Flawless Selfies with Casio TR60

Have you ever wondered why some girls always have flawless selfies on their IG / social medias? Apart from the Mei Tu Xiu Xiu app, it’s no secret that the Casio TR60 is the perfect selfie camera with its built in beauty filter function! I had the chance to review the camera and here are the photos and my take! 😉
Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0025Casio Exilim TR60

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0024Petite in size and pretty in purple.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0028Extendable frame which forms a good grip for selfies.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0027Extendable frame also forms as a good stand for wireless/”shoot with phone” photo taking function.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0026The two dots on the side of the camera indicates the “selfie pad” which allows you to toggle between beauty filters and modes.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0021The menu page with the few options which allows wireless download to phone and

shooting with phone.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0022The camera album allows storage of about 100 photos, which isn’t a lot. You will need to transfer the photos to the phone and delete the photos on the camera regularly. P.S. These are the photos I took during my Genting trip, you can check it out my blog post of the trip here! 😉
Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0023Send to phone function, will need to download the Exilim Connect app on your phone and then link the camera to the phone wirelessly.Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0030Connect the phone to the camera’s wifi.
Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0031Then open the Exilim connect app on your phone. In this case, I am using an IPhone. Once the phone is connected, you can view photos on phone or use remote capture – allows you to use your phone as a remote and click to capture photos on the Casio TR60.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0020Casio TR60 Makeup mode allows you to adjust the skin tone and smooth skin filters.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0019The screen displays the few modes at the top which you can click to use accordingly: makeup, mirror, wireless, modes, menu.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0014Under modes, you can pick from various options!

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0015More options under “Art shot”.Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0016Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0017Including a nails option!

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0018Here’s how the photo taken with the nails mode option looks like! 
Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0029And here’s a photo taken using my phone as a remote control. 🙂

More photos taken with the built in beauty filter, no further editing required! ^^V

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I do love the Casio TR60 camera very much for the flawless selfie functions and how pretty and petite the camera is. However at $1400+, it is a huge amount to shell out for a selfie camera, which is why I didn’t purchase after the review.

Thank you Casio Singapore, Nicole and Oglivy PR for providing the Casio TR60 camera for the review!

Will be posting about the launch of Casio’s newer selfie camera model, Casio TR70 in another post soon! 😉

x

Ena

Parents Will Love Gu Ma Jia’s!

What kind of dishes do your parents like? My parents, being traditional chinese love their chinese dishes. For special occasions family dinners we will usually order stir fry dishes or go to chinese restaurants. Writing this blog post reminds me that I should bring them down to Gu Ma Jia’s, my sister and I both agree that they will love the dishes there.

Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0013 Let’s just dive straight into the dishes we had from Gu Ma Jia’s food tasting! 🙂
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0000We started the dinner with Gu Ma Jia’s Vinegar Enzyme drink.
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0001We had Gu Ma Jia’s Signature Beancurd, Crispy on the outside and soft inside, with a tasty dipping sauce.
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0002Kyoto Pork Ribs – a feast for the eyes as well with the fire show!
I will be including a video at the end of the post, so you can watch the fire in action too, heh!
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0003Kyoto Pork Ribs is sooo delicious and tender – highly recommended!
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0004Another top favourite, Kai Lan Yuan Yang – it is fried till it is crispy.
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0005Prawn and Salted Egg Yoke. I’m allergic to prawns so I didn’t try the prawn but the egg yolk sauce/gravy is delicious! I love salted egg yolk dishes so much!
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0006Claypot Wine Chicken with Ginger and Sesame Oil is another hot favourite dish. Frankly, I don’t know how we managed to eat so much that night, hahaha.

Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0007Gu Ma Jia’s Award Winning Assam Fish Head, is sweet and sour and hits all the right spots! I know my mum will love this.
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0008Ooohhhh… This is one of my personal favourites – Ubin Lala Beehoon. I love clams and the sweetness of it. This dish is super generous with all the lala(clams) and egg ingredients! 

Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0009Another special occasion top picks, White Pepper Crab. The white pepper has the kick!
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0010Glutinous rice with vanilla ice cream, I really like this dessert! A blend of hot and cold, savoury and sweet.
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0011More desserts, Mango pudding, White Fungus and Vinegar Enzyme Jelly.
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0012The vinegar enzyme jars kept in store!
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0014Since 2009.
Gu Ma Jia Blogger Review Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0015Thank you Gu Ma, Agnes ATMC PR for the media invite!

Watch a short video compilation here:

 

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Thank you Gu Ma & ATMC PR For the delicious dishes!

Visit Gu Ma Jia:
45 Tai Thong Crescent Sennett Estate Singapore 347866
Phone: +6285 2023
http://gumajia.com.sg

x

Ena

3 Highlights for upcoming #NDP2016

You might have already seen my sneak peak update on IG and Dayre (@ena_teo) after NDP 2016 media preview last week.

And here’s the full post of what we can expect for the upcoming NDP 2016! Isn’t it awesome how much lead time there is for our Nation’s birthday that’s coming up on 9 August? Preparations usually start about a year in advance, from idea creation to logistics preparations.

Will jump straight into the initiatives and engagements for this NDP and talk about the 3 highlights along the way in this post! 🙂

3 Highlights for this #NDP2016 Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0000We (Nuffnang bloggers and managers) arrived about 20 minutes early for the preview and we had time to settle down, pick the colour of our Fun Pack and head outside for the breakfast items before heading back in. I haven’t attended NDP in a while, and forgot that a lot of Army/NSAF men are involved, so it was quite a culture shock to suddenly see so many men/guys at a media preview. Haha!

3 Highlights for this #NDP2016 Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0001Col (NS) Fong Khai Seck, this year’s Chairman Engagement, sharing the NDP Committee’s intentions behind the engagement  efforts of the NDP 2016, anchored by the idea of encouraging collective ownership and promoting inclusiveness. 

The theme of this year’s NDP is:
Building Our Singapore of Tomorrow

Highlight 1:
Our Collective Dreams and Aspirations –
a large mosaic consisting of 50,000 individual paintings digitally stitched together. 

3 Highlights for this #NDP2016 Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0002Our Collective Dreams and Aspirations encourage students and youths to share their dreams and aspirations for Singapore’s future through painting. It aims to stretch the imagination of Singaporeans in dreaming of a better future for Singapore. This stitching of the individual paintings together symbolises the need for collective ownership in charting Singapore’s future. Renowned Singaporean artist, Mr Sun Yu-Li, will create abstract designs based on each of the 51 years of Singapore’s nation building and overlay them atop the mosaic. The resulting Our Collective Dreams and Aspirations thus represent the collective journey of our nation over 51 years. 

I love how meaningful and layered this initiative and artwork is. I fondly recall the times when I was in primary school and we were encouraged to draw and paint our vision of a future Singapore. There is so much power in a child’s imagination and vision for the future as it will captivate and motivate them to realise these visions and goals. This reminds me to not give up that child-like wonderment, belief and vision for a better tomorrow, a better society and a better Singapore – even though so often we are touted to already be the city of the future – there is still much we can improve and progress on.

Another creative initiative this year is Our Pledge to Singapore card, a collaborative effort by former TV artiste, Mr Edmund Chen and children with special needs from Pathlight School as they co-design this year’s Pledge Card. The public can participate in this initiative by making our pledge to Singapore in two ways: 1. through the e-version of the Pledge Card which will be available on the NDPeeps App from 7 July 2016 onwards or 2. by completing a hardcopy Pledge Card which will be distributed to the general public at the National Stadium during Previews 1 and 2 and on National Day. Completed Pledge Cards can be shared on individual social media platforms as well as official platforms such as NDPeep FB, Instagram (@ndpeeps_2016) and Twitter (@NDPeeps) with hashtags #NDP2016, #NDP2016theme, #NDP16, #NDP and #NDP2015Pledgecard.

Highlight 2:
AR Technology in the NDP Souvenir Magazine

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The souvenir magazine is embedded with digital content that aims to engage readers in an interactive way. With the use of augmented reality, readers can access additional content – images and videos – using the NDPeeps App on their mobile devices. Readers will be able to view a 3D time-lapse video of the National Stadium’s evolution by focusing the camera on the picture of the National Stadium in the magazine, users can even pan and zoom during the video to appreciate different perspectives of the transformation of the National Stadium.

Well, this  technology certainly isn’t new as we’ve seen it on IKEA catalogues but to have this technology applied on our NDP souvenir magazine? I don’t know about you guys, but I’m feeling like we’re the cool kids on the block.

Highlight3:
LED Wristband in the Funpack

3 Highlights for this #NDP2016 Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0004The LED wristband is programmable and can be wirelessly synchronized with the show’s lights and sounds. It is capable of emitting lights with varying intensity and in 16 (!) different colours and modes. In wearing this LED wristband, every spectator becomes an integral part of the show, collectively contributing to massive visual displays and enjoy a truly immersive experience.

This year’s Funpack comes in 2 colours, red and white which are the representative colours of Singapore, in our State flag and serves as a reminder to be rooted to the values that define our collective strength and harmony.  It is lightweight, multifunctional, waterproof and durable.

I love how versatile this bag is, as it can be used as a sling bag, hand bag or haversack/bagpack. To ensure that it would be enjoyable bag, the NDP 2016 Logistics and Finance Committee even gathered and incorporated feedback from students from over 10 schools!

