Saturday, February 28, 2015

thankful lists for the week // 09

*chinese new year's decorations in mister's house*                                
 
when i flipped over my calendar this morning only to realize that today is the last day of february, i was extremely shocked. february is such a short and blurry month..beside lovin' valentine's day and chinese new year on this month, there is nothing i think i will remember or worth to remember much. this month is an extremely hot and sunny month, and we get fewer raining days.i have to start re-organize my closet again, all the sweaters and long-sleeves clothes should be place deeper while the summery, colorful and lighter clothes will be showing up. currently,i'm looking forward for march to arrive..i have so much planning for the month ahead.

for the week, i'm thankful for:

-dinner at ikea's restaurant early of the week.in february, two of our meals were in ikea's restaurant, and i ate more meatballs than i ever imagined. as mister said, ikea never disappointed their customer with their high quality food..and services. duration in line queuing for food was pretty fast and we always ended ordering more than enough for two. everything looked yummy, can't blame us on getting fatter and extra inch on tummy.

-ben & jerry ice cream. my favorite is red velvet cake, red velvet cake ice cream with red velvet cake pieces and a cream cheese frosting swirl. i finished one pint, 473ml in a day..and do you know that ben & jerry sources for non-gmo ingredients, fairtrade sugar and vanilla, eggs from cage-free hens and milk and cream from happy cows. such a creative and responsible inventions in ice cream

-saturday off-day granted for mister. mister's boss is a weird one. sometimes he approved his department an off-day on saturday and sometimes he disagreed.no one knew what he's thinking..but with a day-off, mister can do a little napping, movie-watching and relaxing for the weekend.

-free drink from my manager on lunch break. she's really kind to buy drink for me and without letting me to pay her back.to compensate her, i think i will have to buy coffee for her too.

-my blog, joselovincolors.. for giving me a chance to post life snippets and a chance for others to really look into what i have got in myself. though my income is not directly from blogger, yet i had been given a few chances to review some of the beauty products which might be launches soon. and i definitely love using new products.

do you have a lists too?let's us be thankful..even to the littlest and simplest things.

Friday, February 27, 2015

first dress for first day of chinese new year

first of all, i wish everyone "happy chinese new year 2015, may all the wealth, happiness and good health surrounding us all the year"

chinese new year is all about red, red, and red. chinese believes red symbolize joy, good fortune and auspicious to everyone. chinese should be wearing red on the first day of chinese new year. we won't be surprise if someone is wearing red inner too.

this year my mum purposely made a call to remind me of buying something red on the first day as i was in my in-law's house for the festival. my mum was worrying that in-law might be feeling "bad luck" with darker colors. frankly, i can't find something in red that will fit me perfectly,instead i found this flowery dress in h&m. and i thought that it was perfect for first day of chinese new year. don't you think so?



so merry, so colorful, and cheerful..

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

my 1st melissa color feeling ii


story-telling time:

my families believe in a myth that had being going on for years now. every babies should not be wearing shoes before they turn a year old.or else those babies will not own a good-condition shoes that he/she wore more than few months whenever they started wearing shoes. and this is totally happening to me.

i'm the eldest in the family and my parents love me so much that they bought shoes for me to wear before i turned one year old.from that day onwards, all of my shoes/sandals/ballerina will not last more than 6 months and ready to be thrown to dustbin.

there is no strong explanation or facts on this myth, but personally i believe it a little. perhaps, the way that i walked in the shoes making the shoes spoiled easily. i never spent a fortune in buying shoes anymore ever since i knew my shoes spoiled too easily. anything over $50 is counted as expensive to me.

but this chinese new year, i wish to break my own rule. i bought my very first melissa color feeling ii in grey. a lot of my friends highly recommended melissa "jelly" shoes to me as they are comfortable, fashionable and long-lasting too..i had to give it a try, and paid $140 for a pair in hoping to break those myth. haha..

melissa color feeling ii has the softest cushion insole with the metal double-bows that is effortless and can be wear either formal or casual. definitely lovin' this pair of beauties now. and the "bubble gum" scent is a double bonus for me too.



