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Nivea Fragrance-Free Facial Cleansing Wipes For Sensitive Skin: A Backstage Necessity

Have you been to a fashion show before?

These are the things that people are most excited about:

Hair and makeup

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(GORGEOUS!)

Models getting ready to go on stage

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They strut their stuff

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They do the final walk out together

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The esteemed designer takes the walk of honor

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(Karl Lagerfeld’s 2014 Spring-Summer Haute Couture collection for CHANEL, held January 21st at the Grand Palais in Paris. Don’t think I don’t keep up with fashion trends just because I’m a beauty blogger hor. Hahaha. I absolutely LOVE this collection for its clean lines, fitted cuts, feminine lines, and eclectic embellishments.)

 

Everyone claps and leaves.

What happens then?

Have you ever wondered?

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What happens backstage,

To the models?

Away from the blinding stage lights, down the flight of stairs lit by florescent bulbs, navigating through a maze of laminated corridors, into a sea of garment, sequins, hair sprays and stilettos, the model charges towards her seat and into her bag reaches for the one thing that puts a stop to the day’s work.

Ah, found it! In her hand, a pack of FACIAL CLEANSING WIPES.

At the end of the day, it’s another show over. Models want to remove their wigs and makeup quickly and retire for the day.

I haven’t been to a Chanel Fashion Show, but I guess this is what happens backstage.

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We’re not all models and celebrities, but we do still wear makeup, don’t we?

There’s nothing more satisfying than a splash of water, but when we don’t have the time or tools to properly wash our faces with cleanser and water, cleansing wipes save the day!

NIVEA Facial Cleansing Wipes

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For over 100 years, NIVEA has constantly provided high quality products at affordable prices. I’m sure every household has a little NIVEA-something. :)

NIVEA Facial Cleansing Wipes are perfect for those of us who are too tired/lazy/drunk/don’t have access to clean water to clean our faces before bed. For people who are traveling, hitting the gym or those with oily, acne-prone, or sensitive skin, using a wipe to remove grime on the skin is better than doing nothing.

Seriously, it’s the ONE STEP that decides if you are going to have clogged pores and dirty pillow cases or not!

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Bizzare Dreams: Snakes, Exams, Crazy Boss

There are two types of dreams – the aspiration/ambition kind, and those you have during sleep.

I love daydreaming and believe it’s the doorway to creativity. Letting my mind wander, imagining myself to be in another time and space, it’s therapeutic escapism.

But I’d like to keep dreaming to just my waking life, that’s why it’s called DAYdream. I don’t like to NIGHTdream. I feel that dreaming is a waste of time and discounts the quality of my sleep.

Recently, I’ve been having dreams I NEVER had in my life.

Dream #1: Squeezed By A Python

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(A poorly photoshopped image of me as python prey which makes zero sense because it means I have nothing below my torso. HAHAHAHA!!!)

This post was in draft mode all these while until this crazy dream I had this morning. I saw in my dream a PYTHON in the sink of my parents’ home and it RESPONDED to the name ‘Mango’. ‘Mango’ is the name of Mr Mode’s toy poodle. =_=

Maybe I am a descendent of Slytherin and can speak Parseltongue.

We have a blue basin back home, which made the sickening colors of the python even more contrasting and intimidating.

I called it, and its slit eyes on a little menacing head popped up from within the basin.

Then I dreamt that I dreamt that the snake slid toward and wrapped itself around me in a life-threatening embrace.

(That wasn’t a typo, it’s Inception.)

My mum went to get a chopper and….. *HATAAAK!!!* suddenly I awoke.

Dream #2: Exam Stress

The last time I had an exam was 5 years ago, in 2009. At the end of the paper, I took a moment to soak in the momentary liberation, in knowing I never have to take an exam again. (Of course, there are other tests in life, but you know what I mean – the school kind of exam.)

Just 2 weeks ago, I started to have exam dreams.

One time I dreamt that I was late for an exam, another time I dreamt I had completely forgotten I had an exam, and yet another time I dreamt I could not finish my paper.

My heart was pounding, I could feel my brows furrowing, and suddenly my eyes flew open in shock.

