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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

It's Halloween!

Hey, It's Halloween Today!
I love Halloweens where I get to play dress up.
And I love complimenting my looks with creative headgears.
One of my favourite is this Maleficent looking head gear that look like horns! Complimenting this look I wore dark purple lipstick and dark eye shadow. I also paired this with a black cape which I ordered online.  I now sport purple hair too!





Me as Pikachu
 And today I tried dressing up in bright yellow to match my Pikachu headgear that a good friend bought for me as a present a few years back. The iconic Pikachu red cheeks are actually from a red angpow packet and I used a 50 cent coin to trace the circle. The size is just right for my popping red cheeks. I put on a double side tape to keep it in place on my cheeks. How do you like this look for Halloween? I have dressed up as a witch, a dracula and others but I find dressing up as Pikachu in all an all yellow attire with red cheeks rather cute. So happen I have 2 Pokemon cup noodles (which I bought from Donki in Singapore) with Pikachu packaging on it and it goes so well with my Pikachu impersonation. Hey, this could double up as a cosplay outfit too!

BOO! (Yeah I know I'm not scary in this outfit)

Look, I also dressed up my dog, Rascal as Count Dogcula (sounds like Count Dracula) this year. Yes, he has his very own cape which I bought sometime back. Doesn't he look the part with Dracula's Castle and all.

Here's wishing you a Happy and Fun Halloween.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Food Bar, a Hidden Gem at Dataran Cascades, Kota Damansara



Food Bar is a hidden gem at Dataran Cascades, Kota Damansara





Tucked away at level 1 of Dataran Cascades, this place is not easy to find. And Dataran Cascades seemed like a maze with multiple lifts that does not connect directly to level 1. I had to take the first lift I see to a level up, walk straight till the end and take another lift to level 1. Food Bar is right at the end. How I discovered this place? Ho!Ho!Ho! You will be so surprised. Dad was the one who took me and mom here. And how did he know so much about this place? It was through his friend working around the vicinity of Dataran Cascades. Well it seems that the Food Bar Cafe is really a hidden gem then. Therefore, it's no surprise that not many people have discovered this place. It positions itself as a Community Dining place, catering to the the residents and office workers around the vicinity. 



In short, Food Bar - Fashion Library at Dataran Casacades offers affordable buffet with a concept of community dining and honour system where after eating you clear your own plates. Before you dine, payment is made by putting it into the glass bowl. And you take your own change. Yes, it is based on trust and honesty.

Affordable fuss free buffet dining.
Breakfast RM7, Lunch RM15 and Tea time RM10.
Every alternate days the menu will change. 1,3,5 and 2,4,6.

Sundays are rest days. My parents loved this concept so much that last week I went there twice in a week. We even invited one of our neighbours there to dine with us during breakfast.

 The cafe is surrounded by beautifully decorated lush greenery and blooms everywhere that makes it a super cosy and chic dining atmosphere. It feels so peaceful in here.
I love the simple cage-like plant deco that adds a touch of class to the whole environment.

The deco planning is done tastefully and meticulously.



I'm seated at one instagramable corner.

And since Halloween is coming, the people at Food Bar dressed the place up with many Halloween deco items.

OK! Let's see what food they serve for breakfast. With just RM7, this is what you will get, free flow.

Fried noodles/ Mee Hoon. 

 Baked Beans and Sausages 

Nasi Lemak. What I love about this nasi lemak is the level of spiciness of the sambal and the fact that they kept the packs hot. The fragrant and aromatic santan rice is also to die for. 
 Sandwiches/ Toast Egg Bread
There was a day I went they served a generous amount of ham and vege sandwiches (which you can view in my video)
So every 1,3,5 and 2,4,6 these dishes may change.
 There's even cakes!
  For this kind of budget (Breakfast RM7) you will also get to toast your bread with this canggih toaster machine just like in the hotels. At the side there are jars on jam, butter and peanut butter. One item not to be missed is their half boiled eggs done to perfection. My dad loves those.
  There is also porridge
  Tong Sui (Red Bean/ Green Bean) on different days
Unlimited Coffee and Tea

Mom at the buffet spread 
 Just remember to clear your own table after eating. They have a designated area for you to put the plates and utensils after use.

In the mornings it can be pretty full at times. Breakfast starts from 8.00am - 10.45am. Well I heard for tea time on 1,3,5 you will get to sink you teeth in some sushi and on 2,4,6 they will have local kuih muih for tea time. So you if wanna have sushi remember to go on 1,3,5 (Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays). Teatime is from 3.00pm - 5.15pm, priced at RM10 per head. I have yet to try out their lunch but I heard it's usually packed with office workers. They usually serve rice and dishes for lunch. Lunch is priced at RM15 per head (Buffet style). So worth it, right?




If you take the stairs up, you will be amazed that the Food Bar Cafe houses, Max-Tino, a fashion brand that offers gowns, coats and beautiful dresses for rent and sale. Let's take a peek what's upstairs.

Chic coats (you know, I am attracted to the bulu ones)

Plentiful accessories 


 It's so spacious up here! And it feels like a bridal house with so many gowns. 
For those interested to check this place out, 
here is their full address.

 A-G-18 (Level One), Dataran Cascades, No 13A, Jalan PJU 5/1, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Alternatively you can check out their facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/FOODBAR.my/

And...oh...since this place is so gorgeous, it's also open for events. Yup! You can actually rent this place for your future events too. Cool huh?

