Advertorials | Beatrice Tan




0612 HRS

Moments with Pandora

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Haven't exactly had the time to head down to town for some Christmas shopping as work has been pretty hectic for the past month even. Can't believe how time flew by and within a wink of an eye, it's the last month of the year. Feels a little sad that 2014 is coming to an end but am looking forward at the same time as it's going to be a month of festivities and celebrations!

Speaking about Christmas, I was pretty stoked when I was told to head down to PANDORA to check out their latest Christmas series.

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I personally don't own any PANDORA jewelry and this was the first time I've actually stepped into the store although I've chanced upon it many times back in London and especially during my trip to Denmark, Copenhagen. For those who didn't know, PANDORA is an international Danish jewelry manufacturer founded in 1982 by Per Enevoldsen and was started as a family-run jewelry shop there in Copenhagen before becoming an international brand. Denmark was one of the places I really enjoyed visiting and am still quite amazed by the Danish culture. Besides that, the Danes have impeccable taste and I honestly admire them for taking so much pride in every single thing (be it food, fashion etc) – it's impressive.

Anyway, back to my Christmas shopping experience at PANDORA ;)

I paid a visit to one of their many stores here in Singapore just last week to pick out something for myself and a gift for mummykins. Felt very welcome upon stepping into the store – love the warm lights and how clean, neat the interior was. I always had the impression that PANDORA is best known for their unique charm bracelets and was pleasantly surprised when I saw that they have a wide array of necklaces, watches and designer rings.

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I decided on a set of dangling pearl earrings surrounded with crystals for mummykins and this was from the latest Christmas series. Always thought pearls are quite a lovely design for moms and true enough, mummykins loved it. We both thought this was a classic, elegant and versatile design and definitely perfect for the upcoming festivities!

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Moving on to picking out something for myself and I decided on building a unique charm bracelet for myself ;) Was pretty overwhelmed with the charm choices and I think I probably spent an hour there deciding on the charms for the bracelet. With that said, I must say the sales associates were absolutely patient and very professional in helping me throughout the whole customization process. As it was my first time, I thought three charms would be ideal for starters although I did think that it would be really awesome if I could fill up the entire bracelet – now I understand why so many of my friends are crazy over adding charms to the bracelet, it's addictive!

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Talking about the charms, I picked out two from the Autumn 2014 collection and one from the Christmas 2014 collection (which was recently available in stores) – am guessing you could tell which is from the Christmas series ;) I like the fact that we can customize the bracelets by combining these charms accordingly to your individual style and memories which you hold dear. Each and every charm has its own beauty and style, ranging from sweet ones all the way to classic and edgy ones. I actually thought we might even be able to tell a person's personality or style just by observing her charm bracelet! Plus each charm represents an unforgettable moment in life which you can add as a chapter to your story.

PANDORA jewelry has always been quite an ideal gift for ladies and the extensive range of the jewelry allows your loved ones, friends to constantly expand the collection be it charms, bracelets, rings, earrings and necklaces. I thought the concept behind PANDORA is meaningful as well because each charm can signify a special moment and I'm pretty sure you can find a suitable charm to represent that moment.

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These two gifts were just two of the many designs I've seen in PANDORA and these jewelry definitely make a good choice for gifts in my opinion. I actually saw a couple of guys visiting the store too and well, am pretty sure this will be a good gift to surprise their loved ones!

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My customized PANDORA bracelet <3

Do you know PANDORA has a VIP membership in Singapore? With an accumulation of S$3000 purchase within a span of 6 months, you would be qualified as a PANDORA VIP member and you get to enjoy 15% storewide discount on regular priced items as well as a one-time 20% discount during your birthday month. Besides that, you get invites to promotions and exclusive private events like the one below! This event was organized specially for PANDORA VIPs and it was a private event (specially to introduce PANDORA's  Christmas 2014 collection) held at the newly revamped ION store. Not just shopping, the team prepared special activities for all their guests such as Digital Caricature of guests with their PANDORA bracelets as well as providing names engraving services on Murano glass charms which were all given to the PANDORA VIPs as a personalised gift! There were refreshments served during that evening and even a photobooth for fun photos to keep ;)

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Happy customers for the night ;)

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Pretty gifts for the guests. I'm sure you would enjoy the evening if you were there ;)

All you have to do is to present your original receipts at your preferred PANDORA store and you will be automatically signed up as a VIP member. Besides these exclusive events, VIP members will enjoy 15% discount storewide on regular priced items, a one-time 20% discount during birthday month and other exclusive offers.

