Thursday, June 4, 2015

Sudio Sweden


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About Sudio

Sudio is a Swedish lifestyle brand which produces elegant earphones and offers studio quality sound. The name Sudio comes from an incident when one of the founders spotted musician Phil Collins in New York having problems with his headphones. With the frustration of not yet being able to offer any better alternative to Phil, the only words he could out were: “trust me I know the feeling”, as they shared eye contact. The name Sudio is a homage to the Phil Collins song 'Sussudio' and the determination of succeeding with the venture rendered from the bitter sweet anecdote.

When Sudio first contacted me and asked if I would be keen together to work with them, I was like wait, what and who is Sudio? A simple google search led me to their website and I was amazed by the earphones they were selling on their website. Their designs are classy and sophisticated, yet minimalistic at the same time. I decided to read about some of the reviews and saw that many people enjoyed using Sudio and mentioned that the sound quality was superb. Of course, I then jumped at the opportunity to work with them!

Their brand representative asked me to choose from their range of designs, and the Klang caught my attention almost immediately. I love white & gold, so this colour combination together is PERFECT for me. Plus, all the past earphones I used were either from Apple or those cheapo $5 kind from flea markets. I was actually super excited to try out these ones. The earphones arrived within less than a week and when I opened the package, my jaw literally dropped because I loved the packaging so much. 

Currently, Sudio has only two products; Klang and Två. Klang is designed for the iOS system and thus works best on the iPhone while the latter, Två, features one button only to fit all devices. As an iPhone user, I went with the Klang of course!

This was what I received:
I love the fact that the Klang comes with extra sleeves in different sizes, meaning that if you have smaller/bigger earholes, there will be sleeves to cater to your needs! I also love the fact that it comes with the leather case! I've always just chucked my earphones inside my bag and they get all tangled up. Bu with this case, it makes things much easier for me, also, it's so pretty!
It also comes with the instructions, guarantee certificate and owner's manual.
I gave the earphones a try the minute I opened my package, and I must say I am pretty impressed by the sound quality. You may think I'm saying this because I'm sponsored but no, trust me! I love how I basically can't hear anything else except my music when the earphone is in my ear. Like literally, I can't hear ANYTHING else. When I used my previous Apple earphones, I had to blast my music really loudly if I didn't wanna hear the MRT 'doors closing' sound or the bell sound on the bus. But with this, I don't even have to blast my music. Also, I love that the Klang delievers a natural bass without compromising the high tones. It lets you experience a true representation of the artist's recording.

The Klang comes in 4 different colours, but like I said, I love white & gold so of course I had to pick that!



Shipping is always free when you purchase through their website. Normal delivery time is within 24 hours for shippings within Sweden and 2-5 days for international shipments. Courier may vary depending on the specified destination.

It retails at SGD$75 but I can assure you that it is worth the money that you pay because this product is of high quality, and is one of a kind!

For my readers only,  use the code "Isabella15" for 15% off your order, also, there's FREE SHIPPING worldwide!

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Instagram: @SudioSweden
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sudiosweden
Official Website: www.sudio.se

I hope you enjoyed this post, and once again, a big Thank You to Sudio Sweden for sending me the Klang. I love it to bits and have been using it everyday now :')

Happy shopping!

Love,
Bella

Saturday, May 30, 2015

contactlens.sg


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About contactlens.sg

Having served thousands of customers from their retail shops in Malaysia, Contactlens now bring their years of experience and rock bottom prices to their online customers. They aim to be the cheapest and fastest contact lens supplier in Singapore and Malaysia. 

One unique feature about contactlens.sg is that the website allows you to place monthly subscription to your contact lenses. This means that your contact lenses will be sent to you on a fixed interval. 

What are the benefits of this?

1. Hassle-free
You don't have to travel to a shopping mall to buy your contact lenses, you simply receive them in your mailbox!

2. Affordable prices
Enjoy up to 18% on top of the already reduced prices, which is between 15-50% cheaper than retail price

3. Certainty
You will never run out of contact lenses, and delivery is guaranteed to be within 3-7 working days after payment is made.

If it is your first time trying contact lenses or if you are not interested in monthly subscriptions, you can purchase them individually without subscribing, which is what I do!

What are the brands available on contactlens.sg? 


For me, I enjoy using Acuvue One Day Define lenses which were very kindly sent to me by contactlens.sg! 


Doesn't contactlens.sg make it much easier for you to purchase your lenses? 

For my readers only,  you can use the coupon code "Isabella10" for 10% off your purchase when you check out!

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Hope you found this post useful and happy shopping!

Love,
Bella

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Salon De Choix


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Went back to my salon sponsor, Salon De Choix yesterday to touch up my growing roots, treatment, and a hair cut that I've wanted for quite awhile now! And I'm very pleased with the results!! Hehe, thank you Chester once again, for always leaving my hair in such good condition :')

I didn't blog about the previous time I went there, but I did soft rebonding because I was so sick of my wavy hair. Soft rebonding has made my hair so much smoother and manageable. No doubt it is straighter, but I can always curl it with my own curler as and when I want to. 

