Birthday and Christmas presents from 2014 with some reviews and swatches

Who doesn’t love getting presents? I love it more when my presents come from my favourite people! Thank you very much to everyone that wished me and the ones who gave me these awesome gifts! You know who you are. 🙂 Take a look at what I got last year!

My birthday presents! 🙂

 

These nail polishes are apparently scented once dry, can’t wait to try these beauties out!

 

 

I love the pastel pink colour of the card! Also, I haven’t used it yet. 😛

 

One of the best gift ever! I love Marc Jacobs and I wanted to try his line too so thank you for reading my mind! Swatches will be up soon in an oncoming post!

 

These are the contents of the Clinique box and I can’t wait to start using the cleansing balm! I have never used one so reviews and swatches will be up soon too!

 

This is going to be part of my traveling kit! Who doesn’t want to smell like an angel on a vacation? This scent is one of the popular scents and if you’re into sweet with a touch of muskiness then you’ll love this! To make the scent last longer, apply the lotion after bathing with the shower gel and then spritz on the body mist!
Now onto the Christmas presents! 🙂
I gave a wishlist to my Secret Santa so she granted one of my wishes! Thank you my dear! 🙂

 

I love the colour! I can see why it was all the rage in South Korea at one point. It’s a very flattering coral colour which looks great on the lips and the cheeks as well! It has a great staying power too since it’s a stain and it’s thicker than the Benetint so application is easier.

 

Bangles are a necessity for your outfits especially the bohemian style!

 

Thank you to a dear friend for these souvenirs from USA! You know that I love my bling and I am curious about the foundation too!

 

Another big thank you to the person who knows how much I love traveling! I’m going to use this to record down the trips that I’m going to!

 

Also thank you for this cute canvas! It’s now part of my room interior!

Also, did you all visit the 1600 pandas exhibition in Publika last month? I looked from the outside and I thought I showed my support by getting this adorable towel! PANDAS UNITE!

I thought maybe we could start this what I got for my birthday and Christmas kind of post as a trend! It’ll be fun to see what you guys got as gifts! Also, whoever’s birthday that lands around this month is very lucky because you get double angpau! I hope you guys are having an awesome Chinese New Year and fellow Goats, let’s be strong to get past this year smoothly! 😀

A late birthday roundup (Three restaurants)

Here’s my birthday roundup last year because we’re already in 2015. I didn’t make any resolutions last year and usually people would be reflecting on their 2014 and what not but I’m going against the current.

I did an early celebration together with the familia to celebrate my dad’s birthday and mine. The beau treated the family to a Japanese A la carte Buffet at Mitasu Japanese Restaurant, Central Plaza. He’s officially a senior citizen so he can take advantage of the privileges like how he was able to get the Senior Citizen rate for his meal! 😛

Mi familia! 🙂

 

KL rates:
Food- 7/10
Price- About RM56 per person for Lunch
Service- 5/10
Variety- 7/10

Wrong move for us for taking the lunch buffet because I think they were being stingy with certain items on the menu, especially the Butter Fish sashimi. The few times we ordered about 12 pieces, they only brought 6 pieces out. I think dinner would be a better option.

For more information, check out their Facebook.

Address:
B-01 , Central Plaza , No.34, 
Jalan Sultan Ismail , 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours:
Mon – Fri:
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Public Holidays & Weekends:
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Then, on my birthday, the beau and I had dinner at The Red Herring for some simple homey French food with a local touch, as the chef is Malaysian.

Casual OOTD wearing Dimia Top from Doublewoot, Red Shoulder Bag from Zara, Paisley shorts from G2 and Gold sandals from Ipanema.

 

We ordered the Salmon Pate (RM15.90) as a starter. The warm bread was crisp on the outside and soft inside which tastes delish with the cool pate, filled with generous amount of salmon flesh with little seasoning to let the salmon flavour be the star.

 

My favourite dish was the Pork Chops (RM32.90) and we think it’s the best dish as well! Marinated in wine and garlic, the chops were flavourful and seared to perfection because it was still juicy on the inside! I’ll come back for this for sure!

 

The beau had the Bouef Bourguignon (RM48.90) which is beef chunks braised in red wine served with a side of mash potatoes. This was a bit bland and the beef was not as tender as it’s suppose to.

 

There was only one dessert on the menu which is the Tarte Tartin (RM12), a traditional apple tart. It was too tarty for me and the crust was lumpy because of the apple juices.

 

We suggest to have it with ice-cream to balance out the tartness, which you can add on for about RM3 if I’m not mistaken. It was way nicer and easier to eat with ice-cream.

 

KL rates:
Food- 8/10
Price- Average, about RM15 above
Service- 7/10 
Variety- 6/10


For more information, check out their Facebook or drop them an email at theredherringkl@gmail.com .

Address:
M-1-16 Plaza Damas, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1
Kuala Lumpur.
 
Operating Hours:
Mon – Thu:
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri:
11:30 am – 3:00 pm
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat:
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun:
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lastly, the girls planned a surprise brunch at Acme Bar and Coffee and that time the restaurant was decked in pretty Christmas decor with a festive menu to boot!

