Tuesday, March 31, 2015

50 Shades of Grey - The Official Pleasure Collection

Fifty Shades of Grey  - The Official Pleasure Collection is approved by author E L James. I'm not a giant fan of the books, but I did enjoy the movie. And I am a fan of this collection of toys and accessories.
This is a brand which fans of Fifty Shades will be thrilled to receive but even for those who never tried bdsm before or those who didn't read or watch the movie, they can still enjoy using the stuff in this collection. BDSM doesn't have to be hard core. It can actually be very sensual and enjoyable.
My package arrived with the 50 Shades of Grey products discreetly enclosed within a plain brown box. Your privacy is guaranteed.

If you are thinking of gifting it to a special someone, I recommend putting in a little of your personal touch by pairing different items together to make the perfect set.
Pair the Sensual Touch Massage Oil with the Satin Flogger. Give or receive a very sensual massage. The moisturizing oil will let your hands glide across your lover's skin. Then when the skin is silky smooth, lightly brush the Satin Flogger all over his/her back and neck.

"I will use this. It will not hurt, but it will bring your blood to the surface of your skin and make you very sensitive." 

Stroke him/her with the flogger to arouse and titillate... and then with a quick whipping action, deliver a delicious sting.
For a gift catered to her personal solo pleasure, match the Mini Clit Vibrator with the Pleasure Gel for Her . This gel heightens sensation when applied to the clitoris and massaged in. The formula increases blood flow and can increase the intensity of orgasms. The vibrator is unique because it has a unique hooded tip to surround the clitoris with intense waves of stimulation. She can experiment with the various speeds and vibration patterns of this nifty little pleasure tool.

Of course, all of these can make great gifts to yourself too... take a look at the whole Fifty Shades of Grey The Official Pleasure Collection and find something that tickles your fancy.
The After Spanking Cream caught my attention because of it's naughty name. I was happy to find that it is made of good ingredients and pampers the skin.
It is nice and calming when applied immediately on tingling skin... but it's also something practical I can use daily on my skin. A good tip is to store it in the fridge so it's extra soothing to the skin.
I also have the 50 Shades of Grey Adjustable Nipple Clamps. Very Aptly named, The Pinch.

"Christian releases first one and then the other clamp, causing my nipples to sing with a surge of sweet, sweet painful feeling, but it’s oh-so-good and causing my orgasm, this orgasm, to go on and on..."
I did a video review of it, click to watch if you want to have a better look of what the clamps look like, how to use it, and the special features.
All the Fifty Shades of Grey products mentioned in this post are from CherryAffairs. They have an extensive range of this Official Pleasure Collection, of course all original and great quality. Click here to check out the collection (not safe for work!)  :)

Laters, Baby.

Monday, March 30, 2015

I Have Nothing To Wear!

Wardrobe Full of Clothes and Always Nothing to Wear!!!!!

Tell me I'm not the only girl like that. 

I'm going to need a massive closet clean out soon, because when it's not organized, some how only the shitty clothes I don't like (but don't want to get rid of ... yet) seem to surface and be right on top. I can't find any of the stuff I like.

So I won't buy any new clothes until after the next clean out. So I can also do like a stock check to see what I have and what I really need ( been needing a black leather fitted and cropped jacket for eons. And everytime I pull out a sexy dress and want to wear it.. I can't cos I'm scared I'll be cold at the party etc... but nice little dressy dresses don't go with my rugged denim jackets .... or hoodies lol).

But I do have to buy a new dress for my brother's wedding reception coming up real soon. I've decided to have a soft blush pink dress. It's a Saturday lunch reception.

I saw this one from ASOS. Is the glitter too much for lunch?
I found a Singapore coupon and offers site which has loads of discount coupon codes for online stores, free for anyone to use. I can get 20% off at ASOS with it.
Would a more plain, drape, soft dress like this be better for the occasion? I can get 30% off plus free shipping at Forever21 . It's a good deal :)

The lunch reception is at a colonial style place that has a twist of modern mixed in with the old school. So that kind of feel. I definitely know the colour I want, just haven't decided on the style. What do you think?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Review: My Beauty Diary Black Masks


I'm back in Singapore and just found out that one of my all time favourite sheet mask brands - My Beauty Diary- has recently launched its NEW Black Mask range. There are 3 types in this range, Black Obsidian Moisturizing, Black Rose Brightening and Black Pearl Total Effect Black Masks.

