Tuesday, 30 September 2014

[Beauty] How to Plump Up Your Lips Naturally

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We all want beautiful, plump kissable lips right? Of course we do, unfortunately we don’t all have the resources or, to be honest the desire to pay for costly fillers or injections. The dreaded “trout pout” is something which must be avoided at all costs but there are some easy, natural ways to plump up your lips giving them extra fullness with no pain, little or no expense and no risk.

Peppermint oilsay what? Yep, it’s good for calming the nerves and it’s also great for increasing the fullness of the lips (it tastes good too). How it achieves this is by irritating the lips just enough for them to swell up a little giving a temporary color rush without any serious damage or harm. Dab it on, feel the tingle and enjoy plumpilicious lips.

Capsicum – the stuff which adds the kick to red peppers is also available in oil form which is a great way to improve circulation and blood flow. Dab a little (not too much) onto the lips and watch them plump up for added allure.

Makeup tricks – a simple makeup trick can help your lips to appear more voluminous. Simply spot a little highlighter onto your cupids bow and lashings of lip balm to shimmer in the center of the bottom lip. This shimmering reflects the light and makes lips appear to be larger than they really are.

Another makeup tip – if you want luscious lips like Angelina Jolie why not follow her example. All you need is a good quality lipstick, a lip liner and some gloss. Pink toned lipsticks are the key to this secret and using a lip liner which is a little darker than the lipstick, put plenty of shiny lip gloss over the top and you’ve got it – plump looking lips Angelina Jolie would be proud of.

Smile, grin and pucker – it can really help. These simple lip exercises are just the thing to plump them up so get your lips moving. Whether you’re smiling, blowing a kiss or grinning from ear to ear just get those lips moving.

Massage – many of us treat ourselves to a relaxing massage and spa treatment for the rest of our bodies so why not our lips. Take a little lip balm and give your lips a massage, it can help to give them added lift and volume.

Give them a brush – we all religiously clean our teeth at least twice daily but concentrate only on the inside of our mouths – how about giving a little of that action to the exterior and the lips? If you give your lips a light brushing over it will increase the flow of blood which will make them look fuller. Okay, so it’s only temporary but every little helps you know.

Improving the circulation – as you may have gathered by now, the bottom line on increasing your lips for added fullness and volume is all about circulation. Following on from this theory any substance that helps to improve the circulation will naturally help you to plumper lips. One fabulous ingredient which does just that is cinnamon essential oil – dab a little onto the lips and gently smooth using circular motions. Not only will your lips have added volume and kissability but they’ll also have a fabulous aroma throughout the day.

Most professional makeup cases have plenty of space to add one or more of these products so that you can easily incorporate them into your daily makeup routine. Check out the choices at http://thesalonoutlet.com and you’ll see what I mean.

Monday, 29 September 2014

[Food] Coffee Smith | Maritime Piazza, Karpal Singh Drive

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It's been a while for a food post in my blog. Since I'm quite free today, I'm gonna do a small sharing about a cafe that I went in Penang few days ago - Coffee Smith, Maritime Piazza (Karpal Singh Drive). 

According to my sister, this cafe is quite new at the moment and it's always full house during peak hours. Besides, you might get the chance to share the large table with some other bunch of people. We went on a weekday lunch hour but it's not full house. Just a gentle reminder before anyone get disappointed. 

I really love the design and the concept of the cafe when I first enter the cafe. It's a little bit vintage and old school type (in my opinion). But for the ambiance, I saw quite a few tables of office workers that might be those who are working nearby, chilling in the cafe, so it's not that quiet.

The menu was mainly in Chinese with explanation, and an English translation for the food name. As you can tell from their Facebook page, it was initially from Taipei, Taiwan, but the food were something western, such as Spaghetti, Sandwiches, Eggs Benedict and Chicken Chop.

Let's get started with a few food that me and my sister ordered.

Caramel Machiato - RM11 (I think)
Not a fan of coffee so I didn't try it, but it's my sister's favourite drink and you can definitely give it a try if you love caramel!

Friday, 26 September 2014

[Food] Malacca Food Trip (Melaka)

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It's been a while for a travel food post. Me and my boyfie decided to plan a Malacca food trip after his final exam since I never went there before. Since we only have limited time, we only get to choose on a weekend, which is a super bad idea. 

Never go on a weekend or school holidays and public holidays! Unless you only want to hunt for one particular food and you can bare with the jam and queues. A gentle reminder here if you're planning to do so!

On Saturday, we depart from KL Setapak around 1pm. ETA is normally 2 hours or less depends on your speed. But for a weekend, it took us almost 3 hours due to heavy traffic on the high way. So we reach 906 Hotel and check in at around 4pm.

