Lady First Singapore Season 3 Ep 5: Secret To Staying Young Forever

This episode probably gives ‘hope’ to a lot of women (and maybe, men too). :D And there’s a special guest (Rosina Lam, an actress from Hong Kong) who is absolutely gorgeous. If you’ve missed the episode, you can still watch it ‘on demand’ as a StarHub subscriber. *wink*

I’ve learnt a lot from this episode of Lady First Singapore. The most interesting nugget of information I’ve gleaned is about the signs of ageing, and where they appear. Apparently, they can be observed in places like your heels, neck, skin, dark circles & eyebags, hands, and crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes. And truth be told, I really don’t pay much attention to any of these (other than the eye area).

But just by making small tweaks here and there, from the color of your eyeliner to the shape of your eyebrows, you can achieve a significantly younger look. Choose the right brow shape for your face, and the right brow color to match your hair color:

Lady First Singapore

Xiao Kai’s advice to us ladies is to exercise, stay cheerful and to drink more water. Also, it’s important to exfoliate and moisturize our skin. You’ll definitely not want sallow and tired-looking skin.

Lady First Singapore Xiao Kai

If your skin tone is already yellow-ish, Xiao Kai recommends products with Areginine essence, hyaluronic acid, and seaweed extracts. You can head over to StarHub’s Lady First website for more details on the products – link below.

When applying mascara, guru Clarence’s recommendation is to pick waterproof mascaras if your eyelashes have a tendency to become droopy. I have to disagree with him about the choice of color for the eyeliner though… Maybe it looks good off-screen, but on a TV screen it looks like Candyce has some sort of eye infection:

Lady First Singapore Candyce

And oh… Graphic tees are IN this season so go ahead and experiment with colors:

Lady First SG

Looking forward to the next episode – TONIGHT! :D

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Lady First SG Season 3 Episode 3: 101 Ways to Get His Attention

Lady First Singapore

This third episode is all about helping ladies to look stunning and get all the attention they crave. The street survey that was done to find out which part of a female’s body men think they look at first was not quite successful it seems, with many of the men interviewed keeping to the safe choice of “her eyes”.

However, the show gives good tips as usual. In the picture above, Candyce swops her frumpy outfit for a sexy, off-shoulder one. If you don’t want to show any cleavage, Keith’s advice is to flaunt your back instead. Apparently, saggy muscles and fats are not as obvious there and the skin on our backs tend to be the fairest and prettiest.

And here are a couple more tips:

(1) Qianyu has hereditary white hair so she recommends the hair dye from one of the show’s sponsors. Guru Wu Yilin shares that color #4 is good for Asians and that you can keep the bottle in a ziplock bag for the next application (and to store it in a cool, dark place, away from the moisture present in a bathroom).

(2) Don’t wear over-the-top accessories like Hayley in the ‘before’ picture. Do note though that pearls are in this season so ensure you get some hair accessories with pearl highlights!

Lady First Singapore Season 3

(3) Hair should be black and shiny. If your hair is ‘yellowish’ and/or too oily, consider using a latherfree shampoo and the raspberry vinegar featured in this episode.

(4) When spraying on perfumes, spray it along your neckline, at the wrists, behind the ears, and at the crook of your elbows. Do not rub, as it destroys the scent! And when purchasing perfumes, spray it on, then walk about the store and let the scent settle first. If you are pleased with the way it finally smells on your skin, then you may go ahead and purchase it.

(5) Pauline Lan described one of the female guests as having “strange” hair and a “really petite” frame. The latter is reportedly 1.47m tall, so Keith put her in these really “thick shoes”. The white pantsuit did give an elongating effect, but I pity any woman who has to wear such shoes as the arch is too extreme and it would be really easy to get a sprain or twisted ankle.

