I'VE GOT A PACKAGE from Early Picker!
Early Picker service is where you can buy hottest & trendiest brand & products from Korea!
Plus, the prices may even be the lowest you can find! :D
There are also Time Sales with hit items, so if you gather your friends and make your purchases together, you can buy the hottest products at even cheaper prices!
Last but definitely not the least, Early Picker will send a sample pouch along with your parcels.
You can get up to 12+ samples in the pouch, and if you're lucky, you may even receive regular size products as samples! :O
Now let's see what I got in my package ^~^
I love Korean cosmetics and skincare products so much because they're not only of high quality, they also have the cutest packagings ever! ^~^
[Banila Co] Clean it Zero
It's originally in a solid form, but once it touches your skin it melts into a soothing liquid that helps cleanse heavy make up without stripping your skin of its natural moisture.
[Aprilskin] Pinkyclay Nose Pack
One of the most hyped up nose packs you can find online!
And I love how it comes in a 3 step kit - Toner (to open up your pores), Pink Clay (to pull out the dirt), and Soothing Gel (to moisturize dry skin and control sebum production)
[Aprilskin] Fixing Cara
A 2-in-1 that comes with a fixer to hold your lashes up high all day long before you apply your mascara as usual!
[Banila Co] It Radiant CC Cream
Wanted to get banila co. products for the longest time ever because Taeyeon endorses it, and I finally got to try it thanks to Early Picker!!! :D
It definitely surpasses my expectation! I love the dewy look this colour control base provides!
[Medicube] Red Concealer
Plus it's also provides high coverage and UV protection on problem areas such as acne scars (which you need protection at the most).
I LOVE THIS FLATLAY SO MUCH :D
Korean cosmetics & skincare don't only come in cute packagings!
Sometimes they're sleek and chic, and as dark as your soul lol!
[Aprilskin] Magic All Kill Cleansing Water
I chose the Cleansing Water because I like the idea of not having to worry about oily sticky residue after I remove my make up, so I'm always stocking up on these!
[Dr.Jart] Dermaclear Micro Water
Maybe I should do a cleansing water test some day cause I love them so much haha!
[Aprilskin] Magic Snow Cushion 2.0
Hands down prettiest and coolest cushion I've ever laid my hands on!!!
Just stare at the chic black packaging!
Even the sponge is pure black~~~
I've in love!
I've been using this cushion for a week now, and the texture is light, good coverage and has a nice fragrance to it.
Huge plus point would be how pretty it looks in my make up collection :D
[Aprilskin] Magic Zoom Eyeliner
Using this in Deep Zoom (dark brown) to line the bottom of my eyes.
Not too harsh, nice to blend, and offers quite a bit of precision.
So proud of myself for picking this hahah!
[Tony Moly] Inked Cushion Gel Liner
I literally want to cry over how cute this is hahah!
I'm a huge sucker for anything gimmicky, I admit! But the application of this Cushion Gel Liner is actually pretty smooth. It makes you feel like you're painting on your eyes ^~^
Last but not least, here's the bag of FREE samples I got! :O
Going for a staycation soon for my BF's birthday! The Cleansing Water samples are definitely gonna come in handy!
Thank you Early Picker for letting me get access to these awesome Korean brands & staying updated with the latest Korean skincare/ cosmetics trend! :)
Now I just hope they have the Taeyeon x banila co. collection up soon cause I really want them hahah!
As always, thank you for reading!!! :D
A must visit event every year, the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar is back again! :D
You can read my blogpost LAST YEAR on Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2016 here:
This year, it was a really last minute decision, and I was there with Peishi, Noah & Sean! ^~^
Noah was just really not into it (I mean, look at his face -.-) the whole time whereas Peishi and I were like excited tourists trying everything although we had steamboat earlier that day and were beyond stuffed!
As expected every year, a ton of colourful and insta-worthy treats! ^~^
Although some may not taste very nice, our cameras were satisfied enough!
