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Summer Indulgence with Aqualabel, Senka & Tsubaki @ Coastes Sentosa

Hi Lovelies! <3

I hope you’ve been enjoying your weekend thus far, because I definitely am! ๐Ÿ™‚

We’re in the midst of summer, have you been or made plans to the beach?

Ever worried about what protection you need under the summer sun? Fret not because today I have something to recommend you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

A while back I was invited to Summer Indulgence event at Coastes Sentosa featuring Aqualabel, Senka and Tsubaki brands.

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The invite is the cutest!2014-05-15 17.38.39-1

A handy guide to where Coastes is located at!

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Simply gorgeous lantern style lighting. No filters or editing required!2014-05-15 19.23.38 2014-05-15 19.23.46

The night view where one’s bound to fall in love with…ย 2014-05-15 19.28.12

And the launch begins!2014-05-15 19.47.59

Tsubaki’s Head Spa In-bath range, including newly introduced Head Spa Sparking Serum.
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Senka’s New Mineral Essence UV.2014-05-15 19.48.20

Aqualabel Whitening Jelly Essence2014-05-15 19.48.31

Game booths!2014-05-15 19.49.23 2014-05-15 19.50.35

How many functions are there in Whitening Jelly Essence?

4:

1. Lotion
2. Emulsion
3. Serum
4. Astrigent

More about these later in info. and review!

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Gorgeous Mizuhara Kiko, top Japanese model also rumoured to be G-Dragon’s gf.2014-05-15 19.58.25 2014-05-15 19.58.29

How many bubbles can you pop under a minute?
Well after this game I knew I apparently can’t win fastest fingers! >.<
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Photos with Raine & Zhi Ting!

Review time~
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Senka Mineral Essence UV, Tsubaki Head Spa & Aqualabel Whitening Jelly Essence 2014-06-23 12.09.19

Starting off my review with Aqualabel’s Whitening Jelly Essence

As mentioned above, this product has 4 functions:

1. Lotion; blends perfectly into skin as dewy essence turns into lotion.
2. Emulsion; Double Hyaluronic Acid permeates, fills and retains in the stratum comeum, achieving moist, smooth skin.
3. Serum; whitening ingredient m-tranexamic acid inhibits & prevents dark spot formation.
4. Astrigent; minimizes pores that tends to dilate or sag.

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The jelly consistency of Aqualabel Whitening Jelly Essence.2014-06-28 14.23.14

When gently spread across the skin. Shows strong signs of hydration that doesn’t easily fully permeate the skin, requires slight massage for it to be fully absorbed.2014-06-28 14.23.39

Skin after product is fully absorbed, flushed and hydrated.

I’ve been using this product for a while now, replacing it with my moisturizing(emulsion) and using it after my lotion. The texture is just nice as my moisturizer replacement and I really like the super hydrating effect of this product. You should know by now that I am a huge fan of Hyaluronic Acid, its one ingredient often found in products I review which I rave above, it locks in 1000x (some sources say 2000x) its own weight in water, so when the product claims Double Hydraluronic acid, I’m like, does your skin need that much water, or more like can our skin really hold that much water. Nonetheless its a product I’m enjoying for sure! A tip I have is to apply this on your lips to prime it like a lip essence before applying on lipstick.

Retails $29.90 exclusively at selected Watsons stores.

Senka Mineral Essence UV

Made with 100% mineral water with strong UV protection and anti-aging care.

SPF50+ PA++++; strong protection against UVA and UVB rays to prevent formation of dark spots and freckles.ย 
Anti aging care; contains Coenzyme Q10 and Hyaluronic Acid to keep skin looking youthful, resilient and firm.
Made with 100% Mineral Water; non greasy and spreads on smoothly like an essence, leaves a silky smooth finish with no white residue.
Resistence to sweat and sebumย 
Pre makeup base for smoother application of foundationย 
Easily removed with normal cleanser
Fragrance free, no mineral oil, no artificial colours and dermatologist tested.ย 

Retails $17.90 (50g) exclusively at selected Watsons stores.

