2012 Summary

Monday, December 31, 2012

Hello everybody ! Hope you guys had a great Christmas ! Today is the last day of the year and since resolutions were often made and not kept nor fulfilled, I guess I shall skip the making of resolutions altogether this year. Instead, I am going to do a review/summary on the major events that happened in 2012.

To be honest, 2012 ain't as smooth sailing as I expected it to be; Lesser smiles, more responsibilities, bad friendships, poor health. But I guess these are all inevitable. As we grow older, we pick up more and more responsibilities and commitments along the way and whether you like it or not, you just got to deal with it and grow up. That's just life !

Okay enough of emo shit, here's my 2012 for you.

In January, I left my first permanent job at a forwarding company. In Febuary, my complexion broke out like crazy for whatever reasons I don't know why and for the first time in my life I spent a BOMB on an Aesthetic Treatment which thankfully worked for me. You can read the post here if you are keen but be prepared to see a ugly acne infested, oily yet dehydrated, pus-sy and inflamed face.

In March, I attended customer-turned-friend-turned-big-sister Yucui & Aidan's wedding. Near the mid of the month, my health took a major decline. Seen a doctor and was scheduled for an operation. Not a major one though, but operation just don't sound good to me la ! In April, the boyfriend and I celebrated 5 years of togetherness.

Come May, I finally embarked on my running journey after much procrastination. I also launched Smexy-Lexi the online store. Applied for an apartment with the boyfriend for the first time and despite our very lousy ballot number, we sort of got our desired unit. In June, I started to receive invitations and sponsorships to product launches; Colgate Slim Soft Toothbrush, Dove Hair Fall Rescue System. I thought things were starting to pick up for the better.

In July, the boyfriend and I visited Hong Kong, where we experienced typhoon number 10 for the first time. In August, I got into The Mother of All Fashion and became busy all over again. I also had my operation towards the end of the month. In September/October, I started accepting requests for advertorials on the blog. (1) (2) (3) (4) In November, I celebrated my 24th birthday. No fancy dinners or what nots, just a simple fare where both our dads met for the first time after 5 years of courtship.

December was the worst month of the year and I had to make decisions that would affect the rest of my life. Too many things happened in such a short period of time I don't even know how to start talking about it.

So that's my not-so-smooth 2012 for you. How was yours ? I hope 2012 has been good for you. Let me know in the comments below or in my Formspring ya ? Whatever resolutions you have set for yourself, I hope you had achieved all of them.

Before I end this post, I would like to say thank you, to all of you who had walked with me in the past, now in the present, and hopefully into the future. Wishing everyone good health and have a magical 2013 !!

Ad : YoursTrulyStore

Saturday, December 29, 2012


We may not know it, but our skin gets exhausted and needs a little energy boost too. That's why it is important to pamper ourselves with a good mask or cream to refresh and rejuvenate our tired skin.

Is there really a secret to beautiful skin ?

Ever since I got back my pimple-free skin, I have never been more hardworking trying to maintain my skin at its tiptop condition. But as all of you know, I've recently got a change in job and with the rising workload and stress, my skin decided to go on strike and breakout like crazy again. To add on to my misery, we have all the year end festivities coming around, all the more I have to take extra care of my skin right ? There’s no better time to look party-ready and picture-perfect. That spells for emergency help. Instead of masking once or twice a week, why not up the ante to masking Monday to Friday with YoursTruly ?

YoursTruly, an online store owned by 6 young entrepreneurs from NYP, aims to source for products that would save our tired skin from our daily affairs. From cleansing foams, to facial masks, eye masks and even hand creams, you name it, they have it. Talk about sheet masks ! I am such a sucker for them I can never stop purchasing them. And count myself lucky ! YoursTruly generously sponsored me the Vitamin C Essence Mask from Etude House.

Essence mask for anti-wrinkled and moisturized skin with Vitamin E and Algae extract.
For those who are still new to sheet mask, here's a how-to for you:

1. Apply sheet mask to cleansed and towel dry face
2. After 15-20 minutes, remove mask and gently tap-massage face for excess essence to be absorbed.
3. There is no need to rinse and you can apply your daily skin care thereafter.