I can’t help it, I love chai latte. Topped with loads of cream, it’s even better!

 

I had the Baked Eggs which was ok, I just wish the portion is bigger and there’ll be more veges underneath the eggs.

 

The beau had some seafood fettucini which had some curry flavour but it was a little bland too.

 

Spoiled Rainbow fruit cake anyone? The cake smelled and tasted weird and I know we should have complained but we were too disappointed to care. I guess the cake spoiled as it was not kept in a fridge.

 

I guess we’re not going back there anymore for meals because it’s just not worth it. Environment-wise, it is great but if only the food quality is on par.

 

Anyway, I’m grateful to have this bunch of crazies as my best friends who knows that I have a blackhole for a stomach.

 

♥♥♥
KL rates:
Food- 4/10
Price- About RM18 above for meals
Service- 5/10
Variety- 7/10

More info on their website or drop them an email at mailbox@acmebarcoffee.com .

Address:
Ground Floor at The Troika, 
Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours:
Mon – Thu:
11:00 am – 12:00 am
Fri:
11:00 am – 1:00 am
Sat:
9:30 am – 1:00 am
Sun:
9:30 am – 12:00 am

 

L’Oréal Paris Beauty Countdown!

Guess what! From 1st November – 31st December, L’Oréal Paris is giving away daily and weekly prizes to the biggest spenders on L’Oréal Paris products! As an added bonus, the biggest spender overall by 31st December will win the Grand Prize of…

A BRAND NEW CAR WORTH OVER RM100,000!!! Now ain’t that an awesome way to bring in the new year!

I wonder what will it be?

You’ll be delighted to know, for weekly prizes, one winner will win a mystery prize from POH KONG and awesome kitchen appliances!

But even better, everyday until 31st December, three people will win RM100 hamper worth of L’Oréal Paris products!

Maybe this and more! 😀

 

So this is the perfect time to let out your inner beauty junkie and shopaholic! Plus, Christmas is coming soon! 🙂

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Spend over RM20 on L’Oréal Paris products

Don’t know what to get? Here are my recommendations! 🙂

L’Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Concealer Pen
Great for brightening under eye circles and don’t forget to set it with powder!
L’Oréal Paris Superliner Perfect Slim Black Intense
Blackest black and doesn’t budge once it’s dry, must have for cat-eye lovers!
L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick 510 Designer Mauve
If you haven’t jumped into the 90’s makeup bandwagon, made popular by Kylie Jenner, now’s your chance! A brown lippie is key to the look!

2. Upload a photo of your receipt over here!

3. Answer the questions here !

4. Shop more to increase your chances of winning! Go big or go home, I say!

For more information, visit L’Oréal Paris Malaysia Facebook or Contest website ! May the beauty force be with you! 😀

2013 Favourites: Makeup

Hello, I’m back after a long hiatus because of my South Korea adventure which I will blog about soon and the Game of Thrones book series, which I currently am halfway through the 4th book, A Feast for Crows and the beau bought GTA V too, you get the picture. The idea for this post just came to me out of the blue while I was looking through pictures in my phone. Mostly are pictures of food because I am a foodie and the beau and I are always trying new eateries around KL and Selangor. Or in other words, fatties in the making.

However, I’m not just going to focus on food but other stuff as well like beauty products and etc. This post is about my favourite makeup products for 2013!

Make-up

– Favourite and Best BB Cream: Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit, Etude House. I wear the shade W13.

= Coverage wise is great as it does its job as a BB cream. It’s easy to blend with your fingers as well and it comes in many shades so I’m sure you can find a shade that is suitable for your skin. Most importantly, it doesn’t break me out!

= I have sensitive skin so it’s very hard to find BB creams that will not make my skin break out or have any signs of irritation. This was the first BB cream I tried years ago and it’s still my favourite till today. I tried some BB creams from Skinfood, The Face Shop, Skin 79 and Elisha Coy, all of that didn’t went well for my skin. As for CC creams, I tried Etude House’s CC Cream and I found that CC Creams are not to my liking. I still prefer the slightly thicker coverage of BB Creams. I’m looking for new BB creams to try out so if you guys have any suggestions on one that is suitable for sensitive skin then let me know. 🙂

– Favourite Foundation: Chanel Pro Lumiere Professional Finish Makeup SPF 15. I wear shade number 10- Nude.
= Claimed to give semi-matte and luminous skin and it does! I use this with a foundation brush because with fingers it is a little hard to blend it on my skin. I only use this foundation when I’m heading for special occasions like wedding dinners and etc because it has thick coverage. This bottle lasted me for a few years and it’s not even halfway used.

– Favourite and Best Loose Powder: Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre, Natural Finish Loose Powder. I wear shade number 20 Clair- Translucent 1.
= I set my BB cream and foundation with this and my make-up can last for the entire day! I like how it has colour so it does amp up a bit on the coverage. I use the sponge that comes along and just pat it on my face. This was recommended by the hair stylist who did my mum’s hair because he said he has tried all the loose powders in the market and this was the best of them all so he’s right!

