2012-08-24

Quirky Kwerkee

One new post below this advert! :)

Advertorial

Look what came in the mail!!


I'm gonna open my first box of KWERKEE!!


You are probably wondering what Kwerkee is... Well, everyone knows Reebonz right? I did two adverts for them before, HERE and HERE... Reebonz sells designer bags at very competitive prices and I know loads of girls LOVE them!!

And now there is Kwerkee by Reebonz! If designer bags are not your cup of tea, how about out-of-this-world, unique, and yes, quirky lifestyle items?





Just like Reebonz, Kwerkee is not like any usual online store.

They hold extraordinarily discounted sales of up to 70% off for 2 or 3 days and you have to sign up with their website to get notified so you can participate!

Ok let's open my Kwerkee box because I cannot wait to see what is inside!!


Even Igloo is having fits of excitement!! The items are so cute!!! Let's take them out one by one...


♥ Hello Kitty mimobot ♥


4gb thumbdrive!!

I love how hello kitty is dressed in nerdwear... Perfect for students to bring to school! :D


All of you know I love cutesy stuff but there is a difference between cute and quirky I think, and I am beginning to see quirky's appeal!! The long neck of the kitty is so funny!!

And quirky items often have to be very carefully designed. It isn't easy to make a long necked hello kitty look expensive and authentic!


Pretty and functional!! :D




If hello kitty isn't your cup of tea the mimobot flash drives also come in many other designs... ISN'T C-3PO CUTE?? Mike would like it so much!!


♥ Boiley ♥


 A microwave egg boiler?? What is this? Everyone knows eggs cannot be cooked in microwaves as they will explode!!

This is how I will look like if my face is an egg


BOILEY MAKES IT HAPPEN!! 

You can now cook eggs in the microwave!!


Amazing or what? Boiley comes with a needle. You have to poke the needle into the egg to let extra pressure escape, and put the egg into Boiley, then pop egg and Boiley into the microwave!!

No need for boiling anymore, no need to wash pots!! Experiment with the timings and you can get the PERFECT soft boiled or hard boiled egg EACH AND EVERYTIME, easy peasy!



And now for the only mysterious item left in the box.....





It is a NOOKA X HELLO KITTY WATCH!! 

So cute even Igloo is trying to mark his scent on the box to make it his. Sorry, not gonna give it to you!

Perhaps you have seen Nooka's watches around with their extremely interesting time-telling interface. I imagine that you can have plenty of interesting conversations with people when they ask you for the time and you go like (show watch) "What time do you think it is?"



The answer is 3.53pm... Did you guess it right?


Kooka collaborated with Sanrio to come up with a limited edition piece to launch on Hello Kitty's birthday on 1st Nov 2011.

I love how the design is so simple and pretty with such a pure white and that striking red accent!! If you love hello kitty but you don't want to appear too childish or girly, this watch is just perfect. :D


It can easily match anything you wear too!



I'm loving it on me! :D



Thank you Kwerkee for bringing so much quirky into my life!! 

And yes Kwerkee's items come in biodegradable boxes... 

Not only that, shipping is FREE for Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and Hongkong!!



Here are some more of Kwerkee's merchandise you might be able to get! Click to enlarge!

Although the items chosen by me are sorta girly, there are many Kwerkee items that are unisex or for boys too.

Enticed to join yet? Why not, membership is FREE!!!


Simply go to Kwerkee and sign up!!



AND AND AND THIS!!




Just refer your quirky friends to join and 
you can get so many goodies! 



Get your Daily Design Sauce at up to 70% sale now now now!!

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Xiaxue the Cover Girl

Some of you may have already seen the following pictures because I've been asked to be on the cover of Lifestyle magazine for the National day issue!!

And Lifestyle is actually the largest circulating magazine in Singapore!! *claws face*

Don't know what I did to get so lucky. Actually when I was asked, I didn't even believe it was true until I went for the shoot and like a billion people fussed over me.

Scratch that. Until the magazine ACTUALLY GOT PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED I didn't believe it was true. I kept thinking someone will object to so controversial a figure on the cover... But there you go!! It's become fact now!


ME!!!

OK before I post scanned versions of the rest of interview + photoshoot pictures, I'd like to blog a bit more! Tolerate this please!! Or skip it if you are a rebel, I know I have no power over what you want to read.

I WANT TO THANK PEOPLE!!!

