Alive Museum

18 Aug

When I told a friend that we are going to the Alive Museum, he whistled over my above the knee sundress. “Lovely dress”, he said with a naughty wink, “but what a pity, it is going to spoil your experience.” Turned out that he did not have a good time during his visit because his girlfriend had dressed too sexily and found it awkward to pose with some of the paintings. Also, they have exhausted their cellphones at the very beginning and missed out the fun from the rest of the museum. So, his advice was: 1) wear pants, unless you don’t mind to be snapped as one of the attractions; 2) power up the camera, capturing, or rather, posing for the moment is bulk of the fun.

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Alive Museum
Alive Museum is Korea’s original and the biggest chain of Illusionary Entertainment Museum. With a total size of about 10,000 square feet, the museum housed some 84 artworks that are hand-painted and hand-crafted by the artists from South Korea and is looking forward to increase the paintings to more than 100 by early 2015 through the Singapore 50 project.

Although the Alive Museum is here to stay, they will be changing 30% of the paintings in every 12 – 18 months as well as making seasonal additions during festive like Christmas, New Year…

Now, let the fun begins!

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1 use 2 1 use 4 We were initially a little apprehensive about how to get it right but not to worry, besides an example at the side of each artwork to show you how to pose, there is also a photo point that supposed give you the best illusionary effect.

1 use 12 1 use 11Such art pieces need you to down on the floor to get the desired effect,  that explains why wearing pants is more appropriate..

1 use 3 1 use 5 1 use 7 1 use 8 1 use 10And our heartfelt thanks to the lovely crew who has walked us around and took these photos for us.

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1 use 6Address: Suntec City Mall #03-372 (Between Tower 3 and 4)
Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily (Last Admission at 9pm)
Ticket Price: $25 for adults and $20 for children between 3 – 12 years. 
Promotion: Book online at Alive Museum Website using promotion code - aliveopen at checkout for 20% discount
 

Stayaction: Holiday Inn Express Orchard Singapore

16 May

I know, I know, I shouldn’t push the blame to an innocent cat but I don’t only share the same birth date as Garfield, I bear its personality trait: Procrastination. And I have procrastinated too much, and for too long. I have intended to put up the post during my stayaction but because of my procrastination, it was half written and have struck in my C drive till now.

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Anyway after the disastrous family trip to Taiwan back in September 2013, I have decided to reward myself with a little stayaction at Holiday Inn Express Orchard Singapore.

Checking into the hotel on a Friday, I have the entire afternoon on my own and I love it! Though Holiday Inn Express is nested right in the bustle of Orchard Road, my cozy room is tranquil of peace and I simply love being alone in the solace and quietness of this unfamiliar space.

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With 221 well designed room for the frequent travelers in mind, Holiday Inn Express Orchard Singapore is more of a business hotel so there isn’t any sort of luxurious spa, posh swimming pools or swanky gym but with the whole of Orchard Road within reach, that isn’t necessary and I greatly appreciate the spacious room, comfy bedding as well as the free wifi throughout the hotel and the option of Express Start or Grab & Go Breakfast provided by the hotel.

The main lobby

The main lobby

The Breakfast Area

The Breakfast Area

My Spacious Room

My Spacious Room

My Work Corner

My Work Corner

The View From My Window

The View From My Window

My Favorite Cozy Corner

My Favorite Cozy Corner

Dermal Therapy Hand Balm

16 May

When my sister quitted school a decade ago, I decided that without a good academic qualification the best way for her to make a comfortable living would be using her hands and funded her to be trained as a nail technician. Ironically, I hardly ever step into her salon to get a manicure done. That is because I have a pair of ugly hands that I would rather hide them in my pockets. It is puzzling that the skin of my hands is simply so much drier than other parts of my body. The skin on my fingertips is dry and scaly and my hands are so rough that I don’t blame people for mistaking me as a construction worker when shaking my hand for the first time.   

It doesn’t helps that my skin is also very sensitive and allergic to many household detergents and such and even a brief contact with these cleaning agents would often causes my skin to itch, but since I am not destined to be a tai tai and neither do I have the privilege of a domestic helper, household chores are unavoidable and hence my hands are always red from the constant scratching.

