What I love about how technologically advanced we are today is how everything is so readily available online at a simple click of a button! And that includes flower arranging services.

There’s no longer a need to rush down to a florist or nursery located in the middle of nowhere to fulfill your needs for a special occasion.

Started out by two friends with a love for flowers, succulents and all things green, Mosstachio is a small online florist. Specialised in handling succulents, Mosstachio can tailor a bouquet or terrarium to suit to whatever specifications your heart so desires!

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Just hop onto Carousell and do a quick user search for ‘Mosstachio’ and presto! There you have it, you are now in touch with experienced florists who can help with arranging the perfect floral bouquet or terrarium. So easy!

Mosstachio also does terrarium workshops, so if you wanna make your event unforgettable, don’t forget to give them a ring. They’ll be happy to accommodate and be a part of the special day.

Mosstachio recently shared with me how much they enjoyed doing a workshop for little kids at a church event, and I could see how enthusiastic they were about it, and how much they enjoyed watching the imagination of the kids being turned into reality in their exciting terrarium creations.

But more about the succulent bouquets. These are perfect for anyone and everyone and for any occasion. Wedding bouquets, engagement proposals, birthday gifts, graduations, Mother’s Day, the list goes on!

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What I love about the succulent bouquets is that unlike ordinary floral bouquets, there’s something really special and unique about it.

I just love the contrast between the firm, hardy texture of the succulents and the feminine, delicate rose petals.

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And on top of that, while flowers in bouquets rarely last that long, the succulents in these bouquets can be re-potted. With proper care, the succulents will be able to survive for a long time! Personally, succulents are so adorable and I just like looking at them and admiring their beauty.

These succulents bouquets so perfect for everyone. Guy or girl, BFF, colleague, mother, boyfriend, future wife.

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As for my very own bouquet, what can I say? It was perfect, featuring bright red flowers, peachy romantic roses, and lovely succulents of different varieties!

Just look at the amazing colours and textures! I had so much fun taking photos and admiring how beautiful and fresh my bouquet from Mosstachio smelled! Plus, I can’t wait to start my very own succulent garden with all of these cute succulents.

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To pick up your very own succulent bouquet or terrarium for your loved ones, check out Mosstachio on Carousell or Instagram.

Just search for their handle, @mosstachio and trust me, you’ll be in good (green-thumbed) hands!

[Disclaimer: This post was written in collaboration with Mosstachio, all opinions reflected in this post are my own.]

Have you ever heard that saying, “Spend money not on things but on experiences?” I was extremely pleased to receive for my birthday a SingExperience gift certificate for a perfume creation workshop at Goodman Arts Centre.

The day after my birthday, I booked my perfume making class for the very next day.

I spent my afternoon creating my very own perfume that no one else in the world has – unless of course you visit the same exact Perfume Workshop and steal my secret formula sheet!

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Goodman Arts Centre used to be where LaSalle was located at. Admittedly, it is a little far from where I live, but Mountbatten MRT station is conveniently located near to Goodman Arts Centre and you can easily reach the Mountbatten area via the Circle Line.

Now on to the fun stuff! When I arrived, the perfume workshop instructor/perfumer, Prachi, sat me down and gave me a perfume personality quiz! After my perfume-making class, I realised that Prachi had appeared in Channel News Asia. Not just that, Prachi is also working on making an exclusive Singapore perfume made entirely from orchids found in Singapore. She’s very involved in the whole process, and it’s lovely to see her passion for perfume!

She let me smell the Singapore perfume she had created. And I told her that it smells just like a Singapore hotel.

The perfume smells very classy and worldly, and it is also very localised fragrance, being made from orchids found in Singapore. There will be a feminine fragrance and a masculine one as well. I can’t wait to see it go out on the market, and I am very excited for Prachi. She’s really going places with her perfume business!

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In the personality quiz, you answer 20 fun questions about yourself. It’s a multiple choice answer type of thing, but I did spend some time thinking about my answers.

Prachi told me that the questions will be used as a starting point for the perfume creation. Prachi is really hands-on and informative, and was ready to answer any questions I had for her. No question was too difficult for her either!

So what did the personality quiz reveal? Each type of scent (floral, citrus, fresh, woody, oriental) corresponds with different personality types. From the quiz, it will decipher what kind of personality type and what kind of fragrance you will most likely be a fan of.

For example, floral people are usually more introverted, citrus and fresh people are said to be extroverts, oriental types are the kind to take charge.

