EUNICE ANNABEL

Monday, March 2, 2015

Visit a Dentist!


Disclaimer: I was not asked to blog about this, every word was written on my own accord.

I don't know what the dental clinic was like in your primary school but I hated mine. It was probably one of the biggest fears everyone shared then besides getting a lecture from the discipline mistress. I studied in Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) Toa Payoh primary and secondary, and I guess it was one of the few schools that practiced teeth brushing sessions for kids in lower primary. I say this because I was a transferred student and only joined the all-girls school in primary two. Before that I studied in a neighbourhood school and after a year, my mother decided to transfer me for whatever reasons. 

The point is, we didn't have such teeth brushing sessions in my neighbourhood school so I was taken aback when it was compulsory to brush my teeth with my classmates after recess. The school’s dental nurse would guide us and it was so awful because we didn't use toothpaste at all. Can you imagine brushing your teeth with nothing but water and the naked bristles rubbing against you gum? You may think it's fine but if you're doing it along side 25 other 8-year-old girls, it's quite disgusting. Especially when you start to feel the sprinkles of water and saliva from their toothbrushes on your arms (or even faces)!!! Yucks.

Besides those sessions, all students were required to visit the school's dental clinic at least once a month if I'm not wrong. All schools practice this AND I LOATHE IT. My first visit was already so painful I was trembling in fear. I just don't understand why couldn't the nurse just be a little gentler? Just because my teeth were all deciduous, doesn't give her the right to push them around as she pleases. So much for proper dental care, thanks to her ignorance, I was scarred for life. I am so frightened of visiting the dentist, well until now... We'll get to that later.

I remember a particular red clipboard filled with names of girls who needed to visit the dental clinic. Whenever a student from another class came over to my class to read those names out, I would freeze and pray that I'm not one of them. It felt almost like the reaping moment in The Hunger Games. Some times, God decided not to answer my prayers so I would be called out but when that happens, I would fake a tummy ache so I could spend some time in the sick bay instead of in that repulsive dental clinic. I JUST HATED IT SO MUCH.

As I grew older, I learnt how to escape any visits to the dentist and I guess eventually, the school nurse stopped bothering me. I had about two whole years free from her in primary 5 and 6. It felt amazing. Everything was great and I never had to worry about seating helplessly in the dental chair anymore. 

Due to my horrific experience in primary school, I haven't had a dental check up for years now. In fact, I think it's been close to a decade. hehehe. But trust me, once you hit 18 and if you're one of the unlucky ones, you might start to feel a tingling pain at the back of your jawline. Say hello to wisdom teeth. (Wisdom my ass) Miserable me is one of the unfortunates. In due time, I have no choice but to visit a dentist to extract them out.

My visit came earlier last month though; I paid my first visit to Idental Clinic. The first dental clinic I stepped into after a REALLY LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGG time. The intention was just to get my teeth straighten out with Invisalign but along the way, I found out that there are so many more other problems to my teeth than just how crooked they look. And I could have prevented all of those problems if I visited a dentist on a regular basis. But how could I right? I mean I was scarred thanks to my primary school's dental nurse and I am certain that majority of Singaporean youths are facing such problems as well. 

A perfect smile will get you places; I'm not exaggerating about it. Maybe there isn't a strong emphasize on having a healthy set of teeth here in Singapore but I personally strongly feel that there should be. I mean look at Americans, at least 4 out of 5 kids wear braces but what about the kids here in Singapore? Americans visit their family dentist on a regular basis but what about us here? We are afraid of visiting one because of our experiences when we were younger right? I mean, go look at make up tutorial videos and just stare at the YouTuber’s set of pearly white and compare them to what our local YouTube sensations have. It's a far cry and it's embarrassing.

Apart from just how it affects our physical appearance, it will eventually affect our health in the long run too. Don't take dental care so lightly; neglecting may cause diseases, tooth loss or even something as simple as bad breath. 

I think the government should do something about this. hahaha.

