One Raffles Place



I’m sure One Raffles Place is a mall that everyone have walked past or entered before as its location is just right above Raffles Place MRT Station. Right in the heart of the CBD! 

 I have personally have been there several times to have dinner with my friends who are working nearby but I’ve never really shopped there before. So when I was told to pick out 2 outfits for a contest that is happening at One Raffles Place in April, I was pretty worried with the clothing options that I would have. 

One Raffles Place has 6 levels, comprising of food & beverages, fashion and services. The fashion boutiques are mostly from level 3 to level 4 so that was where I headed straight to.



A shopaholic like me knows that the first thing to do is to visit all the shops before confirming on an apparel because, what if I see something else nicer right? It was pretty difficult for me because I saw so many items that I wanted but I kept telling myself that I only needed to pick 2 outfits.



I’m a huge fan of sunglasses so I stopped by OWNDAYS and picked a pair to match 1 of my outfits. It is a leading optical company from Japan specializing in spectacles and the prices are really affordable with many designs to choose from.

OWNDAYS
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I personally own a pair of PC glasses that I will wear when I’m working from Owndays and it is really an amazing buy because it helps protect my eyes. I used to get headaches from long hours of staring into the computer screen and after wearing the PC glasses, I actually feel much better.



I then went to this shop called audaash and got 1 outfit + a clutch. Remember what I said about not deciding on the outfit until I’ve seen all the shops? I caved in once I saw the shirt dress from audaash, it is so unique and totally my style so I got it on the spot.

audaash
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It is a multi label store that specializes in Korean apparels and accessories.  The items that they carry are really one of a kind and I love the chancing on surprise finds like these when I’m shopping.


I got 2 shoes from this shop called Carl & Oak.

Carl & Oak
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Carl & Oak caters to both women and men and aside from selling shoes; they also carry bags, & accessories. They are known for their timeless style and quality in its range of premium leather. The 2 pairs of shoes I picked to match my outfits are from their very own designs.  

So here are the 2 outfits that I’ve put together for the contest held by One Raffles Place. 
I will be dressing the mannequins in these outfits and it will be on display from 31 Mar to 27 Apr. I’m not sure when my outfits will be on display because each week it will feature a different blogger’s choice of outfit. If you catch mine, snap a picture for me ok? Keep a look out for it! :)


Here is my outfit #1.

I decided to pick an outfit that can bring me from work to play because I often find myself at a fashion dilemma on Fridays where I’m heading out with friends after work and I don’t want to wear to formal for the night. 

The dress is from S Lady.

S Lady
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I got this pair of earrings from  S Lady too. 


This sunglasses from OWNDAYS really matches my outfit.

Shoes from Carl & Oak
It is very comfortable and I really appreciate the sleek design and metal heel.


I also got a watch from Swatch to match this outfit.

Swatch
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I believe not much introduction is needed for this brand as we all grew up wanting a pair of swatch watch. The latest collections are really adorable and of course there are the timeless classics too.

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& here is Outfit number #2.


This is the dress from audaash that I saw and fell in love at first sight. 
Isn’t it so unique and pretty? I love how the shirt dress flows and moves with each step I take and the cascading side details are right up my alley.


The cute Mickey Mouse clutch is also from audaash and the brown wedges are from Carl & Oak.  The shoes are from their very own brand and it fits me perfectly. I can definitely see myself wearing these and walking the whole day without complaining about achy feet.



So here’s a shout out to those who frequent the CBD are or are meeting their friends there for meals, do pop by One Raffles Place if you are in the mood to shop as there are really many fashion boutiques with styles to suit everyone!

You can follow them on these social media links:
Facebook.com/onerafflesplace
Instagram.com/onerafflesplacesg


Or visit their website to find out more: www.onerafflesplace.com.sg




Bind and Block away the calories!

