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.

Lunar New Year Outfits_0006 Lunar New Year Outfits_0007 Lunar New Year Outfits_0005C/MEO Begin Again Dress, available here. Paired with Free People Strappy Back Bra, similar here.
Lunar New Year Outfits_0000 Lunar New Year Outfits_0001 Otw for Casio’s recent Exilim TR70 media launch in Maryling’s asymmetrical printed silk dress. Lunar New Year Outfits_0002I simply love the edgy asymmetrical design and modern, vibrant print and colours!
Lunar New Year Outfits_0009 Lunar New Year Outfits_0008Also donned this outfit for a corporate shoot for work! You can find a similar dress on Maryling’s e-store here.
Lunar New Year Outfits_0004 Lunar New Year Outfits_0003Dressed again in a Maryling dress, this time in a pink dress in lovely pastel pink, unique fabric and a feminine silhouette, find similar here.

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.

Marie France Venus Freeze 2In the changing room.

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.

Marie France Venus Freeze 6Another smaller massage head.
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.

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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.

ASUS Zenfone Laser 2 6inch Full HD blog review 1 004Comparing the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 6.0-inch FHD phone on the right with my current iPhone 6 on the left. iPhone 6 is 4.7inch, so the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 6.0-inch FHD is a whooping 1.3inch inches bigger! The screen is also longer, wider and bigger for a more enjoyable video watching experience, woohoo!

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!
CNP Invisible Peeling Booster

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!

x

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Tous Floral Touch Fragrance Launch

Hi Loves!

Jewellery brand Tous that hails from Barcelona launched their fragrance Tous Floral Touch which is a sweet floral fragrance and it was a romantic affair, to say the least. The launch event was held at D’Good Cafe at Holland Village and we were treated to cupcakes, eclairs and fruit punch before being ushered to the 2nd floor where we learnt from Tous’ representative Mr Javier Bacallado Ucelay, about the story behind Tous and Tous Floral Touch. We were each given a cloth fan and taught the various sign language – how to flirt or say no with the fan, it was fun! Last but not the least we indulged in the photo taking of the new fragrance and the lovely packaging which were designed for picture photo moments. You’ll see! This perfume proves to be a feminine yet mature scent and is perfect for women who love a sweet floral fragrance with a touch of citrus and a musky base.

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Tous Floral Touch is introduced in the summer of 2015 after the original Tous Touch from 2006, Tous Sensual Touch from 2012 and Tous Touch Flower Edition from 2014. Tous Floral Touch is a sweet floral scent enriched with citrus opening and sensual musky base.

The composition opens with notes of mandarin, bergamot, lemon and violet leaf. Its sweet and spicy heart includes notes of tuberose, wild strawberry and ginger. The base ends with amber, cedar and musk.

The fragrance is available as 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette, in Sasa stores across Singapore.

Thank you Tous and Sasa Singapore for the launch invite and perfume for review.

x

Ena

Sweet Fix with Sophisca @ ION Orchard

Hi Loves!

I am sure you have come across, gifted or received sweets, candies and chocolates from Sophisca before. This candy store brand hails from Taiwan and is famous for their “Choco is better than sex” and some really crazy and funny packaging sweet treats. A few months back, I was invited for a blogger party and it was a such a joy to experience the party in store with cute decor and lots of sweet treats! Sophisca has a lot of cute sweet gift ideas for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and more, be sure to visit if your love ones has a sweet tooth. 😉

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Sophisca is located at Changi Airport Terminal 3, ION Orchard #B4-07 and at their newly opened outlet at Marina Square Shopping Mall #02-32.

Thank you Sophisca Singapore and Publicist PR for the invite.

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Ena

Holiday Glam with Laura Mercier

Hi Loves!

How’s your Christmas season coming along? 😉
Before the year comes to a close, I’d like to introduce you to a few of Laura Mercier holiday 2015 makeup and skincare sets. For the uninitiated, Laura Mercier is famous for their tinted moisturizers which give a light and super natural coverage. Christmas is just the time to stock up on some of their value sets, such as popular items like their Caviar Sticks!

