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Nicole Cynnie has been to: Brunei, People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand.
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Update: 9 March 2017

A Night with The Stars | QS Prom 2015

Last Saturday, I attended my last prom of my entire life. I took my last final paper last Wednesday and am officially ended my uni life. Okay, not until I pass all the subjects.

Months before the big day, I've been looking for a prom dress. I am unsure of the style I wanted so I've been looking for an inspiration from Pinterest and also fashion bloggers. Fortunately, I found one I like. 

Let me show you my dress. 

Nicole Cynnie | A Night with The Stars | QS Prom 2015

How to Get Rid of Shoe Odour | Gran’s Remedy Review

Imagine you are getting changed after sport and, without warning, everyone in the room moves away from you. You wonder why until you catch a whiff of a disgusting smell which seems to be coming from your shoes.

I have been hearing complaints from the boyfriend’s mom about the stinky and smelly shoe the boyfriend’s dad owns, either the shoe he wears to work or the shoe he wears for sport. And he always denies about the smell. Everyone of the family knows that he has Hong Kong feet. After all, the boyfriend’s mom has been complaining about the smell. Of course, shoes will not become stinky if the feet that wore them were not stinky. A lot of people have this problem every single day but some people choose not to acknowledge it while others have tried to get rid of it but failed.

However, this embarrassment does not need to occur every time you take off your shoes. 

Grans Remedy 01

I gave my boyfriend’s family a pottle (yes, a pottle!) of Gran’s Remedy to try, hoping it will help with the smelly feet and footwear. Gran's Remedy for Smelly Feet and Footwear is a unique blend of powders that treats the problem of smelly feet or foot odour, rather than masking it.

Our Second Anniversary @ San Nae Duel, Oasis Square


Last Saturday was our second anniversary. Two years, but it feels longer! 

The boyfriend and I didn't plan much during that very special day because we were too busy caught up with our studies and also his part-time work too. Being an understanding girlfriend, I just asked for a dinner. 

The boyfriend brought me to Oasis Square for a Korean BBQ dinner. 

Beauty Review: Caudalíe Deep Cleansing Exfoliator

Nicole Cynnie | Caudalíe Deep Cleansing Exfoliator (Review)

No matter what skin type (dry, normal, oily or sensitive skin) you have, exfoliation can bring new life to your complexion. Regular skin cleansing is clearly beneficial, but with additional of exfoliating on a regular basis can improve the results of your skin care routine and help rejuvenate your skin. 

I was looking for a gentle exfoliator during my last visit to Sephora. and the beauty consultant recommended me a few brands. I picked up Caudalie Deep Cleansing Exfoliator amongst the other brands for one reason - it was the cheapest. (less than MYR100)

Beauty Review: Etude House Brush Shower Cleaner | How I Cleanse My Makeup Brushes

Nicole Cynnie | Etude House Brush Shower Cleaner (Review)

Hello there  not washing your makeup brushes is like the equivalent of not washing your face. 

received a 50ml makeup brush cleanser (a free gift) from Etude House last year. I am not gonna lie, this is, *hands down* by far the best free gift I ever received from cosmetic stores. I usually clean my makeup brushes with dishwashing soap and olive oil before I even knew there was a makeup brush cleaner product in the market. I professed my love for this makeup brush cleanser. 

Beauty Review: NutraChoice CollASTA Jelly (Giveaway)

NutraChoice CollASTA Jelly (Review & Giveaway)

Hi guys  

I've seen a few Hong Kong YouTubers shared their love for jelly snacks that made out of collagen. I went thru most pharmacy outlet in Malaysia looking for one, but I found none. Surprisingly, NutraChoice sent me a month supply of collagen jelly last month! Let me share with you my recent favourite snack, NutraChoice CollASTA Jelly

How to Customise Mac's Folder Icon With Any Image

Nicole Cynnie | How to Customize Mac's Folder Icon With Any Image

After I tweeted about replacing my folder icons into any image I want, friends been asking me about how did I do that. It's hard to show them without seeing them face to face so I'll summarise it in this post. Easy quick tips.

So... What Camera do You Use?

Nicole Cynnie - Exilim TR35, GoPro Hero 4, Lumix GF3

Beauty Review: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths

I have combination of oily and dry skin, so shine just 5 hours after my morning skin care routine is nothing new. This is a recurring problem as I had it last year when I was an intern and its happening now when I go to class.  It makes me feel dirty and uncomfortable and Ive been looking all over for a product that can help me get rid of it without having to carry my cleanser around.

Ive used several cleaning cloths so far, but wasn’t really able to find one I really liked. So I was quite happy when I was provided with Cetaphil’s latest product, Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths.

The Cetaphil Cloths come in a packet of 25, each cloth measuring 12cm x 20cm. I usually tear the cloth into half, using both sides to cover my entire face. Yes, Im a  cheapskate like that.

