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Illa By Hearts On Fire

Diamonds are Women’s best friend. That’s what people say. To tell the truth, I admire Diamond Jewelery but were never a fan of it. I like things like gold, crystals more.

Yet, the Diamonds from Hearts On Fire which are exclusively available at Tian Po have stolen my heart. You might ask why? Ain’t most diamonds the same from the shop display?

I’ve seen many diamonds jewelery back in my retail days when I’m working at a jewelery store myself. Plus I work in a department store and I’ve seen many diamonds from many brands but none caught my breathe like the ones from Hearts on Fire.

I’m pretty sure that my eyes weren’t playing tricks on me when I find the diamonds from Hearts On Fire shine more brilliantly than the usual diamonds. We all know that diamonds have different cuts and grades and some does not shine as much. But every single piece of Hearts On Fire diamonds were shining equally brilliantly.

Why is this so? It’s because Hearts On Fire diamonds are the World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond. Each diamond is cut with precision and so well polished that it just shines more brilliantly than others. Also, Hearts On Fire only uses the finest raw diamonds to craft out the best. And you need too know that less than 1 percent of diamonds in the world make the cut for Hearts On Fire.

I had the privilege to be shown the raw diamonds that Hearts On Fire uses, in the shape of a prism or better know as the Diamond shape. Raw diamonds in this shape are usually kept unearthed longer then others. Which is why there’s time for this shape to be formed eventually before it is dug up by humans.

Diamond in it’s best cut, the round cut. Crafted from it’s original diamond shape.

To simplify things, at Hearts On Fire, you will find the finest, and most perfectly cut Diamonds.

The Master Diamond Cutter at Hearts On Fire, Brian McHardy is as his title suggests, the master of the trade. With more then thirty years of experience and being on board with Hearts on Fire since 1999, the diamonds crafted out by his and his team is bound to be the finest.

The Master showing us the process of polishing a diamond. If I did not remember wrongly, it takes around 60 days or more to cut a diamond to it’s perfect cut.

It was definitely an honor for me to be able to meet the Master behind Diamond cutting in person.

Moving on, it’s time to talk about the Illa Collection designed by Ilaria Lanzoni, the Director of Design from Hearts On Fire. Illa collection was born from her love of the night sky of the northern Italy. Her love for the night sky have made wearing a piece of the sky on us, possible. What’s the most brilliant thing about the night sky? Stars and more shining stars of course. We can all wear a brilliant star now with the Illa Collection.

I remembered lying on the grass in Pula Ubin during camp about 9 years ago, admiring the starry night sky which is rare on mainland after a long day. It was such a beautiful sight that it’s almost impossible for me to forget. I’ve always love stars for the fact that they shine on their own light. Wearing the Illa Constellation bracelet below, is just like wearing a piece of the sky from that very night. It’s beauty cannot be described in words. 

I remembered a yacht captain telling me that the stars are always in the sky. However, the street lights prevented us from seeing the night sky in it’s full starry glory. That’s why when we are out in the sea with minimal light from the surroundings, we are able to see the awesome starry sky filled with stars. 

The Illa collection and all other Hearts On Fire diamonds are able to shine more brilliantly in dim light, just like the stars up in the sky.
One of my favorite piece from the Illa collection is the Illa Right Hand Ring as seen below.
It’s designed in a way that it wraps around your finger and covers another.


Wearing this on the hand would instantly capture the attention of others. I also like that it has an edgy feel to it that you can be both elegant yet edgy while wearing it.

I paired the Illa Right Hang Ring together with a Single Row Prong Set Diamond Bracelet worn on the same hand. This is because I want the attention to be on one place only. I only chose two pieces as less is also more. Plus I believe the Illa Right Hand Ring is brilliant enough and  the whole look is enhanced with the Diamond Bracelet.


As the Illa Right Hand Ring is already of an intricate design, it’s best paired up with something simple. I think this combination is best for a party or dinner when I want to stand out from the crowd. A simple action like putting my hair behind my ears would definitely capture the attention of those talking to me.


Do you like how I paired the Illa Right Hand right and the Single Row Diamond Bracelet together?


Do like Tian Po’s FB page https://www.facebook.com/tianpojewellery and you will stand a chance to win a Illa Pendant Necklace worth $1,400 by voting on the blogger’s post. One lucky winner who voted for the winning entry will win the prize. Do note that you can only like 1 post or else you will be disqualified! The contest ends on 29th April and winner will be announced the next day!



L’Oreal Paris White Perfect Laser Event

Attended an event on L’Oreal White Perfect Laser products that is launching coming 17th May.

The new White Perfect Laser range is said to be provide results comparable to that of 1 IPL treatment at a fraction of it’s price. It is one of the latest breakthrough for whitening for L’Oreal.

The new range consists of 2 products, the Anti – Spot Brightening Essence and the Day Cream. L’Oreal has conducted a research that by using these 2 products together for 8 weeks, the results are comparable to an IPL treatment and can provide 68% more radiance.

