TOP 3 ROMANTIC WEEKEND GETAWAYS THAT HELP YOU EARN MILES

What is better than a weekend time out from the hustling bustling of city life? Let us share more than just the perfect getaway selection – we have recommendations just for you that will make your getaway worthwhile!

Additionally, at the end of the article, we will also show you how you can earn miles with Mileslife, a lifestyle+travel mobile app which allows members to earn their preferred frequent flyer miles from everyday spending, on top of your credit card earnings!

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TOP 5 WATERPROOF MAKEUP MUST-HAVES!

Remember that pool party that you wanted to go very badly but you never got the chance to because you want to look your best with your makeup on while you enjoy your time there.

Finding the right makeup is definitely not an easy task. There are so many brands and varieties you can choose from. Not to mention, the underlying concerns when you are afraid that your makeup will be ruined and smudged upon contact. But do not worry, we have just the solutions for you!


M.A.C Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof foundation

Ranked #1 Waterproof Foundation!

Splash Fest Waterproof Makeup

M.A.C Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof foundation is ranked number one for a reason. It is known for their long-lasting foundation (approximately lasting for 15 hrs) and its non-comedogenic property that makes it ideal for humid weather like our sunny island’s – making it perfect for beach parties all year round!

Where to buy: Sephora ION and MAC outlets


Amazonian Clay Waterproof 12-hour concealer

Splash Fest Waterproof Makeup

Worried about your dark circles or blemishes? This is a complete win as this concealer from Tarte is known to battle lasting hours, and on top of that, having a complete coverage – say goodbye to your fears!

Where to buy: Sephora


One of the MOST important features – your eyes! Remember, they say eyes are the windows to one’s soul – you don’t want to look tired and bare on the eyes! Well, fret not! We introduce:

Makeup Ever Aqua Smoky Lash Waterproof Mascara

Splash Fest Waterproof Makeup

Besides the waterproof factor of this mascara, not only does it open up your eyes, it also gives your lashes more volume and length for that dramatic effect you want to go for to stand out at a pool party!

Where to buy: Sephora


Kat Von D Tattoo Liners

Splash Fest Waterproof Makeup

Love water rides but also your catliner? Try Kat Von D Tattoo Liners which aims to keep your winged eyeliner in place!

This tattoo liner stays true to its name – melt-resistant, waterproof and perfect for long wear!

Where to buy: Sephora 


 

We’ve covered the minimum, but what is truly the most important highlight that shapes each face?

You’ve guessed it – the eyebrows!

Tarte: Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Pencil

Amazonian clay waterproof brow pencil

This eyebrow pencil is not only ideal for everyday use. The applicator makes the outcome look soft and natural – you don’t want to go too hard on the brows!

Where to buy: Sephora 


Aqua Rouge Waterproof Liquid Lip Color

Splash Fest Waterproof Makeup

Aqua Rouge Waterproof Liquid Lip Color is everything a lady wishes for – it has a wide range of 12 colors you can choose from!

Other than its extremely long-lasting quality, it is highly pigmented and has a matte finish. Ladies, always opt for a matte look at a beach party to stand out!

Where to buy: Makeupforever


Of course, it will be a hassle if you had to go from one place to another to get all these must-haves for your year-end parties! The best part, we’ve left it to the last, is you can get all these items at just one place – Sephora! (except for the waterproof lipstick)

Now that you have these items, the next step is to find the right event to turn up at where you can make good use of them!

Splash Fest 2017

Check out the SplashFest 2017 – biggest singles’ pool party of the year at Adventure Cove Waterpark, on 11th November! F&B, free carnival games, exclusive access to rides in the dark – all covered in just one event!

Looking pretty isn’t enough, you’ve got all the unicorn floats you’ll ever need for your Instagram worthy shots! On top of that, get ready for a splashin’ fun night with carnival games and exclusive promos from Shopee!

Get your BFFs ready for the biggest party of the year! Find out more here! 

5 Damn Worth It Dining Experiences that include earning miles!

If you are looking into spending an unforgettable dining experience with your date, the answers to your queries are here. Here are the top 5 restaurants to bring your date to for an amazing dining experience! Besides that, the food choices are worth every penny and minute of your time. The recommendations are hand-picked based on ambience, food quality, location and service, a package deal for you and your date to enjoy your time together!

These are fantastic choices regardless of occasions – just a different dining experience, celebrations or a romantic night out with your date. The best part of it is all these places under our curated list will allow you to earn miles, on top of your credit card earnings! Simply pay through Mileslife and start clocking your miles.

Download the Mileslife App (ios / android) now and be rewarded with 1000 bonus miles for your first purchase on Mileslife, with a qualifying spend of S$49 within 30 days of registration, using the promo code GaiGai. This promotion is only valid from 1 Oct to 30 Nov 2017, so hurry now!

 

D’Good Cafe

D’Good Cafe is a London-inspired cafe which has a cozy atmosphere perfect for brunch or lunch at Takashimaya. D’Good Cafe is well-rated in food blogs and recommended by many others who have reviewed it to be the ideal place to chill and socialize. They serve an extensive selection of western cuisines such as all-day breakfast and fresh bakes.

