‘The World’s First Thermomix® Malay Cook Book’

Nov 29, 2017

Thermomix Malaysia

Assalamualaikum and Olla everyone!

I am so excited as I am writing this post. I love household gadgets that make life simpler. As predicted I couldn’t really sleep well after attending an event hosted by Thermomix. I have heard about Thermomix before but decided to see what the fuss all about is. All I know is that it is expensive until I went to the event – I found out it will make cooking experience a breeze.

The event unveiled The World’s First Thermomix Malay Cook Book, written by Kak Suriya Abdullah. During the event, Kak Suriya shared a few easy, healthy and inspiring recipes and cooking presentations and that was how I got to know more and seen with my own eyes of the kind of wonders that a Thermomix can do.

Thermomix Malaysia

When I first stepped in the Thermomix® Cooking Studio, I saw many beautiful ladies wearing the Thermomix green apron, standing next to a spread of yummy-looking dessert laid out on the table. Every meal on the table was prepared freshly using Thermomix®. I was like, really???

Pengalaman naik Cruise di Tasik Putrajaya

Nov 27, 2017


Assalamualaikum and Olla everyone!

Sebenarnya kan banyak tempat menarik dan cantik kat dalam negara kita ni. Baru – baru ni illy dan family try pergi naik cruise kat Tasik Putrajaya. Ajak my other family members tapi dorang dah ada program jadi kami jer la pergi anak beranak. Planning memang nak pergi awal pagi sebab tak nak panas. Bawa budak kalau panas nanti dia cepat merengek.

Nak cari tak susah. Korang parking jer depan masjid pink kat putrajaya tu, then pergi belah kiri kat tasik. Mula tu macam confuse juga mana ticketing counter ni. Pastu tengok map, baru paham. Kena turun ke bawah sikit baru jumpa. Satu floor lagi bawah dari cafe putrajaya. Kalau bawa orang tua ada wheelchair boleh naik lift untuk turun. Illy decided tak nak bawa stroller sebab pergerakan macam terbatas. Jadi Johan just pakai baby carrier jer senang citer. Lagi pun naik cruise boat tu nanti tak boleh bawa stroller.

Resepi Cucur Udang Sedap - Lengkap Gambar Step by Step

Nov 26, 2017

resepi cucur udang sedap dan simple

Assalamualaikum and Olla everyone!

Teringin nak makan cucur udang? Nak pergi beli kat kedai karang bawak balik dah sejuk. Kalau buat sendiri boleh makan puas. Lagi pun kalau beli selalu dorang pakai udang kertas nipis sangat tak rasa. Kalau buat kat rumah boleh letak udang besar sikit, puas makan. Petang – petang boleh buat makan dengan family sambil borak minum teh. illy nak share resepi ni. Sangat senang nak buat bahan tak banyak, yang penting rajin sikit, ada usaha confirm jadi.  Kat bawah ni illy siap tunjuk step by step gambar harap membantu.

|HONEST REVIEW| Cor Blimey British Fish and Chips (Damansara Uptown)

Nov 21, 2017


Assalamualaikum and Olla everyone!

It is not a secret that my little family and I like to try out new cafe and restaurant. Last month we decided to try out this new place that claimed to serve the best British-style Fish & Chips that no one can forget. It is located at Uptown Damansara same row with WonderMilk and Softserve. Not that far from we stay so we went straight after work.

Parking in Uptown is such a B***. However, we are quite lucky to get a spot within the first round. From outside the restaurant look very welcoming and I really like the interior. It gave a British vibe which make sense since they are serving the staple British meal. Cor Blimey British Fish and Chips, is also child friendly as they provide baby chair, not to dark, not to noisy and kid cutleries. Their song selection and the interior transport you to UK. I have been to a place that serve thai food but they turn on a korean k-pop song. Understand that I come for food not music but really?? I like the fact that they have attention to details when it come to songs selections.  Even my daughter enjoyed The Beatles songs played, I mean who wont…

ANTIPODES LIPSTICK | Review + Swatches |

Nov 20, 2017


Assalamualaikum and Olla everyone!

