Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Cooking class with Amy Beh using Philips AirFryer TurboStar

 
I always wanted to own a AirFryer and was glad to attend Chef Amy Beh cooking class where she whip Up Some Chinese New Year Delights with the latest Philips Airfryer TurboStar which is the latest in the Philips range of airfryers.

Philips Airfryer TurboStar features a more compact design without compromising on capacity, the latest addition to the Philips Airfryer range continues to offer great tasting fried food cooked with up to 80% less fat. Not only is the new Philips Airfryer space-saving, but it is also time-saving as pre-heating is no longer needed. It comes equipped with Philips TurboStar technology that enables users to fry with little or no oil and produce food that is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The TurboStar technology also cooks fried food 50% more evenly and faster with no turning needed. 

In conjunction with Chinese New Year, Philips has released a limited edition red Philips Airfryer (HD9623/31) to liven up the kitchen with the festive colour. So ONG right!!! I really love this red colour! 

Philips invited a few of us to a CNY cooking workshop organised by Feminine magazine for the readers. So they kinda extended the invite to us.

Well the only reason I agreed to go is because I want to learn cooking from Amy Beh, been seeing her cooking shows on TV since I was young...so kinda excited to see her!

So she will be showing cooking demo using Philips Airfryer TurboStar.

Ingredients prepared to cook 3 dishes

1) TONG KWAI FLAVOUR ROASTED PORK 衣锦还乡
2) GRILLED SPICY FISH WITH WONDER MUSHROOMS 余庆年年
3) TAMARIND HONEY PRAWNS 甜蜜嘻哈

We used Alce Nero products and they are quite nice!

TONG KWAI FLAVOUR ROASTED PORK 衣锦还乡Recipe & how to cook roast pork with Airfryer

Ingredients: 
Main
 550 g Pork belly with skin
1 liter Water

 Marinade (B) – To combined
1 tbsp Oyster sauce
1 tbsp Ng Heong Fen (Chinese Five Spices Powder)
1 tsp Pepper 1 tbsp Salt
8 g Tong Kwai Fen (Chinese Angelica Powder)

 Marinade (C) – To rub on
1 tbsp Organic apple cider vinegar
1 tsp Salt Method:

1) Place the pork belly, skin side up, into a pot of boiling water and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the pork to soak for 6-8 minutes in the pot to allow the shape of the meat to become firm.
2) Remove and pat dry with kitchen paper towels.
3) Prick the skin with a sharp skewer all over to enable the skin to blister evenly and thoroughly during roasting.
4) Score or cut small, uniform gashes in the surface of the meat side and rub combined marinade (B) over the meat and sides.
5) Turn meat over and rub organic apple cider vinegar followed by salt onto the skin. Wipe the skin with kitchen paper towels to remove any excess water or liquid.
6) Place prepared pork piece in a plastic container. Leave the skin side up without covering the container. Keep in the refrigerator overnight to dry the skin.
7) Set the pork belly onto the PHILIPS Airfryer TurboStar basket and grill at a temperature of 180°C. Roast for 40-45 minutes or till the skin is evenly blistered and crackling.
8) Remove roast pork from basket. Cut into bite-sized pieces and serve at once.

Although it doesn't look that good, it tasted so good! No need oil to roast pork!

GRILLED SPICY FISH WITH WONDER MUSHROOMS 余庆年年Recipe & how to grill fish with Airfryer

Part 1: The Fish 
 Ingredients 
 Main 2 pcs Garoupa fish slices
2 stalks Lemongrass, smashed
2 tbsp Ginger, finely shredded
 Some Curry leaves

For Marinade Paste 
Marinade (A) 
Adequate Salt (To taste)
1 tbsp Curry powder
1 tsp Turmeric powder

 Ingredients (B)
5 no Shallots
4 cloves Garlic

Seasoning (C) 
1 tbsp Organic tomato sauce with basil
1-2 tbsp Kalamansi lime juice
1 tbsp Organic extra virgin olive oil

 Method 
1)Combine ingredients (A) and (B) in a food processor and blend into a fine paste.
2)Mix seasoning (C) into the marinade paste.
3)Lightly season fish slices with marinade paste.
4)Place the fish slices into the PHILIPS Airfryer TurboStar wire basket and grill at 180° C for 15 minutes or until fish is done.
 5)Remove fish out and set aside.
 6)Place smashed lemongrass and shredded ginger into the PHILIPS AirFryer wire basket. Grill at 160° C for 3 - 4 minutes or until fragrant.
 7)Garnish fish with lemongrass and ginger. (GRILLED SPICY FISH WITH WONDER MUSHROOMS) P

Part 2: The Wonder Mushrooms Ingredients: 
Main 
2 pcs King oyster (Eryngii) mushrooms
55 g Red capsicum
55 g Green capsicum
2 stalks Lemongrass (white portions only), finely sliced
2 tbsp kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded

 Seasoning (To combined) 
2 tbsp Organic extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp Organic acacia honey
Adequate Salt (to taste)
A sprinkle Coarse ground black pepper.

