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Benefit BADgal waterproof liner

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I bought this waterproof liner when I was beginning my collection. And here’s my review.

I got the one in Espresso colour from Benefit @ 1 Utama. The colour was fine when I tested it. However, as I’ve been using it lately, I realised it’s not really obvious, and it’s quite light. I’d have to go over my eye a few times before getting it visible. Waterproof wise, yes, it doesn’t smudge on me like a few liners i’ve tried,i.e., Nutrimetrics (I got it free from an event) and Silky girl. 

Also, it gets blunt very fast, either that, or I’ve never used eye liners this often before. However, when you sharpen it, i realised that the tip actually gets broken. when I touch the tip, it’s shaky now. Like how you would sharpen your normal pencil, and you can pull the tip off because it’s broken.

I bought this before really starting to review the products I buy. Now that I’ve started, when I’m done with this liner, I might go with Urban Decay, I try out Rimmel.

Overall:

Pros: 

Waterproof & smudge proof

Cons:

Light color & breaks when sharpening

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Revamp :)

Hi peoplesssss,

Oh gosh, it’s been ages, and yes, I have abandoned blogging for awhile. Work came up. Busy schedules, and guess what, I’m getting married in two months….. Oh Emm Gee… *faints*

Anyway, yeah, getting married, means prepping for the wedding, whether or not the event itself, or myself. So I have been taking care of myself lately. Ok, I lied, maybe I just started the last few weeks. Anyway, better late than never right? 

Yeah, so I know, my blog has always been about food. and only food. Since my interests have grown, why not the blog too? So from now onwards, I’ll probably review about anything and everything that I use. Don’t worry, give me some time. I will categorise and what nt to make live for you easier. :)

So one of the beauty..i would rather call it bath products I’ve been using is

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Acai Berry body scrub from Guardian. My friend nagged at me for buying i from Guardian, but it was purchased on a whim! :) I saw acai and since Acai has been the hype lately, I thought why not try it? I’m not too sure how body scrubs are supposed to make you feel, but I didn’t feel exceptionally better. The scrubs were quite rough, which I liked. So far I’ve been using twice a week. Not much of  difference. Maybe my friend was right. I’ll probably get a better brand the next time around. 

Shocker alert! I got inspired when stumbling upon Pink Pistachio on Pinterest, and her Well-Rested tutorial. I then watched her Fab in 5 tutorial, and was amazed it could all be done in 5 minutes! So, I couldn’t wait to get all the products and get started. 

First thing I got was the Bare Minerals 6 piece starter kit from Sephora at Paradigm. 

ImageOk, the kit i got from Sephora Paradigm did not include the small brush, and the primer was really tiny. I did have the mineral veil though. I was slightly disappointed because after surfing the net, I found many online stores selling the more “worth-it” version as it had more goodies, for the same price. Oh well, anyway, I’ve been using it everyday for two weeks or so, and people do comment that there is a difference in my complexion. :) However, people said I seemed tanned, which I now feel it is the wrong foundation or the lady matched it to my tanned skin (I just came back from Maldives about a month ago). However, I do feel by using the foundation, warmth all over face color and mineral veil, has made my face much more “flawless” as they would say. Yes, I do have imperfections still, but it has provided great coverage. 

The next thing I would love love love to get is the Naked Basics palette.

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MillionDollarBeauty is giving it away and all you have to do is blog about it and link back to her! :) Here’s me trying my luck! 

Stay tuned for more updates, and reviews, and a revamp of the blog!

 

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scone?

Hi there!

I was PLANNING to wakeup a bit early to go to the park, but sleepiness overruled.

Thus, breakfast was heated up.

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Had a peanut puff from Puff garden at Uptown Damansara. Full of ground peanuts! I burnt it abit though, still good. I have to refrain myself from overbuying pastries for breakfast now since I have some cereal to finish at home!

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I invested in some Starbucks coffee! This bag cost me RM33. I love nuts, so I guessed I would love this flavour. I requested that the grind half the bag for me so that I can use it for my french press. I’ve been using it over the few days, but forgot to feature it. It’s nice, nutty-ish. Not too strong though. I prefer stronger beans.

I did a run at home since I missed going to the park. While watching Criminal Minds 3 – I get nightmares after watching it, but I still love this series, even more than CSI!

Lunch proceeded with a salad, a scone and an intended yoghurt.

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Salada was some butterhead, cherry tomatoes and baby carrots. Butterhead lasts well, thus I prefer it to romaine. Had me salad with some ketchup and homemade dressing. Ketchup is the way to go if you’re lazy like me. ;)

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I omitted the yoghurt when I started chomping on my scone. Figured since it’s a cheddar vegetable scone, it had some form of protein, and it was pretty filling. I got it from the Loaf!

