Ariani Lebaran 2016

Oh wow, I haven’t blogged in agessss. And oh myyy, I cannot believe Ramadhan is almost over and that Raya is next week! Kenapa cepat sangat? Where did the time go?

Honestly, I’m not really looking forward to Raya this time around because, well, I’m still in confinement and because I’m still humongous and nothing looks good on me now (I look like 6-month pregnant, I kid you not).

But I did buy some Raya clothes for me and the kids, just in case I wanna go beraya. Oh, and some shawls! Pretty printed shawl and scarves from Ariani. I really love Ariani’s new range of satin printed scarves. So Pucci-esque!

IMG_9062Some of the scarves and shawl that I managed to grab (they were on sale), plus one shawl I received at Ariani’s fashion show last month. Loveee!

Speaking of which, this post is about Ariani Lebaran Fashion Show, as the title says (oh yes, will blog about my birth story soon InsyaAllah; if I can find some quiet me time and not spend it to qada’ my sleep hehe #sleeplessmom #zombiemom. Took me more than a month just to draft this one!).

So anyway, the event was held at The Grand Ballroom, St. Regis Hotel in KL, just a couple of weeks before Ramadhan. I was heavily pregnant at that time! Was praying hard that my water didn’t break that day. Hehe.

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Ariani’s lebaran collection this year featured a combination of beautiful colours, materials and prints that are more unique, modern and elegant, with over 100 designs to choose from. Ranging from shawls to instant hijabs, Ariani 2016 Lebaran Collection includes hijabs in pastel and vibrant colours which are available in both plain and printed options, with price starting from just RM69.

 

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In conjunction with Ramadhan this year, Ariani also featured a beautiful collection of telekung, known as Tarawikh Telekung Ariani X Siti Nurhaliza. This telekung collection is made from soft and comfortable materials, and they come in various designs and colours.

 

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The last part of the fashion show is Ariani’s ready-to-wear collection. This year’s theme is Glam Lebaran and there are several special collections including The Maya Series, The Blooming Series as well as The Chantilly Series, which are priced affordably, starting from only RM179!

There’s also The Premium Series RTW collection, which is specially designed for those who loves a bit of luxury and exclusivity. I love the minimal and elegant designs in this collection.

 

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Ariani ready-to-wear collection is also available in plus sizes! I love how everyone just cheered and clapped loudly when the curvy models strutted down the runway. Yes, we curvy women also want to look fabulous! 😛

 

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In case you haven’t done your Raya shopping yet, Ariani RTW boutique is located at Wisma Jakel Shah Alam. Some of the Lebaran collections are also available online at www.arianionline.my. Go check it out!

 

 *Official photos taken from Galeri Ariani Instagram.



Beauty Bound Asia – Phase 2

I had the chance to witness the National Finals of the Beauty Bound Asia held at Ruyi & Lyn, Bangsar Shopping Centre, along with several other beauty bloggers earlier this month.

 

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There were a total of 29 finalists participated in the finals, and each of them had to take part in a hackathon challenge where they had to do a full makeover in 30 minutes. 30 minutes! I need at least 1 hour to do a proper makeup (and that does not include wearing falsies – that would require an extra half an hour, at least). These girls are pro, I’m telling you.

 

IMG_4469Each participant was given their own makeup station. How fun is that!

 

IMG_4476One of the participants, known as PinkBoxCereal.

 

IMG_4478Just look at her stuff – sooo many pink!

 

There were also 2 workshops that the participants had to attend during the finals – Skincare Lab and Beauty Trend workshops.

The Skincare Lab workshop was led by the famous makeup guru, Khir Khalid where he shared his makeup and beauty tips and tricks.

 

IMG_0448Showing how to do smokey eyes using only kohl pencil.

 

The other workshop; the Beauty Trend workshop, was led the managing editor of Eh!, Cosmopolitan and Jelita magazines, Izza Ibrahim.

 

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IMG_4466Now here’s something interesting. The participants were asked to guess which makeup look matches the runway outfits. Me and Tammy, who sat at a corner, decided to join in the fun… and I got all correct! I guess I uhh know all these runway beauty trends *blow nails*. Haha #itwasjustluckyguessla

 

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Following this National Finals, all of the finalists are also required to take part on an online challenge to be eligible for the next stage. This online challenge is made up of 2 parts – unboxing challenge of a box of skincare goodies that they received before they left the event that day, and also the “no makeup, makeup look” video demo. Only 2 finalists will be selected and they will join the Asia Finals in Tokyo this November! So exciting!

 

IMG_2555All 29 finalists. Wonder which 2 will join the grand finals in Tokyo!

 

All the best to all the finalists! 🙂



From flat to fabulous

Attended Dove’s event at DoubleTree by Hilton last month. They just launched their latest hair care range, the new Dove Volume & Nourishment.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been struggling with flat hair almost all my life. I was born with naturally fine, wavy hair (pretty much like Raina’s), but as I get older, I noticed my hair becomes flatter and finer. The case gets worse especially after spending a whole day out because after wearing hijab for a whole day, my hair is further flatten with heat and grease. I never really tried anything tho because I’m so lazy and couldn’t be bothered to (heh), but Dove’s new Volume & Nourishment hair care range sounds pretty promising and simple.

