Alright, so I’m just gonna get the white elephant out of the way first by addressing a very obvious issue that this blog post consists of updates that are about half a year late. In case you’re wondering why, it’s because majority of the events I attend/products sent to me for review are non-obligatory, meaning it’s not compulsory for me to blog about them. So I procrastinate on these updates. That said, I always make it a point to update more promptly on my Instagram (@ena_teo) However because I’m invited as a blogger, I still want to make it a point for me to blog about them! I’ve been on a hiatus on July taking 2 trips abroad with friends so that’s caused quite a delay in my blog post schedule as well. And if you’ve read my previous blog compilation here, you’ll know that I’m changing to a blog compilation method instead of updating by event/product review so I can be more prompt in my blog updates as well! And if I can say so myself, I think it makes for a more interesting read as a casual reader although it also means that if you’re googling for a specific event/product review that led to my/this post, you’ll end up reading about a few other topics/things that you’re not here for… Well, you gain some, you lose some I guess? Hopefully more gain than loss in my case and yours! 😛 And oh, I’m also counting down to my blog post updates because I’m slowly but surely migrating over to the Youtube platform, I’ve created a Youtube channel (Enabalista) long ago, bought a vlog camera earlier this year and recently acquired a ring light! So you can totally expect my reviews and sharing to transit from blog text to video format! Exciting times huh!!!
Enough with the long introduction, whilst I was prepping the photos for this post, I’m reminded of the interesting Chinese New Year (CNY) events I’ve attended and once again, amazed at how time flies, it literally seemed just like yesterday that the new year started and now we’re way past the half year mark already?! On one hand I’m convicted of what a sloth/major procrastinator I’ve been and yet on the very same note I am very eager to transit over to the weekly vlog format to keep up to date (closer to date, at least, lol) my current/future happenings! Alright, #leggo!
Lazada First Blogger Bazaar
So Lazada invited me for their very first blogger bazaar (and it took me half a year to update about it on the blog, yes I feel bad T-T). And we had a blast just checking out a lottt of items that they stock on their site!
A wide range of jewellery!
As well as sunglasses & watches. Apparently Lazada staff says watches are really popular on Lazada!
Me thinks these watches, especially the Kate Spade watch is pretty cute! You can find something similar here.
Thank you Lazada Singapore for inviting me to the blogger bazaar & for these gifts! <3
My V-Day Goth Look
So #ICYMI, this year’s V-day coincided with CNY and to celebrate my very single-ness, I decided to dress up in a kick-ass attire and make up to head out to KFC dinner with my sister. >U<
My eyesight isn’t the best, so I like to snap photos of the board and zoom in on my phone and read the signs, LOL.
Our very very disappointing KFC dinner. The chicken pieces were so small and unsatisfying! It was especially bad cause they were running all these ads that really had my hopes up. This is at the Bedok Central outlet (not Bedok Mall). T_T Cheesy BBQ Meltz was the saving grace though! It’s just sad that chicken at KFC is not as tasty as before? 🙁 It was so bad that I didn’t ever want to step back into KFC. KFC has lost so much of its game these days and it’s so sad cause we literally grew up with Macs and KFC. Well, at least thank God Macs is still relevant? HAHA. I feel nostalgic even for fastfood, I know. T_T Check out this girl.
Yeappp it’s me!
MTXX makes everything better, really.
Can’t waste the make up I had on. So cue selfies!
Penhaligons x CNY
Penhaligons invited a small and intimate group of beauty bloggers over for a session at their ION boutique and we indulged (there’s no other way of expressing it) in their fragrances and I seriously enjoyed hearing the staff regaling all these beautiful stories behind each of the scents he was introducing. Such a great story teller he is!
Penhaligon’s seriously gorgeous Empressa marbled packaging.
Empressa is inspired by the beauty and nacrescence of pearls, precious silks and fine fabrics transported through London to adorn women of power and influence. Shimmering with bright pink pepper, succulent blood orange, dewberry and peach, Empressa’s floral heart is lustrous with the dusky pinks and soft whites of rose and neroli. The sensuous drydown of patchouli and vanilla is sweetened by a blend of cocoa, amber and maltol, with warming cedarwood and rich sandalwood providing depth and sensuality.
Cr: Penhaligons website.
