Shoe and Leather Care products from ShoeTree Project – Review

The ShoeTree Project is a startup re-inventing the shoe and leather care industry. Leather care products used to be relegated to the high ended physical shops in Orchard Road, resulting in prices that were sky-high and out of reach from prospective customers.

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The Shoe Tree Project, hopes that using their online platform, they can bring the same high quality products at mass market prices, and deliver these products right to the doorsteps of their customers. Their goal is to become the dominant industry leader in shoe and leather care e-commerce.

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I am happy to be given the opportunity to try out and see for myself how their Varnished Japanese oakwood shoe horn ($16) and Saphir leather conditioner 75ml ($28) worked. As we don’t have a leather sofa at home, we experimented the products with my husband’s leather shoe, and some of our other leather products.

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Do you sometimes have new shoes that are so tight that you struggle to place your feet in? I believe most guys have experienced this issue.

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The contoured spatula like structure of the shoe horn can assist you in these situations. Whoever thought of this idea is a genius!

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For just $16, this product can last you for a lifetime, save you from having to squat down when wearing tight pants and causing counter tears and wear offs from repeated crushes while trying to get your feet into your shoe.

This 40cm shoe horn is elegant, durable, water and mold resistant. My husband had used it since receiving, and till now, we are happy that it have not give way. Overall, we are satisfied with the quality of the Japanese oak wood shoe horn and it is surely a useful tool to have around our shoe cabinets.

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The Saphir Renovateur Leather Cleaner and Conditioner on the other hand,  is a great way to care for your quality leather products and can help them last for a lifetime. The conditioner keeps your leather products moisturized as it contains mink oil, lanolin and beewax.

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Let’s now put the Saphir Renovateur to the test and see how it works on my husband’s leather shoes.

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Husband’s rather old leather shoe before any cleaner is applied

 

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Husband’s rather old leather shoe after Saphir Renovateur Leather Cleaner and Conditioner is applied

You can see the immediate shine on his shoe, but do bear in mind this is not a shoe shine. It’s intention is to condition your leather products to prevent cracks, crease, mould, mildew, salt and prolong it’s life. It acts as a layer for waterproofing too.

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Husband’s rather old leather shoe after Saphir Renovateur Leather Cleaner and Conditioner is absorbed

Give it about 2-3 minutes and you will see the conditioner slowly fading off leaving a matt finish on the shoe. You can still see light traces of the conditioner on his shoe but it gradually fades off.

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Leather Wallet before and after conditioning

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Look at the dirt left on the cotton

Look at that smooth and matted finish on my wallet! Seems like all the gunk and dirt had been cleaned off and it is conditioned to last a longer time now. Unlike handbags which I owned more than a piece, for wallet I will only have one of those so I would like them to last as long as they can.

While the Saphir Renovateur Leather Cleaner and Conditioner had some smell to it and feels a little oily when applied onto the products, the oily feeling fades off gradually as it is being absorbed by the leather, leaving a nice matt finish.

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Overall we are satisfied with both quality products. Do visit their site at The Shoe Tree Singapore and check out the rest of the products they carry. Start caring for your leather products and shoes at affordable prices today.

Meanwhile, here’s wishing all the daddy a Happy Father’s Day. I believe these makes good presents for your male friends too.

Disclaimer:
Thank you for The Shoe Tree Project for sending me the above 2 items for review. These products helped us to keep our leather products in tip-top condition and made our life easier. All views expressed are truthful. All photographs on this site belongs to the property of Pearlywerkz. Please do not take them as your own. Do ask for permission if you wish to utilize them.

 

Looking for A Better Florist? Check it out here – Review

Guess whose birthday is coming? I feel so blessed to receive this beautiful bouquet of flowers from A Better Florist during my birthday month.

I love flowers especially sunflowers and roses, so my eyes pop whenever I see these flowers. Recently i fell in love with Tulips and Daisies too. Though short lived, they give the recipients happiness whenever they receive a beautifully decorated bouquet of flowers. They brighten up the homes and brings positive aura too.

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So what happens when you can’t decide what you what to gift to the love of your life? Give someone a bouquet full of different flowers. No one in the right mind will ever reject such a beautiful bouquet of flowers and there’s bound to be something they love from here too.

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My pick goes to the Emilla. Boy were they gorgeous, so I decided to take some shots of them as the centre piece on my dinning table. The flowers made my home so lively. The Emilla comprises of a combination of sweet pastel roses, elegant calla lilies, luscious matthiola and stunning protea.

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Do you know that these blooms are sourced directly from Cameron Highlands? They are the freshest and most affordable. Gifting flowers is now as easy as a few single clicks. You don’t even have to worry if its a last minute decision (90 minutes is all they need) as they do offer same day or next day delivery.

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I love them for their fresh blooms, prompt delivery and arrangement options! You can even request them to be placed in a vase directly. This saves me much hassle from transferring and ensuring that my blooms don’t get hurt during my transfer. You can even choose to up size your purchase by adding balloons, a teddy or some chocolates and macaroon to the selected bouquet.

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If this is not what you like, find other variety of flowers from their range of Signature Blooms which comprises of the Allison (Tulips), The Lilah (Bright blooms with pincushion) or The Julianne (Roses).

老公,有你真好。谢谢你。I love you. 😘

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*If you look at my instagram account, you’ll see The Allison which was gifted by my husband during Valentine’s day. Some of the tulips on my photos were also shot using the tulips from the bouquet.

