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[Beauty] Beauty Tips About Removing Raised Moles

Everything you wanted to know about skin moles' removal

Each and every person have more or fewer moles on their body. These are just pigmented cells on skin of different color, size, and shape. In general, all skin moles are usually harmless, but sometimes they could start to grow and / or change their color and /or shape, so it requires checking them immediately. They could turn into melanoma and be a reason of skin cancer.
If you have discovered any kind of raised moles on any part of your body, it's important to observe them from time to time. Sometimes these moles would never turn into something bad, so it's fine. Some people decide to remove such moles just for cosmetic reasons (for example, if they have a big raised mole on the face). Such moles are situated on the face, neck, back, or head. In all these places they could be easily damaged by brushes, clothes, wisp, or towel. When damaged, moles could be easily changed in appearance. A person may experience itching, little pain, changing color to black, and / or bleeding. If you have got these symptoms, you should visit the doctor immediately. More likely, you would be required to remove the mole and make a biopsy. That's why it's important to remove the mole beforehand if it is situated in a place where it's easy for you to damage it.

If you are going to remove the raised mole, you should know that there are three methods to do it:
  • surgery mole removal;
  • mole cauterization;
  • laser mole removal.
Two last methods are used to remove those moles that don't disturb a person in any ways, and a patient wants the mole to be removed because of cosmetic or precaution reasons (if a mole looks really bad on the nose of face, or if it's situated on the head, neck or waist, so it could be easily damaged when brushing, shaving, or wearing trousers with a belt). But if a mole is already changed its appearance, a doctor should remove it only through surgery. This would help to remove the mole without any chance to appear again, plus, the removed material will be checked for biopsy. Let's view all three methods in details.

Surgery removal

As we already said, this method is used for raised moles that cause itching, pain, bleeding and other bad symptoms that can be a sign of skin cancer. Doctor uses anesthesia, and then the mole should be removed with a sharp scalpel to cut it out with a surrounding skin. As a mole grows up inside your skin too, that would be a deep cut, and then it must be stitched. The patient stays at the hospital for several days to change bandage, remove stitches and take antibiotics. Later a patient gets a small scar on the place where the mole was situated. When doctor makes an operation, he or she makes a biopsy of the material to get know what kind of mole it was to ensure if it's cancer or no. If the operation is done properly, the risk of growing the new mole on this place again is minimal.

Laser removal

This method is acceptable for small moles only. Many women remove small brown or black moles from their faces due to cosmetic reason to look more natural and beautiful. Many beauty salons offer laser removal of facial moles as well as small defects like scars, etc. Sometimes it may require several trips to the office to remove a mole with a laser. This method is not painful, and there is no blood on the skin after it cause laser seals blood vessels. But you should keep in your memory this type of removal couldn't be used for big moles or protruding above the skin moles.

Cauterization

This method uses heat of electricity to remove moles with diameter less than 10 millimeters. The entire procedure takes just several minutes, and the patient shouldn't stay in the hospital at all. The skin is not injured, and there is almost no blood, so the patient should only keep the area clean to avoid infection and moisture it well to avoid forming a scar. Usually the skin gets a bit whiter in this place when recovered, but it actually not so visible. It's important to keep the operated area from sun, because it slows down the process of recovering and provokes moles to grow up.

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[Shopping] Amazing Offers at Alibaba 11.11 Global Shopping Festival 2017!

For exactly 24 hours on 11.11, people worldwide (including me) are going to go crazy shopping! No such thing as "nothing to buy" as there will be over 15 million products from 140,000 brands! So much to see, so much to buy!! FYI, last year's 11.11 sales was 2.5 times bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined!

What's so great about 11.11 Global Shopping Festival 2017?

  • HUGE range of items on sale
  • International shipping starting from RM0!
  • Cashback offers! Shoppers who pay by Malaysia E-banking will enjoy RM30 cashback with minimum spend of RM300 on Taobao.
  • Enjoy RMB50 (≈RM33) off on already low-priced sea freight services with a minimum spend of RMB299 (≈RM200)on Taobao.
I'm sure you will find something you like among the wide range of products from fashion and accessories, to home and living items and more! All from the flagship Tmall and Taobao marketplaces~ We were given a very interesting statistic: Last year, Malaysians bought a total of 1 million dresses! I admit I contributed to that statistic lolol Can't help it when they're so cheap and nice!
I was at the launch recently and saw a lot of famous peeps who are also excited for the shopping festival - Jinnyboy, Jane Chuck, Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2016 & Miss Chinese International 2017’s 1st Runner Up, Serene Lim, and many others.

