Stripe the new plain ~ Nilam Boutique

Well well well…alhamdullilah am quite satisfied with Nilam Boutique progress. Praise to God who makes all these good things happened to me. I feel so blessed and thankful to our creator. After few bumps at the beginning, I would say everything is on a good track and making an impressive progress.

Ok now, what are the progress am saying here? There are a few, the first one is am restocking Nilam Neck Cover Inner! Yay! Since there are lot of demand to restock the Neck Cover Inner, so be happy that new stocks are available now. But, they are selling too fast just like hot banana fritters  (oh i love saying this..hihi) before I could put in on sale on my blog. Because normally I’ll shout about new stocks at my twitter. Fret not, still there are few more left; for the Military Green I don’t have the picture yet since all of the inner still at my tailor’s house. Will post the picture soon once I get it. At the moment, I have Black, Biege and Dusty Pink in my hand. Am using a very soft and comfortable cotton spandex fabrics for this inner and not a low quality lycra. Price is RM30 per piece (postage not inclusive). Read HERE how to measure size.

NCI – 001 (Black)
20″ – 1 piece
21″ – 2 pieces

NCI – 002 (Dusty Pink)
20″ – 1 piece
21″ – 4 pieces

NCI – 003 (Military Green)
20″ – 3 pieces
21″ – 4 pieces

NCI – 004 (Biege)
21″ – 2 pieces

Secondly, I know it’s kinda too early to tempah baju raya, but this is what I’ve learn from my past experience, don’t wait till the very last minute to buy or make Raya clothes, because you might ended up scoring a lousy clothes, with ill fitting and color that you dislike or color that can’t go with your Raya theme color. Some has already make baju raya a year in advance so during Ramadhan month, we can forget about bersesak2 dekat Jalan Tar to buy fabrics and what not so that we can focus on our ibadah. And another thing, normally 3 months before Hari Raya, most tailors will stop taking orders. So, don’t be one who got rejected ok. I’m here to help :D

I’ve designed a dress and it’s call Nilam Riding Hood. I’m a sucker for a dress. Last year I wore a dress that I bought from Zleqha on Hari Raya and I would say it such a good investment (because the dress is no cheap but quality very good) since I’ve been wearing the dress to many other events and occasions after that, especially weddings and always received a lots of compliment whenever I put that dress on , love it to the MAX!

So, here is how Nilam Riding Hood dress looks like, am so happy since this is my first design and many more to come. Reason being called Riding Hood because it has a scarf/hoodie attach to the dress. But, hey no worries, it is detachable and you can wear it with your other scarf/shawl ;) If you like, you can also drop the hood onto your shoulder and it will become a nice shoulder wrap! Brilliant kan? Cutting of this dress is very loose and comfy.

I can custom made this dress for you , depending on what color you want (color is limited to what I can get from my fabric supplier) and fabrics. Fabric that I use to make my pink riding hood dress is quite expensive (it’s cotton, soft and shiny) and I need about 5 meters long to make a complete dress. So, if you like this dress and want it to be more economy, I would suggest to use other type of materials like cotton spandex or satin. But if money not a problem to you, then this shining stripe cotton is a good choice too :)

(Sorry muka tak siap sbb tk ready hehe)

The scarf/hood made of chiffon and satin. It’s 2 tier scarf and can be attach and unattached to the dress. If you like to order, we have a standard size for S, M, L, XL. I will provide our standard size soon, and if you need to change measurement for certain part, you can just inform me.

Keen to purchase? Just fill up Nilam contact form. Tell me color that you want (so that I can check with my supplier), your size and type of fabric. I’ll quote the price too. The first 10 customers who order and make full payment for this dress will get a FREE Nilam Wrap Around snood to wear with this dress. So HURRY UP!

Hmm…should I continue more on Nilam progress? It’s getting too long hihi. Ok ok alright last one ya. Maybe once a month of when am free or rajin or when there’s something to shout , I’ll write Nilam Newsletter and send it to subscribers. For the first newsletter, I’ve sent it to those who has contacted me before via email. Sorry if you have no interest toward our newsletter feel free to unsubscribe.

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p/s: never in my life before, imagining myself wearing my own label. but it’s happening now. syukur.


FREE Anmum Essentials Sample

Connected Tots interactive website

I think by now you guys should have already understand how brain cells connecting and why it is important for a growing child to connect the tots, especially after watching the You Tube video attached in my previous entry. You can actually browse the website to get more infos and experience many interesting things in the website.

Story reading – cuteness!

Here are basically things that you can explore at Connected Tots website;

  • What is brain cells connections – explanation on how does it work
  • Tips for mom – guidance on how to stimulate brain cells connections
  • Story reading – using “connected tots” story for mother to read to her child
  • Cell connections stimulator – Moms and children can play together and share it on social media side
  • Request for sample

Sample request

Yes, you can request for Free sample! Yay! Oh well..everybody loves free sample right? Who doesn’t anyway? But for me, I didn’t request for a free sample because I’ve got something better than that….guess what? Anmum sponsored me for a year supply of milk……..haha kiddin u! No lah dream onnnn nk dpt free supply hoho……it’s actually because I’ve a few unopened Anmum Essentials in the kitchen! Yup, my son Ichiro is an Anmum Essentials baby for about a year already.