Garnishing 
Some Toasted white and black sesame seeds

 Method: 
1)Cut king oyster mushrooms into half then into slices.
2)Mix lemongrass and kafir lime leaves with combined seasoning.
3)Toss mushroom pieces and capsicum pieces with combined seasoning.
 4)Place the mushrooms and capsicum pieces into the PHILIPS Airfryer TurboStar basket. Turn temperature to 200° C and set time for 5-6 minutes.
 5)Once done sprinkle over with some toasted sesame seeds before serving with the grilled fish.

Recipe for TAMARIND HONEY PRAWNS 甜蜜嘻哈& how to grill prawn using AirFryer

Ingredients: 
Main 
 8-9 pcs Large tiger prawns, with shells intact
30 g Tamarind pulp
150 ml Water
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tbsp Organic Balsamic Vinegar
 2 tbsp Organic Wildflower Honey

 Accompanying ingredients 
3-4 pcs Dried chilies, cut into sections
Some Curry leaves 1 no
Onion, cut into wedges.

Method: 
1)Rinse prawns well, cut off feelers and pat dry.
2)Mix tamarind pulp with 150 ml water. Mix well then strain the tamarind juice.
3)Combine tamarind juice with salt, organic extra virgin olive oil, and organic wildflower honey in a mixing bowl.
4)Put prawns into the mix and set aside to marinate for about 20 minutes.
5)In the meantime, fry dried chilies, curry leaves and onion in hot oil until crispy. Set aside.
6)Add an additional 1 – 2 tbs organic extra virgin olive oil to the marinated prawns.
7)Place marinated prawns onto PHILIPS Airfryer TurboStar basket. Grill at 180° C for 12-15 minutes or until prawns are done.
8) Remove and add accompanying ingredients. Serve at once.

As significant as each dish is, it is also important to remember that cooking methods have health consequences. For example, consuming too much oily fried food is bad for the heart. This Chinese New Year, Philips Malaysia is collaborating with celebrity Chef Amy Beh and Feminine magazine to introduce the healthier versions of several familiar traditional dishes made using the Philips Airfryer with new TurboStar technology.

Unbelievable right, who ever thought these dishes with Philips Airfryer? So fast, healthy and convenience! Anyway there are two digital version of Philips Airfryer TurboStar technology, the price are (HD9640 at RRP RM1,399 and HD9643 at RRP RM1,499). 


For more info visit Philips Official store at www.blip.my or



Monday, February 13, 2017

Shop for yourself this Valentine's Day at AirAsia Big Duty Free!

Valentine's around the corner! Have you got anything for your loved one...be it your parents, siblings, best friend or your partner? Well why not get something for yourself this Valentine, after all we need to learn to love ourselves before loving others. 

Well the reasoning is pretty simple our ideal partner is a reflection of us. We will attract people that are like us. Not just in terms of romantic, sexual/physical attraction but through metaphysically - these people tend to turn up in our lives. Plus healthy relationships occur between two people who are comfortable with themselves (i.e knowing how to love themselves), in addition to one another. Love only develops after making your own happiness a top priority!

So for me I always took the extra miles to make myself happy because when I'm happy I bring positive vibes to people around me! To me dressing up, looking into and mirror and say "Hey why are you looking so pretty today", going for a  holiday I always wanted or even splurging for something you want occasionally is a way to show how you love yourself!

Shopping! Well that;s probably the best way to love yourself right ? Agreed? We shop cause we want to feel good, look good and be contributor to our economy lol... Oh well with the inflation, GST and petrol price hike, well I have to spend on petrol, toll, parking fee before I even get to shop! So now I prefer to shop online because of convenience, time & cost saving and plenty of choices.

