Get Red Carpet Ready with Marc Anthony True Professional Haircare

Hi Loves~!

A few weeks back I attended Marc Anthony True Professional Red Carpet workshop and picked up a few nifty hair tips in addition to being acquainted with their products. Valerie, the brand executive of Marc Anthony in Singapore introduced the brand and products to us, followed by a hands on demonstration and workshop taught by hair stylist Shawn Ang.

I use to be really lazy with my hair, I’d just towel dry my hair and head out when its still semi-dry and it’s only in this one year after being acquainted, testing so many hair products that I am only slowly beginning to show better love and care for my hair. As the saying goes, our hair is our crowning glory – a lot of us shell out big bucks for a nice cut, dye and treatment, why should we not spend a little more on home care products to ensure the longevity of these expensive treatments on our hair?

For the uninitiated, Marc Anthony True Professional is a trusted brand that hails from Toronto and is stocked in 30,000 retail shops world wide. Marc Anthony the founder and creator is a celebrity hair stylists and he has tended to the the tresses of red carpet beauties like Blake Lively, Jessica Alba and Lauren Conrad.

I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the event with my fellow lovely beauty and lifestyle bloggers and enjoyed using the Argan the day after the event, I started using the Oil of Morocco Argan Oil treatment and Bye Bye Frizz Keratin Smoothing Blow Dry Cream to style and nourish my hair. I highly recommend both products and I am going to purchase their 2nd Day Dry Shampoo from Watsons because the entire local team was raving about how effective it is to keep hair dry and odour free especially after lunch – brilliant!

Enjoy the photos~!

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Celebrity Stylist Marc AnthonyBlake_Lively

With Blake LivelyMarc & Jessica Alba

With Jessica AlbaLauren Conrad

With Lauren Conrad

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With Valerie, my secondary school class mate and brand exec. of Marc Anthony in Singapore. <3

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There were 2 other bloggers and myself who were invited down earlier to have our hair done by Shawn before the event – super love how he straightened my hair with just the lightest curl at the edges. If only I could have this hair everyday!

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Shawn conducts the Red Carpet workshop by demonstrating on attendees’ hair, here with Jeraldine. Notice how he blows and then ties her hair and styles it up into a high crown + pony tail look that’s super trendy and runway ready.

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Another look I did up myself by pinning my fringe up and wearing a pair of earrings I bought from Lovisa – I like buying such “special occasion” earrings to stock up for when the occasion arises, heh!Marc Anthony Singapore Blogger Workshop Product Review 010

With lovely beauty/lifestyle bloggers Jerlene, Roanna, Amie & Jeraldine. Always fun to catch up with Jerlene and Roanna and such a pleasure meeting sweet ladies Amie and Jeraldine for the first time.

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Marc Anthony’s Oil of Morocco (OOM) Range is formulated to lock in moisture to give your hair a healthy shine. On the left, OOM Argan Oil Volume Shine Hairspray nourishes and styles your hair at once. (53ml, $6,90). OOM Argan Oil 3x Volume Cream (175ml, $18.90) gives you thicker, fuller with extra hold and shine and is said to last 3 days or until your next wash – not recommended for you to test it out in 3 days in Singapore’s humid weather! Lol. The OOM Argan Oil Treatment ($18.90) is a must have product to use while your hair is still damp, apply on hands and spread all over your hair – this will help to smoothen ends and prep and protect the hair for the next step when you add cream to style your hair – this is totally new to me and something I learnt from the workshop! You can also opt to use OOM Argan Oil 3 Day Smooth Perfect Blow Dry Cream (200ml, $18.90) for frizz free and shiny hair for up to 3 days. I would peronally opt for this because my hair is prone to frizziness. Marc Anthony Singapore Blogger Workshop Product Review 012

Additional to the range are the Bye Bye Frizz Keratin Smoothing Blow Dry Cream – this is recommended for hair that’s brittle as the Keratin Smoothing will help to strengthen the hair – and Strictly Curls Curl Envy Perfect Curl Cream (gosh, 3 curls in one name!) $18.90 which is a best seller.

Here are more of the ranges that you might be keen to check out:

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Marc Anthony True Professional products are available at Watsons Singapore.

Thanks to Marc Anthony Singapore for the invite and products for review!

x

Ena

Salon Style Lashes with Clio Salon de Cara

Hi Loves~!

In a blink of an eye, Christmas week is over and so will the year 2014 be over in just 1 more day~!

Lately I’ve been testing out Clio Salon de Caras mascaras and I’d like to share them with you. 🙂

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Clio Salon de Cara 001 Hair Roll Cara (Pink), Clio Salon de Cara in 002 Roll Brush Cara (Yellow) & Clio Salon de Cara 003 Finger Cara (Orange)

Clio Salon de Cara Mascaras are modeled after salon styling tools suc as hair rollers, round hair brush & hairstylist’s hands.

All 3 mascaras are waterproof, smudgeproof and contain salon inspired formulas of volume powder and hair waxes.

The mascaras contain popular ingredients used in hair treatments – Argan Oil which helps repair hair damage and Ceramide, which smoothens hair cuticles, locks in moisture and prevents damage.

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Clio Salon de Cara 001 Hair Roll Cara is inspired by the Salon’s hair rollers for extra volume. It’s recommended for long and thin lashes. The mascara comes with a heated lash curler that is AAA battery powered and has heated wires to heat up the eyelashes.

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Clio Salon de Cara in 002 Roll Brush Cara mimics a round hairbrush for a curling effect, recommended for stick straight lashes!

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Clio Salon de Cara 003 Finger Cara has 228 bristles that part 3 ways to replicate the action of the hairstylist’s hands.

Clio Salon De Cara Blog Review 1 001I’ve used all 3 mascaras and I love that they apply smoothly and I have no issues removing them with my micellar water make up remover. My favourite of the 3 has got to be Clio Salon de Cara 002 Roll Brush Cara (Yellow) because it gives my short straight lashes just the right amount of mascara and push for longer, curled lashes.

Priced at $24.90 each, you can buy them from Watsons outlets.

Thank you Clio Singapore for sending these mascaras over for review!

x

Ena

French Women’s Secret, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse

 

Hi Loves~

Back in October, Sheena & I attended Nuxe’s Huile Prodigieuse bloggers event & workshop at Robinsons @ Heeren. It’s my very first experience with the Nuxe brand and their products. For the uninitiated, Nuxe is founded by Ms. Aliza Jabes with the goal to be a natural origin cosmetology brand that combines performance and pleasure, and is one of the best-selling* brands in pharmacies and parapharmacies in France. At the workshop hosted by Nuxe’s Regional Education Manager Ryan Lau, we experienced on the spot Nuxe’s products and got acquainted to their various ranges for different age groups and different needs. The star product of the workshop and the very bestseller of Nuxe is their Huile Prodigieuse dry oil, which is touted to be French women’s beauty secret in a bottle.

