Saturday, October 31, 2015

Review: Confirm (Trading) Confident Smiles

So today, the topic could be really gross for some. It is oral hygiene. Well, a smile is the cheapest accessory (Free!) you could make yourself to beautiful :) But to maintain a gorgeous smile, it takes effort. To let the looker have a pleasant experience, you would need to have pearly white and good breathe. :)
I have some interesting items from Confirm Trading to put them to the test. We have the Kiss You Ionic Toothbrush, intriguing Dr Tung's tongue cleaner and Dentiste' Night-time Toothpaste.
Kiss youIonic Toothbrush is quite a common product across all brands. Basically, it is to ionically attract the plaque on your teeth. Generally, I would say it sounds gimmicky cos the effect aren't that apparent. I have been using this product for more than a year now. Firstly I don't have that much of plaque. But, my dental visit has always been attracting praises by my dentist for my incredibly healthy teeth. So, I would say it is actually pretty good for maintenance.
This is a not a product where you can observe immediate miracles. But at least, it is quite effortless to use it. You just have to hold the toothbrush with the thumb touching the metal stem and keep the metal stem wet at all times for the ionic action to work. I can't confirm for real it can remove up to 48% more plaque than ordinary toothbrushes!
Wake Up!
For anyone who is expecting to wake up with good morning breathe after using Dentiste' Night-time Toothpaste, this isn't the case for me. It is a very refreshing toothpaste which I prefer them over the more popular household brands. But when you wake up, you are still not ready to kiss anyone. I don't know maybe I just have horrible breathe. :(
Even with the Dentiste' Night-time Toothpaste and Ionic Toothbrush, my teeth stains are still there. My teeth are easily stainable and if you suffer the same problems as me, these 2 products won't solve it. So far, the only way to remove them is to go for polishing at the dentist. Rumuors say that electric toothbrush may do the same, but I haven't really tested it out.  Overall, it is a good toothpaste but perhaps it set users' expectations too high. So you may be bound for disappointment.
Tongue Cleaner
Saving the best for the last, yeap it is the Tongue cleaner. This is really just you don't see every day. Despite my grimace in the photo, the product is surprisingly painless on the tongue. Even I expected it to be somewhat like a torture product considering how it is designed. Looks so much like a tongue squeezer! Yep!
You may not know but a good deal of bacteria is on your tongue and those pesky stuff are the cause of bad breath. I would say that after using it, my tongue feels a lot cleaner. My tongue seems to be able to taste better and have a better grasp of the texture of the food and is no longer grossly coloured. At least now I can confidently stick out my tongue when teasing others! Great product!

Haha, I know the video is just disgusting, but at least it has great music right! Don't complain la!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The first Hello Kitty-themed theme park event in Singapore

Feline Fans alert, Hello Kitty is in town *Screams, Shrills, Faints*
Hello Kitty
From 16 October to 10 November 2015, be ready for an eclectic showcase of photo attractions, game kiosks, exclusive memorabilia and Hello Kitty performances at Resorts World Sentosa. It is the first time that the Hello Kitty Go-Around is featured outside Hong Kong at the Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore.
There will be lots of photo opportunities such as the Hello Kitty Party Hall and the Ferris Wheel, and a Hello Kitty Post Office to send event-exclusive postcards to loved ones. You can also expect game kiosks to try your luck and bring home exclusive game prizes.
Ferris Wheel
Ferris Wheel
In conjunction with Singapore’s Golden Jubilee, there are also limited numbers of SG50 exclusive packs are available on sale. (Sorry, for such a late post. I hope they ain't sold out already!) Kitty fans can also get exclusive Hello Kitty Go Around!! In Singapore merchandise at the event. You can check out some of the merchandise and prizes on their Facebook page. It is freakng awesome. I am already squeaking non-stop!!!
This is not to be missed. On Hello Kitty's birthday celebration, she will be flying down to Singapore. The one-day exclusive event will be an immersive treat for visitors with dance performances, meet-and-greet sessions and cake-cutting with Hello Kitty. So much merry making!
Hello Kitty
For me, I love cutsie stuff and taking photos. So the attractions such as the memory garden, party hall are places I will be hoping there will not too many people congregating so that I can take good photos! You can probably catch me wailing at the game kiosk as the competitive monster in me break loose. I must win something back!!!
And of course, I am looking forward to posting letters, having a fake tattoo heh heh and praying for a good 2015. For those who are keen to join in the fun, tickets to Hello Kitty Go Around!! In Singapore are available at all SISTIC outlets. Visit the official website here!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Funky Find: Peanutize Me