Tommy Wee, Handsome editor extraordinaire: Thank you for the chance, the choice, and the defense, which you guys can read in a bit in his Editor's Note. Understand that your unusual choice in cover figure must have turned a few heads, but hey, if you wanted attention for the magazine, you got it. Controversy is the least I can do for you, LOL. You guys can follow him on twitter here, and girls, don't get too mesmerized.

A picture with the editor

Germaine Lim, Ultra inquisitive wordsmith: Thank you for the in-depth interview, the deep, probing questions, for doing so much research for the article and lastly making it so interesting beyond the typical QnA format. Even I enjoyed reading this because there was so much you wrote that I didn't even know about!! And for your patience in my slow responses to emails!

Gillian, Good friend, Mentor, Sorta Boss: Thanking you a million times won't be enough and I bless the day the doctor saved your life when your burst appendix tried to take it away. Won't be where I am today without you, believing in me 100%, telling me where I can do better (and sometimes video recording it), giving me guidance and always wishing the best for me. For all that you gave selflessly, you add on to my debt by always saying the sweetest things about me to others, including in this article. And I love what you wrote about me here. Getting too mushy... Just... Thanks.

Vernetta, Yi Ying, Frazer - some of my best sponsors: Thank you for all the kind words. I already had the best products and services from you guys and never expected praise for me on an interview afterwards!! Vern - never thanked you enough for the the dream wedding you made possible, even when you broke your foot! Frazer for the beautiful Electrolux products I cannot wait to use at my new home, especially the oven! And Yi Ying for the indulgence... many ZA foundations bestowed upon me that I haven't finished using them till now! It was, and is, a pleasure working with you guys.

The crazy team of photography, hair, makeup and stylists working for my Lifestyle shoot... Thank you for the patience, the glamour, and making my few hours super fun!! And the pictures turned out SO NICE!!! I love them very much!!

With my hairstylist and makeup artist Sean and Shaun!!

Tommy picking the final shots... 
You cannot find a more decisive editor! 
Done in like 2 minutes.

Ok here are the scanned pages... I don't have a scanner so my mom scanned these for me. The resolution turned out pretty bad. :( But it will have to do.

Credits to Lifestyle Magazine:


Yes, thank you for the faith, impartiality and candour, everybody. 

You too Tommy


Bit of a mistake there...
100,000 facebook likes. 

Don't like this minus one zero leh!!

Also 92k instagram followers by now!


Love the styling...

After this shoot I actually got inspired to wear more bright colours instead of always pastels!!



(continued 3 pictures down)



This is actually my favourite picture, the one in front of the mirror. It's so chic!!

And I LOVE the timeline of hair colour changes Germaine did!! :D


Plus tips on how to snap a good profile picture


This is obviously my favourite part of the interview... People praising me!!

:')


And my least favourite because it contains my least favourite people's faces.

Thank god Sophie and Qiu are there to balance it out. Actually, I like Peter Coffin too. He gave me international fame!

Some of you asked me where to buy Lifestyle magazine... Short answer... You can't, it is purely based on subscription.

Gillian told me that some readers wrote in to Clicknetwork asking for a copy. A girl even said she looked at newstands all over and didn't manage to find it. So Gillian asked Lifestyle for some copies, and Lifestyle obliged by giving her ten. G replied the reader, who promptly went down to Click's office to collect. She even offered to pay for the magazine!! I don't know who you are, random reader, but thank you for liking me and I like you too!!

Now isn't this story just full of niceness and nice people? So anyway if you desperately want to keep a copy, you can try emailing clicknetwork at gtl@clicknetwork.tv to see if there are still any left. Self collect only!!

If you wish to subscribe to future editions of Lifestyle, here is the form Tommy kindly reproduced for me. Print it out and mail it to them!! There is also a phone number and email address there for more enquiries.


I'm in one of those moods where I feel like I LOVE EVERYONE!!!

CONFETTI AND BLESSINGS FOR ALL!!

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2012-08-17

Sexy Look Noir

Advertorial

This is my fourth advertorial for Sexy Look and Love More!! So far I can say that all my readers love their products because all I've heard are good feedback about these two brands!


Personally I love using their masks!

Having good skin is hard work, must remind myself to mask more!


In case you haven't seen my previous adverts, Sexy Look and Love More are famous for their awesome masks!! Their products are wildly popular in Taiwan!

So I've been sent a few more of their new masks the star of today's advert is the...


♥ Sexy Look Intensive Care Black Cotton Mask ♥



What's so special about these masks?

Perhaps you already guessed from the picture? THEY ARE BLACK!!

