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


Affogato
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



Watermelon
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!
x

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?
Likes:
  • 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!

Dislikes:
  • 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.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Review: Innisfree Mineral Moisture Foundation SPF34 PA++

This is not a sponsored post

Hey guys! I'm back with a review on one of Innisfree's product which is the Mineral Moisture Foundation.
I've been sleeping really late recently (I'm not exaggerating. I slept at 4-5am most of them time. Don't ask me what I did. I thought that during the holidays I would sleep early since my skin condition was already really bad due to staying up really late studying for the first semester's exam. But NOOOO... I wasted my entire semester break. I didn't get enough rest at all. Really regretted it :/)

To take opportunity of this situation, I decided to do a review on this foundation to show you guys a better result of the product. Just a warning before you continue read this post, my skin condition is really really bad. Sorry if I scared you guys. Haha! I did not edit any pimples out - I rarely edit pictures except for the colours.



Product Information:
Product Brand: Innisfree
Product Name: Mineral Moisture Foundation (SPF34 PA++)
Type: W2 (Warm colour tone, Natural Beige)
Made In: Korea
Size: 30 mL


Claims to provide:
1. Deep moisture
2. Perfect coverage
3. Perfect fit

Details:

It has a very watery texture and it gives a dewy skin finish.

Are you ready for my current face condition :O :O :O?!
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Bare face - after my normal morning skincare routine. It's so scary isn't it :O

This is the amount that I used for my face which is about half a pump.


I usually blend the foundation with Innisfree Make up Air Magic Puff because it gives a better application and it reduces the flakiness around dry areas of your skin. 

Besides that, it is also easier to spread the product as it is watery and spread really well.
Innisfree Make-up Air Magic Puff

It gives a light coverage. The pimples are not that visible in real life compared to the pictures. This is because I had bad bedroom lighting and lamp with creates shadows. You can also build up the coverage by dabbing a second layer of foundation. (I only had one layer of foundation)

And to finish off, complete the rest of the make up and do your hair :)


What Do I Think?
Likes:
  • It gives a dewy finish which is what I'm always looking for in BB Creams/ Foundations/ CC Creams. Don't you just love Korean celebrities dewy and soft skin!
  • Even though it gives a dewy skin effect, it is more hydrating and less oily compared to many other BB Creams/ Foundations. I realised that my skin is less oily at the end of the day after using this.
  • This foundation is quite long lasting - rarely smudge and transfer after applying. 
  • It also does not cake!
  • It contains quite a high SPF - SPF34 and PA ++. However, do not skip your sunscreen! It is very important to protect your skin under the sun!
  • This product comes with a pump which is really convenient and more hygienic. 
  • Innisfree products are well known due to their natural products as well as their eco-friendly packaging (In this Mineral Moisture Foundation, it contains Jeju green tea). It's really nice to know that the make up that you use don't contain a lot of chemicals as it could cause harm to your face permanently. 
  • It is very affordable.

Dislikes:
  • It only gives a light coverage - it may not be enough for people with very severe acne. However, you can build up the coverage by apply two layers of foundation.
  • Do bear in mind though, if you apply too much, your face may appear white or pink. Apply little by little, do not go overboard :)
  • It does, to some extend, enhance some parts of your dry/ flaky skin, but as mentioned before, you can avoid this by using a sponge or brush. What you can also do is put on primer before hand or moisturize your face. I find that my base make up goes on really well after using sunscreen!
  • It has quite a strong smell, but it didn't bothered me too much.
Overall, I love this product and I would repurchase this product as it is quite affordable. I think it would be better when my acne are cleared (which means less coverage is needed). The most important this for me is that this foundation does not cake! I really hate it when it foundations or BB cream cake!

Alright that's it from me!

Hopefully my skin will heal faster!

Anyways, I also hope you guys find this post somewhat informative and has helped you!
Take care and I will be back with other posts :)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Pawpaw Cafe

I'm so sorry for such a long absence! Been really busy with exams and assignments and finally I get to rest today. Looking back at these pictures, I really miss going out for breakfast with these lovely people (even though I see them all the time). Hopefully we are able to do this again soon, when everyone is free! 

That week, more people joined us since they were free too!
#PAWPAWCAFE


What should I eat? Stress.

Choosing what to eat is always the stressful part. Everything just sounds so delish!

Really love the environment at Paw Paw Cafe. Its clean, simple and not too busy. They also had a big window that was open for people to sit next too.

My Coffee Latte and Sam's Chai Latte (as usual)


Cold Latte


Vanilla Milk Shake

I believe that they were searching for something for the girls to see. We are not that anti-social =P


Sam Sam!

"Enjoying" our companny... Haha!

Toast served with Jam


Ngaw, I love this photo of both of them! 

Braised Mushroom Brushchetta

How desperate Josh is to take a photo with me. Okay la. I take one with you. *kidding kidding*


We also ordered fries since some of us were still a little bit hungry.

Overall, really loved the environment and they also provided good customer service. The food weren't too bad and their sourdough was so so delish!