Vitamins Infused Foundation!

A healthy mix for a healthier you!!

Just looking at their marketing material, I’m convinced the product is full of vitamin!

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What am i waiting for?? UNBOXING TIME!!! Yay!!!

Introducing BOURJOIS HEALTHY MIX FOUNDATION!

Pamper yourself with Bourjois NEW Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Foundation that provides multiple skincare benefits, on top of flawless beauty. The new formula contains a vitamin-infused complex that erases all signs of fatigue for a fresh and healthy-looking complexion.

Here’s what their exclusive blend of vitamins can do for us:

  • Vitamin C – Anti-fatigue effective – Look fresher and rested!
  • Vitamin E – Anti-oxidant action – Natural luminous skin!
  • Vitamin B5 – Revitalizing Action – Reveal the radiance within!

On top of these vitamins, this foundation is said to be long lasting and medium coverage (Up to 16 hours coverage)! It’s also semi-matte and ultra light weight which will gives you a delightful bare skin sensation! All day hydration for maximum comfort throughout the day! Last but not least, 70% more radiance giving you a natural healthy looking glow!

How true? Read on for more details!!

Pump bottles are always the best, or at least that how I feel. Clean and hygienic.. Most importantly, less messy!

  

Cant see much difference on my hand? Fret not, I did a quick swatch personally and I like the look!

So here’s me with my bare face, more like bear face.. LOL!

 

The shade I’m using is N54 Beige (somewhere light to medium shade)! The texture of this foundation is pretty smooth and it’s easy to blend out, all thanks to its light weight factor!

As for coverage, it did cover my freckles pretty well making them less obvious and I’m happy with it! I guess the half face comparison can speak louder than my words.

Now on my whole face? Ta-daaa! Matte but not flat! Totally loving the combination of this foundation!! Semi-matte and giving you a lil glow! Able to cover my freckles yet still remain light weight and doesn’t feels cakey!! Aiseh~ Best of all, benefit that can’t be seen, the vitamins infused in this foundation!

Now complete our flawless face with BOURJOIS HEALTHY MIX CONCEALER!

Time to say bye-bye to dark circles and pufy eyes! Brighten and energize in a single step by using this product!

It’s spherical powders will blur and smooth your skin for a silky finish! It contain light reflecting pigments that can gives you immediate radiance and undetectable finish!

How true? Read on again!!

This concealer comes in a small tube with cushion tip. Again, it’s a mess-free packaging and totally compact to bring around for touch-up etc.. ❤

 

I got myself a shade 51 (light), a tone lighter than my own complexion. This way, it can act as a highlighter as well! How smart! Okay, anyway, I guess you won’t be able to see much from the hand swatch.. Fret not (again!!), because I swatch it on my face too!

 

Healthy Mix collection seems really worthy! Concealer light weight too and easy to blend! The cushion tip can hold quite a decent amount of concealer hence you do not need to dap and dap again to get enough coverage.

 

I don’t know about you but I think it’s doing a decent job here. at least it covers my eye ring and yet doesn’t give me 2 white patch eye.. You know..

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Now to show you with all foundation and concealer on…

   

Will I buy this again? Why not? Vitamin infused foundation leh, go where find? Haven’t I mentioned? I wear this foundation/concealer to work from morning to evening and my skin doesn’t feel dry nor cakey after a whole day!! I can’t tell if it’s really 24-hr hydrating but at least for 10-hr is no issue!

Now’s your turn to give your skin a healthy flawless look!

WHERE TO BUY: Major Watsons & departmental stores

Price: Foundation @ S$29.90 for 30ml (comes in 6 shades); Concealer @ S$17.50 for 7.8ml (comes in 3 shades)

For more reviews on Bourjois Healthy Mix, click HERE!

 

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

Sample Store | Bourjois

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Indonesia Bali (Day 1)

So near yet so far! Although Bali is just less than 3 hours flight away, this is the first time we’re heading there!! I feel that we should have a break after planning #DALOVEKNOT wedding!! A well deserve vacation! PS: this is NOT our honeymoon yet!! >_<

So as you may all be aware, Bali has lots of villa! How I choose? Go to Groupon (via shopback – earn up to 7% cashback)!! Go find a villa that’s within your budget and looks appealing to you!

