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November 2014

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SK-II #CHANGEDESTINY

November 8, 2014
I’m sure SK-II needs no introduction but for those who are living in a cave, SK-II is one of the most famous and best skincare brands across this globe. A unique and significant ingredient, Pitera, promises to dramatically improve the skin’s natural surface rejuvenation process and delivers supple, smooth and soft skin! If you noticed the faces of SK-II, you would notice a similarity in all their skin. SK-II ambassadors like Tang Wei, Ayase Haruka and Kate Bosworth all have fair translucent skin which GLOWS. To me, that’s the nirvana of complexion and something I wish to achieve.
Was so excited and honoured to be invited to SK-II #ChangeDestiny launch event where I got to meet Korean actress Lee Yeon Hee (who’s sooooo graceful and swan-like hehe), and watch the unveiling of the Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence.
We didn’t color-coordinate beforehand, it was coincidental haha!
This is the beautiful Lee Yeon Hee! Pictures don’t do her justice. She’s super beautiful, tall and most importantly she has F L A W L E S S skin that glows. Tricia, Jeneen and I couldn’t stop gushing over her glowy skin. I’ve never seen anything like this before. It wasn’t just fair and poreless. It was glowing and she’s effortlessly the limelight of the entire event.
SEE HER SKIN!
*so envious*
Front-row seats with these pretty ladies for SK-II fashion show.
Two of my favorite dresses designed by Laselle students (:
Was super stoked for the unveiling of SK-II Limited Ed Facial Treatment Essence cos last year’s christmas bottle was super pretty so I reckoned this year’s would be even better!
FLORAL THEMED BOTTLES! I think it’s really really nice and girly. And it really adds a touch of elegance and feminity to the bottles. Here are my favorites!
The yellow set is my favorite! I love the design of the bottle with the yellow flowers, it’s sophisticated but not too loud, subtly elegant 🙂
I think the men’s one is gorgeous! Daniel, you know what to expect for Christmas already ^^
The very next day, we headed back to SK-II again for a meaningful round of gifting and a beauty talk session with SK-II beauty trainer, Louis Chua. Hehe we were bombarding Louis with questions regarding  products suitable for our skin types, ways to massage our face and eyes, solution to milia seeds etc etc. Will share the tips with y’all briefly below! (:
Tip #1 : How to apply moisturizer and get a V-shaped face
When applying moisturizer, apply it like how we are doing it in the above picture. Massage it in circular motions 6 times! If you’re trying to achieve a V-shape face, then you got to try this effective massage that he taught us. Simply place both your thumb and knuckle of the second finger at your chin and massage up your jawline. Use both hands! Do this 6 times daily and you’ll see results within a week. I’ve been doing it religiously and it’s working on me 😀
 
Tip #2 : Eye massage and how to prevent milia seeds
If you have mild milia seed problem like me, then you gotta read this!
Firstly, milia seed is caused by oiliness and uneven distribution of eye cream so you got to learn to spread your eye cream or gel evenly before applying it.
Take a pearl size of your eye cream and put it on your 4th finger. Press it with your other 4th finger and spread it evenly between 2 fingers. Don’t belittle the pressing and spreading cos it help to liquify the cream and spread the oil evenly. Dab 3 spots at the bottom of your eye and 1 on top then massage it gently starting and ending at the inner corner of your eyes, making one full circle. Do it 6 times.
After that, starting from the inner corner of your eyes, massage it outwards and stop at the outer corner of your eyes. Repeat it 6 teims and do the same for the top eyelid as well.
You can also do some eye acupressure for your eyes like pressing the temples and inner corner of your eyes for 5 seconds each. Exert more pressure at the 3rd count (:
 Tip #3 : Get rid of neck wrinkles
This is one area which many people neglect but it’s also the area that’s always exposed and shows the signs of aging. You can use your face moisturizer or use a stronger one for your neck. Simply massage your neck upwards. Do it inwards from your collarbone. Remember to get a proper pillow that’s not too high as it causes neck lines too!Also, I learnt from Louis something new today! Do you know that SK-II actually provides in-depth consultations that recommends you the right products so that you can look forward to better quality skin for as long as the next 20 years?#ChangeDestiny challenges us to go beyond following their everyday routine, but to take a closer look at what can be done to change our life as well as our skin.
Without further ado, it was shopping time! But this time it isn’t for myself (: Christmas is coming and I won’t be in Singapore during Christmas so I have to prepare my gifts for my loved ones early. Decided to pick a few SK-II products for my dad, mum, sister and Daniel for Christmas. It was so hard to choose cos SK-II has a wide variety of products but decided to go with their bestsellers for most of the ones I picked.
This cellumination aura essence apparently is the mother of whitening and brightening! Can’t wait to try it on myself also (:
 Pitera range
Anti-ageing range
SK-II was super thoughtful to arrange a craft session for us to design our gift box! They even got us TWG macarons to munch on. Super super thoughtful (: Thank you!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Heheh Jeneen’s giftbox is really pretty! Mine is themed “sky full of stars” specially for Daniel (:
So here are all the Christmas gifts I have for my family and Daniel. Pretty sure they’re gonna be so happy when they unbox it cos who won’t love receiving SK-II for Christmas??? I got Daniel the Facial Treatment Essence last year and he loves it! He’s been complaining recently that his bottle is finishing soon, but don’t worry boyfriend (:
On top of the gifts, I also bagged home 3 products for myself to use. I’ve heard too many good reviews about the Facial Treatment Essence and Cellumination Aura Essence!
The bottles are damn pretty I cannot take it!!! (: Can’t wait to have the same glow as Lee Yeon Hee eventually (hopefully hehe). Will do a product review next time in a separate post when I’ve used them for a longer time k.
For now, I believe I’ve given you an idea what to get for your family and friends for Christmas! (: Boyfriends reading this space, trust me your girlfriend would be damn happy to receive a red box of SK-II products! (:

SK-II Pitera Essence Set                                                        S$99.00
SK-II Miracle in a Bottle                                        S$233.00
SK-II Best Essential Set                                                          S$398.00
SK-II Revival Deluxe Set                                       S$452.00
SK-II Aura Glow Set                                                                S$532.00
SK-II Men Essentials Set                                       S$322.00
SK-II Colours Collection                                        S$69.00*
* Exclusive price available with any purchase
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Sophia
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You can buy almost ANYTHING! [GUMTREE]

November 5, 2014
I remember the very day Oreo first stepped foot into our house, my heart skipped a bit. That moment, I knew this little precious ball of mischief is gonna be my source of happiness. Sure, it’s hard raising a dog especially a puppy since they are very prone to falling sick and don’t follow instructions well but I’ve never once regretted having him. My sister and I have always loved dogs and we had wanted one since young but you know how expensive dogs from pet shops can be so we decided to look online for home breeders instead.
Besides, we felt that there were many other dogs out there who need a home more than pedigrees from prestigious pet shops since they are usually very well taken care of and sold off fast . And yes, after browsing online and visiting the home breeder, we decided on Oreo cos he’s soooo adorable and slightly mischievious (which is cute to us). Not forgetting his unique coat of fur which resembles an Oreo biscuit, definitely something I haven’t seen much in other pet shops. Also, browsing online and buying straight online saved a lot of unnecessary paperwork and procedures.

 

What a sweetheart isn’t he?
Recently, I’ve been browsing for dogs on Gumtree Singapore and found a few cute ones!
The dogs on Gumtree are either for sale or put up for adoption due to reasons like inadequate space in HDB for dogs or over-breeding. These cute little furballs NEED a home. Personally if I want to buy another dog, I’d rather adopt or buy from Gumtree than to buy from a pet shop since I’d be killing 2 birds with 1 stone. To give these pets a proper home and adequate care, and to get a pet for myself.
Some people have this impression that dogs from homebreeders are less cute but hey, I’m sure I just proved you wrong with the above pictures and my cute little Oreo himself.
On Gumtree, they list many other things also such as cars, furnitures, clothes, designer bags etc etc. It’s like a second hand shop and when you dig hard enough, you’ll find good stuff!
You may not know but I enjoy buying second-hand bags cos I don’t use them for long and first-hands are SO much more expensive. As long as the pre-loved bag is in a good condition, I would buy it at a good price. And look what I found on Gumtree!
I’ve been thinking of getting a YSL bag for awhile now and this electric blue is perfect. And it’s only $2200. Quite cheap right? Still considering (:
And these candy-colored bags are sooooo pretty! Plus they are handmade so it’s very unique!
Not only can you find hidden gems on Gumtree, you can also list your own branded bags or cars for sale! Now I know where to sell my vintage chanel bags in future (:
Speaking of which, I’ve also been thinking of getting my driving license asap so I can buy my car. It’s so much more convenient and it would be cool to drive my own car hahaha. Been looking around a bit and saw a few nice and affordable cars on Gumtree.
 
Whether you’re looking for a furry companion or looking to buy a secondhand designer bag, or even looking for a job, Gumtree has it all! When shopping online, it’s essential to shop at a safe and secure platform and that the process is simple and efficient.
Gumtree has made shopping online even more convenient for you by introducing their new mobile app. Now, you can browse on your phone whether you’re skiving in your office or taking that long bus ride. There’s also a real-time chat feature so you can communicate with your seller/buyer on the go. Now that you have access to over 300,000 great bargains, be sure to download the free app “Gumtree” which is available on Android and Apple iOS!
You can also read more about it here.
Want to see how many items you can sell in a minute and earn extra cash?
Don’t forget, you can save a little furry friend or snag a good and cheap designer bag just by browsing Gumtree so why not give it try? (:
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Sophia
Instagram and Twitter : @sophiachong