DUCK COSMETICS - BEAUTY LOCAL BRAND IN TOWN , WORTH IT OR NOT?

Monday, October 2, 2017

DUCK COSMETICS - BEAUTY LOCAL BRAND IN TOWN , WORTH IT OR NOT?

Monday, October 2, 2017


Hello October~  How are you doing, everyone?

I'm back. Do you miss me or not? Hahaha. =p

I guess it's been a month I'm not updating anything on my blog. #bloggingslumpproblem #asusualforme

Maybe some of you think that this post already outdated because Duck Cosmetics was launched last month on 2nd of September 2017. 

But, #thisentryalreadyinmydraftforamonth. So, I've decided to do some story and review about this new local makeup product in town after I've bought one of their product. #kenalahgunabarubolehreview 

Aha~ who doesn't know about Duck group. One of most powerful scarf brand locally. Now, Duck is taking one step further in a beauty industry.

From fashion to beauty. How successful we can see Duck has grown in this industry.

For all Duck fans or followers, they will be really anticipated toward Duck cosmetics. Before the launched of the Duck cosmetics, lots of teasers and guessing going around. Then, tadaaa~ the official Duck cosmetics was launched on 2nd of September 2017 in Pavilion.

Truthfully, I'm one of Duck scarves buyer and I totally satisfied with most of the Duck scarves material. #Ivebeenducked

So, when Duck launched the cosmetics, even though I'm not a makeup person. But, I really wanted to see how good are Duck cosmetics will be after their success in producing a beautiful and great quality of scarves. 

Without a further ado, let see the products of Duck cosmetics have launched.

THE PRODUCTS

Duck cosmetics consists of :
  • #nofilter Makeup remover - Brightening, Hydrating, and Refreshing ( RM 100 )

This one quite interesting because the makeup remover not only as a makeup remover solely, but it can be a moisturizer and toner at the same time. Whoever, a lazy bunch just like me, to remove a makeup and to put on moisturizer and toner afterwards, this one quite interesting.

  • Lipstickwitu Lipsticks - Bubbly Carol, Joyful Julie, Pinky Phoebe, Ravinishing Janice , Earthy Rachel, Zesty Amy and Dreamy Nora ( RM 70 )

For this one, I can say I like the packaging style which is magnetic. So, you won't lose the lipstick cover. Seriously, I like the lipstick texture also because it is really smooth. 

From the range of the colours, I would go for Bubbly Carol and Dreamy Nora because I'm a natural/nude look kinda person. But, sadly. When I went to the Duck Cosmetics store. The Bubbly Carol already sold out.

And, end of September 2017. Duck released three new colours which are Earthy Rachel, Zesty Amy and Dreamy Nora. I've bought Dreamy Nora. I love the colour even though it is not quite nude 100% but the colour makes my face looks more cheerful.



  • Glossip Girl Lip gloss - Basic Blair, Classy Serena, Lady Eleanor, Sincerely Cece, Vibrant Georgina, Iconic Jenny and Deep Dorota ( RM 60 )

I love the name because it inspired from Gossip Girl TV show whereby I am a big fan of it.  #iloveblair #iloveherfashionandoutfit

So, from Duck lip gloss, I definitely will choose either Basic Blair or Classy Serena. But, after I've tried it at the store. I think the lip gloss just so-so. So, I won't buy it.

Same as lipstickwitu, Duck released three new colours for lip gloss as well. The colours are Vibrant Georgina, Iconic Jenny and Deep Dorota.



  • Matte Decisions Liquid Lipsticks - Dazzling Sookie, Minimally Tracy, and Snazzy Stella ( RM 75 )

Hmmm~ I'm not a matte lipstick fan. But, there are lots of beautiful colours from these matte lipsticks Seriously, I like Minimally Tracy colour. But, when I try it out, I'm not quite like it because you need to pull it out carefully to avoid the lipstick messing up on the top of the cover. The other reason that I won't buy because I think the texture dry too fast and I'm not a matte lipsticks fan either. =)


  • Matte Decision Liquid Lipsticks ( Metallic ) - Fearless Lane and Zealous Zoey ( RM 75 )
This one still under Matte range lipstick. But, if you want to look more bold and outstanding. This metallic colours really suits that kind of look.



