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2017 New Year Goals

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2017 New Year Goals
Hi guys, this post isn't a mistake. Yes I do know that it is already the end of February, and this might be a little to late post but at least I'm getting it done before I forget the goals I set at the start of the year. I actually listed all of these on the eve of 2017 New Years. 

It's been stuck in my phone notepad since then and I thought that jotting this down on my blog would give me a better reminder and I would be able to look back on these goals I made in the future.

Before I list down my goals for 2017, just want to recap 2016. 2016 has been an amazing year. There were a lot of memorable moments, from getting my first job, graduating from degree, traveling to Japan for the first time and reaching 4 MILLION VIEWS on my blog. Am really thankful for all of the blessings given and I thank God for each of them.

Jacquelyn's Graduation
Getting My First Job
My Graduation
Traveling to Japan (Summer & Autumn 2016)

It's always good to look back once in a while, so that you'll be able to plan ahead. I still can't believe that I will be turning 25 this year. So many times to do, but so little time. Hopefully this time, I would be able to achieve all of my 2017 New Year Goals.
1. Take Care Of Me
- Exercise and get strong (lose 10kg if possible)
- Be happier. Laugh more, give more and care less.
- Learn to cook more
- Spend less and save more (RM 10k)

2. Be Productive
- Blog once a week (Reach 6 Million views on the blog)
- Be on time (especially for church)

3. Grow
- Learn how to use Photoshop, Premiere Pro and Illustrator
- Organise and declutter the unnecessary
- Work smarter, not harder
- Speak as much Korean as possible (I actually took an exam for beginners class and passed!)

What about you? What are your New Year Goals?

Have a great day ahead! 
Don't forget to love yourself
xx

The Miracle Duo You Need In Your Life

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The Miracle Duo You Need In Your Life
Let me first start out by asking how many people you know who have gone under the knife or needles for the sake of beauty? For me, as time passes and as I’m getting older, I hear that it’s normal to get fillers done on your face to give your face the extra boost or firmness. Some may be bold but I don’t feel comfortable going through any procedures involving needles or cutting part of my face to achieve the beauty goals I want.
Lucky for me, I received a skin care product focused on renewing the skin from within, plumping surface cells for a dramatic transformation without the need for fillers. I know I’m just 24 turning 25, but I guess this is the time to start on anti-ageing skin care.
I got a chance to try out the new and improve Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo which are Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence and Micro-sculpting Cream (Day & Night). You can have your car seat without a seat belt right? With the #MiracleDuo together, it forms better results as it boost and renews the skin together.

Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence
I think most of us know when we age, we get slower in physical speed but did you also know that internally our skin cell energy declines too? Our skin ability to maintain radiance and firmness becomes harder, which causes our skin to look dull and tired. 
To avoid this, Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence contains Golden Amino Peptide that helps to boost cell energy by 35% to strengthen skin and to boost production of collagen for firm and younger skin appearance.  Also, the main function is to help boost penetration of anti-aging ingredients of your moisturizer to increase skin cell metabolism and renewal. Hence, this product works best when used with the Micro-sculpting Cream (Day or Night). It’s best used in your skin care routine after cleanser and before your moisturizing cream.
Application review: I love how the bottle have a child lock function which does not allow the product to be easily opened unless the top of the cap is pressed down before turning the cap open. Also to apply the product, you can easily use the dropper applicator to control the amount of product you need.
Texture Review: It’s a thick transparent liquid texture. I initially thought I have to wait for a few minutes for the product to be absorbed into my skin, but in a mere minute, my skin has already absorbed the liquid in. (maybe my skin is feeling like a Sahara desert!)
Result: Instantly I could feel my face was softer, smoother and more hydrated. It also didn’t leave any greasy feeling after usage. As time passes, I felt it definitely helps my moisturizer absorb faster.


PRICE: RM 63.80
Overall Review: 4.5/5 Stars
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
This came just in time for me as I just ran out of my moisturizer and I wanted to try out a new one to help hydrate my skin. My skin is a combination of oily and dry at times, so I needed to find one that won’t make me break out on my face.
Application review: Was a bit sad that this cream didn’t come with a tiny scooper.
Texture review: It looks rich and thick but absorbs easily into my skin.
Result:  I didn’t feel greasy throughout the day after applying it, which is the most important factor for me. Over time, my skin texture felt better and smoother, softer and non-greasy. I also noticed that my pores became smaller, yay!

