Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Hello 2013!

Happy New Year everyone! Here's to all good things in the year ahead

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


Hi lovelies! I've been sharing my photos from earlier this year in a few previous posts. Although it's already December, thought I would put up some photos from Prague, the last city we stayed in before travelling back to our trip's starting point, Munich :)

The past couple of weeks over here I've been preparing the house for Christmas and just enjoying all the festive posts on your blogs! Hope you are all keeping warm and cozy xoxo

Charles Bridge

Trying to take a few snaps with the bf's camera!
We also visited this street market in the city centre. Lots of trinkets, souvenirs and...


The Old Town Square

Mala Strana is a quieter area on the other side of the river. We climbed up to the Prague Castle and found a little vineyard at the top and a beautiful view of the city.

St. Vitus Cathedral within the Prague Castle complex

We also stayed in the Mala Strana area at the Golden Apple apartments.

A view from the window of our B&B. It was nice to go into the busier part of the city to see the sights but then return to this peaceful little area!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Liebster Award

I've been nominated for two Liebster awards! Thank you guys for reading my posts and to The Sorting House and Kassica both for nominating my blog! Since I have two sets of questions I hope it's okay if I answer them in two different posts.

Liebster Award

Liebster is a term of endearment in German, e.g. sweetheart, dearest :) You have probably seen this award in lots of new blogs as it is meant to be awarded to up & coming blogs with less than 200 followers. A few rules for the award...
- Link back to the blogger that nominated you
- Write 11 random facts about yourself
- Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger that nominated you
- Create 11 questions of your own questions for blogs you would like to give the Liebster award
- Choose up to 11 blogs to award <3


1. I love to swim and anything to do with the ocean.
2. I play City Story on my iPhone then wonder why I'm spending time creating fictional cities!
3. The last country I was in before this was Qatar.
4. I like Red Velvet cupcakes, yum.
5. My bedroom is painted lemon cream yellow.
6. I have way too much makeup products.
7. I want to plan some type of charity/volunteer vacation next year
8. I love to cook.
9. I would like to learn more about art history.
10. My favourite perfume when I was 17 was Ralph by Ralph Lauren.
11. I love people who have a sense of adventure and are open-minded and kind.


1. What are your goals in life?
To be happy, to be in love, to have adventures, to have children, to always be independent financially and emotionally, to stay humble. I have lots of goals but those are a few :)
Dreams, Friends, Happiness gif
Things you can't buy, by Chibird

2. Where were you born and do you still live there?
I was born in Singapore but actually my parents were living in Thailand then and my Mum just came over to have me. I moved around quite a lot growing up but now I am back in Singapore. I moved here a couple of years ago from London.

Singapore Photo Collage
Sweet Singapore :)

3. Do you speak other languages or do you want to learn one?
I'm learning Spanish now, I think it's a beautiful language and I hope I can speak at least basic Spanish one day! :)

Old Cathedral Salamanca Spain
Crossing Tower of the Old Cathedral, Salamanca, Spain

4. Which beauty product can you not live without?
Probably concealer because I can get dark undereye circles. I really like YSL Touche Eclat and have used it for around ten years I think!

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Image
Saving my eyes since 2003!
5. Describe your style in 3 words?
I'm not sure I probably don't have a very unique style :P Maybe classic, city, romantic. I have a lot of clothes from Zara which I guess is quite urban city style but still feminine.

6. Do you believe the world will end this year?
No, I hope not!

7. If you could go on holiday anywhere and money is no object, where would you go and why?

I would go to Antarctica. I just think it's so out there and like nothing I've seen before. It looks so beautiful but it's so expensive to organize travel there.

Penguins in Antarctica

8. What type of music do you listen to when you need cheering up?
I listen to all types of music so I think it would just be any song with good vibes and good lyrics.

9. Do you believe in the supernatural, if not which is the most plausible?
I'm not sure, maybe. I believe in God so I guess so.

10. Who is your style icon?
Some of my favourites lately are: Christine Centenera, Miranda Kerr, Olivia Palermo and Poppy Delevingne.

