Sunday, August 17, 2014

Instagram Snapshots ~*July 2014*~

Here's July instasummary late by more than 2 weeks. For sound and image quality, as well as full streaming, Instagram videos are better viewed on iamjolene Instagram page itself.

~3 July 2014~
Love my new darker hair colour and cut a lot! Before that, my hair was fading to an orangey tone with lots of split ends.




~4 July 2014~
Chill lunch alone at Ma Maison. Supposed to be chilling but phone calls and messages keep coming in.




~5 July 2014~
Heavenly cupcake with metallic finishing and oozing soft chocolatey and fruity centre. Yummy!




~6 July 2014~
Latergram dinner at Miam Miam again. For mains, hubz had Miam Miam signature spaghetti once more (hit) while I tried the Soufflé de Nauge (miss). For drinks, hubz had the iced matcha latte which I had the last time round while I decided on the Miam Miam Haze (Earl Grey lovers would love this aromatic tea with steamed milk and home made vanilla syrup) Dessert was Apple and Granola pancake.




~6 July 2014~
Miam Miam Soufflé de Nauge. Looks delicious but I always forget that I could never finish baked rice or any dish with ingredients of the same mushy texture.




~6 July 2014~
Disco divas and dude on our way to blow balloons at @gerrachong wedding!!!




~6 July 2014~
@gerrachong has the most-outta-convention wedding of the year! It's a mixed theme of disco dudes and divas, retro, modern, outrageous...




~6 July 2014~
Primary 6 BEE class photo... 2 decades later! Now how many people would believe the 2 decades later?




~6 July 2014~
Disco Divas, Retro Nerds, Dancing Queens, Bimbos Himbo... Whatever! Love all their bobs!




~6 July 2014~
This is what goes "behind the scene in front of the camera" when I try to take a selfie each time the hubby is nearby. He just loves to photobomb! Grrr...




~6 July 2014~
This is how a Selfie Sunday photo would look like... Without the hubby photobombing. (Refer to previous video)




~9 July 2014~




~10 July 2014~
At Sentosa RWS 森 Forest for anniversary dinner. Trying out celebrity chef Sam Leong's contemporary Chinese cuisine with Western infusion. So far, we are enjoying it.



~10 July 2014~
If there is such a thing as a back of hair selfie. ~*~ Did this curls in 15 minutes without a mirror coz the bathroom and mirrors of TreeTop Lofts RWS is so big but there isn't a single power point to plug my curling tong in. Hmmph! ~*~ My hair colour is confused. Reflected in photos, it is very dark almost black taken under general indoor lighting, light beige brown under warm lighting, faded to slight orange (sobz big time) under outdoor lighting. Reflected in real life whether under indoor or outdoor lighting is the type of dark brown tone I LOVE. My stylist recommended this new hair colour from Hoyu. It's a beige brown with ash tone without the need for bleaching. Woot to whoever invented such hair colouring! *No editing or instagram filter for this photo*




~10 July 2014~
Feeling miff that instavideo keep closing on me so now lemme take a selfie. ~*~ The video of the TreeTop Lofts are up on Facebook (for my FB frenz) and will be up soon on my blog (for my blog frenz and Instagram followers). I won't be trying to upload videos of the room here on Instagram anymore.




~12 July 2014~
Really tickled when I opened the Groupon mobile app and a sinister-looking feline (possibly the cousin of Grumpy Cat) in a spaceship hovered up and down, promising to summon the finest deal in the universe.




~12 July 2014~
Latergram. Waraku for dinner.




~13 July 2014~
❤❤❤ Dear Charmaine, You would have been 9 years old in a few hour's time on 14 July 2014. I was looking through all our photographs of happy times when you were well and of happy times even when you were sick. I found myself smiling as a little tear drop formed. It has been 3 years but you were never quite gone, weren't you? Happy birthday Char Char! Love, Godma Jolene ❤❤❤




~14 July 2014~
A tête-à-tête with the hubz just now ended with me quipping: "Actually I like Argentina too. Maybe I should switch sides." It was so fun 4 years ago when I was rooting for Spain and the hubster was rooting for the Netherlands. Oh the tension... Maybe we shouldn't have tension this time round. Both are such awesome teams.




~19 July 2014~
~*Latergram Polka dot pastel nails a week late*~ Bought some Eco-friendly nail colours and dotting tools from Sasa and decided to come up with this. I know guys HATE polka dots anything. They think the nails look like some diseased mushrooms. The gals LURVE them though! They think dots and pastels are so cute and some thought that they were gelish! Not the best paint job from the wobbley hands me but I like how it turned out. This came late coz I've been suffering from gastric related problem and been puking. I'm intending to write something about ethical beauty starting from these eco-friendly Cyber Colors nail polishes from Sasa's house brand.




~19 July 2014~
Waiting for the outrageous Kumar to start his/her show! The Kumar Show is part of Kh's birthday treat. This uncle and auntie pair came to sit at our table. Auntie's shoe scraped against my toe. Uncle removed shoe and put one leg up on the neon table. We are feeling a little squeezed. Sigh... Hope Kumar could lift our spirits soon.




