Friday, December 30, 2016



“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. A soul mate’s purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life…”

Thank you for loving me.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

SEE CHIC



Hi guys!

If you don't already know, I wear contact lenses on a (almost) daily basis. My degree isn't VERRRRY high but I can't see the white boards / projectors in class if I don't have my spectacles and I have very unfortunately boarded wrong buses because I mixed up numbers like 6 and 8 :-(

I recently got new specs done by eGG optical that I've posted on my insta, but I don't like wearing specs when I wear makeup so I use contact lenses. My favourite lenses are Acuvue One Day Define daily lenses in Vivid (it's kinda brownish). Acuvue lenses are pretty pricey but they are really SO comfortable! And I get my lenses from SeeChic, which provides a convenient platform for me to purchase my contact lenses and saves me the hassle of travelling to an optical shop.



Based in Singapore, SeeChic is your Online Eye Specialist, with a Personal Touch. Here, you will find a careful selection of truly premium contact lenses and high quality sunglasses at great prices and with personal service, be it in the form of complimentary eye-tests, free delivery and returns or even style advice.

As per Singapore law, contact lenses can only be dispensed to patients holding a valid prescription issued less than a year ago. SeeChic is the first online eye specialist in Singapore to provide complimentary eye-tests using the latest technology. Their team of registered optometrists are fully dedicated to ensure that you receive only the best eye care and that your contact lenses are the best fit for you.

They offer eye-tests on weekdays between 9:30am and 6:30pm, and on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm at our Telok Ayer office, by appointment only.

The booking process is also relatively simple and you can find it on their website but I'll put it here for convenience sake: 

  • Open our online calendar, and choose the "SeeChic Free Eye Test" option
  • Register for your preferred time-slot
  • You receive an online confirmation of your appointment
  • On your appointment date, you meet our optometrist at our office at 101C Telok Ayer Street, #04-00 S(068574)
  • After your eye-test, our optometrist writes you a prescription which will then be valid for a whole year
  • There is no purchase commitment before or after the eye-test. Please note that appointments sometimes have to be rescheduled or canceled by SeeChic due to unforeseen circumstances.


So go ahead and place your orders today! 
Use my discount code "PRETTYWILDTHING" for 30% off your order! 
Just for my readers / followers, use the discount code "PRETTYWILDTHING" to enjoy ....

Here's where you can find SeeChic:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Seechic/
Instagram: @SeeChic 

Happy shopping! :-)


Sunday, November 27, 2016

SALON DE CHOIX


Salon De Choix

Hi guys!

As you all know, my hair sponsor has been Salon De Choix ever since 2014! :) 

Recently, I went back to get my treatment done. Since my hair is (like I've mentioned 100x before) super dry due to endless dying and bleaching, I was recommended to do the Kerastase treatment in combination with Olaplex.

Olaplex is a hair repair treatment for people who have damaged hair from excessive bleaching and colouring. It can be used in different ways – Olaplex can be mixed in with colouring products to minimise damage, or used as a separate treatment.

Olaplex helps to “reconnect broken disulfide sulfur bonds in the hair.” The treatment is called a “bond multiplier”, which limits damage to hair during or after colouring.


After the treatment, I got split ends trimmed and that's it! Decided that I will probably go back to dark brown the next time I visit -- which will be in December :)

Look at the differene:


Yes my hair is quiiiite damaged hahaha. I have blonde highlights and brown undertones - it's super light under certain lights / the sun! Well as you can see there is progress! My hair is growing yay!

Can't wait for it to get longer so I can do more crazy things to it. In the meantime, hope y'all are having a great week! :>

Make your appointment today! Quote my name "ISABELLA" for 15% off all chemical services :)

Thank you Salon De Choix and Chester for the amazing work as always!




Salon De Choix is located at:
3 Killiney Road #01-06 Winsland House 1 (Opposite KPO/Orchard Central)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Salon De Choix x Ad

I'm sorry in advance for my disgusting hair!

