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[Food] Meals You Can Cook in the Philips AirFryer

What can you cook in an AirFryer? Nuggets and french fries only? You'll be surprised that you can cook so much more - and healthier options too - in this handy kitchenware.

Roast Chicken

You've always been able to cook whole chickens in earlier Airfryers but the ✨NEW✨ Philips Viva Collection Airfryer XXL (HD9630/99) can fit a bigger chicken and cooks for up to 6 people (1.4kg of fries for reference)! Perfect for bigger families..

Salmon Fish

FYI, the salmon did not stick to the grill at all.

Chicken drummets and cinnamon rolls

Meat skewers

The skewers come free with the AirFryer XXL so have fun making your own skewers at home!

Remove up to 50% of fat from food while you cook

The new Airfryer XXL comes with the amazing Twin TurboStar and Fat Removal Technology to remove up to 50% of fat from food without compromising on taste. It swirls the hot air like a tornado to extract more fat, capturing it at the bottom of the pan. The QuickClean basket and non-stick mesh are easily removable to be cleaned.
This results in much healthier food compared to deep frying or frying in a wok. The technology also makes it more efficient at reducing fat (left side) compared to a conventional air fryer (right side).

Does this mean food will be dry?

Not at all! By using the proper cooking time, you will get flavourful and juicy meals. I've tried the food made in this XXL Airfryer and they're surprisingly crispy on the outside but so very moist inside! The mac & cheese, quiche, moist chocolate cake, and chocolate muffin were crazy good! Went back for seconds 😂
Interested to find the recipes? When you purchase the Airfryer XXL, you will also receive a recipe booklet featuring more than 30 delicious dishes created by professional chefs!

Choose to fry, bake, grill or roast anything you want with the powerful 2,225W Airfryer XXL. Cook meals for up to 60 minutes with a temperature between 80ºC and 200ºC.

Price: RM1,699 (comes with grill pan and set of skewers)
More info:
Buy from: Philips Brand Store in Publika Shopping Gallery, The Gardens Mid Valley, and Wangsa Walk; in Sutera Mall, Johor Bahru; and in Gurney Plaza, Pulau Pinang; at the Philips Experience Store in Menara Axis, Petaling Jaya; and at retail partners and distributor shops nationwide, as well as via the official online store on Lazada.
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[Beauty] Canmake Cosmetics Range in Malaysia

Canmake, one of the most popular cosmetics brands in Japan, has been in Guardian Malaysia for years now. I've always liked this brand for it's cute packaging and the colours are suitable for Asians. So imagine my delight when I found out they're expanding their range here! 💕

Canmake Transparent Finish Powder

Canmake Transparent Finish Powder Shiny Aquamarine
Basically used as the last step of your makeup or to touchup. It will remove shine, smooth out pores, and make your skin so soft. I've reviewed the Pearl Lavender one before but they've introduced a new shade - Shiny Aquamarine!! Omg it's so crazy pretty with a blend of yellow, blue, and pink for an ethereal look.

Canmake Marshmallow Finish Base

Canmake Marshmallow Finish Base
A pink-toned ochre liquid base that offers matte marshmallow-soft finish. Hides pores and uneven skin texture but feels more lightweight than foundation. There are 2 variants for this - M for Moisture and O for Oil-block with zinc oxide and silica.

Canmake Lip Tint Matte

Canmake Lip Tint Matte
Long lasting matte tint that dries quickly without feeling sticky and lasts longer. You can apply a little for a soft colour (how I prefer it) or apply generously for true colour. Most lip tints are very drying but this contains 10 moisturising agents to minimise the drying effects. My lips are the definition of dry so I totally approve of this! Plus it does not taste bitter at all #IsabelApproves
Available in 01 Coral, 02 Red & 03 Rose.

Canmake Juicy Lady Liquid Cheek

Canmake Juicy Lady Liquid Cheek
Blend to achieve a soft colour that appears like a healthy glow. Designed to be waterproof and long lasting on cheeks and is non-sticky to reduce discomfort. You can also use this product on lips.
Available in 01 Rose Pop, 02 Mango Orange & 03 Apple Cherry.

