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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Product Review: Melvita Nectar De Miels

"The world will end if bees extinct." This is a fact reckon by scientists all over the world and has raised concern to public how to conserve a better environment ensuring that bees aren't going to extinct. Without their little help, there will be no flowers, no fruits, no trees, the world will certainly end sooner than we thought it would. 



For Melvita, which literally means Honey (Mel) Life (Vita), the passion for bees, honey and environment inspired Melvita to keep and maintaining a friendly protective environment to both bees and beehives while exploring the healing properties hidden within the golden syrup since 1983. This round, they discovered an exceptional and precious gift of nature that has the power of repairing with instant soothing effect: Thyme Flowers Honey



Melvita launched Nectar de Miels body care which combined with acacia, orange blossom honeys in this new range to heal and rescue very dry and sensitive skin. Its formula can relieve, repair and revitalise, creamy texture can be absorbed immediately into skin without needing long massage.



Nectar De Miels comforting creamy milk and comforting balm



Little did I know, Thyme flowers which are rich in nectar has been used since Roman and Middle ages where they would place Thyme flowers in their houses to purify air and some will put a few sprigs of Thyme flower under the pillow for a good night sleep. Melvita's source of Thyme honey comes from La Sierra de Cebollera which is a nature reserve in Spain surrounded by mountains and nature, the certified organic thyme honey were collected with tender and care for the bees.



The cutting edge medical research on Thyme flowers honey has proven to be a natural antiseptic because it contains high content of Polyphenolis which act as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial actions to soothes damaged tissues on skin surface. It's also high in amino acid for skin renewal so that tissues heal better and faster, high in glucose to lock down moisture in skin layers  and high in minerals to restore skin cells.



Melvita Nectar De Miels Comforting Creamy Milk
200ml, RM115







This comforting creamy milk I apply every morning is rich and yet fluid in texture. Its fast absorbent into skin layers leave no mess and no greasy feeling, my skin feels moisturised, supple and fresh with delicious thyme honey floral notes mixed. I can feel the difference on my skin changing day to day upon applying this comforting creamy milk in the morning and the comforting balm at night below. 





Melvita Nectar De Miels Comforting Balm
175ml, RM138







This comforting balm is thicker and more concentrate than the comforting creamy milk that I use every morning. I usually apply this comforting balm at night right before I go to sleep. It is extremely nourishing for even the rough areas such as my elbows, knees and ankles. The balm texture is like a layer of cocoon covered on my skin and then acts and absorbed into my skin with a non-sticky finish!



A little side note of what I've encountered with Nectar De Miels Comforting Balm is that I discovered two scratches on me the other day. One small scratch on my knees and one on my elbow, which I suspect I got it from the new bag I held on that day which has a rough lining that both scratches hurt when I shower that night. Before I sleep, I applied the comforting balm on these two scratches and what amazed me is that the next day when I woke up, I hardly felt anything on these two scratches and when I check, the scratches is now healing faster than wounds I had before. Mind blowing and this is how I knew that Melvita's products is definitely working!



Thank you Melvita Malaysia for these bee-autiful skincare and also take extra effort in ensuring that users of Melvita gets the best quality of organic honey products as well as taking care of the environment and ensuring earth's future ecosystem is well-concerned. Melvita insisted producing their products with no paraffin, silicone, PEG/PPG, parabens, ethoxylated products, parabens, chlorine derivatives, synthetic fragrances or colourings and is certified organic by ECOCERT as the standard in organic industry.



Drop by at the nearest Melvita store to learn more about this bee-autiful brand that cares for you, your skin and the environment!



For more information:

Melvita Malaysia Official Website

Melvita Malaysia Official Facebook Page




Sunday, April 17, 2016

Mr. Wolf, Taman SEA, PJ

As you drive along LDP, you probably noticed this signage of Mr. Wolf located at Taman SEA, SS23. With a ground floor level restaurant and first floor cozy lounge bar, Mr. Wolf is howling its existence to diners who are looking for modern-contemporary cuisine at this area.  









