Saturday 15 August 2015

Old School Delights

I went there after my cousin told me that it's worth checking out.
He liked the ambiance. Food wise, he said it's alright.
Since it's near my working place, I went there for lunch on 2 occasions!

First time round, I sat on Table 10
I was given a board to write down the food I want to order.
Thereafter, I hand this board back to the staff there.

Games of my generation can be found at every table

Barley with Lemon
Verdict: Alright... Wouldn't order again though

Hey Bee Hiam Pulut
Verdict: I can taste the Hey Bee Hiam. I had wanted it to be spicy. Nice... This, I will order again.

Hainanese Chicken Cutlet Rice
Verdict: Overall, I didn't like this as much though I'm very impressed with the chicken. Till today, I'm still wondering how they can make the chicken crispy yet not greasy AT ALL! Airfryer perhaps???
I didn't like the sauce on the chicken and the rice is tasteless even though it smelled great.

Pound Cake
Verdict: It still taste pretty good after putting it in the fridge for a day. I'm sure it'll taste great on the same day of purchase. I just forgot about it. Heh heh...

On my 2nd visit, I ordered this - Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
Verdict: Yummy... I would definitely order this again.

I visited the eatery especially on Friday as the Horfun is only available from Friday to Sunday.

Horfun in Mushroom Sauce
Chicken Kibbles
Verdict: I LURRRVVVEEE the horfun. They are really generous with their mushroom. I love mushrooms! Easy to consume too!
The chicken kibbles was good too! Like the chicken in the Hainanese dish, this was crispy and not greasy. Can I also say that their chili padi is also very spicy? This shows that it's fresh!

Well, that's it for me. I'll most probably visit Old School Delights for the Horfun and I'll definitely give their Sticky Chewy Chocolate Cake a try. A staff was preparing it when I was about to leave on my 2nd visit.

Dreamy C

Year of Jubilee

09th August 2015 is the Year of Jubilee for Singapore and boy am I so proud to be a Singaporean!
I went to Marina Bay Sands and I was so surprised with the crowd.
I spent a good 4 hours plus standing all the way.
Is it worth it? Watch on...

After a few hours at Marina Bay Sands, I went to Gardens By The Bay to catch some fireworks.
I heard that the fireworks at Marina Bay Sands is more grand but I don't regret going to Gardens By The Bay. It's just less crowded.

Straight after the fireworks, I head for home. Crowd everywhere and it's madness in the train station.
I'm glad I made it home in one piece and pretty early at that! I was so tired, I fell asleep immediately when I hit the bed after my shower.

Come the next day, I brought First Born along with S to Singapore Science Centre.

Queued for hours for this - Human Body Works
I had to take a picture standing in front of it.
I was trying to aim for his nose. Oh well... Eyes will do just as well. =)

Other than the Human Body Works, the rest remains pretty much the same. Hence, we decided to take a cab down to Harbourfront to catch a free ride on the cable car. I've not taken a cable car ride in Singapore. I've taken one in Hong Kong though. When we reached there, we were told that the wait will be 8 hours! No thank you... We didn't bother queuing and left for Vivocity which is within the vicinity. Bought some tea for J and took the train home.

So that pretty much sums up my 4-day break for this Jubilee period.
Fellow Singaporeans, how did you fare during the Jubilee period?

Dreamy C

LUSH Haul - August 2015 (Part 3)

I can now officially say that I'm crazy about LUSH now.
I went there yet AGAIN! Let's dive in!!!

Tea Tree Water
I just have to get this as my smaller bottle has about 1/4 left.

The SA put a huge portion on my hands and let it rest for a minute.
Then, she asked me to rub it around my hands and after washing, I'm left with a pair of really soft hands. Not really what I wanted for my hands but I was so impressed with the softness, I bought it!
I'm sure I'll include this in my weekly routine now.
Oatifix is meant for the face but who says you can't experiment?! Lol...

Space Girl
Grapefruit Oil, Bergamot Oil, Almond Essential Oil just to name a few ingredients.
Got this one as the SA told me LUSH is going to discontinue it.

