Sunday, January 25, 2015

Shutter & Brew

Hey guys! I am terribly sorry for not updating my blog as often as I promised. I have just been so busy working and editing pictures just took forever. To be honest, I was starting to lose my passion in blogging but I am trying to slowly pick up again :)

I had time off work so Rachel and I decided to head out to try different cafes as well as markets. After heading to Carseldine Market, we stopped by Shutter & Brew Cafe which is roughly 15 minutes drive from the market.

Shutter and Brew is a very small cafe and the best part, it's air conditioned! It was exactly what we needed especially after a hot morning. It was decorated with photos, photography & coffee magazines and cameras. It has a very relaxing environment and I really love the deco around.

I realised that I did not take many photos of the coffee shop which was very rare. I keep forgetting to snap photos the entire day! Sorry guys! I will take more next time :)

Cold Press Coffee.
The best thing to have during a hot weather!

Butter and Strawberry Jam Bagel.
Something simple for the afternoon.


Both of us definitely enjoyed our simple lunch at Shutter Brew. Overall, I love the concept of the cafe, photography and coffee as well as the decorations around the shop. We would definitely visit back whenever we are in the northside. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

In-flight Beauty Essentials

Hello Everyone!

As I was planning what to bring back to Malaysia, I thought, why don't I make a short post about which beauty essentials I think we should bring to use during a long flight. There are of course many (or fewer) other products that you can bring, but these are what I thought were essential for me.

Moisturising Cream
My skin tends to get really dry in-flight. Therefore, it is vital for me to bring moisturisers to keep my skin moisturised and hydrated. I know it can be a pain to carry all these products in your handbag. One tip that can be very useful is to purchase small cream containers for you to store your products. It does not only saves space, but also avoid sore shoulders by keeping your handbag light.

Hand Cream and/or Body Moisturiser
I've been really loving the scent of both of these two creams. They do not only keep your skin hydrated, but also smell nice throughout your flight!

Lip Balm
Not only my skin tends to get dry, but my lips too! Bringing a lip balm would keep them moisturised at all times.

You can always bring sheet masks or if you think that it attracts too much attention, you can always bring a transparent cream masks.
Face Mist
Face mist is also important in keeping skin hydrated. Remember to bring a spray mist instead of an aerosol face mist as any aerosol products are not permitted in-flight! Remember to check the rules on their website before packing!

Oil Control Film
If your skin gets too oily during the flight, these oil control film would come in handy!

BB Cream
I would definitely recommend bringing a BB Cream Cushion Compact as they are very easy to apply on. You can avoid getting hands dirty or bringing sponges/brushes as the puff is already provides with the product! If you have read my previous post, you would remember that I love using these puffs to apply my BB/CC cream as they give a really smooth and glossy finish!

Eyeliner and/or Eyebrow Pencil
If you would like, you can also bring an eyeliner just to enhance your eyes before getting off the plane. Or you can also bring an eyebrow pencil and just fill in your brows. Brows can make a huge difference to your look!

So, these are the beauty products that I thought would be important when I am on the plane. It is vital to check the things you can and cannot bring in flight before packing. It is also very useful to keep your products in small cream containers as it limits the amount and keep your bag light. Lastly, make sure that you drink plenty of water & stay hydrated :)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Food Hunting: Brisbane 30.09.14

Hello Everyone! How have you all been? It's nearly the end of the year which means... exams are around the corner too! I am sure that everyone is well prepared for the exams *cough cough*. Anyways, this blog post is gonna be something special! During the last mid semester break, Rachel and I went around Brisbane, trying out different places to eat and visit. What's more interesting is... we filmed it!

If you want to know more about the places that we went to and what we thought about it, continue reading this post after the video!

1. Little Brew

Sticky ginger "banofee" bread with cream banana and caramel
We wanted to try something different and surprisingly, the ginger was not too overpowering. It was actually really delicious. They made the cream as well as the caramel themselves. I'm not really a big fan of cream, but I must say, the cream is so light! As you can see the presentation is very pretty!

Overall, I really loved the environment at Little Brew. It's clean, quite, pretty and the decorations are very nicely organised. They also have very friendly workers. The prices were also quite reasonable.

