MHB Digital recently had an exclusive afternoon tea together with Claude Bernard timepieces at the Lobby Lounge in The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur.
Claude Bernard is an innovative watch manufacturer located in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland, which produces Swiss made classic timepieces with an eminent watchmaking heritage of over 40 years since 1973. Claude Bernard timepieces are an affordable luxury item designed for the discerning customer with an eye for high craftsmanship quality and elegance that only a hand-assembled Swiss made timepiece can offer.
Today, the brand is available in over 60 countries, and the professional watchmakers working for Claude Bernard, the Swiss watch factory in “Les Genevez – Le centre du Jura”, hand-assemble every single Claude Bernard timepiece, honouring a centuries-old tradition. No watch leaves the workshops without a thorough inspection and rigorous testing in the company’s state-of-the-art facilities.
Claude Bernard timepieces are available in Malaysia at Parkson KLCC 1st Floor, Kuala Lumpur, SOGO 3rd Floor, Kuala Lumpur, Parkson Sunway Velocity Ground Floor, Kuala Lumpur and for more info or the full list of retailers, head over to http://www.claudebernard.ch/
We recently headed over to the “bubble tea street” in SS15, Subang Jaya on 21 July 2019 for Hong Leong Bank’s Bubble Tea Frenzy which was held in celebration of going cashless in conjunction with the bank’s Digital Day 2019 “Bye-Bye Cash, No Cash, No Problem” campaign (you read about HLB’s Digital Day campaign here – https://timchew.net/2019/07/04/hong-leong-banks-digital-day-2019/).
Customers who either applied for a HLB Credit Card, registered for Hong Leong Connect (banking mobile app) or linked their HLB Debit Card/-i to WeChat Pay Wallet and followed HLB’s WeChat Official Account on Sunday, 21 July 2019 at HLB’s Bubble Tea Frenzy at SS15/4 Subang Jaya, received a RM10 bubble tea voucher bubble tea from Daboba, The Alley or PIN Tea courtesy of HLB.
The icing on the cake for this crazy promotion was that three lucky customers won themselves 365 Days of Bubble Tea when they applied for a HLB Credit Card, registered for Hong Leong Connect (banking mobile app) or linked their HLB Debit Card/-i to WeChat Pay Wallet during the event!
The participating outlets for the street party this year were Subang Jaya’s iconic SS15 outlets Daboba, The Alley, and Pin Tea. Also, on hand for redemption of other prizes was Malaysian chain Tealive and other participating partners. These brands are among the most loved and certainly among the most mentioned brands in must-drink-bubble-tea-experiences lists – making long wait times there quite common especially on weekends.
The Bubble Tea Frenzy and HLB’s campaign was centered on helping consumers better understand how easy and rewarding going cashless can be when done right.
Emphasising convenience, engagement, and the benefit of a trusted partner like Hong Leong Bank, the Bubble Tea Frenzy is one of several activities that mark this year’s Digital Day campaign for the Bank.
According to Zalman Zainal, Chief Marketing Officer of HLB, “Malaysians love their bubble tea! Understanding this, and as part of our focus on delighting our customers while making it convenient and rewarding for them to go cashless, the Bank is offering 3 lucky customers a chance to win 365 Days of Bubble Tea when they apply for a HLB Credit Card, register for Hong Leong Connect (banking mobile app) or link their HLB Debit Card/-i to WeChat Pay Wallet at the Bubble Tea Frenzy on 21st July 2019 – it is that simple! So, go ahead – go digital, cashless and get a sweet surprise!”
HLB’s annual Digital Day falls on 7 July each year, and this year’s focus is to assist consumers and businesses accelerate their adoption of easy, secure, rewarding digital platforms. The Bank’s unrelenting focus on driving the country’s cashless movement forward is fueled by its desire to provide convenience as a core value within HLB’s entire suite of digital-led cashless ecosystem solutions for consumers and businesses.
MHB Digital had an exclusive influencer dinner in partnership with Canmake Tokyo and Torikin at J’s Gate Dining, Lot 10 on 21st November 2018. The dinner was a good opportunity for our influencers to make new friends, and familiarise themselves with the new range of Canmake Tokyo products while enjoying some delicious Japanese fare by Torikin.
