Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tulipmania @ Gardens By The Bay : The Start of Spring

One of the most anticipating events happening at Gardens by the Bay is Tulipmania. I've never missed this event ever since the opening of the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay because it is held during my birthday month and I've spent my birthday there once with my good ol' friends.

So even though, I've visited Gardens by the Bay countless number of times, it always feels different especially when you visit the place with different people. Looking at plants and immersing myself in a green landscape is one thing I would never get sick of. I mean, do you ever get sick of visiting parks?

Even after years with its opening, the place is still very well maintained and seeing the plants thriving makes me really proud to be an ambassador for Gardens By the Bay or Garden Angel.

Despite the large throngs of crowds which mainly comprises of tourist, we still get to see the Tulip exhibit and took pretty photos of it.

Instead of placing pots of Tulips all over the place, the Tulips were mainly displayed at the centre of the flower dome where the flower exhibits were mainly displayed. Though I wish they would be able to switch up the whole garden and green space within the flower dome by introducing new flower variants. That would be something interesting.

The bite-sizes information provides visitors with fun facts about Tulips that includes stories associated with this flower specie.

We visited this Tulipmania on 10th of May which is the last day of the exhibit and free tulips were given out! It also happens to be Mothers' Day and to be receiving tulips from the Netherlands on this special day is way too awesome. Even better than roses I must say!

I wish I would bring back some of these lovelies back home...

Who says Life can't be like a fairytale...?

It's not like a fairytale seems too perfect. Everyone just ended being happy.

There were some never-seen-before sculptures carved out from the tree trunks. Or perhaps I just never noticed it whenever I'm there...

This year's Christmas will never be the same again...

Pitcher plants made out of lego bricks!

Perhaps they would have a lego-themed event at the flower dome the next time round...

It was Sweetheart's first visit to Gardens By the Bay so we spent the whole day visiting the Flower Dome, Cloud forest and Treetop walk. We even at our dinner at Casa Verde in the SuperTree Grove area where they were several cafes. Their dining options there has expanded over the years and I'm hoping there are more food and beverage outlets to come!

 As always, I eat my veggies while he dig into his meat dishes. And as always, I like to pile his plate with vegetables.

The spectacular view of the Gardens by The Bay in the evening.

It's the prettiest in the evening with the solar-powered lights glittering against the dark sky.

The highlight of the day was watching the light and sound show at The Supertrees while lying face-up on those benches below the trees. At around 8.45pm, there were many of them lying on the grass or benches, looking up towards the sky. That evening was really specially as there were theme songs of superhero movies and Disney shows that brought back a lot of our childhood memories. It was even way too awesome as Sam and I held our hands together while singing along to the melodies of the music played in the background  and being dazzled by the sparkling night sky at Gardens By The Bay.

This is the start of spring where flowers blossoms and birds start to sing.

Essential : Dealing with Combination Hair Type


Whenever I do a scalp analysis, I would be told that I had clogged scalp because of my oily scalp. It all seems puzzling because my hair ends would be dry. But at times, I would be told that my scalp was too dry because now that the pores are clogged, the natural oil from the scalp couldn't be released to moisturize the scalp. So, what type of hair products should I use then?

Light clarifying shampoos or rich moisturizing shampoos then? Light clarifying shampoos targets oily scalp but it causes hair ends to be drier while rich moisturizing shampoos supply moisture to the hair ends but at the same time causes product build-up in the scalp which clogs the pores at the scalp if the scalp cleansing is not thorough enough.

If you are facing the same dilemma as I am, then perhaps we are both having a combination hair type like most people do due to environmental factors like stress and changes in lifestyle habits. We would thus need to use a combination of different shampoos to tackle the problem and I find that switching up shampoo every now and then does help in improving hair quality.

Essential, a leading Japanese haircare brand, has came up with a solution to tackle those with a combination hair type. Essential Light Finish Volumizing and Deep Cleansing Care variants would be perfect for those who are facing the same problem as I do.


I was delighted when I saw these two massage hair brushes that comes along with Essential hair products. I've learnt the importance of scalp massage and scalp cleansing after going for several scalp treatments to address my scalp problems. And ladies, to have a healthy hair and scalp, it all depends on your hair scrubbing and scalp cleansing techniques!

This massage shampoo brush is a common haircare tool used by the Japanese women to help remove dirt and sebum more effectively from the scalp. The massaging action of the shampoo brush on the scalp also helps improve blood circulation and promote relaxation.

These brushes made life so much easier especially for those with manicured nails or long finger nails. It is also less tiring when it comes to scalp cleansing and massage.

(For a limited time only, Essential is also giving out a massage shampoo brush with purchase of shampoo and conditioner!)



Essential Shampoo 750ml + Conditioner 750ml with free Massage Shampoo Brush in hot pink or mint green available from mid-May 2015 at all leading supermarkets ($19.60).

You can also redeem free samples of Deep Cleansing Care shampoo and conditioner at