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In case you missed it like I unfortunately did, last weekend witnessed the 3rd anniversary of the well loved anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. It was an electrifying two-day event that took place in Japan on 16th and 17th April, 2022 with fans enjoying creative exhibits replicating the Demon Slayer world that we know and love, as well as dozens of stage programmes held at Makuhari Messe. 

On the first day of the Kimetsu Party stage programme, it was themed as the Entertainment District Arc whereas day two displayed the Mugen Train Arc, which overall featured all-star voice actors performing live reading of the original story and dubbing, unexpected guests’ appearances and theme songs performances by artists.

The annual event concluded with 4,500 attendees at the venue for each of the two days and with a whopping 20,000 more people watching the entire event simultaneously through live viewings at movie theatres and live streaming from their homes.

If you’ve missed it, fret not! Apparently, you can gain access to the recorded online streaming of the programmes from Stagecrowd platform from now until 24th April, 5PM (JST)/1AM (PT). 

Both stage streaming events are provided with English and Traditional Chinese subtitles. The tickets can be purchased via the following links:

When it comes to shoes, I always pick comfort and then a bit of style above all else. It's just how it is with me, and my lifestyle at the moment absolutely demands it especially because I walk a lot and at an insanely inhumane speed to the office or out with friends. 

But lately, I've been wanting something more than just my typical black trainers that I wear for all occasions. I won't even deny it, wearing trainers is comfy and since mine are in black, it's easy to match with any outfits I put on. However, at times when I'm wearing a pretty dress or a baju kurung, those shoes just look a bit too chunky for my liking to pull off the "graceful, sweet-demeanour, ayu" kind of look that I hope to achieve. 

I guess this is where a pair of heels comes in. 

What am I Reviewing Today? - Lucca Vudor

Prior to this review collab, I didn’t have my own pair of heels. It was just me and my trusty, black trainers. Yes, just one main pair of shoes. And it just so happened that I was craving to expand my shoes collection, like having my first owned heels when the review invite popped up.

Now, Lucca Vudor is a luxurious shoe brand that upholds one dear promise; offering comfortable shoes that don’t make the ladies feel like cutting their feet off (I’m exaggerating this but that’s essentially their message). This is like music to my ears, especially because a) I’ve always generally loved the look of heels, super pretty and elegant, and b) I absolutely dread the pain of wearing one at the same time.

But with Lucca Vudor, they claim to have shoes that can be an exception.
๐Ÿ‘  They use quality Italian calfskin for soft, extra breathable shoes.
๐Ÿ‘  Offer enough space for our precious toes. So sayonara to horrible blisters.
๐Ÿ‘  Special cushion insoles for extra support and lift.

My Choice for Review - Saloma Heels


Where do I even begin? There were so many options for heels! Of course, Lucca Vudor has other kinds of women's footwear too like flats, sandals and slippers. But I was aiming for the heels since I didn't have any and they had quite the collection of pretty ones. I had like ten “to be determined” shoes in a list and had my friends vote which one would be the most suitable.

And that was how I got myself the Saloma heels
Lucca Vudor Saloma pink nude high heels
Photo credits Lucca Vudor

Stylish and Comfortable Enough? - My Thoughts

The Saloma heels are low, closed toe heels in the pretty, soft pink nude shade. In the website, they categorise this as a sandal but to me I view it as heels, just because of the obvious. It is made of surprisingly soft leather (can actually smell it straight out of the box), soft calfskin leather insoles and the straps have a short stretchy band so I can fit my feet easily into the heels. 

The overall design is simple and adorable, very suitable to be worn for all occasions. At retail price, the Saloma shoes can be purchased for around RM309.30 now that they’re on sale.

lucca vudor saloma nude high heels
Featuring the Saloma heels in our garden!
After wearing it outside for a couple of hours, I was convinced that as of now, I was in love with it. I was also genuinely surprised by the fact that I didn’t get any horrible blisters at the back of my foot or on my toes where the pointy part of the shoes were at.  

Now I'm not girly in any way (although I adore pastel pink and if possible, would like to be drenched head-to-toe in that very colour), but I do have my moments when I want to look a little different, a little ๐Ÿ’…, you know what I mean? Heels can be that game-changer factor to completing an entire look. And to me, the Saloma heels were that. Super pretty and comfortable to wear. They're also not intimidating for newbie heel wearers like me, I walked and balanced myself just fine. Furthermore, contrary to what they say, I did feel a huge difference to my confidence without the cost of painnn. 

I guess a little note to my friends here about the heels, is that if they do get wet (for example in my case, the dew from the grass in our garden), the water droplets do show up as dark splotches on the leather material of the shoes. But not to worry, it does fade once it dries up again.

