Archive for July, 2012
Quite a number of people have been asking me where I go to to do my hair recently.
Here it this!
442 Orchard Rd, #02-09
Orchard Hotel Shopping Arcade
Some photos of me cutting my fringe a few weeks back! Thanks to Jon Jon for introducing me to Alex. He’s a really good stylist!
My sister saw my fringe and wanted me to bring her there too. She wanted the full and cute cute type of fringe but her stylist just couldn’t achieve it.
The curls on my hair! Kenneth blew my hair for me while I was waiting for my turn.
It’s so nice but I don’t know how to do it myself.
Alex is so serious.
He told me he keeps a record of what colour (as in the number code foe hair dye etc) his customers did, what processes they did every time his customers visit. So that he knows what they want. That’s really personalized!
Alex and Kenneth!
He say must look handsome….
I learned a lot makeup tips from PUPA’s international makeup artist, Giorgio Forgani, at this event. Thanks for the invitation!
I actually forgotten to bring my camera that day and had to use my iPhone camera to take the photos. Sigh…
The full range of makeup items that was displayed at the event venue.
New launch from Pupa Milano….Revolutionary Mascara, Vamp!
Giorgio Forgani was really nice and friendly. He offered to put on makeup for some of us just before the event started.
Here’s Giorgio transforming Minru!
And then it was Claire’s turn!
Note the streak of beige Giorgio applied on Claire’s laugh lines. That’s Pupa Milano’s Luminys Touch. It’s one of their star item and I’ll elaborate more on it below.
I love the event venue. It was cosy and the food was superbly good.
I tried on the blue mascara and it was really pretty! But the colour just won’t show up in the photos! Hahaha…
(looking at my black hair i realized that this post is really backdated… Oops!)
Anyway, Claire was brave enough to apply the teal or turquoise mascara and EVERYONE who talked to her couldn’t resist staring at her eyelashes after that! Captivating…
Giorgo demonstrating makeup on our very own beauty queen, Valerie!
What’s an event without good food. The food there was really yummy.
Senso Ristorante and Bar
21 Club Street #01-01
It just melted in my mouth~~~
We were introduced to another of their product during dinner!
I need it I need it!!!
So sorry it’s a little blur…
Our goodie bag from the event! What’s inside?
SATIN WET&DRY BAKED EYESHADOW
One of Pupa’s best selling eyeshadow in a satin formula. The formula contains extra fine pearls to guarantee an even and flawless, silky result. The colour is intense and the shimmer looked really pretty! It can be used dry, for an elegant and refined effect, and wet to get an intense and magnetic colour. Available in 10 colours.
Colour swatch. Aww.. this photo doesn’t do justice to the colour. It’s really glamourous and intense.
Face Illuminator with Light Effect
This is the product that Giorgio applied on Claire’s laugh lines as shown above.
“An illuminator that is also a concealer, it captures light, giving immediate brightness and glow to those shaded areas of the face. An extraordinary formula with P-LB COMPLEX, that has been studied to combine a flawless make-up result with an effective treatment: a complete beauty action that helps improve face brightness, reducing the appearance of dark circles around the eyes.
MAKE-UP RESULT: The Soft Focus Powders Complex reflects light, for a flawless result. Dark circles and fatigue signs are minimized, face is extraordinarily radiant.
TREATMENT RESULT: “Light” Action”: results show a 4%* increase of face luminosity after 14 days of use°, and a 9%* increase after 28 days of use° “Anti dark circles” action: dark circles look 14%** less evident after 28 days of use° ”
Use it like a concealer, or a highlighter to brighten your face!
Star Product! Recommended.
If you want dramatic eyelashes, this is the one to get! For exaggerated eyelashes with an oversize volume! We tried the mascara in black, blue and turquoise! It comes in a total of 6 colours! Suitable also for sensitive eyes and for people who wear contact lenses.
Mascara brush bristles that defines lashes very well.
If you want to know more about Pupa Milano’s products, do visit their website at http://www.pupa.it/eng/, or like their Singapore Facebook page for updates and more information!
