Hello ladies ! Well , i receive couple of messages and emails to request for more blogging updates.

I realized that my blogging frequency kinda reduced by 50% ? Instead of 4 posts a month , it dropped to 2 posts a month. Well , kinda busy these 2 months.  Plus my health was not really good in a point which is also something i want to share with everyone later. I will try to share at least 4 times a week here.

Its been 2 months since we moved into a rented apartment. Life was good. Felt like home though it was rented. Lol now i worry about moving to a new place if we were not to renew our rental here next year. Because there are so much to move and pack ! I really can’t wait to apply for his PR so that we can apply for housing here , settle down and start a family.

1 more month to our ROM in SG and 2 more months to our wedding in Busan. Friends and family members  will be flying over and alot of accommodation arrangement to do. MIL sold off her hotel inn and franchised a BBQ restaurant. If she still have the inn it will be quite easy to house everyone because the location was very convenient. And our apartment in Busan will only be ready in 2018. Next time my family members and friends can stay there if they travel to Busan since we both will be based in SG. Actually i thought of converting a room to airbnb lol.

So do i feel excited about our wedding ? ehhh to be honest , both of us don’t feel that yet.

Because we both felt like we were married already. After work , i will come home to do the laundry , cook if i have time and if it is not too late and i do grocery shopping every sunday.

Here’s what i prepared last sunday.

Korean Ginseng Chicken and Salad ( diced apples , lettuce , chia seeds , bavarian sausage and oriental salad sauce.

Took 1 hour to boil the ginseng chicken and while it is boiling , i will prepare the salad. So took about total of 1.5 hours to prepare.

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Korean ginseng chicken is pretty easy to cook. Sounds and looks difficult but very easy.

All you need is…

  1. 1) 10 cloves of garlic ( do not minced it or chop it ! )

2) Ginseng and some herbs

3) Lots of red dates , i put about 18-20 small red dates.

5) Whole chicken (washed and with head and feet removed .

I trimmed off the fats and take away some skin ( not fully ).

6) 1 teaspoon of salt

7) 1 whole onion ( chopped into half )

Firstly , i boil a pot of water and add in some kelps. Let it boil for about 15 minutes.

In another pot , i lay the seasonings ( Onions , red dates , ginseng , herbs and garlics ) at the bottom of the pot and then i will put the chicken in nicely. This is so that one side of the chicken do not get burnt. This is also so that the seasoning will not all float to the top.

Add 1 teaspoon of salt.

Turn on medium heat for about 30 minutes to cook the chicken and after that i switched to low heat for next 30 minutes.

When i switched to low heat , i will transfer the cut the ginseng chicken into 4 parts and transfer the chicken and soup into the Korean stone pot.  The stone pot helps to keep soups and stews hot because it retains heat. I prefer buying the matt ones.

Because my chicken was too big and i can’t squeeze into the largest stone pot that i had, so i cooked the ginseng chicken in a normal non stick pot and transfer it to stone pot.

It is pretty easy. Just throw everything into the pot and let it boil on medium and low heat and ready to serve.

So how about the dipping sauce ?

All you need is just salt + black pepper. Yes that’s right.

Saw the little dish that is between the salad and ginseng chicken ? That is the dipping sauce.

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Salad was pretty easy.

I bought lettuce and cut them into bite sizes. Cut green apples and diced them.

Add chia seeds and sausage.

I bought Oriental Salad Sauce from a Koryo Mart in Telok Ayer street. The sauce is very nice and im going there to buy more bottles back !

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That was our Sunday’s dinner !

Well , i have invited some friends over for dinner and BBQ. I think the main focus was my skin care and make up collection in the room.

Here’s a “view” of my daily facial care routine.

Here’s what i keep in the toilet. Didnt include my cleanser in this photo though.

But below are what i used to remove make up and apply right after my shower.

From left to right :

After shower care :
1) Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum

2) CNP Laboratory Invisible Peeling Booster

Make up removers :

3) Biore Cleansing Water

4) Biore Jelly Remover

5) Maxclinic Oil to Foam Vit C Cleanser

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Well , i usually remove the make up with Jelly remover because it is very gentle and i do not need to tug with cotton pads. I use the cleansing water only if i tightline my eyes with eyeliner or remove stubborn mascara.

The oil to foam cleanser was mainly to remove the BB cushion creams. Because it changes to foam after lathering with water , it does not give that oily feel.

Because i triple cleanse my face , i will buy mild cleansers so that i wont dry out my skin.

This are my serums and creams which i kept them in basket.