  • All-Eye-Ask Eyeshadow  - Nude and Smokey ( RM 135 )

Like I said before, I'm not a makeup person. So, I'm not quite using eyeshadow. But, from these two palettes of eyeshadow. I definitely will go for nude.

But, for me. You don't need to get both of the palettes as well because of the colour tone for both palettes quite similar but not same. Still, up to you if you want to buy both . =D



REVIEWS


What I like about Duck cosmetics after visited the store?

1) THE STORE 


Obviously, I like the minimal style of the Duck cosmetics store, whereby they play only with purple and white colour. After all, that was The Duck group corporate colour, right? hihihi.

The layout of the store also quite simple and nice. I love it!!!

Like other beauty or makeup store, you can try and play around with the makeup before you make a decision which one to buy, right? And, in Duck cosmetics store they have that too. Yeay!!!




2) THE PRODUCTS 


After tryout all the lipsticks range at the store. The Bubbly Carol colour was my choice because I really like a nude or natural colour. But, it is already sold out.

After they released the new colours, I've bought the Dreamy Nora colour.  So yeah, for me the texture of this lipstick not so bad.

I really wanted to buy the #nofilter makeup remover but the price is quite expensive for me.




I love this part. I wish I could have that bath tub for my own home <3


3) THE PRICE


So, let's talk about the price range of Duck cosmetics. Truthfully, the price is quite expensive just like some of the makeup brands that we can find in Sephora or other beauty shops.

I know there are lots of criticizes or negative comments about the price because it is just a local brand.

But, we should just think about Duck vision after all. It is not easy to produce one product from scratch.  And, they are not competing only with local brands. They are competing with other international brands as well.

So, if the quality of the brand is really impressive. We shouldn't be blabbing so much. If they are a good brand. Then, they can make our country proud if they go international ( just like Duck scarves). After all, we should support our #localbrand #prayfortheirbest.

If you think that the price is totally ridiculous. You can choose not to buy it. All the decisions are up to you. I also not buying all of it because of #imnotamakeupdiehardfan #ialsothinkthepricequiteexpensive . Hahaha

But, I guess if you are a die-hard fan of Duck group, there will be no issue regarding the price because whatever happens. You still want to get it. Hahaha. Right? or Not?

There you go, let's stop talking about the price. okay? #qualityismostimportant 

Coming soon.... very soon...soon


LOOKING FORWARD FOR...

I want this robe <3

Well, like I said before, I'm a person who rarely wears lipstick. Usually, I'll put only lip balm whenever I'm going out. But, I really like blusher because I love to see a pink cheek. hihi.

Therefore, I hope Duck Cosmetics would come out with their own lip balm and blusher in future.

Really looking forward for it. <3

Or maybe one day, Duck will come out with facial foam, moisturizer, toner, body soap, scrub and lots more. Who knows right? #alwaysprayfortheirbest

I heard they will come out with hair product later. Let's us wait patiently.



So, have you buy and try out the Duck cosmetics? If yes, what do you think about it?

Lastly, congratulations and well-done Duck group and Vivy Yusof for this new product.

Duck for life !!! <3

Thank you for reading, everyone. <3



BEST BLOGGER TEMPLATE FROM ETSY

Saturday, September 9, 2017

BEST BLOGGER TEMPLATE FROM ETSY

Saturday, September 9, 2017


Hello, everyone~

Have you noticed my new blog face?  What do you think? It is nice? Clean? For me, I LOVE IT!!<3

I've decided to change my blog template because I think the way my blog looks already dull. No hype anymore. Hahaha.
The slider on my page

My most favorite place to get a beautiful blog template always from Etsy. Yes. Etsy has lots of beautiful templates but it's not free. You have to buy it. You can get various of templates with an affordable price - but you have to choose wisely as well. =)

My main menu page, under the slider. I love it!!! <3


On Etsy, you will see a lot of shops selling blogger templates. But, the most favorite shop that I truly like is " Templates by Kate ( before known as 11th March Designs) ". 


WHY I LIKE TO SHOP FROM " TEMPLATES BY KATE "


1) BEAUTIFUL TEMPLATES
For me, I really like Grid style layout because it looks simple and neat. And, Kate shop sells a lot of Grid style templates.

Totally a bonus to catch me to buy a template from her shop. hihihi <3


2) KIND HEARTED OWNER SHOP - KATE
As beautiful as her name, Kate is the best, helpful and kind-hearted shop owner I've ever dealt with. 

