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My journey to clearer & healthy skin with TCS Aesthetics Central Clinic

Do you face facial pigmentations, skin bumps / tacs & moles like I do? Well, I’ve got an excellent solution for your skincare woes to share with you today!

I’ve been facing small brown bumps on my cheeks for about a year plus, which are tiny, so it’s not very visible unless you see them from a very close distance. I’ve also got two pretty visible moles above my right eye, sometimes I get asked if they’re an ant! >.< See:

While waiting for the anesthetic cream to take effect ahead of the CO2 laser, with no foundation on.

So I’m very glad that I’ve been undergoing these two laser treatments at TCS Aesthetics Clinic to treat my skin issues and give me clearer, healthier skin. ☺️

1.Q Switched + Genesis Laser  are two different but relatively light laser treatments that help to reduce skin pigmentation, acne marks and allows for skin rejuvenation. Having completed 2 sessions, these  combined laser treatment help to reduce my acne outbreaks therefore helping me achieve clearer and healthier skin than before. Q Switched laser is a more focused light treatment and has a slight sensation but not painful. Genesis laser is done with the same machine and feels like a gush of warm air which feels very comfortable.

If you’re interested, you can continue to read on to find out more about this laser treatment:

What is it?

A Q-Switched (aka Q-Switched Nd-Yag Laser) Laser is used in various procedures: the laser is a beam of energy at a specific wavelength (1064nm) which is applied to the skin and is absorbed by coloured pigments such as freckles, sun spots, age spots, etc. in the skin.

The power settings of the laser can be set at different levels and frequencies to accommodate your specific condition and expectations.

What is it used for?

  • Pigmentation (such as freckles, sun spots, age spots, brown spots, melasma, birthmarks)
  • Acne marks
  • Fairer skin
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Pimples and acne
  • Tattoo removal

Genesis laser is intended to improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles, reduce acne scars, and diminish pore size

2.CO2 Laser is a more intensive laser treatment that helps remove bigger skin imperfections, such as darker bigger moles and/or birthmarks or acne scars. Dr Tan used it to remove my two moles above my right eyes and it is recovering very well – I will be doing another update in time to come.

What is it?

Fractional or “pixilated” carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers are one of the latest advances in non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments. The CO2 laser has the longest wavelength of all the lasers on the market and can be used safely on darker skin types with appropriate adjustments in the settings.

What is it used for?

Fractional CO2 lasers excel at treating deeper wrinkles, more severe textural changes from sun damage, wrinkles, blotchiness, acne scars, and surgical or traumatic scars. It can be used on the delicate eyelid skin and around the mouth. It is also a very effective treatment for sun damage and precancerous growths.

Three weeks after Q-Switched laser treatment and Two weeks after CO2 laser treatment, with foundation on. Two moles above my right eye is barely visible. Dr Tan says that the brown spots will continue to lighten with time, so I will do another update with no foundation makeup on, in time to come.

Many of my close friends have asked me where I got my laser treatments done and I have recommend them Dr Ryan Tan and his excellent team at TCS Aesthetics Clinic at The Central, Clark Quay.  Dr Ryan Tan is a very patient doctor who will gently explain the procedures before starting so I feel very safe and assured under his hands during the two different laser treatments I have gone through. Their prices are also very reasonable. I highly recommend Dr Ryan Tan and TCS Aesthetics Clinic! If you’d like to find out more about the various beauty treatments they have to offer, visit their website at www.cosmeticsurgery.sg. 🙂

Thank you Dr Tan & team at TCS Aesthetics Clinic for taking care of my skin!

Be sure to call ahead and quote “ENA” when booking your appointment especially if you want to drop by at lunch hour as they are usually busy then!

TCS Aesthetics Clinic

Address: 8 Eu Tong Sen Street, The Central #11-90, Singapore 059818
Call: 6221 8221

7 Recommended Beauty & Wellness Spots in Korea!

Are you planning for a pampering  trip with your girlfriends / mum or sisters soon?  I was just in Korea last month for a Beauty and Wellness trip and had the privilege to experience the best of Beauty and Wellness that Korea has to offer. Today’s post will cover 7 beauty spots and services that we visited which I highly recommend! Maybe you can KIV some spots for your next trip! 😉

(1) K-Beauty Makeover at Beauté 101

Beauté 101 is one of Korea’s top 1-stop shop for all your beauty needs; hair, makeup and nails. Need to prep for a night out in Korea? Fret not – just be in your outfit for the night, factor 2-3 hours with them and you’ll be ready to rock and roll in style, with your tresses, makeup and nails done. I also recommend checking out the nearby alleyways for cute spots for OOTDs like we did! For a basic hair styling, makeup and nails package like I did, it costs 242,000 won (S$298), add another 100,000 won (S$122) to upgrade to a party/special package. Located in Gangam, check out their Facebook page here and be sure to reserve in advance for your slot.

