Wednesday, October 8, 2014

"Gimme Your Bra" Campaign | Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014

Up till today, everyone has to know the importance of taking care of our own breast no matter you're a female or a male. Of course, female tend to have a higher chance to get breast cancer. If you don't know what on earth is a breast cancer, please Google it to improve your freaking knowledge. :)

For those who may not know, October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And I'm definitely participating any campaign which was related to help out to any victims of breast cancer out there because breast cancer is scary! (And also it's represented by PINK, my favourite colour! XD)

Prior to that, HiShop is collaborating with Uplift Malaysia to run the “Gimme Your Bra” campaign by setting up a collection center to receive unused bras from you, starting from 29th of September 2014 to 7th of November 2014.


What is "Gimme Your Bra" Campaign?


HiShop will be collecting second-hand bras, either used or new, which will then be donated to women in less economically developed countries (LEDC) through verified non-governmental organizations (NGO).

Collected bras will be donated to women in need who will then sell them to earn a living. In certain communities like in India, selling these bras can earn them 3 to 5 times of minimum wage. Aside from that, bras are considered a luxury and not a necessity in disadvantaged communities. In other words, donated bras also give dignity and empower women/girls in communities.

Who is Uplift Malaysia?


Uplift Project is a volunteer group founded in Australia who ships second-hand bras and coordinates their distribution to underprivileged women all around the Asia-Pacific region. Uplift Malaysia is an organization founded in February 2014 by Nicole Lee, acting as an official co-ordinator for the Uplift Project based in Australia.

How to Participate?


All you have to do is to donate brand new or your used bras to the address below:

“GIMME YOUR BRA” CAMPAIGN
HiShop Malaysia
22-3 Jalan PJU 8/5G
Damansara Perdana
47820 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia.

Upon submitting your parcel, do include your email address because HiShop will be giving you RM20 cash voucher (with minimum purchase of RM99)!

Also, spread the news to your families, friends, colleagues and the world in your Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter so that more people will aware about this campaign (like how Ice Bucket Challenge does)!! Don’t forget to #HiShopMy & #GimmeYourBra as well!


In case you asked if I'm joining or not, YES! I will be sending my bra into my old HiShop box for them next week! Let me know if you're participating this campaign as well! :D


For more information, kindly visit http://hilife.hishop.my/gimme-your-bra/

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Life before I end my 2014 (Part 1)

It's October now. Man that was fast! Some people have already start preparing what to do on the coming Christmas eve and day, while my memory on my last year's Christmas party still remain fresh! Anyone has the same feeling too??!

Well, my last blog post update was still in September. The reason is I was preparing for my Internship for the past week, plus enjoy my last few days before a new life starts!

At the beginning of the year I was like "Wow internship... sounds scary, but still long way to go", and BAM! I'm now an intern a.k.a a partially office lady. Buying outfits from a different sections in every stores where I never went to see before is kinda weird and tiring!


Everyone of you definitely be like "How was your internship?"

Well, I have to say that I'm lucky enough to get a company that will definitely make my time passed very fast and learn something after 3 months. I'm already assigned to do tons of works on my first 3 days last week, and knowing some of my friends were still accompanied by TV series they brought in their office. (means nothing to do la)

The only thing that annoys me the most is I have to wake up at 5.30am+ and leave my house to LRT station at 6am+ to avoid traffic jam after facing this horrible traffic jam on my first day! (Too early and too dark, never have time to selfie my OL look also T.T) So I have to sit the same LRT with students-in-uniform even though my work starts at 8.30am. 

I always felt that waking up early in the morning before the sun rise is such a horrible thing to do, ever since I started this kind of life when I was in primary school. I'm not sure is that a fear in me or what but it just don't feel good.

Besides, my earliest time to leave the office is 6pm, or if I can't finished my work on that day, I have to stay back to OT, while my friends in other company starts their work at 9am and ends at 5.30pm. Bravo!

In a nutshell, I'm away from my house for 13 hours or more every weekday.


Anyway, that was only by far my thoughts and feeling on my internship. I'm not sure about the coming few weeks. Still looking forward to improve my relationship with other interns and workers.

I guess I will be coming up with my Part 2 after a few weeks or a month because I am definitely gonna meet more weird situation that I never met before in my life during this 3 months before 2014 ends, so stay tuned? :)

Anyway this is my only picture of me in OL look, if you wonder?

I'm glad that even though my bf is not around with me for this coming 3 months, I still have these few good friends that able to accompany me to have dinner everyday and shopping during the weekend!


Skating day with them before we start our internship!

