ThoughtBuzz; Your Social Media Intelligence Platform

Hi Loves!

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Today I’d like to introduce ThoughtBuzz, a social media intelligence platform where you can log in and access a single view dashboard to see and compare fan growth, engagement on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube simultaneously.Thoughtbuzz Social Media Intelligence Blogger Review Enabalista 007

If you’re a digital influencer or an online marketing executive, you can use this to understand which social platform is working best for which campaigns.

Take a look at what Thoughtbuzz is capable of:

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Here’s summary of my Instagram profile and the Top 2 Posts by Engagement on my Instagram.

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The Interaction Rate by Hour – so I know when is the best time for me to post to get the most views and interaction, which is lunch time at 1-2pm, 4pm or 7pm onwards. Thoughtbuzz Social Media Intelligence Blogger Review Enabalista 004

Interaction Rate by Weekday – Saturdays to Tuesdays in the past week have gained the most interaction.

Now onto interesting insights for my Enabalista Facebook page.Thoughtbuzz Social Media Intelligence Blogger Review Enabalista 006

Here are my top 5 fans based on interactions – likes and comments.
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Here are the insights for which of my recent posts have garnered the most engagements – this will help me see what type of posts garner more likes and comments. Although I can see this information on my Facebook page insights as well, Thoughtbuzz is great because it congregates my other social media accounts all on one convenient platform and dashboard. 🙂

Why don’t you give it a try too?

Thoughtbuzz Social Media Intelligence Blogger Review Enabalista 008Simply sign up on their Thoughtbuzz website here and follow their Facebook for updates on Social Media intelligence!

Thank you Thoughtbuzz and TIN for providing a single platform to analyze my social media accounts!

x

Ena

Lucious Lips with Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss

Hi Loves!

Chanel launched their Le Rouge Allure Gloss, after their Rouge Allure series and well, the colours are amazing! Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 003

They have the prettiest decorations! I like to walk pass their ION Orchard outlet and always check out what’s the new & pretty collection.Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 002

Aren’t these super sized chanel products super adorable? 😀Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 005

There were several soda drink mocktails which were yummy~Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 004

Free makeovers for invited VIPs and guests to try on the new collection and glosses~ Here’s Linda of Silverkis having her makeover (and her cute little boy beside her) – check out her blog, she has super pretty beauty flatlays, photos and makeup collection!
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THIS,,, amazing array of glosses! <3Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 007

Thanks to Leanne for the swatches! 🙂Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 001

3 sets of makeup for customers to pick for the makeover.Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 009

SUPER LOVE these amazing lipstick colours!!!
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I brought back the middle colour in 138 Fougueuse!Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 010

Pretty browns eyeshadow palette.
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Which style do you like?Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 014

I opted for something more rock and roll, haha.Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 015

Which meant using Gabrielle eyeshadow palette~
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Chanel’s finishing powder. Everything looks good in a Chanel pot, isn’t it? Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 021Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 018Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 012 Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 008

We also learnt that Chanel’s mirror lights have 8 different functions to reflect different time of the day and venues, like morning/afternoon/evening/indoor/outdoor/White light/orange light. AMAZING ISN’T IT?Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 020

With Fenny, who invited me for the event, thanks babe! :*Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 019

With Linda, Fenny, Winnie & Leanne! Love these ladies! <3Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 017With the ever gorgeous & caring Leanne. <3

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And the cutest baby!Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 024

HAHAHA!!! He was totally in loveeee with Fenny, cheeky boy! 😛Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 022 Chanel Le Rouge Allure Gloss ION Orchard Launch 025

x

Ena

Fashion Stylist Keith Png’s Tips for Different Body Types

 

Hi Loves!

Keith Png held a fashion demo giving tips for different body types at Tommy Hilfiger for their FW collection (I know I know, this is a #superbelatedblogpost T_T#) and I was really pretty inspired after the demo!Keith Png Fashion Workshop for Tommy Hilfiger 002

The charming Keith Png and the various outfits and accessories to complete the session~Keith Png Fashion Workshop for Tommy Hilfiger 001

A preppy chic male outfit~Keith Png Fashion Workshop for Tommy Hilfiger 003

Keith styling the model with a scarf – a little accessory goes a long way! Also, he shared that pear shaped women should use a clutch strategically over the waist area during events and photo-taking to give a slimmer silhouette! I love this tip!

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Pear-shaped women should also dress with dark bottoms and brighter or patterned tops, just like the outfit he picked out above.
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Another tip Keith shared was to use bags that are wider instead of longer, because it completes the overall look better – plus from personally experience, wider bags are more functional! Keith Png Fashion Workshop for Tommy Hilfiger 007 Keith Png Fashion Workshop for Tommy Hilfiger 008

One more tip for women who would like to have a fuller bust, is to wear outfits that have more details in the front as well as to accessorise with a belt and emphasise on a small/er waist.Keith Png Fashion Workshop for Tommy Hilfiger 010

Super love these boots!Keith Png Fashion Workshop for Tommy Hilfiger 009Thanks Clarabelle for the invite and Keith for the awesome tips!

x

Ena

Ballerina Dreams with ETUDE HOUSE Dreaming Swan Collection only at Vivo City

Hi Princesses!