Phoenix Rising
Shea Butter, Bergamot Oil, Cassia Oil just to name a few ingredients. Oh! And cinnamon sticks!
No wonder I picked this up!
Got this one as the SA told me LUSH is going to discontinue it.

Lucky enough to be given a sample of Full of Grace.
I was told by the SA that I can use this as a replacement for moisturizer. Either this or I can apply this before applying a mask as this helps the skin to absorb the mask better. Hmmm...

Lucky enough to be given a sample of Dirty Soap.
Spearmint Oil, Thyme Oil just to name a few ingredients.
Such minty smell, I can't stop sniffing it!
This will DEFINITELY be a soap I'm going back for!
Right now, I'm still trying very hard to finish my block of Sultana of Soap.
I'm thinking of moving to either Bohemian or Sandstone after that. I need me some lemon!

Have a great day Peeps!

Dreamy C

Tuesday 11 August 2015

Lush Haul - August 2015 (Part 2)

What?! Another?!
Ha ha... Yes dear, another one...
Don't get me wrong. I don't wish to camp in LUSH. Ha ha...
Watch it if you will. Else, read on...

Big Solid Conditioner
I like that this is light on my hair and still make it soft to the touch.
The only thing I didn't like about this is having to go through the hassle of putting a dollop of it on my palm and using some water to 'dissolve' it just like how I would do for Herbalism or Dark Angels.

As Lush sells these 'virgin' products in weights of 100g, I bought this which weighs 154g.

Previously, I bought a small tub of this to shave my legs with.
I like that it makes my legs soft and smooth, it doesn't make my legs itchy after shaving and it smells great! Real strawberries is one of its major ingredients.
That small tub only gave me about 3 x shaves. I could probably get 2 x shaves more out of it.
I didn't want to ever run out of this and hence, went and got myself a bigger tub this time round!
I ALWAYS use this with Ro's Argan. They are a perfect combination in my opinion...

Soft Coeur (the Honeymooner)
So far, when it comes to massage bars, I've only used Each Peach (and Two's a Pair).
I bought Wiccy Magic Muscles recently and have yet to try it out.
This time, I just couldn't resist getting another one, seeing how adorable this looks and smells!
Honey, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Powder, Almond Oil, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Bergamot Oil just to name a few. A whiff is enough for me to bring it home! ^^

I also bought 1 x round container for my New Shampoo & 3 x square containers for T'eo, Soft Coeur and Big Solid Conditioner

Samples of Veganese which is a very light conditioner for fine hair and Lovely Jubblies which is a firming cream for the breasts. I must say I got a sample of the Lovely Jubblies not for my breasts but rather, for my neck. I've some lines on my neck and I would like to do something about it. Don't get me wrong. I embrace aging but I want to age gracefully. Besides, I've come to realize that our neck is pretty much the area which we give the least attention to. It don't have to be that way. Hence, I've decided to show some TLC to my precious neck. I asked for some moisturizer for my neck initially and was recommended this when I told the SA about my fine lines. 
As for Veganese, as I really detest the hassle of 'dissolving' Big Solid Conditioner, I've decided to give Veganese a try. I just use it last night and I must say I'm really happy with it! I've decided to get a bottle of it AFTER I'm done with my 154g of Big Solid Conditioner. Ha ha...

Have a lovely Monday Y'all!!!

Dreamy C

Thursday 6 August 2015

LUSH Haul - August 2015 (Part 1)

I'm in desperate need for Hand Cream!
All the dishes, laundry etc. done over the past 3 weeks left my hands really dry.
I am not pleased at all!
Also, I like the samples given by Lush previously which means it's time to get them in real size!
Check out what I got!

Herbalism & Mask of Magnaminty
I'm really happy with both products and hence, I decided to re-stock!
My current stock is running low. In fact, I just finished 1 x tub of Herbalism.
Come tomorrow, I'm going to start on my 2nd tub. As for Mask of MM, I gather I'll be able to stretch it for another 2 or 3 times before starting on my 2nd tub.

