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Voluspa Prosecco Rose Review


Voluspa Vermeil Prosecco Rose (Pink)

My new found favorite from Voluspa is the Prosecco Rose Candle (surprisingly!) after making a RM3K worth haul from Voluspa's sale (haul post here) I've fallen deeply in love with this lovely elegant rose scent that lingers. Formerly know as Champagne Rose, the Prosecco Rose is actually the scent of sparkling pink Prosecco chilled and pour over ice and edible white rose petals. 

If you don't know, Prosecco is bubbly. A sparkling wine like Champagne but Champagne is from France, Prosecco is from Italy. 

It smells like dessert rose wine to me, very elegant, sweet silk linen rose scent. It doesn't smell like the usual strong rose scent the market has. I really like this a lot and would repurchase it!

Another one of my favorites is the Blanc de Blancs from the Voluspa Holiday collection. It's white (packaging, everything) while Prosecco Rose is pink. Blanc de Blancs is dry with a vibrant, fruitful, crisp nature. Blanc de Blancs (White from White) Derived from Chardonnay. Another wine! Although I don't drink wines, I'm fascinated by the scents created from it!

I'm beginning to love these unique scents from Voluspa. They aren't your average candles and they create their own scents themselves which make it even more unique. Made from coconut wax and 100% cotton which, Voluspa candles burn cleaner and longer. They also don't tunnel or mushroom when burnt. They smell great, and not cheap like Bath & Body Works or Yankee Candles. Particularly Yankee Candles, I find the throw isn't very good and I have moved on from their holiday edible scents to unique scents that inspire or elevates my ambiance. 

Bath & Body Works, the tunneling annoys me and the soot blackens the glass cars. I don't have this problem when I burn Voluspa candles. 

That's just my opinion. I can't wait to try my unique candle scents this year! Particular to relax at home with jazz music from Spotify playing in the background.

Voluspa has 6 collections all together - Japonica (limited edition), Vermeil, Maison Blanc, Maison Noir, Maison Holiday and Maison Jardin. You can view them at www.voluspa.com.

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Melvita Rose Damask Floral Water Mist Review


 alcohol-free misting toner with rose floral water

I have sensitive skin so I avoid toners with alcohol. It stings my cheeks (the dry and sensitive part). I used Melvita Floral waters, an alcohol-free toner in the past so I was happy to find out that they've created a mist now which makes it fun and easy to tone your face. More than just water, the toner can be used to prep your skin after cleansing as well as to remove any makeup residues left behind. It also refreshes, soothes and hydrates your skin for the day. You can use your skincare after this step too as it will make absorption better for your serums. If you're a fan of Melvita's beauty oils then it boosts the use of the oils, so your skin "sucks" all the goodness in! 

The product is certified organic (ECOCERT GREENLIFE) and fair trade (EFT attested). If I'm not mistaken, it takes many damask roses to make a drop of rose water and for that, the price of products using rose water (damask) increases. For this product, over 2000 damask roses are used via steam distillation of fresh Rosa damascena petals. Rich in active ingredients, Melvita says this makes for a naturally powerful formula.

100% of the total ingredients from natural origin
99% of the total ingredients from Organic Farming

Melvita's Damask Rose Floral Water
tone refreshes & hydrates

Night: cleanse, mist before your beauty oils/serums

What I like about this product?

I love the scent, it's so romantic. It smells like delicate roses just melt on my skin lightly. Since it's a mist, the water particles are fine and hydrating. I pat it on my skin after spraying, so it gets absorbed in. You can feel it almost plumps up your face. I can't stop misting my face with this, especially in the office when the air is dry due to air conditioning. It gives an instant refresh to my skin! Rose is also very soothing, so when it's a particularly hot day, this comes in handy by my side.

It can also be used to set your makeup or just to refresh your skin on a hot day.

There are many toners and beauty water in the market that promises this and all that jazz, but sensitive skin types may find it overwhelming for their skin to use. I would highly recommend this toner since it's alcohol-free and organic. It is mild, gentle and soothing.

How To Use?
After cleansing, mist your face with a pump or two. You can also spray it on a cotton wool pad and use on the face just like a regular toner. Use morning and evening. No rinsing required.

Rosa Damascena Distillate [Rosa Damascena Flower Water]*, Citric Acid, Aqua [Water], Polyepsilon-Lysine, Citronellol**, Geraniol**.
*Ingrédient issu de l'Agriculture Biologique / Ingredient from Organic Farming.
**Constituants naturels de l'eau florale / Natural components of floral water.