What I like about the packaging is that it comes with a solid lid and an adhesive lid. So say good bye to worrying about the adhesive lid losing its stickiness and making your cloths dry.

Its tiny size makes it very travel-friendly and convenient for use in vacations, sports, college, work and even at home. Simply put, its perfect for when you are on-the-go!

Here's what the soft and gentle microfibre Cloth looks like.

The Cloth is very soft and gentle, and left my skin feeling fresh and clean. Why do I call it gentle you ask? Because it contains a mild, soap-free formula which didnt strip my skin of its natural protective oils that’s why. One other thing that I really liked was that it left my skin really moisturised.

Like with any other cleansing cloth, you don’t need to rinse your face after using Cetaphil’s Cloths. I also noticed that there is no slippery feeling when I shower after using the Cloths, an issue I had with some of the previous wipes.

So to sum up, I really do like this product because its (1) mild on my skin (2) perfect for when you’re on the go and (3) it removes my midday shine!

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths
Retail Price: RM34.30
Capacity: 25 disposable cloths

For more information, visit
Facebook: Cetaphil Malaysia

FTC: This is a sponsored post. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. 

Weekend Getaway to Langkawi Island (Vlog)

Nicole Cynnie - Langkawi Island

Note: If you're too lazy to read, Vlog is attached at the end to the post! 

After a tedious 6 months internship back home, the Boyfriend and I decided to take a short getaway to Langkawi Island. It was a 3 days 2 nights trip.

We booked our flight in the late 2014 and didn't know that the weekend we went was during Malaysia school holiday and also the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2015. LIMA is one of the largest maritime and aerospace exhibition in the Asia-Pacific, so you could imagine the crowd. 

We were told that we could get any car rental stall at the airport upon our arrival, but there were no car for us because of the big event. The taxi counter are forced to close because the taxi demand are too high and there were no taxi left. After a long wait, we decided to walk to the road where the entrance to the airport is, and grab a taxi before the reach the taxi station inside the airport. Lucky us, I was so worried that I would stuck at the airport for the rest of the trip. 

Checked-in to our hotel in Kuah, and managed to call an agent to rent a car. If you search from the internet, you may get car rental as low as RM50 a day, but due to the big event, we rented a Kia Picanto for RM120 a day. 

The Perfect Skincare Getaway with "Cetaphil Experience"

As you know from my morning Korean skincare routine, I've been using Cetaphil as my cleanser for quite a while now. My dermatologist recommended me to use Cetaphil when I was suffering from clogged pores, flaky and sensitive skin and still using it now. Living in an urban city, dirty air always cause my large pores clogged. That's why keeping a gentle, non-irritating cleanser helps to keep my skin healthy and hydrated. 


Cetaphil, Malaysia’s #1 dermatologist-recommended skincare brand*, has announced the launch of its latest campaign, Cetaphil Experience, which highlights the brand’s products as well as focuses on giving women the opportunity to improve their skin confidence. 

Casio TR35 : Make-up Mode

The make-up mode in TR35 is the function I used the most, now that I have revealed that most of my pictures were taken by this camera, hence my skin look more vibrant and smooth. Soft like baby skin. 

Sorry guys for cheating. 

I invest a lot on camera because I want to snap every moment of my life into pictures. I want to record every adventure, no matter it's up or down. Of course, I wanna look good in those pictures as well. you know how I feel. 

Long story short, let's head into my review. 

There are (1) Natural and (2) Brightening effect in Make-up Mode. Both of which smoothen out your skin looking like zero pores baby skin. The difference is the skin tone. 

Girl's Generation's Tiffany 532 Leg Workout

If you ask me which part of my body that is hard to slim down, I would definately say the inner thighs. I have a thing with long, slim legs. (Especially K-Idol's) I've always wondered how did they achieve many women's ideal legs? 

Nicole Cynnie | Girl's Generation's Tiffany 532 Workout
source: Google Image

not until I watched K-Style TV (my post here). 

K-Style TV

Last week, I have been caught up with a Korean TV show on KBS, K-Style - Me, Myself, Mirene, on Astro.  I just happened to switch on the tv on one fine Friday night to pass time and then the next thing I know, I have already fallen deeply in love with this tv show.

Here's three reason why I love it.
  • It's all about Korea.
  • It's all about beauty, fashion, fitness, travel and food.
  • One of the host, Irene Kim is so beautiful.
This is one of the episode of K-Style Season 3. Just sharing and you're welcome.

January Recap (In Pictures)

La Vie, City Mall: Valentine's Inspired Gel Nail

I was having dilemma on getting a CNY themed or Valentine's themed nail. I didn't like the colour red on my nail cause it makes my hand looks dull so I chose something soft and pastel this CNY. I was searching thru pinterest, weheartit and instagram for nail art ideas. I came across an instagram account, @catsnail, a korean nail arts account. 