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Sulwhasoo Essential Water , Hera Cell Essence , Leaders Vit C Capsule Serum , Bioderma Hydrabio Serum , Hera Waterin Gel Serum and CNP Propolis Energy Ampoule.

The Sulwhasoo set was a gift from Mil’s friend who works for Amore Pacific. I actually prefer the Hera ones which i used previously compared to Sulwhasoo. Well perhaps because im still trying to get used to Sulwhasoo right now.

I switch between Bioderma and Hera’s hydrating serum. Texture are the almost similar. Hydrating effect for Bioderma is slightly better but takes a longer time to absorb than Hera.

I like the Propolis Energy Ampoule from CNP. It is good and can see the brightening effect after few days. This is my 2nd bottle already. I switch between the CNP ampoule and Leaders Vit C serum depending on what kind of hydrogel or sheet mask im putting on that day.

CNP Laboratory is a Korean brand and available in SG’s Watsons and Guardians. I suggest you go to the bigger Watsons and Guardian outlets to buy because they have a bigger range. The small outlet ones have very limited products.

You can buy them from Olive and Young in Korea. But the bottles are very heavy.

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Here are my emulsions, moisturizers and overnight treatment/creams.

Overnight mask from Sulwhasoo , Anti aging treatment from HERA  , Moisturizers from CNP Lab and Primera and Emulsion from Sulwhasoo. I don’t use 2 moisturizers and 2 overnight creams of cos. It will be too much on my face. My Primera moisturizer is finishing soon so im switching over to CNP after that. I use the anti aging treatment on weekends and the clarifying mask from Sulwhasoo on week days.

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Of cos , not to forget your eyes !

Waterin eye serum from Hera. I love this alot ! This is my 5th or 6th stick i think in 2 years. I use this day and night.

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So i guess on average i apply about 8 products each time in the day and 9 products each time at night. If i were to include my 3 steps cleansing , that will be 11 – 12 products ( excluding sheet masks ).

It really takes alot of time and discipline to do so !

If you were to ask me to review and if the products above are worth buying ?
Yes they are !
I have reviewed everything before except for the Bioderma Serum and CNP Lab products. Will do so next time round !

My K-beauty – Masks and overnight packs.

Call me crazy but i apply overnight packs / sheet masks everyday.

I put on sheet masks twice a week and the rest of the week are for overnight packs/night cream.

HERA Filler Ampoule.

On really dry and rainy days , i will apply this because it is very hydrating ( note ..abit sticky ) . It is rich in Hyaluronic acid which holds to the moisture strongly and leaves your skin feeling hydrated, reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps to improve radiancy.

Sometimes i have soo many skincare products ( for hydration , whitening , brightening , anti aging etc ) that i have to write on a piece of paper and stick on my wall with the step by step and products to use. It is a good option if you are traveling to countries during their winter season. Because you skin can get abit dry and these ampoules do help to lock in the moisture. May feel abit sticky when used in SG’s weather but in winter season , your skin really feels hydrated and “normal”.

After photoshoot , i will use whitening ( esp for outdoor shoots ) , hydration on rainy and windy days , brightening , whitening and light hydration during hot sunny days etc.

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Another overnight mask which i always use if i sleep late or when my skin feels dull and dry. Texture is abit oily / creamy but it is an overnight mask and supposed to last you the entire night. I like this because i woke up with radiant skin and i will use a hot tower to pat the excess off my face the next morning because cleansing.

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Not a sleeping pack but a night cream to me. An anti-aging and brightening cream. Skin does brightens up the next day and i really love this. Abit creamy or oily so i used it as the last step and went to sleep with it.

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Sheet masks. I got alot of them from Korea during the 1+1 promotion. over 300 pieces and they last me for 2 years already. Most of them are from Missha , Nature Republic , Hera and Sulwhasoo.

I am also using the Cell-Derma T-laser Hydrogel mask which Oppa’s mother bought for me.

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This is the Cel-Derma T Laser Hydrogel mask . I kept it in Oppa’s house which i will use when i stay over

It was ranked the No 1 hot selling hydrogel mask in Korea. Indeed , it really hydrates my skin and i love it ! If you are heading to Korea, you should try this Hydro gel mask. One thing i like about hydrogel masks compared to sheet masks is that it sticks on to the skin really well. It is very “wet” and i will squeeze out the excess serum found in the packaging and apply onto my neck area. Don’t know how much it costs and where to get it since it was a gift from Oppa’s mum. I shall ask her where to get it. Love this hydrogel mask.

