Thursday, April 10, 2014

Rakuten SG


If you haven't already known.... Rakuten has finally launched in Singapore!




What is Rakuten?
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading e-commerce companies and they just had a soft launch on 3rd December 2013 in Singapore, providing local consumers and businesses an e-commerce platform providing high quality merchandises from both Japanese and Singaporean merchants. They offer a wide array of products ranging from electronics, apparels, beauty products, food and beverages etc..! High quality merchandise shipped from Japan to suit local consumers not readily available on other e-commerce sites. In addition, registered members stand to earn Rakuten Super Points loyalty programme.

Rakuten provides other e-commerce services for B2B, B2B2C and even travel!


If you are a fan of japanese products (like me!), you would be happy to know that you literally have a one stop station for all your shopping and necessities!

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When Rakuten launched in December 2013, I had the privilege of shopping for gifts for myself, as well as MY READERS! <:




Here's what's for you guys!


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YES,  A nano block camera in the beautiful red! No kidding. I wish I could keep this for myself, but I didn't and I'm giving ONE of this away to you guys!







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A briefcase camera pouch. which I cannot help but kept one for myself. :D Even my mom loves this. Hehe







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Another camera pouch in the shape of a vintage camera! I kept this for myself as well <: It doesn't just work as a camera pouch, you can even double it up as coin pouch!




How to be eligible for the giveaway?


To qualify,
1) Sign up for an account for FREE at Rakuten Singapore's Website HERE. 

2) Like Rakuten SG's Facebook Page
3) Like Smittenpixels Photography's Facebook Page


Lastly,


4) Drop me an Email @ fiona.sng@hotmail.com

  • With the header:   Rakuten Giveaway
  • Pass me the email address that you have used to sign up for the Rakuten account for verification purposes
  • With the print screen to indicate that you have liked Smittenpixels Photography's Facebook account 
  • This is optional but it is also a BONUS: But you may tell me anything about yourself, and how you started reading this space so that I can get to know more about you. (:

Giveaway ends on 19th April 2014 23:59.


I will choose 3 winners in total, 1 of you will walk away with the Nanoblock camera, and the other 2 will be receiving the adorable camera pouches. 




Good luck guys!



Do visit Rakuten Singapore and embark on your shopping spree now!

xx

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

For the boy's 25th



















In an attempt to document down the process of me hand-making a scrapbook last year for D's 25th birthday, which obviously didn't follow through. I had wanted to combine these images into a video, but time got the upper hand and I was basically racing against it throughout the month I spent doing this.

It's been a long time since I last handcrafted, because each scrapbook takes me a few months to do at least but it's what I love doing since I was 16, and I pride myself in the fact that I use mostly scrap materials I find at home and cheap stickers that I source and collect over time cause I don't believe in overspending on these materials when I can make myself or find cheaper alternatives. I am lucky too, to have found someone who loves handmade gifts more than material goods. Never once have I had someone who bugs me to do make a card or scrapbook for him as much as D did, and I'm blessed.

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As promised, I will be doing a giveaway in my next post! Stay tuned because I have some really adorable gifts up for grabs! <:

xx

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Love is not a state of being. It's a house that takes up the whole world.






























Angela and Greg may be no stranger to you at all. Angela is the owner of Lace & Ebony, and the blogger ambassador of Etude House. You might even remember seeing quite a bit of her on my space before because I love working with her over the past one year, and we always have this sort of chemistry and the same end in mind that we want for the images. I've also met Greg through our photoshoots which he will find time to come and help Angela out as and when his time permits. It's really nice because Greg has always come off as a really quiet person to me, but over time, we've found common grounds for our topics and I've also witnessed the love and dedication between these two busy individuals and how much effort they put in to balance every aspects in life just so they would have sufficient time for each other.

They are without a doubt, one of the easiest couples to shoot till date. I said so because, I barely needed to guide them and I will find them lost in their own conversations and each other. All that is needed is for me to find a corner and snap away. We got lucky with the petals that we found along the way and put it to good use. The last shot is undoubtedly one of my favourite shots ever. (: The unexpected things do turn out to be the best at times.

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I shot Angela and Greg way more than half a year ago in 2013 (I'm really trying to keep up with my updates!), and over this half a year I've had the privilege of meeting more crazy, kind and gorgeous couples and made more photographs I could share on this space. In the next few months, I've aplenty of exciting new plans coming up and it will be a matter of time before all of you get to share my joy together.

xx




Monday, March 17, 2014

Adv: Simplicity Nails






My recent obsession with any and everything white has got me to choose this set of white-based gelish as my new nails. I love it that over the course of the past few months, Trina has got to know me better that she was able to guess what I'd like and propose the designs to me. It was a pleasant surprise when we came to consensus on a set of Chanel inspired nails. This set features a variety of designs that both of us had in mind, with the middle finger drawn and painted to be a Chanel Jacket and my pinky with my name 'Fee'. (: My other favourite is the camelia flower on my fourth finger. That, is no sticker! Everything was hand drawn.


All due credit to the talented Trina from Simplicity Nails for this crazily pretty set which I've gotten countless compliments for. My friends literally grab my hands and ask me who did them for me. (:

Simplicity Nails is located at the western side of Singapore, so all you westies please look for her should you like to do your nails! I promise you it wouldn't disappoint!


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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Martrimony of Sangeetha and Birgen





























Last August, I took on my first lifestyle interracial wedding ever and it was for Sangeetha and Birgen at Fort Canning. It really piqued my interest as I've never taken an interracial wedding before, and I was extremely pleased that they wanted to engage me because they like my lifestyle approach towards weddings and many of the shoots I've done which was exactly in sync to what they had wanted. Nothing too posey, nothing staged. It was all in the name of family, friends, fun and flowers! Exactly how I would love my future wedding to be like as well!
 
Sangeetha and Birgen had met in Singapore when they were still studying here. Over the years, the couple had been maintaining a long distance relationship until in 2013, the couple reunited once again in Singapore to tie the knot and got their love nest ready. Unlike most weddings I've taken, they have already held the hindu traditional wedding the day before at the temple which explains why the couple had henna paintings on their arms. What was most heart warming was how well both families could get along, and how much respect they had for each other's tradition and beliefs. I was in disbelief how everyone seemed to know everyone there, and they all had tremendous fun at the photo booths and dancing around to the music the DJ was spinning.
 
Looking at the picture really makes me laugh, because I can still vivdly remember all the fuzzy happiness and spontaneity the guests displayed that night that turned the place into a dance floor. Lastly, it was also an honour to be able to work with Sarah from Poppyflora Studio where I got to witness the hard work Sarah and Heather had put in to transform the place magically in a matter of a few hours with pompoms, flowers and very adorable and creative food and beverage stations. Chloe Choo, was also present that day at the Bitesize Monster waffle station to mend the booth and make waffles for the guests. I hope I get to work with them again sometime soon! #sothaticanhavelotsofwafflestoeat. I kid! It's always an experience being able to work with creative  people that are nice as well. It's rare nowadays for people to be kind and talented altogether.
 
I hope this set of pictures make you happy viewing them like how it made me feel even after a good whole 7 months.
 
xx