Monday, September 17, 2018

PB & J with Arrie's Nut Butter! | Food Review



"Have you imagine there is so much nuts around and there is so much health benefits each one contains?"

Peanut butters has been known for its wondrous healthy fat for our body! And I have been a peanut butter muncher lately to reduce my hunger pangs on my diet. The team from Arries Nut Buttercame in just in time for a review! And boyyyyy I was amaze with the variety they have! Amazing nut butters you can’t get it on the market. Ranging from Almonds all the way to Pine nuts!
Here’s some of my favourite nuts and really cool facts shared by the team at Arrie’s !

HOW IS IT? VERDICT!



Peanut - the most common nut for nut butters, but also i think Arrie's did a great job in making sure the taste and texture is real. the texture is a little more runny than your usual commercial peanut butters. but I REALLY LOVE the flavour and sweetness to their peanut butter! not sweet and just the right amount of peanut taste so you'd actually feel like double dipping.


Pistachio – was among my top favourite from the stash! It has a rougher texture and you can really taste the nuts. The nutty taste lingers in your mouth so well! Best of all, it wasn’t sweet and you can taste the authentic rich pistachio nuts! Much thicker compare to the others even though stored under room temperature perfect for snacking
These green gems have fewer calories per nut than many other varieties, but that’s not the only perk: They’re rich in lutein, an antioxidant that’s also found in leafy greens and is important for healthy vision and skin. Plus, one serving gives you almost as much potassium as a small banana.

Almond  - to be honest, it was a neck and neck battle with the pistachio butter because it has the same grudge texture I love! Its not really chunky – but it has a nice lingering texture that makes me crave by eating them by scoops! Its dangerously addictive. Softer on the thickness, perfect to eat with breads or fruits!  
Almonds do much more than just help lower cholesterol. They pack more fiber and calcium than any other nut on our list, are lower-cal than most other varieties, and are an excellent source of vitamin E
Macadamia – known for its really nice strong flavour. its my mom and dad's favourite. more softer on texture and is thinner on the spread. but packs quite a punch on the flavour. would go well with chocolate spread or fruits.
While they contain the most fat of any nut here, they also have the highest percentage of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. They’re also a good source of thiamine, which helps your nervous system function.

Pecan - was a little raw for me. i'd love it to be more roasted, cause i always love my cookies with pecan. but yes, you can really taste they put in a lot of pecans to make sure you get your needed health benefits! 
Pecans are rich in beta-sitosterol, a type of plant sterol found to lower cholesterol as well as contribute to prostate health—so encourage the men in your life to eat up!
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If you’re into a more natural options! They have seasoning options that fits the health conscious – they only used Organic cane sugar and Himalyan Pink Salt for seasoning! Nothing else!  

Natural – might be a little blunt and really strong on the nut taste as nothing is added into it! So if you’re really into a healthy choice and full on nut butter. You can opt for this seasoning option!

Lightly seasoned - light and easy seasoned. an in between for standard and natural. pretty mild.

Standards yumms – most of the nuts I tried was standard seasoned. And really, it wasn’t sweet at all! It was just nice and all the way you can taste the nuts so clearly! I probably had the best peanut butter thus far!

Whats great is that they are naturally handmade and the team behind it does a great job making sure there is  quality control as their products are made with No MSG – No Artificial chemicals & preservatives – No Oil added – and its also perfect for Vegans! They make their nut butter to order! So rest assure the quality is there.

Because they are naturally made and there is no preservatives and chemicals –
shelf life @ Room Temperature is 1 month
shelf life @ Fridge Temperature is 6 months
shelf life @ Freezer Temperature is 1year

I’ve tried the butters with apples, bread and crackers! I honestly think they would go well with oats bowls and fruits as well! You can always get creative with the recipe!


