Sunday, 6 October 2019

In support of the Pink Ribbon cause, Utara restaurant at Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya will be blushing pink throughout all Sundays in October with PINKtober, a pink-themed afternoon hi-tea to assist the Breast Cancer Foundation to increase awareness around breast cancer and empower and support people affected by it.

General Manager, Hoon Tai Chee said “In the fight against breast cancer, Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya is proud to be a part of such a worthy cause as any role we can play in combatting this awful disease has got to be good.”
In an effort to raise awareness, Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya has developed a selection of pink-themed food and beverage Afternoon Hi-Tea at their all day dining restaurant, Utara. In addition to the eye- catching pink-coloured culinary offerings, extensive Vegan dishes are also featured as a vegan diet is potentially beneficial in cancer prevention.

By dining at the Pinktober Afternoon Hi-Tea at Utara, Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya guests will be making a difference as 10% of their total bill will go towards the Breast Cancer Foundation in their bid to create broader awareness that early detection and treatment of breast cancer can save lives. The foundation will be at Utara on Sunday, 6th October to educate guests on how to do a breast self-exam.
Also in partnership with Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya is Kuvings Malaysia who will be providing guests with a Free Health Screening that includes Blood Pressure Check, Blood Glucose Check and a Body Composition Analysis. Additionally, they will be demonstrating several Cancer Prevention Juicing recipes which guests can taste as free juice will be distributed. Kuvings Malaysia will be at Utara on 6 th, 13th & 20th October.

Available on all Sundays throughout October 2019, the PINKtober Afternoon Hi-Tea is priced at RM78+ per person from 12noon to 4pm. The afternoon hi-tea will include favourites such as Daging Masak Assam Pedas, Roti Durian, Sotong Kangkung with Tauhu Sumbat, Pasembor and many more. 

All diners at Utara’s PINKtober Afternoon Hi-Tea will stand a chance to win a FREE Reliable Ryan Juicer worth RM 1598.00 courtesy of Kuvings Malaysia. The Lucky Draw winner will be announced in November 2019.

For more information on reservation, please visit or to make reservations by calling +603 7954 6888 for any booking enquiries.

Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya
Lot 6, Lorong Utara C, 
Section 52, Darul Ehsan, 
46200 Petaling Jaya, 

Contact: +603-7954 6888

Open daily from 6.30am to 12am
Email: f&

Receding hairlines, thinning hair and hair loss used to be an issue that’s associated to ageing and are more commonly experienced by men. However, more and more young women in their late 20s and 30s are experiencing hair loss sooner than expected. Fewer than 45 per cent of women live their lives with a head full of hair. Studies have shown that hair loss can be caused by numerous factors which include poor diet, hormonal changes, effects of medication, hair treatments and others.
Women who experienced hair loss often also experience psychological distress and impaired social functioning as a result of it. Hair loss can happen when more follicles than normal go from Anagen phase (growing phase) to Catagen phase (transition phase) and when these hairs reach the Exogen phase (shedding phase), hair will appear thinner. The Telogen phase (resting phase) takes place right after the Catagen phase and it is during this phase that new hair grows beneath the existing hair before it sheds. The Telogen phase lasts between three to four months. Therefore, it is important that we ensure proper nourishment on the hair scalp during the Anagen phase to promote thicker and stronger hair.
In addressing these hair issues, Rohto Pharmaceutical in Japan has recently found a breakthrough formula that could reduce hair loss and recover hair volume by using 50 precious natural herbal ingredients, which essentially gave the new product its name – 50 Megumi Anti Hair Loss Series. Among some of the 50 nourishing herbal ingredients found in the 50 Megumi products include:
  • Panax Ginseng and Ginger root extract to strengthen hair roots
  • Swertia Japonica extract to protect against hairfall
  • Hydrolised Collagen to prolong hair life cycle
  • Natural orange and lemon extract to enhance deep penetration into scalp
The other vital ingredients also include Shea Butter, Macadamia Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Pine Cone Extract, Aloe Vera Extract, Sunflower Seed Oil, Seaweed Extract, Caffeine, Pueraria Root Extract, Rosemary Extract and Jojoba Oil – all of which also helps prevents hair loss and helps increase hair volume.
The 50 Megumi Anti Hair Loss Series includes an Anti Hair Loss Treatment as well as two variants of shampoo and conditioner namely, Moist and Fresh.

