My Crazy Week + Beauty Boxes

If you were wondering where I’ve disappeared to for the past week, don’t worry I haven’t been abducted by aliens for funky experiments. It was just a crazy busy week. Blogging will resume normally this week after this small summary about what I’ve been up to recently.

Last Sunday we were invited to the final of BMW Tennis Open, held at the Royal Selangor Golf Club. Normally I’m not a sports fanatic but I do enjoy the occasional spectating over drinks (keyword here). Thanks to Kronenbourg 1664 Malaysia, we first chilled (literally with the strong aircond) in the VIP Sky Box where we filled our tummies with the buffet spread and Kronenbourg. Then we moved on to this:

Nice!
VIP seats right next to the guests of honour (some ministers/ datuks), close enough for the ball to almost hit me.

It was a rather intense match with Karolina Pliskova and wild card entry Bethanie Mattek-Sands, and it was Pliskova who scored the eventual victory after her strong third set.

With Partner in crime: Louise
With Partner in crime: Louise

To find out more on the tournament head over to http://www.bmwmalaysianopen.com/
More photos at https://www.facebook.com/myhotbloggers

On Tuesday night, I judged the SEGi U Idol’s final (I was there for the audition and semi-final the previous week too) where the T0p 10 contestants put on their best outfits and battled it out on stage. The 2 winners get to compete in the Grand final with the rest of the winners from other SEGI Colleges and I will be there to witness the born of a star, with the power to dictate so (judging again). So as I was saying last time on facebook, if you want to win, bring me the cash! *evil laugh*

Strangely red hue and weird bent arm. I only had about 4 hours sleep that day so excuse the Louis Vuitton under my eyes.
Strangely red hue and weird bent arm. I only had about 4 hours sleep that day so excuse the Louis Vuitton under my eyes.

As I mentioned in my previous entry, it has been a super hot week so I’ve cooked a pot of Old Cucumber Soup to counter the heat. It’s super easy to cook and tasty too. I ran out of Pork Ribs so Pork belly was thrown in with chopped Old Cucumber, Goji Berries, Carrot and Red dates to simmer for over an hour. All I had was this for 2 days. It definitely helped.

Cooling potion.
Cooling potion.

We played a corporate gig (Nestle) on Friday all the day in Melaka. This was my first time in Melaka in my adulthood but unfortunately we were just there for a few hours.

Hello Melaka!
Hello Melaka!

After our soundcheck (which took ages because of the delay in schedule) we had some freetime to rest, and I managed to get myself something local to eat.

Taufu Bakar
Taufu Bakar

It was just ok, but I did enjoy the raw vegetables.

The Common Ground crew
The Common Ground crew

Instead of my usual band line-up, I joined the Common Ground Concept Band for this gig (the same one I performed at Nerofico with). I ought to take more photos of myself though. These boys are vainer than me! After the gig, we drove all the way back to KL. Didn’t get to try Satay Celup, what a shame.

And the next day my own band played at a wedding. Like I said, busy busy week!

Our very own Keyboardist Clinton crooning Justin Timberlake's latest hit.
Our very own Keyboardist Clinton crooning Justin Timberlake’s latest hit.

Hanging out with my bandmates are always fun. I’m truly blessed to have met these musicians. We have come a long way since August 2011.

During the week I also received two beauty boxes. The first one was MIVVA Box which I’ve blogged about previously. It was a lovely surprise to receive another box from them.

MIVVA Box March Edition
MIVVA Box March Edition

My favourite product is the SecretLeaf Pure Oil Series: 100% pure and organic Organic Argan Oil (gold bottle with squeeze top), not only known by its benefits in moisturizing the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, it’s also fabulous for brittle hair and nails (I suffer from both). I’m using it for my cuticles and also adding a couple of drops on my towel dried hair.

The full-size product this time is the Beautymate Purifying and Brightening Nano Lotion (white bottle and blue top), contains Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Black Pearl Powder and Morus Nigra Leaf Exrract which helps to minimize dark spots and brighten complexion. I love the floral scent. Although I found the lotion not all that hydrating, guess I need to level up and use the cream.

The Uriage Hyseac Gentle Cleansing Gel is a gentle soap free formula which is great for combination skin and it’s not drying. There’s also the Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer (I love the Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask from last’s month’s box) and Esllon Bio Gel Eye Mask (perfect for my tired eyes and fully chemical free).

Subscription to MiVVA Box is RM38 per month, which I think is pretty reasonable. It’s great to trying out new products for yourself, or a surprise gift for your BFF.
For more info, check out: http://mivva.com
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/MIVVAcom

Vanity Trove
Vanity Trove

I’ve also received the March edition of Vanity Trove themed “Temptress”, will talk about this later when I’ve tried the products.

So how was your week? What did you do to counter the heat?

A recipe post will be up next!

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30 thoughts on “My Crazy Week + Beauty Boxes

  1. I totally get the whole been-so-busy-its-like-I’ve-been-abducted thing. SIGH!
    I’ve also been so busy late till I hardly have any time for myself or to blog either! 😦

  2. Super packed week indeed! I love old cucumber soup too. Throw in some chinese almonds if you have next time…its apparently good for the lungs.

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