The unicorn hair your mom will say yes to / 76 Style review ft. Caffe crema

29 April 2017

okay...maybe not all moms, but my mom sure said yes! 

Two days ago was an off day from class and I've decided enough is enough, I need a break from all this built-up stress / busy schedule etc, so I booked a slot at my current go-to salon. ( though I probably visit a salon 4 times a year max LOL) Prior to my visit I've been discussing with my mom what colour I should get and even joked that I might just leave the salon with ash brown hair despite initially proposing blue/green hair to her! Who knew thanks to my indecisiveness, I'll be exiting the salon with rainbow ends! If you're interested in knowing how the process goes, remember to read till the end! 

Here's a glimpse of how bad my hair is T_T To be honest, I did not know my hair was THIS bad until I saw the photo! For my subtle unicorn hair mission, I've entrusted this task to Danny because I super love all the purple ombré colours he did for his other customers hahaha! Plus I did get my hair cut by him quite a few months ago and I quite liked it so yeah. PS. I even successfully converted my mom's go-to salon to 76 Style guys! (took months cause shes a super loyal customer to the previous salon she visits but I know what's best for her ok)

The first thing Danny had to do was snip off my split ends :') After that I got my ends bleached with Olaplex to reduce hair damage. Ever since I had a horrific bleaching experience in another salon, I have been super paranoid over bleach. But Miko was really good in this, she blended the bleach nicely!! I also really like it when people talk to me while doing my hair because I'm generally a very awkward potato.

After bleaching, we had the top half of my head dyed to a cool tone brown shade.

While the bottom half is coloured into variations of blue, green, purple, pink and a few strands of yellow and orange for fun. I really liked how Danny had these colours mixed and blended so nicely! I entered the salon with a bunch of pinterest screenshots of different hair colours and thought since I couldn't decide what colours I wanted I'll just get a brown ombre but in the end we went ahead with a bunch of colours! 

After washing off the dye + 3 step deep layer treatment, Miko's blowing my hair dry. 

Before I reveal the final results let me just thank my mom for dropping by the salon and getting me nuggets for lunch! I thought I'll be done in 3 hours, totally did not expect to spend 6 hours in the salon haha.

And viola~ 6 hours later here's the end results of my hair! Under darker lighting and through human eyes, my hair colour isn't that vibrant but it sure looks good in photos haha! Furthermore, because I only had to bleach once, I didn't expect so much colour to show up. You can say that I'm truly impressed! Also, my hair condition is so much better now!

The vibrance of my hair colour varies across different lighting, and now I know what hair colours would suit me and what won't :D 

Now you guys must be super curious how much $$ it will cost to get rainbow ends like mine right. I will be very honest, it's not cheap and the prices vary depending on your hair condition and length, but it was worth every ringgit spent. My grand total came up to RM766.08 after 15% discount. This includes: hair cut (RM76), Deep Layer 3 Step treatment (RM168), Bleach + Colour with 15% disc. ( RM447.1), and lastly add on Olaplex (RM75). 

Oh ya, before I forget here's a cup of latte I absolutely love. Caffe Crema is a cafe right next to 76 Style and you'll need to enter this cafe to enter 76 Style. So if you're planning an appointment, you definitely won't miss this place.

I generally spend my time here whenever I feel like working on my assignments with 0 distractions. The place is pretty cozy with decent wifi, it does get kinda busy during lunch though, but no matter what, it still serves my favourite go-to latte. 

They have pretty lights too!

On a totally unrelated note, I'm super excited to see all the other butterfly bloggers later at the Butterfly Project's birthday party round 1! 

Once again, thank you Danny and Miko for giving me such colourful beautiful hair!

76 Style & Caffe Crema @ Plaza Mont Kiara
E-01-02, Block E, Plaza Mont Kiara,, 2 Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

* not sponsored okayyyyyy *

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup - 120 creamy ivory review

19 April 2017

Morning everyone! I'm finally writing about my thoughts on another liquid foundation I've been trying out lately, and its the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Makeup in the shade 120 Creamy Ivory. To be honest, I did get this by mistake as I originally wanted the mini under-eye concealer instead. Long story short, I got the wrong foundation due to my lack of research. But hey, I guess I get to review something less popular on the internet, right? Anyways, since I've already spent my money on it, I figure I'd might as well give it a chance. 

So to get the product out, you're suppose to twist the red collar (?)

we're getting something. For those wondering about hygiene, the applicator is protected by an anti- microbial system. But let's be real, it's pretty sad that we can't literally wash the applicator.

ok we got something now

Here's a quick allergy/swatch test. I try my best to test face products on my hands first, that way it reduces the possibility of having a rash all over my face or something. So on the left we have 0 product and from the picture, we can tell that it's very obvious that we have foundation on the right. So now let's see my face's condition.

Personally I have some face discolouration issues especially around my nose area. Asides of that I also have stress acne issues. 

