Advertorial– SkinnyMint

Ahhh what a great journey it has been. My year-long ambassadorship with SkinnyMint has finally come to an end. Sad to say goodbye but I’m so so thankful for the opportunities I’ve had and the wonderful people I’ve gotten to know from my work with SkinnyMint. :)

Gonna recap my awesome year with some pics on how I’ve enjoyed my SkinnyMint teas in my daily life…

If you’re new to this, SkinnyMint is a simple 2-step natural tea detox program:

Step 1 is the Morning Boost Tea every morning:

A special formulation of guarana, Green Tea & Yerba Mate to create a fruity and fresh tea blend.

Expertly created to maximize naturally occurring vitality boosting ingredients.

Step 2 is the Night Cleanse Tea every other night:

A special Night Time formulation of Ginger root, Lemongrass, Senna leaves, and Psyllium husk, combined to purify and detox the body.

The Morning Boost curbs your appetite and gives you more energy in the day, while the Night Cleanse helps to flush out and detox your system.

It’s super easy, you don’t have to diet, AND the ingredients are completely natural.

Personally, I’m not on a weight loss regime. I just want to maintain my ideal weight, which is not easy cause I snack a lot and have irregular meals that lead to binge-eating. Oops. Also, I definitely do not consume enough fibre (#meatlover) which results in me being constipated. SkinnyMint has helped me tremendously in detoxifying my body.

Disclaimer: I have a lot more pics of the Morning Boost cause whenever I take the Night Cleanse, I’m in bed and barefaced and about to sleep haha. It doesn’t mean I love the Night Cleanse any less.  It is in fact the MOST gentle laxative I’ve ever tried, none of the crazy cramps or cold sweat that laxatives typically are associated with.



This was when SkinnyMint had a promotion for people who just wanted to try the Morning Boost instead of the bundle that includes the Night Cleanse. Do follow them on Instagram at @skinnymintcom cause they have promotions and giveaways all year long!



On the set of Babe Of All Trades with the crew from Hello Productions(hello John, hello back of Vivian’s head lol). Think this was the interview segment of Ep 8 or 9 or 10 of BOAT(yes we film eps way before you see them online cause reality shows are SUPER tedious to edit!). They were getting the framing right and running the questions by me before filming, so there I was with my Morning Boost hehe.

In bed with the Night Cleanse. It has a slight herbal taste, due to the ginger root and lemon grass, but it doesn’t taste bad! Kinda warming and soothing. And I’ve reiterated this tons of times but I can’t say this enough: there’s no epic tummyache with this! Most people who have undergone some sort of teatox will tell you how bad the cramping and pain was, but this is really subtle! You’ll feel a mild churning in your belly telling you it’s time to go hehe. So PLEASE take this at night before you sleep, and NOT before some anniversary dinner or hot date LOL.


A lot of people ask me about my workout routine, but I don’t work out at all, and I’ve only very recently picked up yoga. I’m blessed with a small frame but I’m super lazy, so yeah I need all the help I can get outside of exercising lol. SkinnyMint is really really good for bloatedness, which I always get. Pictured here with the Morning Boost but I took the Night Cleanse the night before so credit has to go to it haha.


Fun fact: I own at least 30-40 bikinis but I can’t swim to save my life. I just love hanging by the pool and at beaches cause water calms me down. Plus I can never resist cute bikinis! 

Eric took these pics of me and no, I don’t always sit in a bikini in bed while doing work lol I’m usually in a giant sloppy tee and glasses #keepingitreal. Shoutout to SkinnyMint for the mint Macbook Air casing they got me a year ago when I first became their ambassador. I’m still using it now! Mint is such a gorgeous and soothing colour. :)

Talking about mint, these pics are from SkinnyMint’s 1-year-old party at Lantern in March! The dress code was something mint and the decor of the place was all in mint! Look at the balloons and even the cocktails! I rem I got an awesome door gift at the event: olive green and black Lululemon yoga pants that I wore for the OBS ep on BOAT hehe. If you ever have a chance to attend a SkinnyMint event, please go!

 From some throwback pics to the most recent ones from the set of a brand new playlist that’s coming out reallyyyy soon on my YouTube channel! Eric is my co-host and it’s fun, funny, cute and it’ll be such a blast! So excited for it to air already so please stay tuned! Unfortunately for us, Eric has a day job so we film on his free days which means many eps of filming in a single day. Here’s me with my Morning Boost for some much needed energy. My body doesn’t take coffee too well so I’m thankful for this perk-me-up without the usual side effects I get from coffee!

My brand ambassador image from a year back. Oh man, such memories… It’s so true though, the most important thing a girl wears is her confidence. I’m sure many of us would like to be skinnier/taller/prettier, but IMO making the best of what you have and being happy with yourself is far more important.