~21 July 2014~
❤ My most atas compact foundation ever-- Givenchy! I love how it felt on my skin when the pleasant Sephora SA applied it on my face, much better than the Dior and Lancôme that are highly raved about. ❤ I used to be a ZA and Silky Girl compact foundation user for the longest time ever before I switched to BB Cream. The weather is too sweltering nowadays and a powder foundation would be a good alternative every now and then. I wanted to venture into luxury make up to see if such make up is worth every cent. PS: When I told the then nonchalant hubz that I bought an atas Givenchy compact powder for SG$XX, he immediately sat up and wanted to take a look. Apparently, he heard as "Givenchy wallet"and was shocked at the great deal. I guess after he knew it was foundation, he was still shocked... at how much a foundation could cost!




~23 July 2014~
The other day, hubby got craving for uni (sea urchin) but ordered so much more than just uni. I always think uni tastes like drain (as in tastes like the smell of drain...duh... I hate it when people ask me if I've tasted drain before). This uni was so sweet. No hint of drain at all. Pass!




~25 July 2014~
~"The stupid girl who fell down"~ To summarize the sprain on the left foot and the bruise on the right shin: 1) No pedestrian crossing. 2) Crossed road while looking out for both sides of traffic. 3) Left foot unknowingly stepped into sunken in part of road along divider. 4) Lost balance and fell forward. 5) Right shin bumped and scraped divider. 6) Palms broke fall and prevented possibility of falling flat on face. After the hubz "tui" my sprained ankle last night, the pain intensified. Woke up in tingling pain a few times throughout the night. I kept scolding him for making the pain worse but he insisted that it would recover faster after that. He is so damn right! I could walk normally most of the time by the 2nd half of the day except up and down steps. I could twist my foot in more directions and could even tip toe without hint of pain. Amazing! The title is inspired by the hub coz I fell way too many times this year.




~27 July 2014~
Met up with my sis @kezel for dinner at Senjyu Northpoint. This eatery has taken over the spot where Sakae Sushi used to be. It is under Sakae Sushi Holdings but serves more upscale Japanese cuisine than Sakae Sushi. Not too bad at all!




~27 July 2014~
My sis @kezel and I shared this bento set. Luckily we did, for we were so full halfway through the meal.




~27 July 2014~
I could never ever leave home without my external charger. First world problem...




~28 July 2014~
Out with the 2-week old polka dot nails that's chipping, cracking and growing too long for my comfort and... (See next post)




~28 July 2014~
Out with the old polka dot nails that's chipping, cracking and growing too long for my comfort and in with new shorter gelish paddle pop ombré nails. Haven't done gelish for more than a year and decided to blow the cobwebs off the gelish package.




~28 July 2014~
Pastel Paddle Pop ombré finger nails with turquoise toe nails. Ya I know I have very small nail beds. Laugh at me. I need to keep my nails so long just to look like the size of other people's normal nail beds.




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47 comments:

  1. Such a cornucopia of variety and wonder :) My favorites are always those gorgeous selfies and your hair is amazing in its chance in front of the lens. The wedding looks to have been so fun and then there is our old friend, UFO cat, floating like a menace but spreading the joy of savings....for some unknown agenda :) Great shots! xoxo

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    1. I had to google "cornucopia" to know that it is that horn shape container to contain an abundance of fruits. Of course used metaphorically in your case and I love to learn new words. UFO cat never fails to make cameo appearance every now and then!

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    1. I'm a food bin. Open to many kinds of foods. =)

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  3. That cupcakes looks AMAZING! Hehe yummy! And you are very beautiful! Stay in touch hun xx

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words, hun. Yup. Let's stay in touch. Will pop by your blog soon!

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  4. Amazing pics, you look so beautiful. Love your eyes. The wedding and food look fantastic. :)
    Thanks for your comment.
    Fashion Happenss

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    1. Thank you for visiting back and for your lovely comment too. Hope to keep in touch!

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  5. I'm loving the ombre pastel colored nail art!!! the polka dotted was super cute too :) I laughed so hard on your selfie video and how your husband was ruining it! mine does the same to me haha I guess is what husbands do! Thanks for sharing all these super cute pics :)
    XOXO

    Milu
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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Milu. Hahahaha... Why are husbands such annoying people? :D

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  6. Your hair looks absolutely amazing, you are a lucky one! What a charming girl you are) You always look so sweet and beautiful, keep it up:) All those snapshots are really cute, I'd love to tasty all those interesting dishes too:)
    Have a good day ahead!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, Alexandra. You're so charming yourself. Miss seeing you here.

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  7. Hello doll, hope you are well. You always share the best pictures, your hair looks gorgeous. I hope you don't hurt yourself any more just now. Have a great week doll xx

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Kizzy. I also hope I won't fall again for the 3rd time.

