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NEW ZA Rich-Glam Liquid Rouge Bloggers’ Event & Review

Hi guys! 😀

A while ago I attended ZA’s Rich-Glam Liquid Rouge Bloggers’ Event
and here’s snippets of how it went! 😉

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The entire hall was decked out in varying hues of pink with black accents,
with lots of “Fun Facts” about lips
and booth activities/games for us bloggers to take part in, including match the cards and
“My Lip Personality”!

Speaking of which, my reading is as such:

“Bow-shape lips”
Personality
You are an expressive, seductive person who likes to fly with her own wings.
You pursue the things you love fearlessly and speak your mind..

Love Life
You need someone who stimulates you both mentally and physically.

Celebrities
Hayden Panettiere, Reese Witherspoon

About 80% true. 😉

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On my lips: a light coat of ZA Rich-Glam Liquid Rouge in RS481, Deep Pink.

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Go sexy with pink or demure with beige? 😉

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8 New Shades that flatters Asian undertones 

My Review of the NEW ZA Rich-Glam Liquid Rouge

I personally find the new liquid rouge a very unique blend of lipgloss and lipstick.
Imagine your favourite lipstick, now in liquid consistency.
It is unexpectedly non sticky, unlike how some lip gloss is and it has pretty decent staying power,
up to half a day, like the regular lipsticks.
It’s formulation is inspired by ladies who desire the shine of lip gloss with the pigmentation of lipsticks! 😉

At $18.90 a pop, in stores from 30 Jan 2014.
ZA can be bought at most Watsons stores island wide in Singapore. 😉

x

Ena

My Morning Beauty Routine!

Hello my lovelies!

Morning Skincare Beauty Routine

Check out my usual face, at work, with no filter! 😛

Today I’m sharing a vlog of my current morning beauty routine! It’s a video that I’ve been wanting to do for the longest time, every morning as I run through the same routine, I imagine how fun it will be to share my experience and tutorial with all of you! So FINALLY here it is! 😀

I didn’t state on the video, I have combination skin; normal with oily T-zone and I’m concerned with enlarged pores on nose and cheeks area. So acne-care, hydration and whitening (lightening of blemishes) is important to me in my skincare. I also take care that all the skincare and make up products I use are non-comodegenic (does not clog pores). I’ve been using this range of products for about a year now. Also, I’m 23 going 24 this year. So skincare products for me have to be affordable as much as it is effective. As for make up, I believe in paying more for good quality foundation, blusher and eyeliner. While lip colour can be bought at cheaper prices (usually they are priced cheaper too) as I usually change my lip colour everyday depending on my mood and what I wear.

Products featured, in sequence:

Skincare:
Johnson & Johnson Clean & Clear Deep Action Cleanser with Microbeads
Johnson & Johnson Baby Cooling Powder (Back)
Johnson & Johnson Clean & Clear Essentials Oil Control Toner
Hada Labo Whitening Lotion
Hada Labo UV Whitening Emulsion

Make Up:
Estee Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer
Estee Lauder Double Wear Moisture Powder Stay in Place Makeup
Estee Lauder Pure Colour 01 Violet Underground Cyber Metallic
Maybelline Impact Express Smooth Felt Liner
Star Lash Golden Ratio Eyebrow Pencil
The Face Shop Lovely ME:EX Cushion Blusher in Coral
Mentholatum Q-10 Lip Gel / Maybelline Baby Lips
Etude House Lipstick in Coral (Not sure what range it falls under, bought it on offer in 2013)

I say “mmm-mhmm” too much in the video.

I will film another “My Night Beauty Routine” soon as well as
“My Top 10 Holy Grail Beauty Products” videos so do look out for them! 😉

Let me know if you have any other good video ideas that I can do! 🙂

Some pics I took the day I filmed the video:

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Here with my pretty colleague Irene at work! ^^

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And another one with Shirley at Toastbox, heh.

x

Ena

P.S. This is not a sponsored video.

Jean Yip R6 & Clarity Facial Review

Many readers come across my blog because they googled “New York Skin Solutions (NYSS) Review” and read my blog post about it.

However, after completing 20 facial sessions at a hefty price of averaging $110/facial, I decided that NYSS facials are too costly,
hard to book (they advertise a lot and get a lot of clients and hence busy schedule), and that my skin condition has improved markedly and thus I don’t need to continue such an expensive package with them.

I had the chance to enjoy a complimentary Jean Yip R6 facial, which is customized and originally priced at $488, thanks to Clozette.com
and Jean Yip for running a Clozette members’ privilege (Now closed).

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My review of Jean Yip R6 Facial is that it is very good. I tried it a few months back at the Plaza Sing branch and it was a really in depth cleansing treatment.  My beautician is Mandy and she’s got good skills. That’s the main reason why I decided to sign up for a facial package with them, not the R6 package ($488/facial) as it is too costly for me at the moment. To me, the most important thing for a facial package is – affordability/price followed by the skills of the beautician. A basic one would suffice for me, as I am still young and my skin just needs basic cleansing and maintanance at the moment, now that most of my acne issues have cleared.

As a big fan of facials, I believe in facials because they have indeed helped me to improve my then acne prone skin condition and now, help me to maintain a relatively acne clear skin condition and given me so much more confidence in life. But, I am a young adult, with bills and study loans to pay, so I feel the pinch and I do not enjoy paying the hefty price to each facial even though I know it helps my skin condition.

Therefore I signed up for the Clarity facial at $90/facial for 10 sessions and that is a discounted rate because I told them I wanted the cheaper package, one that would meet my budget and needs. I have completed two sessions of the Clarify facials, I am satisfied with the services of Jean Yip (Plaza Sing branch) in terms of the scheduling, follow up and beautician’s service rendered. I don’t think there is any major difference treatment result on my skin compared to the basic facial package by NYSS thus Jean Yip would be more value for money in terms of a more basic facial treatment, and have better scheduling experience.

I still feel that $90/facial is expensive because with $90, there’s so many other things I can spend it on; have several good meals or 1-2 pieces of clothings/shoes. But that said, like many girls, beauty comes at a price, and for the treatment and service provided by Jean Yip, I would still say that it is an investment. Expensive, but necessary to me. I will still continue to be on a lookout for alternative facial providers of the same effectiveness/service standard but at a lower price. Consumers these days are hard to please indeed. 🙂

Have you tried Jean Yip R6 or Clarify or their other facials? What’s your review and/or verdict? Share with us! 🙂

x
Ena

#LaterPost | Pink Party Bash!

About a month ago in November, I joined my ex-colleagues in Clozette/GlamAsia
to check out the Pink Party Bash!
It was one of the last projects that I was managing before I left,
so it was good to see it come to fruition. 😀

Here’s at the bash venue, St James Power House station… My pink outfit of the day!

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The highlight of the day was to see the models of the mix media nail art competition groups
who have prepared two months for this day!

Team 1 with Valerie Lim as model with a Alice in Wonderland theme:

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Team 2 with a garden fairy theme:Pink Party Bash 2013

Theme 3 with a Protect the Earth from pollution message:

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The 2nd team won and it must have been a tough decision as all of them did so well!
Go search #PinkPartyBash on Instagram for all the awesome pictures for that day! 😉

Here with my lovelies of the day, Cassandra a super creative nail artist who has all these pretty nail art designs! (She’s also a Clozette Ambassador, see her Clozette profile and blog),
Cherie (@cheriexsh) and Azleena (@azzychubby)!
You can thank me later for helping you make it easy to stalk them on Instagram. 😉

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One of the best part of the day was that we got to enjoy gelish nail services at $20 instead of the usual $50
and all the proceeds go to Breast Cancer Foundation Singapore! 🙂

Thanks to The Pink Room academy for organizing and Clozette for inviting!

xx

Ena

Copper Red Hair Dye @ XpectStudio Review

In the following 3 days,  I’ll be posting several reviews and photos of events in 2013 so I won’t have to bring them over to the new year! :’D

My elder sis won a hair dye voucher worth $100 and she passed it to me for use since she doesn’t dye her hair.

