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4 months ago05-10 19:45 by Beatrice Tan

     

Headed down to Nine West Summer Private Preview and was really excited to know that Nine West fashion came to Singapore for the very first time! Besides fashion apparel, you can easily mix and match an entire outfit from head to toe with their fashion accessories and shoes as well. Nine West also introduced four main collections for the upcoming summer season, featuring bold and preppy colours.

It was a fun-filled evening with tapas, wine and even pampering treats such as manicure sessions organized by the Nine West team, in collaboration with The Pink Parlour. But the highlight of the night was definitely the fashion show put together by the team, showcasing key essentials for the upcoming summer seasons. Gotta love the bright, vibrant hues accompanied with white base. Got to know from the experts that this season's trend is all about adding chalkiness to it – meaning that there's a white base to the prints or designs and this perfectly describes the entire Nine West fashion for this summer.  Nine West fashion has many stunning floral prints as well, sitting on styles/cuts that are suited to Singapore's all year summer season. More below!

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As you can see from the display, many very gorgeous pieces in stores and I had a hard time choosing an outfit. Attended the event with Jessica and lucky us got to pick an outfit each to wear. Here is a shot of us wearing Nine West from Head to Toe -  Great thanks to the Nine West Team for seeding us with these amazing pieces!  photo 240414DSC09827.jpg

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These looks below are from the Full contrast Marine Collection - It's all about soothing hues of chambray and ultramarine. Interestingly, the inspirations came from surprising fabled Greece and its crystal blue Aegean waters!  photo 240414DSC09836.jpg  photo 0605141ddddd.jpg

For the Ultralight Collection -  It features vibrant hues together with feminine silhouettes.  photo 240414DSC09842.jpg  photo 0605141DSC09856.jpg  photo 240414DSC09853.jpg

And you can spot sparkling hues to a sweet palette of soft pastels, pinks and neutral contrasts in the Next Sweetness Collection.  photo 240414DSC09888.jpg  photo 240414DSC09886.jpg

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Nine West Fashion is available at their three main boutiques: 1. Nine West Wisma Atria Shopping Centre, #01-08 to 10             2. Nine West Raffles City Shopping Centre, #01-33             3. Nine West Marina Bay Sands, #B2 – 08            

But if you are looking for their shoes , you can visit the counters as well: - Takashimaya Orchard - Tangs Orchard - Robinsons Orchard - Metro Paragon - Isetan Scotts

If you have any queries, feel free to contact Nine West at their customer service hotline 6293 5322.

There are many more designs in the entire Nine West Summer collection and you can view the rest HERE.

You'll be very happy to know that Nine West is going online too! You can now shop conveniently at home or in the office online for Nine West Fashion (including designs that are not available in Singapore!) by visiting their e-commerce site: www.centralccentralshop.com. Shipping time is from 3 to 7 working days, depending on its availability locally or internationally and it's of a flat shipping rate of USD15. That's considered pretty reasonable given that my shipping cost so much more back then when I shopped at some other international sites. Furthermore, there will be exciting promotions and free shipping from time to time, so do make sure you subscribe to their mailing list to be updated!

Besides shopping for Nine West Fashion on www.centralccentralshop.com, you are able to purchase other prominent labels that are not available in Singapore such as: - BETSEY JOHNSON - CAROLINNA ESPINOSA - EQ:IQ - JEANNE PIERRE - STEVE MADDEN (oh no, this is going to be too convenient for me to spend)

Do check out more of their fashion apparel and be one of the first few who owns them – more over at their boutiques if you wish to feel the pieces and have a good time shopping!


4 months ago05-08 18:02 by Beatrice Tan

Received a really disappointing news today. Probably a bit more disappointed than usual because I had/was given hope for it. It makes me ponder if efforts equate to results, sincerity to loyalty, honesty to trust, perseverance to accomplishments, reflections to developments. Feels like a struggle right now because so much was given/invested, so much was thought about, so much determination, so much hope, so many experiments, so many setbacks and disappointments…. counting my blessings really helped for a good while and for some reason, it doesn't work as well as the past now. Maybe it has become such an instant consolation whenever disappointments happened, that it clouded vision to determine the crux of the problem. Or maybe the rewards in comparison to the setbacks were too far away to be seen. Somehow it feels as though I'm back to where I was standing right when I started.