Look at them T.T Super jealous of those with smooth baby butt skin!!

I applied a fair amount. Though because it's pretty light weight, I think this amount was fine.

Not blended yet but we can see that from a few of my acne scars peeking through slightly, this is a sheer-medium coverage foundation.

After blending the foundation all over my face, my only comment is...

I can see why this isn't hyped upon.

Final Verdict:
As one with combi-skin type, this foundation definitely belongs to the oilier range. It goes on quite streaky with the applicator but blending was fairly easy because it doesn't dry down fast, or in fact, at all. Meaning, I had to set it with powder. If I were to leave the house forgetting to set the foundation, it'll be a disaster. Also I think this shade is probably one shade lighter than my skin tone. Although this isn't very visible in the photos, but in real life, it does seem slightly lighter, but as long as I have the rest of the makeup on, this is still workable.

The photos you see above are from my first experience using this foundation, the amount that went on my face was fairly nice and coverage was pretty decent as well. However, for odd reasons, many times using it after that day, the foundation coverage just seemed to get lighter and lighter. It's as if the foundation gradually goes from a medium to sheer coverage foundation to an all round sheer coverage foundation. Something I'm really not a fan of. 

 Price wise, I think for a drugstore liquid foundation that is retailing for $12.99 USD, it's not exactly cheap, but the main question is....

would I repurchase? 
I don't think so. 

The foundation does not dry up my skin or cause any flakiness like most face makeup do, but it does get pretty oily and simply just disappear throughout the day. So overall, this isn't something I'm a fan of. However if you're a fan of it, I'm glad it worked for you! :) Your money is well spent! :D

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On the side note, my internship has ended and my freelance work is almost complete. All health related problems are kinda stable as well so all is good. I have also just stepped into the first week of my final semester in college, hopefully this goes well. 

Can't wait to share more! Until next time!


Candy Gets Hungry #8: Sukishi at The Starling Mall, Uptown Damansara Review

2 April 2017

Hey everyone! I'm sure most of us has already heard of Sukiya, right? But have you heard of Sukishi Sukiyaki Buffet Steamboat?

A brief introduction, Sukishi is basically the non-halal version of Sukiya which I've been eager to try ever since I've first heard of it's existence in IOI City Mall, Puchong. As someone who rarely goes out of the way for food, I've never got to savour Sukishi until a month ago. b l e s s  m e  g u y s, because Sukishi Japanese steamboat buffet has finally opened a branch at The Starling Mall, Uptown Damansara. My craving goals for a sukiyaki buffet steamboat that serves unlimited pork slices is finally kilometers nearer to me. :')

The restaurant is located on the first floor of The Starling Mall, Uptown @ F-127, right next to Daiso.

For starters, I'll say what you should be expecting from Sukishi is pretty much similar to Sukiya, but a little more. Pretty much everything you can find in Sukiya is already in Sukishi but here in Sukishi, instead of beef balls, you get pork balls.

My first visit there was a month ago and since I've managed to drag the post all the way to my second visit(I swear I'm not proud of that), I found out that during dinner session, you get prawns(@sukishi) instead of frozen scallops(@sukiya). I'd personally prefer frozen scallops lol

Do correct me if I'm wrong but I don't recall seeing fruits at Sukiya, so here's something else you could find while dining at Sukishi.

Honestly besides of the pork slices, this is one of my favourites Sukishi had to offer. Other than regular green tea, Sukishi offers a variety of dispenser drinks for your meal. I lost count of the amount of honey green tea refills I had.

Next up, we have the ice cream station. I'm not sure why but I personally feel that the ice cream here is tastier and creamier than the ones offered at Sukiya even though the flavours are exactly the same. 

Dipping sauces

My absolute favourites from the counter haha

 Beef slices
 Pork and lamb slices
What I truly love about Sukiya & Sukishi is how generous they are with their meat slices. I've had a few steamboat buffets previously so from past experience, besides of the Sukiya buffet I had in Kanazawa, Japan, no where else in Malaysia beats Sukiya & Sukishi's generosity with free flow of meat (that offers sukiyaki soup base)

Now I kept the most important deets to the last haahaha! *jeng jeng jeng* Buffet lunch is at RM31.80++ and buffet dinner is RM39.80++ with an additional RM2/head charge on weekend & public holidays. Children from the age of 4-11 years old are entitled to a 50% off discount.

Overall I'll say the experience was great, service was pretty good as well since the staff was able to refill my meat rather promptly despite a full house. Speaking about crowds, my first visit was during lunch on a fine weekend and my second was on a tuesday night after work. The weekend lunch crowd was definitely less packed compared to Tuesday night so I do recommend that if you're going with a large crowd especially for dinner, do remember to make a reservation. 

Sukishi, The Starling Mall,
6, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama,
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor,
phone number: +603 - 7662 5456

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