Product Review : NARUKO NRK Cat Eyes Mask Set

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When I have eye bags, panda eyes (dark eye circle) due to lack of sleep or often sleep late, I know its time to do something with my eyes. Other than paying attention to our face most of the time… sometimes we may have neglected our eyes. Alright…its never too late do work on it.

When age comes into consideration, fine lines and anti-aging does matters.

Naruko Eye Mask

Very cute packaging.

Naruko Vitamin K Up-All-Night Eye Mask improves dark circles and eye circulation while providing long-lasting moisture.  The fragile capillaries surrounding the eye area often allow blood to leak into the skin, which causes under-eye circles. The use of Vitamin K puts an end to this seepage by controlling blood clotting. Plus it helps to lighten melanin that makes circles appear more prominent.

2013-05-08 23.57.32Thin and cotton like sheet mask for both eyes. The eye sheet mask is soaking wet with transparent essence. Its not sticky. While the extra essence which left in the sachet…I use it to apply over my elbows and knees. No wastage. 😉

2013-07-019Kindly read the instruction at the back of the sachet. It will be so uncool if you place the eye mask on the wrong direction. LOL! Because the mask was so wet….it kinda slip down slightly below my eyes.

Directions: After cleansing, apply eye mask with the pointy side placed near the inner corner of the eyes. Smooth evenly and wait for 15-20 minutes. Remove mask and continue with usual skincare routine.

Benefits:

  • Whitens
  • Brightens
  • Increases Circulation
  • Moisturizes

Verdict : No irritation. No strong fragrance smell. Which is a good thing. Cos I really hate mask with strong fragrance smell. However other than feeling hydrated and moisturized, it doesn’t show much improvement on my dark eye circle during first usage. (Maybe my dark eye circle was quite bad T_T).

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Purrrr….really cute packaging too.

Naruko Peptide Purrty Kitty-Eye Lifting Eye Mask fortifies the elasticity and firmness of the eye area while helping to diminish fine lines. This eye mask was formulated to naturally plump out existing wrinkles and prevent new ones with the use of peptides. Peptides have the ability to stimulate collagen production, thus creating a firmer and more rejuvenated appearance.

2013-07-08 22.31.24Naruko Peptide Purrty Kitty-Eye Lifting Eye Mask comes with ear loop. Its much secure and firm having ear loop. Just like a hanger. And now…do I look like a catwoman? hehe…. Erm..pls. don’t tell me you sees Ninja Turtle in me. tsk….

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Directions: After cleansing, secure ear loop of eye mask behind ears. Then smooth mask evenly around eyes and wait for 15-20 minutes. Remove mask and continue with usual skincare routine.

Benefits:

  • Anti-Wrinkle
  • Increases Elastin
  • Firms
  • Rejuvenates

Verdict : No irritation. No strong fragrance smell too. Which is a good thing. I somehow felt Naruko Peptide Purrty Kitty-Eye Lifting Eye Mask works on me. Leaving me with firmer and brighter eye. Because of its design… it not just nourishes my under eye but also my upper eye as well.

My advise: Please use it regularly in order to maintain the good skin. Same goes to everything..If you find it workable and suits you, its better to use them consistently to see a better effect.

Naruko Cat Eyes Mask Set consists of (1x) Naruko Peptide Purrty Kitty-Eye Lifting Eye Mask and (1x) Naruko Vitamin K Up-All-Night Eye Mask are now priced at RM6.50 (limited time offer)

**Reviews are based on individual thoughts and observation**

Good news for YOU readers. For every purchase above RM50 from NattaCosme, you may enjoy rebate of RM5. Simply key in MEL55 on the ‘use coupon code’ for the instant rebate.

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Lets try some Fuzhou Cuisine @Koufu Trendy Chinese Cuisine, Subang Jaya

In Malaysia; Fuzhou dialect is widely spoken, especially in Sibu, Miri, Sarikei, Bintulu, Yong Peng, Sitiawan and Ayer Tawar. How do I expose to Fuzhou dialect?  My husband is a Sarikeian cum Fuzhounese. Can I speak in their dialect? Well…I tried learning…by hearing their conversation. I can speak a little..perhaps those simple ones lar… I can understand a little…but don’t speak too fast okay :-p Alex’s friends commented that Fuzhou language is like an alien speaking language. LOL!!

