Friday, July 29, 2016

CHOKI | Korean Inspired Fashion Bags

I understand purchasing products online can be a real feat sometimes especially on the quality and colors that may vary from different PC screens, i too was skeptical at first when i cam across Choki, but after receiving 2 bags from their website in June, gotta admit all my doubts has been cleared instantly!
It's exactly as photographed and posted on their website with no fake touch ups except for color variation might be a wee bit off depending on your PC setting but the difference isn't too vast to the point you'll want a refund for it lol.

If you can't put in more than 5 essential items in your bag, it's practically USELESS.



Been eyeing these 2 bags on their website for quite sometime but was telling myself enough spending as i have to save up for lil parasite but my current bags were showing signs of ageing and even some of them were beyond the point of salvaging anymore :(
Guess it's about time to put off the "later" excuse or i'll get another unpleasant surprise like bag strap breaking in the middle of the road D:
Was so upset whenever i need to save up, confirm out of the blue there is something that needs replacing *grrrr!* It's like the universe doesn't want me to save at all and all these are not small things that i can brush off as it's usually URGENT matters.

Well the universe has it's strange way of messing with us at the least ideal time (which is most of the time lel), so when it happens all we can do is sigh and pay (literally) for the damage done. Ouch indeed. Bored yet with my usual off topic ramblings lol sorry about that but i am not here to bore you guys with grandfather and grandmother stories today instead lets focus on my bags :-P

Choki Malaysia has been around since last year if i am not mistaken or earlier this year, either which they are considered quite a new home grown fashion bag brand with quality and designs that could easily put all those bigger online bag brands out there to shame thanks to its affordable pricing and superb quality!
They have an outlet based in Kepong which isn't too far away from Desa Park City area (all the doggies!) where customers who wants to save on postage can opt for self collection method with no additional charges :)
It's like online bag reservation where you place an order, pay for it and collect it yourself.

CHOKI Intoduction 
The fashion bag brand CHOKI was launched in 2015 by a group of fashion designer with the concept from Korea. Choki emphasis to provide customers with reasonable price, classical, basic design bags rather than luxury brand’s excessive price bags. With its elegant and decent concept, our bags are spreading its reputation throughout the most fashionable areas in Asia

Thank you Unkerruuu Reno for the nice shots during Kumamoto event last June!

Featuring Choki's Signature Bagpack which is also their best seller and it can be used 2 ways thanks to it's unique strap design- as a bagpack or a sling bag!  Either way both methods are comfortable to use without straining your shoulders.


One of the two bags i've gotten has 2 ways of using it, don't you just love bags that can be used and styled in various of ways to suit your needs? If your answer is "No" then you are probably missing out on the joy of using multipurpose stuff lol.
I wasn't planning so far ahead like hunting for diaper bags since i don't know how much space i would need till the time comes because who knows my lil parasite might not be as fussy as other babies so require less stuff except the essentials like fresh diapers :-P
So for now i just got what i needed and felt suited my style best as i don't like to change bags too frequently unlike some girls (aka my older sis lol) who can somehow do it effortlessly as they feel the bags they are using doesn't match their outfits *face palm*.

That is why i always emphasis on how crucial it is to get a versatile bag that can match ANYTHING you are wearing, from formal to casual -_-
Save you so much of time and money if you take up my advice wei!


Thank you Liyana for helping with the pictures! Talented sial you :) 

2nd bag i am featuring is a classic tote design made spacious but what makes it look "classy" is the gold finishing around it like the brand tag and studs, plus the gold isn't the usual yellow gold you fins in those pasar malam bags. Theirs look like actual gold despite it being plated. i find it looking so convincing!

This bag comes with a long sling strap as well, so you can either use it as a handbag or a sling on handbag.

Not only it has a timeless look, the space for this bag takes my breath away, i know that i always complain about having too many unnecessary stuff in my bag due to it's Mary Poppin capacity lol but i can't help liking spacious bags compared to small ones. At least this bag's size allows me to comfortably carry around my 14 inch laptop whenever i am on a go and no my straps are not showing any signs of tearing so soon as the workmanship and design of this bag is very well thought off!
And if you were to ask me which is my Favorited among these 2, i'll say it's a draw immediately lol.