The 50 Megumi Anti Hair Loss Treatment Essence, 160ml (RM150.00) is a must-have product in this Anti Hair Loss series. The treatment essence is an important haircare step against hair loss prevention. Just like the essence that is applied onto your face, the thin consistency of the treatment essence absorbs instantly into the scalp and hair in delivering all the necessary nourishment and nutrients needed.
Works as a leave-in treatment, the treatment essence helps to strengthen the roots of the hair, increase hair volume and reduce hair loss. Apply the treatment essence after hair is cleansed and conditioned. Massage a small amount onto the scalp and hair, and leave it to dry. The texture is light, watery and not sticky therefore the hair feels light even after application. Moreover, the citrusy scent of orange and lemon leaves the hair smelling fresh! For visible results, apply the treatment essence at least twice daily continuously for up to four months on dry or wet hair before styling. To achieve optimal results against hair loss, the treatment essence is best paired with the 50 Megumi Anti Hair Loss Shampoo and Conditioner series.
The 50 Megumi Anti Loss Shampoo and Conditioner work effectively to rejuvenate the scalp, strengthen hair roots, boost hair volume, moisturise hair scalp, reduce hair loss and protect hair colour. Enriched with 5 natural botanical oils, the shampoos offer long lasting moisture retention and deep moisturisation to strengthen hair roots as well as make hair appear thicker. Vitamin E and other nourishing ingredients are also added to the shampoo formulation to improve hair and scalp while the colour-locking formula helps to keep coloured hair looking fresh. The conditioners have similar functions as the shampoos but with 8 amino acids added, it is able to deeply nourish and moisturise the scalp better while strengthening hair roots for silky smooth, thicker looking and healthier hair.
The 50 Megumi Anti Hair Loss Shampoo - Moist, 250ml (RM50.00) and the 50 Megumi Anti Hair Loss Conditioner – Moist, 250ml (RM50.00) variant is suitable for Dry and Damaged Hair while the 50 Megumi Anti Hair Loss Shampoo - Fresh, 250ml (RM50.00) and the 50 Megumi Anti Hair Loss Conditioner – Fresh, 250ml (RM50.00) variant is suitable for Normal and Oily Hair type.

The 50 Megumi Hair Anti Hair Loss Series will be available at Guardian and Caring outlets nationwide starting August 2019.


Sunday, 22 September 2019

An urban lifestyle has its pros and cons, but when it comes to our skin’s health, the disadvantages outweigh the advantages. Living in the city exposes our skin to a non-stop barrage of external aggressors, one of the most serious being air pollution.
Common sources of air pollution include diesel or petrol-powered vehicles, power plants and open fires. Even indoors, we are not safe from the dangers of air pollution: smoking, gas stoves, paint fumes and household cleaning products also contribute to the worrying condition of air cleanliness. Did you know – pollution affects a staggering 80% of urbanites! And because of constant exposure to this poor-quality air filled with micro-pollutants, our skin experiences 60% moisture loss after just 7 days!
One of the most concerning pollutants with skin-damaging effects is Particulate Matter (PM). Research has shown that any PM with a diameter of 10 microns or less (≤ PM10) can penetrate through the skin, causing serious health issues, and one of the biggest skin’s enemies within this range is PM2.5.

