Saturday, January 29, 2011

Joe Char Koay Teow

This week I’m going to take you to my place, Puchong for some Nasi Lemak and Char Kuey Teow. It is a road side hawker, called Joe Char Koay Teow, located at Puchong Prima.

 One thing I noticed about this type of CKT is its unappetizing look. But once I tried I will think differently. A plate of CKT loaded with 3 prawns and cockles and the gravy is so oh oh flavorful. I finish the gravy faster than the noodles itself. I put aside the prawns aside to savor them last

But Joe CKT is not only known for their CKT, they also served Nasi Lemak. I love Nasi Lemak. The sweet and spicy sambal should get top billing. The rice is fragrant with hints of pandan leaves and ginger - soft and fluffy, just the way I like it. When rice and sambal comes together perfectly, to me this is a plate of pure Nasi Lemak heaven.
Well normally I have both, CKT and Nasi Lemak. :) While waiting for my CKT to arrive, I enjoy of Nasi Lemak first. Now all my thoughts of diet fly out the window.

Food Type: Nasi Lemak and Char Kuey Teow (Malay Style)
Price: Reasonable
Cleanliness Vote : 3/5
Food Vote : 4/5 
Revisit : Definitely

Friday, January 28, 2011

A Review : Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Make Up Serum

Make up base and make up primer. Some cosmetics brand the product as a primer, while others call it a base. The two are the same thing essentially. Basically, it is used to prepare the skin for what we are going to put over it next, namely foundation. 
My make up base was almost a week running out and I’m looking for a mineral make up base by Youngblood. Unfortunately, it was sold out! Later I stepped into Sasa and I found Neogence Make Up Serum. The SA said it act like a make up base, so let give it a try. Now, my skin type – My skin is combination-slightly oily skin. On a scale of 1-10 on the oily meter, 10 being the most oily (or should I call it oiliest), I fall somewhere around a 6. I know it's said that oily skin doesn't wrinkle as fast as dry skin but it's still really annoying. My t-zone was seriously oily during noon and I definitely need a good primer.

Take a look of my face without make up serum. This is my face at 830am when I leaving my house for work, I took these photo in a car and I lovee because it give me natural good lighting.
Oh by the way, I had RMK Liquid Foundation in 103 on my face. I will suggest this foundation for those who have dry to normal skin because it has very watery texture and it easy to apply, feel very light on skin. It gives sheer, dewy, luminous and shiny look.
This is me after lunch break. See my T-zone gets oily and continues to throughout the day. My foundation breaks and my skin tone totally uneven and greasy wreck. When I finish work I look like I've just been for a 2km jog.

This is the product, Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Make Up Serum. 50ml in a bottle. The bottle a bit handy, but the design is good. It's a pump dispenser bottle so it makes getting the product out very easy and more hygienic. It is a semi-clear cream color. I use 1 pump for my face - it's more than enough, but I find it too tempting to push the pump all the way down when I'm using it. 1/2 a pump would surely be sufficient. Anyway, I focus this on my t-zone and then spread the remainder on my cheeks. It leaves my face feeling silky soft, allowing me to apply my foundation effortlessly.

This is me, same time and same place with the make up serum. 

Well certain place my foundation went break, but at least it helps some, but not perfect. My face stays relatively non-oily for most of the day. I do get a tiny bit oily at the end of the day, but it is still way less than if I weren't using this foundation. I mean foundation for oily skin.
I've been using this for a little over 2 weeks and I love it! I definitely recommend this to anyone who has oily issues who can't afford a more expensive product at the moment. It fills in large pores, wrinkles and fine lines to create an even surface so that anything you pile over it, won't flake off or look uneven. The best part was it doesn't cause me an irritation.I think this would be oke for people with more of an acne problem too because it contains Dimethicone which is used in some acne fighting moisturizers that help control shine as well. I'm personally not a good test subject because I don’t have an acne issue. Just the occasional pimple once a month with "that time”. Haha. Till then, oke let’s do the rate just like food review.

