga penyet (beef ribs) it's a MUST try
gado gado RM5.50
Gado-gado (in Indonesian or Betawi language), also known as Lotek (in Sundanese and Javanese) is an Indonesian dish or Indonesian salad consisting of boiled vegetables served with a peanut sauce dressing. It is differed from lotek atah or karedok for its fresh and raw version of the vegetable covered with peanut sauce. Another similar dish is Javanese pecel. It is thought to have originally been a Sundanese dish. It is widely served from hawkers carts, stalls (warung) as well as in restaurants and hotels both in Indonesia and worldwide.
the delicious ayam penyet set RM12.50
(comes with rice, mini soup, mini keropok buah)
I just love the crispy skin and bones on the ayam penyet. Using free range chicken, it's marinated and fried then served with white rice, kangkung, tempe, raw cabbage and cucumber. The meat is moist and tender, paired with the lovely spicy sambal and rice which I say brings me to a spicy heaven. I love spicy food so this just makes my day. The bones are not as smashed, but yes u can still crunch it down.
iga penyet set RM16.90
(comes with rice, mini soup, mini keropok buah)
OMG the iga penyet is no.1 I tell you! one should not leave this place without trying their best seller the iga penyet. What is it? it's beef ribs, moist, succulent, you can peel it off the bones and start chewing on the meat in your mouth. Slowly enjoying the meat-soft-juicy-fat sensation. All dishes comes with the usual sides of veggies and tempe!
udang penyet set RM12.50
(comes with rice, mini soup, mini keropok buah)
Udang penyet, while it may need you to peel off the skins. The prawns are big, juicy and fresh. I'm kinda particular with seafood, so this is a thumbs up. However one must get down and dirty with the udang, and I say forget using your spoons and forks. Just dig in!
sup soto ayam RM5.90
sup ekor lembu RM10.90
Honestly I wouldn't go by without ordering the sup ekor lembu (beef ribs soup). The broth is not overpowering or peppery like in some stalls, just perfect for pairing with the ayam penyet. Eaten with the rice, gives you a hearty meal experience. If you're looking for a more affordable alternative, try one of the soto soups available! chicken/beef (RM5.90) or vegetarian (RM4.90).
the best food is always eaten with the best friends!
the adorably cute Benefit Cosmetics Boutique at 1 Utama
There's something cute in town and it's the opening of Benefit Cosmetics Boutique 1 Utama (New Wing). It's just like what you see in the Benefit Cosmetic videos, vintage candilicious looking store. Me & my bff couldn't resist not going in and we checked out the products available. Surprisingly the prices for Benefit Cosmetics has gone down! which is really good news for us Benebabes. There's a brow bar (a must for brow wax here) and big cosmetic counter in the middle.
we went to check it out right away
I found out something cool from Richard who was there mending the boutique. He told me there's Benefit Cosmetics Membership now! With a purchase of 3 products you'll get a form to fill up to become a member. The details on membership is not concrete yet, I'm waiting for it to be official. All I know now is during your birthday you get a free brow wax service (which previously given without needing to be a member?), news/updates about products and promotions and you can seek make up services at the cosmetic table. Well I'll still wait for the official notice from Benefit Cosmetics Malaysia Facebook.
I got my eye brow wax done! RM38
list of services offered and price
As my own facebook page hit 1k fans yesterday, I am going to announce a giveaway from Benefit Cosmetic Malaysia for Plus Size Kitten followers this weekend! or soonest when I collected the "prezzies". Can you guess how many and what they will give?