Or from the Farmer’s Choice of seasonal stems sourced straight from the farm. There you’ll find The Spring Breeze (seasonal blooms), The Ayla(sunflowers), The kiera (Lilies, roses, ammi majus) and The Hayden (succulents) which are long lasting and best for work desk in my opinion.

If these are still insufficient for you, go for the bundles where you can pair your bouquet up with little gifts of macaroons or relaxing candles and chocolate.

You may also participate in flower jamming sessions to learn how to make your own flower arrangements. Check out their Saturday sessions and check what’s on the list, as every week’s theme is different. It’ll cost you $40 per pax for the first 3 sign-ups.

Oh now I just wish that they can last as long as they can till my birthday comes!

You may purchase your own bouquet from A Better Florist website  , or
Follow them on their instagram account at A Better Florist instagram and A Better Florist facebook for more information. Tell someone how much you love them and miss them with some lovely flowers today!

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Disclaimer:
Thank you for sending me the Emilla bouquet. I absolutely love those gorgeous blooms. All views expressed are truthful. All photographs on this site belongs to the property of Pearlywerkz. Please do not take them as your own. Do ask for permission if you wish to utilize them.

Sudio Vasa Blå – Wireless earphone on the go (Review)

It had been my dream to own every wireless gadget  as I can sometimes be a real klutz. While I know how hard it can be to sustain them by having to charge them when they go flat, I still highly prefer to be wireless where I possibly can. This is especially helpful when you have a dog who loves lying on your wired adapters, mouse and even on your handphone wires when you leave them charging or lying around the house.

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I was elated when I discovered Sudio – A Swedish brand. Sudio, which is interestingly derived from Phil Collin song titled “Sussido” where the founder showed his determination to succeed, after the anecdote of meeting with Phil Collin who was struggling with his headphones.

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I loved the simplicity of their design and the variety of colours that were offered  and found myself falling in love with the Vasa Blå in Pink which is wireless. 3 other colours are also available in this range. They include the Rose Gold Black, Rose Gold White and Blue.

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In order to cater close to every different ear size, the Vasa Blå earphones comes with 4 pairs of extra ear buds to give you the perfect fit. They are so comfortable that you can wear them for hours without hurting your ears. Just be reminded not to turn the volume too high or you’ll risk an internal ear injury.

I was rather impressed with its 8-hour battery life which gave me the luxury of listening to my favourite songs during walks, long bus rides and made my long waiting time, a more pleasant experience. While 10 minutes of quick charging gives me a decent listening and talk time when I am in a hurry, I usually give it a full charge in 120 minutes which allows its battery life to last for a few days before I had to re-charge it again.

To connect them, simply hold on to the “play” button on your earphone for about 3 minutes till you see a blue flashing light and pair them with your device via bluetooth. A flashing red light indicates that the battery is low and requires charging.

I love the sound clarity and marvel at the studio experience I get from this sleek piece of device. You will be pleased to know that they are compatible with both your andriod or iPhone devices.

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I love the leather carrying case which allows me to slip in my 14g light-weight earphone when I am not using them. The wireless earphone are a pleasure to keep as they are wireless, hence making them less bulky.

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Each earphone set comes with:

  • 4 pieces of earbuds
  • User Manual and assurance card
  • Genuine Leather carrying case
  • Metal Clip
  • Charging Cable
  • Battery

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These can be yours at $165 (before discount) which comes with a complimentary Sudio summer tote bag with every online purchase (Until 31 Aug).

Quote “pearlywerkz” for :
– 15% off  + additional 20% instant tax rebate
– Free express shipping to Singapore in 3-5 days via DHL courier

Grab your Sudio Earphones or browse earphones in other range from the site now.

Disclaimer:
Thank you for sending the Sudio earpiece. All views expressed are truthful. All photographs on this site belongs to the property of Pearlywerkz. Please do not take them as your own. Do ask for permission if you wish to utilize them.

Replenish my lost Collagen with Brands Innershine Ruby Collagen Essence

We are almost hitting the half year mark! Do you know what that means? My birthday is coming right up. What better way to keep myself youthful by increasing my collagen intake? I am thankful for this box of Brands Innershine Ruby Collagen Essence that came right in time.

Collagen like these are also easy to drink and suitable for almost everyone. They are generally tasty and comes in convenient bottles which you can carry around.

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This product suits people aged between 30 to 45 with skin aging concerns by combating the signs of aging and minimizing collagen loss. Suitable for people like me. I am a great fan of collagen drinks, I guess my friends knows that.

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BRAND’S® InnerShine® RubyCollagen Essence is a collagen-rich supplement that helps to rejuvenate skin from within. Experience breakthrough skin rejuvenating power in a bottle in six to twelve weeks*.

The RubySignature™ formula contains a unique blend of ingredients derived from natural sources. It contains:

1) 3000mg- Micro-collagen which replenishes collagen to retain skin suppleness, derived from fresh water fish and
2)  2mg- Astaxanthin (micro-algae extract), one of the most powerful antioxidant, to keep your skin firm. This is 6000x more powerful than Vitamin C, 800x more powerful than CoQ10+ and 500x more powerful than Vitamin E.

It does not contain any artificial colourings, preservative and sugar.

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It is recommended that you take 2 bottles of these daily for maximum benefits. Best taken chilled. However for cost-saving purposes, I usually take 1 bottle before bedtime.