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Senka’s Mineral Essence UV, lightly yellow tinted.2014-06-28 14.24.11

Spreads smoothly and leaves no residue. When I apply it on my face it leaves a powder smooth (versus silky smooth as marketed) finishing which I find remarkable and also enjoy the texture!

On days when I want less coverage I just leave home with this as my make up base:

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Tsubaki’s Head Spa

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Treats the scalp for beautiful, lustrous and bouncy hair with volume from roots.

Leave in scalp essence that delivers a range of Head Spa effects – from moisturizing, softening to stimulating blood circulation for a healthy and moisturized scalp. Enhances hair shine.ย 
Contains sparkling bubbles to give a cooling sensation and stimulate blood circulation at the same time.ย 
Non drip formula with no sticky after-feel.ย 
Relaxing aroma that eases both mental and physical stress.

Containsย Natural Essential Oil Blend,ย Camellia Flower Extract ย & selected Camellia Oil:
– anti inflammatory effects, promotes scalp health for growth of firm and supple hair
– repairs hair cuticleย 
smoothes and softens hair fibre whch allows light to reflect beautifully

Enjoy salon like treatment at your own comfort

Directions for use:

1. Shake the bottle horizontally 4-5 times.
2. Position the nozzle upright about 2 cm away from cleansed scalp
3. Spray over 8-10 spots onto your scalp in a single session, 1 sec per spray.
4. Gently press onto the spots with your palms until the sparking popping sound disappears.
5. Massage your scalp lightly and relax with the aromatic scent.ย 

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Spray nozzleย 2014-06-28 14.24.50Recommended to spray 2 cm away. Product is colourless and has a slightly greasy feel (due to the natural oils good for the hair) and a wonderfully relaxing floral scent! ย This product is recommended to use at night and I strongly recommending this for use in pairs, with your mum, sister or partner cause it’s more fun and relaxing to do it for someone else and vs versa. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Retails $18.90,130g at selected Watsons stores.

For more information and updates follow the brands on their FB here:

Senka SG FB

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Beat the sun with SENKA sunscreen, with strong UV protection. Made with 100% Mineral water for easy application and removal. Get $2 off Mineral Pure, Perfect & Essence UV Sunscreen. Info fromย Senka SG FB.

Aqualabel SG FB

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Your skin deserves great protection and nourishment. AQUALABEL products are specially designed to provide complete protection for your skin. Get $5 off every 2nd purchase of these AQUALABEL products! Info. fromย Aqualabel SG FB.

Tsubaki SG FB

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Purchase a Head Spa Sparkling Serum and redeem the Head Spa Shampoo & Conditioner Trial Pack to complete your total Head Spa experience today, till 23 July, info. from Tsubaki SG FB:
Desktop/Laptop Users:ย http://goo.gl/FD7pq6ย 
Mobile Users:ย http://goo.gl/NSYTM3

Thank you to the brands and White Space PR for the invite!

Thank you for reading!

x

Ena

Shiseido Brands’ Celebrate Winning Beauty Products

Hi lovelies!

Do you know that Shiseido Singapore has 6 brands under them?

They are ZA, Aqualabel, Majolica Majorca, Ma Cherie, Tsubaki & Senka respectively!

As you know, I was invited for their ZA Rich Glam Rouge party & Majolica Majorca x Ma Cherie Floral Enchantress party and most recently, I received a sweet invite from them again! Check it out:
Shiseido Bloggers Appreciation Party Invite Call me old-fashioned, but I actually imaginedย the party to be a buffet style at a hotel hall whereย the bloggers get to mingle. Who am I kidding right? Coming from the folks that think of the most interesting and well-propped parties!

