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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Sunday Style Showdown | Statement Necklace

Hello everyone!
It's time for the long awaited Sunday Style Showdown! We do apologise for missing the last time round. Due to some mishaps, we could not meet up. This week's theme focuses on the statement necklace, which have become really popular in recent years. There are so many affordable designs and options in the market now that everyone can easily get one for themselves! Scroll down and check out our personal way to wear our statement necklace :)

The STATEMENT NECKLACE Showdown
El Christine
Today I'm featuring my daisy necklace! I decided to go with a yellow long sleeved top as the colour scheme goes well with the daisies. I like how they match. Moreover, the top is plain with no patterns on it so it lets the necklace stand out. The chiffon sleeves of the top makes the top looks less heavy and thick, so it won't be out of place for summer. I would say my outfit is suitable for the seasonal transition from summer to autumn. For bottoms, I went with gingham pants as blue compliments yellow. Also, gingham pattern reminds me of picnics in summer. To end off the look, I've got my trusty Converse sneakers on, because you can never go wrong with Converse (in my world). The best way to show off a statement necklace, in my opinion, is to let it shine on a plain canvas. However, to not make it a total cliche, I chose a maxi dress that has a more unique colour - forest green. I added a belt to help with the definition of my waist (sorely needed) and placing it higher than the actual waist cirumference makes my legs look longer. The neon yellow sandals lends the outfit some colour!
The focus of this outfit is this lovely daisies necklace which I got recently! I'm so thankful that I managed to get the last piece and it seemed like fate that it was on sale too! Daisies add a summery feel to the look and really brightens the whole outfit. For added decorations, I decided to add a couple of midi rings that I got which dresses  As the title of the showdown suggests, the necklace is the focus of my outfit. Everything else, I kept it simple. I tried to keep everything colour coordinated by wearing green, blue and yellow too. Did it work? :)
Eleanor's Outfit Details
Yellow chiffon sleeves top: Padini& Co
Gingham Pants: Uniqlo
Daisies Necklace: Lovisa
Rings: Lovisa
Shoes: Converse
Christine's Outfit Details
Dress: Lalu
Necklace: F21
Ring: (forgotten)
Shoes: Senso via nastygal 


That's all for our showdown this week! So whose look did you like better?
Tell us your thoughts via these channels and don't forget to use #SSS!
1. Comment in the box below!
2. Tweet us your response @ChapalangGirls
3. Find us on Facebook @The Chapalang Way

Have a favourite statement necklace that you always reach for? Show us how you will style it on Instagram! Don't forget to tag us (Christine's and El's) and use #SSS!


Till next time
Love,
El and Christine xoxo

P.S: We've got something special coming up for the next #SSS! We'll be releasing it earlier. Follow us on twitter or facebook to get the latest updates!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

~Beauty Myths Experiment Diary~ Will drinking 8 cups of water a day really give me good skin? | Week 4

Guess what guys!
We've made it! Finally it's the last week of testing the myth that drinking 8 cups of water a day will give us good skin, in the Beauty Myths Experiemt Diary series
From struggling to drink 2l a day to drinking more than 2l a day with ease, these past 4 weeks have been an interesting water experience. If you haven't already, check out our previous posts for the week-by-week breakdown of our water journey -->> Week 0, Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3!

With that aside, let's see just how our skin has fared after 4 weeks! :)


Will drinking 8 cups of water a day really give me good skin?!