Other than speaking, of course their food is different too. I do like their food actually. No complains. However its quite difficult for us to find Fuzhou cuisine here in KL when there aren’t much Fuzhounese. Unless I cook at home. But sometimes, we can’t get the exact ingredients here. For instance, ‘red rice wine’. Fuzhou Red Rice Wine Mee Suah is my favorite and comfort dish!

I was quite excited to know about this new place, near to where we are staying…..serving authentic Fuzhou cuisine. Not from Sarawak, but Setiawan.

Photo by Koufu Trendy Chinese Cuisine

Newly opened on July 14 2013. Its located opposite to One City Mall. One City Mall is yet to open…only some shops opposite the mall are occupied now. Never expect a quite area here draws a number of customers too.

Part of the menu.

Types of noodles served here.

We started our meal with Kompiah as appetizer. Thin and crispy dough topped with sesame and filled with minced pork. It was served hot. Therefore it was quite good. You can eat it on its own or by dipping in the Kampung Koh Chili Sauce. Yea…Kampung Koh Chili Sauce is also a production of Setiawan.

You can browse here to see how kompiah is prepared → Kompiang and Mou Mou from Sitiawan, Perak

Here comes the signature dish and also my comfort dish.

Koufu Red Wine Noodle – RM10.90

Using mee suah as the noodle. The mee suah is very thin and smooth. Tasty red rice wine soup with pieces of chicken and 1/2 no. of hard boiled egg. The Fuzhounese would usually serve this during celebrations like birthday and Chinese New Year. Anyway….MIL’s mee suah is still the best. hehe….

Currently they are having a Grand Opening Promo. Buy 1 Free 1 Koufu Red Wine Noodle till 31st of July 2013….which is a good deal!

Fried Meat Dried Noodle – RM7.90.

For this konlou noodle (mee kicap), the noodle tasted fresh while the texture is chewy too. Topped with slices of fried pork, fried shallots and spring onions. I like the fried meat. It was tasty and juicy. However I felt that the noodle portion is abit small. hehe….

We ended our meal with this bowl of icy cold,

Koufu Tang Shui – RM4.90 (Small). Though we ordered the small one but the portion can shared among 2 person also. Unless you are very thirsty, then cannot lar…LOL! Contains 10 ingredients in this bowl of dessert. It was refreshing and not overly sweet. The taste sort of reminds me of ‘Lin Chee Kang’.

1000042_478914292190020_1067468957_nSo, if you miss Fuzhou cuisine too… do drop by Koufu Trendy Chinese Cuisine to give it a try. Overall I’m quite satisfied with the taste of the food I had there.

Remark: This restaurant has closed down. Thank you.

Product Review : Kracie FUWARINKA Soft Candy Fruity Rose

Kracie is a sub-brand to Kanebo, operates in the fields of toiletries & cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and foods, all of which are closely related to the everyday lives of our customers.

Earlier I got the chance to sample this unique candy, Kracie FUWARINKA Soft Candy Fruity Rose – product of Japan. All thanks to Natta Cosme.

I tell you…when comes to creativity, really can’t compete with the Japanese.

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Product Description

“Kracie FUWARINKA Soft Candy Fruity Rose 32g” is tasty candy for post-meal etiquette. Delicate taste with fruits.

 

At Natta Cosme, its selling for RM9.90/pack.

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This candy is described as ‘beauty candy’ because it contains ingredients that are beneficial for your skin.

60b9db8e-a3cc-4724-9030-54ef48c8f80dNutritional Information for a pack of 32g candy.

2013-05-27 18.49.08Package contains 12 pieces in an internal zipper storage pack. The texture; soft chewable candies with crisp shell. Fruity taste with hint of rose scent. Kinda similar to our mentos candy 😉

This candy eventually can even change your body odor, improving the natural fragrances of your body. *surprising huh* Hhhmm….I ate a piece on day 1 and 2..I asked Alex, do I have any rosey smell? He answered NO. @_@

2013-05-27 18.43.47Go get yourself a pack and experience it yourself. Any skin improvement on me? Hhmmm….don’t really see much difference though. But I’ll treat this as a snack. I do enjoy nibbling chewy stuff. Its quite addictive. 😉

Breakfast @Restoran Melido 美丽都茶餐室, Seremban

I must admit that these days I hardly drive down town to explore food in Seremban. When working in Seremban, I usually bring my own lunch from home. Therefore I also don’t need to go out for lunch. On weekends…I often eat somewhere nearby or eat at home when mummy cooks. Why ar? Sometimes I also lazy to go out lar….Seremban is quite heavy traffic on weekends. But of course still can’t compare to KL. LOL! Its very different when you drive to Seremban town during the day and night. The town is like kinda deserted after 9pm.

