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K-Pop Star Jeonghwa’s Favourite Skin Detoxer

November 15th, 2018 · Nobody Surrendered

Did you know that K-Pop star Jeonghwa from the group EXID is a fan of Althea x Get it Beauty! REAL FRESH SKIN DETOXER? If you are wondering what to get your loved one this Christmas, why don’t you consider getting this. You can now get the Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Set at 10% OFF and FREE SHIPPING on all Althea Exclusives! Check out the video of Jeonghwa’s using REAL FRESH SKIN DETOXER.

If you would like to learn more about the product, you can read about it HERE in my blog. I like this product too and I’m using it day and night. Below is my quick review on Instagram. Follow me on Instagram if you will… 😉

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What can I say? Real Fresh Skin Detoxer is Awesome 😚! Apply it in the morning(Rose) and night(Green Tea), then step into the shower, lather it up by wetting your hands, and rinse it off. You will be ready for your morning and night makeup and skincare routine. Skincare products absorb easily and makeup goes on with ease. Saving so much time. Face feels a bit tight after using it but immediately follow with your usual skincare routine will take care of it. To avoid feeling tight, do everything fast! Hahah! Means you'll shorten your morning and night beauty routine time by doing everything fast 🤣 make sense? I've been using it for more than a week exclusively replacing my usual facial cleanser after makeup remover. Really love it. Sometimes, I used the wrong one for the time of the day haha because too tired, didn't look, just grabbed. Only to realized wrong one was used. It's ok, not a problem. I will blog about it soon. #altheaangels #altheakorea #skincare #skincareproducts #koreanskincare #facialmask #facialwash #beautyreview #beautybloggers #rose #greentea #review #selfie #girl #asiangirl

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Categories: Althea Angels · Entertainment Snippets

Ayam Brand Healthy KIDS Food Festival 2018 (Sarawak)

November 10th, 2018 · Nobody Surrendered

How well do you know your food? What is healthy? What is not?

I’m sure Ayam Brand is no stranger to all of you. I was at the Ayam Brand Healthy KIDS Food Festival 2018 to witness how the young ones learn about healthy diet by learning about their food and making their own food. This is the 11th year of Ayam Brand Community Care Campaign. Approximately 20,000 people from 482 charity organizations had benefited from it with 1,404,000 healthy and convenient meals served.


Four charity homes attended. Salvation Army Boy’s Home, Rumah Kanak-Kanak Toh Puan Hjh Norkiah Kuching, and PIBAKAT received 2 months’ supply of Ayam Brand products.

There were 4 activities for the kids to participate.

Left: ‘Yay or Nay’ was to let them know what is good and bad food.
Right: ‘Crossword’ allowed the kids to learn about the benefits of Omega 3 and DHA by looking for the words in the puzzle.


‘Healthy Plate’ required the children to works as a team to determine the quantity of different food groups in a balanced diet.


The DIY booth let the children made their own nasi lemak with Ayam Brand Light Chili Tuna as sambal for the the dish. They will then overturn the cup onto the plate to make a nasi lemak pyramid. They would get points for their team if the nasi lemak did not crumble after a period of time set by the organizer.


Those waiting for their turn was given with colour pencils to colour.

It was a fruitful afternoon for the children. Hope that they will go back with extra knowledge and be able to make good choices on their food after these activities.

Categories: Food Porn · Public Events · Uniquely Kuching

The Picture House, Liverpool

November 5th, 2018 · Nobody Surrendered

Ok… Let’s get back to my UK’s trip post. We went to Liverpool and stayed at The Picture House (322 Scotland Rd, Liverpool L5 5AE, UK). Since we went there over the weekend, it’s quite quiet at this area. We rented a car to Liverpool and this accommodation has free parking for guests but very limited and very narrow. The parking is a bit hard to find, apparently the entrance is just at the side of the building, you have to rely on the mercy of the one at the reception to notice you to open the roller shutter to get into the parking ;p


The living area and kitchen is quite large. The apartment we stayed was a 2-bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms. It can accommodate 4-5 adults, someone will just have to sleep on the sofa. The apartment has key electrical appliances such as microwave, oven, coffee machine, fridge, washing machine cum dryer, stove, and TVs. Ok… the kid and the bunny not included *LOL* WiFi is included.


