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HAIR VISUALS X TAMASHII ROBATAYA

I know I’ve started to MIA-ed again on this space, this always happens during the middle of  the year since friends from all over start to visit & being the good host that I am, I want to make sure they have a splendid time while they’re here. Thank you for still visiting my blog despite my disappearance, I’d continue to post up nice pictures to feed your hunger!

Anyhow, I’m done ranting. It’s the time of the month to banish my damaged ends (snip snip snip) & give my hair the beautiful blowout it deserves. Yes I’m still very much loving my hair dark  at the moment, so I guess I’d just be concentrating on a series of intensive hair treatments for now.

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Thank you KEVIN KOOL for continuing to care for my hair unconditionally. Hair does not feel limp anymore & is immediately strengthened after this MILK ANTI-FRIZZ TREATMENT. Unknown to many, but on a good hair day, my mood is instantly uplifted & I probably wouldn’t be so cranky. This probably means I need to see my stylist MORE OFTEN! Sometimes, I wish I can work the hairdryer just like he does!

Of course, KEVIN KOOL doesn’t just specialize in giving you beautiful blowouts, he’s really good at creating pretty/edgy-looking braids too. I definitely need to get one done real soon & show you!

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Do I look feminine or what with these soft curls? Thank you once again KEVIN KOOL for always making me look incredibly womanly even though I’m very tomboy-ish in reality! Now that I’ve got flaunt-worthy hair, it’s time to take it to dinner & let everyone be green with envy!

SALON LE POINT is located at 1 CUSCADEN ROAD, #01-07/08. Call 9729 7081 to make an appointment with my stylist KEVIN KOOL & quote ‘AGRI’ to get a discount on all hair services!

Light dinner at TAMASHII ROBATAYA afterwards. Food here was SO GOOD I definitely need to have a round two sometime soon.

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Time for me to catch up on sleep, the past few days have just been way too overwhelming. Goodnight world!


DATSUMO LABO X HACHI

Feels good to finally be back in Singapore, I’ve been flying so much these days I rarely have time to rest in bliss. But before that, let me visit DATSUMO LABO for my monthly hair-removal treatment! I am such a hairy monster this is necessary & I’m always happy to know with each visit, I’m a step closer to having silky smooth skin head to toe.

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This time round, I’m back to get my lower leg & underarms  hair-free! What keeps me coming back here is the fact that the treatment is painless & I see immediate results. I’m so happy to see how DATSUMO LABO has expanded in such a short time. Congratulations! With all the branches available, you’re sure to find one close to you. I always frequent the ORCHARD BRANCH since it’s the nearest to my place, but they’re opening another branch in ORCHARD CENTRAL pretty soon & I can’t wait to check that out! Let’s be hair-free & fairer together girls!

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH DATSUMO LABO! Can’t wait to visit you again next month!

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Make an appointment with DATSUMO LABO today & quote ‘AGRI VELT’ for an additional 15% OFF!

Here’s a list of all the branches contacts:

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Dinner Omakase Style at HACHI afterwards.

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And that was just the start. Someone is really trying to make me fat, but it’s okay I’d just sweat it out later on!

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Honestly, the food was so good there wasn’t a dish I hate. Even though I’m getting full at this point, I’d need to make room for those meat. Yes I’m a true blue glutton.

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Most filling meal I’ve ever had but it was SO DAMN GOOD I’d need to come back a second time! Now that I’m back, it’s time to stop being a couch potato & get started on work again. Gahh, the Monday blues!


HAIR VISUALS X LONG BEACH

Blame it on my fickle mind, now that I’ve got slightly lighter-coloured hair, I start to miss dark-coloured hair. Although, frankly speaking, platinum blonde is still my favourite colour, I don’t think I’d be able to put up with the painful process ever again. See I’m not one person that’s easy to please, thank goodness my stylist KEVIN KOOL always puts up with my nonsense! He works my hair like a pro each time & it’s no longer damaged like the past.

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Tried out the MILK BATH OXYGEN TREATMENT this time round & I love it so much I’m gonna do it again on my next visit! It helped to eradicate all the frizzy ends & my hair feels so healthy-looking & smooth now. & oh IT SMELLS SO GOOD TOO! Thank you HAIR VISUALS for always pampering my hair!

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Really love this dark shade KEVIN KOOL did for me this time round, at least I wouldn’t have to deal with unsightly roots for a while.Yes it’d take a lot of getting used to, but I think it’s something different for a change in a good way! Does it not look incredibly feminine?

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SALON LE POINT is located at 1 CUSCADEN ROAD, #01-07/08. Call 9729 7081 to make an appointment with my stylist KEVIN KOOL & quote ‘AGRI’ to get a discount on all hair services!

Dinner at LONG BEACH @ DEMPSEY afterwards.

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Time to get back to being productive again for the week before I go for a holiday again next week!


DAEGA X AUTHENTIC KOREAN FOOD

Today I’m about to go all carnivorous & indulge in an all-meat fest! Fellow supper lovers will be thrilled to know there’s an new awesome KOREAN BBQ PLACE opened till 6am in the mornings. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH DAEGA! Yes you can literally have a feast right after partying all night with your friends or simply to satisfy your midnight cravings. Plus, the meat is SO GOOD you MUST TRY!

