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Barbie Eyesland Cosmetic Contact Lenses [Beauty Review]

Barbie Eyesland Cosmetic Contact Lenses [Beauty Review]

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Nour Ain Beauty Care review; is it worth to try?

Nour Ain Beauty Care has been around for awhile now but I never get the courage to try. I’ve been hearing about many feedback of how it can lightens the skin and it fits my condition of a long period of sunburn. Would like to get rid of it PERMANENTLY!

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This is their new look, but the one I bought is in old packaging

I’ve been searching around few months back for skin product to try, and made up my mind to march in the kedai jamu and bought one. To my surprise, it was so cheap compared to other skincare set inside the kedai jamu, wanting to know why badly, I asked the owner of the shop. His feedback is genuine and not biased at all. It is more of an act of making his kedai bankcrupt. No kidding!

All of them comes from the same formulations. Does it includes Nour Ain?

He told me something that I already know. The way human thinks is stereotype; expensive means good. Would like to break the truth to you readers, most of the skincare in that particular class used the same formulations and most of them contain mercury or hydroquinone or other kind of hazardous chemicals. And you are wondering why your face magically becomes whiter (you see, lighter and whiter have different meaning). A much famous brand usually will get banned faster by the KKM. This is when envy gets in place. Rivalry. These people will lodge reports about certain products to reduce competition.

Me and my curiosity. Curiosity killed the cat!

Since the price is good, I just can’t resist not to buy. I bought the 3 in 1 set consists of the soap, night cream and UV foundation cream. I’ve been using it for a solid month and my review below is solely my opinion about the product. I have dark brown hair and eyes,  big pores, medium fair skin with yellow undertone and oily/combination skin.

Here goes the review.

My first week of using the set seems good. My skin seems to lighten and pores are shrank. I have no problem until I stopped applying the night cream. My personal opinion about the night cream is a nightmare. It doesn’t sink into my skin and it has this sticky consistency that doesn’t feel right! I get headache every time I applied the cream. My skin started to have big blackheads that can been seen obviously from a meter distant and I started to have bum all over my face and that was right before Ramadhan.

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The soap has a drying effect on skin after each usage.

As I googled for information to write this post, I came across this article. Allah, I just realised how barbarous I was to my skin. I looked at the mirror and immediately understand why I have all these inflammations. The skin gets worse right after I stop using the night cream. It contains MERCURY!

Please tell me how I should do my raya with this face.

Mercury is dangerous. I mean really dangerous. According to WHO,  mercury in skin lightening product can cause kidney damage, skin problems as well as a reduction of skin’s resistant to bacterial and fungal infections. Other effects include anxiety, depression or psychosis  and peripheral neuropathy.

Eid is just in a month time and I told myself I need to change my skincare again. Stay tuned to know how I heal my skin on my next post and how my skin reacts as soon as I ditch this whole set.

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I am not sure if they are using the same formulation with the old one but my review is based on the old packaging.

Hopefully my sharing this time give you a thorough look on this kind of cosmetics. If you have sunburn like me, embraced it. It is okay to have flaws rather than looking all beautiful but putting yourself in danger. A snake in the grass, a matching idiom for what has happened. I wish Malaysia would have stricter laws on giving permissions to these kind of business. Consumers health should be prioritised and it is our rights to have a safe product anyways.

You can read about other type of cosmetics that has been banned from this link.. Would like to remind you, there are still plenty to be banned in future. For your safety precautions, buy skincare product that works to clean not to change color.

Losing friends; why it happens and how I cope with it.

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Sunway Pyramid West; the intoxicating touch of parenthood.