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(2) Luxe Facial Spa at Sulwhasoo Flagship Store

If you’re travelling with your mum or favourite aunt, may I suggest and recommend booking a luxe Facial Spa at Sulwhasoo Flagship Store – Korea’s equivalent of La Mer, whether it’s products, place or service, it won’t disappoint. On the ground floor, you’ll find exhibitions of past and present products and packaging. If you think that the ground floor is astounding, you’ll be further impressed by their second level where #interiorgoals abound. You’ll find a gift wrapping segment followed by an array of current ranges of products which are free for testing followed by a private lounge area where you can sip tea and enjoy testing out the products one by one, including the famed Sulwhasoo – Harmonizen Regenerating Cream which costs 650,000 (S$800). Yes that’s right you didn’t read wrong. After shopping (according to the local staff, the store is very generous with their samples and price after discounts for tourists is even better than airport). Before you’re ushered off for your spa, enjoy a vial of ginseng ampoule (drank, not applied), complemented with a cuppa green tea to balance the bitterness of the ginseng. Following which, you can proceed to their spa level and then into individual rooms which are designed like hotel rooms, with individual shower room. The facial spa begins with a foot soak followed by scrub with their special ginseng body scrub that’s not for sale and only available at the spa – talk about exclusivity! There’s even an iPhone cable charge in the spa room, super thoughtful. After the facial, which ends off with Sulwhasoo’s very thorough skincare regime, you can prep your tresses and apply their in house Sulwhasoo makeup foundation and blusher at the private makeup room. I also love that their staff speak basic conversational english pretty well. Visit them at 650, Sinsadong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

In case you’re wondering what’s in the Sulwhasoo facial, these are my notes – I can’t recall the entire skincare regime at the end as it was too extensive!:

Hot feet soak
Ginseng scrub
Facial portion:
Remove makeup
Cleansing oil
Hot towel
White ginseng scrub
Sleeping mask
Rest
After facial skincare:
First treatment essence
Lotion
Moisturizer
Serum
Sunblock

(Visit their site if you’d like to find out more about their Beauty Ritual)

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(3) Soak, spa & massage at women’s only Spa Lei

Lei Spa is a popular women’s only spa, and rated #7 out of 230 spas and wellness places in Seoul on TripAdvisor. As we were fully made-over after our Beaute101 experience and we were a little short of time during our visit to Spa Lei, we didn’t (want to) experience a full soak, sauna and massage which will ruin our hair and makeup, lol. We did however enjoy a drink and hot feet soak at both their outdoor and indoor foot spa. While their staff speak very limited english, I was very impressed with their 3 floors of facilities ranging from saunas, spa, massage, sleeping rooms, TV rooms, outdoor terrace, cafe, nails services and more – I can imagine it’s a place to hang out with my girlfriends for a whole day just doing sauna, spa, massage, meals, nails and more. For as little as 2000won an hour, it’s no wonder Spa Lei is a hit with both local and tourists alike. Do note that privacy is a huge concern, so you will need to keep your phones in the locker as no phones are allowed in the spa.spa-lei-women-only-spa-in-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0000 spa-lei-women-only-spa-in-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0001 spa-lei-women-only-spa-in-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0002 spa-lei-women-only-spa-in-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0003 spa-lei-women-only-spa-in-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0004 spa-lei-women-only-spa-in-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0006

(4) Skincare and Makeup Shopping at Myeong Dong

If you count yourself a K-beauty lover, no trip to Korea would be complete without visiting Myeong Dong where there’s an endless supply and promotion of all things Korean skincare and makeup. If you’re a fan of new skincare brands, then you must pay a visit to Olive Young who stocks brands that are more under the radar before they are established enough to have their owns stores, such as CNP, WakeWake and ElishaCoy. If you’re like me and a fan of established skincare and makeup brands such as Laneige, EtudeHouse, Clio & TheFaceshop, then it’s best to plan your trip to coincide with Korea’s sales season which is start of October and the next one would be early next year, visit Visit Korea website or Korea Grand Sale website for updates. If you’re planning to buy in bulk, my local friend suggests visiting Duty Free at Lotte Mall for really awesome bulk discounts.

Also, no street shopping is complete without street snacks!I will be writing a separate article on recommended Korean food spots, but thought I should add this in as well. Speaking of street snacks, On my first night in Korea, I’d met up with my friend, Livia for Chimac dinner. Livia works at Charis and she gifted me with a Klairs Mochi Bb cushion, a lightweight foundation – you can get it from my Charis online store here~  Also, I have to mention that you can get lots of awesome Korean snacks at Big Mart at Myeong Dong, opens till 12am!

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Second night at Myeong Dong (we were there most nights since it was a stone throw away from our hotel!):myeong-dong-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0005 myeong-dong-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0006 myeong-dong-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0007 myeong-dong-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0008 myeong-dong-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0010 myeong-dong-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0011 myeong-dong-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0012 myeong-dong-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0013

I also recommend staying at Lotte City Myeongdong Hotel which is a 10 minutes walk away from Myeong Dong shopping streets. A relatively new hotel with impeccable and friendly staff service, good breakfast spread, comfortable bedroom and great housekeeping service.

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Apart from Myeong Dong, I also recommend paying a visit to Gangnam where you’ll find Style Nanda and many shop fronts with lovely visual merchandising in their windows and having a cuppa coffee at Coffeesmith, just to people watch – the dudes are particularly handsome there, haha.

Style Nanda store:

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Club Clio, got the colour I wanted in Celeb Rose which ran out at Olive Young!:gangnam-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0006 gangnam-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0007 gangnam-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0008

If you have more time, you should also check out Hongdae where there’s more Korean makeup and skincare shops (no surprises, LOL) and more street fashion!

