Katelyn Tan | A Singapore Beauty, Travel and Lifestyle Blogger

[Wedding 101] How I Prepped My Face For My Wedding

Friday, 19 June 2020


Those that follow my blog would know that I have acne issues since young and IDS Aesthetics and IDS Skincare helped to control it. However, after my pre-wedding shoot in Taiwan (and maybe I was stressed with the wedding planning), my skin went haywire. To make things worse, my makeup trial gave me an allergic reaction (they suspect it was cause the brushes weren't clean) and I only had 3 months to fix my skin before the big day. IDS helped make it possible again, so I'm sharing some common bridal concerns and solutions in this post!

[Wedding 101] Having a Wedding Guest List of Less Than 150

Saturday, 6 June 2020


My parents wanted us to have a grand wedding with at least 25 tables but we negotiated for an intimate wedding at a venue with max of 12 tables. By doing so, we had to really cut down our guest list drastically. A little paiseh we didn't manage to invite some people but we don't regret keeping the wedding a small affair and here's why!

[Wedding 101] How Much Red Packet to Give Your Groomsmen and Bridesmaids?

Saturday, 15 February 2020


This is a tricky question, everyone has a different view on this. Personally, I feel that it depends on how much time and money they are spending to help you with your wedding. During my wedding planning, I referenced from an online article by Her World - How much ang bao to give your wedding helpers and vendors, and it said that the market rate is between $48 to $150.

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. 

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.