[Get The Look] Oriental Nail Art For Lunar New Year

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Hi Huneybees,

The Lunar New Year is drawing near and everyone is busy preparing for it, including myself. Time is running out for me just like Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried in "In Time". Every single second counts and here I am to introduce you a super fast and fuss-free way of getting your nails done, looking almost professionally that you can even do it on the eve of Lunar New Year!

I found these water decal nail stickers from P.N.C (S) Traders Pte Ltd in Chinatown (Blk 34 Upper Cross Street, #02-150, 168, Singapore 050034)P.N.C is a nail art lover’s dream, they carry anything and everything you ever need for your nails and at really reasonable prices too. It's my little heaven and do note their opening hours as they close pretty early. More details on their website

Ok, back to the nails. Firstly, you have to have a good 2 layers of the base nail colour of your choice. Here I selected a nice nude pink for the decals to fully stand out as though they were drawn directly onto my nails.

Then, after selecting which designs goes on which fingers, I cut each of them up.

Nest, you would need a container and fill it with water (a height where you can fully soak the decal in), as well as a tweezer.

Holding on to a corner of the decal with my tweezer, I fully soak the decal in the water for about 4 seconds, before I lightly slide the decal out of the paper back and paste it onto my nails. 

Set the design while it is still wet and gently pat it dry once you are done. Apply a thin layer of your favourite top coat and you are set to finish off the rest of your nails by repeating the steps.

Simple as A,B,C and in split seconds, you can get all 10 nails "painted" as though you just stepped out of a nail salon. My friends and family loves this design and some of them thought it was really drawn on and they even asked how long it took for me to get all these done!

So there you have it, my little tip and trick to getting your nails done in the comfort of your home. You don't even have to breath in those nail polish fumes and get on a rat race with the Lunar New Year nail salon crowd!

Have fun and Happy New Year to you!


[Tried & Tested] Get Healthy Radiant Glowing Skin With Dettol Radiance And Win Prizes!

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Hi Huneybees,

I'm finally done with all the CNY packing! After the hiatus of overseas trip and straight into tidying up my house in preparation for the festive celebration, I didn't have a proper "ME" time until today!

I am so thankful to Dettol for the wonderful spa set they had sent over! In it is 2 bottles of Dettol Radiance together with a loofa, bath scrub, manicure set as well as sea salt, olive oil and lemon. It might be a weird concoction going on and it was only when I pulled out the instruction list that I realized it was for me to have my very own DIY Body Scrub spa session at home!

Dettol recognises every woman’s desire for her skin to glow radiantly and for that to happen is to have healthy skin. It can be achieved by exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy diet, getting enough rest. But now the Dettol Radiance body wash is all you need!

I immediately jumped into the shower once I prepared the scrub and it was all so refreshing to be scrubbing all the dead skin away in preparation for my skin to fully absorb the Vitamins B3 & C in the Dettol Radiance Bodywash! They are the elixirs for beautiful skin, which catalyse optimum rejuvenation and purification to revitalise its health.

My skin feels smooth and soft the moment I stepped out of the shower and super refreshed! Nothing beats radiant glowing skin to give me my confidence. Even my hubby was saying I looked different today, so bright and glowy. Hehehehehe.... All thanks to my secret weapon - Dettol Radiance!

So, what's you little secret? 
What makes you confident?

Why not submit entries on “What makes you confident” on your personal social media platforms with the hashtag #DettolRadianceHuney and #DettolRadianceGlow  and stand a chance to win a S$100 worth of Dettol hamper!
     And if you wana purchase the Dettol Radiance, do take note of these exciting promotions...
Win a trip to Maldives:
More excitingly, leading pharmacies in Singapore – Watsons and Guardian will be having a Dettol Radiance promotion from 1 - 28 February 2014. Dettol is offering the public a chance to win a Grand Prize – all expenses paid 4D3N Maldives spa retreat for 2 at a 5-star spa resort!
Just purchase any Dettol Radiance products from leading pharmacies in Singapore between 1 to 28 February 2014 and SMS your receipt numbers to 9010 2322.

