Do you sometimes wish that someone would just pick a ready-to-wear outfit specially for you every now and then without having to go through the headache of mixing and matching? Or better, receive a surprise present every month?
HVV Mood Box by Her Velvet Vase is a a gift box of surprise that you can subscribe to every month/over several months, base on your mood of the month!
I love the idea! It’s like having a personal stylist to help you shop for a brand new outfit every month!
Before that, a brief intro about Her Velvet Vase!
Her Velvet Vase was established in 2007 and is one of the leading online female fashion stores in Singapore. They have been featured multiple times on the covers of newspapers and publications for their unique fashion concept and style.
At Her Velvet Vase, our vision for the modern multifaceted fashion experience incorporates a refreshing balance between style, fashion, beauty, lifestyle and well-being. We are constantly striving to educate our customers and to offer them an array of contemporary lifestyle alternatives so that they may always make well-informed decisions that will best suit their personalities and style.
First of all you can choose the type of subscription that you want, from S$100 to S$150 worth of products at different subscription fee. Of course, the longer you subscribe, the more worth it it becomes!
For me i picked 3 month subscription of $100 worth of products at S$70 each month.
After that is the fun part!
Every month you get to pick a different mood or style if you like! This month i went for something edgy/street chic. But i always love to just tick the “Surprise Me!” column because i like to challenge my stylist like that hahahha.
You also get a reminder email every month to select from a list of mood options. HVV changes options pretty frequently to keep everything fun and very refreshing!
You can also include your IG or FB profile, i guess your stylist need to understand you better too rather than blindly picking an outfit for you.
Of course you will need to fill in your sizing and all.
And… that’s all! Then you just have to wait for your surprise parcel.
Mine arrived just a few days ago, and Champon is doing his “routine check”, sniffing around for suspicious item (he could steal) lol.
I was really excited to open it!
On first glance, the content looks the stuff i’d totally wear lol.
Let’s spread them out and see…
I got two tops, a necklace, a pair of sunglasses and denim pants, and a really gorgeous bag! All these for only S$70, i think it’s super worth it!!!
Trying them on.
Here’s the complete outfit picture:
(all from HVV Mood Box except the booties).
I love how they already think ahead for me and sent the knit top and a pair of warm jeggings suitable for traveling! Looks like my HVV stylist is preparing me for an autumn trip somewhere lol. Ok hint taken! XD
Of course you can always be creative and mix it up with other items you already have.
Top, necklace and bag from HVV Mood Box.
Subscribe your mood box now at Her Velvet Vase! Here’s a discount code you can use:
HVVXCHEESIE10OFF , valid till 30 September!
Also here are some of the lookbook outfits i like:
I am one of the very lucky ones who didn’t get hit by the dreaded pre/postnatal blues.
Since i got pregnant until Junya is almost 3 months old now, i probably had only stressed over a few things, one is insufficient milk supply in the beginning, secondly clogged milk ducts (one of the most painful things i’ve experienced T___T).
But the thing that stressed me out the most was haze.
A stone-hard boob stuck with milk was so torturous it made me tear lots, but it will pass and you just have to be careful to prevent it from happening again.
But haze. There is nothing you could do about it. Those days i could barely see anything when i look out of the window. It was just grey, grey everywhere.
Haze was the worst in June, and that was when Junya was born. I remember having to carry Junya out of the hospital while wearing a mask. And my heart hurt so so much that my little fragile baby was breathing the same toxic air with no protection whatsoever against it.
I was fuming inside. I felt so helpless, i locked myself at home and cursed the world. At one point i even felt guilty that i brought Junya to this horrible world.
He was just a few days old and barely had just learned to breathe and this is what his lungs had to deal with.
I was so, so depressed.
Yet there was nothing i could do about it.
I typed furiously on Twitter, ranting.
Yet there was nothing anyone could do about it. I became angry with everything and everyone.
It is true. Nobody could do anything about it except to wait for it to pass.
