July 20, 2017

Catch the travel bug with Traveloka

Ya'll know how much I love to travel right? I think I NEED to travel at least 4 times a year >.< Once in each quarter of the year haha just for a getaway to relax my mind and take a step back from the normal hectic working life. But the stress part is before travelling LOL. When I want to travel, I am normally at lost on how to plan the flight, accommodation, itinerary etc especially when I am going to a place I have never been before. I rely on sooo many apps, so many websites, research research until my eyes go @.@ That's exactly what happened in my previous trip LOL And I'm such an OCD person that I need to plan everything (almost!) to the tee HAHA. And because of that I can take days just choosing the cheapest flight, the cheapest accommodation, airline after airlines, reviews after reviews and yes it's such a waste of time #truestory. On top of that, airline websites do not have lists of accommodation and vice versa. So ended up, my laptop has too many opened apps. 

But...luckily there's no need for all those time wasting. Traveloka is here to save travel bugs like you and me! 

Oh how I wish I used you before. It's okay, moving forward I can save less time by booking through Traveloka. Traveloka is a travel website and also an app. I find downloading in phone makes life so much easier. At anytime and anywhere, if you would like to check for flight or hotels, it's just an app away. 

Traveloka has propriety solutions allowing for the most comprehensive flights and hotels offerings in Southeast Asia. They also have the most competitive prices for flights and hotels in Southeast Asia and there are no hidden charges. What you see is what you pay. It is very user friendly and super easy to use.



Let's not go far. Just take somewhere in Malaysia for example. Let me show you how the app works.


 So, let's say during the coming Merdeka holidays I want to plan a trip to Bukit Tinggi. Oh by the way, have you heard? Bukit Tinggi is like the new 'in' place to go. So many of my friends have gone for a short weekend trip and whenever they come back, they always recommend me to go there. So okay, let's plan a trip there hehe

Now, on to booking an accommodation at Bukit Tinggi hotels. You just need to key in the details and search your preferred accommodation. 

Type in Bukit Tinggi and fill in details

After that, you may filter your room rate according to your budget- be it luxury, budget or resort. You can also sort from the lowest price to the highest price, star ratings etc.

Let's check out the luxury hotels there (Need some pampering time ^^)

The Chateau Spa and Organic Wellness Resort seems reallyyy nice =)

A good description about the hotel is included as well

And most importantly, there's ratings! I think ratings and reviews are very important to me and it can make or break the decision of me booking that particular hotel. The review for this hotel seems good and has a high rating.

So that I don’t need to find for blog reviews in google and start the tab openings haha
Then choose preferred room.
I am comforted by the fact that Traveloka shows the best price for customers.

Key in your details, purchase and you're good to go for a fantastic weekend at Bukit Tinggi! You can check your booking under 'My Booking' and don't even need to print anything.

That was easy and fast haha See how simple that was?

Oh, don't know what to do there? Simply click on the link above again and did you see the write up on Bukit Tinggi? Can I just say how cool it is for Traveloka to have a write up about Bukit Tinggi? I mean the consolidation of how to go there, the tourists attractions and travel tips is just so awesome. A whole write up which could be my entire itinerary! That is so helpful for people like me who have never been to Bukit Tinggi. So, now you know what you can do there as well.

I just planned a whole trip in erm...less than half an hour? Omg, I just realised how much time I have wasted planning previous trips =.=

Planning a trip somewhere as well? Plan it using Traveloka!

Yeap, it's the only travel app you need =)

July 14, 2017

Althea Matte Box- The Answer to Oily Skin

I squealed with joy when I first saw this pink thing in my room!


Because it's none other than Althea who sent me this beauty box.
If you don't know what is Althea, gurlll you gota come out from the shell. Althea is an online K-Beauty shopping destination that ships 100% authentic popular K-Beauty products all the way from Korea right to your doorstep. Yeap, you read that right.


They are known for their pink beauty boxes, affordable prices and fuss-free 30 days unconditional return policy(if you're not happy with your purchases). What more can a girl ask for?

The best part is that Althea has their very own limited edition beauty boxes, specially curated by the fairy team in Seoul. Expect 2 - 3 thematic boxes every month and get ready to snag them before they go OOS! (out of stock). Every month, the fairy team will release 2 types of beauty boxes and each box can hold anywhere from 6 - 12 full-size products depending on the theme and value. The best part? Buy only if you like it! There's no commitment to subscribing for a monthly, quarterly or yearly payment to get these beauty boxes. But the downside is these beauty boxes are limited in quantity (while stocks last) on a first come first serve basis.

And I received one of their beauty boxes which is called the Matte Box. I felt like this box was calling out for me and the beauty fairies specially curated this box for me haha because I have super oily face and this box is specially designed to include 6 full sized products to stay shine-free all day long. Now, that is a perfect match!

Ta-dah! Was excited to finally get my hands on the Matte Box and try it out because I have been trying many products which promises shine-free skin but none really works.

Also, to be honest I was quite skeptical as well whether would it be suitable for my skin and if it does make my skin shine-free, would I break out due to clogged pores? Kinda worried but at the same time excited haha

Okay, here it goes. I tried out these products for one week and here is my review.

Wangskin Girl's Skin Moisture Cleanser

Creamy tightening foam to moisturise inner skin, removes sebum, makeup waste and helps pore care.

Cleanse my face first thing in the morning because it's an essential step for skincare.
It is really creamy and dense as you can see from the picture which will result in a soft foam to cleanse the face. It is rather mild so it is suitable for all skin type.

Combination of milk + rice extract for:
-deep cleansing
-soothe and nourish
-removing blackhead
-reduce pore
-remove dirt
-hydrating
-firming

Verdict: It actually makes my skin really moisturised but at the same time clean with no oily residue. I used this to cleanse my face in the morning and at night and at both times, my skin does not feel dry and tight but nourished and supple. I am really loving this cleanser although to be honest, I have never heard of it before. Because of its soft and dense bubbles, it cleanses and exfoliates deep into pores leaving my pores unclogged before applying makeup and after makeup. I did not experience any breakouts within a week of usage which I was worried initially.

Next step: Innisfree No Sebum Toner

After cleansing is always followed by toner application. 
Apply appropriate amount on cotton pad and gently sweep over entire face. You will not miss the nice minty scent. 

The formula is slightly acidic, which is able to lower the skin’s increased pH. This balance of pH allows to maintain healthy skin. This fresh toner controls excess sebum, with Jeju natural mineral and mint, leaving skin clean with the nature-originated salicylic acid, leaving skin feeling refreshed.

Verdict: One of the very few toners that is very mild on my skin without removing the moisture. The key to oily skin is not to remove all the oil from skin leaving skin dry which will actually result in oilier skin. Hence, why I truly love this toner is because it maintains the moisture to prep my skin for the next step. My skin felt matte and smooth already after the toner and I had a feeling that these products would work very well to keep me shine free.

Aritaum Pore Master Sebum Control Primer

Gel type primer with cooling effect and instantly absorbs oiliness for silky and matte skin texture. It contains plant based extract for pore care and it's cooling effect is due to the water base gel.

Just apply on the T-Zone which is prone to being oily.
Not much is needed to be applied. It absorbs quickly leaving skin velvety.

Verdict: Guess what? This is the best thing I have come across ever. Of all the primers I have used, whether it's from NYX, Urban Decay, Benefit etc etc etc, none could beat this. This is probably the best treasure I have received LOL. After all these years finding for a primer to control my excess sebum and oil, all have failed me and my skin will turn oily within a few hours. This primer kept my face oil-free till night time! No kidding! I am totally repurchasing this for life. *This may vary between people but this totally works on me*

Peripera Ink Lasting Mint Cushion (#2 Beige)

I was surprised by the generous amount once you pressed on it. Because some cushion pact are super little and there's really not much in it. Just one pat and creamy foundation comes out that makes skin smooth all day. Plus point: It contains SPF50+PA++ to shield skin from the harsh sun.

Just glide on skin and feel the magic.

Left- Before. Right- After.
Verdict: The coverage is awesome. This is only one application and it has blurred my pores and a matte coverage. This is another must buy for me. It does not stick on the cushion pad as well and rest assured that all foundation sticks to the skin and not the pad *thumbs up*

Skinfood Peach Cotton Multi Finish Powder.


A finishing powder that holds everything together which is the last product of the equation to make skin shine free. It is an extremely light powder with light and smooth particles made by Air Jet Mill technique. It is white in colour so it's rather colourless. Gently pat on skin to hide any shine leaving skin matte all day. It has a very nice peachy scent as well.

Verdict: You may think it's not a significant product in the box but this powder works wonders. Since it's the last product to be applied on skin, it actually is the most important product to cover shine so that makeup lasts all day. I also like how compact it is so that it can be brought anywhere with me for touch up.

Lebaton Color fit lipstick in Rose Coral

It is a semi matte lipstick with a silky texture and vivid pigmentation.
It glides on pretty well for a velvet matte finish.

It is also moisturising on lips so that it won't crack or dry out.

Verdict: I actually love the colour which is quite subtle but not too subtle. Perfect for a day out and it is quite long lasting. Probably need just one touch up after eating.

The makeup look using the above products.

<3

So, I documented my skin's oiliness throughout the day.

I was surprised myself.

Top left- Right after makeup is done and ready to go out
Top right- After 3 hours. Skin is still not oily. I was already positive about the results because normally the max I could go without oily skin is the first 2 hours lol
Down left-After movie in the cinema which is 6 hours after I left home. At this time, I blotted once but it was not very oily. Just some shine. Still, my makeup looked alright and face is still good to go for the night.
Down right- Officially 12 hours. After supper, no more lipstick and tired face but skin is still looking fine yo! No touch up at all.

Can you believe it? Even I can't believe it lol I was so eager to use the same products the next day and the results were the same. So happy that I needed to boast to all of you haha I finally found the products that match my skin leaving it shine free literally all day.

