Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sensual Nails Spa;

Meet my new set of nails by Sensual Nails Spa :)  
It's Galaxy X Unicorn X Studs for the month. 
Been wanting to have them beautiful galaxy on my nails for the longest time..  
So glad I got it done and Peiwen one of the best medicurists there did exactly what I wanted. 
A fully hand-drawn unicorn which looked so much like stickers because it's so perfectly drawn! 
Don't you think they really look like the beautiful galaxy? 
The different layers of colours + glitters just to create the stars and pixie dust effect. 
It's really so nicely done, my ultimate favourite set so far! 

The girls at Sensual Nails take their work very seriously, they will give you ideas and suggest till you are satisfied with the design before starting. You can trust them on that :) 
One of the many boards they have for you to refer if you do not have any specific design in mind. 
 Spot the feather design on colourful base, I'm so eyeing on that~ 

And my 3D knit x cable nails I did last month! 
The new technique and popular design at @snspa
Totally matches my boy isnt it? 

Told you it's a hot favorite at the nail spa. 
I like how they played around with different kinda base, from duo-toned to paddle pop to french tip. 

Are you tempted to have them on your nails yet? 
Quote my name to enjoy 10% off regular priced services :D

Sensual Nails Spa
Block 507 Bishan Street 11 #01-398
Singapore 570507
(just a stone's throw away from J8)

Tel: 6259-0889 (appointment required)

Saturday, April 26, 2014

L’Oreal True Match

 In one of my recent entries, I mentioned about how going on work trips often screwed up my complexion. 
Each time, my skin takes a month or so to clear up and return to its usual state.
The worst part is that my itchy fingers just can't leave my face alone..

During the 'recovery' period, I tend to search for good makeup base/foundation to get the blemishes all covered up. Lucky me this time, I was introduced L’Oreal True Match. 

L’Oreal True Match is a revamp of the brand's best-selling foundation back in 2006. 
Right now, this new improved version of True Match has colour-matching abilities thanks to L’Oreal's Opti-match technology, which is based on an in-depth analysis of Asian women's skin. 

Discovering a perfect foundation for your skin is like finding your one true match in life!
By knowing your flaws and bringing out the best in you
By boosting your confidence and gets you ready to take on the day

Meet le teint TRUE MATCH; the super blendable liquid foundation with SPF 17PA ++

It contains Hyaluronic Acid which helps to keep your skin moisturized for 24 hours even when you’re out on the go!  
New ultra-fine pigment for an even more precise match to your skin tone and outstanding coverage for a flawless look.

L'Oreal True Match also promises to improve skin quality in 2 weeks of usage. 
For real? It's indeed amazing how a liquid foundation can improve one's complexion after 2 weeks!
Best of all, it contains no oils, fragrances or pore-clogging fillers. Can't wait for it to work its magic on my skin!

To be honest, I do not own any liquid foundation in my makeup pouch as I find the foundation I bought a few years back way too thick and heavy that my skin was unable to breathe leading to clogged pores.
Once clogged pores are formed on the skin, the skin tone turns uneven and it will not be easy to blend the liquid for a natural look. 

However L’Oreal True Match is completely different from the one I used to own.
Instant results with just 1 light pump and a thin layer on my face.
There is zero visible blemish & pores! 
It totally covered the little redness below my nose and I no longer need to use concealer to cover the dark eye rings, yay! 

I used to apply this particular BB cream I got from Hongkong as it gives me the really glowy and radiance look. 
I have a relatively normal skin type and adapted well to most of the products I've had. However, my skin had a bad reaction after a short period of using BB cream X, it became so oily that I started having breakouts. And since then I've been extra cautious when selecting foundation. 

You know how some liquid foundation is so heavy that it makes your face look so cakey till the extent of it looks like it's cracking? 
Good thing about True Match is that it isnt too greasy yet not very matt at the same time.  

Medium to high coverage: 6 shades to choose from (R2, R1, N4, N1, N7, G3 ) 
With its perfect coverage, the six shades leave no streaks or marks! 

Out of the 6 shades, I applied N1, nude ivory on my face as blends into my skin perfectly. 
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of choosing the right shade of foundation for your face. 
You don't want to end up looking like you're wearing a mask right?

Here's a before and after application of True Match liquid foundation on a molely mango 
Get more than perfect coverage with this light-weight yet high coverage foundation! 
The black dots and uneven colour tone have all been covered under the thin layer of liquid foundation. 

