Wednesday, March 29, 2017

[event] Sample Store Shoppers' Paradise

Last weekend, I had a good time with my blogging mates, Tracy and Pearly at the Sample Store Shoppers' Paradise, which was held at Waterway Point, Village Square. Early birds redeemed goodies bag worth SGD79.

Thanks Sample Store for having us at this wonderful event!

Before we explored the booths at the Village Square, we attended the Bloggers' Party which was hosted by The Sample Store at the Waterway Point's The Party Room. It is located on the second level of the West Wing. The place might be difficult to locate but one need not worry. Look out for Gelare, as The Party Room is right behind it.


There were some refreshments prepared for us, courtesy of Brunches Café. I love the colorful mini burgers as they brightened up my day! These were truly insta-worthy! 

Good news for parents, as this place is the perfect venue to hold a birthday party for your children. The Party Room is now available for bookings and do refer to the below image for the rental rates.

I was happy to see the 'Beauty Keeper' again after knowing about them during the last Sample Store Giftopia event. 

Previously, I received a beauty box which consisted of an assortment of beauty products from Taiwan. Do read more about what I had received from the Beauty Keeper! 

This time, they brought in more interesting and alluring products from Taiwan. I love the packaging of the facial mask sheet very much! 

Beauty Keeper is based in Taiwan and you can order the most updated Taiwanese beauty products via their website.

I went home with a bag filled with goodies from the Beauty Keeper, and I can't wait to try them all! I've only used a couple of them so far, and they were MD/AA Jiao Oil Water Dual Balancing Gel and USERISM DD Cream.

I will do a write-up and share my experience of these two products I received, and further write ups subsequently on the remaining products.

 MD/AA Jiao Oil Water Dual Balancing Gel is a light-weight moisturizer that tightens pores and improves skin smoothness. USERISM DD Cream is perfect to hold make-up for long hours and has a matte finish effect after application. 

Padeve offers herbal sanitary pads and panty-liners made from premium materials. It has a strong cotton absorbent layer to keep us comfortable at all times, even on heavy days.

Padeve is from Singapore, so do support local products! Visit them at

Juscool sparkling drinks are the latest launch from Yeo's, and they are made of real fruit juice and are lightly carbonated. As compared to other sparkling drinks in the market, Juscool contains 25% less sugar and was awarded with the Healthier Choice Logo!

 There are 6 different flavors available, and my personal favorite was the Yuzu flavor. It tasted super refreshing when chilled. 

Special mention to Klarity and Otterbox! Thanks for pampering us. 

Klarity Diamond Glow Overnight Masque was given to all guests/visitors during the event. I really love this product as it contains shea butter and olive oil extract to keep our skin smooth and moisturized, till the next day. It is a rich overnight mask that restores skin to its best conditions, thus giving a radiant glow after application. 

Symmetry Series Sleek Protection Clear Case for the iPhone7 from Otterbox was also given to Sample Store Influencers. Protect your mobile with Otterbox, the No.1 most trusted brand in smartphone case protection. Check them out at 

Beside the beauty booths available at the event premises, there was a special appearance from the finalists of Sing!China Singapore Selection 2017. I was pretty impressed by the amazing vocals from some of the finalists when they performed during the Sample Store Shoppers' Paradise event. 

If you missed the fun last weekend, you need not fret, as now your chance is now here again! 

The Sample Store has an upcoming Beauty Show on the 2nd of April 2017, Sunday. The show will be brought to you by the Beauty Keeper at Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria Restaurant @ The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Join Hossan Leong, the event host, to preview new beauty products from the Beauty Keeper, There will also be another round of special appearances by the Sing!China Singapore Selection 2017 Finalists.

Tickets are available at only SGD10 and you can get them from The Sample Store. Ticket prices are fully redeemable for products on the Beauty Keeper website. You will also receive a Beauty Keeper goodies bag worth over SGD50 for attending this event! Why wait? Don't miss out on this Sample Store Beauty Show, as there are so many benefits to be had, so little to lose! 

Lastly, stand to WIN a PAIR OF TICKETS FOR TWO to Taiwan and Bangkok and shopping vouchers in the grand lucky draw which will be conducted at the end of the beauty show! 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

[random] Body SOS Health Carnival 2017 + Kumamon x Mos Burger

I attended the health carnival event, Body SOS which was held at the Suntec City Convention Centre with Linda. The main key point of the Body SOS Health Carnival 2017 was to provide education efforts on health issues and to create awareness to the public to take care of their health.

We received our goodies bag upon entering the fair. 

We picked up 4 boxes of COLLA.LIFT Jelly Strips from the Health Domain at a total of SGD50. We received a lot of freebies with our purchases. We were given many jelly strips that target beauty and health issues, such as whitening and digestion, to name just a few.

I also got some packet oat drinks by DR OATCARE, and a box of YERBA MATE TEA. 

Both Linda and I were very happy with our haul and the freebies we received. We look forward to the next edition of the Body SOS Health Carnival! 

