Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lovely Gift Of Berry Essence With Grapeseed Extract From Brands Innershine :)

I love the month of March as it has brought me several good news and i was really happy to be invited by my favorite skincare brand SK-II to write some posts for them and gifted with their latest Cellumination Essence EX to review! Another great piece of news arrived when i was invited by Brand's Innershine to participate in their product review challenge which includes doing 2 reviews of its latest product, the Innershine Berry Essence with Grapeseed Extract. I have been wanting to try out the product since its launch in Singapore last year and I was really excited when i received my 14 bottles of BRAND’S InnerShine Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract for the review on Thursday and it also includes a lovely Brands perfume refiller and bookmark.

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 So happy when the products were delivered to my home :)

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For those who are not familiar with the product, the Innershine Berry Essence with Grapeseed Extract is the latest addition to Brands' Innershine range designed for maintaining youthful and radiant skin. It is an all-natural nutritive essence from 5 premium berries (Blueberry, blackcurrant, chokeberry, acai berry and cranberry) and it is further fortified with Oligomeric Proanthocyanidin Complexes (OPCs), an active ingredient of grape seed extract. Its high antioxidant and anthocyanins properties are vital for protection of body tissues (including skin cells) from the damaging effects of UV radiation, pollution and other environmental factors. It also helps to enhances skin elasticity and keeps it healthy, glowing, youthful-looking and firm which is what all women hope to achieve for their skin! Research has also shown that it is 50 times more potent than Vitamin E and 20 times more potent than Vitamin C!


I became aware of the product in mid 2010 when it was featured on popular Taiwanese Beauty Talkshow "女人我最大" and its beauty guru Niu Er had highly recommended it as a beauty drink for all ladies who wish to achieve youthful and glowing skin. You can find out more from my previous post at (

Popular talkshow host Dee Hsu, aka Xiao S who is known for her bubbly personality and beautiful and glowing complexion has been the spokesperson for the product in Taiwan for several years and she is also the spokesperson for Singapore.


All women hopes to achieve radiant and youthful skin and i'm no exceptions ;) Other than investing time and money on the best skincare products that works for my skin, i also believe what we consume and our daily lifestyle would also affect the health of our skin. I have friends who are taking collagen pills or other beauty health supplements in tablet form but i dislike taking anything in tablets form as it feels like taking medication. However i'm open to the idea of consuming an enjoyable and convenient 'beauty from within' natural nutritive drink from the Innershine ranges as it feels like drinking fruit juice but with much more health benefits! I'm also a fan of Brands' bottled bird nest, Innershine Berry and Prune Essence and you can always find some Brand's products in my fridge :)

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I kept the Berry Essence with Grape Seed Extract in my fridge as i prefers to drink it chilled and loves its small, sleek and compact ready-to-drink bottle which makes consuming the drink hassle free. The lovely and colorful design of the bottles also helps to bring a bright and cheerful feel to my fridge ;) I can also slip a bottle into my handbag and drink it on the go. 

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I started drinking a bottle yesterday morning and here is my first review of its taste:

I do not have the habit of eating berries and is not really a fan of the fruits although i heard so much about its health benefits but i find the Berry Essence With Grapeseed Extract a delicious drink after my first try and it tastes better than other beauty supplement drinks i have tried in the past. I love its sweet, smooth and concentrated taste of berries and definitely prefers drinking it to eating berries. I do not have a sweet tooth but drinking the essence directly suits my taste bud. I have also tried mixing it with cold water today and it makes a delicious and refreshing drink. I won't mind drinking it daily especially on a hot and humid day although i prefers drinking directly from the bottle as i love its concentrated berries taste. I'm already looking forward to having my next drink tomorrow as it is.....*drumrolls*.....YUP! REALLY THAT TASTY ;)

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I can't wait to find out what changes and improvements consuming the drink daily for 14 days would brings to my skin. Look out for my final review on 13 April and have a fun weekend everyone!


Friday, March 30, 2012

Metro & UOB Cardmembers' 1-Day Exclusive Event On 31 Mar 2012

Featuring 20% off storewide, latest beauty must-haves to eco-friendly offers, Metro will make your favorite weekend activity even more meaningful on 31 March 2012, 10am-10pm :) Go to its Facebook page for more information.






Thursday, March 29, 2012

Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars - Safe & Sound (The Hunger Games)

I  was listening to this song last night and this is one of my favorite songs in "The Hunger Games" soundtrack and is different from the usual Taylor Swift songs. I'm glad a friend shared its Youtube video on Facebook so that i do not have to search for it :)


Looking @ Fishes Could Help You To De-stress :)

I recall reading from a magazine sometime ago that looking at fishes swimming around might help one to de-stress in a stressful situation and i'm not sure if it is that effective but no harm giving it a try :) For those who can't find any fishes nearby, here are some pictures of my brother's cute fishes to help you out or maybe you can install a screensaver with pictures of fishes swimming around ;) weekend will be here soon so hang in there!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

SK-II Atrium Event Coming Soon - See Sheila Sim In Person!


As mentioned in my previous SK-II post, here is more information regarding the upcoming SK-II atrium event at Robinsons, The Centrepoint from 28 March to 5 April 2012 from 11am to 9pm. 