Nicholle Liew, Marketing Manager of Teeni Enterprise (the official and sole importer/ distributor of Canmake Tokyo products in Malaysia) shared with us that Canmake Tokyo has been in the market for 33 years and has consistently enjoyed tremendous popularity with its range of petite-price cosmetics that takes the effort out of looking pretty and fashionable.
Canmake has been in Malaysian market for 13 years with Teeni Enterprise and has since expanded and is currently available at over 150 points of sales (both offline and online) which includes Sasa, Aeon Wellness, Guardian, Aeon Departmental Store, Hermo – Online Beauty Shop, Play-Up by Parkson and Ourshop by Airasia. In 2017, Teeni Enterprise opened the first Canmake stand-alone store in Malaysia located in Damen Mall in USJ Subang.
Canmake Tokyo products are designed in petite sizes for convenience to bring around even in the smallest cosmetic pouch, or to easily fit in a handbag. The products are manufactured to the quality, made only with finest ingredients. Although the products are of high quality, Canmake’s products come with affordable price point, and are priced from RM31.90 to RM86.70 in Malaysia.
Among the products that we got to try were the:
Marshmallow Finish Base O (Oil-Block)
Creates marshmallow-soft, supremely touchable matte skin without feeling heavy and cakiness.
Makes pores less noticeable and smoothing out uneven skin texture.
Offers outstanding coverage to conceal skin concerns, despite its lightweight texture.
Non-greasy. Formulated to minimize shine, with a high proportion of low-refractive-index ingredients and an enhanced soft-focus effect.
Creamy Touch Liner – 1.5mm hyper-slim gel eyeliner
Soft, super-smooth tip
Glides easily onto your eyelids! The tip is formulated to be kind to your eyelids.
1.5mm hyper-slim tip
With such a slim tip, drawing ultra-fine lines and filling in the gaps between lashes is simplicity itself
Bold, rich colour
Provides perfect color with just one application, so there’s no need to go over the line again.
Rich color that’s just glossy enough to make your eyes stand out!
Long-lasting gel eyeliner
Once dry, the gel eyeliner clings to your lids and won’t smudge a bit!
Waterproof formulation, resistant to water, sweat, tears, and sebum.
Stands up to rubbing, so your make-up stays looking as fresh as it did when you first applied it.
Juicy color that seems to burst out from within. Fruity natural-looking color creates a lusciously translucent glow.
Buildable finish and easy to blend.
Formula designed for staying power without stickiness
Waterproof formulation resistant to water (cheeks only)
Long-lasting tint formulation. The color progressively develops as time goes by.
Non-sticky formula, so it melts into your skin right away.
Two-way formulation that you can use on your lips too!
You can use it on both your cheeks and your lips
Use on lips for matte lip color
Contains beautifying and moisturizing agents
Sodium hyaluronate, honey, rosemary leaf extract, soluble collagen, Rosa multiflora fruit extract, olive fruit oil, squalane, chamomile flower extract, artichoke leaf extract, arnica flower extract, pomegranate flower extract
Lip Tint Matte
Long-lasting tinted formulation that provides a fadiant matte lip color with a true-colour finish.
True-color matte finish
The smooth lip cream spreads easily on lips.
Creates rich matte lips with a true-color finish that looks just like the shade in the tube.
Firm tip makes the perfect sharp lip line simple!
Dries quickly without stickiness straight after application, so you can enjoy beautiful lip make-up without worrying about hair or clothing fibers sticking to your lips.
Minimizes the dryness characteristically caused by typical matte lip colors
Contains 10 moisturizing agents to minimize the drying effects.
Choose between full matte and soft matte effects by varying the amount
Apply lip cream generously for a full matte intensity or use just a little for a soft matte look!
Perfect Stylist Eyes
Get two styles with one pallet only!
Moist powder for a perfect fit.
A moist-buttery powder formulation.
Fine, smooth particles that cling to your lids without powder fall outs.
Create 2 different make-up looks suited to any occasion!
