International Women’s Day with Under Armour and Biotherm Malaysia

International Women’s Day with Under Armour and Biotherm Malaysia

Well since El Nino is not leaving us yet, it’s time to bring our workout indoors. Which was what Under Armour Malaysia did as we celebrate International Women’s Day a few weeks back. Biotherm Malaysia was also part of the celebration too since we women love our skincare!

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Biotherm’s latest Life Plankton range which Candice Swanepoel starred for the campaign.

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Seeking hydration Indeed!

Seeking hydration Indeed!

Most of us think we have oily skin so we end up using products to get rid of the shine. But actually our skin is already dry so it produces oil to retain the moisture and protect your skin. So using those oil-combating products only makes your skin more oily which is going to make you spend more on products that is clearly not helping.

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Eat the Meringue in Sitka Restaurant

You have to try the Meringue cake from Sitka Restaurant. Jalan Batai is getting more attention lately thanks to the newly opened Ben’s Grocer but today it’ll be about Sitka Restaurant, one of the shops along the Yellow Brick Road Cafe. Heard good things about it from some friends and finally had a chance to try it out with the beau for lunch after my recent job interview (Which is now my permanent job!).

Sitka Restaurant
Source: Sitka Restaurant
Sitka Restaurant
Source: Sitka Restaurant

It has a cozy interior with its industrial-inspired architecture which is cliche because almost all cafes are going for this look. But when it’s crowded, most of its coziness is gone with the noise.sitka restaurant

Have some Mocha (RM11) and some house-made Mango cooler drink (RM10) to quench your thirst.
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Lunch is served!
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I ordered the buttermilk Fried Chicken (RM23) which comes 2 pieces of chicken topped with honey and thyme with a piece of waffle and half a cob of roasted corn. It smelled so good and the skin is the best because it’s crispy and I love my skins to be that way!
However, when I cut into the chicken, it was still a little raw inside so naturally you will call the waiter to get it cooked again right? I did and the waiter said oh it’s cooked already because the chicken has been soaked in a brine, he gave me a face of frustration and said if you want the chef to cook it again it will take 15 minutes and the chicken will be dry.
Because I’m nice and I felt his urge to leave since it was a busy lunch hour, I just let it go. But recently someone told me that their chicken was not raw inside when they had the Buttermilk Chicken. Oh well, at least I didn’t get any tummy ache from eating slightly raw chicken.
It was juicy inside but my brain keeps replaying Gordon Ramsay’s ‘This is raw!’ throw into the bin scenario as I was eating. The corn was cooked well and so is the waffle but for the price I am paying, I expect them to be more generous with those elements.
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The beau had the Duck Confit sandwich which had teared up pieces of duck confit, roasted oranges, parsnip and herbs scattered on a toasted bread. The combination of the duck and orange is a winning combo as usual! Just the portion is not enough for a big eater that’s for sure.
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This Meringue (RM15) cake was one of the best cakes I’ve had in a long time! Described as Valrhona Chocolate mousse cake with raspberries, every bite was decadent! Its chocolaty and not too sweet too thanks to the tartness of the berries. Slight crispiness from the meringue layers just adds more fun to the party in my mouth! I will come back for this cake!!!

KL rates:
Food- 8/10 (Only because of the buttermilk chicken and meringue)
Price- Steep, about RM18 above
Service- 5/10
Variety- 5/10
 
 
Address:
No. 8-5, Jalan Batai
Kuala Lumpur

Cause we are Under Armour’s Women of Will!

My October ended in a really inspiring note (Yes it’s almost the end of November and I am only talking about October now.) after I attended the Women of Will campaign launch by Under Armour that was held at the Rooftop, Avenue K. This campaign was held in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month to celebrate the Pink Ribbon cause. Since I have never participated in any of the events held during Breast Cancer Awareness month for all these years, I though why not do something this year to show support to breast cancer survivors and patients?

So there I was at the rooftop on a Sunday in my Under Armour Hero shirt anticipating to hear the stories from the breast cancer survivors and the yoga session that will be taught by Atilia Haron who’s reminds me of a fairy but a yogi fairy!Sunglasses are the best because it hides your tired eyes but you’ll see my tired face in another photo.women of will under armour malaysiaIt’s a beautiful day for some outdoor yoga!

