ShopBack: Save with Sephora promo codes, cashback and more!

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Hello everyone!

One of the perks of applying for a credit card is the ability to earn cash rebates whenever the card is used to make purchases. I know because I’ve been earning mine through my beauty trips to Sephora and the accumulated amount is quite substantial. But very often, the money collected from such rebates can only be used to offset the subsequent purchase and cannot be converted to cold hard cash. Being one who doesn’t like carrying my bulky wallet around, it inconvenience me sometimes knowing that the physical card has to be produced in order for me to enjoy these benefits. Above all, I believe nothing irks us more than losing out on an attractive deal (1-for-1 air ticket deals especially – happens oh too many times!) just because we’re not cardholders of that particular bank that has rolled out that irresistible offer!

Argh, stop the discrimination already!

Haven’t they heard of the saying, “The best things in life are meant to be shared”? Nobody should be deprived of any cashbacks, discounts and jaw-dropping deals. Nobody!

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Fortunately, with the recent introduction of ShopBack, everyone can now enjoy these deals without any prerequisite. ShopBack keeps you up to date with the latest online deals while helping you to save money via their cashback scheme. That’s right, you get reimbursed a portion of what you originally spent online through ShopBack on top of whatever discounts the merchant is offering!

With every deal categorised in a logical manner, you can expect site navigation to be a breeze. Whenever I’m on ShopBack, I would zoom straight in on the beauty section for the latest Sephora sales.

Well-organised menu

Well-organised menu

Current Sephora deals

Current Sephora deals

I was also surprised to see American brands that do not have retail presence here like Bloomingdales, Walmart and Nordstrom Rack listed on the page with a cashback rate of 3%. Considering that the Singapore dollar has weakened against the US dollar, these little savings would definitely come in handy for your future purchases. Furthermore, you can already request for payout once you’ve reached Redeemable Cashback of $10.00. That’s quite an attainable sum especially if you’re a shopaholic like me! You can find out more about how ShopBack works on this comprehensive guide here.

Some of the many listed merchants under the "Beauty" section

Some of the many listed merchants under the “Beauty” section

Apart from beauty, another section I would browse for deals and offers is fashion because I’m crazy about clothes and shoes. If you would like to see more variety of affordable apparels and fashion accessories, Zalora is one store you should check out because of its wide selection of products and the irresistible Zalora discount codes they would offer every now and then. Besides, the cashback rate tagged to Zalora (up to 12% for new Zalora customers) is also one of, if not the highest among all the stores listed on the website.

Busy professionals who prefer to whip up a good meal at home would rejoice knowing that they can now buy fresh produce and household items from RedMart and on the cheap too, when they make their orders with RedMart coupons without needing to spend additional time outside to do last minute grocery shopping (when you could jolly well be home earlier). You can place your orders whilst at work and they will be delivered to your home within the next 2 hours. How amazing is that? I personally dislike making trips to supermarkets during peak hours because the queues can be alarmingly long sometimes.

What about you? I’m sure I’m not the only lazy one 😆  It is impossible for me to write about all the brands listed on ShopBack here so I’d really recommend that you visit the website to find out more. You’d be amazed by the vast number of choices available and the cashback rates offered for purchases at some of the outlets!

Thanks for reading!

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With Soufeel, There’s Something for Every Occasion

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Hey everyone!

I was brought up in a traditional Chinese culture that perceives gold to have higher intrinsic and market value than silver or even diamonds. This reason, coupled with the fact that it is more auspicious to give gold jewelry as gift among the Chinese, meant that most of my birthday (or first month) presents in the early years were either gold anklets, bracelets, ear studs or pendants. This custom is still pertinent now in the Singapore Chinese society especially to weddings because to the elders, nothing signifies wealth better than a qi pao bedecked with gold jewelries during tea ceremonies.

