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2016 is coming to an end. Soon we will be ushering in 2017. Have you guys thought about what you've done in 2016?

For today's post, as per last year's, I'm going to "throwback" major events (good and bad) in my life in 2016! Here are my 4 Major Things That Happened To Me in 2016!

1. Had such a nasty renovation nightmare.

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For those who know, we had such a huge reno nightmare that dragged over 17 weeks. Lesson learnt: Some friends can't be trusted. Especially if they tell you that they don't need to have your quotation in full details. We trusted a supposed friend who basically was a bastard thru and thru. Lies were spun. But because we didn't want to be calculative and asked for everything to be in details (like he told us can trust him with his quotation that did not have measurements), we really had to pay a huge price. Basically trusting him means we have no evidence to prove what he said. After everything, we found out how a few other friends were also screwed over. Oh well, huge lesson learnt!

Karma will bite the asshole in the ass. By the way, quality renovation my ass. Our shower screen shattered in less than 6 months, show cabinet laminate bubbled, painting cracked. If you do need a recommendation for a nightmare renovation with bad quality, let me know. I can point you in the right direction. Terrible Killer Hawrible experience indeed.

2. Finally moved into #nadskaihome after Chinese New Year.

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After all the nonsense, we finally moved in after Chinese New Year. We only managed to keep the place clean and well, Pinterest worthy till Aidan was born. After baby, the place is a huge nightmare. OH MY TIAN.

We love having a place of our own. Cooking, watching movies, enjoying time together. While Punggol does need time getting used to, I have begun to love this ulu place. Only wished that my bff was staying closer to me so that I could see her as often as we were staying at our parents' place!

3. Got sucked into the cult of Tula and Ju Ju Be.

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Being a mother opens up a huge world of shopping. Babywearing and diaper bags are like my life now. It's crazy. Mad crazy. It's easy to get so addicted coupled with the fact that I'm such a huge Tokidoki lover in the first place, I'm totally suckered. Needless to say, had to drag a few good friends down with me. Hurhur.

4. Never knew that I had so much love to give.

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While having a gremlin child was never in my plans, I guess it's different once it's yours. (Gosh, I sound so hypocritical). It's more forgivable when it's yours I guess? HAHAHA. I love watching Aidan grow. I gape in wonder at his milestones. I smile and coo when he does the silliest things. My heart feels like it's going to burst whenever I wake up to his smiles. Needless to say, I worry too. I guess like my gynae mentioned, you'll never stop worrying as a parent.

That's the 4 Major Things That Happened to Me in 2016. How was yours? I'm looking forward to 2016! Hope FINALLY we can get our home ready!

I would love to thank everyone for being supportive of www.nadnut.com. You've followed my journey from the frivolous camwhoring days to getting engaged to losing weight to planning for my wedding to my honeymoon exploits to getting pregnant to giving birth and now having Aidan! I have never regretted blogging as I loved sharing my experiences. It's more of a Nadia's Lifestyle Blog rather than a Singapore Lifestyle Blog. LOL.

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As a full time working mother, I hardly have time for myself. Coupled with the fact that Aidan is sticky, and I'm a clingy mama, I hardly find time to blog, exercise or elaborate skincare routines. It’s really tough being a working mother. In addition to being a mother – which is tough enough as is! – I’m also working at the same time.

When I do things such as head out for a dinner with girlfriends or out for a yoga class, I'll feel extremely guilty leaving Aidan behind with my husband/mother-in-law/mother. It feels like I'm neglecting him to enjoy, you know?

Same goes with say blogging at home or taking time to do elaborate skincare routines. When Aidan sees me and if I'm not attending to him, he tends to cry badly. Especially now that he is teething. He is extremely cranky.

I'm not complaining, I enjoy every moment with him. Just that, I hardly have time for myself. But yet, I feel 'sad' that I no longer have time for myself. My skin, nails and hair has taken such a backseat as compared to last time. I never ever had my roots grow out back then nor have I ever not indulged in a good mask weekly. Working late nights and staying up late for baby has worsened my eye bags and dark eye circles. I also find that my frown lines have deepened – this must be because I’m under constant stress and worries most of the time.

Now? I touch up my hair like once in 3 months? (in comparison to every 3 weeks back then) and I have not seen a facial mask since I gave birth. I mean, how the heck can I ever find time to lie back and relax for a good twenty minutes? LOL. I also feel that my skin has looked a tad worse for wear these days. :(

I was glad to have been introduced to the Olay's latest launch, the Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo. The duo consists of the Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essense and the Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting cream.

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What I like about these products is that it's easy and fast to use.

The Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence

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It's unique auto-dropper packaging ensures the exact and right amount of pre-essence is delivered in every single application. No mess at all!

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The Pre-Essence is designed to boost the penetration of anti-aging actives of your moisturiser to increase skin cell metabolism and renewal for stunning, youthful skin that looks up to 10 years younger.

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The first drop starts renewal of a million surface cells and helps visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, pores and firms the skin.

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Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

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Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is Olay's most advanced and award-winning best selling Regenerist anti-aging cream.

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I read that it is the result of over 50 years of Olay research and formulated with the most concentrated Amino-Peptide Complex and Hydra-Firming Complex to lift, firm and micro-sculpt your look for younger looking skin.

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I used this after using the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence! Aside from renewing the skin's surface layer, it also helps reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It also helps hydrates the skin to help plump and firm skin! Perfect for my dry skin!

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Can't wait to see how my skin will improve after prolong usage of the products!