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I’m the odd one out sitting among the Influencers. It pays to be early I guess hahaha!
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Some of Under Armour ambassadors were giving a few words on what they think about the campaign. This event is also hosted by Hansen Lee who is one of the ambassadors as well and he is really fit like with veins popping out and a yogi too!
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Amnah Salleh was one of the breast cancer survivors who shared her story on how she found out that  she had it.
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Quek Chu San was the other breast cancer survivor who shared her story. She lived an active healthy lifestyle and yet she was diagnosed with cancer twice, one was breast cancer and the other cancer was found at another part of her body.
After listening to their stories, what kept them strong and optimistic during those hard times until today was the support that they had from their loved ones and their will to fight through it. Such strong women and I hope that one day I will learn to pull through those hard times and come out with a brighter drive!
Puan Nori Abdullah who is the wife of Malaysia’s current Youth and Sports Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin was there to share her thoughts and launch the campaign together with the rest of the ambassadors by releasing Under Armour balloons up to the sky!
After the launch, Atilia began her yoga session, it was a gentle routine that was easy to follow for me because I have not been yoga-ing ever since I started working. Need to get back into the groove! I couldn’t do the headstand and crow pose though. But it was nice to see others who were able to do it. 🙂
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Baby hair problems at the back there. But at least I know I am doing the pose correctly. I’m wearing  Ash Be Nimble’s Hooked on a Feeling Support Singlet (RM90) underneath my Under Armour Hero tee from the Power of Pink range with some leggings from Cotton On’s fitness line.
Finally got to meet Lena after a really long time too! She was looking good in Under Armour from head to toe! #outfitgoals like the ambassadors too.

With the Women of Will campaign, Under Armour has pledged to donate 10% of all proceeds from its Power in Pink range for the entire month of October to its charity partner, the Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA). Under Armour has also set up donation boxes at all Brand Houses too so you can still donate even you’re not buying from that range. The Power in Pink range is so pretty, I wanted it all such as the clothes and accessories but my purse was yelling NO the whole time. But hopefully the range is still available in stores now because pay day has come!

The Under Armour Brand Houses are located at:

Sunway Pyramid
LG1.19, Lower Ground Floor, Sunway Pyramid
Bandar Sunway, No. 3 Jalan PJS11/15,
46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: +603-5611 3788
Business Hours:
10.00am – 10.00pm

Mid Valley 
G-012, Ground Floor
Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2201 1399
Business Hours:
10.00am – 10.00pm

Pavilion 
Lot 5.02.00 & 5.03.00, Level 5,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2110 1288
Business Hours:
10.00am – 10.00pm

Suria KLCC 
Lot 335, Level 3, Suria KLCC
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2181 6737
Business Hours:
10.00am – 10.00pm

Get Wunderful lips and some ‘fried chicken’ from Wunderbath

I’m game for anything that is handmade with natural ingredients so when I stumbled onto Wunderbath‘s booth during the Popmarket Rainbowland by Pop Culture Live, it got me curious. Also because I am a sucker for stuff like this! The founder of Wunderbath, Evelyn was really nice as she shared about her whimsically realistic soaps, lip balms and body souffles. Plus her products are really cute and smelled really good! If I didn’t control myself, I would have bought more than the 2 products that I got for myself.wunderbath wunderlippie

This Wunderlippie is only RM18.90 and it comes with and eco-pouch and a product description card inside so you know what ingredients is used to create the lip balm.wunderbath review
My naked lips that’s a little chapped.
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So I need a little help from the Wunderlippie in Rogue which is a burgundy red stained lip balm. Which I can wear on its own or under any lipstick or lip gloss.
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I love how it has a good colour payoff and you can even see the colour as you swatch it on your hands. There’s a slight cooling sensation also since it is mint flavoured. Don’t know it looks more pink in the picture but I guess it differs with each person since all of us have different natural lip colour.
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All in all, I love this lip balm! I used it throughout pageant week to test it out and it really made my lips more moisturized so it made lipstick application a breeze. Now I regret that I didn’t get it in all the colours when they had a promo.
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It’s totally normal to wash your hands with a drumstick. Totally! Ok I kid, it’s a lovely soap that thankfully doesn’t smell like fried chicken. Said to be scented with Citrus Splash but somehow it reminds me of a scent from The Body Shop, really smells like the store. After showering with it, I like that it lathers well, it doesn’t leave a super squeaky clean feeling and my skin feels soft after. It was a little difficult to hold it so maybe I have to get a soap pouch from Daiso or something.
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Due to it’s realistic aesthetic, I managed to prank my dad where he nearly ate one. Luckily I stopped him on time. I think it’s a good bargain because you get 1 pair of wings and 1 pair of drumsticks for only RM16.90 and 1 of it could last you for more than 2 weeks.

Now I can’t wait to finish my soaps so that I can try out other cute ones like this Egg and Toast soap!

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