Thursday, November 9, 2017

Beauty Product Haul - Jeffree Star, EM Cosmetics, Makeup Monster and more

Hello Hello everyone! I'm back to share with you my "not so" recent beauty haul Bangkok and US. I got quite a number of lippies from the US and mostly face products from Bangkok! There are brands like Em Cosmetics, Jeffree Star and Gino McCray! So read on to find out more!

From left to right: 1. Gino McCray Blusher in No. 4 Sandra Rose. 2. Srichand Original Scented Powder. 3. Srichand Tanaka Gold Powder Mask

I went crazy searching for shops that sell the Srichand Tanaka Gold Powder Mask as I saw many bloggers raving about it. But when I visited Eve&Boy, It was SOLD OUT! Then I went to every drugstore available and I found them fully stocked in Watsons. Most of the Watsons I visited have them in stock. Happy me swept the shelve clean, HAHA no la. Kidding only. Tip: Show the staff photos of the products you wanna buy in Thailand as they could not understand when I ask them for the brand "Srichand". Lol.

The Gino McCray Rose Gold Blush in No.4 Sandra Rose was a super LAST MINUTE purchase. I swatched it at the Beauty Buffet store in MBK center but I did not purchase it then as I thought that I won't use it. But the next two days, it kept floating in my mind and I told myself I had to get it. But, I could not find it in the other Beauty Buffet Stores! I had to visit many different shopping malls and I was lucky to have found it in Central World Beauty Buffet Store, my last stop before I headed to the Airport. Haha.

Next up is my US Lippie Haul, I got afew brands to try out. 1. Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lip in GEMINI, 2. EM Cosmetics Infinite Lip Cloud in Faded Clementine, 3. Make Up Monster in Hit the Dirt, 4. Make Up Monster in Sedona, 5. AOA Studio Wonder Matte Liquid Lip in Fab, Litt, Doll and Sugar.

Would you believe that each of the AOA Studio Wonder Matte Lippie is only USD $1? YES THEY ARE! Haha. I have swatched them all but my favourite would have to be Sugar. It the right shade of Pink and Plum mixture. I would post up another post on all my lippie swatches, I'm really looking forward to that. Haha.

I have also been using the Makeup Monster in Sedona and Jeffree Star GEMINI to death, I love all these nude colours and I am So tempted to get more! According to the most comfortable to the least comfortable one, they would be in the following order: 1. Jeffree Star, 2. EM cosmetics, 3. Makeup Monster, 4. AOA Studio.

I hope that you got to know a little more about the many US Brand lip products and I hope I have introduced some of your favourite brands here as well.


Thank you for reading, With Love, M

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Trove of Gaia - Baby steps to a Zero Waste World

Today I'm here to share a company that aims to create Zero Waste World, to make Mother Earth a better place to stay in. Trove of Gaia is founded by fellow beauty blogger June Fong.

"Curating a series of brands hand picked from around the world, we offer a variety of food, skincare and household products for your everyday needs. We aim to provide you a selection of quality eco-friendly products stemmed from sustainable practices and fair-trade conditions."

Trove of Gaia is founded by June and she spent so much effort into make this a reality. Taking a step forward towards a Zero Waste society is what June is doing, baby steps each day. Take a look at some of the daily items that we all replace with sustainable products instead. From Cotton Pads to Cotton Buds and toothbrush.

I DID NOT KNOW this was possible!! June highly recommends this for ladies to try it out.

Would you like to try out the Bamboo toothbrush? It sounds really interesting, I wonder how it feels in the mouth as I have very tender gums.

I was really excited and I ordered the resuable makeup washable cotton pads! Cute packaging, very Raw and I love it!

The designs comes at random and they each look so cute and are so soft to touch. I tried them one day and it feels so good on the skin. You just have to wash it with make up brush cleanser soap and they are ready for the next use! How convenient.

Do check our Trove of Gaia on Facebook and on their blog as well. Three cheers to a better world, start with going for sustainable sources products. Hip Hip hurray~


Thank you for reading, With Love, M

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Artistry Hair Professional - Hair Treatment Magic

Hello Hello~ I have a new hair project again this time, every visit to Artistry is full of surprises. This time, Elein will be trying to create a multi-dimension hair project for me using coloured hair treatment mask! This way, my hair would not be damaged, but instead will be moisturized and coloured at the same time. However, the colours are not permanent, they will wash out within 3-5 washes of hair, so it's fun and safe to try.

I am so happy with the results, and under different lighting, you will see different colours and styles. There are hues of purple, pink and ash. Every head turn is a different look. I would believe it is a trending hair trend now where stylists can try out and every time the results will be different.

It is amazing how Pink based hair mixed with Ash colour hair treatment mask can turn it into a beautiful Ash Purple colour. You can call up Elein at Artistry to ask for the price of the hair mask so that you can try your own hair experiment at home.

Close up look at the colours on my hair under sunlight. PURPLEEEEEEEEEE and ASH! I LOVE IT!

Do remember to like Artistry Hair Professional Facebook Page so that you can get the latest updates on their attractive promotions and you can also browse their albums for hair inspirations.

