Damage Done

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Dec 18th: The rest of my loots from Taobao finally arrived. It’s been like forever since I made my order on 65daigou.com, and tadaaa, I bought like 4 yoga tops/sports bra whichever you would like to call it for my pole class. Previously, I have been alternating the two plain and boring ones, now finally I have more options and choices! And I totally adore that stripped x-back one as it’s Lululemon inspired!

As for the two bottoms, they are from Forever21, I’ve been trying hard to find a high waist denim shorts that could fit my super-hard-to-find-perfect-fit bottom, and I finally I found it (cause i have this bottom curvy, my waist is small and my hips are super wide…) . Spend like $20 plus for the bottom and I think it was worth it. And I’m not ready to get the super ultra short pole shorts so I got myself a grey yoga shorts… cause I’m still a beginner-intermediate in-between levels for pole.

Month of december is forever the month where I’ll splurge on what I’ve save, because there’s sales everyone and there’s so much stuff that I can’t take my eyes off. Haha x

JB Day Trip with Karen!

It’s been like July since I stepped out of the country and finally, I’ve got the chance to do so! Since CNY was coming, Karen and I decided to head to Johor Bahru to do some serious CNY shopping! Though it was just a causeway away, I couldn’t help myself from keeping the excitement for it has been a really long while since I last retail shopped and it is my very first trip out of Singapore with Karen! WOOHOO~

In the late afternoon, we headed off from our place to Kranji MRT Station to board the Bus170 but turns out that the queue was super long and we decided to pay $1 to take CW1 instead to Woodlands Custom. Traffic was smooth flowing and we arrived in Johor in no time! We headed to City Square Mall first to fill our tummy before doing the racks sweeping!

I brought Karen to my usual restaurant, Wong Kok Char Chan Teng, which is located in the Inner City near to Sakae Sushi.

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I ordered this strawberry milkshake, it costed me RM5.90 which was around SGD2.20? It was super good though, not too sweet and creamy smooth strawberry with plenty of strawberry pulps at the bottom and topped with a swirl of yummy whipped cream! (Damn those calories, I’ll get rid of them later. Dig in first!)

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Karen was craving something hot and soupy so she ordered this chicken mee sua soup but turns out it was beehoon, stil it tastes really good!

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I ordered this, chunks of chee cheong fun slices in minced pork egg omelette for RM9.80! I know it looks and sound weird and unappetizing but trust me, it taste a million times better than it looks!

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Being an avid Baskin Robbins fan, I tugged Karen along to accompany me to have a big scoop of Caramel Toffee ice-cream! Ice-cream cravings satisfied, we headed off to start our CNY shopping!

In City Square Mall, there are plenty of shoe shops that I would usually visit like Summit, Fabiano Ricco, Mixit and a nameless shop tuck in the middle of Inner City which I frequent most often. I managed to get a pair of classic Mary Jane strap wedges from Inner City and eye-candied several pairs of sandals which in the end I did not get.

One of the major disappointment was that the popular Malaysia departmental store- Padini had shift to next door shopping mall Komtar and it shrunked in size with less product offering than previously in City Square. I was super disappointed as I didn’t managed to get anything.  Then again the former space in City Square was took over by H&M!!! *squeal in excitement*

Although there may be less products available in Malaysia outlet than the one in Somerset or Ion Orchard, the prices were way cheaper than Singapore’s. NO, WAY WAY WAY CHEAPER!

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This one that I tried on, was written RM49.90 on the pricetag which is around SGD18.75! Can you believe it, a pretty tube swirl dress for only that price? I bet it would cost a lot more in Singapore’s H&M. But I didn’t get it in the end because of some stupid drama with the sale assistants at the fitting room. (the service there was disastrous by the way)

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I tried on the wrong sizes for these 2 dresses anyway, but still each cost Rm59.90 which is SGD22.50! (Singapore’s H&M is retailing at SGD24.90) I really love the rose one, I might head down to Johor again later this week to get it, if I have the time.

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These are the loots that I gotten from Johor, excluding my Massimo Sweet Corn Bread and Gardenia Tiramisu Twiggies which are my must-haves!

