Monday, December 31, 2012

:: 311212 ::

Only few hours to go before a new year arrives and I am lying on the bed. If 10 years ago you could already see me somewhere in KLCC but that is past. People change with time and so do I. Today I prefer to be on bed while reminiscing few old memories that are not yet forgotten. Thought of taking Ady to watch the fireworks later but despite the excitement my body is tired. I guess age factor counts and I shamelessly admit that I am getting older and older *cough cough*

Anyway the last weekend of 2012 was good as we managed to have a housewarming celebration for our close family. It was held yesterday and I woke up as early as 6 am preparing and cooking dishes for 14 people. As an amateur it was pretty challenging but alhamdulillah I made it. So the dishes were tomato rice, fried chicken with masak merah, beef kurma, papadum, bread pudding served with custard sauce and apple crumble. As for the drinks, hubby was in charged and he made limau asam boi (dried plum with lime) and syrup.

If I was asked to wrap up 2012 in a single word I would say "challenging". Yes, it has been a challenging year for me as a wife, a mother, a daughter, a worker and also a person. Although I have made it through, no doubt I am praying for a better life in 2013 so I am welcoming the new year with hands wide open. Let us all pray for a better future and of course, world peace. Goodbye 2012. Hello 2013.

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 28, 2012

:: wonderful weekend ::

The weekend that has just passed was well spent with mi familia. I had a long weekend; 5 days break to be exact because I was on leave since Friday until Christmas Day and it was great.

On Friday I spent half of the day with myself. After sending Ady to nursery at 10am I stopped by at our neighbourhood mamak for an early lunch then returned home doing some chores and took a nap. It was a relaxing day, something I really need to rejuvenate my mind and body. Later in the evening I picked up Ady from nursery and brought him to Summit USJ for a mother & son bonding session. Bought him a new toy car and spent most of the time at Chatime enjoying their pearl milk tea with Subway's cookies. Since Ady was due for his 18-month vaccination we brought him to the clinic later for a shot and just like previous ones he only cried for few seconds. It is Ady's last compulsory vaccination as a baby and that indirectly means he is no longer a baby. Huhuhu.


On the next day, 22nd December we went back to my hometown in Labu, Negeri Sembilan for my cousin's wedding. It was great because we got to meet my extended family members and as for Ady, he enjoyed walking and looking at hens and rabbits. After the event we went window shopping at motorbike shop in Nilai and later to Aeon Seremban 2 with my two little sisters.


We spent a night at my parents' house but before we reached home on the next day, we stopped by at Summit USJ (again) to kill time. As usual, Ady enjoyed himself 'riding' his favourite toy car. I don't know what to call it but it is the mini car or animals available in shopping malls where children can ride. It usually moves up down left right and plays song when we put coins or tokens but we are lucky indeed because Ady doesn't like it moving. He just wants to play with the steering and that's it so our coins are save. Good boy! Anyway that day we managed to bought a school bag for Ady. It was his first school bag and he looked like a big boy when wearing it. Nowadays Ady will drag his diaper bag when he sees us arrive to fetch him from nursery so now it is easier for him to wear the bag at the back instead.


On the next day Ady wore his first school bag to school for the first time. Hubby sent him because I was on leave and I got teary eyes when my baby waved goodbye from the car with a smile on his face. My little baby has grown up and mama is emotional about it...huhuhu. After they went off I started having my own sweet time at home and the first thing I did was watching this telemovie called 'Cik Paris Diva Kampung' on YouTube. The telemovie was shown on Astro Prima the other day but I did not manage to watch it and I just knew it was directed by my then MMU lecturer, Ghaz Abu Bakar. It was a chic flic (main character was played by the gorgeous Liyana Jasmay) and such a sweet story but I got frustrated because the ending part was not uploaded. Arrgggh...!

