October 9, 2013

Recipe: Healthy 1-Minute Banana Mug Cake

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day...at least it is for me.. I can't function properly if i didn't get my oatmeal or even a slice of peanut butter sandwich for breakfast.. 

But today i thought i want to experiment a little bit with what i have in my kitchen. Have you ever heard about mug cake? I have heard so much about healthy mug cakes from Susanna Backman or she goes under the name @tastyhealth on Instagram. I've been following her for awhile now but i haven't try any of her recipe yet. Even today recipe is not hers, but she inspired me to create this recipe..haha

Without further ado, i'm gonna start with ingredients.....


1 ripe banana
2 Tbsp wholewheat flour
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp stevia
1/2 tsp soda bicarbonate
1 egg white
1tsp vanilla essence 1 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
2 Tbsp milk/water

 Step by step:

1. Mash ripe banana in a mug.
2. Combine all the other ingredients in the same mug and stir well.
3. Cover the mug with saran/plastic wrap and let it sit for a couple of minutes.
4. Microwave it on high for 1 minute.
5. Let it cool for 1 minute and you can eat it with peanut butter, honey or even ice cream :)

Instead of consuming your empty calories such as nasi lemak or mee goreng in the morning...why don't you try something that is actually good for your body.  I would definitely consider this as my dessert as well :p

The choice is yours! Have a nice day!!

Lots of love,

Beauty: My Morning Skincare Routine....

Hey lovelies,

Can we actually die from boredom? If we can ..i think i have reach to that level..lols. While i am at it..i might write as many blog post as i can, right? Alhamdulillah my housewife-goyang-kaki-moment will end in less than two weeks time! But i will definitely  miss my bangun lambat-golek2 tgk breaking bad moment, though ;))

Today i am going to discuss about my morning skincare routine. As you will see, it isn't overly complicated, with a mix of high end and low end products. This post is not a review post...so, i will not elaborate too deep/detail about these products but i'll leave links to these products if anybody interested to know more about them.

Anyhoo, I'm not sure for how long i'm gonna stick to my routine.But for the time being, my skin is loving it!

Skin conditions:

  • I have normal skin but occasionally it will get oily on my T-zone area. 
  • When the weather is hot and sweaty,I tend to have red spot on my cheeks due to the broken capillaries (self diagnosed from my internet research). 
  • I do sometimes get acne at that time of the month.Who doesn't? 

So, there you go..my skin condition is out there in public already :p

Step 1 - Cleanse:

  • Upon waking up with my slightly oily skin,the first thing i do is..i wash my face with my Lavera Basis Sensitive 2 in 1 Cleansing Milk(125ml). 
  • 3 to 4 times a week i will pair it with my Clarisonic Mia cleansing tool. I like this combination bcuz Lavera is a mild cleanser plus it is natural organic product and when it combine with Clarisonic Mia, it really helps to deep clean and mildly exfoliate my skin. 
  • Then i use Origins Never A Dull Moment(125ml) facial scrubs (twice a week). It is just an extra step to remove dead skin weekly :p Rinse well.
  • Tips: Pat dry your skin. Be gentle ladies!!

Step 2 - Toner & Serum

  • Next, i like to use Neostrata Oily Skin Solution toner(100ml) - rub it all over my face with a cotton pad. It is the best toner i have yet tried on the market. Hands down! Glycolic acid toner helps to exfoliate your skin and leave you with much smoother and fresh surface :)
  • Sometimes i use Caudalie Beauty Elixir(30 ml) water when i want to feel a little bit more luxurious..lols.. It gives the calming and cooling effect to your skin and of course you will feel fresh to start your day.
  • Then i apply my Claudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum(30ml). A little goes a long way with this but I have nothing to say about this serum. It is ok for me but not to the point where i will be running to get this if the bottle is ever empty. 

Step 3 - Moisturize and Protect

Even if your skin is on the oily side, it is important to protect from UV and moisturize!  

  • After waiting a minute or so to make sure the serum has fully soaked into your skin, i'll put on my sunscreen. As most of you knew already, sunscreen is a must have item on your makeup table if you are in Malaysia or even anywhere in the world... My current sunscreen is Olay White Radiance Brightening UV Protection Treatment SPF 50 PA+++(50ml). It does the job, but i will wait a little longer to write more about it, i suppose.
  • For my eyes, I use Olay Regenerist Eye Lifting Serum(15ml)(no picture) and Garnier Roll-on Anti dark-circle. I didnt see any result from both yet. But i'll stick with them for now...
  • Then i mix (2:1) my BB or CC cream and Nature Republic 92% Aloe Vera Soothing Gel(300ml) and blend it out on my skin. It give out a smooth texture and cover up my imperfection quite well. I have tried multiple BB and CC cream. I tend to switch it up every now and then. Probably i'll write a review post about them later.