Bathrooms are spacious and came with shampoo+shower gel and towels. There’s no vanity kit provided if I’m not mistaken, you have to bring your own.


For the bedrooms, you’ll get TV in each room, that’s pretty cool.

Almost everything was fine except the cleanliness. The spare quilts and pillows in the cupboard were a major concern to me. I found hair, blood stain, dust, and some crumbs on them. Good thing the sofa is not fabric, it would be worst. The sofa was dusty and can see bits and pieces of whatever-those-things-are in between of the cushion. It will be perfect without the cleanliness problem. I’m very particular in this aspect. At least places like bedroom, bathrooms and the kitchen were clean at least to the naked eyes.

Oh one more… Be prepared that it’s not soundproof. You can hear everything from outside the road and even from other apartments. It’s popular among youngsters to have parties there. Do expect rowdy crowds.

Will I recommended this place? Well… It’s one accommodation in Liverpool that you can consider if you travel in group and don’t really mind about the things I’ve mentioned. It can fit many people in one apartment and the rate isn’t too bad. I personally won’t go back to stay though, not suitable for family with young children and those looking to have a restful stay.

If you are interested, you can check out Trivago to compare the prices from different OTAs to get the best rate possible, not just for this property of course, others too, maybe you can find better ones there.

Categories: Driving All the Way - England · Going Places · Review It!

Petal Velvet Sunaway & Petal Velvet Powder

October 31st, 2018 · Nobody Surrendered

I’ve been waiting and waiting for so long… Finally I received it from Althea for review. Petal Velvet Sunaway with SPF 50+ PA++++ is the latest addition to Althea Exclusive range of products. You know how I can’t live without sunscreen. When I found out about this new product, I was looking forward to it.

First impression…

This bottle is 55ml, that’s rather huge. Love the simple and minimalist design of the bottle. Before I go into details, this product requires you to shake well before use. Not easy to shake though. I’m guessing the sunscreen is filled to the brim inside the bottle with little space to shake the liquid inside to blend. So… Shake all you can! Otherwise you will get both transparent and white liquid coming out. Once you shake it well, it will look like what you see on my palm.

The smell of the fragrance is rather strong. If you like the smell of Geranium/Lavender/Rose, then you might like it. However, the smell won’t linger on for too long, it will go away pretty quickly.

Key ingredients:
1. Damask rose extract can deeply hydrate and sooth irritations, leaving the skin feeling healthy.
2. Hyaluronic acid attracts moisture to the skin, preventing dehydration.
3. Geranium oil to provide the skin with a radiant boost and help in acne healing.

Full ingredients:
WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ZINC OXIDE, DISILOXANE, PROPANEDIOL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, DICAPRYLYL ETHER, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL, SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) OIL, POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER EXTRACT, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, STEARIC ACID, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM CHLORIDE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, SORBITAN CAPRYLATE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, POLYGLYCERYL-6 POLYRICINOLEATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYL HEXANEDIOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL

My verdict…
Non air-conditioned and humid environment: It took quite awhile to absorb. A little sticky on the surface of the skin. The skin doesn’t look matte, not too shiny, just like flower petal, I guess. Sebum control was quite a surprise! I tried blotting my face with one layer of facial tissue after 6 hours, it didn’t soak up the tissue, just a little. The layer of slight stickiness stayed throughout the day but no feel of it clogging your pores or making your skin feel suffocate. No dry patches too after a long day. The stickiness can only be felt if you touch your face.

