28/03/2015

Best Moisturizer - Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream

After a solid month of what can only be described as horrible skin days, things have finally settled back into the good state after I came to a verge where I told myself to start doing something to it. Other than just the constant reminding-myself to drink more water and the slathering of moisturizers on my skin, the one product that stood out from the many skin care products is the Kielh’s Ultra Facial Cream, which made all the difference.


The Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is a firm favorite ever since I purchased it end of last year and I am already scooping up the product from the bottom of the bottle.  It’s a depressing thing to realise, honestly, because that will mean I’ll have to get another one. Especially if you are of a dryer skin type or if you are in a dry and cold climate, this product helps to combat all that dehydration whilst balancing everything out without using too much of the product. The application almost completely sinks in especially when you apply it before bed and it leaves a fresh feeling the next morning without a greasy residue. 

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream, RM105: http://goo.gl/PGc0eX 

24/03/2015

Photo Diary: The City

I'm not done with my Melbourne trip, for some reason that 1 week worth of holiday had me so much to write about. I posted a vlog the other day regarding my first day in Melbourne, and if you haven't watched it, here is a photo diary to kinda summarize all of that. I remember it being the day we walked a lot because we were still noobs about how the trams work. And by the way, our stay wasn't near the city, just in case you didn't already understood that. 












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23/03/2015

Must-visit Brunch and Coffee Places in Melbourne

I understand how hard it is to plan meals in a foreign country, because girl, I've been there! It was only weeks ago I was browsing furiously through the internet on travel blogs to find personal opinions and reviews regarding the restaurants, coffee places and bars I should visit during my stay. Hence, I thought I should do my part as a blogger to list the places I've visited and the places I recommend. I thought I should even add the genre, "travel & lifestyle" as a part of my blog content. since I’m intending to travel a lot in the coming years so this would come in useful to keep record of my time there.

I was told that brunch in Melbourne is like no other. Definitely not a credible statement but yes, definitely much better than the ones you have in Malaysia. Without further ado, here are the list of brunch and coffee places I went to:


1. Cafeology : 583, Sydney Road, Brunswick
If you are looking for good brunch food without a que, this is a great place. It is about 20 minutes tram ride from the city (which really isn’t a long ride away) and they offer a wide range of breakfast food menu you can enjoy. I personally enjoy having bacon strips and sausages for brunch with red beans, hence my only choice was the Farmhouse Big Breakfast which is served with a toasted bread, mushrooms, sausages, bacon strips, spinach, baked tomato and poached eggs.















2. ManchesterPress: 8 Rankins Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
This is one of those places where you’ll see all the Malaysians hanging. On weekends, literally 70 percent of the people in there are Malaysians, which isn’t a bad thing. I guess it is just one of those places that is known by the word of mouth. However, they are not wrong about how good their breakfast is. It is located in an alley way near the city and you should expect a 30-min que during peak hours.




3. Seven Seeds: 106-114 Berkeley Street, Carlton
Another Melbourne-Malaysian favourite, Seven Seeds is located a walking distance away from Melbourne University. I’m not sure how did I came about this place, probably another word-of-mouth. I think I was told that they serve really good coffee and being coffee-expert-noobs Leonard and I are, we're not the best person to go to when it comes to “good coffee”. I don’t know how good can a good cup of coffee be or how bad it is. In my defense, I love Starbucks’s Caramel Macchiato but for some reason Starbucks is like a nono for the “coffee junkies” so yeah, I’d rather just step away from the coffee-experts zone. However, if you are a coffee lover, suggest that you pay a visit, and you probably should already know about this place anyway.



4. Bay Leaf Apollo Bay: 131 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay
Leonard and I stumbled upon this small little coffee place that also serves breakfast, on the way along the Great Ocean Road towards the 12 Apostles (which is now 8, for your information). After a 2-hour bus ride (or in this case, race car ride), we stopped by the area for lunch and thought of having coffee. The warm and cosy place is located in a beautiful neighbourhood, and they attract mostly tourists who are heading to see the 12 Apostles. We ordered a bagel which has an acceptable price range and it was awesome, comparable to the mainstream expensive ones in the city. So if you happen to be going along the Great Ocean Road, do stop by the coffee place for a visit.


With that, this marks the end of my recommendations! Let me know if you find this useful because I'd love to hear from you. On another note, stay tuned on my Youtube channel where I upload videos regarding my trip, also follow me on Instagram (@eeked) to see timely updates on my "colorful" life. 

WATCH 
Melbourne Day 1: The Walkathon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlAvPgHxVis
Melbourne Day 2: Great Ocean Road https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEC03u7S0Zc