I've been hiding this guilty *gulp* feeling for a long time and now I'm out to confess that I have a bottle of Gucci Guilty but I still love Gucci Envy! but but... somehow Gucci Guilty looks so seductive and dangerous that I'm attracted to it's power. Maybe it's the gold, even if it's not real gold nobody knows right?
going for a wedding dinner smelling & looking
like a thousand bucks
Many reviews says it's a soft scent of oriental floral that don't last. Somehow my review would be totally different *guilty again*. I feel that it's strong even with 1 spray on my clothes and it lasts over 6 hours. I only wear this during red carpet events which is something I seldom would do because I'm *guilty* not your average glam chic but more of a hippy chic who loves comfort. Maybe it's just my size? If I have a body like Angelina Jolie, to hell with glam clothes, I'll go naked on the catwalk (don't sue me please). Call me daring when I put this on, it'll be not the usual me but the me who wants to be glamorous, daring and sexy. }
top notes of pink pepper
heart note of lilac
base notes of patchouli and amber
gold liquid, gold body
ready to party and be guilty *not*
Sleek gold packaging with the words Gucci Guilty just screams I'm glamorous (expensively) naughty. Just watch this video and you'll know in a nutshell the message in this bottle of gold liquid, reflection your inner naughtiness.
Reaching new depths of black. Plunge into the luminous luring depths of black with RMK's 2012 AW collection "Deep Iridescence". The new expression of black this autumn is mysteriously magnetic willful and beautiful. When you see into deep dark waters, the collection's shades are created by marrying a strong presence of dark with delicate luminosity of polarized pearl particles to give light reflecting transparency and a lift of colour to the finish. This season, RMK proposed the deep impactful 6 shades of black for the eyes, matched with enhancing glow for the cheeks, deliciously seductive dewy lips and sleek nail shades.
2-hour Hands-On Makeup Workshop by Professional Japanese Makeup Artist + Complimentary Gifts at The Gardens Mall or Suria KLCC for RM100 instead of RM200. Uses RMK Cosmetics from Japan. Limited Groupons.
CLICK HERE to purchase the RM100 RMK Workshop Voucher and secure your seats!
A. The Yogitree, The Gardens Mall:
Oct 5, 2012 (Fri): 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Oct 7, 2012 (Sun): 10.30am – 12.30pm
Oct 7, 2012 (Sun): 2.30pm – 4.30pm
B. Chinoz on the Park, Suria KLCC:
Oct 6, 2012 (Sat): 10.30am – 12.30pm
Oct 6, 2012 (Sat): 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Participants also get complimentary RMK items (RM200 value):
1. Door gift (RM50 value) includes:
8ml cleansing oil
2g UV face protector
8ml Skintuner EX moist
10g creamy polish base
2. 5-day trial kit (RM50 value) includes:
5ml make-up base
5ml liquid foundation
3. RM50 eyebrow-trimming voucher*
4. RM50 product voucher*
Address of the locations:
The Yogitree, The Gardens Mall
- Lot F-237-B, 1st Floor, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
- Phone: 03-2287 4931 (Call 10am – 10pm daily)
Chinoz on the Park, Suria KLCC
- Lot G47, Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
- Phone: 03-2164 7392 (Call 10am – 10pm daily)
Founded in March 1997 by RUMIKO, a renowned Japanese Make-up Artist based in New York, RMK represents a chic line of Japanese cosmetics and skincare products which aim to cater to the needs and wants of today’s modern woman. Their star products are their all time popular make up base love by Asian women.
Still remember when me and my friends supported the Pink Ribbon Charity Walk 2 years ago. It was the time I started blogging and everything was so much fun when you are with your friends. I just wish I could turn back time and enjoy the moments again. Perhaps it's not too late to recreate memories this year at Estee Lauder's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign? Check out the schedule below if you would like to participate and support the cause. There's also Limited Edition products where proceeds will go to charity below.
The Estee Lauder Companies Malaysia is proud to once again support the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign! This year, the National Science Museum will be illuminated in pink as part of the Pink Ribbon Charity Walk and Landmark Illumina
tion initiative. Join us on 29th September by registering at www.hooha.asia. Registration fee & proceeds will be donated to charity.