We decided to have a rest for a while and hunt for dinner before 6, because you know, Malacca's street are not that big and it's definitely going to be jam every where during peak hours!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

[Fashion] .925 Sterling Silver Jewellery & Accessories | Ollie Jewellery

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Looking for gorgeous yet affordable jewelleries? Recently I get to know an online jewellery store - Ollie Jewellery where they sell lotsa different types of affordable handmade accessories such as rings, earrings, bracelets and pendants (necklaces). Besides, they are selling various designs of .925 Sterling Silver accessories too!

Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and 7.5% by mass of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. (source)

So I just received one of their Sterling Silver Pendant and a Handmade Bracelet from them. Let's have a look on what I got and how they looked like!

Pretty packaging they had! It brightens up my day even before I start opening it!

It comes with an elegant box with the necklace inside and a sweet note from Nani!

A pendant is different from a necklace because it features a small piece of jewelry that accessory manufacturers hang onto the chain of a necklace, bracelet, or anklet while necklaces are worn around the neck. (source)

Monday, 22 September 2014

[Event] Carousell x Community Meet-Up Party @ Little Wonton Cafe

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It's been a while for me to start a friendly intro... Hey waddup guys! I'm having sembreak for a week now! :D So as you can tell from the title and the image above, it's gonna be a post relating my favourite phone app, Carousell, again!

In case you havent, here are my previous posts about Carousell or you don't know wtf is Carousell, read here:
1. Carousell, an online thrift shop??
2. Get free 3 months fashion & beauty magazine subscription from Carousell!

So I was invited by the lovely Reshma from Carousell to join their meet-up party with the founders who came all the ways from Singapore, other bloggers and the power users of Carousell at Little Wonton Cafe, TTDI.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

[Beauty] Beauty Talk OxySolution Mousse Review

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If you're looking for a product which able to do most of your skincare routine in just 1 product, Beauty Talk has created a multi-functional cleanser + toner, the Beauty Talk OxySolution Mousse, which able to cleanse, remove makeup, moisturize, nourish, oxygenate skin and most of all, no rinsing is needed, for you!! Good news for lazy people like me :D

The new Beauty Talk OxySolution Mousse, a multi-functional mousse boosted with sorbitol which thoroughly cleanses and dissolves oilinessnon-waterproof makeup and environmental grime to prep the skin for better absorption of treatment products.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

[Beauty] Miss Hana Lip Balm Crayon Review

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Lip balm is selling every where as most of the people are having dry or cracked lips due to the horrible weather. But colour lip balm? Like 2 in 1? I'm not sure about you but I never heard it before, and I was like what a freaking brilliant idea! Maybe it's because I'm not a big fan of lip care. I don't mind you call me a frog under the well too. Haha.

Here I'm introducing you Miss Hana's Lip Balm Crayon that comes in 5 different natural colours. 

I'm holding 2 of the prettiest colours - their lightest colour pink and darkest colour red.
And btw that's my face before applying any lip colour.

Received a box of not only the lip balms but a box of crayon and a postcard which require us to send back with our drawing of our childhood fantasy on it. What should I say? Lovely & Sweet Natta Cosme crew!

Monday, 8 September 2014

Human Nature Products Review + Giveaway!

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[Giveaway Closed. Scroll to the bottom to see the Winners]

Can't believe it's September now! Ever since I started my university life, the beginning of all the Septembers are always a tough month for me because final exam is just around the corner! But the guiltiness of not being able to blog makes me can't even concentrate in my revision for the 30% of the time, so I decided to spare some free time for this awesome post (because there's a giveaway at the end of this post hohoho) after finish revising what should I study today.

So today I'm going to introduce you, my precious readers about a pretty awesome brand and their products called Human Nature. Why awesome? If you understand the word Organic or Natural, you might wanna continue reading because you will definitely wanna try these products that I'm going to review!

Human Nature's products are chemical free and suitable for men, women, kids and babies.

"We believe that a high quality product that is good for you, that won’t make you or your family sick, and won’t make you go broke isn't too much to ask. We also want to bring these amazing products straight to your door so you don't have to walk around endless shops just trying to find them. These products can come find you!"

All the products in Human Nature are
  • Safe to use
  • Effective
  • Affordable
  • Socially responsible
  • Never tested on animals
  • Environmentally friendly

They liase with the poorest farmers and buy their crops at a fair price to make the products. That's how they get them out of poverty so every single product in the range makes a real difference in someone's life.

Human Nature is based in Penang. This brand of products is also available in USA, Philippines, Singapore and Dubai.
So let's get started with the first product, their newly launched Strengthening series of hair care products, which Human Nature mainly want me to show you guys how awesome it is.