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Simple Simone’s Eyebrow Shaping Guide

If you only have time to put on just one component of your entire make up routine, I’ll say put on some eyebrows.

A pair of well groomed eyebrows is extremely important. It enhances your appearance by flattering your facial shape, balancing your features, and framing your eyes.

This is a foolproof step-by-step eyebrow shaping guide to achieving that Perfect Eyebrow.

Messy Eyebrows that needed Shaping

Tools for Eyebrow Shaping
(Eyebrow Brush & Comb, Curve Cuticle Scissors, Tweezers,
Eyebrow Shaver, White Eyeliner, Eyebrow Pencil.)

Mark the Golden Proportion in Eyebrow Shaping with White Eyeliner.
Imagine the eyebrow being divided into 3 parts; 2/3 for the front and 1/3 for tail end.

1) Determine the Inner Corner:
Take a brush/Pencil, place vertically from the side tip of the nostril to the brows.
2) Determine the High Point:
Looking straight forward. Take a brush/pencil, place it from the side tip of the nostril across the iris of your eyes.
3) Determine the Outer Corner:
Take a brush/pencil, place it from the side of the nose to the corner of the eyes

Connect the dots for the top part of eyebrow.
Put a dot at the bottom arch point with White Eyeliner

Connect the dots on the bottom part of the eyebrow.
Comb Eyebrow downwards with the eyebrow Brush & Comb.
Trim hair the falls out of the white line.
Remove stay hair that falls out of white line with tweezers.

In my last posting on Busy Mom’s Guide to Looking Fabulous,
I said that Eyebrow shavers are EVIL to the Probationer.
If you really have to use it, use it with care.
Making sure that you only take a little stray hair off at a time.

Remove White Eyeliner.
And finally fill in eyebrow with Eyebrow Pencil.

The entire Eyebrow Shaping Guide in Video.

Till the next installment of Busy Mom Guide to looking Fabulous,

DBS MARINA REGATTA 2014

Singapore’s biggest water sports festival, the DBS Marina Regatta 2014 returns to Marina Bay on 17-18 May. The weekend promises to be filled with engaging and visually spectacular activities bringing Asia alive!

Dragon Boat Races (9AM)
Pump up those adrenaline as regional dragon boat teams race to the finish line.

Asian Drum Challenge (2.30PM, next to MBS Shoppes)
Enjoy the rhythmic beats as percussion teams battle it out on stage!

Asia Cosplay Meet (2.30PM, Promontory)
The biggest Cosplay Competition in Asia where fans of animation, comics and games dress up as characters. The best Cosplay teams from nine Asian countries (Singapore, Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand) will compete for the title of the “Finest Cosplayers in Asia”!

Dragon Tap
Experience the thrills and energy of DBS Marina Regatta on Dragon Tap
at the comfort of your mobile devices
– and paddle to the heartbeat of Asia across Marina Bay!
Download Dragon Tap from Apple App Store or Google Play.

Selfies for Good
Capture those happy moments at DBS Marina Regatta via Instagram with caption and #dbsmarinaregatta. DBS will provide a free meal to a primary school student supported by the Student Advisor Centre.

Here’s another reason to take that selfie.
You stand a chance to win S$300 worth of shopping vouchers if your selfie is selected as
1) Most creative;
2) Best “Asia Alive!” Shot;
3) Most number of people in a selfie.
(closing date is 18 May)

Asian Food Festival (12.00PM,Promontory)
Savor the aromas and flavours of Asia with perennial favourites from the region.

DBS Movies by the Bay (7.30PM, Promontory)
Enjoy movies (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) under the stars!
Download your Coupon for FREE POPCORN.

MAP OF DBS Marina Regatta 2014:

See you at DBA MARINA REGATTA 2014
on 17 & 18 May 2014, from 9 am at The Promontory.
Admission to this event is absolutely FREE!

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One World, Many Religions | Happy Vesak Day!

My late father taught me many important lessons in life.
Understanding and respecting another person’s religion
is just one of the many lessons learnt.

Even thou my father was a “free-thinker”,
he followed my mother to church weekly out of respect.
I was born and bred as a Christian, with a freedom of choice in regards of religion.

When I met Kitson, I knew that he was a faithful Buddhist.

But, unlike most Christians that spread God’s words at every opportunity,
I believe that everything has its time and place.

When we got married, Kitson is still a devoted Buddhist.
I felt that, when you love somebody,
you should love him/her as a “whole” regardless of race, language or religion.

When we bought a place of our own,
I agreed to Kitson’s request of placing an alter table at home.
It doesn’t matter if it is your God or my God.
As long as one is guided by religion,
I believe that we all are guided by the same principle of righteousness.

We visited the temple; Fo Guang Shan on Vesak Day as a family.

1st stop, vegetarian restaurant; Water Drop Teahouse at level 3
to take care of my rumbling tummy.
Minced Mushroom Rice is pretty Yummy!

