I love you, Japan!

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Hi guys!
Sorry for the unintended disappearance over the week.
H and I were in Japan (namely Toya, Furano, Otaru, Sapporo and Tokyo) and we were deadbeat by the end of everyday and I didn't have energy to blog.
Everyday was a rush to catch this train... that bus... our flight... It was madness.

Now that I'm home, I need time to get my life and TippyJess.com back in order, then start life all over again. It's like, I'm reborn.

In the meantime, a sneak peek of my week in Japan! ;)

My first meal at Sapporo airport :)
I love, love, LOVE ikura

View from our room in Toya

Stopped for an #ootd at Takikawa station while on our way to Furano

Farm Tomita at Furano

Lavender ice-cream!
It was good!

And here's my man being all macho, carrying both our luggages up and down staircases <3

#streetsnap in Sapporo

#ootd for a day trip to Otaru

Only SOME of the food we had on a day

。Tokyo  。
How I've missed you.

#streetsnap in Shibuya

Hehehehe best buy of the trip!!!
Finally found my colourful polkadot rabbit from Craftholic!! :)))))

#ootd on our last day

Feast And Be Merry!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

It was a day of feasting some three Sundays ago with two groups of friends and it was crazy.
Age is catching up, we can't be eating like this so often anymore!

Had brunch with my uni course mates at House @ Dempsey and the food was mediocre.
The eggs benedict was below standard though.
Service was slow and we had to ask a couple of times to be served water.
Definitely not worth the price we paid.
I thought the truffle fries were one of the best I ever had!
Very generous toss of truffle oil.
Thankfully the company more than made up for the substandard food.

The biscuits were bland and hard...a huge letdown.

With my funny friends hahaha

After brunch, H and I went to his place to get some stuff 
and since we had some time to waste before dinner,
we eh, went to Henderson Waves to take my outfit picture hahahahaha.
I know right, my boyfriend is as spontaneous as I am haha!

Sau came back to SG for the weekend and the ten of us met for crabs at Mellben Seafood!!
Mellben Seafood at AMK Ave 3 is my FAVOURITE place for crabs!

Salted egg york pork ribs!

Chilli crab

Five crabs for us!!!
MUST, MUST, MUST order the crab beehoon and butter crab!!!!!!

We headed to Dempsey's Ben & Jerry's for ice-cream, 
then to Red Dot for drinks and more chit-chat!

Thanks for the ice-cream treat, Sau! <3

We have covered food, so now it's time for fashion and clothes!

Jacqueline from Halo Lale sent me a couple of pretty items fit for daily wear!
I really loveeeee the unique neckline of this Dream a Lil' Dream for Me Top!

It is so easy to match and a basic statement piece like this goes with any bottom!

It was love at first sight for the Tweedle-Dee Tailored Shorts.

I've always loved wearing shorts
and I am always on the hunt for a nice pair with the perfect cutting :)

And as a reward to you for reading till the end, 
Halo Lale is offering my readers 10% off all purchase till 31st July!
Simply enter code "TIPPYTAPP" during checkout!
"LIKE" their Facebook page and follow them on Instagram - @halolale!

Happy shopping! ;)))))

The new Biore Aqua Rich Whitening Cream

Friday, 12 July 2013

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Introducing the NEW Biore Aqua Rich Whitening Cream SPF 50+ PA++

(What the women in my household use)

If you have been following my blog long enough, you would know that I'm a big fan of Biore's products! I have been using their facial foams ever since my mum told me I need to use facial foams. It has been at least a good ten years for me, and for my parents, definitely much longer!

Biore is the number 1 sunscreen brand in Japan* 
and the number 1 brand in MY household ;)

Biore is also my trusted sunscreen brand. Till date, I have probably tried ALL their different range of sunscreens with SPF50, PA+++, and I'm not even exaggerating! I have used sunscreens from other brands before but after a couple of uses, I just didn't find them compatible with my skin. Either they weren't fully absorbed into my skin and I looked like I dipped my face into a pot of oil or it didn't contain any moisturising ingredients, was too drying for my skin which made my face peel. So I always, always go back to Biore's. Talk about being a loyal customer!

Biore has recently launched a new sunscreen with WHITENING effect!!


The Biore Aqua Rich Whitening Cream SPF 50+ PA+++

You know, I can be the skin whitening ambassador or something. To stay fair, I always wear a pair of sunglasses when I'm out under the glaring sun and to be honest, I always try to go out only in the evening (sunscreen is a MUST be it on cloudy days or in the evenings - I never, ever leave home without applying sunscreen!). Even if I am out in the day, I will stay in sheltered areas. In the aircraft, I will put down all the window shades because being 30,000 feet above ground, we are even closer to the sun and more susceptible to the harmful UV rays! I try to avoid window seats whenever I'm travelling too haha.

Protect and Whiten with the the NEW Biore Aqua Rich Whitening Cream SPF 50+ PA+++

The new Biore Aqua Rich Whitening Cream SPF 50+ PA+++
contains naturally derived extract - chamomile ET which helps to fight dark spots 
and helps to give a fairer and more even toned skin.

It also has hyaluronic acid and citrus extract ingredients to hydrate and soften the skin 
so I don't have to worry about my skin peeling due to dryness! 
This sunscreen also double up as a makeup base!

