February 22, 2017

February 2017

Chinese New Year has been one hell of a food adventure!
The amount of food intake I had wass... *speechless* haha until one of the days I had terrible indigestion til I puked and stopped eating the entire day LOL and then after a week that happened, I had food poisoning -.- I went to the toilet wayy too many times that morning until my face was as pale as a ghost til my colleagues got scared and asked me to quickly rest at home >.<

Alright now you would think that I am a glutton *laughs*

But other than that 2 particular days, it was good collecting ang pows, feasting on food, meeting relatives and the sleeping through holidays hehe

Had lunch buffet at Mandarin Oriental, KL on Chor 3

Sushi!! Finally something other than Chinese hehe

Crabs and prawns.
Love seafood but because it was on a bed of ice, it didn't really go well with my tastebuds. I would prefer cooked with sauce >.<

 Bread with condiments.

The dessert selections were loveee <3

 Cute cream cones.

 Sugar pops!

 Fruits selections

 Indian food  =)

The best part during CNY is the endless receipt of goodie bags when people visit you.

Famous amous is love


All the sweets go to me haha...There's like Ferero Rocher chocolate which didn't manage to capture before it went into everyone's tummy and Sangkaya tub ice cream which I ate too fast to even manage to capture it LOL

Philtre Cafe in Damansara Uptown to take a break from all the Chinese cookies haha.

Mint Hot Chocolate

Then back to Yee Sang!

We ordered takeaway from Naughty Nuri's hehe

Pork ribs! Mmmm...yummy

Milk Cow for dessert

Champagne for the after party haha

Then, more yee sang with friends

This time at Oriental Pavilion, Jaya 33

I think my 10th or 11th time already tossing the yee sang LOL
The salmon's colour is weird looking though


Roasted duck with corn.
Tauhu dish with abalone.

Fried nian gao.

Food was not too bad at Oriental Pavilion. We were satisfied =)

Then came the 8th day of Chinese New Year- Hokkien New Year

Look at that pig!

The dinners continue with clients..
At my favourite restaurant, Wellcome Seafood Restaurant, Sunway Mentari

Lobster! Raw ones to be dipped into a hot pot and eaten just like that. Very juicy <3

Salted egg prawns and spicy prawns

I would really recommend this restaurant if you are finding for a good Chinese restaurant. Safe to say, I have been around trying out food during this CNY and found out, this served the best dishes with reasonable price.

Dining at Ben's, Jalan Batai

Fine wine with a picked out steak of my choice cooked there and then.

Green tea frappe at Upstairs Cafe, Subang

I also got a chance for the first time to be a bridesmaid for a very good friend.
It was a very fun experience <3

Dolled up for the morning session.

Wedding dinner at Grand Imperial, Sunway

They had quite unique dishes but the most unique one was this.
Can you guess what is it?
It's like fish 'satay' stucked in a pineapple LOL
It's called Japanese ayu fish. Looks weird but tasted not bad.

Fiq's Gastronomy, Subang 

Duck with mashed potato.
Among all, this was my fave!

And dessert!
It's called baked alaska and it's a burst of mango ice cream and mango lava in it. Coupled with the meringue and side nuts, it was a great finish!

Also tried the newest watermelon and lychee bingsu at cafe bene

It's also Valentine's Day in the month of February!
Back to back celebrations these few months lol

Wee, unconventional chocolate bouquet for an unconventional girl like me HAHA

On a different note, have you seen this game in Facebook where people play with whipped cream?

You just turn the 'roller' and if you are 'lucky', the whipped cream hits your face HAHA
We played among 10 people and I was sooo lucky I was the last one standing that didn't get hit hahahahah We played with shaving cream and the whole room was messy after that LOL

Watched XXX: Return of Xander Cage

I have not watched any previous XXX movies but decided to watch this anyway because the trailer looks cool. Ended up this movie is full with stars, hot girls and fightings. No storyline, close to none romance and basically it's a moive to past time and nothing more haha

January 31, 2017

Sephora x Clinique

Sephora online shopping is superr convenient!
Place an order and they actually ship from Singapore but it arrives at your doorstep few working days later. I was honestly quite surprised with the efficiency and speed.

I purchased some products from Clinique in Sephora online shop and it took just 5 working days to receive my parcel =)

Ta-dah! Arrived safe and sound =)

So, what did I buy?

