Wednesday, 26 February 2014

#cheokletquoted #4 It's ok if someone says shit about you

 It's ok if someone says shit about you. 

Because they don't know shit about you...

The truth is - even if they KNOW you, and STILL say shit about you - it's ok. 
Then you will know not to keep this person near you, without having to pay a bigger price to find out.

Shit-stirring is a popular mind game among the many mind games, 
and it works because people get affected when they are being talked about.

A reaction to an action always drives further actions and reactions.
And it never ends.
 The solution?
Don't react.

 Be responsible only for yourself and to yourself. 
Do not feel responsible for what someone else says because they are unimportant. 

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Thairapy 365 Restore RX Conditioning Tool

It's been more than a year since I owned this Hair Treatment tool (in late 2012) and I have repeatedly said that I WILL WRITE A REVIEW on it.


And it's been a year, but I have yet to write about it. Since one of my goals is to stop procrastinating in 2014, here I am  - even though it took me 1 year.

This tool is called the Thairapy 365 Restore RX Conditioning Tool.

I bought it from a push-cart store located at the basement of Wisma.

I know right? How reliable can it be when there is no proper store selling this - I was doubtful at first too, but this is actually the 4th item I have purchased from this stall over the past 4 years and it's still going strong! I own 2 hair straighteners & 1 curling tong prior to this buy and they are ALL STILL GOING STRONG - I absolutely love using them (and I am suppose to also write about them - haha - this is called "procrastination".)

What is it?
This is a hair treatment tool that's imported from the States, probably California (according to the country code indicated on the contact page.) It IS NOT A hair straightener even though it looks like one. 

What does it do?
It treats your hair and is catered to replenish moisture to it.
  It opens the hair cuticles and breaks down moisture/leave-in hair conditioners, hence encouraging better absorption.(Ultra-sonic technology)

 Who needs this?
People with dry, damaged, dyed hair including those who uses hair heating tools on a daily basis (that's me!), will need this. Basically, anyone who wants healthier hair can use this tool cause it is a form of hair maintenance/protection against the constant damage our hair receives from the chemicals, friction or heat induced by the environment or by us.

How to use it?
After shampoo, conditioning towel-dry you can either:
1. Apply leave-in conditioner/your preferred hair oil and run the tool through section-by-section of your damp hair (as you would with a flat iron hair straightener) till all is covered or
2. Just run the tool through section-by-section of your damp hair till all is covered

Both ways will replenish moisture to your hair and you can use it in the day or night, depending on your preference.

NOTE: This tool is meant as a treatment, hence do not expect it to dry your hair or straighten it. 
(Though I do find it helps tame my sometimes-frizzy hair - possibly cause its healthier and more nourished - it flows better)
 You may also blow-dry, fix your hair for the day with whatever gadget there after.

For more information, read:

So as seen here, 1 side is a red plastic light which will light up (infrared) when you turn it on, and the other side is a regular-looking reflective plastic plate.

When switch on, the red lights are intense, so I found it slightly blinding, just turn the tool away so the red-lights doesn't face you and you should be fine.

According to the person (who is the shop manager) who sold me this, when you bring the plates close together, violet rays are suppose to light up. And that's also 1 way to tell it is working well and not damaged.

The moment I ran it through my hair, I felt it became smoother and there was less stray hairs.

This shop manager also demonstrated how it works by spraying some water on the non-lit reflective plate, then bringing the plates close to each other without having their surface touch each other. And the water droplets started to react and "jump". At the same time, it gave off some steam, but there was no heat as he could place his finger there. The plates were not hot or burning.  


My verdict?
I have been using this for over a year now, and though I do feel guilty for not using it enough (recommended about twice per week, or as often as you like), I like the effects it has on my hair. An instant hair "smoother-ner". It was a "comfort-gadget" that I relied on whenever I feel my hair is super dry, after a hair dye or just mistreated (you know, sometimes you straighten your hair and then curl it and then straighten it again just to play? or is it just me?) 

It's light, easy to operate, practical and has a lifetime warranty.

Best is you use it after a deep-conditioning hair mask treatment in the bath, and with argan oil leave-in. 

Overall a great experience! 

Opps. Price-wise would be the only "con" here cause it is skewed to the pricier side. I cannot recall how much I paid for it, but it was definitely more than SDG200. And that was after discount because I bought a few other gadgets at the same time. Seriously, take it as an investment cause going for regular hair treatments in salons will also add up to that much - and this - can be achieved at the comfort of your own home, anytime. 

Do feel free to drop your comments/feedback if you have any below. :)



Sunday, 16 February 2014

K-Drama Missing You - Fashionista Looks! Part I

I have wanted to post this some time back. But I was pre-occupied.

This post will be about the fashion style and make-up looks in Korean Drama Series released in 2012 - I Miss You 보고싶다, starring Yoon Eun Hye, Micky Yoochun & Yoo Seung Ho. (Posting this only is 2014 is a slow-poke thing to do, but still, it's better late than never!)

Although I did find the drama a little slow (would it be too mean to say it was draggy?), I have no regrets following through all the episodes.

For one, both the lead actor and the 2nd lead were charismatic. It's not like one of those dramas where the main was far better looking than the 2nd lead and there was a "no-fight" comparison on who the female lead would end up with. A good 50% of the time, I was secretly hoping that Zoe (aka Su Yeon) would end up with Harry Borrison (aka Jun) instead of Jung Woo (the die-hard loyal lover).

Secondly - this drama features one of my all-time favourite Korean actresses - Yoon Eun Hye. There is just something about the dramas she's starred in. I've watched them all and they are all good productions, I must say.

Lastly and also one of the reasons I stayed tuned despite it being a little draggy, was the fact that Zoe is a fashion designer in this drama. Her clothes pairing and style were gorgeous (well, at least to me, who is not that much a fashion freak - I've learnt a couple of pairing tricks, simply by watching this drama!) Kudos to the stylists and MUAs behind this production!

Enough of rattling. Any more would seem to lead this post into a summary of the plot!

So here is a compilation of the her in the different apparels throughout the series. Make-up style included!

I liked how her clothes are all with some sort of prints and the fact that she wear these really pretty accessories which really makes the entire appearance chic & stylish. 

The make-up follows the usual "Korean" style which consists of dewy, almost no-make up base, with a light touch of eyeliner. Enough to add some contrast to the eye, yet, ever "non-existent". If you know where I am coming from. She doesn't even look like she has blush on! And the lips, oh! The lips seem like a pop of pink candies in each scene. Matt and so very hot! 

I will post a part II, cause they are too many scenes and editing to do. Cheers!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Hey! Go date your spouse and add some romance yo!

Who said marriage has to be mundane?!

Since you cannot change the man (literally NO DATING OTHER MEN) - then, change the way you date.

Tonight, we sat at our coffee table and decided we HAVE TO add some creativity into our life. And we started throwing out ideas on what to do in our free time - meaning date more!

Idea is to "draw a lot" every time we have spare time. And making a commitment to stick with it.
Even if we don't feel like it.

Sometimes, we get too tired with maintaining our home, cleaning up, paying bills, living day-to-day that whenever we find time, we just sleep, or hang out doing "our own stuff".

But. We forgot the essence of wanting to get married was to spend more quality time together.

So no matter how busy life is, everything else can wait when you choose to prioritize spending some of that precious time with your chosen one.

See how pretty these lots look?
Life is too precious to NOT spend it with the one you love. 

*Draw a lot and go date!*