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Arrie's Homemade Nut Butter
COD is at Bandar Seri Botani Ipoh, 
Postage RM7 / tub & 2 tubs onwards RM10
Feel free to Whatsapp Arrie to order! at  017-5544483
or visit their Facebook at Arrie's Homemade Nut Butter
for pricing and explore other newly added nuts options too! 




until next magical day,
wan

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Boiing Boiing face with My Beauty Masks | Myproductco.com

gold hydrogel masks! remember when i mentioned i fell in love with hydrogel masks in my previous post at the Butterfly Tapau goodies overview? yeap, receiving more hydrogel masks to really give these a good review brings me to excitement!


here some quick perks for hydrogel masks?

No Watery Drips 
No Slippery Fall Offs
Easy to Attach and Detach 
Filled with Goodness of  the Essences 

"Hydrogel is a gel that holds 99% of liquid due to their molecular capacity of holding 500 times it’s size. The gel is used extensively in the medical field for wound dressing, to speed up the healing process while cooling the affected area. It serves as a hydrating barrier to protect the wound from inflammation and any growth of bacteria. Hydrogel is also found in tissue engineering, contact lenses and hygiene products. So how does our skin benefit from wearing a Hydrogel Mask? Using a hydrogel mask during our skincare routine helps boost the cellular function. "MOIRA Beauty



today's hydrogel masks are My Beauty Masks from..
thank you tammy from Butterfly Project Malaysia for sharing these lovely masks and keeping us caterpillar's faces plump and bouncy. Their masks are proudly free from the following 8 ingredients!

let's start off with.. 

Red Ginseng Gold Hydrogel Mask 
the texture is soft and bouncy just as you'd expect for a hydrogel, leaves a really nice fit to the face too! because i have a rather round face. because Red Ginseng is known for its toning and anti-aging properties, the masks reflects more towards helping out in anti-aging properties like stretch marks, toning and brightening. mom gives it a good feedback where she can see some brightening effects after usage.


Ginger Gold Hydrogel Mask
similar texture with a soft and bouncy feel from the hydrogel. Ginger on its own has always been known for remedies in curing various health concerns, containing antioxidant properties that prevents free radical damage and protect against aging making our skin boiing boinng just like the masks! it left me a little tingling heat feeling which i presume it was from the ginger. but all in all i can feel my face much more glow and softer! 


here's my mom's happy relax time enjoying her Ginger Gold Hydrogel Mask!
the only downside i didn't like on hydrogel masks for this range is that it tears quite easily and very hard to readjust to fit your face. delicate hands is very much needed.


Rice Sheet Mask
included is also our regular sheet masks from MY Product Company, which plays quite an important role that brightens and hydrates our skin! with the nutrient properties on rice extracts, there is no doubt its screams happiness to our skin. :) because rice extracts is good for our skins


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The Butterfly Project Malaysia is a community group that helps bloggers grow and learn!

The Butterfly Project
"The name was inspired by a local magazine - Female Magazine when they showcased a series of challenges for a group of women to undergo makeovers ranging from beauty to lifestyle called the Female Butterfly Project. Much like America's The Swan without the plastic surgery and dental work. Since then, Tammy has initiated her own group of women bloggers to inspire and challenge them to makeover themselves through blogging. The community's tagline "Beauty From Head To Toemeant becoming beautiful from the inside and out."



PRODUCTS WERE A GIVEAWAY TO THE COMMUNITY THANKS TO TAMMY AND WAS NOT PAID FOR REVIEW. ALL ARE HONEST REVIEWS AND THOUGHTS. :) 


until next magical day,
wan 

Monday, July 30, 2018

HP Sprocket Printer - Fun but Sad | Tech Review


hey hey hey!
having an Tech review from me is a little rare as i am definitely abit of a blur.com when it comes to tech and specification descriptions. so today's review will not be on the tech side to be honest! its more towards the results and how the HP Sprocket Printer's performance, that i got as a gift from my boyfriend! if you're reading this bbyy! thank you again for the lovely present! 


with that said, i was dead surprise, literally brought me to tears when i received it because apparently i received 2 of my dream gadgets on that week itself! which was this HP Sprocket and Fujifilm Instax from my sister! ever thankful and grateful for the love - they know me so well, and yet im still too poor and unwilling to buy my own! haha

so let's get down to business!

