Macao

July 25, 2016

I really enjoy travelling, so although I've taken a bit of a break this year, there are still quite a few upcomin' trips that's been planned.. And one of them is to head to HongKong again (coz I really miss the food and shoppin'!) while also making a stop at Macao!

I already can't wait, lookin' at all these visuals...

Night view at Macao Museum


Skyline of Macao during Macao International Fireworks Display Contest


Tap Seac Gallery

I love checkin' out art galleries especially when I'm on holiday, and I've heard so much about how rich the culture is in Macao so I'm really looking forward to experiencing that myself.

Of course, I'll never miss out on some shopping while I'm holidaying. 
Macao Fashion Gallery looks really charming...

Macao is a city that is renowned for its authentic Portuguese cuisine and traditional Macanese cuisine, and they don't lose out either on entertainment – There are many places with lavish contemporary facilities & non-stop entertainment, with a diverse range of activities for different kinds of visitors. 

I love food (lol) so I'm definitely lookin' forward to eating all 'em Portugese Egg Tarts and Shrimp Roe noodles!


You can also enjoy a variety of colourful, religious and entertaining festivals/many large-scale international events.

Ready to pack your bags? 
Win a trip to Macao!



1. Head to Experience Macao.SG Facebook Page and search for the following post (poster as attached in email) 

2. Leave a comment to why you would like to win a trip to Macao 

3. And hashtag #MacaoOnSocialSG in your comments to qualify 

* Winners will be announced on Experience Macao.SG Facebook Page*

Good luck!

x

Taipei with OMNI

July 16, 2016

This post is WAAAY overdue, but I really wanted to talk a little bit about my trip to Taipei.
It was my first time there and I really enjoyed it!

So the main reason I went to Taipei was.. Get this.. To party at Omni.

And then I extended my trip into a holiday with friends, and also a bit of a solo trip in the countryside to just unwind a little.


If you're in Taipei and you want to party, I think the first name that comes to mind is OMNI. The old Luxy is now OMNI and is better than ever. I really love the lights, the dancing pikachu.. and the fact that alcohol is a lot more affordable there than it is here is also a big plus point! 

Of course, the company is so important, and I'm so lucky to have met so many amazing friends there.  They really spoilt us silly with everything crazy as you'd be able to tell from pictures : 






It was such a crazy night I remember stumbling home to the hotel, wishing it wasn't already 4am...

We also went out again on my last night to drink and they brought me to have drunk supper, Taipei style. It was awesome. 



Thank you for the memories x

And these two, gotta be one of my favourite couples ever. Roj and Kid,  if you're reading this, know that I miss you guys so much!!


Also met Serena on this trip! Instagram brings people together ;)

Homebound in a new jacket from one of the dopest stores I've visited in the world...

Writing this post makes me miss everything about Taipei so much. 
Tips?
If you're headed there, do party at OMNI and try duck blood in your hotpot. 

x


July 10, 2016


"When you’re the girl who is always there for others — you feel a lot. You have depths within you, an ocean for a heart, and you keep falling for people who are too scared to swim. You give and you give and you give; tearing pieces of your paper soul into the smallest of fragments just to set someone else aflame. 

You hurt. My god, do you hurt. You ache, wondering if someone will ever give you the love you so freely give to others, wondering if there will come a time when someone asks how you are doing, how you are coping, how you are healing. And when that doesn’t happen, you heal yourself. You find strength in things other than people. You find energy in your solitude, you find hope in your daydreams. You build yourself up, tell yourself that you don’t need anyone to save you, that you don’t need anyone to steady your foundation. But you do. 

See, sometimes the girl who is always there for everyone else, needs someone there for her. Sometimes, the girl who smiles the biggest holds the biggest hurt. Sometimes the girl who is always the person who wipes the tears of others, goes home and cries lakes into the midnight hour. Sometimes the girl who encourages everyone around her needs to be told that she is appreciated, that she matters; sometimes she needs to be encouraged herself. So, if you’re the girl who is always there for others, know that your heart is rare. 

Know that you hold within you an ability to calm storms in people, a beautiful gift that has relieved sore eyes and hurt minds. Know that you give people hope, that you inspire them by acknowledging the pieces of them most ignore, that you make people feel wanted, that you make people feel like they have purpose. However, also remind yourself that you are not invincible. Your heart needs rest. You need rest. 

Remind yourself that you do not need to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders, that you may not be able to save everyone, that you may not be able to heal every hurt. Remind yourself that you deserve to take all of the energy you put out into the world and invest it back into yourself from time to time. That you are worthy of the love you keep giving to everyone else. Remind yourself, that you don’t always have to be strong, that you don’t always have to be the fixer. Remind yourself that you can be human, that you can ask for help; that you don’t always have to be the one to save yourself"

- Bianca Sparacino

I'm tired, and I think it's time.
Counting my blessings, not the lessons.

x

Carrislabelle Swimwear

July 6, 2016

I knew I was going to be in the water a lot while I was in Croatia, so I was super thankful Carrislabelle sent me not one but three swimsuits for the trip!

