Sunday, 26 July 2015

Event: Singapore Blog Awards 2015

Singapore Blog Awards 2015
Its the Singapore Blog Awards 2015. I was privilege to be able to tag along my Cousin who is attending the award ceremony on behalf of her blogger friend Leonny, who is the finalist in the Best Family Blog. 

The Singapore Blog Awards 2015 Ceremony was held on the 23 July 2015 at F.Club Singapore. 
Singapore Blog Awards 2015
Held at F.Club Singapore.
Banners place at the entrance.
Happened that my blogger buddy Rena was also going to attend, so we decided to party together and we are all dress up that night. :)

This is the first time I was at F.Club Singapore. Nice place but well, as we are pretty late, when we arrive, we have only time to faster grab some foods and proceed to the Club's room where the award ceremony is starting already.
Food available to fill our stomach.
Complimentary Drink for the night.
Nice room ambience.
Decorations in F.Club Singapore.
Honestly speaking, I wasn't really paying attention at what the stage is going on. Ops my bad. But seeing that its the guest of honour speaking, I happily dig into my food first. :)
Guest of Honour speaking on stage.
By the time the speaking and dancing ended, I'm done with the food. The first award is given out. who won? Don't tell you!....lol just kidding, will leave it to the end yah. :)

And my bad again, I continue to be not fully paying attention to what was going on on stage, paying attention only when the winners are announce. 
Image of how the trophy looks like.
Collecting the prize on stage for the winners.
Collecting the Certificate and trophy on stage for the winners.
You must be wondering and asking, "You wasn't paying attention the whole night, then what are you doing?" Well, guess because I am not part of the finalist, my mind auto switch to have fun that night. So I was busy taking pictures and chit chatting with Rena and my cousin. hehehe..... :D
Having fun taking pictures.
And the fun continues.....
And after the last award was given out and ceremony ended with a big bang, we proceed to do what we miss just now at the beginning. Take pictures around the f.Club Singapore and at the photo booth. And also ended the night posing and signing off like a celebrity!
Selecting the Best dress award for the night.
Photo taking at the Photo booth.
Pose like a celebrity...hehehe
Signing off like a celebrity...:)
I did have fun and gain some new experience too. And each of us was given a bag of goodies as a token. Thank you. :)
Goodies Bag for each person attending the award night.
And here you go, congratulation to all winners:
Top 10 Most Popular Blogs:
  • A Happy Mum 
  • theRantingPanda
  • 小熊物语-阿宝的日记
  • Bumble Bee Mum
  • Mum in the Making
  • Little Miss Bento
  • McDonald's Around the World
  • Life's Tiny Miracles
  • SG Unfit Runners
  • Johor Kaki
Top 10 Most Popular Blogs
Editors' / Judges' Choice: 
Best Family Blog: Rascal Dads | 流氓老爸
Best Fashion Blog: ULIMALI

Best Food Blog: Ms Skinnyfat
Best Health & Wellness Blog: PrisChew Dot Com
Best Individual Blog: @Filmnomenon [Reviews by Eternality Tan]
Best Lifestyle Blog: It's all about valyn
Best New Blog: Kat Eyes
Best Topical Blog: Little Miss Bento
Best Travel Blog: Pohtecktoes - Traveling in the Moment

Editors' / Judges' Choice
Advertisers' Choice:
Best Beauty Blog: fionaseah.com - beauty, lifestyle & rambles
Best Cooking Blog: The Domestic Goddess Wannabe
Most Popular Beauty Blog: because every part of you can be beautiful, even your buns
Most Popular Cooking Blog: The Domestic Goddess Wannabe

Advertisers' Choice
Followers' Choice: 
Favourite Twitter Influencer: Lee Hsien Loong
Favourite Youtube Channel: wahbanana

Followers' Choice
Celebrity: 
Favourite Local Celebrity Instagram: Jeanette Aw 欧萱
Favourite Overseas Celebrity Instagram: Choi Siwon 崔始源

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Review: L'OCCITANE Shea Butter Hand Cream and Marvellous Flowers Hand Cream

L'OCCITANE Shea Butter Hand Cream and Marvellous Flowers Hand Cream
Today review is on L'OCCITANE Shea Butter Hand Cream and Marvellous Flowers Hand Cream. 

Overall, these are all nice and effective hand cream that helps to nourish my hand. I personally like the L'OCCITANE Shea Butter Hand Cream more than the Marvellous Flowers Hand Cream. Reason is that the Shea Butter Hand Cream feel less greasy and natural on my skin with nice fragrance smell like perfume. 

L'OCCITANE Shea Butter Hand Cream and Marvellous Flowers Hand Cream Summary
L'OCCITANE Shea Butter Hand Cream
Shea Butter Hand Cream
This is L'OCCITANE best seller shea butter hand cream. 

This hand treatment helps to heal, protect, nourish (Anti-oxidizing vitamin E) and soften dry or dehydrated skin. 

