Black Friday Online Sales & Codes!

Hi Loves!

YES, today’s Black Friday and it’s crazy sales time everywhere online & even offline!

I am going to link some of the brands that I shop from with their discounts & codes , enjoy shopping!

If you think your friends will benefit from the codes, share this post with them!

1. REVOLVE ClothingScreen Shot 2015-11-27 at 12.20.52 amSAVE UPTO 80% OFF + Additional 20% OFF all SALE items
PROMO CODE: TBA
FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING FOR ORDERS ABOVE $100 USD

My favourite brands on REVOLVE:

LOVERS + FRIENDS

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FOR LOVE & LEMONS

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FREE PEOPLE

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THREE FLOOR

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RAYE

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>> REVOLVE Clothing <<

2. MISSGUIDEDScreen Shot 2015-11-27 at 12.14.40 am30% OFF EVERYTHING
PROMO CODE: CYBER30

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>> MISSGUIDED <<

3. ZALORA
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UP TO 80% OFF, ADDITIONAL 18% OFF IF YOU DOWNLOAD THE APP AND SHOP MIN$120. FREE SHIPPING ABOVE $40!
If you’re reading this after  Black Friday, use my special ambassadors code “ZBAPQGVB”  FOR 15% OFF, valid for first time users only.
>>ZALORA<<

4. REISS
UP TO 50% OFF, 30% OFF NEW LINES

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>>  REISS <<

5. THE OUT NETScreen Shot 2015-11-27 at 12.56.55 amScreen Shot 2015-11-27 at 12.56.23 amFREE EXPRESS SHIPPING ON EVERY ORDER
1 DAY ONLY
PROMO CODE: SNOWMAN15
Lots of designer brands on sale 30% or more & check out their in  house label Iris & Ink!
>> THE OUT NET <<

6. FWRDScreen Shot 2015-11-27 at 12.41.51 amTranslating the brick and mortar boutique into a singular online shopping experience, FORWARD transcends traditional e- commerce with its combination of first-class customer service and elite roster of designers.

UP TO 80% OFF
FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING ON ALL INTERNATIONAL ORDERS.


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>> FWRD <<

7. SIGMAScreen Shot 2015-11-27 at 1.01.35 amSIGMA is offering FREE SHIPPING to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia + 20% off your order with code PAYPAL20. The offer is valid: 11/21/2015 at 12PM CST– 11/28/2015 12PM CST.
Offer valid only at SigmaBeauty.com through 11/21/2015 – 11/28/2015. Offer valid on merchandise total before tax. Offer not valid on sale items. Offer not valid with any other discounts, coupon codes or offers. Offer not valid with PRO, Wholesale or Affiliate discounts. No minimum.

Get their brushes, makeup and I recommend their brush washing glove/mat!
>>  SIGMA <<

8. MEMEBOX
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Screen Shot 2015-11-27 at 1.05.40 amThey have very awesome make up sets, including Pony’s make up sets on sale! They also have Vault sets and lots of Door Busters and even sales for different days, definitely worth checking out. Only problem is they don’t ship to Singapore. I use VPost to ship over to Singapore, it’s user friendly and there’s a 15% for first time users!
>> MEMEBOX <<

Happy Black Friday & Happy Shopping Loves! 

x

Ena

Modern Mod Look

Hi loves!

 Well, by now you probably know that 70s style is back this season. In this post, I’m doing a modern interpretation of that Mod look. You can’t go wrong with stripes & a cute mini skirt! Pair it with a strong red lip makeup look & boots to go.

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Motel striped dress & skirt from Revolve here and here. I basically want every item available from Motel, no kidding. I also wish that I could be back to Bar Canary and hang out with my girlfriends and chat over the freshest coconut juice all day.

REVOLVE CLOTHING 27 NOV BLACK FRIDAY SALE
SAVE UPTO 80% OFF
+ Additional 20% OFF all SALE items
PROMO CODE: TBA
Visit RevolveClothing.com and their Sales page!

Leather & fluffy shearling clutch bag from Iris & Ink, you can get it here.

Thank you Revolve Clothing for the outfit & The Out Net for the clutch.

X

Ena

20 Picks from Sandro’s FW 2015/16

Hi Loves!

We’re right in the midst of fall, if you haven’t got your wardrobe Fall ready, here are some of my picks from Sandro’s FW 2015/16 collection!

Sandro is a Parisian brand with refined & versatile men’s and women’s collections. Founded by Evelyne Chetrite in 1984, she developed a new women’s aesthetics – modern and sophisticated with a hint of androgyny.  In line with the Sandro sensibility, Evelyne’s son, Ilan, launched Sandro Homme in 2008 focusing on revisited classics with a modern twist.

Sandro’s FW 2015/16 is very much on trend with this season’s revival of 70’s aesthetics. Specifically this collection pays homage to the legendary American rock festivals.  Lace, floral prints and bordeaux(wine) & tan colour evokes bohemian vibes, leather, studs & demin completes the androgynous, rock look. 70’s key pieces such as the flare pants makes a reprise, paired with finely knit turtle neck for a modern look.

My favourite pieces will have to be those with lace, bordeaux colours and with studs – these pieces are timeless and will stay in the wardrobe for a long time. But I also really love the printed tops, with graphics and words like “Mirror” and “Freedom”. These adds more excitement and will also potentially be pieces that will remind you of the fun times.

Some snaps from the store visit followed by the 20 picks from the women’s collection!
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Here are my top 20 picks from Sandro’s Fall/Winter 2015 Women’s Collection, some are repeats from above. I tried to be selective, but the number is still quite huge at 20 because I LOVE THEIR ACCESSORIES TOO. Their bags and shoes… those boots!!! You will see!

1. Sandro Women Mirror Black Top
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2. Sandro Women Abstract Print Grey TopSandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 036 3. Sandro Women Blue Freedom TopSandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 030 4. Sandro Women Maritime Striped Top Sandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 0295. Sandro Women Black Jacket with Gold StudsSandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 038

6. Sandro Women Red Shorts with Gold StudsSandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 024

7. Sandro Women Flare Pants with Black buttons
Sandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 0258. Sandro Women Leather Fringe SkirtSandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 019

9. Sandro Women Black CapeSandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 022

10. Sandro Women Black Vest DressSandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 026

11. Sandro Women Black Mini Dress with BeltSandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 027

12. Sandro Women Blue Lace DressSandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 028

13. Sandro Women Black Studded SandalsSandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 011

14. Sandro Women Glitter Grey ShoesSandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 012

15. Sandro Women Reebok Silver ShoesSandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 013

16. Sandro Women Leather BootsSandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 014

17. Sandro Women Black BootsSandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 017

18. Sandro Women Boots in CamelSandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 018

19. Sandro Women Bag in WineSandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 033

20. Sandro Women Bag in CamelSandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 034

*Bonus*

Also picked out some pieces from Sandro Men’s collection!

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SO GORGEOUS. Too bad we can’t have this in Singapore. Sandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 023 Love the wool details at the collar!Sandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 039

Ooh this is nice too. Love the contrasting red!Sandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 040

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Their suits are nice, huh!Sandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 031 Sandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 032

And so are their man bags!Sandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 041Sandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 015 The Reebok shoes really look like they’re from the 70s, haha.Sandro Paris FW2015:16 Blogger Ena Picks 010

These boots are cute & perfect for Fall Winter!

Visit Sandro Store 
ION Orchard #03-17A/18

That is all!
I might be collaborating with Sandro for outfit features on the blog, so keep a look out for it! Follow me on @ena_teo for updates. 🙂

Thanks to Sandro & Karla Otto for the preview & images.

x

Ena

#ChezVousBeautyIsReal Makeover

Hi Loves!

A while back I blogged about ChezVous’ #TheRealMe & #ChezVousBeautyIsReal campaign here and here are the photos from #ChezVousBeautyIsReal actual day event!

Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 011Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 012Met up with Alethea & Charissa, they were done/almost done with their makeover while I was about to head in! ^^

The array of goodies for guests!
Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 001 Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 002Super cute & yummy cupcakes~
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Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 005Professional photographer & set up for the before & after photos.Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 009Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 010Laughing a lot because of Sam & his crazy antics. Don’t you think he looks like a HK mafia of sorts? Most of the hair directors in Chez Vous are very charismatic & friendly!!
Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 015With Kara of TheWyldShop.com, an awesome place for Aussie fashion & Melissa.
Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 016Our best “Don’t mess with us” faces.
Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 017& smiling ones!
Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 018Thank you Chez Vous  & Make Up Store for the makeover & goodies!  The KMS Moist Repair is good!

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Visit Chez Vous Salon, 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City #05-05.
Call 6732 9388 to book your appointment!

x

Ena

Active Hive’s Grand Opening

Hi Loves!

Have you heard of Active Hive? From the ATMC team with 15 years of PR and marketing experience, they have branched into a new, alternative holistic health, fitness & personal care center. Active Hive is focused on promoting a healthy & active lifestyle. I was invited for their Grand Opening and thoroughly enjoyed checking out the new space, the wonderful company and delicious food from Gu Ma Jia!

Active Hive Opening Party 006The cozy & chic Active Hive space at Oxley Bizhub.

Active Hive advocates 7 Rs Approach to health and a balanced lifestyle. The 7 honeycombs represent the 7 Rs. They are Responsible, Right Exercise, Right Nutrition, Right Effort, Right Mindset, Right Concentration and Rest.

Let me share more about Active Hive’s Minus Calories, 30 min workout!
11917679_1627865247488281_78504940088510747_nMinus Calories Fitness Regime comprises:

  • Consultation and 2 Minus body composition analysis (worth $28 each)
  • Fitness Assessment and Programme Recommendations
  • 5 sessions of  Anti-Ageing Detox Workout (up to $78 per session) 
  • Fresh post-workout juice by Hurom

Minus Calories 30 minutes workout burns calories more than 5 times faster than normal fitness or slimming methods. At least 500 calories or more, burn in just 30 minutes! (This is incredible because I burn only about 200-300 calories if I jog for 60 minutes)

11954641_1627111020897037_752270313935716339_n Minus Calories touts itself to be an anti-aging workout with the presence of Infrared and Ionised Air technology that you will achieve many health, fitness and beauty benefits.

Each session is a 30 minutes work out inside this machine with a paddle. It is exercising with additional warmth via the Infra Red, so it really helps your body to speed up and burn more calories.

Benefits:

Infra Red

Ionised Air

•   Heats the skin to make it sweat to cleanse and remove toxins

•   Reduce pain in joint, muscles and body tension

•   Improve blood circulation and metabolism

•   Burning of calories start in 3 minutes

•   Stimulate collagen production

•   Treats skin problems and reduce cellulite

•   Lightens scars and even out skin tone

•   Reduce fatigue

•   Improve lymphatic system and immune system

•   Eliminate toxins and fats

•   Shapes the body

•   Reduce pain due to rheumatism and arthritis

•   Rehabilitation exercise after operations

•   Assists in treatment of injuries for athletes

•   Supplies oxygen to rejuvenate skin cells

•   Reduce fatigue

•   Refreshing feeling

•   Reduce insomnia

•   Improves respiratory system

•   Assist in speeding up purging of body toxins and weight loss

•   Improve body resistance to infections

•   Improves stamina and energy levels

Active Hive Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/activehivesg

Minus Calories Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/MinusCalories

Operating hours:

Mon to Fri: 10am to 8pm
Sat to Sun: 10am to 6pm

Location:

65 Ubi Road 1 #02-88
Oxley Bizhub Singapore 408729
Nearest MRT station: Tai Seng, Exit B

Bus: 8, 22, 24, 28, 43, 58, 70, 70M, 76, 80, 158

If you are driving, you can park at Basement One at the Yellow Section (Blk 65), take the lift up to 2nd floor, walk out of the exit door and the 2nd lane on the right will be where our unit is located.

Alternatively you can also drive directly up to the 2nd floor by entering on the extreme left hand where the Security Guard post is, then turn right up the slope.  Once at level 2, turn right, then left, then left and you will see Studio 99, our unit is located near Studio 99 along one of the small lanes.  You may park your car at any available space. 

Want to achieve a slimmer figure before the year is up? Hurry sign up via limited time trial offer on their Facebook, $38 worth $188!Screen Shot 2015-11-26 at 12.48.54 amNow back to photos from the Grand Opening! ^^
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Active Hive Opening Party 002Delicious cupcakes!
Active Hive Opening Party 003Lee Lee came with her guide dog, Nice. You can read about how Lee Lee overcame odds (& trying for 7 years!) to get her guide dog from this Today Online article. Nice is such a lovely dog!!!
Active Hive Opening Party 004After spamming a few shots, Nice gave this sian face, hahaha. 😛

More goodies!
Active Hive Opening Party 005 Active Hive Opening Party 008Delicious food from Gu Ma Jia!
Active Hive Opening Party 009Kyoto Pork Ribs & Assam Seafood.

Active Hive Opening Party 010Fish Fillet & Seafood Sotong Rings.

Active Hive Opening Party 011Curry Chicken & Beancurd with Pork.

Active Hive Opening Party 012Eight treasure vegetables.

Active Hive Opening Party 013Tofu skin dessert.

Everything is delicious, no kidding. I had 2 servings because it was so good!!!

Visit Gu Ma Jia at their restaurant, call or email them  for your festive Christmas or CNY 2016 Catering!
45 Tai Thong Crescent Sennett Estate Singapore 347866
Phone: +6285 2023 Fax: +6285 6367
sales@gumajia.com.sg
Website: www.gumajia.com.sg
Will be also blogging about a food review (more delicious food!) I had at their restaurant, coming up soon! 🙂
Active Hive Opening Party 007Picture with Agnes & local actress Sora Ma!

Active Hive Opening Party 014Thank you Agnes, Nikki of ATMC & Active Hive for the invite to your Grand Opening & the lovely goodies!

x

Ena

Anna Sui Autumn Collection 2015

Hi Loves!

Are you a fan of florals & girly gothic styles? If so, you will love Anna Sui Cosmetics (or already do)! I had the chance to try their new BB Creams and loose powder and check out their Autumn Collection and would like to share them with you~
Anna Sui Cosmetics Autumn Winter 2015 Colours Blog Review 002Anna Sui latest BB & Loose Powder launch for this Autumn.

Anna Sui Cosmetics Autumn Winter 2015 Colours Blog Review 005Anna Sui’s Protective BB Cream (S$39)
Soft, velvety & semi-matte finish
SPF50 PA++++
All in one: All in one: Sunblock, primer, foundation & skincare
Light weight with translucent finish
In 2 shades

Anna Sui’s Illuminating Cream (S$39)
Moisturizing, cream & glowy.
SPF30 PA++
All in one: Sunblock, primer, foundation & skincare
Long wearing + moisture
For poreless, plump skin with honey like texture.
In 2 shades
Anna Sui Cosmetics Autumn Winter 2015 Colours Blog Review 003Anna Sui Loose Face Powder (S$65)
SPF 20 PA++
For poreless, flawless looking skin.
Powder blends into skin. Close fitting & long lasting.
In 3 shades, Purple (for uneven skin tones/dull skin), 700 light beige, 701 natural beige.
Anna Sui Cosmetics Autumn Winter 2015 Colours Blog Review 006The Autumn eye colours focuses on trendy orange, golds & browns with a special silver colour you can use as a base for the other eye colours to pop up, thanks to Melissa the make up artist for these insightful make up tips!

Here’s my before and after look from the Anna Sui Cosmetics Autumn Collection makeover! 😉
Anna Sui Cosmetics Autumn Winter 2015 Colours Blog Review 001 Anna Sui Cosmetics Autumn Winter 2015 Colours Blog Review 012Anna Sui’s makeup artist & trainer used the silver as a base followed by the golds & browns and finished with the pop of orange above the pupil(center of eyelids). The trick to applying the BB creams is to use it sparingly over the face, layering where the blemishes and spots are. You can also use both the Protective BB cream and Illuminating BB cream together, use the Protective BB cream first followed by focusing the Illuminating BB cream on the cheeks and nose bridge for a bright & dewy look. Then lightly dab on the loose powder! You can dab all over for a matte look or avoid the cheeks so it remains glowy. I love that the Anna Sui BB cream & loose powder provides good coverage and it still feels lightweight on the skin.

Melissa also used Anna Sui skincare, before the makeup, it’s super good! Will update and share if they are launching in Singapore soon!

My skin shade suits 02, natural beige better. Visit the counter to test and see which suits your skin tone better!

Check out more Anna Sui Cosmetics from the BHG counter!
Anna Sui Cosmetics Autumn Winter 2015 Colours Blog Review 004Super cute brush with egg like casing with Anna Sui’s signature intricate designs.
Anna Sui Cosmetics Autumn Winter 2015 Colours Blog Review 008Super pretty Rose Cheek colours (blushers)!
Anna Sui Cosmetics Autumn Winter 2015 Colours Blog Review 009Starry Anna Sui’s lipsticks~ FYI, their blushers and lipsticks are rose scented, if you are a rose lover, you will love them!!!
Anna Sui Cosmetics Autumn Winter 2015 Colours Blog Review 014An array of bell shaped nail colours so whimsical!

Last but not least, they have also launched a new fruity floral fragrance, Romantica, will have another blog post on this!
Anna Sui Cosmetics Autumn Winter 2015 Colours Blog Review 013 Anna Sui Cosmetics Autumn Winter 2015 Colours Blog Review 010 Anna Sui Cosmetics Autumn Winter 2015 Colours Blog Review 011LOVE the floral inspired bottle with pink & gold colours, so precious! This is most likely going to one of the most popular fragrance this season because of its appealing scent and packaging!
Anna Sui Cosmetics Autumn Winter 2015 Colours Blog Review 015Anna Sui Cosmetics are available at Isetan Scotts & BHG counter.

Thank you Anna Sui Cosmetics SG for the preview invitation & makeover!

x

Ena

Goen Ramen & Pork Katsu Rice at Wisma

Hi Loves!

If you’re passing by Wisma and craving for Japanese Udon, Ramen or Katsu curry rice, pop up Goen at Wisma’s food court!
Udon Goen at Wisma Food Court Blogger Curry Rice & Ramen Review 005Quite a popular stall with locals and Japanese alike.
Udon Goen at Wisma Food Court Blogger Curry Rice & Ramen Review 003My friend and I opted to share Ramen & Pork Katsu rice. This Udon Goen Tonkotsu Special Ramen is SO GOOD. The broth is thick and amazing. I love it and I will definitely be back for more.
Udon Goen at Wisma Food Court Blogger Curry Rice & Ramen Review 004Another picture of this yummy goodness!
Udon Goen at Wisma Food Court Blogger Curry Rice & Ramen Review 001Pork Katsu Curry Rice!
Udon Goen at Wisma Food Court Blogger Curry Rice & Ramen Review 002The Pork Katsu was a bit tougher than expected, at less than $7.80 (hashbrown is an add on at $1.20), the portion is huge!

Vis Udon Goen:
435 Orchard Road, Wisma Atria #04-02/38 Food Republic (Stall 11), Singapore 238877 | Opening Hours: Daily; 1000 – 2200

Thank you Udon Goen for the media tasting invite, I will be back for the Udon and the Ramen again!

x

Ena

Strepsils The Right Note Finals with Olivia Ong

Hi Loves!

Strepsils’ The Right Note Competition finals took place at Bugis+, on the 30th of May, 2015. I had the pleasure to be invited to watch the finals and watch the contestants and winners croon.

Second Sunrise emerged as the unanimous winner of The Right Note Competition, winning five thousand dollars cash prize, a 3 months residency at Switch by Timbre, as well as $1,000 KBOX VIP Party Package. The rest of the finalists, Esther Lo, Rachel Chew and Julien Tardivat, Gary Song and Javin Tham and Danielle Grace Tan received $500 cash prize and $500 KBOX voucher each, as well as a certificate signed by the judges Danny Loong, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Director of Timbre Group, Kevin Doak, Sales Director of RB Singapore as well as Strepsils and The Right Note ambassador Olivia Ong.

Hosted by Jean Danker, the event saw appearances by Strepsils and The Right Note ambassador Olivia Ong and campaign judge Danny Loong. Olivia Ong performed one of her favourite song from her album Repertoire, “幸福記號” as well as a group duet, “Let It Rain” with the top 5 finalists. The top 5 finalists performed a single song each, ranging from hits by Justin Timberlake, Jessie J, Maroon 5 and more.

Strepsils The Right Note Olivia Ong 001Second Sunrise.
Strepsils The Right Note Olivia Ong 002A lot of people gathered to watch the contestants.
Strepsils The Right Note Olivia Ong 003The judges!
Strepsils The Right Note Olivia Ong 004Olivia Ong and the contestants sang a song together – I was quite surprised to find that no one uploaded a video of them singing… so I can’t embed for you to watch, nonetheless it was a great performance!
Strepsils The Right Note Olivia Ong 005The winning contestants.
Strepsils The Right Note Olivia Ong 006With Hashy at the event~

Thank you Strepsils and Vibes Comms for having me!

x

Ena

Bub Ai Nails – Nails For K-Pop Stars

Hi Loves!

We’ve heard a lot of K-pop celebrities, but have you heard of a celebrity manicurist? Well, Shigeyama Ai is one! Madam Shigeyama Ai is a South Korean herself, who now lives and works in Tokyo and her A-list clientele includes members of pop group, Girls Generation.

She was here in town a while back to promote her new metallic gel nail colours with her local partner, Glamourous Factory nail salon and I had the pleasure to watch her in action!

Bub Ai Nails The Glamorous Factory Event 001 Bub Ai Nails The Glamorous Factory Event 002Madam Ai is able to create beautiful nail art, in this case she is creating a set of Mermaid theme nails with pastel metallic colours inspired by the Mother Of Pearl sheen.

Check out more of her nail set creations:
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Bub Ai Nails The Glamorous Factory Event 008Final art work – isn’t it lovely? Love the blend of pinks, purples and pearl and diamante embellishments!

More of her creations!
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To get your own Metallic gelish nails, starting from S$100, book your appointments with Glamorous salons here:

Opening Hours & Contact Number:
Plaza Singapura | 63377966
Monday To Friday: 11.00am to 9.00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11.00am to 8.00pm

The Clift | 66368236
Monday To Friday: 10.30am to 8.30pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday: Closed

Roxy Square II | 64409866
Monday to Friday : 10.30am – 8.30pm
Saturday, Sunday & PH | 10.00am – 7.00pm

Thank you Access Comms & The Glamourous Factory for having me at the media event.

x

Ena

Tsubaki Extra Moist Range

Hi Loves!

The last time, I reviewed Tsubaki’s hair oil on my post here. This time, it’s about their newer haircare ranges, in particular the Tsubaki Extra Moist Range! I’ve used it for a while and I really like it because it’s great for moisturizing my coloured hair. If you’re like me and you need a moisturizing haircare range, I definitely recommend Tsubaki, plus it smells amazing!

Check out photos from their media preview~
Tsubaki New Moist Range 001The event was held at Tsubu at Orchard Gateway and we were each given a survey to decide which of the 3 new ranges would suit our hair!
Tsubaki New Moist Range 007 Tsubaki New Moist Range 004Here is the Extra Moist Range, which was best for my hair.

Tsubaki New Moist Range 008Tsubaki New Moist Range 003Here is the Volume Touch Range.
Tsubaki New Moist Range 006 Tsubaki New Moist Range 005And the damage care range. This event was before I started on my crazy hair colours, I probably need this range now, haha!
Tsubaki New Moist Range 002Ootd taking outside Tburu. Went all Print on Print on Print that day!
Tsubaki New Moist Range 009Took home a set for review~Kko Kko Nara StewWent for dinner at Kko Kko Nara and had stew with Sheena after the event!

Thank you Tsubaki and Sheena for the lovely afternoon~

x

Ena

Cosentino City – innovative surfaces for architecture and design

Hi Loves!

MTG Plosion 007Remember my previous post about MTG ReFa S Carat and Plosion and this photo with the various tiles? I mentioned that I would give an introduction about Cosentino, which is the brand that produces and markets these innovative surfaces for architecture and design, so here it is!

Frankly, preparing and writing this post is quite different from my usual fashion, beauty, food & travel topics but I am happy to be doing so, because architecture & interior design is definitely a topic that I love too! 🙂

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If you’re like me and haven’t heard of Cosentino, fret not, because their space here in Singapore is actually pretty new too! Cosentino City, as their showroom space in Duxton is known, only launched in November last year, so this year marks its first year. However the company and brand is way more established, read more about them here:

Cosentino Group is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for architecture and design. As a leading company, Cosentino imagines and anticipates together with its customers and partners design solutions that offer value and inspiration to people’ lives. This goal is made possible by pioneering brands that are leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone®, Dekton®, Eco by Cosentino® and Sensa by Cosentino®. Technologically advanced surfaces which allow create unique designs for the home and public spaces.

The group bases its development on international expansion, an innovative research and development program, respect for the environment and sustainability, and its ongoing corporate commitment to society and the local communities where it operates, education, equality and health & safety.

Cosentino Group currently distributes its products and brands in more than 80 countries, and directly manages from its headquarters in Almeria (Spain) its own facilities in more than 20 of them. 90% of Cosentino Group’s turnover comes from international markets.

Cool, huh! I may be wrong as I don’t come from an architectural and design background, but I do feel that the Cosentino is like the Hermes brand in the architecture world.  I say this because Cosentino reminds me of the private high fashion brand Hermes as both are privately owned and both have such high levels of excellence in their products. Also, beyond just marketing their products, they create such wonderful environments and also give back to society through sponsorship of artistic collaborations. In essence, brands like them inspire me!
13372_438777619617979_968502822314297499_nCosentino City’s Kitchen Showroom, is a fully functioning kitchen where cooking classes are also held at. The entire space in addition to being a showroom, is also a space for events.
11188254_462584670570607_1764111894056183953_nCosentino City’s show room with discussion & lounge space.
11403403_476172035878537_8463327606040879168_nSleek display channels integrated into the table and on screen with various tiles / surfaces. This is where Cosentino team present ideas and visual application of solutions to partners and clients. We didn’t actually see an actual presentation but I’m sure the presentations are cool, heh!
11067482_444709005691507_4986488806758737249_nThe restroom at Cosentino City is a welcomed space with the sleek design.

And we also indulged a little with a variety of Spanish food (love the link to their Spanish roots here!) from My Little Spanish Place. Although I have not  been to Spain before, so I can’t tell if the food is authentic but it sure does tastes amazing and I would love to visit the restaurant soon!
Cosentino Media Networking Event 001 Cosentino Media Networking Event 002Have I mentioned that I LOVE olives? Some people take the olives out of their pizzas, but I love the taste of them, especially the black ones in the pizzas! 🙂Cosentino Media Networking Event 003Amazing spread of food~
Cosentino Media Networking Event 004Cosentino Media Networking Event 006And we also heard a little sharing about Spanish White and Red Wines, Paco & Lola & Paco.
Cosentino Media Networking Event 005Then we heard a presentation from the Cosentino team! We watched video presentations about their works and art collaborations/sponsorship, which gets me because I’m/was an art student, hahaha. And watching the snippets of Italy made me miss my times as an art student, touring Italy so much. T_T

Before I start crying as I reminisce the old times, let me share more sleek visuals of Cosentino projects and applications!
18289_444292225733185_5514350989155870477_nDekton was applied in the outdoor exteriors of Baku Airport

Material: Dekton® by Cosentino
Application: Exterior flooring

Name: Baku Heydar Aliyev Airport
Location: Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport, (Azerbaijan)
Opening Date: April 2014

Total surface area of the renovation: 4,300m2. (Total surface area is 65,000 m2 for the overall airport terminal).

11960124_509230342572706_1931807676564683267_n 11903739_509230385906035_6204608297849029860_n11986403_509223365906737_2817524540125822676_nCosentino surfaces in washrooms & living spaces.
11129901_450593728436368_4954460331389849024_n 11094684_450594015103006_3047854762154044472_n 11136738_450594141769660_8721404716427715231_nSwedish bathroom producer Svedbergs has selected Dekton in four of their Scandinavian style bathroom designs.

The four bathroom concepts – Front, DK, Stil and SiD all differ in expression and function but unite in its remarkable quality and design function.

Dekton’s high resistance to heat, scratches and stains makes it the perfect worktop material for bathroom design.

Cosentino’s ultra-compact surface Dekton is available as a worktop in the colours Danae, Sirocco, and Sirus.

Images from Svedbergs
http://www.svedbergs.com/ 11059940_438777766284631_3188330440586678969_nCosentino City images & visuals taken from their Facebook page here, be sure to like and follow their updates!

Thank you Cosentino Singapore & Touch PR for the lovely evening!

When the time comes that I get to choose innovative surfaces for a building or space, I will definitely keep Cosentino in mind! 😀

x

Ena

L’Oreal’s Extraordinary Oil Haircare Range

Hi Loves!

A few months back I was invited by Clozette to review L’Oreal’s Extraordinary Oil Haircare Range at Maax Salon, conveniently located at Siglap which is near my place.

The L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Haircare range smells amazing as it contains 6 types of floral oils and has many amazing benefits which leaves my hair nourished and silky after the wash & blow. I love it very much.

You can check out the video testimonial on Clozette TV’s site below. 😉

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Watch the video as Clozette Ambassadors and I share our reviews of the Extraordinary Oil Haircare range on Clozette TV site here!

Bonus: Watch this hilariously cute Youtube video about the 12 types of boyfriends and how they will help their girlfriend dry their hair (or not, lol):

x

Ena

MTG’s ReFa S Carat & Plosion

Hi Loves!

MTG should not be new to you as I’ve previously featured MTG’s ReFa Carat Facial & Body Massager on my blog post here. So, a while back, I was invited again for their bloggers’ & media preview as MTG launched in Singapore, their ReFa S Carat which is a smaller, sleeker version of the ReFa Carat, as well as Plosion carbonated mist set, which is a beauty product coming from Japan, more of that below!

MTG ReFa S Carat 001ReFa S Carat is more suitable as a facial massage – for the nose, cheeks, side of face – as compared to the bigger ReFa Carat. Priced at S$220. For more information and to purchase, visit their Singapore site here.
MTG Plosion 001Here, the MTG Singapore director is giving a demo of MTG products on the model. Always remarkable when he works on one side of the face to show the difference from the other! I suggest that you pop by one of their stores and test it out for yourself. 😉

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Now on to MTG’s PLOSION – it’s designed for convenience and functionality, the PLOSION diffuser has a portable compact body capable of emitting a small but powerful jet of carbonated mist containing three times the average concentration of carbonic acid. Carbonic acid has emerged as a new beauty trend in Japan and the treatment aims to give your skin a healthy dose of hydration, anytime anywhere.

Before I attended this media preview session, I was honestly clueless about carbonic acid because well, it’s not something that’s popular in Singapore – at least something that I was unaware about! So I did some research about it before the event and I was quite surprised with the results I found, namely that it’s already super popular in Japan. And the MTG staff told us that they have already introduced Plosion way back in 2008 in Japan(!) and the version that they are now introducing in Singapore is already quite advanced.

So more about Carbonic Acid, taken from this JapanHotNow article dated from 2013:

Best-selling ingredient #1
Carbonic acid: From food to cosmetics!

Carbonic acid has taken Japan’s health and beauty scene by storm in the last several years. The trend started with popular carbonated-water diets and moved to a huge boom in carbonated bath salts, hair and scalp treatments, and now cosmetics!

Carbonic acid lifts dirt from pores, promotes healthy circulation, and more. Blood circulation in the skin is what promotes cell turnover, which has a host of skin benefits–including fighting dullness and spots as well as combatting sagging and swelling.

 Sounds amazing, huh? How come I haven’t heard of it earlier in Singapore? HAHA.

The PLOSION Carbonated Mist Handy set comes with:

1x Carbonated Mist Diffuser
2x PLOSION Face Essential Lotion (13ml) (S$79 each for refills)
1x CO2 Cartridge (S$20 each for refills)
Retail price: S$399
Available in 3 colours, silver, white & dark red.
For more information and to purchase, visit the site here.

MTG Plosion 004 MTG Plosion 005 MTG Plosion 006I’ve tried the Plosion product, it definitely feels very refreshing and moisturizing. It’s supposed to also be able to lift sagging skin, although I won’t be able to tell or see the difference. The product should last you about 30 days if you use it daily, refills would cost about $99. It’s definitely a product targeted at the more mature crowd, considering the product features and price point!
MTG Plosion 007Also loving the media preview space at Cosentino gallery, more of the space in another blog post!

Thank you MTG Singapore  & Touch PR for the invite & ReFa S Carat!

x

Ena

Singapore Fashion Week 2015 Recap

Hi loves!

Well you’ve probably seen my IG updates from months back when I attended a few shows from Singapore Fashion Week, mostly the young designers show, namely LASALLE Graduation show & Harpers Bazaar Next Gen show. Also attended the Star Creation & Zalora shows but did not manage to snap any nice photos so there’s none from those shows for this post~ 😛

While I definitely enjoyed both LASALLE Grad show and Harpers Bazaar Next Gen show – I find that LASALLE show designs focused more on artistic concepts & were more explorative, understandably as it’s an arts school (and my Alma mater, where I studied Fashion Media & Industries, majoring in Management), while Harpers’ show designs were a lot more “commercialized”, collections that look like they already belonged in the store. There’s no critical judgement from me either ways, as I would love to have pieces from select designers (you’ll know which from my comments/captions below, heh) from both shows in my wardrobe!

Alright, enough with my introductions~2015-05-14 08.54.51 2015-05-14 08.54.53 2015-05-14 08.54.55 2015-05-14 08.54.56Loving my make up for the day, hence the slew of selfies, heh. Am missing my hair from those days before I bleached it. Lol.
2015-05-14 09.37.58Getting ready to meet my inspiration, Miroslava Duma. In case you don’t know her, she was a fashion magazine editor, currently a street style icon and founder of buro247.com – which is now present in more than 7-8 countries featuring luxury fashion and lifestyle topics. She’s extremely well connected, business minded and savvy! While she still look like a teenager, she’s in her thirties and she has 2 kids! Don’t ask me how she does it!

2015-05-14 23.28.40Met up with Sifra my LASALLE school mate & Smita for the talk!
2015-05-14 10.25.37The emcee did such a bad job honestly. Her questions were so bad, some didn’t even make sense. It would have been much better if Duma and Dion Lee interviewed each other. It was such a waste that we did not get to hear more from the two of them as the questions were a waste of time/did not make sense.2015-05-14 23.35.44Nonetheless, with the little that was shared, it was inspiring to hear from Duma, who shared about having good work ethics – you’ve got to work for it, don’t expect things to drop down from the sky!
2015-05-14 11.13.26-2And got a pic with her!!! <3 Thanks to Smita! <3

2015-05-14 11.27.03 2015-05-14 11.27.11-1 2015-05-14 11.27.37 And some ootds at LASALLE~2015-05-14 12.13.55We headed to Providore at Mandarin Gallery for some drinks. I had flat white, they had this pineapple cocktail which was good too!
2015-05-14 14.15.59Snapped a pic of this dude with this crazy and cool tiger head bag.

2015-05-15 21.10.02Headed to Chez Vous to get my hair done for Star Creation later in the evening. Belatedly realize that I should have gone for sleek back hair since I was wearing a rather edgy dress. Ohwells! 
2015-05-14 22.25.20With cuties Q-li & Jem whom I met at SFW!

Day 2 of SFW, decided to have my hair done at the salon near my place before heading down!

2015-05-16 12.45.32 2015-05-16 12.47.00Before getting my hair done…
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While getting my hair done by Shiro.2015-05-16 13.38.04

And after it’s done, selfie taken on the cab! Decided to go for a very defined and red carpet-style hair and makeup look. Sleek hair back is actually no longer on trend since it’s been done 2-3 years back, but who cares as long as I like the look, heh!

Starting with the LASALLE Fashion graduation show – fashion students’ names as captured on the photos:
2015-05-16 14.08.29 2015-05-16 14.10.35 2015-05-16 14.12.13 2015-05-16 14.15.13 2015-05-16 14.20.03 I love the vibrant, contrasting yet complementary colours in this collection!2015-05-16 14.20.27 2015-05-16 14.20.38Super love this outfit! Want the entire look!

2015-05-16 14.20.57 2015-05-16 14.21.11 2015-05-16 14.23.44 2015-05-16 14.27.23 2015-05-16 14.30.14Not exactly high fashion runway quality, and it reminds me of Japanese Manga “Naruto” but there’s something cool about this sporty chic meets Asian royalty prints collection that I like.

2015-05-16 14.30.54 2015-05-16 14.31.49 2015-05-16 14.32.14 2015-05-16 14.33.11 2015-05-16 14.37.39 2015-05-16 14.37.50 2015-05-16 14.38.09 2015-05-16 14.39.35 2015-05-16 14.40.01 2015-05-16 14.40.26 2015-05-16 14.42.20 2015-05-16 14.46.56 2015-05-16 14.47.12 Blur pic, but shows designer name Hwang Jun.2015-05-16 14.47.13A clearer shot.2015-05-16 14.48.52 2015-05-16 14.55.16My friend, Chua YingHui’s (went to Japan together on a school trip, you can read about the trip on my blog) prints. Collection fit for the fashionable boys! I would wear these prints too!

2015-05-16 15.19.59 2015-05-16 15.20.28OOTDs.
2015-05-16 15.24.41And Hair of the day! 2015-05-16 16.17.31Met up with our fashion tutors post show.
2015-05-16 16.29.27And Fenny~
2015-05-16 16.33.25 2015-05-16 16.33.41With Belle~

On to Harpers Bazaar show!2015-05-16 16.35.14 With the editor & emcee. Photo taken by me, nice right? 😛2015-05-16 16.37.07 2015-05-16 16.37.30 2015-05-16 16.41.41 2015-05-16 16.47.40 2015-05-16 16.47.46 2015-05-16 16.48.03 2015-05-16 16.54.46 2015-05-16 16.56.06 Didn’t get good shots of the winner’s collection by Silvia Teh. Inspired by Japanese culture, her collection won the judges over. I realize that in general, fashion collection with Japan inspired collections tend to do well.2015-05-16 17.11.15-2 2015-05-16 17.12.20I really like Ha Hong Lam’s magic mushroom inspired prints and elegant designs.
2015-05-16 17.38.26With Circe & Lionel,  our LASALLE fashion dept head & tutor respectively!2015-05-16 20.30.02With Clozette gals Cass, Anico, Kersie & Smita~2015-05-16 20.47.50Ended the day at Genki Sushi with dear Belle. Food here is so good, and it’s so cute that they serve you the plates on a train~ I wanna go back!

x

Ena

Depend GelLack Start Kit for Safe & Easy Gelish Nails

Hi Loves!

Are you a gelish nail fan? Ever wished you could apply gelish nails in the comfort of your home at your own time and pace, without having to book a slot at your usual nail salon?  Or wished that you can enjoy the longevity of gelish nails without damaging your nails with all that buffing? Well, now your wishes are fulfilled with Depend’s GelLack home salon kit!

Depend Gellack Start Kit Home Nail Salon 003Depend GelLack Start Kit

Depend Gellack Start Kit Home Nail Salon 001 Comes with before/after cleanser, base coat, top coat, orange wood cuticle stick, nail file and an LED Lamp, to be used with GelLack colour (sold separately) for a high shine finish that lasts 2-3weeks. Depend Gellack Start Kit Home Nail Salon 002The LED lamp is easy to use and comes equipped with a timer – both stregthens and dries the nails within minutes, leaving an extremely durable surface.

Additional benefits of the Depend GelLack system:

1.         Most gel nail application requires the surface to be buffed first, resulting in thinning and brittleness of the nails. However, GelLack doesn’t require buffing, as curing the polish under the LED lamp smoothens it out to achieve a shiny, ridgeless look (also good news for people who cannot paint nails very evenly with their non-dominant hand). Since it is equipped with an LED lamp and not a UV lamp, the curing and drying process is quicker (30 seconds) and kinder to the nails.

 2.         Plus, once the nail polish is cured, there is no drying time (YES, THE BEST!).

3.         The removal process is the key highlight of GelLack’s system, as it requires only GelLack’s Remover Oil and warm water. Most (if not all) gel nail removal requires an acetone soak, which dehydrates the nails. The remaining polish is literally scraped and buffed off, which usually leads to damaged, brittle nails. However, GelLack only requires you to massage the oil into the nails, after which you place the nails in warm water (about 40 degrees) for about 5 minutes or so (depending on how long your manicure has been left on. If you’ve left on the manicure for less than three weeks, leave it in warm water for 7 – 10 minutes) and the nail polish can be peeled off with your fingers or with a cuticle stick, causing no damage to the surface.

 4.         If there is an event in which your current gel nails don’t match your outfit, you can paint them over with regular nail polish and remove it afterwards with acetone – the gel nails will not be affected! 🙂

Depend GelLack Start Kit retails at Watsons for S$99.00 and additional colours at S$13.90 each. Highly recommended for gelish nails lovers!

Watch Depend GelLack How To Video here:

Watch How To Remove GelLack video (in Swedish, but you can watch and follow the steps) here:

Thank you Depend Cosmetics Singapore and Chen Ting of Mediaflair comms for the kit for review! It’s taking me forever to actually get down to reviewing the kit as I’m usually with gelish nails, but I will update again either on the blog or on my IG once I have tried the kit!

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

x

Ena

GlamPact, Cute & Customizable Makeup On The Go

Hi Loves!

Do you ever face the problem where you have a ton of stuff in your bag and there’s simply no space for a huge makeup bag? Or have you ever bought a makeup palette with eyeshadows and lip colours but there will always be some colours which you will never touch? Well, GlamPact’s created to solve these problems!

What’s GlamPact?
GlamPact is a fully customizable makeup pact created by the Glam-It! team. It’s designed for ladies on the go, you can pick:
– any 3 large modules: Foundation, blusher, contour or highlighter
– any 8 small modules: concealer, eyeshadows, lipcolours
– comes with built in LED lights, cable for charging the lights, applicators, a small pink casing that will fit snugly into your handbag & a velvet cover!

Enough with the long introductions, I’m sure you want to check out how it looks like!  So here are the photos from GlamPact bloggers’ event!
Glampact by Glam-it bloggers event review 001GlamPact, customizable makeup for girls on the go, with LED lights.
Glampact by Glam-it bloggers event review 002Here’s how it looks like “empty” without the makeup modules.
Glampact by Glam-it bloggers event review 003Here are the currently available colours, many more slots to be filled as the team gets ready for more colours!
Glampact by Glam-it bloggers event review 006Close up of the big modules – foundations currently in 2 shades, universal blusher, highlighting and contouring colours.Glampact by Glam-it bloggers event review 007Choices for the small modules – Eyeshadow colours, lipcolours & concealer. There are 8 small modules to fill in your GlamPact!
Glampact by Glam-it bloggers event review 005Swatches of the big & small modules! All of the makeup are formulated in Korea so they are of great quality and texture.
Glampact by Glam-it bloggers event review 008Glam-It team also have their very own Feel Me Hand Cream & Glam Balm.Glampact by Glam-it bloggers event review 004Here’s the lovely & very entrepreneurial GlamPact founder, Jennifer Cheng sharing with us about the innovative idea of GlamPact. Glampact by Glam-it bloggers event review 009With the other fellow beauty bloggers present that evening!
Glampact by Glam-it bloggers event review 010Before I unbox my very own GlamPact~
Glampact by Glam-it bloggers event review 011Each GlamPact comes in cute & feminine white & pink packaging, a pink casing, black velvet cover, cable for charging the LED lights, 3 big modules & 8 small modules.
Glampact by Glam-it bloggers event review 012Close up of my Glam Pact! Here are my choices:
3 big modules: Foundation in shade 2,  blusher & contouring colour.
8 small modules: Eyeshadows in Sparkle, Truffle, Rich Girl.
Lip colours in Bubblegum, Peachy Perfect, I Want Candy & Topcoat in Lolli-lip.
Glampact by Glam-it bloggers event review 013Isn’t my GlamPact lovely??? (♥ω♥ ) ~♪

Get your very GlamPact on Glam-it website here, use “GP20ENA” for120% off when you check out! It’s now retailing at about S$92 and after 10% it’s less than S$83, with a total of 3 big modules, 8 small modules & built-in LED casing, it’s less than S$7 per module/casing! Also, if you love blings, be sure to check out these casings! Get them just in time (ships from Hong Kong) as Christmas gifts for your girlfriends & sisters, something cute & practical~ 😉

Watch me unbox & talk about my GlamPact here!:

Thank you Jennifer, Glam-It team for having me at the bloggers event!

x

Ena

OSEA Natural Skincare Range

Hi Loves!

Are you a fan of natural skincare? Then you’ll be happy to know about OSEA Natural Skincare Range which I will be reviewing in this blog post! OSEA is an acronym for Ocean Sun Earth Atmosphere and founded by Jenefer Palmer, she created OSEA in tribute to her family’s holistic healing practices and belief that nature heals the body permanently and is quite popular with celebrities in the USA. You can read more about her interview with Urbanette here.

Thanks to Helen of Pure Tincture for sending me these 5 products from the OSEA Natural Skincare range:

OSEA Natural Skincare Blogger Review 003OSEA’s Ocean Cleanser, Sea Minerals (Toner), Atmosphere Protection Cream, Vitamin Sea Serum & Black Algae Mask.
OSEA Natural Skincare Blogger Review 002Beginning the skincare range would be OSEA’s Ocean Cleanser. This is my favourite product amongst the range as I love the scent of this cleanser which has a lemon-y/citrus-y scent that smells oh-so-refreshing! This cleanser is suitable for dry, normal & combination skin types, free of chemical surfactants and great for light makeup removal. Also pH balanced.
OSEA Natural Skincare Blogger Review 005 Next in the range is OSEA’s Sea Minerals Mist. This product is formulated to be an ideal delivery system for healing nutrients and antioxidants, Sea Minerals promotes skin’s natural ability to absorb moisture and oxygenate. USDA certified organic Patagonian seaweed extracts and Dead Sea Crystals provide a thorough therapeutic mineral treatment. Helps restore mineral balance to sun-damaged skin and reduces redness, tightness and inflammation. A quick spritz helps seal makeup against humidity. This toner is known to be a moisture rich, refreshing toner that is especially great for those who’s been exposed under the sun, like after a day at the beach. I recommend this toner for dry, combination and sun-damaged skin. What I don’t like about this toner is the green colour which looks artificial and odd, however considering this range is all natural, I accrue the green colour to the Patagonian seaweed extracts and Dead Sea Crystals.OSEA Natural Skincare Blogger Review 001For Moisturizer, we have OSEA’s Atmosphere Protection Cream, which is my second favourite in the range.  Described as a lightweight moisturizer that protects skin from dehydration and damage from environmental aggressors. The super emollient algae base ensures instantaneous absorption while the advanced blend of dermal proteins increases elasticity and leaves a matte, silky finish. An amazing, invisible base for makeup application.  What I like about this moisturizer is it’s smooth texture and natural, moisturizing finish,
OSEA Natural Skincare Blogger Review Swatches 005The OSEA’s Atmosphere Protection Cream when dispensed on the skin, is gel like in consistency and milky in colour.
OSEA Natural Skincare Blogger Review Swatches 002After spreading out, OSEA’s Atmosphere Protection Cream is rich and moisturizing, leaving a healthy, natural shine.
OSEA Natural Skincare Blogger Review 004Next up we have OSEA’s Vitamin Sea Serum! This serum is touted to be an easily absorbed, potent serum that contains an anti-aging blend of seven organic seaweed extracts in a hydrating Hyaluronic Acid base. Packed with powerful antioxidants including Ferulic Acid, Turmeric, and Walnut Seed and Green Tea extracts, this serum will plump up moisture-depleted skin and restore a youthful glow. This is another favourite of mine in the range, I like this Vitamin Sea Serum for days when I feel that my skin is a little dull and needs a boost to look healthy and glowing.
OSEA Natural Skincare Blogger Review Swatches 001OSEA’s Vitamin Sea Serum is bright yellow and has a mid watery-gel consistency, gentle spread it out on the skin and pat it with finger tips and cover with palms until the serum is fully absorbed into the skin. Whilst it’s recommended for all skin types on their site, I recommend it more for dry skin, mature skin, fatigue skin, sun-damaged skin or skin that was exposed to the sun.
OSEA Natural Skincare Blogger Review 006Last but not the least, we have OSEA’s Black Algae Mask that promises to detoxify, stimulate circulation and exfoliates.This concentrated formula stimulates circulation and brightens your complexion. Black marine silt and pure fig extract contain deep-cleansing enzymes for your skin while micro black jojoba spheres provide a gentle granular exfoliation. I’m telling you, this mask is really quite the bomb. After a mere recommended 10 minutes application on my skin (no rubbing or extra effort required) and washing it out, my skin was RED. I was quite shocked as this has never happened to me before in my 25 years alive, after masking. In my worry of it being some kind of allergy reaction, I quickly went to google and found out that it’s a normal reaction to the mask which dies down after 45min and the morning after, it gives a healthy natural glow. Well of course not everyone may experience redness of skin due to the mask stimulating blood circulation, but if you have very dull facial skin and is desperately in need of some natural flush and colour, I highly recommend the use of this mask on a weekly basis. Suitable for all skin except for super sensitive skin.OSEA Natural Skincare Blogger Review Swatches 004OSEA’s Black Algae mask is rich in black marine silt and pure fig extract that contain deep-cleansing enzymes for your skin while micro black jojoba spheres provide a gentle granular exfoliation.

Just a note that OSEA’s Natural skincare range contains botanical oils (lots of different types of seed oils). These work to restore your skin’s balance and because they are noncomedogenic they do not clog your pores or cause breakouts. (Yay!) For more FAQ check out here.

In conclusion, I can see how OSEA natural skincare range will be popular in Singapore due to our sunny weather, I especially recommend this range and products especially for those exposed under the sun, like swimmers and athletes. Also, if you are trying out natural skincare for the first time, take note that natural skincare products and ranges usually take a while longer (2 weeks at least) to see more obvious effects on your skin, especially if you’re used to “instant” effect products which are popular in the market. However after the few weeks, you’ll appreciate the natural goodness and its effects on your skin.

To purchase OSEA Natural Skincare range, visit:
Pure Tincture
1 Coleman street The Adelphi Lifestyle Mall, #B1-10,
Singapore 179803
Email: cs@puretincture.com
Telephone: +65 6337 6411 / 9857 7859

Thank you Helen for the products for review.

x

Ena

Hydrate your skin for longer with Goodal Moisture Barrier Range

Edit, Update: Thank you all for taking part in the giveaway, I have picked Xin Xuan from the blog comment. 🙂

Hi Loves!

Are you looking for a moisturizing skincare range that is able to hydrate your skin for a long period of time?  Or do you feel that your skin is dry and dehydrated despite frequent application of moisturizers? It might mean that your skin barrier is damaged. Then you’ll be interested to read about my review of Goodal’s Moisture Barrier Range & their Phytowash cleanser!

Goodal is a skincare brand from Korea that focuses on natural ingredients in their skincare. Goodal is introducing its latest Moisture Barrier Range consisting of four different skincare essentials designed to repair the moisture barrier to keep skin plump and hydrated. The range is formulated with two main ingredients – Mistletoe Moisture Barrier Complex, that repairs the barrier and Mt. Seorak Water, which replenishes moisture in the skin to allow for a radiant complexion providing a defense against moisture loss by maintaining skin’s moisture barrier while actively hydrating the skin.

Goodal Moisture Barrier Range Enabalista Beauty Blogger Review 001Goodal’s Moisture Barrier Range & Phytowash cleanser

Goodal PhytowashGoodal’s Phytowash comes with a very user friendly dispenser, the foamy cleanser is soft, fine and gentle on the skin. It contains fine grains that exfoliates dead skin cells, Inca omega oil and Murumuru butter that balances the oil and water on dry skin, leaving skin hydrated even after the wash. It also contains Yerba Mate, a type of herb with polyphenol (micronutrients), saponin (natural soap), vitamins and green tea that maintains bright and healthy skin. I enjoy using this cleanser, I recommend it as a daily cleanser or you can also use it as a night cleanser, as it’s great for cleansing and exfoliating after a long day.

Now on to Goodal’s Moisture Barrier Range!
As mentioned, this range is formulated with two main ingredients – Mistletoe Moisture Barrier Complex, that repairs the barrier and Mt. Seorak Water, which replenishes moisture in the skin. More about them here:

1.        Mt Seorak Water

Found from the depths of 580m underground of Mt. Seorak, the 100% natural spring water contains 16 minerals including sodium, calcium and potassium that are known for their abilities to effectively moisturize the skin. These minerals assist in the process of effectively binding water with dehydrated skin cells and replenishes the skin’s moisture level for a radiant and well-hydrated skin.

2.         Mistletoe Moisture Complex Barrier

Able to bear fruit in below zero temperatures, the mistletoe plant is known for their strong endurance properties. This vitality is due to the presence of lectin (a type of protein found in plants), which promotes the secretion of cytokine, a category of smaller proteins which has been clinically proven to maintain skin homeostasis, an important process for skin renewal. Studies have shown that cytokines increases cell production and accelerates renewal of skin cells, making it suitable for use on damaged skin barriers.

Beginning with the first item in the range,
1. Goodal Moisture Barrier Liquid 

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Goodal Moisture Barrier Liquid is highly concentrated with Mistletoe and Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) with a thick texture with nutrients from toner, emulsion and essence.Goodal Moisture Barrier Liquid 3

Goodal Moisture Barrier Liquid is recommended for those with constant dry skin that needs lasting moisturizing or need to to revitalize fatigue skin from overworking, lack of sleep or stress.

Goodal Moisture Barrier Liquid 1Recommended usage after cleansing the face, dispense a small amount onto fingers and apply evenly on the face, tapping in to dry areas, wrap the face with your hands for absorption and finish off by massaging in the residue on the neck (no wastage!) 😉Goodal Moisture Barrier Liquid 4The Goodal Moisture Barrier Liquid is almost gel like in consistency since it’s highly concentrated. It’s said to be moist like toner, soft like emulsion and strong like essence. While you can use it on its own as an all in one for this range, I believe you can add on a FTE (First treatment essence) or skin prep product to prep the skin before using the Liquid.

2a. Goodal Moisture Barrier Cream
Next in the range we have the Goodal Moisture Barrier Cream with similar ingredients as the Liquid except with very different function, While the Liquid is used to hydrate the skin, the Cream with its balm like texture and vegetable butter ingredient, works to firmly wrap the skin with a glowing moisture barrier. 

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The 3rd product in the range is
2b. Goodal Moisture Barrier Cream Fresh
is basically an alternative to the Cream. While the Cream is recommended for dry skin, Cream Fresh is for oily skin types. It has a snow-type texture (really does!) that melts into the skin and forms a refreshing moisture barrier. I love this product, the refreshing organic scent, snow like texture and how it keeps my skin hydrated for long hours through the night when I sleep and in the day while at work.

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The last but not the least
3. Goodal Moisture Barrier Eyecream
keeps your eyes hydrated!

Goodal Moisture Barrier Eyecream 3Goodal Moisture Barrier Eyecream 1Always be gentle when you apply eyecream on your eyes. Dab gently under the eyes, above the eyes and the rest at the eyebrow bone.

Let’s recap the Goodal Moisture Barrier Range Steps:

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Want to start on your Goodal Moisture Barrier Range immediately? You can buy them from selected Guardian stores in Singapore!

I have a Goodal Moisture Barrier Travel Set for Giveaway!308_shop2_419554Contains:
1. Travel size Goodal Moisture Barrier Liquid
2. Travel size Goodal Moisture Barrier Cream (For dry skin)
3. 1. Travel size Goodal Moisture Barrier Eyecream

To win, leave a comment with your email address below on why you want to try this product! I will also be posting it on my Instagram (@ena_teo). To double your chances of winning, you can also comment on the corresponding IG post. One winner will be randomly picked after 1 week, and will be contacted for the mailing address so that I can mail the products over!

Thank you Goodal Singapore and Huntington PR for sending the sample set over for review.

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Ena

Slimming Massage Treatment with NouriFBC

Hi Loves!

First slimming session at Nourifbc

Introduction to Slimming by Nouri Face and Body Concepts

I had the pleasure to experience’s Nouri Face & Body Concepts Slimming Massage treatment and I was told by Valerie, the beauty salon owner that this is a popular treatment with her clients as it’s part of the weight loss program that the award winning beauty salon offers and one of the best ways to lose weight easily without exercise for her clients.

Valerie says that many of her clients come to her while at a loss on how to lose the fat build up in their bodies, mainly because they do not have someone to keep them accountable on their weight loss journey, so she is able to provide them the regular checks and actions that will spur and motivate them towards their goals. Some of her clients are busy professionals with no time for exercise, so they appreciate this slimming massage treatment that can help them to lose weight without exercise.

The slimming treatment from NouriFBC consists of slimming massages that are specially formulated using unique body massage techniques that are able to bring about the numerous benefits found in the unique and herbal secret recipe creams that are applied onto the common problematic areas such as the waistline, abdomen, thighs and buttocks.

Seeing as how Valerie’s beauty salon has numerous positive testimonials and reviews, I wanted to find out first hand if the slimming massage therapy is effective or just one of those weight loss myths we see everywhere in Singapore today.

First slimming session at Nourifbc

Well of course I do know that I don’t have much excess weight to lose, however I was game to accept the slimming massage review assignment because I know that a properly done massage can help to tone up my tummy, thighs and especially my problem area, my arms. And of course, I wanted to know what’s in this slimming massage that will help people to lose weight without exercise.

The premises of Nouri Face and Body Concepts is airy with a cosy feel to it. The treatment rooms were equipped with machines that you’d find in most beauty salon establishments in Singapore
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My impression after the thorough consultation with Valerie was that she has a wealth of experience as well as the necessary certifications and skills. She broke down the important details of how exactly one can obtain great results with a weight loss program using slimming massages as the key component.

According to her, it is firstly vital to have a realistic set of goals such as how much weight you plan to lose, and in which areas of your body. Secondly, your lifestyle and eating habits need some changes to achieve optimal results. No dieting is necessary, just a sensible meal plan is enough. And if you are able to take short walks to raise your metabolism, that would also contribute to the fat burning process and produce faster results.

Last but not least, the number of slimming massage sessions and the time between each session is critical. Many people assume that going for a session as and when they are in the mood will be just the same as going on a fixed schedule. The longer you wait between each session, the chances of fatty deposits hardening and forming cellulite increases.

In short, make small changes to what you eat and your daily activities while simultaneously going for the slimming massages is the best formula to seeing a trimmer figure and longer lasting results.

Valerie’s slimming massages are highly popular amongst women who have given birth and put on a significant amount of weight. That actually is harder to lose as compared to normal weight gain or excess fat. At this point, I’m pretty sure I’m in good hands and I tell Valerie to proceed with the treatment session.

Without further ado, let’s go through what steps took place during my own session at NouriFBC:

Steps of Slimming Massage treatment

Body brushing for Slimming

  1. Dry Body Brushing

This process helps in exfoliating the skin and it is also part of the process for a full body detox as the dry body brushing action removes toxins trapped and accumulated in our lymph nodes. It also opens the pores for the removal of wastes found in the blood stream. It is similar to having lymphatic drainage done, for full detoxification of your body’s lymph nodes.

Steam Blanket and Aromatic Compress For Slimming

  1. Steam Blanket and Aromatic Compress

The next step aids in creating perspiration,by using steam to unblock the pores of your skin which may be clogged with sweat, dirt,oil, body creams or perfume.

This important step is necessary to perform purges of the build up of toxins in the body.

This step also reduces water retention and the aromatic compress helps in the relief of muscular tension and regulates hormonal imbalance.

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  1. Fat Mobilisation

This step is done with the addition of the Exercise Slimming cream which doubles up the slimming process, making it more effective in breaking down stubborn fat. This massage also boosts sluggish blood circulation. The effect of this deep massaging helps to lift and tone saggy parts of body. Following which if you add on body care products such as body ampoules and creams, they are readily absorbed by the skin, hence producing more effective and visible results.

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  1. Red Ray Slimming Therapy

The last but not the least part of the slimming massage is the red ray slimming therapy. This step helps indigestion and bloating as the red ray and heat removes trapped wind which builds up a weak constitution. It also accelerates the effect of the Fat Mobilization process.

Post Slimming Treatment Care

Post Slimming Treatment Care

It is recommended to bring a cardigan and leggings to keep yourself warm after the treatment and let your body continue the breaking down process of the fats. Valerie also has special inner wear for the ladies to wear and creams to apply while exercising to increase the effectiveness of the weight loss.

Conclusion:

Going through the above process and laying my thoughts out for this review made me realize that the steps all have their individual purposes as well as added enhancements that can aid the slimming process.

This does not seem to be a miracle treatment that over promises results, but rather a very well planned out treatment system that relies on each and every step being carried out perfectly to break down fat cells and reduce the amount of unhealthy weight in a person. I had an enjoyable experience that was both interesting and educational for me.

Thank you Valerie De Costa of Nouri Face & Body Concepts & for inviting me for this lovely Slimming Massage treatment. I thoroughly enjoyed my session with Valerie and trust her and her more than a decade’s experience and skills in assisting her clients to reach their target physique, health and weight.

Slimming massage treatment at NouriFBC

If you’ve been looking for weight loss ideas and ways to lose weight fast and effectively (definitely not within days but a few months with consistent efforts and visits), then a visit to Nouri Face & Body Concepts and consultation with Valerie is definitely something I would recommend you to do!

I hope you have all enjoyed my review, for inquiries on their special discounts, please contact:

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Nouri Face and Body Concepts

Blk 462,#01-53, Crawford Lane

Singapore 190462

Whatsapp: +6591994189

www.nourifbc.com

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Ena

Hearts & Lights Aglow this Christmas at ION Orchard

Hi Loves~

I was at ION Orchard’s media breakfast the other morning and my heart was warmed to hear about their Christmas initiatives!

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In a nutshell, ION Orchard celebrates the season of giving in partnership with a dozen designer brands as part of its efforts to give back to the less privileged.

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To mark the festivities, there will be 12 Christmas trees specially designed by key brands at ION Orchard; customised gift wrapping paper jointly designed by special needs students; and the mall’s outdoor space, ION² will be transformed into a glittering Christmas Garden. 

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The 12 designer trees of Christmas for charity

In a unique collaboration, 12 brands at ION Orchard will each offer its interpretation of Christmas with a specially designed exquisite 2.4-metre-tall Christmas tree. They are Alice + Olivia, Braun Büffel, Buben & Zorweg, Cortina Watch, Crate & Barrel, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ermenegildo Zegna, Kurt Geiger, Kwanpen, Moncler, Parfums Christian Dior and TWG Tea.

ION Orchard Christmas 2015 005The trees will be central to the mall’s fund-raising activities for Christmas, inspiring ION Orchard VIP members and loyal shoppers to open up their hearts and put in bids to adopt the tree or trees of their choice by using the iPad next to each tree. Bids start at S$8,000, with the highest bidder getting adoption and naming rights for each tree of their choice plus a token of appreciation from the respective brands and ION Orchard.


ION Orchard Christmas 2015 001ION Orchard’s traditional 20-metre outdoor tree will be given a sparkling makeover in the mall’s first partnership with Swarovski. It will be adorned with more than 28,000 crystals while its cavernous walk-in interior will dazzle visitors with a kaleidoscope of lights, mirrored ceilings and a rotating chandelier. This is also Swarovski’s first outdoor Christmas tree in Singapore.

At the heart of ION Orchard’s festive celebrations will be a series of fundraising activities to benefit the Community Chest, with proceeds going to the Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School.

In a partnership with NETS, shoppers can also make direct donations at several donation points near concierge counters at Basement 3 and, Levels 1 and 4. 

Funds raised will go towards helping the Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School, under the care of Community Chest. Some 350 students will benefit from the funds raised. As part of the Care & Share Movement led by Community Chest, donations received will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Government.

In addition to raising funds for the less advantaged this season, our collaboration with Community Chest creates a platform for special needs students from Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School to showcase their creativity and imagination by designing the mall’s Christmas wrappers. 

Beneficiaries from Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School will be assisting with gift wrapping at the L1 concierge on 13th November from 10.30am to 12.30pm and on 14th November from 6.00 to 8.30pm, lending a personalized touch to the mall’s gift wrapping service for its shoppers. 

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ION Orchard Christmas 2015 007And inside the Swarovski Christmas tree with Sydney & Felicia!

Special Christmas deals for shoppers 

From 6 November 2015 to 3 January 2016, ION Orchard is sweetening its Christmas deals with a series of festive promotions to spread the Yuletide cheer and give back to its shoppers. Spend $250 at basement floor shops and redeem a $15 voucher, while $500 spent at both basement floor and upper floor shops will entitle shoppers to a $30 voucher. Exclusive to ION Rewards members, spend at least $2,000 and receive a $100 voucher and a Moleskine notebook. Complimentary Christmas gift wrappers can be redeemed with a minimum spend of $100. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information,  visit the ION Orchard website at http://www.ionorchard.com/. 😉

Thank you ION Orchard for having me at the media breakfast & Christmas trees lighting event!

Happy Christmas shopping loves!

x

Ena