So I paid additional $51 to get my hair dyed!

The results? I loved it! It’s actually been about 2 months, since I dyed it in early November. (I know, I am a huge procrastinator in blogging :P). It’s originally copper red colour but now it’s only copper.

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That’s the head stylist on the left, Kazu!Ena Review Xpect Hair Studio @ Orchard International BuildingEna Review Xpect Hair Studio @ Orchard International BuildingI love how my newly dyed hair (then) made me look like an anime character, heh.

All in all, I found the services very good and the prices reasonable! If you want to get your long hair (like mine) dyed, I totally recommend it.

For  10% off their hair colouring services, quote “Jia En” And look for hair stylist Kazu! xpectstudio, Orchard International Building #01-09/10 Tel: +65 6735 9932

xx Ena

Collections Cosmetics Pop Diva Workshop

A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend Collections Cosmetics bloggers event! 😀

Introducing Collections Cosmetics which is a UK brand that is newly launched in Singapore!

Collection Cosmetics Pop Diva (SG Version)

Pop Diva Inspired Collection Cosmetics Singapore Model

The event is a Pop Diva inspired event where we attended a short introduction by the Make Up Room make up artists followed by a session where we apply the make up and then took photos which is on their

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Classic Pop Diva Inspiration Board, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.

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Picking up tips from the pro!
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Defining the eyes by lining them…

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With beauty bloggers Patricia of The Sweetest Sins blog and Jerlene of MusicalHouses blog!

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Here’s my modern interpretation of a Pop Diva look! 😉
It’s also on Collection Cosmetics SG page. 😀

In this look, I’m featuring purple, silver and dark grey eyeshadows using their Smokey Eyes palette & Trio Purple eyeshadow palette, Lasting Colour Lipstick in Sugar Plum, Cover & Go Foundation Duo, Lasting Perfection Concealer & a generous double layer of eyelashes, heh! 😛

Overall, I am impressed with the quality of the make up for its price tag! The Cover & Go Foundation Duo, Lasting Perfection Concealer had great coverage that was creamy without being sticky/oily. The eye palettes and lip colours were rich in their pigments. Overall, two thumbs up and I’m sure to purchase some of their products when the new lines are out, since they have kindly gifted a set for this collection! 🙂

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Collection Cosmetics Smokey Eyes palette, retails at $19.90.

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Work the Colour 07, retails at $14.90

Plum Perfection

Volume Sensation Lipstick, retails at $9.90.
No image for the one I used in the photo, Lasting Colour Lipstick, Sugar Plum retails at $12.50 each.

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Cover & Go Foundation Duo in Fair, retails at $16.90 each.

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Lasting Perfection Concealer in medium, retails at $14.90 each.

Collection Cosmetics is available at selected Watsons stores, BHG and the newly renovated BHG Bugis.

Check out more photos! 😀

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My usual made up face, just eyeshadow and light lipstick/balm.

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Post make over under orange lighting. 😉

Took a few more selfies back home:

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YES the eye lashes were really long and thick! 😛

Visit Collection Cosmetic SG Facebook page for updates and more! 😉

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Thanks Collection Cosmetics for having me! 😉

Sothys Lifeline (Fil de Vie) Energizing Day & Night Creme Review

Recently I was invited by Sothys to attend their media launch of their latest Lifeline (Fil de Vie) Energizing Treatment,
and their Energizing Day & Night Creme of the same line.

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Before I go on about this line, let me share with you more about Sothys.
Sothys is a global leader in professional skincare innovation. Founded in Paris in 1946, they have delivered integrated and targeted solutions that cover a complete range of care, from face to sun treatments.
What’s interesting is that Sothys is not available above the counter in Singapore and they are exclusively available through Spas, Salons and more recently through the Singapore Airlines. Now that’s exclusivity!

The key ingredient in the Lifeline (Fil de Vie) Energizing series is Siberian Ginseng which is touted the root of youth.

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Sothys assures that:

with the Lifeline (Fil de Vie) Energizing Programme, your skin’s energy reserves will be recharged and regenerated, revealing luminious and glowing skin at every age.

As I have combination skin type that is usually dry on the surface but oily beneath the surface skin’s layer, I usually only use moisturizing lotion that is moisture based in the day and evening. Thus I did not review this creme personally but passed them over to my mum to use!

I asked my mum how she found the creme after using for 2 weeks and
she says she likes it as it not only moisturizes her skin but also had a brightening effect.
Thus her skin has become less dull after usage.
Thus this is recommended especially for older women looking for a moisturizing creme. 😉

I like how they’ve packaged their day creme, simply and with class.

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And I was also 1 of the 5 lucky winner at the media launch lucky draw to receive the EOps NoiseZero Sports+ ear phone!

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With the glamorous Ms Cheryl Lee, the GM of Sothys Singapore & Malaysia.

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My earphones along with the lovely Winter Time scarf found in all the media gift bags. What a sweet gift!
And I am so blessed to have won the lucky draw! 🙂Sothys Lifeline Energizing Line event gifts

Thanks Sothys Singapore for the invite & the earphones!
Visit their Facebook page here for their latest updates. 😉

Matsuri Day Beauty Workshop featuring Majolica Majorca, Senka & Ma Cherie

Hello!

Today I’ll be blogging about my experience at Matsuri Day Beauty Workshop about 2 weeks ago. 🙂

Matsuri means Festival in Japanese. I am not quite sure which festival we were meant to be celebrating, but I think it should be the Mid-Autumn Festival or Lantern Festival which was just recently passed!

Once again, I’ll let the photos do the talking. 🙂

Matsuri Beauty Workshop Shiseido
The workshop was held at Shiseido’s office and conference hall.
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The little hummingbook III and a set of nail polish looking bottles which are actually blush tints! >_<

So I took these photos before the workshop started proper, and I thought those bottles were nail polish. When the time came for us to test and apply the products, I used them on my finger, only to realize they don’t dry up but rather they become a powder-like layer over my names! The girls on the same table and I have a good  laugh over it. 😛

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This is how the little Hummingbird III Palette look on the inside. It has a 3 light eyeshadow pots and 1 lip gloss pot.

The light pink is the eyeshadow base followed by two eyeshadow colours in gold and pink which you can decide to use them individually or together. I don’t like that the eyeshadow and lip gloss pots were placed together as the eyeshadow powder will contaminate the lip gloss pot. I also don’t like the lip gloss colour as it didn’t seem to go with the other colours. But what I do love, is the pretty and unique packaging…

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The palette with musical score which I believe to be accurate. Would be interesting to play it out on the piano!
Matsuri Beauty Workshop Senka
Senka Product Table

The workshop started first with Senka product introduction followed by testing/application. According to the trainer whose name is Louis, Senka means expert or specialist in Japanese and essentially the brand is known to be focus on R&D to produce the best skincare products for Asian skin. Hence they have good quality products without much fan-fare on the packaging.

I won’t go much into details about the products except for the Senka Perfect Watery Oil, which is known to be a makeup remover that also helps to remove and minimize blackheads!

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Louis was raving about how effective it was and that he used it and it works. So I even asked him if it is non-comodegenic (non acne causing) and he said it is! Out of all the products, it’s one that I’d like to try and thankfully they handed us a sample bottle to try! So I’ll likely try and put up a review after I’ve used it. ^^ Meanwhile, you can check out QiuQiu’s sponsored review on their makeup removers here.

Matsuri Beauty Workshop Majolica Makeup 2013

After the Senka introduction portion, we had our hands on session with Majolica Majorca makeup! I tweeted after the session how I love this brand for its fantasy concept… It’s so beautiful lah! *^^* They remind me of Anna Sui, except with a stronger concept with more story telling. 🙂 Check out their website and watch the video on the site! You can follow their FB page here. This season’s story is reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland with a strong baroque styling. Not exactly the most original concept, but still interesting and captivating!

