Happy CNY and wish all of you a healthy and prosperous year ahead !

Time flies and now it is mid Feb. The wedding is just 8 months away. So much to be done and so much undone. The actual preparation will commence in April .

Some places we are looking at recently. Oppa’s mother is already recce-ing some places. The family group chat now is now about the wedding , price list and i think it was kinda finalized.
An Italian place in Gwangalli with a cosy italian style ambience and good italian food.

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Reception area.

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Or at a hotel in Haeundae.

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Mr Shin is going back to Korea in March to do the reservations and in April i will be heading there for photoshoots and to tailor my Hanbok.

Here’s some reviews of the new make up products i bought from Taiwan. Most are Taiwanese or Japanese brand. I used Japanese make up products before i switched to Korean brands about 5 years ago. Shiseido , Kose and Hada Labo are some of the brands i used to use many many years ago. Reason for the switch to Korean brands was because i find Japanese products quite drying probably due to alcohol content. Also it is hard to find full range in SG. You can find the cleansers and toners of certain brands/range and then it stops there. No essences , emulsions , serums or moisturizers. Japanese make up and beauty products are also more expensive esp drugstore brands. Korean products are cheaper , natural and more moisturizing for my skin. There are good and nice Japanese beauty products around but just that they don’t suit my skin type.

I enjoy shopping at Watsons when i was in Taipei. Alot of make up and skin care to try.

Here’s a Taiwanese brand – HEME .
This eye shadow palette is really cheap. NT199 before 15% discount which is about SGD 7.50 .

 

 

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Packaging says will use until there is a curve on the palette..don’t know true or not lol. But good marketing.
I only used once and i kinda like it because it is light and natural.

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After taking it out from the box.

The cover reminds of Kate Spade’s bags with black and white dots.

 

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Here is another Taiwanese brand – Solone

If i remember correctly , this blusher was only NT99 which is approx SGD 5 so i bought 2 colours – 1 light pink and 1 rose pink.  You can find this brand in Sasa Wisma Atria.

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To be honest when i saw the box packaging , i expected a nicer casing but abit disappointed when i opened it and it was a plastic tupperware like casing. At first i thought i bought a refill pack. Then i went down to check and it was not. But for $5 …can’t ask for too much also. But i was surprised by the pigments because it was quite strong and durable. The colour stays on well on my bb / cc cream. This is worth the buy despite the cheapo casing.

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Here’s a lipbalm/tint from Heme. I remembering going down to shop at 2am in Watsons lol.

Price was NT199 which is approx SGD 7.50 with 15% discount. It comes in 4 colours – Nude , Peach , Red and Fuschia. I bought the red one. I won’t say that it is really a tint because the colour is not very obvious. I used it as a lip balm because it is moisturizing. Though i bought red and expected the colour to be abit obvious on my lips but it was not as compared to trying it on the back of my palm. So i use this and on top of it i added another coat of my lipstick.

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But it does have good moisturizing effect.

This lip tint looks like a jelly with a red star shaped tint in the middle that gives you the mild colour and the clear part is like a balm.

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I will say these are quite affordable and worth the buy. You can give it a try. I see that certain Taiwanese brands are available at Sasa but of cos buying it in Taipei is cheaper. You can find them in Watsons in Taiwan.

It is CNY and i really ate alot these days. So i had Ultrashape treatment done at Aeon Medical and Aesthetics Clinic.

Time to destroy the fats !

Ultrashape V3 can destroy fat in stubborn trouble areas like the lower tummy, love handles and thighs. It is the only Ultrashape V3 in Singapore at the newly expanded wing of AEON Medical and Aesthetic Centre located at Pacific Plaza along Scotts Road (opposite Grand Hyatt Hotel ).

This is my 2nd treatment and you can read my first post HERE.

“Showing off” my cute lump of fats. A strap was used to gather all the fats around my waist and tummy area to the centre.  Looks like muffin lor.

The aesthetician go through a round of radio frequency to tone up the tummy.

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Markings were made digitally for accuracy in targeting the fatty areas.

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Here’s Dr Kim starting the Ultrashape ultrasound on my “muffin-like belly fats”.

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This treatment is non-invasive , no pain , no down time and no bruising. It actually destroyed the fats by breaking down the fats. Also i have to drink alot of water because the fats will be “washed out” also.

