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4 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! ;)


4 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!


4 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

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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


4 months ago04-16 08:04 by Beatrice Tan

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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!


4 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!


5 months ago04-01 14:37 by Beatrice Tan

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Can't believe it but I actually completed a full 3-day juice cleanse by Beauty Cleanse and it feels awesome!

I've heard of a juice cleanse programme a while back but didn't think of trying until recently. If you are wondering what/how's a juice cleanse like, it's basically about nourishing your body with life-infusing nutrients by drinking gluten-free juices made from fresh, raw (unpasteurized), organic fruits and vegetables. To make sure that you don't get hungry easily and that you get enough nutrients, the 3-day (or 5-day) juice cleanse consists of 6 bottles of cold-pressed juices. Besides providing nutrients, these juices will help to flush out accumulated toxins and shed off excess weight from our bodies – leaving us feeling lighter, cleaner and more energized. This can be exceptionally good for us because by getting rid of these toxins in our bodies, it will help us to achieve better health, radiant skin and promote the renewal of body, spirit and mind.

So I was really pretty serious about starting my juice cleanse (definitely in need of this given the amount of my favourite trufflefries intake, sheesh) and I went to do a little research. Based on reviews and recommendations, I decided to start my juice cleanse with Beauty Cleanse. Not too sure if you have heard of Cherie Calbom, but she is a famous nutritionist consultant and juice expert to many international celebrities, notable people, companies in the States. She is also the author of 23 books Life/health/juice cleanse books! From what I know, Beauty Cleanse's juices are all nutritionally designed by Cherie Calbom, so I was quite excited to begin my juice cleanse with them! Last but not least, Beauty Cleanse uses The Norwalk Juice Presser which essentially retains all the important vitamins and minerals, making sure one enjoys the benefits of a juice cleanse effectively.

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As mentioned earlier, the juice cleanse consists of 6 bottles a day and the blends will be repeated each day. Here are the various interesting blends: 1. Carrot Blend (carrots, celery, cucumber) 2. Light Green Blend (apple, cucumber, celery, kale, ginger) 3. Beetroot Apple Blend (beetroot, red cabbage, apple, celery, ginger) 4. Dark Green Blend (celery, cucumber, mint, romaine) 5. Honey Lemon (cayenne peppers, lemon, honey) 6. Cashew Nut Milk (cashew nuts, cinnamon, honey)

To be honest, I thought the blends tasted pretty good. I always think healthy food/drinks will be tasteless but it was a pleasant surprise to know that these juices were so easy to drink. The only blend I didn't quite like was the Dark Green Blend  – it tasted a little too raw for my liking. But the rest of the blends were smooth, tasty and if I have to pick, my top three favourite blends will be the Carrot Blend, Honey Lemon and Cashew Nut Milk (best!).

I wouldn't exactly say going on a juice cleanse was a very easy task for me because I'm quite a foodie and I do look forward to exploring food joints, going on brunch/meal dates etc. So as you can imagine, it was quite a tough challenge for me to stay away from solid food for 72 hours! To make it more manageable for myself, I arranged the juice cleanse dates carefully and scheduled/pushed away my meetings/outings to other days except for that three particular days. I suppose by not going out, I wouldn't feel hungry at the sight/smell of food and that this will prevent me from even thinking of breaking my juice cleanse. And to be honest, that certainly helped – I was starting to feel hungry at the end of the second day and but that kinda forced me to head to bed early (enforcing good habits heh).

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The supplements served as additional benefits for the body and I took them in the morning after my first bottle of juice. The only thing I thought you should note in advance would be the Colosan Powder. A juice cleanse guide was sent to me before the cleanse started and the Colosan Powder was advised to be taken at the start of the day. This powder basically acts like a laxative and I actually went toilet for at least 4 times a day. A thorough cleanse indeed!

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Reading the juice cleanse guide, it's important to start the day with Carrot Blend (where you will add the colosan powder and shake/mix them together) and always end with Cashew Nut Milk. I repeated these steps for consecutive three days after. More about my experience below ;)

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DAY ONE: These juices were needed to be kept refrigerated and perhaps I was drinking these cold juices the entire day, I actually felt pretty cold (more so in an air-conditioned room) and I had to bring a jacket along with me when I headed out. I thought I was going to feel hungry around lunch but I was surprised that I wasn't. And again, I was expecting myself to be hungry during dinner time but I didn't too. I didn't feel hungry at all for the entire day and that was definitely a first for me. Didn't feel uncomfortable, lethargic, restless nor dizzy. I've been having constipation problem for the longest time and I was actually really happy that I managed to make quite a few runs to the bathroom due to the Colosan Laxative powder! Glad that the first day passed by smoothly and I felt good, somewhat healthier and lighter.