And after all, they're all really fun treats to try & people put in a lot of effort to make them :D
Saw this shop selling these HUUUUUGE looking Octopus balls and I was like I NEED IT!
Bought 3 in the end to share with Peishi, cause both Sean and Noah don't take octopus.
Their staff were all so steady and fun, they immediately posed when they saw me taking photos of them xD
VERY FILLING AND SHIOK HAHAH!
Met so many familiar faces at the Ramadan Bazaar, Sean met his secondary school discipline master, we found our friend who used to work at Boufe, Noah bumped into his friend who has a booth there, Peishi bumped into her fans,
and I bumped into people HAHAH
It wasn't as crowded as the past years maybe because it was pouring yesterday, and the bazaar just started so not many people knew about it yet!
Thankful to the lovely people at Milk Bites for these Fried Milk!
It comes in several interesting flavours, and it's really good for people who want a sweet indulgence!
First of its kind in Singapore, you can find them at booth 75 :)
So many other interesting booths with psychedelic looking drinks like Unicorn blood, Mermaid Tears, Cosmic drinks etc!
And we bumped into Noah's fan who brought along his superrrrrr adorable Pomeranian called...... FRENCH FRY!!!!!
OMG SOOOOOOOO CUTE we just stood there for 10 minutes gushing and admiring French Fry T~T
This Rainbow Beef Burger is damn good imo!
Juicy & flavourful.
Last year I had a Rainbow Bagel but it's the sweet kind, but because it's savory this year, even Sean loves it! :P
And then I spotted some smoke going on at the Dragon Breath's stall, and I went over to pose for a photo with my half bitten Rainbow Burger hahaha!
KEBABS ARE A MUST-HAVE, OBVIOUSLY~~
When we were there yesterday, most of the game stalls weren't set up yet.
But we had enough fun with these 3 stalls haha!
We won this really legit looking build-it-yourself Lego inspired gun that actually shoots bullets :O
Will post more about it on my IG soon hahah!
The vendors were really nice, please show them lots of support!
$4 per game only, not too bad :D
We saw The Raclette Factory that has the Raclette cheese everyone is excited about, but by the time we saw their booth we were too full so we didn't get to try it :(
Instead, just walk up a little bit and you will see this super nice alley for you to take photos!!! :D
I love the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar for being so fun every year! ^~^
To all our Muslim friends, may you have a blessed Ramadan! :D
Venue: Platform 1094
Address: 1094 Serangoon Rd Singapore
Tel: 6204 6003
I've been on a long hiatus from my blog, but this is one cafe that I felt like I HAVE TO write about, simply because I enjoyed my time there so much!
Finally managed to take time to visit Platform 1094, a Harry Potter/ magical inspired cafe in Singapore that will be sure to make any potterhead hyperventilate!
Tried to call some weeks back but I think they were too busy to answer my call, and when I finally called through the other morning, I quickly placed a reservation for 2PM (after lunch peak) that day!
Loving the details and all the efforts put into decorating the cafe, making sure it was in theme!
Extremely pleasing to the eyes I must say!
At Platform 1094, they do provide the wizard robes, ties, wands, round glasses, wizard hats and everything a wizard could possibly need!
But being the extra that I am, I actually wore my own shirt + knit top, brought my own tie which I'd bought from Universal Studios Orlando's The Wizarding World of Harry Potter... and brought along my own wands hahaha!
In my defence, based on the photos I saw on IG, I seriously thought everyone who went to the cafe brought their own props for photos okay.
I was just exceptionally enthusiastic about the things I like and wanted to make an effort, that's all LOL!
We ordered 2 mains, 1 side, 2 magical drinks, and 2 stunning desserts!
Total damage was $100+.
It's definitely on the pricey side, but personally I feel like it's one of those cafes you go on special occasions to take a lot of photos, to pamper yourselves and just have fun and not worry too much about the damage it does to your wallet, you know?
Food wise, I really really liked the crab pasta, so please do order that when you're there!
Their plated desserts were also very pretty and worth trying!
Check out the berry foam and wand chocolate deco, so much effort put into a dish!
Of course, a Harry Potter inspired cafe would definitely not miss out on Butterbeer (non-alcoholic)!
As one of their must-try drinks, the taste was sweet, yummy and extremely happiness-inducing.
They also have another signature drink that typically everyone goes over to Platform 1094 to try, which is the Flaming Brew (previously called the Goblet of Fire). More pictures of that later!
I guess you could say I'm a delusional 27-year-old auntie who likes to strut around in uniform inspired outfits... LOL!
This picture looks like I'm a newscaster... or just graduated from Hogwarts hahah!
And here it is!
Platform 1094's Flaming Brew!
It's heaps of fun, it tastes pleasant, very slightly alcoholic (but you won't get drunk, trust me), innovative and really cool!
Kudos to the cafe owners for creating this signature drink!
With so many gimmicky cafes sprouting up these days, I feel very thankful when I visit cafes that serve Instagrammable food & drinks which also tastes good!
I believe Platform 1094 is really deserving of their crowd, delivering a fun & tasty experience for all their customers, old and young alike!
Thank you for reading! :D
Till next time~
Venue: Platform 1094
Address: 1094 Serangoon Rd Singapore
Tel: 6204 6003
2 Mains, 1 Side, 2 Drinks, 1 Cake, 1 Plated Dessert
Venue: Butter Studio
147 Jalan Besar, (S)208865
Mon – Thurs 12noon – 10pm | Fri 12noon – 12mn | Sat 10.30 – 12mn | Sun 10.30 – 10pm
Attended the Unicorn Korean Buttercream Floral Crown Cake Workshop with Siew Lee the other day, courtesy of Butter Studio.
The workshop was a one day course, taught by Master Trainer Lucia, who came all the way from Korea!
This pretty lady is only a year older than me, but well-equipped with years of experience in cake decorating, and is one of the most impressive pastry chefs I've met in real life!
I felt so honoured to have been able to attend her class!! ^~^
Master Trainer Lucia's Instagram:
First, she taught us some tips and tricks on how to frost the crumb-coated red velvet cake (provided by Butter Studio) as perfectly as possible.
I was struggling at this, but thankfully I had Siew Lee with me haha!
Siew Lee is the CDP at Boufe Boutique Cafe and she's a lot more zai than I am, so she contributed a lot to our cake xD
Before Lucia taught us how to pipe the buttercream flowers, Siew Lee and I went over to take a closer look at her Unicorn Cake first!
I really can't believe these aren't real flowers omg.
I've seen fondant flowers and buttercream flowers on cupcakes before, but nothing comes close to this standard!! :O
They really look super soft and realistic, I'd never imagined they could be piped with buttercream!
Super thrilled to be able to impart some of Lucia's amazing skills through this workshop! ^~^
Lucia's so steady and confident, there were no hesitations in her moves.
She looks cool even when she's mixing the colouring into the buttercream!
We were taught colour studies, which colours to mix to achieve the perfect tones, recommended colours for different flowers etc.
In our one-day workshop, lunch was also included and provided by Butter Studio!
I had their Godfather Burger, an awe-inspiring name for a burger, and Siew Lee ordered the Mexican Wrestler.
I thought the Mexican Wrestler was really yummy cause of the refreshing Mexican spices they used!
The servings were really generous, and I also enjoyed my lunch with their Hot Nutella drink :P
Butter Studio also sells an assortment of cupcakes & whole cakes.
Among which, this Lychee Rose cake caught our eye!
The dainty rose buds added a beautiful touch to this light, fragrant cake that filled our mouths with the aroma of rose with each bite!
After lunch and it was back to piping!!! Let's go!
I wish I could just stay at pipe for three whole days so I can improve more hahah!
The ambiance of the place was fantastic and extremely conducive, I'd definitely want to be back at Butter Studio for more workshops, especially if it's taught by Lucia! :)
Lucia taught us 6 different flowers in total, and patiently held our hands to pipe some of them!!
She's extremely sweet and patient with all of us, and I'm so thankful to Lucia that I could even pipe some decent flowers with zero experience prior :D
We looked around at the other students' flowers and some of theirs were so uniformed in size and soooo pretty we were like "omg do we suck or what?" :X
And then I went over to one of the ladies and asked if it was her first time, and was honestly quite relieved to learn from her that she's been to Lucia's workshop in SG a year ago, and now she's back to learn more!
Hopefully Siew Lee and I can become really good at this after more practice too! :)
After we were done with piping as many beautiful flowers as we can, it was time to adorn our cakes with them!
Lucia demonstrated recommended placements of different flowers for the optimal look, the technique of transferring the flowers onto the cake, and tricks to keep them stable and not fall off!
And then it was hands-on time for us! ^~^
Added the final touches of gold to the eyes of the Unicorn Cake!
Couldn't stop taking pictures of all our beautiful Floral Crown Unicorn Cake creations as they lined up neatly on the table! :D
Once again, thank you soooo much Master Trainer Lucia & Butter Studio for organizing this!
I had a ton of fun & it was an extremely fruitful day of learning for all of us.
I'd definitely look forward to joining more workshops in future because there's simply so much more for me to learn! :D
And YAY because we got to bring our cakes back to eat. It was delicious, and even the buttercream tasted good! :P
For those who are keen, you can find more information or sign up for workshops at Butter Studio's Facebook or IG page, and hopefully we can be in the same classes some time too! :)
Please enjoy the pictures! ^~^
Thank you for reading!
Venue: Butter Studio
147 Jalan Besar, (S)208865
THE PLACE TO BE THIS CHRISTMAS - Universal Studios Singapore!
Apart from the usual fun rides and beautiful Christmas decorations (as expected of USS), they've also planned an exciting list of activities and exhibitions just for us to enjoy this festive season!
To mention a few:
• Santa's Village with the shoemaker, Mrs Claus' house, a little toy factory which the kids would love
• DJ Eddy Elf’s Rocking Radio Station
• Christmas Everywhere, where there will be hourly snowfall every day from 12PM
• Meet and Greet our favourite characters whom are all dressed up for Christmas
• Record-breaking Universal Journey
& many more!
And less than 10 minutes into USS, Sean actually volunteered me up on stage with DJ Eddy Elf & Woody Woodpecker for a Carol-oke hahah!
I was totally caught off guard omg :X
For those who feel bummed out that your friends/ relatives get to go overseas for Christmas while you're here in Singapore, don't be!
There's snowfall every hour at USS from 12PM onwards, and it's pretty fun too!
When we're walking around USS and it "snows" it always gives you a happy feeling haha.
And of course the highLIGHT of this whole trip to USS, the
824,961 light bulbs, 8 themed zones, and a Guinness World Records to boast of.
You seriously HAVE TO bring along your camera/ charge your phone sufficiently for this!!
The whole place is sooooo pretty, I'd totally pay for a ticket to USS, not take any of the rides, just to see this~~~~ *_*
Brace yourselves, tons of photos coming up!
[GIVEAWAY AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST]
Inspiration can come from everywhere.. and for me, food is my muse!
Experimented with NYX's eyeshadows and coloured lipstick in an attempt to do a wearable cosmic themed make up, inspired by Boufe Boutique Cafe's new Milky Way cake.
Also, I couldn't resist adding some sparkly glitter "freckles" under my eyes and across my cheeks!
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault (Holiday Edition 2016)
Using NYX <3's LA Eyeshadow:
Inner corner: Malibu
Middle of eyes: Laurel Canyon
Outer corner: Downtown LA
Milky Way cake by Boufe Boutique Cafe
Delicious, light white chocolate yogurt mousse wrapped around a calamansi jelly center, this magical looking cake definitely deserves its place as Boufe's new top selling cake!
One of the simplest but most rewarding DIYs ever!
These Unicorn Make Up Brushes are cute, practical, affordable, and really special, I'm sure you & your friends will love them!