Have been once again trying to cartoon myself...yet again...using Peanutize.
The BF
Always trying out with my BF first cos I think I know his face better than I know my own. Like to think I am not a narcissistic who looks into the mirror often. Well, maybe I gaze at his face more often than I check out mine. Awww~~~
How I view myself
This is how I see myself...Hehe. Doesn't really look much like me cos of the lack of choices and the clothes. My tummy is so round and big.
How he view me
His creation of me which I think he is creating his niece more like me. I don't even have such a flowery dress to begin with -.-. Unobservant!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Stay Safe (from the sun rays): Use Protection

I can go out with a bare face. But I always try to refrain from stepping out of the house without sunblock. By now, I am sure many of you know how damaging the sun is to your skin. Today, I have a new sunscreen to introduce to you. Sorry for the sexy header. Just couldn't resist it.
Before I go straight for the reveal, let me share with you some of its benefits to entice you:
  • Superior double UV block with enhanced SPF50+/PA++++
  • Retains its light and watery texture that allows smooth application without a sticky feel
  • Infused with hyaluronic acid & citrus extract to keep skin hydrated and fresh
  • Suitable for application on face and body
Presenting to you the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel, it provides the highest level of UV protection and can act as a shield against skin woes such as sun spots, wrinkles and freckles caused by damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. For me, what I really like about the sunscreen was its light texture and tangy. Smell like an orange but at least you won't go orange like it HAHAHA! 
So far I am not having breakouts and I hope it stays that way. I was quite surprised by the colour of the sunscreen. I expected it to be transparent like its name. Do note that it is quite watery so don't squeeze too hard! I didn't feel the cooling sensation that it was touted to have. But for me, I am okay without it.
Biore UV
Thought I would share with you some trivial facts as well so that you can at least feel more intelligent after reading the post. Do you know that there are 2 most dangerous UV rays? Don't know right? Read on:
UVA Rays
  • penetrate into the deeper layers of our skin 
  • the dominant tanning ray.
  • penetrate through glass. This means that even when you’re seeking shelter indoors, your skin continues to be exposed to its harmful effects (Never ever fighting for the window seats again!)
UVB Rays
  • cause the most damage to the outer layer of skin such as reddening of skin and sunburns
  • prolonged exposure to UVB rays can cause long-term damage to skin’s epidermal layers
Trival Facts
I have my own personal favourites when it comes to sunscreen. The Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel doesn't fare too bad in comparison but it doesn't have any cosmetics effects. So in that area, I would rank it lower. But it definitely a lot more affordable than the current one I am using. Mai hiam bui pai liao!
If you want to stay youthful for a longer period of time, please use protection (sounds like condom advert). With a sunscreen, it can prevent the cumulative damage such as wrinkling and skin ageing. For those who are looking for a more value-for-money product, I think Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel would work fine.
Biore has introduced a complete ange of new and enhanced sunscreen products, and all of them are less than 20 bucks and can be easily found at all leading pharmacies, super & hyper markets, departmental stores, beauty stores and selected minimarts. 
  • Bioré Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+/PA++++
  • Bioré Whitening Cream SPF50+/PA++++
  • Bioré Perfect Face Milk SPF50+/PA++++
  • Bioré Perfect Milk SPF50+/PA++++
  • Bioré Bright Face Milk SPF50+/PA++++

