Beauty Blogger Tools & Refreshing Facial with Panasonic Facial Ionic Steamer

Hi Lovelies!

This is my final entry for SBA Best Beauty Blog contest and I’ve been having fun,I hope you’ve been having fun watching my reviews too. 😉

In my final instalment, I have 2 video demonstration and review for Panasonic’s Facial Ionic Steamer EH-SA31.

Watch my first impressions Panasonic Facial Ionic Steamer Demo & Review here:

Watch how I enjoy my Post Party Refreshing Facial video here:

My Panasonic Facial Ionic Steamer EH-SA31 Review

It’s my first time using and reviewing a home facial steamer and before that I thought that it was so much of a hassle. However after using it I realize I’m falling in love with this Facial Ionic Steamer. It’s just as Panasonic boasts it would be on their site here.

It’s a simple 6 minutes steam facial. It uses nano technology so that the steam is Nano-sized Ionic Steam particles so that our facial skin can easily absorb the moisture, thereby leaving our skin hydrated and refreshed after 6 short minutes.

I really enjoy the 6 minutes of steam on my face whenever I’m using it as the sensation is similar to a sauna experience; except only for the face. I personally feel that the heat also increases the blood circulation on the face which I feel is really great for the overall health of the facial skin; much akin to how my face feels after a good 20-30minutes jog. 🙂

So as you can also see from my videos above, the Facial Steamer is super simple to operate. All one needs to do is to fill the water container with distilled water, turn on the knob from 0 to 1 and in under 1 minute the steam begins and the 6 minutes process begins.

Also, what’s great is that after a party, the 6 minute facial also helps to remove any residual makeup that’s hard to remove around the eyes, such as mascara or eyeliner and after the facial, all one needs to do is to wipe them away. Plus the entire process is also relaxing and enjoyable.

My Panasonic Multi Styling Straightener EH-HW51K Review

Another product that I have used is the Panasonic Multi Styling Straightener EH-HW51K. Similar to the EH-HS95K Straightener, this multi styler also double ups as a hair curler, in addition to the hair straightening function. I’ll show you what it looks like:

It has 6 adapters to attach to the ceramic head for various styles, basically 1 Straightener, 1 Volumizer and another 3 different heads for varying levels of  curls from medium to extra large curls.

For photo comparison, check out my full post over at SBA blog here.

My thoughts on Panasonic Beauty Tools as a Beauty Blogger

As a lifestyle and beauty blogger, I am fortunate to get to use and review the latest beauty products and gadget in the market. Before joining this contest, I have only had experience using Panasonic Hair Dryers and other non beauty electrical products. BTW, their Hair Dryers are also well known and touted as one of the top of the brand class. 😉

On onset, it seems like a lot of these beauty products like the eyelash curler and the Ionic Steamer seem quite frivolous and non-essential, but after using it I am convinced that these beauty tools help to make complicated beauty processes available for women replicate them at home at ease and convenience. Before the heated curler came along, you could only replicate curling your eyelash with heat in the salons. But now, you can do it with ease and safety at home. Similarly with the facial steamers. These products also definitely come with a price tag but if you consider the service you pay when you go to a salon, it is definitely justifiable to pay for these products and use it for an unlimited time (until the product wears out of course) at home! 🙂

You may review my past posts here:

Teaser Video and Video update of Panasonic Beauty Workshop

Sweet Date Look Makeup & Hair Tutorial with Panasonic Eyelash Curler and Hair Styler

Glam Gala Dinner Look Makeup & Hair Tutorial with Panasonic Hair Styler

Visit these sites for exciting updates!

Panasonic Official Website | Panasonic SG Facebook | SBA Facebook | Enabalista FB

You can purchase Panasonic beauty products at the stores listed here.

Thank you SBA and Panasonic Singapore for giving me this opportunity to use and review these lovely products. I hope that you my readers have also enjoyed the video tutorials and reviews during this period.

Thank you to all my family and friends who have been voting for me diligently on the Panasonic voting site here. <3

Thank you for reading and your support!

x

Ena

Glam Gala Dinner Makeup & Hair Tutorial with Panasonic Hair Styler

Hi Lovelies~

photo 2As a continuation to my previous post and video on Sweet Date Look Makeup and Hair, here’s my video tutorial on Glam Gala Dinner Makeup and Hair tutorials, showing you how easy it is to curl your hair with Panasonic Nanocare Hair Straightener/Styler EH-HS95K, it’s as easy as A-B-C! 🙂

Watch the video here:

Watch out for my next and final instalment where I share how I use the Facial Ionic Steamer and my review for another Panasonic Hair Styler~ 😉

Remember to vote for my blog daily here! :*

Check out these links for more exciting updates:

Panasonic Official Website |  Panasonic SG FacebookSBA Facebook | Enabalista FB

x

Ena

Sweet Date Look Make Up & Hair with Panasonic Eyelash Curler & Nanocare Hair Styler

Hi Lovelies~

Lately I’ve been playing with the Panasonic Beauty Tools
Eyelash Curler EH-SE60 & Panasonic Nanocare Hair  Straightener EH-HS95K
and I thought I’d create a “Sweet Date Look” skincare, makeup and hair tutorial to share how I use these tools in my daily living!

Watch the video tutorial here:

My review ~

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Panasonic Eyelash Curler EH-SE60

This eyelash curler definitely requires a little getting used to, similarly to the traditional eyelash curler/clamper, it is daunting to put a tool to close to your eyes. So what I did was to turn on the Panasonic Eyelash Curler and used my finger to touch the curler while it was turning. It was just a light sensation and so I overcome by initial fear and could confidently place it close to my eyes and curl my lashes from the base to the top. :) Unfortunately as my lashes aren’t very long and full the effect isn’t very obvious on screen. However once coated with the mascara, the natural curl effect is visible to me. :) Perhaps a down side to the Eyelash Curler is that it requires an AA battery, which does not come with the box and it took me a few days to buy the battery. So if you’re getting this, remember to grab a pack of AA battery along as well!;)

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Panasonic Nanocare Hair  Straightener EH-HS95K

As mentioned in the previous post and video above, this is the best and I personally love this product out of all the products sponsored/loaned by Panasonic for review. It’s obviously an effective hair styler, though termed Straightener, it can also double up as a curler (as seen in my previous post and post event video). It straightens and curls hair without drying the hair out or causing the hair to frizz because it’s imbued with nanocare technology which allows the moisture of the hair to be retained. So after styling my hair with this product, my hair is light and shines. Highly recommended hair styler product!

In case you’re wondering, I used 4 skincare products, 10 makeup products excluding 1 Panasonic Eyelash Curler EH-SE60, 1 Panasonic Nanocare Hair  Straightener EH-HS95K, 1 fragrance, 1 set of earrings and 2 bobby pins to complete the look. That’s a total of 15 skincare and makeup products, 2 beauty tools, 1 earrings and 2 bobby pins for one date look. :P

Remember to vote for my blog daily until 31st July here! :*

Thanks for reading! ;)

P.S. Check out these sites for updates! ;)
Panasonic Official Website | Panasonic SG Facebook | SBA Facebook | Enabalista FB

x

Ena

Elizabeth Arden’s Exquisite 5 Min Ceramide Self Foaming Mask & Untold Eau Legere

Hi Lovelies! <3

Today I’ll be introducing 2 products that I’ve been using and loving. 😉

So a while back (I know I’ve been using this to intro A LOT of my updates, lol, I’m really working towards saying “So a few days a go”…) I was invited to Elizabeth Arden’s Blogger Event for their new launch of  Ceramide Boosting 5 Minute Facial and Untold Eau Legere.