Product: Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Make Up Serum
Made: Taiwan
Price: Reasonable, RM65.00 for 50ml
Product Vote: 3.5/5
Repurchase: Yes

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Are You Thankful..?

The sweat behind..

Be thankful to Almighty Providence for mercies received. If the only word you said was, "Thank you, or Alhamdulillah" that would suffice.
Be thankful for what you have and you'll end up having more.

**Images from google

Sunday, January 23, 2011

FOTD : Lazy Brown

I know I haven't posted FOTD for a while. So today, I went for a kind of springy but slightly smokey look (which in real life looks a little darker than in the below photo). 
Basically, I did my entire lid with a brown eyeshadow that darker than my skin tone and then added dark brown eye pencil in crease to blend. Lips and cheeks are kept in subtle warm pink hues as well.

DIY : Intimate Hygiene Wash

It's inevitable that modern day women have been persuaded by massive healthcare product such as intimate wash that easily available on pharmacy. I don’t, I make my own hygiene wash for years. It is safe, no chemical at all and 100% from local herb, again it is pocket friendly.

To success, you will need:

Wash both betel leaves and oak gall, and boil into a pot, preferably clay pot. Why, it is made from natural clay so your intimate wash will not have harmful chemical ingredient. 

Let it cool in the clay pot, and the mixture will turn a bit dark. I normally put the mixture in a clear bottle and keep in my bathroom. It will last for 3-4 days (morning and night use).

This intimate wash is super great, it fulfill what you will need.
Tips : Please do not wash with soap at your private part. Some soap might cause irritations. If you still need to wash that area with something lathery, get soap with the right pH balanced.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

DIY : Green Tea Toner

To get Green Tea Toner, you’ll need 1 green tea teabag or loose green tea, and a plastic bottle with a spray head.
I use Green Tea by BOH, it comes on a teabag so I don’t have to use strainer.

It is really easy to prepare.
Brew one green tea bag in a container or in a cup and let it cool down. Then, put it in a medium sized container and put it in the fridge so it can last longer. That's all. Super easy.

When I put it on, it's cool and refreshing and makes the pores look smaller.
Oh yea. Don't throw away the used tea bag, you can use as a mild scrub onto your face. It soften the skin better. 

I spray the toner directly onto my face, or you can spray it onto a cotton pad and wipe it on the face. It’s all up to you. Follow with your moisturizer as usual.
It’s natural with no chemical at all, great antioxidants to your skin, slow down the aging process and soothing your skin. Bonus, it really softens my skin and my face being less oily. And it is great for your pocket. Oh I love this. 

Monday, January 17, 2011

I'm Busy

Yeah I'm busy lately. That's good I guess. :) I've neglected my blog because I've had so much to do. It is like, there are wars I have to end very soon. But I finally have some time to catch up right now. And this makes me smile.. 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Egg Sandwich

Boiled eggs as door gifts are commonly used in Malay wedding. I have a lot of it and I will make a super easy and simple recipe. Egg sandwich, great for breakfast and brunch or even lunch.

Eggs are a source of significant amounts of protein and are much more economical than protein's most common source such as meat. Eggs are also an excellent substitute for meat, except for people who need to limit their cholesterol intake.
So, to prepare an egg sandwich, you will need:

Fresh Lettuce
Pepper, then grind it to powder to add taste
Bread of your choice and butter or margarine. 
If you are concern about health and cholesterol intake, you can have the egg yolk of 1 egg but if you do not mind the cholesterol content found in egg yolks, you can include all the egg yolks. Egg yolks are yummy.

In a bowl, mix evenly chopped egg and pepper (salt if you like, I don't). Spread some butter margarine on a slice of bread.

Normally I add mayonnaise and mix with the chopped egg. But this time, I don't have mayo. 
Now spread the chopped egg with pepper onto bread. Add tomato slices and lettuce leaves. Top with another slice of bread. Cut into half diagonally if desired before serving. Makes one sandwich

Breakfast treat to my colleagues.