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:

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
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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:
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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!

30 Comments Add yours

  1. suituapui says:

    Awwwww!!!! You don’t need all those boxes lah…so beautiful already. Wink! Wink!

    1. kellysiew says:

      Lol! Gotta maintain it, starting to age already! 😛

  2. TheJessicat says:

    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! 😦

    1. kellysiew says:

      Busy is not a bad thing! So are you done with moving and all? 🙂

  3. Baby Sumo says:

    Busy week indeed! I’ve only been busy cooking and running after kids 😛

    1. kellysiew says:

      You sure have been busy cooking, as I have been drooling over your pics for the whole week haha.

  4. Chef and Sommelier says:

    Hi Kelly! What a hectic but very interesting week!

    Good to read your post again!

  5. Heheh, which kind of judge are you: Simon, randy or Paula? Or, ermm, to be more up to date, Keith, nicki or Mariah? 😀 and yay for malacca my hometown! =)

    1. kellysiew says:

      I give compliments first before giving constructive criticism ( ways Ye can improve). So who does that make me?

    2. kellysiew says:

      I’d so die if you had answered Nicki. Lol

  6. Yee Ling says:

    Wow…that’s when the beauty box came in just the right time for a good pampering session.

    1. kellysiew says:

      Hahaha indeed! Just did a face mask tonight!

  7. sycookies says:

    Really, really, really busy week I see…But it feels good to look back and see how much you’ve achieved.

    1. kellysiew says:

      Hahaha busy is good! Another busy one this week but will be partying instead. Work harder, play harder eh? 😀

  8. Ahh beauty boxes 🙂 I thought about getting them but because I have sensitive skin not sure if it will flare up ~ All the products look great though!

    1. kellysiew says:

      I tend to stick to my usual regime too but I don’t mind trying out more organic products. Which is why beauty boxes are awesome. Hehe.

      1. Good to know 🙂 I need to look at getting into organic things too ~

  9. wow… indeed a busy week… I bet you are looking forward to some R&R after this… 😀

    1. kellysiew says:

      Hehe not too much downtime, will be busy again from today onwards but it’s play hard time!

  10. The Yum List says:

    Taufu Bakar looks like it would hit the spot for a great lunch.

    1. kellysiew says:

      Yeah! Not too heavy. Perfect for pre-performance meal.

  11. missyblurkit says:

    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.

    1. kellysiew says:

      Oh. I must look for them then. 🙂

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