Month: April 2017

Zelens Z-22 Absolute Face Oil | Review

It’s getting cold here. Summer is officially over. Oh, I am not ready for the cold season yet. Anyway, speaking of the cold season, a good face oil is a must for me. Some of you probably know that I have got dry skin since I mentioned before many times. I feel that I cannot live without a good face oil ever since I started using it. Although I love the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night oil, I think it’s quite heavy. I bought the Zelens Z-22 Absolute Face Oil last month, and I have been using it everyday. Zelens claims this oil is “a blend of 22 precious oils ” which can help to refine skin texture, improve skin elasticity, increase radiance and prevent environment damage. It nourishes, plumps up the skin, and reinforces the skin’s natural barrier. You can use it day and night. It also says better results can be achieved by blending it with moisturizers or serums. Key Ingredients (22 oils): Perilla (Shiso) oil, Rice bran oil, Camellia oil, Squalane, Rosehip oil, Grape seed oil, Bergamot orange oil, Lemon …

Mini post – Short travel story

Last week, we had some friends over for dinner. It was a fun night. We had a good laugh about our travel experiences, little incidents, helps from strangers, strange food, and certainly some bad experiences as well. It made me realise that’s one of the fun parts for travelling. So I thought I probably can try to make some mini posts about short travel stories, encounters, maybe just things happened on the trips. I used to like travelling solo before I met my husband. I loved the feeling that I could just pack my bag, get a ticket and go. Don’t get me wrong, I love travelling with friends or families. However, organising a trip is not as easy as it sounds, especially when everyone has a busy life. Pairs, 2009 It was a cold morning in the winter. I was walking down the Champs-Élysées Avenue. It was drizzling. All of a sudden, I found an umbrella above my head. I was taken by surprise. I turned my head and saw a middle-age man holding an umbrella over …

Scallion Pancakes (olive oil version)

I probably mentioned in my previous posts that my mom came here for a visit last month. Since she only can stay with us for two months, I must make the most of it during her stay. We did some travelling, Fraser Island, Tasmania (I will write about it once I get a chance) and some places in Brisbane. If you follow my Instagram (here), you probably have already seen some photos. Anyway, apart from travelling, finally I have had opportunities to cook some traditional Chinese family dishes with her, like the dumplings, pork buns, minced pork noodles and many other things. The scallion pancake is one of them. I remember I used to eat tons of it when I was a teenage. My best friend and I went to a small eatery near our school to have the pancake as our afternoon snack almost every single day when we were in high school. Because it was so yummy, we always ate too much. By dinner time, we just couldn’t eat anything anymore. My best friend’s …

The Blog-aholic Award

Another award this year! It has been really amazing! This is the second award nomination I have received from other bloggers. It really means a lot to me. I feel grateful for all your support and love. Thanks a million to Felicia from felisrecipes for the nomination. Felicia writes about her culinary experience and shares her delicious recipes on her blog. I am sure you will love her posts. Check it out! The Blog-aholic Award is created by The Recipe Hunter. “It is an award for bloggers addicted to blogging with creative, ingenious and inspiring posts. They mesmerize their followers with their posts, keep them captivated and riveted to their blog. The Blog-aholic Award is also for bloggers who share and inspire others” – The Recipe Hunter (Cook and Enjoy). Here are the rules of the award:  Put the above award logo/image on your blog List the rules Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog (it can be to the post in which they nominated you or any other post or you can …

BareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm | Review

I went shopping with my mom few weeks ago. Although I didn’t have anything in mind, I still went in and tried few things (as usual) in our local Mecca beauty store. When I was trying the BareMinerals Buttercream lip gloss, these cute pretty lip balms caught my eyes. I ended up taking two with me home. Somehow I cannot find this lip balm on BareMinerals website anymore. From Mecca’s website, it says it’s an oil-balm contains Vitamin E and passion fruit seed oil. It claims the formula hydrates and nourishes the lips. I got the colour of Tangerine Pop and Nude Passion. Tangerine Pop is a bright orange/coral colour, while the Nude Passion is a neutral nude colour. I love both. Nude Passion is definitely like your lips but better. Tangerine is warm coral, which goes well on my tanned skin in summer. I was impressed by the colour payoff. If I just apply once, it gives a hint of colour. If I want more colour on my lips, I only need to apply two or three …

The Liebster Award

Big thank you to Elsie L.M.C. for the nomination. I was nominated by Elsie for my second Liebster Award. It’s such an honour to receive the nomination. It’s truly awesome. I really appreciate everyone takes time to stop by and read my posts. Thanks for all the support and inspiration. Elsie L.M.C. shares her passion of writing, reading, creating recipes on her blog. I have been a follower for a while now. Her blog contents are very versatile. I always find her blog inspiring. Please check out her blog, here.   The Rules Post 11 facts about yourself Nominate 11 other bloggers Ask them 11 questions List the rules! So that your nominees know what to do and answer the questions you were asked. 11 facts about me: I love pickles, pretty much all sorts. I love to cuddle. Who wouldn’t? 😛 I don’t like clowns. Creepy! I quit drinking coke for over 10 years. I have a brother. We used to fight a lot when we were kids. Somehow, we are still very very close. I am terrible at …

Apple Rose Pie

One of our friends had a trip to an apple farm and brought boxes and boxes of apple back. These apples are so good, sweet, juicy and crunchy. Totally my type of apple. Since I got so many in my kitchen, I have been trying all sorts of way to cook/eat the apples when they are still fresh. I use them in my salad, dessert, to cook with pork or make some apple juice. I made these apple rose pies yesterday. It turned out pretty and tasty. I love the way it looks and how simple it can be made. I used some cranberry sauce I made yesterday in the pie. Speaking of the cranberry sauce, it’s from my last bag of frozen cranberries. No more! 😦 Oh, can’t tell you how much I love it! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this post. The Pie is very pretty. I love it as a dinner dessert with some icing sugar and whipped cream! 🙂 Makes 2 6-inch pies INGREDIENTS Firm apples – 5 or 6 (Royal Gala …

Travel Tag!

My first Travel Tag! 😀 Big thank you to rebbit7 for tagging me. This is very exciting! I love travelling. It always makes me feel excited. I know I am going to see new places, meet new people, try different food,  and experience new things and different culture. Just came back from a week-long road trip to Tasmania. I totally feel exhausted with all the driving, but it’s perfect timing to do a travel tag post! I am thrilled to have been tagged by rebbit7 . I have been a long time follower for her blog. She writes about travel, poetry and many other interesting contents. I always find her posts inspiring. Now, let’s get on with the questions.  🙂 1. WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE YOU HAVE VISITED? Hmm. That’s a hard question to answer. I got few favourite places I love, British virgin island, Malta and Greece. 2. IF YOU COULD VISIT ANYWHERE TOMORROW, WHERE WOULD YOU PICK? Probably Tibet. I have had it on my list for a very long long time.  I still haven’t found …