My Lip Embroidery Experience

August 14th, 2015 by sixpegs

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And so I always thought (honest opinion) that lip embroidery is a super auntie thing to do.
Like who on earth would want to have red lipstick on constantly?
And on days when you just wanna do like a out-of-bed look, you still need to live with that red lips?

While I was doing my eyebrow embroidery touch-up back at Browart Studio,
Lawrence (who runs the place) was going on and on about how the embroidery artist Jenny is super good with lip embroidery.

I don’t know what happened exactly, but eventually I decided to take the plunge and try lip embroidery for myself.
And that was also the time when I knew that lip embroidery is not all about red lips. Hahaha!

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NX Side Of Life

July 7th, 2015 by sixpegs

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As some of you guys might have known, I got my driver’s license a couple of months back and
am now a proud P-plate driver.
Although P-plate drivers do get pushed around on the roads quite a bit,
I’m gradually growing to love the whole freedom of being able to drive, zipping around Singapore,
and being able to get to where I want to go with much ease compared to before.

As much as I have been driving almost every other day since I passed my driving test,
I am definitely not used to a huge SUV. But at the same time,
I am SO craving for a bigger car to do all the things I always wanted to do if I had a roomier car.

The car was a little bigger than I expected, perhaps because I am used to driving a 2-seater car.
But with that extra space in the car, I suddenly felt liberated with all the things
I could bring around when I’m out on the roads!
(Read: Groceries don’t have to sit on A’s lap as I drive anymore!!!)

I have always had problem bringing the cats and dogs to the vet or for trips.
Because it’s often hard to bring too many animals onto a cab,
and you really do need a roomy vehicle for the animals to be comfortable.
And for a couple with 5 cats and 2 dogs, finding the perfect vehicle has become even trickier!

Our first errand with the Lexus NX was to bring the cats to the vet for their regular check-ups!

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Should I have known that we were going to have a bigger car,
we would have arranged for all three cats to visit the vet on the same day.
(We scheduled for 2 cats to go on one day and another cat to go on another day previously
due to space constraint in the 2-seater car)

The two big animal crate/bag sat comfortably in the back seat!

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The car came with a pretty kickass system for navigation, music and
many other functions that are essential for a good drive.

We immediately linked our phones up via Bluetooth and started blasting playing our songs! Shiok!

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One more really cool feature that was instantly evident is in the two front seats!
Ever felt super warm on the leather seats in your car, especially on a hot day?

The NX provides you with the choice of having cold (or warm) air coming out from the seats!
All you need is just play around with this switch to adjust how strong you want it to be!

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We also explored the car’s system with the savvy remote touch pad. Sweet.

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And for all new drivers (and even very seasoned drivers, actually), this car comes with a blind spot monitor
which will alert the driver when there is an obstacle in your blind spot.

Check this out:

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The ride to the vet was such a breeze with the NX.

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Can you guess what the “h” means in NX300h? Brilliant!
It means hybrid, which you can easily tell from the display that indicates
whether the energy consumption is running on gasoline or electric.
What’s even amazing? The car charges itself, meaning there isn’t a need to plug in at all!

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I also realized that when I’m cruising at a constant speed,
the car cleverly switches over to run on electricity, making it REALLY gas-efficient!
But when power is needed, it cleverly runs on both gasoline and electric motor,
giving you a conscious-free environmental performance and impressive fuel economy at the same time!

The dial on the left side of the dashboard also shows whether you are in an Eco, Charging or Power mode.

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We took the opportunity to use the car to run errands for work,
errands that would be hard for us to run with the smaller car.
In the evenings, the car automatically switches on the headlights for you.
BIG PROBLEM SOLVED FOR ME.
I had a fair share of newbie moments where I forgot to switch on the headlights and
need other helpful drivers to honk me and remind me. :x

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Feels really good to be able to transport so many things at once!
I even had the urge to immediately fly down to IKEA to buy all the furniture
I always wanted to get but had to restraint myself from doing it due to the space in the car. Hahaha!

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The back seats of the vehicle can be easily adjusted to make the boot area even roomier,
with just the click of a button, or rather buttons – because there are buttons at the driver’s seat
and at the boot area.

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And the space is really huge!

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Can totally sleep in the car and star gaze!
I love the huge panoramic glassroof!

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And that’s me sending my Mom home.

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The next day – slaves for the cats again.

Brought Mr Tails back to the vet because he was feeling a little under the weather and has not been eating well.

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A and I also took the car out for a spin and spent some quality time together.

Oh! And before I forget, I have to mention that this is a keyless car.
It totally rocks my world that I can lock, unlock and start the car without handling a physical key!
All I need to do is just make sure the key is always in my bag.
No more digging around for keys in my huge bag! *YAY*

The door handle even greets me with a faint glow as I approach. So courteous. :p

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We went for a nice meal and out for shopping since we have plenty of space for the shopping bags now. Heh!

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Love the lavishness of the Lexus NX and I can totally see myself driving one in future
when I’m ready to have my own car.

