Happy 3rd Year Anniversary!

Here’s to my longest relationship yet!

 

Thank you for the past 3 years we have spent together.

 It has been the maddest, wildest roller coaster ride I’ve ever been on. We had our ups, then we had our downs… But the end of the day, they are all part of this crazy game we call l-o-v-e. We met each other in an online game. We talked our hearts out, every single day, for months.

You flew down from Australia to see me once, then you decided you’d like to visit every month from then on. Eventually you moved to Singapore altogether, having to leave behind your job as a medical scientist, friends, family, and life in Melbourne. That is undoubtedly the sweetest thing anyone in this world has ever done for me. We moved in together, and started a cake business, totally out of the blue. Built a new profession from ground up with nothing but a cheap $30 hand held mixer, some flour, and a whole lot of determination. Imagine that & where it has gotten us today. Now we’re embarking on a different journey as you’re starting on a new full time job…

Whatever happens, wherever this road takes us – As long as you’re squeezing my hand tightly in yours, we can overcome anything together. Just promise you will never ever let go.

Happy 3 years anniversary DaNang cupcakes and tea!!! luv u long time.

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess

Singapore and Sam’s birthday

My favorite part about the National Day parade is everybody’s favorite part – the fireworks!!!

There’s just something about explosive colors twinkling in the dark night sky that brings out child like wonder from anyone who is looking up at it from down below with glistening eyes.

I think Sam is both lucky, and unlucky that his birthday falls on the same day as our nation’s birthday.

Lucky because he gets a free firework show and everybody seems to be in a happier mood on that day, but unlucky cuz he doesn’t get to go out and have a normal day in Singapore because it’s a public holiday and everywhere is packed off its tits!!!

For his special day this year, the boyfriend got a 3 night stay at Marina Bay Sands (yea, that place never gets old, we sat and watched the fireworks together *_*), a day of shopping and chocolates, among other things. He’s a pretty simple guy to please. Shove Royce chocolates in front of his face and he’s guaranteed to flash you a smile!

Sorry for looking so much worse than usual because I was REALLY tired (been a crazy ass busy week) and I had on minimal make up, apparently not enough to cover up my dark eye circles and tired peepers. I knew I should have put on falsies to make my eyes appear bigger but my eyelids were already heavy enough to begin with!!

Our aerial view of the NDP from MBS. Those people are so near, yet so far!!! I could almost see Lee Kuan Yew with binoculars. Almost.

Happy birthday babe! 26 already. Tsk so old.

I think we’re quite poor thing one. Do so many customized cakes for other people, literally we’ve provided Singapore with hundredssss of cakes… BUT WHERE IS OURS WHEN IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY??

Nobody ever thinks, “Hey, let’s get the customized cake makers customized cakes for their birthdays!” Nope, it’s like how you wouldn’t buy a cobbler a pair of shoes for their birthday. Kinda sad really, because I DO want to receive a customized cake instead of handing it out for once!!! Well, my 21st Birthday is next year in 2013 so if I don’t get one I’m going to punch somebody in the eye. LOL.

I got him this chocolate cake from Marina Bay Sands’ in house bakery, because I know he loves chocolate. I couldn’t possibly bake a cake to surprise Sam because we live in the same house! Surprises are hard to come by these days… The bakery staff weren’t kidding when they said the cake was “extremely rich” because it was 99.9% CREAM and I couldn’t taste a single ounce of cake crumb. It was more accurately a lump of cream instead of “cake”.

I couldn’t even finish a single slice, but at least the Birthday Boy loved it. (or at least he said he did, he’s a pig any way :P)

I thought this candid pic was pretty funny. I’m almost ALWAYS blurred out in candid pictures because I seem to be constantly moving.

Like this. I think this was me clapping my hands in excitement because I’d previously dropped a numbered candle on the floor (OMFG LOL) while walking into the hotel room to “surprise” him with the birthday cake…. then some kind soul came along to pick up the dropped candle and re-lit it after we finished singing the birthday song.

 I got his friends to stick the candles into the cake and apparently it wasn’t deep enough so the number “2″ fell right over. In some of the earlier pictures Sam was posing with a cake that had just “6″ on it @.@


What do you know?

 Less than 10 minutes after I brought my cake in, the Marina Bay Sands staff came in an entourage knocking on our front door singin’ “Happpppyyy Birthdayyy to yoouuu”…… bringing Sam THE EXACT SAME CAKE I JUST BOUGHT FROM THEIR IN HOUSE BAKERY NOT THAT LONG AGO.

