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OGTT/Mooncakes/Beauty Day

Note to self: Don't waste money doing manicures, gelish or normal polish, because THEY ONLY LAST A WEEK πŸ˜‚ Gelish lasts a week on my fingers and then it starts to peel, lift-off and chip.

The gelish on my toes last super long though! It's been 4 weeks and still good as new. By right I'm supposed to go for the free soak-off within 4 weeks which is this week but such a waste. Maybe I'll just keep them on longer and find a way to remove it myself πŸ˜‚

Next time, I'll only do pedicures. More worth it!

I have also cleared my makeup stash recently and it's quite painful to throw away my Shu Uemura foundation, mousse, Benefit mascara and Hello Flawless, a Chanel blush but they have to go because they're all more than 5 years old 😩

Thank goodness I was forced to do so because Andrew demanded for 1 drawer to be cleared in my dresser because he wanted to put his stuff there πŸ˜‚

I also found all my rings that I used to love wearing when I was between 18-20 years old πŸ˜‚ Wa I was relatively quite hip last time, now I'm an aunty. I used to love putting on makeup, dressing up, accessorising and doing my nails and now..... putting on eyeliner is considered very good already πŸ˜‚

I have no heart to throw my rings so since fashion always goes in a cycle, maybe in 18 years time I'll give it to my daughter when it's back in trend.

Went for my OGTT this week too. I had to get it done before my appointment next week. Gynae wants me to do it because I've a history of diabetes in my family (both paternal grandparents had it).

Oddly enough, I found the drink ok! A lot of people find it sickly sweet but I didn't have much of a problem finishing it πŸ˜‚ I found it quite nice. Something is wrong with me.

The first blood drawing was ok.

The second was so painful cause the nurse chose the big painful vein on my left arm.

The third one was the most painful.

She had to move the needle around a few times and it hurt!!! The reason she drew from this spot was because she couldn't find my veins on my arm. My veins are too small and always running. There is definitely going to be an orh ceh tomorrow!!!!!

The hospital didn't call me and the nurse said no news is good news so I'm taking it that I'm in the clear and don't have gestational diabetes!!! πŸŽ‰

The moment I got home, I ate mooncake πŸ˜‚ Old Seng Choong sent them over the day before but I wanted to keep them for after the OGTT.

Super pretty boxes!!! And they come in really nice bags too.

Super nice! My mother has choped it to be her document bag when she works πŸ˜‚

Baked mooncakes

Snowskin mooncakes that I couldn't eat sadly because it's all alcoholic 😭

So I attacked the baked ones.

I got 2 flavours- custard egg yolk blend and white lotus paste with longan, red dates and walnuts.

At first I told my mother to come eat with me but she was like "don't want I don't like mooncake!!" but after trying the longan red date one, she loved it. So rare for her to like a mooncake.

Custard Egg Yolk Blend

The mooncake is filled with a custard blend and the middle is an egg yolk blend! Everybody will get some yolk with every slice.

White Lotus Paste with Longan, Red Dates & Walnuts.

No yolk, so I expected it to be very sweet like how usual lotus paste mooncakes are but it wasn't super sweet! It was just nice!!!

Let my mum try this and she went MMMMMMMMM and asked for another slice.

At first I wanted to give the remaining 2 out of 4 mooncakes to my in-laws but nevermind, I shall just buy it for them because I want to eat the other 2 mooncakes πŸ˜‚

I finished half the custard one in a sitting πŸ˜… It's ok I'm sharing with my daughter πŸ˜‚

The snowskin version has 6 mini snowskin mooncakes!

Flavours are:

• Cranberries with Choya
• Passionfruit with Martini Mint
• Coffee with Whisky
• Chocolate Rum

There are 2 mooncakes of each flavour!

So sad I can't eat πŸ˜‚

These are how the alcohol snowskin mooncakes look like! My father had the choya one last night 😁

The online sales for the mooncakes start on 22 Aug - 3 Oct and are available at www.oldsengchoong.com

Order early and you can get early bird discounts off online orders!

• 22 Aug - 8 Sep: 35% off purchase
• 9 Sep - 15 Sep: 30% off purchase
•16 Sep - 22 Sep: 25% off purchase
• 23 Sep - 3 Oct: 20% off purchase

POSB/DBS card members also get an additional 5% off on top of the early bird discount!

There will be booth sales at the atriums of several malls and if you buy early, there are discounts too.

Booth sales start 31 Aug - 4 Oct.

