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Thursday, 31 December 2015

Carinn x Invisalign: Of Buttons & Elastic Bands

Posted a photo of this on my Facebook and some friends asked me what this is. It is actually elastic bands used to pull my upper row of teeth back. Throughout my Invisalign journey so far, I can honestly tell you I've never felt so much pain T.T The people around me would've realised that I'm not talking or eating much lately. And the reason is not because of the elastics alone, but something else...

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Beauty: Signature Skin Rejuvenation Laser Facial @ My Skin Gym & Medical Spa [Part 3]

It's not very often that I start off a post with my bare face. Yes, I'm not wearing any makeup here whatsoever and I actually went out with this face.. All thanks to the Skin Rejuvenation Laser Facial that I did at My Skin Gym! PS: This medical aesthetic clinic has now become my favourite place to go for laser facials!

Saturday, 26 December 2015

Carinn x Invisalign: 5 Months Teeth Progress

Hey! It's almost the end of the year, time really flies! I'm on my 20th pair of aligners now, halfway through my treatment! Many of you say you can't really see much difference in my teeth thus far but be patient, my child. It's slowly but surely moving, slowly but surely becoming straighter.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Beauty/ Lifestyle: CiUM, The Kissing Lip Balm

This isn't your ordinary lip balm. There is a love story behind this lip balm. A pilot and his girlfriend were in a long distance relationship. 38,000ft and 2 more hours away, Tom will finally gets to kiss Sandra and make the kissing experience more memorable... Thanks to CiUM, the first kissing lip balm. 

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

[Guest Post] Heels Pump Design Every Woman Should Own feat. Zalora

It's been awhile since my last guest post or even fashion posting. So stoked to be working with Zalora to give you this post! With the year drawing to a close, I'm sure this post will be useful for ladies looking to revamp their wardrobe or even pick out a look for a party perhaps? Read on & enjoy!

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Beauty: Garnier Sakura White Pinkish Radiance Whitening Cream

Happy Saturday! Today is a great day to indulge so why not go for something a little... Pink? There's a perfectly good explanation as to why girls adore this colour. It's feminine, fun and adds a vibrancy to your look. Thanks to Garnier's latest Sakura White range, now you can even incorporate a tinge of pink to your complexion!

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Health/ Beauty: Nano Japan Resvera - Alcohol-Free Red Wine!

What? A review on red wine? Haha kind of, but not really. Although, it'll make my blog seem way more classy though.. This is actually resvera - red wine that looks like wine, tastes like wine, but does not have the alcohol content like wine. Woohoo. Interested to find out more? Read on!

Friday, 11 December 2015

Beauty: Skinsoul Lash It Out! Natural Volume Attack Mascara

Admittedly, I've had these for months and I now only have the time to write about this product :x Well, it's never too late because which girl doesn't wish for naturally long and thick eyelashes? This product will help you achieve just that!

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Carinn x OOTD: Dope Dealer feat. AESTHETERATI

It's a miracle that I still manage to squeeze in a blogpost or two lately despite the super busy schedule, you don't know how much I miss blogging! Anyway, I know it's been so long since my last Carinn x OOTD post, so happy to be back with another one from my recent trip to Malacca - an all black outfit this time that serves a double purpose.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Hair: L'Oreal Hair Moisture Retention Treatment + Hair Colour Touchup @ The Muse Hair Studio [Part 2]

New hair colour within a month? Yes, cos I'm yolo like that.. Just kidding. Unfortunately, some of you may have noticed that my balayage lavendar purple hair faded rather quickly. It left me with blonde/ copper hair and I wasn't really pleased with it, so I headed back to The Muse Hair Studio for a quick touch-up!

Monday, 30 November 2015

Beauty: Swissbel Vitamin B12 Cream PLUS+

I now hold the secret to perfect skin, wanna be friends with me? :p Just kidding.. But seriously.. Lots of beauty bloggers and vloggers have been raving about this cream - Swissbel Vitamin B12 Cream Plus which promises to be the Beauty of Perfect Skin. I must say, the results is really quite unexpected!

