Wednesday, November 19

Sunday, November 16

Bucktile St Cafe

Hello everyone! Digital Fashion Week (DFW) Singapore and Bangkok are over but ahh, the memories will always last. It was fun and definitely a humbling experience to be with a group of inspiring like-minded individuals. I'll blog about it soon but today I'm gonna share about a new cafe I visited recently with H amidst the DFW madness - Bucktile St Cafe located in the west!

I want a deer head like this in my home next time but I don't know if it will look scary...?

Anyway, the entire shelf is merchandise for sale!

The name of the cafe, Bucktile St Cafe is actually derived from Bucket List 
and it was quite interesting to see what patrons wrote.

Kinda reminds of Meiji Shrine where tourists and locals alike 
will write down their wishes and hang it on the huge tree. 
I will go round the tree reading all the wishes until I've completed the round usually haha.

H and I also spotted paintings for sale hanging on all the walls in the cafe then we found out 
they were all done by the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists!
It is super admirable because I am able-bodied yet never really explored 
the various parts of my body and actually make them useful.

It's like, my body parts are used to do what they are meant for...nothing extraordinary nor impressive. You know what I mean?  

Anyway, back to topic!! 
H and I were only 60% full after lunch at Bukit Timah so after a bit of googling,
we headed over to Bucktile to chill before the DFW duties and for dessertssss!

First time seeing Tiramisu presented in such a cute way haha and so we ordered Oreo!

Earl grey, rainbow cake and the dark brown tart at the bottom of the picture is seasalt caramel!
ALL my favourite flavours!!
I love anything earl grey, lavender, pistachio, hazelnut, seasalt caramel, 
rainbow, colourful and pretty so in a way, I'm quite predictable.

Our tiramisu "plant" hahaha
This was H's favourite because he loves the creaminess.

Feeling a little greedy so we ordered a plate of spam fries to share as well!
It was a little too salty for our liking but I guess that's spam? 
We super love spam lah hahaha

My iced chocolate and his Americano.
Ahem, the coffee connoisseur approves of the coffee bean used because they are from Toby Estate's.

And this, my friends, was my favourite of everything we ordered!
The confetti blue velvet cake!
I'm not a fan of red velvet cake because there's cream cheese but there isn't for this blue velvet 
so we ordered to try and it was so yums!
Soft, moist and not overwhelming!

What I wore that day

And of course more photos outside because they have a pretty backdrop! :D

Alright guys, I'm heading for LASIK tomorrow so... wish me a speedy recovery 
and I'll be back with the next post soon! xx

Friday, November 14

Beauty Review: Nivea Facial Wipes

These days, my skin seems to be losing its hydration faster than I can say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. My skin flakes when I apply powder foundation and that seriously freaks me out. It never used to be like that! 

Just very recently, I found out it could be due to the oil-based makeup remover that I am using! I honestly didn't expect that and because I don't want to look like a wrinkled dry prune, I had to start hunting for a new makeup remover.

Even from my days as a flying crew, I tried to pack as light as I can possibly help because I am the one carrying all my luggage overseas (you don't know how many flights of staircases they have in Europe...and don't get me started on the pebbled sidewalk) and I don't want to break my back/arms/shoulders carrying/pushing those bags! Yet one thing I never compromised on, was my skincare products. H and friends who have travelled with me can vouch for that because most times, I bring full-sized bottles hahaha. 

You wouldn't want to clog your pores with the sunscreen/makeup you have on your face so the first most important step is really to remove all traces of makeup at the end of the day.

Currently, I am using NIVEA Gentle Cleansing Facial Wipes for dry and sensitive skin (some areas of my skin are more sensitive) because NIVEA is one of the world’s most trusted and affordable skincare brands. As we all know, sensitive skin requires delicate care and the Gentle Cleansing Facial Wipes contain almond oil (for soft and supple skin), calendula oil (provides soothing benefits) and hydra IQ. The latter ingredient is actually NIVEA-exclusive and it stimulates our skin's aquaporin network so that moisture can be supplied to deeper skin layers over 24 hours.

The Gentle Cleansing Facial Wipes are definitely my favourite because not only are they effective in removing my layers of makeup, they also keep my skin moist, hydrated, soft and smooth!

Because NIVEA will never leave any one of us ladies out, there are facial wipes that cater to all skin types ;)

For normal to combination skin, there is the NIVEA Refreshing Facial Cleansing Wipes. The key ingredients lotus extract, vitamin E and hydra IQ maintain the skin's natural moisture while cleansing and toning the skin. The alcohol-free formula doesn't leave the skin feeling tight or dry and the wipes aid in skin healing and regeneration while rebalancing sebum production, tightening pores and refining skin texture.

Consumers with sensitive skin can consider the NIVEA Fragrance-Free Facial Cleansing Wipes as it is free of oils, alcohols and colourants. You don't have to worry about breakouts or skin irritation while cleansing, toning, hydrating and being tender to your skin!

The newest addition to the facial wipes range by NIVEA is the 3-in-1 Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Wipes which are formulated for oily to combination skin. These wipes are special because there are two different surfaces!

I drew lipstick, lipliner, liquid eyeliner and waterproof mascara on my hand and will remove the makeup using the 3-in-1 Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Wipes.

After one gentle swipe using the soft side of the wipe, the makeup is thoroughly removed!

Then I turned the wipe over to exfoliate my skin using the textured surface which contains micro-exfoliation particles to remove dead skin cells and stubborn debris.

The best thing is that, both sides of the wipes are infused with Magnolia Bark Extract which prevents blemishes! Look forward to soft skin that's deeply cleansed when you are done!

Lastly, NIVEA is searching for #theNIVEAgirl which might very possibly be YOU! Watch the video above to find out more!

It's soooo simple to take part - all you have to do is
1) take a selfie with NIVEA's bestseller, their facial wipes and
2) hashtag #theNIVEAgirl and #NIVEAsg on Instagram to participate

Do take note that entry closes on 26th Dec 2014!

And that's it. Easy or what?!

There will be one winner and she will
- Front Nivea's campaign in 2015
- Win $1000 shopping voucher
- Win one year supply of NIVEA products (worth $1500)
- Have a professional makeover & photo shoot
- Appear in a two-page feature in CLEO magazine

So go on and upload your prettiest selfie(s) with NIVEA wipes! I wish you the best of luck!! :D

Tuesday, November 11

Boracay Highlights

Boracay is one of the most beautiful islands I've ever visited and I'm so happy I got to spend 5 peaceful and relaxing days there with H. I have never seen clearer, cleaner water and in this shade of turquoise. We spent everyday at/by the beach and listened to the waves making melody with the shore while having our meals. We truly enjoyed ourselves and I urge everyone to visit this place at least once despite the tiring transits.