PRICE: RM 54.80
Overall Review: 4/5 Stars
Olay Regenerist Mirco-Sculpting Night Cream
Application review: Same as the cream above, it didn’t come with a tiny scooper.
Texture review: It’s semi-transparent and feels cooling on the skin.
Result: I love how it absorbs super-fast before I go to bed, which is great because I don’t like lying on my pillow with a sticky face full of skincare products. In the morning when I wake up, I feel that my face is firmer, smoother, hydrated and softer. Plusm I look less dead after applying the product the night before.
PRICE: RM 54.80
Review: 4/5 Stars

For more information of the products featured, head on over to THIS WEBSITE
Hope this review helps those who are looking for a product to help hydrate, smoother and reduce wrinkles for their skin. Remember it’s always better to be safe than sorry. It’s never too late to start anti-aging products now :D
Have a great week y’all!
xx

My Green Tea Latte Party With BOH Tea Malaysia

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My Green Tea Latte Party With BOH Tea Malaysia
Picture this, gorgeous afternoon in the city with my friends at a rustic cafe sipping a green tea latte. Sounds amazing right? That's exactly what went down at BOH Green Tea Latte Party at Merchant's Lane.


Remember the giveaway passes to a tea party I had on my instagram (here)? Well this was the event! Everything was decorated and infused with green tea in mind, from drinks to desserts!

Winners of the giveaway passes: Chia Hou, Jamie Lee, Mei Ai, Chris Lim & Andrew Lim

BOH recently launched it's all new Green Tea Latte for all green tea lovers out there. It's made with Japanese power and infused with Stevia Leaf extract as a natural sweterner, which is low in calories! The BOH Green Tea Latte packet comes in 12 sachets at RM 14.30, which you can enjoy either cold or hot Green Tea goodness.

BOH Green Tea Latte | 12 sachets for RM 14.30
Hot Green Tea Latte
Cold Green Tea Latte

Love how smooth and aromatic the BOH Green Tea Latte was. Perfect to pair with desserts. I especially loved drinking the Green Tea Latte Cold, just right to help cool down on a hot afternoon.

Us enjoying our #GreenTeaLatteMoment
Picture Credit: Loh Chia Hou

If you guys are ever in KL, you have to check out Merchant's Lane! I couldn't help but to take a couple of shots while I'm there. Love the cafe's decoration and lighting. Perfect for insta-worthy pictures.

For more information on BOH Green Tea Latte, head on over to their website or Facebook Page.

BOH GREEN TEA LATTE
12 Sachets | RM 14.30


Have a beautiful day ahead!
xx

New Fresh Fruity Skincare | Mary Kay Botanical Effects

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New Fresh Fruity Skincare | Mary Kay Botanical Effects
Let's talk about skin care. I still remember as a high school student, I only only used cleanser as my only skin care routine. Why if you ask? Well, I didn't know what toner or moisturizer was. Sounds hard to believe right? Well if I could share with my 17 year old me and everyone else that is as confuse about skincare (but don't know who to ask), let me introduce to you my  5 Step Skin Care Routine with Mary Kay Botanical Effects.

We all know the drill, 1st - cleanse your face. But what comes next?  

With Mary Kay Botanical Effects Revamped Skin Care line, it's easy to get started plus am totally loving their new fresh packaging. There are a total of 5 products in Mary Kay Botanical Effects - Botanical Effect Gel Cleanser, Botanical Effect Exfoliating Scrub, Botanical Effect Toner, Botanical Effect Moisturizer and Botanical Effect Moisturizer Lotion SPF30.

INGREDIENT 
This Botanical Effect range are filled with Dragon Fruit extracts which is best known to be rich in antioxidants to help fight skin-damaging free radicals! It also contains fatty acids, several B-complex vitamins (which includes "anti stress vitamin" B1 (thiamin), plus B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin), along with minerals like iron, calcium and phosphorous. Aloe Vera is the second key extract which gives your skin the extra boost for antioxidants that help to provide healthy skin, cell turnover, contain high vitamin E and help maintain skin's moisture barrier. Also did you notice the packaging colour matches the 2 key ingredients - dragon fruit (pink) and aloe vera (green).

PRODUCTS

BOTANICAL EFFECTS GEL CLEANSER
127 g | RM 75
Use your cleanser in the morning and night. Love the fact that it's a gel cleanser, which is more gentle to the skin as compare to foam type. If you're having dry or sensitive skin, this gel cleanser would be more suited for you. The gel cleanser cleans deeply and effectively and even dissolves all traces of oil. Which leaves your face fresh, clean and smelling sweet.


BOTANICAL EFFECTS EXFOLIATING SCRUB
88 ml | RM 75
Use your exfoliating scrub morning or night after gel cleanser 2-3 times a week. Love the lovely scent that comes along with the scrub. You can feel the fine beads in the gel gently exfoliating your skin to remove dead and dull skin. Which leaves your pores feeling free and your face feeling clean.

