Yays & Nays (Sep + Oct 2016)

Hi guys, 

I didn’t expect the last part of Semester 2 for uni to hit me that hard so I’ve combined two months of review into one blogpost!!(not that there was much to blog about as I didn’t have much time to go out and explore new food places nor shop for things to review) Most of these reviews are condensed into brief blurbs so you can click on the links if you want to explore that product/service in greater detail!

 

Beauty & fashion

Colourpop’s Ultra metallics in #Zebra

Unfortunately the wow-ness of the shade did not compare to the staying power of the lipstick.

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Review here

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Verdict: Nay

 

Uniqlo AIRism slip dress

I found this slip dress by accident whilst shopping for Heattech items from Uniqlo because it’s going to be apparently chilly in HongKong in November. Since it’s almost Summer soon, there were lots of sales for Winter clothing and such.  It does pill if friction occurs which I found when one of my side bags kept rubbing my hip – it’s inevitable as it’s made of fibres which contain long filaments as opposed to short fibres such as cotton. I had to cut the fluffed up bits off.

As it’s part of Uniqlo’s AIRism range, it is meant to be breathable and such and so it was surprisingly even though it wasn’t made out of cotton but I guess that’s technology with sportswear and stuff. My favourite part of this dress is how stretchy it is – a change from all the satin non stretch slip dresses that are dominating every fashion market- from high to low.

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OOTD blogpost here

Verdict: Yay


Food

Clipper Cafe, Glebe Pt Road

Best value for money brunch place located on Glebe Pt Road.

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Read the full review here.

Verdict: Yay

 

Black Star Pastry‘s Watermelon cake

I finally got around to trying the Black Star pastry’s insta-famous strawberry & watermelon cake because I wasn’t too keen on tasting it because the combination just sounded weird despite the Instagram images looking so good.  Little did I know, this cake would taste like nothing I’ve tasted before and that’s saying something because I really like my desserts.

It tasted like nothing.

The watermelon layer was ambiguous and washed out the surrounding two layers of the cake. What I mean by ambiguous was that the watermelon pieces were not 100% juicy – this may sound weird but it’s like when you put tomato or cucumber pieces in bread and the bread soaks up some of the tomato or cucumber, the bread is soggy and the vegetables are a bit dry and weak in taste. This was what it personally tasted like for me. The cream combined with the 80% water content watermelon was an unpleasant texture and taste – or lack thereof. Maybe the cake is meant to be a mushy combination and mushy stuff isn’t really for me unless it’s pumpkin.

I could only go through two small spoonfuls of the cake – the second spoonful serving as a confirmation of my dislike for this cake.

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Verdict: Nay


Disclaimer: I am not professionally affiliated with any brands mentioned at the time of this blogpost.

Thanks for reading- any advice/feedback is greatly appreciated!

Emily 

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Design student | Sydney

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