Cap shopping:hongdae-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0000

Walked into Labiotte for their wine lipsticks!
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Got one of these lipsticks, which is a lovely coral and hydrating formula:hongdae-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0004

Burnt orange and browns colours are all the rage this fall!:
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Love these new 3CE liquid lips shades in Lazy, Obsessed & New me, except I’d already bought like 8 lipsticks by this time, so I didn’t purchase any, lol! #onemouthonlyhongdae-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0008

Was super tempted to get this, but would be too creamy/shimmery/oily for SG’s humid weather, so I did not – but if I was staying in Korea would go for this!:hongdae-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0007 hongdae-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0011Also, Chuu official has nice lip tints!hongdae-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0010

(5) Wellness Treatment at KwangDong Oriental Hospital

Have I mentioned that we’ve been treated to only the best in Korea during our trip? The same can be said of our visit to KwangDong Oriental Hospital – we were there on a Friday morning at 9.30am and there were already customers at the counters paying for their oriental medicine dosage/satchets after their check ups. My wellness session with KwangDong Oriental Hospital started with registration, followed by consultation with the doctor, interpreted by a very eloquent lady named Jenny – the doctor then administered my virgin acupuncture experience (pretty painless in fact) on my stiff shoulders and aching calves followed by a cold stone facial spa and hot herbal foot pack – it was an incredible and unique experience to have a cold and hot sensation simultaneously on the opposing ends of my body. I love my experience at KwangDong Oriental Hospital and hope to bring my parents there some day.

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(6) Relaxing Spa Session at Herb Island

Last but not the least, if you’re a fan of whimsical European style, I recommend visiting Herb Island and experiencing the Spa session after lunch and staying until the evening when the place is lit in the night. The Spa session starts off with tea and registration followed by a foot soak, a hot pack experience while laying on a cloth over dried hay (I imagine that’s how Jesus felt when he was a baby in a manger, lol) and ending off with massage (choice of back or feet, I picked feet). Also, the shops are super pretty, if you’re a fan of aromatic oil, scents and tea, it’s a place you can stock up on supplies!

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If you enjoyed reading my Beauty and Wellness recommendations, stay tuned to my next post on Korean Food recommendations in Seoul! 😉

If you’d like a chronological update to my Beauty and Wellness Korean Trip visit my Dayre days 272-278 starting here.

Thank you Carolyn and Korean Tourism Organisation Singapore for making the trip to Korea possible!

Browtisan Creative Eyebrow Embroidery Review

Hi Loves~

A while back, I popped by Browtisan’s Pop Up Booth at ION Orchard Atrium for a quick Browtisan Creative Eyebrow Embroidery session. Eyebrow artisan and Browtisan founder Coco designed and did a Gradient Eyebrow Embroidery for me and I love it!!! Check out what went down in the photos below! 😉
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And the embroidery session began after Coco drew on the eyebrows for me using pencil first~

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I was given an after embroidery care package, which as definitely levelled up since my first embroidery session with them in March 2015! It’s SO PRETTY NOW!browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0009 browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0010 browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0011 browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0012 So so thoughtful. <3browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0013 This is a balm that helps speed up recovery.browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-pics-enabalista_0003

How my eyebrows looks after the session~

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Thank you Browtisan & Yi Yun for inviting me down for the the ION Orchard Pop Up and Coco for my beautiful new brows! <3

If you’re wondering, the entire session is painless especially since they apply on anaesthetic cream first. I love how beautiful, feminine, demure and on trend the eyebrow embroidery design and I’ve gotten so much compliments from family and friends, I highly recommend Browtisan not only for their beautiful designs but also for their top notch, professional and friendly service!

Visit their website for more information and follow them on  Facebook for their updates and promotions! 😉

x

Ena

Shine Bright Like a Diamond with these Whitening & Brightening Skincare Products

If you’re obsessed about whitening and brightening your skin, this post’s for you. Today’s skincare compilation consists of 4 skincare brands, each with at least one whitening / brightening skincare product / range that apparently we Asians are obsessed over.

If Google brought you here while you’re searching for a specific product review, I hope you’ll also enjoy reading up about other products featured in this post as well! 😉

The Body Shop Drops of Light & Enrich Not Exploit Campaign

The Body Shop’s Drop of Light promises to:
reveal your most luminous complexion yet with our complete skin‑brightening regime. Suitable for sensitive skin with an array of sensorial textures, each product in this range gives you another dose of brighter skin, day after day.
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are committed to working fairly with our farmers and suppliers and helping communities to thrive. Our products enrich, but never make false promises and are never tested on animals. For more information about the campaign visit here.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth

Body Shop Drops of Youth range helps to revitalise anti-aging skin by kick-starting the cell repair process and delivering a much-needed hit of supple hydration.

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Having tried the above three products, I can attest that the range is remarkable light for an anti-aging range. A user-pro tip that I’ve seen from The Body Shop’s Facebook post/advertisement is using both the Drops of Light and Drops of Youth serums together for a double packed brightening and hydrating effect!

Thank you The Body Shop Singapore and WOM PR for sending over the products over for review! <3

Eucerin White Therapy Range

Sun exposure, hormonal changes, skin inflammation, and acne scarring can all lead to problems of hyperpigmentation – a key concern for many Asian women. Specially formulated for Asian skin, Eucerin® White Therapy is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark spots to give you visibly brighter skin in just over 12 weeks.

Eucerin® White Therapy acts at the root of the problem – where melanin synthesis occurs. The products are formulated with key ingredients B-Resorcinol and Glycyrrhetinic Acid to prevent excessive melanin production and work to continuously reduce pigmentation. Beyond its melanin-suppressive capabilities, the formula also supports and stimulates the skin’s natural ability to repair damage and helps to prevent signs of premature ageing. 

This range works on dark spots, age spots, melasma, freckles, post-inflammatory stress, and acne scarring to give you a brighter and more even skin tone. Overtime, Eucerin® White Therapy also helps to prevent the reappearance of pigmentation.

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Eucerin is a dermatologist recommended skincare that you’ll find readily available at drug store so it’s no surprise when I adopted this range of skincare for a week that it’s fragrance free and very gentle on my skin. If you’ve got sensitive skin and you’re looking for a range of skincare to help you regain your skin’s fairness without any harsh ingredients, I’d definitely recommend this range! For more information about the range, visit here.

