Sunday, March 30, 2014

Baby Aiden One Month Old

Happy one month old to Baby Aiden.

It is Chinese tradition to hold a celebration when a baby turns one month old. This will mark the end of the mother's confinement period and to introduce the newborn baby to the relatives and friends.

Yes, finally I am going to meet nephew, Aiden, for the very first time. Aiden is my eldest cousin's son.
My mum was really anxious to visit her grandnephew too. While I was still happily blogging away, she was standing right beside me, nagging me to prepare myself and head out. Yeah, my mum still nag at me even when I am already so old.

We reached my cousin's place at 2 plus and baby Aiden was sleeping soundly. He just had his haircut too.
It is also a tradition to shave the baby's head during the first month, to shed off the birth hair.

The precious little one that everyone pampered.

Helium ballrooms were filled in the room.

last photo of Aiden before I left the room.

I went to the kitchen and found this rabbit lurking around. 

Decided to play with it for awhile. 
Come come, have your lunch.

Sniff sniff.
Is it edible?

Yes, it is.
I want to eat. Mmmmm..

More and more balloons.

Baby Aiden was awake.

My aunt and grandma playing with baby Aiden.

It was a nice Sunday spent with my family.
Now that Sunday is ending soon, which means Monday is approaching. Okay, I am already  feeling the blue. Sigh.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Product Review: 2B Alternative Into Arm & Body

Sponsored Review

Do you know that arm and body fats are the most difficult parts in our body to lose fats?

This is a problem faced by many individuals, I am no exception. I enjoyed eating all the sinful food and after which, fats tend to build up at my arms and belly areas.

 How can we get rid of these fats?

Recently, I was being introduced to 2B Alternative Into Arm & Body.

Hot burn for flabby arms and tummy!

2B uses a new Heat Deep Penetrating (HDP) formula activates EGF, HCA, Caffeine and Liporeductyl to reach fat cell as well as cut it fast by high speed burning, an effect much strong than any fat burn machine does. Thus, it removes the stubborn fat, find back our waist and farewell to our muscle.

2Base is one of the most shinning element, which developed as the highest effective injection-free ingredient on targeted body region slimming. The concentrated 2Base used in 2B is highly effective in tightening fat arms and waist muscle inch by inch, day by day.

It not only stops sagging but also knockouts bye-bye muscles and achieves an anti-wrinkle perfect slimming result.

How to apply

After shower, fully dry your body and for your tummy, gently massage from lower waist and up for 3 minutes. For your arms, gently massage from your palm to your shoulder for 2 to 3 minutes until fully absorbed. apply 2B onto our arms and tummy.

The gel will leave your skin feeling sticky upon application, massage it until it is fully absorbed into skin.

Within a few minutes after application, I could feel a burning sensation over at the applied areas. Not to worry, the burning sensation is still bearable and it does not irritate the skin, you just have the warm feeling in area in need. The heat sensation will only last for 15 - 20 minutes.

There is no chili or ginger extract added. These ingredients not only cause skin irritation, it is not helpful on targeting the fat issue.

2B permeable molecule allows non-stickiness on skin. By applying, our skin can feel its absorption and warmth.

1 tube of 2B Arm & Body(100ml) can use around 2-2.5 Weeks.

My review:

The gel has a very nice aromatic scent so it makes me smell nice after shower. The jelly-like gel was fast absorbed into skin. Initially, the gel was sticky upon applying on skin, but after massaging, the gel get fully-absorbed into our skin. 

After using it for about 2 weeks, I have lose half-inch at my tummy area and my arm fats are more firmed up and less obvious. The heat sensation did help to shape my arms and body. I am already getting used to the heat sensation and will continue to use it.

I am glad that it works well for me. I will share with you more about the result once I finished the whole tube.


Are you facing the same problem as me?
Try out the product for yourselves too and shed off the excess fats at your arms and body.

2B Into Arm & Body is available exclusively in Guardian Pharmacy Outlet. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

LAUNCH of Whitening Revolution with Nuxe

Began my weekend with the product launch of Nuxe latest skin care innovation:
Nuxe whitening product series range.

Credits to Nuxe's Singapore.

I was here early together with Tracy and Wendy at Food for Thought @ National Museum of Singapore.

Nuxe is now one of the best-selling* brands in pharmacies and parapharmacies in France. 
The brand "Nuxe" comes from two words - NATURE and LUXE in French. It means nature and luxury.

