Monday, September 28, 2015

[Tips] Must-Have Basic Make Up Products ❤

Most of the women can never be separated from makeup as it helps to boost up the confidence level and stay pretty any time you want. Since there are many brands available in the market, I am pretty sure that every woman has their preferred brand which they will stay loyal to.


However, every woman will never miss out owning the basic makeup items in their own makeup bags. If you wish to know what are the basic make up must-haves that every beauty lovers own, check them out below: 

1. Concealer 
It's important to have concealer before applying any foundation as it is used to cover up blemishes and imperfections on the face. This will help to create a flawless look.



2. Foundation 
It is very important as it helps your makeup to stay in place for long hours. Of course you do not want to redo your makeup every hour since it will take so much of your time. Always apply foundation before anything else. For me, I choose to apply BB Cushion which creates a flawless and natural looking effect on the skin. Remember to choose the right shade for your skin tone as you do not want to look too dark or too fair with the foundation. 



3. Lip Balm 
Lip balm are the must-have item even for women who hardly play with makeup as it can enhance your look by making your lips more plump and hydrated. You can always opt for tinted lip balm for those who does not like to apply lipsticks. 



4. Lipstick
You can opt for neutral nudes for a natural look or appear little feminine with a pinkish lipstick shade when you are at work. If you want to appear bold and fierce, red lipsticks will always do the trick. 



4. Foundation Powder 
This foundation powder is used to set your makeup to make your skin looking matte all day long. For those who have oily skin, this foundation powder will be an essential step in your makeup routine to ensure that T-zone area does not look oily the whole day. Try to pat some powder on areas which are oily especially T-zone. 



4. Eyeliner
Ladies who have smaller eyes will find eyeliner a handy makeup item as it helps to create a wider eye look. There are many eyeliner styles that you can attempt such was the natural simple tint, the cat eye look or a smokey dramatic appeal. Eyeliner will definitely enhance your eyes and it's definitely one of the basic makeup item to apply before stepping out of the house. 



So here are some of the must-have items in my makeup routine and I hope that it does help you girls out there with these simple tips. Thank you for reading this! I'll try to come out with new post soon. 





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Friday, September 25, 2015

[Part 1] Behind-The-Scenes Tour by Resort World Genting ❤

It was a long weekend and I had decided to go to Genting Highlands with a bunch of bloggers to enjoy the cool breeze of Genting Highlands. It's been many years since I have been to Genting and finally I got to go up again! 

As usual, while waiting for the rest, I took a selfie with my Zalora sunnies! :P
We gathered at One Utama bus terminal and went there by bus arranged by Resort World Genting. Here's a little secret to share with my readers. I always afraid to take bus and the last time I took bus was 4 years ago. This is because I have motion sickness especially when I sit on the bus. *shhhhhh*

Anyway back to the topic, I got down from the bus as soon as we reached the area and was given a warm welcome from Wei En and the team. We were given a short introduction on what we were expecting throughout this short trip. 


The agenda started off with Behind-The-Scenes tour whereby we got to take a sneak peek into Resort World Genting's daily operations and learn more about the resort. We had the opportunity to explore a side of the resort that only a few have ever seen. 

We started off by touring around the Genting International Showroom. This is the place where our technical experts took us through the management of back stage, lighting and sound control involved during a show or event. This also served as an eye opener visit to bloggers who are looking forward to learn something hands-on. 


Next up, we visited the First World's Hotel laundry which is the largest hotel laundry in Malaysia. I was amazed when I looked at the laundry as  it covers an area of 26,000 square feet and produces up to 30 tons of linens per day! *jaw drop*


First step is to collect the soiled linen. Next is to strip beds, towels from bathrooms and table linen from restaurant. After that, place the linen in the soiled linen cart for transportation to the laundry. Linen then must be sorted out  prior to process to enhance the efficiency of the cleaning process. 

Weighing and loading washer is the next step whereby an appropriate amount of soiled linen will be loaded into the washer. Do take note that overloading can cause poor wash quality and increased rejects. It can also cause fabric to damage and excessive utility consumption. Remember to wash hands and wear clean rubber gloves prior to unloading clean laundry. 

