Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
For the whole afternoon, I have been thinking whether should I go for this walkathon. You know there is not much walkathon event, usually is marathon, which I will not go as I don't like to run. But walking, I don't mind. I love walking. Last Saturday I went walking again but this time at Bedok reservoir and in the morning around 9 plus. Very hot and sunny. For 4.2km I walk for about 30minutes. Almost fainted. Oh I forget to take my new sport attire picture as I got new shoes and shorts. Maybe this week will take.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I find this very useful and practical for all of us. Ya I know is quite small but I can't seem to expand it. Hope you can see and understand it. Anyway they are stretching methods for you to do after hours of sitting at the desk or in front of the computer, which may causes neck, shoulder stiffness or occasionally lower back pain. Try to do every hour or throughout the day of whenever you feel stiff. No harm trying as it is not very difficult. I think can also do during the flight. Have fun.
PS Beside stretching, also try to get up and walk around the office on and off same as when you are on a flight. Sitting at a position for too long is bad for health and may cause death too. Take care.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I love buying toiletries. Always finding new spot for cheap toiletries. My most frequent patronize shops are SwanSton and Ley Wah at Chinatown People Park level 2 and 3 respectively. Have you heard of it or been there already? I find the price there are slightly lower than most places such as supermarket etc. If you are like me, you should go there to grab your stuff as they carry quite a lot of products for body, hair, skin etc.
Of course you may find it a bit troublesome to purposely go there, out of the way or have difficulties in finding your way back home and many more.... But I think if you buy a lot of toiletries at one go or just happen to pass by, no harm going. Luckily, Great World City has free shuttle bus to Chinatown (please refer to the picture on the right for shuttle bus timing) so during lunch, sometimes I will go there for de-stress.
Anyway last week, I went and did some damage. However, I no longer can upload photos because my office IT disable all our USB ports, my sister's laptop is down, my own place does not has Internet connection and lastly, no one to run for help. Meanwhile, I will try to find related pictures for it.
So what are my damages? They are
1 Shiseiso Tsubaki Damage Care Shampoo & Conditioner (220ml each) - $8.90
2 Adidas for Women Pure Powder deodorant (45ml) - $2.80
3 Half dozen of Annabel black stockings - $3.40
4 3 refill packs of Dettol Original Shower gel (450ml each) - $8.00
5 Blistex Lip Tone with SPF15 - $5.90
6 Laurier Soft Care Super Maxi Wing Sanitary pad - $1.80
Total I spend S$30.80 but if I buy all these from my nearby mama stores, I think may cost slightly more. Anyway if you haven't been to Chinatown for some times should go down and take a look. Beside toiletries, there are also many fashion wear shops and food stalls which are cheap and good.
But if you find cheaper alternatives, don't forget to share with me. Cheers.
Monday, May 25, 2009
from 280May 2009 (Thursday) to 14 June 2009 (Sunday)
28 May to 31 May 2009
Additional 10% off for Takashimaya Credit and Cash Smart Cardholders
Enjoy 12% rebate @ the TANGS GSS Cardmemebers Prview on 27 (Wed) & 28 (Thur) May
09. Plus many beauty deals.
Closed door specials on 27 May 09 (Wed) reserved for Citibank & Tangs cardmembers.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
During Feb & Mar, still remember my earlier post on Egyptian Magic cream, where everyone is so into the cream. At that time, a friend help me and some other friends to order it and in order to get a better bulk price, he ordered more (if I not wrong, they have increased the bulk price) even though only about half of the purchase is guarantee sale.
When the creams were here, we were all so excited trying out the cream (now I use it on and off as too lazy to use) and selling the rest that are not yet sold. He even has an eBay account to sell. Of course some get to know through my blog :P. He will do the actual liaison with customer and I will help to send out the products via mail. Anyway it been a while since I step into Singapore Post and got myself familiarized with all the postage rates etc.
Without much publicity, in less than a month, we sold all the creams. A lot are through words of mouth as I have a friend who is in beauty line. However, we stop bring in new stock as the bulk price has increased and we feel that the demand is not high enough as more and more people are selling and new sprees for it.
We really enjoy the process and thought of doing it long-term wise by sourcing on our own for new products to bring in to Singapore but as both of us have full time job, sometimes that can be quite time consuming, plus none of us are in beauty line and I can be quite slow with all the latest "in" skincare stuff (only recently saw some review on a new product called Steam Cream) so we didn't continue the idea. A bit disappointed but if something caught our eyes we may do ad-hoc sales. So if you come across any new products or product that is not readily available in Singapore, do tell us. We may explore on it. Currently, I am selling Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Program set. Interested, do take a look at the following link: http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250426422947 or drop a note to me. Or you happen to know anyone interested in buying this, please help me spread the words. Thank you. Cheers.