Anyway, back to how I felt at my first Idental visit. I was extremely nervous for sure but not as much as I was in primary school because I'm a lot more vocal now so if I don't like something, I'm not afraid to speak up. I didn't have to do that though because my dental surgeon was so patient, gentle and he was constantly checking to see if I was feeling alright. The entire experience was truly different from what I expected it to be. And without a doubt, it wasn't painful at all, nothing like what the school's dental nurse had to offer. 

It made me realized that those nurses never cared about us kids at all. We weren't paying customers so they don't stand to gain anything, no commission or incentive whatsoever. Which is why they didn't care about how we felt. Also, being kids, they knew that we wouldn't dare speak up hence they just did whatever they wanted to.

I just feel the need to inform everyone not to be afraid of visiting a dentist anymore. It isn't like how it felt back in Primary school. If you visit a dentist now, you're going as an adult, as a paying customer, a patient that requires health attention. You will be granted whatever you need and if you don't feel comfortable about something, no one is going to force you to open your mouth. Trust me, visiting a dentist isn't scary and I'm sure we've all been through other sort of pain growing up, heartbreaks, internal self conflicts, I'm sure everyone of us can sit through a teeth polishing session would flinching ;)

I've spoken way much more than I expected to so I'll probably talk about my teeth problems in another post. My problems include receding gum line, impacted wisdom tooth, crowding and overbite. I'll explain those terms in the other post. Just so you know, those are REALLY common problems and you might have them unknowingly too. It's better to visit a professional dental surgeon to analyse your teeth. Remember, prevention is always better than cure, especially when it comes to health and well being. 

If you don't know which dental clinic to visit, I highly recommend the one I'm attached to now.

Shall end this post with a X-ray photo of my teeth! 
Courtesy of: Idental Clinic. Can you spot a problem?


Stay healthy everybody!:)

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The Fairest Of Them All Top


Effortlessly cute crop top that would look great for a casual day out with your girlfriends! hehehe. It's extremely comfortable and fits me like a glove. I think pairing it with light denim distressed high waisted jeans would look adorable! I especially like the thickness of the top, isn't too thick, neither is it too thin - perfect for keeping cool in Singapore's humid weather.

Grey Skyes Trench 


I wore this outerwear in one of my Instagram pictures recently and already received questions on where to get it. It's no surprise since it's such a versatile piece that would make any outfit look a lot more put together in an instant. I adore it's lightweight chiffon material that keeps me feeling cool and being so light, it's no hassle carrying it around in my bag.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kudeta Vlog

While I work on the post, enjoy the vlog first :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Advertorials - Shop Sassy Dream & OOTD

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Chinese New Year is just a week away! It's a traditional belief to wear new clothes on this special occasion for good luck and I am certain that most of you have already planned your outfits. But those who haven't and need a place to shop at fast, why don't you check out Sassy Dream's latest collection? Whether you're looking for pretty floral dresses or basic essentials, they have it all. Here are my picks! ^^

SSD Ruffles Romper in Peach


I am in LOVE with this adorable romper. It's so comfy and effortlessly pretty! It's super lightweight which makes it perfect for our humid weather hence it'll be a great outfit to wear for Chinese New Year visiting.  It is available in White, Black and Powder Blue (which I love as well).

SSD Tie Me Up Romper in Grey


 I just love how Sassy Dream offers apparels of different styles to cater to different people. This self-manufactured romper is a lot edgier than most of the apparels offered on their site. So don't stereotype Sassy Dream that quickly, if you're more into tougher looking apparels, I'm sure you'll find them on Sassy Dream as well :)

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2. OOTD

Been quite a while since my last shoot with OOTD and I miss them already!! We always have a lot of fun doing a shoot together and it's always a breeze because their apparels are of superb quality. I never have to squeeze into anything or clip the apparel to make them fit on me better. This just goes to show how dedicated OOTD is in offering you guys the best. 

Here are a couple of my picks from their latest collections!^^ I'm certain that you'll be able to find several apparels perfect for CNY :)

OOTD Frances Cut Out Maxi Dress in White


This maxi dress is probably one of the best self-manufactured design OOTD has ever done. The choice of fabric and prints are so gorgeous. It's such a classy dress, you can wear it for any occasion and not just CNY so it's definitely worth getting. Backorder is now open, don't miss out on it!


