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Sweet Treats at Epilogue Cafe

Uncovered a hidden gem situated deep inside this bookstore perfect for your cozy afternoon tea affair. Isn’t it nice? You could grab a cup of coffee after browsing through the book shelves? Hello Epilogue Cafe, I can’t believe it took me this long to find you.

Today I was in a whole mood of dessert-eating, not too sure if I went a lil’ overboard, but really, to me there’s no such thing as way too much desserts! Thank god I brought my partner-in-crime with me, she’s a sweet tooth just like me!

Had a Strawberry Smoothie & Iced Mocha to quench our thirst! Boy and I had to ask for extra sweetness & they did it just the way I liked it. Thank you Maye & Epilogue Cafe for having us!

Some desserts we absolutely loved- Molten Chocolate Lava Cake, Assorted Parisian Macaron & the Classic Creme Brulee. Today we were no doubt in dessert paradise, if only everyday we lived this way! Just in case you’re wondering, Epilogue Cafe does serve light bites like sandwiches & salads too!

Just when we thought we’re done, the nice people at Epilogue Cafe decided to surprise us with more! The Signature Affogato is the bomb, this I highly recommend. Thank you for constantly bringing a smile upon our faces!

Epilogue Cafe is located at ION Orchard #04-16. Have a good weekend everyone, I’m off to have a good time!


Colour Me Purple with Essensuals Bugis

Been awhile since I stepped into a salon ever since I got accustomed to my hair extensions. But since it’s starting to get so out of control, I’m bent on revamp. Of course when it comes to drastic change, I always leave it to the professionals. Let’s see how Essensuals Bugis do up a bold new look for me. Thank you Bryan for bearing with me despite my 1001 requests!

It’s such a refreshing change to have all the extensions taken out, it’s puzzling to everyone how I could keep them intact for a span of 6 months! Back to the bleaching & toning process, I kinda have a love-hate relationship with that. For beauty’s sake I suffer in silence because the end result is gonna be worth it.

If you think we’re done here, you’re mistaken. I’m coming back in a couple weeks to enhance the colour further as advised by my stylist Isabel. Talk about pushing all boundaries, well that’s how I work! Stay tuned to that.

The colour turned out to be so beautiful, it kinda has a different tone under different lighting, but nevertheless it’s quite the show-stopper. I especially love how it looks underneath the sun, it’s an amazing shade of lilac! Here I am with my stylist – Isabel. She’s such a darling!

You can have beautiful hair too in whatever shade you like. However you want it done, they do the best for you! Essensuals Bugis is located at 241-A Victoria Street, Bugis Village (right above Burger King).

Essensuals Bugis has recently brought in a new Mythic Oil Ritual Treatment for intense nourishment & shine. I’ve heard so much about it but never got around to try it! Definitely going for it on my next visit, I’m incredibly excited. And guess what? For a limited time only, quote my name to get 15% off the treatment!

  

Call 6333 0039 to make an appointment & don’t forget to mention ‘Agri Velt’ to enjoy the special rates on all other hair services too!


Healthy Diet at Real Food

After much persuasion from Princess D, I decided to give the greens a shot just for a day. Honestly, my body system is so accustomed to my carnivorous behaviours I’m not quite sure how it’d adapt to the greens. The last thing I’d like is to have massive diarrhoea because she’s taking me on a major detox meal. Oh my, what I have seriously gotten myself into!

This pure wheatgrass shot was so potent I felt like my system reached an automatic shutdown mode. All that toxins I’ve accumulated over the years seemed to be wiped out at one go! Maybe I should cultivate good habits & make this a monthly routine.

Since I’ve finished the shot Dionna specially picked for me, it’s my turn now to choose a special organic juice for her! I can’t even recall what it was, but I did ask the chef to prepare something equally detoxifying for her. Wow someone’s drinking it like water, that’s her face of enjoyment right there!

She’s happily eating her greens since being health-conscious is quite her thing. Today I decided to take it slow because I had a tough time picking  at my food. I tried, but my heart still belongs to meat.The Strawberry Banana Pancake was my only saving grace.

There’s an organic supermarket packed with healthy snacks within the restaurant which we absolutely love. I know going healthy is the right way to go, but right now’s just not my time. Thank you Dionna for trying to change me for a day, but life’s too short for me give up on all my favourite delicacies!

Real Food is located at 110 Killiney Road. Be sure to visit if you’d like something healthy for a change!

Time to restore my system back to its original state after all that detox process. Phew! Having a huge craving for seafood with no rhyme or reason today, Long Beach here I come!

So nice to catch up with everyone over a meal where we use our hands more than our utensils! Thank you Ziling for peeling my prawns for me. How sweet of you!