I have quite good news for those who are into natural lifestyle. You can now have more options when it comes to lipstick Yeay! Around couple of weeks ago, Antipodes New Zealand sent me three units of their Moisture-Boost Natural Lipstick. To be completely honest, this is my first encounter with the brand that was originated all the way from New Zealand by Elizabeth Barbalich.

Did some reading. Yes, I like to know more about the brand because I feel that whenever I choose a brand to work with it also means I support what is their mission and what they believe in. That is why I been trying my best to support or try out brand that aligned with what I stand for.

Happy to find out that Antipodes used certified organic skincare with remaining natural ingredients on top of having 100% biodegradable cardboard from sustainable forest. Also found out that they do support lots of WWF Campaigns including effort to save dolphins to choosing supplier that source ingredients from sustainable palm oils that does not do harm to our ecosystems.

Arayyan Kids Mind Booster and Kiddy Edu PlaySet |Review|


Assalamualaikum and Olla everyone!

I can’t believe that Sofea is going to be four years old next year. Which mean she will go into a real pre-school. My husband and I did sent her and the little to like a nursery cum playschool all these while. But it does not involve wearing a uniform, do not have exam and things like that. Next year on Jan, she will start wearing uniform to enter pre-school and I am not sure if we are ready for it.

We did try to teach her as much as we could without giving pressure. Like we would bring her around to see animals face to face at the park, go and explore nature, and we tried to let her order her own meal and we give out little responsibility one at a time, like cleaning up after her own mess.  After all we want her to associate learning by being fun instead of chores. Glad that she does enjoy learning.

Have to be honest, that I am also worried because time is really changing that I don’t want her to go to school and felt left out when it comes to academic. My husband and I actually didn’t really mind about result. All we want is for our child to grow up to be a good person, live a happy life. In matter of fact you don’t need all As to be a good person, have wonderful relationship and to live a happy life.

Like many parents, we also want to make sure that she have a healthy growth rate, in term of mentally and physical growth. So, that she will be able to learn as much in order to survive in this world. Recently we tried this Arayyan Kids Mind Booster.

Experience at MON CHÉRI Workshop

Nov 19, 2017


Assalamualaikum and Olla everyone!

Just like to share with you my experience attending MON CHÉRI workshop. Have you heard about this brand? I have wrote a couple of review on MON CHÉRI product before. I like their skincare range a lot. Quite recently, they come up with a full blown range of make up products and to be blunt the only make up product I have tried before is the CC cushion also named as the Petal CC Cover cushion. Which is why I am quite interested to check out the rest.

The seat for the workshop is reserved for those who spend RM350 on MON CHÉRI and for that you will get to attend a make up workshop on top getting goodies worth RM200. The workshop was hosted at their counter in Parkson One Utama and 3 session was conducted at 11am, 2pm and 3pm. I decided to utilise my lunch time and go for it. The perks of having an office that is attached to a shopping mall huh?

Lengkapkan Rutin Kecantikan Dengan Herba dan Bahan Semulajadi Panduan Potret Cantik Menawan Dengan Rangkaian Set Kecantikan Dari Anugerah Hanya RM 150

Nov 14, 2017


Benar, kala merias wajah tiada had sempadan ataupun peraturan khusus. Semuanya adalah mengenai ekspresi kreativiti dalam mencorak dan menghasilkan nuansa menarik. Biarpun begitu, anda harus menitikberatkan beberapa faktor utama agar di akhirnya nanti anda berjaya memiliki kanvas wajah yang sempurna. Antara faktor utama adalah perlu memiliki kulit wajah yang sihat sempurna dan mulakan rutin anda dengan bahan semulajadi.