To be honest, previously when my husband and I decided to change to Anmum Essentials, it was solely because of the honey (one of the main ingredients) and we have no idea about the gangliosides thingy even though we often saw it written on the box/tin ehe. But, since now we know that gangliosides is important for a growing child especially for connecting brain cells and for faster learning, we were so delighted that we did such decision :) With honey and gangliosides, Anmum Essentials is definitely a perfect choice!

Other than free sample, you can actually try the interactive story books, games and read about the mom’s roles and brain cells connection on the Connected Tots website. I have to admit that I was a bit (a bit only ok) addicted to play the games repetitively . Haha. It’s quite fun actually, like the iPhone games that I often play with Ichiro. For child age 1-3 years old, you can try the animal talk game where there will be a sound and the kids need to guess which animal the sound belongs to. Quite interesting I should say, now I have a new game to play with Ichiro rather than just watching the Barney show over and over again at you tube LOL. Sometimes sampai Ichiro pon boring, he will shake his head and begging me to show him other videos / games that is more interesting.


Nilam Boutique 1st Mini Open Day

Sorrryy for lack of updates. I really wanted to update this blog from day to day. But was too busy sampai tak menang tangan nk buat semua kerja. So as for now, I just wanna say thanks to those who responded to my unofficial invitation to Nilam’s mini open day. At first I didn’t plan for an open day pun. I just simply invited few frens to come and see latest collections/stocks of Nilam products especially shawls and snood. But later on, I thought it would be nice if I make it a proper event.

Since, I don’t have a shop yet, so I asked my MIL’s permission to use our ruang santai. It’s a small space without perimeter walls, only grills. It’s quite airy and very open. There’s a wooden blind to cover one side, but the other side is completely open with only grills to confine the area. From that space we can hear the water pouring from my DIL’s fish pond and it gives a soothing and relaxing feeling just like spa. So, I think it is indeed a great space to turned into my small so -called boutique :D

So, bought some cushions and curtains (to cover the open grills). Jusco OU is having make over sales. All items must go. Cheapos gilaaaaaaa. They are going to close for 6 months for make over. Susah la nk beli barang lepas ni. And I also bought a double pole garment rack to hang all of the scarves.

The polkadot scarf in picture is also available for sale. 1 piece left. Material is chiffon for the shawl and cotton spandex for the snood inner. I was totally forgot to snap picture of a model wearing this scarf. Arghhh. Isma you should wear this for the photoshoot actually. But blame me, mmg I lupa gila2.  Color of the curls (front part of the shawl) is white and snood inner is also white. Maybe one of these day I shoot myself wearing it lah. Jadi model utk product sendiri. Sila jangan muntah yer :D Hehe.

Original Price : RM115. Introduction/current price : RM100 only

3 Sold, 1 available

Go here to contact us to purchase.

I was so excited preparing the space and not forgetting to provide a mirror also, important tu. I planned to add 2 fans as well, but totally forgot about it on the day coz was too busy taking pictures and entertain my frens. Insyallah second mini open day I tk lupa ok :D and insyallah I’ll buy a taller mirror and a fitting room since soon Nilam will be introducing its clothing line :D . So be sure to subscribe to our NILAM BOUTIQUE NEWSLETTER to get the invitation and newest update from us.

The small event went smoothly and ended around 2pm. Since everybody have their own agenda including me, so we fixed the time to start at 10 am and end 2pm. Alhamdullilah we managed to complete everything within that time frame. Thanks a lot to Nilam’s Make Up Artistry – Ary, she can make up all 3 faces very the pantas and still santek :D . Errr why did I say Nilam’s MUA? Hehe, that’s another story will announce it soon too.

Thanks to Doc Hanim and sister (Darina), Nelly, Fid, Isma and Ary for coming and menjayakan mini open day Nilam ni. We have few more scarves left. Feel free to order via our official blog, there’s a contact form, just fill it up and provide the code number of the products. Here are few pictures that I managed to snap on that day, there are lots more available in our facebook fan page and also our flickr gallery. Limited pieces available. If possible I kinda prefer to sell all the scarves and snoods offline, so that I can show you how to wear it.

Featuring model wearing Nilam “On the Go” series scarf . White shawl with curls attached to a wrap around snood in dark brown.
Code : NOTG – 001
Color : Nilam On the Go crumple shawl with scatter sequins in WHITE and Nilam Wrap Around snood in Dark Brown
Material for shawl – Sheer crumple chiffon like fabric
Material for inner/snood – cotton spandex
Quantity :
1 Piece Available
1 Piece Sold
Original Price : RM115. Introduction/current price : RM100 only
Go here to contact us to purchase.
The white shawl being rolled and pin to left and right (near the ears) to resemble the Queen Amidala looks. It can be worn loose and let down.

