Feb 4 2014

Happy Lunar New Year!

This post came in 4 days late but as the saying goes: It’s better late than never!

Today marks my first day of going back to work after a 4 day long holiday. Feels kind of uneasy not working for so long that I got my Dad to send me to the office to pick up my laptop cos I kept thinking about the pile of work waiting for me to complete.

Outfit for Day 1
Top from MGG, skirt from TTR.

This year’s CNY programme was similar to the previous years, except that I didn’t give a damn about what I was going to wear till like 3 days before the actual day. I didn’t shop around much cos I was hoping that I can find something new and decent in my bursting wardrobe. Sigh.. Is this a sign that I’m growing old or is it just me??


The year of the horse marks my 24th year in this world (6 months more to be exact). One thing I’ve learnt from this CNY is that people are getting older every year and there might be a chance that you might not see them the next. Very morbid thought to be thinking over the Lunar New Year but through this I’m reminded once again that we should appreciate every single person around us. Connect with those who you’ve not been keeping in touch with and spend more time with them.


Happy Lunar New Year everyone!
Have a Blessed and Prosperous year ahead!! :)

P.S. As you can see, I cut my hair!

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Jan 28 2014

Laneige Spring 2014 Makeup Collection

I’m sure Laneige needs no introduction because it’s a very popular Korean beauty brand and their brand ambassador is my favourite Korean actress Song Hye Kyo who’s so pretty! I remember her fondly as the pretty Korean actress in the first Korean drama I watched when I was back in Secondary school.. Those were the days. And what’s shocking is that more than 10 years later she looked as if she hasn’t aged a single bit???

Okay, enough of my fan girl mode. So when Laneige invited me for a preview of their new makeup collection, imagine how thrilled I was!

This Spring 2014, Laneige is launching its all new exciting comprehensive range of eye shadow palettes, blushers and lipsticks! Honestly, I’m quite unfamiliar with Laneige’s makeup line because I’ve only tried their skincare products. (Other than the Brightening Sun Powder which I love!) But Korean makeup is the craze now so I guess it should be good!! (Plus Song Hye Kyo is the ambassador and she looks so pretty in all the posters!)

Their Pure Radiant Shadow palettes that come in 7 highly-pigmented colours to choose from!

Here’s the Pure Radiant Blushes which consist of 6 blush colours.

This No. 6 Natural Shading colour is great for contouring purposes!

Be spoilt for choice with these 20 vivid Serum Intense Lipstick colours!! They’re all so nice how to choose!


We also had a mini makeover session! Here’s Laneige’s Makeup Artist & Trainer, Tina heping me touch up my horribly done makeup done in a rush at work. She was such a darling and gave me so many makeup tips.

Their mascara is really lengthening!!

Thank you Tina!!! It was so great chatting with you. :)

And a pic with Laneige’s Makeup Artist & Global Trainer, Cat who flew in from Korea! She so cute and has such a bubbly personality!


I love how Korean makeup is so subtle and natural looking. Doesn’t look like much but every stroke actually makes a lot of difference to your entire look!

A photo with Juli with the pretty chandeliers!

Laneige’s Pure Radiant Shadow (S$40), Pure Radiant Blush (S$38) and Serum Intense Lipstick (S$34) collection are already available at all Laneige boutiques and counters!

And here are my picks!
No. 1 Urban Beige for the Eye Shadow, No. 5 Glow Pink for the Blush and YR23 Orange Beam for the Lipstick!

Go check out their new makeup collection in stores now!!
:)

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Jan 25 2014

SK-II Magic Ring Test

The other day while waiting for my boyf, I passed by SK-II’s counter at Takashimaya and I thought it’d be a good time to have my skin tested with their Magic Ring!


For those who’re not aware, the Magic Ring is a revolutionary device that can take high-definition photos of your skin and analyse your skin condition based on SK-II’s 5 dimensions of crystal clear skin – Texture Refinement, Firmness Power, Wrinkle Resilience, Spot Control and Radiance Enhancement.


It’s a very simple and quick process whereby a portion of your face is captured by the device, followed by masking of the selected area for analysisng (which the beauty consultant would do), and lastly you get your results!

And here’s my results!!

And my overall skin age is 19 years old, which is 4 years younger than my actual age! As I’m transiting into my mid-20s next year, it’s really important to start caring more for my skin before it becomes irreversible. The beauty consultant said that my results are higher than average but could be improved!

Here’s what she recommended my routine to be to achieve crystal clear skin:

Left to right: SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser, Facial Treatment Clear Lotion, Facial Treatment Essence, Whitening Spots Specialist, Cellumination Essence EX, Stempower, Cellumination Day Surge UV.

The sequence above is in the order of application. I know some of you out there who use both the Whitening Spots Specialist and Cellumination Essence EX might be confused on the order of usage. The recommended way would be putting on the lighter gel product first (Whitening Spots Specialist), followed by the one with heavier texture (Cellumination Essence EX). That way, both products can be effectively absorbed by the skin!

The Whitening Spots Specialist helps with the visible and hidden spots beneath our skin, while the Cellumination Essence EX helps us to achieve that glow in our skin. She also recommended using the Stempower as a night moisturiser and the Cellumination Day Surge UV as the day moisturiser. I like how the Cellumination Day Surge UV doubles up as both a moisturiser as well as provides sun care protection so I don’t have to waste time applying an extra product!

The Magic Ring Test is available at SK-II counters and I would recommend making an appointment with them if you’re thinking of heading down on weekends because I see that they’re usually very occupied on the weekends! The service is free of charge by the way and I like how they beauty consultants are all very nice and professional and do not try to hard-sell their products! For those who are interested to try out SK-II products but are concerned about whether your skin is suitable for the products, I would recommend you to head down to get your skin tested and get samples to try out before you make your decision.

For more information on SK-II, visit their website: www.sk-ii.com.sg

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Jan 21 2014

Aloha!

Hello!!
*Does virtual wave*

Headed to Krabi (Thailand) for a short trip last week and I’m missing the sea and sand. :(
Here’s a short post of 4 pics from my iPhone!

Watched the sunset almost every evening and it was sooo beautiful. One of the most relaxing trips where we just sat around eating and walking by the beach or hanging out at our resort and doing nothing. It’s good to rot your brains once in awhile after using so much brain power at work!

Will blog about my trip when I’ve sorted out the photos and have more time!

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