Saturday, July 30, 2016

[POCARI SWEAT RUN 2016] 'Journey to the Moon'

The POCARI SWEAT RUN returned for a fifth edition this year, with a special theme! 'Journey to the Moon', as it was called, was to signify the amount of distance covered from every POCARI SWEAT Run since its beginning till now! This particular distance, after completion of this year's run, would cover enough kilometres to actually reach the moon from earth! The run was held at The Float @ Marina Bay this year, and the flag off time was at 6pm.

To give you a further insight into the theme this year, runners who took part in the previous editions of POCARI SWEAT RUNs have contributed a cumulated distance of 380,000KM. Over the four years, participants have covered a total of 300,000KM - a distance which is more than 75% of the distance between the Earth and the Moon. This year, there were about 10,000 runners who took part and joined their efforts to complete the remaining 80,000KM of POCARI SWEAT's Journey to the Moon.

There were many activities lined-up at the carnival area, and I took some random photos prior to my run.

I took part in the POCARI SWEAT Run last year, and I am glad that I was given the opportunity to participate in the run again but this time, my Baby joined me to do the run together for the 2016 edition.

I love the photo-taking zone which was set up for the runners, and a Giant Medal & 'Anti-Gravity' Photo Booth were some of the attractions available. We took some photos at the photo-taking zone!  

I was in the first wave to be flagged-off, and the run was much easier as compared to my Mizuno Ekiden Relay Race which took place exactly a week ago. This shows that exercising regularly is important, and practice makes perfect!

I love running with my Baby, as he always makes an effort to motivate me in order to keep me running even though I was exhausted during the race/run.

I had a nice experience at the run as it was well-organised, and I look forward to more runs/races this year!

Friday, July 29, 2016

[review] 360˚ Illuminator Treatment - Bella Skin Care

When life gets hectic with busy schedules, all I want is to do is to pamper myself with a great spa or facial session. I was delighted when WOM sent an invitation for me to visit Bella Skin Care to try out their latest 360˚ Illuminator Treatment.
I chose the outlet in Marina Square as it is the nearest to my workplace. I could drop straight by after my work ended!

360˚ Illuminator Treatment is a non-invasive and holistic treatment designed specifically to meet the skincare needs of today's modern woman. The treatment is power-packed with an infusion of natural formulations, such as anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals which help to whiten and protect, while also soothing one's skin. This works on even on the most sensitive skin types.

360˚ Illuminator Treatment consists 3-step programme. A specially-formulated skincare which comprises of the SOD Illuminator Ampoule is used in conjunction with the Hydra Illuminator Massage Gel and the CO2 Illuminating Mask to anchor the overall treatment.
To get started, I slipped into a comfortable pink tube dress. The therapist gave me a light welcome massage on my face and upper-body. She removed my makeup and cleansed my face thoroughly. She also did an extraction of blackheads and tidied up my eyebrows too. She did a good job, as I did not experience any pain during the whole session. What I like most was the device the therapist used to soothe my face after the post extraction to eliminated any bacteria/germ that may be present on my face.

The 3-step beauty products which I touched upon earlier were then applied on the cleansed face.
The SOD Illuminator Ampoule helps to target dull or pigmented skin. I was given a band to wear on my wrist as the therapist explained that it helped to circulate the ampoule better with the aid of some electric currents. A small device tool was used to penetrate the ampoule into my skin!
The Hydra Illuminator Massage Gel helps to lighten discoloration skin-tones. I love how the therapist massaged my face with the gel in order to be fully absorbed by my skin.
The CO2 Illuminating Mask helps to restore the radiance and vitality of the skin. One thing to take note, as I was warned prior to my treatment, that the mask may cause some discomfort on the skin. Indeed, I did feel a stinging/slight pain for at least 20-30 seconds, but not too worry, it was bearable.

My facial session included a moisturising hand therapy and a typical shoulder and back massage. I love the results that were delivered after the treatment as my face looked significantly brighter and firmer even after just ONE session. My pimples on my face healed faster and the bumps were gone after the second day!
My skin felt refreshed and well-protected with all the goodness used during the session. I am glad to try out and witness the power of the 360˚ Illuminator Treatment.