COSTS
the cost will probably burn for a lumsum purchase at RM470 @ discounted. but because the Zink papers costs just as expensive - it will be a constant RM35~38/20 sheets. which is quite costly, especially for the print performance you'll be getting.


CONVENIENCE
the size and weight is just nice like a pocket powerbank size fitted your palm. and doesn't weight heavy at all. so it's quite easy to bring around where you'd like your impromptu photos to be printed. parties or events are nice too!


SIMPLICITY
the simplicity on the app and how to use the Sprocket is quite straight forward. open up Bluetooth - Connect and Print via sprocket app! the settings in the apps are also quite simple to navigate. and simple to play around with editing and stickers and colourful frames. 

PERFORMANCE 
printed results was the biggest disappointment because i was expecting a better printed quality to be honest! the colour was quite off towards a yellowish hue but also not consistent because i'd be a different hue for the next print even though its the same picture and the noise was unbearable to my personal view. because i did not do much editing and stickers pin-ups on the first few prints. the plain results got me into despair that i actually thought it has something wrong or i did something wrong on the setup! basically i panicked when reality doesn't meet my expectation. 


FINAL VERDICT!

was it worth it? honestly, no. i felt a little bad cause it costed so much as a gift from my bf but it couldn't meet my photo printing expectations. lol but! on the other hand if you do not take the photos too seriously, its actually passes as a fun portable purikura print stickers that you'll be more willing to hand out to your friends as gifts! because if the quality was good. i'd be keeping them all to myself!

but overall, also because of the cost of the papers is expensive, which reduces the commitment to restock on the paper - it would be rare to be using this baby. I'd probably be printing my photos the old fashion way. and no more portable printers on my wishlist!

still appreciate the lovely gift. because the heart that counts! 
hope this will be helpful for others. but, i really wish they could improve on the performance and i'd bring it everywhere i go! hahaha


until next magical day,
wan

Sunday, July 8, 2018

GUARDIAN 'Bye Bye' Eye masks series | Skincare Review

everyday our eyes are used so much, from waking up in the morning opening wide open all the way till we get our goodnight sleep! in between, let's include staring at the computer screen probably 8-10hrs a day, and also on the mobile screen for intervals which probably tops it off with 14hrs! and because our skin around our eyes are the thinnest and most delicate part, it requires regular boost in hydration. because tired eyes tend to make us look older and dull.


was roaming around the mask section in Guardian the other day! and these nicely priced eye masked caught me right handed! RM6.90 for 5pcs! instantly bought them to try out! and went back for more!

two word for these little cuties! 
CHEAP AND RELIABLE! 


Guardian's Bye Bye Series, are focused on masks sheets for the eyes! I bought all and tried it out. 
the series comes with 5 types of Bye Bye effects which focuses on their own distinctive labels. 
obviously i horded the bye bye panda eyes and tired eyes the most because those are my need -to -fix for my eyes! It is made of a 2-piece cotton soaked essence sheets with the shape made to fit your eye contour. 



Bye Bye 'Panda Eyes'
late nights and working long hours on the laptop are definitely the cause of the panda eyes, its actually also involved with our health and pigmentation from the sun/light exposure which somewhat contributes to it. i guess i'm a living breathing proof! the masks is believe to brighten the dark circles and recharges its radiance.  

AFTER FEEL: eyes feel much more moist and relaxed. however, panda eyes can't be really gone for the most obvious reasons. call me crazy or hallucinating, but it does feel a little lighter after a few use. just a slight shade lighter - doesn't really help if you're panda eyes is like mine.

SCENT: smells like a light coco powder milky. just as how it was stated on the packaging.


Bye Bye 'Tired Eyes'
the tired eyes are usually the caused of the lack of hydration and when we used too much staring at the lighted screens. Made with cucumber and Aloe Vera extracts, this little guy helps recharge the eye contour with supple hydration with a touch of Pomegranate essence too! 