Today I’m super excited to share about ETUDE HOUSE new outlet opening at Vivo City! You know I’m super excited because this is not a belated post, hehe! 😛 I want to publish this post and share about the Limited Edition (LE) Dreaming Swan collection which is released ONLY at the new Vivo City outlet before it goes out of stock! OK, enough with introductions, let’s go Princesses!

<3

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Thank you ETUDE HOUSE and Touch PR for the invite and making me feel like its a Princesses’ home coming! *inserts touched crying face* <3 <3 <3

I was already super excited when I received the invitation and I’m happy to say that the store and opening launch did not disappoint!Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 026

Only at the Vivo City store, you have a FULL manicure and pedicure parlour which you can have your treatments in exchange for pink coins! Spend $20 to get a pink coin and then you get to redeem your Manicure (1 or 2 depends on the type) and Pedicure (3 coins)!Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 006

Similar to the Wisma Flagship store, there’s also a makeup studio and there’s a HUGE array of testers from lipsticks to mascaras to blushers to foundations and a full shelf of nail polishes, in addition to a huge counter of nail polishes!
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Here’s me with the incredibly cute puff cushion *can I have one pls* at the Pedicure area~ Thanks Sydney for this pic! :*

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In true ETUDE HOUSE style, here’s tons of cute decorations and stands ! Here’s a “K Beauty Recipe” stand with cookie blushers, Liquid lips and Magic Any foundation cushions!Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 003

MORE cute decorations – featuring K-star celebrity makeup artist Pony’s Play 101 Pencil looks, super cute cushion stool, ice cream decorations, castle lightning and a full array of Gel nail polishes to play with! It’s totally #PlaywithETUDE style!Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 004

Super COOL selfie/photo wall:
1. Take selfie/s alone or with friends,
2.  Choose your character,
3. Send it out/over to the screen in front of the store! 😀

THERE’S TONS OF NEW STUFF, It’s almost impossible to capture all of the happening new items, so I am just cherry picking the items that caught my eyes!Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 008

NEW Lock N Summer Precious Mineral Any Cushion that is Long Lasting Proof, for summer, as the name goes! I LIKE THE SAILOR-ISH PACKAGING. IF you’re planning to get it, there’s  super Grand Opening Exclusive set where you get a FULL bracelet + charms free, how wonderful!Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 009 Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 013

This new Create your Makeup Palette look totally caught my eye! Pick 3 eyeshadows and make your own palette! Super love customizable makeup! Also how cute is Pony in the Baby Doll look? If you want, you can follow the instructions and buy the 101 Play Pencils to create the same look, how helpful!Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 001

DJ Jia Hui was in the house hosting and explaining as the Korean makeup artist created a soft feminine look for the model using the latest LE Dreaming Swan collection! <3Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 005

Young, sweet and lanky actress Carrie Wong came with an entourage of fans (who enthusiastically waited and cheered outside for her) and joined in the fun at the opening launch!

New ITEMS: Cherry Blossom & Rose Garden Eye Palette. SO PRETTY, the colours!Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 012 Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 011

I’d personally go for the Rose Garden, only because I already have a pink eyeshadow set at home – plus the coral colour for the Rose Garden set is UNIQUE.

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These chuby Bling Bling eyeshadow pens caught my eyes!!! I’d opt for Ivory Baby (middle colour) but I decided to go with a Play 101 Pencil in 4 which is a off white colour! Sorry forgot to snap a photo, but you’ll see it in my product photos later below. 🙂Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 028

Here’s a Sweet Catcher, which you can use 1 pink coin for 1 turn. I was super duper blessed and got a $50 voucher. Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 034

There’s this awesome DIY wrapping zone, spend $30 to get a chance to use this counter for free. 🙂 GREAT idea to buy and wrap gifts for friends!

NOW ON TO THE HIGHLIGHT: *drums roll*

Limited Edition ETUDE x KERRIE HESS NEW DREAMING SWAN collection.

Kerrie Hess is a renowned international fashion illustrator and her works are feminine and beautiful and she collaborated with ETUDE to release an enviable collection of super cute illustrations with a  ballerina theme, you’ll see!:
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Limited Edition Dreaming Swan collection released in Singapore includes:  5 Eye & Cheek colours, 5 Lip colours, 1 Veiling Pact, 3 Any Cushion Cases, 1 Swan Pouch.

