Weekend Vibes Lookbook + Giveaway

Rainy days are getting into me, a lot of my plans, meet-ups and shoots were cancelled as a result. Thanks to the weather, it has given me a good excuse to explore my neighbourhood. Today, I wore a beautiful piece from Hong Kong brand, Myaleshia, to chase away the rainy season blues.  Continue reading Weekend Vibes Lookbook + Giveaway

Stepping Beyond my Hair Comfort Zone, But Why? – Aoyama Hair Studio Review

“Konnichiwa, o-genki desu ka?”

That is “Hello, how are you?” in japanese language! It’s been 1 month since my visit to Aoyama Hair Studio and if you haven’t seen my new hairstyle, here’s showing you my new kawaii look. Can’t help admiring this new change and looking twice in the mirror every time I walk past a reflective surface (mainly to check if there’s a hole in my fringe heh).

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Bangkok’s Centara Watergate Pavilion x Jacelyn’s Review

Been answering several questions on my stay in Bangkok’s Centara Watergate Pavilion, so I took some time to pen a review. It’s a pretty hotel, but I am no longer going to pick it as an option in future, read more about my stay here.

Continue reading Bangkok’s Centara Watergate Pavilion x Jacelyn’s Review

Review of DBSSparks X Jam

Are you a SPARKS fan? If you haven’t heard or haven’t watched SPARKS, you are missing out on this funny mini-series by DBS which showcases a story based on a group of young bankers and their lives.

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SG Coffee Fest with Jacelyn

For all coffee lovers, rejoice as Singapore Coffee Festival is back for its second year, this time at Marina Bay Cruise Centre. The event is presented by DBS and organized by The Straits Times; you’ll get to sample and enjoy your drinks (there is a variety of coffee, tea, juices) with a waterfront view. Continue reading SG Coffee Fest with Jacelyn

5 Must-Read Tips for Newly-Engaged Couples

As a guest speaker for many wedding events, here’s sharing 5 biggest money-saving tips for wedding couples before planning your wedding or attending wedding fairs. Continue reading 5 Must-Read Tips for Newly-Engaged Couples

3 Cafes in Singapore Worth Your Tummy Space

A very short blog post revealing my go-to places for good desserts (plus these are all stunning cafes worthy of your instagram feed) that you won’t regret going.

ONE.   Paddy Hills – for the BEST Pancake in Singapore

Jacelyn X Favorite Dessert in Singapore

I don’t know if I would regret publicizing this place because this is my ULTRA FAVORITE café. Everything I tried (mains, desserts and even drinks) at Paddy Hills are all SO GOOD and photogenic-looking so far. The Berry Ricotta pancake is crispy on the outside and buttery soft in the inside; it melts in your mouth and has a generous serving of berries! Freshly made upon ordering, there are only limited pieces per day. Curious Palette has a similar version but Paddy Hill’s version wins hand down. To date, I think this is really my NUMBER ONE favourite dessert in Singapore (not joking).

Visit them at 38 South Buona Vista Road Singapore 118164

TWO.   The Plain Jane & Rich & Good Cake Shop – for Swiss Roll

Jacelyn X The Plain Jane

Located within Serangoon heartlands lie a small cosy café which specializes in a handful of different flavours of Swiss Rolls (Earl Grey, Matcha, Strawberry Yogurt, Thai Milk Tea, etc). And on an usual basis, you will get to meet Jane, the lady boss, whom is a passionate entrepreneur who shares about her bakes with a lot of enthusiasm. On my second visit, she nicely offered 2 new flavours for our table to try (all thanks to K whom is a regular at The Plain Jane!). All the flavours were good, but I only have eyes on the original flavour of their Swiss Roll. Each swiss roll is pillow soft and the inner filling is smooth and creamy (not jiat-lat at all)! A pity that The Plain Jane doesn’t have Durian flavoured Swiss Roll; so if you are a fan of Durian (like me!), you can also try Rich & Good Cake Shop for your durian fix.  

Visit The Plain Jane at Block 211 Serangoon Ave 4 #01-10 Singapore 550211 and Rich & Good Cake Shop at 24 Kandahar Street Singapore 198887.