Anyway I continued my ME-Day arranging clothes in my pink wardrobe room. We have moved for a month but that room is still incomplete until today and I don't know why it happened because that should be my most favourite area of the house. Well I did not manage to complete it that day either. Later that evening the three of us spent our time at Mid Valley and for the consecutive time, we still did some shopping for Ady and brought home new tops and pants.


On Christmas Day we spent our quality time as a family and brought Ady out for train ride so he could view the surroundings. We took a KTM commuter train from Subang Jaya station to KL Sentral, strolled around the station and then took an LRT to Pasar Seni station. We then walked to Petaling Street and returned to the station again then went back to KL Sentral and Subang Jaya. It was a good experience and perhaps we should repeat it next time rather than spending a day in shopping mall like we usually did.


It was a wonderful weekend indeed, a perfect weekend at the end of the year and now, the last weekend of year 2012 has already started. Hopefully it is going to be a pleasant one too and a great ending for our 2012.  


Last but not least, allow me to share this pic-of-the-week:

Have a great weekend!

Friday, December 21, 2012

:: ady rifqi is 18 ::

Ady Rifqi is 18 months on Monday, 17.12.12.

God, it has been a year and a half? My baby is getting bigger and bigger and soon I am so gonna miss this moment. Besides his daddy, my little baby is one of the greatest gift ever. Since my last update about him, Ady has learnt a lot of new skills and capabilities. We should thank his nursery for teaching him because Ady could understand simple instructions in Malay and English language ever since he was 16 months. I was so impressed one day when I asked him to get my handphone and he did. Apart from that, other significant development and skills he got so far are:

- At 16 months he was able to grab the hair brush and comb his hair. When instructed, he went and took the brush from the drawer and sit still while we comb his hair.

- Praying together with us. He stand still, do the takbir then sujud and repeat it for few times. He really impressed us when he did it for the first time.

- Previously Ady only knew how to shake his head but now he knows how to nod since he was 16 months. It makes things much easier because then only we know whether he wants something or not. If he doesn't nod, he just said "uhh" to answer the question which also means "agree / ok".

Above: Lazing around in bed
Below: Ady enjoying himself in playland at Setia City Mall


- Ady loves shower time. According to the nanny, when being told it is shower time Ady will go and take his towel inside his bag. He also knows to take off his pants and even his own diapers. Such a clever boy. At home, he always plays with the rubber pipe and 'wash' the toilet or shower himself. He also asked for the cloth brush and scrubbed the floor, trying to be helpful. He also likes playing with the pails.

- Alhamdulillah until now Ady eats most food we fed him. He doesn't mind spicy food but not very keen of fruits. He could drink from cup since few months back but only recently learnt to drink with straw. He can eat by himself actually but at home I only give him finger food. Sorry for that baby, but mama couldn't stand mess...huhu.

- His love for iPad still continues. These days he could handle it much better and independently; swiping the page left to right and choose any app he wants. He still likes watching nursery rhymes either on the tablet or tv. He knows how to turn on the tv hen instructed us to play the nursery rhymes. We have 20mb broadband at home now and he surely knows how to fully utilise it :-P

Ady and car steering - they are inseparable!


- If Ady wants something he will come and pat us lightly, looking at us with a cute face then point at what he wants. No way we could say no. Good strategy, eh.

- Yeah, he still talks in his own language but few weeks ago he said "ama" (his voice is cute) few times because he really wanted me to carry him. Unless he wants to convey something, Ady is usually quiet at home. Recently he has learnt to shout with high pitch when he doesn't get what he wants, which is quite annoying. Other than that, he is always the sweetest boy. If he knows how to talk, he must have asked a lot of questions because when ever we are outside the house, he likes to point everywhere and babble a lot.

Moments.

- Ady loves playing with the cats. He laughed every time our cats ran from him. Sometimes he chats with them or stroke their back. Actually he likes Ginger the most and I have seen him kissing Ginger few times (Ginger also kissed Ady) but Ginger doesn't want to stay at our new home. He keeps on going back to the old neighbourhood which is few blocks away. So sad. 