Check out what went down:Shiseido Bloggers Appreciation Party  Oasia Food Shiseido Bloggers Appreciation Party Products Shiseido Bloggers Appreciation Party Products 2 Shiseido Bloggers Appreciation Products Shiseido Bloggers Appreciation Party Bath Shiseido Bloggers Appreciation Party Bath 2

So basically all of us were ushered into a beautifully decked out hotel room that was transformed into a press-show room for the day! The entire room and bathroom were fully utilized to show case their winning products.ย Shiseido Bloggers Appreciation Party Getting Hair Done

And thanks to Soo-chi (I hope I spelt her name right~), who is Shiseido’s hair & make up artist and trainer, I had a mini hair curling treatment using Ma Cherie products. My hair looked and smelled great all evening! ๐Ÿ™‚
Photo credits to blogger Michelle of MsMcMuffin!Shiseido Bloggers Appreciation Party with Soo Chi

Check out my pretty curls~ Thanks to sweet Soo chi. :*Shiseido Bloggers Appreciation Party Anna Ena Gwen

With the lovely Anna & Gwen. Check out their blogs here & here respectively~ย Shiseido Bloggers Appreciation Party Ena Louis

With Louis, a very conscientious make up & hair trainer who’s equally parts humorous, friendly and skilled!

Now time to present their award winning products:~

Shiseido Brands Winning Products 2014

19 products/product ranges here in total!

Let me highlight a few favourites:

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Ma Cherie’s End Cure Milk (S$16.90), Hair Gelee ($16.90), & Air Feel Shampoo (S$19.90).
You can find out more detailed info. on my post here.

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Aqualabel Special Gel Cream, $33.50.Shiseido Brands Winning Products 2014 4

Senka Mineral Perfect UV SPF50 PA+++ (S$16.90).
I am a huge fan of Japanese liquid sunscreen, I went out to buy one of this after the presentation. ๐Ÿ˜‰
Although the thing is right now I have many sunscreen products, so it might take a while for me to get to reviewing this. ย #somanybeautyproductsbutonlyoneface #firstworldproblems #happyproblem ๐Ÿ˜›Shiseido Brands Winning Products 2014 8

Senka Whitening Lotion, $18.90.Shiseido Brands Winning Products 2014 4 6
Tsubaki Damage Care Shampoo, 500ml (S$18.90), 220ml (S$9.90).

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Majolica Majorca Skin Lingerie Pore Cover (S$20.90), read my review of it here. Lash Expander Edge Meister (S$25.90) Been using it for the last month and let’s just say that I usually don’t like mascaras cause they are too thick, too clumpy but this one is light, buildable and my lashes look long and feels good. Omg, I love it <3, Lash Bone Black Fibre in (S$24.90), Lash King (S$25.90).

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This is the best girls, try it!

So, follow the brands on Facebook if you haven’t:

Majorlica Majorca
Ma Cherie
ZA
Senka
Aqualabel
Tsubaki

“Why follow?”, you ask. Not only for their new product releases, tips & tricks to health care and makeup, but also fun games & giveaways! Like, this cute Majolica Majorca Beauty Emissary Name gameย which I took part in and got the name “Duchess Condensed Milk” ๐Ÿ˜€

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Thanks Majolica Majorca~ ^^
Guys, I’m officially a “Goddess of beauty” ya’ll. Don’t mess with me alright. ๐Ÿ˜›1970707_10152474901083488_1907408589_n

To which, I won~ *happy dance*~

Check out my winning box! ๐Ÿ˜€
It’s a Majolica Majorca 10th Anniversary Press Kit Box:

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Majolica Majorca 10th Anniversay Press Book 7 Majolica Majorca 10th Anniversay Press Book 8Just look at how perfectly this book box seats among my book. I’m such a beauty geek. HEH.ย 

Whew, now that was a really long post isn’t it?
Now gonna throw out a question, which is your favourite beauty product
(doesn’t have to be from the Shiseido brands) and why?

Thanks for ย reading~! <3

Thanks Shiseido Singapore & Wendy of White Space for the invite!

x

Ena

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ย laugh over it. ๐Ÿ˜›

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 lightweightย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ย Matsuri Beauty Workshop Majolica Tints

Saying Hi again to the deceptive blush tints, nail polish wanna-bes! ๐Ÿ˜›

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

My review!ย 

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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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, ย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Anotther one. Panda eyes, Duck smile!

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Retarded smile! ๐Ÿ˜› 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? ๐Ÿ˜›

xx

Ena