Monday, February 27, 2017

Food Review : Loca_KK Foodtruck, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

A week ago, 
a group of foodies gathered in Jalan Nosoob to try out Loca KK sandwiches!
Loca KK is a local food truck business that recently started and business has been blooming for these guys! 
Everything served are made locally as well as the ingredients used for their sandwiches.

Owners of Loca KK Foodtruck : Alexander and Jonathan

All their sandwiches are made fresh on the spot. 
All ingredients are freshly picked and served fresh as well.

As for their bread, they are made fresh everyday. 
They serve Focaccia bread and I love how fragrant the bread smells and taste.
However, you are advised to eat these sandwiches as soon as they're being served.
The bread gets pretty stale once its cold so eat it while its hot!

Here are the sandwiches..
The Sabahan (RM 7.50)

Contains :
Sayur manis, tuhau, sauteed mushrooms, ikan bilis (aka anchovies), cheese and focaccia bread.

 Sayur Manis (aka sweet leaf) is commonly used in a lot of soups or simply pan fried with some eggs and garlic.
Its tasty just as it is.

Tuhau is also known as wild ginger which is something every Sabahan would know and love.
Some people prefer it fermented and some prefer it fried.

The Moo (RM 9.00)

Contains :
Lettuce, BBQ pulled beef, tomatoes, pineapple and focaccia bread.

The pulled beef is marinated and braised for roughly about 4 - 5 hours which makes it really juicy and tender.
Love how its so tasty and rich in flavour.

As for the pineapples, they are using locally grown pineapples to ensure the freshest quality served.
Very sweet and juicy!

The Ultraman (RM 9.00)

Contains :
Lettuce , tomatoes, fried chicken thigh drizzled with salted egg sauce and focaccia bread.

They got the name Ultraman from the cantonese version of Ultraman which is called "Ham Dan Chiu Yan".
Ham Dan means salted egg and Chiu Yan means hero.

Boneless chicken thighs fried to perfection. Not as oily as the regular fried chicken you get everywhere else.
They fry the chicken on the spot once an order has been placed to ensure the freshest quality for the customer.

As for the sauce, I can only describe it as heaven.
Creamy, buttery salted egg sauce with a slight hint of spiciness from the cili padi and the wonderful smell from
the aromatic curry leaves used in the sauce.

 They provide delivery services as well!
For those who are vegetarian, you can opt for The Sabahan without the cheese and ikan bilis. 

L - R : Charlotte, Agnes, Geraldine, Eric, Alex, Jonathan, Me & Dino

Everything on the menu has a different taste to it so do try all of it.
My favourites would be The Sabahan and The Ultraman. 
I have never been a fan of tuhau before this but now I am because of how its fried
and how it goes with the sayur manis. You know you're a Sabahan when you love your tuhau and sayur manis.

As for the Ultraman, I am huge fan of everything salted egg so this is definitely a win for me.
Who doesn't love chicken. I know I do especially when its drizzled with loads of salted egg sauce. Oh so good!

Would like to thank Loca KK for inviting us over for an awesome night of sandwiches!
Would definitely be looking forward to more sandwiches in the future!

Be sure to follow and "Like" them Facebook and Instagram for more details.
For those who are interested and wants to plan for a delivery,
you can contact Jonathan (017 867 7410) and Alexander (011 3154 1531).

Monday, February 20, 2017

Product Review : Estée Lauder (Sephora)

Hey y'all!
Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Chai too everyone!

I'm back with another round of products to review again and ya'll know I love makeup and skincare products!
As you can tell from my title, I'm here to do a review on Estée Lauder  products which I got from Sephora online!
I'm a hbig Sephora fan and to be honest , I have been wanting to try out Estée Lauder products for the longest time. 

One thing I really love about shopping with Sephora is that we get a free sample with every purchase and who doesn't love free samples.
I like how I get to try out different products without buying the full size product but instead a sample size. 

I had a few things I wanted to get but most of them were out of stock. Quite bummed out but I managed to grab other products instead.
Price was pretty reasonable for the products and I really like it when they show the rating for the products.
At least I know what I'm getting and also knowing what others think about the product.

You know what's better than free samples? 
FREE DELIVERY!! Free delivery for purchases above RM 80.00.

