[Lifestyle] Alive Museum Singapore vs Trick Eye Museum Singapore

You have seen your friends flooding your Facebook or Instagram news feeds with them posing with 3D images and sculptures, either from Alive Museum Singapore or Trick Eye Museum Singapore right? Or even better still, have you already been to one of them and wondering which is better?

Let me do the work for you because I have been to both recently! And if you have too as well, let us see if you share the same sentiments as me, alright? 🙂

[ezcol_1third]Museums[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Alive Museum Singapore[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Trick Eye Museum Singapore[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Country of Origin[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Originated from Korea[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Originated from Korea[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Number of Exhibits[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]More than 80 artwork exhibits[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Approx 100 artwork exhibits[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Area size[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]929 sq m (10,000 sq ft)[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]800 sq m (8,611 sq ft)[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Ease of Photo taking[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Despite the larger size, we found it extremely difficult to take photos and to pose, without being disrupted by other patronisers or either that, we were always in the way too.Has indications of how to pose for photos as well as positions to stand to capture the best angle[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Although it is smaller in size, but the exhibits were well-laid out and it was so much more spacious than Alive. Has indications of how to pose for photos as well as positions to stand to capture the best angle[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Directions and signage[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]We found it difficult to navigate due to the lack of signage and there were doors which were dangerous placed which could easily hit onto others without warning [/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Navigation was easy and we had no problems directing our own way[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Price of Tickets[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Adults : $25, Child : $20[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Adults : $25, Child : $20[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Location[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Suntec City Mall #03-372 (between Towers 3 & 4) • By MRT • By Car/ Taxi[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Waterfront @ Resorts World Sentosa 26 Sentosa Gateway Singapore 098138[/ezcol_1third_end]

[ezcol_1third]Accessibility[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third]Centralised area, easily accessible[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end]Although not centralised, it is still convenient for many by car or public transport[/ezcol_1third_end]

Here is a comparison of some similar photos at the 2 museums :

Alive Museum                                                         Trick Eye Museum

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My verdict :

TRICK EYE MUSEUM!!!

You guys have to know that the numerical figures you see under its area size is misleading because Trick Eye is SO MUCH MORE SPACIOUS than Alive which easily wins my heart over. I was so annoyed at Alive due to the lack of space! IMHO, Alive may want to restructure their exhibits and make full-use of their bigger space if possible.

Tips while at the the Museums :

  • Ladies are advised to wear pants/leggings as there are mirrored walls and floors, and most importantly you will be required to pose at different positions and angles
  • Refer to the signages on the walls which would have sample poses of that exhibit. Of course, you are welcomed to let your creativity juices flow too!
  • Keep an eye on your belongings and we found that we could easily place our belongings within our sight at Trick Eye due to the larger space

[Beauty] K-Palette 1-Day Tattoo K-Palette 24h 1-Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner Micro (0.05mm)

Eyeliners have become part of the daily essential make-up routine for many girls, including myself. Whether you are going for the ‘minimalistic look’ or donning the ‘drama-mama look’, lining your eyes can be very important as it helps to define and enhance your eyes.

They say your eyes are the windows to your soul, that is why I hardly leave home without applying eyeliner, even when I’m going for the au naturale look. Guess you would pretty much catch me without lining my eyes only when I’m exercising.

Besides using Bourjois eyeliner, my other holy grail eyeliner has got to be K-Palette’s 1-Day Tattoo eyeliners.

K-Palette has very generously offered me the opportunity to try out their 1-Day Makeup series which I would be reviewing 1 of the products today.

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K-Palette 24h 1-Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner Micro (0.05mm)

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When I first saw this eyeliner, I was overjoyed because finally, I can perfect my cat-eyed look, or also known ask winged eyeliner because it has very very thin and narrow tip of only 0.05mm! I have written an article on ‘How to get that perfect flick of a cat’s eye’ which I’m sure many of you girls would find it interesting and useful, especially if you are a beginner.

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Look at how thin the line is drawn with just one stroke!

A mandatory before-after comparison :

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On days when I’m feeling lazy or need not put on mascara or fake eyelashes, a stroke of eyeliner is all I need. With that, I am still able to look pretty decent. 🙂

K-Palette 24h 1-Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner Micro 

  • Instant-dry formula to prevent smudging
  • Narrow tip to perfect that cat-eye look
  • Long-lasting that does not require touching up the entire day
  • Improved waterproof formula which is resistant not only to water but to perspiration and sebum as well – good for those with oily eyelids
  • Easily removed using warm water instead of make up remover which helps to avoid straining the delicate skin around your eyes
  • 3 types of beauty essence added in the improved formula – Hyaluronic Acid, Swertia Japonica Essence and Water Soluable Collagen which helps to moisturise the skin around the eyes and also promote lash growth

My review :

  • I still use my Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets to remove the eyeliner since I use it to remove my whole makeup too. No problem faced while removing the eyeliner
  • It does last me throughout the day without having the need to touch up
  • It is definitely more useful in drawing winged eyeliners than other eyeliners with thicker tips
  • Perfect for days when I prefer to go for a more natural look without thick eyeliner or dramatic look, for example, on working days

Overall rating :

5 stars

K-Palette 24h 1-Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner Micro is available at Watsons and BHG stores, retailing at $21.90.

