Sunday, August 28, 2016

Earthlings Coffee Workshop, CityOne MegaMall, Kuching, Sarawak

One of the happiest moment in this month of August was traveled to East Malaysia - Kuching with my gang for 6 days and everyday there's funny events and interesting places we discovered. This trip is the my 2nd visit to Kuching (first was a business trip) and I'm glad we made it to all sorts of places and discovered the beauty of Kuching that makes me wanna come here more often.

Our main purpose of this trip is Rainforest World Music Festival, and everyday to find parking around that area is a challenging task. I shall blog about RWMF another time as I didn't really take much photos this round, so waiting photos from all the other photographers of this trip. Since the RWMF starts their workshops around noon, what do we do before that? We eat and drink.

We searched Foursquare and found this place called Earthlings Coffee Workshop that located nearby our accommodation area so we decided to give it a try. 

Earthy tone, wooden themed

The colours of green leaves and wooden interior deco match is 100% on point.

Indoor interior

We were greeted by the friendly barista and found out that Earthlings Coffee Workshop offer a wide range of artisan coffee as well as coffee beans from all over the world. The barista there possessed the knowledge of coffee beans, as well as give us some good recommendation about cakes too.

One thing about travel in bunch is that we can ordered different food and have a taste of each without having to sweat we ordered too much or something. So here are all the drinks we had that morning and kinda includes each and every aspect on the drink list. Might be explaining our personalities too eh? lol.

Jean's Cappuccino, RM11.50

Bryan'sJanice's Freddo Chocolate, RM13

My Lemongrass Ginger Tea, RM7.50

Janice's Bryan'sWarm & Fuzzy, RM12.50
(mixed up both Janice and Bryan's order hahaha)

Ronald's Matcha Latte, RM13

Fei's Single Origin, RM20

Delicious Chocolate Moist Cake, RM11.50

It's pretty amazing that despite we've already spent so much time together for the past few days, we are still able to talk more during our tea session. This trip to Kuching, Sarawak really help bonds our friendship together into a stronger relationship and I really hope it stays this way (or stronger, of course).

Jean went to toilet and came back with a bottle of glittery nail polish.
I'm the manicurist for the day

Group photo at every destination is a must for this trip!

For more information:

Earthlings Coffee Workshop Official Facebook Page

+6082 337066

Lot No. 45, Ground Floor
No. 1, CityONE Megamall, 
Jalan Song

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I Finally Have Dolly Lashes

One of the most luxurious things we can have in life is to have someone's 100% attention and focus only on you. Their gaze which lock on you and listen to whatever you have to say, be it happy things or sad issues in life, I find it harder and harder that someone can pay attention on you truly and deeply nowadays no thanks to our phones and Pokemon Go. lol.

I like to look at people's eyes when they do their talking, I guess it's the most direct way to notice the slightest changes of emotions and feelings through their eyes because eyes don't lie. Same as whether to know if somebody loves you or don't, the most practical way to see it is through their gaze. I recall seeing my friend Sheena and her bf exchange gazes and that magical feeling of falling in love can even influence outsiders like me! The power of eyes, windows to our soul.

Thanks to Realash, gazing someone I like/love has been beautify intensely! I can feel my gaze power level up! Jean even ask me why my lashes so long and dolly looking after applying mascara, I guess that's the effect of applying Realash Brow Conditioner and Eyelash Enhancer consecutively for one month! I really really love touching my brows and eyelashes recently as I can feel their length and strength through my finger tips. (Read my before post here )

Fluttery eyelashes like butterfly wings aren't a dream anymore!

All thanks to Realash with their powerful eyelash enhancer, I can witness such stunning result with my own eyes, and even noticed by my friends. Glad that I grew feminine with these lashes, love'em even more now.

without mascara

Hop over to their website and Facebook page to discover even more eye-catching testimonial on both Brow Conditioner and Eyelash Enhancer from Realash. I would love to see your testimonials too if you're moved by my testimonial and decided to give it a try on Realash products! Just leave me a comment!

For more informations:

REALASH Malaysia's Official Website

REALASH Malaysia's Official Facebook Page

Friday, August 19, 2016

I'm A Princess for A Day!

Not just anywhere, I was literally being treated as a princess and pampered at Genting Grand's M Spa & Fitness alongside with Jean weeks ago. On a Genting-going frenzy lately but it was fun, I really like the cold weather there and of course, with the right companion and nice treatment I had from everyone at Genting, there's nothing to complaint of!

Genting Highland has changed a lot lately and they've added a few new venues to spice things up. M Spa & Fitness is located inside Genting Grand's Hotel Lobby, just a few steps in and you'll be taken to a serene spa and fitness centre relaxing vibes that is totally different from the fun-filled pace outside. 

