Saturday, April 19, 2014

GCxIT, MixesFromMars X Adverts- PeppyThread

Gushcloud Weekend x The Hidden Good
Gushcloud X i.t store X MixesFromMars

Hi guys :) The past few days have been exhausting... Well, it's 1.23AM right now(dated 18th) and I'm sitting next to Fai working on this post while he works on his own stuffs. Things are better now, of course we can’t expect things to be perfect overnight but at least it’s better :) Thank you all for your kind words and support. I may not have replied you all yet but give me some time and I definitely will. Once again, we all make mistakes but what I’ve learnt from a couple of my friends through this situation is that, we have to face our mistakes, get over it, learn from it and move on.

I find that it’s always during situations like this that I get to learn about things I never thought about at all. I’ve realized I’ve been too blind to see how many people are actually really here for me. My message to anyone out there who’s facing what I’d faced would be- Don’t be afraid, don’t be too hard on yourself and open your eyes. You’ll be surprise to find a lot of shoulders waiting for you to cry on :)
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Life goes on :)

It's been a week since Gushcloud weekend and I've honestly been slacking away. I'd usually take about 2 days to get a post about it up but this time I took a week?! Bad Eunice. Well, it's better late than never. This month's GC Weekend was held at I.T Store at Wisma Atria. I love how GC is always finding new ways to make every GC Weekend interesting. The next one might probably be held at the new office! So excited for that. hehehe

No matter the location of every GC Weekend, the main objective is simply just to come together, hang out and know more about each other so that we can all foster a closer bond with not just the company alone, but with clients, friends and family too. It's a great idea because that's basically how all of us bloggers became closer than ever which resulted in us calling GC our second family. Awwww!

Nuff talk, I shall let the pictures do the talking!^^

Dearest Fai and I <3
Wearing dress from http://www.shopsupergurl.com/
Standing beside a bunch of gorgeous and talented girls: Maybelline, Hayley and Shine!
With Maggie, Gushcloud's very own SUPER CHIO mummy blogger. 
You won't believe she's a mother of three. How does she maintain such a great figure?! I wanna be a pretty mom like her in future too! 
Fai with Kayliss, Maggie's super adorable baby girl!
Be jealous. I got to finally meet Munah and Hirzi properly! 
The first time I saw them in person was way back when I was still working at A&F. I remember Hirzi strutting across the walk way from the entrance to the store, and the shirtless greeter and I would be stun. HAHA. It was a breath of fresh air though. We really needed a good laugh cause work was just too boring. 
The second time I met them was after their Happy Ever Laughter show. It was so long ago, I don't expect them to remember me at all. But it was a pleasant surprise to know that Munah's an avid follower of mine on Instagram. Awwww! They're not just talented and humourous, but really down to earth and friendly too.
With my favourite bunch of people. GC will never be as great if anyone of them ever leaves. 
Love you all! <3 
With the darling Joanna <3
Xavier and Hayden. You two might just be my favourite party people. HAHAHA
My dearest Asyiha Ams. Miss her so much! It's been forever since we last did a photo shoot together :(
It was also The Hidden Good's one year anniversary! If you don't know who they are or what they do, you need to check them out ;) Thank you I.T store for having us and thank you Mixes From Mars for the drinks!^^
There's always an after party!
This time, we headed to Mixes From Mars at 83 Duxton Road (s) 089 540! They're a relatively new bar that has been making quite a scene and I've always wanted to try their cocktails out. Don't judge them just because they're held inside a hotel, they serve extremely delicious drinks.
Fresh fruits!! I was so hungry that I ended up eating the grapes and strawberries while waiting for my drink! hehehe. And the bartender didn't even scold me at all! They're all such cool people.
Hayden coming back to our table with the drink that got us all hooked to after.
It's the flaming passion fruit cocktail! I am a fan of sour goodies and if you're just like me, you'll love this drink. It's light, refreshing, you'd hardly taste the alcohol in it, it's fruity and just perfect.
We all loved it so much that the poor bartender had to make 15 at one go! They've got skills man.
It was a really nice, super chill night. Some of us ended up partying but I was too tired, so I stayed behind at Mixes From Mars for a couple more drinks. Thank you Gushcloud for another amazing weekend!