As usual, photos of the event followed by my personal review! 😉

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Elizabeth Arden adds the new Ceramide Boosting 5-Minute Facial to its range of Ceramide youth-restoring skincare products.

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We were each given a piece of paper to chronicle our own UNTOLD story…

Once again we have Elizabeth Arden trainer Angeline to introduce the new products and the story behind them to us… 🙂

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Elizabeth Arden adds the new Ceramide Boosting 5-Minute Facial to its range of Ceramide youth-restoring skincare products.

It’s a 2 step, bi weekly (u can use it 1-2 times a week) system that includes a luxurious Self-Foaming Mask and Replenishing Serum. The duo boasts to help to detoxify surface impurities and boost radiance for the ultimate flawless looking complexion. 

Step 1: Self Foaming Mask 30ml

This ultra light mask glides easily onto the skin’s surface. After seconds, the unique formula works itself into a light foam, activating chemical and enzymatic exfoliators to gently cleanse as well as a purifying system to help detoxify surface impurities and promote skin cell turnover. Skin is left cleansed and primed for the second step.

To apply: Dispense a cotton ball sized amount of the Self Foaming Mask into hands. Apply a thin even layer to dry or damp uncleansed face and neck. Allow product to gradually foam into a luxurious Mask as it draws out surface impurities. During the mask’s activation, a tingling sensation is likely to occur, after the mask is fully activated (about 2 minutes), rinse well with luke warm water. Pat dry.

Key ingredients include: 

– Lactic Acid and Protease Enzyme that gently exfoliates and dissolves surface skin clogging impurities
– Botanical Extracts – a blend of bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange, and lemon botanical extracts which contain naturally occuring apha hydroxy acids, that helps exfoliate skin.
– Targeted Peptide:  a purifying peptide that helps prime skin for optimum treatment
– Glycerin: a humectant (molecule that keeps moist) that replenishes skin with moisture.

Step 2: Replenishing Serum, 15ml

The serum’s silky formula delivers Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Triple Complex deep into skin’s surface. It helps reinforce skin’s protective barrier providing enhanced moisturizaion and a smoother texture as it soothes sensitive skin. The serum is further enriched with Retinyl Linoleate and Tropical Fruit Extract to help firm, strengthen and retexturize skin’s appearance. Soothing ingredients like Aloe Vera and Rice Kefiran leave skin calmed and soothed.

To apply: Immediately following step 1, apply Replenishing Serum to dry face and neck with fingertips and massage evenly in a circular motion, Let the product absorb to replenish and deeply hydrate the skin. 

Check out the on-set demonstration!

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Amazingly it bubbles like champagne~

Elizabeth Arden Blogger Event Mask Untold Fragrance2014-05-28 21.05.42_newFollowing the launch of UNTOLD Eau De Parfum, Elizabeth Arden reveals a new dimension of UNTOLD – UNTOLD Eau Legere!

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The fragrance is aptly bottled in a piece that reveals its multi-faceted scent, like a modern day lady;
Vibrant, Spontaneous, Feminine, Mysterious, Sensual.

The characteristics and the ingredients:

Vibrant: Sparkling Green Apple fused with playful Pink Pepper
Spontaneous: Playful fruity accents of Grapefruit and Blackcurrent
Feminine: Delicate Purple Freesia and Pink Peony
Mysterious: Nuances of Patchouli Heart LMR (plant) and Sandalwood
Sensual: Heated Ambers & White Masl

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Our stories are pasted on the mirror and the Elizabeth Arden ladies discuss which UNTOLD story deserves a prize… I *ahem* shared about a JC crush which apparently isn’t much of an UNTOLD story, keke. The winner is my friend June! 😀

Then we had a special guest, Marco Ficarelli, the VP of Elizabeth Arden of Asia popped by towards the end of the event to chit chat with us! 🙂

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Ficarelli says he’s personal friends with global blogger, fashion accessories and shoe designer Chiara Ferragni, someone I personally adore very much too! Maybe one day he can boast that he’s friends with Ena Teo. 😉 He also shared about the 8 Hour cream that is part of Elizabeth Arden’s heritage and promptly made arrangements for us to receive it via post to use and review. I have it with me and will be reviewing in a separate post!

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We definitely indulged!

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Definitely big enough for a party! This space is at M Hotel, for all who’s keen:

Address: 81 Anson Rd, Singapore 079908
Phone:6224 1133

Review time!
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I’m adding this review in as as extension of my previous post! This EA Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude foundation doesn’t need further introduction as I’ve shared about it in my other post, and I love it for it being like my second skin, lightweight and the colour really matches my skin flawlessly. I can’t attest the same for you as we all have varying skin tone, but I highly recommend you to get yours swatched and let me know if you have the same experience as me! 🙂

Check out my #MOTD (Make of the Day) with this Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude foundation:

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No filter! The EA Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude foundation in Natural 5 is an amazing match for me, with moderate coverage that doesn’t feel heavy or cakey. <3

~My reviews!~
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I found this Ceramide Boosting 5-Minute Facial to be remarkable, it’s my first self-foaming mask and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, like a girl experience magic popping sugar in her mouth, or bubbly champagne for the first time; but in a home facial manner, on her skin. 😛 The products work exactly as promised for me; smear the mask across the skin and the enzymes start to work their magic and activate with a tingly sensation, then the face is cleansed  within 2 minutes after which you will need to wash with warm water leaving the skin taut, that’s why it’s required to replenish the skin with the serum. The serum is silky without being too heavy, so it’s great! Retails at Eliz Arden counters island wide for $149. It is good for up to 8 facials per set.

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UNTOLD Eau Legere, the last two words means light water. It’s definitely a story awaiting to be Told, and anything but light. I am usually not a fan of Sandalwood and White Musk, so with these ingredients forming the base of this fragrance I was quite apprehensive of embracing this fragrance. But I have come to appreciate this fragrance as I used it a handful of times for this review. I am impressed with how multi-faceted this scent is; it is amazing that a scent can be 5 tiered and layered in ways I never thought possible before. And you know what, it perfectly encapsulates what a modern lady is like; she’s Vibrant, Spontaneous, Feminine, Mysterious, Sensual all at once. Maybe you’re not, maybe you’d like to be this modern lady, nevertheless I encourage you to let this fragrance transform you into a modern woman to tackle on this world with a crisp white dress and high heels! 🙂

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Love little touches like this on the packaging! <3 image002

As always, thank you Eliz Arden ladies and men and fellow lovely bloggers for the warm hospitality and laughter at the event!