I'm ready to be pamper!

bright and spacious

Upon arrival, we're greeted with refreshing cucumber welcome drinks

Aside from spa, there are fitness and workout studio that caters for different needs of relaxation by sweating it out. The spacious gym and workout studio that overlook soon-to-be-complete 20th Century Fox theme park which I believe it'll be an awesome view for workout.

For those who didn't have luxurious of free time, maybe manicure and pedicure can be another way to relax. Just seeing nails being painted beautifully really ease my mind. 

After touring around the 18,200 sq ft of M Spa & Fitness, finally it's time for us to change and start our pampering session for the day. If you have any valuable belongings, you can either put them in safety box section available at the counter at Female Locker entrance or use this unique sensor lock locker. What's best is there's no password needed!

Just hold and wait for the beep, voila!

The female spa area includes few section such as jacuzzi, steam room and sauna room. It is all up to me and Jean to explore the places and adjust our own timing to visit each section.

Why am I putting on a serious face? Probably just wanna cover up how elated I was before dipping into the jacuzzi lololol

Although I haven't been to Taiwan nor Japan, but I've heard about their onsen how girls are to be completely naked before going into the onsen pool. Although M Spa doesn't imply the "all must be naked rule", but it is my first time experiencing jacuzzi with my friend and to be honest I feel a bit shy! Hahahahaha

But after some mentally adjustment I was like "whatever" and feeling all comfy with the disposable bra top and panty. If you're not comfortable with just the two piece, you can request for a T Shirt like the one Jean is wearing. How thoughtful of them for girls who are tad bit shy. 

Just by sitting in this jacuzzi pool we are all blushing red and sweaty
Talk about exercising in water.

Lounge area for a short breather before proceed to steam and sauna room

Sauna room

It is advisable to be in both room 10 minutes each and not more than that. I can feel my fats burning and sweat a lot while sitting in this these two rooms. First is the steam room, second is the sauna room. The difference between steam and sauna is just dry heat or moist heat as both of these room are for relaxation, loosen up muscles and open up pores. 

Natural flush after jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms
No wonder they say girls look best right after shower lololol

Lucky for me and Jean, since we come in pair we get to choose a couple for our facial and full body Balinese massage session. One of the happiest moment in a girl's life should be massage session, especially with skillful, experienced masseuses from Bali.

Since we already had our jacuzzi session at the female spa area, hence we're not gonna do another round of jacuzzi again in these, ain't them pretty?

 The romantic ambience in couple room fills the air, with candles lit and rose petals everywhere, it kinda feels like me and Jean were on a honeymoon trip lols. Guess our friendship has boosted up many levels with this romantic arrangements. With serene and peaceful background music playing, this place might be a good getaway/anniversary gifts idea I think. Probably should arrange for my parents' anniversary.

90 minutes of Balinese massage starts with 15 minutes foot bath ritual

Balinese massage is known for its unique long, firm and kneading strokes used by masseuse's lower hand and palm pressure to relives muscles strains, headaches and frayed nerves. I can feel the small bumps of my nerves receded after the therapeutic massage. I can feel my body relaxed and got some really good rest after recharge itself from all the massage movements, I guess I've been traveled and tiring myself for far too long, this Balinese massage session is what my body really needs.

Our facial session uses the luxurious swiss skin care brand - Valmont series

Only one photo of us in the therapy room as we want to fully indulge our senses to this luxurious pampering session

I can't recall how long ago was my last facial session, this rejuvenating facial session using Valmont skincare really lifts up the condition of my face as I can't help but noticed how moisturized and supple my skin are after the massage session. And not to forget, I had a really good nap during the facial session I'm pretty sure I snored hahaha (sorry Jean!). 

Facial treatments of M Spa & Fitness only uses luxurious skin care brands such as Valmont and Pevonia which are both imported from U.S and Swiss. All beauty therapists of M Spa & Fitness has gone through strict beauty product training for respective brands to ensure that customers gets the heavenly pampering session experience. 

Me and Jean's 60 minutes facial and 90 minutes Balinese massage ended with a satisfying relaxed heart, body and soul. Right after we're lead back to the lounge area, we're greeted with these:

Healthy hot ginger tea and fruits! Now I know how to cut watermelon pieces next time

Refreshed and rejuvenated, it's time to conquer the world shall we?
(with our just-wake-up-from-sleep face hahaha)

This fun and relaxing spa treatment can be your experience too as Genting's M Spa & Fitness is now launching a promotion for their spa packages till 31st of December 2016: 
  • Resort Hotel Spa Package priced at RM669 nett for two person:  
Offers a one-night stay in a Deluxe room, buffet breakfast at Coffee Terrace for two, and one hour of massage at M Spa for two. Aroma, Balinese and other massages options are available for guests. 

  • Genting Grand Spa Package priced at RM1,144 nett for two person
entitles the guest to a one-night stay in a Grand Premier room, buffet breakfast at Coffee Terrace for two, and one hour of massage at M Spa for two.

