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Hello Everyone!

With the convenience of online shopping nowadays and the numerous online stores sprouting out, it’s hard to find a good website that you can get a wide variety of pet supplies. I’ve recently discovered this website https://www.kohepets.com.sg which offers a huge variety of pet supplies from pet food to supplements, toys and bath products etc. and it is not limited to cats & dogs, the website even has pet supplies for small pets like chinchillas, birds & hamsters! You can imagine the amount of time I spent surfing that website like a kid in a candy store looking at what I can spoil my doggies with. As most of you know I’m a proud mama to 2 fur-kids Moscow (the Cream Retriever) & Mika (the Shiba Inu), both 9 years of age. Furthermore, Kohepets offers free 2-day express shipping for orders above SGD$60 which isn’t hard to accomplish – a 30lb bag of dry kibbles for Moscow & Mika to last them 1.5 months is easily over the minimum spending.

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Being a typical bargain hunter, the first tab that I clicked on is the SALE tab, where I found great deals in dog food and offers of free samples to add to your cart (who doesn’t like freebies?).

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One of the trusted brands of dog food that I usually get – Wellness CORE Grain Free dry kibbles – is on promotion! Purchasing a bag of 24lb bag comes with 2 cans of grain-free canned food at $132.80. I try to maintain a healthy balanced diet for Moscow & Mika (aka M&M) so that they can live a long life together and only feed them grain-free kibbles. Grain-free dog food is known to benefit your pups in:

  • better digestion of food hence reduced stool amount
  • more energy
  • less shedding
  • healthier skin
  • shinier coat
  • less doggy farts

Although grain-free food tends to be more costly, I find it well worth it as you can’t put a price on your dog’s health. (think about it – a fancy meal costs more than a big bag of dog food to last your pup for a month or two)

On their main homepage, I noticed another promotion on raw dehydrated dog food. I decided to spoil M&M and added Stella & Chewy’s Simply Venison Dinner Patties Freeze-Dried Dog Food to the cart. Venison is a meat that is rarely found fresh in Singapore or Hong Kong and I would love M&M to enjoy it other than their usual fresh minced beef or pork that I would cook for them in addition to their dry kibbles. Hence, freeze dried venison is a good and healthy meat alternative for them.


As you can see M&M are excited with the sight of their newly arrived dog food!


Moscow is a cream retriever which comes under the golden retriever family. Most golden retriever dog owners would know that this breed is prone to hip problems which comes with age. Moscow recently turned 9 in December which means she’s now in her middle-age to senior years. I’ve started Moscow on her daily glucosamine intake since 2 years back to help keep her hips in check. It seems to be working as she’s still very active and runs around like a puppy (certainly doesn’t behave her age) on her daily walks. Therefore, Excel Joint Care Glucosamine is a must to upkeep Moscow’s regular supply.

Moscow is showing off her balancing skills here!


Next, I needed to look for a dog shampoo for Mika as hers is running low.(Moscow goes to the groomers to get her monthly trims, so only Mika gets bathed at home) When I browsed under the “Grooming” tab for shampoos & conditioners, I was totally spoilt for choice! There was 439 options to choose from. After going through all the options, I decided to use what the Mr. recommended which is also on their best-seller list – Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe Shampoo which is known for relief of itchy and dry skin which Mika gets from time to time especially during shedding season.


A lot of dog owners think that dogs have to shower every few days which is actually a big no-no. Dogs need to build up their natural oils on their coat to keep their fur healthy and water resistant and constant showering removes it all and after regular constant baths, they will stop producing these oils all together which will then make them stink up more easily. Instead, regular brushing to massage and stimulate these oils and to spread them evenly on their coats is better for dogs than showering them ever so often. I only shower Mika every 1-2 months, and I can vouch that her skin is healthy and she doesn’t smell bad.


After a long while, these items were in my shopping cart:

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and I finally decided to stop my shopping spree and submit the order. Kohepets did live up to the 2 day delivery promise and the goods were delivered to my doorstep promptly. I placed my order in on a Tuesday night and the delivery guy SMSed me on Thursday morning to confirm the delivery timing for Thursday evening.

I am now looking at other items to purchase on their website. Time to stock up on their Frontline supplies! 😉

XOXO

Jessica

Hello all!

I was looking to try out the latest 1-Day Acuvue Define with Lacreon in is latest colours – Radiant Shine & Radiant Charm – to wear for my upcoming nuptials. I’m already a regular user of Acuvue Define, wearing shades in Natural Shine & Vivid Style, but the latest colours look like something that will make my eyes sparkle even more during the big day. Hence, I decided to get them, albeit last minute.