I am going to miss their next event this week due to a clash of appointments. :'( Nevertheless I look forward to sharing their future launches. 😉

Thanks for reading! <3

x

Ena

Full Video | #OMYSBA2014 Best Beauty Blog Finalists Panasonic Beauty Workshop

Hi Lovelies~ <3

Yesterday I updated the blog with a teaser video of the Panasonic Beauty Workshop that the Best Beauty Blog Finalists were invited to. Go watch it if you haven’t~

Also remember to vote daily for me here. <3

So as promised; here’s the update for the full video, enjoy! 😀

In case you’re not the video watching kind; here’s photos from the event! But only the second half, cause the first half before the tea break will be posted on SBA blog, check out the post here. 😉

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Some of the delicious treats at Tea Break~
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Christabelle resumes curling my hair after the break. 😀SBA_Panasonic_Beauty_Workshop2014-07-13 15.40.35_new SBA_Panasonic_Beauty_Workshop2014-07-13 15.40.38_new

Trying to be funny and “poking” Belle 😛
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With the lovely ladies in my life <3

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We are using Panasonic Nanoecare Hair Straightener (that also doubles up as curler~) EH-HS95

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Nanoe Technology ensures tat your hair is moisturized~ Truly enough the hair tool did not feel damaging on the hair and hair feels absolutely normal after the curls were washed off in the evening~

Screen Shot 2014-07-20 at 10.42.04 pmAllows up to 5 temperature setting,
has an intelligent sensing system that saves energy and also for safety
and is ceramic coated for ease of use.

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Love the curls Belle did for me! <3
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Fion with loose curls~
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Make up tutor Hong Ling starts on the 3rd and last look of the day; Glam Look. Starting my tying up the model’s hair.SBA_Panasonic_Beauty_Workshop2014-07-13 15.58.54_new

Then blowing her fringe up in a windswept messy but ultra chic look.SBA_Panasonic_Beauty_Workshop2014-07-13 16.03.02_new

Hongling explains that Asian hair is very thin and straight so a lot of hair spray is needed to hold up the look.
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Along with all the pretty ladies from the event!SBA_Panasonic_Beauty_Workshop2014-07-13 20.27.46_new

With Leanne (in white) and fellow beauty bloggers from L-R; Jerlene, Cheryl, Linda and Yvonne.SBA_Panasonic_Beauty_Workshop2014-07-13 16.30.58_new

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SBA_Panasonic_Beauty_Workshop2014-07-13 20.44.27_newA snippet snapshot of the event posted on my Instagram; @ena_teo. Follow me there for daily updates! <3

A little teaser for the Panasonic Face and Eyecare tools that I’ll be reviewing and doing a tutorial on~

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Panasonic Heated Eyelash Curler EH-SE60

Excited? Do look out for my updates! 😀

Check out our FBs:

Panasonic Official Website | Panasonic SG Facebook | SBA Facebook | Enabalista FB

Thanks to SPH, Panasonic Singapore for the event and hosting us!

Thanks for reading!

x

Ena

Sects Shop Private Party @ Orchard Gateway

 

Hi Lovelies <3

I had the pleasure of attending Sects Shop’s Private Party @ Orchard Gateway a while back. 🙂

For the uninitiated, Sect’s Shop is a new concept shop with a focus on Men’s street wear; brought to you by the same folks behind Depression, the local cult label that’s going international. It’s a privilege to have seen them go from Blueprint Tradeshow back in 2011 to Seoul Fashion Shows in 2014. Altho most of their brands are men’s focused apparels, brands such as NCE; which stands for Not Cool Enough bring in unisex apparels and well, girls can always wear guy’s shirts as oversized, ala boyfriend style. 😉 Street style in monotone just spells cool chic addiction, to me at least. Well, I’m not gonna continue to wax lyrical about Sects Shop and NCE because trust me, I can go on all day.

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Badass invite.
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I tried on this NCE varsity and fell in love…

In what seems like my pea brain memory, I had photo records of their store in my phone; but for the life of me I cannot track it down where I saved it on my laptop. Nonetheless, it was quite easy for me to sieve out these pics from Sect Shop’s FB page to show you their cool warehouse, raw and laidback interior & street style fashion.

From their album titled People of Sects Shop:

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Garion, a friend and staff at the shop,
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Had a huge discount from shopping at the party 😀 Here’s my loot from Sects Shop; NCE jacket and SDOD Socks and necklace.

Wore it out for a concert:
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I was one of the 10 to win the Instagram contest~

2014-06-24 23.27.28 HDRReceived a Depression dress & also here’s the NCE cap from the private party goodie bag, will feature them in an upcoming ootd. 🙂

Visit them @

Orchard Gateway #04-14, 277 Orchard Road
Singapore 238858

Watch an event video here~

Check them out on FB!
Sects Shop FB | Depression FB 

Thanks Kenny & Andrew for the invite~ :*

Thank you for reading~ <3

x

Ena

Superspace @ Orchard Gateway Singapore’s Newest Mall

One of Singapore’s coolest concept store, SUPERSPACE had their store opening a while back and here’s what you can except from them!

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List of brands that they stock!

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Ling Wu’s exotic reptile skin bagsSuperspace_Orchard_Gateway2014-05-04 16.44.06

Jablonski, I have a lot of love for this chic brand!
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Colourful apparels; featuring brands such as Revasseur; one of the 4 founder Gilda’s own quirky label.

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Voodoo, anyone? 😛

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Revasseur shirts & apparels.

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Love this cute sweater by MASH-UP, another local label. #SGPRIDE
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Andrea Crews (Paris) Superspace_Orchard_Gateway2014-05-04 16.55.13

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With Gilda who’s decked out in her FW 2014 Villians Collection, cute!

Visit them:

277 Orchard Road, #02-18 Orchard Gateway
Singapore 238858

SUPERSPACE FB | Revasseur FB

Other cool shops spotted in Orchard Gateway~

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Spoilmarket SG FBSects_Shop_Orchard_Gateway2014-05-04 16.41.42_new Sects_Shop_Orchard_Gateway2014-05-04 16.41.47_newParticularly love the high ceilings for level 1 shops~ So classy. <3

Thanks for reading~

x

Ena

SK-II Workshop & Trial Set First Impressions

 

Hi Lovelies~ 🙂

A while back I had the opportunity to attend SK-II’s workshop and purchase their products at a huge discount. 😀

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This is the generous goodie bag that was given to the workshop participants! I also really love the bracelets and charms. 🙂 There was also a $90 voucher, which I used to purchase a set of masks for my sister, since her wedding is coming up in August and I want her to look her best. 🙂

As you would probably have guessed by now, I have too many beauty products to try at the moment and I #onlyhave1face, so I haven’t got round to try SK-II products yet!

As I was busy trying out the products during the workshop and demonstration, I also didn’t manage to snap any pics. :/

I’m not sure about you, but I have conflicting feelings towards SK-II. On one hand, my first impressions of the brand is that it’s a prestige brand with amazing whitening effects but on the other hand, my emotional feelings towards it is really bad – I really hated seeing SK-II ads popping up during Youtube videos. And it’s practically everywhere online! Clozette, Luxola and basically most of the female sites when I’m on, of which I reckon by now that I am one of the targeted/intended advertising recipient. It’s one of those brands that I feel is suffering from “over exposure”, to the point that consumers like myself find it irritating.

That said however, I look forward to trying these products and to report back how I find it. 😉

Anyone has any experience with SK-II products that you wanna share?

Thanks for reading~! <3

x

Ena

Harpers Bazaar Asia New Gen Fashion Designer Award 2014 Show @ AFF

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Harpers Bazaar held their Asia New Gen Fashion Designer Award 2014 Show @ AFF and the show was an excellent presentation of Asia’s finest fashion talents.

Before the show we were welcomed by an array of beauty and lifestyle booths; Sally Hansen nail bar, Nars make up booth and more.

