Category Archives: Explore

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her

It is less than 1 week to Valentine’s Day and if you are still not prepared, you are in deep trouble haha.  Read the post here for my quick guide on finding the perfect gift for HER.

Jacelyn X Vday Gift Guide 2017

This Valentine, whether you are spending it with someone special, I urge you to show more love to yourself. Your self worth or confidence does not come from anyone but from yourself. Have a splendid day filled with love and remember to make time to do things you enjoy too.

With love, Jacelyn

5 Gifting Ideas For Your Female Friends

11 more days to Christmas and if you’re still fretting what to give your female friends, you can read the link below for some ideas.

http://www.myfatpocket.com/lifestyle/blogger-exclusives/blogger-jacelyn-5-things-to-buy-for-your-female-friends-this-christmas.html

Updates:

  1. To get your customized label Nutella bottles, I just realized Nutella’s booth move every week! You can check out the locations here: nutellamessenger.com/locations
  2. Also, if you are thinking of getting face masks from LMChing, the correct link is  www.lmching.com (so sorry that the link was broken in the previous post).

Wishing everyone a jolly and happy festive season!

With love, Jace

Eyelash Extension at Lushlashh

(SP) It’s been awhile since I last updated this space as I had been tasked for several overseas assignments by my company to conduct the Mid Brain class in different cities. This time I am back in Singapore for two weeks and I hope I can complete as many work as I would like.

Before I go for any overseas assignments, I would like to get my eyelash extension done as it saves a lot of my make up time. This is extremely important because I can sleep in a little longer and save A LOT of my time on eye make-up. All I have to do is dust some loose powder on the face and brush a little blusher on the cheeks; and I will be ready for my day!

I was invited to Lushlashh which is centrally located at 13A Bali Lane.

Jacelyn Phang X Lushlashh

Stepping in, the outlet is spacious and roomy; there is also a waiting area with sofa, so whoever who is accompanying you for the session can wait comfortably too. I am super afraid of the cold, so I love that I can tuck under their comfy blanket when I am on the treatment bed while getting my lashes fixed.

Here’s a quick guide and some tips for you to note if you haven’t done eyelash extension before:

  1. Have an idea of what you want

Jacelyn X Lushlashh Eyelash Extension Menu

If not, fret not too; before the treatment, you can speak to the therapist to understand the lashes they have and pick one from their selection. I like my lashes dramatic otherwise I see no point in doing it. In my opinion, if you want something that others can barely notice, you might as well just use a mascara to achieve the same effect for yourself. But not everyone thinks the same, so Lushlashh has a variety of choices for you to pick. As for myself, I decided to go for C-curl 12mm for a natural yet WOW effect.

2.       Never open your eyes during the treatment

A fuller set of lashes instantly!
A fuller set of lashes instantly!

Lushlashh specializes in strand by strand eye lash extension using products directly imported from Korea. Applying a full set of lashes takes about an hour so you get to have a shut eye while having it done. I think I fell asleep halfway haha. Do avoid opening your eyes during the application so that no glue will get into your eye!

3. Always check the eyelash extension results

Jacelyn Phang Fashionista Eyelash Extension 2016

When it is done, always check the mirror to see if you are happy with the results. There were some strands that were wrongly glued to my lower lash line, I told the therapist and within the next 5 mins, I have the perfect lashes I have been looking for! At Lushlashh, you can be sure you get to be happy with how the lashes look before you leave the place.

4.       Avoid oil-based make up remover for a lasting results

For a lasting result, avoid using oil based products or makeup remover around the eye area. They could weaken the adhesive glue and cause lashes to fall off.

Jacelyn Phang X After Eyelash Extension Lushlashh

My overall experience with Lushlashh was good. They were thoughtful to use an eye mask for the eye instead of using painful sticky eye tape for bottom lashes. I like that the eye mask could help to rejuvenate and brighten my dark eye circles while I had my extension done. Most importantly, I like the outcome of the extensions! The lashes were feathery and light, I didn’t feel that there was anything that was weighing down or making my eyes uncomfortable.

Thank you Lushlashh for keeping my lashes fluttery and ready for any work trips!

To book an appointment, contact +65 85685268.

Their operating hours are: Mon – Fri: 1030-1930 (last appointment), Sat 1100-1730 (last appointment).

For more information, you can check out their FB page too – https://www.facebook.com/Lushlashh/.

Thanks for reading X

With love, Jacelyn

The Local People Sg Art Market

Jacelyn Phang X Art Flea 2016

Visited The Local People Art Flea  to support local designers and entrepreneurs last Friday and was pleasantly surprised by the huge turnout for the event! Tanjong Pagar Railway track was massively packed from the entrance and I could barely moved from stalls to stalls inside.

The Local People Sg Art Flea

As someone who has always been interested in entrepreneurial activities, I  am really happy to see Singaporeans supporting local businesses. I considered myself extremely blessed to have been able to be on the prestigious NUS Overseas College (NOC) program where I had the opportunity to study in Fudan University and interned in a start up company of my choice in Shanghai for a year. The overseas and internship experience in a start-up was enriching and life-changing. It changed my perspective of life, and I am so glad I get to live my entrepreneurial dreams now that I am managing Le Queenz too! #supportlocal

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Anyway, the flea had many handmade items and if you would like unique accessories, quirky items and indie products, you will definitely love the flea! More importantly, you will also get to support local entrepreneurs with dreams together with the courage to pursue their dreams 🙂 To find out more about the local people’s upcoming flea, follow them on @thelocalpeoplesg on IG or follow their Facebook account here. (P.S. I do not get paid for saying these and this is not a sponsored advertisement)

Jacelyn Phang X Tanjong Pagar Railway

Outfit of the day is my first denim overalls from  PurPur that is so casual and chic. For the month of March, they are also having a 10% storewide discount + additional 10% off if you purchase a minimum of 2 pieces; so shop away!

With love, Jace

 

ilight marina bay 2016

ilight festival 2016 X Jacely Phang Jing Qi

ilight marina bay is Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival; happening from 4 -27 March (admission is completely free), you can expect to see kaleidoscopic display of light installations and be serenaded by live music performances along marina bay.

ilight festival 2016

This is the forth edition of the light art festival, but my very first visit. I started my walk from Marina Bay Sands, and am pleasantly surprised by the number of people I see at the pop up stalls of Pasar Bella and how happening the area is! You can expect to see flea market vendors at the Marina Waterfront Bazaar, musical acts at the festival stage and Uncle Ringo’s carnival games! There’s basically something to see and play for people of all ages to enjoy.

Jacelyn Phang Angel i light

For a person who loves taking photo, there are a couple of places for you to grab images. and this is my favorite photo of the night!

Jacelyn Phang Haagen Dazs Ice Cream i light

I had a lot of fun looking at the different installations while keeping my tummy happy by getting food options from pop-up store of Haagen Dazs and food truck like Old Chang Kee. P.S. this is usually how I look because I love stuffing my face silly with food!

Jacelyn phang X i light festival

Lastly, I really like that the participating artists make use of recyclable materials and adopted energy-efficient lighting technology for some of their installations. As Leonardo DiCarprio said, “Let’s not take this planet for granted”, so let us collectively actively promote and remind each other to practice an environmentally responsible behavior for a sustainable future.

Do visit the festival if you are around the area!

With love, Jace

Flirty Friday with Pur Pur

Jacelyn X Pur Pur Blue Tube White Skorts Jacelyn X Pur Pur Feb 2016 Jacelyn X Pur Pur

Dressed in a full outfit from Pur Pur, featuring a blue floral frills tube top and a D-ring white skorts. I like that the outfit is feminine and chic at the same time, it is perfect for everyday wear and even to casual dinner dates. The versatile top can be worn two ways, either as a tube top or an off-shoulder top depending on how you like it. Either way, it’s perfect for our tropical climate and you can show off your collarbone at the same time (think fun and sexy!). The skorts is both girly and convenient for you when running errands; there’s going to be zero worry about up-skirt situations.

Follow me on Instagram (@jacelynphang) to see more outfit inspirations. Meanwhile, have fun shopping; there’s no reason not to happy when you could be shopping 🙂

Shop at any of Purpur store here or follow Purpur Instagram (@purpursg) / Facebook here to be updated of new fashion inspiration.

P.S. Photo Credit: Thomas Edison

With love, Jace

Review: Cinderella, A Fairly True Story

Jacelyn Phang Cinderella Review

If you didn’t catch Cinderella: A Fairly True Story, you really haven’t missed out.

Told from the point of a view of a reporter (the narrator of the story), Cinderella: A Fairly True Story features a great cast of talents singing, acting and dancing beautifully by the huge RWS Theatre stage. This production from Belgium directed by Karina Mertens features the classical Cinderella fairytale, with the focus on Cinderella’s relationship to her Mother (Deborah de Ridder).

I enjoyed myself immensely whenever the nanny of the prince (Wanda Joosten) and the Stepmother (Sara de Smedt) sang. Their energy was contagious and it was the most enjoyable highlights of the show for me.

