Village Hotel Changi Staycay

Decided to book a staycation at Village Hotel Changi to celebrate the nerd’s birthday on 15-16 Apr! I also made a short vlog so go ahead and click above to watch it!

I’m still using iMovie to edit so it isn’t anything too fancy! Just a heads up, haha.

– The Coast Settlement –

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Flat white & milo dinosaur

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Portbello mushroom & eggs with kale chips

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Berry Waffles

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Me vlogging

Overall, the menu isn’t particularly impressive and I still prefer Chock full of Beans! It’s cheaper for average tasting food. TCS is great for the atmosphere, not so great if you were expecting food that better blow you away for the hefty price tags.

– Infinity Pool –

Went for a swim after we digested our lunch! It was a PH weekend so it was super duper crowded with families and the pool was a ruckus so we didn’t stay very long. Went back for a dip before check-out on Sunday and the pool was almost empty!

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I think people I know are all scratching their heads over my recent spam of me frolicking in my bikini at the pool on my Instagram (@huiminxoxo) since I’m no influencer hahaha. I NEVER edit any of my bikini shots, with the exception of filter and lighting. What that means is I don’t photoshop any lumps, rolls, scars, marks etc away. I don’t enhance or shrink anything either. What you see is pretty much what you get. I’ve been working hard on being ok with what I see in the mirror and in my photos and I feel that posting my photos online kind of forces me to accept that I’m not perfect but I can still look good. I can still feel myself despite my flaws, nobody notices them but me.

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Love the gorgeous kimono from TEMT

– La Catina –

Had dinner at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant and its classic decor brought me back to Italy.

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Me with my veggie pasta!

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Was super hungry after the swim so I ordered “pizza bread” and OMG it’s the best shit on earth. I hate cheese, even vegan cheese, so this is perfect as it’s just the pizza base and tomato salsa omg yum. The nerd and I both agreed that it’s delish!

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Le cutie

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Thanks for spending the weekend with me!

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Wearing one of my favourite dresses from MDS! But the material is super clingy so uh, best not to eat too full. Or use flash photography. Or breathe. I kid.

– Chock Full of Beans –

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Used to be able to do foam art on hot drinks grandfather time ago but when we went there we were told they only do for cold coffees now!

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My hello kitty not very kitty leh ):

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After that we went to catch some Pokemon at Changi Beach! I managed to catch a Pikachu and a Jinx! Wearing this gorgeous forest green scallop skater dress from MYSASSYDREAM.

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Make of the day ~

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Decided to go cycling with one of the many o Bikes parked there!

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Final dip in the pool!

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To the nerd, I love you and Happy birthday!

XOXO,
HuiMin

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EFFORTLESS! DIY – Cute Hair Accessories โค

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HELLO HELLO!

Today I’m going to show you lovely people how to make three types of hair accessories! I’m not very well versed on DIY projects so if you’re like me you’ll enjoy doing this one! This DIY tutorial is really easy and inexpensive to follow, I promise. I FINISHED EVERYTHING IN LESS THAN 15 MINTUES!! AND ALL items cost less than $5 to make! I bought ALL my materials (besides my glue) at Daiso Japan, a value store where everything is $2!!! Especially since I shared some of the material between items, it’s even more worth the money! Read on to find out how to make these cute and simple accessories! ๐Ÿ™‚

The items are ordered in terms of increasing difficulty, but all of them are really really simple!

1. Ribbon Hair Pinsย 

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These cute little pins are super easy to make!

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Items you need:
Bobby pins
Ribbons
Fabric Glue, I got mine at Spotlight

All you need to do is to put a little bit of glue onto the centre of the ribbon

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And then stick it onto the head of the pin!

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Tip: remember to hold the pin and the ribbon together tightly for 10-20 seconds to ensure the ribbon won’t run out of place before the glue dries.

And there you have it, a cute bobby pin in less than one minute!!

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Perfect to keep your hair out of your face! I just did a simple french braid and ended it with the clip, you can also just clip your hair up and it’ll still look as cute!

2. Lace Headband

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A simple and sweet lace headband is sooo easy to make! Or any other type of fabric headbands, really!

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Items you need:
Scissors
Fabric Band (shown here is the sequin one but I made another with lace too)
Elastic band
Fabric Glue

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You first need to unravel the fabric band and then wrap it around your head the way a headband would go around you head. However, keep to 3/4 of the head instead of going all the way round.

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Something like this. You don’t really have to be super accurate as the elastic band that fits into the remaining quarter is stretchable!

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Cut the fabric band as per measured.

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Cut out the desired length of the elastic band. I like to make sure mine sits at least one cm on the fabric band yet is still comfortable when I wear the finished band.

TIP: Cut a longer elastic band if you are unsure. It is better to trim it shorter as it is impossible to work with a band that is too short.

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I also cut another small piece of lace to glue onto the band so as to make the headband more secure!

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The lace headband isย a great addition to any outfit!

3. ย Floral Headbandย 

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This cute headband is sure to win you some compliments when you wear it out! Of course, you can also use any other types of flatface flowers that you can find, so you can make headbands with fake daisies or poppies as well.

Items you need:
Fake flowers
Elastic Band
Scissors
Fabric glue
(Basically the same as the lace headband, just switch the fabric with the flowers!)

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I got these from a floral ring at Daiso’s gardening department so these were already cut from the “vines”! TIP: choose flowers of different sizes to create more depth and interesting details to your headband!

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Cut off the stem and make the flower as flat as possible to make sure there is a great surface area to glue together.

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My flower has a few layers but the actual flower you use may vary from mine. When you remove the stem, separate the flower layer by layer and then individually glue each layer together to ensure that they will stay together and not fall apart.

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When the flower is dried halfway, stick them onto the elastic headband. This time, measure the elastic headband all around your head. You can choose to glue the ends together before gluing the flowers on top to conceal the end point. The elastic band I bought at Daiso is rather long, I have made three headbands with it so far and it isn’t even running low yet!

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After the flowers and the headband are stuck together, you can use a piece of fabric to glue the band in between to further secure it, just make sure the flowers cover the fabric beneath! Of course, you can by all means stick five flowers consecutively together to make a fuller floral headband!

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Love how sunny and cheery this headband is! So fun to make!

ย In short, this project is like a mini advertorial for the greatness of Daiso – THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS YOU CAN BUY AND MAKE WITH DAISO PRODUCTS! The possibilities are really endless! A lot of my 21st birthday party deco items are made with Daiso products as well, so be sure to look out for the post! I hope you enjoyed this easy peasy tutorial and be sure to comment below, tag me @huiminxoxo on instagram or Facebook if you decide to try them!

XOXO,
HuiMin