I’ve wanted to go on a diet for the longest time because
 
A - my wedding is taking place this year,

B - in just 1.5 months, I will be heading to Japan for my pre-wedding photo shoot,

 C – I’ve gained 3 kg since I left my previous job as a stewardess.
 
 I’ve procrastinated my diet plan ever since December last year and with all the festive seasons like Christmas, New year and now, Chinese New Year, it took all of my willpower to not reach for that next pineapple tart.
 
How I wish I have the metabolism of a teenager or that every food item I put into my mouth will not add inches to my hips!
 
 
Chinese New Year is a mega feasting time for my family and this was just round 1 of the dim sum that we’ve ordered! *gasp*.

I was really afraid that instead of losing, I would be GAINING weight because of all the food that I’ll be consuming over the entire week of Chinese New Year celebrations. & it is definitely not easy to turn down all those delicious food placed right in front of me, so I’m really lucky to have..
 
 
Bind&Block FAT by Borsch Med
 
to prevent me from gaining those extra pounds!!
 
 
 
Bind&Block FAT by Borsch Med is formulated with Chitosan, Psyllium seed and FOS to block out the fat content from all the food you’ve eaten so that your body does not routinely absorb those extra fats.
 
So where does the fat go?

Step 1Bind Fat
The main ingredient Chitosan, binds itself with the fat from the consumed food when comes into contact in the stomach.
 
Step 2Block Fat
This binding action forms a molecule where it passes through the digestive system without being digested or absorbed by the body.
 
Step 3Bye Fat
This molecule is then passed out as waste. In additional, Psyllium Seed, a type of dietary fibre, helps to ease constipation and expands when comes into contact with water in the human stomach. This keeps you full longer, preventing overeating.
 
 
& it comes in powdered sachet forms which is really convenient for you to bring it everywhere for easy consumption. All I do is just tear open the sachet, pour the powdered contents into my mouth & wash it down with a gulp of water!
 
*The only thing to remember is to consume Bind&Block FAT 30 minutes before eating,
not take more than 3 sachets a day,
& to consume 6-8 glasses of water for better effect*
 
As someone who is always suffering from bloating and abdominal pain from constipation, I’m so happy to learn that Bind&Block FAT contains prebiotics ingredients to help promote a healthy intestinal environment that relieve constipation!
 
 
So here I am, celebrating my Chinese New Year with my family and eating all the food I want without having to worry about putting on extra weight!!
 
I started taking Bind&Block FAT on the day of the CNY reunion dinner & weighed myself in the morning to track my weight.
 
 
This was taken on Day 1 of CNY where we had steamboat!
 
 
Isn’t that the best thing a lady can ever wish for?
To eat without worrying about gaining weight!
 
I weighed myself 1 week after all that CNY feasting and I did not gain weight at all, in fact, I even lost 0.8kg! Haha!! Do bear in mind that Bind&Block FAT is not a slimming product that helps you to lose weight. It is a weight management supplement that prevents you from gaining weight by blocking future fat absorption.  However, I did find myself eating lesser by maybe 20% after consuming Bind&Block FAT 30 minutes before my meals because I feel fuller faster? So I guess that is the works of the Psyllium Seed, expanding & keeping me feeling full which helps me to not overeat!
 
 
Oh, & do not worry about the taste of the Bind&Block FAT powder because it actually tastes good! It has a fruity taste which I couldn’t tell what flavor it was until I read that it was Mango & Peach!
 
 
You can find Bind&Block FAT at all leading pharmacies & selected departmental stores!
There are 30 sachets in each box.
It is retailing at S$49.00 but right now, the introductory price is only S$42.00!
 
I will definitely be buying 2 boxes to prepare myself for my upcoming holiday trips, because who has the time to exercise and control food intake when enjoying overseas right?
 
Free sachets of Bind&Block FAT giveaway!
 
 
Just sign up at www.borschmed.com/bbfat to receive them.
 
