Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Diana Danielle x EMEL by Melinda Looi

I bet everyone is crazy with their raya shopping list. I went to JM tower in Shah Alam to view his collection and goshhhh, too beautiful too describe. No wonder I saw each person carrying multiple paper bags. I guess they cant decide which one they want and end up buying all. Haha.

Okay, back to my purchase of Diana Danielle x EMEL by Melinda Looi. I bought a piece of modern kurung as below. The design is simple, I like it. I bought online from Fashion Valet. So after some times, the parcel arrived at my door step. I was excited like everyone else.

The real color is a bit darker from the online picture. Okay, that is fine with me. The material is stretchable, I'm not sure what is the exact name for the material but it easily ruined when it touches the sequin on the wrist part and yes, some already did. I can see the mark there. Then, I realized for the belt, they didnt sewn it nicely. Some of the beads felt off the grip. Hmm. You know, it will drag another and another rite.. Really disappointed. Later on, I decided to remove all the beads from that belt and sewn it directly on the shoulder and wrist part. The finishing also not nice, more like making it in a rush. For RM350 is it worth it? Should I stop complaining? I think this will be my last purchase from this designer. 

Next year, I'll surely be hunting for Jovian's. :)

I added few more type of beads to enhance (ecehhh) the color. :p

Selamat Hari Raya!!


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Best Brands of Hijab

 So far, below are my favourite brands of hijab. Love their materials and easy to shaped. Not much actually since I'm afraid to try out other brands. Some look nicer in picture but the reality is very disappointing. So yeah, I'll stick to below list for now. 

I love ShawlbyVsnow Shimmer series. The shimmer is not too much and the material is soft and not transparent. If I'm not mistaken the colors are limited. *sobs*
*major love*

This is VS Essential scarf. I have few colors from this series. The material is chiffon, not transparent and what I like the most is, easy to shape. The size is also just nice for me, not too small and not too wide. 
*major love*

Love how it easily shaped. :)

Marshmallowscarf is another brand that provide the best satin scarf so far for me. Their material are varies. Some are hard, soft, very soft, shiny, not so shiny etc. I have few colors too with this brand. All of them from different material and not transparent. They have 2 type of scarfs ; shawl and half moon. So far, I only bought the half moon type. 

Below is the one from a very soft material that I like the most. Really love the drapes effect when I'm wearing this hijab. 
*major love*

And this is the hard material I said earlier. The drapes is a bit stiff compare to the above material. In term of easily to shape or not I think sometimes it is easy and sometimes it is hard. But the stitches is what I think they need to improve a bit. Not as smooth as ShawlbyVsnow.

Love the detailing of their scarf. The stitches is very smooth and they are using a high quality fabric for example a non-washable/dryclean satin silk, crepe silk and chiffon. No worries, they do provide the washable satin and chiffon range. With beads and without beads. 

Below is the one made from chiffon. I love the beads. Simple and nice.
*major love*

The other important thing is inner. My favourite brand since I started wearing hijab is El-Zahraa. Then followed by Al-Humaira Contemporary when they launched their Tiffany inner. Both are nice in term of material, comfort and coverage. 

Tiffany Inner
*major love*

Laqia Inner
*major love*


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Baked Macaroni

I was at my hometown and suddenly mengidam nak makan baked macaroni. Laju je tangan google resepi and found one yang menarik hati. Memula ingatkan susah nak buat, but bila baca the instructions xde lah susah sangat. Just follow je, InsyaAllah menjadi and ada rupa baked macaroni. Hihi. 

Btw, banyak jugak resepi-resepi menarik kat blog akak ni. 
Kalau nak tgk try la click this link : http://dayangjack.blogspot.com/

Resepi : DayangJack@DapurKu SaYang

Bahan-bahan : untuk 4-5 orang makan
2 cawan makaroni  + 1 cawan pasta spirals (direbus ala dente* dan toskan)
150 g minced beef/chicken
2 ulas bawang putih (dicincang)
1 labu bawang besar (dihiris dadu kecil)
1 tin kecil puri tomato atau 1 botol kecil sos spagetti
sedikit sos cili
sedikit sos tomato
sedikit garam
1 sudu besar mentega
Sos Putih :
2 cawan susu segar
1 sudu besar mentega
sedikit lada sulah
2 sudu besar tepung gandum (dibancuh dengan sedikit air)
1 slice cheesedale atau 30 g krim keju
sedikit garam dan gula
lain-lain : keju parut dan oregano

Cara-cara :
Cairkan mentega di dalam kuali dan tumis bawang besar dan bawang putih hingga naik bau. 

Kemudian masukkan daging/ayam cincang dan kacau hingga airnya kering. 

Barulah dimasukkan puri tomato atau sos spagetti. Gaulkan sebati. Kemudian masukkan sos cili, sos tomato, garam dan gula secukup rasa. Setelah kuahnya pekat. Tutupkan api.

Satukan kuahnya dengan pasta tadi dan gaulkan hingga rata. Boleh juga letak mushroom jika suka.

Sementara itu, untuk sos putih : Cairkan mentega di dalam kuali leper/periuk. Kemudian masukkan cheesedale atau krim keju. Kacau hingga cair. Barulah dituangkan susu segar. Masak hingga susu mendidih. Masukkan lada sulah, sedikit garam dan gula. 

Akhir sekali masukkan bancuhan tepung dan kacau lagi hingga pekat. Tutupkan api.

Sediakan bekas tahan panas atau loyang aluminium. Sapukan dengan mentega. Masukkan pasta tadi di dalamnya dan ratakan dengan sos putih.

Taburkan keju parut dan oregano.

Bakarlah selama 35-40 atau hingga keperangan dengan suhu 160C.