Please share this post to help spread the word with your family and friends. We'll see you there for a good time!
the vip pins (for media only) "Like a Lousai" (like a boss)
3rd pair "Katy Perry"
(finally took a pic of my Katy Perry inspired flip flops)
my last creation, wedding beach flip flops
Please give me comments on my creations! Very sad, I didn't take much pics of the media pre-launch event today coz I went crazy making my own pairs from morning until afternoon. Each pair has a different meaning and feel, and I wanted it all to be special. Especially my first pair, I pimped it like nobody's business! haha. Check out my bridal pair which is using a butterfly diamond pin and 3 Swarovski crystals. I though I'll show my experience today and how I made my pair from the photos below. Hope you enjoy my post :) and don't miss this 2 day event to make your own too! It's too fun! Ask me anything! You can also click here to see official pics of the Singapore & Philippines MYOH event, where I compiled into a easy 1, 2 & 3 guide to making your own flip flops.
Every women should own 3 pairs of shoes,
high heels, flat shoes & Havaianas - Christian Louboutin
Need ideas? plenty online. Here's some
bridgegroom flip flops: play with black, grey, white!
(tuxedo inspired, use the bowtie pin)
customize flip flops for party or bridesmaid?
(make the bridesmaid all wear ugly ones okay! coz bride is the most beautiful lol)
menu selection with price, colors and choice of pins
P.S: The pins are a fantabulous way to make your flip flop special. Do take some time to choose. There's so many pins you might get confused. Also note that only for this 2 days the pins are RM3.50 each. Normally they cost RM19.90.
Top Style : Unisex soles and straps (recommended for men) RM83
Slim Style : more define, suitable for ladies RM100
Pins: RM3.50 each (normal days RM19.90).
*sizes and colors based on style & stocks.
Get a copy of Female/Hello Sept Issue and there's a cut out coupon for buy one pair, 2nd pair 50% off!
BigBoysOven, Plusizekitten, MystyleMylife & Chocolatecatz
Let me tell you what I did on Saturday morning, while everyone else was sleeping I woke up, wore the new grey top I bought from Flow, put on my jeans and head right out to hunt for a taxi. Why so energetic? well it's because I wanted to learn how to bake cupcakes from Celcom's Cupcake Challenge Baking Workshop at The Cooking House,Desa Sri Hartamas. It was my second time there (first time was making mango tarts with Garnier). I'm so happy my galpals Jean & Fatin will be there too. I wonder if we broke some kind of Guiness record for being the most bloggers learning to bake "1 Malaysia" cupcakes that day?
About the Celcom Cupcake Challenge
In conjunction with the 55th Merdeka celebration of peace, unity and stability comes your chance to put your skill and patriotism on display. Design a cupcake with your own creative interpretation of national pride and upload the picture to https://www.facebook.com/cupcakeschallenge/app_465477270151199 from now until 20 September 2012.
The top 55 entries with the most ‘Likes’ will be chosen for a bake-off and stand a chance to walk away with the Grand Prize of RM10,000 Cash, a Samsung GALAXY S III, LG PRADA phone and other prizes worth more than RM100,000 in total.
cupcake baking @ the cooking house, desa sri hartamas
sample of a 1 Malaysia Cupcake
(we are suppose to recreate a more awesome version)
however we decided to up our patriotic spirit!
(by making a heart inspired Malaysia cupcake)
the teams with best design wins a Chocolat book
While we needed to design and bake our own creative interpretation of national pride, in which a sample was given to us to follow. Jean and I (team) decided to stray off the norm and create our own patriotic pride cupcakes. We made the cupcakes to form a heart shape, and decided to go flower power on the red and white stripes of the flag. Our moon and stars would be centralized hub for it. How's that for creative? *lol*. Please give us some comments! we didn't win the challenge though *sad*. The prize was a coffee table book on chocolate recipes.
Now off to show you how it's done! in a matter of few hours, we manage to work up a sweat, build our bicep muscles and also gain weight (because we kept eating the cupcake dough and icing which was sinfully delicious! yum). The recipe is available here, in quick easy steps. For a more comprehensive guide, you can always google cupcake recipes out to make your own :) hope you enjoy the pics I put together for this demonstration!
step by step on making vanilla cupcakes
How to make Vanilla Cupcakes?