Picture
Christine

El


Current Skin Condition
I jinxed it. Got a few pimples popping out :( I also don't see any changes with pore size when I wake up.
Well my skin is back to amazing again, and definitely better than when I started the experiment. Not sure if it's thanks to the rash cream my Dr gave me but I've got barely any pimples after my rash gone off. My skin texture is back to being good.
Signs of Pimples Okay, this has to be the weirdest place to have a pimple - on my eyelid. I don't know how it happened but I think it was due to an ingrowth eyebrow so...probably nothing to do with water. That aside, I think my period pimples are popping out again. (I paid attention this time!! haha) either that, or I over-exfoliated >.< One or two tiny white pimples which are easily rid of.
Hydration Definitely hydrated :) My skin's now is less dry than last week. However, there's still a tight feeling there because I haven't been sny moisutriser beside my aloe vera gel.
Oil Control Haven't blotted, won't be starting anytime soon. My skin is less oily now. Only need to blot once a day.
Other Comments I am happy (no more multiple toilet trips in an hour) and sad (it's our last post) at the same time. 1 month passes so fast. Here's what I think so far:
I'm not 100% satisfied with how my face condition is right now as I was hoping that drinking 2l of water a day will help prevent pimples from popping out but I guess I had too high an expectation. Regardless, I do find that my pimples do heal faster and scarring fades quicker doing the experiment. Sadly though, I don't think the water helped in tightening my pores - they still look as big as ever.

I'm super happy about my skin condition right now. I'm also thankful that the rash did not leave any major scarring behind beside on the sides of my face. They'll probably fade after some time. I think drinking water really helped to speed up my skin's recovery, especially the scarring left by blemishes and the rash. This is because some of the blemish marks healed really fast without me having to use special creams. My pores also seem smaller! Is this the power of water~?


That's the end of this week's report on our progress! So far, it does seem like drinking 8 cups of water helped improve our skin condition. What do you think? Is it just us hoping that it's working or do you believe that it's true? Have you tried this out before? Tell us what you think in the comments section or tweet us @ChapalangGirls!

Remember to use #TCWBMED! :) Follow us on twitter @ChapalangGirls or like us on our Facebook page to keep track of our progress!

OH. BY THE WAY
We've decided to give you guys an overview of our thoughts on this water myth. As Christine will be overseas at the time of publishing this post, our overall post will be a little after 2 weeks! So stay tuned! :)
Till next time.
Love,
Christine & El xoxo

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Going to Lee Honggi's Proposal OOTD

Hi everyone!

Guess what? I got to go to Lee Honggi's fanmeet last Saturday!

Usually, I'm not one of those people crazy enough to fork out the money to attend such fan meets. However, it's my mum who bought the tickets as she really wanted to go. I'm not really a HUGE Honggi fan, just someone who's a fan of his singing and acting and how cute he is. I don't go crazy and stalk him online and watch every single video and show he appears in. My mum seriously love this guy, especially when he acted in Bride of the Century. Both of us can quote lines from that drama (^.^) I really liked that show to the extent that I tried to recreate some of the hairstyles shown in the show (if you're interested to see it, click here).

We got the expensive tickets so there's the hologram card which we can keep for memories! Isn't it cool that the card shows Honggi's transformation into a groom?


Anyway, here's what I decided to wear after much thought!

Outfit- Top: New Look; Skirt & Boots: H&M; Bag: Topshop

I wanted to go for a girly but edgy look and thus I came up with this combination. The black long sleeve has a cut out near the chest which gives it an edge.Plus the fact that it's long sleeves means I don't need to bring an extra jacket. For bottoms, I wore this red skirt that I got recently. It' crepe skirt and the A line cut is flattering for my figure. To round off the whole look is a pair of heeled black boots, which I find myself reaching for often when I want that boost (in confidence as well as height). For bag, I kept to the red and black theme with this cute bucket bag that I got for my birthday from my two BFFs, Christine and Hannah! It's super soft and handy to carry around (Thanks girls for the awesome bag!)

I was super glad I wore long sleeves because it really was cold inside! Honggi helped to raised the heat in the room though~ He's one of those guys who will remain cute and charming despite growing older. At the end of the day, I was glad I got to go even though it was my mum who "dragged" me along in the first place. I had a awesome time listening to his singing and just seeing his interaction with the fans. I also got to high five with him! Sadly, I don't have many clear pictures because I forgot to bring my memory card for my better camera.... T.T Well I guess I just have to keep everything in my head.

That's all for today's post!

Till next time
Love,
El   xoxo

Friday, 18 July 2014

4 Ways I Wear a T-shirt


Hi everyone!