Canmake Velvety Fit Colors

Canmake Velvety Fit Colors
Eyeshadow cream that transforms into powder with shimmery finish. Available in 4 single neutral shades which TBH are more suitable for fairer skintones.
Available in 01 Chocolate Tiramisu, 02 Honey Diamond, 03 Baby Apricot & 04 Rose Cocoa.

Canmake Perfect Stylist Eyes

Canmake Perfect Stylist Eyes
Eyeshadow quintets that can be used for 2 different looks - starting from the base, go clockwise or anti-clockwise then add the Topping Jewel for an added pop! The colours are mostly soft and natural with the newest shade - Princess Bouquet - offering a vibrant or relaxed pink tone.

There are many other shades available so pick the one that fancies you or get them all!
Canmake Perfect Stylist Eyes

Canmake Creamy Touch Liner

Canmake Creamy Touch Liner
Even without eyeshadow, a bit of eyeliner can really make your eyes pop! This 1.5mm slim tip offers better control and sharper cat eyes. The waterproof formula becomes smudgeproof once it dries. Enjoy long-lasting gel eyeliner with rich black or brown colour.

Some of the other Canmake products available:

Canmake Cover & Stretch Concealer

Canmake Shading Powder

Canmake Shading Powder

 Canmake Powder Cheeks

 Canmake Powder Cheeks

Canmake Cream Cheek

Canmake Cream Cheek

Canmake Your Lip Only

These are pretty interesting.. The gloss is transparent in the tube but transforms into a soft colour once applied on lips.
Canmake Your Lip Only

Canmake Wink Glow Eyes

Canmake Wink Glow Eyes

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** Product was provided by the company for review purposes. However, this has not affected my thoughts on the product in any way.
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[Tech] honor 8X Launched in Malaysia for RM949 Only

Step out of the box; go Beyond Limits with the new #honor8XMY! Available at the shocking price of RM 949 only! I think the price is very affordable for the performance and look. I like the way light reflects off the dual texture back glass as it looks more stylish. Not cheapo looking at all! honor 8x is available in Blue & Black.
honor 8X blue & black

6.5" honor FullView Display

The 6.5" screen is quite big and clear with a 91% screen-to-body ratio. honor 8X is equipped with full-view screen without boundary, using advanced COF technology and patented antenna design so that the bottom border is only 4.2mm so you get more screen.
honor 8X launch in Malaysia

20MP AI dual camera

I don't really bring my camera around anymore and my phone has become my main 'camera'. With 22 different categories, simply select the one you need. Personally, I love using the Aperture mode to 'bokeh' the photo.
honor 8X rear camera aperture
This shot was taken straight out of the phone. 20MP and this kind of quality for this price is just great! The hall was VERY dark and it still managed to capture a decent shot. Adjust a little using Snapseed and you're ready to go!
honor 8X rear camera test unedited
Sample of photo taken using honor 8X rear camera on f/1.8. Great for portraits as it blurs out the background beautifully.
honor 8X sample photo with low aperture
The front camera is also not too bad at a whopping 16MP, f/2.0 and adjustable beauty mode.
honor 8X front camera

More than looks

Kirin 710 Processor Enhanced by GPU Turbo - smoother and less power consumption even when playing games. GPU Turbo brings about 60% performance improvement, 30% lower power consumption, and almost full FPS and FPS stability.
⭐️3750mAH long-lasting battery
⭐️4GB RAM + 128GB ROM
honor 8X
We also had a mini 'concert' by official honor Malaysia brand ambassador, homebred singer-songwriter and rapper, SonaOne with local TV personality Zizan Razak (honor 8X official ambassador).
honor 8X SonaOne and Zizan Razak
Catch the #8XSales12Oct at or Shopee on 12 Oct 10am
💟FREE honor Band 3
💟FREE Special Gift Box
💟FREE honor 8X Flip Cover
💟FREE Hihonor RM100 voucher
💟Shopee customers get extra RM50 Shopee Coin