So, with all that in mind, would I recommend Lucca Vudor to my readers? Absolutely. 

*Disclosure: This article is written in collaboration with Lucca Vudor but all opinions are my own. 


I live on a comparatively small budget when it comes to spending on myself, be it makeup, skincare, food, etc. Anything above RM100 would have me sit back and contemplate is this a need or a want, what is this? And if price point isn't a problem, it doesn't help that I'm generally very picky with shopping. Something that I like, for example, a cute blouse or new blush can sit for weeks in my shopping cart before I finally make up my mind and say, "I want it."

Is this what they call procrastination? 

But anyway, I guess all this also affects my choice of perfumes. There are so many types and brands out there, and I have ZERO knowledge about buying perfumes. Like what if I buy a bottle and a couple of sprays later, I decided I didn't like it? At the end of the day, I still want to smell good just if only the perfumes I want to try fit my current budget. 

What am I Reviewing Today? - Scentses + Co



And this is where Scentses + Co comes in. I have to be honest here, I've been seeing their ads EVERYWHERE for monthssss, on Instagram and Facebook, you name it. And the first thing that hook me into their brand is what they do - giving guys and girls the freedom to explore an array of authentic luxury designer perfumes without having to commit to buy a whole bottle when you want to try something else each month.

For me, that's the best bit about them. I don't have a specific preference for a perfume brand or the kinds of perfume that I like. I'm a totally noob and newbie in this department but with this option, I can get to explore what perfumes I like and don't like without burning my purse. In fact, they have over 750+ perfumes to try out and new perfume launches every 14 days. That's pretty crazy good if you ask me.

How Scentses + Co business model works is that it is subscription-based, so every month you can select new perfumes (or top-up the ones you like) to be sent to your doorstep. These perfumes vials come in at 8ml, and according to Scentses + Co, it can lasts for 30 days with 3 sprays daily.

There are currently two types of subscriptions, I picked the Lite package for review that's worth RM49.90/month.


My Perfume Choice

I had to rope in my sister for this because I didn't know what brand I wanted or what perfume I should try. My criteria were, I didn't want something that's too strong and floral (it makes me sneeze my nose off), much preferred fragrances that are musky and have that fresh after-shower kind of vibe. So okay, I had a rough idea of what fragrances I like but just didn't know what perfumes smell like that.

For this review, I went for the Signorina Misteriosa from Salvatore Ferragamo. From what I heard, you can't go wrong with this perfume. And so, I wanted to give this a go and see how Scentses + Co would deliver it to me. 

Inside the 1st Month Subscription Box

Delivery was fast, fast. Within days of placing my order, a mysterious package arrived at my door. I had almost forgotten it was the perfume that I ordered because I didn't think it'd arrive so soon.

The Packaging




And when you open things up... Voilร ! 



Packing was simple and slick. I like the simplicity of the design and its practicality (I'll talk about this in a bit). To get the product out, I just needed to slide the interior box out with the perfume and inside of it were:
  • Free black plastic travel case (get it in your first month of subscription)
  • 8ml fragrance in a glass vial and
  • Welcome note that I'm pretty sure had personal written notes on it (cute!)
  • Info card on my perfume of the month
I really love opening up packages when the first thing that hits you in the nose, is the fragrance. Oh, and you know how I said the box is practical? Instead of throwing it away after getting your perfume, you can just flip it over and now you have a place to store your new perfume collection!


Worth the Price Tag? Practical as Claimed? - My Thoughts

I had a whole week to test the perfume and its travel case. Unfortunately, I couldn't do it outside like at a mall or my office, because I'm currently under quarantine at home. BUT because I've been WFH all week and I do dress up for work, I still managed to test the perfume out.

I actually LOVE the perfume! I didn't think I would, I was preparing for the worse like you know, losing my nose in a sneezing fit and end up not liking it. The perfume I chose lasted for 6 hours on me. Very noice!

The travel matte-black case feels great to carry around, especially because it's small and slim enough to fit inside my handbag. And get this, if you don't like the colour black for your travel case, there are other colours to choose from. I saw on their website they had a cute rose-gold case (I'm just thinking... hmm). 

To switch to different perfumes using the case, simply twist the vial out and insert a new until you hear a click. Then you're all set to go!