- Nowadays Ady shake hands and wave good bye to our families and friends. He recognizes who is Tok Wan, Opah, Atuk, Nenek and also his aunties and uncles. 

Showing his shopping skill - something he surely adapts from his mama :-D

At 18 months Ady is still clingy, especially with me. Sometimes it is quite tiring but this moment would not last forever so I always say to myself to cherish this moment as much as I can. Spending beautiful moments with my own son is just priceless. Thank you God.

"I love you, baby!"

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

:: all set for world domination ::

So, do you know who this person is?


In case you never seen him anywhere before, allow me to introduce this evil shizzle Dr. Evil from the famous trilogy, Austin Powers. 

I should not start writing about Austin Powers because that movie is one of my all-time favourite other than the American Pie (ok, please don't judge me :-P). Anyway, I could write a lot of stuff that could only be understood by those who have seen Austin Powers as frequent as myself and I'm telling you the frequency level is quite high because back in univ days, there was this period of time where I watched the movie every single day after returning back from class which my roomates who are my current bffs could easily verify this fact. Although the hero is Mr. Austin Powers, my interest was not him as I preferred the bad guy instead, no other than the egghead Dr. Evil because I found him funny and sweet in an evil way.

Dr. Evil cloned himself in a mini version which he called Mini-me but he also got another son, Scott Evil aka. Scotty-Doo. I believed every criminal has a soft spot and for Dr. Evil, he always try his best to be a good father especially trying to get along with Scott who is a teenager. I used to memorise a lot of quotes by Dr. Evil and among my favourite and memorable one is from this scene:

Scott: Why did you run out on me?
Dr. Evil: Because you're not quite evil enough. Well it's true! It's true! You're semi-evil. You're quasi-evil. You're the margarine of evil. You're the Diet Coke of evil. Just one calorie, not evil enough.

Anyway, there was a commotion after that and later Dr. Evil grabbed a big globe and said directly to the camera "The world is mine! The world is mine!"

Yes, Dr. Evil is obsessed with world domination from the beginning till the end and as one of his die hard fan, this is a must-have for me when I first saw it on display:


It's a plain notebook by San Francisco Coffee and now, I am feeling like Dr. Evil himself. All set for world domination!
:-D

I think San Francisco Coffee recently hired new advertising agency and as Creative Multimedia students, Nor and myself could not stop from noticing it because the idea of using catchy statements in their campaigns (and also on napkins) is just awesome. Apart from the one I got, there are two other versions; in black and in white cover with different statements. The notebooks are sold in conjunction with the holiday season for RM17.90 each and they are like 'hot banana fritters' (laris macam goreng pisang panasss) so if you're interested, hurry and check it out at the nearest San Francisco outlet.

p/s: the Mayans predicted world to end this Friday, 21.12.12 and people keep on discussing about it. It's only two days away so what say you?
As a muslim, I would say we all have to be ready for death anytime, anywhere because death is unpredictable. Wallahualam.

Friday, December 14, 2012

:: pastel friday ::

Yeehaaa...Friday is finally here!

Nothing much to share except this pic of what I am wearing today...

Cardigan - no brand
Basic tee - Dorothy Perkins
Skinny jeans - Dorothy Perkins
Necklace - MNG but that pink pompom is from a Diva necklace
Flats - Bonita which has been revamped with DIY pompom


I know I look like a lolipop or paddle pop rainbow ice cream but I like it. I have been wearing black or dark shades everyday since last week so I decided to wear something colourful for fun and pastel is just purrr-fect. Earlier this morning I already took out the gladiator heels to match this outfit but I ended up wearing flats because I have not wear flats to office for quite some time already and oh my, my feet feel so light! ...and I feel so short! Hahaha.

Currently I am crazy over coloured skinny jeans and so far, I have this mint green, red and cobalt blue. It is fun playing and experimenting with colours but sometimes it is quite challenging to find the right combination so whenever I am in doubt, I just Google "how to wear ...". Yeah, that's a tip for all of us who are always in doubt but it's ok, mister Google will try his best to give the solution. For mint jeans, most popular combination would be with white but I always wear mine with other pastel colours like coral or pink and yellow as above.

