Friday, December 05, 2014

Bride-to-bes catchup.

One of favorite pastimes is trying out new cafes, and recently there was a mushrooming bout of cafes in TTDI, and they all have a common factor-- funky names! The Frisky Goat, Thvrsday, The Grumpy Cyclist....

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Finally gave the Grumpy Cyclist a go!

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My coffee date wasn't too pleased about having a photo taken LOL. This is Kim, from Accidental Encounters!

This was actually 1 week before my wedding WTF. We were both bride-to-bes then, and we had so much to share and catch up on! But how time flies... Her wedding is TOMORROW! :D :D :D

Her wedding is at Janda Baik, which was one of the venues I was considering for our own wedding. I told her that by attending her wedding I am going to live vicariously through her hahaha.

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Am quite bored with the whole industrial concept of cakes, to be honest. Hope to see a fresh take on cafes soon!

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Selfie time!

Remember I said that this was 1 week before my wedding? Funnily enough though I was the one gobbling down melted cheese sandwiches and gulping down coffee, while she refrained from carbs and only had an orange juice. T_T Made me look so bad wtf.

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Wearing one of my favorite skirts from this YEAR! A really unique neon lemon shade, the best structured flounce, a slightly longer length... LOVE IT!

In fact, I saw a Korean model/ celebrity wearing this exact skirt doing some shooting on Garosugil in Seoul! :D

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Statement tank: Bangkok
Strappy bra-top (worn underneath): Bangkok
Neon neoprene skirt: AZORIAS
Black bejeweled statement necklace: Chatchuchak, Bangkok
Heels: Jeffrey Campbell
Clutch: Miu Miu

By the way, Kim sent me one of the prettiest invitations! Made me reminisce of our own wedding invites... Am thinking of sharing some BTS shoots and sketches of our invites in the next blogpost! :D

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Monday, December 01, 2014

Give me a V!

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If you follow me on Dayre, you will know that recently the boy and I have a new routine on Saturday afternoons...

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Sorry if I scare you LOL.

Beauty dates! Haha. Basically we will put on a mask and chill on the bed, and try to make each other laugh to see whose mask crack first WTF.

This is a black clay mask that I got from Osaka recently. Got it 'cause one of my main skin concerns is blackheads and enlarged pores as I have oily skin. I always try to comfort myself that at least I won't age as quickly with oily skin? Haha.

Was looking for more products for us to try during our Saturday dates, and came across this beauty product website that was recommended by my friends--

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I am not typically a beauty junkie, so it really helps to have a lot of beauty brands and products under one roof, all accessible by a click only! Makes it really easy to browse and compare products. Another useful feature is the reviews by customers on their Beautywall-- something which I always insist on. 'Cause it's something that you will be putting on your skin-- you want to know for sure that it works, and hopefully is gentle and mild as well. Last time, I used a BB cream that wasn't suitable for my skin, and it caused me to have adult acne for a year. T___T

Anyway, other than monthly facials, I also do weekly masks. I didn't used to do this, but after exposing myself to masks in Korea, I was hooked. Somehow they work really well to brighten and rejuvenate skin! I usually stock up whenever I go to Korea for AZORIAS buying trips, but my supply ran out as I usually don't go to Korea at year-end (winter time).

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I came across these Regen Cos masks which was highly rated on Hermo. Steadfastly went through all the reviews, and everyone seemed to be raving about it. Also, I got intrigued 'cause of the 'V' shape chin that they promise!

 photo turkey_bg_04_zps4ac818d7.jpg One of my phobias is having a turkey chin-- saggy skin and flesh hanging from your chin, yuck! No matter how youthful your face looks like, a saggy chin (or neck) will still betray your age!

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OK Regen Cos, I give you a try!

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Made my first order from, and I was pleasantly surprised by the adorable Christmas-themed packaging!

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I got the Regen Cos Synergy Effect mask for pore care. One box comes with 5 pieces.