Public can also take part in Dettol Singapore’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DettolSingapore contest and win more prizes every week. Kick starting from 3 – 28 Feb 2014 for four weeks, one simply needs to like Dettol Singapore’s Facebook page and share their opinions on the different topics rolled out every week. 50 sets of Dettol products will be available for give-aways and weekly grand winners will win prizes worth up to $200 each.


[Tried & Tested] Getting My Hair Pampered With Naoki Yoshihara By Ash

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Hi Huneybees,

I've recently been addicted to changing my hair colours. After doing the tie-dying and ombre hair ends, I'm now into the next phase for rainbow hair colours. Of course, this included alot of hair bleaching and even though the colours are nice, alot of maintenance is required at home.

But no matter how moisturising the shampoo or conditioner claims to be, nothing seems to be working well for me. Luckily, I had Naoki Yoshihara by Ash's help. 

Naoki Yoshihara by Ash is an authentic Japanese hair salon located in Liang Court, Singapore. I have been to many salons in Singapore, including international acclaimed one, but none can compare to what I have experienced at Naoki Yoshihara by Ash in terms of  the services and techniques.

When I first stepped into this salon, I was presently surprised by the politeness and gentleness of welcoming me. Even my stylist - Megu-san looked as though she stepped right out of the ViVi magazine. Totally in love with her style and how she did her hair.

As she just arrived in Singapore and not so proficient in English, the manager Kazutaka-san did the translation while Megu-san did the assessment on my hair and scalp as well as addressing to my other hair ncerns. So, it was decided that I get the Shiseido treatment. The products in the salon are from Japan and seeing the whole basket of items going to my hair, I knew my hair and scalp will be pampered.

Well, the treatment was mainly all done at the shampoo bar, and seeing that I have my makeup on, they took the initiative to have my face covered with a soft cloth, so that the water will not ruin my makeup. Nevertheless with Megu-san's delicate washing skills, I was rather at ease and were quite confident that my face wouldn't be wet even if I didn't have the cloth. 

Other than that, I was wrapped up with a towel, an anti-wet drape, and a fleece blanket to cover my legs. And as the treatment required me to lie there for almost an hour, Megu-san and her fellow stylist - Tsukasa-san made sure I was lying there comfortably and putting a towel and head support for me. It was definitely 100% service!

After the last step of treatment was done, I was back at my seat and Megu-san had my hair blown dry and she also curled the ends of my hair. She was very careful not to tug too hard and she kept asking if it was too hot.

Lastly, she also gave me a fringe to frame my face and it was a fresh change as I haven't had a fringe for agesありがとう Megu-san for making my hair so soft and alive again!

If you’re keen on your own authentic Japanese salon experience, do give Naoki Yoshihara by Ash a try.

Naoki Yoshihara by Ash
177 River Valley Road
Liang Court  #02-15/16
Singapore 179030
Tel: 65 6333 5662 


[What's New] Dress Your Nails This Chinese New Year With Gummi Nails

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Hi Huneybees,

As Chinese New Year approaches, it's time to dress up and not only just your clothes, you have to dress up those nails of yours too!

Salon manicures might be a hassle for you as time is never on your side? Well, do not fret as the new online exclusive Water Transfer Nail Decals launched by Gummi Nails will glam out those nails of yours within minutes!

Priced at S$5.00 each, you can get their auspicious nail decals: Abundance, Happiness, Luck or Virtue as well as their Bundle Deal: Lucky Cat (1 set x Abundance and 1 set x Luck) for just $8.88. Step by step instructions com along with their high quality water transfer nail decals.

