Saturday, December 19, 2009

SK-II Tea Party

Greetings from Oxford! (Reporting live from Uniz's dining room :p)

I just love love love travelling, don't you? New sights and sounds aside, it's no doubt the prospect of shopping that tips me over the edge of ecstasy. In fact, shopping starts for me the minute I cleared the customs in Changi Airport.

There are some who lives by the mantra that "one can never have too many shoes/ bags". Mine? Obliterate the words "shoes/ bags" and replace them with "skincare/ make-up". On the pre-text of stocking up while taking advantage of duty-free shopping, travelling gives me the perfect guilt-free excuse to go on a rampage of the cosmetic department!

This time round however, I took special care to make a stop at the SK-II counter and snapped up the largest bottle of their Facial Treatment Essence a.k.a. Miracle Water plus a couple of other creams that had been recommended to me during a recent SK-II Tea Party. (Special thanks to NUFFNANG & SK-II for inviting me!)
Scrumptious cakes is half a battle won for a successful tea party!
My lovely beauty consultant, Sheena, was using a scanner on my face to give me a detailed skin analysis. It comprises of components like skin elasticity, sebum, moisture, skin tone, pore size, wrinkles & many more of which I can't recall. But a really useful tool is that it analyses the data & then zooms in on the one area that you need to prioritize treatment on. There were many a time when I stop by a cosmetic counter & the consultant simply asks me what's my biggest concern. But everything is a concern, I can't possibly buy everything?! Instead here, Sheena patiently explained to me that everything else was in order except that my skin tone was too dull & gave recommendations accordingly.
I had the pleasure of getting acquainted with some new blogger friends at the party. Fashion bloggers - Dawn & Arissa from MONOXIOUS & food blogger - Ju of The Little Teochew. (Fashion & food bloggers - just how cool is that?)
Although I might be considered (by some) to have attained guru status (*quit rolling your eyes* :p), I still managed to take home quite a bit of skincare tips from SK-II's trainer, Ms. Cindy Cheong. For example, did you know that you have to apply the equivalent of 1 teaspoon of sunblock for it to be effective? It applies to all sunblocks, therefore you should always choose the right SPF suited to your lifestyle. The higher the SPF, the thicker in consistency it will be.
It was a small party of 7 & all of us were paying close attention to what Cindy's saying.
We were each given a goodie bag that contains a treatment cleanser & treatment essence.
On top of that, the very helpful consultants learned that I would be travelling to wintry places & so gave me an extra rich moisturiser to use. Plus, Derm Renewal Essence for my dull skin tone. After trying them out, you guessed it. I was sold! :D
Please do click on their advertisement located at the top left corner to get more information about SK-II's product or their positively enticing X'mas promotion sets!

See you guys again when I'm back in Singapore!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Bento #26 & #27

Meg's been bugging me for a bento for the longest time but as it's school holidays, I had the perfect excuse not to make one :p However last week, suddenly inspired, decided to make one for her to bring to work with me. 

In the box: rice, fried minced pork, fried chicken wings, Taiwan sausages, wieners, broccoli, star-shaped carrots
As all of you know I'm truly & honestly hopeless in the kitchen, it's hardly surprising that I burnt the rice :p
In the box: rice, fried minced pork, rabbit-shaped broccoli, mushrooms, lady-bird cherry tomato

In the box: fried chicken wing, wieners, broccoli, Taiwan sausage, star-shaped carrots, cherries

Sourcing for wedding rings?

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Ooops I did it again ..........

I can't believe myself ...... I knew I oughta be shot but I left my handphone on top of my car and drove off again! However, this one wins hands down because I drove over my own phone and crushed it -___-""""". I can't even open up the phone to retrieve the data ....... sigh ....... So peeps, you know what to do when you see this, don't you? Message me this instant with your numbers!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

My mum's place

It's been a month since we'd shifted out of our place into my mum's. We sure missed it like hell! However I must say that other than the shortage of space, the shift had done me good. I'm enjoying the closeness with my mum and sis. Megan too. And now that my domestic help had MIAed ..... they saved my sanity by doing most of the housework plus pitching in to look after Meg while I'm busy at work.

But there's a severe downside to it too - my ever ballooning waistlines! I'm never short of food. Erykca and Farhan loves to cook and are forever feeding me. The sound that I fear most is the knocking on our door in the middle of the night. I assure you that it's nothing like what you're imagining. It's really only Erykca popping her head in asking if we want waffles, pancakes, sushi, or whatever you want it they have it. OMG ...... it's such a nightmare! 

Geez ...... FAT! FAT! FAT!

Just prior to the shift - more than 1/3 of our possessions ended up with the Salvation Army.

Here's Meg chipping in to help. That's when I noticed
Ms. Can't-get-her-hands-dirty
had improvised a pair of gloves -__-"".

Friday, December 04, 2009

In loving memory of Woofie

We posted a memorial page for Woofie. Meg came up with the words & I tweaked it for her. So touching, right?

Dear Woofie, we still miss you a lot, especially your Jie Jie. She now owns a small toy Schnauzer which she names Woofie & she never went anywhere without 'you'. She hugs 'you' to sleep every night & calls 'you' her lucky thing. When she thinks she needs extra luck, she speaks to 'you' & believes that you'll make it all better for her. I told her you're an angel now & will continue to protect her like before. It made her laugh when I told her that now since you're an angel, you had to start behaving & stop being mischievous :) You'd always brought a smile to her face. Bless you, your sweet little soul. Go forth & be free now - a collar & leash will hold you back no more.

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