So i did the best i could. I shut all windows, i refused to step out of my house, i turned on aircon and blasted my air purifier at full force.
I also got myself a newer and stronger air purifier:
Sharp FPE50E Air Purifier
Although i still insisted sealing all windows shut and became anti-social for two whole months, i felt slightly better, knowing that i have done my best.
I have no doubt that all mothers think the same. What wouldn’t you do to provide your baby the safest environment?
I am already a user of Sharp Purifier (read my previous post on it). I have two standing purifiers and one mobile one.
Now that we moved to a bigger apartment, we needed a stronger one.
The new one (left) and my existing one (right). And Champon sniffing new alien object in the house as usual lol.
*sniff sniff sniff*
What is new about this Sharp air purifier?
Sharp always just knows exactly what i need.
If you have read my previous posts about Sharp appliances, their Plasmacluster technology needs no introduction. Basically it is a technology that cleans the air by emitting positive and negative ions like those found in the natural world.
This Plasmacluster technology has been used in many Sharp products, including air purifiers, air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines and cooling fans. 50 million units of Plasmacluster products are sold since 2000.
Other industry that uses Plasmacluster technology:
I have no doubt about its effectiveness and reliability. In fact i wish every pore of my house wall is built with Plasmacluster goodness.
Junya playing and sleeping near our new Sharp FPE50E air purifier.
To be honest, i feel a lot a lot happier these days since the skies are almost always blue and clear, but i still fear the day haze returns (and i know it will) and glooms over the whole city and my heart. But at least i know i did the best i could for my family.
Clean air is worth everything.
Lastly you can also visit SHARP LOVE.LIFE for all Sharp’s products! If you Love Doraemon you would love this website! ^^
Some of JRunway’s latest!
Some new brands are added into their online store, like WEGO and X-girl.
New accessories are also added!
Some of the latest new arrival:
Denim, border and more denim! So casual and totally love the styles.
This denim skirt is from WEGO, at only S$29, super affordable.
There are also new arrivals from Royal Party, Spiral Girl etc.
Here are some of my coordinates from JRunway Online!
Cropped top from Spiral Girl!
(Yea that’s what happens at home when i try to take coordinate pictures. 90% of the time it will be like this. #chamBOMB.)
(The remaining 10% XD)
Yellow blouse and white overall from Royal Party. Recommend teh white overall!!! You can’t tell from this picture but the quality is so so good . And it’s a loose cut so this will be my buffet outfit XD
(Yeap it happens again.)
(with #chamBOMB out of frame)
Cap + Logo flared tee dress from X-girl! X-girl is a casual street brand from Harajuku. I always visit the store when i’m in Tokyo and they always have happening fashion events going on
This is probably one of my favorite styles cuz it’s so comfy and also i can pretend to be 10 years younger HAHHAHA
Remember they also have free shipping and other promotions! ^^
Follow JRunway’s Social Media for the latest trends from Japan!
So number76 has just launched its latest branch in KL center, Starhill Gallery.
While Bangsar 1 is all warm and cosy, Bangsar 2 is more towards raw, rustic chic. The latest Starhill Gallery branch is all about indulgence and luxury!
Visited it on the opening day.
As usual it’s vintage wood-based theme makes it very signature number76.
Get a good view from inside too! Love the whole classy design of Starhill Gallery.
Lots of glass panels in addition to wooden drawers.
The latest feature is…
The multi-seat private space!
A spacious separated space with curtains and blinds for utmost privacy. I love it!!
It is enclosed yet spacious, you feel like you can just spend a whole comfortable afternoon there pampering your hair without much disturbance (some other branches are usually very very very busy and packed >.<).
Hair wash space is also well covered.
It’s really like a VIP treatment for every customer without any added cost! (I was shocked when i saw the price menu of another salon in Starhill Gallery.)
number76 Starhill Gallery Launch Party
So on the 8 September there was a grand opening reception!
Lots and lots of bouquet it looks like a florist XD
From Bobo who couldn’t make it to the party.
