Friday, December 27, 2013

Christmas in Batam

25 Dec 2013

Woke up at about 10am and went A&W for breakfast. I had waffle with ice-cream and a 2-piece chicken meal which was way too much.

Window shopping in Mega Mall before heading back to hotel to pack and move into Ranga's room.

What a relaxing sea view he has!

Check-out at 1pm+ and had lunch at Cobain. The indonesian cuisine is so much better than Kangen. The tasty tempeh, kang kong, ayam bakar and more only cost about RP150,000 in total.

Chilled at Starbucks while waiting to board the ferry back Singapore.

Spotted the Virgo Star Cruise.

Not enough of massage, we went to Thai Sanctuary for an hour of foot massage and doze off again.

Home sweet home at about 9pm.

24 Dec 2013

Finally, the Batam trip is happening. The second time I am spending Christmas in Batam.

We stayed at Harris Batam Centre and I shared a room with KZ.

Headed to The Spa Secret for our spa. It's located near Nagoya Shopping Centre.

Spent RP620,000 for the Traditional Herbal Spa which I thought was super worth it since it consisted of so many treatments.

Headed for dinner at an indonesian restaurant Kangen, it wasn't a satisfying dinner at all.

Back to Mega Mall and bought drinks, food and ice-cream. The Magnum Almond was only about S$1.30!!! Just the ice-cream itself made me happy.

Back to the hotel, watched 2 movies on HBO and lights out at about midnight.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Exchange with the Ladies

22 Dec 2013

I am wearing Bausch & Lomb Naturelle lenses. They are actually very comfy and didn't exaggerate my black eyes too much. Yes, it is really natural.

Met the ladies to celebrate Christmas at West Gate.

Firstly, we had dinner a Ippudo which is famous for ramen. I had one of the classic ramen and we shared 2 different types of gyoza.

We then had our christmas exchange at Starbucks. Got lots of souvenirs from overseas  too.

Gifts for exchange

Got HM's gift

Gift from WX

Gift from WF

New Zealand Souvenirs from HM

 Korea Souvenirs from SF

Hong Kong Souvenirs from YJ

YJ did a collage of the pictures we took at birthday celebrations for gift exchange and WX got it

Christmas exchange like this are always heart warming.

Monday, December 23, 2013

NARS Exclusive Xmas Party

21 Dec 2013

It was D&D for the clinic at Amara Hotel. Took a small group photo before the event.

 I only have photo of that few of us. Hopefully will see the rest of the photos soon.

20 Dec 2013

Attended the NARS Exclusive Xmas Party at Tangs Orchard, hosted by The Make-up Blogette.

There were pretty cupcakes, candy canes, canapes and champagne.

Here's what I bought from the event. From the top, Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Goddess, Eyeliner Stylo in Koala and Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella.

And so for purchase of $120 and above, I got the NARS notebook and picked the nail polish Versailles for free.

I hope I have the time to put on the nail polish before Christmas.

And also, I have received the Loveil contact lenses bought from Taobao. I picked Silky Beige which is more obvious. Cost me quite a bit.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Review: Mygenlife Beauty Drinks (Bustful Nectar)

Sponsored Review

I got to admit I am not very happy with my bust and so when I received the samples, I was delighted.

Mygenlife beauty drinks are convenient to bring around and their packaging look attractive. 

Each box comes with 6 bottles, 1 bottle a day to provide supplement for your breast tissue.

So what's in these bottles of goodness?

1) Collagen Peptide (Patent) - Renders elasticity to breasts, nourishes ligaments to boost the bust line

2) Pueraria Mirifica - Supports development of breasts

3) Green Papaya - Supports and simulates breast glands

4) Wild Yam - Supports breast growth and beneficial to women's reproductive health

*Do note that if you are nursing, under medications or have a medical condition, check with a doctor before consuming Mygenlife Bustful Nectar.0

I pretty like the taste of it and I take it during tea break to substitute unhealthy soft drinks.

It is now retailing at $49.90 in Guardian and also online from Hannah Holdings Pte Ltd. Do check out their other drinks namely Slimming, Detox, Beauty Collagen and Whitening too!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Review: Itoh Collagen Powder

Sponsored Review

For a woman of my age, I should really start using anti-aging and firming products.

