Thursday, December 05, 2013 with 0 comments
Took the opportunity to soak my gelish off the previous set of fierce nails (click here!) and have a classic nail art done in matte top coat! The finish was so smooth that it literally made my nails feel like real washi tape! Simple but pretty nail art by Myntefingers.
Loving how the pastel colours could give a whole new dimension to this set of nail art! Imagine if it was in bright neon and a dash of black! It would be like that of an old school coloured tv screen!
I guess this set of nail art displays how Mynt is sharp and talented with her colour matching skills to not have me feel all uncomfortable with a result that I would be like all " eeeeew!" Cause we wall know... sometimes, the simpler the design, the harder it is to get it right!
SO, THANK YOU, MYNT! I KNOW I CAN HAVE PREEEEEETY NAILS WITH NO FEAR!
Sunday, December 01, 2013 with 0 commentsIn the midst of hectic work, I managed to find some time to meet up with lovely ladies to do some cafe hopping. Funny thing though, Department of Caffeine happens to be located near my studio. *shrugs* I can run but I can't hide from work I guess...
What I wore to meet the lovely ladies for brunch!
Known for their caffe kicks and quality, DOC is brought to us by the owners of Strangers' Reunion.
Love how industrially inspired the environment of the cafe is decorated with! Cladded with treated iron and steel, tungsten lights and exposed wood, food being displayed in a case as we approach out seats..intoxicating aroma of coffee and oooh! The tantalising scent of food!
With a good variety of selection on their menu, the ladies and I ordered a few dishes to share (benefits of having bloggers for food hunting is that everyone is ok with the camera-eats-first and let's-share-the-food-to-try-more-food theories).
First up, B.O.E aka Bit of everything(Serrano ham & onsen egg paired with smoked salmon on muffins), PERFECT dish to order for the want-to-taste-everything-on-the-menu bloggers! I personally love how the ham had the right amount of saltiness that paired perfectly with the rich and delicious egg yolk and toasted muffin. Salmon wasn't exceptionally good but acceptable.
Next savoury dish was the Poached Salmon with Pasta salad. Pasta was overdone, the accompanied sauce was a tad plastickish to the tongue like artificial chocolate. Salmon was tender and moist, just didn't like how some parts of the fish was too mushy and no hint of dill infusion compared to the others.
And of course, like for Strangers' reunion, the buttermilk waffles is a must-try item on the menu. We ordered the Banana Rum waffles with a side of maple syrup. This was a hit! Sweetness was just right without the maple syrup. The cinnamon powder was a perfect touch to the whole combination. Vanilla ice-cream was smooth and yummy too! Could do even better with a lil more kick with the rum flavour and a bit of a char to the bananas. And the waffle was really good. Crisp with an apt amount of chewiness to it. Moist and fluffy on the inside too! Definitely a big hit for me!! I would definitely return for this baby! And try their churros too maybe?
So moving on to the slurps department, it is a must to get a cuppa right? Well, I decided to skip that and ordered the Dark Chocolate 70% Cacao. A tad disappointed after reading its description and tasting it. I prefer my dark chocolate to be of thicker consistency and richer in fragrance and the rest of the ingredients to be of different dynamic dimensions. So I guess if you are with me on this, this cup of hot choc ain't yours too!
Apart from being silly of me not ordering a cup of coffee, the ladies did made a wise choice of doing so. Fancy milk foam art for each cup of fragrant cup. Smooth, dense and moist milk foam that swished with no signs of much resistance. And the perfect intensity of colour of milk and espresso for a latte. The look and smell of it already tell one that the coffee is definitely no less than impressive. It is prolly not too acidic nor crazily strong a brew. But delectably frothy and keeps you licking your lips to not waste any of the milk foam or loose drop of the lovely concoction.
PS: Sneaked a peek at the bar to find the barista intensively at work, preparing cups after cups of coffee. He looked like he was sending out carefully crafted master pieces to the floor crew to serve up(Or maybe it was just the way he held the cups....). This kind of sincerity and seriousness of preparing food is indeed remarkable and should be coming from every one that is in the food business, imo at the very least.
AND!! Winners for the LJH products are Pauline Ng and Carol Tan! Do check your email and junk mail (just in case) for my mail!! Thank you all for being so supportive to my blog! I promise to update more and share more awesome stuff with you lovely peeps!!XOXO!