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I don’t wanna sound like a cheap bastard, but had I known these fools were going to give us the exact same bloody cake, I wouldn’t have spent over $50 on a small cake that wasn’t even fantastic.

Still, the thought was kind – they heard it was Sam’s birthday and within 30 minutes sent a cake up without us even asking. Yay for excellent service!!! Boo for making the same choice of cake as me. I liken this to turning up to an awards show with your rival wearing the same damn dress. I am threatened of being outshone. *falls to my knees*

HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN TO MEEEE….. *sings Simple Plan*

Thanks to all his awesome friends that made the effort to come down and make Sam’s birthday a special one and for filling our night with tons of laughter and smiles!!!

You brave souls conquered the Singaporean peak hour traffic coming into the city on a public holiday. There is no friendship truer than that. *tears*

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These pictures are not in chronological order lined up with the rest of the post above, but since they’re related Birthdayly activities, I figured I should post them anyway! :)

Buffet lunch with my folks. They had king crabs by the buckets. I died and went to heaven. Bloody zero carbs also – totally guilt free eating… ♥~♥;

Guilt free eating, I reckon, is the BEST kind of eating there is!!! I can’t even enjoy a plate of my own awesome home cooked pasta these days without feeling a tinge of guilt hidden somewhere beneath my gluttony. Urgh.

I know I’ve said this before (hahaha) but Sam has a very childish, (mildly unflattering?) ape like grin. I find it strangely endearing. I know that when I see his monkey grin, it’s not a fake smile!!

My mum got his some headphones for his birthday. I’m not sure why either. But thanks mum.

The view from our hotel room at night – Gardens By The Bay.

 Its amazing how fast Singapore builds itself up…. not that long ago this was just an ugly constructing mess and suddenly now its beautiful. You should see this view when the early morning rays have just softly creeped over the sea water and onto the gardens – captivating. Haven’t actually been there to the gardens yet… I’ll make it a point to the next time!

Hope everyone had a fantastic long weekend and National Day celebration!!!! :*

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess

Shunji Matsuo @ 313 – My Salon Sponsor!

Located at Somerset 313, Shunji Matsuo is a Japanese-influenced salon that I’m happy to say is my new hair salon sponsor!!! :*

I’m very pleased to welcome Shunji Matsuo as my new hair sponsor because I adore their central location. I frequent Somerset 313 for my shopping and dining needs (Namely Forever 21 and Marche!) and it’s so convenient that I can now get my hair done there as well, then proceed to have an awesome day out in town with a fab new hairstyle!

You’ll probably spot Shunji Matsuo from afar because their wacky interior design really stands out among the cluster of other monotonous salons also at Somerset 313.

Huge, brightly colored polkadots are all over their walls! Brings the place to life.

I was pretty nervous about doing my hair here for the first time. I’m sure a lot of people feel the same way before trying out a new hair stylist or salon. They can either make or break your look!

MAKE ME BEAUTIFUL PLEASE!!!!

Upon being seated, I was asked for my choice of beverage to be served, and then Eddie, my stylist for the day, came over to assess my hair and we discussed what I wanted done. I told him that my previous ombre dye job was very faded (which for the record was not done at Shunji Matsuo), and it’s time for a fresh new look!

The last time I did purple and pink ombre, now I want to go full-on bright red. I want my head to be a ball of fire!!!!

I specifically highlighted to him that I want bright red hair, BUT I didn’t want to bleach my hair, because my hair was already dry enough from the previous bleaching and dyeing. Demanding customer yes?? Lol. Want bright color but don’t want to bleach. Eddie took on the challenge and said he’ll do the best he can!

Here I am with some futuristic heat lamp rotating above my head, to set the color. I love and hate salon at the same time. Love them because I am always excited to get a mini make over, but I’m so impatient, sitting for a few hours in a salon absolutely kills me!!!

He used a Matrix red dye for the top part of my head, and an Acid color for my bottom bits! I DIG THAT RED. Reason for 2 different dyes is because he needed a stronger color to wash out the purple / pink that was faded but still evident on my ends. I didn’t question him much about the exact dyes he was gonna use because I decided to take a leap of faith and let him decide what would work best for me.

The red dye comes out so far towards my face because I have a lot of stray baby hair flying about :3

After a few hours and several rounds of tedious coloring, and lots of hair washing (Eddie gives good head massages! ♥_♥)…

Coloring done!

 Now to blow dry my new red hair!!!!!!! About this time I started singing in my head, “I’m sexy and I know it.” LOL.

