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Of Hello Kitty Nail Wraps, Compartment Bags & More

Hi Loves!

Do you find that you have a hard time looking for the little things in your bags such as lipstick, thumbdrive and namecards? Do these little things get lost in your big bags? Well, that’s why Cloversac was birthed to be that nifty bag in your bag! I have mine in Emma 28, more about the specifications below.

Cloversac Bag Review 003A look at how Emma 28 looks like.

Cloversac Bag Review 004Cloversac’s Emma 28 fits nicely in my work bag from Charles & Keith.

NCLA Hello Kitty Nail Stickers 001 Cloversac Bag Review 001Whether it’s skincare tubes, bottles or pieces of papers, it’s so easy to organize and extract them from Emma 28 purse organizer.

Cloversac offers purse organizer in 2 sizes:

Detail Specifications of Emma 28

  • Dimensions : 11”L x 6”H x 5”W (28 cm x 15 cm x 11.5 cm)
  • Weight without centre compartment, side and base structure cards : 150g
  • Weight including centre compartment, side and base structure cards: 250 g
  • Number of internal side pockets: 6
  • Number of slots from middle compartment : 4
  • Number of external pockets: 3

Detail Specifications of Emma 22

  • Dimensions : 9”L x 5.5”H x 4.5”W (22 cm x 14 cm x 11.5 cm)
  • Number of internal side pockets: 5
  • Number of external pockets: 2
  • Number of slots from middle compartment (Removable) : 2

USD$22. What you see is what you get, definitely very user friendly and needful if you’re using a huge bag like LV’s Neverful and Longchamp bags. Purchase yours from their website here.

Are you wondering what the Hello Kitty stickers are? They’re NCLA Nail Stickers/Wraps!
NCLA Hello Kitty Nail Stickers 002I picked out 2 sets, one in Black and White, the other in the floral print which I love so much!
NCLA Hello Kitty Nail Stickers 003NCLA Tropical Floral Dot, S$23.
NCLA Hello Kitty Nail Stickers 004NCLA Hello Kitty Polka Dot & Stripes, S$23.

For the full range, visit their site here:
http://www.naturelova.com/hello-kitty/

NCLA is offering a special coupon code for my readers! Use “NCLAHK” to shop the series @ 20% off!!

Also, thank you Atlas Medispa for sending me this box of Rose-2 skincare for my birthday!
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Thank you Cloversac, NCLA & Atlas Medispa for sending products for feature & review!

x

Ena

Cute & Fun TheFaceShop Animal Character Masks

Hi Loves!

It’s December~!!! Are you planning a sleepover or trip with family and friends? I always like to enjoy mask time, and what’s more fun than to enjoy some skincare loving, with cute animal mask?! ^^V
2015-07-19 13.27.37Super stoked to uncover what TheFaceShop sent me this time!
2015-07-19 13.30.49Super cute character masks!!
2015-07-19 13.33.27There’s even a quiz to see which character suits you the most, kekeke. Get the Tiger if your mama is a Tiger Mum… Only if she’s ok with good humour! 😛

tfs_character_animal_mask 1437085701Sleepover Mask Photo credits NanaLady.com. I’m still saving my set for a sleepover session with friends!!! 😛

Containing Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen, the Character Mask Sheets delivers rich moisture to dry and flaky skin and are available in 5 unique animal characters: Sheep, Dragon, Panda, Tiger, Fox. They are also retailing in stores at SGD$3.90/pc.

Happy Masking!

Thank you TheFaceShop Singapore for the masks and love~ <3

x

Ena

Purple Hair @ Chez Vous

Hi Loves!

Well, a few months back I sported purple hair, just in case you missed it on my IG. I did it for Chez Vous’ look book – for a detailed explanation of how to achieve the look, check it out here! For all 20 look, see here.