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Yes the place is pretty hidden & without word of mouth, you really would have no idea a gem like this exists! But trust me, it’s really worth the visit & I must warn you the pictures below would make you drool all over. Are you ready for some authentic Korean BBQ all you gluttons?

I always love to have my meat with MAKGEOLLI (Korea Rice Wine). The one at DAEGA tastes exceptionally good because it’s iced & will stay chill throughout your dining experience.

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Look at that slab of WAGYU we’re about to indulge in! MY OH MY!

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Fret not if cooking’s not your forte, because over here you just have to sit back & relax while your food is being cooked by the friendly staff!

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So glad to have tried one of DAEGA’S SPECIALTIESGAM JA TANG (Pork Bone Soup) .

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Oh & by the way if you’re concerned you’re gonna smell nasty after this meal, rest assured with the ventilation system here,you won’t need to top up your perfume! Can’t wait to visit DAEGA to try out more dishes the next time round!

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DAEGA is located at 34 CRAIG ROAD, #02-10, CHINATOWN PLAZA. Please call 6327 1004 for dinner reservations!


MILLY’S X IPPUDO TAO

Finally found the time to get my nails a lil’ tender loving. No place makes me feel like a princess more than MILLY’S, because really my manicurist is so good you should be jealous! Each time I see Chloe, I’m super excited to challenge her with out-of-the-world design & yes each time I’m defeated. She’s so talented she leaves me speechless each time. Even people around me who’s seen my nail designs cannot believe it’s hand-drawn.

Look at Chloe concentrating at work!

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Just take a look at the final product! Oh Chloe, time & time again you blow my mind! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!

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I love how MILLY’S take such good care of not just my nails, but my hair too! There are some days where I want to feel more feminine & short hair just doesn’t do the trick. Thank goodness for MILLY’S CLIP-ON EXTENSIONS, I’m able to transform my look in under 5 minutes everyday, whenever I feel like it.

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It’s really easy to put on & trust me, I’ve partied all night in it & danced like there’s no tomorrow in it. I must say, IT CAN WITHSTAND ALL THAT TURBULENCE! MILLY’S CLIP-ON HAIR EXTENSIONS are really the BEST THING EVER.

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The colour range here is so extensive you’d definitely find the right shade to blend with your original hair, that you don’t have to worry!

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MILLY’S is located at FAR EAST PLAZA #03-131 & BUGIS VILLAGE EXTENSION, LEVEL 2 AT BOM BOM STREET, NO. 3,4,5. Call 6737 6723 (FEP BRANCH) or 6338 4137 (BUGIS BRANCH) to make an appointment.

Quick dinner at IPPUDO TAO afterwards.

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So excited for MILLY’S new branch opening tonight! Gonna dress up real pretty with my beautiful babes. Can’t wait for the weekend to arrive!


YOOGANE SINGAPORE

Checked out YOOGANE SINGAPORE over the weekend. Yes the YOOGANE that we all raved about in KOREA has now made its way to our sunny shores & boy was the queue insane! I loved it so much in Korea, now let’s see how the one in Singapore fares! So excited prior to this I had to invite all my favourite people to indulge in this Korean feast.

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Beware, the pictures I’m about to post is so drool-worthy I am suffering as I type this. You know how some food looks so awesome but the taste is MEH. This is not the case. Being the fussy eater that I am, you have really impressed me YOOGANE SINGAPORE!

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Fret not if cooking’s not your forte, because you can just sit back & relax while the professional staff does it all. We had the honor of having the head chef serve us!

This SEAFOOD & CHICKEN GALBI WITH COMBINATION FIXINGS brought back so many fond memories of Korea. If you must know, I’m quite obsessed with noodles of all sorts. Needless to say, when this was ready for consumption, I was going at it like a hungered orphan. How can something SO SIMPLE taste SO GOOD?

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CHICKEN GALBI FRIED RICE WITH CHEESE was without a doubt THE BOMB. I can’t remember the last time I had rice this fragrant or chicken this tender & with the cheese, I am totally sold. Portion is good for six pax even, so don’t worry if you need a second serving! Yes there were a lot of greedy pigs on our table that day! Now you know why we flock together?

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Thank you YOOGANE SINGAPORE for your good service & for your amazing meal, I can’t wait to go back for round two!

YOOGANE SINGAPORE is located at BUGIS JUNCTION #02-47/48.


HAIR VISUALS X HAIR AFFAIR

Sometimes I may be fully made-up & dressed up to the nines, but the look’s not quite complete without a nice hairdo. At times like these, I’m so thankful for my hairstylist – KEVIN KOOL for always making me feel like a million bucks. I know I’m always giving him a heart attack because I seriously enjoy stressing him out with my never-ending requests but never once has he turned his back on me & in fact he goes the extra mile to making sure I’m satisfied with my look. He’s that passionate about his work & anyone who’s chosen him as their stylist would agree with me 100%.

In this post, I’d do a compilation of all my hair looks done with HAIR VISUALS. Thank you for restoring my hair into a healthy state with all your miraculous treatments, my hair has gone from limp to strong over time. Next time when my hair starts to grow longer, I’m definitely gonna attempt a side swept braid!

//COLOUR + HAIR STRENGTHENING TREATMENT//

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Isn’t the outcome unbelievable? Goodbye frizzy hair, goodbye split ends, please don’t ever come back again! Healthy-looking hair always make me happy!

