May; life has been cruelly hectic for me. I hardly have time to catch a breathe; & struggling really hard to find time for my friends. God probably heard my prayers, & gave me an opportunity to bring my friends together. So, it’s McDowell No.1 Friendship Nights @ Malt & Leaf, The Roof. I’m really glad that I was invited to this event, dedicated to celebrate friendship. How LUCKY. ♡ with babe Melissa. McDowell’s No. 1 is also known as “The No.1 spirit of friendship“, strives to bring friends together. The brand makes the beautiful…
I am often known as a coffee drinker. Haven’t really developed the tea-drinking habit.
But many of my friends around me have started to appreciate TEA. & I thought, I should give it a try too.
Honestly, I was initially quite skeptical towards this kind of detox tea. I was thinking if it’s just another gimmicks to attracts more customers. Still, decided to give it a try as I have been feeling very bloated & sluggish for the past 1-2 weeks, where my tummy is feeling all puffy and uncomfortable. T.T
What you get:
– 14 days supply of Morningtime Detox tea bags, one tea bag every morning.
– 7 days supply of Bedtime Cleanse tea bags, one tea bag on the second night starting from Day 1.
For more information, you can go to their ‘How To Use’ page to explore what is in the tea bags and its benefits and effects.
I have been drinking for a week.
The Bedtime Cleanse produces a laxative effect to naturally cleanse and detoxify your body, approximately 8 hours after usage. I do feel discomfort in my tummy, & was literally running up and down the toilets for the first 2 satchels (which i think it’s good). Later on, it got better, & I really feel healthier. It sure feel good to continually discover the benefits of tea.
Another good thing I like about Cuppatea is that they believes that weight loss should not involve diet or starvation. Beauty and weight loss could be achieved by living a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
You can check out their Eating Healthy Plan to start a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
A variety of selection has been put together and they mainly consist of fruits, vegetables and fish.
Other benefits of Teatox:
Burn fat and prevent fat storage
Transformation of energy to burn calories
Improve skin health
Improve sleep quality
Would you like to call for a cuppa tea?
Visit them now at www.cuppatea.uk.com
p.s. – All the ingredients in Cuppatea Teatox are 100% natural, no chemical or preservatives and bacteria- free.
So, it’s Jordan’s birthday.
He’s a guy who treasures friendship a lot. Lets just say instead of celebrating his birthday, it’s more like celebrating the friendship on his birthday. & I must attribute the success of this birthday dinner to all our friends. I know this wouldn’t happen without any of you.
His bros. Thank you so much, all of you.
For being there for us, all the time.
The Lim’s sister.
So yea, I sure have been wrecking my brain on where to dine on his birthday. After a lot of research, I decided to go to The Soprano’s – Italian-German Restaurant @ Newcom Building, Old Klang Road.
When Jordan saw “Grimbergen” while flipping through the menu, he was like.. “Dear, dear, they have grimbergen!!” Followed by a big wide smile. (chose a German’s retaurant in purpose, because I know that’ll put an irresistible smile on his face, & that’s my ultimate goal; So long he is happy.)
Half moon pizza/calzone.
I couldn’t remember the name of this.
To be honest, it was their kitchen-made fresh pasta that first attracted me.
We ordered Carbonara. The spaghetti is very tender, while the sauce is rich & satisfying!
The spaghetti in bag. Linguine al Cartoccio – pasta with mixed seafood (mussels, scallops, prawns, plus fish, calamari & clams), sauteed again in a cherry tomato sauce.
When the bag is opened on the table, the hot steam immediately poured out.
I would say this is the best I had that night. It looks extremely good, & the taste too didn’t fall short in term of quality. The combination of the sweetness & freshness of the seafood, and the richness of tomato sauce gave it a great depht of flavor. I was astonished at the flavor.
Spectacular and delicious, I would definitely be back for this.
Baby Rippen, baby pork ribs flooded with a sweet bbq-maple glaze, alongside pan-fried potatoes, red cabbage and coleslaw. For this, nothing amazingly good to shout about. It is very ordinary.
