Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Amapolo

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Setting foot on an oasis within the urban jungle, and feeling like a peony that has found light and freedom. Frolicking in the garden and letting the wind caress me, it was a beautiful morning well-spent, one that had my soul rejuvenated and spirits lifted.

Twirling around in a lush maxi skirt with slits of my dreams, I was so happy to be dressed YoungHungryFree - a local brand that I've always loved for edgy yet very affordable pieces. Their series always appeal to me in various ways, and though the catalogue don't look like your everyday wear, there are pieces that can actually be your everyday separates.

You can tell how much I love my maxis, don't you? And anything with high slits. I can't help but feel that this skirt was made for me. And that polka crop top? You wouldn't believe it is priced under S$20. Wear it with ripped jeans and flatforms for more spunk, or tone it down with a skirt for a daintier look.

Of course, I had to put on my favourite black hat. Now, pass me an ice-cream.


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Outfit: Multi V Top in Polka, YoungHungryFree *sponsored* // Out Skirt in Black, YoungHungryFree *sponsored* // Soiree Heels, Jeffrey Campbell // Poppy Hat, YoungHungryFree // Arty Ring, Saint Laurent Paris // Pearl Earrings, Zara // Collier de Chien, Hermes



Like YoungHungryFree on Facebook and follow YoungHungryFree on Instagram for updates on new arrivals and style tips.

YoungHungryFree is also conducting a huge giveaway especially for my readers! All you have to do is to like this photo on Instagram, leave a comment "I love @YoungHungryFree", and you will stand a chance to win a S$10 e-voucher. There will be 10 sets to be won! Contest ends on 12 Dec 2014.



Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cornetto


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Of longer hair days, and a shade of brown that will always be my favorite. The dark dye is I got a fortnight back is starting to fade, and I really cannot be happier. Reminiscing the better hair days while regaining confidence with my makeover.

Meanwhile, how do you love my Cornetto 2-pc set? Beginning Boutique was so kind to send the love over, and it is too cute to not photograph!


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Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef

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Friday, December 12, 2014

The Goodness of Dead Sea Fortune

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Today's installation is beauty-related, featuring the goodness of Dead Sea Fortune. The market is always welcoming when it comes to such mineral and Dead Sea products, because their benefits are aplenty and universal.

The salinity of the Dead Sea is coveted for its rich mineral content that is allergen-free, and have been used for various treatments by people all over the world. And these products that I am sharing today are from Jordan, so they are more affordable but still boast natural plant extracts and minerals from the Dead Sea.

A range of seven products was sent to me and I love love love the Body Scrub Salt so much! It is my favourite, and exfoliates and polishes the skin. It felt a little oily at first, but it is actually moisturizing and there are hints of essential oil scents that leaves me feeling so relaxed. Lather on a generous amount of Body Butter that is lusciously fragrant and smells like chocolate. It contains shea butter too - an ingredient that is supremely moisturizing.

And I am always a fan of hand and foot creams. These ones here for hand and foot separately are concentrated, and though they may not smell the best, they are rich enough to keep your skin supple. Also available for the face, and the Face Moisturizer contains UV filters, so it acts like a sunblock too. You'd also be glad to know that Dead Sea products are known for treating acne.

Nothing too expensive, so treat your skin to some Dead Sea Fortune goodness today! There are some promotions and road show going on now. More details if you read on!


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From 8th to 26th Dec, look for Dead Sea Fortune at Raffles Xchange between 11am to 7pm. There is a 20% sale for one and all.

Dead Sea Fortune is also available on MIYOC Online here.

Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hot N Cold

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The weather has been rather erratic of late - sometimes it pours so heavily, sometimes the sun burns my skin. It is a love-hate relationship with this situation, because as much as I embrace the cool weather, it interrupts my OOTD opportunities and it is indeed a first world problem.

Anyhow, I picked a cooler day to wear this outfit that I super love. I have always loved furry jumpers but there is absolutely no way to wear it in Singapore. The humidity will kill me! But betting on the monsoon season was a good idea, because I did not have to perspire while walking around in this new baby of mine. Nothing too thick that you cannot wear in Singapore, with a very sexy lace midi skirt, of course.

I lost count of the number of midi pencil skirts I have in my wardrobe, but this pretty piece is one to stay. Lined with a black mini layer and a longer lace piece as the focus, this monochrome midi skirt is what dreams are made of.

A big shout-out to the lovely girl behind Jumping Around! These versatile pieces, I really love. And to all of you who like my outfit too, you'll be happy to know that they are very reasonably-priced and this furry sweater is under S$20 and comes in many colors too!


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Outfit: Furry Basic Knit Top in Black, Jumping Around *sponsored* // Lace Midi Skirt, Jumping Around *sponsored* // Pumps, Zara // Motorcycle Tote, Balenciaga // Necklace, Random // Earrings, Topshop // Rings, Lovisa


Quote "MYXJUMP" for a 5% site-wide discount, valid till 31 Dec 2014. Like Jumping Around on Facebook and follow Jumping Around on Instagram for regular updates on new arrivals and promotions.

Shop preorders from Jumping Around here. Jumping Around also carries many instocks at Qoo10 here.


Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef


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Saturday, December 06, 2014

BRB!


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Please excuse me while I get busy with work. We are almost done with the festive craziness and I have been buried in work every day. But I will be back with a great giveaway soon, so keep your eyes peeled! :)


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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

If Tomorrow Never Comes

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"Understand that you start dying the moment you are born, to realize that every day is a gift, and you owe it to yourself to do everything you can do in those twenty four hours; because nothing and no one is ever promised tomorrow."

A reminder to always live in the moment, to cherish time, and to appreciate every bit of life. Because every day is a gift, and as long as you are breathing, anything is possible.


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Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Before

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And I really miss my long brown hair...

No matter how everyone has been assuring me that my short dark hair makes me look younger and more radiant, I can't get over the fact that I had to chop off so much of my hair because of split ends. Just how long do I have to wait till it grows back to what it was, to what I loved?


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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Que Sera Sera

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Just last week, I spoke about how much I loved my long tresses. But a trip back to the salon earlier this week saw a good 5 inches off. Well, not so much by choice because I was told that the split ends have to be snipped off. And now, I can only wait patiently for my hair to grow back to the length it used to be.

You might have seen too, that I am back to a darker color. For now. Somehow, I do not fancy it as much as I did previously when I went dark. Maybe it is my obsession with Ayumi Hamasaki. I need my light brown hair back - soon.

Anyway, here is a short outfit post featuring yet another maxi piece by, yipe you guessed it, Fash Mob. Nobody says no to this burgundy piece with a thigh-high split, especially with a sexy wrap back. Love you, dear Rach! You are always so sweet and generous towards me!


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Outfit: Marcelle Maxi Dress in Wine, Fash Mob *sponsored* // Heels, Zara // Birkin 35, Hermes // Brooch, Chanel // Pearl Earrings, Paris Bijoux // Clic Clac, Hermes


Like Fash Mob on Facebook and follow Fash Mob on Instagram for sneak previews and updates on weekly new arrivals.


Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef


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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Travelogue: Our Idea of Paradise // Maldives VI

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Maldives was a month ago, but why does it feel like forever already?

The magic it worked on me is unbelievable, and every day, I find myself wishing so hard to be back at that island once again. Life in a bikini is liberating, and while it may sound nothing but bimbotic, it is really one of life's greatest indulgence and freedom.

To be prancing around on the powder-like sand, to sunbathe on a dock you call your own, and to look out to the bluest ocean; it is okay to be lost in paradise.


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Photography: Brad Lau @ladyironchef

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