After we are done with the quick exploration of the Katoomba town, we took the shuttle bus up to the Echo Point at Blue Mountains. It was surprisingly wasn't that cold up there, thanks to the warm sun!

Sooo.... H-Artistry - The Global Art of Mixing, shook the grounds of KL once again! Nicole and I certainly would not want to miss the chance to party and enjoy the lineups performance for the night, as how we always did for the past 2 years. This time, we tagged along the kids, Joel and friends!

Here's a great news for Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion fans out there! Hada Labo unveils its new improved Hydrating Lotion which lastingly hydrates and nourishes the skin for smooth, radiant and crystal-clear skin. We all know that the secret of to deep moist skin lies in getting moisture to work effectively across all layers of the skin. With this in mind, Hada Labo introduces its new Hydrating Lotion which now carries a new and enhanced HPP&M (High Performance Penetrating and Deep Moisturizing) technology actively infuses 4 types of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) to fully hydrates skin from the surface to inner skin layers for significantly soft, smooth and supple skin, and to prepare skin for enhanced absorption of skin care ingredients.

On the third day of our Da Nang familiarization trip with AirAsia, we were brought to Ba Na Hills. Ba Na Hills, founded in 1919 by the French colonists, also known as a hill station and resort located in the Truong Son Mountain. If you enjoy cool weather, you'd definitely love this place, else please make sure you wear extra layers of clothes or bring along a sweater with you. 

Thanks to my friend Sue Ling for getting me this bagful of Zoella Beauty products all the way from the UK! I've been watching her on both her main and vlog channel on Youtube and you have no idea how excited I am to know she launched her products! I know I have to get them no matter what!

The rainy days here in Malaysia always remind me the cold weather during winter in Sydney. I miss layering my clothes with sweaters and coats, wearing gloves and boots, and exploring the city in such pleasant cold weather. Sydney is not only about the city center. If you wish to explore another side of Sydney, why not head to Katoomba at the Blue Mountains? We decided to visit Katoomba on one of the days during our trip in Sydney
...anything KATE SPADE! I am currently in love with anything about Kate Spade! My friend also got me the Cedar Street Dot Lacey polka dot purse during her recent trip to the UK! If you noticed, the design of Kate Spade handbags, purses, jewelries, mobile phone casings are all super sweet, cute and feminine. If you don't like anything too colorful, they have it in monochrome and soft pastel color that totally perfect for any occasions! How to not fall in love with this brand?

These bags can be really expensive if you can't find a really good deal, especially when it is not on sale. I normally will keep an eye on its official website before Kate Spade finally opened a store in Malaysia. We all know that the price is varied from the official site since it is shipped to Malaysia. Now that I plan to get one of these lovely Kate Spade handbags as a Christmas gift for myself, my sister and mom, I know I have to really hunt for a better option and compare the prices from several sites in order to not burn a huge hole in my wallet. 

I was so glad that I stumbled upon this site - iPrice Singapore! There's so many other brands (designers and non designers) on the website and yes, you'll be spoiled with the choices too! The user-friendly interface makes shopping through the site much easier too. Beware, it can be pretty addictive to shop on this site!

Of course, if you're worried about shipping from Singapore why not grab awesome, great deals from iPrice Malaysia ? (。´∀`)

The Apartment Downtown, whether you have heard of it for numerous times or dined at this restaurant before, it's time for you to go back and try out their new menu! The Apartment Downtown unveiled exciting new look, menu and cocktail and champagne bar. Featuring a European styled dining concept, infused with Asian flavors into a contemporary menu, the restaurant is a place where the formal and casual coexist.

Creating a restaurant “where dining out means coming home”, The Apartment Downtown is completely renovated to showcase the large open space, vast amount of natural light and a sense of height and depth, providing an ideal setting for any crowd size. At night, diners could sit back and relax over a glass of bubbly with a scenic lake view. 

We kick start our lovely dinner with the Polenta, Tomato and Basil Salad (RM25.90). It is just a simple mixture of roma, cherry and sun dried tomatoes, cucumber, basil, capers, anchovies and buffalo mozzarella tossed with shallot vinaigrette, topped with crispy polenta.

What was served next was this lovely Chicken Liver Pate (RM22.90). This allows you to enjoy the homemade chicken liver pate with port jelly served with cornichons, fresh arugula and rye toast. This is yummy and I can eat this anytime! I wish I could have that jar of chicken liver pate at home now!

And here's the Fried Herb & Potato Dumplings (RM16.90). The crispy fried herb and potato served with grilled banana ketchup. This is nice and crispy, but wasn't my favorite; the tomato ketchup that comes with it has a hint of banana taste, interesting. 

Awesome stuffs for scallop lovers! Silky Scallops & Tofu (RM39.90) where the scallops and roe baked with tofu, topped with soy-wasabi butter. This is certainly perfect for quick bites and they are yums! If you wish to have something heavier, you can always opt for the Salt & Pepper Scallops Linguine (RM45.90). The linguine served with prawns, crispy beef bacon, sautéed broccoli and red capsicum with chili flakes.

