Get Beautiful, Silky Smooth Skin With SilkBath Botanics



Some things, we remember for life. Like that time when I fell into a drain and my mother laughed until she cried; when The Boyfriend of 10 years proposed; and when the same Boyfriend of 10 years said I smelt of curry.

Yes, you read correctly, CURRY. Pfft!

Now, now, I love my curries – Chinese, Malay, Indian, Japanese, Thai, but to be told I SMELL like I just had a curry bath really stank (literally)!

He probably asked it like this:


“Mode… hmmm… how come there’s a curry smell around you?”


But I heard it loud and clear as this:




That bottle of shower foam never saw the light of day again.

I wish I’d gotten acquainted with SilkBath much earlier, from the time it was first launched in 2005. But now I’ve got the chance! WOOHOO! Introducing the new SilkBath Botanics!



The new packaging appeals to me so much more, from the pretty pastel shades to the botanical illustrations.


I’m so happy to bid adios to shower foams that dry up my skin, smell like hospitals or leave an oily veil that make me conscious of getting near people lest they brush against my greasy skin.

Say goodbye to harsh chemicals and HELLO! to a special blend of natural ingredients including Pure Argan Oil, Silk, Botanical Extracts and Natural Moisturising Factors (NMF) found in SilkBath! This unique formulation is coined Moisture Aid+.

When the structure of the outer layer of our skin is intact, our skin stays healthy – skin tightness, cracking, scaling and flaking are reduced.

NMF components mimic the structure and function of healthy skin, and maintain adequate skin hydration. Without NMF, water content in the outer layer would soon evaporate and the skin would become dry and cracked.

SilkBath Botanics shower foams defy dryness by being infused with NMF that allow our skin’s natural barrier defence to repair and regenerate itself despite being subjected to environmental distress, aging, diet, and long hours in air-conditioned places.

NMF in SilkBath is awesome because it:

–       Provides skin hydration retention 5 TIMES LONGER

–       Provides Skin Elasticity Retention 2 TIMES LONGER

–       Is the STRONGEST moisturizer available


Have you spotted the SilkBath posters at MRT stations, on buses and bus interchanges? 😀


SilkBath Ultra Nourish Cherry Blossom


The design on the Ultra Nourish Cherry Blossom bottle was what made me reach out to try it first.

Some shower foams made for dry skin might over-compensate with harsh moisturizers and leave those with normal skin with an oily after-wash feel.


Bun Bun is TWO! + Huge Birthday Giveaway!


If there ever was a self-nominated award for ‘Worst Mother of the Century’, I would vote for myself 600 times a day and bag the title.

I was giving myself a pat on the back for planning in advance the second anniversary giveaway for Bun Bun Makeup Tips. The birthday month was May, and now’s only mid April. I thought of when to write the post, what about, and what to include in the giveaway.

(Read: Story of Bun Bun)

Just for reminiscence I searched for the first anniversary giveaways – Part 1, Part 2.

To my utter shock, it was dated March. MARRRRCHHH!!! HOI! Juli, what were you thinking? Not May, MARCH!

*slaps forehead

I want to take this opportunity to thank all my loyal readers for staying with me from when I first started till where I am more comfortable in the blogging world now, and all my new readers for choosing to continue reading my blog. There are millions of blogs out there and to earn a pocket of your time on my blog makes me truly thankful. I really wouldn’t have had such an amazing journey if I didn’t have all of your love and support.

Without further ado, let me make up for this embarrassing boo-boo with the giveaway for the blog’s second anniversay. (I put in even MORE goodies after I realized my silly mistake. LOL!)

This giveaway will run for TWO WEEKS so you can share on Facebook as often as you like!

Total value = approx SGD 176.00 😀

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Basically I’ve got your whole face and body covered. Haha! There’s a cleanser, sunscreen, eyeshadows to choose from, eyeliner, mascara, blush, lipgloss, body moisturizer, and The Brush Guard to protect your makeup brushes.

Here are more pictures! The Laura Gellar Eyeshadow looks absolutely gorgeous. ^_^


Note: Laura Geller Baked Marble Eyeshadow – Moonstone/Blue Heaven, Melvita Moisturizing Rose Nectar Cream (sample), and Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara (sample) are courtesy of The Brush Guard can be found at Doll To Doll Cosmetics.


  • Giveaway will end on 10 May 2013 at 12:01am EST
  • This contest is open to all users where legal (yes, wherever you are!)
  • 1 eligible winner will be randomly selected after contest closes
  • Results will be announced via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Winner has up to 48 hours to claim prize
  • If winner fails to claim within 48 hours, an alternative winner may be selected


  • You have up to NINE chances of winning if you participate in all the methods of entry above
  • The last method will give you 3 additional chances (remember to leave your post URL so that we can track)



Good luck!! ^_^*


Doll To Doll’s First Month Anniversary Giveaway

Heyyyyy!!! We all managed to survive the Mayan Apocalypse! The world survives predicted doomsday!! *double pumps fists into air

(Seriously, what did you do on predicted doomsday? The Boyfriend and I went to AMK Hub to shop for a bit, posted packages, had chicken chop for dinner, and I came home to watch TV. So very ordinary. Lol)

How else to celebrate continuation of the human race than have a giveaway?

HAHAHA! Okie, the real truth is that Doll To Doll is one month old and we’re celebrating it with you by hosting a giveaway! =)

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You stand to win the Sigma Synthetic Sigmax Duo (WORTH S$59.80!) containing Sigma Beauty’s two best-selling brushes – F82 and F84.

