Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cruising with Neo Yacht!


Last week I was privileged to go on board a cruise party on Neo Yacht with 5 other gushcloud bloggers. 

We gathered at Sentosa Cove, 1degree15 where the yacht is docked at before it started pouring like crazy, thankfully it stopped after awhile. Though the sky was still looking gloomy, the company made it better! 
It was a short but sweet afternoon where we were cruised to the Southern Island for some island hopping (passing by Kusu Island, St John Island and Sisters' Island). 
The yacht then docked at Lazarus Island for us to do some water activities like swimming, snorkeling and sun-bathing. Snorkel masks were provided as well! For those of us who didn't want to get wet stayed on the yacht for on-board facilities like Karaoke and board games. 
Thereafter, we cruised along and viewed the skyline of MBS and Singapore Flyer from a different angle before making our way back~

Pictures time~
The other five pretty ladies on-board ;)

The very kind people of Neo Yacht also provided really yummy food for us from Orange Clove Catering! 
 Still dreaming of the delish fruit tarts, I remember stuffing them into my mouth before leaving the yacht :p

The cosy room with a comfy bed which I didn't get to use.
 Initially when I entered I was still thinking why would anyone spend their time sleeping when they are out at sea. Then I reckoned it's for those with motion sickness. Uh huh.. For those with sea sickness, do remember to pop those pills an hour before cruising off for it to take effect! 

Karaoke! And their playlist is of the latest update :)


Happy to have JY with me that afternoon :)


Sneaky behind the scenes of bloggers at work~ 



Always cracking your head on how to celebrate your birthday? Going out to sea on this luxury yacht is definitely one of my choices now. Gather all your good friends/colleagues and spend a memorable day out. It's time to unwind and pamper yourself after a long week at work, hope you guys will enjoy as much as we did! 

Wearing Ashley cold-shoulder embroidery playsuit available here :) 

Mention ‘GushcloudXJolene’ in order to enjoy the special rate on-board Neo Yacht.
 Promotion price at *$1499 (mon-thur) $1699(fri-sun) for 18pax chartering!

Want to WIN 18pax cruise party from Neo Yacht (lifestyle offering by Orange Clove)?

Simply follow them at

Winner will be hand-picked by representatives from Orange Clove. 
Contest date: 1st Sept – 30th Sept 

Neo Yacht Contact Details: 6833 7958 
Email: Genell.lee@neogroup.com.sg
Orange Clove Catering Pte Ltd Contact Details: 6515 0991 
Contact Email: sales@orangeclove.com.sg 

Good luck!! 

Till then..

Friday, August 22, 2014

Doomsday

Oh hi~ Random blogpost up in the middle of the night using the blogger app via my phone all because I can't get to sleep! 13hrs to the dreadful wisdom tooth surgery.. Never thought this day would come this soon. Cannot imagine how the dentist is gonna flip open my gums to extract the tooth and then sew it back. Good game, my life is over.

On a lighter note, I'm hoping this minor surgery makes me shed some fats gained from the vacation. 
On another note, I'm gonna make use of this stay home weekend to churn out 3 blogposts so do check back! :D   


Sheer flowy embriodery maxi in mysterious black matched with my fav KOSE one stroke beauty lippy! Love how the embriodered front is so nicely done with its contrasting white. This maxi fits me like a glove I forsee myself wearing this out very often!


And presenting you... *drumrolls* Ohvola self-manufactured strappy heels! It's super comfy to walk in imo, but then again all our footwear are pretty well known for being comfortable! Heh oops! 
Will be wearing the other 2 colours out the next few days so stay tuned! 


Last night's paintstroke causals to meet the girls in town! Feat. the new faux leather bag with detachable chain sling~ The other 2 colours are pretty interesting, go follow @Ohvola if you haven't! Oh yes Bo for Sierra studded heeled sandals now up on site!

Quoted from Geraldine, 'My bouquet of happiness' and I cannot agree more! 

Getting sleepy from all the typing already, good night y'all :)
Till then..

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Care for your skin with NIVEA Body Intensive Moisture Serum


Back with another product review, this time it's NIVEA Body Intensive Moisture Serum. If you looked into my vanity closet, you will actually find quite a number of NIVEA products. 

Since I've been trying to become fair for the longest time, body lotion with whitening effect definitely is a plus point for me. The product to be reviewed is not a whitening body lotion. It is a hydration body moisturizer in serum format. Being serum, the product comes in smaller molecules which promises better, faster absorption and deeper penetration into the skin. 

Thus, the sentence above will be misleading and downplay this featured product. 
I'm sure everyone has those products whereby you buy to try and realize it doesn't work for your skin and chuck it aside till it expires and off to the bin it goes. Guilty as charged, I myself have done it one too many times. 

But for NIVEA Body Intensive Moisture Serum that I'm introducing today, I've already used 1/4 of it ever since I received it and I can vouch for its effectiveness. 



