Unique Singapore Sticker - Fei Mao Liulian/ Fat Cat Durian | RussNing



I used to collect stickers back in Primary School. Would get angry when my younger sister traded my “pretty” stickers for "ugly” common ones. I just started using Tic ock lately and I love the exposure to many small businesses one that really caught my eye was Fei Mao LiuLian/Fat Cat Durian it somehow rekindled my love for stickers. As an adult stickers can be used to decorate almost anything, in my case I will be using them to different shade my mug from others in the office. Everyone is given the same corporate mug so adding an adorable sticker would help me different shade my mug from others.

Personally, I do like eating durians but I understand that they can be pungent to others, It is an occasional treat I indulge in.

Durian Stickers Illustrations – Never have I seen the king of fruits being depicted in such an adorable way, the owners of Fei Mao LiuLian/Fat Cat Durian are avid fans of the fruit and have a vast knowledge about the different types of Durian and share many fun facts on their Instagram and don’t get me started about the adorable character that they have come up with I found them very original and stunning.

I order 2 stickers from them and they have graciously given me an extra one. I am thrilled to have 3 out of 4 of the Fei Mao Sticker Design. I really like the yellow cat position in the Durian where the fruit should be its genius! I really like its Cheerful personality. It represents the Mao Shan Wang/ Cat On Mountain Top Durian a bittersweet cream durian that is sometimes used to make durian cakes. I like the quality of the stickers, semi-glossy and scratch proof. I also like the packaging as there is a story about each character and the thank you card was a lovely touch as well.

Fei Mao LiuLian Stickers Durian cat stickers mao shan wang




 I have started a page on my blog to help budding artists like Fei Mao LiuLian/Fat Cat Durian gain exposure so they can get the support to continue creating many more beautiful and creative illustrations. As in all my blogpost for artists, I invited them to write an introduction about themselves.

Our small art & craft business is called Fei Mao Liulian (θ‚₯猫榴莲). Fei Mao Liulian (FML) directly translates to "Fat Cat Durian" in mandarin.

As Durian lovers, we take inspiration from the different types of Durian to design our artwork. We are starting off with 3 main characters – Fei Mao (a chubby cat inspired by the Mao Shan Wang durian), Boo (a carefree panda inspired by the Green Bamboo durian) and Phoebe (a grumpy chick inspired by the Golden Phoenix durian).

We'll be launching a series of FML products in the near future as well as introduce new characters, so do keep a lookout for them πŸ˜€ πŸ‘‰πŸ» Instagram 
Thank you for your kind support



I wish them every success do lend them your support and tell your family and friends about them.



Sponsored Review on PHS HAIRSCIENCE , Healthy Scalp Glamours Hair- Sweet Bunny



There is nothing more annoying than an itchy scalp not to forget to mention that constantly scratching your scalp will cause unwanted hair fall and dandruff. I have tried many shampoos and treatments but had no luck with finding remedies for my itchy scalp that was lasting.

PHS HAIRSCIENCE approached me. They gave me a series of question on what was troubling me and recommended me to try out the ADV Soothe Daily regime.

                                           PHS Hairscience ADV Soothe Daily regime

Best Shampoo for Sensitive Scalp in Singapore PHS HAIRSCIENCE ADV Soothe Daily regime – This package consists of gentle shampoos, conditioners and tonic. Developed and certified by trichologists,  PHS HAIRSCIENCE products use patented stem cell ingredients and botanical extracts, specially formulated formula prevents tightness and discomfort, fights free radical damage and combats bacteria and improves scalp immunity. It also improves blood circulation, which in turn allows the roots of your hair to receive the much-needed nutrition it requires.
  

Double Cleansing for Your Scalp- Pollutants in the air as well as dust, dirt and grime can find their way into your hair as you go along your day, to wash my hair I began the routine by using Signature double cleanse. First I used the ADV Nutrition Shampoo which provides a deep cleanse removing all impurities unclogging the pores and cleaning the roots. Next, I used the ADV Soothe Shampoo which is a correcting shampoo that focuses on correcting greying hair, dandruff, hair loss and sensitivity while protecting the scalp giving you the foundation for healthy hair.


 

The next step is to use the ADV Nutrition Conditioner, this conditioner consists of botanical stem cells to nourish the hair making it soft and tangle-free. Pat dry your hair after shampooing and apply the conditioner to damp hair avoiding the scalp and allow it to be absorbed into the hair for 1 to 2 minutes before washing it off.

The fourth and final step is to apply to shake the bottle of ADV Soothe Tonic well sectioned the hair onto a towel-dried scalp and massage the scalp with your fingertips this is a leave-on tonic for daily use. The tonic gives off a cooling sensation and strengthens the scalp resistance and balance.



