Monday, August 25, 2014

Get Creative With The New DohVinci 3D Art

Thanks to the kind folks from Hasbro Singapore! Weekend was not too boring when I showed the children what we were going to play that day. Hasbro has came up with the NEW DOHVINCI art and design kits for children to use their own creativity to create beautiful 3D art designs on other surfaces such as wood, glass, duct tape and paper.

The most excited person was my darling daughter as she was so happy to be able to have her own personalised mirror and drawer set to store all her favourite "barang-barang".
As there was only one Styler tool (the one that looked like a gun), the children can only take turns to design.

YQ tried our the DohVinci Vanity Design Kit and the instructions were fairly easy to follow.


The most easiest design to do was doing the "dot" design and when YQ was not satisfied with the design, all she needed was just use a tissue paper and wipe off the area she wanted to re-do.

She was having a bit of difficulty trying to squeeze out the colour as it might require a little bit of strength. After a few tries, she got the hang of it and was able to design without much of a problem.

Ta-dah! Her masterpiece (yah! with some help from mummy too)

The boys also had their share of fun to try out the DohVinci Pop-Ups Art Boards Assortment. 

It came with 2 die-cut art boards and 3 DECO POP colours.

The DECO Pop colours are somewhat similar to Playdoh but it will start to turn dry and a little bit hard when left overnight.

It was stated to be suitable for 6 years old and above so it was slightly difficult for Junior YS (who is 4 years old now) to control the styler tool. Luckily his siblings were there to help him out.

It is available at all Toy'R'Us and major department stores.
DOHVINCI POP-UPS Art Boards Assortment retail at SGD$9.90
DOHVINCI STYLE & STORE VANITY Kit retail at SGD$39.90

Disclaimer: I received 2 sets of DohVinci products for review purpose, all opinions are my own.

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Close Shave With Venus & Olay™ Razor

Do you have hairy legs? Do you shave your legs often? Okay...I shall not probe any further about these personal hairy issues.

I'm quite lucky that I do have much hair on my legs to begin with and I simply could not recall when and why I started shaving my legs. I think its probably due to curiosity during the adolescent phase. I have tried various brands including those disposable types which can give me a bad cut when I do not do it properly. Having tried so many brands, I am still a loyal user of Gillette's shaver. 

It's important to know that using the suitable type of razor will somehow prevent cuts or roughness on our skin.


With the new improved design, here are are the key benefits of the new Venus & Olay™ razor:
1. Round pivoting head for easy maneuvering and soft ergonomic handle.
2. It has 5 progressively-aligned blades which are spring-mounted.
3. Thinner blade edge provide a lower cutting force and gently exfoliating the skin at the same time.
4. Olay sugarberry moisture bar are infused with skin nourishing ingredients which help replenish moisture and breathe radiance into skin.

Here I am making a comparison between my current old Gillette razor and the latest Venus & Olay™ Gillette razor. One has 3 blades and the other one has 5 blades. 

After testing the Venus & Olay™ razor, I loved the scent of sugarberry and it just glided smoothly along my skin when wet (no shaving cream was needed).  

It's available at all leading supermarkets:
Venus & Olay™ razor in sugarberry retailed at S$19.50
Venus & Olay™ sugarberry catridges retailed at S$19.90

Disclaimer: I received the Venus & Olay™ Gillette razor for review purpose, all opinion are my own.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NDP Celebration 2014

We had an awesome dinner and fantastic view on National Day, thanks to my sil and her husband for inviting us over to their cosy home. 



Children were enjoying their food...

Baby was sleeping...


Singapore flags flew past...

A birthday cake to celebrate Singapore's birthday!


Great company made all the difference...

Great night view I took at the sky garden...

A full moon so bright and clear...

An almost perfect fireworks (blocked by the building) if only I went to the right direction to take the photo shoot.

Linking up to:
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My Little Drummer Boys

Saturday, August 16, 2014

RAD Primary Level Achievement!