 

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I’ve heard of women doing back combing, using curling irons and even braiding their hair and leaving it overnight just so they can wake up with volumized hair. I’ve never done any of those as I wear hijab, but I can totally understand their concerns! I suppose having a bad hair day is kind of like the same as having a bad tudung day as it affects our confidence, or probably worse!

 

IMG_8226They showed a live experiment of how the new Dove Shampoo and Conditioner instantly adds volume to hair after washing.

The new Dove Volume & Nourishment hair range with Oxyfusion Technology contains oxygen-infused ingredient that instantly dissolves into the hair, giving deep down moisture, while adding up to 95% of volume, so women with dry, flat hair can have smooth, bouncy hair without having to worry about it being weighed down, even hours after washing. It’s a hair care savior! Best part is, this shampoo and conditioner is gentle enough for every day use. Smells nice and fresh too!

 

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The Dove Volume & Nourishment range retails for only RM15 each for the shampoo (340ml) and conditioner (340ml), and is available nationwide. If you’d like more info on the products, or even get the product samples, you can log on to www.dovehair.com.my.

Now it’s my turn to try this out and volumized my hair! 🙂



Raya 2015

Oh my God guys, I have totally forgotten about my blog – what with puasa, raya shopping, balik kampung and everything! Haha #worstbloggerever #doesanyoneevenreadblogsanymore #sorrytoomanyhashtags #canthelpit #iblameinstagram #okfineillstop 😛

This year’s Raya is my husband’s turn so we went balik kampung Loqstaq a few days before Raya (4 days to be exact) and spent a week there. I don’t have any complaints (it’s always fun to go beraya in kampung IMO) except… THE JOURNEY BACK TO KL TOOK A FREAKING 12 HOURS! Sigh. Kalau naik kapal terbang dah boleh sampai Turki agaknya. Hehe.

My girls were fine tho, during the journey. No, they were more than fine. They were enjoying it! They spent the first 6 hours talking and singing and playing ponies non-stop, and the next 5 hours or so sleeping. I couldn’t sleep because I wanted to keep an eye on my husband, in case he dozed off or something (Nauzubillah), so you can imagine how super exhausted (and cranky) I was by the time we reached home, which was around 4am!

 

Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 12.15.05 AMI guess it’s never boring when there’s ponies around ^_^

 

IMG_9050They spent almost every night playing bunga api in kampung. Reminded me of the times when I was small. Sigh #funtimes #sometimesimissbeingakid.

 

IMG_9272Pagi raya.
Saya nak mintak maaf kalau banyak sangat membebel. Pastu nak mintak bag LV lagi boleh? Heh.

 

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IMG_9253I decided to wear something simple and “Kedahan”. Top and skirt both from Mimpikita, which I got from FashionValet (was lucky to grab that Rumi top even though it was a size bigger, because it was sold out so fast!)

 

IMG_9277My girls in these adorable little scallop bow kurungs from ButtonMyButtons. My favourite so far!

 

And last but not least, family photo!

 

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(For more Raya pics, can just view my Instagram la ok #sopemalas).

I would like to take this opportunity to wish happy Eid Mubarak to all of you and I hope this Raya would bring an abundant of joy and happiness to you and your loved ones. Do forgive my wrongdoings and umm.. for also not updating my blog regularly. 😐

Stay safe, people!



Ariani Lebaran 2015

Salam Ramadhan all!

It’s the third day of Ramadhan today. Alhamdulillah, so far so good. But time flies so fast, huh. It felt like I just wished you guys happy new year last month… and suddenly half a year has passed! Let us strive to make the most of this Ramadhan so that it doesn’t slip away just like that.

Anyway, a few days before Ramadhan, I attended Ariani Lebaran Fashion Show at Mandarin Oriental KL. It was my second time attending Ariani’s fashion show and I was looking forward to it because their events are always so big and grand.

 

IMG_6505My sister and I at their photobooth, just outside the Grand Ballroom

 
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IMG_6441Love the Moroccan theme. Everything is so bold and bright!

This year’s event was even more extravagant as Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanky Sultanah Hajah Haminah was there, as well as other important guests including Toh Puan Datuk Seri Utama Hajah Majimor binti Sharif, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil and Datin Seri Hamidah Khamis.

 

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IMG_6458And then there’s us, with Shea. Hehe

IMG_6469With the rest of the bloggers. I’m pretty sure you know who is who!

Ariani has been in the Muslimah fashion industry for 8 years now, with various tudung choices for all ages. This year’s fashion show showcased over 40 designs from their ‘Graceful Lebaran’ and ‘Lavish Lebaran’ collections. These collections feature lots of plain and printed shawls in vibrant colors, as well as pastel hues. Lace, Swarovski crystals and embellishments add a touch of luxe in their ‘Lavish Lebaran’ collection.

 

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Those beautiful jubahs and dresses you see on the models are some of Ariani’s ready-to-wear collection, which they had just launched recently. They are all affordably priced, and best part is, they are now available online at www.arianionline.com.

Yes guys, you can now shop for Ariani at the comfort of your home! Yay to more online shopping choices! #iloveonlineshopping