THREE.   Sinpopo Brand

Jacelyn X Sinpopo

Many cafes dot along Joo Chiat Road, as I was there walking towards Awfully Chocolate wanting to get my favourite HEI ice cream, my friends and I stumbled upon Sinpopo Brand Café and was drawn in. There were many seats available on a weekend night, and we decided to give it a try. We ordered the Frisee Salad with Crispy Muah Chee, Orange Kaya Pisang Crème Brulee (too sweet to my liking L), Pandan Tart, Katong Jelly drink and Sng Muay Pop. Everything we tried was ordinary but the PANDAN TART was da bomb! (Not sure if my review is bias because I love everything pandan flavoured) The pandan tart has a light pandan frangrant and it has a velvety smooth and soft texture which balances out nicely with the tart pastry.

Slightly over-priced, but I am planning a second trip to try their Pandan soufflé and Durian Pengat which were both sold out that night. If any of you have tried, please write me your reviews too heh.

Visit them at 458 Joo Chiat Road Singapore 427671

I am looking forward to more sweet adventures this year, talk to me and write to me at phangjacelyn@gmail.com about your favourite dessert haunts as well!

With love, Jacelyn

Macau Recommendations X Jacelyn Phang

All thanks to Singapore Women Association, I had the privilege to be invited to participate in Women Sports Festival 2017! Organized by Macau Sports Council and the Women General Association of Macau, I had the opportunity to gather with many wonderful women all around South East Asia region for a healthy cause.

Jacelyn P X Macau Sport Festival

The Singapore team had great fun performing at Senado Square and attending the Macau Sports Festival Health Seminar which focused on an interesting discussion on the topic of Aerobic Exercises. 

Jacelyn X Singapore Women Association

And of course I took time to visit several good places which I would love to recommend! Here’s 5 recommended things to do in Macau.

NUMBER ONE. Portuguese Egg Tart

Jacelyn X Macau Egg Tart - Lord Stow

I am the biggest egg tart fan so Portuguese egg tarts are a must have for me! A sinful treat, you’ll not be disappointed with Lord Stow Bakery’s version of the edible icon for Macau. The most convenient for you to get your egg tart fix is at The Venetian Hotel, where you get to make your rounds for your shopping too. Their Ice Milk Tea is also one of the best that I had in Macau; you will regret not trying it! Lord Stow has a couple of outlets in the city, click here for the list of their outlets. P.S. I thought the egg tart at Koi Kei Bakery was very ordinary though.

NUMBER TWO. Casino Hop

Jacelyn X Wynn Palace

I visit Macau regularly but I haven’t gotten bored of it because the new hotels spring out so fast! This year I visited The Parisian and Wynn Palace both of which are really beautiful especially the latter.

wing-lei-palace

Photo Credit: TripAdvisor

For an exceptional dinner experience, I had dinner at Wing Lei Palace at Wynn Palace. Serving Cantonese fine-dining, I enjoyed their roast meat selection the best! Every details count at this restaurant, I loved that their flower pieces on each table are all fresh blooms and every item in the restaurant are coordinated to match their theme colors. You also get to see the Performance Lake water show every 20 minutes, dining there is definitely a feast for all your senses. Not forgetting that service was exceptional as well (FYI, I am not paid to say this haha). Super romantic if you want to impress your date! 😉

The Venetian and The Galaxy have elaborate decorations, if you haven’t been to Macau; they are worth a visit too!

NUMBER THREE. Drinks & Party

I visited SKY 21 for a rooftop bar experience and Club Cubic @ Hard Rock Hotel this trip.   

Jacelyn X Sky 21 and Club Cubic Nightlife Macau

SKY 21 bar is a cosy place which suits couples and love birds. With a lot of sofa seats, it is not too noisy and really comfortable to chill at. There weren’t anything spectacular as you can’t see most of the view unless you step out to the alfresco area where most patrons use it as the smoking area. Service was slightly below expectations but the cocktails like Victoria Secret and Angel were quite pleasant.

To party your night away, I recommend Club Cubic; Macau’s biggest club in both hype and space. The party starts after 12am; enjoy Ladies Night on Friday nights and DJ acts on most Saturdays. Entry fee was 250 Macau dollars inclusive of a drink. My greatest catch that night was seeing TVB actor Lawrence Ng!!

NUMBER FOUR. Seafood!