Air-conditioned and dry environment: It absorbs immediately, soft to touch, no sticky feel. However, it also doesn’t give you the matte look. No dryness at the end of the day and no oily face too! I guess it works well in air-conditioned and dry environment. However, once you are no longer in air-conditioned room, out in the usual Malaysia’s humid weather, the stickiness can be felt. So it’s great for those working in the office. As I mentioned before, even though you are not exposed to the sun, you are exposed to blue light from your phone, computer screen, or glass and steel components that can reflect UV in your surrounding. If you don’t protect your skin from that, you will develop premature pigmentation or worsen your pigmentation.

I did not use any makeup for the above two situations. It is applied after moisturizer as my last step of day-time skincare routine. Love the awesome sebum control, I am not that fond of the stickiness.

Fear not! Pair it with Petal Velvet Powder, that will solve the stickiness issue. In fact, any face powder will do the trick too.

Petal Velvet Powder, has been in Althea Exclusive for quite awhile. Recently, in conjunction with the 3rd year anniversary of Althea, a new shade was introduced. So they have 3 shades now for you to choose.

The key ingredients are:
1. Althea seed extract which is rich in antioxidants can protect the skin from externality and ensure it stays nice and hydrated.
2. Polyphenols keeps the skin protected from UV rays.
3. Saponarin repairs damaged cells and restores elasticity to aging skin.


The powder is lightweight and smell really good. Puff is included. You can also apply it with brush.
From left to right: #0 Translucent, #23 Warm Beige, #Pink Lavender

What are the differences? Refer to the image below from Althea, I believe it can cover all your questions:

Full ingredients:
PETAL VELVET POWDER #0 TRANSLUCENT – SILICA, MICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, METHICONE, HIBISCUS SYRIACUS SEED EXTRACT, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, MALTODEXTRIN, FRAGRANCE

PETAL VELVET POWDER #23 WARM BEIGE – SILICA, MICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, METHICONE, HIBISCUS SYRIACUS SEED EXTRACT, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MALTODEXTRIN, FRAGRANCE, IRON OXIDES(CI 77492), IRON OXIDES(CI 77491), IRON OXIDES(CI 77499)

PETAL VELVET POWDER #PINK LAVENDER – SILICA, MICA, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, METHICONE, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) EXTRACT., HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, FRAGRANCE, ULTRAMARINES(CI 77007), RED 30 LAKE(CI 73360), IRON OXIDES(CI 77491), IRON OXIDES(CI 77499)

Let’s see how it looks on my face on top of Sunaway. There’s no foundation or concealer or any makeup on my face.

From left to right, my verdict, not sure you can see the difference or not:
#0 Translucent – No coverage, transparent.
#23 Warm Beige – Minimal coverage, can even out skin tone. Not suitable for very fair skin but it’s ok for me.
#Pink Lavender – I had problem taking a sharp and clear photo of my face, the camera just couldn’t focus!!! Some how the powder can blur out imperfection until my camera couldn’t really focus on my face hahaha… Not much coverage too but gave the skin an illusion of healthy pinkish glow.

It can be used as makeup setting powder because it has sebum control properties and translucent enough. However for me, I will just use it own its own after sunscreen and then follow with a bit of highlighter on the key areas, blusher, eyebrow pencil, eye shadow, lip balm and that’s it. I don’t use foundation/CC/BB or concealer.

I guess you can also mix the powder to come out with new shade that might do wonder or more suitable to your skin tone. Add in #Pink Lavender to give some glow.

Overall, they are good and very affordable. No harm trying it out. The sunscreen broke me out a little on the first time(likely due to my skin condition lately) but not anymore after subsequent use. If you don’t like the feel on your face, no worries too as you can just use it on your body, no harm. That’s what I normally do if I happened to buy new facial sunscreen that I don’t like after using it on my face. It’s all about trials and errors to find the most suitable products for your skin.

Then again, I must emphasize that the sebum control is two thumbs up!! Stickiness issue can be solved with face powder.