– Favourite Concealer/ Highlighter: Lo’real Lucent Magique Light Touch-Up Pen. I wear the Light shade.
= I usually put some of this under my eyes to brighten up my dark circles a bit, on redness and pimples to cover it a bit. It’s not the best concealer on its own because the coverage is very little but it highlights well. I’m still searching for the best concealer for dark circles and redness. Before this I was using Benefit’s Erase Paste in Medium and it’s really good but I don’t like the packaging.

– Favourite Blush: The Face Shop Face it Baked Shimmer Blusher in 02 Coral Aura.
= I love this! It’s not too shimmery and after swirling your blush brush with all those colours, it creates a very pretty peachy pink blush. I like it that you can use some of the colours as eyeshadows and highlights as well.

– Favourite Eyeliners: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black, Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Cuff and Heavy Rotation Gel Pencil Eyeliner in N21 Brown.

= I would call these eye liners music festival-proof because it doesn’t budge even there’s sweat or water. For the Stila eyeliner, I like the felt tip cause it is narrow enough that I can draw thin lines and the colour payoff is dark. For the Urban Decay eyeliner, I use it to line the inner corner of my eyes and smudge it cause it really helps to brighten up my eyes.

– Favourite Eyeshadows: Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow in 25 Bad to the Bronze & Anna Sui Mousse Eye Shadow in E 01.

 

= I love how I can wear these 2 shades just on its own. I am still not skilled in creating that outer V on my eyelids so I just wear one shade most of the time. Plus, these two shades can last long without creasing and that’s really good cause I have oily eyelids and without primer it still lasts.

– Favourite Eyebrow Pencil: Empro Triangular Brow Pencil in E3 Golden Brown.
= Got this from my mum and it has been my go-to brow pencil ever since then. I like how easy it is to use and it comes with a comb as well.

– Favourite Mascara: ZA Perfect Action Mascara Waterproof in BK 999 and Heavy Rotation Heroine Make: Long and Curl Mascara .
= The ZA mascara lengthens and gives my lashes more volume without too much clumping. It doesn’t smudge after a whole day. I bought this cause I hated the Maybelline Rocket mascara that I had cause it smudges and it’s not waterproof. So I got lucky I found something good! I used the Heavy Rotation mascara and I love it! It lengthens my lashes really well and it’s waterproof and smudge-free too! I didn’t buy a new one so I don’t have pictures of it but here’s a picture I got from Google.

– Favourite Eyelash Curler: Brigitte Eyelash Curler in Pink.
= I admit, I got this eyelash curler because it was pink! Brigitte is a Japanese cosmetic brand which I found in the pharmacy in Jusco, Mid Valley. It had the word ‘No. 1’ on its packaging so I gave it a go and it’s a pretty good curler! I think it could be on par with Shu Eumura’s award winning eyelash curler. It’s cheaper that’s for sure and it’s pink! It even comes in another colour like mint green.

– Favourite Lip Pencil: Essence Lipliner in 10 Femme Fatale.

= This is not only cheap (RM10) but it’s very creamy and the colour is gorgeous! It was actually an impulse buy because it was so cheap and I was searching for drugstore lip liners to try out. Best buy ever! I wore it on its own and people asked what lipstick I was wearing and I wasn’t wearing any lipstick at all. Only downside is it bleeds a bit so you need to make it neater with foundation or concealer.

– Favourite Lipsticks: 3CE Lip Colour in 306 XOXO and Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in 025 Peach Parfait.

= 3CE from Stylenanda was all the rage at one point last year so I managed to get my hands on a few stuff from them and one of it is this lipstick. It was my first red lipstick and it started my love for red lipsticks! As for the Revlon Lip Butter, I just love the colour and how it doesn’t make my lips dry. Also because Emma Stone was wearing it. I saw her wearing a fuschia lip gloss so I am so getting that next!

– Favourite Lipbalms: Maybelline Baby Lips SPF 20 Lip Balm and Baby Lips Colour in Coral Flush.
= It started with the lip balm and I was hooked! Then I tried the tinted ones and I got hooked on to that as well! These balms really moisturized my lips and it doesn’t make my lips flaky like some other lip balms. The smell is great too!

So that’s the end of my beauty favourites from 2013! Phew, that’s was a tough decision. I can’t wait to see what we’re gonna get this year in the beauty market in Malaysia. I am upset that Rimmel is no longer available in the drugstores here! I was looking forward to try Rimmel’s Kate Moss lipsticks and the Apocalips collection. Please bring Rimmel back to Malaysia!!!

I made steamed potatoes and poached egg on toast today for brunch! The poached egg was a disaster, I thought I was suppose to swirl the water and pour the egg in but the swirling made the egg whites segregate into little white lumps instead of sticking to the yolk. I’m going to try to make poached egg again tomorrow! I MUST MASTER THE ART OF POACHED EGGS!