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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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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.

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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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Enabalista 4th Anniversary x L’Oreal Paris Giveaway

*Update*

Congrats to @jensdazzvoq & @minkclara on IG and Huiibin Dumbyou on FB for winning the Keratin Smooth Range & Ombre Set respectively!

Hi Loves!

To celebrate the 4th anniversary of my lifestyle blog Enabalista and to thank my readers and partners for your support thus far,ย Iโ€™m hosting a series of giveaways and this is the 2nd of 4 giveaways! ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you’ve been following my blog, you’d know I’m a major fan of L’Oreal Paris, having reviewed their EverStrong Hair Scalp System and their Fall Repair 3x Anti Hair Fall Treatment.ย So it gives me great pleasure to be able to host a giveaway with L’Oreal Paris! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Do you feel that some hair smoothening products are too “heavy” for your hair and weighs it down? Do you wish for a product that will smoothen your hair but still attain soft, bouncy hair with zero weigh down? Now you can, with L’Oreal Paris’ Keratin Smooth range.

The new Keratin Smooth range uses revolutionary Micro-Keratin [MK] technology that smoothen hair, fiber by fiber. This complete hair care system targets dry, rough and unmanageable hair for strand by strand perfection that last for up to 72 hours.ย That said, please do not go without a shower for 3 day straight in sunny Singapore. ๐Ÿ˜›

What’s this revolutionary Micro-Keratin all about?ย 

Micro-Keratin [MK] raises the bar with its unique micro form. Unlike usual Keratin particles that might be unable to precisely fill in the gaps in the hair fiber; the minuscular size of Micro-Keratin [MK] enables it to adhere effectively to the surface of the hair fiber to correct its irregularities without any excess, keeping each strand fluid and soft. See:

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As an added benefit, the Keratin Smooth range contains Camelia Extract, a natural plant extract loaded with hydrating and softening properties so hair will remain soft and hydrated with each wash.

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Complete your Keratin treatment with star product, Smooth Keratin Frizz Eraser. The first leave-in spray that injects Micro-Keratin [MK] into hair strands for fiber by fiber frizz control. Unlike most leave-in treatments, the Smooth Keratin Frizz Eraser eliminate weigh-down with it light weight formula for frizz control that last for up to 72 hours.

Enriched with Thermo-Protect Active, the Smooth Keratin Frizz Eraser effectively protects your hair from heat caused by blow drying, straightening and other hair treatments that can be damaging for the hair. Suitable for application on freshly washed hair or any time of the day when your hair needs a boost.

You guys are so lucky, I haven’t had the chance to try this product yet and it sounds absolutely amazing for frizzy hair in our humid Singapore weather! ๐Ÿ™‚

Keratin Smooth Shampoo (330ml): $9.90
Keratin Smooth Conditioner (330ml): $11.90
Keratin Smooth Perfecting Mask: $14.90
Keratin Smooth Frizz Eraser: $16.90

The Lโ€™Oreal Paris Keratin Smooth range is available from at Watsons, Guardian, Sasa, major supermarkets and hypermarkets and selected departmental stores.


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Yes, yours truly was rocking Ombre red hair back in 2012, obviously I am cool way ahead of time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Do you wish to have Ombre hairย but you’re too busy to book an appointment at the salon for a colour treatment?

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With Lโ€™Oreฬal Paris Excellence Fashion Ombreฬ, now you can achieve salon-perfect gradient coloured hair without any hassle with the help of the advanced expert brush. The patented design of the expert brush allows easy and professional application and makes lightening the lengths and ends of your hair simple and foolproof.

The expert brush glides the lightening creฬ€me onto the desired area of your hair to create the ultimate catwalk worthy Ombreฬ look. One of the best things about the Ombreฬ look is that it can be adapted to almost any length or style!

You can learn to DIY your ombre hair in 5 easy steps!:

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Available in two shades โ€“ Gradient Copper and Gradient Red, the Lโ€™Oreฬal Paris Excellence Fashion range is packed with a unique formulation that is tailor-made for Asian hair for long lasting results:

– ย Hi-Shine Complex: For spectacular brilliance and shine
– Hi-Intensity Pigments: For rich and intense colour
– ย Triple-Care Formula (Micro-Cera Essence + Amino Acid + Collagen): To protect, strengthen & nourish hair while colouring so hair stays strong & silky-soft

The Lโ€™Oreฬal Paris Excellence Fashion Ombreฬ range retails for $19.90 and is exclusively available at selected Watsons stores island wide from October 2014.

~ Giveaway ~

There will be 1 Set ofย L’Oreal Paris’ Keratin Smooth rangeย including Shampoo, Conditoner + Frizz Eraser (worth $37.80)ย & 2 Sets of Lโ€™Oreฬal Paris Excellence Fashion Ombreฬย (worth $19.90 each) for giveaway!

To take part in this awesome giveaway, simply:
1. Follow me onย IG @ena_teoย & like theย Enabalista Facebook page
2. Comment on the image of the collage ofย 1 Set ofย L’Oreal Paris’ Keratin Smooth rangeย & 2 Sets of Lโ€™Oreฬal Paris Excellence Fashion Ombreฬ, which set you want to win and tag 3 friends.
Thatโ€™s it! :)

ย Iโ€™ll be picking 1 winner from the entries on the Enabalista Facebook page & 2 winners from the entries on my IG.
So to double your chances, take part on both IG & Facebook. ;)

Giveaway is open only in Singapore, winners will be picked at random and results will be announced on 9th Nov Sunday, on the blog, IG and FB respectively.ย Winners willย be contacted via IG and Facebook respectively and you will need to reply me with your home address so that I can mail the set to you.

