Monday, August 18, 2014 :: Sennheiser: What’s Your Momentum


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Long story aside, with dearest Beatrice's and John's schoolmate introduction (the world is so small!), I came to know of Ciar, a wonderful lady who works at Sennheiser and have so graciously gifted 2 sets of MOMENTUM On-Ear headdphones to both John and I few months back. We have been using them so regularly and in fact brought them overseas for use on boring flights (they make budget flights so much more bearable with quality music in your ears).
As a fan of Sennheiser, I couldn't say no when I was invited to their Sennheiser’s What’s Your Momentum campaign recently where an exciting event of café hopping was revealed alongside the attractive prizes. That was when I saw the red headphones for the first time and……fell in love with it! 
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Fooling around with Bea and Peggy haha
Peggy’s cafe, The Tiramisu Hero is one of the cafes involved in Sennheiser’s cafe hopping event! More details below!

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Love Evonne’s hair color in this photo! 
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The event aside, those kind folks from Sennheiser especially Ciar who came to know about it swiftly sent me a new set in red (oh gosh!) alongside a new set of earphones! 
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Allow me to digress - I have been on the phone with Ciar for some time where we chit chat and explore opportunities to work together for VGY when she realized she could not hear me over the phone and my voice was muffled (just like how you would sound when speaking via loudspeaker function). On the contrary, her voice was loud and clear to me. Apparently, my ERA JAWBONE bluetooth which I blew $180 on produces loud and crisp voice so I can hear even if you whisper BUT the poor fella over the phone is unable to hear me clearly and have to struggle to make out what I am saying even though I am close to screaming into the bluetooth. 
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And that was how Sennheiser so generously gifted their Bluetooth headset alongside with my third pair of headphones WITH a appreciation card in it. Imagine how touched I was! Usually, brands will tend to gift only the items they wish to promote but Sennheiser actually went out of the way to get me a Bluetooth set so it will work properly when I speak to my clients for my property work. For that, I should be the one mailing out an appreciation card for them instead for being so attentive to my needs! :*) 
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Whoa, I didn't know this post has gotten so long. But I really enjoyed writing this down to show my appreciation for the kind folks at Sennheiser and everyone there who have penned their name down in this card :*) 
Since I am at it, allow me to introduce their café hopping event where you can win prizes as you go around discovering new food places and collecting stamps! Here's how you do it!
In Sennheiser’s collaboration with 24 hipster cafes in Singapore, collect stamps at a number of cafes (yes! cafe-hop!), redeem reward vouchers and also stand a chance to win grand prizes like Sennheiser’s headphones and even a bicycle from Wheeler’s Yard! For more info, click here to read more! 
So good luck to you and hope one of my lucky readers can be the one snagging the top prize! :) 

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Friday, August 15, 2014 :: Solutions for Asian Skin


These past few months have been so hectic my skin have suffered as a result. Running about under the sun sometimes up to 3 hours in the direct sun due to the nature of my property work have resulted in pigmentation on my cheeks and really dry and sensitive skin. Because my skin have seen better days, this condition of my skin from stress and environment makes me feel that I have to do something about it. 
To spare some time out from my schedule for a facial appointment is really hard so I was thrilled when I was approached by Asian Skin Solutions for a facial. You know when you are pre-booked way earlier, there is no way you can skip that appointment because you have to drag yourself down for it haha. Yes, I have to book my appointments a month sometimes two in advance. 
So the trip down to Asian Skin Solutions proved to be a good treat for my stressed out skin. If you are impatient (well, we all are), you can scroll down below to see my skin the next day after the facial treatment ;) 
It started with the analysing of my skin and I pretty much hit the bull’s eye on my skin condition. 
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A little fun to know information. The first box on upper left is the collagen on my face. On the top upper right box, it is my neck, and the bottom 2 boxes are my upper fore arm. The little triangles where the pink arrow is pointing at are directly related to the amount of collagen. As you can see, there is almost no collagen on my face (gasp). Whereas my arms, they have the ideal amount of collagen or should I say this, ideal skin that most women pursue after relentlessly by consuming supplements and whatnot. 
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This magic wand reveals everything about the skin (without makeup on). So…here it is, my problematic areas of concern are Pigmentation + Slightly Dry Skin + Excess Sebum. 
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The consultation ended with the prescription of the customized treatment known as CollaDew Treatment. As the treatment name suggests, this is an effective blend of Collagen + Dew Essence specially concocted to meet the means of common Asian combination skin problems. Penetrating deep into skin layers with the aim of repairing damaged skin cells. Let me highlight some key benefits of the CollaDew Skin Treatment. 
It provides maximum hydration into skin cells which are essential for repairing damaged cells. With ample hydration, it moisturizes dry skin for lesser sebum secretion. Collagen which is an essential component for healthy skin cells is a key component in this treatment. With its anti-aging properties, it gives a youthful skin appearance, promotes healthy skin generation and lightens pigmentation. 
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Already in my bare skin before the treatment, can you see my pigmentation at my centre T-zone and my cheeks? 
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All I can say is…the sun is really harmful for the skin. Just 2-3 weeks of being in the sun even with sunscreen on brings about pigmentation, sebum and enlarged pores in my case. You can see the condition of my skin more clearly in this photo. 
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While I tucked myself into sleep under the comfy blankets, double cleansing (where makeup and dirt accumulated on the surface is being gently removed) and moisturizing mask with softening essence treatment (to soften hard-to-rid stubborn and clogged pores for better absorption of nutrients and deep-cleansing of pores) was underway. I got through the first 30 minutes in peace because there was no extraction. Yay to that! How do you hate it to suffer the pain of extraction!? I never believe in extraction and can you believe me when I say for all 26 years of my life, I do not and have not squeezed a single zit or black/white head on my face (many many thanks to the advice from my mom who used to be a beautician in her younger years)? I rely on facial and products instead and the result is a clean smooth canvas. So that is why I always tell my friends… 

