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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!

x

Ena

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!

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

x

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

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!

Laura Mercier Christmas 2015 Sets 0011 / Glam to Go Cheek, Eye & Lip Travel Case. It even comes with a bronzing powder for contouring and a clutch-friendly Lip Glace in Sparkling Daiquiri for sneaky touch-ups.Laura Mercier Christmas 2015 Sets 002 2 / In the Glow Highlighting TrioLaura Mercier Christmas 2015 Sets 003

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.

x

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!

x

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

Stenders Opening at Plaza Singapura

Hi Loves!

In case you haven’t heard, Stenders, a popular body care brand from Northern Europe is now in Singapore! I attended the store’s grand opening a while back. Their products focuses on showering, bathing and body care rituals. Fans of long showers or baths will be sure to take delight in their wide range of handcrafted soaps and bath bubble balls that makes the brand unique

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Stenders store opening 001Seriously, those european models are sooo tall!

After the opening, I had dinner with the girls at Cathay’s Assembly Ground, nice truffle fries, decent pasta and pricing, great company! :

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Be sure to check out my next post for Stender’s Christmas Gift options!

Thank you Stenders Singapore & Publicist PR for the invite!

x

Ena

Create Picture Perfect Moments with Mederma

Hi Loves!

Festive season is here and Mederma sent over a lovely package of their Mederma Proactive (scar removal) gel and Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy Cream along with a DIY hot cocoa set! Mederma Christmas 2015 001 Mederma Christmas 2015 002Mederma promises skin as smooth as marshmallows… and those marshmallows are yummy!
Mederma Christmas 2015 003Create picture perfect moments with Mederma.

Mederma Proactive Gel and Stretch Mark Therapy Cream are available for sale at Guardian stores in Singapore.

Thank you Mederma SG and The PR people for sending this lovely package my way!

x

Ena

Celebrate Christmas with Estee Lauder & Origins

Hi Loves!

Every year Estee Lauder & Origins celebrates Christmas and the season of giving with awesome gift sets. Over afternoon tea at Salt Grill and Bar, we had the chance to preview the holiday collections. Scroll down below for some lovely Christmas gift ideas! 😉
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Estee Lauder Origins Christmas Afternoon Tea at Salt Grill Bar ION 005“… an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them.”
Estee Lauder Origins Christmas Afternoon Tea at Salt Grill Bar ION 002Our afternoon tea venue at Salt Grill & Bar was decked out with these lovely festive themed banners & gift sets.
Estee Lauder Origins Christmas Afternoon Tea at Salt Grill Bar ION 001Filled with skincare, fragrance & makeup.
Estee Lauder Origins Christmas Afternoon Tea at Salt Grill Bar ION 003Precious mini fragrance set. Estee Lauder Origins Christmas Afternoon Tea at Salt Grill Bar ION 004Skincare gift set to pamper the woman you love.
Estee Lauder Origins Christmas Afternoon Tea at Salt Grill Bar ION 009Brilliant Nights Makeup Collection, comes with evening bag and 6 beauty items worth $440, available for $80 with $50 purchase.
Estee Lauder Origins Christmas Afternoon Tea at Salt Grill Bar ION 012It’s not that easy to look cool with your hands to your ears, hehe.
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Estee Lauder Origins Christmas Afternoon Tea at Salt Grill Bar ION 010Origins is not to be outdone, with a huge variety of skincare gift sets. I love travel size gift sets that are perfect for travels.

Estee Lauder Origins Christmas Afternoon Tea at Salt Grill Bar ION 011Estee Lauder’s Color Edit, worth $720, $99 with $120 purchase. Includes 20 colours including 3 full size lipsticks and a set of travel size skincare essentials. For Estee Lauder’s full holiday catalogue, visit their microsite here.
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Estee Lauder Origins Christmas  001Be sure to check out Estee Lauder’s Modern Muse Le Rouge, a fruity floral oriental scent. A beautiful blend of rich roses, ripe fruits and velvet cream, fans of the original Modern Muse fragrance will not be disappointed!

Visit Estee Lauder and Origins flagship stores at ION Orchard to grab their gift sets before they’re out of stock!

x

Ena

Delight your Love Ones with TheFaceShop Around the World Christmas Gift Sets

Hi Loves!

