Sunday, November 29, 2009

Floral Nail Art Design

Hi girls,

Today's nail art design is another simple floral design. This is simple enough to do that you can do it whether or not you have attended online college for cosmetology.

First, dot the nails with 5 dots. 
Use a pin to drag the dot to the centre to form the shape below. 
The design is not very well drawn cause I am not very focus. 
You can try it out and show me in your blog.

Tell me whether u like this simple nail art design. Cheers.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

My Haul from Origins and Skin Food

After seeing the Origins Holiday set that Lilian blogged about, I went to Parkson 1 Utama to grab the set.

Every purchase over RM100 comes with 2 free lip glosses (while stock last).
The lip gloss texture is good but the color is not nice.

 The items: Plantidote - Mega-Mushroom Face Serum , Face Cleanser, Eye serum, Body Cream & Face Cream


On the same day I also grabbed some items from Skin Food
i.e. Nail Polish, Nail Polish Remover, Hair Oil and Makeup Remover


 I will review the products when I start using them. Stay tune...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Win a Chanel Lipgloss from Miu

Hi all

Miu of Plus Size Kitten is organizing yet another interesting contest to win a Chanel lipgloss. All you have to do is pose with your favorite gloss and follow some simple rules. Click here to read the rules. Contest ends 1 Dec 09.

Here is my entry pose with my lippy.......No makeup except the lipgloss....what do you think.....?

My contest caption: My all time favourite Estee Lauder High Gloss Ultra Brillance lipgloss (color code no14 Amethyst) brightens my day and chase my gloom away!  

Hope to win the contest. Vote for me!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Free Mascara Sample from Clinique Malaysia


I got my sample from Clinique. Thanks to Wendy Pua's info.

If you want the sample, click here to complete a form. (Last day to redeem is this Sun 22 Nov 09)
You will be sent a text message on your mobile with a voucher.
Show this mobile voucher to any participating Clinique counter and you will get your sample.
I got the lash power mascara and eye illuminator (something like eye base) from Sogo counter. You can request for face cream etc. It's your choice.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Simple Nail Art Design - Abstract Black and White design

Hi everyone, 

I am sharing with you my new nail art design.

The base is sheer color and it's painted with abstract design using black and white nail art pen.

Tell me whether you like this design? I think you can match any outfit with this simple design.

Estee Lauder Lip Gloss

This Estee Lauder lip gloss was given to me by my good friend who was once my housemate.

The gloss is called High Gloss Ultra Brillance. The color is no. 14 Amethyst.

It is really very glossy and smells like candy. the color is towards the purple tone.


This is one of my favourite lip glosses because of the nice smell. However, it is not very lasting although it is a bit sticky.

My Rating: 3.5 / 5

Price: unavailable

What is your favourite lip gloss? Pls share....

Announcing Evening Lavender 2nd Giveaway Winner

Hi girls,

Today I am announcing the winner of Evening Lavender 2nd Giveaway!

The winner was chosen via "" as shown below:

List Randomizer

There were 6 items in your list. Here they are, randomized with pregenerated randomization from 2009-11-19:
  1. 1.Jess
  2. 4.Zoe
  3. 5.Eva
  4. 6.YJia
  5. 3.Sherry
  6. 2.Boon Mei
Timestamp: 2009-11-19 13:42:44 UTC

 and the WINNER is JESS.

The prize:


I will send you an email, pls reply by 21 Nov 09 before 10pm. If I do not hear from you, I will have to choose another winner.

Thanks for joining.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Rice Wine Chicken Recipe

Dear Readers,

Today I am going to share a very simple Rice Wine Chicken Recipe. This recipe is normally served as a confinement food among Chinese. However, not to worry, anyone can consume it if you like the taste.

Here are the ingredients:
1. 1.5 kg of chicken 
2. 200g ginger (slice)

3. half bottle of rice wine (preferably sweet rice wine called "wong chow") - I am using Eu Yan Sang Ginger Wine today
4. 50g black fungus (soak and clean it before cutting into thin strips)

5. 20g Hua Tiao Chiew (another type of rice wine)

6. Sesame Oil
7. salt
8. sugar (1 tbs)
9. 100ml water (optional)

From left: sesame oil, Hua Tiao Chiew, Ginger Wine

Chicken, ginger and black fungus


Step 1: Heat up the sesame oil (3-4 table spoons) and stir in chicken. Fry for 5 mins. 
Then, put the chicken aside and discard oil. Clean the wok. 


