Candy filled thoughts #2: Me? Vroom vroom? Driving?

17 May 2016

Never have I ever imagined myself driving. You see, I'm so spoiled rotten into thinking that there will never be a day where anyone would see me holding a driving license. It literally took me an entire year to finally get my license, not because I had to retake the test or anything. Just the embarrassing fact where my procrastination and lack of confidence game was so strong to the point where I lengthened a short 3 month process to a year. 

Now now now, before you ask how did I even stretched it out to an entire year, let me tell you how unmotivated and scared I was, oki?

1. It took me forever to sign up for driving lessons (I was spoiled rotten, remember. BLESS ALL OF MY DRIVERS)
2. My driving uncle was very scary (well...not after I told him how much he scared me lol)

3. College was taking up a lot of my free time (I have poor time management ok, I'm sorry I can't handle both)

4. I had WAY TOO MANY long breaks. I literally go for 2 lessons, take a month off and forget how to drive. Continue another 2 lessons and take a 6 months break, and again forgot how to function a car AGAIN. Then all of a sudden I was super into driving like I cleared out my remaining hours during one fine semester break then my uncle set an exam date which I thought he was joking cause I still think that I'm a horrible driver but during the next lesson I found out that he wasn't joking so I had to hardcore practice every other day. 

5. Big cars scare me (especially when they just cut into my lane out of no where???)

6. I have no sense of direction

7. The raging heat from the sun is so not cute.

8. The route is super jam
but lets just say, if someone as big as a scaredy cat like me can do it, you can too

So to sum up this whole post, yeah I finally got my license on the 9th of May last week and my ultimate motivation was the urge to drive to Kepong for this dimsum I used to eat all the time lol. (but my bestie crushed my dreams cause she said that dim sum place not yummy anymore. super sad now.)

PS. No. I do not have a car, and I don't intend to drive for the next n years hahahaha bye

Until next time xoxo

- candy -

Maybelline 'Make It Happen' makeup workshop with Steven Sunny

5 May 2016

Make It Happen - A new inspirational tagline to instill confidence among young women.

 I'm sure most of us has heard of Maybelline New York. 
"The new tagline 'Make It Happen' is asking women to define her own beauty in her own terms, but with a drive and go-getter spirit that transcends beauty to an action to make whatever matters to her happen. The 'IT' in Make It Happen is a very powerful word that has lived with Maybelline for decades; now it is in her hands to define it. Essentially this expresses how Maybelline New York empowers women today to define her beauty, live her life and Make It Happen."  
— Pink Fong, Marketing Manager of Maybelline New York Malaysia

A couple weeks ago, I got the chance to attend Maybelline's Make It Happen makeup workshop @ Midvalley Centre Court. It was the first time I've actually attended a beauty-related event, so I've got to admit it, I was actually really nervous. I didn't know anyone there but was glad to be able to make a few new beauty junkie blogger friends there! You know the feeling you get when you meet someone and you get that 'woah, I read her blog!' feeling inside?  
yeah, me. *shy*

The event was held at MidValley's centre court, with many fun activities to stop by for. There you could get popcorn & cotton candy, take some photo booth photos with your friends and also take the opportunity to have a non-stop swatching session on all the beautiful Maybelline products! You can also get a free makeover + photo shoot session upon purchasing a certain amount of Maybelline products. Win win don't you think?

At 2pm the makeup workshop begins with Steven Sunny demonstrating a simple bold makeup look on model, Sook Yee. It's really impressive how amazing the power of makeup is. A dash of eyeliner and mascara really opens up the eyes. I personally don't wear makeup on a daily basis but I do try to wear at least a lip tint to class haha. Try. Steven made a point that a full face makeup routine isn't necessary but the power of mascara and lipstick can bring life to a person's face. So let's see how long I can keep up with wearing at least lipstick everyday.

Throughout the demonstration, Steven shared many tips for us to take note on. He also answered a few of the crowd's questions on makeup. Now let me share what I've learned and would personally try out for myself or would adapt to my preferences:

1. Mascara & a pop of lip colour makes wonders
2. Tight line your upper eyelid
3. Your makeup look for the day should reflect your mood.
5. Red can be sexy and it could also be fierce at the same time.

Watch the makeup process below:

Wasn't aware that there was a lucky draw after the workshop, so I was quite surprised when they called my blog name out! Personally I've never heard the word 'Candy Yumi' coming from anyone else other than my friends that just enjoy calling me that out of fun, so double the goodies. Thank you Maybelline for giving me this opportunity to attend such an educational workshop as well as all the goodies to bring home! Will be uploading a step by step tutorial soon with these products!

Ending the post with a photo booth photo with the girls! 

Coca-Cola Collectors Fair 2016 is coming soon @ Berjaya Times Square

Did you know that 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of Coca-Cola's arrival in Malaysia? Join Coca-Cola in bringing back many happy memories at this year's annual Coca-Cola Collectors Fair! The first Coca-Cola Collectors Fair in Malaysia was held in 2011 and it has become an annual gathering. This gathering is perfect for enthusiastic collectors and members of the public like us to view, buy or trade items. The event will also showcase Coca-Cola's arrival in what was then Malaya and its journey since 1936.

Retro posters seen at last year's Fair
"Chup! Coca-Cola"
"Makan Bola. Tidur Bola. Minum Coca-Cola" 
Remember these catchy lines that has perfectly captured the specialty of our local pop culture? The collectors fair held this upcoming Saturday on the 5th of May, 2016 will also be featuring rarely seen images from Coca-Cola's Malaysia's archives. 

Coca-Cola glass and aluminium bottles are popular among Collectors

If you have a piece of unique Coca-Cola memorabilia and you're curious to know its worth, bring it over to the "Coke Converters" booth at the Fair between 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. to be assessed by the expert Collectors! Who knows maybe it'll be worth a fortune! ;) Then you can buy me food! joking joking okay.

From the archives: A Coca-Cola delivery truck in KL (1954)  * v * so cool right!!

This fun filled collectors fair will also be having stage games, photo booth and special offers by Coca-Cola's retail partners such as Wendy's, Krispy Kreme and Hero Supermarket that are only available at the event! So if you're a Coca-Cola enthusiast, or if you're free this Saturday, do pop by Lower Ground Concourse @ Berjaya Times Square on the 7th of May, Saturday to meet fellow Malaysian and international collectors showcasing and trading their rare and precious collectibles. This year's Fair you will be able to meet collectors from as far as Spain, Korea, Japan, Macau, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore showcasing their precious collection! This event is open to public so come over and join the fun! I'll be there to practice my photography skills on rare Coca-Cola too! 

Until next time! <3

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