So, what's next?

Nothing else.... just enjoy your weekend, peeps! :-)


*keywords: how to wear mint skinny, what to wear with mint green skinny, how to wear mint


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

:: strawberry crepe ::

Durian crepe? Overrated.
Now, say hello to these pink fluffy pillows...

...and they are strawberry crepe.

Not bad in taste but a bit sour due to strawberry used. Thank you Nor for sharing the treat. So what's next? Rambutan crepe? Jackfruit crepe? Pineapple crepe? Do surprise me :-P

p/s: this post is done while battling the traffic

:: third h&m opening soon ::


"Hey, have you heard?"

The third H&M store in Malaysia opens this coming Saturday, 15 December 2012, 11 am at Paradigm Mall Kelana Jaya.

Now the store is getting nearer to moi. I like~! 

I have joined the first flagship store launching day madness so I am going to skip this time, but for those who like to queue for the opening, here is what you are going to get:

 Good Luck and Happy Shopping!


*keywords: h&m malaysia, h&m paradigm mall

Monday, December 10, 2012

:: goodbye scars! ::

Five months ago my skin was infected with shingle. It started with a pimple like bump and burning sensation on the eyelid but later spread to the forehead and above. It was painful but the most worrying part was when Dr. told me how dangerous shingle is and how it could affect my eye sight. Alhamdulillah, after a week and a half the entire thing dried thanks to expensive drugs that was prescribed by that Dr. from SDMC. He told me one box of pills cost somewhere around RM500 so I have to say thank you to TM for covering the medical bill :-D.

Anyway, after the infection went away another problem arised because I was left with dark scars on the forehead. It was hard to ignore them because they were (obviously) there the entire time, on my face and could not be covered. I even received remarks from colleagues who thought they were scars from hot cooking oil because yes, it did look something like that.

Please pardon my "toya" looking face

Here is another pic to show you how bad the scars were. You can still see them even with make up...arghhh!



So to cut the story short, I came across Cosmoderm and their beauty advisor who is also my childhood friend recommended me their Vitamin E Oil 15,000 iu which is suitable for face area (the other version; 30,000 iu is suitable for other parts of the body.) After constant application I could see the scars slowly disappeared and after almost 3 months the entire scars were gone!

p/s: pic was taken with no filter or digital alteration


It is amazing and I am so happy because there is nothing to hide anymore. After looking at the result, I honestly recommend Cosmoderm Vitamin E Oil to those who are looking for product to remove scars. Please bear in mind that recovery time frame may vary from a person to another, but there is no harm in trying. Now, I have nothing else to say except for "goodbye scars and thank you Cosmoderm!"


*keywords: cosmoderm vitamin e oil review

Monday, December 3, 2012

:: november photo a day ::

I could not believe December is already here. Due to pack schedule my November went away in rapid but this particular activity I came across from my friend (Balqis) instagram will be able to remind what I have done through out month of November. It is a photography challenge activity called 'November Photo A Day' where we have to post a picture a day according to theme given as below:


I love taking photos so this sort of challenge made me excited because it gave me something to look forward to. I am not a good photographer but on Instagram I always try to snap a pic from a different angle rather than just point and shoot because to me, Instagram is a place where I could show some artistic value that has been rusting inside me.


Let's get straight to the point and here are thumbnails of all pics I have taken through out month of November.

Out of all, the one I least favour is for Day 18 - happened this weekend. It was the weekend where we started moving out things from our old house to the new home and we were very busy so I only managed capturing those items at the back of the Innova. No artistic value at all... gahhh.

This is not a contest and nobody forced me to do it but it was really fun. I am not going to stop yet and shall continue with 'December Photo A Day' as a countdown to the new year. Let's join me folks and if you may, follow me on Instagram - @yatoque.

