Friday, February 27, 2015

WX's Wedding

09 Jan 2015

My blog has been neglected for the past 2 months and now I have to post-blog for WX's Wedding.

I had my nails done previously at Gardenails. Spot the "Love" on my second and third fingers?

Woke up as early as 4pm to put on make up, had light breakfast and off to WX's house.

I was one of the sisters and had to make sure we were on schedule. Of course, I helped to prepare for the gatecrash.

I shan't go into the details and just go straight into the wedding banquet at Bliss Garden @ Expo.

I helped to guard the ang bao box and keep track of attendance of the bride's guests.

It has been months and I can't recall if the dishes tasted good.

A group picture with the bride before heading home.

Review: Asience Inner Rich Shampoo & Conditioner

Asience has introduced a new haircare concept named Beauty Serum. It contains six natural ingredients namely Argan Oil, Camelia Oil, Pomegranate extracts and Rose, White Pearl and Lemongrass essences. They can penetrate into hair shaft, repairing from within, giving softness, shine and smoothness to hair.

There are 2 series, Inner Rich for dry, frizzy and unmanageable hair (suitable for me) and Nature Smooth for oily scalp and tangled ends.

Let me show you the texture of the shampoo first.

The shampoo is indeed rich, thick and smells floral. It is foamy after lather making it easier to shampoo hair well.

And the texture of the conditioner.

I like that it is easy to rinse off and not too 'slippery'. Like the shampoo, it is floral-scented and can be used daily.

Let me show you the Before & After.

The most prominent difference to me is the shine on my hair. Hair is more manageable as you can see from my wavy hair.

Asience Inner Rich / Nature Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner comes in 2 sizes. The 200ml is priced at $7.95 and the 480ml is priced at $14.90 at leading supermarkets, western pharmacies and personal care stores.

And if you are interested in the Asience Inner Rich / Nature Smooth Treatment Care, it is of 180ml and priced at $12.90.

Of course, you can redeem free samples at Sample Store to try first.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

New Year's Eve at W Hotel Sentosa

31 December 2014

2014 has came to an end but my ending was good with a staycation at W Hotel Sentosa.

Look at how beautiful and serene the scenery was. Pardon me for the greenish touch.

While waiting for Ama and Ranga, KZ and I walked out to Quayside Isle Got my late lunch at Miska which made me waited for at least half an hour.

Back to W Hotel to meet the rest and had pot luck for dinner. I admit of not preparing any food for them.

Had christmas exchange or rather personalized gifts for everyone. I prepared Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn & Pretzels. I used a stove to make the popcorn, bought milk chocolate bar for the drizzle and ready-to-eat pretzels.

(Credits: Ama)

Next task is to explore the pool which was WOW. Ama and I decided to just laze by the poolside.

At about 8pm, we left for the hotel room to get prepared for steamboat supper at JPot Vivocity. Our stomachs should be happily filled to welcome 2015.

Back in hotel for a good night's rest.

01 January 2015

Woke up at about 10:30am to dip ourselves in the pool. Hardly smell the chlorine in the pool which was fantastic.

Had drinks at the pool bar while enjoying the lazy morning.

Check out of the hotel at 1:30pm but we continue to laze in the pool till 3pm. See how much we like W Hotel Sentosa?

Had a shower and left for RWS for a long walk. More like finding our directions actually.

It's dinner time again. Since we skipped breakfast and lunch, we decided to have a good dinner at Irodori. Still craving for the tea pot soup and Irodori Special Roll now.

Home sweet home and I will be back, W Hotel Sentosa!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Review: MU MIEUX Collagen MU Nutrition+

We heard of ways to increase collagen for our skin by facials, consumption and even injection. Out of all ways, the easiest is of course consumption and MU MIEUZ Collagen MU Nutrition+ can help you.

MU MIEUZ Collagen MU Nutrition+ is a collagen beauty drink by Mary Chia. It is formulated with BHN (Marine) Collagen and enriched with Ceramide and Apple Extract. All the ingredients are from Japan.