But like many modern Chinese youths today, I don’t really see the appeal of gold jewelries (apart from the fact that they are highly cashable). Not only are they expensive and passé, they are also of a very obtrusive colour that don’t go well with my eyes. In terms of appearance, I would very much prefer diamond, silver or white gold (ok rose gold isn’t too bad for a change too) to pure gold any time as they are more sophisticated-looking and less in-your-face. Did I mention how much I hate those chunky ah-beng-ish gold jewelries? Those are not statement makers. Those are awful.

No way am I gonna wear that.

No way am I gonna wear that. (source)

However, if you’re a bling lover, you probably would’ve known that good quality diamond and silver don’t come cheap either! As a person of simplicity, I don’t yearn for luxury so it’s not like me to splurge on anything ostentatious. I probably didn’t see the need to invest in any since I don’t get invited to private functions all the time. But once, I fretted over the accessories to pair with my outfit for a cousin’s sumptuous wedding (where I served as a bridesmaid) because I had none! If not for my boyfriend to give me a set of diamond jewelry for my birthday (also in the same month as the wedding), I might have to shop for some adornments at the eleventh hour and then end up spending at least a hundred bucks on something I hardly use.

And ever since someone commented how plain I looked without any accessories on, I kinda became a little more self-conscious.. which isn’t entirely a bad thing because I used to be so lazy, I didn’t give two hoots about styling myself hehe. I started with the lower-end bracelets and necklaces from blogshops, but damn, they wear and rust faster than I would’ve blown my salary on lipsticks. So I explored better alternatives like sterling silver which has gotten pretty popular recently and are supposed to be cheaper than gold or platinum jewelry. But guess what? The sterling silver bracelets and charms (for a more casual feel) I saw at a very popular jewelry chain were even pricier than my diamond jewelries combined!

You.... paid for that?

You…. paid for that? *judge mode on*

WHAT? 

It’s only sterling silver leh!

I pity the poor boyfriends (especially those who are still schooling) who rush to buy Valentine’s Day gifts from these shops because they’re bound to make a big hole in their savings. But seriously, I don’t understand the hype about these overpriced charm bracelets when you can get them at a fraction of the price elsewhere! Yes, you heard me right! There are many credible shops with the same concept (though not as mainstream as you-know-what) but here’s one that’s sure to satisfy your inner bling desires!

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Introducing SOUFEEL, the up-and-coming jewelry company that specialises in charms, beads, bracelets and other accessories offered at ultra-competitive prices ranging from S$21 for a charm (or S$9.79 for a charm on special offer omfg so cheap) to S$480 for a 925 sterling silver charm bracelet. Things get even cheaper prices are slashed (which happens very often). Their products adopt 925 sterling silver and colored gems as main raw materials and are designed to cater to suit every occasion.

Although it was only founded in 2011, it has already garnered more than a million likes on their Facebook page! Within such a short period of time? HOW IMPRESSIVE. Since then, it has expanded to six continents such as Europe, North America and Asia Pacific area through approximately seventy countries.

Soufeel has kindly sent me some of their products to share with you guys! I didn’t choose any charms because many people have reviewed them (go Google!) and I wanted to show you other things that are offered on their website. So here they are!

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Soufeel box (not sure what size it is but I believe it’s either medium or large to store bulkier or multiple items!)

I know the relatively low prices may raise some doubts about the quality of the products. Well, don’t be fooled! Every product is made of superior material, even the box! The paper box is hard and sturdy and opens with a detached lid on top wrapped with a blue ribbon and bow and it closes securely too. It also comes with a silver care cloth for you to clean your jewelries!

Austrian Crystal Bowknot Round White Ear Studs, was on offer at S$19.53

Austrian Crystal Bowknot Round White Ear Studs, was on offer at S$19.53 [SOLD OUT]

There was a blue version but I picked white because you can never go wrong with white jewelries! It is apt for all kinds of occasions, casual or formal, and it’s also a gorgeous design which I’m sure would sit well with your elders (if you’re planning to get this for her birthday, or for Mother’s Day).

Austrian Crystal Angel Wing Ocean Blue Ear Studs, was on offer at S$23.73.

