• Blog,  Review

    [Review] Merely Ice cream – Not the normal ice cream shop

    Image taken from their facebook. (As I was drafting this entry while waiting for Kk last Monday)

    I don’t think I should blog this entry since I am supposed to be dieting and ice cream is sure a no no but I decided to blog it because it is just too delicious. Kk who is not a fan of dessert love their ice cream too.

    I always try to resist their ice cream while walking past their shop at sunshine plaza along Bencoolen Street. (You can’t blame me because I am slimming)  It is like so hard especially if they happen to have my salted butter-scout ice cream.

    I don’t really know the bosses of the shop but apparently they are sick of desk bound job and venturing into the ice cream business without knowing how to even cook before doing this. They are really 3 very interesting people, they have an unconventional blog here. I have give them thumbs up for their hard work and creativity so if you passed by there, do give them a try. I think they also have alcoholic ice cream but I have yet to try before.

    This is my first try. 2 scope of ice cream (salted butter-scout ice cream+dark chocolate)

    I totally in love with the salted butter-scout ice cream because I really love salty stuff and this ice cream really bring out the special unique taste of butter-scout without any funny taste. However, the chocolate ice-cream seems to be less tasty when eaten together because I find that the butter-scout flavour seems to cover its gentle dark chocolate taste.

    This is my second try. 2 scope of ice cream (red velvet cake+oreo cream ice cream)

    I was sad when I did not see my favourite salted butter-scout ice cream. The red velvet cake is a limited edition favour, it is unique and feels more like eating a smooth texture cake than ice cream and the oreo cream is confirm my 2nd favourite favour of this ice cream shop. It is creamy without having the disgusting feel when u eat creamy things and yet it has some oreo biscuit bits. I assure you it is not those normal cookie and cream type of ice cream where the taste is so artificial. I ate with Kk this time round and he loves it too.

    My 3rd try (Gula Pandan+salted butter-scout ice cream)

    I ate this last Monday while waiting for Kk to finish his meeting. I wanted to get the oreo cream with salted butter-scout ice cream but I figure out it will be too fattening for me. The Gula Pandan is a mixture of melon and pandan cake. You did not hear me wrong, it is pandan cake!! Who would ever thing of adding pandan cake to ice cream? But it taste quite nice. The pandan cake they use also seems to be of a better quality type because the colour of the cake is less green.

    Conclusion

    I shall give them ★★★★★ for their awesome ice cream but maybe a small advise is they could recommend the ice cream and make the testing of ice cream be more comfortable. Other than that they are just the prefect dessert shop I recommend.

    Being a really innovative shop, they also have their QR code which will directly link you to their facebook page.

    Eating Hagen Daz or Anderson Ice Cream is too common? Try them, they will rock your taste buds and don’t be afraid to try their unique favoured ice cream, it still taste very nice with those unconventional ingredients.

    PS: I am not paid or invited to do this review but they are just too great not to blog about them. Though it is not easily accessible to many people but they are definitely worth your effort to try them

  • Blog,  Fashion,  Review

    Recent Haul

    I am kinda of dry of what to write recently, maybe I truly need a good rest after the ultra busy first half of the year. This year have been a great change to me, I am now officially Mrs Ng. But honestly, I am feeling tired more easily. I guess my metabolism rate has decreased greatly. I am getting fatter and more like an auntie. Studies and work sometimes really is demanding on me. Seriously, those who never go through studying and working at the same time have should not give comment like part time is easy. I have honestly wanted to give up a few times from end of last year to last month. I am now having a super short one month holidays. The sad thing is my holiday will end with August which means I am going to having my lessons again today… Thumbs down to this.

