Friday, 1 August 2014

[Review] Miss Hana Waterproof Gel Eyeliner (Stardust)

Thanks to Natta Cosme, I got the chance to review on Miss Hana again - Miss Hana Waterproof Gel Eyeliner (Stardust)! Check out my previous review on Miss Hana here.



This time, I was given 02 Galaxy Black and 04 Golden Brown to try out.

How good is the eyeliner? Continue reading:
  1. Evenly coloured and achieved colour full excellent natural lines to create 3 dimensional deep eyes!
  2. Easy to use, perfect to fill the liner
  3. Extremely waterproof removable - long time anti-sweat, anti-tears, and maintain a whole day without smudges!

I really love the packaging a lot. Sweet pink in colour, which is very lady like.


The application is really very easy and smooth, even for a first timer like me.



You can easily create the perfect liner that for different occasion.

My thoughts on the eyeliner?



Waterproof? Definitely!



 
I took the "Before" photos early in the morning before going for work, and the "After" photos almost 12 hours later. You can see that the smudges are quite minimal, and also the colours still stay on. I really like the eyeliner a lot! Though it has the name "stardust", but the shimmers are not overwhelming, and can be wear during the day. The eyeliner is selling at RM34.90 at Natta Cosme.
 
http://www.nattacosme.com
 
For my readers, I have a good news for you! Natta Cosme is having a 20% off for Miss Hana Gel Eyeliner. Just simple key in "MHES 20" during purchase. The code is valid until 31st August 2014.
 


Thursday, 31 July 2014

Foodie Trip: Muar & Malacca

My family and I went back to Muar about 2 weeks ago to pay respect to my late grandfather. Apart from having gathering with my best friends, the other thing I must do is to savour the food! I've recommended a few places in my previous post here and here. Check them out!

1. Ah Ngee 煮炒


 
They have been operating for over 40 years and my family and I have patronize the place (not too sure if you can called it a restaurant..) ever since we were young. The owners are acquaintances of my grandparents. If you are not a local, it might be a little bit challenging to locate the place, as they do not have a signboard. They actually converted the side of their house into an eatery.


The founder of the eatery. He's no more active in the kitchen, but his son has taken over the responsibility of preparing the food.

Mee Sua
The mee sua is a must order for us. Mee sua is a very thin variety of salted Chinese noodles made from wheat flour. It is a very simple dish, with only some pork, prawns and vegetables. The gravy is so flavourful that we'll always order double portion for this. Not a single drop of gravy will go do waste!

Omelette with Oysters
Another favourite dish of mine in Muar - Omelette with Oysters. Unlike the ones I get in PJ or KL, these are more starchy instead of crispy. You can request to have less starch if you find it is too much for your taste.

Stir Fried Fish Fillet with Ginger and Spring Onions
My brother like this dish a lot. The fish fillet were fried to crispy and stir fried with ginger, spring onions, carrots and some greens.
 

Braised Pork
A dish that's getting harder to find, especially when you are looking for a decent braised pork. The meat wasn't too dry, and was perfect to go with a bowl of white rice.
 
Stir Fried Vegetables
After we were done with brunch, my coffee craving started to kick in.
 
2. Heng Mui Kopitiam
 
 
A small and simple old school kopitiam (coffe shop). We were there early before the crowd started pouring in.

 
I particularly like these old school coffee shop. This is the kind of place to go, if you want some authentic local coffee - just a personal thought.


The Hainanese coffee and tea are superb - both were so aromatic!


Although we just had our brunch before this, but their kaya was so good that we just have to order 1 slice of toast. FYI, because the kaya is home-made and no preservatives, hence you can't keep them for too long.

3. Quan Wei Restaurant 全味亚参鱼

Assam Fish (RM 51.30)
Some of you might not like Muar's version of assam fish, as it is more soupy. The piping hot, spicy and sour soup is so appetizing and it's the perfect dish to start off your meal. The fish are fresh too. Compare to their original store at Parit Jawa (Restoran Chun Hui 全妃亞參魚(亞答屋), theirs are less spicier. However, you can always request to make it extra spicy. FYI, our fish was slightly expensive as we took a medium size red snapper.

Stir Fried Sotong with Pranws (RM 23)
The stir fried squid and prawns with dark soya sauce was another must-have for us too!

Pan Fried Squid (RM 20)
A simple but addictive dish. Squid pan fried to perfection and if you like some heat to it, just dip your squid into the spicy dark soya sauce.


Seafood Toufu (RM 10)
 The toufu were ok, smooth enough but wasn't my favourite dish of the night.

Sweet Potato Leaves (RM 6)
My favourite vegetable - if only it was stir fried with sambal belacan!

Fried Eggs (RM 4)
It looked like simple fried eggs, but the moment we broke open the egg - yolk came oozing out!

Our total dinner bill came to RM124.50 for 5 pax. Not too bad, since we ordered 3 seafood dishes.

Address: No 6, Jalan Perdana 12, Taman Junid Perdana, Jalan Abdul Rahman, 84000 Muar, Johor
Contact: +606 951 2788

On our first day back to Muar, we actually drove all the way to Malacca just to have their satay celup.

4. Kingtu Restaurant


It seems like Kingtu Restaurant started selling satay celup way before places like Capitol Satay Celup. It really is not easy to find the place, as the restaurant is located out of the town area.


