Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Genie's Snacks Subscription Box

I am thankful for having met Joey, my business partner, for creating this snacks subscription box, because if it wasn't for her, this snacks subscription box would not be able to launch so quickly! So, this is how we met...

Hubby and I went for our belated honeymoon trip to Egypt during Chinese New Year 2013, and during our trip, we met a few friends. We became friends when we always asked them to help us take photos, and vice versa, and also because we were all around the same age (although hubby and I were the youngest in the whole tour). Even after the trip, we would still meet up every now and then, and also celebrate each other's birthdays! During one of our gatherings, I mentioned that I wanted to create a snacks subscription box, and Joey suddenly came up with so many ideas for my box, and that was when we decided to work together!

me x joey at the red sea, hurghada, egypt

We had so many ideas, but it was so hard to put all the ideas together. One of the major problems we had was to think of a name for our subscription box - we wanted something simple yet innovative!

We spent so many days thinking of a name for our box, but it suddenly came to me one day:
ABCDEat which stands for Asian Box Can Do Eat (It)

The next problem we had was to design the logo! I'm not much of a designer, so I asked an old (online) friend to help out! I drew out how I wanted my logo to look like on paper, and my friend is going to help us make it professionally!

I'm quite an indecisive person, so it was slightly difficult deciding how big we wanted our boxes to be, how they were going to look like, and how thick the cardboard was going to be. We have finally concluded on all of those things, and we are ready to launch our first box soon, hopefully in time for Halloween!! Our logo design is still in progress, but we will launch our Trial Box first!!! Please note that our Trial Box will be a size smaller than our usual boxes, and is mainly created for feedback & review purposes.

We intend to have four different sizes of boxes:
Mini Box - these are going to be the prizes for our giveaway
Trial Box - these are going to be for feedback & review purposes
The Box - these are going to be the size of the usual boxes
Premier Box - these are great for a special gift or a monthly treat

Our first snacks subscription box is launching on Wednesday 1 October, 2014 and we are super excited!!!

We have also prepared 10 Mini Boxes as prizes to give away on our social networking websites:

So, do keep a watch out for any updates on our box and also the giveaways!!!
And don't forget to "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @abcdeatbox

Thank you and have a nice day!!!

Sunday, 28 September 2014


Seeing how popular the first Honey Box from Memebox went, I instantly caved in when this box came out...

Memebox Superbox #53 My Honey Box

I was slightly disappointed with this box actually, because I already have a few too many hand creams and peeling gels at home, and another Pure Smile Lip Treatment that I have hardly used. I love honey scented products, but the items inside this box don't seem to have that kind of smell at all!!! This box is not exactly the best box I have received!!!

For more information on Memebox, please visit their website:

Here are my $5 off codes if you haven't used them already: AQM4 and MVD6

Thank you, and have a nice day!!!

Sunday, 21 September 2014


I've been eyeing this box for quite a while now, and it has been sitting in my wish list all this time, but I still haven't purchased it yet.

This box contains:

1) SKIN&LAB A Plus Lifting 30ml

Effects: Anti-ageing, Collagen Synthesis, Elasticity Improvement, Skin Texture/Improvement, Wrinkle Improvement

2) SKIN&LAB B Plus Trouble-X 30ml

Effects: Acne Prevention, Irritation Alleviation, Moisturising, Revitalising, Sebum Control

3) SKIN&LAB C Plus Brightening 30ml

Effects: Anti-ageing, Antioxidant Recovery, Brightening, Melanin-Synthesis Control, Skin Tone Improvement

4) SKIN&LAB E Plus Moisturising 30ml

Effects: Deep Hydration, Nutrient Supply, Photo-Ageing Prevention, Revitalising, Strong Antioxidant

5) SKIN&LAB K Plus Red-X 30ml

Effects: Complexion Improvement, Minimising Dark Circle, Minimising Fatigue and Bruises, Reducing Redness, Soothing

6) SKIN&LAB Red Serum

This is truly a Vitamin Box, and it is selling for USD49.99. There is a shipping fee to the box, but if I purchase an item from the Free Shipping Zone, then I can get free shipping on my whole order!! Another great thing about Wishtrend!!!

The reason why I'm tempted to buy this box:
You can mix the different creams together according to your skin condition!

The reason why I still haven't purchased this box:
I'm not good with remembering which products to mix together to get a certain effect, and the price is slightly high (as compared to a Memebox).

What do you guys think? Do you guys think I should get it?

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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Market Research For Genie's Snacks Subscription Box

I love eating snacks, and I have been looking around for snacks subscription boxes that ship worldwide, but there weren't many which were wiling to ship worldwide. Seeing this was the case, I am planning to create my own Asian Snacks Subscription Box, but your opinion is very important to me, so I have created a short questionnaire, so it would be highly appreciated if you could help me answer all the questions, so that I can launch my box as soon as possible!!
Thank you so much!!!