Huile Prodigieuse is a unique, unrivalled, cult skincare product.
Created in 1991, l’Huile Prodigieuse is the bestseller for the brand with more than 20 million bottles sold since its conception.

Its inimitable fragrance, which has become the scent representative of the NUXE brand,
is like a song that all women know by heart, with its head notes
of orange blossom and plum, its middle notes of rose, geranium and magnolia,
and its sensual base notes of coconut and vanilla.

This dry oil for face, body and hair epitomizes NUXE’s philosophy of authenticity,
sensuality and effectiveness perfectly.

With its golden shimmer version, l’Huile Prodigieuse appeals to the goddess sleeping
in every woman. Thanks to its ultra-fine, pearlescent minerals,
it gives both skin and hair a sensual glow.

With its 97.8% natural formula, l’Huile Prodigieuse is enriched with vitamin E
and is guaranteed to be free of silicone and mineral oils. Consisting of 6 Precious Plant Oils
(Macadamia, Hazelnut, Borage, Sweet Almond, Camellia and St. John’s Wort),
this dry oil nourishes, repairs and softens face, skin and hair in a single sweep.

Enjoy the pictures from the event and my review at the end~ 😉
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Ryan sharing with us the multi-usage of the Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil, it’s suitable for the face, skin & hair. Many french women use it to nourish, repair and soften their face, skin and hair. They even have a shimmer version known as the Huile Prodigieuse OR that gives you that sun-kissed look! Nuxe Singapore Huile Prodigieuse 002

Nuxe staff applying on a blogger’s legs.
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Check out the shine! Yes, that’s also the secret to achieve sexy model looking legs in photoshoot. 😉Nuxe Singapore Huile Prodigieuse 004

Tested out Nuxe’s Fondant Body Scrub. It’s a creamy body scrub with 100% plant exfoliants in various grain sizes for soft, smooth skin that feels like new and I LOVE IT because of its 100% natural ingredients and the grain sizes aren’t artificial beads so I feel good using in on my skin! Nuxe Singapore Huile Prodigieuse 005

Also tried their 24hr Moisturizing Body Lotion which leave the skin soft without greasy after effect. More about that below.
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Getting acquainted to their other ranges: Creme Prodigieuse; daily moisturizing and reviving skincare, Merveillance expert; fills in visible lines and firms the skin & more.

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I’ve applied this Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse on my arms and I really do love how it softens my skin and gives off a fragrant floral scent – I especially love the vanilla base scent! I also really love to use this on my hair, I apply it whilst its semi-wet and when it dries its tangle-free and frizz-free. Awesome!
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I’ve used this New My Beauty Kit – it’s a free travel size pack that is gift with purchase – comprising of the Micfor a week and it’s gentle on the skin. Micellar Cleansing Water, Anti-Fatigue Moisturizing Cream & 24HR Moisturizing Body Lotion. I find that these can be a little too rich for my skin, so I would recommend these for people who travel abroad to colder countries or people with dryer skin~ Enabalista Gifts of Love Nuxe Giveaway

Nuxe Singapore also prepared 3 sets of Huile Prodigieuse and Micellar Cleansing Water, Anti-Fatigue Moisturizing Cream & 24HR Moisturizing Body Lotion for my readers for Enabalista Gifts of Love~.

Thank you Nuxe Singapore & Sheena for the kind invite & products!

x

Ena

Enabalista Gifts of Love 2014 [Giveaway Ended]

*Updated: Winners*

Thanks all for taking part, join me to congrats the winners!:

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Blog: Shirley Lim
Instagram: @vinvola
FB: Seline Bong

Enabalista Gifts of Love X Origins
IG: @cancerian_celin

Enabalista Gifts of Love X Crabtree & Evelyn
IG: @icolegal

Enabalista Gifts of Love X Clio
IG: @funnydiaries

Enabalista Gifts of Love X Marc Anthony
FB: Paul Tan

Enabalista Gifts of Love X Nuxe
Blog: Jolynn Lim
IG: @Kpkr
FB: Xueli Chen

Enabalista Gifts of Love X Risis
IG: @shiromantic

Enabalista Gifts of Love X Orchard Hotel Cafe Buffet
FB: Gorden Koh

Bonus Mystery Prize Winners
Angelina Seet
Wang Wang Feng
Jenny Chua
Sandra New

I have received most of your emails and addresses and have sent out the prizes!

Hi Loves!

You might remember that I enjoyed hosting my blog anniversary giveaway back in end October… And as the Christmas season draws closer, I am once again happily donning my Santa hat by teaming up with some very lovely brands and organizing another giveaway series to spread the love with you my readers! 🙂

Enabalista Gifts of Love 2014

For this Enabalista Gifts of Love 2014 giveaway series, I’ll be hosting 8 giveaways (might have more coming in but there are at least 8 confirmed brands!) for 12 lucky winners on my blog, IG & FB.

The giveaway mechanism will be real simple – all you need to do is:
– to be following me on Instagram (@ena_teo) & Facebook page (Enabalista),
– leave a comment on this blog post and/or respective giveaway image on Instagram (@ena_teo) & Facebook page (Enabalista),
– tag your friends where applicable
The lucky winners will be announced on the blog and respective posts on the 26th Dec and gifts will be sent out by yours truly before the new year. 😉
Giveaway is open to Singapore residents only – sorry to my international readers!

I’ll be updating the 8 giveaways over the next 12 days, so come back here or follow me on my Instagram and Facebook to take part whenever a new giveaway is released~ 🙂

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In addition to the giveaways, I would like to also take this opportunity to invite you to join me in bringing some cheer to our local community through the  Boy’s Brigade Share-A-Gift hosted in conjuction with FairPrice online. Disclaimer: this is not sponsored, I picked this movement/exercise because it’s simply a credible and established way of giving back to our community. Just today I heard my church pastor saying that “Miracle is in Giving” just like how The Widow of Zarephath gave her very last oil and flour to the prophet Elijah and God multiply them and made sure that she was not in lack – I strongly believe that we receive back in our giving!

