Tuesday Tip: Kiwi Kiss Restaurant (Review)

 

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On Saturday night, BF and some friends went out to a restaurant that is tucked very much in the centre of the industrilized area of Great South Road (Greenlane end) that we found on Grabone.

First of all, my expectations were not very high, was thinking and comparing it my experience when I went to The Sugar Club (which I should re-post on here….) for my friend’s birthday late last year.  If you are familiar with The Sugar Club and/or from New Zealand you’ll know that it’s one of Peter Gordan’s restaurants so obviously you would have high hopes & expectations. To keep it brief, unfortunately I was disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, it was still pretty good but… the serving sizes were way too small! (Even for a tiny person like me!!)

So, anyways. Onto the actual point of this post. Didn’t have too high of expectations for this place. Though, from the

IMG_4944 IMG_4946COURSE #1 // Shredded Chicken Salad: This was good. I think even my favourite bit of the meal…..!

COURSE #2 // Palate Cleanser ~ lemon sorbet: So, this was obviously smaller than I thought, thought it would be something else much more sustainable and filling.

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COURSE #3 // I forgot what this was called but there was a potato fritter with… some nut and herbs in it, which was my favourite part and a filo roll filled with… pretty much the entree salad carrot and such.. but still pretty good but the sauce from the chicken made it soggy 😦 The main chicken thing was probably my least favourite part of the dinner.

COURSE #4 // DESSEEEERT! Creme Bruleeee! This was pretty good but the portion size was pretty large. Than usual. Usually you’d get a smaller portion size. This was pretty big. Which is good! :]

Overall, this was a nice and enjoyable dinner. Nice conversations and company! ^^ It wasn’t as filling as say, going to Renkon but it was pretty filling. Maybe not for BF but for me, pretty good. The deal was $48 for a four-course meal that is usually worth $128. So, if I didn’t have the voucher, I probably wouldn’t go but because there was the deal, we went (obviously!). $128 is not worth the dinner, in my opinion. But I guess it’s free-range chicken so makes it a little bit pricey..

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Sunday Style: 30×30 Challenge (Autumn Edition) Week 2

Second week of the 30×30 challenge for Autumn. Had some meetings related to my internship and possible paid work this week.

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DAY EIGHT // Top: Blueberry Skirt: Valleygirl Shoes: Rubi
DAY NINE // Top: Farmers Skirt: Temt Shoes: Rubi

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DAY TEN // Top: Valleygirl Jacket: Asian Shop in town Jeans: Jay Jays Shoes: No. 1 Shoe Warehouse
DAY ELEVEN // Top: Glassons Jeans: Jay Jays Shoes: No. 1 Shoe Warehouse

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DAY TWELVE // Top: Blueberry Skirt: Forever New (still available) Shoes: No.1 Shoe Warehouse
DAY THIRTEEN // Dress:  Valleygirl/Temt Shoes: An Asian Shoe Shop

06.01.2014 [2]DAY  FOURTEEN // Top: Pagani Cardigan: Can’t remember.. >< Jeans; Valleygirl Shoes: Mi Piaci

Friday Favourites: Candle, Cream and Cashmere (I wish…. about the cashmere)

Welcome to the second edition of Friday Favourites! This week I showcase four of my favourite things from the week that has gone (and also one from the week before….)

IMG_4868Art Deco Nail Polish in 152 and 84,  $18.99 ea from Farmers.
Was looking at getting some new nail polish in a shade that I don’t own (I own far too many pinks and reds! Some even pretty shockingly similar! o_O) and decided I really liked the OPI No Room For the Blues. Was taking a look-see at all the major affordable brands like Revlon, Chi Chi etc and they either didn’t have it or was a bit more than I wanted to spend… saw Art Deco and lo and behold, they were having a buy one, get the second half price! SOLD!! And here we are. Coming on Monday, I’ll be wearing and posting one of the shades. Really like the colours! More to come Monday!~ 😉

Kate’s Homewares Orange Burst 87mm Glass Candle, $3.99 from Pak N Save.
Suuuuch a bargain and smells sooo subtely good! It’s got about 1/3 of the candle left or maybe just under half as the candle wasn’t completely full. I really do like this one. And soo cheap too! Though it doesn’t quite last as long as my first candle that I got from Stevens (that lasted about a week with approx 6 hours burning each day) but that’s pretty reasonable for the amount you pay! Would really highly recommend this. They come in other scents too, which I may try just so can have pretty candle photos~

Blueberry Cotton Knit, $10and Glassons Coral Fluffy Knit, $29.99
Tis the cold wintry weather that requires knits and sweaters! Layering up is the way to go in this weather… picked up two (and thinking of more especially the $10 one in another one or two colours!) sweaters. As you can see, they are so very versatile! Expect to see an upcoming post on ways to style a sweater (from my closet) soon!

