EUNICE ANNABEL

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I'm sorry.

I am here to admit my mistake, apologise and strive to do better next time.

Before I begin, I would like to thank everyone who has stood by me throughout this incident. I managed to pull through thanks to the love, support and words of encouragements from my family, friends and readers. I almost gave up after reading all of the demeaning hate comments on my social media platforms but I am so grateful for my loved ones and loyal readers, you guys reminded me to stay strong thus I kept going. 

I didn't think anyone would still believe in me after what I've done, especially since I've let you all down. But because of that, I am committed to working even harder and I will strive to be the best that I can be in the hopes of earning your trust back again one day.

Apart from my dear ones, I would also like to thank those who left rational and non-biased personal opinions on my Instagram pictures or in the comment section of my previous blog post. You may not be a fan of me or of my works, but I am thankful that you took the time off to share your opinions. 

I've learnt to separate comments that were meant to deliberately hurt me from yours. You taught me that not every comment is simply from a mindless hater, but rather they're constructive feedbacks on how I can improve myself as an influencer and as a person altogether. I've reflected on your words over the past few days, and now I am ready to give my statements.

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In my previous post, I've already explained and clarified some of the accusations made against me. But I left one very important thing out of it and that was an apology for my wrong doings. I didn't apologise earlier not because I didn't want to admit a mistake but because at that point in time, I didn't think what I did was wrong. 

I didn't know that the techniques used in the campaign were wrong. I thought they were fine since those deliverables mentioned in the brief were already acknowledged and agreed upon by Singtel, an established corporation that has years of expertise in working with advertising agencies. Thinking that they and Gushcloud already took precautions, I agreed to the deliverables and went onboard the campaign.

At that point of time, I didn't think what was asked out of me was wrong; I was already annoyed with my previous telco and have complained about them before. It's only now that I've read Xiaxue's blog post and your feedbacks that I've realised my actions were unethical and wrong since I was getting payment for my service.

However, it was never my intention to lie to my followers. The feeling I'd expressed in my tweets and blog post regarding M1 were genuine. Just like all the other influencers involved in the campaign, I wouldn't have agreed to do what I did if I genuinely didn't feel in such a way towards M1's service.

Tweets made in 2013 and 2012. 
(Please pardon my rude choice of word in 2012; I was quite a defiant teen. hehehe)

All in all, I have realised my mistake and will do better next time by ensuring that all of my works are executed ethically. I am sorry for being ignorant and I hope that you take my explanation into consideration; it is not like me at all to do things just for the sake of money.

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Next, I want to apologise for stating "Not An Ad" in one of my tweets. I've already explained why I included that in my previous post but I'll say it again here. I did it because I was sincere about switching telcos and signing up for the Youth Plan. 

Still, I shouldn't have included that in my tweet. It was my fault for saying that thus causing such silly misunderstandings. I am sorry and will be more cautious with my choice of words from now on.

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Lastly, I need to make a point that though I made a mistake by participating in the Singtel Youth Plan campaign, whatever I said about the LG G3 phone is true. Many of you have mentioned that I'd masked an ad for LG but that wasn't the case at all.

Here's a screenshot of what I said in my LG G3 blog post that proves I did mentioned that it was a campaign. (you can read the full review here)



The story I told before about how I gave my father this phone because he preferred it compared to the iPhone 6+ is true. Many have asked why I bought him an iPhone if I knew my father's a fan of LG. My reason is simple. The iPhone 6 and 6+ were such a hit then, almost everyone wanted one, they were expensive and hard to get. I bought one for my father because I simply wanted to put a smile on his face. I wanted him to feel good that he had something everyone else wanted. If you've been following me and reading my blog from the start, you'd know that I don't come from a well to do family. My father works extremely hard and he rarely buys anything for himself. I was just trying to make him happy. Is that so wrong?

But anyway, 3 months was a short time. I probably shouldn't had taken pictures of myself with the iPhone. Maybe that could have prevented people from assuming that I was masking an ad. It was still my fault and I am sorry. I will make sure that whatever I intend to do or say from now on is properly thought about first.

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I know that I may still get unkind comments from haters even after I've apologised, but I've said my piece and have done everything I can. No matter how bad the situation has been, I am still thankful that it happened. I've always believed that everything happens for a reason and they're all tests from God. This incident has opened my eyes to see what is clear and what is not. From henceforth, I'm bringing my mistakes forward with me and I'll use them as guides so that I don't repeat them again in future.