It has been a while. Like the title says... this post will be featuring 4 ways I style a T-Shirt.

Why a T-shirt?

A T-shirt is a closet staple in everyone's wardrobe. It's comfy, stylish, and super versatile. Hence a wide range of T-shirts can be found from your nearby market to designer racks. Everyone has got their favourite shirt where every seam just seem to hit the curves at the right part. Plus, everyone has their own favourite way to wear their t-shirt, be it with jeans or shorts. So today, I will be showing you my own 4 favourite ways to wear a shirt.

Anyway, remember this look?

denim jacket showdown, school outfit, casual and chic wear, floral skirt pairing
#Denim Jacket Showdown

It's from our very first #SSS Denim Jacket Showdown! This post will feature 4 other ways to wear this fabulous shirt which has been very well worn and loved.

#1- Simple and Straightforward


styling t-shirt, plain tee, pairing with shorts, denim shorts, casual outfit, ootd

The ever classic, straightforward way to wear a shirt is to wear it with jeans. Except mine is the Singaporeanised version-- denim shorts! The T-shirt + Shorts combination is forever popular here in our sunny weather. Plus the colour scheme of this outfit is also simple but striking.

#2- Rugged Casual


 plaid button down, cool outfit, ootd, plus-size styling, plus-sized fashion, singapore style


Another T-shirt + Shorts combination! Except this time it's paired with a plaid button-down which acts as a jacket for me and black chunky boots. I was going for a rugged look so I added some leather bracelets. This look is wearable for everyday I would say. It's great for transitioning from the cold indoors(aircon!) to hot outdoors.

#3-Summer Casual Formal Style



Here's a look that ups the style of the T-shirt by incorporating it into a casual formal look! A straight cut skirt and a soft blazer makes the outfit appear more put together.

#4- Ready to Have Fun

fun

Lastly, a look to wear when you're out for a night of fun with friends!

A pair of black skinny jeans + T-shirt + Heels= Ready to kick ass.

I love how my black jeans has this gold zip detailing which adds edge to the outfit. To brighten up an otherwise black and white outfit, I added in my bright coral heels and a neon yellow bangle. If it hasn't been noticed by now, I really like to dress simply most of the time. 


Thanks for reading! Hopefully this will give you ideas on how to wear your t-shirt next time! Also, I'm playing around with the colour filters options in the editing software a bit so that's why the colours look different from the usual. What do you think of it? Comment and share below with me how you would wear your favourite T-Shirt! 

Till next time.
Love,
El   xoxo

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

~Beauty Myths Experiment Diary~ Will drinking 8 cups of water a day really give me good skin? | Week 3

Welcome back!
In this segment, we try out beauty tips raved about by celebrities and media and see if they're just myths, or if there is an element of truth in it.

And right now, we're onto week 3 of testing the water myth (as seen in the title)! If you've missed our previous instalments, just click here -> Week 0, Week 1 and Week 2!

With that done, let's move on to the exciting part~




Will drinking 8 cups of water a day really give me good skin?!

Picture
Christine


El


Current Skin Condition
I really hope I won't jinx it but the pimples are almost gone~ The minor scarring left behind seems to heal pretty quick as well. I hope this continues on! Go water! (If only you'll get rid of my dark undereyes too)
Well if you read the previous week's post, you'd be wondering why my photo for this week is still the same. The problem is that I've got a really bad rash breakout all over my face, so I'm unwilling to show it here for the world to see. No idea what caused my allergic reaction since I've not changed anything in my routine.
Signs of Pimples
Just one near my left upper lip (no idea why there is one there though...funny place to have a pimple)
I've got some pimples, but less than last week. Although for now I can't differentiate my pimples from the rash since they're both red and bumpy.
Hydration
Looks and feels pretty hydrated to me.
My skin's dry due to the medication.
Oil Control
Still the same, not blotting.
Same as last week!
Other Comments
Pretty great week so far for my skin. Also, it feels like my body is craving for its hourly water dosage now. I get thirsty easily and can down more water compared to before we started this experiment. That aside, I do hate making so many trips to the toilet though...
Well this week sucked. Who knew I'd get a skin rash? Totally didn't expect such a thing to crop up in the middle of the experiment. What I can say is that it's not the water's fault for the rash. I'm sorry that I'm not able to give a very accurate reflection on the effects of drinking 2L of water a day on the skin. At this moment, my skin's recovering and the parts with the rash are flaky and dry. I can only hope I do not have much scarring left from this. I can't use any of my skincare for now... not even to wash my face with soap. :(


