Lancome Genifique Sensitive


If you don't already know, I'm currently expecting a little baby girl..


We are currently near 6 months and my body has been going through a whole lot of changes. Besides just putting on pounds and slowly walking like a penguin, my skin has been experiencing dryness, and itchiness at certain areas. I guess this is due to the hormonal changes in my body and I was feeling a little down when I noticed my waist line widening as well as my skin slowly losing its radiance and suppleness. 

Besides being pregnant, my hectic lifestyle of having to juggle a full time job and my social media campaigns is also taking a toll of me as I start to feel exhausted rather easily these days.

Well, now you know it isn't true that all mummies-to-be are glowing okay.


Thankfully, I have Lancome Genifique Sensitive serum to the rescue!

I've been using the Lancome Genifique serum for the longest time, and have gone through many bottles of it. It works well on my skin when it is behaving but when I'm having bad skin days, I need a little extra boost and that's when Lancome Genifique Sensitive takes the stage!

It is filled with 98% antioxidant and what I love most is that, you only activate the product when you want to use it. That way, all the powerful ingredients are kept fresh till the very last minute when you want to use it.


Here's the steps to activating your Genifique Sensitive.


This is what you get when you first take the product out of the box.
See how the serum is clear as the antioxidants has yet to be released.



After pressing down & twisting the cap, the blue concentrate with 98% antioxidant is freshly activated & released into a potent serum base. I love how beautiful the blue concentrate swirls look before I mix it up with the serum.



Then just remove the booster cap and replace it with the precision topper. I really appreciate how 1 full drop is the exact amount I will need for my entire face. It is so convenient to just press & drop & spread the Genifique Sensitive serum all over my face. The texture of the serum is really light and it gets absorbed into my skin quickly and I am able to move on to my next step in my skincare routine. Perfect for busy working adult like myself who do not have the luxury of time every morning and night.


My skin is definitely looking and feeling better after using the Genifique Sensitive serum that helps to soothe skin sensitivities, boost its resilience and most importantly, reduce visible signs of aging.

I can't live without this and I even brought it along with me to my recent Babymoon trip in Tokyo where I knew the weather would be dry.


Here's a picture taken during my trip and I love how confident I felt even though my skin hasn't been its best the past few months. No more bad skin days with Lancome Genifique Sensitive.

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Fenty Beauty Review (Not sponsored)

 My makeup mojo is back!!! 
Haven't been so excited over makeup for the longest time. When I got pregnant, I was so nauseous and unwell, I went missing from social media and lost all interest in makeup for like.. 2 months 😂.

When I receive PR packages, I just put them aside and didn't even touch them for weeks. I had zero mood and care for anything. Which was weird cause as you all know, makeup is my life. I used to tear open PR packages and be super excited over all the new launches.

And now I'm feeling much better, 😍
Was invited to the preview of Fenty Beauty, if you have no idea what's that, it's Rihanna's new makeup line. 

OMG!

And I just knew the products that she was gonna launch is gonna be bomb. I mean, come on, it's badgalriri, she won't let us down ok!!

So the event was held at Sephora ION orchard.. at like, 8.30am. Crazy early but Rihanna wanted to launch her brand together worldwide. So we have to follow US's timing 😂.

Sadly, I couldn't make it to the launch.. work + not feeling well..
But nothing is gonna stop me, I managed to get my hands on the items that I wanted!
Fenty Beauty all well stocked.

They are available at ALL Sephora! So just go to the nearest one near you!

Can you look at the huge range for the foundation? I didn't get it cause I prefer cushion foundation or powder for convenience. 😂
Hyperventilated when I saw this shelf.. the highlight addict in me wanted to get like 4 of it but, it's priced at $50 each.. so I exercised some self control and only bought 2.😂

#dayremakeup #dayrebeauty
Highlights which can be used as eyeshadows too.
I really wanted to get more highlights, but I decided 2 for now 😂

I love it sooo much!!

It isn't too glittery, which I really dislike for highlight. It's soft and buttery and pigmented when lightly layered on.
This section is all the Match Stix, which are concealers and contour shades in a stick form.

$37 for 1.. 

But if you're keen on getting a better deal... go for this!
The Match Stix Trio!

Which is $79 for 3 Stix.

As compared to $37 for 1 Stix!! If you buy 3 individually, it's gonna cost $111!

So you save like $32.. much more worth it right?!

Only downside is the colors are pre-selected already, there's like 4-5 different shades that's matched according to skin tones and I got the fairest range.
And luckily, all the 3 shades suits me perfectly!!

1 for highlight, 1 for conceal & 1 for contour.
 Brb, lunch with boss now 
Last item I got is the Glass Bomb. $31

Which as stated, only comes in 1 color, which is a universal shade for all. It can be a lip topper or you can wear it on its own. 

Can't wait to try this.
Here's everything I got! And the total damage is $189. Hehe, not a lot right. I really controlled a lot. 😂 

I wanted to buy like 2 brushes, 1 foundation and 1 more Killawatt highlight. But I decided to just try these first. 

Omg, can't wait to try all this on my face tomorrow!!
The actual color transfer
I LOVE IT 😍

So juicy!!

Gender Reveal, BOY OR GIRL?

Will be revealing our baby's gender today!

Wanna make a guess if it's a boy or a girl??

😂

So far there's been more people saying it's a boy on my IG dm-s. 
This was taken at our last scan almost 3 weeks back.. 

#dayrepregnancy
Well, did you guessed right? 😂
Lovely cake by @riverashbakery on Instagram
Tadah!!
Yup, we are having a little girl 🎀
💕💕💕

Balloons by @looneybloonsg on Instagram!
Thanks everyone for your well wishes!!

We're really happy with whatever gender the baby is but if you were to force me to choose a gender.. I've always wanted a Girl first! And everyone around me was predicting my baby to be a Boy, even the said master who predicted my pregnancy told me my baby is "stand up & pee one". 

So naturally SX & I thought our baby was 90% gonna be a boy. And we thought of boy's name for him and started calling the baby "N". LOL

So imagine our surprise 2 weeks later..
When I received a phone call from my gynae's office with my Panorama test (it's a blood test for Down syndrome of the child, 99% accuracy, and has the highest accuracy for gender). So we didn't have to rely on ultrasound scans to wait for the baby to "open leg" or face the right angle to get the gender.

The lady over the phone told me that my child was "LOW RISK" for Down syndrome and the gender is "FEMALE".

I was like 😳 over the phone and asked the nurse again "Female?" 

& she went "YES"
So I hung up & called SX next.

Once he picked up the phone, I told him I have the results already and..

he asked "So is a boy?"

And I just started laughing for a good 5 secs and said through my laughers "No, it's a GIRL!"

& he was like "WHAT? Are you sure, the nurse mixed up is it!!"

Hahahaha, don't get SX wrong ah, it's not that he wanted a boy more, it's just that we've both been calling the baby by it's boy name "N" for the past 2 weeks and we felt attached to "N" already.

😂
Obviously we have to come up with a new name cause N is meant for a boy and I think we have a winner. Will be sharing it with you guys if it's confirmed.

There's so many baby girl names that sounds so nice, and I really like names that begins with "A". But all that I shortlisted, SX didn't like.😓

Alyssa, Acacia, Alayna.. all kena rejected by the father. 

So I came up with a few more names and he liked one. So we've sort of been calling our baby girl by that name.

Oh!!
 & I finally felt her move! 
I swear, it is really as magical as what experienced moms have been telling me.

The first time I felt her was when I was 16-17 weeks? I was walking in my office to the printer to collect my paper and I felt a weird fluttering feeling in my tummy. Then it stopped and I didn't feel anything for the whole of next week.

& last week, when I was 18 weeks, and the movements are so obvious now!! I've been feeling her move EVERY NIGHT from 4 days ago.

I have to lie straight on my back and wait..
The weirdest feeling is when I suddenly feel this strong pressure pushing upwards on my lower abdomen and when I put my hand over that area, it is rock hard (I guess it means she is pushing from the inside). But after gently touching and pressing, it becomes soft again (means she "went away"). It's like a nightly routine for SX and I now to spot & catch her move.

So far SX managed to feel her 4-5 times already! & he is sooooo happy. We'll both be grinning like idiots when it happens..😍
 I'm feeling great, again! 
& it's true what they say..that 2nd trimester is the best!