Check out this video to find out more about the Funpack!

3 Highlights for this #NDP2016 Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0007The bloggers and I caught a photos with Edmund Chen!
3 Highlights for this #NDP2016 Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0006Before we headed to the National Stadium for a quick photo taking with our bags.
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Thank you NDP 2016 and Nuffnang for the media preview invite!

x

Ena

What’s good at Coco Ichibanya?

I’m a huge fan of Japanese curry rice because the curry is tasty without being too spicy and I love the crispy cutlets in the curry rice, hence I’m a fan of Coco Ichibanya and have dined at their Somerset and Star Vista outlets before attending the launch preview at Plaza Singapura. Another really belated review/post but presumably all the items are still on the menu! 🙂Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0006 Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0008You can choose from an array of 5 spicy levels! I usually opt for level 1 cause I like my Japanese curry without much spice, lol. And the max I’d go is level 3.
Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0003Their steak is pretty good too!

Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0005I love this BBQ squid.

Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0004I’m allergic to prawns, but you can have your share if you’re a seafood lover!

Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0009Shishamo, which is fried fish with a lot of roe in them. I used to be afraid of eating these but they are kinda tasty.
Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0007Gyoza, not a fan of Gyoza in generally, and didn’t think they were very spectacular.

Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0001Desserts were meh – the only decent one is the layered chocolate cake.

Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0000I am a fan of croquettes but these weren’t particularly remarkable.
Coco Ichibanya Review and RecommendationsBlogger Ena Teo Enabalista_0010This salad is nice! If you are a salad lover, I’d recommend this, not filling for sure, but nice.

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Thank you Coco Ichibanya and ATMC PR for the tasting invite~!

x

Ena

Most Impressive Drugstore Eyeshadow? | Makeup Review & Brush Care

Today I’ll be reviewing eyes and brow makeup from two drugstore brands Kate Tokyo and Clio, followed by sharing about a beauty and brush care package from the lovely folks from Sigma!

I’ve been using Kate Tokyo’s new and latest Forming Edge eyeshadow palettes a lot lately and am very impressed by its superb pigmentation, beautiful colours and comfortable and long wearing formula. My favourite colour is PK-01 which I incidentally dropped from my makeup shelve today after applying it T_T so I will be purchasing a replacement from Watsons.

Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyeshadow BB Mousse Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0002 Kate Tokyo’s new and latest Forming Edge eyeshadow palettes and BB Powder Changing Mousse ($23.50 each).

Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyeshadow BB Mousse Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0007 Kate Tokyo’s new and latest Forming Edge eyeshadow palettes in BR-3 (brown), PK-1 (pink), BU-1(blue) and GD-1 (green). Check out all eight shades on their site here.Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyeshadow BB Mousse Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0003 Kate Tokyo’s Forming Edge eyeshadow palette in PK-1, my favourite of the 4 shades. The colour in the middle is actually more peach (pinkish orange) than pink, nonetheless the colours in the palette complements very well for a sweet and romantic look that’s wearable on a daily basis too. Super love!

BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0029Wearing Kate Tokyo’s Forming Edge eyeshadow palette in PK-1 in this look.

Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyeshadow BB Mousse Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0004 Kate Tokyo’s Forming Edge eyeshadow palette in BR-3 is my second favourite colour of choice and I pick this colour on days when I want to go for a more understated glam look, like this:

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Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyeshadow BB Mousse Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0005 Kate Tokyo’s Forming Edge eyeshadow palette in BU-1 is a colour I have yet to try but when I do, I’d likely match it with gold or orange to create a more friendly look rather than just full blue, which is a tricky look to wear on its own on a regular day.

Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyeshadow BB Mousse Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0006 Kate Tokyo’s Forming Edge eyeshadow palette in GD-1, unfortunately the powder came cracked when I received it, which goes to show how fragile it is, so do be careful when you handle them. Though the pigment and formula is great, and the fancy diamond packaging looks pretty, it does make it more fragile.

Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyeshadow BB Mousse Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0000 Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyeshadow BB Mousse Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0001 KATE Powdery Mousse BB.  I have yet to try this out.
This lightweight mousse promises to: transform into powder upon application for excellent shine-free coverage that lasts all day! What’s more, your skin is pampered with all the nourishing goodness of BB cream for perfect skin from the inside out. Comes in 2 shades, 01 Bright colour and 02 Natural colour.

Older launches which I have yet to review on the blog!

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Kate Virtual Lash Liner (Mascara) $25.50 promises to amp up the drama with voluminous and lush lashes with the new KATE VIRTUAL LASH LINER. The new Hard Black Formula and refined wax-polymer-pigment ratio unfailingly creates intense, long-lasting black colouration. The formula also features straight and curled fibres to simultaneously curl and lengthen your lashes, lifting them up and fixing them in place for curves that last. The KATE VIRTUAL LASH LINER also features a compact applicator wand that can pack on the long-wearing formula. Precisely positioned bristles spread lashes apart, coating every last one for maximum impact.

I’ve had it for a while, but as I am crafting this post, I can’t recall my review of this mascara. Oops! I will be wearing and testing it again and share my update on IG. Based on the promise of the product, I do think it will suit my short and sparse eye lashes. I don’t wear mascaras often and when I do, I tend to go back to the few that I’ve tried and like, which are currently KPalette’s Lash Perm Volume Mascara (Purple) and Benefit’s Roller Lash mascara. Previously I was using and loving Lancome’s Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara and Maybelline’s Cat Eye (quick some time back). It is very important for me that a mascara has an easy to remove formula, dries fast, is lightweight, doesn’t smudge and somehow still magically extends my eyelashes and gives some volume. Very demanding, I know. 

Define your eyes in brilliant black with the new KATE Digital Memory Liner ($20.50). Intense, all-day colouration emphasises your eyes in a single stroke of the super-fine flat brush.  The KATE DIGITAL MEMORY LINER features two types of polymers to ensure all-day resistance to smudging, fading, sebum, sweat and water. These polymers have been carefully arranged for fuss-free removal of the formula with warm water.

KATE Digital Memory Liner is a new eyeliner favourite. I use eyeliner on a daily basis, before this, my holy grail favourite is Clio’s Kill Black and Brown brush liner for it’s smudge proof formula which cleans easily with no stains or marks. By comparison Kate Digital Memory Liner is more intense, equally smudge proof and while it cleans with no mark/stains, it does require more makeup remover to clean off.

Kate Tokyo Brow Set Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0000Rounding off my Kate Tokyo review with their Eyebrow Set, which comes with the brow palette, brush and comb, was retailing at $20.50, in December 2015. Not sure if you can still find the same promotion now. My Japanese friend commenting on IG (the same pic as above) that Kate is a very popular brand in Japan and that she has bought the same brow palette 10 times! Wow. However I am more of a eyebrow pencil kinda gal… I tried to apply and like this product but I am just not as efficient with this eyebrow palette as I am with the eyebrow pencil… oops.

Clio Singapore KillBrow Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0000 That is why we need more than one brand in the market, such as Clio which caters to girls like me who prefers eyebrow pencil rather than eyebrow palette, although you an also spot their version above. They also have their Kill Brow All Day Tattoo (which sold out in Korean when they first launched), which is the  K version of Benefit’s Gimme Brow, Gel Brow Pencil and waterproof eyeliners! Have actually yet to break into all of them yet, but do check them out in Watsons stores. As mentioned above, I highly recommend Clio’s Kill Black and Brown brush eyeliner and lately am also really loving their Gradation Dual Eyebrow pencil which is their new summer 2016 collection, which I will review in another post! 🙂

Sigma Brushes & Brush Care Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0000 Sometime back, the kind folks of Sigma sent me this very lovely beauty and brush care set.Sigma Brushes & Brush Care Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0001

Containing brushes, makeup and a brush cleaning glove! Looking for brush cleaning tools and options? Check out their Sigma Spa page here!

Where do you shop for your brush cleansing tools? Let me know in the comments!

x

Ena

How I carry my IPhone6 during my runs

A quick post today. If you’ve been following my IG, you might know that I’ve been actively taking part in my company’s ERA Running Club which I try to attend every Monday night and joined my first race sometime last year. So it was only proper for me to get a sports armband for my Iphone6 which I always run with, not only for the music but also because I use Runkeeper to keep track of my stats during each run! Monocozzi  IPhone6 ArmBand Holder Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0000

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I like this armband because it’s in a pretty pink and grey combination, it’s lightweight and the neoprene waterproof material keeps my phone secure and dry, attached to my upper arm while I am running. You can purchase the same cover on Monocozzi website here for USD 11.95 (now on offer!). It ships from Hong Kong and whilst their Powerbanks are super pretty, it doesn’t ship internationally, unfortunately.

Where do you shop your gadget accessories from? Let me know in the comments! 😉

Thank you Felicia and Monocozzi for sending me this functional yet pretty product!

x

Ena

Medtrinia Ageless Herbal Cream and NewBornLash Serum? | Beauty Reviews

Today I’ll be reviewing two body creams and one eyelash growth serum. I’ve been using these products on and off for a few months and I have to confess that I’ve not used them for consecutive days, sufficient to see a remarkable result. And that’s also a reason why I’ve been hesitant to review these products on the blog  as it’s hard to attest to the results. Nonetheless, I’ll be including details of the products, so if you find them useful, you might want to give them a try! 😉
Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy Cream NewbornLash Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0001Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream with Chasteberry Extract, Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy Cream & NewbornLash Eyelash & Brow Serum
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Do you experience very bad period cramps? Then you might find this cream useful! Starting off the review with Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream with Chasteberry Extract that is highly recommended by fellow blogger Herine, who also sent this product over to me for review.