That's the end of this week's report on our progress! So far, it does seem like drinking 8 cups of water helped improve our skin condition. What do you think? Is it just us hoping that it's working or do you believe that it's true? Have you tried this out before? Tell us what you think in the comments section or tweet us @ChapalangGirls!

Remember to use #TCWBMED! :) Follow us on twitter @ChapalangGirls or like us on our Facebook page to keep track of our progress! Just one more update for this myth and we're done with the month-long testing :( Time passes so fast.

Stay tuned for next Wednesday's update!

Till next time.
Love,
Christine & El xoxo

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

~Beauty Myths Experiment Diary~ Will drinking 8 cups of water a day really give me good skin? | Week 2

Welcome back to The Chapalang Way's "Beauty Myths Experiment Diary"!

In this segment, we try out beauty tips raved about by celebrities and media and see if they're just myths, or if there is an element of truth in it.

As of now, we're on to week 2 of testing if drinking 8 cups of water a day will give us good skin. If you've missed our previous posts, check them out here: Week 0 and Week 1. With that, let's see if our skin has improved~


Will drinking 8 cups of water a day really give me good skin?!
Picture Christine
El
Current Skin Condition Quite miraculously, within 2-3 days, the pimples that popped out are all gone/on the way to healing (fingers crossed that there won't be any scarring). It usually lasts about 1 week and gives me a great headache. Besides that, my skin seems to be brighter than before. Oil production rate seems to have gone down too. It's torture week for me. It's as if all the pimples have been waiting patiently to come out together. Other than that, texture of skin and looks wise is still ok. Suffering from redness and blemishes now, which you can see from the picture above >.<
Signs of Pimples Only the leftovers, one or two, from the last pimple bout. No others have appeared.
It's almost that time of the month again, but this time I'm glad to say no major zit appeared. The most painful one was on my nose, which disappeared surprisingly quick. I've got around 10 small pimples coming out all over my face, with a few on my forehead. I expected more pimples(touchwood!) to come but thankfully there are less this time round. Could it be the water helping?
Hydration Appearance-wise, my skin does feel more plump up and looks more hydrated.
My skin is still flaking at certain parts of my face, but less visible.
Oil Control No blotting occurred. Same as last week!
Other Comments It's getting easier to drink 2l a day, hooray! In fact, I keep reaching for my water bottle for water throughout the day. Seems like my body has adjusted and now, it automatically reminds me to drink water. Before this week, it was such a chore to drink 2l before 12mn. Now, I can easily finish 2l before 9pm but I try not to because going to the toilet that many times in an hour is SUCH A HASSLE.
By the way, I think those pimples could have been due to my period coming as the latter came a day after those pimples popped out. However, I'm not too sure because I've never paid attention to this. But, if that's the case, then I think drinking water has helped with clearing the pimples.
I fell sick this week! Despite drinking 2 liters and more a day, I still caught a cold. Sore throat, cough, flu-- the usual trio that I'd always get once a year at least. I think it was because I worked 2 11 hours shift on consecutive days, hence my immune system got screwed. My sore throat did go away pretty fast though. I think the water really helps in speeding up body recovery besides boosting skin quality. I think it's thanks to the water that there are less pimples coming out. Who knows? Maybe I'll stick to 2L per day and give a short update next month.


That's the end of this week's report on our progress! What do you think of the our progress so far? Do you think it's just a myth or think that it's true? Have you tried this out before? Tell us what you think in the comments section or tweet us @ChapalangGirls!
Follow us on twitter @ChapalangGirls or like us on our Facebook page to keep track of our progress! We will be updating our observations every Wednesday for a month :)

Till next time.
Love,
Christine & El xoxo

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Styling | Denim Shorts 4 Ways

One summer essential that every female should have in their life?
Denim shorts.