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Attended the show with these lovely ladies~

Some of my favourite picks~

Peggy Hartanto (Indonesia) – “Unseen”
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Teresa Lim (Singapore) – “Lenina Gone Wild”
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Yahn Adam (Singapore) – “My Asylum”
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Harvee Kok (Malaysia) – “Bipolarity”

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Watch a video summary on vimeo here:

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/100028657″>Harper’s BAZAAR Asia New Generation Fashion Designer Award 2014</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user29742097″>grace</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>

Thanks for reading~ <3

x

Ena

 

LASALLE Degree Fashion Show 2014 “Between Worlds” @ AFF

Hi Lovelies! <3

The graduating batch of LASALLE Fashion Degree had the privilege to showcase their designs at Audi Fashion Show as a part collaboration with local fashion magazine L’Officiel.

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Tho late in coming, I hope you’ll enjoy these talents as much as I did! Photo credits to my sweet and lovely girl pal and fashion partner, Christabelle. :* Various designers also as credit on the photos. 😉

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My favourites are Faye Chan and Gracia Christabella for their young and vibrant cuts and colour. <3

Ending off with ootd and wefie pics with Belle~
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Thanks for reading <3

x

Ena

Teaser Video | #OMYSBA2014 Best Beauty Blog Finalists Panasonic Beauty Workshop

Here’s a teaser video for the
#OMYSBA2014 Best Beauty Blog Finalists
Panasonic Beauty Workshop~

Will be uploading the full video here and on my Enabalista Facebook Page tmr. 😉

Remember to vote for my blog for #OMYSBA2014 Best Beauty Blog, daily here! :*

Hope you enjoyed watching the video! 🙂

Panasonic Official Website |  Panasonic SG Facebook | SBA Facebook

x

Ena

Experience Black Paint @ Takashimaya

Hi Lovelies! <3

I AM BACK! 😀
After a minor scare from a blog suspension and fixing the naughty link that is disallowed by WordPress, I got this blog back. *Phew* I know some of you missed me and sent me FB messages to ask me what happened to my blog, thank you! :’) And I was particularly worried because I have a piece of great news that I was expecting to share with you all and I want to be in time to share it!

As you all may know by now, I previously reviewed Black Paint skincare regime on my blog and it was a truly unique and zen cleansing experience for me.

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Here’s an excerpt:
What I truly love about this soap is how natural and zen it makes me feel, during the cleansing process and after it.
As pictured, it is recommended for us to apply the black paint soap over the entire face. I find the application and cleansing process very therapeutic and artistic. I feel like I am a chinese calligraphy practitioner and I am spreading ink over my face, that is the canvas. The entire experience is oddly satisfying and I recommend everyone to try this unique product! And of course, other than the interesting and unique experience, I also like that soap bar cleanses my pores, but yet doesn’t leave it squeaky clean. I used to think that squeaky clean skin is good, but I’ve now learnt that it’s better to use gentle cleansers that will clean our skin but still leave it hydrated with necessary oils on our skin. 😉

Go read it here if you haven’t!

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It gives me great pleasure to announce that

BLACK PAINT Soap has won another year of Monde Selection Award “GRAND GOLD”, the highest ranking, for another year.

It has won the “GRAND GOLD” title for 6 consecutive years! *Wow* More information about Monde Selection Award here. I rejoice together with Black Paint for the success of their product and securing awards year on year! *throws confetti*

If you haven’t already seen these videos, check out these really helpful and informative videos about Black Paint skincare products!

1. How to minimise pores- 4 step pore care by BLACK PAINT

2. Black Paint Series: Product Introduction

3. BLACK PAINT No.1 Pore Care Facial Series in Japan

So, do I hear someone asking, “what’s the great news” that I am excited to be sharing?

Takashimaya Booth Location

From now till 24th Jul 2014, BLACK PAINT is having an experience counter in Takashimaya Basement 1

(near L’Occitane counter and aromatherapy shelves, see photo above) for ladies troubled by ACNE, black head, wrinkles and pigmentation problem to experience BLACK PAINT. The BLACK PAINT girls at the counter will demonstrate how to do the BLACK PAINT 4 step skin care regime to maximize result.

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After that, if you choose to try their star product BLACK PAINT SOAP 120g (S$49.9), you have the option to utilize the voucher & do a purchase on purchase for a trial set for S$10 (worth S$90). Super Value!

The trial set contains all the items needed for the BLACK PAINT 4 step regime, they are :

>Best Water 50ml SG$34.9

>Oil Water Rose 30ml SG$19.9

>Water Cream Rose Lavender 10g SG$19.9

>Black Sponge (small) 1pc SG$9.9

>Facial Paper 10pc 1pack SG$3

>Black Paint Soaking Cup 1pc SG$3

Go ahead and download the Voucher on BlackPaint FB here, it will require you to Like their page first.

Hurry down in the next 7 days, or get a friend who works in town to help you purchase the set! 😉

Thank you Black Paint for this awesome deal and news!

Thank you for reading~

x

Ena

Currently Trending World Cup 2014 Fashion & Beauty

 

What’s awesome about World Cup isn’t just about the hot guys, skilled players & nice jerseys & kicks.

It’s also the patriotism & the camaraderie that the games bring out in people.
It’s being able to get together and root for the same team/people/person *ahem Germany & Klose winning his record breaking 16th World Cup goal, woohoo!*.

It’s being able to put aside our various differences and arguments aside for a while and be one the same side for a while. Or even to agree to disagree and be on different sides, sometimes it’s also fun that way, isn’t it?

Whether you happen to be rooting for the same team with your friends or not, there are some World Cup inspired Fashion and Beauty products that you all can still appreciate together! 😉

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Designed by the Olsen Twins, under the TEXTILE Elizabeth & James label, these World Cup inspired Tees are exclusively available on Shop Bop here. Singlets and shirts, US$88-92.

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For a more affordable alternative, we can always trust on Forever 21 to provide some very on point and comfy fashion choices. Titled Soccer Collection and now at a very generous 40% offer, items are running out quickly, prices US$6.80-14.80 including men’s items here.

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This is a pair of very quirky Karl Lagerfeld x Melissa shoe with a soccer ball as the ornament. Definitely shows you’re a very ball-sy kind of gal. Ha! 😉 For the full collection, here.061214-world-cup-fashion-1-567

I actually think this is really cute. TOMS designed a very pretty “all countries flags gathered together” print shoe. Also will be appropriate in another 2 years for Olympics. Heh. US$54 on Toms site here.Charlotte-Olympia-bags

Fancy carrying your patriotism on your clutch? Apparently Charlotte Olympia thinks so! This would be awesome for the respective countries’ independence day too. 🙂

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Kate Spade keeps it classy and simple with a soccer inspired wallet. Definitely for a soccer fan type of girl.

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MCM shows a little more child like influence in their soccer inspired bag with an obvious Brazilian coloured theme.

For the hardcore and wealthy soccer fans, getting a watch might be timely (pun intended) for the season.

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Meet this handsome lad, Bulgari Special edition World Cup OCTO Bi-Retro.tissot-quickster-football

And this striking good-looker, Tissot: Quickster Football watch.Sally-Hansen-Xtreme-Wear-Rio-in-Samba

Sally Hansen celebrates World Cup with a special 8 piece set, here we see Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Polish in Samba.OPI-Nail-Lacquer-in-I-Just-Cant-Cope-acabana

Of course we can’t miss out O.P.I with a Brazil collection and this is I Just Can’t Cope Acabana. How cute is it? Plus, really love this bright banana colour!

