Monday, March 23, 2015

Getting The Right Earrings For Your Face Shape

Earrings, one of the most popular choice of accessories for women because earrings help shape faces and is the closest accessory to wear that attracts attention to your face. Enhancing your facial features goes a long way and no matter how small a pair of earrings is, it does play a big part in accentuating your overall look.

Wearing earrings is also not about keeping up with the latest trends. Imagine having to wear a really glamorous pair of jewelry that is in vogue but doesn't compliment your style - that would probably be quite... disastrous. Therefore, it is important to match the earrings, with your outfits or occasions.

What's the right earrings for my face shape?

There are many earrings available in stores to suit every face shape. I have come across a few clients who tell me that there are certain earring designs I should avoid making for them because of their body frame. Factually, it should be the face shape that should determine the kind of earrings that suit you rather than your body frame. "Clothes maketh the man", not your face shapes.

With some knowledge I've learn along the way, here's a compilation to help you get the right earrings for your face shape, which will be useful to take note on your next shopping trip! But first of all, have you determined your face shape?

Image extracted HERE. You may also read the article in the link about determining your face shapes.
  Round Face
Avoid hoop styles. Go for long, clean-cut oblong designs which draw the eye downwards and help make your face look longer and narrower.
 Sample of earrings styles.

 Oval Face

You are truly blessed because you have the ideal face shape. Any style is good to try at your whims and fancies!
Try mismatched earrings for a playful look!
Heart-shaped face
Look for bold designs and shapes that are wide at the bottom and end several inches below your lobes.

Square-shaped face

Avoid rectangle or harsh-angle styles. Hoop and teardrop designs are a better bet as they help balance out the angular shape of your face.
Oblong shaped face (rectangular or long shaped) 

For elongated face, it is appropriate to wear short styled earrings or 3 dimensional stud earrings. You can wear round, square-shaped or triangular earrings, but do make sure that the triangle is with its wide side down. Avoid wearing flat or long dangling earrings.
When wearing statement or over sized dangly earrings, keep your outfit simple so that the earrings can help accentuate the beauty of your face and not vie for attention with your clothes. When in doubt, the safest pair of earrings to wear are medium sized stud ones - like a pair of man-made diamond earrings, solid metal or pearls. Nothing too loud but enough to make a subtle statement.

 If you wish to custom a bespoke pair of earrings, do connect with me at my facebook page. 

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Till the next post, have a blessed week!

Note : The above earrings styles are not available for sale. All photos belong to me.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

[Food Review] Wang Thai Kitchen

We were introduced and invited to a food tasting at Wang Thai Kitchen. Having only being a fan of another local eatery that serves Thai food for the longest time, I was only too happy to discover this wonderful little gem in the heart of Toa Payoh.

A wall of fame for Ivan, whose restaurant was discovered by the mainstream media.

Wang Thai Kitchen is a no-frills decor, 'family feel' casual restaurant. The owner and solo-chef of Wang Thai Kitchen, Ivan Then, serves up pretty delicious dishes when we went to lunch at his restaurant. 

During a casual chat we had with Ivan after serving us lunch, we learned that he had invested himself to up a notch in Thai culinary skills, in the land of smiles itself. I was all the more impressed with the variety of dishes he manages alone in his kitchen! When we asked him why he was taking on the role of a lone chef instead of hiring one to assist, he ascertained that it was the only way he could ensure that the flavors of his dishes are consistent everyday. I give him two thumbs up for his dedication!
Nothing could beat a nice Thai iced tea, especially on a hot day. This is commonly served in Thai restaurants and is certainly addictive! Although it was a tad sweet for me in the beginning, it complimented very well with the dishes, when I sipped it in between the food tasting.

If you're familiar with Thai mango salad, it doesn't come with crispy fish skin. We were pleasantly surprised that it was served this way and it truly was a match made in heaven. The mango was fresh and crunchy, just the way it should be. There was enough of the sour and it was pretty spicy for me. Definitely whetted our appetite! If I may say this the local way, got kick!

This has to be my favorite dish of the lot! I love tang hoon (or better known as glass vermicelli) very much because of it's light, silky smooth texture. The blend of chilli, lime and fish sauce always come together very well - which is very apparent in this dish. It wasn't at all salty so it will be a delightful clean dish to have in our meal (though I secretly wish there was more fish sauce!).


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

[Recipe] Easy Peasy Breakfast - Chicken Mayo Sandwiches

It has not been very easy to prepare breakfast for my children. I used to repeat the same old bread and peanut butter or nutella spread everyday, thinking that my children liked those a lot, but I was wrong. Now they totally shun these spreads! All thanks to me, huh.

Now, our breakfast menu varies everyday though I still keep the bread a staple for our breakfasts. Waking up before 6am is already a difficult task and I don't want to be working too hard in the kitchen to prepare breakfasts. Other than the ham, luncheon meat, sausages, egg or tuna sandwiches, chicken mayo sandwiches has regularly been in our breakfast menu for some time now. This is because it's so easy to prepare and absolutely loved by my family.

Preparation time : 10-15 mins    4-5 servings

Ingredients :
2 pcs chicken breasts fillet
Mayonnaise (Japanese one is an ideal choice)
Salt and Pepper (optional)
Sesame oil (you can replace this with olive oil)

Method :
- To save time, boil the chicken fillet the night before. Slice it into thinner portions so that it doesn't take too long to cook the meat through. This would probably take 10-15 minutes.
- Once cooked, let the meat cool before chilling it in the fridge.
- Next morning, finely dice the meat before mixing it with the dressing.

- I've left the amount of mayo dressing, salt and pepper open as it will vary to individual tastes'. So please do a taste test before serving. For us, there's easily 2 tbsp of mayo and we love having it with loads of pepper! A little salt would also bring out the best in the chicken mayo flavor.
- Sesame oil is added for that subtle nutty flavor in each bite. Otherwise, olive oil would also do. Adding a little oil will not dry out the filling.
- Spread the mixture on the bread, topped with lettuce and enjoy this hearty breakfast meal!

Tips :
- If you have a few more minutes to spare in the morning, spread some butter on the bread and lightly toast it in the pan for an even tastier sandwich.
- You can also use the same versatile recipe for egg mayo sandwich or tuna mayo sandwich!
- Am sure there will be more than enough filling to make a sandwich for lunch so here's to savings too!

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Till the next post, have a wonderful day!


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