I'm not telling other shop owner is bad. But, I already have an experienced with another shop owner once. It's just the shop owner of my previous template before not quite helpful like Kate. 

For me, I really need someone who really helped to install and setup the template from A to Z because I really bad in coding. And, I also need the owner shop who can fulfill all my request impressively. =D

Actually, this was not my first time I've bought templates from Kate. I've bought and dealt with her before and I like working with her. <3


3) ALWAYS HAVING SALE/OFFER
Did I write "SALE"? ... Yes!!!  You read it right. Kate shop always having a sale. So, follow her shop now on Etsy.

Oh, by the way, Kate shop is having a sale right now until 12 September 2017. So, if you had an intention to change your template, hurry, visit TemplatesbyKate shop on Etsy. >>> click here 


There you go, the reasons that I shared about my favorite blogger template shop on Etsy.

What about you? Do you ever have an experienced buying a blog template from Etsy? Which shop are your favorite one? 

Thank you for reading, all. <3



MIND PLATTER - NAJWA ZEBIAN | BOOK REVIEW

Thursday, September 7, 2017

MIND PLATTER - NAJWA ZEBIAN | BOOK REVIEW

Thursday, September 7, 2017


Hello, everyone~

It's been a while I didn't do any book review. This book, I've done reading it last month around July.

Now, I've decided to do the review after being requested by my dear blogger friend +Nurul Rasya . <3

Author: Najwa Zebian
Page: 198 pages
Published: 16 January 2016
Genre: Self-Help

SYNOPSIS
Mind Platter contains around 198 - 200-page entries as reflections on different topics that we encounter in our everyday lives: love, friendship, hurt, inspiration, respect, wholeheartedness, motivation, integrity, honesty and more.

REVIEW
Honestly, this was the best motivational, inspiration and reflection book I've ever read. Most of the topics and quotes are much related with our daily life and what we are facing in our lives.

I like Najwa writing because the topics been writing truly from the heart. I can feel what Najwa been feeling and facing because there some topics related to me as well.

All the good and bad things happened in life been stated in the book and how we should encounter it.

It also shares topics, how we tend to think or become a negative person to ourself and other people most of the time. The book also shares, how we could change something negativity mind turning to positivity. How we could give a good value to the society and people around us.

Seriously, even though I've done reading it. Whenever I need a motivational quote or reflection topics I always look back to this book.

Below are some of the excerpt from Zebian, Najwa. “Mind Platter.” 

Stay True to Yourself               
Don't worry about what people think of you or about the way they try to make you feel. If people want to see you as a good person, they will. If people want to see you as a bad person, absolutely nothing you do will stop them. Ironically, the more you try to show them your good intentions, the more reason you give them to knock you down. Keep your head up high and be confident in what you do. Be confident in your intentions and keep your eyes ahead instead of wasting your time on those who want to drag you back. Because you can't change people's views, you have to believe that true change for yourself comes from within you, not from anyone else”

“Change
You can draw a path for your life and have all of your goals set. You can change yourself as much as possible and change things around you just to reach those goals. Here’s the catch. Never underestimate the power of fate. It can knock down the highest of goals that seem guaranteed in your life. Plan, yes, and decide, yes, but be prepared for plans not to work. If they don’t work despite your hardest efforts, there must be a reason. You may not be able to see the reason at the time, but you will one day, maybe even years later. Did your efforts go to waste? If you don’t learn from them, then yes, they did go to waste. Even after changing yourself and your surroundings for the sake of reaching that one goal, you may realize that it was waiting for you at the place where you started, when you were the true you who did not need to change or be changed. Change for yourself, not just for a goal”

“The Way They Treat You              
Have you ever been told to treat people the way they treat you? Well, don't do that. Treat them better than they treat you. If a person's bad action makes you do the same, how can you say that you are any better? If a person discourages you from doing your own good, encourage him or her to do what's for his or her own good. Remember, you don't have to listen to them, but you also don't have to answer them back in their own tone. If a person disrespects you, react to him or her with respect. Learn from the best. Don't compare yourself by looking down. Always look up to those who struggled yet still inspired their worst enemies.”


