Avista Hideway Resort & Spa Phuket : Part Two

October 4, 2015

It's my final post on my trip to Phuket with Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa and I'm really excited for you guys to check out the remaining visuals and of course my vlog! 

These are random visuals from my time within the resort and also at Coral Island :

Blue skies turned to pink right before nightfall, and it's a view I doubt I'll ever forget...

Dinner at Sizzle Restaurant after the sunset was also extremely enjoyable... Sizzle is ranked the #1 restaurant within Patong and it truly lived up to its name! 
Don't forget to order potato gratin, the spinach side dish, and their special herb crusted steak.

Chef Tim fed us real well, and the staff were very attentive : Something I wish more Singapore restaurants would have, like HaiDiLao.

Enjoyed dinner very much before heading back to the room for a bubble bath like I had on the first night of arrival!

Missing my time in Phuket so much already!

Finally... My vlog on the trip! We brought a special camera this time, one that's able to go underwater so we could video my helmet diving experience and pool adventures :

If you're wondering, I did helmet diving (or they call it 'Sea Walking') at Coral Island which is a short boat ride away from the jetty, and it cost 2000 baht per person, which is about 80SGD.
They also have scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing... All of which were too scary for me.

I still wanted to try something so I tried what I felt was the most 'safe'. These helmets ensure you are dry from the neck up and can walk around on the sea bed 5 metres down from the surface. Felt pretty proud of myself! I grew as a person for sure ><

A really big thank you once again to Avista and all the staff for your warm hospitality and all the memories.. Of course, Wan for arranging everything, you are amazing! 

Book a stay HERE

Hope you guys enjoyed this post x

Beauty Additions

October 3, 2015

I'm a beauty junkie so imagine my happiness whenever I get amazing products sent over to me - No obligations, I just have to try it!

Most of the time, products from my usual regime end up still being my favourite, but sometimes I find gems that I end up adding to my regime. 
Here are three new additions I don't wanna live without anymore :

L'OCCITANE's Aromachologie Rebalancing Massage Cream has an amazing, gel-like texture that is unlike any other I've tried... Fell in love with the scent at first sniff and I brought it with me to my massage session soon after just to try it. Usually I feel a little sleepy (or relaxed) after a massage but with this, I actually felt energized.

And yes, I often bring my own oils/creams to wherever I go for massages coz 
1. I'm not comfortable with having unknown substances massaged into my body and
2. The oils and creams I bring often have slimming or detoxing effects which I like very much!


I brought Crabtree & Evelyn's DAMASK ROSE eye cream and lotion with me on my Phuket trip and I'm so glad I did because the lotion, literally, saved my skin.
On the last day I realised my skin got really dark and felt very dry so I applied quite a bit of this and it gave me instant relief. 

The eye cream, on the other hand, has this cool metal applicator which feels really soothing on the eye area and promises to give reviving, restorative and moisturising properties. I ran out of my usual eye cream, the X cream (which is out of stock) from DRx, so I've been using this!


Tarte is a very trendy makeup brand and they sent me this bunch of blushers... I literally have a colour for every occasion! Love them all, can't decide on which is my favourite.

And that concludes my little beauty additions post, I'll be posting more like this when I have the chance! 

Hope you guys enjoyed it x


October 1, 2015

What makes a skincare brand stand out to me, is the never ending yearn to improve their products no matter how good their products already are!

That's why hearing about Bio-essence's Bird’s Nest + Peptides series is so exciting : It is a newly upgraded Pre-aging and Whitening series from Bio-essence. 

With Bio-Whitening Peptides, this new skin care range provides intense nourishment for your skin.

And yes, you read right. There is bird's nest extract in the products along with Bio-Whitening Peptides and Collagen Capsules.

Peptides are molecular links of amino acids that prompts your skin for self-renewal and repair. In particular, Bio-Whitening Peptides is made up of a chain of 9 amino acids.

Applying Bio-Whitening Peptides directly to your skin actually signals your skin into thinking that it has enough melanin and thus stops further production of pigmentation.
It is an effective skin brightener that reverses the appearance of dull, lifeless skin to deliver fairer and brighter skin.

Plumping Capsule Essence effectively helps moisturize skin to quickly reduce any fine lines caused by dryness, and I gotta say it really does feel very cooling and hydrating on the skin after trying this product for the past week! It also smells amazing... which is always a plus.

The collagen capsules you see inside also help with the plumping of fine lines.

Essence-in-cream contains Collagen Capsule Essences that break upon application to release concentrated essence which help to firm & moisturize skin, and is further enriched with nourishing Bird’s Nest Extract to effectively firm and nourish the skin.

Just like the Plumping Capsule Essence above, it is added with Bio-Whitening Peptides, an effective skin brightener, to correct the appearance of dull skin, improving skin fairness and brightness.

Essence-in-cream combines the richness of a cream and treatment of capsule essence. The texture is pretty rich, hence slightly heavier so I prefer using it before bed time instead of in the day when I’m out and perspiring.

Whatever works for me might not work for you so give it a try in the morning for a rich moisturizing experience to start your day! 

Retail Price $36.90
Launch Special $31.35 (15% off)


I really liked the addition of these two products into my skincare regime, but I personally prefer the Plumping Capsule Essence coz of the lighter texture!

Plumping Capsule Essence
Retail Price $39.90
Launch Special $33.90 (15% off)

Available at Watsons, Guardian and NTUC.

Watsons Promo until 7 Oct 2015. Purchase a Bird’s Nest + Peptides Perfect Cleanser with a Plumping Capsule Essence OR Essence-in-cream and receive a free Yu Xiang Yan Rock Sugar Bird’s Nest 150ml worth $18. (Pictured at start of post! While stocks last at selected Watsons outlets)


Benefit via Luxola

September 30, 2015

Benefit is probably a brand you already know, and a brand I've personally trusted and loved since they first launched in Singapore!

Not only is Benefit's packaging fun and quirky, the approach in which they take towards makeup is also along the same lines : Benetint, a tint you can use for both cheeks and lips, to a mascara named 'They're Real!'.. They've got everything you need for a flawless finish.

Now they're also on Luxola, so if you're more of an online shopper like me, you can easily shop Benefit from the comfort of wherever you may be - Enjoy free shipping on orders $40 and above, or even next day delivery!

I opted for these two items, some products new to me, some already long time favourites.

Rock-itude is a mini set I wanted to try because I'm 
1. A sucker for packaging and 
2. Into more of a bronzed look now

It includes :

- Benetint Lip & Cheek Stain 
- High Beam Luminescent Complexion Enhancer 
- Rockateur Ultra Plush Gloss 
- Rockateur Famously Provacative Cheek Powder

I've been a long time user of Benetint, which I think is a must-have in every girl's makeup collection, coz it's so easy to use and the colour stays on for a really long time! (I layer 3-4 times whenever I use it)

High Beam is a little shiny for the day time, but it's PERFECT for a glowy complexion for the night. Apply it on all the areas you wanna highlight, like I usually do on the highest part of my nose, forehead and chin.

It's the first time I tried Rockateur's Ultra Plush Gloss and Famously Provocative Cheek Powder and I gotta say I LOVE 'EM BOTH!!!

They add a very nice sunkissed look to an otherwise boring makeup routine... The gloss glides on easy, lasts a long time and is the perfect shade of pink-brown. The cheek powder looks great on top of my usual pale pink blusher.

From left to right : Benetint, High Beam and Rockateur Ultra Plush Gloss.
As you can see, Benetint doesn't stay in one place, so you gotta be quick to blend it in! Seeps in to every pore giving it the perfect colour.

Buy it HERE 

And the other product I picked because I've been having extremely dry skin lately, with my skin try to compensate for it by producing more oil (ARGH) so I really need something to get rid of the shine coz it gets SO shiny by the middle of the day.

PORE-fessional : Agent Zero Shine gives you smooth, shine-free skin with just a twist, tap and sweep of its built in brush. 

The powder worked really well for me and I love that the packaging makes it SO easy to give myself a touch up on the go!

Buy it HERE

Here's the look I created using a mix of all the products above and my usual makeup!

I've never been too adventurous with makeup but trying out new products recently has definitely made me change my mind! 'Playing' with makeup is now one of my favourite things to do ;)

Be adventurous and have fun with your makeup!

Shop all Benefit products HERE


Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa Phuket : Part One

September 27, 2015

Finally here with Part One of my Phuket trip at the amazing Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa!

This post will be talking a bit more about my stay here, and the next post will cover more of that plus the other exciting things to do in Phuket outside of the resort. Also, a full vlog on the trip... 
Although honestly, if you're looking for a 'honeymoon' kinda place to stay, you can just stay in one of their pool suites for the entire trip coz they have everything within the resort anyway.

It was a really exciting trip for me not coz I haven't been to Phuket before, but coz I've been wanting to take a break for SO long but the never ending campaigns comin' in made it really hard to leave. Finally set a date and got on a short 1.5 hour plane ride over!

Avista Hideaway Resort & Spa is the newer resort of the two under Avista, and it's situated on top of a hill, so it's pretty far from the airport, maybe an hour and a half away. Because of its location, it's VERY private and quiet.. Away from all the hustle and bustle in Phuket's town.

I stayed in one of the pool suites - Very, very private and cozy and super spacious at the same time.
They also have round the clock butler services, 24-hour security, and you can have a buggy for wherever you wanna go within the resort. (Coz it's a little too big to walk everywhere!)

I guess it depends on what you want and prefer, but personally, I definitely like staying somewhere more private and only head out to the noisy parts of town when I do feel like it. The view is amazing, anyway, and because I live in a city, it's something very refreshing.

Gotta shout out to the awesome Browtisan for giving me a new set of beautiful lashes for the trip!

Their spa is also award-winning, and I can testify for that after trying out a deep tissue massage!

They also have a library, children's playroom, a game room, a gym, and virtual golf. Something for everybody.

Not only did I get to have a dip in my private pool anytime, any day, but there were three other beautiful pools within the resort to pick from!

If you're not in the mood for a buffet breakfast, just go ahead and order a breakfast delivery straight to your suite! 

What I also loved about the trip was the seasonal fresh fruits that are just... way sweeter than anything I've ever bought here!

Sunsets from the lobby were also something I wanted to catch all the evenings I was there. Gorgeous.

Enjoying pool day, everyday, is something I really miss now!

Can't wait for my next getaway next month already!

Meanwhile, if you're already packing your bags ready for paradise, HERE's the link to Avista's site. Best rates guaranteed.

And stay tuned for the next post, I can't wait to show you guys the vlog I've been working on : Bear with me, I'm no professional at editing videos and this is one hell of a long one.



September 18, 2015

REVOLVE CLOTHING is a one stop online shop for all your fashion needs!

Stocking tons of must-have fashion brands including some of my personal favourites like One Teaspoon, Ettika, C/MEO, Keepsake and Ksubi... It's a store with something for everyone.

And lucky me got to play dress up in a few awesome pieces via REVOLVE :

Finally got my hands on a pair of One Teaspoon shorts that I haven't been able to find here in Singapore... And I love them to death.

Distressed to perfection with the perfect wash, I think I'll be over-wearing these for the next few months...

Shop more of One Teaspoon HERE

Matched the outfit with a shiny, gorgeous pair of mules from C/MEO!

Shop more of C/MEO HERE

Another day, another look.. Wearing TWIN SISTER bralet with my favourite military jumpsuit worn as a pair of pants.


And although I love my silver jewelry, gold is starting to grow on me... Brought these two dainty pieces from ETTIKA on my trip with me to Phuket.

Shop more of ETTIKA HERE


Happy shopping over the weekend, ladies!