Thursday, 18 May 2017

Rawa Island Resort



This was in impromptu holiday where Kakak invited us to go to Pulau Rawa merely 2 days before we left. Surprisingly, Papa (FIL) agreed to go and in turn everyone else was excited to make it happen. So Kimi and I who initially thought to go for 2D 1N decided to just take leave on the following Monday so we could go for 3D2N. You need at least 2 nights to fully enjoy the island since you travelled so far (4 hours by car from Bangi) to get there in the first place.

There are only 2 places to stay on the island, which is Rawa Island Resort and Alang's Rawa (backpacker style - no aircond!). We stayed at Rawa Island Resort in the Frangipani Room. This has 2 bedrooms with 2 double beds in each room. The rooms are quite basic. There was no TV, fridge or kettle! I think the island is powered by gen set, so they try to minimise electricity usage this way. We didn't miss the TV but not having a kettle was a bit of a pain. Luckily they gave us 2 thermos of hot water to take back to the rooms.You can check out the package rates here. One tip in terms of booking is you better call them for reservations. This way you can change the package to suit you. Plus it's easier rather than doing everything online.

The shower and toilets were open aired, so announcements were made if any of us were showering. The toilets were literally next to the forest, so I have to admit I was scared slightly at the thought of anything slithering down from that forest! 

Our rooms were also at the end of the resort on a hill (with 3 flights of stairs) which was unfortunate for Mama (who has a bad knee). So we buggy-ed it most of the time. The resort also provided scooters which you can use freely. Nazrin wanted to try the scooter on the second day before lunch and rolled down the hill! He scraped his knee pretty bad but I was thankful he didn't break anything! Poor boy wanted to go snorkeling in the evening (last chance as we were leaving early next morning), so he had to withstand the pain of going into the sea water with a gaping open wound! Being the determined boy he is, he carried on snorkeling that evening. He even managed to get the hang of floating too! So now he wants more island holidays and dreams to dive too to follow his uncles! Anyway, the moment he stepped out after snorkeling, he started crying from the pain. 

The water was just so clear though it was amazing. On the first day, Kimi and I managed to kayak and went towards the sea with the two kids in two. We didn't have to go far into the sea but we could already see all the different fishes just from the surface from the kayak. That's how clear it was! I was really happy as I got the chance to do what I wanted such as kayak and snorkel. Even though it was only for 20 mins (since I had people to look after Aaman) I was super happy! Aaman also had an amazing time playing with the soft white sand and playing in the water. The first day, we put him in floats and he was fine and happy. By the second he didn't want to be in the float anymore, so I had to hold him. Both boys had such a wonderful time!




If you had a chance to go to Pulau Rawa, I would definitely recommend it. 2 weeks after, I still can't get over this beautiful island. Now I want to go for more island/beach holidays! 

So here is a little video of the resort for you to check out! Enjoy!

Monday, 10 April 2017

Bag update!

Hello hello!!

I haven't had any bag update in a while! Well truth be told, I haven't bought anything new. I have been checking out these bags though. *Swwooonnn*



But obviously, these are all wayy outside my budget. So for now this will have to do!

My sister in law was in Europe a few weeks ago. I actually asked her to buy for me a wallet for Kimi. Not sure who reads this blog these days but the wallet is a surprise! So SSSSHHHH don't let it reach to him that I got him his present already!!! So after choosing his wallet (over Whatsapp, personal shopper style! Thanks Kak!), I gatal and ask her to get me a business card holder! 

She was shopping in Venice at the time and they didn't have the card holder in damier ebene as it was out of stock. Then kakak showed me this alternative in epi leather which I have never seen online! So I told her to get it!


It has 2 extra slots on the front and another slot on the cover.


I love how spacious it is inside though. I can put my business cards AND all my other cards as well. It's perfect!!


I can even use this when I use my smaller bags. Just quickly slip my IC and licencse at the front. One credit card inside and pop it into my handbag! Glad I bought this!!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Review - HUDA beauty matte lips in IKON and MATERIAL GIRL

I have received my belated birthday present from my friend Paris last weekend and I jumped for joy when I saw what it was!!

Another HUDA beauty matte lippy!

His sister actually sells them and the other day he asked me which colours are popular saying his sister wanted to restock and he was just surveying for her. Little did I know, he wanted to see which one I wanted.

So I picked MATERIAL GIRL, which is a dark plum colour. It reminds me of this NARS lip colour (DAMNED) that I really like. However upon trying, it is pretty dark (almost purple-ish red)!

I wore it to the office, but I don't think it's very suitable :P But it's perfect for nights! Beautiful tone and so BOLD! It's definitely something different!

Material Girl
Here is a comparison with Ikon, the other colour that I have.

Ikon

Thank you so much Paris for my birthday present. LOVE IT!


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Review - Papa Don't Peach blusher by Too Faced

There was a lot of hype over the Too Faced peach collection on the internet. I was so tempted to buy the eyeshadows but I stopped myself because I already have my Mario Palette. The first time it was lauched on Sephora.my, the collection quickly sold out. So once the restocked happened, I just HAD to buy something! I finally decided on the blusher!


I must say, this blusher is AWESOME! I absolutely love it! Here is the swatch.

Swatch
It is quite pigmented, so one swipe is enough. The peach smell is yums too! 


SMILE =)
I love it. Nuff said. GO BUY LA!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Review - Glowtion Day Dew by Pixi beauty

My moisturiser is nearly finished so I was on the look out for a new one.
On a whim, I decided to try this, Glowtion Day Dew by PIXI.



I did not realise that this is actually a highlighting moisturiser. Which means that it is pearly and glittery :p 


Once blended, it is not that noticeable. The lavender scent is mild and quite relaxing actually.


On my palms though, you can clearly see the highlights.


Here it is on my face, it is not that noticeable once blended in, but unfortunately I am not a fan.
Anyone wants to buy this off me? :P


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Nazrin's Second Advertisement

We had registered Nazrin with an agency last year and since then we went to 2 castings. The first one was for Koko Krunch (he didn't get it) and the second one was for Taylor's University (which he got!)

We went for the casting during the weekend which is a huge mistake as they were so many people! We waited for 3 hours for his turn and luckily he was in a good mood and managed to do the casting well. Kimi said, he better get this job! :P Good thing he did!

While waiting!

We were contacted on Tues that he was successful and on the same day we had to take him to a fitting.



Nazrin, Alif and Adam playing the character at 6, 12 and 18 years old

The shooting was on Wednesday and his call time was at 6.30am! Nazrin actually had a fever at 2.30am that morning but we couldn't pull out so off we went.

Getting his hair fixed
He had about 6 scenes and it started off really well. He was able to follow instructions and was generally a good boy.






However around 10am, after having to do so many takes for the same scene he started to get tired. His fever was burning up too, so the poor boy started to protest. He really struggled to finish the shoot but finally by 11.30 we were done. Phew


Eventhough he had a fever, as promised I took him to ToysRUs as his reward. We took him to the clinic in the evening and he was put on antibiotics. 

Overall, I was so proud of him. He looked so cute in the advert especially in the glasses! He really can follow instructions well and if he wasn't sick, I think he would have enjoyed it. I have been teaching him that from now on, all his toy purchases would be from his work money. He kept asking how much balance he has left and at one point he said "I have to go casting again to get more money!" Anyways, the full video has yet to be uploaded, so once it does I will post the link here too!


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