As such, I have donated $50 (see: fairprice – Order Confirmation) to support the Boys Brigade + Fairprice Share a Gift to support a family who needs some festive cheer this season! If you would like to join me to donate/purchasing these $30/$50 gift bags, you can do so here anytime from now to 30 December 2014. Let me know  you have donated by sending me a screencap/shot of the receipt via email (enabalista @ gmail.com) or FB message, send me your address and I will prepare a handwritten Christmas/New Year card for you! I honestly don’t know if anyone would join me to support this meaningful cause, but I will be very happy if you do. Make a family’s day and mine alright? 🙂

Enabalista Gifts of Love 2014 x Wacoal Singapore

 

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Wacoal® turns sexier this season with a line-up of lingerie in magical hues of blue and purple in their Gravity-defying Range Inspired by The Aurora Sky

Transform the holiday season into a sensual affair as Wacoal® brings in a collection of lingerie that exudes sex-appeal while providing more support.

Coming in seductive colours of blue and purple, it will be difficult to resist the Holiday range with charming hues inspired by the dazzling aurora sky.

The sexy lingerie sets are uniquely designed to capture the colours of the northern lights; delicate cream laces line the brassiere’s deep shades of violet and midnight blue, exuding an entrancing display that is synonymous to the dazzling natural phenomenon that has captured the hearts of many.

This collection is also uniquely tailored with the latest designs and the most innovative technology which provides the ultimate support that helps to improve posture. Defy gravity this holiday season and add an extra boost of confidence with Wacoal®’s latest collection!

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To celebrate this season of giving, Wacoal® will also be giving a Limited Edition Christmas EzLink Card with every purchase of SGD180.

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Giveaway 1: 3 pieces of the Special Edition Wacoal® Christmas EzLink cards

To win, simply follow me on  – to be following me on Instagram (@ena_teo) & Facebook page (Enabalista),
– leave a comment on this blog post, the same image on Instagram (@ena_teo) or same image found on Facebook page (Enabalista). You can submit 1 comment for each platform, 1 comment/ platform = 1 chance.
– tag your 2 friends if you’re commenting on Instagram or Facebook
The 3 lucky winners will be randomly chosen and announced on the blog and respective posts on the 26th Dec and gifts will be sent out by yours truly before the new year. 😉

Enabalista Gifts of Love 2014 x Origins Singapore

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Giveaway 2: 1 set of Origins products (Make a difference Rejuvenating Moisturizer, Drink up intensive Overnight Mask, Check & Balances Frothy Face Wash in travel sizes, 30ml each) with Limited Edition Nanette Lepore designer make up pouch

To win, simply follow me on  – to be following me on Instagram (@ena_teo) & Facebook page (Enabalista),
– leave a comment on this blog post “I love Origins X Nanette Lepore make up pouch”, on the same image on Instagram (@ena_teo) or same image found on Facebook page (Enabalista). You can submit 1 comment for each platform, 1 comment/ platform = 1 chance.
– tag your 1 friend if you’re commenting on Instagram or Facebook
The 1 lucky winner will be randomly chosen and announced on the blog and respective posts on the 26th Dec and gifts will be sent out by yours truly before the new year. 😉

Enabalista Gifts of Love 2014 x Crabtree & Evelyn Singapore

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Giveaway 3: Crabtree & Evelyn Tea Time Treat Set, English Breakfast Tea 20g,
Afternoon Tea 20g, Triple Chocolate Chunk Biscuits 100g & Strawberries and Cream Biscuits 100g, worth $40. 

To win, simply follow me on Instagram (@ena_teo) & Facebook page (Enabalista),
– leave a comment on this blog post “I love Crabtree & Evelyn Tea Time Treat Set”, on the same image on Instagram (@ena_teo) or same image found on Facebook page (Enabalista). You can submit 1 comment for each platform, 1 comment/ platform = 1 chance.
– tag 3 friends who love Tea Time if you’re commenting on Instagram or Facebook
The 1 lucky winner will be randomly chosen and announced on the blog and respective posts on the 26th Dec and gifts will be sent out by yours truly before the new year. 😉

For more Crabtree & Evelyn Christmas Gift Ideas, check out my blog post here~! 😉

Enabalista Gifts of Love 2014 x Clio Singapore

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Giveaway 4: Clio Salon De Cara 001 Hair Roll Cara (Volume x Volume), Clio Gelpresso Waterproof Shadow 05 Bottoms Up, Waterproof Pencil Liner Kill Black XP

To win, simply follow me on Instagram (@ena_teo) & Facebook page (Enabalista),
– leave a comment on this blog post “I love Clio Makeup!”, on the same image on Instagram (@ena_teo) or same image found on Facebook page (Enabalista). You can submit 1 comment for each platform, 1 comment/ platform = 1 chance.
– tag 2 friends who are makeup lovers if you’re commenting on Instagram or Facebook
The 1 lucky winner will be randomly chosen and announced on the blog and respective posts on the 26th Dec and gifts will be sent out by yours truly before the new year. 😉

Enabalista Gifts of Love 2014 x Marc Anthony Singapore

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 Giveaway 5: Marc Anthony(MA) Bye Bye Frizz Keratin Smoothing Shampoo 250ml, MA Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Deep Treatment Sachet 50ml, MA Repairing Macadamia Oil Deep Treatment Sachet 50ml, MA Oil of Morocco Argan Oil Treatment 50ml, MA Oil of Morocco Argan Oil volume shine hair spray 53ml, MA Strictly Curls Curl Defining Lotion 60ml

To win, simply follow me on Instagram (@ena_teo) & Facebook page (Enabalista),
– leave a comment on this blog post “I love Marc Anthony Hair Care”, on the same image on Instagram (@ena_teo) or same image found on Facebook page (Enabalista). You can submit 1 comment for each platform, 1 comment/ platform = 1 chance.
– tag 3 friends with beautiful hair if you’re commenting on Instagram or Facebook
The 1 lucky winner will be randomly chosen and announced on the blog and respective posts on the 26th Dec and gifts will be sent out by yours truly before the new year. 😉

Enabalista Gifts of Love 2014 x Nuxe Singapore

Enabalista Gifts of Love Nuxe Giveaway

Giveaway 6: 3 Sets of Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil (100ml) & My Beauty Kit with travel sizes Micellar Cleansing Water, Anti-Fatigue Moisturizing Cream & 24HR Moisturizing Body Lotion worth $70

Huile Prodigieuse is a unique, unrivalled, cult skincare product.
Created in 1991, l’Huile Prodigieuse is the bestseller for the brand with more than 20 million bottles sold since its conception.

Its inimitable fragrance, which has become the scent representative of the NUXE brand,
is like a song that all women know by heart, with its head notes
of orange blossom and plum, its middle notes of rose, geranium and magnolia,
and its sensual base notes of coconut and vanilla.

This dry oil for face, body and hair epitomizes NUXE’s philosophy of authenticity,
sensuality and effectiveness perfectly.

With its golden shimmer version, l’Huile Prodigieuse appeals to the goddess sleeping
in every woman. Thanks to its ultra-fine, pearlescent minerals,
it gives both skin and hair a sensual glow.

With its 97.8% natural formula, l’Huile Prodigieuse is enriched with vitamin E
and is guaranteed to be free of silicone and mineral oils. Consisting of 6 Precious Plant Oils
(Macadamia, Hazelnut, Borage, Sweet Almond, Camellia and St. John’s Wort),
this dry oil nourishes, repairs and softens face, skin and hair in a single sweep.

To win, simply follow me on Instagram (@ena_teo) & Facebook page (Enabalista),
– leave a comment on this blog post “I love Nuxe Skincare!”, on the same image on Instagram (@ena_teo) or same image found on Facebook page (Enabalista). You can submit 1 comment for each platform, 1 comment/ platform = 1 chance.
– tag 3 friends & skincare lovers if you’re commenting on Instagram or Facebook
The 3 lucky winners will be randomly chosen and announced on the blog and respective posts on the 26th Dec and gifts will be sent out by yours truly before the new year. 😉

Enabalista Gifts of Love 2014 x Risis

Enabalista Gifts of Love Risis Singapore Giveaway

Giveaway 7: Risis Horse & Horseshoe Charm in Crafted in 925 silver and encased in precious rhodium. Horse 2.0 x 2.3 cm. Horseshoe 0.9 x 0.9 cm. Chain not included.

To win, simply follow me on Instagram (@ena_teo) & Facebook page (Enabalista),
– leave a comment on this blog post “I love Risis!”, on the same image on Instagram (@ena_teo) or same image found on Facebook page (Enabalista). You can submit 1 comment for each platform, 1 comment/ platform = 1 chance.
– tag 3 friends & horse or charm lovers if you’re commenting on Instagram or Facebook
The 1 lucky winner will be randomly chosen and announced on the blog and respective posts on the 26th Dec, winner will have to collect from store. 🙂

Enabalista Gifts of Love 2014 x Orchard Hotel

Enabalista Gifts of Love Orchard Hotel Orchard Cafe Dinner Giveaway

Giveaway 8: Orchard Hotel Orchard Cafe Buffet Dinner for 2, total worth $136++

To win, simply follow me on Instagram (@ena_teo) & Facebook page (Enabalista),
– leave a comment on this blog post “I love Orchard Cafe Buffet!”, on the same image on Instagram (@ena_teo) or same image found on Facebook page (Enabalista). You can submit 1 comment for each platform, 1 comment/ platform = 1 chance.
– tag your BF/GF/BFF that you would like to bring for this Buffet Dinner if you’re commenting on Instagram or Facebook
The 1 lucky winner will be randomly chosen and announced on the blog and respective posts on the 26th Dec and vouchers will be sent out before the new year. 😉

That’s all for the Enabalista Gifts of Love Christmas feature & giveaways!
Special thanks to my partners Wacoal SG, Origins SG, Crabtree & Evelyn SG, Clio SG, Marc Anthony SG, Nuxe SG, Risis & Orchard Hotel for your kind sponsorship. 

Blessed Christmas to all of you lovelies!

x

Ena

Seasonal Spectacular with Crabtree & Evelyn

Hi Loves~!

I do hope you’ve completed your Christmas gifts shopping, if you haven’t, perhaps my post about Crabtree & Evelyn today will give you some inspiration where to go for some last minute shopping. :p After their Damask Rose Skincare launch, we were invited to Crabtree’s flagship store at Ngee Ann City and it’s always a pleasure to be there! For their Christmas preview, each media invitee had to hunt for our specially tagged Christmas sock with our media card and gift voucher. Such a sweet & thoughtful activity that’s so in line with Christmas! It made me feel like a child again. 🙂 We were again welcomed with an array of delicious cakes that’s festive themed and also tried this season’s special Crabtree & Evelyn’s Honey Oats biscuits. I brought home with me their signature biscuits and Limited Edition handcreams in Spice Ginger, Ice Rose & Frosted Fruits – I already have plenty at home but I simply couldn’t resist these limited edition scents in such a lovely tin set! For C&E lovers, you’ll be in a for a treat, I am currently hosting Enabalista Gifts of Love and am gifting away a Tea set consisting of yummy biscuits and tea sets that you can share with your family & colleagues! For those who missed my The Definitive Christmas Gift Guide For Her, am including Crabtree & Evelyn’s full Christmas Catalogue here for your easy reference: Christmas 2014 Catalogue.

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Isn’t it lovely to host guests with such a sumptuous & pretty spread?
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They tastes as good as they look!
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A beautiful array of gifts in festive red packaging.Crabtree & Evelyn Christmas Seasonal Spectacular 2014 Blog Review 006

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Super value hand cream sets, only for Christmas season~

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Beautiful body care set in Lavender.
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My favourite Crabtree & Evelyn Christmas Limited Edition hand cream set! They smell super awesome, I can’t decide if like Iced Rose or Frosted Fruits better. :pCrabtree & Evelyn Christmas Seasonal Spectacular 2014 Blog Review 017

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With Jansen & Smita~Crabtree & Evelyn Christmas Seasonal Spectacular 2014 Blog Review 014

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My outfit of the day in VainGloriousYou cape & dress.Crabtree & Evelyn Christmas Seasonal Spectacular 2014 Blog Review 020

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Thank you Crabtree & Evelyn Singapore & WOM PR for the invite & gifts.

x

Ena

Glamour Nails with ManicureMermaidSg

Hi Loves!

It’s Christmas week! Frankly it’s hard to believe how fast the year is coming to a close and we’re already in the 2nd last week of the year, amazing isn’t it? Last week I paid a visit to ManicureMermaidSG and got my nails prepped for Christmas and the New Year! I specially chose Black, Gold & White as the colours and Sparkly Glamour as the theme. Sharlene of the ManicureMermaidSG added a special crown charm which completed the look! I totally feel princessy and ready to rock the festive season! Give her a call or text at 9155 3621 to book your appointment! 😉

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x

Ena

Korean Celebrities Love FrancisKay Jewelry

Hi Loves~

As you should know by now, I’m a major Korean Drama fan and I’m almost always following at least 1 Korean drama serial a week and that sort of just very naturally developed my love for Korean fashion and Korean makeup, which is evident allll over my blog. So I discovered a gem of a website by FrancisKay that is a beloved costume jewlery brand worn and loved by many Korean celebrities and I just have to share it with you all!

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New Yorker chic simple Ring set of 3, US$27.56. Buy here.

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New Yorker Duo Earring Set, US$38.59. Buy here.2014-12-17 11.29.18-1

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Classic Emilia Pearl Set of 3, US $43.88. Buy here. 2014-12-17 11.16.59-1

Each set is beautifully packaged, comes in a chic & simple plastic zip bag and bubble wrapped. My 3 sets took about 1 week to reach me in a box in perfect condition.