It’s the holiday season and TheFaceShop has the cutest travel theme gift sets for Christmas! Aptly titled “Around The World”, you can opt for the Paris, New York & more gift sets for family and friends~

Let’s take a look, shall we?
TheFaceShop Christmas 2015 Gift Sets 001Super cute travel theme suitcase and giftbox, it feels like it’s travelled the world with all the country themed stickers and landed on my doorstep, I love it!
TheFaceShop Christmas 2015 Gift Sets 002From Around The World New York($24.90) you have these adorable hand creams in Mango, Avocado & Cocoa flavours. How cute are they???
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TheFaceShop Christmas 2015 Gift Sets 004From Around the World Paris set, we have Cleansing foam and 2 rice masks, $18.90.
TheFaceShop Christmas 2015 Gift Sets 005Not forgetting, this Christmas, we have Christmas themed facial masks like Santa & Reindeer!
TheFaceShop Christmas 2015 Gift Sets 006There’s definitely a gift set at TheFaceShop that you’ll find for your special someone~

For the full Christmas Catalogue, visit their FB album here. Christmas limited edition sets and items now on sale at TheFaceShop stores island wide.

Thank you TheFaceShop Singapore for these lovely gifts!

x

Ena

Best Priced Korean Beauty Products from Althea Korea

Hi Loves!

Today I am very excited to share about Althea Korea with all of you! Why? Because Althea Korean provides free shipping directly from Korea for orders above $50, has an authenticity guarantee on their products and best price match guarantee! Awesome right?

Althea Korea Laneige Skincare 003My order from Althea Korea includes Laneige skincare and came with many mini vials and sachets of samples!
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Althea Korea Laneige Skincare 002Loving my Laneige skin refiner (toner) ($27, u.p.$43), water bank essence ($40, u.p.$64) and Missha mascara ($3, u.p.$8)!

For Christmas, Use “XMAS-SG” for $7 off min $50 purchase and enjoy free shipping for $30 (u.p.$50)! Shop away at Althea Korea for yourself, your girlfriends & family~

Thank you Althea Korea for the gift box and products for feature on the blog~

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Ena

Celebrate a Magical Christmas with Etude House

Hi Loves!

Continuing my series of Christmas related blog posts is Etude House’s recent magical christmas blogger event where we learnt how to create a festive makeup look with the new Play 101 pencils and DIY Christmas themed nail art with Enamel-ting colours.

This Christmas, Etude House has a series of super cute food, fruits and dessert related cosmetics and body care sets. Scroll down for photos of the event and gift sets~ 🙂
etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 013Love the festive Christmas backdrop and cute packaging of the products!
etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 002Etude House Enamel-ting polish colours and LED lamp on the table for us to DIY our own gel nails!

etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 003The new Play 101 collection for this Christmas!
etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 004Swatches for the new Play 101 collection. These colours blend out really well for a beautiful eye look.

Getting my own nails done, by myself!:

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etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 007 etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 008 etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 009Proceeded to complete the rest of the fingernails! ^^ These are really super easy to apply, you will need a sponge to create the white gradient layer. After about 2-3 weeks, I could “peel” the gelish layer off my nails. There is an Enamelting gel nail soak off remover from the shop to safely remove the gel nail polish!
etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 010Everest’s really cute gelish nail design. etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 014Another set of pretty nail design! Sorry I can’t remember whose nails these are, oops!
etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 012 Cake scented tablets,  blusher and contour palette – adorable!!!

etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 016Thank you Etude House for having me at the Christmas blogger event! ^^
etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 017Etude House Loving Days Holiday Special Hand Cream Gift Set.

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etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 019Etude House Pudding Tint (lip tints) in Strawberry, Grapefruit, Apple, Apricot & Lychee colours & flavours, $13.90. These tints have a bouncy texture, amazing scent, gives long lasting colour and can also be applied on the cheeks.

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Thank you Etude House Singapore for the products for feature & review!

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Ena

Your girlfriend will love Anna Sui’s Romantic & Holiday Snow Christmas Collection

Hi Loves!

A while back I shared about Anna Sui’s Autumn collection and share a preview of their new Romantica fragrance. Today I’m back to share with you more about the Romantica fragrance and their Christmas, limited edition Holiday Snow collection!!!

Anna Sui Romantica ReviewIf fairytales were flowers, they will smell like Anna Sui Romantica fragrance – charming, fresh & fabulous~ I love everything about the fragrance, the sweet mesmerizing floral fruit scent, to it’s feminine & girly intricately designed packaging with gold floral details.