So based on my answers, the personality quiz found that I was a person who leaned more towards floral and woody scents, followed by citrus, fresh, then finally, oriental scents.

And true enough, when the instructor checked the notes of my favourite everyday scent, Balenciaga Paris, she found that it was a floral and woody fragrance. So she said that the personality quiz was quite accurate for me!

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The next part involved a lot of smelling. Maybe 450 scents in total!? But luckily I had fun and it wasn’t enough to kill my olfactory senses just yet. It was only later on the perfume creation process when I had to smell several variations of my own perfume concoctions that my nose started to protest a little.

In front of me was a big unfoldable box filled with shelves of various aromas, ranging from the floral to the woody, to oriental to fresh and citrus scents.

Based on my results, I had to pick out several floral scents, a few oriental scents, a few fresh scents, many woody scents, and several citrus scents.

The ratio of fragrances was based on my personality test results – the extent to which I was a “floral” person, a “woody” personality type, etc.

Interestingly enough, this personality test did help create an accurate and gorgeous fragrance that smelled like a real, high-end perfume.

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One of the notes I chose was “Aldehydic Notes” (below).

I told Prachi that this scent reminded me of my Grandmother. Prachi smiled and she asked me, “Does your Grandmother wear a lot of Chanel No. 5?” I was a little surprised. “Yes! How did you know?”

Now  you might wonder, what’s so special about it, I’ve never heard of “Aldehydic Notes”?

Well, Prachi told me that this was what made Chanel No. 5 perfume smell like the famous and memorable perfume that it is. A lot of Aldehydic Notes goes into making Chanel No. 5.

You really learn something new everyday!

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Here are several of the floral scents that I picked out. I still can’t believe my nose went through 450 or so scents.

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Here are some of my favourite “Woody” fragrances! I had to narrow this lot to a select few. Woody notes tend to be base notes. Base notes are the long-lasting part of a perfume, remaining when the top and middle notes have faded away. When you think of woody scents, you think of patchouli, sandalwood, cedarwood.

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This was my first go at making perfume – I made a mistake!

I added too big and too many drops of each scent.. Oops. (I definitely can’t be a chemist hmm). You really have to be patient when you’re dropping each drop of aroma.

I think I’m a little too impatient and have too short an attention span to consider making perfume for a living.

I decided to leave it up to Prachi and her assistant to help..

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These are the top notes of my perfume – top notes generally are citrus scents, but sometimes they can be woody scents like pepper.

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Prachi recommended a website to me, but being a perfume lover, I’ve already heard of fragrantica.com – it’s pretty much a perfume dictionary and encyclopaedia of sorts.

It’s a very detailed and organised website and can show you customer reviews of perfumes and colognes, and what kind of scent each perfume is – is it more woody or more floral, or more oriental, what kind of floral notes are inside – all your perfume questions can be answered at fragrantica.com.

Prachi passed me a Formula Sheet for me to fill in as I formulated what was going to go into my first perfume. We went through 3 Test Perfumes before arriving at our finalised bottle of perfume.

On the sheet I wrote down what types of scents went into each perfume test and how many drops of each scent was to be included.

Each bottle indicated “T”, “M”, “B”, or “A”, so when filling up the formula sheet, I could easily see what would be the top notes, base notes, etc for my perfume.

Without giving away the secret of the number of drops of each scent, this is what went into my perfume:

Top Notes (top notes are the lightest of the notes, and what you smell initially in a perfume) 
Solar Notes
Pear
Bright Asian Fruits
Freesia
Wisteria

Middle Notes (middle notes are the heart of a perfume, and make up most of the perfume)   
Tulip
Magnolia
Aldehydic Notes
Hawaiian Puakenikeni
Yuzu

Base Notes (base notes are the main theme of the perfume and bring depth to a perfume) 
Tiger Lily
Himalayan Herbs
Safraleine & Amyris
Gurjan Balsam
Oud
Nutmeg
Bamboo
Vetiver

Accords Notes (Accords are a balanced blend of notes which create an impression of a scent) 
Ylang Key Accord
Tobacco Accord
Cologne Accord

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Prachi was very helpful and could easily tell me which notes would “ruin” the perfume and make it not smell like a true perfume anymore. One example was “Spearmint”. I really wanted a drop of Spearmint in my perfume, but she did tell me that it would engulf the perfume.

We tried a drop of Spearmint and true enough, it really overwhelmed the entire perfume. for the first few minutes, my perfume smelled solely of Spearmint! When I smelled the perfume, I could not catch a whiff of any of the other top-middle notes.