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//WASH & BLOW//

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So ultra smooth I could go on touching my hair all day all night! Thank you KEVIN KOOL for assuring me I can pull off a centre parting, I love it so much! Can you believe it took me THIS long?

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//COLOUR + ANTI-FRIZZ SMOOTH MILK TREATMENT//

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Presenting to you the latest of my hair, loving how KEVIN KOOL specially concocted this colour to match my skin tone. He added on subtle highlights too visible only under some lighting. This is by far one of my favourite colour!

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Of course, I won’t be ending this post without a picture of me & my super dedicated hairstylist – KEVIN KOOL!

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SALON LE POINT is located at 1 CUSCADEN ROAD, #01-07/08. Call 6835 0880 to make an appointment with KEVIN KOOL & quote ‘AGRI’ to get a discount on all hair services!


THE PRESTIGE X EYELASH EXTENSIONS

En route to get my virgin eyelash extensions done at THE PRESTIGE EYEBROW & LASH SPECIALIST. Yes I know I’ve mentioned before I would never ever get them done, but seeing how beautiful they look on most of my girlfriends, I can’t help but to feel a tad jealous. I want to feel beautiful like Barbie the minute I wake up. Let’s take a look at some of my pictures before I got the lash extensions done – looks pretty barren doesn’t it unless you view it up-close.

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Lying comfortably in the room while waiting to get my eyes beautified.

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Since it was my first time, I opted for a more natural finish. You can opt for a more dramatic finish if you like. The process was so comfortable I actually fell into a deep slumber. Jacqueline recommended the KOREAN MINK EYELASH EXTENSIONS & I’m glad I took her advice. It was so weightless & smooth, feels exactly like real lashes nobody would know they’re fake.

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Mascara used to be a must-have in my makeup routine daily, but now I can do away with it. This makes my morning routine so much easier, thank you so much THE PRESTIGE EYEBROW & LASH SPECIALIST for making me feel beautiful!

Quote ‘AGRI VELT’ to try out this amazing KOREAN MINK EYELASH EXTENSIONS at only $88 (U.P $128). Call 6733 3369 / 6733 3379 to make an appointment!

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THE PRESTIGE EYEBROW & LASH SPECIALIST  is located at PACIFIC PLAZA, 9 SCOTTS ROAD, #03-08.

Dinner at SOPRA afterwards.

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Sorry for the lack of updates again, it’s all those travelling that’s making me so sleep-deprived & almost running low on energy. I will recuperate pretty soon & get back to my diligent habits.


BEAUTI INSTINCT X BREATHE TO BEAUTY

 I know my birthday has just gone by & with the month-long celebration (yes people always try to kill me with too much alcohol)), it’s hard to keep up with good skin but I sure know how to cheat. At the end of  2 weeks, my skin is still looking as radiant it was from day one despite having an alcohol diet every single day (no i don’t encourage it). YES IT IS POSSIBLE.

There’s a couple of treatments which I highly recommend at BEAUTI INSTINCT. One’s the ROLLER TREATMENT to remove superficial to deep scarring, sadly I have to keep that on hold for a while since my face is still recovering from surgery. The other’s the BREATHE TO BEAUTY TREATMENT (SO GOOD I WISH I HAD THE MACHINE AT HOME) .

In short, it’s an oxygen infusion procedure that feeds serums packed with vitamins, minerals & collagen into the skin. I always refer to this treatment as the EXPRESS RED-CARPET GLOW. You’d see an immediate change in skin texture afterwards. Try it to believe it!

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I had the OXYGEN INFUSION done with OXYGEN AMPOULES to make the treatment more power-packed than it already is. Together they help to regenerate skin cells & maintain skin hydration. When it comes to caring for my skin, I only want the best & I want to see immediate results that last.

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Here’s how I look right after the BREATHE TO BEAUTY TREATMENT. And here’s the real reason why I’ve stayed with BEAUTI INSTINCT throughout : I see instant results & with more visits, my skin just keeps looking better than the previous visit. My skin used to be in such a bad state I’d pile on multiple foundation to hide my flaws but these days all I need is sunblock + a touch of gloss & I’m ready to go.

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And here’s how I look 2 weeks after all that toxins. Pretty damn amazing isn’t it? Trust me, even my friends couldn’t believe their eyes. Thank you once again BEAUTI INSTINCT for never giving up on me & always making sure my skin is kept at its tip top condition!

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If you’re a late-night owl like yours truly, this treatment is ideal. Banish skin dullness & reveal radiant-looking skin today. Quote ‘AV’ to enjoy 30% OFF  the BREATHE TO BEAUTY TREATMENT & 50% OFF the OXYGEN AMPOULES from France.

Call 6733 9149 to make an appointment today!

BEAUTI INSTINCT is located at 545 ORCHARD ROAD , #03-14/03-39, FAR EAST SHOPPING CENTRE.


LA MAISON FATIEN X WGS 2014

Sorry the past week’s been so topsy turvy, with birthdays every weekend, my body & soul needs to take a serious break (yes I’m friends with way too many alcoholics).

I’ve neglected this space again (not proud of it), but I promise I’d get back on track fast. Please bear with me as I go back to my hermit days & churn out blog posts after posts. Allow me to party the last time for my birthday this weekend pretty please?

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Alright today I’m here to make you salivate all over your keyboards. I am totally evil.

//LA MAISON FATIEN//

La Maison Fatien is one of the partner restaurants for World Gourmet Summit 2014 & lucky me got to have a taste! Took my babes along with me to indulge in this food tasting!