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Sephora joins in the fun with 10 shades of Samba Waterproof eyeliner set. Ready to get wet & wild! world-cup-style-gallery-1

Benefit has an online exclusive (which is now sold out, oops) Beauty Score! Set. Always love Benefit sets that are always so thoughtful and convenient! LOccitane-Brazil-Hugs-Kisses-Duo loccitane-au-bresil-final

L’Occitane has a special collection to commemorate World Cup Season.

L’OCCITANE AU BRÉSIL celebrates Brazilian biodiversity with a new collection of well-being & beauty products. Each line associates a unique ingredient sourced from one of Brazil’s biomes in a sustainable way with local producers. The design of the packaging was conceived through collaboration between Olivier Baussan and Brazilian artists. L’Occitane au Brésil is the result of a partnership that brings together local culture with L’OCCITANE’s knowledge of nature.

Do you know of any other cool World Cup Inspired Fashion or Beauty? Just tweet me or comment with the links/photos below~! 😉

Who are you rooting to win World Cup this year?

Thank you for reading and thanks to the various brands sites for the photos & info.

x

Ena

Vote Enabalista for SG Blog Awards Top Beauty Blog!

Hi Lovelies!!!

Today I’m announcing a piece of super exciting news!

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My blog is selected to be one of the
Top Beauty Blogs for Singapore Blog Awards 2014,
under the Advertisers’ Choice, sponsored by Panasonic! Woohoo! *throws confetti in the air & whirls around*

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I’m so happy! Thank you God and all my dear family, friends, reader & sponsors who have supported me thus far~ (Haven’t win anything but give thank you speech already, muahaha). 😛

But really, I must have mentioned many times that I started out blogging fashion events and daily musings about life and didn’t expect this blog to become a lifestyle blog with a niche in beauty reviews et al, and for it to be where it is right now. Of course I could accrue some of the exposure of my blog due to my credit of actually posting stuff up (hurhur), but mostly it is serendipity and I’ve been super blessed and happy to have met a lot of wonderful people and get the many exclusive opportunities to attend events, review products and share with people! How not to be thankful right? 😀

So for this Singapore Blog Awards, I will need your help!!! Yes you!

Voting period has started 7 July and till 31 July,
everyone can vote once a day

(including me, muahaha!)

So pls be super lovely (since I always call you all my lovelies hehehe) and vote for me here, daily!
Must be daily! I am super demanding of your love and vote and support like that! 😀

Pls also be extra lovely and generous and share the link with ALL your family, lover/s (I don’t judge, keke) and friends on Facebook~~~

Let’s all make your favourite blogger (Yes, its me, I know, let’s not hide that fact any longer. :P) and my blog the winning Beauty Blog for Singapore Beauty Blog 2014! Of course I will put in effort and work my magic *throws magic dust in the air, waves my wand* to create winning beauty tutorials, with the wonderful Panasonic beauty tools that I have been loaned and sponsored, for your inspiration and edu-tainment (educational entertainment), which my blog is all about if you haven’t already realized by now, lol! Look out for my posts coming weekly this July!

Screen Shot 2014-07-09 at 11.07.11 pmThe link will lead you to this pretty photo *coughs, not shy at all* and hit that <3 button till it’s orange, DAILY, I repeat, DAILY. 😛

Ok, on a serious note, the voting stands 30% and Judging Criteria such as Content, Style stands for the other 70%! So technically most of the winning is still gonna be down to if I can actually blog cool stuff. *ahem, flips hair*
BUT we’re not taking any chances here, are we?

And why should we win?

We should totally win because Enabalista isn’t just about Ena. It’s about an awesome community of my family, friends and readers who simply enjoy reading about fashion, beauty and other interesting lifestyle topics of note!

What will You & I win?

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Panasonic has stated that there will be prizes for voters, more info. to be released later, which I’ll keep you updated via Instagram/FB~ 😀

But as 1 of the 9 title winning blogger, these are the prizes:

Screen Shot 2014-07-09 at 11.30.25 pm1) A custom made trophy by Tan Swie Hian! Firstly, it’s a piece of art, secondly, it’s a tangible award! How cool is that???
2) A 5D4N Cebu and Bohol trip!!! Although we will all be like posing and clicking our cameras crazily away and come back still have to blog somemore, lol, but still!!! I have not been to Cebu before so it will be awesome! (I will be sure to slather on sun block like crazyyyyy). 
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3. And Panasonic items! Which I will be reviewing about and updating you all as well~ 😀

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These are the sponsors for Sg Blog Awards Winners, Panasonic & Philippine Tourism Promotions Board!

That is all for now!

Thank you for reading & voting!!! :*

x

Ena

Replenish & Rejuvenate with Herbalife SKIN in 7 Days, Event & Products Review

Hi Lovelies!

How was your weekend? My weekend felt quite long cause it started early with my friends on Friday night followed by two eventful days on Sat and Sun. 😀

Today I’m sharing with you all photos from the Herbalife Skin launch and event from a while back plus my review of the products I’ve used!

When I received the event invite I was quite hesitant to go down because the event was right smack during Audi Fashion Festival week and I had events to attend to before and after. Additionally Herbalife is a nutrition company famous for their meal replacement formulas and their SKIN line is unheard of in Asia. On hindsight, I am very glad that I made the decision to attend because after personally meeting and hearing from Robert, the co-developer of the products, I have concluded that Herbalife SKIN is really a new force to be reckoned with in the skincare/beauty market. More about the people and products shortly!

As usual, photos of the event followed by my review of the skincare products. 😀

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Herbalife SKIN, designed to Replenish & Rejuvenate in just 7 days!

The stars of the afternoon; beautifully designed and chic Herbalife SKIN products and their packaging. Plus, this is quite possibly the best product shot that I have ever taken in my entire blogging career. The sun rays just streaming down so beautifully! *swoons*
Who says that a skincare product cannot look as good as the ingredients are beneficial for the skin, right?

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Daliea, the VP of Corp. Comm of Asia Pac. of Herbalife, giving an introduction to the company in Asia region.

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Another representative from Herbalife also sharing about Herbalife’s company and how well it’s doing in US and Asia.

In summary, Herbalife was founded in 1980 in Los Angeles (USA) with the goal to help people achieve a healthy, active life. Their products are sold through a network of independent Herbalife Members, a type of sales channel also known as direct selling. Now operating in 90+ countries with 7400+ employees globally and millions of customers. Herbalife brought in US$4.8 billion in net sales in 2013 and US$1.7 billion in net sales in Asia Pacific region alone and of course, these numbers are expected to be growing.

Herbalife as I mentioned earlier is famous for their Formula 1 Meal Replacement Shakes which is No.1 in the meal replacement category, according to Euromonitor Int. Ltd. 2014. They also have products catering to “Energy, Sports and Fitness”, “Personal Care Outer Nutrition” and “Targeted Nutrition”.

After the introductions, we have a pair of beauty experts sharing with us about the new Herbalife SKIN range; Robert Helmes, Herbalife consultant and co-developer of Herbalife SKIN and Laura Chacon-Garbato, director of Outer Nutrition Product Training of Herbal Life North America.

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Robert here sharing with us about the line.

The promise of Herbalife SKIN is to
have beautiful, healthier, younger looking skin through
Formula, Feel & Fast Results.

