Sunday, March 29, 2015

Nuffnang 8th Birthday

8 IS GREAT, LET'S AIM FOR INFINITY

We recently celebrated Nuffnang's 8th Birthday at Da Paolo Bistro Bar! As most of you may know, I have been blogging with Nuffnang since 2007 and it has been 8 wonderful years already~ Time really flies!


Love the setting styled by Assemble Happinest and Give Fun! The party had a gold, silver, and white theme, so everything was very pretty and glittery and shiny!








Table setting was so pretty, I couldn't resist snapping more pics.


Florals, white, gold, glitter. Perfect palette!




Yummy food!




My tablemates~







With the people I love from Nuffnang and Churpchurp!


With our blog manager Madeline!


How many me can you spot in this infinity board of all the bloggers under Nuffnang?


Time to cut cake lo!


Besides delicious food, song performances, and a lucky draw with prizes from Philips and Samsung, there was also a GIF photo booth by Hello Stranger!


The sign I am holding is so me please. Hahaha. I always go, "Eh, can help me take OOTD?"


Soap Factory also shared with us the fun of making our own customized soap!


These are my final products! Chose a flower, seashell and heart shape mould, pink and blue colors, and lavender essence for all.


We also received a big box with some goodies from awesome sponsors!



8 essentials that all bloggers need:

The GP Powerbank is extremely important. Sometimes due to laziness, I use my phone instead of camera for taking photos and posting instant updates and it drains the battery so quickly! Having a powerbank helps to ensure that I still have battery for every photo opportunity. MegRhythm Steam Eye Mask because I stare at my laptop the entire day at the office working, and then stare at my laptop the entire night at home blogging. And the time in between, I stare at my mobile phone. The mask relaxes and brightens up tired eyes in under 10 minutes! Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush for that beautiful smile in our photos and to take care of our teeth properly after all that feasting! Nescafe Dolce Gusto coffee capsules energizes us during the late nights finishing up blog entires while Brands Essence of Chicken keeps us healthy despite our busy and irregular lifestyle! As you can see, actually blogging also quite stressful one ok, a pampering spa session is extremely necessary! Thanks for the vouchers at Aramsa Spa! And hello bad hair day, I am not afraid of you anymore because I now have Batiste Dry Shampoo! I have always loved Belif products, so I am extremely happy to receive this travel kit to ensure that I can have nice selfies while overeseas!

Oh, and also cupcakes from Butter Studio which I brought home for my parents to enjoy. Yum! Enjoyed myself very much at the party ^.^ Happy 8th Birthday Nuffnang!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Birthday dishes from around the world at Todai



Today recently turned 4! In conjunction with their anniversary, they have introduced a number of birthday dishes from around the world!

But first, we have the yummy seafood specialties from their usual buffet spread! I don't eat oysters but the crab was so fleshy and fresh!


Sashimi platter - Love the tender and yummy salmon sashimi.


One of the birthday dishes - Oto from Ghana.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Eat At Taipei



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mermaid Sticker Book

Me: Eh, what you want for anniversary present.
Bf: Car.
Me: Siao. Eh say real one.
Bf: *gives a list of expensive stuff*
Me: Excuse me, I not rich. Haha.
Bf: Aiya anything lah~~~
Me: Okay lor, sticker book.
Bf: Haha, ok I want mermaid de.
Me: Hahahaha wahlao mermaid de very hard to find leh. Hello kitty can or not.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Five & Dime




Friday, March 20, 2015

Water is precious!



I just watched this video and had the sudden realization about how it is true that many of us tend to forget the value of something when it is readily available. In Singapore, clean water is easily accessible thanks to our national water agency, PUB. If you think about it, water is very important to all of us! Without water, we would all stink because we cannot shower nor brush our teeth. Without water, Singapore would become a brown garden city instead of green garden city because all the beautiful plants and flowers would have withered. Without water, our homes get dirtier day by day. Without water, we dont get to eat our favourite seafood dishes. The list goes on...

Water is essential in our everyday lives, so all the more we should value and use this precious resource wisely!

Here are some good water saving habits I adopted around the house! Little things add up and we can all do a part!

*Use a mug when brushing your teeth!*
I used to just cup the water using my hands and half the water gets wasted down the sink. Using a mug ensures that every drop of water is used!


