Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Choosing our wedding bands at Michael Trio

Hello my dear friends!

Hopefully no one is tired of reading about wedding updates yet! It's been really exciting this month, and we managed to get another to-do list struck off my wedding checklist, and something really important and significant too.. our wedding bands!

Don't get confused, I don't mean the live band at the wedding, but the rings that we're going to be putting on each other when we exchange our vows on January 1st, and thereafter be wearing for the rest of our lifetimes :')

After some shopping around, YZ and I finally decided on a well-known jewelry shop: Michael Trio. It was with much anticipation and excitement that we stepped into Michael Trio's showroom at Tanjong Pagar to find out what Michael Trio has to offer.

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Looking at the sheer amount of designs available can be quite overwhelming, so here's my advice for you: Be patient, and get both your HTB and yourself to try on the different ring designs to find out what you like the most!

To be honest, I stepped into Michael Trio without doing any prior research on wedding band designs and had completely no idea what I would like. All I knew is that I wanted the simplest wedding band that's modest and not too fancy.

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Thankfully, Michael Trio has got a HUGE selection of wedding bands! Price wise, their rings are very reasonably set too. (Depends mostly on the weight of the gold as well as the number of diamonds in the setting!)

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We decided to just randomly pick out a few promising looking ones to try on to see how they look on us..

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The very friendly and knowledgeable staff at Michael Trio recommended us to try this classic setting with a row of little sparkly diamonds. Mmmm pretty, but I thought I'd prefer something even simpler with less bling!

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Looks not too bad huh?

But right after that, my eye fell upon this absolutely BEAUTIFUL design and I was sold even before trying it on!

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This set of beautiful rings in a lovely matte finish and with a rim of rose gold.
My favourite part is the subtle embossed studs that encircle each ring, with one sparkly diamond for the lady's!

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Just to see how the wedding band would look stacked up with my engagement ring as well... :D I love it! It's such an understated design but still so unique.

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I like how the male version of the same design is thicker and more manly, but YZ thought it felt a little too thin on his finger.

Fortunately, Michael Trio offers customisation and modification services at no extra cost, and so we decided to tweak the male version of the ring design that we picked, to make it double tiered so that it's thicker but still retains the same design.

About two weeks later, Michael Trio sent us a 3D render of the modified designs that we were thinking of doing! Makes it a lot easier for us to visualise the final outcome!

What do you think? :D :D :D
Once we've confirmed on the final design, the actual ring will be made!

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Whoop whoop!
YZ and I are really looking forward to seeing the final rings! :)

Apart from wedding bands, Michael Trio also offers engagement rings: all their diamonds are of the highest quality and come with certificates too! I browsed Michael Trio's website and I found it very cool and informative. You can actually create your own perfect engagement from the website in just three simple steps: Choosing first a diamond and then the setting, and the complete price will then be automatically calculated for you by the website! Go check it out!

Can't wait to share on the final products once we've all confirmed and ready-to-go with our ring designs! I officially feel almost married already teehee. Three month count-down begins now!

xoxo

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cabin Crew Kit: Skincare secrets of flight attendants


I absolutely love flying and travelling. Travelling is one of my favourite things to do like I mentioned in my previous post "10 Things That Make Me Happy"! And I feel so blessed because I've been given countless of opportunities to spread my wings and take flight this year, something that I'm incredibly thankful for. In the past 8 or 9 months, I've travelled 7 times and I'm so looking forward to my next trip in October, when I'll be flying to SPAAAAIN!

Despite how much I love flying, there's a downside to it that I dread everything I fly. Long flight hours in the harsh and dry airplane cabins doesn't just make me feel dehydrated and tired, it creates havoc on my skin :(

I'm sure you have experienced it too. My skin usually goes crazy when after a long flight, and especially when I arrive in a foreign climate with dry weather conditions. It starts flaking, breaking out in little bumps and just being a total pain in the a**! :( Frequent flying really does take a toll on the skin, and I find that my skin has become drier and dehydrated.

But of course, dehydration doesn't just happen to those of us who fly regularly. If you spend hours in an air-conditioned office or you sleep in an air-conditioned room every night, you might realise that your skin has become dryer and duller too.

I've been looking out for skincare that can address hydration issues and I recently got to hear of Cabin Crew Kit skin care, which is a brand specifically tailored for frequent flyers whose skin is often exposed to harsh climate. The name caught my attention straight away, because don't we all want to know how those beautiful flight attendants keep their skin healthy and flawless, even with the long and harsh flight hours that they face?

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Cabin Crew Kit is a formulation of US and Japan technology and made to address the major key concern of Hydration. Therefore, all the products are formulated to provide ample moisture while addressing other skin concerns! An extra dose of hydration for every series to ensure it solves the problem while providing ample moisture.

Cabin Crew Kit is also a dermatologist grade of products, but suitable for home use!

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Here are some of the products that I got to try! As I don't have any major problems right now with acne, I didn't really use the Hydro Zit Gel long-term, which is meant to help clear acne and blemishes while hydrating at the same time.

Instead, I used the other two products: Nano Hydration Boost and Skin Renewal Serum.