This model is their Signature Basic Shoulder Bag
It's available in 4 versatile colors- Grey, light blue (mine), dark blue & brown


Dressing & styling ideas:

Casual weekend look

More girly looks and using the bag with the "sling" strap

Hope you guys enjoyed this simple fashion + review post on Choki Malaysia, they have tons of bags updated monthly and ongoing promotions, so visit their website today to create your own wishlist.
Mine is definitely never ending as i am already eyeing another couple of bags because the designs just looks too cute! >.<
Follow them on Facebook for new updates: www.facebook.com/chokimalaysia/


Do use my discount code "ARISA" to enjoy RM15 off your purchase on www.choki.com.my 
Minimal spending of RM75 to enjoy the discount! :)



My Wishlist:

I know that i hardly follow trends as they change too fast but can't help liking the Anello inspired design that's been trending around since it was such a huge hit in Japan!
In green please! Makes a good diaper bag for my lil parasite :D
Purchase this design here: choki-signature-korean-canvas-backpack

Think i have a "thing" for anything in Mint/ green/ turquoise lol
Been trying to hold myself back from getting the mint one since CNY >.<
Purchase this design here: choki-signature-drawstring-korean-sling




XOXO,

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Realash Eyelash & Brow Enhancer- 30 days Results



Okay, gotta admit it's been more than 30 days since i started this challenge and kinda loss tracked on my progress as i was still busy using it everyday lol, i mean i do try to be diligent in applying it every night before i sleep but i have to admit there are certain occasions i am too tired hence forgetting to apply them on before i dozed off lel.
Well hope by using it longer than 30 days it does make up for all the missing nights in between XD

Are you guys dying to see the results? To me personally i do see a slight significance on my lash growth aside from the usual lash shedding which is kinda common for me as i tend to rub my eye alot due to tiredness, so i do hope the results in the photos i'll be uploading is clear enough for you to tell the difference even though it's a small one :)
Stuff like these you gotta use them for a couple of months in order to see maximized results instead of a short period as it might be obvious to some but not all (different people, different kind of outcome).  

Is it worth investing in a Realash Eyelash & Brow Enhancer Set?

Top: Before, Below: After
Not much difference except a wee bit longer, thicker lashes.

I'll let you guys be the judge at the end of this post, as my review is unbiased since i agreed to take up this experiment out of curiosity on their claimed enhanced formula which is supposed to be x10 times more effective than their previous one :)


The most obvious result for me is the growth of my lower lashes, i might be still fine and not so visible but at least some lashes sprouted from the barren area.


On the side note, i did experience a slight bit of spiciness when the serum accidentally enters my eyes but previously i never had that problem until towards the end (around the last 1-2 weeks) of my 30 days challenge, so i am asking my fellow realash users have you guys encountered a similar "sting" as well or it's probably just me being overall EXTRA sensitive due to my hay-wired pregnancy hormones lol. No biggie, just curious to know that's all and there is no reason to cause an unnecessary panic here ya! :)
My eyes are still working fine lol, just a short discomfort before the sting wears off.

However the best results of them all was from the brow enhancer, heck my short eyebrows grew back to it's original length and darker too. I don't have to worry so much about walking out of the house "eyebrow-less" now since it's more noticeable and fuller than it was a month ago. For something i laughed off when i first received it as i never paid much attention to my eyebrows since drawing them daily was normal routine for me and i didn't see the need to get it "fixed" as it wasn't bothering me anyway. But heck, just tried it out for the fun of it and i am AMAZED with the results, more trimming for me too lel.

Longer and fuller eyebrows in 30 days

That reminds me about a metrosexual guy friend of mine who recently got his eyebrows tattooed on, which looks rather shocking to be honest lol. Every time i see the fella now, he does look like a joke thanks to the unnatural looking crayon sin chan eyebrows done by this random salon. If i knew the name of the salon, i would highly advise you guys to avoid the place lol.
I am not exaggerating here! Remember those typical Chinese aunties during Chinese New Year?
With bright red thick eyebrows & matching weird shade of wine red curly hair to go with it, except he is missing the red locks lol wtf!

So damn tempted to upload his picture here in this post, but think i'll get murdered for it which i rather not since i still have lil parasite to give birth and care for lol.

Updated:
Got permission from him to post his ridiculous looking eyebrows up lol.

HAHAHAHAHAH!

If you want eyebrows please, please just go get the brow enhancer from Realash! It is effective as the photos i've posted speaks a thousand words already lol, all you need is consistency and patience.



