Showing posts with label festive. Show all posts
Showing posts with label festive. Show all posts

24 August 2014

Moon Struck! with Swensen's mooncakes 2014

This Mid-Autumn, tantalize your taste buds with delicious icy treats in 6 exotic flavours. Relish in this festive joy of the Autumn season with Swensen's premium ice cream moon cakes.

Thank u Swensen's for the Moonstruck Mooncake collection! 

I chose the new flavour Queen of Earl Grey, together with other all-time favourites like Durian Royale, Strawberry Fields Forever and Sticky Chewy Chocolate!

(Clockwise beginning from the top left: Durian Royale, Sticky Chewy Chocolate, Strawberry Fields Forever, Queen of Earl Grey)

More on all the 6 flavours below:

Sticky Chewy Chocolate
Filled with signature Sticky Chewy Chocolate ice cream and wrapped in a soft chewy pastry skin, this is pure decadence in every bite! Fall in love again with this signature creation.

Queen of Earl Grey
Invigorate your senses with a lovely frozen treat that tingles your tongue, presented to you in an enticing medley of Earl Grey ice cream infused with Almond bits. One of my personal favourite!

Mango Fantasy
Experience a succulent sensation in every mouthful of exotic Mango ice cream, conjuring visions of a tropical paradise to soothe your soul.

Strawberry Fields Forever
Refreshingly zesty, the delightful Strawberry ice cream mooncake will surely tingle your taste buds as it leaves a lingering sweetness in your mouth. The lovely shade of pink and true lingering sweetness makes this one of my personal favourites as well!

Durian Royale
Savor the rich, creamy flavor of the King of Fruits with an ice cold twist. Made from authentic D24 durians, this rich and creamy favorite promises to satisfy the durian fanatics! My parents could smell the durian scent from their room as soon as I sliced the mooncake into smaller pieces, and came out kaypoh-ing lol.

Pink Guava Romance 
Featuring delectable Pink Guava ice cream enrobed in a luxuriously smooth pastry skin, this will re-ignite your passion for the exotic fruits.

Spot the almond bits in the Earl Grey flavoured mooncake that gives the tradition snow-skin ice cream delicacy an extra crunch to it. Naturally this becomes one of my favourite and I must say I'm really glad to try out this new flavour Swensen's came up with!
Has anyone tried it too? Leave a comment if you have tried the new flavours too or the all-time signatures! :)

Swensen’s Moonstruck! Mooncake Collection comes at S$32.80 for each box of 4, or S$8.60 per piece. 
Available from 1 August 2014 to 8 September 2014 at any Swensen's or Earle Swensen's outlet. No pre-orders required.

Card Promotions
ANZ, Citibank, DBS/POSB, OCBC, UOB and HSBC cardholders get to enjoy Early Bird Special prices at 15% off and 10% thereafter.
Swensen's Cool Rewards & Kids' Club members can enjoy 20% discount as Early Bird Special & 15% off thereafter.

Early Bird Special period is from 1 August to 29 August 2014. 
Get yours today! 

Moon Struck


22 October 2013

philosophy's Hope in a Jar Night & Sweet Holiday Collection

philosophy: To dream in hope is to wake to limitless possibility

I first got to know philosophy through one of the beauty boxes I've gotten previously and immediately fell in love with its simplicity of the brand.
Few weeks back, there was a chance to attend philosophy's Hope in a Jar launch event at Wanderlust Hotel.

There, in a gorgeous and comfortable room, we learnt how beauty sleep has been redefined by philosophy.

Live in hope & dream in hope :)

Hope in a jar night features remarkable qusome 
technology for quick and intense retexturizing, 
while improving uneven skin tone.

- boosts nighttime renewal to retexturize 
skin as it plumps the appearance of fine 
lines and evens skin tone

- patented qusomes help deliver potent 
glycolic acid deep into skin's surface

- formulated with gradual release 
technology to minimize the potential 
for irritation

- calming agents ensure your skin 
rejuvenates in peaceful slumber

- silky texture provides lightweight 
hydration that absorbs quickly


It had been about a week since I started using the night moisturiser.
The cream smells slightly of aromatic oil - think lavendar :) Texture is much thicker than normal day moisturiser as it targets to maximise the hydration effects throughout the night when we are not active. 
And while using the cream, I kept reminding myself the importance of beauty sleep to go along in order to have good skin, keke. 
True enough, philosophy Hope in a Jar Night delivered what it promised!
My skin feels very much more hydrated and generally more plumped-up and healthier looking. Also, the fine lines especially nearing the laugh lines were softened a little. 
I feel that my makeup could go on my face much more easily too which is the most important thing to working ladies I believe ;)

philosophy Hope in a Jar Night (60ml) retails for $64 at all Sephora stores, Bugis Junction #01-16 & TANGS Orchard Level 1


During the event we were taught to live in hope - being pampered with nice macarons and chocolates! <3
And had the chance to DIY our own dream-catchers to drive away all our nightmares!

(my not-very-creative dream-catcher)

Then, we learnt to dream in hope.

The bloggers enjoying the luxurious bed and all ready to sleep!

*credits to Stephanie for the some of the photos (those without watermarks) she has sent me! :) 

Goodnight all! 


