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Achieving Eye Perfection With Skin Inc

Let’s face it. Our age increases with each year & signs of aging start making their way to our faces. Perhaps I should have gotten myself started on eye cream targeted at under-eye wrinkle prevention way back in my teenage years.

The skin around the eyes is the most delicate, yet I didn’t give them the love they needed in the past. Oh no, does this mean I’m doomed & forced to live with these darned lines?

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Just last week, I got invited to Skin Inc’s power-packed ‘All About Eyes’ workshop. We got a preview of Skin Inc’s very first eye product (after 5 years of R&D!) and got to know more about taking care of the delicate skin around the eyes.

I’ve always been interested to check out Skin Inc for awhile now, but haven’t got around to doing it. Some of my friends swear by it & their skins are indeed looking oh so fine. Thank you Carmen for keeping me in mind, this came right on time!

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Let’s take a look at the demonstration done on the model. Reiee’s boyfriend was such a good sport! Damn his skin is already good enough, but apparently applying this Pure Revival Peel would give him even more perfect skin than how it was!

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The after effect looks amazing, you could immediately tell one side of the face looked lifted & so radiant it felt unreal! Sorry I wasn’t able to get a proper picture of that from where I was sitting.

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Next up, I learnt the proper application of eye cream. I can’t believe all these years, I paid so much attention to my entire face, but I’ve always neglected the eyes. I thought using the mother of all eye creams was the solution to the fine lines, but clearly, the way I’m applying it on is equivalent to not applying anything all! Sometimes the fingers can’t do it all, you need a device to stimulate the area in order for the eye cream to penetrate the skin better!

Skin Inc’s ‘Eyes Love It’ Optimizer does just that. Containing Iontophoresis that boost skin’s absorption by 40%, it has an ergonomic design that adheres to facial contours to address wrinkle-prone areas. The optimizer also offers an intelligent technology that adjusts power automatically to suit skin’s condition. With that, you can be ensured, your skin is really indeed receiving 100% goodness.

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Happy to interact with the bloggers at the event itself & everyone’s having a good time testing out the amazing serums available in-store while munching on delicious cupcakes & light bites. Thank you Skin Inc for the yummy treats, you know I’d never say no to that!

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Skin Inc is unlike any other brands I’ve used. It’s the world’s first Skin Supplement Bar offering highly concentrated, 100% pure & active serums & skincare from Japan. Now that I look at my range of skincare, I realized I don’t have any products that’s made in Japan. Japanese people are known to have one of the best complexions, it’s probably a sign to start investing in one for a start.

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Excited to try out Skin Inc’s very first Age-Revival Stem Cell Eye Cream! The texture itself feels extremely luxurious, yet when applied, the skin absorbs it very quickly. Plus, the ingredients used in this product look very promising. With 20 active ingredients including 4 Types Of Peptides, Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract, Hesperidin, Argan Tree Extract & Grape Extracts, this is a lot of goodness for the fatigued eye. Hopefully in time to come, my under-eye lines can be visibly reduced! I’d update you very soon.

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There’s also the Skin Inc Age Revival Stem Cell Serum which I’ve decided to give a shot at. Both the Eye+ and Serum contain stem cells from the Uttwiler Sparlauber Apple that has self-regenerative capabilities – the fruit stays fresh for unusually long periods of time. Skin Inc has harnessed those powerful properties & infused them into the serum & Eye+ products.

Yes life does not feel at all like a bed of roses. Hitting the mid twenties just means using richer products to minimize the aging process! I shall not be lazy from now on & embark on this 4 week intensive anti-ageing program. I still want to look forever 21.

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With their wide array of cocktails, there’d be something suitable for everyone’s different skin type. You can customize a bottle of My Daily Dose Serum according to your skin identity & solve multiple skin conditions in one simple step. So whether your skin needs a combination of protection, anti-ageing, healing & brightening or just an extra boost of antioxidants, you can achieve it in a single application that reinforces your current skincare. How fuss-free! Say yes to looking youthful forever!

