30032018 / Flour & Butter Cafe

Sister and I headed out after dinner at home as she wanted pick up some gluten free snacks from Supa Save, Mata-Mata. Jennifer tagged along for coffee and dessert at Flour & Butter Cafe. We arrived around 15 minutes past 9PM with quite a few tables of patrons having dinner at the time. We ordered drinks first and waited for Jennifer to arrive before we place our orders for desserts.

I didn’t feel like having Chai Tea Latte so I went for Dark Chocolate. Sister wanted to go for their Dark Chocolate too but decided not to when she had a sip of mine and claimed that it wasn’t dark enough for her liking.

Dark Chocolate | B$5.00

King of Durian Cake | B$10.50

Lemon Lychee Cake | B$5.90

Lemon Lychee Cake, launched early this month was one of the newest creations of the cafe. The last time when I went with Jia, Jenny and Irene, the cake was unavailable. The sponge cake layers were soft, spongy and fluffy in my opinion, sandwiched with cream cheese frosting and lychee bites. I liked that the cream cheese frosting ain’t heavy. The cream cheese frosting on the top of the cake were sprinkled with sugar coated lemon peels.

Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart | B$5.00

Like the Lemon Lychee Cake, Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart was also one of the newest creations of the cafe. The pastry crust was hard but it wasn’t as crunchy as I would love it to be. The chocolate ganache was alright in my opinion and the salted caramel was sweet as expected. To be honest, I was rather disappointed with their Chocolate Salted Caramel Tart as I looked forward to the pastry crust.

Flour & Butter Cafe
No: 29, Ground Floor,
Bangunan Haji Hassan Abdullah,
Menglait, Jalan Gadong,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-2422323 

Review: Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water

Sister is coming home tonight for a short weekend trip as it is Good Friday tomorrow in Singapore. She is taking the last flight out from Singapore to Brunei. I bought some Philippines Dole Banana from Supa Save, Mata-Mata the other day. They had fully ripen with dark spots on the skin.

I intended to bake some Gluten Free Banana Bread but I don’t have the required GF All-Purpose Flour in hand. Anyways, let’s not talk about baking anymore but get on moving with what I intended to blog for the day – Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water.

Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water

The said product was newly launched when I accompanied Sister to Singapore on a accommodation hunting trip July last year. I bought a full size bottle from Singapore and I bought this travel size bottle before my Bangkok trip last month. Full size bottle houses 400ml while travel size bottle houses 125ml. The difference between this cleansing water and the regular ones from Garnier is that the former is Argan Oil infused.

I don’t wear make-up on regular basis. I’m more of a skincare person than make-up person and I always make sure that I would only leave the house with sunscreen applied on my face. Despite sunscreen is not considered as a makeup product but it is quite heavy in texture which could result in clogged pores if it’s not properly removed by the end of the day. And therefore, I would incorporate double cleansing as part of my night skincare routine.

The product claimed to be powerful and gentle on the skin at removing make-up, even with the waterproof ones. This is the first time which Garnier combined their Micellar Technology with Argan Oil. What I love about this cleansing water on first impression was the pleasant scent of Argan Oil. It smelled floral in my opinion despite that Argan Oil is supposed to smell almost like nutty?

Before you use the product, shake well so that the micellar water combines well with the Argan Oil. Pour about a 50 cents dose on a piece of cotton pad and gently wipe it all over the face to remove dirt and residue off the skin. As the micellar water was Argan Oil infused, it leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturized. However, it is best to incorporate double cleansing into your night skincare routine to ensure that all dirt and residue are fully removed.

As I don’t wear heavy make-up, I couldn’t fully vouch the effectiveness of the said product with waterproof make-up. However, I did come across some online reviews claiming that this cleansing water works well with waterproof make-up. I like that the cleansing oil leaves my skin feeling soft and clean after. It doesn’t strip the skin moisture. Despite that the product was oil-infused, it didn’t leave a greasy layer on the skin. Best of all, I don’t suffer from skin breakouts.

So, here’s what I think of Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water in a nutshell:

Pros:
1. Argan Oil infused.
2. Smells pleasant of floral.
3. Doesn’t leave a greasy layer on the skin.
4. Leaves skin feeling soft, clean and moisturized.
5. Doesn’t strip skin moisture.
6. No skin breakouts.

Cons:
1. Those who are sensitive to fragrance may not like this scented cleansing water.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

Price: B$7.90 (125ml)

Repurchase? Yes

Of Random Things #140

I’m running out of topic to blog about so you’ll find me updating about the most random stuffs. I am currently in the mid of the second season of Chicago Med and decided to take a break from it by resuming with Ruler – Master of The Mask which I had abandoned previously when I found Chicago Med.

There were a few new Korean drama series released recently and I am currently downloading them episodes by episodes. So, here’s the list of Korean drama series which I had been downloading on weekly basis.