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3 / Kiss of Colour Lip Glacé Collection

Laura Mercier Christmas 2015 Sets 0044 / Laura Mercier’s fail-proof, budge-proof Caviar Sticks, and with six to choose from in the Matte-to-Metal Holiday Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection

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5 / Master Class Colour Essentials Collection. This ultimate collection of eye and cheek bestsellers come in various textures and finishes for endless possibilities

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7 / Haute Lips Full Colour Lip Trio

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8 / A portable palette of 12 ultra-wearable, on-trend eye colours equal unlimited chic looks, thanks to the Sleek & Chic Eye Colour Palette

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11 / Crème de la Crème Luxe Body Cleanser Collection

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12 / Le Petite Soufflés Soufflé Body Crème Collection

For the full Holiday 2015 collection, visit Laura Mercier site here.

You can find Laura Mercier in Singapore at Tangs Orchard, Takashimaya, Robinsons Orchard & Sephora outlets.

Thank you Laura Mercier SG and Bolt PR for the press release and information.

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Ena

Combat skin woes with Etude House Moistfull White Mela Perfect Serum & Zero Sebum Line

Hi Loves!

A while back Etude House launched their Moistfull White Mela Perfect Serum, a whitening serum that promises to transform your skin from the inside out for a flawlessly radiant complexion. Along with the serum, Etude House also has a new, Zero Sebum Line to rescue all princesses from the dreaded sebum built up for beautifully matte skin, all day long! Zero Sebum Line features three products for a complete sebum-free solution that removes, controls and absorb sebum throughout the day.

Etude House Sebum Control 002The Moistfull White Mela Perfect Serum is a whit-ish translucent watery consistency serum which I apply after my toner and before my make up base. It is quite moisturising as well. I would recommend if you’re looking for an affordable moisturizing and whitening serum.

Key ingredients include Pearl and Lavender Extracts which correct blemishes and spots while kissing the skin with glowing radiance! Hyaluronic Acid and Hydrolyzed Collagen nourishes and further hydrates your skin to keep it ever youthful, supple and bouncing with vitality! A good dose of Vitamin C Derivatives helps to lighten your skin naturally, penetrating deep into skin for a luminous effect everyone will notice!

Etude House Sebum Control 001The Zero Sebum Line include 1. White Sebum Clear 2. All Day Matte Gel and 3. Drying Powder.

The Zero Sebum Line is equipped with active ingredients such as Sugar Polymer, Cotton Flower and Mixed Herb Extracts, the Zero Sebum Line effectively ensures your skin stays Sebum- free and pretty throughout the day. Sugar Polymer with Plankton Extract absorbs the sebum above the skin to help skin remain powdery all day long. The Cotton Extract prevents skin damage caused by sebum while the Mixed Herb Extract helps to relax and soothe skin, with an added antibacterial effect so that your skin gets the protection and care it truly deserves

Zero Sebum White Sebum Clear is to be used after cleansing and toning, on areas like forehead, nose and chin and it will dissolve white bumpy sebum without water.

Zero Sebum All Day Matt Gel is a finishing gel that contains natural organic grain powder, which collects and controls the sebum for all day long sebum-free skin. To be used as a finishing step in the mornings and evenings. Dispense an appropriate amount and apply softly on skin in an inward to outward motion.

Last but not the least, Zero Sebum Drying Powder is a Pact Powder that absorbs sebum without affecting make up. Contains Natural Mineral Powder (80%) that adheres onto skin texture to prevent caking. Tap on areas with sebum trouble after skincare or make up application. I like to use this powder on my nose and forehead after applying my foundation to matt-ify the areas. I recommend this if you have oily T-zones and want to minimize shine, you can apply in the morning and reapply throughout the day.

ETUDE HOUSE Moistfull White Mela Perfect Serum retails for $40. The serum and ETUDE HOUSE Zero Sebum Line retails for White Sebum Clear $19.90, All Day Matte Gel $19.90 and Drying Powder $13.90. all ETUDE HOUSE outlets in Singapore.

Thank you Etude House Singapore and Touch PR for the products for review.

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Ena

Unboxing ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 6.0-inch FHD, great for video watching on the go!

Hi Loves!