Premium Neoprene Edith Rose Bodycon in White


This is the PERFECT dress for Chinese New Year and it's also probably one of the prettiest dress I've ever come across so far this year. I love Neoprene fabric as it doesn't crumple easily so you can be assured that your dress will look great the whole day. I am also a huge fan of halter necklines and side slits hence my love for this dress! There's only one piece left so go get it now!!!


Premium OOTD Frances Neoprene Bodycon


Another stunning dress self-manufactured by OOTD! The worst thing that could happen on CNY is finding out that someone else is dressed in the same outfit as you! The percentage of that happening is pretty high since most of the online shops these days sell the same things. I suggest considering this beautiful dress from OOTD. It's their self-manufactured item so you can be sure that you won't be caught in that awkward situation. And don't you just love the prints? It's almost dream-like!


Premium Annabel Thai Silk Off Shoulder Pocket Dress in Royal Blue


How can anyone resist getting this dress?!?! It's PERFECT! I am in love with it's shiny metallic-like silky fabric. It not only looks great for CNY, it'll work really well for Valentine's Day or Christmas, in fact any special occasion! For just SGD$34, that's worth a buy! There's only one piece left so go get it now before it's too late!


Annabel Oriental Neoprene Peplum Top in Black


I love how you can wear this top not only for Chinese New Year, but for any other special occasion as well. Its high neckline really appeals to me because it makes one look effortlessly elegant. It is made out of Neoprene fabric as well, so that is a bonus! The peplum detail allows you to eat as much goodies as you want without having to worry about a bulging tummy! hehehe 


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I can see why it's so tough to shop at OOTD now. Because they offer a wide variety of unique and pretty apparels that you can't really find anywhere else! Take this dress for example, I don't see it on any other sites and I'm so glad that I managed to get my hands on it! hehehe. I love the unique choice of fabric and it's structured silhouette. Not to mention, the stunning Navy blue.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Silkygirl Go Matte Lipcolour


I personally prefer matte lipsticks over glossy ones, and I'm not just saying this because SilkyGirl just sent a bunch of matte lipsticks to me. I've been using matte lipsticks for the last couple of years and I love them ever since I started; though some times I'd switch to glossy ones for a different look. 

I find that matte lipsticks make one look a lot more sophisticated in some way or another. They just scream "business" and I feel that people tend to take one more seriously with it. Which is probably why it's been gaining a lot of popularity among Hollywood celebrities on the red carpet. Matte lipsticks are also a way to make a bold statement. You'll notice a lot of fashion forward people, usually designers or stylists spotting matte lips instead of glossy ones. 

I guess we have all tried matte lipsticks at least once so far and you either love it (like myself) or hate it and never ever want to use them ever again. And you probably hate it because most matte lipsticks tend to make your lips look and feel dry. I know this because I've come across a particular brand that did that to my lips. But being a blogger, I have the pleasure of trying various cosmetic products from different brands and I've found out that SilkyGirl's Go Matte Lipcolor range is one of best I've tried so far.

Believe me, it really is. I'm not just saying this for the money. I wouldn't be talking about them if they weren't as good as I claimed them to be.


What I absolutely love about this range might be a surprise to you. I actually really like how there are only 6 different distinct shades to choose from. You know how it feels like to visit a makeup booth at a drug store and spend hours choosing just one colour. It's quite a nuisance and that's why I've been wearing the same lipstick shade for the past few years. The SilkyGirl Go Matte Lipcolor range only features 6 shades that would give you different looks that you can wear throughout the day. 

When I first tried them, I was amazed at how well they glided onto my lips. They don't make my lips feel dry at all! Instead they feel velvety and the colours instantly pop. They're so vivid and lively; you almost only need one layer. I swear, the colour payoff is amazing and the shades are spot on pretty! I can't decide which is my favourite out of the lot. 

Why don't you decide which one looks best on me?