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Discover more about mine and other bloggers’ #NXSideofLife here.

And the Best Selfie Camera is…

June 30th, 2015 by sixpegs

If there is a camera made just for taking selfies, it would have to be the Casio EXILIM EX-TR60.
With its Bluetooth Smart technology that allows photos to be sent automatically
from the camera to my phone everytime I take a photo,
it is so easy to retrieve the pictures so I can quickly post them up to the social media sites!

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I’ve tried different cameras that allow me to send pictures using WiFi (using a mobile app)
and I know there are also some SD cards that allow the same to be done.
But I have to say that the experience with the Bluetooth Smart Technology is totally different
because it is actually the first to use Bluetooth technology to provide a faster and more stable connection.
Once it is configured properly, the photos can easily be viewed, selected or edited on the smartphone
just with a click of the shutter! Even when the camera is switched off!

One of my favourite features of the Casio EX-TR60 is the Makeup Mode Plus.
Once enabled, be amazed by how your skin is miraculously BEAUTIFUL on the screen
no matter how tired your complexion is!
It’s not very honest, I know, but I simply cannot resist it! Haha!

You can adjust your Skin Tone (the temperature) and choose to smoothen your skin from Levels 0 to 12.

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The photo on the left is taken with the Makeup Mode off and the one on the right is taken with it on –
Skin Tone set to 0 (because there was natural sunlight and my skin tone looked fine) and
the Smoothen Skin function was set to Level 5.

As you can see, my complexion immediately looked more even and the little flaws have all disappeared!
What’s amazing is, this smart Makeup Mode has the ability to differentiate and decide where to smoothen,
so my eyelashes, my eyebrows and hair are not blurred out as a result.
Natural and convincing aye? :p

I’ve been trying to keep my hands off this Selfie Camera but I catch myself taking more selfies than ever.
Hahaha!

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These pictures are taken only with the Makeup Mode Plus, no filters or colour adjustments at all! *thumbs up*

And if you’re taking a picture in warm lighting and you want to have fairer-looking skin,
all you have to do is adjust the Makeup Mode Plus! :)

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My Mom is totally digging this function as well! Look how clear our complexions look!

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Another thing that I really like about the Casio EX-TR60 is the new Selfie Art Mode
featuring six different effects to create the mood I want with just a tap of my finger!

Here are the feature modes, my favourite would have to be the 1:1 aspect ratio mode
because I always use that to take pictures for Instagram. :p

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Once again, these pictures are all filter-less, only with the Casio Makeup Mode Plus! I’m so loving it!
In the picture on the right, I actually put the camera on timer and I really love how convenient it is
to have the camera on timer because of its 270-degree rotatable frame!

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And remember I mentioned the Selfie Pad? It is actually a sensor pad at the side of the rotatable frame.
It is so easy to toggle between the various functions all thanks to the design that’s so intuitive!

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Here are some photos taken using the different featured modes!

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I could go on and on about how smart the design of this camera is and how the appearance of the camera
is absolutely gorgeous and the interface super kawaii, but this blog post has to end somewhere.
Heh! So please check this camera out and have a feel of it if you are actually searching for your next camera!

Casio EX-TR60 is available at Casio authorised retailers such as Best Denki and Harvey Norman
at a Suggested Retail Price of SGD$1,299.

Click here to learn more about the functions of this camera or check out Casio’s page for the wide range of cameras.

You can also check out Casio’s Facebook Page for constant updates and promotions.

And exclusively for SIXPEGS readers! *tadah*

Redeem a S$100 G-Factory voucher with every purchase of the EX-TR60 from 1st to 31st July!
Only applicable for purchases done at EXILIM authorised retailers.
Collection of vouchers must also be done latest by 7th of August 2015.

The redemption of the vouchers will be done at Mojito Redemption Centre (#04-10) at Funan DigitaLife Mall.
Readers will have to flash this post and present the proof of purchase of the camera and
your ICs upon collection of the vouchers.

Bubble Soccer Singapore

June 4th, 2015 by sixpegs

I have heard so freaking much and seen so much about Bubble Soccer online and on social media.
So on our first monthly day off at The Tiramisu Hero, we went Bubble Soccer-ing! :D

Woohoo!

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We searched online for bubble soccer organizers in Singapore and settled for Bubble Soccer Singapore!
After confirmation, the team at TTH couldn’t wait for the day to kick some balls (while in ball suits)! Heh! :p

We met up with the peeps from Bubble Soccer at Offside at Whitley Flyover.
After I posted the the picture of our Bubble Soccer experience on my Instagram (@sixpegs),
there seems to be quite a fair bit of people interested to try it out!
So before I start, you can check out Bubble Soccer Singapore’s website for prices.
Booking of the courts at Offside is $30/hr.
Bubble Soccer do corporate events and also cater food and drinks too, fyi. :)

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Ours was a big group of 20 pax, and now thinking back, it’s a good thing that we had so many people because
IT IS SO TIRING TO RUN AROUND IN THOSE BALLS!
When fully inflated, the bubbles are 13kg in weight! *gasp*

To be honest, it is really no joke to play bubble soccer non-stop for 2 hours (we booked the court for 2 hours).
Fortunately, the organisers came up with other games for us to try out!

SUPER FUN! Hehe.

Ok, some pictures.
(Warning: A lot of pictures ah.)

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That’s me bullying my staff.
Hiak hiak hiak!

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Some of us also took the chance to bully. :p

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Look at all those evil faces. Hahahaha!

A big thank you to the wonderful Bubble Soccer team for such an enjoyable afternoon!
The team had a lot of fun and the two organisers were really, really friendly and helpful!

Looking forward to more bubble soccer sessions in future (when we are in the mood to burn some calories) :p

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SFW x Sunglass Hut

May 23rd, 2015 by sixpegs

All thanks to Sunglass Hut, I got the chance to drop by Singapore Fashion Week this year
and caught shows by Collate and Love Bonito.

The guys from Sunglass Hut were also nice enough to invite me for a pre-SFW event at TANGS
where I got the chance to meet well-known makeup artist Andrea Claire and
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Hotel Clover Staycation

April 28th, 2015 by sixpegs

Staycations always work for me.
Basically, I love anything that “takes me away” from reality, even for a while.

This time, it was at Hotel Clover @ 33 Jalan Sultan.
After researching, I realised that there are a couple of Hotel Clovers in Singapore.
So if you like what you’re going to see in this post, make sure you go to the correct Hotel Clover!

This is one of the newest hotel under the Hotel Clover group.
I love how it looks very resort-ish and how the theme of “being close to nature” is carried out
through the entire hotel nicely!
Totally dig how the hotel is in a whole row of shophouses and so near my workplace!

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I don’t really understand that white bench in the photo above though,
is it supposed to be like that or is the “bench” part incomplete? :p

Here’s the cosy lobby area:

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I heard that all the furnitures and trinkets around the hotel are all brought home
by the well-travelled owners of the hotel, and they are all available for sale!
If you see anything you like, all you need to do is just ASK! Cool ya?

As it’s a media invite, I got the opportunity to tour the boutique hotel and see all the rooms they have.

They have everything travellers need.
From something basic…

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to this (one of my favourite rooms) – room made for 4 persons!
This is such a great idea because most of the rooms only have room for 2 persons,
and this room is perfect for a girls’ night out and HTHTs all through the night with the adjoining beds!
And perfect for families too!

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I love the rustic and earth-tones in all of the rooms!

I also got the chance to check out the bigger suites in Hotel Clover.
A little walkway leading straight to the bedroom:

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The room has everything one need in a staycation or a room during one’s travel.
Freaking love the bath tub and how the owners/designers have cleverly injected elements of “nature” in the rooms.

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While I was walking to my Clover Premier Garden Room, I realised that a part of the hotel room corridor was actually “indoor-outdoor”. What do I mean by “indoor-outdoor”?
It’s indoor alright, but it is not air-conditioned and part of the ceiling is open air and
you can look out to the skies!

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One of the owner’s photographs were also proudly showcased along the corridor.

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My room is really special, because it has indoor-outdoor areas too!
I love how the room is laid out, it really really makes me feel like I’m at a resort in some island. Hahaha!
I wish the room was a little bigger though, but I guess one can’t have the best of everything la hor? :p

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This is the entire room!
It’s split into three parts – the part furthest away is the living area you see two pictures ago,
the middle part is the bathroom (on the left) and the bed (on the right),
and I’m taking the picture in the outdoor “garden” area.

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In between the living room and the bedroom, is this really cute outdoor area where A and I totally adore.
Can chill and cam whore! :p
Gotta love the natural sunlight. Heh!

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All in all, I think the Hotel Clover is a great hotel for staycation if you like something unpretentious,
cosy, close to town but away from the crowds!
The location is great with lots of yummy food joints nearby, convenience stores and even a supermarket nearby.
Oh! Gotta love the 24-hr massage joints around the hotel too! Heh!

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Thank you Hotel Clover for the lovely night at your boutique hotel.

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Before I go, I want to share what I have recently found out.
I have always heard about Lazada.com, and for the longest time, I thought it was just like any other shopping sites.
BUT…

As I was shopping on Lazada a couple of days back, I found out that the things there are REALLY CHEAP!

And instead of my impression of them selling tons of things that only boys would like;
like gadgets and other gizmos, they have a whole lot of pets stuff (which I’m always shopping for online) and tons of skin and beauty products from big brands like Clarins, Shiseido, Missha, Skin Food just to name a few.

And speaking of Skin Food (I am not paid by Skin Food ok), I want to share this freaking awesome pore pack I’m using
and absolutely cannot live without.

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I have used many many nose pore packs before and NOTHING beats this one.
It is really very very cheap on Lazada and I am very happy to finally know where to get it when my supply runs low!
(I bought a whole lot of this one on my previous Seoul trip)

And! I bought a new G-shock from Lazada, only $123. *happy like bird*
Can’t wait for it to come!! :p

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