Every time I am done with the shower I feel as if I have left a spa or salon, my hair is fragrant, shiny, full of life and soft to the touch. Each step of the ADV Soothe Daily regime really contributes to pampering your hair by distinctively focusing on every aspect of your hair and scalp needs in my case, relieve me from the infuriating itch of my sensitive scalp, I no longer have to bear the sweaty and inflamed feeling of my scalp and can focus better on my day, the series by  PHS HAIRSCIENCE has indeed soothed and improved the condition of my scalp and with regular use, I believe I would reap the full benefits. I highly recommend  PHS HAIRSCIENCE Shampoos, Conditioners and Tonics as they really fulfil their promise in improving your hairs health and gives you the premium experience in the comfort of your home.


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MKUP Super Hyaluronic Acid Real Complexion Cream is newer better?- Sweet Bunny

Is newer always better, Not exactly when it came to the MKUP Super Hyaluronic Acid Real Complexion Cream SPF 30 for me.

 
MKUP Super Hyaluronic Acid Real Complexion Cream SPF 30

MKUP Super Hyaluronic Acid Real Complexion Cream SPF 30 before and after







I am a huge fan of MKUP products as the product works well with my sensitive skin. I wrote about the Real Complexion Cream about 4 years ago and still use it daily. I do not really like to use foundation because it stains clothes and I am usually in a rush to head out and prefer to speed up the makeup application or keep it to a minimum, it sometimes clogs the pores of my skin as well causing breakouts. Although the cream does not do all that the wacky ads from Taiwan say it is efficient enough and moisturises my face well.

Is the MKUP Super Hyaluronic Acid Real Complexion Cream SPF 30 a good sunblock- As I work on the sunnier side of the island of Singapore where the 9am sun is like 12pm sun needless to say it make me tanned easily? While using the cream it does help a little but not significantly, perhaps reapplication has to be done frequently as we have to factor in perspiration and if the cream dries out over several hours.



The texture of the MKUP Super Hyaluronic Acid Real Complexion Cream compared to the Real Complexion Cream – The new cream comes in a dark beige colour much different from the white colour of the real complexion cream. I do not like the texture of the cream as much because it is much thicker and sticky. In a way somewhat harder to blend into your skin. A small amount goes a long way, using too much gives off the ghostly white colour. It also felt a little cakey on my face and I did not like the hassle of trying to blend the cream to my face, I even tried using a beauty blender but I found using my fingers much quicker in the application. 
MKUP Super Hyaluronic Acid Real Complexion Cream SPF 30 texture and color




However, if you take the effort to test out the cream and proportion required for your face and neck and slowly work on blending in the cream it could work well as a makeup base. It does leave a nice shine on your face making your skin look radiant and moisturised. I would say this cream works better as a primer than on its own as a foundation.

The packaging is more or less the same as the first edition of consisting of a nice holographic box and a jar with a pump. I like the pump which makes the cream ooze out without a hitch. I also like the fact that no cream is wasted as I opened a bottle which I finished using and was surprised to find it completely empty. I suggest buying the smaller 10ml tube edition if you are testing out the cream as it would be a waste if the cream were not suitable for you, I do regret purchasing the 30ml version but will try my best to finish it.

MKUP Pump Design Bottle


Secretlab Gaming Chair Omega 2020 Review but wish I had the Titan Evo 2022 model instead - Sweet Bunny.

While the renovations were still being completed in mid of 2020, dear purchased 2 Omega 2020 Secretlab gaming chairs, thankfully the floors were done and we could keep our chairs locked up in a room. I guess he was excited for our study to be completed. Fast forward to August 2021 the chairs are still in great condition no peeling of the Secretlab Prime 2.0 PU Leather.

Secretlab gaming chair embroidery logo


Dear picked the colour royal and ash, I got the royal one as dear knew I liked the colour blue; he purchased the chairs at SGD$469.00 each with a shipping fee of $40.00.

Secretlab gaming omega chair in royal and ash




The best ergonomic office chairs Secretlab-
Assembling the Secretlab chairs were a breeze for him as he followed the instructions, which saved us the installations fees. This has to be the coolest chair I ever owned, never before had I had a chair with so many features and specialized design. I found it very comfortable and could sit in it for long hours without getting back pain, I also really like the head pillow and lumbar pillows as it fits the form of the back of your head and back as you sit on the chair, you can even lie back and catch a quick power nap in this chair.