Tip: Don’t waste the remaining essence on the sheet mask. I always massage it onto to your neck or arms or rough skin areas like elbows and feet after removing it from my face.

True enough, after every masking session I can feel that my skin is super rejuvenated and hydrated. So what are you waiting for ?

Happy shopping !



Saturday, December 15, 2012

Because I promised to blog more often, I shall do a short entry on our BTO project. For those who are still unaware or is new to my blog, my boyfriend and I had finally decided to take the plunge and apply for a flat after 5 years of togetherness.

Some of you might think, aren't you guys too rash ? Are you sure he wants to marry you ? Come to think of it, it wasn't really a rash decision. I wasn't the one who initiated the flat application anyways. We talked over our plans to apply for a flat several times since year 2011 but because most of the sales launches were areas that we considered ulu/ inaccessible and we felt that we still pretty much in love with the city area, we decided to wait until HDB releases a launch that is near where we are currently residing in.

And so, we signed up for their sms updates and have been following their sales launches every month. If you want to sign up for their updates as well, you can do so here. Finally in May 2012, McNair Towers and Bendemeer Lights have been launched and the best thing is that both projects are just a stone's throw away from both our houses. Only downside is, indicative price ranges from S$322,000 to S$401,000 for 3 rooms and S$467,000 to S$595,000 for 4 rooms, which is no joke at all.

Anyways, our queue number was horrible. We got 825 out of 888 despite having 2 additional chances. I was really disappointed and lost hope of getting our desired unit cause we've looked through both projects and their floor plans and we only have 2 desired units in McNair Towers. Given our queue number, those units would have been gone by the time it is our turn to select a unit.

Bendemeer Lights (Standard Flat)

McNair Towers (Premium Flat)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

One day, I shall look like her.

Ad : Miz Polly

Friday, November 23, 2012


Miz Polly is an online fashion store for style-conscious women everywhere who are looking to stretch their wardrobe dollars. We aim to help every women look fabulous within the framework of their own figure and budget. Every week we show you what to buy and how to wear, keeping you fashionably on-trend for less.


I know there's an influx of advertorial as of late but don't worry this is gonna be the last one you'll see till probably Christmas. This time round I am writing for Miz Polly. I really got to thank Pauline for giving me ample time to do up this post and not rushing me despite my horrendous work schedule. I know you'll be reading this, so really really thank you (◕ ◡ ◕) Okay, back to the advertorial. I was given one of their self manufactured item - Mis Abby Peterpan Lace Dress in Navy.

I like the fact that this dress is not too flashy, yet compatible for almost any occasions. The lace embroidery details on the collars are intricate and it kinds of added a tinge of femininity when the boyish me is donned in it. I cannot emphasize how much I like the A-line cutting of the dress because I know I can go for heavy lunches and dinners without having to worry that I would show any food bump.

They also carry accessories and there's a whole lot of awesome goodies waiting for you now at Miz Polly.

Happy shopping !


On a side note, I promise to resume blogging regularly, make it like a habit or something. Things weren't looking too good previously and I admit I felt like I couldn't cope / deal with life anymore but I'm glad things are slowly changing for the better and are kinda looking hopeful now so obviously I'm gonna hope it will be more smooth sailing going forward.

Wise words

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ripped this off Yucui's,
The last thing to do to make yourself feel like a human is to breakdown and cry. We’re not robots and we are allowed to feel beaten up by every single thing that comes against or even along our way.

Just because, humans are vulnerable.

We often think that even the world abandon me, you’ll stay. It was then we realized, you’re actually part of the world.

Ad : Workaholic Collections

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Workaholic provides chic office and casual wear for your every occasion ! We sourced high quality clothing pieces and make them affordable for everyone ! Shop with us to enjoy your Workaholic life to the fullest with our hassle-free shopping ! ♥

I am back with a new advertorial ! This time it is for Workaholic and I am so glad I get to work with them because the owner is extremely nice and friendly, making this whole collaboration an enjoyable and fuss-free one. She even generously sponsored me a few pairs of falsies which are super pretty and easy to put on ! Apart from keeping trends in mind, they are also on the lookout for classic staples that we all cannot live without ! Featuring one of their self manufactured item - Belair Working Dress in Pastel Blue.