Featuring model wearing Nilam “On the Go” series scarf . Biege shawl with black damask prints attached to a wrap around snood in black.
Code : NOTG – 002
Color : Black Damask prints shawl in Biege with Nilam Wrap Around snood in Black
Material for shawl – Cotton (soft)
Material for inner/snood – cotton spandex
1 Piece Available
1 Piece Sold
Original Price : RM115. Introduction/current price : RM100 only
Go here to contact us to purchase.

Price quoted without buckle/pin.

Featuring model wearing Nilam “On the Go” series scarf . Plain light yellow shawl attached to a wrap around snood in dark brown (body) and brown yellow floral prints

Code : NOTG – 003
Color : Plain light yellow shawl attached to a wrap around snood in dark brown (body) and brown yellow floral prints
Material for shawl – Chiffon
Material for inner/snood – corduroy (front part) and cotton spandex (entirely)
Quantity :
1 Piece Available
1 Piece Sold
Original Price : RM115. Introduction/current price : RM100 only
Go here to contact us to purchase.

Price quoted without buckle/pin.

This is Nilam Wrap Around. It’s a snood that wrap your head and neck snugly. Very easy to wear , just snap few buttons on the neck (left side) and you are ready to style it with any shawl or wear it as it is. You can also tie a bow scarf around the neck. I have few more stocks left. But black dah sold out. I’m restocking black now.

NWA – 001 (Black) – Made of cotton spandex entirely

NWA – 002 (Dusty Pink) – Made of cotton spandex entirely

NWA – 002a (Dusty Pink with floral prints at the front part like picture above)

NWA – 003 (White) – Made of cotton spandex entirely

NWA – 004 (Dark Brown) – Made of cotton spandex entirely

At the moment introduction price for snood is RM70. In future price will based on materials. Minimum starting price is RM78.


Drama Gemilang TV3

U know guys I sukaaaaaaaa giler cerita Gemilang @ TV3. Not sure about the airing time tho, but selalu tertengok time tengah dinner. Maybe around 9 pm something and day pon tk ingat. Macam 1 kali seminggu kot?

Me watched it online anyway. Since I always missed it, so thank god there’s a thing call e-tv. Hehe. So, I watch it at all the first 3 episodes ada dekat situ.

Lagu tema Gemilang Suatu Ketika <—-sedap jugaaaaa

Gemilang is based on true story and directed by Kabir Bhatia. Yes!! Khabir Bhatia confirm lah best kan? I didn’t know this is a drama series directed by him and I was genuinely interested at the very first sight. I tk sure what’s the correct term, tapi movement camera, angle, story flow semua best. Gambar sangat shantekkk juga.

First episode sangat sedih and I watched it twice. As for the second time I dragged my hubby to watch it with me. At first he was bit reluctant and sleepy (masa tu pukul 12.30 midnight and esoknyer is working day) Tapi suami saya tu tk sampai hati kot, so dia temankan saya tengok first episode tu.

And guess what? He cried…hihi yeah, I know my man would cry punya. I didn’t look at his face and tanya “u nagis yer?” I just look at his reflections in my laptop’s screen. I can see he’s weeping and shedding tears.

Can’t wait for next episodes. This is way better than Glee. (hahahaha, glee best juga)

So saper suka Gemilang? One thing tk berapa logik sket, hero adalah badan berbuku2, is he a weight lifter or body builder? gym freak i suppose. Wahahah, lelaki zaman dulu ada ker badan mcm tu eh? I mean average man? apatah lagi student U and seorang guru? Tapi senyuman hero mmg tipis and manis. Tidak syak lagiii. Uuuhhhhhhh.


How to make my son eat his food?

Inilah dia si kenit yang susah nk makan…Gambar ni pon I snap masa dia tengah lari dari kene suap.

I geram betul lah. Ichiro ni tak nak makan. If dulu, kami tukar2 menu sket, letak kuah bagai, dia layan kan jugak makan. But now, mmg tak nak langsung. Gerammmm. Nk kasi makan dekat 2 jam! Itu pon belum tentu habis 2 sudu.

Dulu, kalau kami buat2 drama sket, cakap ada elephant ker, cat ker..dia makan juga, skang ni we cannot play the same tricks lagi. Ahhh buntu giler lah. Ada apa-apa tips ker eh nk kasik toddler makan? Kalau kami dapat suap dia makan pon, dia akan keluarkan balik food from his mouth. There goes our susah payah nk masukkan food dalam mulut dia. My husband said, boleh botak cepat mcm ni and I cakap ni baru satu, nnt if second one pon mcm ni, how? I tanak botak cepat okayyy. Haha.

So, mommies tolonglah kasik tips apa2 yg boleh pujuk my hero ni makan. Sometimes, kami kasi dia makan sendiri, end up dia nk suap org lain bukan suap mulut dia. Pening eh? waaaaaa…helppp