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Archive for April 2012

Light at the end of the tunnel.

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Interesting structure at Art Science Museum. I can sit here all day, with a cup of coffee and a book.

Somehow I find it very inspiring because of the circle right smack in the middle allowing light to seep in, reminding me that there is always light at the other end.

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April 30, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Invisible – Skylar Grey

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Can’t get this song out of my head after hearing it on the radio.

Everyday I try to look my best

Even though inside I am such a mess

Why do I always feel invisible, invisible…

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April 26, 2012 at 12:39 AM

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My Titanic Experience

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This is the first time I’ve ever been to the Art Science Museum.

It is pretty impressive, just like the rest of Marina Bay Sands which has become an iconic part of Singapore.

The Titanic exhibition marks the 100th year anniversary and is interesting to me in terms of the artefacts that they displayed and the way they actually model out parts of the ship for us to experience how it really is like for eg, the bedrooms, the hallways, and also the deck which is the prettiest!

Unfortunately, I don’t have any more photos of the exhibition except the 2 below because photography is not allowed 😦

There were also gigantic black and white posters outside the exhibition and it was fun hanging around there.

And signing off with these cute coasters, Xx

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April 24, 2012 at 4:47 PM

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A little Ulta Hual

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I am back in Singapore! FINALLY.

I actually reached on Sat and rushed for convocation at Fullerton Hotel and was busy all the way till midnight. But I had a good 12 hours sleep and am feeling so much better now.

Just thought that I should update about the fact that I finally got THE CLARISONIC ;D

I am excited to try it out, especially since I’ve noticed that I’ve been breaking out more often and blackheads and enlarged pores are getting more apparent! Really worried that if I don’t take good care of my skin, I’m gonna age really fast especially since I apply makeup almost everyday.

Will update this space once I’ve tried it out in maybe 2 months time.

Some other stuff that I got….

Hope everyone’s having a wonderful weekend! XO

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April 22, 2012 at 5:18 PM

A little Target Haul

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Hello! Sorry for disappearing. I am in the States now! Had a super long flight and arrived on Saturday night which was Singapore’s Sunday afternoon already. This actually means that I travelled for ~27 hours! Felt like dying during the last few hours of the flight, no kidding yo.

On Sunday, we went shopping the whole day because that’s what the GUYS wanted. I actually got less than what I had expected and everything is something that I would wear over and over again (at least for the clothes) so I was really happy about that.

Anyway, enough digressing and back to the title of my post…we went to Target at the end of the day so I took the chance to pick up some things that I really wanted! This is what everyone should do, just get things that they want instead of buying a whole lot of other crap to try to tone down that lemming heh 😉

YES, FINALLY….What I bought!

I have a straightener already but my sis wanted it so I couldn’t bring that over when I get married so I decided to finally cave in and bought a curling iron! I have always been fascinated by the youtube gurus who use it and am glad that I own one now too 😀

1) Sally Hansen Strengthening Top Coat – Now that I don’t have much time to go to the nail salon, I thought I had better buy a top coat so I could paint my nails more often instead of leaving them plain and ugly.

2) Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop – I am absolutely psyched about this! Very tempted to get them in more colors now, like 5 more >.<

3) Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe – I had really wanted to get more colors, but they just didn’t appeal to me. Like ‘Back to Bronze’ reminds me of the Benefit cream shadow that I have, and the white one reminds me of the NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow pencil in Milk, except with shimmer. But I just wasn’t tempted to get them at all!

4) Essie Nail Polish in Lilacism – it’s a cream shade and I adore creams! I always have to get an Essie nail polish whenever I see them because they are just so pretty to me.

5) Maybelline Fit me! Blush in Deep Rose – got this for my sis as she had requested for a blush.

 

You guys know this means that my makeup ban is unsuccessful right, but hey at least I lasted for 2 months! =p

Most probably heading to the mall on Wednesday, really excited!

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April 17, 2012 at 10:30 AM

LoveMore Alps Spring & Phytoncide Moisturizing Mask (Review)

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Today I bring you yet another sheet mask review! I have been enjoying doing these surprisingly so I hope that you have enjoyed reading them too 🙂

LoveMore is a Taiwan brand that has been gaining popularity for its cute packaging. I tried NOT to be too much of a sucker for cute packaging for sheet masks since you throw them away after you use it so when there was a deal for 2 boxes at Watsons, it was a good time to try them out!

I thought I had taken a photo of the front and back but realised that I forgot. And, that was the last piece of the whole box -_-

The mask was slightly big on my face but I have no issues with that. It sticks to my skin pretty well, which is something I don’t usually notice but for this mask it just doesn’t move after I adjust it into place. I think this is an amazing point because some masks tend to shift which can get really annoying.

The material is not smooth cotton, I don’t know how to describe it but it looks like this:

As per the description: ‘Using ingredients from Apls’s spring with hyaluronic acid and phytoncide, this refreshing mask awakens your skin’s moisturizing ability, and allows your skin to absorb the beneficial effects from the mask easily and becomes moisturized instantly!’

After taking off the mask, my skin does feel more hydrated 😀 Something else to note is that it smells really refreshing but is not overpowering. All in all, I really did enjoyed using this mask and is very much likely to repurchase it!

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April 11, 2012 at 10:23 PM

Ho Chi Minh City – Part 2

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I see a few tourists here and there but not many. There were very little global symbols, such as Mcdonalds, Starbucks & etc.

Traffic was bad for the pedestrian. As a Singaporean who is used to to traffic lights and orderly motorists, trying to cross the road is near impossible. You have to stop a car at a time, literally.

Felt hot and grumpy soon after, because there was no familiarity at all yet I did not want to give up and head back to the hotel after spending 2 days there!

Well, I at least managed to walk to City Hall.

And after a while, I got lost while trying to get to the War Museum and got cheated by this uncle! 😦

 Read about it here.

And finally, I arrived at the museum!

One thing that had always fascinated me was torture. It never fails to amaze me how another human is able to inflict so much pain on another fellow human being.

Reading about what the victims went through made me cringe.

That was just one part but definitely the most gruesome section because of the real-life exhibitions. The other levels were mostly photos and descriptions about the war and Agent Orange.

Something interesting to note is that the Americans call it the Vietnam War, but the locals I spoke to refer to it as the American War.

Looking at the photos and blogging about it is sending chills up my spine again.

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April 9, 2012 at 12:04 PM