Classified as a Sparkling Floral, it is at once joyous and sensuous, lively and exciting. The top note opens with a floaty feeling of Calabria Bergamot, Mandarin Essence, Sparkling Pomegranate, and Watery Quince. It is giddy, it is glorious, it is like falling in love all over again.

Soon to be followed by Rose de Mai, Osmanthus Absolute, Jasmine Petals, and Orange Blossom, the romance builds to a crescendo, awakening a deeper sensuality. Water Lily and Peony Blossom add a touch of whimsy and freshness to the heart.

And then it settles with White Ceylon Cedarwood, Sheer Amber, Indonesian Sandalwood, and Creamy Musk.

Anna Sui Romantica 30ml: $68
Anna Sui Romantica 50ml: $93
Anna Sui Romantica 75ml: $119

Anna Sui Holiday Snow Thaw Heart ReviewAnna Sui’s Holiday Snow Collection offers 2 options, Frozen Love & Thawed Heart ($88 per collection), pictured.
Each collection comes with:
• Rose Cheek Color N 6g
• Lip Stick M 3g
• Color Powder 2.3g
• Box(Size: W150mm × H58mm × D103mm/Material: Wood, artificial leather)

Anna Sui’s Holiday Snow Collection comes in a very precious and attractive packaging which definitely makes for a great Christmas gift for your girlfriend. Priced at $88, it’s also a value set with 3 beauty products and a solid wooden casing which is super pretty!

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In addition of Holiday Snow collection, here are also some items on sale. Apart from the eyeshadow, they are all limited edition:

Screen Shot 2015-12-15 at 5.29.26 pmAnna Sui Smooth Eyeshadow in Metallic Pink, Metallic Beige & Metallic Gold. $19 each.
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Anna Sui mini moisturizing kit. $35/kit.

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Anna Sui Exclusive Gift Set featuring limited edition make up box, only at Takashimaya Level 3, $88 (worth $160).

Anna Sui Holiday Snow Thaw Heart & Romantica Perfume Review

Thank you Anna Sui SG & Luxasia for sending the products for feature & review!

Products featured are available at Anna Sui Cosmetics counters and departmental stores.

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Ena

E Pure Membranous Jelly Mask Review

Hi Loves!

Are you a facial mask lover? If you are, I am sure you are familiar with mask sheets which are popular in Korea and Taiwan, as well as Clay masks which are popular in US. But, have you heard about Jelly Mask? Well, I sure haven’t before I tried ePure Membranous Jelly Mask and I must say, it is a very special mask!
E Pure Membranous Jelly Mask Blogger ReviewePure Membranous Jelly Mask comes in a box of 3, with a spatula, $39.90 / box.

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Main ingredients include Alpha Arbutin, Seaweed Extract, Epure Natural Vanila Scent, Jojoba Leaf Extract, & Hyaluronic Acid – Triple Moist Complex (HA-TMC).

ePure mask boasts that after 25 minutes, it leaves the skin 60% more hydrated, 55% more refined and 52% brighter.

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Directions:
1. Apply jelly mask with the spatula, apply a thick layer 0.3-0.5cm.
2. Relax and leave on for 15-30 minutes.
3. Wash it off using warm water.
4. Mask can be apply to eyes area to lighten dark eyes circle.

Tips
For the first month of using éPure, use 3 times a week.
After the first month of using éPure, you can cut down on the frequency to once OR twice a week depending on the results that you are after.
Mask can be applied to eye area to lighten dark eye circles and problem area can apply thicker for better result.

My Review
I really enjoyed using the ePure jelly mask and can see why it has become quite the cult mask in Asia. Whilst the application requires more effort than a facial sheet mask, the experience is also correspondingly more refreshing. The jelly mask is translucent and clear from the sachet and after leaving it on for 30 minutes, it is as though the jelly absorbs all the oil and dirt from the pores that it becomes slightly cloudy when removed. The other remarkable quality of the mask is that it leaves the skin super refreshed, which can be accrued to the Hyaluaronic Acid which deeply hydrates the skin and leaving it supple for many hours.

PURCHASE NOW to enjoy the launching price of $49.90 (U.P.$59.90) for a pack of 5. Log on to www.epureskin.com.sg Or PM them on facebook.com/epureskinsg!
Email: info@epureskin.com.sg

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Visit my IG @ena_teo and take part in a current ePure mask Christmas giveaway!

