Thursday, 11 February 2016

Love & Co. - Wedding Bands, Engagement Rings, and other Gifts of Love

I've never really walked into a jewellery store, especially those with big names that sell diamonds and wedding bands. Well maybe once when I wanted to buy a ring for my pinkie (they say wearing one at your pinky helps to ward off 小人 (people who try to hurt you, behind your back or otherwise). Or maybe as a kid when grandma or Mummy wanted to buy gold bracelets and stuff and I had no choice but to be there. But that was it. 

Because well, I always thought these kind of shops are just for people looking to buy rings to propose to their girlfriends or for couples to buy their wedding bands. And since I have been nowhere near marrying I don't go to these shops.

So it happened that not too long ago, I was invited to Love & Co. to check out their new LVC Charmes Love Story locket collection. And thus this marks my virgin experience at a proper jeweller, where I actually try on stuff! Yay! #achievementunlocked

I love how you can customise each sapphire glass locket to include up to 4 charms which could have some significance to the wearer. It could be a simple I ♡ U like what is shown, or you can choose your initials and include numbers like your anniversary date. It has a little key at the side, which means it's also suitable for a 21st birthday gift. You can buy a charm for every special occasion too! So like maybe 2 initials for yourself and your partner, and your babies' initials as they arrive! (I'm assuming if you intend to stop at 2. But please have more babies if you want to!)

Looking through all the different charm options.

They have this interactive site where you can go and customise your very own locket pendant just to see how it'll look like prior to your purchase at the store. There you can look at the charms available, and you can have a visual idea of how the rose gold locket will look with the white gold letters, or how the white gold locket with diamonds will look like with your selected charms. Go check it out at  http://love-and-co.com/ourlovestory.


Here I've done one with the rose gold locket, my initial (S for Silver) as well as my dog's intials (A for Alton). I've also added the little heart which means Silver ❤ Alton and a little ribbon, just because it looks nice. =D 

4 charms is the max. Cos it'll look too cramped and any more just won't fit.





Love & Co. specialises in bespoke bridal jewellery and wedding bands, and well, since I was obviously not there to buy anything, I HAD to take this chance to try their rings on. Because who knows when I'll get to again?

Come to think of it, most girls don't get a chance to try on their engagement/proposal rings. The guy proposes, the ring is already purchased and presented right in front of you, you either accept or you don't, yes? Most of the time it's just the guys who get the torture fun of shopping for the proposal ring!

Or you can, just for the heck of it, bring your guy into a jeweller and try on rings just for fun. *Or if you're a guy, bring a girl in and let her try just for fun. I won't do it myself though, because it's so awkward, and it's supposed to be a surprise. But you can always try. =)

*Do it only if you are actually serious about wanting to marry her someday okay, don't be zek ark and get someone's hopes up then crush it.

Their signature LVC Lovemark range.

❤❤❤!
Personally, I think a simple ring like this is very nice already. It's timeless, it's classic, it's simple and doesn't get too over-the-top. *hint to whoever may decide to propose to me and keep me for life in the future*

Taking the opportunity to look at their wedding bands too! 



 I've never looked at a diamond and understood what each cut means. Because to me, they are all just sparkly. Next time you visit, ask to see close-ups of the diamonds to see the differences.

Every LVC Lovemark diamond is Ideal Cut, which means to say it is "Excellent" in proportions, symmetry and polish. Which also means it's really sparkly and of amazing workmanship. 
Wow.
This is pink because they used a pink filter, so you can see the cutting clearly.

Each LVC Lovemark diamond also comes with its very own exclusive LVC Lovemark as well as a unique identification number, inscribed at the heart of the diamond. This is invisible to the naked eye, and can only be seen with a special LVC Lovemark viewer.

See that?

That is so cool! This is great because you know, if for example, you need to pawn off your ring, and then check whether it's really yours when you get it back? Like just a good way to know that this diamond is exclusively yours. =D

Something Special for You

Valentine's Day is coming. Get your special someone a little gift of love. I'll do you a favour, quote "LVCxSilverAng" and get S$100 off at any Love & Co. showroom. 

Offer valid till 30 April 2016. ♡

You can first check out the collection here --> www.love-and-co.com.

Love & Co.