Dark Angels
I got this to improve on the condition of my oily skin.
Not that I'm unhappy with my current regime (Herbalism, Tea Tree Toner, Enzymion on a daily basis and once a week of Mask of MM). I just want it to be EVEN better.
Previously, I used Angels on Bare Skin and I didn't like it as I find it not 'abrasive' enough.
This Dark Angels? It sure is 'abrasive'! I would say that it's more hard core than Ocean Salt.
I was afraid it's too much for my delicate face after using it for the 1st time.
I shared my concerns with the SA and she said that she too find it too much for her skin. She use this on her body instead. Hmmm... good idea though I would still prefer Ocean Salt for the body. >.<

Mint Julips
My 1st container was purchased in Year 2012. I kept it till Year 2015.
Through these years, I've used it less than 5 times.
Let's just say I've never had the habit of exfoliating my lips.
I tried using it even though it's way past its expiry date.
Don't like it as it dried up pretty badly. Hence, I got myself another one and I was really glad to find the new one more 'moist'. I guess one can only really tell the difference when they put an expired one and a fresh one side by side. ^^

Dream Cream
On many occasions, I wanted to get a hand lotion and I failed miserably.
This time round, I vowed to get one.
I decided on this as it's not as greasy and it smells of lavender! I luuurrrvveeee lavender!
For my poor hands, I would say this is too light for me but given another chance, I would still buy this. Why? Simply because it's not as greasy as the others!

Jumping Juniper
This is good for oily hair and so I got it. Also, it has lavender in it. Another plus!
I've not used it yet. I want to bring this along with me for my Taiwan trip this November and I don't want to get it wet as yet. I'm sure this product will not disappoint!

 Roots (Scalp Treatment)
Apologies for insufficient lighting.
I was given a sample and I liked it.
So, I decided to get it in real size! 

Big Shampoo
I like this as well after being given a sample of it.
I like the volume it gives my hair.

Grease Lightning
Bought this to control the oil on my face though I've not been faithful in applying it.
I always seem to forget it. Perhaps I should keep reminding myself of its existence. Ha!
I bought this mainly for First Born's face. He's going through puberty now and a few pimples have started to pop up. I doubt he knows how to take care of his face. This is the little bit that I can do...

 New Shampoo
Bought this as the SA says this is a shampoo which goes very well with Roots.
It's also good for hair loss and oily scalp.
Since I've not started on Jumping Juniper, I can't compare them together.
This one smells of cinnamon which isn't my favorite thing though I like the smell of it for cooking and desserts and very rarely, coffee.

Wiccy Magic Muscles
This is supposedly good for aching/sore muscles.
I've yet to try it though. I don't quite like the smell of it.
I'm going to give it a try after the sore on my neck has healed.

T'eo (Deodorant)
Since my teenage years till now, I've always been a faithful Body Shop customer and buy my deodorant from them. When I found out that LUSH sells deodorant as well, I knew I've GOT to give it a try! I highly doubt a sample can be given. I didn't even bother to ask! I just got it and how do I like it? I LOVE it! It doesn't stain my tops even the black ones. If it does (sometimes staining occurs when you try to wear your top), you can simply remove them with some tap water! I don't do vigorous work. I work in an office and at times, I do travel out into the hot sun for lunch. T'eo is pretty much odorless. It has lemongrass in it and when you bring it to your nose for a whiff, you can smell something but after application, no smell at all! I gave my armpits a smell after more than 8 hours wear and I honestly smell nothing. Not even a scent of fragrance even! No bad smell either! ^^
Big Solid Conditioner
No photo here as I forgot to take one.
When I remembered, I finished it.
I was after all, given a sample!
Read on my next post to find out more on what my thoughts are for this product!

Have a great one Peeps!
Oh and fellow Singaporeans, HAPPY SG50! Extended holiday! Whoo hoo...!!!

