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 A few weeks ago, I chanced upon a Sally Hansen Nails Workshop ad in the local papers and excitedly told one of my gfs (she’s a nail fanatic!) about it. In no time, she replied over Whatsapp to say: “On!” With a fee of $38/pax (inclds. door gift worth $100), the session will cover tips on achieving and maintaining beautiful, healthy nails and of cos, introducing Sally Hansen (SH)’s line of products. There was no mention of it being a hands-on or demo session so we assumed the later will be done on “1 lucky lady” 😛

After a couple of correspondences to register, SH’s rep shared “to come in loose clothing” and my gf and i were kept wondering if they were going to make us sit on the floor or something. LOL! Turns out, it was a hands-on workshop, and we DID sit on the floor for one of the tips sharing by trainer, Ms. BG Tan. Coincidentally, my gf says that Ms. BG Tan has been to her previous organization for corporate trainings on grooming! That’s a nice gesture from an employer isn’t it?

Alrighty, sharing what went on during the class between ourselves. Nails were wet most of the time so wasn’t really able to take photos of other participants. They were really responsive and even put their feet on their table (becos Ms. BG Tan said “no1 comes to SH’s class without having feet on table!”) and the middle-aged ladies were giggling away. How cute!

The nail kit used during the session. They were ours for keeps too.

Get rid of annoying dead skin buildup around nails aka cuticles. Pampering our nails with 8hour Moisturizing Hand Creme thereafter 😉

After cleaning up our nail beds, it’s time to treat them with nourishments!
Practising on a fake nail – square file, round file and painting my first French tip! Ms. BG Tan said “Good!” 😀
Every 4 pax had a set of nail colours to choose, so we were spoilt for choices! What did i paint my nails with in the end? (Nope, that’s not me there :P)
TA-DA! Pronto Purple (#20) called out to me yet Blazing Blue (#23) seemed sparkly.. although I’m not usually a “blue” kinda person. What do you think of this combi? 🙂

Eventually, I didn’t dare to try French on myself. It would be too detrimental if I had to clean up and restart from treatment coats all over again 😦 Simply went with a safe option. Not very adventurous, am I?

I could tell all the ladies enjoyed themselves that morning – which was real nice 🙂 With gals from early 20s to mature women in their 40s, Sally Hansen has fans in every age! The lovely organizers even arranged for some simple foodfare and hot coffee/tea for everyone. I’m sure we left telling ourselves to remember that our toes need TLC massages too! *squeeze cream, massage clockwise, then anti-clockwise, next toe*

 
Wearing: Dress from Bangkok, Chunky Ring from H&M Hong Kong, Wedding Ring from Love & Co.
 

Disclaimer: All reviews and articles are based on impartial personal experiences, without responsibility or obligations  to neither brand/company/services/any other parties involved.  For collaboration opportunities, kindly drop a note to: whitesays@gmail(dot)com for a discussion.

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Last week, I attended the Fake Sleeping Workshop by Majolica Majorca by invite. Held at Shiseido’s premises, it was a cosy hands-on with demonstration session by their Makeup Artist (oops, i can’t recall his name!). As it was held on a weekday evening, most ladies came after work and the nice people at MM ensured we won’t faint by preparing some sandwiches for the attendees (sweet!).

Focusing on their new limited edition products for Chapter 31 (MM launches their products by Chapters out of fantasy pages. The Japanese are ever so creative!) – Aurora Tear Liner (2 colours, S$25.90) and Majoromantica F (S$23.90), which is their pocket fragrance. Enjoy the video on the aspiring story behind these products!

 

The idea was to to achieve the Mori Girl look – sweet, innocent with teary-looking eyes – and dressed in layered clothing, usually in shades of forest, earthy tones.

Image: princesscorner-ruzu.blogspot.com

Image: princesscorner-ruzu.blogspot.com

How to achieve this look?

1) After your skincare, apply MM Skin Lingerie Pore Cover which functions as a base layer.
2) Gently spread Skin Remaker Powder Foundation in an outwards direction.
3) Choose your desired Eye Shadow Quad palette and gently apply with fingers or sponge as preferred. The trick is to BLEND!
4) With the Pencil Eyeliner, line close to the lash line and enhance the area as desired. With the Mori Girl look in mind, leave out lining the lower lash.
5) The Aurora Tear Liner (pink/blue) is then used to line the lower lash line. With its wet, glittery effect, it helps to draw attention to those pretty eyes!
6) Instantly open up eyes with Lash Expander Frame Plus and coat 2- 3 times for fuller lashes.
7) Sweep Puff de Cheek Blush across apple of cheeks for a healthy flush.
8) Finish off with Rouge Majex Lip Gloss for that sweet sheen!
 