Thank you ePure SG for sending the masks for review.

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Ena

 

The Body Shop Christmas Party

Hi Loves!

Christmas is literally just round the corner and I’ll be blogging about all things Christmas related these few days! ^^ The Body Shop hosted the first Christmas media preview (that I’ve attended, that is) which I think is more appropriate to call it a party, it was so much fun! After learning about all the new Christmas products for sale and the charity work The Body Shop is taking part in this Christmas, we went around the venue making Christmas themed souvenirs, food & drinks. Just thinking about it now makes me want to organize a similar Christmas party with a few friends and have fun! Enough of my introduction, scroll on for photos and captions! ^^

The Body Shop Christmas 2015 Media Preview 001DJ Yasminne was host and glistening in a beautiful golden dress.
The Body Shop Christmas 2015 Media Preview 002We walked down this black infographic path while also learning about striking information about water scarcity in some places that WaterAid is reaching out to.

For over 650 million people across the world, access to safe water is not even possible and around 1,400 people die each day from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.

This Christmas, The Body Shop is partnering with international charity WaterAid to help transform lives through access to safe water. For every specially selected gift bought, WaterAid can provide a family in Ethiopia with one day of safe water.
The Body Shop Christmas 2015 Media Preview 004Christmas cocktail drink counter.
The Body Shop Christmas 2015 Media Preview 005Mix fruits – fresh plum, apples & cranberries.
The Body Shop Christmas 2015 Media Preview 006Mix cocktail!
The Body Shop Christmas 2015 Media Preview 007 Raspberry or Apple? 🙂
The Body Shop Christmas 2015 Media Preview 008Rachel and My DIY bracelets for Christmas!
The Body Shop Christmas 2015 Media Preview 009DIY desserts in a “jar”.
The Body Shop Christmas 2015 Media Preview 010Desserts.
The Body Shop Christmas 2015 Media Preview 011Savoury quiches and food at Food for Thought at Botanic Gardens.
The Body Shop Christmas 2015 Media Preview 012This year’s The Body Shop NEW seasonal ingredient is the Frosted Plum! This is in addition to the Apple & Cranberry Christmas only limited edition ranges.
Feast your senses and indulge your body with the sweet, sophisticated extracts of plum from the orchard of Turkey. With an elegant blend of ripe plum, magnolia and peony notes, this special edition fruity floral range is an irresistibly indulgent skin treat, sure to get you in the festive spirit.

The Body Shop Christmas 2015 Media Preview 013 Fans of green tea can also take delight in the Fuji Green Tea range.

The Body Shop Christmas 2015 Media Preview 015Cute art deco style packaging on the front.The Body Shop Christmas 2015 Media Preview 014Lip & Cheek Stain Scarlet Starlet ($39.90), Swinging Silver Palette & Grooving Gold Palette ($36.90). I really love the eyeshadow palettes. The colour payoff for the eyeshadow palette is great. Swinging Silver gives a cooler, edgier vibe while Grooving Gold gives a warmer & glamourous look. These colours will also last you beyond the Christmas season, highly recommended! See the full Christmas limited edition make up collection here.

The Body Shop Christmas collections now in stores. Check out their Christmas promotions The Body Shop SG website here.

Thank you The Body Shop SG and WOM PR for the party invite & Christmas gifts!

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Ena

DCS Nutriderm Ultra Nutrition Range

Hi Loves!

Are you on the look out for anti-aging skincare for sensitive skin? Well, then DCS Nutriderm Ultra Nutrition is what you’re looking for!

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From the brand that harnesses the volcanic power of Jeju, DCS helps women to embrace youthful and dewy skin with its anti-ageing range, NUTRIDERM. Keeping away fine lines with the powerful anti-ageing properties of the rare Korean ginseng berry, this NUTRIDERM range is gentle on the skin and kind on the wallet.

 The Korean ginseng berry can only be harvested once every four years over a seven-day period, giving rise to its rarity and value. Its powerful anti-ageing properties make the Korean ginseng berry a prized ingredient in Korean skincare. DCS NUTRIDERM offers premium ingredients at a modest price.

Other than the Korean ginseng berry, another key ingredient that gives skin its dewy nature is Jeju’s volcanic seawater. Just like all DCS product ranges, the anti-ageing NUTRIDERM range is also infused with the pure, skin-loving water from Jeju, which repairs and regenerates the skin.

