Thursday, August 13, 2015

Lancome Advance Genifique

The reason why women pay so much emphasis on skincare is to make themselves look younger and Lancome's Advanced Genifique Youth Activating Concentrate is the solution to creating that exceptional light called the youthful aura. 

The radiance and visible luminosity of the skin is the result of a complex interplay between light and the different skin tissue structures - It is the effect of surface  reflection and backscattered inner light

As time passes, fatigue and dryness set in and the skin’s quality is reduced. Light reflection on the skin surface is diminished and inner light is not backscattered as efficiently. With this loss in intensity, this phenomenon has an undisputed impact on the skin’s luminosity.

By improving the structure of the skin surface, Advance Genifique re-activates the skin’s luminosity.

This is also why the Lancome Advanced Genifique is one of the oldest and most consistent products I've been using in my skincare regime. Scrolled through hundreds of photos on my Instagram to get to this photo I uploaded more than 2 years ago. I've been a fan of this product since! 

Simply put, the Lancome Advanced Genifique is a youth activating concentrate that has scientifically proven its effectiveness in repairing and activating 10 visual and tactile signs that characterize youthful skin - Fine lines, coarse wrinkles, radiance, clarity, evenness, texture, resilience, tonicity, firmness and sagginess. 

The Lancome Advanced Genifique is the first and most essential step of my skincare regime as it not only activates and repairs youthful skin, it also increases the efficacy (Up to 3x) of the other products I apply on my face.

It performs a double action on key signs of youth: repairing and activating visible signs for an unprecedented youthful skin result. The Advanced Genifique benefits from Lancome's latest research discoveries & is enriched with a biotechnology-derived ingredient that works in harmony with the skin. So advanced that this formula is patented until 2029. 

Besides its amazing effects on the skin, I also really love the bottle's design! With just one twist, the self-loading dropper picks up the right amount of product for optimal application. How convenient! 

 Refreshing and more enveloping than ever, the Advanced Genifique is instantly absorbed in my skin leaving it firm and bouncy with a soft, silky finish. I like to use it in the morning before make-up because this serum keeps my skin moisturized. 

After a positive experience with the Lancome Advanced Genifique, I was thrilled to be given the Genifique Yeux Light Pearl Eye Illuminator & Eye Concentrate to try!

This is the first serum with a pearl applicator for 360 degree illumination of the eye contour. 

More flexibility and precision with this new applicator. 

I like to use it in the morning as it refreshes my eyes and reduces eye bags. 

3 expert application steps for targeted actions

There is no better time to try this product with it only going at $98 for the 30ml version! (Usual $130)
Only valid until 31st August, while stocks lasts, so wait no more and get yours to experience the youthful aura! 

More information can be found here
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Tuesday, August 11, 2015


Today I'm very excited to share about the Hydrafacial treatment I did with @drjyong a couple of weeks back and I'm absolutely blown away by the results! 

Before I started the treatment, I was briefed that Hydrafacial involves the use of a non-laser skin resurfacing technology, and is the only hydradermabrasion procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously.  

The result? Brighter, plumped skin with no downtime! 

A series of patented hydro-peel tips (3 altogether!) with multiple peeling edges are used to achieve more effective and even results. The unique spiral design creates a vortex effect to easily dislodge and remove impurities while at the same time introducing hydrating skin solutions with potent antioxidants into the skin.  

After my face was clear of make-up, my therapist started cleansing and exfoliating my skin with this vacuum tip. This deeply cleanses the pores and lifts away debris, impurities and dead skin cells.  I could feel a "sucking" motion as the vacuum tip ran over my face and instead of feeling any discomfort, I actually enjoyed it - As if it was a massage! 

Most conventional glycolic peels will leave your skin stinging for a few minutes until they are washed off but the acid peel used in this treatment is so gentle that creates only the faintest tingle. 

The automated vortex effect of this hydropeel tip dislodges and sucks out blackheads, whiteheads and sebum from the pores quickly and painlessly unlike manual extractions. Truth be told, I haven't done any extractions since my first facial extraction experience during my teens because it was so much pain!! 

This vortex-fusion tool infuses an antioxidant and collagen rich serum into the skin to promote elasticity and hydration. 

