Sunday, June 18, 2017

A Better Florist: Fresh Blooms with same day delivery!

When the folks from abetterflorist approached me for a collaboration, i looked through their website and thought to myself, “Wah, all their in-house bouquets looks really really pretty, it would be nice to receive one of these…” So my first intention was to pick one of it for my room and flaunt it on instagram the moment the delivery arrives but then again, it just seem too superficial. (Not throwing shade at those who got it for themselves, lol) I thought it would be rather meaningful if i send it to someone else instead, I’m quite sure they will  definitely appreciate it more than i will. 

After thinking for awhile, i then thought of my best friend who is starting her new job the following week. Being in a brand new environment, with new colleagues, new workspace, why not send a bouquet of flowers over with a congratulation message? It will probably brighten up her day! So i browse through their abetterflorist catalogue (between the Signature Blooms and Farmer’s Choice) and finally chose the Lilah which consists of bright blooms and a starburst pincushion, not only that, the Lilah also comes in a glass vase which makes it perfect for work desk decoration!
What i am really impressed by abetterflorist is that delivery is FREE and they offer SAME DAY DELIVERY if you order before 3pm! This is honestly the first time i hear of free flower delivery. Florist usually charge delivery fee which can be pretty expensive (sometimes as much as 1/2 the price of the flowers itself, depending on location) Fast forward on the actual day (my friend still has no idea as it’s meant to be a surprise) I got a text and a photo of the flowers!  
I was rather shocked at the size of the bouquet. Didn’t expect it to be so big.  
…and now the flowers sits nicely at the desk, brightening up the whole area :) 

I would say the whole process was really fuss free and easy. From choosing the bouquet from their website (more than enough choices for different people, different occasions) to arranging for delivery and payment.  Each bouquet looks amazing on its own and definitely instagrammable, LOL Come to think of it, the bouquets can definitely be featured in your photo shoots (i.e. wedding, lookbook etc) because they all look so vibrant, colourful and wrapped up tastefully!
If you and your friends/date are looking for something more exciting and interesting to do over the weekend, you can sign up for abetterflorist flower jamming session that is happening every Saturday. Learn florist hacks and flower arrangement from the expert, and personalise your very own bouquets. See how cheap flowers be transformed into classy decor and luxurious bouquets.

You might think these sessions are gonna be crazily expensive but you will be surprised! I’m not gonna reveal the price but enjoy a special rate of only $40 per person (for the first 5 sign-ups) Do checkout abetterflorist Facebook page for updates on their flower jamming session! I will be signing up for the session myself so do say hi if you ever see me! :)

Till then!                                       

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Gaston Luga - Your ultimate travel bagpack

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When it comes to traveling overseas, i always feel that it’s very important to have a good bagpack. It should big enough to contain your daily essentials like passport, documents, water bottle, power bank etc and not only that, it must be comfortable to bring around, the weight should be balanced on both sides and the shoulder strap should rest nicely without causing any strain. Last but not least, it should look good and stylish, and even be part of your travel #ootds. If you have always been looking for a travel bag pack that fits the above description, i might just have the bag for you.  
I was asked to handpicked one of Gaston Luga bagpack between their class and Pråper collection and i was immediately drawn to their Pråper bagpack in full black. (i’m such a sucker for black and stylish stuff LOL) Anyway, the Pråper design comes in 3 colour choices - Black, Olive & Black as well as Navy &Brown. (and pink for girls!) Well, just in case you think i chose this bag just because it’s all black, here are more reasons why i chose the Pråper collection:  
Metal hook closure, adjustable with 4 levels to suit your packing need. Very fuss-free handy way of securing your bag, especially when you are in a rush to catch your train or flight. Just hook and go. Not like the typical “belt” or magnet method which could take some time to fasten or might become loose in the long run.  
Inner 13 to 15” laptop sleeve. Ever since i got my macbook, i tend to bring it around everywhere i go because i get to do work and transfer photos from my camera on the go, especially during long rides. The inner sleeve separates my macbook with the rest of the items in my bag. The inner of the bagpack is dressed in 100% cotton fabric by the way.  
Last but not least, one of my favourite feature and also why i think this Pråper bagpack makes a very good travel bag - the passport and ticket pocket at the back. This unique pocket makes keeping your passport ticket safe, yet accessible at the same time. No more rampaging through all your items in a hurry or holding your documents on hand while on the go with a chance of misplacing them.   
The Pråper design retails at $309, while the classic collection retails at $299. (There is also a Classy collection for females at $269) Enjoy FREE shipping + 20% off as tax rebate (from non-EU country) and additional 15% off with promo code - “andystorm15”! To give you an idea how much it would cost for a Pråper bagpack after the above mentioned rebate and discount, it would cost a grand total of $216.92 with FREE shipping! That’s almost $100 off the retail price, and i think it’s pretty affordable for the good quality bagpack! :)

Do visit Gaston Luga official website at to view the collections.

 Signing off,                      

Thursday, June 1, 2017 Your shoe care and storage specialist!