Formula
is its unique and optimum blend of: Vitamin B, antioxidant Vitamin C and E, Aloe Vera (which Robert likes to simply call Aloe) and other botanical (i.e. natural) ingredients. It is also paraben free, sulfate free and dermatologist tested.

Feel
is to be pampered with lush textures, and be soothed with silky soft lathers, inspired by the scents, smell fresh and be rejuvenated.

Fast Results
is enjoying maximum daily results including softer smoother and more radiant skin with long term benefits of a diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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A photo with Laura & Robert.

I have attended many training workshops for personal growth, real estate and also beauty, so I know a good speaker when I see one. It’s remarkable, simply to be able to attend a workshop with a good trainer, or in this case 2 good trainers who are experienced, professional and most importantly knowledgeable about their products and range. It is truly a pleasure to have been able to hear from them personally and attend their presentation. 🙂

As I spoke to them after and commended them on their engaging presentation, it was no wonder when they shared that the day after and essentially for the entire duration they are in Singapore they’re giving training workshops to media (like me), press and their own Herbalife members at the Herbalife Convention; where members from Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia come down. They aren’t just small time event trainers but big time event trainers!

I am undoubtedly impressed, it didn’t quite occur to me that a direct selling company such as Herbalife can be so well organized and running impressively like any other corporations would! I guess having had brief experiences with other direct selling companies gave me the mis-conception that direct selling companies generally overpromise and deliver therefore giving the impression that it is inferior (in terms of company structure, products and training) compared to the bigger boys such as the departmental brands or high end brands… Perhaps I have happened to have a better experience and impression of Herbalife SKIN people and products, but I would definitely recommend you to go ahead and give Herbalife SKIN service & products a try! If you already have a current or prior experience, whether good or bad, feel free to share your experience in the comments below to let me know and also to share with other readers~ 🙂

The event was held at Group Therapy Cafe, site here, FB here and their food and coffee is delightful! Definitely definitely love to go back again for a date or group session~~~

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Drink Coffee; do stupid things faster with more energy. HAHAA.

Finally time for product reviews!!!

Sharing my feelings~
I was very excited to use and review their products especially after attending the workshop and I think like watching a movie after reading a good review, even if the movie is indeed awesome, the awesome factor doesn’t weigh up accurately in our minds, because we have already set the bar higher at the awesome level. So it was the same for my pre-use experience and after use experience. I had tried the Clay and Berry Scrub during the workshop and I was completely sold on the premise of the entire range during the presentation. Did the products and range deliver the promise after I used them? Yes. But was I impressed? Not so much, simply because it worked like they said it would! Ok, we humans (or maybe just me? :P) are a bunch of people that’s hard to please, I know! So in essence, I’m trying to tell you is, the premise of the Herbalife SKIN range, it’s wonderful. Try it, use it with an open mind, with no expectations, then, decide for yourself if you’re duly impressed, or not. 😉

Well as Herbalife SKIN is currently still fairly new to the Asia Pac market (launched in Oct 2013 in US, launched in June 2014 in Asia Pac) therefore it’s still lesser known, but once other bloggers or the wisdom of the female forums start to leave their recommendations and rave about the products (or my recommendations below, keke) Then you will know what are the really awesome (to be differentiated from the simply awesome) products.

Omg, I don’t know why I am sooooo chirpy and extra talkative in my review here. I’m not usually this verbose. But verbose is good, right? Moving on…

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Herbalife SKIN was generous in sponsoring the entire set of 10 products for use and review. Lovely packaging, once again! Comes with a sparkly make up pounch and Swarovski pen. I will explain the two bags shortly.

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The Herbalife SKIN offers three skin care programs – Basic, Advanced or Ultimate – which combine products from the range to address specific skin care concerns and deliver tailored results to consumers.
1) Basic Program includes Soothing Aloe Cleanser or Polishing Citrus Cleanser, Energizing Herbal Toner, Daily Glow Moisturizer and Replenishing Night Cream

2) Advanced Program includes Basic program with the addition of Line Minimizing Serum, Firming Eye Gel and Hydrating Eye Cream

3) Ultimate Program includes the Advanced Program with the addition of Purifying Mint Clay Mask and Instant Reveal Berry Scrub

Of course by now I’m sure you noticed the obvious numbers on the packaging that helps remind you which product goes on first. Plus if you open the paper wrapped around the casing, it shows you the entire steps too~ Yes, I am a beauty blogger but sometimes even I am not sure which product goes one first (cream, or serum, omg #firstworldproblems. In case you’re wondering, my answer is, it depends. Usually lightweight serum goes first, but where in a case of the cream is more lightweight then, cream before the heavier serum. #QED (stands for Quite Easily Solved, a math geek tutor taught us this in Secondary school, lol.))

Oh yes, btw, Guys can use this system too!

That’s why all the numbers cause it can be confusing, hahaha.

Another SUPER plus point of this entire range is it’s airless pump nozzles. You never have to dig your fingers in to get the products! Major love!!

I will review the products individually before I go into my recommendation of sets and use if you decide to get the full range of 10 products.

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1. Herbalife SKIN Polishing Citrus Cleanser Review (Step 1)

Ingredients such as Vit B, C, E, Aloe Vera, Oils from Orange, Grapefruit, jojoba esters.

First off, I had high expectations for this Polishing Citrus Cleanser. I loveee beads in my cleansers that do its little scrubbing magic that makes my skin feel refreshed after a long day outside exposed to dust and all. However I did not fancy these little green beads which are a tad too big and stiff. In the light of things, these beads are seriously tiny, however they still feel fairly bulky (weird to refer these tiny things as bulky) compared to the other beaded cleanser counterparts, which I have used from both drugstores to departmental brands; Johnson & Johnson and Biotherm respectively. The plus of this cleanser is that is cleanses without leaving the skin overly taut/dry plus its awesome refreshing citrus-y scent which is always a welcome for an invigorating morning wash~ This facial wash is recommended for people with normal to oily skin types. I would recommend guys to use this! Especially if you prefer and are looking for beaded cleaners with bigger beads for a better feel during their facial cleansing step.

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Digressing a little here to talk about some Enabalista Trivia: According to my FB page insights, the number of recorded Male and Female FB followers are almost equal (Guys 51%), if that is accurate of my blog readers, then I actually have an almost equal male to female readership. Well of course I can’t use and recommend guy’s products to the guys, but I do have guy readers emailing me asking me about facials, one even complaining about my review, lol. If you’re a guy reader, would you like me to recommend skincare for you as well? Let me know! If so I can be more active in attending / researching Men’s Beauty and updating here as well. 😀

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2. Herbalife SKIN Soothing Aloe Cleanser Review (Step 1)

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E, Aloe Vera, Coconut derived cleansing ingredients.

This cleanser is soothing and as pictured about it has a gel like consistency~ Recommended for Normal to Dry skin types as it is very hydrating and Aloe is known for its soothing and restorative abilities so definitely recommended for sensitive skin types as well.
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3. Herbalife SKIN Energizing Herbal Toner Review (Step 2)

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E, Aloe Vera, Potassium Alum.
This toner has a sweet mandarin citrus scent that preps the skin to better receive the serum and moisturizer for maximum effects.

