Singapore!

As you will tell from the hair frizz I am in Singapore!

This is officially day 2. Let us not talk about day 1 - despite my willingness to get out and about I opted to have a "quick nap" and woke up at midnight. Whoops!

Day 2 has been determined "Shopping Day". A day is not enough time - the amount of luxury malls and tempting opportunities is mind-blowing - but I have to cut myself off and move on to focussing on proper sightseeing for the rest of the trip.

So far there has been one splurge and some shopping in Watsons for makeup and eyelashes. There is a part 2 visit to Watsons scheduled for later this afternoon as I am considering Rachel K CC cream (good idea?) and perhaps a side trip to get SK-11 Facial Treatment Essence. Back in my YouTube days I remember someone writing a comment and telling me about how incredible this was and as I walked up and down Orchard Road today I kept seeing the brand everywhere. Let's take it as a sign that the shopping Gods are trying to transmit...spoken like a true Rebecca Bloomword.

In terms of what I wore, it was the standard ensemble - dress and blazer. The dress is very pretty and new from Topshop. It's a blush coloured paisley lace print with a corset style top half and thin straps. I like the shape - not a flared skater skirt style but more of a straighter line. Some might not like that but skater style dresses sometimes make me feel self-conscious - in a "I'm 32 but dressing like I am 15" kind of way. Ah I wish...

Bra-wise, and I must mention this because it's important, I am wearing my strapless Wonderbra. This is an incredible bra and one that I would recommend for all sizes. It boosts rather than flattens, and unusually for a strapless, stays up. I feel like I have mentioned this before but its probably more a case of the fact that I rave about it to my friends.

Onto the pics...I am a bit pale but I am avoiding fake tan these days and trying to embrace my natural colour. *trying*






Oh, and a sneak preview of the splurge item. Excuse the cheese factor of this picture.

This was a very welcome belated anniversary gift :)




Dress: Topshop - Link!
Blazer: Topshop - Link!
Sunglasses: House of Harlow (LOVE these...fashion sunglasses that actually shade the eyes...unlike my Prada's)
Bag: Celine
Bra: Wonderbra :) - Link!

Thank you so much for entering the nail polish giveaway. A few of you couldn't enter via the blog but sent emails instead so I will add you to the list of the names and then sort out the random.org selector. I will try and do this in the next day or so and announce details of the winners here!

Take care everyone! :)

83 comments:

  1. Super cute! And I must try this Wonderbra...it sounds too good to be true!

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    1. You must! It seriously does not budget - no slipping and creation of quad-boob. The best I have tried!

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  2. I love that dress on you and you are totally right about the skater-style dresses. They dont flatter adults and i would like everyone to take that on board (cant buy a good skirt in the UK at the moment that isnt skater and its annoying me). So maybe your next post should be a "what's in my bag"so we can all see your splurge treat :-D

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    1. So true - as an example I got a skirt from River Island that was a plain black skater skirt. Seemed nice at the time but when I put it on I feel like I am in fancy dress - or mutton. Pencil skirts/straight skirts from now on :) Good idea on the post ;)

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  3. Looking super cute Laura!
    I need to check out this bra... strapless ones don't ever stay in place on me!
    I can't wait to see what's in the Celine bag... :-)
    Have a nice and safe relaxing time in Singapore!

    Kisses from freezing Switzerland! :-)

    Anne.

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    1. Thank you so much Anne. I have been working 6 days a week for about a year so it's definitely time to relax! :)

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  4. Loving this dress! I find skater skirts tend to make my hips look bigger even though they in theory should be flattering on me, so it's nice to know there'll still be a few things in shops for me this season :L

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  5. OMGosh you're here! Welcome Laura! =) Have an awesome stay and I hope you could do a get together of some sort!

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  6. I think the Rachel K CC Cream is a great idea! I heard wonderful things about it, and it was on the market and a stand out performer before other CC creams came out. Have you thought about trying snail creams? I know they are popular in S.Korea and I'm curious, but I wanted to know what you thought. Ultimate gimmick or worth trying?

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  7. That dress looks gorgeous on you! Have an amazing and relaxing time in Singapore! :)

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  8. Love the Celine bag! Holly xx

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  9. Can't wait to see what you bought! :)

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  10. ahh can't wait to see your splurge item !!!

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  11. Ooooh, cannot wait to see what's in the shopping bag! Love the dress, it had me at the color.