Friday, 19 September 2014

Memebox September Coupon Codes

Memebox usually announces their discount codes at the beginning of each month, but this month, they extended the use of the August codes until mid-September! I received my codes a few days ago, but I was just too busy to post here. Here they are now, are you guys ready?!

Coupon/Promo Codes:

$5 off your total purchase: AQM4 and MVD6

$5 off on orders above $100 (automatic): AFFILIATE-1313-1DZX9-KQAA

$10 off on orders above $150 (automatic): AFFILIATE-1225-SDZND-XLRR

$5 off on orders when you buy 3 or more Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE3

$8 off on orders when you buy 4 or more Memeboxes: MEMEBUNDLE4

Free shipping on purchases over $70 at the Memeshop: FREESHIPPING

$5 off on any USA Shop order over $25: USA5OFF25

A reminder that there are free upgrades to express shipping on Box Value Sets.

Express Shipping has been discounted from $25.99 per box to the current $18.99 per box!!!

Hurry and get your boxes now at:


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Friday, 12 September 2014


I received another box yesterday, and although the items inside the box do actually match its theme, it's not the best box for me yet...

Memebox Special #28 All About Eyes

Honestly, I was expecting a good eye cream as well as few more eye masks, but instead, I received many eye makeup products along with an eye serum and ONE eye mask! I wasn't too happy about receiving more Cheek Room products tbh, but the eye serum and eye concealer were my favourites!!

So, we've been told that there are no new promo codes for September yet, so all the August codes will continue until the 14th September!!! If you still haven't used my $5 off code, here it is: 3MZU

For more information on Memebox, please visit their website:

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Thursday, 4 September 2014


In collaboration with Wishtrend, I am hosting a Wishtrend Giveaway, where THREE of my lucky readers will be able to win one of the five "Klairs Be Clean Natural Soaps". These soaps are 120g before drying, and 100g after drying. They are made in Korea. The winner can choose which soap (hair/face/body/hand/foot) they will receive.

1) Hasuo Healthy Shampoo Soap (Hair) 

Scalp care shampoo bar that contains laurel tree oil and concentrated essence of wilfordi root for concentrated hair care and hair loss treatment.

Recommend for:
1) Young people who are looking for non-silicon hair care products.
2) People who are suffering from hair loss, scalp trouble and dandruff.

2) Rich Moist Facial Soap (Face)

Light pink-coloured facial soap that contains calamine powder which provides excellent soothing effects on sensitive skin. Argan oil and yermar mate is known for their antioxidant and moisturising effects, whilst yermar mate contains polyphenol over 5 times more than tea tree.

Recommended for:
Dry skin, sensitive skin, troubled skin

3) Manuka Honey & Choco Body Soap (Body)

Multi-cleansing bar contains AHA that helps remove the dead skin cells on the body and troubled skin. Aloe vera leaf extracts, propolis and shea butter soothes the skin, whilst honey, chocolate, and olive oil keep skin moist after washing. Available on face & body.

4) Teatree & Hinoki Hand Soap (Hand)

Moisturising hand cleansing bar that has a scent of hinoki oil and rose essential oil. The tea tree oil and enzyme helps sterilise the hands, which is prone to bacterial exposure.

5) Peppermint Cooling Foot Soap (Foot)

Foot care cleansing bar that contains wasabi and peppermint. Wasabi has antibacterial and anti-fungus effects, whist peppermint scent relaxes foot fatigue, and refreshing coconut oil & almond oil keeps the skin moist.

Recommended for:
All skin types

  • In order to be able to receive the Giveaway Prize, you must have a Wishtrend account. Please sign up to Wishtrend and create an account if you do not already have one. It is free to sign up!
  • Enter via Rafflecopter.
  • All entries will be verified and anyone who has multiple accounts will be disqualified!
  • Qualified entries will then be randomly drawn.

  • I will notify the winner within 24 hours after the contest ends. The winner will then have 36 hours from then to contact me with the following information: their full name and mailing address, phone number, Wishtrend account information, and the type of soap they want (face/body/hair/hand/foot).
    If the winner does not contact me within 36 hours, another winner will be drawn, and the original entry will be null and void.


By entering this Giveaway, you are agreeing to the following terms:
    • geniesfavproducts is not responsible for the products, the shipping, lost/damaged/stolen products, or any other issues with Wishtrend. These soaps are being shipped directly from Wishtrend, not geniesfavproducts. I am only hosting the Giveaway for Wishtrend.
    • Once geniesfavproducts has the winners' information, I will send them to Wishtrend, and geniesfavproducts will no longer be responsible for any issues or further communication for the prize. All new communications about the prize must be directed to trend@wishcompany.net
    • The winner is responsible for verifying the products and to determine the suitability of those products for their own needs. geniesfavproducts is not responsible for the actual products and ingredients inside the products.
    • The winner is responsible for any custom and/or import duties in their country. geniesfavproducts and Wishtrend are not responsible for those fees.
    • You must be 18 years of age or above, or must have the express permission of a parent or legal guardian to enter and receive the prize.
    • Prizes are sponsored by Wishtrend, and they will be responsible for shipping out the prizes.
    a Rafflecopter giveaway


    Get 10% off when you spend USD55 or more: WISHSEP2014
    Get a free gift (3 sample packs of Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Scrub @ USD18.99) with any purchase: WISHGIFTSEP2014

    If you register via my invitation code, you will receive a USD5 cash voucher immediately that you can use towards your first purchase! Please use the link below:

    For more information on Klairs Be Clean Natural Soaps, please see the link:

    For more information on Wishtrend, please visit their website:

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    I am not being compensated or rewarded in any way for hosting this contest.
    The prizes will be sent out directly from Wishtrend.