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Skin Renewal Serum

One of the products that caught my attention straight away was the Skin Renewal Serum. It is a multi-functional serum that exfoliates, repairs and hydrates, all at the same time! I don't think I've ever used a serum that exfoliates at the same time, so this is a first!

In any skincare regime, exfoliation is an extremely important step. When we remove dead tissue on the surface of the skin during exfoliation, this helps to minimise pores and reveal soft, smooth skin beneath for a more radiant glow.

The Skin Renewal Serum has a gentle approach in promoting the exfoliation of top layer of dry, dead skin cells, revealing newer and healthier skin. The appearance of wrinkles and fine lines is reduced, while stimulation of collagen synthesis helps to improve skin’s elasticity and youthful glow.

Application: Apply 2 full pumps evenly over cleansed face and neck. Avoid eyes area. For daily night use only. Due to the sun sensitivity in AHA elements, it is recommended to use sunscreen when you are out in the day. Suitable for all skin types. 


I like how the Skin Renewal Serum is almost liquidy in texture. Two pumps is quite a lot, so I personally use only one pump, which seems to be the perfect amount for me!

Upon application, I can feel a very slight prickling sensation, which is the glycolic acid content at work! It absorbs quickly into my skin and doesn't feel uncomfortable even on my sensitive skin. With usage over the past couple of weeks, I do feel that my skin has gotten more radiant and has improved in texture!

PS. This item is only to be used at night due to the sun sensitivity in its AHA ingredients. Also, always wear a sunblock in the day time as well to protect your skin!

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The other item I've been using is the Nano Hydration Boost!

There are many triggers to skin sensitization and one of the biggest consequences of dry skin is an increase in sensitivity. When skin is dry, it’s depleted of its natural protective lipid barrier and lowers skin’s defenses against environmental assaults that can cause a sensitized reaction in skin, such as itching and redness. The double-action Nano Hydration Boost serum helps to replenish, recover and rejuvenate your dry or dehydrated skin condition.

If you're looking for ultra-hydration, I recommend the Nano Hydration Boost! This serum has the ability to effectively lock in moisture on our skin surface and prevents dehydration from happening.  Also, it's so gentle on the skin!

Application: Apply 1-2 pumps evenly over cleansed face and neck. Day and night use. Suitable for all skin type


I really like the texture of all the Cabin Crew Kit products I've tried. The Nano Boost Serum is another clear liquid that's equally light weight and I like how it fully absorbs into the skin with no greasy residue! It can be used both day and night, and I like to imagine it locking in all the moisture into my skin!

Pardon my no-makeup face, but I thought that'd be the best way to show you what the products have been doing for me! And this is also immediately after application at night of the Skin Renewal Serum (my favourite product) which I alternate with the Nano Boost Serum.

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I personally feel that my skin has become more glowy with frequent usage! And of course, it is also improved in terms of its texture, I don't feel that my skin is so dry anymore.

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These Cabin Crew Kit products aren't miracle products, they don't work immediately (i.e after just one usage), so I recommend you to use these products regularly for at least 2-3 weeks to see results!

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Glad to find this range specially tailored for the frequent flyers. I'm packing this into my luggage on my next trip ;D


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Cabin Crew Kit skin care products are available online on www.mycabincrewkit.com and prices range between S$72.00 to S$115.00!

xx

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Brunch at Rokeby Bistro

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Hello everyone!

It's been quite some time since I did a cafe review! I've been to Rokeby Bistro quite a few times because it's literally a five minutes drive away from my place, those familiar with the area should know of the famous Jalan Riang, which also houses other popular eating places like Wimbly Lu and The Cajun Kings.

I like Rokeby, I think they serve up pretty good food, and it's a cozy, no-airs-about-it sort of place. I've tried quite a variety of dishes at Rokeby, and some of my favourites are:

Truffle fries: It's crispy shoestring fries (my favourite!) and has a strong enough aroma of truffle!
Chilli mussels: I'm a huge fan of mussels and these are surprisingly good. I really like the sauce that is sweet and spicy, it goes so well with the mussels!
Steak: We had the "Big Fat Bloke" and it's a very nicely done piece of steak, lightly flavoured and 
Fruits and Nutella Waffle: The waffle here isn't as buttery as Wimbly Lu's but it's a little lighter and so fluffy on the inside while staying crisp on the outside! And I always add a scoop of ice cream to make it extra delicious!

Oh, try the Vegemite Glazed Chicken for those who like the taste of Vegemite, those are really delicious with vegemite sauce on a crisply battered drumlet!

The drinks here are pretty good too, and I really like the smoothies, yum!

This place is great for Sunday afternoon chill-outs! Did I mention that there's no GST and service charge? Prices are very reasonable and I think it's good value-for-money!

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Rokeby Bistro
15-9 Jalan Riang
Singapore 358987

Opening Hours
Mon – Closed
Tue to Sun 9AM - 10PM

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Banana Smoothie
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Hazelnut Latte
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Mushroom Fritters
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Vegemite Glazed Chicken
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Braised Ox Cheek Stew

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Kurobuta Pork Belly
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The Big Fat Bloke
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Tiramisu
Fruit And Nutella Waffle with Ice Cream
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I'll be back soon, Rokeby Bistro!

xoxo


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