Austrian Crystal Angel Wing Ocean Blue Ear Studs, was on offer at S$23.73 [SOLD OUT]

Austrian Crystal Angel Wing Ocean Blue Ear Studs

Austrian Crystal Angel Wing Ocean Blue Ear Studs

My favourite ear studs out of the two designs I picked has got to be the ones with wings! Like the Bowknot design, this also came in white but I figured that the wings would stood out more if the teardrop-shaped crystal was in a different colour! It’s so cutesy yet stylish at the same time! Perhaps this would make a great birthday gift for your BFF or girlfriend! I’m sure she’d love it as much as I do 🙂

Oh by the way, all crystals are from Swarovski.

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Back studs. You can remove the hard plastic!

I was surprised to see their 925 sterling silver products priced very affordably too! They are 100% guaranteed 925 sterling silver authorised by international authoritative institutions such as SGS. Hence, rest assured that there is not a single trace of the toxic elements like nickel, lead or cadmium in the silver composition. Soufeel products are absolutely safe!

Whirlpool Pearl Necklace 925 Sterling Silver, now on offer at S$49

Whirlpool Pearl Necklace 925 Sterling Silver, now on offer at S$49 (U.P. S$109.20) [LINK]

Whirlpool Pearl Necklace 925 Sterling Silver

Whirlpool Pearl Necklace 925 Sterling Silver

Whirlpool Pearl Necklace 925 Sterling Silver

Whirlpool Pearl Necklace 925 Sterling Silver

Going to meet your boyfriend’s (or girlfriend’s) mother for the first time and don’t know what to get for her as 见面礼 (gift presented to somebody at the first meeting)? This is it! This pendant features 3 elements – sterling silver, crystals and a pearl. It basically screams, “YOUR MOM WILL LOVE ME!” No, I’m definitely not kidding.

I guess this is their small-sized box! Guess what's in there?

I guess this is their regular box! Guess what’s in there?

Exclusive 925 Sterling Silver Basic Bracelet, now on sale at $27.93 (U.P S$91)

Exclusive 925 Sterling Silver Basic Bracelet, now on sale at $27.93 (U.P. S$91) [LINK]

This basic snake bracelet can be used as the backbone of your charms or on its own! I have no charms at the moment but I may soon load the bracelet with some because I’m already eyeing on a few charm designs on the website! Having said that, the charms may not be from Soufeel because the bracelet is made in a way that it fits charms manufactured by other brands as well 🙂

Available in 8 different sizes (from 16cm to 23cm, circumference of your wrist + 1.5cm), it also features a barrel clasp to ensure the security of the bracelet and charms. To be honest, it was a little difficult for me to close the clasp with one hand but I’m confident that it would gradually be easier with more usage!

Exclusive 925 Sterling Silver Basic Bracelet with barrel clasp

Exclusive 925 Sterling Silver Basic Bracelet with barrel clasp

Exclusive 925 Sterling Silver Basic Bracelet with barrel clasp - how it works!

Exclusive 925 Sterling Silver Basic Bracelet with barrel clasp – how it works!

Exclusive 925 Sterling Silver Basic Bracelet with barrel clasp - how it works!

Exclusive 925 Sterling Silver Basic Bracelet with barrel clasp – how it works!

TADAH! It's so simple yet elegant!

TADAH! It’s so simple yet elegant!

On top of that, Soufeel also provides a necklace for free with orders over S$70, or bangle with orders over S$138.60. Trust me, you’ll probably go crazy shopping at Soufeel (‘coz, so affordable omg) that you won’t even realise you’ve hit the required amount! 😛

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Go ahead and feast your eyes with all the enchanting charms on Soufeel now! But make sure you have someone beside you to monitor your cart (and your card, heh). You’ve been warned.

Thanks for reading! 😉

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Love, Bonito Year-End-Sale 2014

Hey everyone!