There wasn't any redness on my face at all! Instead, it felt clean and glowy. 

I was given a chilled collagen mask at the end of the treatment and it was amazingly refreshing! It came into a cool rubbery form after drying and you can see how tickled I was as it was removed from my face.  

All in all, I am very pleased with the results - My skin felt incredibly clean, soft and well hydrated the whole of next week. I also like that I could head out straight after the treatment with no downtime. Thank you @drjyong for this awesome skin treat!
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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Kite Day At Marina Barrage 2015

It was Kite Day at Marina Barrage last weekend and since we didn't have anything planned on Saturday morning, we decided to pop by! 

This is our first visit to Marina Barrage since it was redeveloped and I regret not visiting earlier! 
Just how much were we missing out on?! The gorgeous Singapore skyline filled with kites of various colours and sizes greeted us as we approached the upper deck.

Organized by PUB, fliers from all over the world gathered to showcase their uniquely designed giant kites & outstanding flying skills. In conjunction with SG50, special aerial stunts was performed by kite fliers such as Singapore's Team Airnergy. There were also other activities such as Lolli-drop for the kids, Eco Wind Garden Workshop and Kite Making Workshop - ensuring there is fun for everyone! 

We really wanted to stay for the kite making workshop but we had another appointment in the afternoon so we had to give it a miss. 

It was a light hearted atmosphere filled with tons of smiles and colour. Apart from young families and couples, I also spotted school children taking a walk with some old folks, extremely heart-warming. 

We had so much fun watching and learning from the pros as they effortlessly flew their kites up into the sky. 

We were not only blessed with a good view, the weather was beautiful with occasional breezes as well - Possibly because we were right next to the reservoir.

Don't frown if you missed Kite Day because this SG50 weekend, PUB, Ministry of Social & Family Development and RSAF will be organizing a series of activities!! 

Happening from 7th to 9th August, 8AM to 8PM. 

Activities as follow:

Families for Life Picnic ( 7 & 8 Aug)
At FFL picnics, families will be able to enjoy nostalgic childhood games for Singaporeans to reminisce the good old days, performances by local artistes, as well as carnival stalls and games. The FFL Mobile Café will also be making its appearance at the SG50 picnics, serving complimentary food and beverages. Do visit for more information.

Black Night Aerial Display (7,8 & 9 Aug)
Marina Barrage also offers a good vantage point to catch a spectacular aerial display by The Republic of Singapore Air Force Black Knights – Singapore’s very own aerobatics team – that will be performing for Singaporeans over the Jubilee Weekend!

Carnival Activites (7,8 & 9 Aug)
Flea market stalls will be offering great selection of food, drinks, accessories and lifestyle products. Look out for kids activities, rides and inflatables!

Live Screening of Parade (9 Aug)
Catch the live screening of the National Day Parade with fellow Singaporeans at the Marina Barrage Green Roof. Watch the celebration against the spectacular city skyline and be wowed by the flypass!

Fireworks (9 Aug)
The amazing firework sets against the scenic backdrop of Marina Bay Sands and the business district is not to be missed!

See you if I see you? :P 
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Monday, July 20, 2015


J and I, we've been dating for more than 10 years now and in late 2012, we decided that its time we move towards our next phase of life - Investing in our love by buying a house together.

We finally received the keys to our unit last October and that was when all the sourcing of furniture and renovation works started.

Everything fell into place and we officially moved in just before CNY this year.

 As first time home owners, we are clueless about many things and this is when I received news that PhillipCapital is interested to invest in what matters to me! I was thrilled beyond words to have such an established financial house with global presence trying to fulfil my aspiration!

With 40 years of financial expertise, PhillipCapital has a comprehensive suite of financial products and services that includes broking in securities, futures, foreign exchange, bonds, precious metals and commodities, unit trusts, contracts for difference, exchange traded funds; fund management, managed accounts, insurance planning, regular savings plan, investment research, equity financing and more.

 At this point of my life, what matters to me the most is without a doubt, my new home built together with J. After sharing my aspirations with PhillipCapital, they concluded that it is important for me to protect the property (Home insurance) I live in and the assets within so that I can be relieved of financial stress should the unforeseen happens. (Fire? Theft? Smoke Damage? Etc..)