So I scoured online for good deals on them and I finally came across this Malaysian online shopping site MrLens.com.my which offers those contact lenses at a price cheaper than Singapore opticians. MrLens sells them at RM118/box of 30 lenses which is about SGD37.80/box. This is pretty much the price I used to pay when I drove into JB to purchase my contact lenses but now I can do it at the ease of home and get them delivered to my doorstep without the hassle of crossing the border! MrLens ships the lenses to Singapore via DHL Express, so it should reach me pretty quickly.

Speed of Delivery Test
I placed my order on 28 November, Monday at 9:45pm. The whole process is very straight forward and fuss-free. You just pick out the contact lenses that you want in your eye degree, add to cart, pay and wait for the delivery!

After my order is placed, you can opt for contact lenses re-purchase reminders so that you won’t forget that your contacts are running out amidst your busy schedule.

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The very next day on 29 November, I received an email confirmation that the order has been received and is processing on their side.

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On 30 November, I received another email that the package left their warehouse and is on the way to Singapore! 

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Very shortly after, I received an SMS from DHL stating that the package will be delivered the next day on 1 December.


On 1 December, Thursday morning at 11am, the DHL delivery guy was at my doorstep in Singapore with my package! I am amazed! That’s less than 3 working days!

DHL express service to Singapore is free when you purchase at least RM500(about SGD$160) worth of products from MrLens, otherwise the shipping fee is RM49.90.

I immediately tried on my new contacts and now I can’t decide which color to wear on my big day! What do you think?

Wearing Acuvue Radiant Charm


Wearing Acuvue Radiant Shine

No Wait Time for Astigmatism Lenses

MrLens holds a wide variety of popular contact lens brands like Acuvue, Air Optix, Biomedics and Freshkon to name a few. I also placed an order of Acuvue dailies with Astigmatism for my hubby-to-be as he was too busy with work to head down to the optician to get new ones. Usually opticians don’t hold much stock for lenses with Astigmatism. We would have to order from them and wait 3-5 days before they phone you for collection and go back down to the optician to pick it up which can be quite a hassle (that’s why my hubby didn’t have time to replace his lenses and has been wearing spectacles instead).

This time, when I placed the order for his contacts, I expected to wait a while for the delivery as its with Astigmatism. So what really surprised me is that everything came together on Thursday morning which is much faster than getting them from the optician itself.


I am one very satisfied customer and will definitely re-order my contacts from MrLens again.

XOXO,

Jessica

Check out MrLens Facebook Website for updates on promotions and giveaways!

 

 

Goodbye Skeleton Hands!

Ok… so if I were to be asked this question:

Which part of your body do you dislike the most?

My answer would be my ugly hands!

I admit, I am born with the most unfeminine boney hands that will never be casted as a hand model. My mother agrees.

All my life, be it during my pudgy teen years, my hands could never gain fat at the right areas. And I’ve heard constant nagging from my mum to eat more because I need to put on some weight on my hands. (The day my hands becomes beautifully fat will be when I’m unhealthily overweight!) I’ve tried explaining to her that my boney structure of my hands can’t be helped by just putting on some weight! (But she doesn’t believe me ever!)

My ugly hands

I was doing some research on how to improve on the hydration of my facial skin for my wedding. And a friend of mine told me about Restylane’s Skinboosters ,also known as 水光针 in Asia. Whilst surfing Restylane’s website, I chanced upon before/after photos of a patient’s hands using the same Skinboosters to improve the outlook of her hands! Honestly, I never knew that you could use hyaluronic acid fillers to make a boney hand less boney looking! In my mind, the use of fillers has always been used for changing the shape of the nose, lips, cheeks and chin to enhance certain features on the face.

Restylane Skinboosters Vital

The function of Restylane’s Skinboosters is used to improve the general skin quality of the face, neck, hands and even acne-scarred skin by applying microinjections of stabilised hyaluronic acid (HA) into the skin to boost up moisture levels from inside your body. Stabilised HA is a moisture loving gel-like substance that absorbs water. Therefore, once its injected into your skin, it will bring deep skin hydration to treated areas and improve the smoothness, elasticity and firm up the area. Generally, people use this treatment on their whole face to make their skin brighter and more radiant.

Since the issue of my boney hands has long been bothering me, and they are going to be photographed during my wedding with the rings and all, I decided to seek treatment with Skinboosters to improve the outlook of my hands. Every bride wants their wedding to look perfect right? (imagine… scanning from beautiful hair & make-up, the perfect dress, the gorgeous ring and THEN… horror of horrors…manicured skeleton hands!)

I went down to a reputable aesthetic clinic See Aesthetics & Medical Clinic, that uses Restylane Skinboosters, to treat my hands. I specifically wanted to only use Restylane’s Skinboosters as they’re the original creators of 水光针 and it received the Red Dot Design award for their smart click system enabling doctors to accurately administer 0.1ml of HA into the skin with each click minimising doctor’s error.