This is a super-smoothing and best-selling synergy of 20% Shea Butter, honey and sweet almond extract, blended with the light and alluring aromas of jasmine and ylang-ylang essences.

For more information, go to L'OCCITANE website

L'OCCITANE Marvellous Flowers Hand Cream
Marvellous Flowers Hand Cream
This is L'OCCITANE limited edition hand cream that has been discontinued already.

Enriched with shea butter, this Cream softens and helps nourish hands, leaving skin moisturized and supple.

Formulated with natural floral extracts, hands will be perfumed with the delicate fragrance of soft peony, raspberry extracts and rose.


How to use L'OCCITANE Hand Cream?
Use at any time of the day, as often as necessary on your hands.

My Review
Can't really remember how I get these products. Should be some contest or campaign on their Facebook page sometime back already, only blog it now. While better now then never, right.

Lets start shall we? 

Both L'OCCITANE hand cream came in a small tube, suitable to carry around. 
Marvellous Flowers Hand Cream (left pic) and
Shea Butter Hand Cream (right pic)
Lets talk about the Shea Butter Hand Cream first. This hand cream has a white creamy texture.

It smell very nice, like applying perfume. Smell like floral fragrance to me. The hand cream is not greasy and sticky at all. It leave my skin with a natural feel while making my skin hydrated. 
Shea Butter Hand Cream has a white creamy texture
The Marvellous Flowers Hand Cream has a white creamy texture too.

It has a floral fragrance too but the smell is lighter than the Shea Butter Hand Cream. The hand cream feels a little greasy at first but after the skin absorbed the hand cream, it feels smooth and hydrated. 
Marvellous Flowers Hand Cream has a white creamy texture too.
For me I like the Shea Butter Hand Cream more. Why? It is less greasy, smell nicer and absorb faster by my skin. But both smooth my skin and make it stay hydrated. 

Overall, these are all nice and effective hand cream that helps to nourish my hand. I personally like the L'OCCITANE Shea Butter Hand Cream more than the Marvellous Flowers Hand Cream. Reason is that the Shea Butter Hand Cream feel less greasy and natural on my skin with nice fragrance smell like perfume.

Where to buy it?
L'OCCITANE hand cream can be bought at L'OCCITANE boutique island wide for S$15 (30ml) and S$44 (150ml).

Where to get samples?
Nope no samples for redemption for this. But you may go to L'OCCITANE boutique to try on the tester there.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Review: Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Skin illuminating Moisturizer

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Skin illuminating Moisturizer (50ml)
Today review is on Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Skin illuminating Moisturizer. 

Overall, this Skin Illuminating Moisturizer is able to smooth, moisturize and brighten up my skin after weeks of using it. I also notice that my skin is less oily when I wake up in the morning. There is less blemish too. I quite like it, not oily and not sticky but too expensive to me. :)

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Skin illuminating Moisturizer Summary
This lightweight moisturizer helps boost the illumination of your skin.

Benefits:
  • Daily hydrator
  • Helps restore moisture balance 
  • Make skin appear lit from within. (Brighten skin)
  • Dryness and dullness visibly disappear, leaving skin looking smoother, softer, and more luminous.
This moisturizer is formulated Without:
  • Paraben
  • Phthalates
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Mineral Oil
  • PABA
  • Petrolatum
  • Praraffin
  • DEA
  • Synthetic Color
  • Synthetic Fragrance
  • Animal Ingredients 
What is written on the box.
Formulated without these ingredients.
Go to Origins Website for more information.

How to use Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Skin illuminating Moisturizer?
Use morning and evening as part of your Mega-Bright regimen.
Ingredients
My Review
Kind of don't really remember how this moisturizer came about. Anyway lets start the ball rolling. 

The product came in a green container pack inside a box. 
Product pack in a nice box.
Moisturizer came in a green container.
Opening the cap, it's covered by a white lid. 
cover up by white lid.
The moisturizer is white in color with creamy texture. Applying it give off a nice fragrance smell. It smell like orange or lemon grass to me. Very nice natural smell.
Opening the lid.
White creamy texture.
The moisturizer is lightweight, not oily and not sticky at all. My skin is able to absorb the moisturizer fast. 
Applying on the skin.
After apply, skin feels moisturize and bright.

After weeks of used, I did feel that my skin is less oily when woke up in the morning. And also I notice less blemish on my skin. Probably skin is well control now. :)

Besides that, skin feels smooth, moisturize and brighten up. Less dull. :) 
Before (Photo Taken in the Morning)
Weeks after used (Photo Taken At Night)
Before (Photo Taken in the Morning)
Weeks after used (Photo Taken At Night)
Overall, this Skin Illuminating Moisturizer is able to smooth, moisturize and brighten up my skin after weeks of using it. I also notice that my skin is less oily when I wake up in the morning. There is less blemish too. I quite like it, not oily and not sticky but too expensive to me. :)

Where to buy it?
This Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Skin illuminating Moisturizer (50ml) can be bought at any Origins Beauty Counters at a retail price of S$90. 

