Thursday, 4 October 2018

Come for turtles and beach shot at Resort World Kijal Terengganu

Photo credits to Mekonie

The last weekend my friends and I have so much fun filled with education blogger trip to Resort World Kijal at Terengganu and I wanted to share everything with you now. Special thanks to Resort World Genting for inviting me to witness the beautiful side of East Coast Malaysia. So if you plan for Terengganu trip and searching where to stay and what to do? Read this post first. I have include many beautiful photo captured and also many short video.

We reached Resort World Kijal Terengganu after 5 hours ride on bus. We're so surprised by the warm reception and welcome show arranged. Watch the cute girls dancer from the primary school students.

Photo credit to Marvin

Every one is hungry so we went to Restoran Kampung Meraja Bersi for lunch first. Food prepared are local delicacies of the East Coast side.

At the Restoran Kampung Meraja Bersi.

After that we went up to check in the room for freshen up. I have included a short video tour of my premier room with sea view. 

Check in time.

We also got the chance to tour around the resort. I manage to captured the beautiful and classy style of the resort interior design. Watch what other type of room available too.

For your info, Resort World Kijal, Terengganu is rated as 5 star accommodation. No doubt the classy looking and the facilities are still functional although it's already 20 years old. They also have the grand ballroom, function rooms for meetings and also you can organize a team building event too. Next what you about to watch is we're having a fun telematch activities at the beach shore. Some of the activities played in the video is a traditional games such as 'tarik upih'. We all had so much fun and laughter in the afternoon. I also managed to captured the beautiful and clean beach of the Resort World Kijal.

After a fun beach games just now, we're back to the beach shore again for our dinner at Oasis Beach Bistro. The chef prepared delicious BBQ food to enjoy while entertained by the live band. Also if you plan to dine in here come early to enjoy the sunset view.

Dinner at the beach shore.

Oasis Beach Bistro.

With Blogger buddy Sharon cheering for the night.

I love this couple beach shot with the help from Sharon.

Now come to the highlight of the day, we're going out to others beach side for turtle watching. Do you know Terengganu is famous for the turtles landing at the beach? I never know about this creatures stories until this trip thought me every things about the cycle of the turtles life.

Turtles usually arrive on Terengganu beaches from April to September are mainly the common green turtle type (Chelonia Mydas) and the occasional rare type Hawskbill turtle (Erectmochelys Imbricate). Turtles returning by instinct to the very area that they were hatched. The 7.6 km beach at the Resort World Kijal is one of these hallowed places for turtles. For about 3 months the turtle eggs will lay incubating in the sand only when the hatchlings to emerge during full moon and speed their way to ocean. In the years to come many turtle will return to the very same beach completing the cycle of life and at here this resort will be waiting to welcome them back.

Until the next day although our last night didn't get to witness mother turtle ambling up to the beach but today we're going to learn about how to help the turtle in the conservation efforts by the Resort World Kijal.

Sunrise view from my premier room.

The hatchery place at the Resort World Kijal.

Baby turtle are soft shell actually and going to deposit into sand.

Mr Ragu explained how baby turtle hatched and back to the sea.

Baby turtle are 4th day to release back to sea.

My first baby turtle on hand and I'm feeling happy and sad to let you go.

Do you know from 1000 baby turtle back to the sea only 1 can  survive until adulthood. Photo credit to Marvin.

Resort World Kijal has a conservation programme in place to ensure the safety of both the turtles and their eggs. Regular cleanings are done to ensure the beach is safe for both turtles landing and guest activities. The resort is also working with the Terengganu fisheries department to seek official protection for the beach and to certify the guest turtles conservation programme. 

You can participate in turtle eggs planting or turtle hatchlings release sessions at RM 49 per person. While night time turtles watching at RM 70 per person which held at the resort or at the popular Turtle Sanctuary Ma Daerah Kerteh or Pantai Teluk Mak Nik Kuala Kemaman with transportation provided. You also can options for the resort 3 days 2 nights sea turtle package at RM 682 per night in Premier Seaview room (as I have share with you) including a buffet breakfast for 2 pax at Restoran Kampung Meraja Bersi and a choice of turtle hatchling release or egg planting. Please check Resort World Kijal website for updates.

