Thursday, September 22, 2016

Japan - Kyushu Island Part 1



Kyushu Island had made such a big impact on my travel journey experiences. Not only the overall green, clean and serene environment can put me in a zen happy mood with relaxing tours of great shopping, dining and spa-Ing moments everyday for the whole blissful week, I really don't mind to stay longer here and visit Kyushu again if I'm free to do so. It's one of my most memorable fantastic holiday ever in Japan history. 


Flying with Vietnam Airlines to Hanoi & Ho Chih Minh to Japan Kyushu Island is not a bad experience for me. The food was good, the service was great with handsome cabin crews and comfortable seats with pillow & blanket. Most important thing is safety comes 1st & I've reached my home soil safe & sound. I saved about RM2000+ by flying with them compared with SA which I rather used it for shopping and dining in Japan.


Honshu & Hokkaido islands have already given me many nice Japanese stampings of happy, lovely travel memories in my 40 years of travel journeys, now Kyushu too has added another big signature mark on my travel journey that I'm happy to blog about it real soon so stay tuned. Haha...Only the best and good things in 'JC's Life Diary' that I would spend my precious time to write and share about it with the whole world. 


Kyushu Island is quiet and definitely different from the other islands like Honshu where Tokyo is situated, famously known as one of the most populous 13+ million people in this busy city compared to KL, Malaysia with only 2 million plus. Kyushu is fully surrounded with beautiful forestry and wonderful sceneries. It's more relaxing and interesting at the same time. To be continue about Kyushu Island, stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Carlo Rino's 30th Anniversary - Fantastical Fantasy Autumn/Winter Collection 2016



Carlo Rino, a brand that is known for making fashionable ladies’ accessories that is always in tune with the latest fashion trends, turned 30 this year. Because of that, the brand is offering Malaysian customers more rewards than ever before. First and foremost, I wish to congratulate Carlo Rino "Happy 30th Anniversary" and I was so glad to be part of your celebration to grace your Fantastical Fantasy Autumn/Winter event at MidValley Megamall.



Carlo Rino is a brand that radiates style and practicality with the perfect contemporary and versatility combination. The brand believes that great design that are fresh and fashionable coupled with quality materials is the key to capture the hearts of many young urban ladies who wish to look their best all day. In fact, my attention only focused much on their latest Autumn/Winter collection with indescribable awe. 



Carlo Rino customers are now able to register to become a member with any purchase at any Carlo Rino boutiques in Malaysia to immediately enjoy a point rebate system. These points are as good as cash for their next purchase. The more customers purchase Carlo Rino’s products, the more rewards they can enjoy. I have joined their membership too, join the club the next time you step to any Carlo Rino Shop. 

Point Rebate System  
·         Normal Price to Less than 10% products – Enjoy 10% rebate
·         Less than 20% to Less than 40% products – Enjoy 5% rebate
*1 point rebate = RM1 (All Products)



Besides that, members are able to enjoy plenty of benefits such as a RM100 birthday discount voucher on their birthday month; being a part of exclusive events, fashion shows, tea parties and private pre-sales; being the first to get the latest happenings and news on the Carlo Rinonewsletters; and enjoying extra benefits and privileges with Carlo Rino’s partners from time to time.Carlo Rino invites customers and fans to become a member and enjoy this new shopping convenience that will definitely increase their lifestyles and fashion sense.



“We have decided to reward our customers for being with us throughout all these years. Without them, we could not have gotten the support and success that we have today,” said William Chiang, Carlo Rino’s Director, “With the new terms on Carlo Rino’s membership, customers will save more, the more they shop. This is our way of giving back.”


A Fantastical Fantasy Beholding Nature's Palette
Sweet and Trendy
Adorable and feminine; these two words best describe this range of sweet and trendy handbags and shoes. Introducing our unique creations that are in a whole class by itself, ever ready to make you the centre of attention everywhere you go.

Fluttering Into Our Hearts
The epitome of cute, youth and witty; this range of bags are must-haves in your ever growing bag collection! Origami crane prints beautify the whole range with their pink shades printed on an eggshell white base, to make the prints stand out in all their glory. They are lightweight and capacious in quality. To add elegance to its features are its classy caramel brown handles and straps that will make any look that much more appealing. Show them off anytime of the day.

Here, Kitty Kitty

This range of unexpectedly fun and adorable design has certainly clawed into our hearts and would not let go. Thus, this gorgeously designed range was born! We have infused our brand in the silhouette of a cat leather patchwork making it the focal point of this whole range. Accentuate your repertoire during your off-days with this unique state-of-the-art range of arm candies. They boast ample storage space and are equipped with a pink statement strap for sheer convenience.


