Beauty

Event: Bake & Shop Party

9:00 AM



Hi!

Last month, I got the greatest opportunity.

Attending The Butterfly Project's 3rd Birthday Party on 30th April! Together with Althea!



"The Butterfly Project is a community for beauty and lifestyle bloggers and social influencers. It's a place where like minded individuals in the pursuit and passion of sharing their personal interests, experiences and reviews could gather and exchange ideas. The community started out with one key goal - to mentor and empower female bloggers through a series of experiential activities called projects. Being passionate about what you do and inspiring others in the process of it, is what sets the community apart from others. 

Connecting brands and bloggers together, we believe this duo combination would create a wildfire of imaginative experiences to be read by millions."

My first meeting with the other Butterflies was at a High Tea event with Serverfreak. Also the time that I registered for this domain name www.rikajue.com and since then I have never, ever deleted my blog. Lol. 

In 2014, I attended The Butterfly Project's 1st Anniversary at Lasertag eCurve. That was a fun-filled event and our Butterflies proved that we could pack a punch.

Now it's our 3rd get-together, I'm still a bit shy but I'm getting there, even took the jump with getting my blog name card (should be ready by mid June). I've met bloggers, opened up to them and really, their happiness washed over me, warming me up and the sincerity in their writing. 

Honestly, I prefer solitude, I find that I get stress out in a crowd and I dislike loud people because I couldn't understand the hype at all. Yea, I prefer a good book, curl up into my bed sheets and laze the day away. That was how I spent lazy afternoons mostly. 

I couldn't remember how exactly that I found out about The Butterfly Project, why did I really decided to join this community, was it my love of reading, the writings that intrigued me? I can't say for sure but join it, I did and my writings took on a new life.

I love reading, so much, well if the contents interest me lah, lol. It's too bad that I can't read Chinese though. I can manage some Malay writings, provided I know the slangs and I pushed back my GrammarNazi for English writings. Please please proof read your writings whenever possible. I do get tired of skipping the mistakes and just stop reading when the mistakes are too horrible to skip.

The past months have been emotional draining on me, to the point that I just wanted to stop blogging because I don't feel the joy, the joy that I pour into my writings. I can't write when I feel upset. That would just spoil my writings.

But I was wrong. Writing it out felt good. So damn good! Lol. True, I can't write about everything that had happened but it felt good to write it down somewhere. I can't be bothered with pen and papers now, doing that would mean at least ten pages long of nonsense stuff. Lol.

So in a way, this blog is my place. And I'm happy that the community is three now! 

In case you forgot, this was supposed to be an event post. Lol. I tend to go on about other stuff first. Well, back to the event!


The event was by invitation only. Butterflies needed to post a selfie on Instagram, telling why they wanted to go. I was very very lucky to get the invitation. Then got unlucky because I was feeling unwell. Lol. I still managed to come plus attended another event in the morning. And also I was moving out that day. Phew, I wondered how I managed that day while feeling half shitty. Lol.

It was a rainy afternoon, the perfect afternoon to sleep in. Lol. Arrived by Uber ( got lost even though using Waze....) and I thought, shit, I'm late, going to be embarrassing to walk in with everybody sitting down and someone talking. Maybe.


Ha ha ha. Malaysian timing, I should know that I can trust on that. :P




The event was held at Glasshouse at Seputeh, an event space by Su, which is also the place for Delectable by Su. Our food that day was served by them. Love the terrariums most, it was all so cute and detailed.


Everyone was given an Althea pink box, with a mini pink apron inside and a deco kit for the BB cushion. Once everyone had their drinks and it was time to start, the emcee of the day, Dee Leonard and the founder of The Butterfly Project, Tammy, started the party.


My chosen BB cushion was CLIO's Kill Cover. Loved the packaging and thought it would be perfect if decorated.


The miniatures in my kit. I like that it's varied, the bear one was my highlight.

Our first task was to decorate our BB cushion. Sabby Prue, a blogger and also a baker - Little Bakerina -, guided us on how to apply the glue (almost wrote icing here, it looked exactly like that lah, lol). There was even three colours, choco (my colour), vanilla (white lah but vanilla makes it sound appetizing) and strawberry (erm, pink? :)).

My masterpiece!

Luckily, I got my desired nozzle in the kit, hence the shape. It was perfect and I felt so happy with my design.

After most of us had finished decorating, it was time to snack!


The terrariums were as tasty as they looked. Sweet yet satisfying.


We had a contest after that, choosing the best decorated BB cushion. Judges were Sabby Prue and Althea.


My masterpiece won! Secretly I was pleased with myself because I am not an artistic person. This proved otherwise. #fistpump I chosed to get this Tony Moly Blackhead Steam Balm.


Althea spoiled us that day, giving us 150 point to shop! I spent it fully too. *grins Yup, all 150 points on this box of goodies.


There was also a selfie contest during the online shopping. Congratulations to the winners!


We were given an Althea comment card too and got to dip for a prize when returning it. I got the Always 21 Aloe Vera 95%, which I received from The Butterfly Project's Christmas Box. It's a great product, I love it until used sparingly, okay. So happy when I dipped and got this. Lol. Another gift in the Althea pink box was Laneige 5 piece trial kit. 

One last picture of my masterpiece.

Thanks for having me!

Thank you, Althea, for the fun gifts!

Thank you, everyone, for being great individuals. 

And lastly, thanks for reading this! :)

Beauty

Product Review: KocoStar Home Salon Hair Pack

9:00 AM

Hi!

Remember my postings on Instagram about a Bake and Shop Party with The Butterfly Project X Althea Korea?

Well, I received my parcel from the event a few weeks back and tried one of the product. I NEED that product; it was an emergency after getting well from illness. Lol. The event post will come later; planning my contents.

Yes, I am gross out myself to admit that I neglected my hair. Plus I bleached my hair so I need extra care but I'm lazy! Lol.


I had no energy to shampoo, much less condition it. Felt so uncomfortable but my tiredness won.


Luckily, I ordered a hair product during the event!

KOCOSTAR Home Salon Pack


It’s even the Editor’s Pick on Althea. Priced at RM20.
(unbelievable deal from Althea, normal price is RM55 *wink)

A bright pink packet, with a lovely lady design; buy lots and decorate your vanity table. Lol.


The hair pack contains hair repair essence (collagen, keratin, soy protein and elastin) with thermal solution, which opens the hair cuticles for better absorption of the essence and quite manageable to put on by yourself. I tried doing it with my long hair. Almost fail but I managed. #achievement


As usual, I shampoo my hair. Then let it dry a bit. Applied the mask on damp hair, secured with the sticker. Surprisingly, it was very secured, no slipping or loose pack.



Waited for 5-10 minutes. I used that time to play some games. Lol.

Rinsed with lukewarm water.

From oily, frizzy hair, I got smooth, nourished hair!

What sorcery in just 10 minutes. And with the great bargain from Althea, I’m repurchasing this for days when I need extra loving care for my hair. Lol.

Here's the link to purchase. Althea Korea

And if you are new, you will receive an additional RM5.00 discount when key in my Referral Code, on top of the RM15 new sign up credits when purchasing. Sign up here

My Referral Code 
RikaXAlthea

Thanks for reading. Bye.

Diary

Dear Diary #7

1:06 AM

Dear Diary,

Why did I abandon you, my last post to you was last year!!! OMG!

Anyway, picking up on what I wrote on Dear Diary #6.

Guess what, the 15th December was nothing. Because an incident happened so fuck that shit.

But I can't be selfish, I can't pout, I can't demand it, because I just can't unless I'm a bitch with no feelings. That's how bad the incident was. Reminds me of what happened before also. A date with an ex got cut short because a relative got admitted for stroke. See, I can't be selfish if someone got admitted to a freaking hospital. 