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My favourite items out of the tray of testers/samples will definitely be the Skin Lingerie Pore Cream with its BB cream like effect and it acts much like a lightweight primer and the golden brown eyeliner, which I also have one at home. I bought it at Watsons sometime last year when I was hunting for a brown liquid liner and the lady recommended me it. It doesn’t have the best of mechanism as it requires one to shake and dispense on a brush tip, but when I mastered it, the effect and colour is most lovely. 🙂 Matsuri Beauty Workshop Majolica Tints

Saying Hi again to the deceptive blush tints, nail polish wanna-bes! 😛

Matsuri Beauty Workshop Ma Cherie

The last segment of the workshop was Ma Cherie, it means my dear in french. Looking at the branding and design it looks just like a French pastry store logo doesn’t it? I guess Ma Cherie wishes its customers to feel sweet and happy when using their products!

Matsuri Beauty Workshop Hair Demo

Louis the skincare and hair trainer showing how to work a Ma Cherie product. I think this was a hair curl setting spray.

Matsuri Beauty Workshop Ena and Friends

Taking a photo for memories with the ladies on our table! Wei ling, Huihong, Winnie & Huili! 🙂

My review! 

Out of all the workshops/events I’ve attended thus far, this has got to be one of the most light-hearted and enjoyable event, much credit due to Louis’ good humour and entertaining demonstrations! It was also really nice meeting new friends who are also makeup lovers! Thus the time during the session just flew past. 😀

It’s surprising to me that Shiseido would invite 30 female guests down for a free workshop and offer so many of its products for free testing. But I reckon it works out for them if after the session 1/2 of us or more would actually buy their products after testing and potentially become loyal users. This is especially so if there are also existing and similar Japanese brands such as Hada Labo skincare and Liese haircare in the market who are stiff competitors. Also, I got a chance to attend the workshop by taking part in Majolica Majorca’s Facebook contest and was 1 of the 10 winners. So it’s also a strategy of giving back to the fans, thereby reinforcing brand loyalty. 🙂

I don’t love every single item that I tried on that day, there were definitely some hits and misses. But for what it’s worth, it made me fall in love with the Majolica Majorca Skin Lingerie Pore Cream and want to try the Senka Perfect Watery Oil! That’s a pretty good desired effect from a participant, I reckon!

Oh, as a note to self,  it might also be a good idea to bring a small set of usual makeup so in case there aren’t some holy grail makeup items to achieve my desire effect, such as my eye makeup, at least I would have backup… I didn’t that day and took the longest time using Majolica Majorca’s makeup (which are not close substitute to my usual ones) to draw my eye makeup. >-<

So with a face full of makeup (which is rare for me, since I usually don’t put full on foundation) I decided I’d snap more photos!

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After the Nth time to get a good angle.

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Still a bit dark.

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Changed a spot to get the light on my face. 🙂

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Anotther one. Panda eyes, Duck smile!

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Retarded smile! 😛 Angles are so important for face selfies, really!

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Gotta love my tiny eyes and funny faces! ^^

And yes, I’ve probably worn the exact outfit and necklace combination more than thrice. What do it, it’s nice like that right? 😛

xx

Ena

Sephora Opens in Suntec City Mall

This is a pretty late entry (I will try to blog more promptly in future), but back in early Sep, 5th of September to be exact, I accompanied a friend with Sephora’s White Card (VIP member card) and went down for Sephora’s new store launch at Suntec City Mall. 🙂

I’ll let the photos do the talking and end off with a review of Sephora’s Suntec City Mall outlet launch event, also named “Beauty Night Out”. If you’ve read a post I wrote previously on “My Business Ideas“, in it I wrote that I’d love to have a beauty (makeup and skincare line) some day, so attending these events are not only great for my current job networking but also research for the future, heh. 🙂

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Pardon the blurriness, not easy taking a clear shot with one hand. That was a goodie bag (box to be exact) tag for guests to claim at the end of the event. I forgot to take a snap of the box, but I will review a part of the box, to be explained later.
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Several makeover booths by various brands stocked at Sephora. Each with obvious branding, this being Lancome. Surprisingly, there were not many queuing, I guess most came with made up faces!
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I have no idea what brand Lady Jayne is. I will google and share with you my findings. I am proud to say that I am proud of my google skills. Haha. #random

Ahh.. It is a hair accessories and styling brand from Australia. For more about them, check out their website http://www.ladyjayne.com.au/. They have a SG Facebook page here.

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Makeup booths at a glance, Benefit, Makeupforever and Clinique. And ostensibly bigger crowd here, but what you can’t see from this angle are the Ciate nail booths before the makeup booths.
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I think these were my favourite part of the entire pampering offers! Ciate is an exquisite nail polish brand with quirky nail ideas like Caviar manicure and chalkboard polishes, for example. As a beauty user, I tend to trust and buy a brand after testing, so this in my opinion is great for guests. However, I was not in the mood that day to actually test them, as I didn’t want to squeeze with the crowd. :/

Because I think you’d appreciate me sharing with you images of Ciate Caviar Manicure and chalkboard polishes, in case you have not seen them before!:

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Don’t ask me why they needed to put the tiny balls on the lips when it’s only meant for the nails.
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So pretty isn’t it? 🙂

You can buy it on Amazon here at USD$25. (You’re most welcome.)

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You can get the white one here and black one here, on Amazon.

Those cute little black ribbons just kills it doesn’t it? Makes these cute little bottles so charming!  I am a sucker for ribbons, totally.

Sephora Suntec City Mall Opening Ciate Nails
Nope, those obviously weren’t my hands. But proof that the booth though well equipped with sample / tester bottles, had too little space than demand required.
Sephora Suntec City Mall Opening Fragrance Bar
A nifty frangrance bar offering engraving services for guests who purchase fragrances on that day. I think that’s a pretty neat service and will KIV this thoughtful service for a gift idea someday.
Sephora Suntec City Mall Opening Ice Cream Bar
My second favourite part of the event, ICE CREAM. I die. The ice cream wasn’t perfect, I had mango flavour which was so-so, but any event that has free ice cream immediately scores high on my books. I won’t deny that I have a sweet tooth.
Sephora Suntec City Mall Opening Nail Bar
Ok, I will admit, I did not quite get this. It says “Get Nailed” but it’s a legit alcohol serving bar! So I was expecting it to be a real nails pampering bar, but I think they meant more like get nailed/drunk. Sorry I am not fancy enough to get it the first time (if that’s what they meant). Haha! Wasn’t in the mood for wine that day (next day Friday still have to get to work) so too bad!
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Sephora invited several local TV and theatre celebs down as well as a what seems like tertiary cheerleading group down for a performance followed by rah-rah entry to the store’s grand launch.
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Sorry again for this being blur, as a result of me being highly amused and equally shy to be walking down the red carpet while flanked by cheerleaders cheering and smiling on like we were runners onwards the last lap towards the finishing line!
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And a finally clear shot of the store front. The huge Sephora eye palette like wall/stand is where they stored all the goodie boxes for guest to redeem before leaving.

My thoughts:

The Good

It’s always nice to start off with what was good, or great. I thought the free makeovers and nail booths were very generous indeed. I liked that the venue was spacious while still feeling cosy and the handful of local celebs and another handful of famous/semi-famous (depends on how you look at it, if you know them they’re famous but if you don’t then they are not) bloggers like LadyIronChef and Melody Yap and many more makes one feel good to hobb nobb with an exclusive crowd. I also had my star moment, meeting Oon Shu Ann of Tried and Tested on Clicknetwork.tv and I wanted to take a picture with her but also shy and afraid I’d disturb her. (So unlike me, I know.) I liked the free flow of sweet bites and drinks. And the atmosphere of the event was very appropriate for an opening, understandably very enthusiastic with a host and video crew to engage the crowd’s interest throughout the night’s event. The goodie box, without a comparison, was not bad with several tester size products. I took an Urban Decay pouch and passed my colleagues the rest. I will try to review the tester products! 🙂 The photo-booth was really cute, if not for the fact that I wasn’t dressed for the occasion (I woke up that morning and forgot I had to attend the event) I would most certainly have posed gamely for it.

The Not so sure

I can’t say that I enjoyed the rousing cheer leading performance and the lead into the new store. It felt like it was a civilized version of a Lion Dance that got me very amused. I am not sure what stores usually do for openings, but I do think a local band performance with cute male and female models/talents flanking the grand opening entry will be more palatable for me.

For those of you who don’t know what a Lion Dance is, you may check and watch the above video to acquaint yourself with something quintessentially Asian, and perhaps soon to be dying traditional and cultural form of dance.

The Bad

As a VIP card holder’s invited guest, my friend (the card holder) and I were disappointed that we were given a goodie box, without a bag to bring home while we saw the media folks bring home what seemed like a very generous bag 4 times the size of what we had. As a marketer by day, it is a lesson I will learn for any brand/s I may manage now or in the future. I think VIP guests (and their friends who are likely to convert to VIP guests as well) are a big deal to any brand and they should not have to feel slighted at any event. Perhaps the organizer should take note to separate the guests and media event, so the former won’t have to feel slighted by the latter. Also, please, provide a bag for your guests so they won’t have to go to another store and be offered by the store with their bag. Which is what happened, my friend went to Royce to get chocolates and the nice store lady offered us their paper bags.

Additional Thoughts

I generally like Sephora’s clean and sleek image with a black and white colour theme so that all the pretty beauty and skincare products will stand out against their simple scheme. However at times, it can be intimidating when the space is empty (i.e. no one is around) and I will tend to want to exit as fast as I can as I don’t feel comfortable just browsing casually. I also understand that it’s Sephora’s branding policy to keep their brand element consistent, but I can’t help but feel, am I the only one that gets bored of brands that look the same every where? I much prefer H&M’s concept, to jazz things up a little with each venue, so no two shops look identical. What do you think? 🙂

Visit them at Sephora’s Suntec City Mall Address

3 Temasek Boulevard
#01-314/315/316 Suntec City Mall S038983
Opening Hours Daily: 10:00 – 22:00

You may like to visit Sephora website, FB page and their Tweets.

More about Sephora, from Insing:
With more than 750 stores worldwide, Sephora is a chain beauty product store that carries over 250 brands of items including makeup, fragrance, hair products, skin products and more. They also carry their own private label lines that feature beauty tools, travel kits, bath products, make up and much more.

This is not a Sponsored Review.

If you’re from Sephora or a beauty brand and would like to invite me to your upcoming beauty event, simply drop me your invite at enabalista@gmail.com. I look forward to your invite! 🙂

xx Ena

Ena’s Outfit | Oasap Classic Embroidered Dress

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Hi guys!  。(⌒∇⌒。)

This week I got my dress which I ordered from Oasap, a very lovely contrast collar and embroidered dress!

So I wore it to work…

Here’s my makeup look of the day aka #lotd:

Ena Teo Makeup LOTDI matched my eyeshadow colour with the dress, with blue and black at the winged tip portion with black eye liner. It’s my current eye makeup style, a mix of eyeshadow and eyeliner that wings outwards. 🙂 Applied a generous amount of blusher that I promise does not look that much in real life. And pink lipsticks. Just happened that today all make up mentioned are Estee Lauder except eyeliner is Maybelline’s Impact Express Eyeliner, which is my favourite of all, my holy grail make up item. Still have not finished all the Estee Lauder products I got from last year! No idea how some girls keep buying when I can never finish mine, lol. Not that I am complaining. the only beauty products I can finish are eyeliner, make up remover and skin care products like sunblock. 🙂 I also have on Estee Lauder brow pencil in dark brown, though you can’t really tell since my fringe is covering my brows.

More pics!:

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Taken during lunch time! Just right outside my office building, which explains why it looks SO bright here cause it was! 😛 Matched it with my Charles & Keith heels which are my new favourite shoes! 😀 They go with almost everything and are the most comfy heels I have. <3 <3 <3 Also seen, carrying my Kenzo green pouch from the SS13 Tiger Collection. I don’t think I’ve posted a pic on that before.. But the season’s already over. Lol.

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Ena Teo Oasap Contrast Collar Embriodered Dress 3A close up of the embroidered detailing on the dress. It has a great finish, no frill ends! Accessorized with my star & wing ring and black strap watch from Fossil Relic.

My review: 

Design & Quality: 4.5/5 I picked this dress because it’s simple, classic and I just love the touch of gold and baroque leaves design! It’s a dress that’s great for work, formal lunch and dinners and even dates! 🙂 I am super glad to report that the quality is great! It has an inner soft lining so the dress is comfortable on the skin. Finishing is flawless. Fit is great. In fact when I wore it to office, two of my colleagues commented on it, saying it was nice. 🙂 Only downside is that the material though perfect for air-con office, it isn’t suitable for Singapore on super hot sunny days, so don’t wear this for a day out, lol. But will be great for rainy weather!

Price: 4/5 At original price US$39.90, I think it could be cheaper(no need for them to pay rental and it was a light package to deliver), since it’s an online purchase, and the folks at Oasap must have read my mind because they are now offering this beautiful dress at… US$33.92! 🙂

Shipping: 2.5/5 I thought the shipping took rather long. I ordered on 2 September but only received it this Monday, 16 September after two whole weeks. However the upside is that it came in mint condition, in fact wrapped in 3 plastic layers which made me wonder if it was necessary, I feel bad for all this packaging waste. But I’m not complaining.

If you like the dress, you can buy it >> here.

Or check out their: new arrivals, bestsellers or sale up to 70% off!

Other items I love!

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This über cute rabbit print cardigan. U.P US$39.90, now selling at US$27.93 here.

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Puppy love bag aka Cute Dog Head Shape Shoulder bag, $52 here.

Alrighty, that’s all for now~

xx

Etude House Pink Play Party

Hello!

If you’ve followed me on my instagram @ena_teo, you’ve seen on last Monday night that I posted about my excitement about attending Etude House Pink Play Party the next day:

SHINee & Sulli
Etude House Pink Play Party Official Poster

I’ll post some photos and videos taken during the event followed about my thoughts and review! 🙂

Etude House Pink Play Party Registration Booth
Registration booth for Media, yeah baby
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Just one of the many many group of teenage girls!
It’s the 4th Pink Play Party by Etude House & the first in Singapore! Gotta love the cute Merlion graphic.
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Pink Goodies & my pink heels! 😛

The collagen water tastes like Dolphin (brand) water and the popcorn had a pink powder coat…
I brought a pair of flats to change out from my heels! 🙂

Outfit of the day
My #Ootd, My new GoJane glitter champagne dress & heels w pink & glitter coated nails. ^^
Pink Nail Art
Close up of my pink nails
Pink Heels
My pink heels, love the ruffle detail by the side!
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Goodie bag with popcorn, water, fake/toy mirror, card holder, bb cream samples, wristband & SHINee badges!
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I’ve got an extra set of SHINee Badges… anybody wants em?

Venue & Pre-party

The venue was held at the spacious MBS convention hall and there was ample space to go around, so thankfully despite hundreds of fan girls, we didn’t have to feel overwhelmed. The idea was, the concert starts at 7pm proper, but at 5pm, the doors are opened for everyone to try out all the makeup and game stations before you collect all the stamps to enter the stage arena, to save your space for the concert. Needless to say, all the girls rushed to complete and be the earliest in order to get the front row spaces and hence closer to their idols. Station wise, I was quite impressed with the station decor and placement as it was very well done and had girly, theme park vibe to the entire place, much like entering an Etude House theme park. I also think the idea of making them complete the stations in a fun way was a pretty smart way of making them interact with the brand instead of just mindlessly waiting for the concert.

