Friday, October 29, 2010
Accessories to note: Police Hat, Baton, Handcuffs, Walkie Talkie, Torch Light, Gun with Holster, Leather Gloves and my favourite Black boots.
Extra not in picture: Gold Rimmed Aviator sunglasses.
And yeah! I taught the class in this outfit and I have to say - its crazy to teach in costume. Firstly, I attempted the first half of the class with just the stockings but I ended up flashing my ass to the class at least twice with my top riding up my butt.. and then my stockings started to form holes and tears so I had to stop dancing for a minute to pull on some shorts! Insane lah!! We had group pictures taken in the dance studio but I have no idea whos camera we used! I will ask them next week to get a copy of those pictures.
But overall very fun!! This is part 1 of 2 Themed class. Part 2 tomorrow at the Raffles Town Club and I'm looking forward to see what everyone will be dressed as!! :) Mental note - must take pictures! Must take pictures with MY camera!!
Special Thanks to Alegria Dimas who lent me this costume. Love it!!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Whats on my face for this shot? A little more than what I usually use so that I can really see what I can take off with my new makeup removers... yep! I'm reviewing some in this post!
Base - Bodyshop Face moisture cream + primer (Monistat) + Revlon Beyond Natural liquid foundation (rarely used except for shoots and this post).
Eyes & Cheeks - Lolita New York Mineral Makeup - Eyeshadow (Shimmer range) + Pink Blusher + Loose Finishing Powder.
Eyes - Dark Brown eyebrow pencil. (Brand unknown), Revlon Color Stay Dark Brown Eyeliner, Maybelline Magnum Express Mascara. No Colored Contacts today...
Lips - Revlon Midnight Swirl Lip Gloss.
What happened to the 2 points? Well, for this product unfortunately, irritated my eyes. Although instructions mentioned to keep your eyes closed while using this to remove eye makeup, I teared quite abit for at least 15 minutes after makeup removal as some of the liquid went into my eyes. Was it effective? Sure it was.. but a product suited for me? Not really. So moving on to the next one.. yes! We have 3 kinds to check out here...
Wonder what else to use to remove all that gunk off my face... hmn.... another one! The Bioré Makeup remover for Eye and Lip... I have to say this one in advance.. I LOVE this one.. Honeymeow Rating for this one! 10 out of 10 meows! I will definitely use this one more and repeatedly in the future... And you'll see why below...
And it took only a few gentle swipes to get everything off. No more hard excessive wiping on the eyes to get everything off... I like and I think my eyes and facial skin will thank me in time to come for being gentle to it..
The sample set includes 1 Travel size of Biore Makeup Remover for Eye & Lip (15ml), 1 Travel size of Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Sheets(2 Pcs) and its FREE!! Click the above to redeem. :)
Available from now till 31st October 2010 only.
What you see above is another makeup remover below.. The Bioré Cleansing Oil-in-Cotton Sheets. A total of 48 sheets in a regular sized dispenser. Beats having to deal with liquid bottles and cotton pad and is easy to use.How the packaging is like on the shelf as you see on the shelves above. And packaging when you open it below...
It only took me 2 sheets to remove all my makeup on the remaining half of my face so 1 box would last me around 12 days of makeup free freshness! And thats if I wear makeup everyday continuously for nearly 2 weeks... Not too bad.. Honeymeow Rating for this one.. 9 out of 10 meows... gentle on the skin.. was a little dryer than I would have liked it but then again, I like the excessive drip of makeup removers so no fault to the sheets at all.. it may be perfect for you perhaps..
And once again.. if you're a makeup fan... you've gotta remember to NEVER sleep with your makeup on... skin has gotta breathe and you don't want to end up clogging your pores...
Friday, October 22, 2010
After years of putting on mascara or false lashes that lasted me just a couple of hours, this one literally lasts for at least 2 weeks continuous or for as long as your lash lifespan lasts. Usually around 4 weeks or so before your natural lashes naturally shed itself along with the extension thats bonded to it. It doesn't even touch your eyelids as the extension is bonded with your natural lash hair with the best medical surgical grade Novalash glue from the US. And NO, it doesn't make your natural lashes drop out prematurely... but you do have to take care not to stress it out by rubbing too hard, using oil based makeup removers or curling it with an eyelash curler.. all a no-no! for it to last as long as it can...
