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Belated Updates | Etude House Curl Fix Mascara, Bling Me Prism & AW 2015

Have you seen my previous post on my belated CNY 2016 happenings and updates? ย So, while working on that post, I realized that I’d already published the Etude House Berry Delicious event that I’d earlier scheduled to be part of the post. But while going through my blog drafts folder, I found 2 Etude House related folders that I’ve yet to publish, so here they are! ๐Ÿ™‚

Etude House Curl Fix Mascara & Bling Me Prism

So I’d missed this event update from a year ago and I’m not sure if Etude House still carries the Curl Fix Mascara and Bling Me Prism. T_T
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Etude House Autumn Winter & Wisma One Year Party

Etude House celebrated Wisma’s flagship outlet’s first year party (Time flies! Check out my entry for its opening party here!) and we saw Clarence Lee create wearable autumn looks.
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Etude House Fall Winter 2015 Enabalista_0007Etude House Fall Winter 2015 Enabalista_0004 Lovely Halloween 2015 palettes. Etude House’s seasonal palettes are mostly always with very lovely, trendy colours and very value for money!ย Etude House Fall Winter 2015 Enabalista_0005 Etude House Fall Winter 2015 Enabalista_0006

Etude House Fall Winter 2015 Enabalista_0009 Etude House Fall Winter 2015 Enabalista_0008 The super popular Play 101 Pencil, a Pony x Etude House collaboration that’s now almost indispensable in many girl’s makeup pouch! Some colours are meant to be eyeshadows, others more as a lip and cheek product, it’s best to test and try them out in stores before making a purchase! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you Etude House Singapore for inviting me for the events! <3

An exciting skincareย compilation blog post coming up next, stay tuned!

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Ena

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

Hi Loves!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

x

Ena

Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur & Liquid Lips

Hi Loves!

This blog post and review is a little late in coming. Just in this year alone, I’ve published 170 articles and several more dozens to go and whilst I was preparing for another Etude House product feature and review post, I realized that I haven’t blogged about this from many months back, oops! It must have fell through the cracks, nonetheless it’s still not too late as these products are still on sale in stores. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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

x

Ena

8 Beauty Features for This Chinese New Year

Hi Loves!

There are many important things about Chinese New Year, one of them is reuniting with relatives (many of whom we only meet once a year, sadly). And of course we want to look our best when we’re about our New Year visitations; giving and receiving warm greetings as well as when we’re smiling for the cameras, for the memories down the years! In this 3rd (or 4th, if you include my new year home decor with IKEA post, heh) and final instalment for this year’s special Chinese New Year feature, itsย all about Beauty! If you haven’t be sure to check out my features for good food and savvyย style respectively! In this post, I’ll be sharing some of the latest beauty products that will help you to incorporate into and/or improve your current skincare, makeup and lifestyle routine so you can look radiant during this festive season! ๐Ÿ˜‰

1. Fill in wrinkles & Firm Skin with Nuxe Merveillance Expert

Nuxe Merveillance Expert range is formulated to fill in wrinkles and firm the skin. The day cream cones in 2 formulations for normal skin & dry skin respectively. I have normal and oily T-zone (I feel like I’ve repeated this many times over on my blog, lol) so I use theย Nuxe Merveillance Expertย Correcting Cream for visible lines for normal skin in the day. The lifting eye cream, lifting concentrate & regenerating night cream is suitable for all skin types. I’m super loving the fresh floral scent of Daylily in the range! You can find Nuxe in Singapore at Beauty by Nature outlets, John Little, Robinsons, BHG, Watsons, Guardian and Unity shops.

