Exclusive Shopee Beauty Bonanza Promo Codes, Just For You!

Friday, May 26, 2017


Shopee is running its first ever Beauty Bonanza and it has been a huge success thus far! They have brought in several brands covering everthing beauty-related from makeup, skincare, fragrance, hair care to supplements. You get to enjoy famous brands such as Laneige, Hada Labo, Bio-essence and Canmake at heavily discounted prices!

This inaugural beauty fiesta is an ongoing event from 17 May to 31 May. If you haven't caught onto all this goodness yet, read on to catch a glimpse of some exclusive discount codes that I have here just for you!

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The biggest thing about Shopee's Beauty Bonanza would be these Beauty Boxes, available in two styles — Eastern Chic and Hollywood Impact. Each box retails for $48 and contains a myriad of beauty products worth $150 in total!

Unfortunately these Beauty Boxes were such a big hit that a minute after their launch, all the boxes got carted out and are fully sold out! It was even before I had received this box here, given to me by courtesy of Shopee as a media kit — my box was still in the hands of my courier during the time of the sell-out!

On the bright side of things, if any of the items in the box caught your fancy, here is where you can purchase the individual products at 20% OFF!


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Laneige Time Freeze Firming Sleeping Mask ($31.90 $52)
Shopee Seller: Youjingbeauty.sg [Quote "YOUJINGBEAUTY" for 20% off]

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Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Premium Hydrating Lotion ($21.90 $52)
Shopee Seller: Hadalabo.sg [Quote "HADALABO" for 20% off]

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Bio-essence 24K Bio-Gold Rose Gold Water ($9.90 $12.90)
Shopee Seller: Bioessence.sg [Quote "BIOESSENCE" for 20% off]

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Kanebo Evita Rose Cleansing Foam ($7.90 $17.90)
Shopee Seller: Beautypageant [Quote "BEAUTYPAGEANT" for 20% off]

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Canmake Glow Fleur Cheeks ($21.90 $14.32)
Shopee Seller: Canmake [Quote "CANMAKE" for 20% off]

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COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch ($9.90 $2.90)
Shopee Seller: Limminghui9909 [Quote "LIMMINGHUI9909" for 20% off]


During this exciting sales period, Shopee is also giving away beauty products DAILY with no purchase needed. Check their websites daily for the latest giveaway product.

To enjoy more discounts, use this promo code [BEAUTYxYVH] for $7 OFF SITEWIDE (min. spending of $15). You can also stand a chance to WIN one of four beauty boxes when you use the promo code during the Shopee Beauty Bonanza!

Head over to their website here now or download the Shopee app available on Android and Apple.

The Louvre Bridal: Romantic Wedding Gowns From Top Korean Bridal Shop In Singapore

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ever dreamt of looking like a princess on your big day? Now you can with The Louvre Bridal, with their gorgeous Korean wedding gowns, you'll find yourself staring at your mirror reflection awe-struck. And perhaps you might catch a glimpse of your significant other looking at you with his jaws down on the ground.

You will look elegant and sophisticated, just like the Korean actresses in k-dramas. Find your dream wedding gown at The Louvre Bridal in their latest Le Gracieux Collection, read on to find out more.


The Louvre Bridal is located within the district of Clarke Quay. Its unassuming shophouse exterior opens up to a warm and inviting interior, with a to-die-for ceiling to floor length mirror, and rows of ivory white wedding gowns lined neatly against the walls.

This top Korean bridal shop goes to great measure to keep up with the latest trends and traits in the wedding fashion industry. Their philosophy is to create elegant exquisite wedding designs with simplicity at its finest; their wedding gowns are crafted to perfection for the modern brides.

They shortlist only the newest and impeccable designs that are runway-worthy, to be placed on their racks. Henceforth, you can be assured that with their wedding gowns, you will look every bit like a modern and trendy bride on your glorious big day!

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The view upon walking into The Louvre Bridal

Changing Platform at The Louvre Bridal
Well-lit changing platform for your grand reveal

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Comfy couch for the groom and relatives, and racks of their beautiful gowns


I had the greatest honour to be one of the first few, to grace the gorgeous wedding dresses in their latest bridal gown collection. Here is a sneak peek at the few that I tried on:

#1 | The Classic Off-Shoulder

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#2 | The Romantic Soft Off-Shoulder

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The gown I chose for my pre-wedding shoot

The Louvre Bridal Gown

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#3 | The Elegant Blush Pink

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The Louvre Bridal Gown

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#4 | The Voluptuous Mermaid-Cut

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#5 | The Classic Invisible Neckline

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The Louvre Bridal Gown



#6 | The Detailed Ball Gown

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#7 | The Midnight Blue Number

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Do note that the "names" of these gowns were self-created, for the purpose of your easy reference. If any of these gowns are to your liking, I would strongly recommend you to attach a screenshot of the preferred dress in your email instead of quoting the nick that I gave to these dresses.

