How was your Monday 😍
I had a awesome productive day at work followed by a fun event in the evening, thanks to Cath Kidston, who invited us for a floral-arrangement workshop at ION Sky!
Here's my flower-arranging expert haha showing us how to arrange a bouquet.
Basically, you have to start with the blooms, and then frame it and surround it with the greens until you get an aesthetically pleasing arrangement!!
Sounds easier said than done, really.
Unfotch the previous session attendees were too enthusiastic and only left so few blooms for us to work with so we only got one tulip each and some other smaller blooms… 😭
But nvm, you work with what you have!
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!!! 🍋 When life gives you one tulip, make one SMALL bouquet!! 🌷
It was really fun to arrange my bouquet to try to make it look aesthetically pleasing! I like the rustic feel of the eucalyptus leaves and the ferns. So pretty!
My end result! 💐💐💐
Nicely wrapped in burlap sack cloth to give it a pretty and rustic look!
Quite pleased with my floral arrangement, hehehe. I enjoy crafty stuff (tho not as much as @trishaliang) and the hands-on session was so fun!
Kept my bouquet very short and small cuz there was just one tulip in it and I didn't want the greens to overwhelm the poor little flower, so @Evonnz said my bouquet was small and cute, like her 😒 #noshame
Thanks to Cath Kidson for keeping us fed, on pretty CK floral plates, no less! 😍
Cath Kidson even did little displays of their lovely products with different sections: this is for "Outdoorsy Mum"! (Yes it was a Mother's Day themed event!)
Another display for "Chic Mum"!
I like graphic prints and colorful things, so I was like 😍😍😍 Aiyo so cute~~
Thanks for having us at the event, Cath Kidson! ❤️
My flowers bloomed this morning! 💗
I put them in a little glass cup of water. What a pretty sight!
#BloominMarvellousMum bouquet that's supposed to be for my mummy. But she's a very practical person and she asked me to bring her out for a dinner and give her an angbao. 😂 #okaycan
Me: Where got ppl Mother's Day give Angbao one?!
Mummy: Why not?! Mother's Day once Birthday once ma.. Cannot meh?
Me: Chey.. 不见得 Children's Day 我有红包拿~
Me: 不在读书了, 我就不是你的children meh???!!!! 😒😒😒
Being hardworking at office now working on tonight's launch for #thevelvetdolls!! 😁😁😁 This cat face so smug, like "I've got it all under control, bitch"
Sunset view from my office is always 😍😍😍
New arrivals are up on www.thevelvetdolls.sg! 😍
Feeling real proud of myself cos it's been a lot of working through the entire week, including the PH & weekends for this collection to be up ☺️
I'm not complaining cos I get a really huge sense of satisfaction when I see great sales/happy customer feedback/pretty customer OOTDs.
My job is to allow every girl and woman to feel good & look good 😁 Through their dressing! I know I always feel more confident about myself when I feel well-dressed.
The Arianna Off-Shoulder Dress is back in four new colors and I really think this dress is gorgeous. So simple and classy! It was my perfect bridesmaid dress for my wedding and I'm so happy when I get compliments from the lovely brides who picked this for their bridesmaid dress as well.
Thanks to my sweetheart @cherriwong who sacrificed her PH morning to shoot for me! 😘
I fell in love with this dress and had to bring it in! Love the mesh patterns of the fabric, and the way the skirt poufs in a bell shape! The fabric is really good 😍 Keeping a piece for myself heh
What I really need right now is.. A massage hahahahaha.
(Aiyo this sticker sho cute)
I went for a MLD (manual lymphatic drainage) massage at Hadara Aesthetics when I came back from Japan and it blew my mind!
I really like the feel and interior of Hadara Aesthetics! All these boutique salons are the best with interior somehow. Love the floor tiling, the textured cement walls, even the smell of the place! It's a relaxing essential oil blend that makes me feel so at ease and less tired straight away.
Hadara Aesthetics is located in the CBD area (quite near Raffles Place MRT) so it's pretty convenient!
This was when I just came back from Japan.. Like the very day I arrived at airport! *faints*
Look so super puffy from water retention and all that. WLE.
Anyway, it was my first time trying MLD and I totally didn't know what to expect. I usually like HARD massage (the harder the better) and I was forewarned by YY (co-founder of Hadara Aesthetics) that MLD was totally different.
It was really really VERY different from a hard massage!
Basically MLD helps to stimulate your lymph nodes and to release the toxins in your body via your lymph nodes, so the trained therapist has to use a very light amount of pressure (counted in grams somemore) in order for it to be effective.
It feels like someone using feather light touches to rhythmically stroke your skin and it was unbelievable how relaxing it was!
I really fell into deep sleep halfway man. Like totally KO.
Probably like this hahahahaha.
MLD is supposed to have the following effects:
✨Effective booster for immune system
✨Reduces water retention (slimming effect)
✨Deeply relaxing and soothing
✨Improves metabolism and blood circulation
✨Reduces chronic fatigue syndrome
✨Reduces fluid congestion: swollen ankles, tired puffy eyes and swollen legs
✨Helps eliminates waste and toxins
✨Alleviates skin conditions like eczema
MLD therapy can only be performed by trained therapists and it's very specialized! The basis is very scientific and it is supported by lots of research and knowledge of the human anatomy and lymph node system.
I only know that I felt so uber relaxed and refreshed right after my MLD session, and I felt like I'd just woken up from an 8-hour long sleep (if you know what I mean..)
The entire experience was just so pampering lah. I need more spa and massage sessions!! I want to go back to Hadara!
Thanks a lot YY and Jolynn for having us!
If you've never tried MLD before, you should totally give it a try, you might just fall in love with the experience and the effects of it 😍 The feeling is really out of this world lah~
Hadara also does really good facials which I want to try too! With their own in-house skincare line (Dermagold)! Joelle tried their facial and she said it was very good plus they did a thorough massage somemore. 我要!!!
Aching so badly for a massage naooo (pun intended)
If you do wanna give it a try, there's a special promo for the MLD and also their signature facial! Only via GK, so if u have Android u can just use the GetKlarity app to book this special promo at Hadara Aesthetics!
If not, you can do it via the website 😁
To read more abt my MLD experience: blog.getklarity.com
I think I will go for the facial next, but I also don't mind going back for the MLD again cos it was so good!
I need that pampering break for myself soon 🙏🏻 So busy I haven't even had time to do my hair nails and all that usual maintenance since I got back from Japan 😭 Like a chui only.
Right now I'm looking at my sales dashboard and inbox after today's launch and being super efficient customer service wahaha even though it's past 12 midnight #cheapthrill 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