From F.O.S,

1. Lime Green & White Sandals RM22.50 // SGD8.45 (Price after 10% discount)

2. Bow Buckle Belt RM4.50 // SGD1.70 (Price after 10% discount)

Malaysia’s Factory Outlet Store where you can get quality clothes at a fraction of the price! I love shopping at this major huge retail outlet where you can get tshirts from as low as RM10/piece which is around SGD3.75! You should totally go and sweep their t-shirts rack for they are 100% cotton and super comfortable and pretty. Shorts are also selling at Rm70 for 2 which is around SGD13.20 per shorts! PLUS, they are giving away 10% off your total bill as long as you have your passport to prove that you are a TOURIST!

From Chameleon,

1. Fake Eyelashes Rm2.90 per box // SGD1.10

2. Nail Foils Rm3.90 per pack // SGD1.50

Chameleon is the copycat accessories outlet of Sinma which is well-known to Singaporeans. Chameleon sells a huge range of hair accessories to fashion jewelleries like earrings and even statement necklaces. I love heading to this shop since young to get those pretty hair accessories to glam up my hair but now that I’m older, I’ll usually head there to get all the random stuffs like lashes.

From E-Max,

1. Black Glossy Mary Jane Wedges Rm62.90 // SGD23.70 (Price after 10% discount)

One of the locally own shoe shop tuck in the middle of Inner City Level 2. They have the more pretty and trendier shoes as compare to Malaysia popular shoe brands like Summit and Fabiano Ricco. Though some of the shoes quality may not be as good as Fabiano Ricco, I still love getting shoes from there if you know how pick the right one. Plus, they are having lots shoes on sale right now!

From a random convenient store,

1. Pejoy Green Tea Stuffed Pocky Rm2.50 // SGD0.90

2. JoyFruits Chewing Gum Rm2.80 // SGD1.05

Right before I head to the customs, I would usually make a final trip to the convenient store aka Mama shop in Malaysia to get my Massimo Sweet Corn Bread or Gardenia Waffles or Twiggies and as well as random finds that I may get. Like this time I managed to get the Green Tea stuffed Pocky for only 90cents! Cheap thrill for a matcha lover! And of course, I smuggled in the chewing gum. OOPS~

From Watsons,

1. Playboy Play It Lovely Fragrances RM38.61 // SGD14.52

2. Enchanteur Paris Princesse Rm15.50 // SGD5.83

Watsons is always a must go for all Singaporeans when heading to Malaysia because the products are so much cheaper than in Singapore and they carry more popular brands and some brands which aren’t available in Singapore’s Watsons or Guardian. As usual, I would stock up my cheap perfume which I wear to work from Watsons. For example the Enchanteur Paris perfume is a Malaysia manufactured perfume which can only be found in Watsons or departmental stores in Malaysia, so there’s a lower possibility to bump into someone of a same smell in Singapore. Kidding~

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Lastly, before we headed back to Singapore, Karen was craving for KFC which was super sinful but I failed in dissuading her and thus, got all these! Those cheesy wedges topped with loads of nacho cheese and mayo was a to-die-for! (That’s probably 1500 calories… Sigh)

Anyway, I had loads of fun on a shopping trip with Karen, and I can’t wait for the next one!

(Still so happy that I managed to find all the cheap thrills and SAVED alot!)

The Best of Times!

*Drumrolls*

Yes! I finally had a meetup with my bff! She’s Siru! The ultimate and officially bff that I have! She’s not the best bff that you would expect, but I guess we kind of are able to “click” and hit off well in a way despite the lack of closeness due to us pursuing different routes of education. Of course, she likes fashion stuffs which I really do and we do have some common topics on and off which I can’t share with you here. Hehehehe! 

ImageI got myself dressed in my new dress from MDScollections! I really love the back of the dress which I couldn’t show you without the help of someone taking photo for me! But still, it does features a nice white crochet top part and the bottom is chiffon and pastel pink! So pretty!

And, I wore my ankle strap nude flats that I bought from Vern’s in Malaysia! It’s a really light-coloured and pastel-looking day with this girly vibe! Feels good to be young! 😉

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So, we decided to settle our lunch at this small corner in AMK HUB called Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert. It’s a really small place but rather nice place to chill out and meet your friends!

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So here’s the promotion menu! And I ordered one wanton noodle soup and added on a Pomelo Sago and a supposedly carrot cake (Siru ordered wrongly and turns out to be a yam cake. YUCK! I really hate yam cake!)

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Here’s the wanton noodle soup! You could opt for dry or soup!

And here’s my verdict: It’s nothing really fanciful or amazing and neither do I feel “wow” about eating it. It’s really light and rather bland and nothing special, for the price of $6.50, I guess it wasn’t really worth it for that bowl of noodles. (THUMBS DOWN!)

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Here’s the add-on $1.50 of Pomelo Sago and yam cake!

My verdict?

Well, appearance-wise, it sure looks good but the taste was terrible. I’m not a really a yam cake person so not comments about it.

But the Pomelo Sago was BLEAH! It was really watery and bland with barely much mango smell and taste and the Pomelo? It was more of bitter than fragrance! And Sago? There was none! I guess you would say that I’m really very fickle with food, but dessert wise, like mango sago related stuffs, I’m extremely picky about it because my grandpa owns a dessert shop and he taught me what’s kind of mango sago or dessert is best and how to taste and identify them.

So, a bowl of Pomelo Sago at this shop? Save your money for a $1.50 Ice-cream sundae at Macs!

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So, after our meal we went to Bugis Street because I wanted to get a bag and some clothes and she accompanied me so!

Well, I ended up buying a laser cut clutch in black and not a handbag and I bought this black bandage skirt to pair with the coral top I got from MDScollections! Now, I have the perfect outfit!

I’m a happy girl! Best of all, the bandage skirt fits me well and was really versatile with any tops! Wahooo!!! I could buy more bandage skirt in future!

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Oh! Did I mentioned that I got my very first LBD?

Ok, little black dress  (LBD) is a must-have in every girl’s wardrobe because it’s so versatile! AND…I finally got ONEEE!

(Ok, I took these photos after reaching home and trying on those loots hoping they would fit because shopping at Bugis Street doesn’t allows you to try the clothes as they are sold cheap.)

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And ending off the day with a photo of Siru and me!!!

I didn’t put a single drop or specks of makeup on my face! BUT!!!

Because I feel like myself, make-up-less and most importantly comfortable with her, for she doesn’t looks down on me nor find me ugly with so many eczema scars and freckles on my face (due to SUNTAN! Grrr~) and that matter a lot to me! I can feel confident and at ease with her without worrying about looking ugly at all time!

I really love this bff so much! She’s so nice :))

For the very first time…

First time…what first time?

Yes. For the very first time I dress nicely and put on makeup to go out…

Call me nuts. I have no idea why I did that.

Usually, I don’t wear makeup out because I feel that there is not a need to do so and of course, my laziness…

But, this time I’ve gone nuts and my sister was so kind to help me take a few photos for me!

ImageSmiling gleefully with my braces!

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Finished doing my hair!

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It’s french twist for my bangs and then ending it with a side bun before putting on a fabric flower pin from H&M!

I’m so in love with my updo!

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A quad-duplicated photo!

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I’m random…

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She took this for me! Really love the angle!

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And this!

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She took this before I was even pose-ready! But it ended out good I guess?

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I like this black and white one!

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I’m wearing shorts btw!

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Wanted to look like a ballerina..but failed xD

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Love the pleats from my top! It’s from MDS!

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Didn’t really like the shadow on my neck!

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Another favourite!!! It captures me double eyelid really well!

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Ok, I’m ending this post with my braces smile!

I’m so proud to be a brace face!

And that I’m flaunting it to the whole world!

LOL!~

Post-CNY Outing!

It’s the first day of the study week and I was supposed to be studying for the exam on friday but the group of us decided to give ourself a break first by going to Emrys’s house to “bainian” and to visit her cats followed by a long-awaited ramen meal at Marutama @ Clark Quay and then watching Ah Boys to Men 2!

The trip sounded so exciting right! Plus, everyone of us dressed our best for the day and it felt so cool! Especially entering the Marutama restaurant!

So, we all met at Woodlands MRT on a monday morning and many of them were late…and some were unable to make it which was kind of sad…

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Some of them are so scared of the cats and started dashing out of Emrys house!

And did you know that there’s 5 cats!!!

ImageHere’s the boy that frightened them! He’s such a sociable cat!

ImageHere’s my favourite one, Boyboy! She’s so scared of people that she hid behind the mattress!

ImageShe looks like a Garfield!

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She hides at a corner in the room!

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 It took a hard time for me to wait for BoyBoy to look into the camera!

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Her eyes are huge and look so cute!

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Then, we went to Marutama!

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Another photo!

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B & W!

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Wet tissues of Marutama! LOL!

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 Marutama menu!

ImageAjitsuke Tamago arrived in bowl!

Usually, they would place it in your ramen!

The ajisuke tamago is the best I have eaten so far among many of the ramen shops! I love the hint of japanese soya sauce in their egg yolk where the egg is 60% cooked! Not too runny nor fully cooked! LOVEEE IT!