what do you think? do you own a pair of melissa?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

thankful lists for the week // 08

*relaxing with mister & mother in-law*

finally, i'm back to singapore today. chinese new year's holiday ended in a blink of eyes and now all i need is sleep,sleep and sleep.this year i celebrated chinese new year with mister's families and both of us tried our best to spend as much time with mister's mum before we returned to singapore. glad that we did and his mum aka my mother in-law is happy and satisfied. and now i'm missing my own parents and siblings a lots!!

for the week, i'm thankful for:

-mister's cousin. she borrowed her car for us and with the car, we can drove everywhere we like.we even managed to bring my mother in-law out for breakfast at dim sum's restaurant and dinner at chinese. she had her smile on her face all day long..

-mother in law. whenever i was at her place, she provided the best for me. she changed clean duvet for us before we reached home so that we had good sleep. she cooked meals for us and this year, she even bought 2 pieces new blouses for me (although the blouses are not my cup of tea) i still appreciated what she did for me..i quite lucky :)

-smooth traffic on our way home from holidays. though we spent almost 9 hours in bus express (which normally we only used 5 hours to reach singapore) i felt blessed that we were able to reach safely.

-meeting up with shannice, my bff's daughter. shannice grew up a lots..i think every kids grew up faster than expected.i met her once in 6 months, and in every meeting i realized there was some different in shannice. this time, she grew taller. will post her photos in another post.

-families. families are the reason for me to stay stronger and motivated in walking through my path..i miss my families the most especially during chinese new year's celebrations.i miss my dad,mum, and siblings a lots. i hope to see them soon..going to plan my next vacation to see them :)

do you have a lists too?let's us be thankful..even to the littlest and simplest things.

happy chinese new year!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

valentine's weekend

this is our 8th valentine's together..and we both tried to make everyday as lovely as possible. but love day is definitely for celebration. my valentine's weekend was almost the same as normal weekend, except that mister granted approval for a day off on saturday. he fully utilized this day with his exercise and reading habits.while for me, i scheduled to work half a day on saturday and was rushing to meet some deadlines.
we met up in the afternoon and went for japanese as lunch.i did a little shopping for new dress and mister offered to pay for my shopping cart. though no roses bouquet, i had shopping bag full of my favorite clothes on my hand.

for dinner, we went to the "swankiest" restaurant ever in neighborhood shopping mall. carl's junior is always one of our favorite fast-food restaurant in town, the fish burger was as huge as my face and i still can managed to finish everything.in between, since we had nothing going on for the night i suggested we went for a movie. kingsman is not bad at all!!!

how's your valentine's date?

*images from google*

Sunday, February 15, 2015

thankful lists for the week // 07

*brunch in ikea's restaurant always so comforting*

a week had passed in just a blink of eyes and i really can't even bothered much.nowadays, time is so limited that i appreciated it much more than ever..this week is all about dining out, shopping and seeking doctor due to stomach flu. these stomach flu's bugs were so irritating that they caused me nausea and vomiting every 15 minutes for whole freaking day! my friends thought that i'm pregnant and they all almost prepare their minds to buy gifts for my future baby. hence this is the reason why i did not blog for whole week..

for the week, i'm thankful for:

-valentine's day. mister did not buy bouquet for me,i'm not really a "roses girl" either..but sometimes i still got jealous whenever i saw some girls with roses on their hands.we went for japanese as our lunch and western fast food as our dinner.and we managed to catch a movie together.i guess i will do a detail post for this love day in another day.

-brunch at ikea on sunday's afternoon.have you ever tried their meatballs?you have to..ikea's meatballs were combination of beef and pork.and if you read my blog long enough,you may knew that i banned pork in my eating routine, but i'm defeated by those meatballs.dipped it with raspberry jam and i'm in heaven.