So, this is the BIG-WIDE-SMILE. haha.
My wish for you on your birthday is that you are, and will always be, happy and healthy!
The birthday boy, & his SQUIDWARD birthday cake.
I am brought up in a family, where my dad and mom have never missed any of our birthday. For the past twenty over years, my parents have been putting in countless effort every year to celebrate our birthday, to remind us on how much we’ve grown. & us siblings, we can’t be anymore grateful.
Hence, I always think birthdays are worth celebrating. It is a day where we show & receive extra loves, doing more than what we usually do to celebrate the existence of an individual who meant so much to us. As we grown older, the busy schedule has completely took over us. But on birthday, we will need to squeeze out time & go extra miles to do something special for the one you love. (hello, it’s only once a year!)
Birthday, to me, it’s about Gratitude. It is the day, we celebrate & acknowledge the existence of the person whom we love in our life, & for everything they’ve done for us.
How about you?
What does birthday mean to you?
Life has been so hectic lately.
My only consolation is, good food.
I was invited to the influencer event at the newly opened Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert last week. Their tagline said it all. “I came here for noodles, & stayed for dessert!” They offer not just dessert, but a tempting range of authentic Hong Kong delicacies.
Welcome drink – Green Lime with Plum Juice.
It’s sour, salty & sweet all together. The taste is well balanced.
It’s very refreshing, making it an awesome thirst-quenchers.
Starter – Crispy Salmon Skin with Pork Floss
Duo of HK Siew Mai & HK Carrot Cake.
The juicy pork & prawn plumping siewmai, & the perfect crispy outer layer & soft centered carrot cake, made an irresistable perfect combination. These two are always the #mustorder for me.
Main – SK Signature Combination Noodles
Estelle asked me if everything is ok.
Well, I guess it’s more than just ok, it’s simply awesome!
Next up, Braised Pork Belly with Mui Choy Rice.
Oh my, it’s way harder than I thought it is.
Or maybe, I am just not a chef-material.
Then we have to make a wild guess and set the time for the pau-baking.
We set it at 12 minutes.
12mins later, the Pau(s) were brought to the table.
& we now need to apply a layer of custard on top of our pau.
Last but not least, the SK Mango Pamelo Sago making challenge.
3 bowls of different mangos & all the ingredients needed to make a bowl of SK Mango Pamelo Sago were prepared. The contestants will need to put the ingredients together in the amount that they think will make a bowl of good mango pamelo sago together.
After all the contestants done, it’s dessert tasting session by the chef & the VIPs.
Here’s Mark trying to persuade the chef that his bowl of mango pamelo sago is the best, haha.
The golden bun stuffed with juicy BBQ char siew.
It’s sweet at the first bite on the crust, and then salty when you bite on the savory char siew.
& here’s the Snowy Char Siew Pau we baked.
Dessert time, we were served the original SK Mango Pamelo Sago.
It made of the fresh thai honey mango, so juicy so sweet!
It’s very rich in flavor, yet at the same time light enough to be very refreshing! *thumbs up*
Well, sweet treat is for sharing!
1- Visit Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert @ 1 UTAMA
2- Order any mains
3- Show that you have liked the Sheng Kee KL Facebook Page
4- Tell the staff “Sweetness with Sheng Kee KL”
Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert
Lot LG311b, Lower Ground Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre PJ
Opening hour – 10am to 10pm daily
Hi, today I would like to share my #LookOfTheDay.
The contact lens that I am wearing now, & my everyday make up look.
I do not use eye shadow, eye lashes and lipstick on daily basis.
Well, it’s just too hectic to get totally dolled up, every single day. I just do not have the time to do so!
&; all these can be done in barely 15 mins!
Firstly, contact lens. I have been wearing contact lenses since I was 14. It has became a part of me. & comfort, has always been my main concern as I will be wearing them for at least 8 hours a day.
Now, I am wearing the New AIR OPTIX® COLORS breathable contact lenses – Gray.
Comfort, breathability and beauty, all in one.
New silicone hydrogel (SiHy) technology will offer six times more oxygen through the contact lens as compared to conventional color contact lenses on the market
The lenses include an ultra-smooth, permanent plasma surface technology for superior wettability, deposit resistance and consistent comfort from day 1 to day 30. In addition, Alcon has introduced the industry leading 3-in1 COLORBLENDS® technology onto this breathable platform, encapsulating the color within the lens material to reduce friction and enhance eye health. Now you know why I can wear my contact lens all day long without feeling tired.
Alright, then let’s get started with my simple everyday make-up.
1) Make up Base – SOFINA Primavista Ange Long Keep UV Base
I bought this during my trip to Taiwan. I bought 5 tubes in a row after hearing tons of good review about this product. & I love it on my first try, it controls shine ALL DAY. Hello. We lives in Malaysia, it’s so hot & humid, but oh boy, it works so well! My all-time favourite primer/ base!
2) Concealer – NARS Creamy Radiant Concealer – Custard
There’s 10 colours to choose, I chose Custard (yellow tone for light to medium complexion), & it’s fabulous! It’s amazing how it’s so light, yet it covers so well. Just a few strokes, & it works like magic. Skin instantly became visibly smooth, & very even-toned, creating a natural luminous finish. Perfect coverage to cover up redness & my dark eye circle. It’s long lasting too (I wear makeup at least 8 hours a day)
I have scarred acne skin, & with this, it coats almost any imperfection on my skin extremely well.
Tell me how I am supposed to live without it.
3) Solone Moisturizing and Concealing Foundation – Ivory
Another random buy during my trip to Taiwan, & fell in love. I replaced this with my Chanel compact powder. It serves as a sunscreen, concealer, oil controller, & pore refiner. Ultra-fine powder formula that provides a flawless coverage.
4) Canmake nose shadow powder
You probably wouldn’t have time for heavy contouring on your everyday make-up, but a little shading & highlighting on your nose helps to 3D-fied your whole look.
I love this one because the shading powder is pretty subtle, not to dark.
Easily blend, & very natural looking!
A simple step to makes your nose look better-defined.
5) Canmake The Glow Fleur Cheeks.
For everyday make up, you need a blusher that makes your skin glow naturally! You wouldn’t want a monkey ass cheeks eh. I chose this because it’s rather orangy than red, has a combination of warm & cold colours, & blends extremely well.
6) CyberColor eyebrow shaping kit
Eyebrow is one of the most important part of my everyday make-up routine. If you screwed it up, you basically ruined the whole look. & it used to takes most of my time when doing my makeup. But, not anymore after I had my eyebrow embroidery done.
Then match the color of your filler to your natural hair color.
I am using the darkest color as I have dark brown hair.
Lastly, brush through your brows. This will remove the excess color and distribute it evenly in your hair lines. Giving it a rather natural looking brows.
7) Solone Eyeliner – Rose Garden Series (Black)
Also a purchase from Taiwan. This is no joke sweat proof & waterproof.
It can last you the whole day!
I use this pencil eyeliner as an inner-eyeliner. Easy to apply (it really clings to the inner rim of the eye), & doesn’t smudge. Inner-eyeliner, a MUST-do to make your eyes appear larger, & never too heavy.
8) Heavy Rotation Liquid Eyeliner – Deep Black
Liquid liner never failed to create a precise line. I use this draw a tail connecting to my inner eyeliner. I have been using this brand for years, because it’s truly BLACK & it has such a tiny tip that can I can draw a slim pointed wing nicely.
9) Super Model Mascara
My most satisfying buy from Bangkok, Thailand. This magical mascara cost me only 150baht!
& the result is so darn good! It has for sure became my absolute favourite mascara. It stays on, defines and coats my lashes beautifully, give that fanned-out look that’s perfect for daily wear, and filled up my lashes, the way no other mascara can.
How to use?
Then, using the “Black” brush, moves in zig-zag movement, to evenly to cover the white fibre.
There goes a 4 times longer & thicker lashes, effecting in a bigger looking eyes.
Tadah, eye make up completed! A quick & easy step in the morning that makes such a difference. Simple, yet beautiful and totally realistic. This is what I wear on my eyes on daily basis.
