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I’ve since moved over to blogger, hope you could join me there to continue interact with my blog♥! (click the link below)

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Palty and Liese Hair Dye Review

Dying my hair with Palty Hair Dye in Bleach Natural Brown + Liese Mocha Orange

As you know from my previous post back, I dyed my hair using Palty cream hair dye in natural brown bleach and Liese bubble hair dye in Mocha Orange. Now, I wasn’t originally plan in mixing them like that until when I was applying my Palty then I realise it wasnt enough for even covering 1/2 of my hair (my hair was only covered less than 1/4 when the bottle is used up :x). So I just grabbed my extra stock of bubble hair dye and mixing them afterwards. Note: when you mix cream and bubble they wont foam as much , just carefully make sure you’re MIXING the colour whilst applying not LAYERING them!

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Cream hair dye colors tend to show up more than bubble hair dye. However, if you’re like me having long hair and stuff,  I will very much prefer even applying process – Bubble hair dye.See my review on youtube here (my first ever video review in this new channel!)  

Watch it in Youtube!
Apologies if the quality is mediocre, I will be using a more HD camera in the future!

Anyway here it is after under room light

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and under a more striking light

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Overall : 4/5

★★★★

I will probably buy the Bubble hair one next time for the sake of easy appliance. But other than that its all good 😀


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Travel : Hunter Valley Trip

I will get back with part 2 of my Brisbane & Gold Coast Trip on the next post ! For now, let me bring you to my short escape one-day trip to Hunter Valley only 2 hours away from Sydney City!

Outfit of the Day
Blouse – Beesknees
Shorts – Supre
Blazer – Beesknees
Oxford Shoes – F21
Shawl – Korea

I went over with Unimates clique , trip starts early at 9am sharp and ended approximately on 8pm. Yes, I know how very productive is that?!  ( All cost included I paid only $46! Best deal ever 😀 !)

Here’s our itenary for the day trip :

Hunter Valley Cheese Company – Cheese Tasting
McGuigans Winery – Wine Tasting
McWilliams Mount Pleasant Wines – Winery Tour
Gardens Village – Boutique shops and restaurants with landscaped gardens for a picnic lunch
Hunter Valley Garden – Ten-themed gardens to be explored ( MY FAVOURITE!!)
Mount View – capture the entire vast view of Hunter Valley
Wollombi Valley – Antique shops, historical colonial buildings and other attractions

First up, Cheese Tasting. We went over to cheese company and its so interesting to see their cheese making factory! Anyway, they offered 5 types of different types of cheese that I virtually never ate or tasted before. Its freshly produced and there’s also water and crackers offered ( as its bit too salty if you eat them alone like that)

After that we have a short lunch break and I ordered a Pasta of the Day from one of the cafeteria, and boy was it the BEST PASTA I HAVE EVER HAD!! yum!

Wine Tasting and Winery Tour

As most of you know, Hunter Valley is quite well-known for their winery production. If we were to go there during summer season , we will have the privilege to see the whole grape ripe process and everything. Yes, the person in charge basically explained on how the grapes were planted mainly during summer but definitely not winter season. Oh well, we still get to taste those ah-mazing wine and get an indoor factory tour!

Next, we went over to Hunter Valley Garden. My favourite part.They have a whole lot of garden themes (over 10) and Story Book theme is the most unique! Its easily Australia’s biggest and most beautiful garden ever! Just entering the Storybook garden is an experience in itself – through a giant storybook that is being read by topiary giraffes!

 Indian-themed garden

Story Book Garden


Everywhere else – other various theme in the garden

Overall, its a fulfilling and very productive trip with the whole unimates clique (I went over together with 27 other people 🙂 )

Stay tuned till the next update ❤


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Brisbane & Gold Coast Trip Part 1

Winter season in Sydney hasn’t been friendly , we experienced the worst thunderstorm case (wind over 124km/h!) and stuff like that. So for this winter break , we decided to escape for a short get aways to Brisbane & Gold Coast and fair enough the weather there is warm and oh-so sunny!

Day 1

We left Sydney on Monday and can I just say I started the trip with so much drama. Yeah, basically I overslept and miss the baggage drop in time by two minutes , yes you read right TWO MINUTES. The lady in the airport was all ” I’m sorry you have to either switch the flight timing or buy a new ticket” . I end up by a new ticket $300+ to catch the next earliest flight to Brisbane -_- !

Anyway, things could have been worse and I’m all positive thinking throughout the trip so as not to ruin the excitement mood.

Mount Coot-tha

Upon arriving , we bought go-card ( its a card where you tap on and off as you board the bus/ferry/train in queensland). Thenafter, we went to Mount Coot-tha , its located 287 metres above sea level, has the highest peak in Brisbane. Thus, makes it a perfect location for the best view of the whole city lookout scene!

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as posted on my instagram @valentiney

Outfit of the day
Top – Ally
Shorts – Zipia
Tights – Etsy
Blazer – Beesknees
Shades – Raybans

Comfort At My Table – Lunch

Comfort At My Table.

We went to this place for our lunch and ohmy, the interior is amazing , it gives you that homely and warmth feeling. The feeling of coming back home and having breakkie type. Really welcoming and great selection of breakfast menu.

