Wednesday, June 22, 2016

#Operationkitties: Pre-wedding florals from HelloFlowersSg!

For my Zwedding shoot in Singapore, we have also collaborated with HelloFlowersSg as the girls have had such raving reviews working with them previously! HelloFlowersSg is an online floral studio founded by Annie, who had previously trained and worked as a social worker with families who suffered from domestic abuse. She acknowledge the therapeutic effect of flowers and nature (it's true, floral arrangement is the only time I'm so quiet and focused) and decides to marry it with the idea of providing flexible employment for individuals who can't commit full time work. With that HelloFlowersSg was born and has since partnered with various social agencies and volunteer group to provide on-the-job training and adhoc employment. Isn't it a beautiful idea to not only own such gorgeous blooms but to be doing good at the same time? I didn't realize know about #helloflowerswithacause until this collaboration, I'm so proud and inspired by Annie, I wish I had known about her much sooner :)

Without further ado, here are some snippets from my pre-wedding shoot with Zwedding, featuring three beautiful works from HelloFlowersSg: A creamy bouquet and floral head wreath for our outdoor nature shoot + a sexy red bouquet for a good contrast against National Gallery's majestic architecture ♥

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Experiencing the OSIM's uLove Massage Chair!

Throwback to last Wednesday when I had the awesome opportunity to pop by OSIM for the unveiling of the gorgeous new ambassador, Fan Bing Bing, for their uLove massage chair. It's no surprise that Fan Bing Bing is the ultimate goddess who spares no expense in pampering and indulging herself - I have always loved reading articles from her that advocates and empowers women to always remember to love themselves a little more by taking real good care of their skin (cuz if you don't, who will?). Now, we have this amazing woman revealing her beauty secrets to us: hydration and massage!

Friday, June 17, 2016

#Operationkitties: Gown Fitting at Zwedding

When I first started planning for the wedding, I was so sure of what I wanted: Hand Painted floral gowns by Hamda Alfahim from Dubai as seen above. I was especially keen on the mermaid dress with a train (right), it's so me with my usual bodycon cutting and it costs approx USD$3.6K to have it tailored made for me. And when the wedding is over, I can simply cut it short and wear it on formal events to make my moolahs worth. Sounds like a perfect plan right?

Well sadly, in life, you can't always get what you want. And with the strong persuasion from both sides, I had to kiss this dream goodbye. Which I got over it in the end, after seeing a very similar inspired version by a local bridal store... but in hues of blue flowers instead.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Celebrate your unique blend of style with the PANDORA Ring collection!

I find it amusing how my first exposure to PANDORA was not via any social media platforms, in fact, it was from my mom! Being the ever modern mommy that she is, this woman chanced upon PANDORA jewelries way before there was a cult following.. and unlike most ladies who celebrate the idea of buying one charm at a time to signify an important moment in their lives, my parents filled the entire bracelet at one go, with spares -.-

With that, it comes as no surprise that a family heirloom was "born" and I can't wait to share with you guys what my parents have picked for me after #Operationkitties is over! For now, let's focus on what else PANDORA has to offer :)

Monday, June 13, 2016

#Operationkitties: Time to fix some body issues with Halley Medical Aesthetics!

(Credits: Zwedding & LeGrandWedding for our outfits)

Now that I've gotten my skin more or less sorted, it is time to move on to more serious issues that need dire attention to. I have gotten to a point of what every bride fear of... getting fatter as my big day is nearing! Imagine having my sister telling mom that I look fat in my gowns, and the heartbreaking realization of not being able to fit into my usual bodycons (which make up 80% of my wardrobe) anymore 0.0

You may be rolling your eyes and wondering what on earth am I talking about since I look so petite and skinny.. but that's only because I dress to hide my flaws, not flaunt them. My body issues became so bad I once had a meltdown to my fiance which had him so worried, he offered to pay for my exercise sessions if that makes me feel better for myself *so touched*

"What exactly is your problem then?!"

Well, blessed and cursed with a bottom-heavy body, it has come to the point where my tummy is constantly looking bloated and fat, resulting in me slowly losing my waistline too. I'm also facing really wide thighs that makes my lower half looks extremely massive when I wear bodycons, while my upper half remains the small tiny frame it always have been. I really detest my body shape now and when I stop managing to fit into my usual clothes, the effect can be really devastating :/

Another problem I suffer from is my dark eye circles/eye bags. For someone who have noticed how bad her undereye situation is since she was 12 and have been heavily relying on concealer afterwhich, nothing you do will persuade this stubborn mind on her #1 insecurity. I used to think my biggest insecurity would be my nose or my boobs, but turn out it's actually my undereye -.- I even went for Sculptra 2 years back after all the eye products I've used were deemed useless, but the effect had unfortunately worn off right before my big day is approaching.