DON’T ever squeeze ANYTHING on your face unless you really like having scars and holes”. 
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With the skin well-prepped for maximum absorption of all the goodies, the next step was the Collagen Repairing Treatment. This treatment was coupled with the use of the repairing device so as to ensure the collagen is penetrated deep into inner layers of skin to promote repair of damaged skin cells. I would like to think that the repairing device ensures the delivery of collagen particles right into the inner layers of the skin ;) 
(Go on, my skin is extremely thirsty for all the collagen. And they thank you for it) 
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Could barely open my eyes because the room was so dark and cosy until I asked for the light to come on to see my skin’s texture after the Collagen Repairing Treatment. Well well, the red pigmentation is greatly reduced and my skin looks more revitalized, isn’t it? ;) Really love the suppleness of my skin at this stage! 
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I got into another 20 minutes or so of quick wink again when I was given the CollaDew Treatment Mask. 
This powerful skin treatment mask is known for its combination of both hydration and collagen properties. It helps to tackle visible problems on the skin surface, such as excess sebum, reduce irritation of skin cause by sun exposure or buildup due to prolonged improper makeup removal. To me, I feel that it is an indulgent mask that helps to hydrate and replenish the skin’s moisture and collagen levels for a soft and supple skin texture evident by touch. 
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Lastly, I got into a deeper sleep at the Pressure Point & Shoulder Massage Therapy. This step is my favourite where my aching shoulders from using the computer day in and out, received a well-executed massage at the painful points. 
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Left the place feeling realllyyyyy rejuvenated after a revitalizing customized skin treatment and massage at my painful shoulders. But definitely, the bonus is feeling better and more confident about myself and my skin ;) 
A key feature of Asian Skin Solutions Skin Treatments, apart from specialising in Asian skin problems, is that all skin treatments are developed in mind to eradicate the skin problems not only on the surface but from within. Additionally, they aim to improve the overall skin health and to build and promote healthy skin cell growth. 
To further complement the different series of skin treatments, Asian Skin Solutions also has their own series of carefully formulated products best suited for the different skin conditions of Asian Skin Types. I received two products suited for and to target my skin’s condition. 
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Pore Refining Lotion
The nemesis of enlarged pores, Asian Skin Solution’s pore refining lotion contains natural Vitamin B5 and Green Tea extracts to minimize and refine enlarged pores without traumatizing or stripping your skin of its moisture. I like how this lotion absorbs quickly into the skin which preps my skin well for the next skincare product. 
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This lightweight moisturiser specially formulated for dull and sensitive skin is so refreshing and finely textured! It gets absorbed quickly into my skin yet keeping my skin properly hydrated with natural radiance throughout the day. I keep dry and flaky skin at bay with this moisturizer :)
And lastly, this is my skin the next day after facial. Headed down to Graceous for a new set of eyelash extensions and the folks there commented on the good skin! ;) 
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Good luck to you and I hope you like this recommendation! :)
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1 x CollaDew Skin Treatment + Eye-Revive Treatment (worth 248
Exclusive to first 15 VainGloriousYou readers : Receive a complimentary set of Asian Skin Solutions highly raved Pore Refining Lotion + Light Texture Moisturiser (U.P. $118)
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:: SilkyGirl Moisture Boost Lipcolor Balm