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I know my posts are long overdue… sorry! ✧*。ヾ(｡>﹏<｡)ﾉﾞ✧*。
Ju Ann was one of the finalist for Best Beauty Blog in this year’s blog awards and she had to plan a spa party! Thanks for the invite Ju Ann! Had lots of fun!
With Vivienne! Our MFP’s mamasan! Hahahaha…. we call her that, courtesy of Catherine. But where got mamasan so young and pretty de loh~~~
Ju Ann’s theme was “A Girly Affair” and hence most of us were in florals and sweet colours!
I wore my mini dress that Jon Jon picked for me from Far East Plaza!
Paired with my usual lacy socks and booties
Love this photo of Catherine! So cute…
And I didn’t knew about the existence of polaroid sleeves that Ju Ann prepared for us so that we can decorate our polaroids. She told us that we can buy it from market!
From left: Mine, Vivienne’s and Rachel’s.
Can you spot the laziest person? Vivienne only pasted one sticker!!!!!!!!!
Ju Ann is also the lady boss of Mad About Ju! She brought apparels down for us to shop at a mega sale price. And here’s Rachel and Catherine the busy shopaholics at work!
There’s even a ring light to camwhore with!
Rachel, Catherine, Irene, Minru and me!
Customized tags for our cupcakes!
My all time favourite food… Sandwiches~~~ Oh yea~~~
Lazy us who didn’t decorate cupcakes. We poked our tags onto our sandwiches instead. Wahahah…
And Vivienne’s too!
Look at their cupcakes… so kawaii…
Our host, Ju Ann smiling brightly! With Rachel!
Love her dress!
(Photo credits to Ju Ann)
(Photo credits to Ju Ann)
Catherine kissing my baby! Hahaha…
(Photo credits to Ju Ann)
A group photo! (Photo credits to Ju Ann)
Thanks Ju Ann!!
A new launch and an addition to the Lovemore family!
Lovemore Mediterranean Pomegranate Lifting & Whitening Mask
5 pieces in a box
A new and improved formula!
Mask sheet is a little different from the other Lovemore mask. This mask sheet is very thin and specially cut for better fit on the skin.
As with all other Lovemore masks, my skin is radiant and instantly more hydrated after usage. Lovemore Mediterranean Pomegranate Lifting & Whitening Mask has a sweet scent that I love. It’s sweet yet not over-powering. Love the healthy how that I have after using it!
Do like Lovemore Facebook Page for updates on new products and promotions!
Sexylook has now launched a new mask that’s black in colour!
3 different types of black cotton mask to suit different skin needs.
1) Sexylook Intensive Whitening Black Cotton Mask
2) Sexylook Intensive Moisturizing Black Cotton Mask
3) Sexylook Intensive Repairing Black Cotton Mask
I’ll be doing the review on the Intensive Whitening Black Cotton Mask.
I was very excited to see how the mask looks like since all the masks that I used before were white in colour! Hahaha…
Contains far-infrared releasing effect with activated carbon, this pure cotton mask absorbs dirt, excessive sebum and gives skin continuous nutrients boost with 3X the effectiveness of normal mask. Rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidant ocean nurtured black pearl, the mask helps to moisturize and whitens skin.
Ta-da! The black mask.
The mask sheet was soak up with essence and is really cottony soft and thin! It feels really soft to touch!
Its very thin and adheres very very well to my facial contours. I left it on for 20 mins before removing it.
(Opps, sorry for the bare, no make-up face! Hahah)
Skin was soft and moisturized, displaying radiance and brightness. I patted and massaged the remaining essence on my face and applied my usual skincare after that. I love how my skin looked after that. When i woke up the next day, my skin felt soft and smooth and there was no dullness, and makeup sits well on my well hydrated skin. Loves!
Do like Lush Beauty’s Facebook Page and Sexylook’s Facebook Page to get updates on their new items and promotions!
Just wrote a birthday shout out to Havaianas for their 50th birthday last week (Read it here!) and headed down to their “Make Your Own Havaianas” last Friday! First MYOH event in Singapore. I was honoured to be invited too and I had lots of fun there.
This personalized fashion affair kicked off with a close door VIP function last Friday, where the h store at Takashimaya B1 was closed from 5pm to 8pm. 100 trade partners, media and bloggers enjoyed the first-hand experience of the MYOH event, which has been successfully popularised in cities like London, New York and Manila.