I purchased 3 products mainly a makeup remover, toner and a lip balm. I have tried Clinique products before and they really offer good quality products although it may be quite pricey. However, I have not tried the above 3 products that I recently purchased so I am just as curious as you are as to how it will turn out to be.

Take The Day Off Cleansing Milk 200ml

Gentle, milky makeup remover easily dissolves even long-wearing face makeup and sunscreens. Tissues off or rinses away with water. Residue-free formula helps maintain moisture barrier, leaves skin soft and comfortable. Ophthalmologist Tested. Ideal for drier skins.

I used to be lazy and not remove makeup using a makeup remover and just immediately wash my face with facial cleanser. But, I was told not to do so and learn the power of double cleanse hehe Because I have oily skin and prone to breakout, it is important that I take off my makeup with a makeup remover first before proceeding to cleanse with a cleanser.

Just pump a desired amount.

Massage gently over dry face with fingertips, avoiding eye area.
Rinse or tissue off.

I am actually a wipes kind of person. I love my makeup remover wipes because it's easy. But after using this cleansing milk, I am now a convert. It's better because now I just need to place this in my bathroom and before I wet my face, use this as a first step to remove my makeup and rinse off and thereafter, proceed to bathe. And then I will use my cleanser for that double cleanse. However, you need to use a separate eye makeup remover for eye makeup. That I would say is the only con because the instructions are said to avoid the eye area during removal of makeup.

I felt that once I used this cleansing milk to gently massage my face, most of my makeup or sunscreen has been removed so that it's easier for the cleanser to do its job later. My face felt fresh and no drying effect which was important to me. Also, with 200ml I think I will be using it for awhile and it's good value for money.

With this, I will now routinely remove my makeup before cleansing my face and not skip this step hehe

Anti-Blemish Solutions Clarifying Lotion 200ml

This is Step 2 in Clinique's Acne Solutions Clear Skin System. It's a gentle, medicated formula to exfoliate and clear dead surface cells as well as unclog pores and reduce excess oil that can lead to breakouts. Oil-absorbing powders eliminate shine. Soothes irritation and visible redness.

Use twice a day, morning and night.
Shake well.

Apply with a cotton ball, sweeping gently over face and neck.
For external use only. Avoid eye area and lips.

Shake vigorously every time before you open the lid, because there's a powdery substance at the bottom of it. Once you shake it, you’ll see the clear liquid becomes cloudy. Then pour some toner onto a cotton pad and apply. 

The toner however has a heavy alcohol scent that may not be to some people's liking. It's quite strong to a point that when the cotton pad nears my eye area, I could feel my eye sting. But it takes some getting use to and after a few more applications, I don't really feel the sting anymore. But be careful when you have a popped pimple and if the toner goes over it, there's some stinging sensation.

So far this product has been great towards my skin. I didn't get any breakouts while using it, The powder is supposed to absorb oil but I didn't notice any matteness or less oil than what I experience on a normal day.

Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm 3g
Woppin Watermelon

Super-nourishing balm is loaded with mango and shea butters. Just what dry, delicate lips need to feel comfortably soft and smooth. Natural-looking lip tints, with a subtle sheen.

I have been searching for the perfect baby pink lip colour and I finally found it in Clinique's Chubby Stick range. Out of the 10 colours available online, my eyes went straight to Woppin Watermelon. The colour looks like the perfect pink lip colour that I was looking for a long time and I immediately added it to bag.

Used a lip liner for colour staying power.

Then blend it with the lip balm.

The first application was sheer and slightly shimmery. I also realised it is super moisturising- perfect for those with dry lips. I wanted more colour for that 'pretty in pink' effect so I layered it and the more I applied, the colour started to be more prominent. Besides, since the texture is creamy, you can go on layering it and the final results is a glossy lip colour. 

Such a pretty colour <3

The reason for that moisture is the shea butter and it keeps lips hydrated all day long with a hint of shine to last the day. That's also the reason why the price is such- pricey for a lip colour balm but high quality! One thing it lacks is pigmentation but I think pigmented lipsticks look dry on lips.

The colour does stay for the day but it needs re-application after meal. It never needs sharpening. Just simply swivel up to reveal more lip colour balm.

I'm super stoked I finally found my perfect pink lip colour and it's definitely something I would re-purchase in the future.

Thanks to Clinique products for keeping my face clean, acne free and beautiful. I could go out with no heavy makeup for that au naturale look with good skin for CNY 2017 <3

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