Look at the giant iron feeder! 
Finally you can unload the clean linen into Clean Linen Cart and load dryers to appropriate load weight and process time. Items which are dried for too long can be damaged or discoloured. The idea drying temperature is 65 degree Celsius for 35 minute and cool down time of 10 mins. Remember to clean the filters regularly. Clean linen then has to be stored in clean linen facility or placed in mobile cart for redistribution to the end users. Storage room should be dry all the time. 


They also provide services for the guests which guests can have their clothes washed, folded and wrapped in a bag as if you just bought new set of clothes. We got to experience  and witness on how to operate the iron feeder and learn to fold a shirt like a professional. 


After all the walking, we finally get to eat!! LOL! We got to explore 'See, Do and Eat Workshop' in this tour. In this workshop, we got to make our delicious bento with their chefs and also create  doughnut masterpiece with different toppings and fillings. 


There were chocolate and blueberry fillings other than strawberries, grapes and some chocolate toppings for us to create our own doughnut. (:

Here's a photo of myself with my doughnut masterpiece. (:
I had a chance to make my own bento too. The sushi was made with teddy bear mould and you can actually see a teddy bear shape on my sushi. Isn't that lovely? Since I had not much time left for the workshop, I made a simple bento and decorate my bento with mayonnaise, crabsticks, chicken slice and some lettuce. 


Last but not least the tour took us to the exclusive Horizon 50. Horizon 50 is the latest edition at Resorts World Genting. Its venue, a journey through time spans over 16,000 sq feet, showcasing a glimpse of the past and current as well as great emphasis of what's to come at the Resort. 

The idea of Horizon 50 was conceptualized in line with Genting's Integrated Tourism Plan where the Resort wanted to have a one-stop venue to share its history, its amazing scale of current operations and its construction of the many new and future projects with its visitors. 


The venue besides being informative also offers an ambience that creates a feel of modern futuristic atmosphere complemented by the surroundings of state-of-the-art technology, portraying the group's global expansion and interest in technology.

The price of the Behind-The-Scenes tour is priced at RM28 per pax and RM25 for Genting Rewards Member. You may view the available tour dates at www.rwgenting.com/themepark/attraction/behind-the-scenes/introduction/.




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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

[Review] SILKYGIRL Moisture Rich Lipcolor + Perfect Stay 20HR Eyeliner ❤

Heyya peeps! Today I would like to share a review from SILKYGIRL. In conjunction with their 10th Anniversary, SILKYGIRL launched their limited-edition lipcolor and eyeliner - Moisture Rich Lipcolor + Perfect Stay 20HR Eyeliner

SILKY GIRL Limited Edition Moisture Rich Lipcolor 
SILKYGIRL was launched in June 2005 and offers a complete range of high quality color cosmetics that will meet the needs of discerning consumers in both the urban and suburban markets. SILKYGIRL's brand personality is fun, young, colourful and exudes confidence and is now marketed at over 5000 cosmetics counters in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia and Jakarta. 

SILKY GIRL Limited Edition Perfect Stay 20HR Eyeliner
Figuring out what eye makeup to wear is one of the biggest daily morning decisions we make. Regardless of the look we choose, we need the best eyeliners from a perfect smudgy kohl to a precise, smudge-proof liquid liner, to get the job done. 

So I found this SILKYGIRL Limited Edition Perfect Stay 20HR Eyeliner. This eyeliner has chrome packaging which is in conjunction with SILKYGIRL'S 10th Anniversary. This chrome colour   eyeliner caught my attention when I first received it. 


The high coverage, creamy formula with Limited Edition Perfect Stay 20HR Eyeliner rich and intense color ensures that the eyeliner glides easily on eyelids, giving high coverage and a smooth finish that make my eyes stand out. 


I applied the eyeliner during the day and it was easy to glide on my eyelids. The texture was smooth and it draws perfectly on my eyelids without smudging. 

After the 10 hours, the eyeliner still stayed on my eyelids without any smudges. For a price of  RM15.90, I think this eyeliner works well on my eyes. 