Only after maybe 15-20 minutes did the Spearmint smell completely fade away as Spearmint is a top note.

Some scents are just so overwhelming, like Eucalyptus, Chai Tea.

I do love these scents, but they’re just a little difficult to mix into a perfume and wear as one.

Ta da! My first test. I liked my first perfume formula the best and decided to go with the sweet floral and woody scent.

What does my perfume smell like, you ask?

It reminds me of floral sunscreen and clean newborn babies!

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Here is a bottle of Eau de Rachel! I believe the perfume bottle is made from crystal. Too cool.

I’m still so excited about having my very own perfume! This is really one of the best birthday gifts ever.

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After all the perfume smelling and perfume creating, I was very hungry as I hadn’t eaten much apart from a small slice of banana bread cake. I headed down to Cafe Melba at Goodman Arts Centre and had a thin-crust pizza with pepperoni, rockets, artichokes, spinach and olives.

There is also a 3 Michelin Star Restaurant in Goodman Arts Centre, and it’s called La Barca. They serve Tuscan fare and even have veal and seasonal truffles on the menu. It sounds very delicious and enticing!

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To sign up for a perfume workshop, do check out Je’taime Perfumery and Goodman Arts Centre!

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Goodman Arts Centre,
90 Goodman Road
Block B,
#04-10

Tel: +65 9181 4871
Website: http://jetaime-singapore.com
Website: http://www.goodmanartscentre.sg

Bespoke Box SG

As far as I’m aware, Bespoke Box SG is the first of its kind of boxes in Singapore, and so I immediately knew I had to give Bespoke Box SG a try!

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Bespoke Box SG came to fruition with a fabulous idea by three women who understood the pains of girlhood and womanhood. In a world that often frowns upon any mention of periods and pads, this is a welcome and awesome revolution in itself, made by women for women.

In their very cute and spirited yet true words, “To make this period (pun intended) more bearable for our fellow comrades, we curated an anti-PMS kit in hopes of bringing some comfort and fun!”

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What is Bespoke Box SG?

Bespoke Box SG is a monthly subscription service for ladies who have to go through that especially horrible time of month.

Bespoke Box comes in three different subscription plans – 3 months, 6 months, and a 1 year plan.

Needless to say, for most of us, when Aunt Flo comes to visit, we have to endure her for several days. At times, the pain is just so unbearable that you can’t leave your bed.

Personally, the very worst of periods would have my legs feeling like heavy logs of wood, and it feels like I have a rubberband around my waist and I simply feel so drained and lethargic that I literally cannot stand.

So that’s where Bespoke Box SG comes in. On a monthly basis, to put a smile back on your face and to make this awful few days of the month a little more bearable, Bespoke Box SG will send a special box of goodies right to your doorstep once a month!

Not only that, they will send it a week before your period comes! How thoughtful is that?

And for those of us who might not be able to commit long-term, why not get the single month boxes to try out first? There are so many options for you to choose from on their website (www.bespokebox.sg), and they make a great gift idea for girlfriends.

And even better, Bespoke Box SG offers free local shipping! Hurray!

Now to the fun part – Unboxing!

In each and every Bespoke Box SG package are 5 amazing handpicked products curated by the ladies of Bespoke Box SG.

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These range from essential beauty products to feminine hygiene products, delicious snacks, and little artisanal gifts. There will always be something for everyone.

All items in the monthly subscription box comes in either travel size or full size, so you needn’t worry about receiving sample size items. Plus, Bespoke Box SG will always choose the best quality out there, and so rest assured you will get your money’s worth!

My Bespoke Box SG was valued at $37 and retailed at $22. Isn’t it a nice feeling knowing that you’re getting what you pay for? And if you need more reasons to try Bespoke Box SG, you’ll know that you’ll be supporting small local businesses in Singapore by purchasing a box.

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In my kit, I received a cute handmade voodoo doll, a pack of Poise pantyliners, a Sierra Bee’s honey lip balm, PMS tea, a Crabtree & Evelyn Summer Hill Hand Therapy travel size hand cream, a box of Chocolate Pocky, and a Pretz snack!  

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I thought that the chocolate Pocky was really smart to include in the Bespoke Box SG because when you’re experiencing PMS and on your period, nothing tastes as good or is as comforting as chocolate. After all, chocolate doesn’t ask questions!

