Juchheim Jewellery Baum & Manekineko Baum

Saturday, July 14, 2018
Hi everyone! It's been a while since I last touched this space. I guess everyone's kind of moved on to other platforms and I'm a little out of touch on how to start a blog post hahaha. So please, bear with me if my sentences seem a little short, like Instagram captions.

Juchheim invited a few of us bloggers down to their Takashimaya outlet (at the Food Hall, where the Japanese food are) last weekend to preview their newly launched Jewellery Baum and Manekineko Baum - and we got to leave with some sweet treats to share with our friends and families!

I'm not gonna lie, I am not a huge fan of sweets and cakes. Never really had a sweet tooth from when I was younger - so I brought the boyfriend along to try out the cakes as well so that I can give a more comprehensive review on it!

The first thing that caught my eye when I reached the counter was how pretty these cakes are. The new Jewellery Baum really lives up to it's name. It was almost like shopping at a jewellery store, where everything is displayed behind the glass display - and it was sparkling like a piece of jewellery would.

The Jewellery Baum comes in 5 different flavours - Berries, Orange, Mango, Matcha, and Coffee. My personal favourite is Mango and Berries since I really like fruity flavours. They were a little sweet for me, but everyone else thought that they were alright, so it was probably just my lack of a sweet tooth. However, I think these cakes would go very well with tea, so it's a good item to get for gatherings with your girlfriends!

Besides how sweet I felt it was, I actually really enjoyed the Jewellery Baum. The cake surrounding the jelly is nice and soft, but the jelly provides an interesting contrast in textures and flavours. The boyfriend also approves! Look at how happy he is eating the sweets.

Along with the Jewellery Baum, Juchheim has also launched their Manekineko Baum. For those of you who are familiar with Manekineko, you'd know that it is a prosperity cat.

The Manekineko Baum is specially made to have 8 layers as it is a symbol of prosperity in Chinese! It is made of the same batter as their original (and best selling) Baumkuchen, and tastes just as good. The cake is slightly dense but very fragrant. If you enjoy kueh lapis, you'd find that this is like a lighter (and less oily) version of it!

Enough of me rambling about how good the cakes are, I think the best way for you guys to find out is to head down to their counter to find out. They provide free samples (and rather generous portions) so you can try out which is to your liking before purchasing!

Juchheim is located at 391 Orchard Road Singapore 238873, Takashimaya Food Hall.
Jewellery Baum retails for $3 a piece; Manekineko Baum retails for $23.80.

This post is a sponsored post. All thoughts are my own and are not influenced by external factors.

5 Things To Know Before Getting Your Nose Fillers Done

Monday, February 13, 2017
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Happy New Year everyone! Before Chinese New Year came about, I went to get my nose fillers touched up. I've previously gotten my nose bridge fillers done and this time round, I thought I'd share with you guys some things you should know before deciding if you want to get yours done too.

This time round, I got my fillers done at Calvin Chan Aesthetics and Laser at Wheelock.

1. Know what type of filler you are using.
Based on what I know, the most common type of fillers used are HA (Hyaluronic acid) ones because of its compatibility with the human body, with it already being found in our bodies. I have tried both Juvéderm and Restylane and both worked well for me. Depending on your doctor, they might recommend different fillers for different parts of the face because of how the fillers work and how long they last. I had one syringe injected this time round, and it will last anywhere from 6~12 months depending on my body's metabolic rate.

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2. Be open to suggestions.
Obviously the doctor will know what's best for you, which is why it is important to go to a experienced and reputable clinic/doctor for procedures like fillers. Doctor Chan recommended that I filled the tip area instead of my usual nose bridge area, and I'm really glad that he did. I always thought that I will never be able to make my nose look smaller with fillers, but filling up the tip did help it. It also helped with making my face look more defined and I loved it. Plus, the fillers looked really natural and I've gotten many compliments regarding it.

3. It should not hurt.*
This is the third time I'm getting fillers done and I've never once experienced any pain. The doctors I've went to were all very meticulous and I would have never done it again if there was any pain. You can however, definitely feel a mild pressure as the fillers are being injected - but that goes away after you're done - which should be in 10~15 minutes.

*I do have to say though, as I've not done any derma fillers on any other parts of my face, I'm not sure if other parts will hurt (eg. lips or tear trough). Make sure to ask your doctor all the questions you need to. If necessary, do your research and write it down before you do your consultation.

4. It might bruise.
As there is a needle injection, some people might experience bruising - a problem which I did not have. The red marks from the injection, which were not too noticeable until close up, faded away after 2 days and I was already able to use makeup to cover it after the first day. Again, this might differ for different areas.

5. It will settle after a couple of days
You should expect your fillers to decrease in volume about 20% after a couple of days because of how it reacts with your body. What some doctors do is to inject more than what you think you want, and let it settle; others might inject it to what you want, and if you want to fill up the area more after you can head back to touch up (since fillers are sold in syringes and you have to use them up within 3 months). Therefore, keep in mind that the area may not look exactly like how it did when you leave the clinic.

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If any of you are interested to see how the fillers looked directly after, you can check it out on my vlog from the 8 minute mark!

Calvin Chan Aesthetics and Laser is located at:
501 Orchard Rd #05-11,
Wheelock Place,
Singapore 238880 

     Telephone: +65 6732 4981
After Hours: +65 9456 7113

Opening Hours:
Mon - Fri 10am - 9pm | Sat 9am - 4pm

Rosette Hello Kitty Facial Wash

Saturday, December 24, 2016
Back today to share with you girls another new addition to the Rosette family (and boy are you Hello Kitty lovers going to love this) - Rosette's Hello Kitty Yuzu-Hachimitsu Facial Wash and Hello Kitty Uji-Matcha Kintoki Facial Wash. These are limited edition so do grab them quickly!

Since my first post, I'm sure all of you can tell that I'm definitely a fan of Rosette's cleansers. They are not only affordable, they are great for your skin and gets the job done well.
Both cleansers have a "sticky" gel consistency that makes a really fluffy dense foam.

Rosette Hello Kitty Uji-Matcha Kintoki Facial Wash ($10.90)
Got to admit I was really excited to try this one as I'm a huge fan of green tea/matcha. I've long known that matcha contains a high amount of antioxidants (which fight free-radicals, and therefore tend to have anti-aging properties) so I had high hopes for this one. It has the definitive fragant scent of matcha which makes it really relaxing and soothing. Besides it's antioxidant benefit, this cleanser helps to treat dark spots on the face, calm pimples and acne, and will improve your skin condition over time. This also contains Azuki red beans which helps to brighten your skin.

The matcha cleanser foams up really easily and washes off very easily too. It leaves a nice and clean feel after, without feeling too tight. In fact, my skin really does glow after using it.

Rosette Hello Kitty Yuzu-Hachimitsu Facial Wash ($10.90)
I am also a fan of Yuzu so it does feel like this range was catered to me haha. For those of you who have dryer skin and will prefer something more moisturizing, I will definitely recommend this instead. The Yuzu scent smells very natural and is very refreshing. It also contains honey, which is a humectant and has anti-inflammatory properties (so this might be perfect for you if you have skin that's dry on the surface but oily beneath). Plus, it claims to help with fading scars!
I do prefer to use this at night as it is more moisturizing than the matcha one, but it does help protect your skin against UV rays (but you still have to put sunblock on). Again, just like the other cleansers, they foam up really nicely and washes off very cleanly. I definitely felt like my skin was more moisturized after using this than my other cleansers.

Rosette cleansers are available at all SASA, Watsons, and BHG ALT Concept Stores.