Monday, October 29, 2012

Rachell Tan x maryjulian

Remember my Interview with Jade Seah blogpost where I mentioned my hand-picked maryjulian collection which will be launching soon? :)

Wait no further because you can now purchase these pieces at http://www.jipaban.com/store/maryjulian! Yay!! :D

It's an amazing collection and I absolutely love every single design!
They're all super wearable, comfortable, chic and trendy,
and best of all, you can get them affordably at Jipaban!


I love the Arachnid Stud Top in all 3 colours because studded pieces are the best to pimp up a simple outfit!
Everyone can look effortlessly chic with this crop top paired with a basic pair of shorts :)

When it comes to studs, I personally feel that the quality matters a lot.
There are studs that are glued on and flat, which are usually the cheapest form of studs,
and there are those which are more three-dimensional and securely fastened on your apparels.
And as expected of maryjulian's standards, the Arachnid Stud Top uses the high quality gunmetal studs which won't fall off easily, which makes the top even more worth getting! :D

Arachnid Stud Top (White)



Another unique design about the Arachnid Stud Top which makes it so attractive is the gorgeous web design on its back!
It's sexy, it's enticing, but at the same time it's still conservative enough for those who don't wish to show too much skin :)
I personally think it adds an air of mystery to the person wearing it,
and this effect is further enhanced when you choose the Arachnid Stud Top in Black!

Arachnid Stud Top (Black)




But of course, too much of black and white clothes in your wardrobe wouldn't be fun.
So maryjulian's new launch also has an Arachnid Stud Top in a sweet cheery Yellow! :)

Arachnid Stud Top (Yellow)



Also, if you haven't already caught up with the graphic dress trend, you NEED to get this Coisley Graphic Dress from maryjulian!
Graphic dresses are all the rage right now and they don't only look trendy and classy, but they're also extremely flattering to the figure!

And there's just something about the psychedelic prints on the Coisley Graphic Dress that makes it so eye-catching and alluring, and it is currently one of my favourite dresses in my wardrobe! :)

Coisley Graphic Dress


In addition, the optical illusion design incorporated into this dress further enhances your figure to give you an hour glass silhouette!
Best choice for a more formal and sophisticated event :)


But on lazy days when you simply don't feel like wearing anything tight-fitting
or when you feel conscious about your tummy (or if you're going for buffets or a big meal),
conceal that little tummy bump with this snuggly knitted pullover from maryjulian! :D

One thing I love about the Reight Striped Pullover is how stretchy and comfortable the material is!
I wore it once on a warm sunny day recently, but the fact that it's knitted and long-sleeved didn't give me much problems at all :)
It's thin enough for our summer all-year-round climate, but comfy enough for you to even sleep in it!

Reight Striped Pullover (Navy)




It's uneven hems (shorter at front and longer at back) is also a simple but ingenious design!
I can fully appreciate this because I'm fond of tucking in my knitted tops at the front but I like it draping down gradually towards the back.
When my other knitted tops have hems of equal length, it can be quite a hassle to tuck so much material from the front into my shorts without significantly increasing the shape of my waist line, which can cause quite an unattractive bump from the side view :/

Thankfully I don't have this problem with the Reight Striped Pullover! :)

Also, if you've noticed, unlike other oversized / bat-wing long sleeved knitted tops, the sleeves of the Reight Striped Pullover is tight-fitting at the forearm.
And to me, this creates a very strong visual impact!
Sometimes, oversized clothes may make people look bulkier although they are slim in actuality.
But with the tight-fitting sleeves, it suggests to others that you're actually really slender, but just dressing down comfortably in something casual and oversized ;)

In all, the snug material, gorgeous choice of cutting and also design (I love thick stripes!) of the Reight Striped Pullover makes it my definite top pick out of this entire already impressive maryjulian collection! :)

And because it's so stretchy and wearable, it's an obvious MUST-HAVE for girls of all sizes!

Reight Striped Pullover (Black)



Last but not least, the new maryjulian collection hasn't forgotten about girls' undying love for denim shorts! :)
With its bright aztec details peeking out at the pocket, the Tyra Aztec Pocket Denim shorts is as versatile as your basic denim shorts, but even prettier.

For me, it's slightly longer to be worn as it is, but it fits perfectly when rolled up at the hem! :)

Tyra Aztec Pocket Denim




I'm so excited about this collection because the pieces are simply amazing and yet super wearable
and I'm sure you girls will love it as much as I do!
So remember to check out this awesome maryjulian collection which I handpicked http://www.jipaban.com/store/maryjulian

If you love this collection too, do feel free to drop me a comment on the NuffnangX app to let me know as it would definitely make my day! :D

Thank you for reading, love you all!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

So I just had 2 of my wisdom teeth removed yesterday, and it didn't hurt one bit at all.
Heng ah :p
It's more of the fear of how my gums are healing and the bleeding that scared me hahaha!
But I'm given anti-swelling meds, medicated mouth rinse, anti-biotics and painkillers to help me cope with it :D

