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Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Beauty: Introducing Althea's Brand New Sunscreen 'Petal Velvet Sunaway'!

After a long hiatus, I am finally back at blogging! I spent the last few months settling into a brand new place I have never even been before. But, there is something amazing which I have to absolutely introduce to you girls.

It's summer in Malaysia all year round, but it's starting to get colder here in Hong Kong as we brace for winter. Despite the differences in weather, my skincare routine doesn't change much. But, the most important thing I absolutely have to do before leaving house everyday, is to apply plenty of sunscreen first.


Althea just recently launched their brand new sunscreen, called 'Petal Velvet Sunaway' which has a smooth, lightweight finish upon application. Sun protection is important and this powerful sunscreen  up to SPF 50+ PA++++ protects the skin from both UVA and UVB rays. My skin is slightly sensitive, but I find that this sunscreen is perfect as it does not cause me to have breakouts.


The main ingredients in this product is the Damask Rose which is a good moisturiser that smoothen the skin at the same time. I find that it has only a light rosy fragrance and the scent was definitely not too overpowering.

Most of the time, I take public transport here and I like that this product has micro particles which controls sebum and oil production on my skin. Another plus point is that it doesn't make my face look oily by the end of the day.


I like how convenient and hygienic the packaging of the product is. You just need to shake the bottle and pour out the desired pea size amount. So simple and fast, without any wastage.



The product is easy to blend into the skin with a fluid texture. It isn't sticky and doesn't leave a white cast after that as well due to its advanced non-chemical UV filter.

For those who prefer a matte and less oily face, you can pat some of the Althea Petal Velvet Powder all over your face. 


That will definitely even up your complexion and ensure that your makeup stays in place for the whole day.



There are 3 shades to choose from; Translucent, Warm Beige, Lavender limited edition. Absolutely love the different colours of the powder, definitely very aesthetically appealing.

It comes with a puff, so you can easily pop this product in your bag for a touch up at any time of the day. So convenient, especially when I'm usually busy and out the whole day.

Head over to Althea website now to get your hands on the Petal Velvet Sunaway and Petal Velvet Powder :) Psst! I heard there's an ongoing discount, so hurry up girls!

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Beauty: Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Collection Is Finally Here!

Who's a fan of little cute Tsum Tsum by Disney? SQUEALS!!!


Recently, Mentholatum just launched their brand new Tsum Tsum Collection incorporating the adorable Tsum Tsum characters into their skincare products. I was so excited when I received the whole Mentholatum Tsum Tsum collection, because they look so lovely and the packaging is so 'kawaii'!

Check out some of the items from the collection below:


Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Face Wash 100g (RM 14.90)

There are two different variants for the face wash; Hydra & Whitening Face Wash and Pore Refining Face Wash.

I noticed that the Hydra & Whitening Face Wash brightens and evens out my skin tone after a few washes. I absolutely love the natural rose scent as this product contains Arbutin and Rose Extract.

The Pore Refining Face Wash minimizes pores and helps to balance the oil production on the face. With the hot & humid Malaysian weather, my face tends to get oily quickly and this face wash does help to cleanse my pores, as well as soothe my skin with its Aloe Vera Extract.



Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Face Mask Single Sheet (RM 7.90)

This product is available in four variants; Rose, Lavender, Honey and Tea Tree.

My favourite was the Lavender Mask which is suitable for sensitive and tired skin. These days, I find that my skin is quite dry. After using the mask, it really nourishes and replenishes my skin's moisture with its 4 types of Hyaluronic Acid. It calms my irritated skin and the redness over my T-zone was reduced after the mask.




Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Hand Cream 50g (RM 16.90)

The hand cream is available in three variants; Rose, Lavender & Jasmine. 

With the ultra-moisturising Almond Oil & Sunflower Seed Oil, this hand cream protects and nourishes your skin with every application. So soft and smooth after applying!

The texture of the hand cream is light and has a refreshing scent to it. This hand cream also helps to strengthen nails and prevent them from becoming brittle.

 

Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Fruity Lipbalm (RM 11.50)

Comes in fruity flavours such as Apple, Lime and Peach.

My favourite is definitely Apple flavour!