    Have been really stingy to myself this month because I am in debt. I know this is a vicious cycle and I don’t want to make my life in a bad state too. So this month with a kind help of hubby, I was given S$650 to spend. It may sound a lot but nope it wasn’t a lot because most of my salary went to my course of 1K and my phone bill of near S$400 and last month’s cc spending of S$500. I was really left with zero by the 5th of the month so Kk gave me S$650 to spend and of which I spend another S$350 on my mum, brother and previously promised purchases from my friend which end me with S$300 to spend. I told myself I wouldn’t want to live like this ever again so I shall try and build my saving again.

    But I still spend on some stuff towards the end of the month because it is either very cheap or I need to prepare for some occasions.

    Firstly, I bought 3 top from Qoo.com.sg. They all cost S$8.50 each and the shipping is S$5.30. However, I am horrified to get items from this selling again. I have shipped from Eurasia before but they will knock on my door and delivery to my house personally. This time, it fail to delivery to me, it just leave the item outside of my house and on the shoes rack. However, the shipping this time is much faster than the previous time.

    The quality of the top is not fantastic, but I would say given the price of S$8.90, who do I still have to expect? It worked out that 1 top is slightly more than S$10. The blue top is quite good just that it is too big, even for a L size like me, I feel big. Then the black and the white top is unbelievably thin. However, the attractive part is the design and price so on the whole the experience was still fine.

    The 3 items from Qoo10.com.sg


    Golgi color match 골지배색 / Color:blue 파

     Real manteau 리얼망토 / Color:white ivory 흰

    Poncho T 판초티 / Color:black 검

    Then I got 4 items from Kikki.K. Initially wanted to get a Baking Organiser for Pei Wen BUT it is out of stock so I need to wait for them to call back ba… But I still got some stuff. I am eye-ing on their 2013 coral organiser but I think I still can wait and they usually will have sales early January for their organiser.

     My Haul bag from Kikki.K

     Total damaged is S$114.60 but because they have a discount on their memory book so in the end it was S$98.64.

    Things that I got 2 memory book that I am doing for my anniversary with KK and also the Christmas gift for my honey. I also got 1 receipt refill for my monthly receipt and my budget for detailed tracking of where my money go.

    Lastly, I bought 2 dress from collectpoint.
     My mini haul from collectpoint, my new favourite store in town!

     I tried this since last month and have been lemming it since then since it was S$72.90 and this price is seriously too high for me especially I am really broke.Sometimes it is good to wait so I managed to get a 20% and it cost S$58.32. (I bought it before the end of August as they are having a 20% storewide for the regular items)

    See my Instagram photo, many comment that it look nice on me. The lace is also comfortable. Totally in love with this dress.

     I saw this while I was on the Lowrys Farm’s fashion show at Bugis+ months back and have also been eye-ing on it. It was S$44.90 when I purchased it.

    It make my total damage to be S$103.22 and I am aiming to spend till I can get their VIP card. Okay, so anyone wants to give me their receipt, I don’t mind meeting u or pay for the postage. Current accumulation is S$145.36 + S$103.22 = S$248.58. I still need another S$351.42 to get it. 🙁

    I also went to got my Haba ion my esthe from Bing, I asked her to get for me.

    It was just I discovered that I will need to spend another S$200 at Comex IT fair. Hmm… I guess I have got no choice ba… Since my HDD is running low in space and my camera SD card is also giving me problems. Initially wanted to get 2 extreme SD card but it was sold out sold in the end got a 32gb and a 16gb instead.

     Overall haul from IT fair. Got 2 xbox 360 games at S$39.90 each, red mouse at S$14.20, Buffalo 2TB HDD for S$139, 1 Sand disk Ultra SD (32gb) at S$37 and the Sand disk extreme SD (16gb) at S$37. TOTAL DAMAGE S$258.10

     I immediately opened the red mouse when I was back home.

    The rest of the things was not opened because I was doing my assignment that night.

  • Beauty,  Blog,  Review

    Vanity Trove (August 2012)

    Wohoo~ I thought I will only be getting next month since now I no longer stayed with my parents and my place is forever without any people. Therefore I still remained all my beauty box subscription to my parent’s place.

