Product Review: Shiseido Majolica Majorca Blood On


Wootz!!! Its time to try new make-up product again…

Let’s start with Majolica Majorca Spring/ Summer 2012 Limited Edition Blood On. This is a lips and cheek color… 2 in 1. Best because I don’t have to carry so many stuff in my cosmetic pouch.

When I first read the product name “BLOOD ON” and then I opened the cap looked at the color it is Bloody Red, I became errr… is it too red for me? Will I look like vampire when I apply Blood On? Lets try and discover Blood ON

Reviews: I dipped my index finger on the Blood On jelly, glided few times then glided on my lips follow by my cheek. It is so smooth like jelly, easy to glide and simple application. Blood On is non sticky and not greasy, makes me feel comfortable. I apply more on my lips and a thinner layer on my cheek. The color turned out to be aha! natural red.

On my lips it looks as though my naturally red lips color and now my cheek blushing with healthy glow like I have good blood circulation. Besides, it helps to moisturize my lips and suitable for my sensitive skin too. It is long lasting. The formula of this product makes it a perfect base for other cheek and lip colors. When layered under powder blush, lipstick or gloss, the color is even more enhanced. Perfect for everyday use.

Texture: Jelly-like

Scent: No scent

Origin: Japan

Content: 5g

Price: RM 39.90

Availability: February 2012 onwards

My simple and natural make-up of the day :-)
Using Majolica Majorca Blood On on my lips and cheek, 
loose powder, dark brown eyebrow pencil and black eye liner pencil.

Swiss Line Cell Shock Total Resurface Emulsion SPF15 Review

Descriptions: Cell Shock Total Resurface Emulsion SPF 15, an AHA/BHA-free resurfacing formula complete with SPF broad spectrum UVA and UVB filters. This light emulsion, ideal for all skin types, shields the skin from damaging environment factors, including sun exposure, while gently stimulating exfoliation and cellular renewal.

The products fall into the new “paramedical” classification, bridging the gap between traditional cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. They merge new are medical-grade ingredients, such as liposomal keratolitic tripeptides and bio-engineered antioxidants, together with the Cellactel 2 Complex, to offer cellular revitalization-something that Cell Shock is famous for worldwide.

The Total Resurface formulas are the newest additions to the Cell Shock collection. These remarkable anti-aging products incorporate groundbreaking technology to reduce pores, retexturize the skin and brighten it, while providing a remarkable lift.

Reviews: After using Swiss Line Cell Shock Total Resurface Emulsion SPF 15 for more than 3 weeks consistently everyday, my skin became more moisture and skin tone became even, especially on my forehead and chin. I can feel that my skin smoother and more radiant. Besides, my fine lines and pimples scars became slightly less visible. This light emulsion absorbed very fast into skin. It is non greasy and non oily. After applying this emulsion, I can see that my make-up more set/matte and lasting, there is no shine on my T-zone even I am out whole day. Upon immediate application skin feels velvety soft and comfortable. This day emulsion comes with SPF15 comprised of UV filters, including micronized titanium dioxide to give skin a safe and effective broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. It is suitable for all skin type. There is no irritation or rashes even on my sensitive and dry skin.   

Recommendations: For optimum results, use Total-Resurface Overnight Cream at night time. If you are exposing to sun for longer period of time, I would suggest you apply a stronger SPF sunblock after applying this emulsion.

Directions: Use day time only. Gently massage the emulsion onto the face and neck avoiding the eye area. I use two pumps for my face and neck.

Miss Sunshine on a Sunny Day Out ~ Fun

Ingredients: Aqua (water), Ethylhexyl  Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Octocrylene, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Microcystalline Cellilose, Steareth-21, Cetyl Alcohol, Bacillus Ferment, Hydrolyzed Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract,  Hexanoyl Dipeptide-3 Norleucine Acetate, Punica Granatum bark Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Nylon-12, Tocopherol,lecithin, Alumina, Aluminum Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Dextran Sulfate, Sodium Benzoate, Sorbic Acid, Ammonium Acryloyl Dimethylaturate / Beheneth-25Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, PEG-8, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, c12-15 alkyl Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Gylcol, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Benzyl Salicylate, Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben, Linalool, Coumarin, Hydroxycitronellal, Bis-Hydroxyethyl Tromethamine, Sodium Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde. 

Packaging: Luxury acrylic packaging with airless pump bottle.

