Wednesday, April 16

I Wanna Win A Getaway with Seeties!


I'm so numb from my daily routine. I need a holiday~!!!

Come support me. Add me at Seeties (ID:@msxeroz)! You can win yourself a holiday too!






Tuesday, April 15

Mabul Island, Semporna: Learning To Dive (Day 3)


This is the continuation of my Mabul Island Trip blog post, if you have missed the previous ones which I have written, here are the links:-

Let's begin with Day 3! I woke up super early again here. and managed to catch the clear blue skies. The sea gypsy (orang Bajau Laut) are all awake and you can see fishermen boats, tourist boats, and also kids boats busy rowing across our lodge.

The kids could row boat faster than I ride a bicycle

This will be our second diving day, (we missed our 1st day dive due to iLoo) and unfortunately my sister was not feeling really well. She was unable to equalize during her dive on her previous day, and hence, she had pressurized ears (telinga tersumbat), dizziness, nausea etc. So beginners, do not let panic conquer you and keep calm because if you panic, you tend to not breathe and you can't sink (air inside the lungs). Forcing yourself to descent will cause some equalization issue. Well sisters case was minor so shemissed out two trips, and continue her dive lessons on our final day.

Kid beggars was aplenty in this island. A VERY IMPORTANT RULE IS DO NOT GIVE THEM MONEY. The civilization of the locals here are less advance than what we have in peninsular Malaysia. They will continue to extort money from the tourist, if it becomes a habit that tourist gives them money. This will eventually destroy the serenity and the simplicity of this place. However, if you would like to help these people survive, buy their catch of the day. They will be very happy to supply you with fresh squids, fish, and crabs. Lobsters are available too! However, remember to get help haggling, because I've been there and seen with my bare eyes that the local fishermen attempts to charge RM80 for a 2 fishes. (Daylight robbery!!!) So, be wise. 



So, this very day, I had my dives at Paradise 1 (again), and then we went to Sipadan-Mabul Resort (SMART) House Reef. I really like it there. It was so fantabulous. Visibility was great, although the skies were slightly dark (it was raining somewhere else). I felt thermocline as well, that certain depths I felt shivery cold and after that it became quite warm. Underneath, the view was so amazing. The artificial reefs were home to hundreds or even thousands of sea denizen. I really felt like I am a part of them too!

Can't remember where was this..but yeah, that's me!
Back to the lodge, the view of the low tide was as fascinating as heaven! The water level subside so low, that we can see so many stuff coming out of the rocks. 



Even the anemone's tip can be seen from the surface! You can see the local kids were walking towards the ocean to dig for sea urchin and stuff like that. I am so afraid, thinking of the dangerous sea urchins. Those kids were really born to survive the nature!


Sunsets are amazing as well. One moment, the sunlight will burst and be reflected onto the surface of the sea, creating a beautiful silky image.


While sometimes, the sky will turn to the hue of dark blue, pinky, orangy and thats the moment you feel so romantic that you wish your lover will bring you a glass of wine or mojito with some finger food. HAHAHA... It didn't happen for me. Too many people around here to enjoy the romanticity of the sunset. *embarrassed*



Lovely ain't it?


I shall stop here. MORE photos will be posted as the finale of my trip. And also a video, made by one of the Instructors that accompany us during our last dive, Yang Berhormat Cikgu Azhar. Wanna have a peek at Cikgu Azhar's videos of us? You have to stay tune for tomorrow's blog post then XD

Goodnight and See ya!

Love Love Love
MsXeROZ

Wednesday, April 9

Sekkisei Lotion Mask by KOSÉ Review & Giveaway!

 “Mirror, Mirror on the wall…
                  Who’s the FAIREST of them all???” asks MsXeRoZ.

“MsXeRoZ, MsXeRoZ on the floor…
                   You’ll never be the FAIREST, please don’t ask some more!” replies the mirror.

*MsXeRoZ grabs the mirror and smashes it into a gazillion pieces!* NOOOOOOOOO!!!



Sorry I had over-dramatize my lil' shred of imagination. I was frustrated. I went for diving in Mabul Island (check out my previous post here) and to my aghast, I was still tanned until today.


 I have not gotten any fairer although I had stayed out of the sun for a whole two weeks already!


Look how dark I am now!

I think I have to go through vigorous whitening and skin pampering process before returning to my fairer complexion. I'm originally not the snow-white person, but I do have the typical Malaysian-Chinese type of skin colour.