Specifically developed to alleviate hormone imbalance symptoms and beauty problems related to hormonal imbalances, Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream with Chasteberry extract contains the exclusive Phyto-hormone Triactive Complex of Chasteberry, Fenugreek and Rapeseed Extract, clinically proven to mimic the positive effects of your hormones on your body and skin. This Triactive Complex designed for skin delivery system to maximize its efficacy on restoring you to optimal youthful levels and improving your health and vitality. It contains 100% natural botanical ingredients, no animal substances or synthetic hormones are used in the formulation of Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream. 

Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream helps to regulate hormone production, maintains optimal hormone levels and is a great massage complement for holistic healing.

Chasteberry (Vitex) is a plant found in the Mediterranean region. It has the ability to effect the pituitary gland’s regulatory and balancing influence on progesterone, estrogen and prolactin hormone production. Its preparations are used to help treat irregularities of the menstrual cycles, premenstrual complaints and mastodynia (breast pain). It is also an effective remedy for menopausal disorders & PMS.

Fenugreek acts as an emollient (softens and soothes the skin). It also reduces blood sugar and is a potential raw material for the production of sex hormones. It is commonly used in Chinese Medicine to treat cold pain in the lower abdomen, impotence, and hernia (said to be due to cold “Chi”).

Dioscorea (Wild Yam) root is used as a precursor for manufacturing progesterone and estrogen. It is used to help ease dysmenorrhea and cramps.

Grape Seed Extract is a powerful anti-oxidant. The anti-oxidant activity provides a strong rationale for using it in the therapeutic management of microvascular disorders. It may also support collagen stabilization.

Geranium Oil keeps the skin supple and opens its pores to allow
better absorption. Its properties for balancing the mind and emotions helps relief anxiety, stress etc.

Benefits of Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream

1. Improve osteoporosis symptoms
2. Improves decreased libido
3. Alleviates moodswings and hotflushes
4. Reduces vaginal dryness
5. Retards aging
6. Firms the breasts
7. Reduces menstrual cramps/PMS
8. Reduce water retention
9. Hydrates skin and improve skin elasticity
10. Promotes a stronger immune system

I have used this Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream with Chasteberry Extract on multiple occasions focusing on the breasts and stomach area where Herine recommended as it will firm the area while keeping the skin supple. It will give a warm sensation after applied. As it includes Chasteberry and Wild Yam root which helps the body to balance hormones, it is recommended if you experience irregular periods or physical discomfort brought by hormonal imbalance. Based on the stated benefits of the cream, it would also be suitable for women going through menopause. Retails at $178, purchase online here. For more information visit the fact sheet link here.

Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy Cream Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0000If stretch marks are your concerns, why not give Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy Cream a shot? I confess that I don’t have visible stretch marks to attest to the effects of this cream, but I love applying this to my legs and thighs because of the lovely botanical scent and its moisturizing effects from the hyaluronic acid.  In case you haven’t, read my review of Mederma Proactive Gel, a scar removal gel here. For more information, visit the Mederma website here.NewbornLash Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0000

Last but not the last, we have NewbornLash Eyelash and Brow Serum for review. I really want to like this product and see its effects on my eyelashes because I have the typical sparse, short and straight asian eyelashes. HOWEVER I have never managed to go past 3 consecutive days/nights of applying this serum. Sorry guys. I usually apply this at night before I sleep, it has a tiny brush tip applicator which makes it easy to apply the serum at your eyelash roots. I also confess that this is a very late review because I received this product last year. The product is brought in by BeaulabSEA but I can’t find any product information on its site at the moment. Let me know if you’ve any eyelash growth serum to recommend and tips to stick to the regime? 🙂

x

Ena

What to order at Arteastiq Plaza Singapura

A way overdue post considering Arteastiq at Plaza Singapura launched last year, but it’s still relevant and I’ll be highlighting which are the dishes I’d recommend and have gone back for since it’s opening! 😉
Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0000Arteastiq started out at Mandarin Gallery and it’s known to be a place where you can spend hours painting and/or having tea with friends, so it’s also only appropriate to dress up a little for it (not that I need any excuse to dress up, really). 😉
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Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0008Promotion boards and a space for painting just in front of the store. During the weekdays when I’ve passed by, they also exhibit artworks there.
Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0003Already loving the very French-esque (read: style) shop front with the black and white canopy and old school bike prop.Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0004 Have I mentioned how much I love an updated, modern yet classic interior? Loving the gold accents amidst the black and white colours.Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0021The interior decor and furnishing is eclectic yet classy and comfortable.
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Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0009 You’re getting a very soothing open skies and greenery view if you’re seating by the windows. Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0001 Longan tea is an Arteastiq special and many have asked where to get the tea from but it’s a trade secret! My friends and I love it iced as it’s refreshing and perfect for Singapore’s sunny weather.Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0002You can opt for biscuits and biscotti to go with the tea too!

We had a lot of dishes to share at the food tasting, but here are my top 3 dish picks! 🙂

Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0019Aphrodiate Crabmeat Benedict ($25) is a store recommended dish, the crabmeat was a little dry.

Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0011I super love this Tuscan Sun Porcine et Polenta ($20) which is eggs over mashed potatos and mushrooms, basically all my favourites on a plate!

I have yet to try Summer in Provence – Foiegras ($28) which is seared foie gras with lightly baked eggs but it’s definitely next on my list when I’m back.

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We were basically too full to properly appreciate the desserts…

Arteastiq Plaza Singapura Ena Teo Enabalista Blogger Review _0018Mount Etna’s Peak ($13) Crisp chocolate triangle filled with Valrhona chocolate mousse, yuzu gelato and berries coulis – I don’t know about you, but this is basically all my favourite desserts on a platter!

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With fellow ladies at our table, Karen the founder and Agnes!

Arteastiq Boutique Tea House
Plaza Singapura
#03-70/72
68 Orchard Road
Singapore 238839
Tel: 6336 0951 (Dining)
Tel: 6336 0952 (Social Painting)

Opening Hours:
Daily 10am – 10pm

Writing this post reminds me that it’s time for me to invite my friends for a session of art jamming and lunch at Arteastiq! 🙂

Thank you Agnes and Arteastiq for the invite!

x

Ena

Get Summer Ready | Personal Care Beauty Reviews

As we enter into the month of June, this means Summer is fast upon us… And in the thick of summer, it’s important for us to care for our skin and hair to make sure we’re prepared for and protected from the heat and humidity!

As you would know by now, if you’ve been reading my past few blog posts and following me on my IG,  I’ve literally got tons of beauty products for review and it would take me too much time and inertia to review them singly / per range on a dedicated blog post, so I’ve decided to compile relevant products together in a multi-review post! So here goes the first of such posts to come. 😉

V-Mina Personal Care Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0000I was sent this V-Mina Feminine Hygiene Trial Pack some time end last year and I particularly like the Cleansing Mousse. I am not a daily user of female personal hygiene care because I feel that normal body care products are sufficient for me. However during “that time of the month” aka periods, using personal hygiene care feels extra nice. Read more about V-Mina on their site here and purchase their products online here.

OKDGG Beauty Products Ena Teo Enabalista_0000 OKDGG Beauty Products Ena Teo Enabalista_0001So many Korean beauty products, so little time to try and buy them. If you’re a huge Korean skincare, makeup and fashion lover like I am, you might be happy to know of OKDGG which is a mega online shopping mall that houses 1,300 brands under one site and they are currently offering free shipping for purchases over $100(usd) and below 10kg!  I have tried the Jeju Aloe Vera gel which is a very refreshing and moisturizing water gel based cream, I’d recommend this for days after a day at the beach. The Too School For Cool Milk Tint red is a pastel red lip tint with a glossy effect.  Still haven’t tried the Wonder Patch Belly Wing, but if you have, leave a comment and share your views! For more makeup and skincare products on OKDGG, visit here.  And I do love a pretty pink delivery box. 🙂

Dove Volume Nourishment Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0000If you’re looking for a lightweight Volume enhancing and nourishing hair care, try Dove’s Volume Nourishment range consisting of Shampoo, Conditioner and Root Lift Spray. I personally have rather thick hair so I can’t really attest to the effects of this range in a sense that its effects aren’t that remarkable for me. But when I tried the range for review, I liked that it was lightweight and effective in cleansing and didn’t leave any greasy residue on the hair. Also, my friend Fion says the Root Lift Spray really works for her. 

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Another haircare range I’ve tried is Rich Pure Luxury Miracle Renew CC Shampoo and Cream. Honestly I thought the product packaging was so ordinary despite the impressive name “Rich Pure Luxury Miracle Renew CC Shampoo”. However after using it, I was impressed by it and also really like the grape scent. I also saw it being on featured on one of the local magazines’ beauty awards (sorry can’t recall  now which magazine it is).