Each bottle contains 3000mg BHN (Marine) Collagen and 10mg Ceramide. So you may be wondering what do they do?

BHN (Marine) Collagen is a low molecular collagen which means it is best absorbed by body. It nourishes the fibroblast cellular tissue and maintains the skin hydration level.

Ceramide helps to lock in skin moisture by effectively rebuilding the skin natural barrier to atmospheric hydration depletion.

The apple extract contains apple polyphenol which helps to combat photo-ageing by retaining moisture, preventing DNA damage and deepening of wrinkles.

MU MIEUX Collagen MU Nutriton+ only needs to be consumed a bottle a day before sleep, best to be consumed chilled.

After 2-3 weeks of consumption, consumers have feedback that their skin has improved in hydration, suppleness and radiance. For consumers who have taken for about a month, their skin has improved firmness, fairness and pigmentation too. This explains their slogan "MU MIEUX Collagen Beauty Drink, A Bottle A Day for Youthful and Supple Skin!"

Here's my comment, I only tried a box of 8 bottles so I can't say much about the benefits yet. The taste of it is very slightly fishy due to the BHN (Marine) Collagen but it doesn't make drinking difficult.

Other than this Beauty Collagen Drink, MU Nutrition+ also has products to address common concerns like:
- Pre-mature ageing due to loss of collagen and key vitamins for skin and organs
- Improve body's detoxification abilities
- Enhance gastro-intestinal health by introducing beneficent bacteria (Pro-biotics)
- Improve overall metabolism and blood circulation
- Block/displace excess fat, sugars and carbohydrates consumed through daily diet
- Enhance overall organ funcations
- Increase energy levels and vitality
- Improve immunity

MU MIEUZ Collagen Nutrition+ is available at the Mary Chia studio.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Review: Reduze PRO

I have been having irregular bowel movement like only 3 times a week which I know that it is really bad. Until I tried the Reduze PRO, my bowel movement became a daily activity and my stools are softer.

Reduze PRO is made in USA under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices). It focuses on detox, fat burning and weight loss and is made of Triple Action Detox Formula consisting of:

1) Rebalance gut flora by increasing the weight loss bacteria and decreasing weight gain bacteria

2) Improve digestive function by increasing bowel frequency and reducing fat/toxin accumulation

3) Sustain weight loss by increasing fat metabolism and increase satiety 

Day by day, the toxins and waste in my body are eliminated and this is when my digestion and metabolism increases. When the internal is better, the outer which is my skin will also become better.

Reduze PRO is clinically proven to help you to lose body weight. The trials went on for 8 weeks and the participants lose about 1 kg per week without exercising or dieting. Good for lazy people like me. 2 weeks after continuous consumption of Reduze PRO, the beneficial gut microflora increases by 3.2X!

The prebiotics in Reduze PRO helps one to increase satiety, feeling full for a longer duration of up to 6 hours after meals.This can prevent unhealthy snacking.

The probiotics in Reduze PRO helps in belly fat loss. According to a clinical study, one can lose about 3.5X of belly fat for a period of 12 weeks. Now I have hope to achieve a flatter tummy.

Now let me prove to you how Reduze PRO works on me without exercise. After 19 days of consuming Reduze PRO. My waist and hips have reduced by 1". My left thigh has also reduced by 0.5". What i am more happy is that I finally get to clear my bowels every morning without exerting much force.

Each box of Reduze PRO consists of 60 capsules, with 20 Billion live probiotics in each dose. Take 2 capsules once daily before food. If you can't wait to see the effects, take 3 capsules once daily before food but remember to reduce to 2 capsules once you have achieved your desired effects. As we all know, results may vary and this partially depends on your dosage too.