Baby and I visited the L32 Kopitiam on a random weekend for an early dinner. To be honest, it looks no different from any other humble coffee-shop, but the drawing power comes from the ban mian stall! The wait is around 30-45minutes during peak dining hours. They serve both a dry and soup version. I usually keep to the basic soup of classic ban mian. The broth tasted amazing, and I savoured every bit of it! 

While waiting for the noodles, we ordered some delicious 'Wu Xiang' as the wait can be long at times. 

We also went to Suki-Ya for a weekend dinner, and this time we went to the outlet at Tampines Mall, which is located at the basement of the centre. I love the unlimited servings of meat that are made available for our hotpot dinner! There was also a small buffet corner which offered a decent spread of vegetables and standard food items that are normally used for steamboat. We enjoyed our discounted dinner at 40% off the total bill, thanks to the mobile app 'eatigo'!

Baby and I sinked our teeth into the latest offer, Kumamon Yakiniku Rice Burger from Mos Burger. Each burger is made of healthy black rice and sauce from Kumamoto, and it is only available at a limited time! 

Kumamon is a mascot created by the government of Kumamoto prefecture, Japan. It was created in 2010 to draw tourists to the region after the Kyushu Shinkansen Line opened. 

Baby got me the Kumamon x Mos Burger limited edition bag which comes as a free gift after purchasing 2 Kumamon Yakiniku Rice Burgers. Thanks Baby for the sweet gesture!

I end my post with one my favorite food joints - Keng Eng Kee (KEK), as it has become one of my top choices for Cze Char fix since 2014. Thanks Baby for the dinner treat. Truly eaten indeed! 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

[MAGNOLIA] Celebrating 80 years of goodness

At some point in time, everyone would have surely drunk or tasted milk. Since the day we were born, milk would have played a pivotal role in our life. What better way to reminisce about your fond memories of milk with a delicious cup of MAGNOLIA milk every morning! For 80 years, MAGNOLIA has been a vanguard of nutrition, nourishing the body with protein and nutrients to kick-start the day. It is therefore not surprising that MAGNOLIA has earned the trust among the young and old, across generations.

Milk is an ideal beverage for many good reasons, and it is also an excellent source of calcium that is essential for optimal bone strengthening. Milk is also a complete food item not only provides protein, but essential minerals as well. These range from magnesium, zinc and potassium and vitamins A & B.

On its debut in 1937, MAGNOLIA was packed in an iconic pyramid-shape container, which I found rather cute. Till today, MAGNOLIA has been a faithful steward of nutrition, and  continues to offer various innovative milk products that cater to all palates and lifestyle needs. 

As consumers of today are increasing their concern of their food intake, MAGNOLIA is proud to offer an extensive range of products that have been certified as Healthier Choice by Health Promotion Board. The Fresh Milk range is available in Plain and Chocolate Flavors! MAGNOLIA Plus range combines the goodness of Oats with Omega-3 to deliver added goodness in every serving of milk.

MAGNOLIA is celebrating their 80 years of trusted goodness with an exclusive range of MAGNOLIA Vintage mugs.

Consumers can redeem one out of four available MAGNOLIA Vintage Mug designs with every purchase of two 1L packs or one 2L bottle of MAGNOLIA Fresh Milk, or with two bottles of MAGNOLIA Yoghurt Smoothie (800ml). Redemption is available till 31 March 2017, only while stocks last, at supermarkets, hypermarkets and participating convenience stores and provision stores. 

Visit to learn more about MAGNOLIA’s story since the beginning or to discover the goodness of MAGNOLIA milk along with fun facts and recipes. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


I am certain that many people are familiar with BRAND’S® Chicken Essence just by sight of the unique bottles. I still remember those days that I burnt the midnight oil with the aid of the chicken essence to prepare myself for the examinations! BRAND’S® is a trusted brand for generations throughout the decades.
BRAND’S® is proud to introduce their latest innovation launch, BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence. It is made of the finest collagen, that replenishes collagen to retain skin suppleness, and works powerfully with Astaxanthin (micro algae extract) to keep skin firm. It is suitable for ladies between 25-45 years old, and contains no added sugar, artificial colorings and preservatives.

BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence is proven that its anti-oxidant power is 6000 times more powerful than Vitamin C, 800 times more powerful than CoQ and 500 times more powerful than Vitamin E.

As we age, our collagen level drops. Collagen is necessary as it supports the skin's foundation. It also improves firmness, elasticity and youthfulness of the skin. It is not enough to rely on application of creams and gels as they are only beneficial to the primary layer of our skin. Oral intake of collagen has a far more powerful effect and enable us to start glowing from within! 

I started to include BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence as part of my skincare beauty regime. I chilled it before taking it every night, and it tasted refreshing. I hope to see significant results in 6 week's times!

In short, they are many benefits from adding this holistic treat to part of our beauty regime!

BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence is available at all leading pharmacies and personal care stores at SGD62.90 (50ml x 12bottles).