There was a little demo done to show how bad ageing is from all the UV rays. June volunteered for the demo and we can see how pigmentation can really make one looks old. Using the White Perfect Laser range, can brighten up our complexion, lightens pigmentation to make one look younger. And we should not forget about UV protection. L’Oreal have a good range of sunscreen, the UV perfect with different formulas to suit different skin types.

Products that are comparable to IPL at a fraction of its price. Ain’t it tempting?

Will do a separate post on the products.

Now, we have this Blog-Hop contest going on which is to visit the blogs in my group to unscramble a simple phrase and sending it to kaw@sg.loreal.com. The group with the most submissions will win and all readers of the winning group can get to win a Youth Code Boosting Essence worth $39.90 that will help makes your skin care more effective!

My word is LIMITS.

(Hint: The phrase can be found in 1 of the pictures in this post. :P)

Visit the rest of the blogs in my group to get the rest of the words and unscramble the phrase!

Simply send the phrase to kaw@sg.loreal.com after you unscramble it!

Here’s the blogs of the other beautiful bloggers in my group:

Candy: http://autumncandy.onsugar.com

June: http://timelessmomentz.blogspot.com/

Jacelyn:  www.daintyflair.net


Contests end on the 15th June so get your friends to join in too! XD



Cineleisure’s Online Sensation Finals

Hi all!!

I’m pretty sure you guys knew that I have taken part in this contest organized by NUFFNANG and Cineleisure recently and it have came to the finals at last!

Check out my contest posts here:




So it’s a 3 hours event and the winners will be announced too. Of course, the Judges, QiuQiu, ZoeRaymond and LadyIronChef will be there too along with the other teams.

Details of the event as below:

Where: Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, Outdoor Area (Near Scape)

When: Saturday, 21st April, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Do come down and support! You can pass by and say hi to me too! 😛

Would love to see some of you there!




Murdoch at Kaplan Double Degrees!

Education system in Singapore is pretty fixed. Primary and Secondary are pretty fuss free, except for the streaming part. And it takes up minimum 10 years of your life. The subjects you take in secondary depends on your stream and will affect your future choices in either polytechnics or university. Did I ever mentioned I was actually in the Special stream? That was of course based on my PSLE score but I did not do as well for my ‘O’ levels.

I pretty much decided that I’m heading for the polytechnic route while in secondary two. Others are mostly in the dilemma of JC or poly. JC very much gives most a 80% chance to get into uni. But of course being in the Science or Arts stream affects too.
For poly graduates like me, it’s a battle with the JC students and top ten percentile of the whole cohort of poly students for that limited openings that local universities provides.


“3 years in poly and you get that diploma! Now to take up a degree in the same field or different field? I would love to continue my field of study in media but I need something extra to secure my future!! ”


We all know that local universities only allows us to major in one subject. What if we are interested in two subjects? The most, we can only take one as major and the other as a minor. Or spend some extra years to take a second degree. And we all know we need at least 2-3 years or even 4 years to get that degree. Does it mean we have to spend double the time to get 2 degrees?


“What to do? If I were to change my field of study, my studies of media might not be taken into much considerations as compared to the subject of my degree!!! DILEMMA!!” =(

So many problems! So many considerations!! What should I do?

*Heads explodes!*

But no worries!

With Murdoch at Kaplan providing us with double degree programmes, all problems solved!


You have interest in both media and human resource?
No problem!
You like computing but thinks that a business management course would provide more job opportunities? Major in both and get double the opportunities!
You love the arts but it can’t feed you? Complement it with a banking degree to double up your chances for your future goals!

As a Media Diploma holder, I would love to further my studies in media and of course taking up something else to add on to my knowledge. In media, it’s about every thing. A double major would be perfect for me.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communication & Media Studies (Double Major)

This seems like an awesome choice to me. Psychology would definitely be the perfect companion to communication studies! Being able to read more from the words that people say and to present it to the masses. I would be able to understand human behavior better and might come up with an awesome script for TV!

Bachelor of Communication in Communication & Media Studies and Marketing (Double Major)

Of course, we can make use of the communication skills in marketing. It’s easy to market something but not easy to communicate to target audiences. This seems like a good combination if I want to achieve a good position in the marketing/advertising industry.

Bachelor of Arts in Tourism & Events and Marketing (Double Major)

Having the basics of media in the form of diploma, I can add on to my knowledge by taking up majors in marketing plus tourism and events. It would be the complete package and it would make it easier for me to market myself to the employers!

Of course, Murdoch at Kaplan offers a lot more double major programmes! Take a look at the choices provided and I’m sure you’re able to find the combination that would best aid you in your future endevours!


“Phew! Problems solved! Now to let the geek in me take over and concentrate on doing well to get that double degree! And I see a awesome bright and exciting future ahead of me!”

Let’s all double our major and double up our future!!

Now you can advance your life goals with Murdoch’s Double Major Degree and Masters programmes offered at Kaplan Higher Education on a full time and part time basis.

Visit http://www.kaplan.com.sg/khei/partners/murdoch-university-9/ to find out more now!