NIVEA's UV Camera Action - NIVEA Protect & Moisture + NIVEA Protect & White REVIEW

If you are one who is often under the sun, you would know how important it is to supplement your...


If you are one who is often under the sun, you would know how important it is to supplement your skin with copious amounts of sunscreen so as to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays. 

When it comes to the right sunscreen, I always trust NIVEA in protecting my skin. I've been an avid user of NIVEA's products for years now, and I must say that they really do know how to tailor their products according to our needs. In order to prove that their sunscreen really work, we even did a test under UV lens to prove how effective they were! 


Using a UV filter, we measured how effective NIVEA's sunscreens were. WJ and I each applied the sunscreen on our hands, and they were reflected as a "black mark" under the UV camera which shows the amount of coverage we got on our skin. The darker the colours are, the more coverage you have. 

WJ is naturally dark-skinned, whereas my makeup already has SPF protection in them so it shows that we were partially protected from the sun! 


Here's a closer look of our skin under the UV filter!



And since NIVEA is all about protecting the skin, not only do their products have the essential of SPF in them, they also help to hydrate and whiten our skin! Both products are infused with SPF50++! 

The blue product on the white is catered towards moisturizing and protecting, whereas the one on the left is skewed towards whitening and protecting - both which are equally important! 

Personally, I use the blue bottle more, but it really depends on your preference! 



The NIVEA protect & moisture whitening lotion gives our skin the immediate protection using the highly effective UVA/UVB filter system. It protects immediately upon application, so you don't have to wait for 20 mins for it to take effect - unlike what other sunscreens require! 

The product also includes an Advanced Collagen Product which protects the skin's collagen to help prevent wrinkles caused by frequent sun exposure.

Price: 
 S$22.60 for 125ml
S$8.90 for 50ml


As mentioned, this caring formula immediately protects skin as the highly effective UVA/UVB filter system protects against sunburn and premature skin aging. It also helps reduce skin pigmentation and melanin production to effectively lighten the skin and prevent uneven skin tone!

Price: 
 S$24.35 for 125ml 
S$9.90 for 50ml

Check out the video below to find our what happened during the event as well! 



Love,
Cassan

This post was written in collaboration with NIVEA Singapore. 


Orchard Central Food Trail - BWB Burger VS Wings Bar, En Sakabar, Dancing Crab REVIEW

Whenever I'm in town (or at Orchard Road in particular) and am looking for places to dine at, I...

Whenever I'm in town (or at Orchard Road in particular) and am looking for places to dine at, I will never fail to consider Orchard Central as one of my choices as the number of food establishments there are endless, and they are all pretty well known! And even though OC is still undergoing renovations at this point of time, many restaurants are still bustling with crowds - you will definitely have to queue for seats during the weekends because they are always so fully packed. 

Located in the heart of town, Orchard Central is easily accessible by Somerset MRT. For those of who are still fretting about what to have for lunch/dinner, you might want to check out these restaurants below when you are nearby! 

1) BWB - Burgers. Wings. Bar.

Located on the rooftop garden of Orchard Central, BWB - Burgers. Wings. Bar. is an American-style restaurant that adopts the concept of a fight club theme, adorned with boxing gloves on the walls and bursts of yellows in the restaurant. The restaurant bar serves up countless of burger and wings concoctions - from the ever-popular classic American burger to the quirky but addictive Tyson Peanut Butter Burger that will be sure to whet your appetites. 


Since BWB - Burgers. Wings. Bar. recently revamped their menu, we were introduced to some of their signature burgers and the coveted suicide Buffalo wings which I felt was a little too spicy for me though my dining partners agreed otherwise. Another fact that I really loved about the restaurant was that there were both indoor and outdoor seats available - the latter would be perfect if you are looking for somewhere to chill at night as it overlooks a rather scenic view. Haha and of course, if you are looking for a spot to take good food photos with optimal lighting! 


If you are looking for the classic American Burger, then you should consider ordering up the BWB Classic Heavyweight (S$19.90). This unpretentious and delicious burger concoction was prepared with juicy Angus beef patty, coupled with other ingredients and condiments like smoked bacon, chili corn carne, sunnyside egg, french mustard, tomato, onions and Monterey Jack tucked between two sesame brioche buns - a medley of robust elements coming together. I'm a huge fan of stacked burgers (the higher the better, really), and this was by far one of the best I've eaten.

All burgers here are served with fries! 


And there comes the Tyson Peanut Butter Burger (S$21.90) for the adventurous diners. Personally, I am not a fan of Peanut Butter, but I must say that the creamy and nutty sauce did add a subtle distinction to the otherwise dull burger. 


