Thursday 28 March 2013

Mixed Feelings

At times, human beings make me sad, disappointed, angry and hurt yet they can also make you happy and they can give you a fuzzy warm feeling. Something my BFF told me today made me feel very warm inside. Reminds me of a song - wong wong wong, xiao mi feng. Ha ha...

What I'm going to say is that due to a mistake by Golden Village, I now have 2 x free admission tickets to movies. There's a few clause but they are no biggie.

Just last Saturday, I bought tickets to Snitch for viewing on Sunday @ Plaza Singapura. Come Sunday, we were told that Snitch is not available for viewing as there's some technical fault with their projector. *roll eyes* I made a fuss of course. Had I been quiet, I think I wouldn't even have those free tickets. In a way, it's a blessing in disguise. ^^

Dreamy C

Sunday 17 March 2013

Bellabox - March 2013

Hi Friends! It's spring! Bellabox's Arrival!
Please note that words in italics from now on, with regards to the Bellabox are extracted from the card that comes along with all the boxes.

Package in Blue. I like...

Rojukiss Pure Vita C Dual Mask
Reap every bit of the power Vitamin C has to offer your skin with this sheet-mask whose special delivery system keeps Vitamin C at its most fresh and effective. Skin is bright, light and firm with the inclusion of Collagen and Arbutin. Go ahead, wake up your skin's vitality! Have a Pure Vita C Dual Mask along with your morning OJ. To use, simply fold along the dotted line and push the lotion towards the mask to saturate the mask with it. Apply on the face for 10 - 15 mins and pat the rest of the lotion into the skin after removing the mask.

Vichy BI-White Med Whitening Replumping Gel-Cream
Vinchy combines the highest tech in skin brightening and whitening with protective Peony essence and five different essential good-for-your-skin oils. See your skin glow with translucent, beautiful health!

Dr CI: Labo BB Perfect Cream & Dr CI: Labo Super Cleansing EX
BB Perfect Cream: So many benefits, so little product. This one tube of BB cream packs a punch of moisture, brightening, whitening, sun protection, makeup retention, smoothing and foundation coverage. Goes on like a dream, works throughout the day to make your skin more beautiful than before you put it on!
Cleansing EX: The perfect mix of gentle, highly effective makeup-removing cleanser with skincare benefits. Dr. CI: Labo has spared no expense in providing a high-end cleanser that removes all traces of makeup without drying or damaging your skin.

MOX Botanicals Lip Balm
Forget about little girl lip gloss, MOX Botanicals provides grown up high-end appeal with truly restorative ingredients. Keep your lips as young and fresh as they were when you had your first taste of watermelon-flavored lip balm. Now you can satisfy your more sophisticated palate with Black Plum & Fig, Coconut Almondine and Yakima Valley Peppermint, to name just a few of their delectable ingredients.
My take on this: I'm a sucker when it comes to lip balm. With dry lips, lip balm is an essential item for me. I happened to have dry lips after removal of lip stick today after 5 hours of wear. I like this that it's moisturizing. It's in-between Estee Lauder and L'occitaine. It glides on smoothly and does its job of a lip balm. The only thing which I didn't like is the smell of it. I happen to get the one in Coconut Almondine. I don't fancy the smell of coconut as it reminds me of something though I like consuming it. I wouldn't be thinking of purchasing this not because it's not good enough but because there's no need to as I've just purchased 2 x lip balm from Estee Lauder. I was told by the SA that they will be discontinuing it and in the midst of introducing a new product. New product made from new technology might not necessarily result in a better product. Having heard that, I bought 2 x tubes! This product is so popular, it's sold out in Changi Terminal 1 and Tangs Orchard. So happy to have gotten it from Robinsons Raffles Shopping Centre! ^^

I'm definitely going to try the Dr CI: Labo BB Perfect Cream and see if it lives up to its claim. I've oily complexion so the most important thing is whether it can last at least 5 hours. I know my BB cream from Missha and foundation from Estee Lauder can!

