If drying your clothes is a pain, read this!

Hello earthlings,

I’m back again, this time to talk about what I am disappointed with the new HDBs.

I’ve reached the age where I would go for my friends’ house warming and I have many friends who purchased BTOs. I must say that the layout of the houses now have improved. There has been improvement in designs such as incorporating the dining area into the living room, which is something I really love because I like to watch the TV while eating my dinner 🙂 The service yard is also further away from the kitchen now so that laundry would not be affected by cooking fumes.  The common toilet has also been relocated from inside the kitchen to a location nearer to the bedrooms for the convenience of the children and also guests coming to the house.

However, what I am really disappointed is the design of the metal bars for the hanging of clothes and the service yard in the HDBs now. Many of my friends do not have a service yard, so they could only hang their clothes on the metal bars outside of their home. They were complaining to me that there were only 3 short metal bars which meant that the hanging of bed sheet was impossible.

Moreover, as they were lined horizontally and parallel to the wall, the clothes that were nearest to the wall did not receive as much sunlight as compared to the clothes that were hanged furthest from the wall, which means that clothes nearest to the wall would take the longest to dry. This problem is similar to the ones with the service yards as well, just that at least they have longer poles to hang more clothes.

While trying to help my newly-wed friends who have just moved into their new BTOs to solve this problem, I got to know about this brand- Steigen, where they came out with an  efficient solution to indoor drying conundrums.

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Now homeowners can dry their clothes without any hassle of worrying that their clothes will not be dried in time for the next day or there is not enough space to dry the big items like bed linens and blanket covers.

I went to the company to check out and test out their products.

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Currently, they have 4 automated laundry system.

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My favourite is the Exalt+ Solar because as you can see from the specs, there is twice the number of fans and heater which shortens the average drying duration to just mere 1-2 hours!

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I think that if you are really considering an indoor automated drying system, it is a MUST to choose one that has the heat technology, if not, the average drying duration is still going to be pretty long!

There is a built-in heating technology to drive heat throughout laundry to allow clothes to dry evenly.

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It is also customizable to fit HDBs with smaller yards. It is elderly friendly as it is very easy to operate and they  no longer have to hang their clothes on a bamboo pole and stretch out of the window to dry the clothes under the sun.

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The remote device is also battery-operated for easy control. It can also be mounted anywhere in the house, even on the fridge!

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It is also obstacle friendly as the system will come to a stop if they detect an obstacle (like hitting my head accidentally).

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Now you might think that how is this different from using a dryer? This Exalt + Solar operates with only 0.9 kWh of energy, which is more energy efficient. Not only that, it eliminates 99.9% of bacteria and prevents musty odour (which always happens to me when I have to dry my clothes indoor during rainy days).

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I have summarized the benefits of the Exalt + Solar system:

  1. Safe and effortless lifting of the laundry with the touch of a button.
  2. Can lift up to 35kg of clothes.
  3. Energy saving and cost efficient (It uses 550-1100 Watts of electricity, which is only $3.60 per month!)
  4. High quality (using German designed motor with reinforced hanger rods)
  5. Average drying time: 1-2 hours only
  6. Eliminates 99.9% of bacteria and prevents musty odour.

Who needs this Exalt + Solar system?

  1. People who are economical and environmentally friendly as they is definitely better than a tumble dryer.
  2. Working adults who can only do their laundry at night
  3. Those with aging/ elderly parents or senior citizens who are face issues with lifting heavy laundry
  4. People with a large family as the system can handle heavy weight of the clothes.

For my readers, there is a $50 discount upon checkout if you apply the discount code “STEIGEN50”. I’m definitely going to introduce this to my friends to solve their clothes drying problems! This is a MUST-HAVES for those who are looking to renovate their homes as well, why not incorporate this as part of the interior design?

If you are interest to find out more about this product/ you would like to make a purchase, you can check out the link below:

https://www.steigen.com.sg/products/exalt-solar

This is how it looks like when it’s operated:

For more information about this product on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteigenSingapore/

Instagram: @steigensg

With Love,

Veron

 

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The sacrifice of a mother

Hi there,

It’s been a while since I last blogged.

Sorry for the infrequent blog entries because I am still adapting to adulthood and working as a teacher. Life as a teacher is no easy feat at all! Although I must admit that it is very fulfilling especially you see your lower progress pupils improve, I think I kinda overworked myself recently.

Sometimes I just feel a little bad because I don’t get to spend as much time with my boyfriend, family and my ministry friends. But I thank God that they are really understanding and supportive of my dreams.

I realise that amidst the busyness, I miss spending time with my family the most. I miss the home cooked dishes by my mum like the old cucumber soup, egg fried rice with shrimps and not to forget the lotus soup with peanuts and pork. After a long day at work, I would always look forward having home-cooked meals like this that would be waiting for me at home. It’s wasn’t just about the food, but it’s about appreciating the love and effort put into the preparation of these meals.