I don't know what else I can do. Tried learning as much along the way, reflected hard and sought advice when reasons couldn't be understood. Some time back I was searching for the light at the end of the tunnel.. why does it seem so dim still. I wonder if it will ever come, how else can I improve and what are the alternatives. For the longest time I've no answers and still no answers.

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Thank you Sha, for accompanying me today <3


4 months ago05-07 17:10 by Beatrice Tan

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So I spent the weekend heading back to Klarra's workspace to clear some work and stayed all the way there till 9 plus. Felt like I was literally going bonkers on that particular day and definitely needed some comfort what-ever so I made a trip down to one of my usual hangout places. Really tired, stressed up and the past two months have been rather difficult. >.< Too many reasons to start explaining what's happening so I guess I'll keep it that way. Hope I'll get a good sleep tonight.

Hope you guys are not feeling the same way too but if you are…….let's all hang on!


5 months ago05-05 07:26 by Beatrice Tan

   

 photo 140414DSC09975.jpg A couple of weeks ago, I was very excited when I was told that I'll be involved in a Logitech Campaign as I personally have been a loyal customer of theirs. If you have noticed the pictures in my previous entries, you would know that I'm using a Logitech Mouse for the longest time and I purchased a Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio not too long ago for my Ipad Mini.

Coincidentally, the campaign is about the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio and Logitech has been very kind to pass me a brand new set which was exactly the same model/colour as my original set!! My parents just recently gifted my sister an Ipad Mini for her 21st birthday so this should be a perfect add-on to her new toy and I bet she's gonna be really happy ;)  Although I secretly wished that I had delayed my purchase when I first found out about the campaign but actually, it would still be the same because I would still purchase it for my sister or me because we both like the idea of having a keyboard attached to our tablets to type!

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One of the reasons why I chose Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio was because it was strongly recommended by a friend of mine and she really loves how productive, convenient for her when it comes to doing work/surfing on the go. I used to bring my laptop around with me as I needed to do work along the way and that can be quite a hassle. Furthermore, my laptop wasn't exactly that light to begin with and it wasn't easy nor convenient to bring it out. So I was really happy to receive the Ipad as my birthday gift and although it was much smaller/lighter than my laptop, I realised it was difficult to do my work/emails on the Ipad. Or rather, I felt unproductive because I couldn't type as fast without a keyboard as I tend to rely on those short cut keys quite often!

It's way much more productive and convenient now that I've gotten the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio for my Ipad Mini. Bring it everywhere I go in my handbag and basically, I can do work almost everywhere. Thanks to having a traditional keyboard, I use my ipad mini to blog at times when I'm out too – definitely an ideal and functional accessory for Ipad Mini(s)!

You will be happy to know that the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio for Ipad Mini is not only just a keyboard but it is 3-in-1-  It’s a protective case, a keyboard and a stand!

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Here's a list of detailed features that you might be keen to know: - It's a QWERTY Keyboard (just like our normal keyboards) - It's a Bluetooth Keyboard - You can type as fast as you would on a computer with the reassuring “click” of traditional keys - Has real time-saving iOS® shortcut keys such as cut, copy and paste - One of the thinnest and lightest keyboard folio, engineered with state-of-the-art materials in a protective package - Two-sided protection: Two-sided case that helps protect the front and back of your iPad mini from accidental bumps, scratches and spills - Dual-view stand: Holds your iPad mini in two ideal positions: upright for typing and flat with the keyboard hidden for browsing and viewing content - View Stand and Screen Cover: The cover protects the screen of your iPad when you’re not using it, and its built-in stand lets you enjoy content on the iPad mini without having to hold it - Instant On/Off: Automatically wakes your iPad mini when you open the cover and puts it to sleep when you close it - Seamless Simplicity: Thanks to a clever magnetic clip, you can attach the keyboard quickly with the powerful click of integrated magnets - Rechargeable: Three months of battery life on a full charge and recharging the keyboard is easy using the included USB cable - Available in three colours: Carbon Black, Green Leash, Veil Grey, SGD$129.00 (iPad Air version available in Carbon Black, Midnight Blue, Mars Red Orange, SGD$139.00) - Awarded the ‘Best Keyboard Brand’ Readers Choice Award in the HWM+HWZ Tech Awards 2014.