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Swatches, these colours are slightly pastel when swatched, and even more pastel when applied on the lips – at least for the coral one which I have tried.  I like Jete Pink and En Haute Pink cause I am naturally drawn to pinks as they are more wearable for daily use and  I shall stop obsessing over dark pinks (the Arabesque Pink which I have 101 similar colours at home)! This collection of lipsticks are more matte in texture and thus not as moisturizing as the typical Dear My Wish Lips Talk collection. BUT OH SO CUTE CASING. I have this urge to go and buy another lipstick (after visiting the new store 2 times in 3 days) just because, you know, cute casing. SIGH. #lipstickobsession #suckerforcutepackaging

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I like the Eye & Cheek blusher in this no3. Arabesque Rosy too!Enabalista Etudehouse Dreaming Swan Limited Edition Collection 008

SO, my second time in the store on Sunday, I GOT THE LAST Eye & Cheek in no.5 in En Haute Pink. LAST PIECE = DESTINY. (Even thought I quite clearly liked no.3 the first time I went. Girls.)

I forgot to snap a picture of the brush sample, but the brush from this collection is also out of stock! So fans will have to hope and wait for restock, if any!
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There’s 2 sets of nail colours for this collection too! I picked out the Peach set. 🙂

SELFIES TIME.
Have I mentioned how every where in store is super photogenic with wonderful lightings for selfies? 😀Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 016

With Roanna & Sydney~Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 018

With Celine!Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 019

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With Celine, Syd & Roanna~Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 021

With Rachel, Cheryl, Alethea & Celine!Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 025

With Alene, Roanna (cute lips!) & Jerlene!Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 027

With Jolynn!

Now on to the pretty product~

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Dreaming Swan Collection in Pointe Coral for the lipstick and Eye & Cheek blusher. In case you’re wondering, the pink case is a special media gift and the pink ice cream fan is a gift with purchase. 🙂
Enabalista Etudehouse Vivo City Opening 023More cute makeup featuring Cushion Blusher in coral and pink!! Spot the edible Precious Mineral Any Cushion macaron~ 😛

Celine & I went back on Sunday to redeem our $50 voucher that we each won from the opening day!

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We were coincidentally both dressed in coral peach! 😀Vivocity HK Cafe Rickshaw Noodles

And we both love HK cafe’s Rickshaw noodles! YUM.

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The full Dreaming Swan Collection (I have so far) in addition to the Pointe Coral lipstick and blusher, I have the light coral nails set & blusher in no.5 en haut pink (hot pink)! The special media gift pink train case is super cute right?Enabalista Etudehouse Dreaming Swan Limited Edition Collection 010

Got to say that the blusher colours are super on trend! I super love the cute puff applicator!
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Dreaming Swan Eye & Cheek in no.5 en haut pink (hot pink).Enabalista Etudehouse Dreaming Swan Limited Edition Collection 012

Dreaming Swan Eye & Cheek in no.3 Pointe Coral.Enabalista Etudehouse Dreaming Swan Limited Edition Collection 013

The nail polish set comes with special prints on the cap & diamond stickers.Enabalista Etudehouse Dreaming Swan Limited Edition Collection 014

The adorable lipstick casing & packaging!Enabalista Etudehouse Dreaming Swan Limited Edition Collection 015

The Swan Pouch and the inner fabric tray – fits a Lipstick and Eye & Cheek set perfectly.Enabalista Etudehouse Dreaming Swan Limited Edition Collection 016

Lovely ballerina and ribbon details on the pouch.
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The Dreaming Swan collection as featured above + the cushion casing in Pointe Coral, Play 101 pencil in 4 and nail polish peel off base, eye mask, foundation and lip tint samples. <3 <3 <3
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Am also giving away 3 sets of ETUDE charms on my IG/FB – check out my accounts to find how to win. 😉Enabalista Etudehouse Dreaming Swan Limited Edition Collection 019

The paper bag is SO PRETTY, it’s absolutely frame worthy!
Enabalista Etudehouse Dreaming Swan Limited Edition Collection 020It looks great with my coral outfit too! 😀

Hope you enjoyed the opening launch and Dreaming Swan collection and visuals as much as I do, hurry go down to buy your desired items before its OOS!

Good luck girls!

Thanks again to ETUDE HOUSE Singapore and Touch PR for the Princess treatment!

Before I end off, quick shoutout to Blacklane for giving Celine and I a sweet ride to Vivo City! If you’re looking for a professional driver to chauffeur you, your business partner or VIP guest, simply go to their website www.blacklane.com and follow the easy steps to complete your booking. It’s best to book 24 hours in advance to get a confirmed booking. You can have a personalized message and enjoy great service from the driver too!

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Have a great week ahead loves!

x

Ena

Amos Ananda Chic Streetwear for FUZE Men’s Fashion Event

Hi Loves!