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Duck Rillettes with Truffle Potato & Crispy Beetroot

Possibly one of the more interesting starters I’ve had in a long time & yes totally guilty that I stole an extra portion.

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Of course, hungry me couldn’t resist munching on some bread while waiting for my next dish.

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Brown Butter Scallops With Jerusalem Artichokes Puree, Asparagus, Sevruga Caviar, Parma & Capers Jus

With all that goodness, there’s no hate but even more love. Caviar is always a good idea & the scallop’s done to perfection, yummy!

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Shellfish Consomme With Porcini Ravioli, Poached Maine Lobster & Oyster Fritter

A tad too salty for me & sadly, I’m not quite an oyster fan because often it gives me the runs, but the lobster was four thumbs up!

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Wagyu Beef With Foie Gras, Roquefort Polenta, Baby Vegetables, Madeira Jus & Spinach Chips

Ultimate food orgasm where meat melts in your mouth, best consumed in rare. I wiped out my platter within minutes & I’m left wanting for more.

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Textures of Banana With Chocolate Soil & Praline

Must try, I repeat MUST TRY. Even though I was very skeptical at the start because I really hate eating bananas. At the end of it all, I am bananas over it!

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In my opinion, this place is totally worth visiting with your loved ones for a memorable evening of wine & dine.

La Maison Fatien is located at 76 Duxton Road.

Please call 6220 3822 for reservations. Quote ‘AgriVIP’ during the period from now till 5th April 2014 for 15% discount off the above menu.


MILLYS X DING DONG

Here’s a short update on pictures from all over the place!

Long Beach @ Dempsey with the beautiful Venice while she was here on a day trip, but the mischievous me made her miss her flight, yikes! I had so much fun with her though from the spontaneous hair wash to multiple meals to hotel hunting to midnight foot massage/movie. Come visit Singapore again pretty please!

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Went to Milly’s to beautify my nails once again. I’d never lose faith in Chloe because she’s just so good at what she does. Decided on a bold red this time round with a lil’ bit of spunk! The finishing is just way too awesome I’d let the pictures do all the talking.

Can’t wait to see what design she’s got in mind for my birthday nails coming up real soon! 

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Milly’s is located at Far East Plaza #03-131 & Bugis Village Extension, Level 2 at Bom Bom Street, No. 3/4/5. Call 6737 6723 (FEP Branch) or 6338 4137 (Bugis Branch) to make an appointment.

Dinner at Ding Dong afterwards.

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There’s so many interesting eateries on Club Street & this one was a really good surprise for me. Even though there was so much greens & I had to painstakingly remove them bit by bit, the food was so mouthwatering delicious!

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Shake away those Monday blues & have a good week ahead!


STOREFRIENDLY X PEPERONI PIZZERIA

Sidetrack a lil’, I know my blog’s kinda confusing at the moment because my face has transformed, but bear with me a lil’ while more my lovely readers, 3 more posts to clear & I promise you JW Plastic Surgery Korea Part 2. I’m sure you’re excited to see how my fact grafting & nose surgery went!

Did a shoot for Store Friendly in an all black & white getup before Korea. Plus I know it’s quite rare that I’m making an effort to braid my hair nicely for once, good job Agri!

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If you’re keen in my high-cut sneakers, they’re available in black too & I’ve ready stocks. Not to mention how incredibly comfortable they are! Just drop me an email at agrichicavenue@gmail.com for enquiries.

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Working really does feel a lot like play if you’re doing things that you actually love. In a nutshell, Store Friendly is an extension of your home. If you have TOO MANY THINGS at home & there’s no way your house can accommodate any further, you can consider ‘Personal Storage’ with Store Friendly.

There’s a couple of branches & you can just find one that’s conveniently located near you.

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You can find out more about Store Friendly HERE.

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Dinner at Peperoni Pizzeria afterwards.

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Alright, it’s back to work now while everyone’s partying the night away! Damn I hope this productivity sticks with me for a whole lot longer. I’m actually starting to enjoy being a hermit & staying in.


DATSUMO LABO X CHOP SUEY

Quick lunch at Marche before my hair removal appointment.

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Hello Datsumo Labo, it’s been quite a while! I’m back at the Orchard Branch to get those legs hairless & silky smooth.

If you’re looking to get hair removal done, I can’t think of a better place better than Datsumo Labo! Hair removal for two areas at only $49, where to find such a good deal? Besides, I pinky-promise you the whole procedure is painless, unlike the traditional IPL which hurts so bad you cringe at the thought of it.

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They even have a refund policy here, hence if you don’t see results, you can get your money back. I’ve been here for about 4 times now & each recurring visit makes me a notch happier because I know I’m a step closer to hairless skin.

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Another thing I like so much about Datsumo Labo is also the fact that their in-house hair-removal machine has double benefits instead of one. Not only does it kill our hair follicles, it also aids in whitening our skin. The more visits, the fairer you’d become! Now you know why Datsumo Labo is such a huge hit with us girls.

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And if you thought the price plan here was crazy affordable already, you’d be even happier to know that if you quote ‘Agri Velt’, you’d get an additional 10% off! Wait no further, make an appointment with Datsumo Labo today, it’s time to do some spring cleaning on those unsightly hair!

