29 May 2014

Which one are you? Whisper Cottony Clean or Whisper Ultra?

The time I hate the most every month is end of the month, at least 3 days will be a dreadful, painful and uncomfortable day. Menstrual pain is never fun! But thank goodness Whisper is here to save the day! I have been using Whisper since I cannot remember when and I am glad that they have come up with a new way to make my miserable day more comfortable and bearable to go through!

Whisper is now available in Whisper Ultra and Whisper Cottony Clean. Both are build in with blue lock core to lock in moisture for cleaner protection and drier feel.

Both pads smell amazingly fresh and designed with circles on them to prevent all-sides leakage. No more worries even for the active ladies!

Aside from being comfortable and feeling dry down there, menstrual cramps is inevitable. Some of you may know that yoga does wonders when it comes to alleviating your cramps. I had fun time with mYoga,Plaza Damas learning few tricks that with help me in my coming menstrual pain.

I personally enjoy the Whisper Cottony Clean more as I prefer the smooth and soft texture of the pad. Which one will you go for?

07 April 2014

HCG Diet - Three weeks update (on food, weight etc).

It has been three weeks after I started my HCG program with Mediviron UOA Clinic. Did I lose weight? Hahaha.. That would be your ultimate question am I right? Or do you have other things that you would want to know? Please let me know through the comments.

The past three weeks (Phase 3) were interesting. Discovery of new low fat and low carbs recipe every single day. Not forgetting how rewarding each day when the scale shows that I am getting lighter. Hahaha. I started off with 65.1kg and my ideal weight is 52kg. That is a lot of kgs to shed! According to Dr Lasheela, after this program their customer would normally lose about 5 to 8 kgs.

During my program, internet is my best friend. They have tonnes of delicious recipes online to follow without guilt! For lazy day I would normally have cabbage chicken soup! It is my favourite!

This cabbage chicken soup is amazingly tasty and super easy and fast to prepare!

With the help of the injection and diet plan given by Dr Lasheela I proudly lose 5.5kgs in total. I lose most of my weight on the first week and continue losing each week. Water is my best friend. Even before the program, which probably explains why I rarely feel hungry.

I do not have any health related issues but during the program I have cut down sugar and oily food from my diet which resulted in better cholesterol level as well as sugar level. With this program, I am forced to be more health conscious by examining what I feed my body and how it affects me. Consultation with Dr Lasheela helps a lot in learning the power food that will give the best result with the program. No doubt that this program requires high discipline and regular review with the Dr is needed BUT it is worth it! I went back once a week to make sure I am on track and to get free motivational talk. Hahaha.

I completed my program last two weeks and I am now in Phase 4 (no injection). In this phase I am allowed to eat anything except sugar and carbohydrates. The first food that went in my tummy was fried chicken. Hahaha. This phase, even without the injection, it is crucial. If you are interested to know the phases in HCG program, you can always call Mediviron UOA Clinic to inquire or read from here.

If you are interested in joining this program, it will cost you RM2,300 which includes a diet plan, HCG injections and weekly review on your weight. 

For more information:

If you have any query, please do ask me!

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Dentiste' Plus White Nighttime Toothpaste

Bad breath is equally bad as body odour. There are so many brands out there that claims to be refreshing, fight bacteria and reduce bad breath, from past experience, they did not work. For instance, mouth wash, yes they keep my breath fresh but only few hours long. I say max 3 hours. Don't even get started on chewing gum. When I am having bad breath day, I never chew gum. They made my breath worse! Yucks! Until I found this. A herbapeutic toothpaste. Hahaha. I don't know if "herbapeutic" exist but that's what on the bottle.

I received a full size sample from Hermo Malaysia together with Dr Barman three headed super brush (what comes to mind is Medusa) to try. Toothpaste is probably the least interesting item to try out (at least to me) but this exceed my expectation.

What is on the packaging
Naturally helps inhibit night-time bacteria that cause bad morning breath. Helps whiten and protect while you sleep.

Active ingredients :
  1. 14 natural extracts - natural antiseptics and antibacterials that helps prevent oral bacteria, gum diseases and bad breath. (Eucalyptus, Clove, Fennel, Anise, Salvia, Catechu, Commiphora, Cinnamon, Myrrhis, Chamomila, Ratanhia, Mint, Glycyrrhiza and Sage.)
  2. Xylitol - Natural sweetener found in fruits and vegetables that odour-producing bacteria cannot feed on, so it helps decrease the growth of oral bacteria.
  3. CDX (Cyclodextrin Complex) - Helps eliminate bad morning breath by trapping bad smell and prolonging fresh breath.
  4. Silica Complex - Micronised silica complex helps get rid of plague without destroying natural tooth enamel.
  5. Stable Vitamin C - An antioxidant that protects cells against damage and heals wounds for healthier gums.

From two weeks of use, Dentiste' Plus White Nighttime Toothpaste does what it says when it comes to reducing bad breath in the morning. It does helps in reducing the sensitivity that I have as well. However, not many may like the taste of it. The toothpaste does not foam as much as regular toothpaste because it does not contains  Sodioum Laureth Sulphate (which is good as it will be more gentle to the gums), taste minty but on the milder side. Leave your mouth feeling refreshed but without the strong mint taste.

I am a fan of strong mint flavor toothpaste, but I feel this toothpaste is worth the switch!!!

So, in a nutshell, is this toothpaste worth purchasing?
Yes, if you have bad breath and concerns about oral hygiene. Coffee drinkers and smoker will love this too.

This product is made in Thailand and with halal stamp :) 

            Where to buy?
The toothpaste is available online at Hermo Malaysia, link.
Few sizes are available and the prices are
- RM12 for 60g
- RM18 for 120g

So share with me, will you purchase this to improve your breath?

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21 March 2014

Beautiful Bali Day 2 - Pasar Ubud, Ibu Oka, Bali Safari & Marine Park and Naughty Nuri's

**Slightly non-halal post**

Bali post is going up much slower than I thought it would be. Oh well, the beauty of being a working adult with 4 cats at home. Hahaha.. Since this trip was over a year a go, all the tiniest details, I definitely have forgotten. But still, I will try my best to throw in prices whenever possible to make budgeting easier.

Summary of day two : 

Day two started in Pasar Ubud. We reached Pasar Ubud around 12 noon for lunch at Ibu Oka, they are famous for their babi guling and I couldn't understand why. My Daiso RM5 cap save my face from getting sunburn. Cheap stuff can be good too.

Finally we get to try the famous Babi Guling. Verdict: The pork skin was not crispy and the dish itself tasted weird. But gotta give their "sambal" a thumbs up! Super hot and spicy and delightful.
Their shop is very easy to locate, or you can just tell your driver to drop you off there itself. The total bill if I remembered correctly, was not that expensive. It was average (Rp40,000 to Rp100,000 per meal), but I would not recommend this. Not my cup of tea. I prefer our locally available "siu yuk"/ roasted pork/ suckling pig. Save your money and eat your heart out at Naughty Nuri's!

We were lucky to have found a place to seat indoor instead of under the scorching weather. They have low tables and you will have to seat on the floor. By the time I am done with my lunch, I couldn't feel my feet. Hahaha..

(Clockwise) Orange juice, nasi + babi guling spesial, sambal and nasi + babi guling pisah.

I expected the pork skin (top right) to be very crispy, instead it was tough and chewy. How disappointing. Like I said their "sambal" was delightful. The orange juice was disappointing too. Nonetheless, we walked out with stuffed belly.

Compared to our local roasted pork / suckling pork, their suckling pig's skin is very shiny..

If your parents or grandparents is wearing dentures, you might want to skip this. The pork meat and skin is tough even for my teeth..

Address: Jl. Tegal Sari No. 2 Ubud, Ubud
Phone: (0361) 976345 / (0361) 2077490

After lunch, I was planning on going for elephant ride. Unfortunately, we had communication hiccups with the driver and he brought us to Bali Safari & Marine Park instead. If you had visited Singapore Zoo in the past, you probably want to skip this. Nothing much here and the entrance fee is very expensive. We paid USD49 for Jungle Hopper, which includes Safari ride, Bali Agung show and water park.

I would say the most worthwhile time spent in Bali Safari was their Safari ride. You get to see the animal up-close as you traveled in fully air-conditioned truck, going in and out small river. It was fun!

The super up-close shot. Come to think of it now, the ride was a little risky. Hahaha

One of the most unforgettable experience at Bali Safari is making fresh paper from dried poo. Yup, you read it right. Poo~p.

Surprisingly, poo that were used to make the paper did not stink so bad. I had my fare share in pressing the paper too.

Next we visited the Kampung Gajah (Elephant village), you can see various elephants here. Not so interesting unless you are an elephant lover?

Lastly, we watched their famous show, Bali Agung.

Their set up and costumes were very pretty, but I don't quite enjoy this kind of show. I guess, Barong dance will interest me more. You can see more pictures on their official website here.

The journey to Bali Safari & Marine Park is quite far, approximately 1 hour. Since we started our day quite late and we spent a good 5 hours in Bali Safari, by the time we reached Ubud it was already dinner time. This time we decided to go for Naughty Nuri's. I have heard so much good things and rave about this place. I can happily say, the food there met my expectation! Sadly, I didn't get to try many variety of food because the two of us just can't possible gobble down a pork ribs and still have space for another meat.

The highlight of the night. Super tender and juicy with excellent sweet and tangy marinate! Perfect charring on the outside gives you excellent smoky flavor.. Ahhhh~~ This is love on first bite! I just suck the meat off the bones! This define delicious ribs I tell you. They were that GOOD! Of course aside from this amazing pork ribs, we ordered something else.

Please don't ask me why the bf have to order babi kecap manis and chap cai (pork in sweet soy sauce and stir fry mixed vegie). He got hooked with the simple dishes because according to him, the dinner we had by the road side the day before was sooooo yummy! The beef burger was ok. Had better and banana smoothies was thick and filling. The ribs was priced at Rp89,000 and I couldn't remember the rest. My bad. The only downside of this place is, it might be a lil dirty for some. 

Ok maybe not a little but no worries for me. I have steel tummy. Hahaha.

Address: Jalan Batubelig, 41 (Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta, Bali)
Phone: (62) 0361 847 6722
Email: mail@naughtynurisbali.com
Website: http://www.naughtynurisbali.com/

We went back to the villa with happy stuffed belly! It is time to dip in the giant tub. Till my next post!

12 March 2014

KOSE - SEKKISEI Lotion Mask first impression + GIVEAWAY!!!

Soft, snowy, translucent and even skin tone. Which girl in their right mind wouldn't want that?! If you are interested I am giving you a chance to win a pack of SEKKISEI Lotion Mask, BUT! Don't jump to the end yet! You need to read through because in order to win you will need to answer 2 questions. They are simple, don't worry.

KOSE, I think need no introduction. You see them in every established departmental store. Their brand have been around even before Malaysia was born. As to date they have been in the market for 68 years! And thank you Nuffnang for giving me the opportunity to attend the workshop. 

The highlight of this workshop was to educate and introduce to us the amazingness of SEKKISEI Lotion that can be doubled up as a MASK! This lotion mask will be the remedy that we need in this scorching weather.

The lotion is fortified with extracts of Chinese Pearl Barley, Melothria Heterophylla, Angelica and Licorice, which is known to be nourishing for the skin and promote fine-textured, hydrated “snow-white” skin.

Before applying the lotion mask, we were asked to remove any face makeup with their Cleansing Cream.

This will remove any waterproof and long lasting makeup on your face. 
That is a lot of foundation!!! Hahaha..

Next it is lotion mask time!

Last but not least,

The result is:

My first impression:

I like the concept of the lotion mask, fast and at the same time did not compromise on the great things you shower your skin with. The preparation to use the lotion mask took less than 3 minutes, and no rinsing off is required! How great is that? This pampering mask is suitable to be used on daily basis and the after feel is NOT sticky at all. After first trial, my skin feel smooth and fresh! 

A little summary of the product  ;)
  • The product have been around and loved since 1985. Can be applied on face, neck, body and to be used as mask.
  • 3 main ingredients - Chinese pearl barley, Melothria Heterophylla and Angelica and Licorice.
  • Its benefits - Refreshing, whitening, prevent pigmentation, freckles and dehydration.
  • Texture - Cloudy semi tick consistency, absorbed pretty quick.
  • Where to buy? - any KOSE counters.
  • Price - 200ml (RM170), 360ml (RM260)

Before I end I have to post at least one group photo didn't I? 

It is GIVEAWAY time!

PRIZES : 1 pack of SEKKISEI Lotion Mask for each winner. (34 WINNERS in total)

HOW TO WIN : Follow me via Google Friends Connect and on Instagram (@nicolesmirror)  Link are all on the right bar.
1. What are the 3 main ingredients used in KOSE Sekkisei Lotion Mask?
2. Name one of the benefits of the KOSE Sekkisei Lotion Mask.

Terms & condition:
  1. I have 34 masks to be given away to 34 winners.
  2. Giveaway is based on first come first serve basis (provided you follow the steps above and answer the questions correctly)
  3. This giveaway is open for anyone who have address in Malaysia.
  4. Giveaway period 12 March 2014 to 12 April 2014.
  5. Winners list will be announced on 13 April 2014 and prizes will be dispatched via normal post on 17 April 2014.
  6. Judges decision are final :P Prizes are sponsored by KOSE Malaysia and postages are sponsored by me XD.

Aside from this giveaway KOSE Malaysia is organising a contest to find their Miss Cinderella. If it is your dream to be one, head to their Facebook Page to find out more information.

You can find KOSE Malaysia on any of the links below:

More info on SEKKISEI Lotion Mask : https://apps.facebook.com/sekkisei_lotion
Miss Cinderalla contest page and details : http://tinyurl.com/m6pn79x

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