Bracha Villas: 4D3N stay for 2 for $452 in a Private Pool Villa with Breakfast + 1-Way Airport Transfer (up to $832 value)

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This villa looks not bad leh! Most importantly the pool doesn’t have tree/plants over it hence no worries of bug/insect or leaves dropping into the pool while you swim! Clean poool! (Yes, I’m timid!)

So i went to google about Bracha Villa and learnt that it’s actually quite well located! It’s at the heart of Seminyak! Food/Shopping/Beach all walking distance! What could be better?

So deal locked flight booked and off we went!!

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(View from the plane overlooking at Legian Beach (?) where hard Rock Cafe, Potato Head Beach Club are located.)

Upon arrival (about 130pm), we were greeted by our friendly hotel representative, Putu! Journey from Airport to Bracha is about 30 mins ride! Not sure how much it cost if you’re taking a cab though. However, if you’re planning to take a cab, Blue Bird should be a safer option! You can consider downloading their app and make booking easier (if you have data roaming).

BTW, there’s no time difference between Bali and Singapore..

Upon arriving at our villa, I must say… food is definitely not an issue here! Just opposite our villa is a Chinese restaurant!

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Opening the door to my VACATIONNNNN!!!

The villa is quite true to the illustration shown online.. Hence no shocking sight!

& let me proudly introduce my GIANT FLAMINGO!!!

It’s soooo big that it occupied almost 1/3 of the pool! If you have kids, I got a feeling they are gonna love this giant float!! It cost IDR150,000 per day (about SGD16?)

Now let’s move in to check out the villa rooms!

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The living area is a comfortable size for 2 person! They have everything that u will need! Fridge, stove, water dispenser, mineral water, complimentary soft drinks, plates, utensils, cooking ware, detergent, washing sponge, pepper & salt, tissue…

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They even have some books for you to read! Now I really don’t mind staying in the villa whole day!!

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From the living area (actually bedroom too), you can look out to the pool area, hence no worries about losing sight of your kids when they go to the pool

Now lets take a look at the room!!

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Neat room and ……JGOL0689XZPX9443

Spacious bathroom without door.. The only door u can close while doing business in the toilet is bedroom door.. Yes inconvenient but if you’re going with your partner/spouse, I guess should be fine..

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I must say, staff here are quite thoughtful.. Although it’s a groupon deal, they still arranged rose petals and honeymoon swan on bed after knowing it’s our lil honeymoon! I wasn’t expecting this though.. 🙂 A lovely surprise!

And you think that’s all….?

They even prepared a small cake for us!!!! I dont know if this cake really taste nice or because we’re hungry… This lil cake exceeded our expectation!! hahaha!

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Check out what’s outside the bathroom window!! My giant flamingo!! LOL!!

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I’m soooo in love with my giant float that i was granted a quick swim before we head out to familiarize ourselves with the surrounding! Apart from being our first honeymoon trip, this is also a trip for us to recce and plan for the next family trip! Private pool villa, who doesn’t like that idea??

The streets in Seminyak are all like this. A lil narrow but you’ll get a hang of it very soon..

Very soon, I got a lil too hungry to carry on and her head back to look for Ultimo!

Ultimo was HIGHLY recommended by my friend who went there for honeymoon too! Was told that they have very yummy pasta at affordable price.. I was initially a bit unsure if i want to try because I don’t know the chef’s standard..

Looking and the price, it was indeed quite reasonable and they have quite a wide variety of main course!

The next thing i can recall, I’m seated inside already! hahahaha!!

We ordered a Lychee Juice (I seriously don’t know lychee can be squeezed into juice!) 250g Waygu Steak, Prawn Linguine and a Mix Seafood Soup!

Not very appealing but taste wasn’t that bad. I love lychee hence this taste ok for me! Just image lychee drink but thicker and with a bit of pulps in every sip u take.

It’s a pity I couldn’t find my seafood soup image! The soup look so normal but taste totally like lobster bisque (without the cream maybe!)..

My SUPER DELICIOUS Prawn Linguine! It’s a lil oily but taste totally flavorful! I’m sooo in love with my pasta! Make a guess how many prawn are there in this plate? From the picture I believe u can see it’s quite a lot already ya? There are actually 20 prawns!! I can’t finish this alone!!

Then we have the 250g of Wagyu.. I had a few bit of this and I like this too! Tender medium rare steak with lots of fats.. Fine grated mashed potato with mix greens by the side!

Total Bill: 493,000IDR (approx S$53, depending on your exchange rate)

  • 45,000IDR Lychee Juice
  • 68,000IDR Seafood Soup
  • 200,000IDR Wagyu Steak
  • 180,000IDR Prawn Linguine (can’t recall the price but definitely cheaper than steak)

Food are generally a little more salty in Bali but I’m pretty fine with it. They taste more flavorful in fact! I’ll probably survive well if i’m gonna stay there!

You thought that’s all for our dinner?

We walked back further and landed at this first restaurant we saw when we step out from our villa (other than the chinese restaurant).

My hubby wanted to “purify the air” hence we sat here for a drink and I think he love their espresso! The first sip he took he immediately gave me that raise-brow look and said “好喝! (Nice!)”

Kinda rare for him to say something is nice or delicious.. He’s most common reply for good food is probably “Ok la~”..  Just first day and I heard his say something good about the food/drink!

Another reason we picked this place for him to take his puff was also because they sells babi guling! We ordered a Babi Guling set and a Mixed Satay set for takeaway so that we can have it as supper in the villa!

This is the Chinese restaurant I was saying earlier that’s opposite our villa! Looks pretty wow..

Walking back to our villa from the reception was quite adventurous for me.. It was so dark and eerie, i don’t know if there will be any lizard dropping on me! Guess my imagine went too wild!

Before we tuck in to our supper, CHECK OUT MY POOL NIGHT VIEW!! Got lights and mini “water fall” from the wall!! It’s never too cold for another swim!!!!

Now, back to my supper! The babi guling wasn’t what we expected, we thought it’s suppose to come crispy.. Nonetheless, it still taste quite good! The Babi Guling Set comes with keropok, soup, vegetables and 2 minced meat stick, cost about 98,000IDR?

The Mix Satay set comes with half dozen of satay (3 beef 3 chicken), keropok and vegetable, cost about 78,000IDR? It wasn’t too expensive but the fact that we had already taken dinner and they don’t sell just the meat, we gotta take the whole set, this made it a lil expensive.. LOL!

But overall, it’s still a nice supper!! I was sooooo FULL I think I was filled all the way up to my throat!!

Well, that’s about it on our first day in Bali Seminyak! Slept early so that we can get enough rest for the next day private tour!

BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence Drink

HARD TRUTH ABOUT HEART HEALTH

A recent survey has found that Singapore workers are spending more hours at work relative to their regional counterpart, resulting in workplace stress.* Together with the sedentary lifestyle from sitting at the desk the entire day, Singapore workers are facing increased risks of high blood pressure and heart diseases.

*S’pore workplace stress on the rise survey, the Business Times, 27 Aug 2016

Now what has that gotta do with today’s post? Read on..

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Introducing Unique RubySignature™ Formula!

Unlike normal collagen, RubySignature™ formula is created with a unique and precious blend of ingredients derived from natural sources. It contains micro-collagen and one of mother nature’s most powerful antioxidants, astaxanthin (micro-algae extract). Scientifically proven, its anti-oxidant power is 6000 times more powerful than Vitamin C, 800 times more powerful than CoQ10 and 500 times more powerful than Vitamin E.

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Collagen is necessary to support the skin’s structural foundation to improve firmness and elasticity for youthful and supple skin. Astaxanthin serves as the perfect complement by acting as a natural shield against the collagen-depleting procedure. In containing both micro-collagen and astaxanthin, RubySignature™ formula defies the ageing process by performing a vital triple-action of supplying collagen, protecting against collagen degradation and delivering collagen efectively to skin cells..

Infused with natural pomegranate juice, BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen makes for a truly delicious treat and an indispensable beauty oral supplement that addresses the heightened needs of aging skin. Designed to easily complement your existing topical skin care routine to form a comprehensive beauty regimen, the BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence range is available in both drink and strip formats. Daily consumption will help to ensure that your body is adequately supplied with the essential nutrients for optimal skin support and protection. For optimum efficacy, it is recommended that BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen be consumed twice daily to experience the skin age-reversing diference in 6 weeks*.

*Results may vary according to individuals

I had drank this for about a week now. I can’t say it changed me totally but I can see the radiance on my skin every morning when I look into the mirror! (Can’t be sure if that the glow of entering married life or.. LOL) Anyway, I do like this product as it’s sweet and easy to bring around. I’ve already packed it and was suppose to bring to Bali for my honeymoon trip but it slipped my mind..! Tsk!

(Hmm, got drifted a bit….)

Nonetheless, not to late to start when I returned because there were breakouts on my face during my trip (caused by the wedding’s heavy makeup I believe)!! After consuming 2-3 bottles I started to see slight result – my breakouts are healing, skin getting better too.. Who doesn’t love to see a beautiful self? At least I do! Although this drink sweet (might be a lil too sweet if u don’t really like soft drink) but it can be tastier if it’s sparkling!
Seriously, I  can’t help to think that at my age, I really need the aid of collagen drink to help me maintain YOUTH!!! hahaha! If I didn’t recall wrongly, an average person will need 5000mg  of collagen per day and consistancy is the key..! Just drinking 1-2 bottles a day, you’ll get smoother skin, firmer skin, less wrinkle formation.. WHY NOT???

 
Infused with natural pomegranate juice, BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen makes for a truly delicious treat and an indispensable beauty oral supplement that addresses the heightened needs of aging skin. Designed to easily complement your existing topical skin care routine to form a comprehensive beauty regimen, the BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence range is available in both drink and strip formats. Daily consumption will help to ensure that your body is adequately supplied with the essential nutrients for optimal skin support and protection. For optimum efcacy, it is recommended that BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen be consumed twice daily to experience the skin age-reversing diference in 6 weeks*.

About BRAND’S®

Operating across six major markets namely, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and China, BRAND’S® is the market leader in Asia with over 80 per cent market share. The company-owned manufacturing plants located in Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia and China ensures that products meet the highest quality and safety standards. Keeping relevant with consumers’ demands and changing needs is one of the company’s topmost priorities.

About InnerShine®

Developed with a winning combination of scientifically proven health-enhancing ingredients, BRAND’S® InnerShine® is a modern range of beauty wellness supplements to help you promote beauty from within.  Don’t let your lifestyle stand in the way of feeling great and looking fabulous. Let BRAND’S® InnerShine® bring out the best in you.

Now, if you’re keen in getting your hands on BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence, head over to BRAND’S®  e-Store! This collagen drink is exclusively available ONLINE only.

BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence (50ml x 12): SGD $62.90
BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence Strip (15g x 10): SGD $36.00

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

Sample Store | BRAND’S®

My All-Time Favourite! *LINK TO GET FREE TRIAL INCLUDED*

What makes my day end with a blast? An effective makeup removal!

A good makeup remover can remove make up not only effectively and great for all skin type! Hassle free!

Today I’m sharing with you BIODERMA  Sensibio series of products!

Sensibio H2O

Bioderma’s makeup remover is by far my favourite product! So many competitor came up with similar, as good too, but none can compare to THIS!

A cleansing and make-up removing water that respects the fragility of sensitive skin! It combines performance and very high tolerance!! It cleanses and removes makeup from the face and eyes (Yes, no separate eye maeup remover required!), soothes and clears up irritated skin! Best of all, it’s non-rinse and give a feeling of instant freshness!!

And if you didn’t know, Sensibio H2O makeup remover is fragrance-free formula, alcohol-free, paraben-free & hypoallergenic!!

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Just a little bit goes a long way!

For such big face I have, all I need is 3 cotton pad! One for each side and last one for the whole face to ensure it’s all cleaned! On a side note, this is just my daily light makeup for work. For dramatic makeup, you might just need a lil more..

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In fact, I think I did a post on this makeup remover quite some time back.. you can read it from HERE..

Next up, something new!

Sensibio Dermatological Water!

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Using highly purified water that is enhanced by a perfect balance of mineral salts and oligo-elements, the Bioderma Sensibio Dermatological Water soothes skin while maintaining healthy skin cells. A remarkable ally for sensitive skin, it combats various skin reactive signs. Soothing agents such as mannitol, rhamnose and zinc also provide quick and lasting relief to sensitive skin.

Sensibio Dermatological water was developed through BIODERMA dermatology research. Thanks to a perfect balance of mineral salts and oligo-elements, Sensibio Dermatological water perfectly respects the skin’s biological and physiological characteristics and is therefore an ideal ally for sensitive skin to combat various reactive signs (dermatological procedure, hair removal, after shave rash, sunburn, etc.) and sensations of discomfort.

Its unique composition and the D.A.F. (Dermatological Advanced Formulation) patented natural complex help increase the skin’s tolerance threshold in the event of external stress.

Soothing agents (mannitol, zinc) quickly and lastingly relieve the skin. The skin is soothed, comfortable and radiant.

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Use it as often as desired to freshen up skin or to remove the balance of mask left behind on face. Thanks to its isotonic formula, the skin can be air-dried with no dabbing! (Of course to show u the particles are really FINE, I SPRAYED a lot on my face so that it can be captured through my phone.. For normal cases, you won’t even feel the water..)

Last but not least, another new addition to Bioderma Sensibio series!

Bioderma Sensibio Gel Moussant!!

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The Sensibio Gel Moussant gently cleanses while hydrating and soothing sensitive skin. Enriched with skin conditioning ingredients such as coco-glucoside and glyceryl oleate, it also has lipid-restoring and moisturising properties.

To give you some numbers, it helps moisturises skin (+77% hydration*) and is 100% excellent skin and eye tolerance!! Suitable for day and night use on both face and eyes!

*In vivo hydration test on the coco glucoside/ glyceryl oleate active ingredients – 2 weeks application – 10 women – France.

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If you’re like me, ponder a while, wondering how to use this, here goes! Apply on wet skin, work into a foam, rinse well and gently! that’s it. Good for both morning and/or evening use.

NOW, CAN’T WAIT TO GET YOUR HANDS ON THESE ALREADY? They’re now available at Watsons, Guardian, Unity, Robinsons, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and National Skin Centre!

BIODERMA SENSIBIO H20: $15.90 for 100ml | $28.90 for 250ml | $41.90 for 500ml

BIODERMA SENSIBIO DERMATOLOGICAL WATER: $19.90 for 150ml

BIODERMA SENSIBIO GEL MOUSSANT: $33.90 for 200ml

You think that’s the end of my post, hang on till you get your 3-DAYS FREE TRIAL!! Just click HERE to get them~!! #dontsaybojio

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

Sample Store | Bioderma

#DALoveKnot – Chapter 9 (The Bridal/Wedding Car)

The clock is ticking.. We’ve done PWS! We’ve locked our guest list! We’ve done GDL! Now how can we not done with Bridal car!!

In Budget Bride FB Page, I did a quick search and found that quite a few brides recommended Abel & WeddingCarz. By instinct, I went ahead to check out WeddingCarz first because it seems like they will have a better variety of cars!

To my surprise, the person who replied me is.. Abel! CHEY!!!!

My hubby-to-be & I were pretty much firm that we don’t want a white bridal car because it’s too common and doesn’t compliment the white gown (at all). Hence we told abel to quote us dark colored cars.

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Very soon after the FB PM, i got his email with car image.

We made our decision within those selection and did a soft booking!

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His response was fast and even help to arrange car viewing session for us! What touched us most is that he even offered to pick us up as the car owner’s location might change.. Very considerate boss!

During that 1st meet up, all went pretty well! Driver assured us that prior the wedding day, the bridal car will be sent for washing & (omg, can’t remember the term he use) polishing?? Anyway, in short, he promised that the car will be shinning and clean when he pick us up on our big day!

I didn’t take a lot of picture but the inside of the car is decent. Leather seating (grey color if i’m not wrong).. They even shared their experience with us on what to expect on that day and what to avoid..

TIPS we learnt:

  • On the wedding day, Bridal Car should not do U-turn nor reverse – not a good sign.
  • If you’re a teochew bride, rightfully you your leave the house before sun rise. However, if you’re like me, doing it later, you might want to plan to go straight to groom’s house – NO mid-day shoot before that. Teochew bride cannot “see light” prior arriving groom’s place. Mid day shoot can be done after you leave groom’s place. 🙂 Take it as a  chance to showcase your Kua/Teadress, else i believe you’ll have little photos of those dress.

Well, since all went well, we confirmed the booking and secured out bridal car! Now hope all will be smooth on that day! 🙂

BeautyKeeper

A heaven for taiwan products lover! They bring innovative, novel & award winning Taiwanese beauty products closer to you!

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Thanks to Samplestore, I get to try a few items from BeautyKeeper!!

The first thing that caught my attention is SLIMWAY (Organic) Essential Oil!

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Ever thought how to get rid of those wrinkled, saggy skin after weight lost?

This lil oil here is suppose to help you keep your skin firm, eliminate orange peel skin & regain skin elasticity as you slim down!! SLIM DOWN BEAUTIFULLY!

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It’s not only an essential oil, it helps you curb your appetite too!

I’m not too sure able the curb appetite part, but i enjoy the fragrance of the oil, it helps me sleep better at night!

HOW TO USE: Apply approximately 10 drops once in the morning, noon & night – massage! For extra strength, in the first 30 mins of use, apply 1 drop on the stomach & take deep breath for 1 min before you go to bed!

After you’ve taken care of your body, let’s care for our beautiful face!

Here we have MDMMD Wakeup Skin and Freeze Age Essence! By that name, I believe it’s not hard to tell it’s an anti aging product!

The products reminds me another brand where to essence is thick and can gives your those doink-doink feeling! I gave this to my mom to try, hence will let you know the review once i hear from her!!

Next up, the not very attractive packaging mask but I thought it was pretty good!

SEVYNAL – Brightening Firmimg Repair Mask is made with VICERAL which can be composed when buried in soil.

If you ask women,”What’s your dream?.” I believe 80% would say they want to stay forever young! If that’s you’re goal, then this is the right product that you’re looking for!

 

The mask is very fitting and it leaves a very smooth after effect when you’re done!

Last but not least! All Belle Falsie!

Looks decent.. but looking at the manufacturing date (4.5 years ago), I’m not sure if i will wear it out though.

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Overall, I think I still think BeautyKeeper is a decent platform where you can get Taiwan Beauty Products!! Head over to give it a try..

**The above blog review is proudly sponsored by:

Sample Store | BeautyKeeper

#DALoveKnot Chapter 8: The Bridal Studio – Pre-Wedding Shoot

The long awaited PWS day! Probably one of the post that I do not need to edit my complexion!

My appointment was at 10am for makeup! We arrived early and Joann was already there! without further delay, we started doing our makeup after I got changed into my button shirt!

Ampoule – $25

Lashes – $15

Friendship – Priceless!

Prior to our PWS, I actually gave Joann a lil thank you gift and she felt the appreciation and in return upgraded my makeup to airbrush makeup! Woohoo!! Who says studio are all about making money.

Airbrush makeup are light weight and moisturizing! By the look of below image, i guess it’s not hard to tell which is before which is after ya?

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Word of advice: Top up to bring your MUA out! the weather is not going to do justice to your glamorous face!!

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I have 4 looks to compliment the gown and to be honest, letting down my hair is still my favourite.

Looking back all this photo, I have to say, hairdo might not be joann’s strength. Nonethless, it’s not that bad too la. Just don’t expect super wow look.

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Very soon we started our indoor shoot and spent about 4 hrs doing that..

Smile~ Look down~ Hold your dress~ Shoulders down~ Chest up~ Chin down~

If you ask me, I did not feel that the PG was able to lighten up the mood and made us feel natural. In fact, by the end of the day, I still didn’t feel very into the shoot.

In case you didn’t read my previous post (HERE), pls note that I was still pretty upset by the fact that the studio changed our PG without informing us and showed us NOTHING on our new PG’s work..

All they had had been showing us during our appointments were their existing PG’s work and it’s not like the original PG they assigned to us left/resign.. But they just changed it. Totally affected my mood for the shoot..

DISCLAIMER: I’m not pissed or dissatisfied with my PG but just the shit they do is like misrepresentation! Promise not delivered!

For now I can only pray hard that the photos by the PG will turn out unexpectedly HIGH. Because everything that’s just of OK/So-So standard will be consider and marked as BAD.

ON THE BRIGHT SIDE! I’m so glad I had my maid of honor (MOH) with us throughout the shoot. She drove, she gave me water, bring me fan, help me everywhere we went..

She help us took candid shots .. which turns out pretty NICE!! Since I don’t have the real photos by the PG yet, let me show u some sneak preview by *proud* my MOH!!

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First outdoor location: Seletar North Link

The whole road was pretty nice and in fact I would highly recommend couple to take their outdoor shoot here! There’s pretty “lake”, foresty, burnt “jungle”, lalang field.. Seriously, I love this place!

Now for the piece of bad news, rumour has it that this place will be gone in another few years.. Maybe 2-3 years, maybe 4-5 years, I don’t know. So heard over there while it’s still around.

PS: Lots of lalang there for those brides who’s really into taking lalang field! A big field of lalang and not like just a small area.. Look really beautiful in my mind!

We almost missed shooting at the lalng field because the PG didn’t direct us there and asked us to leave for next location when he think he’s done.. I had to request again (already asked for lalang field prior our shoot) then we managed to take a few shots there..  sigh~

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Second outdoor location: Fort Canning Park

The Groom choose this place as it doesn’t seems like a very popular destination for shoot. We were pretty late already by the time we reach here. Hence i did feel that the PG did not really explore the place but instead only ask us “where else you wana shoot? where else?”

Seriously?? if you ask me, I would think that PG should do the homework and recommend the place to shoot (like what he did for Seletar North Link)..

Now a tip for The Bride – BRING lotsa mosquito repellent!! Damn! less than 5 min there I was already feeding 5-6 mosquitoes! 2 on each side of the arm, above my brow and my ring finger! T_T

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And above 2 photos are indoor shoot within the studio. They have quite a few indoor scene.. Those backdrop poster kind, real cafe kitchen, bedroom, garden, staircase. The whole 5 stories high shophouse, everywhere, can be a scene..

We had our casual shoot done outdoor but because my MOH needs to look after the car, hence, we did not have any candid casual wear shoot.

The whole shoot ends at about 830pm and by the time we send the MUA and PG back to shop, it’s about 9pm already.. Mad tiring but mad happy too (minus those hiccups that I’ve been bugging about)

MORE TIPS:

Bring a friend/sister along! She will be a great helper – like my MOH!

Bring along drinking straw – Bride will need a straw to drink so as not to ruin the beautiful makeup.

Bring a portable fan – The weather will kill the mood!

Bring a powerbank – In case phone battery went dead for taking too much candid shoot! (BTW, I understand some PG don’t like people to take candid shoot, so pls do it discreetly in case you were asked to keep you phone!)

Bring ice cold water – Freeze some ice in the bottle prior the shoot and then fill in ice water and keep them in a cooler bag! My ice water became useful when we were at Fort canning Park (which was already almost like 6-7pm?) Yes, cooler bag very important!

LOTS OF TISSUE (DRY/WET) – You will be perspiring like a dog! So good to have more..! I’m so glad I had both my MUA and MOH around.. They took care of me so well.. Touch up make up! Dap on my (endless) perspiration!! Fan me! Hold on to me!

