Monday, July 28, 2014

[BEAUTY REVIEW] NATTA COSME Miss Hana Gel Eyeliner (Stardust)

''In her dreams, her fairy godmother
sprinkled her with stardust
She then leaves a trail of glitters
which is never forgotten''

Make up makes women look outstanding and beautiful. Eyeliner is one of the most important cosmetics to define our eyes, especially for Asians like me who have monolids. Whether you choose a soft line or a dramatic stroke, you can easily embellish the windows to your soul by spending just a few minutes in front of a mirror with an eyeliner. And don't you agree that eye contact is the strongest form of non verbal communication? My lecturer, who specialised in Paediatrics once told us that when she first enters a ward, she will immediately look the patient in the eye. ''This helps me understand my patient's story behind the pain.'' She explained. I couldn't agree more. Same goes to all kinds of interactions we make with people around us. Hence it really does make a difference for girls to spend some time on eye make up.

Today I am going to review something that can give you alluring eyes, that can transform your look, just like how fairy godmother transformed Cinderella. It is Miss Hana Gel Eyeliner of Stardust Series! All thanks to the kind sponsor of Natta Cosme. This is also the first time that I am doing beauty review for Natta Cosme, so proud to be part of Nattalicious! :)

Natta Cosme wrapped the eyeliners nicely in a small black box, making it a pleasure for us to receive the parcel at our doorstep. And it was love at first sight - I absolutely love the lace details around the little pink packaging. The eyeliner pencil is very light and it looks sleek, easy for girls to carry around!

Miss Hana Gel Eyeliner comes in four colours: 

01 Night Black
02 Galaxy Black
03 Choco Brown
04 Golden Brown

This time I am just going to review the Stardust Series, which is the 02 Galaxy Black and 04 Golden Brown. The special thing about these two colours is that they give off a shimmering effect to your eyes. Perfect for attending events at night! It helps you to stand out and become the center of attention. Oh I can't wait to get my hands on it!

There are Chinese descriptions at the back of the box since it is a cosmetic brand from Taiwan. What are the factors to consider when you are choosing an eyeliner? Basically, Miss Hana Waterproof Eyeliner Pen is based on waterproof, oil, concentrated color three demands. It has gelatinous texture of moderate hardness, designed for easy use. It claims to be extremely waterproof removable, anti-sweat, anti-tears, oil, and maintain a whole day without smudges. Now one can easily create attractive three-dimensional deep eyes! Let's try and see.

The eyeliner comes with a plastic cap. It is creamy and it glides on smoothly, making it easy for beginners to apply. Here's some hand swatches! The only thing that I don't like is that I will need to sharpen the tip of the pencil quite often when it becomes blunt. That makes it difficult to achieve thin line on eyelids. And the glittery bits only reflect brightly at certain angle, which disappointed me a little. But it's okay! This means that I can not only use it for parties at night, but also daily use to school or work!

As you can see, I wrote ''Star'' with 02 Galaxy Black and ''Dust'' with 04 Golden Brown. It delivers richly pigmented colour, just one swipe is enough! Next, let's start with the mandatory....

Waterproof & Smudge Test

Tadaaa - Miss Hana Gel Eyeliner is really waterproof! It doesn't smudge after I kept my tap running for like three minutes. Colour stays! Tried rubbing it after running under the water and still, it doesn't budge at all. To my surprise, even the glitters stay!

Waterproof and smudge test, both checked! :)

Even though it is waterproof and smudgeproof, it can be removed easily with any make up remover.

Here comes the most challenging part of this review - I am going to try it on my eyes! When I was drawing I couldn't help but to think of a really funny meme that I have seen....

fml ill just be a panda
Image from google

I'LL JUST BE A PANDA HAHAHA. I only started putting on make up like few months ago? So pardon me if I didn't do well here. But I accept all kinds of comments so let me know how I did kay kay? :) However, putting on eyeliner is not that difficult as you imagine, there are lots of videos on Youtube teaching you the correct way, you just have to be a little more patient! :)

002 Galaxy Black



Can you see the difference? What I do is I draw by following the natural shape of my eyes because natural looking lines is what I desire. It really does enhance the appearance of my eyes and make my eyes look bigger. I expect the lines to look more shimmery but they don't. However, despite of having shimmer it doesn't irritate my eyes at all. This definitely is a plus point. :D

In general, the best time to apply eyeliner is after you have applied eyeshadow but before you apply mascara. But today I am not applying eyeshadow or mascara at all, to give full focus on the eyeliner! The easiest application happens when you tilt your head back and use your non-drawing hand to stretch the skin on the outside of your eye a bit. Raise your eyebrows so that your eyelid does not block your lash line at all. It may also be helpful to rest your elbow on a table to keep your hand steady. :)

004 Golden Brown

Same way of application. I prefer this colour, I think it suits my hair colour more. It also provides more of a natural day look. What do you think?

