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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Purpur

Pur-pur-purfect?

Purpur is a locally-established ladies apparel brand with over 7 retail stores nation-wide. Designers and manufacturing team at Purpur aims to bring shoppers the best in comfort with trendy and stylish clothes. On racks are many versatile looks and fabulous casual collections that are suitable for modern fun loving ladies, and I recently selected three pieces from Purpur's wide range of designs!

The first one.... This criss cut top in pink! Bought many floral skirts recently so now I am stocking up on versatile tops (that aren't too plain) and I really like how easy it is to pair this one with anything! The color is really pleasing too! The yellow one is on sale at 25% off now by the way, do check it out!


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Fruity Nails



New nails done for the month! ^_^

Had always wanted to do fruity nails so I got the manicurist at Millys to draw this colorful and cutesy one for me! Watermelon, Orange, Apple, Grape, Pineapple, all hand-drawn! My friends were quite amused when they saw my nails. Haha.

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Also, another good news! Milly's 5th Outlet is opening in Mid June 2015 at Suntec City Tower 1 & 2 #03-324/325! Really so happy for Millys, especially since I have had my nails done at Millys for so many years already - check out all the nail designs I have done at Millys at the "NAILS" tab on my navigation bar above!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Miracle Bio Water



Recently, I attended Bio-essence's Miracle Bio Water's launch for the facial mist' new spray and new look! I heard many positive reviews about this product so I was very keen to try for myself.



Bio-essence Miracle Bio Water contains the lowest salt content of 2.432mg/l which also mean maximum hydration as it absorbs less moisture from the skin and ensures better moisturizing effects!

Some cool ideas from the event on when you can use the miracle water!
- Ideal to use on the plane, where it is very drying for the skin
- Refresh and calm yourself down after a workout
- Hydration on the go, cool skin under hot sun as-and-when
- Moisturizes dry hair, especially in air-conditioned room


I was concerned about whether I could use the product due to the nature of my sensitive skin. To my delight, it is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested to be suitable for all skin types as it has an optimal pH value of 6.45 that is closest to the skin’s natural pH value.



We had several activities at the event and one of them was to test our skin's moisture level and temperature before and after misting to prove its cooling, soothing and calming effects, as well as its ability to moisturize and nourish skin effectively.



We were given this chart to record our measurements. There was also a test for how well it can control oil, but because my skin is very dry as usual, I didn't have any oil on the blotting paper even before spraying. I did see its effect on the other girls though!


I tried the test twice, once on my left profile and once on my right profile. Here are the results!

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Cooling Effects - Temperature:

Left Before: 32.4
Left After: 31.1

Right Before: 32.5
Right After: 31.3

As you can see, the temperature of my skin dropped slightly more than 1 degree each side!

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Hydration Effects - Moisture Level:

Left Before: 28.7%
Left After: 45.3%

Right Before: 20.5%
Right After: 31.0%

Approximately an increase in moisture of 10.5% to 16.6% after misting!

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Numbers don't lie and it was interesting to know that the facial mist really worked, and not just my own imagination! Haha.



After that, we went were tasked to decorate our very own personalized Miracle Bio Water!


I had initially wanted to bling the entire bottle but got lazy so I ended up wrapping it with pink feathers. It look so much like a getai-singer now! Haha. But it's still nice because it's pink! Please vote for me on http://www.facebook.com/bioessence.sg even if you think it's not the prettiest!


Photo with Shenny at the event :)


I like that the Miracle Bio Water is available in both 300ml and 100ml compact size!


I brought out the 100ml compact size the next day. It is extremely easy to bring around in the bag for daily use.


We had brunch at Quayside Isle and if you know me in real life, I almost always choose outdoor seating during daytime because I love sunshine and I like bright photos. However, the weather here is really intensely hot! The skin needs to stay well hydrated in order to remain moist, supple and healthy in this sweltering heat! That's when the Miracle Bio Water's power hydration comes to good use in such situations. Luckily for me, I had it with me that day and spraying it on my face and body cooled me down instantly and I could enjoy my brunch outdoors without feeling too warm. It can also be used after workouts by the way!


The 100ml bottle is also suitable for travels! I have eczema and changes in weather, immense heat, or humidity causes it to flare up so often and when I travel, I wanna take pretty photos without rashes on my face! I like how the product helps to cool my face and replenish the much needed moisture. Some people use it after treatments too, to mellow the soreness.


Other suggestions on where to keep the Miracle Bio Water for daily use:
• In the car to use on the go
• On the dressing table to use before and after makeup (It helps to refine pores, brighten and firm skin! And yes! Can use after makeup! In fact, it also allows the makeup to be longer lasting and natural looking.)
• Beside the bed, especially if you sleep in an air-conditioned room, which is very dehydrating for the skin.
• Work desk. Very useful for freshening up after an afternoon of going through piles of paperwork and looking at tiny numbers on my excel sheet! Instead of washing my face and ruining my makeup, using the facial mist helps alot! It also helps to keep my skin moisturized even after long hours in an air-conditioned office.