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Carinn x Invisalign: Using Lasers to Slim Down My Teeth

'Sup! Now, many of you may know that I did not do any extractions for my Invisalign treatment. So in order for my teeth to move, there needs to be space right? So instead of going through the pain of extraction, I'll be doing Interproximal Reduction (IPR) or slimming for my teeth instead. Previously, I mentioned how my orthodontist will use a metal strip to slim down my teeth during each visit but this time, he did something a little different...

Friday, 27 November 2015

Beauty/ Bath & Body: Dirty Benefits Coffee Scrub

For those who know me, they'll know that I can't drink coffee because it gives me palpitation. So while others enjoy coffee when they go out cafe-hopping, I am more of a tea person. And while others enjoy drinking a good cup of coffee, I enjoy using coffee... On my face & body! ;) Let's get down & dirty!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Hair: Balayage Purple Ombre Hair with The Muse Hair & Scalp Specialist! [Part 1]

Surprise! This is by far the most daring hair colour that I've had! Although it was short-lived, looking at this photo makes me miss my lavendar purple hair again. After having coloured hair for about 5 years, this was also the first time that I bleached my hair! Here's a short recap of the my purple balayage ombre hair journey - how I went from brown-haired plain Jane to this wild-haired girl :D

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Carinn x Invisalign: Adding the Bottom Attachments

After so long, I finally went for another follow-up on my teeth. After my previous post regarding the current state of my teeth, I'm really starting to see and feel prgreass! Who knew two pieces of clear plastic aligners could be so effective huh? Hmm.. I wonder what's in store for me today?

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Eats & Treats: Sushi Mentai @ Taman Bukit Indah

Hope this tantalizing plate of sashimi caught your eye! :p Guess what? It's only RM16.80! In celebration of my dad's birthday last week, we decided to go for Japanese food - our family favourite! One of the popular Japanese food chains now is Sushi Mentai and I decided to treat the family at the Bukit Indah branch. While our meal included lots of sashimi and seafood, it's unbelievable that we only spent RM160 in total! Check out what we ordered.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Fashion/ Shopping: Types of Backpacks for Women @

Ladies, forget the handbag or clutch. There's a much better way to carry your belongings around, and honestly, who doesn't like having both hands free when you're out shopping? Yup, I'm talking about backpacks! One of the reasons I love backpacks are because of how convenient and stylish they are! Did you know there are many styles of backpacks available for women? Coincidentally, I'm looking to buy a backpack and came across these few which I think will interest you as well!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Shopping: Shopee Mega 11.11 Big Sale - Crazy Discounts & Promotions!

Happy 11/11, people! In case you didn't know, 11/11 was commonly known as Single's Day but ever since Alibaba's founder turned this day into the largest online sale day of the year, we have been introduced to many, many great deals on our favourite online sites ever since! I'm so excited that my fave sites are on board for this sale and Shopee is one of them. Yes, the great Shopee Mega 11.11 Sale is happening NOW!

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Carinn x OOTD: A Chequered Affair feat. Jow Fashion

Are you confident? We all have scars, but don't ever let them define you. I'm proud to be wearing this outfit designed by a loving mother and creative designer, Angelle Chang, whose inspiration behind her brand is her son. Angelle's son was born with a left cleft-lip but she wanted people to look at him, not his scars. So, she started JOW Fashion by designing stylish kids wear from traditional Dutch fabric and slowly introduced clothes for grown-ups too to make a difference and inspire everyone to be confident. JOW Junior was nominated for the CFC Youngstars Award by Luna in 2014 and you can watch Angelle's interview here. Trust me, I was truly touched by her passion and love!

Monday, 9 November 2015

Music: Let's Music with KKBOX 90 Days YES (Year End Sale) Promotion!

Are you a music lover? Then I have a treat for you! My current favourite song is definitely Adele's 'Hello', cannot stop playing it! I'm so obsessed with it that I listen to it basically all the time and thanks to TAP by Seeties, I discovered KKBOX. Now I can stream music legally for free, anytime & anywhere!

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Carinn x Invisalign: How to Put On / Take-Off Your Aligners?

