First Bangkok trip with Josaeus

So last July, I started searching for the cheapest flights to BKK. I settled for Airasia as it has the cheapest deals at that time( before the airasia disaster). The only con was that Josaeus’s ticket was considered adult! In total we paid about 187SGD per person, 2-way with 20kg check in baggage,insurance & seat selection.

airasia thailand

Everything went smoothly through out and I’m happy to say the locals are very friendly and helpful! At the airport, they have priority queue catered for elderly/parents with kids/disabled at the arrival/departure hall so we won’t have to wait too long.

jo plane


My mom bought Jo a airasia plushie! it’s very cute but alittle pricey. 350 Baht. Jo loves it! I’m glad Jo sat thru the flight alright, no crying or was he in any discomfort.

jo in the plane


However, do book a flight that lands in  Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) instead of Don Muang Airport (DMK) Bangkok. As Suvarnabhumi airport rail link is directly connected to the airport, this way you don’t have to get stuck in the traffic by bus or taxi.

Here’s the map:


We had to take a bus to the Bang Sue BTS station and Train down to Mo chit Station and change to Green Line as my hotel is located beside Ratchaprarop Station. Very Troublesome especially with our huge lugguages! A kind citizen guided us all the way from Bang Sue to Phaya Thai Station when he is going the other way. Really sweet of him, wish I could Thank him again personally! Well anyway, Thank You kind Man!

thailand train vending machine

bts tickets

train token thailand


Hotel wise, I booked KC place thru Agoda. It’s a 3 star and I paid about $42SGD per night. It’s affordable and clean. If you’re not planning to stay in the hotel too much except for sleeping, KC place is good.

kc place exterior


Benefits of KC place
. It’s just beside Ratchaprarop station
. 2 bottles of complimentary water daily
. free Wifi ( not too stable thou)
.in room safe
.good water pressure in the toilet
.small freezing compartment in fridge
.5 mins walk to Pratunam nightmarket & wholesale market
.10mins walk to platinum fashion mall
.Restaurant and massage parlor just down stairs
. There’s also a 24hour restaurant mins away

kc place room


*Do note there’s a 1000Baht refundable deposit upon check in per room.


kc place map


Tip before booking:
you can leave a remark to the hotel for large bed,higher floors,non smoking & quiet rooms. The hotel will try to fulfill your requests whenever they can.

For my case, I noted that I wanted a quiet room with large bed and I’m glad KC place made it possible! Also I very much needed the freezing compartment in the mini fridge as I bought chicken meat from Big C to cook for Josaeus’s porridge/soup.

As expected, Pratunum Wholesale market was extremely crowded in the morning. I went at 5/6am with my mom and its impossible for me to bring Josaeus along! Lots of locals buying in bulks at super cheap prices to sell at platinum or night markets! So do walk around the morning wholesale markets before going to Platinum Mall. You’ll definitely find what you want here at a fraction of the price.

sorry for the blurry photos. I was pushed all the time and can hardly stand still to take a picture.

Best time to go Pratunam Morning wholesale market: 6am
The morning wholesale market closes as early as 8am! so do make sure to wake up early.


I got 2 shirts at 80Baht(less than $4 SGD) each here! Mom got 6 pouches at 100Baht($4SGD)


pratunum market

outside big C


Oyes, I managed to try the Famous Wonton Mee everyone was raving about in Pratunam. The shop was filled with Singaporeans, left and right haha.

famous wonton mee thailand

The same stall that sells this Wonton Mee, has this very yummy dish * I forgot the name. Maybe you can just show them the picture?

Very unhealthy but very very delicious! extremely tender and savoury. Oh my I want to go back.

famous wonton mee Pratunam

Tourists favourite mall


I only got 1 shirt(100Baht),2 shorts(180 baht each),3 sets of lingerie(300baht) from here. It’s alot pricier so I prefer the wholesale market or night markets.

I tried the desserts at level 5/6 food court. It sucks. Those roadside ones are so much yummier and cheaper. There’s also a downside to buy at the food court here, we had to buy a card and deposit money inside to buy with that card. I find it really troublesome and time wasting..

bangkok platinum mall food court




bangkok snacks

bangkok dumplings


The next few days we went to Chatuchak, Chinatown, Big C Supermarket, Paragon & Central World.

I love chatuchak but it’s so freaking hot there! Super crowded too! Not surprised thou. Chatuchak has everything you need from pottery to animals!

