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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Popular Flowers for a Wedding Hand Bouquet

When it comes to wedding flowers, there is indeed a myriad of options for you to choose from. As a result, brides find it hard to decide what flowers to use for their hand bouquets. It is important that you familiarize yourself with the different flowers popular for a wedding not only with their looks but also their meaning and availability. Listed below are some of the most popular flowers in flower shop are suitable for a wedding hand bouquet.



·       Roses – You can never deny the fact that when it comes to bouquets, roses will always be on the list. It provides a romantic and intimate appeal to the bride. You can choose from a variety of colors and simply match it with the color of your dress. Roses symbolize love and passion making it perfect for a wedding.

·       Calla Lilies – These are stylish and sleek flowers that offer a modern look. They are usually available in white to ivory colors perfect for a classic wedding. However, you can also try other colors for your hand bouquet such as orange, red, and purple. Another thing that makes this flower distinctive is its shape. Calla lilies suit summer wedding because they are resistant to heat.

·       Orchids – If you are looking for a type of flower that could easily stand out, then orchids flower can be an excellent choice. It symbolizes love, beauty, fertility, and luxury making it undoubtedly perfect for weddings.


·       Peonies – These flowers are usually associated with prosperity and romance. It is available in different colors and you can use them in any kind of arrangement. It is an omen for a happy marriage and good fortune.

·       Hydrangeas – These flowers are considered friendly that provides a comfortable feeling. It has a ball-like feature that could make the bouquet looks livelier. It is a perfect flower for an autumn wedding.

·       Tulips – These are elegant but simple flowers that offer a chic and innocent look to a hand bouquet. With its long stem, you can never deny the fact that these flowers are absolutely stunning even when combined with other flowers. It is a sign of loyalty, love, and forgiveness.

·       Lavenders – These flowers are in long and thin stems and known to be one of the most popular wedding flowers. It is considered to be a filler flower when creating a hand bouquet for rustic weddings. It symbolizes love, beauty, devotion, grace, and admiration.

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Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Mamonde Creamy Tint Color Balm Intense Review

I am seriously having a love-hate relationship with Mamonde Creamy Tint Color Balm Intense. I bought 6 colours of Mamonde's balm collection from Althea; No.24 Nectar Coral, No.22 Dandy Coral, No.21 Red Soul, No.19 Blood Orange, No.23 Brick Rose and No.25 Rosy Silk.

 The reason why I bought that many colours was simply because it was my birthday haul from Althea and also I had high hopes for Mamonde's Creamy Tint Color Balm Intense series. The colour looks amazing on the website and they do too in real life!

So, what's the problem you ask? Well, just one, I am not really a fan of the texture that it has while applying. You know how balms are meant to be balmy? Let's just say it doesn't feel balmy at all...at least in my opinion, that is.


It isn't that creamy either, but rather almost matte-like texture. Velvety yes! Creamy no! From my experience, creamy lip products tend to effortlessly glide on your lips, however, the same can't be said for Mamonde's balm line. Don't worry, it doesn't dry up the lips nor does it look caky. It's just that I was anticipating a different texture, so...I was a little bit disappointed of its actual texture.


But what I really love about Mamonde Creamy Tint Color Balm Intense is the No.21 Red Soul. I am absolutely loving its shade of red. Sometimes, a certain colour can be overwhelming when applied, but since this is a tinting balm, it gives just the right amount of pop (intensity) of colour!

This shade really saved my birthday haul; so much so that I didn't feel awful for getting something that didn't meet my expectation. Well, it's a small matter if you come to think of it. It's just the texture that threw me off, but the colours are simply lovely.

If you love the colour Red, then I don't see why you shouldn't get yourself a whole bunch of Mamonde's Creamy Tint Color Balm Intense. Oh! And this series is also a big plus point for those who are into the I-Love-Everything-Matte craze and love velvety products.

As I mentioned in the beginning, I bought mine from Althea; each stick costs RM29.00. If you'd like to try them out or if there's a certain colour in here that you fell in love with, then you too can get them.


Do share with me, your experience of using any of Mamonde's products in the comment box below, I would love to try them out too.