Sometime last year I attended FUZE, Raffles College of Higher Education Men’s Fashion Event to support local designer Amos Ananda Yeo!

Enabalista Fuze 001 On the way before the show, in one of Amos Ananda’s Tshirt~Enabalista Fuze 002

With Steffie and Sarah having dinner 🙂
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Congrats Amos for growing your label from strength to strength! Follow his updates on IG here.

x

Ena

GLAMGLOW Powermud Dual Cleanse (Clay + Oil) Treatment that Gently Cleanses the Skin

 

Hi Loves~

Today I want to share about GLAMGLOW’s PowerMud Dual Cleanse Treatment, which I was introduced to when they launched at Escentials (a long time back, #blogdebt, hurrr)!

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A pretty row of stacked up GlamGlow PowerMud~
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GlamGlow Masks are created by husband and wife team Glenn and Shannon Dellimore, it’s supposedly originally designed for exclusive professional backstage use in Hollywood and was only made available to consumers worldwide in 2011.
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The introduction of GlamGlow PowerMud comes after their YouthMud (Tingling and Exfoliating treatment), SuperMud  (Clearing treatment) and ThirstyMud (Hydrating treatment). They also have a BrightMud Eye treatment~

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Food & HicJuice – raw organic and cold pressed drink, super yummy!Glam Glow Power Mud Launch 007

The GlamGlow PowerMud. It’s a mix of both Claymud and Teaoxi aka green tea Oil so it promises to – cleanse, nourish, detox, purify and renew – deeply yet gently cleanses the skin. It smells amazing because of fragrant plant extracts which includes apple, so I really love the smell of the mask itself and when its on my skin. There will be an initial warmth feel after application but it does not get irritable. After removal, skin feels velvety smooth. I left the mask on for 20 minutes and removed it with running water quite easily even though it dried on my face. It doesn’t feel like it soaks up the oil and dirt and cleanse my face like other clay masks I’ve tried because of the oil extract, so it feels more gentle and nourishing. The downside of the mask is its high price point, at more than $90 per bottle.Glam Glow Power Mud Launch 008Thank you Leanne for the invite to the launch and thanks to Escentials  for hosting us and the samples for review! 🙂

x

Ena

Liebster Award Q&A & Nominations!

Hi Loves!
I was nominated by the very lovely and sweet Kymm of Diagonalll Beauty & Lifestyle blog last September for the Liebster Award! Thank you Kymmy! <3 Be sure to check out her blog, as well her answers to her Liebster Award nomination here.
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Basically, it’s an award given to up and
coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers by other bloggers in the community. The word “Liebster” itself is German, meaning “sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, loveliest, cutest, a darling… (and the list goes on, but simply, everything nice)”.
As of today, I have less than 200 (198 to be exact! :P) blog followers on my blog, according to WordPress. I won’t really consider myself as an “up and coming” blogger since this is my 5th year of blogging, but I really appreciate this nomination and even though I procrastinated soooo long, I want to pass on this Liebster Award and love to other bloggers too! 😀
Rules

Thank the person who nominated you by linking their blog.

Answer the 11 questions the nominator gave you.

Nominate 11 other bloggers who have less than 200 followers.

Create 11 questions for your nominees.

Let your nominees know by getting in touch with them.

Kymm’s Questions

1. What made you start your beauty blog?
I started Enabalista in end 2010 when I was still a Fashion Media & Industries (Management) student in LASALLE and wanted to share my behind the scenes photos and review of Fashion Week in Singapore. Then I also decided to include skincare reviews when I signed up to receive and review products from Sample Store. Although I have since stopped reviewing products sent from Sample Store (I had a clause that I could only review a certain’s brand products when I was representing them as their digital ambassador), that was I started my Lifestyle; Fashion, Beauty & more blog. 🙂
2. What are 3 of your must-have beauty items?
1. CC Cushion Compact – Laneige or TheFaceShop Sunscreen Cushion (the colour matches my skin to a T)
2. Lip Balm – Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour
3. Lipstick – current favourites include MAC’s Huggable collection, Etudehouse’s Liquid Lips, L’Oreal’s Colour Riche and Laneige Duo Colour Lip bar.
3. What are 3 of your must-have skincare items?
1. Kose Sun Protect Essence Gel
2. Bioderma Sensibio Makeup Remover
3. Moisturizer for Day and Night, I use several brands, right now I’m trying out Orbis’ Clear Range M Moisturizer.
4. What is one beauty step you have to take everyday before you leave the house (filling in your brows/your cat-eyes)?
Definitely putting on moisturizer and sunblock. That’s 2 steps, I know. 😛
5. What would your dream job be and why?
Business owner, selling products, bringing joy to others and earning money even while I am on my holiday (the business doesn’t stop when I’m travelling)! 😀
6. Write down your favourite quote.
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“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” – 1 Timothy 4:12
I grew up in church reading this from the bible and hearing youth pastors share and encouraging us with this verse. So I grew up believing that nothing; not youth, not inexperience can stop anyone to be the best they can be. I grew up believing that if a person puts her heart, mind and soul into her goal, she can achieve it. 🙂
7. Dinner before dessert or Dessert before dinner?
Dessert after dinner for sure!
8. Is there a make up step that you’re completely FAIL at? (hahaha! that would be falsies for me)
I’m not really good with Mascaras and Falsies! I don’t apply them often, so I take super long, 15-30 minutes to put them on.
9. Long hair or short hair?
Currently Long. 🙂
10. Would you rather lose all of your make up or skincare items?