OKIES, I hope you find this blogpost useful for a great place like this. I can't wait to introduce this place and bring more friends here to try. A cool place to dine, at an affordable price.

Updated 9th November 2018
My dear friend Nikki shared this piece of information to me today and I have double confirmed with the people at Food Bar. The earlier price offered was the promotion price. They have since reverted back to their buffet pricing as below.

Pic Credit: Nikki Ooi  of http://www.lifesimplepleasures.net/



My Spooktacular and Ghosted Halloween Hair

I just had my hair done today at  APT Starling Mall just in time to celebrate Halloween. It consist of platinum purple hues. It's more like pastel purple under my previous silver coat. It came out looking rather nice and I am super pleased with it. I also chopped off my hair and sported a concave cut that is easier to manage. Afterall my ends are beginning to feel dry. So I am slowly growing back my hair. Somehow I love the fuss free bob concave as it is one of the trendiest looks that is fuss free. I don't need massive styling products. Just a simple blow dry will do. 


To compliment my new ghosted hair in platinum purple, I wore my new black cape-like coat and my maleficent horns, just in time for Halloween. I matched the entire hair and attire with gothic looking make up with dark eyeshadows and dark purple lipstick.


From behind it looks like this. I love how the layering was done and I ended up with 2 shades of evident colours. The top layer is the platinum pastel-like purple shade and at the bottom is contrasting black. It gives the hair more depth with 2 tones like these. Special thanks to Jacky of APT Starling Mall who gave me the perfect concave cut.


And here is the side profile. I have always loved really really structured cuts and I wanted it to have a really really sharp cut. Sporting this bob concave, I look effortlessly chic in my everyday low key and fuss free hair maintenance. For those wanting a simple yet trendy haircut you can opt for this style which is one of my favorite hairstyles of all time. Moreover this is timeless.


 Maleficent CP made an appearance at APT Starling Mall today to spook out some customers. 

Have a spooktacular Halloween.
Till next time!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Jurlique's New Herbal Recovery Range Launched



Last week, I attended the launch of Jurlique's New Herbal Recovery Range. The Herbal recovery range represents a complete age-defying ritual, to help improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and skin dullness and to restore skin's natural signature glow.
The full range consist of five items.
Herbal Recovery Signature Serum, 30ml, 50ml
Herbal Recovery Signature Mist, 100ml
Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturising Cream, 50ml
Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturising Lotion, 50ml
Herbal Recovery Signature Eye Cream, 15ml

The launch took place at their latest signature outlet and newly opened at the IPC Shopping Centre. This outlet's design is similar with the concept store at Starling Mall.

Speaking at the launch was Mr. Thomas Ng, the Managing Director of Essential Remedies Concept Sdn Bhd, Malaysia's sole distributor for Jurlique's Natural Products.



Some of the bloggers and friends from the media that attended the event.





I am captivated by these beautifully designed Christmas gift boxes from Jurlique. It's the perfect gift for Christmas. It's never too early to shop for Christmas, you know.


We had a hands on session making our very own flower basket, presented by I Do Flower Boutique at IPC.



Look! My finished flower basket. It makes a great gifting basket too once you put in some products.

Now, a little bit of introduction about Jurlique's latest remastered Herbal Recovery Range.
Jurlique has always been working with botanical advancements to better harness the innate regeneration powers of Nature to deliver exceptional results. The new Herbal Recovery Range contains a unique blend of pure powerful botanical extracts. These pure and powerful extracts are exclusively grown, harvested and extracted at Jurlique's organic farm in South Australian Hills and handpicked at their peak. The dosage of Viola tricolor extract (which helps minimize the signs of aging and reduces dullness) has been tripled in this new remastered formulation. Together with key botanical ingredients like the Red Clover Flower extracts, the Japanese Cedar Bud and Persian Silk Tree, each of these ingredients were chosen meticulously for its unrivalled ability to combat a specific skin concern including lines, dullness and wrinkles.

Now let's take a look at some of the products that were introduced that day.


Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturising Lotion, 50ml
This lightweight hydrating lotion absorbs easily to help revitalise skin's youthful glow. Yarrow and Japanese Cedar Bud extracts help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Extracts of Marshmallow Root and Viola Tricolor helps to moisturise skin and Japanese Cedar Bud extract improves skin's natural barrier function. 



Herbal Recovery Signature Serum, 30ml, 50ml
This exceptional serum combats the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tones while enhancing firmness to deliver a youthful, fresh glow. Extracts of antioxidant-rich Viola tricolor and rejuvenating Yarrow are combined with extracts of Japanese Cedar Bud and Beech Tree helps skin return to its youthful texture. Meadowfoam Seed Oil and Marshmallow Rock extract help the skin feel firmer and more hydrated.  



Herbal Recovery Signature Eye Cream, 15ml

This rich and hydrating eye cream is loaded with plant-based antioxidants and helps minimize signs of tiredness. Extracts of Yarrow, Japanese Cedar Bud and Beech Tree Bud combat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This all-rounder eye cream help firm and re-energise the delicate skin around the eye. And with the Citrus Unshiu Peel extract, it helps to reduce the appearance of dullness.



May you have glowing skin come Christmas and all year round! For more information and new product launched, follow  Jurlique's Facebook Page