I like it so much, thank you Eddie!!!! ^_______^

 He’s really quiet but sweet and professional when it comes to doing my hair, making sure I was comfortable and that I liked what he was doing every step of the way. I always prefer male to female hairstylists because I find they’re more gentle with my tresses than girls. I have this theory that male stylists are more gentle because they’re afraid of hurting girls, but female stylists are just gung ho and could care less about brushing your hair too hard / giving you too rough a hair wash. Anybody agrees?!

Before I go on to post a barrage of recent pictures of myself with red hair, I’d like to give a shout out to Shunji Matsuo for doing such a good job. I wasn’t sure of how much I’d like it, but I love the outcome. You’ve earned me about 50 more compliments since I dyed my hair 2 weeks ago ahahaha.

For those of you who are interested, here’s a rough price guide for you to check out! Please don’t ask me about their pricing and approach them directly to find out more about their services and rates instead as it depends on your hair length, which stylist you get, etc :)

Shunji Matsuo Hair Salon @ 313

313 Orchard Road, #03-26,
313@Somerset, Singapore 238895

+65 6238 0226

Email: lovehair@shunjimatsuo313.com.sg

Alternatively, find them on Facebook here.

Do make an appointment in advance and let them know which stylist you want, because it got sooo busy during late afternoon to evening time despite it being a weekday when I was there!

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Ok now to bomb random pictures of me with red hair taken recently!!!!!!!!

CALL ME ARIEL! (lol shameless but I do wish I was a mermaid)

The top park is still darker than my ends because I’d previously bleached the ends, but refused to bleach my top part too just to get it all the same tone.

So it’s technically still ombre, but a single colored ombre style. Definitely digging this more than multi colored ombre because the latter has become just too common now!

It really depends on the lighting as well… some times it looks full on bright red for my whole head, which I LOVE.

I can’t believe Eddie managed to get the top part that red without bleaching!!!

A pic with my cute blog manager, Jayne!

I think dyeing my hair ombre and embracing loud colors was one of my best decisions of 2012. I feel so alive every time I look into the mirror!!!! Even if I’m bored, I don’t look bored. Because how can a person with awesome hair like mine be bored?! Just looking at my own hair keeps me entertained. Only people with boring hair get bored!! *flips hair*

../lol bimbo mode ON.

I actually prefer this fiery red color a lot more to my brown and pink and purple ombre dye, which I also loved, but that was so difficult to match clothes with. I couldn’t wear colorful outfits because I felt like there’s too many different colors going on and I looked like a clown / walking christmas tree. I think red hair goes with pretty much any color, hence I’ve started wearing blues and greens more which I couldn’t even dream of doing with purple AND pink AND brown hair…

Hello! My third ever green dress to exist in my wardrobe. Only $39 from H&M. Gotta love cheap buys.

Ok this is totally random but my mum bought this red Kate Spade jacket recently and I stole it for awhile to take pictures in it – IT’S SO CUTE!!!!!!!!! And, of course, it matches my hair.

I want to wear this around Europe and visit the Eiffel tower in it!! ….Whenever I actually get to go to Europe.

Sam and I at at Universal Studios Singapore’s After Party event recently :)

With bright hair like this you really have to take care not to soak it in water for too long, or all the color is going to come right off! Hence the bun up during my bubble bath. With a good color protecting shampoo and shampooing every 2 days instead of daily…. my hair is still a lovely bright red after 2 weeks ish!!

End of picture spam. Going back to Shunji Matsuo to get a nourishing hair treatment soon to ease my dry hair ends, I can’t wait!!!

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P.S – Totally unrelated content, but I recently made a round of ASOS purchases and accidentally clicked on a few items twice, and ordered more than 1 of each item without realizing, wtf. Don’t ask me how I did that, lol, all I know is I have extra copies of pretty stuff now, so I thought I’d sell em off on my blog instead of letting them rot in my wardrobe as back up pieces!

I’m selling ASOS Shirt Dress in Daisy Print in UK 10 Size



Click here to see me wearing my own piece!

And…

Johnny Loves Rosie Garland Headband – Freesize, velcro adjustment at the back for easy wearing


You can click on the links above for more details about the products. Prices going for very similar as to what is stated on the ASOS website because these brand new items literally just arrived on my door step a few days ago! Can be picked up personally or I can mail it to you.

If you fancy these pretty items, email Shiberty@hotmail.com with subject title ASOS and state your interest! ;)

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess
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