-shopping for chinese new year. shopping is so therapeutic and relaxing.but in this stage of me,i choose to shop wisely. beside shopping for chinese new year, i had to think of normal days too.so my new dresses/blouses must be 3 in 1 (working,weekend,date wears).i managed to find a few pieces..

-dinner date with girlfriends on early of the week.we ate at thai's and managed to chat a little bits about work,ex-bf,future and friends.it was fun to get to know each others life after a while.

-my mister got his year-end bonus this week.it was an emotional one when i got to read his recommendation letter as the amount was more than expected.we were glad that with those extra income,we made savings :)

do you have a lists too?let's us be thankful..even to the littlest and simplest things.

Monday, February 9, 2015

valentine's day gift guide for him & her under S$100

valentine's day is few days away..yahoo!! i always love this day so much, and i love this day even more this year because it's fall on saturday. do you have any plans for love day? mister and i are minimalist person, all the years before we did almost the same routines..we went for dinner and bought each other little gifts and spent the rest of the night cuddling in our cozy blanket and watching some favorite movies together. i think this is so romantic!

mister hates buying surprise gifts for me, he prefers me around to choose my gift together with him. while for me,i like receiving surprise gifts and giving surprise to him.see, how different we are yet we still meeting each others seven years ago and choose to be husband & wife.

recently i partnered with lazada, one of the largest e-commerce online departmental store in south east asia for their affiliation program.and i had choose a few of my favorite items as a guideline for valentine's gift for him and her under S$100. please enjoy!
1. chloe roses de edt 75ml - for those ladies who love roses scent

2. fujifilm instax mini 8 instant camera pink - for those who love making memories through photos

3. casio ladies watch - elegantly with genuine leather band in pink

4. versace versence 100ml with lotion and pouch - sensual woman & energy of revitalization

5. chanel joues contraste powder plush #64 pink explosion - who doesn't love pink,right?
1. the perfect match,white & red coster del sio - sophisticated taste-buds for valentine's cuddling time

2. casio mens watch - manly watch for the men

3. samsung portable battery pack 9000mah white - digital lifestyle demands perfect for emergency

4. authentic sports camera 1080p full hd action camera sports dv red - for sporty better half

5. aleoca 24" campagna mountain bike - biking together in the evening is romantic


add on:

now, let's me introduce you to one of the website (shopback) as a new platform for lazada orders and even more cashback. who doesn't love discounts and maybe cheaper price for the same quality products?? to use shopback, all you need to do is just to click on any stores available and shop as per usual. meanwhile, within 48 hours you will get the cashback (getting "real cash back" beside from discounts and deals and bank in to you bank accounts or paypal).

shopback also partnering with zalora too (one of the famous online fashion retailer in singapore) so you can get zalora discount code :)

now, shopback is offering valentine's deals with sales up to 95% off plus some cashback too.

happy shopping,everyone!!



Saturday, February 7, 2015

thankful lists for the week // 06

*photo taken at chinatown*

yeah! we're entering the month of celebration and lots of love again.chinese new year in two weeks time and valentine's day in a week.everyone is busy shopping..buying necessities for chinese new year and gifts for the better half.and school holidays started..erm actually study weeks now but who care, i announce it as holidays.this is a good week!

for the week, i'm thankful for:

-exploring chinatown on friday's night.this is the place where i can felt the festive spirits and chinese new year's atmosphere the most. each year,mister and i will came to visit chinatown a week or two before chinese new year to feel the merriest moments and to shop for biscuits, cny decorations or mochi and jellies at the bazaar.

-last class for this semester ended on thursday with a flying colors in the presentation..marketing's lecturer is a very strict woman in marking our papers and presentations. yet surprisingly our group got a very good marks in this final presentation.i think we did pretty good job!

-my variable bonus for year 2014 in banked into my account today..overall,this year i got slightly lesser compared to last year..business was pretty bad last year end as the company that i work with loss some business to the competitors.but don't worry,the management have some plans going on and hopefully will pick up everything soon.though is lesser, but i still felt gratitude with what i have currently

-napping for 3 hours this afternoon.nothing is the best comparable to afternoon nap.i felt revive and refresh after the napped.my skin definitely getting better after enough beauty sleep.