MYOH event officially opened to the public over the weekend, from 14 – 15 July 2012. The turnout at the store was huge over the 2 days and many queued at the store to personalize their own pair of the pretty and colorful flip-flops.
“There could not have been a better way to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary than to introduce a fresh concept like the Make Your Own Havaianas event to Singapore. Havaianas is more than a flip-flop – it expresses fun and happy fashion with a carefree spirit, and we want to inspire our consumers with these positive brand values through a special customisation event. We are exhilarated and thankful for the love and response we have received through this inaugural engagement. This is not just about designing flip-flops, but also an activity to create beautiful memories with our fans as they join us in celebration of Havaianas 50th birthday,” quipped Rachel Ang, Marketing Manager of Havaianas Singapore.
Here are some photos that I took at the VIP event on Friday!
2 styles for the soles. I chose the slim style which is obviously slimmer. Jon Jon who went with me chose the Top style which is wider and chunkier.
The Slim style. Choose the colour of the sole, the colour of the straps and pins!
The Top style
I chose the Linked Hearts pins! I only took one and got it pinned to the left side only!
Jon Jon chose the Aviator pin. The same one on both sides!
Happy 50th birthday Havaianas!
The cupcakes are so cute! Look at the flip-flops on them!
Ticked my choices on the little booklet and gave it to the friendly staff who helped me put my customized pair of Havaianas together.
Friendly staff customizing my Havaianas for me. Thanks a lot!
Done! I love this light green sole with sliver grey straps! My friend who went down to the shop over the weekend told me that she couldn’t get this colour because it was out of stock. I love it!
Jon Jon and I looking very happy with our complimentary pair of Havaianas! Thank you Havaianas!
And who did I bump into! It’s the very funny Smith!
And the dearest sexy babe Bianca!!!!
A photo with the people behind this successful event! Thanks for the invite Rachel and Melvin!
Who doesn’t want good skin? Unless you are born with good genes, i guess we all do spent some time taking care of our skin daily!
Introducing LEADERS InSolution products for pretty skin!
First… The masks!
Watch the TV advert of LEADERS InSolution mask here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNTQQt655zo&feature=player_embedded
InSolution Melatox Skin Clinic Mask
InSolution AC-Dressing Skin Clinic Mask
InSolution Wrinkle Filler Skin Clinic Mask
InSolution Aquaringer Skin Clinic Mask
The mask sheet is well cut and fit snugly on my face and hence allows maximum absorption of the essential ingredients
Look… ultra fine and thin silk cellulose mask sheet and it is soaked with the essence.
Considering the rate of skin turnover is every 4 weeks, it is the most efficient way to use it for 4 weeks in a row (2 or 3 times per week).
I really love the effects the mask have on my skin. There was immediate improvement on skin’s hydration and my skin felt supple and radiant. After using for a few times over 2 weeks, there was marked improvement in my skin’s condition. It was smooth and moisturize. My dull skin was brighter too! Love it!
LEADERS InSolution Hydrogel Eye Therapy Patch and Pore Clinic Care 2Step Kit
I love this award winning Hydrogel Eye Therapy Patch!
My under-eye condition: Skin has fine lines and is very dry. My dark eye rings are really very bad (I’m known as the Lord of the Rings.. hahaha…) and to add on to it, eyes tends to get puffy when I do not get enough sleep.
A pair of the Hydrogel Eye Therapy Patch that’s hygienically packaged.
The gel patch
The gel eye patch feels cooling and refreshing on the eyes. It soothes my tired eyes and hydrates the skin around it. The fine lines around my eyes lessen after using it and the skin around my eye area is now smooth and bright! I would say that it’s a must buy!
Where to get LEADERS InSolution products?
