Sin Hoi Sai Seafood Restaurant

April 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

You might be thinking why am I eating seafood since I claimed that I am allergic to them. Well, it’s a family outing (to be specific it’s my boyfriend’s side of family).

This restaurant has a good reputation I must say. When we arrived, it was packed with not only the locals but the entire indoor seats were filled with tourists.

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See what I mean? Hahaha. Did you know it is the oldest restaurant in the area? It started back in 1984, where Mr Sim took over the business. I was reading their history and find it amazing that he single handedly cook 6 pots all at once, consider this a feat difficult for even accomplished chefs to attempt! :)
Ok, back to the food. Since I wasn’t able to eat seafood, they ordered my
favourite dish aka pork ribs with marmite sauce! Yummilicious good.

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And amaranth with 3 kinds of eggs in superior stock.

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Of course, they ordered the prawn with herbal soup stock and fish in claypot.

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On top of which we ordered rice, and we we’re fill to the brim! Hahaa. Should have forgo the rice and replace it with the fried vermicelli with seafood.

Although I can’t eat the prawn but the rest was awesomely good! Would highly recommend my readers to give this a try. :)

Address: Block 55, Tiong Bahru Road #01-59, Singapore 160055
Reservation hotline: 6223 0810/6224 3905
Opens daily from 5pm – 5am.

Thank you for reading.
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

First Impression: 3 Concept Eyes Lip Lacquer in Bon Bon

April 22, 2014 § 1 Comment

Hello hello! I am excited to review this rare gem which I happen to stumble upon during my quick shopping at Gurney Plaza in Penang (Malaysia).

Yes, the most hype up Korean cosmetic brand 3 Concept Eyes! (*Scream!!) I had many friends who go crazy on this and some even travel all the way to Korea just to get them. Hahaha.
So I decide to give this a try and see it for myself how good it is.
(*Please note that I am writing during my trip.)

Let’s look at the packaging.

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I really love the packaging, very neat and sleek. You don’t have to worry about spilling because it has a good closing lid.
What I notice is the color in the bottle is exactly the same on the box.
So this really tells you that you get what you bought. Nice!

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This is me WITHOUT it on. Hahaha.

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This is me with the lip lacquer on. I tried adjusting the light in the hotel room, not sure if you could tell. But the color pigmentation is STRONG! So strong that I thought I’ve over apply and had to remove some on my lips. Really love the color pigmentation but I realize the color doesn’t really suit my newly tanned skin (it’s really hot and humid in Penang at this time of the year. Could easily heat 35 degrees and thus I’m tanned.) I shall try to go back to my fair color and apply again.
How it feels on my lips? When I apply, it glides on easily but I do feel a little dry. Perhaps it’s meant to be matte therefore for those who have dry and chipped lips, my advise is you could give this a miss or you could try applying a layer of lip balm and let it set after a few mins then apply the lip lacquer. That’s what I did and I only apply small amount on my lips and spread it with my fingers.
My verdict: I would give this 6.5/10. The color payoff is really strong and good. You don’t have to worry about reapplying after your meals. But my biggest worries is I have dry and chipped lip (easily) so I won’t really gravitates to this new beauty. I pay about SGD$42, maybe you could get this at a cheaper price in Korea. I won’t mind paying this price IF it gives me good color payoff and easy to wear it without having me going through so much hustle just to make it look nice on my dry and chipped lips.

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Well, that’s just my humble opinion about this. I may be wrong about this. It may work better for you. Who’s knows? Hahaha.

Thank you for reading!
Take care and good luck!
<3 Crystal

OOTD: Rach Floral Gem statement necklace

April 15, 2014 § 2 Comments

Hello everyone! Sorry for my “MIA” from this blog. Hahaha. Been super busy with quite a number of things. Yes, work and school plays most of it.
Anyway, it’s been a long time since my last outfit of the day or what I wore post. So here it is:

Rach Floral Gem necklace by #TBT.

Rach Floral Gem necklace by #TBT.

If you have been following me on Instagram, you might have notice this new beauty I have been sharing. For the past 2 days, I keep reaching for this piece. It’s really easy to match with, any outfit, you name it. It can even transform the simplest outfit into something even more chic. :)

Rach Floral Gem OOTD 1

Rach Floral Gem OOTD 1

Rach Floral Gem OOTD 1

Rach Floral Gem OOTD 1

(High-low midi dress from Megagamie, necklace from TBT, wedges from Crocs, Fossil watch)

I have been seeing many bloggers and friends around me dressing with collar and a statement piece. I thought I try this out. Not bad eh… Although, I really need to work on my posing and be bold enough to ignore weird stares. hahahah!