I'm sure you've seen this one if you follow me on Instagram coz I posted six pictures wearing it... It was from the day we were on a yacht :


Another piece I wore as a top on the first day before we took a dip after lunch... This time in white with tie up details in the front.


And this crotchet piece, easy to match with shorts to double as a top as well.. With removable straps to boot! So you can wear it as a bandeau or as a halter.



All of them are available on www.carrislabelle.com along with many other choices! 

Happy shoppin' ;)

St. Ives

July 5, 2016

In the past year or so, I've been making some real changes to my lifestyle : 
I've started to exercise every alternate day, I've been eating well and taking time out of my busy schedule to live a little.. That's why I enjoyed myself in Taiwan's countryside so much. There was so much nature around!

These changes have also happened in the way I take care of myself, including how I take care of my skin. I still have mad love for all my clinically proven, doctor products, but recently I've been incorporating natural products into my skincare regime because I think it's always good to have balance. 

That's why St. Ives products fit into my lifestyle perfectly - It's inexpensive and conveniently available at drugstores/supermarkets, and the best part, made with 100% natural ingredients.


Girls these days don’t want to put harsh chemicals on their face and body, which is why St. Ives is important for every face and body cleansing/care routine. 

They have 3 main ‘formats’, scrubs (made with 100% Natural exfoliants), Lotions (made with 100% Natural moisturizers) and Body Wash (made with 100% Natural extracts). What this means for us is that we can rest assured that these are paraben-free, and a perfect natural little perk me up for us who live in the city.



Each product is naturally brightens and nourishes your skin from the outside in.
Apricot- Refreshes your skin- exfoliating and awakening the skin 
Oatmeal- Helps soothe your skin naturally
Pink Lemon& Mandarin- helps skin look and feel even and bright 
Sea Salt & Kelp- smooths and renews your skin naturally

I really like Oatmeal and Shea and it's the one I'd recommend if I had to pick one - Been using it ever since I got it as I have very dry skin on my legs, after years of shaving and lack of moisturizer : It not only smells amazing, but my skin feels hydrated after use.

St. Ives is available at Guardian, Watsons, Cold Storage, Fair Price and Redmart.

St. Ives is also running an instagram contest :
All you have to do is to share your favorite natural remedy and why it makes you happy! It can be an old family remedy which your Mom or Grandmother shared with you which will benefit us all.

All you gotta do : Upload your photo on Instagram, #StIvesSG #StIvesNatural #feedyourskin and 10 winners will walk away with an exciting St. Ives hamper!

Treat your skin right, check out www.facebook.com/stivesSG

x


Status : Happy

June 10, 2016

It's been awhile since I've shared my thoughts here, and about my life. I do feel bad, I'm sorry I've been away!

A friend just told me yesterday that she missed hearing my voice online.. The way I used to share about the things I felt and was going through so openly right here on this space when I was younger. Sometimes I miss it too, although most of the time, I'm still afraid to share too much.

I've been good. Although I've been running away way from reality too much...
I've been feeling alive, again and that is exactly what I need right now, so I am content, and I am thankful.

This year has been full of fun, opportunities, and changes that I've been happy to receive. God is good to me, I am truly grateful everyday. 
My upcoming trip to Croatia's something that's been planned for awhile and I'm honestly so excited for it.. You'll definitely see my adventures there here on this space.

If we're talking about my personal life...
I thought I grew up but nothing much is different when it comes to the heart, it seems I'll always be a dreamer, I'll always be a Pisces through and through. A diehard romantic : If love was a drug, I'd say I'm most addicted to it.

Pity I've been through enough to know what happens when you're something more friends. 
When you say you belong to each other, when expectations and disappointments fill up your lives, when time passes and passion dies... What's left? Commitment, comfort?

"Don’t try to trap us with the word 'love'.
Because it’s a greed that can’t be filled.

All the feelings are the same now.
But in this moment, I want you to stay"

Status? Happy.



2.25pm

May 24, 2016


"I want a man that loves me, cherishes me, values me.
But he has to know my value in order to value me.
He has to know my worth.
And he can only know my worth if I know my worth.
I want him to respect me.
But most of all I want fun times, I want to laugh. 
I have everything else, all I want is a partner in crime to enjoy it with me."

x

BRAND'S Essence of Chicken

May 19, 2016

So around the same time every month, I usually spend a day in bed in pain - Sometimes I have to cancel out on dates with friends or exciting plans just coz of this which can sometimes be such a huge bummer.

So I'm thankful I got to try BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken with Tangkwei... I'm a huge believer of TCM and you'd often see me holding a bottle of liangcha or barley instead of a bottle of soda.

For women who want to stay on top of things without being compromised by uncomfortable menstrual symptoms BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken with Tang Kwei is an exquisite combination of BRAND’S® Essence of Chicken with 7 Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs, including Tangkwei, which is an excellent blood tonic that is effective in helping ease menstrual stress, promote blood circulation, strengthen the body, and relieve fatigue.