You can get them at www.gumminails.com


[What's New] Kiehl’s & Alicia Keys Coming Together To Raise Funds For Children & Families Affected By HIV

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Hi Huneybees,

For every bottle of Limited Edition Midnight Recovery Concentrate sold, SGD$5 will be donated to Action for Aids (AfA).
Kiehl's together with 14-time Grammy Award winning artist and philanthropist Alicia Keys, and Keep a Child Alive (the organization Keys co-founded in 2003), are partnering to bring dignified treatment, care and support to children and families affected by HIV. Beginning 1 January 2014, Kiehl’s will begin selling a special edition of their Midnight Recovery Concentrate with 100% of the proceeds, up to $200,000, benefiting Keep a Child Alive globally.

Locally, Kiehl’s Singapore is partnering with Action for Aids (AfA), a non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to AIDS prevention, advocacy and support. From 1 January 2014, for every bottle of Limited Edition Midnight Recovery Concentrate sold, SGD$5 will be donated to AfA. The limited edition bottle includes a special charm and an important call to action from Alicia Keys to, “Join our movement,”echoing her continued drive to encourage everyone to use their voice for change and make a difference in the fight against AIDS.

The Midnight Recovery Concentrate is something I use religiously every night. Containing of potent concentration of botanical extracts specifically formulated to biologically replicate skin’s natural lipids for optimal skin repair throughout the night. I simply drop 3-4 drops of it on my face and "magic" works on my face through the night, leaving my skin radiant and smooth, making it easier for me to put on my makeup.

Other than that, Kiehl’s Singapore have also taken a step further to raise more funds and HIV awareness in the following campaigns:

Smile with Kiehl’s” Facebook Photo Contest

In this campaign, Kiehl’s will be collecting photos of “smiles from children”. Through this campaign, Kiehl’s Singapore hopes that each smile can brighten and inspire the lives of the mothers and children. For every photo submission to Instagram with #SmileKiehlsSGfrom 3rdto 31stJanuary 2014, SGD$0.50* will be donated to AfA. Participants are encouraged to garner Instagram likes for their photo to show their support towards AfA, the mothers and the children. One special edition Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate will be awarded to the participant with most number of likes to his or her photo. One other participant with the most creative photo will also walk away with the special edition Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. *Limited to 2000 photos.

Steps to join:
  1. TAKE a picture of a smiling child
  2. FOLLOW @KiehlsSG on Instagram
  3. UPLOAD to Instagram & tag #SmileKiehlsSG
Island-wide “Join the K Movement” Fund Raising

In collaboration with AfA, Kiehl’s volunteers will carry out an island-wide fund raising campaign to raise even more funds and awareness. In appreciation of each donation made, a Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate sample packet will be given to each donor.

The funds collected will contribute to financial assistances schemes under HIV + Pregnant Mothers’ Fund. This fund was set up to assist pregnant HIV+ mothers with Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy or HAART during the pregnancy. This treatment helps to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIVand has been proven to be successful in an overwhelming number of cases. Funds will also be channeled to assist diagnosed HIV+ children under 12 years old to seek immediate medical treatment.

"We welcome this partnership with Kiehl’s and their continued commitment to the community. Such partnerships will help in the eradication of HIV in Singapore. The project ‘Keep a Child Alive’ will do just that, the funds they raise will help prevent mother-to-child transmission and support children already living with HIV. We are proud to partner Kiehl’s in their awareness and fund-raising efforts and we trust that our partnership will continue into the future.” --- Professor Roy Chan, President of AFA
“Kiehl’s has a longstanding heritage of working to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic with our work beginning in the 1980’s, when it was taboo to even talk about the disease. Just in the past 10 years, we have raised more than $2,500,000 for the cause. 
We are proud to continue this important philanthropic work with Keep a Child Alive, an effective, on-the-ground, organization built on the foundation that every person has the right to health care and that all children deserve a future.” --- Cheryl Vitali, Kiehl’s Worldwide General Manager

While great advances in the treatment of HIV/AIDS have been made in the past decade—with54% of adults now getting treatment in low and middle income countries compared to the 0.13% ten years ago—AIDS remains one of the world's most serious health challenges. Statistics also show that without HIV treatment, half of the children living with HIV will die by the age of two, and 80% by the age of five. Over 16 million children have been orphaned due to AIDS globally.  As the startling statistics above make clear, there is still a lot of work to do to help children and families whose lives continue to be dramatically impacted by the virus.