All thanks to Ivy, of My Story for refreshing my memory about this place. I was reading her blog last week and noticed she wrote about what she had here at Restoran Melido 美丽都茶餐室, Seremban. I recalled this place! But forgotten what I had here before. LOL! *paiseh*

I got tempted to try the yong tau foo that she mentioned RM0.50/piece. Therefore I decided to come here for breakfast, last Saturday.

photo by mygourmetlist.blogspot.com

An old shop located near Pasar Besar Seremban. And if you are Serembanians…I’m sure you know where is the ‘old yellow bus stop’. This is where its located.

Very classic! Proud to see the younger generations (their children) helping their parent’s business.

Yong Tau Foo for RM0.50/piece. Really worth eating! Working non-stop on stuffing and frying them. Too bad the stuffed bittergourd was not available that day.

The fish cake was firm but not hard and nice. No strong fishy taste too. I also like the meatballs (mixture of pork+fish paste). Bouncy and tasty!

Mom had Mee Kicap with 3 pcs. of Yong Tau Foo for RM3.50.

Although the yong tau foo are priced RM0.50/piece…but the fish paste stuffing wasn’t stingy. Look at the stuffed beancurd.

I tried the Hakka Mee – RM3.80 from one of the stall there. It was alright. But agreed with what Ivy said, Tow Kee Hakka Mee is still my favorite pick.

I also ‘dapao’ a pack of Char Siew Rice (BBQ Pork Rice) – RM4.50 for my brother…

and also a pack of Siew Yuk Rice (Roast Pork Rice) – RM4.50 for my late lunch. Hehe….. The chili sauce wasn’t that good. But the rice was fragrantful and the meat were tasty and juicy!

Verdict : Food were served pretty quick. Although it may not be an air conditioned room…but who cares..as long as the food is good and affordable. Bring additional pack of tissue lo… :-p

Restoran Melido
1, Jalan Utam Singh,
70000 Seremban,
Negeri Sembilan 

Dinner @Korean BBQ San Nae Deul, Setiawalk Puchong

Bulgogi, Dak-Galbi, Samgyetang, Kimchi jigae, Bibimbap, Ramyeon, Gimbap, Pajeon, Ddeokbokki are the common dishes in Korean Cuisine. Which is your favorite one? My all time favorite is kimchi jigae! But this round I’m sacrificing kimchi jigae for something else. Worth the sacrifice??

Varieties of food offered at Setiawalk, Puchong. I decided to try the Korean cuisine here. The only Korean cuisine at the moment. – Korean BBQ San Nae Deul. If I’m not mistaken, they have several outlets in KL.

The interior. Cosy environment. The restaurant do provide private rooms. Maybe required reservation….on safer side lo…

Our sitting place.

Complimentary plain water for diners.

Grilled meat is something you must not miss when you dine in a Korean restaurant. So, we ordered Grilled Spicy Pork in Korean Spicy Sauce – RM35.

Another thing I like about Korean cuisine is the Banchan(side dishes)!! Look at the varieties of banchan here! *LIKE*

Hassle free. Just leave the grilling work to the staff. BTW….do you know why they put a piece of mushroom on that grilling pan ar?

meat was cut into smaller pieces for easy consumption.

Okay…now the meat are ready to makan. Although it stated ‘spicy’…but not spicy pun.

condiments for the grilled meat.

Fresh and green lettuce to eat together with the grilled meat.

This is how you eat them. A piece of lettuce, place rice over the lettuce, a piece of meat and some sauce made of fermented bean paste. The wrap it. It was quite yummy!

Dolsot Bibimbab (Mixed Rice with various vegetable in the stone pot)RM25 wasn’t satisfying. Lack of red pepper paste.

