NARS POWDER FOUNDATION SPF 12 PA+++ (Review)

Apr 29, 2014

 

Olla everyone!

Here comes another NARS product review.. Peewit.. Today I am going to share with you my 2 pennies worth of opinions towards POWDER FOUNDATION SPF 12 PA+++ by NARS. I have been testing for few weeks and lets check it out up close.

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Lets look at the packaging. It is in rectangular shape. I personally prefer my compact to be in rectangular shape instead of round. The main reason is, whenever I put it in my make up bag it have lesser tendency to roll around and this helps to reduce the possibilities of cracked powder n stuff. Well, it is just a personal preference.

Every girl who has had a NARS item for long enough will know that the sleek, rubberized NARS packaging will eventually become a lil bit of a mess. NARS, of course, is not the only brand to use such rubberized packaging. After all, if it looks cool and felt nice when you touch it. 

P/s : No worries, here is a tip.. All you need to do to make it cute n look like new again is to dampen half a microfiber cloth, wipe it down, and then polish it up with the dry side. Viola, clean compact!

 

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To be frank, I don't like to apply with the accompanying latex sponge, as I'm a brush girl at heart. As for the sake of reviewing I decided to utilise the sponge. For the sponge compartment, I do have to agree it is abit bulky but I do not prefer powder foundations that don't have a separator between the sponge and the product. I found it that the seperator helps to keep it more hygienic. So, I dabbed it with the latex sponge which feels abit chalky to the hand, I hope I explain this right.. but you know those squeaky feeling? yes that is how the latex sponge feels like. The good thing is I found that its flexibility lets you get into areas like around my nose.

 

The texture, oh my, it was just FAB! I've never felt such a smooth powder in my life. I just couldn't stop touching my face. (PERASAN NYA)

 

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Final verdict? This is a very natural looking, sheer coverage powder foundation. Use a dense brush for more coverage if you would like to. I found out that because of it's light coverage it goes on smooth, not too thick and leaves you looking very natural. I apply it in layers until I reach a level that I am comfortable with. I would recommend this for those who prefer natural look that’s never flat or heavy.  Ehem…..for and added bonus, It contains SPF 12.

 

By the way my shade is in PUNJAB (Medium 1). This product currently retailed at RM 170 for 12g and you may grab it at NARS outlet. For more info do check out  http://www.narscosmetics.com/.

 

 

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* I am not paid to write this review. Product courtesy by NARS. As usual, I will test and review products or services regardless of whether they have been sent to me or not with honesty. Unless stated so in the post or marked with an asterisk, all products featured on this blog have been bought with my own hard-earned pennies. I started this blog to give my two pennies worth of thought and have fun along the way and that is exactly how this blog shall remain.

NARS PURE RADIANT TINTED MOISTURIZER SPF 30/PA+++ (Review)

Apr 26, 2014

 

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Olla everyone!

As promised last week, today I am going to share with you about another NARS products that I am currently testing out. Today I am going to write about PURE RADIANT TINTED MOISTURIZER SPF 30/PA+++ by NARS. I must say it is a splendid journey indeed! Before I discuss further, do you know what’s the different between foundation and tinted moisturizer?

While they are similar, they are not identical. The amount of colour pigment used in tinted moisturizer is usually less than foundation. Also, tinted moisturizers appear to have more humectants, so they should hydrate your skin better. But overall, they both are basically delivery vehicles for skin-tinting pigments. Finally, there is a wide variety of consistencies and product aesthetics among both foundations and tinted moisturizers. That is really a case of personal preference and what feels best to you but is not necessarily related to product efficacy.

Tinted moisturizers are usually best for women with dry skin and women that don't need quite as much coverage. Foundations usually work best for women with oily skin (look for oil-free versions) and women that need a bit more coverage. However, you may find that a foundation from one brand provides the same coverage as a tinted moisturizer from another brand. This is really a case of experimenting with both products to see what feels and works best for you. Unfortunately, there is no magic answer that will work for everybody. However, you certainly don't need to use both products at the same time since they function so similarly! But if you do wanted more heavier coverage then no harm going for both.

