Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Neutrogena Deep Clean Hydrating & Brightening Foaming Cleansers

Hello bunnies! Long taim no see. *send lots of love and heart to your screen*

Skincare topic today k? winkwink

If you don't know yet, I'm quite a big fan of Neutrogena. My favourite is the HydroBoost series, specifically the HydroBoost Water Gel (which is not in the picture because I've yet to stock up T__T )


ANYWAYYYY that's not the point of today's post. I have greater news to share! *Drumrolls* Did anyone know yet? 

Neutrogena launched two amazing new products! 

Deep Clean Hydrating Foaming Cleanser and Deep Clean Brightening Foaming Cleanser 

Look, that's a duo benefit for a healthy radiant skin. Now it is much easier to have BRIGHT and HYDRATED skin at the same time, don't you think?

Clinically tested to be able to achieve 99% deep clean effect and 2X more power in brightening and hydrating. 


Not really the most glam photo for this one but anyway first impression, I personally like how the cleanser's creamy lather reflects the colour of the packaging. So beautiful isn't it! 

First off, let's look at Neutrogena Deep Clean Hydrating Foaming Cleanser. 


It claims that it's enriched with water mineral complex, hence the 2X moisture boost which helps in long lasting oil control. Perfect for me who have oily skin! I can imagine the creamy lather goes deep down into my face pores to help dissolve dirt, oil, and makeup! 


See, blueish creamy lather. So dreamy! Ok so I tried it and I love it because after washing my face, my skin don't feel tingly and dry at all. I know how usually foam cleanser make skin feel really tight but this one really promises hydration. Skin is clean but still boink boink. *giggles*


After I rinse my face with water, instantly felt like..... 


Yeap. Ok. 

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So, if you know me long enough, you'll know I'm crazy about whitening products too. Yes please, anything that can make me fairer. Best if it's instant. Hahaha!

I also love pink. So this Neutrogena Deep Clean Brightening Foaming Cleanser's packaging actually gave me quite a good first impression.


It claims to have 2X brightening power for cleaner, fairer, and more radiant skin with every wash. Keyword : WITH EVERY WASH. Wow! And the rich creamy lather also helps removes dirt and skin dulling residue of make-up, sun-block and BB creams. Well I wear BB cream/makeup almost everyday, definitely need this. 

Tried it on my hand, and yeap, it does work wonder. 

Disclaimer : This experiment's pictures were taken with the same camera setting, and no editing other than the numbering and my watermark. :D


See see, it really did get brighter isn't it? 


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This Neutrogena Deep Clean Brightening and Hydrating foaming cleanser is available at all Guardian and Watsons store at only RM 20.90 each. 

Try it and let me know how it works for you! :D


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Dian Huo Xin Wo 点火心窝 @ Petaling Jaya

There's only one thing I dislike about steamboats - the after-smell of my hair and body. But believe it, this amazing steamboat place only leaves you wanting for more, even without MSG, like literally. 

No, no. It's not really entirely a steamboat place. The name - Dian Huo Xin Wo is a jumbled up word which means - Dian Xin (dimsum) and Huo Wo (steamboat). Hmm, one brownie point for the creativity. 

There, a combination of dim sum and steamboat.. how can it go wrong? 


Dian Huo Xin Wo (gosh, almost twisted my toungue) is a hidden gem located somewhere in Petaling Jaya. Well well, hold your horses though, addresses and contacts are all below at the end of this post. 

Thank you for having me there that night to review your food. I'm glad I've decided to try, even though I'm (forever) on diet, but its worth it. Hahaha. Ok jokes aside.


Setting wise, very "fu gu" (Vintage). I love this feeling. Felt like I'm back in hometown to celebrate reunion dinner with my popo. Hahaha.





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Bancuh tea? They have WuLong, PuEr, ChaWang, ZhuBao, and XiangPian.
(ranging from RM 5-6 per 2 pax)

My utensils andddddddd I'm readehh. 

C'mon where's the food yo!

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For starters... we have

Fried Salmon Skin - RM 6

I don't usually like salmon, but when it's fried.... NOT BAD! Crispy and didn't smell fishy at all. It did remind me a lil' of those prawn crackers you eat during CNY. 

Tongsam Century Egg - RM 4.50


Japanese Cucumber - RM 4.50

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What, are you kidding me? Is there any other better way than to have lousang as our 'opening ceremony' before we feast on the balls, like literally. Look, there's bacon in the lousang. What a badass right.


To be honest, I don't fancy lousang. I just love the process of lou-ing the sang. I'm sure I'm not alone here lol. But you know what, just because they have BACON in it, I'll have it anyway! 

NOTE : This Bacon Yee Sang is available for order from now till 5th March 2015.


Ok spotlight here.

For soup base.. we have .. 

Black Chicken Herbal Soup - RM 23

 This was my favourite soup base. Partly because I love herbal soup too. Let me remind you again, every single thing we eat and drink here is MSG-free ! I love how I still feel healthy while feasting. 

Pork Oriental + Clear Tomyam Soup - RM 18

It's called clear tomyam soup because it has no MSG. Just had to emphasize this again because I can't believe there's still restaurants out there who cares to provide both health and tastiness. 