And remember how Scentses + Co have like over 750 perfumes to choose from and counting? What if the options are just too much and you don't know what to pick? I just noticed that they have "Our Handpick: Scent of the Month For Her/Him", so their team would pick a featured perfume for that month for you! I think this will be fun, it's like gifting a random surprise gift for yourself.
What about pricing point? I think if I wanted to expand my perfume collection without going broke, this is pretty great. I currently have just 3 perfumes that I own, including the Signorina Misteriosa from Scentses + Co, and I do want to expand it a little so I have more options. 

And say I do go broke or a little tight on budget for that particular month, I can skip, pause or cancel my perfume subscription any time I want, no questions asked. 

The only thing I would wish for them to improve is to curate the perfumes selection better, especially for newbie perfume buyers. It can look a little bit overwhelming, so perhaps for newbies or those who don't know what they want to choose, the perfumes can be categorised into types of scents? So we can choose according to the scents we generally like or want to explore. 

Overall, I really love the experience I had with Scentses + Co. Would I recommend for others to try? Yes, definitely. 

Click here to start shoppinggg!


Have you tried Scentses + Co before? 
How was your experience?


Gardening Goodies from Urban Ecolife Agro Farm — A Review

26 September 2021

Hello everyone! I haven't been here in a while but I'm slowly coming back to my blogging routine now that I have my life and work sorted behind the scenes. 

So you know how we have a pretty decent garden at home that my parents grow vegetables and fruits out of? I did write a little bit about it in my previous post with some really pretty pics of our garden in Our Home Garden Tour and How We Compost Our Kitchen Waste Every Day posts. 

I was recently fortunate enough to be contacted by Urban Ecolife Agro Farm to review some of their gardening products and see how effective they are in improving our green produce. 

Here is my honest review of our experience using their products.

The Products up for Review

I requested for two gardening products from Ecolife Agro Farm for reviewing - their Organic Vermicast (Earthworm Casting) and A & B Fertilizer (Plant Growth Booster). You can easily find these items or other gardening and food products on their official website and Shopee store.


All the items arrived safely in a very secured thick bubble wrap. I had to use quite a lot of my non-existent muscles to pry the packaging open to see the goodies inside. Unfortunately, we had an accident with one of the fertiliser liquids that spilled slightly in the parcel but it wasn't anything too serious. Perhaps the brand could work on ensuring that bottle caps for their liquid products are more secure. Generally, at least in terms of delivery, it was very prompt and satisfactory.

It was actually great timing that these products arrived because we were having trouble with our chili plants that were struggling to grow healthily. And with that, we put both sets of products to the test.

Organic Vermicast (Earthworm Casting) 


Let's start with Vermicompost and exactly what it is. The product is basically vermicast which is an organic by-product produced by worms through composting activities. In simpler terms, we're looking at a bag of worm poop and other undigested materials they left behind when they were chomping on decayed waste.

It was a great addition to our existing natural fertiliser collection. Previously, we've tried many options to have our chili plants live but they always ended up growing shriveled and stunted at some point in their development. We're not sure if Vermicompost was the sole contributor to our healthy chili plants which later produced ripe produce, however, since we were mostly relying on this compost over most things, we can say that it actually worked! 

We're really happy with the results. Although we've always had a healthy population of worms living in our garden, perhaps they needed a little help with richening the earth. A little comes a long way. We sprinkled small amounts of Vermicompost around the plant base every few days before watering it down.


Fertiliser A & B

Like I mentioned before, we had a little oopsie-daisy problem when we received the packaging. Had a bit of a spill despite the generous bubble wrap that came with the products. Still, it's nothing that a few wads of tissue can solve. After reading through the description of what the two products do, we got straight into testing them out on our nutrient-deprived plants. 
From what we've gathered about the two fertilisers, you mix a certain amount of them before sprinkling them onto the soil. The results as claimed by the products are better nutrient absorption and yield. 

We're not sure which of the two products - the Vermicompost or Fertiliser, or perhaps the combination of both, but after a few weeks of trying to revive our chili plants and a few others, most of them turned out so much better than what we expected. 





The end results 


Overall, we're actually really happy with the outcome of our testing of both the Vermicompost and fertilisers. We're actually looking forward to trying out potentially good products from Urban Ecolife  Agro Farm. Who knows what other hidden treasures we can find!

Collect Your GRAB Food E-voucher Rebates

18 July 2021

 

Hello guys! How are youuu? I’ve missed out on a ton of things while I’ve been away. I know I’ve been off radar for a while, I figured I needed some space for new ideas to come by for my next blog posts. It’s kind of hard to, especially when weeks and months later, we’re still under lockdown and I haven’t been outside for a while. 

But other than that, things are doing surprisingly great for me which comes to my next question: how have you guys really been doing lately? I really hope all of you are safe and getting the support you need during this daunting pandemic.

