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Why a girl shops and how to RESIST the temptation!

Little girl with shopping bags
Ohhhh yes, THAT face of satisfaction and embarrasement in one when damage’s done. Source: ColourBox.com

I’ve been on a little shopping spree…

Bought items (3 dresses & 4 pairs of shoes to be exact) from GoJane.com on Tuesday night and I bought a pair of strapped wedges from Charles and Keith and was tempted to also get a Fendi inspired red bag in the window…

Why do we like to shop so much? 

Let me list the reasons why.

Girls will never have enough of:

1. Lipstick colours. See my previous post on sampling Etude House lip colours and how I want them all, seriously.

2. Shoes of different types like flat, heels, wedges, running shoes, etc.

3. Bags of different types and colours like bucket bag in country plaid, red, black or tab work /office bag, pink or other favorite colour day/ date bag, hand purse or clutch for dinners or formal events. (Read: it can be both a boon or a bane to be a girl)

So the eternal question: how do we RESIST the temptation???

1. Decide on the chosen item and budget you have to buy.

2. When you are out and you are shopping keep to your budget. Don’t waver.

3. When you waver, decide you MAY get it ANOTHER DAY. So you leave the shop, and go back another time. If it’s gone the next time you’re there, then it’s just not meant to be, besides you didn’t plan to buy it anyways! But if you go back the next time, it’ll be planned. 😀

As for Online shopping….

1. Put your Credit Card far far far away. Ask your mum to safe keep it from you when you are browsing online and

2. When you want to buy the items, review them with your mum or sister or best friend and ask for honest opinion if it is 1. really necessary 2. within your budget 3. not a replicate of what you already have.

Any other effective tips you have that I have missed out? 🙂


P.S. Here are the sale items I got from GoJane. 😀
My colleague says the quality isn’t great, the shoes will last a year, tops. But at those prices USD$10+ per pair, I don’t need them to last that long either! HA.
Can’t wait to have them shipped over, will do a haul post, or maybe even a video then!




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Christmas Gift Ideas with Estee Lauder


As I mentioned previously in this post, Estee Lauder has wonderful gift sets this Christmas season and here are a few that I absolutely adore.

 Estee Lauder Art of the Lips: Chic Pinks, SGD$76.Estee Lauder Christmas 2012 Set

Try adding a festive touch of elegance and glow this holiday season with Art of the Lips: Chic Pinks. To achieve the perfect sultry lips under a mistletoe, line your lips in feathering strokes with Fuchsia Lip Pencil. Next, blend Candy Lipstick with the lip line for that seamless soft finish. Finally, add shine with Shocking Pink Gloss. It’s the ideal gift, if not the perfect treat for yourself.

Ena Recommends: A gift for yourself or a trendy young female friend.

Estee Lauder Art of Lips New Nudes, SGD$76.Estee Lauder Christmas 2012 Nude Lips  Set

Art of Lips New Nudes is an essential kit for mastering the art of the perfect lip with natural, nude shades. Simple, yet timeless, this modern, colour-block case consists of Pure Color Lipstick in Sugar Honey, a new limited edition Pure Color Gloss Pot in Praline Paradise, and Double Wear Lip Pencil in Rose.

Ena Recommends: A gift for your cool mum or aunt.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer set, SGD$52.

Comes with :

a) Purple Passion
b) Berry Hot
c) Porcelain
d) Pure Red

Estee Lauder Christmas 2012 Nails Set

Ena Recommends: A gift for your nail crazy female friends.

Estee Lauder “Sparkling Nights” set made with Swarovski Elements, SGD$80.Estee Lauder Christmas 2012 Golden ClutchSet

Exclusively at Tangs’ counters, this limited edition “Sparkling Nights” set made with Swarovski Elements is sure to add a touch of glam to your festive look this holiday season.

Retailing at S$80, this elegant clutch comes with a matching mirror and a full-sized Pure Color Lipstick and is bound to make you sparkle!

Ena Recommends: A gift for your party loving self or female friend.

Estée Lauder with Michael Kors Set,  worth $300 but only S$98 with any S$50 purchase.

Estee Lauder Christmas 2012 Michael Kor Set

Estée Lauder’s collaborative spin with Michael Kors takes a typical makeup regime to a whole new level. This versatile kit worth over S$300 features a hand-picked assortment of beauty tools for the perfect holiday look. Yours for only S$98 with any S$50 purchase. Keep a look out on our Page for more exclusive tips and trends!

Ena Recommends: A gift for your special female friend, i.e. girlfriend.

Estee Lauder incredible limited edition Blockbuster Ultimate Color collection, valued at over SGD$800, just $108 with any Estée Lauder purchase of $120.Estee Lauder Christmas 2012 Mega Set

Tis’ the season to be beautiful with this year’s incredible limited edition Blockbuster Ultimate Color collection valued at over S$800. With 24 unique shades at your beauty disposal to create stunning looks in the lead up to Christmas, it’s every woman’s must-have and yours for just S$108 with any Estée Lauder purchase of S$120.

This is definitely in my Christmas wishlist, is it in yours? 😉

Ena Recommends: A mega gift for yourself after receiving that 13th month bonus!

Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour Vivid Shine Collection, Part II


In my last post, I blogged & vlogged about the “Everyday Mermaid” look I created with products from Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour Vivid Shine Collection and I said I’ll update with another look from the same collection and here it is!

This look is created with Fire Sapphire (what a beautiful name!) eyeshadow and Pink Riot lipstick! I don’t have a name for this look… let me know if you can think of one! (; Check out the details and write up for the eyeshadow and lipstick here. What I really like about the lipstick is how it was formulated with “diamond-like pearls” that creates the shimmer. Sounds as pretty as it looks! <3

Don’t think I’ve posted a picture of the set I received (although its on my Instagram), here is it!:

From left to right: Electric Mauve, Pink Riot, Purple Velvet, Ultra Marine and Fire Sapphire from Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour Vivid Shine Collection.

Here’s how the nail lacquer looks on my nails. Mad love! <3 Gonna wear it loads!


There are 3 Nail Lacquer colours for this collection, all in Limited Edition and retails at S$26 each.
They are:

Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer in Purple Velvet (Featured)
Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer in Dressed to Kill
Pure Color Vivid Shine Nail Lacquer in Black Turquoise

Check out beaut.ie’s blog here as to how the other two nail lacquer looks like, I’m glad I got Purple Velvet because amongst the three it’s my favourite!

The Pure Color Vivid Shine Collection will be available at all Estée Lauder counters except for limited edition shades which are only available at Tangs Orchard, Takashimaya and Isetan Scotts from August 2012. (So better head down to town to see the full range!)

Guess what, it’s 1st August tmr and this means Estée Lauder’s Pure Colour Vivid Shine Collection will be in-stores, no longer have to wait! (;