Even though it’s a huge relief upon realization that it’s nothing (or is it?) but a fleeting dream, horrifying was the reality of my heart racing and mind under immense stress.

I woke up feeling like I didn’t sleep at all. Spent the whole night in an exam dream and woke up to reality with a head the weight of a boulder.

Dream #3: Lost My Job

One day before my encounter with the snake, I lost my job. Both dreams.

I was in an unfamiliar environment, about to enter a meeting room, and this faceless lady who supposedly was my new boss, told me in her shrill voice “Sometimes I work until 1.30AM”. She wasn’t very friendly.

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Estée Lauder Perfect Duo – Inspired By Our Love Story

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Imagine us in these scenarios:

  1. Sharing a kiss with the Eiffel Tower and crimson sun setting in the background, a trip he planned for my birthday
  2. Spending our nth year anniversary on a lavishly decorated picnic mat under a shady tree, nibbling on cranberry scones and sipping tea
  3. Producing the most enviable vocal harmonies while looking into each other’s eyes

Then imagine none of them. HAHAHAHA.

Before Mr Mode proposed, I kept watching those OTT, mastermind proposals on YouTube. You know, those with at least 100 people dancing and singing in a staged surprise, complete with laser lights and dancing fountains, those that left me in awe and disbelief with the amount of time and money the man pumped in to produce the perfect, romantic proposal.

I thought of my boring then-boyfriend……………. and sighed.

I worried that we wouldn’t go far because the common advice is that a couple ought to have some common interests and we had/have none. Additionally, we are so different in almost every conceivable way – in the way we make decisions, how we react in situations, our likes and dislikes, our hobbies.

But can I tell you something, my friends?

After 15 years of courtship and 1 month of married life, I realized being so different is what makes our relationship so fun and entertaining.

Not a single day goes by without us breaking into stitch-inducing laughter; we laugh with and AT each other when either does something silly; I am completely at ease and myself when I’m with him. His arms are my cradle when I fall, and no matter how hard the situation is, he never lets go.

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We are different but COMPATIBLE.

We have nothing in common but CHEMISTRY.

They say the real test comes after the wedding, after all the glitter and sparkle have settled, after the crowd has left and it’s just the two of you.

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The perfect, romantic man isn’t the one who takes out all his guns to give you the perfect proposal or wedding.

It’s the one who takes the initiative to clear your dustbin so that you won’t accidentally kick it and trip over spilled trash, the one who listens instead of talk, the one who kisses you before leaving the house and again when he comes home, the one who gives you massages until his hands ache, the one who tells you you’re beautiful even when you have no makeup on and are dressed in pyjamas with holes.

Most importantly, it’s the one who tells you he’ll go through your darkest times with you.

It’s our differences and the precious chemistry we share that make our life together so thrilling, rich, and long-lasting. He makes the other half of our Perfect Duo.

50 years later, I’d still choose him all over again. :)

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the video! You would make me very happy (and encourage Mr Mode to take more pictures with me BAHAHA) by voting for our little love story on Her World Plus. By voting for me, you stand to win yourself an exclusive Estée Lauder Beauty Pack too!

 

VOTE FOR MR & MRS MODE ❤

 

The reason for sharing my little story today was because I recently found a pair of skincare products from Estée Lauder that work together like a Perfect Duo. This Perfect Duo tops the class in terms of COMPATIBILITY and CHEMISTRY, and this magical combination reminded me of us. :)

Many products are compatible, meaning they can be applied atop or underneath one another, but RARE is when two products can work together to create a synergistic repair for your skin.

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Estée Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion

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The Estée Lauder Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion delivers serum-like properties in a watery lotion to address the multiple signs of aging.

So is it a serum, toner, or lotion?

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My First Video Makeup Tutorial: For Eczema & Psoriasis

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“Where can I find your makeup tutorial videos?”

That would be the most popular question I’ve received in my blogging career.

Each time, I’ve had to politely reply that I do not have any, simply because I am unable to handle the nurturing of another social media channel on top of what I currently manage – Blog, Instagram, Facebook.

