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October 2014

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FLUTTERY LASHES!

October 29, 2014
I’ve been getting compliments from my friends on my lashes about how prettty, fluttery yet natural they look. I must admit that I feel the same about them too (: To be honest, it’s really hard to find a lash parlour that is hygenic, comfortable and most importantly, gives you the kinda lash you want. BUT I’m glad I’ve found the place after so long and I’m just gonna settle down at Flutters lash parlour already.
Let me show you how well-decorated this vintage inspired parlour is!
They carry Tahpre products as well! Just look at the vintage pin-up girl packaging! The products and ingredients are made in Korea and is safe on all skin types.
Here’s the treatment room which I call the snooze room. Never fail to fall asleep on the comfy beds. Not to mention, the staff are very gentle yet professional with eyelash extension and there’s no discomfort at all. Some parlours use eyelash glue which stings the eye but no such problem here.
AFTER EYELASH EXTENSION
 
I did the D curl lash which is slightly more dramatic. Can’t wait to try L-curl the next time I go! I love curly lashes (:
I really love eyelash extensions, they just make my eyes look more alluring hehe. Eyelash extension has become a NEED in my life. My original lashes are quite pathetic now so Flutters gave me this lash serum to grow my lashes. Even the boss and her friends use it and saw results after 2 months of application!
ILASH is ideal for people with thinning lashes and want to restore fullness (:
Flutters SG is nestled among many tasteful cafes and restaurants so I love exploring coffee joints before/after my lash appointment.
Thank you Kirky for the company!
Flutters is super generous to put in a $30 voucher in every TJM parcel. So if you’re buying something from TJM, you will receive this pretty jade-colored voucher in your parcel. While stocks last*
Fret not if you’re not a TJM shopper cos my readers get 10% off ala-carte services
when you quote my name (:
FLUTTERS LASH PARLOUR
15A Duxton Road (above Dept. of Caffeine)
Tel: 62200920
Mon – Fri: 11am – 9pm
Sat: 10am – 6pm
Sun: 11am – 5pm
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Sophia
Instagram and Twitter : @sophiachong
Featured Food Lifestyle

PADDLEPOP CHEESECAKE + IPL GLOWY SKIN!

October 24, 2014
I had the most colorful cheesecake of my life and thought I should share more about it since SO MANY people on my Instagram liked and commented on the picture. I chanced upon a picture of the cake on Instagram explore page and knew instantly I had to try it so I made a trip down with Judith to Tian Kee & Co. Thank you for going with me on such late notice, love you boo!
Tian Kee is a provision-turned cafe situated at Dakota Crescent. It’s super old school as it’s housed in the ground floor of low-rise flats and they preserve certain elements like cemented flooring and marble tiled tables. Love the entire vibe, could be the most hipster cafe I’ve been to in Singapore.
Iced nuts about you ($7) is a nutella flavored coffee if I remember correctly. They use coffee cubes to retain the taste. Really liked the coffee except that it kept me up till 3am hehe.
The food on the other hand was quite disappointing. Smoked salmon salad (approx $14) was a tad too sour and bread was a bit stale. The big breakfast ($14.90) was decent but not something I’d come back for. The truffled scrambled egg wasn’t very truffle-ish but I liked the pork sausages.
And yes, the unicorn of cheesecakes! Was super enticed when I saw the whole cake and I couldn’t wait to try it. The rainbow cheesecake (approx $6.50) texture is like tofu cheesecake so I like it! I would give it 8/10 (demerit points cos I thought it was a bit too salty)! I really like the texture, color and overall taste so it’s a yay for me!
I wanna go back to try the yuan yang cake and durian cheesecake also!
Sweater weather outfit, skirt coming up on TJM this Sunday!
Tian Kee & Co
12 Dakota Crescent #01-48
Tue to Thu: 12pm – 9pm

 

Fri: 12pm – 9pm
Sat: 10am – 9pm
Sun: 10am – 8pm

 

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Went for facial at Trinity Medical Centre before Tian Kee since it was nearby! My complexion has been pretty alright but just wanted to go back to my doctor to check if I can improve it further!
Just a little bit of clogged pores and dehydration but other than that, Doctor Lim said my complexion improved! YAY! 😀

 

 

