Rebuild damaged hair with Chez Vous’ Trilogy System: Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder

If you’ve been following my updates on social media, you’d know that I’ve gone through multiple hair colours in the last 2 years and most significantly in the last year when I’ve sported light brown with ash highlightspurple (which faded to a blend of blonde & purple hues, mad love) and grey hair colours. Whilst I did not regret the multiple hair colours as they were so much fun and made it easier for others to break the ice and approach me (“Wow, purple hair, so brave!” “Another hair colour?”), my hair was really dry and damaged especially after bleaching for five times to achieve a light grey hair colour. (And to think that I once dreamt of having Platinum blond hair, my hair would be fried!)

So when Chez Vous offered me to try out their latest Trilogy treatment: Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder, I accepted in a heartbeat – God knows my hair needed the hair treatment!

Best Hair TreatmentThanks to Chez Vous Trilogy System: Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder, my dry and damaged hair (left) was restored to a healthier and manageable state (right)! 

Just what exactly is Chez Vous’ Trilogy System? 
A simple, systematic and sustainable 3-phase approach to achieving beautiful, manageable and healthy-looking hair: Rebuild, Resculpt, Revitalize.

The three Trilogy hair services work synergistically as a complete beauty regimen for the hair, as well as separate, customised treatments for specific hair conditions and lifestyle needs.

And what does Chez Vous Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder entails?

Utilising three state-of-the-art ingredients (bond rebuilder elements, a potent mix of amino acids and anti-breakage actives) in combination with a highly- effective delivery system to penetrate these complexes deep into the hair, this treatment promotes genuine and permanent reconstruction at the cellular level.

The bond rebuilder elements repair broken bonds in the hair shaft that are prevalent in damaged hair so as to strengthen hair from deep within. The amino acids complex then seals the repaired protein bonds in the hair shaft for long- lasting resilience, giving it a distinct edge over other strengthening treatments in the market. Hair is stronger, more resilient and perfectly prepped for the Resculpting Supreme treatment to follow.

In a nutshell, it is basically a hair repair treatment filling dry and damaged hair with nutrients to repair and rebuild broken bonds and strengthen hair from within, so hair becomes stronger and healthier over time. 

Check out my hair transformation over the last few months:

Purple hair, this was after 4 times of bleaching to achieve a hair colour light enough for the purple to come through:Hair Repair Treatment Hair RepairPurple hair fades to blonde and purple hues – my favourite hair colour combination by far!:

Thereafter I had bleached my hair one more time to a grand total of 5 times to achieve a light grey hair colour, this was when my hair became really really dry and frizzy and it was very hard to maintain – I had to go through a strict regime of: Shampoo, conditioner, mask, hair moisturizer/essence at night and hair oil in the day just to tame the frizz and keep it manageable! Despite my damaged hair condition, I reallyyy loved the grey hair colour too!
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If I washed my hair in the day, this is how frizzy it would become, I had to wash at night, blow dry and sleep overnight to reduce the frizz (but I don’t always wash my hair at night, haha): Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0001Really hate and dislike mad frizzy hair! Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0009On mornings after I washed my bleached hair at night – more tame and manageable hair. 😀

This was when I started my journey on Chez Vous Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder, after a coat of dark brown:

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After the second session in October 2015:Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0007

After the 7th session that ended in November 2015:Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0008

Even after a few months later in March 2016, my hair is tame and manageable just like before my crazy hair colours! I can now wash my hair in the day and it is NOT frizzy! Amazing, almost miraculous!

Without a doubt, I highly recommend Chez Vous Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder to anyone who is looking for a legit, effective and long term solution to dry and damaged hair. While it takes a few sessions to see results, each session is less than an hour long and it’s always a comfortable and relaxing experience each time. 

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Check out the super enlarged scans of my own hair after each Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder treatment:

After the 1st treatment, hair is visibly hollow and with spilt ends:Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0010

After the 2nd treatment, hair is less hollow as the treatment is beginning to fill it up, but you can still see visible split ends:Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0011

After the 3rd treatment, the gaps in the hair are gradually being filled up:Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0012

After the 4th treatment, the gaps in the hair are gradually being filled up, so its less hollow now:Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0013

After the 5th treatment, you can barely see any hollowness/gaps now.Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0014

After the 6th treatment, the results of the treatment are beginning to really show:Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0015

After the 7th treatment, hair is now repaired and restored to a healthier state!Ena Blog Review Chez Vous Trilogy Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder_0016

It took me quite a while to prepare this blog post detailing my experience with Chez Vous Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder treatment; as I had to compile photos and information to illustrate my hair’s journey from dry and damaged to its current rejuvenated and healthy state. I hope you find this post helpful, as much as I found it satisfying to share this wonderful treatment with you too!

If you’d like, you can watch my review on video too:

In my next Chez Vous related post, I’ll be sharing my review of the Express Revitalizing Supreme!

Prices: Starting from $155 per session of the Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder, $375 for a session of the Resculpting Supreme and $185 for a session of the Express Revitalizing Supreme. A complete series of the Trilogy System is recommended for optimum results.

Chez Vous is located at #05-05 Ngee Ann City Podium, Singapore 238872. Call 6732 9388 to book an appointment, or log on to www.chezvoushair.com for more information.

Follow Chez Vous on Facebook for breaking news, updates and hair-inspiration.

Thank you Chez Vous team, especially Eugene, Echo, Oscar, Shawn & Jessica for the multiple Synchronized Advanced Hair Rebuilder treatment over the last few months! <3

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Ena

Samsung Fashion Steps Out 2016 Happening Tomorrow

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Singapore’s longest outdoor fashion runway is happening once again tomorrow 26 March 2016 at Orchard Road. It will start at 6pm along Paragon Main Atrium and fashion show will start at 7.30pm before ending with a party. Be sure to catch the show along Orchard road tomorrow night and all the fashion event related promotions and activities for the months ahead! 😉 

Get ready for one of Singapore’s largest fashion festival in two weeks’ time, as Samsung Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2016 [FSO 2016] returns for a six-week extravaganza from 25 March – 8 May 2016.

Organised by Orchard Road Business Association [ORBA], FSO 2016 is presented by Samsung, the festival’s Official Technology Partner.

In conjunction with FSO 2016, Samsung is also launching its latest Samsung Galaxy S7 4G+ and S7 edge 4G+. Samsung Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2016 is supported by Singapore Tourism Board [STB], with MasterCard as the Official Card.

This year’s edition promises to wow visitors to Orchard Road with much to do, see and shop. A string of lifestyle activities from events, a signature runway show, fashion installations and exclusive MasterCard® shopping promotions have been planned for the annual festival, as Orchard Road’s famous shopping belt celebrates the Spring/Summer fashion season with local and international brands.

STAR-STUDDED ORCHARD FASHION RUNWAY

On March 26 – and for the first time, an entourage of more than a dozen personalities, influencers and artistes from Singapore and around the region will join the Orchard Fashion Runway. They include JJ Lin [Singapore]; VJ Daniel [Indonesia]; Min Chen [Malaysia]; Laureen Uy [Philippines]; Aisyah Aziz [Singapore], Sheila Sim [Singapore], Hayley Woo [Singapore], and more.

Adding to the style factor are eight labels to look out for – FOX Kids & Baby; MASH-UP; PHANTACi; Raffles Privato; RÊVASSEUR; Sean & Sheila; Thomas Wee; and UNIQLO Lifewear. PHANTACi, a label by Asian pop icon Jay Chou, makes its debut at the Orchard Fashion Runway while Raffles Privato, Thomas Wee and UNIQLO Lifewear participate for the first time.