Nicole Cynnie | Cat's Nail Valentine's Inspiried
picture credits:

I love their design, very unique and very ulzzang.  After scrolling the pictures for hours, I finally found something that I like. Snapshot it and asked my manicurist to do it for me. This time I chose La Vie in City Mall to do my gel polish on my nails. The manicurist did a great job on my nails and I am totally enjoying myself during the process. 

Their service is way better than 1930's Professional because they really took care of your hands and delicately clean your nails. Unlike 1930's, they are a bit rough. In La Vie, they really treat you like a VIP, and they smile very often that you won't feel stress there. Thumbs up for a great service. 


The cost of this gelish nail art cost RM100. I am totally satisfied with the amount I paid. 

La Vie
Unit No. M-1-1, First Floor,
City Mall, Kota Kinabalu.

Blogging Milestone #1

I'm so excited and so happy to announce that my blog has a domain! 

I've always wanted to get a domain for myself since I have been blogging since I was fourteen but I told myself that I will only get one after I earn my first cash out from Nuffnang. As I was reading blogs to pass my time, LoveLumi was removed and turn into a domain website. I think she bought her domain there. They were having a promotion to get a domain, and I thought I could afford it so why not get it for a year and see what can I do a year later. 

and now let me announce that

is launched! 

My dream has came true and I'm so excited that I've reached one of my blogging milestone. Hooray! Talking about blogging milestone, why not I list some of my blogging milestone and also blogging goal that I wanted to achieve?

Some of my blogging milestone up to now.

#1 My first subscriber (January 2015)

I got my first subscriber last month, I don't know when was the exact date cause I didn't get any notification from blogger. I just saw it when I logged into my blogger account.

#2 First visitor from search 

Guess my most search on my blog was my My Morning Korean Skincare RoutineGlad that I'm doing something right, who knows the search visitor was my first subscriber that stick around here.

#3 My first sponsorship

I got my first sponsor review from Organo Gold. (link here)

#4 Getting first ads from Nuffnang

read more here

#5 Getting a domain (February 2015)

Not going to talk about this gain. 

so what's the goal I wanted to achieve here?

1. Hitting 20 unique visitors in a day
2. My first comment 
3. My first reader email 
4. Getting first cash out from Nuffnang
5. Getting 10 subcribers

Beauty Review : FINE Hyaluron & Collagen

I've always believe that the beauty on the outside always come from the inside. Other than daily skincare routine, our inner health is important for beauty skin too. Collagen drink is quite popular nowadays, and I know many of you have heard how good a collagen can help with your skin. 

I've taken FINE Hyaluronic & Collagen drink for almost 3 months now, and believe me, I've never regretted having this every morning. 

Nicole Cynnie | FINE Hyaluron & Collagen

Nicole Cynnie | FINE Hyaluron & Collagen

What is FINE Hyaluronic & Collagen? It is a complete beauty formula in fine powder form. I was told that collagen in powder form absorbed greater in our body than those in bottles.

Nicole Cynnie | FINE Hyaluron & Collagen

The main ingredients of FINE Hyaluron & Collagen are
  • Collagen (5250mg) - Restores youthfulness
  • Hyaluronic Acid (60mg) - Excellent moisturizing agent
  • Biotin (45ug) - Keeps hair and nails healthy
  • Ascorbic Acid (100mg) - Keeps skin healthy 
  • Elastin (15mg) - Improves elasticity
  • Pearl Coix Extract (450mg) - Removes spots and hyper-pigmentation

What I like about this collagen is, it contains Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) in it. Why? Because Vit C helps better collagen absorption in our body. The collagen would be a waste if our body has not enough Vit C, they work together in our body. It it good to take it with beverage that is high in Vit C.

Like I said, I've been drinking FINE Hyaluron & Collagen for 3 months now, and I see improvement on my skin condition. My skin is more supple and watery, and the elasticity of skin gets better. Even my boyfriend said my skin looks better than before. and I feel that my skin is more vitalized.

and the most obvious improvement I've seen is the glow. I don't usually see my skin glow even after applying BB cream, but my mom been asking what did I do to my skin that it looks so glow-wy. I told her that I did makeup, but I know it was because I've been drinking collagen.

so what is the suggested intake?

Nicole Cynnie | FINE Hyaluron & Collagen

take one spoonful (7g) of collagen powder into your desired drink, coffee, tea, soy milk, chocolate or even fruit juice (if you like fruit milkshake) every morning. and yes, it could mix with cold, warm and even hot water. How awesome is that? I usually take soluble Vit C supplement twice a week to helps better collagen absorption in my body.

Note: If you're a vegetarian, this is not suitable for you. The collagen is made out of fish collagen peptide. 

