WIN PRETTY APPARELS!

Hello you! Here’s a little update on my current life right now. Previously, I’d mentioned that I will be going on a hiatus for awhile due to exams and yes, I’m still having exams which would only end this Friday.

For those who don’t already know, I’m currently pursuing my Master of Laws… So yes, I’m taking a postgraduate course. I feel flattered that some people still thinks I’m an undergrad because it only means 1 thing, that I still look young right? And that I’m still able to pull off as an undergrad. HAHAHA. Self-denial.

So anyway, I’ll be updating this space more often once the nightmarish days are over. Nightmarish days – how ironic, heh. Will be updating on food and beauty reviews so stay tuned! 🙂

Nevertheless, thanks for checking back on this little unpopular dusty virtual space of mine, really really appreciate it 🙂

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Back to the main topic – WIN PRETTY APPARELS!

Been single-handedly managing my online shop – GOLDEN FERRIS WHEEL and currently, we are giving away free outfits from our latest collection!!!

Here’s how!

collection 2 banner

Stand a chance to win 3 x GoldenFerrisWheel outfits from Collection #2!

1. ‘Like’ our Facebook fanpage (https://www.facebook.com/GoldenFerrisWheel)
2. ‘Like’ our ‘Collection #2’ album
3. Like & Share your favourite item(s)

Winners will be randomly selected and announced via facebook. Contest ends 19 May, 5pm. Good luck!

* The more photos you like and share, the higher chances of winning!

Yeah yeah, it’s that simple 🙂

The clothes are super pretty and exquisite! Oh and did I mention that they are exclusively imported? So you wouldn’t see much of the same clothes around……

Heh, the clothes are really gorgeous that even I couldn’t resist and bought some for myself =x

Do lend your support and participate okay?

Love you guys and thanks a bunch! 😛

 

 

Weekend without YOU.

The bf is coming home tonight but at a godly hour at 1-2plus in the morning, sg time! I didn’t manage to send him off for his bkk trip with his group of friends and neither am I going to pick him up from the airport tonight, or technically speaking, tomorrow morning. But one thing for sure is that we will be meeting tomorrow after work. Lucky him, as he doesn’t have to work tomorrow as he took leave to rest for the day. I bet he didn’t have sufficient rest over at bkk either.

Surprisingly, I braved through the weekend without bf and had some time to myself and friends. 🙂

Dined with sis and her friends (whom I know too) at Ministry of Food at Marina Square, had Ramen and proceeded to have some sinful ice creams at Cold Stone Creamery at Citylink mall. But sorry, no pics 😦

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Met up with the bestie on Saturday for shopping!

And here are my loots from Bugis Street :

Personally, I don’t fancy expensive clothes and shoes. I prefer getting cheap ones, although quality may be compromised, but it still gives me the kick of getting good deals. But I know the costs aren’t that high too anyway, if they can sell at the price. I prefer splurging on branded bags 🙂

We wanted to head to Around de World for dinner but ended up at Manhanttan Fish Market at Bugis +, all because it was pouring 😦

But I’m sure we would have the chance to try it out in the near future! 🙂

Bestie 🙂

Me! 😀

And before we parted, we camwhored a little.

Apologies for the bad quality and awkward smiles (on me) because we were rushing off to catch the coming buses… LOL. Stressful u know!

To bestie : Thank you for being my bestie for the 13th year and counting! I MUST SAY THAT WE ARE REALLY OLD!

But nevertheless, thank you for staying the same and remaining true. I am glad that we have actually bonded closer than before. I’m also glad that we get along well with each other’s bf and double date for us is no problem at all. I can’t wait to be your maid-of-honour at your wedding! 🙂 ❤

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And for Sunday, it was a stay-home one for me but was nevertheless tiring to the max because I spring cleaned my room! Like finally, I know!

Mom was like, “Wah, cleaning your room only after 25yrs!”  -.-

GASP.

I was never a fan of getting things organised, cleaned and packed in my room/desk because I believe that things will get messy eventually, which I have proved my own belief to be true. LOL. It’s like how I’ve never believed that there is a compelling need to make your bed since you would be using it again at night, and in fact everyday?

Okay, don’t judge me.