The biggest outdoor fashion show, curated by Singapore’s fashion doyen Daniel Boey, is the curtain raiser for Samsung Fashion Steps Out @ Orchard 2016. Like the previous FSO editions, the stretch between Scotts Road and Bideford Road will be closed to vehicular traffic and transformed into Singapore’s longest fashion runway.

FRINGE EVENTS

One of the highlights is Knit in the City [15 Apr – 8 May] at Wisma Atria, Atrium at Basement 1. Check out craftist Adeline Loo’s [above] quirky vision of a fantasy knitscape, featuring a fully knitted giant backdrop, headpiece and train complete with giant needles.

Visitors can also learn how to knit like a pro during the live knitting demonstrations held over three weekends.

The other noteworthy fringe highlight is the Samsung Fashion Visionaries, to be held at 313@somerset [22 Apr – 24 Apr] and Paragon, Main Atrium L1 [28 Apr – 8 May]. At Samsung Fashion Visionaries, consumers can enjoy an immersive experience with the new Samsung Galaxy S7 4G+, S7 edge 4G+ along with Samsung Gear VR and Samsung Gear 360, Consumers will be able to experience different ways of capturing memories in 360◦ with the Gear 360 which allows reliving them in vivid, immersive quality via the Gear VR.

Complete your visionary journey of style with the design showcase of Harvee Kok, featured in the Opening Segment of Samsung Steps Out @ Orchard 2016.
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Ena

Car Review: Volvo V40 For The Sporty, Practical Individual

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to test drive Volvo’s V40 T2 Sports Hatch for a weekend and here’s my review for the layman (sorry, no fancy car geek speak here), followed by excerpts from the official press release about the car’s key features and specifications! 😉

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The New Volvo V40 T2 exudes the aura of a compact car with large car capabilities. It is equipped with Volvo’s Drive-E powertrain – designed and built in Sweden – offering a world-class blend of
drivability and low CO2 emissions.  It’s hard to not fall in love with this beautiful car; it’s sporty yet practical exterior and interior design is a sight to behold.
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There a few features of the car that I love, one of them being the keyless access and ignition – something that’s not new to the car world, but definitely worthy of mention as it’s a feature usually found for bigger cars and not easily available in smaller, entry level cars. I also love the overall feel of the car on the road, thanks to a powerful yet quiet engine, a gear panel that’s ergonomically designed for smooth gear changes, luxurious full leather seats and a comfortable interior for both front and back seats despite it being a rather compact car.
Overall the Volvo 40 is definitely a car I’d recommend if you’re looking for a great, safe and reliable compact car. The only few things I can think of that it is lacking is an inbuilt GPS system (though it is available on a slightly higher-end variant) and lacking a reverse camera( granted it does have a reverse sensor). I would also prefer if it came with a higher, instead of lower body, which is available for Volvo V40 Cross Country.
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The Volvo V40 that I test drove came in a beautiful striking red, a colour I never imagine I’d drive as I prefer monochrome colours like black and white. Admittedly, a few days with the car made me think that a little red car might not be a bad idea, as it looks kinda hot and cute.

 

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V40 EXTERIOR

The New Volvo V40 T2’s wide shoulder line stretches back from the headlamp with a sharp line to echo the rising beltline. As it reaches the end of the rear door it sweeps up into an integrated “hook” – a trait inherited from the legendary Volvo P1800. This highlight continues rearward integrating flawlessly into the tail lights. The roof silhouette contributes to the impression of a car leaning forward – eager to take off. The car is finished with a dynamically-sculpted rear to further emphasise its width and muscular stance, with the lower area “blacked out” to achieve an athletic, low and wide look.
INTERIOR
Designed Around People
The interior of the New Volvo V40 T2 is designed around people with a strong emphasis on ergonomics, comfort and an engaging driving experience.The wide instrument panel, together with the fluidity of the door design, creates a spacious feel where driver and passengers can bask in a relaxing atmosphere of true Scandinavian luxury.
 
All-New Petrol Drive-E Engine
The New Volvo V40 T2 is powered by an All-New 1.5L turbocharged petrol engine. It has 122 bhp and 220 Nm of torque. Fuel consumption is 5.5 L/100km with CO2 emissions at 129 g/km
SAFETY & SUPPORT
City Safety – Active Up To 50 km/h
The New Volvo V40 T2 is equipped with the enhanced City Safety system. This system is active at speeds up to 50 km/h allowing the car to brake auto matically should the driver fail to react in time when the vehicle in front slows down or stops, or if the car is approaching a stationary vehicle too fast.
OPTIONAL SAFETY TECHNOLOGY
Pedestrian Airbag Technology – A World First
In order to alleviate the consequences if a collision with a pedestrian is unavoidable, the New Volvo V40 T2 can be fitted with Pedestrian Airbag Technology, a world first. When the sensors in the front bumper register the physical contact between the car and the pedestrian, the rear end of the bonnet is released and at the same time elevated by the deployment of the airbag, cushioning any blows to the head from the front windscreen.

Watch a video explanation here:

Cross Traffic Alert – Covering Your Back 
Cross Traffic Alert uses the radar sensors at the rear end of the car to alert the driver on crossing traffic from both sides when reversing out of a parking space. This is especially helpful in tight and crowded areas where the side view might be obstructed by infrastructure, vegetation or other parked cars.
Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection technology
New advanced software, including more rapid vision processing made it possible to extend Volvo Cars’ detection and Auto Brake technology to cover certain cyclist situations as well. 
Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with Full Auto Brake is equipped with an advanced sensor system that scans the area ahead. If a cyclist heading in the same direction as the car suddenly swerves
out in front of the car as it approaches from behind and collision is imminent, there is an instantwarning and full braking power is applied. The technology also detects if a pedestrian steps out into the road in front of the car. If the driverdoes not respond in time, will sound a warning and automatically activate the brakes. The V40 can also detect, alert and automatically brake if the car risks colliding with another vehicle in front.
Road Sign Information – An Extra “Eye” on the Traffic Environment
Road Sign Information supports the driver by displaying road signs in the instrument cluster. It can also be combined with the Speed Alert function, which provides the driver with a visual warning in the speedometer if the speed limit is exceeded.
Active High Beam – Relax While Driving in the Dark
Active High Beam technology helps the driver utilise high beam more efficiently. It offers automatic switching between high and low beam at the right moment, when an on-coming vehicle is detected.
Driver Alert Control – Detecting and Warning Tired Drivers
Driver Alert Control technology is designed to detect and warn tired and distracted drivers. Sensors register the car’s movements, while a control unit stores the information and calculates whether the
driver is at risk of losing control of the vehicle. 
Adaptive Cruise Control & Distance Alert – Keeping a Safe Distance
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) promotes comfortable driving by using radars to automatically maintain a set time-gap to the car in front. Queue Assist helps to maintain the set gap all the way till the car comes to a complete stop.
Volvo V40 Specifications
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Price
As of March, the price of the Volvo V40 is $145,000. ($182,000 previously published was for the Cross Country version)

Visit the Volvo Main Showroom
249 Alexandra Road S(159935)
Tel: 64731488
Fax: 64738232

