(Feature) Eternalize Unique Moments with Trollbeads Malaysia

Hi lovelies, how many of you have seen or purchased from Trollbeads before?

I have seen its outlet in Midvalley and their pieces are more of a rustic-ish feeling compared to the clean cut ones from Pandora. I don't know about you but I love the concept of Trollbeads of how it started.


About Trollbeads






Trollbeads first started in 1976.
The name "Trollbeads" came about as the first ever bead designed by Soren Silversmith contains no less than 6 faces, and was sold in his father Svend's jewellery store in central Copenhagen, Denmark.

Eight Faces (It left the collection in 2008)
Designer: Soren Nielsen
Price: RM299.00

 When Soren took over, he had the leather cord go through the beads instead of the traditional method of the leather cord going through the eyelet. Soon, Soren's sister, Lise (founder of Trollbeads), began to put beads on silver bracelets, one on each bracelet.

One day, a customer asked Lise to put an extra bead on the silver bracelet. She was surprised. From then on, customization is prioritze while the collection grew.

The first glass beads (go check them out!!!!) entered the collection in 2001 and more variations grew with the growing demand!  

They currently have more than 90 designers contributing to the designs you see in the store and are available in more than 30 countries!


Trollbeads VS Pandora & Thomas Sabo?


Some of the rings from Trollbeads site. 

Their rustic beads and also other more interesting glass beads.

Trollbeads started in 1976
Trollbeads is established in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Products are manufactured in Denmark.
Designs are more rustic with a fun element to it!
Read on to see some of their designs from each category!!
(Full Trollbead histroy here!)



Pandora started in 1982.
(6 years after Trollbeads!)
Pandora is established in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Products are manufactured in Thailand.
Designs are more clean cut, modern, and even relatable to children (in collaboration with Disney)
(Full Pandora history here!)



Thomas Sabo started in 1984.
(8 years after Trollbeads!)
Thomas Sabo is established in Frankfurt, Germany.
Products are manufactured in Germany.
Designs are also of a clean cut, modern but slightly more matured (Thomas Sabo history)


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Trollbeads Accessories



Rings

For the ring choices, I had two that caught my eye.


Blushing Bubble
Designer:
Lone Lovschal
Price: RM419.00

It looks simple but look closer and you'll see a cubic zirconia at the centre of the blushing bubble. I personally think this calls for a romantic first date or celebrating special anniversary and such.


Blue Flower
Designer: Soren Nielsen
Price: RM419.00

It looks like a blob of dew drop encasing the magical blue flower. And with the wearer feeling like some forest fairies or flower fairies in my opinion, just magical!!
Applause for the silver stems details!!!!


Earrings
Two caught my eyes and one of it is in their upcoming Enchanted Forest collection.

(From L - R):

Raining Pearls Earrings
Designer: Trollbeads Design Group
Loving that exclusive and elegant touch.

Peacock Pearl Oval Drops
Designer: Lise Aagaard
Price: RM629.00
They represent mystery, independence and strength.


Bracelets
A wonderful gift that represents me best would be their Wishful Sky Bracelet
It'd also make a perfect gift for your girlfriends and anyone who loves stars and blue IMO.


"I've loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night"
- Galileo

Upon seeing the product at first glance I was attracted to the Shimmer Royal Bead. A close up gaze at the twinkling blue bead makes me feel like I have the galaxy in my hand. It brings about calmness and remind me too chill abit when I feel stressed or tired.


Necklaces
They have intricate and also simple looks but this particular necklace from their Enchanted Foresst collection caught my eye.

Fantasy Necklace with Peacock Pearl
Designer: Lise Aagaard
Price: RM709.00 - RM929.00
Can you see all the details? <3


Tiaras
I would love a tiara and I have bee dreaming of being a princess since I was a child.
Definitely a wonderful gem for prom or even for your wedding day!


Its not seen at all in both Thomas Sabo nor Pandora!!!
At most was a crown on your fingers ^^
Each design on the crown too, like the beads, have meanings.


Beads
Sooooooo many choices!
They are definitely different from those you see in Pandora and Thomas Sabo.
A mix of both rustic and magical.
I am more drawn to the glass beads category.
I have curated two designs  XD

Bee Lee's Combination #1: C for Cherish

Bee Lee's Combination #1: C for Cherish
It contains Malachite (RM299), Head of Buddha (RM149) & 
Sahara Night Facet (RM199).
I derived the meaning of concentrating at the present moment (Head of Buddha); appreciate loved ones while learning to balance work, relationship and love life in general (Malachite); also reminding myself to take time off to do nothing but just gaze at the stars and dream away (Sahara Night Facet).
*Malachite are believed to protect children and also travelers

*Head of Buddha is in memory of my grandma. May she be the star in my sky...I miss you.