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  12. You look fantastic, Laura! The outfit is beautiful and I looove your Céline. <3
    Enjoy your stay in Singapore! :)
    xx

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  13. You look gorgeous, love that dress on you! And can't wait to see what's in that Celine bag. ;)

    Keep calm and carry lipstick.

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  14. You look beautiful! The dress is great and I think you look fantastic without a spray tan. Looking forward to the Watsons post :)

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  15. Oh wow oh wow the celine bag! You lucky girl!
    Sounds like you're having an amazing time, I must go to Singapore! xo

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  16. That is one cute dress! And the bag, oh the bag...

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  17. Love the dress, at 32 (I had no idea, I thought 28) you pull it off a treat and your Celine bag is to die for. I love the way you write!!

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  18. love your dress,it's so cute :) i want to know what's inside that celine shopping bag :) maybe a trapeze? :D

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  19. love the dress!!! show us the bag from Celine :))!

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  20. Very nice dress. I love Singapore, it`s a paradise for shopping and the weather is perfect, when is not raining.
    Enjoy your time there.
    Stefania

    http://www.princessetropezienne.blogspot.com

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  21. I live in Singapore! Hope you have fun here! Check out the Clarke Quay area- there's lots of great restaurants there as well. Also look out for enamel bangles too if you're into that. You can usually get them 3 for $10 in those touristy shops :)

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  22. Singapore is such a fab city. Make sure you have a Singapore Sling in Raffles! Dying to know what's in the Celine bag!
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
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  23. I love this look and your bag! It's so pretty :D I really want a Celine bag! xx

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  24. I visited Singapore when I was very young but from what I remember, it is beautiful! Can't wait to see what's inside the Celine bag :) xx

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  25. You look stunning,
    Such a lovely dress

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  26. I love Singapore, such a great city! But yes, the humid is crazy, had the same hair problem, haha!

    Cant wait to see your anniversary gift, exciting stuff!! Like your dress too!


    Amelia @ Ducklingtoswan.com! :) xxx

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  27. You came just in time to Singapore! Last week it was torrential nearly ever day! Hope you have a great time here :) And that bag......intriguing :)

    Becky

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  28. Hi, I am thinking of gettting a tan/nude Celine mini luggage tote, how do you find your nude Celine? I love the colour but wouldnt want it to get too dirty! Wanted an alternative to black as I already have so many black bags!
    Love your blog by the way, looking forward to see what Celine you purchased!! :) xx

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  29. Lovely outfit! I really like your bag and your dress :) Hope you're having a lovely time! xx

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  30. lovely uotfit

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  31. Im always looking for a good strapless bra! Love the dress x

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  32. Too bad you couldn't visit Singapore during the holiday season... it was decorated SO beautifully. Singapore does xmas better than any other city I've ever been in. Interesting, considering a sizeable part of the population doesn't even celebrate xmas.

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  33. look lovely, i really like your bag!

    Kamila x

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  34. Looks lovely, that dress is beautiful! x

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  35. I love the outfit! The dress and the blazer compliment each other so well! I can't wait to see what Celine goody you picked up :)

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  36. You look lovely as always! Can't wait to see what you brought! xx

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  37. I have heard that the Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion is a 'dupe' for the SK-II Essence. I got the former for $14 from an Asian website and I love it! I can't say whether or not it's a dupe because I have not tried the SK-II. But if you get the SK-II and you come across the Hada Labo...maybe get that too and do a blog post to compare?!

    Thank you for the tip about Wonderbra!! I have such a hard time with strapless bras that somehow end up around my waist as time goes on lol.

    Have fun!

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  38. love the dress! enjoy your trip lucky u for getting to travel to singapore so cool. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  39. Can't wait to see your splurge piece! I've always wanted to visit Singapore.

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  40. Your dress is so pretty! And I can't believe you got a Celine bag, you're so lucky!

    Louisa's Notebook

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  41. Hope you're enjoying Singapore! I go there fairly often and the shopping is phenomenal!

    xo, alison*elle

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  42. It is lovely to hear you are embracing your natural colouring, you have such a lovely skintone!

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  43. Love this dress! Can't wait to see what you got from Céline :)

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  44. I haven't had the opportunity to get to Singapore - yet ;-)

    You look lovely and hope you have a wonderful vacation.

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  45. This look is gorgeous!! Love the bag! I really want to go to Singapore, looks like such a beautiful place! :) ♥
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  46. Great post!
    You are welcome to visit my MAC lipstic giveaway!
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  47. Love your sunglasses! xxxx
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  48. I'm stopped in Singapore before heading to Aus next week. Is there anything in particular I need to stock up on other than an iPad? :D

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  49. I love your blog, new follower! :)
    tobebioacaseofbeauty.blogspot.it

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  50. Love your dress, so pretty! Jealous of you being in Singapore too, have a great time!