I love how I do not have to change my diet plans or workout to burn the extra sinful meal that I have so that I will not gain weight. All I got to do is to remind myself to take Bind&Block FAT 30 minutes before each high fat meal!!
 
Thank you Bind&Block FAT for this product which is a god ‘sent to all of us out there.
 
 


 

Kate Eyeliner

I used to apply eyeliner daily as I really like the dark and thick eyeliner look but then I had a change in my makeup style as I grew older and I seldom apply eyeliner now. That’s because I can hardly find any eyeliner that is thin enough for me to draw a clean precise line for my everyday go-to-work look.

You see, I work in a corporate environment so I think dark and thick eyeliner is frown upon so I usually go to work with no eyeliner on. & I only draw eyeliner on after work when I’m heading out or during the weekends. 


But now that KATE TOKYO has launched this new line:
KATE TOKYO BLACK SHOCK COLLECTION

I’ve been lining my eyes with their KATE DIGITAL MEMORY LINER to work daily and I love it! I take less than 3 minutes to get both sides of my eyes lined, really convenient & great in application.


Let me share with you the key features of this eyeliner.

[Digital Black Formula] 
The pigmentation of this eyeliner is insane. The black is really intense & it goes on really smoothly in a complete stroke during application.

[Digital Memory Effect]
The eyeliner has an amazing staying power due to the new formula that features 2 types of polymers to achieve smudge & fade resistance. This is real good news for girls with oily eyelids who always complain about their eyeliner flaking or peeling off after long wearing.

[Super Fine Flat Brush]
This is one of my favorite key features because I am able to have great control over the thickness of the liner that I wish to achieve. I can go really thin as the super fine tip of the brush allows an effortless and steady application. 

[Easy Removal with Warm Water]
This is something new to me as I was very intrigued by the fact that with warm water, the product actually comes off easily. But note, water temperature should be around 40 degrees to have easier removal.


Here’s a comparison of Kate Digital Memory Liner along with a Japanese brand eyeliner that I previously own.

Can you see how truly black the Kate eyeliner is as compared the Brand X?
Both of the eyeliners are drawn in a single stroke.




This is how thin the Kate Digital Memory Eyeliner can go.
Even though it is thinly drawn, the black is so strong that it is still very visible and my eyes just looks more striking and bright without going too over the top with my makeup.




Here’s a short video of how I apply my eyeliner.



Another product that is in the KATE TOKYO BLACK SHOCK COLLECTION is the KATE VIRTUAL LONG LASH MASCARA.

This mascara seriously lengthens my lashes and it also has very strong color pigmentation to give me really black lashes.

& here are 3 of my favorite key features that make this my go-to mascara recently.

[Hard Black Formula]
As I’ve previously mentioned, the color pay off is very intense, jet-black in fact.

[Virtual Long Fibre]
It contains both straight and curled fibres to length your lashes and curl them at the same time. So you’ll end up with voluminous and curled lashes. Sounds really promising right?!

[Compact, Catch All Brush]
The application wand has bristles all precisely positioned to spread your lashes apart even as they are generously coated. The brush is so dense that it ensures all my lashes, be it short or long, are caught and layered with the light weight formula.


See what I mean by the brush is really compact? 
Oh, the mascara, just like the eyeliner is easily removed with warm water too!


Here’s a close up of my lashes with just 1 application of the mascara.
As I’ve mentioned previously, I am learning towards a more natural makeup look now so I tend to go very light handed on my makeup application.

But I really love how my lashes are evenly coated and lengthened.




This is my current everyday look.
Clean & simple yet my eyes are emphasized subtly.


The Kate Digital Memory Liner is retailing at S$20.50 & the Kate Virtual Long Lash is retailing at S$25.50.

The KATE TOKYO BLACK SHOCK COLLECTION will be available from February 2016 at selected FairPrice Finest, FairPrice Xtra, OG, John Little, Sasa Cosmetics and Watsons stores.

Xlash

Being girls, we want it all.