I know I am not that hardworking to apply skin care products on my face and body so consumption of products is easier for me since I have to eat.

I am sure you know about collagen and the molecules are too big to be absorbed by our skin actually so consuming it works better.

Itoh Collagen Powder is odourless, tasteless and dissolves in your drinks and soups. Each box comes in 14 sachets and you can take 1-3 sachets a day.

Itoh Collagen Powder is available in Guardian now at $49.90. Alternatively, you can redeem free samples of it from SampleStore to try first.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New Dress from Lexi Lyla

17 Dec 2013

I was a little hardworking yesterday morning to bother putting on light make up.

I finally received the dress I bought from Lexi Lyla. I know I probably look like a snake in it. Yet to think of what occasion I am able to wear it for.

The nephew deeply engrossed in opening the envelope.

Will be attending the NARS Exclusive Party at Tangs Orchard on Friday.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Second Part of Christmas Shopping

15 Dec 2013

Met KZ after work for her lunch and christmas shopping.

We ran out of places to go and decided to go to the flea again. 

We managed to help in the sales and really felt good about it.

After Ama and her business partner left, KZ and I chilled at Starbucks and went shopping again.

My perfume craze started again and I bought the Gucci Premiere gift set from Takashimaya at $186.

This is half of the amount of samples KZ managed to get from the salesgirl.

Had dinner at Crystal Jade Korean Ginseng Chicken & BBQ as I was craving for ginseng chicken soup. The bill came up to $50.

14 Dec 2013

Ama was having her flea at 111 Somerset so the group of us went down to support her till 7pm.

I myself bought a long necklace with a beautiful bottle of Swarovski crystals.

Went dinner at 313 Somerset's Trattoria Italian Kitchen. I had the Spaghetti Aglio Olio but didn't really like it. Too little garlic and spaghetti was a little tough. Probably won't go back again.

Chilled at Marche for desserts till about 11pm.

13 Dec 2013

Went christmas shopping at Orchard and bought  a fair bit of stuff before meeting HM.

Just one of the things I bought from L'occitane again.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Urban Decay Naked 3

11 Dec 2013

It was the pre-sale of the Urban Decay Naked 3 at Ion Orchard Sephora. Being that typical Singaporean, I went to queue from 6pm.

Considering myself unlucky that I was no. 51 so I didn't get the deluxe product for free. Still couldn't believe it until now.

Anyway, the eye shadow palette is priced at $83 and comes with samples of the eye primer.

Close up of the eye shadows.

Headed to L'occitane to get the eau de toilette at $91.

Had dinner at Itacho Sushi. Managed to skip the queue since I don't mind sitting at the counter top.

The portions has shrunk especially the california handroll. Do all F&B always reduce their servings after business has stabilized?

Home at 9pm with happy shopping loots.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Updates for What's Coming

Just a little update for what I am looking forward to. 2013 should end well.

1) Urban Decay's Naked 3
2) Batam trip during Christmas
3) HK trip at the end of the year
4) Bonus

Friday, December 6, 2013

Food for Thought

"Singapore doesn't owe you a living. So do your parents."

"When the world falls, you only have yourself to hold on."

"There is a limit to everything. It could be too late when you realised you have reached the end."

"The unhappiness you gave to one can build on you too."

"Being older in years doesn't mean you are mentally more mature."

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Getaway at Amara Sanctuary Sentosa

24 Nov 2013

Woke up at about 10am, eating strawberries while watching Cartoon Network till almost 1pm.

Did a check-out and off to Vivocity JPot for lunch. It was a good meal which I need after a tiring week.

Chilled at Max Brenner Chocolate Bar till 6pm.

23 Nov 2013

Over the weekend, I was staying at Amara Sanctuary with Dare Association. I considered myself as away from Singapore.

We decided on the second level as the rooms were more spacious. The pool was just a high jump away from the balcony.

And looked at the amount of food they prepared.

Time to shake off some fats in the jacuzzi and pool.

The water was warm and so I was daring enough to soak myself for hours. Managed to kind of swim, with goggles of course.

Back to the room to shower then decided to go for late dinner at Mac.

Watched Resident Evil on Channel 5 before heading to sleep.