All posts for the month November, 2011

My Guardian Trip

Published November 29, 2011 by ireneyksoh

Happily made my way to Guardian Pharmacy today, with the S$20 Choice voucher that I had won from some online contest quite some time ago. The voucher comes just in time as I’m planning to get some beauty products are that currently on 20% discount there.

I got myself 3 out of the 5 new Amethystory products by Ginvera. Been wanting to get them since I read the review by various bloggers on facebook wall. But didn’t really do so until now due to the price. I know its already dirt cheap, but my thrifty a.k.a SUPER STINGY nature, prohibits me from getting them.

The 20% discount, plus the S$20 voucher seems to be so heavenly sent. And when the power of those two combines, I can now happily grabbed my beloved Amethystory products… …

Price of Each Product

Amethystory Mineral Aqua Gel : S$19.90 (Usual Price: S$24.90)
Amethystory Mineral Aqua Whitening Enhancer: S$15.90 (Usual Price: S$19.90)
Amethystory Mineral Bubble Face Wash: S$11.90 (Usual Price: S$14.90)

The 3 products adds up to a total of S$47.70 after discount. And after utilising the voucher, I only paid S$27.70 for them. This is so wallet friendly to me.

And that’s not all. As  reward for spending minimum of S$40 on Amethystory products, I get to redeem a pouch containing travel size samples of 2 of its star products. That makes the deals even more sweet and worthy.

My November Box From

Published November 27, 2011 by ireneyksoh

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, my November Box from arrived slightly more late as compared to other. No words can truly described how happy I was when it finally did. Was felling kinda sore reading the feedback of others who received theirs on time, while wishing for mine to arrive asap.

The familiar pinky box that greet me upon arriving home. Hooray! All my unhappiness melted away upon the sight of it. Only to be replace by excitement and curiosity. OMG! What did they send me this time…

Okie! I admit that I can check out under my account as to what will be sent to me by 10th each month after payment is being processed. But I prefer to  let it remain unknown until I received my box. Afterall, its meant to be a surprise box. So why spoilt the fun?

The theme for November BellaBox is Beauty By Nature, which means the products sent were made from natural ingredients with essential nutrients from Mother Earth.

Items In My November BellaBox

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar
Skinfactory Eye Dream Honey Patch
Davines Love Smoothing Conditioner
Davines Love Smoothing Shampoo
Duchess Marden Damascena Anti-Wrinkle Serum
Korres Guava Body Butter

My Verdicts:

I had to admit that the BelleBox for this month is of a heavier weight than the previous one, just like the others had mentioned.  The samples size were also of a bigger portion too. Not forgetting, we are also getting one samples extra (6pcs) as compare to 5 from the previous month. And also the happiness of find a retail size lip tar among the goodies. I feel so blissed. Am so eager to try out the various products soon.

Shady Puzzle Error And Clues

Published November 26, 2011 by ireneyksoh

My deepest apologies to all my friends who were ‘stuck’ at completing the shady puzzle due to a typo error of mine. Thanks to Cindy who pointed out the mistake. The error lies in column 21. Correct no sequence should be 2, 6, 5, 5

I have rectify the error, and also added some clues inside this new picture. For those who needs more helps, do feel free to email me. Or simply drop me a comment here.

A very big congrats to Cindy for being the first to complete the puzzle. Am so glad that you had grown to love it as much as I do. Shall wait patiently for 2 more potential winners to email me the completed puzzle now.


[Sponsored Review] Mentholatum Mogitate Kajitsu With Real, Natural Fruit Juice & Honey

Published November 25, 2011 by ireneyksoh

As compare to those olden days, consumers are now more cautious in their selection of daily necessities and are turning to using natural and organic products due to their health and wellness benefits (Euromonitor  International  Report June 2009). And in order to keep in line with the worldwide increasing demand for natural products, the Mentholatum Mogitate Kajitsu Lip Balm series is thus borne.

“Mogitate” means “Fresh” and “Kajitsu” means “Fuits” in Japanese.  It comes in five  different fruit mixes for you to take your pick: Strawberry, Grape & Berry, Orange & Mango, White Peach and Lemon  &  Lime.

Mogitate Kajitsu is made with Fresh Fruit Juice which contains essential minerals and vitamins that are beneficial to the lips and body. It also contains Honey, which heals and renews the lips.

It also contains other moisturizing booster such as Squalane, Grape seed oil, Vitamins A and E. Squalane is easily absorbed, and is similar to the natural oil on our skin. It is an extract from plants and is a highly prized Japan supplement. Squalane helps to reduce wrinkles caused by aging and sun damage. Grape seed oil helps to repair skin. Vitamins A and E are antioxidants that retard lip aging, and gives lips a healthy shine.

Since its launch in Japan in 2003, Mogitate Kajitsu had been been very well-­loved by the Japanese teens and young adults for its fun, exciting flavours and colourful packaging. Together with its nourishing Real, Natural Fruit Juice & Honey formula, it is no wonder that Mentholatum Lipbalm is the #1* Bestselling Lipbalm Brand in Japan!

Price at S$5.90 and available exclusively @ Watsons Stores


A million thanks to The Sample Store and Mentholatum for giving me a chance to try out such wonderful product. I was sent the Orange & Mango flavour.

My Verdicts:

The moment I opened the cap, I was greeted by a very sweet fruity scent. It smells just as the actual fruit. The texture of the lip balm is very smooth and that makes gliding it on the lips easy as a breeze. I put it on before starting work each day and by the end of the day, my lips still remain very hydrated despite being in air-con environment for many long hours. No more chipped or cracks lips for me now. The portable size also makes its ideal to be put into pocket or even small wallet for touch up, especially after meals.

I also Want To Try!

Menthlatum is currently giving out free petit size samples of this wonderful product. Do click HERE to get you hands on one if you are interested.

My New Conventional Oven

Published November 21, 2011 by ireneyksoh

Bought a new conventional oven quite some time ago during the electronic fair. Travelling from Telok Blangah to S’pore Expo proves to be slightly fatal, despite the ease of MRT. Not forgetting the mass crowds inside the hall that I had to face upon stepping in. Everyone is out to grabbed a piece of the various great deals.




But that soon proves to be quite worth it. Just look at the various foodies that my sister made with the oven. I drools even at the thought of it. She also made Roasted chicken, Kiwi pie, Chocolate Cupcakes and Potato Gratin. They were all so delicious. Wonder what she is going to come up with next… …

How TO Play Shady Puzzle

Published November 20, 2011 by ireneyksoh

Very sorry if my previous rules seems hard to understand. Hope this helps.


How to Play?

The goal of Shady Puzzles is to shade in all the blank squares correctly.

Picture of completed Shady Puzzle

The codes at the side of the grid give you all the information you need to shade in all the squares. It is important that you check every ROW and COLUMN often while solving Shady Puzzles.

how to play3

(HINT: Never shade in anything unless you are 100% certain that its shaded.)


Here are the only rules you need to know in this game:

1) The numbers at the side of the grid represents a continuous block of cells that need to be shaded in the row/column. Examples:


2) A comma between the numbers represents at least 1 space between the shaded squares.



That’s all you need to know! Happy Shading!

(BONUS HINT: Crosses are extremely useful in Shady Puzzles! Always try to fill in a cross when you can!)



Solved The Shady Puzzle

Published November 19, 2011 by ireneyksoh

While the prizes from the previous two giveaways are on its way to the winners home, I’m happy to announce the start of a brand new one. Are you all ready for it?

Rules are simple as always. All you have to do, is to be the first 3 friends to complete the shady puzzle above and email it to me at Do also drop me a comment here saying: ” Shady Puzzle Completed! I want My Goodie Bag”, so that I can take note of your entry.

Not sure about how to play the shady puzzle? The rules are as follow:

1. Each number represents a continuous block of squares that need to be shaded in that row or column.

2. Each comma represents at least one empty square between two blocks of shaded squares in that row or column.

3. The first square of each row or column need not be shaded.

(Rules extract from My Paper)

Have fun!

Goodies From The Sample Store

Published November 18, 2011 by ireneyksoh

Hey, take a look at all these lovely babes that I had recently checkout for myself from The Sample Store. Every single one of them is free. The only amount I paid was for postage. These are only a few of the hundred of samples available for checkout online. And the numbers is still increasing. How more wonderful can things be?

If you are tempt to grab these lovely babes for yourself, please click and sign up under my referral HERE. I’m not being paid for it. But I’m able to gain more points to grab more samples. Which is like a double win situation for us both. Please help me and help yourself too.

Another Treasure From Daiso

Published November 17, 2011 by ireneyksoh

Going window shopping at Daiso during break time or after work is becoming a habit of mine. Not only am I captivated by the S$2 per item price, but also because I’m able to find fascinating things for sale there.

So when I popped in after work today and saw a row of puzzle books. I can’t helped but grabbed a copy for myself off the shelf.

The puzzle is known as nonograms, also known as Hanjie, Paint by Numbers, shady puzzle, or Griddlers, are picture logic puzzles in which cells in a grid have to be colored or left blank according to numbers given at the side of the grid to reveal a hidden picture.

I first got to know about it from My Paper, a free SPH publication. A new puzzle will be published every thursday and the answers published on friday. Am so glad to have gotten a book of the puzzle to play.

Books Kinokuniya’s An Early Christmas Encounter Promotion

Published November 16, 2011 by ireneyksoh

This November, enjoy 20% off* storewide at all Kinokuniya Singapore stores. This promotion is only valid for Kinokuniya Privilege Card Members from 17th to 21st November 2011 (Thursday to Monday).

During the promotion from 17th to 21st November 2011, Kinokuniya Privilege Card members can also enjoy:

• 10% off stationery items at Kinokuniya Singapore Main Store and Kinokuniya Liang Court Store
• a soup or salad at 50% off* when you purchase a pasta or rice at O’Coffee Club (within Books Kinokuniya)

*Please note that terms and conditions apply.