Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Dessert Bar by Sprinkles Singapore

Time passes so fast! It's already more than 3 weeks since my brother got married!

It feels like yesterday that I was the panicky big sister who wanted to make sure everything was alright for him. And again I feel so blessed to be working with the most wonderful people for his wedding.

For his gift trays (dulang hantaran), we got Ola Lola to help us with the pink and cream concept.
Meanwhile for decor and food, we left it to Muslim Delights. 

As for our dessert bar, it was my first time working with Sprinkles Singapore. And the big boss Rashidah is so incredibly efficient, talented and kind. We spoke over the phone over the concept that we wanted which was black and white. And she frankly told me that it was going to be her first dessert bar for a wedding as she usually do dessert corner for smaller occasions or birthday parties. And she also specializes in cakes. If you are thinking of getting a creative colourful birthday cake for your little one, you should contact Sprinkles Singapore : 85022192 / sprinkles.singapore@yahoo.com.sg
They are also on instagram : #sprinklessingapore


Anyway Sprinkles Singapore is so quick to come up with a concise menu for the dessert bar and showed me some of her sample ideas. For a short notice, I was so impressed with the menu and how she totally understood what I wanted. She sent me a number of pictures of what some of the desserts that she visualised. I will share with you what was her complete fabulous menu after the pictures. Sprinkles Singapore had customised every single dessert on the table to be black and white.
How impressive!

And now presenting to you the beautiful dessert bar by Sprinkles Singapore :


The wedding guests were full of compliments for the classy beautiful dessert bar . By the end of the wedding, the dessert table was botak. And unfortunately I was too tired to snap a picture of the dessert table which was mostly empty because kids and adults were busily snapping up their cupcakes, rolls, cookies, donuts, etc. And just look at these huge and creamy black and white swiss rolls. 


Sooooo sedap I tell you. Ok now a closer look at the other pretty desserts on the dessert bar and try guessing what is what :)











So have u guessed correctly? Let's see.
This is the special dessert menu provided by Sprinkles Singapore : 

Rose Lychee Cupcake

Lemonade Swissroll
Sweet Meringue Kisses



Banana Sesame Donuts 
Apple Cinnamon Cookies 
Russian Roullete Mango 
Mocha Cheesy Swirls Bun 
Honeydew Swirl Jelly 



Strawberry Lovey Dovey Lollipop
Kiwi White Chocolate Oreos
Tangy Orange Pralines 
Blueberry Cheese tarts 

If you were already drooling halfway reading the menu, you are not alone.
That makes it the both of us.

Aaaaaaaand, this was the special cake made for the Bride and Groom that was also on the dessert bar :





Aaaaaaahhh... so cantik right.
So again, if you are looking for a reliable dessert bar for your wedding or any ocassions of yours, you have to give Sprinkles Singapore a try. I'm gonna list for you where to find their FB, IG and contact below.

Good luck! :)



EMAIL TO : sprinkles.singapore@yahoo.com.sg 

CONTACT : +65 85022192



Lots of love, hugs and candies,

Fiza O




Inglot Eyeshadows and Lip Cream Swatches and Review

Last I posted was last September. So it's a good 6 months I slacked. Nothing new for my blog. I have promised to post more often and although we all know I should work harder and put up more posts, I haven't been a good girl in keeping that promise.

Anyway getting to the point. I am FINALLY going to do a post on makeup again after a century.
So recently, my husband brought me out on a date and said, 'Sayang you want to buy makeup? Get whatever you need.' What kind of an offer is that? Of course I immediately entered Inglot before he decided to regain sanity. I quickly took a look at whatever I had not experimented with yet.

I especially love their matte lipsticks and eyeshadows. Because they are so pigmented and last for a long time. So after pondering over the matte lipstick section, I decided not to get another lipstick because I cannot remember what are the 2 lippies I got before. I am scared of buying the same colour. Because I have made that mistake before and it wasn't once.

So i went over to their lip cream section. Which came in little pots. Ok for those who haven't tried Inglot products before, almost all their products (including powder and blusher) do not come in complete packaging. So u have to purchase their magnetic casings which can house from 2 pots to about 10 I think. The circular pots are the older packaging. They're slightly cheaper but it contains lesser product than the new square pots. The magnetic containers have so many shapes. The one that I got for my lip palette looks like this.



I brought a palette that can keep 5 pots of colours. So that in the future I can add other colours to what I already had. Below is a closer look at the colours I got, They are all bright pinks actually. And as we girls know, no 2 bright pinks are the same. So I got 3. They are not matte but very pigmented. I took a picture of the swatches but they all went missing. Pfft. After the swatching, the colour remined for a pretty long time, reaffirming that it is indeed very pigmented and long lasting. Much to my delight.
There are pros and cons to getting Inglot's stuff. The products are good and pigmented but it is pretty troublesome to purchase their casings separately from their naked pots. But if you're traveling, u can always transfer only the colours u need to a smaller magnetic casing.

