Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Review: Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

So recently I tried a sample of Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion which seems to be safe for sensitive skin according to the description.
 

Let's see the texture of it first.


Yes, it looks quite white and thick but I do find it slightly watery as I massaged it in. The light scent does remind me of oats.


After spending some time to massage into the skin, there is only slight stickiness.


I feel there is only slight improvement in skin texture so if you have very dry skin, don't count on it. It claims 24 hours' moisturizing which I don't agree. I still feel the product on my fingers when I wash my hands after an hour.

Will I buy this? Sorry I won't as it doesn't work well on me.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Slide Down The Woosh at Downtown East!

04 June 2017

A big thank you to Sample Store for giving my friend and I the chance to visit Wild Wild Wet. It was our first time there and yes, it was definitely more than just playing with water.


There were 2 highlights to this invitation. First is to set the Singapore Book of Records for the Most Number of People in Pairs Dressed Identically and second was the launch party of The Woosh which is Singapore's Longest Inflatable Freestyle Water Slide.

My friend and I arrived at 9:30am and both of us were wearing black t-shirts and black shorts to participate in "Seeing Double at Downtown East". We spotted many others dressed in identical outfits and there was even a pair of twins dressed in blue swimsuit. How sporty right? You can also join this campaign from 04 June - 31 July 2017 to enjoy twice the excitement of special promotions as seen below.



There were games for us to take part and win prizes for the Seeing Double Campaign featuring The Woosh which you will see more photos later.


There were also pretty and delicious refreshments prepared by Rasel. A good breakfast before we have fun.





  

There was a Best Dressed Competition in which 3 pairs were selected to compete with the rest of us as judges.

Before we leave the event area for the attractions, let's take a group photo to remember this moment.




Each of us receive a certificate for participating in the Singapore Book of Records for the Largest Gathering of Dress Alike Duos. This was also my first time for participating in Singapore Book of Records.


Finally, we got changed to take the water rides. The changing rooms were new and spacious. I'm very thankful for that. There were lockers available for rent. You can opt for full-day rental at $10.00 or 4-hour rental at $6.00, we picked the latter since we decided to leave by 12pm.

Since The Woosh was one of the highlights and it was the newest, we headed straight for it.



The Woosh consists of the 2 x 50-meter water slide which you can queue for either as they are the same. You don't need a mat or float for this, as water is constantly flowing down so no worries of skin abrasion. 

Before I went on it, I thought it wouldn't be that exciting and I wouldn't be making a sound but I was so wrong. I climbed up to the peak of the water slide and looked down, it still didn't look that scary. The moment I slide down, I was screaming for the first 2 seconds. It was so thrilling that my friend and I went on it again after other rides. Definitely worth a try and queuing under the Sun for our favourite ride.

As it was really getting very warm, we headed to the Shiok River which most of us know it as Lazy River. Felt so good and cool to soak ourselves. Life jackets are available for free at Professor's Playground, Tsunami and Slide Up. Tubes and normal floats are also free and available all over the park.

Picture from Wild Wild Wet

Next up is The Water Works which consists of one covered slide and one open slide. I only went on the covered slide starts from a lower level and all you see is black while you slide down the ride. It is mild and I didn't scream at all.

Picture from Wild Wild Wet

Ular-Lah is the next attraction we went on. Something that I don't know, it is the first raft slide in Southeast Asia. We queued for about 10mins and shared the float with 3 other visitors. The ride began with a fall down the slide and gentle turns which will still get you wet. As the float will spin, you won't always be at the same position. It is a gentle rapid ride to me.

Picture from Wild Wild Wet

If you are looking to chill at the beach without getting sand onto your feet, you can just head to Tsunami. The tides are activated at intervals so just get yourself a float or even a Unicorn float to take Instagram-worthy photos. Water was really salty so be prepared for it.

Picture from Wild Wild Wet

Slide Up was one ride that we didn't dare to take. It looks like Viking but way more scarier as you are only sitting on a float which does turn.