Secretlab gaming chair omega series in royal



Omega 2020 Secret lab gaming chairs Specification:

Model: Foam Type: Cold Cure Foam

 Frame Construction: Steel

 Available Upholstery: Secretlab PRIME 2.0 PU Leather, Secretlab SoftWeave® Fabric, Secretlab NAPA Leather

Adjustable Armrests: 4-Directional, full metal mechanism, soft 

Logo Stitching: Machine Embroidery

 Armrest Pad Size : 27cm(L) x 10cm(W)

Mechanism Type: Multi-tilt

Tilt Lock: YES

Tilt Angle Lock: YES

Hydraulics Gas Piston: Class 4

Chair/Seat Back Style: Full-length backrest

Recline (Tilt unlocked): High-grade spring; 85-165°

Head Pillow: Memory foam with cooling gel

 Lumbar Pillow: Memory foam

Base: ADC#12 Aluminium Alloy

 Caster Size & Material: XL PU coated

Assembly Required: YES

Package Size : 82cm(L) x 70cm(W) x 37cm(H)

Weight (Approximate) Warranty: 30kg

Recommended Height: 160 - 180cm**

 

 Maximum Load: < 110kg

5-year warranty* excl. wear and tear

 

Ergonomic footrest I use with my secretlab gaming chair



My only dislike about the Omega 2020 model is my feet can’t touch the ground, I am 1.58m tall and my feet tend to dangle, I am currently using a footrest which can be a little uncomfortable at times as I prefer to have my feet touch the floor. In case you were wondering I bought the footrest from Shopee.



Recently I saw the Titan Evo 2022 and really like the upgraded features of the chair like the magnetic head pillow which foregoes the usual elastic strap, a waterfall feet edge and a dial the adjust the lumbar support's height, If I had the option to trade in and purchase a new chair I would as the Titan Evo 2022 would suit me better as it is recommended for people who are from 150m to 169m tall.





I guess now we don’t only have to upgrade our phones we have to upgrade our gaming chairs too. I wished they would have come up with these features earlier but I guess in a way that Secretlab always strives to improve their products.



 

 


Zvelte Elegant Plus Sized Rompers - Sweet bunny



I had always wanted to own a romper, as the outfit seem comfortable and stylish, rompers are usually made of materials that are not too thick which is perfect for the humid- tropical weather of Singapore. Unfortunately, I can never find my size in most retail brick and mortar stores or blog shops. I usually wear large in most places I shop at but usually for a person-sized between a UK size 10 and 12 it is difficult to fit a perfect fit for rompers as my hips and thighs are towards the curvier and thicker side.

I am glad that there is a growing number of Influencers on Instagram sharing body-positive messages online stores and emphasising the fact that clothes should be made to fit us and that we don’t have to have the perfect body to be able to wear nice clothes. My favourite Influencers to follow include Carrie Sim and Rhiannon Purchon as I liked the way they styled their clothes.

Plus Size Rompers in Singapore Online – I came across Zvelte’s website and found that their products get sold out rather quickly, I wasn’t surprised because their designs are simply lovely and elegant. . I spoke to the owner of the store on Instagram, She was friendly, attentive and patient as I bombarded her with questions. She also assisted with my queries on the measurements of the garments. She also shared the store’s values “At Zvelte, our main aim is to provide quality apparel to plus size ladies as we believe all women deserve to be beautiful regardless of size.” The store’s apparels range from Uk12 to Uk22 and are self-manufactured. Each design is also manufactured in limited quantities to ensure it is exclusivity. I found that the mid-thigh romper which Zveltes carries are more flattering for ladies such as me as it flows well against the body and emphasising the curves in the right proposition. I know most of us plus-sized ladies would shun away from jumpsuits and rompers because they don’t look good on us but rest assure Rompers from Zvelte are totally different because they were specially designed and made for us bigger size gals.

Zvelte Jenna Romper In Cream

 



During the National Day Sale, I grabbed the Jenna Romper In Cream, usually, I would avoid purchasing white as it not only stains easily but also makes a person look bigger but I was drawn to the lovely floral design and decided to take the plunge and purchase it. The quality is also top-notch well lined and not sees through like in most clothing stores that I purchased from online. I purchased a UK sized 12 which fitted me like a glove, at first I felt the ruffles were a bit too much as I do avoid them in most of my dresses from the fear of looking larger than I am but on the contrary, it gave the romper some details and is rather pretty to look at even in photographs.



Cheers to Zvelte and keep up the good work on creating lovely clothing, it has sure brought out the confidence in me.

Elderly-friendly meals from Health Food Matters for elderly who have trouble swallowing - Sweet bunny

Caring for our elderly parents is only second to nature; filial piety is a virtue that many hold close to our hearts. Love and honouring our parents and giving them the best we can just as they have done when we were children is what many have on the mind as our parent's age.

                                     
health food matters singapore


My mother passed on when I was 13 when there wasn't much I could do so when it came to my father, I strived to give him the best I could. As his cancer became more severe and he was on palliative care his appetite diminished, swallowing food became a daunting task for him. I wished I knew about Health Food Matters earlier rather than giving him ice cream and mashed up food for him not knowing if he was getting enough nutrition yes, he was drinking his supplement ensure milk but he was also getting very skinny, it wasn’t enough.

After extensive research online for food services, I finally found and contacted Health Food Matters, seeking urgent help for my father who was critically ill; he has stomach pains daily and was bedridden. I was afraid that he was going hungry and wanted him to have decent meals.