Have a fun-filled December!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

:: durian crepe fever ::

Durian crepe aka. durian pancake is currently famous on the cyber world, especially on social media space. I am not sure why but I was quite surprised with the sudden craze because I have been introduced to it since a year ago. My BFF Nor used to buy it during our lunch visits to Mid Valley and she said it tasted good. I am a person who loves eating durian but only the original flesh. Tempoyak is ok but I don't like durian ice cream, dodol durian or even bubur durian so when Nor introduced me to the durian pancake I immediately rejected (sorry for the rejection, babe :-P)

*image source: google*

One day few months ago I went to Mid Valley alone during lunch and intended to buy something for my colleagues. Since one of them does not favour donuts or cookies I somehow remembered about the durian pancake and bought a pack of six (6) at RM10. After taking a bite I realised I have been missing something awesome because that yellow little thing tasted really good. It was like eating a rich, seedless durian flesh. I know many have tried making their own homemade durian crepe but for those who are curious to taste without making it you can just buy from this booth located between Mid Valley and the Gardens. Remember to close your mouth while burping because the durian smell is very strong :-D


Sumptuous Desserts is at the Lower Ground floor in between Big Apple and CIMB Bank / Chatime. I could not remember what is the exact shop opposite the booth but I believed it is still easy to find. When I was on my way to Chatime from Mid Valley just now I could see the empty display booth from afar. There were few ladies standing around there and from their body language they were waiting for the durian pancakes. Honestly, all these while that display rack was never ever empty. I have been to Mid Valley many, many times and it was empty for the first time thanks to the current craze. Anyhow, durian season is here so if the durian pancake is sold out just head over to supermarket to buy the packed flesh or stop by at roadside for king of fruit galore.

Writing about durian reminds me of roti canai durian at Armada Hotel Petaling Jaya. That one is also scrumptious and I recommend you to taste it. It used to be available during lunch time and can also be ordered during tea time. As for now I better stop writing because one durian is waiting for me outside and I am going to have it for supper. Goodbye!
*keywords: where to buy durian crepe, where to buy durian pancake, durian crepe kuala lumpur, durian crepe mid valley

Thursday, November 29, 2012

:: i'm back! ::

It has been two weeks of silence and I'm back. Anybody missed me?
...anyone?
No?
-_-

Anyway two weeks already gone and I'm glad everything went well although there were few challenges occured. Oh, by the way I was mentioning about us moving into another house. The new house is not very far from the previous one actually, just few blocks away but the moving out - moving in process was so tiring. I never like moving. When I was single I used to move few times but that time the items I owned was merely contained in one bedroom but now, it was the entire house!

I have few stories to update, especially about my little boy but I need some time to edit the photos and all so this entry is just to say "hello" to my readers and thank my new followers - thank you for following, really appreciate it :-). I'm eager to share about some areas in our house too but I haven't complete unpacking but here is a sneak peek of one of my favourite so far:

Will be back again so see you later!

xoxo.

Friday, November 16, 2012

:: domino's regular pizza at 10 cents only! ::

Yesterday I woke up with a Whatsapp message from Rabby telling me about Domino's pizza 10sen pizza promo. It was too good to be true (but it was true) because apparently Domino's is having a promotion starting yesterday where 1 regular pizza worth 10 cents only for 100 minutes and 100 walk-in customers each day at 100 selected outlets (2 outlets per day) through out the promo period. Coincidentally, one of the first two outlets to be chosen was Taipan USJ which is near our house so we took our chance to grab the offer.



The promotion started at 12:30 pm yesterday and people have been queuing since 11 something. Each customer is allowed to purchase only one (1) pizza and we were lucky enough to be the 95th and 96th customer although arrived at 12:40 pm. It took us almost an hour of waiting to get the pizzas but it was worth it because we only paid 20 cents (no tax)for the Extravaganzza and Classified Chicken. At normal price each regular pizza is priced at RM23.80 so we have saved RM47.40 for two pizzas (yeay!). Another best thing is despite the promotional price, customers can still select toppings and crusts but surcharge applies for Cheese Burst Double Decker Crust, Extreme Edge Crust & First Class Pizza range. 