Clean and spacious with quirky images, motivational quotes, simple wood furniture interior and swing chairs, it is not hard to notice that chef Bryan Tan and his wolfpack takes their guests seriously as they offer ultimate comfortableness and wanted them to have a great dining experience. Waiter and waitresses are well-trained and very attentive to guests needs. It must've been the oversea chef-working experience of Bryan's that make him willing to go extra miles to ensure guests' satisfaction.


Chef Bryan Tan


Our dining experience was divided into 4 section: Brunch from their brunch menu which is available on Friday and weekends, bar food, mains and dessert. Basically we had our daily 3 meals in one go! lol. So first serve are brunches from brunch menu:

Mr. Wolf Pigbig Breakfast, RM32

Jamon Serrano Benedict, RM28

Streaky Bacon Benedict, RM22


Our lavish brunch from Mr. Wolf wakens our appetite for more! Mr. Wolf Pigbig Breakfast is definitely enough for appetite of two girls! Tonkatsu pull pork on toast which tasted very Japanese, poached eggs, pork sausage, streaky bacons, roasted potatoes, grilled tomato and salad, hollandaise sauce. The roasted potatoes caught me in surprise because it was amazingly good! The truffle sauced Jamon Serrano Benedict is for truffle lover because from afar I can already smell the aroma of truffle hollandaise sauce on the cured spanish ham (white pig) and poached eggs on english muffins. The combination really did surprised me as the taste of truffle blends well with cured spanish ham, poached eggs and english muffins, definitely mood-setting to take down the day with this! Streaky Bacon Benedict offers load of streaky bacon and poached eggs on english muffins but instead of hollandaise sauce, Mr. Wolf uses sriracha mayo to give a hint of spicy-creamy asian taste to this staple western breakfast. 




After breakfast, we were served with bar food which I heard they go beyond the ordinary when serving bar snacks which made huge impressions to a lot of guests.

Deep Fried Baby Crabs, School Prawns with Chilli Lime Dressing, RM15

Tiger Beer Battered Soft Shell Crab Buns wth Kimchi Mayo and Caramelized Onion, RM12 per bun



Baby crabs and school prawns snacks when dipped in chilli lime dressing refreshes my taste bud immediately. It's crunchy and yet tasteful texture is superbly appetizing, definitely wanted a drink or two to go with this dish. Their soft shell crab slider is TO-DIE-FOR! No joke. I've never had soft shell crab slider this mouthwatering and pure satisfaction with each bite. Its crispy soft shell crab paired with soft bun with slight tangy kimchi mayo sauce and caramelized onion is a perfect combo which approved by all the foodies that night and is highly recommended. I want one now!




After some hoohaa bout the bar food, here comes the mains of the night:

Pan Fried Hokkaido Scallop, Cauliflower Puree, Avruga Caviar, Aojiso Truffle Dressing, French Bean and Quinoa
RM42

Crispy Skin Salmon, Edamame, Somen and Mentaiko Sauce
RM34

Slow Roasted Chicken, Tomato Jam, Black Funghi and Beanshoot Salad, Fried Quinoa, Grilled Baby Corn, Curry Leaf infused Buttermilk Sauce
RM34

Braised Char Siew Pork Belly, Crispy Pork Hock, Nahm Prik, Pickled Papaya and Cucumber Salad
RM32

Sous Vide Pork Loin, Sautéed Mix Mushroom, Kimchi Vegetables, Soft Boiled Eggs, Coriander Jus
RM32


The bold combinations when it comes to the mains shows Mr. Wolf offer something more than ordinary. Juicy big Hokkaido Scallops is covered with truffle dressing and cauliflower dressing that each mouthful of scallops delivers the smoothness blend of both combination, it is appetizing and fulfilling with quinoa and french beans. Crispy Skin Salmon Somen is definitely for the salmon and mentaiko sauce lover like me. It is rich and creamy, dip the fresh and crispy salmon into the mentaiko sauce and with every spoonful of somen, it taste like heaven melted inside my mouth. So yums!