It’s been such a long time since I wrote anything about apparel shopping so let’s take a short break from food posts, shall we? 🙂

Before that, I have a small confession as a shopaholic. I’m a compulsive shopper – that’s a known fact. Before I got obsessed with makeup, I used to go crazy on online shopping and would spend hundreds of dollars a week on clothes. My spendthrift ways became apparent when I was awarded the “VIP” status at Love, Bonito for being one of their top spenders in 2012. For that, I (together with a few other VIPs) was given priority over the rest in The Great Love, Bonito Sale in 2013 and was allowed to enter the room an hour ahead of everyone. No doubt it was such a rewarding experience and the privilege made me feel that all the spending was worthwhile.

Then, I had to return to school. I was forced to leave my full-time job and gradually, I started spending lesser on clothes (also because my wardrobes couldn’t take in anymore clothes and Bf was nagging incessantly at me for that) and of course, I also lost my “VIP” status on Love, Bonito.

Fast forward to October last year, I was given the opportunity to work at Love, Bonito after responding to their recruitment ad and successfully getting through the interview. I was their Photo Editor but because of school commitments, I had to leave the company after close to 4 months with them. It was one of my best working experiences and it kinda healed most of my scars from my previous long-term employment (which was beyond terrible. Read here). A few months had passed since I stepped foot into Love, Bonito office and I really missed working with the wonderful people there.

Just then, I received a text from one of my Love, Bonito ex-colleagues asking me if I was available to work during their warehouse sale in November. Without hesitation, I gave a positive reply. They must’ve heard me! Haha.

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So yes, that’s just a short background story on how I got to work at the Year-End-Sale. It was a two-day event. Only two days and I felt like my legs were going to break. For days I couldn’t walk like a human being and I had to forgo my morning runs because my soles were hurting like crazy from running around non-stop at the event to replenish stocks at the racks. But that’s fine, because I really enjoyed myself! Met quite a number of great people, and of course, shopping at the sale also plays a great part in making the experience memorable 😀

Okay enough of rambles. Here are some of the event highlights!

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We got to shop! Here are 2 bags full of my purchases! Not everything was for myself, of course 🙂

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Day 2!

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Good deals in the wagon! Quite a number of stuff I bought were from the wagon 🙂

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The pixies were all treated to a sumptuous (to me lah) breakfast on Day 2, courtesy of Kith Cafe!

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Here’s my cup of hot chocolate! What a way to start your morning. It definitely gave me a boost and made me more energised for Day 2!

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Great companions at the event! Here’s me with 2 Jocelyns. Haha!

Are you ready to see my loots?

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These are bags for shopaholics. Haha. Lugged back 2 of this!

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What I bought! I’ve got to agree that I managed to snatch up some great deals! 😉

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Featuring some of my star buys, here are my favourite tops and dresses (especially the maxi dress at the bottom which I had forgotten what it’s called) from the sale.

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Some more dresses and tops, and also the bottoms I bought!

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These are sample pieces (no tag) which I bought on impulse. Way too snug and small on me. 😦

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The very popular furry pullover which was gone before sunset on day 1!

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Love touching the material haha.

I didn’t have time to try out everything I bought but I managed to wear out a few of my purchases 🙂

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The top is loose-fitting which kinda made me look preggers so I tucked it in (but it’s so short, it kept coming off my shorts). I like the colour and the intricate design on the sleeves.

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Got this from the wagon 🙂 It’s a very unique design for a shorts.

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White romper which was launched during the Chinese New Year period this year. I actually have the same piece in Navy and love it so much that I decided to get another one in different colour! I was lucky enough to have seen it at the sale 🙂

Okay that’s about it! Will resume my food reviews shortly 😛

Please note that I will not be answering any questions relating to employment at Love, Bonito.

The Great Love, Bonito Sale 2013

Hey ladies! As promised, a short update on my hauls from the Great Love, Bonito Sale 2013 🙂

The Great Love, Bonito Sale poster

The Great Love, Bonito Sale poster

I was invited as a VIP to the sale via e-mail about two weeks before the event and that came as a surprise to me because I didn’t know I had spent so much at Love, Bonito 😛 They didn’t reveal the criteria for the selection but I guess the amount I spent should be the deciding factor. Anyway when the e-mail landed in my inbox I still furrowed my brows, thinking that it was a repeated mail as LB had mass-sent a notification about the sale beforehand and I almost wanted to trash it without reading. LOL! The shopaholic in me must have stopped me from doing so!! *phew*

VIP Invitation by Love, Bonito. Thanks LB!