How to start shopping?

Give you a little tip.. Start browsing now and picking the items you would like to buy as the place will go crazy the moment the clock strikes midnight on 11.11! It will be too late to start shopping then! Fast fast visit https://world.taobao.com or download the Mobile Taobao app.

Also, you can gather your friends and family to shop together if you cannot reach the RM 300 to get cashback!
See everyone is so excited to start shopping and already opening the website xD
We also started 'shopping' on the spot xD
Here's wishing you a #Happy1111!
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How to Find Out If Your Laptop Has Trouble

Can you imagine your life without a laptop? Most people are digitalized to such extent that a couple of gadgets is not enough for a full-fledged life. Moreover, the technological revolution gave birth to the development of various portable and smart devices. The laptop remains a useful tool for various working activities including writing articles like at Custom Writing Bee, elaborating applications, creating websites, using complex software and so on.
Most actions related to social sphere and public interaction can be performed using mobile devices like tablets or smartphones. Hence, there is an unstated borderline stipulating the laptop application for business tasks. Regardless of your purpose of using the device, it is better to work on intact hardware and software. The following red flags indicate the necessity to pay additional attention to your working tool and take care of its correct operation.

Hardware Issues

As a rule, a strange noise made by the laptop is an unconditional sign of a hardware trouble. There is no need to guess a reason. If your device is rather old, some internal components may be worn out. For example, a fan pin getting loose is a common reason of unordinary noise. Another sign of hardware troubles is a refusal to switch. Anyway, a hardware issue requires a professional involvement to either fix or replace a problem component.

The first thing to be done when you hear such noises is to save all your data to external storage. You may use either a cloud service or some data storage device. This action is necessary regardless the severity of the trouble since even a subtle issue can develop in drastic consequences.
In most cases, it is recommended to seek professional help. Nevertheless, you can make diagnostics on your own using special software for various essential components.

If your device is rather old (five more years), perhaps, such trouble can be a sign to think about the purchase of a new laptop.

Software Issues

Hardware issues are usually triggered by external impact or aging of the device. Problems with software are diverse in their origin. Moreover, there are multiple red flags indicating the possibility of malfunction of your software. The most common symptom is a sluggish performance. However, do not hurry to blame your virus scanner for the missed hazard. Perhaps, some malware is the cause of your slowed down device. Your steps to find and deactivate the defect should include malware scanning and check for background programs and applications. Do not expect that everything will be ease. Some malware is difficult to detect. Nevertheless, Google will always help you find the solution to get rid of your problem.

Error messages are another sign to diagnose your software. Once again, a search engine is the best way to find the reason and treatment for your issue. All you need is to remember the code of the error and type it in the search bar.

Be attentive to your laptop and maintain it regularly to avoid unexpected troubles.
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10 Things to Know Before Tinting your Car Windows

Recently got my car window tinting done at Winshield Window Tinting Specialist in SS2, PJ. Super happy with the results! The heat rejection is superb and I'm able to enjoy a cool car all day long. Now, before you tint your car, make sure you read these 10 points!
Car window tinting before after

#1 Does vehicle window tinting work?

Yes! I've had several people comment that they were surprised the car is so cool even when it's so HOT outside. Anyone who has parked their car at an outdoor area in Malaysia would understand how scorching hot the car can be. It's almost like entering an oven.

#2 Does the type of window tinting make a difference?

ASWF American Standard Window Film Dimension X40
Yes! High quality tints reject more heat so your car stays cooler. The efficiency also lasts longer and doesn't deteriorate as fast. The film I'm using here is ASWF's Dimension X40 which has 99% UV rejection, 98% Heat Rejection, and 65% TSER. ASWF is a window film brand from US so all the films are imported and come with 5 year warranty.

#3 Are darker tints better?

Testing car window tinting film for heat rejection
Not at all. Some cheap films are only dark but offer low UV and heat rejection. It's best to go for a branded film with high IRR. The best way to make sure you're getting a good window tinting film is to head to the shop and test the film before purchasing. This is the demo room in Winshield - the difference is significant with and without the tinting film!

Before this I was skeptical but after changing to a branded window film, I can REALLY feel the difference between the cheap films and branded films. No regrets at all.

#4 What are the benefits of tinting your car windows?

The main point for me is obviously a cooler car. No longer have to on my air cond at full blast just to feel comfortable. Now it's usually at minimum fan speed. On the long run, it's less stressful on my car, I don't have to service my air cond that often and I save a bit on petrol.