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The mask actually comes with 2 pieces! One part is for the upper part of your face (worn on like usual facial masks), and the second half is for chin.

I watched this video to learn how to put on the mask properly LOL.

V-shape face, here I come!

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The first thing I did was to open up the first half of the mask. And created a huge mess wtf. I didn't expect the mask to be so laden with moisture! I was dripping the mask juice everywhere wtf. -_-|||

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The second half of the mask, with holes to hook onto your ears. This piece felt like a soft jelly! And please note that my palms are still really wet from all the mask moisture, haha.

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Showed this photo to the hubby, and he asked me: "Why are you showing me a photo of the Mummy" WTF.

YOU WAIT!! When my face is all pointy and sharp, you will kowtow to me. ^_^ or should I say ^v^ wtf

After 20 minutes...

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Face is visibly brighter! Pores are also tighter, and overall, my skin felt smoother. And..and... am I imagining things, but the bottom half of my face is slimmer? :O :O :O

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One more with make up on. I am quite pleased with the results, and will continue on with a weekly routine of Regen Cos mask. Perhaps next time I will try the Whitening one!

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If you are interested to know more about Regen Cos, you can go to here. I was really excited to find a lot of the Korean brands that I usually stock up in Seoul can be found on, such as Missha, Innisfree (I am wearing their hot pink lipstick here) and Tony Moly! Overall, I had a pleasant experience shopping on, and it's reassuring to know that their products are 100% authentic and imported straight from official distributors worldwide. They also offer free shipping if you purchase 2 items and above.

I believe there is a Christmas sale going on now, so it's the best time to shop! During the X'mas season, there are giveaways and promotions every week, and also a chance to win Bobbi Brown Makeup Bag, SK-II Holiday Sets, Honor phones, cash vouchers, iPhone 6 and many more. Do drop by often as they have different flash sales for a limited period of time!


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The impulsive hair cut.

It was the most random and impulsive decision.

While driving on Saturday, I glanced down at my hair during the slow-moving traffic, and just felt so disgusted and frustrated at the yellow dry strands (it didn't help that I was having a bad hair day. But then again, I seemed to be having bad hair week/ month for awhile already...).

Suddenly I thought of the long bobs that I have been admiring on Instagram recently. It seems like everyone has been chopping off their hair for a blunt bob nowadays. Lauren Conrad, Taylor Swift, Lily Collins, Emma Stone...


In the traffic jam, I messaged Yen Lim, one of my most trusted hairstylist friend, and sent her this photo....

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.... and asked her: "Can I carry off a long bob?"

She replied: "YES!"

And I proceeded to make an appointment for Monday (i.e. yesterday).

I was quite excited about the prospect of having a hair makeover, though I am scared shit of how a long bob will look on my round face (and big head T_T). After all, my nickname in office last time was Chupa Chups WTF.

But then it hit me that we have our wedding reception next year! :O :O :O I DO want long hair for that... We still don't have a wedding date yet (that's another story for another day...), but there's a chance it will be in July-- which leaves me with about 7 months.

Furiously googled how fast can hair grow, and the answer is-- about 3 inches in 6 months! That's not a lot. T__T Also posted a vote on my Dayre, and the votes were half-half-- some of you said absolutely NO, whereas some of you said that I can always rely on hair extensions, haha.

Anyway, I went ahead with a hair cut!!!

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Tada, new hair!

I didn't go for as short as I intended-- I still hope to wear my hair long on my wedding (without hair extensions). But I still went shorter than I *should*! :P Probably took off 7-8 inches at least.

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Lunch today with Teeny. A lot to catch up on since I haven't seen her properly for about 2 weeks already!

We wanted to have lunch at Lai Thai at Happy Mansion, but it was closed. Somehow I don't have fate with Lai Thai! Everytime our lunch plans at Lai Thai sure won't work out. T__T In the end, we still had Thai food at My Elephant, which was nearby.

