Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Yay! I'm going away + What's in my Travel Bag?

I'm finally going on a relatively extended trip!  We will be visiting Japan and various parts of China. I am very excited but also a bit nervous because I get bus sick... sea sick....car sick, you name it, i'll get sick in it. Though I haven't been sick on planes for the past few times I've been on *touch wood*.

 I spent hours stuffing presents into my luggage bag and a mere 10mins packing my beauty bag (thanks to all the beauty boxes, I have travel friendly everything).

I didn't pack much makeup products because i'll be SPLURGING IN JAPAN!  ^_^

Left to Right
Big Head Shampoo and Conditioner -  Finally satchels put to good use!!
Ecomarine Body Lotion

 Left to Right

WISC Disposable Mini Tooth Brush
Hair Ties
Bobby Pins

Left to Right (I'm Packing for Winter!) -

 La Clinica Soothing Moisture Replenishing Balm
Swisse Body Wash
Indio Facial Scrub
Nude by Nature Paw Paw Ointment
Nude by Nature Tinted Moisturiser (Medium)

Left to Right

Libra Hotties 
Lady Jayne Aztec Travel Comb 

I will be sure to catch up with everyone's blogs when I get back ^_^ See you guys in a few weeks!!!!  

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

My Makeup Collection: Miniature Perfumes

Not quite makeup, but I thought this might be interesting.

When I was a little younger I was a bit obsessed with collecting miniature perfumes. I thought they were just the cutest.

 Yup! They really are minature! ^_^

Left to Right:

Gucci Envy Me
Burberry Body
Giorgio  Armani  Acqua Di Gioia
Gucci Guilty Intense
Balenciaga Paris Perfume
Elizabeth Arden Splendor

From Left to Right:

Giorgio Armani Diamonds
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb 
Dolce & Gabbana Rose Rose The One
John Richmond 

Left to Right:

Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio (men's - but it smells so good!)
Gucci Flora
Ralph Lauren
Thierry Mulger Womanity
Bvlgari Jasmin Noir
Elizabeth Arden Pretty

Do you collect anything obscurely miniature? What's your favourite perfume?

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Rengaya Restaurant Review - North Sydney

I drove up to North Sydney for this spectacular restaurant. We were invited out by some family friends. When I first heard we were having Japanese, I immediately thought "sushi..  sashimi ... bento"

Rengaya is one of Yakiniku's Japanese BBQ Restaurant. You may have heard of Koh-Ya or Suminoya (both in sydney).

I loved this restaurant so much... other than the fact that it might eat up a fair percentage of your weekly pay cheque... it's worth it.

Spinach and Almond Salad - $13.90
 Fresh Spinach, Tuna Flakes, Sliced Onions, Sliced Almond with Soy Sauce Dressing

I will "attempt" to make this salad at home, whoever thought of this salad combination is a genius!

Wagyu "Yukke" - $13.90
Wagyu Beef Tartar with Shallots, Sesame oil, Garlic and a Raw Egg

I'm not a huge raw meat eater, I like my steak well done. But I love wagyu beef tartar.... No scent, no off putting taste...it doesn't even taste like raw beef!

Salmon and Avocado Salad - $15.90
 Chopped Salmon, Golden Cavier, Avocado, sliced onion and mixed vegies, with soy french dressing sauce



Premium Sashimi Selection $49.90
Salmon, Tuna, Kingfish, Oyster, Whitefish, Scampi, Scallop, Squid and Salmon Roe

This was sashimi heaven, SO fresh!!!! 

Half a Dozen of Natural Oysters - $19.90
Fresh Oysters topped with ponzu-vinegar and grated fish

I never eat raw oysters, but this was amazing... didn't smell or taste fishy at all. I added a lot of Tabasco sauce.  

Scampi Sashimi - $20.90

Wagyu Ox Tongue - $33.90
 Served with Natural Salt and Citrus Pepper

First time trying Ox Tongue (this went on the BBQ btw - see pictures below). A little hesitant but it was so tender! We also got the Premium Wagyu Short Rib (I forgot to take a picture because I was so indulged in food)... it was the best wagyu.....!!!

Assorted Vegetables - $18.90

For the BBQ - Served with Himalayan Rock Salt

 Unagi - Mabushi - $24.90
Eel with Japanese Pepper, Salmon Roe, Shallots, Egg and Red Pickled Ginger with Teriyaki Sauce

Remember the Scampi Sashimi? After we ate the Sashimi, the staff took the left overs to make this Scampi Udon (Approx $12 per bowl) 


Cre'me De Caramele - $12.90
 Cre'me De Caramele Served with Almond Tuile, Sasonal Fruits and Dried Fruit

Best dessert in my opinion

Green Tea Ice Cream - $5.60
Green Tea Ice Cream with Almon tuile and Red Beans


Apple Comport with Red Wine Sorbet and Chocolate Mousse - $19.90


"WA" Japanese Plate - $18.90
Green Tea Cre'em Brulee, Warabimochi with sweet black syrup, shiratama zenzai with tea 

How often do you see a big slab of Himalayan Pink Rock Salt sitting in a restaurant??

Also found this attractive guy in the window.

This place was totally worth the travel. Highly highly recommended. Perfect for special occasions... or if you just happen to have a few hundred dollars lying around with no where to go..

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