Are you looking for the perfect mobile video-watching gadget and companion? A phone that’s bigger than your current one yet not too heavy for your hands? Well, in this and two more upcoming blog post, I’ve got just the phone to recommend you! 😉

ASUS Singapore recently sent me their ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 6.0-inch FHD and here’s what’s in the box!
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A quick run through of the specifications of the phone, for those of you who like technical speak:

ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 6.0-inch FHD (ZE601KL) features a stunning hairline metallic finish, and is engineered with a  laser auto-focus as quick as 0.03sec for near-instant clarity, a  1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, dual 5-magnet speakers for up to 80% better performance, the latest Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 for unrivalled scratch-resistance, strength and everyday durability, and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor with 3GB fast memory. Dubbed as the best smartphone for entertainment, the mobile theatre, ZenFone 2 Laser 6.0-inch FHD (ZE601KL) is equipped with dual-SIM 4G connectivity, perfect for gamers and for those who love watching videos on-the-go. 

Are you as excited as I am after reading about this awesome phone?! I have already started watching Korean dramas (I am majorly obsessed with Korean dramas, in case you’re unaware, lol.) and boy, I am loving the wider screen and awesome audio experience! I can already imagine what will ensue when Mum starts to bug me for the phone for watching her Taiwan dramas… 😛

I’ll be sharing with you more photos and experience of the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser 6 inch FHD in the next two posts, stay tuned! 😉

The ZenFone 2 Laser 6.0-inch FHD (ZE601KL) is available at $379 from 19th December 2015 onwards at  at all ASUS authorised retailers, brand stores, M1, StarHub and Singtel.

Like ASUS Singapore Facebook Page for their latest news and exciting updates!: https://www.facebook.com/asus.sg

ASUS ZenFone Laser 2 6inch Full HD Product Page: https://www.asus.com/Phone/ZenFone-2-Laser-ZE601KL/

This is a sponsored review.

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Ena

Fall in love with Emily Fruit Crisps

The story of Emily fruit crisp is an interesting one. Business and life partners Emily Wong and Alex Ascani met in London. Alex studied in Singapore and it was on a trip back to Asia that they discovered how to make fruit crisp. Alex decided to name the brand after Emily, so he could bring Emily wherever he went and now, make the world fall in love with Emily… fruit crisps.

The fruit crisps come in banana, apple and pineapple flavours. All natural fruit ingredients with a touch of oil, no gluten, sugar or preservatives, very healthy and tasty.
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You can now buy them from Cold Storage and selected Guardian stores at $3.50 each (bigger packs, not the one in the photos).

Thank you Emily Crisps for sending these samples over.

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Ena

Clio Kill Cover Makeup Launch

Hi Loves!

If you haven’t already seen them in stores, Clio launched a series of Virgin Kiss Tension Lip colours with ambassador and popular Korean actress Gong Hyo Jin fronting the campaign! In addition to the Virgin Kiss Tension Lip colours, we were also introduced to Clio’s Kill Cover Founwear, cushion foundation and Tattoo Kill Brows, eyebrow marker and mascara at the media launch and preview. Virgin Kiss Tension Lip colours come in a black matte bullet with Gong Hyo Jin’s signature. The lip colours are trendy, pigmented and glides on smoothly, you only need to “do it just once!” (han bon man ha ja!)  I’m a huge fan of Clio’s liquid eyeliner, the best I’ve ever tried and generally am fond of the make up range for their easy on the skin formulation and colours that creates a trendy, sharp look.
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Clio Kill Cover Founwear comes in 03 and 04. 04 is a better match for my skin tone, although I can also wear 03 for a lighter skin tone. I like the formulation as it provides good coverage without being too thick and it’s also hydrating without being too dewy, with a matte finish.Clio Kill Cover Liquid Foundation, Virgin Kiss Lip Tension and Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow 008 Clio Kill Cover Liquid Foundation, Virgin Kiss Lip Tension and Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow 009 Clio Kill Cover Liquid Foundation, Virgin Kiss Lip Tension and Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow 010 Clio Kill Cover Liquid Foundation, Virgin Kiss Lip Tension and Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow 011 Clio Kill Cover Liquid Foundation, Virgin Kiss Lip Tension and Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow 012 Clio Kill Cover Liquid Foundation, Virgin Kiss Lip Tension and Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow 013 Clio Kill Cover Liquid Foundation, Virgin Kiss Lip Tension and Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow 014 Clio Kill Cover Liquid Foundation, Virgin Kiss Lip Tension and Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow 015 Clio Kill Cover Liquid Foundation, Virgin Kiss Lip Tension and Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow 016 Clio Kill Cover Liquid Foundation, Virgin Kiss Lip Tension and Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow 017For Clio’s Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow, apply on the marker on the brows the night before and brush on in the morning for colour that lasts all day.
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Thank you Clio Singapore and The PR People for the media demo preview and products for feature and review on the blog!