I enjoyed using this toner immensely because of the scent which lingers on long after (in my nose and mind) and I look forward to using it. I think this is such a great benefit of the product; I am big with products with nice, sweet scents which are fresh and not cloying. It definitely hydrates the skin and preps it before the moisturizer and serum. I think it would be more appropriate to term this toner a fruity toner, or a citrus toner because I am not sure how the sweet mandarin citrus is herbal, is any way. Mandarin Citrus may be Oriental, but not herbal. Haha.

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4. Herbalife SKIN Line Minimizing Serum (Step 3)

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E and Aloe Vera, Chestnut Seed Extract, Peptide.
Multi functional serum helps diminish the visible signs of aging.

I only use this on my forehead and laugh lines, to prevent lines, lol. The serum is a whitish gel like cream and applies smooth and clears clean. At $100.19 a bottle, it’s the priciest product of the entire range. While it does not have an instant effect and neither can I boast that it has worked on my relatively young (23 year old) skin, what I enjoy and take away from my experience is the texture and feel of this serum is velvety without being oily or greasy AND it did not break me out on my normal to oily skin. *thumbs up*

This product is definitely targeted at an older crowd who is concerned about minimizing lines, able and glad to shell out the dollars. Robert (the Herbalife consultant and co-developer of the range) swears by it and uses it very generously on his face and at his 40s his face still looks like his 30s. Of course he would, and we will have to take his word for it, don’t we? 😛
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5. Herbalife SKIN Hydrating Eye Cream (Step 4)

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E and Aloe Vera, Macadamia Nut Oil, Cucumber extract, Peptide.

This is my 2nd favourite product from the range. I super love the cucumber scent of this product. It’s refreshing and lightweight eye cream which I would love to apply all over my face except that it would probably be a waste to, so I keep it just around my eyes as recommended, it’s not called an Eye Cream for fun, haha.

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6. Herbalife SKIN Firming Eye Gel (Step 4)

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E and Aloe Vera, Macadamia Nut Oil, Cucumber extract.

This Eye Gel isn’t as lightweight as the Hydrating Cream and I personally prefer the Hydrating Eye Cream. As such you can pick which is a bigger concern for you, if you want to increase the firmness of your eye area then you might want to opt for this instead.

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7. Herbalife SKIN Daily Glow Moisturizer (Step 5)

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E and Aloe Vera, Sunflower seed oil, Spilanthes Acmella Flower extract, Macadamia nut oil, Olive oil, Sesame seed oil.

This is my favourite product from the entire range~ ! I super love how my skin has that glow after using, the product is shimmery beige after dispensed from the bottle and I apply it on my skin as the step 5, before sunblock and that’s all I need for a foundation free day or I I want more coverage, with a BB cream after and I feel that my skin has that beautiful glow~ Some people like to look for bronzer to give them a healthy glow, I think this is moisturizer equivalent to a bronzer, or for those who are familiar, it’s like a tinted moisturizer.

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8. Herbalife SKIN Replenishing Night Cream (Step 5)

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E and Aloe Vera, Sunflower seed oil, Macadamia nut oil, Olive oil, Sesame seed oil, Spilanthes Acmella Flower extract.

I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a night cream that’s hydrating without being oily. I use it especially for nights I have air con turned on to keep my skin hydrated. It’s one of the luxurious night cream that I can safely use without breaking my skin out, woohoo~

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9. Herbalife SKIN Instant Reveal Berry Scrub

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E and Aloe Vera, Coconut derived cleansing ingredients,  Exfoliating beads and blueberry seeds.

 You can’t see the exfoliating beads which is colourless in the photo above and I love the blueberry seeds which adds to the natural feel and scent of the product. I personally like scrubs with natural fruit seeds for a more raw experience, like I am in touch with nature. Plus, I am a huge fan of Berries (excuse me, who isn’t?) So this is a no brainer, it’s a scrub I recommend~

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10. Herbalife SKIN Purifying Mint Clay Mask

Ingredients: Vit B, C, E and Aloe Vera, Bentomite Clay, Rosemary leaf oil and Spearmint Oil.
This rich clay mask has the absorb and toning effects of bentomite clay to remove dirt and excess oil.

I think the photo demonstration above speak for itself!! For the uninitiated, Clay Masks in addition to being super good for removing dirt and excess oil, they are also known to leave the skin soft and hydrated According to Robert and Laura, the Berry Scrub and Clay Mask are popular favourites in US and my personal experience is in agreement with the US sentiments as well, keke. Also, at S$37.75 it is about 30% cheaper than the Helenere one which I have reviewed before! Do I think this is a alternative to the Helenere one? You bet!

All the products are sold singly, and after using the products, here’s my personal recommendation of 2 set formations:

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Ena’s Recommendation 1) For Normal to Oily Skin, Polishing Citrus & Mint Mask Lovers

Basic Program; Polishing Citrus Cleanser, Energizing Herbal Toner, Daily Glow Moisturizer and Replenishing Night Cream
+ Line Minimizing Serum, Hydrating Eye Cream & Purifying Clay Mask

Day Use:
1. Polishing Citrus Cleanser,
2. Energizing Herbal Toner,
3. Line Minimizing Serum,
4. Hydrating Eye Cream,
5. Daily Glow Moisturizer.

Night Use: 
1. Polishing Citrus Cleanser,
2. Energizing Herbal Toner,
3. Line Minimizing Serum,
4. Hydrating Eye Cream,
5. Replenishing Night Cream.

Purifying Clay Mask (1-2 times a week only)

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Ena’s Recommendation 2) For Normal to Dry Skin, Soothing Aloe Cleanser & Berry Scrub Lovers

Basic Program; Soothing Aloe Cleanser, Energizing Herbal Toner, Daily Glow Moisturizer and Replenishing Night Cream
+ Line Minimizing Serum, Hydrating Eye Cream & Berry Scrub

Day Use:
1. Soothing Aloe Cleanser,
2. Energizing Herbal Toner,
3. Line Minimizing Serum,
4. Hydrating Eye Cream,
5. Daily Glow Moisturizer.

Night Use: 
1. Soothing Aloe Cleanser,
2. Energizing Herbal Toner,
3. Line Minimizing Serum
4. Hydrating Eye Cream,
5. Replenishing Night Cream.

Instant Reveal Berry Scrub (Use when necessary)

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Ena’s Recommendation 3) For Normal skin. Ultimate Program, Full Set with Price List incl. GST in SGD!
Basically use the Polish Citrus in the day, Aloe Cleanser in the night, and Add ons use the Berry Scrub first before using the MInt Mask for a Spa like treatment at home~

Day Use:
1. Polishing Citrus Cleanser, S$44.52
2. Energizing Herbal Toner, S$33.79
3. Line Minimizing Serum, S$100.19
4. Hydrating Eye Cream, S$70.02
5. Daily Glow Moisturizer, S$75.45

Night Use: 
1. Soothing Aloe Cleanser, S$44.52
2. Energizing Herbal Toner,S$33.79
3. Line Minimizing Serum, S$100.19
4. Firming Eye Gel, S$70.02
5. Replenishing Night Cream, S$75.45

Instant Reveal Berry Scrub (Use when necessary), S$34.84
Purifying Clay Mask (1-2 times a week only), S$37.75.

Total $511.10.

