Cubecrate July Mystery Box

It's another mystery box from Cubecrate! Can't believe it was more than 6 months ago when I first get to know about Cubecrate. How time flies!

In conjunction with Hari Raya, Wunderbath has introduced a series of pretty-looking soaps that were inspired by this auspicious festive. All the products at Wunderbath are vegan, cruelty-free, Paraben free and hand-made in small batches. This kuih-muih soap is just too cute!

I've heard about Dirty Benefits some time ago, but never get to try them. They are an all-natural skincare brand, and are famous for their coffee scrub. Instead of the Classic Obsession Coffee Scrub, I had their Coconut Confession Coffee Scrub.

The goodness of coffee add on with the benefits of cold pressed coconut oil! I'll start using this soon once I finish up my current body scrub.

Super cute kuih lapis keychain from Minibites. They offer very unique and cute food-theme jewelries and accessories using polymer clay. A perfect gift to give someone, especially if he or she is a foodie!

Be it skincare or food, Cubecrate has been sending out amazing and interesting items in their boxes and I'm always looking forward to receiving their mystery box. To know more about Cubecrate and their updates, do drop by their website and/or follow both their Facebook and Instagram.

2016 Winter Trip at Perth @ Australia: Fremantle!

One of my favourite places to go in Perth is Fremantle. Apart from varieties of eateries at the place, I love to stroll around the town and admire the colonial buildings in the area.

It's like walking back through time.

The Round House is the oldest remaining building in Western Australia, and it was once a jail. The place is now open to public and the entrance fee is by donation. The Round House is a perfect spot to have a nice view of Fremantle.

The street view from The Round House.

The beautiful Bathers Beach view from The Round House.

I love the beach and just can't get enough of them - even during cold winter time!

Came across this beautiful studio - Glen Cowans Photography. It is a fine art underwater photography where you'll see lots of beautiful underwater photos that will make you fall in love with the deep blue ocean. If you are lucky, you might bump into the friendly photographer himself and his gorgeous wife.

I actually went back to the studio twice and got myself a necklace (AUD$ 25). Fell in love with this photo the instant I laid my eyes in it!

Coincidentally, there was an Aboriginal Art & Culture Mini Market going on when we revisited the place.

It's time for Roo again!!!

Joe had the Roo Stew (AUD$ 6) while I had the Roo Wrap (AUD$ 6). A tad under-seasoned but the kangaroo meat was gamey and tender, and the hot stew was perfect during cold winter day.

One other place that is a must visit when in Fremantle has to be the Fremantle Market. The market only opens from Friday to Sunday. A typical market where you can find local produce and some other interesting gifts and items.

Found this stall in the market - Black Cherries Espresso. There was a long queue at the stall.

The Flat White (AUD$ 4) was smooth and had stronger taste than most of the coffee I've had in Perth.

While waiting for our coffee to be ready, we saw a long queue at What The Bao and decided to give it a try too. Joe had the Singapore Chili Soft Shell Crab (AUD$ 10). The bun was soft and fluffy and they were generous in giving the whole soft shell crab but we can't really taste the heat from the chili. Also, AUD$ 10 for a bun was a bit pricey though...

Korean Bulgogi (AUD$ 8). Beef slices coated in creamy sauce. The bun was good but it doesn't shout Korean to me.

Went back the market the second time and I was looking for something hearty, and that's when I saw Eat Street WA. Locating next to Black Cherries Espresso, Eat Street WA offers street food such as paella. There are 2 sizes to choose from - Regular and Large, and I had a regular for the Chicken, Chorizo and Corn Paella (AUD$ 10). It took about 15-20 minutes for the paella to be ready. Chicken meat was tender, generous with chorizo but the downside was the under-cooked rice. The rice could probably use another 5 minutes to be fully cooked.

Despite it being super cold windy day, I was craving for cold drinks. I saw a number of people holding walking around with this drink and I went looking for the stall. Roo Tea is a local family-owned business and they uses organic ingredients to make their tea. I had the Organic Lemon Myrtle & Rose, which tasted lemony but not over-acidic and had a nice hint sweetness.