A quick research online shows the write up on the official US site as;
Infused with wine extract, the shampoo actively brighten hair colour and protects hair from environmental damage. It also moisturises hair and scalp thanks to an algae extract derived from seaweed that’s rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals. The shampoo contains a beautiful blend of argan oil and hydrolyzed wheat, soy and corn proteins to create soft, shiny hair that’s smooth and free of frizz.
Instructions: Apply to damp hair, massage into a lather then rinse. Repeat if necessary. For optimum results use with RICH Pure Luxury MIracle Renew CC Conditioner.

I also used the CC cream after wash and before blow dry and it’s a non greasy and moisturizing formula. Would definitely recommend this moisturizing and nourishing hair care range for dry hair. You can purchase the product on SuzanniBeaute here for $13.50 for 250ml, which is cheaper than Guardian retailing at $17.90. 😉 The CC Cream retails at $16.50 on SuzanniBeaute.

Have previously posted about DCS Nutriderm here. As for the Stenders skincare, I like the moisturizing toner but find the Hydrating Facial Gel a tad too concentrated for my skin, but my friend Christabelle likes them just fine. What’s your current skincare favourites?

Lip Hop Sunblocks Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0000Last but not the least, if you’re looking for an affordable sun screen range, consider LipHop, a made in Korea sun care line with products Ultra Whitening Sun Protection Lotion, Kids Hypoallergenic Sun Protection Lotion, Super Defence Ex Sun Protection Milk, Moisturizing Weightless Sun Protection Spray and Soothing Aloe Vera Gel. With all of the variety, you’re bound to find a type of sun block that suits your preference and needs this summer. I’d brought these along with me on my trip to Penang a while back and I like the lightweight Ultra Whitening Sun Protection Lotion. 🙂

What’s your summer plans? I’m definitely planning for a day in my white Kaftan and sipping mojito by the beach. 😉

x

Ena

Stay Hip & Chic with BIG Hotel Singapore

Over the recent labour day holiday, Christabelle and I enjoyed our extended weekend at boutique hotel, BIG Hotel Singapore. Super love the chic, grey textured walls and its Pinterest-worthy minimalistic interior. <3

Belle and I made full use of our 1D1N with girly activities such as playing with new make up, photo taking at the alley ways/spots near by the hotel, thai food at Aroy Dee for dinner, The Daily Scoop (at School of the Arts) for desserts and masks (mutiple, yes, haha) time before we called it a night. During our fruitful staycation, we were also appropriately (mostly me, haha since Belle doesn’t really drinks coffee) with Nespresso and Cafedirect coffee, it’s sweet that BIG Hotel has a Nespresso machine in the room. Have I mentioned how much I love the chic coffee corner? 😉BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0003 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0008 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0010 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0009 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0006 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0007 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0004 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0005BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0013BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0012 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0011 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0014New cosmetics from Etude House Play 101 Sticks / cushion concealers, Laneige BB Cushion, K-Palette Rose Eyeliner, Kate Tokyo Eyeshadow Palettes, Stenders Handcream and Lipbalm.
BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0016Swatches of Etude House Play 101 sticks, creamy and pigmented.BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0015My picks for the day. Caption as posted on my IG; Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control SPF50+ PA+++ is my recent go to foundation, a new and improved formula with 3D skin fit technology and higher coverage than before! 😊✨👌 Etude House’s BIG cover concealer tip to cover my dark eye circles and Concealer Cushion in beige as a highlighting pen! As well as the Play 101 Stick in jumbo size with a creamy formula,#10 as highlighter below the brows and #13 a light shimmer pink for blusher~ ☺️💕Kate Tokyo newest SS16 collection, Forming Edge Eyes in BR-3($23.90 at Watsons), a beautiful and highly pigmented shimmery brown eyeshadow palette with 3 hues for a mesmerizing look with depth. 👁😉 Completing my eye look with Etude‘s Play 101 Pencil in black, K Palette’s latest Bulgarian Rose Eyeliner for a sharp and smudge-free liquid eyeline. My current go to mascara is also from K Palette, 1 Day Lash Perm c/o of Beauty Carousel. ✍🏻🌹 Finishing the look by prepping my lips with Stender‘s cranberry lip balm – it comes with 60% natural shea butter so it legit keeps the lips moisturized! Lastly Australis’ Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in Doobai – a dark red lip colour which you can find from Watsons!

See the look below:
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BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0017Coffee break with Cafedirect (available at Fairprice Finest & Fairprice Xtra) before heading out.
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Post dinner ice cream indulgence:

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BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0026BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0022I opted for Strawberry while Christabelle opted for Durian (Mao Shan Wang) and Avocado!

BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0023 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0024Headed back and washed up with Estee Lauder’s new micro cleansing foam and if you don’t already know about Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair serum, this stuff is the magic potion of the beauty world! I use it on nights when I need to calm redness/irritation/clear up blemishes on my skin, and it always works like a charm!

I brought along Origin’s Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores, and found out that Christabelle is a huge fan of this brand and been using this mask regularly which helps with her oily skin type, once a week. Origins is an au natural skin care brand, for all you nature loving skincare fanatics! 😉

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And post Origins charcoal mask, we nourished our skin with The Face Shop animal masks which I got last year and they don’t seem to be retailing any more now, but man, these smell of peaches, soooo good and its also pretty hydrating, love! Check out other The Face Shop masks currently available on their site here.

The next morning, a wake up coffee is in order…
BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0027We were well fuelled by Nespresso’s  limited edition coffee Tanim De Chiapas from Mexico.

BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0034 *satisfied grin*
BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0028And YES I had also lugged over the new ranges of skincare goodies; shower gel, scrub, body creams from The Body Shop to try out during the staycation, best decision ever! Our bathroom and room were filled and smelled so good of summer fragrances from the Pinita Colada (Pineapple and Coconut) to Polynesian Tiare (island flowers), they’ll all launch by June 9. 😉

BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0029Lovin’ the soft morning sunrays~
BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0036And a wefie with the lovely one before we tore ourselves away from the room… we really didn’t want to go.
BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0032Checking out at this lobby.

BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0033A very cosy and bubbly lobby atmosphere when we left, ideal for friends or family to gather before heading out.

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The comfy bed and sheets made for a great night’s rest. All in, BIG Hotel is an affordable, chic option that I’d recommend whether you’re considering for a local stay-cation or visiting from abroad. Staff we met at the hotel were also very pleasant and courteous – they definitely made our stay that much sweeter. Plus, it’s located conveniently close to Bugis MRT (if you’re taking the train down from Changi Airport, from the green line) and walking distance to Dhoby Ghaut and Little India where you can explore more of Singapore whether for shopping, dining or cultural spots. If you’re keen, you can also check out my alma-mater LASALLE College of the Arts which is literally behind BIG hotel, if you’re in luck you might coincide your stay with graduating students’ exhibitions. happening from now, 20th May to 1st June!

Thank you BIG Hotel & Chelsea for arranging the stay for review!

Be sure to follow me on IG @ena_teo for daily updates! 😉

x

Ena

Safe & Refreshing Home Based Teeth Whitening Products

Hi Loves!

A while back I was introduced to iWhite, a teeth whitening brand that promises “instant teeth whitening” effects which are also clinically proven and tested safe. I know you are skeptical, so read on about how the products work.

Instead of rephrasing, I will simply borrow from the horses’ mouth. iWhite’s founder Robin List puts it across this way:

( iWhite products ) contains a few active ingredients, one of them being a cleaning agent, which helps to break down the stains in your teeth – turning them from double bonds to single bonds, so your teeth actually look lighter. A lot of our products also have a film-forming agent, which is loaded with bioactive crystals. They moment they hit your teeth, they become instantly whiter.

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iWhite range of whitening products consists of a toothpaste, mouthwash and whitening kit. I’ve been using the toothpaste and mouthwash and they both have a refreshing taste. They are also affordably priced at $9.90 and $10.90 respectively.

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For the whitening kit, it costs $49.90 and consists of 10 trays which you can use consistently for 5 days (upper and lower teeth) and these can potentially whiten your teeth up to 8 shades whiter/lighter. You can choose to whiten both upper and lower teeth together (which is what I’d do) or select only upper/lower, whichever is your preference. I’ve not tried it for 5 consecutive days, but for the sake of this blog review, I have tried it once and I think it’s a very fuss-free experience. Basically you are advised to use this after brushing your teeth and sleeping, pop this into your mouth for 20 minutes and then when the time’s up, remove it and go to sleep without rinsing your mouth or brushing your teeth. This is so that the ingredients can continue to work their effect on your teeth through the night.  It does get a little uncomfortable after putting the guards/kit in for a while and you will salivate more than usual, but there is no pain or discomfort otherwise. The only problem I have in using this kit, is with reference to my lifestyle and no fault of the kit – I always drink a cup of green tea before I sleep, so it’s hard for me to skip the green tea or to drink it, rinse my teeth, use this kit and then sleep. Oops.

If you’re looking for an affordably priced and safe, home based whitening range/kit, you can definitely consider iWhite. You will find them at Guardian and Watsons stores islandwide.

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Thank you iWhite Singapore and WOM PR for having me at the media preview and these products for review! 🙂

x

Ena

Where to find Below Valuation properties in Singapore?

Hi Loves!

Want to make a guess what is the common thread among the three properties in the following photos below?Below Val Properties Below Valuation Listings Portal Website Singapore_0003Below Val Properties Below Valuation Listings Portal Website Singapore_0001 Below Val Properties Below Valuation Listings Portal Website Singapore_0002(Above photos are taken from BelowVal.Sg.)