“Forgive and Forget              
It amazes me how we always remember how others have wronged us, but we forget how we've wronged others. We always tell ourselves to forgive but never forget. Here is my philosophy: if you want others to forgive you for what you have done wrong to them, then you should do the same. Some people need a second chance. Some people need to forgive themselves for wronging themselves and others. You can be in either situation. We need to help others and ourselves by forgiving others and, yes, by forgetting the actions that they've done as individuals. When you say, never forget, it shouldn't mean that you will never forget the person doing the mistake but that you will never forget the mistake that was done so that you will remember how it made you feel and never do it to someone else. We are all humans. We all make mistakes. Whether we are courageous and sincere enough to admit that is a different story. If you want a second chance at being the person that you want to be, then give that chance to others. Forgive people, and forget that they have made certain mistakes[…]”


“Let Go              
They say that, at some point, you just learn to let go. I must disagree. If it just takes one moment to let go, then you never really held on tightly enough. To a dream. To a goal. To a place. To a person. To anything. I believe that you let go little by little. You let go a little, then hold back on, but with a little less force until you fully release yourself. And the tighter you hold on, the more force you let go with. The deeper you dive, the higher you'll fly. The closer you get, the further you'll pull away. The weaker you feel, the stronger you'll become. So do not be ashamed of your weaknesses. We all have them. You must learn to be kind to yourself. You must learn to understand yourself. You must believe in yourself. Never think that you are a bad person. Differentiate between your self-worth and your actions. To say that you are bad is different than saying that you made a mistake. You can't fix yourself, but you can fix a mistake. And remember, not one person on this earth is perfect. We all[…]”


RECOMMENDATION
If you really need a motivation and reflection book that been written nicely and simple, I really recommend you to read this book.

Rating: 5/5

Thank you for reading.


WALL OF " FAME "

Sunday, September 3, 2017

WALL OF " FAME "

Sunday, September 3, 2017


Hello, everyone~

Yes, we are still in holiday mood. One more day left before we back to work. Noooo~ I need more holiday. Everyone needs more holiday too right? Hihihi...

Aha~ do you even curious why the title " WALL OF ' FAME' " ?. Hihihi... actually I just don't know what title it should be. But, because this post will be related to the wall, so, that is why this wall of fame title come out from my head. =p

If you Google the meaning WALL OF ' FAME', it will be something about a wall that posted a lot of achievements such as award or certificate.

But, in my own context of " WALL OF ' FAME' " I'm referring to a beautiful, unique, rare wall that been use for OOTD or Instagram picture. hahaha.

So, I guess this post can be categorize under personal or photography. =p

Okay, I will ask you a question. Are you a person who loves or obsessed with the beautiful wall for the sake of photography, Instagram or OOTD? 

If yes, then you are in the same group as me. Give me high 5 !! Hihihi...

Here the story goes. For this year Hari Raya Aidil Adha I'll be celebrated at my husband side. Meaning, I won't be travel outside Klang Valley because my husband grandmother house is in Klang.

Then, I've received an email there is MPH Bookstores Exhibition held at Setia City Convention Centre. If you already follow me quite a while. You must know that I'm a book lover as well. So, went to the exhibition is a must. Hahaha.

I've been to Setia City Mall but never been to Setia City Convention Centre before. Once, arrived at the exhibition hall. I saw this beautiful wall just nice if I wanted to share a picture on my Instagram account.

Oh, I really particular about my Instagram timeline by arranging the pictures nicely. Actually, my timeline can't be consider as beautiful yet. But, I do learn a little bit from other famous Instagrammers who have beautiful pictures on their Instagram timeline. 

Before this, I've learned from one of my Instagram friend, name Irinahanim. Her Instagram timeline more to minimal pictures. Minimal pictures meaning a picture with a beautiful, unique and rare background or wall with a mini subject. Hihi.

So, when I saw that beautiful wall at SCCC, immediately I asked my husband favor to shot a minimal photo just like I shot my husband photo.

Let's see what are the picture that I'm talking about.

This is a minimal picture of my husband
The best part is, I've got candy cotton that can be used as additional props to make the picture looks a little bit nice, I guess. What do you think? Do you get what I mean by a minimal photo? hihihi

I'm a happy woman because, on that day, I've got a new book, cotton candy and a nice minimal picture with a wall of fame. Hahaha

Orang raya gie tengok korban , aku sibuk exhibition buku and wall of fame =p

Yummy cotton candy

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Minimal OOTD =p
Once we arrived at my husband grandmother home. The photo shoot still going on around the house. Hihihi... #sebabsayatakadakampung #nakjugakgambaradafeelingkampung #suamiterpaksalayan

Here some of my pictures featuring kampung environment. For Hari Raya, I'm wearing full modern batik baju kurung from @parcaapparels and fluff duck scarves shawl from @theduckgroup.







