First Impression: Catrice Re-touch Light Reflecting Concealer in 010 Ivory

October 25, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone!

Finally I got a product to review my first impression. I have never seen this brand or heard about it before.

I was walking around in Guardian to look for an eye concealer which is compatible my current one. I chance upon Catrice and took notice of this:

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This is basically a concealer. It states that (quote) ” a hydrating concealer with light-reflecting pigments. Diminishes shadows, fine lines and signs of fatigue.” Sounds really good eh! ;)
On top of that, I really must say this, their packaging is really classy and chic. Thumbs up for that. However, it’s too shiny and the words are almost silver in color I find it hard to read it.

A little background check, this product is made in Poland. I believe it’s a from Europe and they have many cosmetics ranging from eye to face and even nails! You can read more about on their website here!
So, I’m excited to open it up and try this concealer on.

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The moment I un-cap it, I saw this silk smooth and soft brush. It is almost identical to the one I’m currently using. So happy! I know that all new products upon using, you need to tilt it upside down and turn the knob 10 times for the product to come out.

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To be honest, I turn about 20-30 times before the product comes out. On the other hand, I was hoping the product would have the same consistency as my current one. But this one is towards a thicker and creamy type and when i apply it’s not smooth but kind of tacky. After it’s dried, it has a powdery finish to it.

Overall, given that the price was only SGD$7 for 1.5ml of product I would give this a 6/10.

What you pay is what you get and this would be a good coverup on pimples and dark spots because of its creamy and thick texture. However, I won’t recommend you to use it under your eyes and those with dry and super sensitive skin too.

Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

The year of proposal and marriage!

October 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

Yes, I really do think that this year is filled with love! Everywhere around me seems to be having wedding bells ringing… Perhaps I’m at the stage where people around my age group gets either proposal or getting married.

Nonetheless, it such a happy occasion that I must share!

First and foremost is my beloved cousin who got engaged. We were invited to give her a surprise! How nice and thoughtful WL is, wanting all her close friends, family and relatives to be a part of this special day. :)))

Since the event starts at 7pm, Kelvin and I went out for a walk…
Look! I’m holding a hamster! So cute! :)

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Upon arriving, I was wow by the tremendous effort putting in by all of my cousins & WL’s friends. It’s so beautiful and really taken a lot of time and planning to do such a wonderful deco!

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The centre piece ;)

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The path created for her to reach the centre piece. :)
The stage is set! So all of use are waiting for the VIP to arrived. Hee hee.

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Yup… More family photos! Hahaah.
The time has arrived and WL is getting nervous, but it was indeed a touching moment. Seeing how happy she is and crying with tears of joy makes me feel like crying too.

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How not to say yes??? Of course, the mission was a success!
Congrats to the both of you!

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Next, I was invited by my BFF sister to attend an event of hers. She was shoe casing her love for photography. I just say, she has a hidden talent. ;)

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The event organizer and the coordinated giving speech.

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Finally got the chance to take a selfie with this young and talented lady. :)

So up next was a “surprise” for her…

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Needless to say we all knew the answer and the outcome. :)
Congrats to the both of you!

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Last but not least, I recently attended my childhood friend’s wedding dinner. Something cosy and warmth-hearted.

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Thank goodness I have Kelvin with me, if not it’s quite awkward sitting with a group of people you don’t know.

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Tonight details: Daniel Wellington Classic watch and Charles & Keith bag.

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Such a cute gift, it’s a luggage tag! Just in time for me to use it during my year-end trip. Hee hee.
Congrats to the both of you and may you have a blissful and loving marriage! 努力做人喔!😉😁 hahahaha!
Alrighty. That’s all for now. I need to start my revision for my up coming exams.

Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

Breakfast at Carpenters and Cooks

October 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone!

I’ve been told about this place by my friends because of its ambiance and interesting setting of the place.

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Interesting look from the outside eh…

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Doesn’t all these looks yummy?!

But I wasn’t feeling too hungry so I only ordered a sandwich and a drink.

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The food tasted not bad! Imagine the toast croissant with cheese and ham garnished with fresh cabbage and tomato slices… No wonder there has been good reviews on their quality of food. Even my poor appetite has been defeated.
Just my humble opinion.

Address:
19 Lorong Kilat #01-06, 598120
6463 3648

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Ending off with me seated in one of their chairs. Hee hee. So old school! Reminds me when I was in primary school for my music lessons.

Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

Lunch at Japanese Restaurant Shinjuku

October 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone! How have your week been?
It started off quite busy as usual, and having to attend seminar for the whole of Wednesday. How I see it, it’s good to be busy as the time fly pass very quickly. However, it is also very important to listen to your body when it’s telling you it needs to rest.

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For me, my body & mind would always relax when I go for my monthly facial appointment.

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On the way to facial… Look! My new Alice Pearl bracelet/bangle from The Braided Tales! Lovely isn’t it?
Oh! Do let me know if you want me to blog about my facial experience. :)

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Feeling so blessed and loved that Kelvin fetch me to my facial appointment.

Usually after my facial, I would go for lunch (or brunch). Because I would skip my breakfast on weekends. Bad habit of mine.

We head down to Cuppage Plaza and have lunch at one of my favourite Japanese Restaurant. I was first introduce to this place by Irene and YC. THANK YOU LADIES!