Friday’s the day to rejoice, plus my Rah Rah’s back in town now. It’s time for us to get started on patron shots & allow ourselves to let loose to Alleso’s tracks! 


as my appetite grows

Snippets of the previous week. Simple Japanese meal during lunchtime. Nice to get away from the extremely unforgiving air-conditioning at my workplace albeit awhile! Time to defrost.

Was at Absinthe with Pauline at the start of the week for some good food. It’s no surprise that our dinner usually starts really late.

Time to indulge in some white truffle! I had the Carpaccio of Hokkaido Scallops, White Truffle Shavings, Fava Beans & Hazelnut which was so extremely appetizing I wasn’t quite in the mood to share!

When it comes to eating, I just go all the way not thinking about tomorrow. Pauline’s always such a darling to allow me to meddle with her main course! Needless to say, I’m always the one devouring the steak.

Korean BBQ session at Hyang To Gol with my other half from Black & Blonde. Seems like we’re having an even better bond after the show despite getting on each other’s nerves countless times!

You know it’s funny how every food session with me makes everyone at the dinner table anxious about going to the gym afterwards, teehee! It’s only meat people, you need to chill!

There was also dinner at La Villa with Deb.

Simple chill-out time with Deb whom I haven’t seen in forever. Way too much to catch up on & it could go on & on till the wee hours.

Totally proud of the fact that we didn’t over-order this time round & finished everything to its last bit.

Thank you ClubCouture for keeping me lovingly clothed in your amazing sailor-style romper. It’s such a versatile piece which I could wear from day to night! Not forgetting how incredibly comfy it is!

Took time off to do a shoot with David Fo at The Organic Supermarket sometime past week too. Let’s take a look at some behind-the-scenes. This shoot was a lot of fun!

David Fo & I make a good duo on & off work, he’s such a good sport! On set, he goes all serious & professional, just like a headmaster. We decided to go crazy and wear apparels that’s not quite possible with our humid weather! Wheee!

Alright, here’s some of the pics he’s sent over. I can’t wait to receive them all! Also, thank you Zhi Hui for creating a different makeup look for each outfit change. I love you transform me into character.

Heading out to lunch now, I shan’t let the Monday blues get to me today. Maybe I should dress up in a dash of pink to perk myself up!


Going Red with L’oreal Paris Excellence Fashion

When it comes to matters of the hair, I’m one adventurous creature & going extreme is part of my nature. I’ve tried close to everything on the colour chart, all except red. It’s one colour that I wasn’t really sure about, thinking it’d wash me out. But seeing some of my girlfriends rock that colour, I’ve decided to give it a shot too! Wish me luck!

Having had blonde streaks for almost two years now, I must be feeling really spontaneous at this moment to be doing this. Okay so the secret’s out, L’oreal Paris Excellence is introducing a new line of Fashion Shades inspired by Paris Glamour. In 4 Ravishing shades of Red – P64 Intense Copper Red, P66 Intense Spicy Red, P56 Intense Violet Red & P46 Intense Ruby Red, let’s guess which colour did I pick to embrace 2013?

Depending on your hair length & thickness, one box might just be sufficient for you. But since my hair is the equivalent of a lion’s mane, hence the need for 2 boxes is not peculiar! Honestly, I’ve always been skeptical about DIY hair dyes because I’ve heard how messy they can be, but with proper pre-colour preparation & following the step-by-step instructions, I could be on my way to have vibrant red hair!

All it took was 30 minutes of waiting time & voila! Will you take a look at my new hair already? Does it not scream ferocious? Boy am I impressed with the results, I’d never look at DIY hair dyes the same way ever again! I didn’t expect the colour to turn out this vibrant & so full of shine! Instead of washing my skin tone out, friends of mine have complimented how fair my skin looks against the red hair, yay!

Here’s how it looks with flash. I feel damn pretty damn spicy already!

Now let’s see how it looks without flash! Pretty damn amazing isn’t it?

I know another concern you might have is that all these dyeing might damage you hair to its maximum, but with L’oreal Paris Excellence DIY Hair Colour, it has a Triple-Care Formula to protect, strengthen & nourish hair while colouring so your hair stays strong & silky smooth! Tell me how I could not love this product? Besides, Excellence Fashion is formulated with Hi-Shine Complex for spectacular brilliance & Hi-Intensity Pigments for Rich Intense Colour.

Don’t forget about Post Colour Protection! To keep the colour as intense, I always use a shampoo & conditioner specially for colour-treated hair! Here’s my current favourite – L’oreal Paris Hair Expertise EverPure Range. It is 100% sulphate-free, hence it does not strip my hair colour & keeps the colour pure even after 32 washes.

Let’s step out of our comfort zones, embrace 2013 & have a lil’ fun with red!

L’oreal Paris Excellence is available at Watsons, Guardian, Supermarkets & Departmental stores from January onwards. Excellence Fashion is at a special introductory price of $15.90 (U.P $18.90) for the month of January. What are you waiting for?