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12x 50ml retails at $62.90- Check online for on-going promotion.

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I love the lightly sweet taste of the RubyCollagen Essence and it keeps my skin supple even though I have been skipping my skincare routine. If you have a sensitive skin or is allergic to most skincare products, why not give this product a shot?

 
Disclaimer:
Thank you Samplestore for seeding me the Brand’s Innershine Ruby Collagen Essence for my review. All views expressed are truthful. All photographs on this site belongs to the property of Pearlywerkz. Please do not take them as your own. Do ask for permission if you wish to utilize them.

T.Grand from Taiwan Launches new refreshing juice drinks with Chia Seed

Have you heard of the brand T.Grand? You might be familiar with their milk tea beverages as they can be found in convenient stores, hypermarkets and supermarkets as well as schools all over Taiwan.

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Sipping a bottle of their signature Assam Black Tea while on an excursion with the fido! It was so hot that I had difficulty keeping my eyes opened, so may as well close them and enjoy my drink LOL.

The brand is famous for their Assam Milk Tea and Assam Black Tea. Not only in Taiwan, these drinks are sold all over the world in places such as Australia, New Zealand, Guam, Canada, USA, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Hong Kong and now in our country, Singapore too.

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Their assortment of teas which comes in green tea, tapioca, strawberry flavors, lemon tea, black tea and juice with Chia seeds.

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Newly launched drinks included the Apple & Calamansi & Lemon Fusion drink, Pineapple and Orange drink both with Chia seeds in them. They retail at $2.40 each (500ml) and are available at Redmart.com, selected Cheers outlets, FairPrice Express outlets, and ShengSiong Supermarkets.

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I love how colourful their packaging are and their assortment of drinks now includes juices to cater to the juice lovers. Each packaging clearly identifies what they are selling and comes in similar bottles for the type of tea. Notice the milk tea had a “slim waist” type of packaging while the black and lemon tea were in a rounder bottle. While the 2 new juice bottles had yellow caps and a brighter type of wrapper on them.

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The 1st tea which I have tried from T.grand, is the Assam Milk Tea. I liked that it doesn’t taste as sweet when compared to the local “teh tarik” which had a darker colour and that I could taste the flavors from the tea, before the milk. The milk did not over power the taste of the tea like most milk teas. Those whom prefer tea with milk would like this.

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Next I tried the Assam Green Milk Tea. I haven’t tried green milk tea before so this was something interesting. It has a subtle green tea taste similar to the green tea powder. I was kind of surprised that the milk tea was not green in colour.

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I loved the range of teas that T.grand had send over for my trial and review. If you are a tea lover, these would suit your liking. Plus, they are so affordable so there’s no risk of trying them out.

Support them via their social medias @:
Facebook: tgrandassamteasg
Instagram: tgrandassamteasg

Disclaimer:
Thank you for sending the range of milk tea, juices and assorted teas. All views expressed are truthful. All photographs on this site belongs to the property of Pearlywerkz. Please do not take them as your own. Do ask for permission if you wish to utilize them.

Samplestore Shopper’s Paradise Event at Punggol Waterway Point (P2)

Have you seen my article on the wordpress blog about the Samplestore Shopper’s Paradise Event? So, we got to bring back amazing loots. But, have you ever wonder what are the purposes of attending these type of events? Here I list down 5 good reasons as well as share with you some product reviews from Beautykeeper.

1. Events such as the Samplestore Shopper’s Paradise allows you to get exposure to the various brands that are available in the market.

They are there so as expose their brand to the public, advertise on their product, as well as to get to know you (the consumer) better.

Through the SSSP event I got to understand more about Beauty Keeper and get a glimpse of their latest product offerings. Some of these product cannot be redeemed via the Samplestore website yet, as they are newly released.

You don’t have to speak to all the booth holders but you get to see and talk to those whom you are interested to know more about. It is a great chance especially if you are a newbie blogger, or they are are a new brand in town, as they are gathered in the same location. Saves you the effort on approaching them one by one and asking for samples doesn’t it?

Some brands are louder than the others and more generous when it comes to their goodie bags. These brands get more exposures as influencers tend to promote more for them and are more willing to do shout outs or review their items. So, dear sponsors, you guys know what to do for the next Influencer’s party ya?

I would like to take this opportunity to share with you my thoughts after trying out some of their products.

All-Belle from Taiwan are famous for their wide range of fake eyelashes but I did not know that they were into face mask too. I love this set that I am gifted with but I haven’t found the opportunity to put them off. Soon! I think.

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This particular Xi-shi mask was picked up from the beauty keeper loots. I was expecting that the mask would have the prints of Xi-shi on it but nope, it was only the wrapper. What was impressive was that they do away with the additional pearl paper in an effort to be environmental friendly. The effects of the mask were good as my face feels smoother and brighter after masking. I did not experience any negative effects too. Unlike other mask sheets, they had deliberately made their mask sheet larger so that they can fit on the masses’ face.


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Serlando, which originated from US in 1997 had a rather interesting product. I have heard so much from this product that it got me really curious.

Simply roll on this product to your lips, areola, private parts or bikini line to get a perfect pink glow. Wow, which other product can do that? Due to hygiene purposes, I wouldn’t want to try them anywhere else other than my lips thou.

