BaubleBar and haul

Friday, February 27, 2015 Liyana Hanim 2 Comments

A friend of mine was coming back to Malaysia last December from United States...I asked her if I could buy some stuffs from Drugstore and sent it to her address.I also just couldn't resist buying stuffs from Drugstore as they have such amazing deals!It's a pity that they don't deliver to Malaysia..but then again,I'll be broke if that happens haha.

My friend also told me about Baublebar and how she bought a lot of stuffs from them.I told her that I've heard about the website but haven't bought anything from them.So I thought..why not get some stuffs from them too?hehe

So let's see what I bought shall we?As a disclaimer,hauls aren't for's merely sharing what I bought,where did I bought them from,the prices,the quality etc.I love watching/reading about other people's haul..that's why I also love blogging about mine :)

Also,just to tell you dear readers that I don't have a credit card(used to have three of them, years back+ I cancelled them because..I've a bad spending habit!) and I purchased these items using my debit card/Paypal.So you don't have to have a credit card to buy things online outside of Malaysia.:)
Pretty packacing with cute quotes
If you subscribe to Youtubers such as Ingrid(missglamorazzi) or Fleur (fleurdeforce),you've heard about BaubleBar.They're a US based website and sells beautiful jewelry at such affordable prices.
My Baublebar haul!
I bought four items from BaubleBar.Three necklaces and a pair of earrings.The packaging for the jewelry is so beautiful.They came in individual boxes and with black pouches as well so that you can keep them safe and sound.

For US,it's free shipping on any order + no taxes!How awesome is that?

1.Crystal Flutter Collar USD48(I got 35% discount for this..yeayyy!)

This necklace is so beautiful,sparkly and ornate.It's not that heavy!I reserve this necklace for that special occasion as it's pretty spectacular looking.

2.Round Gem Studs USD10

I got this pair of amethyst earrings in for cheap because of the buried bauble deal.Along with the necklace below.

3.Zen Gem Pendant USD10
This necklace is 14 karat gold plated so you can rest assured that it won't turn into an ugly copper colour or leave a green mark on your neck.Can't believe that I bought it for only USD10!Thanks to the buried bauble deal.I wear this necklace almost all the time.It's delicate and beautiful.

4.Crystal Garland Strand USD48(I got 35% discount for this as well!)
This necklace is beautiful and sparkly.It's very chic looking.It's almost as sparkly as the flutter collar necklace but it's a lot more subtle and I can definitely wear this during the day.

I honestly can browse Baublebar everyday and day dream because sadly, they don't ship to Malaysia although they ship to Singapore.T_T Hopefully they'll change that soon.The prices and quality are amazing.Also the variety of designs as they update it regularly.

I love that Baublebar have pictures of the normal people who wore their stuffs on instagram.So we, as the consumer can see how it really looks like compared when it's on a model.Please ship it to Malaysia!!
My haul!
Drugstore is heaven for girls like me who lovessss beauty products.Be it makeup,haircare or bath&body.The deals and prices are amazing!I managed to screenshot my purchases.

The Milani lipsticks was a buy three lipsticks and get another one for free.There's a story behind getting these lipsticks.I've tried purchasing them two times before.Once via Walmart & I sent it to my boss address in USA(he was there for 2 weeks for business) but then I cancelled it because it won't be able to arrive on time.

Another time I ordered via Ebay and sent it to the same address there and it never reach the place and my boss came back without it.I wasted almost rm100 for them.Finally I managed to buy them via Drugstore!phewwww.

The awesome Covergirl LashBlast Volume mascara(which I loveeee wearing right now) was only USD 0.25 because I got two additional discounts for it.I think it was 50% off and another discount on top of it.Hence the very veryyyyy low price.Amazing right?A really great mascara for RM0.90!!

The Aussie Miraculously Smooth 12 hr hair spray had a 50% discount on it..and I loveee wearing it everyday as it doesn't make my hair stiff at all.It made my hair stay put and soft when I was having my honeymoon in hot and humid Bali.

