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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Food: Caffe Bene Mango Nutella Series

Caffe Bene Malaysia is back with our latest seasonal menu now made available nationwide!

Bringing both Mango lovers and Nutella lovers together, the Mangotella series is sure to capture dessert lovers heart. With 4 NEW seasonal items plus introducing 2 NEW Gelato flavors, Caffe Bene fans have much to rejoice.

The combination of Mango and Nutella is definitely something unique, and out of the ordinary. I love mangoes and the idea of some chocolate-y goodness with my favourite fruit is really interesting.



Mango Yogurt Bingsu (RM 29.90)

Mango lovers will be delighted to dig into sweet icy Mango Bingsu topped with juicy mango cubes and our Yogurt Gelato. This sweet dessert is perfect for the Mango Lover on a hot sunny day.

This was my favourite bingsu!



Mangotella Bingsu (RM 29.90)

Bringing the dream combination for both Mango and Nutella lovers with Mangotella Bingsu. Icy cold Bingsu with Nutella, Mixed Nuts and Cookies Crumble base before finishing it with sweet mango cubes and topped with our seasonal Nutella gelato.



Mangotella Waffle (RM 17.90)
Warm Belgium waffle topped with sweet mango chunks, almond slices and Yogurt gelato. This sweet treat made better when drizzled with decadent Nutella sauce.


Mangotella Smoothie (RM 11.90)
A smooth creamy drink with the unique combination of sweet Mango and indulgent Nutella.


Here's a great tip on how to enjoy your bingsu the right way. You will need to press the topping at the top and start mixing well from the center. Enjoy!


This menu will only be available up till June, so hurry up and try it!

Credits to Carmen Hong for the amazing shots :)

Monday, 17 April 2017

Beauty: Peripera Airy Ink Velvet Lip Tint (Latest Korean Rave Product)

I just recently return from my trip to Korea, the land of beauty, makeup and skincare! There were so many products in the beauty stores of different brands there and I was so tempted to buy all of them. Before heading to Korea, I had a shopping list of makeup items to purchase and lip tints are one of them. I am a big fan of lip tints, because of their long staying power and beautiful shades. Plus, lip tints are usually not sticky like lip sticks after applying.

While in Korea, I noticed that there is a new lip tint in the market from famous brand, Peripera. I have heard of the brand numerous times and have seen it in the shelves here in Malaysia as well. I heard that this is one of the best lip tints, but they are so pricey.

Anyway, there was a promotion for their latest and newly launched product, Peripera Airy Ink Velvet which haven't even landed in Malaysian shores yet. Since it was only 7,200 won (about RM 28), I was really excited to get one of it and try it out.

I chose the #3 Sold Out Red because I find that reddish tones look great with my skin colour. Light pinks never work on me somehow haha.




I liked the small and cute bottle it comes in. 

Packaging wise was great and you can just pop it into your makeup bag for touch up anywhere.


The brush applicator was soft and gentle on the lips. It's angled in a way for easier application.


As you can see, this is the box it came in and the shade I chose was #3 Sold Out Red.

Pros
- Easy application
- Lasts long, from morning till evening (even after food, as long as you don't purposely use tissue to wipe it away)
- Subtle fragrance

Cons
- A little thick on the first few application


This was how it looked like on my lips. I applied it on my inner bottom lips and just smacked it on to the top. 

Ta-da! I really like the end results, it was a very sweet red that helped brighten up my complexion greatly ;)

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Beauty: Tried & Tested! Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleansing Oil To Foam Makeup Remover

The latest Beauty Box from Neutrogena is finally here! So excited that I've got to try out all three products. 


Out of all three items, the one which I find most relevant to me, is the Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleansing Oil to Foam makeup remover. Well, it's pretty simple, because I love testing out various beauty products and makeup! I can be your average girl next door for one day who loves her eyeliner and lip tint, or the adventurous one who tries out different styles of makeup the next day. But, as girls, we all need one thing in common. Well, that is none other than a good and reliable makeup remover. I have previously seen the Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleansing Oil to Foam range, but frankly speaking, I have not tried, tested or reviewed it before. 


I have had many experiences with different makeup remover brands, but I have not had any which I am completely satisfied with. Well, for a start, I liked the idea that the Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleansing Oil to Foam makeup remover has the dual cleansing function with just one wash. This is a very convenient feature for us girls who are always lazy to remove makeup after a long day. I know that I have to double cleanse all the time to ensure all traces of long wearing makeup is gone from my face, but sometimes, I find that it is very tedious and just skip double cleansing my skin. I've also heard that those who don't double cleanse after wearing makeup will have lots of clogged pores and pimples eventually.

So, being the paranoid person I am, I now make sure I cleanse my face properly after putting on makeup. With this makeup remover, you can just remove makeup and cleanse your skin at one go! 

Packaging 



The bottle came with the pump which I find was convenient and hygienic. It even comes with a cover, so don't worry of any spillage. I brought this to Korea during my recent trip as I didn't want the hassle of bringing a makeup remover and a face wash. Well, this was my Holy Grail for that whole week!

How do I use it?


All you need to do is dispense about 2 to 3 pumps on your fingers and massage it lightly all over your face to remove the make-up. Then, wet your hands a little bit and continue massaging your face and it will turn into foam. Finally, rinse off the layer of foam and your skin will be clean and fresh!


Here I did a video to show you how effective this product is at removing makeup. 

From left: my favourite lipstick, my favourite shimmery pigmented eyeshadow and my 24-h Stay Eyeliner.

video

As you can see, it is so spreadable and within a few circular motions, the make-up on my hand has been completely removed :)



How did I feel after trying it out?

Since the product is gel based and has a watery like texture, I find that it is easy to glide and massage it all over my face, even with heavy makeup on. I was amazed as it removes my eyeliner tattoo easily and also my mascara without much difficulty. 

I have always refrain myself from wearing mascara because my experience with previous makeup removers is that, I will have to apply the remover about three to four times before all my mascara is completely removed from my lashes.

Well, having clean and flawless skin requires hard work and effort, especially with the tonnes of beauty products we girls put on our face daily. Neutrogena has made our lives a bit easier by creating this miracle lifesaver, in the form of a makeup remover. Now, you don't have a reason to sleep with your makeup because you're tired and lazy to remove it :)