Another way to match this necklace is:

Rach Floral Gem OOTD 2

Rach Floral Gem OOTD 2

(Dress from HollyHoque, necklace from TBT, wedges from Crocs, Fossil watch)

Yes, it’s a little black dress. Simple yet a classic essential piece of clothing you would need. You can never go wrong with black.

The Braided Tales has really caught my attention because not only their products are pretty, but they are also pocket friendly. What make me want to go back to purchase more is that the seller is a very friendly lady. I always appreciates sellers who are empathetic and try their best to work things with you, such as replying your emails within the day, answering all your queries and giving you alternatives. Thank you Sharon! :))

Do check out their website at http://thebraidedtales.blogspot.sg for more products information or follow them on their Instagram, Carousell and Facebook for more updates.

Rach Floral Gem OOTD 2

Alright, I shall end my post here. :)

Thank you for reading.

Till the next post.

Take care and good luck.

<3 Crystal

The Braided Tales: The Bling Collection

April 1, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello everyone, I’ve an exciting news to share. Yup, the title of this blog has already given it away.

The Braided Tales has just launched their 3rd collection: The Bling Collection tonight! WoohOO! I’m so excited because I have never bought any run-stones nor gems kind of accessories before, because I think it’s kind of hard to play around with and I wasn’t sure if the style is long lasting.

No doubt, a few of them had caught my attention. Let me share them with you:

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The Bling Collection

The Bling Collection

(Above photos credits to The Braided Tales, I do not own any of this.)

Pretty eh? So hurry before it’s all sold out!

To be honest, I got really tempted by them! However, in the end I’ve chosen this “baby” instead.

Duch Femme Gem Necklace

Duch Femme Gem Necklace

Not only I love its design, this pastel pink suit this spring/summer season. hahaha! I also really appreciates that the necklace resemblance closely to how it looks like online. So, no worries. :)

Duch Femme Gem Necklace Close Up

Duch Femme Gem Necklace Close Up

Here’s a close up details to share with you. It looks really secure but I want to play it safe as I have a bad habit of throwing my accessories around the room. So what I would usually do it to paint a layer of nail polish top coat onto them. :)

Do visit The Braided Tales website to view more items in the new collection.
Don’t forget to follow them on Instagram, Facebook and Carousell for more updates.

psst! Currently, The Braided Tales is also having a PROMO code via a”Refer for Refer Program”. To find out more, visit their website on http://thebraidedtales.blogspot.sg for more information. :)

Totally in love with my new necklace from TBT!

Totally in love with my new necklace from TBT!

Alrighty, ending off with a picture of me with my new found love. LOL!

Thank you for reading.
Till the next post.
Take care and good luck!

<3 Crystal

Lunch at Paul Maison De Qualité Fondée En 1889

March 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

The other day, I met up with one of my girlfriends for lunch and she introduce me to this traditional bakery. One would think they only provide pastry and coffee/tea. However, they also provide all day breakfast!

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I really love the bread! Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside.

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Surprisingly, it looks little but it is definitely filling.

If you happen to pass by one of their stores, do go in and have a cup of coffee/tea and enjoy their art of breakfast and pastry.

For more information, click here.

Thank you for reading.
Till the nest post…
Take care and good luck!

<3 Crystal

OOTD: White Love

March 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

OOTD: White love

OOTD: White love

(Cotton On top in white, thrifted crochet short in beige, Casio watch, Longchamp bag, Mitju shoes) 

Hello everyone, how was your weekend?
Just a quick update on my latest outfit post. Due to the hot weather, I have been wearing shorts whenever I can. This time, my focus was just playing around with the textures. My rules when it comes to playing with textures, always match a less detailed piece with a busy looking piece. For instance, my top is very simple/less detailed while my crochet shorts is so busy with all the details and with a slightly darker tone which adds a little definition to the whole outfit. And if you are like me, I match this outfit with my rainbow shoe to add a little pop of colour.:P

OOTD: White loveOn the other hand, this is my outdoor shoot done by someone special after a LONG time. If you notice, all of my outfit post are usually done at home. This is one of those rare moments that I could ask someone to take “an artistic/creative” outfit shot. To be honest, it was fun yet awkward at the same time because there were a few people walking pass us and looking at me while he was giving me directions of where to move or to look. Gosh, I need to get use to this. Nonetheless, it was a good try.

Till the next post…
Take care and good luck!

<3 Crystal

Blog Tag: Most Worn Things.

March 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hello lovelies, how have you been?

I thought of doing something new, interesting and fun. By saying fun, I mean why not tag my friends or readers (*and if I may add in bloggers that I follow) and do this to get to know each other better?