There are not only the turtle focus at the resort, you can enjoy water polo in the swimming pools to an archery range and tennis courts. You also can hop on a bicycle to explore the resort surroundings or venture further out on one of the resorts exploration tours to the local fishing village and night market to search for some local flavour, firefly watching in nearby mangroves and taste of the seasonal durian trip. If you want to relax by swinging clubs, the Palma and Rimba Nines a 18 hole championship golf course is right next to the resort providing its sand based course. Just make sure you pack suitable clothes along.

Coconut tree planting.

Random shot with beach tree.

Local fishing village tour.

Ending this long post about my new experience of 2 day 1 night stay at Resort World Kijal, Terengganu. I think I'll plan to come here again to explore more. Terengganu welcome you to come for the turtles and stay long for an exciting activities to do with your family and friends.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Upgrade your cleansing brush? feat Nion Beauty Opus Express review

Well we all know how to clean our face, just using facial cleansing products or soap and rinse with water and it will be fine. Do you also know using facial cleansing products with facial cleansing tools will help in deep cleansing so that you can get a clearer skin without blocking pores. That's convinced me early and it have been my facial cleansing habit.

Do you realized also that current trending up are many kinds of hi tech facial cleansing or beauty devices has been introduced. However, most of the things they're still quite pricey. Example of some brands that I knew are Clarisonic, Foreo, Ogawa and etc. My question to you is do you really need to upgrade your current facial cleansing brush to a facial cleansing devices or own a one straight away?? I'll say no hurry read this post first cause it'll give you an idea if you need it.

In this post I'm going to feature my new facial cleansing devices, Nion Beauty products in the collaborations with The Butterfly Projects Malaysia again.

Introducing Nion Beauty
Nion Beauty pronounced as 'nai yon'. Their products are designed by Gizmospring in USA and Korea using technology from Japan but made in China. Nion Beauty is revolutionizing skin care combining cutting edge advances in materials science with leading dermatological research to produce a range of beauty products that are years ahead of the competition. Don't be surprise it's gonna be your future skin care like.

Received Nion Beauty Opus Express which comes in a pink box. Inside contains the facial cleansing devices in pink, a Nion Beauty black pouch, a Nion Beauty Limited Warranty Claim Form (Malaysia) and a brochure card. Before I talk further on how to use it, let's understand more about this brand Nion Beauty technology used and the benefits.

Get to know more about Nion Beauty technology and benefits
World leading S-ion technology materials
With the power to boost blood circulation, counteract environmental toxins and increase your sense of well being, negative ions are one of nature marvels. Nion beauty patented S-ion technology cleaning system using silicon materials harnesses the power of radiance boosting negative ions to cleanse your skin, removing harmful pollutants, chemicals and bacteria to give you clear, beautiful skin day.

FYI what is negative ions in the human body?
Negative ions work like tiny magnets that attached to positive charged environmental toxins such as dirt on the skin and pathogens such as bacteria and allergens. Negative ions neutralize pollutants and provide positive effects on health to stimulate the defense cells in the bodies marshal which resistance to disease. Also it act on the capacity to absorb and utilize oxygen. Negative ions in the bloodstream accelerate the delivery of oxygen to the cells and tissues.

Kinetic Skin Cleansing action
Uses gentle vibrations to remove dirt and break up impurities. Gliding effortlessly across the skin, Nion Beauty purify without stripping the skin of the essential oils that protect against aging, dryness and infection. Now let's see on the Nion Beauty Opus Express products features.

Let's see Nion Beauty Opus Express products features

The facial cleansing materials is a soft silicone tip with S-ion technology.

At the back side, there's smooth surface only if compared to Opus daily or Opus Luxe product range.

It's handy and light weight. There are 3 speed of cleansing vibration when power on.

The most importantly before started to operate it please buy 2 AA batteries cause it's not included in the box. This products is totally shower safe.

Also you'll see product label made in China but don't worry cause you already knew this brand is patented from USA and Korea.

How and when to use also care for Nion Beauty Opus Express?

Just like your daily cleansing face routine but using Nion Beauty Opus Express and it works perfectly with any facial cleansing gel or soap. They recommend using high quality gentle facial cleansing products to ensure the best results. I'm using Nion Beauty Opus Express once daily especially during shower time in the evening.

Firstly using your own favorite cleanser lather foam on palm to face then using Nion Beauty Opus Express for effective cleaning.

Press the power button to turn on and select desired settings. There are 3 speed of cleansing vibration. Talking about this if you're a beginner when using any facial cleansing devices I'll recommend you to start at low speed first for your skin to get familiar.

