I think a lot of companies will be very unhappy with this post, because I am here to share with you some treasures I have found on Amazon.com for the past few years! This is not a sponsored or paid post, it is just shopaholic consumer sharing tips on what to buy online with my fellow readers!
What Amazon is NOT good for:
- Cheap China / Thailand products
- Pirated or imitation goods
- Cheap items that are available in your local stores (department stores, Watsons, Guardian pharmacy etc.)
What Amazon is REALLY GOOD for:
- Branded items (some)
- Mid-range products and goods
- Facial products
- Niche hobby items that are more popular in Western countries (scuba diving, gaming consoles, hobbies, books)
So here’s a list of top 3 items I would ALWAYS purchase from Amazon.com
They cost me between US$30 to US$60 for most fitflop designs. Sure, they don’t have as wide amount of designs as Fitflop shops in Singapore, but they are really cheap!!! On average, I end up paying SG$60 to $80 per pair of fitflops including shipping, let me talk about shipping later… However, the prices listed are different for different colours and sizes and stock availability, so you need to click around to find the best bargain
2) Dead Sea facial products
I first heard about Dead Sea products from one of my friends, who used to spend hundreds of dollars on these products. One day as I was surfing on Amazon for the latest products, I realized that it is almost FIVE TIMES CHEAPER ON AMAZON!!! I now use Dead Sea products from Premier, but other brands such as Seacret (their body scrub are selling at S$150 per bottle and it’s only US$20 on Amazon.com), and we get quality products at a MUCH MUCH cheaper price
For example, this Dead Sea Premier Eye Serum usually costs about SG$100 but only costs less than US$20 on Amazon!!! http://www.amazon.com/Premier-Dead-Sea-Serum-1-2-Fluid/dp/B00115TXRE/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1398327374&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=dead+sea+premier
3) Niche Sporting Products: Paintball products
One of my friends really enjoys going for recreational Paintball games in Singapore and Johor Bahru (Malaysia), and she was delighted when she found out Amazon was selling Paintball products (since demand and supply is more in Western countries!) at really cheap prices! I heard from her that a heavily padded paintball gloves could cost you SG$40 and above, whereas Paintball pants and clothing would cost you twice that amount. But look what I found (and bought) for her!
Example.. Valken brand padded gloves http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CVI1CLU/ref=oh_details_o02_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I will share with you in the next post about shipping to Singapore and other parts of the world with international shipping freight forwarder HopShopGo.com!
Be in a relationship.
No kidding, I lost 7 to 9kgs 2 years ago for my sponsorship with Aimin Accupunture (you can read my older posts), but since then, I have gained back almost 5kgs!!!! This is all my boyfriend’s fault, well, not really. I guess that is the effect of being in a happy and blissful relationship!
It is so difficult to lose weight, especially at the start of the relationship, since you are spending your meals with your loved one. I think Carbonara sprinkled with XOXO tastes especially good! I guess soon I will have to start some sort of exercise regime to trim down, although we have both agreed to go on a healthy diet (pizza nights are not helping at all!)
I love you
P.S. this post does not include a picture of myself LOL. I’ll do so when I feel less bloated ;P
Scroll below to see my cute hamster Sir Hamelot! He’s the cutest little furry thing everrrrr! Please support adoption instead of buying hamsters! There are many advertisements online and on gumtree.com.sg giving away free hamsters!
So I’ve been buying and mixing and matching accessories for my baby and turns out I have a lot of stuff spare! Most of the items are only 1 month old or almost brand new. If you buy 3 items you get 1 free (the cheapest item is free of course). Delivery available for purchase more than $20, otherwise we can COD in town area.
Do drop me a message [[email: deadpris (at) gmail (dot) com ]] if you are interested in any item, you can see the size of scale on the last photo. All these accessories are big enough for Syrian hamsters and can be used for smaller hamsters too (provided your enclosure or cage can fit them!)
Seesaw balancing wooden log – $5 (reserved)
Wooden log without pivot – $4
Ceramic dragon – $3
Small food tray – $1
Big standing wheel x 3 – $6
Apple hideout – $5 (reserved)
Wooden biting corn – $2 (reserved)
Big wooden hut – $10
Medium wooden house – $8 (reserved)
And here is my baby hamster HE IS NOT FOR SALE!