Not so good thing: To get a ticket, one needs to buy $100 worth of Etude House items, technically $20 for one item to get a ticket, collect 5 different tickets to get a chance to be the 1st 400 participants to score invite to the Pink Play Party. Yes, it’s that insane. And that’s how dedicated Kpop / SHINee fan girls are. In a way, you could say the girls paid at least $100 to watch the boy group perform, and Etude House threw in products to boot. But it’s a lot of effort on the girls part in order to get 5 different tickets to then exchange for 1 chance. What if they didn’t make it to the first 400?

Pre-concert & Concert 

The doors opened at 5pm, my colleague & fellow Kpop lover Carissa and I reached at about 6. But since we had the Media invite, we didn’t have to go around to the stations to collect stamps before we could be admitted into the stage area to save our space for the concert. The event only started proper at 7.30 and the SHINee boys probably only came out at about 7.45pm. So that was approximately a total of 1 hr & 45 minutes of painful waiting which was necessary in order for us to get front row (technically we were standing behind one row of girls, but close enough!). I had to give it up for Kevin Lao Shi’s enthusiastic american accented English and his pretty and demure Kim Tae Hee lookalike model to make the 7 minutes make over pre-concert/obligatory Etude House marketing plug-in that much more bearable.

As for the concert, that was the real highlight! I highly doubt any girl bought tickets for the show to try on Etude House Make Up or check out Etude House theme park venue… It’s definitely for the boys!!! 😛 For me, I was definitely satisfied(x200%) to have seen the SHINee boys perform LIVE, about a mere 2metres away from me. 😀 Unfortunately my dearest Min Ho was not able to make it! 🙁 Nonetheless I was still extremely stoked to have met Tae Min & Key. Of the 4 present, Key was the only if not the most engaging member who took more effort to reach out to audience by like waving and smiling and acknowledging the fans. <3

I wasn’t very sure if they would be able to perform as they do on Music Bank, but they sure did, and 4 times over! I didn’t expect anything less than them decked out in pink pastels to suit the Etude House vibe, but if you had expected them to appear in their cool chic image, you’d definitely be disappointed. Over all, they are really good looking, personally I feel that Tae Min looks the prettiest, followed by Onew, who looked better in real life then Key then Joon Hyun. Maybe it’s personal preference because Jong Hyun had a lot of fans in the crowd too!

This event was definitely enjoyable for me, as I got to see Tae Min and Key whom I watch on We Got Married (WGM), in person. They were definitely every bit good looking as they are on screen, duh. They are also really really skinny. I wonder how they have so much energy with so little body mass.  >_< I also had a lot of fun experiencing the event and marvel at how Etude House, with their mission to make every girl a princess, integrate their user base’s passion for music and idols to be influencers for their brand across social media platforms (just like this article!). Pretty amazing and splendid job I must say! 🙂

For more photos check them out on Clozette.co >> here!

xo

New York Skincare Solutions Update

New York Skin Solutions

My previous review post on New York Skincare Solutions is really popular, and many readers have approached me either through the comments or email asking me about my treatments and experience with NYSS.

So I thought I’d compile my answers to the various questions which I’ve been asked and post them here.

If it’s the first time you’re here on my blog, you might want to check out my previous post here. Also as a background to this post, you might like to know that I signed up for NYSS package back in 2011. I have completed my treatment package of 20 sessions with NYSS since February 2013 and have not signed up with them since. The last time I had a facial was for my review for Glomax Aesthetics in June. At the moment I have not signed with any facial salons.

Also as with the previous post, I am not paid to provide this update on my blog. I also do not endorse NYSS. I do think they have helped to improve my skin condition, but I do not take responsibility for your experience with them, should you decide to sign with them. 🙂

Alright, enough with the introduction, let’s get the Q&A going! 🙂

1. How much is the price range for the 20 sessions?

I paid $2,200 for 20 sessions, 10 youth + eye treatment and 10 normal facial sessions. Back then I had face and back acne so I had the choice to use the “facial” for a “bac-ial” which was what I did for about 5 normal sessions.

I am fully aware that the package is very expensive for a student. And that is the reason why I am hesitant to state the price on my blog. But it is, in my humble opinion, a worthy investment because I am now so much more confident in person and on camera. It came to a point for me where I was sick of being troubled by problematic skin and I decided that facial was the best solution for me because it is a non invasive treatment and does not require me to take pills.

Additionally I want to repeat that facial did help but also with other factors like eating healthy avoid oily food, take Evening Primrose oil, and drinking more water.

2. Is the price inclusive of all the creams/facial products etc? If not inclusive, how much is the additional cost?

No, it is not inclusive. The creams and facial products differ from type to type. I have been sold their cleanser, toner but I only purchased their anti-bacterial powder which I applied on my face and back acne. It’s a small container about 30ml in size and cost $30. I think i paid $10 because I used $20 voucher to redeem it. Back then, I would get $10 voucher whenever I made an appointment before 5pm. Not sure if this is still applicable today.

3. Is the treatment addictive (meaning if you don’t go for treatments, will your skin problems return within say a few months)?

I wouldn’t say that the treatment is addictive. In fact the treatments did help me regain the balance required for my skin and my face and back is no longer as oily as before! In fact towards the end of the package, I only went back for treatments about 2-4 months interval.

4. Do they use many electrical treatments / chemicals?

I am not sure if they use electrical treatments, but from what I know, my facial did not include any electrical treatment. As for chemicals, I am sure they do, as do all the skin care products I purchase. But if you mean to ask if they are safe or not, I do think they are safe based on my personal experience.

5. I signed up for 20 sessions Youth treatment packages and 20 Ampules.. I tried to talk to my beautician on the possibility of selling this package to another customer, but she doesn’t respond well.. But from your blog, it seems that your beautician is nice.. I am wondering, do you think you will need more session of the treatment? 

I am sorry to hear about experiences such as yours, but I do not need more sessions and hope you can find someone else who will.

6. When did you start to see the results, after how many sessions?

I can’t remember after how many sessions but I think it is 4 sessions and I didn’t apply foundation and now I also don’t so it helped as foundation tend to clog pores.

7. What is the procedure like when you go for facial at NYSS?

First I went for a free facial (as seen on Newspaper advertisement) and it included a skin analysis. I decided to go for $2200 for 20 sessions. You can try to negotiate the price lower, but the package might change according to your budget…

On normal days, I have to book at least 2 weeks before hand, then go down at the appointed time, go into the room, change and wait for my facial. Post facial, some paperwork then that’s about its. 1hour 30 min in total for each session.

That is all for my update on NYSS, hope it sheds some light or answers the queries you may have!

Be Beautiful, Inside & Out!

<3,

Ena

New Job, New Hair ;)

Hello!

So today I went to dye and trim my hair to prepare for my new job coming Friday!

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I did it at a hair salon near my place!

And it is very affordable. The lady boss Ai Ling gave me a discount because it was raining and there weren’t many customers. I only paid $40 for this hair colour $20 for treatment totaling $60! Elsewhere it will cost me $120-200 depending where I go! So because Ai ling’s service is great, I asked her if she would like me to blog about it and give me readers a discount. She readily agreed!

For long hair like mine, hair dye is $60.
Treatment is $20.

So dear friends, you get a 20% discount when you quote “JIA EN” when you go down to Ai Ling’s salon! ^^ So for a $80 hair dye and treatment you only pay $74!

Call Ai Ling at 8218 0996 for appointment.

Address is: Blk 27A Chai Chee Road #01-379 Singapore 461027
opening hours: 9am-7.30pm daily.

Additionally, Ai Ling also offers facial at $28 but $25 for my readers !

I have not reviewed her facial before, but I will and let you all know. But if you are keen, her facial includes:
1. Cleansing
2. Pimple and black head extraction
3. Steaming
4. Mask
5. Massage
6. Eyebrow trimming

She has 22 years of experience in facial and hair beauty and it shows in her hair cut for me!