The Benefits of Meal Prep for seniors - Food has to look appetising and taste good as well to encourage the elderly to consume more than a couple of bites, the nutrition from food will help our loved ones stay healthy and strong. I wished I had known about Health Food Matters earlier rather than relying on catering food that wasn’t prep in the manner that was easy for my father to eat and chew. DeliSoft Meals are Halal certified naturally low in sugar ideal for diabetic, healthy and nutritious foods that are meticulously designed by the dietitian, chef, and food technologist from Health Food Matters.

                                    Health Food Matters prepacked food for elderly

Other factors to look out for elderly meal prep- Safety is most important as we wouldn’t want our loved ones to be exposed to contaminated food DeliSoft Meals use a special method of freezing to achieve this. The intricate balance of time and temperature is crucial to retain the delicate texture of our food, locking in the freshness and quality of the food as freezing is done as soon as the food is cooked. A love ones appetite might not be very good at the time food is being served during fixed meal times, being able to quickly prepare a meal for them when he or she is hungry according to their body clock would be an optimal way to ensure they get proper nutrition for the day.


It is best to contact Health Food Matters directly for more information as they are experts in their field and would be able to recommend the best meal plan and supplements for your loved one. The staff are helpful, kind and very knowledgeable on the dietary needs of an elderly person to the point where sometimes I wish the dietician in hospitals would offer a recommendation to the company directly rather than advising me to buy frozen dumplings to steam for my father or getting him to eat olive oil mixed with food.

Note:  Photos are posted with permission given from https://healthfoodmatters.com.sg/






Sponsored Review on Herbeco Collection of Herbal Teas - Sweet bunny

When I was young my parents would take me to the Chinese medical store in the neighbourhood to drink Liang teh ( cooling tea) or brew my favourite chrysanthemum tea at home. Herbal tea helps us to tone down the heatiness in our bodies. The Tropical weather in Singapore and an unhealthy diet and bad sleep habits contribute to this heatiness resulting in a person falling ill. The practice of drinking herbal teas during my childhood is much like the owner of Herbeco Stella Kiang, perhaps due to the Chinese culture or Malaysia being a neighbouring country.

Stella is a herbalist with a degree in Science, majoring in Biology and Chemistry, at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) in Setapak, Kuala Lumpur and is a third-generation herbalist, she wishes to continue her mother and grandfather legacy and cultivate the next generation with the knowledge about local herbs to retain the local herbal species population in Malaysia.


Photo  and article by https://www.thestar.com.my/

I was contacted by Evelyn, a sales representative of Herbeco based in Singapore. Evelyn shared that she has a couple of ailments herself and would consume yellow cow wood and motherwort tea after finding how effective the teas were and an improvement to her health she became a distributor.


Jamaica False Valerian tea and yellow cow wood tea



She generously offered to sponsor me with 2 packets of tea, as I have shared with her that I have certain ailments with my skin keratosis pilaris and acid reflux due to irritable bowel syndrome. She gave me a range of teas to choose from and I selected the Yellow Cow Wood and Jamaica False Valerian.

The teas are packed in an elegant black zip-locked vacuum-packed bag, each pack consist of 13 sachets of tea. Each tea bag can be used up to 3 times.  

 
open tea bag
Tear off the pack and take out a tea bag/ sachet

tea bag in pink flask
                            Steep a teabag in 700ml of boiled water for 10 minutes in 100°C hot water

Yellow cow wood tea in mugHerbeco tea

                                                                          The tea is ready to serve 






Yellow Cow Wood Tea Cleanse Liver and Detoxify - Yellow Cow Wood (ι»„η‰›ζœ¨) or Cratoxylum cochinchinense is traditionally used to reduce body heat, jaundice, flu, Hepatitis A & B and Gastroenteritis as the tea will help to dissipate dampness & relieve stagnation clear heat & remove toxin, dissipate blood stasis & relieve swelling,relieve heatstroke & slake thirst. 

The liver performs 500 essential tasks in the body as it is the largest solid organ and gland it is part of the digestive system and is tasked to detoxification the body, protein synthesis, produces chemicals that help digest food. A sign of liver function problems include yellow skin and eye Jaundice, your liver is not working well enough to break down a chemical called bilirubin when the build-up is too much in your blood, your skin turns yellow. Therefore keeping your liver healthy is paramount for good skin and health.

I was told by my mother that I had jaundice as a child and am currently facing some skin issues hopefully after drinking the Yellow Cow Wood Tea, my liver will get a good detox and my skin condition will improve. I just had a cup and felt very relaxed, I was worried if the tea would disrupt my sleep because I had the tea just before bedtime but thankfully it did not. The next day I went to the bathroom a couple of times, perhaps due to the detoxing effect, getting rid of the toxins and waste from my system.