Lady First SG

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Finding The Best Wedding Vendors in Singapore On Bridestory

Remember my previous post about Bridestory and how I said I’ll share about some of the local wedding vendors I’ve found on their site? :D Well, here are my picks for bridal gown, hair and that all-important wedding cake…

(1) Gown by Ted Wu [Picture from Ted’s portfolio on Bridestory]

Ted Wu Bridestory

No long gowns for me as I’d hate to trip on my dress, and also because shorter gowns make more sense in our climate, especially if you’ll be taking pictures outdoors. The main trouble I’d have with this gown is the need to shape up those arms first… OR… I could just keep my hands on my hips the whole time. Hahaha! :D I love the ruffles, the lace and the ribbon details. And while I’m shaping up those arms, I’d have to get my legs toned too. On second thought, a long gown might not be such a bad idea after all. XD

(2) Hair and Makeup by Cleo Chang [Picture from Cleo’s portfolio on Bridestory]

Cleo Chang bridestory

Truth be told, I hate hair wax and hair spray of all kinds. Once these things get in your hair, they are terribly difficult to wash out and get rid of. I’d like to just get my hair tonged and curls pinned up with not too much fuss, and not too much hair spray either. And then a few tendrils let loose to make it all look effortlessly chic and carefree. Some bling won’t hurt too. :D

(3) Wedding Cake by Febspantry [Picture from Feby’s portfolio on Bridestory]

FebsPantry bridestory

I’ve actually interviewed the owner of Febspantry before! Check out my interview with Feby here. Feby makes really pretty cakes and cupcakes, so yes, who better to bake me a wedding cake than this talented lady? :)

You really should check out Bridestory for your wedding needs if you’re getting married soon! Wedding planning doesn’t have to be a chore if you visit a one-stop site like this one. :)

Lady First SG Season 3 Episode 2: Fashionista Mums

Lady First Singapore Season 3

This second episode of season 3 seems to be a first for Lady First Singapore, in which celebrity moms are invited and they bring their young children with them! As you can see from the picture above, the kids are not quite content to stay seated. There’s Jaime Teo’s daughter in the midst of vacating her seat, and Eelyn’s son could be heard screaming during a good portion of the show. Lina and Shuqing’s children were less… erm… active.

But it’s interesting to watch how the moms react to their kids’ behavior during the filming. :)

Gurus Kevin, Dawn, and Keith dished out advice for moms who want to look their best even after having children. Here are some tips I’ve gotten from watching this episode:

Lady First Singapore Eelyn1) If you don’t want to have an uneven skin tone, make sure you wear sunscreen (and ensure it covers your neck and collar bone).

2) Applying too much loose powder makes you look like you have too much makeup on and it also makes your fine lines more visible. If you have dull or sallow skin, don’t use pink lipstick. Instead, pick a coral shade.

Lady First Singapore Lina Ng

3) If you want to adopt Victoria Beckham’s fashion style, choose outfits with high necklines so it’s harder for kids to grab at your clothes when you carry them. Choose clothes in bright colors too if you’re not wearing any accessories (again because the kids will grab at them). You can even make your kids your ‘fashion accessories’ by dressing them in handsome outfits. *wink*

Lady First Singapore Season 3 exercises for moms

4) Make sure you keep exercising even after having children. It helps keep you in shape and can also be a good bonding time for you and your children. Here, Dawn demonstrates the ‘Superman’ exercise. You can also do squats together with your kid – work those thighs (especially the inner thighs)!

Lady First Singapore Shuqing

5) When using a BB cushion, use light, patting motions instead of spreading the product onto your face! Use a cream blush and apply it a bit higher than usual for a more youthful look!


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CupoNation Sale: Get Discounts / Free Delivery From Zalora, Rakuten, Charles & Keith!

If you’re stuck at home due to the haze and feeling miserable, trust me, I know exactly how that feels. We’d thought a day trip with our pals to Desaru yesterday would be a welcome “escape”, but we jumped out of the frying pan to head straight into the fire, it seemed. The haze situation is much worse over in Johor. (@_@) But the food’s amazing! I’ll save that for another blogpost. Meanwhile…

It’s probably a better idea to just stay home and indulge in online shopping.

Not sure about you but I don’t like paying full price when there are discounts easily available. So before I pay for my purchases online, I like to check if there’s a discount code floating somewhere in cyberspace by googling the brand name + the words “discount code”, e.g. “zalora discount code” and look for any relevant ones before I do a ‘checkout’ on my shopping cart.

And here’s one popular site shoppers get their discount codes from… I like it because the codes I’ve used actually work:

I did a quick video while I was on the site, for sharing with my facebook pals, (head over to my facebook page to view it) and if you hit on ‘play’, you might notice that my voice sounds different due to a sore throat. #thankyouhaze

It’s really simple: Just head to CupoNation’s website and select the discount code you want for your shopping…

*Here are my screenshots of my favs*

CupoNation Zalora

CupoNation Rakuten

CupoNation Charles and Keith

Hurry and grab those shopping codes before they expire! :D

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Planning A Dream Wedding Online With Bridestory


[ Picture credit: ANSEINA BRIDES / Bridestory ]

Wedding planning is very much a chore for me, so I’m glad friends have stopped asking THAT question – “When are you getting married ah?” The answer will always be “SOON”. Put simply, I’m procrastinating because there are just too many things to consider. I guess this is why many people just give up and shell out good money for a wedding planner instead. (@_@)

So it’s pretty interesting how Bridestory wrote to me recently and introduced me to their online platform which helps couples plan the perfect wedding… online! (And nope… no talk of wedding sponsorship just yet. Haha!)

The website has a really ‘clean’ layout, is very easy to navigate and reminds me of Pinterest actually! :D Have a look:


Established in April 2014, Bridestory is a leading online wedding vendor which has a strong social media presence among Indonesian and international audiences. Their focus is on building an advanced wedding platform that connects engaged couples with wedding vendors around the world. Cool eh? We will no longer have to rely on recommendations from friends and relatives, and can instead select from the best vendors around the world! :D

And I guess there are different kinds of brides – some are the bochup (anything goes) kind, and there are the Bridezilla ones, and many others in-between.

In fact, I am reminded of a YouTube video I watched this week – an interview with Hillary Clinton. And one of the things she shared was about her marriage to Bill. She’d actually bought her wedding dress off a rack just the day before the wedding. :D That sounds pretty incredible (and rather cool too) but quite unthinkable for couples these days.

Usually, lots of prior planning is involved, from selecting that perfect dress to getting it altered to fit well, and of course, co-ordination of the bridesmaids outfits too.

And yes, besides wedding gowns, I’ve found bridesmaid dresses on Bridestory too:

Bridestory bridesmaid dresses

[ Picture Credit: INTOXIQUETTE BRIDESMAIDS / Bridestory ]

One can easily compare prices among vendors, check out their portfolios online, and also send them any queries. I’ll most certainly tell my photographer pals to get their businesses listed on Bridestory while it’s still relatively new in Singapore. :)

And what I love most about this platform is that my options are not restricted to just those wedding vendors located in Singapore – I’m also able to check out vendors in other parts of the world, e.g. Australia, Japan, Taiwan, etc. And there are vendors for everything from Catering to the Honeymoon, while still working within one’s budget of an affordable wedding or a splash-out premium one!

Photoshoot in Japan, anyone? :)

Bridestory Wedding Photographer

[ Photo Credit: MOMOYAMA CANDID / Bridestory ]

Perhaps I’ll share with you my top picks among the local wedding vendors in another post. Stay tuned! :D

Lee Hwa Jewellery: Of Buddha Diamonds and Vanda Pendants

l’ve received a couple of emails recently regarding Lee Hwa Jewellery’s new and supposedly innovative collections. First up, there are the Buddha Diamonds.

Buddha Diamond

These Buddha Diamonds are developed by Munich-based Schreiner Fine Jewellery and are shaped to represent a meditating Buddha. Each Buddha Diamond has up to 58 facets and is sculpted from a single rough diamond. This diamond – which is internationally patented – takes ten times longer to cut compared to a normal diamond. The range also includes earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Honestly, I find it lacks the ‘wow’ factor for me:

Buddha Diamond earrings, anyone?

Buddha Diamond earings

The full range of Buddha Diamonds will be available at the Lee Hwa Diamond Promenade (ION Orchard), while Buddha Diamond In Glass will be available in all other Lee Hwa Jewellery boutiques from end April 2015 onwards.

What IS pretty, though, is the Vanda pendant!  :)

Lee Hwa Jewellery Vanda Pendant

Vanda’s design incorporates Lee Hwa Jewellery’s signature 19k Purple Gold™, accompanied by rose and white gold. Also, there are several dozen round white diamonds, purple amethysts and pink tourmalines combined with a round solitaire diamond on the orchid’s lip. The Vanda pendant probably looks best on the rose gold chain.. The Vanda Pendant is available at Lee Hwa Jewellery boutiques in ION Orchard, Suntec City, and VivoCity from June 2015. Each limited edition Vanda pendant comes with its own individual serial number. If you really like jewellery fashioned to look like orchids, you can also check out Risis’ collection here. Very tempting indeed.