VIP Invitation by Love, Bonito. Thanks LB! P/S: My chinese name censored because I am weirdly uncomfortable with revealing my full name online. If you know it, then good for you!

I had the choice of attending on the first (19 July, Friday) or second (20 July, Saturday) day of the event. Because I had work on Saturday and I knew it was going to be very crowded on a weekend, I chose the first day! And I was also allowed to bring a friend along! Since I was returning from Batam with my Bf, of course my Bf had to come along with me to help carry my stuff while I shopped HAHAHA

As you might have read previously, I went directly to Novotel Clarke Quay from Batam so I was carrying many barang barangs with me. I could feel all eyes were on me when I arrived LOL. It’s alright I think no one knew me there, I hope.

So when I reached at 8.30am (event started at 11.00am for non-VIPs), there were already 3 lines of queues formed and I stupidly joined the queue without realising that there was another one for VIPs just next to it. Anyway I was there early because the first 100 customers to arrive would be given a goodie bag each worth $150. Being Singaporean, how could I miss such a deal? HAHAHA But once again, I didn’t realise VIPs were ALL given goodie bags regardless of how late they arrived -_- So I gave up my goodie bag ticket to Bf’s friend who happened to sit next to us  and wasn’t among the first 100th customers (you lucky girl).

Before doors opened to the VIPs (sorry if I sound very haughty but this is the shortest term to describe people who were given the exclusive invitation) we were invited to have some refreshments at the front! Wow lovin’ the VIP treatment! 🙂

Strawberry Mascarpone Tart - unable to try this cos I was full from my Mr Bean pancake breakfast -_-

Strawberry Mascarpone Tart – unable to try this cos I was full from my Mr Bean pancake breakfast -_-

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Tart - delish!! - more food at the side! But sorry too busy eating to take anymore photos :P

Blueberry Lemon Yogurt Tart – delish!! – more food at the side! But sorry too busy eating to take anymore photos 😛

Chocolate Cupcakes with Earl Grey Cream! I LOVE IT!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Earl Grey Cream! I LOVE IT!

We were then given the green light to enter the ballroom 1 hour before the actual sales event started! Rachel, one of the co-owners of Love, Bonito kindly allowed us to leave our huge backpacks and barang barangs at the reception so that we could shop with ease! So nice of her!

With ms_rach and I look so worn out

With the very gorgeous and well-groomed ms_rach. I look so worn out and haggard even Photoshop can’t save me -_- (ootd: Catwalkclose Lilith Floral Romper and ASOS Belt)

There were less than 50 customers including Bf and I in the ballroom when we first entered and it was awesome! We had the entire ballroom of clothes all to ourselves and we snapped up all the nice apparels without breaking a sweat! Yay I love being a VIP!!

Xiaoqing couldn’t make it on both days of the sale so she asked me to get clothes for her. So while shopping for my stuff, I also gave her live updates via Whatsapp LOL! I took pictures of the dresses I picked for her and asked if she wanted them.

While rummaging the racks, there was a Browhaus and Strip goodie bag giveaway and to win it, one had to go up on stage to answer a simple question. Bf lured me to the front and made me go up on stage -_- No one else bothered about the giveaway because they were too busy picking out clothes! Hahaha GOOD FOR ME! So yes, the first giveaway winner of the sale was me 😛

My loots!!

My loots!! And the goodie bags 🙂 Purple is mine and green is my Bf’s who of course didn’t need it so.. it’s mine now! Hahaha

What’s inside the goodie bags:

In Love Bonito's early bird goodie bag - an overview!

In Love Bonito’s early bird goodie bag – an overview! Not everything can be found in one bag. I realised LB packed certain stuff differently like I did not have the Salon Vim voucher but my Bf had it. I also had the Skin Food samples but my Bf didn’t have it.

