Friday, March 6, 2015

Curél Instant Foaming Body Wash

I had sensitive skin since young and is particularly careful about the skincare products I use. Even simple daily necessities like body wash must be gentle enough to ensure that my skin would not feel raw after a bath!I was looking for the right body wash, then I got to know about the new Instant Foaming Body Wash from Curel.

I was willing to try the new Curél Instant Foaming Body Wash because Curél is one of my trusted solution for sensitive skin!

A highly-respected brand in Japan, Curél works closely with top dermatologists in Japan, Hong Kong, the US and Europe to create a skincare range targeting sensitive Asian skin and is developed from over 30 years (!!!) of extensive dermatological research combining the latest dermatological science and technology.

Shower time is especially fun when I can have instant foam from a bottle! It dispenses a foamy lather to cleanse gently without rubbing. I used to have a slight dread before showering because I did not like the feel of water and harsh soap on my sensitive skin. However, I now enjoy shower time because the foam is so soft and gentle!

I love how dense, but gentle and soft the foam feels! The foam dispensed was lightweight and smooth to touch, but at the same time very dense, not watery at all!

As you all know, I have eczema issues and it flares up on humid days or when I use unsuitable products. During overseas trips, due to laziness and saving of luggage space, I use shower gels provided in hotel rooms and some of them made my skin red and itchy - definitely not a good feeling especially after a bath!

It is extremely important for us girls with sensitive skin to use products that are gentle enough. No worries when using Curél products as they are:

Non-comedogenic (do not clog pores)
Set at a pH5.5 that is closest to skin's PH


Another highlight about Curél Instant Foaming Body Wash is that it contains cleansing ingredients that minimize stress on skin while cleaning it thoroughly and strengthens skin's resilience via ceramide!

For those who are wondering, ceramide deficiency causes skin sensitivity! People with sensitive skin tend to feel irritation and sting during shower time when using regular body wash on raw patches on skin. As our skin is mildly acidic, using alkaline-based skincare products can cause stress to our skin as it washes away ceramide along with dirt during cleansing.

I always had sensitive skin since I was a kid. My skin is easily irritable by dust, rough clothing, or unsuitable skin products. I was suffering from an intense itch awhile back, and my skin was red, scaly, and awful. I felt very uncomfortable whenever it flares up and knowing scratching would worsen the condition, I would immediately go for a bath as I thought cool water would solve it. However, I ended up scratching even more after showering, probably because the soap I used was not gentle enough on the affected area! I switched to Curel and the situation became significantly better. I don't feel much irritation after bathing now! In fact, I feel more refreshed and my skin feels smooth and hydrated.

Curel's unique ceramide retention technology retains skin’s ceramide to keep skin moisturized and healthier too!

Protect your sensitive skin from harsh cleansing with the new Curél Instant Foaming Body Wash!

Compared to other body washes meant for sensitive skin, Curél Instant Foaming Body Wash produces superior cleansibility without irritating the skin. The dense yet fine foam glides smoothly and gently cushions my skin while cleansing effectively!

My skin feels clean, dewy and comfortable after wash!

Awhile back, I had a bad case of rashes due to my sensitive skin and the redness looked so unpleasant! Thankfully, I started using Curel Instant Foaming Body Wash and my skin doesn't feel raw after a bath anymore and the redness is gone! My skin now feels smooth and comfortable at all times!

Made in Japan, Curél Instant Foaming Body Wash (480ml) will be available in Singapore from mid Feb’2015 onwards at selected Guardian and Watsons’s stores at only S$24.80!

Check out the website for more, or like the Curel FB page for more useful skincare tips for sensitive skin!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

CNY 2015

Day 1.

Spent the day visiting! Outfit for the first day of Chinese New Year - new top, new skirt, new bag, new necklace, new earrings, new heels!

Took a family photo! Aiya, if I had wore my day 2 outfit instead of this, we would all be wearing blue!

Day 2.

Went to bf's place in the morning and they hired lion dance as usual but this time it also came with a very smiley cai shen ye!

This floral romper is my favourite out of all my cny outfits! Paired it with new accessories from H&M and beige heels.

Bought this new blue Michael Kors bag just before CNY. New Year, New Bag!

Joined my family in the afternoon and we watched Triumph Into The Skies. The thing I love most about CNY are the movies! So many selections to choose from!

Day 3.

We watched two movies that day! Booked the 10:50am slot for Ah Boys to Men: Frogmen but we missed the bus and at 10:50am, we were still at the bus stop!!! Luckily, there were so many advertisements that the movie only started immediately after we sat down.

Afterwards, we walked around Downtown East before going for our next movie - From Vegas to Macau. Love both movies!

Although Downtown East is so near our house, I still dressed up because it's CNY! When I put on this white floral dress, my family asked, "how come all your dresses same one?" Haha. They may be all florals but they are different ok!

Day 4.

One day before we all start work, we were feeling the Monday blues already! Went to my uncle's house and ordered pizza for lunch!

Took my cousin's toy and found it really cute! Look at those innocent eyes! Hehe.

OOTD: dark red dress, yes florals again. Haha.

