Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Lazada GSS Sale (6-8 June!)

Good news to share for all skincare junkies and shopaholics like myself!


During Lazada’s GSS Sale from 6 to 8 June, you can get up to 90% off, flash deals every two hours, vouchers up to $100 and fabulous surprise boxes!!



Each surprise box is just $29 with products worth up to $120!

Thanks to Lazada for sending its Maybelline Makeup Box to my doorstep!

I’ve always been a fan of Maybelline since my school days due to its quality and affordable products. My fav has always been their eye and lip products!

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Happy to unbox my surprise box after a long day at work.


 


Today, I will be sharing TWO out of FOUR products that I love!




1) Maybelline Volum' Express The Magnum Mascara - Waterproof Black

My holy grail mascara on days where I have dinner dates or meetings!
What I LOVE about this mascara is that it’s easy to apply with my thin lashes adding volume in just one coat. Also, it’s water-proof and survived an hour of gym session without smudging. Zero clumps too!

2) Maybelline The Nudes Eye Shadow Palette  



Here's the next that I love!


I’m bad at applying eyeshadows on my monolids so I usually skipped this makeup step. However, this palette is easy to apply with the nude shades being pigmented without being too dramatic as well. I usually use the second method for a everyday look!


It can last throughout the day and I usually experiment with the taupe/bronze tones to compliment my eyeliner look!




Neutral eyecolors with a monochrome get-up for work!
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Head over to LAZADA HERE to get your surprise boxes today!


 Do join in the fun and upload your unboxing videos/pictures! Share it on instagram and hashtag #lazadasurprises. Stand a chance to win attractive prizes! ;)

Also, set your alarms for 9pm daily from 6-8 June during LAzada’s GSS Sale to catch the live streaming of your fav brands (Laniege, Manonde, Dumex, Philip etc)!
Enjoy additional 18% off if you use my code “GSSYINGTIAN18”* too!
*valid for new customers and capped at $8.

#lazadasg #lazadaGSS #goglobalshoplocal

Friday, March 10, 2017

SK II- Face the Wild, Face the Camera

With all the major changes in my life over the years, one thing that remains constant is my love for SK-II. In particularly, the Facial Treatment Essence that I carry with me everywhere. 

 

It has became a daily habit to start and end my day by taking a minute to dap my face with a cotton pad filled with the goodness. No matter how I feel or how bad my day turns out to be, this routine reminds me to take time to pamper myself without fail. I can do without makeup on lazy days during the weekend but I cannot without my beauty steps.

In my last holiday to Hong Kong with my family, this trusty bottle has saved my skin from the cold of about 10 degrees. Ironically, this has also helped me to maintain my glow despite the hot weather especially when I was running the Hong Kong Standard Chartered Marathon. Went home with obvious tan lines on my limbs and shoulders with the obvious tanlines, but my face was still intact.




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As part of its total brand campaign for 2017, SK-II spearheads the SK-II “Face the Wild, Face the Camera” Extreme Expedition Series produced by National Geographic. 

Chiara Ferragni with 8.2 million followers on Instagram who is always at her most fashionable self on the streets of Milan and attending international fashion shows. But have you ever wondered how she’ll fare if put to the test while trekking through the sizzling Anza Borrego Dessert?
In the Anza Borrego desert, Chiara takes on #FaceTheWild in the intense, dehydrating heat that strips her skin of the moisture it desperately needs. Right after, Chiara had to  #FaceTheCamera for a beauty shoot midst the extreme terrain. 

Wonder how she battled the dehydration, dizziness and dry heat of the desert, and still work the camera? Sharing this video on how she maintain her beauty despite the weather.


What's your holy grail to #FaceTheWild? This is mine! :)



Friday, June 17, 2016

SK-II Dream Again!

What do your dreams mean to you? Are you living yours? 


When I was young, I used to dream about owning a library and being surrounded by brown rustic pages. That was before technology took over our lives. I would role play with my sister, converting our precious Sweet Valleys and Enid Blytons collection into a mini library to loan to our friends. That pleasure of stamping the due date and seeing how our friends enjoyed reading is part of my precious childhood. When I was slightly older, I realised that it was just this wishful dream as being a librarian would not pay my bills. Reality of growing up.

For now, my only dream is to travel and run at the same time while juggling motherhood. And hopefully incorporating fitness into my career plans when things are more stable. Another dream-turned-reality is to bring Stry to see the world while I get to tick my bucket list one at a time. Hopefully to run all my World Major Marathons by 60 yo. Tokyo ticked and five more to go!

I hope Stry starts dreaming when he is slightly older, be it a fantasy or idea. To have a plan in his mind and go after it. Anyone can dream. But turning it to reality requires a plan to work towards it step by step.
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For all SK-II fans like myself, you will be glad to know that SK-II is having a pop-up campaign again!

Date: 21 June 2016 Tuesday
Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: One Raffles Place

 Drop by SK-II Dream Again Pop Up for a special surprise from SK-II! Good things must share.

Not only that, adults would be able to enter and talk to (super cute!) kid dream counselors about living their dreams.

See you there!

#changedestiny #dreamagain #skii


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Impossible is nothing, love conquers everything


"Impossible is nothing, love conquers everything"


This is a personal mantra that I live by each day, as seen on my dayre account since Day 1.


Love for my newborn baby boy, love for exercising, love for fashion, love for my work, love for my loved ones. This LOVE is my source of fuel to keep me going in life and juggle my current multiple roles. 


I'm still determined to exercise, dress up and turn up in style despite all the hectic-ness - because when you look good, you feel good!


This above picture was taken yesterday in a mad rush prior to work, after sending my baby boy to my care-giver every morning. I'm trying to record my outfit pictures (
be it a tripod shot or quick snapchat shots) whenever I  can so when I look back at my phone gallery, my pictures motivate me to dress up better. Sloppiness is not an excuse because I am vain like that.


And also, to write as much as I can. Be it blog or dayre posts. So much backlogs (on races esp) which I will not stress myself to clear, so future posts will all be on current present! I hope to continue writing here as reading my past posts can be rather therapeutic. So much have changed over the years with new chapters unfolding. Yet I still feel like the same me since day 1 - more matured but generally still the same. I think?


You know you are a breast-feeding mummy when your daily outfit choices revolve around accessibility to your breasts.

#truestory

Dressing to NURSE is indeed more challenging than #dressingthebump. I'm sticking to separates, wrap dresses, maxi dresses and nursing tops for now, especially to work since I pump at my office desk.

Initially it is a little troublesome deciding on my outfit every night but now I'm used to it. Anything for my baby, even if it means saggy boobs, balding head and milk squirted onto my outfits.

Hoping to hit a year minimum for exclusively breast-feeding, especially for my first baby. Currently 6 months and going, yay! 

To fellow nursing mummies: we can do this! <3


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Celebrating Mother’s Day with SK-II‏

"Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother."

It's true that only when you become a mother yourself will you appreciate your mother fully.

After embarking onto this motherhood journey six months ago and knowing how tedious it is, I started to see my mum in a different light. Her selflessness, resilience and how hard she slogged through the years just to bring me up who I am today.

I hope I did her proud in my own ways.


No words can ever express my full gratitude towards her. Every year during Mothers' Day when asked what she wanted as a present, her same reply would be for me to be an obedient daughter and not let her down.





Today, her first grandson Stryder is blessed with  the same love and care that she has showered him so affectionately with. She has been my best role model for me to follow. With patience, hard work and lots of love, I hope to be the same mother to Stryder as well.

Happy Mothers' day, mummy. To you and to me.


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To celebrate the special woman that every mother is, SK-II will also be holding its first ever biggest mother-daughter brunch at the beautiful South Beach Hotel on 7th May 2016.

This heartwarming video below shows the power of a mother’s touch throughout her daughter’s life milestones. 


To join The Biggest SK-II Mother’s Day Brunch, sign up your mom or daughter as an SK-II Crystal Club Member and pamper her with SK-II products worth SGD499 to receive an invite for both of you to the event.

The event (worth $800) entitles you to:
·         A special brunch at the exclusive 5-star The South Beach Hotel
·         A personalized flower bouquet
·         SK-II door gifts
·         A chance to win a 2D1N staycation at The South Beach Hotel

For more details, please visit the Facebook page here.

SK-II has always been my holy grail skincare since Day 1. I can't wait to pamper my mum with good skin too because she deserves every bit of it! :)



Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sponsored post: Shopping at Toddle.sg

I can't deny this - online shopping is even more addictive during my confinement and maternity leave. That joy of having the postman knocking on your door and having your desired items delivered promptly to brighten up your day!

Thanks to the team at Toddle, I had the opportunity to shop for Stry! Read on for a discount code at the end of the post.

Shopping process

I usually shop on my phone out of convenience especially during nursing time. However this time round, I tried out both web and mobile options while reviewing for this post which were equally convenient.

Toddle's web interface comes in clearly displayed categories on top which is complemented by easy to read fonts and appealing pictures. 


Mobile interface is equally user-friendly with an appealing mix of orange and blue. Easy to navigate as well! The SEARCH function ranks one of the top functions so that customers like myself can skip going through all the categories to find our item. Time is precious especially when you have a newborn fussing for your attention most of the time. Below the search function is a drop-down menu box with items clearly categorized for easy navigation.


Registering an account on the site before proceeding was fuss-free and took me less than a minute! With an account, you can keep track of all your orders at just one click.


With the wide variety of items on the site, it took me quite a while to decide what to purchase! First thing I clicked on were the Taggies toys, Ergo Baby Carriers, Tommee Tippee, Spectra, Medela and Nuk. It helps that some of the items came with video so I could see how it could be used instead of just viewing its pictures.

One suggestion though, perhaps the site can consider stocking up popular items like Tula carriers, Jujube bags, Philips Avent bottles in future? :)

After an hour or so, I finally checked out Neckerchew (chewy bib) and an Ergobaby Carrier since these are items that I need with Stry hitting 4 months soon. Chewy bib to help with his teething stage and another carrier to bring him around. 

Other items that caught my eyes were the Sherbet Lamb Soft Toy, Angel Baby Bottom Balm, Baby Bodysuits and Tommee Tippee Bottles. They also had the Spectra 9+ breastpump which I'm currently using - portable and does a decent job!

Delivery process

Delivery was free for purchases above $70, not hard to hit with their wide range of products! 

I was pleasantly surprised when the courier came knocking on my door in the evening on the SAME DAY that I have checked out the items. Not complaining even though the site states 1-3 days for delivery! 

As I was not at home, I gave the delivery man instructions to leave it in the meter riser which he followed up with an sms after a phone call once it's done.



Instead of the usual envelopes/boxes, the items came in a mint paper bag for a more personalized shopping experience. Almost like retail therapy in brick & mortar shops, just that it's done at your own home!

Products quality

Here's my goodies in the mint bag which looks exactly like the pictures.






Unveiling my first Ergobaby carrier which came in a sturdy white box! Being spoilt for choices on the site, I almost picked the rose shade but the soothing mint colour calls out to me more. It's unisex so my husband can carry Stryder as well!





So pretty!


Instantly tried it out to see how comfortable it is as compared to my two other Tula carriers. Clear instructions were displayed at the back but I referred to the video on the site for instructions. 

With its 100% cotton material, the carrier is comfortable to wear for long hours. One thing that set it apart from Tulas was its bigger storage pocket in front to store keys and essentials. The cushy padded shoulder straps were my husband's favourite but it was a tad bulky on my frame. With Stry being almost 6.5kg with his stable neck, I could do away with an infant insert for this Ergo carrier. Wore it out that evening and I could walk for long hours with its padded waist belt that assures that baby's weight is evenly distributed between hips and shoulders. Thumbs up!

Stryder LOVES me to baby-wear him since he thinks he's going out. But sorry darling, it's stay at home this morning! Do you like this new carrier?



Yes I think so. Another carrier with sleeping dust in it.




Next up was this cutesy REVERSIBLE bib for Stry which I instantly carted. Dinosaur on one side, green shade on the reverse!



Comes with a chewy teether attached, the world's first bib for teething babies! Saves me the #firstworldproblem of babies dropping teethers on floor since this combines both bibs and teethers into one.


And I must say he looks super adorable in it that I couldn't resist snapping more. Sorry for the video spam of him in this on my snapchat (@eyeletskirt) oops.


WAIT mummy i'm NOT ready.


Okay this is better!


Do I look cute in it?




Dressed him up in this over a monkey romper and wore him with my Ergobaby carrier that evening. He's one happy and sleepy baby!


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A happy first time shopping experience on Toddle.sg and I'm sure it won't be my last too!
Fuss-free online shopping checked, free & prompt delivery checked, quality product items checked.

Now you can shop for your babies or for baby shower gifts anytime!

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