Last but not least, for more details of PANDORA and to see the latest Christmas collection, you can hop over to their Homepage or Facebook Page. Merry Christmas in advance and have a merry time shopping for Christmas gifts!

Take part in PANDORA’s Christmas Lucky Dip Promotion while shopping this Christmas! Receive a complimentary jewellery with a minimum spend of $250 nett. Terms and conditions apply. While stocks last. Enquire in-store for more details.




0909 HRS

My Collagen Journey

This entry marks the end of my two-month Collagen journey!

If you have followed the previous two entry-updates on this, you would know that I've started taking the Collagen 5000 Powder two months ago after having the opportunity to be the brand ambassador for BRAND’S® InnerShine® Collagen 5000 Powder ;)

For these two months, I've consumed the collagen powder diligently everyday and it wasn't difficult at all to remind myself to take it because I have always packed in a sachet or two in my bag. It's brilliant that the Collagen 5000 powder is packed in individual sachets and it's absolutely convenient to store, bring along – even for small clutches. It's completely fuss-free and dissolves easily in any liquid and to be honest, it tastes pretty good too.

As the pictures tell below, the Collagen 5000 Powder sachets were always stored in my bag!

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Mixing the Collagen 5000 Powder into mineral water

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It goes really well with fruit juices as well ;)


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Like I've mentioned previously too, many of my friends are in fact taking this beauty supplement regularly and have told me how this beauty regime has helped in improving their skin. I was pretty skeptical at the start but after taking Collagen 5000 powder for two whole months, I think I actually do see a difference in the skin!

I haven't quite noticed it until I started digging out pictures taken two months before to do a comparison.

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I had little bumps in my skin and you could see that I pretty much had quite rough, dull tired looking and looser skin (especially the jaw/chin area) even after putting on makeup.

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I don't know if you can tell the difference, but I thought my skin is tighter, smoother, more supple and not as dull/tired-looking!


Besides mixing the Collagen 5000 Powder with mineral water, there are many other fun (and tasty) ways to take it!

Sharing with you a simple recipe I did with the Collagen 5000 Powder  – A special fruity shake ;D
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You would need juice (I chose apple and mango juice), yoghurt (plain would be best!), your favourite fruits (banana and strawberry for me) and of course, the Collagen 5000 Powder.

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Step 1: Not too much of the juice as this will be mixed into yoghurt and I prefer a creamier yoghurt shake ;)

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Step 2: Mix in the juice with the original yogurt!

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Step 3: Chop your favourite fruits into small slices

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Step 4: Add in a pack of Collagen 5000 Powder

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Step 5: Top it with your favourite sauces, jam etc. Honey will be a good idea too.

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Step 6: Tadah! I added the banana bits into the cup and added a slice of lemon for garnishing.

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Yum yum, It was really tasty by the way ;D

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Besides taking the Collagen 5000 Powder with yogurt, you can consume it with your evening drinks as well! No problem bringing it along to your house parties ;)

Last but not least, BRAND’S® InnerShine® Collagen 5000 Powder is also available online so you can get the set shipped conveniently right to your door step! Exclusive for you guys, receive 5% discount off the launch price promotion of $39 (U.P. $46) by keying in 'ACPNL22' during checkout on BRAND’S E-Store (Validity period: 20th September 2014). If you are keen to try out Collagen 5000 Powder by BRAND’S®, you can purchase the set at an introductory price at S$39 (UPS$46) here

Before I sign off, I thought I should let you know that you could be the next winner to walk away with a gift set by BRAND’S® InnerShine®!
*Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners with the most creative recipes!

Just simply share your own creative recipes on how you would mix the Collagen 5000 Powder OR a specific dish/meal that you would most likely consume the Collagen 5000 Powder with via instagram (with/without the sachet in the picture) and just hashtag #InnerShineSG #collagen5000.

Say hello to better youthful skin and do head over to BRAND’S® InnerShine® FB page to find out more about Collagen 5000 Powder:!




1108 HRS

Beauty Collagen Journey (Part II)


As mentioned in an entry a couple of weeks ago, it's a great privilege to represent BRAND’S® InnerShine® Collagen 5000 Powder and am happy to have stocked up on 3 months worth of Collagen 5000 powder! Thanks to BRAND’S®  InnerShine® , I received the packs before my Europe trip and have started on the collagen journey since then.
Have been here in Europe, in London to be exact, for about two weeks. Have signed up for four summer classes, with a mixture of business and fashion topics and so far I've completed three. The classes are basically from Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm, so weekdays are pretty much packed and now I wish I have spaced out the classes so that I can take some time off the weekdays to tour around London.  Have gotten used to the time difference and have sort of formed a routine ever since I came here. Not a very exciting routine to begin with because most days I'll be in the academy, but here's what I will do:
1. Alarm goes off at around 8am and I tend to snooze to 8.30am
2. Head to the kitchen to gulp down a cup of water (was told that gulping down a cup of warm water- best with lemon, first thing in the morning will help to flush out toxins)
3. Turn on my laptop to play my usual songs
4. Head to the shower and start preparing
5. Breakfast while I do some surfing, check my emails etc
6. Prepare a bottle of water before i leave the apartment (This is when I'll add in a sachet of BRAND’S® InnerShine® Collagen 5000 Powder)
7. Get a cup of coffee along the way
8. Time for summer class

In fact most of the time I'm in a rush, so it's really convenient to bring along a couple of BRAND’S® InnerShine® Collagen 5000 Powder sachets and what I will do is to add the powder in later.

Like I've mentioned previously, I had comments saying that I looked tired, haggard although I've been diligently following my skincare routine everyday. I suppose it was the lack of sleep, the diet, the stress in a way etc and I guess it's time to work on the inner-beauty regime. In fact, I'm really thankful to be on board as the brand ambassador for BRAND’S® InnerShine® Collagen 5000 Powder and have this chance to try this. I had a meeting previously with the Cerebos team to understand about the Collagen 5000 Powder, the ingredients, the benefits and I'm actually quite excited to see what this collagen powder can do to my skin. No doubt ample rest, healthy diet play a huge part but I'm convinced that BRAND’S® InnerShine® Collagen 5000 Powder will be a great boost that will help improve the skin.

Well, not too much on the ingredients but i thought you might like to know that the Collagen 5000 Powder brings together the nature's best 5Cs to nourish the skin for beauty maintenance namely Collagen, Vitamin C, Green Tea Catechin, Rice Ceramide and Acerola Cherry. The Collagen 5000 Powder doesn't have a fishy taste in my opinion and instead, it has this sweet-smell, a faint cherry taste and I personally like it when added to just still water or in my yoghurt.

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Adding it to my yoghurt, yum!
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And of course, water too.
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The Collagen 5000 powder easily dissolved after a few shakes and I would slowly sip throughout the day during lesson.

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The Collagen 5000 powder has became one of the daily beauty essentials and to be honest, I haven't been getting much sleep due to the summer classes and the 'homework' we had to do every night. Am quite glad that I'm taking this beauty drink (those late nights!!) and it certainly helped to maintain the skin elasticity and improve the condition of my skin. Somehow I felt that the skin is pretty healthy and zits seldom form after taking the Collagen 5000 powder!

As I'm writing this post, it has already been four weeks into the Collagen journey. I actually enjoy taking the Collagen 5000 Powder everyday as I thought it tastes quite good when the powder is mixed with water. It's not sweet-tasting and very easy to drink at the same time. I love how fuss-free the packaging is and it's quite hard to miss taking it everyday as I tend to bring along a couple of sachets in my bag (they are practically weightless!).