Love how my skin looks almost flawless after 2-3pumps on the entire face! 

L'Oreal True Match contains SPF 17 which is pretty low in my opinion, hence it is not advised to eliminate applying your sunblock below it. 
The texture is light and my skin feels very 'breathable' even after using it for the whole day.  
I love this foundation to bits! 
With its perfect coverage, variety of shades, no signs of breakouts and very affordable pricing (retailing at $30.90), what's there not to love about it? 

So… If you want to win a $150 L’Oreal Paris hamper, check out @lorealparissg on IG for more details ! Good luck :)

Till then.. 

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Hello I'm back! 1 word to sum up the 4d3n work trip, SHAG. 
Good thing it was made slightly more enjoyable because my eldest sister came along and somehow it became a #zhousisters bonding vacation. 
The most rewarding part of the trip would definitely be fabric shopping cos we managed to source for really unique printed swatches. 
The designs are in midst of manufacturing now and should prolly reach us in May? 
keeping fingers crossed* 

Just a couple of outfits that I wore to share!
Wearing the Carrie chain cardigan in cobalt blue;
We decided to manufacture this design in 6 colours since it's so wearable and chic at the same time. 
Comes only in 1 size as it's made of knit hence pretty stretchable :) 

 Day 2 in the comfy Stardust maxi which our model Symone brought home after the shoot. 
We are so loving the criss-cross front lace detail :)

 In Bambi lace top and ripped white jeans for the last day before heading to the airport. 
Someone commented on my Ig saying that I'm accepting to wear Pink now and I cannot agree more!
I used to think wearing pink will only end up looking like piglet.. haha

Yesyes, ate a little too much this 2 months and I am officially back to my bubbletea ban. 
Also, no food/snacking after 8pm on weekdays, lets see how long this can last! 

Safra Radio brunch last Sunday :)

 Meet Jacqui from Power98fm, I love her voice so much! 

 And with hot mama Jamie Yeo who never seemed to grow old!

 The other 3 Gushcloud bloggers who were there that morning, Shine Janis and Tricia :) 

Decided to wear something casual yet fun for the event; Flo drawstring romper in white with embroidery details in 2 shades of blue :) 

Lastly, we have Blair Teardrop frock in the cutest print.
Do note that it's from our Petite range, and I'm wearing size M comfortably for it.
It seems like I have completely accepted wearing pink isn't it? 
Alrighty time for bed. 1 more entry tomorrow, stay tuned! 

Till then.. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Essential Facial @The DRx Medispa

I hope you are not tired of me blogging about DRx yet but I need to say, their products and services are indeed worth the rave!
First post was on my visit to The DRx Medispa for their Tricho hair treatment and the previous one was to The DRx Clinic for skin consultation.

 Today's entry is on their award winning facial at The DRx Medispa. 
Am I confusing you already? DRx is both located at 14th and 16th storey of Tong Building. 

The warm and cosy waiting area

To start things off, we began with Double Cleansing using their very own Derma-Rx foam cleanser to remove my makeup. 
It is good that the products they used are those that I'm familiar with which I know it's suitable for my skin! 

Next up, Ultrasonic Cleansing
Ultrasonic Cleansing uses an ultrasound device to eliminate dead cells from the skin surface and loosen impurities, oil and comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) that are embedded in pore. The blackheads are then easily extracted without damage to the surrounding skin. 
Exfoliation of the dead skin cells also allows for more effective penetration of the therapeutic substances that follow. 

Then to the process I dread the most in every facial.  
It took about 10mins because I didn't have much pimples but hell lots of clogged pores! 
I hate doing extractions but for the sake of better skin I just had to bear with it.
Clogged pored will then 'evolve' into pimples if not being extracted you see.. 

Using the same ultrasound device, this time to deliver all the goodies (Pharmaceutical Grade vitamins) into my skin! 
Ultrasonic Nutrient Delivery is one important step in this session.
It stimulates the production of collagen for firmer, smoother and younger looking skin.
Also known to product an overall skin lightening effect and a more even skin tone which I noticed after right this treatment! 

The last and most comfy step is the application of a much needed Therapeutic Mask.
It was left on my face for 30mins and that's when I completely fell asleep.. 
This sensitive mask is made from high quality marine-derived ingredients which is for firming, hydration and whitening as told from my therapist :) 

(need to do sth about my dark eye circles :() 
Skin looking all rejuvenated and glowy after just ONE session of Essential Facial!
To be honest I didn't expect my face to turn out this radiant as I haven't seen a glow on my face for the longest time.. 
I expected much more redness after the extractions but I guess the mask managed to calm my face down. Hahaha
And for the first time, I had the guts to walk around town bare-faced! 