Well jokes aside now, for those who are keen to purchase and try out these enhancers from France, please feel free to purchase them from their Malaysia's official website: http://realash.my/
Hope you found this review helpful on your decision making to purchase any of Realash products! :)


**Disclaimer: Though the product is sponsored for reviewing purposes, this does not affect my judgement as I have tried & proven it myself :-)


XOXO,

Monday, July 25, 2016

3D Acrylic Gel Nails by E NailsSpa

Gel Nails with 3D acrylic nail art too! Back when i was a nail & hair model, due to the fact my nails were always short and ugly, they had to do the nail art on crazy ass long fake nails before sticking them unto mine but who knew that i would be here today flaunting some really cute and classy looking nails right? :)
Never actually paid much attention to my nails because of all the work i have to do, didn't see the point giving them their much deserved pampering. Also one of the main reasons why i malas* to take care of my nails because they somehow always miraculously manage to break despite the effort put into caring for them -_-

*lazy




Well, today i am going to be featuring my new gel nails and i do really hope they last as long as claimed (1 month on average), that includes the nail art not chipping lol. Sounds like a good challenge, so let's put them to the test shall we? :-P
If by end of August my nails are still good as new, then what they say about gel is true la lol, sorry i'm just skeptical as normal people's advises doesn't apply to me since my lifestyle is waaaaayyy different from an average person's daily life lol.


Cute, English set up & a hygienic environment

They have a whole wall of nail polishes with various shades to choose from, knock yourselves out ladies.


My nails were beautifully done at E Nailspa in Hartamas, great and convenient for those living around the area looking for a comfy place to get your pampering session done, i would recommend their place!
It's overall easy to find thanks to their accurate pin on the maps which you can find on their official Facebook page, just follow it and it will lead you directly to them. They have parking provided below basement of their salon, so you don't have to worry about looking for one around the area. Another option is you can park at the open space beside wisma rapid or souled out's parking area as they are less than 3 minutes walk from E Nailspa.



First impression of the place, it is really clean and well ventilated despite being in such a small enclosure, you won't get a wiff of those nasty nail polish smells upon entering as that is a NO.1 turn off for me with my current condition!
There's a reason why i always ask my manicurist if their product is safe to use on pregnant clients but for my case it wouldn't matter too much since i don't do these too frequently anyway but always better to be safe than sorry. I was assured by the owner of E Nailspa, Emanda that they have a couple of regular expecting clients who often get their gel nail fix here, so it is a relief to hear that lol i mean i do have a few friends who also did them frequently while they were pregnant but everything turned out fine.

I was given a face mask by Emanda as she understood my concern on the nail polish fumes, thumbs up for being so considerate!

It's usually the strong smell emitted by the nail polishes both normal and gel that tends to make me feel sick despite going pass the morning sickness stage, probably just my senses are extra heighten at this point and seriously who the heck likes the smell of those solvents??
In case you guys aren't aware what are nail polishes made off, please go google lel at least get yourself educated on stuff you'll be putting on your body. Not to make you guys paranoid freaks but it's always good to be knowledgeable than ignorant, all things can be done just in MODERATION.


My Manicurist & pedicurist works really fast and the outcome of it is perfect!
No edges missed, everything is well balanced. And the chairs were really comfy, lost count of how many times i nodded off during those 2 hours lol.

Here comes the hardest part when it comes to getting your hair or nails done, "WHAT COLOR?"
Spent a good whole 30 minutes (while they were prepping my nails) trying to decide that on the types of colors and designs i wanted for my mani & pedicure lol, it was seriously a tough question as all the designs and colors shown to me has its own unique attraction flare T.T
How i wish i had enough nails to paint every single color on lol but that would be freaky as i would be a monster filled with fingers nails all over my body *gross* lol wtf.
In the end i needed a lil bit of help deciding and think Emanda saw who perplexed i was trying to decide and she told me that i am able to mix the colors and designs, what they have shown on the tray are just examples which customers can customized the colors as pleased.
Another problem settled for fickle minded people like me lol.
So i have decided to mix both my favorite colors together, you guys could have guessed it by now lol thanks to my awesome hairstylists, i have somehow developed a liking towards pastel hues especially bubblegum pink & lilac (just like my Christmas 2015 hair!).


For the price of basic nail art (without gel base, for those includes additional charges), RM90 seems really reasonable! 