Choose your main color and alternate between the two styles, depending on your mood
Featuring 1 shimmer color
Use the shimmer last to add accent to the eye for more dimensional eye makeup
Transparent Finish Powder
For translucent makeup with a soft luster like an exquisite pearl, brightens the complexion from within. A face powder ideal for finishing your foundation or touching up your make-up. Combines three shades to give your skin an irrisistable aura.
Smooth finish powder with brightening effect
Get soft, luster, and translucent skin with smooth powder like silk and delicate pearl.
Hides pores and colour correcting
Formulated to prevent shine, dullness, or make-up run due to dryness
Contains shine-inhibiting powder. Absorbs sebum to prevent shine, stickiness, and make-up run.
Contains natural mineral ingredients, can wash-off with just face wash
Contains natural mineral ingredients that are gentle on your skin.
Need not makeup remover to remove product – your usual facial cleanser will be fine!
Surfactant-free, alcohol-free, fragrance-free
Contains 11 types of beauty ingredient to prevent skin dryness and chapping
Beautifying and moisturizing agents
● aloe vera leaf extract, rosemary extract, chamomile extract, lemon extract, hydrolyzed conchiolin (pearl protein extract)
Based in Fukuoka, Torikin at J’s Gate Dining in Lot 10 Shopping Centre Kuala Lumpur has its roots in “Toricho,” a renowned restaurant in Roppongi, Ginza, Tokyo. Torikin inherited the tradition and history of Toricho, as well as its sauce that has been passed down for 60 years. Using only fresh ingredients and an original blended seasoning, Torikin’s yakitori brings out the best taste in its skewers, while keeping them simple.
Tanbakuromame kuriimu chiizu (on the left)
Sweet Black Bean Cream Cheese accompanied with crackers
A little East meets West starter here – with the creamy black bean cream cheese served with crackers! Not your typical Japanese starter but nonetheless delicious!
Yodare Dori (on the bottom)
Boiled Chicken Breast with Spicy Sesame Sauce
Boiled chicken breast is usually quite dry and tasteless however we were immensely surprised by the juicy tenderness of this one which was topped with a spicy sesame sauce!
Tori Soboro Don
Minced Chicken on rice
A very filling dish indeed topped with a beautifully cooked egg. Break the yolk into the rich and minced meat and combine for a rich and savoury main dish that’s really filling enough on its own!
Yakitori Set – 4 types of assorted yakitori
Four (4) different types of freshly grilled yakitori that really hit the mark! Goes great with some Japanese beer or whisky highball!
Creamy Greentea Tiramisu
Torikin’s signature and very popular dessert which was a wonderful blend of matcha atop creamy tiramisu! Some of our influencers even had second helpings as it was that delicious!
Grilled Japanese Shiratama served with Sweet sauce and cream
Lovely sweet mochi grilled and served with cream – rich, chewy and sweet at the same time! A truly decadent end to a wonderful Japanese meal!
We recently headed over to Tangerine restaurant at THE FACE Suites which is a luxury all-suite hotel located in the vicinity of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle – the city’s commercial, shopping and entertainment hub. The hotel is located along Jalan Sultan Ismail, and is a short distance from the Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower as well as shopping and entertainment districts such as Suria KLCC and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
The all-suite hotel comprises 200 suites with a stunning view of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline. Designed to cater the need for business and leisure travellers, the all-suite hotel offers One Bedroom and Two Bedroom suites in four room categories; Superior, Deluxe, Premier and Grand Premier. With One Bedroom Superior as the entry-level suite, ranging at 83 sqm to the largest suite at 138 sqm, the Two Bedroom Grand Premier. All suites are fully furnished with integrated modern living room, kitchenette that are equipped with modern appliances and spacious king-sized bedroom with en-suite bathroom as well as a functional space for work or study.
The infinity pool is located on the 51st floor also known as the Sky Deck is the highest floor of the building that offers a panoramic view of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline including the Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower. In fact, this infinity pool is one of the most popular in the city with many hotel guests (yes the pool is only open to hotel guests) snapping a pic with the city’s landmarks in the background.