x

Ena

Bio-essence Deep Exfoliating Gel & Face Lifting Cream Extra Strength Review

Hi Loves!

I’m beginning to find my neck lines getting more defined, so it’s super timely that Bio-essence has launched an enhanced formula of their Face Lifting Cream to give women an extra lift, extra V shape facial contour.

Packed with Royal Jelly and Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), the new Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream promises to help achieve improvements in skin elasticity, reduction in wrinkle counts and instant facial contour reduction within 10 minutes of usage. Within just 3 consecutive nights of use, I had a reduction of 0.5cm along my jaw line/chin, pretty remarkable! 😳 I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for an effective lifting facial cream for the neck and lower face. 

Maximise the V-shape facial contour effect of the new Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream with Royal Jelly & ATP by using Bio-essence new Deep Exfoliating Gel (Oil Control) or Deep Exfoliating Gel (Sensitive Skin). I personally prefer sensitive skin formula as its gentler on the skin. 😌

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Products are available at selected Watsons stores. Thank you Bio Essence SG & @touchprandevents for the products for review!

Be sure to follow me on @ena_teo for more timely updates!

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Ena

Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur & Liquid Lips

Hi Loves!

This blog post and review is a little late in coming. Just in this year alone, I’ve published 170 articles and several more dozens to go and whilst I was preparing for another Etude House product feature and review post, I realized that I haven’t blogged about this from many months back, oops! It must have fell through the cracks, nonetheless it’s still not too late as these products are still on sale in stores. 🙂

To help you to achieve the perfect selfie shot, Etude House launched their Beauty Shot Face Blur (S$27.90) which acts as an all in one primer + foundation base, blurring out imperfections for a smoother skin texture. Also, to give an insta-colour to the face, pair your foundation with Color in Liquid Lips (S$17.90), a combination of lipstick, gloss and stain all in one. I call it the liquid version of Etude House iconic Dear My Wish Lips Talk, really and gloss gives a sexier pout on photos. What’s not to love? Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur and Liquid Lips 003 Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur and Liquid Lips 001 Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur and Liquid Lips 002 Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur and Liquid Lips 004Also grabbed a refill for my Any Cushion in Peach (Primer), Eyebrow Liner and Eyeshadow applicators during a members’ sale.

Thank you Etude House Singapore and Touch PR for the goodies for review!

x

Ena

Spice up the season with Stenders Christmas Gift Sets

Hi Loves!

We’re exactly a week away from Christmas, are you still on the look out for gifts? Then this is the last weekend to stock up on those gifts for love ones and yourself! I’d like to recommend these wonderful gift sets from Stenders; using ingredients from nature’s best creating soothing scents and textures, you’re bound to find gifts that’s suitable for the entire family and more.

Stenders Singapore Christmas 2015 003Stenders Singapore will add a touch of festive splendor by wrapping your beauty choices in their lovely gift box or bag.
Stenders Singapore Christmas 2015 001It’s awfully hard to resist this giftset that’s inspired by the timeless appeal of the pearls – sophisticated Pearl cosmetics line to care for delicately fragrant body wash and body care moments. A Pearl Jewel for your skin includes shower gel, body lotion & soap, $104.

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For those who enjoy a resplendent gold for a gift, get this Golden Treasure Gift Collection which will be sure to ring in a great year for the recipient too! $84.

Stenders is also selling lipbalms for $10, handcreams for $11, check out the full Christmas gift online catalogue on their site here. Check out the STENDERS Christmas collection in stores at STENDERS store, #03-75 Plaza Singapura

Thank you Stenders Singapore and Publicist PR for the information.

Merry Christmas folks!

x

Ena

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