One of the things I love and admire about SkinnyMint is how they promote natural results with natural products, while championing a healthy lifestyle and spirit.

If you’ll like to give this teatox a try or stock up on your stash, go here:

On this ending note, I’d personally like to bring your attention to a fellow SkinnyMint brand ambassador Kylie Jenner’s recent Instagram posts on the #IAmMoreThan campaign. She’s been sharing stories of people from all walks of life dealing with each of their seemingly insurmountable problems and how they’ve beaten the odds and overcome them. Incredibly touching and inspiring.

Till next time, love and light to all. X



I’m not going to put an advertorial disclaimer because I wasn’t paid to do this post, in fact, they don’t even know I’m writing this. I’d like to clarify though, that my repairs for the scratches were sponsored and they asked me to do a shout-out on IG for them in return. I paid for the window gear repair. I’m doing this post because I’m EPIC grateful to them. More on this later… Also, this post is gonna contain a lot of Singlish. I can type in perfect English but I doubt it can convey the height of my emotions as succinctly.

So in Jan 2014, my dad and I(ok mostly me) wanted to get another car, and we bought a secondhand BMW from AutoTrust Traders at Turf Club. Great people there and awesome service btw!

I was naturally excited so posted 2 pics on my IG with my car plate(obviously deleted by now). Not sure if this led to people noticing and singling out my car or I’m just suay, but I got 2 deliberate long scratches, one on each side of the car zzz. Not at the same time la, happened within months of each other.

On top of that, my dear papa is getting old so his judgement isn’t so ace like before(I’m kidding, his driving has always been a bit wonky #sorrydaddy #Istillloveyouthemost). So we got some scratches on the bumper and sides of the car too. I think only one of these was my fault. But yeah, everyone who saw my car gave me the “Aiya you girl driver, confirm all you do one.” look hahahah.

After my dad scratched the side of the car, it looked really bad. And together with the deliberate scratches and previous damages, our beloved car just looked sooo sad.


Our first BM leh, so precious… :( And I decided it was time to get it all fixed.

I went to some mechanics at Autobay, this place in Kaki Bukit with many car workshops, to get a quotation. Actually, prices SHOULD be around the same cos they charge by how many areas they need to fix and paint. It’s not like they can just conceal a scratch with paint. For eg, if you have a scratch on your door, they have to paint the entire door after they fill up the scratch. So yeah not so easy! Also, depending on how bad the damages are and the manpower available at the workshop, your car might have to stay in “hospital” for several days and if you need a replacement car, that will add up in your total bill too.

One of the workshops I went to was Bluwel. A common friend introduced it to me, saying, “The owner’s son is my friend and he’s very handsome.” But that’s NOT why I went there la haha Mervyn(the owner’s son) is newly and happily married! I went cos they said they’ll take a look and give me a good price, which they did.

But because ALL the workshops said I needed to leave my car there for at least 3-5 days, I couldn’t leave it there that day and be carless. Bluwel was the only workshop that offered me a FREE replacement car but in a couple of days’ time, not that day itself. I told them ok I’ll consider it and left Autobay.

I went there expecting to pay and so did Bluwel haha. I never imagined a workshop would wanna sponsor my repairs, especially since my online following is mostly girls(I think?). But apparently, Mervyn spoke to his dad and his dad agreed to sponsor the repairs and try this online publicity approach. So yeah, Mervyn texted and said they’d like to sponsor all my repairs and if I can do an Instagram shout-out for the shop in exchange.

I agreed textually but didn’t get down to making an actual appointment. Why? Cos Mervyn is sort of a friend and it’s his dad’s shop, and I wasn’t very confident my IG ad could get them(a car workshop) enough traction in terms of sales or even awareness. Very paiseh if the IG ad doesn’t work well right?

I’m not the sort of person who just takes free things for the sake of it. I appreciate all my clients and sponsors who always think of me and send me stuff all the time, and I try my best to return the favour. If I had a choice, and I feel I can’t do much in return for ANY business, I choose not to take their money or products.

So there I was, still deciding if I should go to another mechanic and just pay(it wasn’t a huge sum: few hundred, not insignificant la but still affordable). And truth be told, I got caught up with work and kinda forgot about it haha.

Then came that fateful day. Eric, a few friends and I went for some drinks and to play pool at Tantric, and when we left the carpark, we had to insert the cashcard into the machine for the barrier to open.

Background story: my rear right window had been a bit mad. 2 weeks before that, a friend wound down that window and it refused to close! I panicked for those 5 mins or so, but thankfully it eventually went up, and I told everyone NOT to fiddle with that window, in case it couldn’t close again.

Back to the Tantric night. The designated driver(not me cos I had a couple of drinks) couldn’t reach the cashcard machine, so the guy at the back said, “I DO LA!” and before I knew it, he wound THAT window ALL THE WAY DOWN.