The masks in this range have mystical black ingredients to help eliminate skin pigmentation, unevenness and loose skin caused by UV rays and environmental impurities, the deluxe Black Mask series helps to restore uneven skin tone and enhance skin elasticity.

There is a uniquely patented ingredient - Cosphingo™ with long-lasting moisturizing property for improved hydration, enabling the skin to feel soft and supple like baby’s skin!
The 2 key ingredients in this range are 3D Hyaluronic acid and Yeast Compoud. The unique structure of the 3D Hyaluronic acid forms a protective film over the skin to replenish and retain moisture, preventing dehydration and allowing skin to stay deeply hydrated. And the Yeast compound helps tighten and regulate skin tone, and effectively soothes fatigue skin in just 15-20 minutes.

The sheet mask is made of high-quality fine and smooth cotton fibres from Japan, this cotton sheet mask feels extremely gentle on the skin, the texture is so soft! It conforms easily to my face contours and overlaps generously onto my neck area offering optimal adherence and a comfortable fit. Plus there is lots and lots of serum on it so I spread the excess serum on my lower neck and chest to make the most of this product.

These masks are suitable for use with all skin types and is very gentle on my sensitive skin as it is free of harmful paraben preservatives, alcohol, mineral oil, pigments and fluorescent agents. 


Black Obsidian Moisturizing Black Mask

I use this moisturizing mask for 15- 20 minutes in the evenings, after cleansing my face. It's part of my pampering, wind down routine at the end of the day. I don't need to use it everyday, I usually use sheet masks 2 to 3 times a week. It is nourishing, hydrating, moisturizing and illuminating.

This mask is especially recommended for skin requiring intense hydration and illumination. There are trace elements and minerals that restore healthy skin, French Black Obsidian to support the skin’s protective mechanism and enhance the skin’s hydrating power. The infusion of Laminaria digitata and sugar maple delivers intense hydration to the deep layers of skin to improve dry skin texture, revealing renewed and brighter skin. It is also enriched with numerous soothing ingredients like Calendula officinalis, Licorice, and Ruscus aculeatus extracts to relieve dry, rough and irritated skin, the mask is also rich in Bladder wrack seaweed, Aloe vera, and hydrolyzed Jojoba for improved hydration, allowing the skin to feel optimally nourished.

This is my favourite of the 3 types. I think because my skin type is quite dry so it easily appears dull looking, especially if I haven't been exfoliating (lazy lah) for a while. But the moisturizing ingredients in this mask gives my skin an effective boost, making it appear and feel more radiant after I peel the mask off.

Before putting mask on
 

Right after taking mask off

When I use sheet masks, what I want is an instantaneous effect, it must make my skin feel and look good immediately. This mask was indeed soothing, and calming on my skin and there was no stinging feeling. It made my skin super soft and did not cause any breakouts. It doesn't make my skin oily and there is no strong fragrance. After every use, the mask leaves my skin feeling more and more supple, I love touching it.

Freebie!!
For a limited time period, MyBeautyDiarySG Facebook fans get to try the Black Obsidian Moisturizing Black Mask first-hand by redeeming their FREE samples in a ‘Group Redemption Deal’. Valid only for the first 1,000 fans who participate in this group deal, the deal would only be unlocked once 1,000 entries are received.

All you need to do is 'LIKE' MyBeautyDiarySG on Facebook and then click on Black Mask Group Redemption. Share with your friends too, so it will reach 1000 soon and every participant will receive a single-piece pack of Black Obsidian Moisturizing Black Mask, worth $3.95 each!

If you would like to purchase, My Beauty Diary Black Masks are sold at the Guardian, Sasa and Watsons at $16.90 for a 5-piece pack. You can also get it online at My Beauty Diary’s official online store  NaturesMart. 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Black or White this Sunday? And What Will Become of Singapore?

I've been so touched by the outpouring of emotions and sentiments on social media over the recent passing of Lee Kuan Yew. The queue for the state funeral, despite being up to 8 hours long yesterday, was orderly. People were helping each other. 

