Thursday, September 7, 2017

Product Review: Althea Petal Velvet Powder

Makeup routine has been a big part of my life since many years ago, if I'm not feeling particularly lazy on that day, I would definitely wear makeup if there's any activities that involves going out from my house main door and meet people. I like to my appearance be beautiful ones and leaves strong impression on others whenever I go to events, hence my makeup always changes style from time to time, and needless to say, the brands that I've tried are countless (that some don't even exist anymore!).

I used to think "Loose powder are obviously a waste of money!" Because of all the brands I've used, none of them gave me the oil control or less cakey looks. Some loose powder is real "loose" and have no whatsoever function over my combination oily skin. Hence I've ditched loose powder from my makeup essentials for a very long time, until I try...

Althea's very first product: Althea Petal Velvet Power 

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Comes in a handy size, this pastel pink cutie packaging translucent powder is powerful than I thought. Can you imagine your skin transformed into velvety texture just like texture of flower petals? Althea Petal Velvet Powder actually does that! It sets my makeup that is silky soft to touch and smooth to look at. Its oil control function keeps my makeup without melting even on a hot sunny day and I don't "glow" in the end of the day. 

Fluffy puff that comes along with!

Made with pure natural ingredients, its micro-fine particles smoothen my pores appearance and reveal a flawless, smooth complexion that I've always wanted. I guess most of the oily combination skin type girl have the same issue like mine: translucent powder with glossy/shiny particles for dewy skin effect will make my skin look like it's dripping oil in the end of the day. Hence after I wear Althea's Petal Velvet Powder a few times, I'm madly in love with it. 

I purposely created a flower petal makeup look when I'm trying this translucent powder:

or watch it on youtube ( )

I really like the whole looks as it's not a feminine flowery kind of makeup
Gives off a more cool looking vibes that I usually does

Main Ingredients that are used in creating Althea Petal Velvet Powder are:
  • Althea: 
full of natural antioxidant, act as barrier to prevent skin dehydration by increasing moisture level.
  • Polyphenols:
Protect skins from sun exposure and ultraviolet radiation.
  • Saponarin:
repair damaged skin cells, restore elasticity to premature skin ageing.

Most of all, guess the price of this awesome Korea-made translucent powder.... It's only RM16! Although it is the smallest translucent powder I've ever used but it is the most usefulness too. I can use this powder to set any type of makeup looks without having to worry in the end of the day my face will look super oily plus it gives off the perfect silky finish to my skin I don't really need to soften my skin in photoshop. 

From the cheapest K-Beauty shopping site to awesome product, thank you Althea for this wonderful flower power experience! I can't wait for your next product!

More information:

Althea Malaysia

Althea Petal Velvet Powder Website


Suitable for all skin type

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Gindaco, 1 Utama Shopping Centre

I hooked on takoyaki (octopus in fried wheat batter balls) when I did part time in MidValley more than 11 years ago. It's probably the first takoyaki stall in Malaysia and I bought takoyaki as snack almost every single day for as long I work part time in an office located beside mall. 

This is a rendezvous between me and takoyaki that I remembered, sadly now the stall is no longer there and I can't really find good takoyaki around KL area. Most of them tasted soggy, tasteless, super tiny bits of octopus, or over fried. I cannot express how disappointed I am over and over again giving chances to various takoyaki stall all over the city and yet unable to find that one stall that can gives me the same taste as the first one I went. 

So when me and Fei went to 1 Utama and saw Gindaco I was like, since I'm beyond disappointed by others, why I don't give Gindaco a try and pray for magic to happen?

Located at LG Floor of 1 Utama Shopping Centre

Little did I know, Gindaco is a huge Japan takoyaki chain with more than hundreds shops alone in Tokyo ( more than 300 sites around Japan) and they are easily spotted with their red shop sign which located near to exits of train stations and bus stops. Unlike in Japan that usually have to eat these takoyaki at standing bar, Gindaco offers tables and chairs around the premise for customer's dining pleasure.

This is what both of us ordered:

Original Takoyaki 6 pcs, RM10 (Ramadhan promotion)
Cheese Mentaiko Takoyaki 6 pcs, RM13.90
Yakisoba with egg, RM14.90
Comes with a complimentary drink

Original Takoyaki

When this Original Takoyaki was served, the first thing I asked Fei was: Where are the dancing bonito flakes (katsuobushi)? Watching the bonito flakes dancing on top of steaming hot takoyaki is a very satisfying view but sadly Gindaco's takoyaki doesn't have this. 