Truth is — I AM SHY. SHY. SHY. No, really! You can’t say I’m a natural at this. XD

Perhaps I’ve grown older and my hide has become thicker HAHAHA, and but also since I’ve received a lot of requests on how I’ve been taking care of my skin and the products I use to cover my blemises after the terrible facial scare, that I decided,

“If not now,

Then when?”

So I made the first step forward and here’s my VERY FIRST MAKEUP TUTORIAL ON VIDEO!

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Excuse me if my presentation looks too amateur-ish, I tried not to look too much at my script but I kept forgetting my lines (yes, I composed a SCRIPT). And my eyes kept darting all over the place. @_@ LOL!

Alright, now enjoy! :D

Apart from the updates about my recovery journey from the facial incident, I also wrote a detailed post on my updated current skincare regime.

Well, apart from wanting to take a baby step forward to start appearing in moving visual images, another reason I did this was because I feel strongly for people who suffer from skin conditions like eczema, melasma, rosacea, and psoriasis. I HAVE THEM TOO. Not all at once and not all of them –  thankfully – but I do suffer from a few and understand how they (YOU) feel.

Of course, this post is not only for people who suffer from skin conditions, it is also for those who do not.

I used to literally have goosebumps when I see people with a skin condition. I’d think to myself ‘Why doesn’t she see a skin doctor?’, ‘Why would anyone leave the house like that?’.

But I have learnt there could be plenty of reasons why people look… well, different. Remember that people with skin conditions didn’t chose to look like that, they were born this way.

Although the severity of a skin condition changes over time, it is a lifelong condition. A lack of public understanding about skin conditions causes many sufferers to feel isolated and ostracized. If you do a search on the Internet, there are many home remedies, but these are often not proven so just be wary of them. I would advise you to seek professional help, like I did.

Some Skin Conditions

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The skin conditions I’ve shown here are NOT CONTAGIOUS and sufferers CAN lead fulfilling lives. We just need to be more understanding and supportive and make them feel more welcome in society.

 

6_With Wand_120 Makeup Tip: Just because you have a skin condition doesn’t mean that you should stay completely away from makeup. Don’t be afraid to try new things, but be more aware of what we put on our face and body. Check the ingredient list, expiry date and if you can, test it on other parts of your body first.

So remember, you CAN be beautiful even with a skin condition. :)

 

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Bride Guide: 6 Pre-Wedding Treatments Every Bride Should Pamper Herself With

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One of the best things about being married is being able to write and share advice from personal experience with brides-to-be. Heh heh.

It was really tough being a bride-to-be, with endless errands to run; I also wasn’t the best student to tick against a checklist.

General wedding coordination aside, of which my wedding planner Nicolle from BigLittleDetails did an excellent job, I was more of a ‘let’s roll with it’ kind of bride-to-be when it came to prepping MYSELF for the BIG DAY. I had a rough idea of what ought to be done, but because I didn’t want to stress myself out with yet another timeline, I tried to start early.

Most brides handle the bulk of wedding preparations and it can be VERY STRESSFUL, but remember you want to look your best too, so don’t forget to pamper yourself! It’s once in a lifetime, after all! Avoid cramping too many things to do too close to the wedding day as the result would be litany of problems that could have been avoided.

So here are 7 pre-wedding treatments I personally think are most important. :D Contact details and discount codes at the bottom of the post!

Pre-wedding Treatment #1: Trial Makeup & Hair

I must have been asked “Are you going to do your own makeup on your wedding day?” at least a hundred times.

“No”, I replied. It’s my BIG DAY and I didn’t want to stress out trying to create the perfect bridal makeup on myself. Besides, I can’t possibly do my own hair and it’s really silly to get a MUA to do only my hair.

Zennie was recommended by Danny L, and in my opinion, anything that Danny recommends must be UPZ. :)

It’s important to convey the look you are looking for and best if you can show your MUA pictures to support the idea – Pinterest is a great source. Also let your MUA know the location and time of event as these factors will play a part in creating your ideal bridal hair and makeup.

I wanted a more princess-in-a-garden look for the first gown since the lunch session would take place in a beautiful garden. For the second gown which would take place at night in a country club restaurant, we decided to go for a bold, red lip.