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I do like the Pink sheer that they left on my lips. These are moisturizing and not as oily as I think they would be. The pink sheer was also quite lasting, takes a while to dry, and I would wear to attend my classes and my lips would be moisturized all day long.

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I am sure there are times which you have made an error while drawing your eyebrows, eyeliners or lip liners? Starsuki the Super Perfect Remover Pen 2.0 is here for your rescue. I thought that i was gifted with a dual eyeliner pen until I read the product name. Holly Molly! Someone finally came out with the perfect rescue solution.

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The brush of the pen is so gentle and the tips are fine enough to tailor to your every correction needs. If the mistake is too serious to be corrected, grab the total cleansing eye and lip makeup remover, dap some on the cotton wool, place over your eye or lip makeup and see them magically melt away. As this is a cleansing oil, it is a tad oily but super effective in removing your eye and Lip make-up. You can use them on your face but I wouldn’t recommend it, as they are quite oily and will take sometime to be washed off. I’ve already tested these and they worked so well for me.

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If you haven’t already gotten yourself some DD Cream. These one from Userim has SPF 50 on them. They are not only regular makeup base, they act as your sunscreen, oil control, moisturizer and even promise to hold up your make-up. They are so good that you can just rely on them and skip your face powder all together. The Ivory light shade which I have gotten has good coverage on my face (although I still need to apply my concealer for dark spots and pimples). It does however, melt away under the strong hot sun in Singapore, so you may need re-application if you are outdoors for a long period of time.

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The Userism Bright Whitening Ultra-Water Facial Mask, on the other hand provides your face with the much moisture it requires. Not only that, the remaining essence could be re-used for the next few days. I like it that they even provide the tweezers so I need dig out the mask sheet with my hands.

I am so happy with my loots! What are yours? Do share with me too.

2. Mingle with fellow bloggers, influencers, make new friends or catch up with the old friends.

I am quite a shy person you had met me before and I don’t usually talk much until you get to know me personally. For myself, I took the opportunity to  catch up with my fellow blogger friends as we each have busy schedules on our own and don’t always get the same type of event invites. Thankfully some of us were available that day, so we took the chance to catch up.

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Photo Credits: Tracy


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Cheers to our friendship with these Yeos Juscool sparkling drinks.

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Chilling over some sparkling orange juice on an extremely hot evening. This is so refreshingly good! I have yet to try out all the flavors but so far the peach and orange are doing well. I love those flavours.

3. Check out on-going sales and promotions at the booths.

Usually during such events there will be lots of freebies, goodie bag as well as photo booth/photo-taking opportunities, lucky draws and samples.


Look at the generosity and love from the SSSP Sponsors. How can we not love them? You won’t get these kind of love elsewhere so this is your privilege as an influencer. But wait, we people work hard for it. All these event invites and product review opportunities does not just drop from the sky. We worked for it.

4. Lead the life of an explorer.

Life is already so boring! Stop couching at home. Take a break from your school, work, or whatever you are doing to get some life out there. Events as such gives us an opportunity to travel to places in Singapore which we haven’t been to before, or to check out a new location. I dare say, some people would never come to Punggol Waterway if not because of this event.

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There were some promotions for chalet booking and Wild & Wet Premium Membership! There is so much to see and do over here.

5. In all essence, have fun and take this opportunity to try out and review some of these products which you haven’t had the opportunity to try and mingle on!


I had a relatively good experience although it will be better if the other participating booths could throw in some sachets of their products, have more interaction with the influencers and that they can be more approachable since we have already identified ourselves as the Samplestore influencers. It would also be good if we can have our exclusive “preview” session before the event area is opened up to the public.

It is however, still an event worth checking out and I am thankful for the experience and the generous sponsorship from the participating brands. Till the next event…

Disclaimer:
Thank you to the various sponsors for the goodie bag and Samplestore for the event invites. All views expressed are my own.

Samplestore Shopper’s Paradise Event at Punggol Waterway Point

Hey people, were you at the Samplestore’s Shopper’s Paradise (SSSP) Event held at the Village Square of Punggol Waterway Point last weekend? I was there as the Samplestore’s Influencer and I was glad I did, because there were just so many booths to explore and there were plenty of heavily discounted items too.  We also get to bring home bags of goodies which I am gonna take sometime to show you and walk you through towards the end of my post.

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Me, Tracy and Jessie doing a crazy gif dance at the Samplestore Photobooth

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We were hosted to a Influencer’s gathering at the Waterway Point’s bright and cheery, Party room and you would be happy to know that this place is now open for booking! Read on to find out how you can book for this room.

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We were fed at the function room shortly before the briefing commences. Look at that rainbow burger!  These are courtesy of Brunches Cafe.

Brunches Cafe had these amazing looking rainbow burgers that were insta-worthy! Its no wonder it was the highlight of our meal.

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If you are planning for a birthday party for your kids, do check out this place. 2 Tables would be provided along with 8 chairs for adults and 8 stools for children. There are also refrigerator, hot water dispenser, sink and television equipment provided for your usage.

You can pop by to have a look if you wish! It is located at the 2nd level of Waterway Point’s west wing, just beside Geláre. You need to walk straight and head out, then turn to your right. The room is cozy and away from the shopping area so you’ll get the privacy your party requires.

We then proceed to the Village Square to explore the booths by ourselves. There were a couple of brands whom I have been working with and I was glad I had the opportunity to check them out during the SSSP. With this event, there were also new updates and I managed to make use of the opportunity to catch up with some of my friends.