So here's what I got for myself..
Estée Lauder Nutritious Vitality8 Pomegranate Glossy Lip Balm (RM 85.00), Estée Lauder Little Black Primer (RM 105.00), 
Estée Lauder Double Wear Infinite Waterproof Eyeliner (RM 105.00) & Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask with Lavender (FOC)

 Alpha-H Liquid Gold Smoothing and Perfecting Mask with Lavender (FOC)

 Got this free sample and can't wait to give this a go real soon!

 Estée Lauder Nutritious Vitality8 Pomegranate Glossy Lip Balm (5 Fl.oz Liq/15ml) (RM 85.00)

Description :
Replenish dry lips with essential moisture and nutrients. Pomegranate Glossy Lip Balm by Estée Lauder instantly softens, smooths and conditions for a feeling of total comfort, while imparting a healthy, soft pink glow to enhance your lips natural colour. Powered by a potent anti-oxidant blend of pomegranate extract, mango and super berries, it will leave your lips feeling healthy and looking more vibrant than ever. 

 I love that it comes with this kind of tip when it comes to lip balm. 
It makes it so much easier to apply on the lips. Not to mention the colour of the packaging. Pretty colour! 
I love red! Unlike other lip balms I have, they're either white or clear tubes.

As for the texture, its a little bit sticky but nothing really bad about it. Love the light pinkish tone and also after trying this out a for a few days, my lips feel so much better. Definitely less chapped and also more hydrated. I love the glow it gives after putting this on. Oh and I also love the smell! 
Smells really nice and fruity! This lip balm is dermatologist-tested and non-acnegenic as well. 

 Estée Lauder Double Wear Infinite Waterproof Eyeliner (POIDS NET WT.01 oz/ 35g) (RM 105.00) (01 KOHL NOIR)

Description : 
Draw the line at crave-worthy colour that lasts all day and night. From precise definition to a sultry smolder, the possibilities are endless with this dual-ended Double Wear Eyeliner thanks to its precise pencil on one end, a soft smudge tip on the other and built-in sharpener.

Last up to 24 hours
Resistant to heat, humidity and perspiration
Dermatologist tested

  I love when a pencil liner that comes with a soft smudge tip at the end and also a built-in sharpener. 
I really love it when a sharpener is provided because most of the time when I use an eyeliner, 
it becomes blunt and I have no choice but to colour it on the back of my hand or a tissue to make the tip sharper. 

Look at how much product is given for this pencil liner. 
Most of the pencil liners I own has way lesser than this and I am happy with how much product I get from this pencil liner. 

 This is how it looks like after swatching it on my hand. Love how it glides on easily and how black the colour is. 
Tried swatching in both thick and thin lines and it went on smoothly. 

Did the smudge test and it did smudge but the good thing is that it can be easily blended and smudged if you're going for a smokey eye look. 
You can use the smudge tip to help with the smudging.

 I also did the waterproof test. 
I put my hand under running water for a few seconds and it didn't smudge or bleed. 
It is waterproof as mentioned in the website. This can be easily removed by a makeup remover. 

Estée Lauder Little Black Primer (POIDS NET WT. 21.oz/6ml) (RM 105.00) 

Description :
Think of this unique three-way primer as the little black dress for lashes. Unlike traditional lash primers that are white, this primer is tinted black, so you can use it on its own or as the perfect base for mascara. The patent-pending formula works alone as a tint to colour so lashes stay silky black throughout the day and even overnight. It amplifies as a primer and boosts volume, lift and length so your mascara looks its best. It can also be used to set by brushing over. No well-dressed lashes should be without it.

Tint : Colours and lifts bare lashes
Amplify : Optimal Mascara Base for volume, lift and length
Set : Brush over mascara for a long wearing topcoat
Water-, smudge- and flake-resistant

I love the curved brush and how the bristles are slightly shorter than the usual mascara brushes. This makes it so much easier to apply on my lower lashes. Its easy to get in between the lashes to make it look more fuller and darker. Also, it has a smell too but its not a bad kind of smell. 
Its not very strong as well. Pretty bearable. 

I tried applying on my lashes on its own and I'm loving how it looks. It takes quite a while for it to dry but its no biggie. My lashes look very natural, more fuller and also love how lightweight it feels on my lashes. I even tried applying it as a base as I love how it make my lashes look a lot more longer. 
It does lift the lashes as mentioned in the description.

