Category Archives: Singapore

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

Be Beautiful from Within – Jacelyn X QYRA

(SP) Real beauty comes from within. Besides having good thoughts and kindness that will shine out of you, I think true beauty is reflected through healthy and glowing skin. If you are keen to enhance your external appearance and get better skin, QYRA intense care collagen drink has been proven to be more effective than normal topical cosmetics.

Here’s sharing 6 Big Reasons why you should try QYRA:

(1)    Clinically Tested

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Photo Credit: HerWorld

Made in Germany and safe for consumption; QYRA Collagen Drink has been clinically tested on more than 100 women, and they have shown visible effects and improvements for their skin after a short period of taking the drink. The clinical test result revealed that the consumption helps delay skin aging process, and participant’s skin also became visibly firmer and smoother.

(2)    Reduces cellulites in 4-6 months

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As we age, our body’s collagen production naturally begins to slow down; and the magical ingredient in QYRA is called Verisol (a scientifically proven Bioactive Collagen Peptide) that can enter the deep dermal layers of the skin to help improve our skin from within. Collagen gives our skin strength and elasticity, and the good news is you can intake good collagen orally to help your skin cell repair and renew normally. However, please also remember to cut down on unhealthy lifestyle habits like eating a diet high in sugar, smoking or even being under the sun for prolonged period of time which depletes your natural collagen level!

(3)    Reduces wrinkles in 1-2 months

A very small bottle (2.5g), the QYRA collagen drink if taken over a period of one month, can produce measurable effect on supporting skin metabolism, reducing wrinkles and improving skin elasticity.

(4)    Intense moisture

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A significant percentage of the human body is water, and when your skin is sufficiently moisturized, it feels soft and young-looking. Restoring and retaining moisture are my top priorities in my skincare routine, and I couldn’t be happier finding a way to top up the moisture level for my skin in such an effective manner! 🙂

(5)    Convenience

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Small and portable, the packaging of QYRA Collagen Drink is so easy to be brought around in my daily routine! I usually carry at least 2 small bottles with me (so that I don’t miss drinking it when I am on the go) whenever I am out and I don’t even feel the extra weight in my bag.

(6)    Simplify your skincare routine

In general, QYRA Collagen Drink is such a wonderful skin enhancer product. Easy to drink, it has a light tangy flavour which is very appealing in taste. Most people think that it is difficult (or even impossible) to enhance attractiveness without going under the knife, but you can actually get younger skin by taking in the right supplements. For people who hate taking tablets or pills (ME!), rejoice as QYRA is so pleasing in terms of taste and it cares for your skin in a way that application of topical creams can’t.

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In case you are wondering, there are a total of 21 small bottles for drinking in each package of QYRA Collagen Drink. At a promotional price of $76.50 (original price $85), you can get yours to try from www.360activ.com. Eager to try? You can drop an email to hello@360activ.com to get your complimentary sample today!

Say HELLO to beauty from within 🙂

With love, 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.

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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

 

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

Jacelyn X Mica Beauty – Know Your Skin Event

Attended MicaBeauty’s Know Your Skin private event with my beautiful Cindy two weeks back, and was introduced to the varied skincare and make-up products from MicaBeauty.

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A U.S. brand, MicaBeauty, it carries 100% all natural cosmetics and I was won over with the Jewels range, which is an anti-aging line with organic extracts (including gold dust, diamond dust, pearl dust and gemstone dust) to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Never too young to start equipping myself with these anti-aging tips yo!

Jacelyn Phang X Mica Beauty

Through the session, I learnt about Mica’s minimalist approach to skincare and that Mica is actually an ingredient that imparts a sparkly white appearance to cosmetics and personal care products. By the way, the Jewels line is both luxurious looking and highly coveted.

Here, I am holding on to the Gold Plasma Night Recovery Serum. It is a late night recovery treatment to fight signs of aging, allowing you to wake up to a more beautiful skin every day.

Jacelyn X Jewels range of skincare

What amazed me that session is this Volcanic Sauna Masque that is powered by heat technology. The volcanic ash ingredient helps absorbs oil and debris trapped deep within pore, which is to my delight as I get small pimples on my face very easily! So I love anything that can deep cleanse my skin. The masque is recommended to be used with the Recovery Activating Serum, and the warm feeling generated by the serum feels so comfortable and good on the skin. It is like hot sauna for the pores! Volcanic ash is known to have many benefits which include reducing cellulite, sun damage and even wrinkles. I tried the masque on my hand that session and my hand felt so sparkly clean without the aftermath tightness that other brands of masks leave.

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MicaBeauty also has a series of mineral make-up products, consisting of all-natural powders and minerals to suit all skin types. I chose a couple of their glittery eyeshadow colours (see below for the insane number of colours available!) which I am saving to use for CNY; so, do look out for reviews on my IG (@JacelynPhang) to find out how I rate the products!

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MicaBeauty is located at Chinatown Point #01-13 and Vivocity #02-162, feel free to check them out if you are around the area. 🙂

Here’s wishing everyone a prosperous and beautiful year ahead in 2017! Happy New Year friends!

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

Korean Beauty Make-Up

Teaching you how to achieve flawless skin Korean beauty make-up with U-weekly: http://www.uweekly.sg/lifestyle/33798.

For every grooming talk I give, I can’t emphasize enough that make-up is to enhance your features and to hide your flaws, don’t over-do it. Almost no one recognize that this is me =.= Remember to embrace your beauty girls! You are more beautiful than you think you are.

With love, Jacelyn

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