This was the trial hair for my second gown. Head piece from Danny’s studio. It ba-da-blinged gorgeously on the wedding day.

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Every bride should go for a trial hair + makeup session. My friend who didn’t have a trial session hated the hairdo she received on the day itself and had to scramble to look for one at the last minute.

It’s also important to look like yourself, only much better. Take photos of yourself from all angles after the trial session to see if it looks good on camera, and let your MUA know if there’s anything you’d like to tone down or tune up.

Pre-wedding Treatment #2: Hair Coloring & Treatment

Unless your current hair style is horrible and you have a dysfunctional relationshipwith your stylist, stick to the one you know can give you the best cut, color, and treatment.

I’ve been with Salon Vim for many happy years and no one else knows my hair better than they do.

I had my hair colored and treated 5 days before the wedding so that the hair color and texture would be in tip-top condition.

Stick to a safe color, like browns and ash. I know pinks and purples might seem very tempting for a young bride who wants to sport a ‘different look’, but trust me, 20 years down the road you’ll be happy you kept it safe.

Pre-wedding Treatment #3: Microdermabrasion & Skincare

I have my current skincare routine in this post if you’d like to check it out. Other than purchasing skincare products from Dr Joyce, I also go to her for Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peel. I’ve done it only twice in a year and for the periods in between, her prescribed skincare have been sufficient to keep my skin in good condition.

I did my second Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peel a month before the wedding, to allow the treatment to work its magic and time for the skin to heal in case of side effects. The only side effects I get are a bit of redness and dryness. They usually subside in a week.

I do not recommend facials, I will never recommend facials in this lifetime. But if you choose to have one, allow 2 weeks for your complexion to settle.

Also, if you have an existing skincare regime that works, stick to it. It’s not worth the curiosity of trying new skincare products and running the risk of sending your skin into shock when it’s so close to your wedding day! No bride wants to be spotty or blotchy!

Pre-wedding Treatment #4: Teeth Whitening

I had my veneers done a year ago at Orchard Scotts Dental by Dr Jerry, and they have been LIFE-CHANGING. The comparison pictures in my posts will give you the full story.

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You can do many things to your face, hair, body, but it’s always the SMILE that makes the biggest difference.

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The veneers are on my upper 8 teeth, and I used a home whitening kit for the lower teeth. I had my tray custom-made at OSD and all I have to do is pump out the gel on the tray and wear it for the night. I wear the tray faithfully every night to minimize teeth grinding.

If you’re going to invest in one cosmetic treatment, make it teeth whitening. However, please get them professionally whitened or at least seek your dentist’s approval if you intend to buy over-the-counter products. Some are able to whiten the teeth simply because the chemicals erode the outer layer of your teeth to reveal the unstained layer beneath it. Overtime, your teeth get thinner and teeth sensitivity is no laughing matter.

Also try to avoid drinking coffee, dark sauces and red wine in the weeks leading up to the big day to reduce teeth staining.

Pre-wedding Treatment #5: IPL Hair Removal

Ever since I started on my Ginza Calla journey to remove all unwanted and unsightly facial and body hair, I’ve begun to appreciate the benefits of being hairless at all the right places. No more grey shadow on the upper lip, no more having to epilate every other day, no more struggling with a very unsexy ‘Southern Bush’.

I chronicled my Ginza Calla journey in these posts, do check them out coz there are discount codes for my readers at the end of each post!

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Pre-wedding Treatment #6: Vocal Lessons

I hope there will be pictures of me singing to my husband on our wedding day! People don’t cringe when I sing, but neither am I a singing superstar. I’m just your average once-in-a-long-while-patronize-Kbox kind of singer. Lol.

A bride’s got a million things to do, so I went for the Hark Music Express Vocal Course and learnt many singing/breathing/presenting techniques in TWO days.

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It was quite an interesting and memorable experience, not only because I felt that I’d improved, but also saw how my course mates improve tremendouly too. There was a guy in class who was really quite bad at first (off pitch, off tempo), but when it came to the final performance on stage in front of our family and friends, HE IMPRESSED. Everyone thought he improved the most and I was personally very touched by his determination to get better at singing – he was always practising during breaks and at every opportunity he could find.