You can purchase from Watsons, Guardian, NTUC Fairprice, Robinson, Metro, John Little, Sasa and Unity at the price of $128.00. To enjoy $10 off, use the code "REDUZEPRO10" when you purchased from Rakuten.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Review: New Essential Haircare Series

Heard of people saying that we need to switch shampoo so our hair doesn't get ímmune'? Essential has relaunched with new products using new technology/formula so I guess I found a reason to try it.

There are 4 variants namely Nourishing Breakage Defense (orange), Moisturizing Frizz-Free (pink), Light Finish Volumizing (yellow) and Deep Cleansing Care (blue).

Don't worry if you are confused which product is right for you as Essential has made it easier for you.

Try the 2 questions below to know which new Esssential shampoo is right for you.

And which Essential condition, treatment and hair mask is right for you?

For me, my hair is on the drier side and I have frizzy and tangled hair ends. Not forgetting those shine-free tresses. So yes, the Essential Moisturizing Frizz-Free series for me.

The shampoo smells really good and the scent lasts for hours. It is foamy which makes hair washing so much easier.

The conditioner was not as thick as I expected. I don't like really thick conditioner which makes rinsing off thoroughly such an hassle.

Let me show you my hair ends before and after.

I didn't shampoo my hair the next morning as it was still so smooth and manageable. No tangles at all and looks straighter than my usual morning bad hair.

I decided to try the treatment which can moisturize dry and frizzy hair in just 30 seconds. It contains Microfine All Smooth Essence which coats the hair strand evenly as a protective veil. It can repair damaged hair surface from the root to tip, this is money and time saving.

It is easy to rinse off and again, I didn't have to shampoo my hair in the following morning. No more bad hair days.

Allow me to show you a closer picture of my healthier hair ends.

Last but not least the hair mask which contains honey and shea butter that intensively repairs damaged hair. You can decide how long you want your hair to be manageable for. Leave the hair mask on for 3 minutes and its effects can last up to 3 days. Leave the hair mask on for 10 minutes and effects can last up to 7 days.

I merely used a small amount for my hair, leave it on for 3 minutes then rinsed off.

Avoiding heat as much as I can. I allowed my hair to air dry and look what shiny and smooth hair I have. It was a breeze to comb through my hair.

For the next 2 days, I only used the Essential Moisturizing Frizz-Free Shampoo but my hair is still looking healthy and feeling smooth. I can forget about rebonding now. No frizzy and tangled hair ends which reduces the amount of hair fall too.

Do 'like' Essential's Facebook page and follow them on Instagram @essentialsingapore. And if you are keen to try samples before purchasing, do click here for more information.

You can now the new Essential haircare series at leading supermarkets, hypermarkets, leading pharmacies and personal care stores.

Essential Shampoo (200ml) - $4.50
Essential Shampoo (750ml) - $11.50

Essential Conditioner (200ml) - $4.50
Essential Conditioner (750ml) - $11.50

Essential Hair Mask (200g) - $9.90

Thursday, November 6, 2014

SIA Charity Run

02 November 2014

Took the Sunday off from work to enjoy a sweaty morning at the 5km SIA Charity Run with YJ.

We knocked onto Mrs Ong, one of our secondary school teachers before the race started.

The 5km run started at 8am and we were jogging for about 4km. I considered this as an achievement as I have never ran this far and I wasn't listening to music to motivate myself. We spent nearly 45mins to finish the run.

Yes I am showing off my precious medal.

Had a bottle of Pocari Sweat to replenish my body's ions and watched the kids dashed across the finishing line for 800m. And I spotted someone I wasn't expecting to see at the finishing line.

While walking to the event village for the lucky draw, I knocked onto Ms Chua, one of the secondary school band instructors. See how small Singapore is?

Took bus 75 to Holland Village for breakfast at d' Good Cafe since YJ was curious to try after reading the good reviews.

And yes, it was filling and ingredients were fresh. I had Egg Benedict which I thought was a good portion and a healthy meal to start the day. Alongside with a Earl Lavender Latte which I wasn't too used to having Lavender on my tastebuds.

Home at about noon for a good cold shower.