Getting back on shopping

I want to talk about something I’m sure we can all relate to - shopping. And with shopping, getting the best bargain, discounts or rebates out of our purchases doesn’t come too far from our mind. To be frank, I didn’t do much shopping over the last year except for a few items here and there. However, knowing that I’m not going anywhere too soon in this lockdown, I’ve started to open up my shopping and food delivery apps again. 

Especially GrabFood.

I’m not kidding, I would have at least one Grab delivery guy dropping off a random Tealive drink or McD by my door at least once a week. And in all that flurry of shopping food online, I didn’t get into the habit of looking out for rebates for a little extra cashback until just recently.
What’s GETBATS?

GETBATS isn’t a name I haven’t heard of in my circle of friends or social media. It’s been quite raved about for a while now for being a great platform (website and mobile) for offering cash rebates from purchases as low as RM10. Customers like me can get cash rebate deals from purchases for 1-5%. 

Just thinking about the amount of cash rebates I would have in my e-wallet for my next shopping spree had I used apps like GETBATS or something similar sooner is giving me a migraine. I would have saved a bit of cash.

Get extra cash rebates with GETBATS e-voucher

I’d recommend the GETBATS app for avid online shoppers like me who frequently visit Grab, Shopee, Zalora and other shopping apps on our phones. And when it comes to maneuvering around the app? Almost effortless. I have a few dozen apps on my phone, but GETBATS has features on its app that’s generally familiar to me. It’s a no brainer to use the app alongside the app I shop on.

Not only that, I save a lot of time from scavenging for the latest offers, discounts and cash rebates when I can find them all in one app. 

GETBATS not only gives very high cash rebates from online purchases for online shoppers, it also allows me to enjoy cash rebates instantly. Say the next time I’m ordering something tasty from GrabFood, I’d have a little extra cash for my next purchase. If you often shop on GrabFood like I often do, you can purchase yourself GETBATS 50% Rebates GrabFood e-voucher from its website or app. 

Steps to claim your e-voucher:
1. Purchase the GrabFood e-voucher.
Place the selected e-voucher into your shopping cart

2. Clicking the icon on the top right corner of your app, find “My Voucher” where your purchased item will be.

3. Select “Details” on the e-voucher and tap “Select to Redeem”. An OTP will be texted to you and all you have to do next, is to tap in the code on your Grab app to fully redeem 50% cash rebates off from your purchase on GrabFood.

4. You will find your cash rebates ready in your “Rewards” on Grab!

There are tons of other cash rebate options and stores on the app you can look out for the next time you’re on a shopping spree. Personally, I would definitely keep on using the app for my next purchase, saving a few coins for future shopping. If you’ve tried the GETBATS app, do let me know how your experience is. I’d love to know more from my readers.

Until next time, thanks for reading!

Sudio Nio Apple Skin Leather Case Review

24 May 2021

 

Recently, I was approached by Sudio for another product review collab and when I was informed that it'd be about Sudio Nio's latest case made out of apple skin leather, I was more than intrigued. I'm still very impressed by their wireless earphones which you can read my full review here. 

My mum is equally heads over heels in love with it too and it has been a great addition to listen to videos while cooking and gardening. It has gotten to the point that she keeps losing her phone because of how convenient the earphones are! 

Vegan Friendly Plant-Based Leather

Front view of the casing

Initially, I had a lot of questions about the casing and the process that went into processing apple peels  into leather. I did some reading here and there because I haven't heard much about this innovation and I found out that this is pretty new. Sudio is one of the few companies who are incorporating plant-based materials that are biodegradable such as apple peels to be part of their products.

Firs impression when I held the end product, is that it's very soft and smooth, has the appearance of leather with the fine grainy imprints outside. When I turned over the flap cover to reveal the compartment for the wireless earphone inside, it's covered with a soft material to securely hug the product. An elastic band is also attached to keep everything in place.

Side view of casing

Back view of casing

With the Sudio Nio Wireless earphones inside the casing, it feels compact and secure, especially with the elastic band. It puts my mind at ease that now I won't risk having scratch marks on the wireless earphones plastic charging case. Overall, it makes a great accessory, it's very pleasing and stylish to the eyes, and I can chuck my earphones inside the casing in my bag without worry.

Get Casing for FREE with Sudio Nio Purchase

Between 10 May - 6 June 2021, you can get Sudio NIO wireless earphones for only RM272 AND 50% off for the apple skin leather casing. Use the discount code "NIOCASE" to grab this bargain. There is also free delivery within Malaysia and Worldwide and 3 years warranty with every purchase from Sudio. 

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