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Thursday, October 01, 2015

I am back

Today feels incredibly different from my other work days, possibly because I am finally back here and penning down my thoughts on this space after approximately 2 months of not doing so? It didn't feel this long, maybe because I have been so caught up in the mayhem of both work and school work that I have no choice but to neglect this space a little.

Today (or yesterday, judging at the time now) marks my last day of work at LIC. Well, technically last day of work for a month at LIC because I'll be rejoining in November. I'm currently taking a break from work because my school work is starting to pile up, but I am so thankful for the opportunity that I had at LIC that really honed my discipline to get work done. Thinking back, if I had such discipline when I started school, my grades would possibly be double of what I am getting now. Even though I tend to work till 3am on certain nights, I actually do get work done. Hahaha gone were the days when I was still up at 3am because I was busy watching dramas or simply just surfing aimlessly on the net. At least my time now is better utilised on more important matters.

I haven't posted any food pics on my blog before that I have taken for work, so here's a few!

I wouldn't do a backlog about my life in the past two months that I have been away since it's just work, work work work OR school, work, school, work. On certain days it will be school, friends, work or just events, school and work. Even when I'm with WJ, half of the time would be spent working or catching up on my school work at his place. He would too, be engrossed with his design materials so we would be working alongside one another. For those who are attached and haven't tried this, well, you totally should. I feel that working with your loved ones is actually one of the best feelings you can ever get in this world. And having one who supports you in no matter what you do? Well, I don't even know how to explain that in words. 

I've friends asking me why I am keeping this relationship relatively low profile on my social media platforms. And the reasons are simple - I believe that the love that we share and celebrate should just be kept between us. Period. I'm doing this because it really means a whole lot to me, and it is something I believe so strongly and have so much faith in that I don't need any form of social confirmation about that. Ok la partly also because we are too busy to keep taking photos nowadays hahahah but really though, I now have a firm stance about this. 

On a side note, TPB is finally up so Ima download shows and continue to binge on ma snacks. Did I mention? I am seriously having the hardest time keeping my weight down since there are temptations EVERYWHERE. WJ and I are trying so hard to keep to our #eatclean diet but have obviously been failing miserably.

I'll be back guys! Will upload Part 2 of my Taiwan Travelogue soon.

You can also follow me on these platforms:
Snapchat / @cforcassan 
Dayre / @cforcassan
Instagram / @cforcassan


Thursday, September 24, 2015

[Adv] Kotex LUXE Ultrathin

"The pad that will help you realise that overnight period leakage is never your fault.”

Sounds familiar?
Well, yes! That's the tagline for Kotex's LUXE Ultratin series! 

The all-new Kotex Ultrathin is a pad all-in-one which fulfills all your period needs. So soft, so thin
and so absorbent, you'll almost forget you have your period!

In the all new Kotex Ultrathin, it combines both dryness and softness together, making your period experience a smoother one without the need of any compromise! Best part? It even has a drawstring function so that you can store your pads in the bag and not be afraid that it would spill out and cause a mess!

Look at all the beautiful colours! Don't they brighten up your day?

The new Kotex LUXE has three new characteristics that make it different from other brands.

1) New! Surround Lock Protection
The surrounding star-contours designed to help protect you with extra security and leakage protection.

2) New! Honeycomb Liquid Locker
Rapidly absorbs and locks away fluid to help keep your skin dry and comfortable!

3) New! Ultra Comfort Cover
Specially designed to deliver both dryness and softness. It helps fulfill the ultimate experience of a high-performance pad. It helps keep your skin feeling dry and the soft cottony surface helps provide intimate care for your skin.

I have seen reviews of the Kotex LUXE Ultrathin on many platforms such as Tried & Tested from Clicknetwork TV and have been intrigued since then. I was so glad that I got to try it and it does deliver what it says! I don't have to worry about my period leaking, and can also travel and move around with ease. Plus, they are pretty affordable at only S$5.95 per pack so why not buy it and give it a try? You will never be truly convinced until you try it out!
If you are keen on getting the samples for this product, you can also head on to:

Or redeem it from their Faceboo Page at:

This post was written in collaboration with Sample Store and Kotex


Sunday, September 20, 2015

[Adv] Essential Leave On Treatment (CC Oil & Night Care Milk)

Hello guys!