Dreamy C

Tuesday 12 March 2013

A Movie & 3 Lippie

Bored on Saturday. I need some fresh air. Down to Watsons I go.

Top to Bottom
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Precious
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Honey Douce
Revlon Lip Butter in Lollipop

I like all 3 colors. I had Honey Douce on my lips on Sunday. It appears more reddish than it looks on my lips which I like. After a meal, the lipstick don't go off totally. Instead, my lips look like it's stained. Color isn't as obvious but you know it's still there. 

On Monday, I had Precious on. It's like a nude color and upon application, it looks like my lips only better. 

I've yet to try Lollipop but I'm sure I'll like it. It looks really bright on my hand and I'm liking it already! With this color, I'm keeping the rest of my face low profile. Perhaps just mascara and some peachy or light brownish blush.


Both J and I went to Vivocity for Lincoln. It's in the midst of renovation and so, the entrance is smaller and the purchasing of popcorn, drinks and snacks is now only on the 2nd floor. 

If you are a fan of history, you'll like this. I do like history but I like those which has some gruesome scenes. Think Massacre of Nanjing and you'll know what I'm talking about. So NO, I don't enjoy Lincoln. In fact, J dozed off a couple of times.

We noticed a small little shop called Squirrel Bites. It's just some fried dough. You can then choose to have chocolate, hazelnut choc, strawberry etc. on it. For us, we opt for the Moon Setting which is just sugar, cinnamon and lemon. I must say the lemon made it taste really good. The only boo boo is that there's not enough cinnamon! I can't even taste it!

So that's my weekend! I hope you had just as great a weekend!

Dreamy C

Sunday 10 March 2013

What I've Been Busy With...

1-Page Thank You Card
I intend to color 'Thank You' with some markers

2-Page Card

The 2nd Page

2-Page Birthday Card

The 2nd Page

2-Page Christmas Card

2nd Page
Notice how parts of the tree (bottom right) can be lifted up?

1-Page Christmas Card

1-Page Christmas Card

1-Page Christmas Card
Sorry about the alignment of photo

2-Page Christmas Card
Sorry about the alignment

2nd Page
Sorry about the alignment

1-Page Anniversary Card
Sorry about the alignment

1-Page Christmas Card
Sorry about the alignment

1-Page Christmas Card

There are a few more cards which are just 50% done. I'll upload photos when I complete them.

Dreamy C

SexyLook Mask

I don't know if this happens to you but every time I extract blackheads on my nose with a metal stick, I'll end up with a nose where the skin is peeling. I've tried applying toner followed by a hydrating serum and moisturizer after extraction but I still see skin peeling. I don't know why. I believe it's due to lack of hydration or perhaps I applied too much force and have damaged my skin? I'm not the only one with this problem, I was told.

I'm introducing you to a mask now which helps me with this problem.

SexyLook Super Hydrating Duo Lifting Mask

This box of 5 pcs cost me only $7.90! It was delivered to me FREE! Well, there's a condition tied with it of course. Delivery is only free when you spend at least $60. 

Where did I get it? Initially, I tried getting the pink mask from Watsons. I blogged about this pink mask last year and you can read it HERE. I've tried a few Watsons outlets but I just couldn't get hold of the pink mask! There's other type of mask by SexyLook but that's not what I want! In the end, I got it from this WEBSITE. They also sell other brands. 

I placed the order on 8th February 2013 nearing lunch time. I received it on 15th February 2013 which is a week later. Not bad considering that there's Lunar New Year during that period and I was told that they would be back to work on 18th February 2013. So, to be able to receive it BEFORE they start work is GREAT! Very efficient I must say. Delivery was done by Ta-Q-Bin.

Now back to the mask. I did the same extraction and have the mask on for 15 minutes and went to bed thereafter. The next morning, there's very slight peeling. I'm ok with that. This is a BIG improvement. 

