0512 HRS

Get Warm for Winter – Ministry of Retail

It's two day to Christmas, and here would be my virtual gift to you-
A post with massive photos specially prepared with efforts of editing & writing :p

As you know, i just came back from Korea a week back and it was freezing madly for me (i'm quite afraid of cold),
and the temperature there was about 0 to 5 Degrees, I'm pretty sure it is definitely below that now- about 0 to -10 Degrees Celsius.
With that in mind,  I bet you are actively looking for coats, in particularly pretty and stylish coats,
there you go, here's one fashion boutique - Ministry of Retail that has exactly what you are looking for. ;)

They are in fact a fashion boutique that brings to you quality apparels that are from Korea,
(I must say, Koreans have absolutely great fashion sense and almost everything that is made from Korea has at least a minimal good quality),
and all designs in Ministry of Retail are imported exclusively,

These apparels are following the fashion trends of Korea,
at the same time, Ministry of Retail will focus on picking out those nicest of the lot and definitely, ensuring quality from the picks as well.
I must say a great thank you to them – for letting me have a share of the fashion coats/clothing fix for my Korea trip or so,
and for being so efficient with their customer service (coats came right in time for my trip!).

Not just that, they do have a wide range of Korean fashion accessories,
apparels that are worn inside of our coats or for our normal local weather.
I was so carried away with looking for outer coats that it slipped off my mind that i would need inner wear as well,
given that I would also be indoors for half/most of the time in Korea!

Here are what I got from their online boutique:
I love everything about this outer coat actually.
How unique and military-troops looking it is, the two flaps on the shoulders, the rich blue colour, the cutting as well as the material etc.
Quality is good and if you prefer a shorter coat, this will be a nice choice!


I fell right in love with this piece straight away while browsing through their site,
a great piece to be worn as the layer before my coat.

Don't mind the puffiness in some of the pics above, because i have like 4 layers of clothing (well, not that thick ones!) below in fact.
Knew it's a pretty piece and cool thing that the cut still gave me some shape especially at the waist given that I had so many layers.
Material is good and I can also wear this in Singapore!

Got this military blazer for normal wear as well.
It feels better than the pictures for sure, and i love the shoulder pads and the thickness cum quality of this piece.
In my opinion, the thickness can be worn for weather around 18 Degrees Celsius,
or if you are afraid of cold like me, can wear just in our shopping malls!


Last but not least, you wouldn't want to miss out this real stylish blazer too.
Material is not as thick as those winter wear, and definitely fits our local Singapore weather – in office or on the roads etc.
Love the trendiness of this!

You might want to take a look at what they have in stores for you,
but they would also like to extend two promotions to you!
1. Get $5 shopping credits when you sign up with this account HERE (can sign up and use it next time)
2. Free The Faceshop Hand Cream worth S$9.90 with purchase of S$100 or more (while stocks last)

Enjoy shopping babes!

I got my nails done at trusty Pink Parlour a few days ago for Christmas!
Would have done up a more fanciful design but was rushing off to town,
so did a simple shimmery shade with a light pink tone instead.

It's always nice to see the usual staff again for my frequent nails & waxing appointment
and thank you to them for rushing with me. ;)

always feeling pampered at their store.

Waxing time!

Feeling pretty in pink in my dress from Fash Mob too!
It's a pretty piece with a waterfall design in front, hence the unique layering at the bottom part. ;)

The weekend before I flew off was a Sunday Shopping momsie & daughter time in town.
Been a long while since momsie and I did that, and nonetheless, it was an awesome and fruitful day out.


We began with a family lunch as I was craving for dimsum!
Too bad my sister couldn't join as she had to go to school for curriculum.

I have a thing for flowy straight cut bohemian dresses actually,
and this piece is one of my favourite at Fash Mob.
Paired it up with my comfy sandals plus a scarf and I am ready for shopping all day long ;p

Love custard buns!!! <3
I'll at least have two every time.

If you find the background familiar,
you probably can see that I have been visiting town quite a few times recently!

I ran a short errand in town on this particular Friday,
dressed up my favourite of all in Fash Mob's recent collection – military looking one-piece cream dress.
I quite sure it's a gorgeous piece given that i got stopped by a fashion photographer from NY, complimenting the dress sense,
and snapped a couple of pictures!

