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#FeatureFriday – Meet our most petite Alpha, Shufeng!

   Category: Alpha, Feature Friday, Uncategorized |

Who’s excited for National Day? We know we are! We’ve covered so much on National Day Parade and all the happenings on Dayre that you could feel our excitement all the way across the screen.

Sharing our excitement for National Day is… Shufeng, our featured Alpha of the month! Going by the social media handle @PetiteKSF, no prizes for guessing that she’s really petite ;D She’s also one of our newest addition to the Churp Churp family so come along with us as we take you through Shufeng’s makeup inspirations, shopping tips and more!

1. Hi Shufeng, we hope July has been a good month for you! Do you have any July favourites?

Hello, same goes to all of you reading this :)

Talking about the month of July, I must say that it was a hectic one… But there is always room for July favourites!

Let’s start with makeup –  I’m extremely cautious when it comes to buying foundation as my skin is pretty sensitive to a lot of commercials brands. This time, Etude House did it again with their latest powder cushion which has won my heart over. I love how it transforms to powder within a few seconds the moment you apply it on your skin!

10/10 for this product because it really gives you a very natural finish. It’s my go-to product (holy-grail!) now and I really recommend this product to the ladies who are looking for a powdery and a more natural finish.

Skincare? Definitely The Wellness Clinic products right now. I’ve been applying all of these diligently every morning and night and am very confident to tell you guys that my skin has tremendously improved since then.

Moving onto retail brands – MDS is my favourite! Used to work with them for a few ads and now I’m happy to be a buying customer. The founder of MDS is also pretty petite so most of the clothes I get are mostly available in XS.  I’m sure I don’t have to explain much as MDS is almost everywhere!

So I guess that pretty much sums up my July favourites :)

2. Singapore Food Festival is currently ongoing! What are your favourite local dishes and where?

Hmm… when it comes to food, I’m very greedy. My favourite local dishes are Katong Laksa, Punggol Nasi Lemak and my all-time favourite… black carrot cake! They are the best, sooo cheap and yummy that you can just forget about all the cafe food out there.

3. With National Day just around the corner, tell us what you love about Singapore!

Speaking of National Day, I’m super excited to be celebrating with the Nation this 9th August! This year, I have the privilege to catch NDP preview on 30th July all thanks to Churp Churp  :)

This question came up often in class. Despite how expensive the country is, I still think it is a blessing to be living in this tiny red dot. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the peaceful sleep we get every day and getting home safely even when it’s 3AM in the morning.

Being born in Singapore has made me reflect on a lot of things – e.g. we don’t get natural disasters like tsunami or earthquake and security here is very tight (which we should not take for granted). Singapore Armed Forces are all very well-trained and without their contributions and hard work all these while, I doubt Singapore will be this safe.

I guess the best part about growing up in Singapore is the transportation.  The government has made it so convenient for all of us! Travelling around with just Red, Green and Purple Line back then and now? We even have the blue and orange line! Not forgetting buses as well. I remember getting a bit lost with my friends when we first started taking the orange line, lol. #itwasthecoolestadventureever

4. Do you have any source of inspiration for your everyday makeup?

Shufeng

If you want me to describe my everyday makeup, I would say it’s more towards the Japanese style. They are very focused on eye makeup and I have been into them since I was 18 (young and vain, very sure it’s genetic. Lol) YouTube was one of the sites I surfed very often. I started putting on makeup with just $2 Daiso products; those were the only makeup products I could afford with no part-time job back then haha.

I have to admit that SOME of the makeup products on the shelves ain’t that bad and the first foundation I started using was Silkygirl! My puberty came late, so no concealers needed at that point of time lol. #thisisarealjoke

As you can see, makeup trends are ever-changing, I look for inspirations through magazines and Youtube these days. Ponymakeup and Bubzbeauty are a couple of my favourite YouTubers whom you should totally follow!

5. Lip products have been all the rage these days, do you have any favourite lippie you swear by?

NYX lippie

YES. It’s NYX Ombre Lippie and Colourpop!

NYX Ombre Lippie – What I really love about these lippies is that there are two colours in one stick. One is a lighter shade while the other is a darker shade. You’re able to create very beautiful ombre lips and rock your weekend with just that one stick. The best part is, it comes in lots of colours for you to choose from. Pigmentation wise? 10/10. NYX has been one of my favourite cosmetic brands so far. Cheap and good!