“Refresher Course”  Tips 

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It’s been a while (a few years) since I last drove, so my dad had accompanied me to pick up the car on Friday before I had a “refresher course” on Saturday and finally driving it on the roads by myself on Sunday. I highly recommend going to Kallang Stadium area where there are a lot of empty car park lots to practise driving and parking! Also, driving over the weekends (while avoiding town area) is a lot easier as the roads are not as congested compared to week days.
Thank you Volvo Singapore and One9Ninety PR for the kind invitation and offer to test drive the Volvo V40 for the weekend! Visit the Volvo V40 microsite here and Volvo Singapore FB here.
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Ena

Back to 1965 Movie with KDK

Tho late in coming, today I’d like to share about a movie I’d watch with Fion, at the invite of KDK! 1965 is a movie about Singapore during her pre-independence days and the struggles and racial riots the people went through. It was a heart warming movie to know how the different races came together to help each other and it was also a timely reminder of how far Singapore’s come as a country, nation and as a group of people since those dark days – and we should never take our peace and harmony for granted. The movie starred local celebrities Joanne Peh, Qi Yi Wu (though they are a couple in real life, they were not acting as a couple on screen, haha) and veteran actor Lim Kay Tong as Lee Kuan Yew. Having watched Jack Neo’s Long Long Time Ago during this year’s Chinese New Year, 1965 is a much heavier movie in terms of political coverage and emotional scenes – if history’s your kind of thing, you’d love this – though I did feel the movie was a little slow and boring, without the local celebrities star power, the movie would not have had such an appeal. I’m not sure where you can catch the film now since it’s no longer screening, but you can watch a clip of it here on Toggle (my first time actually visiting Toggle site, hahaha).

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Thank you KDK for the movie tickets and cute goodie bag gifts!

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Ena

Fight Period Cramps with these 3 Tips

Let me share my two worst period cramp experiences – the first one was when I was in JC, I almost concussed while trying to crawl out of a toilet because I was in such severe cramps. I ultimately made it to the Art classroom and ended up sleeping for 1+ hours before my dad came to pick me up. The second bad experience was on the way for a facial session at Plaza Singapura and I ended up sleeping for 1+hours before needing a friendly female security guard to guide me to the taxi stand to get on a cab and lying down at the back until I made it home. I never want to relieve these nasty experiences ever, which leads me to my top 3 tips on how to fight period cramps:

1.Mentruheat Pack

IF I had Menstruheat pack with me then, these experiences probably won’t have happened! I can’t recommend these enough – during the 1st / 2nd day of my period when it’s the worst – I’m all bloated and cramps are the severest – I open one of these and I stick it under my shirt where the abdomen / pain is and then it just soothes the pain so much! The best part is the heat lasts for 12 hours straight!

If you’re wondering how heat helps relieve period cramp, check out this article extract:
Presenting his findings to the Physiological Society’s annual conference, Dr Brian King said: ‘The pain of colic, cystitis and menstrual period pain is caused by a temporary reduction in blood flow to organs, causing local tissue damage and activating pain receptors. ‘The heat doesn’t just provide comfort and have a placebo effect – it actually deactivates the pain at a molecular level in much the same way as pharmaceutical painkillers work.

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You can find and purchase them online here, $9 for 4 pieces.

2. Exercise Regularly

Exercise can help relieve menstrual cramps in a few ways. It increases blood circulation, which helps cramps to go away. Menstrual cramps are also made worse by stress; exercise is a well-known, natural way to lower stress. Extract taken from this article.

3. Increase Complex Carbohydrates (Whole Grains)

When we have periods, our brains crave for sugar, by increasing the intake of complex carbohydrates such as whole grains will help counter fluctuating blood sugar levels, which in turn helps lessen cramps. Extract taken from here.

Here’s to a healthier, happier period cramps free life!

Thank you PSLOVE for sending these Menstruheat packs over for review!

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Ena

Fitness and Fun for the Family with Snoopy & Friends!

I’m not sure about you, but since I’ve started working I realized that time for exercise really needs to be scheduled due to the hectic schedule of work. And I always look forward to my company Monday evening runs along Sports Hub at Stadium nearby our office because there are’s a regular group of colleagues that will always show up and its so scenic there! Running and breathing in fresh air just really lifts my spirits and energy for the week, as it helps with my blood circulation for better skin and the endorphines released during and after exercise makes me feel happy~

So if you’re looking for some fitness and fun times for the family, friends or colleagues, why not check out the 5km Snoopy themed fun run? 

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Fast Facts:

Singapore Sports Hub, from 7am – 11 am

24th April 2016

Registration begins at 7am

Estimated turnout of 8-10k participants

Runner passes can be purchased at http://snoopyrun.com/register/

Early bird sales ends 16 March 2016 (3 more days, act fast!)

Sales ends 22 March 2016

Check out the really cute merchandise /  running pack!

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Hurry and book your tickets at Early Bird Price $58! 😉

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I have a pair of tickets up for grabs, all you need to do is to share this blog post on your FB page, email me the screenshot and you will have one chance of winning the tickets! Alternatively you can take part in the giveaway on my IG(@ena_teo) by tagging 3 friends who will be keen to go for the run! 🙂

Thank you Snoopy Run and DynamiteNinja PR for the heads up.

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Ena

Origins Rose Mask Review: Get that glowing “no makeup” selfie

You might have seen my postings of Origins’ Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay (aka Rose Mask) and Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb on a previous post when I brought them along for a staycation and on my IG, here’s an in-depth review of Origins’ Rose Mask and Renewal Serum!
2015-09-07 19.25.52Brought the Origins’ rose mask and renewal serum with me for the staycation so I could apply it with by bff!
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Origins Rose Mask Review 2How we look with Origins Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay. Only a quick 10 minutes is all it takes! I love it!

Origins Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay

Phase I: Purify & Deep Clean
Upon application, creamy Rose Clay deep cleans skin to absorb impurities and excess oils while drawing out dirt and build-up from pores. Sourced from Spain, Rose Clay has been used for thousands of years as a powerful detoxifying ingredient. For centuries, women as far back as Cleopatra and Nefertiti recognized its power to give them flawless skin.

  • Simultaneously, Original SkinTM key ingredient, Canadian Willowherb, helps restore skin’s clarity and luminosity to reveal much sought-after glow. A potent extract found in Northern Canadian prairies and traditionally used as an herbal supplement to treat medical ailments, this blossom helps combat dullness and sallowness while restoring skin’s clarity and glow.
  • To balance skin and maintain peak health, Persian Silk Tree, an anti-irritant native to Eastern Asia and used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, works to rebound from stress.

    Phase II: Exfoliate & Refine Skin’s Texture
    Once the mask dries, natural wax Jojoba beads suspended in the formula activate upon the introduction of water. These natural, scrubby plant beads gently exfoliate and polish skin’s texture, sloughing off dead skin cells to reveal the look and feel of radiant, smooth skin. Grown in South America, these natural scrubbing beads gently refine and polish skin’s surface to revealing perfected skin.

This efficacious treatment enhances your inner glow and rejuvenates the senses with a refreshing Essential Oil blend of Grapefruit, Lavender, Geranium, Rose, Amyris, Chamomile and Clary sage.

To use, apply a thin layer to clean skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave the mask to dry for 10 minutes before using wet fingertips to scrub and wipe off. Use 1-2 times per week for optimal results.

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Origins has created a high-performance solution, Original SkinTM Renewal Serum with Willowherb, to specifically target quarter-life skin concerns – rough texture, enlarged pores, stressed skin, flaws and loss of radiance – in one product driven by two key factors.