-phone conversation with my sisters.they're the best! they're my best friend, my chitchat buddy and my shopping partners. love them forever!

do you have a lists too?let's us be thankful..even to the littlest and simplest things.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

shopping time!


 *image from h&m singapore*

i'm so excited to see new couple's face featuring zhao xun & archie kao in the h & m chinese new year collection 2015. both of them are so cute together and of course,i'm in love with the chinese new year collection too.

chinese new year is officially less than a month.this year i didn't go back to my own hometown,instead i stay with my mister's family for the celebration.how i wish i could be home but due to some circumstances i have to return to singapore earlier than expected. but....this won't change my interest in shopping for new year's clothes. h & m is one of my favorite retail brands and i absolutely adore their new year collection where everything are in red. can't blame so much "redness" as this is festive season..and this girl can't wait to go shopping!!

and a few of my favorites:



have you start doing your chinese new year shopping?

Monday, February 2, 2015

january favorites 01

january favorites

i've decided to include my monthly favorites beauty products into my post ever since i saw some professional bloggers did it too.i can't find back the blogger's link who gave me such a great inspirations to be brave and post in my own blog. i'm glad that i did it :)

l'occitane pillow mist
last few years, i always had trouble to get into sleep most of the night, especially if i watched too much ghost movies or murdering movies. i tend to freak out easily and got a lot of bad dreams.most of the time, i ended getting very tired the next day because of the bad dreams.my friend gave me pillow mist as a present few years back, and i absolutely adored it as it helps improved my sleeping routine and i still using the same brand until now.this pillow mist combines the soothing properties of 100% natural essential oils (lavender, tea tree and geranium) with softening lime blossom extract, to calm tensions and soothe nerves.its aromatic fragrance helps ease away stress and anxiety and promotes a peaceful and repairing sleep. just spray generous amounts to pillow or bed sheets.

tresemme moisture rich conditioner
this conditioner works amazingly for me! i have very very dry hair as i had coloring and chemical rebonding on my hair. before this conditioner came into my life, my hair tended to get tangled and knotted everytime after every wash.it was kind of frustrating.tresemme moisture rich conditioner delivers hydration that target dryness and locks in moisture where my hair needs it. i switched to other brands too but for daily usage, this is my priority. and the price is affordable too!

mentholatum deep moist lip balm
girls, no one gonna love kissing that chapped lip..as i live in humid country,my lip tends to get dry easily.
mentholatum deep moist lip balm is one of the best selling lip balm in japan's lip care market.i was being attracted to buy this brand was because i noticed the "deep moist" words in the packaging. it contains hyaluronic acids, avacado oils, shea butter, jojoba oil and vitamin e to moisturize and repairs dry lips. i applied daily every morning and before sleep as i stayed in air-conditioning room most of the times.i did noticed that my lip looking pretty moisturize and smooth now :) oh, and my lips is plumper now!! definitely satisfied consumer here.

what's your favorite beauty products from january? let's us be beauties!

this month-february

making- yummilicious american breakfast..no,i don't even have a kitchen,this is all my imaginations
craving- waffles topped with ice cream and syrup
playing- with my iphone game now, while blogging~~
listening to- happy together by turtles..old song but making my day superb special
watching- wild card
wearing- pajamas dress with a minnie cartoons on it..feeling cute
learning- how to smile even to the hardest things happening recently
going to- shop this weekend, chinese new year is coming! i need new clothes
working on- marketing's project, and ready for presentation coming thursday
obsessed with- instagram, i love to stalk on someone profile who have great photography skills
planning- our budget as mister and i need to distribute red packets for kids this chinese new year & valentine's secret gift for him
researching- on how to do a video..any idea?
hoping- currently, world peace
starting- to make reading a habit every night before sleep
finishing- my second semester in a week and holidays going to start soon!

*this month post is inspired by kelsey, love her blog so much*