Weekends are so precious to me now. I know it seems like I've disappeared all week again but yea, it's been a pretty crazy week at work. It's 3am on a Sunday morning and I'm taking a break from doing work to answer a very important question that a lot of people have been asking me..... How to wear my aligners?

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Lifestyle: Aquabook - Genius Drinking

Please tell me this isn't the prettiest & most eye-catching water bottle you've seen. Yes, it's a WATER BOTTLE! Lately, there has been an ongoing trend on flat and slim bottles to suit most people's busy lifestyle and I was pleasantly surprised to be introduced to Aquabook from Munich, Germany! There is a crowdfunding campaign started to fund this project and guys, this seriously NEEDS to happen! Here's why...

Friday, 30 October 2015

Beauty: SNAILWHITE Suncreen

I recently read somewhere that all the anti-aging products you find on the market are just gimmicks because the best anti-aging tool is... Sunscreen! Even when you're indoors, you should use sunscreen because even UVA rays from your computer screen can cause premature aging (omg)! Well, the all-new Snail White Sunscreen with PA+ SPF50+++++ offers 10 hours long sun protection and promises to be the 'First Step to Delay Aging'. Let's try it out, shall we? 

Wednesday, 28 October 2015


I aim to inspire.
 I want to be inspired.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Bath & Body: Happy Bath Moment with YOKO!

I've been promised a Secret Spa at home, thanks to Natta Cosme. The purpose is to help me to not only get healthy skin, but also save time & money by doing a simple DIY Home Spa with this kit containing just 3 products. I've long heard of the benefits of using milk to pamper the skin (anyone remembers the Dove ads?). This time, I'm trying out YOKO products instead to see how it holds up.

Shopping/ Travel: Earn Cashback when you Book Your Travels with Expedia @!

Oh, hi bloggie! How I've missed you. I'm sorry for ignoring you for a whole week, I've just been so tied up at work + I really need to sleep :( Another confession: I love shopping! (like who doesn't know right?) So when I found out about this site, it actually made me happy + mad at myself at the same time. Wanna know why?

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Carinn x Invisalign: 3 Months Teeth Progress

Hey guys! So without realising, it's been 3 months since I've started my Invisalign treatment. Many people, including my parents and gramma, have been asking me if there are any progress so far, because they can't seem to see it. But I have proof! Here's how my teeth looks like after my 12th set of aligners!

Thursday, 22 October 2015

[Guest Post] Top 3 Autumn Fashion Trends

It's been awhile since my last guest posting and I'm glad that Zoom Media contacted me with this lovely article! Read on if you'd like to know what the top Autumn trends for 2015 are :)

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Beauty: Bourjois Sweet Kiss Gloss & Lash Machine Vol Boosting Fibres

Feels like aeons since my last beauty review, and I'm glad to be back! Now, I believe most of you are no stranger to Makeupalley or Birchbox when it comes to beauty product reviews. Guess what? We have a website just like that too in Asia... and it is MuffinBeauty! I've actually blogged about the Muffin Beauty Box before (find the post here). MuffinBeauty exists because people are always looking online for unbiased online reviews and MuffinBeauty serves as a platform to share genuine & useful information and even make friends with fellow beauty lovers. All you have to do is write 10 reviews on the site and you have the ticket to be a member and redeem products to be reviewed. So, thanks to MuffinBeauty, I'm going to review these two new products from famous Parisian beauty brand, Bourjois today!

Monday, 19 October 2015

Eats & Treats: Union Fashion Bar (UFB)

It's been awhile since my last food review, and boy, do I have a treat for you today! It's not often that I get SO stuffed from eating but because of the very generous and enthusiastic boss of Union Fashion Bar, I got to sample all the top 20 food (yes, 20!) from their extensive menu and I'm here to break it down to you! This photo only shows a portion of the food we sampled that day, so you could imagine how happy our tummies were at the end of the meal.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Lifestyle / Tech: Sudio Sweden VASA Earphones

For the music lovers and trendsetters, it's not uncommon to invest in a pair of good headphones that not only provides great sound quality, but goes great with your OOTDs as well. After all, it's all about wearable tech now right? I've been eyeing these Sudio Sweden headphones since forever so imagine my delight to receive them!