Being given the chance to sing on stage in front of an audience helped prepare me for the surprise I wanted to go my husband on our wedding day. I’m only able to mention this now coz the wedding is finally over. Haha.

Wedding Services Mentioned

Hair & Makeup – Zennie Casann

Gown & Bridal Services – Danny L

Hair Salon – Salon Vim. Get 10% off for chemical treatments when you quote ‘Juli/Bun Bun’

Microdermabrasion & Skincare – Dr Joyce Lim

Teeth Whitening – Orchard Scotts Dental

Hair Removal – Ginza Calla

Vocal Lessons – Hark Music. Quote Bunbun and receive a special discount of $80 for all Hark Music courses.

 

Alright! Let me know if you have any questions and remember to pamper yourself! It’s once-in-a-lifetime! :D

 

 

Biore Micellar Cleansing Water Review: Cleanse Away Your Day For Great Skin

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Let’s do a MAKEUP REMOVAL EXPERIMENT today! :)

But before I start, who is guilty of not removing makeup before bed? I most certainly am not.

No matter how tired I am at the end of the day, I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS make it a point to remove all traces of makeup before I hit the sack. A shower is negotiable, but makeup removal I’ll never skip!

Imagine tossing and turning, and having one-day-old makeup wiping on your pillow case. Unless you stay in a hotel with room service, you don’t change your sheets every day, do you? So the next time you go to bed with clean skin, you’ll be sleeping on a pillow case that’s been dirtied with old makeup stains. Ew!

That’s just how the OCD side of me views it, but if that’s not enough to scare you, here are more negative effects of sleeping with makeup:

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  1. Makeup can clog pores while you sleep, resulting in the development of ACNE
  2. Overnight makeup prevents the skin from recovering itself naturally at night, causing BLACKHEADS, ACNE, DULLNESS
  3. Environmental pollutants stick to the make-up, causing what is known as oxidative stress, where skin is attacked by harmful free radicals. This decreases the production of collagen and promotes WRINKLES
  4. Moisturizer cannot be absorbed into the skin, resulting in DEHYDRATED SKIN and ENLARGED PORES

For every one night you don’t bother, your skin AGES by more than 2 nights. Is it worth skipping one night for?

I know, I know, it can be a real pain sometimes. Reaching home late, exhausted, and the last — the last — thing you want to do is wash your face.

I also know we’ve all had experiences with makeup removers that leave a sticky residue, don’t clean all that properly which translates to more hassle to triple cleanse, or oil-based removers that don’t sit too well with oily and sensitive skin.

All these make makeup removal the last of our priorities. But think of it this way, you spend at least 30 minutes dolling yourself up, surely a couple of minutes isn’t too much to ask for to remove it all, yeah? :)

Let me introduce to you my new best friend – Bioré Micellar Cleansing Water.

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I have oily skin that is high in sensitivity so it’s not easy finding a makeup remover that is mild yet effective enough.

So glad to have found in Biore Micellar Cleansing Water a perfect way to quickly and effectively remove ALL my makeup!

Micellar Water has been a long-time favorite of makeup artists for its efficiency in cleansing skin since they need to quickly remove and create a new look on a fresh canvas. ‘Micellar Water’ is not a household term yet, but I know for sure it’s gonna change! :D

What Is Micellar Water?

Oh, how silly of me. All that chatter about Micellar and not having to rinse your face afterwards, and you probably don’t know what it is in the first place!

Micellar water originated in France and gained its name because of the micelles molecules in its water-like formula. When applied to the skin, these molecules latch onto the dirt, make-up and other impurities sitting on your skin, removing them in an effective and gentle manner.

The Biore Micellar Cleansing Water contains an ultra gentle yet effective makeup removal formula – natural mineral water from Japanese Alps with Micellar Watery Technology, to be exact, for the thorough removal of makeup.

On top of effectively removing makeup, it contains an anti-bacterial formula that helps prevent pimples and outbreaks, and minimizes pores for a clearer and more refined complexion.

Biore Micellar Cleansing Water VS Brand X

Let’s get down to comparing the Biore Micellar Cleansing Water and Brand X!