2. Showroom

This store is just located next to Little Brew. It's a really nice place to go to purchase things to decorate for your room/house. They also have really nice kitchenware. The owners are really friendly and we had a short chat with them even when they were really busy arranging their new products. Definitely a really nice place to visit!
3. Paddington Deli & Epirerie
They have quite a nice environment. We bought Baileys Fudge as well as Dark Chocolate Rocky Road. We thought that they were too sweet for our liking.

4. Paddington Antique Centre

5. Tall & Short Espresso

We both thought that it would be quite good for beginners/people who don't regularly drink coffee. In our opinion, the barista did not add enough ice cream and also, as you can see, the presentation is so disappointing.

6. French Twist

The cake has a unique taste but I didn't really like this cake and it was very very sweet.

Mango & Pineapple Smoothie
This is refreshing, however, its very very very sweet.

The environment was very pretty and the furniture were arranged so nicely. Some of the staff members were friendly and kind but others were too busy with their work and ignored the counter. I had to wait a long time while ordering.

My driver for the day 

7. Dandelion & Driftwood
This is a must go!

Hot Chocolate
This hot chocolate tasted very unique and different.

You are my sunshine bacon & egg bagel
This is so yummy! It looks very normal, but it's really delicious! This is a must try, I really recommend this! 

This cafe had a really nice environment with relaxing music. Really love the way they decorated their interior design, the flower deco gave it a very light and fresh touch! They also had really quick service and friendly workers. This is definitely a MUST TRY! 

8. The Burrow

Towards the end of the day, we were really exhausted haha!

Pear of Aces

The Burrow is a very nice place to hang and they sell alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The workers are really nice and friends.

So, there you have it! I really enjoyed filming this as well as blogging about this. Do provide some feedback if you like so that we can improve! To be honest, the video as well as this post was a little rush because finals are coming and I just wanted to complete this post as soon as possible so that I can focus on exams preparation. Nevertheless, I hope you liked the video!

Before ending this post, I would like to introduce you guys to this wonderful website: The Urban List. They provide really good information for places to eat as well as markets and other interesting things you can do in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Do check out the website and like their Facebook page for more updates! How I really wish they have an app! Haha.

Alright! That's it from me now! I'll see you guys soon!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Review: 3CE (3 CONCEPT EYES) Lip Pigment

This is not a sponsored post

Hello everyone! I've been wanting to post this since a month ago. I actually took these photos a month ago but I just didn't have the time to write it up. I apologise for the delay!

I've been wanting to try this product since it was really popular and the colours were really pretty! I'm sure all of you have heard of 3CE! Let's begin!

Product Information:
Product Brand: Stylenanda
Product Name: 3 Concept Eyes Lip Pigment
Type: Electro Pink
Made In: Korea
Size: 11 g

There are so many other colours to choose from! You can also mix them together to get the desired lip colour!
Image credit: Google

I've only placed a small amount of product on the lip brush. I also added some lip gloss because I thought that the lip pigment was very dry.
TIP! Use a lip brush for a nicer application and also use lip balm before applying this product!

You can also apply them as a blusher or even an eye shadow. Unfortunately, I did not get to take photos of them on my eyes (My friend suddenly called for a meet up LOL).

What Do I Think?
  • I really love how the colour is exactly the same as the colour on the packaging.
  • A little goes a LONG way! I only placed a small amount of the pigment on my lip brush and the colour was so vibrant!
  • It has a very small packaging, hence, I am able to bring them anywhere in my make up pouch. They won't be too heavy too.
  • I like the fact that you are able to use them in three different areas of your face - Eyes, Cheecks & Lips! So convenient! You don't have to search for the exact same blush colour to match your lips!
  • You are able to mix different lip pigments to get different colours! There are so many combinations!

  • As I have already mentioned in the beginning, this product is very dry and it does not moisturise your lips at all! It enhances the cracks on your lips. Therefore, you must always put on lip balm before hand and also lip gloss for shine.
  • It is very inconvenient to apply since you would get your hands dirty. So, I recommend bringing a lip brush with you!
  • In addition, this lip pigment does not last long. It would not stay and is easily transferred when eating or drinking.