As we all know NARS have a brilliant range of foundations with shades to suit pretty much any skin tone. Currently there are 11 beautiful shades for this range and mine is ST.MORITZ (Medium 1). Sounds familiar? Just a fun fact, ST.MORITZ is located in Switzerland and it has most expensive ski resorts in the world. I never get a chance to go to ST.MORITZ yet as I don’t know (never) how to play ski and I am not rich enough (yet) to go there.. hahaha.. so using this tinted moisturizer is the closest I could go for at this moment.

 

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The first moment, when I squeeze the tinted moisturizer out, I cant help but to detect the “citrusy” smell. I kinda like it and I also like that it absorb and blend so well with my skin. As said earlier, tinted moisturizer is giving minimum to medium coverage. Depends on your current skin condition and what kind of look you are looking for. As for me, I only wear minimum make up where ever I go out to work on daily basis. So, by having this tinted moisturizer it helps as I don’t need to apply few other products compared to if I am using foundation n concealer.


For daily office look, I’ll go for something more subtle and lesser steps. All I need, is lil bit of the tinted mositurizer and lil bit of face powder to set it and there you go my skin is ready for light make up like mascara, blusher and lip gloss. 

Final verdict? It's great for those days when you just don't feel like wearing a lot of makeup plus it's luminous without being too greasy looking. Did I mentioned the sheer finish made my pores less visible too?

 

This product currently retailed at RM 155 for 50ml and you may grab it at NARS outlet. For more info do check out  http://www.narscosmetics.com/

 

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* I am not paid to write this review. Product courtesy by NARS. As usual, I will test and review products or services regardless of whether they have been sent to me or not with honesty. Unless stated so in the post or marked with an asterisk, all products featured on this blog have been bought with my own hard-earned pennies. I started this blog to give my two pennies worth of thought and have fun along the way and that is exactly how this blog shall remain.

Halal Dim Sum in KL (Restaurant Siang, Sogo KL)

Apr 21, 2014

olla everyone!
It have been awhile since I write a food related post, and why not do it today? hahaha.. FYI I love eating dim sum, but the challenging part is very hard to find a halal dim sum place that offer yummy dim sum at reasonable price with a good service and at a clean outlet.
My hubby, my bro and me always have this 4 criteria when ever we rate food place.

1) Sedap or not?
2) Affordable or not?
3) Clean or dirty outlet?
4) Good service or not?

I will only share about the makan place that we tried if it have more than 3 yes, so that my friends and family able to enjoy it as well next time. So what about this place? For me, my hubby and my bro… this place deserved 4 yes!

First of all, for sedap or not part… I must say it is very yummy! Compared to other dim sum place I’ve the siew mai is so gemuk and the pau is so lembut and my husband love the pau at this place. If you decide to go please dont forget to order their egg tart! superb, crunchy from the outside and so lembut at the center.

You wont believe it the total cost for 3 person makan only RM80 ++ and with tax and all that RM96++ Okay pleae put into consideration that we ordered medium size of salted egg fried rice that cost RM30. If not our bill will be around RM50++ only. Super affordable if you ask me. Normally stylo place that have service will charge around rm10-12 per dishes for dim sum but this place charge only rm6-8 per serving.

Clean part? Okay the thing is this tempat cantik and stylo and obviously cleaner than those tepi jalan place. Dont get me wrong, I love hawkers food. Lets just say that this place offer better cleanliness level and more stylo.

As for the final criteria, service.. dont you just hate it if you are at makan place where you have to waves you hand few times to call for waiter? You wont face that here. The waiter and waitress were dressed in proper attire with shirt and vest and their manager/supervisors in blazer. I believe they were well trained. My husband was touched by the hospitality. They keep on refilling our Chinese tea and we dont even have to hover our hand to asked for it. We were well taken care off.

The only con, is that finding parking in Sogo can be really challenging. You need to be early as this place can be fully book. Tips, go on Sunday morning where lesser people around. Their shop open at 11am. 

