Sunday, January 29, 2017

It is always enjoyable to attend UNIQLO launches as I get first hand information on the fashion trends as seen on the designs from UNIQLO.  This is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO.
As an image consultant, it is very important for me to keep abreast of the latest fashion updates so that I can better recommend my participants where they can buy clothes for the various occasions.

Thanks to UNIQLO(Singapore) and Word of Mouth Communications, I was invited to a cozy and intimate session to preview the latest UNIQLO LifeWear Spring/Summer 2017!

I was also very lucky to have Weiling, PR Manager of UNIQLO(Singapore), who went through each collection under the LifeWear Spring/Summer 2017.  She patiently ran through all the collections available with me during the media preview so that I could have a better understanding with regards to the thoughts behind each collection.  Thanks so much, Weiling!

I have picked a set each from two collections to showcase in my IG and I got a comment from a friend saying that his wife saw the IG photo of me holding the blue jacket and she loved it so much that he is going to buy one for her.  How sweet is that!

Want to know more about the UNIQLO LifeWear Spring/Summer 2017 Collections? Continue to read my blog post to find out more.



This line incorporates the features of sportswear in everyday apparel to make clothing functional and fashionable. This season, Uniqlo has expanded the lineup to encompass a wider range of sports that helps enhance athletic performance. 

Women can expect an injection of strong and vivid colours via new Dry EX garments (previously only available for Men) which are both functional and fashionable. The Sports Bra has also been updated based on customer feedback and now comes with removable cups.

New this season for both Men and Women is the Dry EX Ultra Stretch range. This has been developed in conjunction with Toray for the Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Toray is also the partner for UNIQLO's signature line of AIRism and HEATTECH garments.


AIRism has become the new normal in innerwear for its lightness, smoothness and outstanding performance. 

For this season, Uniqlo responded to ongoing consumer feedback by adding deodorant functionality to the women's (AIRism bratops excluded) and Kids' ranges. 

LifeWear Wardrobe

This collection showcases a range of simple, quality items that reflect a complete attention to detail and match diverse requirements, from our Clean and Casual lines to our Active or Relax offerings. LifeWear is the fruit of an ongoing quest to make clothing more relevant and enjoyable in the lifestyles of everyone from babies through adults. 


Jeans are synonymous with LifeWear. They are integral to the lifestyles of people of all ages, genders, nations, and backgrounds, and are an enduring element of music, art, sport and other aspects of culture. 

In order to cater to the growing needs of customers, new garment processing methods such as distressing was introduced. Wear them distressed or untouched, the choices are endless!

Stretch Skinny Fit Jeans with 360o stretch technology makes its debut this season! Men can also look forward to other newly launched styles such as Regular and Stretch Skinny Fits with damaged finishes. Women can remain stylish with all new High Rise Cropped Jeans as well as Ultra Stretch Jeans with cutoffs which accentuate leg lines and are season appropriate for a casual day out. 

Uniqlo U

At Uniqlo Paris R&D center, the global design team − led by Christophe Lemaire − is reinventing basics to be anything but basic. Clothing that transcends trends and becomes an ideal expression of who we are. Every form made for function. Every element endlessly considered. Every design thoughtfully deconstructed, tested and distilled to its most essential and sophisticated. 


UTs (UNIQLO T-shirts) have become central to UNIQLO's LifeWear approach by emotionally engaging with people. Their internationally beloved content simply and directly conveys the individuality and moods of wearers. NIGO, the UT Creative Director, leverages his passion and expertise to make UT the standard for T-shirts featuring select pop culture icons from around the globe.

In its 10th season, UT returns to its art roots by featuring graphics from such leading talents as ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONIST FUTURA and André Saraiva. The UT range also includes the beautifully joyous patterns of ÉPICE DESIGN, deepening its role as a vehicle for pop culture enjoyment. 


This season's collection is inspired by the scenery of Marseilles, a French gateway to international trade and backdrop to famed motion picture Borsalino. The new lineup showcases the remixing of styles that is quintessentially Ines, combining gradations of her signature indigo with on-trend berry accents for styling that is at once nostalgic and fresh in sunshine and sea breezes.

The collection is set to launch in two batches on 27 Jan17 and 24 Feb17. 

Time to stock up our wardrobe with pieces from UNIQLO LifeWear Spring/Summer 2017.  Visit UNIQLO stores today!

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Being a car driver for more than 10 years, I have developed a keen interest in cars and love checking out new car launches to find out the new developments and features.

