The author loves her shoes, idyllic getaways & eating street hawker food. Loves yoga. She doesnt really care for fashion, and throws on whatever she can find in her wardrobe - although you & me know that the old adage of 'a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear' is probably true. Addicted to skulls, smell of coffee, butterflies, rainbows and buying cosmetics. She'll never resist anything that has to do with Hello Kitty .. MyLittleTwinStars or Melody! Welcome to abit of punk, abit of rock but a hell lot of pink too!


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

CNP Laboratory - Propolis Energy Ampule & 2-Step Quick Soothing S.O.SMask Review

[Review + Event] Hi guys! Today Im back wth another skincare review and actually I dun normally do skin reviews in such a short period of time (mostly coz I prefer to try the product's efficiency out for alittle while before I write something about it) - but I have to say that I was pretty impressed with what I saw from the media launch of CNP Laboratory last night! I couldnt wait so I tried the products out once I got home and hence this review of my initial impressions of the Propolis Energy Ampule & 2-Step Quick Soothing S.O.S Mask! (More pics later) But first up .. an introduction to this extremely popular Korean brand! Someone say 안녕하세요 ~ Annyeonghaseyo!
As a leader among domestic Korean dermatology brands, CNP Cosmetics was established with participation of 50 dermatologists and ten years of expertise from the R&D stage, so as to manufacture products that best suited to skin of all types. 
The company is making products safe from the five harmful elements (five No’s) through its (colorless, non-Alcohol, non-Paraben, non-Fragrance, non-Mineral oil) seven-step verification test processes, such as thorough testing and internal/external quality evaluation, by selecting skin-friendly elements based on a deep understanding of skin.
The number of products CNP Laboratory carries are quite extensive. They have items for basic skin care, special skin care, anti-pore, anti-blemish, masks, packs and signature star products. Im sure there's something for everyone! 
CNP Dermatology was founded in 1996 with its first clinic in Yangjae, South Korea. Recognizing the importance of good after-treatment home care to address skin issues, the founders of CNP started their own product research and development in 2000. Just a few months into the year, CNP Cosmetics was born. Today, CNP Cosmetics is a leading pharmaceutical-level cosmetic line that has won numerous industry and consumer awards for its efficacy.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

What I bought from the Baby World Babyfair

[Personal] Hi guys! Heehee so yesterday I made a quick trip down to Suntec's Baby World Babyfair, something that some 20k people were anticipating (according to the number of likes on their facebook!) and yes!!! ALOT OF PEOPLE THERE!!! 
Wah lau I tell uuuuuuuu. The hubby and I chiong down to Suntec right after my gynae's appointment in the morning and since the fair opens at 10am, I was still thinking "Ok la... 1015am reach still not so bad." Right?? Right??? WRONG. 
So apparently everyone had the same idea to troop down with prams (sans baby ahaa!), trolleys and maids in tow to the babyfair! On the first day. Right in the morning. My hubby still can rub it in by saying," Ya la u think u very clever to come so early - other people also what." HAHAHAHAH ok la quite funny.
Ok show you what I came home with. Keke. And I still can proclaim very loudly that I GOT NOTHING TO BUY.
My hubby's reaction = 
Baby World Fair 
Picture taken from their Facebook. I bo eng to take picture inside. Chiong already buey hu liao. (*no time)
Showing u what baby loots I got in the end! 
*Not an advertisement*

Friday, January 23, 2015

Escentials - A Rose Affair Event

[Event] Imagine stepping into a world of pink roses, subtle floral fragrance and rows of skincare and makeup .. sounds like such a dream isn't it! There's nothing I love more than pink.. or roses or skincare/ make up in fact! 
Escentials - A Rose Affair Event 
Yesterday I spent a leisure afternoon at Escentials Paragon checking out the newly launched Maison Francis Kurkdjian's "À la Rose" perfume which not only looks pretty.. its smells PRETTY too! Paris-born Francis Kurkdjian is revered as one of the world's most talented perfumers. His eponymous luxury fragrance house was founded in 2009 & the À la Rose is his latest fragrance - perfect & just in time as a special gift for Valentine's Day, too!
In fact, the À la Rose wasnt the only newly launched item in the store, I also checked out one of my favorite candle brands - Diptyque's new Rosafolia limited edition range! Dun they look sooooo pretty (Im just going to use the word pretty many many times in this post becox it IS all so pretty, la!)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Crabtree & Evelyn *New* Spring in Full Bloom - Nantucket Briar Review