You can quote "Michelle" or "Michhysaurous" when you book your other hair services at Artistry Hair Professional to enjoy up to 30% OFF Hair Services.


With Love, M

Flat Tummy and Overall Wellness with Nature's Glory

As the world gets more and more creative, we as consumers are getting spoilt for choices as well. From many different types of food to the wide array of beauty products to try. And in the process, we might build up toxins in our body unknowingly. But how many of us do really detox our body to achieve overall wellness? Well, I regret to say that I don't, and it is NOT good...



I am recently introduced to Nature's Glory Flat Tummy, which comes in a sachet of powder which you mix in water to consume to help achieve a better overall body health by detox and it also helps to reduce bloating. It is a product from Japan, so that's why I trust it even more.

What does Flat Tummy Contain:
It is a unique combination of friendly Probiotics and Prebiotics (lactose, oligosaccharides, Hatomugi Pearl Barley, plant enzymes) proven and tested by millions of users for over 28 years in Japan. Unlike most probiotics, the special strains of live Bifidus and Lactobacillus are able to withstand gastric juices and heat of up to 85 degrees C, reaching the intestines alive. Inside the intestine, with the special prebiotic combination, these living friendly bacteria proliferate and help loosen impacted faeces, break down harmful toxins in the intestinal system, reduce harmful bacteria and improve intestinal environment. Due to gentle action of the probiotics, usually no abdominal pain is experienced (unlike laxatives).



Also, the ingredients used in Flat Tummy are pure, safe and without herbal stimulants. Users often report much better bowel movement, and eased constipation, reduced belly swell, slimmer waist line, smoother and brighter skin, reduced body odour, reduced shoulder pain and even stabilised blood pressure.



Contraindications: Loose stools may be experienced after 2-4 hours of consumption, but do not worry. Effect usually wears off and stops within 2-3 hours. Those with stubborn constipation may experience bloated-ness / belly up due to increased movement due to stripping of impacted stool on the intestinal walls. Bowel movement may not happen on the same day of consumption but will improve with regular use of Flat Tummy.

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I also got the Nano Energy Booster (NEB) Patch which is like a a restorative software programme is written, which is programmed into a small metalised patch. The patch contains a material similar to a DVD. We burn the restorative programme into the patch, then it is placed into a special energetic chamber, when it emerges from this chamber, the material is charged and can present the energetic programme as a "field of information”, which the body can understand. This can be used as a "reboot" for the immune system. Once this restorative information is received by the body and the mind, the natural immune system responds to the pathogens or virus immediately. Since we can now understand the mind and the body’s energetic network language, we can now restore the correct "pre-cursor messaging” and reboot the body to respond correctly.

There are 4 types of NEB patches and each patch can last about a week before you need to replace them.

(A) Sleep Support - to restore your energy for your best natural sleep patterns

(B) Comfort/Pain-Tens Support - to provide energy to reduce observable pain (such as body ache/headache)

(C) Cold/Flu-Bacteria Support - to help with bacterial infections supporting the immune system

(D) Candida (UTI) Support - for LADIES only, for fungal infestations, in candida fungus, yeast and fungus based vaginal infection

I got the Sleep Support one as well as the UTI one to try out. I have been having bad sleep patterns and I am excited to try the sleep support one. I just have to place the patch on my pillow on the spot where my head rests on and change it weekly.

I noticed that my sleep quality have improved and I do notice slightly that I wake up to better energy than before. The patches are very flat so there is no disturbance to my sleep or any discomfort to my head at all.

For the UTI one, I has to paste the patch on the White card and put it in my left bra and carry it around with me for the whole day. To be honest, it was a little uncomfortable but bearable. I did not feel any special difference but I believe that my body is slowly improving within to prevent any UTI related virus.

I wish to thank Nature's Glory for being the choice for organic health and wellness product. Do note that they have FREE delivery for orders above $150 on their online shop. I have shared so many great products from Nature's Glory, so it should be easy for you to hit the $150 quota. Hehe.

Thank you for reading, With Love, M

Monday, October 9, 2017

Floral Garage - Confidence Bouquet

A rose can never be a sunflower, and a Sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that's like women too. - Miranda Kerr

I would love to thank Floral Garage for this beautiful bouquet. This is their R12 - Confidence Bouquet which consist of Roses, Eustomas, Alstroemeria and other lovely Green fillers. The style of this hand bouquet sends across a message of confidence, as the name suggests, as well as a positive change and a brand new start.

Floral Garage Singapore aims to create as many collaborations as possible with the aim to aid a less fortunate community. Over the past year, They have helped raise funds for animal shelters, donated materials for flag days, and spent time with the old folks by conducting a floral arrangement workshop. This is really meaningful for a company to make an effort to give back to society. #supportlocal

If you are looking for florist in Singapore, you should definitely check out Floral Garage as they provide same-day delivery and last minute delivery also, Life Savior guys!!