Window tinting also reduces skin's UV exposure keeping dark spots, pigmentation and wrinkles away!
Before car window tinting
After car window tinting, UV rejection

#5 Can I remove and reapply the film?

I'm aware that there is a 'Magic Tint' in the market that claims their window tinting can be removed and applied as you wish without going to the shop. I asked the shop what is the difference between normal tint and Magic Tint. The material of Magic Tint is similar to the square piece we use to stick our road tax. It's much thicker and if you look through it, it is fuzzy. If applied on the whole car window, your view will be blur and fuzzy. This is not safe at all!

#6 Can I buy and apply the tint myself?

Applying window tinting at Winshield
Tinting film should be applied by a trained professional to prevent bubbles or scratches. Any damage or excessive trapped dust under the film will cause it to bubble or peel off later on.

#7 Does window tinting come with warranty?

Surprisingly, yes! Winshield provides 5-10 years warranty (depending on the product) so if your tint encounters any issues they will correct it for you.

#8 Do I need tinting if my windows are already tinted?

During car production, dye is sometimes added to the window glass to give it a darker colour. However, this is just colour from the dye and does not protect you from the sun's UV rays nor block out the heat.

#9 What is security film and is it worth it?

Normal film is about 1.5 Mil (thickness). Security film ranges from 4-6 Mil which is much thicker than normal film. It is also harder to break, protecting you and your family from robbers and snatch thieves.

#10 How to care for my window tinting?

Can you wind down your window after tinting?
For 2 weeks after applying your window tint, do not wind down your windows or switch on the demister. This will allow the film enough time to cure properly. If your window gets dirty, wipe with a wet soft cloth. Do not attempt to peel it off and avoid scratching it.

Websitewww.winshield.com.my
Facebookwww.facebook.com/winshieldtrading
HQ Address: Winshield, No. 139, Ground Floor, Jalan SS2/24, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Branches: Bangi, Jalan 225 PJ, Cheras, Glenmarie Shah Alam & Subang Jaya
Contact number: 012-682 2298

** 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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[Food] UberEATS is Here in Malaysia!

Have you heard? #UberEATSKL is here in Malaysia!!! Get food delivered to you hassle-free with UberEATS~ Isn't this the dream for us Malaysians who love to EAT?
Some fast facts:
  • UberEATS is available everyday from 9am-midnight
  • There are already 200+ restaurant partners now
  • 35 minutes delivery time
  • No minimum order (YESS!)
  • Separate bags for non-Halal food
It costs a minimal RM 5 for delivery fee but you can get FREE delivery on your first 3 orders with UberEATS code 'KLTASTY'
Download UberEATS on Google Play or App Store to get started!
www.ubereats.com

We had lots of fun at the launch and ate enough for the whole week.
Managed to try various flavours from Inside Scoop as well. Yum!
Got this super awesome goodie bag from UberEATS as well!
UberEATS is currently only available in KL central business district, Bangsar & Damansara Heights but trust that they will be expanding real soon!
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[Beauty] Natural Pacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence Review - Rating 5/5 ⭐

Yet another product that I absolutely loove from Althea! Although I don't have bad acne, dark spots and pimple scars can make my face look 'muddy'. I always try new products to remove these spots and this product works well!
Rating: 5/5 ⭐
Using Natural Pacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence
The 50ml bottle is not bad considering the low price and how many essences are 30ml only.
Natural Pacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence
Dropper tool is easy to use and control.
Natural Pacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence dropper tool
This essence is very watery and absorbs like a dream. It provides some moisture but I always topup with a proper moisturiser anyway.
Natural Pacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence on hand

Results

After just 4 days I'm happy to report that my scars are visibly disappearing! Overall my skin looks clearer and more even but I don't think I'm getting fairer.
Natural Pacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence Review
Dry, tight skin immediately becomes hydrated after application.
Effects after using Natural Pacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence
I was mostly trying to lighten the pimple scars on my forehead and chin from a recent breakout. Glad it worked well so I can ditch my concealer xD
Natural Pacific Whitening Essence Review
I'm pretty happy with the results and will continue using this to the last drop. I may repurchase but knowing me, I will want to try new ones when this finishes.
Natural Pacific Phyto Niacin Whitening Essence Blogger Review

Price: RM 52 (very cheap for an effective essence!)
Buy at http://my.althea.kr/whitening-essence
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[Tech] Where to Buy 2nd Hand Used Apple MacBook and iMac

