Friday, July 24, 2015

Holy-grail Skincare products & SK-II's #ChangeDestiny World

My last skincare post was close to three years back so here's an update on my current Holy-Grail products! 

Most of the products are still the same except for a few that I'm still rotating time to time based on my skin condition that week. The husband can never understand why I needed so many coz he sees me spending at least 20 mins applying. But i don't think it's alot compared to most girls! It started off from just on cleanser in the uni days till the expanding range.

All the items I'm using are pretty standard - one moisturizer, one toner etc. I have a separate basket to store the random samples, multiple bottles or travel size bottles.. But these are still the ones I'm faithful to (for now).

Current Holy-Grail skincare products

1. Laniege Power Essential Refiner
2. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence 
3. Philosophy Hope in a Jar Moisturizer
4. Biore Skinblock

1. Laniege Power Essential Refiner
2. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence
3. SK-II Cellumination Essence (serum)
4. Clarins Shaping Facial Lift (serum)
5. Lush Skin Drink (moisturizer)
6. Laniege Lip sleeping mask
7. Laniege Sleeping mask (3-4x a week)

My HG products are from Laniege & SK-II which I've been using for the last 6 years simply because they work well for my dry skin. Some pple say it's good to stick to just one brand but I mix as the results worked for me personally. I used to get flaky skin on my nose & cheeks as they get dry after cleansing till I switched to a more gentle one. 

Pre-natal: Pretty much the same except that I added on the Clarins serum range and body treatment series. Masking more often but haven't been going for facials.

I don't have stretch marks in my second trimester yet but I can feel the skin at the tummy getting more dry as it stretches further each day. Belly button also getting smaller and popping out any moment. 

For now, I aternate between the Bio oil and Clarins from day to night since week 11. Both leaves me with no oily feeling so I really like them! For the Energizing Emulsion that is meant for legs, I can't really feel any bit effect yet but hopefully it will be more obvious in months.

These are my fav masks apart from the sheet ones! 

I swear by the Queen Helene's Mint Jelup and the Innisfree Clay mask is really good too. Get rid of the impurities in the skin esp after a good exfoliation & cleansing session.

What is your HG product? 

SK II's #ChangeDestiny World

I have been swearing by SK-II for years coz it works for my skin. You can now try yours before purchasing to see if it works for you as skincare can be rather subjective!


SK-II will be having its #changedestiny World at Ngee Ann City!

Date: 22nd July 2015 to 28th July 2015
Time: 10.00am to 9.30pm

For this roadshow, SK-II will also be launching in Singapore its next generation anti-aging series, the SK-II R.N.A. Power – which includes the R.N.A. Power Cream and Essence, which will replace the existing STEMPOWER Cream and Essence respectively!

This means that the guests can be among the first in Singapore to purchase the SK-II R.N.A. Power before they hit the shelves on 1st August! Do drop by to try the texture and feel the item yourself if you are in town ;)


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Week 22-24 / Anniversary Celebration

Three weeks have passed and it's been 6 months (going 25 weeks)! 

My belly is growing at a supersonic speed so dressing up is way tougher. My favourite heels have since then went on a temporary hiatus and it will be just flats all the way! Energy level is still pretty high even though my fitness level has dropped alot. I'm just hoping that the last trimester will go on smoothly.

July has been awesome so far, except that being alone at home can be a bummer at times. I had a race last week and this weekend's Shape Run is going to be my last race of the year. Looking forward to the month end trip with my girlfriends as well, it's gonna be fun!

Some recent pics of #dressingthebump :-

Loving these dainty gold rings from @justtangysg ( ) to layer the fingers. Perfect for everyday wear coz don't have to remove during gyms!


On the 28th of June, we also celebrated our 6th year anniversary!

This year's anniversary was slightly more special as it marks our last year as two individuals. Coming our 7th year (nx year), we will be having our mini Sue on board at probably 7 months. Very surreal somewhat but it will be our best present! The celebration will probably be very much different, heading to the playground instead of the cinemas.

Our brunch place was booked by the hubs - Flutes.

FLUTES Restaurant.Bar
The National Museum of Singapore,
93 Stamford Road, 178897

I've always wanted to try this place out when passing by because of the ambience. Huge and white! No wonder it's so popular for ROM parties.

Also, the restaurant seems to be quite empty so it's like you booked the entire area just for yourselves!

We happened to be white too! The hubs wanted to match my outfit and I've been saving this dress for awhile since it's too dressy for our usual slack weekend.

Hub's appetizer - oyster, salmon, bacon and cheese.

For me - truffles fries! 

Portion is quite filling and we had a hard time finishing it.. but they were still gone before mains!His steak sandwich was damn awesome that I kept whacking! Service was good as well and they were abit too attentive for my liking at times.

"Do you need a picture?"

We will definitely be back for their dinner menu next time.

Today's #OOTD was fun too because of the photogenic backdrop everywhere ;)


To many more chapters & milestones together in #racetcyt together!

Thank you for planning everything and also completing me - my husband, father of mini Sue, best friend, advisor, personal trainer and everything <3

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

it's a BOY!

(posted on dayre on 28 June)

Hello Darling,

Today is a very happy day for both papa and I coz we have a date with you. That ended our last day of June on an exciting note!

And this is the second Ietter that I've written to you & more to come.

This morning, mummy woke up with a smile and all excited to see how active you are, hear your heartbeat and feel your kicks.

We sure weren't disappointed coz the detailed scan with you was the happiest hour spent!

Here's what mummy wore today, taken in your room hehe. Paiseh.

At the other end of ur room is now filled with cartons of diapers for your butt, hopefully it is enough since we bought alot.

Attempted to beat the heat for you but I sweated the moment I stepped out coz it's 34 degrees! Year end should be more cooling sooo you are a lucky baby.

Today's lunch was with a jiejie coz I needed to pass her the race bib which I will be skipping coz of you. 

We tried a new cafe along Novena - Two Clueless Goats, which is apt since you are born in the sheep year.

Ambience- 4/5
Price - 5/5 (cheap and no service charge/gst, associated with lola cafe thats why!)
Service - 4/5
Food - 3/5 (Average, nth to shout about)
Conclusion- 3.5/5 ✔️

I was so tempted to eat my fish and chips but for you.. I ate a beef sandwich with salad so you get your protein and veg to grow faster!

#dressingthebump with you hidden underneath my stripe top! 

( #ootd stands for outfit of the day btw!)

Now, all excited to meet your papa before our family reunion.We have been counting down since last month wheeee.

Mummy was made to lie down on the usual bed for my ultrasound so we could catch a glimpse of you! 

Daddy was at the side smiling non-stop as we looked at the images on the screen. The last time I saw him smile so brightly was during our wedding or when he bought a new toy (you will be introduced to it soon).

Most importantly, we are glad to know from today's scans that you are growing healthily and rapidly! :)

HELLO SON, here we meet again!

Yes, you are a BOY which many have wanted to know hehe! 

Finally revealing your gender yay.

I could recall a month back at around week 17 where we walked in our gynae's room, all excited to know. We crossed our fingers you would open your legs for a clear position and YOU DID! 

Ur pic back then.

Abit too wide actually 😥, with your manhood & long legs being shown! The gynae says this bottom view is just part of your legs so it's indeed daddy genes. ☺️

"Confirm gynae?"
"Yes 100% confirmed it can't be the baby's finger between his legs ma"


We are not the traditional sort so we had no preference whether a boy or girl came first. But still, we were surprised coz we assumed you are a girl initially based on the googling and observations! 

Kinda certain based on these points:-

1. Mummy's morning sickness was really bad frm day to night (boy should be easy pregnancy?) 
2. Skin was glowing 
3. Stomach was round not sharp

.. so we though you would be a girl hahaha. Sibei paiseh!

Daddy even spoke to you in a girly way over the months omg. I can imagine how you were laughing inside... 

That night we spoke to you in a more manly way. Daddy gave his father-son do-what talk, you must be strong, girlfriend theories blah blah hahaha

And today, we finally witnessed how fast you have grown as my belly gets larger! Always wondering if it's my imagination that you were saying hi or responding with kicks when your daddy calls your name every night. 

But it seems that it issn't - you are real and moving so much!

That moment was amazing while we saw how mega active you were! Your cute fingers as you waved and wriggled, long legs kicking non-stop, sharp tiny nose twitching, long torso curling up, blood circulating in your body and all... aww.

You are 443 grams! :D

You seem to be enjoying ur boxing every minute inside me in the one hour that we have met, with your fist moving endlessly. 

Now your fingers spread open with your long legs kicking again

Both arms up and we see your ear!

So happy to get so many pictures of you to add to the collection in our MBR! From the tiny dot in my belly till a clear you now.

Daddy says your side profile and behavior resemble alot like him and I think so too hahaha. Mummy merely contributed her precious eggs lol.

Was so happy that we went shopping for you since you are on our mind. That's what i find myself doing recently also, clicking around for you instead of myself.

I was tempted to skip gym to just nua but since I'm exercising for two, I did my 1.5 hours workout! Mummy has never been so motivated before even if she was already a fitness addict.

Today was strength-training and cycling which I learnt new variations for certain toning exercises from my fav instructor. My heartbeat is kept at 120beats so yours should be double (as what the gynae said). 

Yay to a healthy baby!

Room situation: Soon you will wear all these, just a fraction of what i bought oops. Alot of stripes coz i love them! A variety of sizes from NB to 1 year so I have to stop! 

I picked your first tiny swimming trunks which you will wear at 6-9 months.. sexy hor?!

No prizes for guessing who picked this

& this. Hahaha

Thank you for making both of us so happy!

You have given me more positivity than ever to tackle any problems faced in life.

It's also your grandma's bday today and we sent your greetings with ur pic! 

Even if i do not get my flat tummy back.. i think it's all worth it for you. I have never felt like that before. ❤️

Gynae says you are at your 22nd week and that you might even see the world end Oct. Almost there!

See you soon at the next appointment, my son. 

Mummy will be having a long day tomorrow coz of a work party till 9pm, so we gonna sleep early today. 

Good nights you, my world.

Love you,