This promo is yet the best so far and kudos to the Domino's team for making it real. Refer Dominos Pizza Malaysia FB page to learn more about the 10sen pizza promo and here are outlets involved through out November:


Please note that the 100 minutes time differs everyday. Yesterday the promo started at 12:30 pm until 2:10 pm but for today, it is going to be at 8:00 pm until 9:40 pm.

Happy pizza-ing! :-D

Saturday, November 10, 2012

:: mac cosmetics & anya hindmarch christmas 2012 ::

It is end of the year and to me, it literally means 'stay-away-from-shopping-malls-months'. Why? Firstly it is the year end sale and secondly because this is the time where items like cosmetics, perfumes and handbags come in cute, pretty, to-die-for collections. Usually these items also come with this invisible tag saying "you will regret if you don't buy me" because as we knew, Christmas collection is always exclusive and limited just like this year's MAC Cosmetics Glamour Daze Holiday Colour collection. Yes, I never fail to keep up with MAC's Christmas collection every single year and this time around they are opening the campaign booth at KLCC Concourse Area since 7th till tomorrow, 11th November 2012. Nor and I were attending an event at KLCC last Thursday so we took the opportunity to take a look at the latest offer. 

They had this huge set-up in the middle of the KLCC concourse area but almost no customer was around that time, maybe because it was around 3:00 pm. However, we later knew the reason as we were poorly attended by a brunette sales assistant who treated us as if we did not have any money or in a nicer way, knew nothing about MAC *rolling eyes*. It was the first negative experience we ever had and even worst when she told us that the travelling pouch was sold out on the launching day whereas it was still available at the MAC outlet just across the booth. I also noticed that she kept on telling us to go visit the outlet and no wonder there were many customers there! As far as I know, most promoters at MAC promo booth are usually freelancers so too bad they were paying that girl for bad reputation and poor customer service. Such a waste! In the end however we were still happy because we were attended nicely and given free eye makeup by the sales assistant at the MAC outlet itself (forgot her name already) and she was also happy with Nor for giving her a big comission for buying few items.

Reflecting its name, the Glamour Daze Holiday Collection comes in sophisticated and glamour packaging consisting leopard print, lace print and exclusive chic, satin-tufted casings. Everything was so tempting (and again, come with the "you-will-regret-if-you-don't-buy-me" invisible tag) *sigh*. Colour pallettes for eyes are between shades of green, purple and brown with pink to coral to nude lips.



My personal favourite is the exclusive face kit (the one next to the brush set in pic above), which consists of a lipstick, a blusher, an eyeliner and a blusher brush in a pretty box with mirror inside that can be turned into a chic clutch. Such a good deal for RM315 and I am jealous because my BFF owns it now T_T. Apart from that, another favourite is the foldable cosmetic bag (pic right, second line) which is only RM135 (and Nor owns that too *double T_T*). That bag is something worth buying for makeup lovers and I am not surprise if it is already sold out because it is chic yet affordable . Anyway, you can go and check out the entire MAC Holiday 2012 collection at the nearest outlet.

After checking out the make up, we went to a special event by Anya Hindmarch entitled 'Dance with the Marano' in conjunction with its latest collection of Marano clutch, all thanks to my partner-in-crime Nor who got the invite. I never seen a Marano before and surprised to see the glitter clutch came with tiny colourful LED lights. Never seen such thing before and there was another one with some sort of snow globe at one of its side. Very creative, huh?


Besides watching the socialites mingling with each other and eating every type of finger food offered (we were both hungry because it was already 3 something and we didn't had lunch) we had the chance to check out rest of Anya Hindmarch collection in the store. Apparently, glitters are conquering this year's Christmas collection because they can be seen everywhere on clutches, handbags and shoes.