Now here comes the gross part of the whole experience lol, i first of all would like to apologize to my pedicurist who so happened to be doing my foot spa but it was cut short due to unexpected water shortage *dang it*, so she only washed my feet and gave it a very good filing to remove all those black dried skin around my soles. THAT sight alone was enough to make anyone puke, sorry dear!
It really hereditary, the thick dried cracked soles has been in my family since god knows which generation and it also could be from the fact it developed from those "kaki ayam kampung days", in order for our feet to be protected from the rocks & sand, our body naturally develops a thicker layer of skin to protect it. So no matter what i do, it's still going to have layers of dried cracked skin building on top of each other :-/

I mean, occasionally i do wear those foot mask that makes your feet peel like mad over the span of a week, but didn't have the time to do so lately as i am rarely at home, but after this scrubbing session with E Nailspa, think my feet is going to look this clean and smooth for the next couple of weeks!
Of course, have to be diligent in using lotion as well to prevent the skin from cracking la.


Washing ze dirty feet, even i am grossed out by them despite my efforts of scrubbing them daily with my hands :-/

Selecting the right shade for my toenails is rather crucial, as i know darker colors tend to make my feet look very "aged" thanks to the protruding veins and bones lol, but i did wanted to try their latest magnetic coated nail polish as it is the next upcoming nail trend according to the boss of E nailspa, i've seen many trend on instagram but never once i came across this cool coating which gives you nail a "marbling" like illusion when seen from different angles.
Plus the finishing is super glossy, most definitely to catch anyone's attention from a far lol, i did mine on top of blue nail polish but the effect looks much better on darker shades like black, brown, burgundy, etc as it seems to have a magnetic attraction towards those colors compared to lighter ones.

This special nail polish comes in 2 shades, silver & gold and both looks equally good on black base!
Such clean pretty feet!
Ignore the deformed looking feet structure, caused from wearing too much high heels for long periods of time lel.


This unique color on my toes are from their latest Mood changing magnetic 3D cat eye gel color


So have you guys stared enough at my feet yet? lol, hope no one here has feet fetish ya, if not i'll run far far away from freaking out :-P
Now moving on to my nails which i am sure all of you are dying to see the final outcome of my mix & match session with my manicurist. Since i was so curious to try out 3D nail art on my real nails for the very first time, so you can imagine my "jakun" feeling la. Oh, can't believe i forgot to mention something important! Remember that i mentioned above about breaking 3 nails?
It was just recently so they obviously needed time to grow back, but at that moment of time i was stuck with 3 really short nails that could easily ruin the whole nail art.
Thanks to Emanda's suggestion on getting extension to even out the nails was pure genius and it's my first time doing them too, to some this might be a common thing but to me i am constantly amused as i have been living under a rock for far too long lol!
Emanda was really helpful in answering my inquires, offering her professional advice and suggestions, so if you have tons of questions like me feel free to ask her.

My whole session took about 2 hours plus minus, didn't feel it was too long because of the comfy environment and by the time i left i was the last customer >.<
Honestly i do feel weird typing and doing stuff with my 3D nails getting in the way, makes me wonder how some people with longer nails do it lol, guess it takes time getting used to!


This is literally FOOL PROOF, i find it so hard to believe that my nails are actually fakes but it's so well done till i forget that they are just extensions lol
It only costs RM36 to add on 3 extensions.

The original colors were blue & white but i selected bubblegum pink & lilac to go with the rose design instead, thank you E Nailspa for being so accommodating to my special requests!
Reminds me of those English Vintage porcelain teacups :)
For those curious about the pricing, the basic Gel manicure base was RM 90 (lilac + pink) with 3D Nail Art was an additional RM 120 and the gel pedicure was RM 110+ 10 (Feet scrub).


The roses are so beautiful! Can't stop touching them (sounds like molester already lel), it's nice to have that 3D effect on top of your nails for a change than the usual glossy finishing. Just hoping that my nails would stay this pretty always!


Great News for E Nailspa customers, get 5% off your next treatment when you refer a friend to the salon.

So hope this review would spark your interest to try them out someday ladies, for appointments make sure to call them up beforehand to avoid walk in disappointments. They are opened 6 days a week from 11am - 8pm (last call at 6pm) on Tuesdays to Saturdays, meanwhile 11am - 6pm on Sundays.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/my.enailspa/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/e.nailspa/

E Nailspa
30-1 Jalan 30/70 A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
+603-61432288 / +016-9977232









XOXO,

Friday, July 22, 2016

LilParasiteTales | ANGRY & DISAPPOINTED

Beneath all those smiles is a really really pissed pregnant lady.