Arrived: The SingPost SG50 Hello Kitty Limited Edition Sets

SingPost SG50 Hello Kitty

These have to be the highlight of my day! :) The 3 limited edition sets that I ordered have arrived today. These SingPost SG50 Hello Kitty plushies are just too adorable. I can’t wait to take them out and snap some pretty pictures!

There were just 1000 sets for sale, and they were all sold out within 12 hours. This is truly a collection to treasure because SG50 only happens once.

And here’s a size comparison of the SG50 kitty with one of those from McDonald’s in the past:

SingPost SG50 Hello Kitty

And they come with a certificate and lanyard too :)

SingPost SG50 Hello Kitty

As for the stamps, it’s pretty obvious they are just for collectors to keep and admire from time to time. I don’t think anyone will be able to rip one out and stick it onto an envelope. Ha!

SingPost SG50 Hello Kitty stamps

Did you get a set too?

Maku Store Singapore’s Hot Pink Sling Bag

Maku Store Singapore

Back when I was working for someone else, I’d always get bags in dull and drab colors, namely, black and brown. It’s been a while since I quit my job in 2011… and my bags and accessories are all getting bolder and brighter in color, just the way I like them. I used to carry an agnes b handbag back when I was working for Adam Khoo. I still have that bag but I probably use it just once a year. I am now in love with bags in vibrant shades that are a delightful pop of color to match any outfit. :D This sling bag in hot pink from Maku Store Singapore is one of them.

The two clasps in front can give you a little bit of trouble if you are carrying many shopping bags but need to get your ezlink card or wallet out of the bag. :D Otherwise, it’s great, with an additional zip inside to ensure the bag’s contents do not fall out.

Maku Store Singapore

Also, there’s an inner compartment (zipped) in the middle, and another by the side. The usual phone and card slots are in there too. The presence of the inner compartment means I can’t place a slightly more bulky item into the bag, such as a book, for instance. But for everything else, there should be space. I’ve had an umbrella, wallet, phone, Sonny Angel toys, and tissue in the bag.

And it comes with another compartment at the back – can place that ezlink card in here. And of course, that all important sling comes with the bag too. :)

Maku Store Singapore

Reader privilege: Get a discount when you shop at Maku Store Singapore (#03-20 Bugis Junction) just by quoting my name / blog name. Check in-store for more details. :)

Maku Store Singapore’s Beautiful Pastel-Colored Sling Bag :)

Maku Store Singapore

Yes, I have yet another new bag from Maku Store Singapore! It comes in a combination of 3 beautiful pastel shades that makes me think of macarons, for some reason. :D And pictured above are my Sonny Angels, and some macaron erasers from Smiggle Singapore. Aren’t they all just too adorable?

This sling bag is just the perfect size for dates and meetup with pals, when I don’t want to carry a bag that is too big or heavy. This one is just right, and makes me carefully consider what I want to put inside.

Maku Store Singapore

There’s a compartment at the back (as you see above) and it comes with a detachable sling which you can remove if you want to carry this as a handbag.

*Sudden brainwave: Instead of using the sling, I can hook on a little dangly accessory by the side. I’ll definitely have to look out for either a furball or hello kitty one. Hehehe.

And here’s what I had in the bag for this shoot. There’s my umbrella, a book (which I will review soon), my Maku Store limited edition wallet and a powerbank from Julie’s Biscuits! :) And of course, my handphone will fit in there too, except that I used my phone to take these pictures.

Maku Store Singapore

The bag also has an inner zipped compartment and some card and phone slots too. I usually stick my ezlink card and a tube of eyelash glue into those slots.

Maku Store Singapore

This is definitely one pretty bag you will want to treasure. To check out this design, and many more others, pop by Maku Store Singapore at Bugis Junction #03-20 and be sure to quote my name / blog name for exclusive discounts and privileges. And don’t forget to check out the limited edition items in store. For barely any difference in price, you can be the sole owner of that particular design (bag, wallet, etc) in Singapore! Yes, no one else has this particular wallet featured above. *WINK*