Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Pictures : Majlis Mandi Belawat, Berdikir & Doa Kesyukuran

Here are some of the pictures taken from our recent event. I'm so happy that our photographer managed to get good pictures even though Baby Iqbal was crying and being grouchy most of the time. :P

Monday, 29 October 2012

October Haul

I have to admit, collectively this month is my biggest haul so far both make ups (especially!) and also skin care products. I managed to complete my make up needs. I have not update my skincare as currently I am still using Laneige trial kit. It has been more than a month now and it might last up to three months. So, I am on a spending ban until our trip to Miri this mid-Nov. *not that long! hehe!* I'm not sure what else to get though, but most probably I'm gna do price comparisons and buy whatever that attracts me :P *slaps forehead*

First up these are the items I bought here,

L'Oreal Transparent Rosy White Day Cream with SPF17 PA++ 20ml B$6.70
Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie B$15.90
The Bodyshop Vitamin E Face Mist B18.90 (bought using bf's member card less 10%)
L'Oreal Magique Touche Concealer B$18.90 (currently at 10% discount)
Garnier Dark Spot Corrector B$7.90 (now at 10% discount)

When my sister and mom went to Miri, I asked them to help me buy these:

Revlon Lip Butter in Sweet Tart and Tutti Frutti RM22.41 (NP RM25)
Revlon Grow Luscious Liner in espresso RM29.61
Silkygirl Big Eye Mascara in black RM19.88

I also ordered few samples from Samplestore.com.sg on 7th Sept and the package just arrived on 24th Oct. Yes its that longg! Boo! I was looking for exfoliator so I bought the samples first. The samples are free but I paid for the shipping cost B$6.84 (Saw the stamp on the envelope it 'might' only cost S$0.80 :@ So yea, no I do NOT recommend buying from this site unless you do not mind paying for the overpriced charges.

Ginvera Marvel Gel
Bio Essence Exfoliator with ATP
Bio Essence Hydra Spa Energy Sleeping Mask

Anddd I received my Natural Collection makeups from our friend, Andrea who came back from UK after finishing her Masters. Im a happy bunny when she gave these to me. She told me at first that she could not buy it as she's afraid of her excess baggage but she did anywayyy!!! Thank you Drea! :D I am in love with the blush and I will probably going to get more!!! :P Hehe

Blush in Rosey Glow
Loose Powder in Warm Tanslucent
Concealer in Fair

I am not sure if I will be reviewing any of these items. But if you want to know more about any of the items mentioned above, just leave me a comment and I will try to give a short review :)

Friday, 26 October 2012

Two Events Preparation

I love planning for events (even though sometimes its a little stressful *lol*) but I'm really excited planning for these two events. First up is Majlis Mandi Belawat, Berdikir dan Doa Kesyukuran this Saturday and then, insya Allah Baby Iqbal's first birthday next month.

Alhamdulillah.. Our preparations for our event this Saturday has been going well. It is going to be simple, no mini pelamin although I wish we could have. But since we'll have another event coming up, so I had to make wise decisions here and there.

For Majlis Mandi Belawat, Berdikir dan Doa Kesyukuran's, our preparations include:
  • Catering
  • Doorgifts
  • Bunga telur and telur in a box for everyone
  • Orang Berdikir
  • Bunga Rampai from MIL and Babureh (sp?)
  • Photographer - Dlah
  • MUA - Nana Makeup Pengantin
  • Attires 
    • baby Iqbal - baju melayu from Zulkader Serusop, sinjang and dastar (rent from Roza Rohaya Serusop)
    • mama - baju kurung fesyen from newly found good tailor in Serusop, tudong from Firoz and tiara (rent from Roza Rohaya)
    • ayah - baju melayu from Zulkader Serusop
Other than mentioned above, for the rest we just have to make full use of what's available. In case you're wondering, we have done aqiqah for Baby Iqbal through Darussalam Holdings during Hari Raya Haji/ Qurban in Mekah. Another reason why we want to have this function on Saturday so the aqiqah and function are being done together (literally!). Btw,


And as for Baby Iqbal's first birthday party.. I have a theme already - Pororo (if you don't know who and what Pororo is, its actually a cartoon from Disney Junior channel and its a cute penguin!). I'm going to incorporate the colours - in blue, orange, yellow and white for decorations and desserts table. Meriah right? :D