Moving to more of the mains, we also ordered this huge Moroccan Beef Burger (RM36.90). For the price, I thought it's pretty affordable! You'll get to enjoy the thick and juicy Moroccan spiced patty on toasted brioche bun stacked with tomato relish, beef bacon, arugula, tomato, Portobello mushroom with a drizzle of mayonnaise. It also served with sweet potato fries topped with the house crème fraiche!

What's new? The Greek Mac and Cheese (RM30.90), macaroni in a creamy cheese sauce with fresh dill, feta cheese, and Greek spice blend topped with breadcrumbs and fried spinach. 

This could be everyone's favorite for the night - Greek Style Lamb Cutlets (RM70.90)! The New Zealand lamb cutlets served along with Greek yogurt, crumbed eggplant and roasted cherry tomatoes. The lamb was done in perfect medium rare, just the way we love it! 

For dessert, we ordered the sinfully delicious Baked Chocolate Pudding (RM18.90). This is my all time favorite desserts at the Apartment Downtown, KLCC! The chocolate pudding with a chocolate-coffee ganache topped with hazelnut served with vanilla ice cream. The preparation time for this particular dessert is 15-20minute, but it's totally worth the wait!

As a new feature, the champagne bar features a range of bubblies from Henkell (German) to Deutz (French). The boutique selections are harvested from biodynamic viticulture. For those who prefer cocktails, The Apartment Downtown will be serving its own home mixes such as Tokyo Snow, ‘New Orleans’ French 75, Pedro’s Revolver and Herbal Gin & Tonic. The difficulty will be in deciding which to order.

For more information or to make reservations, please contact The Apartment Downtown, KLCC, at 03-2166 2257.

The Apartment Downtown
Lot 139, 1st Floor, Suria KLCC (facing the lake)
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 11am - 10pm
Tel: +603 - 2166 2257
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Let's take a break from all the food-related post because I have a very much long overdue post here! I was first getting to know about this product through one of my favorite youtubers, Mamichula8153 and I was totally impressed with the result after she used this kit. I actually received the product - Banish Kit by Banish Acne Scars - around mid of September and I couldn't start using it due to active acnes all over my face at that time. I only started using it early October after my acne on my forehead reduced tremendously and left with those marks and scars over the treatment sessions under Dr Christina from Klinik Christina Chea

All the products from Banish Acne Scars assembled and shipped from the United States in Los Angeles California. The Banish Kit contains an all natural Vitamin C, E, Ferulic Acid Serumrollerstorage case and cleaning container

Please note that there's a few types of rollers available - 0.25mm (for hyper pigmentation, serum absorption, fine lines and discoloration), 0.5mm (for hyper pigmentation, serum absorption, fine lines, discoloration and acne scarring) and 1.0mm (for hyper pigmentation, serum absorption, fine lines, discoloration,acne scarring, ice-pick acne scars and stretch marks). Depending on the size of the roller you use, you can use the 0.25mm roller every week; 0.5mm roller every other week and the 1.0mm roller only once a month. This is due to it takes a while for collagen to build on your skin.

What's make Banish Roller special here?
  • The bristles are created out of titanium.
  • Titanium is stronger and has less risk of infection than other metals.
  • Titanium is lightweight but strong, compared to steel which is much heavier.
  • Titanium is non-porous, which is less likely to cause an allergic reaction compared to other metals.
  • Titanium is non corrosive, compared to steel which can rust easily.
  • Titanium is more expensive than steel.
** It is best to replace your Banish Roller after 8 uses. It is because the needles on it will turn dull and there may be a risk of infection to the skin from previous uses. 

Frankly, I was so happy to see serum is included in the Banish Kit! (You and I know how much a C&E Serum cost out there) The serum that comes with it is natural and contains no additives, parabens, sulfates or preservative. The shelf life of the serum is approximately 6-9 months.

How thoughtful of the founder to include a container for users to use it to clean their Banish Roller! All you need is isopropyl alcohol to clean the roller each time before and after you use it.

I was excited to try the Banish Kit and tried it on my forehead after there's no more active acnes but scars. Basically, you just need to roll it 4-5 times on your skin that with the scars on it and then, gently pat the serum on the area. It was surprisingly not painful at all, it hurts much less than you are waxing your eyebrows! I can see the result after a month and as you can see, it cleared up most of the marks on my forehead area. Now I just can't wait to treat the scars and marks on my cheek areas! It is going to take longer time compared to my forehead area due to the number of active acnes, but I'm sure I will be doing another post (or maybe a vlog!) to update you guys on my skin condition! ヾ(。◕ฺ∀◕ฺ)ノ

Banish Acne Scars provide returns even if you have used the product and it does not work for you. Check out the products at HERE.

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