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Introducing New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink

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Tell me the first thought that comes to mind when you see this brand name. 

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If you’ve answered Abalone (their best seller!), you’re absolutely right!

(Fann Wong and Rice would do too - marketing efforts do pay off, doesn't it?)

(Fann Wong and Rice would do too – this association only comes with great brand presence and performance!)

New Moon is an established household brand name in Singapore since 1959, which I’m sure many of you are no stranger to – in fact, ever since I’ve been domesticated married I’ve purchased from the brand simply because of trust in the brand, as winners of the Heritage Brand Award by ASME – from the usual Abalone as gifts to family during the lunar new year, to rice, cooking sauces and even their paste for soup! (Just FYI, their bah kut teh mix packet tastes incredibly good!) 

When I accepted this advertorial from Nuffnang last year, I did not even know what brand it was that we are working with. All we were told were that it was for a trusted Singaporean brand that’s making a collagen drink, and to come down for a taste test – which would then determine how the drink would taste like based on our votes!

First, we got a skin check to evaluate our skin condition. I am unable to remember my scores now but I did recall scoring really low in the moisture and collagen category – alas, I’m 30 this year and you can’t escape the fact that everyone ages!

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Then, we took a blind taste test.

Different flavors, different concentrations of sweetness…

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And then we cast our vote – for the taste test, the flavor, even the packaging (without branding)!

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We were then sent the drinks (we still didn’t know what brand it was – the bottles came unlabelled!) and tried it out for a month straight. I loved it! My skin was going through a phase (dry, peeling from my prescribed doctor’s product for my acne) back then but I thought that my skin felt more supple and moisturized than it did before. That was my honest feedback to my manager and we even did a skin check to boot!

And finally, many moons later… (sorry, I couldn’t resist that pun) 

Tadah! The collagen drink has been developed! 

Presenting the latest contender in the collagen drink market…

New Moon’s Inner Radiance Collagen Drink!

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The brand turned out to be New Moon – what a pleasant surprise! It was their latest addition to their already wide range of products in a new category, Beauty – and the products were all decked out in an attractive and pretty pink packaging!

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Not sure if you remember me saying this, but I’ve said it on my Dayre before that I have a habit of taking collagen drinks especially when I travel to Japan because it’s just readily available in all their convenient stores – and I was glad to find out that New Moon’s collagen drinks are all made & packed in Japan + certified Radiation-free!

This little bottle of power-packed goodness contains:

  • A whooping 13,000mg of collagen (fish collagen peptide) 
    (as compared to the usual 2,500 – 5,000mg drinks in the market, and no fishy taste or smell while promoting smooth, firm & healthy skin!)
  • Maqui Berry / Blueberry Extracts
    (These berries c ontain anthocyanins and plant polyphenols which protect skin against harmful effects of free radicals – in fact, Maqui berries have the highest anti-oxidant properties based on the ORAC chart for calculating antioxidant values!)
  • Glutathione (Hithion extract)
    (A strong antioxidant which prevents pigmentation by scavenging free radicals and peroxides that induce melanin formation)
  • Hyaluronic Acid
    (Boosts skin hydration)
  • Vitamins C, B1, B2, & B6 & Ceramide
    (Works together with collagen to refine & firm skin – ceramide supports the skin’s matrix to protect against moisture loss!)

All these ingredients are pretty familiar to me with the exception of Glutathione – did a little more in depth reading about it! Essentially, Glutathione is an antioxidant which is usually synthesised by the body and is claimed to be the “mother of all antioxidants” by a huffington post writer – it treats a whole slew of diseases as it does tissue building & repairwork, as well as making chemicals & proteins needed by the body and for the immune system. It helps to improve the health of every cell in the body, particularly skin, hair and nails and gives you a radiant glow due to healthy cell state as well as reduced toxicity in the body!

Now that’s one fine ingredient to me!

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It is recommended to consume 1 bottle of the New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen drink after dinner, or before bedtime as that’s when our skin’s metabolic rate are most active, and that is what I do! I pop 2 bottles into my fridge every other day and drink it up while unwinding or reading news articles before I snooze off into lala-land.

The New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen drink does not have a fishy taste or smell (god knows I hate that and am super sensitive to smells) and I can vouch for it – all you can taste would be those of berries (Maqui & Blueberries) and tropical fruits! I’ve definitely tasted really bad collagen drinks before but this one was pleasant and went down quite well despite the viscosity (due to the high collagen content!)

However, it does taste a little sweet to me sometimes, so this is what you can do if you find the drink a little too sweet for your liking!

Simply mix it in with a blander drink that could do with some flavoring – either iced tea, or iced soda!

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I guess that makes the consuming process a little long but I often find one small bottle a little short to enjoy too! Here’s me enjoying my tea with the New Moon Inner Radiance collagen drink instead of sugar syrup! It adds a flavor to my tea and I do like the end result very much! I guess that’s also because the tropical fruits flavoring were specially formulated to cater for asian tastebuds!

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You can also try this with fizzy soda, water, or even fruit juice! Don’t worry about the drink turning a little cloudier – there are sediments from the natural fruit extracts and it doesn’t affect the quality of the drink!

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It retails for $69 in all leading supermarkets, pharmacies, petrol kiosks and selected departmental stores!

Win a trip to JAPAN with
New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink! 

Yes, Japan! My favorite country to be hehe *heart eyes*

Purchases made during the promotional period of 1st April – 31st May will be entitled to participate in a lucky draw where 5 lucky winners and THEIR plus ones will be able to choose their return ticket destinations in Japan – Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya or Fukuoka!

And the best part?

As a Singaporean brand (New Moon, I’m proud of you!) and in view of the SG50 celebrations,
New Moon’s offering a special SG50 discount of a whooping 50% off their collagen drinks!

That makes it just S$34.50 for 10 bottles of collagen drinks – which is arguably one of the best prices in the market for THAT amazing amount of collagen it has in a bottle!

It’s almost May… are you thinking what i’m thinking?
Mother’s day will descend upon us faster than you know it and I think it’s time to stock up on some drinks for myself and mummy dearest who loves collagen drinks too! *zooms off to nearest petrol kiosk*  

Bye for now... I need to go do some serious shopping for a chance to be in Tokyo again!

Bye for now… I need to go do some serious shopping for a chance to be in Tokyo again!

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NEW: Nivea Make Up Clear

By | beauty, Cleansers, Makeup Removers, Masks, Skincare | No Comments

Do you really need a reason to be taking good care of your skin?

Having a good canvas to start with enables make up to go on smoother, and can provide you with a kind of natural radiance make up can never achieve!
It glows, shows, and it will definitely make you feel more confident (I know I do, especially having suffered from really bad skin a while ago!).

When I was younger, I didn’t really take care of my skin – I took it for granted, and that meant nights of sleeping with make up… resulting in terrible, angry red pimples from my clogged pores.

Believe it or not – I didn’t know how to use make up removers properly till I was in my 20’s.

And you’ll be shocked to know how many people in their late 20’s STILL don’t realize the importance of proper make up removal!
(Yes you know who you are and I’m talking about you, haha)

These were actually the top reasons of having problematic, clogged up skin as iterated by NIVEA during a presentation for their new Make Up Clear range.

Did you know that even if you have just sunscreen on, you SHOULD still remove them with a make up remover?
Products with SPF are formulated to adhere to your skin, making them more difficult to remove with regular cleansers!

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Held at Top Deck in Upper Thomson, the decor was nicely done up and even the food had little NIVEA signs on them!

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Okay sorry about the random food picture. Back to the make up removers!

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The NIVEA Make Up Clear range consists of 4 different types of make up removers to address different purposes and needs:

For Light Make Up: 

  • NIVEA Make Up Clear 3-in-1 Mud Cleanser
  • NIVEA Make Up Clear 3-in-1 Foam Cleanser

For Heavy Make Up

  • NIVEA Make Up Clear Cleansing Wipes
  • NIVEA Make Up Clear Micellar Water

A foam cleanser foams up and cleanses your face, Micellar Water Removers are non-oily but strips oil and dirt from your face effectively, while cleansing wipes provides portability and the convenience of not having to use an extra cotton pad.

We all know what a foam cleanser, cleansing wipes and micellar water removers are for and how they work – but how exactly does the NIVEA Make Up Clear 3-in-1 Mud Cleanser work?!

Surprise, surprise!

The Nivea Make Up Clear 3-in-1 Mud Cleanser is
actually a MUD MASK, MAKEUP REMOVER and a CLEANSER!

Are you as curious as I am to how it works? Thankfully for all the curious audience present, NIVEA had a little demonstration in store for us!

To demonstrate the effectiveness of the Mud Mask, they first mimicked what a made up face would have on their poster girl's arm - sunscreen, foundation, blusher, bronzing powder, and even eyebrow pencil!

To demonstrate the effectiveness of the Mud Mask, they first mimicked what a made up face would have on their poster girl’s arm – sunscreen, foundation, blusher, bronzing powder, and even eyebrow pencil!

It is purportedly able to remove 10 different kinds of make up, including;

1.  Make up base
2. Concealer
3. Foundation
4. Bronzer
5. Blusher
6. BB Cream
7. Powder
8. Brow Pencil
9. Tinted Moisturizer
10. Tinted Sunscreen 

When I still was wearing contact lenses prior to LASIK, mud masking was much of a hassle as I had to take off my contact lenses right after removing my make up, which meant that my cumbersome spectacles would be in the way of masking, and smudging the mask all over – this Mud mask would have been my solution to this problem had I discovered it before my LASIK, because it can be used BEFORE make up removal!

Huh? Shouldn’t you remove your make up before masking?

Theoratically, yes – but the Nivea Make Up Clear 3-in-1 Mud Cleanser works differently!

  1. Use it as a mud mask;
    Apply it over your made up face and leave it to sit for a bit! I typically leave it on for about 1 – 3 mins – you can also skip the wait if you’re in a rush!)Yes – you can use this without removing your make up first – unlike a nourishing mask used on clean skin, this mud mask can be used over makeup because it contains Kaolin clay, which is frequently used in cosmetics for its absorbent quality – it pulls out dirt and grime from your skin.
  2. A make up remover;
    Next, wet your palms and begin massaging the mud mask – it will slowly turn a lighter shade as it removes make up from your face and as water is introduced.
  3. And as a facial cleanser!
    Saving you from the need to use other cleansers after make up removal, the mask cleanser washes off and leaves you with clean skin! It contains Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, also known as Liquorice, which has BOTH anti-inflammatory and whitening properties, and most importantly, Glycerin, which retains moisture, keeping your skin supple and hydrated!
After the last step, how well the Nivea Make Up Clear cleaned off make up was double verified by running both a piece of make up removing wipe and a cotton pad soaked with micellar water through it!

After the last step, how well the Nivea Make Up Clear cleaned off make up was double verified by running both a piece of make up removing wipe and a cotton pad soaked with micellar water through it!

Jeng jeng! Results were obvious - both were spotless as the Mud cleanser has already done its job of make up removal effectively!

Jeng jeng! Results were obvious – both were spotless as the Mud cleanser has already done its job of make up removal effectively!

Even their poster girl's cleansed arm was obviously whiter than the other!

Even their poster girl’s cleansed arm was obviously whiter than the other!

We had to give our thoughts on the make up removers after witnessing the demo and trying it out ourselves on my arm – I must say, at first impression, I was thoroughly impressed! So the first thing I did when I went home, was to try it out on myself, of course!

Texture of the regular foam cleanser and the mud cleanser (on the right)

Texture of the regular foam cleanser and the mud cleanser (on the right)

Apply... and wait 1 minute. It smells really good, and it doesn't dry out either.

It smells really good, and it doesn’t dry out or crack on your face either!

Wet your hands and massage away at the mud cleanser!

Wet your hands and massage away at the mud cleanser!

After washing off! Removal was easy but better if you used a sponge instead of your fingers for quicker washing off! And of course I had to test how effective it was, right? I wiped a cotton pad soaked with micellar water remover over my face and it was as clean as a whistle!

After washing off! Removal was easy but better if you used a sponge instead of your fingers for quicker washing off! And of course I had to test how effective it was, right? I wiped a cotton pad soaked with micellar water remover over my face and it was as clean as a whistle!

You might have noticed that I avoided my eye area – as mentioned, the mud mask is for light make up removal, which doesn’t include eye make up – and you shouldn’t use this on your eye area either!

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For eye area make up removal, I employed the use of the Micellar Water Remover & Cleansing wipes!

The Make Up Clear Facial Wipes were soft, and textured for better make up removal and sufficiently wet!

The Make Up Clear Cleansing Wipes were soft, and textured for better make up removal and sufficiently wet!

I tried one on each eye and as I have lash extensions on, Micellar Water remover was the safest option, but the cleansing wipes were helpful as I could wrap it around my finger and didn’t tug at my lashes. There are many days when I don’t wear heavy eye make up due to the fact that I already have lash extensions on, so I found myself using the Nivea Mud Cleanser pretty often as a treat! (I typically prefer to wind down before removing my make up / going for a shower when I reach home hehe).

Thank you for the informative talk and coming up with such an innovative product, NIVEA!

Thank you for the informative talk and coming up with such an innovative product, NIVEA!

I think you've impressed not just me, but my fellow Nuffies as well! With Limaran and Mongchin at the Nivea event ; )

I think you’ve impressed not just me, but my fellow Nuffies as well! With the gorgeous Limaran and radiant Mongchin at the Nivea event! ; )

In fact, due to her job as a personal trainer and working in a gym, Limaran finds the facial wipes most convenient to bring around!

In fact, due to her job as a personal trainer and working in a gym, Limaran finds the facial wipes most convenient to bring around!

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Nivea Make Up Clear range can be found in most departmental stores, personal care stores and supermarkets, and are priced at $9.50 SGD for the Cleansing Wipes, $8.90 SGD for the Foam Cleanser, $9.90 SGD for the Micellar Water and $8.90 SGD for the Mud Cleanser! For more information, promos and queries, please check out Nivea’s Facebook page!

 

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WTaipei Hotel Stay + OOTD feat. Jack Wills & Rosebullet

By | Asia, Awesomeness, Fashion, OOTD, Travel | One Comment

Nobody fancies being rushed about on a holiday – after my first few trips out of Singapore, I’ve come to realize that the idea of a holiday to me, is being able to wake up anytime I want, and deciding on a whim where to go or at least, be able to shift my plans around leisurely. And spend some time rolling about on the expensive and so-cushy-and-comfy-it-will-swallow-you hotel bed!

For our first night in Taipei, we checked into W Hotel, a 5-Star hotel along Zhongxiao East Road, after a morning spent exploring other parts of Taipei.

I took a look at the Wonderful room we were assigned, and decided there and then that I would spend time luxuriating in that plush environment. (I think my husband guessed that too, because he headed out in the morning to get breakfast while I idled my morning away haha).

{ W TAIPEI }
10 Zhongxiao East Road Sec. 5, Xinyi District
Taipei, 110 Taiwan
Phone: (886)(2) 7703 8888  |  Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram

January night view outside W Taipei: It's conveniently located beside a huge departmental store (Hankyu) where the MRT is also connected to, and you also can find an 诚品 (Eslite) store around the corner!

January night view outside W Taipei: It’s really conveniently located beside a huge departmental store (Hankyu) where the MRT is also connected to, and you also can find an 诚品 (Eslite) store around the corner!

Lobby of W Taipei - on the first floor, where comfy cushions and round sofa seats welcome you to rest before heading off to your next destination

Lobby of W Taipei – on the first floor, where comfy cushions and round sofa seats welcome you to rest before heading off to your next destination.

Check-in was at Level 10 . It’s also where you can find WooBar, WetBar, the outdoor pool, and The Kitchen Table (dining/breakfast area)!

Lift lobby!

Lift lobby!

Sorry about the weird color - the lift lobby was really kind of psychedelic with all the moving lights!

Sorry about the weird color – the lift lobby was really kind of psychedelic with all the moving lights!

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On the 10th floor of W Taipei - Woo Bar

On the 10th floor of W Taipei – Woo Bar, just beside the check in counter

I could speak in mandarin, but the helpful staff spoke fluent English and check in was fuss-free and quick.

The check-in "WELCOME" and concierge "WHATEVER" area.

The check-in “WELCOME” and concierge “WHATEVER/WHENEVER” area.

W Taipei is 31 storeys tall - we were given the Wonderful room on the 28th floor! The rooms above 10th storeys can only be accessed via keycards.

W Taipei is 31 storeys tall – we were assigned the Wonderful room on the 28th floor! The rooms above 10th storeys can only be accessed via keycards. Yen Bar is on the 31st floor, but unfortunately, I did not have time to visit it!

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I usually bring my laptop overseas with me for work so I'm happy to find a great work area - long desk - with many ports!  Free WiFi in WTaipei is only for Starwood Preferred Guests (membership), but that wasn't a problem for me as I had my portable WiFi devices from GlobalWiFi to supply me with continuous internet connection!

First things first, recharge all the devices! I usually bring my laptop overseas with me for work so I’m happy to find a great work area – long desk – with many ports!
Free WiFi in WTaipei is only for Starwood Preferred Guests (membership), but that wasn’t a problem for me as I had my portable WiFi devices from GlobalWiFi to supply me with continuous internet connection!

The Wonderful room, which was almost half the size of a 4-room HDB Flat in Singapore at 43sqm, came equipped with many things – a city view from the window, their W Signature bed which was so comfy I fell asleep immediately and almost couldn’t get up.

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The dressing area was big and spacious – the bath’s doesn’t have any doors, but if you’re worried about privacy, there’s a sliding door at where the grills are that separates the dressing area and the bed. The lavatory is isolated and has a self warming seat + automated seat cover (which sort of scared the bejeezus out of us when we opened the door to use it)! 

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One of my favorite feature - their well lit dressing area and the huge mirror they have in the room! The lighting was perfect for makeup application as well as to check out my outfit of the day. (This was my in-flight outfit)

One of my favorite feature – their well lit dressing area and the huge mirror they have in the room! The lighting was perfect for makeup application as well as to check out my outfit of the day. (This was my in-flight outfit)

Took a walk briefly around the outdoor area on the 10th floor when we came back from dinner!

Here you can see WooBar, the gym on 11th floor and the pool

Here you can see WooBar, the gym on 11th floor and the pool

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I don’t have a bathtub back at home, so usually I would bring my own bath bomb when I travel overseas but this time round, I forgot – and I was glad to find WTaipei’s sachet of relaxing bath salts in their provided toiletries!

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Other than the bath salt, they also carried BLISS toiletries for their guests’ usage! The citrusy scent from the BLISS products was very welcome and refreshing ;)

My view of the bustling city from the 28th floor of W Taipei - I wouldn't expect less from a 5-star hotel!

My view of the bustling city from the 28th floor of W Taipei – I wouldn’t expect less from a 5-star hotel!

I fell asleep really quickly, but for some people they might not be used to the silence in the room - I was intrigued to find this beneath the bedside table - A White Noise machine?! Apparently it can emit sounds of rain, thunder and even ocean waves for periods of 14, 30, or 60 seconds. It's the first time I've seen any hotel offer this!

I fell asleep really quickly, but for some people they might not be used to the silence in the room – I was intrigued to find this beneath the bedside table – A White Noise machine?! Apparently it can emit sounds of rain, thunder and even ocean waves for periods of 14, 30, or 60 seconds. It’s the first time I’ve seen any hotel offer this!

Goodnight, Taipei!

Goodnight, Taipei!

 


Next Morning | 隔天早晨


Waking up - first things first, check the weather!

Waking up – first things first, check the weather!

A lovely 18 degrees!

A lovely 18 degrees! I then start plotting my outfit of the day, haha.

Was so famished I nearly wanted to raid the well stocked mini bar! Mineral water's free, btw!

Was so famished I nearly wanted to raid the well stocked mini bar! Mineral water’s free, btw!

Good morning, Taipei!

Good morning, Taipei!

They actually provide a nice selection of magazines so I spent a part of my morning flipping through them for OOTD inspirations hahaha. Finished up a bottle of HABA's Firming Lift Up Beauty Drink which I left in the fridge the night before  to  chill! It minimizes visible pores, enhances tissue regeneration and combats fatigue - and I was interested to know how this would help me on a long day!

They actually provide a nice selection of magazines so I spent a part of my morning flipping through them for OOTD inspirations hahaha. Finished up a bottle of HABA’s Firming Lift Up Beauty Drink which I left in the fridge the night before
to chill! It minimizes visible pores, enhances tissue regeneration and combats fatigue – and I was interested to know how this would help me on a long day after claims of celebrities swearing by it!

Outfit Plotting!  Cashmere Top from Jack Wills,  Scarf from H&M and Floppy hat from Klarra!

Outfit Planning!
Cashmere Top from Jack Wills, Scarf from H&M and Floppy hat from Klarra!

Accessories of the day:  Bangles from & Other Stories, rings from ASOS, Bvlgari & Sretsis

Accessories of the day:
Bangles from & Other Stories, rings from ASOS, Bvlgari & Sretsis

Had to call concierge twice to request for late check out and also for assistance with the luggage! Hahaha. They were really on time and super helpful – the concierge kept asking if I needed help inside because I sounded like I was struggling with a baby elephant.

Finally made it out of my room at 1pm and met up with the guys at the lobby! JUST HAD TO TAKE AN OOTD at the outdoor area because it’s so beautiful!

Thank you Yina for helping me take this!!!

Thank you Yina for helping me take this!!!

Cable knit details from Jack Wills jumper & Rosebullet skirt alike!

Cable knit details from both my Jack Wills jumper & Rosebullet skorts!

My beloved Bag from Long Champ which I picked up from Paris airport on my previous trip to Europe!

My beloved Bag from Long Champ which I picked up from Paris airport on my previous trip to Europe!

It was really coincidental that the hat (from Klarra) and skort (from Rosebullet) matched so perfectly color wise! It was really windy that day though so I had to retire the hat halfway through hahaha.

It was really coincidental that the hat (from Klarra) and skort (from Rosebullet) matched so perfectly color wise! It was really windy that day though so I had to retire the hat halfway through hahaha.

The skorts were super comfy and apt for the cool autumn weather! Paired them with the most lightweight boots ever from  Nine West - these were so comfy (no zips, etc) and weighed practically next to nothing (meaning I didn't have to drag my feet around or sacrifice my luggage weight to bring them there!)

The skorts were super comfy and apt for the cool autumn weather! Paired them with the most lightweight boots ever from Nine West – these were so comfy (no zips, etc) and weighed practically next to nothing (meaning I didn’t have to drag my feet around or sacrifice my luggage weight to bring them there!)

OOTD Breakdown:

Top: Jack Wills Tinsbury Crew in Grey Marle (Singapore outlet in Raffles City)
Skorts: Rosebullet
Bag: LongChamp Le Pilage Cuir
Shoes: Nine West
Accessories: Bvlgari, ASOS Spike & Pearl Stack Rings, Hat in burgundy from Klarra!

This set of pictures were taken at the beautiful settings of W Hotel's outdoor area on the 10th floor!

This set of pictures were taken at the beautiful settings of W Hotel’s outdoor area on the 10th floor!

I love how the outdoor area of the W Taipei looks so different in the day and at night!

I visited W Singapore, and realized that it smelt familiar – I believe they use the same scent and choice of eclectic decoration for all their hotels around the world – I love such details when it comes to branding – the same fonts, the same elements and bright accent splashes of color  (purple lights and red decor!) that bring a very modern and edgy look to their chain of hotels.

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With my best photographer of the trip! Hahhaaha.

With my best photographer of the trip! Hahhaaha.

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One last shot with Yinagoh before we left for (late) lunch!

One last shot with Yinagoh before we left to explore Taipei and also for (late) lunch!

Some people may feel that it’s time wasted, but I felt well rested and happy and I think that’s a great mood to start the day! That being said, ever since I came back from Taipei, I’ve been adjusting my sleeping habits and am waking up earlier to get more things done in the day (more about that another time).

Everyone knows that I’m REALLY picky when it comes to lodging – toilets must be clean, beds must be comfy, carpets must not be smelly and such – not too sure if that’s a good or bad thing, haha. But a good night’s sleep is really needed on a vacation. Ample space for luggage. Windows for sunlight to come in. Location, and all! The convenience of W Hotel’s location is really unbeatable – I really should have taken more time walking around that area. More Taipei posts to come! (Gah I’m so anal when it comes to editing photos.)

P.S. This is not an ad!
P.P.S – All images taken with an Olympus EPL7 ; )

Before every zap, some cooling lotion's applied on my skin and that actually gets all over my face... and into my hair, argh. I'd suggest that you go straight home or to the salon after Thermage!

Thermage® Total Tip 3.0 – Why, What, & How

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WHY?

Why did you decide to undergo Thermage Total Tip 3.0? 


I used to hear a lot of it, but after I’ve been through it then I knew that it’s true – once you hit 25, the years zoom past you like the wind. It was just yesterday that I had full cheeks which made me look kiddish… and then the next day suddenly I see saggy cheeks in the mirror staring back at me.

*horrified look* 

“Getting older is inevitable, but aging is optional.”

