Sample Store X Celebrate the holidays at Philatelic Store @GPO

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to my blog! I hope all is well with you 🙂

Jingle bells jingle bells Jingle all the way! Oh what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh. ~~~

I am totally soaked in the season of love and giving! Read on to find out what are some of best deals and presents I had hand picked from the Philatelic Store  @GPO, located at Singpost Centre! The Philatelic Store @GPO is operated and owned by Singapore Post.

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The store offers both long-time and new stamp collectors a comprehensive range of Singapore and Foreign Stamps, Thematic MyStamp, Souvenirs, and Philatelic Gifts that are available exclusively in store!

Every item in the store marks a special moment in Singapore’s history. ❤

I LOVE these artworks with the stamps and how they are so complementary. The exquisite designs of the collections make them perfect for all occasions- decorations, business gifts or cherished inclusions in every philatelist’s personal collection.

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Look at this red posting box behind me! This post box was from the colonial-era and it has been restored back to its former glory.

I love how the shop classifies the festive gift ideas with philately designs ranging from $5 to $10. This would help you to save your time if you are looking for affordable gifts that you can just pick, grab and go!

My picks from this range:

Look at these lovely “Greetings” stamps! Aren’t they very cute! This was only launched in November.

Stamp booklet and stamp sheets from the merlion series are available from $3 onwards. They even have postcards of this theme!

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Merlion Greeting post cards at $1.60 each, $5 for a pack of 5 post cards. 
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This SingPost Postman and Postwoman Figurines Collection is $28 each, $50 for set of 2

The highlight of my shopping spree is of course the Thematic MyStamp from Changi Mystical Garden with Sanrio Characters. For Sanrio characters lovers, this is definitely something you must not miss!

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This stamp folder comes with a lanyard and it is retailing at $21.80.

Can you guess what this is?

 

 

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It is actually a traditional Biscuits Magnets Set! They remind me of the biscuits I used to eat when I was young. This is something that I can show my kid next time, the kind of biscuits mummy used to eat when I was young. Hehe.. Hopefully these biscuits would still be around!

The next thing that caught my eye at the shop was the Posting Boxes of Singapore Collection. I like how the pouches, cushion cover, tea towel and the tote bags reminds me of the wonderful country we live in and something to be thankful for each day.

Last but not least, I want to thank Brunches Cafe for the lovely food at the event. Brunches cafe is the latest chic vintage themed cafe located along Rangoon Road near Farrer Park MRT. They serve really nice All-day breakfast menu, sandwiches and did I mention WAFFLES and COFFEE? So cafe hoppers, you know where to do next!

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If you would like to find out more about the Singpost, you can hop on here. You can also visit the Philatelic store @GPO at #01-127 to 128 at the Singpost Centre beside Paya Lebar MRT Station.

With Love,

Veron.

 

 

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The day I found my doppelgänger at Wild Wild Wet

Hello there!

Today I am going to share with you my virgin trip to the Wild Wild Wet! I know I’m a little “sua ku” but considering the fact that I live at the other side of Singapore all my life, the travelling time did made me contemplate whether it was worth it.

But after experiencing it myself, my verdict is: IT IS DEFINITELY WORTH MY TIME!

When I saw the campaign run by Wild Wild Wet- Seeing Double, I quickly grabbed my childhood friend along. We were super excited and even shopped together for matching clothes to dress for the occasion. We couldn’t wait to be part of the Singapore Book of Records for the ‘Largest Gathering of Dress Alike Duos’!

The perk of dressing alike is that we get to enter Wild Wild Wet for free and it’s double the fun for half the price at D’Resort, Orchid Bowl and eXplorerKid because we get to enjoy 50% discount for them!

Checkout the video below on our experiences:

Wild Wild Wet @ Downtown East recently completed its expansion to double its original size. Now, this place is approximately 4 hectares and they are house to 14 rides, with ‘The Woosh’ and ‘Royal Flush’ being the newest addition!

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The first ride we tried was ‘The Woosh”. This was a ride/attraction that was newly launch in Wild Wild Wet. The Woosh is Singapore’s longest inflatable freestyle water slide, where guests can slide down the entire length of 50m from a height of 4.5m in almost any way possible. The dual lanes meant that my dear friend Lingling and I can compete with each other to see who can slide further!

The ride was exciting but I think that it could have been better if I could slide all the way to the end! Maybe my “general potential energy” wasn’t high enough or the friction wasn’t low enough to bring me all the way to the end of the slide haha. Hopefully the next time when I visit the attraction, I would be able to do that!