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Other more technical information that you might like to know ;)

Product Specifications: 1. Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio (iPad Mini) - Dimensions (L x W x H): 215 mm x 149 mm x 19.3 mm - Weight:  285g

2. Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio (iPad Air ) - Dimensions (L x W x H): 255.5 mm x 185.1 mm x 20.15 mm - Weight:  425g

3. Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover (iPad Mini) - Dimensions (L x W x H): 200 mm x 140.7 mm x 7.3 mm - Weight: 220 g

4. Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover (iPad Air) - Dimensions (L x W x H): 240mm x 169.5mm x 7.3mm - Weight: 330g

Logitech offers a full line-up of products for iPad and iPad Mini. For ultrathin keyboard covers to stylish keyboard folios with FabricSkin keyboards, that have got you covered. You can check out Logitech keyboards at most Apple Premium Resellers, Challenger and other Logitech authorized resellers if you are interested! ;)

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Last but not least, you can stand a chance to receive a Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Mini (do note that this is similar but different product) or the Logitech Folio Protective Case! What you simply have to do is: - Like ‘Logitech Singapore’ facebook page - Leave a comment here in the blog and share which product and why you would like to win - Two winners will be chosen by 30th April and you'll be contacted via email for the collection

Hope you get a chance to try out this Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio too and I'm sure you will love it!

Join in the fun and you might just receive a surprise in your inbox! ;)


5 months ago04-27 12:46 by Beatrice Tan

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Had a food tasting session at Catalunya this weekend and oh boy, it was SO good! Easily one of the best brunches I've ever had and can't wait to share more about it after I've sorted out/edited the photos.

Was just done with lunch and am back to Klarra's workspace to clear some outstanding work. Went Ikea yesterday to get some necessities (so I convinced myself heh) for the office/warehouse such as paintings (for the bathroom, and I'm still looking out for nice ones to put in the office), dispensers, tea/coffee cups, candles etc – in attempts to make it a comfortable second home <3 Gonna set them up later and am taking a break now, typing this entry and just made myself a nice, hot cuppa Nespresso Caramel Latte (second favourite after the Vanilla capsule) to perk myself for the afternoon!

 photo 270414DSC02231.jpg Wore my new champagne heels from Xquisis out today. Gotta love the metal heel and the silkish-texture <3

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Quality of the shoes is very decent, prices are very reasonably-priced and besides shoes, Xquisis has a wide selection of bags as well. Many more designs over at Xquisis and enter 'Beatrice' upon checkout to enjoy complimentary normal postage for any two items purchased!

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After a year half hiatus, I'm back to golf again and have been visiting the range for lessons for the past few weeks. Been practicing with my brand new gorgeous clubs from Puma Cobra and that was probably one of the motivation factors – new clubs! Got to know some friends from the Puma Cobra team and knowing that I was looking to refresh/improve my golf swings, I was recommended to Brandon, a young, talented guy who is a golf professional and has been using Puma Cobra clubs for the longest time!

My swings were extremely stiff and rusty due to the lack of play but thank goodness for a patient coach, I managed to hit some decent shots during the first lesson. And for some reason, I thought the Puma Cobra clubs were easier to use compared to my old clubs – perhaps using lightweight clubs (for ladies) help and I must say these puma cobra women's baffler clubs are pretty light to begin with. The women's baffler irons have an oversized face with a large progressive offset design as well and I guess this aspect of it is very helpful to help produce high trajectory as well as forgiving, draw-biased ball flights!

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First lesson was concentrated more on getting the right swing and getting used to it. Much more practice sessions needed and thanks for the help, Brandon. See you soon for the next lesson!