The Great Seducer

A Poem A Day

Welcome to Waikiki

Radio Romance

Evergreen

Grand Prince

There were a few more in the list but these were the ones that I could come up with. Aside from Korean drama series, I downloaded a fair share of Chinese and Taiwanese too. I prefer watching Korean series over Taiwanese as they complete airing quicker. Korean series are aired two episodes per week while it is only an episode per week for Taiwanese.

23032018 / Sulbingsoo

Dinner tonight was at Sulbingsoo. You must be wondering why was it dinner at a Korean dessert cafe? If you haven’t know, Sulbingsoo had launched a series of hot Korean food like Bibimbap, Pajeon, Korean Ramyun and Gimbap. I had known about this quite some time ago but never gotten round to try it until tonight since I’m around the area.

The cafe was pretty quiet at the time when I walked in with two tables of patrons only but filled with more patrons when it was drawing closing time. To be honest, I contemplated between Ramyun and Bibimbap but decided with the latter in fear of bloated tummy when I had too much of wheat products.

Tuna Gimbap | B$3.00

Tuna Gimbap was a letdown in my opinion as I find the rice too wet for my liking and the tuna filling was minimal. I don’t remember chewing much on the tuna filling to be honest.

Chicken Bibimbap | B$6.50

Sulbingsoo offers Salmon Bibimbap. I was tempted to order one myself but I was being told that they were using smoked salmon instead of cooked salmon. I’m not sure if smoked salmon would pair well with the Bibimbap so chicken was the safest option at the time.

The bowl was filled with half bowl of rice, preserved chives, sliced cucumbers, thinly sliced carrots, minced chicken, lettuce and a sunny side up. A small portion of preserved Kimchi was served with Bibimbap paste. The Bibimbap paste tasted a lot different compared to the usual Gochujang paste that I am used to. The minced chicken tasted rather sweet in my opinion. All in all, this bowl of Chicken Bibimbap didn’t leave me with a wow impression

Sulbingsoo
Unit B7, Ground Floor,
Shakirin Complex,
Kiulap,
Bandar Seri Begawan,
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +673-8305614

Review: innisfree Orchid Gel Cream

It’s Friday today and Sister is coming home next Thursday evening for a long weekend holiday. I had requested for a day off from work next Tuesday with the intention of crossing border to run some errands but it turned out that I don’t have to do so anymore. With the leave approved, I guess I shall make full use of it and take it as a day to rest and pamper myself. I have a massage session at Thann Sanctuary Spa scheduled for this coming Sunday morning.

I haven’t been eating out often recently so you wouldn’t be seeing much of food related blog entries until the next time I dine outside. So, here comes another skincare review to add to the list. Today’s topic is a skincare review of innisfree Orchid Gel Cream. Prior to purchasing the said product, I tried to find product reviews online but only to be greeted with disappointment. Majority reviews which I came across were of the enriched version from the same line.

innisfree Orchid Gel Cream

I am always pouring over reviews online for skincare products before purchasing them as I needed to know how other users rate them. I have a sensitive prone skin so some basic knowledge of the product before purchasing would come in handy. However, my main concern before purchasing this product was the texture. I had once purchased innisfree Jeju Sparkling Mineral Oil-Free Gel Cream and the texture was far from what I had anticipated.

As innisfree Orchid Gel Cream wasn’t available on Hermo.my, I resorted to asking Sister to get one for me from innisfree outlet in Singapore. I had her take a picture of the product’s consistency before I decided on buying it. The texture was exactly what I was looking for but better.

And why would I say it’s better? It has a memory form texture like Laneige Firming Sleeping Pack. No matter how you “deconstruct” the texture of the product, it will return to it’s original state like in the above picture. I didn’t know how long it would take as I had never waited to check how long it would take to return to it’s original form. With it’s memory form texture, I find it convenient to bring around while traveling as you wouldn’t have to fear much on spillage.

The product came with a pleasant floral fragrance which I find soothing. What I loved the most after the memory form texture was how it gets absorbed onto my skin. It gets absorbed onto my skin real quick leaving a soft, smooth and dewy complexion. It makes the application of sunscreen easier as well. It doesn’t leave a sticky feeling on my face and it stayed that way for quite some time during the day. Most importantly, it doesn’t break out on my skin.

So, here’s what I think of innisfree Orchid Gel Cream in a nutshell:

Pros:
1. Memory form texture, makes it convenient to bring around when traveling.
2. Gets absorbed onto the skin fast, leaving a soft, smooth and dewy complexion.
3. Doesn’t leave the face feeling sticky after application.
4. Doesn’t break out on the skin.
5. Pleasant floral scent.

Cons:
None that I could think of.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

Price: S$43/RM111

Repurchase? Definitely!