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  • Posted On: May 12th 2018 at 4:06 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Insights, Korean related, Personal life, Reviews, Shopping, Skin care

    I was at Kinokuniya and was reading the book on Korean skin care (this one) and got inspired to blog about my own skincare routine. I have blog about it in my previous posts before:

    I’m going to use the same format again. :smile: 

    Day care

    1. Cleanser (I’m currently using Fancl Washing Powder)
    2. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing eye cream
    3. Laneige White Dew Ampoule Essence
    4. Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream
    5. Clarins UV Plus Sunscreen (I’m using the tinted version that is only found in USA)
    6. CNP Laboratory Omega Perfection Sun Block (for my neck and arms)
    7. Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX or Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion
    8. Belif Sun Powder (optional since I don’t really use it so often)

    Night care

    1. Makeup remover
    2. Cleanser (I’m currently using Fancl Washing Powder)
    3. Any masks that I happened to buy (which is a huge range so I’m not going to list them here)
    4. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing eye cream
    5. Muji Light Toning Water High Moisture (My all-time holy grail product!)
    6. Innisfree Green Tea Serum

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    Seems like I should expand on my night skin care regime… 6 steps is probably not sufficient, haha. 


    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: March 17th 2018 at 2:50 pm | 2 Comments
    Categories: Food, Friendship, Personal life, Pictures, Reviews

    I went to Hansul – Korean Dining Bar with Rui Yun yesterday. Well, someone recommended me and we were supposed to go. Well, life goes on and obviously we never went there in the end. I’m glad that I still get to try it in the end though. Will I go back there again? Nah, the food quality is just not worth a second try.

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/171954008453/my-first-proper-korean-food-after-i-came-back-to

    We ordered the army stew and the potato cheese pancake. I have never seen a potato cheese pancake and Rui Yun was saying that it is like rosti. So we end up trying it. It’s not that bad but oh well, it’s not something that I would order again.


    Posted On: January 21st 2018 at 5:16 pm | 8 Comments
    Categories: Food, Friendship, Personal life, Pictures, Reviews

    It was 23 degree celsius last Sunday. This Sunday, it became 33 degree celsius. 10 degree difference in a span of a week. :sad: I am not sure if I prefer the cold weather of 23 degree celsius or just the hot weather of 33 degree celsius. Can I have somewhere in between? :disappointed: 28 degree celsius is very much preferred. #SakuraPreferredWeather :happy: 

    I met Huiling 2 days back (Friday, 19 January 2018) and the last time we met was around 1 year ago (the pre-CNY period). Seems like it has became a tradition and we are determined to break it this year. Haha, definitely need to meet up with her more often.

    Original plan was to have Beauty in a Pot for dinner but silly/naive me forgot to reserve a seat so by the time I do a walk-in, they said that the next available slot is at 1030pm. Eh, I did a walk-in at 745pm and I have to wait for a few hrs just to have my dinner?! Erm no thanks. :crazy: 

    So we went to 49 Seats for dinner instead. It was recommended by Huiling and whoa, she has good recommendations! The food was nice and the environment is pretty chill too. I’m not a picky eater so I am good with most food options. :smile:

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/169953238238/awesome-food-recommended-by-my-friend-and-thanks

    Huiling ordered smoked duck pasta while I ordered tom yam seafood pasta. Both of us went for meal set which gave us soup of the day (mushroom soup) and iced lemon tea. We also ordered the salted egg popcorn chicken to share too. Lucky Huiling got the 30% discount (maximum discount) when she spun the wheel of discounts too. If it was me, I doubt I will be getting any discount… That’s how “lucky” I am when it comes to getting discounts… :stressed: 

    The interior design of the place is also pretty cool too! Just look at the cool decorations on the wall (see below for the photo)!

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/169953614338/cool-wall-decorations-do-follow-lihotography-for

    Will I go there again? Yes definitely for a relaxing TGIF meal or weekend meal. :happy: 

    However, if you are a picky eater and wants superb western food, I wouldn’t recommend you to visit 49 Seats.

