Friday, 29 July 2016

Go healthier with Kang Kang Noodles!

Late night supper craving is a serious temptation for me. And it happens ALL THE TIME, especially during the weekends. Most of the time I’ll be craving for a comforting bowl of hot noodles, which usually conveniently comes in a packet of instant or cup noodles. No doubt that my tummy is satisfied and happy, but the noodles are usually packed with MSGs and preservatives, which are known to be very harmful for our body.

Sometimes I just turn a blind eye to this information because I have no self-control at times. But it’s always great if there’s an alternative right?

That’s when I found out about Kang Kang Noodles. Before I attended the media event, my maid actually already bought a few packets to try out, without knowing that Kang Kang is actually an express kit, similar to instant noodles.

There’s a huge difference though. The noodles go through a pasteurization process, allowing the noodles to be kept freshly in room temperature or refrigerated conditions for a decent period of time, without the necessity of adding any preservatives. Since it is a healthier choice, there’s excuse to indulge in more late night suppers, I suppose? ;)

These pasteurized noodles can be kept for 30 days in ambient conditions and last up to six months when kept in the fridge. 

The packaging has very clear instructions to follow through, so it’s not much of a hassle to cook in the middle of the night. Of course, if you are feeling lazy, you can always choose the easier way – MICROWAVE. But I wouldn’t prefer that unless it’s for lunch break during office! Trust me, the slightly more complicated (but still very simple) method makes your noodles taste much better!

Kang Kang also offers an extensive range of flavors that suit local taste – Prawn Noodles, Laksa, Curry mee and more! Because of the fresh noodles and paste, there is minimal alkaline taste in the noodles. Cook it according to the instructions and you will find that the noodles’ texture are springy with a flavorful taste. I personally choose to follow the amount of water required using a beaker because I'm not a good estimator. 

Out of the three flavors that we have tried, my favourite was the Laksa. The fresh paste was very fragrant with a hint of coconut flavor. And I only spent about 5-10 minutes preparing it? How convenient when I'm craving for a hot bowl of laksa in the middle of the night!

On the other hand, I really love the curry soup, hence I was having a dilemma with my top pick. I think that the perfect combination would be the white noodles with the curry paste. Please don't think that I am weird. But I should seriously give it a try.

While I am not a fan of Prawn Mee, I have to admit that I was very attracted to the aroma of the shallots packaged together with the meal kit.

Kang Kang Noodles Express Meal Kit is very simple, straightforward and healthy. For people who do not like instant noodles due to the potential harmful preservatives, you can give this a try. And for the greedy eaters who just love to indulge in late night supper, you have more excuses to dig in!
Thank you TSK for the invite! 

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Sephora Korean Beauty Review Part 2

Sponsored Review:

From my previous post, I shared reviews of some of the products Sephora kindly sent me! I'm back for more again! And guess what? This review includes my TOP PICK (Yes, I manage to pick 1 specific out of the whole lot). 

Retail Price: $29

First Impression: I have to admit I wasn’t impressed with the packaging when I received it at the start. It comes in a silver tube exterior which has the looks of an ordinary lotion. Never judge a book by its cover because I fell in love right after. 

Review: I usually put on CC cream to work as I prefer a very light coverage just to even out my skin tone. Some of the CC cream I have used actually made my skin way fairer than it should be, and I didn’t really like it that way.

When I apply and blend the Erborian CC creme onto my skin, it changes from the original white colour to a pink-beige tone, which gives a radiant and natural blush to my skin tone. If you’re lazy or just don’t really want to put on so much make up that day, just skip the blusher. Although the CC cream works better than other brands, the cream is very light on my skin, and doesn’t clog up my pores. It looks quite natural as well, which makes it a good product for daily application to work.
For such an affordable price, I think it’s a great steal! I still prefer this over any foundation that I have tried on. 

Shu Uemura Fresh Cushion Blush
Retail Price: $48

First Impression: Shu Uemura Fresh Cushion Blush has a cute and funky exterior design with girly pink and purple prints.  Quite a cute product!

Review: With all the cushion applicator products in the market, I find myself using less powdered blushes as it is usually cakeier and also not as lasting. I like how this product has a light tone and I can easily blend out onto my skin. The only downside is that I am not a fan of this pink shade (Hibiscus Pink – inspired by Korea’s national flower). Personally, I prefer the coral pink shades which have more vibrant and rosy looks. I guess the colour just doesn’t suit my skin colour. But I would love to try the other shade! 

Sephora Collection Wonderful Cushion Matte Lip Cream
Retail Price: $16

First Impression: It has a cute tube-like packaging with a round sponge for application. There's a small hole in the center so just give a light squeeze before applying to your lips, and the sponge will blend it out for you to prevent the colour from coming out too harshly.

Review: The Sephora Wonderful Cushion Matte cream come in handy on days that I wish put in more effort in my dressing because of its highly pigmented colour. I used to avoid matte lip products as the colours tend to be overwhelming. I like how this product is buildable and easy to blend, I even tried doing ombre effect by lining the inner part of my lips and slowly blending the colours out – making it seems like I’m wearing a two-toned lipstick. I hardly had to touch up after applying the Sephora Cushion matte cream as it is quite long-lasting even after my meals.  With the cushion applicator, it’s convenient to apply when I’m outside; my only concern is the hygiene of the sponge though.

As the cushion sponge is round, it may be a little challenging to apply on the inner corners of the lips. But overall, it’s still a fairly good product that I would like to continue using. It can actually go redder than this, but I prefer to keep it this way! 

That's all for now!
Thanks for reading! ♥