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[Food Review] Dolce Tokyo x Paris Baguette @ Bugis

Last Monday during the Public Holiday, the bf and I met up with my bestie and her bf for a double-date to celebrate her bday!

I got the bday girl to choose the venue for dinner and boy, I am glad she made the right choice!

These were what we ordered :

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The bestie’s pancakes with eggs benny!

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Her bf’s chicken creamy pasta

 

 

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My very yummy smoked salmon with roe in spicy aglio olio flavour!

 

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The bf’s baked seafood rice

 

 

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We ordered a large pizza to share and by topping up $2.50 more, you get to enjoy 2 flavours!

I can’t describe how much I LOOVVVEEEEEEEEE my smoked salmon so much s0 that even my bf loves it because he kept eating mine!!! >=[

Anyway, I thought the food at Dolce Tokyo was great but their drinks were…

I ordered Cold Azuki and it wasn’t that nice because too much milk was added, and the bf ordered a cuppa Hot Macha which was rich in its green tea flavour but not to our liking. And I forgot to snap pics of the drinks because I was busy savouring my yummy pasta…heh.

Because we were intending to drop by Haji Lane to try out rainbow cake but couldn’t due to the Public Holiday, I felt that something was still kinda missing even after dinner.

So to satisfy my craving for cakesssss, we settled at Paris Baguette at Bugis Junction.

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Cheesecake, Haha cake (It’s really called as that!) and Crepe cake. Sorry I can’t remember all their names 😦

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Look at the yummy sides!

 

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The coffee-addict bf’s hot mocha which the staff at PB forgot about until we reminded them…

The cakes were quite delicious, save for the cheesecake because I’m not a cheesecake fan! The hot mocha was quite rich in flavour too! 🙂

What is a bday celeb without peektures!

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13 years of friendship and counting! ❤

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I love this photo of us! 🙂

And my casual OOTD for that evening :

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OOTD

 

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New Hair Sponsor : Modern Style Salon x Grand Opening x Beauty Review

As the title suggests, I have a new hair sponsor! 🙂 And what’s awesome is that the salon is located in Tampines and hence, very convenient for east-siders like me!

Awhile back, I did Shiseido’s Hair Treatment and Soft Rebonding with Modern Style Salon as my mane was getting out of hand, with frizzy bits and flyaway. It made me look very unkempt. Even after washing, which is supposed to ‘tame’ my mane after a night’s sleep, I have had people asking what happened to my hair! 😥

So you cannot imagine what my hair look like first thing in the morning when I wake up, it’s really quite horrendous!

I guess this is the result of dyeing your hair too often and even bleaching it. Yes, you would recall that I bleached a portion of my hair to dye it hot funky pink…

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And of course, it has lost its colour since a long time ago…

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But what is more concerning is the quality of my hair aftermath…

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You can tell the difference by just looking at this before-after pic.

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The one on the left was before bleaching my hair, it was dry and messy yes but there weren’t as many flyaway and crisps compared to the aftermath on the right 😦

Needless to say, the drying got worse and I had even more split ends than before.

My first visit to Modern Style Salon was to have my hair treated because I reckon they were under too much stress and I haven’t been pampering them for such a long time!

So, I decided to do my hair and myself a favour! 🙂

Before that, let me take you a little tour around Modern Style Salon.

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And this was me having my tresses pampered… ❤

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End result?

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Smooth and silky hair in no time!!!

Hair treatments are for maintenance purposes which means, similar to facial sessions and self-masking at home, you would need to undergo treatments regularly to achieve your desired result. I dreaded that because that would mean that I would have to squeeze in a slot among my busy schedule and hence, I decided to opt for soft rebonding to solve my problems once and for all.

Headed to Modern Style Salon again to rebond my hair.

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And…the aftermath!

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Yes, that’s my Mac for lunch which my hair stylist, Tonny has very kindly allowed me to bring in to munch while he fix my hair.

Some tips from me if you are intending to have your hair treated/curl/rebond/any other services that might most proba bly take some time to complete – empty your bladder, ensure your phone/ipad is fully charged (or you can charge it at the salon if allowed) and fill your tummy/take-away and munch while the treatment is done (if your hair stylist doesn’t mind).