Jamaica False Valerian Relief of Bloating, Gas Cramps & Stomach Discomfort - Jamaica False Valerian (ι©¬ιž­θ‰) or Stachytarpheta jamaicensis tea is a stomach tonic, to improve dyspepsia, asthma, allergies, ease fevers and liver problems.

Jamaica False Valerian tea is thicker than the Yellow cow wood tea and has a pleasant herbal fragrance and tasted not too bitter. Hopefully, with time the tea can help with my digestive system, strengthen my lungs and ease some of my allergies.

In conclusion, I liked both teas and as with Chinese herbs, it takes time to reflect the improvement in a person's condition as it focuses on the root of the problem. I would gladly bring this along to work with me to improve my health, it is convenient and all I need is a thermos flask to keep my tea warm to last me the day. Every time I pop in a tea back and take a drink I feel a very soothing effect within me, the warmth of the tea and the herbs are at work.  

If you would like to purchase the teas you may contact Evelyn at

Tel: +65-80280986

Carousell account: eco_island



Disclaimer: This post is done in collaboration with Herbeco Distributor - Reviews are based on my personal experience and opinions. The Information in this article is intended for reference only. Please consult with your doctor, or other qualified health care professional before using any product discussed.


Sponsored Review on Australian Cosmetics Australian Zeolite Detox Mask & Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream - Sweet bunny

The skin is the human body's largest organ that protects us from microbes and the elements so naturally one would invest time and effort to care for your skin with the right products.

Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney has reached the shores of Singapore and I was lucky enough to be contacted by their great team to try out 2 of the brand's bestselling products. Australian Cosmetics as the name suggests is from Australia the brand cares not only about beauty but about the wellness from within. All their products are made with exquisite Australian manufactured ingredients which they have researched, developed, and tested the cosmetics over the years. What I like about the brand is that there is no animal testing involved and the ingredients used in their products is Vegan and consist of no nasty chemicals such as Sulphates, Parabens and Phthalates.


Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney Australian Zeolite Detox Mask Face Detoxing Anti-Pollution Mask

 

The benefits of using the Australian Zeolite Detox Mask – The mask is made of Natural Australian Zeolite which is formulated with Kangaroo Apple, Melissa, Lavender, Calendula, Green Tea, and Cucumber Extracts with Vital Nourishing natural Oils. Zeolite is a unique clay–mineral it has a 3-dimensional crystalline structure, like a Honeycomb capacity to retain moisture and can remove dirt, Air Pollutants, harmful chemicals and odour from skin most efficiently compared to other clay minerals. For this reason, it is also known as mineral clay detox mask or pink clay detox mask due to its pink colour The anti-inflammatory plant oils and Anti- Oxidant rich extract is a combination that works together to exfoliate dull skin and hydrates the skin from within. Other benefits include Detoxing, Dead Skin removal, Antioxidising, Toning, Brightening, Cooling and Hydration.

                      Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney  Australian Zeolite Detox Mask Face Detoxing Anti-Pollution Mask   Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney  Australian Zeolite Detox Mask Face Detoxing Anti-Pollution Mask

Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney  Australian Zeolite Detox Mask




Best Sellers in Facial Masks – I tested out a bottle of one of Australian Cosmetics' Australian Zeolite Detox Mask (50 ml) - Face Detoxing Anti-Pollution Mask. I like the texture of the cream as it is not sandy or rough like some masks are, it is easy to apply as it glides on the skin with ease and feels cooling to the face. My skin was glowing after washing the mask off with warm water. I could really get used to treating myself to this mask once a week as the Australian ZEOLITE Detox Mask encourages the skin’s regeneration process, cleanses the pores and deeply moisturises for smoother, more radiant skin.



                                Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney  Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream



The second product I tested was the Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream (50 ml) this cream is a great product to apply to your skin when you get up in the morning and before bedtime, right after you wash your face, I love the design of the cream because with a simple press you dispense an adequate amount of cream for your face. The cream has a very nice floral/fruity scent to it whenever I applied it my husband asked if I put on perfume because he adores the scent.

Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream


The ingredients used in the cream includes Shea Butter, Evening Primrose Oil, Green Tea Extract, MariMoist (Chondrus Crispus Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate) and Calendula Extract and Kangeroo Apple Extract, don’t worry no Kangaroos were harmed Kangeroo apples are a fruit native to the east coast of Australia and New Zeland in the nightshade family and are related to tomatoes and eggplant.

Vitamin E for Skin Benefits and Uses - Vitamin E is an antioxidant that can assist in cell restoration from sun damage and environmental stressors. Living in a city-state like sunny Singapore using a cream like Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream would be very beneficial for our skin. AU Cosmetics have ingeniously combined good ole vitamin E with revitalizing Kangaroo apple and green tea extracts to enhance the effectiveness of fending off sun damage.

Other beneficial properties of the cream include:

Anti-ageing - As the cream strengthen the protective barrier of our skin with a unique blend of Vitamin E, Kangaroo Apple, Green tea extracts, and other antioxidants to prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.

Skin Irritation - The lightweight and hydrating formula caters to all skin types. Irritant-free ingredients are used with the help of industry experts to meet the highest quality standards. Additionally, the soothing Vitamin E moisturizing cream will soothe and calm the skin that can help in preventing hyperpigmentation.

Moisturises, Hydrates and Smoothes skin immediately,


Skin lightening

Skin rejuvenating

Anti Inflammatory and Anti Septic properties

Rich in antioxidants and conditioning agents

Promotes health and quality of collagen.

Gives skin firmness, with free radicals protection to enhance scars to heal, reduces some marks



The Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream is indeed is a great cream to keep my skin moisturized and supple with a radiating glow and I plan to add both the mask and Daily Moisturising cream to my skincare regime.


I made my purchase on Amazon and within 2 days received the cream, get yours today your skin deserves a treat :)

Aqua Recovery Daily Moisturising Vitamin E Cream retails at SGD$29.90

Australian Cosmetics' Australian Zeolite Detox Mask retails at SGD$45.90


Disclaimer: This post is done in collaboration with Australian Cosmetics - AC Sydney. Reviews are based on my personal experience and opinions.




A Special Birthday at Home thanks to Amici Events and Catering - Sweet bunny


We celebrated my sister’s boyfriend’s birthday at home this year due to the spike of covid-19 cases and also for the reason that we can enjoy good company without a time limit.



Simple birthday decoration at home with Balloons- My sister purchased balloons and a banner from my go-to balloon supplier, Mr Party I have used this vendor many times before and found them to be very efficient, helpful and reliable. The balloons are of very good quality. I like helium balloons are they float neatly around and easily spruce up the place. I clipped on the banner with clothing pegs onto my curtains, it gives a really nice ambience to my living, it did that also because yes we might have blu tack available but I would rather avoid damaging my beautifully painted walls.


                                         Grey Curtain Balloons Happy Birthday Banner


We also should bear in mind to dispose of the balloons in a responsible manner as it can be harmful to animals and the environment, never allow a balloon to float away into the sky as we never know where it lands and animals might eat it by mistake. I believe we can enjoy the little things in a life that sparks joy in us as long as we are responsible and find the best way to dispose of the items without harming the environment.

For once I was thankful that we were able to switch from white lights to yellow in my home creating a relaxing and romantic ambience to our home. I normally dislike the warmer tones of lights as I have very sensitive eyes. For this special occasion, I was thankful my eye was able to tolerate the tone of the lighting. I laid out the table and sure everything was set and in place and ready for our special guest.


Amici  paperbag


Dinner table  Amici catering



Luxury catering for a sumptuous private feast at home- I have ordered a mother's day feast earlier this year from Amici and my family raved about how good the food tasted henceforth I recommended the caterer to many of my friends and family members, Amici is a halal-certified boutique caterer which is definitely worth ordering from. My sister's boyfriend wanted to have Indian cuisine for his birthday so she ordered 4 sets of the De Luxe Indian, Kafta Spicy Lamb Set. Each meal consisted of

• Broiled Lamb Kofta in Rich Creamy Spicy Sauce
Minced Lamb Ball with Cashew Nuts, Coconut Cream and Fresh Mint

• Tawa Fried Leavened Stuffed Bread
Sous Vide Hand Crushed Potatoes with Turmeric and Cilantro

• Mung Bean and Courgette Stew
Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Curry leaf and Crushed Cumin

• Barbeque Mushroom and Duo Capsicum Kebab
Amchur Powder, Mint and Mango Aioli

De Luxe Bento comes with Salad + Dessert of the day.
Served in Lacquered Box and Steel Cutleries.


Amici catering De Luxe Indian, Kafta Spicy Lamb Set

Amici catering De Luxe Indian,

Amici catering cutlery

The Best Indian cuisine catering in Singapore – We were expecting the typical plastic bento set with plastic cutlery etc. but were blown away with the packaging. We were greeted by Japanese lacquer styled bento boxes that looked very premium and the metal cutlery was kept neatly in a metal Amici branded case. We were all really impressed. Even the paper bag that they placed in looks lavish. Each set cost SGD$42.00 but is worth every cent, the meal was very filling and delicious. Accompanied with wine that we have bought, Bersano Moscato D'asti Monteolivio, we have a lively and sumptuous dinner.
Happy Birthday Group Photo


Eye Rejuvenation with BTL Exilis Ultra 360 at 2 Shy Beauty Pte. Ltd. - Sweet Bunny



I have been called names like panda and given remarks such as you look like you have been punched, all thanks to my horrid dark eye circles. Plagued by these unsightly dark marks under my eye I went on a search for a solution…

I found 2 Shy Beauty Pte. Ltd back in 2019 on Carousell and went for V- Shape treatment which was very effective and lasting, a friend of mine commented that even after my wedding, my face has maintained its shape and I looked great.