Lets check out what we ordered on that day.
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My table setting. We opt for Chinese tea as our drink. So that the flavour or the food does not get mixed up with sugary drinks and all that. Well, thats our logic hahaha...
Refillable Chinese tea RM2.00 per person, Wet Tissue RM0.80 per sheet and yes they also provide tit bits (fermented papaya)for rm5 per plate.

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Mini Egg Tart RM 4.50 per serving with 3 pcs on top. Definite must try if you ask me. So yummy! I was thinking to take away for munching session at home.

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Steamed Barbeque Chicken Cheong Fun RM 6.00 comes with sambal dipping.

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My hubby is a rice eater. He need carbo or he will feel hungry so we ordered medium size salted egg seafood fried rice cost us RM30. I must say it is worthy since they amount of seafood and the freshness of the prawns. Not a must try but no harm trying this dish if you are there.

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Stir Fried Carrot Cake with Bean Sprout RM 7.00. Okay not bad not the best that I have tested but not the worse as well. I can say moderate.

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Chicken Shiu Mai RM7 ( the one in yellow back there 3 pcs per serving) then Steqamed Szechean Siew Mai RM 7 ( the green one back there 3 pcs per serving) then my husband’s ultimate favourite the Barbeque Chicken Bao RM 6.00 for 3 pcs. you need to eat it when it is hot and still steaming… so yummy!

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Vietnamese Roulades RM8 per serving. I would recommend for you to order this one. Something different. Juicy and soft from the outside with a crunchy filling inside.

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Szechuan Style Dumpling RM 6 per serving.

Anyway now they having promo, that if you come on weekend or public holiday you will get 20% off dim sum dishes. I dont know until when this promo will last. So you might need to check with them before going if you would like to enjoy the discount.  anyway as I said this place is a yummy place for a halal dim sum, affordable, clean and they provide good service. So next time if you are craving for dim sum.. y not give it a try? 



* I am not paid to write this review. This is my personal makan trip and paid for the meal like any other customer. As usual, I will test and review products or services regardless of whether they have been sent to me or not with honesty. Unless stated so in the post or marked with an asterisk, all products featured on this blog have been bought with my own hard-earned pennies. I started this blog to give my two pennies worth of thought and have fun along the way and that is exactly how this blog shall remain.

Tollyjoy Mother's Day Giveaway

Apr 20, 2014

 

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Olla everyone,

Mother’s day is near and great thanks to Tollyjoy for their generosity, I am hosting a giveaway in conjunction of Mother’s Day! There are 10 hampers worth of RM100 each to be given away for mummies out there to enjoy with their baby.

Before I move further, allow me to share about Tollyjoy. Have you heard about Tollyjoy before? I bet you do.. Do you know that Tollyjoy have been around since 1971? Based on four decades of experience in this field, Tollyjoy has set the high bar in the industry with the safety, durability and reliability of its products.

Tollyjoy ensure that all products goes through a stringent product testing process during the research and design stage, and top-quality materials used in the manufacturing process. Tollyjoy Corporation was at the industry forefront in 1996 with the achievement of the ISO 9001, thus anticipating government and consumer demand for high safety standards in baby care and mother care products.

By committing to improving lives through quality products, the Tollyjoy brand has a long-standing reputation for durable and reliable products that have touched the lives of many parents and babies for 40 years. So what products do they offer? From baby wear, baby hygiene,baby groom, baby play,baby feed, baby bedtime, baby gift to mom’s need.. Tollyjoy have it all.

 

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You can check out above for some of the products they offered. It would be awesome if you check out their website as well. As I wonder at their website, I found out that their website is quite useful and it is not like a normal buying website. Check out the print screens below, Tollyjoy website offered information and articles to help new mummies as well. They even have this baby name recommender page as well. Cute huh?

 

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Wondering what will be included in the RM100 worth of hampers from Tollyjoy??