So I cleared my stuffs, packed and organised them, threw those unwanted stuffs… and of course, credit goes to my maid who helped too in the process with the additional help of mopping and vacuuming…

Had to clear tonnes of clothes too so as to make new space for my bursting new collection. I’ve been so addicted to online shopping and I still am! Oh gosh, seriously have to control my expenditure. 😦

And what’s worse is that, I’m still not done clearing my unwanted old clothes! I’ve already gathered 2 big bags (those black garbage bags) waiting to donate to charity – most likely The Salvation Army, and I’m sure there will still be tonnes left to give away! 😦

By the way, look what I’ve found!

NO RULES SHIRTS! ZOMG. HAHAHA!

Anyway, I know The Salvation Army only picks up furniture or bulky items but I’m hoping that these huge big bags of clothes would be considered as ‘bulky’ too. I can’t possibly drive them to the nearest outlet to drop them off, since I doubt there would be sufficient space in the car and boot? I think 2 big bags are enough to take up the whole lot of space of the car boot already.

And plus, I’m too lazy/busy to bring them down… My dad might not like to idea of this hassle too 😦

Will contact them and see how!

Crossing fingers 🙂

Hoped your weekend was good too ❤

xoxo,

Jean 🙂

1-Day Acuvue Define Vivid Style Contact Lenses

First and foremost, I must apologise for those who have been keeping a lookout for my beauty posts and reviews because I must admit I haven’t been writing up much on beauty-related stuffs.

As my sis is working in an optical shop in the marketing dept, I’d got the opportunity to try out 1-Day Acuvue Define contact lenses! I was given a choice to choose 2 different types of contact lenses and I chose Vivid Style and Natural Shine.

I must also disclaim that this is NOT a paid/sponsored advertorial but based on my own personal experience. If you have been following my blog and observant enough, I would clearly state that an advertorial is an advertorial at the start of the entry post. But nevertheless, even sponsored/paid advertorials are based on my own personal experience and opinions and are in no way biased or prejudiced. I believe in providing constructive and useful reviews and feedback on the products because I understand how important reviews are when an interested and potential buyer is on the lookout for them – simply because I am just like you are! Shop smart because money is difficult to earn. Learn and read more about products that you’re gonna spend your hard-earned money on and spend only if you think it’s worth buying.

Okay, let’s not digress any further. I shall leave my naggings for another day (signs of ageing) 😦

And this is me wearing the vivid style lenses.

 

Tied up hair 🙂

A close up :

A comparison of the size of an eye wearing the lens and the other without :

For the benefit of others who are interested in 1-Day Acuvue’s daily lenses, here are some of style which they have to offer.

 

I remember my 1st pair of contact lenses were coloured ones from Fresh Kon and were almost the same colour as Vivid Style from Acuvue. Fresh Kon ones are monthly disposable type compared to the 1-day Acuvue which is daily disposable.

I decided that monthly ones from optical shop are rather expensive compared to those yearly ones. Do note that yearly ones are encouraged to be worn 6 to 9 months only and extra hygiene and care has to be taken because dirt and residue are more likely to remain.

For my saline solution, I use Bausch and Lomb because firstly, they are cheap! Mostly sold in twin or triple packs in Watsons and so far, so good. No problems. I use those specially for sensitive eyes too.

My review on 1-Day Acuvue Vivid Style :

Pros –

  1. Colour-wise, very simple and appropriate for work or formal events. I have come across girls who stick on to lenses which gives a more natural look rather than those coloured ones.
  2. Creates bigger looking eyes

Cons –

  1. I’m not sure if I’ve sensitive eyes or what, but some contact lenses do sting. However, if I were to rewash them again, sometimes they become perfectly fine again. I’m talking about newly opened lenses and wearing them on my first attempt.
  2. I find them quite drying after awhile. Usually at work, I will stick to my specs, because you know how easily your eyes tire out after staring at the computer screen for few hours and what’s more, my job as a Legal Counsel requires me to read alot because I have to vet and review legal contracts and conduct legal researches as well. I would usually print out the documents so as to reduce the time spent staring at the computer screen.