You can also get the honor 8X at MyTown Cheras, Prangin Mall Penang, and Aeon Bukit Indah JB with equally awesome freebies~
honor 8X launch in Malaysia

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(Review + Discount Code) Sudio Nivå Truly Wireless Earphones

I own 3 products from Sudio already and I'm convinced they offer one of the best sound qualities out there. It's undeniably my favourite brand!
Read the reviews: Sudio Tva | Sudio Vasa Bla | Sudio Regent
Now I have the Sudio Nivå too and they definitely do not disappoint.
Sudio Nivå Blogger Review
I do love my Vasa Bla but these offer a truly wireless experience. Definitely no tangled wires happening here! As they're in close proximity to the face and neck, they're made to be sweat-proof. Sudio Nivå also comes with 3 pairs of different-sized sleeves - this is very important to ensure the most secure fit (so they don't drop out) and also comfort for your ears.
Sudio Nivå Review
Each side is only about the size of a coin! The tiny size comes at the expense of battery life - 3.5 hours of play time. However, I've noticed that Sudio wireless products have one of the less bulkier designs so I feel the battery life is actually quite decent in this case. The portable charging case holds 4 extra charges for a total of 17.5 hours of battery life.

The design is as usual minimalist and sleek; quite sturdy and high-quality too. Each side comes with a button (on/off, play, pause, pairing) and small light that indicates when it's on, pairing and charging. It works just like the other Sudios - very user friendly.
Sudio Nivå Truly Wireless Earphones
As usual, I chose my favourite colour - black. The white with rose gold is actually quite pretty as well (oh no, regretting my choice now!) but if you're going for a more pastel colour, there's pink and Tiffany blue available.
Sudio Nivå colours
I let Tania try them on and I quote..
"It's like the music is going into my head"
I couldn't agree more! That's exactly how I feel whenever I put on a pair of Sudio. Some say the price tag is a bit high but if you're spending hours on them everyday especially in commute, I don't mind investing a little more for a MUCH better quality. You'll be like is THAT how that song sounds like? #truestory

Check it outt.. The black Sudio Nivå blends into my hair and you can barely notice them.
Sudio Nivå Truly Wireless Earphones Review
Just pop them back into the case when you're running low on battery. The charging case is magnetic so your Sudio Nivå won't drop out accidentally. It's kinda small like a compact foundation so you can bring it in your bag or slip it into your jeans pocket. The casing has a leather strap for you to hang on your bag. I like how they automatically charge when I store them so I know they will be ready to use when I bring them out next.
Sudio Nivå Earphones charging
Colours: White, Black, Pastel Blue, Pastel Pink
Price: RM 425 (Free delivery, coasters & 1 year warranty)
Use code 'ISABEL2018' for 15% off!

** Product was provided by the company for review purposes. However, this has not affected my thoughts on the product in any way.
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[Travel] 8 Instagram Spots in Penang

I haven't been to Penang for some time now but a little research has shown that there is so much more to see on this island now! It only takes 30 minutes to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Penang so we should really visit more often.

Thank you warga Instagram for showing the beauty of Penang. No more posting the same ol’ Penang cendol and assam laksa on your Instagram now. Here are some shots to inspire you for your next trip to Penang.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Hands up if you have watched The Little Nyonya and loved it!
You will love this place even if you’re not a fan of museums or history. The Pinang Peranakan Mansion was once the residence and office of Kapitan Cina Chung Keng Kwee and has been converted into a museum dedicated to Penang's Peranakan heritage. It shows the typical home of a rich Baba from a century ago - the entire place is just BEAUTIFUL 💕 Do be careful when taking photos here as there are over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles of the era on display.

The Blue Mansion

Another option is the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion or 'The Blue Mansion' which also serves as a boutique hotel now with 18 rooms and restaurants. Built in the 19th century, restoration works have maintained much of its old world charm. Loving all the shots with the iconic blue walls (it is The Blue Mansion after all..) but this photographer's work really caught my eye.

