Happy 1st Birthday Althea!!!



Happy Birthday Althea!!
I know I haven't blogged in over a month(been too busy!!) but I just have to give a birthday shoutout to one of my favourite beauty website!

Can't believe that Althea has been around for one year now! I've shopped from them so many times over the past one year that they've been around. I just love their selection of Korean beauty products and not to mention their super fast shipping!

For their birthday, Althea came out with a special birthday box that is soooo cute and it even comes with a DIY party kit! You can make your own party hat (like the one I'm wearing above) and also there's a special balloon as well!You can also enter their contest! Look at the details below to know more :)
My althea orders!

Althea's Birthday Celebration 20th - 31st July, 2016
  • Limited Edition Birthday Box + DIY Party Kit
    For orders placed on 20/7 onwards. While stocks last.

  • Free Goodies for first 1,500 shoppers
    Full-size beauty products. While stocks last.

  • Birthday Giveaway. Pick 3 Top Sellers for 100% REBATE!Rebate will be credited into your account once order is completed.

  • #AltheaTurns1 Instagram Contest
    - Got your Althea party kit? Wish us a happy birthday with #altheaturns1 and stand a chance to win amazing prizes such as Macbook Air, Ipad Air 2, iPhone 6S, Galaxy S6 Edge, Canon EOS M10 Selfie Camera, Althea credits and beauty hampers from Althea!
    - Prizes total worth KRW10,000,000 to be won.
    - Contest starts from 20th July - 15th August, 2016.
  • So head on over to their website and fill up your cart with wonderful goodies!!
http://my.althea.kr/


Warm gold raya makeup look(Althea's Eid Collection)

Hi my dear readers!Today is the day of the reckoning...hahaha.Actually the video has been live since this morning. :P

It's my first time ever..making a Youtube video.A makeup tutorial video at that.I don't feel that I'm that good in doing makeup,it's more for myself more than anything as I love buying and trying new makeup products.

When Althea approached me for this idea,I was like..why not? I've been meaning to do a video but was a bit daunted by it. I finally bite the bullet and did it after 8 years of blogging!

Some of the things that I learned from making my own makeup tutorial video was that:

1)In the video,I've already put on my base but apparently you need to put on a lotttt. I thought that my foundation and concealer was already pretty thick but looking at the video... it's..not!!As you can still some of the zits and eyebags that I have.*Cries* Oh well,will improve next time!

2)Editing a video takes a longggg time.It can take a whole day sometime(depending on how busy your day is).But Final Cut Pro X makes it quite simple actually. It's just that when you have 20 mins worth of footage, you have to cut it and that will take some time.But after I've done it,I felt so relieved!

3)I need a better background.This background was basically the curtains on my canopy bed.haha.

4)Also,I need to stop covering my face too much while I'm doing my makeup.

Besides all of the above,it was actually quite enjoyable.Who knows maybe I'll do a June favourites video soon?

Meanwhile,enjoy my Warm Gold Raya Makeup Look!I love the combination of brown eyeshadow and gold pigment.It's very simple and suits a lot of different skin tone. Althea is one of my favourite website to buy beauty products from and they have great prices & fast shipping. I've purchase items from them quite a number of times and they never disappoint!

Yes there's a typo in the video..I thought I typed in "undereye" and not "underage".FML.Oh well. 

The products from Althea's Glam Eid Collection that I used(all of them are under rm50!):

1 . http://my.althea.kr/selfie-fix-pigment

I love these as they're so pigmented but they do have quite a bit of fall out..hence why I "baked" my undereye in the video.

2. http://my.althea.kr/popo-lipstick


This lipstick is inexpensive and it's so creamy. They have such a wide range of colours and I love the one that I choose as it's a warm orange red.

3. http://my.althea.kr/love-me-blusher


Again, Witch's Pouch is a great Korean beauty brand. This blusher is huge and it also comes with its own brush but I didn't use it though. But the brush is definitely better than a lot of blush compact brushes.

4. http://my.althea.kr/jewel-light-water...

This eyeliner applies so smoothly and I just love it!!

5. http://my.althea.kr/etude-house-dr-ma...

This is an eyelash primer that you apply before you put on mascara to boost it even further. It's really awesome especially for your less than great mascara as it'll improve the formula.


6. http://my.althea.kr/saemmul-browcara


Although the brush of this eyebrow mascara/browcara is pretty huge, it did a really good job in thickening my eyebrows. Definitely something that you can use real quick when you don't have the time to draw your eyebrows.

Again,to remind you that in the video,I've already done my base so I just focus on everything else on my face. As it was my first time,even without doing my base in the video, the footage I took was 19 minutes! I manage to shorten it to 4 minutes. Phewwww.


The brushes that I use in the video:

1) Zoeva 109 Luxe Face Paint

I have had this for a longgg time and I use it for contour. It's amazing.