I remember the days when I was younger where I would always pester my mum to walk me to the bus stop in the morning at 6.a.m as I was afraid of the dark. I remember clinging on to my mum and holding on to her hands while she walked me to the bus stop to wait for the school bus. Some kids around my age were rather independent and they would ask their parents to do that until they reach upper primary. But for me, somehow this morning routine lasted all the way till I finished my Junior College. I didn’t know how to appreciate how much she has contributed for the family when she had to juggle both work and household chores until now when I started work and I realised that having to do the household chores after work can be very tough when you are already tired after a long day at work.

Mummy I just want to say that I love you and thank you for the sacrifice you have made to the family. I appreciate you and your love for the family every single day and not just on Mothers’ Day. Being able to spend more time with you and loving you is my greatest honour.

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With Love,

Veron

 

 

 

I found a remedy for my chapped lips

Hello everyone!

It’s been a while since I last blogged and today I am going to share with you my remedy to my chapped lips.

I must admit that I am guilty of not drinking enough water (the suggested 8 glasses of water per day), which is one of the contributing factor to having chapped lips.

Sometimes I would shove this problem aside, other times, I would try to lick my lips to make them feel moisturized. But each time I do that, it made my lips feel even more dry than before.

So recently I tried the Himalaya Lip Care and I am in love with these 4 scents that I have gotten!

You can check out the video below to see the swatches and my review of these lip balms.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Nice scent
  • Nice to glide on
  • Super moisturizing

Cons:

  • No SPF

In conclusion, I really love the scent from the Lip balm. It is a pity that they do not have any SPF. If they have this, it would have been perfect!

I would definitely recommend this product to everyone with chapped lips because I find them really moisturizing and the scent is awesome too! Tell me how do you find the lip balm after applying and I would love to hear from you!

With Love,

Veron

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Bubble tea can soothe the throat?

Hello there!

Today I am going to share with you my review for this bubble tea brand – Woobbee.

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Check out my video for the adventures that day!

Once in a while I would crave for sweet drinks and there is nothing more satisfying than finding a drink that not just quenches my thirst but satisfies my taste buds.

I heard about Woobbee from my friends and decided to drop by their outlet at Shaw Tower to try out the different drinks they offer with some of my closest friends.

I really like the idea how all their drinks are made using raw sugar, which is slightly healthier than the processed white sugar.

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Their drinks ranges from flavoured teas, milk teas, yakult and yogurt drink, coffee and cocoa drinks to more unconventional drinks like Ginger Latte, Almond Milk Grass Jelly and Citron Honey Aloe.

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The first drink that caught my eye when I was there was the Herbal Mint Milk Tea (Pei Pa Kao)! And of course, I ordered that while my friends tried their signature drinks like Fresh Milk Earl Grey, Wintermelon Grassjelly and Fresh Juice Apple Yakult.

I chose the Herbal Mint Milk Tea because I was really curious how the drink would taste like. Moreover, my throat wasn’t feeling too well that day so I was secretly hoping that this drink would ease the discomfort.

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And WOW the taste was amazing. Hands down. I’m a person who loves mint, so I was totally won over by that drink!

That drink was really quite legit… it soothed my throat after a few hours.

Can I drink you every day?

For the “first time in forever”, I was pretty early (please don’t judge haha >.<)

Woobbee was a nice and cozy place for me to browse through magazines and chill while waiting for my friends to arrive!

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The Garlic with Cheese Toast was the real deal man. My friends and I ordered like 3 or 4 plates of it. I’m serious-confession of a cheese lover.

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Best friends know how crazy you are and still choose to be seen with you in public.

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I had awesome food and company over at Woobbee, how about you? Share with me more by leaving a comment below!

With Love,

Veron.

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I didn’t know that I was neglecting my skin health until…

Hello there!

Today I’m sharing a little insight into my skin health. Recently because of my work, I had to stay up late at night, sometimes surviving only on less than 6 hours of sleep before the next cycle comes again.

This really took a toll on my skin health. I could see dark eye circles slowly emerging and my skin became very listless and dull.

I didn’t know that I was neglecting my skin health until I realise that I could no longer go out of my house with my bare face.

My usual makeup routine could no longer support “this kind of lifestyle” that I was having. That’s when I realise that I desperately need a foundation and concealer that is more hydrating and one that can brighten up my skin so that I’m ready to hit the street with that makeup on.

I found this Bourjois Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Foundation at the local drugstore, Watsons.

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I am using the lightest shade, shade 51, light vanilla. This is a liquid foundation and it leaves a nice semi-matte finish when applied. I really like how it brightens up my face, leaving a healthy-looking complexion with that radiant glow. This foundation is super light weight and I totally didn’t feel like I had any makeup on when I applied it on my face.

