Your perfect selfie with Casio Exilim EX-TR80: Review

Casio Exilim EX-TR80

I’ve never owned a selfie camera. Being an owner of a DSLR, I never found the need to have one because, why do you need one when you have a somewhat professional camera? Well, for years, I’ve only been using my DSLR or my iPhones for my product and makeup-of-the-day shots. Even though these gadgets do deliver, I can never obtain quality photos in the night with low light conditions.

With the opportunity to play with the Casio EXILIM EX-TR80 Selfie Camera, I was mind blown at how my photos turned out, especially how I still looked good even after a long day at work when my makeup has already melted (and probably disintegrated haha).

First Look

The Casio Exilim EX-TR80 joins its predecessors, TR60 and TR70, in taking your selfies to whole new level. With 3 colours, white, pink and black, you can choose one that resonates with you. I absolutely love how this camera is designed. Sure, it has a silver rim of glitters/sparkles around the camera lens but being pretty is definitely not the only thing this compact digital camera offers.

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Stay trendy with Designer Glasses at First Eyewear Centre: Review

Designer Glasses at First Eyewear Centre

I’ve never been a glasses person even though I am myopic. For a long time now, I’ve never thought that I look good in spectacles. Hence, I’ve never been able to head out of the house wearing my glasses. In recent months, as a seasoned contact lens wearer, I find that my eyes tend to lean to the dry side and they get tired easily. Naturally, one would opt for glasses instead, right?

New Eye Glasses

Just when I was considering the option, Italian Eyewear Manufacturer and distributor, Safilo Singapore invited me for a clinical eye examination and gifted me my first pair of designer glasses at First Eyewear Centre.

Well, how do I look? I picked this design in classic black from the Kate Spade range. I really love how it’s very versatile because of the black frame. The sides are gold while the back of the specs are in tortoise shell prints. I think I look good in it, what do you think? I felt a lot more confident wearing specs out of the house even in makeup!

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Never fret about selfies anymore when you’re travelling with Casio EXILIM EX-ZR5000: Review

Casio EXILIM EX-ZR5000
Travelling makes up a huge part of my life now, ever since I started working in the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions) industry. If you’re a reader of Parade of Love, you’ll know that the face behind this beauty blog carries a DSLR out all the time.
However, when I’m travelling, I always rely on my iPhone and never brings my heavy duty cam. I mean, everyone wants to travel light (well, at least I do, especially for business) so it’s perfect if you are able to capture special moments or scenery with a lightweight gadget that delivers high quality photographs! Just for this post, none of the photos are edited to show you what I mean by a quality compact camera. Introducing… Casio EXILIM EX-ZR5000!
There are 4 colours to this digital camera made for the perfect selfies – Black, White, Pink and Green! Aren’t they pretty! And well, this selfie cam features an upgraded 19mm super wide-angle lens and Wide View Photo mode to deliver expansive and high-impact scenic photographs that are sure to impress!
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“You’re allowed to miss the people who were bullets to you, but you are not allowed to let them shoot again.”
Thought I’d express some of my inner thoughts and feelings unrelated to beauty once in a while, since this is a space for me to express my creativity, right? Perhaps this would give you a better insight on who ParadeOfLove really is.

I’m just your girl-next-door.

Yes, I blog about beauty products, I receive press samples to be featured on my social media platforms but I am only as human as you are. Many get the misconception that bloggers, or “influencers” have it easy. I beg to differ. Blogging is my passion – it’s a platform where I express my creativity, my flair for art (in the form of makeup), and simply, my encounters with beauty products. The term “influencers” is so widely used these days that it doesn’t serve its meaning anymore. Well, for one, I don’t call myself an influencer. I’m just an ordinary girl with a 9-6pm office job and a life story dramatic enough to tell, but with a heart full of excitement when it comes to skincare and makeup.
I love trying out new things, I’m sure most people do (but I also know there are people who hate new things and would stick to routines). It is probably the strong desire to want to experiment and test out new products that got me where I am now with ParadeOfLove. With added discipline and a dash of hard work is what I believe in too to maintain this space I call mine. I’m always happy sharing my loves and hates. 🙂

Blogging is also what distracts me from the happenings in my life.

I’m not the girl who has a perfect relationship, nor a blissful family that everyone imagines I have or a social magnet that you think I am. All I had was myself. I could either sulk about how life is treating me unfairly or I could simply, change my mind-set. Changing my perspective in life was what I was forced to do. In life, no one is going to always be there for you. You just have to be there for yourself and get a hold of your own life. Walk away if you have to. Walk away from people who no longer bring you happiness; who no longer bring value to your life. By “value”, it can mean anything at all. Choose to step away and forgive yourself for that, if negativity is the only thing you feel from that someone.

In love or in life, it’s all about choices.

You fall in love not by choice, but you stay in love through the choices you make every day. If you genuinely love someone, make him/her your choice every single day in your life. Tough it might be when you are at each other’s throats, but choose him/her still, if you love this person. The day you stop choosing him/her will be the day you choose not to stay in love with this person.
These are words I tell myself, yet sometimes, it’s tough to act on them. Should I be subjecting myself to the same kind of pain I felt since I am stronger to take this pain now, or should I walk away? Should I still be choosing him, if I feel that I’m treading down the same path again?

Life is a choice, choose wisely. Love is made up of choices too, tread wisely. 

No matter what your choice is, love life, and life will love you back.

Signing off now~

Create yourself and be gorgeous.
XOXO, Roanna.

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Cashback with ShopBack with merchants like RedMart, FoodPanda & even ZALORA: Review

Cashback with ShopBack
Are you an online shopping junkie? If you are, what if I tell you that you can get paid for shopping?!
Well, you can now get cashback (yes, get your cash back) when you shop at ShopBack! ShopBack is an online shopping site that helps you get the best deals and discounts on 300+ stores. When you spend online through ShopBack, a portion of what you paid will go back to you as cashback. You know what this means? Extra, unlimited savings whenever you shop online! Isn’t that awesome?
Being an online shopping queen (as what my friends call me), I usually prefer shopping online just because I hate queuing at the cashier. With ShopBack, I can shop in the comfort of my own home and save some cash!
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