However, once you open a product then it becomes a different story. Take a look at the picture on the right, have you ever notice the first logo on the right? Any idea what it stands for? It has been there for years and I did not notice it. Until recently, I realized its real meaning. It is an indicator of the month(s) that a product must finish once it is opened. After the period, it must be discarded (e.g. based on product in the picture, if I started using it on 23rd May 2009 so by 22 May 2010, I must finish it).
Anyway try not to keep skincare products for too long. Don’t advise to stock up your skincare products. I know it is always easier to say than doing it. I myself always tend to buy too much especially in sales. However try to visualize that it is a pack of food, you will always try to get the pack that has the furthest expiry date and try to finish it as soon as possible. You will not eat a pack of expired food. So same thing for skincare products. Do take note. Cheers.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Nuts and Spices
From the Farm
24 Hour Wholesale
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Actually I have tried brushing with baking soda but maybe I didn’t use long enough to be able to see the effect. Just got myself another package of baking soda. Should try using it with some whitening toothpastes. But I just realized using peroxide and baking soda are ways of mild bleaching. So are they harmful for my teeth??? Think I shouldn’t use baking soda too often.
Found some other home remedies for whiter teeth on the net, maybe I should try out some of them…
• Baking soda and a toothbrush to gently whiten teeth
• Foods such as celery, apples, pears and carrots trigger lots of saliva -- which helps to scrub away stains on your teeth
• Chewing sugarless gum also triggers saliva, which help eliminate teeth stains and do you know that saliva neutralizes acid that causes tooth decay so more saliva is better.
Besides trying to whiten your teeth, be aware of the following to keep your teeth white:
• Don’t smoke. Nicotine causes brown stains that penetrate the groves and pits of tooth enamel and can be hard to remove by brushing alone. The longer you smoke, the more entrenched the stains become. Smoking also causes bad breath and gingivitis (gum disease), and increases risk of oral cancers.
• Watch what you eat, some foods can cause teeth stains. How to identify such food? Can try this theory, anything that can stain a white cotton T-shirt can stain teeth. Such as coffee, beverages such as tea, dark sodas, and fruit juices. These teeth stains develop slowly and become more noticeable as we age
• Red wine, cranberry juice, and grape juice also stain teeth easily. Beside beverages, deep color fruits and veggies such as blueberries, blackberries, and beets give their nutritional punch but also leave their color on teeth. To prevent tooth stains, remember to brush or rinse your mouth after drinking or eating.
• While all sweetened drinks are bad for teeth, some energy, sports drinks and bottled lemonade may be worse, they may erode tooth enamel after long-term use. The result is thin, translucent, discolored teeth. To prevent tooth erosion, don't sit and sip these drinks for a long time and rinse mouth with water when finished drinking.
• Some medication can stain teeth too. Antibiotic tetracycline cause gray teeth in children whose teeth are still developing. Antibacterial mouthwashes -- containing chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium chloride -- also stain teeth. Some antihistamines, antipsychotic drugs, and antihypertensive medications cause tooth stains, as can iron and excess fluoride. If bleaching doesn’t help, ask about dental bonding, in which a tooth-colored material is applied to teeth.
• One simple strategy to maintain white teeth: brush. Brush at least twice and floss at least once daily. Even better, brush after every meal and snack. Brushing helps prevent tooth stains and yellow teeth, especially at the gum line. For best results, try a powered toothbrush. Both electric and sonic toothbrushes may be superior to traditional toothbrushes in removing plaque and surface stains on teeth.
• See your dentist for regular checkups and professional cleaning. The abrasion and polishing methods dentists use can remove most teeth stains caused by food and tobacco.
Of course there are other ways to whiten your teeth such as do-it-yourself teeth whitening kits, home whitening strips and tooth whitening and dental work. But I prefer the natural way so for the time being, I will skip them and hope I can really following the above instructions to achieve whiter and brighter teeth and smile. Unless my teeth get real worse. Know other home remedies on teeth whiten do share with me.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
To tell you the truth, I have never done any manicure or pedicure in my whole life. All these years I only cut and the most paint my nails. Recently I try bluff and polish my own nail on and off but too lazy to do it frequently.
Ah almost forget, few years back, I did let my eldest sister, who was at that time interested in all these, remove my toes cuticles and you know what??? She accidentally cuts too deep and my toe bleed and bleed. From then I have phobia to all these mani & pedicure. Plus I find them quite expensive. Don’t want to spend such money, rather buy skincare, clothes or just save them up.
Anyway another colleague did mentioned that mani & padicure are all quite addictive, once you start usually you will continue to patronize as you will not like the feeling when your nails' cuticles grew back. So is a cycle. So have you start this cycle???