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If you had redeemed the Goodie Bag, you would have seen this in your bag. The goodie bag is worth $79 and it consist of the Klarity Diamond Glow tube of mask and Belif Samples.

I had already put the Klarity Diamond Glow Mask to the test and boy, it worked so well on my skin. If you haven’t tried it, I would like to urge you to take it out and try it on tonight. Snapshots of this mask can be found on my instagram review. The good thing is that you don’t even have to wash them away or wait around for them to be ready to take them off.

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If you had dropped by the Padeve Herbal Sanitary pads booth, I believe they would have also given you some samples of their herbal Sanitary pads to try. They were very generous to sponsor the Influencers all 4 different variants for our review. I wouldn’t say I can’t wait to try them on (I have very very bad menstrual pains for those who knows me well) in this case but they would certainly be the first herbal sanitary pad that I am going to to try out.

Now, who wouldn’t wanna smell great and feel good during the worst time of the month? Plus, I would urge you to support your fellow SG fellows as this brand is from Singapore.

I managed to try the ultra liners already, they are rather comfortable to wear and the herbal scent helps to keep me feeling fresh all day!

Born in Singapore, Padeve provides herbal sanitary pads and pantyliner made from premium materials. All products are engineered to be smooth, comfortable and absorbent. Our products also gives a cooling and refreshing feeling!

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Saw these sports top at the Beauty Keeper Booth! They look so comfortable to wear. They look really decent and comes in an assortment of colours too. I hope to try them on someday! Love the pink ones.

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These Tawian Mask sheets have such a nice packaging! We were attracted to them while exploring the booth. I can’t wait to look like an ancient beauty already! How about you?

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Next up are my loots from BeautyKeeper(TW)! They weren’t as generous as they were compared to the previous time according to my friends who went for the Samplestore Giftopia event last year. But I’m glad I still get to try some of their products from the various Taiwan brands. I shall be reviewing these items soon so stay tuned to my blog to read more if you are interested. I’ve also worked with them previously to review some of their products. You can read about them here.

Look at those Orange Queen lashes from All Belle. I’ve tried lashes from this brand before and they are of top quality. Lashes from Taiwan are the best and many Make Up Artist are using Taiwan lashes too.

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I’ve heard so much about the Rosy Pink Moisture Dew from my friends and I loved the pinkness they add to my lips. I’m going to smack them on later.

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Hey, I like the idea of a make-up eraser from StarSuki. Now you get to not only remove your make-up done wrongly but you can correct them with the make-up corrector stick which looks like an eyeliner pen. Yes, those are meant for correcting your accidental strokes from your eye liners and lip sticks. How convenient! No need to look for Q-tips now.

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The Userism mask in a tube looks legit but too cute too be used. Now I can’t bear to use them. Can I have more tubes of these mask please?

Beauty-Keeper, a platform specially made for our valued customers Beauty-Keeper, a place where all people can pick their own beauty goods and trendy, stylish products. We know many others wish to get their hands on Taiwanese fashionable skincare, make- ups and beauty supplements, and Beauty-Keeper has finally made it happen.

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Fret not if you didn’t manage to make a trip down to Waterway Point. Beauty Keeper will be holding their first Beauty Show, hosted by Hossan Leong. Do check out details here and grab your tickets before they run out! Each ticket is priced at $10. You get to bring home a beauty keeper goodie bag worth over $50, and  a pair of tickets for two to Taiwan and Bangkok awaits you at their grand lucky draw.

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You get special appearance by SING! China, season 2 finalist from the Singapore selection too. Speaking of which, I managed to hear some of them sing at the SSSP event and they have such amazing voices! Can’t believe that some of them are only at their teens. I hope for the best for the winner to fly the Singapore flag high in China.

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We were gifted some shopping vouchers and this Otter iphone7 case by one of the sponsors too. Look at the screen wipe that says “Always Use Protection”, I was quite amused with the caption. What a pity I don’t own an iphone 7 thou! These are really top quality stuff so do check them out.

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Have you seen the new sparking fizzy drinks from Yeo’s?  There are 6 flavors from the Juscool’s delicious bubbly fruity drinks which consist of the passion fruit, yuzu, apple, orange, peach and grape flavors. I’ve finished my bottle of peach and they tasted really fizzy and fruity but I am glad to know they contain 25% less sugar and is awarded with the Healthier Choice logo.

They are perfect for making your own fruit cocktail blends too. I bet this will be popular amongst kids. Do support them and grab yourself a can and quench your thirst, soon.

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Que Origin  Booth showcasing many of their top products! I’ve previously worked with them for their shower bath, and Jelly-Q products but haven’t heard from them for so long already. Didn’t realize that they had lip balms and potion lotion now. I love the Jelly-Q scrubs as they smell really nice. You can check out my reviews of some of their shower and bath products here and here too.

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Booth featuring the limited edition SING! China Singapore finalist stamps along with the Judges and their signatures. Did you get a copy for yourself? These are hot selling and I bet they are already gone now as I type.

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Sure Win Lucky Draw wheel spin, when you spend at least $50 at the booth. I hope you won something for yourself.

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Wefie with Jessie! Photo credits to her 🙂

There were many other booths around but it was so crowded. Some booth owners were busy serving the public so we didn’t really stop to take photographs. Nevertheless  we were happy to be part of this event.