This was the result:
However, I wasn't really happy with the cut/length as I wanted something completely different from how I look. I've had long hair for so many years now and it's gotten to a point where I feel like I need a bigger change in my appearance. And also, girls like IAMKARENO (youtuber) and Kiko Mizuhara (model) made me wanna cut my hair so bad!!! I saved a lot of their photos in my phone cuz I wanted to show my hairdresser what hairstyle I wanted.

IAMKARENO:

Kiko Mizuhara:

So, I decided to go for it, although a tad bit longer as I wanted to be safe! Even though quite a few of my friends told me not to.. :(

Got my hair dyed a darker tone of ash/warm brown!
And then treatment and a haircut:
I'd like to say I love it a lot!! I feel like a different person hehehehe!

I guess change is only constant and hair will always grow! I can't wait to see what looks I can pull off with this hair :) I'm thinking of dying it a whacky colour next time HAHA, like purple or something. 

Just for my readers, remember to quote 'ISABELLA' for 15% off all chemical services



Salon De Choix is located at:
3 Killiney Road #01-06 Winsland House 1 (Opposite KPO/Orchard Central)

Love,
Bella

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Graduation - Class of 2015


I'VE FINALLY GRADUATED FROM NGEE ANN POLY! *waves hand & throws confetti* 

Bear with me please because I have a lot to say.

Well, for starters, I wish I could say that the past 3 years in Ngee Ann were three of the BEST years of my life but I won't because I'd be lying if I said so. I will elaborate on this later in the post heh.

I actually feel really sad because I can't believe my poly life has ended. I didn't expect 3 years to pass by so quickly, but I'm thankful for the handful of friends that I've made in NP and also, my super super caring lecturers who've always wanted nothing but the best for us. I graduated with a Diploma with Merit in Business Studies and I also received a book prize! :B

Do I regret leaving CJC and coming to Ngee Ann? 

HELL NO. 

Poly life has equipped me with the fundamental skills and knowledge that I need as a business student. Would I have been able to learn all these in JC? No. I took modules like Business Management, Principles of Marketing, Business Communication & Organisational Behaviour, which has taught me a lot about the basics of business. We take Bcomm from Year 1 - 3. I must say that this module is one of the most enriching modules I've taken because they drill us on things like interviewing skills, impromptu speeches, dining/networking etiquette and boardroom presentations. I honestly think I've become more confident and better at presentations thanks to this module. And did I mention that we had to take a module entirely based on Microsoft Excel in year 1 too? If I hadn't taken this module, I would have died during internship because my internship required me to work a lot on MS Excel. Also, our IS (Interdisciplinary Studies) mods have given me a chance to learn about things that are not related to biz. For example, I took Art & Design in Year 2 and Food & Culture in Year 3. We also had this module called World Issues: A Singapore Perspective (WISP) in Year 3 which equipped me with understanding on current affairs & major global issues. As someone who hardly reads the newspaper, I found this module super useful and eye opening. 

My specialisation, Human Capital Management, has also taught me a lot about HR. I scored A with Distinction for my entire core HR modules heheh. Of course, credit goes out to my awesome tutors and a little bit of hardwork from myself la haha. I did my 6 months internship at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) under the Human Resource, Gaming Ops department. I had the most enjoyable time during internship because I learnt so much. I had the best supervisor, department, team and group of friends working in the same company as me. What more could I have asked for? I got to conduct recruitment drives and interviews, which were things I was very keen in doing under the HR aspect. I had the chance to organise team/birthday lunches and a Christmas party. I also had the chance to go for the Halloween Horrors Night preview and an induction tour of all the hotels in RWS. I would tell you everything that I did/got a chance to do but it's private information so I can't give it out here. All in all, my internship experience gave me a glimpse of what the working world is like. It has also fueled my interest in HR and reassured me that this is a field that I would enjoy working in in the future. So, thank you RWS & NP for this wonderful opportunity :')

If you're wondering why I mentioned above that I can't say my past 3 years in NP were the best, it’s because I didn't make use of all the opportunities I was presented with during my time here. And this is the biggest regret that I have to take away with me. 

If I could rewind and go back in time, I would have changed my poly life:

1. I would have made the effort to make friends

I left NP with a handful of good friends, mostly those that I met during my internship. We were in the same school & course for 3 years, but we only became friends during internship. Hahaha. Nonetheless I'm still thankful I had the opportunity to become friends with my RWS babies because without them, I probably wouldn't have been able to go on a grad trip and I wouldn't have wanted to go for graduation. 

Besides my intern friends, I also made a few good girlfriends (shoutout to you girls Pris, Yi Hua, Jo, Nasiha) who stuck with me from Year 1 - 3. We were in the same project group every semester and we always scored As for our projects hehehe :p without them, I wouldn't have been able to have done well for my group projects. So thank you so much girls, for being a part of my NP journey :')

I feel that I could have made more friends that I could have forged closer friendships with. I have a lot of hi-bye friends that I see a lot of potential in becoming good friends with. However, I didn't make the effort to form these friendships because my main priority was my ex-bf & friends who were not in NP back then hahaha. 

