Category: Review

Daisuke Salon De Coiffure – A New Personal Fave

I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about this salon, so I figured it was high time I checked the place out for myself. A quick glance at the address tells me that it is way nearer than my usual salon for a ‘hair-over’ so that a plus point for me!

Driving there was relatively painless, though I heavily relied on my Waze to bring me there. Parking on the other hand, was a pain. It took me two panicked rounds (the guards were no help lol) to realize that I can only make a semi-full round once I entered the open-air carpark before I’m forced to go down below to the Basement parking (which is yet another maze I couldn’t puzzle). Can’t say that I’m the only one who suffered this though, cause I happened to see two-three cars faltering to a stop when they encountered the sudden ‘entrance’ to the basement haha. But that’s just me, griping about it.

Daisuke Salon de Coiffure @ Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

I don’t really have much photos this time, cause my focus wasn’t too much on taking photos. But one thing I really have got to commend this salon is that they sure know how to make one feel extra comfy and right at home!

Seating is unconventional, especially for people like me who’s rather used to the ‘barber shop’ chair style. Instead of resting your feet on two ‘pedals’ stationed below the chair as per norm, each area is given a footstool. Choose whether you want to use it for your feet or *cough* your bag. There’s also a side table for other needs, like putting down your glasses and a hot drink, complimentary of course 😉

if you’re uncomfortable sitting amidst a bunch of people, there’s also private rooms where each section is partitioned off with soft curtains that obscures the prying eyes. I was fine where I was then so it doesn’t matter much to me. To top it off, I met an old friend I had not seen since his wedding a couple of years ago! Small wonder he recognized me when I barely recognized him lol.

You can choose your hairstylist by the way. I selected Amanda based on Arisa‘s recommendation and I admit I like her way of thinking! No hardsell whatsoever, and I sincerely detest those who attempts to shove a whole big bunch of products that are supposedly ‘good for my skin and hair’ down my throat (and wallet!). Not only that, she taught me simple steps in maintaining my hair with minimal to absolutely NO hair styling products involved. Amazing, eh?

Oh one thing I really got to talk about (but didn’t have photos of it cause it was rather dark) is the ‘washing’ station. Brick walls were used as partition between each station, which is perfect if you’re the type who just wants to immerse in the massage and scrub on your scalp. Plus, no noisy chatter! It somehow manages to turn the environment volume down somewhat.

Before and After photo of my hair

Before: faded, somewhat ill-kept hair with loads of split ends
After: well trimmed, soft and supple hair with a dark purple colour treatment.

What I did based on recommendation

  • Hair trimming (needed one so badly heh)
  • Scalp treatment with CO2 water (highly recommended. I’m pretty sure you’ll love this as much as I do. I call this the scalp jacuzzi spa 😀 )
  • Colour Treatment in Purple (it’s obvious under direct sunlight, but not when it’s dark)

What I plan to go for in future

  • Hair trimming (this needs to be a routine!)
  • Scalp or hair treatment, I’m not sure which just yet. But I definitely want the CO2 hair treatment again for sure!

Got you curious? Check out their Facebook or Blog today. Remember to call them up or drop them a message on Facebook to book your appointment first, kays?

Daisuke Salon De Coiffure

C-25-01, 3 Two Square
No 2, Jalan 19/1
46300 Petaling Jaya
03 – 7960 0140

Affordable. Fashionable. Hooked.

Being a thrifty shopaholic, I’m always on the lookout for great deals, bargain buys, and ‘worth it’ apparels. And trust me, nothing says awesome more than Hook Clothing.

For those who have been around long enough to recall the days of ‘blogshops’ this online boutique may sound familiar to you as “Tanks For 5” instead. Yep, they have rebranded themselves as they are now catering for more than just RM5 tank tops.

I once wrote about the top five shopping sites to look out for based on my own personal experience and review and guess what? I’m still raving about them now!

Fashion, Indie, Lifestyle. An Online Blog Shop called Hook Clothing

I had tons of fun buying from the website, and their services are quite efficient as well!
My last purchase with them was during the infamous Black Friday sales. Or, as they put it, Black FriYAY sales 😀 items were going off super cheap, and they even threw in a couple of freebies for those who managed to grab them off the website. I did snag a few myself; wasn’t too keen on snagging ALL cause well, I’m just not that mean hahahahaha.

I was amazed that delivery was quite speedy, considering that sales day tend to be over-clogged with hoards of women attempting to buy the whole shop down! But I got my package in less than a week. Kudos to the folks at Hook Clothing! 😀

Affordable Fashionable Clothing Apparels from Hook Clothing Online Blog Shop

The staff were exceptionally sweet on this. I had 22 items in my shopping cart (crazy, I know) and apparently it couldn’t fit their packaging paper well. So it was all folded up in one huge bag and then stuffed into the delivery pack.

Personally, I have no issues with it. As long as my items arrive safe and sounds it’s all good to me! But thanks for the sweet note all the same 🙂

One thing I’d like to highlight here is that most apparels at Hook Clothing cater for the Small to Medium-Small body sizes. It breaks my heart to say this but most of their tops couldn’t fit me well at the moment. I’m taking it as a challenge to work out and slim down but until then..*sobs*

Can’t say that I cannot completely fit into them, cause I can. But my unsightly blobs will be jutting out hahahahaha. So I’d rather not.

That said, loose flowing tops and their racerback tops are still fine! I have lost track on the amount of tank tops I have bought from them over the past few years (I love these tops) and they’re still pretty awesome! If you’re not sure whether the tank top suits you, just drop them a message seeking for fashion advice. I’m sure they’re willing to help out however they can 🙂

My personal advise would be to check carefully what fabric is being used for the tank top. My favourite are stretchy cotton and ribbed cotton so far!

Here’s one of the tops I had bought over the crazy Sale Day: High Neck Draped Back Tee.

Fashion, Indie, Lifestyle. An Online Blog Shop called Hook Clothing

Sadly, it’s no longer available. A pity, I would’ve loved to purchase more of this. It’s certainly a really nice loose flowy soft cotton top to wear over a hot sunny day!

Here’s me attempting to pose with the top (unglam shot cause I wasn’t able to wear makeup then due to a minor skin recovery on my face)

Hook Clothing : An online shop specializing in latest fashion tops, dresses, bottoms and indie accessories

My back felt so breezy! Hahahahaha 😛 It is still a modest top, and I would suggest pairing this up with a caged bralette or a sports bra to avoid showing off your bra hooks (unless you want to that is!) to the whole wide world when the wind blows your way. But honestly though, best buy yet!

I have tried on other tops too, like for example the Chiffon Backwing Top that I wore during the Kancil Awards night. Paired it with a pair of black palazzo pants and heeled pumps; I’m all set for the night! 😀

chiffon batwing top from hook clothing

Hello random #OOTD selfie from the typical ladies room \o/ image is pretty crap but you get the #OOTD idea hahahaha 😛

Now for the awesome possum part. If you haven’t bought anything from Hook Clothing yet, you are entitled to a 10% off from your purchase now! No strings attached 😀

Simply key in this code: silvennia before you Check Out to redeem this lovely discount.

Bear in mind, though, that this only applies to first time users. So if you are in throes of despair because you had forgotten to buy extra tank tops in your previous purchase, it is time to hunt down ‘first timers’ to be the buyer!


What are you waiting for? Happy Shopping y’all!


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Innisfree Skin Care : Yay or Nay?

Innisfree Skin Care products. Are you a fan or have you always wondered what’s the big deal about them?

I’ve always been rather fussy about my skin care products, particularly when it comes to applying serum, toner and moisturizer. I’m not a fan of most moisturizers cause they generally tend to cause my skin to become extra oily (and eventually pimples will pop out like wee lil noxious mushrooms!) so when folks recommend me Product A and Product B, I’ll be really suspicious! It’s not that I do not trust my friends, but most of the time what works for them doesn’t really work for me :/

So when Arisa suggested that I try this Innisfree Green Tea Skin Care range, I was somewhat skeptical too. I mean, what would make it different from everything else? Aside from the price that is lol! I poked and pried around, and several of my other friends declared that this range is amazing and doesn’t cause any breakouts! (I have this thing about moisturizers feeling rather oily and sticky on my face so…)

So I shrugged and went, “Oh why the heck not?”. I jumped in to the Althea bandwagon and decided to buy their Green Tea Serum, Skin and Lotion all at one go; thank you ikanbillys for partially sponsoring this purchase as a birthday gift! ^_^

Onwards to the review!


Althea Korea: Why is it awesome?

Everyone loves online shopping, and I’m no exception to this weakness! There’s something magical about hunting down the best bargains you can find without leaving home (or work, or at the cafe you’re lounging at….)

So when I heard about the launch of Althea Korea, and the awesome-possum offers that they have (not to mention having a certain friend telling me how darned cheap their prices are if compared to the shops in Malaysia) I couldn’t resist taking a look at their list of products on sale.