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.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Review: Shu Uemura Petal Skin Foundation

I used the samples for Shu Uemura Petal Skin Foundation which I saw on Pony Makeup recently and I am excited to share about it.

I obtained the samples from the Tangs counter and the beauty adviser Jonathan first applied the Block Booster on my jawline, followed by the Petal Skin Foundation shade 574. The shade does fit me very well but he advised me to take a shade lighter since most foundations do oxidise.

I was given 2 sachets of Block Booster and 2 sachets of Petal Skin Foundation shade 564 to try and here's how I looked like.



This photo was taken about half an hour after I applied the foundation and set with loose powder. 

Coverage was good enough and felt light on my face. It is matt and not drying.

Let's see what happens after I went to Mandai, sweat quite a bit from the heat and attended an indoor event.



This was taken 9 hours after application and without touch-up.

My face did shine but I felt that it wasn't that bad. I would say that the majority of the foundation still stayed on and I am quite impressed by it. I think it is worth a try.

Shu Uemura came out with a uniquely-designed brush which was already sold out on the date of release. Saddened by it but I have left my contact to be put on the waiting list.

Being a UberEATS Walker in Singapore - Part 2

01 April 2017

I decided to earn extra money as UberEATS walker again since I didn't have anything better to do.

I arrived at Holland Village at about 11:03am and went online as UberEATS Driver. For the first 10mins, I didn't receive any requests so I decided to go for an early lunch within the area. I still remain online while eating and of course I couldn't eat in peace.

I was done with my lunch by 11:40am and still did not receive any requests, I got to admit I was a little disappointed. I was purely wasting time by going into Cold Storage, Watsons, Guardian, The Body Shop and ultimately Starbucks Coffee. Ended up buying a frappe and enjoying it alone.

It started to rain shortly but I was glad that I was in the shelter sipping coffee.

It was about 1pm and I had not earn any money but only wasting time and money. I decided not to waste more time and headed home. I remained online while walking to Buona Vista MRT station and midway, I received a request but it was in Orchard. I didn't accept the request since it was impossible to walk there.

So yes, I didn't earn any money that day and learnt my lesson that I can't do UberEATS for weekend lunch.