Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Moist Diane Combines The Wonder Of Nature & The Powers Of Science - Japan's Leading Hair Care Brand Debuts In Watsons


It is everyone's dream to have smooth, healthy and shiny hair. Asian hair is usually thicker but less dense than Caucasian hair and can be prone to frizz. I have long hair and sometimes it's tangled and hard to manage. The good news is that Moist Diane products can help the most tangled hair to be in tip top condition.




Moist Diane, Japan’s leading silicone-free hair care brand, has combined the wonders of nature and the powers of science to launch its new Perfect Beauty series, a renewal of their signature Argan Oil series. Since the launch of the range in September last year in Japan , a million bottles were sold in just ten days! A renewal of their signature Argan Oil series, the new mega launch comprises six shampoos and six treatment products that are enriched with Organic Moroccan Argan Oil and Customised Beauty Keratin to address different hair concerns of Asian women.


“We are pleased to have one of Japan’s most sellable brand in hair care available at Watsons. At Watsons, we constantly pay attention to the needs of our customers and one of the top concerns of our customers are getting the right hair care treatment. With a vast number of brands available to address hair care needs, it is important that our customers can differentiate which hair care brand would meet their specific needs. Moist Diane’s new Perfect Beauty range addresses the needs and requirements of Asian hair, where our environment tends to cause the build-up of sebum on our scalp, causing oily, dull, limp or less-than-beautiful hair. With the innovative formulation from Moist Diane which is not chemically harmful to the hair, our customers will be able to choose from a vast range six shampoos and six treatment products that suits their hair care needs. It is no doubt that when your hair looks good, it personifies inner confidence and we standby with Watsons motto of “Look Good, Feel Great”, said Caryn Loh, Managing Director of Watsons Malaysia.


The new Perfect Beauty series by Moist Diane consists of six shampoos and six treatment products that target different hair types and concerns of Asian women. Other than being silicone-free, the newly formulated series is colour-safe and sulphate-free (except Extra Fresh variant). In addition, all the products are enriched with the goodness of ECOCERT certified Organic Moroccan Argan Oil and customised with Beauty Keratin in an elegant and pretty pump packaging designed with the brand’s trademark diamond shaped pattern that resembles a luxurious fragrance bottle.




“We are grateful to be able to launch Moist Diane in Watsons. As we all know, Watsons is rated as Asia’s No. 1 Health and Beauty retailer, we have trusted and valued Watsons support for the brand. When we first launched Moist Diane Argan Oil Shampoo series back in 2015, our distribution in Watsons started at just 180 stores. As of today, we have expanded to more than 450 Watsons stores nationwide. I am excited to announce the new series of Moist Diane - the Perfect Beauty range, the renewal of the signature Moroccan Argan Oil series”, said Dexter Lee, President of Mandom Malaysia.




During the Moist Diane Perfect Beauty media launch event at the Forum, KL, the winner of “She Is Diane” was selected among social media influencers who had participated in the “search” where each influencer had to upload at least two Instagram postings of them participating in a positive passionate cause, for instance, volunteering in charitable, environmental and educational causes after they have used the new Perfect Beauty range by Moist Diane, within a time period of ten days. They were then required to share with their fans on what it meant to have ‘Perfect Beauty’ – beauty that is inside and out. During the event the contestants had to introduce themselves to the panel of judges done in a catwalk style, holding a placard that represented their passion for their personal cause and also revealed the product from the Perfect Beauty range that they had used. The aim of the “She Is Diane” search was for inner beauty, strength and the free spirit that embodies the brand. The winner of the search will walk away with products worth RM2000, RM1000 and RM500 respectively for First, Second and Third Winner, while the rest of the contestants will receive consolation prizes worth of RM100 products each.




The event was launched by Dexter Lee, President of Mandom, Shinichi Takata, Senior Executive Director of Mandom, Tiger (Mr. Keigo Hishiya), Managing Director of Naturelab, Claire Shih, Overseas Marketing and Sales Director of Naturelab, Danny Hoh, Customer Director of Watsons Malaysia and Thoren Tan, Trading Director of Watsons Malaysia, with members of the media and the blogger community. A Moist Diane product information sharing session was also held as part of the event, where Tiger (Mr. Keigo Hishiya), gave his insights on Moist Diane products to the attendees.