Eucerin & Nivea’s Top 10 Best Selling Products

I don’t even know where to start for this. Here are the top 10 best selling Eucerin, Nivea and Nivea Men’s products!

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From left to right: Eucerin Volume Filler Day Cream, Eucerin pH5 Skin Protecting Shower Oil, Nivea Men Oil Control Brightening Mud Serum Foam, Nivea Men Cool Kick Anti Perspirant Spray, Nivea Lip Balm, Nivea Sun Block, Nivea Firming Body Serum, Nivea Makeup Clear Micellar Water

Obviously I can’t attest to the men’s products, but I can say that even before Nivea sent these over to me, I’ve been using Nivea’s Body Milk Night Whitening Lotion at night, because you know, I also want fairer skin and Nivea products smell so good and are so affordable. Sometimes when I’m not too lazy, I also use the above Firming Body Serum with SPF33 as a day body sun block. I’m also almost finishing the Nivea Micellar Water, and they’ve just me the new updated version which is even better! More on the new products in another separate post! 🙂

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Nivea has also launched Extra White Serum Deodorant and Anti Perspirant spray. The key ingredients are 10x Vitamin C and Avocado Oil to smoothen and whiten under arms while keeping them fresh for longer. For Nivea’s whitening deodorant, see here.

Thank you Eucerin, Nivea & The PR People for sending the products over for review! <3

CNP White Peel Home Set

A home-based whitening treatment program that is used in dermatology clinics, it uses the latest Polyhydroxy Acids (PHA) principle. The formula removes dead skin cells and brightens skin tone resulting in clear radiant skin.CNP White Peel Enabalista_0000

For more information, visit their site here. I’ve yet to review this set yet, do look out for my review update on my IG. 🙂

Kiehls’ Nature Powered Masks

Kiehls’ launched two new masks early this year, the TURMERIC & CRANBERRY SEED ENERGIZING RADIANCE MASQUE and CILANTRO & ORANGE EXTRACT POLLUTANT DEFENDING MASQUEKiehls Nature Powered Masks Enabalista_0000 Kiehls Nature Powered Masks Enabalista_0001I love that this is a quick 10 min mask, the cranberry seeds exfoliates the skin in a gentle and natural manner, revealing clean and rejuvenated skin~

Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

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It seems that I might have just reserved the best for the last, in this case. I don’t think I need to say anything else except that this is a truly remarkable blemish clearing product and it delivers the very promise it makes on its product name; Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution. I’ve used it on my acne spots on multiple nights and I always find that I wake up to clearer skin and lightened blemish spots… highly recommended!

Thank you Wei-Lin of Kiehls for sending the products over for review! <3

Is there any whitening and/or brightening skincare product that you swear by? Let me know in the comments below!

x

Ena

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?  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! 🙂

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_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! 😉

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

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

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x

Ena

Stay Hip & Chic with BIG Hotel Singapore

Over the recent labour day holiday, Christabelle and I enjoyed our extended weekend at boutique hotel, BIG Hotel Singapore. Super love the chic, grey textured walls and its Pinterest-worthy minimalistic interior. <3

Belle and I made full use of our 1D1N with girly activities such as playing with new make up, photo taking at the alley ways/spots near by the hotel, thai food at Aroy Dee for dinner, The Daily Scoop (at School of the Arts) for desserts and masks (mutiple, yes, haha) time before we called it a night. During our fruitful staycation, we were also appropriately (mostly me, haha since Belle doesn’t really drinks coffee) with Nespresso and Cafedirect coffee, it’s sweet that BIG Hotel has a Nespresso machine in the room. Have I mentioned how much I love the chic coffee corner? 😉BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0003 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0008 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0010 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0009 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0006 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0007 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0004 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0005BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0013BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0012 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0011 BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0014New cosmetics from Etude House Play 101 Sticks / cushion concealers, Laneige BB Cushion, K-Palette Rose Eyeliner, Kate Tokyo Eyeshadow Palettes, Stenders Handcream and Lipbalm.
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See the look below:
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BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0017Coffee break with Cafedirect (available at Fairprice Finest & Fairprice Xtra) before heading out.
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Post dinner ice cream indulgence:

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I brought along Origin’s Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores, and found out that Christabelle is a huge fan of this brand and been using this mask regularly which helps with her oily skin type, once a week. Origins is an au natural skin care brand, for all you nature loving skincare fanatics! 😉

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And post Origins charcoal mask, we nourished our skin with The Face Shop animal masks which I got last year and they don’t seem to be retailing any more now, but man, these smell of peaches, soooo good and its also pretty hydrating, love! Check out other The Face Shop masks currently available on their site here.

The next morning, a wake up coffee is in order…
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BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0028And YES I had also lugged over the new ranges of skincare goodies; shower gel, scrub, body creams from The Body Shop to try out during the staycation, best decision ever! Our bathroom and room were filled and smelled so good of summer fragrances from the Pinita Colada (Pineapple and Coconut) to Polynesian Tiare (island flowers), they’ll all launch by June 9. 😉

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BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0033A very cosy and bubbly lobby atmosphere when we left, ideal for friends or family to gather before heading out.

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The comfy bed and sheets made for a great night’s rest. All in, BIG Hotel is an affordable, chic option that I’d recommend whether you’re considering for a local stay-cation or visiting from abroad. Staff we met at the hotel were also very pleasant and courteous – they definitely made our stay that much sweeter. Plus, it’s located conveniently close to Bugis MRT (if you’re taking the train down from Changi Airport, from the green line) and walking distance to Dhoby Ghaut and Little India where you can explore more of Singapore whether for shopping, dining or cultural spots. If you’re keen, you can also check out my alma-mater LASALLE College of the Arts which is literally behind BIG hotel, if you’re in luck you might coincide your stay with graduating students’ exhibitions. happening from now, 20th May to 1st June!

