Friday, December 18, 2015

December deals @ The DRx Group

Counting down 7 more days to Christmas! 
I'm getting anxious here because I haven't done any proper Xmas shopping yet. Sucks to be bed ridden for the past few days, coughing non stop and having on and off headache. Am finally feeling better today but I'm so not ready to squeeze in the weekend crowd in town. So I guess I'd go for some online shopping instead and hope that the goodies will reach me by Xmas day. Even if it's late, there's 12 days of Xmas. I'm sure my friends will understand heh. 

I received the mailer from DRx a few days back and thought I really should share these awesome deals from them! 

Here are the 4 different gift set that's available for this month!
Set A ($68) - Foaming Clenser + Toner 
This is the duo I have been using for years ever since I'm introduced to DRx as a paying customer. I love the new packaging of this duo, especially the new pump of the cleanser. 

Set B ($148) - Soap Free Cleanser + Intensive Moisturizer

Set C ($230) - Rejuvenator + Eye Serum 
This is the perfect gift for ladies who spends a lot of time dealing with their eye bag and dark eye circles. I myself haven't tried their eye serum but have heard so much about it. It's $44 cheaper than what's retailing so do grab this chance to purchase it! 

Set D ($230) 4 Non-tinted Sunscreen / 2 Non-tinted Sunscreen + 2 warm natural Sunscreen
I must say this is a very good gift this Xmas because every girl needs a good sunblock in their life. And if you have following my DRx journey closely, DRx's sunscreen is my first and definitely my last sunscreen of my life. This sunscreen is the improved formula with 20 more spf than the one I own. And since this set comes in x4 sunscreen, you can actually split and gift this to 4 girlfriends. Isn't this an awesome and time saving gift? ;)

 GST waiver, need I say more??

Omg can someone get this for me for Xmas pretty please? I need this travel set so bad. You know how we travel quite often for work and I really hate packing and pouring these products into small bottles. This NEW travel set is really the best thing I saw in the mailer!

And that's why they say good things must share. 
This share-with -your-friend deal is SOOOO attractive! Simply refer a friend to DRx, your friend get to enjoy 50% off O2 Plus rejuvenating facial + atoxelene infusion while you get to choose that TRAVEL KIT / $188 credit!!

Oh yes I am still receiving emails on the price list of the individual products, now that the DRx website is up. All the prices are stated there, so happy shopping!
Do remember to quote my name when making appointment over the phone for more waivers and perks :) 
Read my previous few post on DRx by clicking on DRx on the left labels for more details. 

Till then..

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Xmas gifts ideas by philosophy

It's one more month to Christmas, my favorite festive season! 
The perfect time to have a get-together with friends to eat, drink and make merry~ 
It's also the season of giving, which means lots of present exchanges are starting to get on. I love shopping, but don't we all have those times when we run out of ideas on what special gifts to gift our friends and loved ones? If you're like me, in need of a gift idea reboot, you're gonna love what I'll be introducing next! 
Received these philosophy gift sets and got really excited even before I opened them up, just looking at the packaging has got me into my christmassy mood, heh. And if you have a budget to meet, these gifts should set you just about straight ;)


First up, this is the gift set I would recommend best, either to pamper yourself or to gift a wonderful friend. most wonderful things gift set includes : 

  • purity made simple, 90ml
  • microdelivery peel mask, 30ml
  • microdelivery peel activator, 30ml
  • time in a bottle, 30ml
  • time in a bottle for eyes, 2ml

philosophy recommends a simple 3-step skincare regime to give skin the nourishment it needs to reveal your most beautiful and healthy-looking skin.
cleanse, peel and treat! - it’s that simple!

First up, cleansing!

Purity made simple; simple one-step facial cleanser 3-in-1 approach to cleansing. It gently cleanses, tones and melts away all face and eye makeup in one simple step. Skin will be left feeling perfectly clean, comfortable and balanced.
Unlike other 3-in-1 cleansers, this didn't feel tight on my skin after use!
Second step: peel 
Daily exfoliation and a gentle peel weekly will remove dead skin and dullness and improve skin’s ability to be nourished :)
Thoroughly enjoyed slapping on tons of peptides and vitamin C on my skin with the 2 step microdelivery peel below. If you don't know what's peptides, they're actually the building blocks of protein, functioning as moisture-binding agents to help our skin repair itself. Food for our skin yum!


Here's how to use it:
Step one: Take a teaspoon amount of the vitamin c/peptide resurfacing crystals and apply over clean dry skin. Crystals should form while massaging over your face in circular motion. continue for 60 seconds. If you have sensitive skin, do remember to use less pressure over your skin.

