SK-II’s #ChangeDestiny Campaign, From Lawyer to Fashion Designer

This post is sponsored by The 7th Chamber.

Hi Loves!

Do you believe that you have the power to change your destiny?

When I look back at my old self, I’m glad that I’ve dared to take the path less travelled. I decided to go to LASALLE College of the Arts when most of my peers went to the top 3 local universities. I dared to take up extra real estate classes and eventually obtained my property agent license while I was juggling with classes and extra-curriculum activities. And even now, sometimes I wonder why do I tire myself out with property, blogging and extra passive income businesses – and I always come back to the realization that I can’t give up on any of these activities because I am passionate about what I am doing and i know that I am working towards my dreams and my future.

So, when I found out about SK-II’s latest campaign #ChangeDestiny that aims to inspire women around the world to pursue a life that they are passionate and happy with, it really struck a chord with me. I love how SK-II dares to take women around the world literally beyond the skin and into their hearts. Inspire and ignite their dreams and passions once again.

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Priscilla Shunmugam decided to leave her job as a lawyer to pursue her true calling to be a fashion designer. She bravely changed her own destiny regardless of the little ‘dictators’ in her life. Watch Priscilla’s inspiring video here:

I don’t make it known on my blog or across my social media, but I always aspire to inspire my readers and followers with every blog/IG/FB post. Whether it’s a photo or a caption, I hope to bring a smile to your face and/or increase the zeal you have for your life. I want you to know that the woman in the SK-II video can be you, too. You don’t necessarily have to leave a lawyer job and become a fashion designer to #ChangeDestiny. If you feel that you have neglected your dreams, I hope this post inspires you to believe that you can and take that first step of faith in living the life you’ve always wanted. A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step – your destiny awaits you.

For more inspiring stories on this movement, you can check out SK-II’s site here: http://po.st/SGChangeDestiny

x

Ena

Join us for Stylista Korean Beauty & Fashion Trends Workshop!

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Hi Loves!

If you’ve missed our previous Stylista x LANEIGE workshops, fret not~ 😉 This October 11, we’re back with a Korean Beauty & Fashion Trends Workshop! 😀

It will be held at
Park Regis Hotel 🏤 (23 Merchant Road, 059268)
and you can pick from two slots to attend,
11am-1.30pm or 3-5.30pm. 💖

We’ll be sharing the best of Korean skincare and makeup with LANEIGE, as well as hot trending Korean fashion tips and styles with our fashion partner Style of Leda.🎀 Additionally Atlas Medispa will also be around to share about their latest Korean facial technologies 💁and every participant will get to bring home goodie bags with products and vouchers worth more than $200 from our sponsors LANEIGE, Style Of Leda, Atlas Medispa, Chez Vous Hair Salon & Polished Hand & Foot Spa!

Grab a girl friend or two, email StylistaWorkshop@gmail.com to book your seats! 👭👭 Early bird discount at $45 (U.P.$48) until 2nd October, so act fast~😎 Come and have fun with us, see you!😘

x

Ena

Breadtalk Celebrates Mid Autumn Festival with Hello Kitty Mooncakes

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Hi Loves!

Blessed Mid Autumn Festival to you and your family this Sunday, have you started feasting on mooncakes yet? 🌝🏮😋 In the photo above, you’ll find Breadtalk Joyous B ($63.80) which contains 8 mini snow skin mooncakes with Valrhona truffle with Baileys / Whiskey / Cherry Brandy & Lychee Martini. These are very yummy! Hello Kitty fans are going to love the Breadtalk Hello Kitty set ($59.80) which comes with 6 mini mooncakes in lotus with yoke blend / cranberries / macadamia in a cute makeup box that even has a mirror!😻 Thanks to @breadtalksg for the Hello Kitty mooncakes!

x

Ena

Skin Renewal with Nu-Factor Skincare Range

Hi Loves!

I’ve been using Nu-Factor’s skincare range for almost a month now and it’s time for a review! 🙂

For the uninitiated, Nu-Factor skincare range is made in Singapore by a R&D company who believes in 100% nature ingredients.

Andew Szalay, the Founder of Grow Company USA, the world’s premier manufacturer of nutrients and cosmetics ingredients, discovered that every nutrient required its own unique peptide in order for it to be absorbed through the cell wall of the appropriate bio-carrier. It took much perseverance through trial and error before the right peptide sequence was discovered for each specific nutrient. Hence, the Nu-factor® process utilises Nature to grow concentrated, natural, and complete nutrients in food form…..a form your body recognises and appreciates. Nu-factor® presents the most effective nutrients available to improve your quality of life. From the inside-out, and the outside-in. Szalay says” The investment in time and effort was well worth it as it birthed a whole new way of producing vitamins and minerals that are natural, highly concentrated, and vastly superior. “

To find out even more about the technology used, visit:

 http://nu-factor.com/technology-2

Nu Factor Range

I had the pleasure to try out this Nu Factor’s skincare range that consists of these 5 products: Essential Cleanser ($55), Essential Toner ($76), Day Essential ($95), Night Essential ($95) & Essential Renewal ($95).

Nu Factor Essential Cleanser

Nu-Factor Essential Cleanser is my favourite product of the range. I was very pleasantly surprised by this facial cleanser because it reminds me of Chanel’s Le Blanc Intense Brightening Foam Cleanser, it smells very fragrant and gives you a clear and fairer effect after using it. I feel that this facial cleanser is very effective in removing the dead skin built up on my forehead to give me an overall even skin tone.

For the full review, you can head over to In The Loop here to check it out! 😉

Thank you to Janice from In The Loop and Nu-Factor for the products for review!

x

Ena

Discover New Fashion Styles with Her Changing Room

Hi Loves!

Fancy being able to try on  unlimited different apparels and accessories in a month at an affordable price? Well, I’d like to introduce to you Her Changing Room! Her Changing Room is a fashion rental box subscription service where you will receive 3 apparels and 2 accessories in each box and you can swop the box up to an unlimited number of times a month! Crazy I know! And of course, if you want to keep the items, you just have to top up for the pieces.

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I had the pleasure to take part in Her Changing Room ambassador contest as 1 of 10 ambassadors. I had a lot of fun with all the girls during the photoshoot, you can really tell we all have different fashion styles but we all love fashion!

You can also watch a video of me answering questions from Her Changing Room here!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh3zxs2MTeM

In this post, you’ll see some of the outfits I’ve tried in the few boxes I’ve received in the past month… ^^

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Photo credits to my friend Kenny from KennyBite Productions.
Email him here if you want to engage him for your wedding or any special events to keep the precious memories!

Screen Shot 2015-09-17 at 8.08.25 pmTo celebrate a milestone 100 subscription, Her Changing Room is offer a limited time offer of discount subscription for the next 50 subscribers! Sign up on their landed page here, have fun exploring different fashion styles with them!!! 😉

Thank you Her Changing Room and Owl City SG for the updates and support in the last month as part of the contest! x

x

Ena

Relaxing Weekend Getaway at ParkRoyal On Pickering

Hi Loves!

Recently I had the pleasure to indulge in a staycation at ParkRoyal  on Pickering, Singapore’s first hotel in a garden. The entire stay passed like a breeze, thanks to the great service, wonderful lush atmosphere and lovely food and drinks served. My bestie Fion and I stayed at the Orchid Club Deluxe Room and enjoyed access to the Orchid Club Lounge which provides afternoon tea, cocktail and breakfast. I fell in love with the hotel’s architecture which integrates organic lines and greenery so seamlessly. All in all, I definitely recommend this place as a weekend getaway for locals and a hotel of choice for foreigners! If you’re looking for activities recommendations, check out The Ultimate Singapore Day Out web app to plan your day according to your personality. 😉

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Our Orchid Club Deluxe Room on the 13th floor! ^^
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After tea, we headed to check out the pool and common facilities.
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Back to the Orchid Club Lounge for cocktail & bites!
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Then Fion and I headed out to The Central which was a stone’s throw away for some shopping! We went to shop at Naiise but I didn’t snap any photos, haha. It’s this shop that has quirky local designer lifestyle products.Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 038Watsons drugstore if you need anything!Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 039Lots of eating places available!Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 040Live performance by the Clark Quay river on a Saturday evening! We just sat down and listen for 30 minutes, soaking in the atmosphere.Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 041View as we’re walking back from The Central.Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 042Enjoying a drink that aptly describes our relationship! ^^
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Woke up early on a Sunday morning to enjoy breakfast and this awesome view:Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 048Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 049 Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 050 Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 051 Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 052 Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 053 Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 054 Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 055 Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 056 Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 057 Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 058 Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 059 Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 060Breakfast with a view, something to remember!
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Browsing the lobby area before checking out:Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 074Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 070 Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 072Cute bar area.Park Royal Pickering Staycation Blogger Review 073Lime restaurant, also quite famous for their buffet.

We definitely felt refreshed and recharged after our stay here, and I hope you do too! 😉

Thank you ParkRoyal Pickering and DigitasLBi PR for arranging for this staycation for my bff and I! <3 Take advantage of the offers here~ 😉

X

Ena

Giveaway Contest | Ebizo Ichikawa Japan Theatre

Hi Loves!

Are you a fan of Japanese theatre? Then you’ll be pleased to know thatEBIZO ICHIKAWA XI’s JAPAN THEATER 2015 will be here in Singapore in October!

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Ebizo Ichikawa XI is from one of Japan’s oldest and most prestigious kabuki families. This October, the ‘Crown Prince of Kabuki’ will be coming to Singapore to debut two new kabuki plays, Uwanari and Mimasu Kuruwa no Kasauri. Uwanari has not been performed in a hundred years, and its debut on the 17th of October marks a significant moment in kabuki history.

Catch a glimpse of the show on video here:
https://youtu.be/sdDsKAke7JA

 The show will be running for two days on the 17th and 18th October at Marina Bay Sands, and the show-times are indicated below for your easy reference:

Showtime

17 October 2015 – Saturday

3pm & 7:30pm

18 October 2015 – Sunday

3pm

Thanks to EBIZO ICHIKAWA XI’s JAPAN THEATER 2015 & their PR, we are giving a way a pair of tickets, each worth $145!

Contest Date: 14th September to 25th September

Terms and Conditions: No age limit, no photography nor videography during the performance, and no reselling of complimentary tickets. The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the terms and conditions.

All you have to do is to go to my IG and FB page to look out for the giveaway post and follow the steps to qualify for the giveaway!

Good luck!

x

Ena