Took a few pictures with my New Yorker rings + Dior-inspired New York studded earrings with Pearl back. I really love the design and the quality of the FrancisKay jewelry, you really get what you pay for~! 🙂 It isn’t flimsy metal but great quality that’s sturdy and can be worn repeatedly so I foresee myself wearing it for years or until I am bored of the design, lol~2014-12-21 02.47.17 2014-12-17 00.50.54-1 2014-12-17 00.51.43-1

That’s not all!

Check out the Korean celebrities that are wearing FrancisKay!! I have picked a few of my favourites:

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I can’t be sure if Han Ye Seul is wearing a pair of Dior or FrancisKay in Birth of Beauty (which btw is TOTALLY awesome show everyone must watch!) but it definitely looks like either the New Yorker earring duo in the pearl back or New Yorker Volume to Pearl Earring! The latter which is also worn by another of my favourite Korean actress Jang Na Ra (Fated to Love You):Korean Celebrities Love Francis Kay 002

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Another favourite Korean actress Park Shin Hye currently acting in Pinocchio which I am also following, is sporting FranisKay Capri Blue Mini Square Earring.Korean Celebrities Love Francis Kay 006

At her fan signing she’s wearing one ring from the Lady Rose Silver Ring Set.

Korean Celebrities Love Francis Kay 004Shin Seong Rok is seen in Trot Lover wearing FrancisKay For You Special Silver bangle that comes with free engraving. This up and coming actor is also in The King’s Face which is another drama that I am also currently following. I should probably watch lesser Korean dramas, huh! >u<

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Actress Choi Yeo Jin is seen wearing Francis Kay Lovely Initials necklace in Emergency Couple, which is a drama I have watched.

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If you buy now during the festive season, you can opt for their Christmas sets that come in special Christmas packaging with card, limited edition necklace & bracelet, each set starts from US$60.63.

Happy Shopping!

Stay beautiful my loves~!

xx

Ena

Spicy Hot Curry at Marina South Curry House

Hi Loves!

A while back I visited Marina South Curry House for a food tasting session and their red curry chicken and salted egg chicken wing is really the bomb! I also really enjoyed their fish head bee hoon because it was flavourful even though no milk or msg was used – it’s made from Chef Gan’s unique soup stock combination. I shall post up the photos explain with captions. Details for the shop found below. Enjoy this post! P.S. Get ready to be hungry!
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Marina South Curry House gets its name from the original location where they use to be at Marina South, a place popular for dating for those born in the 70’s and very well known for serving up a mean curry that’s super hot and spicy. Marina South Curry House Blog Review 009

You’ll find TV screens playing segments and photos on display of their food and famous guests, I spot DJ Yasminne and local celebrities.Marina South Curry House Blog Review 012 Marina South Curry House Blog Review 011

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Cute black chalk board with chef’s recommendations.
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Chef Gan is the head chef of Marina South Curry House who hails from Ipoh and he specializes in Singaporean and Malaysian dishes and he crafts them with passion and culinary dedication!

Now we proceed to the main point of the post, their food!

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Red Curry Chicken – this is so delicious! I usually don’t eat a full bowl of rice, but I found myself eating mouth after mouth with this yummy red curry!$6.90 for one person serving. Highly recommended~~~ Marina South Curry House Blog Review 001

To soothe the tongue and throat from the red curry, enjoy a refreshing buah long long drink at $3.90. Its slightly sour flavour that freshens you up and complements curry dishes very well.

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Another of my top favourite dish, their Salted Egg Chicken Wing, $12.90 which is salty and crispy and oh-so-delicious! I only wished I had this plate all to myself. 😛Marina South Curry House Blog Review 006

Another of their speciality dish as I mentioned above, their Signature Claypot Fish Head Bee Hoon which has no milk yet the texture is still rich and relatively thick. It’s simmered for over 6 hours, the superior broth is flavourful due to Chef;s unique soup stock combination – I really love it. Enjoy it with 2-3persons for $18.90 or single portion at $7.90. 
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One of their signature vegetable dish is Luo Han Chye which has tofu, taupok, mushoom and small bok choy giving plenty of choice and flavour in this dish.
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Or if you prefer your veggies with some kick, consider this long bean and eggplant with curry.
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For desserts, end off with this delightful and authentic Chendol that’s sure to bring a smile to your face, as it did to mine! See:

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Now you know where to bring your family and colleagues if you’re looking for a new local delight food haunt! 😉

Marina South Curry House is located at 100AM,  100 Tras Street #03-14 Amara Shopping Centre Singapore 079027

 Contact Number: 6694 8108

Operating hours: Daily 11am to 4pm, 5pm to 9.30pm

Facebook Page: Marina South Curry House

Thank you Marina South Curry & ATMC for the kind invite!

x

Ena

Spread the love this festive season with Singtel

Hi Loves!

What does Christmas mean to you?

To me, Christmas is a time for us to remember Christ’s birth and also a welcomed time to reunite with family and friends for delicious, hearty meals & fun times.

Christmas means different things to different people.

Growing up as fortunate young children, Christmas means getting gifts from our parents and relatives. As we grow older, it also means reunions and gifts exchange. For those of you who’ve entered into parenthood – it may mean playing the role of Santa and gifting to your child/children.

However not all of us are so fortunate to be able to give more to our family for the festive season. And for those of us who can, why not share the love and blessings?

With SingTel’s thoughtful and heart-warming Little Helpers initiative, this Christmas you can visit http://singtel.com/Christmas to choose from 3 tabs to explore daily “deals”, participate in “on the street” activities and “lend a hand” with the Willing Hearts and Lion Befrienders to bring some cheer to the less fortunate in our community.

I highly recommend you to visit the site, share the deals with your family & take part in the community activities with your friends!

Enjoy this festive video clip by SingTel, I especially love the little boy that answered “Binoculars” when asked what Christmas means to him and then his sister giving him this “what are you saying?!” look and squeeze. Too cute!

Thank you SingTel for letting me join your team to spread the word about this meaningful Christmas initiative! 🙂

x

Ena

Sweet Pamper Session at Plaza Sing with le blanc by mashu & Nana’s Green Tea

Hi Loves!

Do you fancy a pamper session with your BFF after your Christmas shopping frenzy?
My BFF Fion & I was at Plaza Singapura just the other day and we went to le blanc by mashu salon for a relaxing Soda Spa Scalp Treatment followed by lunch at Nana’s Green Tea. We had so much fun and the day flew by!

le blanc by mashu salon opened back in September and is headed by Japanese Creative Director Masaaki Ueda.  We really enjoyed the Soda Spa Scalp treatment which is a “treatment that uses carbonated water and also Soda Spa Foam to flush carbon dioxide through the scalp and skin, carrying away waste in the body. This encourages blood circulation, which in turn enhances metabolism and increases oxygen and nutrient supply to the scalp and skin, keeping them soft, velvety and healthy.” The entire session was very relaxing, especially whilst in the reclining chair during the hair spa~ and my hair was silky smooth for the next 3 days and it felt so good!