Here’s the map of Chatuchak. It doesn’t look as neat as the maps thou. I was going round in small circles and couldn’t find the popular coconut ice cream everyone was raving about :( I’ll be back soon!!

chatuchak map

Chatuchak has really nice and cheap Children’s apparels compared to Platinum. I didn’t buy any for Jo at Platinum but bought lots of stuffs here for Jo. When you buy more you can bargain more! There’s one shop where I bought 3 shirts for Jo at only 250 Baht. Quality,Prints and Stitches are fantastic. Even better than Cotton on’s.

Shoes were from Chinatown at 80 Baht.
Jo's haul from Chatuchak

Chatuchak Market
(Photo: Google)

I also bought 2 inspired Haivanas Slippers for my mother in law and myself. One of the shops was selling them at only 80 Baht while the other shops was 120 Baht! I’d window shop for a round first to compare prices then buy on my second round. I saved alot and get to focus on what I was looking for.

(Photo: Elle)

The Jeans at Chatuchak is only slightly cheaper around 200 Baht while Platinum sells at 250 Baht. I bought from Platinum due to difference in Quality. If you’re looking for denim shorts, buy from Pratunam Morning Wholesale market! I bought 3 for 400 Baht. Those that is commonly seen in Blog shops that sells for $24.90 SGD each!

Then we went Central World for Naraya!

central world
(Photo: Google)

There was a Snoopy Heaven outside!

Bangkok - Nov 30: Front of Central World, shopping mall with Snoopy world and Christmas decoration on November 30, 2014 at Bangkok Thailand.


josaeus central world snoopy

jo snoopy bangkok 3

jo and snoopy bangkok

jo snoopy bangkok


Naraya was filled with Chinese Tourists. They filled their baskets as thou the items was free. OMG. My mom and I went there for 2 consecutive days. On the first day we went to shop for our own stuff and second day for her friends.

naraya thailand central world


I bought a Sun hat for SGD $9.90? But It was very useful even in Singapore! Money worth for the Quality!

We had dinner at Coca which was very yummy nor cheap..

coca central world thailand

Further down you’ll reach Big C across the road!

big C thailand

big c

big c


It’s just like NTUC, Cold Storage or Giant in Singapore. I went crazy with the instant noodles and Bento Cuttlefish. Wanted to buy more but my lugguage doesn’t have enough space :'(

big c haul

There’s street stall everywhere in Bangkok! This is the kind of sight I see every single day. Ah I miss Bangkok.. Wanted to go back again this month but there’s bombing in bangkok area.. so to be save.. I’ve decided to save up more for next years trip to Taiwan!

outside big C


Walk over to Siam Paragon for Krispy Kreme! We bought a dozen of Glazed! Ate too much and felt sooooo Gelat! But it was super yummy! I’ve always loved  sugar donuts since young. It was so much cheaper in Thailand compared to Singapore! If I remember correctly it’s 4 Baht for 1 glazed while in Singapore it’s $2.70 for 1 glazed? Crazy huge difference! That’s why we bought a dozen. haha!

krispy creme donuts siam paragon

krispy kreme glazed


For Chinatown Bangkok, there isn’t any train station nearby yet. you have to cab over. From my hotel it was about 90 Baht by meter.

(photo: Google)

Best time to go Chinatown: 4pm onwards.
Things to buy there: wholesale kids shoes, toys, wholesale blankets, wholesale hair accessorize and fresh fruits and dried goods!

The food there is said to be yummy too! I was so lazy to cab down at the end of the day so didn’t get to try..

I bought 6 brushes for 80 Baht only! There’s a provision shop that sells super cheap kids toys. those kind of mini cars and lego blocks! 1 for 5 Baht and I bought 200Baht worth of toys there. The quality isn’t very good thou, you pay for what you’ll get.

Had lunch at this Wonton Mee stall. I personally prefer this than the famous one at Pratunam. Due to the location, it isn’t known by many tourists.


wonton noodle cards


Foods to try when you’re in Bangkok:


These are found everywhere! Really sweet! I ate 1 pack everyday for 5 days straight! I even bought some freshly harvested one back to Singapore. Price wise isn’t much cheaper than Singapore’s but a lot sweeter!

thailand mango

2) Grilled Pork with Glutinous Rice.

Street stalls around Pratunam sells them! Really yummy!

thailand grilled pork with glutinous rice

3) Steamed sweet corn!

OMG! this is super delicious.. so much better than Singapore’s cup corn( those bought from Pasar Malam is nothing compared to these)

thailand Corn

4)Seafood Kway Tiao?

I’m not too sure about the name thou. This was bought from the restaurant below my hotel. I love this! Ate it as dinner for 2 nights.

seafood kway tiao thailand

5)Bento Cuttlefish!

I bought 5 packs of 12s and it isn’t enough!

bento cuttlefish

6) Preserved Radish.

I bought them from Chinatown. Tasted very good when fried with egg or porridge. It’s Crunchy and salty!

preserved radish

7) Water Zong Zi.

It’s made on Glutinous Rice. Tasteless and chewy. Tastes great with Sugar or Kaya. I bought 2 bundles back!

water dumpling
(Photo: Google)

7) Pad Thai.

It’s stir fried noodles. Available through out Bangkok. I love it with lots of tao geh.

pad thai

There was so much more I wished to share but I kinda forgot some of them. These are all I could remember.. Sorry! I did my best to remember..

3 Step Mucota Scena Treatment – Headlines Hair Dressing

headlines hairdressing

Hello! I’m sorry for not blogging in such a long time unless I have to..

Anyway, I haven’t had my hair pampered since late March this year. My mom was free to help me toddler-sit Josaeus so I had a chance to visit Headlines!

Even thou I haven’t had anything done since the Dyna treatment in March, my hair condition isn’t as bad as before. So this time, I’m back to get my hair dyed and trimmed.

Told Linus, my stylist this round to decide on the colour and cut. I’m not too sure what suits me so I’ll leave it to him.

Here’s what my hair looks like Before anything was done(July 2015):

headlines hair dressing

I personally felt it was so much better than this(March 2015):

headlines hair dressing

If you’ve severely damaged hair, I would highly recommend Mucota Dyna Argan Oil Treatment at Headlines Hair Dressing. For 4 months, I did not change my usual hair routine(which is basically no routine to care for my hair) yet my hair still seem to be healthier than before.

Unfortunately, you’ve missed headline’s bring a friend and get to try Dyna Argan Oil Treatment at $198 each promo.

*Fret not, you can still mention my name “Maine” to get 10-30% discount off all services~

I chopped off at least 10cm off my mane and Linus chose Ash Brown for me.
[Ps the spideman sticker on the back of my phone belongs to Josaeus! A very sweet Lady from Jcube’s KFC gave it to him and he stuck it there.]

headlines hair dressing

Linus noticed that my hair was still dry so he pampered my hair with 3 Step Mucota Scena Treatment. This treatment is a lot faster than Dyna But it obviously isn’t as intensive as Dyna. I didn’t have the luxury of time so 3 step Mucota Scena Treatment will do.

Here are the details and steps on the 3 Step Mucota Treatment:

Moisture base for treatment  (Adel)

Adel contains 4 kinds of ceramides, cholesterol and phytosphingosine included in natural ceramide to recreate same structure of hair’s intercellular lipid and improves the repair function.

Maltose-based, millet jelly (starch syrup element) and ceramide 1. 2. 3 6ll improves hair condition for treatment. With its internal permeation typed moisture holding elements, make hair soft and moist before next treatment.

Step 1

After shampooing, apply Adel focusing on med to hair ends and massage into it.

Rinse thoroughly with warm water

Hair repair (Brava)

Brava contains matrix keratin and fibril keratin which make up hair’s cortex as repair components for severe damage and amino acid which is CMC component for mild damage. Also, with mixing silk PPT which has cuticle repairing effect and pearl proteins (hydrolyzed conchiolin) handles various damages.

Contains amphiphilic reactive ceramide- like substance and 18 MEA-like active agent to penetrate ingredients of “Adel” and “Brava” into hair with these affinity. Also, penetrated reactive ceramide acts by binding to net-like structure to prevent repair component from flowing, then set it inside hair.

Step 2

After step 1, apply Brava to the entire damp hair focusing on med area to hair ends.

Comb it through hair

Protection of cuticle (Calore)

These 3 main elements of CMC reinforce CMC layer which consist of hydrophilic layer and lipophilic layer and improve damaged cuticle, control light defuse reflection and create lustrous hair base.

Superlipidure ( phospholipid polymer Nanosphere) makes 7 layered lamellar liquid crystal structure and pseudo-cuticle to protect the hair and regenerate hydrophobic surface to make hair smooth, silky and lusterous.

Step 3

with Brava on the hair, apply Calore to the entire hair focusing on med hair area to hair ends.

After applying, rinse thoroughly with warm water.

I love hair washes as there will definitely be head massages between the washes. Linus did a fantastic job! Thou I do get really ticklish behind the ears when he washes away the shampoo/treatment.

I’m done!

headlines hair dressing


headlines hair dressing

The length doesn’t look too different as they are taken from different height and angle. Linus did a great job on shaping my hair and I love the colour! It’s hard to capture the actual photo due to different lighting. I tried adding filters to the after photo to get the actual colour.

How do you find it?


headlines hair dressing

I’ll be back for Dyna for my next appointment! Once again Thank you Jerry, Linus and of course Headlines Hair Dressing for Pampering my Hair!

headlines hair dressing

In the mean time, I’ve taken afew different selfie since then. Different lighting makes my hair colour looks different.

headlines hair dressing

headlines hair dressing

headlines hair dressing

*Do remember to quote my name “Maine” to get 10-30% off all services!

Headlines dressing
10 anson road
International Plaza
contact: 62233133

Opening Hours
Mon-Fri: 10.30am-8.30pm
Sat: 10.30am-7.00pm
Closed on Sundays

New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink

new moon inner radiance collagen
I believe almost everyone heard of the brand ‘New Moon’ from their popular health products such as Essence of Chicken & Bird’s Nest.

During exam periods, my parents would often buy boxes of Essence of Chicken for my brother and me to take before school. I must admit, the taste isn’t very yummy but it really did help to keep me alert and less restless especially when my exams were in the morning.

New Moon has launched their latest product, ‘New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink’. The first collagen drink to be formulated and manufactured in Japan with one of the highest collagen content at 13,000mg with active whitening Properties! It’s also certified radiation free..

A few other bloggers and I were involved in some research & development process for New Moon’s Inner Radiance Collagen Drink last year.

We were given a skin analysis and a few cups of different flavoured collagen drink to taste test. At the end of our tasting, we got to pick our favourite flavour and was also given 1 month supply of collagen drink to try and see if there’s any improvement to our skin.

A month later, we had our after skin analysis and also got to choose the packaging design for the New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink!


Here are my results:

Before                        After 1 month
Elasticity 36               Elasticity 36

Collagen 25             Collagen 51

Moisture 41               Moisture 51

As seen, my Collagen level increased more than 50%. My skin did brighten up and also my pores seems smaller around the nose (not too sure if it’s the collagen drink though).

Moisture wise, I have always made sure my face is not dehydrated as dehydration leads to flaky skin, oily face and more pimples!  Applying moisturiser daily does maintain the skin moisture. As for those who hates the feeling of having a layer of moisturiser on top your face. A bottle of New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink helps to boost skin hydration as well!

My skin Elasticity remained the same throughout my one month trial. Perhaps the elasticity of my face needs  a longer time to see improvements. However, everyone has benefitted differently from the collagen drink. For me, my collagen increases the most. While a fellow blogger Ju Ann’s Elasticity went from 15 to a whooping 41 and another fellow blogger Claire’s Moisture level went from 23 to 57!!

I used to think, why bother spending so much on beauty health products, I’m still young and my face seems alright. A few years down the road and I started to notice my face more. Large Pores, Pigmentations, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, dull skin and pimples! All on my face.. Bamb! I’m anxious, insecure and became very conscious about my look.


I did try other collagen products previously and they work pretty fine for me. It’s just that I really hate that fishy AND milky taste. The combination is just so wrong and also it was in powder form so after a few days of ‘making’ it. I was just lazy to go thru all that hassle. Lastly, it’s not very cheap and doesn’t have anti aging/whitening properties. Who doesn’t want a better product right?

I’m only 22 and I have wrinkles? Gosh. My dark circles and eye bags are inherited so that couldn’t be saved unless I go for regular laser treatments which I obviously can’t afford. Oh well. Got to save those that can be saved then.

So what makes New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink so different from other Collagen Products in the Market?

1. It’s ready to drink straight from the bottle, chilled or at room temp.

2. It has one of the highest collagen content at 13,000mg!

3. It promotes whitening with Glutathione.

4. Has Anti Aging properties from Maqui Berries (firms, renew and brightens)

5. Tropical Fruits taste, no fishy smell!

6. Formulated, Manufactured and Packed in Japan

7. Certified radiation free!

Glutathione is naturally presented and needed by the body. It should be present in each and every cell in the body. It plays a vital role in detoxifying our cells, removing heavy metals, toxins and free radicals. All of which can damage our cells and significantly damage the quality of our cells, including skin cells. Glutathione can help to improve the health of every cell in the body, particularly apparent in the skin, hair and nails. Giving people a radiant glow which is caused by healthy cells and reduced toxicity in the body. Age spots can also be minimized and prevented by enhancing Glutathione levels in the body.

Maqui Berry has the highest anti-oxidant properties based on ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity is a method of measuring antioxidant capacities in biological samples in vitro) value.

“Antioxidant compounds, such as the anthocyanins found in fresh maqui berries and maqui powder made from the dried berries, help protect your body from the toxic effects of free radicals, unstable atoms that are generated by things like cigarette smoke and pollution. Free radicals can cause DNA damage that can lead to age-related diseases and health problems.”


maqui berry

Once we hit 20 years old, our skin starts to age even faster! It is important to take care of our skin in different ways to delay the aging process.

If you wish to find out more about New Moon’s Inner Radiance Collagen Drink. Do check out their website here. Who knows, they might be giving away a free bottle of Inner Radiance Collagen Drink again!

Can’t wait to try? No worries.

New Moon is currently having a SG50 promo for all


Instead of $69 for 10 x 50ml (retail price)
New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen Drink is going for only $34.50! (50% off) Promotion ends 31 May 2015.
Available at leading supermarket, pharmacies, petrol kiosks and selected departmental store.

**1st April – 31st May, with every purchase of 1 box of New Moon Inner Radiance Collagen, entitled to participate in a lucky draw. 5 lucky winners with their plus 1 are able to choose between 5 pairs of return ticket to Japan (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka)

For more info, click here

Do try it out and let me know your thoughts (:
Stay Beautiful, inside & out!



Overview of my thoughts and experience with Atastic Nails [Ad]

So my 6 sponsored session with Atastic Manicure ends here(: Even though some things wasn’t as expected. I’m still glad I got to experience gelish for the first time with Atastic.

I tried almost all kinds of Manicure from normal gelish, gel extension, 3D acrylic, nail stickers & charms, hand drawn nail art. I also got to try different length and shapes for my nails.

atastic nails


Even though I was sponsored, I would try to put myself in a paying customers’ point of view. For me, price, quality and location of the salon is very important. I wouldn’t want to pay so much just to travel all the way to the other side of Singapore just to get a lousy Manicure done.



I admit Atastic Manicure’s location isn’t exactly convenient when it’s raining. There isn’t a completely sheltered way to reach Blair house from the train station. However, the ambiance of the place made me ‘close an eye’. I love the comfy sofa chairs and the full drop glass windows.  The whole place was meant to be simple yet comfortable for customers themselves and their pockets.

So this explains why the prices at Atastic is affordable. Less capital for renovations = more affordability for customers! However, low prices at Atastic doesn’t mean they cut back on the quality of their products.

Atastic only uses AngelPro products which are:
about angelpro

It isn’t as damanging to the nails and doesn’t turn the nails yellow! However, it depends alot on the skill of your Manicurist. Some might file your nails too thinly that might cause your nail to break easily or even bleed from inside.

I personally recommend you to ask for Lina when you visit Atastic. She’s very serious about her work and make sure my nails are in good condition. My nails done by her lasts longer too! She’s also very creative in designs. 

This particular design was on Lina’s fingers when I saw it! She designed it herself (: The roses are hand drawn by her too!

All in all, Atastic is worth a try! They have very attractive packages that doesn’t cost a thousand for 10 sessions etc. Atastic’s packages are short, 3/5/10 sessions.

Thank you Atastic for this Amazing opportunity!

maine atastic nail 2

mummymaine atastic both hands

session 1 atastic

Here’s the pricelist I got of their website:

price list atastic

*Do follow atastics facebook page for the lastest promotions! There’s always new promotions through out the year!

Atastic Manicure
23 Kampong Bahru Road
Blair House #03-02
Singapore 169349

Enquiry hotline: 9750 6660

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 10am – 9pm

Facebook  here 
Website  here

Get your Chinese New Year Nails w/ Atastic!

Chinese New year is around the corner!

When I was kid, I used to love visiting relatives for our once a year family gathering. Besides the red packets,food and company. I really love the positive vibe everyone had!
My brother and I likes plucking those budding pussy willow at my granny’s place. As we get older, times like those changed but memories lasts forever.

Anyway, I brought Josaeus with me to Atastic yesterday to get my CNY nails done! Thankfully, he was obedient and didn’t move around too much.
maine atastic nail 7

Putting all the must haves for CNY.
Fish for prosperity
Cat- Fortune
Cherry blosson/flower signifies Richness
Sheep- for the year of sheep of course(:

wishing this year to be a happier, successful, healthy year for ALL.

maine atastic nail 5

My tip for a luckier new year*:
– wear everything new on the first day of new year
– be happy and do not have any arguements on the first day
-laugh as much as possible
-think rich,happy,healthy

maine atastic nail 8

This time I had my nails cut short as CNY is still 3 weeks away. So by the time CNY comes, the length would be just nice. I did 3D acrylic molds too! The sheeps on my fingers are handmade on the spot.

maine atastic nail 8
maine atastic nail 3

I extremely love these on my thumb! Super cute sheep and Chubby cat!

maine atastic nail 6

Also, everything is hand drawn. The cat, fish,cherry blossoms.

maine atastic nail 4

Tempted yet?

If so, Good news for you!

from my very first post with Atastic, I’ve stated that their prices are very affordable.

Right now, Atastic is having a CNY promo. These designs are only $88 Nett!*

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*Fine Print:
1) Appointment period from 26th January to 6th Febuary only!
2)$88 payment must be made in advance by Paypal or credit card.
3)2 hour appointment must be made in advance

For further information and more designs on this promotion, please check them out here.

Happy Chinese New Year to you!

Atastic Manicures for your heart & soul

23 Kampong Barhu Road (Blair House)
Singapore 169349

Enquiry Hotline: (65) 9759 6660

Operating Hours:  Monday to Sunday – 10 am to 9 pm (Including Public Holidays unless stated otherwise below)

Closed on 18th-24th February 2015 (Chinese New Year)

Oyes do remember to quote “Shermaine” during your visit! you might stand a chance to win a special gift from Atastic!

xoxo bye!


Atastics Nails for 2015 [ad]

Goodbye 2014 and Hello 2015!

I’ve been very motivated to settle my sons well being this year! I’ve spent the last year slogging away and this year I don’t want so much time to be wasted. Will be bringing Josaeus more on outdoor activities where he get more exposure to the sun and burn more energy to keep him balanced.

Back to topic, I just had my first set on nails done for 2015!

it has white, gold,pearls and roses in it! Clean new year for me! hope this year will be a great and full of accomplishments!


this time round I had to have extensions done on 4 fingers as my nails broke. Also, I changed my nails shape to round and did hand drawn white roses! I haven’t tried atastic’s manicurists drawing skills so this is it.

atastic nails

I might just stick to round nails if I’m keeping any extensions on! it’s so convenient and doesn’t scratch or pull on my hair! I’m totally loving round nails now.


During my previous visit, I forgot to snap some photos of the stickers for you girls!
These are the super cute cartoon ones I think most girls will love. There’s hello kitty,little twin stars,my melody( which I used on my previous session),crosses,chanels etc etc.
cartoon stickers

And they have pattern stickers too! great as bases for Charms to stick over. There’s so much more.


There’s too much charms for me to snap pictures for you girls. You can request Atastic to show them to you if you’re keen to get some on your nails.


Lastly, greats new for you girls!

Be a Atastic Manicures Ambassadors!

All you need to do is to SMS “I love Atastic” to 9759 6660 to receive a
FREE Classic Gelish Manicure + 2 FREE nail arts with “Atastic” on 1 nail per hand. (Worth $80SGD)

Terms & Conditions:
For 1st time customers.
Atastic Manicures will take picture of the finished nails.

Also, do check out here for more promotions going on at atastic.

Oyes do remember to quote “Shermaine” during your visit! you might stand a chance to win a special gift from Atastic! 

Finally I did my hair!

Hello 2015!

   If you’ve followed my instagram (mummymaine). You should know I’ve dyed my hair gradient red. It’s been so long since I went to a salon to get my hair done. < mummy commitments. So YES! I’m so happy I finally got to pamper myself after all these years.


A salons first impression is very important and I’m pretty sure Headlines dressing has that checked. Clean, simple yet elegant with full drop mirrors bringing the salon to a whole new level.


I really like the hair wash area, well lid and neatly arranged dyes and products.
hairwash area

Here’s my hair before treatment:


I dyed my hair on my own and there isn’t enough dye so it looks kinda patchy, dry and just plain messy.

After treatment:


red hair

headlines hairdressing

Amazing isn’t it?
Director Hairstylist Jerry lighten sections of my hair for the gradient effect.


He also did 3 step Mucota treatment after to help manage/protect my dry & damaged hair.

3step treatment mucato

The Mucota 3 step treatments starts with moisturizing the hair followed by protein treatment and lastly CMC treatment which locks the moisture/protein in the hair for smoother,healthier, shinier hair. oyes, my head feels slightly lighter too!

final check

Here’s a side by side photo: 
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Chinese New Year is around the corner so why not try getting a redhead! Dull plain red head has long been over. Now, there are many styles to dye your hair that won’t make you look old with bold colours. Be different this year!

Eg, Ombre:


eg, waterfall:


eg, hidden:


Once again, Thank You Jerry!


Do remember to quote “Maine” for 10-30% off all services.
*terms and conditions applies

or you can bring  a friend along to enjoy buddy discounts! up to 30% off! 


Headlines Hairdressing
Address: 10 Anson Rd, #03-32 International Plaza (Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar)
Contact: 6223 3133 / 9831 4134
Hair Stylist: Jerry Chua
Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 8.30pm
Saturday, 10.30am to 7pm

Atastic Nails [Ad]

During my first visit to Atastic, there wasn’t many charms,stickers and designs available as Atastic was newly opened. This time round, there are at least 30 over charms designs and 100 over stickers for you to choose from.

I had a hard time deciding! Not forgetting that more nail design samples are available.

atastic nails

So, instead of the usual Christmas theme nail design, I chose a simple yet sweet and calming design this Season!

stripes,blings & My Melody stickers
mummymaine atastic both hands

This time, I didn’t get any nail extensions done and I did normal gelish instead of hardgel. I wanted to try out different kinds of manicures every session so I could share my thoughts and preference.

Previously, I had gel extensions and did hard gel. I don’t think hard gel suits me as its too thick for me to pick up stuffs my son dropped. (eg cards,coins,papers).

First visit
session 1 atastic

So I removed the extensions, used lesser blings and did normal gelish.

Second visit
mummymaine atastic

Choosing lighter shades this time round too! Melody isn’t something I go crazy over but I find the stickers matched the design I chose really well. Even after Christmas is over, my nails isn’t out of season! Yes, there’s little twin stars,hello kitty stickers too.

mummymaine atastic thumbs

I’d prefer gelish to hardgel for convenience. However, from all the washing and squeezing I do daily. Gelish could’nt last as long. it’ll be just fine for you if you don’t wash and squeeze your laundry that often. no worries!

Here’s a price list for your perusal :


The promotional package prices are so affordable with only 3 sessions instead of the usual 12 sessions which you have to pay so much at one go.


Here are some Christmas Designs that you missed this year! Perhaps you can go for the New Year Designs(:

These are hand drawn/made 3D nail arts.
nail design 2

nail design1

Lastly, do take note of the following:
atastic cny surcharges
Do follow their facebook page for the latest promotion (:

Atastic Manicures for your heart & soul

23 Kampong Barhu Road (Blair House)
Singapore 169349

Enquiry Hotline: (65) 9759 6660

Operating Hours:  Monday to Sunday – 10 am to 9 pm (Including Public Holidays unless stated otherwise below)

Closed on 24th-25th December 2014 (Christmas)

Closed on 30th December 2014 – 1st January 2015 (New Year’s Day)

Closed on 18th-24th February 2015 (Chinese New Year)


Wait up for my next design coming up real soon! xoxo

Atastic Manicures for your heart & soul [Ad]


 I’m happy to announce that Atastic Manicure Salon will be my official Nail Sponsor for the next few months(:

I haven’t had any Manicure done before as I felt I’m a very chor lor(rough) person. Besides that, Classic Manicures wouldn’t last and Gelish are costly to me.

However here at Atastic, they offer VERY reasonably cheap prices as their aim is to let  customers be able to pamper your nails on LONG term basis instead of those costly salons where you could only only get your nails fixed once every 2 months due to the price.

Friday was Atastic’s Grand Opening, Jerlinda and myself had the privilege to attend their opening and be the first to get our nails pampered!

When you hear Atastic, you’ll think the salon is very very Atas But no. Atastic was named to make your nails feel “Atas” instead of the Salon being Atas. The salon itself is pretty cozy. I specially love the arm chairs! I could lay there all day without having aches all over after my manicure. The clear glass panel might seem to get very warm during the afternoons, we were wrong! there wasn’t any east sun and you can look out for traffic during peak hours if you’re planning to go somewhere after (: *thumb ups*


Even before the salon officially open-ed, customers were already coming in!


We-fie before we start our session (:


Heart Balloons specially prepared for us! So thoughtful!



And obviously one We-fie wasn’t enough !


The Salon uses “Angel Pro Gel” Polishes FYI, not some nameless unknown brand (:


I did Hard Gel with extensions as I have very short nail bed which looks extremely ugly.

say Twist to beautiful nails!


Ta Dah! My Beautiful Nails(: Sweet on one hand and punk on the other.


oh and if you’re wondering why my cuticle wasn’t nice. That’s because I didn’t get my cuticle done. I was in a hurry and couldn’t do it. So please just focus on the beautiful designs heh.


here’s the waiting area if you’re done and your girlfriends isn’t. I wouldn’t  mind waiting for hours if it’s this beautiful .


Lastly, the Lady behind all these! Li Ting The general manager of Atastic.




Atastic Manicures for your heart & soul

23 Kampong Bahru Road (Blair House) 
Singapore 169349

Phone:9759 6660
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm Daily

Closes on 18-24th Febuary 2015 (Chinese New Year)

Domino’s for you?


Earlier this month, I had the privilege to attend domino’s food tasting session. thank you Jerlinda ,William & of course Domino’s!


In case you’re wondering who she is, she’s my fellow bff guest blogger at myfatpocket!

she blogs here.
domino's event

I’m sure many of you heard of domino’s yes? However, they are not the usual pizza store you’d see in Singapore. Let me perk you up for some great deals and enjoy domino’s without having to worry too much about being unhealthy.


Have you ever had a party that needed last minute extra food? have you had a day where you wake up super hungry with nothing to eat at home and you’re lazy to go out? Have you ordered for delivery with some other “fast” food restaurant delivery that takes at least 45-60mins?

Compared to other fastfood chains, Domino’s has the fastest and guaranteed delivery islandwide!

Freshly baked and delivered to your door within 30mins guaranteed! If not, you’ll receive a coupon for a free pizza on your next order.

Not forgetting they provide FREE delivery. All prices are Nett.

Same goes for counter ordering, by 15mins and your order isn’t’ll receive a free pizza voucher for your next order:)


Here’s domino’s current promo:

 domino's deals

With just $22, you can enjoy 2 regular pizzas with free delivery to your door. Its only $1.80+ per piece of pizza! Enough to feed at least 3 guys?

regular pizza size

Or if you’re having a party/gathering, for $33 and $44 you can get 2 large pizza and 2 extra large pizza respectively! Super worth I’d say! *a big thumbs up* I’m gonna be a regular at domino’s for my parties.


*do note this offer applies for the all time favourites pizzas range only. For classic and first class range, surcharges apply.


Did I mention you get to customise your pizza? From the wide range of pizza crusts and sauces. Why not! This way, you’re sure to love the pizza you “made”.

I personally love Domino’s classic pepperoni pizza! Made with classic hand tossed crust with Domino’s tomato sauce. It’s oh so heavenly well.. my kinda pizza heaven.

classic pepperoni

To top it off, Domino’s came up with ‘double delights’ a wide range of scrumptious sides, delectable desserts and refreshing beverages that comes in pairs!

domino's double delight

I love love love their onion rings, it’s alittle too salty. Just shake off the garlic powder on top and it’ll be perfect.

onions rings

Also, chocolate lava cake! I even “tabaoed(packed)” one home!

domino's lava cake


Oyes, do make sure you try their lastest addition, napolitana baked meet balls. Expensive($10.80) I find but definitely worth at least a try.

meatballs domino's

Remember I said not to worry too much about being unhealthy.Everything in domino’s menu(except beverages duh) are BAKED!yes,including their onion rings,meat balls etc..Talk about healthier life style.

I’m not saying its a healthy choice uh! But it’s definitely a great choice to treat yourself once in awhile!


Happy Domino-ing!

for more promo information and deals check them out here.

Instagram: dominosSG

Ps: I’m not paid or asked to promote domino’s. I was merely treated with all sorts of pizzas and sides from domino’s and wanted to share my honest thoughts!