  1. Intrinsic = Cell turnover. Cell renewal is vital for skin vibrancy which is a prominent sign of youth. As we get older, cell turnover slows down and degrades our original skin. When cell turnover is increased, fresh plump cells are brought to skin’s surface boosting skin’s ability to reflect light and increase translucency

2. Extrinsic = Carbonylation.ingredients from nature with immediate and long-term benefits, addresses quarter-life skin concerns by refining texture, enhancing radiance and glow, shrinking pores, blurring imperfections and restoring overall quality for glowing and smooth skin.

Here’s how Original SkinTM works:

Refines Skin’s Texture and Minimizes Pores. Featuring Chestnut Seed Extract, originally found in Europe and known for its skin refining properties, a renewal complex helps boost skin cell turnover and eliminates roughness, counteracts flakiness and improves overall texture. Together with nutrient rich algae extract found in North East Atlantic Ocean, Laminaria Saccharina helps balance skin’s production of sebum to tighten and shrink the appearance of pores, making them appear smaller.

  • Restores Radiance and Rebounds from Stress. The potent extract, Canadian Willowherb, helps restore skin’s clarity and luminosity to help recreate original glowing skin. Found in Northern Canadian prairies, it has traditionally been used as an herbal supplement to treat medical ailments. Anti- irritant, Persian Silk Tree, works in tandem to help keep skin at peak health. Native to Eastern Asia and used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, this active boosts translucency for optimal looking skin.

    Visibly Blurs Skin: A blend of optics immediately corrects dullness and visibly softens the appearance of pores and imperfections giving skin a flawless finish.

    Origins is a leader in harnessing the power of nature to discover potent ingredients that deliver advanced skincare results. Original SkinTM Renewal Serum with Willowherb is specifically developed with powerful ingredients from nature to provide a multi-dimensional one-step solution to these issues.

My review:
First of all, I love the Origins’ Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay because it only takes 10 minutes for the mask to dry up and take effect, which is faster than the usual 20 minutes masks required for clay masks. Secondly the mask leaves my skin baby smooth because it contains Jojoba beads that gently scrubs my dead skin away after I wash it out. Plus the Rose Clay draws out dirt and oil and has a tightening effect on my pores. Therefore, after the Rose Mask, I apply the Original Skin Renewal Serum which refines the skin texture and minimize pores with chestnut extract and canadian willowherb restores skin’s clarity and luminosity for that glow. It’s definitely my favourite clay mask and serum duo thus far and I highly recommend it. After my bff used it, she loved it so much, so I bought one set for her as her birthday gift! You can find the products at Origins stores in Singapore retailing for $50 and $78 respectively.

Thank you Origins Singapore for the mask and serum for review!

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Ena

Face Forward with Clinique’s Smart Eye Serum and 3 Step Skin Care

Last August Clinique launched their meaningful Face Forward campaign encouraging women to make a promise for their future self, via social media.
CLINIQUE FACE FORWARD _0000Here’s mine, writing to my future 30 year old self:

Dear Ena, how is life like at 30? Honestly it feels weird speaking to you, my older self. I trust that you’re now older and wiser. Hopefully you’re more passionate than ever; living life to the fullest, whether you’re still in working in the property industry and blogging. I hope you’re still rooted in Christ and enjoying His love and grace each day. May your life be a testament to His glory and goodness. I also hope that you have a better understanding of the value and preciousness of time and that you’ve mastered being in control of time. I believe that as I continue to be grounded, faithful and industrious, I’ll have the confidence to face you in 5 years time. X Ena

In addition to the Face Forward campaign launch, Clinique also launched their Smart Eye Serum, mascara and liner and a few Clozette ambassadors and I were invited down for the launch at Sephora at ION.

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Clinique’s Smart Custom Repair Eye Treatment: Our smart eye treatment targets repair as needed, where needed.  Custom repair is how one formula can visibly brighten, contour and firm, plump or repair the look of crow’s feet.  Use twice a day.CLINIQUE FACE FORWARD _0005With Clozette ambassadors at the event!

CLINIQUE FACE FORWARD _0006Photos and products from the event. Unfortunately I did not like both the chubby mascara and liquid eyelining pen as I found the chubby mascara hard to handle with the chubby body and the eyelining pen smudges. Have yet to review the eye serum, will put it to the test and review on my IG @ena_teo, follow me if you haven’t! 😉
CLINIQUE 3 STEPS_0000Was also gifted the Clinique’s 3 step skin care for taking part in the #FaceForward social media campaign. I have oily + normal combi skin and I was matched with the type 3 for the 3 step skin care, consisting of soap, lotion and gel. Heard really good reviews of the dramatically different moisturizing gel, shall also review on my IG after testing it.

Thank you Clinique SG and Clozette for the media invitation and product gifts!

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Ena

Modern Meets History in Shanghai Tang Silk Road Fragrance Collection

It might no longer be news, but in case you haven’t heard of Shanghai Tang’s Silk Road Fragrance collection, you’ll find out all about it here in this post!

Launched mid May 2015, I was invited to the launch in Singapore last August. Media guests were welcomed with purple orchid blooms and the fragrances from the collection. The focus and highlight of the launch is the purple coloured fragrance, Orchid Bloom which was also very apt for our SG50 celebrations.
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Shanghai Tang’s Silk Road Fragrance Collection conjures the spirit of adventure through a sensory journey from the East to the West – reflecting the essence of the brand which fuses Chinese with Western elements. Inspired by the exotic landscapes, rich colors and sense of adventure of the Silk Road, Master Parfumier, Carlos Benaim, has created a captivating collection of precious fragrances infused with all the mystery and sensuality of the Silk Road. Handcrafted using 100 percent natural ingredients, this collection embodies a genuine respect for the ancient craft of perfumery, and mirrors the essence of Shanghai Tang – lux quality and superb craftsmanship.

A celebration of attention to detail, exquisite handcrafting and luxurious materials, each fragrance is housed in precious bottle that prominently features SHÒU. This Chinese symbol of longevity is cited as one of the Five Blessings: longevity, wealth, health, love and virtue. The women’s bottle features the SHÒU symbol meticulously engraved in enamel and a gold leaf on the cap, serving as centerpiece of the design that forms the pattern of the lucky number 8. The tall and statuesque men’s bottle features clean beautiful lines and glass cap handcrafted by skilled artisan, also featuring the SHÒU symbol in a solid metallic piece.

The fragrances’ starting point was the fabled Silk Road, created during the Han Dynasty (206 BC–220 AD). This 4,000-mile network gave ancient merchants, pilgrims and soldiers a direct passage from China through India and beyond, to the Mediterranean and throughout Europe. Precious jewels, spices, jade, and ivory treasures were transported, but it was famed for the exquisite Chinese silk which delighted wealthy Westerners.

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Women’s Collection – Oriental Pearl (Grey)
This sensual amber accord is magnified with Rose Absolute, Patchouli Heart, benzoin, and vanilla, creating an exotic, rich and decadent essence

Women’s Collection – Spring Jasmine (Green)
The iconic Jasmine Absolute – the symbol of luxury and delicate femininity – is enhanced by violet accents, creamy sandalwood, and sheer musk for a heightened impression of sensuality

Women’s Collection – Rose Silk (Pink)
Accents of rose petals and Narcissus Absolute are combined with cassis, cardamom, vetiver, and musk to create an exquisite pink silk accord

Women’s Collection – Orchid Bloom (Purple)
A magnified close-up of the unique beauty and complexity of the iconic flower, the single floral bouquet is accented with rose, enhanced with berries on top of a background of musk and patchouli

Women’s Collection – Gold Lily (Off White)
The precious Lily flower is wrapped with accents of jasmine, orange flower, patchouli and musk to create a mysterious and sensual composition

My personal favourites are Gold Lily and Rose Silk, which are floral fruity in nature and more suitable for daily wear. Orchid Bloom is a sensuous fragrance perfect for night outs.