The customized Beauty Keratin in each Shampoo and Treatment product, works in tandem with the Organic Moroccan Argan Oil, to render healthy and beautiful hair for every Asian lady: 

• Extra Damage Repair – Amino Keratin provides deep intensive repair to gaps and holes on the  hair surface. 

• Extra Moist and Shine – Platinum Keratin helps restore moisture and creates more surface area to reflect light and form a natural “angel ring” glow around the crown. • Extra Fresh and Hydrate – Feather Keratin leaves hair hydrated, light and airy. 
• Extra Volume and Scalp – Volumizing Keratin adds body to flat, limp hair and soothes sensitive scalp. 
• Extra Smooth and Straight – Cuticle Keratin infuses moisture back into dry and coarse hair, tames frizzy hair and smoothes damaged hair cuticles. 
• Extra Vital – Vitalizing Keratin nourishes scalp and restores hair strength and vitality     

A‘head’ of Science 
In addition to the Organic Moroccan Argan Oli and customised Beauty Keratin, the Moist Diane Perfect Beauty range is also powered by three key scientific features: 

1. Nano Repair Matrix – this sensor technology helps to detect damaged hair and allows the nano-sized Organic Argan Oil and Beauty Keratin capsules to be absorbed into layers of the hair, and in turn repairs and nourishes the hair structure; 


 2. Nano Repair EL – a unique ingredient that is activated by heat from the hair dryer. Once it detects the heat, the Nano Repair EL penetrates into the hair shaft to boost hair elasticity, radiance and resilience giving supple hair! 

3. Moist Diane Original Gentle Cleansing Complex – this cleansing system gently cleanses and rejuvenates the hair without any burden. In addition, it helps to removes impurities and dirt from the hair and at the same time, providing care for the hair with its rich lather. 


To ensure that all the ingredients used are of the best quality and give glowing results to users of the Moist Diane Perfect Beauty series, numerous rounds of stringent tests, such as Hair Damage Test, Hair Smoothness Test, Hair Lustre Test, Hair Manageability Test, User Satisfaction Test and Hair Strength & Elasticity Test, were conducted prior to its launch. 

To know more about Moist Diane products, please visit their FACEBOOK or WEBSITE.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Swiss Dream Circus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


My family and I love to watch circus performances as it always entertain us with amazing performances and laughter from clowns. This year, we are very happy to know that Swiss Dream Circus will be performing their fourth edition circus performance at Desa Parkcity opposite Plaza Arkadia, Kuala Lumpur from 17th August to 9th September 2018



From left to right: Marco Baumgartner (Founder & Producer) and Ismail Stork (Marketing & Organization)

Internationally acclaimed performers from all over the world are here to take the audience on a journey full of dreams and fantasies. 
"SWISS" stands for quality, "DREAM" for diving into another world and "CIRCUS" for a truly family-centered entertainment which awakens old childhood memories all at once. I am sure watching this circus performance would bring back lots of childhood memories for me. 

Below are some of the performances that will be performed at the Swiss Dream Circus soon. 


Evgenia – Violinist & Songstress from Russia

For the first time the Swiss Dream Circus presents a violinist. Experience this young exceptional artist as she enchants you with her violin and supports the other acts throughout the show. Evgenia will also inspire you with her beautiful voice. The combination of live violin and harmonic performance opens up completely new possibilities to add to the charm of the show.



Isabela Pessolano – Aerial Ring from Venezuela

For the first time, Swiss Dream Circus combines two different branches of the arts into a beautiful duet. Be enchanted as Isabela floats in the air while she is accompanied by Evgenia’s enchanting violin playing. An awesome visual treat that makes you forget just how much power the artists need to make it look so harmonious.



Yurie Basiul – Handstand Act from Moldova

Yurie Basiul is a shooting star in the circus art industry and has already enchanted the audience with his "dream in white" on many major stages. He astounds the audience with his physical strength. His movements seem weightless, a result of years of hard training. It just looks so easy. Get ready to be blown away. 



Maria & Alex – Pole Act from Romania

A great pole act is one that is both smooth and graceful. This artistic discipline is particularly difficult and requires enormous power and strength. These two award-winning Romanian artists are true masters of their craft and enchant their audience with a loving and seemingly effortless staging.


Flames & Co – Diabolo from France

Jean and Morgan, the French duo, amaze with their virtuoso diabolo act. Awarded at the Festival International du Cirque du Loir-et-Cher in France and now after a guest appearance in Switzerland they are now on tour with Swiss Dream Circus. An old Chinese toy has encouraged them to create a fantastic performance. It is magical when the burning diabolo flies high in the circus dome. A mix of dance and incredible moves make this act a very special experience.