Understanding the needs of Asian women like us, who live in a hot and humid country, Nuxe has come up with their latest innovation that is targeted at Asian women - Nuxe White.

NUXE explored the heart of Prodigious flowers, such as White Crocus (exclusive patent), Stargazer Lily, Porcelain Rose (exclusive patent) and Cherry Blossom to identify high performance molecules which work in synergy with Vitamin C on the three key factors of skin transparency: 
1. whiteness, 
2. luminosity
3. hydration.

Nuxe White has been proven to reduce the appearance of dark spots, improve the transparency and clarity of the complexion and the rosy appearance of the skin.

Let the expert from Nuxe shared with us more about the range of products - Nuxe White.

In Nuxe White products, there are 3 key factors that help us to achieve transparent and rosy skin:

Whiteness with no dark spots. 
By acting on each step of the skin pigmentation process, two White Flowers - White Crocus and Stargazer Lily - and stabilized Vitamin C work in synergy to effectively reduce the number and appearance of dark spots.

Rosy luminosity.
By improving the skin’s microcirculation, Porcelain Rose, a novel active ingredient in cosmetics, helps to reduce the yellow and olive coloring of the complexion to reveal its pink component.

Perfect moisturizing. 
By saturating the cells of the horny layer with water, Cherry Blossom helps to plump up and smooth the skin for perfect light reflexion.

Credits to Nuxe's Singapore.

The bloggers in action.

The speaker shared with us that majority of women who tested NUXE WHITE wished to continue using it. They were all convinced by the product’s efectiveness against dark spots, its action on whiteness, the reduction in the skin’s yellow-olive coloring revealing a new rosy radiance, the luminosity and moisturizing effects - helping them to achieve new transparency of their skin.

Here are the new 5 skincare products from Nuxe White.
They come together to create a ritual in which each flower and function complement and strengthen each other to help the skin achieve the most perfect transparency.

Let me guide you through the step by step procedure for skincare regime:

Step 1: Clean & Purify with Brightening Purifying Foam

It is a rich creamy foam that cleanses the skin without drying it. The cleanser has high foaming power that do not irritate the skin. Being derivatives from Coconut, Corn and Sunflower, it compensates for the drying effect of cleansing.

Retail price - $38

Step 2: Moisturize & Smooth with Brightening Moisturizing Lotion

The lotion has a very gentle micro-exfoliating e ffect that that encourages cell renewal and refines the skin's texture. This can be achieved using 100% natural Hyaluronic Acid that preserves water at the skin’s surface and avoids dryness.

Retail price - $55

Step 3: Correct with Intensive Whitening Dark Spot Correcting Serum

This is the star product of Nuxe White range because it reinforces performance against dark spots, has strong moisturizing powers and contains highly concentrated formula of brightening active ingredients. It leaves no greasy or sticky feeling on the skin.

Price - $88

Step 4: Diminish dark spots & Moisturize with Brightening Moisturizing Emulsion

The emulsion contains rice Powder that absorbs excess sebum, matifies without blocking the pores and leaves a very silky finish. Use it for plumped up and visibly more transparent skin.

Retail price - $65

Step 5: Protect from UV with Daily UV Protector SPF 30 +++

This is a triple protection for the skin against all environmental aggressions. An ultra-fluid and non-sticky texture that does not leave any white film and can be applied before your daily moisturizer or as a base for make-up, all year round.

It has high SPF 30 sun protection against UVA and UVB. It contains jasmine extract which help to boost defenses against free radicals and promote protection of the cells.

Price - $45

Credits to Nuxe's Singapore.

After the presentation, we went on to try out the products.

One unique trademark of Nuxe's products is that it contains floral scent. I love the sweet floral scent, it makes me smell like I just came out from a garden.

Credits to Nuxe's Singapore.

We took a photo with the speaker from Nuxe. Thanks for explaining about the different products to us so thoroughly.

We also get to enjoy the delicious canape from Food For Thought.

Chocolate brownies and mini red velvet cake. 
I love the red velvet cake especially, it is super nice.

Thanks Nuxe for the invitation and warm hospitality, I enjoyed myself at the event and learnt a lot about the new range of products. I will be sharing with you more once I started using Nuxe White series. Stay tuned for the review.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/nuxe.sg

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Official Launch: The Arts House Turns 10

Happy 10th Anniversary to The Arts House.