This is a tough one! I have a lot more makeup products than skincare items, because I usually use up my skincare products as I use them on a almost daily basis, while I use my makeup products on a rotation basis. I will have to go with, I rather lose my skincare items and I will buy the few important products I use on a daily basis. 😛

These ladies would likely to have more than 200 blog followers, but do take part in this award tag still! 😀
 
My Nominees
1. Leanne aka Loveforskincare
3. Fenny aka Ladies_Journal
4. Sydney aka Ssydneyho
5.  Cassandra aka Cassansaurus 
7. Chevron aka Chvnx
9. Adele aka Axdelwen
10. Hanna Tantoco
11. Selma aka Meteobeauty

My Questions
1. What’s your favourite makeup brand and why?
2. What’s your favourite skincare brand and why?
3. Name 3 Fashion and/or Beauty Influencers’ Blog or Instagram that you follow and personally recommend.
4. Other than blogging, what other hobby/hobbies do you have?
5. List 3 characteristics of a person that attracts you the most.
6. Who is your favourite celebrity / group / band?
7. What’s the most recent movie that you’ve watched and recommend?
8. What’s your favourite song and why?
9. Which app do you use the most on the phone and why?
10. Where do you usually shop (whether online or offline)?
11. List 3 things on your bucket list.
That’s all!
Hope you enjoyed reading this post, I will update their links if they blog about the response!
x
Ena

Why Is Singapore such a magnet for influential businesses?

 

 

Hi Loves!

Today I have an interesting article to share on my blog. Read on to find out the history and how Singapore came to become a magnet for influential businesses, enjoy! 🙂

Why is SIngapore a Business Magnet

For the past nine years, the Economist Business Unit has voted Singapore the world’s best place to do business. But what has made it such a magnet for companies from all corners of the globe?

Historically, Singapore’s geographical location was strategically important. Sir Stamford Raffles established a British East India trading post here in 1819. For the British, the city-state became both a trading center and key naval base, essential to maintaining control of its vast empire.

In more recent times, as international trade began to flourish, the government of Singapore took steps to capitalize on the state’s historical position as a hub for trade, not only within Asia, but also globally. In the 1960s, the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) was formed and tasked with attracting international businesses to the country. The next step was for the EDB to persuade foreign investors to help fund the establishment of export oriented businesses by first setting up offices in New York and Hong Kong, and later in Europe, Asia and the US.

With Singapore’s reputation for its reliable and skilled workforce, the EDB went on to raise global awareness of Singapore’s technological expertise by establishing links with Japanese, French and German technical institutions. The government, the EDB and the National Research Foundation have together been extremely successful in identifying new trends and technological developments in global commerce, international banking and finance and have continued to ensure the country possesses the expertise and infrastructure necessary to take maximum advantage of them.

By investing heavily in infrastructure projects and encouraging the construction of world-class hotels, retail centers and high quality housing, the government has also attracted highly skilled professionals and international entrepreneurs to settle here and establish locally based high-tech companies. The importance of persuading influential business leaders to relocate to the country cannot be underestimated. The mere fact that people of this stature have chosen to move here sends out a strong message to the rest of the world that Singapore is a great place to live and do business in. Words and phrases you commonly hear to describe the country include diverse, safe, multicultural, low taxes, cutting edge, relaxed and stable.

 Typical of the businessmen and women who have taken up residence in the state is Kuwait born and University of Washington educated Fahad Al-Rajaan. Chairman of Wafra Investments Group Inc. and Kuwait Real Estate Investment Consortium KSC, along with a number of other banks and financial institutions, he is ideally placed to spread the word about the benefits of investing in Singapore. An insight into his range of influence can be found by checking out Wikileaks – Fahad Al-Rajaan.

Two of the wealthiest individuals you may have heard of are brothers Robert and Philip Ng, whose Far East Organization and Sino Group is worth some US$4.6b. Their multinational business encompasses property development in Australia and Hong Kong, though they are currently investing US$328m in two new hotels on an ex-military barracks site on Sentosa.