DAY TWO: I get bloated easily so I try not to drink anything two hours before my sleep. But to adhere to the juice cleanse routine, I had my Cashew Nut Milk an hour or so before bedtime so I think that got me a little bloated. Went to seek help from the experts at Beauty Cleanse and I was told that one of the main causes was mostly likely due to my previous diet (high salt intake etc). Solutions going forward were firstly, to drink a glass of warm water before meals, secondly to incorporate celery into daily diet as it contains sodium and potassium needed for water balance. Not forgetting, drinking some peppermint, camomile tea after meals or taking Probiotic supplements Acidophilus at night would help. So I made myself some hot camomile tea during tea break in hopes to ease off the bloat I felt for the day.  Happy to have many more runs to the bathroom due to my Colosan Powder intake in the morning. Phew, good thing I kept the three days free from meetings and stayed in the office.

By evening time, I was starting to feel hungry but it wasn't that bad and I rested early so weird cravings won't surface on my mind.

DAY THREE: The hot tea on the previous day definitely helped – I felt much less bloated. Besides that, it was pretty amazing how two days of juices and toilet runs can make one feel so much healthier and lighter! I was feeling great physically and mentally knowing that I didn't give in to my temptations for the past two days and that I was on the final day of the cleanse. And when the night came, I'm done with the 3-day cleanse. Whoop!

Not only did I feel that the body system was cleansed, I definitely felt great, much lighter, healthier which I haven't exactly felt for a while. Surprisingly, I felt quite energetic although I didn't have any solid food for the past three days and somehow, I wasn't thinking about food too. Instead, my body was getting quite used to the juice cleanse. Happy to know that I managed to follow through the juice cleanse and very glad that I did this!

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As advised by Beauty Cleanse, I should consume raw food for the first few days after the cleanse as this will provide the body with vital minerals, vitamins, enzymes, nutrients and more while preparing the digestion system to deal with cooked food again. The body system was probably just getting used to cleanse and so it might cause one to feel nauseous, to have stomach cramps etc if I were to break the juice cleanse immediately by taking in red meat etc. So as to ensure the body gradually gets back to the normal daily meals intake, I was told to avoid red meat, dairy products or fried food. Instead, have more steamed fish, brown rice and fruits etc. It was definitely an eat-clean week ;D   Just thought of sharing the experience as I personally felt that I benefited from the 3-day program. Service was a grade-A because it was very personalized and the team was very attentive too. Beauty Cleanse has a few different types of juice cleanse programmes – for weight loss, for detoxing etc and I did the detoxing 3-day program ;)

If you are keen, you can find out more at Beauty Cleanse's website!


5 months ago03-26 15:22 by Beatrice Tan

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Together with Vel, Jayne, Tricia and John, we headed down to L'Oreal Professional's Spring/Summer IT Look Hair Show last night to show our support for dear Gary (Salon Vim) as he was one of the key ID stylists appointed by L'Oreal professional to showcase the latest hair trends for S/S 14. The event introduced three exclusive Spring/Summer It looks of 2014 and we were very proud to witness Gary's glory! As usual, Gary was amazing on stage and am sure he'll be passing his creative ideas to Salon Vim's stylists for the customers and we can't wait to try out these new colour styles/techniques ourselves ;)

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Something special in store for you this week!

iluvo is a retail and online concept store featuring Korean designed stationery, bags, accessories, digital cases and travel products. iluvo focuses on quality, well-designed and functional products (all made in Korea) which can be useful for your daily use or as practical gifts for your pals too. If you have visited their store, you would know that iluvo is one of the few who carries products from these three exclusive Korean brands, namely Iconic, Indigo and Invite.L – which are well-received brands in Korea.

iluvo is having a special two days Anniversary online promotion by extending 30% storewide discount to you guys! Just quote 'iluvo30' to enjoy this treat, valid on 2nd and 3rd April only (Wednesday and Thursday respectively).