So I would recommended it to you:)

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This is how the shop front looks like! She’s very fast and can service up to 3 customers at once.. I saw how she services one customer in 10 min for a hair cut.

Alrighty, that’s all for now!

Be beautiful inside & out !

<3,
Ena

Glomax Aesthetics Facial Review

Hello! A while back I received an invitation from GLOMAX Aesthetics to try one of their facials for a non-obligatory blog review which I promptly agreed and I went down to the salon about 2 weeks ago, on the 14th of June. So though the facial I tried was complimentary, I am in no way paid to write a review for them, but I want to because I am glad to share my pleasant & positive experience with GLOMAX Aesthetics PR lady, manager and beautician as well as the overall ambience of the salon. Plus, there are also perks for YOU, my readers. 🙂 Read on to find out more! Now let’s let the photo do the talking, shall we? 🙂

Ena Glomax Review Before

Before I went down for the facial, I decided to dress up in my new floral printed dress which was perfect for a warm summer day!

GLOMAX Aesthetics – The Face Artistry

Fo location and contact details refer to the end of this post.

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The sixth floor walkway towards GLOMAX Aesthetics. As GLOMAX Aesthetics is located in Soho 2 adjacently above Clarke Quay MRT station, getting there is convenient by MRT. A little bit of a digression, but SoHo is a term that originally means South of Houston, shortened to SoHo where this area, in London was repurposed to the residential neighbourhood into small offices and shops. Credit wiki. Today, the term Soho in Singapore typically refers to buildings with home offices, offices that are small but fully equipped with toilets and kitchenette, where it can double up as both office and home! 🙂 So that’s why getting to GLOMAX Aesthetics is much like visiting a professional acquaintance that stays in a condo, both cosy and posh at the same time.

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GLOMAX Aesthetics’s #06-168 homely entrance. Press the doorbell on the left to enter. 🙂

So after I was welcomed the staff of GLOMAX, I settled down at the counter for a consultation with beautician Sun.

After clearing the basic administrative work like filling in health forms, when was my last facial, where and what type, Sun took a look at my facial skin and recommended me to try GLOMAX Aesthetic’s Intensive Acne Medic Treatment.

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A before facial picture (at my request, kekeke) with beautician Sun. 🙂

Then I was ushered into one of the two beautifully decorated facial rooms.

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Oriental style decor with a golden earthy glow. Very lush and relaxing ambience. Ena Glomax Facial Review 5

Really love the Bamboo and Floral golden printed wallpaper together with the wooden furnishing.

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Then I changed into their in house orange robe/dress. 🙂

Next, it’s time to take close up shots of my face, pre-facial for record purposes. 😀 Ena Glomax Facial Review 6

Frontal.

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Right profile. Ena Glomax Facial Review 8

Left profile.

This was shortly after my trip to Philippines abroad and I unfortunately didn’t take sufficient water and fibre and hence you can see a fair bit of pimples due to congested pores, especially on my right profile.

But otherwise, I am fairly happy with my skin condition as it is under control, not too oily. 🙂

I agreed with Sun’s recommendation to try their Acne Medic treatment which is described as such:

Suitable for problem skin with congested pores and acne, start with a sonic cleansing that gently lifts impurities and dirt off skin surface before the problem areas are healed with a mild antiseptic high frequency. Combined with acne IPL to rebalance the sebum level, problem skin will dramatically clear up after each session.

This description is from GLOMAX, and it is the exact treatment which I went through. After a gentle and thorough cleansing, Sun started with a sonic cleansing, removing the oil and dirt from the pore followed by normal extraction, before administrating IPL which stands for Intense Pulsed Light (wiki link). It is basically technology that utilises specific wavelengths of light to target various chromophores in the skin. What it does to my skin in this case, is to reduce my sebum level, but also has the effect of improving my skin tone and also reduce the rate at which my facial hair follicle grows. Extra information told to me by Sun but you can also refer to my researched link online from here.

It was my FIRST time undergoing IPL! So it was very interesting, to have strong lights shining down, much like take photos with very strong lights, but with eyes closed. It also certainly felt warm.

There are a few things to take note before undergoing IPL to achieve maximum effect from the treatment, that is to avoid strong sunlight pre and post the treatment, about 6 days, or risk undesirable effect/darkening of the skin. So I definitely didn’t go under the strong sun before the facial, as I’ve been avoiding the sun and applying sun block to prevent unnecessary pre-mature aging of the skin.

Also post treatment, I was instructed by Sun to take special care to moisturize my facial skin when it feels dry, which I sure did, as the haze in the air also had a drying effect. Even when I was hiding in the air-con from the haze as well!

Sun said it will take about 6 days to see the full effect taking place on my skin, that is for my skin to clear up and have smooth skin!

So what do I think of this treatment? 

As assured by Sun, my skin did improve over the next 6-7 days after the facial. So I definitely think it was effective. I also enjoyed the facial under the trusted care of Sun who has more than 5 years of experience as a beautician with GLOMAX Aesthetics and before GLOMAX, she worked as an assistant to a dermotologist and before that, she studied in-depth about dermatology and thus has many years of knowledge as well as experience on facials and medical treatments on the face.

What’s my review for GLOMAX Aesthetics?

I would recommend them in under an heartbeat! The reasons are 1. They are polite and professional. When I was talking to them about some of how my readers (yes, some of you 🙂 ) have commented on the inconsistency of other facial salons and described it as “heng shuy”, meaning depends if you are lucky or unlucky, you will get good or bad beautician and corresponding services and treatments. However they, the PR lady and Sun assured me with smiles that with GLOMAX Aesthetics, service and quality is assured to be consistent. 2. Positive service approach. What I mean to say is, the feeling that I experienced and took away from GLOMAX was that my being and my judgement was placed first. That’s how confident GLOMAX is of their service and standard. Sun tells me that most of their customers are recurring customers from years back and even bloggers they previously invited for reviews and I am not surprised at all.

I am considering taking up a package with them when I begin work, which I hope it works out. Depending on where I work, if my work place is convenient, as I stay in the east and it might not be very convenient if I have to travel down during the weekends. I will update you all, when I do! 🙂

The results show, check out the photos I took in the following days after the facial. 🙂

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17 June, 3 days after the facial.

My usual Hada labo 3in1 sun block with very light coverage, blusher and eyeshadow. With the additional moisturizer, also Hada Labo, before that. No primer, foundation or BB cream at all. Ena Glomax Facial Review 14

18 June, 4 days after the facial.

Same as above, with Hada Labo moisturizer, sun block and blusher but without eye make up in this one.

Now for the best part!
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Enjoy Intensive Acne Medic Treatment 60 mins at only $88* (UP$150) when you quote “Blogger Ena” while making appointment. *For first-timers at GLOMAX Aesthetics and by appointment only
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Here are the details & HOW to get to GLOMAX Aesthetics from the Central Mall, conveniently for you, after you have made an appointment with them! 😉

GLOMAX Aesthetics – The Face Artistry

12 Eu Tong Sen Street. The Central, Soho 2. #06-168 Singapore 059819

callglomax@gmail.com | Tel: +65 6225 5193

These are the instructions I received: “If you’re driving, park at Central Clarke Quay and cross over to Swissotel Merchant Court (ground floor). We’re next to the hotel. Punch in “06168doorbell” at the intercom and take the left lift up”

 

As for me,  I travelled via MRT, alighted at Clarke Quay MRT station. So some helpful photos:

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From there, turn right, walk out of the Central Mall, towards the right and you will see this crossing. Cross and walk just slightly further up.

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Then you will see Soho 2 and proceed to take the lift up!

That is all, hope you enjoyed this review!

I’m pretty sure you girls & guys will have questions, ask away! 🙂

Be Beautiful, inside and out! 🙂

xx

Ena

Ena Reviews Mentholatum Deep Moist Lip Balm

Hello~~~

Do you want to know what’s Japan’s #1 Top Selling Lip Balm Brand in Japan?