Oh wait a min, before you sleep, check out the sweet holiday season products which are PERFECT for the coming christmas as presents!

Shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath in yummy flavours like Sweet Fluffy Cupcake, Shortbread Cookie, Homemade Honey Bun,  Raspberry Glazed and many more!
Doesn't the name only makes you tempted to try them out?
Tell you what, they all smell really delicious!
On top of the lovely scent, the rich, foaming lather gently cleanses and conditions, leaving skin and hair feeling ultra soft :)

One of the best gift you can give this season is philosophy skin care. The care package features the bestselling skin care for all skin types, designed to help you achieve radiantly clear, beautifully bright and impeccably smooth skin. This set includes the microdelivery exfoliating facial wash, purity made simple 3-in-1 cleanser for face and eyes, hope in a jar high-performance moisturizer for all skin types, hands of hope hand and cuticle cream and the microdelivery in-home vitamin c/peptide peel.

Here's an idea on how you can decorate your christmas tree area this year-end! :)

Smacked right in the middle of it is The Cookie Exchange set.
The sweet creamy frosting lotion, christmas cookie shower gel and sugar sprinkles lipshine.
The sweet creamy frosting body lotion melts onto skin to moisturize and leave it feeling silky soft. the formula contains macadamia seed and olive fruit oils, shea butter and antioxidants to help hydrate, soothe and soften skin. the lightweight formula absorbs quickly without feeling greasy, while the decadent scent of sweet
creamy frosting lightly scents skin. it’s the icing on the cake (or cookie in this case) for your skin and your senses after the shower or bath.

Here are the lipshine in eggnog, fresh cream, cherry pinwheel cookie, raspberry glazed flavours. The lipshine is high-gloss, high-flavor that hydrates, smoothes and softens lips, while adding flavor and gloss.

Besides philosophy products, here are some photos with few of my favourite beauty/fashion bloggers as well! ;)

Now, visit philosophy hope in a jar night website :) It contains hourly philosopical quotes and beauty tips!
For all other products, visit philosophy to discover more <3

5 September 2013

SGI Batam Cultural Festival 2013

An update on one of the weekends in August where SDE went to Batam for the SGI Batam Cultural Festival :)
It is the first time performing at such a huge cultural event overseas (abeit it's just on another small island), so at certain points of time, some feelings are quite overwhelming (in a nice way).

We went over on a saturday, and all I can remember of the day were dance, sweat and smiles.
I think never in my life have I practised so much before. 
What's more with the jet lag and tired body from the week of busy work. 
Okay, just kidding, no jet lag. But tired mind & body before we went over, yes.

Nevertheless, SDE had a victorious performance and great learning experience over at Batam.
And I am sure many of us forged new friendships amongst the girls (i confirmed this upon seeing how many girls do not have each others' contacts in the whatsapp group prior to the Batam trip! lol)

Breakfast at harbourfront before setting off.

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Koped many of the pictures from Ying's and Yaya's cameras cos I didn't take many photos, was too tired :X

That's me, with a stone face at the background :/

Here's the resort/hotel which we would be staying for the night.
However, we had to move to the ballroom for rehearsals as soon as we reached.
No check-in at the hotel yet!

The ballroom was right opposite the hotel.
It is actually the convention hall of Swiss-bel hotel, Batam.

It is connected to Harbour Bay Mall (Batam) which seems...... either new or defunction :X

Empty holding area early in the morning.

Packed lunch for the day.

Afterwards, it was practise, daimoku, practise, daimoku, more practise and more daimoku.

Makeup done by Ying (:

Here's a close-up if you're interested, lol.

As performers, naturally we couldn't get the chance to watch other performing items, other than the ones right before ours and the one before the grand finale.

However, saw some sneaks from the camera :)
Our item! <3

The gymnastic item was fantastic!
It was so gooood that the Governer (of Batam?) and his wife stood up to clap for the team.
And little did we know, the performance was actually put up by three different teams! From Batam itself, Bintan and Jakarta.
They had met up only on the day before for "combine" rehearsal, yet, the show they had put up was amazing and shows no sign of "differentiality"!

The PDs :)

This was SGM (Malaysia's) item iirc.

Grand finale~

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Victory! ('.')v

And here's a photo of us taken with Liling's long arm, wahahha.
See how many of us she can position the camera far enough to squeeze in.
So useful for selcas! :p

And yah, we look like a group of minions. IKR.

Some of us too shagged to remain standing after the performance :/

My roommate for the night.

By the time we ended the performance and check-in to the hotel, it was almost midnight?
Some photos of our resort/hotel right next to the ballroom/shopping mall (:
Harbour Bay Amir Hotel (Batam).

Bathtub, which I didn't get to enjoy :/

The SGI-Batam members were so nice to make desserts and snacks for us.
Probably knowing that we couldn't eat well in the day while practicing.
The YWD/WD (with the hotel service staff) went door-to-door delivering these near to midnight.
Made us super touched!

Breakfast the following morning.

Bumped into an old friend, who was the in-charge for the Batam Cultural Festival.
What a coincident!

Our meeting and exchange in the morning.

That's about all!
An experience I hope I would remember in my heart for a long long time.