Moving on to the new Lash Prism Waterproof Mascara. This mascara helps to enhance the look of my eyes by lengthening the eyelashes making my lashes longer and fuller. 



The mascara is easy to be applied on the eyelashes with the zig-zag motion and does not create clumps in between my lashes. However do take note not to reapply too many coats on the lashes as it will make the mascara becomes too thick on the lashes. 


Next is to review SILKYGIRL Limited Edition Moisture Rich Lipcolor which comes in 5 shades. This Moisture Rich Lipcolor is a moisturizing lipcolor which provides full coverage with a lustrous finish and it is enriched with Vitamin A and E to ensure lips stay soft and supple all day long. I am going to review 3 shades from this range which is 01, 02 and 04


It also contains Aloe Vera Extracts to prevent dry lips and soothe chapped lips. The chrome packaging is to match their bestseller identity and to commemorate SILKYGIRL's 10th Anniversary. 

Limited Edition Moisture Rich Lipcolor - 01 
This shade 01 is a red colour lipstick that I think every girl will go for. This lipcolor can be worn during party time as it enhances your lips making your look more sexy and beautiful. If you are going for natural eye makeup look, I think this would be a suitable colour to match with too.

I personally not a huge fan of red lipstick since I think it's not suitable for my look. However, once in a while I will try applying red lipstick if I have to attend party at night.

With 01 shade on. 
The shade 02 is a softer colour which is more on pink shade. I can apply this shade for work daily or for casual events. The pink shade brings out more feminine look out of me which I am quite fond of. 

Limited Edition Moisture Rich Lipcolor - 02
You can always go for natural look with this lip shade 02 or you can add on some brown colour or black eyeshadow for smokey look. This will be a perfect combination to go for without going too daring / sexy. 

Wearing the 02 shade
This shade 04 got to be my favourite shade among the Limited Edition Moisture Rich Lipcolor. Probably because this has a lighter shade among the rest and it's more on coral color - a mixture of orange and pink. 

Limited Edition Moisture Rich Lipcolor - 04
This lipstick shade would be best to go with any look you want be it natural look or sexy look. You can add on more colours on the eyeshadows and apply the lighter shade on the lips to have more casual / cute look. 

Wearing the 04 shade (:
With this colour, it brings out the feminine look out of me and I am happy with the results as I do not have to put more effort on targeting on my eye area or blusher. You can just emphasize more on the eyebrow or lip colour for a more 'kawaii' look. 


I would also like to introduce their Pure Fresh All-in-One Makeup Remover which can be used to remove face, lips and eyes. This gel-type water-based makeup remover is soft to my skin and does not feel dry to my skin after using it. 


I tested the makeup remover on the eyes since I applied mascara on it to check out the efficacy of the remover. Wait for about 10 seconds and slowly wipe it off with the cotton pad. 


You may see the results below as you can see that the mascara on the right hand side are fully wiped off without any smudges. It's so easy to remove with just a few wipes. You will only need small amount of this makeup remover to remove the mascara on your eyes. 


Overall, I love the Limited Edition Moisture Rich Lipcolor + Perfect Stay 20HR Eyeliner as it works well on my lips and eyes respectively as it claims to be. Lips are no longer as dry as it used to be when I apply the lipcolor on my lips. The eyeliner otherwise does not smudge like some other eyeliner I have with me and I like its gel-type texture which can last for more than 10 hours. 

SILKYGIRL Limited Edition Moisture Rich Lipcolor and Limited Edition Perfect Stay 20HR Eyeliner are available at all major pharmacies, personal care stores and departmental stores nationwide, at an introductory selling price of RM19.90 (RSP: RM22.90) and RM10.00 (RSP: RM15.90) respectively while stocks last. 



Disclaimer: Photos taken above are not edited and the products were sent to me for review purposes. However this does not affect my judgement in the review in any way and all opinions expressed are solely my own.




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Thursday, September 17, 2015

I Made My Own Breakfast @ O'Briens! ❤

This got to be the most awesome stuff I have ever done in my life! Can you believe that I actually made my own breakfast @ O'Briens Irish Sandwich Cafe, UOA Damansara II a week ago with a bunch of bloggers? It was definitely an honour to be part of the event.