This is a tag that I am using from Missglamorazzi on her Youtube channel back in 2012, (*Watch her video here. All credits to her!) and I’m a big fan of hers. I hope she’ve enjoyed her short visit to sunny Singapore. :)

Ok, basically I would be answering the following modified questions for the current month (since we do not have 4 seasons here.). You can choose to follow my question or change the question to suit you. Let’s start shall we? :D

(1) Most worn nail polish
I have been gravitating towards Quarter of a Cent-Cherry by OPI. I don’t know why but I kept seeing red, espcially dark red. I am not a huge fan of nail polishes, and at most I would wear them on for at most 3 days. Yup, I’m weird. hahaha.

Most worn nail polish of the month

Most worn nail polish of the month

(2) Most worn bag
This has to be my thrifted white bag that I got many years back. It is huge enough to put all my belongings and my textbooks for school. As you could tell from the picture, it looks very worn out by me. Oops.

Most worn bag of the month

Most worn bag of the month

(3) Most worn shoes
Oh! This one is easy, my Crocs Leigh wedges in black! It never goes out of style, comfy and light weigh. I always tell my friends that I can practically chase after my bus with these babies on. LOL!

Most worn shoes of the month

Most worn shoes of the month

(4) Most worn accessories
Ok, I’ll start with the earrings. I have been wearing these cute flower ear studs with almost everything that I wear. It’s not too loud and really simple and small. hahaah.

Most worn accessories

Most worn accessories of the month

As for my arm candy, it would definitely be my Casio nugget watch in black. My new collection to my watch family. Also, my horse shoe bracelet from Fossil. I don’t know about you but I have this thing for small and tiny accessories. Heehee.
Last but not the least, my go-to necklace has been this chain necklace from The Braided Tales. I really love their collections and so far I’ve got 2 items from them. Simply because their items are afforable for good quality. So for my readers who love statement pieces, do visit their website to view more items. Do follow them on Instagram, Carousell and Facebook for more updates. :)

Most worn necklace of the month

Most worn necklace of the month

(5) Most worn clothing item
Hmmm… This answer has got to be my white blazer. In my opinion, it’s very chic & easy to match and I can change it to a crop size cardigan. How not to love it?

Most worn clothing item of the month

Most worn clothing item of the month

(6) Most worn hair product
This has to be Kerastase hair oil in Elixir Ultime. I’ve been dying my hair and recently I did even more damage to my hair by bleaching twice and perming more than 3 times for special occasions. Thus, I needed something to treat it. Upon applying this hair oil to my hair, I can feel that my hair is soaking this up and it doesn’t leave your hair greasy nor oily scalp. It gives off a hint of frangrant, nothing too overwhelming. Best part of all, you hair feels soft and silky smooth throughout the day. :)

Most worn hair product

Most worn hair product of the month

(7) Most worn lip product
Ah… This is easy. I am definitely going to say my Dior Addict Ultra-Glow lip gloss in no. 452. It’s “gel lipcare formula, enriched with hyaluronic acid spheres, plumps and moisturizes lips for an intensified volume-boosting effect” (citated from Dior Beauty). This lip gloss isn’t stick or gluey, rather it very smooth/silky and very moisturising too. Love it!

Most worn lip product of the month

Most worn lip product of the month

(8) Most worn eye product
I’ve got 3 to share with you. The first would definitly be my Eye Zone Tinted Color Essence by Ettusais. I use this mostly for concealing my dark circles and pimples, and also for brightening my eyelids.
The second product would be Kanebo Kate Designing Eyebrow Powder. I have always believe that eyebrows shape your face structurally. Can’t leave the house without having any eyebrows, would you?
Last but not least, this would have to be Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner. I thnk making eye contact when having conversation with someone is important, and it would be nice to enhance my eyes to make it look more awake. :)

Most worn eye products of the month

Most worn eye products of the month

Yup, so here’s my take on these questions. Do take part in this and have fun answering and leave your blog address in the comment box below so I could read your post. :) I would be doing more of this in the near future.

The Tag Questions:
1) Most worn nail polish
2) Most worn bag
3) Most worn shoes
4) Most worn accessories
5) Most worn clothing item
6) Most worn hair product
7) Most worn lip product
8) Most worn eye product

I Tag:
Sharon Tung
Cheryl Choong
All my readers
All the bloggers/Youtubers that I am following

P/S: Missglamorazzi, if you are reading this, thank you very much and I love watching your videos.

Thank you for reading! :)
Till the next post…
Take care and good luck.

<3 Crystal

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