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Today's outfit....

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Very excited about today's outfit, because it's a dress from AZORIAS' new line! We are launching a new range of apparel with a slightly lower price point, and there are so many pretty items in it. *heart* Will announce its launch soon! :D

Ending this post with a photo with Yen, who is seriously the prettiest hairstylist ever.

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If any of you are interested to get your hair done by Yen, go to Wenawave salon:

Times Square branch:
Lot 03-77, East, 3rd Floor, 1, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 603 2142 3002

Sunway Giza branch:
Block A, No. 10-1, (1st Flr), Jalan PJU 5/14, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 603-61408779

(by the way, this is not a sponsored post! My sisters and I have been going to Yen for 7 years already :) )

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Superdad surprise birthday party.

Finally blogging about the surprise birthday party we threw for our dad!

When thinking of what to get our dad for his birthday, we suddenly came up with the wild idea of a surprise party instead! In my memory, my dad has never ever had a birthday party before, so we thought it'd be a really nice treat for him. And it was at about the right time too, as Jing would be back from Australia for a few weeks-- it would be really nice to celebrate his birthday with everyone present!

First task on-hand-- choose a theme. Surprisingly, this was one of the easiest part. We bounced a few ideas off each other, but somehow we felt the most strongly about a "Superdad" aka superhero theme. My dad has been the sole breadwinner of the family since my mom quit her job more than 10 years ago. He single-handedly sent 4 children overseas to pursue our tertiary education! And god knows it wasn't easy to bring up 3 girls (and a wife) who are vain and loves to shop HAHA. And he has just been this amazing rock in our lives. If he is not Superdad, what is he??!!

Second task, pick a venue. We decided to pick a family restaurant near to our family home so that it's easy to cheat my dad there. The plan is to say that the boy and I are organizing a BBQ at our condo, and for them to 'drop by' at the family restaurant to pick up 'lasagne' on the way wtf.

Third, guest list. This we assigned to our mom.

Photo time!

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We put little superhero masks (made out of black felt) on helium balloons! They also have little superhero capes (also made of felt) to the back, haha.

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A super (no pun intended) awesome cake for the birthday boy!

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Cookie favors at each place setting.

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Who wore it better? wtf

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We also had felt masks for camwhoring!

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A back-view of the birthday cake-- checkout the red superhero cape!

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Our dad had to put on a red cape the moment he arrived, haha.

He didn't look surprised at all!! Just a little dazed. Turns out he just woke up from a nap wtf. When we asked him whether he is happy, he said yes, but he is also a little sad 'cause he was looking forward to a BBQ, haha.

Ok daddy, we are arranging a BBQ for X'mas just for you! :P

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Since it was mostly our parents' friends at the party, we had to find ways to entertain ourselves, haha.

But the poses got uglier and uglier...

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Family photo!

And damn funny, my mom was bragging to all her friends that my brother looked so good in his all-red ensemble, and that he looks like Lee Hom. We had to set her straight and tell her that actually his inspiration is Him from Powerpuff girls:
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By the way, my mom is really keen to renovate our family home in preparation for our tea ceremony next year! -_-|| And she is making me clear out my room in preparation for the renovation works early next year. So I have put up more stuff on Boudoir-Boudoir!


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Friday, November 14, 2014

One of my favorite family photos...

Oooh, just remembered that I still have some Save the Date photos that I haven't posted up!

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This is actually my favorite photo of the day!

Would have loved to use it as the cover photo for our Save the Date event on FB, but alas, the boy preferred that other one that I posted here before. Since he rarely had any preferences for anything wedding-related, I let him win one time la, hahaha.

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Behind the scenes: corgi bullying wtf. Found a random shopping trolley in the park, so we had some fun with it, haha.

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Family silhouettes. :D

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Asian corgi LOL.

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Corgi-bullying, part 2.

On a wedding-related note, our wedding ceremony was featured on The Wedding Notebook! :)

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