Skincare Buys #16 – Hermo.my

I have finally collected my skincare products’ purchases from Hermo.my. I have the items shipped to Cake Rush and collected them when I was in Miri last weekend. I used to have them shipped to Alan’s place but it’s rather inconvenient nowadays as we don’t get to meet as often as we used to now that Alan is married.

I splurged quite a bit this time round from Hermo.my. My initial nett total at the checkout was RM300+ but it went up to RM500+ when I added a bottle of essence from Huxley. Huxley is one of the highly raved Korean skincare brands nowadays and I got to know about the brand from a Korean YouTube vlogger. I like the minimalist packaging but not suitable for those who doesn’t like perfumed skincare products.

For your information, this is my second time shopping at Hermo.my. I did it once a couple of years ago. I had them shipped to Brunei and it took ages. It’s inconvenient to ship skincare and cosmetic products into Brunei as they are liable for inspection at the pharmacy before the custom officer will release them.

Without further ado, let me show you my loots from Hermo.my!

Mamonde Lotus Micro Cleansing Oil | RM75

innisfree Green Barley Cleansing Cream | RM34

innisfree Bija Trouble Facial Foam | RM32

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser | RM35

This is one of the highly raved products from COSRX. I started using the gel cleanser after unboxing them and it was really as gentle as the beauty vloggers claimed. Tea tree oil is one of the listed ingredients hence the gel cleanser smelled of tea tree oil. I’m not going to elaborate further of the product as I have only used the product for a day or two but do stay tune for my review!

Huxley Essence: Grab Water | RM148

Huxley Cream: Fresh and More | RM123

The reason why I added this into my shopping cart is because I wanted to find an alternative for Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream. I’m not saying that the moisturizer from Laneige isn’t good but I’m looking for a cheaper alternative.

innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Oil-Free Gel Cream | RM89

I bought this because I was hoping that the texture of this moisturizer would be the same as Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream. Sad to say, this is nowhere near the texture that I’m anticipating for. Fragrance wise, it wasn’t to my liking but I’m hoping that it would do my skin good despite the texture and fragrance.

So, this sums up my loots from Hermo.my. I think I’m going to buy some some more from Hermo.my soon as I quite like the Huxley moisturizer which I have been using. The texture is a plus point for me but I’m not so sure about the fragrance though. I know I’m a bit contradicting here but oh well … LOL!

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Miri Food Hunts / Koffee Brick

Mom and I arrived home around half past three in the afternoon yesterday. We went for lunch at Tien Sing Restaurant before heading home. I was supposed to start blogging yesterday evening after coming home but my shoulder blade has been aching since the night before. My suspect was one of the food which I ate during dinner which triggered the ache to return. I was all good during the day but the ache was almost unbearable after dinner.

Sister suggested that I go for sauna the next morning before checking out from Pullman Miri Waterfront, look for a masseur upon arriving home to ease the pain and get prescription from our family GP. Going for sauna on my own was the last thing on my mind but the ache was intolerable the next morning and worse, I didn’t sleep well with Mom snoring next to me. I could normally sleep well despite the noise around me but it wasn’t the case this time round.

I woke up around 7AM yesterday morning and decided that I’m going to take Sister’s suggestion and go for sauna. I packed my toiletries to shower in the shower room provided at the fitness facilities. As I was the first to use the sauna room for the day, it wasn’t hot enough to my liking. I was in the sauna room for approximately 15 minutes. My freshly washed hair was almost half dry but my body didn’t perspire at all under the heat. At the end of the day, sauna didn’t work for me.

I went for a massage session yesterday evening with a Chinese masseur yesterday evening. I swallowed two Voltaren pills yesterday before sleep to ease the ache and sore. The ache is better now but the pressed areas were sore at the moment. At least, I slept better yesterday than the night before. LOL!

Before I tire you out of boredom, let’s get started with what I intend to blog for today …

I picked Andrea from her place after dropping Mom off at the place of my colleague’s sister. I arranged to pick up Andrea at 9:30AM but there was a queue at the Malaysian border. It was about 10AM by the time I picked Andrea up. We stopped by Pullman Miri Waterfront first so that I could deposit some of my stuffs which couldn’t be left in the car due to the heat.

Our first choice of breakfast was Little Roast Co. located at Marina Square but savories were unavailable at the time. We decided to leave since there wasn’t much options for us to choose from. I asked Andrea if she’s okay with eating 生肉面 and she agreed. We walked looking for 萬香生肉面 but couldn’t find it. I surrendered and we drove to Koffee Brick instead as I know that they are serving brunch since 8AM.