See you in the next beauty post! Always remember that you are beautiful too!
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Monday, 14 January 2019

Places To Eat: Thyme Out Bandar Sunway


Any Mexican food lovers here? If tacos, nachos, and enchiladas are your kind of thing then you should give Thyme Out @Bandar Sunway a try!


I, too, just got to try them out end of last year together with my other half. Hahaha Yes...we have been constantly and almost consistently hunting for food, hence why I have a strong feeling that 2019 is going to be filled with food posts. So brace yourselves and prepare your tummy!


Last November, for some reason, he was suddenly craving for fish tacos and apparently, according to him, (unfortunately) not many places nor Malaysians actually enjoy fish tacos. So, he did his research and found this place!

I, personally, love and enjoy any food that has cheese in it...so I was more than happy to give them a try. And I did not regret!


My other half, truly, enjoyed his fish tacos and I absolutely enjoyed my Lamb Quesadilla. It was richly filled with cheese, so much so that it got a little messy 'handling' the slices of quesadilla. There was definitely, a whole lot of finger licking actions going on for that evening.


Fish taco was something new to me and my taste buds. In general, I prefer fish cooked in traditional Asian way, that being said, sadly I didn't know how to enjoy the fish tacos...but it did taste good! Just it may not be something that I would order or crave for. Why don't you try it out and let me know what do you think about it?!


Oh! I must also point out that their wall murals are simply Insta-worthy! With a Mexican twist to ancient iconic paintings...this restaurant definitely deserves your time (and money).

Anyways, I would totally recommend this restaurant to any Mexican food lovers! Go ahead and try them!

Barriga llena, corazón contento. Full stomach, happy heart.




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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Places To Eat: myBurgerLab Sunway

Malaysia has got to be one of the best place to find all sorts of food and I am absolutely sure that we can always cure all of your cravings. Speaking of cravings, on 30th November, me and my other half went to Sunway area in search of some fish tacos, however, the restaurant was about to close; so we decided to dine in at myBurgerLab instead.

Personally, I am a big fan of burgers; I just love how juicy the patties can get and how savoury the sauces and cheese are. So, it was a no brainer that I would instantly fall in love with Juicy Lucy!


Juicy Lucy is a beef-bacon wrapped cheese filled beef burger topped with sweet onion jam, tangy pickles and honey-mustard.

And they really weren't kidding with it being juicy. Definitely one of my favourite beef burgers of all time (or at least till I find a new favourite). 💖💖💖


On top of the yummy burger, I actually fell in love with two more things at myBurgerLab Sunway;

1. Nachos


Technically, I fell in love with the sauce that was served with the nachos. It was absolutely finger-licking goodness. I was trying to figure out what was that extra 'kick' that they added into the sauce and sprinkled on the nachos, but the only closest clue to that answer would be "curry powder". It definitely added that 'definition' to the whole meal's flavour. 

2. The Interior/Theme


Yes, even though it has completely nothing to do with the food itself, I actually really like the industrial feel that myBurgerLab has going on. On top of that, their artistic touch to some of the details in the shop made it all much more interesting in my eyes. Insta-worthy for sure!


I don't know about you, but I am definitely liking their burgers very much...might be heading there soon again. And I think you should too! Happy chowing down all that juicy goodness!

Here's their address: 3, Jalan PJS 11/9, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Just for your info:
Opening Hours
  • Monday – Friday
    11.00am – 10.15pm

  • Saturday – Sunday
    11.00am – 4.00pm
    5.00pm – 10.15pm
    Closed on 1st Monday of the month


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Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Places To Eat: Nathan's Famous (Paradigm Mall)

It's been a long time since I have posted anything yummy and I thought it would be great to kick off 2019's food posts with Nathan's Famous; just so that you can also enjoy the cheesy goodness!

I actually got a chance to try out Nathan's Famous at Paradigm Mall thanks to my other half's craving for some hotdogs; prior ahead of that, I had already been eyeing on this restaurant but never made any action to chow down on their yummy food.