110g Plain Butter
1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
2 tbs Milk
Sieve the floor with baking powder.
Cream the butter & sugar until white & fluffy.
Beat in eggs and fold in flour carefully.
Fill paper cups until 2/3 full.
Bake at 180C for about 13minutes.
How to make Butterscotch Icing?
95g Salted Butter
260g Icing Sugar, sifted
1 1/2 tbs Milk
Beat butter until creamy, scrape bowl.
Add sifted icing sugar, milk and beat until combined.
Add more powdered sugar as needed to get pipping consistency. Add a drop of food coloring if desire.
step by step on making icing
(and curi curi makan as well)
folding eggs in flour
how beautiful they look in their cups
baking in progress few mins more!
DING! time to take out to cool
tops are cut off for a flat surface
mixing icing sugar and butter
to make piping icing
faster faster time's running out!
we finish making our 4 icing colors! phew
we call this 1HeartMalaysia can?
my cupcake guru of the day, Chef Ros (TV3)
Overall, judging from the photographs of me and my friends, you'd say we had a great day right? Yeap you're right! we had a fabulous time baking and designing our own cupcakes! I didn't think it would be this simple and I am sooooo going to make my own cupcakes at home and try to enter this challenge and be one of the top 55 entries chosen for a bake-off and stand a chance to walk away with the Grand Prize of RM10,000 Cash, a Samsung GALAXY S III, LG PRADA phone and other prizes worth more than RM100,000 in total. Counting down to 20th September (closing date) where all pictures submitted will be compiled and winners announced. If you have a flair for design, you can easily beat others to it! (maybe we should pakat? team up together? ahem ahem).
Big, Bold & Beautiful followers of mine, would you like to have a fling with me in the heart of the city? A shopping day at Flow KLCC. We will be trying on clothes from Ning's Fling, a collection exclusively designed by Ning Baizura for FLOW. Imagine us giggling in the fitting room, posing in front of the mirrors and deciding what to wear for our Afternoon Tea session at the Lounge on the Park, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur. The life of a plus size kitten is never dull and if you love reading my blog, you'll love meeting me in person! 10 lucky followers will be joining me on this fabulous day and I can't wait to meet them all.
Calling all Plushies and Curvilistas! get excited because upcoming on my blog is a project collaboration with Flow by Valiram and Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur for 10 special blog followers who is big, bold, and beautiful like me. Imagine, a shopping day with me, posing infront of the fitting room mirror trying on every dress, top and kaftans from Ning Baizura's collection that catches your attention. We girls (yes forever a girl) just love shopping and having fun. This Fall, get ready to fling with me at Flow and then to a fabulous afternoon tea (to show off what we got & share our thoughts) at Lounge on the Park, Mandarien Oriental Hotel.
a flair of impeccable collection & will be available
in four batches starting from August till December 2012
Behind the Scene video of Ning Baizura & Flow
the first batch of fall collection is in store now
“Ning is the Malaysia icon. She exudes elegance andstyle. Her confidence shines through in her work. We at FLOW believe the first step to having a successful work or play life is confidence. When FLOW decided to team up with Ning, our vision was to bring her sparkle, capture it and offer it out to our customers in her collection, Ning’s Fling. The collaboration has been fun, creative and most importantly, the collection is looking fabulous!" - Lavina Valiram, FLOW Creative Director.
For a preview of Ning's Fling, check out the photos below.
Hope you're counting the days till the contest, share this news to all your fellow sisters in the city! In the mean time, please support the following partners in this collaboration by joining their facebook page (click on each header to go to their fb page).