Texture: Cream

Color: White

Origin: Switzerland
Content: 50ml

Availability: Cell Shock Total Resurface Emulsion SPF 15 will be available in the market by Feb/March 2012

China In Those Days by Thomas Brandt at German Ambassador Residence, KL

Hi! How was your Chinese New Year celebrations and holidays so far? 
Mine was filled with 3Fs: family, friends and food.

Sometimes, I wonder and would like to see what is it like China In Those Days… flash back history via pictures and postcards. I attended a presentation of the most beautiful and interesting postcards from Thomas Brandt vast collections, which are also contained in his coffee table book “China in Those Days” at German Ambassador Residence in KL on 17th Jan evening.

If you are postcards and pictures lovers you might find this book remarkable because it has 1600 pictures from 1895 to 1914. Again, that day was packed with activities and work, I remembered I Lou Sang twice on that day, lunch and dinner. 

with Mr. Thomas Brandt

Presentation by Thomas Brandt, General Manager of Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, show casing samples of his vast postcard collection from china and Overseas Chinese, accompanied by historical and cultural facts.


China in Those Days

China in Those Days, Insights into Historical China through Postcards of the Time by Thomas Brandt. The author, the owner of arguably the largest collection of postcards of China and the Chinese Diaspora, not only shares over 1500 highlights from his vast collection, but in the detailed accompanying text gives us an ideal introduction to Chinese life at home and abroad from the late 19th to the mid 20th century.

At the turn of the century, it was a privilege to send and receive pictorial postcards from far flung lands like China. Photography was an expensive novelty and snapshots from other parts of the world were rare, if not unattainable. 

Thomas Brandt will provide an illustrated presentation of his collection of postcards from China, which date as far back as 1895. In addition to their importance as memorabilia, this vintage collection preserves China’s social history in a unique way. These snapshots are not to be found in museums or national archives and few remain for our education.

This massive gold-edged volume presents some 1600 picture postcards sent from China in the late 19th century and early 20th century. They illustrated Chinese scenes, people and activities. By the subjects selected and the way they are depicted the cards can give many insights into lives and attitudes of the period. 

A full introduction on the history of the production and usage of picture postcards in general and in China is followed by the section in which several hundred cards show China's people and life. 

A section on town views and studies of Christian Mission activities, and the 1907 Peking-Paris Motor Rally is followed by cards from the Chinatowns of San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia. Each card is annotated and much background information is given. This book is published in bi-lingual English and Mandarin. 

H.E. Dr. Gunter Gruber, German’s Ambassador to Malaysia Residence KL (in red shirt) and H.E. Mr. Chai Xi, China's Ambassador to Malaysia (in brown suits)

Product Review: Botani Olive Soothing Cleanser & Eye Make-Up Remover

Descriptions: A soothing delicate soothing cleanser, highly effective in cleansing and harmonising the skin. It is suitable for people with sensitive skin, from babies, through to more mature age, that doesn’t strip the skin of natural oils, or aggravate existing problems.

Botáni Olive Soothing Cleanser & Eye Make-Up Remover delicately cleanses and removes surface impurities and bacteria. Meticulously formulated with olive squalene, to hydrate and soften the skin, whilst calendula and chamomile soothe, heal and improve the texture of the skin. Botáni Olive Soothing Cleanser is the alternative to astringent cleansers. It is highly effective in cleansing and harmonising the skin.

This soothing cream cleanser contains premium botanicals and plant emollients to delicately cleanse, remove surface bacteria and impurities and remove makeup, even from the eye area. Non-drying and non-greasy. Appropriate for delicate, sensitive, sun-damaged skin and eczema.

pH balanced for optimal skin health
Sulphate Free (detergent)
Ideal as a make-up remover

Soothes and softens the skin
Leaves skin nourished and refreshed
Softens and improves skin texture and clarity
Ideal as a body wash for babies and those with extremely sensitive skin.

Active ingredients:
Plant Squalene: Derived from olives, it is compatible with the skin because it has a similar molecular structure to the squalene secreted by the skin's oil glands.
Jojoba Oil: Excellent to soothe, moisturise, nourish and lubricate the skin. It closely resembles the natural oil of sebum. Jojoba oil is high in minerals and protein, is non-greasy and highly penetrative.
Calendula: Cleanses and soothes the skin.
Olive Leaf Extract: A skin antioxidant which helps to counteract free radical damage.
Chamomile Extract: Has extraordinary healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It soothes and heals irritations.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Cellulose Gum, Squalane (Olive), Glyceryl Stearate, Citrus, Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Chamomilla, Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Citric Acid, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract Lavandula Angustifolia (French Lavender) Oil

Directions: Pump a small portion of cleanser into the palm. Using circular motions, work cleanser into the skin. Rinse with lukewarm water. To be used morning and night. 