In that moment, 3 words flashed in my head:


Murphy’s freakin Law.

That window die also refused to come up. I don’t have a private sheltered parking lot. Can you imagine if it rained??? Or if someone tried to steal something in the car??? Or steal the entire car??? Okay, not very possible but I was crazy panicking.

It was 400am. My dog life.

I had no one to call at 400am omg. Nobody was awake, much less any chance of a workshop being opened. I just needed to park my car somewhere safe and sheltered till I could get it to a workshop first thing in the morning.

In my kancheong state, I remembered I was supposed to send it in to Bluwel to fix the scratches, and so I texted Mervyn, “Hey so sorry. I need to send the car in asap. My rear window cannot close and I have nowhere to park it! Can I send it in in the morning? You don’t need to fix it now but I need somewhere to park it”

I thought he’ll just reply in the morning and I proceeded to pack ALL my valuables in the car(damn a lot cos I have a lot of clothes and shoes that I always keep in the car for shoots) and unloaded them at home.

Within a few minutes, he replied! “Ok can no problem! What time will you be sending tomorrow?”

I was so shocked that he actually was awake lol and super relieved cos at least there was a car expert on the phone with me, even if nothing could be done there and then.

After a couple of texts, he said, “Actually can put now la, if you want lol”

Me: “Now? But what about the key?”

Mervyn: “I can go over take from you. Very near my place” (I later found out it’s not near at all! Super extra paiseh.)

Me: “Huh you sure?”

Mervyn: “Hmm yeah can be done”

I really damn not shy. 4am make people go car workshop to take the key from me. But I was really desperate then la! If it rained, I would literally have had a heart attack! Gah, so horrible just remembering that feeling now.

So yeah I went with my friend to Bluwel at 430am, and Mervyn was already there with his wife(then gf). They were awake cos their wedding was in 2 days and they were up prepping last min stuff, and she had a FACIAL MASK ON. Like really about to sleep already!

Can you imagine my heart when I saw her??? I’m very independent normally and I HATE to inconvenience other people. I don’t believe I’ve ever felt worse. (So sorry Eunice! You had your mask on the entire time, but trust me you all looked like angels lol.)

So yeah, there I was. Relieved my car was now safe and sheltered. And epic paiseh. They insisted on driving us out to take a cab(no replacement car then cos all were to be used for their wedding fleet!), and it was a pretty long ride cos my stupid unthinking mouth said “Just nearest mall will do” when near Kaki Bukit GOT WHAT MALL???

They eventually dropped us at a mall near their place(that’s how I know they don’t stay near Kaki Bukit at all haha), and that was the end of my dramatic night.

Mervyn was very on the ball and updated me the morning of their wedding that window gear had been fixed and they had started on the repair work for the scratches. And 2 days later, he texted to say I could pick it up! So much faster than they told me! They even polished my car after!

My midnight blue baby looking like the day I got her again!

So sparkly and new again!

BIGGEST THANK YOU to Mervyn and Bluwel Automotive.

The service was really beyond anything my heart can imagine. And it’s not just because it’s me. Mervyn says all of you who go to him and fix your damages there will get a free replacement car in the meantime. Usually it’s about $70 a day. He’s super nice and patient and won’t make you feel like a retard even if you don’t know anything about cars. Even if what you need isn’t offered by his workshop, he knows almost every other shop there and can help you get a better price than if you were to walk in yourself, eg you need to change your tyres and they don’t sell tyres. He’s like a really cool bro type, so I guess everyone at Autobay likes him haha.

If you have anything about your car that needs fixing, I personally recommend Bluwel. Tammy (@ohsofickle) also sends her car there, and she was a paying customer(not sure about now) so that’s a good sign they don’t anyhow quote exorbitant prices.

Also, I told Mervyn he’s gonna regret this but he said you all can call him if you have car trouble, so here’s his number: 96610302 (I saved it as “Mervyn Car Angel” HAHA). If he’s awake, he will attend to you. But TRY not to call in the middle of the night la, people just got married, need to make babies! Text first and please be polite!

I won’t say I’m the expert when it comes to cars, but this I know: if you love your car, who better to send it to than someone with so much heart?

Bluwel Automotive Service Pte Ltd
Autobay @ Kaki Bukit
1 , Kaki Bukit Ave 6, Blk C, #01-55, Singapore 417883

Other numbers to call cos Mervyn is not really an angel, he’s human and needs to sleep and eat like humans do:
6745 2088  Office
9755 2088  Kenny Yap
9488 7111  Kwang

Angels and humans all need to rest, so Bluwel is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Please share this post with with anyone who drives and tell them to remember the name Bluwel and save Mervyn’s number for a rainy day. You never know when you need some angels to rescue you. X