Clinique Smart Serum

September 18th, 2014 by sixpegs

There are damages you see, and there are damages you don’t.

Based on this, Clinique has just presented their latest product, the Smart Custom-Repair Serum
(which I’m SO excited about!)

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I don’t know about you but I have so many bottles of serums at home; for whitening, for anti-aging,
for tightening, for firming, for uneven skin tone.
The list goes on, especially with the groundbreaking technology the skincare industry have now.
So why am I so thrilled about yet another bottle of serum?
The reason is simple, because THIS serum is truly amazing!

The Clinique Smart Serum addresses not one, not two, but FIVE key skin concerns
namely fine lines and wrinkles, firming and contouring, uneven skin tone, dullness and radiance.
The Clinique team has patented this new technology (with 5 years of research) that has created
an ingredient so smart (that they just had to call this serum the Smart Serum. Hehe!),
it provides custom repair for the damages in the skin even when you don’t see it with your naked eye.

Damaged skin send out “signals” and the Smart Serum is crafted to “read and respond” to
such signals and provide targeted repair when needed, where needed.

Let’s go to the basics. The serum feels really good on the skin.
And like all other Clinique products, it is fragrance-free and absolutely safe
to be used on even sensitive skin, of any age.

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It feels almost like a skin primer and has a good mattifying effect.
I personally do not like creams or serums that leave my face greasy and overly-shiny.
It glides on easily, and two pumps is good enough for my face and neck region.

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5 dots on cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. Spread out the serum and
just slowly massage into your skin to ensure your skin gets the best out from the products.

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And isn’t it wonderful how a single bottle of serum can have so much goodness in it?
My luggage to my recent trip was is so much lighter now that
I just need to bring 1 bottle of serum wherever I go. :p

Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum is good enough for day and night use,
and you can easily combine it with the other skincare products that you are already using currently.
For me, I used only the Smart Serum for 2 weeks and
I’m pretty pleased with the results, can’t wait to see how my skin would change if I use it longer!

If you are interested in trying this new product out, it is available
in 30ml and 50 ml at 106SGD and 150SGD respectively, available at Sephora
and all department stores islandwide at all Clinique counters.
Do head down to the counters and try it on the back of your hand too (if you’re still considering),
and you’ll know why I say it glides on so easily and looks so matt and close to nothing on the skin.

I am a Clinique convert. Sold.

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Heineken Cities Festival

September 16th, 2014 by sixpegs

I am still in the festive mood as I scroll through and look at the pictures taken
at the recent Heineken Cities Festival.
For those of you who had missed the festival this year, the Heineken Cities Festival was a celebration
of the launch of the 6 Heineken City Edition bottles named after the top cities of the world –
Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, London, New York and Rio de Janeiro.

I have never attended any parties like that in Singapore; the festival took place
along Club Street and Ann Siang Hill. Yes, ON THE STREETS!
The whole area was decorated with the flags of the different countries where the cities are from,
and littered with street performers and icons representing the 6 cities.

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I am so loving the special City Edition beer bottles! Let’s let the pictures do the talking!

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I have the company of my colleagues from The Tiramisu Hero and first, a selfie!

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The streets were divided into different sections, each representing one of the six cities.

First up, NEW YORK!

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There were some drop dead gorgeous Heineken girls handing out “USA flag hats” on the New York stretch.
And with everyone busking in the fun, the atmosphere was splendid!

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Here’s my friend, Roxanne posing with her empty Singapore City edition Heineken bottle.
Time to get a new bottle, yo! I was teasing her that she looked very Uncle Sam-ish.
Hahaha!

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NEW YORK is definitely a city that I’d love to visit!

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And then there was the Rio de Janeiro stretch, where I spotted Brazilian Samba performers
dancing to rhythmic Samba music played by the musicians in the entourage.

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Saw a couple of friends there too!

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And then there was Amsterdam, one of my favourite cities!
There was also a live art installation there. I swear I could stand there
and watch the artists at work for hours. (But the beer was too much of a distraction) :p
This colourful flight and escapism themed artwork is actually the brainchild of local visual artist,
illustrator and founder of OIC (Organisation of Illustrators Council), Mindflyer.

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You can also find this Heineken sign at the Amsterdam stretch.
Kinda reminds me of that iconic “i amsterdam” sign in the city no?

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As we strolled through “the streets of Amsterdam”, we were welcomed by songs from the Beatles
and I spotted a freaking red phone booth in the middle of the street.

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Let me guess… Red, blue and white. And lots of Jack Union hats?
We are in London!

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It really kinda feels a bit like London. Our friend Roxanne was so in the “holiday” mood,
she was even game to have her face painted London style. :p

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Some said that she looked like a Chingay performer.
But if you ask me, she looked more like a female wrestler (a skinny one).
What do you think? Heh!

We asked Roxanne to show us her “fiercest” face. And this is what she managed:

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Er….

Let A show you how it’s done.

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Now we’re talking.

Last but definitely not the least, we have the city of Shanghai!
I enjoyed the Chinese-style performance very much.
The Asian way of sexy is so subtle but so intriguing, no?

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I got my hand on a Shanghai Cities Edition beer bottle too!

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I just love the international nature of the event and I wish there would be more of such events
(you should make it an annual thing, Heineken!).
Being able to experience different city experiences, and to discover the world in Singapore in one night?
Hell yes!

Thank you my dear A for your company throughout the night!