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2. Restore radiant skin with Trilogy

Trilogy’s Blemish Control Gel is a certified natural blemish gel, with salicylic acid that targets and decongests pimples. Antibacterial lemongrass and mandarin help control breakouts and ginger reduces inflammation and rose hip aids repair. I’ve used this for 1-2 weeks and I don’t think the effect of the gel is remarkable when I use in on my acne/pimple blemishes. So don’t expect an instant / overnight reduction, but if you’re all about natural skincare, this is something you might want to keep in mind! Trilogy’s Mineral Radiance Mask promises to energise, purify and deeply cleanse. This certified natural, mineral-rich kaolin clay mask promises to deliver instant radiance with a deep cleansing action. Using native New Zealand pohutukawa extract helps tone and regenerate while emollient oils rosehip and evening primrose nourish and hydrate. This is quite an embarrassing confession; I’ve not actually tried this mask despite having received this before Christmas last year, oops. However I am really sold on this clay mask based on the evening primrose oil ingredient. In case you don’t know, I take the EPO pill every night and it has helped me to balance my hormones so that I have lesser breakouts and thus healthier skin. I don’t know yet if applying it on my face for a mask will be equally good for my skin, but I’ll definitely update either on my Instagram or on the blog in another feature after I’ve used it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Big thanks to Fusion Cosmetics SG for sending these Nuxe & Trilogy products over!

Trilogy New Blemish Control Gel & Mineral Radiance Mask Blogger Review

3. Enjoy CNP, South Korea’s No.1 Cosmeceutical Brand, Now in Singapore

CNP Laboratory, Korea’s leading cosmeceutical skincare brand is now in Singapore~!ย Founded in 2000, CNP Lab is the brainchild of 50 dermatologists from CNP aesthetic clinic that originates from Korea Gangnam, and they understand the importance and need for good after treatment home care for various skin issues. We had the chance to try their products at the media launch and I’m impressed with their Daily Peeling Foam, a mild, self foaming cleanser that leaves skin smoother and supple after. I was told by the local CNP staff that the Propolis Deep Moisture pack which works like a sleeping pack is also really effective. Both products retail at $48.90 and you can get CNP products from selected Guardian outlets. Am also gifted their masks, Black Head Clear Kit ($14.10), Propolis Energy Ampoule ($40.90) and will update my review in time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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4. Brighter Skin with Laneige Collagen Drink & Clear C Advanced Effector

Come 31st March, Laneige will be launching their Collagen Drink. Sourced from tilapia fish, each bottle contains 5000mg of collagen peptide which is the amount that is used each day, and thus to be replenished. This drink promises to help brighten, hydrate and smoothen skin. It’s free from artificial colouring, preservatives and sugar and has the lowest amount of calories at only 105KJ. In addition to fish collagen, the drink also has vitamin C which helps to stimulate collagen synthesis and brighten the skin. It also has red orange extract and pomegranate extract, these two ingredients has powerful antioxidative effects and pleasant fruity flavours. Thanks to Laneige & Clozette, I’ve been gifted 3 boxes and have been drinking it for 2 weeks now. I drink it every night and it’s like a dessert for me. It’s slightly sweet and sourish but definitely not overwhelming and has no fishy scent.

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In addition to the Collagen Drink, I’ve been religiously using Laneige’s Clear C Advanced Effector, which works as a skin brightening boosting essence, it will help prep the skin to better absorb consequent skin products. It contains 92.5% superberry extract which has a 4 fold anti oxident effect! in 5 weeks, his essence promises moisturized skin, bright skin, clear skin tone, improved skin texture and even skin tone. This product comes with special cotton pad with two textures. After washing and drying your face, pump 2-3 full pumps on the the cotton. In the day, use the patterned /ridges side in the day in an up and down motion on your face and in the night use the smooth portion and gently pat the essence into your skin, you may wrap your face with your hands gently for deeper penetration of the essence on your face. After using this product, it doesn’t promises nor deliver an instant / over night result, however I do think it has helped me to maintain an even skin tone, my forehead tends to be darker but my facial skin tone is more even with this. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Laneige will also be launching in March their duo lip bars in 10 colours, $34 each. It’s something unique and fresh!