Truly seems like local favorite as it was filled even at early noon! We ordered their beef ‘burger’ and a soy chai tea pot

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Bunker Coffee – Milton

I know , we are crazy. But Brisbane has so many place for exploration so we didnt just stop there, we went over at this unique Bunker Cafe which located in a garage-like place and a very limited seat. They serve a locally roasted beans from Blackstar Coffee in West End Brisbane so my expectations for a really good strong coffee we’re already peaked before I even walked into Bunker. I ordered regular Flat White and boy was it an enjoyment to sip. Very smooth and special taste blend in with the whole unique environment? YES. YES. YES.

Red Lotus Vietnamese Restaurant

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Initially we planned to go to  an Italian Restaurant, but since its closed and we’re roaming around Chinatown, we stumbled across this Vietnamese Restaurant which apparently is pretty famous too!

Ordering Beef Pho is a must every time you enter a viet eateries, we also decided to try their lemongrass chicken set as its marked as one of their signature. The Pho is ah-ma-zing! but the chicken is very bland and nothing special. Overall, its still okay for a quickie casual dining, nothing fancy.

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Brisbane Arcade

On our way back , we saw this place which resembled very much like Sydney’s QVB building interior!

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Paired up my outfit with a thicker blazer and shawl from Zipia & CLICK respectively

Thats it for part 1 now, till part 2 soon 🙂


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Celebrity Slim Diet!

Hey blogsphere 😀 !! I’m finally back from my trip! Going to update about it in a few days to come. For now I’m gonna talk about this CS diet.During the trip I ate bunch of delicacies thats possibly has a real high sinful content in them (arghhh I knoww!). Also, even though I have managed to lose some weight ,  exams been mine appetite booster  ( I tend to eat a whole bunch of crap during exams to keep me awake and going) . So in order to keeping it all together again,I decided  to go back to the traditional celebrity slim diet again, how exciting!

I’m not new to this product, I always tend to give up halfway especially when theres a whole week of dinner gathering event. So here’s the concept:

Essentially, you’re to use two sachets, be it soup or shake, a day – one for brekkie and one for lunch. You can also eat a low kilojoule supper (ideas are given in the guide) and enjoy three snacks in between. Ideally, your snacks should be no more than 400 kilojoules a day.

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the new  starter pack

Gotta love how its so colorful and all and did I mention? I just gulped the Choc-Mint flavour as a breakfast this morning! So tasty and filling 🙂

Also,to make myself more motivated, I will compile a one week journal on this next week and see how it goes!


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Life is like a cup of tea, its all in how you make it.

So I finally enrolled in 3114 , thankfully timetable still looking good!


(see, still have my Monday and Fridays off!)

Now that one stressful decision been strike off, next up is results. You know how at the beginning of every semester you seem to be very motivated all of a sudden, you have this ‘resolution’ list came up with full of ‘I will, I will’ but all seemed to be ignored when the semester start. I hope this time is different for me. So a little about me , I’m currently on an internship with vodafone and very happy about that so far , it makes my life more fulfilling with those experience. Though I could not help but to look forward in a bit , so I went on for a job application spree,came up with cover letters and the usual stuff (though there’s silly-but-pretty-serious-accident involved as i send those job application, but ohwell). 

Alex Farewell

Alex’s going to UCLA for an exchange studies, so we not gonna see him till next year.

Meanwhile heres a snap of me after the hair color

Photo: after diy hairdye! http://instagr.am/p/MOIQmdowgS/

I will review on a more detailed one on the hair coloring result/process soon!


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Indecisive train of thoughts

(irrelevant gif made from cinemag.ram to color the entry with some cheer before I ramble)

The Indeciveness

You know, I keep telling myself whenever my life is flooded with distress and uncertainty that ” It gets better, stay strong”. I did, and I move on. I got strucked with several indecisive point in my life and I hated it excessively, its like the feeling of drilling a hole into my brain. Talking about indecisive, what actually makes a person couldnt decide?One word, fear. The immense risk that may come from making wrong decision is indescribable because we know we could not make a U turn , once we choose plan A , plan B will be scraped. No second chance.Fair enough 🙄

I could not decide on an elective for next semester now, that’s why I’m writing this entry,somehow writing it here really helps to explore up the inner self (wtf am i saying). So its either New Product Marketing(3114) or Marketing Communications(3112) .I’m the type of person that group project work actually lift my mark and that’s why at first I’m leaning towards the 3112 where plenty a lot of group project and final exam. 3114 consist of 2 exams and 1 major group project.The thing is , I’ve been warned by a friend that 3112 is hard 😯
this really triggers my brain to change it and enroll in 3114 instead. My brain was all “You’d been warned this is a major sign to change it already! 3114 have 2 exams , even though you aren’t exam type of student, pretty sure if you put your mind to it , it’d be do-able, exams = they give you topics to study, project = its entirely not dependent on whether you study or not” .

Both is a gamble. However, after much thoughts and mental calculations (yes, you probably notice how I choose an elective entirely on how much I could score on it 😕 ) . I think I’d go ahead with 3114 , I think the only thing that made me wanted 3112 was that I have friends who enroll in that and so I automatically assumed I’d higher chance in scoring. But false, I’d did electives in last semester with a genius friend of mine , but still, results still as average as ever. So you know, I’m gonna take 3114 , hopefully teamed up with dream team and get a not-fail mark for project and for the 2 exams, just gonna study it off. It’s better cause at least exams, I know I can do well if I put my mind to it. For 3112 many projects , even if I put my mind to it , if its wrong, if the lecturer didnt like it = NO POINT.

Okay, thanks wordpress. I’m gonna go ahead with my enrolment variation 🙂