Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Skincare Review - Nuxe Paris

Previously, I attended an event organized by Sasa Malaysia for Nuxe Paris. This brand is well known and available in many pharmacies or apothecaries within Europe. Why I mentioned Europe was because, I took these products and travelled with me during my winter break beginning of this year to many parts of Europe.

Sasa Malaysia and Nuxe Paris was really generous to provide us bloggers with a bag of full size products to try at home. I remember coming home so happy with those products and tried it for a few days and found it nourishing and my skin well hydrated. Though, I still had my own products back then so I kept the Nuxe products for my travel instead! I thought Europe's weather during winter tends to be more dry than Malaysia. I'm so glad I made that choice. Nuxe products are mainly from plants and flower extract hence it's very natural. Usually my skin reacts to new unsuitable products very quickly. Acne will visit in no time but thank goodness Nuxe products were gentle and kind to my skin.

 Nuxellence Jeunesse (Top left) // Fluid Merveillance (Top right)
Nuxurience Eye & Lip Cream (Front left) // Nirvanesque Moisturizer (Front right) 

Huile Prodigieuse - Dry Oil for face, body and hair.
This product is a little too oily on my skin so I used it as my makeup remover instead. I love how it cleared every traces of my makeup and there weren't any residues. After that, I used a foam cleanser to double cleanse.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Coachella Day Dreaming

Oh why must you be so far away from where I am, Coachella? I can only wish that I'm able to be there at the moment. I've seen so many bloggers gathered there last weekend and it looked fun!! Guess even when I can't go there, doesn't mean I can't day dream about it. If I'm able to be there, this outfit will definitely be my pick. Did you attend the event at Coachella? What would you wear if you're there?


Top - Club Monaco (worn here too)
Shorts - Mood & Closet
Sneakers - Miu Miu (similar here)
Bag - Christian Dior (taken here too)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sponsored Post - Rings & Tings

When Rings & Tings stumbled upon my blog and wanted to dress me up with some accessories, I'm already beaming with glee. Then, I was given the opportunity to select 3 items from their website. I was ecstatic to see all the treasures at Rings & Tings! I was like…hmm..I only get to chose 3?? I want them all! So I've to remind myself that it's already an honor to get to collaborate with them so let's stick to 3 items. Here's the items I've chosen:

1. Aztec Weaved Chain Necklace £4.90
2. Elephant Bangle
£5
3. Chain With Double Ring in Gold - 
£4
After the jewellery selection, there were so many mix and match outfits going on in my head. I was wondering which outfit might be suitable to go with these gorgeous jewelries. In fact, I couldn't wait for the parcel to reach my door step. Finally after a week, the parcel came and I was flabbergasted by the quality of the products. These products are definitely more than worth the price on the website. I decided on an all-black outfit so that these jewellery can be outstanding by itself =)


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

White & Stripes

Yup! That was what I wore when I was in Krakow. Don't forget to check out my Krakow visit here. Don't think I see many stripes stockings around but I think it looks great with an over-the-knee boots. Have I mentioned that this pair of Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots are one of my best investment for boots so far? They're so comfortable that even after a whole day of walking around town, my feet were fine and not tired or aching. 


Cashmere Scarf - Burberry (available here)
Top - H&M (similar here)
Leggings - Uniqlo (similar here)
Boots - Stuart Weitzman 5050 (worn here too)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sponsored Post - Koa Wood Rings

How did I get to know about them? Well, they wrote to me and asked if I could talk about them on my blog and that's how I got to know Koa Wood Ring. I've seen many silver rings matched with other stones but never wood hence, I think that makes them unique.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Krakow - Day 1 & 2

It was around evening when we reached Krakow from Warsaw and we didn't do much but to check in to Radisson Blu Hotel and just chill. We walked out to the town of Krakow for dinner. It was just a 10 minutes walk from our hotel.




The next day, there was a lot of walking. This is when I actually miss the Asian affordable foot reflexology session. I'm talking about like an hour of foot and back massage for only USD15! Don't think I can find it anywhere in Europe with this price for a massage.

We walked the town of Krakow and found many interesting historical buildings. It's always good to have a personal tour guide but we didn't have one at that time. I just had my Krakow guide book from Frommer's and read most of the history and facts from there. If only I knew this fellow blogger, Anda Alexandra from Krakow, I would have paid her for a day guide. I believe that she can do a better job in explaining about Krakow's history and bring us to restaurants that serve great local dishes.


The hotel's concierge told us this is a must-try when in Krakow.