*Exclusively available at following Watsons outlets from 5th July – 1st Aug (Please look for LEADERS InSolution floorstand/standee display):
- United Square
- Center Point
- Forum Galleria
- Marina Bay Financial Centre
- Telok Ayer Street
- City Square Mall
- Sun Plaza
- Beauty World Centre
- West Mall Plaza
- Choa Chu Kang Lot 1
- Yew Tee Point
- Serangoon Garden
- Bedok Point
- Tampinese Mart
Loving bright and radiant skin! <3
Jon Jon and I woke up a little earlier (eh… hmm… not exactly very early hahaha) to go to Red Star Restaurant （红星酒家）to eat their famous Dim Sum. I always love their Dim Sum since i was young but I find it a little inaccessible without a car. But the good food is worth the trouble!
Red Star Restaurant 红星酒家
Location: Blk 54 Chin Swee Road, #07-23
Daily: 7am–3pm, 6pm–11pm
Took a cab down to the ArtScience Museum for the Harry Potter exhibition and took some photos with the beautifully done up landscape before going in. And what a terrible pity we can’t take photos inside the Harry Potter exhibition!
Got Jon Jon to stand right across the big big dish at MBS and I talked to him. The physics was amazing. I didn’t even have to talk loudly and he could hear me from opposite!
T-shirt from Zara
Pastel floral jeans that I got from Bangkok (Totally loving it!)
Black ankle-strap wedges from Charles and Keith
Testing the “dramatic tone” function of my new Olympus EPM-1
Love the geometric and angular staircase and its reflection
Dramatic tones effect
By Jon Jon… Dramatic Tones effect
The touristy things that I’ll do! We bought this photo and now it’s sitting in Jon Jon’s bedside! I bought the Gryffindor scarf! Too pretty!
And what else did we buy?
Took photos of our purchase of the Harry Potter hoodies because of the requests to see them on twitter and Facebook!
I prefer black. So I got the black hoodie with all the house crests.
Spot who came to kaypoh while I was taking photo? My darling Kele!!
Jon Jon is a much more colorful person than I am. Red for him. Gryffindor.
He knows that I need a rest and coffee break every now and then and so he took me to Toastbox @ MBS to take a break!
Movie time after that… I can’t even remember what we watched. Oh no. I’ve been watching all the awesome movies since I’m quite a movie addict but… What did I watch ah?!?!
A short and quiet walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT to The Cathay.
It was surprisingly quiet and peaceful. Had to capture that moment.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAVIANAS!!!!!!!!
We all know this big brand but anyone knows how old they are? 50! Wow! That’s quite a bit of history! But, Havaianas signature durable and buttery-soft flip-flops are still to date lovingly made out of a single factory in Brazil with a secret rubber recipe.
Celebrating Havianas 50th birthday, they are launching the inaugural ‘Make Your Own Havaianas’ (MYOH) customisation event for Singapore Havaianistas this July 2012.
I was pretty puzzled over MYOH. But was really excited to try it out when I finally understood the whole concept of it! For the very first time on local shores, I can be as creative as I want to be and design my own Havianas at the MYOH this coming Friday! It can be customize to my own liking! I can choose the colour of the soles, straps and pick my own decorative pins!
I was browsing Havianas’ website when I found a MYOH demo on their US site! Here it is! http://us.havaianas.com/myoh.html
Havianas was inspired by the rice-straw Japanese sandal (Zori), and it has retained the “rice grain” pattern and secret rubber recipe on its sole, yet at the same time coming up with fashionable colours and designs for the consumers.
Love the colours and the comfort!
From press release:
Rachel Ang, Marketing Manager of Havaianas Singapore, is ecstatic about the inaugural launch of MYOH here in Singapore. “Since Havaianas launched its first standalone store in Singapore in 2009, we have undoubtedly grown and successfully established ourselves as a fashion staple of the nation, expanding to five h stores in two years by 2011. Throughout the world, Havaianas has built a special connection with consumers that transcends through different generations. New chapters of Havaianas history are also being written here, with the launch of MYOH in Singapore. In commemoration of the brand’s 50th anniversary this year, we believe it will be highly opportune to introduce the refreshing MYOH concept to fashionistas in Singapore. This unique and never-before experience will allow them to create their very own statement pieces and I’m confident that it will be a hit!” says Rachel.
Spanning across two days, the inaugural MYOH event in Singapore will be held at the Havianas store located at Takashimaya Shopping Centre #B1-38 from 14 - 15 July 2012.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAVIANAS! Looking forward to even more of your trendy and comfortable flip flops!
