Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Body Shop Honey and Beeswax Hand and Foot Butter


Lovin’ this butter on my skin;  it's a great body moisturizer especially at night  
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Here are 2 of my The Body Shop favorites at the moment: Spa Wisdom Hand & Foot butter and my Chocomania Lip Butter. But today I’m just talking about the hand and foot butter.


Nowadays, I really pay attention to moisturizing not just my face and neck but also my body. Aging takes its toll on other parts of the body, too, so I must make sure that I try to get most of it taken care of well.

I do suffer from flaky arms and legs once in a while, mostly because I’m lazy or rushing during the day to apply lotion after bathing. I only have enough time to do this at night, before going to sleep. I’ve been using body butters before going to sleep because it works well in moisturizing the skin overnight, especially since we sleep in an air-conditioned room. 

Thanks to The Butterfly Project, Tammy, Illy and the rest of the sisters, I received this Honey and Beeswax Hand & Foot Butter during one of our activities as an Instagram contest prize, together with other stuff. Yay!  

The Body Shop
SPA Wisdom Africa
Price: RM75 for 125ml
Made in Thailand
Life after opening: 12 months 

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This butter comes in a transparent jar with airtight cover, making sure it is protected and will last longer. The jar reminds me of food container and I know that I can recycle the jar after I finish the product. Nice reusable packaging.

I love the butter texture that spreads easily on the skin. Since it is a body ‘butter’, it definitely leaves a film of butter moisture so I won’t recommend this if you’re going out on a sunny day, unless you have ultra dry skin. But this is perfect for night use and you’ll wake up to smoother, softer skin all over your body. 

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Feels and smells great on the skin!

Give it one sniff and you’ll fall in love with the serene, sweet scent. It’s actually delicious, like something I can eat (well, I restrained myself from attempting to). I apply it at night on my arms, elbows, legs, knees, feet and on my son’s feet. It’s so easy to fall in love with this butter!  

What The Body Shop says:
Pamper your hard-working hands and feet with rich hydration from an intensive moisturizing treatment with skin softening ximenia oil from Africa that will leave skin feeling soft, supple and subtly scented with our traditional Spa Wisdom™ Africa fragrance. Particularly effective on hardworking hands and feet or any very dry areas such as elbows and knees. Best for all skin types, particularly those with very dry skin.

This rich, buttery cream is inspired by African tribal spa rituals. It cares for hardworking hands and feet, and dry elbows and knees.
  • Moisturises
  • Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth
  • Ideal for hands, feet, elbows and knees 

The HEART Inside
Our Community Fair Trade beeswax is sourced from Guide D’Espoir in Cameroon. We work with Guide D’Espoir (meaning “Guiding Hope) because they produce some of the highest quality beeswax in Cameroon, have a strong commitment to ethical and fair trade principles and are also investing in the development of the beekeepers and their associated communities. Our trade helps provide regular employment and fair wages to approximately 1,000 beekeepers, and so benefits their household members and dependents too: about 10,000 people in total! To find out more, visit our Community Fair Trade section. We source our Community Fair Trade honey from Bezamar in Ethiopia. The honey is made in the Bale Eco-Region, where hives are handcrafted from locally grown bamboo. The raw comb is harvested and the honey is separated, filtered and tested for quality. These traditional methods promote strong, healthy bees and deter logging. To find out more, visit our Community Fair Trade section.  

Where to buy:
All The Body Shop outlets nationwide

Stay connected with The Body Shop Malaysia, visit their FB page at:
Or visit their online shopping portal for convenient and easy beauty shopping at:http://www.thebodyshop.com.my 
   

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Watsons is in RAYA NI MESTI KAHWIN Drama this Raya Season


Leading retail brand launches its Raya Mega Sale to make this year’s Raya a memorable one

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Watsons Raya Mega Sale

Watsons Malaysia once again embarks on a special Hari Raya campaign in conjunction with the Malaysia Mega Sale. The leading health and beauty retail brand has collaborated with Media Prima, TV3 on their exclusive Raya Ni Mesti Kahwin drama series as part of the campaign.

The campaign encourages Malaysians to watch the drama Raya Ni Mesti Kahwin at TV3, shop at Watsons’ outlets and get a chance to meet the lead casts – Nina Iskandar, Amar Asyraf and Azlee Khairi as well as win exciting prizes. In addition, Watsons has initiated Raya Mega Sale from 24th June – 6th August with discount up to 50% to help customer look good, feel great this Raya.


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The main casts of ‘Raya Ni Mesti Kahwin’ drama – Azlee Khairi, Nina Iskandar & Amar Asyraf together with Jessica Ng in a chit chat session with Danny Hoh, Marketing Controller of Watsons Malaysia

Speaking during the Chit Chat session at the launch event, Marketing and Development Director of Watsons Malaysia, Jessica Ng said, “In every year that we have initiated Watsons Raya campaigns, we have received overwhelming response. Last year when we launched Azam Raya Bersama Watsons with Faizal Tahir, we composed a special Raya song which hit more than 130,000 views in less than a month. Knowing our customers truly appreciate the value-added services we provide, this year we are emphasising on an experience to offer and connect Malaysians in this joyful Hari Raya celebration with Watsons. We believe this campaign will make Hari Raya for many Malaysians a very memorable one.”