But thankfully the dentist I went to was really skilled and made the surgery as calming as possible for me :)

Wisdom teeth.. what a misleading name because it doesn't give anyone any extra wisdom at all :/

A wisdom tooth, in humans, is any of the usual four third molars.
Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25.
Most adults have four wisdom teeth.
Wisdom teeth commonly affect other teeth as they develop, becoming impacted or "coming in sideways.
(via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisdom_tooth)

Here's a picture I found from google of the types of wisdom teeth there are.
My bottom two wisdom teeth (which I had extracted) were the angular/ partial eruption one I think.
When I saw the X-ray of my wisdom teeth growing in this manner, I was quite grossed out.
It's like all the teeth grew out straight, even if it isn't perfectly straight which is why we need braces, but wisdom teeth look sooo freaky!

But because my wisdom teeth weren't fully exposed so I needed the doctor to cut up the gum to remove the teeth.
Sounds a lot scarier than it really is.. but trust me it didn't hurt at all! :)
The doctor will inject local anesthesia so you're fully awake but can't feel a thing on your whole mouth, tongue and lips!
I was still busy fretting over my failed macarons and thinking of baking cupcakes during the surgery,
it's good to distract yourself with happy thoughts lol!


Wisdom tooth removal usually is effective in preventing:
Crowding of the back teeth.
A wisdom tooth becoming stuck in the jaw (impacted) and never breaking through the gums.
Red, swollen, and painful gums caused by a flap of skin around a wisdom tooth that has only partially come in.
Gum disease and tooth decay in the wisdom tooth, which may be harder to clean than other teeth, or in the teeth and jaw in the area of the wisdom tooth.
(via http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/wisdom-tooth-extraction)

No wonder I had that weird flappy gum at the back of my mouth which hurt when I brushed it for the longest time!
Not everyone will find it necessary to remove their wisdom teeth,
but I found the following points to consider on the same website if you're thinking of removing yours as well.

What To Think About:
If your wisdom teeth are not causing problems, it may be difficult to decide whether to have these teeth removed to prevent possible dental problems later in life.
You may never have any problems with your wisdom teeth.
In younger people (late teens and early 20s), the wisdom tooth's roots are not fully developed and the jaw bone is not as dense, so it is easier to remove the tooth.
The easier it is to remove the tooth, the easier your recovery is likely to be.
If you have a medical condition that may get worse over time and your teeth may cause problems, consider having your wisdom teeth removed while you are healthy.
(via http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/wisdom-tooth-extraction)

For me, I removed my wisdom teeth for initially vanity sake because I wanted to put on braces
but with the wisdom teeth growing at such uncooperative angles at the back, my teeth was overcrowded at the bottom and I needed to make space for my braces if I want straight teeth.
But after surgery, I realised all the other benefits involved from it!
I no longer have to worry about wisdom teeth when I grow older, no more weird flappy and painful gum, it will be easier to clean my teeth now, lesser chances of the wisdom teeth being unclean and causing my other molar teeth to decay too! :)

The entire procedure only took about an hour for me and I think it's worth it!
One thing less to worry about :)
Just be really gentle with yourself after it because it's still a minor surgery after all!
Make sure you have nothing on for the next week after your surgery because you'll want to rest a lot.
I'm going to rest in bed after typing this :p

Also, you might have to go on a liquid/ soft food only diet for the next few days though
which is awesome cause it's a good time for your body to detox and lose weight muahah :p

Swelling of your cheeks and continuous bleeding for 24 hours is normal.
If you'd like to get yourself better prepared, you can google more about it to know what to expect too! :)
That's what I did and I found this website really helpful:
http://www.webmd.com/oral-health/wisdom-tooth-extraction

For the first day, I'm not allowed to eat, drink, rinse my mouth or lie down to sleep for 3 hours after the surgery.
The nurse told me to "watch TV at home" and I was like secretly super happy hahaha
I CHIONG THE WHOLE SERIES OF THE "VAMPIRE KNIGHTS" AND "VAMPIRE KNIGHTS GUILTY" ANIME :p
What an awesome excuse to indulge in my anime without feeling guilty, yay!
Plus I will be so caught up in the anime, I won't have time to think of the wound in my mouth too :)

Now I can't wait for the swelling to go down so I can start putting my braces yay! :D
Pretty teeth pretty teeth, come to me!