Practicing before the actual day of performance!
Mark the guitarist
Lena the keyboardist
Melvin the vocalist
One of the songs we are singing
And here’s the boss cum teacher Lester!
Lena and me! testing my new camera’s “Grainy” black and white mode. Love it!
This boy is so cute. Just told him on Sunday, why does he have to stand like a serious MP whenever he takes photos.
testing my new camera and I love it. Olympus EPM-1!
Then came the actual day for the performance!
So nice loh the couple gave us a hotel room to rest and get ready in. So sweet! So we were there earlier to do sound check, dress up, called room service for dinner and get ready!
Previous wedding gigs the band zoom in, play and sing, eat in between sets or before sets, finish, then bye bye.
And here’s Marvin the vocalist who was missing from the practice photos! Ironing his shirt!
Before leaving the room for the performance
one more shoot before stage time
Some photos! Thanks to Khai our photographer!
This little boy came up to join us so kawaii!
And here’s the very sweet couple Andy and Judy!
This time round there are videos too! Thanks to Ben for being the videographer of the night! His arms must be aching from holding the camera!
It was recorded on my compact cam so the quality is not good. Anyway, here’s the link if you wanna watch!
Happy happy day, working with amazing and nice people! \(^^)/
Posting some of my favourite photos from Lloola’s previous collection, Colour Pop!
And Lloola will be launching their new collection this Sunday! Do keep a lookout for the very pretty shoes. I was so tempted by so many pairs of shoes during the photoshoot!
And here are the photos from the last collection. Love the colourful photos.
Boss bought cotton candy for shoot. Miss Photographer and I couldn’t stop eating it. Hahaha.
Miss Photographer forgot that she’s shooting for a shoe’s blogshop. Hahahah….She’s so cute.
My favourite pair from this collection. Love this pair of black velvet wedges with the mirror reflective detail at the back. My colleague got a pair too!
Super cute pink heels! Love the shade of kawaii pink.
My favourite photo out of this lot. It’s now my Facebook profile photo!
It was so difficult to get on this round thing!!!! >_<”’
I’m looking forward to the next collection. I was previewing the photos during the shoot somewhere in June and it was really nice! Do like their Facebook Page for more info!
We see pastel shades in 2012’s Spring and Summer fashion everywhere. Even I who sticks very much to black and white or shades of blues are injecting colours in pastel shades into my wardrobe! They are so sweet…
Louis Vuitton. Pastels are seen in both big and smaller brands
And Mavala sent me their super kawaii nail polish collection! In pastel shades!
5 cute little bottles in cute and happy colours
I’m going to try out the shade Candy Floss!
The consistency is quite thick. This picture shows my nails with only one coat of polish.
Although it is thick, application is still easy.
With 2 coats of polish and a top coat for shine and protection!
These are available at BHG Century Square, Metro Woodlands, Pink Beauty and Tara apothecary at $5.30 each.
Do like Mavala’s Facebook Page for more information and updates!
Highlight for Day 4 was Madame Tussauds! I haven’t been to any of Madame Tussauds exhibition before so I was quite happy to know that it was in BKK at Siam Discovery Center.
Cute decos outside Siam Discovery
And we headed straight to Madame Tussauds!
This is Jon Jon’s favourite… Hahahah…
Even Jon Jon look so small~~~
We took lots of photos there. So many that I think that collages are a better idea…
See? I’m performing in BKK…
With an awesome band!!
And my emo singer
After Jon Jon took this photo, he asked, “Dear, why are you so drama?”
So funny loh!!! it’s my favourite cartoon character!!!!! At Madame Tussauds????
And the main reason I visit this place…. JOHNNY DEPP!!!!!!!!!!!!
<3 <3 <3
Had a lot of fun monkeying around at Madame Tussaud’s. We went for a pizza lunch (not nice at all… sobs..) at Mah Boon Kong and walk around there! We were already quite sick of shopping. Hahaha…
We followed our nose and found a row of shops selling these! It was super yummy! (At Level 4 Ma Boon Kong)
Does anyone know what it’s called?
eggs and salty coconut with cripsy skin. very nice and with many flavors to choose from.