Thursday, October 15, 2015

STGCC 2015 - Can I be a Yellow and Chubby, Bwwhaaa

Avengers Cute
After missing STGCC last year, I am back again this year. Whooops~~~ thanks to a treat from my BFF, to make it easy, I made it my bday present :P
Starting the photo-heavy post with a cute photo of the Avengers, makes you wanna gush and scream at them "Take my $$$"
As per the previous STGCC, you can find lots of well-dressed cosplayers. I even had a front-row seat during the competition! 
There were so many talented comic artists that day. I don't the beautiful photos I took cos I was using my friend's camera to take those photos as she was busily queuing up for the commissioned art. Even their doodles look like a piece of art.
I pretty much spent a good deal of my time taking lots of photos of my favourite Iron Man!!! Here Snap, There Snap, Everywhere snap snap! (Just realise O'MacDonald is a Singlish song!!!)
This year, Marvel had a booth but was not as generous as the other year I went where they were literally throwing out hourly freebies. The highlights were still as impressive as ever. The giant hulk and Ironman giant models was a Kodak Moment (Who still use such Old Skool words, OMG!) not to be missed!
Marvel Shopping
Check out cute things I found! I had to drag the BFF from a good deal of the booths before she run herself dry. Not because I was a good friend trying to save her bucks, I am just too broke myself to buy her dinner. :P
I must have been spoilt rotten as the previous Marvel booth set a whole different expectations for me. I did spend a good deal of time whining about the lack of goodies to minimize the damage. Had to be tactfully chided by my friend that the year I went was NOT the norm. STGCC is a place to showcase new toys and gorgeous art!
And look I found Bumblebee <3 Had a photo with the cosplayer but my good friend has cruelly detain me from the photos.  This year, I think I seem to have less self-absorbed photos of me being absorbed by the crowd. Gawking at them more like it. Hehe!
Although we did spend a relatively shorter period there (The hourly giveaways enticed us to stay beyond our welcome.) But my legs were still sore after navigating around the Exhibition Hall. 
Also did my favourite task hunting down the BF's favourite minions. I remember reading about the unappreciated boyfriends complaining about their apparent better half on how they alway proclaim how much they love fries, but yet not tell the poor boys how much they are loved.
I would say I truly understand their "Am I not even fries in their eyes!!!" feeling cos I am not even an minion in my BF eyes. Sending him the minions images evoke blissful emoticons as responses yet spamming him selfies of myself just get a half-hearted "Orrrrrhhhh" :(
Gabu Gabu
Ending my excited chatters with a set of themeless photos. Gabu Gabu was distributed at the convention. Despite the super intriguing advert, the drink was ewww. I didn't even finish it despite being really really thirsty.
Took quite a few interesting videos. Will probably upload them on Instag instead. Let it Stay Cray like its owner!!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Funky Find: Expression Factory App

Came across this app and it is too cute not to share. Was spamming the BF with the ridiculously cute videos.
Shall not share those that I made for him, but here are some I made for myself to amuse him :P

First video I did wasn't too good. My heart when I see him. Lol...

My version of the Hunger Games, me being hungry and then growing fat like a pig. I like the pig one best! An absolute LOL!

Made a few set of ridiculous angry GIF, since I have anger management issues, o'really?

And last but not least, for every buddha feet grabber, the Guan Yin Ma epic. 
If you want to have some laughter in your life too, you can find the app. Just search for Expression Factory. I know Apple store has it, not too sure about the others. Have fun~!~ GIF yourself some smiles. Life is too short to waste it away sulking. :P

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Her World X Ion Orchard Dining Day Out