If you guys didn't already know, I'm in the process of growing my hair out! But since I've bleached and dyed it so many times in the past, it's super dry and damaged now :( 

Don't believe me? Look:
Roots growing out (yucks but yay!!) and also really bad split ends etc. 

Did not want to dye my hair because I didn't wanna damage the ends any further so I opted to touch up my roots and do treatment :)

MY HAIR IS GROWING!!! I am not going to dye it for another 1 year until it grows out super long.

Did the Colour Lustre Shu Uemura treatment and my gosh, I was amazed by the end result.
Freshly touched up roots yay!
And lo and behold.. just compare the before and after HAHA!

Need a side by side comparison? 

TADAH!

Make your appointment today!

Quote my name "ISABELLA" for 15% off all chemical services :)

Thank you Salon De Choix and Chester for the amazing work as always!




Salon De Choix is located at:
3 Killiney Road #01-06 Winsland House 1 (Opposite KPO/Orchard Central)

Saturday, August 27, 2016

MALA HOTPOT AND WESTERN BITES!

Hi y'all!! 

Back today to introduce you guys to my uncle's newly opened store at Geylang :D

I suggested to Xinhorng that we should go try it, and he decided to invite his family along! And so we did. Headed there last Friday night for a nice dinner.  My uncle has 2 stalls - one selling Mala Hotpot & Ban Mian, and the other selling western food. It's just side by side so it'll be hard to miss. Pictures will be shown below!

The Mala Hotpot that he sells comes in 2 variations - dry and soup. He decided to let us try the dry one. IT WAS SPICY BUT SO GOOD. If you don't already know, I'm a fan of spicy foods :p Xinhorng's brother and dad had a really tough time though cuz they can't take spicy food. His brother was literally dripping SWEAT hahahah!

Oh if you don't already know, Mala sauce is a popular oily, spicy, and numbing Chinese sauce which consists of Sichuanese peppercorn, chili pepper and various spices simmered with oil. Regarded as a regional dish for Chongqing cuisine and Sichuan cuisine, it has become one of the most popular sauces in Chinese cuisine and spawned many regional variants.
We had the seafood version because Xinhorng's family doesn't eat beef! You can pick out the ingredients on your own :) the smell and taste is super recognisable, once you've had Mala before, you never forget how it smells or taste like. The mala was supppper tasty.

My uncle also let us try his Ban Mian. The Ban Mian was really yummy, the soup was very tasty and rich, and the noodles were just nice. Xh's dad and brother loved the Ban Mian more because it wasn't spicy haha.

Hehe, do support him and give it a try!

Address:
Geylang Lorong 27, 489 Coffee Shop!

If you're unsure, you can PM me or leave a comment and I'll try my best to direct you there.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Floral Garage Singapore #SP

Hello guys!

Floral Garage has very kindly sent me a floral box as a gift for my mom's birthday last month :)


Floral Garage Singapore was founded in 2015 by Jonah and Justin. They aim to provide the best to all customers. More importantly, the team at FGSG feels that no individual should be deprived of the chance to purchase a simple bouquet as a token of appreciation for someone special. 

That being said, FGSG's catalogue has been priced to cater to people of all budgets and preferences. 
FGSG also believes that every customer deserves personalised customer service regardless of time and day.

This flower gift box is really one of a kind and I haven't seen such a lovely flower gift set like that. I rarely receive flowers (because I think it's a waste of money) but this was so beautiful and I really am changing my mind about flowers. After giving this to my mom, she left the flowers to dry and I've learnt from a friend that dried flowers can be used as very unique and beautiful decorations in your room :)

This floral gift box comes with an acrylic, see-through lid that is bound to boast the beauty of your receiver. It also comes with a special fragrance - they specially chose Flora by Gucci for my mom and they were spot on! My mom loves floral scent and she was actually really touched by this gift. 

You can also personalise your own message - mine was quite cliche la as you can see above haha. Love how they put in work in decorating that white piece of paper. 