The fitting process for these gowns were a breeze. The staff had a gist of which dress would best suit my figure (including which would hide my broad chest and shoulders) and had already picked out a select few before my arrival.

I used the entire changing platform during my fitting, which had two distinct spaces and curtains to signify each changing spot. I switched between the two spots each time, removing a gown in one and hoping into another for the new gown – it helped greatly in speeding up the changing process and I had tons of space to work with.

For more details on how my pre-wedding shoot went, stay tuned to the jaw-dropping pictures taken by NatStudios, which will be up on this very platform in 2 weeks time!

If you are keen to rent your wedding gowns from The Louvre Bridal, make an appointment to check out these beautiful gowns for yourself!

The Louvre Bridal
Address: 69 Kim Yam Road, Singapore 239368
Operating hours: 11:00am to 8:00pm on Monday to Fridays, 10:00am to 7:00pm on Saturdays
Contact: 6337 7808

Shocking Problems With Your Scalp In Your Early Twenties And How To Treat It

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Twenties, it's a defining era in our lives. We are in our final school days awaiting graduation, or settling into our spanking new job. We wear a luscious headful of hair wherever we go, not giving a damn about how many strands of our crowning glory would be left behind in a couple more decades.

Lo and behold, something is happening beneath the surface of your glorious hair and you needn't wait decades to witness a receding hair line. Without early intervention, you'd be losing hair sooner than you can say "thirty". I walked into my scalp check-up appointment brimming with confidence, and walked out horrified with my scalp results. Read on to find out more.

Beijing 101: Scalp Check-Up

A couple of days back, I went for an appointment at Beijing 101 to get my scalp checked out. I have always been confident of my scalp because I shampoo it on a daily basis, and dutifully scrub and massage it during every shower.

Consultant performing the hair drop test to see the extent of my hair loss

Armed with that level of pride, I assumed that my results would turn out as "oh, you have a normal healthy-looking scalp". Obviously enough, things did not turn out that way.


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I found out that the crown of my head was suffering from oily scalp

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And I was also suffering from dandruff (fml)

The news was shocking but I was glad to learn about it early. The discovery of this result has placed a significant influence on the quantity and quality of my hair during my coming forties and fifties – call me vain but I wanna have a headful of luscious black hair when I am undergoing my mid-life crisis.

Here is why it is important to seek treatment for scalp problems at an early stage.

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There are two components in our hair root responsible for its colour and quantity:
  • Melanocytes: Responsible for giving colour to the hair
  • Follicle Papilla: Contains blood vessels responsible for supplying nutrients to nourish growing hair

For individuals with oily scalp, the excess oil seeps and flows back into the hair root. The grease pools at the bottom of the hair root, causing a blockage of nutrients that were supposed to be transmitted to either (or both) the melanocytes and follicle papilla. The end-result is the melanocytes or follicle papilla failing to receive the required nutrients for sustenance, and your hair either starts to turn white (due to melanocytes dying) or the hair falls out (due to follicle papilla being blocked).

Fortunately scalp issues are treatable and treatment should be sought after as soon as possible. Early intervention helps in the retention and revival of as many working hair follicles as possible, which is directly relational in the prevention of a balding head at a young age.

Beijing 101 @ Tiong Bahru Plaza

At Beijing 101, they have effective treatments tailored to help resolve your problematic scalp.

According to a U.S. study, the Nielsen Survey held in 2016, 90% of the customers who sought treatment at Beijing 101 reported a visible increase in hair growth after their sessions!

Beijing 101: Before treatment
Before treatment: My hair looking bad, flat and limp

I underwent a four-step treatment process during my session, which comprised of:
  1. Puriscalp Mask - A Deep Cleansing Scalp Mask
  2. Herbal Wash
  3. Revitalising Hair Treatment
  4. Meridian Herbal Treatment (MHT) or Hydromax Treatment

Just to clarify, the recommended treatment for step 4 is the >Meridian Herbal Treatment (MHT). However due to personal reasons, the hair care centre switched out my massage for the Hydromax Treatment.

I would highly recommend you to go for the MHT as Beijing 101 is renown for providing excellent massages. Their massages would hit various acu-points that are are beneficial to your scalp and would also improve your overall blood circulation and general health.

Beijing 101: Puriscalp mask
Treatment Process: Puriscalp Mask

The Puriscalp Mask is a herbal scalp mask designed for oily scalps that are clogged with impurities and are covered in sebum for prolonged periods. This scalp mask penetrates into the scalp pores to remove accumulated sebum and prevents the accumulation of impurities.

Beijing 101: Scalp mask pack

It also exhibits detoxifying functions, balancing oil secretion in the scalp, thus allowing healthy hair growth in the long run.

Minerals present in the mask provide nutrition to the hair follicles while expelling toxins at the same time, thus helping the scalp to regain its balance.



Treatment Process: Herbal Wash

Using their specially formulated in-house shampoo, your hair care specialist will do a double wash for you so as to ensure that your scalp is nicely clean and detoxified.


Beijing 101: Protein hair mask
Treatment Process: Revitalising Hair Treatment

Years of chemical dyeing, perming, heating and bleaching have brought a negative impact on my hair.

With this Protein Hair Mask, made out of au naturale ingredients, it revitalises the condition of my hair, smoothens its texture and brings back my hair's shine!

Applying the hair mask

Beijing 101: Hair steaming

Steaming my hair (with the mask on) to bring out the full effects of the hair mask and to re-moisturise my damaged hair.


Beijing 101: Hydromax
Treatment Process: Meridian Herbal Treatment (MHT) or Hydromax Treatment

The level of our hair's health is a result of different important factors. One of the many factors to having healthy hair would be a sufficient supply of oxygen and nutrients to the scalp and hair.

Good blood circulation encourages the scalp to increase hair growth throughout our head, and ironically the top of our scalp is often one of the most difficult place to maintain good blood circulation due to the fact that it is the farthest point upward from our heart.

Therefore the scalp is the most non-stimulated area of the body, and hair follicles can become sluggish, thus resulting in our hair to grow at a slower rate.



The Hydromax Treatment is an oxygen scalp treatment that combines the use of a botanical tonic with oxygen, to give a balanced scalp and healthy hair strands. Each treatment helps to eliminate bacteria from the scalp while replenishing moisture and balance to the scalp and hair, from the root to the ends.

By application of the oxygen to the scalp, the blood is being stimulated with circulation by the administered nutrients and oxygen that are being topically delivered to the scalp.

Thus this treatments promotes accelerated hair growth in the dermis layer of the scalp, reconstructing the damaged hair from the inside by repairing the bonds, restoring resiliency while refreshing the hair cuticle and cortex.




Here are the results after undergoing all the masks and treatments:

Beijing 101 hair before after
After treatment: My headful of luscious crowning glory is back in action!

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A significant difference in my scalp condition after just one session!

I felt really relaxed during my session, probably due to the various lighted candles and use of lavender oil within the treatment room.

Some people would ask, what's the difference between getting a scalp treatment within a hair salon and at Beijing 101? In my opinion, the jarring difference is the smell. I have nothing against hair salons but, I'm pretty sure that some of you have walked past a hair salon and choked at the chemical smell emitting from the salon.

There is none of that sorta (smell) from Beijing 101's Hair Care Centre – and no it doesn't smell of TCM herbs either. The only two times that I had encountered smells within the centre was 1) the lavender oil, 2) the masks used. If I had to describe the scent of the masks, I would say that it is mild and hardly noticeable, with a tinge of floral scent that helped to calm my nerves.

As the treatment went on, I could feel a distinct difference in my hair and scalp – my hair was getting softer and my scalp felt more refreshed. Once my hair got blown dry, damn the effects of the treatment was obvious! I had back a headful of luscious soft and shiny hair.

The only qualm that I have is that it might get boring during the 90mins treatment process where you sit and wait. I would recommend bringing your laptop, a good book or a portable charger so that you wouldn't risk your phone running out of batt halfway through the session!

Other than that, I love the entire process! I wish I could have experienced the Meridian Herbal Treatment which is one of their signature treatment process; their massages have been known to be fab! Easing a couple of knots off my muscles and aiding in better blood circulation really helps to re-energise a person and have you going for the rest of the week – not to mention rocking a wonderful head of hair!

Enjoy a Hair Gro Treatment @ $40 w/GST (U.P $366) + FREE Hair Care Travel Kit (worth $68)

Click here to enjoy this special promotion avail for a limited time only!

Find out more about how YOUR hair and scalp is, and do it fast because early intervention is the key to minimising hair loss at an early age! You really wouldn't know until you have been checked! Book an appointment at your nearest Beijing 101 outlet, call (+65) 6558 8101 or email enquiry@beijing101hair.com.

Beijing 101 outlets in Singapore:
  • Causeway Point #05-02A
  • Century Square #04-08
  • Jcube #B1-05
  • Junction 8 #B1-07A
  • Nex @ Serangoon Central #04-08
  • Hougang Mall #05-15 to 19
  • Tiong Bahru Plaza #01-129

Grab These FREE Sample Packs From Blackbox Singapore!

Sunday, April 16, 2017


Blackbox Singapore provides individuals with the choice to experience a sample product before choosing to splurge on the full-size item. It ranges from shampoo, facial foam, sanitary pads, toothpaste and more. Get acquainted with familiar brands such as Dettol, Himalaya Herbals, Biore and more.

For a limited time only, Blackbox is giving away FREE sample packs to everybody! To find out how you can get one of this freebie, keep on reading.

Blackbox Code for Free Sample Pack

If you are simply dying to know how you can get your hands on one of the free sample packs, scroll to the bottom of this post. Otherwise here is more information about Blackbox.

Blackbox offers two types of products: Classic versus Luxury

Products that falls under "Classic" are products that we can easily find in our local supermarkets or pharmaceutical stores such as SaSa, Guardian or Watsons. With Blackbox Singapore, you can easily sample the new products by choosing 4 items for $5.90 or 9 items @ $9.90.

Products that falls under the "Luxury" category are products which either have their own independent stores, or are not that conveniently found in our local market. Try out the sample-size of these luxury products with ease by choosing 3 items at $9.90 or 7 items at $16.90.

To purchase full-size items, find them under the SHOP>EXCLUSIVE category. Those exclusive sets can be found at a slightly affordable price as compared to the market price, however do note that only a limited number of sets are available!

| HOW TO GET A FREE SAMPLE PACK

Follow these steps below:
  1. Follow Blackbox Singapore on Instagram
  2. Register for an account at: http://blackbox.sg/luxury/register
  3. Under "Referrer Email", insert the code [BBXSOPHIE] to be eligible to receive the free sample pack

Promo code will be valid to 16 April 2017, 2359hours and only available to NEW SIGN UP MEMBERS ONLY.

Fill Your Travel Wardrobe With Instagram-Worthy OOTDs

Saturday, April 8, 2017


Travelling these days, is all about taking the best photos to be bragged on your Instagram profile with the hashtags #wanderlust #globetrotter. However having the best photos would also mean having to own the right instagram-worthy outfits in your luggage!

That can play into a serious problem when shopping stylish + comfortable clothes at an affordable price range in Singapore is a pain-in-the ass – besides we also wanna save every buck to spend abroad during our holiday. Now, this is where Pepperkoko comes into play with their wide array of apparel options for every season of the year.

Their clothes are chic, comfy and affordably-priced, and to find out more scroll down further to read.


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Pepperkoko Singapore is an online fashion store inspired by their affiliate company in Hong Kong.

With the same amount of passion or even more, Pepperkoko Singapore pledges to bring forth comfort and quality fashion piece that allows individuals to look their best every single day.

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Representing Taiwan’s fashion brand "OBDesign", Pepperkoko aims to provide the choice of various trendy styles to suit the occasion.

Start your shopping spree through a range of Korea, Japan and Taiwan styled tops, skirts, dresses, bottoms, innerwear, outerwear, maternity clothes to activewear. They have hundreds of new designs weekly with sizes ranging from XS to 4L, and clothes that you can find for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter no matter what month of the year it is right now.

I had a breeze selecting the sizes for my clothes as Pepperkoko had thoughtfully included an actual wearing report detailing the staff who tried the apparel, their height, weight, body measurements and preferred size.

All I had to do was compare my body details with the staff who had the closest measurements to myself, and pick the size which she found to be most suitable for herself! All my clothes that came fit me so snugly 😎

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To allow you to shop with ease and to experience their full suite of services, Pepperkoko is providing 14 days of service assurance for your exchange and returns.

Pepperkoko also delivers locally and internationally, with two dedicated local self-collection options (Pepperkoko office at Jalan Pemimpin or SingPost POP Stations) for your convenience.

As for delivery charges, Pepperkoko offers free delivery for orders above $38 within Singapore and a flat delivery charge of $3.80 for orders below $38. Additional charges may apply for options such as SingPost POP Station service.

For Malaysia address, all orders will be subjected to a $3.80 flat rate delivery fee.

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To shop right away, head onto their website Pepperkoko Singapore.

Quote [SOPHIE10] to enjoy $10 off with min. $40 purchase

If you face any problems with your order, feel free to reach to their customer service via email or whatsapp (+65 9229 5936). They are super friendly and quick to respond!

Have fun shopping!!