From Xiaxue, me and Qiu Qiu XD
Catering is sushi platters from Kaihomaru, very yummy!!
Fruit basket from Yummy Flowerz
76 watermelon lol
76 staff and guests
And ahhhhh so wish to have a glass of champagne T____T #pumpanddump
With Amy (from bangsar 2 branch)
And the stylists who would be based in Starhill Gallery branch: Yves and Odera san.
And Ivan who would soon debut as a stylist too! After years of 苦练 at number76 lolol.
Also saw many familiar faces that night!
Emma. (So much awesome hair color in this picture!!!)
Superstars Kaka and Elfira
My favorite Hannah, who recently just got married!! So happy for her <3
And pink-haired Linora
And the crazy Komada san and Hayley from ISETAN lolol
Brian (and Aud cheating lolol)
That day was also Mid Autumn Festival! All guests brought home some really awesome door gifts!!
Tons of shampoo from different brands and also a mooncake
And a Beauty Passport worth RM100!
Thank you number76!!!
Make your booking now!
S4, Pamper Floor
Jalan Bukit Bintang
Open every day from 10AM to 10PM!
I’m going to visit soon for a hair-makover. What should i do????
And hope to see you there!
Today Junya turns 3 months!
I think by the third month, which is now, i’m getting the hang of it XD. Everything we do now is less scary (yes, we. I’m less paranoid about explosive poo in my face during diaper opening and he is less afraid of his own mother trying to drown him lol), and i am enjoying it more and more each day.
Surprisingly, most of the things i wrote a month ago doesn’t even apply anymore! For example, I no longer need to put him on the dining table like a dish. And i also get to finish my dinner within 2 hours lolol. Although no.12 and no.13 still happens. XD
So here are some of the things that have changed in the past month:
1. Finally refused to sleep like a Chinese zombie.
So we bought a king size bed. It makes A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE. I could actually feel my arms when i wake up now!!!! Also, those sleepless nights are gone :D. He still nurses 1-2 times through the night, although i can’t tell for sure because I DON’T REMEMBER . I am trained to be on auto-pilot now, baby cries –> lifts shirt and pulls him closer, continues Zzzzzzz. Without me waking up (or at least not remember waking up). Awesome. Now that there’s no bottles and diaper changing (thanks Merries!) through the night, the danna wakes up ZERO time.
2. Feeling more confident to go out (with or without him).
Now that his neck is stronger and sleep/feed schedule more predictable, i tried bringing him out lepak for the first time, just the two of us. It was to Fighter’s birthday party!
We both came back alive lolol.
Then i also traveled for the first time without him! Although only to Singapore for one night to fix my loooooong overdue invisalign (supposed to go a year ago before my pregnancy wtf). My mom came over to help take care of him so everything went well!
3. Milk supply stabilizes.
In the early weeks it stressed me out so much that i couldn’t produce enough to feed my baby. They are right to call it “liquid gold” cuz every drop is so precious.
And finally i fully and truly understood the expression “crying over spilled milk”, because i have experienced it first hand, literally.
Anyway, now i have just enough to keep Junya’s cheeks expanding plus a little extra. I also took a reader’s advice and store the milk flat for more storage space. I could even donate a few frozen packs to a mommy friend who was in the same boat. And when i was in Xiaxue’s house (with Junya in Malaysia), instead of throwing away expressed milk i gave it to Dash, he drank all 200ml and Xiaxue said i’m officially his 奶妈.
4. Loving my new job.
It’s a lot of work (compared to just blogging) but it is also so much fun!!!! I want more babies already XD.
1. Discovers drumstick.
Junya’s new hobby is fist-eating. He still doesn’t take a pacifier, but he looooooves his hand-flavored KFC. It lets him learn to self-soothe so actually it saves me a lot of trouble also.
2. Discovers selfies
Hahhaha this one is i force him wan. But yea he doesn’t seem to dislike the camera, and he’s always very happy to see himself so i guess that makes two of us. XD
3. Discovers Puka Puka
(Puka puka means floating around in water)
The first time i put him in the bath i thought my son was water-phobic and he will never get a shower ever again for the rest of his life. But now he loves bathing time so much that seems to be the only way to stop him from those nonsense crying.
