Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Sakae Sushi New Fusion Menu

Was invited for a food tasting session at Sakae Sushi to try out their new fusion menu!

Sakae Sushi has more than 120 new additions to their menu, inspired by flavours all over the world.. Their new menu consists of items such as foie gras sushi, otah dishes and more!

sakaecollageI had the opportunity to try out many dishes at the food tasting session, and here are some of the food that I've tried that night!

  1. Sakae Zensai

  2. Trio Carpaccio

  3. Asari Sakamushi

  4. Special Otah Maki

  5. Mixed Fry Katsu

  6. Fruity Tutti Maki'

  7. Gobo no Kari Age

  8. Sakae Mentai Combo

  9. Aburi Foie Gras Sushi


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Drinks that we had!

  1. Kyoto Geisha

  2. Honey Sakura Tea

  3. Honey Aloe Vera Tea


The food tasting session ended off with a Sakae Fondue consisting of ice cream chunks, fruits and an assortment of cookies and snacks into luscious and silky dark chocolate.

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Brought BF along for the food tasting session.. Here's us with the Kyoto Geisha drink which I love, we had 2 glasses of this that day hehe.. Kyoto Geisha is a combination of watermelon flavoured milk and juicy strawberry pulps, super yummy!

(Sorry for the grainy photo, took this with my phone's front camera)

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Some of my favourites from the food tasting that day! :)

Chawanmushi - Chawanmushi can never go wrong most of the time! Sakae's chawanmushi have been one of my favourites since secondary school days. I remember going for Sakae Sushi's buffet with my friends and spamming lots of chawanmushi haha!

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Long Bean Otah - This is one of their new dishes under Otah Creations. I love tempura, I guess that's why this dish appeals to me more than the other otah dishes! Tempura batter was pretty good, and I think they took the effort to make the otah not too spicy. However, I'd prefer the long bean to be softer and juicier (maybe because I like veggies cooked in chinese style)..

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Salmon Gindara - A unique combination of grilled cod fish over salmon, perfect! Both fish tasted good together, and luckily the salmon didn't taste too "fishy". Craving for this dish all over again as I type this blog post...

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Char-grilled king prawn - This is actually one of the skewers from their Yakimono Deluxe platter (in the picture below). The prawn is my favourite out of all the food at this food tasting session! The king prawn is char-grilled, served with cod roe and mayonnaise sauce, super yummy hmmm. I don't think I need to describe more, you can imagine how nice it will taste like! Will definitely order this if I'm at Sakae Sushi again.. :)

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The new menu is now available at all Sakae Sushi outlets island wide. For delivery, log on to Sakae Delivery at http://www.sakaedelivery.com. For a full listing of Sake Sushi outlets, please visit: http://sakaesushi.com.sg/ .

Monday, 28 July 2014

Kebaya Fashion

To my Muslim readers and friends, Selamat Hari Raya 2014!

More than just a dress, once a symbol of status and nobility, the elegance of Kebaya has been connecting the past and present time.


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Read: The Kebaya Fashion: A Timeless Elegance

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Officially blonde!

If you're my friend or if you've been following my blog posts about my hair, you will know that I was a chicken one year ago and before.. I was so scared that bad things will happen to my hair if I'm too adventurous!

Initially, I only dared to do ombre colors because I know that I can snip the ombre parts off if anything (bad) were to happen to my hair.. Luckily nothing went wrong, Shunji Matsuo at 313 took good care of my hair and I became more daring. I did cosme cream, dyeing (full head) brown, highlighting, perming and I even dyed all my hair bright red! Ahh I miss my redhead so much!

Guess what? I was in a YOLO mode and I decided to bleach my hair! Yes, from the roots, so you can say I'm kind of blonde now! How do I look??

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Last picture of my hair before bleaching!

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Bleaching was split into 2 steps, first time away from the roots and second time the roots plus the more orangey strands that needs more touch-up.. This way, my scalp is pretty safe!

Here's the bleach they used on me... Jerry said that it will stop "working" after a period of time, so it won't over bleach or harm my hair excessively..

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With the bleach on my hair, away from the roots..

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Mostly blonde... Just one more step!

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And all bleached!

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*sings* For the first time in forever..... I am officially blonde!

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Closer look at my bleached hair color! Of course, this is not the end...

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As you can see, my hair is kind of yellowish/orangey after bleaching, a toner has to be used to tone down the yellow/orange tone.. So this is not the final hair color yet!

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I also asked for a strip of pink, hence that piece of aluminium foil on my head! Since I got my hair bleached, of course I need to do some pretty color right? Hehe..