To everyone who's going through a rough patch now, always remember that there's always light at the end of the tunnel, you just don't see it yet. (Yes, I love inspirational quotes! Now everyone knows that about me^^)

Thank you for hearing me out. I wish you all a fantastic week ahead!:)

Romans 8:28 says 'God promises to make something good out of the storms that bring devastation to your life" - Thank you for sharing this bible verse with me :) You know who you are.



Monday, March 9, 2015

Eyelash Extensions @Devonshire Selected Beauty Salons


Some time before Chinese New Year I received an email from a beauty parlor named Devonshire Selected Beauty Salons. Their request was simple - to offer their eyelash extension service to me. I was elated but to be honest, I felt a little hesitant at the same time. You see, I tried eyelash extensions before at a different salon but I wasn't satisfied with the results. I only liked it when a layer of mascara was applied over the extensions; which totally defeated the purpose. 

The reason why I decided to go ahead and try Devonshire's service is because I've been eyeing on Kim Kardashian's and Kylie Jenner's lashes for the longest time. No matter how much mascara I apply, I'll never be able to achieve the length or volume of their desirable lashes. Sticking on falsies can be pretty time consuming too! I mean it's always a dream of any girl to have full but natural looking eyelashes right? Hence, I paid a visit to Devonshire Selected Beauty Salons.




This time, I came extra prepared. I knew exactly the type of lashes I wanted to walk out of the salon with. I had tons of photos of Kylie Jenner's lashes in my phone and was prepared to show my technician/eyelist what I wanted. Usually at such beauty parlours, your requests may get rejected due to aesthetic reasons. For example, your facial features or eye shape may not suit a particular style. But at Devonshire, you can be assured that you'll get whatever you want which instantly makes a customer satisfied and confident.

But if you're unsure of you want and would rather seek professional advice, fret not! Leading eyelash extension technician, MOMO will be more than happy to help. MOMO Nishikori is a certified technician from Japan who has more than 7 years of experience in this field. She has been practicing such services and imparting the knowledge to others in Shibuya, Japan alongside her sister. Basically, upon arrival, MOMO will examine your lash hair quality; eye shape and face shape to determine which lash design would suit you better. But as mentioned earlier, you are always more than welcomed to propose the ideal style.

MOMO Nishikori, certified instructor by Japan Lash Association.


There are various lengths and thickness of extensions to choose from but I suggest you make your money worthwhile and try the most voluminous one. hehehe. Once you've decided on the style that you want, you'll be ushered to your "treatment" bed.


What I love about Devonshire Selected Beauty Salons so much is their classy and spa-like interior design. I've heard and come across a lot of other eyelash extension salons before and none of them have an ambience as tranquil as Devonshire's. Stepping into the salon seriously felt like stepping into a spa. It had a calm and peaceful atmosphere that would immediately make you feel relaxed and rather, sleepy. hehehe. It's an experience above what I'm usually accustomed to and it's one of the main factors to why I highly recommend everyone to try Devonshire out.

The salon is gorgeous.

I've already visited the salon twice and these pictures are taken during my second visit. The first appointment was about 2 weeks before my second one and the lashes are still very well intact and in place as you can see from the pictures. I took extra care of my extensions unlike the previous time hence they managed to last pretty long.

I guess what makes Devonshire's EyeDesign special and safe is that the glue and all of the extensions used are manufactured in Japan EyeDesign Factory. The glue in particular is made specifically for sensitive eyes hence it's very safe and gentle on our natural lashes. In order to prevent any irritation around the eye area, MOMO is trained to place the extensions 2mm away from the lash root. This also prevents damage to the natural lashes.

2 weeks after the first visit and my extensions are still pretty full and well intact.

The entire procedure lasted for 1 hour which is extremely fast given that I woke up after with 120 extensions glued to my natural lashes. Yes, I fell asleep during both the first and second sessions. MOMO was exceptionally professional at it, she was calm, gentle and had a steady hand. I didn't feel any discomfort at all during the sessions which resulted in me falling asleep. hehehe. 