Overall, I really like this eyeliner. It probably isn't the best eyeliner, but it is the best alternative choice if you cannot afford high end brands. It is only selling at RM24.90 at Natta Cosme! (Original price: RM34.90) You can get it here.

To thank you for reading until this line, I have a good news to share with you!
 In conjunction with Hari Raya, Natta Cosme will be having a 20% off for Miss Hana
Gel Eyeliner, simply key in "MHES 20" during purchasement. 
This code is valid until 31/08/2014.

For more information, do visit:

Natta Cosme official website:
Natta Cosme Facebook page:
Natta Cosme Instagram:
Natta Cosme email:

It's another achievement unlocked for me - another beauty review done! *phew*
Hope you like my review!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

[ANNOUNCEMENT] Amante Nail Spa & Body Care Charity Fair

''Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, 
but from doing something worthwhile.''
Wilfred Grenfell

The horrifying news of MH17 crash recently once again reminds us that life is so vulnerable and unpredictable. That we should cherish people around us and to spread the love - which is what everyone needs at this crucial moment. Then I came across Butterfly Project Malaysia's post on Facebook, and I know this is time for me to contribute. Please read on if you wish to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light. 

Amante Nail Spa, a superlative spa for women housing popular beauty and wellness needs will be hosting a one-day Amante Charity Fair. Proceeds from the Charity Fair will be donated to GOOD SAMARITAN HOME – Home for Children in Malaysia for their education. It would make learning possible for students of all ages, from pre-school to graduate school, providing basic education to those who need it most.

How Can You Help?
1. Purchase the Amante Charity Voucher booklet from the nearest Amante outlet. Visit for a list of locations near you. Inside the booklet is:

7 x RM5 cash voucher to redeem treatments/games/food
One (1) thank you hot stone treatment worth RM88

2. Don’t have time? You can transfer/bank in to Amante Beauty Care Sdn Bhd (MAYBANK ACC NO. 512491131743). Send transfer note/bank-in slip to with name, e-mail address & mobile number. You can collect your Amante Charity Coupon Booklet on 7th September, 2014 at Amante Charity Fair.

3. The best way to show your support for these amazing young children and to Good Samaritan Home - join them! Mark your calendar! :)

Date: 7th September 2014 (Sunday)
Time: 10am to 6pm
Venue: Amante Kota Damansara

You can make a difference. :)

For more details, visit Amante Nail Spa & Body Care's
Official website

Lots of love,

Monday, July 21, 2014

[ANNOUNCEMENT] It's CRES 11th Anniversary!

Hello readers! :) Having Monday blues? I have a great announcement to make today! CRES WELLNESS is celebrating their 11th Anniversary!

Being the founder of CELLNIQUE – the first and largest Paramedical Skincare brand in Asia, CRES WELLNESS offers a wide range of personalized therapy that contours women towards ultimate beauty of mind, body and spirit. It helps women to achieve Confidence, Relaxation, Elegance and Sophistication. It has more than 30 types of beauty treatments using CELLNIQUE products, and 11 years of extensive experience in beauty.

CRES new facial treatment Plotox Micro Facelift 
CRES is proud to present to you their new facial treatment, using nanotechnology and biological liposome encapsulating technology to combine the anti-aging factor "Green Peptides" and whitening factor "AHAS" . It penetrates quickly into deep skin cells to provide nutrition to the cell. It also increases the production of collagen and elastic fibers, making skin look full, shiny, white and young. This treatment will provide visible result within 15 minutes, rapid repair of the ruptured collagen, reduce wrinkles, tighten eye bags, reducing pores size, lifted and sharpened facial contour. You may look 5-10 years younger given continuous therapy for 3 months. Wow, I can't wait to try!

To thank the customers for their continuous support in these eleven years, you are now cordially invited to their open day! It will be held from 2/8/2014 to 3/8/2014 at 9 branches throughout Malaysia. During the celebration every customer can enjoy up to 70% discounts and offers by CRES. The most exciting and special of the event are lucky draw gifts, cash voucher worth more than RM1million waiting for you to win! All you have to do is:

2. Fill in the details as shown below.

3. Be ready to receive an auto email of the voucher as shown below! As simple as that!

So what are you waiting for? Join the campaign, get your voucher, join the fun! :)

For more details, please contact 
CRES Hotline: 016-2077126
Email to CRES care line:
Jusco Cheras Selatan(03-90763369), 
The Gardens(03-22876369), 
Bukit Tinggi Klang(03-33240828), 
Metro Prima Kepong(03-62507868), 
Puchong (03-80751289),
 Jusco Seremban II (06-6015828),
 Jusco Bandaraya Melaka (06-2921951), 
Taman Desa Tebrau JB (07-3577012).