But I really hate clogged pores cos it gives me small little bumps so he recommended I use this exfoliating scrub to cleanse my pores thoroughly. It won Bazaar’s best exfoliating scrub so I really hope it will completely eradicate my clogged pores problem. Tried it once already and my skin really felt damn smooth after that, love it!
Did minor extraction to remove all the white/black heads!
Face after extraction! The redness went away after 1 day.
Dr Lim also recommended I do IPL for my face so it will be more radiant and it also helps to lighten my dark spots so I gave it a shot. There’s not much of a down time and it didn’t hurt as well. It’s been a couple of days since I did the IPL already and my skin is definitely more glowy and radiant than before! Doesn’t look as dull as before.
Some pics after IPL!
There’s filter in this collage cos I was being vain hahaha.
Can’t really see a huge difference now but I think it will be more evident after a week? Y’all can stalk my IG for the next few weeks for selfies if y’all wanna track my progress but I’m already liking the radiance now!
For those who are interested, you can check it out here
Trinity Medical Centre
87 Marine Parade Central
(+65) 6344 0027
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Sophia
Instagram and Twitter : @sophiachong
Featured Food

HOW TO DE-STRESS YOURSELF!

October 21, 2014
As an online shop owner and blogger, I’m usually very busy with work once I wake up till I sleep. Take photos for advertorials, go for photo shoot, draft blog posts, travel overseas to source etc etc. It’s really tiring and stressful sometimes and I don’t have much time to unwind. I’m sure it’s pretty obvious to most of you that the way I unwind is usually to go for beach vacations. On days I don’t have time to travel overseas, I’ll go for a swim, read a book, have a hearty meal, watch a movie. Or on days I don’t even have time to do the above, I’ll drink something refreshing to relieve some stress. And my current favorite de-stress drink is…………….
F&N NUTRITEA Lemongrass with ginger!
Super happy I discovered this Lemongrass with ginger drink from F&N NUTRITEA!!! It’s my favorite drink when I wanna freshen up or even relieve my headache from using my laptop too much.
#FUNFACT :
Lemongrass is renowned for its calming and therapeutic effects which is perfect for stressful and busy me. Ginger delivers a soothing warmth from within, restoring harmony and wellness.
Initially, I had my reservations about the drink and if it’s another healthy brew off the shelves. Until the effects of Lemongrass and ginger took place! When I took my first sip I thought OMG IT’S SOOOO GOOD. It felt light, refreshing, a tad sweet. Most importantly of all, it’s the after-effect of drinking it.

It felt soothing and calming at the same time. Made me feel relaxed as if I had just done an hour massage at a spa or something. I now have a packet with me at my work and study table, whenever I’m working so the drink relaxes me every time I tense up due to stress and tight timelines (y’know, rushing to meet deadlines, meet my launches etc.) It doesn’t just soothe me, but also perks me up instantly cause the taste of Ginger gives a kick!

 

I started with the small carton and now I’m at my big carton already! I even passed my sister another small carton and asked her to bring to work and drink so she can de-stress at work too. How convenient!
I love the small carton cause I can bring it out and put it in my bag like an aunty. I have it with me when I do my shoots, cause I have a sensitive stomach and gets gastric pain and stomach disorder from time to time. The drink also aids in my headaches and exhaustion –
the usual symptoms I get whenever I get too engrossed with work, especially when I’m traveling.
If you’re dealing with either school or work, please give it a try too! You will feel much much much better after drinking it because the drink soothes!
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SIMPLY TAKE PART IN THE SELFIE CONTEST TO WIN A SOOTH PACKAGE WHICH INCLUDES A FREE STAYCATION AND NUTRITEA HAMPERS!
Simply upload a selfie of yourself with a pack of F&N NUTRITEA on Instagram and #nutriteasoothes.
Make sure your caption answers why you think you deserve to win it! Make sure you get your friends to like your picture also!For more information, head over to www.nutritea.com.sg/lemongrasswithginger/
Here’s the picture I’mma upload (:
It’s super easy right? Go do it now (: You might just be the lucky winner of a FREE staycation and a F&N NUTRITEA hamper! It’s gonna be such a great way to unwind!
GOOD LUCK!
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Sophia
Instagram and Twitter : @sophiachong