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5. Achieve Beautiful Skin from the Inside with Imedeen

In addition to Collagen drink, another consumable skincare product that I am about to commence is Imedeen’s Time Perfection beauty supplement. It contains exclusive collagen rich Marine Complex, packed with proteins and polysaccharides which is naturally found in the skin, and each age defying formula is enhanced with antioxident nutrients. I read very incredible reviews of this product online before accepting it for review so I am really very excited about commencing on a 3 month trial. I will be updating again after my course ends! ๐Ÿ™‚

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6. Rosy Complexion with Etude House Stay Up Foundation & Sweet Lips with Dear My Wish Lip Talkย 

Etude House has launched a new line of foundation in addition to their already awesome Magic Any cushion foundations, named Stay Up Foundation range, they have many shades to cater to various skin tones. I am loving their Stay Up Foundation in Rosy, it has a great formulation that provides moderate coverage all day without being heavy, cakey or wearing/melting/sweating off in our humid Singapore weather. You might probably already know I am a major fan of Etude House lipsticks, and it’s no surprise I am a fan of their Dear My Wish Lip Talk range, again great formulation as its neither too light nor heavy, they don’t dry out my lips and plussss super awesome pigmentation in just one coat. I am in love with PK001, PK002 and OR202 (raved by super popular Kbeauty vlogger and make up trainer, Pony).

I’ll be updating more about the Etude House Valentines Day media preview soon. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks Etude House SG for your constant generosity! xx

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7. Get Sharp Looking Eyes with Ena’s Highly Recommended Clio Kill Black Brush Eyeliner

Guys, this is my new holy grail eyeliner. If there’s only one eyeliner I can pick, it’s this. It’s super sharp, so I have accurate lines, it doesn’t smudge on my sometimes oily skin and plus it removes cleanly with my normal waterbased cleanser. I use the brown one for days when I want a more natural look. Sometimes I mix both to get a look with more depth. Clioย Kill Black, Kill Brown Brush Liner, MAJOR LOVE guys.

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8. Slim Down Like Fann Wong Did, with Marie France Bodyline

Honestly I can’t imagine giving birth and losing my figure (still single, but just sayin’! haha). So I’m sure many Singaporean women are super envious of Fann’s figure after pregnancy and this is no doubt thanks to Marie France’s awesome slimming treatments. I mean, just look at her!

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If I were her husband Christopher, I will surely be eager to kiss her all day too, hehe!

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I was looking for the kissing photo on Marie France’s Instagram and came across their awesome promotion. So if you’re planning to lose some weight after CNY feasting… Make use of this promo! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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That’s all for my super long beauty post for CNY!

I hope you enjoyed it!

x

Ena

Celebrating 4 Years of Enabalista

Hi Loves!

How’s your week coming along? ๐Ÿ™‚
My Monday totally felt like a “weekend coma”; post hectic weekend coma. >_< Last week was a really long week with planning and executing my blog Enabalista’s 4th Anniversary giveaways, blogging appointments as well as work packed back to back. So I felt so lethargic at work on Monday… But then I was totally excited to meet up with my girlies at work for dinner at Saveur heheh.

Before it gets too late, I’d like to share my thoughts on reaching Enabalista’s 4th Anniversary! ^^,

On my Instagram last Thursday, which is also the very dateย of my very first post on this blog (30th Oct), I posted a series of #TBT photos that encapsulates 4 of my passions and popular topics on my blog:

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Fashion
I started off this blog to share photos and thoughts of fashion shows that I attended when I was a fashion student. I had the chance to attend many local fashion shows while assisting backstage and also as my BFF, Bini’s guest for the premium shows such as Chanel.

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Beauty
Not long after, I also started to review beauty products, starting off with skincare and a ton of lip care products. In the course of 4 years, I’ve had the pleasure to review many brands, as seen in the photo and also recommended many of them to you my readers, as well as family and friends.

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Travel
If you’ve been following my blog long enough, you’ll also know that I love to travel and to blog about my travels. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to travel far for 2014, apart from Malaysia and even for those short trips I also haven’t had the time to post up photos. >_< If you’re new to my blog, I hope you’ll enjoy reading about my trips to Seoul, HK, Japan & London. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Food
As a true Singaporean, I’m a big fan of fine cuisine! I love to enjoy good food and I love to share where all these delicious food are on my blog here.

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Myย Blogging Philosophy
With 4 years of blogging, I’ve come to realize that my blogging philosophy is sharing about my positive experiences, whether it’s about the 4 topics above or beyond. I relish in new, exciting & enjoyable experiences. Personally I feel that the best gift one can give & receive is spending time together and what better way is there to do than to enjoy a good experience together? ๐Ÿ™‚

Additionally, I like to think that my posts are “edu-taining”- educational and entertaining at the same time! My wish is that when readers come to my blog, they’ll soak up new knowledge about fashion, beauty, travel & food while also really enjoy my reviews and photos. Basically every blog post is crafted according to how I would enjoy reading it as a reader! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Etude House Wisma Flagship Store Opening

Did I start out my blog 4 years ago thinking it’d reach where it is today?
Absolutely not. As I mentioned above, I started out blogging to post information and photos that I was passionate about. On hindsight, these information that I have are also exclusive, so blogging is really a great way to share these exciting information and meet bloggers and readers alike who are equally passionate about these topics as I am. It was only in mid-end 2011 that I started to blog quite industriously andย was posting up more content in terms of events that I attended and beauty products I’veย tried.

Best Singapore Lifestyle Blog 2013
Then December 2013 came around and I still remember that I was at my church’s 50th anniversary camp at Malacca when I was in the hotel room I shared with my friend Talia and reading the email from HotelClub.com that they have selected me to be one of the “Best Singapore Lifestyle Blog 2013“. I was super stoked and I was incredibly happy, excited and thankful to be recognized for this blog that I’ve been passionately maintaining.

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Then Jan 2014 came around and I started to receive an influx of invitations from brands for events and reviews. Two very exciting things also happened for me in mid 2014, I tookย part in Kose Cinderella contest and OMY Best Beauty Blogsย contest,ย one after the other.ย Although I didn’t win either one of it, I’m still very thankful for my family and friends who have shown so much support for me and through these contests I’ve also got to know the lovely ladies who took part in the contests and these connections are truly invaluable.

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Singapore’s Lifestyle Blog
2014 also marks the year where I clearly defined that I wanted my blog to be recognized as a lifestyle blog. I am passionate about things beyond just 1 topic, and I don’t want to limit myself to be only blogging about one topic. So sometime around January this year, I set a goal that I wanted my blog to be known and ranked top as “Singapore’s Lifestyle Blog/Blogger” on Google. Lo & behold, after about 100 posts in 2014 alone, my dream came true in October this year and I was very thankful when a PR contact introduced me as “Singapore’s leading lifestyle blogger”. I don’t know if I am able to maintain my blog’s Google ranking, or how long I can maintain it for, but I know that if more readers enjoy reading what I blog about, then the easier it would be to sustain the ranking. ๐Ÿ™‚

The future ahead
Like 4 years ago, I’m not sure where my blog will be headed to in another 4 years. But I do know for sure that I’ll continue to be passionately sharing about my positive experiences for Fashion, Beauty, Travel & Food. Currently there are 2 things that I wish to accomplish: 1. Publish a book about Lifestyle; an editorial summary of topics similar to my blog 2. Produce a series of diary/organizers. However right now I have too much on my plate for work and blogging that I am KIV-ing these goals that I wish to achieve until the time is right. If you’re reading this and would like to partner me to accomplish these goals, email me and we’ll see how we can set things in motion. ๐Ÿ™‚

Last but definitely not the least, I want to thank God for His providence and guidance for my life and blog and my family and friends for their support and encouragement. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, my dear readers and friends for reading my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you haven’t, be sure to check out these 4 awesome giveaways that I am currently running on my IG, FB & Clozette:

*UPDATED with winners*

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Giveaway on Instagram
Giveaway on Facebook

Winners
IG: @style_byjane
FB: Caren Foo

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L’Oreal Paris Giveaway Blog Post
Giveaway on Instagram
Giveaway on Facebook

Winners
IG: @jensdazzvoq & @minkclara
FB: Huiibin Dumbyou

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Clozette LE Disney Makeup Sets Giveaway Blog Post
Giveaway on Clozette
Giveaway on Instagram
Giveaway on Facebook

Winners
Clozette: ChristabellePQZ & Amandansl22
IG: @misspinky24
FB: Jolvin Zhang

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Elizabeth Arden All Day Chic Holiday Color Collection Giveaway Blog Post
Giveaway on Instagram
Giveaway on Facebook

Winners
IG: @mybeautyroad
FB: Amelia Tan

Good luck!

Lotsa Love, xx

Ena

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