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You can tell how my locks are now more ‘tamed’ and silkier than before right? 😀

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Modern Style Salon recently had their grand opening and I had the opportunity to meet other MyFatPocket bloggers as well 🙂

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All of us had our chance to share our experience we had with Modern Style Salon and I was the first to be interviewed.

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Tonny, our hair stylist was interviewed by the emcee as well because all of us girls had only praises for him!

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What is an event without music?

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And delicious food should never be excluded…

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And wines!

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There were freebies which were proudly sponsored by Shiseido!

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[Beauty Review] b.liv Absolute Matte Mask

I don’t know about you, but I notice that when that time of the month is nearing, my skin gets oilier than usual. Blame it on the hormones man!

I don’t have oily skin type and I belong to the combination skin type, so frequent touching up of makeup at the T-zone areas is required, especially so during this period.

I was fortunate enough to be sent b.liv Absolute Matte Mask which many raved about and was able to experience the aftermath effects myself!

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b.liv has also kindly sent me their TOP selling product – Off with those black heads serum to try which I will blog about it another day 🙂

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Pros :

  1. The mask sheet is thick and not flimsy, hence does not tear easily
  2. Sebum production reduced
  3. Lesser need to touch-up my T-zone areas which means lesser clogged pores!
  4. Skin feels matte after removal and still matte after applying my Sulwhasoo Timetreasure Serum and Emulsion

Cons :

  1. Varies individually but those with oily eyelids may prefer for the eyelids flap as well

On the whole, this mask would benefit those with oily skin type as well as combination skin type. Comes in handy especially during the period nearing that time of the month.

With Sculptra Treatment, I look younger with fuller cheeks now!

It’s been only 5 months since my 1st session of Sculptra fillers with Celevenus Wellness & Aesthetic Clinic and I have undergone a total of 3 sessions thus far. Results have indeed been very promising and effective.

Read here for my previous sessions :

1st Sculptra treatment session

2nd Sculptra treatment session

3rd Sculptra treatment session

Sculptra is a type of filler, injected with  l-poly-lactic acid to help stimulate and encourage facial growth via natural collagen production. By ‘natural’, it means that the collagen formed comes from your own tissue. Besides being able to achieve facial volume, Sculptra is also able to target other common areas due to loss of facial volume and ageing problems such as wrinkles, folds and skin laxity.

The effect of Sculptra is more natural looking than what Dermal Fillers (Hyaluronic Acid), dermal fillers are not able to create this much of volume as well.

These pictures would portray the obvious differences and effective results I have enjoyed from my Sculptra treatments.

Please note that pictures are left unedited except for brightening effects due to bad lighting in the background and poor resolution.

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without smile

I took these 2 pictures above for comparison mainly because I am not smiling in them, which gives you a clearer perspective of how much volume my cheeks have been effectively filled via Sculptra.

And because I have finally removed my braces recently, apart from being able to smile more confidently with my teeth, I need not worry about my sunken cheeks anymore!

Taken recently while I was at a hair salon :

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#buffirstletmetakeaselfie :

 

 

 

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If you are looking to achieve fuller cheeks that presents a more youthful radiant looking appearance, Sculptra is definitely recommended! Moreover, it is clinically proven to be able to last up to 2 years or at least 25 months! 

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[Beauty] Have you heard of ‘Botox’ for your hair? Fluff Hair Room

I have been dyeing my hair for years till date and it is no wonder my poor mane dries up easily and quickly due to the chemicals used.

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I realised that using hair treatment products at home such as hair conditioners, be it wash-off or leave-on or even hair mask do not work exactly well.

This brings me to my main topic of ‘Hair Maintenance’ and you should consider pampering your tresses approx once every month with hair treatments by notable hair salons.

Just last week, I dropped by Fluff Hair Room (what a cute name, isn’t it?) to have my hair treated.

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The products which were used :

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Left : Erayba Professional Line Hydraker K11 Keratin Hair Botox

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A deep moisturising shampoo with Keratin,thermal lipid-complex, Argan Oil, Vegetable proteins and Karite Shea Butter.

Right : Erayba Professional Line Hydraker Total Repair K10 Keratin Total Mask

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Paraben free, salt free, sulfate free
For damaged hair that needs special care and deep moisture. Enhanced hair reconstruction from inside out, hair protection, natural shine, nourishing and smoothing effect. Combine the HydraKer series for different therapy rituals and bring back your hair´s youth and natural beauty.
I trimmed my hair and fringe as well as my last trim was during cny period!
The aftermath results :
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