A plus size girl who grew up in the town but moved to the city and started shopping and then sharing her escapades on her blog called the Plus Size Kitten. Going by the motto of Big, Bold & Beautiful, she has since grow from being a quiet, timid, girl next door to a lady who is empowered to voice out her beliefs and conquer Kuala Lumpur by spending (though her fiance would kill her). Her passion includes pampering herself, beauty product & service review, any girly events and activities that might be of interest to her readers and fans. Last Oct, 2011 she won the Cleo Next Top Blogger competition and appeared in several TVC and media campaigns.
It defies the norm and pushes the bar higher, encompassing all women and acknowledging the potential of bringing out the goddess within. Art and style are its hallmarks and the clothes are brought to life with superior tailoring techniques for all proportions and silhouettes. A distinctly tasteful collection of accessories is available in store to complete the ensemble. FLOW lifts the veil and bursts forth with the promise of freedom for the curvy woman. A place where she can honor, caress and glorify her femininity.
Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur offers an array of delectable dishes and cuisines across a variety of restaurants, each elegant and sophisticated. The visual centerpiece of the grand lobby, the Lounge on the Park is where all activity converges. Immersed in natural light from its floor-to-ceiling glass windows, the Lounge offers scenic views of lush landscaped gardens and creates a casual environment where guests can dine and relax.
Please tell me you're not impress by this? because I am. Whoever thought of "Make Your Own Havaianas"idea that allows us flip flop lovers to design our own personalized flip flops according to what we want is BRILLIANT! Here's to wishing Havaianas a Happy 50th Birthday and for bringing us flip flops that's stylish and comfortable to wear :)
Being a lover of flip-flops, I'm going ga-ga already thinking about what I would come up with. I have so many flip flops but I have never own a flip flop that I design or make myself! so this is going to be awesome! But wait, how hard or easy is this going to be? since it's only a two day event? I don't want to be waiting or making it at the shop (shylah? or no time?) hey... fret not coz this is how easy it's going to be :)
choose from a selection of soles, straps & pins in the menu card
see your design put together!
collect & don't forget to snap pic!
bring it back and show 'em off
I can't wait to make my own Havainas flip flops at Pavilion KL (let's see one is surely not enough too!). The special day only lasts for two days so don't miss it. Put your dream flip flops to the making and seem them come to life. After all who can say you're not a designer? show them your pair and make them green with envy.
Are you a Nando's fan? then you gotta get yourself a hot peri Nando's card and be a Nando's member! I signed up for a card yesterday after scanning through the benefits and what freebies I'll get as a Nando's member. Here's 10 reasons why you should get a Nando's Card:
1. Lifetime Membership for just RM10
A small fee for a lifetime of membership? and you get a free peri meal on a special date, birthday freebies and a welcome drink is worth more than RM10 already ( I hope this is going to be a long term program and not suddenly drop off after a few years).
2. Free Designer Drink!
You get a free welcome drink voucher upon purchasing the RM10 Nando's Card kit.
3. Free 1/4 Chicken Meal with 2 Sidelines
Upon registration, you need to give a special date (e.g 01-01) to enjoy your free meal. This can be your birthday or dating anniversary or say day you started your blog. I use my birthday because...
4. Birthday Peri-vilege!
You get a free dessert and hot drink on your birthday!
5. Peri-versary! 2 meals for price of 1
This means on your anniversary of being a Nando's Card member, u get to have 2 sets of any chicken meal for the price of 1!
6. Nando's First Lip Dips
As a member, you get to be invited for food tasting or Nando's goodies from time to time.
7. Nando's Limited Edition Key chain
Free along with your RM10 Nando's Card kit.
8. Nando's Peri Points
For every RM1 spent = 1 point (dine-in/delivery*). Collect up to 800points to redeem for chicken meals! Check out Nando's Card website to find out what u can redeem.
9. Cute Member Card Design
There's 4 designs to choose from! Whichever that suits your personality the best. I choose the one with green patterns on it and words "Unfairly Generous".
10. Show You're a Nando's Fan!
I'm basically a fool for any membership program/card with my favorite shops/brands. Having one makes me feel special! Call me crazy.