With Vitamin E, Argan Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil and other moisturising ingredients, this lipbalm smells good while deeply hydrating your lips. I like the smooth, lightweight texture and the best part, is that it is not sticky after application. 


What are you waiting for? Get your hands on this cute, adorable Mentholatum Tsum Tsum Collection today from Watsons, AEON Wellness, Caring and Sasa nationwide before they run out!

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Food: Ramadan 'Juadah Kampung' Buffet @ Kontiki Restaurant, Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur

This year, Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur prepared a Ramadan buffet feast fit for a king. I had the chance to try out this huge buffet spread last weekend. With over 100 traditional dishes, diners are sure to be spoiled for choice as they enjoy the delicious food with family and friends @ Kontiki Restaurant.




Such a beautiful place to enjoy a yummy dinner. You can even opt to dine by the pool as well.

APPETIZER




SELECTION OF MAINS









GORENG-GORENG CORNER



There are chefs preparing 'goreng-goreng' fried food on the spot, such as Ketam Goreng, Ayam Goreng, Sotong Goreng and Puyuh Goreng, just to name a few.


Beef Tenderloin


Roasted Lamb Leg

LOK-LOK STATION


This is the first time I've seen 'lok lok' at a Ramadan buffet. Indeed, very special and perfect for those who prefer something light.

DESSERTS










From sweet treats to fresh fruits, there is something for everyone to have after a good meal!

The buffet is available from 25th May to 14th June 2018 and the price for the buffet are as below:

Adult: RM 138 nett 
Children: RM 35 nett
Senior Citizen: RM 69 nett

The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Kontiki Restaurant
No.35 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-21489166

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Food: Selections from the Heart for Parents' Day @ Le Pont Boulangerie

Treat your parents to a lovely three course meal this Parents' Day @ Le Pont Boulangerie. The chefs has crafted a menu, which will definitely warm hearts as you spend quality time with those who mean the most to you. 

This menu will be available from the 12th May to 17th June 2018 throughout the day. The three course meals comes with appetiser, main course and dessert of the day as well as a complimentary bread basket.

Check out some of the available choices and my personal favourites:

APPETISER



 Smoked Duck Ravioli with Tomato Consomme

Freshly made ravioli with smoked duck filling served in tomato consomme and topped with dried tomato slice



 Crab Meat Croquette

This deep fried golden brown croquette is packed with succulent brown crab meat, potatoes and onion. 

For those who love a little bit more meat for the appetiser, you will absolutely love this.




Beetroot Salad

For those who are vegetarian and prefer a healthier choice, try out this salad which is filled with beetroot, sun melon, beetroot gel, cauliflower puree, frisee and micro greens topped with almond flakes.


Kale Salad

MAIN COURSE



Zucchini Fettucine Pesto

Fettucine dressed in special Pesto, garlic, semi dried tomato, parmesan cheese,almond flakes and topped with sauteed zucchini.



Sea Prawn Linguini 

Linguine drenched in seafood broth, pan seared sea prawn, sole fish, clams, octopus, mussels, garlic, cherry tomatoes and topped with micro greens.



Chicken Milanese

Pan seared slow cooked chicken breast with creamy spinach sauce, tomato salsa and herbs.

This was my personal favourite because I just love how creamy it is. The portion is quite generous too and for small eaters, this is perfect for sharing.


Pacific Mackerel with Bouillabaisse Sauce



Fork Tender Slow Cooked Beef Shin Shank

Slow braised beef shin shank with red wine demi glaze broth, homemade Polenta, pan seared sous vide baby carrot, fig and topped with micro greens.


Family Fruit Punch

For those looking for something refreshing, you can try out this creamy strawberry puree mixed with pineapple juice and fresh cherry tomatoes juice, jazzed with dash of soda and lemons.

DESSERT OF THE DAY





Some of the selections of desserts for the sweet tooth!


Also, did I mention that this place has the most Instagram worthy backgrounds for a family picture?




GOOD NEWS!

There will be a jazz band performing on Mother's Day night on the 13th May from 7PM - 11PM. 
So, remember to bring your parents to enjoy some good food and music on that day.


Le Pont Boulangerie
Address:  6, Lorong 1/137c, Batu 5, Jalan Kelang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur, 
Opening Hours: 10 AM - 1 AM