Colourpop – I guess I don’t have to explain much about this highly raved lipstick! It’s everywhere, like literally everywhere. The colour, pigmentation etc is worth every penny! I still have lots of unopened ones and intend to do a giveaway someday.

6. Describe your dream holiday!

(Picture credit to dreamingofmaldives.com)

Dream holiday? I really need one so badly! Maldives is my dream holiday. Imagine waking up to such a beautiful scenery, disconnected from the internet world with just the lovely blue sea, you and chilling with the fishes – sounds ideal. Definitely putting this dream vacation on my bucket list!

p/s: A partner to complete this holiday would be even better, hahahaha. :p

7. As a shopaholic, any shopping tips for girls who are petite just like you?


I feel that it is important to be comfortable in our skin and wear whatever that is comfortable. To me, fashion has no rules. You are what you wear, be comfortable and let no one tell you how you should dress. It’s ok not to be perfect, it’s perfectly ok not to have a Victoria’s Secret model body too.

My wardrobe is in a huge mess, it’s insane and I don’t even want to think about it. My best shopping tips I can give for petite ladies are:

  • To look taller, nude heels are the way to go. I feel they definitely help to “lengthen” your legs, especially in photos. I own like 3 to 4 pairs of similar nude heels, never sick of them!
  • Try to avoid midi skirts, they will make you look shorter and tinier as a person, not many petite girls can pull that off.
  • Never get an oversized bag, it’s like a hell-no. BUT, it’s perfectly ok for you to get an oversized tee, they are very comfortable and common now. I’ve been digging that lately.
    (Best tip: Get your boyfriend’s shirt, you can save some money. Lol)
  • Do try to avoid tea-length dress as it isn’t ideal for petite women. You might want to be a little bold and show some skin. Get a dress around or above your knee length. It will make you look taller. Just because we don’t have a supermodel body, that doesn’t mean you don’t have the rights to flaunt your petite body. Aye.
  •  Jumpsuits are my favourite! My main tip in picking jumpsuits? Prints. I always avoid jumpsuits that have too many prints. Block colours and simple colours are good as they’re very flattering on petite women.

Yep, I guess that’s all I can think of right now. You can always hit me up on my social media platform if you need any tips! I might pop out some new ones for you. Sharing is caring 😉

8. Your adorable Shih Tzu has been popping up on your social media platforms! Do you have any advice for potential dog owners?

Ah, that naughty little boy! I personally feel that having a pet dog at home requires a lot of attention but they can play a big part in relieving your stress after a long day at work too. If you’re getting a pet at home, always make sure you do your simple accounts. Having a pet can burn a hole in your pocket, so be ready for this.

Besides all the fun, there’s a lot to consider before having a pet dog at home. The medical expenses, approval license, monthly food expenses, grooming expenses, toys, training expenses and miscellaneous expenses that will cost a bomb in the end.

9. This might be random but what is your #1 song on your playlist?
Secret Love Song by Little Mix!

10. Lastly, what’s one thing people don’t usually know about you?

I had moles near my eye area when I was a kid. I finally got them lasered away when I was 18. It was so ugly and irritating! I guess my Secondary school friends can vouch for that, lol!! The fortune teller also pointed out that the moles near my eye area symbolized something bad but I can’t really remember what it is. Hence, I got it lasered for good. In fact, I feel much more confident when I head out now.  I used to lock myself up as I hated getting unnecessary stares and comments when I was out. I was so insecure when I was young! Thank god, it’s all over now.

 

Yes, Maldives is one of our dream holiday destinations too! Hope you enjoyed getting personal with Shufeng, do check out her blog and social media platforms for peeks into her life. Don’t forget to follow her on Dayre too :)

That’s all we got this week, have a Churp-y weekend all!



Let’s wrap up the second quarter of 2016!

   Category: Alpha, Event, Latest Update, Singapore, Social Media Scene, Uncategorized |

We’re embarking on the second half of 2016 already and before we look forward to the future and step up our game to conquer whatever that comes our way, it’s equally important to take time to rewind and reflect on the good and the bad; learn from the mistakes made and give yourselves a pat on the back for the accomplishments! Let’s relive some of those moments we had through the past months:

 

  1. We got up close and personal with our friends on Dayre!

Just a month back, Dayre (@blog), in collaboration with General Assembly, held its first “Meet The Influencer” event where the audience were able to meet some of their favourite Dayre personalities. We headed down to support our sister company as well as the invited panel speakers, Gillian, Jie Hui, Bertilla, Shuying & Mong, where they discussed how Dayre impacted not only their lives but their readers as well. It was such an insightful session and the audience were really participative. Well done all!

 

  1. #NetccentricxNDP2016

We are once again proud to partner with the National Day Parade (NDP)’s committee this year where we get to receive first dibs on all things related to our nation’s birthday celebration! More than just the fun pack, there were so many interesting elements to this year’s NDP media event that we couldn’t help but share it on Dayre. As 9th August nears, stay tuned for more on our platforms!

 

  1. Naiise opens at The Cathay

Just last month, our partner, Naiise, opened its sixth & largest store. So what went on at the opening party? In true Naiise style, there were so many interesting hands-on activities and what’s more? Complimentary Maki-san rolls, drinks and even live music to entertain us all night long!

Kudos to them as our Alphas, Jocina, Tiq, Brenda & ourselves had a really NAIISE night 😉 Check out their latest stores at:

📍The Cathay

2 Handy Road, The Cathay #B1-08

Singapore 229233

12pm-10pm daily

📍Suntec City

3 Temasek Boulevard,

Suntec City North Wing #01-477

Singapore 038983

11am-10pm daily

 

  1. Lepak-ed at Lepark!

LEPARK

Together with our Alphas Brenda, Jie Hui & Isaac, we were invited down for a food-tasting session at Lepark where we enjoyed every single item from their latest menu. Loved the chill vibes of the place too! Thanks again, Lepark :)

 

  1. Vera on HerWorld!

VERA HERWORLD

Spotted Vera‘s SK-II feature on HerWorld? She shared her journey to success and the struggles she faced along the way. For all the aspiring style bloggers out there, here’s where you can gain some insights on tackling obstacles & getting your name out there! Head on over to http://bit.ly/CCVeraxHerWorld for more & on how you can #changedestiny 😉

 

  1. Alpha Updates!

KELLY PREG

Biggest congrats to our mum-to-be Kelly! We can’t wait for the arrival of #jellybean (derived from the hashtag she shares with her husband, Justin! J + elly = #jellylove)  and we’re pretty sure Kelly’s gonna rock being a mum!

We’re so happy for Jazreel who recently tied the knot with her uni sweetheart! We wish them a blissful marriage ahead filled with great adventures as they embark on a new phase of their lives together, may their love for each other continue to blossom every day.

In partnership with Garuda Indonesia, Liting Brianna and Bloggeratis Mong & Charlene embarked on their first media trip to Medan! It was definitely an interesting cultural experience for them and the key takeaway? The friendships forged! Read more about their travels on their platforms.

 

Huge thanks to Cebu Pacific, some of the Bloggeratis and our Alpha, Jason experienced a taste of Davao City! They tackled a series of challenges from sliding down huge water slides to cycling on air and more. No idea what Davao City is all about? Let Nuffnang SG and Jason share with you their take on Davao!

 

  1. Let’s welcome the babies of the Churp Churp family!

Melina Irwan

Melina channels both sweet & edgy styles, her mixed looks (of Chinese & Malay descent) easily makes her stand out from the crowd. Check out her social media feed & blog for all things fashion & beauty as well as a touch on her personal life.

Jucia is greatly adored for her demure demeanour and girlish charms. She exudes elegance and has an eye for the finer things in life that includes her taste in fashion and her flatlay curations online, something she’s always been passionate about. Currently working on her clothing label, life is starting to get more exciting for Jucia!

Kai1

Kai stands out from the crowd with his model good looks and style. He has an eye for the finer things in life and enjoys playing up his fashion choices. In addition to his several online retail businesses on hand, he’s currently on his way to creating his own clothing label.

Jamie exudes elegance and confidence wherever she goes. Her down-to-earth and carefree personality transcends her exotic good looks that stand her out from the crowd. An accountancy graduate from NUS, she’s looking to explore the depths of the earth, satiating her wanderlust.

Shu Feng is well-loved by her followers for her sweet demeanour. Look out for Shu Feng’s social platforms, blog and her Youtube channel as she documents everything fashion, beauty and lifestyle!

Samantha aspires to be the ultimate #GirlBoss. Her ambitions are translated across her well-curated feed where she takes charge of everything and constantly seeks perfection. Stay tuned to her feed for all things fashion, beauty and also a sneak peek into her luxury lifestyle.

 

We hope you had a good second quarter of 2016! Let’s work hard & play hard, there’s still time to make your year count. Have an awesome week ahead, Churpers!