Saturday, 31 March 2012

SSparkle Glam: Painless Hair Removal

Remember I blogged about the Soprano Pain-Free Hair Free Treatment sometime last year? I decided to do a vlog review entry on it post treatment. My pits are practically hair-free now, and they should've been gone if I hadn't been so gung-ho and booked my treatments so closely to each other. But I'm glad that whatever hair there is left, it's all baby-fine hair~ Wee~~~

Stellar Medical at Novena Medical Centre (that's where I go) is charging about $1000 for 5 sessions. Considering it's painless and (almost) permanent, I'd say the price is reasonable.

Now, I wonder if Dr Yong does this on the eh hem area... 
(I am really tired of constantly going for Brazilians already.)

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 Shoot & Strip

I have my own online show now! And to be brutally honest I wasn't confident about it at all at first (not that I am super good now of course), but it turned out to be a great learning experience!

It's an online show which talks about technology and ANYTHING gadget-y - product reviews, interviews on people in the industry (cool ones of course) and yeah, you get the idea. I use gadgets, yes, I have my S95 (yeah I know it's not THE latest but I'm not loaded you know?) and my iPhone and my iPad2, but to be honest, I'm just good on the internet-entertainment side. I don't even remember how to write my Visual C++ code or javascript HTML codes.....

So imagine me having to spurt off words like ISO6400, CMOS Sensor, OEV +/-2.0 (what do these words even MEAN???) while sticking to a time limit at the expense of my modesty. Yah, I got to strip and remove one item of clothing should I not complete the product reviews in 1 minute. I have points which I HAVE to include. Production crew, or rather, executive producer of the show, says so. Lan lan *sucks thumb*

So it comes as no surprise that I took about a full hour (or was it 2?) to successfully finish my first product review. Which includes ALL the points I have to say.

(I was hesitant about taking the show on at first also because of this - I was worried it's going to be a sleazy kinda programme. It turned out more funny than sexy. Lol. FAIL!!! LOLOL!!!)

Then again, I get to learn new tech terms which I otherwise would know nothing about. If there's one thing about myself that I really like, it's this positivity towards learning about new things. (Which explains all the cross-cultural dramas and children's programmes! ^.^)

And here we have my virgin strip review. Oh gawd I can't believe I actually agreed to this....

We filmed 2 product reviews in one session. I more or less got the hang of doing a review, but this one had like 18? 19? points I have to say. Plus a conclusion. See me die. Lol~

All these videos can be found on Sync-UP.TV, and there will be new episodes on every Tuesday (which, shit, means I might run out of clothing items. God save me. -.-")

It's a channel which has been around for a while, but which I'm newly introduced to. Do help spread the word okay! I'd be really grateful if you can show your support by visiting the site often. ^.^ 

Need help on deciding if a camera, tablet, or some funny gadget is good enough for you to spend your hard-earned money on, go visit =) 

Friday, 23 March 2012

I Feel Good

I know it sounds simple, but "I Feel Good" more than justifies how I have been feeling the past week.

How it all started: A trip to Batam with Mint.

 Every trip involves a mode of transportation to the ferry terminal, airport, or some other customs channel. Considering the fact that I stay in Woodlands (uber far from Harbourfront), a taxi both ways would set me back at least $50. And I wished I could ride cos per day it would only cost me $1.30 but I had a lotta stuff to carry. So I drove.

And this time, I was THRILLED to remember that the SEAH IM Food Centre Open Space Carpark is a 50cents/half hour carpark. If you've read my earlier post on parking in Singapore, that would mean a full day's parking is only $10 worth of coupons! 

That's 2 booklets of $2 coupons for you. You can get them from the Mama shop at the other end of the food centre, or cross the bridge and go to Cheers on Level 1 of Harbourfront Centre to get them. That was what I did cos I didn't have enough coupons.

Back to the story. Why thrilled? Last week I went to Batam with Angeline (for work la), and parked at Harboufront Centre. It was from 12pm this day to 5pm the next. Not even 48 hours right? Damage on my cash card? $38. 

My heart stopped for a moment when I saw that. Even more expensive than Changi Airport can?!!! Changi Airport has a cap of $17 something per 24 hours. Not Harbourfront Centre.

