New year, new me

“You will have the habits 20 years from now that you put into practice today. So look at the behavior you admire in others and make those your habits, and look at what you find reprehensible in others and decide those are the things you are not going to do” – Warren Buffett.

I couldn’t agree more. 10 days to 2016, I am still struggling to write my resolutions. One thing for sure, in 2016, I promise to be a better (and a more consistent) blogger!

Meanwhile, find my latest articles below:

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  1. See where you should be spending your time & money at! Top 10 cafes in Singapore I recommend – http://www.myfatpocket.com/members-lounge/exclusive-content/top-10-cafes-i-recommend.html
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Image source: Shopstyle
  1. Bags that you must own, read – http://www.myfatpocket.com/members-lounge/exclusive-content/the-10-bags-i-covet.html

To read, create an account with My Fat Pocket or just simply click “Facebook log-in”! 🙂

Happy New Year friends! As 2016 dawns, remember to run after your dreams everyday. This year will be the best year yet for all of us. May you have faith to fulfil the promises you made to yourself. <3

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!).

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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.

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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

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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

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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

Never STOP Learning

Einstein  said, “Once you stop learning, you start dying”.

So every now and then, I would push myself out of comfort zone to experience new things or learn new skills.

I am back to attend Cosmoprof’s Make Up and Hairstyling course for the month of December (stopped for awhile because of my leg fracture previously) so I have not been active in doing anything else 🙁 Everyday it’s just class, work and sleep.

Just done with my mood board and make up conceptualisation for the upcoming exams today! Will be re-creating the looks I have selected in the next few days… I have gotten many enquiries and questions about the make up class, so I will share more about the course when my exam ends. Meanwhile, please wish me good luck Xx

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On a side note, I do miss my dear classmates from the previous batch whom have graduated :'( They were my pillars of strength and encouragement on a daily basis as I struggle through this class A LOT.

Jacelyn and friends

(Creative Make Up above)

Jacelyn X Cheryl Make Up Artist

(Fashion Make Up Twiggy Style above)

P.S. if I haven’t been replying messages & am unable to attend events/gatherings, please text me again when 2015 is over.

With much love, Jace

Work OOTD

Jacelyn Phang Work Chic Outfit

Work outfits doesn’t always mean black & white or boring. My work wear philosophy had always been “don’t blend in when you can stand out”.

Get noticed with
1. Unique accessory (it’s always a great conversation starter!), or
2. Bright colors (ain’t no time to be a wallflower) and
3. Fitted outfits (you look smart instantly)

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“If summer could be a person, it would be Star Clozetter JacelynPhang! Her boldly printed pencil skit and bright green halter top aren’t what you would expect someone to wear during the fall season, but going against fashion rules surely paid off! Her gorgeous pencil skirt hugged her body beautifully, while her halter top and large sunglasses pulled the whole look together for one classy OOTD.” – Tisha Caedo, Feature Writer of Clozette

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Thank you Clozette for the feature, learn more ways to wear the mid-length skirt suitable for work with Clozette here too!

With love, Jace

DENTISTE’ – THE FIRST NIGHTTIME TOOTHPASTE IN SINGAPORE

(edited) Oh, what an eventful weekend that went by!

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the first Kissing Silhouette Event by Dentiste’. It was such a lovely afternoon seeing not just passionate young lovers, but also families and sweet ‘old’ couples having fun at the unique event. The cool kissing concept was a hit at Thailand (you need to see this video here)  and I am so glad it came to Singapore as well! I was surprised to see the huge turn out and was also feeling really happy to be able to finally meet some of the other social media influencers too.

To see the actual happenings on the event, LIKE Dentiste’ Singapore Facebook and watch Singapore’s 1st Dentiste’ Silhouette Event video HERE.

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DENTISTE’ – FIRST NIGHTTIME TOOTHPASTE IN SG

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Dentiste’ has been a global leader in premium oral care with its products sold internationally and is known to specially protect against nighttime oral bacteria and bad morning breath.

As a person who uses retainer every night, I am constantly bothered with morning breath as I wake up with a lot of saliva stuck between my teeth and retainer. The moist nature boost the growth of bacteria while I am asleep. For the longest time, I will not dare to kiss my partner the moment I open my eyes. After trying Dentiste’ Nighttime Toothpaste for a week, I really wished someone would have recommended to me earlier! I  wake up with little or no morning breath everyday! Below are the top 3 reasons why I think you should try too.

Jacelyn Phang Dentiste

Top 3 reasons why you should try Dentiste’ Nighttime Toothpaste:

  1. NATURAL CLEANSING – the toothpaste is powered with 14 Natural Extracts, Xylitol, Vitamin C and other ingredients specially formulated to inhibit night-time oral bacteria and fight cavities. Meaning fresh morning breath & finally being able to perform a TRUE love kiss every morning!
  2. EFFECTIVE RESULTS – The toothpaste comes in Tube, Pump and Travel Set. No excuse for smelly breath because the travel set is so portable. Having strong and healthy teeth is never made easier with the pump option!
  3. MORE THAN A TOOTHPASTE, IT EMPOWERS. I no longer feel shy kissing my dog or my lover the moment I open my eyes and I feel good about it! That is how we should all start our day – on a positive note topped with great breath.

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No oral care is complete without the Mouth Wash. Dentiste’ Oral rinse has a special pH balanced formula which helps reduces bacterial deposit, protect gum and moisturizes the mouth naturally to prevent dry mouth for long last fresh breath.

REVIEW

Jacelyn Phang Jing Qi X Dentiste

New Dentiste 100% Natural Toothpaste is 100% natural, you can smell a whiff of mint; the smell is light and not too overpowering. The whole experience using the toothpaste was so pleasant I was a bit shock. To fight nighttime oral bacteria I expected the “taste” to be super strong. While brushing, there was no bitter toothpaste taste or strong after-taste. I also like the usage of the pump, it is hygiene as you only pump when you need to use.

Jacelyn Phang X Dentiste

I had a hard time with other brands of Oral rinse because of the spicy burn. Dentiste’ Oral rinse does not burn and it leaves my mouth feeling fresh which I look forward to using every night before bed.

Jacelyn X Dentiste

Through the 1 week usage of Dentiste’ toothpaste and oral rinse for a week, I found fresher breath and my teeth also appear less yellowish. I would definitely continue to purchase Dentiste’ and will recommend to my friends and family!

Dentiste’ products are sold in all major retail stores! Empower yourself by having confident morning breath today.

With love, Jace

Singapore Fashion Runaway Model

“Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing” – Oscar Wilde.

Halloween was spent modeling for Singapore Fashion Runway’s last community event at Blisshouse. For a short one hour runaway show, a lot of sweat and work had been put in to make it a success. It’s been a pleasure working with local fashion brands as I’ve been an avid supporter of SG brands (Hey, I’m a proud Singaporean!).

The experience was made fun not just because I get to get filmed by Channel News Asia or because I get to wear nice clothes, rather, it’s really the new friends that I make that makes such work so enjoyable. Such experience is priceless & I urge you to push yourself to experience new things every now and then. Every experience opens a whole new world X

Love, Jace

Photo credit: Aaron Tan

Beauty Secrets

Beauty to me is being comfortable with your own skin and being able to be yourself without any pretence.

And my secret to my confidence stems from my good skin!

Here’s sharing my beauty tips:

1. Having ample sleep to allow our skin cells to rest & regenerate (I sleep at least 8 hours everyday without fail)

2. Cleaning my face with a mild Babor facial cleansing foam and using the most suitable facial skincare products that my skin needs for that day (remember that on days that you are well rested, your skin will be different than if you have a lack of sleep.)

3. Using cream mask instead of paper mask because of its effectiveness for absorption (remember that consistency is the key! so repeat whatever that is effective for your face. I use a cream mask AND a paper mask on nights that I have time to get maximum results. I try to do the double masks daily, but if I really don’t have time, I will apply one mask at least.)

4. Regular facial at Le Queenz (it’s a monthly affair for me. Skin renews every 21 days, so a 3 weeks interval is enough for you to visit your beautician for professional care.)

What are your beauty secrets? Share them with me at phangjacelyn@gmail.com.

Love, Jace

Be Bolder with BOLDR Watch

Either you run the day, or the day runs you. Choose wisely.

Featuring BOLDR Voyage Clever Watch in Clean White in this post. More than a fashionable & trendy watch, this watch features a GMT indicator, pedometer, smartphone notifications, remote shutter release (my fav feature!), and a phone loss prevention alert.

No doubt this is one powerful and clever watch.

Support local and show some love by backing their project on Kickstarter.

Love, Jace