5 months ago04-23 17:20 by Beatrice Tan

Dated mummykins for a spa date the other day and we decided to book an appointment with Spa Club (previously showcased pictures of their spa boutique here) to try out their massage treatments.  Spa Club is located conveniently at Beach Road, which is just opposite Shaw Tower and beside purvis street. Happy to find out that there is also a spacious carpark situated just around the corner so that makes the location even more accessible ;)    photo 230414DSC01215.jpg

 photo 230414DSC01212.jpg We were welcomed with a hot towel and a cuppa freshly brewed ginger tea.

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 photo 230414DSC01239.jpg One of the highlights of Spa Club would definitely be the shaved ice mountain. A bucket of ice with a cold towel will be provided when you enter the steam bath room and this helps you to feel more hydrated and comfortable under the heat.

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Thumbs up for the service because the therapist attended to us was really patient and thoughtful and both mommy and I had a really good pampering time there. Definitely a weekend well-spent and a spa date was perfect for some mommy-daughter bonding time <3

Spa Club is having a mother day's special and from April 22nd to 31st May, you can get to enjoy these treatments with your mom! Do book your appointment early to avoid disappointment ;)  photo MothersDayxSpaclubPromo.jpg


5 months ago04-16 08:04 by Beatrice Tan

SPONSORED POST

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Guess what came in the mail the other day!

I always think events, anniversaries, functions and wedding dinners give us a reason to unbox/open a brand new set of make up, even though we might not have finished using the old sets – at least for me heh. #alwaysfullofexcuses So talking about that, I just attended a dear friend's wedding last week so that was a perfect time for me to test on these new Pure Colour Envy Shine Sculpting Lipsticks from Estée Lauder!  photo 070414DSC01405.jpg

 photo 070414DSC01407.jpg Thanks to the Estée Lauder team, I received four of the 16 cool and lovely shades namely (from left to right) to try: 1. 410 Mischievous Rose 2. 320 Surreal Sun 3. 110 Nude Angel 4. 210 Graceful

Kinda into all kinds of pink hues lately so my favourite shade of the lot would be the one on the extreme right – 210 Graceful. More pictures below to show you the shades!

You are probably thinking what's special about the Pure Colour Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick, and as the name sounds, the highlights of this range are the shiny texture and that it is able to sculpt your lips naturally, smartly. The shine feature illuminates, sculpts and defines your lips, making them look fuller and at the same time, shiny for long hours.  As for the sculpting feature, it introduces an advanced true vision technology which encompasses innovative sculpted pigments to provide colour that is multi-dimensional, giving your lips a sculpted look. With the Shine and Sculpting features, we will be able to have our lips shaped with a uniform layer of brilliant, fresh color with a high-shine finish.

Pure Colour Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick range is developed with hyaluronic acid which helps to attract, capture and seal in moisture for continuous hydration! The lips will definitely feel softer, smoother, more supple and stay continuously moisturized throughout the day – especially for most of us who spend long hours outside at work.

Apart from the above mentioned, you'll be happy to know that the Pure Color Envy Shine Sculpting Lipsticks are designed specially for Asian women, with colours that are complement most of our skin-tones and enhance/brighten our complexion ;)

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What I like about the Pure Colour Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick is that it is housed in a new, enviable sleek, slim, luxurious lipstick case and additionally, it has an innovative magnetic closure. The latter helps to close the case perfectly, conveniently and most importantly, securely with a click. My old lippies somehow have caps that fall off easily when put together with my other beauty products and many a time, the lippies stained my entire pouch plus other products and I had a hard time clearing that up!

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The lipstick shades were all very intense and I tested out three of my favourite shades amongst the four as these three shades are what I would wear on a daily basis!

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I kinda like how natural this shade is, yet giving your lips a glossy healthy finish. This is the most natural shade amongst the four but it is also the lightest shade – which I think some might prefer a more obvious colour. But this to me is good for days when I prefer to keep my makeup light and simple or this can be great for events whereby you go for the dark, fully lined eyes and balance out the heavy eye makeup by having a nude shade on your lips!

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The Pure Colour Envy Shine Sculpting Lipstick is priced at SGD$45 each and is available at all Estée Lauder counters. You can click HERE to check out the store locator ;)

Hope you enjoyed the entry and last but not least, you can also join in the fun and win yourself a gift set with SGD$100 worth of Estée Lauder products! What you have to do is: - Wear your favorite Envy Shine color - Take a photo and upload it to Instagram - Hashtag #LipstickEnvyShineSG  - From now till 30 April 2014.

