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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Real Kylie Lipstick?

There are so many Kylie lipsticks out there. How would you know if you are buying the real ones? Let me share with you the differences to ensure you are buying the original.



Real Kylie




Left: Real       Right: Fake


What does the Fake Kylie looks like:

The Bottle size:
Fake Kylie is slightly smaller with less shine bottle. 

The Print:
Look at the word printing. It is less clear and thin wording. 

The Color:
Both are Kylie Maliboo colours; but what is the difference? totally different color tone.

The Texture:
Fake lipgloss has different texture and it does not last whole day. 

The LipStick Cap:
The lipstick cap's laminated black coating will come off easily.

The Lip Stem: 
Fake Kylie lipstick stem stick is total white and cheap. Original Kylie stick colour is transparent white.

Price:
Fake Kylie is around RM 20-40 per stick



Other comparisons:



Real Kylie lipstick cover cannot stand by its self, while the fake one can.. Another point, can you see white plastic ring stopper inside the real Kylie? Fake one doesn't have the plastic ring stopper.




Real Kylie lipstick has blurry translucent white stick, while fake Kylie has very white stick.
Real Kylie has moist texutre which is easier to apply. Those fake ones easily dries up.  



Upper:Real    Lower:Fake

Where can you get REAL KYLIE LIPSTICK?

You can get real original Kylie USA from Cutting Edge The Hair Salon, Jalan Abell (082-23869) and Essentials Hairdressing(082-362788)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

How to get lean muscle and nice abs in 75 days?


Lobby at Hotel Metro 360 Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

Yeah, I know it is never easy to get in shape especially after giving birth to babies. After my weight increased from 43kg (pre pregnancy weight) to 69kg(pregnant weight), I have huge elephant leg, and kangaroo pouch right after my first child.  Due to  busy work in the salon (no off day) , and first baby,  I hardly have time to exercise. I was too tired to think of my body as I am mentally and physically exhausted. After 8 years, I had my second child; and I was diabetic and was very strict with my diet to keep my sugar low. Again after the birth of my second child, I was out of shape, chubby with big belly... Back to routine after confinement, my agendas were work baby work baby work baby...until one day when my youngest reached 2 years 6 months old, I was suddenly awaken by my conscience; my knee started to feel pain and I easily get tired.  I told myself it is time to love myself and my body.  Dr has told me before that I have to be careful with my diet as I am prone to diabetes since I am diabetic during my pregnancy and if I do not cut down carbs; I would probably had it; since my dad and mum have it. 


From there onwards; I told myself I better do some workout. So, I googled and tried to compile information from some friends (who workout) on how to do it the right way. Since then, I did my routine 1 hour per day to keep myself motivated;  I visualised myself with a nice abs by browsing nice abs photo online everyday to keep my fire burning. I always wanted abs ; but I do not know how to achieve it and in my mind I think I would not be able to achieve it since I do not have time for gym and workout. But a client told me once; I do not need to be in the gym everyday to get what I want as long as I eat right and workout everyday, I can do it at home too. So, I gave it a try and it really happened.  Ya, I know there are a lot of woman out there that have better shapes than me; but for me I have achieved something that really matters to me; my kangaroo pouch has now shrinking and I managed to get quite a nice abs shape. To me this is my biggest achievement after my children.
An exercise a day, keep the doctor away 

In this blog, I would like to share with you all my workout journey; my workout routine and diet that I experimented that helped me get my abs.

From my understanding, FOOD plays huge role in getting lean muscle;  I would say 80% efforts on FOOD; 20% on workout.  so ...








STEP 1: STOP ALL THE CARBS INTAKE FOR THE FIRST 4 Weeks. Let me share with you my diet:

9am: 3 eggs white with 10 blueberries,

1pm: 150g Steamed chicken breast

5pm: 4 eggs white with 10 almonds nut

8pm: 100g Steam brocoli, salad / baked Salmon 100g / Beef Pan Fried 100g/ soup with either chicken or pork rib

10 pm: 3 eggs white 

I do not take whey protein; I only eat natural protein ya...
               
No sweet drinks - only warm  water, warm water with lemon slice;  hot green tea.
It's not easy but eat as clean as possible to get our fat burned. If you survived the first 4 weeks, you can survived the whole journey.  I shared some clean food menu that I created for myself. I tried to make it look as beautiful as possible; so I would not feel bored and excited eating them to make myself happier.

Workout Routine

I was 50kg at the time I started my workout session. Now I am 43kg. How do I lost the 7kg in 75 days? 