Kind businesses along the riverfront and along the path where the queue meandered, they put out tables with free cold drinks, and some put chairs out for the weary to have some respite along the way. Good Samaritans just bought a load of drinks and food and passed them out to those queuing. No one fighting, pushing, or being kiasu. Kind of like how the Japanese were during the Tsunami aftermath ( I was so impressed with the calm, compassion and order of the Japanese, no looting etc). Honestly, I didn't think we had that in us. So to see (most of) the nation unite. It has made this loss much easier to bear.
pic from ChannelNewsAsia
But on the flipside, social media does not discriminate so every attention seeker, idiot, sheep, shit stirrer, disgruntled and misinformed person gets a voice too. And it's usually an ugly one.

It saddened me to see profiteering, and people who are trying to capitalize on his death.

$29 bucks
 

Hashtag LKY cos you know it's trending. Huat ah!
 

ok, with BreadTalk, they said that proceeds were for charity. Hmm... I think their intentions were good (if really for charity) but still, to churn out a Lee Kuan Yew bun the day after the man dies... is in poor taste.
 
Then there are those who make a show of going to his funeral. Why are a few of them smiling widely like on a fun school excursion???? The inappropriateness baffles me.

click to expand pic
I suppose it makes sense when you rationalize that most of this group are from the flashmob generation. This is just the way they do things... whether it's a movie premier or a funeral. But still... don't smile happily la, aiyoh.

Of course many celebrities, like Stefanie Sun went to the funeral too, but they were mostly low key. They knew that this event wasn't about THEM.

See, even Pierre Png (*swoon*) went, queued up with everyone else so that he could pay his last respects, but declined to pose for any photos with fans.

By the way, when I went back to his Instagram to get this screenshot, I realized eh... he changed his description.. first he said lets all wear black this Sunday... then he changed it to wear WHITE (upper caps).
Le kuah la! People nag until even Pierre Png changed his description.
Someone initially came up with the initiative to Wear Black this Sunday. It went viral.
Then someone started a WHITE version. Black or white, both are colours for mourning, so its ok. It has caught on too and is going viral... which is fine, wearing white is appropriate... but so many who are spreading this 'white movement' is going round saying Not to wear black. LKY wants us to wear white. And that the Black Sunday thingy is Fake (eh? this kind of thing got fake and authentic??).  

For the record, there's no official or non-official colour to wear ok. This is not a communist country.

Even got 'staff' from Prime minister's office tell people not to wear black wor.

Please la, wear whatever you want but don't spread it like it's some kind of mandate (because it's not). Then you even make people feel bad/guilty/wrong about wanting to wear black. (Until Pierre Png change his description some more!)
To me it seems like someone went, "damn it, that black movement thingy is going viral. Why didn't I think of it first! Nevermind, I shall start a wear white movement and challenge the black one."
 
HALLO! This shouldn't be about your ego and how many people you can get on your side.
Is it just me? Or does that shirt look black to you?

I'm not against wearing white or any other colour. It's your choice. But what I hate is when smarty pants people try to convince you that wearing black is WRONG and that you are listening to a Hoax (wtf?) and that LKY would have wanted us to wear white. People's Action Party always wear white. This is LKY's funeral, not PAP event leh! And if black is wrong, why did he wear black to his own wife's funeral then??? Stop spreading nonsense. Full stop.

Our Facebook newsfeeds are filled with praises for LKY. Some even more annoying because the posts come across as self glorifying or like they're trying to outdo everyone else with a bigger tribute. All singing praises etc. I find those posts harmless, and if I've seen enough, I just skip past their posts la.

So I understand how to some, it would seem as if all these people are so stupid that they think that Lee Kuan Yew created Singapore and that all the good things are because of him and him alone. I know it might seem that way when we call him the founding father, and talk about how Singapore is what it is now because of him. But most of us actually do know that there were others before him, along side him, and after him who have also contributed greatly to this nation. But for this week, we just want to celebrate this man.


For those who don't get the sarcasm. This pic is not Raffles Place circa 1959
I like this guy and agree with a lot of his views (on loads of stuff) whenever he posts them on FB. I can imagine how frustrated he must feel when people conveniently 'erase history' but this post is kind of mean. Sarcasm is one thing, but this came across as passive aggressive to me.  :(

Perhaps someone will post info about our other founders and pioneers in the coming weeks. That's a good way of educating the masses about our history. :)

The scariest and saddest posts I've seen though are those who relish LKY's death.
 