Venue: Cosmetic Department Level 1, Takashimaya Department Store
Date: 23 May 09, Sat Time: 2pm - 5pm
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Highlights of the party:
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Monday, May 18, 2009
I quite like Clarins's makeup remover and facial form. For the time being, they are quite effective on my skin (I hope no bad reaction will develop). I am still monitoring. Currently I am considering whether should I expand its range of products to use.
Hate running so just walked about 4km for 40 minutes. Now my lower body are aching. Think didn't exercise for too long. So when is the last time I exercise?? I can't really remember. A year ago (don't laugh at me)? ;P Let's see how long I will keep exercising. Hope will continue for good, at least once a week. To keep fit. My sister mentioned that for slimming purpose, should do both walking and running. Not that I need to slim down, instead I'm hoping to build some mass.
Thought of going to gym but after ransacked my wardrobe, I realised I don't have any proper sport attire. So gave up. My friend is giving me a pair of track shoes, hope I can wear them. Maybe will get some nicer looking shorts. Any cheap lobang?
I used to go to my cousin's condo to swim but her place is quite far, so lazy. Don't like to go public pool as I only wear 2 piece swimwear (I look like shit in 1 piece swimsuit) and tends to get a lot of people staring. I know certain public pools are quite common to have girls wearing bikini but not really for the one near my place. Maybe I should go check put again, maybe it changes!
Beside body aching, I must also endure itchiness as both my legs are full of Mosquito's bites. So lucky! Don't know how long the achiness and the itchiness will last hope they will end soon.
Anyway did you notice I change my blog's template again? Didn't??? OKie, just another green effort for mother nature. Read from an old article saying that the lighter the web page is, the more energy it consumed. I think it is quite an effortless move to be "greener", maybe my blog doesn't look as appealing as before but for our future, why not! Cheers.
Friday, May 15, 2009
However, I always heard from colleagues or friends that they will restrict or avoid certain food/(s) just to reduce weight and sometimes for better health. A lot of them are counting their calories intake. Going for slimming course. Sometimes looking at them I feel sad. Cannot eat things we like, worry of being over ate. What sort of life is this. We only live life once, why can't we enjoy ourselves. Maybe not all the time but occasional, why not??? Isn't a healthy life more important.
So I came across a article on strategies for a healthy diet, find it quite meaningful and will like to share with people who are always concern about their weight and diet.
Strategies for a healthy diet
Eat enough calories but not too many. Maintain a balance between your calorie intake and calorie expenditure—that is, don't eat more food than your body uses. The average recommended daily allowance is 2,000 calories, but this depends on your age, sex, height, weight, and physical activity.
Eat a wide variety of foods. Healthy eating is an opportunity to expand your range of choices by trying foods—especially vegetables, whole grains, or fruits—that you don't normally eat.
Keep portions moderate, especially high-calorie foods. In recent years serving sizes have ballooned, particularly in restaurants. Choose a starter instead of an entrée, split a dish with a friend, and don’t order supersized anything.
Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes—foods high in complex carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, low in fat, and free of cholesterol. Try to get fresh, local produce food.
Drink more water. Our bodies are about 75% water. It is a vital part of a healthy diet. Water helps flush our systems, especially the kidneys and bladder, of waste products and toxins.
Limit sugary foods, salt, and refined-grain products. Sugar is added to a vast array of foods. In a year, just one daily 12-ounce can of soda (160 calories) can increase your weight by 16 pounds.
Don’t be the food police. You can enjoy your favorite sweets and fried foods in moderation, as long as they are an occasional part of your overall healthy diet. Food is a great source of pleasure, and pleasure is good for the heart – even if those French fries aren’t!
Get moving. A healthy diet improves your energy and feelings of well-being while reducing your risk of many diseases. Adding regular physical activity and exercise will make any healthy eating plan work even better.
One step at a time. Establishing new food habits is much easier if you focus on and take action on one food group or food fact at a time.
You see even in the articles ask people not to be food police. Just eat all kinds of food and not being selective. But keep portions moderate. Doesn't this make life easier. Eventually we will feel great, healthy and naturally we will look good. This is the way of living. Work, study, marriage already have so much stress. We should not add extra stress to ourselves. So don't worry be happy, big or small size, weight is not really that important. Health is!
Carbohydrates: a source of energy.
Proteins: for growth and repair.
Fats: a source of energy and contain fat soluble vitamins.
Vitamins: required in very small quantities to keep us healthy.
Mineral Salts: required for healthy teeth, bones, muscles etc..
Fibre: help our intestines function correctly; it is not digested.
No idea what am I talking about, never mind. See below diagram and you will roughly have an idea what sort of food we are require to take in daily to keep our body functioning properly.
I know it is easier to say than to do but the minimum we can do is try to take all sorts of food at least once during a day. Such as at least some meat or fish, vegetables, bread or rice in a meal and dairy products, fruits, and sugary foods in another.
