Sunday, October 27, 2019

Insta-Worthy Places in Sandakan, Sabah

Hey guys! I am back!
If you have been my Instagram followers, you should have known that I have visited Sandakan, Sabah last month for 4 days 3 nights, and I have shared a lot of amazing pictures taken during the whole FAM trip on my Instagram page (@immateapot).
Hence, not only sharing on my Instagram page, I have decided to make an Insta-worthy collection right in my blog page too, sharing some pretty spots in Sandakan that are best for pictures.

#1 Kinabatangan River
Kinabatangan River
FYI, Kinabatangan river is the second longest river in Malaysia. During the river cruise session, you may spot wildlife like orangutans, hornbills, proboscis monkeys, crocodiles, king fishers and more. You can get a shot of you, yourself sitting at the center of the boat to get that 'Venice shot' LOL. Remember to pair that with a vintage weave hat.
Kinabatangan River Cruise
Along the river, we spotted an amazing spot where either side of the river was full of water hyacinth. We decided to travel right at the center, into the water plants for these few spectacular shots.
Kinabatangan River Cruise

#2 Gomantong Cave

Gomantong Cave is known for the largest limestone hill in Malaysia that consists of 19 caves, perfect for wildlife sighting.
Gomantong Cave
Leading to the cave, you need to walk for a good 5 to 10 minutes using the wooden walkway. Of course, you may have your photo-shooting session start too while immersing yourself in the great sun shower and the sound of nature.
Gomantong Cave
Here come the spot at the entrance (Simud Hitam) of the cave.

#3 Bilit Adventure Lodge

Should I said 'a place to get yourself digitally-detox?' I was quite surprised with my very first night staying here as it's totally like 'you're lost'. Yes. in the jungle. No WIFI, no line services, totally getting yourself digitally detached. 

But I pretty much like this place, to get myself a retreat stay-cation, just plainly enjoy the beauty of nature, see the wildlife near the lodge, get closely with your friends and families.

Bilit Adventure Lodge
I like the wooden walkway a lot. You guys know I always love symmetrical photographs haha.
To get to the lodge, you may need a 2.5 hours drive from town and crossing the river with boat for about 5 minutes, as it is just right opposite / beside the river.

#3 Rainforest Discovery Centre

A birdwatcher's paradise that you may found varieties of bird species, plants, trees and insects.
Rainforest Discovery Centre
Getting closer with the nature.
Rainforest Discovery Centre
Found an amazing floral walls! Just right near the open parking haha! It blends well with my hair. Love the contrast colors.

#4 Agnes Keith's House

Agnes Keith's House
A place for artistic photographs. Can't really find any great spots for photos indoor, zero ideas. Let me know if you find it haha.
But I like the overall composition outdoor.
One and only indoor picture I have gotten myself. Visiting the art gallery? 

#5 St.Michael's and All Angels Church

One of my favorite spot. Because it's all about the beauty of architectural building. Am I in somewhere overseas?

St.Michael's and All Angels Church
The most-shared picture in Instagram! Symmetrical arch.

#6 Puu Jih Shih Temple

Puu Jih Shih Temple
A must-visit attraction in Sandakan! A hilltop temple to get a panoramic view of Sandakan bay, the town and Sulu Sea.
Everything is so beautifully sculpted inside.

#7 My Nature Resort

My Nature Resort
Favorite resort among all the stays. 
Fully made of wood chalet, with air condition, TV and most crucial - WIFI! Super spacious, with a large living room and yes! I love the forest-facing balcony!

#8 San Da Gen Kopitiam

San Da Gen Kopitiam
Tell me! How can you miss out this amazing Kopitiam!
Retro interior, with white color as dominant, marble tables, vintage prints, letting you to drown in the old memories. Not only the amazing interiors, the food is surprisingly good too! We try the nasi lemak,, UFO tart and roti kahwin.

Hope you enjoy 'reading the pictures' and do let me know which is your favorite! Bye.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Vitamins and Amino Acids for Sensitive Skin - THEFACESHOP Dr.Belmeur Vita Serine Serum

Few weeks back, I have shared about some orange-ish kit on my Insta-stories and yes! I am here to reveal what are they. Tadaa ~ The Vita Serine Package from THEFACESHOP Dr.Belmeur range.
THEFACESHOP Vita Serine Serum
I just can't wait to try this serum as I have heard a lot of good feedback from the Dr. Belmeur range and this product range works amazing for sensitive and troubled skin. What a good news for us, girls with sensitive skins.