[Review] Hello everyone! So yesterday I came home to a pleasant package from Crabtree & Evelyn! I've always loved their products and Im always in awe of how they always come out with new stuff! Especially coz they always LOOK SO DAM PRETTY CAN. This time round, there's a new limited edition fragrance, Spring Rain and also a new limited edition family size of 500ml. *More pics below*
Rays of sunlight, blue skies and blossoming flowers mean that spring is here again. Reminiscent of a walk through the English countryside, the classic scents of Nantucket Briar®, Summer Hill® and limited edition fragrance, Spring Rain are the perfect way to embrace the season. From refreshing home fragrances to luxurious body and bath collections, retreat into nature this spring with Crabtree & Evelyn®.
Spring in Full Bloom - Nantucket Briar
Celebrate the season with the exquisite fragrances of Spring Rain, Summer Hill® & Nantucket Briar® that capture perfect days of spring with fresh greens, sweet florals and orchard fruits.
Daydream of summers by the sea with Nantucket Briar's blend of wild rambling roses and freshly laundered linens.
The *New* Spring in Full Bloom - Nantucket Briar Review

Monday, January 19, 2015

For Beloved One *New* Vitamin C Plus Melasleep Whitening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Surge Cream + Bio-Cellulose Mask Review

[Review + Event] Last week I had the chance to meet up with the ever wonderful ladies of For Beloved One - which is one of my favorite Taiwanese brands! If you are not new here, perhaps you would remember me doing a review on the brand's most popular product, the Melasleep Whitening Bio-Cellulose Mask which I have purchased on my own accord : http://elaine73.blogspot.sg/2013/06/forbelovedone-melasleep-whitening-bio.html. This time round I will be reviewing two products so new .. its not even on the market yet! 
 *New* Vitamin C Plus Melasleep Whitening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Surge Cream + Bio-Cellulose Mask Review
Building on the positive reception of the 'Vitamin C Series' which was launched in 2013, For Beloved One has stepped up its research and in 2014, it has produced the *New* "Vitamin C Plus Series with Ethyl Ascorbic Acid". It highlights the derivative consisting of Vitamin C which controls the formation of melanin at source, so as to reverse the oxidation of melanin for a crystal clear glow!
The upgraded series contains Melaclear2 and Technowhite - a patented brightening formula which controls the formation of melanin to restore crystal clear skin, DermaRXSRC - an exfoliating technology which removes the dark and old cells in the stratum corneum to improve the absorption of nutrients and three anti-allergy patents Anasensyl, Calmiskin and Skinasensyl to stabilize the various ingredients, so as to keep the high intensity brightening process gentle even for sensitive skin. 
Its key ingredient in this new range - The Ethyl Ascorbic Acid is more stable and has a higher purity of Vitamin C compared to the previous Vitamin C series. Due to its small molecular structure, it penetrates well and has the best rate of absorption! Its anti-oxidation and anti-aging (this I really need!) properties together with its ability to improve skin's elasticity, help to repair skin and prevent it from aging while brightening skin to create the perfect complexion. Think of it as a newly, improved version of the existing Vitamin C Series! Yay! 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Fun Quiz - What does your fringe says about you?

[Personal] Hi hi! Omggggg I've been awake since 4am coz I woke up too early this morning for brunch with my girlfriends then I was so freaking tired after dinner with hubby and friends that I promptly came home and fell asleep once my head hit the pillow! Snoozeeeee~ Zzzz. I normally wake up around 6am every day (yes.. every day) for a quick toilet break coz I cannot tahan not drinking water at night! Haha but today is baddd.. think I slept way too early hence my 'toilet break' is at 4am instead. And usually I could go back to sleep easily but I dunno why tonight cannot. :(
Anyways! Was bored and surfing FB then I came across this cute quiz! So wanted to share it with you all for fun, la. #Nothingtodoanyway

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

My 1st Trimester Must-Haves

[Personal] Hello! Happy mid-week to all! Just had my prenatal yoga class this morning and when my yoga teacher remembered how far along I was, (Going into 33 weeks!) I suddenly had an epiphany! Like say whaaaaat??? What happened to my first and second trimester?? Poof! So fast over liao ah?? Im still trying to gasp the fact that I have barely 2 months to go before baby comes ... 
1st Trimester Must-Haves
Looking back, I had a rather ok 1st trimester because everything was all rainbows and unicorns until I reached 7-8 weeks of pregnancy. Then like a roller coaster, what goes up will come down and what went in ... well, it almost all came out. *sian look* So I decided to come home and dig out all the stuff that helped me greatly during the first 3 months and I hope it will help you or someone you know in time to come. :)
*These are items that I have bought and used personally.