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5 Minutes To Perkier Peepers – A tip from Skin Inc

For instant results : Apply Age-Revival Stem Cell Serum, followed by the ‘Eyes Love It’ Optimizer, & finish off with Stem Cell Eye+. In as little as 5 minutes, this DIY regime will leave your eyes soothed & refreshed.

Skin Inc Fun Facts :

– 86% of women observed refinement of wrinkles & lines within a week’s use of Age-Revival Stem Cell Serum.

– 7 times the percentage of active ingredients found in most popular anti-ageing serums (according to market average of anti-ageing products)

Here’s where to locate Skin Inc :

Ion Orchard #B3-42/43

Marina Bay Link Mall #B2-25

Find out more : www.iloveskininc.com


Dine Away with Tien Garden

Snippets of the past weeks. Sorry I haven’t been too active on this space as of late, my schedule’s been jam packed with shoots & the AFF. If you’d like real time updates, do follow me on instagram @agrivelt .

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Anyhow, I came across this cute online store selling some quirky accessories. I’m wearing their Birdy Necklace & they took notice of it & made me this incredibly adorable collage! Thanks Clairine & Gabriella, you girls are so sweet! Check out Electicco today!

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If you haven’t already known, I’m open to shoot for blogshops these days, it’s a whole new experience altogether. You can drop me an enquiry at agrichicavenue@gmail.com ! Okay back to the topic, I really emjoy shooting for TagStyle. I feel like Barbie wearing all the pretty clothes!

Let’s take a look at some of the pictures on set. The lady boss is a real sweetie pie she gets me my daily dose of latte before I suntan in her apparels.

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Then there’s the 7-course dinner at Tien Garden with Estelle & Esther. For the first time ever, I was the first to arrive & because my tummy was growling so bad, I had the Black Pepper Venison Meat all to myself. Totally oblivious to everyone’s arrival afterwards since I kept myself busy licking my platter clean.

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The Almond Coffee Pork Ribs comes up next. Honestly, I’m not quite into pork ribs, but after giving this dish a chance, I was sold. It was unlike any other pork rib dish I’ve tried. The meat was very succulent & rich in flavour. What a surprise! This is one dish I highly recommend. It was so good we had it wiped out within minutes!

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Even though I strike off veggies completely, I incorporate plenty of tofu into my diet. Who dare says I’m full of toxins now? This Braised Bean Curd With Minced Pork definitely didn’t disappoint. I even drenched the gravy all over my rice.

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Oh my goodness, every dish just keeps getting better! I’ve always had a big heart & appetite, so it’s impossible for me to settle for one favourite. Let’s see how the Sauteed Prawn with Pumpkin Sauce fares!

The only thing that I’m unhappy about is that serving size might be a lil’ too small for someone like me. I eat quite a substantial amount, & now that my platter’s clean, I sit here yearning for more. Oh why do you torture me this way? Yikes my gluttony behaviour is starting to emerge.

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Here comes the highlight of the dinner! Hello Tien Garden Special Salted Egg Crab, where have you been all my life?

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My first attempt at prying open the crab, in fact I don’t think I’ve ever done it before in life. Usually my lover would do the dirty for me, but since today I’m all alone, I’ve decided to get the work done! I’m such a newbie at this, even Estelle kept a distance for fear of things flying towards her direction!

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Om Nom Nom Nom, please don’t drool on your keyboards while you watch us eat! 

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Next up, we have the Specialty Preserved Eggs With Spinach. I had the other girls wiping out this dish for me since I refuse to befriend the greens. According to them, it was pretty good & it’s such a shame I missed out!

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Last dish for the night – Tien Garden Braised Seafood Bee Hoon. Wow Tien Garden, you have truly impressed me with your culinary skills. Seems like this won’t be my one & only visit. As the saying goes, if one restaurant is splendid enough, it doesn’t matter where it is, because I will travel across the sea to get a piece of it.