Usually for first timers, you may feel a sting in your eyes when you open them after the session but I didn't feel anything at all after my sessions with MOMO. I am so grateful that Devonshire reached out to me because it's probably one of the best things I've done for myself this year. I thought that I would never do eyelash extensions anymore but Devonshire managed to change my mind :) 

Their extensions are so comfortable; it doesn't obstruct my view or add weight onto my lids at all. Even though I asked for full and voluminous Kylie Jenner lashes, the extensions still feel soft and light. What I love most about them is how nicely they curl upwards; enlarging my eyes. I've seen how some extensions causes girls' eyes to appear smaller but Devonshire's don't do that at all! I have no regrets and I will definitely keep coming back for more.


Frequently asked questions about eyelash extensions.

1. How long do the extensions last?

Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent and will last up to two months if they're well taken care of. The extensions may fall as and when your natural lashes fall. It is normal for your natural lashes to fall due to the lash cycle. 

2. Are eyelash extensions safe?

If your extensions are applied by a trained and licensed eyelash extensionist/technician, it is completely safe and harmless. Always read reviews and do research on the salon you're planning to visit.

3. Will extensions damage my natural lashes?

If they're done at a reputable and trustworthy salon that uses safe glue, you'll be fine. How they fair after depends on how well you take care of them. 

4. Will I be able to apply make up on my eyes after?

Yes, of course. You may apply eyeshadow, eyeliner and even non-waterproof mascara. Just make sure to use water-based make up remover after. Anything oil-based may weaken the glue resulting in lost of extensions.

5. How do I take care of my extensions?

- Avoid pulling, picking or rubbing your lashes at all times. Even when it seems to be falling out, just leave it to fall naturally. Never ever pull an extension out because you may be pulling your natural lash out at the same time.

- Avoid contact with water 6-7 hours after application.

- Do not use oil based make up remover or cleansers.

- Never ever curl your extensions as that might break both the extensions and your natural lashes.

- Occasional short visits to sauna or steam room is fine but prolong usage may cause the glue/adhesive to weaken resulting in lost of extensions.

- If your extensions get tangled, gently brush it with a mascara wand.


And that's it!!! I take a shorter time to apply my daily make up now thanks to my new lash extensions! I no longer have to spend extra time sticking on falsies for photo shoots or special events. I have long and full lashes all the time now! Thank you Devonshire Selected Beauty Salons!:)

Devonshire Selected Beauty Salons is located at:

113 Devonshire Road 
(Just across the street from Triple One Somerset, same road as the Singtel building)

For more information, head over to https://www.facebook.com/devonshire.sg!
Call 6334 7898 for enquires or to book an appointment.

Quote my name to enjoy 25% off a la carte service!

Prices vary according to length and quantity of lash extensions. 



Monday, March 2, 2015

Visit a Dentist!


Disclaimer: I was not asked to blog about this, every word was written on my own accord.

I don't know what the dental clinic was like in your primary school but I hated mine. It was probably one of the biggest fears everyone shared then besides getting a lecture from the discipline mistress. I studied in Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (CHIJ) Toa Payoh primary and secondary, and I guess it was one of the few schools that practiced teeth brushing sessions for kids in lower primary. I say this because I was a transferred student and only joined the all-girls school in primary two. Before that I studied in a neighbourhood school and after a year, my mother decided to transfer me for whatever reasons. 

The point is, we didn't have such teeth brushing sessions in my neighbourhood school so I was taken aback when it was compulsory to brush my teeth with my classmates after recess. The school’s dental nurse would guide us and it was so awful because we didn't use toothpaste at all. Can you imagine brushing your teeth with nothing but water and the naked bristles rubbing against you gum? You may think it's fine but if you're doing it along side 25 other 8-year-old girls, it's quite disgusting. Especially when you start to feel the sprinkles of water and saliva from their toothbrushes on your arms (or even faces)!!! Yucks.

Besides those sessions, all students were required to visit the school's dental clinic at least once a month if I'm not wrong. All schools practice this AND I LOATHE IT. My first visit was already so painful I was trembling in fear. I just don't understand why couldn't the nurse just be a little gentler? Just because my teeth were all deciduous, doesn't give her the right to push them around as she pleases. So much for proper dental care, thanks to her ignorance, I was scarred for life. I am so frightened of visiting the dentist, well until now... We'll get to that later.