2) Sigma F10 Powder/Blush brush

I loveee this brush and I use it everytime I want to apply blusher on my face. I've had it for quite some time as well.

3) Real Techniques Setting Brush

I use this brush to apply highlighter as it's the perfect size for it. I just love it. The first proper set of brushes that I got was Real Techniques and it's been..5 years ( they were first sold in 2011!) and I still have them.

4) Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

I actually bought this sponge because my Beauty Blender got a lot of ink stain on it (accidentally) and I wanted to find a cheaper version but still does a great job. This sponge is amazing and I actually love it more than the BB because of the shape of it. I've bought two of this and they're just really great.

5) Real Techniques Ultimate Eye Set

I love this for my eyes as well. I use two of the brushes in the video but I can't remember their names. haha.

Hope that you somewhat enjoyed my video! haha




Kiss Me Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara Advanced Film

I love mascara and I am always on the lookout for the best ones out there.I've found quite a few impressive ones but there's always a new product that comes out in the market.

Recently,I was given a tube of Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara Advanced Film from Kiss Me for me to review.Now,I love Kiss Me and I have blogged about their products in the past.It's such a great Japanese cosmetics brand.

They came out with a new mascara and it's different from any of the mascaras that I have in my collection.What makes this tube of mascara different from all the others is that,the formula makes the mascara smudge proof and waterproof but yet,it can easily be removed using facial soap.That is amazing!

I've a few waterproof mascaras and they're always so difficult to remove.Even when I use makeup removes like Bioderma or makeup wipes,there will always be traces of the mascara left on my lashes.

This mascara also contains 2mm fibers,which makes it super thickening and have great volumizing effects for your eyelashes. The formula also ensures that the mascara doesn't flake and gives you that panda effect on your undereye.

The ingredients in the mascara are camellia oil,royal jelly extract,argan oil and wild rose oil.Clearly you've heard about those ingredients and how great they are for our hair and skin.Imagine putting them on your lashes!

You can see from the picture below how the mascara just transform my lashes and makes my eyes pop!
Left:Wearing the mascara only on my left eye.

I definitely love this mascara and would recommend you girls out there to buy it.It's especially great to be given as a gift as well,because look at the kawaii packaging.It's so cute!
Such a difference!

The mascara is available for purchase at selected Sasa and Watsons outlets across Malaysia for RM 49.90.So go and get yours today!

Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KissMeMY/?fref=ts
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kissmemalaysia/

Food review:Ten Years Ramadhan Combo

Ramadhan is here!Although I prefer to cook and break my fast at home with my husband,sometimes it's nice to go out and try something new.Recently I went to Ten Years in Sri Petaling,to try out some of their main dishes and their Ramadhan Combo.All the pictures taken below are taken by me,except for the promo posters :)

From all the dishes that I've tried,the Tiger Char Kuey Teow and Nasi Kerabu was my favourite.I love the little details of the restaurant..like the stack of biscuit tins at their counter.(pictured below)


About Ten Years

In the recent years, many local foods are slowly disappearing due to the modern influences. Younger generation prefers trend over traditional resulting in lesser authentic local food business in Malaysia. From the 60’s leading up to the 90’s, Malaysian food culture has been losing its taste of authenticity due to changes of trends. Ten Years is a restaurant that brings popular local foods from every corner of Malaysia under one roof. Ten Years officially launched on the 17th September 2015 in Sri Petaling. Their logo – 4 “10” and a red dot in the middle representing connecting people from 4 different decades through food.


Ensuring the new generations to come and be able to enjoy these local and traditional delicacies, Ten Years team took the effort to hunt down what are the popular food in every state of Malaysia. There are 3 conditions in order for a food to be considered as their signature dish in the restaurant.

First, high rating in social media and endorsed by TV media. Second, has proven track record with long queue. Third, must have historic figure (been operating for more than 10 years) and state representative.

There are currently 8 signature recipes from few famous road side hawkers such as Nancy’s Kitchen Nyonya Laksa from Malacca, Nasi Lemak Panas Yati from Petaling Jaya, Nasi Dagang Kak Pah from Kuala Terengganu and others. Apart from the 8 signature dishes, Ten Years also created their own menu with strong local influence such as Grilled Chicken Percik Sauce, Prawn Curry Carbonara, ‘Ang Mo’ Kat Chai and many more.

Their dining area also resemble each decades from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, allowing the patrons to indulge in the different themes while enjoying their meal. Ten Years was started off with a dream to preserve Malaysian food culture by passing it on to the next generation and knowing the importance to safeguard the food culture heritage. Ten Years wants the locals to enjoy the traditional recipe without the hassle of travelling. Lastly, Ten Years do offers venue for private functions, corporate meeting or gathering, and other occasions/celebrations.