Bee Lee's Combination #2: Be Your Own Best Version

Bee Lee's Combination #2: Be Your Own Best Version
It contains Pink Petals (RM149), Compass (RM199), & Shimmer Royal (Price N/A)
It gives me a reminder to only settle for what I want and what I truly love to do.


Spacers
Not really fond for spacers but 2 caught my eyes.
(Spacers prevent other beads from rolling on your bracelet and make beautiful endings on your bangle)

(From L - R):

Night Sky Spacer
Designer: Kim Buck
Price: RM149.00
"Great wonders are found in the pattern of the night sky"
I agree with the meaning as many wonderful things are produced when the night kicks in (especially for me ^^) It also matches well with both of my creation as above!

Rose Spacer
Designer: Anders Martin Bruun
Price: RM198.00
Everybody (mostly!) loves roses. It simply means love and appreciation.


Clasps
I love simple clasps for most of the time but I am attracted to this clasp!

Sun Moon Stars
Designer: Tomas Cenius
Price: RM259.00
It gives the magical feeling, don't you think so?


Kits
Nonetheless, they have loads of Kits according to themes, and below is the very cute Winter Forest Kit (most bottom left).


They say, love melts a frozen heart. Agree!!
That is why I love autumn much more as it melts away the snow and brings life again to the frozen forest in cartoons.


Cord/chains:

There are a variety of them. From sterling silver, gold, 14k gold & leathers (in various colors).

I'd opt for sterling silver chains as they look timeless and is easy to match.


Locations (Offline & Online)?
In Malaysia:

Trollbeads Mid Valley Megamall
75Syed Putting Circle
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Tel.: 0060 322020728

Trollbeads Sunway Pyramid
Street PJS 11/15
47500 Petaling Jaya
Malaysia
Tel.: 0060 356130728

Trollbeads Vivacity
Jalan Wan Alwi
93350 Kuching
Malaysia
Tel.: 5646 654654

Full list of stores, HERE.


For more info on new collections and the upcoming Mothers' and Fathers' Day gift, follow:


That's all from me!
Hope you find this post helpful!


Cheers,
Bee

(Review) What I Love about Beautea Rose Tea, the King of Roses!

Hello lovelies.

Premium rose tea this round!! ^^


Benefits of Roses:
Rose petals were initially used in baths of the ancient Greek & Romans.
Many of you may know that roses has been widely used in the beauty industry and slowly crept into the f&b industry.

Roses are known for their antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant, moisturizing, relaxing, and toning properties while also a natural fragrance.
P E R F E C T !!!
Thus it is great to treat abrasions, burns and other skin conditions.
As for inner consumption, it helps to ease sore throat, cough and fever.

Using my Samadoyo Teapot hubs got me in 2015, I love how easy it is to filter out the flowers whilst enjoying my aromatic Beautea rose.
Of course, you can also consume the flower if you'd like ^^


I actually received this at the end of December 2017 but due to some personal stuff going on my post was delayed.

Thanks for the Christmas gift Beautea! It comes in a sturdy box decorated in green satin ribbon and a bell in the centre that highlights the festive Christmas season. Upon opening the box you will see the lovely pink rice paper that gives a very feminine touch.

Here is the sturdy and chic can that looks really classy and inside is a tiny pack of Premium Beautea Rose Tea.

It comes in a sachet of  15g, priced at RM69 (HERE)

I personally think that it would make a good gift to your friends or loved ones who would appreciate flower tea.


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Beautea Rose has existed for more than 1300 years, locating strategically at the foothill of a high mountain, along a river stream. It is also accompanied by the four seasons (summer, spring, fall and winter).

FYI, Beautea Rose is considered King of Roses under the rose family species for its immense petal, flavor & essential oil.

Why Beautea Rose?



The roses grow organically WITHOUT the use of pesticides, fertilizer or artificial weeding. Due to its delicate nature, harvesters pluck them only between 4am - 6am, to avoid sunlight exposure. They managed to obtain the purest form in terms of color, aroma, essential oil & nutritional value of the rose by using low temperature steam-drying method.

FYI, it  only blooms for about 20 days in early May. Harvesters gets to enjoy the pleasant rose aroma while picking the largest rose between 4am - 6am.

Beautea Rose VS rose buds?

Both are Beautea roses.
The less expanded Beautea rose in darker color is the one I put in  much later while the Beautea rose with lighter color and much expanded was steeped for quite some time.
(Under natural lighting!)

