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[Sticky] September Lovebellbelle Facebook Giveaway

September 4th, 2018 · Nobody Surrendered

Scroll down for new update 😉 Before that, do join this giveaway in my FB page Lovebellbelle

Haven’t organize any contest for a long time. Since today is my birthday, I’m feeling generous. This month, I’ll have a giveaway on my Facebook page(I’m known as Lovebellbelle on FB page, what to do… Sweet Surrender and Lovebell are taken, I have no choice but to find a new name for my FB page and Instagram). It’s very easy to join. Read on…

ELIGIBILITY: Contest opens to Malaysians reside in Malaysia only.

DURATION: 4-24 September 2018, 11.59pm(MYT)

1. LIKE https://www.facebook.com/lovebellbelle/
2. ANSWER a question: When did I start blogging?
3. TELL me “WHY do you want the prize?”.

If you are curious what is Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Set, feel free to read my review.

Answer and Tell me in the comment section of the contest post in my FB page. Be as creative as you can in English, Malay, or Chinese language.

4. TAG a friend who you want to share the Mystery Prize* with.

2 WINNERS, each will get a set of…
Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Set + Mystery Prize*
*Mystery Prize will be posted together with Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Set.
*Your friend must like my Page to be entitled for the Mystery Prize but not necessary to join the contest.

The winners will be judged based on my sole discretion. It is final, conclusive and binding. No further appeal, inquiry and/or correspondence will be entertained.


P/S: If the respond is good, I will organize another one on Instagram.

Categories: Bulletin Board · Public Events

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum

September 18th, 2018 · Nobody Surrendered

I bought Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum when it was on sale in Hermo. You can also get it in Althea. I decided to buy this after reading it from a friend in Facebook.

I’m using it as my daily serum+moisturizer for both day and night. Even though it is serum but it is rich enough for me. If I apply moisturizer after that, it will be too rich for me and my skin can’t be even absorb the moisturizer. It’s pretty awesome that it comes in 80ml bottle instead of the usual serum size of 50ml or 30ml.

Innisfree Green Tea Seed Serum contains organic Jeju green tea and green tea seeds that hydrate your skin from deep within as it is rich in amino acids and minerals. They are using Dual Moisture-Rising Technology™ in which fresh green tea can deeply hydrates your skin while green tea seed oil creates a strong moisture barrier to keep your skin moisturized for longer.

It serves me pretty well in the climate of Malaysia. However, you will definitely need to follow with moisturizer in places where the air is dry or you have dry skin.

I do like how it feels on my face, the texture is light, and it smells good. Whether it makes any difference to my face after using it for 9 months, let’s just say it didn’t cause any discomfort to me, not oily, quick absorption, no fuss. The key function of this product is to provide hydration to your skin. If you are expecting anything more than hydration, then this will not be for you unless you are going to follow up with other products that target your other concerns.

Categories: Girl Stuffs · Review It!

A Day in Yorkshire Dales

September 11th, 2018 · Nobody Surrendered

Some of you might have noticed that I was away for 3 weeks in July. I went to England for a long deserved break. My first time there was during summer 5 years ago. This time, I also went in summer. We went to North Yorkshire. One of the places that you can pay a visit there is the cheese factory.

The Wensleydale Creamery(Gayle Lane, Hawes, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire DL8 3RN) is based at Hawes in Wensleydale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This is the home of the famous Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese and a popular Visitor Centre.

The creamery is a great place for family. You can find a mini museum showcasing old equipments and items used in the olden days of cheesemaking.

You can see people working in the factory making cheese at the cheesemaking gallery. Didn’t take photo of it because no one working on Sunday hahaha!! However, you can find cheese and butter making demonstration just next to the museum. Again… No photos because it’s not allowed.

Cross a small road, you’ll be in another building where you will get to interact with some exhibits and do activities with your children. The viewing gallery is in this building.

Before you end your visit, do drop by the cheese and gift shop. You can try the cheese till your heart’s content lol…

Admission Charges:
Adult £3.95
Child £2.45
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £9.95

You can check out their website for more details https://www.wensleydale.co.uk/

After visiting the creamery, we went to the town to look for lunch.

We came across Laburnum House Tea Room(The Holme, Hawes, North Yorkshire DL8 3QR) and had our lunch here. It’s a traditional, family run tearoom, serving light lunches, home baked cakes and scones, Yorkshire Afternoon Tea and the Yorkshire Clotted Cream Tea. You can also enjoy a slice of Rich Fruit Cake with Wensleydale Cheese, both made in the village. Aside from having meal here, it is also a bed and breakfast.

Here’s what we ordered…

Jacket potato served with side salad, £5.80 each. We ordered Baked Beans with Cheese(left) and Coronation Chicken & Mango Chutney(right). Potato is very filling, don’t underestimate the portion.

Left: Lasagna, can’t remember the price.
Right: Soup of the day with home baked baguette. If not mistaken, we had broccoli and cabbage soup (£4).

All the food is freshly prepared when you order hence it will take a bit of time at peak hour. Be patient and wait. The food is quite nice and very filling. If you’re small or average eater, one jacket potato or lasagna will be able to fill you up.