Slow Roasted Chicken looks like your ordinary chicken rice but it's not. The chicken meat are juicy and tender and the combination between tomato jam and curry leaf infused buttermilk sauce is something new to my taste bud. Pair with tummy-filling quinoa, it is the chicken rice from the west! Braised Char Siew Pork Belly comes in a whole thick block of pork belly which is marinated and braised well, each slices cut from the block is mouthwatering and I could really swallow the whole block of char siew just by myself. The Nahm Prik spicy thai sauce added an excitement to the taste of char siew and of course, how could I forget to mention the crispy pork hock that is so uniquely done. Last but not least our mains of the night came to and end with the Sous Vide Pork Loin which is a lil bit well done in my opinion. For my own prefence I prefer the Char Siew Pork Belly than the pork loin.




A meal isn't done yet without any dessert, and we were presented with the latest addition of Mr. Wolf's menu - Nutella Doughnuts. Crispy crust on the outside and soft texture on the inside, filled with load of Nutella which burst inside your mouth. It is a "surprisingly" delicious dessert that will left you wanting for more!

Nutella Doughnuts



You can load more nutella and salted caramel into your doughnuts before you pop them into your mouth!



It was a wonderful meal time at Mr. Wolf all thanks to the alpha from the wolfpack - Chef Bryan and his team that satisfied our hunger and stuff us with the bold combination of modern-contemporary east-meet-west dishes. Definitely took my taste buds on a roller coaster ride! If you feel wanting more, or up to a second round, the wolf den just one level above will always welcome you!









Good time, Mr. Wolf.




For more information:

Mr. Wolf Official Website

Mr. Wolf Official Facebook Page

5, Jalan SS23/11 Taman Sea, Petaling Jaya, 47400, Malaysia
(Closed on Mondays)

Brunch
Friday: 11:00AM - 02:30PM
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00AM - 02:30PM
Dinner
Tuesday - Sunday: 06:00PM - 10:30PM

Bar
Tuesday - Sunday: 05:00PM - late

Call. 03-7886 1098 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

It's Time to 'Make It Happen'!

"Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's Maybelline" has been the tagline of Malaysia's no.1 makeup brand for the past years and I can still hear the song of the ads resound in my head. Now, with the new inspiration from Maybelline New York, "Make It Happen" is the brand new tagline of Maybelline worldwide. It is a tagline of courage, confidence, positivity and full of possibilities when pairing your life with Maybelline's makeup!








Women nowadays are more goal-driven and loaded with go-getter spirit when it comes to living their lives, the 'IT' in the 'Make It Happen' tagline is a powerful word as it can represents anything, any possibility that a woman can make it happen, to define beauty in her own terms, to live her life in her own way and make anything she wants happen! 



In conjunction of launching the 'Make It Happen' tagline, Maybelline Malaysia has highlighted a group of 'IT Girls' from diverse background and interest who share common passion in pursuing their own life goals. 3 of them were present at the launch and they look stunning, spirited and expressive!



From Left to Right: Elisya, Zamrina and JXhia



Each from different background, Maybelline It Girls shared with guests their passion in their career and also their favourite makeup item from Maybelline that helped transform their looks, giving them a boost in confidence as well as courage and positivity to take down the goals that they set in their life. By expressing ones creativity through makeup, showing her confidence look and looking at herself in a more positive light really make good things happen in your life. 



Aside from Maybelline It Girls, 3 finalists from Asia's Next Top Model Cycle 4 were present too as Maybelline is the proud official makeup sponsors of the reality show. One of the finalist is our home girl Tuti and it's been quite some time since I last saw her! Can't wait to see her looks being touch up by Maybelline's Makeup Maestro StevenSunny on the spot. 










All of them looks so stunning after the golden touch of Maybelline makeup. Both Maybelline It Girls and ANTM finalists are carrying the Maybelline's IT-Look, the latest makeup lookbook of Maybelline using their makeup products to create different looks: from nude, bold, fresh, dolly to vivid looks, all can be achieve using Maybelline's makeup products. 




Maybelline IT Girls, StevenSunny and ANTM finalists. 




So glad to catch up with this girl Arisa during the event


The latest 'Make It Happen' commercial from Maybelline New York:



So it's time to start to make your life happen! Make It Happen!



For more information:

www.facebook.com/MaybellineMalaysia