    Tuesday, 2 September 2014

    RESTAURANT REVIEW: Gyuuzen Japanese Restaurant


    I usually do reviews on beauty and skincare, but today I'll be reviewing a restaurant that I visited last night. We went to Causeway Bay for the Marathon Sports Outlet Sale, and seeing that we were in the area, we went to try out this restaurant...

    牛禪燒肉日本料理 Gyuuzen Japanese Restaurant

    This is the sister restaurant of Soi 18 Thai Cuisine (I did a review of it in July). Their official opening was on 13 August 2014, so it's a pretty new restaurant still, but their current ranking on Open Rice is one of the Top 10 Restaurants in Hong Kong!

    This restaurant is located in the heart of Causeway Bay, on the 13th floor of the World Trade Centre. I didn't get to take any photos of the restaurant, but the lighting is much brighter than the Soi 18, and it feels more spacious too! It feels like that Gyuuzen is more suitable for family dinners, whereas Soi 18 is more for gatherings!

    For three people, we ordered:

    Special Drink: Coconut Milk & Pineapple Juice
    It looks really pretty, and it has an unique taste! This is quite a popular drink, but I'm not such a fan of pineapple juice - I'd much rather have coconut milk by itself.

    Dinner Set B for Two Persons

    In the bowl: octopus (I didn't try this because it looks like it's raw octopus)
    On the plate: dang shen and garlic, both are quite nice - the garlic is quite crunchy, and it tastes like it has been soaked in mushroom juice

    This is a photo of the Tomato Salad that came with the Dinner Set, along with the three sauces for my Japanese grill!

    FOIE GRAS - one of my favourite foods!!! I haven't been able to have any of this throughout my entire pregnancy, so this was definitely 5 stars for me!!

    For the grill: prawns, chicken wings, scallops, mushroom, beef, zucchini
    There's only enough for each person to have one piece of each item, but since we ordered other foods as well, it was enough for us already! We also ordered another plate of chicken for the grill which was really tender, but I was too busy eating so I forgot to take a photo of the chicken!

    Miso Soup - not too salty, so it's pretty good!

    Sea Urchin Fried Rice - I'm not a sea urchin fan (sea urchin is a type of food where it's either really yummy or really disgusting, and for me, it's really disgusting), so this wasn't great for me, but hubby and his friend liked it!

    Other than the Dinner Set that we ordered, we also ordered these dishes...

    Seafood Pot with lots of crab legs, fish, prawns, mushroom, and vegetables

    Salmon Sushi & California Roll (the avocado was too raw so it tasted a little weird)

    Of course we had to have dessert too! They have four flavours of ice cream available: Chocolate, Vanilla, Grapefruit, and Sweet Purple Potato
    We were surprised to see that they didn't have the popular Matcha Green Tea ice cream, but we did order both the grapefruit and the sweet purple potato ice creams, since they are not something we can try everyday! The grapefruit ice cream had a strong grapefruit taste, but it tasted more like a sherbet rather than an ice cream, and as for the sweet purple potato ice cream, it tasted quite sweet with a nice taste, but probably not really like the sweet potato we normally have (I'm not used to calling the kumara a sweet potato haha).

    We paid around HKD360 per person for this meal, which is really reasonable, considering the location, the atmosphere, and the variety of food we ordered!! My mum told me that Japanese grills usually cost around HKD500 per person, so HKD300+ is really cheap, and we did order quite a lot of food (and it's normal that each person only gets a piece of everything for the set dinner)!!! Overall, a pleasant dining experience!!!

    The bonus? One of the owners of this restaurant is my sister-in-law, Grace Cheung, the winner of Miss Asia 2007 (do you remember her? I've posted photos of her before on my blog)!! She's at the restaurant on most nights now, so in addition to the nice food, you can also dine with a Miss Asia!!!

    For more information, please visit their pages on Openrice and Facebook:

    Thank you for reading, and have a nice day!!!

    Monday, 1 September 2014


    Memebox Global Editions usually contain a variety of both makeup and skincare products, for face and for the body! They are very popular amongst Meme-Fans, and they sell out very quickly! This is the second Memebox Global Edition that I have purchased...

    Memebox Global #14

    I think this was a really awesome box, with LOTS of masks, and although the description card says there are 8 products inside, considering Memebox usually counts one mask as one product, this box ends up containing 15 products - WOW!!!

    For more information on Memebox, please visit their website: