Small Wonder | Challenging The Wondrous Mind

Thursday, May 28, 2015
Located at Serangoon North, its newest and largest centre has a capacity close to that of its three fully-subscribed centres at Punggol Ripples, Adora Green (Yishun) and Anchorvale Horizon combined, welcoming children between 2 months to 6 years old. 
It is the first of its centres to be located out of the HDB void decks. Small Wonder Serangoon North also offers a sprawling indoor playground of 1,184 sqft, approximately the size of a 5-room HDB flat. Small Wonder believes in developing preschoolers through incorporating best practices from over 25 years of experience in the early childhood field in Singapore. They believe learning should be fun, enjoyable, and discovered by children themselves with confidence, all in an environment that children look forward to going every day.
Grounded in the holistic development of a child, Small Wonder’s curriculum capitalises on children’s natural inquisitiveness, with a strong focus on activity-based learning that supports a child’s character development and citizenship education. The well-resourced environment is an extension of the curriculum, with classrooms organised into dedicated activity spaces which encourage hands-on learning. These encompass areas for play, exploration and structured curriculum activities. Hence, children develop a sense of wonder and are responsible, caring and contributing members of the community. The preschool provides three distinctive curricular at three different levels – infant (2 – 17 months), early years (18 – 30 months old) and preschool (4 – 6 years) – each level implements a comprehensive combination of child-directed as well as teacher-directed learning.
 Experience the difference at Small Wonder Serangoon North
Small Wonder will be having its Open Day this weekend!
Meet their passionate, well-qualified educators, and understand the science behind a good early years programme and how it develops your child's curiosity and creativity. Invest in a preschool that will make all the difference to your child's future.
Join their fun-filled Open Day on 30th May (Saturday), 10AM-2PM, at Small Wonder Serangoon North and receive over $400 for their welcome package and enrichment vouchers!
Psst... With overwhelming interest and registrations for its 3 existing centres, you are encouraged to RSVP for the Open Day!

Small Wonder Serangoon North is located at:
6 Serangoon North Ave 5
Singapore 554910

Miche Bloomin' Dream Lashes

Thursday, May 21, 2015
I LOVE lashes and can't do without em'. I can go without eyeliner but no lashes are a no-go for me. Like mascara, lashes instantly brightens up the eye and makes it look WAY bigger. It gives a kind of depth, which I love. Well, at least in my humble opinion. I've tried many lashes, prices ranging from $2 - $25. My top favourite has always been Dolly Wink's eyelash - However, the COST has always been in the way. At $25.90 for only 2 pairs of eyelashes which I change weekly/bi-weekly, I find it really costly. I haven't been able to find anything else cheaper and closer to their lashes... TILL NOW.


Lash strands are 20% finer than your normal falsies!

Forget you are wearing falsies - That is how INCREDIBLY thin and light Miche Bloomin' dream lashes are and promise to make you feel! Sounds like a dream? Except that it isn't!
Handmade from a highly resistant type of polyestre instead of synthetic fibre, these dream lashes are as soft as real lashes. With a thread-like transparent lash bone, eye irritation is no longer and issue. 
Carefully manufacturedto be 20% lighter than the average falsies in the market, they are literally a breeze to put on! So lightweight you can wear them the entire day without realizing. 
Having problems with coarse and thick falsies that look unreal? These dream lashes mimick our lash hair so well with their ultre thin lash strands and tapered lash tip, even the texture is smaller. 
I was given the NO.02 PURE NUDE to try. It isn't the kind which I'd buy - I prefer LOOOOONG and thick lashes. But when I tried it, I fell in love. Literally. Since it isn't too dramatic, it is suitable for everyday use. Whether to go to the office, to meet a client, or for days that I don't want to look like I have too much makeup on. It gives off a really natural look, which I honestly, wasn't exactly used to at first. The pure nude lash length is only a mere 0.4CM-1CM and is long and widely spread. It is approx the same length as my own lashes, so when used it gives my eyelashes a more fuller look. 

Here's a totally unedited picture straight from the Iphone:
I swear by these that they are the closest lashes to Dolly Wink's you will ever find. And they are made really affordable at ONLY $19.90 for 4 pairs?!?! 

Miche Bloomin' Dream Lashes

5 Tips To Lighten Stubborn Scars | Mederma Quick Fix Kit

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Men and women see scars differently.
While some men see scars as appealing and masculine, scarred women often feel a loss of attractiveness and femininity. It's no surprise that this feeling translates in their behaviour and quality of life. Scars limit women in situations like going to the beach intimate moments, and even looking in the mirror. As long as the scar is visible, the emotional burden remains.

Time may heal all wounds, but the Mederma Proactive Gel helps to visibly reduce the appearance of the scars left behind with a Triple Restore Action that softens, smoothens & replenishes.

You have fix-it products for zits and pigmentation spots, but what about your scars? These can stay on the body and face for a long time if we neglect them. Now there's a new scar treatment to reduce scarring! 

Mederma, the No. 1 doctor-recommended scar management brand in the USA, brings to you its highly-raved Mederma Proactive Gel, an great healing product that has been proven to help to visibly reduce scarring. Just recently launched this year, this proactive gel works on many types of scars - from operation and old-injury scars, and even acne scars! 

For this special launch, Mederma has put together a Quick-Fix Kit, for those little emergencies and curveballs that life throws up, including, of course, the Mederma Proactive Gel.

Check out the Mederma Quick-Fix Kit that was sent to me! I was so impressed by the things they included inside! Totally suitable for everyday use. 

1. Fresh scars are particularly sensitive.
AVOID extreme temperatures for 6 months to a year. Do not go to saunas or stay outside when it is very cold - this may negatively affect the regeneration process of the skin. Make sure you cover your scar well when you go out in cold weather.

2. Regularly massage helps to support the healing process of the skin.
The combination of Mederma Proactive Gel plus careful massage can help to loosen up the scar tissue and aid the formation of healthy tissue. Apply the gel to the middle of the scar, slowly spread it outwards, and rub it in with small circular motions.

3. Contray to popular thinking, sunlight does not fade scars.
In facts, Dr Sunga recommends that you not expose your scar to the sun, as scar tissue does not produce melanin to shield the skin against UV radiation. Always use sun protection when exposing your scar to UV rays.

4. Bathing stubborn scars may speed up the healing process.
Scars on certain areas such as the elbows and knees may tend to be more scaly or drier. To soften them, add a squirt of Mederma Proactive Gel to lukewarm water and bathe the scar for about 15 minutes.

5. Let Mederma work overnight.
For large scars, the use of a gel dressing is recommended. Soften the scar tissue first using lukewarm , moist pad. The apply Mederma Proactive Gel in a moderately thick layer. Gently massage the gel over the car , cover the area with thin kicthen foil. Put a dressing on top of this. Then simply leave the gel to work overnight.



Aaryanna x Killian | #WhenAMeetsK

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Took the two little ones out to play the other day but when we reached the place it was closed. Bummer. Managed to snag some shots of them, even though both of them were so uncooperative that day :( Oh well, can't wait for their next play date together again! x


Monday, May 18, 2015
Get stylish this Hari Raya with ZALORA's Hair Raya SALE!
Shop from many brands with hundreds of different styles to pick your perfect baju kurung for this festive season.
From brands like Zalia - Red carpet worthy occasion wear, or usher in the festive season with the right balance of sleek silhouettes, soft textures and impeccable craftsmanship from Malaysia's most dynamic duo and many many more!
Shop Hari Raya baju kurung at ZALORA NOW!

Kids Amaze

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Snippet from my snapchat (Which is currently private).
Look at her fringe :(((((((( I hope it grows out faster!!!
Had lunch with daddy before he left for work, and headed over to Kids Amaze.
We've been to Kids Amaze before, but that was when Aaryanna was younger and still didn't know how to walk. It totally slipped my mind that Kids Amaze was located so coveniently near my place, till a fellow mommy in my group mentioned it. 
Kids Amaze is HUGE, if I must say. The BIGGEST we've been to so far. They have two different areas - The Infant & Toddler Playhouse and the Playmaze which is suitable for older kids. Just in case you're wondering, we went to the Playmaze because Aaryanna is REALLY active and the Infant & Toddler Playhouse just seemed too... mild? for her. Ha ha.
The first thing Aaryanna ALWAYS goes for when she steps into an indoor playground is to look for the ball pit. She loves em' SO MUCH. Kept whining when I wanted to bring her to play the other stuff. Are your babies like that too?
Us on the slideeeeeeee! Weeeeee!
Albeit tiring, but it was SO FUN - Even for me! A pity I was a little tired today and had some work to finish up, else we would've have stayed there longer. I forsee us frequeting that place more often than not.


Kids Amaze @ Safra Toa Payoh
(There's one is Jurong as well!)
293, Toa Payoh Lorong 6
Singapore 310190

Click here to find out more about their rates and facilities they offer! 

Bff's Birthday @ Hai Di Lao

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Bff turned a year older so we had a tiny celebration for him over at Hai Di Lao (Clarke Quay) along with his other close friends. It was my first time to the Clarke Quay outlet and I was really surprised by their service. I've been to the one at Somerset 313 countless of times, but the service at Clarke Quay really surpassed my expectations! 
Couldn't join em' for drinks as I had to look after Aaryanna so bff sent me home, but before that - Like every other year, I just had to buy a cake to surprise him. Too bad he already knew :(
Happy birthday, bff. 
I still can't believe we've come so far from when we first met (It was hilarious, btw). HAHA.

But nevertheless, I will always be thankful for you.
For your never-ending patience and understanding, for everything you have done for me over the years,
and for just being... you. 

Monday, May 11, 2015
People should stop poking their noses into things that do not concern them and act like they know-it-all. Can't seem to put to words how ridiculous it sounded. Adding oil to the fire? Well, maybe you should try harder.

Beauty Begins With Healthy Skin - Netrogena Suncare

Friday, May 8, 2015
Neutrogena is the #1 dermatologist recommended suncare brand in USA (*Based on 2014 Dermatologist Recommended Study conducted by Gfk) and is one of the few brands in Singapore that boasts suncare protection for both the face and body. Overall, Neutrogena has a wide range of cleansers, make-up removers, moisturizers and whitening solutions, and is the #1 dermatologist recommended in USA (*Based on 2014 Dermatologist Recommended Study conducted by Gfk for Over-the-Counter skincare category) 

When I recieved the Netrogena Suncare in the mail and the first person I thought of was my mum. My momma has been using the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock for as long as I know. She kept raving to me about how good and affordable it is so I passed the products to her to tryout and here's what she said:
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While choosing a sunscreen, it is important to make sure that it offers long-lasting, stable protection against both UVA & UVB rays. The Sun Protection factor (SPF) and the PA rating measures the protection against UVB rays and UVA rays respectively.

1. Sun Protection factor (SPF)
Measures how long you can stay in the sun without the sunscreen before getting burned.
For eg. Applying a sunscreen with SPF 30 means it will take 30 minutes longer for your skin to get burnt.
SPF protection alone is not enough as it only measures the protection against the sunburn caused by UVB rays only and not UVA.

2. PA rating
A sunscreen with a PA rating means it blocks UVA rays.
The more the “+” signs it has, the higher the UVA protection. Protection against UVA rays is important because UVA rays have a longer wavelength and they penetrate deeper into the skin, contributing to premature aging and skin cancer.


Neutrogena has introduced revolutionary Helioplex technology that contains FDA-approved sunscreens covering the full UVA and UVB spectrum. Though many sunscreens offer protection from UVA rays, this protection starts to break down when your skin is exposed to the sun. Helioplex prevents this from happening by stabilizing UVA protection so that even under highly intensive sunlight, you can be assured that your sun protection does its job more effectively over a longer period of time (up to 5 – 6 hours).
Did You Know? ...Protecting your skin during the first 18 years of life can reduce the risk of some types of skin cancer by up to 78%!  
...Severe sunburn during the first 15 years of life can double the risk of skin cancer.
...You can get sun damaged EVEN on a cloudy day! Up to 80% of the sun’s rays can penetrate light clouds, mist, and fog. 
So please, always remember to protect your skin with Neutrogena suncare!


Celebrate Mothers' Day With Helpling This 2015!

Thursday, May 7, 2015
No time to clean?
Book a cleaning at ONLY $20 per hour with Helpling!
Technology has made our lives easier – from booking transport to ordering food, everything is just a click away. Helpling believes booking help for your home should be as easy. That’s why Helpling was created. Through their website you can book a trusted local cleaner within just a few clicks. And while your home is being made spotless, you can enjoy more free time.

And in case you forgot, Mothers' Day is just around the corner!
Are you feeling the pressure of not knowing what to get for your mom?
This Mothers' Day, Helpling has generously came up with a special surprise just for all Moms' out there!
Mothers’ Day is celebrated in 46 countries all over the world. While most are at different times of the year, the message is clear: We love our Moms! 
Shower your Mom with love and presents this Mothers' Day! 
Starting from the 6th Of May Helpling will be presenting the first 100 customers who book a cleaner a lovely Mothers' Day surprise!

How it works?
Helpling serves as a martketplace that matches consumer with independant cleaning providers.
It only takes 3 simple steps to find a helper.
1. Enter your postal code
2. Make an appointment
3. Pay online securely

Enjoy Mother's Day with Helpling Singapore

Exclusively for this Mothers' Day, enter code "MOTHERSDAY" upon checking out to receive a $20 discount with a min of 2 hours of cleaning services*
*Voucher is only valid till the 2nd of June*

Your mother has always had your best interests at heart, show her some thanks (and love) this Mothers' Day with these exclusive offers:

$50 gift voucher for Aramsa the Garden Spa
$30 gift voucher for Style Tribute
$23.45 worth of method cleaning products
$5 gift voucher for Foxy Sales


Palmer's Skin Therapy Oil (For Face)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Founded in America more than 170 years ago in 1840, Palmer’s has become one of the world’s leading names in skincare, a brand that women around the world have grown up with. Their unique heritage and commitment to quality has stood the test of time. Generations of families have loved the fantastic moisturizing qualities of Palmer’s skincare range, and millions of women around the world agree – Palmer’s can be found in bathroom cabinets in the homes of families in more than 80 countries, making it one of the popular skincare brand. 

Their #1 formula, Cocoa Butter Formula, is one of Palmer’s key offering in its wide range of skincare. Today, Palmer’s is still committed to creating affordable products that really do work, growing to provide a Palmer’s product for every skincare need : hand and body care, facial care, stretch mark care, hair care, body care and personal care. 

Using nature’s richest, most luxurious ingredients, Palmer’s key ingredients include Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Palmer’s has created a Palmer’s product for every skincare need. 

Palmer’s is against animal testing and all of the products are cruelty free. Majority of Palmer’s products are free of parabens, phthalates and sulphates.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Oil 
Age defying, multi-purpose skin perfecting oil for face and neck

Key Benefits 
• Retinol, Vitamin A 
• Cell renewal, anti-wrinkle 
• Vitamin C 
• Antioxidant, brightening 
• Rapid Absorbtion
 Reduces Lines & Wrinkles
 Lightens Dark Spots
 Moisturizes Dry, Ageing Skin
 Brightens Skin Tone
 Evens Skin Tone