For your information, I have sensitive skin and it usually being triggered when it's dry, it will eventually causes discoloration, red patches and roughness on my skin. It takes a real long time to treat and cure, of course it can't be fully cured.

Dr.Belmeur Vita Serine Serum
Dr.Belmeur Vita Serine Serum
The Dr.Belmeur range has added a new product - the Vita Serine Serum, which is just the right Vitamins for my sensitive skin! Vita Serine Serum - a triple-care serum that brightens, moisturizes and restores skin complexion. All-in-One.

The main ingredients of this serum are:
  • Serine, the low-irritant amino acid that gently removes dead skin cells, leaving the skin smooth and radiance.
  • Vitamin Complex, contains of Vitamin C derivative, B3, B5
  • Hyaluronic Acid, excellent gentle hydrator that helps hydrating and restoring skin radiance.
Texture & Scent
The serum comes in a pretty dilute liquid texture, a little gel finishing, accompanied by a light refreshing citrus scent
Before & After
Radiant Glow Skin
Personally, I love the texture of the serum. It's easy to be spread on the skin evenly and it penetrates super fast into the skin, without leaving the skin sticky nor oily, but supple and soft. I am sure the picture shows the significant changes before and after. My skin glows radiantly after the applying the serum, instantly it brightens my skin tone. My skin feels hydrated and smooth.

Dr. Belmeur Vita Serine will be selling in store this August. An additional great news, they are selling the Vita Serine Full Package Kit at only RM178, while stocks last.
The Vita Serine Serum (45ml) itself already costs at RM178.
Why not getting this full package set then??? Grab now before it's too late.

For more information, please feel free to check out THE FACE SHOP on 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Elsa Bright Laser for Instant Glow and Brightening Skin - ME Aesthetic Clinic

For your information, my skin in real life doesn't look as smooth and flawless as the filter does. I do hope that I have that perfect skin even without putting on any makeup. I thought my biggest skin concerns were big pores and scarring on skin but then I was told that I have dull and uneven skin tone which makes me look ages.

What causes uneven and dull skin?
  • Sun: Exposing to UV light may cause the formation of melanin on your skin, appearing spots and uneven skin tone.
  • Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation: Result of scarring, caused by acne or even skin injury.
  • Aging: All about the age-related spots that form naturally.
  • Dead skin cells: Accumulation of dead skin cells that form a 'gray-ish' tint on skin.
  • Hormones: Hormones affect the oil production in skin. Too much oil to cause acne and breakouts that lead to uneven skin tone and spots. Too little oil, that makes skin dry, flaky and dull.
ME Aesthetic Clinic

I did notice those scarring and spots on my skin that makes me look 5 years older and eventually I decided to have my skin done at ME Clinic. After going through all the treatments and having my consultation with Dr. David, I have opted for 'Elsa Bright Laser'.
Elsa Bright Laser treatment (Q Switch: ND Yag Laser), a non-ablative laser, which means there is no break in skin tissue continuity during the treatment. It targets on pigment cells, as it helps even up and brighten the skin tone, by diminishing pigmentation on skin, leaving the with instant glow. It can be used for tattoo removal too. Beside, this laser helps stimulating the production of collagen in skin, rejuvenate the skin. The best part of this laser will be NO DOWN TIME. It doesn't cause any skin redness, breakouts or even peeling.

Basically, this was the overall treatment.
After having consultation with Dr.David, I was brought into a treatment room for facial cleansing.
After cleansing, the clinic assistant applied numb cream over my face and I was asked to wait for about 10 to 20 minutes. So, basically, the numb cream helps reducing discomfort during the laser treatment.
Elsa Brigh Laser
After the numb cream, Dr. David has started the laser treatment on my skin. Throughout the process, you may smell some burnt-smell, as the laser helps removing your facial hair too! In fact, you won't feel any pain on your skin but some tiny miny tingle sensation which was bearable.
The laser session took about 30 minutes and in order to calm down the tingle sensation, the clinic assistant has applied some cooling gel on my skin. 
And yes, it's super comfortable haha!
The overall treatment took about 1 hour or even less. After the treatment, I was asked to only do the basic skincare regime like cleansing and only apply moisturizer on my skin for a week.
Instant Glow & Brightening Skin
So, this is how my skin looks now, two weeks after the first session of Elsa Bright Laser.
Before treatment, my skin was rough with lots of bumpy texture, more scarring and it looks super dull. 
After treatment, I can feel my skin texture has improved, it is way smoother and I do notice that my skin GLOWS with radiance! 