Rose buds are harvested prematurely while Beautea roses are fully matured, thus contain the highest amount of nutrition. Rose buds are picked at anytime of the day while Beautea roses are only harvested between 4am - 6am (that's when the essential oil is at its peak!). During brewing, the rose buds outer layer are only exposed and can only be steeped for 2-3 times. The Beautea rose slowly expands over time, secreting aroma continuously & can be steeped for 7-8 times.
Nutrition-wise, of course Beautea rose has a much higher content.

More FAQs, HERE! ^^


Thoughts:

Upon opening the sachet, the light rose fragrance flowed out. Love that its light, natural and not overwhelming to my nose.

Time for the taste test!
  

Here I am just smelling its scent upon steeping for the first round. I love seeing the rose expands and its color getting less intense every second. The tea also has a light yellow color to it but no worries, they are the very nutritional rose essential oil! Its also surprising that every sip is light and I just want more of it.


I do observe the sweet tinge among the light floral smell and taste.
Definitely a different experience coz I previously only buy rose buds and their taste quickly disappear.

Would re-purchase soon as my mom and siblings love love love it!

I tried steeping it in my 1L bottle and boy it was super nice.
Initially thought that the scent and taste would not be detected as there is too much water...I was wrong, I LOVE it!
Definitely a pleasant incident.


Get:

Stalk:
Beautea Facebook


Cheers,
Bee

(Review) pinkboxcereal x argania haircare range

I don't constantly review hair care range coz I always feel they either suit me (but nothing much) or I just don't really see any effect.

However, since last year, I have shifted to more natural-based hair care product coz lesser chemicals are better on the long run.

I have been using ginger-based product and am lovin' it.
That will be on a separate post , but first lemme introduce you to this!

Firstly, thank you to Kak Shaf who has been so inspiring to many (including me!) and I cannot thank you more for looping me in!

The event took place at Cronut & Cafe, Sunway Giza.
(Right opposite Dream Color drink station)

On each tables were the signature pink #EmergencyBeautyKit box and the crossover of Argania and Pinkboxcereal paperbag.

About Pinkboxceral:
This is a IG and Youtube channel name used by Nurul Shafiqah Shafie a beauty guru and MUA with quite a number of followers on her social media. With many subscribers/followers inquiring her beauty routine item etc, her husband, Iylia have initiated the online business now known as Shoppinkboxcereal. Shoppinkboxcereal is a platform to support local brands which has been tried and tested by lady boss, Kak Shaf herself! She have also launched her own beauty brand, Pinkboxcereal Beauty. Checked them out yet?
(More deets in the post below!)

About Argania:
Argania brand is all about using Natural Resources, particularly Argan Oil which is rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids to preserve and improve your skin condition.


Upon reaching the location, I can see pretty balloons and cute set up of the pinkboxcereal boxes and white glittery gold paper bag.


On the left is Lady Boss of Shoppinkboxcereal, Kak Shaf aka Pinkboxcereal and on the right is Lady Boss of Argania.

A quick snap so I can see what's inside the box ^^

A mix between Pure Argan goodness and a drop of Unicorn Magic!


This is a product designed by Pinkboxcereal for Argania


I was especially intruiged with the color of the shampoo and conditioner coz they are both PINK!
Its just a very soft pink shampoo which makes it more fun ^^



Most importantly, the argan-based shampoo, conditioner and tonic helps to nourish and strengthen hair.

The reason why I love shopping with Pinkboxcereal is that it always come with little notes or booklets that comes with tips from lady boss, Kak Shaf, herself! I believe this is why all her dolls are so fond of her and her classes.


First Impressions:

Argania Wonder Shampoo X Pinkboxcereal
220ml


Claims:
Argan-based shampoo is rich in Vitamin E to give your hair a better volume, strength, and nourishment with an added touch of luxury.

Main Ingredients:
Aqua
Coconut Diethanolamide
Fragrance
Menthol
Nigella Sativa Seed Oil
Arganis Spinosa Kernel Oil
Citric Acid

3 NOs:
NO SLS
NO Paraben
No Animal Oils

Perks:
Reduces frizz, enhances shine, clears dandruff, softens hair, hydrates hair and scalp, repairs damage and protects hair and scalp from harsh surroundings and harmful chemicals.

How-to:
Wet hair.
Lather a few pumps of this yummy pink shampoo into your palm or directly onto your hair/scalp.
Gently massage your hair and scalp for 1-3 minutes.
Rinse thoroughly with cold water (room water temperature is fine too!)
Continue with Argania Wonder Conditioner.

