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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Beauty/ Shopping: Sephora x Tarte Cosmetics Haul!

I'm basically obsessed with Sephora. I love to window shop in the stores, so much so that I think the BAs in the Johor Bahru branch knows me now because I go there practically every week. :P This year when Sephora Malaysia went online, I was elated.. but my wallet wasn't. Haha. Not many in-store brands are available online yet, but one of my favourite brand Tarte, is! Check out my recent Tarte Cosmetics haul, which I used to create this look!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Beauty: Result of Using The New Realash Cosmetics Eye Products [30-Day Challenge - Part 2]

A few weeks ago, I posted about my unboxing and first impression of REALASH Cosmetics' eye products namely, the Realash Eyelash Enhancer and Brow by Realash. Now it's time to share with you how I use it and the results. I have used the eyelash enhancer previously, so I was pretty confident about the results, looking forward to the brow enhancer's outcome though!

Beauty/ Shopping: Unboxing My August Hermo Haul!

It's no secret that I love shopping on Hermo Malaysia. I've been their loyal customer since 2013, and have watched them grow through their user-friendly website and top-notch customer service. One thing I love about Hermo is that they are constantly adding new brands and the latest item into their ever-expanding collection, which gives me a chance to try out more new products that aren't available anywhere in Malaysia!

Monday, 29 August 2016

Carinn x Invisalign: Aligners vs Retainers - What's the Difference?

Things have been real slow with my teeth aka Invisalign treatment lately.. Since I've been put on retainers (indefinitely), I am currently still awaiting news from the orthodontist and Invisalign Malaysia on the next step.. It's a really long story, but let's not go there for now. Ever since I started my treatment, I've had friends who are curious how my aligners look like. There are also friends who have worn braces who are curious what are the difference between aligners and retainers. Lemme try and break it down to you in this post!

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Home & Living/ Lifestyle/ Event: TWC Concept Showroom (Jubin BMS) 1st-ever Press Conference

From left: Eunice, me, Kim, Eryn
Yeap, this is going to be another Home & Living post, something I don't always talk about on my blog but feel it's necessary as I'm growing older and will be a homeowner soon (hopefully). My Ma Cherie girls and I were invited to attend the first ever press conference organised by TWC Concept to take a tour around their new showroom and learn more about their products. I must admit, it was really quite interesting!

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Fashion: Things to Look For in a Modern Prom Dress Shop

As you may or may not know, I've been on the hunt for a good formal wear to wear to my aunt's wedding at the end of this year for quite awhile now. As much as I appreciate online shopping, sometimes there are things that cannot be avoided and you'd still need to go to a physical store ultimately to try on dresses. Here are some tips on how to shop for a prom dress or formal wear for that special occassion!


Friday, 26 August 2016

Beauty: [MASK WEEK] Gobdigoun 곱디고운 Placenta Power Bio Cellulose Gel Mask & 24K Golden Cream

It's the final post for Mask Week on my blog, so let's end it with a bang! Once again, I got to try out these unique products, specially imported from Korea! I somehow find that my skin agrees more with Korean skincare most of the time, but lets see if this works just as well. What's unique about these Gobdigoun skincare is the fact that they have incorporated the goodness of sheep placenta into their products! Sounds gross, but it's actually an expensive beauty ingredient used in many luxury skincare!

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Beauty: [MASK WEEK] My Secrets of Beauty Mask (MSB)

"Beauty does not require much effort, with little love and care, beauty never fades away". Totally agree with this statement, which is why I spend a lot of time on my skin. But with all the stress and external environmental factors (like HAZE which just came back today...), we need all the help we can get. I recently got my hands on this My Secrets of Beauty mask set and I will be attempting to do a 7-day mask challenge because I want to see if doing a facial mask everyday really helps to improve your skin as claimed. And yes, I should make a disclaimer that throughout this Mask Week, all the masks have been tried prior to this at different time intervals, hence the different condition of my skin from each review.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Beauty: [MASK WEEK] Ettang Modelling Take-Out Cup Pack

You must be wondering.. What am I doing here? Recently, these powder masks that turn into rubber modelling masks have been on the rise. I've found it quite intriguing and couldn't wait to get my hands on it. Little did I realise, my beautician has been using this kinda mask on me during facials.. XD Which made me think that this would be so cool to try at home too, since they work so well in the salon!

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Beauty: [MASK WEEK] Charis 'Try Me' - INSbyN 인스바이엔 Vita Brightening System Mask BX

Korean actress Han Chae-ah loves this mask, so if you love her, you should totally read this review if you wish to get glowing skin like hers! My skin has been feeling dehydrated, rough and dull lately so once I laid my hands on this INSbyN 인스바이엔 Vita Brightening System Mask BX, I knew I had to try it out and rescue my skin! This mask makes for the perfect addition to my Mask Week series as I love bio-cellulose mask!