The Arts House was launched in 2004, it set out to be a centre for the arts that all can access and enjoy. It acts as a platform for performers from all walks of life. Through its programmes, it has consistently reached out to diverse segments of the community - young and old, families and professionals. All of us can bond together as a community through the arts.

I was here for the opening party together with the Christine and Jessie.

The Arts House has a proud heritage of its own.  It is the oldest existing government building in Singapore, and also one of our national monuments.

The Arts House has turned 10 and it is now moving on to the next start of the journey.

The celebrations will span across 10 days from 26 March – 6 April, centred on the theme “The Next Page”. As The Arts House marks this milestone, they are also very eager to look forward to the next decade of supporting more artists and writers. The celebrations will showcase the best of Singapore’s emerging and established artists and writers, anchored by the site specific show The Next Page.

The Guest of Honour, Mr Lawrence Wong, has arrived at the venue. 
I felt so excited standing close to the Minister.

The event started off with a speech by Mr William Phuan, Director of The Arts House.
He shared with us that The Art House is ready to make the leap to the next page as a centre for writing, writers and ideas. 

Mr Phuan was actually standing right besides me when down the stage.
Gotcha in the camera (:

After which was poem reading by poet Pooja Nansi, “A House made of words”. 
This is a specially-commissioned poem about The Arts House.

Last but not least, speech by Mr Lawrence Wong, Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and. Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information.

The Next Page begins. 
We moved on to The Lawn to catch The Opening "Quotes".

Brian Gothong Tan's light installation will be projected on The Arts House's facade, and there will also be a performance by Cake Theatrical Productions.

The audiences were being transported into a multi-media literary world with a dazzling display of light using Epson projector, the world’s top projector maker for 13 years and Singapore’s No. 1 Projector Brand (2012 - 2013).

Credits to Epson.

Epson outdoor multimedia projection showcase will be held as part of the anchor show on 26 March, and throughout the celebrations till 6 April.

The outdoor multimedia projection show is developed in collaboration with CAKE Theatrical Productions, a contemporary theatre company in Singapore, and local multimedia artist Brian Gothong Tan, known for his cutting-edge and highly engaging works in theatre, film and installation art. The result is an immersive integration of visual imagery and dance, backed by 16 Epson high-lumens commercial projectors.

Projectors used range from 8,000 – 10,000 lumens, including the EB-Z10000, Epson’s first ultra-bright 10,000 lumens projectors, as well as the EB-Z8150, EB-Z8450WU and EB-Z8350W.


Bubbles could be seen dancing in the air. 
This really reminds me of foam party that I went at the start of the year.

The scene was magnificent. 
I want to dance in the bubble foam too.

The Old Parliament House is now the home of the mega-bookstore “The Next Page”. 

The bookstore boasts the best collection of Singapore literature in the country, where you can browse through the books and talk to our writers. Lets not forget the remnants of the previous tenants of the building, which include The Arts House, a dance club and a boutique hotel. They have been specially preserved as artifacts and exhibits, reminding us of the rich history that this building has witnessed and taken part in over the years.

We visited “The Morenada” dance club which was once the former Parliamentary Chamber.

We settled ourselves down in one of the seats. It was so comfortable. We were guessing among ourselves like which politician might have sit at our seats before. Lol.

Acting Minister was here in the room too.

We tried out the Literary Maze @ Blue Room.
 Find your way out of a maze adorned with famous literary quotes.

It's been awhile since the three of us last meet together. It's a good catch up session for us.

We were bagged home with an exclusive copy of The Arts House’s 10th anniversary commemorative book.

The public are also invited to share photos of their most cherished moments at The Arts House on Instagram. The five most popular entries will stand to win a pair of tickets to The Next Page as well as The Arts House’s 10th anniversary commemorative book.

The Arts House’s 10th anniversary programmes run from 26 March to 6 April. The two ticketed shows, The Next Pageand Night Walk With The Storyteller, can be purchased at $10 from www.bytes.sg
All other events, including Going Places, Writer x Writer, Art Mart, Concert On The Lawn and Open House events are free. For full information about the programme, the public can visit www.theartshouse.com.sg.

Thank you, Epson for the kind invitation to the The Arts House 10th anniversary party.

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