How may I help you? *wide grin*
I was clad in O'Briens apron, cap and name tag on and it felt like as if I was working as part time staff in O'Briens on that day. *wide grin* We were also welcomed with drinks and coffees served by O'Briens team at UOA Damansara II before the event started.

Do you like my outfit? *hehe*
O'Briens has been in Malaysia since 2002 and has grown from strength to strength, beginning with the 1st outlet in Great Eeastern Mall and growing to the current 21 outlets in the Klang Valley. They also introduced their very own delivery service in the Klang Valley area in Malaysia so that the customers can enjoy a hearty and healthy meal not only in their outlets but even at home or at work. 

That's not all, they also provide catering services to any corporate and private function as well. You can call their hotline number (1300-30-3000) from 9 am to 9 pm or download the menu from the website to check out the latest promotions on their healthy meals.

Mr William was explained the background of O'Briens Irish Sandwich Cafe
Mr William explained to us nicely on what are the ingredients and breads used to make sandwiches in O'Briens. There are so many types of bread and ingredients to choose from! Their breads are baked with specially formulated Irish recipe. Unique to O'Briens, Shambo is a type of Focaccia bread baked in the shape of Shamrock. The Shamrock is the epitome of Ireland and represents good luck thus it is closely associate to O'Briens.

O'Briens special blend are made out of 2 premium coffee beans, Arabica and Robusta, freshly grounded and brewed in the style of Italian master roster. Every sip you take is full of its exquisite aroma and rich taste.

My first time encountering so many ingredients displayed behind the glass shelf.
In conjunction with their 13th anniversary, they are having their 13th anniversary special whereby you get to create your own toastie from choosing your own bread, farm's filling, 1 cheese and 3 salads + 1 sauce for only RM 13. *jaw drop* That's really worth it! You will get to enjoy savings up to RM7.30! For your information the 13th anniversary special is only valid for September 2015 and the price stated is inclusive of GST.

Back to the topic. We were given the opportunity to choose whatever ingredients, sauce and bread that we want for our breakfast on that day. That's not all, we were also told to make our own sandwiches and of course we would be guided by the staffs there. Now let me show you how did I make my own sandwich alright? First, select your own bread and there are 7 types of bread to choose from.

A - Select 1 type of bread
  1. White Bread - traditional taste, suitable for kids
  2. Wholemeal Bread - nutritious
  3. Wholemeal Shambo - our house specialty Shamrock shaped "Shambo" which represents "good luck"
  4. Focaccia Shambo - for herb lovers
  5. Ciabatta - soft, Italian recipe
  6. Multigrain Bread - high in complex carbohydrates and protein
  7. Tortilla Wrap - low fat
Posing with the bread I had picked - Wholemeal Shambo
I have decided to choose Wholemeal Shambo because the shape of the bread somehow looked unique to me. I was so hungry at that time and thought that this big piece of bread is enough to fill up my hungry tummy. *sounds like a glutton here. lol*


Mr William later explained to me that it was not easy to cut the Wholemeal Shambo bread into two and it requires patience to do so. Thank god my cutting skill was not that bad that I managed to cut the bread into two nicely. *yay* I am proud of myself! LOL. I can work there as part time staff already. *wide grin* 

Was busy cutting the Wholemeal Shambo into two. :P
After cutting the bread into two, scoop up a little bit of margarine and spread it evenly on one side of the bread. O'Briens sandwiches are prepared using premium ingredients such as chunky tuna in brine, smoked chicken slice and top-notch quality beed. They will not compromise using less than great ingredients as they believe that the customers deserve the finest and freshest. 

Next up is to choose 1 Farm's Filling from the 12 types displayed there.

B - 1 Farm's Filling
  1. Egg
  2. Egg mayo
  3. Plain chicken
  4. Chicken mayo
  5. Chicken slice
  6. Chicken crisp
  7. Chicken sausage
  8. Mild spicy herbs chicken
  9. Piri-piri chicken
  10. Volcanic chicken
  11. Turkey
  12. Beef

I picked Chicken Slice for my own sandwich. The staff asked me to take up 2 pieces of chicken slice and cut into two. I was told to arrange the chicken slice nicely to ensure the bread is covered nicely with the chicken slices.

