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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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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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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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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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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Confession of a girl who has white hair at a young age.

Hello there!

Today I am sharing with you my confession: I have lots of white hair and I do not lie.

The “hard truth” is that I had it since a very young age and it probably started when I was in upper primary. I would be laughed at for having white hair at such a young age and often deal with comments like “Wow, are you very stress?” (and who says that you have white hair when you are stressed? And the last I googled, “the graying of hair is thought to be brought on by predetermined factors and due to genetics”, not stress.)

I find it hard to explain to the people around me and find the right response to their nasty comments. Plucking the white hair out definitely didn’t help at all because I feel like I’m just doing more harm to my scalp. Next, I tried cutting them (it sounds legit right? If you can’t pluck, you cut!) I WAS SO WRONG. The white hair became prominently after it has grown out and it attracted EVEN more attention.

I thought I have to live this forever, until I learnt about something called a hair dye. I started dyeing my hair when I was in university. But each time I dye my hair at the salon or at home, I would ask myself “why couldn’t someone invent a hair dye that smells less disgusting and probably do less toxic my hair and scalp?”

Then I hearn about this brand called Natulique, which offers 100% ammonia free dye and using certified organic ingredients. Natulique is also one of the ECOCERT certified hair care. Hence, no more having to bear the stink in the salon while waiting for your hair colour to set! And because Naturalique products are made using natural ingredient, Ammonia-free, Lauryl Sulfate free and Parabens free, there is no more guilt in dyeing my hair more frequently from now on!

After knowing that JJ Hair Identity carries their products, I was pretty excited for the trip to the salon to try out their colours and treatment.

JJ Hair Identity is located at Katong square #02-11, right next to Katong 112 shopping centre.

The salon’s interior is nicely decorated with elements of nature. After I arrived for my appointment, the hair stylist Jac showed me the different colours I can choose from for my hair colouring. My impression of organic hair dyes is that they are probably black or brown in colour. But I was wrong. I was really surprised to see the wide range of hair colours they offer.

Due to my profession, I can’t really dye a wild colour (although I would like to experiment with other colours someday), so my hair stylist Jac suggested me to dye a dark chocolate colour with light brown highlights.

The entire hair dyeing experience was awesome, no stinky chemical smell at all and they also kindly offered me tea and snacks to eat while I’m waiting for my colour to set. Definitely a plus point for their quality service!

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A glance at my before and after picture:

You can see really the difference in the hair’s texture and shine. It gives a professional organic salon hair colour.

My hair still feels soft even till now and it’s not drying at all! Now I can dye my hair frequently and not have to fear that it might cause damage to my hair.

Click on the video to find out more about the dyeing process and transformation!

 

You can check out the hair salon in the link below:

http://www.hair-identity.sg/

https://web.facebook.com/HAIR.IDENTITY.JJ/?_rdr

And read about other review on SampleStore at : https://www.samplestore.com/j-j-hair-identity.html

If you are interested to find out more about Natulique products, you can check out http://www.natulique.com/

With Love,

Veron

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A Goodnight Sleep with Every Thread Count Bed Linen

Review of Every Thread Count

Has anyone tried to purchase bed linen /bed sheets online before? I truly understand that buying a comfortable set of bed sheet is important because I get annoyed when the bed sheet is too rough or when the material of the bed sheet makes you feel warm at night. It makes things worse when you do not own an air-con at home, like me.

I dreamt of having a nautical theme for my room but I wasn’t sure what kind of bed sheet design would complement or bring out this theme. So recently, I came across this brand, Every Thread Count that sells really nice bed sheet designs and I decided to check them out. When I saw the New Nautical theme bed sheet designs, I knew I had to get my hands on that!

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Which one do you prefer? I love the Harvey design, so I got that for myself.

Voilà! I have also specially decorated my room to match the theme!

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The bed sheet has deep pockets so the corners won’t slip off your mattress at night if you tend to toss and turn in your sleep.

I really love the texture of the bed sheet because it is really smooth! It’s by far the most comfy bedsheet I have ever purchased.  And because they are made using breathable fabric, I didn’t feel warm at night at all and I have a good sleep every night 🙂

Once you sleep on it, you will know what I mean! I think it was worth every dollar I have spent and the quality is really hard to beat!

They have specially offered a 20% discount to all my readers!

 

Simply key in the Promo Code: CD04 during your check out!

 

You can click on the links below for more details:

Website: http://www.everythreadcount.com/

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

Instagram: http://instagram.com/everythreadcount

Don’t forget to share this good news with your loved ones! 🙂

 

With Love,

Veron

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