Vesak Day Ritual of Bathing the Buddha.
Where devotees “bathe” Buddha 3 times
(over Buddha’s Right Shoulder, Left Shoulder, then Right Shoulder again)
as a reminder to do good deeds, speak good words and think good thoughts.

There were plenty of child friendly activities going on in the temple.
Sophia & Hiroshi tries their hand at Chinese Calligraphy,

Happy Vesak Day!!

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire,
men cannot live without a spiritual life.

As parents, we can only guide our children to do good deeds, speak good words and think good thoughts. It is still ultimately for them to decide their choice of religion at the end of the day.
~PEACE OUT~

This entry was posted in Family.

Busy Mom Guide to looking Fabulous (Minimalist Version)

Kicking off a whole series of Busy Mom Guide to Looking Fabulous.
The tips from this first installment is so easy, I bet everyone can do it.
#nomakeup skills required. I promise.

This picture is taken with #nofilter.
Totally just leaving it to the professionals.

A Good Hair Cut is Important.
Finding the right hair stylist is equally as important.

A good hair stylist should be one that is able to advice a suitable hair style according to face shape, lifestyle and hair texture.

If you haven’t noticed, I love my hair stylist. And I wasn’t kidding when I say I travel far and wide just to get a hair cut! My hair stylist is from Elle Hair Academy located at #04-29/30A Plaza Palangi; Johor Baru. Do ask specifically for CK. Otherwise, haircuts are normally done by students since it is a hair academy.

When you’re at it, put some colors in your life too. Dying your hair adds dimension to the haircut, making it look like you’ve made some effort in looking your best.

Well Groomed Brows to Frame the Eyes.
-Leave them to the professional if you have no idea how to trim them. Shu Uemura offers pretty good eyebrow shaping services.

-If you’ve naturally got no brows, consider eyebrow embroidery. It will save you time and the heartache of the daily ying yang eyebrows scenario.

-Brave enough to attempt trimming your own brows?
Always remember, Less is More. Go slow. Trim a little at a time.
And Eyebrow Shavers are EVIL tools for the probationer.

The Golden Proportion in Eyebrow Shaping.
Imagine the eyebrow being divided into 3 parts; 2/3 for the front and 1/3 for tail end.
1) Determine the Inner Corner:
Take a brush/Pencil, place vertically from the side tip of the nostril to the brows.
2) Determine the High Point:
Looking straight forward. Take a brush/pencil, place it from the side tip of the nostril across the iris of your eyes.
3) Determine the Outer Corner:
Take a brush/pencil, place it from the side of the nose to the corner of the eyes.

Accessories for the face; Spectacles.

The right spectacle frame brightens up the face, instantaneously adding character and style. Psst…. It even hides imperfections and dark eye rings too! If you can, splurge on transition lenses. Not only does it protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays, it makes you look like a hot mama under Singapore’s scorching hot weather.

Till the next installment of Busy Mom Guide to looking Fabulous,

Fancy Child Labels: Isolated Speech Delay

When I was young, I hardly notice big medical terms being thrown around to label kids.

When you do not hit your developmental milestones as planned, you are simply known as a slow learner. In a worst case scenario, you might even be classified under the broad term of “why you so stupid!” But under both of these circumstances,  there is no call for concern, and life still goes on for the typical Singaporean.

A brief encounter with a child psychologist suggest that James might be delayed in his speech development. Who would have known that a kid should utter their first words by 12 months. Say at least 6 words by 18 months old, and have a progressively expanding vocabulary (one word each week!!) from 19 to 24 months old.

Hiroshi did not talk till 3!!
And today it is hard to even shut him up!

Nonetheless, I took the advice of the professional. The cheapest route to seeing a speech therapist is getting a referrer letter from the polyclinic. Despite the rumors of long waiting time, ours was only 3 weeks to see the professionals from KKH Department of Child Development.

The clinic was bright and cheerful with many toys to keep little hands occupied! James had no complains about the waiting time as he wondered around the clinic exploring. The nurses were very friendly and patient too!

We were first ushered into a room where the nurse ask preliminary questions, such as personal particulars and family history.

Then I was given an age appropriate questionnaire to fill up. Mainly accessing how much James can or cannot do. Questions range from language development, gross motor skill development and fine motor skills development. At times, I find myself staring blankly at the questionnaire thinking really really hard….

Thank goodness there was a therapist that brought us into a room to access him with hands on activities. This is to double confirm his development against my failing memory and answers on the questionnaire!

The final assessment was done by a doctor. Through a series of tests and evaluation, it is confirmed that James has Isolated Speech Delay.

Even though, James does not communicate verbally, he understands instructions perfectly and communicates with gestures and baby sign language.

We are praying hard that the follow up interventions will help James open his Golden Mouth soon. And hopefully with the ability to talk and express himself will lessen the temper tantrums too!