Step 2: Heat up the sesame oil (3-4 table spoons) and fry ginger till fragant.


Step 3: Add chicken, Hua Tiao Chiew, ginger wine/rice wine and black fungus. 


Step 4: Add 100ml water and turn to low fire, cook for 15 mins. Ready to serve. 


Hope you try it out!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Good Skin Labs Workshop by Women's Weekly

On Sat 14 Nov 09, I went to Good Skin Labs Workshop. Zoe, Wendy, Harim and Kitty were there too. Special thanks to Jessying for enrolling me for the workshop.

I was asked to be the "model" for the product and makeup demo.

The representative from Good Skin Labs, Ms Ng Soo Chien did a product demo on the right side of my face. The products used were:
1. Citra Peel (Step 1 - active ingredients: grapefruit & lemon)
2. Citra peel (Step 2 - contains aleo vera)
3. Eyliplex-2 Day Gel
4. Tri-aktiline (the star product) - smooth away lines & wrinkles instantly!
5. Smooth-365

The result : can see that the side of the face with the products is smoother and clearer. Amazing ya..

Ms Ng explaining the products

The make up artist at work...


Myself and Wendy Pua


The star products of Good Skin Labs

That's all for today.. Do you have any workshop stories to tell?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Don't forget to join my 2nd Giveway, pls click here to join. Closing date 19 Nov Thursday 09.

My Simple Meal

When I am lazy to cook. This is what I eat.

Boiled baby potato, raw carrots, cherry tomato and sweet corn.
The picture below is taken 1 day after I came back from Cameron Highlands.

Aren't they delicious?

Tell me what do you eat when you are lazy to go out to buy and at the same time lazy to cook elaborate meal? Don't tell me instant noodle.....??

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Evening Lavender 2nd Giveaway

Hi everyone,

Surprise! I am organizing another giveaway for one lucky winner.

The prize:

1. One brand new Nike Women's Cardio Bike Gloves (size - Petit/small)
2. 25 sachets of Slim Up (low calorie sweetener)
3. True Fitness - 1 week pass worth RM99 (must register by 30 Nov 09)
4. TWO Foot Spa voucher at TRUE SPA worth RM48 each (valid till 30 Nov 09) - condition: must be first time visitor, can only use at TRUE SPA Jaya 33 outlet

A closer look at the Nike glove/Slim Up

a closer look at the vouchers

1. Open to Malaysian readers only (apologies to my international readers)

2. Must be a follower of my blog, click "Follow" at the right hand panel

3. post a comment and give your follower ID and email address

4. If you are a blogger, you are encouraged to create a blog link to spread the word around, and let me know your link 

5. closing date 19 Nov 09 Thursday 12 noon

6. The winner will be selected via a random software. The winner will be notified via my blog and email. 

Pls spread the word around.

Thanks and Good luck!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Origins Out of Trouble® 10 minute mask

 I have personally owned this mask and can testify that it really worked for me. As I have very oily skin, I have occasional pimples. I will use this mask and the spot will heal. I also spot the mask on the pimple overnight. However, you MUST NOT leave the mask overnight if you apply on your whole face.


Price : RM95 for 100ml

My Rating: 4.5 / 5

Below is a caption taken from Origins website.

"Out of Trouble® 10 minute mask (to rescue problem skin)

When skin is too-slick or when more pressing problems start to pop up, it’s Origins to the rescue to keep skin out of trouble. Nature’s trouble-shooters, including super-absorbent Zinc Oxide and Sulfur, calming Camphor plus skin-sloughing Salicylic Acid, rapidly respond to problem skin’s plight with a three-part plan - sop up oily-shine, slough off sticky, dead cells, and sweep away irksome debris. Together they steer skin clear of slippery situations, refine rough texture and pull the plug on troublemakers to oust potential outbursts.

HOW TO USE: Layer over clean face and throat. Avoid eye area. Wait 10 minutes. Remove with damp washcloth.

Best for all skin types"

Nail Polish Solvent

Today I am going to share with you how to rescue your nail polish that has thicken due to prolonged exposure to the air.

Have you heard of nail polish solvent? It is not nail polish remover.

Below is a bottle of nail polish solvent given to me by a friend. She got it from Thailand.

You just have to add 3-5 drops to your nail polish. You can even add to your nail art pen. It really helps to dilute them and make them easily applied.