I personally feel that the condition of the skin has improved in terms of tiredness & elasticity. I actually thought that the skin was firmer after taking the Collagen 5000 Powder for consecutive 28 days and now I'm more motivated to take it longer and see what the Collagen 5000 Powder will do to the skin in another 28 days!

Some pictures of the skin below after taking the Collagen 5000 powder for 28 days

Not too sure if you can tell but I do feel that the skin has improved and not as tired-looking as before!  

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Really very excited to compare the difference when I've completed the 3-month collagen Journey! Stay tuned and I'll definitely be sharing more – will try to snap more pictures ;)

For now, what's exciting is that BRAND’S® InnerShine® has introduced a special contest!  You can simply post a photo on your Instagram / Facebook of what beauty means to you, with the following caption:

“Beauty is/means ______________________. Innershine Collagen 5000 Powder helps me in my beauty ritual as ____________________________. #innershinesg #collagen5000”

Best 3 entries will win a $100 InnerShine® hamper!
Contest ends 3rd September 2014.

Once again if you are keen to try out Collagen 5000 Powder by BRAND’S®, find out how you can redeem a complimentary sachet or purchase the set at an introductory price at S$39 (UPS$46) here

BRAND’S® InnerShine® Collagen 5000 Powder is available online so you can get the set shipped conveniently right to your door step! Exclusive for my readers, receive 5% discount off the launch price promotion of $39 (U.P. $46) by keying in 'ACPNL22' during checkout on BRAND’S E-Store (Validity period: Until 20th September 2014).

Don’t forget to head to BRAND’S® InnerShine® FB page to find out more and get updates on Collagen 5000 Powder:!


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  A couple of weeks before I came to Europe, I was invited to a beauty talk organized by one of the most reputable and established beauty clinics in Singapore – The Sloane Clinic. It was well-organized with the aim of introducing some of the latest advancements in the beauty industry.  Held at the Marriot Hotel for the first time, The Sloane Clinic has specially invited well-known plastic surgeons and aesthetic doctors all the way from Korea to join the Singapore team to unveil the techniques behind the concept of an ideal Asian face (pictures below).

The workshop was very comprehensive and educating in terms of beauty, and I was pretty impressed with how advanced these beauty technologies are nowadays! Topics covered during the talk included transforming faces and enhancing looks using the latest cosmetic surgery techniques non-invasive treatments and I think you can easily find solutions to almost all beauty problems!

I personally am quite neutral toward the idea of plastic surgery but I do believe in undergoing these invasive procedures when necessary. Understand it’s another idea when it comes to determining the term ‘necessary’ but in my personal opinion, it refers to correcting certain areas/parts which have always bothered one deep inside and affected the confidence and outlook of life – which I guess only us ourselves will know it.  Again, I think courage is another thing and I do think people who undergo plastic surgery are pretty courageous people to begin with.

It’s also important to find a trustable clinic and a doctor who is fully understands what one is looking at correcting.  (In my opinion, communication between one and the plastic surgeon is of utmost importance – eg. Language, as it’s going to be a life-changing change!). Have learnt that the definition of beauty in different races is very different and there is in fact, a trend in beauty as well. (eg The arched eyebrow-look was very popular back then and recently, the Korean straight eyebrow-look is in the trend.)

’m not very familiar with the plastic surgeons in Singapore, but I do know that The Sloane Clinic Plastic Surgery Centre is one of the reputable ones out there. We got to meet Dr Tan Ying Chien – Consultant Plastic Surgeon from The Sloane Clinic Plastic Surgery Centre who shared about ‘The secrets of a beautiful face’ and he is also known for the below three surgeries:

1.    Double eyelid surgery (Upper Blepharoplasty)
2.    Eyebag removal surgery (Lower Blepharoplasty)
3.    Facial contouring using Restylane hyaluronic acid fillers `- hyaluronic fillers is a safe procedure and can help to contour, enhance your facial features and improve your overall appearance.