Frankly speaking, I picked this mainly because of the polka dots. Okay, putting my obsession with polka dots aside, I love how the dress is tucked at the front, accentuating my barely-can-make-it waist and giving people the illusion of having a smaller waist ♥ Not to mention, the material is extremely good and structured. I also like the balloon sleeves and how cute the overall item is.

Want to see more from Workaholic ? Head over to Workaholic now ! Alternatively, 'Like' their Facebook Page for more first hand updates and promotions ! Specially for my readers, simply quote "huishan5" and be entitled to a 5% off your purchase, discount code valid till end of 30 Novemeber 2012.

Happy shopping !



Till then, xoxo ♥

Ad : Lace & Buttons

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Lace And Buttons is definitely the place to go to if you are an independent women who wants to express your femininity and sensuality to the fullest. All designs are specially picked and tailored to the taste of modern women, bringing out the uniqueness of each and every individual.


My personal favourite would be the Black Basic Skirt from their Self Manufactured Basics Collection. It is basically a simple black hi-lo skirt, yet the most versatile item you can ever find. You can pair it with a tank top, t-shirt, tube top. Anything just goes ! Furthermore, the material is wrinkle-free and nobody ever goes wrong with black ! So here's featuring yours truly, pairing the Black Basic Skirt with a studded top.

Check out the hi-lo cut

One thing that I like about Lace And Buttons is that they provide online style advising services, where professional advisors will recommend you ladies with styles and designs that you can wear for all kinds of events and occasions. So what are you waiting for ? Head down to Lace And Buttons now !

Happy shopping !



24th Birthday Part 1

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Birthdays, to me, no doubt it's just another day where I turn a year older and all but one thing I really like about birthdays is that I get to spend time with my family, loved ones and close friends.

This year, the boyfriend brought me to The Retreat Spa, knowing that my new job has taken a major toll on me lately. It was meant to be a surprise but somehow I found out about it like one week ago so it's not so much of a surprise anymore. But nonetheless, I still feel very loved and thankful.

Lunch before heading off for our spa

Welcome tea - Homemade ginger tea which I think is mad awesome

Our cozy room

After our pre massage shower

After the whole treatment

After the whole massage/spa treatment, I was brought to have dinner and to my surprise, both our parents were there ! Knowing that I am very much of a family person and how much I wanted to spend my actual birthday with my parents, the boyfriend secretly liaised with my parents and even arranged for his parents to come along, making the whole dinner a very homely one.

Adidas adiPure 360

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I was just checking out my wound from the operation about 1.5 months back and I am really surprised that it has been healing fast and well ! The stitching is melting off and there are no bumps or scarring except for some slight discoloration which frankly speaking, I am not so concern of.

If you had been following me since my operation days, you would remember that I was told by the doctor not to workout for at least half a year and to my horror, I have piling weight really quickly and I have gained back all the weight that I had previously lost prior to the operation. I personally feel that it is definitely time for me to go back on track since the wound is kinda healed and all and I am sure that all of you would agree with me that after resting for a while, it takes a really huge motivation to get your butt moving again.

But thankfully for my case, I managed to catch my motivation rather quickly because lately, SOMEBODY commented right in my face that I am getting meatier and fatter so of course I have to start burning those fats right ?! Come to think of it, what is a workout without a good pair of shoes ? Fear not, Adidas' here to save your and also my day.

Born light. Born flexible. Born to React.
Just by reading the tagline, you know it's damn awesome already.

Furthermore, check out how flexible it can go !!

And the best thing of all ? It comes in lotsa pretty colours !!

My personal favourite has got to be pink or purple. I have never been the kinda girl that fancy anything pink or girlish but I had to admit that I have a secret liking for bright colours as of late. Wanna own a pair of adiPure 360 ? Click on the Adidas advert above this post to check out more on Adidas latest footgear !

