Tuesday, February 23, 2010

am heading back to terengganu tonight. heaven knows hariz already has a loooooonnnnggg list of food he wants to eat (that i simply cannot cook). i'm not even sure i want to learn them all, because most of them involves pulut, which, for me means:

pulut = starchy = heavy meal = fat arse

but i do love them! boleh je nak mengadap nasik dagang pagi petang siang malam. which explains the hesitation to learn them, sebab nanti sendiri yang makan, sendiri yang gemuk. pastu sendiri susah hati.

sapa nak tanggung? laki aku jugak.

sotong / udang celup tepung, bereh! buleh nak buat.

tapi nak tiru angin sepoi2 bahasa kat tepi laut tu? tak boleeeehhhhh..

ambience tu penting ok (selamat aku tak payah mengadap minyak meletup2 hahaha)

kesimpulan: food craving needs fixing? balik lah kampung.

Friday, February 19, 2010

clinique's turnaround instant facial

there's something bursting to be said from me, n its been in my mind for a few days. but its too personal, too personal.

never mind.

after more than three weeks of use, let me tell u a product that i'm sure i'm not gonna buy anymore:

pic googled

the texture of this masque cum scrub is indeed nice, very fine grains which doesnt tug at your skin. it has this distant mint smell, but i'm not opposed to perfumed products per say. it does feel nice while it sits on my face, but a little messy when i had to pat on some water to exfoliate after 5 minutes of mask. i never minded the messiness though, i think i had something similar like this a few years back, TBS bluecorn husk mask&scrub.

while it doesnt make me break out or anything, it doesnt do anything either. i mean, you know, nothing to shout about. i know, i know, if u can see the difference in two applications on your face, there IS something VERY strong in that face product n it shouldnt be good for you, but this, i'm not feeling it, u know what i mean?

n to pay RM190 for a tube of 75ml mask just doesnt make sense! i dont know what was i thinking at that time, i guess my curiousity got the better of me :D

now. there's another Clinique's Total Turnaround product that i won't mind spending on. but thats on another post lah.

am making lunch and some spaghetti sauce to bring over my BIL's house. we'll be bunking at their place tonight! later :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

what's cooking good looking?

since my last post about body scrubs, i successfully made scrub that will last me a few times of usage. n since its homemade and all, i dont feel icky putting it into the fridge with other foodstuff. win-win! yeay!

i did the 'olive you,honey! scrub', minus honey (since my stock tinggal a few tbsp utk health consumption) oh boy did it smell heavenly! from what i read that scrub can also be used as scalp exfoliant, and also face scrub! double yeay!

please pardon the fuzziness, namanya dok dalam peti sejuk hehehe

the only thing is, if u cant stand oiliness i dont think this is for you. or if you have any issues with cinnamon (i read somewhere some people couldnt stand the stinging sensation cinnamon might give, especially on luka or jerawat) please avoid this as well. but i'm ok with it so i'm good. my only gripe is that it made my skin sooo bloody smooth the wax strips don't want to stick on my legs for my waxing session hahahaha

but i tell u, after quite a long shower, my skin is soooo smooth i couldnt stop touching myself! put on Daisy body butter on top, a touch of lip stain on your lips n cheeks and you're ready for a beautiful day!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

am supposed to pack our stuff today but i was lying down with some tissue stuck in my nostrils to keep 'em from running away. dunno if my head can stay on top of my body by the end of the journey. so i told abah we might not be able to make it home this weekend.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

when normal routine just don't cut it.

yes. i'm very obsessed these days. to the point of going beserk if i couldnt figure out how.

How to get that smooth, scale-free skin.

now i'm still hunting, for a good body scrub that doesnt dry your skin. ones that i tried were either too drying or has not as much of the grainy bits as i like. a loofah or sponge just dont cut it. not enough ok. but no, i don't have OCD, or else i (and the whole house) will be sqeeeeaky clean.

cakap pasal tonyoh2 ni, semalam punya la beriya tonyoh kaki dgn pumice block, sental punya sental, tersental ibu jari (tangan) sendiri.

hambik ko. pastu melolong bila jari tu terkena sambal ayam penyet.

padan muka.

this, on one hand sound sooo yummeh, but on the other hand, its ridiculously expensive.pic from Soap 'n Sorbet

from the looks of it, it can be emulated. you can choose either you want a salt scrub or a sugar scrub and start from there. a few homemade scrub recipe that caught my eye:

Honey Almond Scrub

  • 2 Tbsp almond
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp honey

Applelicious Scrub Recipe

1 apple, pureed
2 tbs. dark brown sugar
1 tbs Olive oil

"Olive you, honey!" body scrub (from bellasugar.com)

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. cinnamon

sounds delish, aint it? some of you artsy people might even make them as a DIY gift! oh wow! seronok nya kalau dapat! (bukannya nak buat sendiri. heh)

while i'm at it, the domestic guru, Martha Stewart has a page for this, and here's another link for DIY body scrub basics at myinspirationlounge.squarespace.com.

macam masak-masak lah. happy trying!

Friday, February 5, 2010

ok. there goes the make up phase. thats because,

now i'm into skincare phase. hahahaha.. my vainpotness is gonna be there forever so this is something ur gonna see forever as well.

maybe it has something to do with having the big THREE OH in a couple of years maka i'm freaking out.

hell, yes.

not to mention skin issues that i never had to face.


so when i went to the beauty counter, punya la panjang SA tu gebang, prung prang prung prang last last hambik ko, berderet2 produk dia kata aku kena pakai.

thats only the basics.

two different masks for different concerns, cleanser, toner, essence and mosturizer.

see? B.A.S.I.C.

tapi poket kering jugak. lets see if i can maintain the routine and see any difference in my facial appearance.

Monday, February 1, 2010

a shoutout

just because i wear baju kurung doesn't mean i can't understand an english phrase.

honestly, "krim manis(whipped cream)"???!!!

how thick do you think i am?

obviously as thick as the 'krim manis'.