    This month, I even did a youtube video. I did it while waiting for my hair to dry and I used an iphone to edit the video. Impressive right?

    Photos of this month’s Vanity Trove:

    Vanity Trove (August 2012)
    Vanity Trove (August 2012) – inside
    Brands Innershine Products
    Biore Makeup remover and Neutrogenar foaming scrub~
    Origins Plantscription™ Anti-aging Cleanser
    Marjolica Marjorca Eye Reset Gel
    The Scottish Fine Soaps Au Lait Bath & Shower Gel
    OxyPad
    Sampar Glamour Shot Eyes

    This month Vanity Trove Box in my view have several repeated cleanser which I feel can be actually better by having a more variety of products. I have yet to review my last month Vanity Trove Box which actually a Tang’s box. Really appreciated the kind gesture because i heard that the Tang’s box was given on random and the previous month box was not as good.

    I have yet to used any the items yet. I will do a review again once I used the items.

  • Blog,  Review

    Overall Lush Haul

    I shall compile all of the stuff I bought from Lush. No matter is Singapore or at Hong Kong.

    My first haul was last year December. It was crazily packed then because of its relaunched in Singapore. I find it too squeezy and left because I was carrying a backpack. Then, I went in the next week after my first visit then, I purposely picked a weekday and the staff are polite and asked what I need. I was telling them I was planning to get my friend a special present, they recommend their gift box then but I did not buy in the end because I just have something in my mind. I was planning to get bath bombs for myself and also 1 star Magic Wand Reusable bath soap for my special friend.

    1st Haul from Lush

     Magic Wand Reusable Bubble Bar (Photos taken from: http://sugar-and-silk.blogspot.sg/2011/10/lush-christmas-2011-products.html)

     the sex Ballistics Bathbomb (Photos taken from: http://xoxonettap.com/2011/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-6/)

     Twilight Ballistics Bathbomb (Photos taken from: http://www.lushsg.com/shop/product/product/path/143/id/1281/bath-twilight-)

     Butterball Ballistics Bathbomb

     Mmm Melting Marshmallow Moment Luxury Bath Melts

    In the end, I gave the Magic Wand Reusable Bubble Bar to my special friend. Till now she still refuse to use. She said it was cute and I told her it was a Christmas edition which is might only for last year’s Christmas.

    I was very busy for the whole of last year’s Christmas so I forgot about taking the photo and search all my cameras. (iPhone, G11 & 600D) It was not taken at all. Faintz… So I can only take product pictures from other website.

    Then I purchase my 2nd haul after Chinese New Year. This time round, I did take photos of my purchases from Lush.

     The paper bag of Lush

    My 2nd Haul from Lush

    Unfortunately, the head of the frog broke. I swear it was somehow broken after it was placed in the bag. I did not knock or drop it. I do not know if I should bring bag to Lush then and I didn’t so in the end. I guess this is the only disappointment I have with Lush which I would not say it is their fault totally.

    My 2nd Haul from Lush

    Broken frog head soap.

    Hong Kong Haul – I not sure if it is cheaper there but I know I went crazy during my honeymoon spending lots of money at Hong Kong.

    The only thing I bought back to Singapore is the “Dirty” soap. I love it… Just finished this soap, that’s why I am blogging this entry. At the time when I bought, I think it was not released in Singapore yet. I saw it on my latest visit last week. I expected it to be slightly cooling since it claims to have a tingling sensation but was disappointed that I did not really feel cooling. However, I guess Lush scent is enough for you to forget about the tinging sensation. I feel extremely refreshed after that. I think I am spoiled by Lush.

    Another thing I find is not that acceptable is the colouring of the soap. It is too blue until the extend that I thought I would turn Avatar if I finished it.