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Double Eyelid Surgery   (Upper Blepharoplasty)

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(Lower Blepharoplasty)

As mentioned above as well, the non-invasive aesthetic treatments/techniques have changed and improved tremendously and it does seem like we can very easily find solutions to target the beauty issues we have always been very bothered about.  For myself, I do think I have problems with a big fat face, wide jaw (boohoo) and tear tough – whereby the area under my eye is hollow. Yes, I’ve pretty serious dark circle issues and I can’t live without my concealer.

Sat in to listen to a talk by Dr Chua Han Boon, a medical consultant from The Sloane Clinic and he shared about some treatments he specializes in to tackle problems that are commonly faced by many. Here are some of the issues that commonly surfaced:

1.    Uneven Skin Tone
–    For pigmentation, brown scars: Divine Whitening Program
–    Improvements in pigmentation, pores, texture, tone: Brilliant Skin Program –    Acne: Purifying Program

2.    Irregular Texture: Luminous Skin Program  

3.    Dry & Shrivelled Skin 
-    Dark eye circles, fine lines around undereye: Eye Revival Program 
-    Revitalift: Replenishes

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There are many more treatments that The Sloane Clinic offers and do click Here to find out more!




0506 HRS

Police – My game, My rules

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Eyewear to me is probably one of the most practical accessory one could carry. All thanks to Police eyewear, I had a brand new pair of shades (seen above) to bring to Korea just two weeks ago and it came in handy for the Sunny and cooling weather there!

A couple of weeks earlier on, I actually headed down to the office to take a look at the range of eyewear by Police and I was particularly interested in the above model (model S8299) which I'm sure you have seen it around – one of the most classic models of Police eyewear! You might have also seen it on posters around whereby it features Neymar, the international footballer and budding style icon and Police's classic blue shades! In case you are wondering who is Neymar, he's the new face of Police 2014 eyewear and he is the most talked about personality with Champions League and FIFA World Cup 2014. Neymar Jr’s partnership with Police marks the coming together of two of the biggest icons of the season.

I was delighted to know that I could bag home a pair of shades of my choice and that would definitely have to be the above model! Love the style, the shape and I had such a hard time deciding which colour I should get because it came in four absolutely gorgeous shades. Settled for the gold shade in the end because most of my accessories are gold in colour and I could definitely pair this pair of shades easily with most of my outfits. Additionally, I really like how sturdy this pair of shades is, given its lightweight. You might also be interested to know that it's made of metal and polarized, mirror lens!

Police is definitely a brand that speaks of street style with that slight hint of rebellion. Inspired by American “on the road” spirit, its brand personality is aggressive, non-conformist and even a little hedonistic. You will be surprised to know that Police has created in time a wide-ranging lifestyle concept over the years, which now includes perfumes, watches, jewellery, small leather goods and apparel – Police eyewear is known to be a fashion statement accessory for many!

More pictures of this classic pair of shades.
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Police Eyewear has introduced a couple of unique,exciting campaigns this year and for now, I do urge you guys to participate in this special lucky draw contest because you get to walk home with an exclusive model for Police Eyewear! Purchase any Police Eyewear and get a chance to win a Police Timepiece. Lucky Draw is between 14th April to 13th July and there are 13 watches to be given away which means you stand a high chance to receive it!

To join, all you have to do is the fill up a quick form at this link HERE.
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The classic model (S8299)

Besides that, an exciting Police Eyewear instagram contest is going on!

You can easily participant by instagramming a photo of yourself in an outfit that you think would go well with Police eyewear! You don't have to purchase nor do you need to wear any eyewear, but just casually sharing with your followers your outfit which you would love to pair your Police Eyewear with. Simply just hashtag #skpoliceneymar to participate and contest is from 2nd June to 13 July!

Prizes are really attractive because the Police Eyewear team will select a winner each week! Winner will be announced on every Monday on Police Eyewear's official facebook page and the winner gets to walk away with a brand new pair of Police eyewear (the newest model still, more below)!

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Featuring the model S1823 – an Asian fit and it's one of the latest models in town too. In fact, I do adore the fit of Police Eyewear and I'm sure you will like it too. Here's a shot of the other pair I own!

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Don't hesitate anymore and start hashtagging your outfit photos – all the best guys!

P.S: Click HERE for more information.