We were there for a fine dining dinner at Tangerine – the hotel’s rooftop fine dining restaurant that offers modern Western cuisine. The restaurant is located on the Sky Deck (Level 51) of THE FACE Suites and being so high up, offers a very scenic Kuala Lumpur city and evening sunset views.
Tangerine was designed sophisticatedly in all marble with floor to ceiling windows that lets in lots of natural daylight while also offering the aforementioned scenic views while you dine in luxury. Its fine dining menu focuses on using fresh ingredients and innovative flavours with modern cooking technique.
The restaurant has both an opulence indoor dining area as well as a more casual outdoor seating and is an ideal dining venue for intimate candlelight dinner, special celebratory occasions, and even private functions.
The restaurant has three (3) different set dinners available:
3-COURSE SET DINNER
RM288 NETT PER PERSON
5-COURSE SET DINNER
RM388 NETT PER PERSON
7-COURSE SET DINNER
RM488 NETT PER PERSON
We had the 5-course set dinner.
1ST COURSE – CEVICHE OF KING PRAWN
Golden caviar, seafood reduction
A dainty little dish with fresh and umami flavours!
2ND COURSE – CHEESE AGNOLOTTI
Truffle shavings, fennel puree, lavender dust
Agnolotti is a type of pasta typical of the Piedmont region of Italy, made with small pieces of flattened pasta dough, folded over a filling of roasted meat or vegetables. This was another pretty dish thanks to the flowers on top. The truffle shavings added a touch of luxury to this dish!
3RD COURSE – SEARED FOIE GRAS
Gooseberry jam, vanilla glaze
Lovely earthy flavours of the foie gras went well with the gooseberry jam and red wine that we had!
PALATE CLEANSER – ICED TELANG TEA
4TH COURSE (Choice of)
Roots vegetable, baby onion, truffle jus
Rillettes fritter, eggplant and date, black garlic dressing
Definitely the most photogenic and Instagrammable dish of the night! The lamb was beautifully slow cooked to a pink medium rare, and paired well with the reduction.
French scallop, fermented bean cream, royal chives
5TH COURSE – FRENCH CHEESE
served with Manuka honey
Three (3) different cuts of cheese paired with high quality Manuka honey!
Dessert – Burnt Milk Mousse
with Prunes Gel, Ginger Tuile
Something sweet to end the dinner.
The dinner was also supported by our generous partners SK-II, Shiseido Professional, Claude Bernard and L’Occitane.
Dining 51 storeys above KL was definitely a moment for us to shine in such a beautiful setting, and the L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere Parfum made the occasion extra memorable. We felt on top of the world, and confident knowing who we are, enjoying an unforgettable evening dining with lovely company, in a gorgeous ambience, and of course – a wonderful fragrance!
In Provence, there is a unique moment in time, when the light embraces the sky and blesses the earth with a fleeting interval of grace. This is known as the Golden Hour. L’Occitane translated this light into a scent which reveals an addictive and contrasted signature, an unexpected fusion of mesmerising gourmand notes and aromatic freshness.
Terre de Lumière Eau de Parfum, the first gourmand aromatic fragrance from L’OCCITANE, envelops the body in a scent full of contrasts. It leaves in its wake a soft, aromatic scent, with addictive, contrasting notes.
The SKII signature bestseller – Facial Treatment Essence, has a beautiful new look with a Limited Edition design depicting a single black bird in a sea of white birds. The Little Red Symbol Limited Edition symbolizes an act of courage and strength to stand up and stand out from the crowd to pursue one’s dreams.
SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence is made up of over 90% PITERA – a natural bio-ingredient containing vitamins, amino acids and minerals, which helps condition skin to retain its natural functions, boosting hydration, and keeping skin smooth, radiant and moisturised!
The set which is available now and priced at RM715 includes: Facial Treatment Essence (230ml) + Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser (120g) + Facial Treatment Clear Lotion (20ml)
Shiseido Professional has 5 leave in treatments that provides strong and healthy hair and scalp:
THE HAIR CARE Adenovital Advanced Scalp Essence (RM333) promotes hair growth and prevents thinning hair, dandruff, scalp itchiness and hair loss – giving you strong and healthy hair.