Would love to get those pictures up here but I have not received them! :(

Anyways, after my errand,
I met up with my parents and hurhur to head over to a new Japanese Restaurant for dinner.

Am a big fan of Tempura(s) and got to know that Ten Tempura is one of the Japanese restaurants that specializes in it.
It is located at The Central @ Clarke Quay, good that it's away from the hustle and bustle, 
and it would be hard to miss it because it's situated conveniently at level one.

I like it that it's a casual dining place, a pretty cozy and relaxed restaurant settings.

Luckily we reached slightly earlier than dinner time, it was crowded by then!

We ordered two mains, but quite a number of sides dishes to try as it looks really appetizing in the menu,
and here are a few that will be a must-try if you are popping over:

1. Japanese egg wrapped with pickles, lettuce, fish eggs, and crispy tempura crumbs.

2. This is a side dish too, a pretty small bowl but I love the texture of the noodles (it's something like a thin udon and has a chewy texture) and the lightness yet tasty sauce accompanying it.
Special thing would be the tempura crumbs sprinkled on top of the noodles. Nice!

3. of course, we are at Ten Tempura and it's needed to try their tempura(s)!
Prawns are juicy and what's special and different from others (explained by the chef and tasted by myself) is the sauce that comes with this.
it tasted rather different from the usual dip and some sort like a combination of savoury cum sweet sauce,
definitely tastier after pouring it all over the tempura.

Let the pics do the talking!


And that's the boss of the restaurant! ;)

Prices are around $15 to $20 for a set meal,
and here's the address if you are a fan of japanese food, tempura and are keen to give it a try!

I finally completed my Christmas Shopping just yesterday in town,
and at the same time, i visited my usual-good-o Salon Vim for a hair cut, colour and treatment just in time for Christmas!

Here's John, my dedicated stylist whom I have been going to for all my hair troubles for almost 2 years!

Got myself a Loreal Spray from the Salon after John's recommendation as I needed one to hold my curls as well as my usual straight but curled ends.
He used it on me after the cut and I like the lightness of it, will try it on my hair this weekend!

And a pic of my done-up hair ;)

Love how refreshed and healthy looking the hair is after the afternoon,
and I really need to master how to curl it at the ends like how John does it for me. heh

After my hair I went to find Leney as she was working at Mandarin Gallery for this week,
Had my shopping all done while waiting for her to end work before we grabbed a bit together.

if you are wondering where did I get this pair of black platform wedges,
they are from and are my current favourite pair in the shoe-drobe! :p
Love the platform in front which makes the wedge more comfortable, and it's light too,
wore this for shopping even!

And given that it's around 10pm, we decided to pop over to Javiers @ cine leisure (Which closes at 11pm)
for our delayed dinner.

Pretty sumptuous for a late night dinner, oops.

We are definitely going back for more,
it's S$8.90 for a plate with a bowl of soup, and you can literally fill anything up from their entire row of hot, cold, raw, cooked and fried food.
But the thing is you can only fill it ONCE.
Quite hilarious to see some plates that are extremely full, like an ice-kachang piling on the plate. heh




0312 HRS

Korean BB Make Up Look with Smoochiezz!

Today's entry is all about make up and well,
I am still having the POST-KOREA syndrome so I decided that it shall be something related to that.

We all know Korean girls are known for good skin, good aesthetics enhancements and of course good make up,
and after visiting there, the females there plus Korean Stars are my sources of inspiration for today's make up look!
I'm no professional, but i do have my own set of steps that I picked up from various make up artists,
so it shall be named - Korean BB (By Bea) Look.
Geez. :p

In my opinion,
Korean's make up is defined by the pink lipstick colour and thin tailed eyeliner drawing,
for example:

You can see from these two current popular stars in Korea, Hyori & Goo Hara (from Korean Band Kara).

First and foremost,
you shall be presented with a bareface me….

so there you go!

It's a visual tutorial today,
so here's one to show the table of products that I will be using from.

Everything above (well, if you know this brand you know it…) is from Smoochiezz,
and I love getting makeup from there!
Fuss free, no need to queue, right at your door step, and extensive variety to choose from.

Got this eyeshadow base from Smoochiezz as well which helps in covering my dark circles,
and letting the eyeshadow stays longer than usual.

NYX Triple Eye Shadows in peachy earthy tones,
i can never get enough of these eyeshadow shades!