Vouchers for Love, Bonito (I swear this was the highlight of the goodie bag hahaha), Salon Vim, Strip, Browhaus, NB, Cleo, Marble Slab Creamery, Twelve Cupcakes and a makeover voucher for Anna Sui *gasps!!*

Vouchers for Love, Bonito (I swear this was the highlight of the goodie bag hahaha), Salon Vim, Strip, Browhaus, NB, Cleo, Sony, Marble Slab Creamery, Twelve Cupcakes and a makeover voucher for Anna Sui *gasps!!*

Samples from Anna Sui (foundation not pictured here as I've used it!), Hada Labo (I have soooo many of them unused so if anyone wants them please let me know lol), Skin Food, Biotherm and Bliv.

Samples from Anna Sui (foundation not pictured here as I’ve used it!), Hada Labo (I have soooo many of them unused so if anyone wants them please let me know lol), Skin Food, Biotherm and Bliv.

What I received for answering "How old is Love, Bonito this year?" correctly HAHA. More Strip and Browhaus vouchers. Wow but I don't have much hair to wax leh? Since I love plucking them... Maybe can wax my down below hahaha

What I received for answering “How old is Love, Bonito this year?” correctly HAHA. More Strip and Browhaus vouchers. Wow but I don’t have much hair to wax leh? Since I love plucking them… Maybe can wax my down below hahaha

Sale prices!

Sale prices!

What I bought 😀

Malcome Maxi, a rather new item! But it's in size L :( Which means I have to alter it. I was looking for a blue one because white makes this dress look like a wedding gown. But it's alright!

Malcome Maxi, a rather new item! But it’s in size L 😦 Which means I have to alter it. I was looking for a blue one because white makes this dress look like a wedding gown. But it’s alright!

Don't know the name of this dress but it's really pretty. Sadly I couldn't fit in :( So it's pending sale to Xiaoqing HAHA

Don’t know the name of this dress (comes with straps) but it’s really pretty. Sadly I couldn’t fit in 😦 So it’s pending sale to Xiaoqing HAHA

Victorie Blouse - something I wanted to get during launch but Bf commented that it looked too bling in pictures and will make me seem very

Victoire Blouse – something I wanted to get during launch but Bf commented that it looked too bling in pictures and will make me seem very “minah” when worn but when he saw it in real life, he didn’t think that same -_- But that’s cool cos I got it at a lower price now. Haha

Caitlin Cheongsam Dress - another dress I wanted to get during the CNY launch but I already got the skirt :( And the original price was quite steep. So when it was $18? GET IT. My day 1 outfit for CNY 2014 is settled. Hahaha

Caitlin Cheongsam Dress – another dress I wanted to get during the CNY launch but I already got the skirt 😦 And the original price was quite steep. So when it was $18? GET IT. My day 1 outfit for CNY 2014 is settled. Hahaha

I don't know the name of this shorts but I got it because I'm in dying need of shorts for school!

I don’t know the name of this shorts but I got it because I’m in dying need of bottoms for school!

Glendale Dress for Xiaoqing! There was only ONE piece in size S (which is her size). Lucky her! I already have this.

Glendale Dress for Xiaoqing! There was only ONE piece and in size S (which is her size). Lucky her! I already have this so it’s alright 😛

Eclat Lace Dress for Xiaoqing as well. I also own this already LOL. No wonder I’m VIP right.

COVET Wynstelle Wedges in Size 39. Have been eyeing on this pair on Agnes&Maurice and Instagram but it's always above $25 :( So I was glad I saw this at the sale!!

COVET Wynstelle Wedges in Size 39. Have been eyeing on this pair on Agnes&Maurice and Instagram but it’s always above $25 😦 So I was glad I saw this at the sale!! (yes I’m shedding)

Unlike the previous LB sale events I went to, I didn’t see any BonitoChico clothes anymore which was great! Because honestly I wouldn’t even want to pay $10 for something that’s outdated.