Yes,I ordered twice from Drugstore.I just couldn't resist!I love Physicians Formula liquid eyeliner as it stays on all day and doesn't budge.The promo was buy one and get another one for 50% off.Who could resist such a great deal?

I've been meaning to try the Voluminous mascara(not available here) because I've heard so many great things about it and also the Magic Perfecting Base.Which is way cheaper over there than it is here.The starter brush set from Real Techniques is the only one that I don't have yet as I've so many brushes from their collection.I love the entire line!

So that's about it regarding my haul from these US websites.If you have any questions,do leave a comment!

I will blog about my reviews on the products that I bought from Drugstore..soon!



Review:Zoella Beauty Range

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Liyana Hanim 3 Comments

The entire Zoella Beauty range + a makeup bag
As you know,I'm a big fan of Zoella/Zoe..I've watched ALL of her Youtube videos and I truly mean all..even back when she just started.I love how genuine and normal she is.I've bought so many beauty things that she recommended via her haul video and they never disappoint.So I was very excited when I found out that she came out with her own beauty line.Not makeup products but more towards bath and body. 
First order

Second order
Final order!

Back in September last year,I purchased the entire line from Zoella Beauty via Feelunique the moment they were sold online.I was really quick and managed to get everything from the range and choose one makeup bag as well.

It took me three purchases to get the entire line though as they sold out fast.I bought another complete set for my friend Shasha as well as she saw my tweets about it and wanted to join!I sent the stuffs to my friend Natalie's house.I had to wait patiently for it to arrive as her mum was going to bring it back with her from the UK to Malaysia at the end of December.

The stuffs was brought over with the Feelunique box that came with it.I love how sturdy the box was.How I wish they deliver to Malaysia :( The items might look tiny in the picture but actually it's quite huge!

Especially the Soak Opera and body lotion.The entire range had the same scent.I'd describe it as being fruity and fresh.There's strawberry,violet,jasmine,gardenia and vanilla notes in it.Sounds delicious right?I love the design on the's so pretty and girly looking.
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The body lotion is my favourite because it's very moisturizing and makes my skin smells so good.I love the convenient tube as well.

The soak opera is great as well.The bottle is so big that it'll last me for a few months..considering I have a big collection of body washes already.haha

I used up my entire Fizz Bar when I was in Bali for my honeymoon.I love it!And it really does fizz.The inside looks like a bar of chocolate and there's a "do not eat" sticker on it..If I'm not mistaken.I forgot to take a picture of it though.Ooops!

To be honest,I don't really like the body mist because the scent is a bit strong compared to the body lotion and soak opera.It's not bad..but I've to use it sparingly.

The candle is my least favourite item from the whole range because it doesn't really smell much.Because I've a lot of Yankee candles(which smells amazing),I tend to compare other candles to it.But for 5 gbp,you can't really complain!The tin is so cute though.

The other two makeup bags

Back then,there was only two different choices for the makeup bag and I choose the one with Zoella's eyes on it instead of the guinea pig one.Recently Zoella came out with another design for the makeup bag..which is really pretty as well.

In total I spent 36 gbp (rm200)for the entire line.The most expensive thing was the body mist for 8 gbp.It's definitely affordable!I'm really amazed and proud with what Zoella came up with.Clearly she had creative control over the entire range.I hope that she'll come up with new products for 2015.I'll definitely purchase them.I'll review her book,Girl Online in my upcoming blog posts!



Thursday, February 12, 2015 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

I know I have many other blogposts that I should be doing but I just watched Whiplash last night and I just have to blog about it.The movie is awesome.Miles Teller's acting was just brilliant. 

The movie is about Andrew Neiman(played by Miles Teller) who studies at Shaffer Conservatory as a first year jazz student.He aspires to become a great drummer like Buddy Rich. A conductor at his school Terrence Fletcher choose him to become an alternate to Tanner,the core drummer in his studio band.

It is apparent from the start that Terrence is very hard core and mentally abusive towards his students.He definitely pushes them to the limit.This actually made the movie very..exciting?Andrew's persistence in becoming a great  drummer and impressing Terrence was crazy.There were scenes involving drop of bloods,wounds and even an accident.

