Unboxing August Mystery Box with Cubecrate - Handmade with Love


Here's another unboxing with Cubecrate on their August mystery box. All the items in the box are handmade with love, and they are very practical for me.

Simple but all of these are made with love!

Lovely handmade customize bow hair clip from Bonbons. It's so simple, elegant and pretty! The products they create are mainly from ribbons, and they provide customized service to hear hair accessories for themed birthdays or bridesmaids.

Grapefruit Cooler Lipbalm from J&E Botanicals. Established in 2016 by 2 ladies who are on the journey of leading a better and more natural lifestyle. They have put together a few handcrafted home and personal essentials by using plant-based and herbal ingredients.

The lipbalm has very light texture and does't leave sticky residue on the lips. For someone with really sensitive lips, I did not have any problems using this lipbalm. Furthermore, I like the mild scent a lot.

Peppermint Essential Oil from Ilsa Soap Wagon. Their handmade soaps are made in small batches to ensure the quality of each batch, cut and wrapped by hand. Their products are vegan and never tested on animal. Ilsa Soap Wagon get its name from the word "Asli", which means original in Malay. They take their namesake very seriously, and all of their products are made using natural ingredients.

The peppermint essential oil has a strong but refreshing minty aroma. This essential oil came in just in time for me. Due to the crazy weather recently, I'm experiencing block-nose, especially during the night. It's very soothing for me when I inhale the essential to clear up the blockage. Apart from this, it provides calming effects on mind and body too. Peppermint oil is good for mental fatigue and depression, refreshing the spirit and stimulating mental agility and improving concentration.

Instead of inhaling it, you can either:

a) pour a few drops into your bath tub, soak yourself in it and enjoy a relaxing bath.
b) pour a few drops into your facial steam
c) use it for massages
d) use in along with a diffuser

Along with their August box, Cubecrate is also launching a wine subscription! With hundreds of imported wine from all over the world, you get to surprise yourself and try out new wine every month!

You can subscribe to Cubecrate from as low as RM35. To know more about Cubecrate and their updates, drop by their Website, and follow both their Facebook and Instagram.

Get Slim with Centa Svelte Slender Jelly - Acai Berry Jelly

Is it your dream or goal to be slim? If so, you are not alone in this journey. Almost everyone wants to be slim, but this is not something that could happen overnight. On the other hand, it requires a lot of hard work. If you have been on a slimming journey for some time or a newbie in this, I'm sure working out is one of your options. I've been through that and realized that sometimes, supplements in the markets do help with the process too.

Recently, I came across Centa Svelte Slender Jelly - a slimming product formulated in Switzerland. The product is certified by Swiss Institute of Quality Standards and also a proud winner of Double Gold Medal in Geneva Invention 2011.

So, what are the benefits of the jelly?

  • Burn Fat
  • Prevent Fat Formation
  • Promote Active Metabolism
  • Boost Immunity
  • Reduce Hunger Pangs
  • Drain Toxins
Not only these are the benefits, but the jelly is also gelatin-free, made with natural ingredients and no additives or preservatives.

The ingredients are listed at the back of each of the sachet: Garcinia Cambogia Extract, Young Honey Orange Extract, Acai Berry Extract, L-Carnitine, and Purple Tea.

The expiry date.

There are 20 sachets in a box:

  1. Consume 1 sachet before breakfast and 1 before dinner.
  2. Drink a glass of water (300ml) with each strip,
  3. Must be consumed immediately after opening the sachet.

The Acai Berry Jelly is very bouncy and has a softer texture. The taste is quite pleasant and reminded me a lot of sour plum. However, the sourness is very mild and has a hint of sweetness to it.

I've been consuming the jelly for 10 days - once in the morning before breakfast and one more sachet before my dinner. To be very honest, I don't really see any weight difference but I noticed the frequency of me running for the toilet has increase. I'm pretty sure it is draining all the toxins in my body. Luckily, despite all the bowel movements, there weren't any pain or discomfort.

If you want to see more visible results, you'll definitely need to consume more than 1 box of the jelly.

With a box of 20 sachets, the Centa Svelte Slender Jelly is selling at RM 95.30, and the product is available in Watsons and Guardians Malaysia.