Now you know!

$20 for 2 days' parking. Savings of about $20. Happy or not you tell me! That's almost half a bottle of the (discounted) Bubble Mask okay! 

Mint has been crazy about Stitch for as long as I remember. No prizes for guessing which one's hers. ;)

And we have the stars for the trip~ Presenting to you Silver Ang~

And Mint Leong~! *drumrolls~*
I hate to admit this, but I feel oh-so-inferior when I look at my chest then see hers. Hmmph!
Oh well, 平胸也有平胸的美啦~
Models are flat too, with the exception of VS models.

Then again, models have legs that go on forever and ever.


Okay reminder: I'm happy. Life is good. ^.^ 

 A sisterly bonding trip is always amazing. I have had the fortune to travel solo with Cheryl last year to Hong Kong, then last week with Angeline to Batam, and then with Mint. And the best part? All these girlfriends know each other now! (Yishi I'm going to have to drag u in too, soon.) I think we can do a holiday together, all of us. 想了都興奮!

 I love boat/ferry rides! The waves swaying the boat like a slow dance~ Then sometimes it gets a little too choppy and then it feels exciting. =D

 Hello Resorts World Sentosa~

Because we were videoing so much for something really exciting that is going to be released in due course, I hardly took pictures. This is like the only picture we took of our activities - first day lunch. Lol.

We ate like 2 rice meals, with JUICE and we ordered an additional Lontong.

Cost us S$10-equivalent, in total. Woohoo!!!!!

 Mint got me this from 25 Hours. Purple strap GEMINI Watch! It's super pretty!

Watch camwhore. Lol~

 And she got one in White too! Hers is a Capricorn Watch. =D

Oh btw if you like one for yourself, there is a contest on Facebook which allows you to win one! Check out the 25 Hours Facebook page for more details! 

I'm really happy, only because I am on a sisterly bonding holiday; We shared so many secrets and talked about everything from private intimate experiences to silly scandals and cheap thrills, and pillow-talked till 4am in the morning when we were already on the verge of making a dramatic crash into Lala-land; had a couple massage together in the same room (have I ever been privately naked with a sister other than in an onsen? No.); We both know what each other was talking about, like a huge connection; She's ever so patient with me while I act stupid on my phone; & because I met one more friend I can connect uber well with.

She makes me laugh~

If that's not enough, I found out the family I left Alton with before my these 2 weeks' travels brought him to see the Animal Eye Doctor Dr Stanley. He's the ONLY vet specializing in eye surgeries in the WHOLE of Singapore, and he's based in Aussieland. Good money for him huh?

Anyway, he's in Singapore, and the family brought Alton to see him.
The doctor had to do an ERG to check if Alton's right eye's retina is still alive. And guess what, the day I returned to Singapore, I was informed that the ERG and the Cataract removal operation have been done.

Because the ERG also involves anesthesia, it wouldn't be good to do it twice, so the doctor decided to do it together. His retina is good and alive! His right Optic Nerve is already damaged, so they can't change a new lens for Alton, and the lens they took out from his eye had already hardened like marble!

See how opaque his right lens had become?

Never mind, so I was shocked right? And I went "How much is the Op? Can I pay you?". I know the op isn't cheap, and I have been saving up to bring Alton to go for the surgery.

What they told me next had me stopping the car and crying nonstop for the next 10-15 minutes -

"Don't worry it's on us. My kids don't want. They want an expensive birthday present for Alton - they pay for it."

I really broke down. Knowing that someone loves Alton the way I would, is something very very new to me. All his life, (except when he was a small little fat puppy) he has had to deal with people being very unfriendly to him, trying to hit him with umbrellas and newspapers, not allowing him on the bed, on the chairs, "because he is a dog". p

Alton is a very very loving kid, and is always friendly to almost everyone. And it always makes me angry when he runs to someone and they freeze and try to hit him or show a disgusted face. Alton's probably cleaner than them la kns.

