Monday, April 14, 2014

NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®: StyloMILO

Today's post is going to be one that's close to heart for most of us
because I'll be talking about NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®'s NEW Milo capsules!!

As much as I remember about my childhood and my teenage years, it's possibly 90% filled with Milo!!
Hot Milo drink for breakfast before school, Milo nugget snacks, Milo cereal balls, iced Milo during recess, Milo from the Milo truck (best thing ever) during cross countries etc.
Milo played a huge part in my growing up years,
and now even as an adult, Milo is still growing older with me and is still very relevant in my life!! :D
I was beyond thrilled when I heard that NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® came up with the new Milo capsules!
If you've read my previous post about NDG, you'd know that I LOVE my NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Genio machine a lot
and I'm still drinking the different flavours of NDG capsules on a regular basis!
And now here comes my new favourite - the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Milo capsules!!! ^~^

What's the difference between regular Milo and NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Milo?
It definitely has the same great (plus super comforting) chocolatey and malty taste,
but drinking the NDG Milo is just a whole new experience!
The texture of the NDG Milo is a lot more smooth and velvety, and I LOVE the froth at the top of the Milo!!
It's so perfectly frothed by the NDG machine, no amount of tariking (pulling process of preparing the drink) would be able to achieve this!

 Plus I can even do a bit of latte art on my NDG Milo when I have special guests over at my place!!


To put it in my very Singlish term,
drinking the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Milo is like drinking atas (high-class) and adult-ish Milo that is comparable to barista standards of drinks hahah! xD
Super indulgent and pampering one!!
 I LOVE THE SMELL OF MILO~~~
Reminds me of the best days of childhood all the time ^~^
 Heheh want a sip? ^~^
You can now get the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Milo capsules from selected supermarkets or
the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® webstore

BUT!!!!
There is no place better to get these precious capsules than at
TANGS VivoCity
from now till 15th April 2014
because there's currently a NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® roadshow going on!

I went there with Jayne, my mummy and my uncle the other day and I had a lot of fun!!!
We got to try the new NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Milo, saw a demonstration on the new generations of NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® machines, and even had some complimentary sweet treats! ^~^

The very friendly staff helping us prepare our Milo! :D
Have you ever seen a classier cup of Milo? ♥_♥
TOO CHIO!!!

 I also got to try one of their festive specials - Gingerbread Spiced Latte! b:

 Jayne and I all excited about trying the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Milo!! :D
This shot you can see my #ootd hahah
Desserts to go along with our yummy hot NDG Milo!
Mini Midnight Cookies Cupcakes
 Chocolate Mousse Cups
 Vanilla Milo Macarons!!
Wah!! Milo + Macarons, I love it!!!
Disclaimer:
I wasn't holding the Milo card because I needed to do it....
but I really wanted to because it looks so cute hahah xD
They looked like giant chips that you use to play in games (like mahjong) LOL!

By the way, check out the MASSIVEEEEE poster behind me!!!
If that huge cup of NDG Milo was in real life I'd be able to finish it all, no problem :P
 Mummy and I!
Mother knows best, and that's why her kids grew up with Milo and she's buying NDG Milo for us now :P
 My uncle, my mum and I! ^~^
My uncle's first reaction when he drank the NDG Milo was
"wah! 这个很滑! (the texture is really smooth!)"
And I pointed at the poster behind us and said "So it's true to the description they wrote there!" xD
 Anyway, if you're heading down to VivoCity TANGS to check out the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® booth,
you'll also be able to see and touch the NDG Machines before purchasing them! xD
It's awesome because you'll get to see the machines in flesh, the size of the machine, the colours available, how to use it etc.
And more importantly, you can close your eyes and visualize these machines at your home's counter top,
and waking up to a wide variety of flavours of delicious, warm, cafe-style beverages every morning!
Woohoo, life is good~~~ ^~^
 The new MiniME™ (which was crowned the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014) is the hot favourite at the moment cause it's more compact in size and thus great for homes with smaller kitchens!
But there's also the bigger option that look super impressive and futuristic - the Circolo~
Additionally, you can choose from machines using buttons or those with the joystick for a more professional barista-from-home feel! :P
With so many selections to decide from, I'd definitely recommend heading down to TANGS VivoCity to check them out
plus you can get a free cup of NDG Milo HEHEHE!
 But wait, that's not the end yet!
At the TANGS VivoCity roadshow, you get to buy all of these flavours at once!!!
I usually get my NDG capsules online when I'm running out of them,
but there's just this super thrilling feeling from grabbing the boxes of capsules off the shelves and putting them into your shopping basket!! xD
 Also, they have my favourite Green Tea Latte and Caramel Latte Macchiato in stock!!!! :D :D
When I go to supermarkets, I usually only see the regular coffee flavours which are still yummy,
but what really stole my tastebuds and my heart, got me fall in love with NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®,
and made me go like "this is so genius! this is the best thing that ever existed" was their Green Tea Latte!!!
Till now, the only place I managed to buy Green Tea Latte and Caramel Latte Macchiato capsules is on the NDG website,
so I was very excited when I saw these capsules on the shelf, I can't help it LOL!