The foundation states that it could last up till 16 hours of coverage, I would safely say that it lasted for at least 10 hours for me.

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The results are very visible. You can see that my skin is brighter and more radiant in the second picture.

I also found this Healthy Mix Anti-Fatigue Concealer. I am using the lightest shade, shade 51, light as well. I like how it is easy to use because of the applicator and how the concealer glides easily on my face, leaving a smooth silky finish. And because of the light-reflecting pigments, it leaves a a flawless and undetectable finish. The concealer was able to cover up not only my dark eye circles but also my acne marks/scars.

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Not sure if you can see from the photos, but it blends really well with my skin.

I am really pleased with what I have found and I hope that this solves your problem as well if you have dull and listless looking skin like me!

They are really affordable and value for money.

The foundation is available in 6 shades, ranging from:

51 Light Vanilla

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53 Light Beige

54 Beige

55 Dark Beige

56 Light Bronze

And it is only selling @ $29.90 (30ml each)

There are 3 radiant shades for their concealer:

51 Light

52 Medium

53 Dark

And they are selling @ $17.50 (7.5ml)

These products are available at all major Watsons and departmental stores. Do check them out and share with me if it works well for you!

I have also done a no makeup, makeup look using these 2 products to show you how I would do my everyday makeup and the vast difference before and after applying Bourjois foundation and concealer.

Don’t forget to like or share this post to your loved ones who needs some help with their skin!

 

For more details about the products, check out BourjoisSG Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/BourjoisSG/

With Love,

Veron

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Playing Tennis with my Love

Hello there!

Thank you for dropping by, today was a pretty fun and lovely day where I had a mini photoshoot for a competition with my boyfriend and I tried to pick up Tennis, which is something my boyfriend loves to do on a sunny Sunday.

The foundation of a happy marriage/ relationship is friendship and having each other as recreational partners definitely helps in building this relationship! 🙂 So I have decided to join in and learn what he loves to do, which is Tennis.

I remember attempting it in my JC days and how I had difficulty serving and returning the serve. But with the help of my lovely boyfriend and his friends, I think I did pretty okay for a try. I learnt that I had to bend my knees to lower my c.g , rotate my torso and completing the motion with a follow through (place the racket to the back of my head).

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So to all the lovely couples out there, why not pick up a sport or something that your partner loves to do? A couple that plays together stays together!

With Love,

Veron

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Smooth skin secrets with Beauty Keeper

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Recently, I received a whole big box of beauty products from the Beauty Keeper and I am SO in love with them!

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I’m gonna show you some of great products I have used thus far!

1. Mdmmd Upra® Age Delay Revive Toner

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If you love to watch korean dramas like me, I sure you would often think about why the koreans look so much younger than their actual age!

And of course it boils down to their skincare routine. I found out that the toner you use for your face is actually very important because it does not only prepare you for your next skincare routine, it also helps to balance your skin’s pH level.

This toner that I have recently tried is THE BEST. After applying for close to 2 weeks consecutively, I could see that an obvious improvement in my skin’s radiance and tone. It doesn’t look as dull as before before makeup. I have also tried it on my mum and I could see a very obvious change in her skin. My mum has fine lines on her forehead which is quite obvious when she doesn’t apply any moisturiser on her face but after adding this step into her daily skincare routine, there were lesser fine fines than before and the skin looks brighter as well! So I am pretty satisfied and amazed by the result thus far!

This product is also largely advertised by the Taiwan celebrities as a skincare product not to be missed.

 

 

2. Crisstar Hydrationist Energy Aqua Essential Gel

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The second product that I have tried thus far is the Crisstar Hydrationist Energy Aqua Essential Gel. Personally, if you realise, I like to go for skincare products that helps to hydrate my skin because by keeping a hydrated skin, it prevents the formation of fine lines and premature ageing of skin. This next product I have tried not only helps to keep my skin moisturised, it also contains Glycosyl trehalose which helps to to whiten and prevent premature ageing of skin.

I would usually apply this gel after my tonner and the last I checked, it was able to keep my skin moisturised for up till roughly 8 hours. If I had to be indoor the whole day with air-con, I would top it up with my Bioderma dermatological water.

All these aforementioned product, you can purchase them from Beauty Keeper:

Mdmmd Upra ® Age Delay Revive Toner: http://www.beautykeeper.com/shop_detail_page.php?category_id=20&product_id=13

CRISSTAR Hydrationist Energy Aqua Essential Gel: http://www.beauty-keeper.com/shop_detail_page.php?category_id=13&product_id=5

The Beauty Keeper has a range of beauty products from Taiwan and all of these products are mostly the top sellers and products that are very well received. So you can’t go wrong with these products!

A good skincare product is important but starting a skincare routine when you are still young is even more important! So start a skincare regime now if you have not started!

Share with me your thoughts and keep me updated with if have tried these products!

With Love,

Veron

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