Other than burgers, the main draw of BWB - Burgers. Wings. Bar. also lies in their Buffalo Wings - with 3 levels of spiciness for you to choose from - not for the faint-hearted. We were served the Suicide-level wings which I felt was sufficiently packed with heat though my dining companions agreed otherwise. Haha, I guess it really depends on your threshold! 

BWB - Burgers. Wings. Bar.
Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road, #11-03/04 
Singapore 238896
Tel: +65 6634 0423

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2) En Sakabar


For all you Japanese connoisseurs, En Sakabar will be no stranger to you. Being one of the newest tenants in Orchard Central, En Sakabar  is one of the concept restaurants by the EN Group which serves unpretentious Japanese food using only high quality and top grade ingredients. The establishment at Orchard Central distinguishes itself from the rest by emerging as a Sake Bar and Restaurant, so that diners can enjoy comforting Japanese cuisines with a wide selection of sake - an ancient Japanese alcoholic beverage brewed from fermented rice. 



The restaurant is furnished to resemble a Japanese cottage built with wooden columns and a collection of sake barrels decorating the interior space. 


A glance at some of the Sakes served here! The prices of the Sakes here range from S$70 to S$300 a bottle. Once you have taken your pick of the Sakes, they will then be served to you together with a chilled sake cup! 



Other than Sakes, diners can also take their pick from a wide selection of Japanese dishes that are priced rather reasonably.

I'm not sure about you, but I'm always game for a wholesome bowl of Chirashi Don. In fact, I even made it a bucket list to try out all the Chirashi Dons in Singapore. I loved everything about this EN Kaisen Chirashi Don (S$30) - from the generous slices and assortment of the sashimi served to the perfect plumpness of every pinkish Japanese rice grain. The best part? It's perfectly reasonable price tag. For just S$30, you get premium sashimi and seafood like sea urchin, salmon belly, tuna, tuna tartare, tobiko, ebiko, ikura, swordfish, prawns, a generous slice of unagi and prawn, etc.


We also tried the Zuwai Kani Miso Kourayaki (S$13) which consists of crabmeat, salmon roe and gut grilled in a shell - – okay, thoughts of the crab innards aside; I thought this was really good. 


And, not forgetting the Jumbo Hotato Yaki (S$8) with additional toppings of Foie Gras (+ S$5) which I completely slayed because one does not simply say no to Foie Gras. There were also copious amounts of Hotate roe which made Hotate Yaki so addictive! 


And lastly, the glorious Jikasei Ankimo Tofu (S$10) which comprises of homemade monkfish liver tofu adorned with caviar, uni and ikura toppings. I can't even emphasize on the exquisiteness of this dish, and it was like placing a piece of heaven in our mouths - so, so delicious. Everything served at EN Sake Bar was sooo on-point, and I can definitely foresee myself returning to the restaurant for more. 

En Sakabar 
Orchard Central, 
 181 Orchard Road, #01-16
Singapore 238896

Website:

3) Dancing Crab


Prior to the food trail, I have already been to Dancing Crab and I was so stoked when I found out that it was going to be one of our food stops! If you are one who have always dreamt of eating directly from the table with your bare hands, well, then Dancing Crab would certainly fit the bill. This concept by the TungLok Group boasts a huge selection of yummy Louisiana seafood combos, lobster rolls and different variations of waffles - serving a mix of robust, country-style Cajun seafood and the distinctive richness of Creole cuisine! The interior space is extremely spacious which will be perfect for large group gatherings and or even as a space to host your events! 




Some of the dishes that we got to try that day! 


For starters, we were served some of their homemade lemonade drinks which comprise of the classic lemonade, fizzy lemonade, lavender lemonade and the strawberry lemonade - all affordably priced at S$4++ a cup. Considering the amount of food that we had prior to this and the relentless heat from the weather, we just couldn't wait to down these thirst quenchers. 


If you are an avid Instagram user, I'm sure you would have come across countless images of these seafood boils, and also the reason why many patrons flock to Dancing Crab. These seafood boils are served with a choice of sauces, such as the Dancing Crab Signature Sauce (Mild, Spicy Or Extra Spicy), Spicy Miso Butter, Beurre Blanc and Zesty Garlic Butter. We went straight for the Combo Bag  #01 with the Dancing Crab Signature Sauce, and it was so well-executed and brimming with such robust flavors that left us wanting more. 

The Combo Bag #01 (S$88++) also features a full Sri Lankan Crab, 300g of Prawns, 250g of Clams, Potatoes, Corn, Sausages which was sufficient for sharing among 2-3 pax. And yes, it's best eaten with your bare hands and straight from the table for the ultimate experience. You won't have to worry about messing up as disposable aprons will be provided, and you can also wash up at the basin in the restaurant! 


For those who are still in the phase for lobster rolls, you can also order up their Lobster Roll (S$29.50++), sufficiently stuffed with generous plump chunks of lobster between toasted brioche buns and served with cajun fries! I haven't had my fair share of lobster rolls (this is actually the first I've tasted), so I can't comment much. But I must say the ones I tasted at Dancing Crab were rather decent! 