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I’ve listed all the branches contacts right below :

Orchard Branch

6836 2140

Tanjong Pagar Branch

6538 3053

City Hall Branch

6337 7360

Dhoby Ghaut Branch

8363 6154

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Check out Datsumo Labo today!

Dinner at Chop Suey afterwards.Thank you for always feeding me like a pig every single day of the week!

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Oh what a bummer! The weekend’s coming to an end, but it doesn’t really make a difference since I have been staying away from nightlife for a month now. Look out for my JW Beauty Part 1 Blogpost up tomorrow evening. Happy Sunday everyone!


TOKYO LUXEY X PLATYPUS KITCHEN

Who isn’t a fan of Japanese cosmetic/beauty products? When it comes to vanity products, big names like Shiseido, Kose & Fancl cross your mind & they’re some of Japan’s proudest. In actual fact, there’s a lot of other fantastic Japanese brands which are unheard of by us foreigners but highly popular with the locals there.

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Earlier last month, I was invited to the introduction of Tokyo Luxey over at Platypus Kitchen. Was extremely honored to have met the founder – Miss Chie Maeda upclose & personal. Thank you so much for choosing me as one of the exclusive Luxeys!

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My babe Naomi & I couldn’t stop burying our faces in the yummy food. I have officially turned her into a forever-hungry-monster too!

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Check out this cute device from Japan. No it ain’t a phone, it ain’t a camera! It works as a moisturizer just by holding it close to you or hanging it around your neck. Oh man I want to get my hands on this amazing baby!

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Let’s take a look at the Tokyo Luxey website!

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Tokyo Luxey is a ‘luxe’ community which supplies Japanese-made beauty & lifestyle-related information & products of high quality. We’d be able to try out so many other interesting products instead of sticking to the usual big brands. Don’t fret because Tokyo Luxey will carefully select the products to cater to our likings!

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As a Luxey, you get to try out many different beauty products from Tokyo Luxey & all you have to do is post up the product reviews on your various social media platforms. There’s more perks along the way too, join to find out!

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Here’s some of the products I took home to try out! Don’t they look so kawaii?

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Join me as a Luxey today, read HERE to find out how!


GANGNAM LASER CLINIC

So yes, prior to my Korea trip, I was already making so many adjustments to my lifestyle, biggest change being laying off alcohol (hell yeah to being sober) & being more diligent with my skin rituals.

Because I know I wouldn’t be able to cleanse my face properly after surgery & my skin would probably look fatigued by then, I decided to cheat beforehand & undergo Express Laser Facial with Dr. Moses Ng at Gangnam Laser Clinic to combat dull-looking skin & achieve clearer-looking skin in under fifteen minutes.

Check out their facebook page HERE.

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Two lasers in one session. One’s for Toning & the other one’s for Micro-Peeling, both beneficial for attaining crystal-clear skin + instant glow. Even better if you have a red-carpet event to attend to after!

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The treatment ends off with a Hydro-Lifting Mask that felt extremely cooling on my skin! In face, I fell into a deep sleep & woke up feeling incredibly refreshed.

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It’s such a quick process without any discomfort & you see instant results right after. And the best part is that the results lasted me for a good 2 weeks!

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Despite the use of just cleansing sheets 5 days in a row, my pores were still tight & my skin was looking effortlessly radiant without the usage of toner or essence throughout my entire Korea trip, all thanks to this amazing laser! Thank you so much Gangnam Laser Clinic, I can’t wait for my next visit upon recovery to attain even better skin.

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This Express Laser Treatment is highly recommended for people who like things fuss-free with no downtime. You can get it done during your lunch break & head back to the office looking radiant afterwards!

Gangnam Laser Clinic is located at 1 Maritime Square, #03-55, Harbourfront Centre. Call 6275 3381 for any enquiries!


HAIR VISUALS X HOUSE

Hi loves, please bear with me for a bit as I clear all my previous blog drafts (not too many I promise) before I do up the long-awaited JW Beauty Plastic Surgery Korea + Post-Surgery entries. I know you’re all excited for that because I’m equally thrilled to be sharing with you my day-to-day recovery process + my new face!

Wash & Blow ritual at Hair Visuals. So incredibly smooth I’d let the pictures do all the talking instead!

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Thank you Kevin for always giving me lush-looking hair for the weekend that leaves everyone green with envy. Next time let’s turn up the edgy & bring on the braids!

Do check out Hair Visuals facebook page HERE.

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Salon Le Point is located at 1 Cuscaden Road, #01-07/08. Call 6835 0880 to make an appointment with Kevin & quote ‘Agri’ to get a discount on all hair services!

Dinner at HOUSE afterwards.

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Ended the night at Fenix.

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Time to get some rest not for a speedy recovery, have a good week everyone!


ASTIQUE CLINIC X OPERETTA

The journey to seeking perfection used to be such a long & winding one, but things have changed drastically. I wasn’t born with a nice V-shape chin, but I’ve spent half a lifetime editing my face over photoshop to know I look better with it. Never been more thankful for having ASTIQUE CLINIC as part of my recent years in helping me look the way I do today.

A few weeks back I went to visit my favourite Dr. Matthew Yap, who is also very dashing by the way, to get some touch-ups done. Yes it’s been a long time, but my left jaw is in need of some jabs! In case you’re wondering, I do not have a symmetrical face like most people. So technically, my left profile is not identical to my right profile. So I’ve been told my left’s on the masculine side & my right’s the feminine side.