BOTANICAL EFFECTS TONER
147 ml | RM 75
Use your toner in the morning and night after cleansing/scrub. Apply the toner around your face and neck to remove traces of dirt. This helps to brighten up your complexion as you wipe away your dull dead skin cells along with any remaining dirt or oil. Either use a cotton pad or apply the toner on your face.

BOTANICAL EFFECTS MOISTURIZER
85 g | RM 85
My favourite part of the skin care routine. Moisturize! Use your moisturizer day and night after applying your toner. Just like how our body needs water, so does our skin! Apply the moisturizer on your face and neck. It's lightweight quick absorbing gel does not feel sticky and leave skin feeling moisturize all day long.

BOTANICAL EFFECTS MOISTURIZER LOTION SPF 30
50 ml | RM 65
Use your moisturizer lotion SPF 30 only during the day as it protects your skin from the sun. It's white creamy texture will help protect your skin from the sun along with moisturizing it. It's like a 2 in 1 deal!

APPLICATION METHOD
Here is my current day and night skin care routine Mary Kay Botanical Effects.
Morning - Gel Cleanser, Exfoliating Scrub (only use 2-3 times a week), Toner, Moisturizer and Moisturizer Lotion SPF 30
Night - Gel Cleanser, Exfoliating Scrub (only use 2-3 times a week), Toner and Moisturizer


Hope this helps those who are new to skin care and are looking for a new starter brand of skin care. If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment below or you can contact Mary Kay to find out more about their products.

MARY KAY INDEPENDENT BEAUTY CONSULTANTS
03 - 7711 7500

Have a great day ahead!
xx

Delightful Asian Fusion Winter Menu at 103 Coffee Workshop C180

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Delightful Asian Fusion Winter Menu at 103 Coffee Workshop C180
Can you believe that it's already January? Any of you still having Christmas withdrawal symptoms? Especially having some wholesome Christmas dishes? Recently I went to a cafe to test out their Asian fusion winter menu. 103 Coffee Workshop C180 Cafe is located at Cheras Selatan.
One look at their cafe and you can view their contemporary minimalist themed cafe. I went during Christmas time hence the snowflakes decoration. The cafe is family friendly for meals together, I really can't understand cafes that have low tables and chairs which makes it hard to enjoy a proper meal or even coffee at times (I guess i'm too old for all the hipster furniture LOL).

There are 6 dishes for their Winter Menu, which are both a mix of western and Asian cuisines. 

Ratatouille
RM 19.90
Inspired by the French and memorable to all who watched the lovable Disney movie is the ever famous wholesome dish. Instead of the usual, this Ratatouille is served as a stew with cheese baked vegetables along with sunny side up and garlic toast!

Goma Yaki Udon
RM 15.90
Want a light meal? Well why not try having your Udon with Japanese Sesame Salad Dressing Sauce.

Orange and Smoked Duck Salad
RM 19.90
Love the thickness and tenderness of the smoked duck along with mixed green leaves, orange, cherry tomatoes, spicy wedges covered in house marmalade dressing and  orange candy.

Smoked Duck Breast Aglio Olio
RM 19.90
Spaghetti aglio olio with sliced smoked duck breast, button mushroom and arugula. Great that it wasn't oily and matched splendidly with the tomatoes, cheese and mushroom.

Thyme and Lemongrass Infused with Roast Spring Chicken
RM 32.90
Aromatic roast spring chicken with spicy wedges, mixed green and chili & pineapple jam. This ought to be my favourite dish of the bunch. Usually for Christmas there would be a Turkey to share with the entire family but with this spring chicken, you can indulge it all on your own.

Teriyaki Chicken Don
RM 16.90
If you feel like you want something familiar, then go for the standard Japanese cuisine chicken teriyaki rice bowl served with spring egg.

Aside from the unique Japanese fusion food, a cafe is never complete without coffee. Especially to up your instagram game with a latte picture while you're cafe hopping with your friends.

Strawberry Latte
RM 13.90
Strawberry ice with milk and espresso. This ought to be the first strawberry latte I have ever heard of. Love the choice of presentation along with the unique drink combination. Sweet drink to help keep you awake.

Iced Blended Mocha
14.90
It's a huge drink filled with whip cream and ice. I prefer the strawberry latte over this. Then again it could be personal preference


Flat White 
RM 11.90
Aside from that, I also got a chance to try out two kinds of hand brew coffee, which are Kenya Neri Kiamabara and Kenya Ethopia Yigacheffe Areka. Both of which have their unique taste and smell.
The dishes above are exclusively available at C180 outlet at Cheras Selatan for their winter menu, which will be available until 26th January 2017! Make sure to bring your friends and family if you're at the area!


103 Coffee Workshop, C180
No. 3-G, Jalan C180/2, Dataran C180, 43200 Cheras, Selangor.
11.30 AM - 11 PM
03 - 9081 5789

Have a great day ahead!
xx
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