Stylish Activewear for the Lunch Workout


Stylish Activewear on Laced Ivory


It wasn’t only till recently that I picked up running. Well, make that jogging. I’ve always been more of a sprinter than a long-distance runner but sitting way too much in the office means there’s work to do in the house of cardio.


It’s isn’t always easy to pick myself up and get moving, and I’m pretty sure many of you face the same obstacle. That’s why having some form of motivation helps. It can be in the form of having a workout buddy, a paid gym membership, great weather to head outdoors or stylish activewear to boost your confidence when you step outside. The latest launch of the Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 got my heart racing and inspired me to share with you some cool sportswear and accessories I found online. All these items I’ve picked below are from stores that ship globally, so happy shopping!


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Guest Post: Skirts for Every Occasion


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{A while back, in the second instalment of my Workplace Essentials blog series, I wrote about the different types of skirts that you can wear to work. Just to recap, these were the pencil skirt, flare skirt and the skirt with prints for the bolder ones in us – or just those who were bored of plain colour themes. Today, a certain Miss Skirt Maven from Zalora brings us her interpretation of how a girl can wear skirts, so read on to find out!}


Skirts are undoubtedly one of the most versatile pieces in a girl’s wardrobe. Available in so many cuts and designs, skirts are now one of the few wardrobe staples, along with the little black dress and blue jeans.


Having been around since the 19th century, skirts first originated as dresses, which over time came with lower and lower waistlines until they became separates. Since then, skirts have evolved into everyday wear with variations in hemlines through the decades. Although pants have been introduced to women’s fashion in the early 20th century, skirts still remain a go-to option that can be dressed up for the office and down for a weekend jaunt around town.


Here are some skirts for a few common occasions:


Zalora Skirts

1. Lunch with the Girls

For daytime, nothing beats a feminine cut-out pencil skirt in a spring-ready hue like lavender. This lace skirt from Twisted Sisters is perfect for lunch with your girlfriends. Be prepared to turn heads with a pair of white pumps, a structured white bag and gold accessories like stacked rings.

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Link Love: The Singapore Beauty Blog Roll


Singapore Beauty Blogs


In all my previous Link Love entries, I’ve barely mentioned any local blogs worth reading. As a blogger in the scene for the past 5 years, I must say, there are many of us bloggers who don’t get the recognition we deserve.


In today’s post, I’m featuring 5 Singapore beauty blogs that are written by bloggers who are not only really awesome in person but also give great tips to their readers. In the spirit of sharing – and as a way to celebrate SG50 – I’m recommending these pages to you. Happy reading!


1. Newlywed Juliana at I Love Bunny teaches us how we can take beautiful Instagram photographs.

2. Elaine at Elaine73 shares a review on the Crème Simon Brightening Detox Micellar Water Makeup Remover.

3. June, fellow ambassador on Clozette and blogger at June du Jour, shares with us her rose-themed beauty picks.

4. Samantha at Samantha Ashley reveals her beauty favourites for January and February.

5. Mabel at She Shops Makeup talks about the latest Cinderella Collection from MAC.

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Rave & Review: The 3CE Lip Colours in Peach Peach and Double Shot


3CE Lip Colour


Finding the perfect lip colour can be quite the daunting task, especially when there are so many brands and shades to choose from. From matte purples to creamy nudes, upon which colour and lipstick should you confer the title of the Holy Grail of Puckers?


One word of advice: If you don’t want to break the bank but yet want something long-lasting and pigmented, give 3CE Lip Colours a try. I discovered this brand while shopping in Seoul last December and made a trip to their flagship store in Hongdae (you can read more about my experience at Style Nanda here). Granted, the black oblong packaging isn’t anything to swoon over but the product… Oh, the product is amazing!


3CE Lip Colour

3CE Lip Colours in Double Shot (top) and Peach Peach (bottom).


3CE Lip Colour in Peach Peach
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The Guerlain Les Tendres SS15 Collection


Guerlain Les Tendres SS15

The Guerlain Météorites Baby Glow and Perles de Blush.


The new Guerlain Les Tendres SS15 Collection is not only romantic and natural, it’s also fresh and speaks of luminosity. Think lots of pastel pinks, light shimmer and a no makeup look.


The collection is now launched at all Guerlain stores, and the star product is the new Météorites Baby Glow SPF25 PA++, which comes in 3 subtle shades: 2 Clair/Light, 3 Medium and 4 Doré/Golden. This liquid foundation has buildable coverage and leaves you with a dewy complexion. The Météorites Perles de Blush is a limited edition item, so if you’re looking for something really sweet and that adds some colour and shimmer to your cheeks, you’ll want to get this. Here’s makeup artist Dollei Seah working her magic on me when I dropped by the launch:


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For fans of the Méteéorites, you can now bring them with you wherever you go. Take a look at the new Météorites in compact powder form. They are of the same shades as the original Météorites but because they’re in a compact, they fit easily in your makeup pouch and are ready for your impromptu touch-up sessions! You can also get them on Nordstrom here.


Guerlain Les Tendres SS15

The Guerlain Météorites Compact Light-Revealing Powder in 3 shades (from left to right): 2 Clair/Light, 3 Medium and 4 Doré/Golden.

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The Oscars 2015 Red Carpet: Laced Ivory’s Top Picks


The Oscars 2015 Best Dressed

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Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab


It’s already Wednesday but I’m still reeling from the awesomeness that is The Oscars this year. The turn-out was fantastic, as were the clothing and performances. These are my top picks from those who walked down the glorious Oscars 2015 red carpet. It’s no surprise that Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad made the list of designers featured here – they’re my all-time favourite designers.


And in case you missed it, here are the great performances by Neil Patrick Harris, Lady Gaga (great rendition of The Sound of Music), Common and John Legend.

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Fancy Farmgirl Denim Outfit Inspiration


Denim Outfit Inspiration on Laced Ivory

Denim Outfit Inspiration on Laced Ivory

Denim Outfit Inspiration on Laced Ivory

Denim Outfit Inspiration on Laced Ivory


Denim Outfit Inspiration on Laced Ivory

Fancy Farmgirl Denim Outfit Inspiration on Laced Ivory

Denim Outfit Inspiration on Laced Ivory


Blouse: Zalora

Jeans: Guess

Glitter Pumps: Pedro

Clutch: Saint Laurent Paris

Ring: Lovisa

Earring & Necklace Set: Swarovski

Trinity Necklace: Lee Hwa Jewellery

Hair: Le Jean Hair & Beauty Salon

Nails: INNI Nails

Photographer: Mr. Ratatouille

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The Everyday Makeup Essentials Checklist: Every Girl’s Must-Have

It’s every girl’s dream to have a makeup collection as extensive as Christina Aguilera’s shoe closet. But if you’re just beginning your foray into this beautiful world of makeup, where do you start?


Today, I’m sharing with you my Everyday Makeup Essentials Checklist – a checklist of the items every girl should own in order to look, at the very least, put-together. You don’t need everything on the list because what you’ll need really depends on what you would like to focus on, be it your brows or complexion. Go ahead, print this checklist out (click on it for a larger image) and tick along as I walk with you why each item is important.


Everyday Makeup Essentials Checklist


1. Compact Foundation

Foundation is a must for anyone dabbling in makeup. If there’s only one thing you can have, it should always be foundation, especially for the humid summer months, and especially if you have oily skin.

2. Liquid Foundation

Liquid foundation should be used only if you do not use compact foundation (thus, you can cancel this if you’re picking the first option). This product is for dry-normal skin and generally has better coverage. It can be applied either with a brush or your fingers.

3. Concealor

This is a required item only if you have severe blemishes or serious under eye circles that need to be covered up. Otherwise, it’s always fine to skip it.

4. Blush

How can anyone do with foundation and no cheek colour? The answer is you can’t and shouldn’t. Blush adds a healthy glow to your skin so that you look alive. Never ever skip this – but also don’t overdo it.

5. Loose Powder

Loose powder is used to set your foundation. This means that by applying it on top of your foundation, your foundation (and concealor) lasts for a longer period with less tendency to streak or crease.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner Recipes: Easy to Follow and Yummy to Swallow


Valentine's Day Dinner Menu: Easy Recipes


Happy Valentine’s Day! Everything’s going very well over here in the hood. Mr. Ratatouille’s finally back after being stuck overseas for work for weeks, I’ve got new clothes to wear, I’ve got new makeup to try, the weather is perfect and I’m healthy! What a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, which falls on a Saturday this year.


I’m sharing with you some recipes I found online, which would make a very romantic dinner for tonight. If you haven’t found something you would like to make, try one of these!


1. Garlic Girl shares her easy recipe for some Smoky and Spicy Corn & Potato Chowder.

2. Sally at Sally’s Baking Addiction tells us just how easy it is to create Chocolate Covered Pretzels (you don’t even need to make the pretzels).

3. This isn’t a recipe but the Rosé Impérial from Moët & Chandon makes for a great lovey dovey “we” time.

4. The peeps at The Meat House Blog share this recipe for Baked Cod with Fennel and Shallots.

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Valentine’s Day Outfit Guide: Top 10 Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

I know I have been creating posts for the guys who are reading this blog, but today’s entry is all about the babes! If you’ve got a date for Valentine’s Day this year but aren’t quite sure yet what to wear, perhaps you might like to try out some items I’ve picked from Zalora. Because Zalora is based in Singapore – and if you’re also located in Singapore – you’ll get the items delivered to your doorstep within the next 3 working days – just in time for Valentine’s Day!


There are dresses, jumpsuits and tops in every other store out there, but these ones are the few that I have picked specially for a romantic occasion such as the one coming up this Saturday. The best part is that they are also pretty affordable, so you won’t bust your wallet to look your best.



If you didn’t see anything you like, or would simply want to browse through more items for more Valentine’s Day outfit ideas, check out the Zalora Valentine’s Day Shop. If you do get something, let us all know what it is (and share in your excitement) by leaving a comment below. Happy shopping!

Stay gorgeous,