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I reheated it in the microwave, then the oven, it was a bit soft. I’m not sure if it’s my fault fr reheating it, or the Loaf because it was soft inside, which I don’t think that’s what a scone is supposed to be. I think it’s supposed to be almost biscuit like and crumbly. Instead, it was cake meets bread texture. The texture was a real let down, but taste-wise, it was good. Cheese and vegetable!

And now, I shall proceed to some blog-reading, and maybe clean my room? We’ll see. :)

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Blondies

This afternoon, I decided to do some baking! I saw on Chef at Home, Michael smith whipping up a batch of blondies with whole wheat flour- I knew I had to make some.

Here’s the original recipe from Food Network Canada:

Ingredients
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pine nuts
  • 1 cup caramel chips
Directions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly oil an 8×8-inch baking pan.
  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Continue heating, swirling gently as it begins to foam and steam, releasing moisture. Continue swirling as the milky bits begin to brown forming a golden residue under the butter fat. When they are rich golden brown, pour it into a heatproof mixing bowl. Add the brown sugar, eggs and vanilla and blend well.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the wet and stir the batter until smooth. Stir in the nuts and candy bits and pour into the prepared baking pan. Bake 45 minutes. Cool for a few minutes before cutting into squares.

But for me, I changed the caramel chips to white and regular choc chips – I can’t find any caramel chips here. And instead of pine nuts, I used cashews which I had. I’m not sure if that change had made it a tad too hard or whether 45 mins is too long in a fan-forced oven. Any who, it turned out like so:

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It was abit too brown. I guess I should’ve taken that as a sign. But the recipe said 45 mins..

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I like it though. But I’m not sure if the rest of the fam will like it as much as the flourless chocolate cake.

Dinner’s ready, but the BF is on his way back, so I shall be patient…

No, I stole a couple of bites already, but merely enough to make me full!

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Brocs and carrots. I think I made it a bit too hard for the gramps! sorry!

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Grandma cooked some “Meen See” fish. It’s taucu paste. It’s my fav! And the BF better come back soon before this disappears!

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Dim Sum Kitchen @ Damansara Uptown

I got the job! I’m super duper happy. I’m starting in May (which grandma’s not so happy about) but at least, I have a job. But the unfortunate thing is that a company that I REALLY REALLY wanted, and submitted my CV for, called today for an interview. But the branch is too far for me. Plus, a bird in hand, is better than none!

We had lunch at Dim Sum Kitchen at Uptown Damansara (it’s the same row as HSBC)

I have to say, their Cantonese style mee hoon (RM5.80) is one of the best. Unfortunately, we forgot to mention fish only, but still, i loved it!

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My fav is the bihun which is super crispy. Also, they don’t drench it with the gravy, so it takes a while before it becomes soggy. Thus, I can enjoy the crispiness. The gravy is a tad thick, but still tasty.

This shop also serves up economy rice during lunch time and it gets sold out pretty quick. We were there about 1-ish, alot of the dishes were gone. I had to have some veggies, so this is what i had for RM2.50

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Curry potato (with chicken, but I didn’t take any – lent), spinach – slightly too old, and fried egg!

a happy lunch because of the good news!

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Tropics

I couldn’t get back to bed after the BF left for work, so I decided to get done with my workout, which means it won’t be on my mind for the rest of my day! I ran, but forgot to stretch. Not that I remember half the time.

While running, I saw Samantha Brown on TLC visiting Hawaii! I sooooo want to live there. I’m actually going online now to see if there are any jobs there! ;)

I had a tropical bar for breakfast. I got it from the loaf. It’s very different than “the rock” i had yesterday. The bottom biscuit had a bit of a “crunch” then it had a jam like thing in the middle of tha cake and the bottom, which made it chewy, and the cake. Plus the crunchy slivered almonds on top!

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I loved the blend of the flavours as the cake was sweet, but the chewy part was jam-like.

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The coffee tools! My very precious bodum french press and an IKEA milk frother. The milk frother was a steal at RM9.90! But I saw one the other day at “Livin’ it up” at 1 Utama, it was in a mug, almost like a french press design, where when you push down the lever (I’m not sure what you call it), the thing will spin and froth the milk! But it was over RM50.. Out of budget compared to the one I have.

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No, I didn’t use the 3 in 1. 3 in 1 was for grampa, and the coffee on the right is mine. See the difference in our thinking! I says it’s convenient, I say mine is delish and healthier!