Friday, October 26, 2012

Talika Lipocils & Black - Blogger Event

Dear Friends

Last week, I attended the launch of Talika Lipocils & Black at Zebra Square. It was my first time to Zebra Square and I had no idea how to go to Jalan Kampung Pandan off Jalan Tun Razak. Fortunately, the very kind Cindy advised me to take the Star LRT to Pandan Jaya station. I reached there safely albeit the taxi driver's refusal to drive me to the door step. He insisted that I crossed the busy roads. 

Upon reaching the venue, I  was greeted by the friendly staff of Talika. The event room was beautifully decorated with white roses. I simply loved the ambience of the room.  I saw some familiar faces and felt very much at home. 


The presentation was conducted by the lovely Ms Sina Deubner, the Area Sales & Marketing Manager of Talika. She is based in Talika's Hong Kong office. I simply love her presentation about the history of Talika. Talika is a brand which is synonymous with eye lashes, at least this is what I think. I have heard of Talika more than 10 years ago. However, I did not know about the evolution of their lash products until this event. 

Ms Sina Deubner explaining the product

The 1st generation of lipocils (1948) is stored in a small jar while the 3rd generation (2010) is the Lipocils Expert.
The new Lipocils & Black
According to Ms Sina, Lipocils eyelash serum will stimulate the lashes to grow to their optimum length and volume. At the same time it will help the lashes to curl naturally. The serum will also strengthen the lashes and reduce fall out. However, the key is to apply it day and night for 28 days. Thereafter, to apply once daily for maintenance. The keratin-stimulating mascara is to be applied after the serum where necessary.

The double sided wand has 2.5ml of products on each side.

Lipocils - contains 12 botanicals that stimulate growth up to 2.5mm in just 28 days
Black - Rich deep black mascara that stimulates keratin synthesis and lengthens lashes

Important note: Lipocils must be applied to clean lashes. The product must be applied at the lash line. If you have to apply eye cream etc, ensure that the lipocils is applied first, followed by your other eye products.

On the left end is the applicator for the lipocils lash growth serum, On the right end is the mascara wand.
The 4 bloggers who tried the product for 28 days shared their testimonies. Their "before-after" pictures of their lashes were shown to us and I must say that I am impressed with their results. Needless to say, all of them were very happy with their results too.

Bloggers busy trying out the Lipocils & Black

My lashes after using Lipocils & Black. I felt that the mascard formula is a bit too wet for my liking. My lashes clumped together.

The dinner table - beautifully laid

I love the cake!
A picture taken with Ms Sina and Ms Cindy
Talika & Black retails at RM142 and is available at Parkson (various outlets) and Metrojaya Mid Valley.
Thanks to Talika for organizing this event! I enjoyed the session and the lovely chat with Ms Sina and other bloggers during dinner.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

My Trip to Beijing 28 Sept - 4 Oct 2012

Dear Friends,

I came back from Beijing 2 weeks ago. I planned to go on a free and easy back packing trip to Beijing but it turned out to be otherwise due to the unbelievably huge crowd of tourists from all parts of China flocking to the capital city. Why the huge crowd? It was their independence week that also coincides with the mid-autumn festival (more commonly known as Moon Cake festival in Malaysia).

I did not check the date before booking the flight. You must be thinking "What type of traveller is she?". Yes, I admit that I am not good at planning just like my Krabi trip early this year. Anyway, God had protected me throughout my journey and I came back safe and sound even though I travelled alone in Beijing using public transport. I flew with Air AsiaX. It was not a very pleasant journey as there was a delayed flight and some inconsiderate passengers. However, I thank God for the safe journey.

I have never been to Beijing before this and I had never travel alone before. However, I am not worried because I stayed with my friend who is working there. Unfortunately, she could not take leave to join me for the sight seeing. Therefore, I had to put my Mandarin into good use. Fortunately, I am still able to read the Chinese characters well apart from speaking the language fluently. The local tourists in Beijing were really impressed and thought that I came from China too. Ha..ha...I felt really happy to be able to communicate with them. At least, now I know that I did not waste my time studying Mandarin for 11 years!

Now, lets see the pics.

Day 1- The Amazing Great Wall of China - Mutianyu (29-09-2012)
This was an unplanned trip. Again, God really knew my heart's desire to visit the Great Wall. As I said, I did not have a planned trip. I did not even booked any local tour before flying there. Yeah, that's me. You may not believe me but that's true. I simply go with the flow.

My walking partner

I had no idea that I would be visiting the Great Wall on the first day of my holiday. I had my monthly blues and only 5 hours of sleep. Amazingly, I was able to finish the whole stretch within 3 hours and surviving only on some biscuits and water. I climbed from 2 to 5pm (up and down). The experience was .....indescribable. It was such a long walk but thank God that I had a walking partner, Monica Yap whom I just knew on that very day was very determined and motivated to complete the walk. She was the angel that God has sent to accompany me. I did not feel tired at all. Thanks to my regular exercise.

And on that day, we were really fortunate because there was no crowd yet.

Day 2 - Rest and Relax
I did not go to any places but went to visit my friend's restaurant which I will elaborate in my next post.
Having breakfast in the park

The place where I stayed - Olympic Garden

Fresh Hawthorn (san cha)
Day 3 - went shopping at Sanlitun with my friend (she took one day off from work)

Day 4 - Summer Palace and Forbidden City
I booked a local tour by phone and went to these places. The crowd was really huge and I could hardly walk.
Summer Palace

Forbidden City

At the entrance of Forbidden City - can u see the crowd?
Forbidden City - I had no idea that it is super huge

A local tourist from Guilin - Madam Xiong Yan & son


 I had to find my way back to my friend's apartment from Forbidden City. Thankfully, my friend gave me some information. I took bus 82 to Olympic Park and took the Subway line no 8 and 10. I changed another bus 406 and reached home safely.

Day 5 - Tiananmen Square
I travelled by bus and Subway and reached Tiananmen Square at 1.30pm. I saw the huge crowd and did not feel like travelling. However, I met a lovely couple (local tourist from Suzhou) and tagged along with them. 

Pic with a local tourist from Suzhou - Madam Soong

Day 6 - went ChaoYang Park and Sanlitun

Chao Yang Park

This is a clothing market but the people are very impolite and quote very high prices for low quality products

Overall, I am happy with my trip except the crowd and the super dirty toilet. You can never imagine the state of the public toilet in Beijing. Our public toilet in Malaysia is way much better. I learn to appreciate Malaysia more after visiting Beijing.

Have you been to Beijing before?


Sunday, October 7, 2012

3 Prizes to be Won in conjunction with Evening Lavender's 3rd Anniversary Giveaway

Dear Readers,

Evening Lavender has turned 3 in Sept 2012! Time really flies and this year has been a very busy year for me. I have not been very diligent in writing. Despite that I thank you for your support.

As an appreciation for your constant support, I am holding a giveaway for you my lovely readers.
There are 3 Prizes all together in conjunction with Evening Lavender's 3rd Anniversary.

This giveaway is opened to readers with a valid Malaysian address.

The Closing Date is 8th Nov 2012 at 9am Malaysian time.

The goodies are shown in the pictures below. MaskSlim has kindly sponsored 25 pieces of Annie's Way Sheet Mask. The 1st and 2nd Prize winners will enjoy 10 sheet masks from MaskSlim while the 3rd prize winner will enjoy 5 sheet masks. The rest of the goodies are from my own goodie bank.

All items are Brand New except Shills Lip Tint, the product has been tested once for review purpose.

1st Prize - 10 pieces of Annie's Way sheet mask (5 types), Savee eye shadow, Almay's eye makeup remover, Mini Princess Sleeping mask, Cover Girl's lip balm

2nd Prize - 10 pieces of Annie's Way sheet mask (5 types), Etude house Nail polish, Scholl nail treatment, Cover Girl's lip balm

3rd Prize - 5 pieces of Annie's Way sheet mask (5 types), LUS Wine Hand Packs, Anosa Slimming patch, Shills sheet mask, Shills lip tint (this product has been tested once for review purpose), Mini Princess Sleeping mask, Skin Food Carrot pack

Some simple rules:

1. State your follower ID. (If you are not a follower yet, just click the "follow" button on the right hand side of this blog and follow the instructions). Readers do not need to have a blog to join this giveaway.

2. State your email address and which state you are from. (e.g. Selangor, Perak, Melaka)

3. Tell me why do you read my blog?
4. For one additional entry, you may copy the first picture and do a post in your blog and come back and give me the link.

5. For another additional entry, you can share this post in Facebook and give me the link.

6. 3 winners will be chosen using 

7. The winner will be contacted via email within 1 week from the closing date. If there is no reply within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen. 

Good Luck.



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