Rutin kecantikan amatlah penting di praktikkan dari awal agar kecantikan anda tidak pudar dengan peredaran masa. Tambahan pula, kita perlu berhati-hati dengan pelbagai ancaman kecantikan iaitu pencemaran udara, pemakanan yang tidak sihat dan produk yang terlalu tinggi kandungan kimia. Ini semua penyebab kepada kulit berkedut, wajah kusam, berjeragat dan mudah mendapat jerawat.

Herba Tradisional Lebih Mujarab

Sejak zaman berzaman, nenek moyang kita gemar mengamalkan ramuan herba tradisional yang bersifatkan hanya alam semulajadi. Pengamalannya memang tiada efek sampingan yang boleh membawa kemudaratan seperti sesetengah amalan kecantikan yang hanya padu dengan bahan kimia, pewarna dan pewangi. Harga pula membebankan anda. Fikir semula dan berubahlah kepada yang lebih memberikan anda manfaat.

Pengalaman ke Taman Wetland Putrajaya

Nov 13, 2017


Assalamualaikum and Olla everyone!

Semenjak dari pergi Nivea Care Run hosted kat Putrajaya haritu kami sekeluarga asyik rasa nak spend time kat sini time weekend. So, haritu ada lalu depan Wetland ni ingatkan macam taman tema air ke apa rupanya tak. Dia lebih pada pada nature, tempat tengok burung, taman main basikal and also tempat jogging. Kami pergi ahad pagi which is just nice sebab pergi pagi tak panas. Kalau dalam pukul 7 atau 8 tu paling sesuai tak terik. Illy suggest korang tengok dulu ramalan cuaca before pergi sebab kalau hujan then no point. 

Ada few spot menarik kat dalam Wetland Putrajaya ni sendiri, ada flamingo watching area, ada tempat macam ala-muzium tumbuhan tapi kitorang tak sempat nak visit yang tu lagi next time nak check out yang tu pula. Kali ni kami decide nak berbasikal spend time dengan anak-anak.

U.S. Potatoes Dreamy Goodness by Illy Arifin


Assalamualaikum and Olla Everyone!

So, I joined a contest and was given three types of US Potatoes (U.S Russets U.S Red Potatoes, U.S Purple Potatoes). The task is to came up with a ‘Healthy and Fit’ cuisince in conjuction of “U.S. Potatoes Goodness Fiesta”. I scratched my head for many days hahahaha… So nervous lah, it have been awhile since I joined any cooking contest. Talked to my husband and also asked from inputs from friends. That is when I come up with a dessert that I named as U.S. Potatoes Dreamy Goodness. I will share the recipe in this post in a bit. However, coming up with a meal is not the only task. My dish need to get as much vote in order to qualify as winner.

This is the most challenging part. To get votes. If you are reading this, PLEASEEEEE.. I need all help I can get to win this contest. All you need to do to be a fan of MY Potatoes US FB Page and like my dish (no5). By doing that you will also be in the running to win RM100. The cash prize is allocated for 5 winners. Click here to support :  LINK

As promised, below is the recipe. Let me know if you try it out k?

Sneak Peak at my DIY 2018 Planner

Nov 8, 2017

illy ariffin diy planner

Assalamualaikum and Olla everyone!

November is usually my busiest time of the year. It is the time where I do all of my coming year planning. There is nothing wrong about doing your planning whenever you like. It is your life anyway. You can do it middle of the year or anytime. I personally like to do my planning in Nov to give myself a head start. I dont like to get all panicky and jump into a new year without any goal or plan. By doing my planning ahead, preparing what is my goal and what are the SOP that needed to achieve it, it gave me a sense of calmness. Knowing that I will enter a new year with a plan and will try my best to get myself in the direction I want to be in. To me life is a journey, and my planner is my map. It lead me to where and who I want to be. There is nothing wrong about not having a plan. I mean, it is your life, if you like to be chillax or adventurous and so with the flow, there is nothing wrong with that. I just find that by having a plan, it keeps me productive and aid me to built a good habit.

illy ariffin diy planner

All you need is a book, some coloured pens and stickers. I like to use hard covered book because it is more durable since I will be using the book religiously within a year. I used to buy like a bulky planner but I found that it is not the best for me. I still prefer like a not so thick book so it is easier to put in my handbag plus it is not as heavy. You can get the pre-printed planner for daily or weekly or even monthly. Depending on your  usage. I prefer to get the one more like a journal as it gave me room to be creative. Currently my planner is a notebook by Duck given by my ex-bestie (hahaha.. im not going to elaborate further, she dont want to kawan me, so its okay). Anyway, for year 2018 I decided to get this glitter journal book from Typo. You can get any book you want actually. I just like this one because it is fancy.