The above picture marks the very last time I could barely fit into a bodycon, with my bottom half threatening to burst with its fats. I hope it also helps you better visualize what I meant with my pear shape figure. After all the exercising and diet supplements that sadly haven't affect much to this heavy booty, I've decided to proceed on to my final weapon: booking an appointment with Dr. Terence Tan from Halley Medical Aesthetics to assess my situation.

And while we're at it, I shall also have Dr. Tan take a look at my sunken eye area as I've heard from a little bird that he's good with fillers! Shall report back in a week's time! x

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

#Operationkitties: Halfway there with PRIVE'S BRIDAL "I DO" PACKAGE - Vita C Facetherapy

(Credits: Zwedding)

I haven't been updating much about #Operationkitties here because I have been so actively doing so at Dayre; it's such a great community for brides-to-be! Not to mention the beauty junkies over there... O.M.G~ Anyway, I'm actually done with 7 sessions of my Prive's Bridal “I DO” package (SGD$2,140 incl GST). Here's the breakdown to jot your memories:

· 2 sessions of Vita C Facetherapy (60 minutes/session)
· 2 sessions of IPL (60 minutes/session)
· 2 sessions of Laser White Facetherapy (60 minutes/session)
· 6 sessions of ReFirme™ ST Eye (30 minutes/session)

I have previously blogged about the Laser White Facetherapy (click to read more) btw.. So now that I'm done with the whitening series, today I'll talk about the Vita C Facetherapy for brightening!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Range: ANR Micro Cleansing Balm, ANR Micro Cleansing Foam, ANR Serum & ANR Powerfoil Mask

When it comes to Estee Lauder skincare products, I bet that the Advanced Night Repair Serum is so familiar to many, it can be considered as a cult product that's passed down by generations. What many of you may not know is of the many ANR varieties that have been launched since then! For your informative reading pleasure, I shall be introducing a step-by-step recommendation on how to best use the ANR Range :)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Made To Measure with Clarins Body Shaping Cream & Body Lift Cellulite Control

If you have been reading my daily musings at my dayre @paperkitties, you would have known that I am trying to up my fitness game at Webarre ever since I stopped being able to fit into my bodycons T.T However, when there's not much time left for the wedding and me feeling the need to up the efficacy my routine, I've thus combined a 3 prong approach (diet, exercise and effective products) to up my game. Once again, I have turned to Clarins for my beauty needs thanks to the thoughtful combo that was introduced in the month of May!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Philosophy Ultimate Miracle Worker

When you're in your late 20s, it goes without saying that there is a need to buck up in the anti-aging game. However, it’s actually proven positive that your skin can improve with age with the right protection for your skin to repair itself. Even when we think we are protecting our skin from sun damage with sunscreens containing UVA and UVB protection, UVA and UVB only make up 7% of the light spectrum while visible light and infrared comprise of the remaining 93%, and can induce 50% of the free radicals that contribute to skin damage and premature ageing. With philosophy ultimate miracle worker range, it aims to create miracle every day and night with its multi-protection and multi-rejuvenation properties. This entire range also contains philosophy patented high performance bi-retinoid plus and iris plant extract to reinforce and rejuvenate the skin.

Friday, April 15, 2016

A therapeutic evening with Aromatherapy Associates

I must admit that one of my biggest flaw is that I indulged a little too much when it comes to pampering myself. This is especially important when I work in quite a stressful industry, and what with the wedding in both countries coming right up, all I find myself wanting by the end of the day is some personal time to relax and chill. Thus, the constant need on buying therapeutic stuff such as masks, candles and anything to do with aromatherapy to escape from the daily hustle and bustle.

One of my long time interest is in essential oils. Not only do they smell fantastic and absolutely comforting, they can easily bring their unique healing properties to every cell of the body be it through your sense of smell or massaging. Traditionally used to help ease muscular aches and pains, improve circulation and ease sinus congestion. They are now also known to have a positive effect on the skin! By penetrating into the deeper layers to encourage the process of cellular renewal, enhance blood circulation and help problems such as acne, eczema and ageing skin; the problem now lies in, where do I get a good one?