Monday, 22 August 2016

Beauty x Giveaway: [MASK WEEK] Dr. Morita Ultra Slim Facial Masks & Snail Essence Watery Cream

Hey ladies! I decided to do something a little different this week (and actually force myself to be more hardworking in posting on my blog) XD I'll be doing a Mask Week this week where I'll be introducing a different mask that I've tried out and share my review everyday. For this first mask set from Dr. Morita, I'll be reviewing it with a special guest which is my sister! To make this series extra special, we'll be doing a giveaway as well so make sure you read till the end to find out more!

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Shopping: Time to Save Money with Groupon Coupons!

Let's be honest here. Who doesn't like to have that extra buck or two in your wallet? What if I told you that it's possible to fulfil your shopping needs, but still save money at the same time? Some of you may or may not know, but I am currently freelancing so every cent counts when it comes to saving money. Believe it or not, this is actually a trick that I learnt from my mother, an avid Groupon user! She uses this coupons-saving site all the time to buy dining vouchers or merchandises, and I've picked up on this skill to help me save some money while enjoying life!

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Beauty: How-to Create My Everyday Natural Makeup Look with Cuepido Cosmetics

Ola! I'm so excited to be doing this for what I think is the first time on my blog - a how-to tutorial on how I create my everyday makeup look! I would've done a video, but I don't have the skills to do professional editing and such so I tried my best to make these photos and GIFs as clear as possible :p Anyway, these are the latest products that I'm OBSESSED with. They are from Cuepido Cosmetics and they offer luxurious and healthy skin-loving products that are comparable to the big brands out there (I kid you not)! Continue reading to see what I got from them :)

Monday, 15 August 2016

Fashion/ Shopping: Affordable Gowns & Dresses from Modabridal

There are many occasions in life that calls for a little glamour, and of course your wedding day is one of those days. You don't get to be a bride everyday, but you still wish to own a beautiful gown or two right? One of the biggest struggles I face is not being to find elegant dresses in stores in Malaysia, so I tend to turn to online stores for help. Coincidentally, I found this store called Modabridal that specialises in beautiful gowns and dresses for special occasions!

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Eats & Treats: Garden Ritz @ Little Paris

Photo credits to Lerler
Hey guys! Sorry I haven't been active lately, just hit a rut and decided to take a break. But I'm back now, you can expect more posts from me regularly! :) Well, let's talk about something that everyone loves - FOOD! I've frequented Little Paris a few times to chill, but never had the chance to try the food there. Finally got the chance to drop by with a bunch of friends for a nice meal and chatter. Not forgetting, the place has such a nice atmosphere and interior, we really had a great time! Psst.. This place is totally Instagram-worthy, click to view more photos!

Friday, 12 August 2016

Event x Giveaway: Spritzer Slide the City is Coming to Johor Bahru!

It's going to be big. REALLY big - unlike anything that you've ever seen before. Don't know what I'm talking about? I'm sure you have heard about Spritzer Slide the City that made its smashing debut in Putrajaya last year. Trust me, I was green with envy when I saw that thousands of Malaysians, including some of my friends, had the chance to experience this giant slide while I was sitting at home scrolling through Facebook LOL. But good news!! Following the overwhelming response in Melaka and Kuantan, Slide the City is now COMING TO JOHOR!

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Home & Living/ Lifestyle/ Tech: 1st Philips Malaysia Brand Store in Johor!

First off, hearty congratulations to Philips Malaysia are in order for the official launch of the very first Philips Brand Store in Johor, and it also happens to be their 2nd store in Malaysia! According to a report by Nielsen, the most successful retailers and manufacturers use the best elements of a physical store combined with a strong digital presence to deliver seamless customer experiences, and Philips seems to be doing just that. I was invited to pay a visit to the store in Sutera Mall to check out the array of products available.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

[Guest Post] Colour Treated vs Fancy Colour Diamonds

Image by Oussaief Imen via Flickr

Ever heard of the saying, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend?" Well, the saying is not wrong because who wouldn't love to indulge in something so beautiful and classy? The shimmering glow is enough to pull the heartstrings. Of course, the existent of coloured diamonds can make a girl swoon even more! Here's all you need to know about colour-treated vs natural coloured diamonds.


Friday, 5 August 2016

[Guest Post] Bright Culture Tuition Centre Helps Singapore Students Achieve Their Potential

Wow, it's not often that I speak about education-related content on my blog, but this is one that I feel is worth sharing, what with the ongoing buzz about education in Singapore. I myself have cousins who are studying there and I know how competitive it is. It's no wonder that more & more students are opting to go for after-school tuition lessons. Well, Bright Culture, one of the leading tuition centres in Singapore has something different to bring to the table and hopefully, it'll help you young readers who are reading my blog!


Monday, 1 August 2016

Hair: HanBang Korean Scalp Spa by Govin Hair JB

If you've been keeping track of my InstagramFacebook or Snapchat (@carerynn), you'll know that I have recently gotten a new haircut! Well, it's just a trim and I have bangs now. Not only that, I have also done a hair treatment by HanBang Korean Scalp Spa. As you may guess from the name, the hair spa mainly focuses on doing scalp treatment and what makes it so special is the fact that only natural Korean herbs are used for the process - no chemicals involved!