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Eid Money Envelope to send love with style this raya- free printable

Eid Money Envelope to send love with style this raya- free printable

Eid money envelope is one of the traditions we as Muslim never fail to comply every year on Eid Al Fitr in Malaysia. I remember of getting 5 cents upon visiting one of my late grandmother’s neighbour back when I was 7. I was getting this feeling of how scrooge this abang was. At that time the rainbow paddle pop was priced at 50 cents each, and the maths in my head indicates that I need to visit 10 houses of scrooge people in order to buy that one ice cream. The sun shone confidently and it was so exhausting, but there’s this little tingling of thrills hay-wiring all over me whenever I received this money sized envelope. A surprise, possibly a 5 cents or a RM 50!

A generous token just to say I love you.

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Eid money envelope designed by Ema for emanods.com

As I get older, my perspective of this money giving has changed. It is none other that a pursue of gaining smiles from the young ones. A happiness, we as an adult finds luxurious. The value inside of the envelope does not matter much, but the thrill and the happiness of getting the envelope is.

 

An eid money envelope designed to suit the giver’s personality.

My mom used to collect so many eid money envelopes from banks whenever we’re about the celebrate Eid Al Fitr and most of the time will use the prettiest among them for the celebration. I do understand the expectation of the appearance of the eid money envelope does not exceeds its function but I am 100% sure there are plenty more out there like me who value some personal touch on things we are about to give away (Siapa zodiak Cancer angkat tangan!!!!).

Free printable designed by Ema especially for emanods.com’s reader.

If you are more of a minimalist and very hands on with kids, the Fynn Jamal’s duit raya method will be your suitable candidate. But if you are like me, a mixed-tape kind of perempuan with a tint of mystery and noise, you would possibly will love this free printable eid money envelope. My theme is brazenly romantic, out of topic but still there. The pictures do not belong to me, I took it from the internet, therefore please don’t use this template to gain money. But the words are purely mine. What you need to do is download the PDFs, print them, cut them according to its shape, glue the sides and Voila! Enjoy!

Eid money envelope 1

The words meant for the loved ones I rarely meet. The usual feeling I felt when they are about to leave the house. The expected emptiness. The sweetest emptiness since you are going to treasure the moment and talk about it whenever you meet them again.

Link to download: the feeling of missing.

Eid money envelope 2

This one is just plain cheeky. But to flirt, you need to save some to create mystery. Keeping your composure while blurting your heart out. Classy.

Link to download: flirt alert

Eid money envelope 3

That rosemary reminds me of the food. Yasss! I know! Be prepared of gaining back all you love handles you’ve let go on Ramadhan. Ketupat rendang sila nikmati kawan, penat memasak malam ke pagi~~~~.

Link to download: the feast

Eid money envelope 4

The Eid Al Fitr marks the end of Ramadhan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. It means the festival of fast-breaking. Celebrating our victory against our nafsu. Subhanallah, it’s a beautiful day.

Link to download: beautiful day

Eid money envelope 5

This is just one of the flowers I love. I would love to put the “undying love” forget me not flowers, but they are an average beauty. So I put the orchid instead, not your average lady huh?

Link to download: exquisite lady

Eid money envelope 6

Aahh, this is my favorite baby. My personal encounter of falling in love to a handsome lad. I lost my coolness and my words are everywhere. He is just too shy to notice my crumble.

Link to download: head over heels

Eid money envelope 7

I have only one word to link to this flower. It’s my mother’s hues. I just miss my childhood sometimes. The way I see it, it is perfect. This flower looks cool and cold and fixed and beautiful. what a resemblance. Ahahhaha.

Love your mom guys! You only have one!

Link to download: blue flower

Indoor green; trending super cool house plant.

Indoor green; trending super cool house plant.

Indoor green has been the limelight as per now and there is no turning back to the artificial, expensive and disconnected fake flowers. Yes, fake flowers can stay around for more than a decade. It can be rearranged and cleaned multiple times, nothing wrong to […]

Cleaning iron base plate using one simple step in no time!

Cleaning iron base plate using one simple step in no time!

Cleaning iron base plate especially when you just scorched your iron is essential. Fortunately for you, this burned can be cleaned easily and your iron will look brand new. Burned iron can ruin your best dress! I remember this one time when my mother in […]

Aglio e olio with shrimp recipe; so easy you can make it with eyes closed!

