Monday, December 15, 2014

Dawn To Dusk

I absolutely love the outfit that I wore last Sunday afternoon for late lunch and shopping spree. Since Topshop was having 30% off all items, I'm all dressed in comfortable romper, matching the colours of nature, as well as a cream cardigan to keep myself warm for a movie date later that night. There isn't much of mixing and matching as the romper itself is already outstanding. No extra effort needed! You could match the romper with nice accessories such as a sparkling necklace, and a silver bracelet. You wouldn't want to look overdress on a casual day. 

In Knit to Win It Cardigan (Cream) from Hollyhoque
Tiki Me Away Romper from Hollyhoque

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Salon Vim Fall/Winter

You often see bloggers at events, such as store opening, brand promotions, media coverage and so on. That is just a part of what I do for a living. Being a blogger, you need to maintain a certain kind of standards and/or image for the public, the cameras, as well as media friends. If you were to ask me, I would definitely say that I feel the most comfortable in t-shirts and shorts. However, being in this industry, so much effort needs to be put in. You can’t be sloppy, lazy, uninspired and unmotivated. No one will take you seriously. You constantly need that ‘drive’ in order to improve your stats and that includes putting in great amount of effort in looking good and presentable.

If “faking it” crosses your mind, then, I beg to differ. I strongly believe that there is a time and place to do certain things. For instance, it’s your first time meeting one of the high-ranking bosses in your company. Instantly, you feel the need to dress appropriately and presentable for the meeting. Only for that particular day, you decided to dress extra beautiful and put more make up than you used to on normal days. Why? It is because you want to impress your boss. You want to make sure that he/she will take you seriously with whatever you are about to say or do. Similar to events, you do not know who your future bosses are. Every one appears to be normal, just like any other attendees, but you will never know what position they hold in their company. They may be your future clients. You won’t know. I am not saying you should dress fantastically in all events. Fit into the theme and you will do fine.

In mid November, Salon Vim did a special event, which they have collaborated with L’Oreal Professionel to present the latest Fall/Winter hair trends this season. They have kindly invited a handful of influencers to attend this event to introduce the different hair trends and styles that are constantly appearing on fashion runways, magazines and billboards. Events are always extra fun when you have great company!

Salon Vim has been nothing but the best so far. I’ve been with them for almost two years now and they never fail to excite me every time I come by their salon to fix my hair. My stylist, Luis Wee, is the one that has been repairing my damaged hair and maintaining them till today. I couldn’t thank him enough for being patient with me, along with his assistants who are always having a hard time doing my hair, as it is very time consuming. I am unsure if I should feel sorry for having really, really thick hair. Hahaha! 

Curled my hair for this event, you like it?

The Gushcloud bloggers

Getting our hair done by the hairstylists

Who said it's impossible to do braiding with short hair?

Since Hai Di Lao was just next to the salon, the bloggers decided that we should book a private room for ourselves! After which, we filled the entire room with good food and good laughter!

It was already past midnight and everyone was heading home, except for a few of us. We stayed at Somerset 313 for a while to do advertorials for the outfits that we were wearing for the event. Since most of us were wearing sponsored items, we had to take a few photos before uploading them up on social media. Eunice was our photographer for the night. She was trying her best to get good photos, even if it takes her to lie down on the floor for perfect angles.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Love Has No Boundaries

Hello everyone! Here's a quick update on what I have been up to lately!

  • School test has already started which means that I have to stay in school much later than usual. My Final Year Project (FYP) is a huge burden. Many polytechnic students would agree on this.
  • Failed my TP test twice and finally passed on my third attempt, which is actually a great achievement for me knowing how clumsy I can be. I've made a promise to myself that I would get hold of the manual driving license at the age of 20. Thank god I did. Can't wait to start driving around!
  • Planned a holiday to Bangkok and Phuket with Sahil before December ends. Booked the flight tickets and accomodations at the very last minute. Yolo.
  • Mum gave the green light to keep a cat at home and Sahil told me that he would buy one for me. Not going to keep my hopes high on that though.
  • Been drafting quite a number of posts and I'm still unsure if I can publish them on time.
  • Hong Kong was awesome. Will do a blog post on that, not to worry.
  • Featured in TreePotatoes video

  • Featured in Live Great TV video on Love Confession Episode 2

  • Featured on a local dating site. Not that I am a love guru but I am just sharing my thoughts!
  • Been learning how to cook like a pro.
  • My current favourite TV series would be Scandal. Watched it from Season 1 all the way to Season 4 in less than three weeks. Almost became addicted to it. Lost touch with The Vampire Diaries ever since #replaceable

Recently, Sahil and I celebrated our 16th monthsary and every 4th of the month, we never fail to show our appreciation to one another. Our relationship has been the best one i've been in so far and I cherish every moment I have with him. I know this may sound very cliche, just like any other, but I really do mean every word I am about to say. I am a liar if I were to say that our relationship is the most perfect relationship. Both of us have our own flaws. We fight like married couple. We hate each other's guts and we drive each other insane from time to time! But of course, our relationship is not all that dramatic. We talk and share secrets like best friends, we flirt like first loves and protect each other like siblings. We don't get sick and tired easily and that's a good thing. We are still in love just like the first time we met.

There are things that I admire about Sahil and I feel the need to compliment him for it.
  1. He never accepts the word, 'Break Up'. He has never mentioned it to me or at anytime in our relationship, in which, I am very thankful for. It shows that he doesn't give up on me easily despite the countless events where I am always getting on his nerves. 

  2.  He is probably the only person that has the highest tolerance for me. His level of endurance is unmeasurable and his patience…limitless (which I am trying my very best not to take advantage of). *pat his back* 

  3. He doesn't like it when I leave problems hanging. I am the kind of person who likes to sleep it off and if the next day, the problem doesn't bother me, it means that it's nothing serious to begin with. He, on the other hand, likes to settle the problem right away even if it's a minor one. For instance, if we are out and there's something that I'm unhappy about, he will stop and interrogate me until he gets something out from my mouth to the extent of not letting me go home. He will force me to open up my mouth and raise the matter, solve the problem and then, he'll allow me to go home in peace.

    If I choose to sleep it off and he's there with me, he'll start shaking my body, playing with my eyes, nose, mouth and ears just so that would wake me up and talk it out. but when he's not physically there, he spams me with message which would test my patience.

    On a good note, yes, it's an ideal way to solve problems whenever there's one. Talking about it and finding a solution before going to bed is recommendable. However, I still find that sleeping it off would be the best solution for me. Hahaha! #preferences

  4. I see his unconditional love for me. I come first before anyone else and I don't really need any reassurance from him. I used to tell him that, 'Actions speak louder than words' and he preached it. He will try his very best to fit my needs, be it showering me with his endless love or giving me his undying attention whenever I feel like I am lacking of it. You can tell whether someone loves you genuinely and sincerely. It is usually not measured by words but often, by how they make you feel.

    He doesn't give up on me or love me less even after we quarrel for 94753465 times. Overtime, when you are in a long-term relationship, you will tend to discover your partner's bad habits and flaws. There are two types of people - one who will get sick and tired of you and the other who will love you and still thinks that you are perfect despite knowing your ugly side. As for him, he has seen me at my worst and still loves me like no other. Even though we are together for 16 months, I feel that I've known him inside and out. Maybe it's because I meet him almost every day, and every day I learn something new about him and vice versa,which makes me feel like we've known each other for more than 16 months.

These are just five pointers out of the hundreds more, which I will save it for some other time. He will stay this way as long as I am doing the same thing as he does. There is one more thing that I would like to add on to the list. He is very romantic and always full of surprises. When I say always, it means 99% of the time. Not forgetting, adventurous as well. One fine weekend, he planned a day for us at Sentosa. We went for the luge three consecutive times, as it was his first time. Just wanted to make sure he had the most wonder experience with the love of his life. Hahaha! Should have known that the queue was crazy. Express pass would save our lives.

I was unsure of his plans after the luge ride because he didn't tell me what he wanted to do. We walked along the beach and decided to get airbrush tattoos for ourselves! He then secretly brought me to a dining place just along the beach, for dinner. I enjoy testing his romantic skills and he never fail to sweep me off my feet every time he does something sweet.

We had dinner at Coastes and the food was average. However, the view from where Sahil and I were seated, it was breathtaking. Coincidentally, there were fireworks up in the sky, which made our dinner date much better.

"Yes sir? You are about to say something?"


Here is a video that sums up my date with the boyfriend!