We were there early (there was only 1 table before us), and we started to choose our favourites. ^_^


Since young, I'm never a fan of satay celup because I find the gravy nothing special. However, this pot of gravy changed my mind! The aromatic peanuts and slight sweetness of the gravy - was really nice. For the first time, I did not bother to hunt for soya sauce while having satay celup.



Cockles

 
 
We took a few of the seafood - cockles, squids and prawns - and they were fresh.


I don't remember how many sticks we had that night, but with RM0.70/stick (some have multiple sticks on), our total bill was less than RM100 for 5 person. Compare to Capitol Satay Celup or others in the town area, they might not have too much varieties; but I prefer their gravy more.

Operating Hours:
Sun, Wed-Fri (7pm-12am)
Sat (7pm-1am)
Closed on Mon & Tue

Address: No 9, Jalan CU4, Taman Cheng Utama, Melaka 75250, Malacca
Contact: 012-606 8805 (Andy Lim)

 

[Review] Maybelline White Superfresh UV Cake Powder

I'm sure you are familiar with the name Maybelline, and you'd probably have seen their latest product on their display shelve - Maybelline White Superfresh Long Lasting UV Cake Powder SPF34 PA+++! Thanks to Lion & Lion, I was given a chance to try out this product.



I like the packaging a lot - simple and clean.

 

The shade I was given was 02 Nude Beige. I was a little worry the shade might be too dark for my skin, as I usually go for natural or light. To my surprise, it work just fine on me. Personally, I felt the horizontal design (wider mirror) ease up application while looking into the mirror.

How good is this cake powder? It claims to:
  1. Leaves behind an ultra-smooth surface on the skin
  2. Speed up sweat drying and evaporation so skin remains clean - no longer need touch-ups!
  3. Long lasting freshness and UV protection up till 12 hours
  4. Pores don't get clogged up with its lightweight formula
So, how do I feel about the product?
 
 
I like how light-weighted the powder is on my skin. I could barely feel that I have apply on make-up.
 
 
 
My skin has smoothen out, and the coverage was actually quite good. It managed to cover up my acne scars. The best part is, my skin did not feel oily end of the day, and I hardly need to do my touch-ups. This has now officially became my daily make-up must have!
 
The price is at RM23.90/9gm, and refills at RM11.90. You can get in most pharmacies nationwide.
 
For more information:
 
 
 


Thursday, 24 July 2014

SmarterShop88: Save More!

Thanks to SmarterShop88, I was given 4 samples from their product list to try out. SmarterShop88 offers wholesale low prices and multi-items discount on their products.



1. Collagen Crystal Eye Bag Mask.


When I got hold of the eye mask, the first thing I noticed was the amount of the essence in the package. So, what can this eye mask do:
  1. Prevent and reduce dark circles
  2. Removes puffiness
  3. Refine aging

The mask contain Coenzyme Q10  - which has potent antioxidant effect. Although our cells are able to produce this by ourselves, however, as we age, the production of Q10 tapers off; and our skin will start to age.


I like the texture of the mask. It's so jelly-like!


After placing the mask around the eyes area, all I need to do is sit back and relax for 15 minutes while waiting for my skin absorb all the goodness of the essence. ^_^


I'd prefer to put on mask right after my shower, as the pores will be open and will tend to absorb the essence easily.

You are supposed to apply the mask for 14 days in order to see the results. Since I've only applied it once, I can't really comment much on this. However, I like the feeling of the mask on my skin.


2. Shiseido Black/White/Orange Mask II Sensitive Skin Care

 
Sensitive skin care - exactly what my skin needed.


I was looking for the instructions for the mask, but unfortunately they were all in Japanese. So, I did some research online.


I tried out the Shiseido Face White Mask. The mask has a glue-like texture, so I would advice you to use a spatula to scoop the mask out of the packaging. It would definitely be less messier if you scoop everything out into a small bowl before applying it.

If you are having pigmentations and dull skin problems, you might want to try out this mask. Developed by Shiseido laboratories all the way in Japan, the mask is especially helpful in whitening, revitalising you skin, with anti-aging effects. Also, it prevent dark spots, sun spots, black heads, and pimples, decreasing pore size, reducing wrinkles, enhancing skin collagen regeneration, renewing elasticity, resulting in soft and smooth skin.

The application of the mask is really easy, but you might need a longer time while doing it as it takes slightly longer for the mask to dry up:
  1. Dry your face after cleansing it, and gently apply the mask evenly over your face (avoid your hairlines, areas around eyes, lips and eyebrows).
  2. Leave on for 30 minutes or until completely dried before peeling off gently. A gentle reminder, peel in the direction from your chin to your forehead. Apply toner and your daily skin care products.
I can see my face brightened up a little after using the mask, and they don't look so dull anymore.

3. Shiseido Black Peel-Off Mask


This is another peel-off mask, to remove impurities and blackheads, skin-tightening, pore minimizing, and whitening. Once again, it is advisable to use a spatula to apply the mask. Apply the mask for 30 minutes or until it dries up and ready to be peeled-off.

4. Shiseido Naturgo Mask


It can efficiently removed dead skin, white and blackheads.

Although these peel-off masks are really effective, but if you have a sensitive skin like mine, I'd advise not to use them too often.

There are more products in SmarterShop88 and you can got their Facebook to check them out! They have really fast delivery service. I received my orders on the next day, after confirming my orders the day before.

For more information:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smartershop88/timeline
Website: http://SmarterShop.Lelong.my
Contact: +6016-553 5101

Address: Jalan Adenium 2G/5, 48300 Serendah