Headed to River Hongbao! There wasfun fair for the kids - merry go round, bouncy castles, train rides, etc... It was like a mini amusement park!

Took this photo for my parents....

And look at how dad took this photo for us! Cut off the Cai Shen Ye!!!!

Headed to Marina Bay Sands afterwards to enjoy the aircon and saw this super adorable sheep mascot!

Anyway, do you know that if you speak at a normal volume infront of this huge round thingy outside MBS, the person standing opposite will be able to hear you very clearly! So amazing ya?

Gave my mum and bf's mum these LYRA MINN red packets with 3D effect and they love it!

Hope everyone had a good CNY! :) May 2015 be an awesome year for all of us!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Things that 90's kids in Singapore miss

Was browsing fb when I chanced upon this article (90 things that all 90's kids miss) and clicked on it randomly while thinking "meh, one of those lists again... I will just scroll through...."

Then I saw the first few things and immediately thought, "wah! so accurate ah!" Here are some of them, which are quite uncommon nowadays (I think)!


- Ladybird
I had a set of Ladybird books as a gift from my mum's friend, and they were my first books when I was a kid! I remember my maid read it to me and a sentence was "His father LIGHTS a fire". I thought it meant "His father LIKES a fire." Hahaha it was only until many years later when I reread the book and realize the correct meaning.

- Enid Blyton
I remember Enid Blyton was my favorite author and I loved The Wishing Chair and The Enchanted Wood/Faraway Tree series. The stories are usually magical, mystery, and adventurous! I still have the books in my shelf, maybe one of these days I will reread them.

- Sweet Valley High
Whenever I visited the library last time, I go straight to the Sweet Valley section. After that, I moved on to similar books like The Babysitter's Club.

Some other books which I almost forgot till I read the list:
- Bookworm Club
- Goosebumps by R.L. Stine
- Russell Lee and his True Singapore Ghost Stories
- Roald Dahl books

Oh my, all these remind me about how I used to be such a bookworm!


- Pencil cases like this. Nowadays students have cuter stationary like sushi eraser! We used to only have these chunky ones :(

- Stackable pencil – which was really cool, until you lost one pellet and realised the pencil couldn’t be used anymore. Do kids nowadays still use such pencils?

- Blue notebooks

- Autograph books
Bought so many pretty notebooks with little locks and glitter color pens just for this! This is when we learn poems like "Birds fly high, hard to catch. Friends like you, hard to forget", or "Roses are red, violets are blue. I have a friend, my friend is you" Haha.

- Friendship bands
Ahem, somehow the string version of the current loombands.

- OHP projector
I remember that I love to write on the transparent sheets with a marker! Then when exams coming and we had to bring home all the textbooks we chucked under our tables, some of us stored it inside the OHP projector. :x


- Ice Pops
10 cents only!!! Cheapest snack ever.

- Pola snack
Another cheap snack, which I hated. But the packaging.... so nostalgic.

Some other candies and snacks which were quite prominent during my teens:

- Push Pops

- Pez refillable candies

- Wafer Biscuits

- Haw Flakes

- Mamee (now still available easily but I don't think current kids eat it as much as we do!)

Oh anyone remember the spraying candies too?

Games/ Toys

- Bubble balloon

- Waterful ring toss

- Tamagotchi / Game Boy

- Paper flipping game
I almost totally forgot about this!

- Card games like Snap, Old Maid, Donkey and Happy Family

I think we all used to just play using our hands... Like "Chopsticks", "Oh-Pillar-Caterpillar-Lazyboy-Sexygirl-Pingpong-Gotoschool-Playafool-", and one that goes "Liang Xi Mei Liang Xi Mei Liang Xi Mei Chey! Liang Xi Mei Aiyo Shang Nao Jing Oh Liang Xi Mei Chey!"


- "It is now safe to turn off your computer"

- Snake game on Nokia phones

- Discman

- Dial up modems
(When I first started my blog, I only had 10 hours of internet per month ok! I would open up sites and then faster turn off the internet before reading so that I can save on internet time...)

- Video tapes
I had a tape with all the theme songs of channel 8 dramas!


- Neopets!!!

- MSN messenger/ IRC/ Friendster
"Write testi for me can?" Hahaha now we also don't tell people "Eh write on my facebook wall lei."


- Non aircon buses
Gosh, almost forgot about this!

- Old farecards before ezlink
Last time when taking MRT I always feel very kanchiong because I need to insert and grab my card fast enough before the gate close!!

- Bus tickets
Press a button then collect the tiny ticket/receipt which can fold into a heart shape! People always squeeze it into the back of seats!

Others in the list

- 10cent phones

- The Unbeatables
I went to learn how to shake dice in upside down cups without dropping the dice... Wonder if I can still do it now or not... Later I go try!

- Power Rangers
Go go power ranger~~~ the old type of transformers. The actors must be sweating inside the suits! And, even if they change actors for different episodes, we wouldn't know lor. Haha.

- Powerpuff Girls

Others that I thought of...

- Huan Zhu Ge Ge
- Young and Dangerous

One more.... Neoprints! Something all couples have to take together!

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