At Nana’s Green Tea, we had a sumptous lunch and I was super happy with my Locomoco Hamburg set and the Green Parfait with the Green Tea ice cream is divine!

Scroll down & enjoy as I share about our Pamper Day~ ^^

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View of Plaza Sing and natural lighting illuminates the spacious salon.
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Selfie with Fion before our session!Plaza Singapura Pamper Session Le Blanc By Mashu Salon Review Nanas Green Tea Lunch Review 004

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Whilst in the hair wash and spa area, sneaking shots of Masa & Fion hehehe.Plaza Singapura Pamper Session Le Blanc By Mashu Salon Review Nanas Green Tea Lunch Review 010

One of me looking like i had a red turban, whilst enjoying my Soda Spa Foam treatment! 😛Plaza Singapura Pamper Session Le Blanc By Mashu Salon Review Nanas Green Tea Lunch Review 011

Check out the steam goodness!

After the hair spa session, we proceeded back to our seats to enjoy a hair blow & curling session.
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Super love the curls Masa did for me!
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With Masa~ ^^

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Fion & I <3 <3 <3
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Special Christmas Promotion, invite your BFF to enjoy the promo together. 😉

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The sweetest subtle scented Shiseido hair care products and Soda Spa Foam thanks to le blanc by mashu! Now I can pamper my hair in the comforts of my home as well. ^^

Then we headed to Nana’s Green Tea for lunch.

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My yummilicious Locomoco Hamburg set! I really love how juicy the meat is and the sauce was just the right bit spicy with tomato. The egg is also slightly runny and perfect. I would most definitely go back to this again!Plaza Singapura Pamper Session Le Blanc By Mashu Salon Review Nanas Green Tea Lunch Review 031

Fion’s Salmon Don

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Our dessertsPlaza Singapura Pamper Session Le Blanc By Mashu Salon Review Nanas Green Tea Lunch Review 037

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With the Green Tea Parfait which is superb with the whip cream, green tea ice cream, red beans, mochis and corn flakes. It’s a sweet tooth’s dream come true. Best to share with a friend because it’s sinful to indulge in this all alone, hahaha!Plaza Singapura Pamper Session Le Blanc By Mashu Salon Review Nanas Green Tea Lunch Review 038

Close up of the yummy parfait!

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A very satisfied me!

Thank you Lewis from Plaza Sing, le blanc by mashu & Nana’s Green Tea for hosting Fion & I for our pamper session~ ^^

Let me know if you have any questions or have a favourite place to go at Plaza Sing!

x

Ena

Get Glamourous with Elizabeth Arden’s Untold Absolu


Hi Loves!

Today I’d like to share with you about Elizabeth Arden’s Untold Absolu, which is a fitting fragrance for this festive season.

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A year after the launch of Untold original, Untold Absolu continues the Untold sensory journey by celebrating the intrigue of the modern woman, with a deeper and sexier scent.

The Untold Absolu is similar in packaging to the original fragrance with a curvy and multi faceted bottle which is evocative of the multi dimensional personality of women today except it comes in a golden band instead of silver, which is complementary to the fragrance’s darker golden hue.

The scent is designed to be:-
Glamorous: Burst of Black Raspberry & Italian Bergamot
Captivating: Fruity accents of Red Plum and bright Ginger
Refined: floral strokes of Jasmine Egypt Absolute and French Narcissus Absolute
Mysterious: Sultry textures of Tahitian Vanilla Bourbon Absolute and deep Benzoin
and Sensual: cashmere woods and rich Brazilian Tonka Absolute

This is a scent that’s perfect for a gala dinner with a beautiful golden dress or black gown!

Thank you Elizabeth Arden Singapore for the scent.

X
Ena

Crabtree & Evelyn Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection Preview

Hi Loves!

A while back I attended the media preview for Crabtree & Evelyn Singapore’s Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection at their flagship store at Ngee Ann City. It was my first time attending their media launch in store and I found myself to be in for a real sweet treat with their Damask Rose skincare collection welcoming me at the entrance, fresh roses on the left and rose inspired cakes and more on the right. I don’t know about you, but I am a major flower lover and I have a soft spot for roses, peonies and rancanculus – flowers that have layers upon layers of petals. So. Much. Love.

The Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection is formulated with natural ingredients chosen for their ability to deeply moisturize and rejuvenate even dry and sensitive skin. The 3 key ingredients are French Damask Rose, Rose of Jericho & Hollyhock. Essentially these ingredients are known to be intensely moisturizing, brings immediate and long lasting hydration and anti-inflammatory properties.

The collection features 10 products; 3 cleansers, 2 toners, 3 moisturiser & 2 masks. I picked Cleanser: Freshening Cleansing Lotion (100ml), Toner: Relaxing Micellar Water (150ml) & Moisturizer: Hydrating Day Lotion (50ml). The cleanser has to be shaken to blend the oils and actives before usage. I love how it cleanses and leaves my skin feeling refreshed. However I was initially confused and used this as the toner (yes I didn’t read the description properly, just assumed “lotion” as toner) so I was confused why it was slightly oily. However after getting the confusion out of the way, this is a great lightweight cleanser that can be used out of the shower. I love the Relaxing Micellar Water (toner). I’ve been using it regularly now – replacing my Kose toner which has just run out – it doubles as a cleanser too, removing any residual impurities and tones the skin. The hydrating day lotion is white in colour and moderate in consistency. It’s supposedly a lightweight moisturizer however I find that it is still slightly heavy for Singapore’s humid weather. For best results, apply it into the face and wait for the it to dry, about 1 min before applying on make up. After the moisturizer sets into the skin, the skin is left soft and supple. But this is a moisturizer only for those with patience, I tend to hurry my skincare and makeup routine on mornings when I am in a rush so I prefer waterbased/gel moisturizers that sinks into the skin real quick. One thing for sure, the entire skincare range has a lovely rose scent that’s sure to be a bonus for floral lovers out there – just like me!

I recommend you to visit & test Crabtree & Evelyn Damask Rose everyday skincare collection in stores and approach their knowledgeable staff to assist you in making the right picks for your skin and preference!