If you need snippets of the event check out my instagram entry here. There will be more reviews and highlights of what I’ve been up to, so do stick around.

Till then, Have a great evening.

Disclaimer:
Thank you to the various sponsors for the goodie bag and Samplestore for the event invites. All views expressed are my own.

 

S+ Cryoboost Premium Balance Facial Treatment at Fresver Beauty

I had been waiting for awhile to have my facial done. All those stress and work that had been plaguing me recently had cause the damage on my already “falling apart” face. The dark eye circles, pigmentation and even random pimples had been popping out on my face.

I believe that if I left my face unattended for another month, I might need to find somewhere to hide my face.

I was so glad when I finally can have my facial at Fresver Beauty. Bye bye skin troubles, hello to beautiful and flawless skin (in the making).

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About Fresver Beauty:

Fresver Beauty are the pioneers in the skincare and beauty industry with 29 years of history, bringing customers the latest technology and best products source from around the world.

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They are the exclusive distributor of S+ products from Spain.

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Outlets:

Currently they have 4 outlets in Singapore, they are in  Hougang, Tampines, Orchard, Tiong Bahru (Biggest and newest outlet). Guess which outlet I am at?

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A skin analysis was done after I filled up the customer particulars form and it confirms that I have sensitive skin , eczema at my cheeks area, my skin was dry and there was lack of oxygen and nutrient supply. All these had been my on-going issues for a few years already, so I wasn’t surprised when I heard about it.

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Look at that piece of mess which was resulted because I went to poke my pimple. It was inflamed and the skin around it was badly damaged. My bad! Please do not attempt this because you don’t want an inflamed skin like mine.

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I was recommended the Cryoboost Classic Plus Facial which made use of products from the Glaciar range that contains powerful liposomal glaciar from 1800m deep for extreme purity. This sounds totally ATAS and I can’t wait to try it after hearing about it. It made use of dual action hyaluronic acid for intensive hydration and to lock in moisture to sustain results. Yes! Hydration is what my skin needed badly.

I was told that I had bad eye bags too and I should start using some eye products. I never paid attention to my eye bags much as I thought they we caused by my lack of rest.

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(Sample of a facial room, not the room I was using)

Shortly after, I was ushered into the facial room where I got myself changed into a sarong. It is finally time to relax and enjoy my facial time. Yes!!!

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A welcome Aroma Ritual & Head Massage was done on me to fully relax myself before my beautician begins to double cleanse my skin in preparation of the facial processes. I love the massages during facial and it works wonders if you are having headaches.

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My face was double cleansed to ensure all traces of make-up removed and face kept clean.

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S+ Gentle pearl exfoliation was done to remove all the dead skin particles and allowing new skin to resurface. Although I had sensitive skin, when the right products are used I still can enjoy a good exfoliation.

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My face was steamed for about 5-10 minutes to open up the pores for extraction of my pimples.This step was carefully done and the pain from the extraction was bearable. I quite enjoy this part although many ladies out there tries to skip this. I love the fact that my skin is cleaned out of those pesky black and white heads. Oh, I also have milla seeds.

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After the extraction, my beautician also helped me to trim my eyebrows using both the plucking and shaving methods to keep them neat. This is so valuable to me because having a perfectly trimmed set of brows is very crucial in looking presentable.

Speaking of which, I am looking for eyebrow tattoo / embroidery service so do let me know if you have any recommendations.

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Sooth & repair serum is being applied onto my skin to calm my irritated and raw skin.

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Cryoboost Calming Therapy – This is done using an exclusive carrier plate that emits microsonic waves, this machine gently pushes the customized soothe and repair gel into the deeper layers of my skin. This helps to sooth and hydrate my skin as well as to speed up the skin repair process. The icy cool plates of the machine helps to bring down my skin temperature, at the same time to tighten up my pores after the extraction process, to reduce the skin’s redness.

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Facial Massage is done to ensure that the serum is well absorbed into my skin.

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A customized hydrating Mask was applied on my skin to ensure that my skin gets back the moisture that was lost so that it will be plumped and bouncy again after the facial session.

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The final massage is done for me to relax my face, followed by shoulder massage for relaxation and tension release. The massage was very good and the beautician was even skilled enough to release the knots on my shoulders. She warned me that they would be painful as she felt the knots were really tight on one side of my shoulders.

She is not only experienced but very skillful and detailed when doing her work. I enjoyed my facial time at Fresver very much.

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Look at my face all plumped up with moisture and looking refreshed immediately after the facial! Special thanks to Jesslyn for helping me take photographs of me and making me felt so at home at Fresver.

Ambience Rating: ★★★★☆
Cozy, neat, well-organized

Service: ★★★★☆
Professional beautician with clear advise on what services will be done on the face

Facial Effectiveness: ★★★★☆
Pimple extraction was bearable, not too painful and did not leave scars

Price: ★★★★☆
Average for similar type of facials

Location: ★★★★☆
Quite convenient, walking distance from the MRT Station

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Looking fabulous almost 2 weeks post facial! 🙂

:Reader Trial Special:

Quote “BG-Pearly” for a Special Trial of S+ Cryoboost Premium Balance Facial Treatment @ $9.90 Nett (worth $180)

To redeem:

SMS your Name, Age and the Trial Code to 9011 1234, or call preferred branch for appointment booking.