So knowing someone really loves Alton the way they do, it moved me so much I cried. I cried and I cried. And I have to thank Mint for being there to share that moment with me. Not many friends have seen me tear with joy. In fact I can't remember ever crying because I was so overwhelmed with happiness. It's like first there was the trip, then everything else, and then the good news that Alton can now see clearly.

I'm over the moon.

Alton now has to wear this so he can't scratch his swollen right eye. He's on tranquilizers to sleep, but still very loving. Just that he doesn't have much appetite, doesn't want to play and all. But I'm sure about one thing, as much discomfort as he has, he understands, and he's grateful.

They keep the house dark now so it doesn't strain his eyes.

 I feel like going to visit him and hug him and tell him that everything's going to be okay. I can't, because he's not supposed to get excited or stress out his muscles (which he will with me after having not seen me in 2 weeks, for those who have seen Alton with me).

Thank you Anjli and family. Thank you Mint. Thank you, all those who have played a part in making my week so wonderful.


My Favourite Movie

This is about my favorite movie ever. And it was the only movie I felt did Nicholas Sparks' novel justice. No matter how many people tell me The Notebook (movie) moved them, the movie never touched me like how the book did. A Walk to Remember, however, had me crying each time I watch it. And maybe now I understand why.

This is an excerpt from a speech by Nicholas Sparks himself:

  • "I’m often asked which novel is my favorite, but that’s a question I can’t really answer. It’s like trying to choose between my children, and all I can say is that I like them all for different reasons.

    I can say however, that A Walk to Remember was my favorite novel to write. I enjoyed the process of capturing the voice of a smart-alecky 17-year-old kid. Likewise with Jamie Sullivan. There was something intrinsically sweet about her character that gradually seemed to take over the book. It was also the only novel that made me cry while writing.

    A Walk to Remember was inspired by my sister.

    In many ways, Jamie Sullivan was my younger sister. Like Jamie, my sister was sweet. Like Jamie, my sister had tremendously strong faith. Like Jamie, my sister loved church. Like Jamie, my sister wasn’t popular at school. Like Jamie, my sister was always cheerful. Like Jamie, all my sister wanted in life was to get married.

    And like Jamie, my sister got cancer.

    Like Jamie, my sister met someone. And like Landon, there was a long period of time when this fellow couldn’t imagine himself marrying a girl like her. And yet, in the end, he couldn’t help himself. Even when he knew she was sick, even when he knew that she might not make it, this man asked my sister to marry him.

    It was just about the sweetest thing that’s ever been done for anyone, and I suppose I wrote this novel not only so that you could get to know my sister, but so that you would know what a wonderful thing it was that her husband once did for her.
    Sadly, my sister died in June 2000."

Have you read, or watched this before? I have, at least 5 times. 

Monday, 19 March 2012

SSparkle Glam: Giveaway, & Pre-Mum's Day Special


Kiehl's has a new series of products! And I was lucky enough to be one of those invited for their exclusive intimate bloggers' event!

Making me feel special by hand making their invites! 

So what's it all about? Basically, they have come up with an extended range for their Dermatologist Solutions products - Clearly Corrective™.

We all know the goodness of Vitamin C. Protection from UV radiation, DNA repair of damaged & cancerous skin cells, aids in skin exfoliation, stimulation of collagen production thus lessening fine lines and wrinkles, as well as regulation of melanin production - all to give you that healthy, fair-skinned glow.

Kiehl's, the brand which started as an apothecary with a history dating back to 1851 (that's 161 years!!!) has gone one step further in their research, introduces their ACTIVATED C!

  • Rapid delivery of a unique anti-melanin trifecta. Activated C not only prevents the production of tyrosinase, the enzyme essential for melanin production, it also slows down the transfer of melanin to surrounding keratinocytes and swiftly disrupts existing ‘clusters’ that have yet to migrate to skin’s superficial layers. 
  • Highly stabilized, concentrated, completely clear formula. Activated C has a small molecular structure that penetrates skin efficiently and quickly. And unlike classic vitamin C, it’s 100 hundred percent bio-available and doesn’t require an enzymatic process to become activated, allowing it to ward off oxidation and remain potent. 
Oooooo~~~~that means it works a lot faster, meaning I can get fairer sooner! YAY!!! 
Plus, it won't oxidize! Wait, you mean my other Vitamin C products do!?? O.O *worried*

Here is the full range of the Clearly Corrective™ Series:

 And yup! This is their Star Product! I am a whitening freak, and the fact that I am no longer as fair as I used to be has me forever in search of a good whitening solution, especially for my freckles.