Another name you may be familiar with is the Brazilian born co-founder of Facebook, Eduardo Saverin. Having renounced his US citizenship in 2012, he now lives here in Singapore, where he specializes in investing in international technology startup ventures.

Singapore has not become a world class financial and business center entirely by accident. A natural harbor located at the crossroads of global maritime trading routes was fundamental to the initial growth of the country. However, having a government with the vision to recognize future business trends, then enacting the legislation necessary to attract foreign entrepreneurs and multinational companies, and investing vast amounts in improving the state’s infrastructure have all combined to make Singapore the commercial powerhouse it is today.

Hollywood Glamour with Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Smokey Eyeshadow Palette

 

Hi Loves!

Do you ever wonder how you can  create Hollywood style smokey eye makeup look for a formal or dinner event and what makeup you should use?

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Kirsten Steward’s Red Carpet Smokey Eyes Look

Earlier this year I received a box of love from Net-a-Porter with two beauties from Charlotte Tilbury, namely the Fallen Angel Smokey Eye Palette and the Rock N Kohl Eye Pencil.

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Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eyeshadow Palette in Off White/Light Peach, Golden Browns & Black, Charlotte Tilbury Rock & Kohl Eye Pencil. Super duper love the cute and precious starry embossed effect on the palette! <3 <3 <3Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eye Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette Rock & Kohl Eye Pencil Review 003

My first look using Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eyeshadow Fallen Angel Palette  & Rock & Kohl Eye Pencil. I dusted the light peach over my upper eyelids, coloured in the light brown from the inner corners of the eyes, ended off with the dark golden brown and black and drew in the cat eye tips using the eyeliner. I fell in love with this eyeshadow palette’s fine powder yet awesome pigmentation and beautiful colours. With primer and foundation as the base, the Rock & Kohl eyeliner lasted the entire day and didn’t smudge. However on other tries, I realized that if I didn’t have proper primer or foundation, the eye liner will smudge in our humid Singapore weather. I paired it with a bright pink lip colour for a contemporary and feminine look.Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eye Fallen Angel Eyeshadow Palette Rock & Kohl Eye Pencil Review 004Another look I created with Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eyeshadow Fallen Angel Palette  & Rock & Kohl Eye Pencil for the recent Singapore Fashion Week. This time I upped the dramatic factor by going for a heavier smokey eye effect before drawing in thicker cat eye effect with the eye pencil. I used a scarlet red lipstick (Elizabeth Arden’s Scarlet) for a classic look.

Have you any Charlotte Tilbury makeup products that you use and love? Do share in the comments below!

Thank you Net-A-Porter & Directions Group for the products for review.

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Ena

Tighten and Lift Skin with Le Coffret CosmeLED French’s Best Anti-Ageing Skincare Routine

Hi Loves!

It’s been a while since I last blogged about a new skincare product and routine and here’s something that I’ve been trying out of late. 🙂

EstheClinic Paris is a French group of aesthetic and anti-ageing clinics at the forefront of technology and directly inspired by aesthetic medicine. Their treatments combine high technology procedures with cosmeceuticals such as hair removal, anti-ageing and body contouring. The group is founded by French doctors and they are always involved in developing procedures and cosmeceuticals and the follow up of the treatments. They are also the manufacturer of cosmetics, highly effective and innovative skincare that’s 100% Made in France.

They have recently opened their first aesthetic clinic in Singapore at Tras Street.

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I was sent a box of their Le Coffret CosmeLED, a unique anti-ageing kit that leaves the skin looking radiant, firmer and younger. In case you’re wondering what the name means, “Le Coffret” stands for jewel box, so it’s essentially saying its a precious box of skincare. It’s inspired by aesthetic medicine and includes innovative cosmeceuticals and micro-needle device that acts in synergy to reverse the signs of ageing:

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Le DermaBooster – celluar stimulation device, to firm and tone the skin
Le Serum – global anti-ageing skincare, for a radiant and even skin
La Creme – lifting and firming cream to tighten the skin

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Directions of how to use the products.
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1) Le DermaBooster – Roll the head gently over the facial areas 5 times  in each direction, 2-3 times a week (every other day). On clean face, before the Serum and Creme.Esthe Clinic CosmeLED French Anti Aging Routiine Review 011

2) Le Serum – use once or twice a day in the morning and/or evening. One drop and gently tap into skin with fingertips.
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Translucent, lightweight serum that smells like peach. 🙂Esthe Clinic CosmeLED French Anti Aging Routiine Review 007

Applies clear and leaves skin hydrated.Esthe Clinic CosmeLED French Anti Aging Routiine Review 012

La Creme – Use morning and evening, after La Serum. (There’s a mistake on the print saying use before,  but should be after the serum).Esthe Clinic CosmeLED French Anti Aging Routiine Review 008

A pretty consistent white creme.Esthe Clinic CosmeLED French Anti Aging Routiine Review 009Take about a minute to gently massage the creme into the skin before it’s absorbed.

