Monday, June 30, 2014

Review 3CE Pore Velvet Primer and Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Primer

I'm here today for a review between 3CE Pore Velvet Primer and Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-hr Perfecting Primer. 

Do you apply primer before you put on bb cream, make up base and so on?

Why do we need primer?
1. Primer creates a protective barrier over skin. 
2. Seals in and protects any treatment products used during your daily skin care regimen. 
3. Primer helps makeup to stay longer by smoothing the surface of your skin. 

Now you see the importance of putting on primer before your make up so never skip this essential step. I bought Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Primer reason being the salesperson from Sephora told me it is waterproof and I realised it worked best compared to competitor's brand primer. 

Recently, I figured out another primer which performs better than Tarte which is 3CE. I will show you the result soon. :-)

My naked face with only primer. 
Left: 3CE Pore Velvet Primer   Right: Tarte Clean Slate Poreless Primer


You can see my skin tone appears brighter in the left side with 3CE while Tarte on the right side appears to be darker. 

This velvet veiling primer is a pore smoothing gel that applies cleanly on skin to cover pores and rough, uneven skin for a velvety soft skin texture. 


Left side with 3CE absorbs my sebum and oil, and corrects skin tone for bright clean skin. The Amazon White Clay ingredient absorbs sebum and oil and keeps makeup intact and prevents skin from darkening. It creates the matte finishing touch. 

While my right side with Tarte Primer doesn't perform as good as 3CE. 
It clearly shown from the picture below. 

p.s I want to cover my both eyes but the photo editing software doesn't have it so apologise for my awkward eyes. LOL..


My next daily basic make up regimen is HERA UV Mist Cushion! 

I bought 4 to 5 of this when I went to Korea. It is slightly expensive than Laneige BB Cushion and only available in Korea. So far I don't see any online shop or blog shop bring in this product. My Korean friend highly recommend this over Laneige BB Cushion. 

It gives a beautiful glow with flawless and matte finishing. You can still see my left side with 3CE primer appears to be brighter. :-) Just in case you are wondering, I'm using C23 tone. 

When I finish this, I will purchase Estee Lauder Foundation. Love the texture very much. 


Final step is to settle my make up with Banila Co. Prime Primer Finish Powder. 

I bought it from Korea and retailed at RM55.  This is Banila Co. star product and it holds perfect make up condition whole day. Smoothly tidying up pores, fine wrinkles and skin bumps. It is a sebum control powder that prevents excessive glossiness caused by sweat and oils, it forms protective coat to maintain skin in clean condition.  

One thing that I really love about this is the fragrance-free claim. I tried Skin Food Finishing Powder before, I really dislike the smell and it makes my pores looks much larger and visible lines. 

DSC08645 basic makeup is complete! 

Not to forget my brows too..I'm using Shu Uemura Brow Pencil. 
1. 3CE Pore Velvet Primer
2. HERA UV Mist Cushion, Tone C23
3. Shu Uemura Brow Pencil
4. Banila Co. Prime Primer Finish Powder


Want to grab yourself this awesome 3CE Pore Velvety Primer? 

Get it from MakeItBeauty or Instagram @makeitbeauty2014. 

They sell hand picked cosmetics with lowest price in town. Feel free to consult the price via wechat "MakeItBeauty2014". 


The soft cream texture like custard cream can even out your make up easily. This is Stylenanda new products, glad that MakeItBeauty has it! 


I got myself 3CE Magic Touch Face Maker #Pink as well! It has the pink gold highlighter which complement my skin tone and give off a natural-looking glow. 


I used the highlighter to highlight my T-zone and contour the outer part of my chin.

Bottom: Applied 3CE Magic Touch Face Maker


The highlighter makes my nose bridge appears to be higher. 

You can get these 3CE products from MakeItBeauty especially the Pore Velvet Primer! *highly recommended* I will definitely repurchase and recommend it to my friends. :-) 

Girls, don't forget to put on Primer before your basic makeup! 

Saturday, June 28, 2014

My Saturday Weekend

Finally a weekend that we can stay at home to do our stuff. Is time to do my house chores and tonight I plan to cook again! ^^ We just came back from groceries shopping so I bought some ingredients to cook for tonight's dinner. 

While waiting for my laundry, is time to update a quick post. 

This post sums up my past weekend in Penang. Took pretty pictures so don't want to waste it! Lol..

There are two food that I must eat when I'm back to Penang. First is Super Hokkien Mee second is Tomyam Porridge at Asia Cafe! I won't upset if I don't managed to take any of them but it would be best if I'm able to fix these crave. Lol..