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Shopping/ Tech-Apps/ Lifestyle: Shopee - Buy & Sell on Mobile

Yooo! I'm back, after disappearing for 2 weeks. It's just been so hectic at work and I need my sleep too.. But I'm back now with something for the girls, and it involves SHOPPING! I know many girls are like me. We love shopping, we have a ton of stuff that sometimes we can't really keep track of it all. Instead of letting it go to waste, why not sell it off and earn some extra allowance instead? This is where Shopee steps in.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Home & Living/ Lifestyle: Dream Homes @ The Elysia Park Residence, Medini

Was daydreaming today and I thought... At every point in our lives, we experience different things. We meet new people who leave their footprints in our lives. We make new friends, and we lose some. Your real friends are the ones who accept your differences and stay with you through it all. How many of us are lucky enough to say that we have true friends? 

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Event/ Travel/ Automotive/ Lifestyle: City Bloggers Drive 3 with The All-New Honda City

Happy Hari Raya Haji & public holiday, guys! It's been a crazy week at work, and about to get crazier. I've finally found some time to blog about my trip with Honda two weekends ago! Big 'thank you' to Honda Malaysia for inviting me to be a part of City Bloggers Drive 3. It was a fun-filled and meaningful 2D1N trip filled with lots of first's for me. For instance, I drove on the highway to Ipoh and then went water rafting for the first time in my life... and survived! XD

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Carinn x Invisalign: Slimming Down... My Teeth! Using Interproximal Reduction (IPR)

So I have a confession to make... I went for a slimming session the other day! Stop telling me I'm skinny, guys. I need to slim down too!
Hahaha jkjk. I actually did slimming on my TEETH! Hold up. What's this? Haven't updated about my Invisalign journey for awhile, so here's a quick one! Just went for my orthodontist's appointment last week. I thought he was going to add most attachments (read about it on previous post here) but no....

Monday, 21 September 2015

Health + Giveaway: Ostania Mangosteen Amrita Concentrate by Furley Bioextracts - Premium for Lifestyle

Hey guys, how's your Monday going? It seems like the haze is back, ugh. Please remember to drink more water and keep yourselves hydrated ok. Speaking of drinking, I've heard that juice cleanse is in trend lately. But the thing is, cold-pressed juice can be quite expensive right? How about preparing your own juice everyday, without having to pay much or skip meals?

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Food/ Lifestyle/ Tech-Apps: OpenSnap Application by OpenRice Malaysia

The common question every Malaysian face daily is... "What to eat today?" It's great that we're living in a country that has food in abundance, but we are also faced with the dilemma of choosing what to eat everyday. #firstworldproblems haha. In the era of smartphones, ever wished that you can search for the best food nearby to satisfy your cravings? Luckily, such an app exists.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Beauty: SILKYGIRL "Celebrating 10 Years of Confidence" - [Limited Edition] Moisture Rich Lipcolor & Perfect Stay 20HR Eyeliner

Can you believe it? SILKYGIRL is already 10 YEARS OLD! Which means, I've been using this brand for about a decade as well! My first ever BB Cream was the SILKYGIRL Magic BB Cream which is STILL in production. Bet it's still a hit with tweens and teens that were like the younger me hehe. To commemorate their 10-year anniversary this year, SILKYGIRL has introduced a Limited Edition range of two of their best-selling products at totally awesome prices! Since SILKYGIRL is targeted mainly at young girls & students, I'll be showing you how to create 3 looks using the Limited Edition Moisture Rich Lipcolor & Perfect Stay 20HR Eyeliner, without breaking your budget. 3 simple looks for 3 different occasions, for under RM30.. Now THAT'S something every girl will love!