Speaking of that I always enjoy purchasing duty free items because it's simply cheaper than in the city (why pay more when you can spend less?), usually I get on my AK flight and I start browsing through the in flight catalogue..and occasionally I make purchase in flight for special travel set :) Well I just realised AirAsia Big Duty Free who guaranteed lowest pricing has a website for easy browsing too at https://www.bigdutyfree.com . I can now enjoy pre-book duty free items and enjoy additional saving! So it's like double savings lah! Somemore Online pre-book orders are accepted up to 48 hours before you fly with AirAsia. Your order will be reserved and ready for your collection on your selected flight. Not only everyone can fly, Now everyone can shop too!

There are more than 100 products to choose from on the website featuring luxury brands and merchandise which will be delivered straight to your seat when you fly with AirAsia. Super convenience for us lah! 

So I got myself a Lambretta Cielo Mesh Rose Gold Watch... been looking for a rose gold watch forever and I'm so glad to find it over at bigdutyfree.com . It's has more than 30% off from the original  price, where it's  RM408.16 instead of RM658.33! 

And on top of that, use promo code "JSYBDF" you will get additional 10% off, hurry up use because promo code will be expire on 28th Feb 2017.

Tadaaa.... here is my beautiful watch & braclet!


Lalala.... I'm so happy with my new Lambrette's watch!

With the lowest price guarantee from Big Duty Free ,why need to wait someone to buy for you when you can buy for yourself? Plus some more can earn BIG Points every time we shop with BIG Duty Free..and accumulate lots of BIG points can go and redeem free air tickets!! Well join BIG Loyalty membership for free if you haven't!


#OOTD

Oh well, happy Valetine's people...I can't wait to love myself more (valid reason okay?) and buy some little gift to cheer up myself.. Go, go, go shop moreeeee! Don't forget to get additional 10% off when you key in JSYBDF ! 

Remembered when you shop at Big Duty Free, you save money and earn Big points somemore lor... so no reasons not to shop!

Happy Valentine's all my friends, remembered love yourself first ya! For latest updates on promotions and activities, visit bigdutyfree.com.


Friday, February 10, 2017

Secrets how to keep skin healthy and glowing during my winter holiday in Harbin.

Hey everyone! There is another few days before Happy Chinese New Year ends. Gong xi gong xi hope you are blessed with abundance of wealth, health and happiness.

Sorry been missing from my blog for a while as I just got back from travelling weeks just before CNY not long ago. I finally managed to visit the famous Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin, China. 

If you read before, Harbin temperature during winter season is really harsh and it is about -18 to -20 Celsius during the day time ande temperature dropped below -30 Celsius and more at night. And during my last year backpacker trip to Hokkaido, the winter was below -10 Celsius already quite unbearable where my skin & lips was peeling.

Knowing that CNY is just around after I'm back from Harbin, I knew my skin cannot take risk... cause want to look pretty pretty during CNY ma :) Hence finding the right skincare range to use in winter is really important as your skin is exposed to extreme coldness and dryness . You want to avoid at all cost skin from becoming very dry, peeling, cracking and bleeding especially on your face area. 

 I'm glad to tell you that I found the right skincare not only to suitable to use in Malaysia summer season but in Harbin winter season! Kid you not...not only my skin survive -30 Celsius but it was behaving really well during my trip and I wanted to share you in details! 

This is my winter skincare regime & in fact I continue using when I'm back in Malaysia. So basically this Jurlique skincare range that are able to hydrate & protect my skin from summer to winter :)

Jurlique Soothing Foaming Cleanser (RM150/200ml)

A soothing foaming cleanser for sensitive skin that lifts away surface impurities to leave the complexion fresh and clean. It helps to re-balance skin's sensitivity, hydrate and dryness leaving skin clean and comfortable. This is suitable for people with sensitive skin.

I can smell calming lavendar scent when you lather up the cleanser with water. It's a milky foam that gently cleans my skin leaving it soft and hydrated. 

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist (RM147/100ml)

This can work as a hydrating mist and toner. It's suitable for normal to combination skin that able to restore and hydrates the complexion. 

This is one of my favourite product from Jurlique because it has my favourite  rose scent that is very lovely. Plus my skin immediately feel soft & supple after few spray on the skin, I would recommend you to warm your palm before pat the product into the skin for better absorption. For convenient, I pour some into my travel size container and carry them around handbag so that I can use to refresh my face anytime I want. This also can work as makeup setting spray.