Main Course:

Prawn Mee – RM14.90
·       From Pulau Pinang
·       One of the best prawn mee in Pulau Pinang, which always sold out in the early morning, the store on Jalan Cheong Fatt Sze has 50 years long of history behind it, being the heir and second generation to the T&T prawn mee on Lorong Selamat. It specializes in its traditional tastes, with a broth boiled for hours which complements the other ingredients.



2.     Tiger Char Kuey Teow – RM13.90
·       From Pulau Pinang
·       Char Kuey Teow is a mainstay of Pulau Pinang, but this popular char kuey teow store, which has been in business for over 60 years, is highly rated by visitors and Penangites alike due to its ability to maintain the same flavor and taste, even after 2 generations.


3.     Nancy Nyonya Laksa – RM16.90
·       From Melaka
·       There’s always a long queue at Nancy’s Kitchen which already tells you the gastronomic satisfaction that awaits you. Her best seller, Nyonya Laksa with 20 years history over 3 generations, has made it to the top of the list of must-try food in Melaka.


4.     Abu Pasembur Indian Rojak  - RM12.90
·       From Kepong Baru
·       This particular Indian Rojak, otherwise known as Pasembur Rojak, has attached many from near and far. The stall’s second generation operator Abu, is proud to have taken over the business that has been in esistence for more than 30  years.

5.     Nasi Kerabu – RM21.90
·       From Kelantan
·       Blue Pea Flower “Bunga Telang” served with fresh vegetables with our home special sambal bawang and not forgetting the Ayam Percik.


6.     Prawn Curry Carbonara – RM22.90

7.     Linguine Chicken Sambal Tomato – RM19.90





Beverages:




1.       Lemongrass Sours – RM11.90
2.       Citrus King – RM7.90
3.       Ang Mo “Kat Chai” – RM8.90



Reference Links:



Ramadhan Combo details

Duration : 6 June - 15 July 2016. 6pm onwards, daily.

RM60 nett (inclusive of 10% service charge and 6% GST)
(Perfect for 4 pax)

Valid for dine-in and take away.
Pre-order available, Call to the outlet 3 hours before arrival



Uniqueness of Ten Years Ramadhan Combo 
A perfect combination of Most Famous Malaysian Cuisines from different states such as Kak Tum Nasi Kuning, Kak Pah Nasi Dagang, Kak Yati Nasi Lemak and Kelantan Nasi Kerabu. Inspired by Ten Years logo.

All ingredients :  - Nasi Kuning  - Nasi Lemak  - Nasi Dagang  - Nasi Kerabu  - Chicken + Percik Sauce  - Fried Chicken  - Fish Curry  - Chicken Satay  - Rice Cake  - Red Onion  - Cucumber  - Ketupat Palas  - Serunding Ikan  - Peanut  - Anchovies  - Acar  - Okra  - Thai Basil  - Long Bean  - Salted Egg  - Sambal Nasi Lemak  - Kerisik  - Dates
Gift Card Promotion:
·       Customer can walk-in to buy the Gift Card at the respective outlet until 15 Jun 2016 only.
·       As the gift card will be expired on 7 July 2016.
·       Customer can't buy and use in the same day. 

Gift Card's Terms and Conditions : 
1."This Ten Years Gift Card (”Card”) is issued in Malaysian Ringgit with a face value of RM100 only."

2.The Card can only be redeemed in a single transaction at Ten Years Sri Petaling Or Evolve Concept Mall (stated in the gift card's T&C),until the date of expiry printed on the Card. If the purchase is less than the value of the Card, no refund shall be made to the holder of the Card. Likewise, if the purchase exceeds the value of this Card, the difference shall be paid by the holder of the Card.

3.The Card is not exchangeable for cash or any other form of legal tender. The redeemed Card is not returnable.

4.Only original Cards are accepted. Amended, damaged, defaced or photocopied Cards are invalid and not acceptable. Ten Years shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of this Card and no replacement shall be provided.

5."The Card is not applicable for any on-going promotions, discounts or offers."

6.The Card must be presented to the cashier upon making payment.

7.Ten Years Management reserves the right to substitute any of the Cards with those of similar value without any prior notice.

8.Ten Years Management reserves the right to omit, add or amend the Terms and Conditions hereof from time to time without prior notice. Any new or amended Terms and Conditions will supersede the existing Terms and Conditions with immediate effect.

Expired Date : 7 July 2016 

Ten Years's outlets

Sri Petaling: No 1, Jalan Radin Bagus 6, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact no: 03-9054 9688

https://www.foodink.com.my/listing/ten-years-restaurant-sri-petaling

https://www.foodink.com.my/ten-years-sri-petaling/

Evolve Concept Mall: G08, Ground Floor, Evolve Concept Mall, Jalan PJU 1A/4, Ara Damansara, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact no:  03-78310996

https://www.foodink.com.my/ten-years-opening-evolve-concept-mall/

Food Ink

Food Ink: https://www.foodink.com.my/listing/ten-years-evolve-mall/

YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/rIUCr8dLjvs