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There are 2 types of treatment – Legacy ( toning and tightening ) and Ultrashape ( fats destroying ) . Don’t be confused when you call to enquire and make an appointment. There is first trial promotion and you can call to enquire. Good time to burn the fats off your tummy after CNY.

And for those who asked , i had my lashes done at Lushlashh which is located conveniently at The Arcade @ Raffles Place (Tel:85685268 ). You can check their FB page HERE to know more and mention my name when you make an appointment. This time , i done something abit different. I cant remember the type of curls or length i did. But i showed the technician a picture and she followed what i wanted. You can ask her the types of lashes i did because she has my records 🙂

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Hehe…side track abit..i like the ear muffs i wore to Taiwan. Finally i can wear it after i bought it 2 years ago from Korea. I like the burgundy + black mix tone.

Last week was beauty week !
Fell sick for a few days ( flu , sore throat and migraine ) and my skin was quite cui.

It was also time to do eyelash extension touch up at LushLashh which is located at Raffles Place.

At first i thought of touching up but i decided to redo the whole set. The last time i did B curl lashes so this time i decided to go for C curl lashes to create the “eyeliner” effect. It really saved me alot of time. I do not need to put any eyeliner. Now i just apply my BB cushion , eyeshadow and lipstick. Shortening my make up time can spare me extra 15 mins of beauty sleep !

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I cannot remember what was the length i did. But you can ask the lash technician Wendy on the set i did. I trust her so much so usually i just tell her what kind of look i want and let her do it according to her own creativity. It turned out very well and i like it. I had a good sleep. It took only an hour.

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It is really quite hard to find eyelash extension parlour in Raffles Place especially at affordable price. Lush Lashh Korean Lash Parlour is located at The Arcade #03-12. You can call or sms 85685268 to make an appointment. The Arcade is the building beside Chevron house and you can see it immediately after coming up the escalator from the MRT station to street level. Wah i miss the yummy fish soup at The Arcade. If you are going to have your lashes done , you should go to the 1st floor ( beside fruit juice shop ). The fish soup there is very nice. I had it almost every week when i was working at Raffles Place few years ago.  There is a promotion going on – $90 for unlimited single strand Korean soft lash extension and it comes with free touch up within a week.

My hair was abit dry these days because i did not blow dry my curls. On good days when im not lazy , i will blow dry it and the curls will look very nice and pretty but on bad and lazy days , i dont bother to blow dry it.

So i went to find my hair stylist , Joanne Cheang at Raffles Place to do a Korean hair treatment. This treatment is better than the Keratase one i tried. It is similar to the one i did in Korea. The hair will feel thick and moisturized. I can feel the volume. I did it once and decided to go for the 2nd time because it was good. It makes my curls look healthy and bouncy. I used to go to Joanne to have my hair done when i was working at Raffles Place few years back. Because she is very good with curls. If you wonder how come some colleagues or your bosses can come to work with nice curls and hair nicely set ? Some of them went to blow their hair as early as 7.30am. Joanne do alot of hair styling , treatment and coloring for alot of ladies working at Raffles Place. A private banker from my previous work place recommended her to me and that was how i got to know her and let her do my hair. The salon is at Chevron house. You can mention my name and she can give some discount.

 

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Also , before the week ended , i went to Aeon Aesthetics and Medical Centre for another round of laser toning session. My skin looks really tired lately because i fell sick and wasn’t feeling well. Sometimes i was so tired that i forgot to do my daily facial masking. Luckily , i get to have laser toning and facials done at Aeon if not , my skin sure more cui. I need some skin rejuvenation.

After laser toning , i had post laser treatment and facial mask done. For more detailed information about laser toning , you can click on the Aeon Aesthetics and Medical Centre tag found on the right sidebar. I have reviewed on several lasers , facials and treatments i had done at Aeon.

 

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Nice lash , volume and moisturized hair and radiant skin ( minus the mosquito bite on my forehead ).

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Haha this was my before bed time photo.

Ok, gonna go to sleep now. Need my beauty sleep.

But before i do , i like both of this maxi dress at http://www.agneselle.com

Which one should i wear for an upcoming wedding dinner ? Hmmmm black or white ! I couldnt decide which one so i kept both for myself.

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I have been cooking every weekend for the past few weeks.

Haha quite happy that i took about 1.5 hours to prepare and cook instead of the usual 3-4 hours.

That means my skills improved right ?

Here’s the menu for last week.