Each guest was entitled to take a photo and dance with the Marano inside a photo booth so here is yours truly, dancing with the lil glittery Anya Hindmarch Marano clutch :-)


Friday, November 9, 2012

:: kardashian kollection now in malaysia ::

Who never heard of the Kardashians? I believe they are among most sensational families worldwide and I have become one of the fans who got stuck in front of tv watching their series either Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kourtney & Khloe take Miami, Kourtney & Kim take New York and even Khloe & Lamar. I was happy knowing that they are collaborating their fashion line with Dorothy Perkins and was even happier for getting the chance attending the Kardashian Kollection Preview Launch Party in Malaysia which was held at Dorothy Perkins Mid Valley yesterday evening.


Went there with no other than my partner-in-crime, Nor but did not stay long. There was not much to be seen from the collection but the items were pretty and reflected the girls. I can immediately imagine Kim wearing the leopard print dress while Kourtney wearing the printed blouse and Khloe donning the printed blazer. What I like the most is their glitter envelope clutch. Glitter is totally in the season right now and you could never go wrong with one. Another thing I noticed about this kollection is the price. Being someone who frequently pay visits to DP, I have to say that Kardashian Kollection is selling at higher price (around half to double) than usual. I guess that should be expected when there is a collaboration with a strong brand because customers not only buy the name but also its exclusivity as the items are limited. From what I read on Twitter (I follow all 3 sisters as well as Rob and Scott) items sold during online preview in the UK were sold out. 

Got the chance to pose with one of the inspiring hijabi-fashionista blogger, Shea (Hi Shea, love reading your blog!)


Anyway the theme was Gold & Glamour so I chose to wear gold accessories on top of the teal and black outfit.

- Cleopatra necklace: Lovisa
- Clutch & Belt: Dorothy Perkins
- Bracelet watch: DKNY
- Dress: Dorothy Perkins
- Pants: Mango
- Heels: Kiss & Tell (worn with my DIY shoe clips)

The Kardashian Kollection is available at selected Dorothy Perkins outlets (One Utama, Mid Valley, Empire, Bangsar, Pavilion, Sunway Pyramid and the Curve) starting today, Friday 09.11.2012 but you can view the items, together with other DP collection on the new Dorothy Perkins Malaysia online shopping site.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

:: diy - shoe clips & shoe deco ::

I wear heels to office almost every working day but flat shoes are my essential wear during weekends. I bought a number of flats during pregnancy and still wearing them until today. Among my favourites are these identical flats from Bonita but due to frequent wearing, both of them have become worn out and the white one just lost the blingz two weeks ago *sad*.
 
 
I know I have to depart with the grey one but the white one is still in wearable condition so last Sunday night I decided to do something with both of them.
 
First, I cut off both blingz from the grey shoes because they are still in good condition. Instead of sticking them permanently on another shoe, I decided to make a shoe clip which is more convenient as it is transferable. I already bought some clip earrings some time ago so I stick them at the back of the ribbons using UHU glue and stick a layer of felt on top of the metals to hold them stronger and voila, the shoe clips are done. Now I can decorate any plain shoe without any hassle.
 
 
So, what happened to the white flats?
 
The same process was done to it where I cut off the blingz and whatever was left. Using a green gross grain ribbon, I made a pair of loop straps and also a pair of pompom flowers using white felt. I put a crystal bead in the middle of the flower just to enhance it and sew the flower on top of the ribbons. At 3:00 am last Sunday night I became a cobbler by sewing the decorations to the shoes and ta-daaa... the shoes went through a makeover and able to meet the sun again soon!
 

p/s: Think Before You Throw! :-P

Monday, November 5, 2012

:: a soft & gentle touch ::

As women we are naturally keen of gentle and soft treatment especially when it is related to our body.

Have you ever gone "ouch" when cleaning or toning your skin?

Are you worried about the fine lines or red and peeling skin that no amount of moisturiser seem to help?

 Does your skin has any of these criteria?