Jacelyn Macau Seafood Recommendation

Don’t miss feasting on seafood treats when in Macau. My must-haves are steamboat, huge oysters, Angus Beef and Canadian Geoduck!

NUMBER FIVE – The House of Dancing Water

Macau X The House of Dancing Water

Photo Credit: Pinterest

The House of Dancing Water is the world’s largest water-based show that is so breathtaking and spectacular! The story depicts a love story of a survivor of a shipwreck falling in love with a beautiful princess; but like any fairy tale story, the happily ever after ending never comes easily. The duo was cruelly separated and their love were tested by the Princess’s evil stepmother, the Dark Queen. Filled with heart-stopping stunts, I think this is really one of the best performances I’ve watched in recent years!

Last tip to share, purchase SIM card with data plan from the vending machine in the airport instead of from touting individuals in those car rental booths. For some petty cost savings, the SIM card that I got from the airport counters doesn’t work  well. It taps on 3G network, can be used to send messages but connection to Instagram and Facebook is pathetically limited 🙁 My other girl friends whom had bought the cards from the vending machine has high speed 4G instead!

If you are in Macau to try your luck, here’s wishing you the best too!

Xoxo, Jacelyn 

Korean Ouni Skincare Course Review X Jacelyn Phang

(SP) Tucked in the eastern part of Singapore, I visited one of Ouni Beauty’s many Training Centres. Entering the location, there is a very simple, cosy yet spacious enough classroom for the course.

Ouni Beauty X Classroom

Being in the beauty industry, I am always eager to learn new technology, gain new knowledge and meet like-minded individuals, so I was very excited to be attend one of the class! I dropped by on a regular weekday to attend the last day of the class where Teacher Youmi taught the Korean Skincare course. Graduated from Ewha Womans University, Teacher Yumi is the co-founder of Ouni Korea whom has also chalked up many years of experience as a Beauty Trainer and consultant internationally. She has a gentle demeanour and seemed very easy to talk to; I was told that Teacher Youmi could converse fluently in Korean, Mandarin and English.

Ouni Beauty Skincare Workshop

The knowledge taught is great if you are starting out in the beauty industry and has zero experience in the industry. Teacher Youmi was always patient with the hundred questions thrown by students and is very hands-on with the actual demonstration of the various Korean Skincare Treatments. For those who wish to learn about the Korean beauty industry trends, the course will cover the below treatments:

(1)    Korean Water Shine BB Covered Treatment

Water Shine BB Covered Treatment

If your dream is to obtain the flawless and dewy skin that Koreans have, you no longer have to travel to Korea to find out all about the Korean skincare secrets that helps you be naturally beautiful. With Ouni expanding to South East Asia, you can get to attend classes in Singapore, Taiwan, China and Korea.

(2)    Korean 24K Gold Mask Treatment

Korean 24k gold mask treatment

This treatment is for lifting and firming purpose to help reduce the appearance of lines whilst brightening the skin.

(3)    Korean MTS Facial Lift

Miss Youmi hands on demonstration

An 8 hours class, the class starts from morning 9am till 6pm.  The class that I attended had about 10-12 students, most of them young, in their twenties. For a leisurely class to enrich your beauty knowledge or learn something new; don’t miss exploring opportunities with Ouni Beauty. I heard that their company has since expanded to have more than 50 outlets and 9 academies in the Asia region, and there are more than three thousand of students whom had attended their courses.

Ouni Class

Graduates will also receive a certificate from the HQ in Korea upon completion of the course. Besides the Skincare course, Ouni also specialize in Korean Semi-Permanent Embroidery and Korean Eyelash Extension courses if you are interested. Visit their Facebook page here for more information and sign up could be done through here.

ouni beauty korea

If you are looking to turn your passion into career, I do encourage you to start by picking up a new skill and Ouni’s representative is always here to assist you should you have any enquiries. Be in touch with their specialists for them to help you today! Get in touch via email (evelyn@ouni.kr), call 62094877 or whatsapp at +65 9710 6096 to be in contact with any of Ouni’s specialist.

P.S. Thanks for reading till the end, and do quote “OuniJP” for a $100 discount off the course fees! Here’s wishing all of us be prettier than ever in 2017!

With much love, Jacelyn