High SPF yet surprisingly light, it feels like nothing on the skin

Now, let me show you the difference between Biore's and XX Brand's sunscreens.

Here's my clean, bare face.
Please ignore my unruly eyebrows, 
I'm STILL growing them all out 
before going to the eyebrow therapist to get even, straight brows.

Here's after applying XX Brand sunscreen on my left profile 
and Biore's Aqua Rich Whitening Cream on the right side of my face.

Need I say more??!??!?!

See how there's an obvious oily sheen after a layer of XX Brand's sunscreen? 
Whereas my right profile after applying Biore's is totally MATTE 
and the texture felt very light, like I applied nothing!
It also brightens up my skin and gives it a healthier glow!

If you still don't believe me, see it on my hand.
In picture no.2, XX Brand appears to have a more watery texture 
whereas Biore's looks a little thick.
Surprisingly, Biore's sunscreen got absorbed into my skin very quickly, 
leaving no residue behind!
Other sunscreens with SPF 50 which I had previously tried had a thick texture
that didn't spread well and left my skin oily.
But the Biore Aqua Rich Whitening Cream sunscreen has a watery rich texture
that leaves an invisible, weightless finish which is so pleasant to the skin!

This 3-in-1 (makeup base, whitens, sunscreen) is available in all major pharmacies 
and super/hypermarkets at $18.90.

You can also view the TV commercial
of the NEW Biore Aqua Rich Whitening Cream from below:

p/s: do remember to apply sunscreen on your neck and ear tips to protect against the sun!

*Source: INTAGE SRI Research on sunscreen product in sales unit/Jan-Dec'12 

Car rides

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Just to keep you guys updated - 
one more week to my last working day with my current company 
Everyone I told was like, FINALLY???!??!!!


Ever since I tendered my letter of resignation, 
I have been counting down the days 
and I was even more affirmed that this is a right choice made. 

"Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything 
that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy."

Came across this quote a couple of months back 
and it has been on my mind since. 
A mid-week quote to share with you and may you be rid of negativities!

Jetting off to Hokkaido + Tokyo for my birthday right after my last flight!
What a celebration! ;D

Let your InnerShine®, shines!

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Sponsored post

Who's this girl in the red hoodie and why is she following me?!

I'm sure you girls already know by now I'm trying to make sure my skin 长生不老 so I am willing to try anything and everything to maintain a youthful, soft, moisturised and wrinkle-free face! To achieve that, one cannot think that just by applying external skincare products is enough. We need our skin to glow and shine from within and that's why women are willing to eat placenta or anything equally dreadful. 

Today, let me introduce you to something more fuss-free, yummy and affordable - BRAND'S® InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract (IBGE)

The girl in the red hoodie, also know as the "Little Miss Free Radical" reflects a free radical. She followed young women around Chevron House last Friday during lunch hours to show how free radicals are always around us and it's not possible to get rid of her. Instead, we need to learn how to manage her – by consuming natural berries that are rich in potent anti-oxidants. And this can be found in BRAND’S® InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract! Whenever the guy with the board passes her the "OPC" (Oligomeric Proanthocyanidin Complexes) ball, Little Miss Radical will play with it and will be too preoccupied to follow young women around. 

What exactly is "OPC" (Oligomeric Proanthocyanidin Complexes)?
It is an active ingredient of grape seed extract.Its high antioxidant properties enhances skin elasticity and gives you youthful and glowing skin. Furthermore, it helps maintain skin elasticity and promote better blood circulation in skin cells for a healthier glow.

To get a better idea of what that is about, watch this video below! It is creepy and funny at the same time haha.

And the good news is - BRAND'S® InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract (IBGE) is an all-natural nutritive essence from 5 premium berries (blueberry, blackcurrant, chokeberry, acai berry and cranberry) which are rich in potent antioxidants and anthocyanins, vital for the protection of skin cells from the damaging effects of UV radiation, pollution, and other environmental factors.

Coupled with "OPC" from Grape Seed Extract, it is almost a formidable formula!

BRAND’S® InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract is concentrated, sweet with a tinge of sour taste to it as berries do. You can choose to drink it after your meal or in the morning with an empty stomach though the latter is not recommended for ladies with gastric problems. The reason why I choose to drink before meal is because empty stomachs absorb nutrients more efficiently and I would love to achieve beauty from the inside-out faster! 

At the event with the other bloggers!

And now, the exciting part!

I will be giving away 10 packs of BRAND'S® InnerShine® Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract (RSP $24.90 for a pack of 6 bottles available at selected Watsons, Cold Storage, FairPrice, Guardian and Unity outlets) and 5 packs of BRAND’S® InnerShine® Marine Collagen Essence Strips to FIVE LUCKY READERS! ;))))))

All you need to do is participate in a simple game here to be eligible: https://www.facebook.com/BrandsInnerShineSG/app_162595353915052

At the end of the game,  remember to take a screenshot as seen below as proof that you have participated in the game and lucky draw:

Get a free limited edition UV-protected Little Miss Free Radical umbrella
with purchase of 4 packs of IBGE (with free delivery).

Send in your screenshots to brandsinnershine@nuffnang.com with your:
- Name
- Age
- Mobile no.
- Email address
- Reader of Tippytapp

Closing date: 31st July 2013

Have fun and good luck for the giveaway! :)