The Sigma F82 Round Kabuki is perfect for liquid and cream foundation and mineral powder application. The F84 Angled Kabuki can be used to apply cream and regular blush; this brush is also great for contouring and highlighting the face.


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I’m not trying to jinx ourselves, but honestly speaking, the business is still in its infancy therefore your chances of actually winning this contest is SUPER HIGH. Haha!

Good luck to you! ^_^*



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Bun Bun’s First Birthday + Giveaway: You Deserve Part II

Hola! Thanks to all who participated in Part I of Bun Bun’s 1st birthday giveaway! She told me she’s very happy that more people know about her now. 😀

And according to Part I’s requirement where at least 200 entries must be received, Part 2 giveaway has been unlocked!

Here’s what I think 97.28% of you are lemming for:

Seriously, I think I can just leave the prize as the much-loved L’Oreal Color Infallible Emerald Lame and this giveaway will receive just as many responses as this set of prize. Lol. But Bun Bun told me birthdays are special and our readers must be rewarded for their loyal readership, and so that they know how much we love them!

The Brush Guard is one of my favorite items too. I started off with this Variety Pack (read: The Brush Guard review), and subsequently bought the Blush Pack and Eyeshadow Pack. They keep my brushes well-shaped! And you can’t go wrong with Kate and elf.

Commenting how BBMT has impacted your life will earn you 2 points, and blogging about this giveaway (and how awesome BBMT is at the same time lol) will earn you 3.

Well, go on! Fight for Emerald Lame! Get your claws out sista!!!


Bun Bun’s First Birthday + Giveaway!

When the clock strikes midnight, I’d love to tickle her tummy, rub her behind the ears, put her chubby cheeks in my mouth and whisper in her ear “Happy birthday my dearest, you made it to a year.”

Well, if only Bun Bun were real, that is.

However, I don’t think I’d like to wish that she were real – like in flesh and blood – I would totally freak out. @_@”

About one year ago, went live. I say ‘about’ because I can’t remember when exactly. The first post was published on 21 February 2011 and I didn’t have Bun Bun as my blog mascot until much later (the Bun Bun image at the bottom of that first post was included later).

So Bun Bun’s birthday is really… arbitrary. Hoho. I thought 3rd March would be a nice date since it’s easy for me to remember and also because my birthday is on 3rd July. Three is a lucky number. When we take pictures we always say ‘1, 2, 3!’, and we have Three Little Pigs, and Three Blind Mice, and Three Billy Goats Gruff, and Three Musketeers…….

The house style and editorial voice of my Bun Bun blog was set somewhere in late September 2011, after the launch of the current blog design. It took me a while to find my voice and identity, and stand out from the very crowded (but awesome) beauty and makeup community.

At the start, I wasn’t worried so much that I would run out of topics to blog about, but more that nobody would read what I write. Haha. Come on, let’s be honest, we all put our face (and sometimes our soul) out there because we want to share and have people communicating with us based on what we write. Nobody wants to write for nobody forever. For a few of months, I was super lonely but I kept going.

When my friends asked ‘How do you always find something to write?”, I realized that I never stopped having ideas. You should check out my backlog of product reviews, man. I’m buying faster than I’m reviewing.

Hundreds of posts later (that averages to about 3 posts per week – fair enough), I still love what I’m doing and am thankful for what the beauty community has given – the making of new friends, online and in person, and knowing that other bloggers also say ‘blogging can be lonely’ somewhat makes me feel less lonely.

Thank you so much, each of you.

So come, come, celebrate with me. To all my readers, those who’ve been with me from the start to those newly acquired, here’s Bun Bun’s first birthday giveaway!

There will be TWO GIVEAWAYS; the second one very much dependent on the first giveaway’s response. If there are at least 200 entries in this giveaway then the second giveaway will be ‘unlocked’. Lol. Some of my super duper favorite things are in this giveaway, some in the second (hint: L’OREAL COLOR INFALLIBLE EYESHADOW EMERALD LAME (You need Emerald Lame, girl! :D).


Winners for Giveaway: Best Makeup Brush Cleanser Daiso Detergent

Thank you everyone for participating in the giveaway!

And here are the 3 lucky winners who have each won 2 bottles of the Daiso makeup brush cleanser!


  • Giveaway will end 23 October 2011 at 12:01am EST
  • Up to 7 entries per person
  • This contest is open to all users where legal
  • 3 eligible winners will be randomly selected after contest closes
  • Results will be announced within 48 hours of the giveaway
  • Winners have up to 48 hours to respond
  • If winner fails to claim within 48 hours, an alternative winner may be selected


Teigh, Diana Nguyen, Sarah, I will contact you guys for your address soon!



Bun Bun & Juli

Giveaway: Best Makeup Brush Cleanser Daiso Detergent. 3 Winners!


To commemorate the successful revamp of my blog design, I have decided to give away 6 bottles of a product I love very much because it has improved my life tremendously.

Oh, it’s nothing really, just the BEST MAKEUP BRUSH CLEANSER, ever.

You can read about the awesomeness of the Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge in these articles:

Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge: Tutorial

Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge: Review

I know that the Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge is not available in many parts of the world, and it being such an awesome product, would be a waste not to share it with you guys! THREE lucky readers (you there, you over there, and you) will win 2 bottles of the Daiso Detergent for Puff and Sponge each.

This giveaway is open to anyone in the world (that’s the whole point, right). The shipping charges are going to cost me wayyyy more than the products, but never mind! I really want you guys to have them! Great things must be shared! =D