Sunday, 13 August 2017

Top Award-Winning Dishes at Singapore River Not to Be Missed!

Whether you're a local or someone intending to visit the Lion City, Singapore, you'd have heard of Singapore River.
Top Award-Winning Dishes at Singapore River

As a Singapore born-and-bred local, I am telling you ....you MUST visit Singapore River if you're a first-time visitor to Singapore! We go a long way back, and this is a place filled with not just the current sights, sounds & smells but it's an area of rich heritage and bustling local night culture.

In conjunction with Singapore River Festival to be held in November, Singapore River One (Singapore River Management) revealed its winners for SR Signature 2017, celebrating the best cuisine along the three quays - Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and Robertson Quay. A panel of judges visited various F&B outlets across the three quays to try their signature dishes, and each selected their top five restaurants.

*My friends & I were invited to a media food tasting to 5 of these restaurants. I am not obligated to write about this event, but I want to; simply because as a Singaporean, I am super proud of my country...and I want to introduce this fabulous place-of-interest to my overseas readers and share some of its finest food offerings in the area!

Well, my focus in this blog post is the FOOD...so I shall spare you the glorious historical deets of Singapore River. If you're keen to know, go to : http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_148_2005-02-02.html

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SR Signature Afterdark Food Trail

1st Stop:
Ramen Keisuke Lobster King
Find out more about the restaurant here: http://www.keisuke.sg/lobster-king-clarke-quay/

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Food to try at Singapore River
 Winning dish: Lobster Broth Ramen Special Rich Soup.

MY THOUGHTS: Flavourful, rich soup with noodles which are more on the soft side. I like softer noodles so this works out for me. The portion is huge for one person, and it is a bowl filled with a variety of fresh ingredients that certainly make a hearty meal.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The Body Shop Superfood Face Masks Review and Giveaway

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Being increasingly health conscious, my interest is often piqued at the word "Superfood". Whether you are into health topics or not, you are bound to see "superfood" related discussions being posted on social media regularly.

How about superfoods for the face? 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Review of su:m37˚ Secret Essence and Sampling Day

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Review of Su:m37˚ Secret Essence


A firm believer of the importance of facial essences & serums in my daily skincare routine, recently I have discovered a K-beauty brand that prides itself as the first in natural fermentation technology and incorporated a "secret" ingredient into its facial essence. 



For those who are not aware, su:m37˚ is a premium Korean skincare and cosmetics brand owned by LG Household and Healthcare. They are highly raved by skincare & makeup gurus on social media. And it is not hard to understand why...


su:m37˚ skincare products are created using traditional natural fermentation process without preservatives, artificial colours and fragrances. They take their brand so seriously that they built their very own Natural Fermentation Research Institute (NFRI), which is currently located in north-eastern part of South Korea - where all the magic happens! 

Fun Fact: 
Do you know why does the Korean beauty brand name ends "37˚?

The optimum temperature of fermentation is 37˚C. 

The essence that goes into every su:m37˚ product is derived from extracts of more than 80 types of herbs & plants that have been fermented in cedar barrels under 37 degrees celsius, for at least 365 days. These conditions have been proven to yield 16 times more beneficial probiotics than any artificially-driven process

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

NEW IN : L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Infallible Le Rouge, Lip Liner, Makeup Brushes Review and Demo

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As we usher into the third quarter of the year (wow, how time passes!) L'Oréal Paris Singapore introduces their latest makeup additions and completes the ever-popular Infallible range with their Infallible Le Rouge and Infallible Never Fail Lip Liner.

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Infallible Le Rouge, Lip Liner, Makeup Brushes Review and Demo


There are 10 shades in Infallible Le Rouge range, covering from bold pinks, everyday nudes to bright reds/oranges, with matching lip liners - 6 shades of Infallible Never Fail Lip Liner.


Infallible Le Rouge (S$23.90)

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Infallible Le Rouge, Lip Liner, swatches

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Infallible Le Rouge, Lip Liner swatch

10-hour long-wearing & moisturising lipsticks formulated with Vitamin E, and claims to stay on lips after meals. Lipstick application finishes with a satin creamy sheen, and dries up to semi-matte  finish after colour sets on the lips. So yep, this is unlike their previous launches which were mattes.

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The star shade of Infallible Le Rouge is #212 Rambling Rose - a vibrant pinkish-red with neutral undertones, universally flattering colour for most skin tones. Matching lip liner in Rose.