Crabtree & Evelyn Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection

Softening cleansing oil & makeup remover (100ml) – S$28
Comforting Cleansing Balm (90g) – S$30
Freshening Cleansing Lotion (100ml) – $28

Relaxing Micellar Water (150ml) – S$30
Purifying Toning Lotion (150ml) – S$28

 Hydrating Day Lotion (50ml) – S$50
Daily SPF45 PA+++ Lotion (30ml) – S$45
Nourishing Night Cream (50ml) – S$55

Soothing Moisture Mask (5 Masks) – S$33
Restoring Hydration Mask (5 Masks) – S$33

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Thank you Crabtree & Evelyn Singapore & WOM PR for the invite & products for review!

x

Ena

Celebrate Life with India Circus’ Beautiful Prints

Hi Loves!

Today I am very excited to share with you all about India Circus, an online shopping site stocking lifestyle items designed by talented artist Krsna Mehta. Frankly I was so captivated by his prints and designs when I first saw the site and Mehta continues to dazzle and wow me with every new collection. I really love his work so much that I am following him on his instagram @KrsnaMehta for his latest creations, inspirations, food, dining and lifestyle posts. Here are some of my picks from India Circus and I highly recommend them because they are so beautiful and they bring a smile to my face. All of his designs will make great gifts and artistic accents to your home and lifestyle. Christmas is coming, perhaps you might want to pick a few items for your friends who appreciate a lil’ art and colour from this site. I have many dreams in life, one of them would be to create and design a site just as inspirational like India Circus. I’ve not ventured much as of yet, but I do know that if I want to achieve anything like that, I will need to start picking up my colour pencils and brushes. What would your picks from India Circus be? Let me know! 😉

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India Vibrant Samsung S5 Cover, $23.40. For accessories, visit here.India Circus Phone Cover Pouch File Shot Glasses Blogger Review 006

Kingdom of Dreams Utility Pouch, $27. For pouches, see here.India Circus Phone Cover Pouch File Shot Glasses Blogger Review 008

Vibrant India Samsung S5 Cover & Garden of Shangri-la Utility Pouch, $30.60.
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Minaret Mystique Document Holder, $27.20.India Circus Phone Cover Pouch File Shot Glasses Blogger Review 005 India Circus Phone Cover Pouch File Shot Glasses Blogger Review 011

Kingdom of Dreams Mug, $23. For mug, see here.India Circus Phone Cover Pouch File Shot Glasses Blogger Review 010

Garden of Shangri-la Shot Glasses, sold out. For shot glasses, see here.

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Thank you India Circus for the items.

x

Ena

Clozette Ambassadors Tea Party @ Mu Parlour

Hi Loves!

A while back Clozette hosted a tea party for Clozette ambassadors and it was a good time meeting and catching up with fellow Clozette ambassadors. If you haven’t read my previous posts about Clozette, just know that I will visit the site almost daily to see a consolidated updates by fellow fashion and beauty enthusiasts – I am currently following about 100 fashion and beauty influencers, mostly Clozette Ambassadors and Star Clozetters in Singapore and Asia who have fabulous updates. The tea party was a blast and time flies when you’re having fun. We had a delicious array of finger food and tea in a cafe decked out in cute Alice in Wonderland theme and lots of cute pink balloons! We made pink ribbons to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness for the month of October and we also filmed a video to share our love for Clozette. After the event, Vinna, Fenny & I took time to take ootd shots at places nearby. Saturdays should be like this!

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Gifts in the goodie bag from the tea party.

Thank you Clozette for hosting us!

x

Ena

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Fragrance Review

Hi Loves!

As I gather my thoughts and prepare for this fragrance review post, I feel so at peace with my environment and myself. It’s incredible to think that we’re a good 5 days (as I am typing, but will be 6 when this is published) into the last month of the year 2014. I think that year 2014 has been a tough year globally with many unfortunate flight disasters and the onset of a major virus epidemic in Africa, not forgetting the financial softening in many parts of the world and in Singapore. To say that this year has been tough for me would be an understatement. It’s probably not the toughest year for me per se, emotionally speaking. But career wise and financially, it’s not the kind of financial climate that a rather fresh graduate wishes for her coming 2nd work year, much less to say as a property agent. I will probably dedicate a separate post for my yearly reflections for my personal, work and blog life. What I wish to say for now is that I’m grateful, grateful that I am able to keep my passion and blogging hobby alive thus far. Even after 4 years, my blog is still driven by passion; even though I have months worth of blogging back log, I’ve never dreaded blogging and I always look forward to taking time to reflect, review and update this little blog space of mine. And I think that that’s how I have differentiated myself, that I always take time to craft and compile a post with my thoughts, research and images – and I take a great deal of pride in that. I don’t deny that I am a huge procrastinator and that is something I am still working on. However for me, good posts take time and I don’t think that I’ll ever settle for a post that falls short of anything but that. 🙂 

With the long introduction aside, today I’d like to present to you the Estee Lauder Modern Muse fragrance. I’m just gonna be super direct and put it out there – I am in love with this fragrance. It’s my current top favourite fragrance that I find myself  drawn towards each morning before I head to work. Described as a Lush Floral Woody scent, it’s a sublime and sophisticated combination of Sparkling Jasmine and Sleek Wood Accords. A well balanced and layered fragrance, it’s the go-to scent for a confident, independent and inspirational woman of today. This scent reminds me again of why Estee Lauder is such a remarkable global beauty brand to be reckoned with today – their every product is a distillation of months, perhaps year long research and development that’s catered to a woman’s lifestyle and need. Estee Lauder just gets it. And this fragrance is one such example as it’s feminine yet confident. I feel that as women of the world today, we can embrace our femininity and at the same time we can be confident and empowered to achieve greater things that perhaps our female seniors have not been able to previously. We have been given much, and with it, we can do so much more.

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Sparkling Jasmine Accord: This facet of the fragrance captures the creative energy and magnetic femininity of a modern woman. Exotic Mandarin and tempting Honeysuckle Nectar send a spark of energy through a youthful sensation of Dewy Petals. Two extractions of Jasmine Sambac, including one new to the perfumery palette, Jasmine Sambac China Absolute, bring luminous texture to the feminine bouquet of rich Tuberose Fleur and Fresh Lily.

Sleek Wood Accord: Her sleek style, strength and sensuality are expressed through this innovative blend of two Patchouli essences wrapped in the creaminess of Madagascar Vanilla, rich Amber Wood and soft Musk – all of which craft an undeniably sensual finish.