Other than seafood selections, Dancing Crab has also dished out a couple of mains, and one of it includes the Duck Waffle served with a succulent duck leg and a gorgeous sunny side up. 


Another non-seafood dish served was also the Chicken & Waffles (S$15++) which was one of the best I've had so far. Plus, the portion was so huge! I would highly recommend you to enjoy this together with its accompanying sauces! 

Dancing Crab
Orchard Central 
181 Orchard Road, #07-14/15
Singapore 238896
Tel: +65 6509 1878

Website:

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And while you are dining at Orchard Central, you may also like to check out other on-going events and promotions at Orchard Central Food Fest which features a spectrum of lifestyle booths to do a little shopping! 


Image Credits: orchardcentral.com.sg

Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road
Singapore 238896

Love,
Cassan

This post was written in collaboration with Orchard Central and the participating restaurants. 


"Wed Like A K-Star" - Korean-Inspired Wedding Showcase at W Singapore by The Louvre Bridal

Last week, I was given a chance to witness a spectacular Korean-inspired bridal showcase, put ...


Last week, I was given a chance to witness a spectacular Korean-inspired bridal showcase, put together by the people behind W Singapore Sentosa Cove, The Louvre Bridal, the first and only Korean Concept Bridal in Singapore and also supported by Korea Tourism Organization! The bridal showcase was held in a spectacular ballroom of W Singapore, adorned with exquisite chandeliers and orchid petal wall lights to enchant the crowd. Before the bridal showcase began, the wedding showcase featured talks and tips for brides-to-be, as well as Korean-inspired photo shoots and gown illusions for those who are interested in having their very own K-pop inspired wedding. 


The wedding showcase featured a medley of stunning Korean-inspired wedding gowns that were accompanied by funky K-pop music to set the mood for the entire event. The show first started with a performance that uplifted the ambience of the entire show, featuring a group of ladies that danced upbeat Korean tunes in their adorable Korean cocktail dresses. And as the dance ended, romantic tunes started streaming in the ballroom to set the mood for the runway - the Timeless Elegance Episode 3 Korean Designer Collection Runway.




The runway first started with timeless and elegant pieces that would be perfect for brides to wear during their wedding ceremony. These pieces were mostly adorned with classy beads and embroidery details that were unlike most wedding gowns you would find at ubiquitous bridal stores.

There were also a lot of off-shoulder dresses with stunning back details that further accentuated the assets of the models. These dresses proved that you do not have to show off too much skin, and yet still be stylish. 






This was one of my favorite gowns of the show, characterized by delicate lace details and beads that came with a romantic touch. Look at the gorgeous mermaid hem and the back details with a cutout of a heart shape - subtle, yet classy. 





Other dresses that were showcased also included bold and dark colors that matched really well with the Asian skin tone - something which I feel is really important when it comes to gowns. One really important tip is to always look for something that matches well with your skin tone so that you do not look like you are drowning in the dress. 

For guys, there was also showcase that featured a series of patterned suits and blazers. Even though these suits came in unconventional colors like navy blue or light blue, they still complemented the bridal gowns really well. 



Another one of my favourites gowns from the collection! Check out the gorgeous embellishments in this baby blue piece! The gown is also accompanied with a sheer cape, attached to the shoulders for a more extravagant look - and also a nice twist from the usual trains at the back of the gowns. This was so princess-like, and I would totally love to wear this for my wedding in the future! 





At the end of the show, the models reappeared with gorgeous baby breath blooms and flattering off-shoulder gowns, while the guys came out looking absolutely dapper with their checkered suits! Another reason why I  really enjoyed the show was also because the models not only toured the stage but also came down to where the audiences were seated to let them have a better view of how the wedding gowns look like in person. I'm not sure about you, but I felt that that was one of the major plus points of the event because things can look really different up close and from afar.

And for brides-to-be, the key to your ideal wedding dress lies in all dem details! 




Hahaha, I was also lucky enough to be chosen as one of the winners for the lucky draw! 


At the end of the show, guests were also treated to canapes and sweets right outside the ballroom that also adhered to the Korean theme - serving dishes like Kimchi Fried Rice and Ginseng Chicken! We were so impressed by the spread of food that we just couldn't stop stuffing ourselves silly. 







You can also view the video of the bridal couture runway here:


Official Event Sponsors:
Makeup & Hairstyling – Eesha Ke & Team (https://www.facebook.com/EeshaKeMakeupHairstyling)
Videography – Coffee Tang from Coffee & Tea Dreamzcoffee (http://dreamzcoffee.com)

The Louvre Bridal:

Thank you, The Louvre Bridal for having us! 

Love,
Cassan