Thursday, July 23, 2015

Newest Cosmetics & Products (Watsons Day Out)

I'm flying off in a while (just 8 nights in Phuket)... but I want to quickly share some peeks into my evening yesterday at Red Dot Café, Boat Quay for Watsons Day Out.

I haven't really been to events this year.. now getting back into the swing on things. :)
I'm 4 months plus now! :)
Been a looong while since I seen my blogging kakis. Fidelis (Luckiest Chick) & Nadia (Nadnut).
My Goodie Bag of all products new at Watsons!
I've packed some of these in my luggage. Will tell you more on Instagram @hollyjean69 when I used them.
Toni & Guy booth, Hair Demo
To look out for at Watsons- the new Hair Meet Wardrobe Dry Shampoo series. Dry shampoos which meet your hair styling needs, like volumnising, and texture.
NEW at Watsons - Dr Morita  !
This is a Taiwanese sheet mask brand. Launching at Watsons in August. There's 4 kinds of masks in Dr Morita's Four Heavenly Kings series. Moisturising (Hyaluronic Essence mask), Whitening, Repair (snail extract), and Firming (V-shaped effect mask).
Watsons Health Supplements
 These Watsons house brand health supplements are great value for money. The same goodness and quality ingredients but much more reasonably priced  :)  The 2 new ones to look out for are Omega-3 Fish Oil 1000mg (90 softgels for $18.90) and Joint Formula (90 tabs for $39.90).
Bio Essence booth
 The focus now is on the V-shape facial contour. New on the Bio-essence shelves are the Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream with Royal Jelly & ATP, and the Deep Exfoliating Gel (Sensitive skin & Oil control variations).
New range at Maybelline
Loads of fun colours with the new Maybelline products at Watsons. You need to head down to your nearest store to check them out. You'll find fun pops of colour. And also the new Dream Satin Foundation collection.
New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink & Powder
 These are formulated to promote firm, radiant and youthful skin. I prefer the collagen drink, because it's so convenient, and has a nice berry taste too :) The drink and powder are manufactured and packed in Japan and are certified radiation free.
La Roche-Porsay
 I'm so used to seeing the iconic white and blue La Roche--Porsay packaging, this threw me off a bit. But it's white and orange because its the suncare range! I'm looking forward to using the spray on LRP Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Invisible Mist SPF50+ . So light, non sticky and best of all, no need to spread with hands, just spray and go! 
New range of OPI nails!!!
 At the end of this month, Watsons will launch OPI's spanking new ColorPaints Blendable Nail Laquer. It's a new line of ultra-luminous nail lacquers which allows you to layer and blend colours.
Rimmel Nails
 New shades .. loads of pretty pastels, pearly shades, metallics and bright shades too. These are all in one... so no need base coat and top coat. Plus, super quick drying in 60 seconds.
Dr LeWinn Eternal Youth Day & Night Cream
 Oh these anti-aging products smell good, and the texture of the cream and serum from this range is so light yet emollient.
More Extraordinary Oils from Loreal!
 I've used their normal Extraordinary hair oil before, really like it. Even better now, I find out they have 3 other oils in that range, all different textures... and one even light enough to spritz on your hair directly. Also noteworthy, is the Extraordinary Oil Shampoo. Going to switch to this.
TruLife health & beauty products
TruLife has brought in to Watsons products that will boost your health and vitality. You have detox drinks, collagen boosting drinks... and their new Bird's Nest which launched in June this year. All tasty!

Before I go... I want to let you know that there's a new Watsons Menbership card.... I'm pretty sure most of us are regular members and have been enjoying the member perks including collecting points with our purchases which we use to off set our next watsons spree :)

Well, now there's the ELITE membership. You get 4X the bonus points, and 10X bonus points during your birthday month. You get to shop 1 day in advance and get priority queue whenever there's a Watson member sale. You get an additional 300 points with $300 spent. PLUS free Mobile Care insurance. You can find out more details on this at the Watsons website or instore.

You cannot purchase this membership. To get it, you need to accumulate more than 10 receipts (amounting to a total of $900 and above from 4th June 2015 to 31st October 2015).

Ok I got to go! I'll update you on Facebook and IG while I'm away, k.  xx

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wine & Dine for FREE at Riverside Point! (Worth $500)

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Singapore has come a long way since the days of being a little fishing village. Today, our historically significant Singapore River is flanked by Clarke Quay on the left bank and Riverside Point on the right. I spent most of my youth partying on one side. But now, there is much to be said about the relaxing and peaceful ambience on the other side of the river.
Now, my friends and I enjoy having dinner and drinks at Riverside Point because of the good choices of eateries available there, the waterfront ambience and the feel good happy vibes that stretch gives off.
Here are some Riverside Point promos, contests and a special giveaway just for my readers!