Department of Caffeine
15 Duxton Road
10.30am – 7.30pm (Mon – Fri);
9.30am – 7.30pm (Sat – Sun)
Thursday, November 28, 2013 with 0 commentsI was invited to the HKC Pamper Party last month * gasp* I know I know! And one major hiccup for taking so long had created another problem. I lost the SD card that I took with me during the event. So this post is filled with pics that I took during the event with my phone. And, I truly apologise for the lack of the photos of the fabulous event and that this is prolly going to be quite a wordy post.. But hang in there, cause there's 2 sets of goodies for giveaway! So read on k?
Held at Nail's D'vine , Dempsey, the place's decor was splendid and warm. Nails d'vine is a beauty & nail salon that provide manicure spa for kids & adults! And from what I know, they hold pampering hen's parties too! So brides to be, you know where to treat your lovely bridemaids or Maid of honour, you know where to hold your hen's party next!! They so hold lovely parties for kids too! So check out their web(click here) for more information!
Look at my set of pretty nails by them!
So apart from the pampering session, Korean cosmetic line,Lee Ji Ham( LJH). They are the first korean brand to introduce makeup that is suitable for usage after surgical procedures. So you should know that these products that they carry are suitable for all skin type and all the more for the sensitive skin cause even those who just went under the knife could use them! That's pretty much sums up how safe their products are. But this is subjected to if you have any chemical allergies! Don't just take my word for it. It would be like eating peanuts when you already know you are allergic to them! So, read about the ingredients first k! Check out what they have to offer here!
My top favourite would be their AMAZING Cellabel CC cream! Well, you can see how much I enjoy the product that I took a pic of it with my phone apart from my camera... I really love it to bits! It is really light on the skin and they have colour matching technology that helps the product get as close to our skin colour! The effect is so smooth it is pretty much like baby skin! I just can't even... finishing your bb cream or foundation, do give this product a try!
Another favourite of mine would be their Oxygen Bubble Brightening pack! It is this bubble producing magical lotion that helps clean up our pores! I captured the foaming process in the camera.. *weeps*
I am soooooo tempted to get one but I guess I could only wait till I finish my other products that I bought before knowing about this incredible product. The mister would whine and nag and whine and nag, telling me that I only have one face, why need so many product and worse, spend money to get products that pretty much promising to deliver the same results? I could only defend my bottles with " but they are all different. it's the same to you.. but it's just different to my skin and me.. "* shrugs*
That aside, recently they launched a new product call the P.ANTARCTICA 77 cream. It is to help shrink visible pores on our face to achieve pore-less looking skin! It has this slight cold feeling to it after application too! Tingly but a nice feeling to have actually ! And the microorganism from Antartic Glaciers? What sorcery did they posses to get access to them and have them be slathered on our face for moisturizing and shrinking pores?!* addicted to the product already*
LJH has a crazy lot of other awesome products that I am going gaga over. But since I have a first hand experience on the products during the event, I know how good they are. SO, I'm sharing the $300 worth of products that I got during the Pamper Party!
They would be packed in two sets and would be of close equal values! They are all sample sized except for one tube of P.ANTARCTICA 77 cream!
All you have to do is "like" Honeyzcube on fb ( click here!) and send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the screen shot showing your username! Remember to send me your actual name too! Winners would be picked randomly by a generator and announced on the next entry!* Good luck!
Now, to the to share another awesome thing with every single one of you! As you can see, the title states Honeyzcube. Here's the big deal. Honeyzcube is a sample store that allows you to get free samples before you purchase a product. All you have to do is sign up, write reviews or simply vote for the products that you like or tried and earn points to redeem the products!Or you can simply buy them at Cube Store too! (I am currently really into writing the reviews on the products it's just so addictive and that it would be great if my review would help someone get an awesome product that they swear by or not waste their money on something that is overly raved but dont deliver!)
With the lovely Juliana who made all this wondrous things happen to me and tempting me with awesome products.. *winkwink*
Click on the link below for the respective products! Cube Store is an official store for LJH products! If you want to test the products out, you could check out the physical store at Nail's D'vine!
Cellabel CC cream
Oxygen Bubble Brightening pack
P.ANTARCTICA 77 cream
ps: Do send the application for the giveaway by 1st Dec 2013 to be eligible!