Hi lovelies! <3 <3 <3
By now I’m sure you’re aware that I’m one of the 6 finalists in running to be
Kosé Sekkisei Cinderella for Singapore.
I want to specially dedicate a post to share with you all the audition process and the month long process thus far! 🙂
Prizes for the champion for the Kosé Sekkisei Cinderella Contest
includes SGD$6,000 cash &
an invitation to the Sekkisei 30th Anniversary Birthday Party to be held in Japan in spring 2015 (next year).
There will be special prizes:
Ms Popular & Kosé Judges Special Prize where the winners win a year’s supply of Sekkisei products.
I’ve previously shared the reason why I wanted to take part in the contest on my instagram and my contest Facebook page.
It’s also featured on the contest dedicated site, a screenshot here:
And that’s the reason I am blogging about my journey, to share with my readers about Kosé products, the journey of this contest, beauty tips and my personal thoughts. This is in line with my blogging philosophy; to share about my personal experiences and hopefully it brings a smile to your face and inspires you to pursue your own interests and make wonderful memories of your own! 🙂
This is the contest schedule, we’re just done with May’s Facebook postings and June’s public voting has just began! More on that later. Results will be out in July, exciting times and it’ll also be my birth month! 🙂
Now let’s rewind back to the audition evening:
I first came to know about the Kosé Sekkisei Cinderella Contest on Facebook in passing and it was only when I attended the Kosé workshop with June that she encouraged me to take part and so I did!
On the evening of audition, there were about 20 shortlisted ladies present. We were spilt into groups of 6-7 and each batch took turns to go into a room with a panel of Japanese and local Kosé representatives who asked us questions and we had to reply them one by one. They asked questions like why did we take part in this competition (my answer above) and what is our idea of a Cinderella. If you’re curious, my idea of a Cinderella is someone who is kind and gentle. I am definitely not a perfect Cinderella, but I do aspire to be a kind and gentle lady! 🙂
Some of the refreshments served for the audition evening, including special Japanese snacks brought by the representatives from Japan.
After some consideration, the panel of judges decided on the 6 finalists and we were given a briefing on what to expect and also took photos for our contest Facebook page profile, with a tiara no less! ^^
Here with one of the Kosé staff who was also our host for the evening, who speaks fluent Mandarin, Japanese and basic English. I am always in awe of multi-lingual people!
Everyone who came down for the audition went home with a Kosé Sekkisei goodie bag, and of course the 6 finalists got a complete set of Kose Sekkisei skincare regime to use, review and share on our contest Facebook page:Truth: Kosé Sekkisei Cinderella Contest is influencing me to be a big fan of the deep sea blue. <3
I’m reposting from my Instagram how I’ve been using Kosé Sekkisei products for my morning and night routine:
Kosé Sekkisei Morning Skincare & Beauty Routine
1. White Liquid Wash, 140ml, $46
I use 1 pump, lather on my hands for a foamy and gentle facial cleansing.
After cleansing, I use 2. Emulsion, 140ml, $82
A small dose is sufficient moisturizer my entire face.
3. Sun Protect Essence Gel in 50+SPF PA++++, 80g, $50
is a milky gel that applies smoothly and keeps my face protected against the damaging sun rays.
On days when I don’t want foundation (on days when I don’t have to attend to any appointments or events), I end my skincare at this step.
4. White BB cream, 30g, $39
Is my current go to BB cream. It’s lightweight yet provides a good coverage for a dewy look on camera. 🙂
With these 4 skincare and beauty products, my skin is pampered, protected and I’m good to go!
This is how I look after 2 weeks of using the products, photos with no filter.
My current Kosé Sekkisei Morning Skincare & Beauty Regime Summary as posted on my Instagram.
Now onto my Kosé Sekkisei Night Skincare & Beauty Regime
This is how I look like 3 weeks, photos without filter, after using Kosé Sekkisei products, with Kosé White BB cream, after a full day!
YES, can you see the dewy glow that the White BB cream gives? Well, of course there’s a bit of my perspiration at work, nonetheless this is the reason why the White BB cream is my go-to BB cream, I like that it is lightweight and has a smooth and dewy finish.
1. Cleansing Cream, 140g, $44
in cherry size. I use a cotton pad to pick the cream up and I love how cooling and gentle this cream is on my skin.
2. Facial Liquid Wash(140ml, $46) in the shower, same as the day.
3. Clear Whitening Mask, 76ml, $35
Apply an even layer over face, avoiding the eyes, hair line and lips. It dries taut within 20 min and removes cleanly, along with pore hairs so that my face is shiny & smooth!
You have to apply a fair thick layer, it feels like I used up 1/10 of the bottle.