Step two: Apply a generous amount of the lactic/salicylic acid activating gel in palm and massage the gel into fingertips. Then apply on top of the crystals from Step one. You should feel a warm sensation, which indicates activation, and white foam will appear. Leave it on for 2-3 minutes for your skin to absorb the Vitamin C and peptides, followed by rinsing it off.

During the 2-3 minute leave on period, depending on your skin, you can massage the foam for further exfoliation or let it sit if you have sensitive skin.
I really love the citrus scent of the two step microdelivery peel, not to worry, it isn't too overwhelming and it's easily removed once I rinsed my face with running water :)
Last step: treat 
Finally, treat the skin with serums so it most effecitvely receives the nourishment it needs!

Time in a bottle; transforms your skin inside and out at any age by targeting the source of aging: your skin's DNA.This age-defying serum transform your skin inside and out, helping it appear more radiant, poreless and wrinkle-free.
Yes wrinkle free, just what I needed especially when I recently hit mid twenties! Each one of these will be perfect as a gift, even better when it comes in a set! 

This is to be used in the morning and/or evening, after cleansing, followed by moisturizing.
On your first use, pour the entire vial of high-potency vitamin c8 activator into the serum, and fasten the pump to the bottle.
Shake for about 20 seconds and the serum will turn light pink, and we're all ready to transform our skin! For optimal results, it's recommended to use within 3 months after mixing.
most wonderful things set: SGD129

Next up, snowlace duo consisting of snowlace shower gel and body lotion set.
  • One bottle combination shower gel and bubble bath, 8oz
  • One bottle body lotion, 8oz

Dont you just adore the packaging? Plus this gift set is totally value for money because...
...the shower gel featured actually multitasks as a shampoo and bubble bath too, how unique!
This award winning formula leaves your skin and hair feeling soft and lightly scented. Did I mention that the lotion is extremely lightweight? It leaves my skin feeling silky soft and absorbs really well. So glad the bottle of snowlace body lotion works perfect for me!

Love this!
snowlace set: SGD48, each bottle 240ml

 The 3in1 multitasking formula also comes in iced orchid and candy cane.

 If you're a fan of peppermint scent, I'd recommend you give the candy cane a try. I seriously cannot decide which is my favourite among these three!

 iced orchid, shimmering snowlace and candy cane shower gel: SGD38 each, 480ml

This amazing grace gift set is my favourite among the lot! Not being biased because of its pink packaging but because it's the combination of all of my favorite things.
From left to right: shampoo, bath & shower gel 240ml, the best selling and award-winning fragrance amazing grace 60ml, and the whipped body creme 120ml SGD 88
Don't you think this is the perfect gift set to your sisters/girlfriends? I'd really love to receive this pretty gift set during a gift exchange if I don't have it already!
For little gifts, philosophy also has these products packed in ornament size, how cute is it!
They also come with a gift tag for easy gift giving. I can totally imagine hanging all these on the x'mas tree at home! I'm so going to replace all the jingleballs with them heh :)


purity ornament: SGD17, 90ml

And lastly, it's the mini sized fragrance spray, amazing grace.
Isn't this the prettiest packaging ever? This is seriously too hard to resist, and it's only 15ml so you can actually bring it around wherever you go :) 
It has this clean floral scent that is just right for my sensitive nose. You need to try it for your own! 

in the end it all comes down to one word. grace
amazing grace ornament: SGD26, 15ml

I hope I've helped you picked an idea or two for your gifts, if not, you might want to scroll up and read again heh. Christmas is just around the corner, time to get your shopping on! Better start early than be a last minute Larry~ 
All these goodies can be found at Ngee Ann City Boutique #b2-03A and all Sephora outlets so no excuses!
Once again, big thankyou philosophy for sending these awesome gifts my way!

Till then..

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Hello new earphones - sp

Hello from me and my new earphones! 
I've always been hearing from friends about their problems with earphones and the frustration of buying a new pair every few months. So here I am introducing Sudio from Sweden and why you should invest on a good pair of earphones from Sudio. 

I always thought earphones are packed in those transparent plastic casing with just a huge label sticker placed across, so when I received this I was definitely impressed by how pretty the packaging was! 
 Yes first impression counts and Sudio definitely got my vote for their classy and quality packaging. 

VASA was a love at sight but I am already eyeing on the wireless one haha
VASA has a full-feature 3-button remote and mic for both Android and iOS. 
What's in the box :

  • VASE earphones with 4 pairs of extra sleeves
  • Manual & Quality Assurance Card
  • Genuine Leather Carry Case
  • Metal Clip

Sudio definitely lived up to their name of having elegant products with studio quality sound and exquisite quality. The boyfriend put it on and was saying how he can use it whenever we bicker because he totally couldnt hear anything else when it's plugged in hahaha. Try it for yourself!
Since Xmas is round the corner and if you're cracking your head on what affordable unisex gift to get for your gift exchange, why not choose Sudio? The best part is, FREE SHIPPING to Singapore, yay! 
Quote jolenezhou for 15% off, only valid till the end of December so act fast :)

Till then..