Unfortunately after I came back from Melbourne, my body was filled with ugly rough patches from scratching thanks to my itchy hands. I'm guessing it's eczema due to the extremely dry climate in Melb. I was pretty worried because I was supposed to go on a yacht party with the gushcloud bloggers and was afraid that the marks wouldn't recover by then. Thank god for NIVEA Body Intensive Moisture Serum. Being extra kiasu, I applied 2 times more than usual on the dry spots to make sure I was bikini body ready in time ;) 
 
NIVEA Body Intensive Moisture Serum is the first body serum with sun protection for 10 signs of dry and damaged skin as below: 
  1. Flaky
  2. Itchy
  3. Uneven
  4. Scratched 
  5. Rouge
  6. Cracked 
  7. Stressed
  8. Dull 
  9. Peeling 
  10. Tight 

Containing 100 X* Concentrated Vitamin E and Grape Seed Extract, it repairs your dry and damaged skin the most efficient and natural way. With SPF 25 and PA ++, it not only supplies skin with moisture, at the same time it protects against the harmful sun rays like UVA and UVB. Yay to body lotion with SPF!! I just need to slather this on and get the benefits of a moisturizing lotion AND a sunblock! Totally killing two birds with one stone.



The extra light and non-sticky serum formula absorbs fast into your skin. 
I love how this body serum from NIVEA is light and non-sticky which allows for quick absorption. You can see the difference when comparing to one of the regular lotions sitting in my cupboard, it is of a heavier texture and application is not as smooth. 
Ladies, you know when you see fish-scale like texture on your legs, it's time to gain back the moisture you lost! I believe office ladies are more prone to dry skin as long hours in air-conditioned offices do take a toll on us and we tend to neglect the body when we pay more attention to our facial care. It's time to invest in a bottle of NIVEA Body Intensive Moisture Serum, the product which comes with SPF25 also helps to shield you from the sun when you head out for lunch, so convenient! 
 

The body serum is indeed effective because within only 24 hours from application, I could see my skin condition improve. It became noticeably softer, smoother and more supple!  
 Just one application has made such visible difference to one's skin, think about how much more it can do with continuous usage!
I'm not waiting to find out, you shouldn't too!


As we age, our skin is at the mercy of many forces. The sun and the weather to name a few. And I didn't used to bother much about my body's skincare as I thought the daily shower does good enough a job but boy am I wrong. And it wasn't until a friend who commented on my scaly legs that made me realize how much I've neglected my body. 
Well, no more of that! Here's to taking the step out to getting supple and fresh-looking skin! 


Till then..

Friday, August 15, 2014

KOSÉ ESPRIQUE

Hey y'all! 
Today I'm here to share with you all the latest addition to my makeup stash, KOSÉ ESPRIQUE Bright lasting rouge in 3 new bold and vibrant shades.
 It's an all-on-one lipstick that provides serum, concealer and vivid color effects. 
Lipsticks are a must to complete my look daily, they help to bring out the mood I'm channelling for the day be it preppy, sultry or cheery. 
They definitely give a refreshing final touch before I head out!

And these are the 3 colors only exclusive to KOSÉ Southeast Asia, 
From left, Cherry Red RD490, Vivid Orange OR290 & Exotic Pink PK890

Aren't these colors already a joy to look at? And the quilted design gives a classy feel to the product appearance, a plus point!
Here's how I matched the colors to my look during my Aussie trip last week!

If you're into K-dramas, I'm sure the same person comes to mind when it comes to orange lipsticks lately :p 
Finalizing my cheon song-yi inspired look with her signature orange lips with KOSÉ VIVID ORANGE.
Amazed at how intense and bright the color is with just one single stroke! 
There's also the Shine effect that creates a film on the lips that captures moisture from the ambient air and gives a great shine.



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On another day, wearing CHERRY RED on me. Every color is so packed with pigment!


The 'Vivid gel coat ingredient' creates a strong gel film when it comes in contact with moisture in the lips, also toning out the dullness in lip color, imparting the rouge's color as it is onto the lips.

I'm not usually one to go with red lips but after this I'm pretty much a convert  ;)






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Puckering up with EXOTIC PINK. Major love to all these colors for brightening up my entire look the whole trip. The colors are also long lasting so reapplication was kept to a minimal, spared from the hassle of retouching every few hours!






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Comparing my current favourite lippie before I was introduced to KOSE ESPRIQUE. As you can see, I absolutely love the vibrant colour of brand X however it's exceptionally dry and is creating more visible lines on my lips as thou it's going to crack anytime.
As I mentioned, KOSÉ ESPRIQUE Bright Lasting Rouge works as an all-in-one lipstick that provides serum, concealer and vivid color effects. The beauty serum effect provides lips with hydration, prevents chapping, dryness and moisture from escaping.
With that, I no longer need to worry about dry chapped lips anymore!




Another favorite other than the lipstick would be the ESPRIQUE Rouge Stay Magic. It features a lasting just-applied "color, shine and hydration" look. 
This non-sticky liquid essence has a color transfer prevention formula, so the color stays on all day too, just like the Bright Lasting Rouge!
RO632 / RD433 / BE332
My only concern from now is on which to choose to wear out everyday, heh.


A lil something for you readers!
Quote my name at Metro Paragon or Robinsons JEM KOSÉ counters and get a 3pc skincare sample kit for FREE!
It consists of:
INFINITY Pure advance deep clear mask 8g
INFINITY Pure advance clear up wash 10g
INFINITY Pure advance eye cream(4pc laminate)
*while stocks last*

Also, 
Purchase any new ESPRIQUE lip color at any KOSÉ counter island wide and you'll receive a free compact mirror!


Time to go get pretty girls!

Read more about KOSÉ and ESPRIQUE here!
Instagram: @kosesg


Till then..