Good luck!

Thank you L’Oreal Paris Singaporeย & Touch PR & Eventsย for making this giveaway possible. ๐Ÿ™‚

x

Ena

L’Oreal Paris Bloggers’ Event & New EverStrong Thickening Hair & Scalp System Review

Hi lovelies~

I hope you’re enjoying your weekend, like I am~ ^^

A few weeks back, I attended the L’Oreal Paris Hair Bloggers’ Event. Today I’m gonna blog about the event and my reviews of their products from the new range, EVERSTRONG Thickening Sulfate Free Hair & Scalp system. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The bloggers’ event was held at Lime House, 2 Jiak Chuan Road, an in-road from Keong Saik Street.
Heading back there brought back a flood of memories because Keong Saik Street was where I started my first job after JC. The place has changed quite a bit, lesser dingy pubs and more classy restaurants catering to tourists and expats. But it still has that old school charm. I would definitely head back and explore this place again.
The finger food and beverages were just right to feed our empty bellies before the presentation started. After the presentation, we had the chance to have our scalp tested and put our creatively to good use for some floral arrangement!

I love floral arrangements because I love flowers, the beauty they embody and the sweet scent they bring. I also like how floral arrangement allows for relaxation, creativity of expression and zen moments.

Quite coincidentally, the florist L’Oreal invited, Christopher, is the same florist that I learnt floral arrangement from back when I was in JC, so as to enter a floral arrangement competition! ๐Ÿ™‚

It was such a pleasure to meet with lovely Leanne at the event who’s always such a dear. Check out her beauty focused instagram @loveforskincare. I am a huge fan of her collages, as they display great use of light and unique eye for aesthetics. <3

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~My Review~

I’ve been using L’Oreal Paris EVERSTRONG Thickening sulfate free hair & scalp system for a few weeks now. I can attest that this range of shampoo, conditioner and tonic does a smashing job in fortifying thinning hair and purifying the scalp. I recently had my hair cut as I was finding long hair tough to manage and also getting worried when my hair was dropping quite drastically. I would get a lot of hair dropping whenever I showered and combing my then long hair. However, after getting my hair cut and starting on this hair care range, my hair has thankfully thickened back to normal and my hair loss has decreased. I no longer react to “omg so much hair dropped” in the shower and when I’m combing hair. Even a hair stylist commented just this weekend when I was getting my hair ends curled at a beauty event that I have thick hair, which made me happy! ^^

I am thoroughly loving this hair care range of EVERSTRONG Thickening sulfate free hair shampoo, conditioner and tonic. The shampoo cleanses well, the conditioner does not leave an artificial waxy after feel but rather conditions naturally. This range is unique with their two star ingredients; Rosemary & Mint. Rosemary helps to stimulate hair growth, soothes dry, sensitive scalp and prevents dandruff. While Mint is a well known scalp and follicle stimulant. Using these products in the shower brings a very refreshing feel and scent to my hair and sense. I am very satisfied even long after my shower, knowing how well my hair is cleansed, cared and how good it smells. ๐Ÿ˜€

Unlike most tonic, this tonic is unique in that it is formulated to be used at the hair roots, to be massaged into your scalp. It is liquid and non oily. I use one spritz and massage from the top of my head and outwards.

Perhaps the only downside to this range of products is that you have to use all three shampoo, conditioner and tonic together to achieve the full desired effect. I always use shampoo and conditioner together (whether with this range or not) because each product has different functions and I tend to have frizzy hair, so conditioner is a must. However my sister commented that when she use the shampoo without the conditioner, her hair and scalp tend to be too drying.

L’Oreal Paris Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner retails at $14.90 for 250ml each, Tonic at $29.90 for 100ml at supermarkets, pharmacies and departmental stores islandwide. I’ve done the math for you, the whole system will cost $59.70. ๐Ÿ˜‰

L'Oreal Paris EverStrong Extraodinary Oil Singapore Enabalista Review

L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil is just as it is named. It is really a superb product. The difference when I apply it on my hair ends compared to when I don’t (on days when I am lazy or in a rush to get out) is remarkable. I do not have a habit of applying hair oil as I tend to find it a hassle and don’t like to have to wash my hands again before I head out. But after using this product, I am now convinced that I have found the solution to frizzy hair and I have found the secret to beautiful hair. I know this sounds damn exaggerating and dramatic, but I kid you not. The reason behind the powers of this oil is due to its flower extracts ingredients: Flax, Tiare, Rose, Lotus, Chamomile and Matricaria. The best part is, the new formulation now comes with UV filter protection, keeping your hair protected from harmful and drying UV rays, keeping it luscious.

Another reason why this hair oil is extraordinary is because its usage is mani-fold. You can use it before you colour your hair, the night before, so that your hair is deeply nourished and well-prepped for colour treatment so that your hair will not be left dry and brittle. Before blow drying. Mix it with your hair mask and as a finishing touch.

I use it as a finishing touch, while my hair is still wet and before blow drying. Just one spritz is sufficient for my whole head’s hair ends and when my hair is dry, it’s smooth and straight the entire day.

L’Oreal Paris Extraordinary Oil retails at $26.90 for 100ml at supermarkets, pharmacies and departmental stores islandwide.

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If you want to experience this range of products, L’Oreal is now offering travel size products for you to use and take on their 30 day challenge. Find out how to redeem their products on their Facebook here. Valid for Singapore residents only.

Follow L’Oreal Paris Singapore on their Facebook here for more new product updates! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you Touch PR & Events & L’Oreal for the invitation and products.

Thank you for reading~ <3

x

Ena