If you are a Youtube regular, you would know the term trippin with tarte by now. For the past one year, Tarte has been sending Youtubers and bloggers out for several trips to a beautiful island. Never crossed my mind that I am going to be transported to a beautiful seaside trip for 2 days 1 night as well.
Two weeks ago, Clarins sent me an invitation email. I glanced through and saw that they are launching the new Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert to replace the existing Body Lift Anti-Cellulite. I thought it is just any other launch until I saw the date – 22nd to 23rd February. Then I re-read the invitation only to find out it is a 2 days 1 night trip to Port Dickson. Silly me. I also thought that my usual partner in crime friends got it too. Until one by one of them told me they did not get the invite. I already RSVP-ed for another product launch which falls on the same day as well. But it does not took me long to say yes to this trip. Reason? They have fitness activity and it is a product that targets body slimming. I cannot say no to anything that spells FITNESS lol. And off I go!
I am one last minute packer. No exception this time. I knew how easily I can get distracted and pack for a month instead of a night so this time I took out a one-nighter bag and target to only fit everything that I could fit in the bag. That was easy! Except that I came home with three bags lol. Now, how is that possible. Beats me 😉
The place we stayed? This. Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson. It is a 5-star beach resort with villa stretched out in the sea in a hibiscus flower shape. Amazing.
The meet-up point was Amoda building, which is Clarins Malaysia office. The bus was supposed to depart from Amoda at 10am and it was delayed to around 10.45am. We managed to reached PD in time for lunch and check-in. Everything was according to schedule.
I checked into my room after a quick lunch at the cafe lobby. Food was good but as usual, small eater like me only can eat a little bit. I was told to claim my bag from the lobby and take the buggy to the room. There I was, scratching my head thinking what buggy. Let me just tell you that I am not a travel blogger so I did not do any research on the place we are staying. I only googled for the product that was about to be launch, not the hotel LOL. Typical beauty blogger 😛 . This is where I regretted for not googling on the place we stayed. It is HUGE. Each of us were put in a room all by ourself. The room is so huge and spacious that I can even fit my whole family in. When it comes to hotel room, I am a typical Chinese. I am somewhat “pantang” with having two beds in a room. I was told that every room comes with two beds because there are no spare bed even if you request for it. So yeah. No choice lol.
Here are a quick glance of the room.
I did an Instagram Stories room tour and I walked pass this see-through glass floor without me knowing. Freaky but cool at the same time.
Each room comes with a private swimming pool. But not all room are facing the sea.
There is even a sauna room!
After a quick rest and freshen up, I went up to the hotel First Floor for the product launch and demonstration.
The one that are launching on 1st May 2017 is the Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert. It will be replacing the existing Body Lift, which has been in the market for a few years now. Even the packaging also get a makeover. It has a S shape on the bottle, representing a woman’s curve. More on the product soon!
This is what I am excited about. Bodyweight training with Nana Al Haleq! The session with her was 45-minutes. Now, for me that is very long because my Metafit Bodyweight training maximum is just 22-minutes. Understandably, Metafit is much more intense and fast. This one is a slow-pace training. I love every minute of the training. It was so tough, so freaking sore but absolutely satisfying. I woke up the next day feeling fine while everybody else was sore hehe. That is normal for first-timers. I am used to bodyweight training by now so I was feeling great.
After a good workout and a good sweat, we went back to our room for a shower and rest before going back to the hotel for a dinner at the Japanese restaurant. Dinner consists of a few course and HUGE. To me la 😀
The ride back to our villa was accompanied by a starry sky view. Beautiful.
I did not sleep at all. I am used to supportive pillow and the pillow I had was too soft to sleep on. I finally fell asleep after watching a few hours of TV and a glass of hot green tea at 4am on the square colorful pillow that was on the bed. I woke up at 6am, got ready and then the front desk called at 6.45am. It was our morning call lol. I went back to the hotel cafe for a light breakfast at 7am and we all walked to the beach at 8am for one last activity. Water raft building!
There are three teams in total with eight of us. We were taught how to build the raft and then race with each other in the sea. The day before that I was told that I can choose to stay on the beach if I am not comfortable since I am aquaphobia and I cannot swim. AT ALL. But the coaches said we must go together no matter what. You have no idea how scared I was and how my whole body shake in fear at the beach. I was so scared that I could not speak at all.
The skin on my pinky finger were torn off completely as I was tying the strings tightly. I was afraid the whole raft would be broken in the middle of the sea and I would be drown. So yeah. I tied the string tightly like there is no tomorrow.
I was not even ready when my team mates started pushing the raft out to the sea. My right leg was in while the left leg was still dangling out. And I could not even sit without slipping out! At that time I wish I was fatter or at least my bum bum was bigger HAHAHA. The whole journey I was shaking in fear as both my legs are in the sea. That is so scary!!!
We were actually the last time to finish building the raft but we are the first to finish the race. Surprise, surprise! Yeap. I was back to the usual me once we hit the shore lolololol.
It was a great 2 days 1 night trip with these girls, thanks to Clarins Malaysia. A bit unwilling to go back KL as the villa was so beautiful and relaxing but nonetheless happy to be home. We left Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson at 1.30pm and reached Amoda building at 3pm. On schedule 🙂