At one point I felt like Andrew was turning into Terrence because he was so consumed with drumming that he disregard the people around him.He even broke up with his girlfriend Nicole because he said that he foresee her hating him in the long run because he wants to dedicate his life in becoming a great drummer.

There was a lot of "wtf" moments in the movie.Something that you don't expect from a movie that is basically about a young man wanting to become a great drummer and his crazy teacher/conductor.

J.K Simmons played by Terrence Fletcher have won so many awards for his role.He was really great in it.But I truly believe that Miles Teller should have atleast won something as well.

There are a lot of crazy scenes in the movie which why made it so great!I want to say more and I could go on and on about scenes from the movie but I wouldn't want to spoil it for other people who have yet to watch it.It's a really great movie to watch and the buzz that it garnered is in accordance to the quality of it.

Go and watch it!


My 2015 beauty look

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

I was supposed to create a makeup look for 2015 from the beauty products that I received in my Beauty Box...This should have been done a week ago.But considering that my wedding took a lot of my time during these past few here it goes! :P

There were four items that can be used to create my 2015 beauty look but I omitted the nail polish since it can't be use everyday(unless I'm menstruating which means that I can't pray).

The three items that I used was...

1.Collection Hotlights lipgloss(available at Watsons,rm24.90)

I'm not a big fan of lipgloss so I honestly wore it just for this blogpost.But surprisingly it wasn't sticky and added a hint of glimmer on my lips.There's not much colour from the gloss either so I could see myself layering this over the lipsticks that I have.

The lipgloss was named Hotlights because I guess it lights up when you opened it??There's a tiny mirror at the side of the gloss which makes it convenient as well.

2.Koji Dolly Wink's liquid eyeliner in deep black(available at Sasa,rm55.90)

A black liquid eyeliner is my everyday staple.Dolly Wink's one was very black and it glides on smoothly over my eyelids.

3.Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop Lip Balm in Pink Shock(available at most major pharmacies,rm14.90)

This lipbalm had a hint of bright pink colour on my lips while keeping it moisturized.It's the perfect thing to wear on a casual weekend.It is also watermelon flavoured!

Simple beauty look
This look is actually my everyday go to look..particularly the cat eye look.It's something that I wear everyday for so many years now.

Love the eyeliner!
I believe that this look is something that you can definitely rock during the day or night(just add a brighter lipstick).Thank you so much to the Butterfly Project for providing me with these awesome stuffs!


The Butterfly Project

Collection Malaysia

Koji(Dolly Wink)

Maybelline Malaysia 


Bath and Body Works Malaysia!

Monday, February 09, 2015 Liyana Hanim 1 Comments

Nu Sentral outlet
I've been eyeing Bath and Body Works products for forever!Finally they're available here.I remembered back in June 2014 when I was on holiday in Penang and saw the sign at Gurney Paragon took them 6 months to finally open an outlet both in Penang and KL(NuSentral).Back in December I went to the store after it was opened for a few days.I received an email from Valiram Group announcing that the store is open.It got me really excited because I wanted to buy their candles.

Today I finally blogged about it what I've bought when I've been using the products for two months now!I didn't buy much because I already had two Bath and Body Works pocketbac and two body mists that I've yet to use.But I did get some stuffs for our bedroom and bathroom.

I went on my honeymoon last month in Bali and I even went to the Bath and Body Works at Beachwalk mall there..but they carried the same stuffs as the ones here.I expected to have a lot more variety in fragrances because the body mists that I had was Endless Weekend and Oahu Coconut Sunset which aren't available here yet.

The store at Nu Sentral was quite big but they definitely had a lack of staffs.I went there twice and both times the cashier had only like 1-2 people handling a lot of people.I was also disappointed with the lack of candles that they had.I wanted those mason jar candles and they didn't have any.
Sink with various hand soaps

 But I love that they had a sink where you can try out their various hand soaps!My haul is in the picture below.I bought two hand soaps..Pink Chiffon and Warm Vanilla Sugar.I bought their big bottle of hand sanitizer in Sweet Pea.The travel size of their body mist in Country Chic and the Lavender Vanilla pillow mist.I love everything!