Go pamper yourself with this highly recommended Essential facial :)
The usual price of this Essential Facial is $115 and after the 40% off it's $69 before GST. 
So worth it isn't it? :D

The DRx Medispa
Tong Building 
302 Orchard Road, #14-02 Singapore 238862
Tel : (65) – 6223 1555
Mon to Sat : 10am to 8pm | Sun : 10am to 6pm
Closed on PH

 Till then.. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Clarins Body S.O.S; #ohvolaootds

Saturday saw us heading town for Clarins Body S.O.S event. 
It was a rainy morning and I had a hard time dragging myself out of those sheets. 
I don't even get up this early on weekdays you see.. 
But so glad I did because it was indeed an enriching session with Clarins. 
I learnt so much about the different types of cellulite on our body and how we should target it with Clarins' body lift/body shape products before it becomes really stubborn ones. 

Yes unfortunately I do have cellulite too :( 
I always thought it will only hit me after I have my own kids. 
Oh well I shall start using them diligently every night and review when it works for me! 

With the sister and Janice dear who's getting prettier by the day! 

Happy to see fellow gushers Auds Joanna and Donna there, not forgetting Tricia :) 

Way too excited for these Clarins babies to work their magic, especially on my thighs :)  
Go away cellulite* 

Can't remember the last time I wore such a bright crimson piece
This upcoming Selfridge dress launching on Monday is perfect for dates/ special occasions!
If you're not so much of a red person, it does come in black as well :) 
It can be your next little black dress with a twist! 

Laced back romper in Tiffany :) 
Decided to manufacture this sexy back number in pastel colours instead, not b&w since it's meant to be a weekend wear!
I like how this romper doubles up a dress because of its pleated and flare bottom. 

Our model Amelia looking way gorgeous in this romper in nude pink!

The other day in Constance Skorts and a denim cotton shirt launched sometime back.

L'amore backless dress is one of the highlights of our collection!
Kept a piece in wine for myself but haven't found a chance to wear it, waiting for my friends to get married already haha
I always look forward to shoots with Symone, except that she makes me feel fat modeling beside her cos she's just so slim..
And who says models are just another pretty face? Symone just guaduated from RJC man, so proud of her :)
Alright thankyou for dropping by, enjoy the rest of your weekends!

Till then.. 

Friday, April 11, 2014

DRx; my savior.

A picture taken on 15th Aug 2012 to kickstart my blogpost for The DRx Clinic aka my savior. 
Embrace. My worst outbreak ever 2 years back. 
 It definitely took a lot of courage to post this pic up but yup this was my skin condition during my first visit to The DRx Clinic 2 years ago.

I've set memories of that bad past to rest and I almost couldn't remember how unhealthy my skin was until Dr David flipped through my records and I knew I had to show you guys how The DRx Clinic saved my complexion. 
 My skin started breaking out with all the huge pimples below my cheeks on both sides of my face ever since I started travelling to GZ for work. 
It was so depressing as there were visible bumps all over and even makeup couldn't conceal them. 
And when my guy friend asked bluntly 'What happened to your face man?', I realized I had to seek help.

I'm so glad I decided to seek treatment professionally because I cannot imagine how bad the condition of my whole face would have been if I did not visit The DRx Clinic
Thank god there wasn't any scarring. 

Took this pic this morning on my way to work with only sunblock, loose powder, eyebrow powder, blusher applied on my face! (same angle somemore haha) 

So glad that I was recommended to The DRx Clinic 2 years ago and how it gave me better skin. 
I wouldn't say I have really awesome complexion right now but at least it's much healthier than before and the pimples are all cleared up without visible scarring. 

So now let's take a look into the white and spacious interior of The DRx Clinic,
 It's usually very crowded so I'm lucky to be able to capture a clean shot that day!
It is advisable to make an appointment in case it's fully housed that day. 

So basically the steps are:
1)  Registration
2) Doctor examination 
3) Consultant brings you to a cubicle room to explain the steps of application of products 
4) Enters another room to take photos of skin 
5) Collect products and make payment 

The products that were given to me after analyzing my skin condition by Dr David:
 L-R: Foaming Cleanser, Toner, CF, MAX-C, VIT-A Gel, Hydrator, ABM, Tinted Sunblock

These are the 5 products that I love to bits
 I've been a paying customer for the past 2 years and have used countless bottles of Derma-Rx products. 
Though it's slightly costly in my personal opinion, but we just want the best for our skin isn't it? :)
I can go for cheaper make-up goods but I certainly cannot compromise the quality of my skincare products. 