And so we did and there's no regret! It's warm and tasty. Definitely great for breakfast.

Thick and creamy hot chocolate on a cold winter morning. What more can you ask for?


Florianska Gate, the entrance to the Old Town.

The Barbican - This was built in the late 1400s due to fears of Turkish invasion. Surrounded by a huge moat, the Barbican was never put to use as the Turks never came. (Information derived from Frommer's 2nd Ed)


Rynek Glowny is Europe's largest medieval square (Information derived from Frommer's 2nd Ed)
This is a church. I believe it's one of the smallest church I've seen.



It was starting to get cold. Gotta have my jacket on.

Wawel Castle

A panoramic view of Wawel Castle. Wawel is Krakow's Westminster Abbey, Notre-Dame and Vatican. This is where Polish kings were crowned, monarchs, poets and generals lie buried (Information derived from Frommer's 2nd Ed)

Inside Wawel Cathedral



St. Mary's Basilica
Inside St. Mary's Basilica



We went back to Rynek Glowny and had lunch there. We tried to grab lunch before the Sunday masses dismissed and church goers came flocking for lunch too. 
Pork knuckle and potatoes

Mushroom, vege and sausage. Don't judge by the food presentation and I must say this is one of the best lunch I had in Poland!

After lunch, we went to Rynek Underground. It's sort of like a museum underneath the city's main square. From here, I learned about life in the medieval times in Krakow. 
Copper was part of the main commodity traded back in the days.

Salt mining was also a main trade in Krakow

Rynek Glowny before the underground museum was built.

This is how it look when they were planning for the underground museum.

A glimpse of Krakow's Old Town back in the days...
If you're visiting Krakow any time soon and would like to have a local guide, you can always contact Anda Alexandra via email (anda.alexandra.86@gmail.com) for more information on Krakow's tour.  I hope you've enjoyed my mini-tour of Krakow here. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Ain't Nothing But A Houndstooth

I mentioned I've been looking for a cropped top for a while and now I've found it! It's not a super short one but I think it's a great length to match it with a pencil skirt. Totally love these two items combined right now. I can picture myself wearing this hounds tooth top with many other skirts and pants. Maybe a boyfriend jeans next?

Do you have a cropped top already? What would you match it with?


Top & Skirt- Mood & Closet (sold out)
Bag - Proenza Schouler PS11 (taken here too)
Heels - Zara
Sunglasses - Chloe 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Radisson Blu Krakow, Poland

The professional pictures for this hotel was really professional as the Business Room that we stayed in was definitely not even close to the pictures displayed. This hotel claimed to be a 5 star but in my opinion, they're pushing it even to be at a 4 star standard. The reason why my bf booked this hotel was partly from the pictures and partly cos this hotel is in a great location. It's a walking distance to many Krakow's places of attractions, cafe and restaurants.


Picture from Radissonblue.com

Picture from Booking.com

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Haircare - Alterna

Recently my hair has been pretty dry and I believe its due to overdose of hair colour and not using any home treatments. So, I went on a hunt for a shampoo that's able to restore moisture and protect the color from fading. I read some reviews at Sephora.com and found Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo. While I'm at it, I bought both the shampoo and conditioner as well.



I find the texture really thick and with a small amount (about the size of a 50cents), I'm able to get a good lather and my hair all shampoo-ed out. The scent is pretty mild. My hair feels clean and not dry at all. It feels even better after applying the conditioner. I must say both the shampoo and conditioner does hydrate my hair. As for the price point, it is definitely on the higher side for Alterna's items. I paid $32 for each bottle. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Right Stuff

I've been searching for a white moto jacket for the longest time and my sister found it for me at Black Rivet! How cool is that? That's the reason why you have a sister. LOL! *Just kidding* In fact, she bought it quite some time ago when she went shopping on Black Friday. Can't imagine how happy I was when she took a picture of it and sent it to me.

What about you? Do you have a white moto jacket and how would you style it?

Top - Zara (similar here)
Skirt - Mood & Closet (similar here)
Moto Jacket - Black Rivet (similar here)
Bag - Tod's (available here)
Boots - Zara (similar here)


Monday, March 31, 2014

From Warsaw To Krakow

On the final day at Warsaw, my bf and I decided to do a short tour since our train ride wasn't till 2.30pm. We woke up early that day and I thought I had a good picture of the city in the break of dawn. Later on, we hopped on to the Citysightseeing Bus.

Breaking dawn at Warsaw
Good morning Warsaw! =)

 
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