Young and Stylish
Do not be left out and always stay up-to-date on the latest trends with Carlo Rino! With a range of sleek classy handbags to far fetched footwear, we got you covered to keep you in trend and ready to mingle, every time.


Dainty Statements
Ever felt like you wanted to make a statement but not go over the top? Well, now you can with this petite and simple yet trendy range that exudes adorability and femininity. Half of the range comes with an endearing leather trim patterned charm and the other half comes with a sleek curved handle, just for that little extra attention. Constructed to withstand long wears and certain circumstances, they are a perfect fit for any casual day out.




Lavish All-Rounder
Crafted exclusively in simple elegance, this range of bags can be carried from work to play effortlessly. They bring an element of lavishness to whatever you match it with because of its classic colours. Pair them up with a chic dress for a date night out or with your fav work ensemble. This range of gorgeous bags is designed to warrant versatility with zippered and storage qualities that allow maximum capacity and security while keeping a classic aesthetic through their durability, minimalist silhouette and gold accents.

The Ravishing Diva

A simply divatastic range, these glamorous heels give you a punch of attitude when rocking them with your dinner outfits. They come in a variety of design and colours to suit your many extravagant dinner parties or just usual dinner gatherings. There are some for when you need that extra boost on days when you opt for a long dress and there are slightly heeled numbers when you want to rock that little black dress. Prepare to be dazzled by The Ravishing Diva.


A Figure for Fun
Inject a dash of wittiness into your outfits with this fun print range of footwear. Crafted to fit any occasion with its variety of designs and styles from times when you want a more simplistic look to an amped up one, this range offers it all. This range is definitely one to take note of.


Party Perfect
Paint the town red and get these dancing shoes on, ladies! This diverse designed range of heels is created for durability without compromising on an equally important element, its style. Each design has that little zing to gain a little more attention. It has at least one style that would fit everyone. The tasselled finish ones are for those fashionistas wanting a little more bounce in their step and the strapped ones are for ladies wanting to add a little mystery in their kicks without wanting to show too much.


Modernised Retro

Fashionably structured to revamp retro designs, this range of classically bold and colourful numbers are meant to bring out your confidence and charm.


Plush Perfect


Go about your week with flair and confidence! This range brings the elegance of modern designs to a whole new level. It is stylishly structured to be not only spacious in nature but tasteful in design to bring the modern woman grace and leisure when carrying it. These captivating bags are ideal for any occasion; work, casual or even travel.


Chromatically Charismatic

Let your fashion choices speak for you in this classically structured range with a twist. Its colour-blocking aspect is on point and just fashionably right. Business on one side and fun on another! Designed with a leatherette finish with convenient strap options and organised compartments, this range of Chromatically Charismatic creations is just what you need to perfect any ensemble you rock.




Signature Novelties

Embark on a journey of stylish practicality without any fuss with this avant-garde signature printed range of darling creations. Spruced up with hints of gold accents, multiple compartments and sufficient space for versatility, they will amp up any look to new levels. Aim to ease comfort and convenience, this is the ideal range for all urban fashionistas out there.



Lustrous Casuals
For a wisp of understated luxury, make a memorable entrance with these Lustrous Casuals. They are designed with a classic colour sole to give way to its vibrant print upper for a chic touch. Also, their glossy and metallic finishes are perfect to give you a boost of confidence. This range is not created just for breezy comfort but also contemporary elegance for both your day and night excursions.


Spectacular Strappy Sensations
Strap it up with these sumptuous strappy sling heels that will be sure to elevate your look to a whole new level. Get your off-duty style strong for your ever-casual ensemble without losing its chunky comfort. This range has instant style gratification that will appeal to different people. So what are you waiting for? Pick up one or all pairs because your shoe closet is calling for this quintessential strappy sling range.


All In A Day's Work
We present to you, your new must-have pieces in your work ensemble especially dedicated to the young working executives! These demure handbags and shoes will elevate your outfits with an extra dosage of definition, giving you instant style gratification.


Iconic Classic
Oozing with effortless sophistication, this iconic monogram satchel that comes in not only one, not two but three beautiful and bold colours are made up of the best quality for durability making it nifty yet dependable. It is designed with an adorable gold accent turn-lock closure, ample space and two-way styling to maximise functionality, capacity and security. It is best paired with a little sundress for afternoon tea with your girlfriends.