The above flower hamper can be found here:
https://floralgaragesg.com/product/floral-box/

Btw, I was writing this post in my class and one of my friends literally went "Omg, so nice, how much, from where, wanna buy for my girlfriend"... hehe boys you know what to do ^^

Thank you Justin for sending this lovely hamper over! 

Girls, guys, whoever, if you want to get this flower gift set or any bouquets or hampers for your loved ones, you are in luck because you get 10% off when you use my discount code "ISABELLA10" :)

Find them here!

Floral Garage SG
Website: Here
Hampers page: Here
Products: Here

Happy shopping and I wish you a blessed week ahead!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Infidelity in relationships

Infidelity & Cheating. 

This has been a topic that I've always contemplated blogging about, but I had no guts to. For the past few years, I wanted so badly to talk about everything that I've been through, but I was too afraid of what others would say or think. I spent the past few months trying to figure out why I was so afraid of getting into new relationships after my previous one. I now know why; infidelity causes trauma. It really does.

I was single for more than a year before getting into a relationship with my current bf. I had come out of a 3.5 years long relationship - a relationship that was so controlling and so toxic. I thought that the length of time that I was single gave me enough time to heal from the depression, anger, anxiety, betrayal and hurt that was brought upon me by a cheater. A serial cheater. But I was wrong. Till today, I'm still suffering from some of the emotional trauma that I did not confront or address after the relationship ended.

Let's call this serial cheater ex-boyfriend of mine, Z. Before I got together with Z, I knew of his cheating habits, his cheating ways. But I thought I could change him. You see, for generations and generations, women often think that they have what it takes to change a man. LOL of course this never works. You can never change a cheater. Ever heard of the phrase, "once a cheater, always a cheater"? According to Psychology Today, cheaters usually experience something known as "cheater's high" following bouts of cheating. The act of getting away with cheating is addictive - both emotionally and psychologically. Feelings of pleasure and arousal are triggered when someone is able to get away with something they have done. Same thing applies to cheating - when someone starts cheating and gets away with it, they continue to do it. Over and over and over again.

In the past, if my friends were to tell me that their boyfriend or girlfriend cheated on them, my immediate response to them would probably be "what the f*ck, if it were me, I would dump his sorry and pathetic ass and tell him to f*ck off forever". It's easy to say things like that when you're not the one in the scenario. But when it actually happens to you, you react differently because real feelings are involved. And that was what happened to me. Even though I caught Z cheating plenty of times, I chose to forgive him. I put down my pride, ego & dignity and forgave this unworthy man. This will always be the biggest mistake of my life because not only did it f*ck me up emotionally, I am still unable to fully recover from the trauma of being cheated on.

For years, I asked myself "What did I do wrong?" (that resulted in him cheating) instead of realising that, it was never my fault. Cheating is an act. When your partner decides to cheat on you, it has NOTHING to do with you and everything to do with him or her. It is a unilateral decision that your partner made without your consent. This disgusting act is a reflection of THEIR bad behaviour, and not a reflection of you.This is still something I'm trying to work on, accepting that there is nothing wrong with me, and that Z is the one with issues. I really don't understand why I never saw the red flags.

Sometimes we try to convince ourselves that we’ve gotten over the hurt of being cheated on. I  got pretty good at convincing myself that I was“over it”. However, sometimes the aftermath of being cheated on surfaces when you enter new relationships. Irrational feelings of jealousy and suspicion becomes so profound, and you can never get rid of the idea that your new partner will cheat on you. No matter how our new partners try to convince us that they are not like our previous partners, we still obsess and make up scenarious in our minds. We harbour unncessary suspicion and doubt, and end up acting in ways that ruin our new relationships. We create what we fear. Sometimes I feel sorry for my current bf because he has to deal with the aftermath of something that he was not even a part of. And this is what I'm trying to work on. He has not given me any reasons to distrust him, and has never broken my trust, and yet I get angry with him and compare him to Z - even though in reality he is NOTHING like Z and will never come close.

I feel like the first step to overcome and cope with being cheated on, is to face and confront reality. In the past I used to deny it. I used to make up excuses for Z when he cheated on me.
"I didn't give him enough time"
"I neglected him"
"He did it because it was the girl who talked to him first"
"He did it because I couldn't give him what he wanted"
"He did it because I wasn't good enough"
and the list goes on and on.

Once you actually accept that your partner cheated on you, you can then decide what you want to do from there. Of course if you choose to forgive your partner, nobody can judge you or fault you for it. But from my experience and from what I've seen and heard from friends who got cheated on, a cheater will never change. I've held this belief strong, and I will never ever get together with a person who has cheated before. I will never put myself down so low again, so as to forgive someone who destroyed my trust in them.And I really hope all of you girls & guys out there do the same too.No matter how sorry that person is, once you forgive them, they will take advantage of that 2nd chance given to them. Old habits die hard, and the dynamics of a relationship after being cheated on changes drastically.

Before I got together with my current bf, I was adamant that I did not want to be in a relationship because of the hurt that I went through. I closed up, put up walls to guard myself, and pushed people out. I did not want to risk being open and vulnerable to anyone. I told him countless of times that I wanted nothing more than friendship and made up excuses to push him away. Thankfully, he was persistant and won me over with his sincerity. And I will forever be thankful for that because I honestly never thought I could love again.

Before we got together, I also made it clear that I will never tolerate cheating anymore. I let him know all about my past and what Z did to me.. If you're going to get into a new r/s after being cheated on, I feel that this will be especially helpful for your partner, who may not understand the negative emotions or intense reactions that you may have over something that to him or her seems innocuous. When you explain that your brain naturally resorts to worst-case scenarios, he or she can make the choice to be more sensitive to your emotional needs or take extra steps to make you feel secure.Which is what my current bf does :)

The journey towards healing and managing your emotions lies with YOU and is not the responsibility of your new partner. I made the mistake of thinking that my current bf is obliged to do certain things because he is supposed to help me recover and make me feel secure.But I now know that it is important for me to see him as a different individual, one different from Z, and see this relationship as a new and unique one. I am trying not to let my past poison my view of my current bf, because it is not fair at all to him.

I'm trying to accept and recognise that what happened to me was devastating, but I didn't die. I got over it, I moved on and I found someone better.

"And in the end, you may be hurt again. Yes, it is a possibility. But you also have the emotional resources and personal strength to handle that. Love is always a gamble, but every mistake or heartbreak need not make us jaded, just a little wiser. Embrace the fun and excitement and personal challenge of loving and trusting again"

Many times I feel like walking away because I just don't want to risk being vulnerable. My bf sent me this the other day when we were talking about this issue. It is referenced from the movie Ghost of Girlfriends' Past:

"Yes, I do. I've been in your shoes. You know what? It scared the hell out of me too. What if she hurt me? What if she left me? What if she died? It would have been the end of me. So I cut it short, before she ever could. And you know what? It was the biggest mistake I ever made. And you're making the same mistake right now, and I'll be goddamned if I'm going to sit by and watch. You've got to risk love, Sandra! I didn't and look at me! I'm a lonely ghost of a man. It doesn't mean that you're never going to get hurt, but the pain you feel will never compare to the regret that comes from walking away from love. And from someone who's felt a lot of both, trust me, pain beats regret every day of the week and twice on Sunday. Don't run away. Don't do it."

The pain of regret will always be worse than giving it a shot and failing. That's why I'm going to try. Try to recover and get better from the trauma that Z put me through. And I believe I can do it. With the help of my family, friends and bf, one day I will be free from all these baggages.

If you're going through something like this, let me tell you that time heals. It really does. 
In time you will find someone so much better, someone worthy of your love, and you will thank yourself for moving on from that scumbag who doesn't deserve a single piece of you, and you will be happy :)

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To my bf: Thank you for everything, you have been nothing but a gem :)