Yes, it is – and you can do something about it! After witnessing the magic of Thermage on my aunt (we share similar facial features like the saggy jowls and cheeks) I decided that I could do with some help. Actually, I did not realize that I need it THAT much until I did it!

I didn’t have this problem previously but somehow after I turned 29, my smile lines AND nasolabial folds made their appearance and I definitely wasn’t happy about that : (

Problems you probably never knew I had, but bugged me for a while by now - the most pronounced problem were my chin/jawline area, as well as my sagging jowls! It runs in the family.

Problems you probably never knew I had, but bugged me for a while by now – the most pronounced problem were my chin/jawline area, as well as my sagging jowls! It runs in the family.

WHAT?

What is Thermage?


Thermage is a non-invasive RF (radiofrequency) treatment which can be treated on 3 areas – Eyes, Face, Body – to improve the appearance of saggy / loose skin. You can see results in just one treatment, and the Thermage treatment can be customised to suit your needs (focusing on certain areas), with little downtime!

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OOTD: Love Bonito Covet Dacasia Graphic Tube Dress

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What is this gorgeous print?! I know right, I was drawn to it the first time I saw it.

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It goes perfectly with my silver/black heels from Jeffrey Campbell (from P.V.S. in Singapore)  and my Proenza Schouler!

It goes perfectly with my silver/black Jeffrey Campbell Ashsky with Lucite heels (from P.V.S. in Singapore) and my Proenza Schouler!

Made of comfy neoprene material, this stretchy dress seems to run slightly large – given that I’m quite, uh, top heavy and this is size S *almost* slipping off me at times.  I say almost because it has a non-slip rubber lining the top edges of the dress. Size XS proves to be too small though!

The best part: This dress comes with pockets!

The best part: This dress comes with pockets!

Outfit of the day:

Dress: Love, Bonito Covet Dacasia Graphic Tube Dress
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Ashsky
Bag: Proenza Schouler PS11 Mini Classic
Accessories: Butler & Wilson (necklace), Alexander McQueen (bangle)

Wore the dress to an 8 days event but I spent that half of it covering up with a LB jacket because it was simply too cold!

The awesome pork belly at Kuvo, in Orchard Shopping Centre.

The awesome pork belly at Kuvo, in Orchard Shopping Centre.

It was 8 Days Eat’s first party of 2015!

If you don’t know yet, that’s the popular food segment on 8 Days magazine which I’ve followed faithfully since my secondary school days for its unapologetically honest views on just about anything lifestyle. From how stars dress (admittedly before the gossip sites on the internet popped up, I looked forward to 8 days every week after Star Awards haha), to the quips from local celebrities and discovering new dining spots from 8 Days Eat section and the tales of Saffy & Amanda – I love every part of this magazine and am only happy to be there for 8 Days and my dear friend, Sue Jean!

And thank you, Nuffnang for securing seats for us and our friends and followers too! ; ) We all had a blast!

With Ailian & Yina!

With Ailian & Yina!

Bernice aka Burpnist! Thank you dear for taking part in the giveaway and lending your support!

Bernice aka Burpnist! Thank you dear for taking part in the giveaway and lending your support!

With my beloved friends at the 8 Days Eat party! Thank you, Sue Jean!

With my beloved friends at the 8 Days Eat party! Thank you, Sue Jean!

It was a waste that i didn’t get to try more of Kuvo’s great food – I would love to go back again some day for the prawn noodles! Kuvo is a lifestyle concept retail + restaurant brought to you by the TCC Group, located in a central location (Orchard Shopping Centre, 2nd floor) and opens till 1am! This is fantastic news because the movie-goers at Cineleisure finally have another dining option pre-movies, yay!

They serve fusion food, and you can find more promotions over at Kuvo’s facebook page (for example, they’re taking part in restaurant week – registration here)!

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No event is complete with a FOTD to match the dress! Going simple these days and giving the Shu Uemura Lacque Supreme in PK01 all the attention it deserves! Love the vibrant pop of color. $40, out in all Shu Uemura stores / counters!

Face of the day:

Base: YSL Fusion Ink Foundation in shade B20
Concealer: Amazing Concealer in Light Golden
Brows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula
Blush: MUFE HD Cream Blush in 210
Lip: Shu Uemura Lacque Supreme in PK01 

 

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