The dental clinic I went to was:

Dr Chia at Tooth Angels & Co. Dental Surgeons (The Central)
http://www.toothangels.com/index.html
Address:
The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #B1-01
Singapore 059817
Nearest MRT : Clarke Quay
Tel : +65 6222 6220

Business Hours
Monday to Friday - 10:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday - 10:00am to 7:00pm ( By appointments only )
Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays

Costs:
Approx $2k for 2 wisdom teeth in my case, $2.9k (if i didn't remember wrongly) for all 4 wisdom teeth to be extracted
and it can be fully covered by MediSave (can use your parents' if you haven't start working yet)! :)

I was really happy with how everything went at Tooth Angels with Dr Chia because I felt super assured because Dr Chia is very experienced!
He also said some small jokes during the surgery so that I would relax and not be scared
and he kept encouraging me "no pain? very good! a little more to go! we're half done already!" :)
I really like assuring doctors because surgeries are always quite daunting no matter how brave you are.
Also, his nurses were really sweet to me!
They were so patient and told me what to do (hand gesture 0 to 5 to show the level of pain cause I'm not allowed to talk), my hand was at 0 the whole time cause no pain hahah!
And I went to the dentist without make up, cause the thought of removing my make up with my vulnerable swollen cheeks... not worth it,
but I felt super conscious because the first time I went I had full thick make up on, but one of their nurses told me kindly "you look nice without make up too, younger" :') I WANTED TO CRY!!!

So if you're having problems with your wisdom teeth and would like to get it removed, maybe you can try out Tooth Angels :)
I'm not sponsored by them at all but I really feel like their doctors and nurses are really sincere and professional and worth recommending!

Here's a picture of me when I went to the clinic the other day for my first dental appointment :)
Will update more about my teeth soon!



Thank you for reading!
Love you all :D

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Staycation (MBS) Part 1

Turn heads with this super flattering bralet top from Amebelle!
They've just been updated with a brand new collection which looks super glamorous, I love it!
So do check them out at their site :)
Remember to quote "rach5" with your purchase to get special discounts!





I just realised I have a ton of pictures of places I went and stuff I did that I haven't updated yet!
Whoopsss!

I'll try to catch up asap!!!
I'm sorry :(

But by the time you're reading this post, my face is probably as swollen as a chipmunk because I'm getting 2 of my wisdom teeth extracted in a few hours!
I'm quite scared for it actually....
So if I do post any pictures for the next few days, it's probably a "hey look at my oversized swollen cheeks" or "oh look I'm a chipmunk" kind of picture hahah!

I'm actually.... going for braces soon!
Will update this space about it if you girls are keen :)


This is going to be largely a picture post cause my brain isn't working much at 3am so I can't type properly anymore... T~T

Anyway, here's a few pictures from my "fake holiday" in Singapore with my family hehe!
I think it's called staycation but that term felt a little too formal, idk :x
We booked a hotel at Marina Bay Sands and had an amazing night view (and day view) of Gardens By The Bay!



I think I was the only one in my family who took this as a real holiday lol!!
I even packed a luggage properly like I would if I went overseas okay hahah
My mum and my brother still left some of their stuff at home and went back to get it once, cheat one :p


Tadah!
I even brought a hair curler along with me :)


Camwhoring in the hotel room!
See my cute otaku boyfriend playing with his handphone games behind
HEHEHE otaku :p



Lots of OOTD shots because I really liked this outfit!
I was wearing a fake collar from http://www.jipaban.com/ by the way! :)






And then we went to buy chocolates at Chocolate.Candy.Delicatessen!
I LOVE CHOCOLATESSSS

Talking about chocolates.. I think I'll go get some now, brb.


okay done, I'm back with a nutella sandwich ;) ;)


What's better than chocolate?
Chocolate wrapped in super cute and pretty packaging!
I'm a sucker for packaging sometimes..



And my boyfriend bought "manly" chocolate hahaha!
He says it's damn shiok because they put real jack daniel's in it, not just an essence or whatever
*shudder* sorry I can't appreciate any alcohol at all :/


BUT I CAN APPRECIATE FOOD!!!
My lil bro, sister, boyfriend and I shared the food!



Their bread and butter pudding tastes amazing!
It's one of the best warm non-chocolate desserts ever :D


MBS' Ciabatta bread... I'm officially addicted to it!
Idk how bread can tastes so damn good but it just does o.o
I can probably eat their bread with butter everyday for the rest of my life haha!



Bright and early the next morning!


We were planning to go to GBTB later on (will blog about it in the next few blogposts!) that day :D



Some step deep in thought step one rise and shine and happy to be awake so early shots hahah



You know what.. I'd actually rather be lying in bed sleeping with the cosy soft hotel blankets..


Good hair day I suppose!!!
RARE!!! ^~^



CUTE BUFF BOYFRIEND AHHH~



My OOTD shot for the day!
Floral tank top/mini dress from http://www.jipaban.com/ :)





OMG THIS WAS SUCH A LAZY AND MEANINGLESS POST...
*guilty*

I'M SORRY, I STILL LOVE YOU ALL!!!
It's just that it's really late now and I have to get up early for wisdom teeth extractions tomorrow and I need to sleep and my brain is crashing already :(
I'M SORRY T~T

I will blog properly about the staycation (and many other posts) when I've recovered from the wisdom teeth extractions!
Promise promise promise!

Swollen-cheeks-to-be signing off!

But still, I really want to thank you and you and you so much for reading!!! :)
Love you all!