This is particularly alarming for city dwellers – according to survey results published by the World Health Organization (WHO) over 4,300 cities, only 20% of the world’s population are living in areas with acceptable levels of PM2.5!
PM2.5 particles are 20 times smaller than human pores, allowing them to penetrate easily through to even the deepest layers of the skin. If you’re wondering how small they are, just imagine: the diameter of a strand of hair is about 30 times wider than the largest PM2.5 microparticle!
Because PM2.5 is invisible to the naked eye, it causes unseen harm and damage to our complexion. When PM2.5 enters our skin, it weakens and damages skin’s natural protective barrier, obstructing pores and preventing them from functioning properly. When our pores are suffocated, skin is unable to regenerate itself, thereby leading to even more issues.
The common symptoms of skin damage caused by PM2.5 include: dryness, dullness caused by a decrease in collagen, aggravation of acne symptoms, pigmentation and dark spots, premature lines and wrinkles, and other skin problems.
Is there a way to safely remove harmful PM2.5 from our skin? There is wisdom in the age-old saying, “prevention is better than cure”. Therefore, it is more sustainable to prevent the onset of skin problems before they happen, rather than to try and repair the damage done when it’s too late.
To minimize the impact of air pollution on your skin, cleanse your face twice a day with a facial cleanser that not only removes dirt and impurities, but also takes away micro dust. As PM2.5 particles are so small and can be difficult to remove, you’ll need a cleanser that is clinically-proven to effectively cleanse away these micro-pollutants.

However, not all cleansers are made equal – many women tend to have the misconception that all foaming cleansers in the market provide adequate protection from external pollutants, but the truth is that they don’t!
Neutrogena® introduces a simple and effective method to take away 99% of PM2.5 micro-pollutants^ while giving back skin’s nourished glow! Take the first step towards healthier, clearer skin with Neutrogena® Deep Clean® Foaming Cleanser, the 1st pure glycerin-based foaming cleanser* that is clinically-proven to remove 99.9% of dirt and impurities from deep within the skin!
Featuring a non-drying oil control formula, the foaming cleanser creates a rich, ultra-creamy lather that reaches deep into pores, thoroughly removing impurities such as dirt, excess oil and dead skin cells. Shine and surface oil are reduced, while retaining natural moisture balance, thanks to its key ingredient, Pure Glycerin, which nourishes and refines the complexion for a clear, fresh and healthy-looking glow.
Gentle and non-irritating, Glycerin is a powerful humectant which draws moisture from the environment to keep skin hydrated. According to experts, Glycerin mimics our skin’s natural moisturising factor (NMF), which makes it highly suitable for all skin types – even oily/combination or problematic skin! Other benefits of Glycerin include: reducing skin roughness, helping to shield skin from environmental irritation, and strengthening skin’s moisture barrier.

For peace of mind, Neutrogena® Deep Clean® Foaming Cleanser is also non-comedogenic, oil-free and dermatologist tested. 
Neutrogena® Deep Clean® Foaming Cleanser (RM19.90, 100g) is available at leading pharmacies nationwide. You can also shop online via Johnson & Johnson official stores on Lazada and Shopee

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Friday, 6 September 2019

The World’s Biggest Book Sale, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will be marking its territory in Ipoh; the capital city of Perak. The Book Sale is set to open to the public from 6 September until 16 September at Mydin Mall, Meru Raya from 10am to 12 midnight daily. Admission to the 11 days Sale is FREE and book lovers will enjoy 75% to 95% discount off recommended retail prices.
Best known for its incredibly affordable prices, the Wolf is decked up to bring all genres of books ranging from fiction to non-fiction with the aim to fulfil the ultimate book lovers’ dream. One of the highly anticipated series at the Big Bad Wolf Sale Ipoh this year, the Magical Books. A preschool learning series and bedtime stories that uses cutting-edge augmented reality (AR) technology to revolutionize reading for the next generation. Suitable for children from 1-5 years old, Magical Books create an immersive, interactive reading experience.

“A vital step for youngsters to become engaged readers is to discover the pleasure of reading. In order to cultivate reading habits from a young age, we consistently explore interesting titles that engage children in different aspects throughout the reading process,” said Andrew Yap, Founder of the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale.

