Thursday, February 5, 2015

Apparel Review: Vivre Activewear

An overdue post but I'm finally down to reviewing this set of activewear I received a month back from Vivre Activewear!

As everyone knows, yoga has been pretty much the "in" thing now and no yoga session is complete without a set of comfortable and durable apparels. And as everyone knows too, active wear doesn't come cheap! A pair of sports bra can easily go over $60 so to find something way cheaper but at the same quality, in Singapore, isn't that easy!

I've heard about Vivre Activewear even before this collaboration happened, donned on by lots of yogi in the community out there. So I was especially happy and stoked when Vivre approached for a collaboration!

Bonus: Vivre is a home-grown Singapore based brand. All the more I'd support them, and all of you guys should too!

Browsing through their apparels on their website, I felt so happy and relieved to see pocket-friendly prices! Even though I was being sponsored, I felt that it was still very important for me to review something that most of my readers can afford (: (and because this is an overdue post, I'm sorry the discount code I was given has expired, so lucky for you if you managed to catch it on my instagram!)



I chose the Cross Cut Sports Bra in sweet pink (SGD$38) and Full Length Active Tights in marine blue (SGD$48)




Can I just say, the sports bra is my ultimate favourite ever!!! Like it was so body-hugging, extremely flattering yet so breathable! I'm not even kidding about the flattering part, I actually felt like I had some assets up there even though I know I'm flat! Hahaha I haven't worn anything sooo figure flattering in awhile, and I least expected it to be a sports bra!

I'm so so in love with the sports bra and I've not only worn it to yoga classes, I've also worn it to the gym and to dance! It is really comfortable and even after a few (hand)washes, the elasticity has stayed on perfectly fine and the colour doesn't run a single bit! For the quality, I'd say this is so reasonably priced. Afterall, a lady's intimate wear is really something we need to invest in seriously!

I'm wearing size S and it is a perfect fit.
I honestly rate this sports bra 10/10 because it fits me so much better and perform so much better than some of the more "branded" sports bra I own! And they have sooo many pretty designs on their websites I really wish I owned them all!

"Fit girls don't need push up bras. Fit girls only need a good sports bra" 

Moving on to the Full Length Tights, the first thing that attracted me to the tights was the beautiful shade of blue hehe. But besides that, I'd really commend this pair of tights for the amazing material and stretchability that comes with it! I mean, you can't have a bit of doubt about this tights' stretchability judging from the following photos:





Haha yes, I used to always get wedgies from my dance tights every time I do the more "intensive" stretching and it is super uncomfortable..!! Either that or I always get awkward sweat patches at the butt and it can be quite embarrassing HAHAHA but I got neither of it with this tights! (I've worn it to hot yoga class and I left the class looking as glam as when I entered!)

I love that it is full length too, no reasons why but just a personal preference! Maybe it's because I own wayyyy too many pairs of three quarters. Also, the slightly high rise of this pair of tights rests nicely right above your tummy so YAY TO ALL THE HIDDEN TUMMY FATS!!! Don't we girls all love that? (;

Of course, it would have been better if the waist band could be thicker/as thick as the waist lining since I felt that the waist band was a bit thin. Was kinda expecting the waist band to be as thick as the waist lining when I first saw it. But otherwise, all is great for this pair of tights and I'm loving it too! It is also such a comfy pair to wear to bed on a really cooling night ^^

Thank you Vivre Activewear for sending this set of apparels to me which I really love (!!!) and you guys should really check them out. It's okay if you're not a yogi, I'm sure we all wear sports bra and their sports bra is perfect for a day of workout too! They also carry other apparels such as tank tops, yoga towels, hand towels and yoga paws! You name it, they've got it^^ Most importantly, support local brands! ((:

Love,
Xin Lin

Monday, February 2, 2015

Recharging in progress

Been half a month since I've disappeared from my blog and although I still have a few reviews at hand to write (some way overdue), I thought I really needed some space for myself as things hasn't been too great.

I'm just trying to find my pace back in life and having led a crazy hectic past week due to a dance production that I was involved in and finally over, I guess I'm slowly adjusting my life back, tuning it back and it's really time for a recharge.

As much as I've tried so hard not to think about all the sad things that have happened, things aren't always as easy as it seems. And right now I am stuck again. To be honest I am so tired I really just want to run away from all this shit. Sometimes all I wish for is things to be simple -- be with the one I love and the one who loves me. But it can just be so difficult sometimes. My friends have been telling me there's no need to pretend I am all strong when I am not, it is okay to break down and be sad and cry but I just... don't even know how to anymore. Look forward, not back. But what about the present? This is a question I've always asked myself... and the person who used to mean a lot to me. Why are we always only talking about the future/not bringing up the past but never talked about the now, the present?

Why do I have to go through this over and over again, I don't get it.

It's the last few days before turning 22, I need to recharge and stop feeling so down. It is afterall, one of my resolutions this year to only keep the ones worth loving.