The Making of a Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake.... yeeeha~~~~

I can't express how much my love to carrot cake, especially the cake with topping. It is the bomb!


1cup of pecans/walnuts
2,1/2 cups grated carrots
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1,1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1,1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
4 large eggs
1,1/2 granulated white sugar
1 cup canola/olive oil
2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat overn 180 celcius for at least 30mins
2. Sieve all the dry ingredients in a bowl
3. To electric mixer, beat eggs until frothy.
4. Add in sugar, beat for 3-4 mins. Slowly add in oil, then add in vanilla extract.
5. Add in the sifted dry ingredients, mix well until homogeneous.
6. Fold in carrots and chopped nuts
7. Bake for 25-30 mins, depends to your oven OR until toothpick inserted comes out clean.


1/4 cup room temperature unsalted butter
227g room temperature cream cheese
2 cups icing sugar (sifted) (may reduce to your desire sweet taste)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp lemon juice (optional)

Carrot cake serve best with topping in my opinion, so here's my take.
1. Beat the cream cheese and butter until well mix
2. Add in icing sugar, vanilla extract, lemon zest and its juice. Mix well
3. Spread in onto the cake, decorate with walnuts/ anything you like that serve well with carrot cake


Christmas Celebration + Gifts

Hey everyone, Christmas was over and new year is coming. Here's some of my celebration pictures. I love how a family gather together sharing this very special day. Of course, this is my 1st year Christmas celebration with hubby and his family, everyone seems to be very happy with the presents!

Here you go, some lovely pictures:

Other than family gathering, hubby also brought me for a special Christmas dinner. I love to dine in this restaurant so much, everything seems to be perfect. The food, the combination, marvelous!


and then, the gifts:
  • panda and mustache shirts
  • sweat pants
  • Nike jacket
  • green towel
  • Toffifee
  • cute key chains
  • hair tie
  • The Body Shop perfume
  • a cookbook

Thank you everyone and wish you all have a great new year ahead!

Christmas Soon, Are U Ready?

Hohoho.... Christmas is just around the corner, 2 more days to go... How exciting it is! This is the 1st year I celebrate Christmas with my hubby's family, we decided to keep it small and simple because it isn't a tradition celebration for them. I decided to make cake for Christmas but that will be uploaded some time tomorrow.

Here's some photo of the decorated Christmas tree his sister had set up last week. It takes around 3 years to collect so much decoration for the tree. It is hard to find some fancy decoration here as compared to other country.

Below the tree, we put some presents, everyone in the house get a present. Hubby and I set up a rules that all present most not cost more than RM200. We didn't want others who not usually celebrate this special day feel burden to their wallet. I celebrate Christmas every year but doesn't mean that non Christian celebrate too, right? 
Front of the tree has lots of present, same goes to behind of the tree.

Other than planning Christmas celebration, I decided to treat myself with Cellnique goodies which I love so much. I found that some holy grail items from this brand and it does great job for my sensitive skin. I bought the Christmas gift set which consist of D'sensi calming cream and the newly released sleeping mask. I got 2 tiny samples and 2 facial treatment and 1 eye treatment.

At the same time, hubby brought me to shop and got me some really nice treat too. He got me Eucerin whitening face wash in gel form, bakery book and MBD cactus mask. How thoughtful is that! I have really great time exploring bakery. I used to hate bakery because I thought it is very tedious but now I like it more and more....

Lastly, my aunt's dog just gave birth to these 2 puppies... wow, they made it before Christmas arrive....

Now, how's your Christmas preparation so far? almost done? 

Visit to a New Skinfood Stall

Hi everyone, today I visit to a newly open mall at my local area. It was so crowded but hubby manage to find parking. To my surprise there's a Skinfood stall and TheFaceShop stall in the mall. I didn't stop by at FaceShop stall because it was way too crowded and hubby was rushing to work later on too. So, I just stopped by at Skinfood stall. I've been a huge fan of this brand since I was in university. Tons of newly released product, wow.....

I still have a lot of skincare product to go trough, so I only grab some sheet masks and hand cream to try out. The SA was good enough and gave me some samples...

Samples to test and so convenient when it comes to travelling... the packaging was cute too

Hubby bought me Snow Tea Mask sheet and Golden Kiwi mask sheet because I've always complain about my complexion, I have freckles and working hard to make it become less visible. Before we left the stall, I grabbed a hand cream as well. It is the hand cream from wrinkle care series: sugar hand cream.

That's all for my skinfood stall visit. I'm glad that the skincare stall is now so near to my house and working place. Review will be up after use.

Time for me to sleep now. Good night ~

Favorites of the Month

Hey everyone, is December! Gasp... time flies.

I've been enjoying November very much with travelling, working and gathering with family and friends.
Can't believe that I've been in a new industry for 5months now, work has never been easy for me, but I've try my best and still hoping it will get better and better.

Now, favorites of November. It includes products I like and dislike.

I'm still sticking with my skincare routine, nothing much change. But these are things I've been using a lot last month.

  • MBD Hyaluronic sheet mask
  • Nivea Express Hydration body lotion
  • Kose eye cream
  • Kose powder foundation
  • Benefit Benetint
  • Revlon lipbutter # cherry tart
  • Smith Rosebud salve
  • Daiso facial cotton
  • Ferrero rocher

MBD sheet mask is probably one of the sheet mask I adore the most. It is cheap and effective. Since I've dry and combination skin I decided to try on the hyaluronic acid sheet mask. Well, it is very,very hydrating. I always top up a thicker moisturizer after that and the next day, my skin looks so radiant and supple. Normally 1 box can last me for about 2 months. I use every 2-3 days and it just act like rescuer to my skin. Love it.

Nivea express hydration body lotion smells amazing, not over powering and most important it doesn't feel oily like the Nivea cream which is a nightmare for me. Upon application, it just sink into the skin and quenches my dry skin especially on my elbow and feet.Other than that, it doesn't have those weird slippery feeling during I shower in the morning. My skin loving it and I do see good results after using it.

Kose eye cream, creamy eye cream but non oily. As much as I enjoy using the eye cream, I'm still not very sure whether I will purchase the full size or not. It seems to be perfect during cold season/when I'm in air conditioning room. More suitable for night time use. But I'm enjoying using it. Tiny pea size goes long way. haha!

Kose powder foundation is a sample when I received during my purchased on Kose skincare. The foundation seems to have only one shade. It glides onto the skin nicely but beware on those dry patches, it emphasize it. I like how build-able it is but hate it when it emphasize my dry patches. 

Benefit benetint. Two word to describe : simple,easy! Sometimes I just feel lazy, well I've been really lazy to put on makeup it is so time consuming. Benetint acts as lipcolor and cheek color, no zombie look. Perfect for casual day and working day. It is quite long lasting, so you'll look awake even without tons of makeup. 

Revlon lipbutter #cherry tart. A sheer red lipbutter. The red tone is very buildable too. Sometimes we just feel red look so good and professional. Normally I will put it on when I wore a simple clothing, loose bouncy hair. A pop of color. 

Next, Smith's rosebud salve. I would say this is a multi purpose product. It heals chapped lips very well, good for lip treatment, lip prep before any lipgloss/lipstick. I even apply this on my cuticles and heels. I see significant results the next day. Other than that, it is good on its own. It isn't sticky at all, so don't worry that your hair will stick on lips.

Other than Shiseido and Naruko cotton pad, I've finally found another good quality cotton pad. This is perfect for removing makeup using cleansing water and with toner. No worries with those annoying frizz. It cost only RM5 and it is available at Daiso.

Last but not least, my new cute toys. Ribena....