So finally, on 3rd of December 2018, we both made the decision to try them out...and I am absolutely one of their happy customers. I was hungry at that moment, but my eyes and mouth were salivating for their Famous Fries; Crispy Beef & Cheese.


What a sight of a glorious anti-diet meal, right?!

I liked everything about it; it's salty and flavourful beef crisps to the rich and creamy cheese pour and even to the smoking hot fries (which actually had a smooth texture to it).

After that meal, I decided that whenever I am craving for cheese or fries, I should just visit Nathan's Famous. Cravings settled!


For my other half, he liked his hotdog too...and he is a big fan of hotdogs to begin with. Getting his approval for a meal is like a huge deal in my eyes. (Probably, that's the reason why I am afraid to serve him any of my own cooked meals)


The prices for their dishes, I would say it is pretty decent. Their pricing ranges from RM7.50 - RM17.00...not too bad right?

Do give them a try if you like hotdogs, fries, burgers and most importantly cheese. I highly doubt you can go wrong with them.

Let me know if you had try them out before or planning to try them out after this, in the comment section below!
Happy cheese-ing!
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Monday, 7 January 2019

Top 7 Highly Recommended Beauty Solutions of 2019

Hi there, curious one!

If you came here looking for beauty solutions that really work wonders, congratulations! You might have just hit the jackpot! These are my highly recommended beauty products that helped me to solve 7 of my beauty problems.

Yes, I have plenty but I am sure there are others who have more issues to deal with than me. So I am not only counting my blessings for finally finding the solution but also for not having a mountain of beauty problems to deal with.


I will be sharing with you the beauty solutions for the problems that I face and at the end of each (some) solution I will attach a link of my thorough review of the mentioned products.

So here it goes...

#1 Beauty Solution for Dry, Cracking and Thin Lips


This was like the ultimate beauty product of the year 2018 (for me). I was really stoked to have been introduced to this brand and their line of lip plumping glosses. At first, I thought it was probably just the first-time-effect of using a beauty product....but NOPE! I was wrong! As I continued to use Lip Addict's voluptuous lip plumper, my lips condition not only improved but by the end of the first week I had the iconic sexy vixen lips!


#2 Beauty Solution for Dull and Uneven Skin Tone


No joke here ladies, many have purchased the Hakubi White C Series after reading my review and seeing the significant change for themselves. And I must tell you that I wasn't even hardworking enough to take the pills and apply the gel diligently everyday, for 10 days straight. But the results was still amazing!


#3 Beauty Solution for Oily Skin


Everyone is afraid of "melting" down especially on a sunny day or even on a highly active day. Luckily, I have just found the solution to stop myself from looking like I am about to fry "Goreng Pisang" with my face! I said goodbye to my oily skin the moment I discovered Althea's latest beauty product which was Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway.

Now, I am not even afraid of stepping out of my home and into the hot spots of Malaysia. I actually experimented using this Althea Petal Velvet Sunaway during the previous Comic Fiesta 2018 (severe conditions of hot and humid combined), and I was shocked that there was barely any oil on my face.


#4 Beauty Solution for Enhancing Skin Condition and Getting Rid of Pesky Pores


This was really a gamble as it was a heavy beauty investment. But the AgeLOC Lumispa was all worth it when I saw the rapid change of my skin condition within a mere 3-weeks of product usage. My skin became more bouncy, brighter and even the large pores shrunk! It's no wonder why a few of my friends who also use the ageLOC Lumispa can walk out of their homes without any makeup on and still look amazing.

My skin used to be very sensitive and hazardously dry as I wrongly diagnosed my skin condition for years. I honestly thought I had an oily skin but it turns out that of the matter of fact, I actually had DRY skin! Want to know how severe my skin condition was? Well, in a skin test I only scored 29/100 for hydration and 26/100 for elasticity. Basically anything below 50 is already bad. So just imagine the previous state of my skin condition.


#5 Beauty Solution for Whiter Teeth -  Confident Smile


Despite the many compliments that I've received for the way I smile...I am still very much afraid of showing my teeth without any filter on. One, I have disarranged teeth. Two, I have yellow-stained teeth. Yeap, both really unpleasant to look at...but I don't have the money to splurge on getting braces done at the moment, so here I am solving what can be solved; which is the yellow teeth.