Spread some margarine on one side of the bread and arrange the chicken slice after that. 
Next up would be selecting 1 type of cheese from Cheddar Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Swiss Cheese and Cream Cheese.

C - 1 Chesse
  1. Cheddar cheese
  2. Mozzarella cheese
  3. Swiss cheese
  4. Cream cheese
Step 2: Choose 1 Farm's Filling 
Since I like my bread to be toasted, I put my bread in the huge oven and baked it for 30 seconds before removing out from the oven. 



Mr William allowed us to have another 1 Farm's Filling and he recommended me to have Chicken Crisp instead of Egg Mayo because it will be a better combination. For your information, you can choose to have extra filling with additional charge of RM4.30. Later on, I had to select 3 salads and 1 sauce as the final step. 

D - 3 Salads and 1 Sauce
  1. Mixed peppers
  2. Roasted peppers
  3. Red onion
  4. Sweet corn
  5. Black olives
  6. Croutons
  7. Pine nut
  8. Walnut
  9. Tomato
  10. Cucumber
  11. Lollo Bionda
  12. Lollo Rosso
  13. Roman Hydroponic
  14. Watercress
  15. Sundried Tomato
  16. Roasted Brinjal
  17. Roasted Zucchini
  18. Coleslaw
I picked Tomato, Cucumber and Lollo Rosso for my sandwiches. 


There are 9 types of sauces to choose from Basil Pesto, Honey Mustard, Aran Island, Ballymaloe Relish, Caesar Dressing, Italian Dressing, Cranberry Relish, Guacamole and Houmous.

Sauce
  1. Basil Pesto
  2. Honey Mustard
  3. Aran Island
  4. Ballymaloe Relish
  5. Caesar Dressing
  6. Italian Dressing
  7. Cranberry Relish
  8. Guacamole
  9. Houmous
Mr William also suggested to try Honey Mustard for the sauce as it goes well with the Chicken Slice and Chicken Crisp. Honey Mustard has to be spread on the other side of the bread and placed it on top the salads before cutting. 


It was not easy to be cut with the knife since it was already toasted. I had to cut it fast to avoid the bread from damaging. 


I can now place the bread on the plate along with O'Briens chips. The sandwiches made by me is now ready to be served! *yay*


To my surprise that the portion of the sandwiches was too big and thank god my plus one shared the sandwiches with me. The ingredients were fresh and at the top-notch quality. The combination of Chicken Slice and Chicken Crisp seriously tasted well along with the Honey Mustard sauce.

A selfie with my hand-made sandwiches! :D
Anyway, I used to hang out quite often in this cafe for lunch and tea time a few years back when I was working in the office near Empire Shopping Gallery, Subang. I always love their sandwiches as they are really fresh and healthy at the same time.

Now that I am looking after my food intake strictly, I will definitely go for healthy meals. O'Briens sandwiches will be something that I would look forward to during lunch and dinner hour every day.


We were also given the opportunity to witness the demonstration of the special citrus juicer displayed in the cafe. 


In O'Briens, all juices are packed with vitamins prepared on-the-spot upon ordering. This way, the goodness of fruits will not lost due to long hours of exposure.

Freshly squeezed orange juice using the citrus juicer. (:
Here's a good news to all O'Briens sandwiches lover! On 16th Sept 2015, you will only have to pay RM10 to get the best-selling sandwich from Hot Chicken Ciabatta, Chicken Slice and Cheddar Toastie, Big Eat Shambo, Chicken Crisp and Egg Mayo on Multigrain Bread and Chicken, Chicken Crisp and Cheddar Wrap. There will be a special discount - RM2 off on the beverage and lucky draw with any purchase of RM13 and above with terms and conditions apply. 

Thank you O'Briens Malaysia for having me! For more information on the menu, please visit their website: www.obriens.com.my and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/obriensmalaysia.



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