Where to get samples?
You may go to Origins Beauty Counter to try the moisturizer tester. Not sure if they have sample sachet too, you can try asking them if they have. :)

Monday, 13 July 2015

Event: Cathay Motion Picture Award Night 2015


Thanks to Rena, my blogger buddy, I was able to attend the Cathay Motion Picture Award Night 2015 on 3 July 2015 at The Cathay. 
Ticket to attend the Award Night.
I'm a guest at the Award Night.
Lets take a break from beauty products and take a look at something different.

Lets talk a little about the award. 
Cathay Motion Picture Award Night 2015
So what is this Cathay Motion Picture Awards all about?
Cathay Motion Picture Award (CMPA) is a short film competition started in 2012 to celebrate Cathay Organization's 77th anniversary. This annual signature event is into its 4th iteration this year. 

What do participant needs to do?
CMPA invites participant to create a motion picture, an 80 seconds film within 80 hours, in accordance to the theme "Memories". 

This year, there is a total of 145 entries submitted. 

And what prizes will they get?
4 prizes altogether:
  • Best Motion Picture
  • First Runner Up
  • Second Runner Up
  • Viewers' Choice Award. 
During this Cathay Motion Picture Award Night 2015, I will get to see 15 Top Finalist's Films and get to know the winners. 

Ok lets get the action going. Before I let you all know who the winners are, lets see Rena and my action that night first. Shall we? :D

We were there early. What we do? Of course explore the place. We took pictures not only at the photo booth. we also took pictures at the red carpet.
Waiting to take picture at the red carpet.
Hahahaha!!! We feel so superstar that day, as if we are at Star Awards!
Photo Taking at the Red Carpet.
Photo Taking at the Photo Booth.
Selfie inside the cinema hall.
Ok, after day dreaming ourselves at the red carpet, we dig in to the foods prepared for us before going into the Cinema Hall for the Awards. 
Reception before the award night.
Foods before the award night.
Add some desserts.
Ready to proceed to the Cinema Hall for the award.
So what are the 15 Top Finalist's Films?
  • 守忆 (Reminisce) by Banana Split  
  • Memories by Heavy Production 
  • Retch by Incline Visuals 
  • 明月盒(Glimpse) by Paper Clip Production  
  • Block by Posse 
  • My Journey by Qrious Lab 
  • Artist by Smells like Team Spirit 
  • 这一秒,你好不好 (Seletar) by Studio3B 
  • Folders by Studio 1914 
  • Pesanan (Reminders) by #TEAM 018
  • Rich Memories by Tip-Toe 
  • Fragments by Triple-J 
  • Let Go by Voyager Films 
  • Zoe by Walk & Roll Studios 
  • Pop by What Productions 
Well, so which one I like most? For me, there are 2 films I like, Pesanan (Reminders) by #TEAM 018 and Artist by Smells like Team Spirit. I actually like those more emotional films. :)

At the end of the day, which films won?

Drum roll.....
Announcing the Winners.
Best Motion Picture Award
Retch by Incline Visuals
Best Motion Picture Winner.
This is a film by 3 LASALLE Fresh Graduate: Andrew Kose, 21, Chervin Chua, 20, Jonathan Chan, 22. 

Struggling to trace back your memories? This film is talking about Andy, a librarian, finds himself terribly ill one day. As he throws up, he struggles to jot his memory on what he had for lunch that made him sick. 

Click here to watch the film. 

First Runner Up Award
这一秒,你好不好 (Seletar) by Studio3B
1st Runner Up Winner.
This is a film by Melinda Tan, 30, Pursuing a Masters degree and Yeo Zhi Qi, 22, Student

This film is talking about a tear-jerking journey of remembering the loss of someone dear. On the first death anniversary of their best friend, Jiayi and Zhiqi embarked on a journey to remember her. 

Click here to watch the film.

Second Runner Up Award
Fragments by Triple-J
2nd Runner Up Winner.
This is a film by Jaze Phua, 23, and Jerry Lim, 23, Student & Youtuber for JUO Productions, and Justin Kan, 31, Flight Steward. 

This film is a  Local YouTube sensation’s winning video. Memories are fragmented, and an accumulation of our experiences around us. A blind man speaks of how our senses evoke snippets of our memories, but the best memories are created with the people around us. 

Click here to watch the film. 

Viewers' Choice Award
Artist by Smells like Team Spirit
Viewers' Choice Winner.
This is a film by Andre He, 27, Freelance Promotions Producer, Ho Wenlong, 26, Student and Luna Pham, 24, Broadcast Graduate from NTU.

A look into what we remember from our past, against the reality of the present – is now really better? This film is talking about a little boy and an artist speak of life, friendship and bumboats by the Singapore River. As the artist sketches the view, the little boy realizes that the artwork looks different from what he sees in front of him  not realizing that the artist was sketching the river from his memory of how it used to be.

Click here to watch the film.
Congratulation all Winners.
Goodies for the night.
Thanks BrandStory for the invitation and goodies. Congratulation all winners.