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Birthday Morning

Birthday morning at tiong bahruI woke up an excited kid like it was Christmas morning and with some incredulous self-restraint I managed to not snoop around the house looking for my birthday present from hubs. It was bright and cheery outside the window and although it took a bit of squabbling to decide where to go for breakfast, we decided on visiting Tiong Bahru for its quaint cafes and laid back feel. Most cafes and eateries are closed on Mondays, but lucky for us Flock Café at Moh Guan Terrace was open. I love their crossaints, although it is quite overpriced! We spent $36 for 2 sets of sandwiches and coffee. I don’t have much to say about the coffee served – hubs had a cappucino and I had an iced flat white and we were not impressed by the bland concoction. There was a lot of people traffic for a Monday morn’, but they were mostly expats. After breakfast we went for a short stroll.

What a nice surprise it was when we stumbled upon Books Actually just around the corner up along No.9 Yong Siak Street. Hubs bought me two books, and I plan on passing on the Yes! book to a friend whom it might come in handy for. The Art of Persuasion… very essential for sales!

In the later part of day we did a little shopping in Bugis+. My new favorite gloss, Dandelion by Benefit. A faint whiff of peach, no taste and incredibly smooth.

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Hubs encouraged me to try the Clarisonic Mia because his lady boss swears by it. It is essentially a facial cleansing brush that oscillates and does its job much better than lathering with your bare hands. According to thousands of reviews online, it’s a miracle worker that helps to clear up 30-40% of acne in less than 2 weeks. Perfect for the skin conscious in you! I am blessed with the average combination skin with little to no acne at all, so what I really need is something that helps to remove makeup thoroughly. After a week of the Clarisonic Mia, I must admit that the skin does feel cleaner and smoother. Only downside for me is that even with the sensitive brush, if I’m not careful my skin will dry out if I go at it a little too long with the Mia. See the recommended cleansing suggestion below.

Clarisonic Mia

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