Aside from international publishers, more than 40 local publishers would be joining us in the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale. Publishers like Kualiti Books, Sasbadi, PTS and Pelangi will be bringing in educational titles at discounted prices where else Buku Fixi, Lejen Press, DuBook Press and Iman Publication will be featuring local novels during the Book Sale.

“Our mission is about making books accessible to everyone, with this in mind, our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm, the Red Readerhood is partnering with local organizations to give books to those in need as we believe books are meant for everyone, regardless of their status,” shared Yap.

This year, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Ipoh will be collaborating with Pertubuhan Kebajikan Kasih Nurul Iman Negeri Perak and Teach for Malaysia to spread the love of reading. Targeting children from 5 – 17 years old, the Book Sale will kick-start the initiative by donating 200 books to the young readers from these organisations. Visitors too, can play a vital role in helping the less fortunate by purchasing and donating books at the Red Readerhood corner during the Sale.

Other than books, visitors may also purchase the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale magnets, button badges and T-shirts at the merchandise corner.

Over the past 10 years, Big Bad Wolf Book Sale has left its mark in Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Myanmar, Pakistan and recently, South Korea. The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale will continue its journey to make affordable books accessible to everyone.
Join our Creative Photo Contest to Win a Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Voucher and Grand Prize Snap a photo at the hall and upload the photo to your Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #BBWIPOHSELFIE2019 and #BBWIPOHBOOKHAUL2019 within 6 to 16 September and stand a chance to win a Big Bad Wolf Book Sale cash voucher worth RM 50 exclusive for five winners daily and a Grand Prize with a trolley full of books!

Stay updated and follow #BBWIPOH2019 for daily updates on: 
INSTAGRAM: @bigbadwolfbooks

Event details: 
The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Ipoh 2019 
Venue: Mydin Mall, Meru Raya, Ipoh, Perak 
Sale period: 6 – 16 Sep 2019 
Time: 10.00am – midnight (12.00am) 
Entry to the Sale is FREE

About the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale
Known as the World’s Biggest Book Sale, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale specialises in providing the widest selection of books possible at the lowest possible prices. It offers brand new books at discounts as high as 75% to 95%, with the primary aim of encourage people of all ages to discover the joys of affordable, accessible reading.

The Book Sale features a wide range of books across all genres, including fiction and non-fiction bestsellers, young adult fiction, as well as an extensive collection of children’s books. The Sale, the brainchild of BookXcess founders Andrew Yap and Jacqueline Ng, has been a landmark event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia since 2009. The Sale has toured across cities in Malaysia and abroad to Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Myanmar, Pakistan and recently, South Korea with no plans to stop in making reading affordable for readers around the world.


Saturday, 31 August 2019

Sunny Vacation ✈️ Dry? Itchy? Flaky? Do not let dehydrated skin affect your holiday. Do you know that more than 60% of our skin is composed of water? Regardless of the skin type we have, staying hydrated is important since water is the foundation of our skin. Introducing you Miniel Skinlab a new local brand, meet Miniel Skinlab's Powerful Hydrating Combo - Hydraque Gel Mask & Hydraque Boost Serum, it is Halal-certified. The best ways to get a dewy and glowing complexion is by hydrating your skin ensuring it looks brighter and younger. 
All the time, I suffered from skin problem that most of us faces everyday. Dehydrated skin due to exposure to air-cond, the sun, dust, weather and etc. Whereby, thank goodness Miniel Skinlab is here to save my skin. This series focus on skin hydration and to improve skin-barrier on our skin health. Try to add them to our regular regime and you will notice your skin will gets healthier everyday. You gonna love this very much!
Their intense hydrating combo feeds our skin with nourishing vitamins and botanical, as well as hyaluronic acid to help locking our skin's moisture and smoothen the appearance of fine and dry lines. That's why I choose to try Miniel Skinlab product as it has great hydration that suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.