Nicole Cynnie
Taken October 2014 by Lumix GF3
Picture taken on October 2014. I have hormonal acne, red spot, uneven skin, clogged pores and  dull looking skin. Not you ideal skin type.

Nicole Cynnie
Taken February 2015 by Lumix GF3
Tho my hormanal acne (that comes before my menstrual, every month!!) so I will have some red dots here and there, but look at my skin texture, it's a lot more smooth and radiant. 

What I do not like about this collagen drink?
It is not travel-friendly. I hope they have sachet size tho, so I can just grab a few sachet in my handbag and just go when I'm on a vacay. I usually take my breakfast outside, so it is a hassle to make a drink when I'm rushing. Not sure if they have the sachet size, but I have not seen one yet. 

Good news! 

Nicole Cynnie | Mask Slim Gallery CNY Promo

Mask Slim Gallery is having CNY promo now till end of February 2015.

Grab it while stock last. 

FINE Hyaluron & Collagen
Origin: Japan
Capacity: Can (210g), Refill Pack (230g)
Price: RM188

FTC: This is NOT a sponsored post.
Disclaimer: Review above are based on personal experience. Please note that everyone's body is different so the effect may be different. 

Countdown 14 days

As I'm counting down to end my internship, at the same time, I'm counting down to CNY as well. 

Chun's and his family are coming to KK during CNY, so excited cause his family is going to visit me for the first time. And I am so not going to let both our parents meet yet. 

Feel so awkward just thinking about it.

I always thought my mom would not like my boyfriend, just so you know, she likes to use Chun more than she likes him as my boyfriend. 

"Ask your boyfriend do this for me" "ask your boyfriend do that for me" and never say thank you in return. Like my boyfriend has to do stuff to please her. 

And always ask me why don't I find a richer boyfriend. *smack head* but my answer will always makes her go speechless and reply me with "that's my daughter"

My answer to her question is 

Why not find a man who knows how to earn money and become rich? Why do I have to find a man that is already rich? If he doesn't know how to earn, he will eventually.. become poor. Haha. 


Back to my thoughts... 
As I said I thought my mom would not liked my boyfriend, but she's been telling me to tell my boyfriend how to work his career for better future..
and this CNY, she asked me to use her brand new Honda Accord to bring Chun's family around. 

I was like, 'what? Say again?' 

"You know your myvi is small, how can you fit 6 person in there?" 

"Just squeeze a little can ady" 

"Accord bigger, can fit more. And who's going to drive?"


"What? You okay or not?" 

Is she asking Chun's father to drive? Like... you willing to let your brand new car to Chun? 

Oh wow.. haha

To a Better 2015

Chinese New Year is approaching and it's time for me to do a new year resolution since I missed the first of January. 

In this new year, I want to be CLOSER TO GOD. I am a Chinese Buddhist and to be more religious, on every 'chu yi' and 'chu shi wu', the first and the fifteenth day of each lunar month, I will observe a vegetarian diet. This does not only make me better in religious but also lead a healthier life.

Talking about HEALTHIER LIFE, this year, I wanna focus more on yoga. Before I started my internship, I had join a few yoga classes in Blue7. I stopped because the time and schedule crashed with my office hour. I fall in love with yoga, if it's not because of internship, I might wanna join for half a year there. so this year, after cny, I'm so gonna find a yoga class in KL, and try my best to join every day. Other than yoga, I also need to develop my love into running. Cardio exercise is important, I hate running because it's boring and I couldn't run for 5 minutes consecutively. Imagine how weak my stamina is. Besides exercising, eating clean is another thing I wanna achieve this year. Tho it's hard, cause I would probably eat out very often, so having vegetarian food twice a month should probably balanced out my diet. Haha. hopefully. or I shall think of a new solution to this...

TIME MANAGEMENT. yes, no more procrastination. Getting up earlier, be a morning person. Start my day with some meditation and end my day with meditation. Cross out all my to-do list of the day, no excuses, and also go to bed before 11pm. and again, leading to a healthy lifestyle.

KEEP THIS BLOG ALIVE. one of achievement I need to unlock this year is to have at least 20 unique view per day. to continue record my life and share my favorites here. and also blog more about inspirational stuff, cause I wanna inspire more people, especially travelling.

READ MORE. the books I read is getting lesser and lesser compared to my teen years. I need to read more, to gain more knowledge and to improve my English a little more.

EXPLORE. travel. wander. explore. getaway to a new city, to a place I never been before and fall in love with it. A confirmed trip this year is Kota Kinabalu and Langkawi. Haha, I know, should say bringing my boyfie to discover my own city.

LOVE ME MORE. taking care of my skin. pamper my hair, no dried ends. moisturize the body, be more fair. yes, whiten and brighten here and there. be more beautiful, gain more confident.