You also get surprises in between the show like when Cinderella’s dress turned from rags to a beautiful blue gown and also when the pumpkin turned into a shiny golden carriage!

cinderella-prince-stage

I was expecting an enchanting and magical performance, but to be frank, I was fairly disappointed at many points of the production. Firstly, the prince (Caleb Vines) was less charming and tall as I would like him to be. I would think he’s more cute than suave. Which is a total letdown for a diehard disney fan when I saw him. He’s also a nanny-boy by the way.

I wished that Cinderella (Charlotte Campion) had sang more than she did in the production too. She has a crystal clear voice that lit up the whole theatre whenever she sang. But there were little of her dialogues and singing.

Featuring a mix of original music and popular radio hits (like “I Gotta Feeling”, “Everything I Do, I Do It For You”), I didn’t like the fusion of songs played.

Overall, they were a few light hearted moments, good comic actic and great singing, but I think the show is more catered for kids than for adults (i.e. more gimmicks that real solid content). Not complaining because it is decently worth its price; I got the cheapest ticket for only $58.50 (after a 25% discount) per pax and the Resort World Theatre is pretty comfortable (you can get relatively near the stage even with the cheapest ticket price category!).

P.S. The show is not worth recommending so my review came in so late.

Have a good week ahead friends!

With love, Jace

Studio M Staycation Review

If you are still looking for staycation options for year-end parties with your significant other or your bffs, give Studio M a try!

Located at No 3 Nanson Road (nearest MRT: Clarke Quay), Studio M is the first hotel in Singapore to feature loft-style rooms. Expect full-length windows and lots of natural sunlight for great OOTD shots (perfect for me!). Why Studio M? Simply because I saw so many nice photos of it on Instagram and the price is reasonable!

Jacelyn Phang X Studio M loft concept

Two weeks ago, I booked a 2D1N stay for a short stay at the Studio Loft (cheapest option!) for $198/night and was surprised with an upgrade to Premier Loft (around $280/night) when checking-in. Check in was smooth on a Friday afternoon and we were granted a later check out time (1.30pm) upon request.

Jacelyn Phang Jing Qi Studio M Nanson Road

The package includes unlimited Internet access, complimentary breakfast for 2 and complimentary car parking (warning: car park spaces are limited, whenever I return from shopping, there are only 1 or 2 slots available. So make sure you are not staying out too late!).

Jacelyn Phang style blogger Studio M

Premier loft has the bed on the upper floor and a working table on level one. Making it a great option for business travellers too! Oh, don’t expect nice view out from the window, as there are no other things than tall buildings.

Jace Phang Studio M miminalist deco

Studio M offers a minimalist interior and a decent comfort level for a short stay. The downside however is that… the shower area and the toilet cubicle are really awfully small. I am not fat, and I find the space rather restrictive, so imagine how small it is.

Studio M Level 2

(Image Source: Studio M Website)

Breakfast had a variety of options like bacon, sausages, hash browns, salad, porridge, bread, and an egg cooking station. I liked that breakfast was in an al fresco setting, allowing me to soak in some sunlight (my favorite activity ever since my bone fracture because the doctor says I have insufficient Vitamin D level).

The egg cooking station was a distance away from the main area serving food so both me and my friend didn’t even notice the station until it was closed 🙁

Studio M Hotel - Swimming Pool
Studio M Hotel – Swimming Pool

(Image Source: Studio M Website)

Had a lot of errands that weekend so I didn’t get to enjoy the amenities (swimming pool, Jacuzzi and gym) but the deck at level 2 is worth checking out! It has multiple seating areas and spacious cabanas that are good for you and your friends to chill.

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Jacelyn Phang The Book Cafe

Opposite the hotel was the The Book Café which I fell in love with! For individuals who love to read, this is the perfect place for you as The Book Café has several hundred books and magazines that are free for browsing. The sofas are so comfy that I stayed the whole afternoon in the café to get some work done. Oh, not forgetting that they have free wireless internet access and also offer printing services. P.S. Studio M residents get a 20% discount; you only have to show your hotel’s access card!

Jacelyn Phang recommend Studio M Hotel

Overall, I did thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Studio M. Staff were friendly and helpful; and if you are just looking for a short getaway to rest and recharge, or even spending some me-time over a weekend, I highly recommend a staycation at Studio M Hotel.

I am always on a lookout for good staycation options; if you have other places you would recommend, write to me!

Happy holidays all! <3

With much love, Jacelyn