Home Wifi Boosted with TP-LINK Archer C5400

If it’s not broken, I won’t bother to fix it. And that was why I had been living in a not-so-fast speed Wifi connection in the house although I’ve got the fastest plan with my service provider. For the past 4 years, we have been using the router that came free with our fiber broadband plan. It provided us with connectivity but it was slow and we had to get broadband homeplug extension so that the three bedrooms have connection too. When we have more than 2 devices connected, the speed will slow down rather drastically.

Because we were too lazy to change the router we lived with it. Until recently, I needed to get bigger files uploaded at home, and also faster download for my Korean Drama fix, I was determined to find a better router.

Lo and behold, we’ve now got the mother of all router (well at least in our household lah), this monster arrived into our house and we are now able to do so much more at much faster speed!

The TP-LINK Archer C5400 is giving us tri-band wireless speed and allow us to connect multiple devices without losing much connectivity speed and is very stable too. Faster everything online is made possible because of the three wireless channels that transmit and receive data simultaneously.

The router is though a lot bigger than my previous one, but it still fits into the space we house our internet routers stuff. It is easy to setup and I didn’t even need to connect my computer to the router. Everything was done wirelessly on the iPad.

Advanced Hardware and Smarter Connections with Archer C5400

The 1.4GHz CPU and its three co-processors in the Archer C5400 handle complex tasks and demanding applications with ease, allowing the router to deliver great performance. NitroQAM Technology makes the processor more efficient, giving you a boost in 25% in overall wireless speeds. The 8 antennas with Beamforming Technology detect the location of your connected devices and concentrate wireless signal strength towards them. The router has comes with Smart Connect Technology that tracks the dynamic conditions on all three bands and balances network loads by identifying each connected devices and automatically assigns it to the best available band.

If you need wired connections, the Archer C5400 comes with four gigabit Ethernet ports, ideal for high-performance Internet access for gaming and streaming.

Now that the home is better connected wirelessly, everyone in the house can enjoy their digital indulgence seamlessly. Even the little ones are happy because their YouTube videos load faster even when Mummy is watching drama on Viu.

The Archer C5400 is available for sale at all resellers at $399. Visit TP-LINK to learn more about their products.

Love Your Eyes with Sephora

New Year new look, and I took a leap into purchasing something from Sephora online. I am not the kind who will step into a beauty store or counter and buy make-ups because I’m a lazy woman. Putting on make-up and making oneself look like a million buck is fun and all, but the after process is one I drag.

The few times a year I do put on make-up is countable with one hand. With 2017 approaching and my age increasing, I decided it is time to get started dolling myself more frequently. So I invested into some eye make-up from Sephora.

The most troubled part on my face is my eyes. Those forever tired, panda lookalike and dry eyes is the part where I needed most coverage. So far, none of the products I used worked it’s magic on me. With zero knowledge of which brand or product to go for, I relayed on the reviews posted by other users from Sephora and bravely went with BECCA Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme.

BECCA Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme  in Brulee
BECCA Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme in Brulee

The texture is creamy and makes application fairly easy. The coverage is not bad and it blends well with my liquid foundation.

Being the kiasu woman, I thought it will be safer if I buy another concealer in case the other one didn’t work for me. And so… I also bought the MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Concealer in R32 Peach Beige. Again this was purchased based on the recommendations and reviews on Sephora.

After the dark eye circles have been taken care of, next will be my forever sad brows. Every time I get it trimmed at the salon, the lady will encourage me to get it fixed more permanently with expensive process. I just cannot make myself pay the thousand bucks for eye brow. So I am going to try fix it myself with NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Micro Brow Pencil in Espresso.

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Micro Brow Pencil in Espresso

This brow pencil is seriously very micro! I was so afraid it will break when I use it. But because of the fine lines, I was able to touch up the brow lightly and try blend into the real brow.

I was about to click on my cart for check-out after I picked out those essentials, but the tiny voice in my head urged me to click on other product categories and browse a little first. In case I see anything else I like. And lo-and-behold! I added another item into my cart just because I love the cute packaging and variety in this tiny box of colors.

Just take a look at this cute shopping bag makeup palette! How can I not get it right?

SEPHORA COLLECTION Medium Shopping Bag Makeup Palette
SEPHORA COLLECTION Medium Shopping Bag Makeup Palette

This set comes with 12 lip gloss colors, 36 eyeshadow colors, 4 shades of blushers, 2 bronzers and a mirror! This is like the magic box where you open, tap some here and spread some there, and you get from plain Jane to va-va-voom! I haven’t got chance to try this out yet, but I will do it soon! New Year is coming right?

After this first shopping experience on Sephora online, I think I’m going to be stashing up on my make-up and beauty essentials online. It beats going down to the store and getting lost in there because there’s no user reviews for reference! And the categorizing of products is so much easier and faster for one to “window shop” online. Addictive!

If you are preparing to refresh your make-up stash too, or wanna get some new eye products to add-on to your collection, shop for them all on Sephora here!

Get Your Favourite Honey Creme soft serve at just $3.50

I’ve tried it twice and would usually avoid going near Honey Creme when I’m at 313@somerset, just because $6.90 for a small cup of soft serve is not something one will pay for every day. But when it’s only $3.50, why not?! Let’s have one every day if you wish.

For a limited time only, you can get any of your favourite Honey Creme soft serve at just $3.50 with Tring 313 app avaiable on App Store. Besides this sweet deal, there are more exclusive offers of up to 50% off food delights at 313@somerset too. However all these will end come 21 August!

Steps to getting your coupons on Tring 313

  1. Select Offers from the menu on the left.
  2. Browse the available offers and select the one you want to get.
  3. Tap on “Buy Now” button.
  4. Select “Pay with PayPal” or “Pay with Credit Card” and proceed as required.
  5. Once payment is complete, you’ll see the list of coupons you’ve gotten in “My Coupons”.
  6. Select the coupon you want to use and tap “Redeem”.
  7. You will need to hand your mobile to the merchant upon payment for them to enter their redemption code.
  8. That’s it! Now enjoy your offer!

New user who sign up will also receive a surprise welcome treat at Candy Empire, Chocolate Origin or llaollao (While stocks last). Download the Tring 313 app on App Store and head over to 313@somerset before the vouchers get snapped up!

Other promotions at 313@somerset

313 Foodie Alert, 22 Jul – 25 Aug

Be one of 3 weekly winners to walk away with $50 F&B vouchers. Simply log on to http://facebook.com/313somerset and guess the outlets in the flat lay photos that are featured in the 313 Food Guide.

Best Foodies Forever!, 22 Jul – 21 Aug

Dining with friends is always a bonding experience. Make it a winning one too! Share your amazing food adventures at 313 and be one of 8 foodies to win $100 313 vouchers. It’s a piece of cake, follow @313somerset and upload your photo on Instagram photo with hashtag #313foodie.

Check out more details on 313@somerset Facebook post…

This is one sweet and refreshing deal for all those catching Pokemons around Orchard Road. Catch these awesome foodie deals before they’re gone! No Poke Balls needed!