That aside, look at all the gorgeous colours of the capsule boxes!
My dream home dining area or dream office pantry will definitely need a shelf like this~~
And now to add another favourite flavour to my NDG must-buy list - Milo!!! :D
Without a doubt, it's going to be one of NDG's most loved flavours too! ^~^
My shopping basket!
I still have a lot of boxes of NDG capsules at home, so I only bought the flavours that I've run out of (Caramel Latte Macchiato, Cafe Au Lait), 2 boxes of Milo capsules,
plus a new flavour I'd like to try - Chai Tea Latte! ^~^
Super happy, I can't wait to drink them all hahah!
This is what my home NDG shelf looks like at the moment!!!
Not bad right? xD
Don't be mistaken, NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® only sent me 2 boxes of Milo,
my family and I bought the rest of the boxes cause we love them so much LOL
Additionally, you can also get a superrrrr adorable NDG capsule cushion when you purchase more than 5 boxes of capsules!
WHILE STOCKS LASTS~~~

Sadly, all these pretty cushions aren't mine T~T
Borrowed to take photos with them at the NESTLE office the other day!

You can also get the blue cushion on the NDG webshop at
www.dolce-gusto.com.sg 
But I do have the pink one from the roadshow at VivoCity TANGS the other day!! :D
I was so excited I made an instavideo of myself opening it hahah



Hopefully I'll be able to get them all soon!!

Before I end this post,
there's one last awesome thing I need to add!
NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® is currently having a
StyloMILO Contest!!!
If you think you're stylo enough, strike your most stylo pose with the new NDG Milo
and 5 lucky winners could stand a chance to walk away with a $50 NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® goodie bag each!
Plus, ONE lucky winner will stand a chance to win a free NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® machine and goodie bag!!

How to join:
1. Post a picture of your stylo pose with the NDG Milo with the hashtag #StyloMILO on your Instagram or Facebook account!
2. Wait for the announcement of winners by NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®!!

Too easy!!! xD
Contest ends on the 25th of April 2014!
For your reference, here's my entry for the contest~~
Used my new punching pillar as a prop hahah stylo enough or not? xD
If you don't have the NDG machine or the Milo capsules at home yet,
not to worry cause you can head down to TANGS VivoCity to take photos with the hugeee NDG Milo backdrop to take part in this contest!
For more info you can check it out HERE
Good luck everyone!
Thank you for reading, love you all
AND STAY STYLOMILO!! ^~^

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Starbucks Inspired Charm Bracelet

Hello loves ^~^
I checked my YouTube channel and my last DIY video was 3 weeks ago hahah oops :X
I guess the mood to DIY comes in waves, like you kinda gotta be inspired by things and got the feel for it before you can actually make something that you really like and want to share with others! ^~^
I don't believe in making things just for the sake of "oh I DIY-ed just to update something new", "oh I DIY cause I'm obliged to", 
nopeeeee, not my thing~

ANYWAY,
THIS TIME, I GOT A LOT OF FEEL HAHAHA

I saw a photo of a Starbucks bracelet online and I had that
OMG I GOTTA HAVE THAT feeling!
My first response was to google for anyone who's selling it
but most of those sold online are either super crappily made, super expensive or super
i-don't-ship-to-singapore-where-in-the-world-is-that T~T

So I decided to make it myself and
experiment with something new - Polymer Clay!
I've seen a lot of videos of polymer clay stuff by accident (and I usually get annoyed)
cause they'd always pop up and cheat my feelings when I'm looking for REAL EDIBLE CAKE RECIPE TUTORIALS hahah xD

But now, I'm actually glad I chanced upon those videos before, so at least I know of a material that I can use to DIY my own Starbucks inspired charm bracelet!! ^~^

Unlike the old school clay we used to play with as kids that take forever to dry,
Polymer Clay requires baking in the oven and will only take a few minutes to dry!
It will never harden air-dried, so you can take as long as you want to shape and re-shape it!
I'M A NEWBIE AT POLYMER CLAY
so if I do make any mistakes in my making of this bracelet, please forgive the noob~~

I made a really simple video tutorial showing how I made the better looking charms (frappuccino, hot beverage cup, chocolate fudge cake, choc chip cookie) and also how I weaved my bracelet! ^~^
I never like things that are too complicated, so I tried to cheat my way through making the charms by making things as optional and simplified as possible!
Hope you guys will like it and try it out! :D


ALL CHARMS NEED TO BE BAKED & GLAZED!!
You can buy the Polymer Clay, Chalk Pastels, Sculpey Glaze, Headpins, Jump Rings from ART FRIEND.
Transparencies & green marker from POPULAR Bookstore.

The reason why I'm making this tutorial is because I'm not intending to sell my handmade items
but at the same time I want you girls to have a way of owning a pretty bracelet too~

No copyright infringement intended, I love you Starbucks for having the prettiest drinks and logo ever ♥♥♥♥♥♥

For more photos, please visit my blog at:
http://www.rachelltan.com/2014/04/starbucks-inspired-charm-bracelet.html

Song used: Anna Kendrick - Cups (Pitch Perfect's "When I'm Gone")
The reason why I'm making this tutorial is because I'm NOT intending to sell my handmade items
but at the same time I want you girls to have a way of owning a pretty bracelet too~

No copyright infringement intended, I love you Starbucks for having the prettiest drinks and logo ever ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Enjoy the photos!!!
















Can't wait to wear my gorgeous Starbucks inspired charm bracelet out!!!
It's my favourite bracelet EVERRRRRR xD
Probably my top favourite DIY right now, along with my

Thank you for reading, love you all!