5 Main Reasons Why I Trust Pigeon Newborn Pure Range for my Baby

Nov 7, 2017


Assalamualaikum and Olla everyone!

How are you feeling today? Hope everything is great at your end. Today I would like to share with you 5 main reasons why I trust Pigeon Newborn Pure range for my baby. When it comes to my baby skincare, I will try my best to use product that are gentle yet provide the most comfort and care. I mean it is a well-known fact that baby’s skin are delicate. Before I jump into reviewing each product that I used, allow me to share my top main reasons.


Reason 1 : Scientifically proven

Yes, Pigeon invested a lot in making sure their product are back up by science instead of hearsay or assumptions. When they take their product seriously, it gave me some assurance. Scientist behind the brand formulated Natulayer TM which is a trademarked formula. If you are wondering, Natulayer TM able to provide a double layer of protection and moisturization for your baby’s skin. The formulation encourage the stimulation of Vernix. Vernix is a waxy protective moisturizing layer which can be found naturally on newborn babies. While doing so, it also encourage the formation of Ceramide (a moisture-capturing lipids) this will help to hyrated and nourished the skin and resulting to skin to be supple.

Reason 2 : Balanced PH

During the first few weeks of life, a baby's skin has a higher pH of between 6.5 and 5.5. Which is why it is not advisable to use just any kind of soap on your baby skin so it wont disturb the pH. Pigeon Newborn Pure range knows this (ofcoz they are know they are the professional here) and they ensure that the baby skincare range maintain the skin’s protective layer by making sure that the pH level is well balanced.

Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel | Honest Review |

Nov 6, 2017


Assalamualaikum and Olla everyone!

Being adult is not easy, you need to juggle your mental and physical health, relationship with God, relationship with family members, your career, not to mention bills and so on. The list can be long, (in fact I have 12 different chapter on things I need to juggle). It is also very important to take a good care of yourself. Like I mentioned many times before it started with us. By taking a good care of ourself we get to function better and juggle better.

Going for staycation is one of the best way we found to give ourself a break. You dont have to go far to relax. Actually I found myself even more tired whenever I travel abroad since I tend to spend most of my time exploring. Dont get me wrong, I love exploring and learning about new cultures and engage with locals. But when I need a rest, I think staycation fit the best.

If you are looking for option for a staycation, just to chill without the need to travel far. Then why not consider Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel. Last weekend my husband and I went for a quick 2 days 1 night stay. Hotel is super new, they officialy open to public less than a month ago.


Sweet Violet & Grapefruit Hydrating Mist Limited Edition by Jurlique | Review |

Nov 5, 2017

Sweet Violet & Grapefruit Hydrating Mist Limited Edition by Jurlique | Review |

Assalamualaikum and Olla everyone!

Can you believe that it is already november? We are at the final quarter of the year and the next thing we know it is going to be new year all over again. Are you ready for it? Have you start drafting your plan and goal for next year? I always start planning my goal in November just to give myself a head start before the actual new year comes in. One of my goal is to pamper myself as much as I  could. To me, my pampering myself I get to train to appreciate my body and it will result to feeling the best. It is like a dominos effect, when I feel best, I will react better with everyone around me. I get to treat my husband and kids even better. I mean we cant pour if our glass is empty.  People tend to make others feel how they themselves feel, whether it's great or small. So, I need to make sure that I am content in order for me to make others around me feel the same.

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