Well… YES it’s Mentholatum! (Pretty obvious from my blog post’s title eh? :P)

Today I will be introducing Mentholatum Deep Moist Lip Balm in it’s *NEW PACKAGING*~~~ ^^v

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#1 in Japan!

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Deep Moist & its ingredients Deeply Moisturizes & Repairs!

 

Deep Moist Lip Balm was introduced in 2008 in Japan and it was received with tremendous success and popularity, quickly becoming the top selling lip balm in Japan’s lip care market.

The success of Deep Moist is due to 2 main factors:

  1. the premium hydrating ingredients at value pricing and
  2. its elegant, ergonomic packaging design.

The key moisturizing ingredients in Deep Moist lip balms are:

  1. Hyaluronic Acid, a premium ingredient that forms a smooth, moisture locking shield for softer, smoother lips. It can hold 1000x its weight in water, or 6 litres of water with just 1g. WOW. *(@^@)*
  2. Shea Butter heals the skin and gives a soft pleasant texture in the lip balm.
  3. Jojoba Oil gives pro-longed, whole day hydration to the lips.

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Really unique oval shaped container…

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And of course accompanying unique Oval Shaped lip balm stick!

The Deep Moist lip balm comes in an innovate OVAL SHAPED container design that fits the corner of the mouth well and make it easy to apply with a single swipe. Special~! No other lip balm like this one! *(^^)*

Now for my review~ *drums roll~~~*

Ena’s Review of Mentholatum Deep Moist Lip Balm

I am very excited to review Mentholatum Deep Moist Lip Balm because having tried many lip balms before and many of which are also under Mentholatum’s brand, I wanted to know and experience for myself if this little moisture rich stick was as good as it’s touted to be. I am glad to report back that it hasn’t disappointed, I applied only once in the day and it lasted well throughout the entire day, from morning to night.

The lip balm is made up of a pretty solid oil state and slight pressure has to be applied for the balm to come off to the lips. The texture feels rich, which comes from the Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil. It is however not overly sticky and feels rather lightweight on the lips.

Usually the skin on my lips will turn chap and start to peel towards the late afternoon / into the evening, ESPECIALLY if I apply lipstick on top of the lip balm. However Deep Moist lip balm proved effective in preventing my usual lips cracking which made me very impressed at how it effective it was when I was removing my lipstick in the evening and found my lips skin in tact~ !

I have not shared this on my blog yet but ever since I went to Japan I can FULLY UNDERSTAND why Japanese beauty products, especially those HYDRATING/MOISTURE LOCKING type are so raved and sworn by. That’s because Japan’s weather tend to be very dry especially in the winter wind. For a foreigner like me when I visited in March (end Winter, early Spring), my skin on my limbs and lips were turned chapped just hours out in the open, EVEN under protection, like under long sleeves and jeans. T^T So that’s why it’s the perfect place to test and produce these beauty products and if  the majority of the beautiful Japanese girls *(^^)* support Deep Moist Lip balm, I don’t see why I wouldn’t! Just too bad I only received this product for review after I came back from Japan~! 😛

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Sneak Peek of about 1000+++ photos (no kidding) I’ve yet to edit and upload from Japan *smile cries* :’)

It was the end of winter cold and colder yet when we were near the coastal regions. But when we were in Tokyo, the earth and the skies began to warm up, we caught sight of the early Sakura blossoms near the traditional temple festivities, with a group of friendly and boisterous group mates, there’s no where else we’d rather be… Japan trip was quite magical, I hope I can update soon!

Now for some photos~

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To achieve this bright fuschia pink lips, I applied lip balm, followed by a layer of bb cream and then the lip stick. This is because I have naturally fairly dark lips, so the bright fuschia colour is best brought out when I subdue my natural lip colour with the cream. I find that applying lip balm first nourishes the lips and keeps it from cracking under the cream. 🙂

Many thanks to Mentholatum Singapore and  The Sample Store for this moisture stick~! ^^
That is all~ for now at least!
Still many posts from my travels and events I’ve been attending! *sweats* I totally need to be more consistent in blogging. *grins*
Till my next post~
*MUACKS*
Ena

Hada Labo Whitening Lotion Review

Hi~!

Today I’ll be reviewing two sponsored products (edit* I’ll leave the 2nd product for another day~! ^^)  *update, check out my Deep Moist lip balm review here~* that I received a week back, starting with

Hada Labo’s Whitening Lotion with New Nano Formula

Hada Labo Whitening Lotion

The featured product of this post is the one on the right.

I’ve been using this product for a week now, twice daily in the morning and evening after showering.

What I like to do in my after shower beauty routine is to apply toner, moisturizing lotion, sun block before I apply my make up.

I usually use Hada Labo Moisturizing UV Milk which triples up as 1. Moisturizing lotion 2. Sunblock (SPF 50++ PA) and 3. Make up base after applying toner and before I apply my make up. You can read my review of the product which I wrote last year here.

The triple effect in one single product makes it convenient and time saving, I love the product.

But when I awake with more time on my hands, I will also use another series of products. In this case when reviewing the new Hada Labo Whitening Lotion, I follow up with a separate sunblock, the Estee Lauder CyberWhite Brilliant Cells UV Protector which also doubles up as a make up base. 🙂

Read the official product information of the Hada Labo’s Whitening Lotion with New Nano Formula followed by my personal review! 🙂

Hada Labo Whitening Lotion with New Nano Formula

One Drop Reveals Natural Fairness

A Combination of 3 Types of Hyaluronic Acid for 3X the Hydration Power

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It is available at Watsons, Guardian and NTUC Fairprice outlets, $22.90.

My review of the Hada Labo’s Whitening Lotion with New Nano Formula:

The Hada Labo’s Whitening Lotion with New Nano Formula is a very hydrating lotion. I squeeze a little portion on my palms and apply over my face in the day and it keeps my skin hydrated all day long, so much so that there is no sign of dehydration, of my skin drying from the day, which usually does in Singapore’s hot weather. It’s a nice little touch as it keeps my face dewy even into the evening.

In the evening, a little portion on my face after showering also keeps my face fresh into the night and till I awake the next morning.

Perhaps the only concern is to not over apply the lotion on the face, especially for oily skin types. For such skin types, like myself, I would advise to apply a thin layer over the face, avoiding the T-zone where the skin tends to be more oily.

As for Whitening, the lotion is light on the skin does help to improve the complexion of my skin over the course of 5 days. The Arbutin and vitamin C does take effect and boosted with Hyaluronic acid’s hydrating effects reduced the dark pimple spots on my face, yay!  😉

Ena Hada Labo Whitening Lotion Review

For Singapore Only: Want to try the Hada Labo’s Whitening Lotion with New Nano Formula before deciding whether you want to commit to a full bottle? Here’s your chance! Simply click to their FB page, sign up with your details and await for the delivery of your FREE 20ml travel size bottle of Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Lotion & Cleansing Oil samples! Let me know in the comments below how you find them! 😉

Btw, the Hada Labo’s Whitening Lotion with New Nano Formula is not to be confused with the Hada Labo’s SHA Hydrating Lotion. Personally, I would go for the Whitening lotion because of Singapore’s relentlessly sunny weather, the whitening effect comes in handy to keep my complexion fair. 😉

There you go~ Hope you enjoyed this review and keep a look out for my next one~ I’ll update the link when I’m done! ^^v

<3,

Ena

Enabalista 2nd Birthday Giveaway!

Hi All!

As promised, here’s my blog, Enabalista’s 2nd Birthday Giveaway post! As the title goes, the purpose of the giveaway is to celebrate my blog’s 2nd Birthday and to thank my readers for following this blog! *Hint* Another giveaway is coming right up! 😉

The giveaway set includes: 1. Advance Night Repair Eye Serum 2. Sumptuous Bold Volume Lifting Mascara and 3. Advance Night Repair 4. Pretty blue Estee Lauder pouch. Items 1-3 in tester vials / sizes. 