Well, the answer is they are all sold below valuation on BelowVal.sg!

For the uninitiated, valuation is what the bank will value the price of the property for, and below valuation basically means the seller is selling the property below what the property is actually worth in the current market! To verify if the property is really below valuation, all you need to do is to send the information to a local residential banker to double check the valuation, which will be indicative, as they can only give an accurate figure if they send a valuer down to the house. 😉

There are four main reasons why sellers sell their properties below valuation; migrating, foreclosure, family change and relocation. And what this means is that there can be a happy buyer who can get a property at a lower price!

Check out this informative video to find out more about the Below Val website:

So if you’re keen to find value buy properties do check out the site BelowVal.sg!

Thanks to the good folks behind Below Val and The Influencer Network for sharing the news of Below Val with us over dinner at Monochrome Bistro located at 291 South Beach Road. I had a squid ink risotto which was pretty good and a carrot cake for desserts! I also really like the chic black and white interior, which is perfect for IG snaps.

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x

Ena

Of Florals & Garden Inspired Nails

Hi Loves!

I hope your week is coming along well? 🙂

Today I’d like to share about a recent set of gelish nails I’ve done at De Artistique Nails, along with a beautiful bouquet I’ve received from A Better Florist.
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Visit De Artistique Nails which is located conveniently at Serangoon Central, about 8 minutes walk from Serangoon MRT station!

You’ll love your trip to this lovely nail salon, not only because of the lovely ambience, and also because Serene is a skilled nail artist with 8 years of experience, despite her young age because she started nail art when she was very young! 🙂

Visit
De Artistique Nails
Blk 263 Serangoon Central Drive #01-57
Singapore 550263

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You’ve seen the snippets of the blue roses bouquet, and they’re from A Better Florist… and I super love the blue bouquet?! I don’t really know exactly why, they’re just so special… Maybe because I associate blue to loyalty and friendship, so I feel its a very appropriate bouquet for me! Plus these blooms stay fresh for 7 days! 🙂 A similar bouquet, Sophia (different colours) retails online at $88 with free delivery, a great & fuss free way to tell her that you’re thinking of her, I say!

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Thank you A Better Florist (& Valentia for the link up~) and Serene from DAN for the nails~! ^^

Visit their IG:
De Artistique Nails
A Better Florist 
& follow mine @ena_teo for regular updates!

x

Ena

Soothe your muscles & firm skin with MTG ReFa Body

Hi Loves!

I don’t know about you, but my calves and shoulders are the two muscles/areas that ache the most after a long day of work and attending events. And I’m sincerely glad to have my MTG ReFa Body massage roller to knead and soothe my tired and aching calves and shoulders! I feel that it helps reduce water retention in my calves, relaxes and soothes my muscles. Most of the times I apply slimming cream and / or body lotion to my skin before I massage it using MTG ReFa. Scroll down below for more information and how I use the MTG ReFa Body massage roller as well as for a massive discount code at the end! 😉

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MTG ReFa Body Massage Roller Ena Teo Blogger Review_0004This is another position that you can adjust for the MTG ReFa Body Massage, so you can cover a larger body part, such as thighs or tummy!

More about ReFa massagers:

Over five million units of beauty devices from the ‘ReFa’ series have been sold to date. ReFa Beauty Roller uses micro current technology which is known to be an effective non-surgical method to restore youthful appearance. ReFa Beauty Roller borrow the body’s natural current to stimulate the lymphatic system, promote skin regeneration and provide a number of cosmetic benefits including skin firming and facial lifting. ReFa devices are coated in platinum, a material durable against acid and sweat which eliminates the risk of metallic allergies on your skin.

Benefits of Lymphatic Massage

Skin care:
For a clearer complexion and to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in facial tissue, as well as to reduce puffiness around the eyes.

Old scar tissue:
can be reduced while the appearance of new scars can be minimized

Detox:
the body will benefit from lymphatic drainage to reduce the sluggishness brought on by too many starchy, high fat foods and too little exercise

Water Retention:
There is often fluid retention in pregnant women and lymphatic drainage can improve comfort especially in legs and feet

Reduce swelling:
After long periods of immobility such as air travel or lessen mobility, fluid tends to stagnate in the tissue making it puffy and tender.

Relaxation:
one of the most relaxing way to relieve stress and it enhance the cleansing and rejuvenating effect

Benefits of Micro Current:
Reduce the appearance of stretch marks, cellulite and any scars on legs and buttocks.

It tightens and tones the stomach and love handles. It trims down the waist lines especially in post pregnancy cases.

 It reduces the fat in flabby arms, toning and tightening the loose and sagging skin.

It lifts slack areas of the skin, tones muscles, hydrates and improves overall appearance of the skin.

It aids in natural lifting of breasts.
It is used by the sport person as part of their fitness regimen.

It provides relaxation, relief, and rejuvenation to your body

Here’s a video to show you how to use the MTG ReFa Body to massage & firm the various parts of your body and skin:

If it’s not convenient for you to load the video, check out these easy pictorial demonstrations taken form MTG SG’s website here.

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My favourite uses are referred to in the first and last photos! 😀

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1. Meditrina’s Ageless Herbal Cream which is particularly good for the stomach and bust area for softening and firming the skin.

2. Mary Cohr Paris Pure Slimmer Quick Action body gel cream that Valerie from Nouri Body Spa highly recommends for effective slimming effect. She recommends me to apply this to my tummy before I exercise and it will double the burning action.

3. Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy Cream which has a very nice and light botanical scent and hyaluronic acid which will help not only to reduce stretch marks but also keep the skin supple.

4. Marie France Bodyline’s BodyTech Activ-PPC Cream, which touts itself to be a highly effective cream that aids in the reduction of fat and cellulite. Take from their official release:
If you have been exercising and watching your diet diligently but are still unable to lose the final stubborn few inches, then this miracle cream might just be the solution for you. Fuss free and effective, the BodyTech Activ-PPC Cream contains phosphatidylcholine (also known as PPC), which has been shown to play a vital role in fat metabolism and the breaking down of fat deposits. Other than reducing fat deposits, the BodyTech Activ-PPC Cream also maintains the skin quality by increasing moisture and elasticity.

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5. Expression Wellness’s Gold Fitness Cryo Thermo Slimming Gel which I’ve used on a few occasions on my calves and I like how it leave my skin moisturized, smooth and I really like how well it pairs with my MTG ReFa Body Massage Roller experience.

The MTG ReFa Body retails online here for $399,
but use my code ” ReFa100Ena” for $100 off! 

In addition to the ReFa Body, you might also want to consider these!

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MTG ReFa Carat, MTG ReFa S Carat & MTG ReFa Body.

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Roll your way to beautifully conditioned skin

ReFa CARAT is inspired by the kneading techniques of professional aestheticians. The double spherical drainage rollers imitates the motions of manual lymphatic drainage by firmly pulling up and gently releasing the skin to make it firmer.

Use on the face and entire body in the bath or after bathing, when the skin is most relaxed.

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MTG ReFa S Carat is the smaller version of the ReFa Carat and helps to massage the parts where the latter cannot, such as the nose, eyes and mouth area.

ROLL YOUR WAY TO A BEAUTIFUL FIRM SKIN

ReFa S CARAT is inspired by the kneading techniques of professional estheticians. It is sleek, portable and can be used on specific eye and face areas.

The double spherical drainage rollers imitates the motions of manual lymphatic drainage by gently lifting and firming the eyes and mouth areas with soft-touch pinpoint kneading.

In case you’re scrolling through to the end just for the discount code, it’s ” ReFa100Ena” for $100 off.
Simply add product to cart, enter the code into “Vouchers” and you will see the $100 discount at check out. 😉

Thank you MTG Singapore and Colleene for the MTG Refa Body for review!

Cheers to beautiful & firmer skin!

x

Ena

Weekend Getaway to Genting Highlands!

Hi Loves!

I’m back again! 😀

Yesterday I posted about my review of Aaron Crow’s Fearless Magic show, the highlight of my recent weekend trip to Genting Highlands. Today I’ll be posting about the rest of the trip and cover everything else we did! It’s gonna be super image heavy! 😛Enabalista Media Review Resorts World Genting March 2016_0000Traveling with my sis for this trip! On the coach~
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We reached the hotel early in the morning around 5am, caught some sleep before we headed out around 10+am~

Checked out Terminal 2 cafe just at the lobby of  XYZ wing.

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Enabalista Media Review Resorts World Genting March 2016_0004They had nice bread, but servings were huge. We didn’t want to be too full as we were expecting a buffet lunch at Coffee Terrace~

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Like 1 Meter Teh!
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The porridge smelled amazing, so we decided to get a bowl to share…Enabalista Media Review Resorts World Genting March 2016_0007Teh & Chicken Porridge. Honestly the porridge was so-so, it was the fried onion that made it smell heavenly and taste good! 

Then it was time for buffet lunch!!!

Enabalista Media Review Resorts World Genting March 2016_0008Once again, our SOP – array of cuisine on our table! 😀

Close ups of the delicious food… Once again, the buffet did not disappoint, both in quality and quantity. 😛

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This time round, I explored the Coffee Terrace place with Chiu Yen and sis and found this sightseeing spot:

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Then I was trying to practise selfies/wefies on my new Canon G7 camera…

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Enabalista Resorts World Genting Review_0001Here’s one of me after a few takes. But as you can see, I can’t seem to take on with one hand only… I need more practice. Haha.