During cleansing part let the Nion Beauty Opus Express do it things. Gently guide the devices across your face in a circular motion for about 3 minutes.

After done, rinse your face and pat dry. Don't forget to apply your favorite skin care products to keep moisture.

Lastly care for the devices by rinsing with water, pat and let air dry. You also can use mild soap if necessary. Now let's see what I think overall about this Nion Beauty Opus Express and if to compare with my facial cleansing brush.

What I think of Nion Beauty Opus Express?

Alright I have been using this new facial cleansing devices almost daily on every evening during shower time (that's when I have more time). I know we have get used to common cleansing face routine using soap and water only and it's fast if compared to incorporate new facial cleansing devices. However, I find taking a little more time to not only clean but deep clean using facial cleansing devices will benefits your skin. 

Ladies don't be lazy to clean your face properly especially for those who wearing make up everyday. You need to clean your face properly to prevent less pores blockage that will cause you to have acne breakouts. Don't be confuse you still need to remove your make up using any make up remover products first before cleansing your face with facial cleansing products using facial cleansing devices. I'll not recommend you to straight using facial cleansing devices to remove make up as it's less cleansing effective. If you're having severe acne breakouts, you may need to reconsider if you want to use facial cleansing devices as it could irritate your skin.   

Nion Beauty Opus Express using soft silicon tip with negative ions technology that are gentle and benefits the skin. I have been using facial cleansing brush and mechanically brush heads use friction to wash away dirt and oil. My skin felt clean however those bristles can harbour bacteria when you leave it to dry which sometimes I feel it's not an easy maintenance care. If compared to Nion Beauty Opus Express, it technology use no friction but vibration and less assaulting to the skin. The most importantly the silicon has been treated with silver material delivering antibacterial skin care devices and also will not easily wear off  cause of the silicon durability. Just for the beginner if you're not used to any facial cleansing devices before this, the vibration mode feel on the skin might be uncomfortable at first. However, over some times you'll enjoy using the Nion Beauty Opus Express session. I also find that at some times this new facial cleansing devices couldn't straight power on although the battery are in. So overall rating 4/5.

How much and it's worth to purchase?

Nion beauty has variety of future skin care devices products available now as you can see at above. In this post, I'm sharing about the Nion Beauty Opus Express only which is retailing at RM 187.90. Don't be surprise this price ain't expensive if compared with other international brands which cost up to RM 2000 +. After knowing about Nion Beauty Opus Express, if you think you'll like to get one too to add into your facial cleansing routine please visit the link as below:-

Official Store
WATSONS (both offline and online) 
Available at selected Watsons stores



Until then thank you for checking out this post.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Want a volume, plump & delicious lip? read Lipaddict event & review

Hello ladies, 

This is a very interesting post that I wanted to share with you so much. It's the sweetest pinky Blogger party that I ever experience. All these happened, many thanks to The Butterfly Projects Malaysia and Lipaddict Malaysia  for inviting me to this superlicious and beautiful event that all girl will admire. I think the winning part of it is the venue at Happ Cafe, the flower cafe at Petaling Jaya. (If you're nearby can check out them).

Lipaddict Tea Party with The Butterfly Projects Malaysia girls. A beauty brands collaboration with Beauty Blogger from The Butterfly Projects community.

First of all upon arrival, my eye can't run away from this superlicious instagramable desert table by party planner Joey.

Now let's get to know more about this award winning brands, Lipaddict from Iskin New York. You may not hear about this brand before so me too but it has been sometimes in Malaysia. Lipaddict is a lip gloss and it sounds like you'll get addicted to it once apply. I wonder what's make it too. It claims as lip treatment that has anti-aging effect, instant plump, instant healing and instant moisture. You'll then get addicted at the very first swipe!

'Lipaddict, the voluptuous lip plumper.'

Event started..

Emcee Dee and Sydney from The Butterfly Projects Malaysia.

Brand introduction by Lipaddict Malaysia.

MUA Fibiee demonstrate 3 wearable make up look for day, night and sleep using Lipaddict products.

All butterflies Blooger dressed pretty in pink.

Testing out the products..

Lipaddict has 12 gorgeous colours available from pink, orange, brown and red shade. See the swatches above. I find all the colours are very light pigmentation and it has the thick shine coated. There is one colourless for night treatment use. It said to heal dry and chapped lips while you sleep with #213 Jewel as bedtime lip treatment to repair and restore moisture on your lips.