Lots of Love,

Monkey Year Resolutions

I've somehow gotten so caught up being busy that I totally missed making my 2016 resolutions. Okay I've been really away from blogging. Too many reasons why, but I'm back. =D

It's the 3rd day of the Chinese New Year, and I think it's not too late to make my New Year resolutions. We always make them, and then keep them for a week or 2, and somehow life/laziness takes over and these well-intended resolutions get neglected or ditched. Still, it's always fun to make them, and you never know when just one resolution could change your life. 

I'm making just 5 this year so that I will remember them and make it easier to keep them.

I've neglected my body quite a lot the last year due to a tear in my left gluteus maximus (in other words, that huge muscle which is my left butt that extends to my upper back and side thigh) more than 6 months ago. I tried running 5km today, and that left butt still felt funny, but I'm going to try to rebuild and recondition the muscles so they get stronger with time.

Another effort to keep my body healthy. I've been so bad with hydration that I could go an entire day on maybe one small glass of water. I read a recent article that suggested drinking water could help with dark eye circles. I'm a walking human panda if I don't have my concealer. An aesthetics doctor friend once told me that dark eye circles are really incurable, especially if they weren't caused by shadows. I'd like to test this out and give hope to the panda people around me. I bought a 0.95 litre bottle from Cotton On last week (that wouldn't close properly zzz). Hopefully that keeps my new drinking habit in check. ;)

I've been terrible at keeping time. For appointments, work, anything. Like I can tell myself I need to be out the house by 7am, and then 7am comes and I remember I need to do something else before I can go. This year I aim to be 10-15 minutes early for all my appointments. Which also means I need to organize my time better.

 More money for the future. Which translates to earn more, and save more. 
都幾歲了。 It's about time.

Decide to accomplish 3 things every day. (Not including any of the above resolutions.) Studies show the most productive people set out 3 goals for themselves daily. Ones which would make me feel successful and accomplished when completed. So I've ordered a personalised planner like this one which I've been using the past year, and somehow having a planner I enjoy using helps me plan my day better. ^.^

So there, my 5 resolutions for the year. I have others of course, but these 5 are my must-keeps. I hope you are keeping up with your own, if not, it's not too late to revisit them or make new ones now. 



Monday, 8 February 2016

新年猴!!!

Happy Chinese New Year!

It's been a good year of the goat! I've done a number of things that I'm pretty proud of - acted in my first movie (not as a cameo ok), started gigging at pubs (something I've always wanted to do cos I feel the experiences help me to improve), started being more regular on a Taiwanese talk show WTO姐妹會, and recontracted my endorsement with Allure Beauty, amongst other things, so I'm truly grateful for all the opportunities given. Namaste. (Yes I tried Yoga for the first time in my life too.) =)

I think the greatest thing that happened for me in the goat year is that I've made peace with a very dear friend I thought I'd lost for good. =D It's like 一大塊石頭終於放下來了, without even knowing you've been carrying it around. Sometimes life happens in such a way that it all somehow will find a way out in the end. I don't really know how it will go from here, but I have a pretty good feeling about it. ❤ 

So the last day of the goat has me and my mum frantically cleaning the house,  with her somehow accidentally flooding the living room and me accidentally breaking a vase and stepping on shards along the way. Oh well, that means all the bad that was supposed to happen has happened and gone! Phew!

Me after spring cleaning. Or rather after cutting my foot on a broken glass. Lol! 

Speaking of bleeding I donated blood yesterday! It's true you know, what they say about giving making you feel good about yourself because you know somehow you've helped or will help make someone's day. 

video
Took me just 7 minutes to fill this bag up! #soproudofmyself
By the way, blood donation is not as scary as it seems okay. It's a really straightforward process, and you don't feel the pain at all. Just watch the TV, or play with your phone. You won't even know the needle's in. And you'll feel proud of yourself for helping to save someone's loved one in the end. =D

I'm in a really chirpy mood because well, it's CNY, and also because every fengshui source tells me this year will be really good for me. It's a big thing okay, especially since I've been 犯ing太歲 for the longest number of years lol. Or that I have to maintain low profile and just 安分守己 and not take risks and stuff. FINALLY 輪到我出人頭地了!YES! 

I haven't made my 2016 resolutions yet, but I think I have a list brewing and I intend to keep them this year. For now, I'll go have a good rest. Waking up at 7:30am to 拜年 later! Goodnight world!

Saturday, 6 February 2016

It's a Good Day

Today, I am a happy person. 

Really glad to have you back, old friend. =)