Yeah I know, dry skin that needs good hydration, freckles and tanned skin resulting from filming and wanting to be fair again, fine lines needed to be gotten rid of, wants my face smaller, yada yada...the list goes on... Lol~ 


 Theme was white, and only after I was dressed up was I reminded that the theme was white, so I ran back to my room & threw on this lab-coat lookalike thing. Fashion faux pas of the day. Lol~

Star of the day~

 Explaining to me how to best use the products in sequence.

 The last step is of course sunscreen! =D
(Picture not shown above as the sunscreen is the normal range & not Clearly Corrective™.)

Towards the end of the event I got fed up with my "lab coat" and took it off. Lol~ 
Because I humsup, want a nice picture with one of the pretty Kiehl's boys - James~ 
*stop salivating already Silver!*

Yeah, he's my type. 
NO LA KIDDING LA~~~ *nervous laugh*

Eh hem *wipes drool*, okay next...

Then the beautiful twins Hayley & Jayley came! 

With the new addition to their family - Bui Bui, the cutest Pomeranian puppy ever!!!!!

 So innocent-looking OMG *melt*

They say dogs resemble their owners, just like how people tell me Alton looks like me. I take it as a compliment because Alton is a good-looking dog. 

And I really really think that you can tell this cutie belongs to the Woo twins - fair-skinned, innocent-looking, with a slight smile to its face like how they always wear their smiles!!!

The twins, Nuffies, me & Bui Bui!

A token from Kiehl's for me to try!

Kiehl's has always been big on sampling, letting their customers try their products in sample sizes so that they know which products work for them. Also, they are so confident in their products that they believe once people try them, they will come back for the full-sized deal. ^.^

I like brands like that. 

Want to get these samples? 

Like Kiehl's SG on Facebook. You will then be prompted to enter your name, mobile number, email, & the blog you were directed from (in this case, mine? ^.^). An SMS certificate will be sent to you. Flash it at any Kiehl's outlet within 7 days to redeem the Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution sample after a complimentary skincare consultation. 

Bonus: Stand a chance to win a $200 product hamper weekly upon redemption!

If you choose to do a review after sampling, you may submit the review on the Kiehl's SG Facebook page as well. The best review each week will win a bottle of bottle of Clearly Corrective™Dark Spot Solution worth $90!!!

Oh, any purchase of the Dark Spot Solution will be rewarded with a Healthy Skin Essentials Starter Kit!

Psst...first email to reach me at wanting the Dark Spot Solution sample will get it in the mail from me direct! 

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Really, it's not rocket Science. What it takes though, is plenty of patience for experimenting.

How I usually wear this outfit.

Just a boring black tank, spiced up with a hat, bangles, and that's probably about it.

I sent this picture to my EP for approval for a shoot and he was like "Got any other top to go with the green cardi?"

So I spent the next 1 hour flipping through and changing in and out of different combinations.

Tadah! Tank top changed!

Then I found a super lao lao grey singlet top that I stopped wearing because it would just rest below the boobs. Defeats the purpose of wearing anything la. -.-"

I threw it on over the tank.

For some reason this look can work!
Though it still looks empty...

Throw in an interesting belt. HA! The look's coming together!

Like I said, don't be afraid to experiment. This is with a different belt. Nah~ Fail~

Play with your accessories for added effect. 

Spend a Sunday or something just going through your wardrobe, trying together things in combinations you've never done before. You'll be surprised at what you can put together~

I changed a cardi, and swapped the jeans for leggings and grey shorts.

Belts, necklaces...earrings. Have fun! You're home, so no one's going to see what the hell you're trying to do, and no one will laugh if you put together an outfit that will have ONLY you frowning upon. 