For more lasting fullness, you can go back every 3-4 weeks to get a topup where they would topup what dropped off since your last visit and abit more too! So you can maintain that look for months and months with regular maintainence. And its really all just a matter of taking a little time to lie in the comforts of their treatment room under a warm soft blanket.
My girlfriend Jo. Lim opened this shop and I want to give her some support where I can and I hope you would too! She really deserves all the support she can get as she had put heart and soul into this business... :) Before I continue, here's a deal for you too! Mention "honeymeow" at her store and get an immediate 20% discount for any products/services there! Not to be combined with an existing promotion however so do look out for in-store promotions!
I started off my first visit there to get my eyes lashed up for the first time ever! I literally snored through my session where my snores woke me up several times!! *embarassing! (blush)* My lash technician, Joann was so lighthanded and gentle, I could hardly feel her finger pressure so it was like feathers were swished over me.. how not to fall asleep?! and before I knew it! It was done!! 95 minutes and around 70 lashes both long, short and with blue/purple highlights were put on. Pretty! Pretty! I like!!
Whats unique about them too are that her products are devoid of ingredients commonly found in alot of other cosmetic products that can aggravate sensitive skin issues...
For their Mineral Makeup and Custom Blend products, they insist on not adding the following in all their makeup formulations:
A sampling of their price ranges at the store...
Eyeshadow - $17.90
My Gf, Jo. L always enjoyed experimenting with makeup and constantly seeked formulas to cure her problematic skin type. One day, when a friend asked Jo. L about the breakouts she'd been experiencing since trying a particular brand of mineral makeup, Jo. L offered to find out about what exactly goes into each mineral makeup product.
To her surprise, several possible ingredients were found which had known sensitivity issues that could result in rashes and blemishes. Light dawned on her... not all mineral makeup were made equally!
With her facination with the ingredients and the making of purer makeup for herself and friends. Over the years, Jo. L removed more and more ingredients that was not neccessary for her makeup formulation and received numerous customer recognition with her concoctions.
LESS is MORE made sense, better formulas for natural, good-for-your-skin makeup is without a doubt better for everyones' skin than a whole pot of unknown chemicals & ingredients... and then Lolita New York was born...
Joann put my hair up as I had mentioned that I would need it to be up and away from my face as I would need to dance the rest of the day away during dance training and she gave me this look below which turned out lovely too! Very secure and only came off later that night when I pulled out the pins that held the curls together. Got skill!!!
Another look at my 95 strands of lashes... go get yours today! You can call +65 63389981 for an appointment or walk in at the store at the Marina Link at Esplanade MRT.
Lolita New York
Marina Link, Unit #B1-12
Easily accessible from Esplanade MRT.
Open Daily from 11am to 9pm.
When you come up from the MRT station, look to your right and go down the small flight of stairs and you're there!... and Don't Forget to quote "honeymeow" for your 20% discount!! Spread the word to friends and family! Festive seasons coming up - time to get pretty!!! You can join their facebook page for updates, promotions and some really great contests where you can win some great prizes too! JOIN THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE HERE.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Friday, October 08, 2010
Link to Nov. 2009 Zumbathon HERE and link to May 2009 Jackie Chan Zumbathon HERE.
Zumba Fitness will be launched at specific PA locations and CCs in 2011 so this is a fun sneak peak for whats to come that would have great atmosphere!
Details in poster above. Click to enlarge. I'm a registered PA instructor for my other fitness programs so I'm helping promoting this on their behalf to get the event off the ground. I have no doubt it would be a really fun event and at a dance club venue too! Who knows.... you may see me next year under PA's 2011 Zumba programs too... Watch my space for developments on this... :) *winks*
Its really going to be a big fitness party!! Tickets can be bought for $12 for Passion Card members and $20 for Non Passion Card members.