If you love designers and artistic stuff, you'll probably be having lots of fun shopping around Fremantle.

Another round of coffee before dinner!

First stop, the Red Cherries Coffee Bar at The Piazza South Terrace and ordered a Latte (AUD$ 4).

Next stop, my Dirty Chai from Eleven Squares also located at The Piazza South Terrace. The staffs were super friendly and the chai was hot and strong - perfecto!

It's somehow a customary to have some fish & chips whenever I'm in Perth, and Cicerellos is one of the favourite places to have chippy.

Traditional Fish & Chips (AUD$ 15). The fish was fresh and flaky, and the batter was light and crispy. Sprinkled some salt for seasoning and a squeeze of lemon juice to freshen up the dish. We enjoyed our dinner while looking over the docks, but were looking out for seagulls at the same time too. There were LOTS of them flying around and eyeing for leftover food!

Took a slow walk around the area before calling it a day. Love the colour of the sky when the sun was setting, it was beautiful.

Realash Eyelash Enhancer + BROW: Results After 30 Days

About a month ago, I've written an unboxing post on Realash Eyelash Enhancer and BROW by Realash. I would not go into details on the products, but you are more than welcome to read here if you want to know more about Realash.

The Eyelash Enhancer is said to add volume and length to your lashes, and enhance their overall appearances so they will look simply gorgeous. After trying out for slightly more than a month, I very fond of the product. The application is very easy - like how you would draw your eyeliner, and it doesn't irritate the eyes at all!

Product: Eyelash Enhancer
Price: RM 190

Next, we shall move to the BROW by Realash.

The conditioner contains active peptides which condition, strengthen and stimulate hair growth. BROW also contains ginseng extract that improves blood flow in skin and strengthen hair matrix.

The results...

Can't really see a drastic difference from the length but I noticed my lashes do not fall that much anymore. On the other hand, I could more visible results for my brows.

Product: BROW by Realash
Price: RM 170

Overall, I'm very satisfied with both products from Realash. Not only they are gentle on the eye area, but they seems to be working so far. However, I believe it takes couple of months to truly see any drastic differences.

To purchase the products, go to For more information on Realash, do visit their website and follow both their Facebook and Instagram. Till then... stay pretty, ladies!

Li Restaurant @ Damansara Jaya - A Warm and Friendly Cafe

Couple of months ago, Joe and I decided to start hunting for new eateries to dine in over weekend and I came across Li Restaurant from Time Out KL.

Li Restaurant is a located opposite Atria Shopping Gallery and this comfy cafe serves classic kopitiam/local food with a modern twist. Stepping into Li, I really like the bright and warm ambiance that it gives out.

Sourdough with Butter & Kaya (RM 3.90). The sourdough was made in-house. Crispy edge and moist, it certainly has a perfect texture.

The kaya is made in-house too! Smooth with the hint of aromatic pandan flavours yet not too sweet. Joe wiped it clean with his sourdough!

Gemelli, Mushroom Vegetable Ragout, and Sourdough Crumbs (RM 14.90). This was an off-menu dish and the word "mushroom" caught my attention immediately. It was a bowl of al dente pasta that's packed with earthy mushroom flavours. I noticed they have revamped their menu and added this dish into their new menu.

Pasta with Slow Cooked Pork (RM 16.90). A seemingly simple dish, but it was flavourful. The slow cooked pork was juicy and tender. Due to the egg yolk, the pasta was on the creamier side, but I really like how to acidity of the pickled chilies cut through the creaminess.

Flat White (RM 11). Fairly strong and aromatic, the flat white was a decent cuppa.

Their menu might be as extensive and the place might not very instagrammable, but the food at Li are certainly worth a visit. In fact, I've actually went back a second time with my mom.

