Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Travels: Singapore 2014

Was in Singapore a few months back, it was a short trip and we mostly ate, strolled along Orchard and spent a day at Universal Studios.

Every restaurant and cafe we ate at was excellent, would love to visit again just to have the same dishes.

KL's street food and local delicacies wins my vote but for cafe style food and breakfasts, Singapore takes the cake.

My 3rd visit to Universal Studios, this time with my sister and Mama...

Ippudo ramen for dinner, the broth is so so yummy! And so was the seasonal beef thing we ordered below. So tender and juicy it just melted in our mouths.

Oriole Cafe and Bar, loved all the dishes we ordered.. there was also a Squid (not pictured) which was sooooo delicious!!
Beef Cheek Pasta
Prawn Risotto
Beef with Rice (lunch set)
My trip would not be complete without visiting Laduree, my favourite flavours are Salted Caramel, Marie Antoinette and Rose..

Muji snacks... 

For our last meal in Singapore we visited Wild Honey, the food and service were both excellent, I *must* visit again!

A short but good weekend away!

I will be travelling again at the end of the week to Bali, so excited for the trip!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

LUXE//LESS: Gel Eyeliners

Having tried quite a number of luxury and drugstore beauty products, I have come across products which are similar in function but cost much less. I know there's a saying "you get what you pay for" but sometimes a higher price tag doesn't equate to a better product (to me at least).

Was flipping through the magazine today and saw this feature:

Been meaning to write about these 2 products but kept putting it off! I used to be a big fan of Bobbi Brown Gel Liners (my go-to liner for 10 years!) but with their increasing prices over the years, I set out to find a replacement. Not to sound like a broken record, but I have sensitive eyes which tear easily and oily lids- meaning the formula has to be budge proof, pigmented, easy to apply AND gentle. 

Bobbi Brown ticks all the boxes for me however removing it can be tough without my trusty eye makeup remover. Currently using Clarins Instant Eye Makeup Remover and it removes even the most budge proof eye-makeup easily. 

One little tub lasts a long time, and I've never had it dry up on me though I've had friends who complain of this. You have to buy a separate brush and if I'm not mistaken it costs just as much as the liner.

The Maybelline Gel Liner was a random grab from the drugstore; I never expected it to perform so well! The black is a solid black, glides smoothly and does everything Bobbi Brown does, at a lower price. It even comes with a good quality brush which I have been using for months, even after multiple washes it is still soft yet firm.

I can't vouch for the "36-hour" claim, but it does stay put throughout the day and doesn't irritate my eyes.

My thoughts: I love them both as they are very similar- in terms of formula and packaging, but if I had to choose one.. I'd go with the Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel Liner. It comes with a brush, is a true black and is so affordable!

Hope you found my first LUXE//LESS post informative and I look forward to sharing more products under this tag.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Eating Out: Miam Miam @1 Utama

Good food, good service.. been twice and can't wait to go again!

Everything we tried was yummy; 
Souffle de Nuage- an airy, fluffy cloud of egg and light cheese atop fresh tomato sauteed rice
Riz Noir- a squid-ink rice with seafood and omu egg
Lobster Bisque Pasta- a soupy pasta served with tiger prawns
Iced Matcha Latte with Matcha Softee
Riz au Curry- baked rice with Japanese curry and sausages, broccoli and egg
French Toast- fluffy squares served with a delicious ball of cream and syrup, not too sweet 

Gonna be trying out another new place tomorrow, haven't been excited over Japanese cuisine for a while now!

Have a good weekend everyone, xoxox.