Next we headed to Snow World!!! I know I sound super excited now, when I was initially not. But I unexpectedly had a lot of fun for what was supposed to be for kids/children, hahaha. All you need to have fun, is to have a child’s heart! 😛
Snow World Resorts World Genting Review March 2016_0000 Snow World Resorts World Genting Review March 2016_0001We went just shortly after Easter, so it was Easter themed! 

Snow World Resorts World Genting Review March 2016_0002The Dress Up Corner where we changed into our jackets and shoes.

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Snow World Resorts World Genting Review March 2016_0004Super cute Easter eggs and sweets decor~
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After this we couldn’t snap photos when the Snow World opened to public and we kept our cameras away, but I did get to seat the slide which is only for people before 65kg, and we also played with the red sledges and it was a lot of fun! It’s those kiddy level kind of intensity which is just perfect for me because I don’t like scary rides, hahaha.Snow World Resorts World Genting Review March 2016_0010Group we-fie outside Snow World~

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After Snow World, we went to catch the Fearless Magic Show, which I’ve already covered in the previous post. After the show, we had dinner at Bubbles & Bites!

The name Bubbles & Bites originates from the fact that the restaurant serves simple western food with an exquisite list of drinks―including sparkling wines imported from such countries as Italy, Spain and France. Hence the word“Bubbles.”  True to its name, Bubbles & Bites makes the perfect chillout place for effervescent young people, families and all others who believe great food and good ambience go hand in hand.

Let’s check out the place!

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Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0006The menu, sorry it’s a little dark, basically you have choices from Pizzas, Pasta and Meat.
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Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0008Refreshing Blackcurrent with apple base juice.
Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0009The dancers from Fearless show were having dinner, salad! That’s how they stay so slim…

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Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0013My favourite dish, Chicken Schnitzel, it’s crispy on the outside and tender inside. Love!

Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0014Spaghetti Bolognese.Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0015Carbonara Pizza.Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0016Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0017Lam Lee Burger, tastes like a restaurant version of Ramly burger.Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0018Ethiopian Chicken, as its name goes, it tastes like curry chicken from Africa. One of the recommended / popular dishes.

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Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0020Oblong Margherita Pizza.Bubbles & Bites @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0021Kampung Chicken.Bubbles & BItes Enabalista Resorts World Genting Review 1_0000Old Angus Beef T-Bone Steak.Bubbles & BItes Enabalista Resorts World Genting Review 1_0001Old Angus Beef T-Bone Steak. This was pretty good! Overall the food at Bubbles & Bites were of great value with prices from RM29 for Ethiopian Chicken to RM75 for the Old Angus Beef Steak. I highly recommend the Grilled Salmon Tagliatelle & Cremosa Pesto (RM33) & Chicken Schnitzel (RM29).

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After dinner, Eric arranged for us to feast on Gelatos! The server reallyyy packed in a ton of Gelatos for us in this bowl. We went with Hazenut, Mango, Chocolate and Blood Orange flavors.

After desserts, we had free and easy time… My sis and went walking around the Plaza Square, there was a Japanese fair going on… It was inspired by the hanami/pink blossoms season.Enabalista Genting Highlands Blog Review March 2016_0001 Enabalista Genting Highlands Blog Review March 2016_0002 Enabalista Genting Highlands Blog Review March 2016_0004

After some shopping, we joined William, Leong, Gerald, Lenice and Jocelyn at K Studio for some Karaoke!

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We all had a lot of fun singing both chinese and english songs, I did wish the walls weren’t so thin / better cushioned as we could totally hear what the next room was singing! LOL.

After the K-session, sis and I headed back to our room to rest! It was 3am by the time we prepped for bed and slept.

The next morning we checked out some of the art at the lobby and I took shots for my OOTDS before we headed for breakfast at Food Factory! 🙂

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Striped Top / Dress from Motel Rocks, Revolve. Skirt from Stradivarius, Bag and Shoes from Steve Madden.

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My sis looking all fine and grand with her Starbucks coffee fix! HAHA.

The Food Factory is a brand new dining concept located at 3rd Floor First World Plaza. It is a 23,568 sq ft opened kitchen concept restaurant that can accommodate 1300 diners. The restaurant serves a delightful range of breakfast offering from 4 different counters ie: West Asian, East Asian, Western and pastry from 6.00am to 11.00am daily at only RM 29.00 nett (adult) and RM 14.50 nett (child).

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Fascinating pancake making machine!

The chef says the machines make it possible to serve up to 2,000 people at one time. The pancake machine, for instance, can make up to 200 pieces of pancakes in approximately 30 minutes. Using the machine saves time and energy. More interesting fun facts: Making pancakes for 2,000 people requires 7.2 kg of flour, 13 eggs and 7.2 liter of milk!

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Among other choices offered are varieties of freshly Baked Breads and Local Buns, Danishes, Pancakes, Cereals, Nasi Lemak, Idli, Dhokla, Putu Mayam, Pita Bread, Paratha, Congee and Condiments, assorted pau, Juice, Coffee & Tea. Pizza lovers will also enjoy freshly baked pizza from our large pizza conveyor such as Pizza with Tomato Sauce and Cheese and Vegetarian Pizza with Mushroom.

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Lots of freshly baked bread!!! <3

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At East Asian Counter, you may find favourite local delicacies such as Fish Ball Noodle Soup or Curry Noodle Soup, Fried Carrot with XO Sauce, Grilled or Deep-fried Yam Roll, Deep-fried Cheese Roll or Chee Cheong Fun, Fried Loh See Fun or Fried Yee Mee, Chinese Soup and Dim Sum too.

At West Asian Counter, wide varieties of local cuisines such as assorted Malay and Nyonya Kuih, Nasi Lemak with condiments, Potatoes Samosa, Vegetables Pakoras, Tandoori Chicken, Fish Head Curry, Ayam Masak Merah, Chicken and Lamb Skewer to Roti Jala or Grill Seafood.

For light snackers, you may also want to enjoy some finger food such as Margherita Pizza, Chicken Ham Pizza, Toasted Bread with Kaya and Butter or even Fried Banana or Sweet Potatoes.

Food Factory @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0005Leong looking so happy with his food! 🙂Food Factory @ Resorts World Genting Enabalista Media Review_0002My sis took prata for our round 2! By now I was really full already. 😛
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Last shot with our hosts Eric and Jia Yi before we get back on the road home~

Do check out my previous trip post here if you haven’t, I’d love to go back and visit the scenic temple surroundings, they do have the best view in Genting after all!

Thank you Resorts World Genting once again for the kind generosity in hosting and preparing such a fun trip for us! ^^

x

Ena

Aaron Crow Fearless Magic Show @ Resorts World Genting

Hi Loves!

A few weeks back, Resorts World Genting hosted a group of bloggers and I for a trip and we caught Aaron Crow’s Fearless show!

Before revealing media exclusive photos of the show, here’s my OOTD at Resorts World Genting’s new wing XYZ tower lobby area:
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Wearing my trusty Timberland boots and new really cute mini bagpack bag from Steve Madden… Also, Khaki top and grey sweater were items I got from F21 Men, on sale! 😉Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0000With my sister and fellow bloggers and plus ones. Also, uncle in front row photobombing – hello there! 😛

I WAS SO NERVOUS at the beginning because Eric said that I will get selected to go up onstage since I was seating right next to the aisle! T_T

And the show begins!

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Aaron Crow’s cast enters first… 3 sexy women, acrobats and dancers and a mad scientist looking guy.
Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0003Aaron Crow enters with a sword performance!

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Next, we have audience participation…. our host Eric and team were called up, spontaneously!!!Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0005

They are positioned on stage by Crow…Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0006

Crow begins to cover his eyes with hot wax (HOW HE DOES THAT WITHOUT GETTING BURN AMAZES ME) and layers of cloth.Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0008And aluminium foil.

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And I don’t have photos for what came next – but he basically cut the paper bag / wooden plank and pineapple that the staff were holding on stage, WITH HIS EYES SHUT!!! WHAT SORCERY IS THAT?! @_@2016-04-03 12.46.21A great shot of Crow and the wonderful and gutsy RWG staff! (Photo grab, can’t remember if this is taken by me, if it isn’t, I think this is by Eileen @eatdreamlove or Gerald @geraldpng, thanks!)

Next up we have our very own representative from Singapore… KW Leong!!!

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Basically Crow had him knocking down randomly placed paperbags which are all but empty except for one with a knife…. and the second last one he had him crush with his bare hands… *sweats* OF COURSE IT WAS EMPTY. The last one was the one with the knife!Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0015We watched a beautiful Cirque Du Soleil-like performance by one of the dancers/cast. Her performance is like a dream, beautiful!

Then I noticed someone familiar was seating down infront… WHO IS IT? 

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LOOKS LIKE CROW.

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YES IT IS!

He stood up and had the photo-bombing uncle, Eileen and husband join him in the next act!