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If you are keen to visit iluvo's physical store for more unique items, you can find them at: Bugis Junction 200 Victoria Street #01-K1 Singapore188021


5 months ago03-23 14:19 by Beatrice Tan

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So I've been testing out a new beauty product for the past month or so, and I thought it's time to share with you guys. ;)

It's something light, something long and slim and something that cleanses. And yes, it's a beauty cleansing tool and it's none other than…..  VisaPure by Philips! I suppose many of you have heard/seen it because it has appeared on numerous popular international beauty talk shows and magazines especially in Taiwan and Europe. I have previously watched these shows online too where Philips VisaPure was featured and it wasn't available in our local market back then. Excited to know that it has now arrived in Singapore and am elated to be receiving a set for myself to try!

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You probably have seen me mentioning a couple of times that cleansing is as important as applying skin care products. Always believe that we need to do proper cleansing of our face (especially after applying full makeup for an entire day) before the skin care products can be better absorbed. Furthermore, when pores are clogged, acnes tend to form and skin gets duller.

For those who haven't heard of Philips VisaPure or seen it, it's basically a facial cleansing brush. But it's not your normal cleansing brush but one that rotates! As they say, Philips VisaPure brings a new technology to your cleansing routine to the next level without extra effort. A few of us have had the privilege of bringing home a set to try and we were tasked to do a video to show you the effectiveness of Philips VisaPure. Video is included at the end of this entry and scroll down to view it!

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 photo PhilipsVisaPureBrushHeads.jpg Philips VisaPure comes with changeable brush heads and it has 3 types available:  Normal (White), Sensitive(Pink), exfoliating (Grey). My favourite brush head is the Sensitive one and it's extremely soft in texture. Felt almost like touching rabbit fur and as the experts advise,  be gentle to your skin when it comes to cleansing to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming. My mom even advised me to refrain from touching my face when it comes to washing face and shared with me that her beauty therapist advised us ladies to just splash water onto the face to wash off the cleansing foam.

 photo DSC03808.jpg Philips VisaPure has two speeds. Speed one: Gentle cleansing for a mild and soft cleansing and speed two: deep cleansing settings for a comfortable and more intensive cleanse. The slim beauty tool has a one minute timer for the full face and after which it will automatically be switched off to prevent overtreatment. Love that it's waterproof too and that it can be used in the shower!

What's awesome is that VisaPure has a 20 seconds timer, that signals you to switch areas to ensure thorough cleansing.     HIGHLIGHTS OF PHILIPS VISAPURE I thought you should probably know that Philips Visapure is tested and proven to cleanse 10X better than hand-cleansing!*

Here are other highlights of Philips Visapure that are pretty interesting: 1. Besides vibrating, the brush rotates as well. The vertical pulsating movement gently breaks up surface impurities including dirt, dead skin cells and make-up residues. The vertical pulsating movement gently and effectively breaks up surface impurities including dirt, dead skin cells and make-up residues.The rotating movement sweeps the impurities away, leaving the skin more deeply cleansed. Furthermore, the co-ordinated movements of the bristles give you a thorough and comfortable cleansing experience.

2. Because of the soft brush head, it's perfectly fine to use it twice a day – leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth

3. The stand charges the Philips VisaPure when connected and because it's small, it elegantly complements the iconic design of the Philips VisaPure. The stand holds the brush, taking less space and letting air dry the used brush naturally. When connected, it fully charges the Philips VisaPure in 6 hours and it has 30 minutes of cordless use (equivalent to 15 days when used twice a day).

** Source: Internal study performed in the Netherlands in 2011 with 21 women comparing cleansing using Philips Visapure with cleansing by hand

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To better explain and show you the highlights of Philips VisaPure, I've done a couple of experiments in my video! Experiments such as…….

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VISAPURE X TEA PARTY WITH THE GIRLS Had a tea party with the girls, Sandy and Minyi and we took this chance to test our Philips VisaPure! Here are some of the behind the scenes pictures ;)  photo 101113DSC07697.jpg

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Am pretty reliant on VisaPure now to cleanse my face so as to ensure that the skin is well-cleansed and to prevent the pores from clogging. VisaPure is retailing at $269 and I personally think it's worth it especially when it's a tool to keep your skin clean, smooth and soft each time you cleanse!

Hope you have enjoyed the entry and video and do hop over to VisaPure's website to take a vote if you like the video!


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