Trio Naumov – Russian Bar from Russia

This exceptional award-winning trio was once part of world-renowned Cirque du Soleil. Their main apparatus is the Russian Bar – a thin fibreglass bar that supports one while resting on the shoulders of strong porters. The acrobat performs incredible movements, don’t miss their legendary triple somersault that is sure to keep you at the edge of your seat.

Duo Romance – Aerial act from Romania

This award-winning couple from the Romanian State Circus Globus has amazing power and elegance as they present a wonderful act which combines sensuality with just the right amount of risk – creating an unforgettable “Love Story” in the air. Get ready to be mesmerized by this amazing couple as they counterbalance gravity with their impressive figures in the circus dome.

Clown Tirro – Clown from Venezuela

South American Clown Tirro has spread laughter and joy throughout many countries in his 10 year career; with his provocative nature, he makes irony and fine sarcasm his mean of expression. Come and see his effortless interaction with the crowd and be tickled by his funny antics. I am sure my son will love his funny acts very much.

Igor & Tatiana – Knife Throwing Act from Russia

Real life couple Tatiana & Igor like to do “dangerous things” together. This is their first time in Asia and they are looking forward to amaze the Malaysian audience. Knife throwing is one of the oldest disciplines in circus. Today it is rarely seen. When playing with the knives, a precise throwing technique is required, which is mastered by Igor excellently. When Tatjana turns around on a rotating platform and the knives get stuck in the board next to her, the audience will catch their breath.

Isabela & Ernesto – Cradle Act fromVenezuela

This Venezuelan duo have dedicated their art to a very special prop – the Russian Cradle. Unbelievable jumps are performed by Isabela but she always lands safely in the trusty arms of Ernesto. Trust and precision are extremely necessary to perform this act. In the past, they have performed primarily in South America and are looking forward to show-off their skills for the first time in Malaysia. 

Jean – Drone Comedy from France

Jean has many artistic talents and one is certainly his humorous side. Jean and his drone. A funny parody between man and machine. For a short time, the Drone almost becomes a pet. An idiosyncratic Drone can be tamed, Jean proves in a sympathetic way.

I am sure this would be a very impressive and entertaining circus performance and my family can't wait to see it. So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets starting from 16th July 2018. Book early for early bird discounts. Tickets can be booked at Swiss Dream Circus website HERE. Stay tune to my blog post for more photos and videos of the circus performance after my family and I watch it.


To find out more about Swiss Dream Circus, please visit their WEBSITE or FACEBOOK.




Thursday, July 12, 2018

Jordan's New Range Of Oral Care Products



Recently I was glad to receive Jordan's new range of toothbrush, floss and toothpaste for review. Jordan is an award winning oral care expert since 1837. Jordan is from Norway and uses the Scandinavian technology and colorful design to motivate brushing twice everyday. Jordan has obtained the 'halal' certificate for Jordan Toothpaste Step 1 (Strawberry) and Step 2 (Grape) since May 2018.



As a mother of two kids, I always look for good toothpaste which my kids like to encourage them to brush their teeth at least twice a day. Kids have twice as many taste buds as adults and Jordan's new series of kids toothpaste have a mild, fruity taste that my kids love. Jordan kids toothpaste are formulated to protect milk teeth. There are two different types of toothpaste, 0-5 years old and 6-12 years old. Both are gentle to the enamel and have flouride level adapted to the children's age.


Kids Flosser is important for children to help them get started with using floss. Dentist recommend kids to start flossing from 5 years old. My children really like the kids flosser because the handle is small which makes it easy for them to hold, it can reach all the way to the back teeth and has some fruity flavor. Now, whenever food get stuck to their teeth, they will reach out for this kids flosser and easily remove it. There are refills which can be changed easily.


Kids Flosser

Jordan 3-in-1 Flosser is a very good product because you can use it as a flosser for cavity protection, as a dental stick for gum care and as a tongue cleaner for fresh breath. This is small in size and can be easily kept together with our toiletries when we travel.

Jordan 3-in-1 Flosser

Jordan Nano Compact toothbrush is designed with a small 1.7cm head to allow a more thorough cleaning. I like this toothbrush and think it is very suitable for teenagers to use because of its 0.01mm soft bristles and a slim handle.