Salad with apple + Chai seeds + Korean sesame salad sauce which i bought from Lotte Mart.

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And Bak Kut Teh with mushrooms and lotsa garlic. Eh…i don’t really like garlic so i separate my own soup from Oppa’s. Koreans love garlic. But im not a garlic lover.

I am quite impressed by the Bak Kut Teh i cooked last week.
Didn’t expect myself to cook so well haha. I boiled the soup for an hour under small fire.

Whenever i am stress , i will cook haha so i can eat too. Cooking takes my mind of other things because i just focus on the taste and adjusting the seasoning. So my dear Mr Shin was being well-fed by me these days.

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And last week , besides going for facial and laser toning at Aeon Medical and Aesthetic Clinic , i also had eye lashes done at LushLashh which is located at Raffles Place.

LushLashh Korean Lash Parlour – The Arcade @Raffles place #03-12 Tel: 85685268

I had my Korean eyelash extensions done in Korea a month ago . And it is time to go for another round but now in SG. The done in Korea was very lasting and so i requested for the same to be done in LushLashh except that i want a few longer strands.

Here’s the before and after. What i like about them was that instead of using tapes to tape your eyelids , they used Coenzyme Q10 eye mask to rejuvenate your eyes as the lash technicians work on your lash.

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I had a good sleep because the bed was comfy. I told Wendy (the lash technician) that i will tear at times because i have sensitive and dry eyes. So she dripped abit of eye drops before she started so that my eyes are well moisturized. So during the whole session , i did not tear at all. Yes even when i sleep , i will wake up with abit of tears.

Quite difficult to find a eye lash extension parlour at Raffles place area. This is right smack beside Chevron house which is good for office ladies who worked near that area. I will definitely go back there again because i feel comfortable there and the owners are very friendly and nice. They are lash extension lovers too and were customers to some lash parlours before they decided to start on their own because of their love and interest for eye-lash extensions.

Eyelash extensions do let me sleep abit more before i go to work because i do not need to wake up early to do much eye make up. Now i just put on BB cushion , eyeshadows and lipsticks.

I did B-curl lashes here. The one i did in Korea was also B-curl.

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They are having promotions right now.

$90 unlimited single strand extension (Latest Korean soft lash)

You can follow them in instagram to view the different types of lashes done at LushLashh (Instagram account Lushlashh).

Oh , here’s the mousse which i reviewed previously. Managed to take life pics and i think it is time i should consider a new camera. Very hard to focus with this Sony cam leh.

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And this is a new primer which i have been using for a week already.

Espoir Pure Radiance Glowrizer.

I bought it from Espoir standalone boutique right at Seomyeon MRT. Eh…i cannot remember which exit was it. But it is right at Seomyeon. Quite hard to find Espoir boutiques around.

Espoir has really nice neutral colour eyeliners and lipsticks.

I was shopping alone (buying my friend’s stuff) and i saw this couple of times and quite tempted to get it because of the pretty “balls” inside.

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After using it , i really like it alot. It is different from the HERA one as in this is more moisturizing because it contains moisturizing essences. So it is a beauty skin care + make up product. The lady in the shop explained alot to me in Korean but i was busy testing it out so i only heard about the moisturizing essences part lol.

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*Saw that red mark ? A plastic bag caught fire at his bro’s home while me and his mum were in the kitchen preparing for Chu Seok’s lunch. I put out the fire but a speck of burning plastic piece from the plastic bag landed on the back of my hand and it melted and stuck onto my skin. I couldn’t wash it off because it actually melted and stuck onto my skin . Have to “scratch” it off and i ended up with a small scar 😦

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Anyway , you can see the different with and without this primer. This is good primer for first time users because ..

  1. It is not sticky
  2. Easily absorbed
  3. Doesn’t give a disco light effect kind of shimmer
  4. Moisturizing and it is easy to apply your make up after that
  5. Subtle radiance .

Price tag : KRW 28,000

If it is your first time looking for a primer , this is a good one because it is easy to apply and also for lazy people because it contains moisturizing essences. You can get it from Espoir store in Korea. There is no Espoir in SG. I don’t seem to find it easily everywhere but if you are going to Busan , you can get it from Seomyeon ( near one of the MRT exit gantry ). Located beside TOP TEN shop and the exit that goes to Lotte Dept Store. I haven’t been to Seoul for 2 years already. The last i saw it was in Myeongdong. Not sure if they moved.