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This is the place, located at level 1. When you enter the glass door, walk straight all the way toward the end. You would be able to see the restaurant.

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The timing of the lunch set (last order at 2.15pm) and dinner set (last order at 11.45pm)!

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Here’s my favourite lunch set: Yakitori Bento set.

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For those of you who hasn’t try, or didn’t know about this place. I would recommend you to give the Yakitori Bento set a try. I personally love the rice so much that just by eating this is enough. Hee hee. On too of that, you have many varieties of grill items. See how big portions it is? :))
Kelvin choose the sushi/noodle set

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A cosy little corner in town, so if you happen to be shopping in town, do stop by and enjoy the food.

Address
#01-01, Cuppage Plaza, 5 Koek Road

Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

My Nail Care Routine (Oct 2014)

October 9, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone :D

You know we do many things with our bare hands and fingers. Holding onto things such as papers, bags and even food!

So it’s very important to take good care of your hands. Yes, hygiene is one of them (*think the 7 steps of hand washing). Another way that I like to care for my hands and fingers is to give them a pampering session once in a while (more like once a month).

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My nail care essentials!
(1) Nail clipper/cutter
(2) Files
(3) Vaseline or Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover
(4) Skinlite nail polish remover (*non-acetone)
(5) Nail essence/tonic
(6) Hand cream

Alrighty! First step, I would remove any nail polish that i have on my nails or just to remove any excess nail polish and dirt. Using my trusty non-acetone nail polish remover from Skinlite, it helps to remove gently without hurting the nails. However, it’s quite hard (& takes up some time) to remove a colored/nail art polish just using this. So, there’s pros & cons. I’ll review about this on another post. :))

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Secondly, I’ll trim my nails to the shape and the length that I want. Usually, it’s short and round.

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After which, I would use the filers to file my nail ends so to make it smooth. I won’t want to accidentally cut my face with my nails…
If you notice, I have 3 different types of filers. The black one is mainly use for the rough edges or ends.

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The strawberry filer is mainly for smoothing and shaping. More towards a finishing touch. :)
I heard many Youtubers are currently using a crystal filer which they claim it’s much more gentle on the nails and longer lasting (in a sense that most filers wear-off after long period of usage). I might get it and give it a try, but do note it’s quite pricey.

On the other hand, if I want to give my nails that healthy shine surface, I would polish it with the light green color file. However, I only do this once every blue moon. Haahhaha.

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Next, time to give my fingers a little massage using Vaseline. This not only helps to moisturize my nails but also acts as a cuticle softener.

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For more stubborn cuticles, I would use Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover. :)

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This is where the fun part begins, you only need to push back the cuticles to the ends of the nail beds. I won’t advise to cut them off, in case you might hurt your nail beds by accident. Also, once you cut the cuticles off, you would have to continuously to cut them off… The cutter that I own mainly is for hard to remove nails or hanging nails and dead skins.

Next, I would wash my hands and apply my hand cream to seal the moisture again.

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Which would make my hand and nails look like this…

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So, here comes the finishing touch. I always like to give a booster to my nails so they can grow stronger and healthier. I would want to apply an essence or a tonic, in this case, I applied Sally Hansen Hard as Nails essence.

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Don’t they look healthy and shiny? My happy nails! :)
Ta-da! Here’s my steps for pampering my fingers once in a while. At times, I would even soak my nails into baking soda and a few squeeze of lemon solutions to get rid of any yellow stains from the nail art/ nail polish. Remember to wash your hands after you have soak for about 10-15mins. ;)

Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

Brunch at Epicurious

October 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

Good morning everyone!
It’s a long weekend and I’m loving it! How are you enjoying your long weekend?

The other day, Kelvin & I decided to go for a good brunch after exercising.

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Please pardon the unglam picture of us. We tend to become lazy during long breaks. :p
On top of that, this heavy down pour isn’t helping. Making the both if us even more sleepy!

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Anyway, time for some good food! (*I’m sure by now many of you would have know how famous and how good the food taste! So I shan’t waste the introduction…)

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Gosh! It’s making me hungry now. To be honest, I’m not much of a big eater and this portion is huge! I consider this a hearty and fulfilling meal! :))

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When we left it was still raining, look how dark it is.

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Look at how happy and satisfied we are!

Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

The Braided Tales: The Alice Pearl Collection

October 5, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone!

I’ve got good news to announce!
For those of you who have miss the chance to purchase The Alice Pearl collection, The Braided Tales has open up the Back Order for the collar choker and the earrings (in blue)!

Personally, I really love pearls! It’s simple yet classy. So it can easily help to turn your look from normal/causal to chic with a hint of elegance. 😉

Look at the gorgeous Pearls!

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These are my latest addition to my own collection. Hee hee.
How to say no to this?! It’s a love at first sight!

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If you look closely, notice it has a small crystal on each ends! How nice! :D
I have been wearing the Alice Pearl collar choker consecutively for days!

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And of course the Alice Pearl earrings is also a hit in my must-have lookbook!

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I don’t know about you but this collection is definitely worth the keep! I can see myself still wearing it for the next 5 years! Hahaha!

So hurry, place your orders and secure the items here.
Back Orders will be closing on the 8 October, Wednesday at 6pm!

Psst! Did you know they have upgraded their website? Visit them at www.thebraidedtales.com for more informations. Join their mailing list or follow their Facebook and Instagram for latest updates.

Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

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