Oo La Lab ~ Be A Perfumer for the day

Hey Lovelies,

I’m blessed to have received such a unique and fun birthday pressie from my buddy ~ an Eau de Parfum Workshop with Oo La Lab.

The highlight of the workshop was learning to create our own unique and bespoke scent. Along the way we learned about the art of perfumery and also found out that they are the people behind the Changi Airport and Ion Orchard signature scent.

Jon (our trainer) gave us a brief introduction to the world of perfumery. We kick started by sampling the different fragrances using the scent card booklet given to us earlier and learning the key notes in each sample. It’s interesting how some scents can jolt back forgotten memories. He informed us that fragrances consists of top, middle, base, complex plus high notes and the importance each category plays. He was very patient in answering our 101 questions.

Felt like we were back in school in the chemistry lab with 26 scent bottles and apparatuses laid out. The scents are divided into 3 categories –

  • Base Notes: the longevity of the scent which stays on your body/clothes comprising of sweet and musky scents the likes of “Vanilla”, “Gourmand”, “Woody”;
  • Middle Notes: sets the tone of the whole fragrance and includes a number of floral scents i.e. “Muguet”, “White Flowers”;
  • Top Notes: the one that makes your perfume instantly recognisable, though it doesn’t last as long as the base note however it is this scent that makes it memorable.
Everything looks so complicated at first glance

Now comes the challenging part – deciding which scent blends well with one another and fits your personality. Rule of thumb, is to remember the importance that creating a fragrance is subjective so don’t be tempted by others around you of their likes and dislikes. I guess that’s one of the reason why our trainer didn’t want to give suggestions on our concoction?

After much trial and error I finally picked out the scents I wanted. My bespoke fragrance consist of “Woody”, “Gourmande”, “Muguet”, “Tea”, “Fruity” and “Aquatic”. Now comes the fun part of being a chemist, doing the maths for composition then blending the chosen scents into a bottle.

Once your done they will assist in fixing the spray nozzle and cap. What makes it even more personalised is that you get to name your creation! My bottle of perfume is then nicely packed in a bag emblazoned with Oo La Lab logo, a lovely keepsake from an awesome experience!

All in all I had a great time with my buddy. This is by far one of the most unique present I have received.

An Eau de Parfum Workshop with Oo La Lab makes an ideal gift. Not only is it a great experience to have with your friends and have some fun bonding over the art of perfumery but you also get to create your own bespoke fragrance! If you are perfume enthusiast, this is an ultimate experience for you.

My very own signature scent

Thank you for reading.

MarcasiteSilver: Rent a Jewel

Hello Lovelies, happy Sunday!

Accessories are like vitamins to fashion as such you should use them liberally. As the saying goes the perfect accessory can make the difference between looking blah and totally to die for!

To encourage more ladies to experiment with accessorizing Joyce came up with the idea of MarcasiteSilver – Rent a Jewel a place where you will find the perfect accessory to match your everyday wardrobe without burning a hole your pocket, takes up no space and lets you try different styles with no obligations.

Rent a Jewel

In my opinion, accessorizing is the most fun part of an outfit. And what better way than to have the opportunity to try out different jewelry with  MarcasiteSilver – Rent a Jewel you won’t lament about having to repeat your jewelry ever again. I personally feel this is a great way to experiment with the wide array of jewelry offered by MarcasiteSilver. Different jewelry exudes a different aura of style, we are all unique in our own ways and should find our very own signature style.

Accessorize

Jazz up your work outfit with a pair of Danty Florinda or Bloom Bracelet Citrine I believe when you look good you ultimately feel good and will have a beautiful start to the day!

Danty Florinda

Bloom Bracelet Citrine

How does it work? Simply place a refundable deposit of SGD50, choose any 2 to start. You will have option to change every 2 weeks at only $19/month. Do note you will need to commit 2 months with an upfront payment via paypal.

If you are both fashion and financially conscious, you will find that taking jewelry on rent can work to your advantage.