    So after we had our dinner, I went to get one of my favourite chocolate milk tea with pearls from Koi before we embark on our walking HTHT (heart to heart talk) session. It’s nice to walk and chat at the same time. It’s even better to have a Koi drink on my hands while doing that. :happy: Life’s simplest pleasures aren’t that expensive. I also clocked quite a number of calories and step count on my Apple Watch as well. Yay for a healthier lifestyle! :grin: 


    Posted On: February 12th 2017 at 7:52 pm | 6 Comments
    Categories: Articles, Friendship, Overseas, Personal life, Pictures, Reviews, Travel, With my NEX

    I went to Legoland with Huang Yin and Lay Lian during my Week of Rest last December. I have never been to Legoland so that is quite a refreshing trip. I have never been to Johor Bahru either so that’s my first trip to Johor Bahru too. :smile: 

    I took quite a number of photos and uploaded tons of it on my Instagram. So I shall let the photos do the talking now. Hehe. :grin: 

    It’s Legoland!

    Finally went to Legoland in Malaysia after it has opened for quite some time…

    It’s the shipyard… in lego. Hahaha.

    Quite cool to see a camel made of lego blocks…

    Probably the worse chicken rice I ever had… And this costs around S$10… :(

    We went during the Christmas season and they have this Christmas tree made of lego. :shocked: 

    Christmas tree at Legoland.

    This somehow reminds me of Lee Kwang Soo… Hahaha.

    I got myself the gold and silver lego keychains and a ice mould for lego. Hehe.

    Wow, so many lego keychains!

    The lighthouse. I would love to get on top of it but seems like it is not allowed…

    “Let us fix the banner up…”

    Not exactly sure what is this…

    Fireman character in lego!

    Look at those children having fun with water!

    Roarrrrr.

    I actually went to check the souvenir shops and see if I can find any musical themed lego items. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any. :sad: 

    Musical fountain, literally.

    They have this special section called the Mini World which displays the famous buildings around the Asia (or was it Southeast Asia? I already forgot it…) The one for Singapore is huge. But the one for Malaysia is massive. :shocked: 

    To be honest, I read about it and was quite excited to go there and take tons of photos at Mini World. Unfortunately, it is one of the last stations that we went at Legoland and we were running out of time since we have a 4ish pm bus to catch to go back to Singapore. So I had a mad rush to take as many photos as possible. But I think I missed out some exhibits though. Sigh. :sigh: 

    The old scenery of Singapore river, Merlion and Fullerton Hotel – in lego blocks.

    Another old scenery of Singapore…

    I love Canon. Haha, just kidding. I love my Sony NEX-5R camera more (i.e. Sony) than my Canon compact camera. Hehe.

    And now for the non-Singapore ones…

    Forgot what is this but it reminded me of the palaces I visited in Seoul…

    The famous Twin Towers from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Forgot what is this…

    Bollywood dance with lego figurines, anyone? Hahaha.

    The Perdana Putra building made in lego blocks. It’s the Prime Minister office in Malaysia in case you didn’t know…

    Karaweik Hall from Myanmar.

    Taking flight!

    There are random figurines around Legoland when we move from 1 station to another station too…

    It’s parrots, in lego blocks!

    Anyone needs new swords?

    Oh, I also took 2 rides when I was at Legoland. Hehe.

    I don’t usually take rides but when I do, it is because it is not scary and I get to take nice photos.

    The Merlin’s Beard ride. I used to love that Disney storybook but I have forgotten what is the title…

    Of course there are other more exciting rides which I will never take…

    No, I didn’t take this ride and will never take.

    And lastly I saw this lovely wild flower (okay, probably it is not really wild) while on the way back to the bus stop for our bus back to Singapore…

     Finally the last photo from my Legoland trip. Hehe. I wish I have my macro lens to take this photo…