As you can see I really had a great time at the sale. But being VIP (same goes to other VIPs too) would also mean that we’d spent a lot at every launch so we probably already own many of the stuff sold at the sale. I was actually looking for Tasha Toga but I didn’t see it there 😦

Saw some pixies near Central giving out flyers and balloons! I just had to take a picture with the pastel-coloured balloons cos they're so pretty. (And returned the balloons after that)

Saw some pixies near Central giving out flyers and balloons! I just had to take a picture with the pastel-coloured balloons cos they’re so pretty. (And I returned the balloons after that)

That’s all 😀

Spring/Summer + Rainbow 2012

Ever since I became a full-time hire, my spending power somehow increased and I’ve been splurging on clothes and accessories 😦 But it can be a good thing depending on how you look at it. No doubt I’m essentially more receptive to designs that I once thought were too wild or bizarre to wear (of course, Lady Gaga’s style still remains under the “weird” category that only can be carried off by herself) and have slowly moved away from boring neutrals. Now I feel much more comfortable wearing COLOURS! My favourite types of designs are those mentioned on the title – lace and floral prints! Okay to be honest anything that has floral prints just appeals to me, so naturally most of my clothes (even those that I bought BEFORE I became like this) have at least 1 stalk of flower printed on them. LOL! You can call me a walking flower pot.

After buying excessively for close to a year, my wardrobe is bursting and I have to resort to putting my clothes on my work desk. I decided to CURB MY SPENDING POWER and NO SUCCUMB TO TEMPTATION!! But sometimes you’ve gotta blame on stress + boredom (interning at a fashion magazine publication house does play a part too)… they bring you to platforms where online shoppers post their recommendations and reviews and the craving starts again 😛 But of course I do have a limit. Like I wouldn’t spend more than $35 for an item (unless it’s in extremely good quality and I REALLY love it and I can foresee it as a staple). Poverty sucks 😦

My favourite picks (but didn’t buy because I couldn’t bear to part with my money):

ASOS Skater Dress in Rainbow Print - £32.00

ASOS Skater Dress in Rainbow Print – £32.00

ASOS Skater Dress in Rainbow Stripe - £32.00

ASOS Skater Dress in Rainbow Stripe – £32.00

ASOS Strappy Maxi Dress On Grunge Print - £36.00

ASOS Strappy Maxi Dress On Grunge Print – £36.00

Ted Baker Tulip Print Maxi Dress - £183.00

Ted Baker Tulip Print Maxi Dress – £183.00

Karen Millen Smudge Print Dress - £140.00

Karen Millen Smudge Print Dress – £140.00

House Of Holland Stripe Poncho Dress In Silk - £180.00

House Of Holland Stripe Poncho Dress In Silk – £180.00

Gorgeous, aren’t they? My personal favourite is still the Ted Baker dress but it can never be mine unless I turn into some hardcore shopaholic, and also because my boyfriend doesn’t like me in anything that looks like a toga. ?_?

But seriously, is it only the high-end brands that are capable of manufacturing such lovely prints and colours?? Those low to middle end ones, I understand about the fabric quality being way inferior but, I mean if you’ve got a talent in designing, you should be able to produce nice designs, right? O_O Ok I’m not an interior/fashion design student so pardon my ignorance. Hahaha.

So because I can’t bear to part with most of my money for the above (I don’t mind sponsors though *coughcoughs*), I spend my money on another cheaper alternative which is – yes you guessed it – blogshops! Four years ago I had this very bad impression of blogshops because even on their “studio” pictures, the quality of the apparels looked very bad. And most of them imported clothes from Korea/Taiwan which I thought were too cutesy and overrated (the exact same kind of top for example is sold on many different blogshops). But today it’s a totally different issue with blogshops manufacturing their own clothes, even though some many be blatantly copied from renowned designers.