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These are the masks and overnight packs i use daily.I even put on sheet masks or the overnight pack ( sample size ) when im on long haul flight ( of more than 4 hours ). Before putting on these masks / overnight packs , you need to cleanse your face really well. Shall blog about the cleansing part later.

Im always recommending and reviewing about ladies stuff.

Here is something for the guys, at last !

Archules

( www.archules.com )

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Archules is the first hybrid online shoe store in Singapore, where their customers are able to select two sizes of the purchased shoes from their website and these two sizes will be delivered by their in-house personnel to try out in the comfort of your own home.  You know , sometimes you may wonder size 40 or 42 fits you better. Archules understands their customers and hence they provided this unique service. Archules’s aim is to provide quality and handsome shoes for the Singaporean men. Their shoes are European-styled and prices are affordable. as such our shoes are European-styled and prices are affordable.

Oppa opted for the Normandy loafers in Antique Chestnut with lambskin lining.

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I was surprised by the quality of the shoes. Looks very sturdy and made of premium Cowhide leather.

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It also comes with a set of accessories such as polish and a shoe brush.

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Archules will give you a rebate of $25 for every shoes purchased after the 12th Dec.All you have to do is just have to post a pic of your newly purchased shoes with them wearing the shoes or just the shoes alone and #Archules on your social media such as instagram or facebook to get the rebate. After which you just simply have to email Archules (givingnsharing@archules.com) with photographic evidence and the amount will be credited to your account.
At the same time, Archules will be donating $5 to a charity organization for each shoes purchased.

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Buy a new pair of shoes , receive a rebate of $25 for your next purchase and at the same time , you also play a part in donating to charity. CNY is just around the corner in 2 months’ time. So guys , if you need a pair of  good shoes , you know where to go !

It is the season of giving. So let’s shop and do some good !

www.archules.com 

Agneselle.com is launching on 3rd Sept at 9pm !

Im gonna list some of my favourite.

I kept this dress in lilac and green. I paired it with sandals or my havi flip flops , carry a tote and ready to go out to meet my friend. The colour is vibrant and pretty so it doesn’t make me feel dressed up even though i am in flip flops. My favourite grab and go dress when i don’t know what to wear. Because the pastel colours are eye-catching enough and no need to spend alot of time to accessorize.

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I am in love with white skirts especially trumpet skirts. It looks cute. The waterfall drape add in a little feminine and elegant touch to this skirt.

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It is so hard to find the perfect ballerina neck basic top so i decided to make my own. I found it in some stores but the U neck is not wide enough. I kept them in all colours and they sure go well with any skirts ( printed or basic ).

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Needless to say , racerback dresses are always a hit because it makes your shoulder looks slimmer. White and Pink are my favourite colours.

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I think i have blogged before but i have many emails asking what kind of Hera products i am using and where to get them in Korea. You can get from their main flagship in Apujeong which is at Gangnam area. The flagship is big and there is their make-up academy. Near the huge MCM store and Givenchy store.

Here are my day care. Mostly hydrating range.

The Aquabolic range. There is the toner , emulsion , eye gel , gel serum and moisturiser. It takes the products to set for about 5-8 minutes before i can put on my make up . I like their hydrating range because of the texture. Not very creamy or oily. Rather smooth and glide on easily.

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Night care. I have switched the whitening programe to the night because usually i am exposed to the sun in the day. So the whitening products are for the night. There is the toner and emulsion. Because whitening products tend to make the skin drier , after the emulsion , i will apply the Waterin gel serum and moisturiser from the Waterin range in the picture above.

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Here are my essences and supplments. I switch and rotate them.

I apply them at night after my facial sheet masks.

The Cell Essence and Cell Bio Cream goes together. If i use the cell essence , the cell-bio cream has to be used together for an optimal result. The cell essence really brightens up my skin and even my cousins and friends love this product.

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Sulwhasoo overnight vitalizing pack and whitening serum. I love the pack because i can see my skin looks radiant and clear after i woke up in the next morning. It is also hydrating and has a very nice Ginseng scent. Feels like in a spa.

Sulwhasoo products are expensive and i only buy their serums and packs.

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As for cleanser , i am using Hera and Sulwhasoo whitening cleansers. The Hera one comes with small little beads and Sulwhasoo is more moisturising. For a better cleansing effect , i bought the cleansing glove from The Face Shop. Especially after my photoshoot , i need to cleanse my face and clean off all the thick make up.

