I’ve always wanted to reuse old stuff that I own and remake them into something new. Busy as I am, I’ve never had the time nor energy for that. But of course, that doesn’t mean I can’t share good things with all of you! This is the very first instalment of the blog’s Link Love series, which is a compilation of awesome tutorials, tricks and life hacks I come across on the internet.
1. Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess teach us how to turn our old shoes into glittery footwear.
2. Rebecca from Simple as That tells us how to transform our travel notebook into something that can hold more.
3. Irina from Irina’s Cute Box teaches us how to make a very handy brush organiser, using a sushi mat.
4. Maegan from Love Maegan shows us how to create embellished collars on an old blouse.
5. Lindsay and Taylor from Love and Olive Oil give us a recipe to make sautéed green beans with persimmons. Say yum!
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Origin Luxe salon’s very classy interior.
Suffering from hair loss is like suffering from acne. It’s the first thing that people notice about you, and it kills any person’s self confidence without sympathy. You can hide it with concealor and wigs, but it wouldn’t work towards solving the problem. Too many people visit hair specialists for hair fall problems but more often than not, they are presented with the sad truth that nothing will get them their hair back. Here’s why and what you can do about it.
Deluxe Hand Therapy Sampler 1, S$78.
Hey, can you hear that? That silvery, melodic ringing of sleigh bells in the far distance? It seems to be getting closer! Just 3 more weeks and it’ll be Christmas. Have you completed – or even started – your Christmas shopping yet? I definitely have!
Every end of the year, I’ve been told by family members that I turn into a Crabtree & Evelyn ambassador. And why not? I really love their holiday collections, one after the other, and this is especially so since their beautiful packaging is like hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day – I can’t resist it! Here are my top three picks from their recent Holiday 2013 Secret Garden Collection!
Who, what, when, where, why, W. The first five are the words of inquiry we learnt in primary school. They help us find answers and make us think through sequences of events. W, on the other hand, may just be a letter but it sums up everything from the who to the why.
Who: Mr. Ratatouille and I
What: A staycation at W Hotel Sentosa Cove
When: Over the long Hari Raya Aidilfitri – National Day weekend
Where: Sentosa Cove, Singapore
Why: We both needed a break from work and some time alone
A red carpet and a long flight of steps await your arrival once you enter the main doors.
I love weekends! Just yesterday, I finally got some time away from work and blogging (confession of a beauty blogger *ahem*) and spent time with some friends, whom I haven’t seen in at least a month. We had dim sum at our favourite Ah Yat Seafood Restaurant at Turf City, after which we each went our own ways; Me and the boy to Haji Lane and Arab Street to do some sight seeing. I’m still so glad that I had my pair of shades, because the sun was simply too unforgiving!
Just the first few dishes we had. I can never grow tired of dim sum!
The boyfriend made a dinner reservation for two at The Disgruntled Chef on Saturday night, to celebrate quite a few accomplishments we both made recently. It was such a great surprise for me, first because he’s new to Singapore and also because I had never heard of the restaurant before, and had no prior idea of the quality of the food there. Not only was the service great, but the food was ah-ah-ah-mazing! Here are a few pictures I managed to take during the course of the dinner:
A spicy margarita he had, recommended by the waitress who served us. Tasted pretty interesting!
Hello! It’s been some time since I last wrote a personal note of some sort on the blog. I suppose it’s due time I told you a small part of my current life story. As some of you know by now, I am a teacher and because it’s June, it’s the mid-year holiday for schools here. I’m taking some time off from school-related stuff (teachers in Singapore are way overworked), hoping that I’d have much more time for the blog. Well, I kind of do but at the moment, there are quite a few things going on in my life as well!
First up, I am getting my own room at home! If you’ve been following my tweets, you’d have read about me cleaning up the house almost every day. It’s been going on for weeks now, and everything should be done pretty soon. I’ve a brand new room with new furniture, such as curtains; a bed; tables and a wardrobe, which I designed myself. The theme is pretty simple actually, no frills, no fancy chandelier, no wallpaper (though I did fiddle with the idea). I might do a room tour when it’s all ready!
Oh, nothing much. Just a new wall being built. *jumps around on a pogo stick*
A couple of weekends ago, I got the chance for another staycation. This time, I headed to Marina Bay Sands Singapore because of all the good things I’d heard about the infinity pool at the top of the building (I got burnt but my face was saved by my foundation). We booked a deluxe room with a view of the city and were not disappointed. Upon check-in, the receptionist gave us a room on the 42nd floor!
At first sight.
Super comfy bed. I wish I had the same at home!
As Lady Gaga has skillfully put it, baby you are born this way! KMS California celebrates the birth of individuality with these KMS iPhone covers up for grabs. Simply like KMS California Singapore’s Facebook page and tell us what makes you uniquely you. Tag KMS California Singapore in a post, a photo or even a video of yourself. Then, send me an email (email@example.com) with the link of the Facebook post and the iPhone cover model (iPhone 4/iPhone 5) that you’ll like to win, with the subject header “Multi-colored Jewel Encrusted KMS California iPhone Cover Giveaway!” The first 100 will receive details on how to collect your iPhone covers via email directly from KMS California Singapore. What are you waiting for? Start expressing yourself now!
Just me and some iPhone 4/4s covers.
My favourite’s the pink one, of course!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
A total of 100 iPhone covers are to be won (one for each winner), so your chances of getting one is pretty high! The covers feel really smooth and solid, and they also come in colours like lime green and orange. I hope this giveaway will partly make up for my lack of posts in recent months. I’ve been way too busy for my own good, and I’m so happy for the break I have now. In a few months, I’ll be a full-fledged, certified teacher! This giveaway is only for Singaporean residents. The giveaway will end either on 9th June 2013, or when the 100 iPhone covers have all been won, whichever comes first. Read the rest of the terms and conditions in the giveaway widget above.
Do you like my makeup in the pictures above? If so, do check back on the blog for my FOTD post coming soon, which will feature the beauty products used for the look!
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Royal Dragon Vodka is one of the latest introduction to the partying scene. Combining several of the best ingredients in the world, namely Russian Vodka, Swiss gold and Belgian diamonds, Royal Dragon Vodka epitomises luxury in a bottle. At the launch a couple of weeks back, I not only got to see the vodka in its three different sizes, I also got to taste it and met lots of really cool people. Gosh, I do miss the partying scene. I had to leave early because of work the next day but I didn’t leave without taking some pictures first. Here are some that I took with my BFF’s iPhone (her food blog here). Enjoy!
Royal Dragon luxury vodka in “Elite.” Lots and lots of them!
With Nadia, Alexis and a bottle of Royal Dragon Vodka in Imperial. Those are 23-carat edible gold flakes!
Trying it out for myself. Tastes good!
Having girl time with Carmen and Alexis.
Hors d’oeuvre to keep our tummies happy.
DJ spinning the night away.
And finally, a shot with the car parked just at the entrance of the party venue.
I apologise for the quality of some of the images. I think it may be time to invest in one of those new generation cameras. Or hire a photographer of my own (one can dream). So, are you out partying this weekend?
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