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  8. Omg I'm so sorry Jo that you fell down. You're not stupid (haha although your hubby is funny calling you that). Happens to everyone. Hope you're fine again. You were the best Godma anyone could wish for. Char lives on in the hearts of the ones that love her. Life is so unfair. Happy Monday Jo <3

    xx

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    1. Hi Mira, Guess what? My hubby had got sprained ankle and abrasion wounds on his thigh and chest after playing soccer 2 weeks back so that's haha on him and it was revenge time! I feel so comforted to read your message. You're so sweet. xoxo

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  9. You are so photogenic Jo, you loo beautiful in every photo. Your foodie pics always make me crave something! Thanks for sharing your views. I will be on a technology free vacation for a few weeks and unable to comment on your blog until I get back. Take care until then hun and have a wonderful week!

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    1. You're always so generous with your compliments sweetie Sam. Thank you for your kindness and lovely comment. I hope you're back from your vacation feeling recharged!

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  10. You look beautiful with the dark hair Jo. Sorry to hear that your felt. Hope all it okay now. Thank you so much for your lovely comment every time:).

    Take care and have a good week Jo.

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    1. My abrasions on the knee are leaving ugly black scars and I'm still walking with a slight limp from the sprain ankle but otherwise, all is ok. Thank you for your kindness and lovely comment, Tanya.

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  11. What a month! You're right that Char will never be gone. She'll always check in on godmother.

    I didn't realize your hair is so long. It's very pretty. Is it a lot of work? On the food front, I like the outside of the souffle, but the inside isn't as appealing to me. The other food pics all look good!

    It's not stupid girls who fall down!!! My daughter is a genius and falls too often. She's smart, but very coordinated. she can't help it. To be honest, you appear to be coordinated, so I'm not sure why you fall. But I know it does not involve being stupid--and your hubby knows that too. We just like to tease our treasured wives.

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    1. It is so comforting to read your comment. I guess I should tell kh that I'm a genius and it has to be true coz this statement is from Rick. And you're probably right about the teasing but grrr... he can get overly annoying when not done in moderation. lol. That photo of my hair in curls, I did it in only 15 minutes without a mirror. However on the next day, I took 30 minutes and it didn't look as great as the evening before. It really depends on luck at times. Thank you for your sweet and kind comment about Char. =)

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  12. You look wonderful as a princess :)
    Amazing pics, I hope you are well now after falling down on the road...

    xoxo
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    1. Thank you for dropping by and for your sweet comment, Elena. =)

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  13. That wedding was so much fun!!! Love your new hair color Jo. Oh if I could have that cupcake :D

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words, Kim. I don't know how to do a cupcake emoticon so here's a virtual rose for you! @}->--

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  14. Nice blog and sharing, I wish you to have a happy day~ =D

    Regards,
    (A Growing Teenager Diary)

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  15. That cupcake is mouthwatering! I also love your new hair colour, really nice.

    Ouch! That sprain and bruise looks painful, I hope it's fully healed now.

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    1. My abrasions on the knee are leaving ugly black scars and I'm still walking with a slight limp from the sprain ankle but otherwise, all is ok. Thank you for your kindness and lovely comment, Richelle.

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  16. Nice blog and sharing, I wish you to have a happy day~ =D

    Regards,
    (A Growing Teenager Diary)

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  17. I really love your hair color. Looks gorgeous on you. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, Jo. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Sydney. =)

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  18. I am in love with your instagram feed babe!!! It makes me hungry for sure!!! :p Haha, and you're superrrr gorgeous!!! <3 Do you want to follow each other on instagram? :D I would love to!! :) >> anshul90 is my username.

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    1. I love seeing newcomers here. Thank you for your lovely compliments. It's great to hear that you are in love with my Instagram feed, please feel free to follow my Instagram. I will check yours out too. =) Hope we could stay in touch on our blogs too as I love meaningful interactions with my readers and blog friends.

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  19. Wow, what a great month - and that was some wedding! :)

    - Che

    style-che.com

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    1. I love seeing newcomers here. Thank you for stopping by to comment, Che.

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  20. Hi Jo!
    I rooted for Germany this year and I'm so glad I did haha Last time I think it was France but I can't be too sure. Your nails are soooo adorable! I miss having cute nails but I'm really fond of my solid colour nails now, sometimes I'm really tempted to go back to doing gel or gelish since they last longer and are much stronger than my pathetic weak natural nails!

    You're looking really pretty and cute as usual! I love your hair colour and curls!!! I would like ask coloured hair too without the bleaching! How you did those nice curls in such a short amount of time is beyond me.

    Happy belated anniversary and congratulations to your friend! That's a cool wedding theme to have and not easy to pull off! Also your dress that you wore to your anniversary dinner looks really pretty from what I can see.

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    1. Ah, I totally get what you mean about gelish. We have weak nails and gelish would just serve to harm them in the long run but yet, we love how strong and pretty our nails feel with gelish on.

      That photo of my hair in curls, I did it in only 15 minutes without a mirror. However on the next day, I took 30 minutes and it didn't look as great as the evening before. It really depends on luck at times.

      I enjoyed reading your comment, Sam! I almost forgot you changed your blog url and thought you were a new reader. You don't have many photos of yourself on your recent posts. I was trying to scroll through your blog to confirm who you are. Thank you for your kind and sweet compliments as usual. xoxo

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  21. Look pretty and the food look delicious :D

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