Honestly, I expected much more from contact lenses sold in optical shops, because they are supposed to be safer and provide more comfort, right? However, I am a little disappointed with this 1-Day Acuvue lenses, but I will give it another shot soon to provide a more holistic view since I mentioned that they are alright after cleansing. I will try on another fresh new pair again to see how it goes. Hopefully, they don’t pose anymore discomfort and drying.

Also, I don’t usually put eye drops because of a silly reason – it causes my falsies to drop because the adhesive from the glue doesn’t stick anymore. Hence, I try to reduce the number of times wearing contact lenses and restrict to times when I need them – After work if I’m going out, i’ll bring a pair along. I’ve a bottle of saline solution in my office drawer, so it’s okay. Either that, mainly reserved for TGIFs since we get to dress down and wearing a pair of specs just ruin my whole image. HAHA. Over the weekends, definitely contact lenses if I head out.

Another brand of contact lenses which turned out to be a huge disappointment is Maxi lenses. Most optical shops that carry Maxi lens offers a promotion of ‘Buy 2 get 2 Free’ which is extremely tempting, especially for those who are frequent users. I bought 4 pairs in total as a result, violet, blue, grey and brown (these are my usual colours). However, the 1st pair I worn caused much discomfort as well and subsequently, so did the 2nd pair. I’m still left with 2 brand new pairs lying on my make up table. 😦

The most comfortable ones are ironically the ones I get online such as Geo lens. If you are looking to achieve bigger eyes, my advice is to get those with black outer rings as they enlarge the pupils and are more prominent.

Also, it’s really gross to see girls with super artificially big eyes. It’s like they are almost covering the whole of their eye-white? Eew. Hence, the best bet is to get something around 14-15mm depending on the size of your eye sockets. I’ve tried 16 to 18mm ones and they just look really really weird. You don’t wanna look like Furby don’t you? Currently, my contact lenses are about 14.2mm and they look just fine on me.

Sometimes, they saying of ‘Less is more’ is true and applies to beauty as well, like minimalising the amount of make up on your face instead of piling tonnes resulting in a geisha or tranny look.

Hopefully my review on 1-Day Acuvue Define (Vivid Style) is of some help to you.

Thanks for reading! 😀

Psst, HAPPY MID-WEEK! 🙂

And Happy 58th love ❤

xoxo,

Jean

 

Beauty Review – Want big dolly eyes that sparkle?

Sponsored Advertorial

Geo lens contacts were one of the first few brands I’d tried when I’d first started to wear cosmetic contact lenses! I’m sure they were pretty much everyone’s as well.

Shipped in directly from Korea, GEO Contact Lens is the official distributor of GEO Cosmetic Color Lenses. The prices and quality of the contact lenses are strongly backed up by GEO Medical Co.,Ltd.

GEO Contact Lens has generously sponsored me with 2 pretty pairs of Geo lenses and of which, I will be reviewing 1 pair today! 🙂

I’m wearing GEO Angel Violet (Magic Color)! 🙂

Personally, the colours I would wear for contact lenses are black, grey, blue, pink and violet. I’m not a fan of red, green or other weirdass colours.

The trick to getting bigger dolly eyes is to choose those with a black outer ring, not only does it help to enlarge your pupils, they magically enhance your eyes too, giving them an alluring sparkling look!

In addition, other than proper care and usage of the lens, when choosing contact lenses, try not to get those with extra large diameters like 18mm. I think 16 to 18mm is rather big. I’d tried them on before and it just adds on to the artificiality! Whenever I see girls with overwhelming sizes of contact lens, it’s not only a major turn off but it kinda reminds me of Furby?! That scary looking toy… 😦

The one I’m wearing is only 14.2mm but it looks perfectly fine on me, not too big not too small. Most importantly, it fits the size of your eyes and eye sockets.

Another disadvantage in choosing a over-sized contact lens is that you might feel a ‘cutting’ feeling under your top eyelids. Based on my personal experience, that’s because not all eyes can withstand such huge diameters of the contact lenses. I’ve encountered this before and trust me, it was really a waste of money when you can’t continue wearing them anymore and have to discard a new pair! 😦

So thank god, Geo lens series range from 14.2mm – 15.0mm! And that’s another reason why you should shop with GEO Contact Lens ! 🙂

Last but not least, and of utmost importance, all GEO contact lenses from GEO Contact Lens comes with an anti-fake sticker which provides a 20 digit codes and you are able to check the authenticity of your lenses with GEO Medical Co.,Ltd ● GEO Authentication.

