Thank You For Your Votes, Support And Love!

Saturday, July 04, 2015

"Because when you look around, this life is pretty amazing."

To say that these past couple of weeks have been overwhelming would be an understatement. I was completely taken aback by the support and the sheer number of votes I received for my entry in the Singapore Blog Awards competition.

To win the contest, you'll need to pen a fixed number of blog posts and acquire the most number of votes. Here's the thing, voting usually spans over four weeks and supporters are encouraged to cast their votes everyday.

I've been a finalist in this contest twice but I never actively reached out to my loved ones for votes before. I didn't wanna hound them everyday for votes in case they think I'm a huge nag. 

I'll usually just post a couple of pictures on Facebook to canvass for votes. Needless to say, I always end up in the bottom few in the contest.

This year, my good friend Tiffany decided to nominate me for the contest again and by an incredible stroke of luck, I was selected as one of the top ten finalists in the beauty category! Third time!

Well, but the truth is third time will not be a charm if I continue to rest on my laurels. So this time, I decided to approach my close friends and family for help.

What I didn't expect was the astounding response I was going to receive. Within hours of contacting them, my vote count went up by two-fold and I even had a fan page set up by a good friend that I haven't seen in ages! Haha!

Yup, I was wrong. No one thought I was a huge nag, instead they even blamed me for not informing them earlier about the competition so they could help me sooner.

I can't be more thankful to be blessed with family and friends as supportive and loving as them. Even though, the odds are not in my favour yet, I already feel like a winner for these amazing friendships and relationships.

Here's a small tribute to the loves of my life. :)

Forget About 'Work'shops, We're Going To A Beauty 'Play'shop!

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Being beautiful is as much about feeling good as it is looking good, that's why the term 'workshop' never really resonated well with me.

Come on, you're meeting amazing people, pampering yourself and trying new looks! Does that sound like hard work to you?

Beauty shouldn't feel like hard work. Instead, it should be fun and make you feel alive.

Henceforth, I will call these get-togethers playshops. We play with new toys and learn more about what we love! What more can we ask for?


Two weeks ago, Panasonic hosted an informative Beauty Playshop featuring their latest skincare gizmos as well as beauty tips from Celebrity Lifestyle Guru and Natural Therapist, Bryan Gan.

Besides dispensing valuable Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) beauty pointers, Bryan also suggested many useful and out-of-the-box ways to create our very own home retreat.

If you're in need of a quick sensory getaway and true beauty fix all from the comfort of your own home, then you certainly have to read on!

Wake Up With Me!

Monday, June 29, 2015

"Happy is the bride that the sun shines on."

Even though I got married during Singapore's stormiest season, I was lucky it was mostly sunny on my wedding day last November.

Wait what? Last November??! 

Can you believe it? Seven wonderful months have passed in the twinkling of an eye and we have already been married for more than half a year! Woo hoo! This definitely calls for a celebration. *pops champagne*

So this weekend, we decided to pull back from our daily grind to indulge in a nice fancy dinner and toast to those beautiful memories as well as to making some new ones.

What does this also imply for a (vain) girl like me? *sheepish grin* 

That I will need to look perfect for my date! :P

Renowned author, Stephen R. Covey, once said we have to 'Begin with the end in mind' so today, I enhanced my beauty routine by starting the day right with a rejuvenating workout and wholesome skincare regime.

Since it's the Singapore Blog Awards season, I also received some pretty cool beauty gadgets from our generous sponsor, Panasonic, to incorporate into my morning routine.

So are you ready to wake up with me? Click for your guide to a better and prettier morning!