That's it for now. Two more days till my 3 months internship begins! I am pretty excited for it because for the first time in a long time, I'm going to be doing something new and exciting! Hopefully all goes well. Thank you all for reading and once again, thank you for believing in me. Each and every one of your encouragement over the last few days helped me to pick myself up and start anew. Cheers to finding joy in all our lives and cheers to the new imperfect Eunice Annabel ;) 
LOVE YOU ALL <3 <3 <3

p.s. I didn't get what's wrong with the insta-video I posted a few days ago. The one with the TOY gun. I HONESTLY don't get what's wrong. The people that were upset with it were mostly non-locals. I guess they had some sort of experience of someone they know who shot themselves? But being a Singaporean, I obviously don't have such experiences. I mean, owning a gun isn't even legal here. I just want to make my point that I had no intentions of hurting or insulting or mocking anyone through that video. It was seriously just a joke. I mean, what else can I do with a TOY gun??? I've already taken down that video though. No point leaving such negativism on my social media platform anyway. Like Pharrell Williams said "Happiness is the truth!" ;)

xoxo,
Eunice Annabel
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Advertorials

1) PeppyThread

I'm sure you've all heard of PeppyThread! They're a local online fashion boutique that offers some of the best clothes I've ever worn. The moment PeppyThread came about in 2013, I knew that they were gonna be unique and a little special. I assure you that you'll definitely find something at PeppyThread that you can't get anywhere else. Here are my picks!^^

Kaley Midi Skirt
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this skirt!!! Lately, if you notice, I haven't been wearing much colours, no floral prints either. But when I saw this skirt, I just had to have it! It's floral motifs aren't exactly like the usual girly sort, if you know what I mean. This one's a little more sophisticated, and I love how feminine and graceful I felt wearing it. Received a lot of compliments about it so I highly recommend you guys to check it out too!

Sofia Midi Dress
Long is definitely the new short ;) Midi skirts are everywhere but I suppose that PeppyThread's one of the first to offer Midi Dresses! See what I mean by you can find really unique pieces at PeppyThread? I love this elegant and sophisticated dress. What's there not to like? And if you weren't able to lay your hands on one, fret not! Backorders are now available! Make sure you place your orders cause I'm sure you won't be able to find this anywhere else. Be a trend setter ;) Available in Black too!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We Only Appreciate Things When They're Gone

I don't know where to start. There's so much I need to say..
I hate the way I'm feeling right now. It hurts because I did this to myself. What hurts even more is that this isn't the first time that I've done it. Some times I wish I'd led a different life, one that is a little more peaceful. One where I'm filled with joy, nothing superficial, away from all things materialistic. Very often, I am asked if there are any downsides about being in the public eye, yes of course. Many. You don't have privacy at times, you have to be prepared to get scrutinised by others, the list goes on. But one thing I often forget about is that, when you're in such an industry where you're always getting compliments from people you don't have know, and you're constantly pampered with free expensive things you wouldn't even spend on, you would lose yourself in the process.

I've lost myself tons of times. And I did it again. I like getting compliments, who doesn't. But when the compliments seem a little more important than the constructive criticism from people that matter, that's when it's wrong and things will change. I'm really not perfect. Nothing close to perfect. In fact, no one is. I've made a mistake and like every other human being, I just want this whole shit to be over. I know I did too much and I don't know if it's too late.

I am at a breaking point now. At this moment, I don't want this life. I don't want to be Eunice Annabel. It's just so freaking hard. It's so hard because I get lost. I don't know what's real and what's superficial anymore. And I know that I am fighting this battle alone. It's so hard to pretend to be happy and be all bubbly at events when deep inside, I really am just breaking apart. The worst thing is, I didn't even realise that this was happening to me.