    Then this is the latest haul from Lush. I am addicted to Lush now. I went in again because my “dirty” was finishing and yes, I don’t want to use the normal soap again. Now I sound like a spoiled girl but I just can’t resist because I love the smell after the bathe. No doubt it does not stay with me that long but it makes me looking forward to my bath time, instead of sitting and refusing to bathe till late.


    Seriously, I was quite shocked they gave me this paper bag. There is no handle for me to hold on but I left without realizing as I was actually late for my lesson. I only discovered when I reached my school which was too late to go back to asked for 1.

    This time round I bought 2 items only. Running low in cash due to overspending at Hong Kong.

    Close-up shots of my hauls.

    I initially wanted to get back the same soap but decided that I should try other favours.

    I used like twice pior to writing this entry, it smells heavean and is worthy to me the best selling soap in lush. It is different from “dirty” which has a refreshing smell, this soap have a dessert smell. I smell like honey and caramel after bathing. Please don’t ask me which soap is better, I can’t decide seriously. Since it smells like dessert, people who hate sweet scent must avoid this soap.

    The total damage.

    Did you noticed I did not mention the bath products. I decided to do it at the last because it is easier to compare all at one go. If you noticed I bought sex Ballistics Bathbomb twice. The first one I bought was given to my mum as he find it pretty as accessories for the living room. However, I did not really like the smell so much but the pedal surprise was nice. I might also because I had a fight with Kk before using this so my mood was so good to use this bathbomb.

    My favourite has got to be Twilight Ballistics Bathbomb, it has a milky pink and blue finishing plus shimmering left over in the bath tub which is so pretty. The smell is so so so nice and relaxing. It has the smell of lavender with some note of caramel and malt that makes the flowery smell a little sweeter. I will definitely re-purchase this when I knew that I am going to stay at places with bath-tub.

    Butterball Ballistics Bathbomb a very safe and boring bathbomb. It smells good but that’s the end. It does not have fancy colouring like the rest of the bath bombs. It is not my top favourite but it is nice smelling too.

    Mmm Melting Marshmallow Moment Luxury Bath Melts just smell heavenly. Another sweet version of the scent but unlike the Honey I bathe the kids, this is more towards the marshmallow scent. It ends the water pink which is something I love. Unlike Ballistics Bathbomb this bath melts create lots of bubble which is more to my liking.

    Leap Frog Ballistic Bathbomb is a limited edition Ballistics Bathbomb for Valentine Day. I do not really like the scent that much but if the head did not break and I did not saw the surprise, I might give this Ballistics Bathbomb more credits. It turns the water lime green and the good thing is the scent stay with me for the whole night.

    Pop In The Bath another soap that I bought 2 times. However, this is not a Ballistics Bathbomb but a bubble bath and it creates lots of bubble and soaking inside is comfortable. Unlike the Ballistics Bathbomb which sometimes make my skin itchy because of its frizzy nature, this bubble bath need to ne added before putting the water in the shower. This is why when I was in Hong Kong, I bought this again which my husband comment that it relaxes his whole body after shopping with me for the whole day.

    PS: I can’t recall the rest of the Ballistics Bathbomb at all. I guess some is used by my hubby while I was sleeping early during the honeymoon while other is just too normal that I can’t remember it at all.

    Sorry for the lengthy post. I might not be doing blog post until after my exams. I might pop in to blog some stress releasing entry but I don’t think I have time for the photo editing. However, I will be going to 2 workshop/event tomorrow and next Wednesday respectively. I will try to clear those events post first.

  • Blog,  My Slimming Dairy,  Review

    [Review] Orbis Petit shake (Peach)

    If you read Taiwan or Japanee magazine, you should be familiar with Orbis. This brand has the same concept as DHC and Fancl. In Taiwan and Japan, they are known as the big 3 for the mail order for beauty product. They each are similar yet different. Fancl is famous for its “no preservative” and DHC is famous for its “Olive Oil” product that is moisturising. Orbis is actually somewhere in the middle, for people like me who do not stick to a single brand of product, with Fancl product life span is just too short for me, whereas DHC seems to be great in their olive oil based. I personally used to use their cleansing oil and soap before blogging here. I have to admit I love the texture but sometimes I feel the soap can be a bit too strong and the cleansing oil seems messy when removing eye makeup. Orbis seems to be somewhere in between. I will do a review on their skincare next time but now I shall do a review on Orbis Petit shake (Peach).