Cappuccino | RM8

Chai Tea Latte | RM10

As usual, Cappuccino for Andrea and Chai Tea Latte for me. I will always go for non-coffee drink if given the chance. Koffee Brick serves both Chai Tea Latte and Matcha Latte. Their Chai Tea Latte is decent but slightly too sweet for my liking. It would be nicer if it had been less sweet.

Mentaiko Pasta | RM22

codfish roe, kewpie mayonnaise, shrimp, spaghetti, garlic bread

Andrea had this and it was served with seaweed as topping. The portion looked generous. Taste wise, it was average according to Andrea. The pasta wasn’t dry despite appearing to be with little bit of sauce at the bottom of the plate.

Smoked Salmon Panini | RM24

smoked salmon, cheddar cheese, haricots, chips

I personally find pasta too heavy for me at the time so I chose to go for their sandwiches. They have 4 types of sandwiches to choose from their menu but it was only Smoked Salmon Panini which appeals the most to me. When this was being served me in front of me, I was surprised that the chips which they stated on their menu is actually the regular chips instead of french fries version of chips. LOL!

You get to choose the kind of bread that you prefer for your sandwich and they have wholemeal, rye and baguette. I went for wholemeal. I only ate a bit of the chips but the Smoked Salmon Panini was good. The smoked salmon wasn’t as salty as some others which I had tried before.

Koffee Brick
Lot 1943,
Marina Park City Phase 2,
Miri, 98000,
Sarawak,
Malaysia

Review: Burger Dairy

San Diann, Chee Fun, Clara and I met for dinner at Burger Dairy. We made arrangement to meet at 7:30PM as I finish off work at 7PM. Unfortunately, I got held up at work until 8:30PM. I asked them to go ahead without me as I might not be able to make it.

As I was about to leave work at 8PM, I was summoned to fix a technical issue. By the time I officially clock out from work, it was already 8:30PM. Texted them and they told me that they had ordered my Korean Burger and asked me to come around.

Korean Burger | B$9.90

two chicken patties, one beef patty, cheese, special sauce, lettuce / served with french fries

When I first saw the menu, I was intrigued to try their Korean Burger. Honestly speaking, I was rather disappointed with my Korean Burger given the price. The only word which I could describe my Korean Burger is spicy but tolerable. They went slightly over board with the black pepper though.

As I don’t eat beef, I couldn’t vouch for it. The chicken patties are nice though. They used the meat from the chicken thigh, coated with their special sauce. We all agreed that the fries were good. I had a small bite of Clara’s Curry Buttermilk Burger and I think it was better than my Korean Burger.

Verdict: San Diann had Italian Burger and it was apparent he didn’t like what he had judging the way he deconstructed his Italian Burger. LOL! We all agreed that Clara’s Curry Buttermilk Burger was the best among all with my Korean Burger in second place.

Customer service, it was okay in my opinion. However, do not go when you are hungry or else you would end up being #hangry (hungry + angry), a term which I learnt from Dayre. LOL! The gang told me that they waited for at least half an hour after placing the order.

Burger Dairy
No: 17, Ground Floor,
Block B, Bangunan Gadong Central,
Simpang: 21, Jalan Gadong,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-8182156

07122017 / Jade Well Restaurant

I went out early for breakfast yesterday morning. I chose Jade Well as it’s located along the way from home to workplace. I spring cleaned my office yesterday so I started off the day with a heavy breakfast. I would usually avoid heavy breakfast but I gave myself a break yesterday under the excuse that I needed the carbs to last me through the day. I’m not sure how much calories are burnt but I got aches all over my body this morning. LOL!

Fried Kueh Tiaw | B$3.50

I had Fried Kueh Tiaw as I’m not much of a fan for yellow noodles unless I feel like it. I liked that the noodles are cooked to the dark shade which I love. The noodles looked greasy but it was surprisingly not as greasy as I anticipated it to be.

Taste wise, I’m not sure if I’m having weird taste bud yesterday but it was rather bland so I added quite a fair amount of their blended chilies. Instead of using chicken breast, they used the flesh from the chicken thigh this time round.

Jade Well Restaurant
No: 16, Bangunan Ben Kassim & Hajah Zaliha,
Simpang: 440,
Kampung Sungai Tilong,
Jalan Muara,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam

Of Random Things #127

My body is aching all over from the spring cleaning yesterday. The area around my shoulder blade has been aching since Monday and the strain sort of loosen up yesterday. Despite that the ache around the shoulder blade has relieved, I get aches on my back and legs. LOL!

I had finally completed watching While You Were Sleeping two evenings ago. Clara had mentioned that the said drama series is good but I only find it above average. Perhaps because I think there were better Korean productions than this? There are a few Korean drama series which have completed airing this week and I’m starting with Meloholic first. I’m not sure if it’s any good but I like that it’s a short drama.

Melo Holic