My dear friends will help me with the decorations. As for food, we will have a few varieties in small quantity including nasi lemak, mee kari or soto and etc. Sweet tooth desserts table will be available with array of flavours of cupcakes to candies and chocolates. Not forgetting, the birthday cake! Goodies for the kids also will be given. That's about it I guess. :D I'm more excited about his birthday party though :P

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Teething Fever

First of all, I am very sorry for the lack of updates for the past few days. I have been occupied with Baby Iqbal's yet another, teething fever (and everything the comes with it!). His temperature has been inconsistently going up and down since Sunday. Poor Baby! :(

I hope he will get better soon as this Saturday, will be held his Majlis Berdikir and Mandi Belawat for yours truly. Insya Allah!

his signature pose :P Isn't he cute??? :D

Friday, 19 October 2012

Baby Iqbal turns 11 months

Big milestone this month. Baby Iqbal's teeth FINALLY appeared. He can stands for few seconds already before dropping down on his bottom. He can walks along the sofa/ table already too. Alhamdulillah.. Baby Iqbal is getting older already nonetheless still CUTE and ADORABLE! :D

his attempt to help us packing the doorgifts :P

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Our Little Bunny ❤

I am supposed to post this on Monday but I could not get a good picture of it. Now I do!!! Thanks to my sister ;) Baby Iqbal's teeth finally appeared! I guess that was the reason why he was feeling unwell last week. Alhamdulillah.. More teeth to come I bet! :D I am the HAPPIEST mom!!! (and dad for DH :P)

There! Little white teeth. Can you see it?

Here's a close up! Can you see it now? :D

Monday, 15 October 2012

Review: St. Ives Fresh Skin Moisturising Olive Scrub

When I told my best friend that my concern was my visible blackheads around my nose, she told me to scrub my face. I have not use any scrub for a long time so I googled for a good scrub and found out about St. Ives Apricot Scrub. However, I could not find it here but I saw St. Ives Fresh Skin Moisturising Olive Scrub at Hua Ho Manggis cost $8.10 and bought it anyway :P

The best thing about this scrub is that it is formulated without parabens and phthalates. Awesome! The texture of this scrub is creamy with big granules (as in you can feel the little particles). Some might feel its a little harsh on their skin but I'm ok with it. I only put about 1cm at the tip of my finger then rub it onto the center of my face outwards for a few minutes and then rinse with water.

I have been using this scrub for two months now, at least twice a week or more because I usually use it when Im having my shower. I know that scrubs are usually to be use two to three times a week depending on your skin as it could be a little bit drying. I also know that some gentle scrub can be use daily. As for mine, it is too moisturising that I can actually use it daily or to remove my make up. So far, I can see that my blackheads is less visible now. Wee! :D

Will I repurchase this again? Maybe no. This is a good product but I want to try other scrub before sticking to the same one. :P

Friday, 12 October 2012

Catching Up Sesh

Yesterday, Baby Iqbal, my sister and I met my bestfriend B and M for a late catching up lunch at Excapade Sushi. :D Its been a long time since we last met. Luckily both B and M are on leave so we decided to go for a hi-tea. Then we realised that all of use have not had our lunch so late lunch it was! Haha

I'm so glad we finally gathered together. Everyone has been busy with our own life and this little outing meant so much for all of us. We made time just to catch up with each other and laughs at silly jokes just like in the past (when everyone is single that is! :P)

at Gloria Jean Coffee

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Get well soon, Baby!

A quick post. Baby Iqbal is currently down with runny nose and slight fever since yesterday morning. We have been giving him meds so hopefully he'll get better soonest! We brought him out for our usual breakfast with my sister this morning to cheer him up. He likes going out so we thought it'd be a good idea since he woke up unusually early today. Please pray for his speedy recovery. Thank youu :D

taken this morning while we had our breakfast

hehe you can see his runny nose here :P

Monday, 8 October 2012

Haircare : Shampoo and Conditioner

I have been blessed with thin flat straight hair all my life. I love it being naturally straight but I do not like the less volume hair I have. Even worst, my daily hair fall. Not helping at all. This has been my long time concern but I just didn't bother to do anything to fix it. Plain lazy!

I have only been using Head & Shoulder shampoo every other day for the last few years. I tried using Sunsilk but it made top of my hair oily. Now why is that? I also did not use hair conditioner because my hair stylist told me that I have a thin hair and I should not use any conditioner as that will makes it even thinner! Of course I do not want that to happen so I stopped using it.