This is the Hokkien Mee that I had in One Corner Cafe. Blogged about it before, you can read from HERE. I included my favourite tom yam porridge in the review as well! :-)


Then I told darling I want to eat cendol, this is not my favourite but since the weather is warm so might as well grab one. Rare scene when you don't see a long queue therefore it deserves a shot. Lol..Fyi, it opens everyday since 10am until it finish selling.


Unfortunately the ice melted when it served. >< 


Then, off to have coconut drink. Honestly speaking, I never really had this coconut drink at Abu Siti Lane before. Most of the time are patronise by tourists, locals seldom take this.


Expensive coconut jelly. RM4.50. Hmm..just a normal coconut jelly, nothing special to shout about.


Always very-pattern expression.


Then I went to visit my dear at Gurney. Celebrated her belated birthday as well. Still owning her birthday present. T.T Will definitely buy her one before she leaves.

Apart from this, Mr. Yeap bought me a pair of ear ring! Kamsahamnida!


Our rare selfie. :-)


Okay I always heard my colleague said this is a must-visit place in Penang, Siam Road Char Koey Teow. Have been so long I never take this due to the long queue, all because of the rave reviews from tourists. Decided to try once to know how good is this!


Left is the Siam Road Char Koey Teow. Right is the one that we had in One Corner Cafe. 

From the picture, it certainly tells Siam Road Char Koey Teow is way better than One Corner Cafe because that one looks dry. >< I always like to order raw egg with raw clams. Haha..I tell you it really tastes 100 times better than the ordinary one!

Personally, I wouldn't think this is the best in Penang but have nothing to complain about it except the clams is too small and little.

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The next day we went to Yeng Keng Hotel to try out their signature Hainanese Chicken Chop for my sis birthday.


Chicken Pie RM45 for 3 to 4 servings*3 hours pre order*

I guess this is more to Hainanese cooking method because it is different compared to the western ordinary chicken pie. We think RM45 is too pricey nonetheless the crust is really good.


Hainanese Aglio Olio Spaghetti RM18

Sadly to say that, all of us do think it tasted like fried instant noodle. Lol..


Hainanese Chicken Chop RM18 

Heard that this is their signature. I personally think this is above average but not something that deserve for my second visit.  


We still ordered some other dishes but I can't remember the name and price so I don't include in it. Lol..

Bro is the photobomb here.


Grandpa at the back.


Hello my dear.


Just in case you are interested, call for reservation

Yeng Keng Cafe 
Yeng Keng Hotel
362, Chulia Street,
10200 Penang.
Tel: 04-263 3177

Later on, we visit to Dolce Dessert. Went to Basil, Le Bistrot but the queue is too long so we ended up here.

Dolce Dessert cakes are pretty normal which I wouldn't pay for second visit either. Hmm..what happen to me huh, seems like every food doesn't fit my liking. :-(

Fruit Paradise Blueberry RM10

The presentation is really appealing but the taste..hmm..pretty normal.


Creme Brûlée

Sadly to say the caramelized sugar top is too thick. Vanilla custard is quite nice though.


Pavlova RM8.80

How come this is so cheap? o.O I had Pavlova at Alexis costs me RM16! I wouldn't mind paying RM16 again to fix my crave in Alexis for another slice of Pavlova but certainly not this although this is much cheaper.


Turn into Kek Chuan Road which is opposite UMNO building from Macalister Road.
Dolce Dessert is located at the blue corner lot.


Call to order cake for your beloved one,
Dolce Dessert Cafe
No. 18, Jalan Kek Chuan, 
10400 Georgetown Penang. 
Tel: 04-226 9118
Business Hour: 
Sunday to Thursday 11am to 10.30pm
Friday & Saturday 11am to 11.30pm 
Closed on Monday

In the midst of rushing two sponsored post today and still need to prepare for tonight's dinner.

Tomorrow itinerary, 

  • wash my car
  • sweep and mop floor
  • watch movie because we have free movie pass
  • have our dinner/lunch at Ichiban Boshi cz we also have RM30 cash
  • complete my Personal Insight Memo for June 
  • prepare slides for Monday cycle meeting!
I don't think I manage to finish so many things in a day! ><

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Wheeler's Coffee at Love Lane for the bicycle lovers!

Stupidity hits me! I was supposed to start drafting the post half an hour ago but I forgot to insert my watermark so deleted all and do it over again! Argh...

Even though is time consuming but I wouldn't want to see some commercial websites using my blog pictures to publish in their website again and yet watermark their own logo! ><

Have you seen that recently there are lots of commercial websites like to publish "10 must visit cafes in Penang", "Top 10 cafes in Penang" and etc, they didn't visit to the cafe but they steal *yes I can say you are a thief because you didn't credit mention the blogger in your recommendation* blogger's picture who took the effort to visit the place, spend money to dine in the cafe, take pictures, filter, edit, upload and spend all their time blogging about the place BUT you, without doing anything, just post our pictures in your website without credit mentioning us in your post. 

