Tuesday, July 22, 2014

VCR Cafe

Hi bunnies!! Today I'll be blogging about VCR, a very popular cafe situated in Jalan Galloway! I've seen a tremendous amount of people "checking-in" at the cafe, posting pictures of their cakes and coffee on Instagram, and it got me really curious. So I decided to pay a visit to this cafe myself, tagging Joanne with me before she flies off to Singapore for her studies.

A cute hand-decorated chalkboard to welcome you. And the kitty to personally welcome me. LOL









Strictly coffee, tea and cakes only.

Lemon poppy seed cake.
It's so moist, fluffy and yummy!!

The King (peanut butter + chocolate banana)
I don't really like this because I'm not a fan of peanut butter and chocolate..










VCR Cafe (Located beside Swiss Garden Residence) 
  • 2, Jalan Galloway
  • 50150 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Benefit Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm Review

Okay I have a confession.

I find it very hard to suppress the urge of buying something from Benefit Cosmetic every time I pass by their stores. 

I love almost everything from Benefit Cosmetic. I love their physical stores which are all in baby pink. I love the adorable and colourful packaging of their products. And I love how effective and awesome their products are. Most of the cosmetic products I own are from Benefit and they are my daily essentials! ♥ 

Sometimes, my lips can get very dry after applying lipstick. So, I will always prefer lipsticks which hydrate my lips. However, there are also days when I don't feel like wearing lipsticks, but I need something lighter than a lipstick...a tinted lip balm will come in perfect! 

Hence, I've gotten myself a pair of new products from Benefit - The Benefit Hydrating Tinted Lip Balms! 

Available in 4 colours, these adorable tinted lip balms can instantly call forth a moisturising gush onto your lips! 

I chose the Posie Balm and Lolli Balm! (I'm so going to collect all the colours!)

These two little babies look super adorable! 

Posie Balm 
The Posie balm gives your lips a sheer yet natural-looking pinkish coral colour. 

Lolli Balm
The Lolli Balm on the other hand gives your lips a very pinkish, candy-orchid touch.




These are the BEST TINTED LIP BALMS I've ever used!!! It is surprisingly moisturising, and I absolutely love its texture. It is very creamy, but not sticky at all - in other words, it feels very comfortable on the lips. Not only that these tinted lip balms give me the BAM on the lips, they are also supremely comfortable and lip-friendly!

If you are looking for a tinted lip balm which is able to give your lips a tint and hydrate your lips simultaneously, the hydrating tinted lip balms from Benefit Cosmetic are definitely among the best choices you have!!

Get yours now from any Benefit Cosmetic stores! 

Don't forget to follow them their social network profiles to keep yourself updated with the latest news!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pulp by Papa Palheta, Bangsar

Joanne and I visited the Pulp, a cafe located in Jalan Riong, Bangsar right after attending the Dr.Brandt Bloggers' Event which was held in BSC. 

Honestly, I never knew the existence of this hidden gem until I came across THIS post, which was frequently shared by many of my friends in Facebook. (Even though Pulp is in KL, I guess I will never find out about this cafe if I did not read the post.) Click on the link, and you'll find a list of top 40 coffee shops in KL, and Pulp is among the recommended ones.

Seriously, I thought this building was just another ordinary factory at my first glance. 



And who says simplicity can't win a heart? I'm a big fan of simple yet artsy menus, like this one.

In PULP, they serve a medley of mouthwatering pastries and coffee. 


For those who prefer cold beverages over hot drinks, you can try their Cold Brew Coffee. 



It's packed even on a Wednesday afternoon.


After moments of dither, we finally made up our mind. Chocolate Truffle Cake, as recommended by the waitress. I'm not a big fan of chocolate but this one is totally an exception for me because it doesn't taste like the mainstream overly-sweet cakes you find everywhere. (Recommended!) 

Chicken Pie.
Crispy crust. Creamy Fillings. Delicious! 

Hot chocolate. 





Had an impromptu photoshoot outside the cafe before we leave! Of course, all the photos were taken by Joanne. 




Monday, July 14, 2014

Benefit They're Real! Push-up Liner, Mascara, Remover Review

Hi darlings!! 

Today, I'm super excited to show you some new babies I've got from Benefit Cosmetic!!! Yup, this post is going to be a cosmetic's review again yay! 

Anyway, I'm just going to tell you a true fact about myself and I know you're gonna laugh at me. (But please don't!)


I'd never been able to put on eyeliner myself..the best I can do is a couple swipes of mascaras and then, consider my eye makeup done. (Sometimes I don't even apply mascara at all) Hence, my daily makeup routine is pretty simple, and really quick! I have mono-eyelids, and I really have no idea how to use the suitable eyeliner techniques on my eyes. I often think that I need help from a professional makeup artist in order to get the perfectly winged eyeliner look. 

Anyway, I am addicted to watching YouTube videos recently, especially makeup tutorials and outfit inspirations!! I get very inspired from various talented YouTubers as they always have tons of ways to enlighten me in exploring and discovering the true essence of makeup.

One day, I came across a YouTube video which presents a review of Benefit's They're real! Push-up liner. In the video, the gel push-up liner used makes applying eyeliner appear very simple.

So I went to Benefit a few day ago and tried it myself. My hand couldn't stop trembling when I held the eyeliner close to my lash. I was so afraid that I might just mess up and make myself look like a zombie.

But guess what.

I did it. (Well, not perfectly, yet)

The angled AccuFlex™ Tip makes it so easy to draw an eyeliner along my lash line! And I can even draw a "wing" at the corner of my eyes. The feeling of being able to finally draw eyeliners all by myself is just indescribably amazing. *tears of joy*

So without further ado, let me show you the star products from Benefit They're Real series now!!!

There are 3 products from this series: The push-up liner, the beyond mascara and the waterproof eye makeup remover. 

There are three reasons behind they’re real! push-up liner in becoming a beauty breakthrough: 
 1. The matte, black gel formula is long-lasting and waterproof
 2. Its gel waterproof formula doesn't smudge or dry out easily. 
 3. The innovative AccuFlex™ tip easily hugs your lash line from corner to corner. The soft AccuFlex™ tip is the only eyeliner that is wide, angled and flat. 

So this is how it looks like!

To begin, twist the cap off the tip (don't pull!). 

Once the cap is removed, you'll see the orange tip protector, meaning that you are holding a brand new, never before used product. Needless to say, discard the tip protector! 

On the first usage, you have to twist the base 8-10 times until the gel is fully delivered to the tip. Wipe the excess gel on a tissue, and your new eyeliner is ready to serve!

My. First. Eyeliner. Ever. How did it fare?

This push-up liner is really a must-get!

The flat wide guard at the base of the tip guides you to get closer to the lash line on any eye shape. Besides, the tip material itself is soft, thus allowing it to glide easily across the eyelid. Not forgetting to mention, the company also employed a unique micro-dose technology to ensure that the right amount of formula is dispensed with each twist of the pen.

Next, I also tried their waterproof eye makeup remover!

Specially formulated to remove their best-selling they’re real! mascara and they’re real! push-up liner, this creamy gel remover is gentle on your skin, yet powerful! It completely upheaves waterproof eye makeup without tugging the delicate region around your eyes. Hence, it's very suitable for people who either have sensitive eyes or wear contact lenses (like me!).

I drew a few lines with the eyeliner on my mum's hand. And then, I used the remover to wipe it off! 






Now, whenever people ask me: "Who did your eyeliner?"
I can proudly say "I did it myself!"