Friday, September 28, 2012

Singtel's LTE Speed (Singapore)

Hello Readers !

As promised, I am here to share with you the speed of the LTE network of Singtel (my mobile service provider) in Singapore!

If you are wondering, LTE is actually the short form for Long Term Evolution.

Here's a short video I made showing the speed of the LTE using my iPhone5 :

P.S. I have zero knowledge of video editing ! Apologies for any boredness caused.

(a picture tells a thousand words, a video tells a million words!)

More information:
This video is taken when I am at home. I am staying in the east side of Singapore btw!
Time indicated on phone

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Hope this is helpful !

Thanks for popping by folks !


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Unbox-ing the iPhone 5

Hello Readers ! 

Sorry for not updating this space for so long ! Schedule had been really tight for me .

Thanks for those who periodically return here to check for any updates I had . (I saw the view counts!) Appreciated for your time.

You may or may not know this, but yes, I have bought the newly released iPhone 5 in white 32GB . :)

So, I thought of sharing with you guys my thoughts of the iPhone 5  .

P.S. I am not a tech expert ! Just a layperson's thoughts and opinions :D

Here we go:

No changes in the packaging of the iPhone 5. Still the usual sleek box .

Here are all the items within the box !

When the box is opened, the phone is right on top .

The iPhone 5 with iOS6

The new design Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic 

A different design from the usual earphones !

Description from
"It’s designed with three microphones: one on the front, one on the back and one on the bottom. The front and back mics work together to achieve beamforming — a technique that helps iPhone focus on sound from the desired location for clearer audio. New noise-cancelling technology reduces background noise. So when you hold iPhone up to your ear in a loud room, you hear what matters most: the voice on the other end."

The USB Power Adapter

Looks pretty much the same to me as compared to the USB adapter of the previous iPhone models.

The Lightning to USB Cable

I did a comparison of the new lightning cable to my iPad's (3rd gen) 30-pin cable
(I lost my iPhone 3GS's cable D:)

Length wise
 - The lightning cable is slightly longer than the 30-pin cable as shown below.

Size wise
- the USB of the lighting cable is smaller than the 30-pin cable

[left - Lightning Cable, right - 30-pin Cable]

A close up on the connector of the lighting cable

The lighting connector is reversible hence it fits either way ! Thumbs up for that !

Not forgetting there are the usual documentations of the phone too !

Difference between my new phone and my previous phone

[left - iPhone 5, right - iPhone 3GS]

As you (may) already know, the iPhone 5 is Taller , Thinner , Lighter that the previous iPhone models.

The iPhone 5 uses a completely new (size) SIM card 
The Nano-SIM.

Yes, I re-contracted with Singtel (a mobile service provider) in Singapore.

After introducing the items in the box, let us take a closer look at the physical of the iPhone 5.

Top of the iPhone 5
A significant change ! No more earphone jack at the top (WHERE IS IT NOW? Read on!)

Left side of the iPhone 5
Usual volume +/- and the mute shortcut buttons.

Bottom of the iPhone 5

Yet to remove the default protector as I am still waiting for the screen protector I purchased online to arrive !

Speaker , Lightning connector port, and the earphone jack (SO IT'S HERE)

Right side of iPhone 5
with only the slot for the nano-sim card.

Back of the iPhone 5

When the lightning connector is plugged in.

When both the lightning connector and earpods are plugged in.

Yes, the iPhone 5 is indeed sleek and elegant and it look awesome when placing it either on the table or when holding.

BUT ! Something surprised me . 

I don't know if you can tell from these two pictures . But , there's a minor (SUPERMINOR but it's still sighs!) chip-off at the bottom left corner of my iPhone 5 . It got chip-off on Day-2 of my usage ! Kinda disappointing I would say . D:


If you are planning on getting an iPhone 5, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you to get a SILICON casing BEFORE purchasing the phone SO THAT your iPhone 5 will be protected immediately .

Well, this is just a physical thing. It depends on individual views whether physical or the specs are more important. In my view, I can always get a casing to protect my phone or to cover any flaws ! :D

More information about iPhone5 can be obtain from the Apple Official Website 

I hope this post is helpful!

I will be sharing the speed of the LTE network soon !

Thanks for reading ! :)


Monday, September 10, 2012

RedMArt Singapore's Online Grocery Store

[brief review]

I came across this Online Grocery Store at my nuffnang adverts on my sidebar and out of curiosity, I went to visit this online store.

To my surprise, this online grocery store sells a wide selection of products ranging from basic necessities such as household products to products for your pets !


This online grocery store named RedMart is based in Singapore and offers FREE shipping (in Singapore) when you spent above S$75.00.

Edit 28 Feb 2016: "If you are a first time customer, you can enjoy free delivery above $30. If you are a returning customer, you can enjoy free delivery above $49. Given our selection of over 25,000 products, it shouldn’t be hard to qualify for free delivery. In the event that you are below the free delivery minimum, we charge a flat fee of $7."

The web layout is very user friendly, I can easily navigate my way through the products and the faqs etc ! Thumbs up !

Try navigating your way through to experience an online grocery shopping experience !

Loves online shopping ? Why not shop online for grocery as well !

RedMart . click click done .

Edit: This is my coupon code -> RedMartCouponCode . Click this link to sign up and get a $10 credit !

Sunday, September 09, 2012

September BellaBox



Received my September Bellabox today !
Thanks aramex (the courier delivery company) for delivering the surprise to my doorstep :)

I was out having dinner at Paradise Dynasty, ION Orchard, when the delivery man called up. It was abit of a hassle but I'll skip all that details as nevertheless, I've received my Sept BellaBox !

Here it is :)

Comes in the usual box, this time, peach in colour. :)
(July's box was beige in colour)

I am very happy with this month's BellaBox as most of the items are what I needed to treat my skin ! Glad that I could try some products out before making a decision to invest in a full size one . :)

These are the products in this month's BellaBox .


The products are packed in this translucent mesh bag . Neat !


Product introduction: Caudalie has combined the cleansing and moisturising process with their soothing cleansing water. One step and all traces of makeup are removed while your skin is left radiant, bright and hydrated. Unbelievably gentle, it's suitable for even the most sensitive skin.

When I first read the product description, this phrase caught my interest. REMOVES ALL TRACES OF MAKEUP. I then read the "how to use" part and it says:

Apply morning and evening, with a cotton pad. No need to rinse.


I am always keen to try out products that claim to be multi-purpose hoping to find one which actually works as claimed. Plus, I am a total newbie when it comes to cleansing water. Was glad to receive this in my BellaBox ! 

Full size product :
S$35.00 for 200ml


(a) S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum - 10ml
(b) Moisturizing Matifying Fluid - 1ml
(c) Moisturizing Sorbet - 1ml

Product  introduction : Caudalie's range of hydrating liquids and serums includes patented ingredients, and organic grape water, to transform each skin type into the soft, brilliant skin it deserves to be. Each product in the range is formulated for a different skin classification. You're sure to find the right one for you!

The unique names given to the products in this range caught my attention ! Thirsting Quenching . My skin is definitely thirsty ! (I have dry/combination skin urghh)

Full size product :
(a) S$67.00 for 30ml
(b) S$52 for 40ml
(c) S$52 for 40ml


Product  introduction  : No one goes deeper for a global whitening efficacy. By targeting melanin at its source, deep within your skin, and stops its creation biologically, this Lotion fights dark spots, dullness and yellowish skin tone. For all skin types, even sensitive.

FIGHTS DARK SPOTS :O I needed product of this purpose to lighten my spots from past breakouts. Now I get to try this out ! Thanks BellaBox :)

Full size product :
S$49.00 for 200ml

 (4) RIMMEL - Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer - Full Size
(in 250 Emerald Sparkle)

Product  introduction : Sexy, edgy, trendsetting: these are all words that define the Rimmel brand whose British past includes providing perfume to Royalty. They have the chicest supermodel in the world representing their brand (Kate Moss) and wearing their products. Try the legendary Rimmel brand on for size and see if you don't feel some of the impeccably-cool vibe rubbing off on you.

A full-size product ! An Eye Definer pencil that is retractable :)

At the other end, there is this smudge brush.

Behind the smudge brush, there is a sharpener!
How cool is that?

Retractable tip.