Glad that she's also a great shopper!
We shopped for 12 hours last Saturday to look for new pants and shoes!
Pity the guys~~ Haha

Glad to have them along with me in KL! My days besides working is so wonderful by now! :D


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How to Plump Up Your Lips Naturally

We all want beautiful, plump kissable lips right? Of course we do, unfortunately we don’t all have the resources or, to be honest the desire to pay for costly fillers or injections. The dreaded “trout pout” is something which must be avoided at all costs but there are some easy, natural ways to plump up your lips giving them extra fullness with no pain, little or no expense and no risk.


Peppermint oilsay what? Yep, it’s good for calming the nerves and it’s also great for increasing the fullness of the lips (it tastes good too). How it achieves this is by irritating the lips just enough for them to swell up a little giving a temporary color rush without any serious damage or harm. Dab it on, feel the tingle and enjoy plumpilicious lips.

Capsicum – the stuff which adds the kick to red peppers is also available in oil form which is a great way to improve circulation and blood flow. Dab a little (not too much) onto the lips and watch them plump up for added allure.



Makeup tricks – a simple makeup trick can help your lips to appear more voluminous. Simply spot a little highlighter onto your cupids bow and lashings of lip balm to shimmer in the center of the bottom lip. This shimmering reflects the light and makes lips appear to be larger than they really are.

Another makeup tip – if you want luscious lips like Angelina Jolie why not follow her example. All you need is a good quality lipstick, a lip liner and some gloss. Pink toned lipsticks are the key to this secret and using a lip liner which is a little darker than the lipstick, put plenty of shiny lip gloss over the top and you’ve got it – plump looking lips Angelina Jolie would be proud of.

Smile, grin and pucker – it can really help. These simple lip exercises are just the thing to plump them up so get your lips moving. Whether you’re smiling, blowing a kiss or grinning from ear to ear just get those lips moving.

Massage – many of us treat ourselves to a relaxing massage and spa treatment for the rest of our bodies so why not our lips. Take a little lip balm and give your lips a massage, it can help to give them added lift and volume.



Give them a brush – we all religiously clean our teeth at least twice daily but concentrate only on the inside of our mouths – how about giving a little of that action to the exterior and the lips? If you give your lips a light brushing over it will increase the flow of blood which will make them look fuller. Okay, so it’s only temporary but every little helps you know.

Improving the circulation – as you may have gathered by now, the bottom line on increasing your lips for added fullness and volume is all about circulation. Following on from this theory any substance that helps to improve the circulation will naturally help you to plumper lips. One fabulous ingredient which does just that is cinnamon essential oil – dab a little onto the lips and gently smooth using circular motions. Not only will your lips have added volume and kissability but they’ll also have a fabulous aroma throughout the day.

Most professional makeup cases have plenty of space to add one or more of these products so that you can easily incorporate them into your daily makeup routine. Check out the choices at http://thesalonoutlet.com and you’ll see what I mean.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Food: Coffee Smith | Maritime Piazza, Karpal Singh Drive

It's been a while for a food post in my blog. Since I'm quite free today, I'm gonna do a small sharing about a cafe that I went in Penang few days ago - Coffee Smith, Maritime Piazza (Karpal Singh Drive). 

According to my sister, this cafe is quite new at the moment and it's always full house during peak hours. Besides, you might get the chance to share the large table with some other bunch of people. We went on a weekday lunch hour but it's not full house. Just a gentle reminder before anyone get disappointed. 

I really love the design and the concept of the cafe when I first enter the cafe. It's a little bit vintage and old school type (in my opinion). But for the ambiance, I saw quite a few tables of office workers that might be those who are working nearby, chilling in the cafe, so it's not that quiet.

The menu was mainly in Chinese with explanation, and an English translation for the food name. As you can tell from their Facebook page, it was initially from Taipei, Taiwan, but the food were something western, such as Spaghetti, Sandwiches, Eggs Benedict and Chicken Chop.

Let's get started with a few food that me and my sister ordered.

Caramel Machiato - RM11 (I think)
Not a fan of coffee so I didn't try it, but it's my sister's favourite drink and you can definitely give it a try if you love caramel!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Travel & Food: Malacca Food Trip (Melaka)


It's been a while for a travel food post. Me and my boyfie decided to plan a Malacca food trip after his final exam since I never went there before. Since we only have limited time, we only get to choose on a weekend, which is a super bad idea. 

Never go on a weekend or school holidays and public holidays! Unless you only want to hunt for one particular food and you can bare with the jam and queues. A gentle reminder here if you're planning to do so!

On Saturday, we depart from KL Setapak around 1pm. ETA is normally 2 hours or less depends on your speed. But for a weekend, it took us almost 3 hours due to heavy traffic on the high way. So we reach 906 Hotel and check in at around 4pm.

We decided to have a rest for a while and hunt for dinner before 6, because you know, Malacca's street are not that big and it's definitely going to be jam every where during peak hours!