Thanks to Cycle & Carriage KIA Pte Ltd and The Hoffman Agency, I was invited to an exclusive media preview on 6 Jan 2017 way before the embargo date of 12 Jan 2017 for the release on the news of the all-new Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle.

Exclusive Media Preview of the all-new Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle

The exclusive media preview was held in the Wine Company in Dempsey Hill, where the NIRO was parked right outside for invited press to take a closer look.  As it was drizzling that day, I waited for a while before I could take photos with this all-new emission vehicle,  The Niro – labelled a Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV) – represents a new concept from the Korean car brand, and marks the development of Kia’s first dedicated eco-car platform.  This is the first-of-its-kind compact HUV, engineered from the ground up, with dedicated green technologies for greater fuel economy.

As the rain got a bit heavier, the guests were ushered into the Wine Company for some food and drinks as well as a presentation by Mr Eric Chan, Managing Director - Singapore Motor Operations, Jardine Cycle & Carriage.  

He commented, “We wanted to give our consumers everything that they could want from a compact crossover in terms of practicality and styling, while providing the typically low running costs associated with a dedicated hybrid powertrain. In fact, the compact SUV market remains one of the fastest-growing segments in Singapore, and by offering a handsome, modern appearance, high practicality and extraordinary fuel economy, Kia’s new feature-packed Niro will be the most appealing and desirable car in its price segment.” 

We were treated to some food and wine while waiting patiently for the rain to stop before taking a closer look at The Niro.

 Finally the rain stopped and I managed to get into the NIRO to check it out.

Come follow me and take a closer look at the NIRO's interior!

The first thing that caught my eyes was the powerful sunroof opens or closes with the press of a button to let in sunshine and fresh air.

The blind spot detection sensors trigger visual alerts to inform you of vehicles in the blind spot, for easier and safer lane changes.

The wireless smartphone charger charge your compatible mobile phone wirelessly on the charging pad-without the need to find and connect a cord.

The driver and front passenger ventilated seats provide cool air on hot days, ensuring you a comfortable and refreshing ride.

Bold styling for all-new hybrid model

A new addition to Kia’s design-led product range, the Kia Niro will boast a brand new design, with a sporty, aerodynamic body, subtly sculptured surfaces and styling details finishing off the car’s modern new look. While the Niro is an all-new model, with no direct predecessors, it still features the company’s signature ‘tiger-nose’ grille and a series of other design cues from the latest Kia products. The styling of the new Niro development project has been led by Kia’s design centers in California, USA and Namyang, Korea.

The car’s designers highlight the most modern architectural designs and contemporary sculptural art as key inspirations behind the new HUV’s body. The vehicle boasts smooth, sleek proportions, while its relatively wide stance portrays stability and a low center of gravity. The long wheelbase minimizes the size of the front and rear overhangs, while ensuring occupants enjoy the maximum possible interior space. 

Class-leading fuel economy and 88g/km CO2 emissions

The main focus of engineering teams’ efforts behind the development of the new model is to deliver class-leading fuel economy in the compact crossover segments. The Kia Niro will combine a stylish design with greater fuel economy than its rivals, with CO2 emissions rating of 88 g/km (combined).

Throughout the Niros development process, it has been conceived as a dedicated hybrid model. The car will achieve its ultra-low emissions levels and impressive fuel economy with a downsized hybrid powertrain, pairing Kia’s 1.6-liter ‘Kappa’ gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine (105 ps power output and 147 Nm of torque) with a 1.56 kWh lithium-polymer battery pack and 32 kW electric motor. The powertrain’s combined power output and torque will be applied to the road through a highly-efficient six-speed double-clutch transmission.

The platform underpinning the Niro has been engineered specifically to accommodate this next-generation gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain.

The Niro also officially received a Guinness World Record® for the lowest fuel consumption driving across the USA from coast to coast (hybrid car). The new record-setting mark is an incredible 76.6 mpg. 

Technology that provides a piece of mind

Based upon a bespoke new platform, the Kia Niro’s body is made of 53% Kia’s proprietary Advanced High Strength Steel resulting in a rigid chasis. Hot stamping of components are also applied to 24 key stress areas, contributing to the class-leading fuel economy and high safety standards. Part of a wider effort by Kia, the extended use of advanced-high strength steel will help Kia reach its target of a 5% reduction in the average weight of new car bodies by 2020 compared to 2014 levels.

With a strong, lightweight body and 7-airbag system, the Niro has achieved a 5-STAR Euro NCAP rating, building on Kia’s reputation for producing cars with a strong crash safety performance. The company’s engineering teams are also targeting the highest possible marks from independent safety test organizations around the world, aided by a host of the latest passive, active and pre-collision safety features such as the Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and more.