AFTER FEEL: eyes feels more refresh! i like this one because it really did have a little cooling tinge to it. its great to put on mid-day to boost your tired eyes.

SCENT: light cucumber scent, which is quite authentic. calming and cooling perfect to rest your tired eyes. 


Bye Bye 'Stressful Eyes'
pampers the eyes with a radiant glow soothing away the effects of our everyday stress. made with Witch Hazel extracts and Melon! it is believe to brighten and hydrates our skin. 

AFTER FEEL: did not have any big impact to me, but i slept well after that. so maybe indirectly it helped soothes the eyes.

SCENT: suprisingly did not smell like melon at all! more like mild lemony citrus smell


Bye Bye 'Dehydrated Eyes'
fine lines and aging will speed up if we leave our eyes dehydrated. This masks has anti-oxidant avocado extract to help provides a nice moisturizing boost.

AFTER FEEL: eyes feels a little hydrated. leave a light sticky feel but super mild on the eyes as its quite watery during the place on period. no super magical changes or impact, just okay for relaxing the eyes. However, try not to get too near your eyes - this one left a little sting if the essence gets into the eyes

SCENT: smelled more like light melon instead of avocado.


Bye Bye 'Puffy Eyes' 
puffy eyes also known as under-eye bags are usually cause by irregular sleeping hours, though its not a problem to me, this masks is believe to better firm and smooths the skin around the eye area. 

AFTER FEEL: i don't really have puffy eyes, no bags for my eyes. so this kinda serves more of a firming mask and more towards to relaxation to me.

SCENT: light floral smell, quiet calming.




FINAL VERDICT 
of course the effects like reducing dark circles can't be really seen as of yet, due to the random days I used them and inconsistency in purchases. but they do soothes and relaxes my eyes a lot whenever I use them and best part is that most of them do not stinggg! with great prices down to RM2 a piece!
for affordable prices, it works just so-so. no wow effects, but a good party pack or impromptu relax fix to the eyes.

do you do sheet eye masks? 



until next magical day,
wan

Saturday, July 7, 2018

A Better Florist Makes The Deal Even Sweeter


There’s no denying there’s plenty of florists around in Malaysia, but finding a Malaysia flower delivery that offers all the right things, and has an incredible flower delivery at the same time isn’t something you can find often. When you find beautiful flowers, you’re often shocked by the price, and when the price is right, the bouquet isn’t really that amazing. Whatever the problem is, A Better Florist solved it, because they are dedicated to being that one florist that has it all.


Starting off with flowers, A Better Florist is different because they as a business make sure that they deliver locally sourced blooms to their store, so that the flower you get delivered are always perky, fresh and beautiful. On top of all that, they made it a point to have a very concise catalog of flowers that they offer, selling only the most beautiful and innovative creations they can come up with. That way, you won’t be swamped with too many choices, but you’ll always be able to find something truly different. If you need custom bouquets made for your special occasion, the best florist in Malaysia can tackle that task as well.

Solely with that, they managed to gain the trust and love of a lot of customers, and their flower delivery to JB, their KL flower delivery as well as their florist in Ipoh and the florist in Penang have their hands full every day. But being that their motto is that they want to enable everyone to have the most stunning flowers on hand, whenever they please, they don’t mind being busy.


In their collection, you’ll also find hampers, and a fruit basket catalog, which come as quite a pleasant addition to flowers they have, especially when it’s the holiday season. Whether it’s a hamper like their get well soon hamper, or a baby hamper which is popular for baby showers, you’ll be blown away with how they arrange it.

A Better Florist makes the deal even sweeter by offering a same day flower delivery, which is also free. The only condition is that you order before 3pm, but that’s it. If you do, you get to take advantage of this amazing flower delivery. If you’re wondering how this is even possible, it’s due to the fact that they immediately open up several flower shops and are able to deliver from the location that’s nearest to you.


While they are known as the best florist in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, they also got a lot of praise as the best florist in Brisbane, which only recently opened up, the best Singapore flower delivery which was the original place where it all started with the most gorgeous flowers Singapore has ever laid eyes on, the best UAE flower delivery and the best Hong Kong flower delivery.

