L’OCCITANE Charity Fundraising for The Blind

The gift of sight is something we tend to take for granted, especially if we were born with it. We don’t know what it’s like to live in darkness, without the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature. We don’t feel the sense of helplessness that the visually-impaired feel, even more so when they don’t receive the care they should get. Today, there are almost 285 million blind or visually-impaired people throughout the world. Yet, a staggering 80% of blindness is actually preventable.

For the past 14 years, L’OCCITANE and the L’OCCITANE Foundation have been working hand in hand with many organizations around the world that are dedicated to fighting blindness. Since 2006, 500,000 people have benefitted from eye care thanks to L’OCCITANE’s efforts to support the visually-impaired. So far, more than 2 million Euros have been donated to programmes in some 15 countries worldwide. To raise these funds, a special fundraising product is sold in L’OCCITANE stores each year, where all the profits will be donated to local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to support the visually-impaired.

This year, L’OCCITANE Malaysia invites you to make a difference by participating in its charity fundraising drive.  This marks the 6th year of the brand’s dedication towards the L’OCCITANE Foundation, where it has been working closely with the Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) to improve the lives of the blind and visually-impaired in Malaysia. MAB organizes training to help visually-impaired people achieve greater responsibility and independence in their daily lives, with workshops covering subjects such as basic cooking and home skills. To date, L’OCCITANE Malaysia has raised a total of RM193,240 through its fundraising efforts & a co-funding of RM22,258 from L’OCCITANE FOUNDATION FRANCEC, which are then donated to MAB and a few other beneficiaries including the Women’s Development Department of Selangor and since 2013/2014, St. Nicholas Home in Penang, an NGO dedicated to help its blind and visually-impaired residents.
L’OCCITANE Malaysia’s 2014/2015 charity fundraising drive will be launched in conjunction with World Sight Day on 9th October to mark this meaningful event and encourage the public to be more aware of the plight of the visually-impaired, and will run for duration of 3 months until 31st December 2014. The iconic limited-edition collectible is also different from that of previous years, featuring a unique tote bag with the theme, ‘I Care About Sight’. Made from sustainably-sourced cotton, this practical, reusable and eco-friendly bag imported from France is printed with a design chosen by L’OCCITANE’s Facebook fans. Only 30,000 bags have been made worldwide, so it is truly a coveted item to be collected by die-hard L’OCCITANE fans and members of the public who want to contribute their part in helping the visually-impaired.

Laugh It Up with ‘Harith Iskander…To know Malaysia is to LAUGH MALAYSIA!” Stand-up Comedy

Do you remember when the last time you laugh was? When we grow up, we tend to forget laughing due to stress and obstacles that we face every day. Especially for us Malaysian, we’ve been through a lot of tragedy incidents that have never happened before in year 2014.
L: Dr Jason Leong R: Harith Iskander

What’s the best medicine to overcome our multitude of ills & stress? Laugh! Laugh bring rejoice and shortened the distance between people. There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor. So, let’s laugh it up while we Malaysian come together as one nation in the most unexpected way – comedy!
In the aim to spread the “1Malaysia” spirit, godfather of stand-up comedy in Malaysia, Harith Iskander, will be putting up his best performance on Wednesday, 29th October at Stadium Putra Bukit Jalil.
Harith Iskander…To Know Malaysia Is To.. “Laugh, Malaysia!” – The BIGGEST stand-up comedy show in ASIA Details

Date: 29th October 2014, Wednesday
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil
Ticket Prices: RM258, RM158, RM118, RM78 and RM38
(Excludes RM3.00 processing fee)
RedTix Hotline: 03-8775 4666 or www.AirAsiaRedTix.com

 “Harith Iskander…To know Malaysia is to LAUGH MALAYSIA!” is the biggest night of stand-up comedy in Malaysia. It features new talents in the Malaysian comedy scene as well as other seasoned international comedians. Introducing new materials to the stage as well as some classic “best of” and with a mixture of interactive visuals and live music, Harith, with more than 22 years of experience to his name, aims to bring a new and exciting edge to his performance. The topics will be a mixture of daily observations about what makes Malaysia ‘tick’ told in the indomitable and distinctive Harith Iskander style.
I was honored to attend the “Harith Iskander…To know Malaysia is to LAUGH MALAYSIA!” launch held at No.11 Espressolab Sunway Damansara. I took me quite a while to find out the exact location of the huge espresso lab which was converted from a factory to a cozy coffee shop.

A Tour to Melvita Concept Store at 1 Mont Kiara Mall

Thanks to French organic beauty pioneer - Melvita for organising the tour for my readers last month. And thanks to those who have turned up that day. 
We all had a blissful morning with Melvita personnel at its new concept store at 1 Mont Kiara Mall, Kuala Lumpur that day.
Truly inspired by the pioneering flagship store in France, the new store echoes “Nature at Heart” – a spirit of MelvitaIt is the Melvita's second new Concept store in Asia after IPC HK. Here, consumers get to enjoy an eco-friendly organic shopping experience. 
Welcome treats - Honey candy & drink!

Fairer-Looking Skin with Garnier DuoClean

Fairer-looking skin may top the list for many women but the solutions to achieve this can vary. This is because of the different skin types out there, causing a host of other skin concerns like enlarged pores, excess sebum, and skin dullness.

The one thing that unifies these concerns? That great skin begins with the right cleanser to address skin issues at its source.

Taking this as inspiration for its latest range of cleansers, Garnier aims to take care of your skin by helping you achieve your goal – fairer-looking skin – regardless of skin type. The results go beyond brightness as this range of cleansers not only addresses fairer-looking skin but also targets the problems that deter skin from achieving its ideal brightness in the first place.
Discover Garnier’s first duo cleansers, where two powerful ingredients from nature are combined into a unique dual paste to form a double benefits, double satisfaction formula – Garnier DuoClean.


Choose from two different formulas, each one targeted for your skin concern and brightening effects.


Cleanse away both enlarged pores and dullness with this brightening and pore-minimising cleanser. Enriched with White Rice and Black Rice Extracts, DuoClean Rice Powers helps reveal soft, smooth and fairer-looking skin while minimising the appearance of enlarged pores. White Rice Extract helps to nourish the skin deeply and stimulates cell renewal, giving you refined and soft skin. Known for its antioxidant and anti-tyrosinase properties, Black Rice Extract helps to brighten up your skin tone. 


Want fairer-looking skin but oiliness keeps getting in the way? Blast off excess sebum and dullness with DuoClean Mineral Powers, a brightening and oil-control cleanser enriched with White Clay and Deep Sea Minerals. Engaging the powers of minerals, the cleanser helps you achieve fresh and fairer-looking skin. White Clay in this formula purifies skin deeply and helps with sebum absorption as it mattifies skin to keep it fresh for up to four hours. Meanwhile, Deep Sea Mineral removes dead skin cells and brightens skin. 

dressingpaula launches its Fall Holiday Collection 2014/15 - ‘Urban Army’

Inspired and designed around the theme ‘Urban Army’, dressingpaula’s Fall Holiday Collection 2014/15 features a chic and bold collection that will see the rise of industrial chic.
With reworked leopard prints, military cuts and pop of colours, the fall holiday collection focuses on creating a structured and boxy, yet elegant silhouette for the everyday woman. Although the collection plays around on creating an all-round edgy look, the collection also features a mixture of tropical bright colours with a hint of military tones that exude a strong, polished and urban army look. The collection features various trendy print designs such as leopard prints, abstract art and zig-zag patterns.