I am so glad I got a chance to try out Estée Lauder  products and I have to say I am starting to like it a lot.
Definitely will be back for more stuff!

For those who love Estée Lauder products, you guys can shop here! 
Oh not forgetting, for everyone out there, do share your love for Sephora by tagging @sephoramy & #sephoramy in your social media platforms!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Product Review : The Original Makeup Eraser (Sephora)

Hey y'all!
I finally got my hands on the Makeup Eraser from Sephora a few days ago!
What is it? It's a cloth that claims to remove all makeup especially waterproof makeup.
I was kind of skeptical when I saw the reviews from a few of my favourite Youtubers.
So far I have seen good reviews on Youtube and Sephora.

So here I am with my own review..
 The Original Makeup Eraser (Rm95.00)

When I first saw it in Sephora, I was quite surprised to see how small it was actually.
From the Youtube reviews, it looks a lot bigger but it didn't really matter.

 This part made me even more skeptical every time I read it.

 This is how the packaging looks like when you take it out of the box.
Instructions on the plastic and also a small "Thank You" card with instructions behind it.

 I have friends asking how many times can it be used and from what it says, let's hope it does reaches 1,000 washes.
So, as stated in the instructions, you need to wash it first before using and so I did that.

 Here is my face with Bbia waterproof eyeliner that I got from Hermo which I talked about in my previous post here.
I'm also using waterproof mascara from Maybelline and its my go to mascara every single time I put my makeup on.
Sorry for having no lipstick here because my lips were too dry and chapped and I hated the feeling of the flaky skin on my lips.

The cloth has 2 sides :
One side with a smoother surface which will be used for removing the makeup with warm water.
Its 100% Polyester according to the label but to me, it just feels like an ordinary microfiber towel.

The other side is a slightly fluffier and rougher side which will be used to exfoliate the skin after all the makeup is being removed.

 Here I've prepared some warm water and time to put it to the test!

 According to the instructions, you need to use a circular motion to rub the makeup off which I find it REALLY hard to do especially on the eye area.
Its not the best thing to do to be honest and my eyes felt a bit of a sting around the eyelid because of how much pressure I had to use to get the makeup off. A few of my lashes came off and I'm not happy about that. I already have very little lashes! I cant afford to lose anymore!

 Here is how clean it got on one side of my face while I left the other side of my face with makeup on.
I know you guys must be thinking I used a makeup remover to clean my face to get it this clean but I didn't.
I only used the Makeup Eraser with warm water so yeah, this is my clean face on one side.

 I only used a small section of the cloth to wipe off the makeup and this is what is left on the cloth.
Wasn't as dirty as I thought it would be but definitely did its job on removing my makeup.

 So I continued with cleaning the other side of my face that still had makeup on and this is how the cloth looks now.
It was pretty painful with the circular motion around the eye area again thinking it might work but for larger surfaces like the cheeks and forehead,
it was fine.

 I even used the other side to exfoliate my face after removing everything and here is the final result ...

 All clean and sorry for the ugly photo of myself.
This is why I don't post pictures of myself because I hate showing the world how ugly my face is with all the scars, large pores and pimples everywhere. I'm just shy when it comes to being in front of the camera but thank you guys for still wanting to read my blog after seeing this ugly picture of me!

my face was all clean and I still wasn't sure how clean it was so I grabbed my makeup remover wipes
and decided to wipe my face to see if there were any makeup left.

 I'm using the Biore Makeup Remover wipes which I cannot live without!
This is by far the best makeup remover I have ever used.

This is what's left on my face after using my makeup remover wipes.
VERY VERY little bit of foundation which I wiped off from the hairline areas and also little bits of the cloth that shedded from
the Makeup Eraser but other than that, there were nothing left on my face!

So here's my final thoughts about the Makeup Eraser :

My rating for this product would be 3/5 stars.

- It is reusable which is a big plus there which means you can save money from buying makeup removers all the time 
and also its easy to carry around anywhere.

- It is dryer and dryer sheet friendly which is also a good thing. 
I can just easily chug this cloth into the washing machine and clean it.

