Monday, 30 June 2014

Philips Daily Touch!

I'm sure most of you own an iron at home. 

Got a phone call and ended up burning a hole on your clothes due to your neglected hot iron? CHECKED!
Clothes got damaged due to iron not suitable for fabric (like sequins or mesh)? CHECKED!
Scalded your hand with a hot iron? CHECKED!

I'm so thankful Philips sent me their new DailyTouch steamer cos it solves all my above problems. But first, let's look at some pictures (: 

It comes with both the clothes hanger and the bottoms clip hanger, so handy!

It also comes with a complimentary hand glove to protect your hands from the hot steam. How thoughtful of Philips! 
I love how the steam comes out continuously so there's zero waiting time. And it takes only 60 seconds to start up!

It's really easy to use! I didn't even have to read the manual to fix and use this steamer. Simply turn on the switch and you're ready to steam away! Of course, you will need to refill water before that (:

It's so easy and fast to get crease free clothes now and the best part is, I don't need to get my fingers scalded or have my clothes damaged anymore. So awesome cos I have a lot of fancy clothes which can't be ironed so the steamer is perfect for me. Also, the height of the steamer can be adjusted by adjusting the poles so tall people, don't worry! No more ironing or steaming till your back hurts!

DailyTouch is available in 3 colors. You can read more about it here.

Now here's your favorite part!

There's also a special discount for ALL TheJuiceMarket shoppers from July - Aug!
Make any purchase at TJM to receive a Philips voucher to purchase the DailyTouch Garment Steamer (Pop Pink colour) at a special price of $99 (UP: $189) at The Philips Experience Showroom. Limited to 1 voucher per receipt. Voucher is valid for redemption from 1st July – 29th August.

I'll also be doing a giveaway on @THEJUICEMARKET!
Follow these steps :

1. Follow @thejuicemarket and @philipssg
2. Post an ootd picture and tag both @thejuicemarket and @philipssg


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Friday, 27 June 2014



I'm back to continue my seoul travelogue! Sorry for the lack of personal updates and spam of ads. Just be a lil patient k? Won't have so many ads in July and will blog about Bali when I'm back :D

I've always LOVED historical sites especially palaces since my visit to Forbidden City (Wu gong) in Beijing years ago! There's something so reminiscent, old-fashioned and melancholic yet appealing. I am intrigued whenever I visit a palace cos I get to step on the actual ground the kings and queens stepped on. Sometimes, possibly the execution ground where innocent lives were robbed. The golden throne where kings sat and cold palace where princesses were exiled. I remember going to the well in China where Empress Cixi committed suicide. It was eerie but gratifying that I'm at the crime scene backdated to centuries ago. So just imagine my excitement prior to visiting the palace in Seoul.

Before visiting the palace, Frans and I decided to have the SUPER FAMOUS Tosokchon Ginseng Chicken, or otherwise known as Samgyetang. 

Exterior of Tosokchon.

Tosokchon serves authentic Ginseng chicken stuffed with glutinous rice and ginko nuts. The soup tastes light but the Ginseng chicken + rice have a richer taste, making the whole dish very pleasant and balanced. The dining experience was very unpretentious as well. We were seated on the floor with cushions/mats, just like those in Korean drama!

It's relatively easy to locate the restaurant especially with the help of google maps. If not, you can follow these directions.

1. Take exit 2 at Gyeongbokgung Palace station (Seoul subway line 3)
2. Walk on the main road for about 200m
3. Turn left into Jahamun-ro 5-gil road
4. Tosokchon is located 10m ahead on the left

Gyeongbokgung Palace is in the vicinity and we read online that it's the best palace in Seoul so we picked this!

Directions to Gyeongbokgung Palace :

1. Take exit 5 at Gyeongbokgung Palace station (Seoul subway line 3)
2. The palace is right ahead of you at the exit

If you're going from Tosokchon, you can just walk back to the subway station and take exit 5 (:

Entrance fee is 10,000 won and it entitles you to 4 palaces in Gyeongbokgung and Jongmyo shrine.

You can rent hanbok to take pictures but as you can see it was all taken so we didn't get a chance too :(

Gyeongbokgung was first built in 1395 and it was commonly referred to as the "Northern Palace". It is the grandest and most beautiful palace of all 5 palaces. Personally, I thought it was too "covered up" to be interesting. We could only look at the thrones from outside the window. That, I understand since it has to be protected and preserved but I feel that were very limited things to see. All I saw were different thrones, pavilion, and buildings that all look the same. I didn't see any cold palace, the food they used to eat, their ancient toilets, or anything dramatic which was kinda sad. I thought the forbidden city was a lot more in detailed than this.

Nonetheless, it was a beautiful place to snap some ootds hahaha. 

Doesn't this place reminds you of the long lane where eunuchs and palace maids scramble down when something bad happens to the princess? Hahahaha

Another throne

We explored the palace for an hour and escaped to Myeongdong for more shopping and eating after that! Ahhh how I miss the life heh. #citygirl



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Color : Dove
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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Samsung GALAXY S5 LTE [AD]

Well, guess who got her hands on the latest Samsung GALAXY S5 LTE???
When I first got news that Samsung wanted to sponsor me the GALAXY S5 LTE, I got so excited ‘cos I wanted to try out so many exciting features like the Selective Focus function and Beauty Mode on the 16MP camera, water and dust resistence, ultra power saving mode (I NEED THIS!!!) etc etc.

Before anyone starts using their brand new phone, we need to transfer our data such as music, contacts and photos into our new phone which can get rather troublesome.
The Samsung Smart Switch App makes the transfer into Samsung GALAXY S5 extremely simple and fast via PC or from the old phone (even if it’s an iPhone!!)!

It's a simple 5-step process and tadah, all your data in the Samsung GALAXY S5 LTC!

You can find out more information on the Smart Switch here:


And now, I'll start by sharing about the GALAXY S5 LTE camera.
Many of you girls will want to read this first too right hahah.

I'm pretty sure most of you face this problem of having your picture damn dark and only getting a silhouette without the details when you take the camera facing direct sunlight or light. The new Samsung GALAXY S5 LTE solves this problem with their Real Time HDR.

It's not very obvious in this photo but if you look carefully, the picture taken with HDR on is sharper.
Like more crystal clear effect?

Real-time, advanced HDR reproduce natural lighting and color with striking intensity at any lighting conditions!

The other function which is Fast Auto Focus is perfect for capturing moving objects without blurring.
Samsung says that this feature is so fast, its auto focus is up to 0.3 focus!!!!

Hence I tested it on my hyperactive dog! :D

Look at how clear the image is!!! And I swear it's damn hard to capture a decent clear picture of Oreo cos he's supersonic.

Another function which is also my favorite is the Selective Focus!
This is something I look for when I'm buying my digital camera and I'm surprised they have this in a phone camera now! Really WOW! Basically, it creates a professional looking image with shallow DOF, keeping the main subject of the photo in focus while blurring out the background. You can also edit the picture after capturing it, changing it from nearfocus to far focus and pan focus!

Pretty damn impressive isn't it???
It looks fresh off a semi-pro camera!

So, that's for the camera function.


Now, I'm sure that's not enough for you to buy a phone just yet.
How about a phone that's water and dust RESISTANT??
Don't believe me?

Yup, I poured water ON my phone!!! Still not convinced?
It's ok.

I dipped my GALAXY S5 LTE into a jug of water so I'm definitely not lying, cos it's my phone we're talking about!
I was honestly very apprehensive about it and was damn scared it would spoil after the dip but phone is still alive and kicking now!

When used with approved Samsung back covers and with the multipurpose jack closed tightly, the rubber-sealed design helps to keep dust particles out and protect against harmful ingress of water for up to 30 minutes of submergence at a depth of 1 metre. Equipped with a water resistant earphone jack, the GALAXY S5 LTE frees you to use earphones above water when the phone is wet or in water.


I don't know about you but my battery life always doesn't last me one entire day. I think it's cos I'm constantly on Instagram and whatsapp + I transfer photos from my camera to my phone a lot. And it's absolutely annoying when my phone dies, especially when I'm on a long bus ride home or when I need to make urgent calls. So Ultra Power Saving Mode is a life saver!!!

The Ultra Power Saving Mode turns the display of the GALAXY S5 LTE into greyscale and shuts down all unnecessary features to dramatically minimise battery consumption. It can even last up to 30 hours of standby time with just 10% remaining battery life. In this mode, only essential features are enabled by default such as Calls, SMS and Internet Browser. You can also add 3 more apps of your choice in this mode, i.e Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter and Calculator.


Think fingerprint! Fast and uncompromising!

The GALAXY S5 LTE comes with a fingerprint sensor which performs these functions :

1. Unlock the lock screen
2. Unlock Private Mode, a section of the phone that's kept private and hidden.

Here's an example of my private media folder! Good for those with lots of confidential and personal content ^^

3. Pay on PayPal via Fingerprint Authentication

I think this is the coolest and I love it cos I use PayPal quite a lot when I shop online. How convenient. Just swipe your finger, don't need to key in anything. Shopaholics can get lost in this hahaha.

Here's how you set it up :

Go to Settings.

Click on "Login Options"

Enable fingerprint login! You will also need to download "FIDO READY" app which will be prompted.


Ok this is a pretty cool function cos I've never seen anything like this before in other phone. Basically, Download Booster is an innovative Wi-Fi + 4G technology that boost data speed for concurrent download of large file of more than 30MB. With that, you can download content up to THREE TIMES faster compared to when using either 4G or Wi-Fi only!

Just gotta enable it (the one in red)!


Samsung GALAXY Life offers exclusive discounts and offers to GALAXY users. It ranges from restaurant discounts to gym trials to body massage offers! Super awesome, and I'm a sucker for such offers haha.

Signed in with my dad's account (hence the user says David) and I redeemed this 30% off for him to go pamper himself at Marriott Cafe! They got so many other exciting and tempting offers I spent such a long time scrolling through hehe.

Other than GALAXY Life which is a lifestyle app, GALAXY Gifts (worth US$500) lets you download awesome and practical apps for FREE! Some of them are really useful especially fitness addicts. They have apps like Lark and RunKeeper which act like a personal trainer and advisor on how to work out more efficiently.

Speaking of which, there are two particular app/functions I want to point out to fitness and health enthusiast.
It's the S Health app and Heart Rate Sensor! The S Health app simply helps you to set fitness goals and calorie intake. By using the pedometer and exercise modes, it's able to track your physical activities and calories intake. The heart rate sensor present at the back of your Samsung GALAXY S5 LTE helps to measure your heart rate. I've tried that out with my family members and it seems like mine's the fastest. Maybe cos I'm the youngest? Hahaha.

But I can't wait to try the S Health app since I'm starting my pilates classes tomorrow. Will share them with you the next Samsung post k! Stay tuned (:

In the meantime, If any of you are already keen on getting this baby, don’t miss out on this chance!!

Promotion at Samsung Experience Stores:

1) Purchase GALAXY S5 LTE in 16GB with contract
- Trade in current smartphone or tablet and get an additional $50 overtrade. (Limited Time only!)
- FREE 16GB micro SD card (worth $26) on a while stocks last basis

2) Purchase GALAXY S5 LTE in 32GB without contract and receive
- FREE Wireless Charging Kit (worth $108) on a while stocks last basis
- Battery Pack (worth $88) on a while stocks last basis

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