Also, the same time as discovering more on the Lumispa, I found my shining knight in armor...the NuSkin AP24 Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste! This worked wonders on my teeth, my smile and most importantly my confidence (to smile).

I have more than 5 stocks of NuSkin AP24 Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste for sale, if you'd like to give it a try, drop me an email at absoluteyana@gmail.com

#6 Beauty Solution for Scalp Treatment


Over the years, because I have bleached and dyed my hair so much, my scalp had to face the consequences. It became very dry and flaky. Thank you, everyone from Google, you guys saved me and my hair; I basically did a little Google-ing and found a list of shampoos that helps to balance back the chemical composition of your scalp making it dandruff free and oil free. And one of the products that were listed was my saviour, The Body Shop Ginger Scalp Care Shampoo.

I could go on for 2 days without washing my hair and still not having to deal with an oily and dandruff-filled hair.

#7 Beauty Solution for Dry and Damaged Hair


The last beauty solution is tied up with #6 as they are both the result of "hair abuse" from over the years. And this product, I only discovered it's capability to solve my hair problem, when I randomly decided to give it a try as I was walking through the shampoo and conditioner aisle at Watsons. I have tried using both the shampoo and conditioner, however, only one worked; which is the Tsubaki Damage Care Conditioner.

I avoid applying the Tsubaki Damage Care Conditioner at my scalp area as the ingredients and purpose kind of clashes with the Body Shop Ginger Scalp Care Shampoo. But I do apply a generous amount of conditioner towards the mid and ends of my hair. Gone are the days where I would have to deal with frizzy hair.

So there you have it! My Top 7 Highly Recommended Beauty Solutions for 2018/2019. I genuinely hope that these products works efficiently for you as it did for me. Do share with me, your experience of trying and using these products or even if it just a product that you'd like to try in the comment box below.

Happy trying, beautiful ladies!



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Wednesday, 2 January 2019

HAND.DECO : Christmas Specials

Hello there!

I am pretty sure you are still not over the Christmas celebration, don't worry, you aren't the only one...I am feeling it too! Of course, I also can't be the only one dreading the thought of having to go to work again...Ughh!

But life must go on, right? Let's try to make our work space more enjoyable this time around, okay?

If you were wondering where did I disappear to, over the last 3 weeks of 2018, then the answer would be that I was preparing all the Christmas gifts for my dearest family. (And of course, I was preparing my costume for Comic Fiesta 2018 too)

Last year, I told myself to make Christmas a little bit more special by giving out handmade home decorations for some of the family members and I am proud to say that, I nailed it! Well, at least that's the impression that I got after seeing everyone's reaction.

One of the Christmas gifts in particular, put me in tears (literally) as I could feel how much my painting was appreciated and how much it actually touched my cousin brother's feelings.

Allow me to just share with you, all the paintings that I made for this Christmas Specials;

This was the portrait that touched my cousin brother so much.

The Copper River

Geode Series (Burnt Umber)

Violet-Blue Ocean

Also, to kick off the positive vibes for 2019, I actually opened up a new gallery a.k.a a new Instagram account dedicated for Hand.Deco (a child-product of Hand.Over and a sibling to Hand.BakeKL).

If you'd like to follow up on all the artistic projects from me or to order any of the similar paintings or even if you have a special request, please don't be shy to follow and send me an email through that account.

That's it for now, do let me know how'd you like the paintings in the comment box below. Do you have a favourite? Or would you like to request a portrait painting for your fur kid? Let me know, alright!


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Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Welcoming 2019 With A New Year Resolution


Happy New Year everyone!

I sincerely hope that each and every one of you managed to welcome the new year in the best way possible. I definitely did and this time it was with my other half, my best friend and her boyfriend along with my other half's best friend and his wife. Did I managed to confuse you there, just a lil bit? Read back again slowly, and you will get the picture.

It was a really simple yet fun night in, at my place. We, the trio couple, pretty much played games way into the night, just missing the first sun rise of the year by 2 hours shy. Even though, it was the first meet up for the other two couples, I can safely say that we all clicked in well with each other.

Truly am blessed to have these people in my life. 💖

We welcomed 2019 with a 360 view of the night skyline filled with mesmerizing fireworks, covering Sunway Pyramid, Desa Park City, KLCC and even Genting Highlands. Totally worth all my hard earned money to pay my rent for this place. 

Just like you, I too, came up with my New Year's Resolution and this time it's more realistic and do-able. Honestly, all resolutions are possible, just that everyone has trouble making it a CONSISTENT PURSUE.

Many stopped having resolutions just because almost every year they failed to complete their list but that isn't the sad part actually. What's even sadder is that many failed to realize that they have accomplished other things along the way. Even waking up with a smile the next morning is an accomplishment, which honestly, not many people realize that nor do they appreciate that.

Take it from me, last year I had 8 resolutions to cross out, however, I only managed to complete 4 of it; which was moving into my own place, travel, be positive and attend more than 1 cosplay event.

You can check out was my resolution for 2018 here >>> WELCOMING THE NEW YEAR WITH A DETERMINED MIND

So, here I am, reminding you that even your tiniest accomplishment is something to be proud of, as it is a step forward into ace-ing that bigger dreams of yours.

Now, allow me to share with you what are my goals for 2019. The title for conquering the year of 2019 is;

2019 Is The Year To Shine!
  • Love More
  • Eat Healthy
  • Drink More
  • Get More Organized
  • Get Into Shape
  • Clear PTPTN Loan
  • Blog 2 Posts Per Week
  • Become A Well Known Live Streamer
  • Sell RM12,000 Worth Of Paintings
  • Savings To Hit RM10,000


That's a lot of goals, right? But, I strongly believe that this year I can complete more goals, if not all of them, by year end. And I know you can do it too! Just make them as realistic as possible.

Even if your closest friends doubt you, I believe you can do it. 😘

Let's make this year our time to shine, shall we?






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Monday, 31 December 2018

Thailand's Newest Anjeri Facial Mask Is A Must Have

If you are looking for an instant solution; brightening, minimizing pores and moisturizing beauty product, then the Anjeri Facial Mask is a must have!


I was luckily enough to get my hands on them as soon as they were launched in Malaysia during mid December 2018. Originating from Thailand, this mask stands out from the rest of the masks in the market simply because Anjeri Facial Masks are made of 100% natural silk which was fabricated to match in terms of composition and structure to our skin.

There are 4 products in this Anjeri Facial Mask line that you too can get your hands on;

1. Moisturizing and Brightening
Anjeri Silver Silk Mask
Anjeri Silver Sleeping Mask

2. Anti-Aging and Brightening
Anjeri Gold Silk Mask
Anjeri Gold Sleeping Mask

My instant favourite and eager-to-try on was the Anjeri Gold Silk Mask; and I must say that I am pleasantly amazed by the immediate results, that's really hard to go by unnoticed!

Well, with the second key ingredient in the Anjeri Gold Silk Mask which is the 24k gold, I just couldn't resist putting on some "bling" on my skin.


Just take a look at that difference!
  • Pores have visibly shrunk
  • Skin is glowing in radiance
  • Almost completely got rid of my red and uneven skin tone
  • Bouncy and moisturized skin
  • Best part? I look like I went for a legit facial spa!
And this is all from just a 20-minute facial mask routine...heck, I even got to finish reading a graphic novel!


I am seriously excited to try the rest of the products in this line and you could probably tell by now that I am highly anticipating even greater results from the Anjeri Gold Sleeping Mask. Pssst...I will definitely keep updating this post till I have finished trying out all 4 products.

You too, can get your very own 10 sheets of Anjeri Facial Masks for the price of RM89.00 (Anjeri Gold Silk Mask) and RM86.00 (Anjeri Silver Silk Mask).

If you prefer sleeping masks, then you can get yourselves 16 capsules of the Anjeri Gold and/or Silver Sleeping masks for the price of RM89.00 and RM86.00 respectively.

You can place your orders at www.anjeri.com.my

Or keep yourself updated through their social media accounts:

Happy glowing with Anjeri Facial Masks!


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