Unlike most black masks in the market which are colour-dyed, the Sexy Look Black Cotton Mask uses advanced technology to infuse activated carbon into the pure pulp cotton.

The result? A thorough cleansing of your clogged pores with powerful absorbing ability!

All your excess sebum and dirt and impurities are eliminated, leaving your skin glowing with less visible pores!!

We all know carbon is great for cleansing purposes, like carbon pills clean out our stomachs... So I guess it works for our skin too. :D

Not to worry, the mask doesn't only do power cleansing!!





Choose your favourite!


Intensive REPAIRING Black Cotton Mask:

For those of us concerned with aging... Fight against it with European Beech and Obsidian Extract to promote skin mineralization!



Intensive WHITENING Black Cotton Mask:

Want fairer skin? Black bee honey whitens while Black Pearl moisturizes!



Intensive MOISTURIZING Black Cotton Mask:

Vitamin C enriched Blackcurrant boosts nutrient circulation while roserock deeply moisturizes skin. The result is more radiance!



They all sounds so good so which should I pick today??


My skin has been plagued by some zits lately so I've been using loads of whitening products in hopes of reducing scars... So I pick the Intensive Whitening Black Cotton Mask!


I CHOOSE YOU!!

(FYI the reason why I am biting a string of pearls and this mask has pearls around it is because black pearl is one of the special ingredients in the mask. I know, lame camwhore excuse)



Will I look like the girl in the picture in a bit?



And I got kinda a shock when I saw the mask...


 IT IS SO BLACK!!

I don't know why I was surprised but I guess I'm so used to seeing white masks... This is the first time ever I've seen a black one!

And it looks a bit like the wet seaweed lol...

Another thing I've noticed? The mask is EXTREMELY SOFT. In fact, I will say that this is the softest mask I've ever used... So soft to the point of being a bit hard to separate for fear that it will break!


You can see how thin it is!! Despite that, it is extremely absorbent... So much juice on it it kept dripping!



Have the mask on now! Tadah!! Look scary not?

(ps: Obviously not supposed to have the mask on with makeup on. This is just for demonstration purposes I've already tried the mask earlier on without makeup.)


I love how the mask almost feels like a second skin because it is so freaking soft... It sticks to every contour of your face!!

Here are some mask tips:

1) to make the mask absorb better you can massage your skin with the mask on.

2) My friend told me she lets her husband use her masks after she is done with them coz after 20 mins of being on your skin the masks are still very moist, so you can just let another person benefit from it!! (if he/she doesn't mind)

3) After finishing with your mask don't throw it away! Scrunch it up and squeeze the rest of the goodness on your arms, hands, even legs if there is excess. It is like serum, don't waste it.



I  just need to be blonde again and wear a black tube lol


Conclusion?

I love it!! ♥

Skin feels really dewy and cleaner, plus on top of that I noticed that after using the Black Cotton Mask my face takes a longer time to turn oily. Must be because it is so moisturized. :D

Plus the texture feels so extremely comfortable on my face. With some masks you constantly get air bubbles so you keep having to press them down but with this one it is completely snug on your skin!

Can't get enough masks?

Love More also has 4 new masks for you to choose from!! 

All improved formulas!



Mediterranean Pomegranate:  Lifting and Whitening


South Pacific Gold Pearl: Amazing White



French Caviar: Anti-wrinkle and Firming


Perhaps you noticed the most interesting one of all:



YES FOR REAL, SNAILS.

This mask has snail mucin (nice name for their slime actually) in it! Snail mucin is the new darling in Korean Skincare, with Snail creams simply flying off the shelves!! Yes it may sound a little gross but we have fish scales in our lipsticks and we can eat Hashima (xue ge) which is the uterine tubes of frogs just for beauty... So really this is nothing is it? LOL


Here's an extract I found about snail mucin:

Snails never have skin infections, they can squirm across the the most razor sharp of knives and not pierce their skin.

It is the secretion produced inside their cells that affords them the ability to protect their skin from environmental dangers. It is the same serum that gives humans the opportunity to clear acne, rosacea, and stretch marks, among other skin afflictions.

NOW I WANNA BUY MORE SNAIL MUCIN PRODUCTS!!!



I want super good skin!!



Want to get your own Sexy Look and Love More masks??

They are available at Watsons as well as online at





If you buy from Secretive.sg, remember to mention "xiaxue" during your checkout to receive a free cosmetic pouch worth $20 + a Elishacoy Skinny Mineral Pack worth $55 with a minimum purchase of $20!

While stocks last so HURRY!!



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