Thursday, October 23, 2014

RunwayAE Exclusive Sale x Inspirature Photography

Hello!! Crazy weeks in school are finally over and I'm back!! ^^

Did a shoot with Inspirature Photography over the weekend and since I had some clothes I have yet to shoot beforehand, I brought them along and I'm so glad I did!!! The photos turned out so amazing :)

RunwayAE is currently adopting something new for their latest collection, instead of the standard shoots I'd usually do for them, she has kindly sponsored different bloggers (and me!) clothes from her upcoming collection and made this items EXCLUSIVE to their followers :) Simply put, it means you can only get the following shirt I am going to be posting at the following price when you quote my name! Read on for more details but here goes, the outfit details:

 Pocket Roll Up Shirt in Black

A very simple, plain long sleeved black shirt that comes with a functional left pocket and sleeves that can be buttoned up into three quarter sleeve. I love three quarters sleeved shirts (it's either sleeveless or three quarters for me!) hence that's how I shot the outfit in :) 

Paired it with a pair of white shorts for a more casual look, but I like how casual doesn't translate into sloppy here! The shirt is also extremely comfortable, its cotton material is lightweight (but not sheer) and extremely cooling (hate how chiffon materials just make me feel super warm!) I'd say, it's a perfect outfit for a casual day to dress to school!! Instead of the normal tanktop + denim shorts or the extremely sloppy school based shirt + FBTs worn by hall people (...) this outfit is super fuss free and it makes you look like you made the effort to dress up a little for school even though it is a simple shirt+shorts outfit!

Lay your hands on this shirt and I'm pretty sure it's a staple piece for most occasions! Basics that pull off any occasion are a MUST HAVE! Check out RunwayAE's instagram (@runwayae) for the specific measurements if you're interested ^^

To purchase, simply quote "Xinlin Exclusive" in the subject title and email to to reserve your piece. The price is $25 and is set by me to allow you guys to get the best offer without burning a big hole in your pocket hehe! 

Btw, I'm not obliged to blog for them but I just thought that it'd be good to show you guys more details of this shirt to help you all better decide :) hehe Also, many many thanks to Inspirature Photography for the wonderful photos. More to come!! :)

Before I end, congratulations to my boss running @RunwayAE on her wedding + honeymoon in advance! I'm so so happy for her!!! hehehe ^^

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Review: Holy Cow Creamery

Since I'm feeling *rather* free now, I shall do up a quick review of this new gem that has sprouted in Yishun -- Holy Cow Creamery

Took a quick OOTD and I'm really in love with the shirt dress. When I tried it on for the shoot for RunwayAE, I straight away told my boss that I wanted to keep it. hehee.

Really, it has taken Yishun long enough before something hipster actually popped up.. LOL Like a cafe or an ice cream parlour of some sorts. Even though we do have daily scoop somewhere on the outskirts of Yishun, well there's pretty nothing much in the neighbourhood itself. So yay!!! when I finally heard from B one day when there's a new ice cream parlour just opened here (:

It's located near to the Town Council/ old Yishun library at BLK 292. Not exactly near to where I stay but close enough, and probably the closest ice cream parlour I can find within 30min of travelling time.

We settled for a waffle with double scoop of ice cream ($10) with flavours of our choice : White chocolate macadamia & Salted gula melaka

My verdict: 
The two flavours actually tasted similar but I preferred the salted gula melaka for the hinge of saltiness present. A little more adventurous in its flavour although it can't match up with that of Creamier's. Not a fan of white chocolate but thankfully this wasn't too chocolate-y and well, things hardly ever go wrong with macadamia anyway!! But their ice creams are more on the milky side... so it's up to your personal preference. I'm fine with it personally (: The waffles wise, was really average, nothing to rave about.

Will definitely be back to try more flavours considering its convenience and the pricing (same as Creamier, cheaper than Sunday Folks which imo is really overrated) and would love to try more flavours!! Creamier still tops my chart for now. My friend told me that their brownies are nice so my next trip there may potentially to get my hands on their brownie! (and perhaps a drink?)

Another plus point about having an ice cream parlour within your neighbourhood is that we can actually go there barefaced with uncombed hair and sometimes our sleeping clothes HAHAHA

It's great to see Yishun finally slightly more happening, but if more ice cream shops were to sprout out in this area, Holy Cow will probably have to up its game! 

Holy Cow Creamery
BLK 292 Yishun street 22 
Opening hours: 11am - 10pm