1. Share Your Childhood Memory (Online Contest)

They are hosting an Online Throwback photo contest on their Website. Upload a photo sharing memories of your childhood tagged with your most creative/heartwarming taglines. The top 3 photos with the most votes win $500 worth of dining vouchers. Also, 2 winners will be drawn among the most active voters, so its definitely worth it to give your opinion!

Be the top 2 voters and win. Click Snap & Win and then click on the photos to vote. Voting closes on 14 August 2015, Terms and conditions apply.

I'm the 'boy' in the blue t-shirt lol
My favourite childhood memory were the March School holidays because I can go spend a scorching summer playing with my cousins in Oz. What's your favourite childhood memory?

2. Spend & Get

With a minimum spend of $100 in a single receipt, get a $10 Far East Organization Mall Voucher when you dine in any one of the participating restaurants at Riverside Point. The 5 restaurants participating in this Spend and Get promotion are Brewerkz, Harry’s, Café Iguana and Jumbo Seafood and Chen Fu Ji. Redemption is valid for a single receipt dated from 18 June to 14 August 2015. Please visit the Concierge at Clarke Quay Central, Level 1 (Blue Zone) to redeem the voucher. All redemptions are while stocks last.

3. Dining Deals
These participating restaurants at Riverside Point are offering you dining deals.

1 July to 16 August 2015 - Satay Seafood Angel Hair Pasta & a Pint of Jubilee Lager for $25++ only!
*Terms & Conditions apply

Café Iguana

1 July to 16 August 2015 - Pibil Pescado in Red Chile Sauce & a glass of SG50 margarita OR a pint
of Iguana Lager for $30++ only!
*Terms & Conditions apply

Harry's Bar

18 June to 14 August 2015 - Enjoy a complimentary beverage with every Big Plate purchased.
Terms and conditions: Choice of beverages include ½ pint of Harry’s Premium Lager, soft drinks or juices. Promotion is only valid at Harry’s at Riverside Point and is not valid with any other privileges and/or discounts.

Click here for more info on the dining deals.

4. Special Giveaway for my Readers!!!!

Click here to answer the QN and enter giveaway :)

Disclaimer: By entering the “$10 Giveaway” contest you agree to the following terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) and Privacy Statement: By entering this contest you agree to receive via email or sms information and marketing communications from Riverside Point. You have the right to unsubscribe from emails and sms campaigns at any time via a link provided at the bottom of all email communications and “unsubscribe” sms reply. Prizes not claimed within the stipulated time issued in the email will be forfeited.

Happy dining everybody!!!!
tags: free sg

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Oh The Things Vain Narcissists Come Up With #DontJudgeMe

You've seen it on your social media newsfeeds. #DontJudgeMe Challenge, where people put up a video clip in which they first appear as their ugly self, and then put their hand over the camera lens, and when they remove their hand.... it's a magical transformation into their gorgeous self.

The thing is... people are doing it on the righteous pretext that oh... we shouldn't judge people on looks.. see how ugly I can look, and then also look fabulous after a 'few' changes. The thing is.. none of their "ugly" versions is really their true ugly. Come on girls and boys, for your supposedly ugly versions of yourself you wear faux nerdy specs (which are actually pretty trendy) and then you use eye liner to dot freckles over your face, and paint red lipstick like a clown... and freaking exaggerated unibrows.... looking all sad and 'ugly'.

Why don't you just show your real no make up face? Or your hair without any product in it? Why show a mock ugly face, that you know in reality is not your true ugly face, it's still a mask. And also you are actually insulting those people who really have self esteem issues, those who are the real victims who are really judged based on their imperfections.

#dontJudgeMe Challenge is really a see how hot I am challenge. Which is ok, if you want to show off how hot you are, that's fine. But don't mask it under some altruistic cause. So disgusting.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Neutrogena Deep Clean Cleansing Oil Review

Life... it's busy busy busy!! No time to waste. I'm always multi-tasking... why do just one thing when you can get a few things done at the same time, right?  I've recently started using the Neutrogena Deep Clean cleansing oil. It's a multi-tasking cleansing oil. If one product can get more things done, that leaves me more time for other things... like getting an extra 10 mins sleep in the morning, or being able to wind down sooner after a long day.
Neutrogena's new Deep Clean Cleansing Oil does three things at once. It removes make up, deep cleans and hydrates. There are two versions- one especially for hydrating and the other for brightening.
Deep Clean Brightening Cleansing Oil
This has Mulberry extract which contains ascorbic acid and niacin. Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) helps inhibit the enzyme that catalyzes the production of pigment. And niacin helps to inhibit melanin transfer. Together this renews skin cells and makes skin look brighter.

