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Belated Updates | CNY 2016 Happenings!

Alright, so I’m just gonna get the white elephant out of the way first by addressing a very obvious issue that this blog post consists of updates that are about half a year late. In case you’re wondering why, it’s because majority of the events I attend/products sent to me for review are non-obligatory, meaning it’s not compulsory for me to blog about them. So I procrastinate on these updates. That said, I always make it a point to update more promptly on my Instagram (@ena_teo) However because I’m invited as a blogger, I still want to make it a point for me to blog about them! I’ve been on a hiatus on July taking 2 trips abroad with friends so that’s caused quite a delay in my blog post schedule as well. And if you’ve read my previous blog compilation here, ย you’ll know that I’m changing to a blog compilation method instead of updating by event/product review so I can be more prompt in my blog updates as well! And if I can say so myself, I think it makes for a more interesting read as a casual reader although it also means that if you’re googling for a specific event/product review that led to my/this post, you’ll end up reading about a few other topics/things that you’re not here for… Well, you gain some, you lose some I guess? Hopefully more gain than loss in my case and yours! ๐Ÿ˜› And oh, I’m also counting down to my blog post updates because I’m slowly but surely migrating over to the Youtube platform, I’ve created a Youtube channel (Enabalista) long ago, bought a vlog camera earlier this year and recently acquired a ring light! So you can totally expect my reviews and sharing to transit from blog text to video format! Exciting times huh!!!

Enough with the long introduction, whilst I was prepping the photos for this post, I’m reminded of the interesting Chinese New Year (CNY) eventsย I’ve attended and once again, amazed at how time flies, it literally seemed just like yesterday that the new year started and now we’re way past the half year mark already?! On one hand I’m convicted of what a sloth/major procrastinator I’ve been and yet on the very same note I am very eager to transit over to the weekly vlog format to keep up to date (closer to date, at least, lol) my current/future happenings! Alright, #leggo!

Lazada First Blogger Bazaar

So Lazada invited me for their very first blogger bazaar (and it took me half a year to update about it on the blog, yes I feel bad T-T). And we had a blast just checking out a lottt of items that they stock on their site!

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0001Beginning with their beauty segment, Lazada stocks up L.A. Girl makeup.
Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0002Kinohimitsu body care supplements. They’re offering free shipping with S$60 purchase!

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0003If you’re a fan of SK-II, Lazada has it too. So I really like Lazada because their product prices are really competitive. I bought my Canon G7X from Lazada too!

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0004Playnomore bags, a popular Korean brand & Michael Kors bags, watches & more.

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0005A wide range of jewellery!

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0006As well as sunglasses & watches. Apparently Lazada staff says watches are really popular on Lazada!

Lazada CNY Media Preview Enabalista_0007Me thinks these watches, especially the Kate Spade watch is pretty cute! You can find something similar here.
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Thank you Lazada Singapore for inviting me to the blogger bazaar & for these gifts! <3

My V-Day Goth Look

So #ICYMI, this year’s V-day coincided with CNY and to celebrate my very single-ness, I decided to dress up in a kick-ass attire and make up to head out to KFC dinner with my sister. >U<
CNY VDAY 2016 Enabalista _0000 My eyesight isn’t the best, so I like to snap photos of the board and zoom in on my phone and read the signs, LOL.
CNY VDAY 2016 Enabalista _0001 Our very very disappointing KFC dinner. The chicken pieces were so small and unsatisfying! It was especially bad cause they were running all these ads that really had my hopes up. This is at the Bedok Central outlet (not Bedok Mall). T_T Cheesy BBQ Meltz was the saving grace though! It’s just sad that chicken at KFC is not as tasty as before? ๐Ÿ™ It was so bad that I didn’t ever want to step back into KFC. KFC has lost so much of its game these days and it’s so sad cause we literally grew up with Macs and KFC. Well, at least thank God Macs is still relevant? HAHA. I feel nostalgic even for fastfood, I know. T_TCNY VDAY 2016 Enabalista _0002 Check out this girl.
CNY VDAY 2016 Enabalista _0003Who’s that???
CNY VDAY 2016 Enabalista _0004Yeappp it’s me!
CNY VDAY 2016 Enabalista _0005MTXX makes everything better, really.

Can’t waste the make up I had on. So cue selfies!
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Penhaligons x CNY

Penhaligons invited a small and intimate group of beauty bloggers over for a session at their ION boutique and we indulged (there’s no other way of expressing it)ย in their fragrances and I seriously enjoyed hearing the staff regaling all these beautiful stories behind each of the scents he was introducing. Such a great story teller he is!
Penhaligons CNY Tea Enabalista_0000Penhaligon’s seriously gorgeous Empressa marbled packaging.

Penhaligons CNY Tea Enabalista_0001Empressa is inspired by the beauty and nacrescence of pearls, precious silks and fine fabrics transported through London to adorn women of power and influence. Shimmering with bright pink pepper, succulent blood orange, dewberry and peach, Empressaโ€™s floral heart is lustrous with the dusky pinks and soft whites of rose and neroli. The sensuous drydown of patchouli and vanilla is sweetened by a blend of cocoa, amber and maltol, with warming cedarwood and rich sandalwood providing depth and sensuality.
Cr: Penhaligons website.

I wasn’t kidding when I say Penhaligon’s staff regales us with stories of their fragrances – they literally speak in these terms you just read above. How else do you define one’s experience withย suchย fine stories and fragrances other than using the word indulge? ๐Ÿ˜‰ #rhetoricalquestion

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Penhaligons CNY Tea Enabalista_0006 Yeap, that’s the awesome Penhaligon’s staff with an impeccable memory and story telling ability. I can’t recall his name (sorry!) but I think he was based at the MBS outlet. He is so good that if you’re thinking of purchasing a perfume and want to indulge in a great Penhaligon’s fragrance profiling experience, I highly recommend calling in first to book an appointment first with this fine Indian staff.Penhaligons CNY Tea Enabalista_0007 Love the box set, so exquisite!Penhaligons CNY Tea Enabalista_0008 Unboxing my Empressa perfume. <3

Nespresso CNY Dinner | ย Umutima & Tanim

Have you ever had such a great dining experience that it leaves a deep impression? Nespresso’s CNY dinner was one such dinner. It might have been the excellent cuisine (as an experience at Saint Pierre would warrant nothing short of that), the invigorating coffee or vivacious dinner company but one thing’s for sure, the dinner was nothing short of memorable!
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0000Matthieu Pougin, Country Manager of Nespresso sharing about the new flavours and environment friendly measures Nespresso is adopting such as recycling the capsules, before the dinner.

Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0001 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0002 This coffee cocktail martini was so good, guys.Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0003Love the personalized touch of having my own namecard at dinner! <3
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0004 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0005One person lou-hei, so fresh!Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0006 Chef Emmanuel Stroobant
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0007 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0008 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0009Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0010 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0011Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0012We submitted our new year wishes so these artists could calligraph them for us!ย Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0013 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0014 Umutima & Tanim, limited edition flavours. I love the rich, sweet flavour of Tanim!
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0015Guyssss. This foie gras soup is the bomb. If someone asks me what I’d like my last meal on earth to be, I’d pick this. It was raining while we were having dinner, and there’s just something so comfortingย and soothing about having a good rich soup while it’s raining outside.
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0016 This dessert, I remember it being so special, it’s pepper sorbet, guys. So yes, its spicy and cold. No kidding. It definitely tastes as odd as it sounds, but definitely memorable!Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0017 By this dish we/I was really full. I couldn’t appreciate it properly. T_TNespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0018 Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0019 Ended the night with a cuppa orange caramel coffee. Don’t ask me how I still remember it without even referring to any notes after 6-7 months. The brain has an amazing way of recalling things. Or maybe it’s because I liked it so much but I couldn’t drink more than 2 mouths cause I didn’t want to risk insomnia. (So much for typing this out at 5.34am after a cup of ice lemon tea after dinner, well at least it’s Saturday tmr and my first appointment is at 2.45pm. T_T)Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0020 Nespresso also has its own take on red packets. And yes I brought home my dinner namecare! ๐Ÿ™‚Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0021 And my well wishes for my readers, calligraphed by the artist at the event! I hope you caught it on my IG then! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Nespresso CNY Dinner Enabalista_0022 With the boisterous dinner crowd of fellow bloggers+ staff + emcee Benjamin Kheng!

Thank you Nespresso, Saint Pierre and Golin PR for the dinner invite! <3

The Face Shop CC Cushion

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The Face Shop launched 2 new CC cushions, CC Intense Cover Cushion with 25 hours-lasting moisture and coverage effect and CC Ultra Moist Cushion with 25 hours-lasting moisture and radiance effects. 💁🏻💦Having tried both, I am really impressed with the coverage from the Intense Cover Cushion without feeling too heavy however I personally prefer a more natural (medium coverage) and moisturizing foundation which is the Ultra Moist Cushion version! 💕 The CC Cushions comes in Pure Beige(V103), Apricot Beige(V201) and Natural Beige(V203).

Also, yes The Face Shop has gone through a branding face lift, a sleeker and modern look! Will be sharing more about their recent (yes, not half a year ago, lol, hopefully not half a year later >U<) Tampines One opening and brand revamp!

Fast forward half a year later, I’m still loving the Ultra Moist Cushion and now we have more cover choices!