Ultimately, to buy or to rent – the choice is yours to make. Although the satisfaction of owning something is not a match to holding on to something for a brief while. But then, given the burgeon trend, it seems, fashion is beginning to pip ownership.

Thank you for reading.

MarcasiteSilver Magic

Hey lovelies!

They say that when you own five or more pieces by a particular designer, then you’re officially a “collector” of that line. If that is indeed the definition, then I certainly qualify as a collector of MarcasiteSilver, the unique line created by Joyce Mak who single handedly designs and sources for the gems on her own.

One and only bi-colour natural agate Necklace

Rain Earrings and Raw Electroformed Blue Agate Necklace

Blue Turquoise Peacock Necklace

RoseGold Paradise Bird Bangle and ring

London Blue Topaz Necklace and ring

Victoria Ring in RoseGold

Danty Victoria in RoseGold

A unique Jaguar time piece

I got to know Joyce when she did a roadshow at Raffles Exchange and thats also where my interest in marcasite jewellery grew. Marcasite jewellery are classic, timeless and elegant way to accessorize, their style can derive as vivid as the Victorian, Deco and Art Nouveau era.

You sold me a bracelet & ring and thats how we began our friendship journey

What is marcasite jewellery? Marcasite jewllery isn’t really made from marcasite (white iron pyrite) but from iron pyrite, which is less brittle, more durable and has a bright sheen.

They can be mixed and matched in any way for maximum impact to make a fashion statement.

Mix & Match with Agate

Mix and Match with Paradise Bird

Joyce will still be at Raffles Exchange next week until Friday, do go down and check out the specially curated pieces. Alternatively you can go down to her shop at Mandarin Gallery Orchard #03-21.

Thank you for reading.

P.S. A new collection have just arrived today am excited are you?

Coco Game Center ~ Singapore

Hello Lovelies!

How did you beat your Monday Blues? Well I beat mine by going to the much talk about Coco Chanel Game Center which finally arrived in Singapore and opened its door last weekend at The Luxe Museum.

Entry is by pre-registration here.

The mini box contains 2tokens for the game machines and a ticket for slushie redemption. You get additional tokens upon check-out of purchases too.

Are you ready for some fun? I sure was been waiting for so long. Let the games begin!

Who says a girl can’t have makeup & play arcade games?

With a token in hand we each took a chance with the Bubble Game Machine – with skilful strategy planning we manage to “claw” ourselves the coveted black card bubbles to exchange for a customised fragrance.

After a stressful entrance we decided to take a notch down and play some “mindless” games of pitting each other over a game of tennis and beat the piano tiles (P.S. These are sure wins i.e. as in either you win or your partner wins so you are guaranteed a prize) and won for ourselves Rouge Coco Lip Palette and Primer.

After all that gaming adrenaline rush it was time for us to chill and play with makeup!

Tired and thirsty? Fret not Coco has it all under control – serving you an ice cold mango slushie.

I’m delighted I manage to purchase some of the exclusive limited edition merchandise.

Oh there’s also a tier spending reward – depending on how much you spend you will be entitled to various free gifts.

What are you waiting for? The Coco Game Center Pop-up closes on 6 May Sun! Don’t miss it!!

Have fun!

Monochromatic Monday – Fashion Diaries 

Happy Monday Lovelies!

I love how black and white looks chic, elegant and spells class. Plus it never goes out of style!

The cut-in shoulder blouse has a great silhouette with a fitted bust and goes well with a pencil skirt giving you a feminine yet professional look!

I added black and white patterned shoes for even more of an effect.

Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful week ahead!

Outfit:: Cut-in Shoulder Blouse by Nanz

Shoes:: Alegra Singapore

Celebration OOTD :: 18th Wedding Anniversary

Today is my 18th Wedding Anniversary, we went Marriott Cafe for a buffet lunch as a mini celebration.  

 
18 years together is no mean fit we had our fair share of fights and arguments. We have been each other’s support as we weather through the storm. We made fond memories, shared good times together, we have a beautiful daughter and a place we call home. I have no regrets, because had I done it differently, I might not have them in my world, and that is not a world in which I would want to exist.
  
I love onesies! They make dressing up a breeze the only annoying problem is going to the bathroom but it’s definitely worth it – just give myself a few minutes headstart to do the jiggly dance and all is good 🙂

   
    
   

Thank you for reading! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Outfit:: Romper by Nanz

Shoes:: Nine West

Bag:: Michael Kors

Chic Friday :: Simple Style for a Gorgeous Look 

Hello Lovelies its Friyay! I’m definitely looking forward to the weekend to spend time with my girl. 

Business-Casual “Casual-Fridays” can mean different things to different companies but no matter what the company save those jean shorts, tattered jeans, crop tops, flip-flops and sneakers only for the weekend.

To me “Casual-Fridays” means slightly more casual/relaxed than Professional Business wear but one must still look chic and stylish.

I teamed a solid coloured ankle pants with a bold red checkered top. I have a habit of colour  coordinate my shoes and accessories. For footwear, I wore a pair of red chaine patent flatties which matches my top. 

  
  
   

Thank you for reading.

Outfit:: Checkered Top & Ankle Pants by Nanz   
Shoes:: Red Chaine Patent Flatties by Alegra Singapore

Accessories:: Bracelet – Tory Burch; Earring & Rings – Chanel 

OOTD :: Classic Black Dress

 

Classic Black Drress
 

If you’re going for that minimalist kind of look, where you want to look feminine and classic, yet not too overdressed and flashy, then this is a nice approach which I have put together. I wanted to keep it clean and simple, so I chose this cute little black dress from Nanz that I fell in love with when I saw it and paired it with a pair of yellow and black stripe heels to give the outfit some contrast.

 

Yellow & Black Stripes Heels
 

Going further along with the contrasting theme, I paired a red clutch to balance out the black and brighten up the outfit a little more. For jewellery, I kept it simple and minimal. And there you have it! 

 

Accessorize
 

This is how I would style my little black dress bringing me from work to a night out. 

 
Thank for reading!

 

:: Outfit ::

Classice Black Dress :: Nan_Z Collection by Si Nan

Accessories :: Clutch & Bangle (Chanel), Necklace & Ring (Flea Market in Australia)

Shoes :: Alegra Singapore

OOTD :: Monochrome Monday 

Saying goodbye to the weekend and embracing the beginning of the work week is already hard enough, but thinking of an outfit that is both cute and comfortable to stand the heat only adds more stress. When I’m getting dressed in the morning and am at a complete loss as to what to wear on, 9 times out of 10 I will head to something black or black and white because they are easy to throw together but still look polished and chic even if you’ve put zero effort in! 

 

Today’s look is a skater dress – skater dresses always have a special place in my heart – they look cute whilst hiding a multitude of bits and bobs that I am conscious of!

  
  
  
  

We finished the look with a pair of pump wedges to amp up the luxe factor!  

:: Outfit ::

Monochrome Skater Dress :: Nan_Z Spring Collection by Si Nan

Accessories :: Bracelet (Australian Flea Mart), Earrings (Chanel) & Necklace (Juicy Couture)

Shoes :: Tory Burch

Black & White are Always Trending

Basic colors ~ Black and white are awlays trending. It is definitely androgynous but yet oh so sexy and feminine. 

  

Monochrome black and white never fails, is great for any day of the week. Whether you are suiting up for the office or for a casual outing you can create multiple looks with this color combo. You could choose to wear your monochrome look in a print, or to colour-block; the options are endless.

  

I don’t often mix prints enough, but I like the contrasting top and the rose embossed skirt combi. I think I have managed to pull it together rather tastefully. What are your thoughts? 

  

Thank you for reading.

:: Outfit ::

Black & White Top and Embossed Skirt :: Nan_Z Summer Collection by Si Nan

Shoes :: Tory Burch