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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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[Home & Living] Chilindo Bidding Website Shopping & Review

Oops! 'Accidentally' spent RM 60 purchasing 9 items from Chilindo after seeing a few people on my Facebook shopping there xD What is Chilindo? Basically it's a bidding website for all sorts of items from beauty to home to car accessories. Previously there were some other bidding sites where you are required to purchase credits to bid with. This doesn't work the same way. In fact, even if you win the auction, you won't get charged unless you pay for it.
Parcel from Chilindo

How is the quality of the items?

With prices starting from just RM 1, you really can't be expecting the quality of branded goods. And you would have to be flexible as the colours can be randomly selected or like in the case of this small frying pan, the original Hello Kitty design became a panda.
Frying pan from Chilindo
The selection is not great but I did enjoy bidding for items in the Home category. I got this hanging storage which is really meant for shoes but obviously you can keep other things in it.
Hanging storage from Chilindo
Surprisingly, material quite good for less than RM 10 and it hasn't broken or fallen off yet despite the heavy burden I've placed on it. It's originally meant for shoes after all but I'm stuffing heavier things in it.
Hanging organiser review from Chilindo
It's great for small pieces of clothing, clothes I don't want to hang, belts, bags and scarves. I also managed to save a lot of space in my 'high wardrobe' which does not come with dividers.
Using a hanging organiser to arrange wardrobe
Next, trunk organiser for my car RM 13. I purchased this to put in my shopping trolley so I can transfer the whole bag into my car easily since Selangor has banned plastic bags. It claims to hold up to 40lbs (18 kg) buuut I'm a bit scared to use it as it doesn't feel THAT strong.
Trunk organiser & cooler from Chilindo
Trunk organiser review
Yeah I even bought an RM 12 stainless steel stockpot LOL Mainly to cook my kimchi jigae in wheee~~ It's definitely not a quality product as the pot is very light but RM 12 what can I say? Haha
UPDATE: Do not buy this pot LOL During my first use, the handles melted and burnt then the pot rusted.
Stainless steel stockpot from Chilindo
And some few Ringgit items lolol
Bottle opener from Chilindo
Egg timer because I can never get my eggs right.
Egg timer from Chilindo
This selfie stick not bad. Better than Bluetooth versions.
Selfie stick from Chilindo
Named lemon squeezer but has lime and orange photos HAHA
Lemon squeezer from Chilindo
Oops it seems I left out 1 item - an electrical plastic bag sealer.

So, was it worth it?

There was an exposé saying the items can be found at Mr DIY as well, sometimes even at lower prices. Chilindo also charges a 10% service charge and flat RM 8 delivery. Well, be smart and know your prices. I'm just bidding for the fun of it plus they're conveniently sent to your house. Don't go over your limit as the same item will reappear multiple times.
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