................

Sigh

The incident that time wasn't that bad but no less worrying either.

So no plans that day. 

I should stop treating special days as 'special', right?

So what else has happen since then...

Let's go through the hard episodes first.

January
Shit happened. Total shit. I don't want to be reminded of it but I'm not going to pretend it didn't happen because it was damn shitty. Plus it changed me.

February
Birthday month and I got Miruchan. And another ruined birthday date because I didn't have enough sleep so I was getting nauseous. Lol. Quite some happy happenings this month but mid month was horrible, shitty.

March
Le boyfriend's grandfather passed away. That was shitty because family drama. And I'll leave it at that. Anyway, I had my own drama as well so it's fair.

April
Their Japan trip and I was alone with the three cats. Think it was okay?

Not! No idea which cat, but I kept finding pee until I got so fed up, I couldn't bother anymore.

May- Current month
I wish I could say it's a happy month but fuck it. Nothing beats reality which slaps at your face. Another damn shitty incident. Though this time, someone else interlude. Lol. Actually now that I think of it, she must be such a pitiful person to do that, to make up stories to spite me. Lol.

Okay, happenings here there for the past months to catch up to.

Latest news:

1. I am waiting for my blog name card! Woohoo! Finally! Just waiting for the design then printing then I'm going to start giving it out. :)

2. Received another email that I won from a magazine and this time I'll just opt for postage since collection is only during working hours and previously, I can't self collect. That was shitty so lesson learned!

End note

I just want to be happy most of the time but my life feels so fucked up, there's just too many that can turn the boat around. 

Dear Diary, I was hurt so badly. I just don't know, even now. It's like one day I'm fine then the next day, I feel so shitty.

Dear Diary, I wish January didn't happen at all. Or any of the other incidents. Can't they all go away.....

Beauty

Event: Rohto® Eye Drops

9:00 AM

Hi! Sorry for the long absence, I had a string of illness for the past weeks but finally! I’m cured from fever, 100% (shit don’t jinx this).

No one likes dry eyes or even strained eyes. We need them in proper working condition to see, else how are we going to function properly. Trust me, I’ve started having dry eyes since started working two years ago. How I miss University days; we don’t really face the screen all the time, except a few gamers/Korean dramas addict. Or maybe for e-books? Thing is, we are facing a lot of screens now and we want our eyes to work almost 24/7. Lol. It’s like padan muka lah mata kering kan. (Translation: dry eyes because you deserved that)

But it’s not just the screen, yea, before you go on a digital detox, even smoke, dust, haze and air conditioning system make your eyes dry/irritated.


So for a day, selected bloggers got to experience clearer vision with Rohto® eye drops. They also brought back two products to try out, giving them the opportunity to better test them.

There are 3 products, Rohto® Cool, Rohto® Aqua and Rohto® Dry Aid.  Bloggers received Rohto® Cool and Aqua. These two can be applied while wearing contact lenses.


Rohto® Cool Eye Drops comes with a unique cooling formula, providing an instant cooling sensation, which fades away, leaving a refreshing feeling on the eyes.


At first, I felt a sting when applied. Generally, first time users will feel this. But don’t let that scare you, this stuff really works! It actually helps you to tear up, wetting your eyes. A great solution for weary after lunch periods. Lol.

Rohto® Aqua Eye Drops provide a fresh, gentle moisturizing relief to the eyes.

I love this, it’s gentle and moisturizes my eyes. My vision got clearer after application too.


Rohto® Dry Aid Eye Drops effectively relieves dry eye symptoms and enables long lasting relief.
Each product is priced at RM16.90 and available in all leading pharmacies and hypermarkets nationwide.

Get Rohto® Cool and Aqua for your daily eye drops, even the packaging is simple yet stylish, better than the standard boring bottles you see on the shelves. 



For more information, click to their website.
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A big thank you to The Butterfly Project for this event invite!


Thanks for reading. Bye.

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