Jurlique Activating Water Essence (150ml/RM265)

This works like a pre-essence product where we need to apply after tone before serum. This product will prepare the skin to fully absorb the benefits of your serum and moisturiser. Pour a few drops into the palm of your hand and warm and gently press over your face, neck and decolletage for better absorption. Interestingly this product key ingredient is marshmallow root as it would be able to provide intensive hydrating, softening and balancing properties to our skin. 

Love how it has really light herbal botanical scent with notes of lavender, geranium, and sandalwood. Lovely combination of scent! The texture of this product is like water but it works magically to make my skin feel soft and hydrated preparing my skin for next step. 

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum (30ml/RM288 or 100ml/RM592)

This is youth defence serum that promise to help reduce the appearance of first sign of aging i.e fine lines, improve elasticity, restore radiance and increase hydration whilst protecting the skin from environmental aggressors. 

Key Ingredients: 

- Wu-Zhu-Yu (Evodia Rutaecarpa) : Improve micro-circulation within epidermis.

- Peach Leaf Extract : Contributes to the skin’s capacity to protect itself against future environmental damage. 

This serum is a savior as it keeps my skin not only hydrated by glowing under -30 Celsius weather! I just use 1-2 pumps onto fingertips and press gently over face, neck and decolletage and the gel serum immediately absorb into my skin nincely. I love the floral scent and how the serum does a great job keeping my skin hydrated and comfortable in Harbin although the air is dry and cold. It leaves my skin visibly glowing, hydrated and keeping my fine lines at bay. Absolute love this product and I'm highly recommending this! 

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Face Oil (RM241/50ml)

This treatment oil is designed to smooth fine lines, restore luminosity and deeply moisturise. A potent proprietary blend of extracts helps protect against environmental aggressors and aid in skin wellness. Skin feels smooth, hydrated and looks even toned and radiant.

This oil is quite rich and would be suitable to use in the day & night after serum in winter. Just take 2-3 drops and gently press onto face, neck and decolletage until absorbed for additional moisturiser protection. And in summer or other seasons, I would recommend you to use this product during your night skincare regime and this would be extremely be suitable for people sleeping in air condition room. If you have extremely dry skin, you can use in the morning too but maybe 1-2 drops would be sufficient due to our humid weather.

Jurlique Calendula Redness Soothing Moisturising Cream (RM150/40ml or RM288/100ml) 

A rich moisturising cream for sensitive skin that deeply hydrates and soothes whilst protecting skin from environmental aggressors.

During winter our skin will sometimes turn to become sensitive hence I got moisturer from sensitive range to use as well. This soothing product helps to heal and restore damaged or scarred skin. Although the product texture is cream but it's light and non-greasy so it's okay to be for people with oily skin I believe.

I was a bit hesitate to use natural skincare brand in winter because I have the perception natural/organic skincare brand might be less hydrating and less efficient but Jurlique proved me wrong.

And after a month  of using the product (in Harbin & Malaysia), I can see my skin are properly hydrated and in fact skin was glowing! The pores & fine line are noticeable smaller and faded out. The fact that Jurlique skincare especially the Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum was able to perform during Malaysia hot weather to Harbin cold weather truly impressed me. Unlike previous winter trip I always came home to Malaysia with nose area skin peeling (cos the skincare was not hydrating enough) and sometimes I have to swap to another skincare range in Malaysia (it's too rich for Malaysian weather)

I also went  to try Jurlique Water Essence Skin Activating Facial Treatment a week before CNY. I'm super impressive with the facial because it really condition, hydrate and revitalise my skin.. 

I can see the GLOW immediately after facial 😍😍😍 unbelievable and this is a #nofilter #nomakeup picture!! 

Good news is there is a 50% for first trial (Normal price RM430 for 1h45m facial)... Pls go try and experience is relaxing yet effective facial :) 

Thanks to Jurlique skincare for making my skin was looking great during Chinese New Year too :) Makeup stay well and this is a #nofilter pic!

Good news to you all out there, here is an exclusive link for you to get Jurlique free sample kit to try 


On top of that, you are entitle to an exclusive 20% off  on any Jurlique anti-ageing serum. And with purchase of any 1 piece of Anti-ageing serum. You guys can save and present it to enjoy the deal in store. My promo code is JUREX20-JESSS619 and promo code valid till 28 Feb 2016. Hurry up and try out to feel the difference yourself.
For more information, visit www.jurlique.com

Monday, January 23, 2017

Get your wines delivered within 3 hours in Klang Valley with WineTalk this CNY!