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One of my woes is having dry and peeling lips. Not sure how many of you out there suffer from this like I do but even as I hydrate myself, my lips will still be peeling with flakes of dry skin appearing on top of my colored lips in the middle of the day. It is not a pretty sight because I am often in bright colored lips which make peeling lips even more obvious and unsightly. One of my really unproductive ways of getting around my dry lips is running off to a toilet every 3-4 hours to first (1) remove my lipstick (2) exfoliate my lips (sometimes using sugar which I bring along) (3) apply lipbalm (4) head off to relieve myself in the toilet while I wait for my lipbalm to moisturize my lips (5) pad on foundation to set my lips so I have a blank and smooth canvas to apply my lipstick (6) apply lipstick (7) blot and reapply before heading out to my next destination. That is why I say this is a unproductive way but it works for me.
I am always on a lookout for good lipbalms or lip serums which can nourish my lips with enough moisture to avoid it peeling off at the first hour of lipstick application and I came across a really affordable lipcolor balm from SilkyGirl also known as Moisture Boost Lipcolor Balm
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Other than providing long-lasting moisture because of Vitamins A, C and E, it is pretty lightweight and creamy. It is extremely moisturizing with the benefits of a lipbalm and the sleek design means having the precision of a lipliner. 
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I have always been the sucker for colours with excellent payoff and this lipcolor balm does not disappoint. Here I am wearing my favourite in a really vivid orange which brightens up my look instantly. 
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This color goes on pretty long-lasting which is why I say this gives other upmarket brands a run for their money. 
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If you have been keeping up with my social media especially Facebook, I have recently shared an article from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) on companies which do animal testing and it is extremely heart-wrenching seeing such images. 

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So to learn about the “4-No forumla: No fragrance, No paraben, No carmine and No animal testing” on the creation of this product made me more inclined towards using products by SilkyGirl. It only means the product is created with a heart for the environment, animals and the users. 
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To that, I say this is a highly affordable as it’s only selling at S$11.90! Such good product can definitely go a long way in your everyday makeup pouch :) 
Lastly, if you lovely ladies want to win a SilkyGirl hamper worth $100, all you have to do is join the #boostofcolor contest! Post a picture of your lips on Instagram and hashtag #boostofcolor! Contest ends on 7th September 2014 and 3 winners will be announced via @Gushcloud_SG Instagram. 
Good luck! :)

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Friday, August 8, 2014 :: Of Everything I Am

 

It has been a such a long time since I am able to sit down peacefully to write a personal entry without any obligations and to-do list staring at me in the most perverse way of guilt tripping. All because I am stuck 30,000 feet in the air on a plane now with no connection to the outside world. You probably have seen lesser of such personal posts nowadays because I have been caught up with so much work commitments.

Other than having vgystore.com and the lovely boutique in Haji Lane under my wing, I am also bounded by my commitment to Gushcloud, my media agency for advertorials, keeping up with my social media presence in the midst of doing so. In addition to that, I have been honing my skills in the property industry ever since I gotten my license to practice in late Feb this year. I have been quite the enthusiast at it; attending courses, seminars, classes and even heading out on a bi-weekly routine to get to know the landed residents at my Geographical Targeted Area. In doing so, I get myself really tanned (and extremely exhausted at the start of the day) because landed properties don't usually come with the privilege of being in the shade. So there I go, knocking from door to door early in the morning until 12pm sometimes 1pm when the sun is at its hottest, brushing up my courage to speak to the residents while I put into practise the knowledge I gotten from all the classes/seminars I attended to earn the trust of the residents.

