This or that: Bathing suits




I’ve always thought that the one-piece looks old. Then I saw ROMWE’s sexy, non-boring ceramic print swimsuit.

But if you’re more of the two-piece gal, try this sporty racerback set from Alex Wang instead. It’s on sale.

Which is your go-to bathing suit: The one-piece or the two-piece?



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Afternoon bites at Paulaner Bräuhaus


If you’re craving for foods served with the big portions and delicious being so, then you’ve come to the best place in town.


Before my recent visit to Paulaner Bräuhaus, or Paulaner, now that we’re on a first-name basis, I had completely no idea what German food is like and how the rugged Germans will always have a soft spot for beers. Now for those of you who are fellow fans of the brewski, you’re sure going to love this dining spot, because the cold ones here are completely home-brewed, a.k.a. 100% legit.
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Summer essentials: Summer rock + Geek chic


There’s no better time to rock those crops and minis that’s been hiding in your closet than this time of the year. I must say, I’m lucky to be living in a part of the world where the sun is pretty much all year round, though this season remains to be the warmest of the year. That’s why I came up with these 2 looks to inspire a little spree for your wardrobe this July. Like so many stars, I’m really loving the crop top these days, just because putting in on in and of itself is a daring move. For the latter look, though, I’m staying within my comfort zone. There’s only so much skin you can show with confidence :) So, enough blabbering from me now. Here are my top picks for rocking the heat:


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Handmade straw fedora by Artesano (unisex)
Pastel pink patent leather heeled sandals by Alexander Wang
Pink pineapple print crop top from  from ROMWE (super cute!)
Black smart skort from River Island
Classic logo chain wallet by McQ
Awesome Maleficent iPhone case by Suga Hope Shop
Saint Laurent’s signature black leather bracelet
Instax camera mini featuring Shanghai Girl,
☑ EOS smooth sphere lip balm in Sweet Mint
Intense 88-shadow matte palette from ZOEVA
Killing Me Softly blush palette from Nars
Cool evil eye brass cuff by Dream Collective (the all-seeing eye …)
Little red “Lovers I Had And Liked” notebook from Archie Grand
Super fine Schwing! liquid eyeliner from The Balm
Round orange sunglasses DD04 Mykita Edition by Damir Doma



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Gold-tone metal aviator sunglasses from River Island
Blue cork sole sandals by Marc Jacobs
Blue “OK, Here’s The Plan” notebook by Wild & Wolf
Nikon 1 S1 pink digicam 101MP
Play For Her eau de parfum by Givenchy
☑ EOS smooth sphere lip balm in Summer Fruit
SPF 70 contonuous spray sunscreen by SUN BUM
☑ Multi-pocket mint green backpack from ROMWE (ultra cute)

Cotton geek t-shirt from MODEKUNGEN
Blue water bandage skirt from 2be Bebe
Aubrey rose iPad mini case from Cath Kidston
☑ The multi-purpose STEAMCREAM

Tiny asterope butterfly necklace in yellow gold by James Banks
Natural i-Divine Storm eye palette from Sleek
Aquatic aloe vera moisturizing skin treat by C’VA



Over to you: How are you showing your skin this summer? Do share some of your must-have items for the warm weather.



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12 do-anywhere moves to tone up all over


Disclaimer: The information below is for informational/educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional help. Before beginning a new exercise regimen or making any other changes in your lifestyle, always consult with your physician and/or a certified coach.


Most of us are now spending more hours than ever during the day driving in a car and/or sitting on a chair (I’m guilty too). In case you’re not informed, it’s a silent killer. Putting sad salads and gym memberships aside, you can get fit and take charge of your health by making one simple change: Give yourself half-hour or hourly breaks from your desk to go do these simple exercise moves.

For me, I’m a big believer of the growth mindset. By the same token, if you train your mind to treat physical activity as a stress release (rather than a source of stress), you’ll do yourself a huge favor by moving more throughout the day and stressing less by the end of the day. By now you probably know how easily stressed out I am already. A toned physique is just the bonus.

These are just some of my favorite just-do-it, no-equipment moves that keeps me on my toes and lifts my mood up, along with expert video demonstrations on how to do each of them properly:


1. Squat jumps


2. Jumping jacks


3. Crossover jumping jacks


4. Lunge jumps/Split hops


5. Burpees


6. Pushups


7. Bridges


8. Mountain climbers


9. Butt kicks


10. Reverse lunges + knee drives


11. Kneeling rear leg raises


12. Plank


Which exercise(s) are you going to try today?


P.S. Remember to keep breathing all day. Whether you’re in the blissful state of nirvana or merely surviving in one of those hectic days at work, remember that your breath is just about the only thing you do have control over.



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Nota Bene


In life, you will realize
there is a role for everyone you meet.
Some will test you, some will use you,
some will love you, and some will teach you.
But the ones who are truly important
are the ones who bring out the best in you.
They are the rare and amazing people
who remind you why it’s worth it.






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June 2014: Monthly roundup


Sorryy for some of the late posts this month :( I admit, I got a bit lazy and procrastinated a bit, even though I’ve already laid it all out in my calendar at the beginning of the month. I won’t make my vacation as an excuse, and I want to leave June on a positive note. Hope you find the features useful and interesting for you, so now let’s get moving to the month ahead, shall we?



♥  health + wellness


 beauty + style




 buzz + culture





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