 

  • Refreshing Wipes 84s'X 1 box and Refreshing Wipes Refill 84s'X 3 packs Cleanses delicate skin with mild ingredients and moisturising aloe vera. Comes in both a box or a refill pack.
  • LP Wipes 30s' X 2 packs Cleanses delicate skin with mild ingredients and moisturising aloe vera. Comes in Single & Twin Packs.
  • Liquid Cleanser All new formula for cleaning feeding utensils and also vegetables to allow for healthy eating. Vegetable-based formulation.
  • Laundry Detergent 1L This laundry detergent will result in a wonderful aroma that allows your baby to smell fresh and good for the rest of the day. Made with mild plant-based ingredients and with anti-bacterial and preservation action.
  • Toiletries Travel Pack An easy all-in-one travel pack of toiletries for baby during a holiday or a trip back hometown. Comes with baby bath, hair and body wash, lotion and powder.
  • Powder Detergent This powerful triple-enzyme system is tough on stubborn stains and gentle on fabrics and hands.

 

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Lets get to the fun part!! So what do you need to do to be in the running to win the hampers? Super simple.

1) Answer 2 simple question (Who is Tollyjoy? what is Tollyjoy’s tagline?)

2) In less than 30 words, share about the special relationship that mummy shares with baby

 

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As usual, you may do so by filling up the rafflecaptor below. All the best and the giveaway will end by 12th May 2014 on Mother’s Day of cos! Well, papa can join this giveaway as present for mummy and baby as well  Smile 

 

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www.tollyjoy.com.sg

Birthday Post 2014

Apr 16, 2014

Olla everyone Smile

Today is a very special day. It is going to be a birthday post! Hurm.. brace yourself as this is gonna be looong personal post. (Yes, now in emo mood thanks to my hormone)

By the time this post is up online, I will be 27 years old in couple of hours. What??? I heard people saying that looked too young some said I looked too old.. I am not sure, but what I am very sure off is that I look FAT.dont try to sejukan kan my hati and said.. no la where got.. I knew the weighting scale don’t lie. Anyway, I am not going to membebel and being dramatic about my weight. I accept it as it is, I am pregnant and I don’t mind as long as my baby is healthy.

Just because I laugh a lot, that doesn’t mean my life is easy peasy. I am just human. I have weaknesses. I made mistakes and I experience sadness. However, I learn from all these things to make me a better person Smile 

At times, we do felt tired and demotivated. Don’t worry and do not be sad as it is a natural life curve. Normally when I felt tired, I will try to divert the energy into something more positive. Like counting my blessing. Sometime it just helps to make me realise, oh hey.. life is not that bad.. I just need to learn to be more grateful and appreciative.

List down things or people that make you happy and felt loved. Some people try to bring you down because they do not have what you have. So when people try to bring you down, don’t bother, just go on with your life and continue doing what you love and spread kindness to all. That’s is far more important… what ever you do in life the main important thing is your intention.. If your intention is good, no matter what just pursue and follow your heart.

As human being, I do have my flaws and you can’t expect everyone to like you since even you don’t even like everyone right? I will try my very best to improve from time to time and be the best person I could ever be, I am thankful of my little2 achievement and I remember everyone who help me along the way.. and ofcoz I wont easily forget those who step on my tail as well. MUAHAHAHAHAHa…

Before I proceed “membebel”, I would like to thank my parents. To my mum and my dad, I love you both so much. Thank you for bringing me to this world. I won’t be here, feeling all this this happiness and experiencing all of this adventure without both of you. I owe everything actually I owe my life to both of us. Thank you for loving me unconditionally and gues what this year your daughter is going to be a mum tooooo!

Anyway, what is it like to be 27 for me? Hurm.. looking back the pass 1 year, I must say LIFE is FULL of SUPRISES. Like seriously.. the amount of thrill and fun that I go through it is really like a roller coaster ride. It might be a walk in a park to lots of other strong people out there but to me it is hell of a ride.

So what really happened in the pass 1 year? One of the best thing ever happened to me and my family is my pregnancy. It really changed me, like seriously.. Now I see everything in a mother’s perspective. Sometime it breaks my heart. Whenever, I saw any news or just when I was walking and I saw kids.. Everything seems so different.. It is like your suddenly had a brain or emotion make over that your heart is more fragile than ever and I never knew human are capable to feel that way.