I've tried it before this menstrual cycle and although I'll be honest and say it didn't relieve my pain completely coz I get REALLY bad cramps which seems to be hereditary in my family, but it did help significantly, my cramps weren't as painful as usual and lasted half a day instead of a full day. 

I really like that the bottle is small so you can even bring it out on the go if you don't have time to consume it at home... and can even be refrigerated before that if you'd prefer something cold.


Tangkwei is also beneficial in combating anaemia and replenishing blood loss after childbirth or surgery other than relieving uncomfortable menstrual symptoms!

If you're too lazy to go grocery shopping, you can opt to purchase it online.. Maybe even grab a couple more health products for your loved ones too, since you get to enjoy viewing the other products and how they work too (I personally love bird's nest the most and am sure most people do!) :


The website is easy to browse so no excuses on not taking the initiative to improve your menstrual health!


x

The Fullerton Spa x Aromatherapy Associates

April 8, 2016

I dropped by The Fullerton Spa the other day for some 'me' time and I gotta say, it was the best decision of my week. 

It's been pretty crazy since I was preparing for my Fiji trip so I had back to back activities, meetings and shoots almost everyday.. So I scheduled a spa day a day before I was intending to fly. Although the trip to Fiji was postponed due to bad weather (Sending all the best thoughts and prayers to those over there now, it must be so tough!), I was still really grateful for the 2 hours I spent here. It was exactly what I needed!

"Founded in 1985, British brand Aromatherapy Associates hand-blends the finest natural ingredients, combining the therapeutic benefits of pure essential oils with the latest technology to deliver incredible results for physical, mental and emotional well-being. The brand now offers a range of over 100 products addressing specific needs and skin types and encompasses skincare, body care, home & ambience, travel and gifting products as well as a specific skincare range for men."

I was so excited to try out these oils that have been well loved for years, and to see which one I'd be using that day. So I took a little questionnaire just so Lynsey, The Regional Manager, could see which oil would be suitable for me..

She then narrowed it down to three different blends, and asked me to sniff them to see which one I liked best. She said "Your body knows you best, so just let your nose decide what you need."

And this 'De-Stress Muscle' scent was EXACTLY what I needed! It was like magic. My lower back was aching and I was major stressed about the amount of work I had to clear before my trip! (At this point it wasn't postponed yet)

When my therapist Pamela shook my hand, I knew I was in good hands. It may be a little weird for me to describe her hands like this, but they were so meaty and her handshake was firm. Strong but soft hands are the best for a massage!

It was a really different massage from the usual ones I go to, because I almost NEVER opt for oil massages. I always hate the sticky feeling I'm left with and I would rather they do pressure point massages for me. I can honestly say that the oils used on me from AA were not sticky, smelled incredible and I really went into a completely zoned out mode when I was getting my massage. I tried not to sleep so I could enjoy it, but I fell asleep before I knew it.

Also.. my stomach was grumbling so bad during the massage coz I didn't have time to eat before (kinda embarrassing, actually..) that and it felt like an angel gave these to me after the massage.. So yummy, too! 10 stars for hospitality, Fullerton Spa.

Such a happy goober after my massage, I went on to my next 3 meetings rejuvenated and super relaxed... With only good memories to keep when I recall the scents I breathed in during the entire session. You know how you remember certain situations/moments when you hear a song? It's kind of the same with scent, too!

The cutest little spa bear for keepsake, and he was exactly dressed like me, in bathrobe and slippers!

Every single one of The Ultimate Aroma Experience session at The Fullerton Spa is different for every individual, every single time. The different blends of oils and products used on you are different for everyone else, based on what you need. So head on down for a consultation and you'll be surprised to see just how much your body responds to smell... 

My take home products have been well used since I brought them home!
The Renewing Rose Hydrating Body Gel is the perfect non-sticky moisturizer for our humid weather, the Deep Relax Bath and Shower Gel really has helped me to calm down before bedtime, and the Support Breathe Essence is the perfect pick me up before I start my day.

Give these products a go and order your kit here.​

Thanks for the hookup, Sephora x

I'll be back soon!

REVOLVE x RCHLWNGX #3

March 29, 2016

It's been awhile, but I'm back with another little lookbook I put together with REVOLVE x

Here, I am wearing almost everything via REVOLVE :
NBD x SU2C x REVOLVE Top - Shop all NBD HERE
 LOVERS + FRIENDS Denim - Shop all LOVERS + FRIENDS HERE
RAYE the Label Lace Up Shoes - Shop all RAYE HERE



Here, I am wearing L' ACADEMIE top as a mini dress - Shop all HERE


And this beaded romper that's to die for... Also by NBD.

Got your eye on any of these pieces?
REVOLVE is having an amazing sale RIGHT NOW...

TAKE 20% OFF YOUR MOST WANTED ITEMS 
DATE : 2016 MAR 29th 7AM ~ APR 1st 12AM 
(ends at Midnight on the 31st) 

PROMOTION CODE : SPRING20

Happy shopping, ladies x