CRES Wellness Facebook page:
CRES Wellness Official Website:

Gentle reminder to self and my beloved readers.
“The purpose of life is to live it, 
to taste experience to the utmost, 
to reach out eagerly and 
without fear for newer and richer experience.” 
― Eleanor Roosevelt

I wish you are enjoying life as much as I do! Till then! xoxo

Saturday, July 12, 2014

La Vie En Rose: The Heist - Agent Lola

What a long and tiring day. Agent Lola just finished a hot bath and changed into her sweet pajamas.
A sweet and demure young woman she is.

On her bed, she is working on a small tablet. 
Her eyes are heavy and sore, but she is determined to locate the lost money

She has a good feeling today.

Slowly she inserts a series of number to the tablet from the note she obtained this afternoon. 
The waiting time is killing. She wonders if the world stops turning; if time itself pauses and everything is on hold. 
Her heart is pounding in her chest.


And Voila! The location is not so far from her. She smiles: ''I got you.''

What is she going to do next?

Little Black Dress - Kim (You can find it here)
Black Stockings - Eryn
Nude Zhane Studded Satchel Bag - Lovebaglovebag
Queen Pearl Ball Earring - Happy2u
Korean Torch Ring - Happy2u
Venue - Pariss Hotel

Photos by Kelvin Ong
Make up by Jennifer
Styled by Million Mars

This post is part of the first fashion editorial project of Ma Cherie Johor Bloggers group. Special thanks to our kind sponsor Happy2ucc. With their wide selection of accessories, every girl can be beautiful without having to spend much. Their ready stock and instant delivery save girls a lot of hassle. We are also grateful to have Lovebaglovebag sponsoring all the bags and clutches in this editorial project. Also we would like to thank Pariss Hotel for such a lovely room. This is a project we have been working on for months. Your support is what keeps us going. We hope you like the story! :)

Read more of the behind the scene stories >>HERE<<

La Vie En Rose: The Heist - Behind The Scene

On the 15th of June, I was given a new life.

Ma Cherie Johor Bloggers made their debut recently and everyone was curious - who are they? What are they going to do next? If you read the beautiful story of Ma Cherie in my previous post, you will know that Ma Cherie is a group of eleven ladies with big dreams brought together by fate, and decided to pursue their dreams together. And now, we proudly present to you our debut project - La Vie En Rose: The Heist, which is our first fashion editorial project.

The mastermind behind this project, who is also our script writer for the story, Eryn, got her inspiration when a song came across her mind - ''La Vie en Rose'' sung by French singer Édith Piaf. It means "Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses" in French. What it tries to portrait is that when we view the world through rose-colored glasses, things seem to be better than they really are. With that cheerful and optimistic perception of things, Ma Cherie girls found the courage to dream even bigger. Eryn couldn't help but being captivated by the beautiful melody of the song. 

Looking at the world through rose colored glasses,
Everything is rosy now.
Looking at the world and everything that passes,
Seems of rosy hue somehow.

Man, money and power. Eryn decided that the story will revolve around these three things, which women believe they could use these to control their destiny. Hence lead to the never ending chase. Friedrich Nietzsche once said that, “In revenge and in love woman is more barbaric than man is”. They are willing to do anything to fulfill their desires. Betrayals, dirty tricks, exploitation.

Mind you, we are talking about beautiful woman with both brain and beauty.

The project aims for us to step out of our comfort zone to challenge a new look or style that we have never tried before. And I was given this role - Agent Lola, a young lady who smiles like an angel to cover up the fact that she is working for an underground association. This is the first time I am participating in a photo shoot project like this, so I get really nervous and uneasy that I have to pose in front of the camera. And if you knew me you would know that I seldom dress in this way or put on such heavy make up. (I hope I look okay?) So I see this project as a major break through to me!

The photo shoot turned out to be a huge success because I have the most professional team to back me up. I have Eryn, who put in so much effort, from preparing the script, styling my look to guiding me throughout the photo shooting. I have Kelvin, our photographer who spent hours to try shooting from different angles so that we all look good in the photos. I have Jennifer, who put on the best make up for me so that I look flawless in front of the camera. Not forgetting the other Ma Cherie girls who are ever supportive and encouraging. This is something we have been working on for months, it is our labour of love. I am blessed to have all of you with me in this memorable event of my life. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

What do you think of my look? Do you love the story? How about we do it more often? ;)
Let us know! Your comment will make my day :)

Read about Agent Lola here
Like Ma Cherie Johor Bloggers Facebook page to know what happens after Agent Lola

Thursday, July 10, 2014

[FOOD REVIEW] Absolute Thai @ KSL City Mall, Johor Bahru.

Sa-Waa-Dee-Kha! I am not a big fan of Thai cuisine. But I love Thai food - the variety of ingredients, the array of flavours and colours, the dynamic combinations.  And if you tried Absolute Thai, you will agree with me that they serve the best Thai food in town. Ma Cherie Johor Bloggers are honored to be invited to a food review at Absolute Thai, KSL City Mall. The girls were all hyped up when we first got the invitation. Everyone was all ready for the big feast and the awaiting spiciness.

Absolute Thai has a total of fourteen branches spread across Klang Valley and Johor, with three of them located in Johor - KSL City, Johor Premium Outlets and Mall of Medini. They serve reasonable authentic Thai cuisine in a chic and modern interior.

The central theme of wood and brick accented with borders of black and red is preserved throughout its outlets, as is the mix of vintage and modern artwork that adorns its walls.

Thai Mango Salad with Crispy Catfish RM15.90
If you want to know a little about Thai cuisine and what makes it so engaging, start with this salad!

The manager of Absolute Thai, Wei Wei showed us how the Thais eat this dish. Crush the crispy catfish into small pieces and mix with the crunchy mango. This salad will blow you away with its tastebud-awakening flavors. It is fruity, sweet, sour and salty! I love the crunchiness of the fresh mango.

Thai Fish Cake (4 Pieces) RM9.90
Thai Fish Cakes are a common street food in Thailand.

The fish cakes are served with Thai sweet chili sauce and chopped cucumber. They aren't battered, which I find allows for more of the fresh taste of the fish, spices, and herbs to come through. It was a little too spicy for me to handle. I had to drink a whole glass of water to relieve the spiciness. (Hey wait, this is still an appetizer!)

Pineapple Fried Rice with Prawns RM16.90
Another signature dish of Thailand, beautifully served in a carved-out pineapple.

Look at the crunchy cashew nuts, chicken floss and the mouth-watering big prawns on top of it. Not to mention the juicy pineapple, onions and generous amount of sweet raisins in the fried rice. Puurrrrfect.

Tom Yam Soup 
served in clear base or red based
for  4 persons
chicken RM38.90
seafood RM42.90

The highlight of the night - hot and sour tom yam with seafood, the classic Thai soup. Don't be deceived by the clear broth. it definitely tastes spicier than that! Never judge a book by its cover, eh? ;) It is best enjoyed accompanied by white rice. Packed with fragrant Thai herbs and spices, first drink of it and it awakened my senses and set my tongue alive. And I was left with a very pleasant heat in my mouth. The fish is also fresh plus my favourite mushrooms. Wow. I love it!

The fiery looking red tom yam is actually less spicy than the clear based tom yam! Wei Wei explained to us that coconut milk is added in the red based tom yam, which explains the slightly sweeter broth.

All the Ma Cherie ladies love the tom yam! :D

Stir-fried Bean Curb with Hot Basil Leaves RM12.90

Stir fried bean curd served with ground peanuts in sweet and sour sauce. A good side dish to go with the tom yam. Best served hot!

Sizzling Ming Prawns with Tamarind Sauce RM38.90

Just so you know, Tamarind sauce is also known as sweet and sour sauce. The prawns are really huge and delicious. Hmm slightly overpriced, perhaps?

Drinks of the day
Cool down after meals with a sip of Thai style cold drinks.

From the left: Muay Thai Punch RM12
Lemongrass Juice RM8
Thai Iced Coffee RM9
Thai Iced Tea RM9

Thai Iced Coffee and Thai Iced Tea look like the famous Sarawak three layer tea. Absolute Thai uses only tea leaves and coffee powder imported from Thailand to ensure the quality of the drinks!

Mango with Sticky Rice RM11.90

First thing comes to my mind when talking about Thai food - so how could I miss this? Sticky rice paired with sweet coconut milk topping and cool mango slices is a refreshing pairing to spicy Thai meal. Must-try! 

Water Chestnut in Coconut Milk Topped with Jack fruits RM7.90

I enjoy admiring the small reddish jewels in it. A refreshing way to end the meal. :D

It was a great evening full of laughter. After all, it's who you eat with that matters the most. :) A big thanks to my Ma Cherie girls for the accompany for the night. Thank you Wei Wei for your kind explanation throughout the food tasting session! 

So next time when you are looking for authentic Thai food in JB, you know where to go. ;)

Absolute Thai (KSL City Mall Branch)
Lot LG-22A, Level LG,
KSL City,
33, Jalan Seladang,
Taman Abad,
80250 Johor Bahru,
Tel: 07-289 0052

Operating Day: Monday to Sunday
Operating Hour: 11:30am - 9:30pm

No pork, no lard, no Halal cert

Deal to steal! What are you waiting for?

Till then!
Eunice :)

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