Having fair skin isn’t enough. We want fair, moisturized and dewy skin.
Being slim isn’t enough, we want to be fit and toned with a perky bottom.

So when it comes to lashes, what are we all looking for?
Personally, I wish for longer, darker and thicker lashes.

Asians like me usually have quite short and sparse lashes so we find ourselves relying on fake lashes or eyelash extensions to get beautiful and long lashes. Of course there are those who are blessed with great looking natural lashes but not all of us are as lucky so we are always looking out for products that make our lashes more defined and gorgeous.



I’ve been introduced to Xlash since November and was told to apply it diligently every night. The progress is supposed to be gradual and my most beautiful lashes can be seen in about 2.5 months.

Finally landed in Singapore, Xlash is a bestselling eye lash serum made in Europe that has escalated quickly to the title of “holy grail” product by many women.
Xlash is a made from a clinical cosmetics manufacturer that provides a safe and natural way of achieving beautiful, strong and healthy eyelashes.



I was told that Xlash product is natural, made of safe formula & high quality ingredients so I decide to take on the challenge to ditch my eyelash extensions for 2 month just to see if the “result guaranteed” claim is true!


The brush applicator is really thin, as you can see.

So every night before I’ve showered and cleansed my skin, I will apply a thin layer of it just directly onto my lash line as closely as possible.
I also apply it on my bottom lashes too!
I then move on to my usual skincare routine afterwards.

 I did it religiously for 2 months! 
Okay, I lied, there were days where I completely forgotten to use it or when I stayed over at SX’s place and forgot to bring Xlash along.

So let’s take a look to see how Xlash helped me achieve natural, stronger and longer lashes!


From this top-down view, you can definitely tell that my lashes are way longer and fuller than in the “Before” picture! 



Is it me or does it looks like I have thicker bottom lashes?
It doesn’t look as sparse as the Before picture.





Saving the best for last, in this side view, you can see how much longer my lashes have grown!! I did notice my lashes getting longer but because I was looking at them every day, I didn’t realize the difference was so huge until I did this “Before vs After” picture. 

Xlash has definitely proved to work after just a short 2 months usage and it gave me seriously longer lashes, in fact I’ve started to see growth already after only three weeks. I was really amazed to see the results! & all I had to do was just apply 2 coats of mascara whenever I head out and my lashes would look really good.

Pasting fake lashes isn’t always good for your eyes because it tends to weigh your eyelids down and sometimes the lash glue can cause irritation as well. 

So going all natural is the best way to go!


I did a pre-wedding shoot with Zwedding just 3 weeks after I used Xlash and the makeup artist commented that my lashes were looking good and long and he didn’t use any fake eyelashes on me!

The previous time that I did a shoot with them and my fiancé, the makeup artist actually pasted 2 fake lashes to create a dramatic lash effect.

So I was pretty surprised that he did not use any fake lashes on me this time round!



I was really pleased with how my makeup looks that day and I’ve been just relying on mascara ever since.

I guess I will only go for eyelash extensions when I’m going on a vacation and don’t want to spend too much time applying makeup daily. 
For now, I’m contented with my natural and long lashes with the help of Xlash!

Did you know that the company also has another amazing product which is the Xbrow?
Xbrow Eyebrow Serum helps those with sparse eyebrows to get them bold and more defined. I’m lucky to inherit thick eyebrows from my dad so I wouldn’t need to use it but my fiancé was really interested in it after seeing how my lashes have grown and kept pestering me to buy it for him. Haha, he has really sad and thin eyebrows so he wants to try growing them thicker.  



Thank you Xlash for enhancing the natural beauty of women, enabling us to accentuate and maximize it! My readers are able to enjoy 15% discount applying code: mtxlash (valid till 18th March)

Follow Xlash on these social media accounts if you are keen:
Facebook:  xlash SG/MY

& visit their website for more details on growing your lashes with Xlash: Xlash.com.sg