It takes a while to get used to this Anti-ageing kit, I was quite apprehensive of using the Le DermaBooster with all the micro-needles on my facial skin – so I started on my clean hands, followed by my chin and lower face. What this product does is massaging and activating the facial nerves and  will be particularly helpful to firm and tone up older, sagging skin. See here and here. It’s important to keep the needles clean by washing and drying them regularly. My favourite of the kit has to be the serum – I use one generous drop over my face at night and apply the creme and it keeps my face radiant, brighter and clearer (from blemishes) the next morning. I also really like the peach scent. The Creme is a little too rich for my preference, I prefer water based moisturizer, however when I tested on my lower face / neck area it didn’t break me out so I have tried it on my face – it does leave my face a little tighter after. So this would be great for skin that requires a little lift. This Le Coffret CosmeLED is definitely something to try out if you’re looking for a tightening and lifting home skincare routine!

Visit EstheClinic website here to enquire and purchase this set.
Thank you Manon and EstheClinic for this set for review. All reviews are my own.

x

Ena

True Beauty Without Photoshop #ChezVousBeautyIsReal #TheRealMe

Hi Loves!

It’s no secret that I always love and enjoy my trips to Chez Vous hair salon. Their service is attentive, friendly and has a personal touch. I’m also thankful to them for my happy tresses! As such, I’m so happy for Chez Vous as they’re launching their latest and new campaign, #ChezVousBeautyIsReal to celebrate the true beauty of real women!

Check out this video that shows how the same woman can look incredibly gorgeous in real life, the same as she would if she goes through photoshop – why digitally alter your image when you can look this good in person? Pick #ChezVousBeautyIsReal, pick #TheRealMe!

To reaffirm Chez Vous’s commitment to natural beauty, here’s a series of Photography created by Chez Vous to proving that beauty is attainable, tangible and empowering.

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Chez Vous would like to invite YOU to their upcoming  #ChezVousBeautyIsReal Event! 

As one of the pioneers in the local beauty sphere, Chez Vous’ vision has remained steadfast since its inception – to inspire possibilities through the 100% reliability and expertise of their accomplished hair maestros to bring out each customer’s true personality and glamour. In other words, we keep it real.

In an unprecedented move, on the 7th June 2015, Chez Vous offers every woman, regardless of age and race, the opportunity to experience a full makeover session when they visit Chez Vous @ Ngee Ann City. Every customer is guaranteed no photoshopping and no digital enhancements, just pure pampering bliss. This will be a journey of positive transformation that is real and will hopefully change how women perceive true beauty. While there are no restrictions on the number of people entering the salon, the sessions will be subject to the availability of beauty consultants. 

The one day makeover event will take place at the Chez Vous hair salon and will see an attendance of 100 – 150 people, and each makeover participant will get a before, during and after photograph taken of them. Different booths set up at the salon will also include treats for:

Hair*:

  • Hair care & Styling Tips & Tricks
  • Wash & Style

*Not inclusive of haircut; chemical services or treatments

Make Up / Skincare:

  • Make Up & Skincare Tips & Tricks
  • Make Up

Fashion:

  • Fashion styling tips & tricks

Photography:

  • Before & after photos

Chez Vous Salon, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City #05-05.
Book your 7th June, Sunday to visit Chez Vous with your girlfriend or partner! 😉

All images and information credits to Chez Vous.

x

Ena

SFW 2015: Harper’s Bazaar’s Asia New Gen Fashion Designer Award 2015 Happening This Sat

Hi Loves!

It’s time for Singapore Fashion Week again!

If you haven’t, check out the video compilation of the awesome designs from last year’s designers! I personally liked the Harper’s Bazaar’s Asia New Gen Fashion Designer Award designs better then the Star Creations. As the designs were more wearable and commercially viable – I wanted to wear a lot of the designs! 😀

More about the Harpers Bazaar’s Asia New Gen Fashion Designer 2015,  the winner of the competition will be awarded a scholarship for a Master’s degree in fashion from the prestigious Istituto Marangoni (worth GBP26,700; about $56,430) in either its Paris, London or Milan campuses. He or she will also have the opportunity to retail their collection to a global market through online retailer, Inverted Edge. Over and above all this, the winner and all 10 finalists’ collections will be showcased in the five sponsoring Asian editions of Harper’s BAZAAR.

Since 2013, the top finalists from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore have received immeasurable publicity and support from the industry: From having their collections featured in the pages of the magazine, to getting the opportunity to showcase them at Fashion Weeks in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and more around the region.