THE HAIR CARE Aqua Intensive Oil Unlimited Silk (RM123 ) incorporates The Lasting Veil technology that creates lasting lightweight moisturizing effect.
HAIR CARE Luminoforce Gloss Spray (RM100) protects the hair from UV damage and makes hair silky and shiny through the ends!
THE HAIR CARE Future Sublime Volume Serum (RM168) is formulated with Resilience-Lift Complex*2 that instantly gives resilience and strength for a voluminous finish.
THE HAIR CARE Fuente Forte Toning Serum (RM168) alleviates scalp problems such as dandruff and hair itchiness while improving scalp health and thereby promoting the growth of beautiful hair.
Claude Bernard was founded in 1973, and takes its name from a master watchmaker from the Jura Valley where centuries earlier Switzerland’s watchmaking industry had taken hold. In the mid-16th Century Frenchman John Calvin broke with the Roman Catholic Church and fled to Geneva. French Huguenots followed him but when Calvin banned the production, and wearing of, jewellery because it had ‘no place in the worship of God’ local goldsmiths and jewellers were forced to turn to a new trade – watchmaking.
Most of these craftsmen farmed during the warmer months and honed their watchmaking skills in the winter and Les Genevez, a plateau high in the Jura, became a focal point for what became a roaring trade. It’s in Les Genevez today that Claude Bernard creates its timepieces, either with mechanical or quartz movements, all assembled with a passion for detail that can be traced back to those 16th-century pioneers and Claude Bernard himself.
Today, Claude Bernard prides itself on using the most modern of materials in its watches but without forsaking that magnificent Swiss watchmaking tradition. Precision, quality, reliability and attention to the finest detail are hallmarks of Claude Bernard watches, now distributed to more than 70 countries throughout the world.
Claude Bernard’s portfolio is diverse, with sleek diver’s models such as the Aquarider to the slick Sophisticated Classics dress watches and the elegant, ultra-feminine Dress Code family. Combining tradition and innovation and the highest quality but without the price tag to match, Claude Bernard watches are the best value Swissmade watches available today.
For more info on Claude Bernard timepieces, head over to https://www.claudebernard.ch/
Claude Bernard is distributed by Crystal Time in Malaysia. For more info, head over to http://www.crystaltime.com.sg/
Our girls have been having a wonderful time trying out the new range of Miracle Finish Cushions and Moisture Touch Lipsticks from THE FACE SHOP. The brand originates from Korea and is a leading global cosmetic retail brand in the upper value segment offering more than 1,000 lavish products for facial and body skin care, cosmetic, hair and aromatherapy. THE FACE SHOP products are inspired by nature, and the brand is recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, with more than 1,700 stores in 34 countries worldwide.
THE FACE SHOP Miracle Finish cushions now comes in new packaging and is available in 6 types for different functions namely:
Oil Control Water Cushion – prevent makeup from clumping with sebum control and matte finish to maintains refreshing, bright complexion suitable for oily or combination skin
CC Intense Cover Cushion – contains 7 types of flower oils and extract for making dry skin dewy and radiant and make your skin look perfectly flawless with high coverage
CC Ultra Moist Cushion – deeply moisturizing effect that gives a dewy and glowing effect. It covers fine lines for smooth skin and gives natural glow to the skin.
CC Cooling Cushion – great moisture function with cooling effect to give the skin an instant moisture recharge that is dry from the heat and it is long-lasting + light weight.
CC Long Lasting Cushion – contains primer that makes the skin smoother and long-lasting. It comes in handy if you are looking for a cushion that stays the same even with frequent retouching.
BB Power Perfection Cushion – contains moisturizing and regenerating ingredients that helps to maintain skin elasticity and strong coverage to hide blemishes with matt finish. An alternative for you for easy to carry and to apply if you have been a frequent user of The Face Shop Power Perfection BB Cream.
They are priced at RM104.83 while the refill is RM62.43 (inclusive of GST).