When I took the mask out from the package, it was dripping with goodness. Yes, you read right. DRIPPING. The mask was jam packed with liquid goodness and still have extra to spare. Another positive is that the mask is such that you can loop it around your ears so you'll be sure that the mask stays where it's supposed to be staying. 

I like that it's cheap. Do give it a try! No harm trying... ^^

By the way, the pink mask is actually called SexyLook Strawberry Blackhead Pore Cleanser Set and it cost $19.90.

Well, I'm glad I bought a total of 2 boxes of the Hydrating mask! They have this Black Cotton mask. I'm not sure if it's good though I would be checking them out soon. They have 3 different types of mask for this range - Moisturizing, Repairing and Whitening. Well, I might just buy all 3 different types and try them on alternate days. I was told by my beautician that it's perfectly alright to have a mask on 3 times a week. 

Some information for you, my faithful readers. I read from magazine - Simply Her for the month of March 2013 that whitening skincare are NOT made for those who want to be fairer. Or so says Taro Yamaguchi - SK-II's global scientific communications manager. Whitening skincare will not make you fairer than the skin tone you were born with. (Look at the underside of your arm for an idea of how fair you can get.)

Whitening products simply reduce dark pigment production or the transfer of these pigments to the skin's surface to give you a brightened complexion. They can be used to even out the skin tone, target surface age or dark spots usually caused by excessive sun exposure, and lighten acne or eczema scars.

So there you go! Now, you are wiser. At least I am... ^^

Dreamy C

Sunday 3 March 2013

Period of Lent

Period of Lent and I intend to go on a fast for the 1st time. I've heard of people who has benefited when they fast and I would like to experience that. I would like to be able to hear, listen, see, feel what God is telling me. It's tough to be able to do that since there's so many distractions in life on a daily basis.

I hope to be able to go through it and though there will be sacrifices, I'm sure it's going to be worth it.

Dreamy C

Aiyo...Gone AGAIN!

Yes yes, I do apologise for the lack of updates. I've been busy with my new hobby - Card Making. I've made quite a few cards. In the beginning, they looked like they were done by Primary School kids. I've improved and still is improving...

If one were to ask me about good Malay food which I've had in Singapore, I would say Hajah Maimunah. The spelling might be wrong but honestly, if you are interested, just google it. I'm sure you'll be able to find it. The craving for it was strong recently and I decided to make a trip down and get my craving fixed! There's 2 outlets in Singapore, 1 in Jalan Pisang and another @ Joo Chiat. I went to the former and I'm going to share the photos with you today!

This is the spread and this is meant for 2!
Cost me a total of $46.50!

Grilled/BBQ Chicken
This is really good with their Kicap Chili Padi sauce
Yum Yum...

What is Malay food w/o Beef Rendang???
Nice but it's more salty now

Grilled Fish
I was told by the lady that the fish isn't ready and I was disappointed. 
I asked her how long it'll take. She made a total of 2 trips to the kitchen to answer me.
I'm glad I finally got it. This is again, nice with Kicap Chili Padi.

Sayor Lordeh
My spelling definitely wrong.
Nice. I like it. Cabbage and beancurd.

Assam Pedas on Top
Sambal Goreng @ the Bottom
The Sambal Goreng is nice as far as outside food goes. My ex-MIL cooked it much better though.
The Assam Pedas lacks oomph. My ex-MIL cooked better. *sigh* I've been spoilt...

Top: Tapioca Leaves in Coconut
Bottom: Eggplant
Surprisingly, the eggplant didn't taste as spicy as it looked.
The tapioca leaves is a nice non-spicy dish.
Even Fatty like the gravy of the tapioca leaves!

Opor Chicken
I don't like this not because it doesn't taste good but because I don't really fancy it regardless of the cook.

In summary, I'll go back again if I've the craving but I doubt it's going to be soon. I might go check out another stall selling Malay food which has Muslim cab drivers going there for their meals. Pariaman I think.

Dreamy C