Archive for the ‘ Beautify Me ’ Category

Piggeek Girl’s Manicure!

Finally! I finally got the bridal nail design that I have been eye-ing since May when I was shortlisting nail design for the pre-wedding photoshoot. :D

This was one of the two designs I shortlisted during then and now I finally get to have it on my nails! Yippee!

Cynthia (from Cynful Nails) is my favourite manicurist ever and all thanks to her I have the nail design replicated exactly onto my own nails. Thanks Cynthia!

Piggeek Girl : Bridal Nails

Photo taken by Cynthia.
Design taken from a special edition of NAIL UP!.

Piggeek Girl’s Pedicure!

So this morning/afternoon was my free time before I head out for my pedicure session with Huiqin from Home Nails. So here’s my alien feet now smooth and nice after Huiqin helped me to scrub scrub and mask mask during the spa pedicure. Just a simple pedicure for the wedding. :)

Piggeek Girl Pedicure

All About The Face

It has been some time since Shan raised the idea of going for facial treatments, in preparation for our big day. After all, if we could look our very best, why not?

The ever-diligent Shan did plenty of research, and eventually decided on Leonard Drake (LD), having come across some good reviews on it. Being the ever-supportive hubby, of course I didn’t mind accompanying her for a facial! I know of some guys who frown upon such un-manly stuff! Can anyone spell metrosexual?

And so, we booked our appointments and had our facials done. The overall experience was great. Upon reaching the venue, LD’s consultants got us to take a seat and fill up a simple questionnaire to get to know us more and what type of treatment we felt we needed.

Once we were done, it was followed by a simple consultation where our main problem was pinpointed, and a facial treatment was recommended. Shan got herself an Ultra Sensitive Skin Treatment, while I got an Advance Ultrasonic Skin Radiance. As first-time customers, we can enjoy a 40% discount.

No worries if you’re lugging along shopping bags, large lockers are provided to store all your belongings. We were then ushered into the treatment room – we got ourselves a couple treatment room, Yay!

During each step of the treatment, Nana (my skincare consultant for the day) would explain what exactly was happening – great for a noob like myself. Well, I couldn’t really keep up with all the stuff that was going on (cleansing I assumed, followed by steam treatment and extraction, finishing with the ultrasonic and mask thing), but I was happy to just lie there and have a good rest with soothing music playing in the background. I might have dozed off for a minute or two?

The entire treatment process took about 1 to 1.5 hours. Both Shan and myself were impressed enough to sign on for a basic package with Leonard Drake, which according to LD’s consultants should have sufficient credits for about 5 treatments. More info here. Also, because we sign on for the package as first-time customers, we would be entitled to $150 off our first treatment.

More updates when we go for subsequent treatments at Leonard Drake!

The Trip, And The Car.

The past two weeks was simply a big, logistic challenge.

We were intend on making our pre-wedding shoot a fun experience. Thus, it was a challenge for us to come up with a place that was beautiful, a plan that was within our budget, and a trip we would enjoy! Of course, we had already given this some thought beforehand, so it was down to the details this time round.

Sourcing for the best travel deals.
Calculating, and re-calculating travel expenses.
Coordinating travel schedules with our make-up artist and photographer.
Sending emails, and waiting for replies.

Alas, we’re almost done with the travel arrangements. Deliberately left out some details here – we’ll be sure to let you in on them when we post our blog entries next year!

Having settled The Trip, we turned our attention to The Car. More than just a tool for travelling, the bridal car ought to be special! Now that we’ve spent some time (see previous post) checking out the available options in Singapore, I have to say that we’re sort of limited in choices.

We wanted something spacious. Something that looks different. Something with character. We found some that probably meets the criteria, but we didn’t really like the price tag.

However, all is not lost – there is hope.

Logistics Headache.

Honestly at the start I didn’t know that planning the logistics can be such a headache. But comparing planning something for work and planning for my wedding, I rather do the logistics! So that’s looking at the brighter side. :)

But yesterday I was really having a very tiring time planning my finance AND also settling the logistics issues with Feng as we replied to emails sent by the two female genies who will be going with us for the pre-wedding photoshoot. As mentioned previously, we asked Cherry if her husband is interested in joining us. So Cherry said he’s eager to join her in the trip and that’s when the logistics headache started. We asked for their preference of extending the trip since Feng and I will be doing the same so as to enjoy some alone time. Hehez. Then after a number of emails, we finally got them settled today when both Grace and Cherry replied! Phew.

So now we have the choice of rooms settled and the time of departure settled. We can finally start gathering everyone’s particulars and do our bookings soon! Now Cherry seems to be more excited than me in going for the pre-wedding photoshoot. Haha!

I can’t wait to go for the photoshoot too! It will be a triple date with Grace and her husband, Cherry and her husband and not forgetting, US! Super looking forward to it! :D

Probably time for me to inform Ted Collection on the change of period that I need the gowns! I hate making calls but this is one call I have to make! :)

I’m sorry if this blog looks plain with no photos since it’s all about logistics and all right now. And the less photos you see here also means the more surprise for those who are attending. Hehez. Stay tuned for more updates! :)

Logistics Logistics!

Current Feng and I are in the midst of settling our logistics for our pre-wedding photoshoot. Since as you all know that we are doing an ala-carte wedding, we have to plan all the logistics ourselves also. Which means having to email all our genies to enquire about their schedule.

The only hiccup I had during the planning of the logistics was trying to confirm my makeup artist. As Dana has just given birth to a baby boy and not being really sure if her husband can handle both her kids when she’s not around, she said she can only confirm her availability in February next year. After discussing with Feng, we decided that it might be too late since we really don’t want any last minute hiccups to happen so close to our photoshoot dates. So that’s when we decided to start looking around for alternatives.

After looking around SGBrides and local forums, I have sent quite some emails to a few makeup artists. Probably I’m just too picky, I ended up having less than 5 choices for my alternatives. Luckily for me, the one lady I had in mind was available for our dates! And at a reasonable cost! And she’s none other than Cherry Au, who used to be Dana’s student! :D

So the excited us decided to further enquire with Cherry whether her husband is interested to join her for our photoshoot, which we will be having overseas. The reason why we are doing this is ‘cos we will be going to a resort and the cost of having another person to go is actually not that big a difference, but of ‘cos the husband will be a self-paying individual for the trip.

I’m not ’bout to reveal where is the location. We decided to keep this a secret until probably after our photoshoot. We are trying to keep as many things a mystery as possible, giving our guests more surprise for the day. Hehez. :)

So now we are just waiting for more details from the resort before we furnished the information to our genies before booking the trip! So looking forward to the day! :D