Nov 29 2015

Christmas at Ion Orchard!

Christmas is my faveee season of the year! I absolutely love all the Christmas decors, light ups and festive melodies. To mark the festivities, Ion has some special activities going on! Like Christmas trees specially designed by key brands at ION Orchard; customised gift wrapping paper jointly designed by special needs students; and the mall’s outdoor space, ION² will be transformed into a glittering Christmas Garden.

If you’ve already visited Ion Orchard, you would have already noticed 12 beautifully decorated Christmas trees at the center of Level 1. It’s pretty eye-catching so you definitely wouldn’t miss it!

In a unique collaboration, 12 brands at ION Orchard will each offer its interpretation of Christmas with a specially designed exquisite 2.4-metre-tall Christmas tree. They are Alice + Olivia, Braun Büffel, Buben & Zorweg, Cortina Watch, Crate & Barrel, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ermenegildo Zegna, Kurt Geiger, Kwanpen, Moncler, Parfums Christian Dior and TWG Tea.

The trees will be central to the mall’s fund-raising activities for Christmas, inspiring ION Orchard VIP members and loyal shoppers to open up their hearts and put in bids to adopt the tree or trees of their choice by using the iPad next to each tree. Bids start at S$8,000, with the highest bidder getting adoption and naming rights for each tree of their choice plus a token of appreciation from the respective brands and ION Orchard. Shoppers can also make direct donations at several donation points near concierge counters at Basement 3 and, Levels 1 and 4.

Funds raised will go towards helping the Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School, under the care of Community Chest. Some 350 students will benefit from the funds raised. As part of the Care & Share Movement led by Community Chest, donations received will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Government.

Alice+Oliver’s tree is one of my faves.

Dior’s tree is definitely one of the most creative trees which is made up of mini bottles of their J’adore parfum.

You also have to check out Ion’s gift wrapping papers this year which is jointly designed by ION Orchard and four students from the Community Chest-supported Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School, which caters to students with special needs. The wrapper, which features festive icons such as the reindeer, snowman, gingerbread boy and Christmas stockings, are the students’ interpretation of Christmas and will be used for the mall’s gift wrapping service. The mall’s Christmas wrappers are available to shoppers who spend $100 and above.

You would also not miss this huge dazzling 20-metre-tall Swarovski Christmas tree which is adorned with more than 28,000 stunning clear crystals! (It’s super pretty and lights up really nicely at night)

Visitors who step into the walk-in tree will be captivated by a rotating chandelier with crystals, mirrored ceilings and a kaleidoscope of lights that transforms the space into an infinity room for a gloriously magical experience.

From 6 November 2015 to 3 January 2016, ION Orchard is sweetening its Christmas deals with a series of festive promotions to spread the Yuletide cheer and give back to its shoppers. Spend $250 at basement floor shops and redeem a $15 voucher, while $500 spent at both basement floor and upper floor shops will entitle shoppers to a $30 voucher. Exclusive to ION Rewards members, spend at least $2,000 and receive a $100 voucher and a Moleskine notebook. Complimentary Christmas gift wrappers can be redeemed with a minimum spend of $100. Terms and conditions apply.

Happy Holidays everyone!! :D

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Nov 11 2014

Crabtree & Evelyn Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection

Crabtree & Evelyn has recently launched their new Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection which is formulated with natural ingredients chosen for their ability to deeply moisturise and rejuvenate!

The collection consists of 4 main ingredients:

1) The French Damask Rose which is known for its skin beautifying benefits which intensely moisturises and improves texture and tone

2) The Rose of Jericho (as seen in the picture above), known for its ability to instantly revive itself after decades of desert drought, brings immediate and long lasting hydration.

3) Hollyhock, which draws moisture into the skin, helping to plump and lift the complexion.

4) Aureobasidium Pullulans which is commoly known for its useful anti-microbial properties and also helps to tighten pores and firm the skin

The range consists of products which help you to cleanse, tone and moisturise and every step has a different product to cater to different skin types and needs.

For myself, I chose the Freshening Cleansing Lotion, Purifying Toning Lotion and the Nourishing Night Cream to bring back with me.

I’ve been using the toner for 2 months now and I really like it! Unlike normal toners which are more watery, this one from Crabtree & Evelyn comes out as a gel texture but instantly transforms into a cool aqueous texture when it touches the skin, leaving the skin really hydrated and fresh.

Always love attending Crabtree & Evelyn’s events cos we’re always well-fed with pretty and yummy treats!

The event was full of beautiful blooms and we were each given a customised bouquet to bring home!

My bouquet which I requested for something sweet yet rustic looking.

The Crabtree & Evelyn Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection is now available at all Crabtree & Evelyn stores!


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Nov 5 2014

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II

Awhile back, I attended an event by Estée Lauder introducing their new Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II! (Not so new anymore but it’s really good stuff!!)

The event was held at the beautiful Fullterton Bay Hotel.

Do you know that the skin around our eyes is the thinnest, hence any signs of ageing actually starts with our eyes. To keep them looking bright and youthful, a good eye cream is really important!

Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II comes in 2 versions – a gel creme and a serum.

The gel creme is to be used on its own, while the serum can be layered with other eye products. Both tackles the signs of ageing with their ChronoluxCB™ Technology for a complete and precise night-time treatment which has been tested and proven to reduce lines and wrinkles, smooth, hydrate, giving a younger, radiant and more translucent glow to our eyes.

I prefer the texture of the Serum as it’s more lightweight and easily absorbed and I’ve been using it for around 5 months now! I face the computer alot looking at data for long hours and I find my eyes looking really lifeless by the end of the day. After using the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum, I notice that my eye bags no longer look as dark and my eyes look brighter and look more awake!

The Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II Serum (S$100) and Gel Creme (S$94) are available at all Estée Lauder counters! :)

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Dec 9 2013

SK-II’s New Beauty Boutique @ Robinsons Orchard

2 Fridays ago, I attended the launch of SK-II’s latest beauty boutique at the newly opened Robinsons Orchard!

The new Robinsons Orchard is located at The Heeren!

Beauty corner for customers to try out the products!

The highlight of the day: Celebrities George Young and Desmond Tan came down to talk about their beauty and skincare pet peeves! Both of them agreed that they prefer women with lesser makeup instead of thick, heavy faces.

Eye-candies right in front of me! Can’t help but to notice how flawless looking both their skin are.

Celebrity makeup artist Venetia Stravens showcased some of the looks for this festive season.

I like how the look was kept very natural!

And finally, both celebrities competed to see who is the better SK-II beauty counselors for the day! George Young is in SK-II’s first LXP Deep Counseling corner which showcases the LXP Masterpieces – The range with the highest concentrated Pitera and precious ingredients!

Desmond Tan talking about the SK-II MEN range.

Had the opportunity to take a pic with them!! :) :)

The limited edition festive design this year!

Christmas is around the corner and if you’re still thinking of the perfect gift for your loved ones, you can consider choosing from the many festive sets that SK-II has!
After all, the best gift of all is crystal clear skin. :)

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