First up, the Foaming Cleanser suitable for all skin types which is pretty gentle and hydrates well.
It does not make my skin tight like some other cleansers which I was using previously.
Then the alcohol free Toner which doesn't stink yet able to restore moisture on my skin. 

In the past, I have been changing my cleanser and toner very often, seeking the best ones that works well for me.
However ever since I started on Derma-Rx I stopped, because I found mine. (haha cheesy much) 

Comedone Formula aka CF - A natural formulation containing botanical extracts which reduces the appearance of comedones(blackheads & whiteheads) and blemishes. 

MAX-C - A potent anti-oxidant formula based on the highest possible stable concentration of Vitamin C. It counteracts free radicals, encourages collagen and elastin production to control the adverse effects of photo-damage, including wriggling, sagging and other symptoms of premature skin aging. 

MAX-C and CF are the best selling products in The DRx Clinic and also the most expensive ones. 
CF is used to clear up your clogged pores by melting your black+white heads away which certainly reduced mine especially those on my nose :D
While MAX-C contains the maximum amount of vitamin C that evens out my skin and reduces my blemishes. 
The texture is slightly stickier than the rest of the products but absorbs fast so no worries about having sticky skin after being applied! 
 I believe this is the product that whitened my face the fastest, as my family often comment how my face is fairer than my body! 

Derma-Rx Tinted Sunscreen is one product I cannot live without.
It's often out of stock at The DRx Clinic so I usually go for the non-tinted one when this is not available.
I even stocked one in Sean's place so that I can apply in the morning whenever I stay over, damn kiasu haha
If I were to pick only one product that I can apply to my face, I would say it's this sunscreen. 
Not my concealer nor eyeliner but this as it helps to make my dull skin appear more glowy! 

 Notice the instant brightness after I apply the sunscreen? 
This tinted sunscreen is best for girls like me, who apply makeup almost everyday. 
It might be kinda sticky to some so simply apply loose powder over to make it a little more matt! 

Every woman shouldn't neglect the importance of a good sunscreen because it would be too late when little dark spots start appearing on your cheeks as you age. 

The 3 new products that was recommended by Dr David after I mentioned to him about the dullness and pimple marks on my face.
I hate how my fingers are so itchy, whenever there is a pimple I cannot help but to squeeze it. 
It's so annoying how I can't seem to kick of this bad habit of mine.

Anti-Blemish Mask, Vit-A Gel, Hydrator 

 Vit-A Gel stimulates and increases cell-turnover and also reduces appearance of fine lines and uneven skin textures. 

Hydrator is a light moisturizing formula that moisturizes, conditions and nourishes the skin to keep it supple, firm and smooth, while protecting collagen from being broken down. 

Anti-Blemish Mask aka ABM - An intensive corrective mask for oily, congested and blemish-prone skin. It removes-excess oil, exfoliates, cleanses pores, clears comedones and helps to control further break-outs and blemishes. This formulation also contains ingredients that soothes and calms the skin and may be used as spot treatment for break-outs.

It's my third week welcoming these 3 new products into my skincare regime. 
I use the ABM 1-2 times a week in the night, leaving it on for an hour before washing it off. 
Hopefully after applying the mask diligently every week, it will control and prevent anymore break-outs. 

These are the steps I follow daily written by a pretty consultant named Livia. 
I actually stick it on the wall in my toilet so I don't mix up the steps. 
 Everyday when I reach home, I look forward to washing my face, removing the makeup and loading on all these Derma-Rx goodness on my skin :) 
I asked Livia if it is necessary to wait for the products to dry up before applying the next one and she said there's no need as these products are very light.  
Though the steps can be a little tedious, it takes not more than 5mins after you get familiarize with it.  

Putting on makeup is definitely easier with smoother skin! 
It is advised to seek treatment early so as to improve your skin condition sooner.
But it's also never too late, so do make an appointment with Dr David to achieve a better complexion today :)

302 Orchard Road, 16th Floor
Tong Building (next to Paragon Shopping Centre)
Singapore 238862
Mon to Fri : 10am to 8pm | Sat : 10am to 5pm
Closed on Sun & PH