My haul
My favourite is the pillow mist as it definitely helps me sleep better at night.The hand soap makes your hand smells amazing!Especially after you've eaten sambal with your rice..haha Price's definitely more expensive than can look at their website.But it's still affordable.I'll probably come back to purchase my pillow mist.


Dinner at Bistro Richard

Thursday, February 05, 2015 Liyana Hanim 0 Comments

Last year during my birthday,my husband brought me to Bistro Richard and I loved the food there.Earlier this month we were invited to have dinner there by Food Ink.We got to try so many dishes and also talk to the founder of the bistro.We learned a lot about the bistro and Chef Richard.

Bistro Richard was opened last year in April so it's fairly new.But word of mouth has gotten the place loyal customers who keep coming back due to the ambiance and really good food.After the dinner we got the chance to talk with Leo Low who is Mr Richard's son and also Mr Richard himself.

Various spices used in the dishes
It was great to know that Mr Richard sourced some of the ingredients from Spain.Every year he will go there with his family and he'll buy various spices for his dishes.Smoked paprika,saffron,vanilla beans,olive oil and many more.

Yummy escargot
We started our meal with a favourite appetizer of mine at Bistro Richard..their escargot.The escargot are oven baked with garlic butter.It's very more-ish.It came with slices of garlic bread.My husband and I finished it in no time!

After the escargot we were served a bowl of cream of wild mushroom soup which came with a slice of garlic bread.It was such a warm and comforting bowl of soup.My husband is a big fan of mushroom soup so he had a great time slurping every bit of the soup up.


We then moved on with their seafood paella.This was my favourite!I love the creamy texture of the leeks,eggplant and various seafood with the rice.It is just so delicious and vibrant.Arborio rice was used to make the paella.

Pretty colours!
There was squid,prawns and mussels in the dish.This dish is something that you should order and share among 2-3 people because it's quite big.

We were served three other main dishes.The first was the oven roasted salmon.I love the onion garnished on top.The salmon was perfectly cooked and the butter sauce was just delicious!The mashed potato that came with the dish was so buttery and melts in your mouth.
Oven baked salmon
The second main dish was their braised lamb shank.It came with mushroom risotto.The lamb was delicious and you don't even need a knife and fork to cut into it because it was so tender.
Braised lamb shank
I'm the kind of person who doesn't like to eat lamb..I always prefer fish.My husband on the other hand is a big fan of lamb.But surprisingly I love the braised lamb shank that Bistro Richard served.The mushroom risotto was just delicious..I'm not kidding when I say that the food at Bistro Richard never disappoints me.
Chicken coq au vin
The last main dish that we tasted was the chicken coq au vin.This dish was like a roast chicken dish but..wayyyy better.It came with the buttery mashed potato again.
My favourite dessert

Creme brulee is one of my favourite dessert in the world.If I go to any restaurant and they have creme brulee in the menu,I'd definitely choose it!Bistro Richard's creme brulee was delicious and it had the crackly layer of caramelized sugar on top.I judged a great creme brulee by whether the sugar layer on top of it will crack when I tap it using a spoon and if it's smooth and creamy on the inside.

This creme brulee was perfection.Please make room for this dessert at the end of the meal.You should also know that they use vanilla bean from Spain for the creme brulee.You can see the tiny black dots when you eat the dessert.

My husband and I had such a great time again at Bistro Richard thanks to Food Ink and the establishment itself.Mr Richard and his son Leo was very welcoming and answered so many questions from all of us.

I would definitely recommend the place for all of you out there who wants to experience Europe fine dining without breaking your bank.The romantic ambiance is perfect for you to bring your spouse for that special occasion.In fact,during our dinner a guy proposed to his girlfriend there!We witness the beautiful surprise.I'm not making this up!

Especially since Valentine's Day is coming up...guys..bring your girlfriend/fiancee/wife here!


Bistro Richard's website

Bistro Richard's facebook page

Food Ink's website

Food Ink's facebook page