2. I would have joined a CCA & attended more camps in school

This bad habit started in Year 1. I only went for the first day of BAOC (freshman camp, btw). I thought I was too cool for camps lah ok, so I skipped the rest of the 2 days. Turns out, many people made a lot of friends during this 3-day camp, so I was a loner on the first day of school heh. If I could turn back time, I would have went for all 3 days of BAOC.

I had a CCA in year 2 but I stopped going after a few weeks because I got lazy. The only reason why I joined in the first place was because of CCA points. If I could go back in time, I would have picked a CCA that I had interest in, and go for it regularly. Maybe even take up an ex-co position like vice president or president. Sadly I didn't, and I regret because I know of friends who made many many good friends from their ccas. And of course besides friendship, it helps and looks good on your uni application too ;)

3. I would have gone on Overseas Exchange Programmes / Overseas Trips

One of my biggest regrets in poly would be not attending any overseas trip :( 

I really wish I had though because I would have gotten the chance to learn and experience a lot more. In Year 1, some of my course mates went to China for an overseas immersion programme, but I didn't go. I wanted to attend iDare camp also but because I didn't have a lot of friends, so I was shy and thus didn't apply lol. I wish I went because I saw pictures and it looked so fun :( If you guys have the chance, please go for these camps. Not only do you get to learn new things/experience new culture etc., you get to bond and make friends!!! 

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Looking back, I regret not making the best out of my time in NP. Unfortunately, I can't go back in time to rewrite the past. But what I can do is offer these words of advice and hope that you bear them in mind as you embark on your polytechnic journey, be it in Ngee Ann or the rest of the polys.

Before I end, I must add that Ngee Ann is a wonderful school with awesome students and lecturers :) I will definitely miss climbing up the hill sweating like mad, buying fried carrot cake and ice milo every morning before tutorial, block 50, taking the shuttle bus even if its just one stop away, walking up the escalator to makan place because some idiot always switches if off, the food (my favourite Henry's western & lemon chicken rice at poolside, chicken heaven at Makan Place and ayam pangang at Munch), the gym (even though I don’t exercise), the lecture halls and tutorial classrooms (I can't believe I'm saying this haha), the atrium (my fav place to study/do projects), sneaking food up to the library and getting scolded, staying back in school after tutorials to do our projects, lecturers who have taught me from Year 1 to 3, and most importantly my friends.

Thank You Ngee Ann Poly, for the past 3 years and this extraordinary experience that I will never forget :’)

Now, please enjoy the pictures that I took during graduation hahahaha.

My RWS babes (missing Daren &Yz)
Pris! I love u!
Nigel!! :)
Jolene!!! :*
Mama :) hehe she bought the flowers for me!
Daddy hehe!
Thank you for coming down girls (and Cedric) :*
The (almost) complete RWS family, Daren didn't come :(
Yi Hua :*
Daryl! Good luck for army heheh!
Selfies w Jolene before the ceremony cuz we were bored haha
Cabbed down to NYP for Genny's graduation. I felt so awkward wearing the NP gown there haha.

Yay, alright hope you guys enjoyed this post hehe :)

Happy graduation and congrats to everyone who has graduated!!!!!!!!!! All the best for your future endeavours and see you in University.

Love,
Bellyyyy

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

After Us


Watched this video last year when it was released and stumbled upon it again. Thought I'd share it with you guys :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Andrea's 21st

Hullooo! Hehe, I had such a great day today!!!

Spent my Monday with the girls to celebrate Andrea's belated 21st. This girl didn't wanna celebrate her birthday but how can we not celebrate someone's 21st?!? We decided to surprise her at Botanical Gardens for her birthday but plan failed cos we were all late hahahhaa but we still had a smashing time. It has been so long since we had a day out like this and I'm so glad that we did this. 

I was having a rather moody weekend cos I didn't do much and today really made me very happy! Been spending more time with my friends lately which feels so good cos for the past few years I've missed out on a lot of outings. It definitely feels good to be meeting them more frequently. Also, we've started partying again which makes me feel like I'm 18 years old again HAHAHA. For the past few years I've stopped clubbing but zouk last week was so fun, I guess cos it's been awhile since I actually clubbed. Oh wells! 2015 is starting to look up and I'm crossing my fingers that it stays this way.

On a side note, the universities have not responded yet and it's making me super nervous :( I really hope I get accepted into at least 1 university?? I'm actually super looking forward to uni life! PRAY FOR ME PLEASE!!!!

IJ friends are friends for life :')
HAHAH whats camwhoring without unglams right.. :p
And we always do this when we're eating/chilling because we all end up using our phones if we dont..
We were having dinner at Macs and spotted these cuties! Hehehe A CORGI!!?!
FRIGGIN CUTE!!!!!

We headed to holland v after that for some drinks and now I'm back home on my bed listening to music and drafting this post.. heheh. I'm flying off in 1 day!!!!! So excited, but I can't wait to be back as well cause someone's gonna be back next week from OBS :B 

Hope y'all have a lovely week ahead and will probably blog about Bangkok when I'm back. Goodnight earthings :)