Venue, Date & Time:
Venue: Robinsons Centrepoint
Atrium: 28 Mar – 5 Apr 2012, 11am to 9pm
Workshop: 31 Mar & 1 Apr 2012, 11 – 1pm & 3 – 5pm (4 sessions in total)
Atrium Event

28-mar – 5 apr 2012, 11am to 9pm
1.     Join us with exciting activities, promotions
2.     Meet Sheila on 29-Mar (4-5pm)
3.     Complimentary mini Whitening Facial/ Hand Paraffin services with any purchase
Workshop: 31 Mar & 1 Apr 2012, 11 – 1pm & 3 – 5pm (4 sessions in total)
1.     Maximum 24 pax per session
2.     Get tips  & tricks from our beauty trainer and enjoy exclusive promotions
3.     $100 Registration fee (fully redeemable on SK-II products)
4.     Free door gift worth $115
5.     Earlybird special - 1st 50 customers to sign up for the workshops will receive an additional SK-II Signs Eye Mask 1pc.

There will be exclusive promotions and activities during this period and those who are new to SK-II and thinking of trying out its products should go to the event to find out more. Fans of the brand can also look forward to a special meet & greet with the latest addition to the SK-II family, Sheila Sim on 29 March. She will be sharing some of her personal beauty tips on maintaining her flawless skin and also relate stories about her amazing 14-day skin transformation. I will be going to the event with a friend to learn more about Sheila's experience with SK-II and also check out the exciting promotions. You can go to SK-II Facebook Event Page for more details.


Monday, March 26, 2012

Sheila Sim's SK-II Commercial

After reading my previous post on Sheila Sim who is the latest SK-II brand ambassador, i'm sure lot of fellow fans of the brand have been looking forward to viewing her TV commercial for SK-II. I have included the commercial where Sheila talks about her 14 days skin transformation with SK-II below:

I have also included 2 videos, which i found from SK-II Facebook and i hope it will be useful for those who are new to the brand and thinking of trying out its products. Sheila was never loyal to any skincare products and always felt she was born with whatever she had and there was little she could do about it until SK-II of course :) Check out the videos below to find out why having good skin means so much to her as a model and see how she knew that SK-II was the one for her.

During Mar 28th – Apr 5th, SK-II will be having exiting Atrium Events and Promotions at Robinsons Centrepoint and Sheila will also be making an appearance on Mar 29th, 2pm -5pm. Find out more info on SK-II Facebook.


Delicious Lunch @ My Mum's Place :)

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Delicious Dinner @ Heng Hua Restaurant Yishun :)

Hubby and i discovered this popular Heng Hwa food restaurant at (Yishun St 72 Blk 748 #01-212) by chance while we were searching for a place to have dinner. They serve delicious and authentic Heng Hwa food and we are already planning to bring my in-laws there for dinner as they love Heng Hwa food and the set meal looks really value for money and offers all their signature dishes. 

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Lovely Lunch @ Bakerzin :)

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Movie To Watch This Weekend - The Hunger Games


Anyone planning to watch "The Hunger Games" which opens in local cinemas this week? I have not heard of the movie and the popular young adults novel trilogy till my cousin mentioned on Wednesday that she was rushing to finish reading the book so that she can watch the movie yesterday. I was attracted to its interesting plot after i read about it on "The Straits Times" Thursday. Those who enjoys watching "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" might also be interested in the book series and movie.


The much anticipated big-screen adaptation of the year will bring author Suzanne Collins' 2009 best-selling story of a harsh dystopian future, where humans are subjected to a televised brutal battle against one another to survive. In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games a fight to the death on live TV.  It brings together sixteen year-old Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), her best friend; Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson).


Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen who lives alone with her mother and younger sister regards those send for The Hunger Game as a death sentence and her frail younger sister has frequent nightmares of being the chosen one. Katniss is the sole provider of her family after her father died in a mining accident. She makes a living by illegally hunting with Gale in the forest borders of her district and selling her catch in the Hob, District 12's black market. As Katniss' childhood best friend and hunting partner, Gale Hawthorne's dad had also died in a mining accident hence their close bond. He has been harboring a crush for Katniss. She replaced her younger sister to take part in the annual Hunger Games when she was selected and has to rely on her skills and wits to survive. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival for her is second nature. Without really meaning to she becomes a contender. 






Things however get complicated when she meets Peeta on the field much to her childhood best friend’s dismay. Peeta harbours a secret crush for Katniss since he was 5-years-old but never had the courage to reveal it until the Games. Described as a romantic, Peeta also strives to do whatever it takes to make sure Katniss survives the deadly games. But if Katniss is to win she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Gale is saddened with the televised budding love between Katniss and Peeta during the games. 



I managed to watch the movie with hubby yesterday and plans to get its ebook trilogy to read on my iPad 2 today. I highly recommend the movie to those who are looking for something to do this weekend as it is easy to follow the plot even if you have not read the book and hubby and i love the movie and are already looking forward to the "Catching Fire" which is the second part of "The Hunger Games".  I was impressed with lead actress Jennifer Lawrence's natural acting and portrayal of main character Katniss Everdeen. She really brings the kickass attitude of Katniss alive while showing her vulnerable side too. The April 2012 issue of my favorite Cosmopolitan magazine also features the lovely Jennifer Lawrence as its cover girl and do grab a copy to find out more.