DIY Your Polka Dot Nails!

I’m terrible when it comes to DIY manicures. Even if its just painting one single colour without any fanciful designs. But i wanted to learn how to do it properly and was glad to come across The Faceshop Nail Dot Pen when I was shopping for nail polishes a few weeks back!

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Pink bottle: Base coat
Green bottle: Top coat
Clear bottle: A clear polish with lots of bling bling stuff inside!
The pen looking like thing is the Nail Dot Pen! There’s 3 colours: Black, White and Sliver

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Can u see a star inside? Shall try this soon!

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Nail Dot Pen in White

I painted 2 coats of black and after it dried, I started dotting with the Nail Dot Pen!

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Results!!!

Side note: After I used the right hand to dot my left hand… there’s the sudden realization…”How to use my left hand to dot my right hand?!” Hahahahaha….
Of course it was a struggle but managed it! Although I took much longer!

I like the Nail Dot Pen! Make things so much easier! But I really dunno whether I got a faulty one or what…. The cap is so tight that its so difficult to remove!

On Cleo!

Charlene Pinkypinkx told me and I got a copy of Cleo!

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Me and a review that I did last year when I was still on blogspot.com…

Will post again tomorrow!

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I never realized that my sofa area can look so pretty in photos!

xoxo!
Xiaoxin

Benefits Brow Bar

Sponsored Review

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Thanks to Benefit for the complimentary brow shaping session! I went to Benefits Tangs Orchard for my brow shaping session and I’ve to say that I love it!

The lady that attended to me was called Yen, and she was really nice and meticulous. First, she asked if I’ve done waxing on my brows before to check that I’m ok with it. Oh ya, I forgot to mention that Benefits Brow Bar doesn’t do the usual plucking and shaving, but waxing, and a little of cutting to shape the brows.

Yen removed the makeup on my eyebrow first and used a white eyeliner (I think so!) to draw the shape of my brows. She let me see it in the mirror to see if I like it before proceeding. Yen dipped a stick into a pot of hot wax, put a strip of white cloth over it and pressed it down. After a second or two, she pulled up the strip up really fast and there it is… My “extra” messy eyebrows are gone.

After waxing, Yen used a little brow scissors to trim and further shape my brows. No, she didn’t leave me at the finished brow and let me go and continue my shopping in town. Yen took her brow makeup kit and filled in my brows for me before the session ended.

Yen was asking if I wanna do upper lip waxing too, but I was a scaredy cat and worried that it’ll hurt. So I gave it a miss!

Finished resulted:

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And after removing all my eye makeup:

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Can you see that Benefits Brow Bar do up brows that are natural and not the ah lian super pencil thin type?

Will I go back to do my brows again? Yes…. Absolutely.

Benefit Brow Bar
Brow Shaping Service: $22
67374780
You can call them to book an appointment before heading down to avoid dissapointment!

Are You Ready For 21st June… Velvet Band!

“Are you ready?!?!?! 21 june 2011 0:00:00 velvet releases covers of top-hits. check out youtube account velvetb4nd” – Xiang

Velvet band is launching on 21st June (That’s tonight!! at 12am!!!!) on their Youtube account “velvetb4nd”. You don’t watch it and you are missing out a little too much in life! Support my bro ok! Because they are really good. Watch the “trailers” below!

I dunno why I can’t embed videos here, but do click on the links yeah!

Velvet 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHj4eWmrnL4&feature=share

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Simon’s Promo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWbo-kASiH8&feature=share

Xiang’s Promo
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN89xCXi5II

(I don’t have Bryan’s photo…. sorry babes! Never mind… all the more you should go and see their videos!)

Bryan’s Promo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeFhme4BIT8&feature=share

Ganbatte bro!

One last reminder….

Youtube Account : velvetb4nd
Tonight… 12am… :)

Heheheh…

The Pigeonhole

Met up with the girls Lena and Suwoon at The Pigeonhole! Suwoon wanted to try out nice and new coffee place and did a research online and we decided to try out this place! Its quite an exciting place!

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Very cosy place…

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Love the way its done up..

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I super love this photo of Suwoon!

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The girls who were there really early brought work there to do! Which means there’s wifi right??

I didn’t managed to take a photo of the menu but it made in the image of a law document! So cute! There were a wide variety of coffees but only 2 selection for food. Kettle chips and a pudding. That’s all. We ordered the pudding, and the pudding made up for the lack of choices, because it was yummy! The food and coffee were reasonably priced too!

Then came my blonde moment:
Lena and I went to the counter to place our orders and I wanted to pay her for what I ordered. And so I did a mental calculation… “Pudding, $6…. Latte, $4.50…” Then I took out $12.50 from my wallet to pay her….
I think I should go and bang the wall……
zzzzzzzzzz………………………………………

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The yummy pudding which was very filling!

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My Latte!

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Suwoon taking photos for her Instagram!

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And Lena checking in to Facebook and tagging us!

And of course im snapping away with my camera for my blogging purpose… heh….
All of the social media lovers in action… hahahahaha….

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Wooo…. see how much I love Jack Sparrow~~~~~~~~~ or Captain Hook……
hahaha.. actually I woke up with a very swollen right eye… It was only half the size of my left eye…
The good: I took a very short time to prepare before I left the house because I had to skip my make up!!

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The 2 very sweet people….

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独眼龙 with Lena…
We spent some time talking about our old band days and viewing photographs and watching videos recordings of our band performances from long ago! Nostalgic…..

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Me with Suwoon! I so want to go to her Tarot card reader!! heh!

The funny part of the whole coffee session….. The girls gotta dash out of the cafe (twice!) when they see this person!!!!

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Ta-da!!!!!!!!!

hahahahaha…..

Wonderful Friends

Friends are wonderful people… There are so many who came over to see me, so many who refuse to let me stay at home and asked me out, and those who called and sms-ed or FB messaged. Some whom I have not met in years! Serene even told me, “Friends are like stars… You may not see them all the time, but they are there.” How wonderful is that? I’m really very touched. Of course, I didn’t whip out my camera every single time (especially when I’m wearing my pyjamas, with messy hair and looking terrible with swollen eyes… hahah…). I only took very few photos over these 3 long weeks! Of course I’m better already. And i’m ready to smile to the camera again! :)

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The minute Celeste touched down form her flight, she dragged me out to meet Jez!

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Thanks Celeste!

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Jez… the one nearest to us!

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time to head for some pig’s organs soup for supper!

And last week…. Jamie specially made a trip to my house…. All the way from Redhill, with all her manicure kits. I’m really touched….

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Jamie!!!

She wanted to come over to do my nails for me. But as usual, I really cut my nails very very short all the time and there’s nothing very much she could do to it. But still, she painted it for me…. simple and nice! Btw… I really have problems painting my own nails…

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The pretty works!!
Can you all try to ignore my ugly fingers please!

Thanks friends… photos here or not… you know how much I appreciate you, and that I’m going to be there for you all 24/7!

New Name, New Start…

I’ve been wanting to change the Chinese character of my chinese name since last November and I finally went did it today. No, I do not hate my name, in fact I love it a lot. It has got a beautiful meaning behind it.
“心仪” actually means something/someone you admire. For example, 我心仪的偶像、你心仪的男生. So everyone has been calling me “someone they like”…. Hahahah…. I always think that my father is brilliant for giving me this name!

Some had told me years back that this name. combine with my surname is actually no good. Of course, that is if you believe that your name affects your life. No no no I’m not interested in going into a debate over religion and all. This is personal to me anyway. So, my ex-colleague recommended the master she has been visiting for more than 10 years to me. I gave Master my details and he did a very detailed analysis for me.

I’m not going into details as to to how my old name will affect me. But yeah, Master gave me a whole list of characters that I can use for my new name. There are many but he told me if I do not want a drastic name change, I can still keep the same sound, so I just changed the middle character. Its still pronounced as “xin”.

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So here’s my new name! 苏芯仪!I put them all in traditional chinese and hence 蘇芯儀!
I added a “草字头” to my “心”。 So “心” became “芯”。
And my friend, Leslie, commented on my Facebook “人家美女脑生草。你是有腦的美女心生草“
唉… 至少我的心還沒痛得一點養分都沒有。還能生出草來已經很不錯咯。很快就會有陽光和滋潤,很快會開出美麗的花朵!:) (可是我沒有花心喔~~呵呵…)

Brand new name, brand new me, brand new start. Let’s just hope things goes well and good!

A Night With Yirong!

This is long long overdue… A random night out with my fellow MFP blogger, Yirong! She knew that i was feeling troubled, and purposely asked me out hoping that I’ll feel better. How nice can this girl be?!

Lots of crazy photos… heh…

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She even let me choose the food! I wanted Japanese!

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After dinner and some pet supplies shopping…

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She’s such a pretty babe…. and this gymnast sure can pose very well!

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My turn to be bonkers…

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was hoping that this photo look eerie… but it didnt… hahahaha

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when i realized that I can’t fight Yirong’s megawatt smile… I decided not to smile!

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and we walked to Rochor Beancurd! Both of us love Tau Huey!

I really felt better and its really sweet of her to specially arranged a dinner to keep me company. Thanks Yirong… Love ya!

Actually there are many friends that I wanna thank, I think you know who you are… I thank God for you all! :)

Speedpost… Have Your Items Delivered!

Advertorial

Have you ever wanted to import documents or parcels from overseas back here to our little red dot but is not sure how to? So i’m here to share some exciting information with you!

Introducing….

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Speedpost Express Import!

Imagine these scenarios…

1) You decided to get your overseas friend to purchase some items for you so that you can sell it in Singapore.
2) Your work requires you to get a document or parcel from your overseas counterparts.
3) You decided to hold a spree to bulk purchase some items from overseas
But then of course, logistics problems may arise. What if the parcel is too bulky? How long does it take for the parcel to reach Singapore? Is the shipping cost too high?

This is when Speedpost Express Import comes to the rescue!

Speedpost Express Import is a service which allows you to import documents and parcels from more than 100 countries and territories worldwide back to Singapore.

And how does it work?

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Easy? I would think so! It’ll now be so easy to get my oversea friends to help me shipped things back to Singapore and perhaps we can even start a small business already!

And if you are worried about lost parcels during shipping, you can always track the shipment status by visiting www.speedpost.com.sg or call Speedpost Hotline 18002225777. All you need to do is to provide them with your transaction reference number that you can find on your receipt and they’ll be able to track your shipment status for you.

Right now, there’s a promotion for Speedpost Express Import!!

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A 50% off for the first 5kg! (That’s a lot isn’t it!)
Do make full use of the discount… Its ending on 4th September!

So now we can be worry free since have the reliable solution to our shipping needs. Do visit Speedpost’s website http://www.speedpost.com.sg for more information.

xoxo,
Xiaoxin