Vogue Deviation
Stylish and sensible, this signature printed two-way tote is the ideal companion on your work days. With a variety of demure colours to choose from, there is at least one fit for everyone. It also features snap-buttons at the sides of the bag to hide the printed sides on days when you want to go for more plain and sleek look. Just unsnap those buttons to add a pizzazz personality to your ensemble. It comes with a shoulder strap as well that provides comfortable, hassle-free carrying.



Prim and Proper
Elegance is simplicity and we know it best! Fashioned deliberately to fit multiple work ensembles, this Prim and Proper range of work shoes are made with comfort and fashion in mind. From alluring pointed toe designs to chic loafers, this autumnal-inspired range gives you an edgy sass to create strong and bold steps when you strut forward and upward the career ladder. 


Sporty Chic
Get your shoe game strong while strolling around the city with any of these chic creations on! They are deliberately designed to add a little snazziness into your apparels.


The Comfy Elevators
When it comes to effortless style, we have it down pat. This range of chic creations is padded with an elevated platform for a not-so discreet height on casual days. They are perfect to channel out your cheerful personality with their spot on designs, colours and comfort qualities. Enhance contour of your feet with these ever-casual range.


Sprightly Breezies
Style up your weekend with these Sprightly Breezies! They are made perfect for your chill, laidback days with their ultimate comfort and coverage that will help keeps your steps light and happy. Commute around the city effortlessly without ever having to compromise on style. This range offers multiple coloured flats to match with any of your weekend outfits.


Carlo Rino aims to bring you the best creations every season and this season’s pieces are the best yet. They bring you a variety of pieces that would accentuate your everyday ensemble, for every occasion, big or small, making every day a day to remember. I totally fall in love with Fantastical Fantasy Autumn/Winter Collection 2016 and managed to grab the fascinating handbag that week. I feel fantastic about it especially I get to buy the lovely heart-shaped Carlo Rino Bag Charm that I have aimed for since early this year of 2016! 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Japan Samantha Vega Branded Handbags


Thank God I get to grab something pretty and lovely on the 1st day I arrived in
Japan - Kyushu Island. This is the kinda holiday I always dreamed of enjoying
with ample time to shop till I drop, dining yummy good food all night long with
relaxing sightseeing of lovely sceneries all around the whole Kyushu Island.
There are so many gorgeous handbags in SV that I wanted to grab back home but
I finally chose the only SV Pink Furry Handbag I fall in love with at 1st sight!

Rambo encouraged me to take 2 more handbags that I liked very much also but I told him "No" as I'm not a
'Pat Zau Yue' : Octopus. I only have 2 hands, one to carry a nice handbag that I love and another to relax abit.
Haha...The quality is good, it's light and the design looked extraordinary special and luxury too. Rambo also
QA/QC checked for me and think it's good in quality even for the fur finishing. He's very strict one, usually
complained a lot and asked me not to buy but this time he's fine with this SV brand. It's expensive, retailing at
JY15,500:RM620 but it's totally worth it as I really loved it very much. If I'm destined to meet SV then let it be.
The tour leader Kitty saw the SV nice paperbag and said that it's a famous, expensive branded bags in Japan.
In fact this is not the 1st time I met SV in Japan, I saw it a few times back then in Hokkaido Island but I didn't
buy it at that time as most of the bags are big and looked ordinary. This time around, the sweet colours shine
bright like a Diamond to me, comes with fabulous and glamorous designs and tempting me with free furry bag
charms with multi colours that are fascinating enough. They also have fantastic bag charms like Hello Kitty
and J initial too but everything seemed to cost so high in RM120-200. I chose this 'Celine-Bag' as the gift for
my purchase which they put 'Present Campaign'. Haha...Consider I'm lucky to get this RM350 petite bag as I
saw other branches in Kagoshima or Fukuoka Tenjin Underground Shopping Mall/Arcade gave bag charms
as gift only. And I was glad Rambo can be my Japanese Translator here as we're stuck in 'Kai Tung Ngap Kong'
in asking about the tax free issue, free gifts etc. I only know how to ask "Ikura desu ka?" with numbers only.
Haha...So funny and fun here, more to blog about my happy and humorous stories about Japan so stay tuned.

Monday, September 19, 2016

BOURJOIS’ Souffle de Velvet Launch at Mad About Coco Cafe



Let’s get romantic wih the latest BOURJOIS’ Souffle de Velvet range that's soft and melting like the souffle cream on your lip. The new BOURJOIS’ Souffle de Velvet which obviously stamped a clear 'Sheer Matteness' finishing comes with 8 new colours that's sexy and sweet at the same time.