The 360˚ Illuminator Treatment is available at any Bella Skin Care outlets as below:
· 360 Orchard Rd, #08-06 International Building
· 6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-153, Marina Square
· 1 Jurong West Central 2, #B1-60, Jurong Point Shopping Centre
· 300 Tampines Ave 5, #01-04 NTUC Income Tampines Junction
· 23 Serangoon Central, #B1-52 Nex

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Singapore International Jewelry Expo (SIJE) 2016

The Singapore International Jewellery Expo (SIJE) is an annual prestigious Jewellery event that showcases the best Jewellery and designs from all around the world. The event was held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre from July 21-24, 2016.

SIJE 2016 gathers the world's leading Jewellery from the various 'Jewel' capitals of world. It is also a much-anticipated event and is an ideal platform for jewellery designers to present their exquisite gemstones and latest creations, in the fast expanding Asian market.

Simone Jewels is a Singapore-based private jewellery, and their trendy designs are suitable the stylish women who want to look good on any occasion. I was glad to view their latest pieces from the collection 'Romance du Art Nouveau' at the SIJE 2016.

There is a fascinating mix of fact and legend behind each and every piece of exquisite jewellery/gemstone. Lately, there has been a grown in demand for Gemstones, as they are unique creations with no distinction of quality/grades. The rarer they are, the more valuable they are.

I am glad to see that my favorite Italian exhibitor, MASSIMO RAITERI is still part of SIJE this year as this brand left a great impression on me during last edition of SIJE. Each exhibit bore a unique and avant garde design.

Caratell is one of Singapore's finest haute joaillerie ateliers. It was established in 2004, and every Caratell creation is a fine work of jewel art.


An interesting piece of Jewellery from Caratell caught my attention. It is no other than this Pretty Ring, which can be expanded into a Bangle, and can be shrunk back into its original size as a Ring again! I love the conceptual design, as the craftsmanship is perfect too!
It was a nice experience to see many expert jewellers, talented designers, amazing craftsmen, and exhibitors gathered together at the SIJE 2016. Lastly, thanks for having me at the largest consumer Jewellery in Singapore and the region. I hope to see more creative jewellery designs and rare/historical gemstones at SIJE 2017.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

[personal] Dinner Jyu Raku + hauls

 Nothing is better than having a short getaway to Kuala Lumpur with my baby! We drove in to Malaysia after having a simple dinner at Woodlands on Friday night. The next day, Uncle Mike suggested going back to Village Park Restaurant for our brekkie, and I immediately agreed without any second thought as it meant having awesome Nasi Lemak! At the eatery, it took us sometime to get our orders by the waiters, as they were running at full house even though it was only 10am! After our brekkie, we borrowed Uncle Mike's car to Sunway Pyramid for some shopping.

I picked up an off-shoulder black top and a checkered Skorts at RM65 in total.
I also picked up a clutch bag at RM40, and it also came with a long strap, that allows me to transform it to a sling bag.

Lovisa was having an in-house sales, and I picked up 3 necklaces at RM24, RM18 and RM12 respectively. I paid 3 items for RM54 (SGD18). What a good deal!

I got a choker from Vincci at only RM5. What a steal!

Lastly, I got a hair band at only RM2.

We decided to eat at Dragon-I for a light lunch. Our meal consisted of Fried XO Carrot Cake, Red Bean Dessert Pancake, and 2 traditional boiled desserts. The total damage was fairly decent!

SS15 in Subang is definitely a haven for Japanese food lovers, as we spotted 5-6 Japanese restaurants along a whole stretch of shops. We decided to try Jyu Raku, as it serves great authentic Japanese Cuisine, and the restaurant had an extensive menu on was pretty good. The place had a great ambience with good and efficient service!
The food quality was pretty good. I like their fresh sashimi and tasty sushi dishes. 

Baby had Chirashi Don Set which includes Sashimi and Ikura (salmon roe).

I am a lover of sashimi, and the Salmon Belly Sashimi was so fresh and juicy, it melted in my mouth.

I love the Kani Salad very much, and it is a dish NOT-TO-BE MISSED in Jyu Raku.
We had Beef Steak with Pan-fried Vegetable, and the dish was cooked to a perfect medium well. The meat was tender and flavorful. It was worth a glowing review of my both thumbs up!
The damage was Mind-BLOWING even though it was in Malaysian Ringgit. The meal cost MYR300-ish in total!
I end my post with a sweet gift from Sweetie, and she got a tank top and an edible chocolate lipstick! Thanks ya!

Not to forget the Matcha Wafer from Japan, and thanks so much to my Baby for sharing this gift with me from his colleague.