It's easy peasy to use too! Hold the bottle at a distance not less than 20 cm from targeted area and spray. Pat it dry gently after spraying. (Do not need to pat dry after makeup.)

I especially love how fine the mist is, and gentle on my skin.



Besides some which I have elaborated above, here are 20 Excellent Efficacies that the Miracle Bio Water can do for your Face, Hair, and Body!

Face
• Fastest cooling, soothing and calming effects
• Highest hydration with lowest salt content
• pH-Balanced – hypoallergenic formulation
• Controls oil effectively
• Refines pores
• Brightens skin
• Firms skin
• Cools eye to help reduce eye strain
• Suitable for sensitive skin
• Use after makeup for long lasting and natural look
• Moisturizes and nourishes skin
• Relieves tiredness, energizing
• Soothes skin after treatment

Hair
• Moisturizes hair
• Relieves hair dryness that leads to split ends

Body
• Refreshes and soothes skin after exercise
• Soothes and calms skin
• Under hot sun to moisturize and refresh skin

For Babies
• Ideal skincare for babies
• Pre-nappy application



To complement regime, users may want to use the entire range of products from the Miracle Bio Water range which are suitable for sensitive skin too!

Available in Watsons, Guardian, Unity, Ntuc Fairprice, Departmental stores (CK, OG. John Little. etc ) at various sizes, and very affordable too! RSP: $12.90 (100ml), $28.90 (300ml), $16.90 (100ml twin pack), $29.90 (300ml twin pack)

The twin pack offer for 300ml is so worth it!!

I have found my right miracle. Time for you to find yours too!
You can redeem samples of the Miracle Bio Water here: http://bit.ly/1GSuer5!

Also remember to vote for my personalized Miracle Bio Water on the facebook page ah! https://www.facebook.com/bioessence.sg

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Whisk and Paddle

After booking our BTO unit last year, we have been heading to Punggol more frequently, mainly to check out the progress of our building and also to explore the area. Awhile back, we went to this place (within walking distance from our home... so awesome!) at night to have dinner and I fell in love with the vibrancy. There were several restaurants and a prawning area with loud pop music. So happening! Haha.

We went back on a later date in the afternoon to have brunch at Whisk & Paddle.




Really quite nice having my food with a view of nature! It's kinda good to get away from the busy city once in awhile.


The outdoor seats are sheltered but it can get a little warm, so it is probably better to sit indoors and enjoy the fans!


Cold drink, essential for such a hot day!


We were there around 2pm and many items on the menu were already sold out. The couple next to us eventually ended up with only drinks because every single dish they wanted was not available. Haha. It was quite amusing.

We settled for smoked salmon poached eggs hollandaise sauce on waffles. It was quite an interesting change from the usual muffins, but still very photogenic!


We also ordered the Ham and Pineapple Pizza, and it was such an appetizing sight when it arrived! Can't stop staring at this photo as I blog! Haha.


Sides of wedges with cheese dip.


Slightly lighter makeup that day!


My refreshing ice tea ^_^


Do check out the area if you are nearby! I love the place so much and look forward to spending more time here after we move in! It's also an alternative to Punggol Settlement, which can get really too crowded at times.

Whisk and Paddle
10 Tebing Lane, 828836
Nearest LRT - Riviera

Friday, May 22, 2015

Cute Bear Sushi



Thursday, May 21, 2015

Elroy's Full Month Celebration



Monday, May 18, 2015

Peperoni


(White outerwear from www.earthdoll.co)

Just another weekend from 2014. It's amazing how time flies really quick. I am turning 25 in afew months and that's a quarter of century. Before I know it, I would have passed half a century. Sometimes I wish time could slow down so that we can slowly enjoy every single living minute. Life is so precious and beautiful, but such a pity that we all have a limited time to experience it. I kinda miss my younger days so much that I actually don't mind time-travelling back to 13 and relive my life all over again (but with the same brain as I currently have la, so that I make better choices).

Friday, May 15, 2015

My first time playing mahjong!

A happy and fun-packed weekend earlier this year!



Went to HDB hub with bf to check out the newly renovated showrooms which we weren't able to visit when we applied for our BTO last year. Although we booked a 5 room flat, it was very interesting to also visit the 2/3/4-room showrooms! Told bf I actually quite like the studio apartment because it felt very cozy but he still insist he prefer big spaces. Haha. Well, what I feel is, how big can a 5-room HDB flat be? If really want big, go for super big and get a huge mansion instead! I would gladly forgo 'cozy' for a grand and beautiful mansion hahaha.