ImageNext came the Gyoza! It’s steamed and I loved it!

The sauce is actually a mix of japanese soya sauce and chilli oil with a dash of garnishing!

ImageMy ramen arrived! It’s non-spicy because I couldn’t take spice! Haha!

So, the first thing I did was to take a sip of the chicken broth! Relatively nice! But the first sip felt like the soup base of chicken instant noodles, I only got hooked on to it after several sips!

The noodles were rather nice, not to thick nor thick, springy and chewy! LOVELOVE!

Overall, I think that Marutama ramen is worth a visit especially for a dining place for girls’ outing!

ImageThe eight of us took a photo by the friendly staff before we left!

The staff were very friendly and helpful especially in helping us take photos! Teehee!~

ImageAnd we went to watch Ah Boys to Men 2! The movie was awesome and I’ve been wanting to watch the movie for like sooo LONG!!!

ImageAnd this is my outfit of the day!

Did my own french braid, Self-tie back dress in green from MDScollections, MaryJane wedges in black from Code Red!

I enjoyed the outing so much!

Can’t wait for the next one!~

Silkygirl & Maybelline Lipsticks Review!

Ok, so maybe reds have been a very popular colour this season for 2013, but nonetheless, I’ve been overly obsessed with nude lips!!!

I think that nude lips look so much sexier than red although I know that red is more of a turn on…

Still, I couldn’t stop my urge and got myself 2 new nude coloured lipsticks!

So, first, I’lll be reviewing the Maybelline WaterShine Diamond Lipstick #301!

Maybelline Watershine LipstickHere’s the lipstick!

Can you see my reflection? 😉

2013-02-02 16.06.08_副本Shade #301!~

2013-02-02 16.06.27_副本Pros:

  • Attractive design of the container in gradient pink and is super reflective! LOVE IT!
  • Glides on smoothly
  • Contains fine shimmers

Cons:

  • Not so pigmented and requires a few applications for the intensification of colour.
  • Too shimmery for me, took some time to remove all the shimmer from my lips.
  • Colour is not long-lasting, but shimmers stay on for very long.
  • My lips few dry after removing the lip colour.

Total: 3.5/5 !

Next, I will be reviewing the new Silkygirl Moisture Shine Lipstick in Naked Truth!

2013-02-02 16.03.08_副本With the wrapper!

2013-02-02 16.04.46_副本The lipstick! Tadaa!

2013-02-02 16.03.20_副本 Shade #01 Naked Truth!

2013-02-02 16.05.13_副本The unveiling!

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Pros:

  • Super moisturising!
  • Colour is highly pigmented!
  • Glides on smoothly

Cons:

  • Design of container is rather simple and not so attractive. 
  • Requires the sticker at the bottom to differentiate the colours.

Total: 4.5/5 !

2013-02-02 16.06.40_副本Comparing the two lipsticks!

2013-02-02 16.07.17_副本Actual swatches of the lipsticks!

So…

Which is your favourite?

Maybelline HyperCurl Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara Review!

I have always loved  Maybelline Mascara for its affordability and it’s dry formula! So here I have today is the Maybelline HyperCurl Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara in blackest black!

I know the name of this mascara is so so so so so LONG! Still from the name you would know that it is suppose to be:

  • Waterproof!
  • Gives you volume!
  • And curls!
  • Very black lashes!

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The mascara in it’s wrapper!

I got this from Guardian drugstore in Malaysia, my city, Kota Tinggi!

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Really nice and pretty gorgeous container that SHINES!

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Just opened the mascara! Look at the brush!

It’s curved!!!

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Close up of the brush!

Do you know that curved brushes are better than straight ones because they are more convenient and easier for application? It also helps in evening out of your eyelashes during application! This means PLUS POINTS FOR THE LASHES!

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My eye BEFORE application!

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My eye AFTER application!

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Bottom down shot of my eyes and lashes! 

Can you spot the difference between my eyes?

So, asian eyes have been known for having sparse eyelashes as compared to caucasian’s eyes where they are blesses with thick eyelashes…SO ENVIOUS!

Still, I’ve decided to get a volumizing mascara so that my eyelashes will not look pathetically sparse and short! And the results have shown! The left eye from the above picture is without applying Maybelline HyperCurl and the right is after application! Great difference right?!

I’m so loving the new mascara despite it causing my eyelashes to clump slightly…Anyway I love it!

What do you girls think?