Pre-Pregnancy Shoot at Honeyzpainthouse

How time flies! It is the start of a brand new year and I just wanted to spend some time documenting my pregnancy photoshoot journey with Honeyzpainthouse.

I was blessed with a pretty easy time for the memorable nine months, with the luxury of time to take a good shower, put on day / night skincare and even indulge on hair pampering sessions. Ooo… those were the good ol’ days.

I did experience occasional morning sickness and intense tightness of my growing belly towards the end of the journey. I swore by Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil for my growing belly which helps wonders in relieving the tightness from an over stretched tummy! I also thoroughly enjoyed using Bio Oil for the rest of my body to help relieve any form of dryness. Recalling back with fondness of my “marinating” sessions after every shower brings so much sweet memories of those good ol’ days when I had the luxury of time to indulge in my beauty regime. Now it’s more like slap on and go. I’ll be lucky if I get to blow my hair dry before she cries again. Heh..

Recollecting back, the entire journey was a sweet memory, even more so for the hubbz haha. Right up to this day he still misses the time when I was pregnant the most, with vivid memories of “an angel” taking good care of him just like we were on honeymoon, everyday for a good 9 months.

Well, you know good times don’t last, right? Sorry to burst your bubble bro. Back to reality with babyC’s arrival hehe.. which also means that he has a lot more to help around the house with! 😝

I was actually down with slight flu for 2 weeks but I thought we better go ahead with the shoot, lest I pop early.

They say a mother’s instinct is always right, and that is so true. Exactly one week after our pre-pregnancy shoot at Honeyzpainthouse, our bundle of joy popped 3 weeks early on 29 August 2016!

For the shoot, we brought along some of babyC’s ultrasound images. Hearing her heartbeat for the first time was such a surreal and unforgettable moment for us. We decided to string her early growing journey and have it captured as memories.

Picture paints a thousand words, for now I shall let the photos do the talking.

The lovely bouqet of flowers I’m holding and my floral headpiece are from Keira Floral. They made the set look naturally soft and dreamy, very princess feel. Very much to my liking.

I absolutely love how Honeyzpainthouse is so white and spacious, which made our photos turn out so beautifully dreamy. There are various theme areas where you can have fun exploring different photoshoot ideas. I take a personal liking to white and clean space and theme parties, so Honeyzpainthouse was just the perfect studio to capture my pregnancy journey with hubbz & Chriselle!

We recently went back to Honeyzpainthouse with Chriselle again after a year. The studio holds a special place in our hearts because it was where we captured her last week of journey in my tummy and now we’re back after a year. It feels to me like Honeyzpainthouse has very much captured her milestone growth in life. BabyC is now 17 months and look how much she has grown!

She had lotsa fun at the studio that day. With a curious mind, she’s now constantly observing people around her intently and imitating us in her own funny way.

To all the mummies-to-be out there, embrace this 9-month journey with lotsa love and joy. Be kind to yourself. Take this time to pamper yourself well. When your precious gift arrives all your time and energy will be channeled him/her.

If on any given day, you’re feeling down, know that what you are going through is extremely normal. Give yourself a good break from work. Clear your mind, go for a brisk walk, give yourself a pat on the shoulder for coming this far and reward yourself with an ice cream. At times you may take a double look at the reflection on passing mirrors, your weight will change and perhaps your mood at times, but it’s all for a short period of time only. You will spring back to your old, cheerful self soon enough. These discomforts will mean nothing in comparison to meeting your bundle of joy for the very first time!

During your pregnancy, surround yourself with a strong network of friends who will journey with you through this new chapter of your life.

Every pregnancy journey is different and that’s what makes us all special. Arm yourself with a joyful heart and a positive mindset and glow away! Enjoy this bonding time with your love as you prepare for the arrival of your bundle of joy together.

For all mummies, I have good news for you. Go ahead, quote my name/nick to ladyboss Julz, and she will work out something special for you! Have fun at the pretty theme studio! Honeyzpainthouse charges $25/hr with an additional $50 for themed areas. On weekends, just add an additional $30 to the total bill.

Hope to see you at Honeyzpainthouse soon!

Location:
Honeyzpainthouse
21 Woodlands Close
Primz Bizhub #07-23
Singapore 737854

Ever so thankful for this gift of life, this gift of love that binds us together.

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Light Mask

How long has it been since you took time out for a short break during your busy schedule?
 Day in and out, we often struggle to balance between our many roles as a mum, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, friend and tend to neglect our skincare routine.

Today, I’m going to do a review and tutorial on the Neutrogena range of skincare products and the newly launched Neutrogena Fine Fairness Light Mask. Everything is simply fuss-free, 10 minutes is all you need to pamper and rejuvenate your skin!

Here’s what I use in my daily beauty routine for the past week or so.

First, I like to cleanse my face with Neutrogena’s Fine Fairness Cleanser. Simply squeeze the cleanser, lather up into foam and massage gently on my face. This gentle foaming cleanser helps to cleanse my skin from surface oil, dull dead skin cells, and other impurities. It is also packed with moisturising ingredients that leave my skin feeling soft and smooth!

I would highly recommend using the Light Mask right after a well-cleansed face for maximum Infra-Red Light absorption, and then follow your skincare routine after the usage.

Here’s how to use your light mask:

1. Cleanse your face. Open the ear arms and put on the mask like you are wearing a pair of glasses.

2. Activate the mask by pressing and holding the power button for 1 second.

3. Relax in the comfort of your home for 10 minutes or so. The mask will turn off automatically after 10 minutes.

The light energy is a scientifically proven, effective technology which works on the epidermis layer to rejuvenate our skin from within. With the red light, it helps to boost visibly brighter and radiant skin. The Infra-Red Light, on the other hand, helps with firming your skin giving you more elastic skin! Now, all you got to do is to sit back, relax and let the mask work its magic!

 

After the pampering session, simply follow up with your normal skincare regime. Shake the Neutrogena Fine Fairness Toner well before use. Moisten your cotton pad with the toner. Apply it all over your face and neck with gentle upward strokes.

 

Last but not least, I like to apply the Fine Fairness Gel Cream right after I use the Light Mask. This highly concentrated gel cream penetrates deeply to activate skin cells to natural healthy turnover.

Simply take some of the Fine Fairness Gel cream on your fingertips, and apply on your face in a circular upwards motion.

 

I love how the Fine Fairness Gel cream leaves a non-sticky finish on my face after application. It smells really good too!

Really enjoyed the 10 minutes me-time while using the Neutrogena Fine Fairness Light Mask! After using this for a week now, I do see significant improvement in my skin’s texture It’s more elastic and it really helps to brighten up my skin. The mask is pretty easy to operate as you just need to press and hold the button to start the session. It’s so light & portable you can even bring it with you during your holiday!

I hope you like this review and tutorial of the Neutrogena Fine Fairness Light Mask! It’s so amazing how you can use dermatologist light solutions to rejuvenate your skin from within at the comfort of your home. No more excuses to be lazy despite your busy schedules.