   
The moment I plumped it all over my dry lip gently, I feel confidently sexy with it already. And I also like the cooling and melting effects of the BOURJOIS’ Souffle de Velvet gloss all over my lip. Surprisingly, it didn't dry up my lip when I removed it with BOURJOIS Makeup Remover to try on other colours as well. 


BOURJOIS’ Souffle de Velvet Workshop started off with a big bang of beautiful transformation for the model by their makeup artist. She looked absolutely gorgeous after the makeover that tempted me to dig out my own BOURJOIS makeup from beauty pouch and go with the makeup flow together.



Haha...I have many of BOURJOIS makeup at home and I have bought many of their beauty products since many years ago in Europe and Taiwan before the brand has finally reached to Malaysian shores a few years back. Cute and yummy hi-tea spread were served here at Mad About Coco, Fahrenheit Mall in KL.


There are 8 new lovely shades to choose from BOURJOIS’ Souffle de Velvet range and I actually loved to swipe a few different colours just to suit my fashion passion clothings of the day. For more infos about BOURJOIS' brand, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bourjoismy/

Ecowell Organic Facial Care Series - MakeUp Cleanser Milk



This Ecowell Make-Up Cleanser Milk is going to mark a new favourite makeup milk cleanser in my beauty diary now. It is richly infused with organic Olive Oil and managed to remove the heavy makeup real easily and instantly. It gently cleanses and nourishes my skin without feeling sticky at all and my skin feels so clean even without using any liquid cleanser. 

And my skin feels so soft and moisturised too. I was so lazy to take good care of my skin during my Kyushu holiday in Japan but I had no choice I need to put on some makeup to look attractive and I was glad this cleanser milk can clean off my skin easily with just one swipe away. One of the best Makeup Milk Cleanser I had ever used in my life, clean and easy enough.


There are 2 more great products to be revealed every week so stay tuned for my updates this September and October month. In the meantime, you can get up close with Ecowell news and updates at;

Kyushu Island - Kumamoto Castle


Kumamoto Castle is the 1st pit stop I was glad to make a visit in Kyushu Island, Japan. Although it's affected
by the recent April earthquake real badly, the Japanese are making the efforts to repair and restore the hilltop
castle located in Kumamoto Prefecture. I hope the Buddha can 'Sau Ha Lau Ching' a bit to protect them always. 

As you can see, the leaves are beginning to turn into orange or red real soon
to welcome the Autumn Season. Consider it's a Summer/Autumn season for me
as it can be cold at night but very hot in the afternoon during the Summer season.
Kumamoto Castle is beautiful situated right at the hilltop mountain but the 
mother nature of earthquake which is prone to strike Japan, be it at Hokkaido,
Honshu, Kyushu  and even Okinawa is too powerful already with bad damages
around here, there and every corner of the castle. They had no choice but to
close the castle for faraway viewing & taking pictures from this area only. 
Hope they can repair it as soon as possible & open for the public visit real soon. 

Slowly, we took a short stroll down to this ancient village of Kumamoto Castle where there are many shops
selling art and crafts, souvenirs and Japanese food as well. So peaceful, a tranquil environment all around. 

We joined the Japanese tourists sitting here for a short performance and later with Ninja shows also.
Haha...We took many pictures and selfie together during the performance shows.

I saw many hunky Ninjas and the only female Ninja walking out from here so I grabbed the chance to take
a nice picture with her asap. She's polite and nice, we thanked each other after taking a nice picture together.
Last but not least, a last picture with the Kumamoto Castle character before leaving the place for our
Japanese lunch at Kumamoto city centre.
I made a final stop at this lovely shop that made fresh Mochi, cakes & cookies for sale here. Smells good &
looked attractive, it's expensive too. Haha...In Japan. everything is expensive but it's totally worth it 
that's for sure. I rather pay for quality besides for yummy or lovely Japanese products enjoyment.

Bought my 1st Kirin Ice Lemon Tea from the vending machine I liked to play whenever I travel to Japan.
Cost me 140 yen, about RM5.60 if you calculate it to be 100 Yen:RM4. Used to be only JY100:RM3.30 but
now, everything went up and more expensive due to our weak Ringgit Malaysia currency. Lucky I have
Japanese Yen savings all the time I need not change JY at all, if not I will sure grumble and scold the G liao.
That's why my mood is still good and getting real excited looking forward for our 1st Japanese Lunch
in Kyushu Island at Kumamoto city. We had yummy grilled Unagi Fish & Tempura to stay healthy
with sufficient protein intake for my body and hair. They also provided us hot green tea & ice water.
After having an hour of delicious lunch and non-stop laughters, we're travel-stoke for shopping liao!