I wouldn't mind to see you using our pictures but please credit mention us, for instance "Source from xxx blog". I believed I'm not the only victim, there are lots of bloggers who experienced the same thing but no ones mentioning it. Therefore, commercial website, please value intellectual property on the Internet! We didn't expect much, is just credit mention. Thanks and appreciate that! 


While waiting for my dear playing basketball at Saint's, I drive around to see any new cafe opened nearby. I'm super outdated now. Lol..I used to be the one who have been frequently asked by my friends anywhere to recommend for hang out place but no one is asking me now. Lol! 

Saw this cafe when I drive through Love Lane. The shop name isn't obvious but is just a few shops away from Love & Latte Cafe. 


Wheeler's Coffee just opened a week ago. So lucky to bump into a new cafe to blog and share with you!


They serve Set Lunch as well but is only during weekday. 


By the way, the bicycles are available for rent! 


A very cozy cafe but unfortunately with limited seats. Perhaps they refuse to load the place with so much tables to provide customer better dining experience cz some of the cafes really consume as much space as possible to earn utmost return. :-(


One thing that I realized from cafes in Penang. 

So many of them are serving Mille Crepe. Seriously, are you guys sourcing them from the same supplier? Can we have something special like Pavlova or Earl Grey Creme Brûlée? Everyone is so bored of crepe cake already...:-( 
Any cafe who can serve yummy Pavlova in Penang, rest assured you, your cafe will definitely go viral. Lol..

This is just my humble opinion about the cake menu, nothing to do with Wheeler's Coffee cake. :-)





Second floor has more tables available.


Dart corner. You may consult them for the charges. 


This is an open area for smokers. 


Love all these small details. 


The back section can accommodate for group gatherings. 


I'm blogging in the cafe with my MacBook Air! Ease my job so much with this light and slim lappie!

Affogato is my coffee of the day! Hmm..I still prefer Gala House Cafe Affogato. Review is HERE if you want to know more. 


So happy to be back to Penang. 

Darling and I went to some places to fix my crave for authentic Penang food. Will blog about it when I'm back to KL! 

Till then. Xoxo..

Call for reservation
Wheeler's Coffee
67, Love Lane, 
Chinatown, Georgetown, 
10200 Penang, Malaysia
04-261 3570
Business Hour: 
Sunday to Thursday 9am to 11pm
Friday and Saturday 9am to 12am

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

R E D . Wedding . Bidor

A personal blog post since recently I have posted so many sponsored post or reviews. :-)

Was away the past weekend to attend friend's wedding at Bidor. Is my first time visiting Bidor. A very quiet town but food are not cheap. Haha..

Is my first time being a ji mui and that goes to Yin Leng's wedding. Chinese traditional wedding is so tiring and lengthy just by visiting the two family for tea ceremony. Can my wedding be as simple as possible? Anyway not so soon, so not to worry. Haha..

Wai Kin and I still enjoying the boyfriend-girlfriend relationship. :-)


The theme is to wear red dress so I was looking around for bright red dress but honestly red colour is much harder compare to turquoise or yellow. Perhaps this is not the right season for red. End up I got myself a maroon dress.


Close up of my dress. Lol..with that two holes at the very awkward spot.


Lots of vain pictures. Bare with



The girls are actually dropping the red packets in case you are wondering why their hands are in the air.


Anyway I bought this dress mainly because it is a mullet dress or you named it as asymmetrical dress/fish tail dress. Unfortunately I didn't take the full shot so you can't see how it looks exactly. :-(


Wedding reception time!





Hello! Greeting from us! We have been together for 5 years plus and we never get bored of seeing each other everyday. <3 Thanks dear for your patience and understanding!


Before I end my post, I bought a MacBook Air already! I'm blogging with my new lappie.

So no excuses for me not to update my blog frequently.

Anyway, I will attend Redken Launch at Publika on Thursday!

Friday I'm on leave and will be back to Penang therefore unable to attend the KL Fashion Week 2014 at Pavilion. Anyway I'm more than willing to to be back to hometown! Miss Penang already and all the good food!

I miss my Super Hokkien Mee and Asia Cafe Tomyam! There are so so many Penang cafes open in the past 5 months, never visit to any single one and everything that I know was from your Instagram so I'm an outdated food blogger now. T.T

p/s Recently I wrote two much of business emails and now I realized is so hard to write my blog. Rarely have the time to read other's blog hence is so hard for me to express my feeling, so and so. My are at bottleneck. Guendeline, please read more! Argh...><