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Egoderm Cream, $8.99, Countdown (Pharmacy)
For the past week I have been itching like there’s no tomorrow and it was just unbearable. So, I went down to the pharmacy to see what’s available. I was originally going to get an Aloe Vera gel but then saw some actual anti-itch cream and well, bought the cheapest one. This other one was about $20 but that’s cos it’s a natural formula. If I had more income, would have possibly gone for that. This stuff is good. I apply it in the morning and for the next 4~5 hours I’m not itching… there is still some itching but not as hard core. Oh, there is a semi-strong medical smell upon application but does go away after applying it. I would definitely recommend this. 🙂

Sunday Style: 30×30 Challenge (Autumn Edition) Week 1

Week one of the Autumn edition of the 30×30 Challenge from Kendi Everday.

The idea of the challenge is to be creating outfits for 30 days out of 30 items from your wardrobe. I’d just barely completed the Summer edition, I was missing I think 3 or 4 days.. =_=

Anyways. Week one 🙂

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DAY ONE // Top: temt Skirt: valleygirl Jacket: valleygirl
DAY TWO // Top: temt Skirt: valleygirl Jackets: valleygirl and calvin klein

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DAY THREE //  dress: temt/valleygirl jacket: an outlet store I think shoes: the warehouse
DAY FOUR // top: glassons (currently in store) skirt: forever new shoes: farmer

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DAY FIVE // top: blueberry skirt: valleygirl shoes: farmers
DAY SIX // dress: forever new cardigan: glassons shoes: no.1 shoe warehouse05.25.2014

DAY SEVEN // top: glassons jeans: valleygirl/temt shoes: no.1 shoe warehouse

Friday Favourites: Lego block building!

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Went along to the Henderson Night Markets and came across these cute Lego building block… figurines. They’re pretty cute. Pretty much got the cutest ones – a dog (that looks like Pluto ~ Mickey Mouse’s dog) and Yoshi!

Yoshi is a tad bigger I think with 130 blocks and the dog only had 60. Took me an hour to build the dog, so probably maybe hour and half for Yoshi? Probably will save that for another day.

Both together were only $27… probably not particularly worth $20 if it was for Yoshi but something novelty once in a while 🙂 Below are photo spam of the dog in all angles possible! That I could think of. (something else useless to add to my collectible collection~)

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Oh, and the Henderson Night Markets were a bit underwhelming, not as big as the Pakuranga or Glenfield ones…. but a good decent choice of food available. Henderson Night Markets are on every Friday (today was the first, I believe and it was just by chance that my friend and I were around that area and noticed it!) from 5.30 ~ midnight.

Sorry for the delay in posting this week! I do usually post on Tuesdays but things happen and just couldn’t. Hope you enjoyed the post! ^~^

Sweater Weather!

I am currently loving and seeing all things cute and patterned! It all started some time last year when I saw (and purchased my first) this super cute panda long sleeve from Valleygirl and promptly decided I needed to add fashion pieces that has some form of print on it. But, obviously it’s gotta be cute!

Today, I present to you: Sweater Weather by Glassons! I’m hoping I get some sort of an income soon so I can add some to my own collection~!

Most of these items are on special as well from $49.95 down to $29.99 so it’s a great time to pick some up for the upcoming winter weather! These are my picks of the cute from Glassons. Hope you enjoy! ♡

Glassons' Sweater Weather!
Dog Jumperr,  $29.99 / Wool Blend Jumper, $39.99

 

* (this post was not sponsored or affiliated with Glassons in any way. I just love their latest sweaters!) *
*(all photos used in this post and prices are current at time of post and in NZD from the official Glassons website) *

Nivea Lip Butter in Raspberry Rose Review

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On my weekly grocery shopping, I picked up a new lip product from Countdown. It was on special and I just can’t resist stuff that are on special! It is usually $5.49 and is currently on special right now for $4. This is their new flavour and I just can’t say no to pink and raspberries!

The Verdict (aka. short version): I loved the smell in the tin, the rich formula in which I could use just before bed to combat the dry lips feeling in the morning. Though, because of the rich formula, it does feel a little heavy on the lips so probably something to keep in mind if you don’t enjoy that feeling.

First Impressions: It has a really lovely light scent and is a dream to use. It has no obvious colour other than what is in the tin. I’ve only used it a couple of times since purchasing it…. yesterday, so don’t have anything deep to say about it. But will definitely let you know after using it for a month or so. From the first use, it feels quite light on the lips and the scent is really mainly in the tin. Definitely a little goes a long way if you don’t enjoy that strong product feeling/build up on your lips.

I did happen to use it just before bed and in the morning, my lips felt very moisterized and was not dry. Not that it usually is because I use Maybelline Baby Lips in Antioxident Berry but I think with this Nivea Butter, it is much more moisterizing and I can definitely feel the difference! The website mentions that it leaves “a soft shine of color… and a silky gloss” on your lips but for me, I could only see the gloss. Not a biggie for me as I see it as something extra to make my lips not so dry~feeling.

Last Words: So it is somewhat a little heavy (as described on the website as a “rich formula” but not too much that you feel a difference. I think you would only feel a difference if you were constantly licking your lips or rubbing them together. I would like it a lot more if it were in stick form but the little tin is pretty cute and could be re-used when it’s finished!

Available in other flavours (Unscented, Caramel Cream and Vanilla and Macademia) at Countdown supermarkets and online here via Countdown online shopping.