Here at the 5th month of my pregnancy, instead of celebrating the milestone..i am still wondering if all of this was a huge mistake. Just recently the father of lil parasite asked me, is it alright if he got himself another partner. Anyone's reaction is to stab that useless fucker in the face a million times over, first of all you already left me with a burden made for 2 people, the amount of pain i have to go through whenever i am reminded that this child inside of me is yours as well, and for all you know it might strongly resemble you (who knows), and i have to live with that reminder the rest of my life while you can go frolic around looking for new companions. 
But then again, i can't stop you for wanting to do anything with your life except hope that karma shall hit you soon enough (sooner the better). A coward like you who promised to at least have the courtesy to inform your mother but never did, while imagine the amount of disappointment i had to put my own mother through when i first told her the news but you couldn't man up (wait, men are weak & useless, they should grow vaginas instead since that's tougher) to tell yours.

I am just so ANGRY & DISAPPOINTED.
with both him & myself. 

It's like my whole life was nothing but disappointments because the universe only allows me to cross paths with idiots like these. I don't need them in my life and yet they always play a huge role in screwing it further (naturally).
Lil Parasite, i am sorry that you are a partial product of a useless faggot and i can understand if one day you decide to meet him and kill him on my behalf instead. I'll forgive and love you no matter what because that ass doesn't deserve to live anyway.
Just like the majority of his population which tend to be useless & selfish too, just take this as a life lesson to never grow up like him, instead make it your mission to wipe them off the face of the earth.

I know you can hear me well and clear my dear parasite, even feel what i am feeling all this while. The long nights i cry myself to sleep when there is no one to comfort me, nights when sacrifice my sleep to work non stop because i needed the money to raise you, when i am constantly thinking that i should have aborted you instead but didn't because your kicks always responded to those tyrannical thoughts.

It's like inside of me you were telling me so badly that you want to live but i am not giving you a chance to do so if i had rid of you from the start.

What kind of terrible mother i am to have such thoughts especially when i told myself from the start that i will keep you till the very end, guess it's just human nature to be scared and have all those irrational thoughts surfacing at your most vulnerable mental state. As much as i tried not to let them affect me but it can't be helped, i tried. I seriously did.
But i am still human with emotions and needs as well just like everyone else except i have no where to pour them out too except to you whom might be sick and tired to hear my cry all the time. Sorry.
Wish i could be a happy, carefree mom who sings & talks to her child daily assuring it that everything will be alright because for my case it's NEVER going to be fine.

Many times i envied my friends who's life is just so perfect in every way, blessed with looks, talents, great career, wonderful supportive partners and last but not least beautiful babies to complete their lives. They might have couple squabbles here and there but at the end of they day neither of them walked away from the responsibility of raising the child, having that alone is already considered DAMN LUCKY compared to the rest of us who falls into the highest percentage of "ordinary people" category who don't get such luxury in life.
But what's the point, life is never fair to begin with- The rich gets everything without lifting a finger while the poor works their asses off to meet ends but never gets anywhere.

Don't bother telling me to go for counseling just because i have a history of severe depression which means i am prone to it during my pregnancy and postpartum depression. I might just stab those useless counselors in the face for pretending to give those "I know it all, I've been in your shoes bullshit" when all they ever do is stick their faces into books. Why don't you try being depressed for REAL before trying to so call help others with their condition which is deemed as a disease by society.

Coming to terms with my problems isn't the problem, i have accepted the fact of my actions and these are the consequences but what i couldn't accept is how HEARTLESS can one be.
And me being a gullible idiot who always believe there is good in people despite what others say, it's just that they are not given the chance to prove themselves otherwise before being judged. You have no idea how many chances i have given these type of people but again and again without fail they prove themselves exactly what society condemns them to be. Maybe it's about time i should just give up trying to see the good in others because it's just a waste of time and effort at the end of the day, gives me unnecessary stress only.


Is it wrong for me to curse my ex partner to a life of solidarity for what he has done, that he does't deserve happiness for making me suffer alone in this parenthood journey?
tempting isn't it?

"Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."-Romans 12:17-21

My religion (well, technically it's my parent's) tells me to forgive my enemies as they do not know any better  but as a grown adult the "not knowing better excuse" seems invalid there.
Well..he does what he wants to with his life but at the end of the day what goes around, comes around and by then i just hope it's hundredfold. Just a reminder for all men with dicks out there, take responsibility for your shits instead of taking the easy way out because not everyone is as nice as i am. Really.
Being a nice person always have their disadvantages, everyone steps on you thinking that it's alright because you'll forgive them but hey, why don't i step on your face for once instead?

There's so much more to rant but i am just so tired right now to even type anymore, guess i'll call this a night and continue some other time.




Angry, Disappointed & Bloated,

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