Monday, January 12, 2015

With PHYSIOGEL- I am ready for anything

[Review + Giveaway*CLOSED*] Hi guys! How have you been so far? Its been an exciting few months for me and I've been trying to adapt to changes in both my lifestyle and skin with my pregnancy! Before I digress further, I wanted to share one of my favorite current body care products! Its been something that I have been using for awhile right now (which I feel is safe for pregnant mummies like me) - the PHYSIOGEL Body Cleanser, Lotion and Cream
PHYSIOGEL
PHYSIOGEL with innovative DMS technology for dehydrated, itchy skin.
Like most Singaporean girls my age in this urban jungle, we tend to lead a modern and efficacious lifestyle brimming with activities non-stop! Sometimes its so hard to take a breather but hey, we're young now and Im not complaining! 
What are your ways to wind down for the day and loosen up? 
For me, I LOVEEEEE (with an exclamation letter L) nothing more than to be able to put my feet up after a hectic day out and have a nice calming bath!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Five Things that you should never say to a Pregnant Woman

[Personal] I have been wanting to write this post like .. forever! Ever since people got to know the good news, I have been bombarded with many well-wishes (thank u!) ... and unsolicited advice. *Insert helpless face* While Im not the most fussy person (I really really dun mind people touching my belly! I dun see what the fuss of touching someone's belly is really about but then again some people just simply dun like strangers or friends touching them but that's another story all together.) Anyways I decided to put together a little post just for laughs but seriously it wasn't all that funny when it happened to me...

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa Sleeping Mask Review + Contest

[Review + Contest] Hi all! Its going to be the weekend soon (yays!) and my hubby is currently out of town on a work cum charity trip in Malaysia (where his project is based) and Im praying for Malaysia that the rain will stop so that the floods subside too. Its scary to see some of the pictures of the affected areas in Malaysia and how some families have to go without food and shelter for days. *sobs* Sometimes I feel so blessed that Singapore doesn't have to deal with all of these and even though Orchard might flood ~ the extent of the damages are really quite manageable as compared to our neighbors. Anyways Im so sad with the recent world news - mainly Air Asia and then the recent Paris shootings. What is the world coming to??? Arghhhh. #PrayforAirAsia #PrayforParis 
On a much happier note, the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa Sleeping Mask came at the right time! Well, recently my skin has been feeling so parched.. I guess it might be the air-conditioning that Im so used to since pregnancy has really risen my body temperature by leaps and bounds! I can drink a bowl of soup and feel like Im in a sauna! Last week I walked from one building to another and was drenched in perspiration! Its really crazy and the hot afternoon sun doesn't help! 
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa Sleeping Mask
The Aqualia Thermal Night Spa is a sleeping mask in the Vichy hydration range that offers a night spa treatment for rested, radiant and beautiful skin. Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid and Aquabioryl™, known to replenish the skin with hydration and form a protective film. The mask also contains essential oils to rejuvenate and erase signs of fatigue. 
Since its launch in late 2013, it has received several Beauty Awards and has been loved by Beauty Editors in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Singapore!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Xinyi & Jon's Wedding Dinner at Orchid Country Club

[Personal] Hello hello! This year .. my resolution is to BLOG MORE!!! Hahahha and also I intend to focus more on personal posts although Im really not too sure who will be interested in my mundane lifestyle. *Insert sad face* Seriously speaking with the recent media wars among these blog giants .. this only makes me think, "Who can I believe in??" If you are not aware of the media mudslinging going on - or rather, the one that went on - please kindly ignore what Im saying. Its really so scary to know that the many 'popular' bloggers and influencers have steadily been buying stats online. (of coz not all per se, but some!) As a blogger myself, I find it incredulous how people can pay good money to boost their popularity so deceptively. Maybe its just like buying company at a nightclub. The girl says she loves you.. but does she really do?? Yet there will ALWAYS .. always be that one sucker who tells me that the girl really loves him for who he is. *rolls eyes* 
Anyways so I digress. Back to TRUE LOVE! 
The wedding of my dear Xinyi and Jon~
Now this is LOVE! I've known the both of them for some time after having mutual friends in the blogging world so I know that they really have a very special and loving relationship! U should see the way Jon looks at Xinyi! *heart eyes* So love love de! Muacksss
Unfortunately due to my pregnancy I had to miss the chance of being Xinyi's bridemaid! Im so sorry my dear but yeah at least there's also Maybeline and Yijing ya! I feel sian missing out on the fun though ~ :(

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015! My 2014 in a nutshell .. ~

[Personal] HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! 
As we usher in the new year, I just wanna say it has been such a roller-coaster ride in 2014! There are so many highs and lows (especially with the recent aviation tragedies) I just wish for peace and joy in 2015. 
A recap of my 2014 with peektures! 
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