Friday, August 29, 2014

Supermarket Contests Tip #4

Get your own trolley. You can save your $1 renting the supermarket trolley/basket and just wheel out the same trolley you came with after checkout. I especially like this idea as my groceries can get quit heavy, so rolling it along is much easier than carrying it. Even if its a short distance to the car park.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dior A/W 2014/2015

More proper business clothes from Dior this season with accents like gemstone embellishments and lace-ups. 

The casual dresses are colourful with an overlay effect.

The formal dresses are flouncy with high-low cuttings.

In Dior Menswear, it's all business too with nicely tailored suits in a rose print, polka dots, single stripe...

Some fur pieces coz it's winter, fur collars, fur lining (like), full on fur.

Then there is Dior Cruise 2015 collection that is usually more colourful and flowy.

Dior Cruise collection seems inspired by scarves. Not in the usual manner of course, the pieces look abstract and haphazardly thrown together so you don't get that homespun quilting vibe but rather something more modern and high fashion.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

TSP WIN: 28 piece Dinner Set

Tong Seng Produce / Giant Lucky Draw win! 28 piece, plain white, fine bone china, plate set. TSP carries recognizable rice brands like Songhe and AAA, so it wasn't difficult entering this contest. I am going to keep this one for myself as my IKEA white plates have dwindled in numbers over the years.

This set is a 7 piece setting for 4 people. Kinda strange but the plates have similar shapes, so it can also be a 2 piece setting for 8 people with serving plates.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Estee Lauder Take It Away Waterproof Makeup Remover

Estee Lauder Take It Away is a waterproof makeup remover that is gentle and effective, leaving the skin clean, fresh, soft. Notice the childproof cap that makes it convenient for young moms and also suitable to pack onto vacations (no spillage).

Use together with one of Estee Lauder's facial wash, Perfectly Clean splash away foaming cleanser.

Monday, August 25, 2014


LeNu is a Taiwanese Beef Noodle Bar. There is a Beef Noodle contest in Taiwan every year, so there are variations and classics, at the end of the day, its all just beef noodles.

The dipping sauce here is classic sourish, but more robust.

The sides are good, I like pickled everything and love century egg tofu.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Supermarket Contests Tip #3

Split up shopping trips into weekly events instead of 1 big monthly spree. Contests come out at different times, as determined by the respective food companies. This way you can catch all the contests and even take advantage of weekly in-store promotions.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2014/15

Hearkening back to days of old, the tale of Little Red Riding Hood comes alive this season @ D&G. 

I am a fan of those woodland creatures appliques, also available in botanical. Heavy, heavy hoods and old-style quilted tapestry fabric. The fabric de riguer is a Keys pattern. Chainmail is replaced with gemstones and lace-ups in translucent chiffon makes the look sexier than ever before.

Over in menswear, D&G recreates a matching theme. However, the style is modern western without pushing boundaries. Featurinsilhouette prints. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lock & Lock Redemption

Kao Attack detergent organized this redemption for its first 500 customers. Yes, that's 500, I think that covers everyone that wants one. 

A Lock & Lock nesting storage set (worth $18.20) that I had to collect from the Lock & Lock flagship store @ JEM. Soo far away...*signz*

Microwavable & Air-tight, fill 'em up with grains, dried fruit or candy for a great housewarming pressie

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lancome Rouge in Love / Gloss in Love

In Spring 2013, Lancome made a lipstick for the fashion crowd that I think young kids will gravitate towards as well. Rouge in Love lipsticks are lightweight yet high colour & radiant for up to 6 hours. All 31 shades are separated into 3 categories of morning, late afternoon and evening, as it is expected you will change your lip colour to match your mood and outfit accordingly.

Personally, I really like the packaging and light as feather feel. I wished someone had given me some of these when I was younger. $40 each.

Lancome also made a Gloss in Love lipgloss collection of 12 shades, separated into 3 categories. Each providing the same high shine, colour and hydration for up to 6 hours.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tunglok Restaurant

More lunches with the ladies @ Tunglok restaurants.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Supermarket Contests Tip #2

Some contests are advertised in-store, so get ready to snap a pic of contest details with your phone for reference. You can enter the contest at your convenience after checkout.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ralph Lauren Autumn/Winter 2014/2015


Ralph Lauren extrapolates on it's Resort collection for Autumn/Winter. Sending out cashmeres in soft pastel colours. The design lines are kept simple with a soft draping of fabrics to lend fluidity.

Evening wear features dramatic fluffy furs and 20s-style flapper sequins on the dresses.

Polo Ralph Lauren, the ready-to-wear line, takes a different direction by going native american with traditional patterned knits and darker colours.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Transformers Win

These Transformers toys are courtesy of P&G, from the latest movie. I was expecting a series of toys from previous Transformers installments (as stated in the contest form) but new is always better I guess, higher probability my nephews don't have Grimlock & CrossHairs.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lipsticks / Lip Glosses

Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lipsticks are available in 13 shades in either Creme (matte) or Shimmer (tiny sparkles). The pic above is what it looks like off the shelf, I bought these during Christmas so it has the navy blue base & gold confetti holiday look. I like to buy my stuff during Christmas coz of all that extra pizazz in price/packaging.

 As a girl I like the shimmer alot, practically speaking creme is what people buy. The colours turn up brilliantly on the lips even though the formulation is sheer, and continues to stay true all day long (long wearing too). It's made with lip loving ingredients like shea butter, murumuru butter and apricot kernal but I still find it not as creamy & moisturizing as lip glosses and that's just a general comment.

From left to right: Crystal Baby Creme (peach), Crystal Pink Creme (pink), Passion Fruit Shimmer (red with sparkles). $40 for each.

Estee Lauder also has 23 shades of multi-award winning Pure Colour Lipglosses. They are high colour, long wearing, multi-dimensional shine, lusciously conditioning. My version also has that gold confetti Christmas packaging. The formulation is sheer to medium. $38 each.