Tan Jetty

The wooden buildings, walkways, and sampans in the area make for great photos but this is undeniably Instagrammers' favourite spot. Shots here look best on a sunny day or you can wait for sundown to capture the pastel skies.

Kek Lok Si Temple

This is considered one of the must-go places in Penang for tourists. This vast temple is very relaxing and humbling with amazing architecture, gardens and pagoda. Make sure you make your way slowly to the top (while taking photos of course) where the enormous statue of Guan Yin is located too!

Narrow Marrow

True to its name, this cafe is quite narrow 😂 but as they say, size doesn't matter; because will you just look at the decor inside!? FYI, the cakes there are also ridiculously Instagrammable with their bold colours. It's almost like they're MADE for IG.
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Bean Sprout Café

No shortage of pretty cafes in Penang alright.. "A beautiful rustic 2 storey heritage building, for coffee lovers and food hunters."

Time your visit here to get the best sunlight shots in the outdoor area. The size of their Big Breakfast is no joke but you can also order the Avocado Toast 3 Ways and Rose Latte for some aesthetically pleasing photos.

The Top Komtar Tower

If you're feeling adventurous, head to the top of Komtar tower which overlooks the island. This is the Rainbow Skywalk on the 68th floor (rooftop). It's open until 10/11pm and the night view is fantastic.

The Habitat Penang Hill

If the Rainbow Bridge above doesn't scare you, you might be interested in the 230m Langur Way Canopy Walk and Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk at The Habitat Penang Hill. Apart from taking photos, you can admire the beauty of Malaysia's 130-million year old rainforest. The Sunset Walk is also recommended - it's basically the Curtis Crest Tree Top Walk, evening version.
Ahh.. Making this post really makes me miss Penang. If you're heading there soon, you can check out Traveloka for some Kuala Lumpur to Penang flights instead of driving there.

Do drop a comment below if you have other locations to recommend too ;)
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Beat Your Problems, Better Your Life

Whoever you are, whatever you’ve done and wherever you live, there’s no doubt about the fact that you deserve to be living a life that is as happy and fulfilling as it can be. It is never going to reach such a level of content, however, if you don’t resolve to do something about it. Quite simply, you cannot be passive in this world, and you cannot wait for the good stuff to come along and make your life what you want it to be — you have to do something about it, and you are the one that has to resolve to beat your problems. It’s okay to seek help as you set out with performing such a task, though. Fortunately, such assistance can be found in the advice below.

Beating addiction

No matter what scale your addiction may be on — whether it actually impacts your life to the point where you can’t function at all properly without taking a hit of whatever it is you are addicted to, or whether you find yourself suffering in short individual spurts throughout your day because of it, you need to beat it. By doing so, you will make your life far easier and, ultimately, far better. So, if this means enrolling on an effective drug detox program to break free from your substance addiction, do it. Or, if this means opening up to somebody about your addictive personality or any addiction that you feel you have to any problems surrounding your mental health, such as anxiety, do it. Basically, just do whatever it is you feel that you need to do to beat your addiction demon.

Beating a lack of willpower

Without willpower or the power to say no to your urges, you’ll find your performance, be it at work or even just in life in general, slipping, and that can cause untold amount of problems for you going forward. For instance, the more you resist surfing the web during your working hours, eventually, you’re going to feel an urge that is too strong for your weakened willpower to fight, and that’ll lead to you performing badly at work, which can then result in disciplinarians or even you being relieved of your duties.

Unfortunately, a lack of willpower is a natural cross for humans to bear — there are ways to fight it, though, and there ways to get yourself back performing at your peak level when it seems like your lack of willpower just won’t allow it. One way to do this is to, at the very moment that your willpower collapses, engage in conversation with whoever is closest to you at that time. Be it about the task that you are performing or anything else in general, the talk that you have should be enough to distract you from your desire to crumble to your urges, without distracting you from your work

Whatever your problem may be, be it a lack of willpower, an addiction to something or anything else at all, you should do all you can to beat it. When you do, your life will be better no end.
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