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Men’s Collection – Jade Dragon (Green)
The freshness of Vetiver Heart is accented with juicy bergamot, bright tea leaves, and lush Jasmine creating an earthy masculine scent

Men’s Collection – L’Orient (Black)
Textured Cedarwood Oil is enriched with hints of pink pepper, elemi, vetiver, and Leatherwood to create a bold and masculine eau de cologne

Men’s Collection – Mandarin Tea (Red)
Vibrant mandarin and crisp bergamot combined with lush neroli and mate leaves creates a fresh and comforting tea note
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The range will be launched with an advertising campaign bringing together fashion photographer Mario Testino and Chinese supermodel Du Juan as the face of the new fragrance collection.

Du Juan exudes an aura of Eastern mystery under through the lens of the master photographer. ”

You can really feel his passion when you work with him,” she says. “He’s incredibly creative and original: a truly amazing photographer.”

Shanghai Tang chairman Raphael Le Masne de Chermont describes the collaboration between Mario Testino and Du Juan as a perfect union of East and West.

Watch the video collaboration of Du Juan and Mario Testino here:

Thank you Shanghai Tang Singapore and Luxasia for the media event invitation. If you’re based in Hong Kong or visiting soon, you can even get a personalized engraving on the fragrance bottle for 88HKD. For more information on the fragrance collection, visit the official page here.

Secret’s Out: Dine & Chill at Roots Kitchen Bar

Have you ever wanted a secret chill out place with your friends or date, like in Friends or How I Met Your Mother? Well, the secret’s out, I’ve just the place to introduce to you today. Last Christmas season, I met up with my talented friend Myke (most of the photos you see here are taken by him, be sure to click the link to visit his site!) for dinner and drinks at Roots Kitchen Bar and we thoroughly enjoyed our tasting session. I didn’t quite know what to expect before hand as Roots Kitchen Bar is fairly new to the local dining scene, having launched around mid 2015 and checking out their website at that point in time, didn’t quite illuminate what to expect as the website wasn’t as furnished as it is now.  You’ll see now from their site and my review post here that they’re all about fresh food and a laid-back atmosphere. Whilst Myke and I thoroughly enjoyed the fresh food that the chef served up, we were equally, if not more captured by the warm and rustic ambience the beautiful place holds!

Our food picks for the evening will be Absolut Cured Salmon for starters. I love the vodka cured salmon which gives it a very unique taste and texture. Pigs and Eggs is a popular brunch item at only $11(nett, no additional service charge!) the fresh meat, mushroom and cheese leaves me wanting for more. I highly recommend the Ocean Crab Pasta which gives you a taste of the freshness of the ocean as well as Nagano Pork Rack for their impressively tender meat. For desserts, their Banana Bailey is a crowd favourite of Bread and Butter Pudding with walnut, nutella and creamy bailey but I prefer the Citron and Passion, which is a curd of lemon and passionfruit with marshmallow cookie ice cream.

With Rochor MRT line opened a short 10 min walk away, you’ll find Roots Kitchen Bar quite accessible if you don’t drive. If you do, they have private car park lots, but you’ll have to reserve them in advance. I recommend Roots Kitchen Bar for a friends’ gathering over dinner and drinks or a brunch date with your date or girlfriend. Go ahead, pick a date and ask your khakis along. If you’re still wondering where to head to for your date this Valentines, why not check out their 1 day only Valentines Day menu?  At $120nett per couple(!!!), better hurry and book your seats with them at 6291 5679 before they’re fully booked! 😉

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For their menu and nett prices, see here.

Thank you Andy for the kind invitation, Derek for hosting us and Chef Alvin for serving up such fine food!

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Ena

LUSH For Every Season

Pardon me as I’m a late for this post, which should have been up last Christmas. >U< Here, I’d like to share with you LUSH’s First Snow dusting powder, Lord of Misrule Mint Shampoo, Santa’s Red Lips Lip Scrub treatment and an minty bar soap. As LUSH is all about fresh handmade cosmetics, you’ll always find fresh items for every season. Now that we’re in the month of February, from this Valentine’s seasonal items, you can find a heart shaped rose bar at $10 a pop in stores! If you have a lover who prefers a practical, usable gift over a bouquet of roses, u can consider getting her half a dozen of soap bars. OR you could gift her both roses and rose bars! And well, if you’re single like I am, you can always gift one for yourself, or share the love with your single friends! 😉 LUSH XMAS ITEMS_0000LUSH XMAS ITEMS_0001

Thank you LUSH Singapore for the festive items!

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Ena

Stepping into Spring

With the Lunar New Year only a day away, I thought it fitting to share some of my recent outfits that’s perfect for the festive season. Since young, it’s been a tradition for my family and I to don on new clothes for the new year, but I’ve never been clear or sure of why that is the case. A little google research online revealed that it’s a traditional belief that new year heralds new beginning and so we wear new clothes to celebrate. Well for me, I’d take any reason to shop for new clothes! 😛 As you can see, I’ve already worn these outfits so they won’t be “new” per se, I’ve actually purchased and reserved one set of outfit, a top from my friend, Aggy’s online label Tact.sg and a red leather skirt from Stradivarius for the very first day, which you can expect to see either on my Instagram or an upcoming blog post. 😉 For this post, I’ve picked this Begin Again dress from C/MEO, an increasingly popular and cult fashion brand from Australia with chic silhouettes and cuts which you can purchase from Revolve. You might not have heard about MARYLING, as they’re new to Singapore but have been rapidly expanding from their home country Italy, Milan to China, Korea and is also no stranger to many female Hong Kong celebrities. What I love about this brand is their unique one of a kind pieces, in fact for Singapore, they’re only bringing in each design with a few varying sizes. Talk about exclusivity! Have I mentioned that MARYLING uses the same lace and tweed fabrics that produces Chanel pieces? So you’ll find very fine fabrics including 100% silk that feels soft and great on the skin. You’ll find their temporary pop up store at Takashimaya Level 3, Women Department, before they launch their flagship store officially in Singapore.

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Thank you Revolve & Maryling for dressing me for the recent events!

Has any brands and new designs caught your eye, if so, share them with me via email or in the comments below!

Wishing you and your loved ones a very blessed and prosperous Lunar New Year in advance!

x

Ena

Review: Slim down and tighten up with Marie France Venus Freeze

Hi Loves!

Are you thinking of seeking professional help on your slimming journey? Marie France Bodyline should be no stranger to locals since we are all too familiar with the brand’s ambassador Christy Chung’s svelte figure on past campaign posters around town and more recently, our local A-list actress Fann Wong’s post pregnancy sexy figure reveal, all thanks to Marie France Bodyline treatments.

About a month back, I visited Marie France Bodyline to try out their new treatment that promises to be highly-effective in circumferential reduction, reduces cellulite appearance and enhances body skin tighteningVenus Freeze. It was my second time at MFB as I was visited earlier last year for their PRO-FREEZE treatment review. I was pleasantly surprised that Venus Freeze, unlike Pro Freeze, is a warm treatment.