    This petit shake (Peach) consist of 7 packets of 100g syrup.
    Ingredient List: 果糖葡萄糖漿、白桃果汁、難消化性糊精、黃桃果肉、砂糖、去蛋白蜂王漿、增黏劑(果膠:蘋果萃取)、酸味料、檸檬酸鈉、香料、維他命C、檸檬酸亞鐵鈉、維他命E、菸鹼酸、泛酸鈣、維他命B6、B2、B1、A、葉酸、維他命B12、維他命D
    Translated from Google Translate: Fructose, glucose syrup, white peach juice, dextrin, yellow peach pulp, sugar, protein royal jelly, thickener (pectin: Apple extract), sour flavour, sodium citrate, vitamin C, citric acid ferroussodium, vitamin E, niacin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin B6, B2, B1, A, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin D
    *Ingredient List taken from Orbis Official Website*

     These are my haul from Hong Kong few months back during my honeymoon and the one circle with a red arrow is the one that I am reviewing today


    The packaging of the Orbis Petit Shake (Peach) silver aluminium foil packing. Instruction in Japanese at the back of the package.

    How to drink this drink:

     Step 1: Pour the syrup from the packet into your cup.

     *Do notice there is some peach fruit pulp inside the syrup.

     Step 2: Add the milk. It must be cold!! (Refer to my review for the reason)

     Did a gif for Step 2.


    Before your stir, this is how gross it look like. X(

     Step 3: Just Stir till they are fully mixed together.

     Tada!~ The final product. I added a bit too much of milk so dun really have the smoothies feel.

    Review
    I love trying meal replacement from Japan, they always spend a lot of effort with the flavouring so the taste is always great unlike local slimming drinks. In general, this smoothie taste alright, it is not as fantastic as the smoothie outside but it does not taste awful too.However, I am still wondering is it because the milk (I used HL milk) that I am using is not suitable for smoothie because the milk kinda of also have its own taste.Therefore, the taste seems to be funny but it is not awful.

    Towards the end of the smoothie, I felt full which they succeed in their function as meal replacement drink but at the same time there is a disgusted tasting also came out due to the thick remaining base. It is most likely cause because it is not cold anymore so it feels like drinking something very thick at the bottom, make it disgusting. I must highlight it is not the taste which is disgusting but the sensation when drinking it.

    I am not sure if I will re-purchase this product. I will try again with other milk to see if it taste different or not. I also purchase the mix berry flavour which might taste better in my view. I will review it once I tried them.

    Rating:
    Taste: 6/10
    Feeling of fullness: 9/10
    Sensational: 2/10
    Overall: 57/100
    Remarks: Average but not sure if I will re-buy this product.

    Disclaimer:
    This product featured by me is purchase from my Hong Kong honeymoon trip which I have yet to blog about it. This is not a sponsored post nor this product is sponsored to me for reivew. This review is based on my honest and complete opinion on the product.

    Update (14th September 2013)

    I am sorry for updating only until now. I forgot all about this blog post until I am going to blog on Obris this few so I figured out, I should post an update of my experience. I have actually tried this for a few more times and it taste better and better on my subsequent tries. The trick about drinking this shake is to drink it cold with Magnolia milk. Once u mix it, just finished all in a go. I tried with a few milk after that and somehow it is drank best with Magnolia milk. (Magnolia did not pay me for this recommendation) Having finish the whole box (Mine with 6 packets), I think I will still buy it in the future. It taste so much better than many meal supplements out there and to me it is not that expensive to drink as compared to other more expensive and awful taste ones.

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