How to identify and avoid counterfeit beauty equipment used in beauty salons- Ever since then, 2 Shy has gained my trust, As the owner of the salon, Constance shares with me that she only uses medical-grade trademarked equipment in her shops, all her staff are specially trained and are certified to operate all the equipment, there are many dubious beauty types of equipment out there so much be aware and cautious as we never know what side effects they cause in the long run. Always do your homework and check that the machines used at a beauty salon are from a reputable source. Constance also encompasses her values on being healthy from the inside out she always advises her customers to have a well-balanced diet as well as to drink plenty of water as she envisions her stores to be health hub rather than just the ordinary beauty salon.

BTL Emtone and BTL Exilis 360 2 shy pte ltd



After consulting Constance about my eye circles I was referred to a beautician named Yan stationed at the Serangoon branch where I had BTL Exilis Ultra 360 treatment for my face. I like the shop as it has a very cozy ambience, it is also very clean as the beauticians clean and tidies up after every customer.

2 Shy Beauty Serangoon


Get younger and tighter skin with BTL EXILIS ULTRA 360 Non-Surgical Facelift –This treatment is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that stimulates collagen production by the combination of radiofrequency and ultrasound that can help stimulate and strengthen skin resulting in smoother skin. I have a preference for non-invasive treatments as I do not want to go under the knife for surgery nor do I like to inject fillers into my face, BTL Exilis Ultra 360 is the best solution for me. I have done the treatment about 3 times and have seen that my eye circles have lightened slightly and the fine lines on my forehead that have begun to appear earlier on this year as I age, reduced. With time there will be further improvements about 2 months time. The best part is there is no downtime you can go about your busy schedule right after a session.

Before and after BTL Exilis Ultra 360 face 2 shy pte ltd

                                     Before Treatment                               After Treatment 
wrinkles and dark circleswrinkles and dark circles


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 How does BTL Exilis Ultra 360 work- The beauty of BTL Exilis Ultra 360 is that the therapy can be done from head to toe; commonly treated areas are eyes, jawline, back, inner-thigh parts that I know of you may need to consult either Dixon or Constance regarding the best course for you. This anti-ageing skin tightening treatment which diffuses ultrasound in combination with radiofrequency allows more transmission of energy and greater conductivity of the heat to the treatment area. There is a big applicator and small applicator specially designed when in use on the body it heats and reduces fat in the deep layers without hurting the skin. The treated area will effectively stimulate collagen and elastin for skin tightening and reduce the fine lines on the face. It also increases fat reduction which is efficient for body contouring and cellulite reduction.


Exilis Ultra 360 2 shy pte ltd












This therapy feels like a hot stone spa treatment, I really enjoyed each session as the beautician Yan is very attentive and gentle. No hard-selling is ever done at 2 Shy, making it a trustworthy and comfortable environment to being in. Other than looking a little flush in the cheeks just like I went for a jog there is no other side effect, I encountered and highly recommend you to give it a go.


2 Shy Beauty Serangoon



2 Shy Beauty

  • 480 MacPherson Rd, Singapore 368193

  • 180 Yio Chu Kang Road Singapore 545628


Tel: 86262739 or 88228196


Keep Lizards and Insects away with InsectOut's Magnetic Insect Screen Window Mesh - Sweet Bunny



If there is one thing that I really detest about pests, it is their droppings, I really absolutely hate lizard droppings, it sticks onto the walls and goodness knows where else in a home.

When dear and I were planning out our budget and expenses for our home, insect meshing the entire house was on top of the list. Keeping pests like mosquitoes, cockroaches, flies and even birds out from our home and taking care of our family’s well-being is a worthy cause.

I have to say InsectOut is an excellent vendor because Mindy is always ever ready to offer good advice and assistance whenever I drop her message. Call me kiasu but I contacted the vendor during my home renovation way before the window grills even were installed. Mindy shared the requirements and optimal way to have my grills install so that the mesh and grills of my window would be totally sealed with no gaps or spaces for the creepy crawlies to come into our home. I am thankful that Mindy highlighted the importance of ensuring my window grills were properly cased up as my contractor wasn’t aware and was going to install the grills in another way that wouldn’t allow my meshes to be installed properly.


not gaps between the window and the grill to keep pest out

not possible to install insect mesh with the gap

Best insect mesh screen installation service in Singapore- InsectOut provides a custom made mesh service for all types of windows and grilled gates, they have a range of magnets that cleverly matches the colours of window grills enabling it to blend well with its surrounding grills and will not be an eye-sore to look at. The scenery outside will not be blocked by the mesh and you can even leave the window open and fresh air and sunlight in. The mesh used is also very durable because it is made out of fibreglass which is easy to maintain just by washing and wiping with a microfiber cloth or even just using the vacuum to remove any dust, just as you would with your aircon filter. The mesh is secured between 2 interlocking grooved magnetic strips and grooved PVC strips. The strips are not permanent and can be removed if you are renting a property you can consider installing these insect meshes.