Wine was discovered about 6,000 years ago by accident when native yeasts stuck to grapes stored in containers turned the sugars in the grapes into alcohol. And today wine become our favorite beverage to a lot of us. I read in an article in Telegraph UK and found out here are some interesting benefits from drinking wine? Accordingly...wine could actually

1) Stop weight gain - this has not work on me yet lah... but according to the recent study from Washington State University, in 2012 researchers in Korea found that another compound found in red grapes called 'piceatannol' has the ability to block the processes that cause fat cells to grow.

2) Prevent cancer -  Scientists have revealed that 'resveratrol' may also help to prevent head and neck cancer. Researchers found that the compound has the potential to kill the damaged cells that can lead to certain cancers

3) Stop bug bites - If you have a bed bug problem, drinking a glass of red wine before bed could be the solution. Research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, found that bed bugs prefer blood that isn't tainted by alcohol. 

4) Prevent memory loss -  Using rats, researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine found that reseveratrol helped prevent age-related memory decline. Once the rats who had been treated with resveratrol were two years old, they had improved learning, memory and mood function. 

5) Help you live longer - Scientists have found that resveratrol suppresses molecules that cause inflammation and compounds in the blood which interfere with the production of insulin, thus helping us to live longer and healthier lives. The researchers, from the University of Buffalo, also found resveratrol reduced the development of type 2 diabetes and strokes..


Whatever the reasons are for you to drink wine, I think basically wine makes us feel happy lah...

If you are a wine lover like me, you got to check out WineTalk as they are the largest online shop in Malaysia with more than 2,800 labels of wines available. There are white wines, red wines, champagnes, sparkling wines, rosé wines and even non-alcoholic wines for you to pick to be  delivered straight to your home or preferred address. On top of that they also have  beer ciders and spirits such as whisky, brandy, vodka etc.

They even have a team of dedicated wine advisors to attend to your needs and give you advice on your wine inquiries, may it be food and wine pairing, or simply choosing wines to serve for dinner.


They said that they want you to love the wine you're with so they guarantee satisfaction on all our products. If you're not happy with something, just let them know via email and they will swap the bottle for you. Wow!

On top of that, they pledge for "
Delivery Guarantee" where they don’t just take pride in our products, they are pretty obsessed about the quality of their service too. Their Fast & Fabulous delivery service will ensure your order will be delivered within the same (or next) business day (Klang Valley) or by the next day (Outside Klang Valley) if purchased by 3pm. If they late, we’ll refund your delivery fee. Sounds totally promising right?


What caught my eyes was WineTalk website has a section where promise you to get your wine within 3 hours. This delivery is valid on orders placed between 9am-6pm from Mondays to Fridays, excluding Public Holidays within Klang Valley (key in your postcode to see your area is covered!). They promise deliveries will be done within the same day up to 9pm (Find how here how you can get your wine delivery within 3 hours)!! Well I checked my placed was covered and make some order... Lucky enough they offer flat rate fee of RM19 for deliveries, means even if you order few cartons the delivery fee is the same!


Within 2 hours I got my wine landed on my table. Properly packed in card box hand delivered by Wine Talk courier guy! Super impressive with their service!! I think this is perfect for us who likes to do last minutes party at home or even to have some wine over dinner or movie! No need to carry and just chill at home to get your wines deliver leh!


So I picked up 3 bottles of wines recommended by wine advisors in WineTalk and these Chateau du Seuil labels are exclusive to WineTalk.

Chateau du Seuil was built between the 13th and 14th Century and is located just 10km north from Aix-en-Provence, in the heart of the Provence. The 300-hectare domain has a magnificent view that spans from the Sainte Victoire in the east to the Mediterranean in the south west, surrounding by a woods and a great biodiversity of deer, partridges, hares or wild boar, taking opportunity to pick the local wild thyme. 

The Chateau de Seuil develops wines that have a unique character among the best wines of Provence. Situated on a plateau, at an altitude between 350 and 450 meters, the vineyard benefits from the sun and a particularly favourable and diverse terroir for growing grapes: dry, filtering limestone soil with diversified exposure; a dry and hot climate in summer but cool at night; a permanent and beneficial Mistral breeze that reduces the risk of disease; an altitude that limits the alcohol content of wines and gives them freshness.