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As per the instructions, place soaked cotton pad onto closed eyes for 5 seconds before wiping off gently.

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Hair-Free Is Care-Free With Ginza Calla

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Hair, when grown at the right place, is beautiful, sexy, cute.

Judging by the amount of hair on my HEAD, you can probably tell that I have plenty of hair all over my body too. My hair is so thick it generates its own heat and I get mild heat strokes when I’m in the sun for too long. =.=”

Which is not too bad a thing if I were a manly man, but I’m a GIRLY GIRL and I don’t want to be a FUR BALL!!

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Some fur balls are really cute though. :D

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Before IPL, I used to have to shave E-V-E-R-Y-D-A-Y. Then I progressed to epilation, which was kinda better, but of course the hair kept growing back.

Ever since I became Ginza Calla’s brand ambassador and started on IPL Hair Removal treatments, my self shaving sessions have become far and few between. I’m looking at you, my hairy legs! Even with epilation I had to do it every few days, but with IPL I now need only shave once a week.

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La Fatte Bridal Studio 法蝶婚紗會館 – Taiwan Pre-Wedding Photography + FAQ

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Hello,

I’m Mrs Mode. Teeheehee.

After posting some pictures on my Instagram of our pre-wedding photos shot in Taiwan by 法蝶婚紗會館 La Fatte Bridal Studio (pronounced as la-feet), I’ve been receiving more enquiries from you guys asking anything from the price of the package, to accommodation, to destinations.

I hope to be able to answer most of your questions in this post! :)

We Went To Get A Pillow

I’d like to say we did a lot of homework – thronged forums for reviews, met up with many photographers, compared prices, looked at samples, discussed what we wanted, and the sort.

Truth is, we happened to have dinner at a neighborhood mall and wanted to buy a pillow. While we usually avoided those enthusiastic people from bridal studio booths, it was quite a coincidence that both Mr Mode and I were interested to listen to a guy from La Fatte who approached us.

La Fatte is entirely Taiwan-based, meaning they do not have a physical presence here in Singapore. The photos looked great, the service staff were friendly, and at the spur of the moment, we signed the contract. I know, totally impulsive.

Shortly after that, I suffered from buyer’s remorse. For many months following, I was worried that we had been scammed coz it was way more expensive than what people in forums paid for other Taiwan photography packages. I was even MORE terrified after reading horror stories about couple having to pay thousand of dollars in addition due to hidden costs.

Odd thing was, there weren’t many reviews on La Fatte Bridal Studio. A few good ones, zero bad ones. I didn’t know what to expect! But when I looked through the photos posted on their Facebook page, my suspicions and worries were kinda eased coz most people wrote their Thank You’s in Chinese. I reckoned they were really popular in Taiwan, but not so much in Singapore. I guess it’s also coz they don’t have a physical presence here.

So away we put our fears and flew to Taiwan early this year! Right before Chinese New Year, in fact. We hoped to catch the beautiful cherry blossoms, yet wanted to be back here in Singapore to celebrate CNY, so we couldn’t stay too long in Taiwan.

If you have the time, it would be better to be over and done with the photoshoot first, then stay on to party. We had a hard time resisting temptation from all the Taiwanese street food!

We stayed in Taipei for 2 nights, traveled to Taichung for the photoshoot, then returned to Taipei for 1 night.

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Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum Proves That Great Skin Can Be Created At Any Age

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A woman really doesn’t want much from a man. There are only a few things we’re looking for in a life partner. 

He should be witty.

Best if he is also funny.

He should be tall.

And rich.

Helps if he’s organized.

He must be charming, but only to me.

He cares, listens, massages my feet, makes me breakfast, and UNDERSTANDS.

There MUST be a guy out there like that, right?

Envision your future husband to possess all these traits AT YOUR OWN PERIL.

Singlish translation: DAN GU GU. Bahahaha!

While we wait for the day to be sent a perfect man, which coincidentally is the day frogs grow wings, let us celebrate the birth of a powerful serum after 5 years of research that understands our skin’s needs and intelligently repairs damaged areas.