Sekkisei Lotion Mask

Until this comes into my hand - KOSÉ Sekkisei Lotion Mask. I was really anxious to try whatever that can make my skin looks better, because being under the sun's radiation can cause bad things to happen to our skin. Dehydration, pigmentation, breakouts, uneven skin tones and gaaaahhh many many more! So, last night, I've decided to put faith into this pocket sized facial mask.


Putting on the Sekkisei Lotion Mask
Look how tired I am! I can't believed that I look dark and stiff in these photographs which I captured yesterday! *Emo* Gone were my youthful looks and radiant smile that melted the hearts of many! I am even more determined to take care of my appearance (while writing this blogpost).

I flipped through the information written on the pocket pack before opening up the mask. Well, the wise always say, "Read and Understand before putting anything on your face." Ok I made that up, but hey, isn't it true? HAHAHA... You have to know and understand what type of masks and whether are their possible ingredients that will cause reaction to your skin! 

So here it says,
"Blends into the skin immediately, creating a plump texture. For hydrated, pure translucent skin."

Sounds promising. So how does it work?
It contains three (3) main oriental plant extract as ingredients: Coixseed, Angelica and Melothria.

Coixseed - used for whitening, exfoliation, moisturizing our skin.

Angelica - used as skin disinfectant, moisturizing and whitening properties.

Melothria (White Lotus) Extract- known to reduce melanin production, hence whitening effect.

WOW~! All three main ingredients seems to have some whitening effect. I can't wait and so I put the mask on!

Tadaaaa!

Putting the mask on is really simple. You can do it even with your eyes closed.

Step 1: Wash your face and tap it dry.
Step 2: Open the pocket pack.
Step 3: Take out the white layered paper-like thing from the pocket pack.
Step 4: peel off or open the white layered paper-like thing. Oh, now you realise, that paper thing is your mask.
Step 5: Close your eyes and match the holes of the mask to the socket of your eyes, and to the holes that matches your lips. Flatten the mask with your fingers. Try to spread it to cover as many surface area as possible.
Step 6: Wait for 5-10 minutes. Lie on your bed/sofa, do not move around, take your time to relax.
Step 7: Just peel off your mask. Tap the excess liquid onto your face. It's done! No rinsing is required!


This is my first time trying on a KOSÉ product. It was founded by Mr. Kozaburo Kobayashi, and established in 1946. That's like many many years ago! With thorough research and dedication to cater to their customers' skins, they have move from strength to strength over the years. Among KOSÉ best selling skincare and cosmetics include the Sekkisei, Sekkisei Supreme, Seikisho, Esprique, BEAUTÉ de KOSÉ, Infinity, Astalution, Moisture Skin Repair and Junkisui (WOAH what a long list!)


So it says that this Sekkisei Lotion Mask with the three key ingredients can help to restore and rejuvenate skin into a beautiful, translucent skin. It's a lotion, that is able to refine, hydrate our skin like 'snow white'!



What's my verdict?




I'd be lying if I became 'snow white' after just one application. But look at the photo! Before application, my skin looks droopy, dark and tired. After lying on the bed with Sekkisei Lotion Mask, I had a little glow on my skin! The mask is not thick and it absorbs quickly into your skin. The application is as easy as ABC.



I think I better put on the mask more often so that I can re-emerge as a CINDERELLA for my next event! (There's a Ms. Cinderella Contest as well, but the dateline is today, 9th of April. I am not fair enough yet to participate *uhuk uhuk*. No prince would want me T_T)



If you would like to purchase  KOSÉ Sekkisei Lotion, you can find their nearest outlets from the KOSÉ Malaysia Facebook Page, or Sekkisei Lotion Facebook Page.

The price? 200ml for RM170, while 360ml is priced at RM260 (Available at every KOSÉ Counters)

I may not be a Cinderella, but I can be your Fairy God Mother (imagines myself as a plump old lady with wings and a wand). I can grant your wish to be fairer! I’m not joking here!

I’ll be giving away pocket masks to readers (Klang Valley only, sorry) who answer the following questions:-
1)      What are the three (3) main ingredients in KOSÉ Sekkisei Lotion Mask?
2)      Name one (1) of the benefits of applying the KOSÉ Sekkisei Lotion Mask.
3)      Finish your answer to the questions (1) and (2) above by typing in the following sentence “I LOVE MSXEROZ”

You will return your loves by sending you the pocket masks. *Offer valid while stocks lasts*


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