Most insurance companies only sell insurance from one company while PhillipCapital partners with many different insurance issuers so I was assured that the home insurance I was offered is carefully selected and customized to meet my needs. In this case, the selected insurance company that will be taking care of my needs is Tenet Sompo Insurance under the Home Bliss Coverage.

Some special features that this insurance have include:
- 24-hour home emergency assistance services such as locksmith, plumbing, pest control etc.
- Worldwide Family Personal Liability Extends to cover property owner's liability and tenant's liability
- Expenses for Tracing & Assessing of water seepage (For buildings less than 20 years old)
& many more!

Talk to PhilipCapital at 65311555 or drop them an email at to find out how they can customize solutions to meet your individual needs.Also, there are 12 Phillip Investor Centres around Singapore so if you prefer to speak with a Phillip staff face-to-face, you can do so at your convenience!

Because good things are meant to be shared, PhillipCapital is now helping a few lucky ones to achieve their aspirations! All you need to do is share your aspiration with them and it may just be fulfilled! Wait no more and click on the link HERE to start!

Also don't forget to catch the first ever video J and I did for this campaign below (: 
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Michael Trio

The search is over! 
J and I got our wedding bands customized at Michael Trio some months back and we're are already wearing it :D 

If you would read on, I'll like to take you through our ring-picking process. 

Michael Trio is a Singapore based custom jewellery brand with both online & retail presence.

(Click on image to read more about the brains behind Michael Trio) 

 After launching its online store > HERE in 2013,
(Shopping for rings in the comfort of your own home? Why not!)

They unveiled their flagship boutique at 91 Tanjong Pagar Road last year. Opening hours are from 12PM to 8.30PM daily (Except on public holidays) 

Honestly, we were slightly overwhelmed by the number of designs they carry and didn't know where to start but affable Gin guided us through very patiently and even encouraged us to try on as many designs to find THE ONE. 

J giving his 100% attention to Gin as he explained the various materials/designs 

After a long while, we narrowed down to 3 designs each and this was J's final 3. 
The rings that he short-listed are all very clean and simple just like his personality. 

*GASP* So many eternity ring designs to pick from! 

I was going back and forth between these 2 designs after I kicked my 3rd option out. The eternity ring is absolutely gorgeous (AND SHINY) but I eventually went for the simpler design with little diamonds encrusted at the sides because it'll go with J's final choice better. 

Also because there are already diamonds on the band of my engagement ring, I don't want to look too over the top if I wear them together. 

Happy campers after confirming our choices! 

Added a quote to the rings that best signifies our love <3  

Finalized the ring size & voila, we were done on our part as Michael Trio worked to give us our rings in 3 weeks!

Michael Trio believes in customer satisfaction so we can have a peace of mind knowing that our rings are backed by lifetime warranty. Under their strict quality check and control at every stage of the manufacturing process, Michael Trio guarantee that the product we receive is at perfection in appearance and structure. However, should we experience an issue requiring repair, they will gladly inspect our jewellery and evaluate the problem. If the issue is determined to be the cause of manufacturing defect(s) Michael Trio will address the repairs at no cost. However, a nominal fee will apply if it is determined the damage was caused by wear and tear or accidental misuse.

For boyfriends looking to get an engagement ring, customized or not, I am recommending Michael Trio because I am confident they have the expertise to meet your expectations.

Just 3 simple steps to create a customized engagement ring >
1) Pick diamond
2) Select setting
3) Complete ring 

What I also really like about them is their "Diamond Upgrade Programme" and 30 days return policy.

Should you decide to upgrade your diamond to one of greater quality, Michael Trio will apply full credit of your original diamond purchase towards the purchase of any new certified diamond priced at least twice the original amount or higher. (Of course, this is only applicable for certified diamonds bought at Michael Trio)

To ensure you have time to consider your purchase, Michael Trio offers a 30 days return guarantee. Customers may return any item other than custom or special ordered items within 30 days from the original date of shipment of the product for a full refund (T&C applied) 

It was so much pleasure shopping with Michael Trio, and I already told J that if he decides to buy me more diamonds in future (Ahem) he must first check out Michael Trio :P 
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