Overalls on Adults – Crazy or Cool?

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Why yes, there’s another new fashion/beauty trend and it’s time we talk about it! This time round, I’m seeing overalls (or dungarees) making a big comeback… on adults. I used to wear them a lot as a kid, but I wonder – what do you think of this new trend on adults? It’s been all over the runways and street style blogs, so whether you love or hate this trend, it’s here to stay. At least for now.

I kinda like them. There is a child-like, casual-ness to it and it’s so easy to wear. I used to have a favorite one in 5th grade from Guess. It is so well made and “tough” that I’ve actually kept it all these years; and if only I didn’t grow like, a foot since then, ’cause I actually still fit it but I’m way too tall for it to hook. Oh well! I might find an adult version.

But what about you? Do you like overalls/dungarees?

Staycation at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport (Part 1)


This time last week I was just coming back from staying at Crowne Plaza, the airport hotel at the one and only Changi Airport. They are having a special Rejuvenating Weekend Getaway promotion (now ’til December 31st 2013) and yours truly got a chance to review it. I was allowed to bring a guest, so I decided on my dear mom, who, right before I had dengue fever, she had it! So we both had been having quite a miserable few weeks and I thought it would be nice to treat her with a little getaway. We’ve also never done a mother-daughter thing like this, and so we were so excited. As you can see, boy were we treated! I’ll be doing several posts so you can experience the staycation as well, so first up: the lovely rooms! Helloooo.

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We had a room that walked out to the pool (you can request it, but it will go ‘while stocks last’ so secure that quick!); a lovely huge bathroom with a bathtub (I haven’t taken a bath in years so I really enjoyed that) a TV, iPod docking stations, a desk, couch, and of course a nice big comfy bed.


And I mean… the view! The view was stunning. I loved staying right next to the pool.

The room itself is spacious enough to just hang out there all weekend, to be honest. It is 75sqm big and had pretty much everything you’d need in a bedroom. The bathroom was huge and was stocked with The White Company products, which I loved obviously; especially for my bubble baths! For some reason, I always like to see what products are used in hotels. We were also kindly greeted with a really nice note from the GM, Mr. Steven Chan.

Stunning, no? Next post will be about the amazing pool!

Shopping Guide: Donut Fashion by Kate Spade!

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Buy this cute sweater here.

I was browsing around the Interwebs the other night (or, as I tend to every night before going to bed), and one of my favorite places is the Kate Spade Tumblr page; which is full of fun color, girliness and… it’s just so much fun! While my personal style is very much the basic tees and jeans, I like to add some trendy bits to it; and Kate Spade’s new collection is right up my alley. And probably the first thing I noticed about their new KSNY x Darcel collection, is that it was full of one of my favorite things: donuts!

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I believe the collection is already in Singapore for some time (this is in no way a sponsored/PR driven post) but I thought it would be fun to share on the blog. The Kate Spade x Darcel collection features tons of fun ways to add a bit of donut fun into your daily fashion pieces. (But be warned, they are such a conversation piece you’ll find yourself saying, DONUT TOUCH ME. Ha!):

  1. Kate Spade Coin Purse (buy here): A fun way to keep all your small change. In a hot, bright pink color so you won’t ever lose it!
  2. Kate Spade Resin iPhone 5 Case (buy here): I always like bright handphone cases ’cause I always tend to misplace them! You’ll never forget your cellphone with this cute, loud case full of New York street bites!
  3. Donut Belt (buy here): Add a pop of fun quirkiness to your outfit with this donut belt. My donut belt will probably go with all my denim shorts.
  4. Darcel Donut Bangel (buy here): Talk about an instant conversation starter…
  5. Darcel Davie Cosmetic Case (buy here): Store your daily makeup and beauty must haves in this spacious, fun case.
  6. GOOEY Flats (buy here): Another way to add a more fun, spontaneous piece to your wardrobe.

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Anyone remember my donut necklaces? These take it up a notch and I gotta get my hands on that sweater, coin purse and handphone case! :)

What are your favorite foodie things in fashion? Cupcakes? Donuts? Macaroon?

Beauty Tip of the Week: Sand to Exfoliate the Skin

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Ah, it is time! Beauty Tip of the Week. Every Thursday, don’t forget! This week’s tip is the very last one for summer.

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While you’re having the last days of frolicking on the beach, remember to give your feet and skin a treat! Sand is a great exfoliator for your skin.

What I like to do, when having “long walks on the beach”, is that I’ll dip my feet in the ocean to make it wet. As I walk on the sand, the sad sticks to the water on my feet, and, as I walk, slowly exfoliates any dead skin cells on my feet (especially useful for high heel wearers). For the rest of your skin, sitting at the edge of the ocean and rubbing damp sand on your arms, legs and belly will naturally exfoliate as well. (Be gentle though, some sand can be very harsh for your skin. Rub it in small circular motions and do not put so much pressure.)

Have you ever tried exfoliating your skin with sand? Let me know what you think!

Exclusive Interview with Master Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian

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A few weeks ago I had one of the biggest “highlights” of my blogging career; sitting down and interviewing master perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, who I am willing to bet you or a loved one has one of his perfumes and colognes. He has created many best selling classics, and out of 500 perfumers in the world who created thousands of perfumes on the market right now, he is easily in the Top 3. Such an honor. We sat down at Escentials at Paragon, my favorite place for niche perfume and skincare/makeup brands to chat about perfume (obviously!), Singapore, celebrity fragrances and blogging. Read on!

Hi Francis, Thank you very much for speaking with me! I’m a big fan!

Thank you!

I guess my first question is what started your love for perfume?

Hmm! My love for perfume? I think it’s… to me perfume as it remains even now mysterious. There is a mystery with perfume, because it’s something that gives you so much emotion. You can be so emotional about the scent. And yet you don’t really see it. It’s more emotional to me than music, than visual, art, listening to something and yet you don’t see it, you can’t touch it. It’s in the air, you can’t “trap” to, it dies very soon because you cannot keep it for a long time. So it’s… perfume is just very interesting.


I agree with that! So when you create perfume, how does it start? What inspires? A feeling…?

It’s very diverse. If I tell you the inspiration for the line, one of the best seller of the line, Aqua Universalis. Acqua was inspired by the feeling of freshness. Not the smell of fresh, but the feeling of when you get into bed, in a hotel, or at home. It’s like the first time you get into the clean sheets, the first time you put on a fresh white shirt, fresh iron, it’s all about that crispness and that feeling of being fresh.

Amyris last year was inspired by the idea of “effortless elegance”. As a woman or as a man, when you put your first wardrobe and you have to pick out something that you know are peace with; and you know it fits you very well, you know you can rely on that look; your comfortable shoes, you can be elegant, this is very “you”. What does that mean in terms of perfume? Amyris is all about that.

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