LOCATIONS:

• B2 Takashimaya Square (31 Aug - 4 Oct)

• Tangs Vivocity Atrium (5 Sep - 4 Oct)

• Nex Mall Atrium (14 Sep - 4 Oct)

• Jurong Point Atrium (18 Sep - 4 Oct)

• Tampines Mall Atrium (20 Sep - 3 Oct)

Early bird discounts are also available for booth stalls and DSB/POSB members get an additional 10% off purchases!

I only tried 2 flavours of the baked mooncakes and didn't eat the alcohol snowskin ones so I can't really say much about the alcohol!

However apart from the 2 flavours I was sent, there are a lot more flavours for the baked mooncake series such as Black Sesame with Yolk & Melon Seeds, Wu Ren with Bak Kwa and Kaffir Lime Leaves, Red Bean Orange & Lemon Peel with Pine Nuts & Egg Yolk Blend and more.

It costs $54.80 - $64.80 for a box of 4 so I think it's more worth it to get it online with the early bird discount!!!

Don't know if I should be proud of this but I finished half a mooncake this morning πŸ˜‚

Thank you Janine and Old Seng Choong for sending the mooncakes over! I really like them a lot πŸ˜‹ Thank goodness it's not very sweet so I feel less guilty eating them πŸ˜‚ Also, thank goodness my bro and Andrew aren't fans of mooncake so... MORE FOR ME.

Yesterday it was thundering and when I turned to look, SANDY WAS HAPPILY LYING DOWN ON THE COUCH!!! πŸ˜‚

She only climbs up on the couch when there's thunder, such a weird dog πŸ˜‚ On normal days she doesn't even do this!

I told my mother to turn around and not scream because she doesn't like Sandy on the couch. As Sandy's name suggests, she's very sandyπŸ˜‚ I can bathe this dog and then the very next hour she's dusty again!!!!! This time my mother closed one eye and let Sandy remain lying on the couch. I think my mum also knows Sandy is just scared and is not like this normally.

Brought Andrew to Eight Korean BBQ yesterday! His first time there whereas I've eaten at Eight about 3 times last year. Used the Fave voucher just in the nick of time cause it was going to expire next week and finally Andrew said he was free to go out for dinner.

4 colours set! Andrew said we should have gotten 8 instead but thankfully we didn't cause we ordered too much!

So happy I can eat meat again... unlike the 1st trimester πŸ˜‚ In the 1st trimester I had an aversion to Korean food but now that I'm in my 3rd trimester, everything also can eat πŸ˜‚ I'm eating too well.

There was the pork, kimchi stew, mushroom set, seafood pancake and....

Bingsu!!! Bingsu was on the house, thank you so much Joanne!!! 😘

Andrew and I ate SO MUCH we were so full after dinner. Very very satisfying! Service and food are good, as always.

Today is my beauty/grooming day!!!

Went out in the morning to The Lash Company to get my lashes done! My lashes were exactly 4 weeks old.

Took the MRT there and finally used the correct exit πŸ˜‚ Last time I took the wrong exit and it was such a far walk.

I actually booked the natural classic session which was 1 hour but Penny said my Lash retention was still very good even after a month! So instead of removing everything and doing a new set, she just touched up for me 😊 I think Penny mixed single strands and soufflé lashes for me, just like the previous time and I really love the effect!!! Looks very natural! Thank you Penny!!!!

Like I've mentioned before, The Lash Company is having a promotion for Natural Classic lashes and it's only going for $70! If anyone has never tried eyelash extensions before, this is a good chance to do so. I love the natural classic set the best 😁

(As said 100x before, I'm a LPPS at The Lash Company πŸ˜‚ so my extensions are free... for life πŸ˜‚ but I only give my honest opinion!)

Then after that I went back to the east to Fresver for facial.

My skin was so clogged after the Shanghai trip. All the polluted air + unhealthy food there made my skin quite bad.

I only do the Classic Facial aka the most basic facial without any machines because that's the "safest" for pregnant women. The post about their Classic Facial can be found here @tieponytail:130517 (unfortunately the trial has ended already).

It's not in the best condition right now because it's post-extraction hence the redness/extraction marks but I'm glad a lot of gunk is out!!!

My right side has always been better than my left πŸ˜‚ I think I need to cut down on sugar now because I can see the difference it's making in my skin!!

The facial was very quick, I was done in 1 hour!! I can't do the shoulder/back massage, that's why it's so quick. I miss having massage 😭

Just recently Andrew inspected my face and he went "you have so many veins!!!!". He only realised now?! πŸ˜‚ I think it can be removed by laser or IPL but I'm really not bothered by it. I rather spend money on hair removal. After I close shop, I'm going to IPL all my arm, leg, armpit hair away!!!!!!