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They are holding long needles.
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Eileen feeding Crow the long needles – yes it is as weird as it sounds.Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0021

And then he spat them out with the thread looped through the needles…. like WHAT?Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0022

The first needle. Just look at photobombing uncle’s reaction!Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0023Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0024

And they’re out! Also, can we take a moment and admire the beauty that is Aaron Crow? SO HANDSOME.

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Another performance, beautiful poses… So Lara Croft-esque!

And we have another segment with another SG representative! 😛Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0027 Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0028 Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0029

She had to feel Crow’s heartbeat and tap the bamboo accordingly…. and basically Crow’s heartbeat came to a stop… T_T

Next, Crow invited her “BF”, William on stage! 😛
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She had to remove her ring and put it in the apple…Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0034

Crow shot the arrow and it spilt the apple apart, no injury onset!Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0037 Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0038

Crow had William on his knees… HAHAHA. SO FUNNY. >,<
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Thank you Crow and cast for the super engaging, nerve wrecking and amazing show!Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0040  With Aaron Crow, Fearless Cast & bloggers~Aaron Crow Fearless Resorts World Genting Media Review_0041

One with the man of the show! 🙂

Tickets for “Fearless! Cheating Death Nightly” (Genting International Showroom from 18 March to 15 May, 8pm and 4pm) are priced at RM78 (PS2), RM98 (PS1) and RM118 (VIP).

For more information, visit www.rwgenting.com or call 03-2718 1118

Thank you Resorts World Genting for having me!

Look out for my next blog post for more happenings at Resorts World Genting during our trip! 😉

X

Ena

Sweeten Up with Etudehouse Berry Delicious Collection

Hi Loves!

Feels like it’s been a while since I’ve posted something beauty related, isn’t it? I’m currently on a mission to clear my 100+ backlog blog post , as I’ve mentioned on my personal FB page. I don’t know exactly how I’ll do it, except it’s gonna be a lot of sleepless late nights with music blasting from my laptop and a lot of blogging in between property appointments from home or office. 😉

Introductions aside, I’m really excited to share about Etudehouse’s latest Berry Delicious & BIG foundation spring summer makeup and beauty collection! First of all, Etudehouse’s Berry Delicious collection comes in this amazingly adorable berry themed packaging, which honestly, which girl can resist? Secondly, they come in the sweetest, trendy colours that are totally on point for this season – pinks, oranges, dark reds and even a unique green lipstick colour that turns pink on your lips! How’s that for special?

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Also, have I mentioned before that Etudehouse makes the best formulation and hues that’s just perfect for asian skins at an affordable price point? I’ve always been a huge fan of Etudehouse makeup for their cute concept, impressive formulations (lipsticks! eyebrow pencils! cc cushions!), trendy collaborations such as with PONY makeup and K-celebs and thus I have raved and recommended their makeup to a lot of my friends and readers. This collection is no different, though it probably doesn’t need much promotion – if it is not already sold out by now! XD

ETUDEHOUSE BERRY DELICIOUS COLLECTION REVIEW_0001Check out my two picks from the Berry Delicious Colour in Liquid Lips Juicy ($17.90 each) RD306 red wine colour and OR207 – a fresh orange colour perfect for summer, I tell you!

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Check out these swatches for Berry Delicious Strawberry Souffle Nails ($5.90 each):

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Don’t ask me which is my favourite because all of them are so wearable for summer! I told you the colours are on point for this season right?  If I have to pick only 5, I’d go for pinks #1, #2, #4,  wine #8, & orange coral #9. 🙂

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We were invited for the media launch of Berry Delicious collection at Karafuru desserts shop, which I totally recommend for you to check out for super cute and pretty authentic (looks and taste wise) Japanese desserts! ETUDEHOUSE BERRY DELICIOUS COLLECTION REVIEW_0007And an even cuter display on carpet grass!
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ETUDEHOUSE BERRY DELICIOUS COLLECTION REVIEW_0005YES the bread – Berry Delicious Bread Shower Sponger – is actually for sale at $5.90, girls. \(>U<)/
ETUDEHOUSE BERRY DELICIOUS COLLECTION REVIEW_0004I’ve noticed that Etudehouse’s nail polishes come in smaller sizes, so you don’t face a situation of wastage when they dry up after a year, and you get a satisfaction of finishing them up. 😉
ETUDEHOUSE BERRY DELICIOUS COLLECTION REVIEW_0009Trendiest strawberry buffet  in Korea comes to Singapore!
ETUDEHOUSE BERRY DELICIOUS COLLECTION REVIEW_0008Super cute Lip scrub and Lip treatment! ($11.90 each)

ETUDEHOUSE BERRY DELICIOUS COLLECTION REVIEW_0010 Legitimately good Japanese desserts and matcha latte! LOVE! <3ETUDEHOUSE BERRY DELICIOUS COLLECTION REVIEW_0011Super cute cat calender! <3

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(Berry Delicious) Color of Liquid Lips, 10 new colors; 3.5g, SGD$17.90.

(Berry Delicious) Cream Blusher, 3 colors; 6g, SGD$15.90

(Berry Delicious) Fantastic Color Eyes, 2 variants; 0.7x6g, SGD$19.90.

(Berry Delicious) Strawberry Souffle Nail, 10 colors; 8ml, SGD$5.90.

(Berry Delicious) Strawberry Body Soft Milk; 200ml, SGD$17.

(Berry Delicious) Strawberry Body Scrub Wash; 200ml, SGD$17.

(Berry Delicious) Bread Shower Sponge; SGD$5.90.

(Berry Delicious) Strawberry Jam Lip Jam Scrub; 15g, SGD$11.90.

(Berry Delicious) Strawberry Jam Lip Jam Treatment; 15g, SGD$11.90.

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(Berry Delicious) Fantastic Color Eyes, 2 variants swatches. I prefer the left, Strawberry Fondue and it’s my current go to eyeshadow palette!:

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Armed with its signature Big Cover technology, the solution contains two different sizes of cover powder – one 35nm in size and the other 10 to15nm in size – both much smaller than the usual 250nm cover powder found in regular concealers. The combination of two vastly smaller sizes of cover powder helps effectively provide coverage while minimizing caking and clumps thanks to the smaller sized particles. The BIG COVER concealer collection is available in four variations for your different needs – BIG COVER Concealer BB, BIG COVER Cushion Concealer, BIG COVER Tip Concealer and BIG COVER Concealer Kit.

I wish the BIG cover foundations came in cushions – I’m so used to them now, nonetheless the formulation gives stronger coverage, has a dewy effect and also lasts all day.  I personally love the Big Cover Tip Concealer,  I think it’s well designed with the q-tip design, I use it for my under eyes dark circle and I also think the Big Cover Cushion Concealers are a really nifty idea for concealing, colour correcting and highlighting with a soft cushion tip. I have yet to play and explore with the Play 101 sticks in Jumbo size! I will get some inspiration and share more over this Labour Day weekend on IG. 🙂

Big Cover Concealer BB SPF 50++/PA+++, SGD26.90 / 30g.

Big Cover Cushion Concealer SPF 30/PA++, SGD20.90 / 5ml.

Big Cover Tip Concealer,  SGD 11.90 / 10g.

Big Cover Concealer kit, SGD15.90 / 5g.

PLAY 101 STICK_MULTI COLOUR, SGD24/ 7.5g.

PLAY 101 STICK CONTOUR DUO,  SGD24 / 1.7g x 2.

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With with Sydney for KodakIt App launch, I’m wearing Etudehouse Berry Collection makeup, Strawberry Fondue eyeshadow and lipstick in either PK15 or RD306 (sorry can’t remember exactly which!), blush in #2 – another of my current go-to blush!

ETUDE HOUSE Singapore boutiques are located at:

  1. Flagship Store at Wisma Atria #B1-20/21/22
  2. 313@Somerset #B2-30
  3. Bedok Mall #01-87/88
  4. Causeway Point #B1-K02
  5. Chinatown Point #01-12
  6. Clementi Mall #03-34
  7. JEM #02-44
  8. Junction 8 #01-48
  9. Jurong Point #01-57/58
  10. Lot One #01-19
  11. NEX #01-63
  12. Parkway Parade #01-23B
  1. Plaza Singapura #B1-26
  2. Tampines 1 #01-15
  3. Vivocity #B1-03
  4. Suntec City #02-601/601A

Thank you Etudehouse Singapore and Touch PR for the generous stash of products for review!

Happy Berry Delicious makeup shopping girls~ 😉

x

Ena

Rue Madame, All things French and Fabulous

This is a guest post contributed by Sabrina from Rue Madame, I trust that you will enjoy the post, while you gain insights on the French style boutique! 😉

I know that when I’m feeling for some Parisian inspiration, the one stop shop has to be Rue Madame. The French style boutique has an incredible selection of French fashion designers, European and US designers all showing their own individuality. A Parisian heaven in one super cute boutique! The store has an inviting presence with colorful pieces that I just want to go through every single piece. Just incase I find that extra special piece.

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What really caught my eye was the Figurine Doll Necklaces by Servane Gaxotte! I have never seen anything like them, they are so adorable and I am obsessed! It’s handmade and no doubt a cute statement piece that is stylishly chic and playful. I could wear it with anything, even with a nice plain white t shirt so that the doll pops out more.

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Spring is a time where I can express my feminine side with fancy frills and floral fun.  I especially love the flirty off shoulder pieces they carry, and I know that it’s going to be a massive hit this Spring. Valerie Khalfon does an elegant collection of the off shoulder that is decorated with floral embroidery. So feminine and girly and perfect for Spring. 