As for white cast issue that some people might experience with other sunscreen, I can’t say anything on that because I’ve never purchase any sunscreen that gave me white cast experience. Maybe I’m just lucky. If you do experience such problem with other sunscreen, then maybe you can try this out.

If you would like to try it out, get the Petal Velvet Sunaway & Petal Velvet Powder now at Althea at only RM47.20(original price is RM59.00). If you want to just get the Sunaway, then it’s now priced at RM38.70(original price is RM43.00)

Last but not least, they are all cruelty-free.

Categories: Althea Angels · Girl Stuffs · Review It!

Five Ways to Pamper Myself in Bali

October 26th, 2018 · 2 surrendered

I’m sure Bali is no stranger to everyone! Bali is an Indonesian island blessed with forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. The island is home to religious sites, the most popular one is Uluwatu Temple. It is also known for its yoga and meditation retreats. Many would go to the city of Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Dua.

So many people went to Bali already yet I’ve not step my foot there. I do have plan to go, I’m still trying to find the right time and the mood to go. It’s easy to get flights from Kuala Lumpur to Bali. Many airlines are flying the route. Flight booking is so easy these days with Traveloka too where you can track your preferred flight prices with its app. Why worry right? Who knows one day I might just pack my bag and go. Meanwhile, I did a bit of research on what to do there and posting it here so that I can refer when I need. My main aim to go to Bali is more on pampering myself, go slow and easy, rather than rushing and squeezing with other tourists to visit one tourist attractions after another.

When I’m there, these are the five things I must do…

1. Balinese Massage

This is a must-do if I go there. It would be nice to experience Balinese massage at its origin. How can one not experience it? Your trip will not be complete without it. The massage techniques include acupressure, skin rolling and flicking, firm and gentle stroking, and percussion. Essential oils would be used for the massage. Love essential oils! Stone massage is also a type of Balinese massage. I like stone massage as well.

2. Cream Bath

This is not referring to bathing with cream hahaha… This is a popular hair treatment in Bali. Ever wonder how Indonesian women always have shiny, healthy hair? It’s not easy to have good hair day when you are living in a place where you are surrounded by sun, sand, and sea. These three elements can do quite a havoc to your locks. The bath starts with head, neck and shoulder massage, then rich conditioning cream normally made and concocted from unique blend of the respective hair spa is massaged into your scalp and hair and leave for at least 30 minutes under a steamer. It can also reduce hair loss.

3. Hot Spring

Love hot spring!! Many hot springs can be found in Bali. Must go to at least soak in one of them!! Imagine soaking in the goodness of volcanic hot spring in the middle of the lush green jungle and nicely landscaped tropical gardens. Not only it is good to relax, your skin and body will get to indulge in the Earth’s natural remedies. Ah… Bliss…

4. Make My Own perfume

I am always interested to know how to make my own perfume, a special blend of fragrance for myself. What’s more… The scents come from Indonesia’s own endemic flowers, plantations, and spices. It is also great for gifting. I heard not many places offer this though. It’s only available at selected hotels and resorts. Not a very cheap thing but it’s OK! Roughly need to allocate a budget of about RM600 for it depending on the class type you opt for. That’s what traveling is all about, spend money to buy experience hahaha… It’s not like you are spending this money every day.

5. FOOD!
Lastly, pamper myself with the yummilcious food in Bali! Babi guling is a must for me! Oh the tender juicy meat with its crisp brown skin… *drool* Satay too! Even though we do get satay in Malaysia easily, it’s always interesting to taste satay from Bali, you don’t get peanut sauce there but sambal instead. I’m curious about their Bebek Betutu too. I would also join the cooking classes when I’m there.

There you go… The five activities that I will do in Bali. Visiting the typical tourist attractions or getting into more adventurous activities isn’t my type of holiday. These will only be done if I have extra time to spare and if I have the mood for them. To me, they are not compulsory.

Have you been to Bali? Would love to hear from you on where you’ve been in Bali to experience the five activities I’m planning to do 😉

Categories: Going Places