Buying good products but you also need to take sometime to massage the products into your skin. Not just apply and smack them on like that. Usually i spend about 5-10 minutes applying them. Slowly massaging my face with the products and you can see that you skin looks better too.

Anyway , i hope this information helps those who are going to buy HERA products from Korea !

I’ve switched to “natural” make up for the past few months. Meaning thinner eyeliner , dewy skin and a good base.

Of course , you need to take care of your skin inorder to achieve a dewy skin look. So you have to cleanse , tone and moisturize your skin well before putting on any make up. Make-ups do dry up our skin a little so it is essential to moisturize your skin.

Usually , i wait for my skincare products to be fully absorbed before i apply my make up. Or else the powder or make up products will clump together and leave patches on my skin.

To double up my dewy look. I applied the Sulwhasoo Luminature Essential Finisher after the last step of my skincare. It is supposedly to be a day and night cream but my friend’s sister told me to use it as a base or primer instead to double up your bling bling dewy skin look. It also helps to keep your skin moist. Im using the sample pack because i have yet to use my Hera Magic Starter ( make up base for another dewy look ) . I just got the package last week.


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Pin or use hair velcro to keep your hair clear from your face.

I apply it on my forehead, cheeks , chin and nose. Spread evenly.


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Skin looks slightly radiant and dewy. I tried the Hera Magic Starter samples before and i prefer Hera than Sulwhasoo actually. Hera gives a more lasting dewy bling bling skin look. But if you have oily skin , it makes your face looks even more oily. I have normal skin so both works for me.

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After applying the Sulwhasoo Finisher , i pat on my Hera UV Mist Cushion in N21. I use it as a concealer for my under eye as well as eyelid. And also , i pat the cushion on my lips to prepare for my lip make up.

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Next , i work on my brows. I trim my brows once a week by myself. And i use the Etude House eyebrown automatic pencil to shade my brows. Because i have quite thick brows with arch , so i don’t shade too much. Or else i will look like La Bi Xiao Xing haha. I shade to match my hair colour.

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Now im gonna start with my eyes. I highlight my eyes with 3CE Shimmer Stick. I love this Shimmer stick to the max. Because it is sooo convenient and gives a natural sheen.

I dont draw or blend it with my finger tips or brushes on my eyelids. I dabbed it on my eyelids. Because the radius of the shimmer stick is big enough , i dabbed it on my entire eyelid.


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Here is how it looks when dabbed.

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Slightly 3D looking eyelids with the shimmer stick’s highlighting effect. The best part is looks like you have nothing on your eyes.

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Here’s how it looks like when i closed my eyes. Anyway , i had that line since my eyelids appeared after i gained ALOT of weight. I didnt go for any eyelid surgery and even if i want to , i dont have the time because i need to do photo shoots everyweek. OMG whenever my friends saw that line , they thought it was a surgery scar…..Don’t need to speculate.

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After working on the base , i go onto the next step which is eye shadow. I used Aritaum’s Wannabe Pencil Shadow in Rosy. I like it alot because it is very convenient and easy to apply. It is 2 sided and comes with blending brush. Damn sad i cant get it in SG and im finishing mine soon ! 😦

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Colour looks good and natural right ?

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After the using the cream eyeshadow , i use MAKE MANIA ( Japanese brand ) eye shadow sponge to draw a thick line.

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And then a thin layer of black eyeliner.

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After the eyeliner , i work on the “aegyo sal” which means cute eye bags to create a more youthful look.

Im using K-Palette Tear Bag Eyeliner. But i just got one new from Etude House (Etude House Cute Eyes Maker) at a cheaper price because K-palette is too pricey !

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Looks like i applied too much and looks too thick right ? Nope..im not done yet. I still have it blend it with concealer. I have not applied any concealer yet.

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Im using Nature Republic Concealer. I blended with sponge.

The reason why concealer is the last step of my eye make up is because im using the powder eyeshadow from MAKE MANIA and some powder bits may drop onto my lower eye or cheeks when i draw on my eyelids. As you can see from the picture above, there are some “brown markings”.

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Next , i applied my blusher. I dabbed my blusher on my cheek bones instead of brushing it for a more natural and lighter look. Im using 3CE Blusher in Valentine Pink. Instead of contouring my cheek bones with the blusher or bronzer , i just dabbed the pink blusher on my cheeks and blend it.

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Lastly is my favourite part – LIPS.

Im using Tony Moly lipstick in Spring Orange. I dabbed the lipstick on my entire lip.

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And i shade the cupid bow tip and sides of my lips with Nature Republic’s concealer stick.

