Tuesday, November 10, 2015

SILKYGIRL ain’t  foreign to me!

I have been a user ever since my first Hydra White foundation by SILKYGIRL. I do not use foundation on a daily basis but I definitely need it when there are photo shoots. It covers my blemishes well and keeps my face in matte condition.
SILKYGIRL has recently launched a new formula for foundation, the Magic BB All-In-One Powder Foundation, enriched with natural ingredients and protects with SPF 35/ PA+++.

 Even though Hydra White foundation has a better coverage, I personally felt that this baby pink one is just the perfect one for me.
The outlook is pretty much the same to the Hydra white, full sized rectangular mirror, slightly edgier, sleeker and comes with a sponge. It is available in 4 shades and I am using number 02.

01-  Ivory
02-  Natural
03-  Medium

04-  Rose Beige
There are a couple of reasons why I have been sticking to this brand.
Firstly, it is formulated for Asian skin and most Asian has a yellow undertone, foundations that are too pinkish or fair will cause the make up to look not so well blended. Secondly, it is really pocket-friendly for the results it is able to deliver.

Last but not least, the mirror that is relatively bigger as compared to some foundations with a round small mirror.
This season’s new launch by SILKYGIRL also features the Matte Fever Lipcolor Balm!

Comes in 6 different shades! In my opinion it is not the most matte lipcolour Balm that I have tried, reason being it somewhat looks pretty moisturize as compared to the other matte lipcolours that I own. It does not shine; neither did it give an extreme matte effect.

However, I feel that it is great for everyday use if you do not fancy shiny/glossy lipcolours or a super dry matte look. The best way I could describe this product is probably, a moisturized matte colour!
Just one more thing to add, it smells really good! That’s SILKYGIRL for you lovelies!

wild child

Monday, November 9, 2015

HELLO! It’s My Dream Wedding in the house again! Those who managed to RSVP and made it to MDW sales last week, I hope you had a great time! I was initially a little worried about the response as I felt that my follower base consist of younger audiences but it was a pleasant surprise to know that there are quite a handful of you who are in the stage of getting married!!! I’m glad that I am somewhat able to spread some love!

This will probably be my last series of visuals curated specially for MDW this year, taking it a notch further with really exaggerated make up and casual chic accessories. I feel wedding looks can be bold, fun and out of the norm!!! It does not have to always look girly or princess-ish.

A shout out to all, if your wedding is not in a couple of days and have some time to spare to continue the search for the perfect one, you might want to check out the new collection freshly released by MDW.

It will be showcased in My Dream Wedding Private Runway Show Designers' Collection 2016. The first show on the 8th November 2015 is a full house and with the overwhelming response, My Dream Wedding has decided to open second show happening on the 22nd November 2015!

MDW would like to cordially invite all lovebirds getting married to preview this fresh new collection! This will be an exclusive preview that allows you to peek into the upcoming trend and styles of the amazing bridal world by MDW.

MDW also has something sweet for my fellow readers/followers!
10 TIARAS will be given to the first 10 you who RSVP to attend the runway show!!! What you have to do is, drop a mail to with the subject “Valerie x mdwsg x runwayprincess”.

Simple as that! The Tiaras will be prepared and given to you upon arrival on the day of the runway show!
Catch the runway show for free and win a tiara! Sounds like a plan!

My Dream Wedding Private Runway Show Designers' Collection 2016 details,
Venue: 33 Tras Street
Date: 22nd November 2015
**Remember to RSVP if you would like to attend the show!
(MDW reserve the rights to turn down customers if seats have all been taken)

Before I go, I’d like to once again thank MDW for the opportunity and the trust in Daryl and I to curate these looks! It has been so much fun! And through this collaboration, I have also learnt so much about wedding gowns, the different cuts and under gown preparation.

Being in a gown isn’t the most comfy thing but it is definitely worth it!

< 3

Photography  |  Daryl Aiden Yow
Wardrobe  |  My Dream Wedding
Styling and Make up  |  Valerie Wang

Model  |  Valerie Wang

PINK romance

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Pink is a colour that people who know me well would not associate me to it.

It is a colour I avoid and dislike to a certain extend. Never in my wildest dream would I imagine myself to be in a pink gown.

The reason why I am convinced to put on this pink gown and curate this set of visuals with My Dream Wedding is because I left aside my ego and gave in to opinions of the team from My Dream Wedding and dearest Daryl (whom shot these photos). The moment I tried on this gown, it was a straight yes from everyone. Sometimes I feel it is okay to let go and try things that you never want to. The results might surprise you!

Same concept applies to picking a suitable gown. Although we all have personal preference of colour and styles but I feel all brides should put aside all stubbornness and sometimes take in other’s opinion. Especially when it is a straight YES! Least try before rejecting. I was really glad I managed to convince myself with this gown. Honestly it is a really pretty piece. Love the back details so much and I would have to thank My Dream Wedding for the opportunity to be in pink, I do not know when will I ever choose pink again but least now I have some visual memories to look back on.

I believe many brides-to-be already had an ideal gown/style in their mind even before entering a bridal parlor to pick the perfect one. Just one advise and something to note, value opinions, it won’t hurt!