Christine Centenera Style Montage
Christine Centenera

Miranda Kerr Style
Miranda Kerr

Olivia Palermo and Poppy Delevingne Fashion Icons
Olivia and Poppy

11. If you had to wear one outfit for the rest of your life what would it be?
One amazing summer dress.


Armando at Blog literario y fotografico
Shannon at Awash with Wonder
Tami at Bohemian Treehouse
Michelle at Another No Mail Day
Katie at Theory Twenty One
Andie at Andies Traveling Pants
Julianne at A Little Lacey
Marienni at Marienni
Elle at Lipstick & Lace
Anne at Moments of Libra
I'm really not sure if a few of these have more than 200 followers! My questions for you if you choose to accept are...

1. Where would you love to live for a year?
2. What song have you had on repeat lately?
3. What do you like about blogging?
4. What makeup brand and products do you use most often?
5. What do you want to do by the end of this year?
6. If you were an animal what would you be and why?
7. Describe the country/town you live in in 3 words?
8. What is something you feel strongly about?
9. Flowers in hair. Cute or Disaster?
10. What is your dream job?
11. What is something you would try if there was guaranteed no risk involved?

xoxo Becca
Pictures via 1, 2

Friday, 28 September 2012

Krakow Days

We stopped in Krakow for only a couple of days but I really liked it! It's a vibrant and lovely medieval city with a beautiful main square and an interesting old town. There are a lot of young people living in Krakow which adds to the lively atmosphere.

Beautiful day in the city centre

Rynek Glowny is the main square in Krakow. There are lots of cafes, pubs, restaurants and food stalls all around the square. We had delicious barbeque food there! The traditional polish dumplings are also really good :)

Dumpling stall at the main square
Jewellery boxes and other cute trinkets :)

We also visited Wawel Castle a short walk from the centre...

I wish we could have had one more day in Krakow, but even though it was a short visit we managed to see a lot around the city. We took a bus ride to visit Auschwitz as well. It was really sad to see but I felt it was a necessary part of the trip. We missed the salt mines which seems to be a popular attraction. Maybe if we return to Krakow again we'll get to see that too.

The place we stayed at, Venetian House Aparthotel, was lovely and right on the main square. On the last night there we made ourselves some tea while we got ready to go out and snapped a few photos from our window :)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Pinterest: Dessert Recipes

A few of the delicious recipes I've found via Pinterest lately :)

1/ Fig and Almond Frangipane Tart
2/ Poached Apples with Vanilla Yoghurt
3/ Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
4/ White Chocolate and Cherry Cheesecake

You can see more at my Pinterest Dessert board here!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

On Stress and Relaxation

via Pinterest
Hi all. This week has been pretty stressful, lots of things going on and also my Sis was having some intense head pains. We were in and out of A&E, scans and she was also admitted to hospital for a night. It seems to be a flare up from stress, thankfully she's a lot better now. 
What helps you to manage stress?  For me, getting lots of sunlight being out and active during the day, running on my treadmill and also just taking time to relax. I love reading a book in my room with some aromatherapy oils burning and a warm cocoa. I found this link a while back - 55 ways to take care of yourself, for the busy girl. I hope it gives you some good ideas too when you're feeling stressed. For now it's Saturday and I'm ready for the weekend and a good night out! :)

Monday, 3 September 2012

September Loves

Happy September! :) I hope the month has started off well for all of you. This month I have lots of items on my beauty wishlist but I'm also organizing my current makeup collection. If you're a makeupalley user you can check out my swap list here.

At the moment I'm all about radiant glowing skin and also going back to rich eyeliner colours which I've mostly skipped wearing during the past months. Here are a few of my most-wanted this September. I've already ordered a few things online and looking forward to reviewing my favourites when they arrive :)

Raspberry nail polish:

Bliss face mask:

A new fragrance:

MAC Supernova blush:

Honey bodycare:

Nars Eyeliner Stylo:

Which beauty item is on your September Wishlist?