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And i blend it with my finger tips to create a slight ombre look.

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I dabbed on more lipstick on the inner lips. I dab the lipsticks on my lips so that it looks stained and so there will not be any streaks or lines. Dab on some gloss if you want.

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Lastly , this step is optional because sometimes I dont want my face to look overly highlighted  so i may skip this step. If im using the Hera HD Foundation that day or CC cream , i may go on to this step.

Coutour my T-zone (upper eyebrow area and chin) and under eye area with 3CE Shimmer stick for a defined nose bridge and brighter looking eyes.

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And chin too.

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Blend with finger tips for a softer highlighting effect.

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And viola ! I am done and it is time to take lots of selfies when you are out shopping !

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This whole make-up took me only about 10 minutes to get it done . I used to take about 45 minutes but after sometime and practice, it just took me 10 minutes. After changing to this softer and natural look , it makes me looks younger. There is no right or wrong in putting on your make up so you can do adjustments according to your face shape  , skin type , lip colour or skin colour.

Here are the list of items i used in this blogpost.

Face :

Primer/Base – Sulwhasoo Luminature Finisher

BB Cushion – Hera UV Mist in N21

Eyes :

Eyebrow : Etude House Drawing Eye brow in No.3

Shimmer : 3CE Shimmer Stick in Pink

Cream Eyeshadow : Aritaum Wannabe Longwear Shadow in Rosy

Sponger Powder Eyeshadow : Make Mania Data Gradation Tip Shadow (Light Brown)

Tear Bag Eyeliner : K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Tears Tank in Peach No.2

Concealer : Nature Republic Botanical Concealer in Natural Beige No 23

Lips : 

Lipstick : Tony Moly Kiss Lover Style in Spring Orange OR.2

Concealer : Nature Republic Botanical Vanilla Concealer

*If you wonder why i skipped the mascara , it was because i still have some strands of the eyelash extension on !

Have a good mid week !

Weekend was good.

Eating very well. At the rate I’m going , Im gonna have a round and really round face.

Looking at my photos..i knew i gained a lot of weight. From post break-up 40kg to now 47kg in 3 months. My cheeks looked so chubby now. Damn sad. Trying to endure but kept feeling hungry and keep eating esp when i work till very late like today.

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Dinner on friday night with my date Mr D 오빠 below his office at PSA building. We went to an organic food restaurant. Food was delicious but….not filling and quite expensive. Nevertheless , we enjoyed the our chicken tikka.

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Because we were not full , we decided to head down to Marina Bay Sands. Pasarbella happened to be there and we went for the burger. Again…my stomach seems to be a bottomless pit. $20 burger and no fill. And finally i brought my camera out . Finally see day/night light after 2 months ?

Enjoying the SG city view , good company and food was so-so.

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오빠야 ~~ 고맙다 ! 행복하다 !

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My $20 so-so and not delicious burger. The fries taste better than the burger. We were a little disappointed with the burger though.

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Nevertheless i enjoyed myself that night and it was an awesome night with my date Mr D.

And my Hera and Sulwhasoo stuff arrived from Korea. Bought another batch from my friend’s sister who works for Amore Pacific. Helped my cousins to get theirs too. KRW1400 worth of products finally arrived.

I got my usual basic set of cleansers , moisturizers , toners , emulsions etc.

But here are the new ones i got for myself.

My 2nd bottle of Cell Bio Cream. I use it together with my Cell Essence.

My skin looks much clearer and radiant after using. Im such big fan of Hera. Their products really gave me results. You can’t find this brand in SG. It is only available in Korea. Started using Hera since last July during my 2 months stay in Korea. My readers who read my blog went Korea to get this and they also emailed me that it improved their skin radiancy and texture. Hera is sooo addictive. I think i had almost everything from Hera except for some serums.

Cell-Bio Cream.

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I used it together with Cell Essence. After applying the Essence , i apply the Cell Bio Cream.

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My friend’s sis introduced this sleeping pack to me. She says it gives you bling bling skin in the morning. Lol. So i tried and my skin looks clearer the next day. More radiant. Sulwhasoo is more expensive than Hera. So i only get sleeping packs or serums from Sulwhasoo. The basic and essence range from Hera. I bought my 2nd pack of Hera UV Mist BB Cushion in N21 too. Love it. So moisturizing and has a more pinkish tone compared to other BB cushion I’m using.

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My eye roller is depleting and I’m gonna order with my whitening serum next time round in April ! Hello beautiful skin !

Good night !