I've also been using the new S+ products from Fresver for a month now and this is their latest range! They're all 30ml and very travel-friendly. I brought them to Shanghai.

They all come with a pump which I like!!! More hygienic.

The first one is a face cleansing mousse.

Just 1-2 pumps and lather with water!

You'll get a foamy/mousse consistency. This makes my skin feel very clean but without the tightness!

This is the Enveloping Face Cream!

I use it in the day and it's very good as a makeup base. It keeps my skin hydrated and makeup goes on smoothly. There are some other moisturisers which clash with my foundation and it ends up balling up but this doesn't!

It looks very heavy but actually it's very watery once spread out!

It gets absorbed very quickly and leaves the skin feeling smooth and moisturised. I think this is similar to the one in the tub I received last time but I prefer this packaging so much more πŸ˜‚

Last product- Regenerating Face Mask.

This is a night cream! It doubles up as a mask too.

I have very dry skin and with the previous S+ moisturiser, I had to top it off with Rose hip oil or a sleeping mask before going to bed because I could feel that my skin was still dry.

With this, I didn't have to put oil or sleeping mask. It kept my skin very hydrated through the night... I sleep with the aircon pointing at me some more πŸ˜‚

Consistency is very similar to the day cream. It's watery too but slightly thicker!

As always, these S+ products are very very very pricey 😰

The cleanser (S+ Clean & Clear) costs $69.

The day cream (S+ Dress in Silk) costs $99.

The night cream (S+ Sweet Dreams) cost $95.

Quite expensive!! Especially when there's only 30ml in a tube πŸ˜‚

I feel that for cleansers, you can get a very good drugstore brand at a fraction of the cost. No need to spend $69 for a cleanser! If I had to splurge, I would spend on the night cream!! And then use it sparingly πŸ˜‚

I've been using it for a month every day and there's still quite a lot of product left! You don't really need to use a lot of product, a little goes a long way.

The products were all given to me by Fresver to use so this is what I feel about them!! I just wish they were more affordable though πŸ˜…

#fresver

First time ordering from Honestbee! Only recently I realised that they do deliver to my area πŸ˜‚ Used the promocode "BEST7" for $18 off first order.

Food arrived rather quickly!

Clearly I cannot stomach Chinese food yet πŸ˜‚ Still traumatised from Shanghai πŸ˜‚

True enough- orh ceh has formed πŸ˜‚

Domino's pizza promocode in the comments section below πŸ‘‡πŸ» Thanks @secretlystormyy 😁

Day 230

Friday, 18 Aug 2017

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isabao (avatar)

isabao @tieponytail I find the orange syrup okay too! Taste pretty much like Fanta Orange! 🀣

1 year ago

tieponytail (avatar)

tieponytail @isabao ya I thought so too!!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

1 year ago

mrsjchua (avatar)

mrsjchua Maybe you had it chilled that's why it's ok! Haha. I had mine warm... The first half of the bottle was ok, but towards the end, it was so hard to finish and I felt it was burning my throat!

1 year ago

justpeachy (avatar)

justpeachy I liked it too cos I was so hungry from fasting it tasted so so good hahaha. Yay to no GD!

1 year ago

bunnynoms (avatar)

bunnynoms Don't leave the gel polish on too long. You need to remove it because you might not realise, it sometimes lifts off a bit. Moisture can get in and more prone to get infection.. Happened to me.

1 year ago

sabrinaseah (avatar)

sabrinaseah Yay.. finally someone say the orange syrup is ok.. I am going to taste that soon.. hope I will find it ok too πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜†

1 year ago

hoppypoppyz (avatar)

hoppypoppyz You finally cleared your old beauty stuff!

1 year ago

debbraaaa (avatar)

debbraaaa The drink tastes like non carbonated fanta orange right!!!! Hahaha i also liked it when i secretly tried it 😁

1 year ago

verenaruixin (avatar)

verenaruixin @tieponytail lol i thought i am the only one who always nail polish peel off after few hours and gelish nail peel on the next day. so from then i give up doing any manicure

1 year ago

tieponytail (avatar)

tieponytail @mrsjchua oh man I'm sure it's more gross when warm πŸ˜‚

@justpeachy ya it's like Fanta orange!!! πŸ˜‚

@bunnynoms ah ok! I'll remove it next week. Thanks for telling me :)

@sabrinaseah haha ya it's like Fanta orange! Not as horrible as what other people say it is

@hoppypoppyz ya!! Bo pian!!!πŸ˜‚

@debbraaaa yes!!! Hahaha really quite nice!

@verenaruixin ya I don't wanna do already. Really waste money πŸ˜‚

1 year ago

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