CHATEAU DU SEUIL - COTEAUX D'AIX EN PROVENCE ROSE 

Price: RM110.00 (includes GST) 
Country: France 
Grapes: Grenache & blends 
Type: Rose wine Region: Provence 
Flavour: Fruity 
Body: Full 
Alcohol Level: 13.0% 

This is a superb, classic Provence Rose – with a light, shiny, bright, clear salmon colour, it shows red fruits and white flowers aromas blossom on the first nose. A gourmet citrus juice carries through on the palate in a fresh and lively impulse. An elegant and exquisite final delights the taste-buds. 

I love this rose wine, taste so sweet and smooth. This Château du Seuil rosé can be enjoyed on its own as an aperitif or as a match for grilled meats and Mediterranean dishes. Highly recommend to you guys to try out this! 

CHATEAU DU SEUIL - COTEAUX D'AIX EN PROVENCE RED 

Price: RM110.00 (includes GST)
Country: France
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon & blends
Type: Red wine
Region: Provence
Flavour: Fruity
Body: Full
Alcohol Level: 13.0%
Vintage: 2013
Link : http://www.winetalk.com.my/chateau-de-seuil-coteaux-d-aix-en-provence-red.html

This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah & Grenache is aged in large concrete tanks to keep the freshness of the fruits. It offers intense red colour, powerful with tannins present but silky, red and black fruits notes. This is a deep, generous, fruitful and beautiful wine, perfect with roasted or grilled beef. 

CONTI FORMENTINI PINOT GRIGIO 
Price: RM98.00 (includes GST)
Country: Italy
Grapes: Pinot Grigio & blends
Type: White wine Region: Friuli
Flavour: Fruity Body: Medium
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Vintage: 2015

Conti Formentini was created in 1520 by the Formentini family; Venetian Counts, when they purchased the existing castle in the town of San Floriano del Collio, the highest hilltop village in eastern Friuli and the surrounding feudal lands. Wine from the vineyards surrounding the Castello Formentini and the hills of San Floriano have been made here ever since and the Formentini cellar is considered one of the oldest in Collio. Selected from vines growing at around 250m height, their Pinot Grigio is aged on its lees for about 6 months to add depth and richness. It offers an ample and pervasive perfume with an engaging fragrance of wild honey, walnut husks and dry flowers. It is dry, smooth and creamy on the palate and offers a fresh, harmonic flavour with a very persistent finish of pears and fruit with ripe yellow flesh. 

This wine is light golden color with yellow highlights. The taste is dry, smooth, creamy, fresh and very harmonious. Love how the aroma with hints of peach and pear I think. 

Here I wan to share some nuts and wine pairing tips I have learn from WineTalk.

Hazelnuts – Chardonnay, Syrah 
Chestnuts – Merlot Walnuts – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon 
Candied Walnuts – Cabernet, Riesling 
All types of Pecans – Pinot Noir or any lighter red wines, Riesling 
Roasted nuts of all kinds – Rich, red wines 
Spicy almonds or pecans – Cava 
Cashews or pistachios – Lighter, zesty, summer-friendly wines 
Almonds of any kind – Prosecco, cava, champagne 

This is just a guide for nuts & wine pairing and best for you to try and experiment with your taste buds to see which is suitable to you

Well I personally love to shop in WineTalk, plenty of selection, proper information and review stated all in one page. It was easy to browse, buy and get it deliver without any hassle! Seriously the 3 hours guarantee delivery thingy is totally a winner... better & faster service than Lazada or Zalora lol! 

With CNY in less a week time & Valentine in next 3 weeks, well there are more reasons to drink & celebrate! I saw Winetalk having some CNY promo for their exclusive wines at 18% off with code: HUATAH. For more information, how to buy affordable wide range of wines, alcohol, ciders and spirits or  in Malaysia don't forget to visit http://winetalk.com.my/ 

Monday, December 19, 2016

SEP Jeju Mask Pack from South Korea is now available exclusively in Watsons Malaysia!

 
Few days ago the South Korea's leading beauty brand, SEP launched their SEP Jeju Mask Pack in Malaysia.

Made in Korea, each mask contains clean & natural key ingredients from Jeju Island which is known by the locals for clean water & refreshing air all year round! Personally I haven't been to Jeju Island but I have heard so much about it from my families & friends. Jeju Island has really fertile soil formed by volcanic eruptions 2 million years ago and it's a home to a unique and rich ecology with abundance of flora & fauna.


