I'll be back!

Sunday, December 28, 2014 Liyana Hanim 1 Comments

I have a lot of pending blogpost..my  movie reviews for Mockingjay & Gone Girl,about Makeup Revolution,about Butterfly's christmas dinner,about my Drugstore.com haul,my Baublebar haul..but all of that have to wait because...I'm getting married in 3 days!

If I have the time..I'll blog a tiny bit before the year ends.But if I don't get to do so..I want to wish all of you a Happy New Year and let's help/pray for the people who are affected by the horrible flood in the East Coast of Malaysia and also the recent news of missing flight AirAsia QZ8501.It's a sad year for our country.

Despite all that..I hope you lovely people will wish me luck for my upcoming wedding. Stay strong.:)


I Eat Nasi Lemak 2014

Saturday, December 20, 2014 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

Top Right:Chef Fauzey's Nasi Lemak Goreng.
Bottom Left:Nasi Lemak Kangkung FAM
Last month the fiance and I went to the I Eat Nasi Lemak 2014 event at Menara TM.It was held on 2nd November.We went there in the afternoon,there was ample parking..initially we contemplated whether should we take the LRT instead of driving because we were scared there won't be any parking spot left.But Razin's brother in law went in the morning and said there was plenty of parking space.

Razin and I love nasi lemak..as Malaysians,we grew up eating the delicious dish and I have yet to met a Malaysian who doesn't like nasi lemak.If I could,I would eat it for breakfast,lunch and dinner.So although we were suppose to watch our diet seeing that we're getting married soon(2 more weeks!!)..we decided to throw caution to the wind and went to the event anyway.

Parking was super easy to find when were there.The venue was big as well..but..the lines for the stalls of nasi lemak was confusing.Because Razin and I went in the afternoon,some of the stalls were already closed.We managed to buy four different kinds of nasi lemak.Some were really good and some were bad.

Our favourites were Chef Fauzy's!Some had sambal that was mediocre..some had bad squid(it was sooo stinky).Chef Fauzy's sambal was so yummy and came with fried prawns.

Nasi lemak kangkung FAM

Nasi Lemak Ujang Corner
List of Nasi Lemak that Razin and I tried:

Warung Rindu Pak Ya--tasty but expensive.Two nasi lemak with two fried chicken was...RM14!WTF.

Nasi Lemak Kangkung FAM--I love how they served the nasi lemak with kangkung..something that my late grandma did whenever she cooked nasi lemak for her family(she's from Alor Setar).But their sambal was so-so.

Nasi Lemak Ujang Corner--they had the best sambal ouf of the other nasi lemak we tried.I had their normal sambal while my fiance had their sambal sotong.Sadly,his sambal sotong "stinks".In Malay word it's called "hanyir".So he had to shove the squid aside.

Chef Fauzey Nasi Lemak Kukus--This was my favourite.They actually had fried nasi lemak and served it with fried prawns.High in calories but super tasty!

Overall it was a good event.We got a free goodie bag!But the confusing queue is something that they should fix in the next event.I would definitely advice coming early in the morning and not the afternoon as lots of the vendor sold out.Wish that they'd made more food!haha I hope that they'll continue doing this next year.I'd definitely come!


Things that I love:Yankee Candle

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Liyana Hanim 3 Comments

I've been wanting to buy Yankee Candle for awhile now..I've seen it in hauls on Youtube and I've stalked the website.The variety of scents intrigues me and they've definitely have a larger range of candles than Bath and Body Works because they only sell candles.haha.

Imagine my surprise one day when I went to my favourite mall..Setia City Mall(I go there so often because it's 15 mins from my office),and I saw that they opened a kiosk there.It was right outside of Miss T.I was so happy and excited!Finally,I got to purchase them here.

I've been buying a lot of stuffs for my new life with my soon to be husband.A lot of stuffs for our bedroom :) These candles will fit perfectly in our room.

The prices of the candles are actually reasonable if you've compared them on Yankee Candle website HERE.I bought two large jar candles and in the US it retails at USD 27.99.each(around rm94).and that's without shipping charges+taxes..anything you buy online from US,be it Sephora or Walmart(I've done both),there'll be taxes imposed on them.Here,the large jar candles retails at rm99.90.

It might be a bit steep for some but the candles are hugeeee and it lasts up to 2-3 months if you burn them a few hours a day.The burning time for the large candles are 110-150 hours(6 days non stop burning..which of course,nobody does that haha).

I've burned both candles during my recent garage sale and I got so many compliments on them.So I definitely think that it's a great purchase.A friend commented how the smell of the candles are so good and not overpowering.Also,it makes the whole house smells good..just from one jar!

The salesgirl at the Setia City Mall kiosk was very helpful and she told me that she purchased one of the big jar for her house and the scent filled up the entire house.She wasn't kidding!I would definitely come back and purchase more candles soon.Perhaps the smaller ones as I still have two large jars.

Oh,I bought Pink Sands and Red Velvet.Description below are taken from Yankee Candle's website:

Pink Sands=Treat yourself to an exotic island escape with the beautiful mix of bright citrus, sweet florals and spicy vanilla in this scented candle. The perfect scent for escaping the winter blues or setting just the right mood any time of the year. The beautifully blended scents of the islands will captivate you and bring memories of favorite vacations rushing back. 

Red Velvet=A most decadent creation of creamy frosting atop moist cake and a touch of brown sugar. So very sweet! 

 The Pink Sands to me smells sooo good..it's like you're at the beach while eating watermelons.Red Velvet smells like a decadent dessert and it's a very delicious scent.I don't regret buying both of them at all! :)

They've opened an outlet at Sunway Pyramid(it's at LG1 near Toys 'R' Us)..the original outlet is at Great Eastern Mall--I haven't been there in yearsssssss so no wonder I didn't know that we have Yankee Candle here.