What I learnt about sporting purple hair:
1. It required bleaching my hair 3x to get a blondish colour before dye-ing purple. It lasts for about 3 weeks before it all fades, leaving just a tad purple at the base.
2. A lot of people will come up to you and say “Wow, you’re so brave!” which I later figured out it’s a nicer way of saying, “Wow, that’s crazy!”. Yes, really. That said, it was a real conversation starter. People I’m not really close to at work/office will start conversations with my hair colour “Oh, it has faded? That fast?” “How do you maintain this!”.
3. Speaking of maintenance. Let’s just say that crazy coloured hair that requires bleaching your hair 3x is not for the faint hearted or the lazy (which I am, but for my hair… I was rather diligent..). I won’t bore you with the details, but if you are keen, maybe I will share another post of how diligent I was in hair maintenance, post purple hair. Honestly I won’t dare repeat such a feat without the trusted hair directors at Chez Vous. Leave the bleach on too long or too near your scalp and you might get burned. It will damage your hair, that’s for sure, but it’s how you lessen the damage during the colour and how you take care with post hair colour treatments, to give your hair some semblance of life…
4. Once in my life is enough. I don’t regret having my hair in a pretty purple, YOLO, guys. Gotta try it at least once! And if not now, then when? I don’t want to be 30, married with kids and sporting purple hair. Not judging those that do, just not something I’d do when I’m 30… I think.

Wow, didn’t know there was so much I had to share about my purple hair colour journey!

Some snaps from when I had purple hair!:
Crazy Purple Hair Chez Vous Blogger Review 001Getting my hair bleached 3 x…Crazy Purple Hair Chez Vous Blogger Review 002Till it was in a hair colour that reminded me of Naruto…
Crazy Purple Hair Chez Vous Blogger Review 003And having PURPLE hair. Omg guys.
Crazy Purple Hair Chez Vous Blogger Review 004 Yes that’s me, getting very amused seeing myself with fantasy like purple hair! Crazy Purple Hair Chez Vous Blogger Review 005Like is this for real? Is that my real hair? YES. FURREAL.
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Cue many selfies and looks with my brilliant purple hair:Crazy Purple Hair Chez Vous Blogger Review 009 Crazy Purple Hair Chez Vous Blogger Review 010I could be a Yakuza in my previous life. (Yearite…)
Crazy Purple Hair Chez Vous Blogger Review 011 Crazy Purple Hair Chez Vous Blogger Review 012Or I could just be me, but with purple hair! ^^

Went back for a treatment because Purple hair requires it. Rather, bleached hair requires maintenance, don’t say I didn’t warn ya!
Crazy Purple Hair Chez Vous Blogger Review 013 Crazy Purple Hair Chez Vous Blogger Review 014Purple hair + curls? Hair life doesn’t get any better than this right?
Crazy Purple Hair Chez Vous Blogger Review 015Love my purple hair curls!

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetThis was probably when I LOVED my purple hair colour the MOST. When it was fading and it was like Unicorn hair!!! <3 Alas, it only lasted about a week for this perfect hair colour. Am honestly amazed at girls who can maintain their pastel hair colour for like forever, HOW DO YOU DO IT?

Take part in this giveaway here! (P.S. It’s only until 15 Dec 2015)
[GIVEAWAY] Vote for your favorite makeover posted on our Facebook page to win attractive prizes (worth $350)! All you need is to Like, Share and leave us a Comment to tell us why this is your favorite makeover! 5 lucky voters will stand to win $150 Chez Vous service vouchers, and $200 worth of Kerastase latest luxury haircare range – RÉSISTANCE THÉRAPISTE. 

Thank you Chez Vous Singapore for having me as part of the 20 looks!!! Special thanks to hair director Jaime and brand manager Eugene!

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

x

Ena

TheFaceShop Ink Lipquid Review

Hi Loves!

Do you fancy lipsticks but sometimes wish they were more moisturising? Or perhaps you like lip gloss but wish they were less sticky and more pigmented?