After lunch, we just walked around the town enjoying the scenery.

After Yorkshire Dales, we headed to Liverpool. Along the way, we saw this structure, very big and many people stopped to take photos of it. Frankly, I have no idea what it was. In order to write about this structure, I tried my luck with Google. So… It’s after 2 months back from the trip, then I know what is this structure all about. It’s a viaduct!! Anyway, I’ll just copy the details to share with you from yorkshiredales.org.uk:

Ribblehead viaduct is probably the most famous of the many feats of Victorian engineering along the stunning Settle to Carlisle railway line. Its iconic location in the middle of the Three Peaks makes it a popular photo stop. There are a number of laybys, a tea wagon and the popular Station Inn. Of course the easiest way of getting there is on the train as there is a station at Ribblehead itself. On Sundays during the summer there are connecting bus services to and from Ingleton and Hawes and further afield.

The viaduct was built between 1870 and 1874 with up to 1000 navvies working on the construction site. The viaduct is 400m (440 yards) long with 24 arches spanning across Batty Moss. During construction the navvies were housed in camps close to the viaduct – Sebastopol, Belgravia and Batty Wife Hole – some of which had schools, libraries and pubs. It was dangerous work and disease was also a threat. The building of the viaduct was the inspiration behind the recent TV drama Jericho.

Next stop, to Liverpool we go…

Categories: Driving All the Way - England · Food Porn · Going Places

Rainbow Hotel, Ximending, Taipei

August 29th, 2018 · Nobody Surrendered

Rainbow Hotel (No.36, Han Chung St., Ximending, Taipei, Taiwan, 10842) is the third hotel we stayed in Taiwan. We spent 2 nights in Taipei. I booked a room for 5 pax. It’s located in a very strategic and convenient place, nn the middle of Ximending and the nearest MRT is only 280m.

The room is just nice for 4 pax, 5 pax would be quite packed as they will add an extra bed. All the amenities are provided in the room. The room, Family Deluxe, wasn’t cheap without promotion(I booked it at about RM560/night, this rate is from Agoda) but considering the area and the convenience, it’s actually not that bad especially if you share the room with three or four others. WiFi is inclusive. I booked the room with breakfast. The breakfast they have is very simple, not much choices.

You do not have to worry about paying for the the items of the minibar. It’s included in the room price. All these snacks you see are for you to eat. We brought them along with us when we went out. Pretty useful when you just want to have something to munch along the way.

I’m quite satisfied with the hotel. For breakfast, I’ll just forego. I might consider go back there to stay depending if I am able to get cheaper price hehe…


Categories: Going Places · Review It! · The Heart of Asia - Taiwan

Hotels in Yuchi (Nantou) and Sanyi (Miaoli) Township, Taiwan

August 21st, 2018 · Nobody Surrendered

Gonna share with you the hotel I stayed when I was in Nantou and Miaoli, Taiwan. I did not book these hotels, it’s booked by my tour guide cum driver as it’s part of the package. You can check the hotel price online. Once we landed at Taoyuan International Airport, we were greeted at the airport and started our road trip to Nantou.

We stayed a night in Classic Hotel Shvatan (No.8, Fuxing Ln, Yuchi Township, Nantou, Taiwan).

They have room for triple sharing. It’s clean enough. Bathroom is spacious. All the basic necessities are provided, WiFi is available in the room without extra charge. Staffs were friendly. Breakfast was included in our stay. Simple breakfast was served. You have to clean up after yourself after breakfast.

To get to this hotel, it is not as convenient as when you are in Taipei. You will have to hire taxi if you landed at Taichung Airport which is 52.5 km or 70.7km from Hualien Airport. If you are in Taipei, you will definitely need to drive, hiring a taxi from Taoyuan can be insane, I don’t think anyone will want to drive you there. It takes hours to reach Nantou.

The next day, we left Nantou and headed to Mioali. We stayed at Sanyi Sakura Resort (Miaoli Sanyi Township Guangsheng Village Road in front of eight shares eight Lane 1-18, Sanyi Township, Miaoli, Taiwan)

We got practically a “house” for three of us. There’s two bedrooms and one bathroom. One bedroom is a room and the other bedroom is at the living area. There’s stove for cooking as well. Maybe they converted the living room by placing a bed there since there were three of us. WiFi is inclusive. The staffs are very friendly and acted fast to help us solve some problems we encountered in the room. All the basic amenities are provided.

Lots of mosquitoes around due to the location surrounded by bushes. Our room came with breakfast and the breakfast place is at the end of another block. Also, you need to clean up after yourself after eating. Very simple breakfast was served with limited items to choose from.

This property is 23.5km from Taichung Airport and 88.4km from Taoyuan International Airport.

There you go… These are two hotels that you can stay if you happen to look for place to stay in Nantou or Miaoli. I can only share these with you as these are the only hotels I stayed when I was there and arranged by my guide hahaha… There might be better ones out there, just check them out on major OTAs.


Categories: Going Places · Review It! · The Heart of Asia - Taiwan