Katelyn Tan | A Singapore Beauty, Travel and Lifestyle Blogger

Casual Couple Photoshoot with Bespoke Photography

Saturday, 18 January 2020


Did a casual couple photoshoot with my hubby around The Fullerton Hotel when we went there for our 8th wedding monthsary stay and we really loved the photos we received!

I didn't use skincare for a month, here's what happened!

Tuesday, 17 December 2019


If you think you can survive without skincare, think again. I've been using IDS Skincare for 6 years and it's the only brand that my skin wouldn't get "immune" to and it stays effective! I keep my skin quite exclusive to IDS and have been rejecting sponsorships from other skincare brands cause I have extremely sensitive skin. So yes, I only use mainly IDS Skincare products for now. But cause they don't add frangrance their products, my hubby didn't like how they smell. He didn't believe skincare is compulsory and so... after I got married, I went 2 months without skincare and my skin totally went crazy. 


BEFORE: After going 2 months without skincare
AFTER: After being back to IDS skincare for a month

This was how my skin looked like after I went without skincare for 2 months vs after going back to IDS Skincare again. It was bad to the extent even concealor wasn't helping and many started asking what happened to my skin. I was super self conscious then, took lesser photos and it was also quite tiring having to keep repeating the story about how my hubby couldn't stand the smell of my skincare. By the way, it doesn't smell weird at all and it's quite faint. He just happened to have very sensitive nose. -.-

So there's really a difference if you use or don't use skincare! At least for my case, cause after being back to using IDS Skincare for 1 month, my skin cleared up again, thankfully! If you are wondering how IDS saved my skin, these were the products I used day and night, it's also my latest skincare routine.


• C1 Refreshing Cleanser
• T1 Refreshing Toner
• PF Pore Formula
• C+ C-Plus
• BC Blemish Clear
• A+ A-Plus with RS Recovery Serum (1:1 mix)
• ER Eye Rescue
• DS Dermashield Serum
• S2 Non-tinted Sunscreen

I switch between C1+T1 and C2+T2 depending on my skin condition, whether it is oily or dry. PF, C+ and S2 have been very much a staple in my routine since day 1 of using IDS Skincare products! I was recommended to use BC, A+, RS and DS only in recent years cause some are newer products. RS has totally replaced my love for OM - it is so calming for my skin and keeps it hydrated. I do still use OM after RS on days when I need slightly more hydration for my skin and IM when I'm in cold countries though. ER wasn't a compulsory product for me but I asked doctor if I could use it and I have to say, the product is so good - it's the best de-puffing product I've used!

Anyway, now my hubby reminds me to apply my IDS Skincare every night lols. And trust me, skincare is really very important and thank god I had IDS Skincare to help restore my skin again!

Katelyn's Zenyum Experience: 8-Months Update and QNA

Monday, 30 September 2019



Here's the bi-monthly Zenyum update that I promised you all! I'm supposed to have completed my treatment but I haven't been that diligent when it comes to the changing of my aligners so I will take a slightly longer time to complete all 14 sets of aligners.

[Show Review] Walking with Dinosaurs - The Live Experience

Tuesday, 3 September 2019


Walking with Dinosaurs - The Live Experience, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, is back in Singapore. Thanks to Sliding Doors Entertainment and UnUsUal Entertainment, the world tour which started in the UK in July 2018 is currently in Singapore for a stopover from now till 8 September 2019! My big boy (my hubby who is a fan of dinos) and I caught their opening show on last Thursday and saw how the 18-life size dinosaurs, 9 different species, came to life and took over the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Get Everything You Want on SGshop!

Monday, 19 August 2019


With SGshop, you have no more excuses to say you can't find something. SGshop, your gateway to international shipping, gives you access to shop in the world's largest online marketplaces and they recently revamped their interface to add extra features to make your shopping experience smoother! P.S I got the above dress on taobao too!

[Show Review] KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil

Sunday, 4 August 2019


Cirque du Soleil is finally back in Singapore with KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, their 35th production since 1984! Hubby and I are a fan of theatre shows, so we were really excited to finally be able to catch Cirque du Soleil as we missed the previous ones.

[Wedding 101] Top 9 Wedding Bands Designs

Monday, 29 July 2019


I understand how it can be rather frustrating when you can't seem to find any wedding or even couple bands that both you and your partner likes. My then fiance and I couldn't find any instore designs that we liked hence we decided to customize ours. However, customizing can be quite a headache too when you can't even find a design online that both of you like! Here are some of the trending couple ring designs for you to reference to. And if you don't already know, jewellery shops suchs as eClarity can help you customise and tweak most designs into your perfect wedding bands!