Well, if you don't already know, I have been an avid user of Essential Hair Care products and have been sticking to this brand ever since Sample Store sent me their products a year back. Essential is crowned as Japan's No. 1 Hair Brand, and have a range of products specially catered to the needs of Singaporean girls to help repair and care for their hair!

Essential offers products ranging from basic care like Shampoo & Conditioner to more intensive treatments like Hair Masks and Leave On Treatments.

This September, Essential relaunches its Leave-On Treatment range with the brand new CC Oil and Night Care Milk. These two products contain Cuticle Coat Protection which leaves hair smooth & tangle-free all day. They also contain Hair Supplement Oil, which is similar to hair’s natural oil.

The purpose of the Leave-On Treatments is to eradicate any forms of stress that your hair has been receiving!

The new Essential CC Oil (similar to a BB or CC cream for skin care) mainly targets the 5 Hair Stresses that plague every girl's hair. They are best used using the day - suitable for both wet and dry hair! Just  squeeze out a few pumps after you shower and apply it on your hair, and wait for it to dry!

These are the Top 5 Hair Stresses that you might not know about that might have been caused by external environment factors or even personal factors! I'm not sure if you took notice of the 5 stress balls above, but they are actually Stress Balls that represents each of the Hair Stresses!

1. Blow drying: 
Heat damage/friction from blow drying The process of blow-drying removes moisture from the hair, both outside and inside the hair - leaving hair dry, brittle and susceptible for further damage 

2. Combing: 
Friction to the hair cuticles due to daily combing Combing through wet hair causes great hair damage as the hair follicle is at is most fragile state. Likewise, the friction caused by coming through dry hair can form hair knots which makes hair prone to unnecessary breakage 

3. Split Ends: 
Fraying of hair shaft due to dry and brittle hair The ends of your hair are the oldest and driest parts. When the protective hair cuticle is destroyed at the end of the hair, the hair splits into two or more parts. 

4. Hair Breakage:
Besides daily heat styling, blow drying and brushing, other seemingly harmless actions like tying your hair into a tight ponytail or twirling your hair with your fingers exert excessive stress on your hair, resulting in hair breakage 

5. Dryness: 
Dry hair that feels rough Exposure to the sun, wind or even air-conditioning can result in hair dryness. The hair cuticle that protects the hair is weakened and is unable to retain moisture within the cuticles of the hair

For the Essential Night Care Milk, it protects your hair from pillow friction by leaving a protective coat around each hair strand and prevent misaligned cuticles when hair rubs against the pillowcase, leaving hair more manageable the next morning.

What is Pillow Friction?

When you toss and turn at night, there is friction between your hair and the pillow, causing the cuticles to be misaligned - misaligned cuticles creates frizz, resulting in the fabulous lion’s mane the next morning.

Also, washing your hair will ‘reset’ the mane, which is why many women have no choice but to wash and blow dry their hair in the morning before going to work so that they would look prim and proper to head out!

I have been religiously applying them before I sleep and before I blow dry my hair every morning and I love how it helps to tame my tresses and keep them soft and silky!

Also, you can now play Essential’s Mane Hero Facebook game and combat the 5 evil Hair Stress Brothers and Pesky Pillow King to win attractive weekly prizes! 

Here's the link:

All the best and have fun! :)

This post was written in collaboration with Sample Store and Esential Singapore


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

An Update: Facial Treatments With D'Skin

Hello, everyone!

For those of you who have been following my Instagram handle @cforcassan, you would have known that I have been frequenting D'Skin for my facial treatments, and I am here to give you guys a short update about the condition of my skin.

So, the very first time I visited D'Skin (You can check out the blog post HERE), I was plagued with severely dehydrated skin which caused my skin to feel really tight and it was incredibly prone to break-outs. I was battling with constant acne on my chin, and the fact that I wasn't using the necessary facial products wasn't helping too.

During my first treatment at D'skin, I did a Soft Plus testing on my skin - a device which can track our hydration, sebum, elasticity, melanin and PH levels and this was the result of my skin then

I was severely lacking hydration on my skin, especially on my T-zone and I knew that I had to do something to aid my skin in becoming better.