Infallible 6 Hour Never Fail Lip Liner (S$14.90)

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Infallible Le Rouge, Lip Liner review

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Infallible Le Rouge, Lip Liner Review and Demo
L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Infallible Le Rouge, Lip Liner, Makeup Brushes Review and Demo


At last, a reputable drugstore beauty brand comes up with good quality lip liners attached with in-built sharpener! Boasting of 6 wearable shades and here's the recommended shade chart for their complementary Infallible Lip colours:

BROWN - 737
ROSE - 212, 519.
NUDE - 423
RED/WINE - 337
MAUVE - 741
PLUM (Available in July) - 712

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MY THOUGHTS

Intrigued with the gorgeous lip liner shades, I was further impressed by how creamy and smooth the Infallible Lip Liners are. Colors are beautiful enough on its own & non-drying to use alone as a lipstick. Depending on individual's level of creativity, these liners can also be mixed with lipsticks to create ombre lips or to achieve your own unique lip colour. 

With a lip liner, it's so much easier to manipulate your lips to produce a fuller or thinner effect, and of course change up the shape of your lips a little if you know how! (View helpful video tutorials on L'Oréal Paris Singapore YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTZ6tVq0OLk )

On the other end of the spectrum, I wished I could like Infallible Le Rouge the same way I adore the lip liners. Their claims of 10-hour longevity and "non-transferablity" needs to be looked into. Most of the Infallible Le Rouge colours wore off  from my lips after a meal, BUT the lip liners in the darker shades stayed on much better! One positive thing about Le Rouge is, the variety of shades did not disappoint as usual - I love vibrant, flattering and happy shades and L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer excels at producing such; and for this particular range, the creamy lipsticks feels hydrating to wear throughout the day.

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L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Makeup Brushes Review and Demo

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer also launches their range of makeup brushes in Singapore this month.

A collection of 8 brushes made from synthetic hair (Yay! Cruelty-free!) - this collection completes your entire makeup regime, covering from base makeup to eye and lip makeup: 

Foundation Brush (S$24.90)
Kabuki Brush (S$32.90)
Blender Brush (S$17.90)
Powder Brush (S$21.90)
Blush Brush (S$16.90)
Duo-Ended Sculpting Brush (S$29.90)
Lip Brush (S$14.90)
Eyeshadow Brush (S$13.90)

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Makeup Brushes Review and Demo
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It's not hard to tell that my favourite among the lot is the Duo-Ended Sculpting Brush!

MY THOUGHTS

Shopping for affordable and high-quality synthetic makeup brushes can be a chore sometimes. Currently, there seems to be a limited offering of good synthetic brushes in the beauty market. Many luxury, high-end brushes are made from animal hair; so to find high-performing brushes which do not compromise your personal values is somewhat a refreshing notion. :)

L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer brushes feel super soft on the skin, yet they are crafted with hairs dense enough to pick up powders and deliver smoothly onto skin. The sizes & shapes of the brushes fit facial contours perfectly, making them effortless to use! On an everyday basis, I find myself neglecting my high end synthetic brushes for these (honestly and surprisingly). Haha!

Faithy's Recommendation: Don't miss the retractable Lip Brush and Duo-Ended Sculpting Brush!
Both brushes make darling travelling companions; major score for the sculpting brush which can double up as a foundation brush on one end!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Dior Addict Lip Tattoo and Dior PumpNVolume Mascara Review, Swatch and Video Demo

Dior Addict Lip Tattoo and Dior Pump'N'Volume Mascara Review, Swatches and Demo

This Spring/Summer 2017, Dior Makeup introduces many goodies and pretties as per previous years. What struck me the most weren't their eyeshadow quads (which in all honesty are really gorgeous collectibles), but these two items - Dior Addict Lip Tattoo and Dior Pump'N'Volume Mascara.


Tuesday, 6 June 2017

My Current Top 10 Essences and Serums For Every Skin Condition

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Toners, essences and serums are an integral part of an effective daily skincare routine, whether or not you're into the Korean 10-step skincare routine. 

For those of us who don't have the luxury of time, amongst the three, try to not skip essences or serums before your moisturiser. Use at least 1! They are the ones which aid cell turnover and target skin concerns (regenerate, repair, firm, whiten and basically heal & provide us with the kind of effects we want for our skin). Your usual toner & moisturiser will not be sufficient if you want some changes to your current skin condition - they only maintain it.

Monday, 5 June 2017

NARS Liquid Blush Orgasm: Review, Swatch and Demo Video


NARS Singapore has just brought in a series of Limited Edition rouges - a new variation in textures of their most iconic blush shade, Orgasm.

I swatched all three at the counters and honestly, my interest was only piqued when I smeared the Liquid Blush on the back of my hands. Instant love!!

NARS Liquid Blush Orgasm Review Swatch and Demo

In the U.S, NARS Liquid Blush offers four different shades. Unfortunately for Singapore, we currently only can purchase the Orgasm shade from local stores.

NARS Liquid Blush Orgasm Review Swatch and Demo