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I shared this on my Instagram profile previously but have yet to document it here.
I have always wanted a boudoir shoot and I thought a maternity version was extremely beautiful. What better way to document this process but during pregnancy?
Problem was... I wasn't comfortable signing up for a shoot with a photographer. I am comfortable with smiley poses, the typical grins and sweet smiles but for boudoir, I would be very uncomfortable, especially thinking about my body. Whether am I showing off too much, accidentally exposing myself or if my stretch marks are showing etc.
After much research and time on Pinterest, I decided to do a diy shoot. I shopped for the outfits online, sourced for venues and basically bullied Skai to take the pics on my iPhone 5 and finally I edited it myself.
For my pregnancy with Aidan, we had just moved in so the house was extremely empty. So I decided to shoot at home.
For my pregnancy with Davina, I wanted something different. Milk baths were an in-thing back then. Since our usual tradition was a staycation for our birthdays, I decided to do a milk bath shoot.
Turns out... the room that Skai booked had a different bathtub that I was envisioning. Instead of a lying one, it's more of a sitting one. So.. we just made do!
Pro-tip, use expired breastmilk or milk powder for the milky effect. I bought fresh flower petals from the local florist.
So yeah! Just to document my budget boudoir shoots! I had plenty of professional maternity pictures taken but I'm most proud of these. Shot on an iPhone!
Sometime back when I first moved into #nadskaihome, I had installed the most basic model of Steigen automated laundry system. I had chosen Steigen Singapore back then as I was heavily pregnant when moving into our new home and it was tough using the drying rack to hang my laundry and I did not want to invest in a clothes dryer.
That being said, after using Steigen for years now, I can't imagine going back to the manual pulley system. HAHA.
Just a recap to why I chose Steigen - An automated laundry system
- From what I read, Steigen models actually can save up to 9 times energy consumption than a dryer! An hour usage only costs 16 cents!
- As my house is facing west sun, we have enough heat HAHAH. So we really do not need to splurge on a dryer since we only do the laundry twice a week and there was ample time for the clothes to dry.
- I like how I don't have to tug with the manual pulley for the clothes drying rack, I have heard from some friends that their manual pulley system got stuck after a while and it's really hard to tug it!
- It is easy to use and extremely convenient, you can actually wifi pair it if you want! I use the remote to activate it!
- It does not take up a lot of space. Personally I prefer a top load washing machine which is also why a laundry dryer or an automatic dryer system wasn't a consideration as usually you'll have to stack it on top of a front load.
- It pretty much requires zero maintenance. For the past 3 years, I didn't have to do anything!
As mentioned earlier, I used to use the basic laundry system which worked really fine for me however in the past 2 years, we had to pretty much wash Aidan's uniform everyday cos of school plus Davina's bad eczema which is why we started thinking of upgrading our Steigen model to the Solar Ultra because it has these features:
- Ionic cleanse & dust mite repeller
- The inbuilt ioniser helps to neutralise surrounding air particles and effectively prevents musty odours! Aside from that, it helps to prevent allergens such as pollen, bacteria, dust mites as well as other invisible odour causing particles which is extremely important to us due to Davina's eczema condition.
- Solar heat and air circulators
- This helps to dry Aidan's school uniform as we have to do daily laundry for him
Honestly I chose Steigen back then as it was one of the few models around back then and my colleague back then recommended them.
Needless to say, I went back to Steigen this time as I was assured by their quality and honestly I experienced it for myself. Close to 4 years and the basic model still works like it's brand new. Pretty much a perfect laundry system for my needs!
Aside for that, Steigen now offers Trade In and also an Extended Warranty programme!
You can trade in your manual pulley system (for BTO home owners) or your automated system for a special discount for a new Steigen model. Aside from that, they will help dismantle your old system for you!
I love how that they have also offer SteigenCare+ where customers can extend their warranty for up to 10 years! (Solar Mini, Solar and Solar Ultra models only) Not only are you protected for up to 10 years, you'll also be granted up to $300 service credit for any repairs beyond the 10 years period! That's super reassuring to me!
Customers who opt for SteigenCare+ are protected for up to 10 years and up to $300 service credit is granted to them for repairs beyond the 10 years period!
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As some of you guys may know, I have had my hair taken care of by Caely Tham for years now.
I've been bleaching my hair for years now and for the past year been curling my hair almost every other day. As a result, my hair is a bit messy and dry.
I tried Leekaja's Cinderella Treatment last year and I was excited to hear about Caely's latest package - the Nautical Hair Revival. This treatment is exclusive to Caely.
What is the Nautical Hair Revival?
Basically the treatment is a specially customised 3 parter consisting of Volume Rebonding, 7-Step Hair Treatment and Leekaja's Signature Cinderella Treatment. The treatment is customised according to everyone's hair condition and can be mixed and matched depending on the hair condition and effect needed to be achieved.
I spoke to Caely and after assessing my hair condition and needs, she recommended a 100% natural treatment consisting of plant extracts only. She concocted of a treatment consisting of the 7-Step Hair Treatment and Cinderella Treatment which is pumped with high-nutrient deep sea moss and organic ingredients like aloe vera, vitamins and collagens to achieve a smooth, shiny, anti-frizzy and moisturised result.
While talking to Caely, we thought of a cute analogy. Think of the Nautical Hair Revival like cosmetics. It's a non permanent solution that isn't damaging while chemical treatments like rebonding is like plastic surgery which is permanent.
This treatment is unlike other Keratin treatments at other places as it's using plant extracts and is very gentle to the hair. It helps smoothens hair cuticles from the outside and it's easy to achieve easy to manage hair. Unlike typical Keratin treatments, you can still curl and style your hair. Here are pics of my before and after.
Look at the huge difference! If you'll like a hair treatment that lasts for months and have fuss free hair, I'll highly recommend the Nautical Hair Revival treatment.
Check out Leekaja Beauty Salon located at Mandarin Gallery now! Quote my name (nadia or nadnut) to get a discount off your chemical services (i.e. colouring, treatment, perming, straightening etc)! Anyway, If you like any of my hair colours, do show Caely these pics to get the colours! Easier to show her. Go for this Korean Keratin Treatment today!
Leekaja Beauty Salon
333A Orchard Rd. #03-13 Mandarin Gallery, 238897
(t) 65 8133 0818
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