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  • Posted On: December 15th 2019 at 11:02 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: Birthdays, Food, Korean related, Makeup, New stuff, Personal life, Pictures, Shopping, Skin care, With my LX10, Work

    Happy Birthday to myself. Hehe. This is an overdue post since my birthday was over for a few days. The older I get, the more I don’t want to share my age now so I am just going to use the same blog entry title for all my birthday posts from now on. :blank:

    This year’s birthday is quite different. I basically don’t feel that it is birthday since I have been really busy at work. It don’t feel like December since work is quite hectic this month. I remembered how work slows down from November till December when I was at Autodesk. Well, I had Week of Rest back in Autodesk. It basically means that we don’t have to work on the last week of December. Many of my colleagues (back in Autodesk days) also clear their annual leave in December so the office is kind of empty in the last month of the year.

    I didn’t stayed long enough at Uber (due to merger) to know what is it like in December but I spent my last December at Grab. Oh boy, December is a busy month. It’s the same in last December and even busier this December. :sad: Oh well… Luckily I started clearing my leave in November, otherwise, I may not be able to clear them this month.

    So what did I do during my birthday (13 December)? Well, I didn’t schedule a Sulwhasoo facial treatment (like last year). I didn’t get myself another electric violin like back in 2017. I also didn’t get a new ukulele like back in 2016. I spent my day resting at home since it was raining for the past few days and it was still raining for the entire day on my birthday.

    I did, however, got out of the house to have dinner with my boyfriend at Beauty in the Pot. Hehe, it is one of my favourite restaurants and I love hot pot. :happy: Chin Hau got me Hello Kitty balloon bouquet for my birthday too which was a great surprise. I have always envied the kids who got Hello Kitty helium balloons when I was outside and this time, he got me not just 1 but 5 helium balloons. 1 of it is a huge Hello Kitty figurine too! I was quite shocked at first but I kept looking at it and smiling to myself when I am seeing it at home. :smile: Sakura is a happy girl with her helium balloons. :happy:

    I also went shopping by myself then Chin Hau joined me after some time on 14 December. I got myself a mirror with lights which is useful for applying makeup. I got Chin Hau a simple yet pretty photo frame for Christmas and he got me a really pretty rings/accessories holder. :smile: Then we had dinner and went to admire the Christmas lighting at Orchard Road. Sadly, it was raining so a bit hard to really go out and take photos. :sad:

    We passed by Kiehls at ION Orchard and realised they have a storewide 20% sale. Not sure why that was the only branch with the sale though since I passed by the Plaza Singapura and TANGS branch today and there were no sale. I got my Kiehls skincare products which is going to last me for the next 6 months. Together with my other products, I think whatever I got so far is going to last for the entire year 2020. :happy: Oh, maybe except eye cream which I need to get from Sulwhasoo soon.

    I got my Innisfree stuff today and VIP members get 20% as a birthday gift for their birthday month. I guess that is better for me since I am struggling to finish their samples from their birthday gifts or other purchases. I wanted the jewellery case which is their December month promotion and managed to spend exactly $100 for my essentials. Okay, fine, not really essentials as I splurged on diffuser (which is totally not an essential) and 1 lipstick and mascara – oh gosh, I don’t use mascara that often. :stressed: Shopping is really bad for my wallet, indeed. I’m feeling really poor this month. Fortunately, I don’t usually buy skincare/makeup stuff for the rest of the year so that’s not too bad. Okay, minus June because sometimes my products ran out and needs to be topped up before December. :shy:

    Anyway, I will post a photo of my birthday cake later since it is like my tradition now for all birthday posts, haha.


    Posted On: June 23rd 2018 at 9:57 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Makeup, New stuff, Personal life, Shopping, Skin care

    Yay for discounts! Innisfree is having 15% discount for its Premium members and 10% discount for its Welcome (New) members. I went to the store and planning to get just 1 face mask. I ended up getting the Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater boosting ampoule, the Smart Drawing blusher and my new found favourite mineral setting powder.

    Haha. I should stop buying Innisfree products since I am going to Seoul this year. I can just get them in bulk and tax-free when I go shopping in Seoul. Laneige, Innisfree and Sulwhasoo, here I come!


    Posted On: May 17th 2018 at 9:30 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Food, Friendship, Makeup, Personal life, Pictures, Reviews, With my NEX

    In my last blog post, I mentioned how I got 2 makeup related events. Well, that’s unusual for me since I am not a beauty blogger or completely into makeup.

    My first makeup related event (on the spree of makeup events) is Chanel Coco Game Center and I went with Geck Keat before meeting the rest of the Randumps clique for lunch. It’s been a few months ever since we last met. I think we last met last December. It’s great to meet them just before my final exam as well. :grin: 

    Chanel Coco Game Center is Chanel’s event to promote their new Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Blush (meant for cheeks and lips). I almost bought it though. Haha, I still got my new lipstick this month though. I went for the Dior Addict lipstick in IT Pink. :smile: 

    Anyway, since it is a game center theme, there are some games to play which of course, I sucked at all of them.