I just want to say that.. whatever I said on twitter yesterday about Fai isn't true. We fight like all couples do. But what triggered the entire fight was me. I'm really not that pleasant, cheerful, optimistic girl everyone thinks I am. I try to be. But there's just so much hatred, anger, overwhelming sadness in me that some times I just can't control my emotions. Most of all, I can't control my anger. Just think about it, why the hell does Eunice Annabel have 70k followers on Instagram but she only has 3 good friends? That's because she really isn't what you think she is. Why does she wanna get a dog so badly? Because she's so fucking lonely. I am so sorry if you feel cheated, but this is really who I am.

There are days where I just feel so lonely. And I wish I could just stop pretending to have a great life cause it really isn't the way it seems. "fucked up" that's how I would describe myself and my life. To be honest, without my family and Fai, I am NOTHING. If I wasn't with Fai, I wouldn't be Eunice Annabel at all. I think I would be one of those girls that drinks excessively, smokes and clubs every week. 
Fai taught me how to be proper. He is a DJ, he's constantly in clubs and he've seen things that normal people like you and me don't. And that's why, in the past he's always trying to protect me and prevent bad things from happening. But I never wanted to believe him because I wanted to see it for myself. I always want to see it for myself. I'm the sort of person that learns the hard way because that's just the way I was brought up. I hate my tattoos and I would never recommend anyone to do it and I know this because I did it. Because when I was told not to do it, I didn't listen. So you can say that my life is full of regrets.

You know, I'm always the one twitting and blogging about my relationship. It's always a one-sided story and you'll never hear about what exactly happened simply because Fai will never say. Because he respects me and he cares about our relationship. I did something really wrong yesterday because I couldn't control my anger. I've said things to him and about him that wasn't true and now, no matter what I do, nothing seems to be better. Fai is a good man and I don't deserve him. He's kind, patient and he has a huge heart. I am NOTHING like him. I don't blame anyone but myself. 

Blogging is all I really have. These numbers seem to be a little more important to me than anything else. And it's just so fucking wrong. Once you're in this industry, and you make it, trust me, it's fucking hard to come out of it. I love my job but I've fallen into the trap. Everything's about being pretty, being perfect, earning big bucks, getting huge sponsors but at the end of the day, I'm coming home feeling empty. I was once told by someone I respect and am fearful of that I have happiness but I don't have joy. Initially, I was taken aback. I felt a little insulted and demoralised. But then, I realised that it's true. I don't have joy. I have all these things that every girl dreams of but I'm not happy. Not because it's not enough, but because I am not making the people around me happy.

How can I give others joy when I don't even have it myself? How can I make Fai happy when I'm always just thinking about myself. Whether you believe it or not, I am self-centered. I am not afraid to say these sort of things about myself because it's true. And I have to admit it in order to learn and grow out of it.

The bottom line is, Fai didn't do anything wrong. There wasn't anything wrong in the first place. He just told me something that I wasn't happy about, I assumed and blew up. I said things that I didn't mean at all and I regret. And the reason why he don't tell me things some times is because he knows that I can't handle it. That I would judge him and compare his problems to my "perfect" life. And no, dating someone a lot older than me isn't an issue at all. Being with Fai enabled me to see the world in a different perspective and I want to believe that I've grown a little more mature being with him.

Fai has never been the bad guy. He has done a few mistakes but nothing as big as mine. Don't see him differently. Stop asking him what happened because it really doesn't help. Every huge shit that we've been through is all because of me. Because I make stupid choices. I don't deserve him. I am not a good girlfriend. I never was. Never was. Maybe I was for a short period of time and then I would switch back to being all fucked up. I did this to myself because I just don't know how to love myself anymore. I don't know what's real and what's fake. I don't even know if blogging about this is even right. 