THE FACE SHOP INK LIPQUID 001 Well, TheFaceShop make up creators definitely heard your wishes because they’ve come up with Ink Lipquid which promises to be Lipstick, Lip gloss & Lip Tint all in one, plus it’s super moisturizing. What I love about Ink Lipquid is that it delivers the colours while retaining its hydrating sensation and it has a sweet scent.

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3 Key Points of Ink Lipquid:

  1. Lasts for 12 hours with serum base moisture
    Maintains moisture on lips with 70% water base (*Clinical test complete)
  2. Color stain maintained for 12 hours
    Vivid colours that are long lasting on lips for up to 12 hours (*Clinical test complete)
  3. A light touch with the pen’s tip completes fully colored lips
    An ink pen tip like brush helps in application of colour, presenting a clear lip shape

The new Ink Lipquid is equipped with THEFACESHOP’s very own makeup technology- “Moisture Holding System”. This makeup technology helps maintain moisture with its water-holding ingredient.

In addition, the “Ink Staying Polymer” technology helps maintain fresh and clean make up through creating a light and transparent film layer that holds moisture and color.

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Overall I find that these Ink Lipquids appealing because of the moisturizing texture, scent and lasting tints, if you’re picking the lighter colours, you may have to swipe 2 layers, especially if you have darker lips like I do.

TheFaceShop Ink Liquids are available in stores island wide.

Thank you TheFaceShop Singapore for sending these Ink Lipquids over for review!

x

Ena

Roll, Protect & Treat with Remescar

Hi Loves!

Are you suffering from unsightly spider veins and you’re looking for a solution?

Remescar Silicone Scar Stick and Remescar Spider Veins, are here to save the day!

remescar spider veins and rememscar silicone scar stick 001 Fast, safe and easy to use, these products help to conceal or minimise the appearance of scars and unsightly spider veins respectively while protecting and treating the skin at the same time. I have tried these on my scars and they are lightweight and not sticky.

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 Available at Guardian, Watsons, Unity and major pharmacies, Remescar Silicon Scar Stick retails for $30 while Remescar Spider Veins retails at $40.

Thank you Remescar Singapore and Cindy from WOM PR for sending these scar savers over!

x

Ena

Black Friday Online Sales & Codes!

Hi Loves!

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

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

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

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

My favourite brands on REVOLVE:

LOVERS + FRIENDS

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FOR LOVE & LEMONS

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FREE PEOPLE

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THREE FLOOR

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RAYE

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>> REVOLVE Clothing <<

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

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>> MISSGUIDED <<

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

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

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>>  REISS <<

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

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

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


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

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

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

Happy Black Friday & Happy Shopping Loves! 

x

Ena

#ChezVousBeautyIsReal Makeover

Hi Loves!

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

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

The array of goodies for guests!
Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 001 Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 002Super cute & yummy cupcakes~
Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 003 Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 004Chocolates & a Chez Vous touch!
Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 005Professional photographer & set up for the before & after photos.Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 009Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 010Laughing a lot because of Sam & his crazy antics. Don’t you think he looks like a HK mafia of sorts? Most of the hair directors in Chez Vous are very charismatic & friendly!!
Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 015With Kara of TheWyldShop.com, an awesome place for Aussie fashion & Melissa.
Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 016Our best “Don’t mess with us” faces.
Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 017& smiling ones!
Chez Vous Makeover Challenge 018Thank you Chez Vous  & Make Up Store for the makeover & goodies!  The KMS Moist Repair is good!

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

x

Ena

Anna Sui Autumn Collection 2015

Hi Loves!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

x

Ena

Bub Ai Nails – Nails For K-Pop Stars

Hi Loves!

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

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

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

Check out more of her nail set creations:
Bub Ai Nails The Glamorous Factory Event 003 Bub Ai Nails The Glamorous Factory Event 004 Bub Ai Nails The Glamorous Factory Event 005 Bub Ai Nails The Glamorous Factory Event 006Close ups of the demo.
Bub Ai Nails The Glamorous Factory Event 008Final art work – isn’t it lovely? Love the blend of pinks, purples and pearl and diamante embellishments!