Aside from the missing bonito flakes, albeit having huge chunks of octopus inside these fried tako balls, the batter for making these fried tako balls tasted a bit bland in comparison. It can't compliment the freshness of octopus as well as the flavourful takoyaki sauce. It wasn't what I hope I'll find but nonetheless it actually tasted okay. 

Yakisoba with egg

Pairing with takoyaki sauce, mayonnaise, this yakisoba with egg tasted somewhat sweet ( too sweet for my liking as I like my noodles savoury). But when the sweet yakisoba pairs with mayonnaise and takoyaki sauce, their taste harmoniously blend together and I actually kinda like the combination. Down side of this combination is while consuming, egg's ration have to be balance or there'll be more yakisoba left without egg. 

Last but not least, my favourite dishes from Gindaco:

Cheese Mentaiko Takoyaki

I actually can't wait to stuff all 6 of these takoyakis inside my belly once I've tasted the cheese mentaiko sauce topping. They tasted so heavenly, with melting cheese and mentaiko sauce that covers the takoyaki, I could swallow one boat of these in one shot. The savoury taste of cheese and mentaiko blends with takoyaki sauce indirectly bring taste to the bland fried batter that I mentioned above of the original ones. Cheese and mentaiko is life, nuff said.

This is truly a heavenly sight

And while I was eating cheese mentaiko takoyaki, I glance over the sign board on top of me and I saw there's Triple Cheese flavoured Takoyaki and only available for limited period only. Damn~ Why didn't I read available options carefully? I would've ditch original ones for triple cheese flavour! Now that I had 6 takoyaki and yakisoba I couldn't stuff another three into my belly anymore.

Well I do hope they'll bring back the triple cheese flavour, I could really use some cheese mentaiko or triple cheese flavour takoyaki anytime! Gindaco's flavoured toppings takoyaki proven to be somewhat delicious that all other takoyaki stalls I've tried and it kinda satisfied me in a way. For more delicious ones, I guess I'll have to personally fly over to Japan and get my takoyaki fix. 

For more information:

Gindaco Malaysia Official Facebook Page

Friday, July 28, 2017

Product Review: Kracie Hadabisei Super Moist Facial Mask

Weather has been extremely hot at Malaysia these days that I feel thirsty for most of time throughout the day. I cannot imagine how my skin take it when I head out for lunch in these hot afternoon, and I would really, really like to reward my skin for all the battle it's doing to combat with these vicious heat hence I chose Hadabisei Super Moist Facial Mask to moisturized my skin at night.

I've heard many compliments of this facial mask and finally get to witnessed it myself. If you're still asking should you put on a facial mask? The answer is always yes, as a good facial mask will hydrates skin, remove excess oil, improve appearance of pores and brighten skin complexion. Hadabisei Super Moist Face Mask is rich in serum that are formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and Royal Jelly, it gives skin an instant boost of moisture and hydration that makes my skin happy!

One pack, 5 pieces of face masks

Each face mask are packed separately into smaller packet

If you're reading this, there's 5 reasons you should apply facial mask like right now:
  • Relaxation:
    Set aside a bit of "me" time as applying facial mask can be quite therapeutic. Cleanse and tone skin as prep for facial mask application as it will let the goodness of facial mask penetrate thru skin. While waiting for facial mask does it work, listen to relaxing music, some light reading, or even meditate are some quality time for one. 

  • Deep Cleanse:
    Even though I clean my face through proper face washing routine yet I still it isn't "clean" enough. Good facial mask does provide "detoxing" process where dirts and impurities can be dissolve and draw out through a face mask which leads to improvement on appearance of pores. 

  • Unclog Pores:
    Aside from deep cleansing, facial mask does help lift dead skin cells that are accumulate on our skin, which believe to unclog pores too. Clogged pores are often troubles to skin, hence if dirts and impurities were trapped inside pores and pushed further down into pores, bacteria can be develop and prone to break outs and inflammation. Regular facial mask does keep skin surface clean and pores unclogges. 

  • Radiant Skin:
    Mask with rich serum like Hadabisei's which are infused with Hyaluronic acid, Royal Jelly and Lemon Extract, these ingredients can soften skin's hardened keratin and let the rich moisturizing serums penetrates into skin's deeper layer which ensures an overall improvement of skin tone. Skin will become smooth and supple, with radiant and even complexion. 

  • Efficient Skincare Routine:
    To make sure I don't waste all the skincare products I've applied on my skin, I always make sure I apply facial mask at least twice a week, With my skin being deep cleanse and pores unclog, my skin is able to absorb more skincare products when I apply them on, and have them performing better so I can achieve skincare result in a much faster and efficient pace. 

My skin become so supple and plump after the facial mask of Hadabisei

If you're interested in watching me applying face mask do click play:

Did you notice the difference before and after I apply Hadabisei's Super Moist Facial Mask? My skin literally glow in radiance and I'm elated about it. These supple waffle sheet fits perfectly on my face and I can blog, edit photos and read books without having to worry they slid off my face. Remove mask and massage the remaining serum into my skin and voila, my skin literally glows with bouncy touch.

Just remember, 20 minutes of mask time is sufficient for face masks to moisturise skin, the drier it gets the more dehydrated ones skin will be so less is more sometimes. Don't wait, it's face mask time! 😉

For more information:

Kracie Hadabisei Super Moist Face Mask Website

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

MAZE, Menara Lien Hoe, Tropicana

In my secondary school Form 3 year, I've spent time reading famous english literature/gothic novella "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" which story setting is in the 1800s and truly amazed by the settings and also the story plot. This novella has such a huge impact that it has become a part of a language with the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" which means person who is vastly different in character from one situation to another. 

And I couldn't help but thought of this phrase when I visited MAZE some time earlier.

Coffee saloon by day, gin parlour by night (which is the first gin parlour in Malaysia by the way), MAZE's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" concept of transforming an elegant cake-and-coffee haven to the European velvet-cloaked glamourous gin parlour is mesmerizing. Located above CHAZE (MAZE's sister restaurant), even the entrance to MAZE is a tad bit mysterious as customers will have to access to the stair located inside CHAZE in order to reach MAZE (hence the name MAZE, geddit?)

Coated in velvet and fur with a touch of sophisticated decoration here and there, thanks to Jean for the invitation that me, Fei and Lisa were to enjoy our late afternoon here with high tea sets, gossips and laughter. It's been a while since I last saw both Jean and Lisa hence this is definitely a perfect timing to catch up what's going on in each other's life. 

Glamour interiors of MAZE:

While escaping from the afternoon heat of Malaysia weather, we're savouring the "Fruitful Summer" high tea set that comes with tea of choice/ long black or latte. I really like the name of the tea set, feels that what I'm wearing is totally in synced with the theme. Here's our choice of beverages that comes with high tea set:

Lisa's Eternal Summer Tea, with a hint of peach 

Jean's choice - Alexandria that's subtly scented with rare mint and Mediterranean corn flower 

Fei's Long Black, but it tasted a bit over roasted hence we're not fond of the bitterness.

My Latte, I needed more caffeine on that day else I would've go for TWG refillable tea which have 12 types of tea to choose from

We had some time savouring our coffee and tea before presented with the high-tea set:

Tad bit sad because our set doesn't come with ethereal fairy lights like others have
But none the less this look like an island with a coconut tree ain't it? Perfect for the name "Fruitful Summer"

Maze Hi-Tea Set Menu RM78++

Smoke Duck Canape,
Mediterranean Sandwich
Smoke Salmon Sandwich

Butter croissant with Salted Egg Yolk Dip
Peanut Butter Danish
Mixed Fruit Tart
Dark Hazelnut Tart
Passion fruit Meringue Tart
Macaroon (Assorted Flavours)

Let's feast!

My favourite from the tea set is actually soft butter croissant sans salted egg yolk dip (it is too "sandy" for my liking). The croissant taste buttery and soft ( maybe some like your croissant crispy?) that each and every bite is heavenly even without the dip. I can eat 3 of that I think lol. Macaroons tasted delicious too as it is not too sweet yet filled with creamy smooth chocolate cream fillings. Yums. 

Happily savouring chocolate flavoured macaroon 🍫

Cute girls with cute appetite

This is where the bitchy yumcha session starts~

We literally spent more than two hours at MAZE, chatting and eating those handmade sweet and savoury delicacies and photo-taking, creating memories on this fine day to remember. The dim yellow lighting, heavy velvet curtains, comfy huge sofas are making all of us relax and enjoying the moment. Keep seeing waiters walk over and ask if the girls wanna refill their TWG tea, which is very attentive and friendly. 

Sadly we're unfit to try out MAZE's gin cocktails as they offered add-on cocktails for just RM26. Most of us are alcohol-intolerance(me and Fei) and Jean were having migraine previously hence better restrict alcohol intake. It will be awesome for gin lovers to visit MAZE and try out some of the gin from over 100 gin labels that come from all over the world.

Girls cannot resist temptation of cake lol

No clue of what expression I'm having here but here's a group photo of us
Thank you Fei 💕

For more information:

MAZE Official Website

1st Floor, Menara Lien Hoe,
No 8 Persiaran Tropicana, Petaling Jaya,
Malaysia, 47410

Phone: +60103222888

Monday - Sunday10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday10:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday11:00 am - 2:00 am

Friday, July 21, 2017

Product Review: Wanderlust Things Unicorn Face Brush

Some of us do believe in fairies, mermaids and unicorns, even when we're adults. I do believe in magical fairytales and that got my friends dissing me for being childish and unrealistic. Life is tough for everybody and I guess each of us lost track of that magical feeling that we once own when we're a child. 

I don't wanna lose this magical feeling I have inside of me everytime I saw beautiful scenery of mother nature, interesting stuff and happenings, surrounded by amazing people, listen to music that gives me goosebumps etc... I wanna be someone who appreciate small little things in life with passion burning inside of me. 

And I'm thankful to have these magical unicorn face brushes to remind me everyday that how amazing I am and how beautiful I'm gonna be. I guess this is the magic of these unicorn brushes that make all the girls on internet goes crazy. This totally break the internet as I've seen many makeup artists and internet celebrities were sharing and asking this unicorn face brushes.

I got these brushes from Wanderlust Things at Butterfly Project's 4th Birthday Party, me and my friends go all "OH-EM-GEEEEE" when we saw this inside our birthday bag! This set of unicorn face brushes contains:
  • Powder Brush
  • Finishing Powder Brush
  • Blush Brush
  • Contour Brush
  • Blending Brush

I've been applying my makeup with my fingers all along because I'm unable to find suitable brushes that I feel comfortable with and are soft that don't hurt my skin. Some synthetic bristles brushes are so harsh I can feel stinging feelings when I try them on that's why I don't really bother looking for a set. Then come this set of unicorn face brushes that totally change my perception on brushes, them bristles as soft as unicorn fur!!!

Trying them on, I've done my another makeup look using these brushes and I will call this look - Unicorn Makeup look!

Pink eyebrows, shiny eyelids, magical purple-ish highlight with these brushes!

So here's the list of makeup products I've used for this unicorn makeup look:

  • Face:
- Foundation: 3CE Glossing Waterful Foundation in Natural Ivory
- Concealer: I'm Meme Concealer in Vanilla
- Highlight: NARS in Reckless 
- Blusher: Shu Uemura x Maison Kitsuné Indigo Palette (Pink Blush)

  • Eyes: 
- Eyeshadow: Shu Uemura x Maison Kitsuné Indigo Palette (Shiny Lime)
- Eyebrow: Shu Uemura x Maison Kitsuné Indigo Palette (Pink Blush)
- Eyeliners: Kiss Me Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner
- Mascara: Maybelline in Big Eyes Mascara

  • Lips:
- Lipstick: 3CE Lip Pigment in Mellow Pink

Watch this unicorn look video:

I'm really loving this unicorn makeup look, it gives me a sweet and magical vibes with the pink eyebrows, shiny eyelids and almost holographic cheek highlight! It's not over the top kinda makeup, and suitable for everyday, casual look with white tee and jeans. Would you try this look?

For more information:

Wanderlust Things Official Website

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Summer Girl

When I went to Melvin's newly open Atelier Prive Melson designer boutique located at Intermark for a shoot, I fell in love with this dress at the first sight and I was thinking: I'm gonna get this dress for my next event! Then guess what? It's all about attracting positive energy into your life and law of attraction really does work, I was invited to a grand media launch and my wishful thinking of wearing this dress came true!

My casual style consist of tee shirt and jeans and occasionally summer dress/ tee shirt dress, but sometimes I would love to channel my feminine side and this is it - long, flowy layered lace dress with high collar, big bow and brooch details in bold forest green colour. I can feel this dress is speaking to me through the laces and details. 

Big lace bow and flower brooch detail

To me, forest green is a very calming tropical colour which resembles both resilient energy and summer elegance. For someone who is not into loud colours like orange or yellow, I prefer this forest green lace dress if I were to channel my tropical vibes into colour. The layered laces flowing along my each movement reminds me of wind embracing tree leaves and I'm just feeling myself dancing with the wind.

My recent fav white pointy toe pumps!

I paired this lace long dress with a pair of white pointy toe pumps and some silver/transparent/white accessories so that it wouldn't be some loud pieces that tries to takeover my outfit spotlight. Green and white combination is just nice, like a breeze in the woods, don't you think so?

PUMPS: Nile 
WATCH: Chanel
BRACELET: Thomas Sabo

In order to look better wearing a dress like this, glowing and radiant skin is a must. That's why I try to consume as much fruits and vegetables as well as stay hydrated throughout the day. Skin is our largest human organ but we often neglect it, I take care of my face more than other parts of my body and I kinda feel guilty about it sometimes. I try to look for something that is good to my skin, and this is it: apricots!

One of world's healthiest fruit - Apricots
Contains tons of Vitamin C and A which benefits our skin

And what's better than apricots? Dettol Deep Cleanse Apricot Body Deep Cleansing series!

The new apricot deep cleanse series from Dettol

Thanks to RB Malaysia and Bridges PR for the invitation, I am among the first to try out this brand new apricot deep cleanse series from Dettol. Comes in body wash and soap bar form, this deep cleanse series contains 100% natural apricot micro-scrubbing beads as exfoliants, it effectively removes dead skin cells, leaving me a brighter skin complexion. 

I've done a small test with this deep cleanse series and surprisingly after exfoliates and cleansing, my skin's moisture value went up from 34.4% to 51.9%. It can be use everyday without worry that skin will dry out and with its micro beads, it deep cleanse my pores, leaving no dirt and oil residue on my skin so my skin renewal rate is speed up and skin looks radiant and healthy. Did I mention that this deep cleanse series comes in fresh apricot smell?

With teenage social media celebrity Nur Aisyah binti Mohd Razip, a.k.a Cupcake Aisyah

With Nana Mahazan from Akademi Fantasia 1 and host of TV shows in TV9

Healthy, delicious smelling skin for/after an active day out, this is the perfect tropical vibes that I'm looking for!

For more information:
Dettol Deep Cleanse Body Wash
225ml RM6.90
850ml RM20.25
800ml refill pack RM15.67

Bar Soap 
105g RM10.45 (3+1)

*Available at all major pharmacies and supermarkets 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Motorino, SkyAvenue Genting Highlands

"You can't buy happiness but you can buy pizza and that's kind of the same thing." I don't know about you but a some days I really, really crave for pizza, like heavy loaded with cheese and meat. Pizza is my comfort food, and I'm glad I had some at Motorino with a bunch of friends while we're at Genting Highlands last month.

Motorino Pizza started from Brooklyn, New York as a neighbourhood pizzeria and started expanding their business all over the world and finally landed in Malaysia. Awarded with title as "The City's Best Pizza" from New York Times and featured on Time Out New York, New York Post etc, I can't wait to get a bite of this authentic Neopolitan Italian pizza that's world famous.

Eat pizza the New York way!

Made to order from scratch with fresh dough, homemade sauces, and baked in an actual old school masonry oven (or knowns as brick oven/stone oven) imported all the way from Naples, Italy and this whole pizza making scenery has attracted tons of tourists to view and take photos every time people passes by.

Fresh dough, homemade sauces, masonry oven, this is awesome

Cafe Latte, RM13

English Breakfast Tea, RM11

*complimentary drinking water are available for dine-in customers

And here comes the pizzas that we're waiting for:

Cherrystone Clam Pizza, RM53

Margherita Pizza, RM47

One of Neopolitan Italian pizza's features is thin crispy crust loaded with toppings in a typical 12inches diameter, and I read that this pizza portion size is just nice for one pax, but in my opinion, two person sharing one will be just right. And... we have 7 pax at the dining table that day. Hahahahahahah. Two pizzas is obviously aren't enough for all of us to fill up our starving tummy.

These pizzas taste delicious from inside to outside. It's loaded with loads of mozarella, fresh sauces and toppings of our choice. The cherrystone clams were fresh, tomato sauces from the Margherita were awesome, we just kinda stopped talking and focus on eating at that moment. 

I guess pizza will never taste the so amazing without a bunch of friends sharing with me on that day, and I hope Motorino will open up more branches around Malaysia and let people from all over get a taste of this famous Neopolitan Italian pizza. 

For more informations:

Level 1, SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting, 
69000 Genting Highlands Resort, Pahang, Malaysia

Business hour: Daily 11AM–10PM

Contact: +60 3-6105 9182