In case you are wondering why didn’t I try to treat the problem, of course I do! I have tried all sorts of remedy and I have countless tubes and bottles hand lotions and creams lying around the house, in my bag and on my office desk but most could only offer temporary comfort.

 

Dermal Therapy Hand Balm

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Promises visible results in just 3 days, this hand balm is specially formulated with:
~ 10% Urea to increase water uptake from the dermis layer of the skin and enhances the skin’s water bind capacity,
~Vitamin E to condition the skin from free radical damage,
~ Shea Butter that contains natural soothing and moisturizing properties to keep skin soft, smooth and supple, and
~ Aloe Vera to moisturizes and heal dry and cracked skin. Besides that, Aloe Vera being a natural healing agent would also treats burns, blisters, insect bites and allergic reactions. 
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Since it is a balm, I was initially worried that it would be too rich and greasy for comfort and indeed it is rich so a little goes a long way but it is not at all greasy. Instead it is ultra soothing and I like how it nurses the dryness and makes my hands feel so velvety soft and supple upon application.

The light scent is easy on the nose but the best thing is that the hydrating effect is super long lasting so I need not have to re-apply after each hand wash and twice or thrice application is sufficient to sustain the entire day and yes, the balm has really worked what it claims and my very dry and chapped hands have healed just in days!

Dermal Therapy Hand Balm is available at all leading pharmacies and for more product information, please visit their website and like their facebook for updates.  

 

2B Mask for Face

24 Apr

In my younger days, people tend to describe me as baby-faced, which translates to having a round and chubby face. Although I would occasionally ask the hair stylist for a hairstyle that frame my face but I didn’t particularly bother about having a round face. In fact, I was secretly pleased that the chubbiness has given me the advantage of looking more youthful than my peers. Furthermore, the beauty scene wasn’t dominated by the Korean V face standard back then.

However as age silently robbed my youth day by day, it has also devilishly took away the elasticity and firmness of the skin bit by bit and before I knew it, my once prided youthful appearance has already eroded to one large, sagging face that I detest..

After risking with all sorts of slimming products, thanks goodness that I finally discovered 2B For Face a couple years ago and I have harnessed great results with the daily use of the essence. Not only that it has helped to refine my facial contour, it works incredibly well in reducing the flabbiness of my double chin too. 

With such great efficiency, it is no wonder that 2B For Face has quickly become a hit among celebrities and the everyday women. The product is so hot selling that they are practically flying off the shelves the moment they are displayed.   

2b-for-face-2To supplement the result even further,  2B Alternative has introduced another amazing product: 2B Mask For Face

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While the essence is formulated as a daily skincare, 2B Mask For Face is developed more for weekly use. It has an unique 3D lock design that triple locks all slimming target points of the face to further enhance the facial corrective and reshaping effects.

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While opening the mask, I am surprised to find how steep the mask is immersed with essence. The material of the mask is thicker and of better quality than many of the paper masks found in the market. The texture is comfy on hand feel and I like that it has slits to allow the mask to adhere to the facial contour closely.

Targeting the below part of the face and chin, the mask is divided in three portions with hooks that secure the mask to the ears comfortably and allows me to move around freely.

The lifting and firming effect is almost instant and I am utterly impressed by how it has helped to define and make my face seems sharper looking upon removing the mask during the first application! 

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Besides using the mask once a week as per suggested for maintenance, I would apply the mask for three consecutive nights before an important event in order to look my best. And apart from that, this 2B Mask For Face mask is also the emergency weapon that I use whenever my tired face need an instant firm up.  

I am hooked! But hey, before you take my word for it, do check out what Hong Kong ‘TVB’ TV Channel celebrities have to say in this video:  

For more information, please visit their Official website: http://www.2blife.com/ and like their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2Bslimming for product updates. 

Before I sign off, here’s to share a clip on the production process from 2B Alternate’s lab.  

Dermal Therapy Blistop

16 Apr

My relationship with heels has always been a love-hate affair. 

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 A pair of stilettos could instantly adds height and complete an outfit but walking on heels gives me blisters and ugly scars thereafter. It is a pain having to drag my feet all day and I certainly don’t enjoy sticking plasters here and there. But then again, I am also not prepared to step into the boardroom or the ballroom with a pair of grumpy flops either. And so my feet have continued to endure my torture as I balance each step with grace and pain until Dermal Therapy Blistop came to the rescue. 

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Formulated with Dimethylether, Menthol and Acrylic co Polymer, Dermal Therapy Blistop is a blister prevention spray that envelops the skin with an invisible elastic veil that offers instant protection and prevents blisters from forming due to friction. It is transparent so it is invisible on the skin and it will not stain or leaves any residues. Being micro-aerated, skin remains breathable and this invisible, water resistant film does not rub off easily, thus offering long hours of protection.

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 The spray is easy to use. All you need is to shake well, hold it 5 – 10cm away and spritz on your toes, ankles and any areas of your feet that would usually get blisters. Do so on dry skin and wait till the mist is completely dry before wearing your socks or shoes. The mist will form into a transparent wrap and envelops your skin within a few seconds. It is almost invisible and though you could feel that something is there, it will not hindrance your movement at all. Like hairspray and other spray products, there is a very slight scent but the smell is not offending. A word of caution though, the nozzle tends to dispense over generously in a single spritz so try to control the dispenser to get the right amount each time.

It is amazing how this invisible film could buffers my skin against friction and allows me to walk in comfort the entire day. It is very convenient and handy I like that it would wear off gradually so I don’t have to kick up a fuss removing it after use. All I need is to lightly peel off whatever is leftover in my shower at the end of the day and that’s it.

Affordably priced at S$11.90, a can of Dermal Therapy Blistop is good for up to 50 applications, I would highly recommend this innovative spray to anyone and everyone who wears shoes at one point or other. And whether you are still battling with your old shoes or planning to conquer the dance floor with your new gears tonight, keep the spray handy and you feet will thank you for the invisible protection.

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Dermal Therapy Blistop is available at: Guardian, SaSa, Watsons, Unity and other pharmacies. For more product information, visit: www.dermaltherapy.com.sg

 

 

 

2B Alternative Into Arm & Body

28 Mar

For a barely 155cm built, I am FAT without a doubt! I have got elephant thighs, water pail waist but what irked me the most are my flabby arms!

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2B Alternative has a series of slimming products that tailored to the different of the body and I am already a huge fan of 2B for Face and 2B Mask for Face but this is the first time I am trying out their other products. 

As its name implies, this 2B Alternative Into Arm & Body is designed to target, well, ARM AND BODY.

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Formulated using a new Heat Deep Penetrating (HDP) formula that activates EGF, HCA, Caffeine and Liporeductyl to burn fat cells, this clear gel is really HOT! I have under estimated the heating power and over applied during the first time and got myself jumping around like crazy for the next hour.

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The burning sensation is quite intense so initially I would be hiding inside the air-conditioned room to keep myself cool but after a while, my skin soon gets used to the tingling sensation and I could even apply it before exercising to tap on the heat to increase metabolism and burn more fats :) 

The good thing is that it does not contains any Chili or Ginger extracts thus it will not cause skin irritation. In fact my skin feels smoother and it is not greasy. I find its light, green tea/minty scent very pleasurable too. 

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It is barely two weeks since I started applying 2B Alternative Into Arm & Body and I must say that I am extremely happy with the result. Not only that my arms are visibly more tone and firmer looking, they have also reduced by an inch in measurement!

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Hmm..looks like I could be bidding goodbye to my ugly flabby arms fairly soon!

Yeah!

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For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Blemish Balm cream

22 Mar

I have always wanted to try this For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Blemish Balm Cream for the long time but when I finally brought a tube as Christmas present for myself from Sephora, I misplaced it even before Christmas arrived and so I never get a chance to try it until now.

2014-03-22 13.15.17 Thanks to For Beloved One, I got a tube flew from Taiwan!

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Formulated with world’s leading pharmaceutical patent Lumiskin ™, ascorbyl glucoside, job’s tears extract and rose hips oil, this For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Blemish Balm Cream not only has the effects of whitening, repair and conceal flaws, it also contains an intelligent tracking color factor that can automatically track and create a soft and natural light perception to give skin a translucent, nude look appearance. 

Other ingredients of the BB cream include Allantoni, Bisabolol and Chamomile extracts. Allantoni, being a natural skin healing agent, could help to stimulate cell regeneration, ease skin allergies and increase skin moisture to soothe and give the skin a smoother appearance. Bisabolol is a plant compound that contains anti-inflammatory and healing effects and could relive skin discomfort as well as improving the skin’s immunity and the latter, Chamomile extracts promotes wound healing, anti-inflammation, anti-bacterial and improve allergic condition.

With such soothing properties, it is no wonder this BB cream is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin and problematic skin. 

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On top of its brightening and repairing benefits, this BB cream works like a chameleon that matches my skin tone while giving me a sheer, translucent coverage. While it cannot cover the huge patch of Melasma on my cheeks completely, it hides my enlarged pores, fine lines and other imperfections.

I like it how brightens up my complexion and gives me a matte finish that creates the illusion of flawless skin. It looks good on its own for a nude makeup effect but it also works well as a base for foundation. 

I noticed that there is a lack of sun protection factor but then again, with its multiple efficiency of Brightening, Repairing and Coverage all in one, this BB cream is absolutely more than what I could bargain for.

I am extremely glad that it does not oxidize after some time and gives me a grayish undertone that some BB cream would.

The thin consistency fluid glides on easily and spreads on evenly so a little goes a long way.  I find the light scent very pleasurable and I especially appreciate how it could pacify poached skin and allow my face to stay fresh throughout the day without touch up. 

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Available from Sephora Singapore at SDG$50 for a 50ml tube, For Beloved One Melasleep Whitening Blemish Balm Cream is a wonderful multi-tasker that every woman sought to have on their dressing table. 

Reve Attractive White Cream

15 Mar

What a dream!

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I couldn’t believe my eyes as I watched myself transforming into Snow White as I applied this Reve Attractive White Cream onto my face!  

With seconds upon applying this milky cream, my dull and complexion begone and my skin has immediately become two shades fairer! The image in the mirror seems to sparkle and beam brightly back at me and I can’t help but wonder, is that magic or what?

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KFDA approved and formulated with Niacinamide, snail secretin filtrate, Morus Alba Roots, Camelia Oil, Arbutin and Vitamin C and free from parabens, talc, pigments,phenoxyethanol, benzophenone, triethanolamine and mineral oils, what this Reve Attractive White Cream can do is incredible!

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http://lifelittletales.wordpress.com/In short, it:
~ Lightens up skin tone
~ Refine dull and rough skin
~ Smoothen lines and wrinkles
~ Repair and aid in healing of scars
~ Lightens spots and pigmentations
~ Protect skin against sun damages and formation of pigmentations
~ Hydrate and anti-aging

 

The best part is that it can be applied on the face, arms, legs and practically any part of the body that you want to lighten your skin tone. 

http://lifelittletales.wordpress.com/Besides the instant whitening that could last for the next 24 hours, this light textured cream is also able to keep skin hydrated and I like how it gives my complexion a bright, radiant glow that looks good even without makeup.

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Need an instant fix for fairer skin? Try Reve Attractive White Cream! Distributed by ibeaute and available at qoo10.sg

Yadah Twin Angel BB Cream with Cheek Tint & Yadah Air Powder Pact

11 Mar

The other day my little 4 year old niece saw this set of Yadah on the table and claimed that it is hers. My 30 year old colleague has asked for them when she saw a picture that I have posted. My mum too, could not resists trying them out so I reckoned that makeup and cute illustration are girly stuffs that appeal to women, no matter what age they might be.

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Yadah Twin Angel BB Cream with Cheek Tint SPF 35/PA+++

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When come to BBs, I dare say that no one does it better than the Koreans. And Yadah, being a typically Korean brand, not only that they do BB cream, they have take it a step further by throwing in a cheek tint on the cap!
 