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Let’s talk about my favourite ride/ attraction-

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I thought I nearly died because my heart totally dropped as I was dropped from a height of 18.7 metres (6 storeys) without any harness or support. I didn’t help to calm me down when I had to hear them playing “5, 4, 3, 2, 1, AHHHHH” followed by a Witch laugh, through a sound system while queuing for the ride. I guess the ride was really popular because of how thrilling it is. So, the queue was pretty long, I waited for like 15-20 minutes for my turn. You can imagine me hearing that ‘music’ playing from the sound system on replay for countless times… But I MUST ADMIT THAT IT WAS REALLY THRILLING AT THE MOMENT OF THE ‘DROP’! I came down so fast that I didn’t even had time to screem hahaha. This ride was my favourite 🙂

Royal Flush

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If you think that ‘ular-lah’ was fun, ‘Royal Flush’ is even better because there’s more twirl and swirl! Royal Flush is Asia’s first hybrid ride combining the Behemoth BOWL40 and TornadoWAVE – effectively combining two rides into one unique experience. This is my second favourite and this is also a new key attraction that was opened in March this year!

Kids Zone

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For younger kids, there is the Kidz Zone, a set of 5 miniature rides and slides that are suitable for kids. I really love their kids zone! How I wish I had this when I was young, I bet I’ll ask my parents to bring me here often! These rides are specially catered to kids and families and I love how colours of these slides are so vibrant!

The prices of the admission tickets are as follows:

Wild Wild Wet Admission

Category Off-Peak

(Weekdays, except Gazetted School & Public Holidays)

Peak

(Saturday, Sunday & Weekdays of Gazetted School Holidays)  

Super Peak

(Gazetted Public Holidays & Weekends of Gazetted School Holidays)

Adult (13 yrs & above)

 

Public: $20 NTUC Member: $14 $26

NTUC members receive $5 WWW voucher

$30

NTUC members receive $5 WWW voucher

Child (3 – 12 yrs)

Senior Citizen (55 years old & above) nEbO member 

Public: $14 NTUC Member: $10 Public: $19

NTUC members receive $3 WWW voucher

Public: $22 NTUC members receive $3 WWW voucher
Family Package

(2 Adults & 2 Children)

Public: $62

NTUC Member: $47

Public: $82

NTUC members receive $12 WWW voucher

Public: $96

NTUC members receive $12 WWW voucher

U Live Member / Pioneer Generation / Toddler

(Below 3 yrs old)

Free Free  Free

I can’t wait to visit Wild Wild Wet again, now that there is this campaign going on!

Dress identically and you will get to enjoy the perks below:

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I am definitely grabbing that 50% off stays at D’Resort since it’s the June holidays, with 387 rooms available and 9 different room types to cater to the budget and occasion, comprising of chalet units to suites, I’m sure that I’ll be able to find one that will suit my needs!

This will be the perfect staycation away from the hectic city life!

Don’t forget to grab a friend to enjoy these perks from 4 June-30 July 2017! Share this with your friends and loved ones! #Don’tsaybojio.

What’s more?

Take part in the Twin & Win contest on instagram and stand a chance to win a 2D1N Staycation package at D’Resort with many more! Contest runs from 4 June till 30 June 2017 (1st run) or till 31 July (2nd run).

1. Snap a wefie with your twinning buddy or family with matching outfits

2. Upload it onto Instagram and hashtag #SeeingDoubleSG

Top 3 most creative photo/video entries submitted will win.

Top 3 most creative entires will be contacted on Instagram via PM within a week after contest closes for each run. Remember to keep your profile PUBLIC for the duration of the contest!

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With Love,

Veron

First Ever Beauty Show by Sample Store

Sample Store’s first ever Beauty Show was held at Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands recently and I had a marvelous time at the Beauty Show.

We were served with a hearty lunch provided by Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria. For those meat lovers, this is for you! I have tried their buffet lunch on a separate occasion with my friends and the meat buffet was a spread! They serve several different kinds, familiar meats like pork rib, sausages and ham, but also more exotic ones like beef hump, beef rump cap and chicken heart.

The waiters would move around with skewers, slicing the meat at your table. If you are full or you would like to skip that particular kind of meat, all you have to do if to flip the card over to “no thanks”. Of course, if you would like to have more, simply flip your card over to the side “yes, please”. Carnivore also has a salad bar inside the restaurant. So meat lovers out there, don’t forget to check that out!

Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #01-80 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Marina Bay Sands, 018972

Sample Store’s Beauty Show started with the local celebrity host, Hossan Leong appearing on stage and singing a short phrase of “月亮代表我的心” by 邓丽君 (Teresa Teng) to capture everyone’s attention and stir up the atmosphere.

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Then, it was the guest appearance of the finalists from SING!China Season 2 Singapore.

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Followed by skincare and makeup demonstrations by Candy Tiong, a celebrity makeup artiste where she uses famous beauty products from Taiwan brought in by Beauty Keeper.

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She started by showing how you can improve your skin texture by daily massage.

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After you have massaged, pump some pulsed mask foaming face cleansers by MD/ AA Jiao to increase skin hydration and smoothness, tighten pores and condition oil secretion.

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Next, apply oil & water dual balancing gel. I like how it can tighten enlarged pores and helps in controlling sebum secretion. It is also really petite and portable!

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Then, apply the bright whitening ultra-water facial masks. It is said that this mask is super hydrating and it can lasts you the whole day! Not only is it hydrating, it can also repair your skin damage.

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For men and women, who loves to wants to achieve a “no makeup” look, Candy recommended the D.D. Cream SPF 50 Dymanic All-Daily Defense. I’m not sure about you, but this is the first time I have heard of DD cream.

I have heard of BB and CC cream but not DD cream, so it was an eye opener for me. This DD cream helps to actively block out UV rays and not only that, it helps to isolate the face from dirt and dust too! It is a moisturizing and super light weight foundation that can act as a physical sunscreen and most importantly, it can lasts the entire day!

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Candy also taught us how to do a daily makeup suitable for working and how to transform a day makeup to a night makeup.

Day Makeup:

  1. D.D. Cream SPF 50 Dymanic All-Daily Defense
  2. STARSUKI AUDACIOUS TRIO EYESHADOW
  3. LSY No.5 Series – Hello Kitty Eyeliner
  4. Rosy Pink Moisture Dew

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Have you ever smudge your eye liner or mascara and had to use a makeup remover to remove that area, but ended up the rest of your eye makeup as well? I have found a solution and that is a – Starsuki Super Perfect Remover Pen 2.0.

The makeup remover is already inside the pen. All you have to do is to swipe the pen over areas that needs to be removed. Because it has a fine tip, you can ensure that the rest of your eye makeup is still in tact! And because its small and handy, you can bring it out anywhere you go!

 

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Night Makeup:

  1. Darkening the eye makeup using Starsuki Audacious Trio Eye Shadow
  2. Add a pair of false eye lashes by All Belle Unique Knitting Eyelashes
  3. Apply lipstick-Peachy Loverstruck in shade 10 by Starsuki

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A display of what I have gotten!

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To check out more of these products aforementioned and their prices, check out this website: http://www.beauty-keeper.com./

With Love,

Veron

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Sample Store Shoppers’ Paradise

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Hello there!

Last week I had an amazing time Sample Store’s shoppers’ paradise held at Punggol Waterway Point! The finalists for the Sing! China competition were also there and their voices were heavenly 🙂

Check out the event highlights!

I was invited to a gathering at the Party Room in Waterway Point.  When I was there, I was really attracted by the decorations! It was super adorable and child friendly as mothers can find hot and cold water dispenser in the kitchen and there is even a changing room and small chairs for young children! It is definitely a great place to hold function events and birthday parties.

The party room is available for booking and you can check out the rental rates below:

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Beauty Keeper is platform that provides customers with the chance to get their hands on famous Taiwanese beauty brands. I am glad to have gotten my hands on these goodies from Beauty Keeper and I can’t wait to try them out and review them.

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I love the LAMSAMYICK brush so much! 🙂 Don’t you just love the design? With this brush, I don’t have to use my hands to apply those masks that do not provide mask sheets. This brush is really gentle on the skin and it helps to spread my facial products evenly! Now I can keep my hands clean!

I love this Lip stick by STARSUKI! This lipstick is Peachy Loverstruck in shade 10. I like its texture and the sweet pink colour!

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The other shades available:
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I heard this Userism’s DD cream is supper effective!
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To check out more of these goodies: http://www.beauty-keeper.com/
And I also found this new brand- Padeve, that sells Singapore’s first herbal sanitary pads!

 

Can’t wait to try and review it soon… So stay tuned!

 

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Juscool drinks comes with 6 delicious fruity flavours and its the best choice for a gathering! Will share with you guys what’s my favourite drink out of all soon and also my cocktail recipe with these awesome drinks!
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Special shoutout to Sample store for the invite and I can’t wait to attend the next event!

 

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

52 Vanilla

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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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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