Thank you BIG Hotel & Chelsea for arranging the stay for review!

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

x

Ena

Bio-essence Deep Exfoliating Gel & Face Lifting Cream Extra Strength Review

Hi Loves!

I’m beginning to find my neck lines getting more defined, so it’s super timely that Bio-essence has launched an enhanced formula of their Face Lifting Cream to give women an extra lift, extra V shape facial contour.

Packed with Royal Jelly and Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), the new Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream promises to help achieve improvements in skin elasticity, reduction in wrinkle counts and instant facial contour reduction within 10 minutes of usage. Within just 3 consecutive nights of use, I had a reduction of 0.5cm along my jaw line/chin, pretty remarkable! 😳 I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for an effective lifting facial cream for the neck and lower face. 

Maximise the V-shape facial contour effect of the new Extra Strength Face Lifting Cream with Royal Jelly & ATP by using Bio-essence new Deep Exfoliating Gel (Oil Control) or Deep Exfoliating Gel (Sensitive Skin). I personally prefer sensitive skin formula as its gentler on the skin. 😌

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Products are available at selected Watsons stores. Thank you Bio Essence SG & @touchprandevents for the products for review!

Be sure to follow me on @ena_teo for more timely updates!

x

Ena

Etude House Beauty Shot Face Blur & Liquid Lips

Hi Loves!

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

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

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

x

Ena

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

Hi Loves!

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

Let’s take a look, shall we?
TheFaceShop Christmas 2015 Gift Sets 001Super cute travel theme suitcase and giftbox, it feels like it’s travelled the world with all the country themed stickers and landed on my doorstep, I love it!
TheFaceShop Christmas 2015 Gift Sets 002From Around The World New York($24.90) you have these adorable hand creams in Mango, Avocado & Cocoa flavours. How cute are they???
TheFaceShop Christmas 2015 Gift Sets 003Twist open for the cream.
TheFaceShop Christmas 2015 Gift Sets 004From Around the World Paris set, we have Cleansing foam and 2 rice masks, $18.90.
TheFaceShop Christmas 2015 Gift Sets 005Not forgetting, this Christmas, we have Christmas themed facial masks like Santa & Reindeer!
TheFaceShop Christmas 2015 Gift Sets 006There’s definitely a gift set at TheFaceShop that you’ll find for your special someone~

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

Thank you TheFaceShop Singapore for these lovely gifts!

x

Ena

Celebrate a Magical Christmas with Etude House

Hi Loves!

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

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

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

Getting my own nails done, by myself!:

etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 005 etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 006Did one thumbnail first, nice?
etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 007 etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 008 etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 009Proceeded to complete the rest of the fingernails! ^^ These are really super easy to apply, you will need a sponge to create the white gradient layer. After about 2-3 weeks, I could “peel” the gelish layer off my nails. There is an Enamelting gel nail soak off remover from the shop to safely remove the gel nail polish!
etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 010Everest’s really cute gelish nail design. etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 014Another set of pretty nail design! Sorry I can’t remember whose nails these are, oops!
etude house singapore christmas 2015 blogger event 012 Cake scented tablets,  blusher and contour palette – adorable!!!

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

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

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

x

Ena

TheFaceShop Ink Lipquid Review

Hi Loves!

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

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

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3 Key Points of Ink Lipquid:

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

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

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

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

TheFaceShop Ink Liquids are available in stores island wide.

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

x

Ena

Chat away with super cute LINE SG50 stickers!

Hi Loves!

Another #throwback post today! So I was invited for LINE’s SG50 sticker set launch party a few months back and it was really cute fun hanging with LINE mascots Brown (brown bear) & Cony (white rabbit) and with my lovely blogger friend Sydney!

In case you have no idea what LINE is, it’s a messaging app from Korea and they legit have the cutest stickers. Of course they have a close competitor Kakao Talk and in the past I actually had both but now I only have LINE and not because I’m chatting up any cute Oppas or Dongsengs or Ullsangs but because I love playing LINE apps. #TrueStory Although now the only game I’m still playing is Tsum Tsum and even that I have stopped for a few months and only logged in a few days ago and SUPER SAD that they reformatted (probably because of my Iphone OS upgrade?!) and I LOST all my previously acquired Tsum Tsums and levels. T_T

Anyways… What I am trying to say is… If you have not downloaded LINE and LINE’s Tsum Tsum you should try it out… but if you’re hooked/addicted, pls do not blame it on me. 😛

Coming back to the post at hand, the launch event was held sometime in May at Fullerton Bay Hotel, I LOVE. SO PRETTY. #PossibleWeddingSpot #StillSingleWhoAmIKidding #WhereIsTheLoveOfMyLife  And well, you’ll see the super local and kind of cute sticker set below, which I think is limited edition and I don’t see them available on the LINE app anyway, SORRY GUYS. But there are tons of NEW, cute and free stickers to download now! 🙂
LINE SG 50 Stickers 001 LINE SG 50 Stickers 002 LINE SG 50 Stickers 003 LINE SG 50 Stickers 004 LINE SG 50 Stickers 005 This Sally the LINE Duck balloon is INCREDIBLE. It’s still very much “alive” and full in my bedroom as I am typing this despite the months. I love it too much to throw it away. I have a soft spot for ducks, seriously.LINE SG 50 Stickers 006With sweetie pie Sydney.
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Sorry guys it’s only available until Sep 2015. I am a terrible, procrastinating blogger. THAT IS WHY you should follow me on IG @ena_teo where I am much more updated. Not instant (not always) but much more updated. Yes. LINE SG 50 Stickers 007And all the cute-sy collectibles!