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173612943788/so-excited-for-chanel-coco-game-center-do-follow

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173625275663/went-to-chanel-coco-game-center-to-play-and-proud

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173959858663/cool-gifts-by-chanel-i-would-love-to-have-them

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173826529423/hehe-my-friend-won-me-on-2-rounds-of-arcade-games

    Apparently Rayner flew to Perth with Yilin’s family for vacation and none of us knew about it. But he still bought us cute koala bear souvenirs from his vacation. Thanks Rayner! :happy: 

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173816875478/didnt-know-that-my-friend-went-to-perth-but-he

    We went Saizeriya for lunch and whoa, we kind of ordered a bit too much too. :stressed:

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173845360633/havent-met-randumps-for-such-a-long-time-due-to

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173845367768/havent-met-randumps-for-such-a-long-time-due-to

    After lunch, we walked around randomly and I discovered a random book gift…

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173927642938/spotted-at-naiise-who-is-interested-to-read-a


    Not something that I would go for but I’m sure some of you will be interested in it…


    Posted On: May 12th 2018 at 3:25 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Friendship, Makeup, Other bloggers, Personal life, Pictures, Reviews, With my NEX

    It has been a fun-filled (filled with makeup related stuff) these few weeks. I went for not just 1, but 2 makeup related events! Yay for learning more about makeup and surrounding myself with makeup stuff (without buying them, haha).

    Anyway, I shall blog on my last makeup event (the most recent one) first…

    I saw Larry’s Instagram post about how he has tickets for his 3INA makeup event and immediately went to ask him if he can give me the pair of tickets. It’s awesome that I got it and I went with Rui Yun. :smile: It’s my first time attending Larry’s makeup event. For those who don’t know him, he is one of my favourite makeup artists whom I followed on social media. He’s based in Singapore and his makeup trends are very much influenced by Korean. Well… makeup + korean beauty = Sakura’s favourites. Haha. I’m glad that I got a chance to see him in action and learned some useful tips from him. Like how I should blend my eye brow makeup much better to make it look natural. Eye brow makeup is important to frame your face, k? Haha. :happy: 

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173610648198/celebrating-my-1000th-post-on-the-treble-story-and

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173703108973/missed-the-event-dont-worry-there-is-always

    I haven’t been 3INA store cause it looks pretty expensive. Turns out that it’s not very expensive. In fact, it’s quite affordable and is similar to drugstore brands’ pricing. I love it that they have 24 shades for their foundation. Not sure about the formulae/quality but having 24 shades is pretty good!

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173767159918/wow-look-at-the-range-of-24-shades-of-foundation

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/173800408563/wow-so-many-lipsticks-do-follow-lihotography

    Will I buy 3INA cosmetics? Well, maybe yes? But I need to finish my current makeup items first! Hahaha. :smile: 


    Posted On: January 22nd 2017 at 2:29 pm | 8 Comments
    Categories: Insights, Korean related, Makeup, Personal life, Reviews, Shopping, Skin care

    I was going through some of my old blog posts and I realised that it’s been quite some time since I blogged about my skin care regime! My last blog post on my skin care regime is back in 2014 in this post. :shocked: Anyway, it’s time for a checkin status on my current skincare regime. I have become lazier over the last 2 years too. Hehe.  :crazy: 

    I’m going to follow the similar format of my old blog post… Well, to keep things consistent (actually it’s cause I’m lazy to come up with a new format, hehehe)

    Day care

    1. Cleanser (I’m currently using Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Mousse Cleanser)
    2. Muji Light Toning Water High Moisture (I’m still using it after so many years so you know this must be one of my holy grail products!)
    3. Sulwhasoo Essential Rejuvenating Eye Cream EX
    4. Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence or Laneige Water Bank Essence EX
    5. Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream
    6. Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion
    7. Belif Sun Powder

    Night care

    1. Cleanser (I’m currently using Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Mousse Cleanser)
    2. Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Mask or Innsifree Jeju Volcanic Mousse Mask or Eucerin scrub or Innisfree Jeju Volcanic pore strips or CNP Laboratory pore strips or Innisfree Second Skin masks (I used one of these products occasionally)  
    3. Muji Light Toning Water High Moisture (I’m still using it after so many years so you know this must be one of my holy grail products!)
    4. Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX (I hardly use it but I still use it when I am not that lazy, hahaha)
    5. Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence or Laneige Water Bank Essence EX
    6. Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream

    Most of the products are the ones that I have been using for many years and I’m still using them. My holy grail products are as follows:

    There are some products that I doubt I will be buying as I want to keep my costs low and find cheaper alternatives:

    I do need to look for a new eye cream after I finish my Sulwhasoo one. Any recommendations?

    Now that I am in my mid twenties, I have started using more makeup. Well, I’m actually starting to like makeup. Hehe. I even got myself proper foundation and lip brushes! Maybe I will blog about my makeup routine on weekends in future. I don’t wear much makeup on weekdays, other than the Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion.