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Nan Tien Temple

Nan Tien Temple – Wollongong

Nan Tien Temple which carry the meaning by “Southern Heaven Temple” is a Buddhist Temple complex located in Berkeley on the southern outskirts of the Australian city of Wollongong, about 80 km south of Sydney. It is one of the branch temples of the Taiwanese Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order, founded in 1967 by Hsing Yun,  which has over 120 branches worldwide. The temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in the southern hemisphere, completed in 1995 (source wiki).

It was Chinese new Year Week 2018 and we decided to came to this temple to visit. There’s many people visiting on weekend though the tour buses and the car park was full when we arrives but we manage to find a parking anyway. Please scroll down to see the photo’s.

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Nan_Tien_Temple_Wollongong

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The area is so big so make sure you are fit to walk. There is a reputable vegetarian restaurant here but we did not manage to eat there because too many people was queuing and we do not want to wait. This is a good place to visit especially if you’re a Buddhist, you can  pray here.

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Nan_Tien_Temple_Exit

Thanks for stopping by to read! XOXO

Wollongong Short Visit

Wollongong – Light House

A 2 hour drive from Sydney to come here is really worth it, I came here last 2 years and it’s so good to be back! The day was sunny, warm and windy.

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Wollongong_light_house

The City Beach view from the Light house is stunning. So many people were here last weekend.

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Wollongong_City_Beach

More photos from the Light house.You can soak in the rock pool as photo below or just have a sun bathing, all you need to do is walk down to the rocks from the light house.

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Wollongong_light_house_View

Its very calm to just sit and relax here while watching the waves

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Wollongong_light_house_View

I bought a mango-hazelnut ice-cream from the ice-cream van but the taste is just normal. Its the only vehicle that sell drinks and dessert there at the time.

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Wollongong_light_house_icecream

 

Hogs Australia’s Steakhouse

Hogs Parramatta :

Hello guys, hows Mondays treating you all? Today i would like to share on my first experience dined at Hogs.

It was said way back in 1989 the first Hogs was opened in Airlie Beach in North Queensland (pretty long time ago). They also claimed for the passions for good food and selections of the finest and fresh produced for the customers. Thus, for 29th years this year they have already runs more than 80 restaurants.

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Upon entering the restaurant, I remembered the decor in HRC, chillis as well as Bubba Gum! Classy!

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Hogs_Australian_Steakhouse_Interior

We ordered Lychee mocktail and cappuccino. I really love these drinks – exceptional.

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Hogs_Australian_Steakhouse_drinks

For the food I ordered steak and garlic prawns ( Char-grilled sirloin steak topped with garlic prawns and honey mustard sauce + fresh vegetables + Hog Tail Fries). I rate this meal as 8/10 as the steak is a bit chewy. The other menu my partner choose is beacon beef burger + Hog Tails Fries. Its tasty too.

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Hogs_Australian_Steakhouse_food

Overall we think that this is a good place to have lunch and dinner. There’s so much crowd at 8pm and its better to get here early as the waiting after ordering is pretty long.

There’s a lunch treat $9.90 on weekdays as well as you may see in the photo below. You may dine here and wont break your pocket!

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Hogs_Australian_Steakhouse_menu

Thanks for reading. Maybe a comment on where else you guys love to have a nice dinner?

 

Huda Rose Gold Edition Palette

Hello again! I’m pretty sure most of you would have heard about this palette for quite sometime. I had got this palette last year but didn’t manage to write anything about it and now Huda has discontinued this lovely palette. Ohh noooo!

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Huda_Rose_Gold Edition_Palette

I would say the packaging is nice as easy to display with that glass packaging. I can see through inside without opening. It consist of 18 shades and all are beautiful colours.

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Huda_Rose_Gold Edition_Palette

Some may not like shimmering but to me this depend on how much you put on your eyelid. If you slide a little it wont be too much and look just nice. Plus all this glittery shades is very creamy so a little goes a long way. Use your finger as its better than brush, the colour will blend gracefully so much better! As I mention in previous post, if you use eyeshadow primer, the result will be more tense and lasting. And sure, I love all the metallic colours.

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Huda_Rose_Gold Edition_Palette

How about the matte shades? To me it all blend well and smooth, very earthly shades but shade Bae is almost my skin tone, haha! This is a very good palette and is a must to have for a palette junkie. Everything in this palette is superb and i don’t see any reason to not like it. Some critics on the packaging but come on there’s a say inner beauty is better than the outer? LOL.

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Huda_Rose_Gold Edition_Palette

Lastly, I hope my friend is happy now she requested to see this palette. hehe..

Thanks for reading and tell me a piece of your mind. =P

TooFaced Better Than Sex Mascara

Hello gorgeous! Ive seen lots of review on @toofaced Better than Sex Mascara; said thats its very goood

So here are my reviews:

I normally will get the mini size for trial.

The tiffany blue packaging is beautiful , 4.8g.

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Better_Than_Sex_Mascara

Upon opening the packaging, I’m surprised on how big is the brush applicator. For any eye product i think its quite big, and kinda hard to spread evenly among the lashes.

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Better_Than_Sex_Mascara

After applying to my eyelashes, I have to wait for a long time for it to dry and have to switch on the fan to dry the lashes.  I also use a curler after and reapply again carefully. Some smudges though, because the wand is too big.

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Better_Than_Sex_Mascara

The wand is heavy and not practical. But it does make the lashes thicker and longer.

After a long day the fall out is minimal and I don’t actually look like panda.

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Better_Than_Sex_Mascara

The photo below is my lashes after 2 coating of the mascara. Lengthy and thick but doesn’t reach the corner of the eyes.

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Better_Than_Sex_Mascara

Will I repurchase? No, because there is much better one, and cheaper for the same price.

How about you girls? Have you try?

Thanks for reading, feel free to comment. XOXO

Too Faced Chocolate Gold

Too Faced Chocolate Gold Palette

Good day everyone! Since my friends were asking how does my last weekend haul goes and wanted to see how good is this palette, I decided take some photo of it today. This is my First palette from @toofaced.

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Too_Faced_Chocolate_Gold

As the name Chocolate and Gold, the box is the same and the cased as well. I’ve been eyeing the Gold shades since the online launching by Mecca Maxima hoping it’s as good as some gold shades that i have. In love with the chocolate smell!

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Too_Faced_Chocolate_Gold

And my favourite four colour as below: Very pigmented!

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Too_Faced_Chocolate_Gold

If you love colours this palette if for you as it have all the colours that you can literally mix and match for any kind of look.

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Too_Faced_Chocolate_Gold

Other than my favourite four, the rest of the shades is so gorgeous for everyday use too! Technically the 3 matte shades can be use for based for all the pigmented shades; or on its own while rollin’ in dough can be use as a highlighter.

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Too_Faced_Chocolate_Gold

Considering all the shades in this Chocolate Gold Palette, I would say it can be use all year round. I hope @toofaced will continue this palette!

How about you? Do you like this palette?

Thanks for reading!xoxo

 

Jenesis Cosmetics

Vegan, Cruelty Makeup

Ladies & gentlemen, Its been a while after my last makeup/skincare review. How do you do =P ?

I would like to share my first Australian local made makeup that i bought online.

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Vegan_Makeup – All the Haul

I got 7 items ( 5 eyeshadows, 1 lip gloss, 1 highlighter). You can scroll down to see all my choices of shades. I love shimmer and glitter and all the shades have it!

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Vegan_Makeup
Vegan_Makeup
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I also got 2 free samples of highlighter and lipstick.

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Vegan_Makeup_Free_Samples

Honestly, I love all the shades! As you can see in the photo  below its creamy, pigmented and have smooth texture and if you apply primer, the colour will be more tense. For a 15mm mini pan size (4$) each, its really worth to try. Why not support local business right?

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Vegan_Makeup

And if you’re asking me if these colour suitable on medium skin, yes it is. The photo below i tested on my mans hand and he is technically “brown”. With just a little shades (i dont want to waste it =P) you can see the shimmery colour!

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Vegan_Makeup

Next is the Unicorn Lip Smoothie, its creamy non sticky and moisturising and have that purple glow unicorn colour that can last for a long time on the lips if you don’t eat or drink.

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Vegan_Makeup

For the Samples – Peachy girl lipstick, I like the natural look of the shades, it can be worn any time of the day while Angel Wings Highlighter, the colour really pretty on my light skin and doesn’t look “too much” if just being worn at the day time. You girls should really check out and support vegan products at : etsy.com/au/shop/Jenesiscosmetica

Thanks for reading!