Some people ask me why do I multi-task so much, how do I handle my work load, how do I manage my time and so on. The honest truth is I don't know haha. There you go, I really don't know and I am a total wreck at managing my time. I just squeeze every available time I have to do a crap load amount of tasks like:

  • Reading business materials online on branding VGY
  • Finding inspirations for VGY designs especially for SWAN by VGY which I have put so much time in
  • Finding suitable houses for my buyers
  • Marketing my district's listings for sale
  • Going for viewings
  • Attending events
  • Trying out or researching a brand's product before I commit to an advertorial
  • Taking photos or videos for a review or advertorial
  • Preparing posts up on my social media
  • Personally going through and purchasing the designs to go up on VGY
  • Meetings with the manufacturer for VGY designs - going through samples, choosing fabric, colors, cut etc
  • Replying emails
  • Heading to yoga classes
  • Responding to enquiries on collaborations with VGY
  • And of late, in and out of meetings with different individuals and companies who will be making huge changes to VGY in the months to come

Just listing everything that comes into my mind but there is more I am sure. My mind is always like a congested traffic jam in China (haha what an analogy). Hey but this is exactly how I feel. When a vehicle of thoughts come into my mind (say as I sit through a meeting with my manufacturer to discuss VGY designs), another vehicle of thoughts will be right behind honking at the first vehicle in a rush seemingly "hey move on, I am in a hurry!", in a way guilt-tripping me - here I am discussing samples when I have a buyer to serve and that I need to get to the office quick to search through my emails and property listings to get the best deal for her. Even as I sit in the car to take a quick shut-eye, I feel guilty for taking that 15 minutes break and I beat myself up for wasting that 15 minutes when I have emails to respond to.

I was much worse at handling these guilty emotions but am definitely much better than I was in the past, I believe that is with the grace of God because I can do all things through Him :*)

Thank you, Father.

Although I get really really tired at the end of the day that I can fall asleep at any given opportunity, I feel happy knowing that my life is meaningful and that I am working towards my goal of growing VGY as a local brand with the people behind it driven by passion in what they do and being able to grow the team of passionate individuals as well. Something which I have learnt from John and am still in the process of learning and working towards it - Grow your people first, then your company will take off. Which is why even though I have been up to my neck, my thorax in fact, with an unimaginable insane amount of work load, I am agreeing to a 4 hours long workshop with Success Legacy where I will talk about my experience in building and running VGY. It will be a pretty intense workshop because in here, I will be sharing every single thing I have learnt in the process of running VGY since 2008. I wish to be able to share my experience with young aspiring entrepreneurs out there to help you grow because I understand how hearing from someone who had been through it will help in inspiring you. I myself have heard from inspiring figures in the past and their words have stuck with me for long and moulded the company's values as well. One of which was from John; Grow your people first, then your company will take off. I may not be really eloquent with my words but I am taking the first step out to share my experience so do sign up for it if you are able to bear with me for 4 long hours! ;)

To answer many emails out there which I receive weekly regarding property work, yes, I am in the industry right now and I am under Propnex. I do not write about this side of my work because I realized through many emails that people think this is an easy industry with high commission dollars to earn every month. With my possible influence through my writing, I dare not speak much about it because at the risk of sounding flippant, I could make it sound easy and risk many people entering this industry because of the impression I put across when in fact, I myself am struggling - when I say struggling, I mean struggling to be a good property agent. I have high expectations of myself because there are so many things to learn that you can never learn everything in a single course. You need to constantly upgrade yourself, be disciplined enough because this is a highly freelance industry where you do not have to report to work at 8am. Transactions do not come easy as well because you need to be on the ground under the sun working your ass off to knock on doors, speaking to residents, collecting your own listings to market. It is not as breezy EVEN THOUGH this can be a highly profitable industry if you are a property agent who work on QUALITY than quantity. When I say quality, this means turning 1 transaction into 4 transactions instead of being just a normal "I am a buy/sell/rent agent". But I am a very optimistic individual and I never stop learning :) When I happen to get involved in a conversation when agents waste time drinking coffee while complaining they are not doing well, I will walk away. Hell I would, walk away as fast as I can and spend my time doing more productive matters.

I entered this industry with a passion for the property market. I yearn to learn about this market and I am working towards an insane dream - where I can buy a land of my own, and build my dream house here in Singapore, just like John's inspiring family members. This is a really far-fetched dream but hey, at least I have taken the hardest first step out ;) Yes, even though I am a total wreck at managing all my work load for now haha but I believe with faith that I will learn to manage through time because I am doing things that I enjoy doing now and I never stop at learning new things.

The plane has started to descend as I am nearing the end of my post. Till then! :)

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 :: Gucci Flora The Garden Collection

  
Few months back, I had the privilege of filming for the coveted range of Gucci Flora perfumes with the team from Clozette. Watch our video here! 
   