The Olay products that I've shared is available in popular stores such as Guardian and Watsons stores, and also here on Lazada!

Thank you Nuffnang and Olay for sending these products to me!

By the way, I did a simple video for Olay recently. Do check it out here!

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This is a Thursday's Travels - Anything about previous, current and future (upcoming) travel exploits entry under my Singapore Travel Blog themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.

While BFF and I were researching for our trip last year, we had decided that we wanted the hanbok experience. We wanted to wear a hanbok and walk along the streets in Korea.

I mean, we could buy a hanbok and bring it home but when will we wear it? Might as well rent a hanbok and have the full experience in Korea.

After doing some research, we came across Oneday Hanbok which allowed us to rent a hanbok in Korea. Plus the hanbok was great to cover my baby bump then! (was about 5-6 months pregnant, if I remembered correctly)

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Oneday Hanbok was conveniently located at one of the train stations.

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As some of you guys may know, I got pregnant last year and gave birth early this year. After giving birth, I was horrified when I saw the increase in my hair fall. Apparently I was not immune to the dreaded postnatal hair loss. I checked with my fellow mummy group and most of them also faced postnatal hair loss, even the youngest which is years younger than me! All of us mamas of all ages were not spared!

I realised that after giving birth, due to stress, hormonal changes, us women are prone to hair loss. During this very sad period, we tend to 'shed' hair and suffer from weak hair roots. It takes months and even years for some to get over the postnatal hair loss stage.

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I was happy to be introduced to Plantur 21 which is part of the Dr. Wolff Group, a fourth-generation Germany family business specialising in research, development and marketing of highly innovative cosmetic and pharmaceutical products with more than 80 years of experience with dermatology and galenic formula.

Plantur 21 is exclusively directed at young women between ages of 21 and 39. The products help solve problems that naturally occur during this stage of life due to stressful life situations such as stress or nutritional deficiencies (i.e. not health disorders).

The Plantur 21 shampoo provides an effective solution for weak hair roots and helps combat poor hair growth.

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I heard from the Plantur21 folks that if their products are used regularly, the Nutri- Caffeine Complex gives hair roots the energy boosts that they desperately lack of. Plantur 21 Caffeine supports the energy supply and helps to reduce hair loss. In addition, the valuable micronutrients biotin, magnesium, calcium and zinc support the supply of the hair roots.

I've started using the Plantur 21 shampoo ($18.90) daily hoping that it ensures enough sufficient energy supply to the hair roots. All it takes is a 2 minutes application on the scalp for the Nutri-caffeine complex to help penetrate the hair roots after that a rinse off. It is safe to be used during pregnancy too!

I also liked that the shampoo does not contain any silicones which tends to weigh down the hair, which was perfect for my fine hair!

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Both the shampoo and conditioner picked for me were especially used for dull, colour-treated and stressed hair like mine!

The Plantur 21 Nutri-conditioner ($12.90), like the shampoo was pleasant smelling and easy to use. There was no oily nor greasy residue after washing off.

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The Plantur 21 Nutri-Caffeine Elixir ($19.90) is a scalp tonic that helps to combats poor hair growth by helping to speed up the process of normalisation of hair growth cycle and strengthening hair growth. Currently I'm using it day and night.

I guess one mistake that I made previously was not using any hair loss products earlier. I should have prevented hair loss by using products such as Plantur 21 to help prevent hair loss.

In the meantime, I'll continue Plantur21! Will be trying it for a longer period and will update you guys on how it goes!

If you'll like to check out the Plantur21 range, it is available in Guardian, selected Watsons, Unity, NTUC FairPrice, Cold Storage, Giant NHG and independent pharmacies.

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Wanna win a set of Plantur 21 Shampoo and Conditioner? I have 3 sets to give away! Simply share my Plantur21 Facebook post (and ensure it's to Public and not to Friends Only, else we can't see!) by 9 December 2016 for a chance to win!

Do take note that the contest is only applicable to participants residing in Singapore!

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It's been a while since I last traveled. I think the last trip was with BFF to Korea! Skai and I were going a bit mad staying at home honestly. Thankfully we had a Singapore Staycation at Ramada Singapore to look forward to!

Ramada Singapore is a business hotel conveniently located at Balestier, home of good food! Seriously, it's so easy to find food in Balestier. Yummy bak kut teh, chicken rice and hawker face are all located nearby.

As mentioned, Ramada is a business home. Rooms are kept clean, fuss-free. Pretty straightforward without much frills.

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Our room had a writing desk, bay window seat and also twin beds.

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Love the fruits basket that they prepared for us.

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Also the baby bath products provided! <3

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Aidan is indifferent but his mama loves the Ramada Panda!

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We brought Aidan to the pool but he didn't enjoy it.

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So we improvised and used the bathtub instead. Heh.

Overall, it was a comfortable and fuss-free staycation. It's pretty straightforward and simple. I think it was great for us as we were interested in exploring the makan areas around Balestier too.

Thank you Ramada Singapore for hosting us! While this staycation was hosted, no coverage was necessary. 

If you would like to check out the hotel, here are the details. By the way, they have a kickass buffet selection, you should totally check them out!

Ramada Singapore
16 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329982.
www.ramadasingapore.com

Thanks for reading nadnut.com - Singapore Lifestyle Blog! I go for so many Staycations in Singapore that I should call this a Singapore Staycations Blog instead! LOL

PSA: There is a Shopbop Sale ongoing now!

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Simply use the code GOBIG16 to enjoy great savings! Find out more here! Time to buy ALL of the Christmas presents there! Enjoy!

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