A close up of the ANR Eye and ANR vials.

I’ve been using ANR for a month plus and it’s no wonder that it’s Estee Lauder’s winning product over the last 30 years because it really soothes, restores and maintains the natural beauty of the skin.

Want to be able to win the ANR? It’s very simple, simply take part in the app below, all you have to do is to answer a question “Why do you like Enabalista?”! 😉

Take part in the giveaway on Facebook here, now! 😀

You can stand to gain more contest entries for each additional step through the app:

– 1 Entry by Facebook or Email connection
– 1 Entry by following me on Twitter
– 1 Entry by tweeting about the Giveaway
– 1 Entry by liking my Facebook page

The giveaway starts today, 19 Nov Monday and ends this Sunday and the winner will be revealed and received a winning email within 2 days of the end of contest! The contest runs INTERNATIONALLY! 😀

If you are below 18 years old, please make sure your parents are ok with you informing me about your home address in event that you win so that I can mail it to you!

That’s all for now, toodles~!

xx
Ena

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Flawless with Estée Lauder

Hi lovelies!

Have you ever wondered how to get a flawless complexion like international supermodel Liu Wen?

Wonder no more, because it’s no secret that Estée Lauder produces one of the best and longest lasting foundation!

“A woman’s beauty is not in her features, or the shade of her skin, but her confidence.” – Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder understands that women around the world are in search of a long-lasting foundation in their perfect shade to even skintone, conceal freckles, pores and imperfections and create a flawless look. An Estee Lauder research insight revealed that 94% of women are wearing the wrong shade of foundation.

Therefore, to meet this need,  Estee Lauder is releasing its extended breadth of shades in Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10/PA++ and Stay-in-Place Dual Effect Powder Makeup SPF 10/PA++ to match every woman’s beautiful skintone.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10/PA++ is the same formula that’s made it Estée Lauder’s number one foundation, with NEW non-drying, oil-controlling benefits that won’t clog pores.  Other benefits include:

–        15 Hour Wear
–        Buildable Coverage
–        Lightweight, Comfortable Texture
–        Heat and humidity resistant (tested in 88°F and at 88% humidity)
–        Transfer-resistant
–        Non-acnegenic
–        Fragrance-free

Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10/PA++ is available islandwide and retails for $58.

Stay-in-Place Dual Effect Powder Makeup SPF 10/PA++ has a unique applicator that lets you go from foundation to finishing powder instantly. Use the sponge side to create a smooth foundation finish. Use the velvety side to apply over liquid makeup as a semi-matte finishing powder.

This innovative powder promises comfortable, all-day wear and stay-true color coverage that won’t transfer, settle or streak. It also stays fresh and looks natural for up to 8 hours, even through nonstop activity. Other benefits include:

–        Adjustable medium-to-full coverage
–        Oil-free
–        Oil-absorbing
–        Non-drying
–        Fragrance-free
–        Dermatologist-tested

Stay-in-Place Dual Effect Powder Makeup SPF 10/PA++ is available islandwide and retails for $60.

To celebrate the launch of the extended shades of foundations and to help her customers achieve Flawless complexion, Estee Lauder is conducting a Flawless with Estee Lauder workshop.

Date: 24 Oct (Wed) to 28 Oct (Sun) ’12
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm (Fri – Sun), 3.00pm – 5.00pm (Wed – Sun) & 7.00pm – 9.00pm (Wed – Sat)
Venue: Central Court A, VivoCity Atrium
Fee: $100 per participant (Fully redeemable for Estee Lauder products)

Early Bird Special: Register before 22 Oct ’12 (Mon) and receive a 4-pc Beauty Kit.

Citibank Exclusive: Sign up for the workshop using your Citibank credit card before 22 Oct ’12 (Mon) and receive an additional deluxe foundation brush.
**Please present your Citibank credit card upon attending the workshop.

Register here.

Want to try a week’s worth of  Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10/PA ?

Get your 1-week supply of Double Wear at Estee Lauder Singapore’s Facebook page here!

“Every woman can be beautiful.”- Estée Lauder

I’ll be attending Flawless Workshop on Wednesday, 24 October from 7-9pm! So let me know if you’re coming by and say hi! (;

I am pretty excited to try the new foundations, will update again after I’ve tested them!

L.o.L,

Ena

Ena Vlogs | My Skincare Routine with Estée Lauder Refining Pore Minimizing

Hello! In this vlog, I share and demonstrate my current skincare routine, one that I’ve been following day and night for about a month now.

Products in the video are from Estée Lauder’s Refining Pore Minimizing skincare set, kindly sponsored by Estée Lauder Singapore. All products featured in this video are non-comodegenic/non-acnegenic.

Product & Price list:
Erabelle Refined Cotton Squares 100 pieces – SGD$10.70
1. Optimizer Intensive Boosting Lotion Pore Minimizing + Refining (New) 200ml – SGD$70
2. Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher 50ml – SGD$136
3. Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Creme (Normal Combination) 50ml – SGD$92
Estée Lauder products in this video are made in the U.K. Available in store at all Estée Lauder counters in departmental stores such as Isetan and Metro.

Discover the right skincare set for your skincare concerns using Estée Lauder Skincare Finder Tool here.

I am wearing a Cotton On Body Vintage Inspired Sleepwear – SGD$20.

Do subscribe to me for more exciting posts via this blog / Facebook / Twitter or all of them if you haven’t!

LoL <3,
Ena

Win With Estée Lauder Every Woman Can Be Beautiful Photo Contest

 

Hi all!

Remember the Estée Lauder Makeover I attended 2 weeks ago? I’m glad to announce that there’s a photo contest from that event that’s beginning today and there are fantastic prizes to be won by the voters!

From Estée Lauder Singapore FB page:

From today till 16th August, vote for the Best Makeover Transformation from our Every Woman Can Be Beautiful photo contest, and you could be one of the 10 lucky voters to walk away with a SGD200 Estée Lauder Hamper!

If you happen to be on of the ladies in the photo contest, be amongst the Top 10 with the most votes and stand a chance to win a SGD1,000 Estée Lauder Hamper!

As you should know by now from reading my blog (see my recent Vivid Shine Collection Post / Review Part 1 and Part 2 if you have not), Estée Lauder’s products are not only prettily packaged, smells lovely but are also made with the best quality ingredients and   technology! Winning a S$200 Estée Lauder Hamper will surely put a smile on your face.

If you can’t wait to vote already (but come back to complete reading my post after you vote ah), check out the voting app page on Estée Lauder Singapore Facebook page for more details, click here: https://www.facebook.com/EsteeLauderSG/app_172787272742313

If you still can wait, read on!

This is how the first page of beautiful makeover photo contest voting looks like, all you need to do is to click vote! Each page has 20 contestants and there are 4 pages so I infer that there are a total of 80 contestants. It says on the page that “You can submit unlimited votes, max 1 vote per entry” Aside: (so if you really want to maximize your winning potential, I guess you can like all 80 contestants! :P)

 

“Chance favors the prepared mind” – Louis Pasteur

Do let me know if you win the contest because you heard about the contest first from here (plus if you won it with the “tip” I gave you 😉 ) cause I’d love to celebrate your win with you!

We all love to win in life don’t we? With the Olympics fever currently going on, you can also stand a chance to experience being a winner by taking part in the contest voting! Do also like and share about the contest with all your girlfriends so that all of you can stand a chance to win. I believe in sharing and that sharing breeds winning. Winning is great but winning with friends is better! This is such a great quote that I need to “quot-ify”:

“I believe in sharing and that sharing breeds winning. Winning is great but winning with friends is better!”

– Ena Teo

For more details, click here: https://www.facebook.com/EsteeLauderSG/app_172787272742313

Speaking of winning, I am very blessed to have won a Glamasia contest and I collected my  Stella McCartney necklace yesterday. I’ll blog about it another post! (: