Category Archives: Travel

[Travelogue] Batam Montigo Resort

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Girly weekend courtesy of Monnycat.

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Jing making cocktails for us. Yup, she brought all the ingredients frm SG except the ice

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Sea front plunge pool

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Indo mee

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Yoga time!

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sunset there was jus gorgeous

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Spa jacuzzi time

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At the spa

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Even more pools by the restaurant

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We had fun pool hopping

xx

My holiday make up & skincare stash

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Blogging from my iphone cos my PC is down

Im leaving for China in a few hours time and quite excited! Its my first time too. Beijing – pls dont disappoint me!

I limit my make up to 1 Bellabox.
These boxes i collected over the years are handy. I have another box for my skincare stuff lol

My minimalist holiday make up box:

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Dior lip glow, ZA Liquid eyeliner and brow pencil, Diorshow mascara, OCC lip tar, Innisfree mineral liquid foundation, SANA loose powder, NYX blusher, Revlon eye shadow, Canmake eyeshadow which is gg to finish!
I missed out my Silkygirl bronze eyeliner for undereye

Heres the skincare box:

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Mixure of stuffs from bellabox n my own loot, mainly bellabox though. I hope i can access wordpress there so can give mini reviews during the trip.

And of cos, LOTDs from Beijing.

Till then, have a great weekend! 🙂

[LOTD] Dressing Up for Winter

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My great European honeymoon never fails to bring the fondest memories to mind. Indeed, when we considered the various countries to go for our honeymoon, Europe seemed like the place where everyone would go to. This decision to go to Europe was definitely a wise one.

Had the chance to see many beautiful places and tick off many things in my bucket list. Oh yes, and be with the man of my life.

 

In France, outside Notre Dame

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Definitely difficult to pack for 20 odd days of winter without reusing stuff.

Black puffy coat (loved that I could cinch my waist, lest risk looking like the Michelin man)

Turquoise knit turtle neck, Uniqlo

Purple tartan scarf, Taobao (the hugely popular Chinese equivalent of Gmarket)

Red leggings, Taobao

Waterproof boots, North Face (best buy ever! Kept me dry, warm and stylish at all times)

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At the Louvre with the signature glass pyramid 

We ventured to colder places, and one of my favourite places was the Black Forest of Titisee, Germany. It was picturesque and of course, cold.

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See what I mean? It was where I totally wanted to be a Uniqlo ambassador. At  SGD$39.90, the waterproof, wind-proof pants was what kept me warm and dry every single time.  Fyi, this is apparently the place where blackforest cake was created.

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Rolled up my North Face boots (see what I mean about versatility?), put on some ear-muffs, and a red checkered scarf, I was all set to challenge the cold of Kleine Scheidgg in Switzerland.

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My childhood dream – to do a snow angel in actual snow. The kid in me died from happiness to fulfil this dream, especially for a kid from the tropics.

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 Near the Flower Clock in Geneva

Braved the cold winds to take a picture to show something besides my big fluffy black coat. A grey turtleneck woolen dress , printed cardigan, both from Uniqlo and a purple scarf from H&M. I had to hold onto my scarf and dress as the winds were absolutely wild.

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The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Here, I tried to inject a bit of colour by wearing cobalt blue jeans. Oh yes, I was using my new Desigual satchel but it’s not very visible under that big fluffy coat.

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In Lucerne, Switzerland

My husband said I looked like a kid. Indeed, I was going for the preppy look – white turtleneck, navy sweater, both from Uniqlo and winter shorts from Taiwan. What makes it more colleagiate was probably the orange Ferragamo hairband I got at an incredible steal – EU$40 at the outlet store.

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At the Harry Potter Studio Tour, UK

It was such a treat to see all the beautiful sets from the Harry Potter series. I would strongly recommend the butterbeer as it is really every bit as tasty as described by J K Rowling. My Desigual satchel can be seen a little more clearly here and I was wearing a striped knitted cardigan from Primark with a black and white checker board scarf.

Recollecting all these memories is definitely a blast from the past for me.

xoxo

 

Korea Trip Stash!

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An Yeong Haseyo!

Korea is really the land of skincare and my skincare heaven! there’s so many variety and product range is soooo extensive that by day 1 shopping i feel that all these products are just gimmicks and walking down myeong-dong is like a competition to see which skincare brand has the best marketing to draw in customers… but still i am a good tourist and i bought loads!

and all those who serve me in shops are PRC.. by default i am also a PRC to the sales assistants so i always have to correct them.

want to see what i bought from my korea winter trip? these includes things for my friends so not all is mine k

i have took photos according to brands and here’s where 90% of my shopping goes to

LANEIGE

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MISSHA- one of my fave brands!!
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close up of the MAKE UP from MISSHA
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I NEED THIS – its damn cool and it works man
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INNISFREE

I also like this brand cos they are very environemtally friendly and into using natural ingredients with all the no parabens no frangrance no alot of things

and YoonA from girls generation is the ambassodor ❤
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Sorry blur photo – Foam cleansers – using soon cos running out, first time trying
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Toner, scrub, and mineral foundation. i haven used foundation in years since i switched to BB cream so quite excited haha

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The Face Shop

all the premium masks for Syd and other stuff for friends. only thing for me is the Volcanic Clay nose pore pack which i reviewed before and likes

The nose pore pack selling liek 28 sheets for a less than SGD10 i think. i buy gmarket SGD2.90 ONE sheet.

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Etude House & Nature Republic
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and how can i forget my Girls Generation official merchandise from their homeland. Chocolates and Perfume

i realise yesterday that the perfume is not their real official merchandise but they only endorse it, i feel cheated abit man 😦
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I try to hit 30,000 won per store so that i can claim VAT refund but for etude huose and Nature republic i didnt hit.

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i also bought alot of lipsticks mini ones for friends but i gave away before the photo 😦

I wish i can buy more but i shall not go too far. i think this should be able to last me for a good year or 2. by then new pdts will be on the market so i will buy then…

i also bought a zara bottom and a fluffy sweater and food stuff for colleauges and family.

i didnt bring my credit card so no aftershock next month. think i spend SGD1,000 ++?

[Travelogue] Lake Tahoe, Monterey Bay & Los Angeles April 2012

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We rented a car from Hertz and drove to Lake Tahoe. We put up at a cozy studio via airbnb. The place was clean and Lisa, the host was great!

Our first day, we went out to Northstar and signed up for snowboarding lessons.


See how bundled up I was. Borrowed Chi’s Roxy ski jacket cos I couldn’t bring myself to spend on one. Yes, the slopes here look gentle COS we’re beginners 🙂 After a day of falling, we both ended up with bruised bums and goggles tanlines.

It really snowed pretty heavily that night, which means perfect conditions tmr to snowboard….yay!


Dinner @ Bridgetender with my humongous taco salad. The waffle fries were a god-sent. THey have a full bar but we ordered beer.


Just an hour n our car was covered with freshly fallen snowflakes


We didn’t have snow chains so we decided to walk out/down the hill frm where we were staying to the main road. Check out the snow! But we were lucky, a guy gave us a lift all the way to Squaw Valley cos he was going there to ski too!


This was taken at Squaw Valley and yes we’re in the same gear as yday + helmets


Taken on the drive down as we head to Monterey Bay


@ Monterey Bay Aquarium. It’s like no other Aquarium


Chocolate ice cream from Ghirardelli. DOn’t try other flavours cos u’ll just be paying for overpriced Dreyer’s ice cream


Drove along the 17 mile drive @ Pebble Beach


Ha! At least E knows how to change a flat tyre in 10 min

After this it’s on to Los Angeles..


We took the coastal route and stopped along the way


Sea lions sun-bathing


Soon we reached LA, after stopping over at the outlet mall first.


Love Korean BBQ? Soowon Galbi KBBQ is the place to go. We took the set for 2 and were very happy with the variety.

 


@ Farmers Market. Good coffee & delicious pastries, esp the apple pie we tried.


I heart Yogurtland. Pay by weight of contents in cup. I love fruity flavours


It was surprisingly hard to find krispy kreme


I attacked the original glaze donut before E could snap a pic


We stayed really near Santa Monica beach but it was a dead town


Venice beach was a much better place, buzzling with life. Parking was a bitch,couldn’t find a lot.


A random pepperoni pizza along Venice beach

I guess that’s all the pics I have, we didn’t take alot and I know it was mainly food pics. That happens when the main photographer is E.

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Till next time, bye~

[Travelogue] San Francisco & Napa Valley March 2012

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The cheesecake factory! That was our first stop after we landed in SFO. Check out that spread! It was supposed to be a snack!



I do love the beets salas and who can forget the sinful Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake. mmmmm….

Ok, we didn’t really do much there so all you’re gonna see are food pics..well, mostly food pics


In-N-Out burger!It’s good and a definite must try. Although I prefer Shake Shack’s burger and In-N-Out fries. It’s definitely more bang for your buck too.


A trip to Napa Valley. A little bubbly never hurt anyone…


Our first vineyard stop @ Mumm Napa. We had 2 flights per couple.


Next, we adjourned to Morimoto, home of the Lim’s favourite Iron Chef.


10 points for presentation 🙂


My favourite was the spicy salmon skin roll


The Lims, our lovely hosts then brought us to Sterling Vineyard for more wine tasting. A great place if you wanna see how wine is made, but I was there more for the sights and the alcohol


Lovely weather and perfect place to just take it all in.


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The Lims are great cooks. Delicious food thoughtfully presented.


Victoria – the milk model


See what we found at Cosco! A life-sized bear for jus 30 bucks


My absolute yummy treat – deep fried oreos from The Codmother Fish & Chips @ Fisherman’s Wharf. MUST TRY!


See ya as we embark on our road trip to Tahoe City…