Flora Garden Collection consists of five fragrances –, The Gorgeous Gardenia, Gracious Tuberose, Glamorous Magnolia, Generous Violet, Glorious Mandarin.  
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My favourite of the lot is none other than the Gorgeous Gardenia which I cannot resist and had to get my own. Took the first whiff at it while waiting for my flight and fell in love with it. Doesn't matter that I already have so many different perfumes, teehee. 
The Gorgeous Gardenia, my favourite scent of all is a burst of blossoms with the top notes being red berries and refreshing sweet pears. The feeling of euphoria that comes with the burst of sweet and mysterious floral scent is extremely refreshing in summer time. In the words of a man, "the perfume on you is irresistibly sweet". Yummmm, I know. 
In order to let y'all have a better idea of my depictions of the different perfumes in the Garden Collection, I decided to represent each perfume with an OOTD photo! 
Here's my favourite, the Gorgeous Gardenia is a lushly enticing scent that speaks volumes of a gorgeously feminine woman with a sultry sensuality.
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Generous Violet evokes a sense of lavish generosity and impeccable sophistication just like a luxurious outfit. 
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The Glamorous Magnolia can be represented by this OOTD with one of my favourite outfits! Now, do you agree with me that wearing an outfit that you really like and feel comfortable in (because of the way it hugs your curves, accentuates the right parts etc), makes you walk and talk with confidence (turning heads in the process perhaps)? It is that confidence that makes you appear alluring and exude a charismatic glamour. 
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The photo below is a representation of Glorious Mandarin! O' glorious life! A getaway in the midst of a life that has turned mundane will give inspiration while breaking away from day-to-day stresses, encouraging a spirited approach to life. 
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Poise and elegance is a glowing inner peace which speaks of a woman's optimism in life. Like the lovely Gracious Tuberose perfume, which gives the woman a gracious aura as she walks down the street..
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Want to win all the five darlings in this Garden Collection? Join the photo contest to win the Gucci Flora Travel Gift Set! Simply share your OOTD on Instagram and remember to use the hashtags #FloraOOTD #Clozette
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Also, go ahead to redeem a Gracious Tuberose sample on www.clozette.co/floragarden! Why not, it's free!

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Friday, June 27, 2014 :: LIVE Talkshow On Success Legacy


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Watch our promo video on http://www.successlegacy.com/ 
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With butterflies in my stomach as I am typing this…………If you do not already know from my instagram, I'll be on a live talk show next Tuesday, 1st of July at 8pm. Along with me are 2 other bloggers, Meiting (lianmeiting) and Jessica (Tippytapp) and we will be revealing all the good, bad and nasty in the blogging world on top of the FAQs we often receive. Gulp, please be kind! 
It will be a 90mins interview/talkshow, where we will be answering to your questions LIVE! Details on HOW you can ask us questions LIVE and win prizes will be up on Success Legacy’s Facebook page and Instagram Page so follow them closely! ;) 

Success Legacy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/successlegacy
Instagram: @success_legacy 
To attend the LIVE talk show where you get to bring a friend along too, simply head down to their website : www.successlegacy.com & RSVP to the event. Good luck for this because seats are extremely limited! ;) I will also be choosing 2 lucky followers (+ bring a friend along) via my Instagram! 
If you are unable to secure a spot for the live talk show, do remember to tune into us okay? The live streaming video of our interview will be on Success Legacy's website!  
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You get to win fabulous prizes just by watching the live programme! The generous sponsors for the prizes are Shiseido, Anna Sui, Carolina Herrera, Nina Ricci, Philosphy, Repetto and GS Desserts! ;)


Psst, I have seen the prizes and they are…..UHHHH-MAZING, I promise! 
See you next Tuesday!

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Monday, June 23, 2014 :: Citrus Media


For the first time ever, Citrus Media presents the very best of its four titles in one single occasion. Wholesome living is at the heart of everything they do. Discover true style and opulence for the ultimate blissful matrimonial unions; revel in the joys of sharing a home with their animal companions; and grow with the their vibrant and ever-changing local hospitality and F&B scene. Citrus Lifestyle celebrates the essential and empowering aspects of personal lives and businesses, while presenting out-of-the-box solutions tailored for your everyday needs. 
Join them for an educational, informative and rewarding experience at SCAPE where they celebrate the all-encompassing spectrum of Citrus Lifestyle!  
Held over three days right in the heart of Orchard Road, Citrus Lifestyle is set to enchant, educate and entertain with fun-filled programmes.

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN

Bridal boutiques will auction off their pre-owned gowns at sure-sell prices, while showcasing their collections at the same time.

Clubpets merchants will present the latest in pet fashion, pet food, and pet accessories as well.