Didn't have an eye liner that is green in colour before . A new try for me :)


Product introduction : The formulas within these beautiful ampules has the power to restore skin's youth and vigor, slow down aging and provide a flawless base before makeup application that helps it stay on throughout the day. The secret is a concentration of highly active ingredients that work from the inside out.

The ampule was bubbled wrap ! (Y)

Full size product :
1 box contains 5 ampules for S$95.00

Not forgetting !

There's a Voucher entitled to
1) Premium Deep Pore Cleansing Facial; OR
2) Luxurious Relaxing Massage

for S$18.00!

I'll definitely go for a try :)

That's all for my September BellaBox


Here's my personal link to be subscribed to BellaBox ! :) 


Sunday, September 02, 2012

September VanityTrove Fall In Love

My first official monthly Vanity Trove !

Fall In Love 

What's in this long awaited trove ?

1. Beauty Buffet Facial Mask 

Product description: Indulge in a sumptious feast for your skin! This Beauty Buffet Mask's unique recipe is made up of Apple Extract - an antioxidant to help stimulate aging skin cells & refine skin texture, as well as as restorative Evening Primrose Extract to help repair & protect damaged skin, and Glycine to help retain moisture. Skin regains the softness and suppleness of youth and appears more refined. Natural botanical extracts - Algae, Aloe Vera and Cucumber also help to moisturise and nourish skin. Enjoy!

Sold exclusively at Watsons.

Natural ingredients !  Yet to try it out, definitely will try it out :)

2. Morilins Facial Therapy Mask

Product description: 

I had tried this mask and sad to say, my skin does not absorb the serum well . My skin felt sticky after application and the stickyness did not go away even after I wipe my face with a wet cloth. 

I had concluded that this mask does not suit my skin but I will/do not mind giving other types of mask from this brand a try before concluding that the brand is not suitable for me.

3. Leaders Hydrogel Eye Therapy Patch

Received one of this mask in my Watson's Edition VanityTrove , tried it , and love it !

Was glad to receive another one in my September Trove ! :)

This eye mask stayed in place hence allowing me to do my stuff  as per normal when in the process of application ! (I do not need to lie down to make sure the eye mask does not slip off.)

Didn't see any distinct results after that first use. Will use the second mask soon and decide if I'll purchase this product :)

4. Princess Pinki Magic Pink Cream

Product description: Princess Pinki Magic Pink Cream is your dream come true for instant pinkness that last all day long. Princess Pinki gives you rosy pink cheeks and lips without make up. Say good bye to constant application of blusher and lipstick and unsightly brown nipples. Being beautifully pink forever is no longer a fantasy. Princess Pinki is every girl's dream come true.

This product claim that the pinkness will last for 1 to 3 days and is waterproof. Interesting .

5. Oilum Hydro-Rebalance Collagen Exfoliating Scrub Bar

A facial soap cleanser. 

I have never use a soap cleanser before ever since I started using cleanser for my face . A perfect opportunity for me to try it out ! Thanks VanityTrove :)

6. Montagne Jeunesse Deep Pore Cleansing Masque

Received one mask from the same brand in my Watson's Edition VanityTrove.

A vegetarian clay mask ! Love the natural ingredients and how easy the spreading is ! I am ready to try this second mask out soon :)

7. DKNY Eau So Intense fragrance

The 1.5ml sample comes in a spray bottle for easy application :)

8. Rimmel Colour Show Off Lipstick - 210 Pink Fame
(I had no idea why this picture is rotated and I can't seem to rotate it back D: )

 A full size product ! Yet to try but the packaging looks awesome ! Metalic Pink ! :D

9. Essie Nail Polish - 735 Hot Coco

[will update with photo]

Full size product !

10. Complimentary RF Skin Rejuvenating Facial w/ GLOW aesthetics 
(Again, I had no idea why this pic is rotated either :O)

Free facial ?! #awesomenessmax

11. Workshops 

The Sally Hansen Nail Care Nail Art Workshop.

I am looking for someone to attend this workshop together with me !

It costs $38 per person inclusive of a $100 goodie bag !

Please send me a twitter message if you want to attend too !

Another workshop !

The New Ageless Skincare Workshop.

I'll have to give this workshop a pass as I won't be free on the week the workshop is scheduled.

Interested in signing up for a monthly trove of surprises? 

Click here .

Thanks for reading !