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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Adidas Neo x Calista Leah Liew


Collaborating with Adidas Neo for their Selena Gomez Collection, local photographer Sham KY helped produce three different lifestyle looks.

I'm wearing Adidas Neo Selena Gomez Collection Black Studded Bralet  RM89 and Adidas Neo Selena Gomez Collection Black & Pink Sneakers  RM220


I'm wearing Adidas Neo Selena Gomez Collection Black & White Striped Sleeveless Shirt  RM120 and Adidas Neo Selena Gomez Collection Black & Silver Studded Flats  RM220


I'm wearing Adidas Neo Selena Gomez Collection Floral Jacket with Sheer Sleeves  RM199 and Adidas Neo Selena Gomez Collection Black & Pink Sneakers  RM220

More photos can be found on my facebook page, so do drop by!

My previous Adidas posts HERE and HERE.

Love always,
Calista xx

Monday, 11 August 2014

For Feet As Smooth As Velvet - Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi

If I were to ask you, which part of your body could use a little pampering, what would you say? (I really would like to know which part popped into your mind first - drop me a comment to let me know!)

Truth is, most people neglect one of the hardest working parts of our body when it comes to their beauty routine. Think about it: you probably do hair treatments/masks every once in a while, go for monthly facials, slather hand cream on daily, but how often do you think "Hmm, maybe my feet need a little TLC"?
Before using Scholl Velvet Smooth
We're on our feet most of the day, standing, walking or driving - your feet hardly catch a break. It's no wonder we have dry, rough skin and calluses! But what can we do? Foot spas are expensive, and DIY scrubbing with a normal foot pumice takes so much effort. Well, you can probably imagine how excited I was to receive an electronic foot file, with promises of silky smooth feet in just a few minutes!
The Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi is an easy-grip, easy-to-use electronic foot file which requires minimum effort to achieve maximum smoothness. Powered by 4 AA batteries (included when purchasing), #MyVelvetSmooth buffs away hard skin in just minutes. The phrase "no pain, no gain" has never been further from the truth.


I did a vlog review of my experience using #MyVelvetSmooth for the first time, so I wont repeat all the info I've already mentioned in the video. This is my first time reviewing a beauty product on video, and my first time actually owning a foot file, let alone reviewing anything foot-related on my blog, so bear with me if I made any mistakes k? =)


The roller can be used approximately 12 times on each foot before it needs replacing, but of course this depends on the individual. I think I could use it for more, cz I have tiny feet, but my bf is using it as I type (looking like a kid with a new toy), so I'm probably gonna have to replace it much sooner seeing as he has, well, guy feet haha. Omg, he's already trying to steal my unit (with my refill) to give to his mom! =.="
Before (left) & After (right)
The Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi Electronic Foot File retails at RM129.90 and refills are RM49.90 per pack. Available nationwide at Guardian, Watsons, Caring Pharmacy, Aeon Wellness, and Lazada. If you'd like to know more, or would like to get a RM10 discount, you can click HERE for a complimentary voucher!

Verdict: Definitely the best DIY pedicure tool I've used. Easy and safe, it smoothed out my rough skin in a matter of seconds, and while it's not a miracle worker, you can definitely see and feel the difference after just one use. It's also quick to clean, as you only need to run the roller under water for a few seconds and allow to dry before the next usage! Will definitely save you money on those pedicure spas!

Love (your feet) always,
Calista xx

Monday, 4 August 2014

Samsung NX Mini: A Social Media Lover's Best Friend

My life pretty much revolves around social media, and I'm not ashamed to say I'm plugged in almost every single day (yes, I get internet withdrawal symptoms)! Whether for work or leisure, Facebook or Instagram, it's no surprise that most of what I share and like, are photos.
Mantanani Island, Sabah
So when I got the opportunity to review the all-new Samsung NX Mini, I jumped at the chance. You've probably seen #myNXMini on a lot of my photos recently, and if you missed them, my previous blog posts from when I first received the camera back in April are HERE and HERE

Three months in, and I'm in love

The NXMini has been the perfect travel partner, event buddy, and all-round daily lifesaver since it has been introduced into my life. Small & light enough at 22.5mm & 158g to carry around in my handbag every day, I've been able to capture things I was never prepared for before, and with 20.5 megapixels? Those moments are clearer than ever. 

Never being the selfie-a-day kinda girl, this camera has definitely helped peak my interest in taking snaps here and there, now that I can confidently know I'm not cropping off half my face with the 3.0 inch flip screen (although, mastering that perfect angle and smile is still a learning process for me =P). With the ultra slim 9mm wide angle lens, I've also been able to snap a selfie of not just my face (which is common when snapping with a phone camera), but with a good view of the background as well! Not to mention group "wefie" shots have been much easier to compose. =)

But my favourite feature? It's gotta be the easy-as-pie (and almost as good) NFC, which allows me to transfer the photos I've taken with my camera, directly into my phone so I can upload them straight away!

All I have to do is:

1.
SNAP A PHOTO
2.
You can press the DIRECT LINK button on top of the camera, or I prefer to: 

CLICK THE SHARE ICON
3.
SELECT MOBILELINK
and it's on it's way to my smartphone. Since my main phone at the moment isn't a Samsung phone, I just have to make sure 

4. the Wi-Fi on my phone is turned on
5. 
Click my (prior downloaded) Samsung Smart Center App 
6.
wait for the photo to pop up! 
Then I do my cropping or editing or whatever, and upload it directly to Instagram/Facebook just as I would a normal photo. My record so far is transferring about 70 photos at once so I could Whatsapp them to my friends after a trip to Brunei!

I didn't think much of the camera at first, was just expecting another camera to use *yay*. But after using it almost everyday for the past few months, my honest opinion is, it has made my life much easier and my photo skills, if I do say so myself, are getting better just by playing around with it. If I had to have one complaint, I'd say it's the NX Mini's inability to zoom, but hey, I'm already planning to get the zoom lens, which is also compact enough to carry around and interchange as needed! =)

The Samsung NX Mini comes in 5 colours; I'm using white, but the black and mint ones look pretty cool too. There's also pink and brown, and with the leatherette design I can't really say any of them look anything less than stylish. They're selling for RM1399 with kit lens in all Samsung outlets.

For more info you can check out the Samsung website or their facebook page (maybe they have a good offer? You neeeevveeerrr know~!!)

Love always,
Calista xx