ION PLAY Invite_Dining
Now I know why so many people enjoy being food bloggers, Singapore is just a place where all good food congregate. Came across this event online and thought the BF would like it since I think a good portion of his thoughts is filled with "Jia-k" more than me. *Sounds like a love rival alert*
And so being such a scheming young lady, I needed to come between him and his one true "food-hunting" love. We will go eat all the nice, yummy food at Ion all in a day!!!
Pu Tien
Depending on the group you were arranged into, we visited Pu Tien first.
  1. Fried Heng Hwa Bee Hoon with Soy Milk: The publicity manager was telling us some romantic love story behind this bee hoon. This is an absolute must-try and is available only at Ion Pu Tien. Even without some fancy PR story, this would have naturally been a top seller.
  2. Stewed Water Caltrop: Tasted a bit like the Gao-luk. One of the seasonal dishes. Try it before it is gone!
  3. Stir-Fried Shrimp with Sweet Corn: A typical Chinese Zi-Char vegetable but the corn is so delicious. Note they are like in bunches so they are very juicy (Squirted on the BF...Ooops)
  4. Yucca Root with Crab Roe Sauce: The BEST! This is my favourite. It is also a seasonal dish. I will be so sad when it is gone :(
Overall, I really like Pu Tien. It is giving DTF a good run for its money. Do try their home-made chilli as well. A not to be missed.
Nara Thai
Second Stop was Nara Thai. Tried it before so I wasn't that excited despite being a huge Thai food fan. And thank god, we tasted Pu Tien before Nara Thai, imagine if it is the other way round, the Chinese food would taste too blend. And this doesn't do justice to it.
  1. Yum Som O - Pomelo Salad: I think it is supposed to be a refreshing dish, but it just doesn't suit my taste.
  2. Phunim Phad Pong Karee - Stir-fried Soft Shell Crab with Yellow Curry: The curry was too sweet for me.
  3. Hor Mak Talay - Grilled Thai Otah with mixed seafood: By default, this was my favourite dish. But the Otah is a bit too soft for my liking
  4. Signature Cooler Drinks - Rose Lime Cooler and Watermelon Limeade: A lot of the people loved the Rose Lime. I just thought it tasted weird. Watermelon Limeade was my life saver in this meal. 
For me it is quite a disappointment. My conclusion is I am just not into Thai Fusion Food. I heard Nara Thai is really popular in Thailand though. Maybe my taste bud is just weird cos I love their herb blue rice but to many other people it taste "the same". My suggestion is go to West Gate's Nara Thai instead. That outlet is really good and pick the normal favourites like Phad Thai, Tom Yum etc. It will be worth the calories.
Wrap & Roll
Our last stop was Wrap & Roll. I walked past it a few times before but never really tried it out. And you know what, I should have went in!!!
  1. Hanoi Frilled Turmeric Fish Dill
  2. Grilled Pork Steamed Rice Crepe Roll
  3. Grilled Chicken with Lime Leaves
  4. Lotus Shoot Salad with Prawn
This was the shop that really made their good instagram worthy. I was really full by the time we were at our 3rd stop. It was great they gave us sampling portion. I don't really take Viet food much, so I don't know how good it ranks against the rest. But one thing for sure, I am definitely going back again to try their dish. :P Plus their name is my favourite past-time. LOL Wrap yourself in the blanket and Roll around in bed. I support my own kind!
Heart Shaped Prawn
Ending off with a heart-shaped prawn. Beautiful isn't it? Next time I will do such frivolous plating if I ever cook a meal for my BF. 
The event itself was really a good one. Do join if Her World host another like this. I heard they do that quite a lot cos a good deal of the participants are serial joiners. I enjoyed myself so much I think I might become one too. Oops....

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Review: Skinny Dipping with Braun Silk Epil 7

Braun Silk Epil 7
Cos I wanted to go skinny dipping so I got a Braun epilator. This is not the latest model, but during its time, it was dope! Never ever tried this method of hair removal, but I have read, heard about it and one of my friend even uses it. I didn't see her use it but her skin is really smooth. We are guessing it is the epilator and a good moisturizer at work?
So good for me, I got to test it out and guess what, I actually kinda like it. My favourite is still IPL cos it is more permanent. Epilating is a little like waxing. It rips the hair out. I know I am using the word "rip", it is not really that painful. Either that, you sort of get use of the pain. For beauty, what's a little nip!
My only grouse is that the manual is not very informative. Wait, hold on, you read the manual?!? Yeah, I did cos of the many parts of the epilator and I didn't really want to spoil it. But because it didn't have the information I was looking for, I ended up just using my brain to figure it out *Sounds extremely reluctant to put that big head into use*
The different parts are useful in the sense it can better suit the different parts of your body. But for me, I just the same one cos I am too lazy to change it. The Silk Epil 7 is relatively water-proof so you can use it during shower. I find it more effective to use it on dry skin though.
Leg Hair Jokes
Spoiling every guy's fantasy of Ariel. HAHAHA~
My final verdict
  1. IPL - Permanent
  2. Epilator - Less Painful then waxing and the procedure is simpler - work it like shaver. It still leave some short hair though. Doesn't take too much concentration and you can do it in your own comfort. Multi-tasking is also made possible since it ain't that much of a dangerous tool. It really can't rip your skin out. 
  3. Wax - Painful, but it get rids a good deal of the hair.
  4. Shaving - I don't use this method at all, cos the blades would destroy my sensitive leg skin. It removes even the short-hair.
My Current Hair Removal Methods: IPL and Epilator