On top of the Korean ginseng berry and Jeju’s volcanic seawater, NUTRIDERM products contain other nature-based ingredients. Hypoallergenic and gentle on the skin, nature-based ingredients provide your skin with the care it needs without stripping the skin’s natural moisture.

Youthful, glowing skin has to be maintained and preserved over time – one must start incorporating anti-ageing products as soon as we can, as the skin starts to age naturally by the mid-twenties. 

If you wish to achieve a glowing, youthful appearance, NUTRIDERM presents four products to incorporate into your daily regime: Ultra Nutrition Toner ($33.50), Ultra Nutrition Ampoule ($53) , Ultra Nutrition Day Cream ($41), and Ultra Nutrition Night Cream ($41).

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My Review

Having tried DCS Nutriderm Ultra Nutrition range, I can attest that this range is suitable for sensitive skin, keeping the skin hydrated. Whilst the name sounds intimidating as “Ultra Nutrition” sounds like it is too rich for skin in the 20’s age bracket, DCS Nutriderm Ultra Nutrition range and products are suitable for younger skin too. One of the key ingredient in the range is Korean Ginseng Berry for its anti-aging properties, so there is a discernible Ginseng scent in the range. I expect that this range will be more popular with older women, or women who loves a luxurious herbal ginseng scent. If you’re on the lookout for anti-aging skincare for sensitive skin, I would recommend DCS Nutriderm Ultra Nutrition range.

 DCS Nutriderm Ultra Nutrition range is now available at selected Watsons stores.

Thank you DCS Singapore & Media Flair PR for sending the range over for review.

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Ena

Ceramiracle Supplement for Youthful Skin Review

Hi Loves!

Do you believe that beauty comes from within? No, I don’t just mean being kind and loving, I mean beauty comes from what you feed your body, which reflects on your skin!

If you feel like your skin needs that extra booster, today I’d like to share about Ceramiracle, the result of a collaboration with Ceramiracle Australia and CIT Korea, Ceramiracle is an anti-ageing and whitening line of supplements and skin care products developed for the Asian skin.

Ceramiracle Blogger Review 001The brand’s first product to debut is Ceramides Skin Supplement, a premium and advance anti-ageing formula featuring two patented ingredients backed by four clinical studies. At just one capsule a day, Ceramides Skin Supplement can dramatically increase skin hydration, reduce fine lines, brighten and even skin tone in 15 days. A world’s first, Ceramides Skin Supplement also contains a standardized gynostemma pentaphyllum extract specially developed by Tek Eight.
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KEY INGREDIENTS

Ceramosides® – patented extract containing a highly concentrated complex of phytoceramides and digalactosyl diglycerides (DGDG). Ceramosides® is clinically proven to improve skin hydration and skin texture in just 15 days.

PhytoflOral® – patented white tomato extract standardized for the colourless carotenoids phytoene and phytofluene, PhytoflOral® is clinically proven to brighten and lighten skin tone by resisting sun damage and inhibiting melanin synthesis.

Gynostemma (Jiaogulan) – a traditional Chinese longevity herb, gynostemma is rich in flavonoids and gypenosides that have been studied for its function in reducing collagen degradation, preventing UV-induced damage and cell death.

Pine bark extract – a powerful antioxidant that improves skin ageing signs by increasing skin elasticity and hydration.

Hyaluronic acid – a vital component of skin structure, hyaluronic acid supports skin moisture, suppleness and elasticity.

L-Glutathione – an important antioxidant in humans, L-glutathione delays skin ageing with a skin-whitening effect.

DIRECTIONS
Take one capsule after food once daily.

MY REVIEW
I have completed the entire bottle and while it is hard to discern if my skin has gotten lighter and more hydrated because my skin is not very dark and dry to begin with, what I do like is that Ceramiracle has helped to strengthen my skin and nails, my nails are usually brittle but it has become strong and does not chip. The supplement comes in a flavourless capsule form and is easy to digest. If you are looking for a skincare supplement for skin lightening and hydration, I recommend that you give Ceramiracle a try!

 

CERAMIRACLE Ceramides Skin Supplement is available islandwide at Guardian pharmacies. It retails at S$89.00/bottle ($82 on Guardian website, at the point of writing this article) of 30 capsules. You can also purchase directly from their website here.

Thank you Ceramiracle & Access Comm for the supplement for review.

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Ena