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How to Get Ready for a Date in Just 15 Minutes

Make yourself attractive and seductive in a flash.

When you ask a girl on a date, she will think about it days or hours before. She imagines herself indulging in a nice bath, perhaps wearing a face mask before she puts on her makeup. She wants to look and feel good before the date, so she’ll primp and pamper herself.

Unfortunately, you need at least an hour to do that.

Most of us don’t have the luxury of time before a date. Either work, family, or accidents come in between. We’re lucky to have at least 30 minutes and we start to feel frantic if we have anything less than that.

In this blog, we at Beauty Insider will show you how to get ready for a date in 15 minutes or less. We will teach you how to move fast, to psych yourself up, and to turn into a head-turner!

We don’t have much time, let’s go!

 

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3 Reasons Why First Impressions Matter

We’re gonna tell you straight up – first impressions DO matter, and they matter the most. Sure, we encourage everyone to get to know someone better, strike conversations, find out more, before coming to a conclusion of what kind of person someone else is; especially for first and blind dates!

With that being said, the harsh truth is first impressions really matter. Some people just choose to keep an open mind and then let nature take its own course before making a decision if the person across the table is someone they’d like to spend the rest of their days with. And then again, there are the others on the other end of the spectrum who would make a judgment there and then. This doesn’t mean they’re judgmental or “bad”, it just means they are a lot more selective than the rest of the people.

1. Everyone, somehow, makes preconceived judgments.

The ideal truth that everyone in the society wants to believe is that nobody should ever be judgmental. And if given the case that someone comes off as any slightly more judgmental, we condemn them. But nobody wants to face the truth that every single individual makes preconceived judgments when they first meet someone. It is just a matter of expressing their dismay or delight; closing their minds or opening them up; giving more opportunities or shutting doors up.

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Dear Dr. Love, How Should I Ask for Her Number?

What are some topics that I can talk about with my date?

I know, first dates are already nerve-wrecking, let say coming up with topics during the date! The key to striking conversations and keeping them going is to maintain a good balance of being interesting, curious and yet comfortable for the opposite party.

Some ideas for topics are overall well-being, hobbies, future and lastly, just fun things! These topics would give off a vibe that you’re genuinely interested in them as individuals and you’d like to know more about them. But it is also an opportunity for you to gauge what kind of person he or she is, as well as if you have anything in common with each other.

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Dear Dr. Love, Why Do Men Have Such Dirty Minds?

If a guy often laments that he is stressed while findings job, is it a sign that he’s unable to take stress or be a responsible man? If he is in a relationship but seldom asks her out, and when he does, it’s often late at night and quite often for sex. He is not a decent or good guy, right?

Firstly, about his ability to handle stress – If he talks about being stressed, it could be his way of relieving it. However, if he takes his stress to a negative level, complaining about life and finding faults in everything just to find himself an easy way out to not deal with it, I’m afraid that is a sign that he may have a habit of running away from his problems, and finding excuses for himself to avoid doing what is necessary or responsible.

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Dear Dr. Love, I’m Too Comfortable being Single

How do I prepare myself for a relationship when I have been single for so long? – Female reader

Being single for a period of time would mean you have adjusted to living alone and being within your comfort zone. Well, it can go two ways! Either you’ve been pretty laid back and comfortable with your routine everyday, or you are on the other end of the spectrum – continuously looking for exciting and new things to do.

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Dear Dr. Love, Does He Like Me?

How do you know if you love someone? – Female reader

This is really an abstract question, I must say! Every individual feels and views love differently. This is why we have the 5 love language and different personality tests for everyone. Ultimately, to love someone is the moment of realisation that you actually want him or her in your life.

Love is generous, positive and healthy. Sure, all relationships come with its ups and downs. No relationship is perfect and flawless. Love should always make you feel happy, and gives you a warm tingling feeling in your heart when you think of that person. That is when you know you love someone.

To love someone is to accept flaws and move beyond. To accept his or her flaws and encourage him or her to be a better person, but still keeping all unique traits. That is when you love someone.

How do I know if he is not into me? – Female reader

We can split this question into 2 different parts. First being when he has already shown obvious signs, and second being when he tells you one thing and does another.

One of the most obvious signs when he’s really just not into you is when he does not give you the attention you want. He does not call you or text you back. He ignores the important things you tell him. He never asks you how your day went. He doesn’t really care when you’re not feeling well.

Another is when he tells you he likes you, but his actions show otherwise. He never makes time for you, and in this case, by not making time, I mean that he is able to go for weeks without seeing you even once. That’s when you know he’s not really that into you as he claims to be.

Metamorphosis: Our Success Stories

From today, we are launching a monthly series titled Metamorphosis which we will be sharing these love stories we have received over the years since GaiGai’s inception in 2015!

Dolly Chua, the Chief Matchmaker, has been leading the GaiGai cupid team for 2 years. Dolly’s interest sparked when she moved to the states for work. Dolly was able to quickly make new friends in an entirely new environment. Her time overseas has instilled in her a love for meeting new people. Dolly continues to expand her social network in Singapore as she meets and connects individuals from all walks of life. Dolly’s passion for bringing people together extends beyond the office; it has become more of a lifestyle for her.

A Letter from our Chief Matchmaker, Dolly

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