If you guys know me well enough (maybe not personally for most of you but might have been actively following my updates on social media) you would know that i’m a huge fan of sneakers, especially Adidas and i have so many pairs at home that my mum and i have to make this agreement that for every pair of new shoes that i bring home now, i have to forgo an old pair by throwing it away or donating it away. (I now secretly hide my new shoes in my room if you are wondering, lol) I haven’t really counted how many pairs i have in total but i think about 40 pairs in total now?  :|
Anyway recently i did a blog post on getting the highly sought after Adidas NMDs from overseas (link) and the folks from isShoe Singapore picked it up and decided to send a curated box of shoe care products to my place and here i am sharing the different products with you guys! A lot of us tend to buy these expensive shoes and put them together with our other shoes on the rack without thinking twice on how to care for them, or make them look new and last longer.
Before i go on, let me share a bit more on isShoe Singapore. They are founded with the belief to bring shoe storage and shoe care to people who face problems of messy shoes at home and their products are targeted to resolve such issues. They recently expanded their range of products and the products that i’m gonna share with you guys below are some of them :) I will be sharing on the above 6 products that i received from isShoe Singapore. I will be including the product direct link below each product image in case you guys are interested in getting it for yourself! :D  
isShoe Adjustable Shoe Tree (link

I have always wondered why there are times when i have to get some particular shoes half a size bigger or half a size smaller, isn’t it supposed to be standardized based on the universal shoe sizing? Like for example, I’m size UK7 in general but when it comes to NMD, i have to get at least UK7.5 and for my Adidas Superstar, i’m actually wearing the largest kids size (and i secretly save 20 bucks, lol) Well, apparently it’s not because our feet are shrinking or expanding but it’s based on the design and material of which the shoes are made. Different designs offers different cuttings and styles to fit the activities they are made for. With the adjustable shoe tree (which fits all shoes) it helps to maintain the shoe size or even stretches the shoe for more comfortable wear.  
IsShoe Horse Hair Shoe Brush (link

If you look at all the different shoe brushes in the market right now, you will realised that they are probably made with horse hair because it’s soft yet robust built. isShoe shoe brush is made of 100% premium horse hair and gives your shoes the most complete stroke to remove excess dust, dirt or minor stains . So it basically acts like a tooth brush and should be used daily for your shoes or after wearing them. Horse hair brushes are not only for sneakers but also compliments leather shoes and give it a soft clean finish.  
Jewel Shoe Eraser (link

I tend to not buy white shoes because it gets dirty easily but sometimes i personally still own a few pairs of and my favourite is definitely the classic Adidas superstar. I always get all these stubborn stains on the sole and it never comes off even when i use water or soup. Well, the answer to such stains is actually by using an eraser. The Jewel shoe eraser is famous for saving white soles of many shoes especially Adidas NMDs and Yeezy boost!  
isShoe Repulse Hydrophobic Spray (link

I’m quite sure you guys have seen shoe sprays before and liquid literally just bounces off the surface of the shoes that have been treated by these spray. isShoe is one of the first companies in SG to locally brand a shoe spray and i have got to say it works as well as other brands! I have used it on my NMDs and i’m glad they are now “water-repellent”. Really hate it when you wear your best shoes out and suddenly the weather turns bad and starts pouring...

Repulse creates a prime layer above the shoes and the hydrophobic property prevent any form of liquid from trying to penetrate the layer be it oil, sauces or most common, water. Each spray should last for about 2 to 3 weeks and it is recommended that you re-apply once every 2 weeks to ensure maximum repellency effect. Don’t think that you only have spray once and your shoes will repel water forever! I would say it’s a really good investment to get one of these, especially if your shoes are really rare and expensive like the Yeezy. You wouldn’t want it to get dirty and soggy right?
isShoe Remove (link

This product basically is an active carbon shoe insert that aims to absorb moisture, which is the main contributing factor to bacteria growing in our shoes which can cause infections. While absorbing the moisture, this products also eliminates odors. I was also enlightened that Singapore has one of the highest humidity rating in the world as we live along the equator in tropical conditions, which explains why our shoes loses its shape or discolour over months of use.The greatest deterioration will be suede material as copied in humidity. With the active carbon, it absorbs moisture and prevent your shoe material from deteriorating. Pretty handy and it doesn’t cost much! 

Last but not least, not a shoe care product but it keeps your shoes tidy and protect them from moth attacks, dust…  
Elenor Prime Shoe Storage Box (link

Shoe racks typically are open and our shoes are subjected to external factors such as moisture and dust. If you are looking for an aesthetically modern looking shoe rack for your place or room, this is one shoe storage that you can consider! The 1.5mm acrylic provides see-through feature to know exactly which shoe is kept in which box, at the same time protecting your shoes. The edge of these storage boxes are designed with grooves such that they can be stack to increase stability and sturdiness of the whole structure to prevent them from falling. 

Well, that’s quite a handful of useful products just for your shoes! I know most people usually won’t spend the effort in taking care of their shoes, including myself… but after learning more about how these products can help in prolonging and keeping them clean, i thought maybe it’s time to take care of my shoes. You can definitely start too, even simply by brushing your shoes clear of dirt every time you return home. How long can it take? 5 mins? 10 mins? I thought the shoe storage box looks pretty neat and minimal for a room though *wink 

Do visit visit isShoe Singapore website - for more products and shoe storage solutions. They even have a physical showroom for you to visit from Monday to Friday, 10am to 9pm, if not just browse and purchase online from their site and get FREE delivery for orders above $60! 

Psst, the Repulse hydrophobic spray is now on sale at only $14! I’m sure other brands are at least 3 times that price! 

Time to shop,