Jordan Nano Compact

Jordan Expert Deep Clean is one of the most sophisticated toothbrush for adults because of its clean tech bristle technology. The bristles are laid in an angled criss-cross pattern to effectively clean along the gum line while removing more plaque for a healthier smile. I like the medium head size and the good handle grip. My husband and I both love this new design toothbrush.

Jordan Expert Deep Clean 

The Jordan Easy Clean Flosser is very easy to clean all teeth especially the back molar teeth because of the long handle. It is comfortable to hold and I really love to use this. It comes with many refills which is easy to change. The Easy Slide Floss is very silky smooth mint flavored & flouride tape which is suitable to clean small spaces. I use this daily to remove plaque.


From left to right : Jordan Easy Clean Flosser and Easy Slide Floss

I would recommend everyone to use Jordan's oral care products because they are really effective in cleaning your teeth and removing plaque.

To read my earlier Jordan's oral care products review on Jordan Step 1, Step 2, Step 3, Step 4, Clean Smile, Classic, Slim and Target Sensitive, Expand Floss and Easy Clean Flosser, click HERE 

For more information on Jordan products, please visit their FACEBOOK or WEBSITE.



Friday, July 6, 2018

MR. D.I.Y. IS NOW ONLINE!

MR. D.I.Y. management with Adibah Noor & Social Media Influencers.

I am sure most of us know about MR. D.I.Y., Malaysia’s largest home improvement retailer with more than 550 stores across the Asia Pacific. There is good news now that MR. D.I.Y. has launched its highly anticipated E-commerce platform, mrdiy.com.my recently at the InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur.


MR.D.I.Y.’s brand ambassador Adibah Noor

I love to shop at MR. D.I.Y. because all their things are so affordable, some are considered very cheap. Now I am sure everyone would be jumping for joy because of the launch of its online shopping. It is a trend that more and more people shop online because it is more convenient, you can shop anytime you like with just a few clicks on your mobile phone or tablet.

The launch event was attended by MR.D.I.Y.’s brand ambassador Adibah Noor whose face can be seen on MR.D.I.Y. advertisements since 2017. During her first year, MR.D.I.Y. launched its campaign with the bold tagline ’Nasib baik tak beli tadi! MR.D.I.Y. murah lagi!’. This year, Adibah endorsing MR.D.I.Y.’s new tagline 'Habislah... MR.D.I.Y. Boleh Beli Online!’ Other guests seen at the event included key opinion leaders such as Faizdickie, Rose Nicotine and Intan Saleh, along with bloggers, members of the media and invited guests.



During the presentation, guests were introduced to the four key features of the MR.D.I.Y. online store, namely Free Shipping, MR.D.I.Y. Express delivery within 24 hours with a small fee, Collect @MR.D.I.Y. and the MR.D.I.Y. Guarantee 7 days return/refund to any MR. D.I.Y. outletsMR.D.I.Y.’s E-commerce platform that will reach a wider network of clientele as well as to share the goals and vision of the brand for the future.

Customers can enjoy free shipping to their homes within Peninsular Malaysia with no minimum spend required for any order below 5kg. For a small fee, customers in Klang Valley can also request for express delivery where their purchases will be delivered to them within 24 hours. With Collect @ MR.D.I.Y., customers can purchase an item online and collect it in person from any of selected 25 stores within the Klang Valley. And finally the MR.D.I.Y. Guarantee means that customers who purchase on the MR.D.I.Y. online store will have seven calendar days to return the item(s) to be exchanged or refunded subject to terms and conditions.


Guests were welcomed and walked through the website interface and features to give them a feel and a firsthand experience on the new MR D.I.Y. E-commerce platform. They also had the opportunity to pose for photos at the interactive photo booth and “Grab MR.DIY” mini game vending machine to receive a shopping voucher redeemable on the website and stand a chance to win an iPad.


Online Game - Play and Win

In his address, MR.D.I.Y.’s Head of Marketing & E-commerce Mr Andy Chin said, “We are very excited about the recent development of events. MR.D.I.Y. has progressed rapidly to become a regional brand with regards to the number of stores implemented throughout Malaysia and other countries. This E-commerce platform points to another progression – that of keeping up with the times and also being a pioneer in the way business is conducted in this region,” enthused Chin.

“With MRDIY.COM.MY, we will be able to cater a diversified market of tech savvy individuals who never had time or not interest to visit physical stores. Aside of that, we are also aiming to provide a convenient shopping solution to help solve a lot of our customer’s problems – such as those who want to buy in bulk, urgent purchases, limited mobility as well as cost-saving concerns when it comes to petrol and parking fees. Customer can also send gifts to their family and friends when they shop with us online. At MR.D.I.Y., we offer solutions to ease your problems,” he explained.

MR.D.I.Y. stores carry more than 20,000 types of products across nine departments -Hardware, Household, Electrical, Car Accessories, Stationery, Toys, Gifts, Sports and Jewellery & Cosmetics. Their tagline, “Always Low Prices”, to promote the brand value of affordable pricing has been successful in garnering 128 million customers per annum, which continues to increase by leap and bounds. MR.D.I.Y., a home-grown enterprise with over 550 stores throughout Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and Indonesia, continues to grow successfully in Asia-Pacific.

“2018 is set to be a prosperous year for MR.D.I.Y. as we have four major goals to achieve. Our first goal is to open a Flagship store and now, we are the proud owner of MR.D.I.Y.’s 1st Flagship store in MidValley Megamall. Secondly, we will be expanding our reach to two new countries - Singapore and Philippines in Q3 & Q4 respectively this year. Thirdly, we are planning to open an additional 300 new stores across the Asia-Pacific including Thailand, Brunei and Indonesia; And finally, the reason why we are here today – to celebrate the launch of the MR.D.I.Y. E-commerce platform,” Chin added.



As an introductory promotion from June to August 2018, shoppers who purchase from the website will enjoy RM5 off on their first purchase with a minimum spend of RM10, in addition to the free shipping. Aside of that, all successful online transactions during the contest period will enter a lucky draw where they stand to win over RM68,888 worth of prizes. The exciting monthly grand prizes include an iPad, an iPhone X and a MacBook Pro on every month starting June, July and August 2018. Meanwhile, additional four (4) lucky winners will stand to win daily prizes consisting of MR.D.I.Y. vouchers worth RM50 each on selected purchase orders.


“Shop Online & Win” June Winners with Marcus Tan, CEO of MR. D.I.Y. (3 rd from
left)

For the month of July 2018, MR.D.I.Y. will be collaborating with P&G to offer exclusive P&G products with offers of up to 35% off in all stores and online. These selected items are the best value that you can find in the market. P&G is the largest consumer products company in the world with market leader brands such as Downy, Joy, Dynamo, Oral-B, Pantene, Rejoice, Gillette, and Head & Shoulders. To spice things up, MRDIY.COM.MY also offering smashing deals online with discounts up to 40% for brands such as MR.D.I.Y. house brand, as well as other reputable international and local brands like WD-40, Shamood Anakku, Coido, OHOYO, Pritech, Staedler, GAP, IVON and Eveready. Guests were also informed about an on-going contest held from 1 st June to 31st August 2018 in order to encourage online shopping on the MR.D.I.Y. platform.

For more information on MR.D.I.Y. visit:
Website: https://mrdiy.com.my
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrdiy2u
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrdiy2u


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Ice Age Alive Kuala Lumpur

From left to right: Phorusrhacos and Diptorodon

Last week my family and I visited Ice Age Alive. This is a cool place for children and adults to learn more about the Ice Age beast that are already extinct. Ice Age Alive is located at Malaysian Tourism Centre (MaTiC), 109 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. 


Ice Age Alive tent

There is a description in English and Malay for each of these creatures like where they lived, what they ate and their actual sizes compared to human beings. My children and I learnt a lot by reading these information. It's a great knowledge to know about these extinct creatures and what existed on earth millions of years ago.



Woolly Mammoth

T-Rex

The big creature on the right is a Baluchiterium.

Chalicotherium

Dodo Birds cannot fly and lay their eggs on the ground

Besides seeing and learning about these ice age animals and birds, there are many fun activities like ice skating, sand art, jumping castle, fossil digging and games. My whole family had a fun bonding moment here. 


Ice skating is RM10 per person and a pair of socks is RM3. You can bring your own socks too. Ice skating was not easy but my daughter enjoyed it. 

Fossil digging in the snow was fun.




Jumping castle with a few slides for children to play

Sand art is RM5 each

Fishing game where you can win prizes


Ice Age Alive is open until December 2018. The ticket price is as stated below. Bring your children here to explore, play and learn. 


For more information, please visit their WEBSITE or FACEBOOK