I will always complete my eye make-up with New AIR OPTIX® COLORS breathable contact lenses. It’s an easy way to add a little color to your look everyday! “Stunning eye color now feels as good as it looks!”
Features 9 natural-looking colors (blue, brilliant blue, gray, sterling gray, green, gemstone green, pure hazel, honey, & brown) from subtle to vibrant, for vision correction and non-prescription strength.
10) Chulips Lips Balm – Arabian Floral Shower (Rose, geranium & clove)
The chio bright colors egg shaped packaging caught my attention at the very first place, then I am attracted to its smell. It smells amazing, when apply, you can actually smells the subtle floral scent.
I don’t usually put lipsticks on normal days, but lip balm is a must. My lips is dry due to the wearing of invisalign, with this, it’s softer and no longer chapped! All of the Chulips contain olive oil, macadamia nut oil and rose hip oil for healthy & moisture lips.
What do you do to get off a good start?
What is your type of morning routine?
I would definitely take 1min to put on my favourite AIR OPTIX® COLORS breathable contact lens, and 15mins to do my simple everyday make up to look all good & confident for the good mojo to start the day!
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That’s all for now.
Remember on my insta, I mentioned that Careen asked me out for a dinner date? Last Tuesday. Our dinner date finally took place at TGI Fridays. Well, we have always love their food & good service.
& of course, the main reason that got us there is that, they have recently rolled out the #MealFor2 promo! One starter & two mains for only RM45.90++. Honestly, we have been longing to try this out as it’s insanely worthy.
Look at the happy faces.
“Food is essential to life, so make it good.” That’s my belief.
Food is passion, food is love; Good food makes
me us happy!
Please do not disturb. Serious business going on. We take it very seriously when it comes to choosing what we going to eat. Food is a big part of life, you see.
There’s more than 1 appetizers being served because we kind of triple date that night! Definitely a good thing, because I love varieties of food! Bring couple of friends along to try out this #MealFor2 if you are like me, who love to have a bite of everything!
Nacho Chilli Roll, tortilla roll filled with cream cheese and spicy chilli beef, topped with melted Colby cheese and fresh corn pico de gallo.
Next up, my all-time favorite, Chicken fajitas nachos! Crispy tortilla chips, with charboiled chicken breast, green peppers, topped with melted monterey jack cheese and slice jalapeno, served with sour cream.
Last appetizer being served was the loaded mashed potato cakes, it’s basically mashed potato with Colby-Parmesan cheese mix, topped with beef bacon and caramelized onion.
Introducing you these beautiful ladies (the #dayredinks – double income no kids), Bobo & Citygal, who joined us for our dinner date. It was really good to have them with us, not only we can try out more varieties of food, we have heaps of laughter throughout the dinner. These ladies are extremely down to earth and real. Love ‘em!
Photography credits to the #annoyingbff, adelechow, who was there for the dinner too! It was indeed a happy dinner. Good people, good food. What’s more to ask for?
Okay, cut the craps! Main course now!
Hibachi Chicken Skewers, one of the lower calorie options. Two grilled all natural chicken breast skewers marinated in a black pepper and garlic soy sauce with a miso glaze and served with grilled pita and greens. You can now eat with no guilt.
It is a perfect combination of texture, taste and flavours! Yet, healthy. Perfect pick!
We wanted fish too. Thus, the infamous TGIF’s fish & chips!
& this is Bobo’s Friday’s® Cheeseburger.
This is everyone’s usual order that can never go wrong.
There’s a total of 10 mains for you to choose (Get ready to be spoilt for choice):
Fish & Chips
Hibachi Chicken Skewers
Wild Mushroom Farfalle
Outrageous Sliced Beef Tacos
Cajun Fried Chicken Salad
Chop House Chicken
Chicken Caesar Salad
Chilli & Garlic Shrimp
California Club Sandwich
Honestly, though its called a #MealFor2. The portion is super generous, it’s definitely more than enough for two. We were both full upon finishing the mains.
But, we believed, there’s always space for dessert.