Moral: Take moderate portion of any or everything, whether you like or not it.
Now I must keep reminding myself so to achieve better skin and health! You, don't forget too.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
God, I am been using Shu Uemura Skin Purifier - HIGH PERFORMANCE BALANCING CLEANSING OIL FRESH (for the past four months). Is this the reason??? Could be cos since March09 my face developed all these "white heads", they maybe have been clogging over all these months. So in order to confirm that this Shu Uemura's makeup remover is the culprit, I have to stop using it immediately (I still left with 1/3 and a unopen bottles). My beautician told me is because of my sensitive skin, I am not really suitable for oil based products. Life is so unfair, my friend who been using this makeup remover for years still love this product and thinks is the best, long lasting product.
So now I have no choice but to put my another unopen bottle of Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O 450ml 15.2FL.oz on sale.
(Shu Uemura Skin Purifier Program)
I bought this from Japan and comes with Foaming Cleansing Water F2 450ml 15.2FL.oz. It is an entirely new package, not opened at all. I am selling at SGD170 for two products (retail price for the makeup remover is SGD132). Interested do drop me a massage. Cheers.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
"At SUN, we believe in achieving wellness and beauty through food. This special menu created by Executive Chef Toshio Sawai is a collection of seemingly simple dishes with ingredients that contribute to nourishing the body. "
This special promotion menu is available from 28 April C 8 June 2009 at Japanese Dining SUN at CHIJMES and SUN with MOON at both Wheelock Place and Central.
In celebration of natural beauty, SUN and renowned beauty brand Shu Uemura presents an exceptional bonus for guests.
Order any item from SUNs Food for Beauty menu + minimum $80 on final bill and receive a special WREX+ series Intro Kit from Shu Uemura.
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Helps to boost skin's healthy Radiance
Kiehl's recently introduced a latest extension of its Yerba Mate collection, the Yerba Mate Gel-Cream - a lightweight gel-cream infused with Yerba Mate to improve skin texture for a healthy looking, youthful skin.
Quote from its advertisement: Yerba Mate is an extraordinary, nutrient packed herb native to South American that contains 24 vitamins and minerals; 15 amino acids; 11 powerful antioxidants - nearly all the vitamins necessary to sustain life.
Sound really quite good. Actually I ever tried this range of facial wash and lotion sample. Find it not too bad but since I have used Abyssine Serum and at that time my skin seem quite alright so this time round when my face has a lot of whiteheads, I bought it again. Hoping it will again improve my skin texture. I even bought this range moisturizer (lotion) with SPF 15. However I found it a bit of thick. The consultant at Kiehl's mentioned that moisturizers with SPF are thicker. Actually during my China trip, I used its Abyssine cream with SPF 23. Think China is very dry so I didn't find it thick at all.
However, my skin seem the same. Of course it did not worsen but I still have quite a lot of whiteheads below my cheeks. Don't know is it because I always put down my hair or my makeup remover doesn't suit me. Maybe I should consult my beautician.
Task: Test or get sample for New Yerba Mate Tea Gel-Cream from Kiehl's. Compare with its lotion, will get the lighter product once my lotion is finished (don't know when will it be but by 18th of June I have to use up my Robinson voucher). :P
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I don't have blue or green eye. I am brown eyes, typically asian girl. Actually I don't think got anyone reading my blog except my boyfriend (now is ex-boyfriend). We just broke up. Think I can't go travelling with my boyfriend cos we always end up breaking up after our trip. Anyway think I am just fated to be alone.
I really have no motivation to continue writing. Anyway quite difficult to write in office and back home, I don't have pc except at my sister's place. Don't want to bother anyone. Just feel like sleeping don't wish to do anything. Any medication to eat and sleep forever??? Don't have to think, do etc...
Sometimes I wonder if I ever die at home, no one will know about it. Ya office will know cos I didn't come to work or Sunday, my mum will look for me cos every sunday I am supposed to go to my sister's place for dinner.
Think in this whole world, only my mum cares about me. She is really a wonderful, strong person but she leads a hard life. Dun want to worry her at all. I really got no one to share my thoughts or stuff except my eight soft toys at home.
Got to stop complaining and work so that later I can go home to sleep......
Monday, May 4, 2009
Anyway for this trip, I spent way too more! Think more than my last year Japan trip. I decided that if it is possible, never travel by package tour. Think I spend about SGD100 or more on tipping and SGD120 on shows. Then a lot of time (about 1/3 of the trip) was spent on introduction and selling of products.
Anyway what did I spend??? Bought Chinese medicine loh. Spent almost SGD1.4k on these (can buy a laptop and MP3 loh, shit!!!). Don't what get into my mind. Anyway what done cannot be undo. Hope they are effective after completing them.
Now better work hard to pay off my credit card bill..... And no more spending!!!!!
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