*Turn off taps when not in use*
Especially when lathering soap! It may seem to be just awhile and people tend to leave it running for convenience, but a lot of precious water is wasted in those few seconds!



*Run the washing machine only on a full load and collect rinse water from the washing machine for washing the toilet or mopping the floor afterwards*
For smaller families, instead of washing the clothes daily at half load, washing on full load once every two to three days would be a good way to save water! This also means chores are less frequent. Woohoo!



*Use water from washing rice, fruits and vegetables to water your plants*
Reuse whenever possible! 


Other tips for the household:

- Use wet cloth to wash the car instead of a water hose

- Check for leaks in flushing cisterns, pipes,taps, etc and repair them immediately to prevent water wastage. Check for leaks regularly by turning off all taps and checking the water meter. If the water meter counter dial is still running, it means there is a leak. Call a plumber immediately.

- Install thimbles or water saving devices at taps with high flow rate.

- Use water efficient labelled fittings

- Monitor your water bill to monitor your family’s water consumption. If your consumption is more than average, re-look your family’s water usage habits.

Do check out www.pub.gov.sg/conserve for more tips!

If you are interested to find out more, or educate your kids on good water saving habits, visit PUB's water conservation mobile showrooms around Singapore this month! PUB's mascot Water Wally will also be on site to meet his fans!



Here are the dates and location!

(Sun) 22 Mar Century Square
(Tue) 24 Mar Cathay Cineleisure
(Wed) 25 Mar Cathay Cineleisure
(Thu) 26 Mar Cathay Cineleisure

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Remember, every drop counts!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ben's surprise birthday party

On Ben's birthday in January, we all gathered together to give him a surprise!

Our dress code was white and I purposely went to buy one for the party because I didn't have any white dress in my closet! Hope he got gan-dong dao! Hahaha.





Met up with Isaac, Duncan, and Randy in the afternoon to get this balloon before heading to the hotel! Happy Birthday Princess! He is like, the most pampered one really!


Happy birthday Ben! I wish you success in your career and continue to be well-loved by all your friends! I am really happy to know you as a friend for so many years, and thank you for always being supportive! 


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Pink at Cove





Friday, March 13, 2015

Bangkok 2015 - Part 1

Went to Bangkok with my family last weekend! Although it is so near and a common getaway destination for many Singaporeans, this was actually my first time there! I was so excited the days leading up to my holiday!



Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lost

Some thoughts!

I was reading some other blogs before writing this and I must say, my writing style is definitely not up to my desired standard. How I wish I could describe things with so much flair and beautiful adjectives too! I often get writer's block and even when I have something to say, I can only manage to churn out two sentences and then nothing comes out of my mind anymore. That's why I don't blog niche topics.... I already have difficulty churning out entries of different variety..... better to not limit myself with only one subject!

Anyway, that day I lost something important and asked bf to check if it's in his car. He answered that I drop my things in his car so many times already that nowadays every single time I leave his car he would always check every gap and slots in between the car seats. Lol.

Me: I think I need a magic crystal ball! (to find out where are the things I lost)
Him: I think sooner or later you will lose the magic crystal ball.

Hahahaha!

Monday, March 9, 2015

My Line Nails!

My new nails with the adorable characters from Line app!



I was thinking what design to do next and a friend suggested I doing something related to the Line characters since I love them so much!

Decided to use only Brown, Cony, and Sally as they are my favourite characters in Line and my manicurist Coreen managed to draw them out so precisely free-hand! Am so glad that she managed to make them look exactly like how they should be!



Call 63376876/ SMS 83835395 to make an appointment at Millys Bugis Cube branch! ❤️

Other branches:
Far East Plaza: +65 6737 6723 | Bugis: +65 6338 4137

What design should I do next? :)

Friday, March 6, 2015

Curél Instant Foaming Body Wash

I had sensitive skin since young and is particularly careful about the skincare products I used. 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 Curél.



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:

Fragrance-free
Colorant-free
Alcohol-free
Allergy-tested
Non-comedogenic (do not clog pores)
Set at a pH5.5 that is closest to skin's PH

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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 Curél 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.

Curél'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 Curél 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 http://www.curel.com.sg, or like the Curél FB page for more useful skincare tips for sensitive skin!