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Arts & Crafts: 7 Polka Dots - For the Stationery Addicts

New tag for my blog - Arts & Crafts! It's my first time blogging about craft and I hope in the future I'll be able to write more about this. Another passion of mine that I didn't know I had until this year, is stationery! Stickers, to be more exact. Thanks to a couple of friends of mine who are planner addicts, I now know that there is a community of people out there who are actually obsessed with notebooks, planners, journals and what not and equally into stationery and cutesy stuff like I do as well. Just my luck to be sent this 'care package' from one of Malaysia's largest ready stock stationery online shop, 7 Polka Dots.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Fashion/ Shopping: My Top 5 Fashion Picks Under RM100 on Zalora []

Who hasn't heard of Zalora? It's the biggest and fastest growing fashion website in Asia with more than 500 top international and local brands & designers, spanning from thousands of products across men's & women's fashion, shoes, accessories and even beauty products. Besides providing speedy delivery, free delivery with a minimum spend and free return policy, the prices of the items found on Zalora are unbelievable! Now, the best thing to top these benefits would be... That's right, DISCOUNTS! My picks are these 5 items that make up a complete outfit and the best part is, they each cost less than RM100 only!

Saturday, 12 September 2015


Life is a big joker at time. Sometimes when you think everything is going just fine, something stupid has to come along and screw it up.

Friday, 11 September 2015

Event + Giveaway: Reebok Spartan Race Malaysia 2015

Guys & girls, it's time to get down and dirty. It's time to get off your asses and go outside to do some SERIOUS hardcore sports because....

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Beauty: L'Oreal Paris - HydraFresh Range

I've been using L'Oreal Paris products ever since young, whether I realised it or not. From their shampoo in my primary school days to their cosmetics during my teenage years and more. They're definitely one of my go-to drugstore brands and they never disappoint! I've been eyeing this HydraFresh range since forever, and now it's MINE! <3

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Event: 12th Johor Bahru (JB) Arts Festival 2015 (Media Preview)

JB Arts Festival is B A C K! The 12th Johor Bahru Arts Festival 2015 which was founded in 2004, is one of the longest-running arts festival in the country. Look out for music, short sketches, local films and more at this colourful and exciting event this 10th September - 10th October 2015! I myself make it a point to attend at least one show every year.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Eats & Treats: Mad16° Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Bet you've never seen a bar so pretty and colourful like this! Plus points because it's a rooftop bar, something rare in JB! Even though it is only 3 floors high, you can still see the peaceful JB streets at night with cars cruising by and with music as your accompaniment...

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Beauty/ Community: (Now BFFSays) - Unboxing Beauty Box

Which girl doesn't love beauty products? Before buying something, I'm sure most of us would check the Internet for reviews, especially so for expensive products to make sure we're getting our money's worth. Well, what if I told you that locally, there is a platform for you to check all sorts of reviews from bloggers and non-bloggers alike to aid you before making your purchase decision?

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Note to Self: Love Yourself More

This post is mainly for me to read, to look back on in a few months' time. In the midst of chasing material wealth, rushing work to meet deadlines and keeping up with friends, families and social media to please everyone, I realised, I've completely neglected an important person... myself.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Carinn x Invisalign: Attaching the Attachments

Hey Malaysia, Selamat Hari Merdeka! Despite everything, I  my country.
I know, photo is irrelevant but how about a short read on the recent developments of my teeth? ;) If you look closely, you can actually see a tiny difference in my teeth, something added to mark another milestone in my Invisalign journey. I've had attachments added to my upper row of teeth. I know  you've seen me mention this a few times and you must be wondering, what are attachments?

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Eats & Treats: One63 European Bistro & Bar Johor Bahru

It's hard to find a good Western dining place in Johor Bahru, even more so if it's fine dining. Luckily, we are introduced to One63 European Bar & Bistro in Jalan Ngee Heng, in JB Downstown. They are a juxtaposition of old & new - a modern restaurant set in an old shoplot. Don't you just love the Victorian era exterior? Well, One63 may be relatively new (started less than 2 years ago), but they are definitely making waves in the dining scene in JB! 

Friday, 21 August 2015

Carinn x OOTD: Summer in Blue ft. Woopz Bikinis & Beachwear

*shy* I hesitated for a long time before deciding to post these up. Anyway, it's good to step out of my comfort zone once in awhile. Also, it's been awhile since my last Carinn x OOTD post. I'll definitely try and be more hardworking with my fashion posts from now on! Here's a mini sneak peek of some photos from my Phuket trip. Since it's summer all-year round in Malaysia, you girls will definitely want to check Woopz Bikinis out!