mesh frames to match with your window grill


                                                     

After my renovation was completed, I arranged with Mindy to speak to one of InsectOut’s sales representatives, Mr TC who was very friendly and informative about InsectOut’s Magic Seal product. After we agreed to proceed with the installations he took the measurements of all our windows and matched the colour of our grills to the samples that he has. The next visit was made by Mr Malek a soft-spoken and hardworking individual who helped us install the mesh, when we asked him if he would like to take time off for lunch he smiled and said he had a heavy breakfast before he stopped by.

Verdict, we love the meshes, when I first moved into my flat I was contently bitten by mosquitos, a baby lizard visited our kitchen and flying cockroaches came as and when they pleased through our window after the meshes were installed I have not seen any of these pests enter our home through the window, only a few tiny cockroaches from the drainpipe which I have since placed cockroach bate near and haven’t seen any since and the ultra-tiny housefly that may have come through the door as we enter our home. It has been a year since the mesh has been installed and we face no issues at all, the best part is Mindy is just a message away if we need any assistance. 


                               Insectout mesh window

Getting InsectOut to install the meshes is one of the best choices we have made and would highly recommend them who seeks to keep pest out of their homes






Tel: 8242 9595



Clay Earrings in Singapore Featuring The Shy Crafter - Sweet bunny/The Shy Crafter

                                           

I am guilty of spending too much time on Instagram but who can blame me when there are so many awesome artists and crafters showcasing their delicately made handy craft on the platform.


It all began when the_Shy_crafter followed my Instagram account naturally I would follow her back to lend her the support and soon before I knew it, I was hooked looking at the miniature food items she had made into earrings, pins and various other accessories.

the_shy_crafter on Instagram

Beautiful packaging for handmade products- I really adore how the_Shy_crafter packaged her items, I purchased a pair of adorable 9-layer Kueh, 九层糕 earrings and was just expecting it to be in a poly mailer bag and wrapped in bubble wrap but to my surprise, The packaging consisted of a plastic bag with a meaningful quote on it, a kraft box, a handmade card with a handwritten note and an alcohol swab which I felt was very thoughtful because I could use the swab to sterilise the earring studs. From how she packed her items you could tell that she pays a lot of attention to details and is a very caring person.

Quote on plastic bag about cloudsGreeting Card from handmade clay crafter
Kraft box with vines backgroundalcohol swab for earrings


The earrings are just so adorable and well made and put together, with no signs of glue stains as you see in most mass-produced earrings. I also love the vibrant colours of the 9-layer Kueh and how the earring is so well finished that they glisten in the light. They are also not heavy and a breeze to put on because the plastic disc of the earrings provides support for the earlobes when wearing bigger and heavier earrings.

Kueh Lapis Miniature earrings



Mini Kueh Lapis colourful cake earring




 
Reasons to buy handmade products- It is refreshing to have something made by hand rather than the factory mass-produced earrings. Clay art is painstakingly made by hand and takes a lot of time, patients and effort. They aren't cookie-cutter items and all have their unique aesthetics. It is very personal as the item was made and sometimes customised especially for you, not just something you pick off a shelf from a store.

I had such a great chat with her on Instagram that I knew I just have to invite her as a guest on my blog the second half of this post is by her.

the_Shy_crafter I’m a Singapore-based, self-taught clay enthusiast. Mother of 4 awesome kiddos.

A very crafty person by nature, l like to bake, crochet, embroidery, & draw too. I chanced upon polymer clay in December 2020, when relatives introduced it to my second son (who has Autism Spectrum Disorder). He loves to play with clay, to relieve his sensory-stress buildup. While facilitating his play, I discovered my love for clay moulding too.


Started “the_Shy_crafter” on Instagram on 27 December 2020 to feature my polymer clay pieces. Turning my clay pieces into wearables is my passion. Not only do I make earrings, but I also do pins, bracelets, necklaces, keychains, mobile phone charms & even figurines too! I also take custom orders.

I love making impressions of miniature food, local snacks especially. Since then, I’ve also made mini polymer clay desserts, flowers & even figures of paw friends!

My most popular designs are the Rainbow Kueh, Ang Ku Kueh & Tutu Kueh.

I take orders through IG dm @the_Shy_crafter and https://theshycrafter.cococart.co/


My email is bjchang01@gmail.com Send Email


Please lend her your support as she is really an awesome and lovely lady, I met her briefly when I went to collect my purchase and am sure to support her again when I require gifts for my friends and relatives during the festive season of Christmas.