More about Venus Freeze:

Safe, pain-free and results-driven, Venus Freeze is the first and only clinically-proven treatment to receive FDA clearance for the use of Magnetic Pulse technology. Magnetic Pulse fields have been used in medicine for decades and have a proven track record with regards to their regenerative properties, including synthesis of collagen, fibroblast proliferation and neo-vascularity.

Each session of Venus Freeze treatment takes about 30 to 40 minutes depending on the area and one can expect to see results as the treatments progress. The treatment is relaxing and pain-free with no downtime that gives long-term results.

Now on to photos and my review!

Marie France Venus Freeze 1Checking in to Marie France Bodyline at Orchard International Building, first time visitors can expect to fill in particular forms before meeting a consultant to advise which treatments would best fit your needs and target areas.  After my discussion with the consultant, I decided to go ahead and try out the Venus Freeze treatment on my arms.

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Marie France Venus Freeze 3Changed out into the robes.. but I later changed into a towel wrapped around my body for the treatment on the arms.

Marie France Venus Freeze 4Treatment room with natural sunlight streaming in.
Marie France Venus Freeze 5This is the massage head that was used for my Venus Freeze treatment on the arms.

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2015-12-01 12.54.07First a gel is spread across the skin of the targeted area to reduce friction and increase effectiveness from the massage and treatment.
2015-12-01 12.56.05Then the massage begins and it is timed for an automatic 10 minutes. The heat from the massage head and massaging action gets more intense with time. If it gets too hot, you can request for a lower temperature. At first I was a bit hesitant as I was afraid it might be too hot, but after I know the heat limit from one side, I could really enjoy the heat and massage during the treatment on the other side.
2015-12-01 13.06.17The result after 10 minutes, the skin is red from the heat and massage but is not prolonged, goes down quickly after the treatment.2015-12-01 13.20.54The last step is putting on a mask with collagen, to sooth and hydrate the skin.

After the treatment, I did a post review session with the consultant and my immediate post treatment measurement shows that I lost a quarter inch from 10.75 to 10.5inch around my arm. This Venus Freeze treatment works for those looking to reduce circumference of the body, cellulite appearance and tightens the skin.

Depending on your needs and target areas, you can adopt a treatment blend of both Venus Freeze and Pro Freeze treatments, a session with Marie France Bodyline and their professional consultants will help you to custom make a  personalised treatment to achieve your desired physique and goals.

For appointments or more information, call 1800-7777-111.

Marie France Bodyline centres, appts made subject to availability:

  •   Orchard 360 Orchard Road #08-01 to 05 International Building
  • Marina Square 6 Raffles Boulevard #01-200 Marina Square
  • Bishan Central Blk 513 Bishan Street 13 #01-502
  • Jurong Point 1 Jurong West Central #02-21/21A Jurong Point Shopping Centre
  • Marine Parade 1 Marine Parade Central, #01-03

Thank you Marie France Bodyline and WOM PR for the Venus Freeze experience.

x

Ena

Why my Mum loves the ASUS ZenFone 2 6inch Full HD

Hi Loves!

How has the New Year been for you? Short as it may have been, it’s already been full of ups and downs for me. However I’m hopeful and staying positive that the year will only get better! Today I’m sharing the third and last installment of my ASUS ZenFone 2 6 Inch Full HD review and I’ve got my mum to share her views of it! ^^ If you haven’t you may check out my unboxing review and second review.

My mum loves the new ASUS ZenFone 2 6 inch Full HD because of its wider, bigger screen and clearer sound system than her current Samsung phone. She’s happy because she doesn’t need to squint any longer. Her satisfaction of the phone is evident in the photos you’ll see, as she’s all smiles in them!

I personally think that ASUS ZenFone 2 is great for the elderly because of the wider and bigger screen, they can read from the screen and watch online videos clearly without haven’t to squint their eyes. Plus the sound system of the phone is great and clear for elderly that may have some hearing difficulties.

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Thank you ASUS Singapore for the new gadget that allows my mum to catch up on her Taiwan dramas and Youtube cooking shows with much ease and comfort!

P.S. Take part in this giveaway of ASUS Zenfone 2 on ASUS SG Facebook page, hurry it’s only until 20 Jan! 🙂

This is a sponsored review.

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Ena

Spectacular Drama Watching Experience with ASUS ZenFone 2

Hi Loves!

After a day’s of work, how do you spend your time while resting and relaxing? For me, I love to watch dramas, especially Korean dramas of romantic comedy genre… 😀

Recently I am especially hooked on Oh My Venus, starring actress Shin Min Ah and actor Soo Ji Sub and I’m so stoked to be able to watch the drama on the latest ASUS ZenFone 2!

In my previous unboxing post I’ve compared the ASUS ZenFone 2 with my IPhone 6.

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And here’s how it looks like:

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I am super loving drama watching on the ASUS ZenFone 2 because with its 1920 x 1080 Full HD,  the screen is wider, longer and bigger  resolution. Plus, the dual 5-magnet speaker makes for excellent audio too! I love that even though the screen is bigger, I can still hold it comfortably in my hands while resting in bed. I find my IPad Mini too big and bulky while drama watching and the ASUS ZenFone 2 is a great size upgrade from my IPhone 6! 🙂

Check out a snippet of the beautiful visuals, loud & crisp audio experience from the ASUS ZenFone 2 for yourself! 😉

Til the next post~

Thank you ASUS Singapore for the ASUS ZenFone 2 for review!

This is a sponsored review

x

Ena

Sweeten Up with Etude House Loving Days Fragrance Line

Hi Loves!

Do you know the secret to fair, supple skin on the arms and legs? Well, apart from proper hydration from regular intake of water, you can start your skincare maintenance by applying lotion every day! Etude House has introduced the Loving Days Fragrance line with three girly ranges – Blooming Love, Sweet Sparkling and Cool Sugar.

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Blooming Love
Floral and fruity, this dreamy scent draws from pink flowers and bright berries to evoke the sweet memories of the rush of love.

Top Notes: Peony and Roses Middle Notes: Berries
Base Notes: Soft Amber and Wood

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Sweet Sparkling
Refreshing and sweet, the range draws from citrus fruits and jasmine flowers to rejuvenate your senses in the midst of the summer heat, the perfect companion to have in a summer festival!

Top Notes: Citrus flashes
Middle Notes: Freesia and Jasmine Base Notes: Light Musk

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Cool Sugar
Light and fresh, the breezy blend of watery fruits, violets and lilies transports you to the carefree days of an early summer afternoon under the sun.

Top Notes: Watery Fruits
Middle Notes: Violet and Lilies
Base Notes: A blend of peach and musk

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The ETUDE HOUSE Loving Days Fragrance Body Set features the body lotion and body wash in an adorable casing that’s perfect for gifting options. Each set retails at $43.90.

It’s honestly difficult to pick a favourite from the 3 scents, but as I am a fan of Floral Fruity, I’d go for Blooming Love as my top pick.

Thank you Etude House Singapore and Touch PR for the sets for feature & review!

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Ena

New Year, New Beginnings!

Hi Loves!