I have something exciting to share before I end this post and I think it’ll be something great for couples that are looking for gowns at the moment for their BIG day and actually want to buy instead of renting.

My Dream Wedding is holding a ONE DAY STOCK CLEARANCE SALE this coming 1st November 2015 to make space for their Private Designer Collections Runway Show.

**Do note that there is No refund or exchange, cash only and price starts from $50 onwards. YES $50!!!!

If you’d like to take a look and perhaps grab a dress for your big day and call it yours forever! All you have to do is drop a mail!

Do RSVP by dropping a mail to with your name and contact number. (Your mail will receive a respond within 3 days)

Date: 01 November 2015
Time: 12-9pm

Venue: 33 Tras Street #01-01, Tanjong Pagar

Photography: Daryl Aiden Yow
Wardrobe: My Dream Wedding
Styling & Make up:  Valerie Wang

Model: Valerie Wang


Friday, October 23, 2015

“Beautiful skin requires commitment, not a miracle.”
Erno Laszlo

I cannot agree more with Mr Erno on his take on beautiful skin. It truly requires great commitment. While some of us may be born with great skin by default, it takes effort to maintain and retain those great genes. Those who aren’t so blessed require greater commitments. But nothing is impossible; it is how much you desire.

I am one who commits much time in maintaining my skin. It takes me about an hour to prepare myself for bed, showering, hair drying and slathering all skin products needed. I may be born with blemish free skin but I have my fair share of problems to deal with. Coping with dry skin took me much time, effort and frustrations as well. I’ve tried countless products and have found some great products. I do not stick to one brand because I believe different products have different strengths and I use them according to my skin’s behavior.

I do not dismiss the possibility of finding greater products in the market even though I already have products that work great for me. There is always room for improvement.

Given the opportunity to try out a new skincare line is something I would not let go but I do read up before I make the decision to try or not to. The thing that convinced me immediately to try ERNO LASZLO’s products even before reading any reviews is simply, AUDREY HEPBURN and MARILYN MONROE! Erno Laszlo is the skincare brand that both stars patronized, that alone is worth a shot!

I was invited to a Facial retreat at a beautiful hotel and met the wonderful EL team that flew all the way from New York to Sunny O Island, Singapore! EL has an extensive range of products that targets different skin types. It has beautiful packaging as well! Premium packaging I would say!

During the facial EL therapist, Judit gave me a full explanation on every step and product that she had picked for my routine. It was such a relaxing session, I almost fell asleep, Judit sure has magic hands really!

I have documented my EL routine into visuals, sectioning them by Cleansing, hydrating, moisturizing and extra care. It is definitely a longer routine as compared to the usual 3 steps routine most of us go through. I am pretty used to long routines so it’s really not a problem for me at all. I feel taking time to take care of your skin is not just a daily routine; it is an overall physical and mental well-being.

Having tried Erno Laszlo products for 2 weeks before I wrote this review is sufficient for me to give some credible response based on my skin’s reaction towards the products.
I must say the products produced a very different kind of texture; it is something that I have not experienced before. I’ll begin with their Signature Soap Bar, I was given two different Soap Bar cleansers, one for day and another for night.

I love the one for night especially, after washing it leaves a thin film of moisture on my skin. That being said, it is entirely different from being oily. To be honest, I was really drawn to the pretty Soap bars but felt it was a little hassle as compared to liquid form cleansers. However, the feeling of massaging a Soap bar onto your face is kind of special, I don’t exactly know how to describe but for me, it is worth the minor hassle.
Here comes my favorite product of the entire range! The Hydar-Theraphy Skin Vitality treatment! It comes in a pack of 4 and would require a mixture of both the powder and liquid. When applied, it gives off a cold and smooth texture.

Erno Laszlo does not have a counter or store in Singapore and now you wonder where to get them?

LUXOLA is the answer!
Luxola is now the exclusive distributor for Erno Laszlo!

You can find the products(here)

If you are interested in the products and would like to know more before purchasing you can read them up on ERNO LASZLO’s SITE (here) or on the LUXOLA’s site(here)

Erno Laszlo has a beautiful place called “THE INSTITUTE” in Soho New York where people get to enjoy facial therapies in pristine ambience. I would totally be there if ever I step foot in New York!

That’s all for my latest beauty review! Take time to take care of you skin everybody!


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hey peeps, I'm here to provide some updates of what's going on and coming up for myself and my store. 

October has been great so far, I've finally gotten a studio of my own, a little space but good enough to get things going. As much as I want to launch my store right away there are still things that I am not satisfied with. I am not one who could make do with problems I know exist, I will try till my death to get it right. I sincerely apologize for the long wait but please stick around, just a little more to go!

November will definitely be a very tiring month for me! I am aiming to launch @storeunda in this month, hopefully everything goes well! And I'll have to get all things prepared before I go on another big trip!

December is gonna be hell lot of fun and adventure for me! I'm tying up with a online store for another exclusive shoot! My team and I have been spending the past one month planning the route, locations and visual directions. We have a lot more to plan, it ain't east but I'm pretty sure it's gonna be good!!! I will reveal the webstore that I am working with when the time is right.

Yup and that's pretty much it! Have a good day!