Remove the mask gently from the bottom first and then side, and try to remove from both sides of the face together with the nose being the last touch point, so that the mask removes the dirt and hair more effectively.
4. Lotion (100ml, $41). Apply using Kose’s cotton mask and leave on for 15 min. Leaving my skin hydrated.
Kose’s 100% Cotton Lotion Mask
Tip: Use the bottle cap of the lotion as a mini container.
Fill it up with the cotton in it.
Fill to the brim.
Till the cotton is fully absorbed with the Lotion goodness <3
Leave in on your face for 15 min. Pat down gently.
5. Night cream, 40g, $82
use in pearl size, I love how hydrating this is and it has a refreshing aqua scent.
6. Eye cream, 20ml, $82
use in rice grain size for each eye. I apply along with an eye massage, great for resting the eye.
I love how my skin is hydrated and fairer after this regime! No filter and yes, it’s a nice blush and rosy cheeks I have there. HEH.
The full Kosé Sekkisei Night Skincare and Beauty Regime Summary as posted on my instagram, @ena_teo.
I’m gonna repost the before and after photos, side by side for your comparison here:
So, what do you think? My skin has gotten fairer, smoother and more radiant huh? ^^
The 6 of us finalists also had a photoshoot recently, with Tricia who’s the blogger mentor for this contest. Some of the behind the scenes photos of that day:
Kosé skincare and Esprique make up for the day~
Getting my hair done
Photos of our fittings at Tricia’s Vainpot Boutique.
Visit Tricia’s online boutique vaingloriousyou.livejournal.com for her fab dresses! I’ve got my eyes on one of her Mary Katrantzou inspired designs. 🙂
Accessories in hues of blue…
Here’s the one matching my dress. From Lovisa if I’m not mistaken!
Getting my hair and makeup retouched just before the individual shots:
Giving my best mega-watt smile 😀
With the other lovely finalists, Gina, Michelle, Elizabeth and Chloe, missing Cheryl while it was her photoshoot turn!
With Tricia! <3
And UKay, the photographer of the day.
With Chloe, Michelle, Gina and Cheryl.
With all the finalists and the Kosé marketing team! 🙂
All of us finalists had dinner together and it’s a blessing to be taking part together in this contest with all these lovely ladies! <3
It’s been a rewarding journey thus far to be able to meet with all these lovely Kose Sekkisei Cinderella Contest team, Tricia herself, her team and Cinderella finalists. 🙂
With the the make up team, Cleo, Cindy and MUA whom I didnt get the name, sorry!
Post-shoot photo. 😀
Couldn’t bear to remove the make up without some selfies to remember the look by, so here goes!:
Please vote for me on my Kosé Sekkisei Contest page here. Arigato! <3
When you vote, you’ll get an exclusive coupon code to enjoy Sekkisei Lotion 100ml at $25 worth $41! 🙂
Last but not the least, I’m having a mini Kosé giveaway worth $80!
When I was attending the workshop, I bought these products to try, little did I know that I would later be selected as one of the 6 finalists and sponsored the same products (and more). Therefore I would like one of my lucky readers to win this set of Kosé Sekkisei star products which I’ve been enjoying:
Kosé Sekkisei Clear Whitening Mask 76g, $35 and Sun Protect Essence Milk 57g, $46.
They’ll come in these pretty blue and silver boxes! & I’ll be sending these to the winner via mail.
For a period of 2 weeks:
1. Vote for me on the site here (http://sg.sekkisei-cinderella.com/finalist/ena.html)
2. Like and Share this giveaway http://bit.ly/EnaKoseFBGiveaway on Facebook. (Make sure its public so I can see you’ve shared.)
3. Submit your details on this google form:bit.ly/EnaKose
to stand a chance to win a set of Kosé Sekkisei products including Clear Whitening Mask ($35) and Sun Protect Essence Milk ($46), total worth $81.
– Contest runs for 15 days, from 1-15 June.
– Winner will be randomly chosen using excel sheet and announced after on my Enabalista FB page (https://www.facebook.com/enabalista).
– Contest opens internationally.
– Winner will have to reply to my FB message or email within 3 days with his/her address and I will send it over within 1 week.
In the event that I win the contest/crown title come July when the results are out, I will also be randomly picking 1 more local winner(based in Singapore) from this same giveaway list and the very lucky winner will win a handwritten note by me & $500++ worth of Kosé Sekkisei products, yes the very same set above!
Hope you enjoyed this post~ 😉
Thanks to Kosé Sekkisei Cinderella Team for the sponsorship and support to all of us finalists thus far.
Thank you for reading! <3