I don't know how things will go from here. But now you know, I am nothing like you thought I was. I am nothing close to perfect. Blogging won't last forever, being pretty isn't everything, 30 years down the road, I won't look like this anymore. So I don't wanna grow old regretting too many things, I don't wanna feel this emptiness I'm feeling right now. I love you Fai, and I'm sorry.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Fashion Steps Out @313 X Adverts- IWANNACLOSET, Carrislabelle, The Petite Rose

Spring/Summer Fashion at 313@somerset
Lights, Camera, Fashion!

My favourite season would definitely have to be Spring/Summer! It's the only few seasons where retailers in Singapore sell stuffs that we can all wear comfortably in sunny Singapore. I do love the other seasons too (Especially Winter. I know we all would love to have snow here!), however, there is no way we can ever don a fur coat or leather jacket in SG without feeling as though we might faint any minute. Hence, (get ready ladies..) this is the PERFECT time to go shopping! 

One of my favourite shopping districts in Singapore would definitely have to be along the stretch of Somerset. It's inevitable for all of us to not visit 313@somerset whenever we hit town. It's probably the place many of us wait for our friends at before going anywhere else. From my experience, while I'm waiting there, I'd usually either hit down to the basement to grab a snack from their extensive range of food stalls available, or, I'll go CRAZY SHOPPING at either New Look or F21! I'm sure many of you girls do that too ;) 

Overall, 313@somerset has been an awesome place to dine, shop and hang out at. Can you imagine that space being taken up by something else? Or if it was left as an empty plot of land? No more Marche, Garrett Popcorns, multi-level F21?!?! I'm not exaggerating here, it really will make our lives a lot less efficient because let's be honest, 313@somerset definitely has almost everything.

With over 177 retail outlets available at 313@somerset, it's not realistically possible to try on every apparel available. Fret not! In celebration of Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2014, you'll finally be able to experience a "dressing room" like no other from 7 to 27 April 2014.
I'm talking about the Lights, Camera, Fashion! walk-in wardrobe. Head on down to 313@somerset level 1 Atrium to browse a collection of over 200 outfits and accessories. Simply stand against the white backdrop and enjoy the outfits projected against you. This way, you'll be able to have an idea of how the apparels look on you without having to literally try them on.

Also, stand a chance to be one of the 3 lucky winners to walk away with S$500 worth of 313 vouchers! All you have to do is enter the Lights, Camera, Fashion! contest by having your portrait pictures taken in the projected outfits. After which, head over to 313@somerset's official Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/313somerset) and wait to see if your picture gets shortlisted! Get your friends and family to vote for your picture on the 313@somerset Facebook app from 1st to 11th May 2014. Who knows you might end up as the winner!;)

Happily choosing the outfits I want to see projected on myself!
The projected images can be rescaled to fit you! So anyone of every shape and size are welcome!
You can also place multiple images size by size and get a friend to join you. So much fun!!
Hehehe so happy to have Shine doing it with me! Don't we look cute? The entire concept of this walk-in wardrobe is so innovative and it's nothing like I've ever seen or done before.
Apart from the Lights, Camera, Fashion! walk-in wardrobe and it's contest, there will also be other ways to win some 313@Somerset vouchers.

  From 7th April to 18th May 2014, Guess the Fashion Labels! contest will feature three  ‘head to toe’ outfits from different retailers weekly and all you have to do is guess the brand featured in each glass showcase. 3 winners every week will receive $100 worth of 313 vouchers each.
Wish to meet fellow fashion bloggers for their insights and tips?
Fashion Excursion invites shoppers to sign up for special shopping tours led by Singapore's celebrity fashion bloggers like Naomi Neo and Shine Koh. Fashion Excursions will happen on 4 & 11 May, you can sign up for the tour now by purchasing a ticket via the 313@somerset's Tring 313 app, from 14 - 3- April 2014!

