Inglot Matte Collection AMC Eyeliner Gel - 77

I love pencil/kohl eyeliner but my lids don't love them as much. Pencil/kohl will smudge unlike liquid eyeliners. Liquids are a bit hard to handle especially if you don't have sturdy hands and your eyes blinks a lot so that will leave us with gel. Gel eyeliners is not as runny as liquid. Sometimes it smudges, sometimes it won't. depends on the condition of your lids. If it's too oily, it will probably bleed a little after a few hours but it is definitely easier to handle compared to liquids.

Taking into consideration and after I read a review that compares the quality of gel eyeliners between some well known brands including MAC cosmetics and MUFE, I put Inglot's gel eyeliner on top of my list, in case I ran out of eyeliner.

My liquid eyeliner dried up so I dropped by Inglot and bought their gel eyeliner, conveniently the only store in Johor Bahru is located at my office building.

I've been using it on days when I need my eyeliner to stay put for a very long time, preferably from 8.00am to 11.00pm and I am totally satisfied. It is the darkest black eyeliner I've ever tried and 90% smudge proof. Like any other eyeliners (except for liquid), it leaves a line on my overlapped lids but only after 12 hours and it's barely noticeable. 

Is the money paid for the gel eyeliner well spent? Yes it is.

The only down side I can think of is the brush is sold separately. Somebody also pointed out that it is hard to remove. Maybe you will need an oil based make up remover. I use my MAC cleanse off oil, J&J baby oil is not really effective but I think Bifesta will work.


Yang Nakal-Nakal x O'Briens

Yang Nakal-Nakal is a compilation of Usman Awang's short stories and poems that have a certain cheekiness to it. It talks about, inter alia, young love, married people, politics and rakyat. The issues that are still discussed right now. It doesn't feel like it was written more than forty years ago. He was a true wordsmith. Sasterawan Negara pulak kan, of course he's good at doing that.

A very enjoyable read, over latte and sandwiches - because hipster cafes are too mainstream.


Chakra Restaurant @ Jalan Yusof Taha

Chakra Restaurant, famous for its authentic Indian cuisines. 

I have been contemplating on giving it a try for years and then I saw their Groupon vouchers. I bought it in September but just used it earlier this month right before the expiry.

It's located in an old bungalow. I like the decorations and stuff, kinda old school, they have a lot of old pictures - think Warung Saga. The place smells like briyani in a good way. Make sure you bring along your perfume to kill the smell afterwards because it will stick to your clothes.

We had tandoori chicken with naan and paneer butter masala, complimentary poppadom, ginger flavoured ice cream, sweet lassi and lime juice.

The food was divine. Butter paneer masala was amazing! Still talking about it after almost a month. That must mean something, it must be love. I also love the sweet lassi. Always a fan of lassis and their sweet lassi was so good. Of course the portion wasn't enough for a big eater. 

The price, not for everyday dining for marhaen kategori miskin bandar like me (thank God for Groupon vouchers) but definitely will return for special occasions.

Chakra Restaurant is located at Jalan Yusof Taha, Kampung Mahmoodiah. Open daily from 11am-3pm, 6pm-10pm.