MY Experience & Thoughts:


Upon dispensing, it has the soft pink color and smells strongly of menthol.
I only apply the shampoo to my scalp and massage gently with my fingers.
It does not bubble much but gives a very cooling sensation.
I let it sit for 1-2 mins and combed through with my scalp brush before rinsing it all away.
My scalp feels clean ^^


Argania Wonder Conditioner X Pinkboxcereal
150ml


Claims:
This hair care range is rich in Vitamin E to give your hair a better volume, strength, and nourishment with an added touch of luxury.

Main Ingredients:
Aqua
Fragrance
Mineral Oil
Citric Acid
Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil

3 NOs:
NO SLS
NO Paraben
No Animal Oils

Perks:
Reduces frizz, enhances shine, clears dandruff, softens hair, hydrates hair, repairs damage and protects hair and scalp from harsh surroundings and harmful chemicals.

How-to:
After shampooing with their yummy pink shampoo.
Lather a small amount of their yummy pink conditioner into your palm or directly on your hair ends.
(Avoid scalp if your have oily scalp!)
Leave on for 1 minute.
Rinse thoroughly with cold water (room temperature is fine too!)
Continue with Argania Wonder Tonic.

MY Experience & Thoughts:



Upon dispensing, it has a slightly brighter soft pink color and has a welcoming sweet scent.
I only apply the conditioner to my hair ends and rinse off after 1 minute.
It does not feel oily like other conditioner but more of a water-based feel.
Hair does feel moisturized but insufficient if you use too little.
It is important to follow up with their hair tonic or your preferred hair oil/serum or leave-in conditioner.


Argania Wonder Tonic X Pinkboxcereal
150ml


Claims:
This hair care range is rich in Vitamin E to give your hair a better volume, strength, and nourishment with an added touch of luxury.

Main Ingredients:
Aqua
Alcohol Denat
Milk Protein
Citric Acid
Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis Extract
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Fragrance
Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil

3 NOs:
NO SLS
NO Paraben
No Animal Oils

Perks:
Strengthen hair roots and scalp, repairs damage and protects hair and scalp from harsh surroundings and harmful chemicals.

How-to:
After using their yummy shampoo and conditioner, spritz this also veryy yummy tonic on your hair root/scalp (towel dry your hair first!)
Gently massage your hair and scalp for a few seconds.
Style your hair as usual and voila, you're ready to rock your day!
Can be used daily after shampoo or when needed.

MY Experience & Thoughts:


I like how the spritz is even at each press.
It smells wonderful and does not feel oily at all when I wash my hands (of course don't wash if you are not eating with your fingers right away!)
The scent may be too overpowering for those who loves near to no scent kinda products.
I sprtiz all over my scalp and each hair sections generously. It felt cooling and smells real good. Like a tropical fruit all over my hair ^^ It does moisturize my hair well and it does act as a good hair deodorant mist especially when you are just done with a BBQ meal or whatsoever ^^
I find myself reaching to this Hair Tonic alot.
However you gotta spritz more for the taming of your manes.
Hope they do sell this Hair Tonic in bundle XD


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Overall Thoughts:
It is a good buy.
For one whole set of 3 items, it cost RM150.
It may be on the high side but it is worth the buy!
Here's a direct link for your info/purchase: HERE

Recommended for:
If you are able to splurge
Definitely for those looking for a lesser chemical hair care range
Clears dandruff
To reduce frizz
To enhance shine
To soften and hydrate hair and scalp
Repairs damage and protects hair and scalp


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Lastly, a few snaps of what went down that day ^^


Finally met Aanis (aka @beauty_rebelle) in person. Love her insta videos ^^
At her right is the gorgeous Afiera.
So awkward but honored coz surrounded by celebs, celeb-MUA and more!

With both gorgeous and inspiring lady bosses, @pinkboxcereal @arganiahq 







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Oh, a quick mini review about Cronutt Cafe.

Fun and cozy interior with multiple choices of cronutts.
It's my first time tasting cronutt (its a hybrid of croissant and doughnut!) and its a mix of both sin and happiness for me XD


They look so pretty!
I got the peanut butter one topped with nuts.
Got hot chocolate too ^^


Not even reaching half of it I was feeling full already.
However if you are super health conscious it is not for you coz they were more oily compared to doughnuts IMO.

I would love to come back once a while to satisfy my guilty pleasure ^^



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Stalk:

Argania

Shoppinkboxcereal

Cronut & Cafe
Address: Unit B9-G, (Next to Rock Taipei), Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara.


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Cheers,
Bee