Lipaddict formulation contains peptides, tripeptides and marine collagen that help to increase collagen production to restore the youthfulness and plumpness of lips. Vitamins C, E, K and organic plant extracts act as powerful anti oxidants for anti aging. Organic moisturizing oils such as castor oil, jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, grape seed oil help to moisturize, soften, smoothen, condition and rejuvenate lips.

Lipaddict is free from parabens, sulphates, hormones, artificial fragrances, gluten, and toxic ingredients of any kind. Also Dermatologist tested and Cosmetics Scientist formulated to be safe and effective. So you have no reasons to feel worry about this brand.  

First of all the packaging has a pretty standard yet look luxury as you can see. Upon open up, it release a smell of strong yummy cooling just like chewing a bubble gum. Oh man I know why it could get addicted! The applicator has a flat shape that swipe on lips perfectly. You not need extra products taken out cause the texture is thick syrup like.

On my lips, I can feel the instant soothing effects (menthol used) and it tasted sweet (stevia plant extracts used). To be honest I don't really taste out my lip colour used on lips cause most of the time it taste bitter. The soothing effects last for a few minutes long before it got faded.

From the photo of before and after, Lipaddict does improves the appearance of lip volume and fullness, less visible fine lines and wrinkles without going through harsh injections. Gently conditions and hydrates to help lips smooth and soft. My lips look glossy and more healthy shine with non injectable lip plumper.

'Lipaddict is a needle free anti aging lip treatment.'

However, you may feel sticky sensation too. For me my hair could stick on my lips during windy day or if wearing under mask (working in the hospital) the products could transmittable. You'll not see the obvious stained colour cause of the light colour pigmentation. After some times, my lips feel less stickiness and I still could taste the sweetness on. Just that after each meal, you need to reapply again.

If you had lip filler or injection done before this, you can use Lipaddict to maintain and enhance your results too. Don't worry is a Dr recommendation too.

Packaging ****
Smell *****
Colour ***
Taste *****
Result ****

Each butterflies Blogger get to bring back new lip gloss to try. Thank you Lipaddict Malaysia.

To get a long term effects, continue application is highly recommended. From what Lipaddict claim, after a month you'll notice that your lips are not only healthier but more defined and hydrated as well. I have been using it on day and night for a few week nows. Currently my lips feel less chapped and I always like the smell, cooling effects and taste sweetness. I guess I'm addicted to it!!

Exfoliate your lips regularly and apply Lipaddict Night Treatment #213 Jewel before bed and wake up to smooth and voluptuous lips. Also during day time, apply Lipaddict on its own to achieve the best results or you can layer it with your favourite lip colour to get the look you desire. Make sure to keep a routine to ensure your lips are looking healthy and kissable.

Customer satisfaction results by Lipaddict:-
100 % reported improved lip condition
98 % felt it was good for everyday use
96% reported improved and healthier lips
80 % reported fewer fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth

Where to get Lipaddict products?
As I mentioned early, this products are less heard cause it doesn't sell at common platform. If you really want to get it, it selling at premium beauty saloon as listed at Klang Valley area. Price range is from RM 100+.

You also can check out Lipaddict on Facebook, Instagram and website.

Tea party time.. 

But we are still can't get enough photo because of  the too pretty deserts decorations.

Do you want this desert table for your own party?  Ask Joey - The Sweetest Party

Special thanks to the photographer Blogger Eros cause a few photo used in this post are taken by him. Also Blogger Yana and Miriam for helping taking photo too.

The happy birthdays girls, Blogger Jas that flew from Penang!

The early birds Blogger Zoelie, Tiffany, Bee Lee and me.

Mingling with each others during tea time. I must give a very good compliment to the desert prepared by the party planner Joey at the desert table. Each desert are decorated in details that suit the theme and tasted so yummy sweet. Also a good compliment to delicious food prepared and service by the Happ Cafe. Totally is a good venue if you might think to host a feminine event here.

Thank you very much to Lipaddict Malaysia for collaboration with The Butterfly Projects Malaysia.

Lastly my pink theme OOTD before went back.

Because I feel addicted to my new lip gloss from Lipaddict, I include a self make video to end this post. Many thanks to my boyie also for using his new babies, colour changing bulb for the pretty effects. Haha..

This post is a collaboration of  The Butterfly Projects Malaysia x Lipaddict Malaysia x Ask Joey x Happ Cafe. Thank you for checking out this post.