Citrus Lifestyle celebrates the essential and empowering aspects of personal lives and businesses so do join them for an educational, informative and rewarding experience at SCAPE where they celebrate the all-encompassing spectrum of Citrus Lifestyle!

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(Further details about the events below:) 
Expect Magical Transformations 
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Featuring the very best professionals, products and services of our local wedding industry, Magical Transformations will be one experience that is bound to enchant. Revolutionise hair & make-up workshops, and exclusively designed gowns modelled on the catwalk. Get the wedding dress of your dreams starting from $188 at the Grand Auction, where home staples, childhood montage packages and more are going off at jaw-dropping prices.
A world of premium and novel wedding essentials awaits, offering everything from pre-wedding photography packages to pre-marital and financial counselling. Also stand to receive lucrative prizes and deals at Magical Transformations.
Visit www.blissfulbrides.sg for more details. 
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Expect clubpets United 
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Join us for a romping good time as we bring exciting goodies and activities to Playspace @ SCAPE. Sign your dog up for our record-breaking Mass Doggie Solemnisation Ceremony, check out the latest doggie outfit trends at our Dog Fashion Show, and much more! It’s also going to be the largest Pomeranian gathering in Singapore, so don’t forget to bring your dear Poms down to hang with their furry friends. Note: all doggie and feline friends are welcome! 
Visit www.clubpets.com.sg for more details. 
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Friday, June 20, 2014 :: My Samsung NX Mini


Like many of my friends, you could have seen me (and a different side of me) in Singapore YouTube sensation Tan JianHao’s video on “17 Types of Selfies”. 

Here are some of the behind-the-scenes taken on the day of filming! There’s the talented Sylvia who has some great acting chops! 
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Don’t get me started and ask why am I standing like this.. 
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With selfies and wefies leading the trend, people take selfies in every possible way we could ever think of; in front of landmarks, in front of other people, other ridiculous occurrences, well you get the idea. Coming from a self-professed camwhore like myself, the camera DOES make a difference in taking a good selfie ;) 
Which is why I have to lay my hands on the new Samsung NX mini. 
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It didn’t get me long to decide on getting the pretty Mint Green colour amongst the other colours such as Pink, White and Brown. And I have to say..I got hooked onto this camera when I finally gotten it 2 weeks back! This camera has now earned a precious place in my bag because this is the best camera to take a selfie yet. Another reason why it earned a place in my space-constrained weekend handbags is because it is ultra slim and light. It is a matter of which camera CAN fit into my small bag haha. Well, being pastel mint in colour is a bonus because it looks good when I whip up the camera from my bag….. No one ever complimented my White Samsung EX2F before, yah. Just so you know
To begin, here are some selfies taken by the NX mini beauty face mode. 
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One with my pretty Korean friend, Alice, from innisfree Winking smile 
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I like that the beauty face mode does not overdo the smart blurring effect to achieve the smooth skin look. The effect is pretty subtle as you can see. I do not fancy using the beauty face mode on my other cameras as the effect is pretty overdone but I am starting to get hooked on using it on my NX mini!

The NX mini fares pretty well on food photos as well ;) 
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Brought out the camera during a triple date for Korean fare night teehee 
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Decided to test out the camera during YSL makeup launch event and the colours are so vivid!

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Off to another event for Hic Juice’s opening at Boon Tat Street ;)

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During low-light environments, the camera fared not-too-bad as well. Here’s one night at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant with John!

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Here’s the mint beauty in its full glory.

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The intuitive touch screen display which is also able to…..

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to take a good angled selfie shot ;) I also like how the quick flip of the display turns on the camera automatically. No more searching and fidgeting for the on and off button everytime I need to snap a shot!

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Other than Samsung’s well known and easy transferring of photos into your phone via Wi-Fi®, NX mini has an added function also known as Tag & Go. If you have watched the video above, you would understand more clearly about this function! It is able to transfer photos from NX mini to any NFC-compatible smartphone seamlessly – just like what I did to transfer photos from my NX mini to my smartphone! ;)
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Last but not least, the 9-27mm lens zoom lens, which plays a pivotal role in taking a good selfie or rather, a wefie shot, from wide-angle to telephto shots.

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Find out more about the NX mini here if you like to know more before heading down to the nearest gadget store! ;) Otherwise, try to win one by entering a lucky draw in my quaint little boutique at 42 Haji Lane by end July! 
Psst, you would probably love to know that the purchase of NX mini comes bundled with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 and not forgetting an external flash! 
Good luck with your new NX mini! 

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With Love,
Tricia

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