The kids will enjoy the Kids Zone and Professor's Playground which consists of slides, ladders and fountains. This is definitely a kids-friendly place and worth of family fun time. Not forgetting that you can splash water for all you want.



There are still more other rides like Royal FlushTorpedo and Free Fall which was closed for construction so we didn't get to ride.





While the weather has been so hot lately, this is a good chance for you to visit Wild Wild Wet with your family and friends. Seriously, you don't need to know how to swim to have a jolly good time in the water park. It is school holiday now and if you run out of places to go, why not consider a staycation at D 'Resort? You can enjoy many other activities at Orchid Bowl, eXplorerkid too.


Downtown East has organized a contest for you to win a 3D2N Staycation package at D 'Resort. All you need to do is to take part in their Twin & Win contest by uploading a wefie on Instagram with your friend or family in matching outfits and hashtag #SeeingDoubleSG. You can choose to upload a video instead of a photo. Contest runs from 04 June till 30 June 2017. 3 lucky winners will be picked based on creativity and will be contacted by Downtown East via DM before 09 July 2017. You can visit here for more information. Good Luck!

Wild Wild Wet
1 Pasir Ris Close
Singapore 519599

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Being a UberEATS Walker in Singapore - Part 3

I am thankful for the views for my previous posts on "Being a UberEATS Walker in Singapore" and was surprised that I actually received questions.

Just an update for any interested UberEATS Walker to-be, I have stopped working as a UberEATS Walker after serving Buona Vista area. I still do receive updates from UberEATS about the fare structure and service areas so I guess I should just share what I know.

Below is the service area for UberEATS drivers, here's the map for you to refer.


As for UberEATS Walkers, below is the current service area which has expanded to Bukit Timah and Kallang. I took a screenshot of it on 05 June 2017 morning which shows the Boost.



Maybe I should consider getting back on this flexible but sweaty job.

The hotspots are still Tanjong Pagar, Raffles Place and Star Vista according to UberEATS. I actually do feel that Orchard and Somerset are more popular with the amount of private housing there. By the way, do take note that you have to inform the security guard at the condominiums before entering. I was questioned once by a security guard for trespassing.

One huge thing that I am looking forward to is the expansion of the UberEATS Walker service area to Jurong. As I stay in the western part of Singapore, I can work for perhaps a few hours in the evening when I am available.

UberEATS still have promotions to attract walkers to work for them. For this week starting from 28 May 2017, if you can meet 80% acceptance rate and 70% completion rate based on 25 trips, you can unlock the Gold Achievement Bonus of $25. Not sure if this is really attractive. That's about what i can share for now.

Updated on 19 June 2017
The requirement for the $25 Gold Achievement Bonus for this week remains.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fishball & Ham Macaroni Soup


It is definitely a hearty breakfast for me and it reminds me of Hong Kong.

Let me share the simple recipe with you.

Servings: 2

Ingredients

250ml Swanson chicken broth
250ml water
A handful of macaroni
3 slices of picnic ham, cut into squares
8 Bobo chilli fishballs

Instructions


  1. Boil the chicken broth and water in a pot
  2. Add macaroni and let it cook for 5 minutes
  3. Add the picnic ham and fishballs and let it cook for 3 minutes
  4. Ready to serve

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

SampleStore x Beauty Keeper

02 April 2017

I had the opportunity to attend an event hosted by Sample Store and BeautyKeeper at Carnivore Brazillian Churrascaria.

If you have not heard of BeautyKeeper, they carry Taiwan products like cosmetics, skincare and sports bra. You can simply purchase from their online store and have it delivered to your doorstep.



Had my lunch prepared by Carnivore Brazillian Churrascaria which is known for the carnivorous buffet.



I am not a beef person but I got to say that it was really tender. If you like meat more than vegetables, you should try theirs.

The show started at about 1:30pm and the host was Hossan Leong. He was a great host who kept us all laughing during the show.



The show began with the appearances of Eva Chang and the Grand finalists for the SING!China Season 2 Singapore Selections. Marcus Lee will be representing Singapore in Shanghai to compete with the other nations' finalists.