For more information on the Nando's Card you can click here to see what's in store at the Nando's Card member page. The registration is very easy, just fill up your personal details and an email will be sent to you confirming your registration and that it will be completed within 2 working days before any point collection can take place.
Over the weekend, I had a chance to experience a magical evening in Genting Highlands. Proud to be one of the spectators of the short "limited edition" season of Superstars of Magic 2 (yes it's the second installment featuring 8 specially handpicked magicians by David Lai, director and producer of the show). The not to be missed show is only here for 3 weeks, you have until 9th September to catch it. The shows is almost booked out everyday until they need to add extra showtime to cater to the demand.
1st August - 9th September, 2012
Genting International Magic Festival 2012
welcome to the land of Oz!
(well Genting International Showroom)
step right in ladies and gentleman!
If you're thinking of having a break in Genting Highlands, do not miss this out. Your stay will not be complete without watching Superstars of Magic 2. Let me tell you why in 8 reasons:
hilarious dude! he makes me laugh
love this funny guy Chipper!
1. Chipper Lowell - Stage Comedy Magician of the Year
Jack of all trades, he opens and close the show with his funny antics. Kinda like the MC of the event, he's so dam funny I can't stop laughing. He tickles the audience's funny bone with a variety of magic couple with stand up comedy.
veterans that you'll love!
2. Charlie Frye and Company - World's Best Variety Act
One of the best in the business, the silent Charlie moves like Charlie Chaplin but looks like Dick Van Dyke. He juggles and juggles while his wife Sherry pays no attention to help (busy filling her nails). You can't help but support Charlie!
If you watch Speed, then this is speed with cards minus the police chasing. He's popular with his card manipulation act that's high speed, high energy performance - one of the most awarded act.
tv reporter got pick pocketed!
4. Christian Lindemann - Europe's Best Pick Pocket
Hold on to your pockets! Christian Lindermann is the Artist of the Year/Europe Award (best variety act) and is a pickpocket artist in the famed Cirque de Soleil in Germany. He combine funny humour with pick pocketing and engages the crowd in a fun time!
the most suspense act of all *heart thumping*
5. Dean Gunnarson - World's Greatest Escape Artiste
This guy will make you count the seconds while holding your breath! The most suspense act in this show, Dean Gunnarson is the only escape artist in history to be presented with "The Houdini Award" and acknowledged as the "World's Greatest Escape Artist" in Japan (tv). You'll be lucky to be selected to stand beside him, making sure the locks and chains are "the real thing"!
(3rd from Left) Dato Anthony Yeo – Senior Vice President of Public Relations & Communications, Genting Malaysia Berhad presented a souvenir to (2nd from left) HE Mr. Ong Keng Yong, Singapore High Commissioner, accompanied by (1st from Left) David Lai, director of “Superstars of Magic 2”and (1st & 2nd from Right) Asia’s Premier Illusionists JC Sum and ‘Magic Babe’ Ning.
6. JC Sum and "Magic Babe Ning" - The Grand Illusionist
The best illusionist in Asia, JC makes my jaw drop when he did an act out of nowhere while Magic Babe Ning is... freaking hot on stage. Also shocking me when she appeared out of nowhere in one act!
seen in on videos/tv? it's better live!
7. Sos and Victoria Petrosyan - World Best Quick Change Act
You have seen the quick act change on tv lots of time right? nothing beats watching it live as I stare tentatively at how Victoria changes her clothes (I lost count how many) in a matter of few minutes. It was spectacular! I love the last act... was magical. My favorite pair in this show!
Sos Junior in Moscow
8. Sos Petrosyan Junior and Tigran Petrosyan - World's Youngest Manipulation Artistes
Sound familiar? Yes! we have a happy family here! They're the sons of the most famous Quick Change artist in the world! Before the boys were old enough to speak or walk their father taught them pantomime, dance, juggling and magic. I'll leave you to guess which brothers gave an act of sweet angelic movements while the other is hot sexy red opposite.
