Sunday, August 24, 2014

Malaysia Online Craft Shop - Craftmate Store

 I came across to this online craft shop that sell interestingggg products. That time I was looking for a burlap. Then google brought me to this shop. Its name is Craftmate Store. I'm not sure if they have a physical store or not. Doesn't really matter to me since I like the online version more! Haha. They have variety of products and some are imported from oversea. If you love making scrapbook, DIY anything that cross your mind then this is the place for you. Seriously, I want almost everything here but haippp.. need to focus on the things that I really really need.

You know one thing bout shopping online yang I dont like is I cant ask what I want to know more bout the products. Especially those store yang didnt provide any helpful assistance or I need to email them and wait for few days to get a reply. But at Craftmate Store, they provide a chat window for me to ask whatever I want to know bout the products they are selling. At first I didnt put a high hope for them to reply asap. The chat window status was offline because its already out of business hour (4/5am that time) but still can leave a message to them. Guess what, later I woke up and saw an email from them. I was like okay, this is awesome. Very fast and helpful kind of service! Love it. 

So things that I bought from this store are of course the burlap, canvas fringe and canvas hemp rope. 

Burlap - RM14.90
Size : 12"x12"

Canvas Fringe
RM7.90 for 1 yard

Canvas Hemp Rope/Twine
RM19.90 for 45ft

Dont forget to check out Craftmate Store!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Raya Outfits!

Remember my purchase of Diana Danielle x EMEL? I wore it on the first day of raya and to match with that outfit I bought a chiffon shawl from FleurMalaysia. Love the beads sewn on this shawl. 

Some of the makeup for that day. Natural look for eyes using N*ked Basics for base followed with Marc Jacob eyeshadow No.3 and mix it my favourite Gino McCray eyeshadow. Bourjois Happy Light foundation No.53 (not in picture), I mixed it with my MAC Studio Fix foundation No.42. Love the result! For blusher, I used Chanel Cream Blush No.63 (Revelation), to brighten up my face. You will never go wrong with this blusher, the texture is not too powdery and just nice even for few times of applications. For lipstick I used MAC No.A73 (All Fired Up). Love the matte finishing on my lips. And lastly, I used MAC Mineralized Skin Finish to gives some glow effects for the eyes corner and to highlight my nose and forehead. :)

I've no idea what to wear for open house so I decided to choose the Black Abaya and pair it with chiffon shawl from FleurMalaysia. Hihi. :) 

Hope you have a wonderful raya and open house too!


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 :

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! ;)