Thank you TheFaceShop for sending the love! <3

The Body Shop British Rose Collection

When you’ve got your face covered, you can’t neglect your body. (Pun intended). Over the CNY/V-Day period, The Body Shop launched the British Rose collection and my favourites from the range would have to be the shower gel and body scrub. The scent is just lovely without being overly sweet or heavy~! Check out the entire range and prices here.
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Thank you The Body Shop and WOM PR for sending the parcel over! <3

That’s all for this post. ๐Ÿ˜‰
A skincare compilation blog post coming up next, stay tuned~!

x

Ena

Find Out Why Laneige BB Cushion is a Top seller!

Hi Lovelies!

Today we have a guest post by Jolie Tanย to share with us why the Laneige BB Cushion is a top seller by Laneige! If you’d like, check out my previous post on Laneige, Korean Actress Song Hye Kyo’s Beauty Secret. ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy the article! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Article by Jolie Tan

An Introduction to the Laneige Brand

If you are into makeup and cosmetics, you have probably heard about the Laneige brand. Laneige is a South Korean cosmetic product line that was founded in 1994 and created by the largest leading cosmetic brand in South Korea, Amorepacific. It has since gone on to become very popular in other Asian countries and beyond. As one of the largest cosmetics companies in the world, Amorepacific puts in a lot into their research and development so you can be assured high quality and innovative products.

I have heard many rave reviews about Laneige either on makeup forums (e.g. makeupalley) or from my own social circle. The Laneige product that really caught my eye is the Laneige BB Cushion. The BB Cushion is actually one of the top sellers, leading behind the popular Laneige Water Sleeping Pack Ex.

Laneige BB Cushion Review

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First Impression

The Laneige BB Cushion give off a classy vibe and looks rather sleek. As with all other foundation products, the Laneige BB Cushion features a reflective mirror and a power puff. The puff however is slightly more unique given that it is specially engineered to allow better application. (See image for reference below) Although the puff is relatively thinner, it is really soft to the touch.

Laneigh BB Tailer Made Puff Review

So, what are the benefits of the Laneige BB Cushion?

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Personal Review

Shade Selection

Most Korean BB creams come with only just one or two shades, this can be especially problematic if it does not blend well and create a white cast over the face, creating a pale-like appearance. (A big NO!) I hope you’re as glad as I am that the Laneige BB Cushion comes with 5 different shades (See image below)!

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SPF Protection

It is common knowledge that a dedicated sunscreen should be applied even though the makeup product may already come with SPF protection. However, I do always look out for products that have a minimum SPF 30 for that extra protection. This is especially helpful since I do occasionally get lazy and skip applying sunblock (esp. when Iโ€™m rushing for time).

Application

The texture is smooth and I love how it is so easy to apply all over the face with a gentle pat on the compact. It also gives off a cooling sensation upon application. It is important to use the patting motion so that it will last the entire day.

Coverage

The coverage of the cushion is very good and was able to conceal my blemishes and minimize my pores with just one layer. This is especially important as there is a higher possibility of getting it caked up with more layers. It does help to even out the skin tone, giving a bright, well rested look with its matte finish. ๐Ÿ™‚

Where to Buy Laneige BB Cushion? From Lazada Singapore!

The average local retail price of the Laneige BB Cushion in its boutiques will cost around $59. Unless you want to go all the way down to Korea to purchase it for โ‚ฉ 37,000 (about S$45), then your best bet would probably to buy online. The best place to do so would be Lazada Singapore (http://www.lazada.sg/), a website I discovered recently. Other than the Laneige BB Cushion, they have a large assortment of other Laneige products, all at an affordable price!

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Now, you may also be wondering, what’s Lazada Singapore all about?

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They brand themselves as South East Asiaโ€™s largest online shopping mall and they have operations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam as well as Singapore. And they really do mean it when they say they are a big online shopping mall. A quick browse through their website revealed that they have 13 different product categories ranging from mobiles, tablets, cameras, and consumer electronics to toys and fashion. Each category was broken down into further subcategories and it was very easy for me to navigate the website and find what I needed thanks to their neat and organized layout. Their wide assortment of items was very impressive and they also offer many products at prices much cheaper than the market rate. The fact that they offer free delivery on all orders above $40 as well as free returns if you are not satisfied with your product is also a plus. There are also various payment options including cash-on-delivery where you can pay only when your order has been delivered right to your doorstep!

And while youโ€™re browsing through their catalogue, donโ€™t forget to check out their ongoing LAZADA 100 sale too! What is LAZADA 100? It is a sale to celebrate Lazada Singapore turning 100 days old in Singapore and it features the top 100 Best Selling Items at greatly discounted prices of up to 90% off! The sale started on 28 August 2014 and will end on 10 September 2014. So be sure to snap up whatever catches your eye soon as this you definitely do not want to miss one of the most exciting online sales of the year! Check it out here!ย http://www.lazada.sg/lazada100/

I hope you enjoyed reading this article as much as I did!

If you have any questions for Jolie regarding the review, you can email her here.

Thank you Lazada Singapore for making this guest post possible! ๐Ÿ˜‰

x

Ena