Other than my regular facial treatments, I have also started including toners, moisturisers and mask treatments in my daily facial regime. 

I have been to D'Skin for 4 sessions since then, and here's the result of my skin now:

Isn't it drastic?! Thanks to the Oxygenating and hydrating treatments, my skin condition has improved drastically and I am finally at the normal hydration range. Yay! 

I felt the difference when I realised that lesser pimples have been popping up under my chin, and even when they do, they would resolve rather quickly as compared to the previous ones which would last for weeks!

I am really impressed by the results of my skin, and I am really hoping that my hydration level continues to stay the same! 

For those who are keen on checking out their services, you can visit them at:

or follow their Instagram handle @dskinsg


Friday, September 11, 2015

[Adv] Hair Transformation With KENJO Salon

Around 2 weeks back, I had a hair makeover with KENJO Salon and I finally got down to sharing my experience at the salon with a special discount code for my readers who wish get your tresses pampered - trust me, it'll be a decision which you will not regret.

For those who know me, I am not someone who's big on experimenting with hairstyles. I have previously been to the neighbourhood hair salons, and as much as I was pleased with what they delivered, my hairstylist always insisted that I follow her lead on choosing the right style for me which deviated a lot from what I really wanted. This deterred me in making a constant effort to fix my hair or even try out other styles since I know that my efforts in persuading the stylist would be futile. 

 I wouldn't deny that I was a little apprehensive about KENJO Salon at first (due to my prior experience at the other salon) but I am so glad that I trusted in their services and my stylist, Gina's foresight. Not only was she attentive to my every need and delivered what was promised, she listened addressed my concerns, and also gave some inputs based on her expertise. Gina never failed to update me on every step that she was making with my tresses and was constantly checking up on whether I needed a juice refill or even food to munch on - thumbs up for the services and her sincerity! 

About KENJO Salon:

KENJO Salon is a Korean inspired hair salon, with hair stylists from countries like Korea, Taiwan and Singapore that provides the highest level of professional hair services to each and every client. Their stylists are well-trained in every aspect of hair care, so you can rest assured that your tresses will be well-taken care of in their hands! Oh, and not to forget their signature MUCOTA Treatments and Volumising C Perm, Volumising S Perm and Volume Rebonding services. 

Located at Plaza Singapura, the interior was minimalistic and sleek, making you feel right at home - which is extremely important for a place where you can potentially spend an afternoon at! 

Bag hooks, hot/cold refreshments, magazines and FREE WIFI are also provided lest you get bored!

Here's a "before" shot of my hair - dry, dull and limp. Keeping and managing my hair at that length wasn't an easy feat, because the amount of hair that gets tangled every day is insane. I have previously done countless of hair dying and so you can see the colour discrepancies between the upper and lower tier of my hair. Only one word to describe them: UNHEALTHY. 

During the consultation, Gina too, felt the same way about my hair and suggested that I have a trim. I went forth and told her to cut them off because I desperately needed a change in hairstyle. She then suggested that I go for the MUCOTA Omega Oil Therapy and a Volumising C Perm, which creates a soft Korean C wave at the bottom of my tresses. 

Here's some information about the MUCOTA Omega Oil Therapy:

Credits: Cleohair.sg

Crowned as the secret to the ultimate transformation of smooth hair, MUCOTA Omega Oil Treatment is Japan's newest hair technology to make your hair feel soft and smooth - with the use of 7 types of essential oil that improves the overall outlook of your hair - leaving them looking lustrous even after the treatment. This can be evidently seen in my hair even after two weeks! 

 I first started off with the hair-cut, followed by a hair wash using the MUCOTA Shampoo

MUCOTA softening cream (Blue one on the left)

After which, the stylist applied the MUCOTA softening cream as the pre-treatment step to soften my hair, leaving it on for 10 minutes before rinsing it off.

After which, I got down to doing the Volumising C Perming! Before starting on the Volumising C Perm, the stylist then applied the MUCOTA heat protectant (The bottle in the middle) before the process so as to not let the heat damage my hair! 