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Following the successful launch of the Clinique Sonic Cleansing Brush which has become my daily staple, Clinique introduces the Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum to deal with damage you CAN see and CANNOT see.

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It promises to ‘Understand your skin’s past and change its future’.

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Allergy-tested, 100% fragrance free, and formulated for Asian skin, the Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum contains a cocktail of ingredients that live together in harmony delivering the most powerful, yet gentle serum Clinique has ever developed.

The formula uses precision repair technology to deal with skin damage - from lack of hydration or too much exposure to sun – you see and even damage you don’t.

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UV Aqua White Skincare Review – Total Miracle Aqua Gel, CC Cream, Eye Essence

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These days it’s all about radiant, juicy skin that glows from within, and we want to achieve that with skincare that is paraben-free and vegan-friendly! :)

The UV Aqua White Skincare range introduces 11 products specially formulated for specific skincare needs.

 

Want WHITENING? Yup, there’s something for you.

Want HYDRATION? All of them have hydrating factors.

Want TREATMENT for dark spots and pigmentation? Also have!!

Want ANTI-AGING? Yes for illumination + tightening + elasticity!

 

UV Aqua White Skincare products are formulated with power-packed ingredients to provide 5 skin benefits in one range, making it stand out from other skincare ranges.

 

Whiten | Hydrate | Illuminate | Tighten | Elasticity

W       .        H        .        I        .        T        .        E

 

The W.H.I.T.E Complex is UV Aqua White’s exquisite blend of botanical & actives ingredients specially selected for each product. This allows one to enjoy 5 skin benefits in one range instead of only 1 skin benefit in a range.

For busy professionals, UV Aqua White Skincare Starter range provides straightforward and simple skincare steps targeted for different skincare concerns.

My first 100 readers will receive a UV Aqua White Skincare trial kit! :D You WILL WANT to try out the CC Cream! (Full 30ml, Trial 10ml. Super generous!)

More details about the giveaway below!

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Top 3 Favorite UV Aqua White Products

1. Total Miracle Aqua Gel

In this extensive UV Aqua White range, there’s a ‘Moisturiser’, which really is more suitable for Normal, Combination, and Dry skin types. I found it TOO RICH for my super oily skin. OF COURSE LA! I was using the wrong product for my skin type! Lol!

When I (finally) read the brochure, I discovered that the Total Miracle Aqua Gel is recommended for oily skin. How silly of me! I like how the Total Miracle Aqua Gel feels light and hydrating on my oily skin.

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I would use this after cleansing, before Eye Essence, and before all makeup.

 

Should You Use A Moisturizer If You Have Oily Skin?

6_With Wand_120 Bun Bun says: Don’t think that oily skin doesn’t need to be moisturized. Skin always needs to be moisturized, ESPECIALLY oily skin!

People who have oily skin have over-active oil glands. Many people think that cleansing is the only answer to removing excess oil from the face, but over cleansing will in fact strip the skin of moisture. The skin, feeling dry and deprived of oil, will in natural defence produce MORE OIL. It’s a vicious cycle!

So YES, OILY SKIN NEEDS TO BE MOISTURIZED TOO!

 

Moisturizers in cream form can feel too rich for oily skin, so I prefer those in gel form as they tend to be lighter in texture and absorb faster. The Total Miracle Aqua Gel is one of the lightest yet most hydrating moisturizer I’ve used. :)

 

2. UV Aqua White CC Cream SPF 30 PA++

Definitely one of my favorite makeup bases! You can probably tell from the pictures that it looks deflated LOL. That’s because I’ve been using it so often!

The UV Aqua White CC Cream is CLEO’s Beauty Hall of Fame Award 2014 winner for “Best CC Cream under $30“.

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See how it blends SEAMLESSLY into my skin! If you take a closer look, the UV Aqua White CC Cream managed to cover my blue veins and redness on the skin as seen in the top left image of the collage. The white pigment brightens and the beige pigment corrects to give a more even toned complexion.

There are no complicated shades, because the smart micro-color capsules self-adjust to match your skin tone!

I like that despite it being so lightweight on the skin, this CC cream lasts a pretty long time! Some foundations can’t even compare.

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