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 Modern Muse is available at all Estee Lauder counters including ION Orchard store. 
SGD88 (30ml), SGD 130 (50ml) & SGD192 (100ml)
Also available in Body Lotion and Shower Gel (SGD80 each)
I would highly recommend this fragrance for ladies. Guys, this would be a great Christmas gift for your special lady – what better way to appreciate your SO than letting her know that she’s your Modern Muse? 😉 Estee Lauder’s having wonderful Christmas discounts and promotions, now’s the perfect time to purchasing gifts and stock up on beauty items!
Thank you Estee Lauder Singapore for the fragrance.
x
Ena

 

Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Lacquers & Handy Tips

Hi Loves!

This is my 5th post in 3 days. I’m on a roll, ain’t I?  😛 I’m really behind on a lot of my beauty & event reviews, not including my own personal food reviews and lifestyle posts… hopefully I can make it in good time to complete my postings for this year within this last month of December! At this rate that I’m posting I think its possible, heh! 😀

A while back I received this really really pretty parcel from Crabtree & Evelyn. It definitely rank tops in terms of the cutest packaging delivered to my house this year! It’s a bag in the form of a tree full of Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy creams, with a hand cream in Carribbean Island Wild Flowers which I’ve previously reviewed and love, their new and very own nail lacquer in red and super clever nail polish remover wipes! I’ve tried the C&E nail lacquer and it’s so good. It lasts remarkably well, longer than a week for my very active fingernails (typing, paper work, and general carelessness) and it removes SO CLEANLY! #Madlove. I don’t know about you, but removal of nail polish lacquer can be such a pain for me. But this one removed so cleanly and efficiently and it’s not because I changed nail polish remover but because the formulation of the nail lacquer is very good.

And the person that thought of nail polish remover wipes, is a genius! I don’t know why there isn’t such a thing that came earlier in the market? Or maybe it’s just me being ignorant, but it’s my first time seeing such a product and I LOVE IT. I only needed 1 sheet to remove all 10 fingernail polishes and there are 8 individually wrapped sheets. That’s 8 sheets of wonderful convenience guys, you know how you’re running late in the morning and need to rush out but you need to clean up your nails because the paint is all cracked and half gone? These wipes are so handy and slim, no need to lug a bottle of  nail polish remover and nth number of cotton wipes!

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That’s my freshly painted nails while I was watching Kdrama Fated to Love You. 😀

Thank you Crabtree & Evelyn SG & WOM PR for the lovely parcel!

x

Ena

Renaza’s 8th Anniversary Party

 

Hi Loves!

Renaza Wellness turned 8 back in August and celebrated their 8th Anniversary with a bang at their Palais Renaissance outlet. Thanks to Clozette, I had the chance to indulge in a manicure session, a gua sha session followed by tasty refreshments and the most remarkable rose inspired cocktails. It’s frankly the best cocktails I remember having at a beauty event, so fitting to the theme, sweet and refreshing as well! Now you know if you’re out and about around this part of town and need a manicure session or facial, you can visit them!
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Thank you Renaza Wellness & Clozette for the invite!

x

Ena

DKNY MY NY Fragrance Launch & Review

Hi Loves!

A while back I attended the launch of DKNY MY NY fragrance line at 1Altimate at One Raffles Place. DKNY MY fragrance is an energetic and sensual scent with Raspberries and Pink Pepper top notes, Egyptian Jasmine at the heart and ends off  with musk and as it’s named, it celebrates the the vibrant women in New York. I am a fan of floral and fruity frangrance, so DKNY MY NY is right up my alley, plus the fragrance bottle is reminiscent of urban cityscape and it’s so stylish. I love to wear this out at night with friends. The fragrance campaign is headlined by Rita Ora, UK born singer songwriter but raised and madly in love with the New York life. I have never been to US, and as it is, I too am enamoured with the Big Apple city, due to scenes from the Gossip Girl and Suits dramas that I’ve watched/been watching. I would love to be able to live in and experience the city as a local someday. If you’d like, visit the DKNY MY NY Microsite and create your very own personalized collage of your NY. Enjoy the video campaign & photos of the launch & fragrance! 😉

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The Fragrance: A MODERN, URBAN SPIRIT

Powerfully unique. Irresistibly compelling. Spontaneously playful.
Top: The sexiness of Raspberries and Galbanum spiked with accents of Pink Pepper
Heart: The sensuality of Egyptian Jasmine wrapped with Freesia and roots of Orris
Finish: The soulfulness of Patchouli Heart LMR, Vanilla Absolute and Musk, laced with vibrant Ambergris.

The fragrance will be available islandwide at leading department stores (Metro Paragon, Robinsons JEM, Robinsons Orchard, Robinsons Raffles City, Takashimaya, Tangs Orchard & Tangs VivoCity) and selected perfumeries (SaSa Cosmetics & others)

DKNY MYNY Eau de Parfum 100ml SGD 133 DKNY MYNY Eau de Parfum 50ml SGD 99 DKNY MYNY Body Lotion 150ml SGD 63 DKNY MYNY Shower Gel 150ml SGD 49

Thank you Estee Lauder SG for the invite & products!

x

Ena

Make Up Store Autumn 2014 Collection Preview @ Gilman Barracks

 

 

Hi Loves!

Sometime back I was invited down to Make Up Store’s Autumn’s 2014 collection preview and along with media and VIP guests we got to see 3 beautiful and very artistic looks from the autumn collections, namely Art, Scream & Paint. You’ll see why they are named that way in the photos! I really loved how the entire preview was presented. It was hosted at an art gallery at Gillman Barracks, amidst beautiful art pieces and decorated canvases according to the 3 themes and looks. Then the host presented the models and a make up artist explained the inspiration, make up & colours behind each look. There was also a host of “live canvases” models for us to test the make up on, but I think all of us were too shy to actually “paint” on their faces! 😛 So we mostly just helped ourselves to the make up bars held up by the lovely ladies and swatched the make up and I was very, very intrigued by the double coloured lipsticks and very very lovely marbled blushers, creamy and pigmented lipsticks and lip liners. You’ll see!

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My picks from the collection, the prettiest marbled blusher Roso Verona, Lipsticks in Duo Graphic & Duo Claude, Lip liner in Dali Matt & Lip stick pen in Boysenberry. How cute that the make up are named after artists? Totally love the entire concept! I have to admit that I can’t bear to use the blusher and lipsticks…. >.< They are soo pretty that I don’t bear to ruin them. T_T”‘

Here’s a look that I wore out that day!
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Using Dali Lipliner and Boysenberry Lipstick Pen… super love the colour! Very long lasting too. However the only think i wish for is that the Lipstick Pen to come in a dispensable plastic holder instead of a wooden pencil… 
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Visit Make Up Store for your beautiful make up!

290 Orchard Road #03-20 Paragon
Singapore
6887 5828
Open 10am-9pm

By the way, if you’re looking to buy makeup online, for instance at Luxola, check out Flipit first for makeup promo codes. 🙂

x
Ena