Now to my favourite part. Balls balls balls!  


You see, no one can ever hate balls when they're all handmade, and are made of 100% authentic ingredients. Meaning, when I say squid ball, it's all squid in there. At least not full of flour or whatever that people mix in their balls to make it look huge. (clean mind reads, k)  

 Handmade balls - Ranging from RM 6 - 8 per dish. 

Super affordable if you ask me. Think about it, they're all huge and juicy, and  I would say the must-order would be the Golden Yolk Pork Ball. Can't remember how much I had. But I'll definitely go back for that golden yolk pork ball! 

Pssst... they're available for take-aways too! You know, if you're planning a steamboat dinner for this coming CNY. Details below.


For the carnivorous ..  

Fresh (huge) Prawn - RM 20
Slice Chicken - RM 12
Slice Pork Loin - RM 16
Mongolian Slice Lamb - RM 15
American Wagyu Slice Beef - rm 36

Seriously, I don't think you can get any freshier and larger prawn at RM 20 only (5 piece). The meats were not bad. I think I fancy the homemade balls more. While I would prefer to bbq meats like these. 


 Oh ya! Their homemade sauces. Thumbs up for all the originality. 


More dishes! At this point I'm very very full already. But just would like to highlight, the Lotus Root (RM 6) and Seafood Tofu (RM 6) is amazing. They just go damn well with the herbal soup base. I didn't try the Pork Intestine (RM 10) but everyone on the table was raving about it though. If you haven already know, I don't fancy intestines but I can tell from the way they worship the intestines, it must really taste good. 

Ended our feast of the night with the Signature Herbal Tea (RM 3/glass). I had to say this was really a sweet ending. It's soothing to drink given that you've went through big round of hot steamy foods. I forgot to take picture of it so, stealing it from Rebecca. Haha.

Photo credits to Rebecca Saw . Thanks for the invite babe! :)


And say hello Keanu! Thanks for coming along. 

So, planning to order the Bacon Yee Sang? Or wanna take-away the 9 type of meat/seafood balls for your CNY dinners? Grab them all from Dian Huo Xin Wo. Give them a call and pre-order to avoid disappointment. I like it because there's no required minimum order amount. 

*Dian Huo Xin Wo is closed for CNY break from 18/2/2015 until 23/2/2015.*

Dian Huo Xin Wo:
Address: 19, SS4D/2, Petaling Jaya.
Phone: +603 7887 4557 / 012 296 3886
Opening Hours: 5pm – 11pm Daily

*It is located on the same row as the Restoran Yi Xin Ge Bak Kut Teh and the famous Bentong Chicken Rice. Just take the 1st turning to the left after passing Kelana Jaya LRT*

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hello 2015 ♥ Resolutions

Happy 2015! (And happy February,lol)

February already.. but better late than never okayyyyy ! 

I know I know, people have been asking me like "retired from blogging ah" and things like "oh my god your last update was a month ago!". Big deal, I know. Haha why do I sound so bitchy but yeah, it's kinda like a big deal in my blogging circle.




I'm very tired. But I'm not weak. I know that some things has been blinding and consuming me lately, it's very wrong and I'm sick and tired of it, but I'm figuring out the best adjustment I can make to deal with different phases, different people and different environment, spiritually and corporately. 

Life is really moving at a speed. But you know what, a new year calls for re-organizing of life's priorities man. *peaceeee* While I'm not really into resolutions and shit like that because I feel my "resolution" every year is almost the same. Anyway, better some than nothing. (Read:checklist)


2014
Last year I'm 22 years old. There were a few big and little things to give thanks for. I may have forgotten some, but THANK GOD for in 2014, I'm able to : 
  • (Spiritually) Play for You, in a whole new level. Thank You for upgrading me.
  • Buy a car 
  • Travel to Taiwan & Singapore
  • Be blessed with various adverts + events events events = extra moolah
  • Own two really adorable hedgehogs = my fav fat babies
  • Be with a very charismatic man for over 3 years
  • Be blessed with awesome (new) friends and connections
  • Contribute to family expenses
  • Life skills upgraded with great opportunities

2015
Annnd, few things to look forward in 2015 (I tried to be as specific as possible. This will do for now. ) To be able to :

  • Spiritually... (I'll leave that to myself first, cos it's very very private.)
  • Earn more than what I earned in 2014. And also so that I can lessen my family's burden. 
  • Be less forgetful, more supportive, understanding, and utter more positive words. 
  • Put lesser makeup, eat healthier and be fitter (*laughs*)
  • Travel/Backpacking (There! Booked my tics already! *excites)
  • Brush up Uke,Yoga, Piano, and Cooking/baking skill 
  • Blog consistently and more about myself, not everything ads! 
  • Strengthen family relationship/Sponsor family for an oversea trip
  • Spend more time at home
  • Be less like a perfectionist and live by the mantra of 'no regrets'.
  • And.... learn how to ... swim. (T.T)

That's all for now. Thought I should have something like this as the first post of 2015. Haha! Okay food posts next. 

Xoxo