 I ran 30-45 minutes - 3 times per week. Besides that, I did routine workout as below: 30 min in the morning before work, 30 min after work.. The best thing was that I did all my workout at home so that I can take care of my children at the same time. All you need are 1 yoga mat, a workout bench, and 2 dumb bells of 5kg to start with.

I did the routine as below... have a look at the below - the workout routines that I did everyday :

1- Run 30 mins 3 times per week for  4 weeks
2- Crunches  30 reps X 3
3- Lunges 15 reps X 3
4- Planks 5 min per day
5- Lifting dumb bells each hand 30 reps 
6- 8 Mins to flat abs
7- Bench workout 

You can choose the above workout and make your own combi and finished it in 30 minute.
Above are some of the workout I tested on myself; and it helped me gained the fitter me, and most importantly my toned abs.  Do not give up, stay as routine as possible for 4 weeks;  you will definitely see the different! Try it and never stop! If I can you can too! 

Some ideas on bench workout

Flat abs workout

                 
               
Workout Bench

Dumb bells


Have a look on the pictures below of the progress of my 75 days of abs transformation.  I hope these sharings can help you achieve what you aimed for.  Woman, you can do it! You just need some patience and determination and a locked mouth hahaha - Say no to rice, fried food and fast food! Have fun!
      




1 week after workout

14 days after workout

21 days
24th day


35th day



41 day
49th day


75 days

Some of the menu of what I ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner during these 75 days..Once you have achieved the body shape you wanted; you can cheat some meal but do remember to do workout everyday to burn the fat off. I hope my sharing motivate you to do workout to stay fit and healthy.


Breakkie menu
Dinner menu- Apple Pork Rib Soup

Salmon and Broccoli- High Protein for dinner

Steamed Chicken Breast for lunch

Japanese Sweet Potato Corn Pork Rib Soup for dinner

Celery Broccoli Blueberries for breakfast

Superfood Protein

Rolled Oat with strawberries with almond nuts for breakfast

Breakfast menu


Salad with eggs and fruits for breakfast



Beef for protein


Eggs with almond and fruits for breakfast


Happy reading!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Tokyo Japan - Is it Expensive?

Shinjuku

Yeah, I know it is 2016, almost a year since I posted my blog... I am way too busy.. juggling with work, kids and workout. So sorry for that.  I will try my best to update my blog as much as I can..Ok, let's us discussed about TOKYO. Is it expensive to visit TOKYO? Can you visit this fascinating city within the  budget of RM 1500-2000? YEAP You CAN!

2015 Oct 19, was the first time I encountered Tokyo and honestly I was so worried that I will get lost due to usual language barrier and unfamiliarity. So I read about Tokyo days and nights trying my best to remember it so I won't get lost.. I went to Tokyo with hubby,my brother and sister. With 4 person in group; we can share cheaper cost on accommodation too.

In this blog I will  share with you on how to save and yet at the same time enjoying Tokyo city.  October is a great time to go as it is not too cold and you can walk as far as you can without taxi and yet you won't feel tired due to the pleasant weather and lovely scenery.

Honestly Tokyo isn't an expensive country if you know how to save and budget. I do not understand why some people would pay RM 7-8k for 5D4N Tokyo trip.. I have friends telling me that we need about 20k to go there. I am so shocked! We only spent Rm2000 per person for the whole 5 days 4 nights in Tokyo. (based on exchange rate 10000 yen for RM 358)


Here we go! I will be sharing with you on how to save on Tokyo Trip! Firstly air ticket, Air Asia EveryOne Can Fly Free Seats OFFER has arrived and I managed to grab 4 air tickets from Kuching -KL-Haneda from 19 Oct -23 Oct 2015 at each RM 771 with AirAsia X... yes and it was a full round flight from Kuching to Kuala Lumpur to Haneda to Kuala Lumpur and back to Kuching... WAH!....RM 771 definitely a great offer for us... and to save more please do not buy seats and luggages since you want to budget.




Airbnb.com for accommodation



Secondly, accommodation. As hotel is very expensive in Tokyo, I would suggest airbnb.com as we rented an apartment near Shinjuku for 4 nights at RM 2000 for 4 sharing which means each we only paid RM 500 for  4 nights stay per person. Hotel will easily cost double (RM 4000) for 4 persons as I have gone through booking.com for the good reviews hotel in Shinjuku. Be hardworking to do some thorough survey thru these websites and  it saved you lot.



