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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!



Mary Kay One Woman Can Beauty Contest

To celebrate it’s 50th Anniversary, Mary Kay have came up with the One Woman Can Beauty Contest to search for the Mary Kay Asia Cover Girl. The finale of the contest will be held in Hong Kong where local winners from each region will compete with one another.

Through this contest, we get to witness the transformation of women from all walks through makeover sessions held by Mary Kay’s independent beauty consultants.

Do you to be one of the lucky winner and get to go to Hong Kong for the finale?

Mary Kay customers from Malaysia and Singapore are only required to follow simple steps for a chance to win a four-day-three-night all-expenses paid trip to Hong Kong for the star-studded regional Finale event.

All you have to do is to arrange a beauty makeover session with one of Mary Kay’s independent beauty consultant. Afterwhich, upload the before and after photos on to www.makeovercontestmarykay.com! Simple right?

I was curious as per how the makeover session will be like so I went to try it out for myself. It is actually a self makeover session where the beauty consultant will guide you through the steps. I managed to learn some new tips through the session too!

Check out my before and after makeover photo! XD

One thing I always keep in mind is that makeup is used to enhance your features, not to change your looks.

I always feel more confident with makeup and I feel that Mary Kay is trying to bring confidence to all women out there through this beauty contest. Throughout the session, the beauty consultant, Liana who’s conduction the class for me and Fenny shared with us some tips and also her story which was pretty inspiring.

What’s more, 5 very lucky ladies will get to win those listed below if they win the contest!

  • SGD 500 product hamper
  • Professional styling & photo shoot in Hong Kong
  • Cover feature and story in Mary Kay publications
  • Charity donation in her name to HOPE Worldwide Singapore
  • Chance to compete with other Asia Pacific finalists in Hong Kong

Contest period is now till 10 May 2013.

Visit www.makeovercontestmarykay.com for the full set of rules and instructions to the contest! Get started now! 🙂



BATA’s Spring Summer Bloggers’ Style Contest


Recently I was invited to Bata’s Spring Summer’13 event to check out their new collection. At the same time, I was invited to join their Blogger’s Style Contest by picking out a bag and a pair of shoes to show of my style for spring!

I personally feel that Spring Summer should be colorful in different bright hues and of course my favorite pastels! Pastels tones more for spring and bright hues for summer! And here’s what I picked up! A bright green clutch that is perfect for a day out or when hitting the pubs at night! I’ve also picked out a super comfy pair of leather flats in cream with mint tip to complement the whole outfit.

How long have it been since you last stepped into a Bata’s store? If you haven been to one in a long time, I urge you to check out the latest Spring Summer collection in the stores and I’m sure you will be surprised. Bata have stepped up their game and came up with a great collection. Do check them out on your next shopping trip and I’m pretty sure something will catch your eye!

Now I need you to do me a favor by liking the above photo at this link! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=477376138983711&set=a.477375752317083.1073741832.225091904212137&type=1&theater

The contest is ending this Friday, 22nd March and I need more likes! So if you have a little time to spare, it would be great! Thanks in advance!



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!