T&C:

Valid for first time customers of Fresver Beauty aged 21-65 years old, with SG, PR, S or E Pass ONLY

Promotion ends 31 May 2017

Fresver Outlets:

840 Hougang Central
#01-04 Singapore 538757
Tel: (65) 6100 1513

5 Tampines Central 6 #01-23 Telepark
Singapore 529482
Tel: (65) 6100 1030

14 Scotts Road #05-18
Far East Plaza Singapore 228213
Tel: (65) 6100 8108

302 Tiong Bahru Road,
Tiong Bahru Plaza, #01-162/163/164
Tel: (65) 6100 0126

For more information, check out http://fresver.com.sg/

Disclaimer:
Thank you for taking care of my face, while I was at Fresver Tampines. All views expressed are truthful. Thank you Jesslyn for your assistance in the photographs and for having me. I appreciate this greatly. All photographs on this site belongs to the property of Pearlywerkz. Please do not take them as your own. Do ask for permission if you wish to utilize them.

Taking a hair leap forward with Apgujeong hair studio

Once in awhile I like to try something different to my hairstyle. I’ve gone Bob, re-bonding, straightening, curling and perming them too. If you want to look really different, you can even go to the extend of changing your hair colour. Unfortunately, I am not so adventurous… yet!

Perhaps one day when someone decides to sponsor me a full hair make-over with treatments and what nots, I might do some highlights or dye my hair with a “safe” colour. It is not that I am not game for it, but carrying a fanciful head might restrict me to certain jobs that I can do, if I am not working for myself at that point of time. It’s true, people judge us by our appearance all the time. Don’t you judge people too?

So I’ve shortlisted some hair salons to try but ultimately selected Apgujeong Hair Studio based on online reviews, the similar hair styles that had done before on other customers (for the particular service I wanted) as well as the price range and its proximity to home. I’ve been scouting awhile, and I realised that Apgujeong Hair Studio is always busy even on a weekday afternoon.

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Apgujeong Hair Studio currently has 7 outlets:

Apgujeong Hair Studio @ Tampines 1
Apgujeong Hair Studio @ Junction 8
Apgujeong Hair Studio @ Waterway Point
Apgujeong Hair Studio @ Tiong Bahru Plaza
Apgujeong Hair Studio @ VivoCity
Apgujeong Hair Studio @ Great World City
Apgujeong Hair Studio @ JEM (Jurong East)

What is so unique about them is that they have a group of hair stylist, both local and Koreans to service their customers. You can, specifically asked to be styled by a Korean. They are also partnering with Mucota for their hair products so you can be assured that your hair is being well taken care of.

So after making appointment with them I was really anxious to see how I would finally look like with the new hair style which I wanted.

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So this is me with my usual, boring straight hair which I had struggle to keep its length for a few months. It had not reached my desired length but I couldn’t tolerate it any longer. So bye bye boring hair!

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While waiting, I was served tea and biscuit. There is also free wifi in the salon to keep you entertained while you get your hair services done. I noticed that Apgujeong Hair Studio even had their own look book and I was quite impressed by this. Not many Hair Studio has their own look book.

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I had my hair washed by one of the local hair stylist while I waited for my Korean Hair Stylist to transform my hair.

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There she is, my hair was then trimmed to the desired length and shape before it was being blown dry.

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Next, application of hair chemical products to “soften and break” the bonds on my hair so that they can later be “shaped” into my desired style.

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This process took quite awhile and they even had to make use of a machine to increase the speed of hair softening. It shows that my hair is in good condition. I have never done any bleaching and dying for that matter and I believe this explains why it was so difficult to soften my hair. The last time I curled my hair was 2 years back and that’s about it?

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My hair was then washed off the chemicals again before more action takes place.

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Tada!!!! Can you see my straight and silky hair? Actually we are still not quite done yet. This is not the final look. This was only to ensure that the top part of my hair strands were not flying around and messing up the final look.

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My hair were then put into the curlers and attached to this machine for the real action to take place. This is the most torturing part as I can’t really move about much. Look at all the action going on there.

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That moment when they removed the curlers on my hair I actually wondered if I was going to look like that for the next few months. I’m sure we are not done yet.

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True enough, more chemicals were then added to my hair before they were washed and blow dried.

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I loved the final look of my Mucota Omega Rebonding and Hair Perm that cost more than $300 and I feel that they are worth every penny for the amount of work that went into it.

In terms of services, I received quite a lot of attention having the staff asking if I needed my tea to be changed or refilled and people coming to check on my hair most of the time despite that the salon was so crowded while I was there. I was also rather happy with the recommendation that Yuna (my hair stylist) gave me, that lead me to the final look.

The only part that could be further improved is the language barrier. Yuna could only speak a few chinese words which was “okay” for us to get the hair done but she could not go further in the conversation.

As for the rest of the staff, the locals, they could speak but did little to help explain the hair procedures. It would definitely help the customers more by explaining to them what would be done to their hair so that they would feel more assured.

For pricing of their services, you can check out http://www.apgujeonghair.com/pricing.html so that you get a rough gauge of the prices before the services are done.

Thank you Yuna and team for taking care of me while I had my services done. It took almost 5 hours for this hair make-over but I am loving how they looked on me. I’ve since been complimented countless of times and even advised to maintain my hair this way.

I guess I am ready to maintain and rock these curls further with my upcoming new venture. Next, I am going to maintain my hair with healthy treatments and be trimming them in the upcoming months.