There’s a lot of other brands in the market like Juvederm, Korean brands, Filorga, etc. however, Restylane is a more reputable brand that has been in the market for 20 years. Over 28 million treatments using Restylane has been administered worldwide and they are the first HA fillers to be approved by FDA. Naturally I would want the best product to be injected into my skin and not opt for a cheaper alternative since I always believe in 一分钱一分货(you pay for what you get).  I’ve friends who went overseas for cheaper filler treatments, but they commented that it doesn’t last very long nor see great effects. In addition, I’ve been following this US reality show Botched, and have seen how people wanted cheaper treatments and went to Tijuana, Mexico, coming back with horrible outcomes and I do not want to be a botched job!

I consulted Dr. See regarding my hands and he felt that I am a suitable candidate to undergo the treatment but he did warn me that there might a some bruising as hands are quite vascular (I did my treatment on 23 November, so there’s ample time for healing before the wedding) .

He used the cannula method which is a long rounded blunt head needle to inject Skinbooster under the skin of my hand, it looked really freaky seeing a needle like thing going under your skin and poking out but yet not piercing through the skin. It’s much safer using this method as it won’t accidentally inject fillers into the blood vessels and cause any blockage. To be honest, it felt slightly uncomfortable, but not painful, looking at it looks a lot more painful than it actually is and I felt faintish from looking at it! But all is worth it as the results is incredible as you can see from the photo!

Before After Photo

I am so pleased with the immediate results! When I got home and showed my mum my “new hands” she was very happy and said I should have done this treatment earlier! *lol* The small needle holes didn’t bother me as I know it will go away pretty fast and I didn’t incur any bruising. It’s just like drawing blood from my hands, in fact I remember bruising more when I drew blood. Dr. See was very meticulous and ensured that no vessels were injured and I would incur minimal to no bruising.

Today, I can’t stop touching my softer and fleshier hands and I’m no longer shy to get my hands photographed. (In the past, whenever I had casting with the requirement to photograph my hands I’m always so hesitant and would try to position my hands in a way it doesn’t look ugly!)

A day after Skinboosters

One more week to the big day and I’m all ready!

XOXO

An excited and happy bride-to-be

 

Hello everyone!

Online Shopping

I’m no stranger to online shopping which made me way more lazy to go out and shop for clothes/groceries/household items/make-up etc. but I love it! As it made finding deals and comparing prices much easier.

I was recently made aware of another online shopping portal ShopBack which is trending now. This site is offering us consumers even better deals by giving us cold hard cash returns when we shop through that website (cashback)! Offering us even more savings on top of what the original websites are offering.

ShopBack works with most of our beloved shopping websites like Zalora, Taobao, Reebonz, Sephora, Groupon, ASOS and even Food Panda! So the cashback savings are so easily attainable as these are my everyday website that I frequently shop from.

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On top of  obtaining a percentage cashback while shopping on various online sites through this portal, ShopBack can help consumers find a Zalora discount code for further discounts or learn about a Sephora sale through constant updates on their webpage.

As most of us know that the annual major sale on Asian websites occurs on Single’s Day or 11.11 (双十一) made popular by Taobao, ShopBack also partakes in major sales like these. If you missed out on that, not to fret, there’s a make up sale equally as crazy happening on 12.12. So keep a lookout for the best deals at the upcoming ShopBack 12.12 sales. I know I will be noting that date down in my calender!

How Does ShopBack Work?

Initially, it took me some time to understand how this cashback system works. Most of us know about cashback received from credit card spending and it’s always done automatically to your credit card account so you don’t really bother how it works but this is the first time a website is offering such a deal.

Basically, ShopBack is sharing their income from merchant referrals with the consumers. So it’s a win-win for everyone.

Say for example, the merchant pays ShopBack 10% of the amount spent for items purchased for every consumer referred from their website, ShopBack will keep 4% as income, and return the remaining 6% to you as cash.

 

Check out this video to further elaborate how this works.

And there’s a referral promotion from now till 9 December that if you successfully refer 3 friends to sign up and shop from their website you can earn an additional $100! Do use my referral link https://www.shopback.sg/?raf=a50uRM to help me earn some extra cash! 😉

It’s simple, easy and gives us more savings. Who doesn’t like a good deal?

XOXO,

Jessica

 

 

Hello all,

As you all know I’m quite the make-up junkie and love experimenting with new make up and skincare all the time.

I was recently introduced to the Burberry’s contour & highlight pen and the simplicity of using it to sculpt your face without looking too drag like. It’s special cream to powder formula makes it real easy to draw on the face and spread it with your fingertips. Pretty much idiot-proof.