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I’m writing this post while my sisters are completing the finishing touches for a New Year’s day party that my second sister is hosting for her friends~

I was actually about to start writing my other blog posts but decided I want to share some thoughts and new year goals, repeat goals from last year, really, haha. Well, I guess there are some new goals and changes for this year! Not in any particular order:

I’ve mentioned in my last post that after clearing blog posts from 2015, I’d be blogging much lesser so as to focus on my businesses. I started blogging when I was a student and free-er and with work on my plate, it gets harder to find time to blog when I just want to rest, watch dramas and chill at home. I’d be focusing more on personal style this year and hope to work with Youtubers, photographers and creatives for feature shoots on my blog and beyond. 🙂

Work wise, I’ve decided to continue to focus on my existing areas for resale and rental, in Tanjong Pagar and Marina Bay Sands area and work towards to be in the Top 300 agents in my company, ERA Realty Pte Ltd and owning a car to accelerate my business.

Spiritually, this year I hope to have a closer and deeper walk with Christ, to dig deeper in His word and seek His wisdom, guidance and direction for my life. Honestly I don’t have very specific ideas of how the 12 months ahead are going to pan out, but I’m trusting in Him to direct my time and plans. 🙂

Last but not the least, I hope to earn and save up for 3-4 trips abroad this year. 1. Visit my sister and brother in law before they are back from California. 2. My gf’s hen’s night party at Gili, Bali. 3. Taiwan with my secondary school friends. 4. Paris, as my own year end incentive trip if I do really well!

2015 has been a good year and I’m really excited now for what 2016 will bring. 365 days, 52 weeks, 12 months to make each moment count. I hope when I look back at this post on 1st Jan 2017, I’d have achieved what I’ve set out to do in 2016.

What are your New Year goals?

If you can dream it, you can achieve it.- Zig Zaglar

x

Ena

Thanksgiving for 2015

Hi Loves!

As 2015 is coming to a close in just a few hours, I’d like to take a few minutes to briefly recap my year and thank the people in my life who have supported and encouraged me through the year.

I count myself blessed to have the support, physically, moral & financial support it my parents & sisters at home. It is not easy to be a new property agent especially right after degree studies with no savings. However by the grace of God I have managed to earn my own keep without taking money from my family for my own expenses and now that the commissions I have earned this year have started to come in, I am very happy that I will also be able to contribute to my family. Without my family’s support, encouragement, prayers and understanding I would not have been able to continue on this career, of which I am utmost grateful for in my life.

My friends Christabelle, Clarabelle and Ying Ling whom I am able to rant, seek solace, wisdom and encouragement about everything in life. They are my sisters & prayer warriors. I am so grateful to have these friends to journey life with! Thank you girls! :*

My colleagues & mentors, Shon & Lawrence. For guiding and teaching me everything I know and more about property & negotiations. There is so much more I have to learn and I will always be grateful for them. My work khakis Tiffany, Ethel, Gwen, Lisa & Ivan whom we can always joke and laugh over food and drinks and celebrate each other’s successes. It’s wonderful to have friends like that. Not forgetting Sherry, Shirley, Yan ling, Jacky, Caden, Shan, Jeffrey, Alan, Jenice, Roy, Ethan, Bjorn, Jynn, Juwin, Mark for the encouragements and help at work one way or another.

One of the major blessing and restoration from this year is being a part of NCC Gen Rev Roseburn CG. For my wonderful leaders Jeslin & Jeremy, friends Abigail, Sing Ern, Steph, Jasmine, Su, Rachel, Van, Eileen, Jolene & everyone in CG, almost impossible to name all of them here. It is a huge blessing to be able to be part of an awesome and active CG. I am so happy that we are able to grow together and encourage one another with the word of God.

I am also grateful for you, for reading my blog. I am also thankful to all my blog sponsors and partners for the support on the blog throughout the years. In 2016, apart from clearing up my 2015 blog posts I will be blogging lesser so as to focus on my businesses, but I will continue to be active on my IG @ena_teo.

Last but not the least, I thank Jesus for all the blessings He has poured forth and for the  people he has placed in my life.

2016 is gonna be an even more awesome year ahead. I may not know what’s ahead but I will trust in Jesus for He holds my future in His hands!

Wishing you all a wonderful 2016~

x

Ena

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Boost Your Skincare with CNP Invisible Peeling Booster

Hi Loves!

Today’s the last year of 2015, what are your plans for countdown? I read an article by Paulo Coelho on Facebook about how we should all learn to let go of the things in 2015 so as to move on into the year 2016 and be ready for all it has to offer us. It is in-line with this time and season that I’m introducing a relatively new product that I’ve been using and enjoying… The CNP Laboratory Invisible Peeling Booster!

This product removes dead skin cells. Exposure to UV rays from the sun can cause skin to become thick and dull-looking from the accumulation of dead skin cells. Exfoliating is an important step in basic skincare, but we also want a product that’s not harsh for our skin, that’s where CNP’s Invisible Peeling Booster comes in!
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I would recommend using this product interchangeably with your current FTE (First treatment essence), on days when you can see dull skin and want a mild yet effective exfoliating product. I use this product after cleansing and before toning, with a cotton pad and helps me to remove the dead skin cells.

For more product details, see below.

After its debut in Korea last year, the first production of the Invisible Peeling Booster was completely sold out and it was so popular it won two media awards in a short time. This is a convenient and gentle peeling product that requires no washing after use. It is an easy-to-use yet intelligent product that enhances absorption of your follow-on skin care.

This product contains a number of cutting-edge ingredients that work in unity to transform your skin:

 Polyhydroxy Acids (PHA)

CNP has invested an expansive amount of research on PHA—CNP holds the patent and IP rights for this research. Developed for the CNP Dermatology Clinic customers, PHA is an ingredient in CNP’s basic daily skincare, implementing gentle peeling on a daily basis.  The Invisible Peeling Booster is the only peeling product of its kind that requires no rinsing. Containing Gluconolactone and Lactobacillus Bionic cosmetic composition in PHA, this Booster improves skin health by removing dead skin cells

 CNP Anti-irritant Complex

AHA and BHA are the acids commonly used in most exfoliants. Not so in CNP’s products. PHA is hypoallergenic and is less irritating as there is no rubbing or massaging required to remove dead skin cells. In addition, the Booster contains Panthenol and Allantoin, ingredients that soothe and reduce any opportunity of skin irritation. What you get is radiant skin without the redness.

Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) Complex

This Complex contains hypoallergenic ingredients such as Sodium PCA, Trehalose, Glucose, Urea and Allantoin which helps to maintain skin health and retain moisture. They are all safe for sensitive skin.

 APPLICATION METHOD

An appropriate amount is evenly spread on face prior to using toner.  The Invisible Peeling Booster is used after washing face in morning and evening on a daily basis.  No rinsing or wiping is required.

THE RESULT: CRYSTAL CLEAR SKIN

Our skin lacks the ability to self-exfoliate, hence dead skin cells build up over time.  As a result, skin begins to look dry, dull and aged. What’s more, when keratin builds up, skincare products will have difficulty penetrating beyond the skin. 

Experience 7 remarkable skin improvements after using CNP Laboratory Invisible Peeling Booster for 7 Days:

1-      Boost Dead Skin Cell Removal – PHA removes dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and normalize the cycle of dead skin cell generation without irritation.

2-      Refine Skin Tone – Skin texture is smoother when skin maintains hydrated after peeling through the moisturizing action of NMF complex.

3-      Increase Skin Transparency – Removing of the dead skin cells, improving the blood circulation in facial skin and improving the dull skin tone.

4-      Brighten Skin Tone – Cordyceps Sinensis extracts boost overall skin health and improve skin is radiance.

5-      Long Lasting Hydration – Peeling can be drying, the moisturizing system contains Panthenol and the NMF complex improves the ability to maintain moisture skin deep. 

6-      Regulate Sebum – Skin produces less by-products resulting in an unconducive environment for blemish to form.  Skin oil & moisture balance is achieved.

7-      Reduce Redness – Allantoin is an anti-inflammatory agent which reduces redness in skin tone and skin sensitivity.

Peeling is the first step in a skincare regime after cleansing. It enhances the efficacy of the products that follow on.  The Invisible Peeling Booster causes minimal stress to skin and is gentle and mild, perfect for your daily regime.  It is used daily after skin is cleansed, the skin and moisturizes at the same time. 

 The Invisible Peeling Booster is available exclusively at Guardian Health & Beauty Stores and CNP website.

CNP’S MOST RECENT AWARDS FOR INVISIBLE PEELING BOOSTER

In Style “Style Beauty Awards 2014”

Sure Magazine “14th Sure Beauty Awards 2014

Thank you CNP Singapore for the product for review!

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Ena

Watsons Exclusive DHC Skincare delivers hydration, clarity & pore care for your skin

Hi Loves!

A few months back, I attend a Watsons and DHC media launch to learn more about DHC Japan’s eight new products to provide aqua goodness, effective cleansing solutions, combat excessive sebum, and help fight pesky pore concerns.

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The new range of products includes the Placenta2 Hyaluronic4 Watergel, Face Wash, Water-friendly Cleansing Oil F1, Rich Eye Zone Care Pack and the Pore Range. The new products focus on being natural, mild yet effective and are all free of colorant, fragrance, and paraben to provide optimum results without stripping the skin of its natural healing properties.

I enjoy using DHC’s Placenta2 Hyaluronic4 Watergel, which is a lightweight moisturizing gel to hydrate my skin after cleansing and toner and before my makeup.

More about the various products below!

DHC Skincare Launch 001DHC Placenta2 Hyaluronic4 Watergel (200ml, SGD 39.90)

A lightweight moisturizing gel, DHC Placenta2 Hyaluronic4 Watergel is formulated to provide optimum benefits to the skin. The product includes two kinds of placenta extracts to bring out clarity in skin, four kinds of hyaluronic acids for moisturisation, ceramide to act as a barrier from impurities, two types of collagen, elastin and proteoglycan for firmness and elasticity. It is the perfect solution to get hydrated skin with just one drop to seal in all the moisture.

DHC Skincare Launch 002DHC Water-friendly Cleansing Oil F1 (150ml, SGD 29.90)

Say goodbye to double cleansing with DHC’s Water-friendly Cleansing Oil F1 that acts as both a makeup remover and facial cleanser. It is a convenient and effective solution to remove makeup and cleanse pores while preventing dryness and roughness of the skin. The Water-friendly Cleansing Oil F1 efficiently removes even the toughest waterproof mascara, eyeliner and stubborn blackheads gently without having to subject your skin to harsh abrasions. The combination of ingredients such as licorice derivative and aloe extract prevents roughness of skin while virgin olive oil and squalene produces a moisturising effect, leaving skin feeling moist and supple after use.

DHC Skincare Launch 003DHC Face Wash (200ml, SGD 36.90)

Featuring purifying rosemary and various plant-derived moisturizing ingredients with low stimulus cleansing components which condition the skin to a smooth and moisturising texture, the mildly acidic and milky medicated face wash has a pH balance that is close to that of regular healthy skin. DHC Face Wash thoroughly removes dirt and dead skin cells without stripping the skin of necessary sebum while providing moisture. This mild yet effective product is especially suitable for users with dry or sensitive skin.

DHC Skincare Launch 004DHC Rich Eye Zone Care Pack (6 packs, SGD 23.90)

The DHC Rich Eye Zone Care Pack is a specially shaped eye mask sheet which cares for the corner of the eyes, eyelids and under-eye area in a single application. The care pack contains four kinds of multi peptide – Acetyl hexapeptide-8, Penta peptide-18, Acetyl decapeptide-3 and Ogligo peptide-20 to fight wrinkles caused by dryness. It also contains nano collagen, nano hyaluronic acid, nano elastin and virgin olive oil to provide moisture to the eye area. Featuring an airy sheet that is soft and gentle on delicate eye areas, the mask fits flexibly to cover both top and bottom eyelids and the corner of the eyes. This allows the mask to infiltrate beauty essences deep into the keratoid layer immediately upon application. This product is especially suitable for users concerned about wrinkles around the eye area caused by dryness and sagging.

DHC Skincare Launch 005DHC Pore Range

The new DHC Pore Range consists of four products – Pore Face Wash, Pore Lotion, Pore Essence and Pore Milk. Each product carries a unique function to help users fight elements that cause enlarged, saggy and clogged pores. The DHC Pore Range contains no artificial fragrance and instead consists of a natural citrus based formula that includes extracts of rum bud, calendula officinalis, mandarin orange skin, grapefruit skin, lemon skin and orange fruit to give off a light and soothing citrusy scent.

DHC Pore Face Wash (120g, SGD 24.90)

Designed to dissolve and remove oxidised sebum dirt that clogs pores, the Pore Face Wash contains fine baking soda powder to provide a gentle scrub wash texture that washes away keratin plugs. This ultra foaming wash also contains mild peeling ingredients, France brown algae and plantago major to brighten skin and plant-based ingredients like glycerin glucoside and trehalose derivative to lock- in moisture levels in the skin. In addition, the presence of olive leaf extract, which is high in anti-oxidant, protects the skin from elements that cause damage and gives off a refreshing sensation. The product, which comes in a paste-like consistency, is recommended for all skin types and can be used selectively on affected areas.

DHC Pore Lotion (120ml, SGD 31.90)

The Pore Lotion features a nano-micell delivery carrier system that helps discharge beauty ingredients into inner skin layers more effectively. The lotion also contains mushroom extract and PCA zinc that acts like an astringent to help tighten pores, provide moisture and suppress sebum production.

DHC Pore Essence (20G, SGD 34.90)

The DHC Pore Essence on the other hand, features a micro capsule delivery carrier system that detects ion imbalance within the skin, and discharges beauty ingredients where necessary. This helps the products to effectively react and discharge the ingredients to troubled skin areas. The DHC Pore Essence also contains mushroom extract that acts as an astringent to tighten and moisturize pores, Vitamin E derivative to provide enhanced antioxidation, anti- inflammatory, and sebum absorption powder to absorb excessive sebum and sweat.

DHC Pore Milk (80ml, SGD 31.90)

The Pore Milk similarly features the micro capsule delivery system and contains ceramide VI – the same beauty ingredient contained in milk that normalizes turnover. Beauty ingredients – African whitewood tree bark extract helps control oil while Japanese rose fruit extract helps fight blemishes and oxidization, acts as an astringent, conditions dead skin cells, moisten pores and promote elasticity and melanin production.

The Pore Lotion, Pore Essence and Pore Milk contain artichoke leaf extract to promote metabolism and moisture to help tighten enlarged, saggy and clogged pores and increase elasticity and firmness. The presence of vitamin C derivative in these three products helps to control sebum to clarify and brighten the skin. Furthermore, these products contain oxyresver atrol – an anti-oxidation, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory ingredient and are all suitable for users with oily and combination skin.


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I recommend DHC products if you re looking for natural, gentle/mild skincare. The new range of DHC products are exclusively at selected Watsons stores island wide.

Thank you Watsons, DHC Singapore and Touch PR for the event invite and products for review.

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Ena

Singapore's Lifestyle Blogger ☀