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With the toner on my hair.. It is kind of like dyeing my hair basically..

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Did a hair treatment after everything.. Need to take better care of my hair now that I bleached it!

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And here's the final result... A dark ash brown color! I really like the "ash" part.. I'm always saying this, but my hair looks different under different lighting - sometimes greenish, sometimes silverish...

I asked Jerry, "I bleached my hair, why such a dark color?" He told me that he used a stronger toner to remove all the orangey tones, and the darkness will fade in a week or so to a blondish color.. And yeah, my hair did turn lighter in a few days! :)

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Pretty ash brown hair ♥

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From another angle~ Nice???

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I won't kid you, bleaching your hair will definitely make it drier than before..

Like what Jerry told me, my hair will be quite dry the first few days, and then it will recover and become not so dry.. It is really true! My sister was like, "eh, really not so dry now!" when she touched my hair after a week..

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So, on the whole, it was so much better than what I've expected!!!!

If you're intending to bleach your hair, you really should get your hair bleached by a professional so that you will not risk damaging your hair! Luckily I'm in safe hands, phew...

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I went back to the salon 2 weeks after my dye-job for a new hair treatment that is super duper pampering!! I feel that this is even better than my old favourite hair treatment? Will blog about the details in another blog post.. Meanwhile if you can't wait, ask for Shiseido Ultimate 5-Step Reconstruction Therapy when you visit the salon!

And... Here's how my hair look after the toner has faded!!! Luckily I went back for hair treatment and Jerry tonged my hair after that, so I'll have a photo with nicely styled hair in the final blonde color to show you people hehe..

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A few more random photos taken with my phone's front camera, so pardon the photo quality!

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Wa I love my hair color in this photo ♥ Perfect lighting..

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It has been about a month since I bleached my hair? Can't wait to go back to the salon soon and see what we can do next... Currently, I feel like going lighter or going pink! I can't decide hahaha~

Stay tuned to my next hair color ok? *winks*

Remember to get your hair bleached by a professional so that you won't risk damaging your hair, I strongly recommend Jerry! You can quote “yingjie” to get 10% off chemical services at Shunji Matsuo at 313 :)

Shunji Matsuo at 313
313 Orchard Road, #03-26, 313@Somerset
Tel:   6238 0226
FB Page: www.facebook.com/HairSalon313

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Celebrities HD Make Up Failures

Remember me blogging about High Definition (HD) Make Up from Make Up For Ever some time ago? I'm back with a related post, but not a beauty review this time round!

Some celebrity had some embarassing HD moments, when they're caught when lots of white powder on their faces! So what’s with all the white powder on their faces?

Make-up artist fail: The powder used on Angelina’s face is for HD film not flash photogra

The white powder is actually tiny luminous powders that looks great in natural light, making them look gorgeous in real life. However, these luminous powders reflects light when flash hits them. Ouch, that explains the white stuffs on their faces!

Miley Cyrus white powder face

Quite a number of celebrities have been spotted with white powder on their faces in photos..



Angelina Jolie, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Judd, Nicole Kidman and Uma, just to name a few..

Uma has also been a victim

Wanna see a video demo? Here is it!



Now you know, please use HD powder on the right occasions! Not like there'll be people taking photos and using flash photography at us everyday anyway haha..

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Bellabox - La Petite Parisienne

Yay I finally got my July's Bellabox! :D

I was overseas when it was delivered to me, so I had to ask for a redelivery only when I'm back.. Boy, I was feeling so "itchy" when I see others instagram/blog about their July's box when I was in Korea, can't wait to get mine and rip it open haha!

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This month's theme is La Petite Parisienne! I love how Bellabox theme their monthly boxes, it was Haul of Fame for June FYI! They even go that much to seal the box with a macaron sticker, how cute is that?

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So here are the contents for my box, what a big bunch of items right!! :O

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  • Hanaka Hydro Rejuvenate Set by Beautify Me: Hydrating mask for our face, this is actually the pink macarons that you see in the photo above haha!

  • Lollipops Glossy Lipstick in Fatal Cocktail: The crayon looks orangey, but it is actually fruity pink with slight specks of glitter when applied, pretty!

  • L'Oreal Paris Total Repair 5 Emergency Care (Miracle Split End Sealer): Bleached my hair recently and the arrival of this product is so timely..

  • L'Oreal Paris UV Perfect Anti-Dullness UV Protector: Yay, travel-sized sunblock packed with a powerful SPF50+, this is definitely in my packing list when I go for a short getaway in August hehe!