We went back to T & K Seafood (refer to Day 1 post for details ) for dinner. It was that good that we took a cab back there.
Egg Fried Rice
Prawns that are stir fried with eggs and curry powder. I came back and asked my mum if she can cook this for me. Heh!
There’s no photos for Day 5 actually! We woke up and had a simple breakfast and headed to the airport to catch our flight! Enjoyed this trip a lot. It was planned in such a way that it’s relaxing every day, with no need to rush to wake up early, or rush to catch anything. We basically listed a few places that we wanted to visit and just travel to where we want to depending on our mood that day since it’s mainly a shopping and eating trip. And thanks Jon Jon for the wonderful company. Looking forward to the next trip already!!!!
Gonna finish my last 2 posts for my June’s BKK trip by tomorrow so that I can move on to my other reviews and posts! I wanted to combine them into one posts but I think its too long!
A photo before leaving the hotel room!
Walking to get our brunch…passing by Pratunam Market
Famous Wanton Mee… Please do go and try if you are there! and remember to order the pig intestines…
Soi 19 Petchburi Road,
It’s just opposite Platinum Mall. There’s another little mall called Shibuya 19 ( and a mcdonalds right in front. you won’t miss it) on Lane 19 and just walk straight in. It’s a little air-conditioned shop on the right side.
We decided to finish the remaining 4 levels of Platinum Mall. We had the best buys that day! Both Jon Jon and I bought a lot of cheap and nice items and we were pretty worried that our luggage might not have enough space. Hahaha…
And as usual, I always need a short break in between all the shopping. I’m never the type that can go on and on without stopping. My shopping stamina is pretty low. To prevent getting a headache or getting exhausted too soon, we must have a coffee break at Black Canyon Coffee at Basement 1 of Platinum Mall!
It was a fruitful shopping day and we bought all the gifts we wanted to buy for our close ones too!
Super adorable dress for my little niece! With Kele on it loh! hahahaha…
We head back to our hotel and went up to the top floor to see the nice view since its the tallest hotel in BKK. Wanted to eat the international buffet there for dinner but we were too early! Hahaha…
Monkeying around at the viewing gallery in the hotel
We went to watch the ladyboy show — Calypso Caberet at Asia Hotel
I made a big boo boo. I planned the trip and booked the tickets for the show in advance. But I was so blur I got the date wrong! I went one day late! Haiyo I’m such a sotong. But the staff there was very nice and helpful. Thery helped me to verify my particulars and my previous online payment and got 2 tickets for me! They didn’t charge me extra at all. It was really nice of them. But of course we had to wait for the later show. And lucky my very nice Jon Jon never scold me, and he wasn’t even angry loh. He was laughing it away and waited for one and half hours together with me at the hotel lobby. We went to shop at Naraya and had coffee at the hotel’s cafe and waited for the next show. Thanks Dear!
Anyway if anyone of you wants to watch the Calypso Caberet you can pre-book the tickets here (http://www.calypsocabaret.com/). Don’t buy there from “agents” or “tour-guides” who claims that they’ll bring you there. You are going to be paying extra for it!!
Very pretty theatre
Didn’t take many pics for the show since the light was low and my little compact cam couldn’t do very much
Photos with the ladyboys after the show!
Of course must give tips loh… hahaha…
The “lady” is not a ladyboy at all. He’s a true blue man! He’s was so funny in the show and made everyone laughed so hard.
I wouldn’t say the show is fantastic but it was pretty entertaining. And the ladyboys were really beautiful and well-groomed. They were so womanly that I felt like a little child beside them!
We took a cab back to our hotel since we were still full from the coffee and cake at the hotel cafe. But then, the moment we finished showering. Both of us were screaming for food…*Irritating couple* Wahahaha…
So what to do when you are too lazy?………………”Hello? Is this room service?”
Ordered Thai Green Curry and white rice.
Both of us can’t really take spicy food. But this was exciting. I was perspiring and drinking, and my nose were all runny from eating the spicy green curry. So was Jon Jon. And we were wondering why the hell are we torturing ourselves like that. Hahahah…
Lucky we ordered 2 young coconuts to cool ourselves down!