SEP Jeju Mask Pack will be available exclusively in Watsons Malaysia.


Something caught my attention during the launch last week, I found out that this SEP has really a lot of collaboration with famous Korean makeup artist such as Son & Park who are the senior makeup artist for Jeon Ji-Hyun, Kang Dong-Won, Yu A-In, Koh Hyun-Jung and Lee Hyo-Ri and Seungwon Kim who is the Asia's first Christian Dior makeup artist professor. Quite impressive I think!

In total there are four types of SEP facial mask namely :- 

SEP Canola Honey Nourishing Mask
SEP Cactus Fruit Moisturizing Mask
SEP Tangerine Brightening Mask
SEP Green Tea Soothing Mask.

SEP Tangerine Brightening Mask

This mask brightens dry and dull looking skin with Jeju tangerine and cucumber that contain rich amount of nutrients, such as Vitamin C which enhances the brightening process and helps to diminish the look of existing pigmentation. It contains all-natural ingredients harvested in Jeju Island such as Devil’s claw herb that is anti-inflammatory and has sterilization effect. Daisy is great for detoxification and whitening effect, Edelweiss and Niacinamide that has high content of water-soluble Vitamin B3 which helps skin whitening.

SEP Cactus Fruit Moisturizing Mask 

This ultra-moisturizing mask gives dry complexions a revitalizing and hydrating boost it deserves as the cactus fruit has a high content of Vitamin C. It also contains many other nourishing natural ingredients from Jeju Island including Aloe Vera, Bamboo, Hyaluronic Acid and Basil. To enhance the absorption of the nutrients, Oat Seed is added to the mask to gently exfoliates, cleanses and nourishes the skin. This mask is suitable for sensitive skin as it comes with Salvia extract – a herb that is anti-inflammatory and has sterilization effect that helps revive and heals the skin.

SEP Canola Honey Nourishing Mask 

Formulated with concentrated honey extract from Jeju Canola Honey that is high in protein, fatty acid, vitamins and minerals that deeply nourishes and intensely hydrates the skin. The addition of Centella Asiatica, also known as "tiger grass", that contains a significant amount of madecassic acid helps to revive dull and dehydrated skin. Rose water, chamomile, and lavender that were added into the mask offers a lovely scent that provides soothing effect suitable for relieving anxiety, while aloe vera is known for its nourishing properties that moisturise dry skins, providing the skin with a healthy glow.

SEP Green Tea Soothing Mask 

This ultimate soothing mask is loaded with high concentration of green tea extract that comforts irritated skin, resulting in healthier and more radiant-looking complexion. While tea tree has anti-bacterial and sterilization reaction that deeply soothes the skin, Centella Asiatica has madecassic acid substance that helps in skin renewal. On top of that, Propolis, Yam Essence and Lavender help refresh and moisturize the skin, leaving it soft and supple.

So can you guess which one I will be trying out?

I have tried many kind of masks but not Cactus Fruit!Well we all know how cactus have really strong survivor skill in dessert. SEP Cactus Fruit Moisturising Mask is stated to be a ultra moisturizing mask that gives hydration with cactus fruit ingredient grown in Jeju, making skin moist. The mask sheet is thin but well moisturize with essence and it was easy to put on my face. 

To enable maximum absorption of the essence and nutrient by the skin, SEP Jeju Mask Pack uses an innovative formula known as air pocket sheet. Specifically designed to fit any face, the mask sheet contains small airy space on the facial mask fabric that adheres to the skin to encapsulate air and lock in the active-rich essence, providing a more effective absorption of nutrient for the skin. 

After washing my face and applying my oner, I put on the mask and let it on for 10-20 minutes. While waiting I was listening to my favourite music. 

Not wasting any single drop of essence from the mask, I usually squeeze it  before applying on my face, neck and hands for better absorption. Overall I feel the mask is pretty moisturizing and did deliver what it promises. And it's gentle to the skin as well.

Overall I felt that SEP Jeju Mask pack is easy to use nutrient rich mask suitable for women (and man) of all age and skin types. SEP Jeju Mask Pack is now available exclusively in Watsons Malaysia from January 2017. It will be priced at RM5.90 per piece and RM24.90 per box of 5 pieces. 

Good news to all of you here, there will be a 1-day crazy deal on 1st January 2017 whereby SEP Jeju mask will be available at only RM1 per piece! Don't forget to grab this deal to try out ya!!! 

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