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The Crabtree & Evelyn hand cream was lovely and balmy, and had a heavenly and relaxing fragrance. I loved it. Plus the act of moisturizing your hands and elbows is so calming. Om!

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The organic PMS herbal tea was a great and thoughtful idea – several amazing tea bags to calm down the senses, put you in a good mood and to alleviate PMS symptoms! Oh, and it’s caffeine-free if you’re allergic to caffeine like me.

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The Sierra Bee’s honey lip balm was simply amazing and really moisturized my otherwise cracked and poorly lips! The honey flavour was really there, unlike others I’ve tried – I could tell there was real honey in the lipbalm. Plus it’s friendly for small bags so it’s convenient when you’re travelling or simply leaving the house.

Sadly, I haven’t yet had the chance to open the Pretz, but I’m sure I will enjoy this savoury snack when I’m having cravings in the middle of the night.

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And I loved that the Poise pantyliners were part of my Bespoke Box. Never underestimate the usefulness of Poise when Aunty Flo might turn up at any moment!! (Oh, the horror.)

I thought the voodoo doll was quite hilarious!!A friend even asked me to give the voodoo doll to them! Hahaha hmm sadly I haven’t figured out any spells… or have had anyone made me so mad that I want to stab a voodoo doll. (Yet.)

So, where and how do I sign up for Bespoke Box SG?!

To sign up, simply follow this easy step-by-step guide below!

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Oh, and did you know – Bespoke Box SG will even calculate your cycle for you? How fantastic is that.

So if you get the year-long subscription, you can just look out for the postman with a Bespoke Box SG in hand and you will know Aunty Rose will be visiting soon and mentally prepare for your period.

Lastly, don’t forget to visit www.bespokebox.sg to shop their monthly subscriptions! (:

Lime Crime True Love Set
Not too long ago, right around Valentine’s Day last February, I purchased Lime Crime’s ‘True Love Set’ from their online store, www.limecrime.com.

Quite ironically, RIGHT after my first purchase from Lime Crime, I stumbled across this article titled ‘Why Lime Crime is the Most Hated Beauty Company on the Internet’ that talks about the scandals, accusations, threats to take legal action, health warnings, Hitler costumes, and the controversy surrounding the company, etc, etc.

After which, I went back on the Lime Crime site to find that they had an actual page on the website dedicated to busting Internet myths and proving facts about the company.

Well, after digesting all of that Internet chatter (which you can Google search and read all about if you’re curious!), all I could do was shrug my shoulders.

I had already parted with my money and could only wait and see what the quality of the products would be like!

At first I was a bit hesitant. While international shipping was available to my country (Singapore) unlike some other makeup brands like Colour Pop Cosmetics, I was made aware that once my order had left The States, tracking would not be available anymore. Which is a little scary if you think about it.

So if you’re from overseas and tracking is unavailable for your country, at least you’ll know that tracking is available up until the point the parcel leaves America and you can check on its status on the Lime Crime website.

My order did eventually safely arrive in my hands a few weeks later, and thank god. I was very excited. The packaging was gorgeous. The ordinary white box that my order came in was lined with a pretty floral wallpaper-like interior, and my brand new products were nestled in soft pink paper.

Dubiousness aside, I’m here to give my rant/rave and thoughts on Lime Crime’s products (and not so much on the ethics of their company and or founder, Doe Deere).

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The Lime Crime True Love Set features 3 matte liquid lipsticks – Cupid, True Love, and Saint. As of the date of this post, the Lime Crime True Love Set is available and retails at USD 44.00. On the website, the True Love Set is described as …

“Truly loving yourself. This Limited Edition Trio is inspired by the luscious shades of rose petals. Comes in a giftable pink box.
Cupid – soft petal pink
True Love – vibrant pinky red
Saint – deep cranberry red”.

Here, I’ve swatched the three colours. This is what it looks like swatched on my Chinese skin tone (I have both pink and yellow undertones).

1. Day time, indoors (below):

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2. Day time, outdoors under direct sunlight (below):

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3. Day time, outdoors under indirect sunlight (below):

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4. Night time, indoor lighting. I’m wearing Cupid here (below):

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5. Day time, outdoor lighting. I’m wearing True Love here (below):

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Cupid is a warm, peachy nude, with some brown undertones. I would describe it as something Kylie Jenner would wear. It was not as light ballet pink as advertised but it was my personal favourite – and the reason why I bought the True Love Set in the first place. After trying these matte lipsticks from Lime Crime, I do feel that the colour pigments are more on the darker side than on the lighter side, which is good, as it means that pretty much anyone of any complexion can wear their lippies without their mouth looking washed out.