Dreamy C

Wednesday 5 August 2015

A Way to Youth & A Healthier You

Today, I'm going to tell you something which may have been the solution to my constipation woes.
I've been taking a powerful drink called Reserve.
You can buy it via this site
Let me go on and tell you more about the product.
I've been taking it for 1 month plus.
After around 2 weeks of consumption, I realized that there's an improvement to my constipation problem! I do my major once a day almost on a daily basis on weekdays.
Don't ask me why not on the weekends. I guess this product is after all, NOT a miracle and time is required to solve any problems.
This makes me a really happy gal as I no longer has to calculate the amount of fibre I have to take on a daily basis in order to visit the loo. I also no longer have to restrict myself to eating certain food which have high fibre content.
After 1 month plus of consumption, I realized a few sores on my body.
This is what people calling - Healing Crisis.
Some people experience it within 2 months of consumption. Some, 1 year.
The less clogged up your system, the sooner you'll feel it I guess... =)
Taste wise, it's nice! Not sweet. Just slightly tangy.
Ever taken a bunch of berries in puree form? Just like that!
Let me just extract what is on the website:

What is it?!
At the heart of Jeunesse Reserve is a rich formula of exotic botanical antioxidant fruit blend that is specially designed to revive and rejuvenate your entire body. The powerful ingredients in its formulation are proven to aid in repairing damage caused by free radicals, while also helping to prevent future damage to your cells. The highly effective antioxidant fruit blend that resides within each pack of Jeunesse Reserve serves as a natural supplement for tired and stressed cells. They help to keep cells healthier for a longer period of time, thereby extending your youthful looks. Resveratrol, which is the key ingredient amongst the antioxidant fruit blend, is supplemented by additional heavy-hitters in the antioxidant world, including Pomegranate, Dark Sweet Cherry, Açai, Grapeseed, Aloe vera, Green Tea and Blueberry. This antioxidant rich fruit blend is a one-stop solution to allaying all your degenerative health concerns, while continuing to delay and forestall the body’s natural aging process.

I read that it 'forces' toxins which have been laying dormant in your body out!
Thus giving you a stronger immune system and healthier body with lesser ailments over time.
Makes young cells last longer, super-charging health and well-being
◦Delays cell aging with Resveratrol, a unique antioxidant shown to extend lifespan
◦Includes other antioxidants from acai, pomegranate, green tea, aloe vera, and grapeseed
◦Defends against free radical damage linked to many health issues
◦Supports improved cardiovascular function with anthocyanins
◦Aids digestion through essential fatty acids
◦Increases metabolism to assist healthy weight loss
◦Makes nutrients quickly available through bio-available gel
◦Penetrates red blood cells and helps protect against oxidated stress*
◦Tastes delicious thanks to natural fruit sources
Purified Water, Proprietary Blend [Dark Sweet Cherry Juice Concentrate (Prunus Campanulata), Blueberry Juice Concentrate (Vaccinium Corymbosum), Concord Grape Juice Concentrate (Vitis Labrusca), Pomegranate Juice Concentrate (Punica Granatum), Mulberry Extract (Morus Alba), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis Miller), Açai Fruit Extract (Euterpe Oleracea)], Natural Blueberry Flavor, Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (preservative).

RESERVE™ can be taken anytime. Or, you can take one gel pack twice daily–first thing in the morning and right before bedtime.
CAUTION: Pregnant or lactating women and people with known medical conditions should consult their health care professional before adding any nutritional supplement to their diet.
Well, you can read more about it by clicking HERE.
Don't take my word for it. It's your health and THAT is THE MOST IMPORTANT thing in any one's life. Try it out for 3 months and let me know if this product's helped you in any way.
Seriously, what have you to lose? Just some time and money. In return for a better health, stronger body. Why not??? Seriously, why not?
It helps on me and so convinced I am that I just placed an order for dear old Mommy. She has high cholesterol and I read someone's testimony that it helps increase her good cholesterol level. ^^
I read that this is also good for people suffering from cancer.
Dreamy C