Deep Clean Hydrating Cleansing Oil
This product contains cucumber extract which helps hydrate the skin and keep it feeling soft. Cucumber juice has a high water content and natural sugars that are potent humectants, making it a natural moisturizing agent.

Having tried both versions, I have to say they are both equally effective. With the Deep Clean Brightening Cleansing Oil, my skin does look brighter after cleansing. But if I had to pick one, I would choose the Deep Clean Hydrating Cleansing Oil because my skin really appreciates the added boost in hydration.  
Use your chosen version as you would a regular cleansing oil. Pump an ample amount in your palm and then apply it all over your face.
It is gentle enough to use around your eyes too. This cleansing oil can budge even stubborn waterproof make up. 

However, a very special thing about this oil is that once in contact with water, it actually stops being oily and becomes instantly milky! This product is a non-comedogenic micro-emulsion that consists of water, oil and surfactants... so when in contact with water the oil transforms into a cleansing milk.
Once it emulsifies into a milky form, it nourishes the skin while cleansing. Work it into you skin. It's so gentle and non-irritating. The milky form makes it easier to rinse off compared to an oil.
After use, I dab my skin dry and apply my regular moisturizer. My skin feels clean, there's no make up left behind (especially no panda eye stains from waterproof mascara), yet my skin is not stripped of its natural oils. In fact, it feels more soft and supple.

The Neutrogena Deep Clean Hydrating Cleansing Oil and the Deep Clean Brightening Cleansing Oil are available at $29.90 each, at Guardian and Watsons stores.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Pregnancy Dreams are Whack

Last night, I dreamt that I was flipping through one of David's books and I found a note in the book. He had hidden it there for safe keeping. The oddest thing was that this dream was actually a continuation of the dream I had the previous night!

On the previous night, I walked into our living room (not the same as our actual real life home) and David sees me coming, and he rips a piece of paper off something, and throws the rest away. I find this odd. Can't remember the rest of the dream.

Then in last night's dream... I actually found that scrap of paper he ripped off, hidden in his book!!! Bahahahaa. I don't know what was on it. I looked at it, saw his name, and then scanned to the bottom of the paper and it was signed off with a girl's name - Carly Mae. Then he came into the room, so I  had to stash the paper back in the book and pretend nothing happened.

I think this is what you call a lucid dream. Because I could feel myself waking up soon... so while coming out of that dream, I actually thought to myself - the next time I'm back (in this dream world) I must remember to check David's facebook to see if he's friends with this Carly Mae. Wtf got to be continued ah??

Bahahhahaaaaaa. I don't feel that oh no it's a sign he's cheating on me or anything. I just found it all very entertaining. And also so weird that one dream can continue to the next one another night. Not sure if it has to do with pregnancy hormones.

My previous (ectopic) pregnancy I did have one dream very early on, before I tested positive for being pregnant. It was a sex dream. I never get those usually.

And then again with this pregnancy, I had one extreme sex dream (orgasm) about week 3 plus, just before I tested and got positive. That was an early sign for me. Apart from electric twinge feeling a few days before that ( I felt like an electric current in my uterus, like some tiny needle striking me).  And then a couple days after that I sat on a stool in the foodcourt and almost lost my balance, twice. Like I sat down, and then felt like Woah I was falling backwards off the stool. Felt like it, and I waved my hands like an idiot to regain balance. That never happed to me ever before.

Well, anyway, again in week 6, I had a sex dream again (omg if I told you who with, you would be shocked haha), and I had to force myself awake mid orgasm. WTF. Because by this point I had had the big bleed out the week before and was diagnosed with the subchorionic haematoma (blood clot) so I was on strict bedrest and had to avoid any contraction of the uterus. Glad that episode is way over now.

But since then, no more sex dreams. Only strange lucid dreams. Did you have weird dreams when pregnant?

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The Gender Reveal :) Expecting a Boy or Girl?

Before you watch the video on the gender reveal. Here are first trimester belly bump shots. Not much of a bump yet though. And I didn't take any shots earlier than 11 weeks cos those were like really nothing there lol, plus I was on bed rest and not in the mood.
Will show you all the second trimester belly bump shots at the end of second trimester, then we can see the difference, hopefully I won't be those super huge ones (stretch marks lah). Total weight gain for first trimester is 7kgs, which is a lot. Fuck. Will update you with the total weight gain once I reach the end of the second trimester (cos I don't have scales at home, so I can only measure when I go for my scans or doc visits).

Don't worry about my smaller belly at this point, cos the baby is not undersized, baby is growing on track and measuring exact for it's age so far in all the scans. I just happen to hold it all in for a little longer I guess. Hopefully this means less stretchmarks (but I doubt it.. my skin feels uncomfortably taut and I'm using stretchmark prevention cream already...)