Im so glad my morning sickness, giddiness and nausea, have all subsided. I've been feeling great for the last 1.5-2 weeks and let's hope I don't jinx it!

I'll be going Japan next week, it wasn't meant to be a baby moon, but now it is. Haha, we booked this trip even before I was pregnant but I'm glad it is happening when I'm in my 2nd trimester when I'm feeling my best. Imagine I had to go Japan during my crazy morning sickness period 😭
I can't wait for Japan!! It's been a year since I went, the last time I was there was for my wedding shoot.. & now I'm going back as a mummy-to-be. 😂

Question: CAN I EAT SASHIMI?

I've googled and my gynae told me best not to, but I know of a few mommies who consumed sashimi during pregnancy too. 🤷🏻‍♀️ They say just make sure the sashimi is FRESH. Like from a good restaurant and not those pre-packed kind. I'm a little worried and think I should just tahan and not eat till I give birth..right?
And even the sandwiches from Family Mart in Japan (which are my ultimate fave), my gynae told me not to take also, cause he mentioned that they may have left it in the fridge for few days..
These!!!

The egg mayo, ham & cheese one is my favorite, I'll eat it almost daily or every other day when I'm in japan. 

I guess I'll still eat it BUT, I'll check for the dates they were produced, I think in Japan they won't put those that isn't fresh on the shelves right??

18 Weeks update, Weight gain etc..

Hi hi!!

Just hit 18 weeks today, or is it yesterday? So I'm like almost halfway here.. 4.5 months.. and guess what? 2nd trimester really is the BEST!! It's been almost 2 weeks since I start feeling normal and no more crazy morning sickness! Weeeee!!!

Weight gain so far: 3.5kg

I take my weight daily but I note it down weekly instead cause the weight fluctuates like mad, going up & down 1 kg depending on my dinner 😂. 

3.5kg seems to be right on track according to my "weight gain plan"..
I'm hoping to gain around 12kg or 15kg max.. and I've heard so many people telling me that the weight gain during the 3rd trimester is uncontrollable 😅, but don't worry, I'm eating all 3 meals as normal, just swapping out my unhealthy breakfast cravings (sausage mcmuffin, Starbucks croissant ham & cheese) to fruits, nuts and oatmeal instead. 

And since I'm finally feeling better now, I started getting active!
Went swimming around 8 laps the other day at my parent's home and I felt a sharp stretch at the beginning as I've not work out for months.. then I decided to take it slow & the discomfort went away.

& just now, I did some thighs + butt + abs + arms prenatal workout! I went on YouTube & searched "pregnancy exercise for 2nd trimester" and followed 4 videos and boy did it feel good to perspire! 

Shall aim to do some light exercises at least 3x a week! 

#dayrepregnancy
My belly is really growing these days.. I can't fit into all of my shorts so I'm wearing dresses every single day. And I'm oil-ing myself daily with Bio Oil and this stretch mark cream that my gynae gave me. I'm ok to get some stretch marks here and there, doesn't really scare me much, I don't know why. But I just can't stand the itch when it's too dry, so the itch is actually the reason why I am applying my creams and oil so religiously!
Received this pregnancy kit from Look Fantastic and I'll be giving it a try soon! A couple of mummies DM-ed me on Instagram after I posted about it and asked for a review.

So.. give me a week or 2 to test it out okay! 

Love how there's so many "mummy kits" out there.. and this one has products for Boobs + Tummy + Legs + Mind. 💕
 Growing out of my current bras 
I've always had a small bust size and I can wear my bras for the longest time cause... not heavy duty mah, the straps and band doesn't get stretched out too much.

But since I got pregnant, my boobs has been growing and it's getting so uncomfortable to wear my old bras. I feel like it's too tight and I can't breathe.. 

The husband is not complaining about the new boobs size though..😂 I told him to enjoy it while it lasts and don't get too used to it cause after breastfeeding, sure shrink!
Can the boobs stay this size forever? 😂

Anyway, I'm so glad I got my tattoos done higher on my ribs cause I took in account that I'll get pregnant sooner or later and I'm afraid that it will stretch out my tattoos really bad. So far none of my tattoos have stretched, so that's good!! 

And this is the new bra that I bought which is damnnnnnn bloody comfortable!! Feels like I'm wearing nothing!
The uniqlo wireless bra!

Really is damn shiok, I only bought 1 cause I'm going to Japan later this month and I'm gonna buy more when I'm there! Yes, it's slightly cheaper to buy it in Japan than in Singapore.

I'm planning to buy their maternity jeans and baby clothing too!
Okay, time to watch Narcos with the husband. Update more later, or tomorrow 😘

We're PREGNANT!

...
Time to share our little secret, we're having a baby! This explains why I've been so ill and missing from the world, been a little busy building a little mini-us inside of me.

So I just passed my 1st trimester and visited the gynae in the morning for regular scans & drew 2 tubes of blood for the Panorama Test. 

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So let's rewind a little, remember how I was going on about not being ready to start a family at the beginning of this year? I think I wrote that post in Feb...
This post was written on Feb 27 this year, and guess what?

I found out I was pregnant in June. 😂

On my birthday.
See, we didn't plan to start a family this year cause we thought we just got married and wanted to wait at least a year before we tried. But I guess god has his plans?

We've always been careful and avoided getting pregnant whenever we got intimate cause we wanted to wait till we were "ready". But this one night, we were both out partying with our friends and let's just say we had a little too much to drink. 😂

So the next morning I was panicking cause we've always been careful, except this time
Looking back, the situation was damn funny and even our close friends laughed at us and told me to chill..

"aiya one time only, you think so easy pregnant meh"

"Anyway you two are married what, nvm lah!"

"Wah if really one shot one kill, means SX very strong"

I was 2 weeks away from getting my period so that 2 weeks wait was the longest and most torturous wait ever.

The what-ifs were flooding my head and then one day I just told myself to let go and leave it to god.
2 weeks later, my period still wasn't here. I don't remember the exact date of when my period is supposed to arrive but it should be within these few days. So on June 8, my birthday, right after SX came into the room with a cake and sang me the bday song, I told him "let's go buy a pregnancy kit."

And we drove to the nearby petrol kiosk in our pjs.. and we went back home into the bathroom where I took the test and we both stared at it in the bathroom for the next 1-2 mins..
& this was what we saw...

2 lines... means you're pregnant, even if the 2nd line is very very faint.

And when we saw it, SX started laughing and I started crying out of fear & a rush of mixed emotions 😂

& guess what I did?
 I made him go buy another pregnancy kit, cause I wanted to confirm 😂 
& then, the 2nd test showed only 1 line!!! Which means not pregnant.

So I was more confused that ever?

Then my friend drove down & passed me a 3rd pregnancy kit, and it was like 2+am at that time. There's no ClearBlue brand pregnancy kit at petrol kiosk or 24 hour supermarkets nearby our place, damn frustrating!!
& this was the 3rd pregnancy kit... which shows a really really really faint 2nd line.

I think I've pee-ed 3x in the course of 1 hour plus and that caused the pregnancy hormone level in my urine to be diluted? So it doesn't show on the 2nd and 3rd kit.

It was around 3am at that time and SX told me to just go sleep and we'll test again tomorrow morning. But omg how to sleep right?!?!?
So by the next morning... I took 5 freaking pregnancy kit, hahahahahah, I think I was living in denial!😂

My friends were all laughing at me when I sent them this image, they were like "YOU ARE FUCKING PREGNANT LAH"

SX was like "eh the amount you make me spend on buying pregnancy kit, can let you go to doctor and check already lor"

Hahaha & guess what?
I did just that. 😂😂😂😂

I went to visit a doctor the next morning and got my blood tested and the doctor said she will let me know the results by 5pm that day. But prior to that, I showed her the image of the 5 pregnancy kit I had and she laughed and said... "I'm pretty sure you are pregnant but if you want to be sure, the blood test can be done too" 

Actually even before the doctor called me at 5pm to tell me "Congratulations, you're pregnant" over the phone, I already knew I was pregnant.
But I don't know why I just needed someone else to tell me that. 

So... reality didn't really sink in for awhile. And I felt bad like, why am I not feeling that burst of happiness when I find out I'm pregnant? I was guilty that the first thought in my head was "Omg, how?!". It's not that I wasn't happy, I was, a tiny part of me. But I was more frightened and didn't know what to do or expect.

It wasn't until my 9 week visit that I felt that heart swelling happiness that mothers should feel..