The boutique has a true Parisian feel to it and offers something for everyone. All collections are one of a kind and handpicked by Rue Madame in order to stand out from the rest. Even better yet they have now officially launched their online shop I know I’ll be visiting more often now.

Thank you Sabrina and Rue Madame for making this guest post possible.

Rebuild damaged hair with Chez Vous’ Trilogy System: Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder

If you’ve been following my updates on social media, you’d know that I’ve gone through multiple hair colours in the last 2 years and most significantly in the last year when I’ve sported light brown with ash highlightspurple (which faded to a blend of blonde & purple hues, mad love) and grey hair colours. Whilst I did not regret the multiple hair colours as they were so much fun and made it easier for others to break the ice and approach me (“Wow, purple hair, so brave!” “Another hair colour?”), my hair was really dry and damaged especially after bleaching for five times to achieve a light grey hair colour. (And to think that I once dreamt of having Platinum blond hair, my hair would be fried!)

So when Chez Vous offered me to try out their latest Trilogy treatment: Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder, I accepted in a heartbeat – God knows my hair needed the hair treatment!

Best Hair TreatmentThanks to Chez Vous Trilogy System: Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder, my dry and damaged hair (left) was restored to a healthier and manageable state (right)! 

Just what exactly is Chez Vous’ Trilogy System? 
A simple, systematic and sustainable 3-phase approach to achieving beautiful, manageable and healthy-looking hair: Rebuild, Resculpt, Revitalize.

The three Trilogy hair services work synergistically as a complete beauty regimen for the hair, as well as separate, customised treatments for specific hair conditions and lifestyle needs.

And what does Chez Vous Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder entails?

Utilising three state-of-the-art ingredients (bond rebuilder elements, a potent mix of amino acids and anti-breakage actives) in combination with a highly- effective delivery system to penetrate these complexes deep into the hair, this treatment promotes genuine and permanent reconstruction at the cellular level.

The bond rebuilder elements repair broken bonds in the hair shaft that are prevalent in damaged hair so as to strengthen hair from deep within. The amino acids complex then seals the repaired protein bonds in the hair shaft for long- lasting resilience, giving it a distinct edge over other strengthening treatments in the market. Hair is stronger, more resilient and perfectly prepped for the Resculpting Supreme treatment to follow.

In a nutshell, it is basically a hair repair treatment filling dry and damaged hair with nutrients to repair and rebuild broken bonds and strengthen hair from within, so hair becomes stronger and healthier over time. 

Check out my hair transformation over the last few months:

Purple hair, this was after 4 times of bleaching to achieve a hair colour light enough for the purple to come through:Hair Repair Treatment Hair RepairPurple hair fades to blonde and purple hues – my favourite hair colour combination by far!:

Thereafter I had bleached my hair one more time to a grand total of 5 times to achieve a light grey hair colour, this was when my hair became really really dry and frizzy and it was very hard to maintain – I had to go through a strict regime of: Shampoo, conditioner, mask, hair moisturizer/essence at night and hair oil in the day just to tame the frizz and keep it manageable! Despite my damaged hair condition, I reallyyy loved the grey hair colour too!
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If I washed my hair in the day, this is how frizzy it would become, I had to wash at night, blow dry and sleep overnight to reduce the frizz (but I don’t always wash my hair at night, haha): Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0001Really hate and dislike mad frizzy hair! Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0009On mornings after I washed my bleached hair at night – more tame and manageable hair. 😀

This was when I started my journey on Chez Vous Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder, after a coat of dark brown:

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After the second session in October 2015:Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0007

After the 7th session that ended in November 2015:Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0008

Even after a few months later in March 2016, my hair is tame and manageable just like before my crazy hair colours! I can now wash my hair in the day and it is NOT frizzy! Amazing, almost miraculous!

Without a doubt, I highly recommend Chez Vous Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder to anyone who is looking for a legit, effective and long term solution to dry and damaged hair. While it takes a few sessions to see results, each session is less than an hour long and it’s always a comfortable and relaxing experience each time. 

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Check out the super enlarged scans of my own hair after each Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder treatment:

After the 1st treatment, hair is visibly hollow and with spilt ends:Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0010

After the 2nd treatment, hair is less hollow as the treatment is beginning to fill it up, but you can still see visible split ends:Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0011

After the 3rd treatment, the gaps in the hair are gradually being filled up:Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0012

After the 4th treatment, the gaps in the hair are gradually being filled up, so its less hollow now:Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0013

After the 5th treatment, you can barely see any hollowness/gaps now.Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0014

After the 6th treatment, the results of the treatment are beginning to really show:Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0015

After the 7th treatment, hair is now repaired and restored to a healthier state!Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0016

It took me quite a while to prepare this blog post detailing my experience with Chez Vous Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder treatment; as I had to compile photos and information to illustrate my hair’s journey from dry and damaged to its current rejuvenated and healthy state. I hope you find this post helpful, as much as I found it satisfying to share this wonderful treatment with you too!

If you’d like, you can watch my review on video too:

In my next Chez Vous related post, I’ll be sharing my review of the Express Revitalizing Supreme!

Prices: Starting from $155 per session of the Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder, $375 for a session of the Resculpting Supreme and $185 for a session of the Express Revitalizing Supreme. A complete series of the Trilogy System is recommended for optimum results.

Chez Vous is located at #05-05 Ngee Ann City Podium, Singapore 238872. Call 6732 9388 to book an appointment, or log on to www.chezvoushair.com for more information.

Follow Chez Vous on Facebook for breaking news, updates and hair-inspiration.

Thank you Chez Vous team, especially Eugene, Echo, Oscar, Shawn & Jessica for the multiple Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder treatment over the last few months! <3

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Ena

Samsung Fashion Steps Out 2016 Happening Tomorrow

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Singapore’s longest outdoor fashion runway is happening once again tomorrow 26 March 2016 at Orchard Road. It will start at 6pm along Paragon Main Atrium and fashion show will start at 7.30pm before ending with a party. Be sure to catch the show along Orchard road tomorrow night and all the fashion event related promotions and activities for the months ahead! 😉 

Get ready for one of Singapore’s largest fashion festival in two weeks’ time, as Samsung Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2016 [FSO 2016] returns for a six-week extravaganza from 25 March – 8 May 2016.

Organised by Orchard Road Business Association [ORBA], FSO 2016 is presented by Samsung, the festival’s Official Technology Partner.

In conjunction with FSO 2016, Samsung is also launching its latest Samsung Galaxy S7 4G+ and S7 edge 4G+. Samsung Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2016 is supported by Singapore Tourism Board [STB], with MasterCard as the Official Card.

This year’s edition promises to wow visitors to Orchard Road with much to do, see and shop. A string of lifestyle activities from events, a signature runway show, fashion installations and exclusive MasterCard® shopping promotions have been planned for the annual festival, as Orchard Road’s famous shopping belt celebrates the Spring/Summer fashion season with local and international brands.

STAR-STUDDED ORCHARD FASHION RUNWAY

On March 26 – and for the first time, an entourage of more than a dozen personalities, influencers and artistes from Singapore and around the region will join the Orchard Fashion Runway. They include JJ Lin [Singapore]; VJ Daniel [Indonesia]; Min Chen [Malaysia]; Laureen Uy [Philippines]; Aisyah Aziz [Singapore], Sheila Sim [Singapore], Hayley Woo [Singapore], and more.

Adding to the style factor are eight labels to look out for – FOX Kids & Baby; MASH-UP; PHANTACi; Raffles Privato; RÊVASSEUR; Sean & Sheila; Thomas Wee; and UNIQLO Lifewear. PHANTACi, a label by Asian pop icon Jay Chou, makes its debut at the Orchard Fashion Runway while Raffles Privato, Thomas Wee and UNIQLO Lifewear participate for the first time.

The biggest outdoor fashion show, curated by Singapore’s fashion doyen Daniel Boey, is the curtain raiser for Samsung Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2016. Like the previous FSO editions, the stretch between Scotts Road and Bideford Road will be closed to vehicular traffic and transformed into Singapore’s longest fashion runway.

FRINGE EVENTS

One of the highlights is Knit in the City [15 Apr – 8 May] at Wisma Atria, Atrium at Basement 1. Check out craftist Adeline Loo’s [above] quirky vision of a fantasy knitscape, featuring a fully knitted giant backdrop, headpiece and train complete with giant needles.

Visitors can also learn how to knit like a pro during the live knitting demonstrations held over three weekends.

The other noteworthy fringe highlight is the Samsung Fashion Visionaries, to be held at 313@somerset [22 Apr – 24 Apr] and Paragon, Main Atrium L1 [28 Apr – 8 May]. At Samsung Fashion Visionaries, consumers can enjoy an immersive experience with the new Samsung Galaxy S7 4G+, S7 edge 4G+ along with Samsung Gear VR and Samsung Gear 360, Consumers will be able to experience different ways of capturing memories in 360◦ with the Gear 360 which allows reliving them in vivid, immersive quality via the Gear VR.

Complete your visionary journey of style with the design showcase of Harvee Kok, featured in the Opening Segment of Samsung Steps Out @ Orchard 2016.
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Ena

Singapore's Lifestyle Blogger ☀ Fashion & Travel ♥

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