I give you an example, I was at home.. and my husband saw a cockroach. Automatically he want to spray the lil fella and kill him. I don’t know why, I automatically felt SAD T.T I told my husband.. “jangan la bunuh dia, kesian la nanti mak dia cari macam mana?” then yes, before I burst out crying, my husband decided to not kill the cockroach. So ya, that is one of the situation that happened.. there are more but maybe we keep it for another session..

My main point here is, I am humbly grateful to ALLAH for giving me a chance to go through pregnancy process and to hopefully be a good mom and I this is one of the up and down that make me wont ever forget this year ever.


Apart for that, I am grateful that my husband have been very supportive not just this year but the whole duration that I have known him. I knew his for 5 years and yes time flies.. We dated for nearly 1 year and a half then I got engaged to him for 11months and then I am his wife up till now and hopefully till my last breath. Of cos he have some flaws but he is my husband given to me by Allah and I love him dearly. He never spoilt me with branded stuff, gadgets or fancy vacation. In fact, he never bought me any fancy phones at all and he even forgotten my birthday a couple of times. LOL ya.. now that I am writing about it, I found it funny. He is who he is. He is far from romantic, he is not active on facebook, plus he don’t like public display of affection.. I think he wrote on my fb wall less than 5 times on the whole duration of my relationship with him. Well, after 5 years together I turn to be this girl who never expected anything. Yes, that’s the best. When you don’t hope for anything you wont be sad.. atleast that’s what I figured. We cant expect everyone’s love story to be the same right? Mine is simple.. to me, he is my prince charming. He is the one who stay by me and support me all the time. He is always cheering me up, he totally understand me, well.. the other things that make me love him more and more.. The way he remembers I don’t like to eat the outer layer of a bread when he once in a while surprise me with breakfast and so many other lil things.. I become more and more appreciative.

My bro is just super awesome. I love him dearly nuffsaid. He is going to be an uncle.. hahaha I need another chapter to explain to you one by one what we face together. The thing is my life wont be the same without him around.

I am glad that I made lots of nice friend who genuinely care about me in The Butterfly Projects, bloggers,PR and brands... I am also glad that my precious friendship with my buddies from primany school, highschool, my ex workplace nokia, ytl, fedex as well as current workmate in eBay continue to grow. Sometime you never know with who your life path will crossed with.. I am glad to meet each one of my kawan and hope that all of these relationship will last a lifetime.

So ya.. that’s what I appreciate the most for the pass 1 year. I hope this year, I will be blessed with enough courage to go for another roller coaster ride of life.. till next year post!

Majlis Doa Selamat and Kesyukuran

Apr 13, 2014

Olla everyone!

As promised, I am going to share about the Kenduri Doa Selamat and Kesyukuran that was held earlier on 22 Mar 2014. The main reason we decided to held this to humbly thank Allah for all the kindness that Allah have showered to our family. There are no word could express how happy we are to welcome our new family member.

We are truly grateful that we able to share this happiness with our close family members and thankful for all of their continuous support. Without them, things would definitely won’t be the same.

On that day, our family held a tahlil as well. Incase you are wondering, 'Tahlil' that had been a practice among the Muslim Community is actually a series of Quranic readings, Zikr and Do'a, such as reading of Surah Yaasin, chanting repeatedly the Kalimah 'La Ilaha Illallah' and Doa for the deceased. So, those who practise Tahlil believe that the rewards of what they read will reach the deceased. Apart from being happy for our soon to be born daughter, we also like remember our family members who have passed away. Which is why we combined our doa selamat with tahlil.

Alhamdulilah, everything goes well as planned. P/s: I am missing the laksa johor that my mum in law ordered for the breakfast session as well as the sambal sotong for the makan2 session.

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That’s it for now, thank you for dropping by and reading my humble post. I am currently 35 weeks pregnant.. dup dap dup dap… I prayed day n night for the strength to go through the giving birth process. To those that I have wronged or mistreated, please accept my humble apologies as I am only human T.T

We are really thankful to our creator for giving us a chance to felt this amount of happiness and for granting and blessing us with a child. It is a very simple and intimate session where most of our family members come together and say prayers together.We tried our very best to appreciate and thank everyone who have been supporting and loving us all the way. We are not perfect but we ensure that we will try to be a better person each day.

 

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