You have to check out Floral Garage's Signature bouquets: 1. the Freestyle bouquet, 2. the Premium Freestyle and 3. the Vegetable bouquet. Yes, you've read it, Vegetable Bouquet. This is the option for your girlfriend who always tell you not to buy flowers for her because not practical. She can now cook the vegetables from the bouquet.

Beautiful Blooms always makes me feel so happy and grateful for everyday that I'm alive. I wish that you can feel the same as I do! Surprise your loved ones with a bouquet on a normal day to let them know that you are always on their mind. 



With Love, M

Friday, October 6, 2017

Xiao Ya Tou in Tanjong Pagar

4 Girls went on a date one day and we decide to drop by Xiao Ya Tou to try out the fusion dishes. Here are what we had and I must say the price tag isn't wallet friendly. Food Quality is there but I wish that there was more WOW factor.

The cute yet nostalgic posters hanging on all walls, Chinese Lanterns and metal gates. If you look closely at the posters, you might find something interesting too! I'm not going to spoil the fun for you.

Complimentary Achar from the restaurant, sourish and spicy at the same time. A great appetizer to start with!

I absolutely love the Crispy Otak Otak Rolls ($12). The Otak packed a punch and complimented the crispy skin wrapped around. I would gladly order another plate of this to go with beer.

Thanks to the staff's recommendation, we ordered the Drunken Flower Clams ($23). The broth was sweet and addictive with a slight spicy kick. The clams were yummy and it was a huge bowl for $23!

For Mains, we ordered the XYT Hokkien Mee ($16) which is Xiao Ya Tou's version of Stir- Fried Hokkien Mee. I must say this is an expensive Hokkien Mee. Though the flavour of the broth was present in every mouthful, I feel that we could always get a cheaper alternative outside.

We also ordered the XYT Lu Rou Fan ($13). This is no typical Lu Rou Fan, it is made from braised Wagyu Beef and served with a poached egg.

Let's try the Char Siew shall we? The Kurobuta Char Siew ($19) did not amaze us thou the charred bits were really addictive. 

We need a balance diet guys, so we ordered the Spicy Brussels Sprouts ($14). It consist of Minced Chicken, Chye Po and Chilli Jam. I really hate eating Brussels Sprouts but the one at XYT made it really enjoyable, maybe it's the mince chicken and Chye Po mixture.

Something to share: The White Sangria ($69) is made up of white wine, green apple, passion fruit, peach, orange, lime and lemon. We loved the fruity blast mixed in the white wine, A good balance overall.

Address:
Xia Ya Tou
6 Duxton Hill #01-01

Chope your seats with CHOPE now!



With Love, M

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Barashi-Tei New Menu - Foie Gras Sushi

New Menu Sharing Time. Do you remember Barashi-Tei? They have great quality offerings and pocket friendly prices. Today I am going to share with you some of the new items that they have.

Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab ($12.80), It remained crisp to bite even though we took awhile for photo taking and chatting around. It does not have the oily taste as many of the other soft shell crab dishes I've had before.

Ika Kabayaki ($16.80), This is a beautifully grilled squid which i did not get to try due to my allergy however I heard great response from my fellow diners that it was not over done and not rubbery.

Unagi Don ($18.80) came with a HUGE piece of Unagi on a bed of delicious Japanese rice. The unagi tasted fresh and was grilled evenly. Due to the size of the unagi, you can be sure that there is enough unagi in every mouthful to finish this bowl of goodness.

Chawanmushi Buddies, Chawanmushi ($4.80) & Ikura chawamushi ($6.80), the only dilemma will be whether to get the one with or without salmon roe. Haha. Popping goodness in your mouth.

Let's go on a roll with the beautifully crafted Unagi Salmon Mentai Maki ($14.80) or the Spicy Salmon Maki ($14.80). I personally love the Spicy Salmon Maki more due to the special kick from the special sauce and the tempura prawn wrapped within.


Highlight of the night, Foie Gras sushi ($15.80 for 2 piece) I was introduced to foie gras many years back and i still love it till date. The foie gras sushi from Barashi-Tei was thick and deliciously creamy in every mouthful.

For the friends out there who are looking for value for money sashimi, the Moriawase 12 piece ($28) from Barashi-Tei will definitely be worth every penny.

Something for the Nabe Lovers, Fresh Salmon Head Hotpot Ishikari Nabe Set ($18.80) is a unique twist on the normal type of Japanese hotpots that we know of. The fresh broth is loaded with vermicelli, Wakame, Mushrooms and tofu. 

No visit to Barashi-Tei would be complete without ordering a serving of their Homemade Tamagoyaki ($5). It has the perfect blend of eggy flavour and sweetness. I would say that it is juicy too, I'm really not good at describing the texture but you will have to try this for yourself!

Feel the urge to make a reservation now? Book your table at Barashi-Tei! Simply follow the 3 steps below:
2) At the top right hand corner, click BOOK NOW.
3) Fill in the particulars and you are done!

Address: 266 Middle Road, Elias Building, Singapore 188991

Opening Hours:
Mon - Sun 10am to 3pm 
Mon - Sat 6pm to 2am
Sun - 6pm to 10pm



With Love, M

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