Hope everyone had a blast during the Chinese New Year weekend! This is the most angbao I’ve ever received, thanks to my darling that brought me to “bai nian” with his family
Just a week before Chinese New Year, I went to Salon de Choix to get my hair done. I convinced my boyfriend to get a haircut from Huifen’s husband, Ben, at Salon de Choix as well… and he received MANY praises for his hair cut!! I’m so glad he loved it – THANKS BEN! (sorry he doesn’t want to post pictures of his hair here )
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I decided to chose a reddish copper for my hair this time as I’ve been having hazel dark brown for the past year! Although Hui Fen, my trusted hair stylist for the past 7 years, warned that it would be difficult to dye to another lighter brown in future, but I decided to go ahead anyway since it’s the new year festive season!
The dying process is usually quite straight forward, slap on the dye, wrap my head up in plastic sheet, put a futuristic helmet that steams the top of my head to quicken the dying process, then WALA!
I absolutely love this colour especially under natural sunlight
Salon de Choix
Address: 3 Killiney Road #01-06 Winsland House 1, Singapore, Singapore s239519
Telephone number: 6836 2959
Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 10:30 am – 8:30 pm
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Salon-De-Choix/434265756617522
I was so elated when I won the Laneway Festival Meet and greet session with The Jezabels! My dearest bought tickets for me to accompany him to the festival this year and in return, we got to meet his favourite band The Jezabels and spoke to them for 10 minutes They are really friendly and nice people, and Hayley Mary (lead singer of the band) sang so well that day. She dances really strangely on stage, but it was really cool to watch her enjoying herself and jamming to their songs (and my dear’s favourite songs too!).
I was literally laughing my ass off LMAO while watching some of these Old Spice ad campaigns. It starts off as a link to a gaudy looking 80s advertisement website for some fake services, then later loads a video of this black dude that is funny as hell. I think they are really clever and a very successful advertisement social media campaign. Bravo
My personal favourites are the party tan and the flattering man ones
Click below for the full series of their campaigns
The voices in my head
Drowning me step by step
Step 1: you’re not her
Step 2: she’s not you
Step 3: you’re not him
Step 4: he’s not yours
Louder and louder
Progressively making its way
Into the core
Modify, save, closed
Five Star Tours was reported to be shut down today, including all 7 of their branches. According to WanBao, all their branches were closed and gates shut.
Taken from wanbao.omy.sg
That comes as quite a shock as Five Star Tours has been around for a few years and have been providing many coach and tour packages in Singapore. I wonder when companies closes down like this, what happens to the consumers that already paid for their tour packages?! Unfortunately, I have experienced similar incidents like this where I paid up for services but when the private limited companies closes down, you can’t claim a single cent back. You can try filing it with small claims tribunal – but seriously good luck with getting any money back.
I just caught The Wolf of Wall Street at Golden Village and I must say it’s a very interesting movie to start off 2014. The movie stars Leonardo Di Caprio as a unscrupulous broker that makes his fortune in Wall Street. The movie is R21 in Singapore, and it contains many sexual and vulgar images as it features the degenerate sex life styles of these “con artists” a.k.a. unethical sales men haha! It’s quite funny, obscene, and just entertaining. However, after watching the movie, I can’t help but to whisper to my boyfriend “I hope you never become this rich!”
The movie will be showing in Singapore on 9th January 2014 so be sure to catch it!
When I heard about the Samurai on the MRT, my first thought was it must be a cosplayer. After all, there were a whole bunch of them on Sunday for the End Of Year Cosplay Festival at the Marina Barrage, probably someone didn’t want to remove their costume.
“A man decked in Japanese martial arts garb while wielding a sword boarded a train on Monday afternoon after jumping the fare gate at Paya Lebar MRT station.” taken from http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/singapore/story/samurai-man-jumped-gate-boarded-train-paya-lebar-mrt-20131216
Turns out, you can own a katana in Singapore, but only to keep in your own house
“You can import a Samurai sword through a forwarding agent, who should declare it through the Tradenet system. For more details, please log on to https://www.tradexchange.gov.sg. You may be required to bring the sword to a police station for inspection before an import licence can be issued. If it is hand carried, you should declare it to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority at the point of entry. The sword may be impounded for inspection and you can claim it from the Police Station which has jurisdiction over the entry point. Please note that if you are allowed to possess the sword, it must be kept in a dwelling house and not to be carried in any public place without any lawful purpose.” taken from http://www.spf.gov.sg/licence/AE/FAQ/AE.html