Fluff from duck scarves is a cotton material. The material quite see through, so you need to wear an inner neck if you wanted to donning an effortless style. If not, you can just donning it just like me. Wrap around your neck. Because the material is not easily slipped off, you don't need to use a lot of pins to secure your shawl. =)



Selamat Hari Raya from us <3
That's all for now. Till my next post.

Happy holiday, all. <3

Thank you for reading.

P/s: Do you like Hall of Fame by The Script feat Will.I.Am song? I really love that song. A motivation song for me and the song is my workout or running song as well. =D



SALAM MERDEKA RAYA , MALAYSIA

Friday, September 1, 2017

SALAM MERDEKA RAYA , MALAYSIA

Friday, September 1, 2017

Salam and hello, everyone.

Sorry sebab aku publish post nie on 1 September instead of 31 August. hihihi.

Tahun 2017 mencipta sejarah sekali dalam seumur hidup kita semua.

Malaysia menyambut kemenangan besar di Sukan Sea ke-29. Sekaligus kita menyambut kemerdekaan yang ke-60 tahun serta Hari Raya Aidil Adha 1438H.

Rimau Comel !!! <3

Walau apa pun yang berlaku dan di mana jua kita berada. Malaysia tetap di hati kita . Malaysia adalah Tanah tumpahnya darah kita.

Tahniah buat kesemua skuad atlit kerana telah bertungkus-lumus berjuang dalam industri sukan dengan melakukan yang terbaik sehingga kita menjadi juara keseluruhan . 

Congratulations, all.


Gambar nie aku nak cakap tentang baju yang KJ pakai tue, aku nak beli tapi semua tempat habis stok ='(

Sejajar dengan Tema Sukan Sea ke-29, " Rising Together ". Tema hari Kemerdekaan yang ke-60 tahun ini adalah , " NegaraKu Sehati Sejiwa ".

Bila baca dua tema tue, nampak ada kesinambungan antara satu sama lain. Kedua-dua tema menunjukkan kita sebagai rakyat Malaysia, walaupun berlainan bangsa kita semua masih hidup secara harmoni bersama-sama di bumi Malaysia nie. 

Kita jatuh sama-sama , kita bangkit sama-sama. That's the beauty of Malaysia. We are living in harmony and respect each other.



Bila bercakap tentang kemerdekaan , kita tak mungkin lupa kepada tokoh-tokoh negara yang telah membawa Malaysia dari zaman kita di jajah sehingga lah kita dapat hidup dalam negara yang serba lengkap sekarang. 

Tidak lupa juga kepada pejuang-pejuang negara yang berjuang di medan perang demi menjaga keselamatan dan keharmonian negara tercinta.

Kita sebagai rakyat juga harus berasa bangga dan berterima kasih kepada diri sendiri kerana kita juga ada melakukan pengorbanan demi Malaysia tercinta.


Ha~ bila bercakap tentang pengorbanan , tahun ini , seluruh umat Islam menyambut Aidil Adha seiring dengan Sukan Sea dan Hari Kemerdekaan . 

Aidil Adha atau dikenali juga dengan Hari Raya Korban , mengisahkan pengorbanan dan keikhlasan Nabi Ibrahim A.S melakukan perintah Allah . Begitu besarnya maksud " pengorbanan " dari kisah Nabi Ibrahim. 


Tanpa disangka , ketiga-tiga peristiwa nie kita boleh lihat ia ada kesinambungan antara satu sama lain either directly or indirectly way dari ayat " pengorbanan " tue sendiri.  

Akhir kata, congratulations to all 29th Sea Games athletes. Happy 60th Independence Day Malaysia and Selamat Hari Raya to all Muslims around the world.

Oh~ happy long holiday all. Woohoo~ it's 5 days public holiday. 

Have a safe journey, all.

Thanks for reading.

P/s : gambar lompat aku dengan adik aku tue , the only picture that I found yang ada bendera Malaysia . Dok cari gambar lain tak jumpa pulak dalam handphone. hihihi