I can't wait for the next session to see further improvement on my skin! Remember to code my name "Amelie' for FREE consultation.
For more information, you may visit ME Aesthetic Clinic at
Berjaya Times Square, KL | Melawati Mall KL |  Johor |  KK Sabah.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

72H Detox Hydration x SASA Collistar IDRO-ATTIVA

SASA Collistar
It was my pleasure to be invited to witness the launch of Collistar IDRO-ATTIVA range earlier last week. I have never tried any of the Collistar skincare products before but only the body scrub and lotion, which amazed me a lot.

FYI, Collistar, is a brand originated from Italy, which has been the best-selling cosmetic brands since 2003. Combined with all-Italian passion of creation and innovation, all the products are formulated with high technology and scientific approach, with absolute affordable price yet top-end quality.
Italian Peony extract is the main ingredient in these Collistar IDRO-ATTIVA range. Peony, known as the queen of flowers, it is highly rich in antioxidant and detoxing properties. Combined with the IDRO-ATTIVA Complex, these products range provides long lasting moisturizing and antioxidant effect, preventing our skin from oxidative stress and pollution.

Intense Moisturizing Anti-Pollution Balm SPF 20
Collistar Intense Moisturizing Anti-Pollution Balm SPF20
This Intense Moisturizing Anti-Pollution Balm SPF20 is enriched with pink jojoba microbeads that highly contains Vitamin E. Beside that, this balm also contains UVA and UVB filters and cocoa extract that helps repair damaged skin caused by digital aging. This balm also helps to protect skin from environmental factors. 
The texture of this balm is in white creamy form, which is quite thick and contains of pink microbeads that melts into the skin after being spread.
The balm absorbs into the skin very quickly while it is being spread on the skin. After all, it forms a coating layer on the skin, which leaves the skin soft, velvet smooth and glowy. I will recommend to use this to prime the skin for moisture before makeup.

Deep Moisturizing Cream
Collistar Deep Moisturizing Cream
IDRO-ATTIVA Deep Moisturizing Cream - the most iconic product across this range. A concentrated cream, that helps strengthening the skin while instantly provides super moisturization effect that lasts up to 72 hours.
It comes in white creamy texture, accompanied by a refreshing aroma. Personally I don't categorized this cream as rich cream, as I feel it is quite light in texture for me, very easy to spread on the skin and the texture is super smooth upon spreading. It penetrates into the skin deeply, leaving the skin moist and with glowy finish. I will recommend to use this during the night time as it will cause slight oiliness after long hour.

Eye Hydro-Gel Ice Effect
Collistar Eye Hydro-Gel Ice Effect
Eye Hydro-Gel Ice Effect, an innovative eye cream gel that comes with a ceramic applicator, which reminds me of the 'liquid lipstick'. It is boosted with the revolutionary 'ice effect' that helps minimizing eye bags and dark circles, reducing fine lines.
It comes in light transparent gel texture, works along with the ceramic roller that gives a cooling effect upon the application. I love the cooling effect so much as I feel my eyes are much relieve from the tiredness during the massage. A con on the applicator as it's hard to control or adjust the amount of gel taken out from the bottle.

*ps. sorry for the scary looking eyes, due to over-work and lack of sleep, my eyes area appear to be super tired, red and heavy dark circle.

S.O.S Moisturizing Hydro-Mask
Collistar SOS Moisturizing Hydro Mask
Like the name itself- SOS, this is a moisturizing mask that takes only 10 minutes to replenish your skin moisture and radiance. It can be used as a night mask or even quick mask as ideal rescue remedy for instant hydration boost. It provides long lasting, intense and prolonged 72 Hour hydration effect.
This mask comes in a transparent slight pinkish gel texture, it melts into the skin, appear to be moist liquid texture upon attaching with the skin. After washing off the mask, I feel there is a light protective film on the skin, which gives me a soft and supple touch. Usually, I use this mask as a instant boost before any application of makeup. It works and I don't mind applying a thick layer!
This is how my skin looks like after the mask! Super glowy and bouncy!