10 lucky ladies will be chosen and announcement of winners will be on Estée Lauder's Facebook page  on 10 May 2014. Do join in the contest and you never know you might just be one of the winners!


5 months ago04-14 11:12 by Beatrice Tan

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Attended the Nine West Private Summer'14 Preview a couple days ago and I love their Summer outfit hues this season! Nine West just brought in their first ever fashion line and you can spot a mixture of bold, striking shades for most of their designs. Will be back to share more in details with pictures!

** Since we are on the topic of clothes and such, I would like to introduce one of our local accessory labels -  Rivière Accessories. Rivière accessories was launched about a year half back and has been well-received by the public with its statement pieces. It specializes in unique, exquisite chunky statement necklaces and love the big bold gems which are perfect to play up simple dresses. Rivière accessories also offers a wide range of other accessories such as bracelets, earrings, bags, clutches as well as accessories for your tablets!

Here are some of their latest designs:

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Rivière Accessories is offering 10% discount to you guys, just quote 'Beatrice10' upon check out. Promotion ends 30th April 2014. Shop: http://riviereaccessories.com/


5 months ago04-13 10:56 by Beatrice Tan

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Had a date night with pooties at Chicken Up a couple of days ago because we were craving for Yangnyeom (Korean Seasoned Fried) Chicken! Was recommended to this place by a couple of Korean friends residing in Singapore as well a friend of mine, Dominic who was taking up Korean language course back then (and he was introduced by his Korean teacher or something). He told me that this place is popular amongst the Koreans here in Singapore and since we wouldn't be going to Korea anytime soon, we thought we had to pay this place a visit to satisfy our Korean Fried Chicken craving!

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We had the buffet (SGD27.50/pax) which came with one serving of spicy boiled chicken soup and free flow fried chicken. In my opinion, the watermelon soju, soy fried chicken and the spicy boiled chicken soup were the best but the others were mediocre. Meal was good but wasn't that satisfying for us and in fact, I thought four fingers serves better soy fried chicken! Wouldn't recommend for ladies to go for buffet here because we had about 4-5 chicken each and we were so full by then.

As usual, company was awesome so it was a great night nonetheless! <3

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CHICKEN UP #01-01, 48 Tanjong Pagar Road Phone: 63271203 Opening Hours: Sun – Thu: 17:30 – 02:00  Fri – Sat: 17:30 – 03:00

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And whee!! I'm a happy girl today because I just received a pair of the super gorgeous limited edition 'Cherry Blossom' New Balance ML999 which was just launched in stores yesterday! 

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Chose the peach pink pair and this is probably my favourite New Balance lifestyle pair sitting in my shoe-drobe right now. Love the soft design of this model, the pastel hues and this design is definitely very apt for the term 'Cherry Blossom'! Personally think Grey is also one of the most versatile shades of all time and can't wait to mix and match them with my outfits – thank you so much, Merli! <3

P.S: This design is available at all New Balance Concept Stores, Leftfoot and limited edition stores ;)


5 months ago04-09 16:11 by Beatrice Tan

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Whoop yay! The MSN TVC is out so I'm able to share the snap shots captured behind the scenes previously- although this might be pretty backdated heh.

Great thanks to Hanni, I had a chance to be cast and lucky me got the opportunity to work with an absolutely brilliant director Jay Soo, an efficient team/crew and not forgetting, MSN. This has gotta be one of the fastest shoots ever, everything was extremely well-planned and I guess that helped to speed up the entire filming process. Got to know these four macho guys (above) and if you find them familiar, you'll know that they are the special ones performing at USS: The Waterworld stunt show every week- the show where we get to witness a tidal wave of death-defying stunts, along with impressive thrills and spills from real explosions of fire! I guess that explains their body build and you can see more of their swift moves in the MSN TVC below ;)

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And the final TVC ;)

MSN: Do You Know? (60s) from Jay Soo on Vimeo.

And tonight, I'm #thankful ;)

Goodnight, y'all!


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