If you're wondering where to buy second hand MacBooks and iMacs in Klang Valley, look no further! Zaranet is a shop in Ampang KL that sells used Apple/Mac computers and accessories. Obviously we would all like a new one but the price tag is really scary! I was initially looking through Carousel for MacBooks from individuals but I have trust issues LOL These sellers might be scammers or they're selling defective Macs.
2nd Hand Used MacBook and iMac
After some browsing across various platforms, I found an almost ideal MacBook with a reasonable age, specs and affordable price. I dropped them a message and soon I picked up my MacBook Air from the shop! I suspect mine was from a company as it was connected to various wireless keyboards. I've used it for about 2 months and I'm happy with it so far.

Some pointers when buying from Zaranet:
  • Units are not from Malaysia
  • Units are not from individuals (this could mean companies or display units?)
  • Zaranet will not buy your old unit (no trade in)
  • Comes with short warranty (I believe it was 1 week so check everything in that week!)
  • Keyboard and speakers will be tested on the spot
  • Prices are cheapest on their Zaranet Mudah store
New MacBook Air

Issues

  • They may not have the exact model and spec you want as they're all secondhand units
  • Some minor dents/scratches (they're not new after all~)
  • My battery was due for replacement which will set me back a few hundred but it can function with current battery so didn't bother
  • The jumping cursor issue (solved-they gave me the original charger instead of the earlier 3rd party one after I returned to the shop)
Used MacBooks for sale
There are lots and lots of Macs here so best you browse their Mudah store instead of asking for the specs one by one.
Buying Secondhand iMacs
They also sell some accessories here. I got this keyboard protector for free but I hate how it felt so I removed it in the end LOL
CrystalGuard keyboard protector
You can find the shop by searching for Zaranet in Waze.
Zaranet Ampang

Address: Lot 1.25, Mid Point Shopping Centre, Jalan Pandan Indah 1/25, Pandan Indah, 55100 Ampang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 017-6117261
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[Tech] Fix Jumping Cursor/Mouse on MacBook

I purchased a MacBook Air and found there was a problem with the jumpy pointer. Thought I should share what was the problem behind it and how I solved the issue!

Problem

The mouse/cursor on my MacBook is going crazy as it jumps with every movement. I've already tried restarting the Mac and looked through the trackpad settings but nothing was weird.

Example in video below:

Solution

At first I noticed that the jumping cursor only happened when the laptop was plugged in. After some Googling, I tried another power adaptor (original) and INDEED that was the issue! So it seems this is a sign that the laptop is incompatible with the 3rd party adaptor. So don't settle for cheap OEM power adaptors!

My knowledge on this is too shallow to explain why this happens but as long as it solves the problem eh?
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[Beauty] Althea Velvet Petal Powder Review - Rating 5/5 ⭐

For some time now, I've been getting lots of my Korean skincare and makeup from Althea. They're always so interesting and many of the items cannot be found here locally. Recently, Althea has even launched their own loose powder! After trying it out, I can gladly give it a rating of 5/5 ⭐

This product reminds me of the Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder and translucent finishing powders from many brands. It is not a foundation. It is meant to be applied after your makeup is done or for touch ups.
Althea Velvet Petal Powder
The container really is tiny and so convenient to bring out so I can topup a thin layer when my face starts to get oily.
Althea Velvet Petal Powder container
Such a cute tiny puff! It's super soft and nice to apply with. Don't lose it as you need it to stop the powder from coming out excessively.
Althea Velvet Petal Powder puff
Althea Velvet Petal Powder puff behind
Compared to some translucent finishing powders I've tried, Althea's is finer and lighter but functions the same. Also, it's ridiculously cheap at only RM 16! Don't worry about the white colour as it will disappear into your skin with blending.

While applying I also noticed it has a subtle scent which is rather nice..
Applying Althea Velvet Petal Powder

Results

If you use liquid makeup or tend to oil up easily, the Althea Velvet Petal Powder will help with sebum control and pore blurring. Skin instantly becomes matte without getting dried out.
Oil control of Althea Velvet Petal Powder
I recommend this especially for girls who prefer very light and natural makeup. You can apply this on top of sunblock for short errands or classes. You won't even feel it and you can fool everyone with your perfect matte skin xD Just don't expect any coverage from it as it's not a foundation.
Althea Velvet Petal Powder review
Price: RM 16
Buy from Althea

** 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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