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I simply love this multi-functional tint! Besides giving my cheeks a light blush, I am using it as a lip tint and even on my eyelids to hold my mineral loose eye shadow powder.
 
Just as multi-functional, Yadah Twin BB Cream is a combination of sun protection, makeup primer, concealer and foundation.
 
Specially formulated with natural ingredients such as mango seed butter and camellia sinensis leaf extract, Yadah Twin BB Cream is 100% free from paraben, artificial coloring, mineral oils, sulphates and animal extracts. It also contains skin soothing and regenerating properties and is able to control sebum and promote fairer and conceal imperfections.
 
Besides being gentle, non comedogenic and suitable for all skin types, Yadah Twin BB Cream’s winning formula is perhaps its efficiency to provide an all-in-one solution that that protect, conceal and cover.
 
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Personally, I find its fluid consistency blends onto my skin easily and smoothly. I like that it feels hydrating and could instantly brighten up my dull and tired looking complexion. Besides giving me the much needed sun protection with SPF35PA+++ , it hides my pigmentations fairly well and gives a very natural finish.
 
My face looks dewy and I am good even without foundation.
 
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Yadah Air Powder Pact SPF 35/PA+++

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I always apply powder as the final step of makeup to avoid ending up looking like a greasy pan in our humid climate. Whether it is loose or compact, powder work as a setting agent that seal makeup and accentuate skin by giving it a smooth, polished finish.
 
Free from paraben, tar color, benzophenone, artificial fragrance, mineral oil, and animal ingredients, Yadah Air Powder Pact contains cactus extract that soothes skin comfortably. 
 
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I like how this moisturizing mineral powder could adhere to the skin and hide the visibility of the large pores and other imperfections even further. This ultra fine powder has a silky texture that gives the skin a matte, flawless finish and I appreciate how my makeup could stay fresher and longer.
 
It is comforting to know that it has SPF35/PA++ so whenever I do touch up,  I am also replenishing my sun protection.
 
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Yadah Air Powder Pact is available in two shades, #19 Light Beige and #21 Natural Beige.
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Also distributed by ibeaute and you can get it at qoo10.sg
 
 

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Whether you are a newbie or you are very much into the Korean trend or you are a busy girl who prefers no fuss makeup, you will appreciate these hard working basics from Yadah.
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Apart from Yadah Twin Angel BB Cream with Cheek Tint & Yadah Air Powder Pact, I am also loving:

Yadah Sweet Milky Tint

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Yadah Mascara

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Yadah Lip Crayon

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Yadah Natural Shampoo

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Gülsha Face Oil

5 Mar

How I can not fall in love with this rose garden in a bottle!

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Though it is oil but the texture of this fluid is so light that it does not feels like oil at all. I like how it could penetrate into the skin quickly and turning my skin into a silky smooth and soft canvas without leaving any greasy residue.

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With the high concentration of 4000kg of Damask Roses in 1L of pure oil and being free from parabens, sulfates, artificial colorings, synthetic rose oil and fragrances, it is no wonder that this skin enhancer would works its magic to oxygenate, balance and rejuvenate the skin while improving the skin’s elasticity, boost its hydration level, aid in healing as well as maintaining the skin’s radiance and softness.  

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Not only that Gülsha Face Oil is very nourishing and hydrating, its healing power is amazing too. In fact, the irritable dry patch on my thighs that I have been treating with argan oil for many months without success has miraculously healed in 3 days!     

While I would use this elixir to pacify of my poached skin whenever it needs an instant boost, I am also using a few drops this highly concentrated essence to massage my face every night after splashing on Gülsha Rose Water. I like how it would work overtime to repair and rejuvenate my skin while I sleep. As a result, my skin would look fresher and feel luxuriously soft and smooth the next morning and I certainly love that radiant glow that I see in the mirror!  

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For the product information, please check out Gulsha Singapore website
http://www.gulsha.com.sg 
and like their Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/gulshasingapore 
for updates and promotions.
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