Tokyo Subway 24-72 Hour  Ticket

I really do not know what to expect when I reached Tokyo Haneda airport as I arrived,  it was 10.30pm already and I really do not know what time I will be reaching the apartment and was worried if I ever arrived haha...so it is always best to get map from the host with Japanese written instruction so you can get there with the help of locals and taxis( mind that taxi is super expensive in Tokyo..so only used them for emergency )  So once you reach Haneda, walked as fast as you can to the checkout counter so you won't end up in long queue! We were lucky that we get to check out at 11pm and we headed to the subway ticket counter and bought the 24-72 hour ticket. So we bought each 1 X 24 hour ticket and 1X 72 hour ticket to save on 4 days trip within Tokyo as we only want to venture Tokyo Free and Easy ourselves. Total will be 2300 Yen, which is equivalent with RM 83 (depending on the exchange rate).


Budget Per Person RM 2000 - Rm 771(airticket) - Rm 83(Subway Ticket) = Balance RM 1146 (for food etc)

The subway ticket as above is for your tokyo city venture..keep aside and head to train station JR and purchase another ticket to head to Shinjuku.  We prefer train over bus as  I love train so if you want to take bus you can too but it takes longer to reach Shinjuku but no doubt bus will be a little cheaper. We paid 610 yen which is RM 21 for the train to Shinjuku and from Shinjuku we took taxi to the apartments as it was really very late and we have 4 luggages  - RM 35 for the 5 min trip...which can be shared by 4.

Ramen at 12 midnight

Look at the price, it is afterall still affordable



But once we reached Shinjuku we just strolled the road a bit and found this lovely Ramen shop and had our supper. They sell ramen from 500 yen to 800 yen. ( RM15-Rm 28).  I noticed that the whole journey food was not as expensive as they said; if you willing to eat with the locals. Look inside the shop and if you see lots of Japanese with black coat this is definitely  the right place to eat and the food price will be very reasonable. So you can budget RM 20 per meal for 3 meals per day which is Rm 60 per day - RM 240 for 4 days...

RM 1146 - RM 240 = RM 906 balance (for some good food, sushi, emergency taxis haha)


Shinjuku



Shinjuku - We love this place as they sell fresh marinated seafood where you can barbecue yourself. Our bill RM 180 for 4 person sharing..YUMS!!!

Tokyo

Tsujiki Market
TsujikiMarket

Tsujiki market


Asakusa
Sushi Sensoji RM 5 for 2 pieces of Salmon Sushi
Asakusa Sensoji

Harajuku

 I have so many photos taken but I just wanted to attached some just to give you some of the feel of Tokyo street. You can go every district of Tokyo such as Ginza, Harajuku, Shibuya, etc and explore the place according to your convenient and comfort.  As for budget wise, RM 2000 will be more  than enough, not like what they said RM 20k, unless you wanted to buy lots of branded or visit Disney Land which we did not as we wanted to venture the city only.


2016 October which is next month we will be heading to Yokohama and Tokyo (a fully sponsored trip) and will update you guys on that. As for next year, we will be planning for Beijing China and I will keep you updated on how to save and budget for this destination.

Happy Reading! Cheers!

















Saturday, May 30, 2015

Make Up Hacks...


5 USEFUL MAKE UP HACKS







Actually, you don’t have to spend hours and hours of your precious time in front of the mirror to get the perfect makeup look. This is because there are all kinds of useful tricks you can learn that would make applying makeup much easier to ensure that you always have the look you aim for. Below are my favourite five make up hacks that have changed my life!


1.     Turn eyeliner pencil into gel





Hold your pencil eyeliner under flame for about one second and let it cool down for 15 seconds. This will make the eyeliner softer and easier to apply




2.     Check your makeup under different light. Always!







Sometimes you might now have the best light when you apply your makeup in your room. So when you get into your car, for example, check again your makeup. This is because the bright light at the outside may help you see clearer.




3.     How to make your eyes look wider






Sweep your mascara towards your nose and not upwards. This helps to make the lashes look fuller and your eyes bigger.


4.     Learn proper perfume application




Don’t just spray it. You will smell good at first but then the scent will just wear off. Apply it to your warm pulse points to make the perfume last longer. Apply them behind your ear, inside wrist, inside elbow, behind knee and base of throat.





5.     Don’t throw your liquid makeup




Get more out of it and don’t just throw away your liquid makeup in tubes. Cut them open and scoop the remaining into plastic pots or cleaned jars. This is a smart way to save money.