Don't miss out the Superstars of Magic 2, your kids will love you for it! (as I see from the kids in the show, was mesmerized by the magicians and laughing away). They're only here until the 9th September and tickets are limited so book early! If you're a GWC member, you get discount for the tickets =)
Do you have sensitive or dry skin? Look no more because Dettol's newest range of bodywash using natural ingredients like olives and chamomile is able to nourish and moisture your skin while protecting you against harmful germs and bacteria. The range is called Dettol Natural and its available in two variants - Nourishing and Soothing (which I will show what's the difference below).
A household brand that's trusted by generations of families and medical professionals, my dad is the biggest fan I tell you! For years we have been using Dettol body wash, the smell just stays with you. However some of my friends who can't stand the anti-bacterial or "hospital" scent as they say, will be surprise that the latest Dettol body wash does not smell strongly that way anymore! Don't get me wrong, I like the smell of Dettol and the latest Dettol Naturalsmells even better!
almond extracts n silky olives to restore the skin's moisture
Calendula n Chamomile commonly used for soothing effects
Formulated to suit the lifestyle needs of discerning consumers - especially young adults & young mothers, Dettol Natural comes in two variants; Dettol Natural Nourishing and Dettol Natural Soothing, encapsulating a true sense of nourishment, soothe and most importantly giving you a healthy and soft skin feel. The all new lifestyle packaging is concept around nature greenery, the Nourishing range being a soulful green and the Soothing a cheerful yellow.
Noel loves the Dettol Natural Soothing
Jeremy prefers Dettol Natural Nourishing
For those who seek the goodness of natural ingredients in a body wash, Dettol Natural Nourishing means an end to their search and will be an obvious pick as it is formulated with the richness of soothing almond extracts and silky olives that aims to restore skin’s moisture leaving a soft, tender and supple feeling at all times.
Dettol Natural Soothing on the other hand is created with a concoction of fresh flowers, namely Calendula & Chamomile which are commonly used for soothing and calming effects, complementing the needs of those with more sensitive skin.
this is how you have fun in the shower!
(Dettol Boys Jeremy n Noel THX a Bunch!)
My verdict on the Dettol Natural Body Wash? I tried both variants over a week. The difference between Nourishing and Soothing are the scent and the after shower skin feel. Dettol Nourishing has a stronger scent than Soothing, leaves your skin moisturized after wash and protects from dryness after. Dettol Soothing was a perk me up kinda shower experience thanks to its refreshing scent and clean after wash feel. My favorite on a hot sunny day is Dettol Soothing to keep me fresh and happy. When I need to shower before sleep, I'll use Dettol Nourishing to protect my skin from air-conditioning.
Both smells great but the scent lingers off after shower. They lather up easily (check out the shower demo photos from my "heng tais" who helped me try Dettol Natural for my review). The liquid is transparent, I thought it would be in green or yellow. They do not become milky like Dettol's classic body wash.
250ml Dettol Natural body wash up for grabs!
If you want to have fun in the shower like Jeremy and Noel and create a shower-ificexperience then be the first 30 followers to leave a comment in my Dettol Natural Giveaway! The giveaway is open to followers who can pick up the prize from my house in TTDI/One Utama. Sorry I can't post the prizes as it's heavy and there's 30 bottles in total. Those who would like me to post please e-mail me personally about it.
How to join the Dettol Natural Plusizekitten Giveaway?
Whichever is your favorite, know that Dettol will give you the germ protection that you need. If you can't wait for my giveaway, then grab Dettol Natural from leading hypermarkets, supermarkets and pharmacies in Malaysia. The price ranges from RM8.50 - RM19.90.
Get your purses and body ready girls! Since Victoria's Secret opened at KLIA a lot of girls been asking when are they coming closer? well your wish has come true because Victoria's Secrets is now in Pavilion! Check out beauty and accessories over here. I can't wait to visit u soon VS *kisses*.