About two years back, Orange became a new "IT" lip colour. I remember wearing Orange on my lips for almost a whole year in poly because they're a great alternative to Red, which may be too loud for school. Orange also reflects youthfulness and boldest, hence it quickly became a popular shade among lipstick users. Do you see how smooth and velvety the colour looks on my lips? No lip liner was needed to achieve that even tone.


The classic Red lipstick that every girl should own. Do you know that psychologically, men think that women with red lips and dark eyes are physically more attractive? Which kind of explains why the media tend to portray seductive female characters with signature Red lips. I think that this colour is great if you're planning to go for a party or a sizzling hot date! ;)

I wore Siren Red in one of my recent ootd picture!


Another classic versatile colour that is good to own. A nude lipstick is always the perfect lipstick to wear for more formal occasions or even to work! When I was younger, I always wore bright coloured lipsticks and I thought that I would never look normal with nude lips. But my whole perspective has changed recently because I've grown to love myself more and I really like this colour on me! It's very classy and goes well with any outfit I wear.

I wore Nearly Nude with a thin layer of SilkyGirl's Color Junkie Lip Polish in the shade Bubbly Jean for this ootd picture! Really like how the two products mix together.


Argh! One of my top picks from this range - Exotic Wine. It's a plum colour that I've never really worn before so I thought it gave me an entirely different look, which I love! You know how some times you need a bold lip colour but Red can be a little too much? Try plum or in this case, Exotic Wine. It's more mellowed but is still bold and attention grabbing. I really love this colour and how well it complements my skin tone. Also, it looks great with monochrome outfits!



Another favourite from the range! This colour looks a lot like the colour I've been wearing for the past couple of years. It's a sweet rose pink that you can wear everyday! It looks almost natural but still stands out a little thanks to its sweet pink hue. I foresee myself wearing this lipstick a lot. hehehe


Another favourite of mine! I've always been a huge fan of hot pink lipsticks. They were once a trend on the runway and ever since then, they've become almost like a staple. Like Orange, this pink is a great alternative to Red. It's bold, yet not as attention grabbing as Red and it makes one look a lot more youthful in some way or another. And did you know that this sort of pink looks amazing paired with all black attire?

I wore Wild Pink in one of my recent ootd pictures!


All of the lipsticks you've seen above have amazing colour payoff that lasts throughout the day (unless you wipe them away of course). Well, at least they lasted really long for me because I actually use a method which I'll probably share some other time. Also, the reason why the lipsticks didn't leave my lips leaving dry, is because they're formulated with Shea Butter, Safflower Oil and Papaya Extract.

They may be heavyweight colours but trust me; you won't feel a thing with them on unlike some matte lipsticks. Basically, they have a lightweight finish so don't worry about being bothered by a weird thick consistency on your lips.

The lipstick range is fragrance free and carmine free. So it's suitable for sensitive skin! And if you wanna know what carmine is, check out this link. You might be grossed out after reading it so don't say I didn't warn ya ;) 

Oh and the best of it all? They are NOT tested on animals! Yay!!! You can enjoy your cosmetics without thinking about any animals harmed for your benefit.


Thank you SilkyGirl for sending me a bunch of Color Junkie Lip Polishes too! Though I am a huge supporter of matte lipsticks, I like wearing lip-glosses for special occasions or photo shoots. The irritating thing about glosses that I am certain every girl is aware of is that they make our lips feel sticky. Application is also hard because of the thick consistency. 

But you'll be happy to know that these lip polishes don't feel sticky at all! They are formulated with Vitamin E, Macadamia Seed Oil and Jojoba Seed Oil. All of which have individual benefits and I know how awesome Jojaba Seed Oil is when it comes to hydration. With these ingredients, you can be assured easy application and a smooth finish. 

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Stand a chance to win a set of products!!

All you have to do is:

1) Head over to SilkyGirl Singapore Facebook page at 

2) Comment on their Giveaway Post telling them which is your favourite shade from Color Junkie or Go Matte and why.

Winners will be notified after 2nd March 2015 on SilkyGirl Singapore Facebook page. So keep your eyes on it for the results!:)

Good luck girls! Thank you all for reading :)

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