The Volumising C Perm process took quite a while, but I was kept occupied with the magazines on the table as well as their refreshments!

After the perm, in order to get rid of the frizziness, they then used a straightener and to achieve the volumising look with the Korean C Curls at the ends of my hair. They then applied the MUCOTA Omega Treatment to make sure that my hair retained its smoothness and shine before rinsing it off.

They then applied the Omega Cream and blow dried my hair, finishing off the entire process with the MUCOTA Omega Serum after my hair was dry. 

From left: MUCOTA Omega Cream, MUCOTA Omega Serum

Check out the final result of my hair!

You can obviously tell that it has a glow to it!

Ever since my hair transformation, I have received tons of compliments from my family and friends on how much fresher I looked without the load of dry and frizzy hair bagging me down. My hair is now so much easier to manage! I just have to towel / blow dry my hair in the morning before using a round comb to curl my hair inwards to achieve the desired look!

It is advisable not to wash your hair for at least a day so as to let the treatment seep in! I did my treatment on Friday noon, and only washed it off on Sunday noon - Okay I was told to do it only on Sunday night but stubborn me couldn't stand the ickiness anymore (I have the habit of washing my hair daily) but not to worry as the curls still looked as immaculate as before! 

How my hair looked after washing! 

I'm definitely looking forward to my next session with KENJO Salon, and I might even perm my hair again 3-4 months later after the curls fade off! I'm really hoping that it stays longer than that, so we shall see how that turns out!

For my readers, here's another piece of  good news for you:

Simply quote "CASSANDRA' to enjoy 15% OFF all ala-carte services! 

KENJO Salon 
 Plaza Singapura (New Wing)
68 Orchard Road, #04-72
 Singapore 238839
Tel: +65 6238 8083



This post was written in collaboration with KENJO Salon

Sunday, August 30, 2015

[Adv] Shopping made easy with Shopee

Have you ever wanted to shop on an alternative platform but do not know where? Well, if that's one of your worries, then you might want to give Shopee a try!

Shopee is a mobile marketplace app where you can shop, sell and transact with ease via Ibanking or credit card without any commission fees or extra charges! It's extremely safe and secure, and shopping is made so much easier and more accessible on that platform. Best part? Blogshops like ellysage, thestylemafia, threadtheory.. etc are also on Shopee!

Not only can you shop from the mobile app, you can also put your items up for sale! Another great way to earn extra cash, huh? :)

Here's how the mobile interface looks like!

The signing up process is effortless. 
Once you sign up, you will also be given a verification code to key in.

Here's how your profile would look like! The tabs are pretty idiot-proof so I'm not going to explain further. Oh and for those who were wondering, the "Seller Assistant" tab gives you an overview of your sales, the customers you've dealt with as well as the amount you have earned from these transactions! 

Here's how the marketplace would look like, as well as a Chat tab for you to communicate with the sellers. In order for you to gain a further understanding of how the app works, I have also snapped a few screenshots on how the transaction is usually done. You'll be amazed by how easy it is to shop with Shopee!

As mentioned, credit/debit card options are available so you won't have to drag yourself to an ATM machine to do sales transfer. For those who do not have a credit card, Ibanking options are available too! 

And of course, being a shopaholic myself, I HAD to try out the app and here are some of the loots that I got!

For those who love 3CE as much as I do, you'll be heartened to know that there are legit sellers on Shopee selling their makeup products (their water gloss are amazing btw), so you won't have to scour far and wide for them! 

They're really affordable, at only $12 per tube! I got the NYX matte cream at only $8 too - much cheaper than the retail outlets that are selling them at $12! 

 Also got my hands on some of the apparels sold there, and this skirt that I am wearing is from @thecasselabel, which offers a wide range of preorder items with a minimum of 1-2 weeks wait! But hey, good things are always worth waiting for, right?

For those who are keen on trying out the app, I've a special discount code to share!

Simply key in "CASSANDRA" when you checkout to be entitled a $5 OFF with a minimum spending of $8 - which means you can get the NYX lip cream at $3?! Or even the 3CE water gloss at only $7! How worth it is that! 

Don't forget to download the mobile app and start shopping today!

This post was written in collaboration with Shopee.