True Love got me lots of compliments. It’s a bright pinkish red with blue undertones. Of the three, it was more or less the same level of dryness as Cupid. I wore it to work and got complimented on it but still I found it a little too blue and pink for my liking and it wasn’t my favourite, although I can imagine that other girls and women would like this colour a lot. (I didn’t really intend on getting True Love, I was definitely more interested in Saint and Cupid when I ordered the Trio of matte lipsticks.)

Ah, Saint. It is advertised as a deep cranberry. When I wear it, it was a lot more of a dark and deep brown-red than true to colour. I didn’t like it and removed it immediately when I tried it on, so I didn’t take any pictures of myself wearing Saint. I found the formulation to feel different from the other two as well. It was the most drying of the lot. I have found that other beauty bloggers have agreed with me on this. When purchasing lipsticks online, it’s always good to look at swatches online which are done by people of a similar skin colour to you so you roughly know how it looks like in real life, rather than solely relying on images done by the makeup company itself and feeling a bit cheated or disappointed!

This was my first time buying Matte Liquid Lipsticks. I would say Lime Crime is much better quality than MAC for liquid lipsticks, MAC being the only other brand I have tried out. I felt that the MAC liquid lipsticks were way too sticky and pale in colour and totally did not look good on my Asian complexion. It would probably look good on fair, Caucasian skin.

I have orders for Gerard Cosmetics as well as Colour Pop Cosmetics coming in hopefully next week or the week after, so I’ll definitely be able to really compare the different brands when they’ve arrived.

With matte liquid lipsticks, it’s super important to exfoliate your lips so you don’t have any dead or dry skin on your lip flaking off and sticking out under the matte liquid lipstick upon application. Matte liquid lipsticks can feel very drying the first time you try it. You literally cannot feel the moisture on your lips. And as advice, before applying the liquid lipstick, ALWAYS apply some lip balm. Matte lipstick and dry, cracked lips is a painful and horrific combination. I don’t live in the UK anymore, so I can’t imagine how it would be like to wear matte lipstick in the UK, it would probably be a no from me. I also noticed that some makeup remover and makeup remover wipes don’t do a good job with taking off Lime Crime’s matte liquid lipstick – I ended up with tons of tissue and cotton wool getting stuck to my mouth. Apply a layer of lip balm and gently remove, or use a strong makeup remover when you are attempting to remove your matte liquid lipstick.

On a final note, I do have another Lime Crime lipstick that came with this order, and that is Riot. I’ve been wearing it for the past few days and been carrying it in my bag. If you’re going for that whole bee stung lips look but have thin lips, I would strongly recommend a nude or light pink matte lipstick. It really works wonders at volumising your lips and really enhances your overall makeup look! Lastly, I really like the beautiful finishing and packaging for the matte liquid lipsticks and am thinking of maybe getting a few more cute matte lippies from Lime Crime in the future – but I’ll definitely refer to swatches online before purchasing.

I have always found terrariums to be a really interesting and novel concept. Just imagine that, a miniature, tagelf-sufficient ecosystem living inside a jar!

Making terrariums is the perfect DIY project to try, and you don’t need a green thumb to succeed at it. In this post today, I’ll be telling you how to build a terrarium, as well as providing you information on terrarium classes you can attend in Singapore! So let’s get started, shall we?



Terrariums require little attention to flourish and they make the perfect decorative piece for one’s home and office. All your terrarium needs is at least 6 hours of sunshine a day, and a weekly spray of water.

Making your own terrarium allows you to express your own individuality! Be as creative and zany as you want, or just keep it modest and zen.

Not only does a terrarium make an adorable gift, it’s also a very unconventional and meaningful present you can make for someone!

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Personalise your terrarium to reflect your own personality and sense of style, or design your terrarium for a special occasion to give to a friend or family member.

Terrariums come in all shapes and sizes, enclosed or open-aired, small or large, single plant or thriving jungle. It’s ultimately really up to you to decide what your terrarium will look like!

Personally I think terrariums are perfect for those looking for a low-maintenance, yet long-lasting plant to take care of and grow.

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I recently attended a terrarium class at Marche Aux Fleur, a florist located on Upper Thomson Road. After attending, I learnt how to build a terrarium with a friend whom I invited along. We spent the weekend building our own terrariums. So if you are interested in learning how to build a terrarium, do sign up with a friend for a fun class at Marche Aux Fleur’s website, www.marcheauxfleur.com!