Recently, Dear Husband had his hair cut at Trendyz in The Mall. Andre is so friendly and kind. He told DH that most of the shampoo here contains less nutrients than the ones available abroad. Something like that. Told us not to buy those made from the neighbouring countries. It is still okay to use, its not bad but the content is just less beneficial. If you get what he meant! I debated with DH about this, saying that these are made for Asian and those are for people with FOUR seasons! *lol* In the end, we stopped debating because we realised that it is useless to disagree about things that are not of our expertise :P

As a result, we bought new shampoo and hair conditioner from Dove recently. I've used it a couple of times and it did not make the top of my hair oily which is a plus! :D In case you're wondering, the reason why I use anti dandruff shampoo is when my hair gets oily these little flakes will come out too. :(

I'm curious! (and a little bit nosy :P) How often do you wash your hair? Do you use conditioner every time after you wash your hair? Since we usually use a head scarf, which type of shampoo do you use? Do you rotate between two shampoos?

P/S: You can read vivawoman.net for more informative and interesting topics discussed and products review on haircare.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

MomQuest for Nude pumps

I can't recall when exactly I've started my quest to find nude pumps but I'm sure, it has been awhile. I keep on nagging my best friend about this. :p

When I was pregnant last year, I stopped wearing heels and resorted to flats and fitflops (they were oh so comfortable for my swelling feet!) Few months after I gave birth, I thought I'd reward myself with a new pair of heels.

I went looking for something nude or natural. I think I went to Charles & Keith, Summit, Vincci and Pazzion. I did not find anything nude but I found a pair of cognac peep toe heels instead at Summit. Yay! Its pretty and natural enough. I love them on my feet :D

Size 4 - Heatwave (black) and Summit (cognac and nude)

I found a pair of peep toe nude right before Hari Raya last time but it is a little loose at the back and too white for my skin. *sighs* I bought the black peep toe when I was in UBD, during year 2. Yes, it has been that long! Definitely a keeper! :D Bought another one, not in the picture but I regretted it because I barely can walk in it! :((

You see, my quest has not ended yet. I'm still looking for the perfect nude (enough for my skin tone) pumps. A classic pumps. A pair of Loubies? Not in the near future. I'd probably just keep them in the box and not gna wear it until God knows when! (scared that I'll scratch the red soles *lol* :p)

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

New Lust: Coach Legacy Collection

I was never keen on Coach. I do not like their colourful monograms. Unlike their recent Legacy collection, it is the return of their classic bags and comes in array of colours - emerald green, sunflower yellow, carnelian red, cognac brown, cobalt blue, black and colourblock. Looove!

I definitely want to have a piece or two in my collection. Who can say no to classic handbags, right? It will never go out of season. I fall in love with Legacy Leather Penny Shoulder purse when I read about this from Bagaholicboy.com. This purse will be perfect for going to a small function (to neighbour's especially) where I only need to bring my phone, keys and tissue pack. Hehe ;)

Penny I'm in love! I do not mind having them all! *lol*
7 3/4" (L) x 5" (H) x 2 1/4" (W)
Before writing this entry, I checked again Coach.com and saw this beauty! Hello hello! I prefer this than the Candace Carryall, it looks Celine-like bag except it is rectangular in shape while Celine is square and box-y. This beauty is just perfect for work, right? It should fit a laptop in it and files and ... *excuses!* ;) Hehe

New Legacy Archival Top Zip Satchel
13" (L) x 9 3/4" (H) x 5 1/4" (W)

Do you like any bags from Coach Legacy collection? How about the colours?

Carnelian, Emerald and/or Cobalt are to die for! *lol* I would probably buy a Cognac because it will definitely be more suitable for any colours. Classic-looking in my opinion. ;)

Monday, 1 October 2012

Favourite Thing: Baby Cups

I can't believe finding the perfect cups for Baby Iqbal will be an adventure.

I first got him Tommee Tippee sippy cup but he did not like it. He loves to bite it though and move it around his gums. Then, my sister bought for him another TT sippy cup. He liked it at first then the sippy built up moulds in it. Euw!

So we bought him another sippy cup from Avent. The cover is so annoying and I had to detach the handle because he does not like it. He still can't control his intake amount so most of the time, Baby Iqbal choked 'kesadakan'. *kesian*

Lastly, we thought maybe we need to buy cup with straw instead. Saw one from Triple Star, Farlin and its working! He likes to sip it! :D He even can control drinking his water already. Although I'm quite annoyed with the cover because he likes to put it in his mouth too. *nyehs!* Might buy another one soon.

Sippy cups does not work for him from the very beginning. Should've known that.