With more than 14,000 fans on their Facebook fan page, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t start shopping with GEO Contact Lens today!!! 🙂

For another review of the other pretty pair of Geo lenses, do stay tuned! ❤

Instagram!

Warning! Images-heavy ahead! 🙂

I was an avid fan of Instagram when it was first launched and joined about 2 years back.

I was basically hooked onto IG and was spending alot of time on it even while I was eating, shopping, studying (oops!) etc…

Scenic pictures are often what my photo gallery consists of and I love taking great pictures of clouds! Of course, the end result is mostly and greatly enhanced by effects which you can get from the Apps store. The interesting part is when you get to mix and match all the effects together and the challenging part is to get them to complement each other! Too much effects overlaying might not always produce awesome results!

Here are some of my works! 🙂

Fluffy clouds! 😀

And some Self-portraits! Heh 😛

Lost all the older pictures… 😦 😦

But anyways, for more pics… follow me at shootingstar18 or via webstagram 🙂

Happy TGIF! 😀

 

Fashion Advertorial – Let’s Buttons Up!

Sponsorship

Let’s Buttons Up was very kind to sponsor me this beautiful piece of dress which carries uniqueness.

I chose this exquisite piece not only because it caught my eye, but also because I’ve not seen it sold anywhere else, thus affirming its exclusivity.

Taken from Let’s Buttons Up’s website :

As shown from the pictures, the dress is made up of different materials which illustrates its specialty.

“A lustrous body-conscious sleeveless dress features a round neckline, finished hem, intricate lace details and is designed with monochrome matelassé skirt. This dainty little number doesn’t include any closures allowing it to lay down smoothly. Available in Mustard, Coral and Green.”

A hugging-body dress which accentuates your dainty figure as well as all the right feminine curves.  It’s unique, classy and sexy which perfects that hot date, casual outing with friends or even for clubbing!

View this dress here : http://www.letsbuttonsup.com/56-mesh-floral-lace-dress-coral.html

Good news! My readers are entitled to a 10% off when you type in this promotion code : JEAN001

For updates and promotions, like and share their page http://www.facebook.com/letsbuttonsup !

Also, there’s FREE standard shipping for orders S$50 or above! Really worth it!

Lastly, read here on how you can help save the earth as well as to be rewarded with more discount offers by accumulating their plastic wrappers! That’s like killing 2 birds with 1 stone! How cool is that? 🙂

This is certainly an awesome online shop not to be missed so bookmark them in your ‘Online Shops’ list now! 🙂

Sponsored Beauty Review – Nails Etcetera with Priscilla!

Did another manicure session with Nails Etcetera with Priscilla! You may read my previous post on the previous designs I did with Priscilla! 🙂

Removed my previous gelish nails for around 1 hr and then proceeded with my new designs! The removal process was quite straightforward but during the soaking period, my nails felt it was burning! I guess this is quite normal for removing gelish nails? Haha!

Anyway, pictures! 🙂

Wanted something more outstanding with different combination of colours, so chose this design! 🙂

By the way, Priscilla has recently invested in this Gelish Nail dryer which offers shorter drying and waiting time! Really amazing! I was really impressed! 🙂

One of Priscilla’s most expensive investment… Definitely worth it! 🙂

So, if you are looking for excellent professional nail services, why not give Nail Etcetera a try today?

Quote my name ‘Jean Gan’ to be entitled to 10% discount with Nail Etcetera!

You may also wish to check out other awesome designs by Priscilla on her blog and Facebook Fan page!

Priscilla is also currently having a rewards programme which allows you to redeem  a Free Express Gelish Manicure!

It’s very simple to qualify, just follow these steps :

Nails Etcetera -Home Based Nail Salon located inAnchorvale, Sengkang

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Monday – Saturday
10am / 2pm / 4pm / 7pm
(Appt. after 9pm is available on Fri & Sat)

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