Love Bonito Chantelle Blouse

Love Bonito Chantelle Blouse

Love Bonito Alethea Dress

Love Bonito Alethea Dress

OTD - L'zzie Top // Love Bonito Charlize Shorts (Matte)

OTD: L’zzie Top // Love Bonito Charlize Shorts (Matte)

ZARA Printed Bomber Jacket // Love Bonito Charliza Shorts (Matte)

ZARA Printed Bomber Jacket // Love Bonito Charlize Shorts (Matte)

The Zara jacket wasn’t bought online obviously. It was once again a gift from l’Alphonsus Neo because I liked it so much and despite trying all ways to prevent him from bringing it to the cashier, he still got it. -_- NEXT TIME, I must control showing any signs of apparel affection when he is around.

And here are some loots from ASOS. It’s probably my most atas online shopping destination. It has such a wide range of products and they are always on sale! Love it to bits 🙂

ASOS 2 Pack Moustache Stud Earrings - Black & Gold

ASOS 2 Pack Moustache Stud Earrings – Black & Gold

My ears’ got moustache :3

Timex Nylon Watch - Pink/Green

Timex Nylon Watch – Pink/Green

Timex Nylon Watch - Pink/Green

So cuuuuuteeee… the watch.

The moustache earrings are so irresistibly adorable and they attracted so much attention (and giggles) when I wore it to work haha. And the watch is so eye-catching yet youthful. It’s also in PINK, my favourite colour! What more can I ask for? Hehehe! I am very sure I won’t bump into someone of the same watch in Orchard Road!

Oh and talking about ASOS, I almost didn’t manage to see my moustache stud earrings and Timex watch as my parcel had my unit number totally left out -_- Thank God the mail carrier remembered my name (because she delivered a lot of parcels to my doorstep prior to that) and passed it to me! How horrifying, it could’ve been a lost mail worth more than SG$100 lor (of course there were other items in the parcel as well, not just the earrings and the watch)! My last check on ASOS.com showed that I did input my address correctly (I mean of course I did, or else how could I have received my whole lot of items previously?) so it could be an error on their side. And I was so glad ASOS’ very efficient customer service helped to rectify the matter and assured me that my address would be printed correctly on my next purchase. *thumbs up*

Okay I’m tired! Gotta work tomorrow 😦

zozo

Online Shopping

Hokay since I am in the mood to blog, TWO BLOG POSTS! Because, why not? 🙂

This shall be a happy and light entry! Hopefully along the way it doesn’t change its direction and become an angsty one instead. Haha 😛

Recently I have been going for retail therapy because the amount of stress I face at work is enough to drive me insane so yes, I’ve sunk deeper and deeper into online shopping as my weird working hours won’t allow me to patronise shop fronts. Although it is very harmful to my wallet, it no doubt brings numerous joy to my mundane life, especially when I open up my mail box after a long day at work and see a parcel meant for me! HAHA. The little joy in life seriously!! But I seldom have the chance to wear my newly-bought apparels as they not suitable for work (will appear overdressed) so they will be kept in my closet until school starts!

Some of my top favourite online shopping sites are ASOS (prices can be a little steep but quality is assured), Love, Bonito (really good quality pieces at affordable prices!), Lily Pirates and Lacepipe 😀 The last three sites are based locally.

A few weeks back I went to ZARA@Somerset313 to hunt for a floral blazer which I came across online. IT WAS MAD GORGEOUS but super expensive (like duh it’s ZARA). I contemplated hard and left the boutique without getting it because I couldn’t part with my moolah. Major upset! 😦 So when I went to ION last Monday I had this temptation to enter ZARA again to see if it was still in stock! YES it was!! And in MY size! 😀 And my boyfriend insisted to get it for me -_- Almost tore the blazer in the boutique ‘coz we were snatching from each other (me wanting to put it back to the rack and him wanting to pay). Guess who won?

ZARA BLAZER

ZARA FLORAL SILK SATIN BLAZER – SGD169.00MAD CHIO!!
I lost!! But lost happily. HAHAHA I feel bad though……

That’s all from me! I wanted to blog about friends outing but tinypic doesn’t seem to work after uploading the above picture. Must be because my blazer too boomz already!! So yup, shall blog about it on my next entry!

ZOZO