Hydraque Gel Mask (RM 60.30, 50gm)
This hydrating gel mask is a refreshing delight that you can't get enough of. Love the color texture, this Hydraque Gel Mask comes in a glass container where the colour of the gel is as bluish as sea water.
It works! After wash off I can immediately feel my skin soothe, calm and glory. Beside coolness, it is also refreshing for me and the gel mask is suitable for all skin types especially dry and dull skin like my face. Let see what is the secret benefit of Hydraque Gel Mask behind.
How to Use: Clean the face and apply this gel mask all over the face and leave for 20 minutes. Then rinse with water.
A light blue sea gel texture Hydraque Gel Mask
Hydraque Boost Serum (RM 87.30, 30ml)
This serum is like a best friend - reliable, brings out the best in you and something you can't live without. This morning serum gave me extra hydration boost to my skin, lightweight and super fast absorb into my skin to let my skin glow and hydrated. Instant effect after using this miracle serum in the morning and night.
Add it into your daily skin routine and be amazed with the transformation you'll see from the result. Effectively supple into your skin layer to keep it hydrated. It's so light you won't realize it's there!
Some of the best things take place without you realizing it. That's why its's a pleasant surprise. Let see what's the secret benefit of Hydraque Boost Serum behind.
How to Use: After toning skin, pump serum bottle once and massage serum gently into skin. Finish off with moisturiser.

Overall my experience with Miniel Skinlab, it give me instant hydration that feeds my skin with nourishing vitamins and botanicals, as well as hyaluronic acid to help locking my skin's moisture and smooth. It keeps the skin fresh, soothed, and elastic while strengthening a healthy skin barrier and hydration level. It is my powerful hydrating star combo now!!! Love this two products very much.
If you're interested of these powerful hydrating products you can find both the Hydraque Gel Mask and Hydraque Boost Serum at Miniel Skinlab's website. To my special readers, don'r forget to use my promo code [SFVC-ANGIE] to get extra 5% discount during checkout. Don't missed out this great products and share with your friends.

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Thursday, 29 August 2019

The new exclusive to country variant celebrates one of Malaysia’s favourite local delight just in time for the Merdeka Day celebration.
Malaysians are in for a treat this National Day, as Pocky introduces a brand-new flavour inspired by a local delight – Cendol. The exclusive to Malaysia only flavour will have the classic Pocky sticks coated with Cendol infused cream.

Originated from Japan, the irresistible snack has elevated the lives of Malaysians through its diverse portfolio of flavours that can be enjoyed with friends, family, and co-workers - anyone, anytime, anywhere. The exclusive Cendol flavour comes in as a token of appreciation towards Malaysians for their support and loyalty throughout the years.
Cendol has become a quintessential part of the Malaysian lifestyle. Made from a mound of coarsely shaved ice, topped with green coloured pandan jelly, drizzled with coconut milk and palm sugar - the iconic dessert is the first thing that comes in the mind of Malaysians on a sweltering afternoon.

“Cendol is prepared differently in many parts of Malaysia – each state has its own unique recipe. However, the urge and common thought of savouring the dessert shared among the locals inspired us to develop the flavour. We knew this was a flavour that truly embodies the Malaysian culture,” said Candice Teng, Marketing Executive at Glico Malaysia.

"Pocky Cendol brings out original taste of the Malaysian delight savoured with a pretzel stick. We hope that this brand-new flavour will allow Pocky to share happiness with Malaysians and make Merdeka and Malaysia Day celebrations extra special this year,” she added.

The new Pocky Cendol can be found at all convenience stores and major supermarkets nationwide till stocks last. All Pocky products manufactured in Thailand are Halal certified.
Share Happiness with Pocky! Pocky is the perfect combination of tasty chocolate wrapped around a mess-free biscuit stick to make sharing enjoyable anytime, anywhere.

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