- The circular motion thing around my eye area made it really REALLY hard to remove the makeup until I rubbed it off normally 
like how I would do with a makeup remover wipes. (A few of my lashes fell out *sobs* )

- It makes the skin REALLY dry and it stings a lot after using this because of how much pressure that was used to remove everything 
which I was really upset about. (Use a cooling and hydrating face mask after using this cloth and your skin will thank you)

- Still needs cleaning with a makeup remover to clean the face to be sure its clean which is very time consuming.

- Price wise, its not worth it for how this cloth works. 
Its quite pricey for such a small microfiber towel and also not really an easy product to use. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Product Review : Hermo Online Beauty Shop Malaysia

Hey y'all!
I'm sure you guys will be laughing at me when I tell you this.
I might be the last person on this planet to find out about website and I have to say, that place is heaven!
Every brand I could ever want to buy is there! Its all there!

I wanted to search for some brands that weren't available in KK so I decided to give Hermo a try.
Many people told me that this website along with Althea had a lot of Korean brands and they were sold at a very cheap price!
So, I decided to check it out myself and I kid you not, I almost cried. Best discovery for the new year! 

I love how they have a HUGE list of brands to search for and the website was pretty user friendly!
I was so excited I didn't know where to start! Too many to choose from.

Lately I have been stalking  watching my favourite youtubers,
Kim Dao and Sunnydahye doing some vlogs and reviews and they suddenly mentioned about this brand called Bbia.
From what Sunny mentioned, it was a new brand that just got released in Korea and the products are really good and really affordable.
She even mentioned that it is only available online and not out in stores yet so yeah, you know where to find it now!

I wanted to try out liquid liners eventhough I know I would really suck at it but I decided like hey, its the new year!
Let's give it a shot. Who knows I might like it and be pretty good it using a liquid liner in the future. So I bought it!

I opted for the poslaju courier and it arrived at exactly 3 days!
(Good job Poslaju!)

So yeah, this is what the packaging looks like from Hermo!

This is what I got in my parcel!

Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder (2 for Rm38.00), Bbia Last Water Eyeliner in Mahogany (Rm 35.70) 
and 1 Hermo Kit and 1 Hermo Makeup pouch.

I got the Hermo Kit and Hermo Makeup pouc for free. 
I read that for every purchase of 2 items, you will be entitled with free goodies!
Me likey free goodies!

Bbia Last Water Eyeliner in Mahogany (Rm35.70)

When I opened the packaging, my eyes were sparkling. 
The eyeliner was so pretty!

I love how pointy and fine the tip is!
Oh and also, it contains pearls in the eyeliner so make sure to shake at least 5 times before using it. 

Sorry if you guys cant really see the Mahogany colour but the colour is true to what was shown in the website and I was really happy with it. I tried drawing a thin and thick line like how the other beauty bloggers and youtubers would do and I love how it glided on easily AND it dries up pretty fast!

I did a water, smudge and oil test by leaving it on my hand for the entire day with no primer or base and it lasted the entire day. Sorry I did not take any photos because I was rushing off for work. Like seriously from 9.30am to 6pm. It didnt even come off but what was surprising was I removed all the make up from my face and forgotten to remove it from my hand, I used just warm water to wash it off and it just came off like instantly. This product is definitely something I would stock up on.

Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder (Rm38.00 for 2)

So cheap I know!

Cutest packaging and puff ever!
The size of the powder is smaller than my palm and I was curious with how good it was since everyone was talking bout it. 

Tried it out and I like how it keeps my face matte for a while but it doesn't really last the entire day but I'm still pretty happy 
with how much it helps with keeping it matte. 

Hermo Kit and Hermo pouch (FOC)

Inside the Hermo Kit, they gave me a Silky Girl Makeup Remover, Brightening Lace Face Mask and Lanvin Marry Me travel size Perfume. 
I love getting travel size stuff and pouches so I could use them for travelling. I'm not a perfume person but more of a body mist person but this tiny perfume smells really good!

Just so you guys know, this is not a sponsored post. I like doing reviews based on my personal opinions,
feedbacks or whatever you call it but definitely not sponsored. I would love to get sponsored it I have a chance though. *dreams*

For more info on Hermo , click here!
You can also check out my two favourite youtubers,
KimDao and Sunndahye below :

Youtube : kimdao & kimdaovlog
Blog : Kim Dao Blog

Youtube : sunnydahye 
Blog : Sunnydahye