And since Christmas is around the corner, the Icicle Christmas tree ornament should be easy to get!
I got mine from Cold Storage at just $3.90 for a whole pack.
I stained my brushes using blue & pink food colouring just for aesthetic purposes of this video.
They're easily removed with make up brush cleansers and I can proceed to use them for my make up as usual :)
Laneige BB Cushion (Holiday Limited Edition)
Unicorn Lipgloss from F21 (Orlando)
Rainbow Highlighter from F21 (Orlando)
Iridescent Eyelash Curler from F21 (Orlando)
Holographic Make Up Pouch from F21 (Orlando)
I love everything about Christmas - the food, the sparkly lights, the sweater weather, hot chocolate with marshmallows, presents, people are more smiley, friendlier & nicer, the joyous Christmas songs...
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE CHRISTMAS!!! ^~^
Just some pictures I took today~
Christmas-themed cake from https://www.whitespatula.com/
And the Triple Treat Box featuring the Santa Supreme Cheesy Bites Pizza & Warm Apple Tart from Pizza Hut!
ORDER YOUR XMAS HAMPER NOW:
What better way to show your loved ones you care this Christmas than a full box of delicious homemade goodies?
No preservatives added, so please take note of the expiry dates stated at the bottom of each product to ensure optimal freshness! :)
Starting off with these adorable looking Christmas Tree Marshmallows, they are pretty much the fluffiest marshmallows I've ever tasted!
The difference between a homemade marshmallow and those basic commercially packed sort is so stark I tell you!
With Boufe's in-house made one, I could eat them all day cause they really just melt in your mouth~~
As simple as it may look/ sound, these Almond Biscuits are actually really really good!
Made with fresh ingredients and no artificial flavourings, each bite is a burst of ground almond fragrance.
I finished the entire bottle in one day cause it's so light, crispy and easy to eat, and it doesn't hurt my teeth :P
I've always been quite confident of how yummy the brownies I bake are, and always secretly think my brownies are nicer than a lot of other cakey brownies out there LOL :X
I think this is the first Brownie I put into my mouth and like "wow, this is good" hahahaha!!
It's fudgey and rich, just the way I like it, and while it's not the chewy sort, it melts in your mouth - a texture I've never experienced with other brownies before.
So I definitely give this a thumbs up and strongly recommend this, especially if you have a sweet tooth!
For those in the mood for something more wholesome, and yet don't want to miss out on the sweet Christmas goodies, Boufe's got it covered for you in the Boufe Christmas Hamper!
Their in-house baked Honey Granola are packed with fiber and vitamins, coated by the natural sweetness of honey.
'Tis the season to snack guilt-free!
It's so good, I've unknowingly munched half a packet of it away just like that. LOL.
The cutest of the lot - Cinnamon Rolls!
Fluffy, sweet and packed with cinnamon flavour, it tastes even better when you heat it up!
If you're keen, there are also a couple of GIVEAWAYS kindly sponsored by Boufe Boutique Cafe for these Christmas Hampers (you can check out @boufesg's tagged photos).
Or you can order your Christmas Hampers now at:
For orders made before this Sunday (11/12/16), you will be entitled to FREE DELIVERY.
So do hurry and place your orders now! ^~^
435 Orchard Road, #01-18/18B
Tel: +65 67347767
I recently followed @kotobukisg on Instagram and am extremely impressed with their festive feast's aesthetics, so you could imagine how thrilled I was when I received their invitation to try it out!
The festive feast serves 3 - 4pax, is only $82 (worth $138), and contains the following:
Kotobuki’s Premium Mosaic Art Sushi
Deluxe Sashimi Premium Platter
Tempura mix platter
The Mosaic Art Sushi is the first of its kind I've seen in Singapore and it's simply tooooo pretty to be eaten!
Plus the sashimi was all really fresh and sweet, my family and I left the place immensely satisfied!
Thank you Kotobuki Izakaya at Wisma Atria once again for the invite!
Hello! I'm Rachell Tan,
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