If YES, it is never too late to change because if you have dry, sensitive or fragile skin mainly due to exposure to harsh skin products or long-term neglect, Cosmoderm's Gentle Co-Enzyme Q10 series for Dry and Sensitive Skin is your solution to hydrated, healthy and youthful skin. It is a frightening fact but neglected skin may result in weaker skin cells hence speeding up the aging process (oh, NO!)

The Gentle Co-Enzyme Q10 series that may able to help you getting healthy and youthful skin come in four (4) simple steps:


Step 1
Q10 Gentle Milky Foam Cleanser

Step 2
Q10 Gentle Toning Lotion

Step 3
Q10 Gentle Day Moisturiser

Step 4
Q10 Gentle Night Revival Cream


Simple explanation on how the products work:


There is nothing more promising than Cosmoderm's Gentle Co-Enzyme Q10 series for Dry and Sensitive Skin and have I told you that the products are Halal certified?

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If you have any question regarding Cosmoderm Gentle Series line, feel free to drop them a message at www.facebook.com/cosmoderm.


* This is a sponsored post by Cosmoderm Malaysia *

Friday, November 2, 2012

:: my must-have from coach's legacy holiday 2012 ::

I literally screamed with excitement when I read about BagAddictsAnnonymous giveaway as she is collaborating with Coach in giving away items from the latest Coach Legacy Holiday 2012 collection. Coach has always been one of my favourite brand and one thing I love about their latest Legacy holiday collection is the solid, vivid colours that can effortlessly enhance any outfit.

Although spoilt with choices, the must-have item for me would be the Legacy Penny Shoulder Purse and since most of my handbags are plain coloured, the colourblock plaid penny in the middle will definitely become a statement piece.



I might be a bit greedy here but I just could not resist this Legacy Colourblock Large Leather Clutch too which is spacious enough to hold the daily essentials during a short outing or a trip to mamak. It is impossible to say no for such pretty colour combo and cute mini tassels. Major love!


For your info, BagAddictsAnonymous is giving away not only one but two (2) Coach Legacy Leather Medium Skinny worth RM300 each and I believed this post has qualified me to be in the running of winning one (wish me luck!). Another way to win the other one is via Facebook so if you are interested to participate, check out this post from the BagAddictsAnonymous blog for more details.

More items from the Legacy Collection can be viewed at the nearest Coach outlet around you or visit Coach's official website to feast your eyes on the entire collection and sign up for the newsletter to receive free mystery gift that can be redeemed from any of the outlet.   

Image source: BagAddictsAnonymous & Coach

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

:: pre-loved heels for sale ::

RM99

- only worn twice
- heels: approximately 2.5 inch
- original price: RM179

RM79

- only worn once
- heels: approximately 4 inch
- original price RM109


Terms & Conditions:
- preferably COD (LRT Kerinchi / MidValley / USJ)
- price exclude postage fee

Leave a comment or send email to reserve
sitiharyati@gmail.com




Sunday, October 28, 2012

:: when u might be addicted to adam & hawa ::

I may not watch malay tv series but thanks to Facebook I am usually updated with what many people (especially my ladies friends) are up to. The latest and current craze among tv series lovers is no other than this series named Adam & Hawa, which is an adaptation from a novel. So when you might be addicted to watching Adam & Hawa, let me tell you that I am also addicted to something and that is.....

.....painting crystal bangles with nail polish.



I went to the Max Value shop the other day and found those green crystal bangles at only RM1.00 each. I have learnt from other DIY bloggers on how useful nail polish is so I decided to turn those green blings into candy / pop coloured bracelets that are more suitable for my needs by painting them with nail polish from Elianto. The painting job is addictive and so far I have been making four candy / pop coloured bracelets. 



This kind of look is trending right now and I have seen some pretty ones from H&M and Diva. If I have the opportunity and since I already got nail polish in yellow and pink, I intend to turn the bracelets into necklaces similar to these colourful candies from H&M:

 




Colourful beads and blings really stand out, aren't they?


*image source: http://www.hm.com/my & myamethyst-shea.com*
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