Plaster/Tiger Balm Oil/Light food or snack – These are good to have! we did not use the plaster nor tiger balm (heng ah!) but the ham & cheese sandwich were pretty handy when we were doing our indoor shoot halfway! The Bride became very hungry!

All in all, I think it’s the companion that day that made the exhausting day less frustrating. 🙂 Just before I end this post, sharing one more thing with you – TIME LINE.

Everyone might not have the same timeline but it can serve as a guide for those couple who signed up BS package at least 1 year prior wedding!

TIMELINE:

Contract signed + Deposit payment

1st appointment (May 2016): Gown selection

2nd appointment (Jul 2016): Gown selection + 2nd payment (not needed if you found what you like during the first session)

3rd appointment (Oct 2016): Makeup trial + Fitting for PWS (usually 2-3 days bef pre-wedding shoot)

3rd appointment (Oct 2016): Pre-wedding shoot

4th appointment (Nov 2016): Bridesmaid dress selection

5th appointment (Nov 2016): Photos selection

6th appointment: (Dec 2016): See Layout

7th appointment (Jan 2016): Collect Album (before CNY) – clear balance payment

8th appointment (Feb 2016): Final fitting/Gown collection – pay cash deposit for the gown

9th appointment (Feb 2016): Return gown and take back deposit

 

#DALoveKnot Chapter 7: The Solemnizer a.k.a. JP

The actual period for you to get a JP is 3 months prior your wedding (ROM) date.

However, it seems that popular JP are always fully booked prior that dateline. Hence I decided to start early!! I already did a shortlist of my preferred JP at least 9 months prior my wedding!

  • Dr. Phua Tan Tee (licence expiring 30 Jun 2016) Very fatherly and well recommended JP! Tends to give long speech but according to review, his speech are well loved by elderly..
  • Mr. Tan Yan Boon Alex (licence expiring 31 Dec 2016) A jovial gentleman
  • Mr. Chiang Heng Liang (licence expiring 31 Dec 2016) In case you want to know, he’s the JP for Christopher Lee & Fann Wong..
  • Mr. Lee Ka But (licence expiring 31 Dec 2020) From what I read online, seems like he will usually donate the angbao money from couple to charity (under couple’s name)
  • Dr Ho Lai Yun (licence expiring 31 Dec 2018)

On the 6th month, I had approached the first 2 JP and was indirectly rejected as their license are expiring. They couldn’t advice any further as license renewal wasn’t up to them to decide. It’s ROM decision whether to renew them or not. Hence outta courtesy, they actually advice me to look for someone else in case their license wasn’t renew.

Knowing that I’m a kiasu bride, I decided to go ahead to look for alternative! I asked a few married friends / visited forums to see if they have any recommendation! My main concern is that i do not want a JP who’s too serious (which will makes me more stress) nor i want a JP who doesn’t seems to take things seriously (comes late / not pro-active / rushing things through)..

Finally, I shortlisted next 3 names and decided to email to Dr Ho first since my friend highly recommended him.. I did not approached Mr Chiang due to personal reason but according to my friend who engaged him, they really enjoyed their ROM with him. He basically stayed throughout the session even though he’s role was done. Very 尽责!

Waited for few weeks, no respond from Dr Ho.. (SAD again!!) Decided to resend the email to follow up and to my HORROR!  I SEND TO THE WRONG EMAIL! OH-EM-GEEEE (OMG)!! HAHAHAHA

I quickly copy and paste the context and send to the correct email and he responded within a day! *whistle* HAPPY GIRL NOW.. Not just because I found my mistake and corrected but because he replied.. with a POSITIVE ANSWER!!! Yey!!!

He had blocked his calendar for our wedding date and we even talked about meeting to get some documents sign and filing for marriage!! Pls note that this was about 6.5 months to our wedding!

For now.. I guess i have nothing else to update! So stay tune for next week’s post for more wedding preparation post!!

Some links that might be useful in finding your JP:

Registry of Marriage

Reviews