There you go! My humble morning skincare routine!! I find that my morning skincare routine might seems simple and quick for someone but overly complicated for others...haha! I didnt say that my way is the right way..obviously! Everybody has their own way to maintain their skin..This is just my routine to maintain my mature and wrinkling face and slow down the aging process..hopefully it works..i wonder *finger cross*

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” 

Lots of love,

October 3, 2013

Wedding: How I Met Him

Hello my lovelies,

I cant believe that i am now a married woman.Its been a little over a month already and i am happy as i can be. No...i am over the moon! hahaha... It was a dream come true for me, a dream which i'm living out right up to this day and the day after that....and the day after that...and InsyaAllah till Jannah!

I've known Fadhli (my hubby obviously) since the late of 2004 during our A-Level preparation in INTEC, Shah Alam. We were in a different class, so we didnt have a chance to really talk to each other or anything. I am positive that he didnt even knew im existed. But i do ocassionally joking around (without really meant it ) with my friends saying that i like a quiet/nice guy like him :p  But we ended up not noticing each other up until we were in Germany early 2007. 

We were among 50++ JPA scholars when we first landed in Frankfurt, Germany. We spent our January 2007 in Konstanz learning about German's cultures. I started to notice him a little bit then... and after the cultural course, all of us were seperated into 3 groups for our technical language course. And guess what?? Fadhli and i were in the same group, and our group need to move to Frommern, Germany.

Frommern is a small and remote village. The closest train station is 15 minutes walking from where we stayed. Every morning we have to walk all the way to the train station to get to the university. One fine morning, i dont remember how we ended up walking together. It was such a comfortable conversation without trying to hard :p Without even realising it, we were naturally waiting for each other every morning to get to the train station.. *such a memories..sobs*

In April 2007, more than ten of us were planning to visit Prague together as our first europe trip since we've been in Germany. I was excited to join the trip when i knew Fadhli was also joining the trip as well.* Later, i knew that he joined the trip because i decided to join!! haha..cheesy, much?* I count that as our first of many trips together :)) During our last night in Prague 09.04.2007, he gave me a beautiful black crystal bracelet and asked me to be his girlfriend *Awww moment* how sweet can he be,right? He is such a sweetheart..isn't he?hahah! And the rest is history :)

This coming 09.10.2013 will be our 78th monthsary and i am thrill to bits to continue my life journey with him :) 

1. Our first photo together in Konstanz. It was when we didnt really knew each other yet. As i am being me, I asked him to take a photo with me.*Perempuan xtahu malu* And as he being him, of course he didnt even remember when we took this picture! ciss!!

2. Our first Aidilfitri together in Konstanz, Germany :) Its been soooo long ago and suddenly i feel so old! yikes!! Picture credit to Fizi.. You know who you are..hahah

3. During his last visit  in Frankfurt, Germany. Thank you for always being there to help me deal with a lot of stuffs!! :))

4. Our Engagement photos!! Muka x berape nk semenggah..hahah!! 
Make up by : Zaifie Zainal

That is all i can share with you lovelies...let the rest be our precious little secret :) I'm sure you have better and of course beautiful story of your own. I love to hear all about it!!:))

I will share my wedding day story in another post, either you guys interested or not...hahahahha!!!

"Let us make our love special by doing small things with great affection."

Lots of love,


October 2, 2013

Review: Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel

Hello lovelies,

Its been awhile and now I'm back with a beauty review. Well before i continue writting about this product, i have a confession to make. I am a skincare hoarder and i am proud of it..jk..but seriously!! I tend to buy any latest skincare related products on the market eventhough i dont really need it :(  Thank God i am not a millionare...so i do constrain myself! I am not a compulsive buyer.I will not buy anything without reading their reviews first. I take everything seriously when it comes to my skincare routine!

Back to the main topic. I bought this Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel about one week ago and ive been using it ever since! We all know the benefits of aloe vera for our skin...i dont need to elaborate more on this matter. I think Nature Republic really step up their game this time around.The soothing gel is not only a moisturizer, but it can also be use as anything you can ever imagine. *exagerate much?* That is why i thought this extremely versatile product deserve a blog post :)

It came in a 300 ml huge green tube with plastic cover on the inside to avoid messiness (great idea!). 

The consinstency of the product itself is gel like but more on a watery side. It is easily absorb  in your skin and it doesnt leave any sticky feeling like your usual moisturizer does.  Price : RM 32.90

I stumbled upon this product a few years ago but it didnt stand out to me as much. But last week, after more than one hour googling about this product,  i decided to purchase this gel for my puffy eyes. And WOW! After only a few nights i can already saw the result..the puffiness under my eyes are reduce to a certain extend. All i did was dip the surface of your cotton pad in the gel tub and put in on your eyes overnight. I really am happy with the result :))

But wait..that's not all...as i said ealier, this product is a versatile product... picture below tell us how to use this ah-mah-zing product 

The only thing i dont like about this product is the unhygenic tub. I wish they reproduce this product in a tube so that i will not have to dip my finger in that tub again! yucks..

But hey, I would rate this product 4.5/5
Would i purchase it again? Hell ya!!! :)

Lots of love,