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Alright less talk & let’s get started! Getting my chin & jaw numbed. Pain is the last thing on my mind, because my doctor is really good at what he does & I trust him with all my life!

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Numbing cream was removed 15 minutes later & I sat patiently while waiting for Dr. Matthew Yap.

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The areas to be injected were then marked out to ensure precision. Botox was only performed to my left jaw because I was looking forward to having a more feminine left profile.

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Done with Botox under 30 minutes, how quick was that! However, with Botox you don’t see immediate results, but your face shape would gradually look slimmer in a couple of weeks.

Moving on, it’s time to touch up on the chin fillers!

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And I was done with both procedures in less than 45 minutes with no bruising whatsoever. Perfect for the busy ladies on the go who needs a quick fix during lunch breaks!

Just leave everyone else wondering why you look better than yesterday. Because you know best that Botox & Fillers are every woman’s best kept secrets!

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Two weeks later, here’s how the Botox settles & I’m loving how it looks! Everyday feels picture-perfect now, thank you so much Dr. Matthew YapASTIQUE CLINIC!

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ASTIQUE CLINIC is located at 350 Orchard Road, Shaw House, #08-00. Please call 6732 3801 to make an appointment!

Dinner at Enotecca L’Operetta afterwards!

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! May your day be filled with love & joy!


SHOPIFY X SELL ONLINE

Sell Online. Create Your Online Store Today.

How many of you are looking to start up your personal online store, but cast that idea aside because you’re simply not HTML-savvy & you feel that it just takes up too much work? Yes I have plenty of products available for sale & I need to reach out to a huge pool of customers. But where do I start?

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Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Yes hiring someone to get your online store done may be the best solution, but it’s not going to come cheap. Guess what guys? I recently got introduced to this e-commerce platform- Shopify & if you’re looking to create your online store, you’d be thrilled I’m actually sharing this with you!

Firstly, set up an account with Shopify at www.shopify.com.sg simply by filling in your details!

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Once that’s done, you’d be directed to the dashboard. You’re one step closer to launching your online store because right here you get to customize & manage your store.

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It’s now time to shop for a theme by clicking on Themes, the range is extensive, ranging from free to paid ones.

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After all the browsing, I’ve decided to go along with this sleek-looking theme for a start – React. Isn’t it amazing that they also give you a preview on how your site will look on your mobile?

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In addition to that, you can customize your online store further! Yes all this can be done without a web designer, you can go as creative as you like.

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Next up, start adding products to your store by clicking ‘Products’ on your dashboard & you can fill in specific descriptions (size/price/material). Here’s how mine looks!

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Click on Settings & head on to ‘Checkout’ to choose your preferred mode of payment. You can link up your Paypal & even enable Bank/ATM Transfer. How convenient is that!

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The best part about Shopify is the ‘Email Templates’ section. Click on Settings followed by Notifications to get here. Honestly, how time consuming & confusing is it to manually email your customers one by one to update them on the status of their orders? When you’re dealing with bulk orders, you can really say Shopify is god-sent! I can now bid that problem goodbye, because Shopify has installed this feature where it automatically sends order confirmations to customers who have made payment.

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Let me show you a preview of my online store!

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Setting up an online store is not as mind-boggling as I thought it’d be & it can definitely be done within your budget, thank you so much Shopify for making my neat-looking online store a dream come true!

Wait up for the good news everyone! I promised a lot more giveaways for you guys in 2014 & here I am with another one. Shopify will be giving away 5 sets of 3-month Starter-Kit Trial exclusively to my readers. Experience for yourself how fast & easy it really is to get your online store ready for launch with Shopify!

Here’s how you can participate:

Email your Name, Contact Number & Shop Name to contest@gushcloud.com .

– Include a short description on why you want to set up an online store & what you plan on selling.

*Contest is open to Singapore Residents only & winners will be notified via phone or email.*

Head on down to www.shopify.com.sg to find out more!


PRESTIGE OPENING X EN

Fun afternoon over at The Prestige Eyebrow & Lash Specialist Opening. Was delighted to have caught up with so many familiar faces over champagne & sinful cakes, although truth is I was hogging the cake platter from start till end.

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Congratulations Sara on your opening, may your business prosper! My dear friends & I are already avid supporters of The Prestige Eyebrow & Lash Specialist’s impeccable services! If you haven’t already known, I’ve previously gotten a lip embroidery done with them & I can’t explain the joy of waking each day to pinkish-looking lips. No lipstick required.

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Check out their page HERE.

Please bear with me, there’s gonna be a gazillion pictures. Because when it comes to camwhoring, nobody does it better than us girls!

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Looking to get your eyebrow embroidery done in this new year? Then you ought to know that The Prestige Eyebrow & Lash Specialist is the 1st in Asia to specialize in MEN Eyebrows & Feng Shui Eyebrows. Time to change your luck for the better if you’re a firm believer of Feng Shui like yours truly!

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The Prestige Eyebrow & Lash Specialist is located at 9 Scotts Road, Pacific Plaza, #03-08. Call 6733 3369/6733 3379 to make an appointment.

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Remember to quote ‘Agri’ for 15% off services!

Dinner at En Japanese Dining Bar afterwards.

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The sashimi was so fresh I was grinning from ear to ear, my favourite’s got to be the Aka Yagara (Red Trumpet Fish), it’s a MUST TRY!

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This is serious Japanese food overload. Usually it’s unforgivable to be eating this way especially on a weekday, but only because my friend’s back in town & is really in the mood to eat like there’s no tomorrow.

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Ending it off with extremely yummy garlic rice! Oh boy now I’ve got to think of ways to lose the bulging tummy!


HAIR VISUALS X LOLLA’S

New hair for Chinese New Year, yes despite it being such a festive time, I should be doing a full-head red ain’t it? But I’ve had my fair share of red hair drama I am now traumatized. There’s no way I want to look washed out without the aid of makeup. Back at Hair Visuals again to revamp my look!

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Decided to leave it to Kevin what hair colour’s better for me since he’s the expert! I did mention I’d love to go a lil’ lighter though. All I had to do was sit back, relax & literally eat like a pig.

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Trimmed off all the split ends too for healthier hair growth! Considering all the trauma my hair has gone through over the years, I’d say it’s pretty hardy only because I haven’t been slacking when it comes to hair treatments. Good job!

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Doesn’t this ash-toned colour give off such a sweet vibe, boy do I love it so much! Thank you Kevin for giving me the beautiful hair I desire. I can go on & on, but pictures don’t deceive.

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Of course, there’s an element of surprise beneath it all. Check out the beautiful highlights! The colour is simply divine only because Kevin customized it specially for me.

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Kevin’s very dedicated in giving my hair the attention it needed, hence I’ve never been happier to leave it under his care. If you’re looking for a stylist who goes the extra mile to put a smile upon your face, Kevin’s the one. Don’t forget to LIKE Hair Visuals facebook page HERE.

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Salon Le Point is located at 1 Cuscaden Road, #01-07/08, Regent Hotel. Call 6835 0880 to make an appointment & remember to request for Kevin as your preferred stylist!

Dinner afterwards at Lolla.

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Literally one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Served in the most unlikely combination, every dish was a delightful surprise. I still can’t get over how good the Sea Urchin Pudding was!

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Another must-try is the Tuna Belly ‘Chutoro’ Tartare, so good I ordered it twice!

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Portions here are pretty small though, if you’re looking to keep your tummies full, unfortunately you’d be disappointed. But really, it was such a gastronomical experience you have to try it once!


BEAUTI INSTINCT X CLEAN & CLEAR

Time for another skin SOS situation now that Chinese New Year & Valentine’s Day are just around the corner. Please keep those congestion far away & never let them come back. The real culprit of this problem, I seriously blame you pineapple tarts & all the yummy goodies! Bleah.

Oh man the sight of my left cheek makes me shudder. Save me now Beauti Instinct!

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I was recommended the Clean & Clear Treatment – an exclusive formula treatment targeted to control sebum-regulation. Begone clogged pores, it’s time to regain a healthy & fresh appearance.

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What I really like about this treatment is that it removes shine from the skin & reduces excess active sebum, definitely well-suited for my current problem area. Immediately after, I noticed my face definitely felt a lot cleaner & less oily. Hurray!

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Here’s how I look four days later with just tinted sunblock & a dash of eyeliner! Thank you Beauti Instinct once again for always treating my skin problems, I don’t know what I’d do without you!

This treatment showed some very distinctive results on my face & therefore I’d love to share it with all you girls who are facing the same problems as I am.

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Beauti Instinct is extending this promotion specially for my blog readers:

3X Clean & Clear Treatment @ $389.00 (U.P $987.00)

5X Clean & Clear Treatment @ $499.00 (U.P $1645.00)

Quote ‘AV’ to enjoy the above promotion or get a 30% discount on a 1X Trial Treatment.

Call 6733 9149 to make an appointment. This promotion is good till 24th of February. Don’t wait till the eleventh hour to tackle your problem areas! It’s time to toss bad skin out & get your glow on.

Beauti Instinct is located at 545 Orchard Road, #03-14/#03-39, Far East Shopping Centre.

Dinner at The White Rabbit afterwards.

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Happy Chinese New Year to all of you! Wishing you guys health, luck & happiness in the year of the horse!


HIMALAYA HERBALS X GIVEAWAY

When it comes to packing for overseas, I’m quite the last minute packer & end up having plenty of full-sized toiletries. Yes I take so much pride in my skincare (especially moisturizer) but the weight adds up & it gets irksome. I dread having to lug such a heavy toiletries bag around, not only does it make my body ache, I become such a cranky travel companion you can’t even stand another minute with me.

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I’m headed to Korea in a couple of weeks & the weather’s going to be pretty cold I heard. I can’t remember the last time I went to a cold country & actually have nice moisturized skin. I wasn’t looking forward to having cracked skin in such a beautiful country & someone somewhere seems to know that. Welcome aboard Himalaya Herbals Nourishing Skin Cream, I’m going to put a piece of you in my handbag to keep my skin nourished on the go – from top to toe.

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Yes I know earlier I said do away with heavy full-sized toiletries. But guess what, it’s not going to be an issue since my Himalaya Herbals Nourishing Skin Cream is a nice 50ml tub size. So lightweight I’d barely know it’s there!

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I’ve tried out this moisturizer & I must say its lightweight texture really appealed to me. You know how some pricey moisturizers have awesome conditioning power but is greasy to the max? Well, with the Himalaya Herbals Nourishing Skin Cream, it’s goodness in a tub which does an equally good job minus the grease & the hefty price tag.

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Due to its light texture, this product is suitable for use in Singapore. Despite the weather here not being the same as other cold countries, it can be absorbed quickly into the skin & not leave a sticky after feel.

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Don’t worry, this is suitable for all skin types because it’s au-naturale & specially designed for today’s skincare needs using 100% herbal actives of Aloe Vera & Winter Cherry. I am personally a huge fan of Winter Cherry for its anti-inflammatory properties. Yes I have pretty sensitive skin & two weeks into using this, my skin’s looking more hydrated than ever.

Himalaya products retails at $5.90 for a 50ml tub & is now available at Watsons/Guardian/Unity/Giant/Mustafa &other leading beauty stores!

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And now, together with Himalaya, we have decided to do a giveaway for all my lovely readers! 10 units of Himalaya Nourishing Cream (50ml) are up for grabs! All you have to do is answer this question ‘What is the main herbal ingredient in this multi-uses Nourishing Skin Cream?’ Email me your answers at agrichicavenue@gmail.com together with your name & contact number!

Don’t forget to check out http://www.himalayaherbals.com & have a good weekend!


XANNA REIS X ACCESSORIES HAVEN

It’s a universal truth that all women are obsessed with fashion & playing dress-up. Any guesses on how many pieces of apparels I own in my wardrobe? An astronomical figure, I guiltily confess!

What I notice throughout the years of my ever-changing fashion sense & style, there is a constant thing amidst my chameleon tendencies. My soft spot for beautiful jewelry.

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Everyone knows I love accessorizing. When it comes to sparkly fine jewelry, I know I absolutely cannot resist.

There is a reason for the eternal fascination women have with diamonds. The moment a woman puts on her jewelry, it makes her feel special & she exudes a kind of elegance. This is why I believe, every woman should own a piece of jewelry that brings out her charm.

When it comes to jewelry, what is my preference?

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What you see on me is a Xanna Reis Prima Swarovski Jewelry Set in Scarlet Red, isn’t it glamorous?

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This exquisite red jewelry set made with platinum plating & Swarovski Crystals is from Xanna Reis, an online jewelry & accessories store boasting of the finest selections in town.

Not only is it perfect for the Chinese New Year occasion, red is a colour that I love to wear again & again because it flatters my fair complexion so well!

I am all ready to impress this Chinese New Year, are you?

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Another very exquisite piece of accessory that is upcoming on Xanna Reis is this exotic Gothic Mystic Black Jewel Necklace, which I’m so smitten with. Very honored to be the one giving you a sneak preview!

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This is THE necklace to glam up any classic or simple dresses you might find too boring to wear on its own, it’s gonna bring you so many compliments!

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Ladies, you might wish to LIKE their facebook page HERE to be the first to know as they will have many more pretty designs coming up!

Fine quality jewelry at affordable prices is hard to come by these days, so my readers can now be thankful for Xanna Reis!

Happy jewelry hunting at www.xannareis.com !

Very, very limited stocks for the designs I’m wearing 🙂


FINALSIP X AH SAM COLD DRINK STALL

Had a first-hand experience behind the bar albeit for 15 minutes to whip up a fabulous cocktail over at Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall under the wings of a mixologist prodigy. Thank you Estelle Kiora for the invite! I produce some deadly cocktails with a larger amount of alcohol than usual, so drink at your own risk!

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Truth is, the reason why I got to be the ‘lucky’ one was because I was fashionably late.

So much love for GVG Kleid , this yellow number was DA BOMB!

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Anyhow, all that aside, I had so much fun learning from Sam & did I mention he’s quite the eye candy? There you have it, another reason to visit this quaint space.

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Next time, if you’re looking for a place to chill before a massive night out, be sure to check out Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall. It’s such a cozy place you’d feel at home right away while sipping on your customized cocktails based on your personal preferences. In my case, Frangelico’s the way to go. Make me anything Frangelico & you’ve won half the battle to my heart.

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Check out their facebook page HERE. Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall is located at 60A Boat Quay.

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Back to serious business. Aside from being there to attend this amazing cocktail workshop, I’m also here for a FinalSip Preview. Finalsip.com is, to put it simply, social networking with a lot of perks. When I say perks, I really mean legit prizes like Macbook Pro, $1000 Ion Orchard Voucher, Ipad Mini. Do I have your attention now? Let’s play the game & win attractive prizes for ourselves!

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Check out their facebook page HERE.

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And of course this doesn’t just end here, there’s more giveaways! Post about your successful FinalSip meet-up on facebook & 5 meetups get a sponsored dinner at a mystery restaurant each month!

This step-by-step video tutorial will give you a better idea on how it works!

We tried out FinalSip for the first time & it was really easy to use. Look at how we all become phone junkies, we’re really trying to battle it out with each other. Spend like a boss in a virtual world & pick people up at the bar. Don’t be mistaken, this isn’t a dating app. It’s a good opportunity to get to know more people & the more you meet, the more bonus points you attain & you’re really one step closer to the attractive rewards.

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This is how my profile looks.

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To view all the people in Singapore taking part in this game, simply click on ‘The Bar’. Whether you’re looking for a wingman, a hot date or a new friend to hang out with, you’re bound to find someone! No more being afraid of rejections because at Finalsip.com ,it doesn’t happen.

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Socializing has never been more fun! Head on to Finalsip.com to start your game!