The terrarium class provided an insightful experience into the world of terrariums. It also gave me a brand new skill to take home – how to build a terrarium. I loved how everything was inclusive of the class and was provided to us – glass jars, special cactus soil, pebbles, mini plants, and so much more!

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I found the terrarium class very useful because it meant that all the tools and ingredients to making a terrarium were provided by Marche Aux Fleur! So I’ll definitely recommend attending their terrarium class so that you’re guaranteed to have all the necessary things to make a terrarium. Plus, you don’t need to go hunting all over Singapore for cactus soil!

So why not start filling up your calendar for 2016 and take part in a terrarium class this year? 🙂

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To make a terrarium, you will need:

  • a Glass jar
  • a variety of Pebbles in different sizes/colours
  • Succulents
  • Cacti
  • Sweetheart Hoya Plant
  • Cactus Soil
  • Small shovel (for transporting soil and pebbles)
  • Newspaper or rough paper (to avoid making a mess everywhere!)
  • Sphagnum Moss
  • Small Decorative Figurines
  • Spray Bottle with Water
  • Tweezers
  • A narrow tool (for digging)

Last but not least, plenty of sunshine!

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First, visualise what kind of terrarium you’ll be building! We’ll be using plants like succulent and cacti which require minimal watering, so this how-to guide is for open-aired terrariums! NOTE: If you wanna learn how to make a closed terrarium, I suggest signing up for the terrarium class (www.marcheauxfleur.com). Picture how the different layers of soil, pebbles, moss, are going to look. And make sure that your jar has enough space to accommodate all your plants! You don’t want your terrarium to be overcrowded.

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Fill the bottom of the jar with pebbles. Don’t put too thick a layer of pebbles because remember, you need room for soil, moss, and your plants and any decorations. Bring your jar to eye-level, rotate the jar and check that your first layer of pebbles is nice and levelled! This is to ensure the terrarium looks aesthetically pleasing and that it has proper drainage – important for plants that don’t need too much water to thrive (i.e. your cacti and succulents).

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Grab some spaghnum moss! Make sure it’s not too wet and clumpy, squeeze the moss dry and arrange it neatly and evenly over your first layer of pebbles.

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Next, you can add more pebbles in to create another layer to your terrarium. Here we’ve used some delicate and small white pebbles to bring some brightness to our terrarium. Alternate the pebbles with an array of colours and sizes to add vibrancy and so your terrarium won’t look too repetitive!

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Add more sphagnum moss to create another layer and add dimension to your terrarium.
Like the previous steps, ensure the moss is dry and flat.

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This step is very important – add soil! Make sure there’s sufficient soil and be generous! You need plenty of soil so your plants have space and depth to grow their roots. Like before, make sure the layer of cactus soil is nice and even 🙂

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Your terrarium should start to look almost complete! Remove your new succulents and cacti from their pots and re-home them into your new terrarium. Gently remove any soil clumping around the plant, and be careful not to break any roots or crush any fragile succulent leaves.If you’re working with a succulent, it’s good to remove any dead or dying leaves still attached or coming off the plant – this is to ensure the dying leaves don’t end up absorbing all the moisture from the succulent. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the dead leaves quickly and effectively. You may need to do this once in a while when you see dead or dying leaves. Also remember to handle your cactus carefully, you don’t want to prick yourself accidentally.

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Using a narrow tool, dig a narrow space in the soil for your plants. you don’t want to uproot your plants and move them about too many times or they might not grow! Make sure the hole in the soil is deep enough to accommodate your plants’ roots, and for your plant to sit happily without falling over.It’s important that your succulents and cacti feel firmly planted and snug.

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Pat and even out the cactus soil and add more soil if necessary! Spray some water evenly on the soil and ensure you don’t get water on the plants. You’ll need to water your succulents/cacti once a week, and the terrarium will need about 6 hours or more of sunlight, so keep your terrarium alive by putting it in a place that receives sunshine.

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Now you can decorate the space! Fill it up with figurines, decorations, whatever you like! Make it personal and don’t be afraid of getting creative.

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Marche Aux Fleur
215P Upper Thomson Road,
Singapore 574349
Opening Hours: 11am – 8 pm daily
Website: www.marcheauxfleur.com
Tel: 6481 0828

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[Disclaimer: I was invited to attend the terrarium class by Marche Aux Fleur. I was not asked to write this post. All personal opinions are mine.]

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