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Thank you Erik & Sharon for the invite & being such gracious hosts. I know I’m not one customer easy to please but everything today has gone beyond my expectations! 

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Tien Garden is located at 351 Changi Road, Lor Marzuki. Quote ‘Agri Velt’ for a 5% discount off your total bill. Please call 9388 5398 to make a reservation!


The Apartment Style Edition On Channel 5

Guess what made its way to my doorstep earlier on? This definitely dissipated my initial dampened mood & brought a smile upon my face. Thank you Vanity Trove , you’re awesome beyond words!

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The queue to get into Paul’s during the weekend is pretty insane & we were starving by the time we got seats!

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Here I am all smiles at The Apartment Live Show at Ngee Ann City despite almost being murdered by the scorching sun. Singapore’s weather is starting to make me crumble, someone please whisk me off for a retreat! Thank goodness for a trusty sunblock which doubles up as a miracle healer.

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Reunited with The Apartment Style Edition Season 2 casts, never been happier to see all these familiar faces! Of course, my secondary school BFF needs no introduction!

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What a pleasant surprise it was to bump into Angie! Boy did her dance crew got me screaming for encore! You were THAT awesome girl!

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Being pulled on stage for a Q & A segment, also to give tips to the people auditioning for Season 3! Talking about my previous experience in Season 2 made me smile like there’s no tomorrow. Honestly, I was so thankful for the fact that I had the most amazing partner to be with me on the show & also the most fantastic mentors to learn from. It was like a roller-coaster ride for me which I enjoyed highly.

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The tug-of-war segment had us wearing gloves once again, something I haven’t done in a long time now. Let’s pull to victory!

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And we’re really doing this in our dresses & 6-inch heels, spontaneous or what? That’s Black & Blonde for you. Thank you Leslie for helping me take some pictures during the event!

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My partner got hurt real bad & I seriously have no idea how she can still be all gungho & laugh it off! Respect.

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Hellooo Per, I’m so happy seeing you having a blast at your audition! You nailed it with your spunky hair & personality!

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Almost done before we were brought to the stage for the last time to catch up with Jamie Durie !

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Alright, it’s time for me to select my wardrobe for the Audi Fashion Festival this week! I’m incredibly excited to experiment with different makeup looks again.

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Paula’s kids are way too adorable I just couldn’t resist!

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Catch me on The Apartment Style Edition Season 2 airing now on Channel 5 every Thursday 11pm.


Face Fabulosity with ASTIQUE CLINIC

I was back at ASTIQUE CLINIC two weeks back for some nip & tuck. Okay just kidding! They’re more like minor touch-ups. A girl’s gotta do all that she can to make her feel happy about herself & in my case, having all my problem areas fixed would make me a more confident individual. Vanity is not a crime.

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My face may appear small to many, but it’s certainly not symmetrical. These pictures are not tweaked & you can see how different my right & left profiles look because of the way my jaw is structured. The left side is much wider & also seems a lil’ puffy. Time to get some serious help on this area!

During my last visit, I had some fillers done to my left under-eye to fix the depression line. Hitting the big 25 has its pros & cons. My clock is ticking but thank goodness I have ASTIQUE CLINIC to delay the signs of aging. You’d probably be puzzled. What depression line could I possibly have? I thank the best invention to date – Laura Mercier’s Secret Concealer. So good I wish I could wear it to sleep. Definitely not a long-term solution, hence I decided to give Restylane a chance.

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First signs of aging, as many doctors have told me, would start showing around my eye area. I don’t blame it on the genetics, but if I can do something to revive tired-looking eyes, why would I not?

The previous time I did just a minimal amount cause I wasn’t really sure how it’d turn out & wasn’t sure how effective it was. Since I saw a visible improvement with that little amount & realized how much I loved the results, I decided to go back for a full touch-up.

