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NOTD – of roses and laces

Goooooood Monday morning!
Mehh… it’s monday again, and before I get swamped with work again, I thought I’d share a mani I did last night.

Last week, I attempted nail art with polish for the first time, sure was tricky…
But ended up with this:

Not too shabby hey… was pretty surprised by the outcome! My mum thought I stamped the roses, so I guess that’s something huh.

Well last night, I wanted to try mini florals, after seeing so many beautiful creation on Instagram. And since my acrylic paint has yet arrived… I decided to use polishes again.

I attempted a roses and lace design. Well the lace was a first… I definitely need to work on it, and get a thinner brush… hahah.
Here’s what I got:


A closer look at the lace and floral design

And then I decided to do more roses on my thumb and here’s the result…

I used OPI Eurso Euro (2013 Spring Collection) and Liquid Sky Lacquer’s White Christmas as my base. And various Sinful Colors, China Glaze, Essie polishes for the designs.

Tell me what you think of this design, I definitely need more practise….

Annnnyway, have a great week ahead lovelies! Till next time~

♥ Cres

The Orange Thimble – a café with an art twist

Hello peeps!

So I was in the Tiong Bahru area, wandering street after street, thinking of where to have dinner. After much thought, we finally decided on this – The Orange Thimble.

The Orange Thimble – where art meets café. 


Beautiful drawing ♡

Simplistic decor with a cozy feel, yet still pretty spacious,  that makes one not only comfortable but also hits you with waves of nostalgia. Sofas, chairs, cushioned chairs – take your pick. And while sitting there, take a look at the art hanging on the wall. Beautiful.

Now, on with the food….

Caramel Macchiato (regular – i.e. hot) – $5.50


Caramel Macchiato ♡

The caramel blended so well that it gave a sweet tinge to the otherwise bitter coffee. Smooth and light.
The gem biscuits (reminiscence of childhood days…) was a delightful addition as well.

Iced Caramel Macchiato$7.50

Doesn’t suit my taste. The ice may have also diluted the flavor a bit…
Bit on the bitter side this one which was kinda surprising since we saw a layer of sugar syrup settled at the bottom of the cup when we first got it…

Smoked Salmon Baguette$10.90

Ahhh fresh baguette, and even more importantly – fresh smoked salmon. Lovely combination and pretty light too. Thumbs up!

Beef Shepherd’s Pie$9.90

One of the better shepherd’s pie I’ve tasted. The top potato part was not overbaked which is great. Every mouthful was filled with beef and mushroom and some potato chunks here and there in the mash which I love.

It’s a good place to relax. Be it catching up with friends or just sipping coffee reading a book.
I saw ice creams & cakes/desserts displayed but have yet tried it. I’d prolly drop by another day to try those tempting yummies.

If you’re around Tiong Bahru, why not pop by for a visit?

The Orange Thimble is located at:
56 Eng Hoon Street #01-68,
Singapore 160056

Have you visited The Orange Thimble? How was your experience?
Also – do hit me up if you have must-go cafés to recommend!

Till next time!

♥ Cres

Saturday with the GFFs ♡

Hello hello! I know it’s been a while. I’ve been so caught up with everything else that I’ve neglected this blog. (._.)

Well today I went with my GFFs to watch Hossan Leong’s A Singaporean in Paris!

It was sooooooo good. Magnifique! The set, the songs, the singing, the performance was wow. I really enjoyed myself! We thought of perhaps buying a copy of their CD or something cuz we really enjoyed the songs but alas, there was none.

After that, we went to Createaf Waffles (located at the 1st level of The Cathay) for some waffles that we’ve been craving for weeks!


Createaf Waffles

And we ordered a set “meal” each ($12.50). Each set comes with your choice of waffles and drinks. When you do the math, it’s pretty worth it – if you’re getting drinks along with your waffle that is. Each waffle set is priced at $9.90, and drinks are mostly $4.90 to $5.50.

Here’s what we got:
Sinfully Chocolate


Sinfully Chocolate with vanilla ice cream

Sinfully Chocolate was, well, all chocolate. Reeeeally sinful. It was waffles topped with chocolate syrup & coco crunch. The vanilla ice cream was made with actual vanilla beans so it’s fragrant.
Anyone who has baked and used vanilla beans before can tell you that it’s faaaaaar from what you get with the regular vanilla essence/flavor you get from stores. Really different. But they’re so hard to get (and so expensive here in Singapore! Le sigh~)
Okay, back to the topic at hand…

Banana Chocolate

Ahhh. An all time favorite combination. Who doesn’t love the good ol’ banana and chocolate combi! Again, sooooo sinful yet so good! I’m not a lover of matcha green tea ice cream but my GF said it was good, and she left it to the last to slowly savor it…

Merry Berry


Merry Berry with hazelnut ice cream

Before I go on… let’s take a look at the closeup of this baby…


All those fresh strawberries and blueberries! ♡

This was my choice of waffles. I wanted to go for something chocolate but those 2 ladies already chose it, so I went for this and boy was I pleased with my choice! The maple syrup at the side was the cherry on top, it complemented so well. Strawberries and blueberries were fresh and sweet too. Really hits the spot this one! Absolutely loved it! ♡

And my choice of drink was a Roasted Tea Latte:

It’s basically roasted oolong tea with milk (thus the ‘latte’). Not my wisest choice but I thought I’d go with something different… the smell was really overpowering, and I only managed to get through half a cup.
Buuuuut, that elephant on top! Ain’t it cute!!

First a play, then waffles – this is the life!

Till next time~

♥ Cres