The Sweet Majoromantica F:

With just one drop of this honey-sweet aphrodisiac from the forest, it will take you into the mysterious forest filled with blooming flowers and fruits. Its thick texture blends well into the skin, giving off a combination of sweet and fruity fragrance.

Sweet, lovely fragrance that conjures up images of nectar in flowers, possibly from the woods 🙂

Top notes: Juicy and Fruity (Juneberry, Strawberry, Raspberry, Pomegranate, Apple, Fig, Mangosteen, Bergamot, Lemon, Mandarin)
Middle notes: Herbal and Floral (Rose, Sweet Pea, Jasmine, Muguet, Gardenia, Chamomile, Clary Sage)
Base notes: Sweet and Romantic (Vanilla, Maple, Brown Sugar, Sandalwood, Amber, Musk, Oakmoss) 

So did I achieve the Mori Girl look successfully? You be the judge! 🙂

Sorry for the less-than-satisfactory photo quality – it was taken with iPhone 3Gs. The lovely glittery Aurora Tear Liner still stands out! Likes! ❤

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Disclaimer: All reviews and articles are based on impartial personal experiences, without responsibility or obligations  to neither brand/company/services/any other parties involved.  For collaboration opportunities, kindly drop a note to: whitesays@gmail(dot)com for a discussion.

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Instagram has successfully turned me into a point and shoot snapper. Literally. With iPhone’s unlimited access to the vast apps that are growing by the day, Instagram has earned a loyal following with its straightforward and user-friendly maneuverism (Heh that’s my self-created word, in case you’re wondering). Taking a pro-looking shot is now possible with some practice and accustomization to IG! Here’s some of my collection 

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:: My Verdict::

Soup: Fresh and warm caramelized onion soup, served with cheese on Baguette. Lip-smacking goodness! (3.5/5)

Entrée: Absolute loves for the escargots seasoned with aromatic garlic and sweet tomatoes. Perfect marriage! (5/5)

Entrée: Delightful fresh salad with unique combi of cheese, tomatoes and pear. Nice warm-up for the palates (4.5/5)Mains: Hub had the Special of the Day - Pork Cutlet. Tender and juicy meat, though slightly fatty for my liking. Hub had no complaints though. (3.5/5)Mains: My choice was the Rib-eye Steak - tastes better than it looks, well-tenderized and yummy! Served with crispy skinny fries. (4/5)Dessert: Hub’s clever choice of Fried banana with ice cream and raspberry sauce (it’s actual name is better-sounding – I just cant recall it) won our hearts. Hot, sweet banana with cold ice cream – you’ll never go wrong! Tad sweet though with the sauce. Great for the sweet tooth. (4.5/5)Mains: Hub had the Special of the Day - Pork Cutlet. Tender and juicy meat, though slightly fatty for my liking. Hub had no complaints though. (3.5/5)

 
 
 

Dessert: The meringue with mixed berries was too sweet for me, but the sour bit from the berries lessened the sweetness. Will try the cheesecake that other diner have been raving about. (3/5)

 

 

 

*Disclaimer: Reviews are based on writer’s personal experience . For exact dish name, kindly check with establishment.

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It’s official.

I’m HOOKED on Instagram.

Never would a day pass without snapping and posting pictures onto Instagram, or more affectionately known as “IG”.  

 

 

Fresh cherries – with IG filter.

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Last Sunday was a lazy day so after I woke up, I decided to make myself some food with the remnants of whatever I had in the kitchen (not an easy attempt, ok!) Ransacked the fridge and cupboards and found these:

My fave brand of Chicken Franks plus some egg toufu... hmmm....

A canned of Tuna Mayo and the "ramen". HAHA!

 Found some leftover crabsticks too but they had expired (the cons of stocking up when there’s only 2 in the house). Was happy to see the chicken franks cos they would make up my “meat” for the meal. I’m all for a balanced diet ok! And so the chicken franks were defrosted. Alas! To my dismay, after they were defrosted, I took a closer look at them and discovered some green spots on them. EEeeewwwwww!! Big time!! 😦 Utterly disappointed. Had to bin it. Hence, my bowl of first attemped ramen looked like this:

TA-DA! Not exactly appetizing-looking right? Better job next time. P/S: that's a slice of cheese btw.. haha..

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