* al dente : cooked enuf to be firm but not so soft / tak keras dan tak lembut sgt
**cara merebus pasta : didihkan air bersama sedikit garam dan kemudian barulah dimasukkan pasta. masa memasak lbh kurang 7-9 minit ikut instruction pd bungkusannya. 

Cuba la. Serious sedap! :)


Friday, June 20, 2014

Short Trip to Cameron Highlands

Its been a while since my last post. Plus not much of a plan lately or should I say this year. No vacation, by vacation tu maksud I no beach trip! Hehe. Ramadhan is just around the corner and there is no room for me to squeeze in for a short break. Can this be consider as a short break? Hihi. 9am-6pm kinda trip!

It was an unplanned activity, we were on our way back to hometown and we were feeling hungry and decided to stop for a breakfast at Gua Musang. Then my cousin came out with this "brilliant" idea of going to Cameron Highlands since it just an hour drive from Gua Musang. So after breakfast we headed to up the hill. 

Actually this is my 3rd time here and nothing much I want to explore. But my cousin insisted on going to the tea plantation etc etc. She said she never been to those places yet so that day I suddenly became a tourist guide for her. Since it just a short day trip we only able to cover few places such as BOH Tea Plantation, Bharat Tea and the market. Oh, the weather up there kinda hot!  

Tea anyone? 
I like their butter cake very much but the lemon butter cake on the right kinda disappointing. 

Hihi! Nice? Wait until you see my full OOTD!

Sweat shirt with big size t-shirt inside, pants (seluar tido) and selipar jepun. Yes, it is the going-to-bed kinda outfit! The original plan was sampai je kat rumah terus tido. 

Lucky for her, she has a denim jacket inside her car. For this kind of emergency use I guess?


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Bourjois Malaysia @Sunway Pyramid

Good news for all Bourjois lover! Go check 'em out at Sunway Pyramid now girls. :)

Promo price ends 15 June!

I just happened to knw bought this good news today from TheBlancBeauty instagram post. A day after I received my parcel from Nabilah. That time Bourjois were on sale in Netherlands. So Nabilah held a pre-order for few brands such as Bourjois, Catrice etc. Only 3 items below of my list still in stock. Hey, follow her for more updates on pre-order and yes, freaking cheap!

I love them all especially Bourjois. Guess what, that day itself I tried them out on my face. Both of the cream blush (04) and foundation stayed on for more than 6 hours. But the foundation is a lightweight texture, not enough to cover my dark scars. Anyhow it still work fine to provide an even tone for my face. 

I'm using No 53 Happy Light Foundation. Match my skin well! Thank you Kak Fatima & Nabilah for the advice. Oh yeah, Catrice Eyebrow Filler is so-so for me. I mean it still not enough to make my brow look thicker or in shape. But if you are in hurry, this will be a good companion. 

Below screenshot taken from TheBlancBeauty instagram. BTW, if you are interested on buying makeup which brands are not available in Malaysia do contact TheBlancBeauty. Love their service, easy to deal and less worry because your stuff will arrive in a good shape. 

Now I feel like going to Sunway Pyramid and get my hands on them asap! ;)


Monday, May 12, 2014

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 3 Eyeshadow

The story behind this purchase was so "tragic". My friend and I made a date to Jalan TAR to shop some stuffs. Shes getting engage this coming June so you know Jalan TAR is one of the must visit for engagement/wedding stuffs rite. Done with our thing at Jalan TAR, we decided to head home, plus the weather is bout to pour heavy rain that day. Very gloomy and dark for 4:30pm! We able to get inside the car when the rain finally poured down. So here came the challenging part! Haha.

Seriously it was a heavy rainfall and very windy plus the thunder and lightning. I was so scared to drive. I barely see the car around me. That time we were thinking bout the shortest way to get home and of course wanted to avoid the evening traffic or else we will stuck in traffic for hours. I was driving very slow while avoiding some the tree's branches on the road. Then I came to this one junction near Renaissance KL heading to KLCC. To go to KLCC (shortest way to go home) I need to turn left, so I took left and guess what.. Since I cant really see due to the weather, I almost driving through the high rise water at that corner. Suddenly I stopped my car and reversed! Luckily no car behind me. I reversed until the entrance of Renaissance! Only few meters but still it was a dangerous act. Plus I dont want more car queueing behind me and of course before they force me to go through by honking me. LOL! Oh, I saw a Toyota Camry (if I'm not mistaken) went through that road. That car passed! But I can see the water almost covering that car's tyre. My car is not Camry and yet far smaller than Camry so I guess I wont be able to make it.

Then we reach another junction in front of KLCC and I told my friend can we go to KLCC and wait until the rain stop before we continue our way home. She said Okay! After prayer we actually wanted to go for sight-seeing inside the Suria KLCC. I havent been to KLCC for almost or more than 4 years! But our mission failed at the moment we saw Sephora! Haha. We stuck there for hours! I guess around 3.5 hours? So I took this opportunity to check out Marc Jacob cosmetics. Hmm. I fell in love with Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No. 3 Eyeshadow. I bought one - "108 The Glam". I love the packaging! Plus the mirror kinda big and wide too. Who doesnt like that rite? :)

This is "The Glam". Most of my eyeshadows are brown, gold and cream. Natural colors. I dunno why I keep buying the same colors. Oh yeah, the sales person advised me to buy N@ked 1. She said it has more colors and more pigmented than Marc Jacobs. Hmm. Yeah, I like N@ked 1 but not this time I guess. I'm so itchy to get my hands on Marc Jacobs. Haha. :p

Below is 104 The Punk

106 The Rebel - the middle color is so nice!

102 The Ingenue

112 The Mod

110 The Shoe Gazer

So, which one you like the most? :)