I can't find this product in Malaysia. Can someone tell me where to get the solvent in Malaysia?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Passion Fruit (or "Markisa" in Bahasa Melayu)

How many of you have tasted Passion Fruit? The scientific name of Passion Fruit is Passiflora edulis. It is also known as "Markisa" in Bahasa Melayu (Malay language).

I fell in love with this fruit only this year when I found out how to eat them. I went to the market one day and saw so many people stopping at a fruit stall selling this fruit. Out of curiousity I stopped by and inquire about the fruit and how to eat them. A kind lady told me that I have to choose a fruit that is heavier because it has more flesh. She instructed me to leave it outside the fridge for 1 week for the skin to dry up before eating them. It was like a science experiment for me because I have never seen how the inside of the fruit looked like. So I bought some fruits and  followed her instruction. To my surprise, I love the taste of the fruit and have since continue eating the fruit from that day onwards. The fruit is priced between RM8 to RM12 per kg.

Passion fruit is a special fruit. It should not be eaten when the skin is smooth and nice to look at because it is very sour.

Fresh Passion Fruit - very sour

It is best eaten when the skin is shiveled and looks as though it is spoilt. However, don't be deceived, it tastes best when the skin is shiveled. It has a nice fragrant and taste sweet with a tinge of sour taste.

Wait for 1 week

Fresh passion fruit is high in vitamin A, potassium, and dietary fiber. Passion fruit juice is a good source of ascorbic acid (vitamin C).

 Cut it open

Scrape the fruit and seeds into a bowl (seeds can be eaten)

 Ready to serve

Any of you have tried Passion Fruit before? Like it? Please share.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Announcing Evening Lavender's 1st Giveaway Winner

Hi girls,

Today I am announcing the winner of Evening Lavender 1st Giveaway!

The winner was chosen via "" as shown below:

List Randomizer

There were 5 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. 4.WendyPua
  2. 5.Shiki
  3. 3.Harim
  4. 2.Tammy
  5. 1.Sherry
Timestamp: 2009-11-08 13:45:56 UTC

and the WINNER is WENDY PUA.

The prize:

A set of skin care worth RM150. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I will send you an email, pls reply by 10 Nov 09 before 10pm. If I do not hear from you, I will have to choose another winner.

Thanks for joining. Will be having another giveaway soon.

My Cameron Trip (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my Cameron Trip. Sherry requested that I blog about food and lodging in Cameron.

I will talk about food first.

T-Cafe (will be known as the Lord's Cafe) is a place that you must not leave Cameron without. This is because.........

They have very delicous........Chicken Pie

See the Chicken Pie ... all cut up ready to be eaten, it taste awesome....

and the Chicken Chop is equally great....the sauce is very tasty...


not forgetting the banana crepe that is so soft....

and the scones served with fresh cream, butter and strawberry jam is irresistible .....


The nicely decorated scones is simply a treat that will surely spoil any diet plans.......

T Cafe is located at Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands (Just above Marry Browns). T-Cafe also cater for vegetarians, with vegetarian lasagne, claypot rice and their special curry topping the list of recommended vegetarian dishes to try. Fresh from their very own kitchen comes apple pies, scones, cheesecakes and pancakes for dessert. But there is more.... T-Cafe has a great atmosphere, good for relaxing your mind and lower your stress.

T Cafe's Address: 1st Floor, 4 Jalan Besar
Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands

Open : 11am - 10pm
Closed on Sundays

Where to stay....

 We stayed in Heritage Hotel. It was quite clean. Last year, I stayed in Equatorial Hotel. The rates are more expensive. another place you can consider is Strawberry Park. (pls click on the link for more details)


 The strawberry plant at Cactus Point. cute.. ya..

Strawberry in boxes at Kea's Farm.


Cameron apple plant...not very sweet...its a hybrid ....

The brocolli...still not ready for harvest....

Saturday, November 7, 2009

My Cameron Trip (Part 1)


I just came back from Cameron Highlands on 1st Nov 09. Cameron Highlands is located in the state of Pahang in Malaysia. It was a fun trip with lots of food. Below are some of my photos that I love to share with you.

Lovely Lavender 

Look at those sunflowers. Aren't they awesome?

A happy me with the beautiful Sunflowers at Kea's Farm


 Tomato Plant

Fresh Vege from Kea's Farm


Fresh Carrots that I purchased from Kea's Farm


That's all for today...Thanks for visiting me.


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