I wasn’t kidding when I say Penhaligon’s staff regales us with stories of their fragrances – they literally speak in these terms you just read above. How else do you define one’s experience with such fine stories and fragrances other than using the word indulge? 😉 #rhetoricalquestion
Every item a collectible! So much love for the tiny fragrance bottle!
Yeap, that’s the awesome Penhaligon’s staff with an impeccable memory and story telling ability. I can’t recall his name (sorry!) but I think he was based at the MBS outlet. He is so good that if you’re thinking of purchasing a perfume and want to indulge in a great Penhaligon’s fragrance profiling experience, I highly recommend calling in first to book an appointment first with this fine Indian staff. Love the box set, so exquisite! Unboxing my Empressa perfume. <3
Nespresso CNY Dinner | Umutima & Tanim
Have you ever had such a great dining experience that it leaves a deep impression? Nespresso’s CNY dinner was one such dinner. It might have been the excellent cuisine (as an experience at Saint Pierre would warrant nothing short of that), the invigorating coffee or vivacious dinner company but one thing’s for sure, the dinner was nothing short of memorable!
Matthieu Pougin, Country Manager of Nespresso sharing about the new flavours and environment friendly measures Nespresso is adopting such as recycling the capsules, before the dinner.
This coffee cocktail martini was so good, guys.Love the personalized touch of having my own namecard at dinner! <3
One person lou-hei, so fresh! Chef Emmanuel Stroobant
We submitted our new year wishes so these artists could calligraph them for us! Umutima & Tanim, limited edition flavours. I love the rich, sweet flavour of Tanim!
Guyssss. This foie gras soup is the bomb. If someone asks me what I’d like my last meal on earth to be, I’d pick this. It was raining while we were having dinner, and there’s just something so comforting and soothing about having a good rich soup while it’s raining outside.
This dessert, I remember it being so special, it’s pepper sorbet, guys. So yes, its spicy and cold. No kidding. It definitely tastes as odd as it sounds, but definitely memorable! By this dish we/I was really full. I couldn’t appreciate it properly. T_T Ended the night with a cuppa orange caramel coffee. Don’t ask me how I still remember it without even referring to any notes after 6-7 months. The brain has an amazing way of recalling things. Or maybe it’s because I liked it so much but I couldn’t drink more than 2 mouths cause I didn’t want to risk insomnia. (So much for typing this out at 5.34am after a cup of ice lemon tea after dinner, well at least it’s Saturday tmr and my first appointment is at 2.45pm. T_T) Nespresso also has its own take on red packets. And yes I brought home my dinner namecare! 🙂 And my well wishes for my readers, calligraphed by the artist at the event! I hope you caught it on my IG then! 😉
With the boisterous dinner crowd of fellow bloggers+ staff + emcee Benjamin Kheng!
Thank you Nespresso, Saint Pierre and Golin PR for the dinner invite! <3
The Face Shop CC Cushion
(Repost from my IG:)
The Face Shop launched 2 new CC cushions, CC Intense Cover Cushion with 25 hours-lasting moisture and coverage effect and CC Ultra Moist Cushion with 25 hours-lasting moisture and radiance effects. 💁🏻💦Having tried both, I am really impressed with the coverage from the Intense Cover Cushion without feeling too heavy however I personally prefer a more natural (medium coverage) and moisturizing foundation which is the Ultra Moist Cushion version! 💕 The CC Cushions comes in Pure Beige(V103), Apricot Beige(V201) and Natural Beige(V203).
Also, yes The Face Shop has gone through a branding face lift, a sleeker and modern look! Will be sharing more about their recent (yes, not half a year ago, lol, hopefully not half a year later >U<) Tampines One opening and brand revamp!
Fast forward half a year later, I’m still loving the Ultra Moist Cushion and now we have more cover choices!
Thank you TheFaceShop for sending the love! <3
The Body Shop British Rose Collection
When you’ve got your face covered, you can’t neglect your body. (Pun intended). Over the CNY/V-Day period, The Body Shop launched the British Rose collection and my favourites from the range would have to be the shower gel and body scrub. The scent is just lovely without being overly sweet or heavy~! Check out the entire range and prices here.
Thank you The Body Shop and WOM PR for sending the parcel over! <3
That’s all for this post. 😉
A skincare compilation blog post coming up next, stay tuned~!