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Sunday, July 27, 2014

[Adv] Using 65 Daigou for TAOBAO Part 2

Hey ho!

So, in my previous post, I shared with you guys on how you can make purchases from Taobao in a cheap and easy way! If you missed it, you can read it HERE

So, after making payments and after receiving your items from the China warehouse, the team at 65daigou will proceed to repack your orders

The items are always checked and inspected by 65Daigou when it arrives and are also repacked such that it is neater and all sorted together. This shows that the people here really handles your parcel with care and lots of precision, so you can be assured that none of your goods would be damaged upon receiving it. :)

So, today, I'm going to share my purchases from Taobao with you. I spent around $130 (including shipping + agent fee) and here are some of the items that I got.

1) Birthday decorations - $30

I got my 21st Birthday Party decorations from Taobao and it saved me quite a bit of money! Most of the items included the pom poms (HERE), mini lanterns (HERE) as well as the huge white fans (HERE) which I got for about $30 SGD in total. Taobao has many party suppliers who even sell items like the big 2 and 1 balloons which I got for Claudia's birthday as well! The only downside's that you gotta fill it up with helium by yourself but hey! it'll still cost like half of what you buy from party supply shops. They sell a huge deal of balloons too!

Their quality has been consistent and I'm always pleased shopping with them.

Here's how I got my items:
Bubbled wrapped and neatly packed!

2) Outfit 1

Top: Zara Inspired Splattered Dress - $11.16 (HERE)
Bag: $4.63 (HERE)

I've always loved Zara pieces but have always found some of their pieces to be too expensive. So I sourced high and low on Taobao before finding a similar version of it. The bag I got was sort of like a rare find because it could fit numerous items including my chunky wallet, charger, and even my cardigan! The strap was a little too long for me and so I managed to punch in more holes with my belt puncher and made the bag shorter!

2) Outfit 2

 Top: Shimmer Top - $7.37 (HERE)

I've been eyeing this shimmer top for a while. I chanced upon it at Bugis Street but wanted to try my luck and see if I could get it at a cheaper price on Taobao, and so I did. I only got it at $7.36 when it was selling at $15 in stores! Haha I would say that for such a price, the quality was superb. None of the sequins have dropped out till now and they are all well-secured.  

3) Outfit 3

Top: Black x White Top - $4.12 (HERE)
Bottom: Lace Skirt - $14.74 (HERE)
Bag - $12.47 (HERE)
Shoes: $13 (HERE)

A monochrome outfit which I was able to put together for less than $50 SGD from head to toe!!! Ok, but I wouldn't buy the shoes if I were you because they got a little uncomfortable after a while and made my feet hurt. Other than that, the rest of the items were definitely worth the purchase! I loved the top the most as it's a really versatile piece and it was like less than $5 SGD omg. The quality of the bag was astounding too. 


The shipping + agent fee was around $30 due to the weight of both bags and the shoe.

Look at all the positive feedback that they've gathered from their users!

I'm not sure if you can read them clearly, but click HERE for the direct link to the webpage!

I've included the links next to every item so what are chu waiting for?!
Hehe register with 65Daigou now and start shoppinggggg!


And here's another shout out to their 
Facebook: HERE
Instagram: HERE

Feel free to email me / comment / drop me a question on ask.fm if you've any queries!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Food Review: Stateland Cafe

When you think of Red Velvet Waffles, Stateland Cafe is bound to cross your mind. The cafe was opened by 3 friends who met in NS and thus, its quirky name. The cafe seats comfortably in the premises of Kampong Glam, and even though the area is known for a plethora of cafes, it still stands out effortlessly with the vintage-industrial vibe it exudes. 

30 Bali Lane

Nearest MRT Station:
Bugis Station

What they are famous for:
Waffles, French Toast

Opening hours:
Mondays - Thursdays: 12pm - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 12am

Sunday: 10am - 6pm

Atmosphere: 6/10
Price: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10

Cafe Interior


We had:

The Classic Honey Toast - $11.90
(Thick cut toast baked with honey and salted butter, served with fresh fruits and honey yogurt ice-cream)

The Honey Toast was crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The honey yogurt had a slightly sour after-taste which complemented the maple syrup that came along with it. I would recommend the desserts served at Stateland for sharing as it might get a little gelat for one person . 

The Red Velvet - $14.90
(Traditional Red Velvet Cake translated into a waffle. Deep-red Waffle covered with chocolate, topped with  cream cheese glaze and Vanilla Ice-cream)

Oh, the highly raved Red Velvet Waffles at Stateland! Unfortunately, I found this dish to be a little overrated. The waffles was a little bitter for my liking, and I'm not sure if this was due to the fact that they added too much Cocoa powder. I didn't fancy how the cream cheese went together the Vanilla ice-cream as well. I would prolly try the other waffle selections next time!

The service was fairly decent and food was served relatively quickly!