A Better Florist offers the same service, whether as a flower delivery HK, their flower delivery to UAE, has or as the best florist in Dubai. You can always expect the same quality from them, the same, speedy flower delivery which makes for a great florist and a great gift delivery to count on.


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until next magical day,
wan

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Asian Fusion at Le Caffe & Salato | Karamunsing Capital


Sunday brunch made easy now that i found a quaint family spot that's quite reasonable and happy food for which i think would be perfect for my dad who's a full fledged Asian rice bowl. located inside Karamunsing Capital next to the old Boston restaurant, this simple yet modern cafe is a month old and is still taking baby steps improving in the cafe scene - but definitely a hands down experienced chef is cooking up one of the best chinese hawker delicacies serving meals close to home!




TOP 3 PERSONAL FAVOURITE


Salato Claypot Fragrant Loh Shu Fun –  RM9.80

their claypot loh shu fun was definitely a hit! and is definitely love at first bite for all of us there. I love how the wok taste is just nice and the flavour is light but just enough to light up your whole tastebud. the beaten egg sauce texture is just nice and the entire pot is at the right wet! 

Salato Tiger Prawn Carbonara – RM27.80

probably the fanciest among the menu. but also one of the impressive pastas i have ever tasted. the prawns are huge and the portion could actually feeds 2. Serving on Buttermilk Sauce, the pasta is infused with the fragrant of the Tiger Prawn and words just couldn't explain how impress i was with it! 

Salato Crab Fried Meehoon – Seasonal Chef’s Special

all hail best meehon i have ever tasted. i am personally is a meehoon kinda girl and i like my meehoon particularly dry. so this. was. really. super. duper. delicious. the meehoon, just like the pasta had the taste of the crab itself! the sweet fresh seafood taste of the crab and THE CRAB IS NICELY COOKED ITS SPRINGY AND SPOT ON! cooking crabs requires quite a skill to get the right texture, if its not cook enough, or over cooked you'd get a mushy texture. so yes. i used my hands to eat the crab, and i am proud! although its a little plain on the ingredients, but honestlyy- there is no better way to have it. Just Meehoon and Crab - my crab dream come true. nothing else needed. 
this menu comes only on the weekend depending on availability at a seasonal price.  

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as you can tell, i'm a sucker for shellfish so yes! prawns and crabs will always have a bonus point. and considering the noodles was so infused with the seafood taste. I am surprise and amazed how the chef did it! and will definitely come back for that flavourful meal! Also a note to remember the portion are quite big and i'd recommend sharing. unless you're a big man.


TOP 3 NOTEWORTHY YUMS

Coconut Drink - RM8

tadaaa! yes! the super darn cute nicely HAND SANDED COCONUT DRINK is among the noteworthy yums for Le Caffe & Salato! home grown from their own kampung in Keningau - these babies are driven over weekly to serve you with the best refreshing pandan coconut!

 Salato Super Flavourful Fried Chicken Wings & Drumettes  – RM9.80

these fried chicken wings and drumettes was so flavourful! we couldn't stop munching on them. its marinated just nice full of bursting flavours the moment you bite on the crispy batter. but yet, its not too salty. so it gets you really addicted to it.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets – RM9.80

the homemade sausages were shaped in balls and its a great finger food! wrapped with bean curd skin, the meat and vegetables inside really holds the flavour well. sorta like fried siew mais but bigger. much bigger and yummier. 


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so where's the fusion? they also have a variety cakes selection on display which are perfect for tea break or yumcha session. there's always room for desserts!



it was a really nice get together and thank you to clara for hosting us! 
check out the lovely ladie's love at first bite too! 

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Le Caffe & Salato, Karamunsing Capital
Price Range : RM8 - RM35
serves no pork

Opening Hours:
Tues-Sun 10AM - 10PM
Monday closed day
Closed Every 2nd & 4th Monday





until next magical day
wan
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