I have tried their 3-in-1 Micellar Milk as well during the launch, too bad it isn't in the press kit :( I really recommend you guys to get that huge bottle because it works multi-functional! As cleanser and makeup remover for face, eyes and lips! I love the texture itself that feels like a toner, pretty dilute and it doesn't leave any trace of stickiness/ greasiness on the skin after the application. Unlike the usual remover or cleansing water, which I really feel the must to rinse off with water, this cleansing milk doesn't! It leaves my skin cleansed, refreshing and soft as in after applying toner LOL. 

For more information , please feel free to check out Collistar IDRO-ATTIVA range in SASA outlet, or online at

Friday, February 8, 2019

For Dehydrated Skin | THE FACE SHOP Yehwadam Revitalizing Moisturizing Line

I wonder if anyone used to have cracked, peeled and dry skin like I do? Yet, you find it too oily after using some moisturizing skincare? 
Yehwadam Revitalizing Moisturizing Line
Here's a new range of products that I discovered earlier and I found it worked great on me, especially for us who lives in tropical climate country - THE FACE SHOP Yehwadam Revitalizing Moisturizing Line
The Yehwadam Revitalizing Moisturizing Line are known for its traditional herbal moisturizing power, formulated with 'Fresh Flower Water' that consists of 5 types of herb flowers (Lotus, Safflower, Peony, Honeysuckle & Chrysanthemum) which help to re-charge and restore our skin with long-lasting moisture. This range also contains traditional herbs like Korean Ginseng, Safflower and Goji Berry that helps to revitalize our skin, achieving natural skin glow.

Moisturizing effect aside, it does benefit us in terms of getting rid signs of aging, especially for those in their early 20s. I have mentioned a lot of time in the previous post, always start using anti-aging product in early age for prevention.

Yehwadam Revitalizing Moisturizing Fluid

Yehwadam Revitalizing Moisturizing Fluid
Apply Yehwadam Revitalizing Moisturizing Fluid after cleansing. It works as an all-in-one fluid that can helps to tone and lotion our skin, providing fresh moisture while soothes the skin.
It comes in a white translucent gel texture that turns into watery moist finish when it's spread on skin, leaving the skin soothed and hydrated. I love how it is on the skin, so lightweight and refreshing, without leaving any greasiness on skin.

Sometimes, to make it quick, I skip some of my skincare regimen, applying only this fluid and sunblock to work. 

Yehwadam Revitalizing Moisturizing Cream
Yehwadam Revitalizing Moisturizing Cream
The Yehwadam Revitalizing Moisturizing Cream is very much like the fluid, yet in a much thicker texture. It contains Ceramide and natural moisturizing factors that helps forming a moisture barrier on skin, in order to provide lasting moisture. Moreover, this cream helps to recharge and revitalize dehydrated skin.
Unlike the usual cream out there, this cream comes in gel texture and it penetrates quite fast into the skin layer, without leaving any greasiness or stickiness on the skin. It gives a refreshing feeling on the skin, which makes my skin feel super soft and supple.

Yehwadam Revitalizing Moisturizing Sleeping Pack
Yehwadam Revitalizing Moisturizing Sleeping Pack
As a quick treatment, you can apply Yehwadam Revitalizing Moisturizing Sleeping Pack at night for instant moist and refresh over the night. This sleeping pack provide deep moisture to the skin, helps to recharge tired, stress skin. 
This sleeping pack comes in gel texture as well. After washing off, it leaves the skin a protective layer which you can really feel it, super firm and moist. 
As I have mentioned earlier, I am not fancy on using the sleeping mask overnight, hence I tend to use them as a quick moisture booster. Personally, I will use them in the morning for about 30 minutes before applying makeup. But I do use them as well twice a week at night when ever I am lazy to apply sheet mask. 

Overall, I love this Yehwadam Revitalizing Moisturizing range as it really does a good job on me. Unlike the previous moisture products that I have used before, that comes in thick and creamy texture, causes my skin to be sticky and oily over the day. Whereas, this range of products cause none on the above, not oily and greasy at all. I will recommend this range 

For more information, please feel free to check out THE FACE SHOP on