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Upon consultation, Dr Matthew Yap decided to raise my nose bridge a lil’ higher too. In all honesty, my bulbous tip has been bothering me for quite a while now. A higher nose bridge + some good makeup skills would definitely give the illusion of a smaller nose tip.

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Alright, less talk & let’s get down to the process! Dr Matthew Yap is one of the friendliest doctors I’ve ever encountered. I feel so at home at ASTIQUE CLINIC everytime because the doctor & the nurses are always so attentive to my needs. Plus, they always ensure you feel comfortable during your treatment. Don’t mind me going cray cray while on the numbing cream!

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Just two more procedures before I start to embrace my newly enhanced face! Fill them depression lines Restylane, beautiful & rejuvenated eyes you shall be mine! Lastly, Botox to the rescue, to soften my masculine left profile.

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Two weeks later, look at how the Botox takes effect & settles nicely. My face shape is looking feminine from every angle. Even my nose is free from humps & looks visibly better in person now. Thank you ASTIQUE CLINIC for not letting me down with each visit!

Here’s how it looks with flash.

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Now, let’s see how it looks without flash & simply natural daylight!

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When it comes to aesthetic procedures, I know I can always count on Dr Matthew Yap’s magic fingers. ASTIQUE CLINIC is located at 350 Orchard Road, Shaw House, #08-00. Please call 6732 3801 to make an appointment.


sweet love all over

Sorry I took a while to update! I was shuffling around town all week to complete my errands. I guess turning 25 has made me a whole lot responsible & efficient! Now that everything’s done, I’m back to feed you guys with a gazillion pictures!

And so, my birthday this year kinda seemed like a never-ending one with bouquets aplenty, plus it was the first time ever in my life, to eat so many cakes within a week. Are all my loved ones trying to fatten me up? Even after a week, I was like Hell Yeah, my birthday’s not over yet! PS, thank you Irene for this beautiful bouquet!

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First surprise was the birthday countdown at Sky on 57. Was too caught up eating I forgot a shot of the Foie Gras Xiao Long Bao. That dish was freaking awesome!

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The second surprise was the dinner at Skyve skilfully planned by my babysaurus. Oh you sly creature, how could I not love you even more?

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Here we are at Skyve, can’t believe this was where my secondary school was located in the past! Clarissa & I used to get into all sorts of trouble wherever we went!

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I was literally dragged out of bed for this impromptu dinner & I was incredibly cranky at the start. Usually, he’s not the type who’d want to dine out but today he was extremely persistent. There goes my beauty sleep! On a side note, thank you ClubCouture for keeping me casual chic in this Rachell Pink Top. I love it so much!

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I thought it was just a normal date – just me & my lover. To my surprise, my dear friends started appearing one by one! Too sweet!

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Anyhow, we were so hungry we almost ordered everything on the menu! But really, the starters are so damn delicious we pretty much ended up sharing everything.

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Seems like the lighting over here’s very suitable for pictures after pictures. That explained why all of us couldn’t seem to get enough!

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The birthday cake was so meaningful I couldn’t even bear to slice a piece of it! Slicing it would mean slicing us apart, boohoo! Guess who did the dirty deed by disfiguring our faces with the knife? My mischievous sister Rah Rah!

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Thank you everyone for putting aside all your busy schedules & being a part of my 25th birthday celebration. I feel so blessed to have all of you around I want to plant kisses on all your cheeks!

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Can’t be any happier with this special birthday gift surprise from Churp Churp too! Aww you make me blush!

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Here comes the third surprise over at Pete’s Place.

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Honestly, I thought it was just a dinner meet-up & catch-up session. I was not expecting a mini Tiramisu Cake & a birthday song & a bottle of red wine which Dionna ended up finishing! Alcoholic!

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Thank you everyone for making me feel so loved! However, that’s not the end of my birthday celebration. Stay tuned for more!