Thank you WOM PR and LINE SG for having me!

x

Ena

Touch Up at Chez Vous

Hi Loves!

Lol, I know my hair colour is completely different by now, and it shouldn’t come as a surprise if you’re my frequent blog reader cause I take forever and a day to update my blog. But, ahem, just a few months ago, when my hair colour was in a very vibrant blondish brown with ash grey highlights, I had my hair roots touched up and here are the pictures! Looking back at these photos made me realize that I really do like this hair colour on me, must be my inner LA girl unleashed! Also, I’ve come to really like my Chez Vous salon trip updates on my blog, because they give me a legit reason to spam selfies, HAHAHA. 😛 Thanks Jamie for the original hair dye and Shawn (pictured below) for the touch up! And as always, thanks Eugene and Chez Vous bosses for always giving me a slot like every month/other month for my hair adventures/transformation, kekeke. Chez Vous Salon Hair Roots Touch Up April 2015 001 Chez Vous Salon Hair Roots Touch Up April 2015 002 Chez Vous Salon Hair Roots Touch Up April 2015 003I like how silly/cool I look with this hair machine/helmet looking thing. 😛
Chez Vous Salon Hair Roots Touch Up April 2015 004Thank you Shawn!Chez Vous Salon Hair Roots Touch Up April 2015 005 Chez Vous Salon Hair Roots Touch Up April 2015 006You know what they say, toilet selfies are the best, no?Chez Vous Salon Hair Roots Touch Up April 2015 007 Chez Vous Salon Hair Roots Touch Up April 2015 008 Chez Vous Salon Hair Roots Touch Up April 2015 009

Visit Chez Vous Salon at 391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City #05-05, Call 6732 9388 to book your appointment, lest they’re fully booked if you walk in.

Till the next update!

x

Ena

Watson’s Girls Day Out 2015 aka Mini Health & Beauty Expo

Hi Loves!

A while back, I had a blast at Watson’s Girl’s Day Out at NEX along with my fellow bloggers and beauty enthusiasts Joanna and Charissa. There were more than 10 health/beauty booths promoting their latest health or beauty related products on site. It was like we were attending a mini health and beauty expo and it was fascinating to have so brand/product presentations within 2 hours! The atrium event lasted a week, be sure to follow Watsons on their FB and IG for their future events and promotions updates. 🙂

Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 001Cool Watsons Girl’s Day Out Ceiling Lights Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 056With  my angel wings ^^
Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 005Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 004With Charissa at the Bioderma boothWatsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 002Kinohimitsu Diamond Night collagen drinks counter.
Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 003Yu Pin Zhen bird nest counter.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 006 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 007 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 008 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 009 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 010Manuka Doctor booth and skincare products.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 011 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 012 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 013 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 014 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 015With Charissa and Joanna at Vichy Ideal White range booth.
Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 016At L’Oreal’s Revitalift Magic Blur moisturizer booth.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 020Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 017Bio Essence 24 K Bio Gold Platinum dual eyecream.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 018Bio Essence Day and Night Bio Platinum and Bio Gold face cream.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 019Bio Essence 24K Bio Gold Gold Water
Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 021Himalaya Anti Wrinkle Cream, Himalaya have very affordable skin care products! Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 022Himalaya Revitalizing Night Cream.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 023 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 024 Pure Beauty beauty counter, skincare products from Korea.
Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 025 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 026Divinia, skincare with triple action hydration from Taiwan. I haven’t tried their products yet, but this brand sounds very promising to me, since I’m a huge fan of hyaluronic acid/hydrating skincare products!Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 027Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 028 Bene Premium haircare with Delicious SPA and Delicious Repair ranges.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 029 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 030 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 031 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 032 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 033Kustle Shower and Bath Gels in Lavender, Cherry Blossom, Chamomile & Rose!Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 034Watsons also launched their own haircare label Hair Pro that promises Salon Treatment at home, think they mean the product can give you salon level haircare.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 035Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 036Honeyce hair shampoo and mask.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 037 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 038 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 039 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 040Lots of Kate cosmetics!Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 041Ascience promotes their new shampoo with a beauty serum consisting of 5 types of ingredients.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 042 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 043L’Oreal Paris haircare booth promoting their new Oleo Therapy and extended extraordinary hair oil range.AsWatsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 044 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 045Maybelline’s beauty booth,  many product promotions! I always like shopping for makeup products especially for necessities like eyeliner and brow pencils and not so basic items like new lipsticks during Watsons sales, which thankfully also happen quite regularly, haha.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 046Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 047Revlon lipsticks.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 048 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 049Kerasal nail care.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 050Scholl feet care.
Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 051Smilemakers, really friendly looking vibrators.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 052And the good looking folks of Smilemakers with Joanna. Basically they had this idea to create vibrators that were friendly looking and you could buy them from drugstores instead of going into an intimidating sex shop.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 053 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 054Joanna and I trying out the Energeyes glasses,  these promise to protect you against the digital glare from laptops and well, digital screens.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 055 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 057“What is this doing in our goodie bag?” Charissa and I having a good laugh that the smilemakers made it into our goodie bag, lol!
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And lo and behold, the massive extremely generous goodie bag which I am still trying to get down to reviewing the products given. 😛 Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 059Hair care products.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 060Skincare products.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 061Makeup products.Watsons Girls Day Out 2015 Singapore 062Health care / others.

Thank you Watsons Singapore / Huntington PR for the kind invite!

x

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.

Trios 07_on black

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.

Sothys Lifeline Energizing Line event

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.

Sothys Lifeline Energizing Line event

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!

Sothys Lifeline Energizing Line Event Blogger Ena Teo of Enabalista with Ms Cheryl Lee GM of Sothys Singapore & Malaysia

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. 😉

CoCo Ichibanya Curry House @ Star Vista | Food Review

Recently I was invited down for an intimate food tasting session at
CocoICHIBANYA Curry House at Star Vista!
😀

I was delighted to be invited for this food tasting session
because I am a fan of Japanese curry rice
which is flavourful and yet not too spicy
and I’ve previously dined at CocoICHIBANYA outlet at 313Somerset!

Star Vista is conveniently located close to Buona Vista MRT station
with sheltered walk way all the way till the mall.

Let’s take a look at what’s on the menu shall we? 😉
CocoICHIBANYA Star Vista Enabalista Review CocoICHIBANYA Star Vista Enabalista ReviewAs you can see on the menu above,
First you select the curry dish from the various selection available,
then you select the quantity of rice,
choose the spice level,
& lastly add toppings if you’d like! 😉

By asking for less rice, there’s a $1 deduction!
Best for ladies who wants to enjoy Jap curry rice
without busting their waistline
& extra savings, woohoo~!
ヽ(^。^)丿

For the spice levels, level 0 is standard.
We also tried level 1 and 3.
More on the various levels in a bit!

CocoICHIBANYA Star Vista Enabalista ReviewHere’s another pic of the toppings available on the menu,
such as cheese, kimchee (!) & mushroom.

CocoICHIBANYA Star Vista Enabalista Review Here’s our lovely host Lucas ordering delicious Japanese curry dishes for us. \(^▽^)/

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With my sister, Jia Hui. (^▽^)

CocoICHIBANYA Star Vista Enabalista ReviewOur salad greens that came with our mains.

CocoICHIBANYA Star Vista Enabalista ReviewLucas’ salmon croquette with cheese
less rice
& spice level 3!

We had the a taste of the curry and it had a  stronger pepper/spice taste,
definitely recommended for those who’d like their curry that pack a punch! 😉
CocoICHIBANYA Star Vista Enabalista ReviewOur pork cutlet curry rice
less rice
spice level 0.

The cutlet was fried to a golden perfection,
but it was a pity that it slightly on the overcooked side
and a tad too tough for our taste.
We gave our feedback to the staff and hopefully it won’t be too tough for others in the future!

CocoICHIBANYA Star Vista Enabalista Review Our omelette rice aka Omu rice with mushroom & cheese toppings
with less rice
spice level 0 standard.

CocoICHIBANYA Star Vista Enabalista ReviewWe ordered chicken karaage to add to this dish~

CocoICHIBANYA Star Vista Enabalista Review As mentioned, I am a fan of Japanese rice
and I am also a BIG fan of omu-rice!

The combination of eggs, mushroom and cheese with the curry was yummy!
I liked that the mushroom tasted fresh and flavorful in diced pieces
& the chicken karaage was also perfect!

I probably had too much of goodness in my belly that day.
>.<
So this has got to be my FAVE dish of the day.
☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

CocoICHIBANYA Star Vista Enabalista ReviewWe also tried beef curry, on Lucas’ recommendaiton
with extra spinach topping that added a sweetness to the dish
with spice level 1
My sister noted that this dish had a stronger tumeric taste to it!
Definitely recommended combination for people who like beef and spinach. 😉

We also ordered a strawberry yougurt smoothie
which was sweet & refreshing!
Def’ a hit with folks who love strawberry + yougurt. 😉

CocoICHIBANYA Star Vista Enabalista Review With my sis & Lucas!
Follow us on Instagram, @jiahui2289, @ena_teo & @niftylucas. 😉

Check out CoCo Ichibanya Curry House Facebook page here.

CoCo Ichibanya Curry Outlets in Singapore
‘cos you do wanna eat their curry rice right?

Star Vista outlet
The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-06, Dover, 138617

313 @ Somerset outlet
#B3-25, 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Road

Their latest outlet at Bugis+!
#01-10, Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street

Budget
~$11-15 person not inclusive of drinks

Did you know, CoCo Ichibanya is also the largest curry chain in the world in term of the number of branches?
There are about 1,268 branches (and counting!) w(°o°)w
around the world in countries such as US, Japan, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand!

So for all my non Singaporean reader friends, you can also taste this delicious Japanese curry
if you’re visiting one of the above countries!
☆*・゜゚・*(^O^)/*・゜゚・*☆

CocoICHIBANYA Star Vista Enabalista ReviewA selfie picture I posted on Instagram after the lunch and
I commented that my face was bloated
probably because I pinned my hair back
but also probably because of too much delicious jap curry rice!
:’D

Check out my instagram @ena_teo for more of my updates~!
♡〜٩(^▿^)۶〜♡

Till the next post,
xoxo
Ena

Oasap.com Fashion x Enabalista Giveaway! [Closed]

*Update*
Thanks to all who has taken part!
After a random selection, Chia Wan Ting has been picked as the lucky winner! 😉
Congratulations Chia Wan Ting!

As I’ve mentioned on my Enabalista FB page recently,
I’m collaborating with Oasap.com,
one of my online fashion store partners
(see the banners of fashion partners I support on the right panel of my blog)
to conduct a giveaway for my followers! 

Ena Teo Oasap Contrast Collar Embriodered Dress 1Oasap.com has a fab variety of clothing in great quality which I can attest to.
Thanks to them, I also got lots of compliments when I wore this dress. ^^
Read my review here.

Coinciding with the FALL season,
stand a chance to be the
1 lucky winner & owner of 1 of the featured sweaters!:

1.  V Neck Cutout Back Sweater (Burgundy).
Also available in Beige, Lavender and Navy. See here.Oasap Enabalista Giveaway

2. Union Jack Style Loose Sweater
See here.
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3.  Leaves Graphic High-Low Blouse (Black)
Also available in blue.
See here.

Oasap x Enabalista Giveaway

4.  Contrast Zigzag Print Long Sleeve Cardigan (Blue)
Also available in Cream.
See here.
Oasap.com x Enabalista Giveaway

5. Contrast Cross Striped Sweater (Apricot)
Also available in Navy & Red.
See here.
Oasap x Enabalista Giveaway

To take part, simply:

1. Register on Oasap.com >> https://www.oasap.com/signup
2. Follow all 3 of my accounts on >>
Facebook  – www.facebook.com/enabalista
Instagram – @ena_teo
Twitter – @ena_teo
3. Follow one of following OASAP pages >>
Oasap Facebook
Instagram – @Oasap_Official
Twitter – @Oasap
Oasap Pinterest
Oasap Polyvore

4. Leave a comment on this blog post below with:
which sweater you want to win,
your email address which you signed up for Oasap.com,
Facebook, Instagram & Twitter usernames,
& which Oasap page/s you followed! 🙂

*UPDATE*
Oasap Giveaway Enabalista
Increase your chances of winning by going to Enabalista FB page here
share this blog post’s link (+1 chance) &
comment on the FB post(the one I’ve pinned, image above) and tag a friend’s name (+1 chance)!
Every  name will stand you 1 more chance, so 2 names = 2 chances, 3 names = 3 chances, etc! 😀

This giveaway starts today, 3 November 7pm and ends next Sunday 10 November 7pm!

This giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY! 😀

The Winner’s name will be announced here and on my Enabalista Facebook page! 😉

Let the giveaway begin!
xx
Ena

Giveaway terms & condition:
Participant should be comfortable with providing his/her name, shipping address and phone number
which is required for Oasap.com to ship and deliver the item to you.
Winner will be picked randomly by me, all decisions made by me are final.
If a winner does not respond or remains uncontactable within 5 business days of notification,
winner’s prize will be forfeited and given to the next member in line.
I reserve the right to amend the contest rules without prior notification.

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.
Matsuri Beauty Workshop Hummingbird Palette
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. 😛

Matsuri Beauty Workshop Hummingbird Palette 2
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!

Perfect Watery Oil Senka

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!

Matsuri Beauty Workshop Majolica Makeup

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

Ena Recommends Nam Nam Vietnamese Noodle Bar! :)

So on the same night that my friend and I went down for the Sephora Beauty Night out, we had a late dinner after the event at Nam Nam Vietnamese Noodle Bar @ Raffles City Shopping Centre!

Here’s a quick review of our dinner!

Nam Nam Vietnamese Noodle Bar @ Raffles City Shopping Centre
This is the view of the store from where we were seated. I tried my bestest to capture the Nam Nam sign board but the light box made it impossible for my IPhone camera, hahaha.
Nam Nam Vietnamese Noodle Bar @ Raffles City Shopping Centre
I like how quaint the entire decor and vibe of the noodle bar was. Although right smack in the CBD area of Raffles City Shopping mall, one still feels as though she could be right next to the vietnamese road side. And of course, here’s the old school tiny cup that came with the coke can!
Nam Nam Vietnamese Noodle Bar @ Raffles City Shopping Centre
This was my dinner of the night, beef pho and typing this at midnight is making me saliva very badly. I LOVE IT. I am not quite sure if it’s because I was hungry or it was delicious, I believe it is more the later. What I loved about it was definitely the delicious fish sauce flavour and the lime in the soup. The meat was tender and the noodles were cooked perfectly.

I did not manage to take a shot of my friend’s dish which was a stir fry beehoon and I tried a bite and it was DELICIOUS. I did not expect it to be so delicious. So I am going to go back to eat that dish the next time.

Now time for my review!

Taste: 5/5 

As I mentioned, I loved my pho as well as my friend’s stir fry beehoon. The ingredients like meat and noodles were cooked just right and I love the authentic flavours in the dishes!

Price: 3/5

I think at SGD$9/10 per dish it is definitely on the pricey side, for a basement venue at that. But for the taste, I think it is still worth it. For young working adults like myself, we probably will head there once in a while.

Service: 3/5

 I think the service was fast, considering it was 9pm and still packed. But they could do better with more friendly staff as some of them seemed quite shy and not articulate in english. I think language barrier is not that big an issue but rather the friendliness was lacking. Maybe they are worn out from the day.

Decor & Ambience: 3/5 

I love the decor, but the ambience was not great because of the tiny space, guests are seating right next to each other so we could hear the conversations on our side and vice versa. Definitely not the place for meetings or catch ups but if you want to grab a good quick dinner with old friends, yes.

Overall verdict: 3.5 /5

Yes, if you’re a fan of Vietnamese food like me, go for it! But don’t expect the world. Though the taste is great, I would think it’s on the pricey side and expect service and ambience to be like that of the roadside stalls but interestingly situated in a mall basement. 😉

If you want to visit them, here are  the details:

NamNam Noodle Bar
Website: http://namnamnoodlebar.com.sg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/namnamnoodlebar?fref=ts

Raffles City
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-46/47, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Contact: +65 63360550
Opening Hours: 8am – 9.30pm (last order)

Wheelock Place
Address: 501 Orchard Road #B2-02, Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880
Contact: +65 67351488
Opening Hours: 8am – 9.30pm (last order)

xx

Ena