Address: 47, Jalan SS 22/23 Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: 11.30am to 9.30pm (Tuesday to Friday)
                                           10.30am to 9.30pm (Saturday)
                                           10.30am to 5pm (Sunday)
Contact: +603 7733 7692

For more information on Li, do follow their Facebook and Instagram.

2016 Winter Trip at Perth @ Australia - A Day at the City

Over the years, I've been telling myself to start working on my travel post whenever I'm back from a trip. Sadly, I never did find the time to do so. After such a long time, I finally get to start my very first travel post from my Perth trip! This is my 2nd time to Perth, but it's my first winter at Perth. Joe's as well. =)

We took a late night flight (11.05pm) from KLIA2 and landed in Perth early in the morning. It was freaking cold, especially with the wind blowing.
Since we were early (our check-in time was 8am), we decided to grab some coffee to warm ourselves up. Next to our arrival hall (T1) there's a cafe - 6000 Acres. A very cosy cafe with lots of greenery, and very friendly staffs. They have toasties, muesli and light bites on their menu but since it's too early for me to eat, I had a flat white instead.

The flat white might not be as strong, but it was still a good cup of aromatic coffee.

Initially, we wanted to take the bus to our accommodation in Perth but it was too troublesome. So, we decided to take the taxi instead. It only took us about 15-20 minutes to our accommodation and cost us AUD$ 31. To our surprised, it cost about the same from taking the bus, which was AUD$ 15/person.

A very nice and quiet neighbourhood.

Found this one room apartment from Airbnb for RM 2494 (8N9D). A very cosy place to stay in Perth, and the owner Cate was super friendly and helpful. There's a butcher just across the apartment named Mondo. They have a wide selection of meat and we bought our kangaroo fillet ($11.20) from them.

After unpacking some of our stuff, we went out to explore the neighbourhood and have our breakfast.
Photo credit: Joe
Had our breakfast at Finlay & Sons No.917. The cafe was packed, even for an early Friday morning. We managed to grab a seat by the window and couldn't wait to go through their menu.

Sweet Muffin (AUD$ 4.50). Crispy crust and moist, the muffin wasn't too bad. However, it would be better if the muffin had been warmed up.

Joe ordered a Latte (AUD$ 3.90) and I had the Flat White (AUD$ 3.90). The coffee could be stronger though.

Soft Baked Truffle Eggs and Soldiers (AUD$ 14.00). The eggs were cooked perfectly and love the aromatic truffle in it! Couldn't help it but to wipe it clean with the crunchy toast.

A simple Eggs on Toast (AUD$ 13) for me. Nothing to shout about and I really preferred the Soldiers.

One of the must-go places whenever I'm in Australia is Guzman Y Gomez. A fast food chain selling Mexican food such as burritos, tacos and nachos. Lucky for us, there's one located at Mt. Lawley and pretty near to where we stay!

My all-time favourite - Spicy Pork Burrito Bowl (AUD$ 11.90). Despite the wrap was really soft and nice, I personally find that eating out from a wrap is very messy. So, I'd prefer a bowl instead. You can choose to have either chicken, pork, steak, fish or vegetarian, and your preferred spicy level too.

Joe had the Pork Burrito (AUD$ 11.90) with mild level of spiciness. The wrap was really warm and soft!

Instead of renting a car, we decided to rely on their public transport to move around Perth. To be honest, it's really convenient and the buses were always on time! The down side? We had to walk all the way to the CBD to purchase a Transperth Card (similar to our Touch n' Go) at Perth Station. It was a 45 minutes walk!

Despite the long way, it gave us the opportunity to explore the area for a bit.

Beautiful Western Australian Museum. Sadly, they were doing some upgrading to the place so we did not have the chance to visit.

The beautiful Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Finally managed to get our Transperth card after a loooooong walk to CBD! It's time to explore

It's super convenient to commute via the buses as they are always on time. Apart from the time schedule listed at the bus stop, you can actually install the Transperth app on your phone. We used that to check the timing of the buses as well as the travelling distance to our destination.