On top of that, there are no names to each of Inglot's products. Except for numbers. Unlike most brands. For example, u easily remember Nars' blushers by their names like Orgasm, etc. And you easily remember Mac's lipsticks by their names. But Inglot, nah. No names for you to remember the colours. That's why lah I always accidentally buy duplicates.


Moving along. I also love their pigmented eyeshadow. I bought a purple one last year. And as u can see a little goes a long way, my pot is still very full. (And also because I don't use eyeshadow often).
I also love that I don't have to use any eyeshadow base to make the colour pop and stay.


And this is the duo magnetic casing that I got last year. 
Since I have only one colour in it, it means I have space for another. Therefore I got another bronze eyeshadow.

That is how it comes when u purchase it. Naked like that without proper containers. So u need to purchase an extra magnetic palette. And this is how the bronze looks like after swatching. 
I chose it because i am a very lazy eyeshadow user. One colour swipe then go. And to me it's perfect. 





Ok that's all. So, Let me know what are your good makeup and skincare buys too!
Would love to hear them.

Here's hoping that I can blog more often.


Love, hugs and more pink lipsticks,

Fiza O



Monday, September 9, 2013

Sweet Treats! By Ideya Mode

Recently during Hari Raya, we decided to do a little housewarming for relatives and colleagues.

And I had the pleasure of getting acquainted with Aida from Ideya Mode!

It was really a very last minute decision to have a sweet treat/ desserts corner and so I was really impressed at how efficient and promt the team was!

It was not just about mini cupcakes, marshmallows, mars, m&ms and brownies! They came complete with cute decor and even brought along their vintage lamp! ;)

Look at how happy we are!

All thanks to Aida and Nadia from Ideya Mode! They were so sweet and dedicated throughout the entire day. Topping up and making sure the kids (and adults) are happy .

U have to check out more pics from their facebook and instagram. Check out these links!

IDEYA MODE FACBOOK and IDEYA MODE INSTAGRAM

Also u can email them at : ideyamode@gmail.com or call them 93200182

And I promise you they are such sweet people to work with!


lots of love, sweets and m&ms,
Fiza O

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Never thought I'll really be getting my own walk-in wardrobe!

When I got married late last year, I was fortunate enough to get my own place within a very short time. With all the craziness of my wedding preparation, I was also very much stressed planning for my new home. And amidst all the stress, I remembered that I needed a walk-in wardrobe because I have too much stuff. So can u imagine my delight when my darling friend Hui Xian told me that Besglas will be helping me do up my walk-in wardrobe!

So I went to their fabulous website and facebook and got so so excited to see their designs. Their design is chic, simple, cutting-edge and very durable and corrosion proof. So it's not only style that we are talking about but long-standing durability.



One of the photos that I stalked from the website. Isn't it SO gorgeous! 


Anyway, I met Wendy from Besglas who is so patient and understood what a crazy-clothes-obsessed-girl like me needed. And it all happened very fast. After discussion, their experts came over my place to do measurements and within 2 half days, my walk-in wardrobe is ready! How efficient is that??

So yes if you ask me, Besglas is your best bet if you needed to do a great makeover for your room. Very chic, modern and faaaaaaaast. No hassles, no heartache.

Without further ado, may I present to you my walk-in wardrobe by Besglas!

My first look at my walk-in wardobe.

Which I quickly filled with my dresses, shoes, bags, hats, and shoes, and clothes and more clothes.

A close-up of my walk-in wardrobe.


If you had clicked on the links I gave in my posting above, you would have most likely have had the chance to visit their facebook and official website. But in any case you didnt, you totally have to visit their facebook : http://www.facebook.com/Besglas and website : www.besglas.com

Set up an appointment with them and do wonders to your room :)

Good luck darlings!

Lots of love, clothes and bags,
Fiza



Saturday, July 20, 2013

Muslim Delights - A Halal must try eatery

I rarely do food reviews. But when I do, it's probably because of 2 things. Either it's excellent and such a good value for money or something I'd prefer you not to try. In this case, it's delicious and fabulous! I love their wide variety Malay dishes as well as their freshly fried mee goreng!

If you haven't heard of it, it's a quaint Halal Malay restaurant/eatery over at 117 Upper Paya Lebar Road, S534834. It's opposite Tai Seng and  a whole lot of other warehouses.

Their food is good and they have a pretty good variety. Their malay dishes include lemak cili padi, beef rendang, sambal telur, sambal goreng, andddddd so much more. I have attached photos below for you to take a look. Also, they have Mee Soto, Mee Rebus, Lontong and also Nasi Briyani on certain days. So you are really spoiled for choice. Muslim Delights closes at 8pm so you can still go there for dinner after you're done with work.

Ok. So now the pictures.

When you see this red signboard, means you have successfully found the place!

A very nice comfortable, lepak place for you to dine with your family and friends.

See, I told you their spread of lauk Melayu is tremendous.

A close-up of their fabulous begedil, sambal goreng and crispy ikan goreng.


For asam pedas lovers, their asam pedas is really gooood! Their fish is fresh and they are so generous with their spices.



 
                                    

Their well-seasoned paru goreng, kangkong belacan and crispy fried chicken!





And they even have sambal goreng pengantin which is so rare! You can usually find them during Malay weddings or open houses during Hari Raya or when your mom cooks it.

I think almost everytime I visit Muslim Delights, I will get my teh tarik fix.

Their teh tarik is creamy, frothy and oh-so-good.

Aaaaahhhh.... THE nasi briyani.

The queue that started early in the morning.




So i thought sharing with you about this place will just add to your list of the must-try food in Singapore and especially for those like me who's on the hunt for good halal food, this is the place :) Muslim Delights Just click here and you'll be directed to their facebook which has all their details : location, phone number, bookings, etc.

Let me know if you have been there! 
Bon Appetit!

P/S: Muslim Delights is a popular wedding caterer and service provider in Singapore too! So this probably will you give you a good heads up if you are looking for a reliable wedding vendor that provides REALLY delicious wedding food. If you want to call them for an enquiry or a booking, all the details are here : MUSLIM DELIGHTS WEDDING AND CATERING SERVICES




Lots of love and sambal goreng,
Fiza


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Favourite blusher at the moment.

It's been centuries since I last blogged about beauty products. So I decided to do a short post cos I'm just so in love with Revlon's latest must-have cream blusher. It's Revlon Photoready Blusher that I stumbled across while I was shopping for things that I don't need. I saw there were only 2 colours that were available in the store, pink and coral. If it was in true Fiza O's style, I would have grabbed both colours. But because I had other stuff already in my basket, I had to think rationally. So after much deliberation and analysis, I bought the pink one. Yes, this is a serious matter, at least for me.

I decided that I should try this pink cream blusher first and if I love it I must come back for more colours. Ok so here's my review :

I love it. In fact, it's now a staple in my makeup bag. Currently, I don't have to carry an extra blusher brush with me everywhere and it's compact.

The cream blusher is so easily applied that it leaves a natural looking finish on your cheeks and it can be layered again and again to achieve the colour you want. From natural to a deeper pink. And it's not streaky. I love it. 

So here's how it looks like against my skin. It gives a natural looking flush to the skin and doesn't give them powdery look.



For you girls who's gotten it, do you like it as much as I do?



lots of love, mascara and blusher,

Fiza O

Saturday, June 1, 2013

My baby turns Sixteen.

There's so much posts overdue that I am not going to dwell on it. In due time, it will be up. I broke my record yet again and this is the longest break I had since I blogged. I have been absolutely packed. From the time I last blogged, I went through so many life changing events. I had my marriage announcement, busy with my new home, ripped off by a small time renovation company, gotten married, went to Hokkaido, hosted a few TV programmes, busy life on radio, gotten pregnant and went though a miscarriage, and discovered who were the real friends that were there no matter what.

Oh boy that would require so many individual posts.

But anyway, my baby sister turned sixteen. And I cannot believe it. I was fifteen when my mom was pregnant with her and I remembered not liking it. I was fifteen and already having an 11 year old brother and 5 year old twin sisters. So at that time I thought I can't handle another baby sister. But when she came along, she was one of the best things that happened to me. I was so in love with her that I wanted to carry her all the time. I wanted to kiss her all the time. In fact until today, I still do it. I love her so much that I would miss her when I was at school. I would be like a little mom, carrying her while I was at the supermarket and attending to her like she was my little princess. And because she was literally the baby of the house, I remembered how everyone was enthralled by her and all of us wanted to participate when my mom was bathing her and dressing her up.
My brother and my Ziqah when she was about 2.
That was me carrying her at the pool. I was probably 17 then.

My baby sister wearing my favourite yellow and black dress.

I remember holding her small hands and always wanting to buy for her cute little dresses and hairbands with whatever little money I had. Such joy I had when my baby sister looks so cute with them on. She looked cute in every single thing, in her first baju raya, in her towel, in her (my favourite) yellow and black tight tutu dress, in her kindergarten uniform, in everything. And now she's already sixteen and slated to sit for her all-important O levels. I pray for nothing but the best for her. And I just want her to know that I have never stopped adoring her. She will always by my baby no matter how old she gets.

I love you Ziqah and Happy Sweet Sixteenth.


love,
Kak Big.