After that, we went to Seletar Mall for lunch and movie. I love watching movies but it seem like the screening times in Singapore are very limited. I wanted to watch a particular movie that day, but all the theaters are showing it at either 7pm or 9pm. Don't have 8pm de! 7pm is too rush and 9pm is too late. 8pm is just nice~


Afterwards we went to check out the building progress of our BTO at Punggol! Nothing up yet during that time, but now already started with 2nd/3rd storey! So excited~ Faster build faster build! Haha.


This is the beautiful field behind, which leads to the sea. It would probably be under construction for other new homes by the time we move in. Such a pity because I would love to have such a pretty backyard! I always feel good when I visit the BTO site, and I already love our new home even though it's not even built yet! (But if can nearer to LRT/MRT will be better. haha. Looking at how far we are from the nearest station, I may have to cab everyday -_-)


Afterwards, bf dropped me off for my gathering with this bunch at Eugene's house. Missing Amber who couldn't make it that day! These are the people I can comfortably talk to about anything and everything even though all six of us have very different personalities. Our group chat is active every single day and moment, on weekdays on weekends, from morning when I just woke up till night just before I sleep. Haha.


 Yummy zi-char dinner!


Eugene taught me how to play mahjong and I am so hooked on the game ever since. I want more mahjong sessions!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Nara Thai & Newby Tea


Top c/o Earthdoll (retail store at Bukit Panjang Plaza #03-21).

Monday, May 11, 2015

Stranger's Reunion

I had a $20 voucher to Stranger's Reunion that was expiring soon so I thought, why not drop by the cafe to make use of it instead of letting it go to waste. So one fine afternoon me and bf visited the cafe, had a nice meal, and went back to the car with a $70 parking summon.... See lah, want to make use of free food, ended up with a loss of $70 instead! Haha. Actually it is a nice punishment for bf lah. He always forget to buy parking coupons and he already kena summon multiple times throughout the three years we have been together! So not worth it! Luckily after that he went to buy a stack and put inside the car already.

Stranger's Reunion was crowded as usual.



Recently, I constantly feel the lack of free time to slowly enjoy life and do the things that make me happy. What's the point if we spend all our days unhappily doing all these "necessary" things we dislike? Time is so limited and precious. Have been trying to squeeze time as much as I can so that I can balance the both, but I'm so tired now :'( Seems like balance only belongs to rich people who can delegate most tasks they dislike to other people and maximize time on doing happy stuff!


Just some days before this, I told myself I MUST slim down already.... But then look at me, I just cannot resist all these fattening food. Haha.


Yum yum~ Love berries waffles!


Wore this sheer outerwear c/o Earthdoll. Not my usual style but it's a nice break from girly floral dresses. Oh ya, check out my bandaged injured toe.


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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Lakeside

It has been some time since I last painted! Arts has always been my favourite subject in school, because I feel that painting is very therapeutic and helps to clear my mind. Also, there are no boring theory lessons that I have to memorise!

I love drawing and painting in classes, but hated exams because they tend to test on abstract art. I think that I fare extremely badly in abstract. I prefer to draw and paint exactly what I see.



Painted a colorful art piece this time! While searching for landscapes to reference, I found an entire gallery of paintings by Jean-Marc Janiaczyk and I really like his works! I painted this looking at one of them. Think I will try some of his other paintings next time. Hopefully I will improve with each canvas :)



Some of my previous paintings:

All things sweet -http://www.estherxie.com/2014/12/all-things-sweet.html
Pair of birds -http://www.estherxie.com/2014/07/like-life-canvas-can-only-be-blank-once.html
Flower pot -http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3674/9430403686_300c318d0c_o.jpg
Field of flowers -http://www.estherxie.com/2013/08/artjam-studio.html
Bridge and skies -https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7517/15988375802_f447061132_o.jpg

Not sure what I should paint next!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Zeal Salon



Just got a fresh dye done at the newly rebranded Zeal Salon! Kept brown hair for awhile after my previous purple ends faded, but am now ready for a pop of color!

Told Wayne I want to highlight the ends with either Purple Pink or Purple Blue or Pink Blue and he did Purple Pink for me this time! I like how he blended the colored strands so nicely with my brown hair. (Gotta touch up roots on my next visit.)


Really love the pretty strands of pink and purple and brown!


Apart from haircuts, creative coloring, perm and straightening, Zeal Salon also provides personalized treatments such as Pre/Post Chemical Treatment, Japanese Spa Treatment, Scalp Treatment and Hair Rescue Treatment.


Having a great sense of style does not necessarily require a hefty price tag. Zeal Salon is passionate about  providing services customized to each customer’s needs and wants without having to burn a hole in his/her pocket. At Zeal Salon, there is no seniority. Each stylist represents his or her own individual style and technique while sharing the same passion and enthusiasm in servicing their customers.

Wayne has been taking care of my hair for years and he never fails to let me leave the salon with pretty hair, every single time.

Conveniently located at 241A Victoria Street, Bugis Village, Singapore 188030. Across Bugis Junction, above Burger King!

Call to make an appointment: 6333 0337
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