We were greeted with a dimly lit interior with a retro vibe. The cafe made use of various industrial elements which made it look really vintage. We were seated at the main cafe area, but they're currently in the midst of expanding their premises, so there'll be sure to have lots of seating space in the near future!

Hope this helped :)

I haven't been cafe-hopping much lately due to work, but I really hope that I'll be able to visit one / two after my birthday week, and get back to doing food reviews again!


Monday, July 21, 2014


21 and legal :')
And I'm thankful for everyone who made this birthday party posssible. :)

Will blog soon!

Friday, July 18, 2014

[Adv] Bio Essence Tanaka White Review

Hey guys!

Thanks to the Sample Store, I got to try out the new product line of Bio Essence Tanaka White which includes the 4x Intensive Whitening Serum and the Double Whitening Day Cream!

It was really God-sent because July also happens to be my birthday month which makes it even more important for me maintain a good skin condition with my birthday party coming up!

Click HERE to receive your FREE (everything is free, even the postage) Samples now!!!! You can also get these two Bio Essence products as a sample :)

Before I begin, I gotta warn you that this is also probably the only blog post with the most number of selfies I've taken so far

Hahaha so here's an overview about my currently skin condition.

Bare faced without make-up 

Unlike other girls, I haven't been blessed with the best skin. I'm prone to getting seasonal breakouts that leaves me with a couple of acne scars.... My skin has the dry + oily combination and well.... That really sucks.

I'm also not a big fan of using a plethora of skin care products because I never liked to have too many things going on on my face. The most I'll do is just cleanse and apply a cleansing mask for around 15-20mins every night that's recommended by my facialist. I'm using products from Skeyndor. 

Most of my scars can be found at the chin and on a side of my cheek.


In my attempt to combat this, I've been applying these two products twice per day (since a week ago). 

Here's an intro to the two products 
1) Bio Essence Tanaka White 4x Intensive White Serum

I'm not sure if you managed to read what was written on the packaging, but here are some of the main benefits I would love to highlight to you guys:

1) Lightens pigmentation and spots
2) Evens out skin tone, brightens and whitens complexion
3) Moisturizes and cools skin
4) Prevents and reduces dark spots

And now, there's also a new ingredient added - Alpha-Arbutin which is a whitening ingredient that is 9 TIMES even more powerful than Beta-Arbutin, which is an ingredient that is common in most whitening products. Only in Bio Essence's whitening serum can you find this new ingredient!!
 Imagine the additional effects you'll get! 

2) Bio Essence Whitening Day Cream SPF 20


1) SPF 20 to prevent harmful Sun rays
2) Tanaka Extract shields skin from pollutants and helps moisturize the skin
3) Lightens dark spot and freckles 

Sunblock and moisturizer into one? That's just amazing! This would be great for people who are lazy / hate applying different layers of product onto the skin, because it fixes both problems in just one application! Personally, I really love this because well.... I'm pretty lazy when it comes to applying products esp in the morning so this saves quite a bit of time for me!

Here's how you should apply them!

Step 1:
Apply Bio Essence Tanaka White 4x Intensive White Serum

Apply twice daily after cleansing

Another thing I loved about the Serum was that it came with a pump-like applicator. Therefore, you can gauge how much product you'll want before applying! This is so much better than those applicators that gives you one huge dollop that you don't even need.

Also, you'll need to press the pump in order to get the product out of the bottle too, so means that it wouldn't lead to any overspilling or leaks as well!

Hehe applying it on ma face

Step 2: 
 Bio Essence Whitening Day Cream SPF 20

Apply daily on the face

The Whitening Day Cream comes in a little tub. I guess since this is a moisturizer, there isn't a  limit to how much you should apply it on your face.

I would usually apply lesser in the morning as I don't like my face to turn up too oily before applying my makeup. Also, since I sleep with an air conditioner blowing directly at me, I would apply more of it at night to keep my skin hydrated as much as possible!

Here's the results after applying both products!

Doesn't my skin look whiter and more radiant already?!

I've been applying for a week and I love how the results have been!
I'd usually apply both the serum and whitening cream before my BB cream and this gives me extra coverage.
I now feel more assured when I'm under the hot sun / when I'm running errands during work! 

All Bio Essence Tanaka White products are available island-wide for sale at Watsons, Guardian, NTUC Fairprice, SASA outlets personal beauty stores and major super markets.

Bio-essence Tanaka White 4X Intensive White Serum - $45.80 / 30ml
Bio-essence Tanaka White Double Whitening Day Cream SPF 20 - $29.80 / 50g

And guess what?

You can now get your FREE sampling of this Bio Essence Tanaka White series!
Click HERE to find out how to!

Also, do like the
Bio Essence Facebook page HERE to get more updates about their products!

Try it now before buying it!! :)

PS: I was writing up this ad while watching the World Cup.