Here's GOOD NEWS for Watsons Shoppers!
First 1,000 customers who RSVP, with spend of RM80 or more between 24th June - 6th August, will get a chance to meet and shop with casts of Raya Ni Mesti Kahwin at 3 selected stores!

During the meet and greet, 3 lucky winners each store will win RM200 shopping voucher to shop with the casts.

FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM Contest 
There will also be a digital contest aptly titled #watsonssiapanakkahwin on Facebook and Instagram, where One (1) grand prize winner will win a 3D2N stay at Holiday Villa Cherating and beauty packages for 2 by posting their couple photo to Watsons Malaysia Facebook or Instagram with the #watsonssiapanakkahwin.

At the launch event, lead actors of Raya Ni Mesti Kahwin Nina Iskandar, Amar Asyraf and Azlee Khairi were present to share their involvement in this exciting campaign with Watsons.

Raya Ni Mesti Kahwin, has a fascinating story line that will surely interest our fans. I’m playing the lead role as Nana who is in dilemma when both of her housemates are engaged and set to be married three weeks after Raya. So Nana makes a promise to herself to find the man of her life and get married this Raya. The suspense of the story is as we reveal who Nana falls in love with in her journey of finding true love,” expressed Nina. The first episode of the drama series will be aired on TV3, this Sunday, 29 June at 9.30pm.

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Signing Ceremony by main casts of ‘Raya Ni Mesti Kahwin’ TV dramaL-R: Jessica Ng, Marketing and Development Director of Watsons Malaysia; Caryn Loh, General Manager – Trading of Watsons Malaysia, Nina Iskandar, Azlee Khairi, Amar Asyraf, Kulvinder Birring, Managing Director of Watsons Malaysia and Indonesia and Danny Hoh, Marketing Controller of Watsons Malaysia

To raise awareness about the campaign, Watsons has designed Four (4) one-minute capsules in between the drama which will run throughout the drama period on TV3. The capsules incorporate beauty, skincare, health & personal care for both men and women and will include important elements to Look Good, Feel Great during Hari Raya.

“We wanted to develop a meaningful partnership and dedicate a campaign for our customers and with Raya Ni Mesti Kahwin, we have seen the opportunity through which we all can relate to our customers especially during festive gathering be it with friends or family whereby the question ‘Bila akan kahwin?’ is unavoidable. We believe viewers will be eager to know how to conquer this phrase and find out what happened at the end” added Jessica.

Watsons Malaysia’s Managing Director, Kulvinder Birring, GM – Trading, Caryn Loh and Marketing Controller, Danny Hoh joined Jessica and the casts Nina Iskandar, Amar Asyraf and Azlee Khairi on stage for the campaign poster signing ceremony.

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Part of participating brands of Watsons Raya Mega Sale together with Kulvinder Birring and Caryn Loh

On top of that, customers who purchase RM30 and above at Watsons will receive exclusive Raya packets for free. The participating brands for the campaign include Blackmores, Brand’s Innershine, Colgate, Dove, Enchanteur, Garnier Men, Garnier, Gatsby, Gilette, Johnson’s Baby, Himalaya, In2it, KATE Tokyo, Lipice, Maybelline, Nano White, Neutrogena, Nivea, Nur Kasih, Olay, Orang Kampung, Salonpas, Safi, Scott’s, Sendayu Tinggi, Silky Girl, Simplysiti, Syahirah, Vaseline and ZA.

For more information about Watsons Mega Raya Sale, visit Watsons Facebook www.facebook.com/watsonsmalaysia / Watsons official website www.watsons.com.my. Don’t forget to ‘Like’ their facebook page!
  

ABOUT WATSONS

A.S. Watson Group is the largest international health & beauty retailer in Asia and Europe, with over 10,700 retail stores in 25 markets. The Group has a diverse portfolio of market leading retail brands offering everything from health & beauty, food, electronics, wine to perfumes. With over 100,000 employees, the Group is also a member of the world renowned multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited, which has six core businesses - ports and related services, property and hotels, retail, infrastructure, energy and telecommunications in 52 countries.

Watsons Malaysia currently operates at 305 Watsons stores in the country serving more than 3 million customers per month.

Watsons continually sets the standards in the health, wellness and beauty market, providing personalized advice and counseling in health, beauty and personal care on top of its market-leading product range, making customers LOOK GOOD, FEEL GREAT every day. Since 2009, Watsons has been the No.1 pharmacy/drugstore brand in Asia*.

Watsons is the flagship health and beauty brand of A.S. Watson Group.


*Campaign Asia-Pacific’s “Asia's Top 1,000 Brands” Survey 2012 of over 5,000 Asian respondents