The five editors from Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam will be on the judging panel in this regional competition. The finalists would be judged on the following criteria to ensure they have what it takes to succeed on a global scale: 1) Imagination and originality 2) Consistency 3) Technical knowledge in garment construction 4) Commercial viability of their designs and 5) Business and marketing acumen.

I’m looking forward to see the designers and their designs come this Saturday!

x

Ena

Dad’s Birthday Celebration! (Belated Update)

Hi Loves!

So, my dad’s birthday’s in September and here are some photos from the 2 celebrations and awesome yummy food we had last September, kekeke!

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For the first dinner celebration, we went to Ah Yat, which is famous for their delicious and tender Abalone! We went to the Bugis/Hotel Grand Pacific branch. I only took like the first few dishes and I think I was too busy eating to capture the rest, hahaha!

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Fried Man Tous!
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Pork Ribs!

They also have this really yummy chicken and awesome 3 meat dish; pork, chicken and duck, must try! Dad Birthday Celebration  003

With my sisters, parents and Daddy’s good friends. ^^

For dinner round 2, we went to Teochew Traditional Seafood Restaurant, at my dad’s friend’s recommendation and treat! He was raving about it (during dinner 1) and it really didn’t disappoint! The only downside is it’s quite inconvenient if you don’t drive. I thought I could walk from Paya Lebar and I walked REALLY FAR. I was quite amazed at how far I walked. Better to cab in! Anyhoos, this restaurant supposedly use Shark’s bones to cook the soup base so its really yummy. I won’t oversell the soup, so you won’t go with damn high expectations. Just go with an open mind and enjoy the good food!
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Even HK Actress Kenneth Ma and Charmaine Sheh come here! Dad Birthday Celebration  005

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Look at the really yummy and fresh ingredients!
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They have this salted egg dish which is like zomg delicious. Must try!

Ok, I hope I didn’t make you too hungry with this post, these are places you can bring your parents for the next family dinner! 😉

x

Ena

Singapore Blog Awards 2014 (Flashback aka Super Belated Post)

 

Hi Loves!

I think by now you’re probably used to my super belated (read: embarrassingly late) event blog posts/updates.

Singapore Blog Awards 2014 took place last August… I have a ton of event updates and I’ve got to start somewhere, so I guess here’s a good one to begin with? 😛

It’s nice to see that most, if not all the bloggers and I still look pretty much the same except for changes in hairstyles! I guess that’s why it’s nice to take photographs now and then, to track changes in our styles. 🙂

I’m glad I took part in Singapore Blog Awards because I got to meet up with other fellow beauty bloggers who are so much fun to be with because we share the same interest in skincare, makeup and blogging! So there’s always endless conversations and we really learn a lot from one another, like product reviews, PR practices and even digital softwares that help us to blog or Instagram better! 😉

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With Kymm, June & Min Ru.

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With Erin blogger of MillionMars.com and awesome mummy of 2 now!
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With bloggers Linda, Cheryl, Kymm, MinRu, Jodie, June, Jerlene and some of the bloggers’ plus ones!
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With Linda & Meryl!

Check out the list of winners from 2014 here!

x

Ena

My Favourite Daily Wear Lipsticks

Hi Loves!

Today I’d like to share 5 of my favourite daily wear lipsticks… I use these lipsticks on rotation. 
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From Left to Right: Etude House Dear My Wish Lipstick in PK001, Chanel Rouge Allure Fougueuse (138), Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturizing Lipstick Pink Punch 30, Etude House Etoinette Crystal Shine in PRD301, Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine 320 Surreal Sun.

Yes you’ll notice that the bullets are quite similar in colour, ranging from pink to orangey red. You know how when you like something, like denim top, you end up buying and having several different type of denim tops? I tend to veer towards pink and orangey reds that complements an everyday natural look for work while still having a visible and vibrant colour. 🙂Enabalista My Favourite Lipsticks 2015 001

Swatches! I arranged the colours from the pinkest to red to orangey red. I tend to use Etude House Lipsticks a lot because the colours are very sweet and natural, moisturizing plus the packaging is really cute. All of these lipsticks have great pigmentation, I usually just use one coat (and touch up when necessary) although for events I’d go for double coat for longer wear. Chanel lipstick has a push and pop secure lock which is pretty cool whilst the Estee Lauder has a magnetic lock. I also prefer this older series for Estee Lauder which has a slimmer casing.  Of these 5, Elizabeth Arden’s lipstick is the newest so I haven’t used it much, its similar to Etude House’s PK001, but darker that’s why I like it too, haha!

If you haven’t, follow me on my Instagram @ena_teo  (or check out my recent posts on my side bar ->) cause I update almost daily there and I share a lot more new beauty products faster than I do here on the blog! 😛

What are your favourite daily wear lipsticks? Share in the comments below!

x

Ena