NYX Bronze Smokey Eyeshadows.

For the base, I decided to try a new product from Maybelline instead, and it's called the BB MOUSSE!

The thing about mousse that I always need to be careful is the pressing of nozzle part,
so i definitely had to make sure I don't exert too much strength and release the nozzle quickly to prevent over dose of mousse appearing..

So what I did was to get some onto my palm, and then spread it over my face with my fingers..

My verdict for the Maybelline BB Mousse:
I like the coverage and texture, it does help to cover my pores and uneven skin tone pretty well!
But do be careful not to apply too much thinking that it's mousse!
The mousse will turn into liquid the next moment, and it dries up pretty fast, so what i recommend is to dot it all over your face evenly,
and then quickly spread them.

A close up of the after mousse application for the face base!

Moving on to the eyes..
After applying the eyeshadow base, It's time for eyeshadows.

Using both the eyeshadow palettes from Smoochiezz, and in sequence..

The steps here are how I usually apply my eyeshadow,
and the last step is pretty essential for me so as to blend the lightest shade and darkest shade so that it gives a gradual shade.

Moving on, these are brushes that will aid me in my make up.

And I love the eyeliner brush that Smoochiezz carries,
it's awesome for drawing neat eyeliner and for this time round,
it definitely helps in drawing the thin fine tail at the corner of my eyes.

Thanks to the good eyeliner brush from them!

Blusher would be next,
and for my Korean look, I got this NYX Powder Blush in a rose pink shade,
which can be a natural shade for most of our daily looks as well.

Applying with the blusher brush in an upward circular motion from cheeks to the ears..

Last but not least,
to complete my korean look, I need the PINK LIPSTICK!

Love this shade of pink, it's NYX Round lipstick in Strawberry Milk Shade (sounds real yummy or kissable huh! :p)

And tadah, i'm done..
so let's do a recap of my non drawn face:

And after the KOREAN BB LOOK...






But If you realised,
it's a lighter version in the sense that the eyeshadow colours were not too harsh,
and I didn't line the bottom of my eyes.
Also, there are no falsies for any of the pictures above!

Hope you like this look,
and for all make up products above (except the Maybelline BB Mousse, this you can get it at Watsons!) are from Smoochiezz!
check out their for more ;)

Please share this look if you like it! Or let me know what kinda look(s) you are keen on seeing too! :)

And for ladies who usually tuned in for Outfits Of The Week,
here are two pieces that are looking gorgeous for your upcoming parties for sure!

A scrunched tube dress in navy blue from Eternity Loft that has a simple but flattering figure hugging design!

If you are not a fan of bodycons, you might like to check this royal purple dress from Eternity Loft that can be worn in two ways in fact,
either criss-cross at the front or not. It has the design at the waist area to make sure it gives you shape!




0112 HRS

Volupza & Spa la Spa

I was looking through the whole e-album of my Korea photos and I'm having a headache on how to begin the entry,
yet not making it too lengthy (eg, one post per day, it would be 6 posts!!) because it will certainly bore you after a while.

so in the meanwhile while i try to get them all sorted, tidied and summarized,
here's one of my favourite moments of the trip – HOT SPA IN WINTER!!! <3

This place is not located in Seoul,
but we spent three days travelling out of Seoul and this was one of the days – At Konjiam Resort.
It's located at Gawngyu City, Gyeonggi-Do, I must say the entire area was just superb, felt so pampered!

It was my first time dipping in a hot pool out (indoor or outdoor) right out open in the winter air,
and that experience was simply amazing, truly one of a kind!!

I will elaborate more with pictures when they are ready so that you can experience it yourself next time too. ;)
Think you would also like to try these kinda activities abroad apart than our never-get-enough usual shopping & eating. :p

And thanks to Volupza,
I got this lush black padded bikini in advance to prepare for my spa time in Korea!
I like it padded to better enhance our chest area, and of course to prevent showing of some obscene unevenness on the bikini's surface…
especially when you are taking to someone. You get my drift. heh.

But what i like most about this is the twisted design,
and we all need a black bikini don't we?

So talking about bikinis and undergarments,
I also got this U-shaped bra from Volupza specially for some of my outfits.
Especially like convertible dresses, or V-neck dresses/top,
cuz the U-shape will prevent the bra from showing if it's a lil low cut!

Plus i would want the comfy you see,
rather than keep adjusting or afraid that my nu-bra (stick on bra) will fall. heh.

Not only just for those outfits,
but it can be worn just like other comfortable bras but at the same time,
making sure you look voluptuous than usual. *Wink*

well trying not to be too shy with this, but I suppose we all need undergarments!! :p




0812 HRS

AH NEO HA SE YO, 안녕하세요!

AH NEO HA SE YO!! 안녕하세요!!

I'm in Korea right now, and everything is just so amazing!
Am here with a group of new friends from Singapore as well as meeting up with people from Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia at Incheon airport,
and we are here for a familiarization trip around Korea plus attending an annual exhibition, proudly organised by Korea Tourism Organization.

Can't say how thankful I am because it's just the end of day 2 but time seems to fly,
and I got to see and experience really unique programs cum visiting a few places that I never knew of even though it's my third time in Korea.
Got to meet up with a Korean friend, John, whom I knew two years back when i was here.

Will share in details when I am back, and I am missing everything here already..

감사합니다,최범순! :)

I don't know when did I start to love dogs especially when I used to be real terrified of them.
If i needed to recall, i would think playing with really good dogs (caleen's pupu & jie's canon) helped to overcome my fear gradually,
and now I just get so excited whenever I see one.

Say hello to these two new adorable ones that I have just met,
they are leney's sisters babies! :)

And here's me in my dress from Chandelle Housel which comes in many lovely shades and got this in a dusty sweet pink!
The material is comfortable and I like the adjustable waist strap that you can tie in a few ways.

This is another unique piece from Chandelle House, and I always like pieces with details like sequins and studs,
if you do too, you might want to check this one-sided sequined shoulder dress out too!

Some outfits of last week that you might like too!

I am sure you guys are fans of rompers too because they are so easy to wear and looking effortless chic at the same time!
Got this Wine Red Romper from Earl Grey Party, and the colour is perfect for your upcoming festive parties!

But fret not if red is not your colour, everybody needs a classic black piece in her wardrobe and I am no exception,
and this romper comes in black too, but for black do pop over to to get it instead!
I be you will like their material cuz it's the soft and velvety kind, totally comfortable on the skin.

Last but not least, has this unique holey back design dress that is of equally good material,
love the loud electric blue colour and it's stunning in real life i must say!

Do stay tuned for more gorgeous pieces that I got for this festive season,
cuz there are indeed quite some gorgeous pieces coming your way soon!

Before i am gonna pop into showers and prepare for my day 3 in Korea,
here are two interesting shares that might be of interest to you!

Yours truly dedicated hair stylist salon, Salon Vim is having a festive season promotion!
They have prepared a series of prizes and vouchers for their customers and do visit them between 1st dec to 23rd Jan,
and just spent $200 & above to get a chance to win $300 Salon Vim Cash Voucher!

Not just that, "Like" and "Share" our album "Christmas giveaways by Santa Vim" and get 20% off hair services, free hair spa and a goody bag!
(Only to be used from 31st Jan – 31st March)

This is something interesting that you might like to join me too!
The project is called "A Truly Magical Christmas" and it will be held on 9th to 12th Dec at SCAPE level 4, 12pm-6pm.
Every year around this festive season, hospitals in Singapore face a shortage of blood, and organizers are aiming to raise more blood bags,
and in return, do something meaningful for the society.

I haven tried blood donation before, and I will be going for it when im back!
Hope you will join me too <3




0611 HRS

A day out at sea

As you can see, I was decked in my turquoise bikini & fuschia dress one day last week,
and was utmost ready to hit a day out to the sea together with leney, hurhur and other friends!

We took some time out one weekday to actually go on a yacht together for a day of relaxation,
and it was truly amazing. Can't remember when was the last time that i went on a yacht,
and if i'm not wrong, the last time i went on board was on my wakeboarding trip a couple of years back!

So I have been wanting to try the highly raved cupcakes by for a while,
and finally, it came the day whereby I went to collect a box of freshly baked cupcakes in my favourite flavours from Lace, herself!
Perfect timing and a great snack for the trip out to the sea. <3

Flavours in Red Velvet, Irish Coffee, and Chocolate!

i must say the cupcakes were simply HEAVENLY!!

They were soooo goood, tooo goood.
Love it that it's not too sweet at all, and the cream was flavourful.

Not just my own sentiments but every single person on board who ate the cupcake had the same consensus!
In my opinion, i think it's better than the very raved about twelve cupcakes by daniel ong & Jamie Yeo,
and the flavours are absolutely alluring and different.
I never thought that a cupcake can be that good, but (BBL) cupcakes are definitely one of a kind,
and i'm actually craving for more after eating.

Just joined her facebook page cuz she always introduce new flavours,
and too bad i didnt have the chance to try the SALTED CARAMEL that day,
but i definitely must must must try it one day!

we must be the one of the lucky fews to enjoy such delights on board! <3

It was Selene's first time on the yacht and I could see that she was uber excited about the trip,
she even got a new dress for it! (that's how excited she was) :p

Besides that, we three went crazy and even got ourselves NEW SHOES!!
Figured that being on yacht would also mean the possibility of getting drenched or wet,
so we went to shop for a pair of waterproof from Crocs!
I suppose when it comes to waterproof and non-marking shoes,
Crocs will naturally come to the mind for most on this.

hahaha cool , didn't know they have such cute lil kiddo bag for kids!

And us trying to decide which pair to get for ourselves,
and i think the sales person might just get pissed at us for taking so many pictures and trying on too many pair of shoes.
Luckily they had the sizes all displayed outside.

There were just so many pretty pair there, and we wanted to get a pair of pumps,
but we both caught our eyes on this pair of wedges (waterproof too!), decided to be twin sisters  and settled on the same exact pair in the end.
Figured that we can wear that together with our dressier outfits too.
Scroll down more to see our pretty pair! ;)

hurhur was already wearing a waterproof slippers but he couldn't resist on this pair he saw in the store and got this.

Though it's a male shoes, but i am madly in love with this pair,
especially the colour and definitely a good buy, very light-weight as well.
He even told me he wanna head back to buy another pair of shoes for his dress-down fridays!

Before you read on,
here's a video that I did on our trip, love the sea, and the time spent together with the friends on the yacht.

And some peeks for the day, BEAUTIFUL..

one degree fifteen, sentosa

the restroom

Hello bee <3

love the sofa bed!

Smithy, and us!
And yes, that's the pair Selene and I got for ourselves in the end.
Thought it was a good choice too cuz it matches my outfit! ;p

leney's braids <3, braids are simply gorgeous.


our yacht!


with holly.

with cherie and smith!

leney zhang <3

my macho man.

The group of friends and captain who went on yacht together!

I had such an amazing time on the yacht with the group, especially catching up with some friends such as smithy.
Knew him since i was 18 years old while working as a DBS Santarina job attached to his company.
Good to know that he's doing well and getting married soon! Congrats Smithy :D

The day ended earlier than expected due to the rain and we were freezing with the breeze out in the sea. heh
It was around dinner time by that time, and we settled for Jpot @ vivocity for hot and yummy steamboat!

Been there a few times already actually and it's a subsidiary under Jumbo Seafood.
It's not too bad, quite a unique concept and i love that it's individual pots.
So we just have to order our food (raw or cooked), and share it between everybody.

love the chilli table!

they have instructions to tell you what to mix to get their signature chilli sauce and all.


Here are the outfits of the days last week!

Here's a Karen Millen inspired piece which comes in very good quality by herwalkincloset that does up the professional corporate look.
The pleats at the front and the waist design make the design somewhat sophisticated, which in turn, make the whole dress stands out in fact.

I suppose Karen Millen has one of the most gorgeous designs in the fashion industry,
and here's another inspired piece, more dinner and party style, self manufactured by herwalkincloset too.
You probably would love the toga design, yet not worrying that it will slip or so because the dress is designed to be secure yet looking gorgeous!

And to those who watched and liked the first episode of weekbits, thank you so much!
It's really awesome to know that!! ;p
Selene and I am preparing for the next video to be put together, (yes we are gonna try anything that is crazy that we thought of, or anything we have always been wanting to try)
and i know i promised to put do something for the weekbits every week!

Am afraid that i can't fulfill that promise because it takes too much time,
and there's not enough time to have it filmed and edited all by myself within a week :(
But it was so much fun to do that and we will have our experiences and as many videos filmed down as we can, but it won't be too long till the next!
I will still be posting more weekbits (in the midst of preparing the next!! shall not tell you what's next :p),
so do watch this space for the next one!