It seems to be doing the wrong thing if we do not order dessert.
Topped up RM10 and shared this huge sundae with Careen. Vanilla ice cream topped with hot fudge and caramel, walnuts and whipped cream. It’s definitely irresistible for sweet tooth like us. Did we said we were full earlier? Oops! Haha
It has been a really busy week for me, I was feeling so suffocated with the amount of workload poured on me. A delicious meal like this makes a dull Tuesday feels as if it’s weekend already!
If you are feeling the work/study blues, grab your bestie and head out to try this #MealFor2 for only RM45.90++ at TGI Fridays. It will sure made your day. At least, for me it did.
A week ago, thanks to Nuffnang & Sunsilk Malaysia, I’ve got invited to the Sunsilk’s Pampering Session held at Hammam Spa, Publika, Kuala Lumpur. Yes, you didn’t hear me wrong, it’s going to be a pampering session. So excited!
Dress code: Smart Casual, Pink.
Introducing us to the star of the day, the Co-created with acclaimed straight-hair expert Yuko Yamashita, Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable which is made up of the blend of 5 natural oils consist of the certified 100% organic miracle oil – Moroccan Argan Oil, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, & Olive Oil.
Argan Oil moistures hair, enhancing softness and smoothness and repairing damage of the unmanageable hair. Argan has many benefits, & best of all, we will be experiencing the power of the Argan Oil through all our pampering session in different treatment stations today.
Unveiling the power of Argan Oil.
First station: Hair Spa with Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable.
It’s a hair wash with scalp massage, transforming my hair from unruly to manageable for ultimate smoothness using the Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable shampoo.
The Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable Conditioner was then applied on my hair and rinsed afterwards. Next up, Sunsilk Intensive Treatment Mask was applied and after leaving it on for 3 mins, my hair was rinsed thoroughly. It really amazes me how a smooth & manageable hair can be obtained so easily. I love how it’s light, & non greasy; the whole hair spa process is very relaxing. Oh my, so comfortable that I can literally fall asleep here.
Then we have hairstylist to blow dry our hair straight.
She is so patient, spent about 30mins blow drying my thick long hair.
Lastly, she helped me to apply the Sunsilk Leave On Instant Nourishing Cream that smells so good on my dried hair (can be applied on wet hair too). The scent is lovely & my hair became instantly smoother! That’s why I have been a loyal Sunsilk user for years.
Second station: Hand & Arm massage using Argan Oil.
Third station: Product Brief.
John Goh, Research & Development Deploy Manager brief us on the benefits of the blend of 5 natural oils in Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable range, especially of the Argan Oil.
Argan Oil helps to moistures hair by penetrating into hair fibres, to enhance its softness and reducing brittleness and repair hair damage from within. It is also beneficial is nourishing the scalps as it contains Vitamin E, a natural anti-oxidant that helps to strengthen hair fibre, prevent breakage and split ends.
The other natural oils in Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable range also play an important role.
Almond Oil – Lends elasticity to get perfect movement
Coconut Oil – Nourish Hair, makes hair smoother & more manageable
Olive Oil – Increases the smoothness & softness of unmanageable hair
Jojoba Oil – Keeps hair in shape
& frankly, I have been a Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable user for quite some time. Still loving it.
The happy pampered girls with Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable.
Forth Station: Head & Shoulder Massage.
Fifth Station (Last Station): Foot Treatment.
My leg was soaked in warm water, and then exfoliated, nourished and detoxified using the volcano clay. Ended it with a quick food massage, with a layer of moisturizer. It’s a footsie bliss. Heh!
“Sunsilk to create biggest selfie movie with selfie-ready hair. Sunsilk leads fun movement for selfie-ready hair, starting with Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable with Argan Oil.”
Now, take a selfie and submit it to Sunsilk Malaysia with the given themes for a chance to get starred in the Biggest Selfie Movie in Malaysia and win prizes worth RM3000! You wouldn’t want to miss it!
For more information, go to Sunsilk Official Site.
It was indeed a splendid evening spent with Sunsilk. Again, big thanks for making us feel so special and taken care off. Admit it, all women love getting pampered!