This is YQ's 1st official certificate which she received through her own hard work & determination. I think I felt more excited than her when she went to collect the certification & the badge from her former ballet teacher. I was told she was a few marks shy from distinction but we were very proud of her achievement already.
Good job girl!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

3D Illusion @ Alive Museum

Thanks to Omy.sg invitation, we went to the newly opened biggest 3D illusionary museum in Singapore located on the 3rd level of Suntec City. It originated from Korea and Singapore is the 15th branch with the rest of the branches located in South Korea, China, Thailand, Vietnam and Turkey. All their artworks are hand-painted and handcrafted by their own team of artists from South Korea.

At the entrance of the museum...

The children were more excited than me and quickly dashed to the entrance the moment I passed them the tickets.

 
 Frozen body in the fridge!

You can spot this nicely painted picture of a pair of wings at the entrance of the museum...

Eee....did someone just farted?

Loved to cradle in mommy's arms...

Oh dear! Why did the dog pee into my mouth?

Help! Someone was trying to come for us...

Can someone come and help to move the bus away?

Why did the merlion puke the water on my head?

 YQ putting her ballerina's flexibility skill to test!

There are picture taking points to direct you on the right angle and an example to show you what expressions or movements to merge yourself into these artworks. You can also use your own imagination to create something different so as to make these pictures more interesting. If you are looking for some "drama" in your life, I'm sure you will enjoy exploring the museum as much as I did :)

Currently, there is a promotion at Alive Museum. Click this link for more details: http://alivemuseum.sg/news-events/promotions/

Alive Museum Singapore
Suntec City Mall
#03-372 (Between Towers 3 & 4)
Ticket Prices: $25 (Adults) $20 (Children 3-12 years old)
Operating Hours: 10am - 10pm Daily (Last Admission at 9pm)


Disclaimer: I received a pair of complimentary tickets from Omy.sg to visit Alive Museum Singapore. No monetary compensation was received, all opinions are my own.









Thursday, August 7, 2014

Reno Diary : Paintings & Furnitures

Choosing colours for our home is one of the main issues we discussed before we collected our keys. Our previous home was painted in very light lavender colour all around the house. Partly because we were not adventurous enough and we only chose that colour because it was supposed to be our lucky colour according to "fengshui" beliefs. Seriously our house looked really boring for a good past 8-9 years *yawned*

We decided to discard all the superstitious beliefs and trying to research for more colours to beautify our home. If only time was not a constraint, we would rather paint the house on our own. Anyway, we engaged a painting company to do the job for us and all I could say was they did not do a fantastic job for us.

Probably orange was not a suitable colour to make you relax or entice you to sleep but hb wanted a warmer colour spice up our room :)

For the kid's room, we chosen yellow for the upper part of the wall and blue for the lower part of the wall. We did not want the room to look too feminine or too masculine since all 3 of them are bunking into 1 room.

For study room, we decided to have red, white and black (we bought black book shelves) themed. We believed these colours will be able to stimulates the brain and allow our children to study better.

As for living room, we chose teal and white colours. Teal is supposed to be the colour of the year (2014) and we loved the greenish-blue colour that brings out the ocean feeling. I did not really have the time & energy to put up any photos or pictures on the wall yet...I will get to that part one day, slowly! :P

This time round, we did not actually spend much on furniture as we are still recycling our old furniture which are still in good condition. We did went around to source for a dining table, a bed, cabinets and book shelves.

We went to scout around 2nd hand furniture shops, Courts and Ikea for ideas and inspirations. Seriously there were so many options and designs to choose from and we had to make sure everything that we bought was able to fit into our home (with our existing furnitures).



How about you?
What is your ideal choice of colours for your home?

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Making Of "WE LOVE SG" Roses

Singapore 49th National Day is approaching and the children have been reminding me that they must bring a few plastic bags to the school on this Friday so that they can make more roses and contribute to the "WE LOVE SG" activity. To prep them before the actual day, I actually showed them step by step tutorial on the YouTube. It's pretty easy, go try it!








Happy Birthday Singapore!