For more information, click here ---> 313's Spring/Summer Campaign 
That's it guys! Good luck with the contest and thanks for reading.
I shall end this post with a few more pictures of Shine and I having fun the other day! So glad that this girl is back in Singapore safe and sound 
xoxo,
Eunice Annabel
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Advertorials

1) IWANNACLOSET
IWANNACLOSET is a true Korean online fashion retailer based in Singapore. Their apparels are genuinely manufactured in Korea with quality that is never compromised. All items offered on IWANNACLOSET are also exclusively sourced by their own team in Korean itself. You can be assured that everything is 100% genuine, right up to the photographs you'd see on their site! 

So if you have a thing for all things Korean-inspired, you will definitely love them! What's more, they offer FREE SHIPPING for all orders to Singapore! Here are some of my picks ;)

Basic Lace Top
I was really impressed with the quality of the items that I'd received. Especially with this lace top! I love how feminine this top is and how well it goes with basically anything. I think that a basic lace or crochet top is a must have essential for spring. It keeps you feeling cool and pretty at the same time.

Cross Skirt
Next, I'd picked a cross skirt. I've been pretty into monochrome outfits lately and a skirt like that is a must have for me. It's simple yet creates an interesting look simply just by pairing it with my basic tank top from LastBusRide. I love how versatile it is! I can also style it to look a little more preppy too.

Find out more about IWANNACLOSET through their social media platforms!
Instagram: @iwannacloset
Check out their latest collection! Filled with lots of gorgeous yet comfy looking apparels.
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2) Carrislabelle
"Carrislabelle is a young, cheerful and sophisticated brand that caters to young ladies and adults. The idea of the brand Carrislabelle came from it’s owner named “Carris” and a French word La Belle which means “beautiful or lovely woman” in English. Every woman deserves clothing that best represent their style, and we hope that you will find yours in Carrislabelle."

I think that Carrislabelle is a genius in offering really timeless, sexy and sophisticated outfits! I find myself always turning to them for my special occasion outfits. Here are my picks!
The real awesome thing about this top is how versatile it is! Initially, I thought it might just look great for a casual day out in town paired with jeans or denim shorts but I love how awesome it looked with a pair of pretty "dressed up" midi skirt. I wore this for an event and felt totally comfy in it!
If there's anything you plan to spend money on, it has got to be this gorgeous slit cut maxi skirt! I felt extremely elegant and sophisticated in it when I wore it out the other day. Fai loved it too! The slits just flow really nicely as I walked and I actually felt like a goddess in town. HAHA

Have you checked out Carrislabelle new collection? Tons of really pretty pieces up for grabs! I love how you can find both girly and edgy apparels at Carrislabelle. There's always something for everyone.
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3) The Petite Rose
The Petite Rose is an online fashion store based in Singapore, established in 2013. They offer a wide variety of apparels that are sourced both locally and internationally with the mindset of providing quality and up-to-date trendy apparels.

From casual basic to sweet and feminine style, or even party wear for all occasions, they have it all! Join their mailing list for exclusive updates and promotions. Here are my picks!^^

Back-Mesh Dress in White
This is a basic white dress, but only better. Don't you think that the mesh detail at the back makes the entire dress really outstanding? It's such a gorgeous piece that is really underrated! It also has a really excellent quality! Super pleased with this pick and I can't wait to wear it out! hehe

Petite Panel Romper Dress in White
Another white ensemble because I love how casual yet playful this romper-dress is! The fact that it is white means that it would look great for any occasion. I can totally see myself in this get up for a casual day out in town or a date night with Fai;)

Check The Petite Rose out on their social media platforms for more updates!
Instagram : http://instagram.com/thepetiterose (@thepetiterose)

The Petite Rose is also available physically at the following outlets:
-Blogshopping Far East Plaza
-Blogshopping JEM

Stand a chance to win a $10 voucher!!! All you have to do is tag @thepetiterose #thepetiterose on Instagram whenever you wear their apparels out!
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