Next, we have makeup artist Candy Tiong to share with us some skincare, bodycare and makeup tips using products brought in from BeautyKeeper.




One of the grand finalists, Aaron, was invited on stage as Candy's model to show us some skincare tips. She used MD/AA Jiao's Pulsed Mask Foaming Face Cleanser on Aaron's face to prep his skin.



Second step was the Userism Perfect Moment Ultra Water Facial Mask. Each sheet mask is packed in a test tube containing serum.





The facial mask consists of 2 layers. Place the white side of the facial mask on your face then peel off the pink side,


This way, you can easily position the facial mask on your face and put it on for about 20 mins. Be sure to remove the facial mask before it dries up.

While waiting for this step to complete, Aaron was given another task. 3 guests of whom 2 gentlemen and 1 lady were invited on stage to try the Destino soap which Hossan Leong was singing praises about.




Just looked at the fine bubbles produced from the bar soap, doesn't it make you want to hop in a bathub of it?





Candy cleaned the back of the palms of the 3 guests and Aaron, with his eyes closed, had to guess which guest's palm belongs to the lady.

The lady guest was the last guest but Aaron guessed the first guest who is a gentlemen. See how smooth your skin can be using the Destino bar soap.



Time for Aaron to remove the Userism Perfect Moment Ultra Water Facial Mask and witness how radiant and hydrated his face is. Even from a distance of about 5 meters, I could see how glowing his face is.

Next, we have the second model Mio who is also one of the finalists for SING!China competition. I thought she looks like Linda Chung, a Hong Kong actress.



Candy used the Userism DD cream as a foundation for Mio first. DD stands for daily defence and is an improved version of CC cream.



She then completed her day look using cosmetics and makeup brushes from Starsuki.



Candy also thought us how to transform our makeup to night look. Some tips are to highlight the nose bridge and cheeks. Try using suitable false eyelashes to make your eyes appear bigger and brighter.

Candy demostrated makeup removal by just using the All-Belle Handmade Cleansing Cloth (most right) on the last model Kah Wei. This amazing cloth can remove your waterproof makeup gently too. As she travels in and out of Singapore frequently, this cleansing cloth will speed up the makeup removal process for her.





I would love to try it for myself too. And if you do travel frequently, do consider using the All-Belle Handmade Cleansing Cloth which will save baggage space and money from buying makeup removers. All  you need is water to wet the cloth and you can remove makeup inflight.

Some other products that were mentioned at the BeautyShow were Mollifix Highlight A++ Upgraded Sports Bra which is made of high density sports fabric that allows for more flexiblity. The Senseless  Light Shapewear is lightweight, comfortable and sculpts your body beautifully.


Serlando Rosy Pink Moisture Dew is the best-selling product on BeautyKeeper. You can use it on your lips, areola and vaginal area to lighten the pigmentation and I heard that it really works.



If you are suffering from acne or oily skin, you would be interested in the ERH 20% Mandelic Acid White Emulsion. It is made form natural ingredients and is suitable for all skin types.


Phytopia carries products made from natural ingredients thus you can use with a peace of mind. 

The green bottle on the left is the Simway Synergy which helps to shape your body with noticeable results in 2 weeks. I am curious to find out how it can suppress your appetite if you apply it on stomach area 30 minutes before meal. It would be wonderful news to all weight-conscious ladies.

The purple bottle on the right is the Stretch Marks Remover Synergy which helps in reduction of stretch marks, reduce discoloration and smooths texture. 



I was attracted by the packaging of the Taiwan Aboriginal Masks which has a range of moisturizing masks like Soapberry & Bird's Nest Fern and Caviar & Taro. Yes, they sound so nutritious.



Before the Beauty Show ended, the finalists of SING!China competition had a group photo taken with the sponsors.



And of course a welfie before we leave. Spot me if you can.


Picture from Sample Store

These are the goodies that I brought back from the BeautyShow. A big thank you to Sample Store and BeautyKeeper for being great hosts and sharing the various products.