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Saturday, 23 April 2016

Hitz Playlist Travel Recap - Packing Without Screaming

If you've been tuning in to hitz fm Sabah (or just being spammed by my social media pages), you might have heard that I've joined the crazy house! I'll be yappin' and snappin' while bringin' the beats (wow, ok Calista, calm the heck down) every weekday at 10am - 1pm; yes, Calista has
officially been forced to become a morning person!


I wanted to revamp the Hitz Playlist to give it a lil Calista zing, and one of the things I'm most passionate about is of course, travel! Every day I'll share a travel tip that has worked for me, and at the end of the week shove them into a blog post - welcome to Post Numero Uno!

This whole week, I talked about packing: how to pack light, how to save on luggage money, how to clear more wardrobe space, and how to fill it back up!

1.  Hate doing laundry?
     If you like to pack light when travelling (or just literally live in your jeans), did you know that     you can put them into a ziplock bag, put the ziplock bag into the fridge overnight, and in the morning, they’ll smell just like new! Yep, lazy level: UP!!

2.  Gadgets galore?
     Hotels are notorious for only having a couple of sockets per room, but we all have more than 2           devices to charge when travelling, especially if we’re sharing! Always bring a strip extension - you can get some that are pretty lightweight - and you’ll be able to charge that phone, camera, power bank, laptop, secondary phone, GoPro...... at least 3 devices with one plug! Now you can vlog, selfie, AND update social media on the go!

3.  Hassle-free duty free!
     Always leave a little space in your hand luggage for duty free purchases! Get all that yummy               chocolate through kastam (aka customs) without a hitch!

4.  Luggage weight limitations? 
     So this one has helped me a lot: Wear your heaviest clothes and shoes on the plane to save weight. When I travel for work I rarely travel light, so I will most likely wear my jeans, a comfy top and wedge sneakers to fly, along with a jacket in my backpack. Or, you could just do what this guy did.

5.  Revamp that wardrobe.
     Here’s a tip I haven’t tried yet, but after reading about it, definitely will: You know that pile of           “to donate/throw/finally get around to wearing” tops & dresses sitting in your closet that you               just can't bring yourself to get rid of? Get a final wear out of 'em during your next getaway, then ditch them when you’re done and lighten the load for the trip home. More pros? No laundry to get home to, and new wardrobe space for purchases you make during your holiday.”

Any good tips I've missed out? Drop me comment!
Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @CalistaLeahLiewSnapchat @CalistaLeah;
And join me on the Hitz Playlist every weekday 10am - 1pm on hitz fm Sabah
100.8 in Kota Kinabalu & 99.8 in Sandakan!

Wander with lust, and I'll see ya next weekend!

Love always,
Calista xx

Monday, 11 April 2016

Hair: Cherry Plum Red by Cut's Gallery

Since 2012, all my hair needs and dreams have been made into reality through collaborating with Cut's Gallery Urban Retreat


From red streaks, to mermaid hair, to just keeping my hair the healthiest it can be, Stella and her team have been amazing to work with, as you may have seen through all the colourful photos I've been flooding my social media with! 

This year, I really wanted to go bright red for my birthday, since I've always wanted to be a redhead; and what better way to mark the last year of my 20's than by going crazy? 


With MJ's colour expertise, we bleached away the remnants of my green and purple hair, mixing in Olaplex to keep my hair from getting any more damaged (I think I've bleached it about 6 times in as many months now!). Then, with a special L'oreal mixture and an MJ touch, ta-da! 

I present to you, Cherry Plum Red!






Totally in love with this colour!




The best part about this colour is, when it starts to fade (as all fashion colours do), it fades into a gorgeous fushcia, kept vibrant for the whole 2 months by using a special red shampoo and mask. The mask especially is a godsend; it made my hair super soft in just a couple of minutes! 
1 & a half months 
Life saver for bright-coloured hair!
Unfortunately I had to recolour it back to brown due to work, but I'm still loving it right now as MJ gave me a new style to go with it: my very first bangs! This show is over very soon though, so I wonder what I should do next.. Hmmmm...


Follow me on Instagram @CalistaLeahLiew for more photos and Snapchat @CalistaLeah for the latest!

If you want your hair to be well taken care of, visit Cut's Gallery at 5th Floor, Palm Square, Centerpoint Sabah, or call 088-233386 for appointments. Make sure to ask for Senior Stylist MJ, and give the code CALISTACUTS for RM50 off all chemical services! =)

*Big shoutout to Vints cty for the beautiful photos! You can check out his work on Facebook - definitely highly recommended for portraiture shots! 
**Also shoutout to Cindy Lai for doing my makeup' if you need makeup/special hairstyles for events, look her up at Cut's! 

Looking forward to another year of great hair,
Calista xx