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If you are reading this and love beer, the Limited City Edition Heineken bottles comprising of
New York, London, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai and Singapore will be available at all bars
which serve Heineken island-wide from now until the end of September, while stocks last.
The special Singapore edition of the Heineken Cities series will be exclusive to Singapore and
will retail between $12-$18 each, along with the others in the series.

To check out more hidden gems and to seek the coolest spots in Singapore, head to Heineken.com/OpenYourCity.

Thank you for the great night, #HeinekenSG!

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Heroes Phuket Trip

September 14th, 2014 by sixpegs

It almost feels like it was yesterday when the cafe just started – us doodling on the walls,
scampering all around like headless chickens trying to make sure things go smoothly in the cafe,
doing everything in the cafe on our own because we are constantly short-handed.

How time flies.
The Tiramisu Hero Cafe is almost one.

We organised a little getaway for our staff to a fancy villa in Phuket to celebrate and
to reward our staff for always being so awesome.
This is a little wefie shot of us at the airport!
All thanks to my brand new SONY Xperia C3, I managed to squeeze all 12 of us in a photo.

I’m sure I can squeeze another 7-8 people in if there was more of us. :p

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Drink Milk Fresh!

September 11th, 2014 by sixpegs

Ask me about fresh milk.

When I was preparing for the opening of my café, I sampled so many different kinds of
fresh milk available in the Singapore market, now I can name the brand just by drinking a sip.
Heh! Not that amazing yet, but I have a pretty good idea what are the better brands that we can trust.
(And which one tastes better with a good espresso shot) :p

When tasked to educate my readers about the importance of freshness of milk,
I am proud and thrilled because I know how crucial it is to choose good quality and fresh dairy products.

But before I begin, I think we should all know the importance of drinking fresh milk!

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I Love iMyBags!

September 4th, 2014 by sixpegs

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My complicated love/hate relationship with bags goes way back.
Love; because they are just such awesome arm candies and have the ability to complete any outfit.
Hate: because they very often burn a hole in my pocket, and it’s so troublesome to find somewhere
where I can shop for all the brands I like (either that, or I’ll have to pay a hefty shipping fee).

I know there are a lot of shopping sites recently,
but I have discovered a new one with a superb collection of authentic luxury bags
and they are all reasonably priced! *thumbs up*

What I like about iMyBags.com.sg is how it is not just a one-stop female bags luxury site,
it is also a place where you can find great gifts for your friends and family.
Before I start on that, please let me share with you some of my favourite finds from the website
and how they have something for everyone!

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iMyBags.com.sg is slightly over 3 years old and is one of the leaders in online bags sales in Asia.

As a Singapore-based company, you can set your mind at ease as you explore the website in search of your dream bag.

They take pride in bringing in the latest trends from the world of fashion and luxury
exclusively for their customers.

As you can see from above, they not only have the most sought-after branded labels,
but also the best deals for computer, pet, music, sports, travel and business bags.
iMyBags.com.sg is also the exclusive importer for Slappa and Elvis & Kresse for the region of
Singapore and Malaysia, and Alchemy Goods for Malaysia!

If you’re a serial bag-buying addict like me, iMyBags.com.sg also has a unique rewards system
that I find absolutely irresistible!

Earn iDollar for every purchase you make and collection Experience Points (XP) for bigger benefits.
iDollar is actually “virtual cash” you can use to buy your next bag on iMyBags.com.sg. Isn’t it amazing?

For instance, if you purchase the MCM Large Stark Backpack, you instantly receive 990 iDollar.
Now if you can do some math, you can roughly estimate what is the actual amount you’re paying for the bag?
That’s totally insane!

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Once you register as a member, will have a “Socialite” status.
There is a total of 6 statuses – Socialite, Trendy, Stylist, Vogue, Star, Fashionista.
With every status, you get different privileges.
For instance, someone of Trendy status will receive 5% discount (in iDollar equivalent) for every online purchase.
And someone of the Star status will receive 10% discount (in iDollar equivalent) for every online purchase,
gain access to pre-order bags even before the bags hit the shelves,
and (get this!) get a free bag from their exclusive birthday list if
you purchase a bag from them on your birthday month!
The privileges goes on and on, and you can read more about the different statuses over here.

All registered members will receive 30 iDollars when your recommended friends
make a purchase from their website too! (Can you all be my recommended friends please? Haha!)

After all of that introduction, how can I possibly walk away from this awesome website
without something for myself right?
Instead of that Chanel Boy, I decided to get myself something that is more affordable (for now)
and suitable for everyday casual use.

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I got myself something from Michael Kors.
I love the size and colour of this bag and it’s great for day-to-day use!
Service was really good, delivery was free, packaging was immaculate and after sales service was awesome as well.
Knowing that iMyBags.com.sg products are all event-free,
has no defects and are all purchased directly from source, I know I can put my heart at ease.
But if your products has any defects, iMyBags.com.sg provides money-back guarantee as well.

NOW, I need to start planning for my next purchase with the iDollars I’ve accumulated.
Hehe!
LOVE my bag!

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To find out more, visit iMyBags.com.sg here or check them out on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

HAPPY SHOPPING, GIRLFRIENDS!

Florence 2014

September 4th, 2014 by sixpegs

Florence is just absolutely gorgeous, laid-back and friendly!

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It is my second time to Italy but my first time to Florence.
I’ve heard so much about Florence from A because she is so in love with this city.
She calls it a very “liveable city”, full of nice people and not as flooded with tourists compared to Rome.

Florence is quiet, small and cosy to be in, but for me, it was the day trips we took from Florence totally blew my mind.
They had so much to offer and were so different from what I had experienced in Rome. Read the rest of this entry »

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