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  51. Such a beautiful dress - the colour and the cut looks so perfect with your skintone! ^.^

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  52. So so so jealous! I would die to have a Celine bag! They are just so elegant and classic, a must have for every wardrobe. I really enjoyed reading this post (:

    xoxo
    Tailored Seams

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  53. Lovely outfit as usual, Laura. :) Hope you're enjoying your vacation in Singapore!

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  54. Welcome to Singapore! Don't miss a trip to Chinatown with Lunar New Year around the corner, you're bound to discover a different side of Singapore.;)

    I think you should postpone your SK-II purchase till you're about to depart Singapore, you can get it way cheaper at Duty-Free Store. Hope you enjoy your stay here ^^

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  55. Loving your outfit! Singapore is an amazing place to shop and go sightseeing from what I hear. The wonderbra also sounds too good to be true, I must try! And I love your blog, new follower :D

    http://dreamdustx.blogspot.com

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  56. Ooh, can't wait to see what is in your bag there. Singapore is amazing, like a mini little world on s tiny island. A mini little world with super, super shops, that is!!!

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  57. Beautiful pictures - I cannot wait to arrive in Singapore in a week - lets see if I can manage to stay up the first evening :)
    Vanessa - PureGlam.tv

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  58. I love the blush color of the dress. It looks really flattering on you.

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  59. I love this outfit, you always get it right Laura. You're definitely my outfit inspiration!

    Can't wait to see your new Celine baby - they're opening a shop just around the corner from where I work in Spring, that could be very dangerous! x

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  60. Ha Laura, that pic is very 'real housewives' and I am now dying to know whats inside?

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  61. Love your bag!!!!!!!!Would love to visit Singapore some day...

    Hugs from DK
    Nicoline
    http://livsnydersverden.blogspot.dk

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  62. hi dear, love the dress!!! ... and I love WATSON too and it's a constant visit during my stays in China... If you like face cloth give a try to the one sold in Watson, link here http://letiziaelle.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/best-of-2012-skincare.html

    this face cloth is magic!! pls do a skincare favourite pls!


    http://letiziaelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  63. what a sweet dress Laura. You don't look like 32, just like 24 I guess :) You take care and have fun in Singapore.. Might enjoy to buy signature bags over there because it's Tax Free unlike here in Japan.. xx

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  64. I miss your old youtube days! please come back to youtube this 2013 Laura!

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  66. Loving the Celine, can't wait to see what's inside the new one! AND you can't beat a good wonder bra! I'm in agreement with Gaby - I miss you so much on Youtube! I could watch your vids for hours and discovered many a wonder product because of your recommendations. You inspired me to start my own channel and blog, I haven't got any blog followers yet - but we all have to start somewhere right?!

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  67. I love my Rachel K CC Cream.. it works great as a primer.

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  68. I love that dress! Am going to have to look out for it when I am next shopping :)
    I have tried so many strapless bras, all of which did not stay up and made me feel very self conciouss. Thank you for recommending the wonder bra! I will definitely try it out :)
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  69. I love reading all your blogs and had to post on this one. I spent Christmas in Singapore and found out about the frizzy hair. My husband said it is not frizzy it is fluffy. It ended up in a pony more days than not, and my hair is dead straight.

    Love your dress and am going to be on the lookout for the wonder bra.

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  70. Beautiful dress! Such a pretty color!

    ariarhapsody.blogspot.com

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  71. Love the outfit and your hair isn't looking bad... :) Looks like you had an amazing time.

    Lou
    www.thekeypieces.co.uk

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  72. Beautiful teeny tiny rings! And of course the outfit is perfect as always :-)

    Jo x amomentwithjo

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  73. So nice work. find skater skirts tend to make my hips look bigger even though they in theory should be flattering on me, so it's nice to know there'll still be a few things in shops for me this season.

    where to shop in Singapore

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  74. ohhhhhhhhhhhh this dress is too hot and this hand bag match with the dress. shop in singapore

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  75. You are so classy Laura! I hope you had a great trip to Singapore :-)

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  77. Great post and that backless dress are looking really awesome. I will bring one for an upcoming function. Using http://byebra.combreast stickers makes the work easier as it’s a perfect breast tape. What are your experiences with strapless bras?

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