The Organic Rose Floral Water 200ml RM138 is available for purchase from Melvita stores and Melvita Malaysia Online.

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Butterfly Project X 1028 Visual Therapy The Review Contest


the 1028 Visual Therapy collaboration

Hijacking my blog to talk about a review project that I'm organizing for beauty bloggers who loves makeup! Well, this is until the Butterfly Project's official website is ready. I wish I have many copies of myself to do everything. So this particular review project, which I really hope would be a good activity for my members a.k.a butterflies to participate in. Not only will they get to explore and experiment their content style, those who did really well will be winning cash prizes from 1028 Visual Therapy Malaysia! *jeng jeng*

available at Watsons Malaysia
Created on 28 Oct 2008, 1028 Visual Therapy is specially designed for the Asian Skin. With the aim of Therapy, the products are all infused with Skin Care Essence, ensuring you look great and at the same time care for your precious skin.
I wasn't aware of this brand until they approach me. It's a beauty brand from Taiwan with fun, trendy and cute makeup products for girls to play with. The colors, the shades, the packaging is so cute and trendy! Really couldn't resist, so I thought why not hold a content creating contest for Bloggers and YouTubers to join.

The contest would be called "Which 1028 Butterfly Are You?" The 1028 Visual Therapy Contest. As the name suggest, I want butterflies to create visual therapies using the products from the brand. It can be a makeup tutorial, flat lay artist, anything that's going to be visually appealing when you review this brand. The skies the limit. Each butterfly will create their project by first selecting which 1028 eyeshadow palette that would set their theme in stone.

There are three deliciously named eyeshadow palettes from 1028 Visual Therapy. They are the Brownie, Macaron and Mont Blanc Eyes. Each eyeshadow palette is designed for a particular makeup look.

Brownie Butterfly Sexy and smoky 

 Macaron Butterfly Sweet and gorgeous 

Mont Blanc Butterfly Elegant and charming 
this is a Mont Blanc Dessert (snow-capped mountain)
pureed, sweetened chestnuts topped with whipped cream
source: engnatalie.com

Of course, every butterfly who can tell me in secret what they're planning to do will be joining the project review team to be a 1028 Butterfly! They'll be getting a 1028 Butterfly Kit to create their review content. The makeup products can be different from one butterfly to another, but will essentially be the same usage.
  1. Cushion Foundation /Moisture CC cream (Light Beige/Natural Beige)  
  2. Liquid Eyeliner - Deep black
  3. Mascara - Black
  4. Eyebrow (Light Brown/Dark Brown )
  5. Eyeshadow Palette (Brownies/Macaron/Mont Blanc

What do you think of this review activity? To better understand the brand and their style, which you can get inspirations from click this link. I'll be kickstarting this soon on the community page for sign-ups. As a bonus, the best three reviews will win cash prizes RM1,000 (grand prize), RM800 (first prize) and RM500 (second prize). Awesome right!


Clinique Pep-Start For The Fast & Furious

the new Clinique skincare for the fast & the furious

So this has been on my blogging list to do for some time and I should get it out. Sitting on my office table is a yummy orange product that I use for my eyes. It doubles as an eye massager and an eye brightener. I used it when my eyes are feeling so tired from staring at the screen all day long. It helps to hydrate and refresh my eyes when I need it. The ball roller, it pops out and you can dispense the white cream liquid and roll around the eye area to de-puff your eyes. I really like the color and how easy it is to just use it for a quick fix. The only thing that I'd say is, the roller ball is plastic. I wish it was metal so it's smoother to roll on the eyes and cooling too.

That's what so cool about Clinique's Pep-Start series which is designed for the millennials to prep, pep and out the door! No time to lose.

There are only three products so far from this colorful range. The first is the quick fix for eyes, Pep-Start Eye Cream, Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturiser, and the Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser. I'll break it down to you in this post what each product doubles up for alright?

Best Chee Cheong Fun in Kuala Lumpur Yap Hup Kee Hakka Yong Tau Foo Pudu, KL


love this sweet chee cheong fun with dried shrimps

Woke up this morning and kept thinking about that really yummy chee cheong fun around Pudu area (Kuala Lumpur). The first time I went there was because the Teow Chew Dim Sum Restaurant at Pudu closed down so went to this lil shop instead. It look quite Hong Kong street-type condition with small tables n chairs inside the air conditioned shop. A lot of people were eating, it must be good? The restaurant is called Yap Hup Kee amongst the chinese paper trading shops around this place. The famous roast pork shop is just a few feet away.

15 Toxic Ingredients To Avoid in Beauty Products

15 toxic ingredients to avoid

I found this cute little card from dropping by Neal's Yard Remedies and kept it for a while. I'm currently spring cleaning my apartment so it'll be easier to move when the time is right. Getting rid of the things that I don't need and so on (you know). I'll post this up here so I can remember to reference it when needed. It may also be useful for my readers.

Marco Creative Cuisine 1Utama Review


everyone should start their day with a Matcha-Lime Shooter

The newly opened restaurant Marco Creative Cuisine at 1Utama is on everyone's mindplate these days! Who can blame them? They serve beautifully decorated dishes, equally delicious all created by the up-and-coming chef-owner Daren Leong. And behind every successful man is a successful woman (yes!) and her name is Alice. She was full of smiles and warmth welcoming the customers into the restaurant. I was quite impressed with the bond they have, a dream team.

I would say, the one thing that stands out from this restaurant is the unique 7-course meal priced at RM78, called the Journey of Flavours. The affordable 7-course meal is filled with teaser after teasers of taste tantalizing flavors, textures and myriad of colors to not only excite but also nourish the soul. Each dish made with the freshest produce as you can see with their salad platter, and of the freshest ideas.

The whole journey would take roughly an hour or so, depending on how far you would get. The team at Marco Creative Cuisine is probably stalking everyone and waiting for the right moment to serve you your next dishes. You'll need to make a selection before your journey starts SO I hope I'll be able to give you some insights on what dishes you can select for your journey :)

Chef Daren Leong the creator
(image source: Marco Creative Cuisine)

the Marco Creative Cuisine Team
Alice & Chef Daren (middle)
(image source: Marco Creative Cuisine)

The 7-course meal starts with a palate cleanser, a Velvety Matcha-Lime Shooter to get you ready for your journey. The matcha-lime foam uncovers a chilled Lime Snow that refreshes the tongue. The appetizer, Savoury Eclair is a Gruyere flavored Pate a Choux decorated with Aubergine caviar, green chile pesto and tomato confit.

The 3rd (Soup) and 4th (Entree) comes in a choice of 3 to choose from.

For the soup, there is the Strawberry Gazpacho, French Onion Soup, and Truffled Mushroom Soup. I personally tried the Strawberry Gazpacho and Truffled Mushroom soup on my visits. The Strawberry Gazpacho is a chilled cold soup of strawberries, garnished with dehydrated strawberries capsicum and micro greens. I was pleasantly surprised and smiling when I first tasted this cold soup. It was sourish and cold but delightfully perky. A taste that I have never tasted before. I think if anyone has a blind date here it would make a good ice-breaker with this soup. You can help but smile when you try this!

The Truffled Mushroom Soup is a plant-based creamy mushroom soup infused with truffle oil. Very creme de la creme of mushroom soups. Truffles are expensive!

1st-course, Velvety Lime-Matcha (palate cleanser)

2nd-course, Savour Eclair (Appetiser)
3rd-course, Strawberry Gazpacho (Soup)

French Onion & Truffled Mushroom (Soup)

4th-course, Savoury Ice-cream (Entree)

4th-course, Chicken Liver Parfait & Garden Platter (Entree)

When it comes to the entree, the colors of the salad would make you go "Oh no this is too beautiful to eat". But you know what? You paid good money and you're going to kill the beautiful garden if you need to. Since liver isn't my favorite, I only ordered the Garden Platter (religiously) because it's just so pretty. It's a plate of fresh mixed greens planted on top of Edible Soil and Gribiche Sauce (French Tarter Sauce). The edible soul is not Oreos crumbs, it's made of dehydrated black olives! There's a mixture of fresh greens with a slightly bitter, salty taste from the black olives. It's not bad, it's actually very interesting! The taste creates an explosive oh and ahs from every bite.

The Chicken Liver Parfait is a creamy chicken liver covered with a brûlée top served with toasted bread and apple chips. Savory Ice Cream Salad is made with assorted Baby Leaves, heirloom Tomato, seasonal Microgreens, and Violet flowers served with savory Ice Cream.

 5th-course, the chef's recommendation
Duck Breast with Orange Puree & Roasted Beetroot

 5th-course, Salmon with Jet Black Hollandaise
Duck Breast with Orange Puree & Roasted Beetroot

 5th-course, Chicken Roulade with Brussels Sprouts
Squid Ink Japonica Rice

The best part of the journey is reaching to the mains, six choices available for the picking. The chef's recommendation would be the Duck Breast with Orange Purée and Roasted Beetroot. Inspired by Cantonese roast duck, which is usually a dry dish as chef Daren explained. Using the sous vide method to make the meat tender and finishing the dish with Orange Purée, Roasted Beetroot and 66% Valrhona Dark Chocolate sauce. The result is a burst of sour, bitter and sweet notes for the taste buds to explore. This is my favorite, I would highly recommend you order this at least once to try. I've also tried the Squid Ink Japonica Rice because I'm after all a rice person. Unfortunately, I didn't get a sense of fulfillment as compared to eating the Duck Breast but for a more Asian taste bud, this may be well suited. 

Here are the other choices that are available for you:

Chicken Roulade with Brussels Sprouts
A roulade of juicy chicken thigh with crunchy Brussels Sprouts, and flavourful Chicken Jus.

Salmon with Jet Black Hollandaise
Sous vide Atlantic Salmon with Squid Ink Hollandaise, garnished with Pickled Beetroot and Green Chilli Pesto. 

Squid Ink Japonica Rice 
Japanese Short Grain Rice cooked with Squid Ink accompanied with Prawn, Baby Squid and Omelette, served with Garlic Mayonnaise. 

Pomodoro Cream Seafood Pasta 
Penne in rich Pomodoro Cream Sauce with Baby Squid, Clam, and Mussel. 

Vegetarian Arrabbiata 
Penne in Pomodoro Sauce with Aubergine, Zucchini, Shimeji and Hot Sauce, garnished with Parmesan Cheese.

  6th-course, Creme Brulee (Dessert)

With three choices of dessert to choose from, you'll be thinking twice which to go for. I'd say, go for your favorite! My favorite has always been the Creme Brulee. Marco's Crème Brûlée with White Chocolate SherbetThe crust which breaks into the soft layers of lush egg custard accompanied by white chocolate sherbet (fantastic, although mine melted slightly as I was busy photographing it) and meringue kisses. The Deconstructed Lemon Meringue Pie technically plated with elements of Lemon Curd, Passion Fruit Gel, Italian Meringue and White Chocolate Sherbet. Raspberry Decadence, luscious Raspberry Cheesecake with Raspberry Gel accompanied by Lemon Meringue Shards and Passion Fruit Gel.

The final course is a drink for closure. A choice of either the 
Single Origin, French Press Coffee, Loose Leaves Tea or Sparkling Iced Berry. I always go for the sparkling iced berry!

I hope you like the photographs I took using my iPhone 6S haha. My camera is in the hospital so I couldn't take awesome photographs of the place but I did my best to show how the journey of the flavors would using Adobe Photoshop haha. I would like to thank the PR and the team at Marco Creative Cuisine for inviting me over to experience my own journey of flavors at their newly opened restaurant. Marco Creative Cuisine was formerly known as Franco which was bought over by another company so that's why the husband-wife duo started Marco.

The 7-course Journey of Flavours priced at RM78 can also be ordered a la carte if you just want to try certain dishes. Do note that each journey is made for one, and is not suitable for sharing. The restaurant is pork and lard free and they do serve alcohol (wine and such). The menu is not 
vegan/vegetarian-friendly and they do not cater to a custom-made menu or dietary requirements. Prices include 6% GST but exclude 10% service charge.

You can make a booking, 3 days notice needed and arrive 5 minutes before your booked session. They will only hold reserved tables for 15mins only. For guests who bring their own wine to be consumed at MARCO Creative Cuisine, a corkage fee of RM 80 per bottle is 

For À la Carte Order :
Soup, Entrée : RM18 per serving   Main : RM35 per serving (+RM10 for Duck Breast)   Desserts : RM20 per serving

Marco Creative Cuisine
Lot G146, Ground Floor (Old Wing)
1Utama Shopping Centre
47800 PJ, Selangor, Malaysia

Operation Hours
11:00a.m – 10:30p.m
11:00a.m – 12:00p.m Coffee & Desserts Only 
12:00p.m – 03:00p.m Lunch Service 
03:00p.m – 06:00p.m Coffee & Desserts Only 
06:00p.m – 10:30p.m Dinner Service
Last Call 9:30 pm

+603 7731-8923

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