To advert or not to advert ?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I have received requests in the past to post advertorials for blogshops but due to conflict of interests, I had to reject them but now that I have officially ceased operation for MissFayne, I am thinking of opening up the blog for advertorials again. I am also thinking of allocating spaces by the side column for banner placement and such.

Should you be are interested to be featured here, do drop an email to toxikk_@hotmail.com for advertising rates (:

Wise words

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Found this quote over at Meiting's and I can't help but admit that it's exactly how I have been feeling for the past few weeks.
sometimes. just sometimes,
I wish I can cry out all my frustrations, sadness, worries
& someone out there will be there to give me a tight hug,
telling me that they will take care of everything and it will all be fine.

I need a break.
because I have a feeling it will be not long before I collapse from the weight on my shoulders.

I almost never show it,
but what goes on in my head is a huge mess of uncertainty.

Wise Words

Monday, August 20, 2012

Came across this while blog hopping and I find it pretty meaningful so I thought I might share it with you guys.

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

- Mother Teresa

A step into a whole new world

Friday, August 17, 2012

My apologies for the lack of entries. Been a wee bit busy and the reason is that I have embarked on a NEW JOB !

It's actually something fairly different from what I used to do, an area that I've been wanting to explore but never expected myself to land into. Everything's been good so far, I have been doing a lot of hands on and learning on the go and it actually feels pretty awesome to be back to this big family and hopefully everything goes well from here onwards.

Hermès The Gift of Time

Sunday, August 12, 2012

This August, Hermès celebrates The Gift of Time - A precious ingredient in the creation of an Hermès object. Designed by Hilton McConnico, this travelling art installation encourages visitors to explore the notion of time in its various forms. Debuted in HongKong West Kowloon in June, followed by Singapore in August and it will continue in France Lille thereafter.

I came to know of this exhibition only today, which is the last day of the exhibition. Gotta count myself lucky. And so, B drove us down to Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, where The Gift of Time exhibition was held.

We begun our time journey at the origin of time, represented by a sun dial moving in an anti-clockwise direction. The horses by the side of the sun dial symbolises Hermès first ever customer - for there wouldn't be Hermès without horses.

Room number 1 - Origin of time

Room number 2 - Free time

Room number 3 - Time suspended

Room number 4 - Time balance

Room number 5 - Stroke of time

Room number 6 - Imaginary time


With that, I end my entry with a momento from Hermès .

*disclaimer, some photos were ripped off google cause S3 pulled a stunt on me*

Event : Dove + Weekend update

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


My weekend has been eventful and amazing. Remember I mentioned that I was sponsored a full range of hair products from Dove ? Last Saturday, Dove, together with Nuffnang, lovingly arranged a private luncheon at Fullhouse, where I shared my hairfall story and also my thoughts on their latest range of products.

It was my second visit to Fullhouse and as it was a private event, I get to explore many other parts of the cafe which I didn't get to on my first visit. Fullhouse was already a very pretty place to begin with and it was further decorated with pretty pastel flowers, making the whole place look as if it is part of a wedding hall.

Anyway, I had a splendid afternoon with the selected Dove girls, chatting over tea, doing our hair and pampering ourselves with a series of awesome head and shoulder massages.


Rendezvous Gallery
9 Bras Basah Road
#01-04 & #02-02/3
Singapore 189559
Tel: +65 6336 6328

The event ended on the dot and B came to pick me up for a mini gathering with session with Angela and Waileng for some babylucas lovin' In case you're wondering, Angela and Waileng were B's poly schoolmates whom I amazingly got close to through these years.


Sunday morning was Canton Paradise with B, Xavchan and Angel. We went to the SengKang outlet and we were lucky enough to have gotten number 8 ! Bill add up to almost SGD80 for 4 so I personally think that it's decent enough for something of that standard. Didn't really take much photos at Canton Paradise cause we were all busy eating so here's some photos I ripped off the internet.


Thereafter, we went prawning at Punggol where we caught just enough prawns for prawn pasta later in the evening.

Canton Paradise
Compass Point #03-19/20
Singapore 545078
Tel: +65 6384 3797