I remember a particular red clipboard filled with names of girls who needed to visit the dental clinic. Whenever a student from another class came over to my class to read those names out, I would freeze and pray that I'm not one of them. It felt almost like the reaping moment in The Hunger Games. Some times, God decided not to answer my prayers so I would be called out but when that happens, I would fake a tummy ache so I could spend some time in the sick bay instead of in that repulsive dental clinic. I JUST HATED IT SO MUCH.

As I grew older, I learnt how to escape any visits to the dentist and I guess eventually, the school nurse stopped bothering me. I had about two whole years free from her in primary 5 and 6. It felt amazing. Everything was great and I never had to worry about seating helplessly in the dental chair anymore. 

Due to my horrific experience in primary school, I haven't had a dental check up for years now. In fact, I think it's been close to a decade. hehehe. But trust me, once you hit 18 and if you're one of the unlucky ones, you might start to feel a tingling pain at the back of your jawline. Say hello to wisdom teeth. (Wisdom my ass) Miserable me is one of the unfortunates. In due time, I have no choice but to visit a dentist to extract them out.

My visit came earlier last month though; I paid my first visit to i.Dental Clinic. The first dental clinic I stepped into after a REALLY LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGG time. The intention was just to get my teeth straighten out with Invisalign but along the way, I found out that there are so many more other problems to my teeth than just how crooked they look. And I could have prevented all of those problems if I visited a dentist on a regular basis. But how could I right? I mean I was scarred thanks to my primary school's dental nurse and I am certain that majority of Singaporean youths are facing such problems as well. 

A perfect smile will get you places; I'm not exaggerating about it. Maybe there isn't a strong emphasize on having a healthy set of teeth here in Singapore but I personally strongly feel that there should be. I mean look at Americans, at least 4 out of 5 kids wear braces but what about the kids here in Singapore? Americans visit their family dentist on a regular basis but what about us here? We are afraid of visiting one because of our experiences when we were younger right? I mean, go look at make up tutorial videos and just stare at the YouTuber’s set of pearly white and compare them to what our local YouTube sensations have. It's a far cry and it's embarrassing.

Apart from just how it affects our physical appearance, it will eventually affect our health in the long run too. Don't take dental care so lightly; neglecting may cause diseases, tooth loss or even something as simple as bad breath. 

I think the government should do something about this. hahaha.

Anyway, back to how I felt at my first Idental visit. I was extremely nervous for sure but not as much as I was in primary school because I'm a lot more vocal now so if I don't like something, I'm not afraid to speak up. I didn't have to do that though because my dental surgeon was so patient, gentle and he was constantly checking to see if I was feeling alright. The entire experience was truly different from what I expected it to be. And without a doubt, it wasn't painful at all, nothing like what the school's dental nurse had to offer. 

It made me realized that those nurses never cared about us kids at all. We weren't paying customers so they don't stand to gain anything, no commission or incentive whatsoever. Which is why they didn't care about how we felt. Also, being kids, they knew that we wouldn't dare speak up hence they just did whatever they wanted to.

I just feel the need to inform everyone not to be afraid of visiting a dentist anymore. It isn't like how it felt back in Primary school. If you visit a dentist now, you're going as an adult, as a paying customer, a patient that requires health attention. You will be granted whatever you need and if you don't feel comfortable about something, no one is going to force you to open your mouth. Trust me, visiting a dentist isn't scary and I'm sure we've all been through other sort of pain growing up, heartbreaks, internal self conflicts, I'm sure everyone of us can sit through a teeth polishing session would flinching ;)

I've spoken way much more than I expected to so I'll probably talk about my teeth problems in another post. My problems include receding gum line, impacted wisdom tooth, crowding and overbite. I'll explain those terms in the other post. Just so you know, those are REALLY common problems and you might have them unknowingly too. It's better to visit a professional dental surgeon to analyse your teeth. Remember, prevention is always better than cure, especially when it comes to health and well being. 

If you don't know which dental clinic to visit, I highly recommend the one I'm attached to now.

Shall end this post with a X-ray photo of my teeth! 
Courtesy of: i.Dental Clinic. Can you spot a problem?


Stay healthy everybody!:)

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kudeta Vlog

While I work on the post, enjoy the vlog first :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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