Vera Mao

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10 Day Itinerary in Morrocco

Posted on: Monday, December 4, 2017

It is hard for me to even know where to start writing on my 10-day itinerary in Morocco, as the time spent was simply amazing and cannot be fully encapsulated in words. I based my travel itinerary very closely to this one from Salt in Our Hair – They are a travelling couple and I really love their travel guides. Read more for the list of places I have visited, and you can also download them usin...

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3D2N Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech

Posted on: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

There are many tour companies online offering desert tours and many of these range from Fes to Marrakech or Marrakech, or simply Marrakech 3 days round trip etc. However, I would absolutely recommend going with Morocco Excursions, and request for your driver to be Hamid!He was such good fun to have around - he totally gets our humour and always cracks jokes with us, and he shares with us abou...

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A Weekend Retreat to Capella Singapore

Posted on: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

I have to admit - Capella is my favorite hotel in Singapore. The old colonial house on a hill, paired with modern architecture in its spacious rooms,  three swimming pools including one big lap pool, and really world class service is its winning formula. Oh, and also for the fact that it is set in lush greenery in Sentosa, offering a nice respite from the city.Upon check-in, myself and Becca ...

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Vera Tries - Review of The Chelsea Clinic Picosure Laser Facial

Posted on: Friday, October 27, 2017

I have tried a number of various lasers such as the Duo Yellow laser, CO2 fractional laser and also rejuvenation laser. Thus far, the one I prefer the most is the Duo Yellow laser, as there is no down time and your complexion gets progressively brighter over time, together with a smoother skin texture as well. However, with all these lasers, you have to go for 5-6 sessions in order to see a visibl...

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Insider Tips to Fes 2 Days

Posted on: Friday, October 6, 2017

Fes is traditionally known as the cultural capital and home to the world's first university, University of Al Quaraouiyine, which was established in 859AD. Besides religious studies, the university also focused on math, science and language, and hosts student quarters within its compounds as well.Besides the university, Fes also has the highest number of medersas (religious schools) in Morocco, he...

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Guide to Marrakech Mastering the medina and chaos

Posted on: Sunday, September 3, 2017

Marrakech was a riot of colors, sights and sounds – You will experience the orchestrated chaos of the traffic and the endless vendors peddling goods in the souks. The main sights are mainly located in the medina, while Palmarie houses all the upscale luxury hotels (great for relaxation) and the new town of Marrakech is located in the Gueliz district, where you will find locals living.We stayed w...

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Vera Tries - Resurrecting my brows with Browhaus

Posted on: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Some people like Cara Delevigne, just have perfect brows. But unfortunately most of us mere mortals don't. I, for one, have uneven brows - My left brow is higher than my right brow, and the hair is quite sparse, so I cannot live without brow powder. So I was really looking forward to try the new Brow Resurrection menu offered by Browhaus -- The new menu takes into consideration your skin type...

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How to Create Your Own Yoga Retreat in Ubud Bali

Posted on: Monday, June 12, 2017

Bali is one of those places that I can never get bored of visiting, simply because it has such a good vibe about it. My favorite places near the coast would be Seminyak, with all its hip designer boutiques, and then Canggu, which is more laid back.But going into central Bali, and you'd come across Ubud, which is an amazing congregation of both locals and expats, many of which are very into yoga an...

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Vera Tries - Z-Lipo with Clifford Clinic

Posted on: Sunday, June 4, 2017

I have always had pockets of fat just above waist, and also on my thighs no matter how hard I worked out. I'm a classic Pear shape - I tend to gain weight easily on my butt and thighs, before moving on to my tummy and my arms almost never gain weight. Because of that, I've always felt my body was imbalanced and I would try hard to maintain my weight to keep it from looking any more so. So when I w...

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Refined Elegance & Talking Namecards

Posted on: Sunday, June 4, 2017

Raffles Hotel is still one of my favorite spots within the city in Singapore. Set amidst all the high rises, it is a piece of history after having been converted from an old colonial house. I thought it was very befitting to wear this little black dress from Cmeo that I would like to call The Tulip thanks to its petal-like folds. Paired with this soft leather handbag from Mango.What's in My BagHer...

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Vera Tries - IPL Hair Removal at EstheClinic

Posted on: Sunday, June 4, 2017

I first did IPL when I was 17 years old - I did IPL on my arms and legs as I used to be a very hairy kid (true story). It was impacting on my self confidence and myself and mom made the decision to do permanent hair removal. It was a painful 6 - 7 months process - There were multiple times when my skin got burnt, as the IPL light was really strong and it was delivered in "shots" one area by area.F...

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Sponsored Post - How to get Bikini Body Ready

Posted on: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

It's the Chinese New Year long weekend soon - meaning it's time to jet off for another quick beach getaway.Sharing some images shot in the beginning of this year during my first long cruise to Langkawi and Penang. A lot of us has body insecurities and for me it's my stretch marks on my butt (due to growth spurts when I was young), and also some cellulite on my upper things, which is especially pro...

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Sun, Sea and Flip Flops

Posted on: Saturday, December 10, 2016

On my recent trip to Bali, I packed on my flip flops but this time, these ones were able to last me throughout my trip no matter how long I walked the whole day. The usual plastic flip flops would always hurt my feet with the plastic in between my toes after working with it the whole day, but this pair from Ozify were seriously the most comfortable ones I've worn.Ozify is an Australian beach footw...

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Janice Wong - Whimsical Lunch Menu Review

Posted on: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Janice Wong has always been someone whom I have admired, not just for her craft and creativeness - This woman can make anything out from chocolate. But I also admire her for her determination and capacity to take risks, such as starting out her own restaurant, after 10 years of operations of 2am: dessert bar.Located at National Museum, Janice Wong's restaurant operates as both a dining space, as w...

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Rexults Clinic Review & Morning Skincare Regime

Posted on: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

My morning routine usually comprises of me putting on some happy music first and then the first thing I get done is to wash my face and put skincare, so I thought I'd share with you some of the products which has helped me in refining my skin texture and keeping my combination skin in check.My skin is Oily in the T-zone and slightly dryer on the cheeks area, so like most people, I have combination...

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Rexults Clinic Review & Morning Skincare Regime

Posted on: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

My morning routine usually comprises of me putting on some happy music first and then the first thing I get done is to wash my face and put skincare, so I thought I'd share with you some of the products which has helped me in refining my skin texture and keeping my combination skin in check.My skin is Oily in the T-zone and slightly dryer on the cheeks area, so like most people, I have combination...

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Black, White and Everything Else Boardroom Look

Posted on: Saturday, September 3, 2016

Wearing Pleat Collar Top from Toki Choi, Pleat Sequin Skirt from Sandro Paris, Long black vest from Motifs Official and Stacked block heels from AldoWhen in doubt, I always go in black and white as they are neutral colors that never fails, especially in the office. I try to add some details in my outfits either through accessories, or through subtle detailing such as pleating, sequins, fabric and...

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Black, White and Everything Else Boardroom Look

Posted on: Saturday, September 3, 2016

Wearing Pleat Collar Top from Toki Choi, Pleat Sequin Skirt from Sandro Paris, Long black vest from Motifs Official and Stacked block heels from AldoWhen in doubt, I always go in black and white as they are neutral colors that never fails, especially in the office. I try to add some details in my outfits either through accessories, or through subtle detailing such as pleating, sequins, fabric and...

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How to Dress for Summer

Posted on: Monday, August 29, 2016

It's that time of the year again where it gets unbearably hot in Singapore. Usually people complain that the weather is the one that deters people from dressing up, but I beg to differ.Summer is the time when you can get to show more skin and be creative in what you wear! Hemlines get shorter and shoulders get bared. This off-shoulder dress from Toki Choi perfectly fits the summer theme - it's lig...

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How to Dress for Summer

Posted on: Monday, August 29, 2016

It's that time of the year again where it gets unbearably hot in Singapore. Usually people complain that the weather is the one that deters people from dressing up, but I beg to differ.Summer is the time when you can get to show more skin and be creative in what you wear! Hemlines get shorter and shoulders get bared. This off-shoulder dress from Toki Choi perfectly fits the summer theme - it's lig...

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