Yeah I know~ The things I get up to at home. Now you know how I spend some of my free time. Lol~
Take pictures of combos that work. This way when you're up late and panicking because you gotta dress up for something, just refer to the pictures and you're settled! =D



 Yeah I know Mother's Day is like in May, but hey, CNY feels like it's just over? Or Valentine's Day? And before you know it, Mum's Day will be here and you'll be walking around town not knowing what to get her.

So before that happens, I got good stuff to share with you! 

You know I wrote about the Time Curator series some time ago right? Yup for those who are unfamiliar with the Time Curator Series by Hankook Cosmetics, it's basically skincare with Botox in it. Well technically speaking it's Argirilene which is a Botox alternative but it works the same way. And the best part? You don't have to inject it, it erases lines, your face will look slimmer and firmer. If you've already had jabs done, this line of skincare prolongs the effects.  

Sounds too good to be true? You haven't heard the best part - it's cheaper than Botox jabs, and a set can last you 9 months. (Botox can last you frm 3-6 months.)

MORE Good news! Hankook Cosmetics has come up with (yet another) Promotion! And this is a Pre-Mother's Day Special! I'm sure there will be one for Mum's Day but what I'm also sure of is this offer will be much better. ^.^

You guys have any idea how much this thing originally costs? Let me break it down for you okay?

Time Curator Toner: $158
Time Curator Emulsion: $164
Time Curator Eye Cream: $203

Total = $158 + $164 + $203 => $525

The Pre-Mother's Day Special entitles you to a 20% discount off this whole set, making it only $420. 
What's more, you get to have the Time Curator Night Cream (worth $213) & the 1 Ampoule & Eyes Essence Mask (worth $59.70), FREE~!!!! 

THEN THEN THEN!!! (Pardon my excitement because I'm so glad my readers get to enjoy this!!!!)
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Username: HankookC
Password: HankookC

to enjoy ANOTHER 30% OFF the whole deal!!!!!!!!!!

So in total, you only pay $294 for the Time Curator Toner, Emulsion, Eye Cream, Night Cream & 1 Ampoule & Eyes Essence Mask, which would originally cost $797.70!!!!

Now, any good product needs a special set of instructions on the best way to use it for best results. You've paid good money for the Time Curators (or you are going to), and I thought it'd be a good idea to teach you guys the best way to use them for maximum efficacy. I actually met up with the consultants behind Hankook Cosmetics and had them teach me exactly how to use what, and I am going to share them with you.

It's an intimate sharing session, totally informal, and I welcome you to bring your Mums and Aunties along. Apart from getting to try and learning how to use the stuff, you will also be able to bring samples home to try them out if you're still not convinced at the end of the session! Though I'm pretty sure you'll be as bought over as I am by then. ;)

You'll also be able to purchase the full set at the special price of $294 at the end of the session, and get your items on the spot. (Usually you'd have to wait up to a week for delivery!)

I really want your Mums to come along with you. Make them feel beautiful even before this Mother's Day comes. ^.^

Okay, one more reason to come for this sharing session. They are going to launch a REALLY AMAZING thing which is going to make your face smaller and the will make the Time Curator work wonders. 

I'm going to show you a very tak-glam picture of me, but I don't care because I'm just so excited about the results:

I used a face-slimming product on one side of my face. Can you tell which side? 

In this picture I am not purposely smiling in a crooked one-sided senget manner okay. I used the item on the right side of my face (which is the left side of the picture), and the right side IMMEDIATELY BECAME SMALLER!!!!!!!!!!!! In less than 2 minutes!!!!!! (Actually probably less than 1!)

You noticed that the right side of my face is not as fleshy as the left side, around the jaw area? Mint tried it too and left it like that with only one side done. Half a day later her face still looks smaller on the side she did! Meaning to say the results actually LAST!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, this mystery product is going to be revealed at the sharing session. So DO COME!!! I PROMISE you it's going to be exciting! You get to try this mystery product too! ;)

What are you waiting for? Sign up ALREADY!!!!
And remember to bring your Mummy/Auntie/Granny dearest! 

Pssstt~~~ If your fathers/boyfriends are vain and are interested in looking young too include them! ;)

I look forward to seeing you guys! 

Click here to sign up NOW!