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Cheap Chic
Singapore
Living life fabulously on a budget
Interests: Beauty, shopping, food, lifestyle
Recent Activity
This is so cool... Need a new outfit but strapped for cash? Grab that shirt from your boyfriend's/ husband's / father's / brother's wardrobe. Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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Its been a month since my last post and just realized I forgot to write the "update" on Erlina's Vintage. To cut a long story short; my vintage online store is up and has been up and running for about 4 weeks and I'm steadily driving traffic to both the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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I'm so excited this is finally coming together! Erlina's Vintage is an online store specializing in vintage clothing and accessories from the 1950s to 1980s. Most of the items that will be sold are things that I've discovered while looking to fill my own closet; so I really hope vintage... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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I've been intrigued by stackable gem rings before but in a massive test of willpower - I've resisted all desires to purchase a set. Massive willpower = going to various Swarovski stores to try on the same set of rings over a span of 4 weeks; found a 15% discount... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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I'm often swayed by fashion trends and thankfully I don't have the budget to pursue them. There are some things that are worth spending your dollars on because you know you can get a lot of mileage out of them but there are also a lot of items that will... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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Weekends are my food experimentation days and this weekend I'm pretty pleased with my gourmet attempts at dinner - on the cheap. Lamb Chops with Chickpea Sauce & Couscous I've never enjoyed fatty steaks and meats; but there's something about its succulent meat and melt-in-your-mouth fats.. oh and mint jelly.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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Wide leg pants are another wearable trend I'm currently obsessing about. They've gone out of style for awhile, so I'm glad that they're finally back and I can take a breather from skinny jeans (pun intended). Last weekend Topshop had a 15% discount off full priced items for DBS/POSB card... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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Banana Bread I had some old bananas and found this recipe from smittenkitchen.com that didn't require any fancy baking equipment. They turned out a little dense for my liking, but its my fault for not following the instructions in exact order =P Nonetheless it was my breakfast and tea break... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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My work outfits have been remixed so many times they were starting to look really worn; so I knew it was time to update my severely stretched wardrobe with some fun, happy pieces. Although there's technically no such thing as spring in Singapore, I'm always looking forward to weather-friendly spring... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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Two of my current fashion obsessions - this personal style blog called Karla's Closet and soft, drop crotch, rolled up pants. Ok I must admit that my obsession with this item of clothing was largely inspired by her. Here's a couple of pics of her rocking the look: They're not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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Since I'm on the roll; I decided to try making Chicken Vindaloo for dinner, adapted from Jamie Oliver's recipe in his book - Ministry of Food. I don't think its published on his website, but I found another blogger who typed out the recipe here. Since I'm lazy and find... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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A few days ago I had an overwhelming desire to sink my teeth into a perfectly moist, warm buttery scone; halved and served with a generous dollop of jam & cream... Its been a long time since I've had a really nice scone - not the dry and crunchy kind.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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The more I learn how to cook; the more I'm starting to feel that eating out at restaurants are such a waste of money. Granted that not all my attempts to create a dish have been successful but so far I'm enjoying the process of experimenting with new ingredients and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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One of my favourite pasta dishes is linguine with clams in white wine sauce.. However at $26 per plate at an Italian restaurant, it doesn't seem like a value-for-money dish since it seems so simple to prepare. I've a fear of cooking clams and using wine. What if I don't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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So you have oily skin and your makeup doesn't last all day. You are either too busy or too lazy (like me) to touch up your makeup 4 times a day. Who wants to lug around a 10kg makeup purse everytime we go to the bathroom anyway? After trying different... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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No not the type of readings required for research or school work...I'd rather pour lemon juice in my eye than do anymore of that. I have over 10 blogs covering topics from food to street style to social media that I consider my "daily reads" and Bloglovin has made following... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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Mar 2, 2011
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If you're the same, you might find this Groupon offer very attractive: I would never buy the magazine full priced so this is a really sweet deal! Yeah there's tonnes of free food & cooking resources online but nothing beats the look & feel of a glossy magazine; at least... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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My search for quality drugstore makeup continues....I've recently tried a couple of eyeliners and the new Long Extreme Stiletto mascara by Maybelline. Loreal Super Liner - Instant Impact Felt Liner This is the first time I've tried a felt pen, usually I use a cream eyeliner or liquid liner. Why... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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Hello! A few weeks ago Watson's ran a promotion for Revlon's new Colorburst lipglosses so I was quite excited to try them out. I've reviewed a lipstick in the same line here and quite liked it a lot so I picked up 2 neutral shades to test out. Left: Buff... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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Last weekend I suddenly had this huge urge to make a chicken pie. So I set out to the supermarket and after an hour of prep work in the kitchen, this was the end result: Not bad for a first timer eh? Unfortunately I will not be opening a pie... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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I've been seaching for the perfect laptop sleeve - it had to be quirky, colourful and a reflection of my taste and personality. I've looked high and low but nothing captured my eye that made me go " I HAVE TO HAVE THAT!" Then one day; when I least expected... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2011 at Cheap Chic
since my last blog post. Its just been one of those periods when family, work, friends and personal down time was consuming so much energy out of me that I just wasn't up to do anything else. That doesn't mean I haven't been scoring any good bargains though.Thanks to lunch... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at Cheap Chic
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Drugstore makeup ahhh.. what's there not to like about cheap & good? The selection in Singapore is limited (and often quite expensive) but online retailers like Drugstore.com help to fuel my constant quest for good alternatives to the higher end stuff. Here's some of the items I've purchased and been... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2010 at Cheap Chic
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My room was starting to represent a junk yard, so I decided to clean it out; starting with my wardrobe. Typical of the 80-20 rule, I only wear 20% of my clothes, 80% of the time. Instead of keeping clothes that I hardly wore, I'll be selling all the clothes... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2010 at Cheap Chic