Directions: Pump a small portion of cleanser into the palm. Using circular motions, work cleanser into the skin. Rinse with lukewarm water. To be used morning and night

Reviews: This Botani Olive Soothing Cleanser & Eye Make-Up Remover works gently on my skin without causing any irritation on my dry and sensitive skin. It is soothing and good as daily cleanser and eye make-up remover. It cleanses at the same time protects the skin and gentle on my eye areas too. After rinsing of the cleanser with water I can see that the traces of make-up is washed off and does not make my skin feel tight or dry. It is delicate, non drying and non greasy.

Recommendations: If you are used to double cleanse your face, you may opt for Botani Olive Cleansing Bar after the Botani Olive Soothing Cleanser & Eye Make-Up Remover. If you use thick waterproof mascara and liquid eye liner I would advise use a separate eye make-up remover that specific for waterproof mascara.

Packaging: Comes with pump to control the amount cleanser dispenser each time. Glass bottle is better than plastic in terms of storage chemical. Reduce chemical reaction.  

Texture: Thick, rich and creamy easy to massage. Suitable for dry and mature skin.  

Scent: A mild hint of lavender

Content: 100ml

Price: RM119.00

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Naab Iranian Fine Cuisine Restaurant, Solaris Mont Kiara, KL

Walk into Iranian restaurant with soft middle eastern music playing at the background and their furniture decorations makes me feel like I m in Dubai. My stomach are growling so just in time to have a feast… I want to eat lamb.

Experience the grandeur of Iranian Cuisine with Naab. Offers a wide variety of the most celebrated Iranian and Middle Eastern foods.  Our fascinating interior decoration is fashioned after ancient Iranian architecture to make you feel the splendor of ancient Persia. The fine dining Service we present you meets your expectations of a marvelous dining.

Lets order, I get some recommendations from the waiter. Apparently it’s the food that I like… 

  Drinks: Frizzy Lemonade with mint leaves. Complementary. 
Refreshing makes me more hungry before my meal and after my meal it 
helps to digest and balance after a heavy meaty meal.

Appetizer: Mirza Ghasemi. RM13.90
A mixture of smoked eggplant, tomato and egg seasoned with galic. Served with hot bread. Not really into smash n smoke eggplant dipped with bread.  
Salad: Iranian Fatush Veggie. RM9.90
Tomato, cucumber, green, yellow and red bell pepper with special crispy bread. 
This salad is good, like the crispy and crunch bread. 

The waiter introduce and explaining to me about Iranian food
How they cook, their spices, how to eat and enjoy them :-)

Hot Bread with Mirza Ghasemi

Main Course: Lamb Koobide Kebab. RM32.90
Grilled marinated ground lamb. Served with saffron rice. I requested to change the Saffron Rice to Beriani Rice because I heard their Beriani Rice was good. 
The portion is big for me. 

Main Course: Lamb Shanks. RM38.90
An exotoc Persian dish, made of fine cuts of lamb shanks prepared with herbs, spices and nab secret recipes. The lamb shanks is juicy and I can taste the mild spices. 

Love this fluffy and fragrance Beriani Rice. 
It has lot of ingredients like nuts, potatoes, raisin and etc… 

The waiter served us some gravy and chili to make the Beriani rice taste even better. 
I think I ate a lots of rice and lamb that night... 

There is also Naab Deli next door, offering lighter selections like burgers, kebabs, 
bread and etc… You can also order the food from the restaurant and eat at the deli.

The deli menu

Nice and cozy environment to catch up for lunch

Overall, lamb and beriani rice were great. If you are not use to Middle Eastern food you might find the taste it a little bland. For me it was fine. The price is affordable as compared to many expensive Middle Eastern restaurant and portion is big. The staff are friendly and attentive too. The restaurant is clean and spacious.  The location is at the corner behind Public Bank in Solaris Mont Kiara.

After the appetizer, salad and main course I am too full to try anymore dessert. Next time will visit the Deli and try out the Iranian Teas and Desserts.

 Location Map

Naab Solaris Mont Kiara
No 13 & 15 Jalan Solaris 2,
Solaris Mont Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel:  03-6203 7647 / 6203 7665
Operating Hours: 12pm - 11:30pm

Mr. Hamid Shafaei, Naab Operation Manager