  • Givenchy Ange Ou Demon Le Secret EDP: A fruity and floral scent that smells like jasmine green tea at times, hmm nice..

  • Nuxe White Brightening Moisturizing Emulsion: Contains a power-packed rice powder ingredient that absorbs excess sebum and mattifies skin without clogging your pores, so suitable for Singapore's weather!

  • Glamglow Super Mud Clearing Treatment and Glamglow Youth Mud Tinglexfoliate Treatment: Read quite some good reviews of Glamglow, so it is finally my turn to try it out, eggcited!

  • Lierac Sensory Oil with 3 Flowers: A multi-purpose oil for our face, hair and body with a calming scent.

  • Phytokeratine Ultra-Repairing Mask: This ultra repairing hair mask pampers my hair so well, and there is no sticky residue unlike some other hair masks/conditioners.


Thank you Bellabox for the lovely treat "from Paris" plus the bonus stickers! :)

If you wanna get a Bellabox for yourself, wait no further!!!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Concetto by Saveur

I love pasta, and got attracted to Concetto at The Cathay when I walked past and see people having pasta hehe.

Service was good, price is okay, food is okay, but portion is small. Still, worth the try I guess! They have quite a wide variety of pasta types that you won't be able to try at other stores, yes even pastamania!

We ordered Bolognese and Prawn Aglio!

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Bolognese ($11.90)


pappardelle, ragu bolognese served with three sauces

This dish, unlike bolognese served in other shops, has a more meaty base than tomato base. Quite a refreshing taste in contrast to the tomato-ey types. The pasta type used is hollow at the center, not our usual spaghetti. (The pasta is a little too hard for me though)

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Prawn Aglio ($10.90)


tagliatelle, tiger prawn & sakura ebi

My prawn aglio olio is pretty basic, and I asked for spaghetti instead of linguine. What I don't like is that the dish is bitter, I guess due to the garlic being overcooked. Luckily the sakura ebi can cover up quite a bit of the bitter taste.

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CONCETTO by Saveur
THE CATHAY, 2 Handy Road, #01-11/12 S229233
Tel: 6735 1141
Opening Hours: 12 noon to 9.30pm Daily (Last order 9.15pm on Mon adn Sun)

Friday, 18 July 2014

Happy happy nails!

I've been getting my nails done with Happynailz recently, love them so much!

I feel happy whenever I look at my pretty nails, do you feel that way about manicures too?

Happynailz is owned by two ladies - Michelle and Zen. Located at Yishun, they are about a ten minutes walk from the MRT station, which is pretty convenient I must say! Their shop is in the same unit as a hair salon by the way..

Here's the interior of the shop!

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Some pretty nail art samples and their name cards!

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They have a wide range of polishes in many different colors - normal to gel to mood color changing gel polish and more...

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They really have a lot of colors, I had a hard time picking the color for my pedicure haha!

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You can get manicure and pedicure done at the same time over at Happynailz!

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The super comfy chair that makes me feel like sleeping... opps!

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My first set of nails is actually one of the sample nail art set that was on display in their shop! It was more to the colorful and cute side, kind of easter-ish! A combination of paddlepop, knitted and stripes design with 3D acryllic ribbon, how can I not love it seriously? Really too cute!! ♥

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And during my second visit before my Korea trip, I did manicure and pedicure!

My second set of nails is not as cutesy as the first set, but it is super nice too! Michelle recommended me to try their Mood Color Changing Gel polish and I picked the red glitter shade.. Added some nail art to go with my manicure and I have 3D ribbons plus jelly bling hearts which I super love!

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More ribbons on my thumbs :D

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The color of the mood color changing gel polish actually changes when exposed to different temperature, super cool right? Here's my thumb in different temperature from warm to cold (left to right), the color actually changes from bright red to dark red! When the temperature is changing (coming out of an aircon room), there will be a gradient color like in the middle photo..

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Did I mention I did pedicure too? It was super shiok, haven't done pedicure for a long time! Soaked my feet in a warm bath of rose scented water, and got a scrub and slight massage with rose scented products too.. I love rose fragrance, so glad that Happynailz uses rose scented products!

I did a pretty metallic blue color! Sorry, my feet is not very nice but I need you show you the pretty blue color.. The color actually looks greenish at times..

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When in Korea, lazing in the hotel bed haha!

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I can't wait for my next manicure and pedicure session already! :)

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Happy Nailz
Yishun Central 1, Singapore 760932
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Instagram: http://instagram.com/happynailzsg