Keep a Child Alive, co-founded in 2003 by Keys along with activist Leigh Blake, believes that every person has the right to health care and deserves a future. Keep a Child Alive supports innovative, community-led responses that increase access to life-saving HIV care and treatment, nutritious food, and loving support for children and families living with and affected by HIV. To date, Keep a Child Alive has provided services to over 300,000 children and families and currently supports nine, innovative community-based partners in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, and India. With Alicia Keys as Global Ambassador, Keep a Child Alive uses its voice to raise awareness, mobilize people to take action, and rally resources in the global response to HIV.

Formed in 1988, Action for AIDS (AfA) is a voluntary community based organization and a registered charity since 7 October 1994. It has been registered as Institutions of Public Character (IPC) under the Ministry of Health from 15 December 2004. Their objectives are to provide support and assistance to persons living with HIV and AIDS (PWAs); to increase awareness, education and understanding of AIDS and HIV infection; to combat discrimination and stigmatization of (PWAs) and their loved ones; and to encourage AIDS-related research activities in Singapore. The organization is run for the most part by volunteers. Various support and welfare programmes are run for people living with HIV/AIDS and their loved ones. AfA is funded through donations from various agencies, private individuals, foundations, and businesses both large and small.

Roy Chan is a dermato-venereologist, He received his medical training at the University of Singapore and post-graduate training from the UK and USA. He is the President of Action for AIDS, an NGO he started in 1988. He is also the Director of the Singapore National Skin Centre, and Programme Manager of the National STI Control Programme.

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[Tried & Tested] Through My Eyes: A Day in the Life of Christina

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Hi Huneybees,

Ever wondered what a day in my life is like?

Being a blogger and graphic designer, my days require me to spend long hours in front of the computer screen and attend events in the evenings. I used to wear coloured contact lenses to improve my look, however I would have to frequently use eye drops to keep my eyes moist.

Apart from the uncomfortable feeling of dry eyes, sometimes my eyes would look bloodshot. Did you know that bloodshot eyes are usually an indication of a lack of oxygen to the eye? Now you do.

My quality of life improved significantly when I started using 1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM! Not only do I get crisp and clear vision, but also HEALTHY eyes! The contact lenses are more breathable, ensuring your eyes get sufficient oxygen throughout the day. With 1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM, you can benefit from Triple Care properties of Moisture, Oxygen and UV protection to keep your eyes healthy and comfortable all day, every day! So awesome, right?! I no longer need to use eye drops during the day even after long hours working or attending late night functions.

Moreover, with international ANSI recognised standards of UV protection, my eyes are protected from harmful UVA and UVB. I don't have to worry about my eyes when I’m in the sun!

Another favourite feature is the Auto-Focus Technology which helps position and keeps my contact lens in place even when I lie sideways on the couch to watch TV or play video games in bed.

The best part is that at the end of a long day, I can just throw away my contact lenses instead of taking the time to clean and store them. I just love the feeling of starting my day with a new pair of contact lenses!

Well, our eyes are the windows to the soul. “Comfortable, HEALTHY eyes with clear vision” is definitely my motto for choosing the right contact lenses. I'm sticking to 1•DAY ACUVUE® MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM for sure!

For all you Huneybees who have read the story and want to beat the blur with 1•DAY ACUVUE®
MOIST® for ASTIGMATISM, you can get CLEAR and HEALTHY vision too by registering for a 5-day consecutive trial at www.acuvue.com.sg/beattheblur. Spread the joy of having crisp and healthy vision today to your loved ones and friends!