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Impromptu getaway to Infinity Residences @ Koh Samui

Just got back from Koh Samui not long ago and cant believe I'm already blogging about the trip. Well truth is because I'm on full shift at Boufe right now and have so much time to spare haha

Koh Samui is an island in Thailand which is not too heavily commercialized compared to Phuket/Krabi. Perhaps it's because there isnt any budget flights flying there now. And guess what, we bought our tickets for a whooping six hundred bucks two weeks before the trip. 100% overpriced for a 1hr 45mins flight isnt it?
It would be perfect if we could travel to Bkk for 2 days and take a ferry to Koh Samui for 3 days. The price would be much cheaper this way but unfortunately we didnt had the time to do so.

The comfy airport outfit; wearing Buckled A-line Skirt in rose (s)

Took an evening flight and after travelling for 30mins from the airport, we finally checked in to Infinity Residences and Resort.
We booked a 2 bedroom suite and it came with an infinity pool all to ourselves and an absolutely gorgeous sea view. I love how it's so spacious and modern without losing the resort feel. I'm not too sure if it's because we came during the monsoon season but we didnt see many guests around during our stay. The only downside about this resort is that it is situated above a mountain which made travelling really troublesome. We had to take a 10min shuttle service up and down the mountain whenever we are heading out. But with that, we get greeted to a stunning view everyday.
Other than this, I seriously can't find another else to pick on.

House tour!


We were abit unsure how our stay would turn out actually. We were kinda skeptical about pictures vs real life now after getting punked by our BnB stay previously in Taiwan.
But boy were we sold when we set foot into our home for the next 5 days. And the morning view was stunning, it rendered us speechless for a while when we woke up at 7am, messy hair and squinty eyes staring at this unreal view,


Wearing Aria D-ring Playsuit white (xs), this is prolly my favoritest tube romper by Ohvola. I love the fit and how it sits perfectly, the best part is the white isnt sheer at all :)

 What's a beach holiday without getting grilled corn by the sea!
We were scouting the whole beach for the best grilled corn, explains why the 4 of us only had one corn in hand hahaha

Visited Chaweng Walking St in search of a good dinner spot. But this place was just lined with seafood stalls offering similar menus and pushcarts selling touristy stuff.

But this pancake truck parked right outside the CWS totally made all of that worth it. The chocolate banana pancake was so good we had a second go at it ;)

This Central Festival totally reminded me of Greenwich at YCK road. Looks like it isnt it?
It's prolly the biggest and newest shopping mall we can find in Koh Samui. They have starbucks, some restaurants, a huge supermarket and roxy/ripcurl etc.

All dressed up for the special night, wearing Ballerina Dreams Maxi Dress (xs).
Prior to the trip, we planned outfits and said we will be going for some fine dining during a night so we need to pack something nice to wear and obviously, Geraldine didn't realize anything. The good thing about her is that she is very easy going, so the proposal went by really smooth.

Pretended we had a reservation and got served to our seats, dining under the stars, while unsuspecting Geraldine still had no clue the proposal was closing in on her.

Completed the night with these complimentary sky lanterns from Hansar Samui.

So this getaway was more of a 'mission' trip because my girlfriend of a decade got hitched! Cheng actually flew down on the third day just to propose! They got to know each other through Sean and have been dating for 8 years. Cheng is definitely one lucky guy to be able to find a girl who loves to game as much as him. This one-of-a-kind silent couple games 24/7 on their phones and when they converse, it's all about the games they play. It seriously annoys me when Sean uses his phone all the time whenever we are out in the past. So yeah they complete each other and I'm really happy for the both of them :)

Went googling for 'Best cafe in Koh Samui' and this came out. The reviews said they serve the best Thai ice milk tea. Funny how it was so hard to find anywhere that sells this, we asked around and we always got directed to 7-11s instead of a drink stall/shop. But it was a pleasant surprise because we all preferred the 7-11 ones compared to this. Cute cafe nonetheless and coincidentally we all wore white that day.

And we spent the rest of the evening at this beautiful spot by the beach called Coco Tam's.


On our last day, we woke up earlier to explore the resort grounds while Cheng the butler made breakfast for us. We then lazed around till it was time to hit the airport, and almost missed our flight because we were on sloth mode.
Our entire trip happened with no itinerary planned at all except for proposal night. We woke up whenever we wanted to, head out whenever we were hungry, and had junk food and what not every night for supper. To me, the best plan to make during a vacation like this, is to not have one at all.

Till then...