15 stylish treatment rooms with various options of massages can be chosen from the list and I personally thinks that Resort Hotel Spa packages really sounds like a great deal with accommodation, food and massages! A totally stress free 2 days 1 night spa-tacle getaway. Maybe I really should arrange a short trip for my parents eh. 

For more information:

Contact: 03-27181118

Awards and Accolades
Through the years, M Spa & Fitness has been recognized as one of the best spa in Malaysia in numerous awards, such as:
- The Award for Excellence – Best Spa Concept by Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2005-2006.
- HAPA Hotel Spa of the Year by Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2007-2008.
- Best Spa Design (Hotel/Resort) by Malaysia Spa & Wellness Awards 2011.
- HAPA Best 10 in Malaysia - HAPA Indulging Spa of the Year – Tempting Experience (Hotels/Resorts) by Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2013-2015 Malaysia series.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Liar Liar Face On Fire

Recent Pokemon Go has gotten the world in crazy mode it seems like everybody's routine consist of Eat Drink Sleep Pokemon Go and repeat! My group chat has become Pokemon Discussion Group instead lolololol but that's okay because it is fun to catch those Pokemons and try to fill your Pokedex with all the Pokemons you encounter. 

Since my game mode is on I'm super excited to use Elizavecca's Skin Liar Primer:

The packaging is so cute I just can't resist buying it on Althea

Look at this!

The tube is so cute I cannot

Elizavecca's Skin Liar Primer can:
  • cover up uneven and fill irregularities of enlarged pores on face
  • moisturized skin and keeping the smooth skin texture
  • better wear of makeup and last-longer

To be honest, I'm a sucker for cute packaging beauty products and Elizavecca's Skin Liar Primer's packaging totally blew off my mind when I was browsing Althea's website. I just feel like I have to get this and without looking further into the product's description, I placed my order. 

After I checked the ingredients, I was surprised because beside being a primer, this Skin Liar Primer has also whitening and wrinkle improvement function which has gained itself a cosmetic certificate in Korea. In Korean, this primer has another nickname called "Sea Cucumber Primer" because it contains Sea Cucumber extract in it which was also known as Ginseng in the sea. This extract helps protect the skin texture.

Aside of Sea Cucumber extract, this primer contained also Caragana Sinica Root Ferment Extract for healthier skin, Illicium Verum Fruit Extract for skin's vitality and also skin soothing, last but not least Phytosqualane moisturizes skin and boosts skin to a shiny texture.

Light beige fluffy smooth texture

The primer spreads easily on skin and after absorb, skins become fluffy and smooth which make applying concealer and foundation easier than before. Besides, my skin really does look brighter comparing with skin that doesn't have the primer on. The Sea Cucumber Extract absorbs sebum too which make my skin look less oily than before. 

For the first time, I'm actually happy that I made a right decision on this impulsive purchase! Yaysss! With this Skin Liar Primer Imma off to catch some more Pokemons now and who knows my Mr. Right might caught me in my perfect makeup look instead muahahahahaha!

For more information:

Elizavecca Skin Liar Primer on Althea

30ml - RM20

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart, Berjaya Times Square, KL

Ever since I has a taste of happiness (read blog post here about Tokyo Secret Cheese Tart), I've decided if I were given chances to encounter any cheese tart, I will give it a try in order to search for the next heavenly taste that I wouldn't wanna miss. 

Last week, after me and my friend done our hairdo session at Plaza Low Yat, we decided to head over to Berjaya Times Square because:

Jeng Jeng~ Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart opened its branch in Berjaya Times Square

I've heard and also read comparison posts between Tokyo Secret and Hokkaido, but still seeing (in this case - tasting) is believing, me and my friends decided to give Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart a try before judging that Tokyo Secret is the champion of melting cheese tart in Malaysia lololol.

RM5.80 per piece, about RM2.10 cheaper than Tokyo Secret

And seeing that Buy 5 Free 1 is a good deal, we bought 6 cheese tart in one go

I like the contrast colour of packaging, how is the shop doesn't have tiffany blue colour like this?

Will we regret for buying all these in one go?

it's time to find out!

I would say, although it is not as delicious as Tokyo Secret's melting cheese tart was, but overall it is a pretty decent one. Crust is a bit on a thick and hard side as well as the cheese filling taste overly milky which kinda overwhelming and somewhat decreased the cheese's aroma.

Thick crust and solid filling with strong milky taste

Comparing this, I still like Tokyo Secret's melting cheese tart more as the crust is thin and crispy with more cheese taste and aroma. But RM4.83 per piece from Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart (If you bought the Buy 5 Free 1) promotion isn't a bad deal at all! Probably some quick cheese-tart-cravings fix during tea time I think?

What do you think? Which bakery has the most satisfying melting cheese tart so far? Leave me a comment and I will go try it!

For more information:

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart Official Facebook Page