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Hourglass Cosmetics Mineral Veil Primer SPF 15 Review

Today I am going to be introducing you to a brand called 'Hourglass Cosmetics.' 

"Hourglass exists at the revolutionary intersection of science,beauty and luxury. The brand is acclaimed for its breakthrough formulations, technological innovations and unwavering commitment to reinvention. 

Complexion products are infused with the most groundbreaking active ingredients available to create unbelievably surreal skin. Distinguished by sensorial textures, modern color collections, and sleek custom packaging- Hourglass Cosmetics puts the art in state-of-the-art."


An Artsy Affair at the Artsphere;The Atmosphere Seri Kembangan

The Artmosphere has been a place that I have been longing to go to for quite some time now. Located in Seri Kembangan, this place had gotten quite a buzz on the online-sphere since it's launch on the 22nd December 2013.

Ninetology U9Z1+ versus Samsung Galaxy S4

So as it is nearing Chinese New Year season, I decided to do yet another Ninetology post. This time I shall be comparing the Ninetology U9Z1+ to the Samsung Galaxy S4.

Getting Together With Madam Kwan

Notable for it's all time favorite Nasi Bojari, Madam Kwan's became my first foodie review experience for the year 2014.


Hishop X Murad Facial Experience

When it comes to work, our generation is the type that not only works hard but plays hard as well. Nevertheless, do we ever ask ourselves if we take the time out of that hectic schedule to pamper ourselves enough?


Cerro Qreen Cosmetic Makeup Brush Set Review

Picture Courtesy of Natta Cosme

When you first start out with makeup, the ideal way is to begin with a good makeup brush set.

However seeing as how prices have been going up, it is rather difficult for young girls to make a decision to what good brush set to get.


YADAH Spring Festival Party With Butterfly Malaysia

The first event of the year 2014 in collaboration with The Butterfly Project was the YADAH Spring Festival Party held at Little Wonton, TTDI.

Following up to my Beauty Resolution of 'Drinking More Water' and 'Using More Environmental Friendly Products', I have to say that this event was definitely the best way to kick start my year by adhering to my beauty resolutions that I made December last year.


Experience Your Foodie Journey With FoodPanda

You know, sometimes when you are so caught up with work or busy with your hectic schedule you tend to forget the basics; which is to have an important meal to fulfill your day. Sound familiar? Right on.

Thank You Santa Hermo For Granting My Wish!

Looking forward to the New Year

So the season of joy, giving and sharing has come to an end with the last days of 2013 being celebrated to a more prosperous new year.


Mary Quant Action Lashings Lengthening Mascara Review

It's not very often you come across a mascara that manages to lengthen your lashes without damaging it or making it clumpy, adheres to long lasting color and comes in great packaging.


Benefit Cosmetics Beauty Bash; Quick And Easy Holiday Look

So a couple of weeks ago we had an awesome beauty bash with Benefit Cosmetics via The Butterfly Project at Starhill Gallery. The theme of the day was pink and the main event was about learning simple tips and tricks from Benefit Cosmetics to create your own individual holiday look for oncoming festive seasons.

Ninetology U9Z1+ versus the HTC Butterfly S

Hola my lovely beauties :)

First and foremost, here is to wishing you a Happy New Year!

And as it is the brand new year and I would like to start off the year by doing a review on the awesome Ninetology U9Z1+ against the HTC Butterfly.

However, as I am not a full on expert on gadget review, I will be doing an overall review on what I enjoyed most about both phones rather than just focus on their technical facts.

As you may recall last year I did a post about the Ninetology U9Z1 and although I did thoroughly enjoy the android aspects of the phone, I was concerned that the phone was a little big for the common user, especially one who carries around the phone 24/7 to snap special moments with loved ones.
The Ninetology U9Z1+

Hence enter in the smaller version of the Ninetology U9Z1, the Ninetology U9Z1+.

Similar to the aspects of the Ninetology U9Z1+, this phone is the perfect size for the user and has a clear interface to show dimension and depth to showcase perfect movie quality and crystal clear pictures.

With regards to it's specifications, the Ninetology U9Z1+ retails at RM1,299 as can be seen on it's spec sheet below.

Running on MediaTek's 1.2 GHz Quad-Core MT6589 Processor, the Ninteology U9Z1+ also measures at 144.5 x 73 x 9mm and weighs in at 158 grams. 

What I definitely enjoyed with this phone was it's 5- Inch IPS Gorilla Glass 2 Panel at 1280 x 720 Resolution along with it's 13 megapixel camera.

The front camera shoots at 5 megapixels which is a great thing for those of us who enjoy taking selfies and even has smile and face detection for the viewer's shooting pleasure.

Shot  with the Ninetology U9Z1+ 13 Megapixel Camera

With regards to the unboxing, the Ninetology U9Z1+ comes with its basics which is 1x Transfer Cable and Charger, 2x Universal Adapters and 1x Ninetology U9Z1+.

Unboxing the Ninetology U9Z1+
If you would like to find out more about the Ninetology U9Z1+, no worries, I have also included a specification sheet for you to look at as well.

Brief Specifications Overview:-

  • 5" 1280 x 720 HD, Corning Gorilla Class 2 with IPS, curve touch point and capacitive multi touch screen
  • 144.5 x 73 x 9.0mm, weigh 158g
  • 1.2GHz quad core processor, powerVR SGX544
  • 1GB ram, 16GB internal memory (expansion microSD card slot up to 32GB)
  • 2,000 mAh Li-Ion (up to 10 hours for talktime, 400 hours standby time)
  • 13 megapixel rear camera and 5.0 megapixel front camera
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS

If you are looking for the full spec sheet, look no further because I have also inserted it below for you ;)

With regards to its competitor the HTC Butterfly S, I would have to say that it's picture quality is much better than the Ninetology U9Z1+ as the exposure of the picture does not come out as grainy or as noisy.

HTC Butterfly is well known for its excellent sound system as well as it is integrated with BeatsAudio and when I took a listen, true to its description, the performance of its sound quality lives up to expectation.

Testing out the Sound Quality on the HTC Butterfly S

Retailing at RM2,399 at all HTC retailers, the HTC Butterfly S is admittedly much pricier than the Ninetology U9Z1+, but with regards to the phone's picture quality, sound and battery life- you can definitely see why it is so.

The Picture Quality of the HTC Butterfly S

The HTC Butterfly S

Brief Specifications Overview:-

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with HSPA; LTE
  • 5" 16M-color 1080p Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with 441ppi pixel density
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sense UI 5.0
  • Quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300 CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset
  • 4 MP autofocus "UltraPixel" camera with 1/3" sensor size, 2┬Ám pixel size; LED flash
  • 1080p video recording @ 30fps with HDR mode, continuous autofocus and stereo sound
  • 2.1 MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA; Wireless TV out
  • 16GB of built-in storage, microSD card slot
  • MHL-enabled microUSB port
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Front-mounted stereo speakers with BoomSound tech
  • Class-leading audio output
  • Ample 3,200 mAh battery

The Unboxing of the HTC Butterfly S

With regards to both phones, I have to say that the HTC Butterfly S is a very good phone and would be something great to purchase if you are looking for a good long term phone.

However, the Ninetology U9Z1+ would work very well for me as it is at a more affordable price range than the HTC Butterfly S and has covered all the basics in a smartphone that a person could want.

So you could say that it was a more preferred choice really. If you have the budget, the HTC Butterfly S is a good recommendation but if you are looking for a phone that covers your basic needs in a smartphone that does not cost too much; the Ninetology U9Z1+ is your ideal choice.

If you are interested to find out more about Ninetology and their products, kindly head over to for more information.

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