How do you like my new look? Comment and share away!

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Photo of myself taken 0 days after hair make-over

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Photo of myself taken 5 days after hair make-over – Front view

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Photo of myself taken 5 days after hair make-over – Back View

Disclaimer:  Thank you for taking care of my hair, while I was at Apgujeong hair studio. All views expressed are truthful. All photographs on this site belongs to the property of Pearlywerkz. Please do not take them as your own. Do ask for permission if you wish to utilize them.

Healthy Living begins at Nature Glory

The idea of eating clean is certainly not new but how easy is it to detox our body? I will be sharing with you an easy to make, refreshing and detoxifying drink which will not only boost your energy levels but bring you a wealth of other benefits.

You are free to include additional ingredients into your drink if you like too. It’s all about being creative here.

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Honey Aloe Vera with Chia Seeds Detox and Energy Drink

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Ingredient List:

1) Aloe Vera Concentrate
2) Manuka Honey
3) Chia Seeds

Method:
Combine all 3 ingredients and make them into a refreshing drink.

You can make use of similar products of different brands but I will highly recommend you purchase your products from a trusted source such as from Nature Glory.

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Benefits:
Nature’s Glory Premium Aloe Vera Concentrate Nature’s Glory Premium Whole Leaf Aloe Vera Concentrate:

  • Helps in the gastro-intestinal functions by improving intestinal disorders such as colitis, constipation, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, piles and systemic Candida.
  • Aids in skin conditions like burns, cuts, eczema, mouth ulcers, athletes’ foot, and other fungal / parasitic infections, psoriasis, radiations and sunburns.
  • Soothe pain due to inflammation.

I have plenty of aloe vera plants at home, but they get sticky and messy when we tried to abstract the flesh from it. This gives us much more convenience as we can make a drink out of it and drink it directly. You don’t have to worry about any bitter taste as it taste pretty much like water once you have diluted it. As it is a concentrate, i wouldn’t advise you to drink it straight from the bottle.

It is also harmless to add the aloe vera concentrate into your honey drink or plain water and fruit juices to get its additional benefits.

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Nature’s Glory Manuka Honey

Nature’s Glory Organic Bioactive Manuka Honey is harvested in the south island of New Zealand and there are no presticides or additives use. They are no heat pasteurisation or irradiation and are only lightly filtered into a high quality-premium nutrient rich honey.

Benefits:
Highest anti-bacterial activity, Manuka Honey for ailments including wounds, ulcers of the skin, leg and stomach, cold sores, sore throat, gum diseases, diarrhea, eye infection, hemorrhoids, stomach health and others.

I love taking honey on its own as a health supplement and I had been taking Manuka Honey regularly since last year. I take a spoonful each evening before bed as a health supplement and I find it useful for my persistent cough. Taking Manuka Honey also reduces the risk that I get a mouth ulcer and sore throats. Sometimes i spread them onto my bread and pancakes too!

When made into a drink, I enjoy my honey drink with a dash of lemon juice and taken warm. Do you know that honey should not be taken hot (mixed with boiling water) due to the destruction of its natural enzymes, and that you should not use a metal spoon to scope your honey as you would corrode the spoon if left for a long period of time and hence pollute the honey in the long term.

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Nature’s Glory Chia Seeds :
Benefits

  • Very rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, calcium, iron, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin B, C and E.
  • Provides a good source of antioxidants and contain a variety of amino acids.
  • Gluten-free, chia seeds are good for high blood pressure and cardiovascular health, improve digestion, and have an ability to stabilize blood sugar level.
  • The anti-inflammatory properties of chia seeds are beneficial for arthritis.
  • Chia seeds boost metabolism, good for weight loss and weight maintenance programs, and help in improving the function of the brain.

I’ve been wanting to try these Chia Seeds for quite some time already. If you take sesame seed before, these taste similar and are as harmless as those sesame seeds only with a thin slippery jelly-like surface when they are lightly infused in liquids.

I enjoy chewing on them when i have my overnight oats.

Other than these healthy foods which you can make yourself a nice glass of drink. You can also start feeding your body with the “king of alkaline food”

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Plum Balls

These Plum Balls are rich in organic acids and minerals to help promote vitality, convert fat to energy, aid in digestive systems and boost immunity, and improve liver functions. They also help to inhibit the growth of bacteria in the water, food and blood.

Benefits:

  • Plum Balls promote vitality and retards aging.
  • Lactic acid is produced and builds up in the body due to illnesses, drugs, poor eating habits, food additives and excessive meat and sugar intake. Excessive lactic acid can cause fatigue and muscle cramps. Metabolism decreases and food will not be properly converted into energy.
  • High content of citric and phosphoric acids to break down lactic acid; improve metabolism, remove hangovers and  retards aging.

You can take these plum balls as a daily supplement by chewing, biting or simply swallowing them. At the moment, swallowing them seems the most preferred for me.
While you can’t see the benefits immediately, you can’t deny the fact that they improve your health.
All products featured can be purchased from  www.natures-glory.com.

Location:
315 Outram Road #01-09, Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074

For more information:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NaturesGlorySg
Instagram: https://instagram.com/naturesglorysingapore

Disclaimer: Thank you Nature Glory for sending these products over for my review. Review is 100% honest and based on personal experience. All photographs on this site belongs to the property of Pearlywerkz. Please do not take them as your own. Do ask for permission if you wish to utilize them.