Aglio e olio with shrimp recipe; so easy you can make it with eyes closed!

Aglio e olio safely landed inside my tummy! Nice feeling, I tell you!

Have you ever watched this movie “Ratatouille”? I bet you did. The 80’s children are always the biggest fan of Disney movie! (Eh, yeke?). Anyways, my main point is that movie taught me to believe that EVERYONE CAN COOK! When people say cooking is a talent, I probably would redefine it as persistence and interest make one a better cook. It means if you want to be good inside the kitchen, cook daily. I happen to cook daily as I have 2 little monsters who constantly starving! Let’s make it 3; 2 little monsters and 1 big monster. LOL.

I’ve just finished cooking for our sahur delivery project and while waiting for my husband’s return from the delivery, I just thought that I should share the recipe here inside the blog. I took the recipe from rasamalaysia.com .

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

This is the simplest and the easiest spaghetti recipe to make. The name itself says aglio (garlic) and olio (oil). Basically, you top note flavor is the garlic oil. Okay, let’s go forward to the recipe.

Ingredient

  1. Spaghetti
  2. Water, for boiling
  3. Olive Oil
  4. Garlic, minced
  5. Medium-size shrimp, tail on
  6. Sausage, sliced
  7. Red pepper flakes
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  10. Grated Pasta Cheese.
  11. Red capsicum, diced
  12. Tomato Cherry

Method

Bring a pot of water to boil. Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside. Save some of the pasta water.

Heat a skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds, add the shrimp, sliced sausage, chilli flakes, and salt. Cook the shrimp until both sides turn white, then add the spaghetti and water into the skillet. Stir to combine well.

Add the parsley and the red capsicum into the skillet, stir to distribute well. Turn off the heat and add the Parmesan cheese. Garnish with the tomato cherry and the remnant Parsley.

Dish out and serve immediately.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Cyberjaya Sahur Box is offering free delivery and free sahur wake up call!!

Cyberjaya Sahur Box is offering free delivery and free sahur wake up call!!

Cyberjaya Sahur box is in town. Sahur box! Sahur box! Believe it or not, we are going to welcome Ramadhan Kareem as near as tomorrow!! My goodness! I believe every moms have already prepared a list of what to cook for 30 days and stock […]


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Cyberjaya Sahur box is in town.

Sahur box! Sahur box! Believe it or not, we are going to welcome Ramadhan Kareem as near as tomorrow!! My goodness! I believe every moms have already prepared a list of what to cook for 30 days and stock up the fridge! Or maybe have been collecting flyers of food delivery since there will be days we would want to have a break from the kitchen. I also believe most of us do get tired of eating mandy chicken or khabsa lamb as they are so actively been delivered and monopolised around Cyberjaya.

Local taste on the menu.

Fret not! Cyberjaya Sahur Box is definitely brings local taste on the menu. They are offering a home-cooked meal prepared using filtered water, clean environment and InshaAllah together with selawat while preparing. An ideal muslim cooking don’t you think? Let’s look at what they serve on the menu!

What’s on the menu.

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The flyer tells everything already! The menu will be a fixed menu for the entire Ramadhan and they are the cook’s favourite. There are minimum order of two sets if you are living outside from Cyberia Smarthomes.

I personally think food delivery for sahur is a good idea, especially if your food tastes so sedap like Cyberjaya Sahur Box prepared. I bet you are going to love every menu they will deliver to you. That crunchy fried chicken, Aaaah, you will wonder why they don’t do it earlier last puasa?

I was told that orders should be made before 10 p.m. a day before the sahur day. It means if you want to order for Monday, you need to place your order on Sunday. The delivery will be made at 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. and please make sure you open the door as the delivery man needs to sahur too.

Should you have any questions, do drop them a message at:

whatapps: +60197270886

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email: cyberjayasahurbox@gmail.com