If you want to get me a wedding present,I would love more Yankee Candles.hahaha Yankee Candle,you hear that?hahaha Just kidding :P


Yankee Candle Malaysia:


My Beautybay haul!

Saturday, December 06, 2014 Liyana Hanim 2 Comments

I found out about Beautybay months back and then I totally forgot about it!haha

A few weeks back I made some purchases on the site because they had some great deals!I asked my fiance's sister and she said her stuffs arrived within 2 weeks.That happened to me too.Very efficient as the website is based in the UK.So far I've made three purchases from them.Two a few weeks ago and one just a few days back(haven't arrived).

I bought 5 items from them for my first two purchases.They arrived on the same day.This is because when I made the second order..it was a few hours after the first.hahaha.

What I bought was a Babyliss Pro Conical Wand in pink,Schwarzkopf Bonacure Repair Rescue,Babyliss Pro Argan Oil hair mask,Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown and Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Roach.

The prices are as follows(in gbp).

Babyliss Pro Conical Wand   22.21 (RM 120)
Schwarzkopf Bonacure Repair Rescue 6.02 (RM 32.50)   
Babyliss Pro Argan Oil hair mask  6.56(RM 35)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade  11.03 (RM 60)
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil    8.89 (RM 48)

Clearly the prices was sooo affordable.Plus they give free shipping if you spend USD 16/GBP 10.All of the items that I purchased arrived within two weeks.

I loved all of the stuffs that I bought.The conical wand was something that I've wanted for quite sometime.Previously I had a haircurler with the clamp and I think it's a hassle.This one gave me much more control.The wand had a lot of heat settings,it came with 2 finger gloves and also a pad for you to put the wand on in between curling your hair.I haven't had the time to experiment much using it.But I'll definitely put it to good use soon.

I'm crazy about hair masks.Good ones.Because my hair is so long and I tend to colour it every 2 months or so(I get such an itch to colour it),I always make sure that I take great care of it.I use a hair mask everytime after I've shampooed my hair( I wash my hait every 2 days).I don't use the normal conditioner.I love the Babyliss Argan Oil hair mask.It was really moisturising for my hair and made it soft and shiny.

The Bonacure Repair Rescue is amazingggg.It's a leave in treatment for the ends of your hair.You don't need to rinse your hair after you put it on.I can feel such a difference on my ends whenever I put it on.It makes my hair so soft!

The two beauty products that I use everyday is the Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade and Urban Decay's 24/7 eyeliner.I love both products so much!The dipbrow makes it so much easier for me to thicken my lashes while making it looked natural.There's nothing worse than a visible eyebrow liner line on your eyebrow(that's a mouthful!) or having eyebrow colour that doesn't match your hair.
The pomade does dry out though so make sure that you keep the lid tight after you used it.I use my Zoeva brow line brush or their eyeliner brush to apply the pomade.
The Urban Decay eyeliner was recommended so much by Tanya Burr in her beauty videos..and she mentioned how she use Roach all the time.Coincidentally Beautybay had an awesome discount on it so I of course had to grab it.I love this eyeliner.It glides smoothly,it looks pretty and it lasts a longgg time until you use a makeup remover to get rid of it.It doesn't budge or smudge.
The eyeliner is basically a dark bronze colour.Very pretty and can be worn by every one.I use this everyday to line my bottom lash line/waterline. 
I will blog about my next Beautybay once the items arrived. :) I would definitely recommend you girls out there to purchase stuffs from them as they're based in UK and as you know..most UK beauty websites like Feelunique and Superdrug doesn't deliver here.So this is a great alternative to them.



Book review:Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Thursday, December 04, 2014 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

The movie version is coming out soon and believe it or not,I found out about the book first...few weeks back,before I knew about the movie.I just watched the trailer for the movie today.

I was so curious to read the book because so many people said on the internet that they're scared of marriage because of it and how if you're about to get married(like me),you shouldn't read it.

Well I throw caution to the wind and my curiosity got the better of me..I've had the book on my ipad library for a few weeks but only read a few pages of it.

Last night I finally concentrated and spent 3 hours finishing the whole book.Was it scary?Yes.Did it made me scared about getting married?Well..no.

Do I find the story to be true to real life?Well..yes and no.

Firstly,the book was brilliant.I loved how it made me think..at first,that one party was guilty and then the story did a 180.It caught me off guard..which I loved!

Basically the book is about Nick Dunne and his wife Amy.After 5 years of marrying each other..the sparks fizzled out.

At the start of the book we only listened to Nick while Amy was only mentioned from her diary entries.One day Amy disappeared from Nick's life...Just like that.Somehow he became one of the main suspects.

As investigators tries to uncover clues leading to Amy's disappearance.. we discovered the cracks in the marriage.How come Amy's diary entry was always so cheerful at the start while Nick remembers a very different Amy after they got married.

This book emphasize how..at the start of a relationship certain girls likes to pretend to be someone that they're not..just so they guy would like them and falls in love with them.Once they entered the marriage phase,the true colours comes out and the husband becomes dumbfounded..like..who did I marry?

This book is good..it was gripping,thrilling and many more.As the story goes..you won't like Nick or Amy.I honestly can't wait to see how the movie version will play out.I would love to write more about the plot of the book.But I honestly believe that you should read it.It would shock you!All I can say is that..one person in the story is such a psychopath.

I saw one of Tanya Burr's video and she said a lot of people were disappointed with the ending of the book.She wasn't though...and so was I.It just makes it a lot more twisted!Below is the trailer for the movie version of the book.