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

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

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

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

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

x

Ena

Tsubaki Extra Moist Range

Hi Loves!

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

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

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

Thank you Tsubaki and Sheena for the lovely afternoon~

x

Ena

L’Oreal’s Extraordinary Oil Haircare Range

Hi Loves!

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

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

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

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

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

x

Ena

MTG’s ReFa S Carat & Plosion

Hi Loves!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The PLOSION Carbonated Mist Handy set comes with:

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

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

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

x

Ena

Singapore Fashion Week 2015 Recap

Hi loves!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

x

Ena

Depend GelLack Start Kit for Safe & Easy Gelish Nails

Hi Loves!

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

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

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

Additional benefits of the Depend GelLack system:

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

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

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

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

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

Watch Depend GelLack How To Video here:

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

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

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

x

Ena

GlamPact, Cute & Customizable Makeup On The Go

Hi Loves!

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

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

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

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

Watch me unbox & talk about my GlamPact here!:

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

x

Ena

OSEA Natural Skincare Range

Hi Loves!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you Helen for the products for review.

x

Ena

Hydrate your skin for longer with Goodal Moisture Barrier Range

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

Hi Loves!

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

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

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

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

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

1.        Mt Seorak Water

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

2.         Mistletoe Moisture Complex Barrier

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goodal Moisture Barrier Cream 4
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The 3rd product in the range is
2b. Goodal Moisture Barrier Cream Fresh
is basically an alternative to the Cream. While the Cream is recommended for dry skin, Cream Fresh is for oily skin types. It has a snow-type texture (really does!) that melts into the skin and forms a refreshing moisture barrier. I love this product, the refreshing organic scent, snow like texture and how it keeps my skin hydrated for long hours through the night when I sleep and in the day while at work.

Goodal Moisture Barrier Cream Fresh 1 Goodal Moisture Barrier Cream Fresh 2 Goodal Moisture Barrier Cream Fresh 3 Goodal Moisture Barrier Cream Fresh 4

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

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

Let’s recap the Goodal Moisture Barrier Range Steps:

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

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

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

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

x

Ena

Slimming Massage Treatment with NouriFBC

Hi Loves!

First slimming session at Nourifbc

Introduction to Slimming by Nouri Face and Body Concepts

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

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

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

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

First slimming session at Nourifbc

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Steps of Slimming Massage treatment

Body brushing for Slimming

  1. Dry Body Brushing

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

Steam Blanket and Aromatic Compress For Slimming

  1. Steam Blanket and Aromatic Compress

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

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

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

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  1. Fat Mobilisation

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

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  1. Red Ray Slimming Therapy

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

Post Slimming Treatment Care

Post Slimming Treatment Care

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

Conclusion:

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

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

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

Slimming massage treatment at NouriFBC

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

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

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Nouri Face and Body Concepts

Blk 462,#01-53, Crawford Lane

Singapore 190462

Whatsapp: +6591994189

www.nourifbc.com

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Ena

Retro Days with MAC Wash & Dry Collection & Huggable Lips Collection

Hi Loves!

I may profess to be beauty junkie, but my level is no where near MAC’s. What do I mean? I mean they launch some 3-4 collections a month, (yes that’s about 1 a week, or sometimes simultaneously they launch 4 collections in a month). So by the time you’re reading this, the collections here are most probably sold out, since my blog posts are mostly belated reviews, heh. Nonetheless, some of the key basics like the foundations would still be there, and if you’re in love in sometime LE featured here, you can try it to find it on Amazon or Carousell! If all else fails… Visit the shop to ask for similar colours, or buy something new from their current collections. 😉

Anyhoo, read on to check out what went down in store on the day Smita and I went to check out Beno (MAC’s makeup artist) working magic on the model with Wash & Dry collection and of course also checking out the then new Huggable Lips collection. 😀

MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 001Beno highly recommends this as a skin prep all over the face before foundation. He says this is particularly good for models when they come in with dull skin, it helps to perk, brighten and hydrate their skin.

MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 002Beno also swears by Lightful C softening lotion(toner), a rather new product launched this year, Beno says that this product with Vit C helps to brighten the skin. 

MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 003MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 004MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 005Beno applied Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof foundation on the model with a brush.
MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 006Already with a bright pop or green eyeliner on, Beno applies a more subdued lip colour on the model.

MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 007From the Huggable Lips collection.
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MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 009Enhancing the eyeliner. MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 010Now checking out the Wet & Dry collection. I love the psychedelic coloured packaging! Super gorgeous and trendy orange and golds.MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 011Smita lovesss the highlighter Beno applied on her.

MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 012And the super gorgeous Wash & Dry collection. Really love the 2 face foundation brush.

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Now on to the Huggable Lips collection! These lipsticks are amazing. They give your lips a very bouncy feel and wet look. I have no idea how that is huggable. And I super love the sleek lip bullet, a change compared to the usual MAC lip bullets. Much prefer this actually!MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 014 MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 015MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 016 MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 017With the super cute bear mascot!

MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 018And the MAC makeup expert Beno, follow him on IG @benolim!

MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 020 MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 021I love the nude colour Soft Talkin’ and #MLBB (my lips but better) colour in All In.
MAC Wash & Dry MAC Huggable Lips 019Thank you Smita for the invite and MAC Cosmetics Singapore for having us! Also be sure to check out Smita’s beauty blog here, you’ll learn tons of expert tips from her too!

*Bonus Round* lol

Brunch at Paul Singapore 001 Brunch at Paul Singapore 002 Brunch at Paul Singapore 003 Otw to meet Smita, feeling camera trigger happy. Also love the ombre lips I did for the day! 😛Brunch at Paul Singapore 004With Smitaaa <3

Brunch at Paul Singapore 005My omelette at Paul’s.

Brunch at Paul Singapore 006Smita’s Beef Tar Tar.

So I left/dropped my wallet at Paul’s Takashimaya and the staff kept it for me. THANK GOD.  Awesome food and staff here, definitely will go back again. <3

Makeupstore Artist Plexi Gloss LipglossSo we walked around Sephora and chanced upon the launch of Makeupstore’s Artist Plexi Gloss/lipgloss and I won the sample set and a pouch and a lip over. #Blessed. It’s true I am very blessed at winning lucky dips. 

Makeupstore Artist Plexi Lip Gloss Review

Here we are with our lip overs. I chose a bright red and I do love the lip gloss that gave very good hydrating and pigmented coverage without the typical sticky feeling.

Hope you enjoyed this post! Follow me on IG @ena_teo for my updates! 😉

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Ena

Pink Hair for Hope with Hairdreams Singapore

Hi Loves!

You might have noticed the pink streaks in my hair since last week. I paid a visit to Hairdreams Singapore to experience and share about their ‘Pink Hair for Hope’ campaign and hair creation package which costs $80, and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation and is available for the whole month of October.

This includes the application of the stripes, wash and blow dry, and subsequent removal at the salon. This hair creation lasts up to three months, giving those in support a chance to spread the awareness of the support for Breast Cancer.

The last time I had coloured streaks hair extensions was when I was 21… For a rock & roll themed bday party. 💁😎✊😆 I’m glad that the extensions I have now is for an even more meaningful cause!

For more information and appointment booking, visit www.hairdreams.com.sg, or call 6653 5500. Hairdreams is located at: 51 Cuppage Road #01-09, Singapore 229469 / Tel: 6653 5500

Thank you Publicist PR & Hairdreams Singapore for having me, I am glad to lend my support this meaningful campaign.

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Ena

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