4. Grow more cheeks
5. Discovers his favorite time
Which is the moment he wakes up. Which sometimes can be 6am wtf. So some days i would wake up to him squealing in delight at the wall. -____-
He seems to be forever in the good mood no matter how the night went. And when he sees our faces first thing in the morning he would give us this big big BIG smile that would truly make any day.
(But as the sun sets he also glooms over -___- it’s like he finishes his quota of smiliness all in the morning -___-)
This is some of his Rise’n Shine collection.
6. Outgrowing newborn size
Actually at two months he couldn’t wear newborn sizes anymore, but now he’s so much bigger he could wear 3-6 months.
Diaper also changed from newborn to S size!
And yes Junya is still happily using Merries! With Merries i don’t even need a “diaper bag” during short outings because unless he poos (which is a lot less often now), ONE diaper would last him through the whole afternoon!
Anyway, some of my readers asked me where Merries could be purchased because they couldn’t find it in certain supermarkets. You can find it in AEON, AEON BIG, The Stores & Pacific and even Tesco from november onwards. Merries is expanding really fast and there will be more outlets carrying it soon! Stay tuned!
Here’s the complete list of location you could get Merries from!
Also, for those of you who are too busy with mommy duties and don’t even have time for grocery shopping, you could even buy it online from soukai.my.
Soukai is an online shopping website which i LOVE and use to buy all my Japanese groceries. Including my Kumamon Udon and Ramen. Remember to check it out!
Happy 3 months Junya!
Today officially marks the 10th year of this blog.
I really have never thought that i could keep this blog for one whole decade. You can build a whole new city in 10 years plus a few extra space ships.
If it dies today, i think it has served me awesomely and it has no regrets (yea i control the way it feels lolol).
So every year i would click the archive and re-read my older blogniversary posts. I read last year’s post and i realized one thing.
I have been so happy for a year.
I mean, what can be happier than realizing that you have been happy, and are just going to continue to be happier?
I can hardly recall in detail what has happened in this one-year time frame (got pregnant yes, gave birth yes, go back more to Japan yes), partly due to post pregnancy amnesia, but mainly it was because this one year consists of tiny fragments of small happiness and bliss here and there. And when you put them all together you have a bundle of joy HAHAHAHA. (Sorry can’t resists lol)
Yes blogging has changed so much and people hardly even comment nowadays, and admittedly and just a little bit guiltily, i also don’t blog as often as i would like to. Attend less events, go out with blogger friends less often, do less ads, having less drama (the best part lolol). But i like taking it easy.
A couple of weeks ago my friend Kenny (yes, Kenny Sia Kenny) texted me out of the blue (very very deep blue. Maybe something like 3 years worth of blueness wtf), and asked me to attend his wedding in Kuching (!!!!).
And it is today, on 9th September 2014 (because 久久一世 lolol). I told him hey! That’s the date of my 10 year blog anniversary! And then we went on being all sentimental, reminiscing those blogging years and then waxing lyrical about our new boring and drama-less lives. Like primary school mates liddat lol. We really need to catch up and fill each other in with 3 years worth of non-happenings.
So yea, if i quit blogging, that probably means i have died of happiness or something wtf.
Anyway today is extra meaningful because today, i have blogged for full 10 years, and the person who is sort of responsible for the destiny of this blog is having the best day of his life, with his new wife. And we are both happy. Congrats and happy wedding to Kenny! (I can’t attend due to new mommy duties )
And as usual, i would like to thank all 9 of you who are still reading here and who genuinely share my happiness and feel good about it.
Here’s a picture of my happy:
Lastly, the standard blogniversary questions every year!
1. When did you start becoming a reader of this blog?
2. Which is your favorite blog post(s)?
3. What would you like to see more this blog or anything you think can be improved?
Thanks again, this year.