THE FACE SHOP’s new Moisture Touch Lipstick comes in 20 different shades, and provides three (3) kinds of layering effects.
1. Moisturising layer that replenishes the lip barrier – Serum formula with 10% Squalene adds rich moisture to apply more for dewy plump lips.
2. Vivid colour layering without any clumping – High density colour compact system for more vivid, richer colours with every coat of lipstick.
3. Glossy layering like getting a clear coating – Softly applies and smoothly conditions the lips for glossy, wrinkle-free lips.
Did you know that there are seven (7) Timeless Lipstick Looks?
Tired of pink and orange lips? Feeling like wearing bright yet still natural lips? The sweet coral hue that lies between peach and orange is the colour just for you. Coral lips for hitting the beach, friend’s wedding, or just a casual walk by the street, flatter your lips with the Moisture Touch Lipstick sweet coral.
Is Orange The New Red?
Orange is no longer a summer shade nor is it a shade that replaces red. It is a flattering hue for diverse skin tones that is a steady colour for all seasons. Discover your own orange shade and pair it with a peachy blush that will warm up the cold season. You can also go bold with a pop of orange lip look and you will surely be remembered as the beach girl always, in style.
Pink Soul Mate
From nude, baby to hot pink, have you found your pink soul mate yet? Discover the right pink shade for you with the Moisture Touch Lipstick that has four different pink shades to choose from. Pink lip inspired makeup looks such as MLBB (my lips but better) using a nude pink shade or ‘dry rose lip makeup lip’ have now become a daily look. Find your shade and own it!
Classic Red Lips
The signature classic red colour that never go out of style is here to stay for good…planning for that night out with your girl friends? Not sure what makeup to wear on that first date? No need to worry, find your favourite shade of red from the Moisture Touch Lipstick line for a look you can wear all season long.
Wearable Shades of Purple
Usually when we think of purple lips, we tend to think of an edgy colour that seems too striking to pull off for some. Why not try the Moisture Touch Lipstick that has two wearable shades of purple. Try pairing the two shades to create a plum colour of your own.
90’s Brown Lip Revival
Recall those days back in the 90’s when brown lipstick was not the alternative but the shade of the day. The one and only brown shade from the Moisture Touch Lipstick range, BR01 City Brown is a shade you will not regret using for during Fall/ Winter. This brown shade can be paired with any classic outfit.
Natural Lips With Beige
Not sure what lip colour to wear? Swipe on a beige toned nude lipstick to create an effortless look for everyday wear. Find the nude shade that flatters your skin tone. The Moisture Touch Lipstick comes in three shades to choose from. Warm up your complexion with these shades this season!
In Malaysia, THE FACE SHOP currently has a total 51 outlets in both East and West Malaysia, located at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Mid Valley Megamall Kuala Lumpur, 1 Utama Shopping Centre, The Curve, Sunway Pyramid, Aeon Cheras Selatan Shopping Centre, Aeon Bukit Tinggi Klang, Paradigm Mall, Nu Sentral , Sunway Putra, 101 Putrajaya, KL Festival Mall, Quill City Mall, Aeon Maluri, The Mines, Setia City Mall, Empire Gallery, Berjaya Times Square, Gurney Plaza Penang, Queensbay Mall Penang, Aeon Bukit Mertajam, Sunway Carnival Penang, Sg Petani Lagenda Village Mall, Aeon Taiping, Taiping Mall, Aeon Sri Manjung, Aman Sentral Alor Setar, Ipoh Kinta City, Aeon Station 18, Ipoh, Aeon Kota Bahru, Mahkota Parade Melaka, Aeon Melaka, KB Mall Kelantan, Mentakab Star Mall Pahang, Palm Mall Seremban, East Coast Mall Kuantan, Aeon Tebrau Johor, City Square Johor, Aeon Bukit Indah Johor, KSL City Johor, Kluang Mall Johor, Batu Pahat Johor, Aeon Kulaijaya Johor, , Bintang Miri Sarawak, Oceanus Kota Kinabalu, Times Square Kota Kinabalu, The Spring Kuching and 1 Borneo Kota Kinabalu.