Samgyetang (Boiled chicken with ginseng)RM35

I sacrificed my kimchi jigae for this Samgyetang!! Unfortunately this samgyetang was very disappointed. Hardly taste any ginseng and the soup was quite bland. Moreover its incomparable to the samgyetang I had in Korea. I miss the one I had in Korea….huhuhu….

Overall; only satisfied with the Grilled Spicy Pork in Korean Spicy Sauce and banchan. Dolsot Bibimbab and Samgyetang are below average.

**Only Cash Term**

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Korean BBQ San Nae Deul
D-01-G, Ground Floor, Block D, SetiaWalk, Persiaran Wawasan,
Pusat Bandar Puchong,
47160 Puchong Selangor.

MIVVA Box June 2013 – Colourific

Its already month of July….so fast. But now only I’m reviewing about MIVVA Box June 2013. Blame it on the lazy bug lor….hehe….

This is my first purchase of beauty box from MIVVA. Most of the time I read positive reviews about their beauty box. When I received a newsletter from MIVVA on the sneak peek of this particular month’s content, I got tempted and I told myself I must get it! I knew its gonna be more make up products than skincare products.

When I received the parcel, I was excited to check out the content.

Contained 4 items in a box.

June Box’s Theme : Colourific. Something to do with colors.

A product description card to give us some information about each product.

Skin 79 Mini Rose Lip Gloss (Full Size) – RM16.90

Shower the world with sweet and shiny smiles with the elegant mini rose lip gloss, colored in rose pink, a cute and portable companion of dry and chapped lips. It moisturizes and makes your lips shinning and revitalize. The lip gloss also comes with a key chain and mirror, making it easier for application and attachable to mobile phones and bags.

I like the mini black rose packaging. Looking chic and cute! Initially I got scared when I saw the color shade is so red. I’ve never use such red tone for my lip before. Surprisingly the outcome is not as bad as I thought. The color look natural on my lip. And it has a glossy finishes.

Liese Bubble Hair Color (Full Size) – RM38

Coloring with bubbles never be that easy! It contains plenty of foam to cover your hair completely and there is no need to worry about the drips. Each strand of hair is covered fully and evenly. It also contains honey and hydrolyzed silk as moisturizing and protecting ingredient which make your hair smooth and shiny!

I like the color I received here; ‘Raspberry Brown – Brown with charming pink tone like raspberry’. I’ve used this brand’s hair color before. I find it quite easy for a home hair dye kit. You can dye your own hair just like shampoo-ing it.

Beautymate Black Pearl & Calendula Officinalis Whitening Nano Mask

RM49.90 for 7pcs.

So, 1 piece is equivalent to RM7.10.

Tahitian Pearl, also known as the “Pearl of Queens”, contains various minerals to effectively improve your skin’s appearance and leave you feeling younger and refreshed. The combination of natural ingredients, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract and Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, provide proper nourishment to the skin texture and regulate the skin condition, while maintaining skin elasticity. Mild Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract contains various nutrients that can help calm, soften and soothe the skin. Hydrolyzed Pearl can penetrate deep into your skin to repair damaged skin and lighten pigmentation. Vitamin C and Niacinamide can enhance skin color and lend you an eternal radiance.
 
Effects:  Moisturizing and Whitening
Enuca Essential Quad (Full Size) – RM88
Available in 3 colour variants: Amethyst, Sunset and Smoky. Mine is ‘Amethyst’!
Eye Essential Quad promises unlimited artistry in one versatile compact. A combination of natural extracts nourishes the delicate eye area even as it locks in and enhances colour.
This eye shadow palette has to be my favorite among the rest! I’m quite happy with the color shade I got here. Easy application. Non cakey and the color stays on for long hours. Lets do a face make up with the above lip gloss and eye shadow. 😉
Skin 79 Mini Rose Lip Gloss looking quite natural isn’t it?
Amethyst shade eye shadow by Enuca Essential Quad. I combined all the colors 😉
Ta Daah….the outcome…suitable for day and night outing!
Subscribe to MIVVA Beauty Box.
1 month subscription – RM38
3 months subscription+ 190 Points – RM114
6 months subscription+ 570 points – RM228
Website : www.mivva.com
Verdict : I am very satisfied with this month’s box. Out of 4 items…3 of them are in full size. And they are something useful to me. Unfortunately, in future they will be charging RM10 for delivery. Unless you go for 3 months subscription for the free delivery.