Easy to wear, comfortable and most importantly, leave your legs cool in the blistering hot sun.

Here are 4 ways to style them! :)



Read on for my inspiration behind each look~

Thursday, 3 July 2014

~Beauty Myths Experiment Diary~ Will drinking 8 cups of water a day really give me good skin? | Week 1

Hello everyone!

Welcome to The Chapalang Way's "Beauty Myths Experiment Diary"!
In this segment, we try out beauty tips raved about by celebrities and media and see if they're just myths, or if there is an element of truth in it.

Right now, we're in the midst of testing if drinking 8 cups of water a day will give us good skin. Last week, we posted a post of us at the start of this experiment (click here to read Week 0). This week, let's see if there're any changes to our skin~


Will drinking 8 cups of water a day really give me good skin?!
Picture Christine
El
Current Skin Condition One word: BAD (see below). Otherwise, my skin seems to be pretty much the same - oily at my T-zone after a day although I dare say it's a little less oilier than usual; undereye circles are still there as dark as always and skin on my nose is now flaky at night for some reason. Pretty great still^^ I've only got a small patch of flaking skin around my left cheek which is not really obvious unless you look really closely. I don't particularly see my skin glowing but my face seems to produce oil at a slower rate.
Signs of Pimples On Thursday, a pimple popped out on my nose. It came to head the next day and I took care of it. Right after that, it felt like my face became a free for all pimple zone :(
One more appeared on my nose, another on my left cheek and tiny ones on my right cheek. I really hope that this is the effect of the water flushing out the toxins in my body and it will clear up soon.
I'm still having my good skin week~ I've not gotten any major breakout yet(We'll see what happens in the next two weeks). Usually I would get a big, painful zit around this time of the month but all's well so far. I've got a few tiny little insignificant pimples though but some tea tree oil after two days they disappear.
Hydration I dare say my skin feels more hydrated and a little glowing from within...but it could be my imagination too. Haha
My skin is a little flaky in parts of my face but most of my face feels less dry.
Oil Control Still didn't blot for this week. Still blotting, although I do notice that my face seems to get oily slower. It could be due to the water doing its magic or it could be my mind thinking about it. Haha.
Other Comments Quite honestly, I didn't manage to drink up to 2 litres every day just because it gets sickening trying to drink so much water at one go, even at intervals. Plus, I had to work full days for 3 days last week and it was pretty hard trying to get the required water intake. Also, I would think that drinking so much water each day would mean that my lips won't be dry but quite surprisingly, my lips feel drier than usual. I wonder if it's a sign of over hydration. Anyway, If you're planning to do this, I highly recommend getting a 1 litre bottle and familiarising yourself with the nearest toilet. Be prepared to make multiple trips to the washroom. I would say it's pretty sickening having to drink so much water a day when usually I would drink at most a liter... Plus I only drink when I've got time at work or at home. It's annoying having to go to the toilet so frequently. I do notice that for the first 2 days after starting the water experiment, I kept having diarrhoeastomach pain(TMI I know. But I thought I should add this in for the sake of sharing information)! I think it's the water purging my body of all the junk I eat sometimes.


That's the end of this week's report on our progress! What do you think of the our progress so far? Do you think it's just a myth or think that it's true? Have you tried this out before? Tell us what you think in the comments section or tweet us @ChapalangGirls!
Follow us on twitter @ChapalangGirls or like us on our Facebook page to keep track of our progress! We will be updating our observations every Wednesday for a month :)
So far, Week 1 has been a struggle. Drinking so much water each day, coupled with other liquids that we might take (soup, tea, Starbucks), has made the bathroom our new hangout. Nevertheless, we will persevere and come to a conclusion on this myth! Join us in our myth adventure with the hashtag #TCWBMED! Hope to hear from you guys~

Till next time.
Love,
Christine & El xoxo
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