The high-strength platform will not only result in a high safety rating, but also help minimize noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), a key focus throughout the Niro’s conception. The strong body also enables Kia’s chassis and dynamics experts to give the car a smooth, refined ride and engaging handling characteristics. 

10-year lithium battery warranty

Cycle & Carriage Kia gives you an additional piece of mind by offering a 10-year lithium battery warranty on top of the existing 10-year engine warranty and 5-year unlimited mileage warranty. 


With all the wonderful features of The Niro, it is time to visit Cycle & Carriage KIA showroom to check it out now!
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Sunday, January 22, 2017

A collection of my #ootds

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hey ladies,  it's time to beautify your nails for the CNY celebrations!

It was not easy to get an appointment as a lot of the ladies have already booked their slots with Nailz Treats but the sweet lady boss specially arranged for the Bedok Mall branch #B1-03 to open earlier so that I can do my gelish manicure with nailart designs.  Thank you so much for the kind thoughts and gesture!

Yes, I was the first person in the shop that day.  Simply love the massage chairs which give customers nice massages while the manicurists work on the nails.  Such a thoughtful gesture by the lady boss!

The manicurist chose the nailart design for me which was in line with the CNY theme.

And these are the colours which would go onto my nails.  See how sweet the colours are.  Guess which nailart designs I will be doing?

Shermin, the manicurist, proceeded to remove the previous nail polish from my nails, before pampering my nails by cutting, shaping them and removing the dead skin cuticles.

Look at how focused Shermin was in painting my nails.  I will die if I were in her position. I would probably make a big mess on the nailart design instead.

Are you able to guess what my nailart design was about?

Come... take a closer look.

Yes, I had sweet pink flower design with sparkles on my nails for this CNY.  Didn't do the rooster design as it might be a bit too cutesy for me. (P/S: I am getting old... sigh.)

I love this set of nails. How about you?

Nailz Treats is very packed for these few weeks leading to CNY 2017.  Do try your luck to get a slot by calling one of the outlets below.

Outlet 1: 
BEDOK MALL #B1-03311 New Upper Changi Road Singapore 467360Tel: 6844 9558SMS/Whats app: 97311180

Outlet 2:Vanity at Bedok Mall #B1-56311 New Upper Changi Road Singapore 467360Tel: 6385 6255SMS/Whats app: 8533 5776(Nails . Lashes . Waxing . Makeup)

Outlet 3: ONE KM Mall #02-4611 Tanjong Katong Road Singapore 437157Tel: 6702 2202SMS/Whats app: 9111 8123

Outlet 4: THE CLEMENTI MALL #04-143155 Commonwealth Avenue West Singapore 129588Tel: 6262 3727SMS/Whats app: 8522 6771

(Nails . Lashes . Waxing . Makeup)

If you didn't manage to get a slot before CNY, you can still book a slot after the CNY, just to give your nails a new look.

Happy Chinese New Year in advance!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It's about a week plus from the Lunar New Year and I am very excited to share with you an Asia exclusive only launch of the SK-II Limited Edition Multi-Coloured Phoenix Facial Treatment Essence

The limited edition bottle is emblazoned with a majestic Suminagashi-inspired phoenix design and is a gift to start of your journey to crystal clear skin with Pitera™. Just like the majestic phoenix emblem that represents rebirth , the SK-II Limited Edition Facial Treatment Essence is a gift of transforming your skin anew with vibrancy, to usher in Chinese New Year and new beginnings.

As part of this launch, SK-II will be having an event from 12 – 19 January 2016 at Tang Plaza.

Celebrate New Beginnings with SK-II at Tangs Plaza from 12 – 19 January 2017

Customised SK-II Keyring
With a minimum spend of $188, you can create your very own SK-II tassel keyring in your auspicious colour and lucky number. This is only for the first 88 customers daily, so make sure you come early!

Journey to Crystal Clear Skin
Begin your journey to crystal clear skin this Lunar New Year with the SK-II Pitera™ Essence Set at $99 (worth $141) or with the SK-II Pitera™ Welcome Kit (worth $173). Each kit is now dressed in the Multi-Coloured Phoenix Limited Edition design.
Sk-II Pitera Essence Set

SK-II Pitera™ Welcome Kit

Do jot down the dates in your calendar and go down to check out the event at Tangs Plaza!

Read More: The best anti-aging products to keep fine lines at bay

Check out this review of SK-II Facial Treatment Essence!
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