So I got the Face Contour pen in Medium No.1 & Fresh Glow pen in Nude Radiance No.1.

I must say after trying it out, it helps with the shading which is not overly dramatic and adds some oomph to the face shape. It doesn’t add much time to my make-up regime (usually 30min for daily make-up)

Here’s a video clip on how I used it.
And this is the look that was achieved (without any phot editing of course) after I used it:

For those of you who are newbies to shading and highlighting your face, I do highly recommend this as the formula is lightweight, easy to use and pretty much foolproof.

XOXO

Jessica T.


It’s about 2 months and counting to my big day and I have started to become a lot more hardworking with my home facials and nightly masks. 

Who doesn’t want to look like the most radiant and beautiful bride on your special day?

I was recently introduced to and began to  use Philips Visacare – a dual action air lift & exfoliation system – twice a week. Visacare is a skin resurfacing tool that helps remove dead skin cells, clear clogged pores, leaving you with a firmer and more radiant looking skin. Ever since I started on this home tool,  I’ve been addicted! It especially helps my problem clogged chin and nose areas rid of white heads. 

If you’re a daily user of make-up and sunblock. It is very important to do a deep cleansing of your skin to prevent clogged pores which includes adding microdermabrasion to your weekly routine. 

Here’s a video about the product review and how it works on ridding your skin of unwanted dead skin cells and clogged pores:

Philips Visacare

And after using the micro-dermabrasion device, I checked out the head of the tool and gleefully saw loads of dead skin cells and even some white heads sucked out of my face! (A grossly gratifying feeling) 


It is important to immediately use a facial mask after using Visacare as your skin is fresh and raw, so it will thirstily absorb all mask serums in an instant. Also this will aid in the formation of new and healthy youthful skin. Whilst my mask is on, I will also add an extra step of using Philips Visaboost to help enhance the absorption of the benefits of the facial mask. This tool can also be used daily with your moisturizers. 


I simply love home facials and with the aid of numerous beauty tools available in the market nowadays, it makes it all the more easier. 

Ok, back to my wedding planning on my MacBook! 💕

XOXO

Jessica

Hello everyone!

So I was recently given this slimming patch to try out on myself (who would say no to a slimming patch?! We all have our problem areas!) and was excited to see if it could help with my tummy. If you’ve been following my Instagram (@jessicatan22), you would know that I exercise shit loads to keep my weight down as I indulge in my favourite past time of eating. But no matter how much I exercise, I just can’t seem to get rid of this fatty layer over my core area. I was hoping that this patch might help!

What I love about this patch is that you are supposed to paste it over your problem area (my tummy in my case) and sleep overnight with it, as simple as that. It claims to be a quick fix to slim down without much effort needed. Originating from Korea, Body Contour’s Premier’s Instant Stemcell Slimming Patch (I will just refer it as the patch from now on as it’s quite a mouthful) active ingredients are:

  1. Collagen
  2. Aloe vera
  3. Header helix extract (anti-cellulite agent)
  4. Green tea extract (increases metabolism)
  5. Gingko extract (increases cell metabolism)
  6. Butcherbroom extract (rids water retention)
  7. Guarana extract (draining and slimming agent, fat burner and anti-cellulite)
  8. Bladder Wrack extract (increases metabolism)

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The patch comes in a rather big packet that contains the long rectangular sticker that is big enough to wrap around your entire thigh or tummy area (common problem areas). The sticky layer is made out of three layers powered by the innovative Trans-Dermal Delivery system, that releases lipo-soluble and water-soluble actives into the epidermis, targeting unhealthy fats, increases metabolism and drains away water retention whilst firming up the skin.

How to use the patch:

  1. Cleanse and dry targeted area
  2. Remove plastic lining from the patch
  3. Paste patch onto targeted area (tummy in my case as seen in the photo below) and smoothen it out
  4. Wear it for a minimum of 1 hour or sleep overnight in it

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Verdict:

Upon applying the patch, my skin felt cold and tingly from the active ingredients slowly getting absorbed into my body. It was pretty comfortable to wear and slept like a baby in it.  After sleeping overnight in it, I removed the patch and I did notice that my tummy area wasn’t as soft looking with a layer of water. I weighed myself and not a huge drop in weight (100g to be exact), and I didn’t expect a miracle of my six-pack suddenly appearing *lol*. But I guess with continuous application of once a week and proper diet and exercise, this patch will help in breaking down stubborn fats from the inside. Let me try out my second patch next week and see if my abs will slowly show! 😉

Price:

$88/piece

Promotion:

Buy 10 pieces and get 5 pieces free from Body Contour Premier

http://www.bodycontour.com.sg

 

XOXO

Jessica