Ahhhhhh why are you getting your views/facts/info from TheRealSingapore website???!!! They claim to be a site that provides uncensored socio-political views... but haven't you realized their views are always anti-Singaporean. They are out to disrupt the harmony of our country. It's poison. Please get reliable sources before you believe in any article 100%.
 
I really hope all this hate and spite will blow over and not harm the racial harmony in Singapore. Let us work towards a better Singapore for all of us.

p/s- All the above screenshots were taken from public posts on my Facebook newsfeed and Instagram.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Heart Warming Event by Beijing101


On the 23rd of January, I was at a Care & Share event at the Commonwealth Close Residents' Corner. Commonwealth Close is home to many elderly residents and while I think it's wonderful that the elderly here can maintain their freedom and independence by living on their own, it is also important for us to help them whenever or however we can.

I was so happy to have been able to witness this charity effort. It was such a meaningful day for employees of renowned hair treatment centre, Beijing 101 Hair Consultants, and several overseas and local celebrities as they visited needy and elderly residents.

This charity drive, named Care & Share, was initiated by Beijing 101 as part of its CSR (corporate social responsibility) program to give back to the society. This charity event was supported by Commonwealth Residents Committee, Popstar Media and WuGuFeng.
Blogger Jacqueline was also there to witness this special event.

The goodie bags were thoughtfully filled with daily essentials like cooking oil, biscuits and provision food.

The celebrities include Taiwanese Sing Hom who rose to fame from the movie "Café. Waiting. Love", and local artistes Huixin, Li Qin Yu, Han Xing, Terry Wong and Lin Si Tong from Popstar Media.

On top of distributing food hampers and daily necessities, the employees and celebrities interacted with the elderly and needy and brought love, care and laughter to them. It was nice to see such kindness and such cheer.
As some elderly are unable to move around conveniently, the Commonwealth RC arranged for the volunteers and celebrities to distribute the gifts and visit them at their homes.
 
One particularly touching moment was when the volunteers and celebrities visited an elderly lady who had slipped and fell at home, and had to stay in the hospital for several weeks. She was just discharged from the hospital a few days earlier, and was very grateful to receive the volunteers and celebrities at her door; thanking them profusely.
The elderly residents were to eager to take pictures with the celebrities, they had such happy smiles on their faces. The celebrities also autographed posters for the residents.
It is a blessing to be able to give than to receive. As we give, we are also reminded to cherish what we have. In that few hours, I witnessed how their little efforts brought smiles and joy to the elderly. Thanks for organizing such a meaningful event, Beijing 101! *love*
 
 
p/s- for more pictures or info about Care&Share, you can check out Beijing 101 Hair Consultant's Facebook page.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Lee Kuan Yew Passed Away This Morning

I was still fast asleep this morning when David told me gently "Baby, your Prime Minister passed away." I knew he meant LKY.

I heard him, but I could not wake myself up. (I was terribly jet lagged... David even put an ugly photo of me on Facebook last night, I was passed out, looking totally spasticated, with the top button of my shorts undone. I had to get to his phone and delete it. Mofo).

Then when I finally got up, late, I was in a mad rush .... to the post office, then back home to clean the floor (we have a guest arriving later today) and do the ironing. Finally, now at almost noon, I sat down to have a nosey on Facebook... and saw all the posts about his passing. And it struck me, oh, he has really left us.  :(

So sad.

But I knew it would happen. He's 91. Lots of people were wishing that he would get well, and be discharged from hospital and later join us at the SG50 celebrations. I kinda knew that would not happen. People don't live forever.

Then there are those as well who celebrate this occasion, like he's the reason for anything and everything bad in their lives so they're happy he's finally dead ...  You rejoice and laugh but the jokes on you, loser. Lee Kuan Yew lived to 91, with very minimal health problems along the way, such a full life, and his legacy will forever live on. I'm always so proud to be Singaporean, especially when I travel, and people ask me where I'm from (sometimes I think to the point where I'm quite obnoxious lol.)

I for one am very grateful that such a great man took the helm 50 years ago when times were dire and we were a little island with no resources. Look what we are today. Nothing short of amazing. You think you (or anyone else) could have done better than that? Yeah yeah, hindsight is always 20/20.

To my fellow Singaporeans who are mourning our great loss... Just want to say that I always believe that for good people, death is a release to a better place. He can finally be with his wife again. And this coming SG50 celebrations, cheer with all your might for he will be there in spirit.