If you would love to start pampering your hair, head out to get the Sunsilk Smooth & Manageable range, try it & tell me what do you think!
That’s all for now.
This year, I whisked Jordan off for a
surprise birthday getaway.
Well, I was cracking my head really hard over his birthday this year (he warned me not to buy him anything). Then I thought, maybe, I should plan for a weekend getaway! After all, both us have been so busy with our work, guess we really need to carve out some quality time for a relaxing getaway.
Initially I wanted it to be a surprise, but knowing Jordan often has appointments over the weekend, I decided to do it differently. I still want to surprise him, but it should come before the trip.
Few days before our trip, I make this layered self decorated gift box. ♥
Firstly, a handmade love envelope with the resort booking voucher.
Next layer : 8 pieces of handmade photo frame with loves notes and birthday wishes.
Lastly, topped it all with colorful stars.
I told him to go layer by layer, the stars, the handmade photo frames with messages expressing my love (the last card is to thank him for loving me, hence, I will award him with a pre-birthday getaway). Haha. &, he said he was really surprised! Woohoo, #success.jpg (^▽^)/ ʸᵉᔆᵎ
I really enjoyed my previous 2D1N stay at Lexis, PD. Hence, I decided to bring Jordan for a getaway at this 5 Star palm tree water chalet resort. Here’s our deluxe room. The bed is so comfy, & the bathroom is clean; well, that has always been my main concern. If it’s good means all is good.
Ready for a dip by the pool.
Haven’t wore my bikini for awhile, & realized I have truly gained some weight.
(of course you tell me you dont think so, I know; it’s all because of the angle. Jordan was like “dear, turn a bit, this angle looks fat, yayayaya..) #truth
I promised. I got to be fitter on #2015.
#annoyingbff adelechow, can we start exercising, like seriously?
The infinity pool; it was filled with kids, splashing water all around.
Oh my, I have totally forgotten that it was school holidays then. UGHHHH.
We then went for a drink at the bar by the pool.
I really enjoy this trip, probably because I set a rule for myself to not glu my hand on the phone, NO INSTA UPDATE NO DAYRE. However, this time round, Jordan is a little different, he seems to pretty excited, he keep taking photos and whatsapp it to his friends & family. Share the joy worrr. haha.
Dinner time, steamboat @ STIMBOT. Chose steamboat instead of anything else, because we were starving. So, we thought at least we can control how fast the food can be cooked. lol.
Done with dinner, we took a stroll around the chalets. Love how the gushing wind come brushing by my cheeks, while admiring the night lights reflecting on the water. Simply fascinating.
Sometimes, we got to slow down, & start appreciating people, things & life.
Life have been so busy for both us, and we all have expectations of what it “should” look like. Afterall, I really learn to appreciate moment like this with him; no agendas to rush, just willful ignorance. Well, face it, we all need some time like this, to go further.
There’s nothing like a nice hot shower after a long day.
I felt so clean, & comfortable after the long steamy shower!
Spent the rest of the night, chilling, listening to slow jams, & watching tv, with him.
Intentionally slow down our steps, be present, & enjoy the moments.
Blue skies & sea. This spell, serenity.
We checked in late the day before, so we are allowed to check out on 3pm.
After breakfast, we went cycling! Bicycles are all around so you can just grab one and cycle around.
Jordan asked “Can you cycle?”
I was like. DUHHHHHH! ┐(‘д’)┌
Life is fast, time is precious.
We cycled, we laughed loudly, we had a lot of fun being together.
We cycled to the beach, & chilled in a beach cafe.
The only downside of the whole place is that the beach is pretty much contaminated. You wouldn’t want to step feet on it. I wish they could do something to improve it. It will then be a really awesome vacation spot. (|||❛︵❛.)
Last few moments before we leave.
2D1N is definitely not enough, but at least we get to spend quality time together as a couple, time that doesn’t involve endless agendas, and stress. Everything, was slow but we were really soaked in the moment.
Ended the getway with my fav. yam + strawberry ice cream in cone during my school time.
Embracing the inner child!