If you want to get own Replenish & Rejuvenate with Herbalife Experience, simply contact Herbalife online here and they will put you the member closest to your proximity to contact you~

Thank you Herbalife SKIN for your products, & Fiona & Yvette of In.Fom PR for the invite, I had a lot of fun using and reviewing them~

Thank you for reading~

x

Ena

Best of Blueprint Tradeshow 2014

 

Hi Lovelies! <3

I was at Blueprint Tradeshow 2014 and here’s a selection of my version of Best of Blueprint Tradeshow 2014.
For more info., you may refer to their official site here.
There’s some 200 local and international labels, of which I’m featuring about 20 here, enjoy!

Ana Faye

Ireland. Website here. Full 2015 lookbook here.

Before the tradeshow, I was invited down to her booth by Ana Faye, who found me online while search for press/blog releases online for previous yearsBlueprint. Ana Faye hails from Ireland, having worked as a fashion and accessories designer for several years in London, Italy and China, her love for handbags and Ireland led her back home to start designing and making her own unique line of leather bags. She now stocks all over Ireland, UK, Europe and the USA and is looking to expand into Asia.

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Unique powder blue leather bag. (Better colour reflected below), 179 pounds here.

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Here with Ana! 😉

NatalieBColeman

Ireland. Website here.

Next up we have NatalieBColeman, also an Irish designer with confident and bold womenswear designs with a tinge of quirkiness. She presented a new FW 2014 collection that I love, which unfortunately at this point in time I don’t have the press images.

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NATALIEBCOLEMAN Gold Zipped Lambskin Biker Pants, 600 pounds, on sale here.

LingWu

Singapore. Website here.

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Absolutely love the structure and print of this MIA reptile skin bag.
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So so, I only had an hour’s breeze around the Blueprint Tradeshow,
as such the labels below are the brands I see on the handbook which I like and selected to feature here.

In case you’re wondering, the premise of which I decide to feature these brands are based; mainly on what I like, which is womenswear, and a kind of aesthetics veering towards contemporary chic and irreverent. 🙂

AL’Manita

Thailand. Website here.

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Stylish, contemporary, chic. Irreverent yet sophisticated. I want the entire collection, nuff’ said. See the entire Spring Summer 2014 collection here.

American Retro

France. Website here.

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Lookbook in larger images/pdf here.

Irreverent slogan tees, varsity jackets, knee high socks, pink leather jackets, pencil skirts, suited blazers. Effortless cool, that’s what they are. The non-basic basics of American fashion editors and fashionistas. I am in love with the brand. My only complain is the name, American Retro – it just conjures the image of a deserted American Petrol Kiosk, which I feel isn’t relevant today. Perhaps something more updated would be better. Nonetheless, the name does explain the heritage of the brand, the french designers went to US and came back inspired to design a collection and brand.

Ange Révolte

Singapore. Website here.

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Titled Metaphor, Pre-Fall 2014 Collection, where there is light, there’s darkness, where there’s good, there’s bad. Frankly I think that black and white has been done to death by local designers, but there’s something still refreshing about this collections; the little details, the geometric cuts and designs, would definitely wear them. Full collection here. Fall collection also out here.

Bitching & Junkfood

UK. Website here. FB here.

There isn’t much images available from their official site, wanted to show you their SS14 collection/lookbook but couldn’t find it so I’m showing photos posted on their FB to show you a glimpse of their brand and irreverent style, which is obviously totally in line with their name, ya’know.

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Major love for their fur/fur-like Daze hooded top and skirt.
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Love their printed dress.
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I want one of those feather shorts, pronto!!!
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Bitching & Junkfood is also stocked on ASOS here.

Carrie K.

Singapore. Website here.

Carrie K. is an artisan-crafted jewellery local brand. #localpride #sgpride!
Totes in love with her collections, see here, particularly love Reborn & A Beautiful Mess.

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Reborn Tough as Nails Ring in Black Gold, US$208 here (Sold Out).YG SAFETY PIN RING 1

Reborn Safety Pin Ring in Yellow Gold, US$208 here. (Sold Out)ROSE GOLD INFINITY RING

Infinity Rose Gold Ring, US$178 here.
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Crown Seal Rose Gold Ring, US$215 here.orange cuff

Spilled Burnt Orange and Gold Cuff US$160 here.
Pair it with a loose sleeveless pastel/off white maxi resort style dress. Goddess Perfection.cyan spilled

Spilled Cyan Silver Ring, US$215 here.

CASO Jewelry

Thailand. Website here. FB here.

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Love these geometric shaped rings. Unfortunately not avail. online. Stockists in Thailand here.

Clara Hansen

France & HK. Website here.

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Ema Savahl

UK. Website here.

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Ema Savahl Couture designer with a heavy emphasis on art and textures in her creation and also worn by celebrities worldwide. I love her collections which resemble pieces of art more than fashion apparels. Those baroque details? How gorgeous they are! Check out her artworks, I mean collections on her lookbooks here. Amazingly (wouldn’t you want to fly down to their store to get fitted?) also shoppable online here.

Fabitoria

Taiwan. Website (launching soon) here. Etsy Shop here and FB here.

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Lalalove

Thailand. Website here.

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LB02Major love for their digital prints and contemporary silhouettes. Their SS2014 has a lot of surrealistic and dark elements to say the least, check out the full set here.

Mischa Designs

Hong Kong. Website here.

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I am in love with the simplicity and practicality of the brand.
Their site is beautiful, check them out on Instagram with #JETSETMISCHA and shop away here.

Monstore

Indonesia. Website here.

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It seems that you can shop from there site, but I’m unsure how their shopping cart works cause I can’t seem to add items to the cart. I find their artist collaboration on their site very cool, visit here.

NIKKIE

Netherlands. Website here (Online Shop launching soon).

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Modern, chic, city girl living & resort holidays. This is a designer to watch.  I want everything in this collection! Full lookbook here.

Nocturne

UK. Website here.

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They have both apparels and accessories, I prefer their latter. Stocked internationally, stockists here.

PYLY X CARLETTA

Thailand. FB here.

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Love how they mixed different prints and textures for their designs. Contemporary, colourful and very wearable.

REVASSEUR

Singapore. FB here.

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REVASSEUR’s Fall Winter Collection is inspired by Disney’s Villains. Try guessing who the looks represent!
Love the slogan T “I ADMIT I’VE BEEN A LITTLE NASTY” and planning to make a trip down to SUPERSPACE again to find out my size before I pre-order. #localpride Yes, REVASSEUR is stocked at SUPERSPACE, will be writing a post on Orchard Gateway, Orchard’s latest mall soon.

Star by Yun

Taiwan. Website here.

Designed by Taiwanese socialite, Star by Yun is a contemporary jewelry line with a touch of class and yet can also be totally irreverent and hilarious.

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“make me laugh and I’m all yours”313205

“date me before I’m famous”763248“allergic to stupid people”

Gotta love Yun’s sense of humour!

Sweet Villians

Taiwan, Taipei. FB here.

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Yacht 21

Singapore. Website here. FB here.

A local affordable fashion label with a nautical emphasis. It’s like you’re forever having a holiday, why not right?

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They have an outlet at Bugis Junction. 🙂

A few other brands I want to highlight but can’t get their updated lookbook/collection/images readily from their sites are La Mer,  Maisha Concept (the african remix version of the Paradise song on their site is really awesome btw), Miss Milne and Organs Without Body.

 Hope you enjoyed this post! Thank you for reading. 🙂

Thanks to Blueprint 2014 for the media pass and materials for the tradeshow. 😉

x

Ena