To know more about Centa Svelte Slender Jelly, do drop by their Facebook.

BLOOM by The Westin Kuala Lumpur - Mooncake Gift Box with DIY Terrarium Kit

It's the time of the year again, where almost everyone will be busy picking and sending out mooncake to their family and friends. Over the years, varieties of mooncake have evolved to more than just simple lotus paste with single yolk. The packaging is getting much more creative as well.

Among all of the mooncake gift sets, The Westin Kuala Lumpur certainly set themselves apart with their 2016 BLOOM Gift Box. Understand the hectic working lifestyle of people nowadays; they have come up with an innovative gift box where you can now have greens in your office!

What make BLOOM so special? Apart from only having 3000 pieces of these boxes, the gift box comes with a pack of DIY planting kit where you can plant and decorate your own terrarium. It took the team months of hard work to finalize with the design of the box, as well as sourcing for quality supplier for the terrarium kit. On top of the terrarium, the box can be used as storage too! Personally, I could definitely use this as a storage box for my accessories.

Apart from the packaging, the mooncake itself has to taste good too. Westin Kuala Lumpur has introduced a selection of 8 traditional baked mooncake, and we had the chance to try some of them out.
Pure Red Bean Paste
Lotus Paste with Single Yolk
Low Sugar Plain White Lotus Paste
Green Tea
Pearl of Prosperity
Five Sen5es Assorted Nuts Mixture
The pastry and paste has a balance ratio, and coming from someone who doesn't have a sweet-tooth, the sweetness of the mooncake was just nice. If you or anyone you know has always enjoy the assorted nuts mixture, the Five Sen5es Assorted Nuts Mixture is a must try.

It was so sweet of them to prepare some desserts for us to pair with the mooncakes.

After sampling the mooncake, it's time to DIY some terrarium!

The planting kit comes with a step-by-step instruction.

Bags of materials needed to go into making the terrarium.

Step 1 - pour in the Hydro Balls.

Step 2 - Activated Carbon.

Step 3 - Sphagnum Moss.

Soak the moss in a bowl of water.

Squeeze out the water from the moss and spread it evenly at the side of the box.

Step 4 - Evenly spread out the UGC Mix Potting Soil. The soil is a special formula of Urban Green Cabin. Just lightly spread the soil out and DO NOT compress it. Use your imagination to create/contour the soil!

The planting kit only comes with a pack of Decorative Pebbles. These babies would do great if you are a minimalist and want to keep your terrarium simple. However, if you want to be more creative you may drop by Urban Green Cabin to know more!

Here is all where the fun starts!

Thanks for Urban Green Cabin for sponsoring all these decorative accessories!

For a first-timer, I'd say I've done quite an ok job on my terrarium. LOL~~~~

Last but not least, sow the Japanese Pearl Grass Seeds evenly onto the soil and sprinkle water onto it. You don't need a lot of water, so just make sure the water level is just at the Hydro Balls level and you are good to go.

Finally, put the terrarium into one of the plastic bags and keep it in the bag for 7 days.

My terrarium after 7 days!

Get to decorate one more terrarium and I did a simple one instead. Ain't the sheep cute?!

A huge thank you to the instructors from Urban Green Cabin for guiding us and helping us with our ideas. There were lots of laughter during the events, and it was definitely a crazily-fun afternoon!

Want to experience the fun yourself? Why not get a box of the gift set and start decorating your terrarium while snacking on mooncake?

You may purchase the BLOOM Gift Box from Five Sen5es at Level 1 @ The Westin Kuala Lumpur (except Mondays). The restaurant's operation hours are 10am to 10pm from Tuesday to Sunday.

BLOOM Mooncake Box of 2 (RM 75)
BLOOM Mooncake Box of 4 (RM 110)

You may enjoy 15% discount if you are a member of Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) or when you dine in Beyond Dining.

Alternatively, you can also purchase them from the "A Mid-Autumn Feast" trade show at Pavilion KL Centre Court, Level 2.

To know more about BLOOM by Westin Kuala Lumpur or to order, please contact the hotel at +603 2773 8338 or email them at westindining@westin.com.

Interested in decorating your own terrarium? Get in touch with Urban Green Cabin!

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.