The only thing missing from the box is a moisturiser. But that's okay. I actually tried without moisturiser for the first few days and my skin felt fine. But I felt some moisturiser is still needed so I am using all the above products with my own moisturiser and the results are the same. I had no breakouts so far. No clogged pores with blackheads and skin felt fresher than ever. As long as I cleanse in the morning and at night and follow the normal skincare routine with masking as well, the products are good for my skin and in fact my skin condition has actually improved.

So happy for this Matte Box. Unfortunately, it has sold out! Told you, these boxes are fast selling. And some of the products are not available for sale in Althea.

Thank you Althea for literally saving my skin which has been oily ever since I reached puberty and have not found a solution for it >.<

Thank you for giving me the answer to my oily skin. I am so happy right now and whoever it was that curated this box was a genius! I would like to personally thank that beauty fairy for pulling off such an amazing beauty box which clearly works for those with oily skin. If you managed to buy one for yourself, let me know if the same magic worked on you =)

Check out other beauty boxes which may be suitable for you and shop HERE. Thanks Althea <3

July 1, 2017

June updates

June was somewhat a roller coaster. Filled with fun but was down with allergies and feverish at the same time >.< Anyhow, managed to still find time for my food adventures hehe

I finally tried Village Park's famous nasi lemak. Yes, I know, I was living under a shell for not trying it before. OMG! Best.Nasi.Lemak.Ever.

Pho to satisfy my Vietnam food cravings at Pho Vietz, Atria Shopping Gallery.

Vietnam Coffee and the best avocado milkshake. Super creamy and I would go in just to tapau this milkshake only.

For big eaters like me and my friends, I totally recommend Aoki-Tei @ Puchong.

It's sushi buffet!

Order anything from the menu for just 1 price.
We went for dinner so it's RM78++ per pax

Super worth it because the range of food, desserts and drinks were good. Sake was free flow as well.





That's a lot of sashimi! Super love.





Yes, all these are included in the buffet.








Will definitely re-visit this restaurant again. Buffets are so worth it for a huge group like us.

Then, we went to Bow Wow cafe, Puchong. It's a pet friendly cafe and it's my first time going to such cafe because I'm not so pet friendly hehe. Quite surprised that I managed to stay in the cafe without squealing when the dogs came near me. I used to be very scared but now I find them really cute and the dogs were super friendly!


Huge husky! SO beautiful.


We got a Flat White and just stared at the dogs playing among themselves hehe

Tokyo Secret cheese tart.

Sashimi from Jyu Raku, SS15.

Assorted sashimi bowl.

Sake which looks like milk hehe

Baskin Robbins =)

World Class Chocolate flavour, no less.

Also since it was puasa month, visited the yearly bazaar Ramadhan and bought a whole lot of food from there but chump it all down without taking pics hehe.

The other half bought this pancake-like thingy and it was so good.

Dessert from Ticklish Ribs & Wiches, Mid Valley.
Looks like a dog plate lol.

Hot Pot from Fong Lye. I actually liked it a lot.

Yummy Sweet Potato Balls to go with the Hot Pot.

It's been a long time since we visited Uncle Jang.


Mmm....I can feel my tummy grumbling now.

Yu Noodle. Something like Go Noodle only this restaurant does not serve dry pan mee. So soupy one it is. Not bad actually and I liked the wine soup.

Was feeling under the weather so fruit juice to boost my immune system from La Juiceria.

Pepper Lunch. Another one that I have not visited quite some time. Still tasted as good.

The other half tapau-ed Hot Wings from Paradigm Mall and it was superr yummy. I think it's one of the better wings I've tried out there.

Went back to Fish Bowl, Bandar Sunway. This time took the Honey Herb Chicken. I really loved their poke bowls! Very filling as well.

First time at Tujo Bar-sserie & Grill, KL

Beef Nachos was such a good appetizer. We loved it and wiped it clean haha

Squid Ink Pizza.

Crabmeat Linguini.

Mojito.

The food was generally good and the ambiance was quiet and nice for a group hangout. Thoroughly enjoyed our catchup at Tujo and it's a nice dining place if you love somewhere quiet in KL.

Also, it was the first time in my life I took blood >.<

The pre-taking blood was horrible. I was super scared. But when the needle went it, it wasn't so bad after all LOL Still, I really hate any needles poking into me.

Also managed to catch 3 movies this month! Record breaking haha coz we normally don't watch that many movies.

Wonder Woman was da bomb diggity.
I have a huge girl crush on Gal Gadot ever since in Fast & Furious and now I have an even more crush on her. She's super hot and we watched this movie in D-Box One Utama where the chairs moved during action scenes LOL but I think not much excitement unlike Universal Studios in US haha

Baywatch was pretty funny and basically a laid back movie to watch. I really enjoyed The Rock and Zac Efron's interaction in the movie and their hot bod.

Minions are bacckk!
Unfortunately Despicable Me 3 do not have much minions in it because there were more adult storyline in it. Nevertheless, enjoyed it as well.