I would suggest however to just sign up for the Passion card as you can use it as an EZlink card, $7 movie deals, grocery shopping points at most major supermarkets amongst other venues/merchants plus preferred rates for courses at PA/Community Clubs. And its only a one time $12 for a 5 year membership. You can register for your Passion Card HERE if you don't already have one.
It will be conducted by Michael Thomas aka Mike T as seen here. I love his classes - very high energy as he has a background as a hiphop dancer too. I would be there that day for sure and have 40 slots that you can register with me to be filled up if you're keen. And its filling up fast!
Programme is from 3-5pm (includes registration, arrival of VIPs, warm up, basic steps, VIP to go on stage for demo & interaction, full Zumba Fitness routine and collection of goodie bag)
You can register directly with me and is on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS as slots are limited and make payment via internet banking. Email me email@example.com with the header "Register me for the PA Zumbathon" and include the following details for me to register you. I will advise bank transfer details once I recieve your full registration details.
Please note that you have to give me individual details for each registration and cannot book bulk slots for a group of friends without their individual full details. Slots are limited.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 29th October 2010 or when 40 slots are full whichever comes first.
Are you a Passion Card member: Yes or No
If yes, please confirm that your membership is still valid and in force.
If no, let me know if you are opting to pay $20 for the event or register online for your Passion card membership. Once you have made payment for your card registration, you can inform me that you're a passion card member and I'll update your registration under the preferred $12 rate and you can make your transfer accordingly.
Registration & Payment includes entrance to the venue, 1 drink and a goodybag. Slots are filling up quick so register fast! Zumba! Zumba! Zumba!! I'm excited already. :)
Monday, October 04, 2010
1 pack of dried beehoon (400gms) - Soaked in water till soft. (Takes about an hour in room temperature water)
Ingredient Set (A)
1 can of luncheon meat - diced
1 pack of seafood stick - each stick cut into 4 pieces.
6 dried shiitake mushrooms - rehydrated & sliced
6 fresh shiitake mushrooms - sliced
6 cloves of garlic - minced
2 small red onions - diced
Ingredients Set (B)
20 cents worth of beansprouts aka tau gay - washed well & soaked in water till ready to fry. Drain water before frying.
1 bunch of Chai Sim Green leafy vegetable - cut into 3 inch length stalks.
Ingredients Set (C)
2 med. cans of braised pork
7 fresh chicken eggs - beaten & fried into scrambled eggs.
Top with eggs, deep fried onions aka bawang goreng plus chili-padi & soy sauce mix if preferred.
Stirfry all of ingredients (A) in one pan. When onions are clear, luncheon meat golden and mushrooms sufficiently cooked (around 8-10 mins), add in ingredient (C) - just the braised pork and cook for another 3 minutes till the pork is heated through then transfer everything into large unheated wok.
Pour some oil & sauce from braised pork can and stirfry beansprouts & chai sim in pan till cooked. Transfer on top of ingredients (A+C) in wok.
Pour remaining amount of liquid from the braised pork cans & fry beehoon in pan, whilst constantly adding water when the water gets soaked up by the noodles. Keep around a cup of water ready to keep topping up while tossing the noodles in the pan. Add salt, white pepper & soy sauce to taste. Ensure the pan of noodles doesn't dry up and remains moist during noodle cooking. When done, pour all the noodles into the waiting wok of ingredients. Mix all the ingredients & beehoon together in the unheated wok. Cover and leave alone.
Beat & scramble the eggs in the pan. Top the noodles with the eggs when cooked and your beehoon would be sitting warm and ready till its time to eat. Top with fried onions & chili-padi.
Whats always found in my house? Hotdogs - mmm nitrates are yummy.. *snigger*, minced pork, melted cheese and pasta... and when thrown together with some tomato sauce, white n black pepper, italian spices, diced onions and a generous handful of minced garlic - we get lunch and sometimes dinner too coz I cook big!! *For the hubster and my girls at least*... Noms... noms... noms... comfort food. Warm hotdog pasta covered in melted cheese is always a winner in my house ...(yes yes,I know I didn't put the cheese yet for this picture - it eventually came after)
So whats your comfort food?