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REVIEW: Eyelash Extensions done At Browtisan by Coco!


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I dropped by Browtisan by Coco to get my eyelash extensions done last week! It’s located at Delfi Orchard, right along where Shaw is along Orchard Road :) Very accessible and convenient for working adults! :) You may check out their Facebook page here :) https://www.facebook.com/browtisan

 

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These are my lashes before the lash extensions~ I do have long lashes but as with many asian girls alike, I have the same issues with my lashes – lack of volume and fullness of the lashes. So, I opted for 300-320 lashes for the extensions, which would give me a pair of fluttery full lashes that increase in length from the inner corners of the lash line to the outer corners.

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They look natural right? :) These are my lashes after 8 days. I’m not the most meticulous person when it comes to eyelash extension after care, so having a very experienced beauty technician was necessary. I was attended to by Coco, the owner of Browtisan, herself and I’ve never loved the look of my lashes more! It’s soft to the touch yet doesn’t fall off as rapidly as with other eyelash extensions that I’ve tried before. The glue didn’t make my eyes itch or red at all! Coco uses a special pair of surgeon eyewear to magnify her span of vision of her clients’ lashes. I’ve never had anyone use such  tool while doing eyelash extension for me, and was glad that she did, because the results at the end were outstanding. My natural lashes were curled first prior to the lash attachment process and it certainly made a difference to the curl and overall neatness of the lash extensions. Browtisan is my favourite eyelash extension salon EVER. I’m planning on going back consistently for their services since having these really natural yet enhancing eyelashes on made my dressing up time in the morning a whole lot shorter. A big plus for the busy ladies out there!

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I don’t have any eye makeup in this photo :) I love how the lash extensions create an illusion of an eyeliner across the upper waterline. Makeup always takes less than 5 mins each day and I wake up feeling more put together than just my usual self. Their prices are reasonable for the quality of service and lash extensions that you’ll be getting :)

Call them up for an appointment today! They’re always almost fully booked!

xoxo,

Yvette

LUSH 2014 Christmas Collection!


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Magic Wand Bubble Bar… Make a wish! Vegan. Fairy princesses and princes of all ages will love this re-usable bubble bar that lasts for up to ten bubble baths. Swish it around in the water for a softening, vanilla scented soak and a mound of candy bubbles. Then pop it on the side for use another time, just like magic! Vegan $18.00 //////////// The Christmas Penguin… P-P-Pop in the penguin! Vegan. Pick up The Christmas Penguin for a mood-boosting bubble bath that will set you up for the festivities. The beautiful blend of Orange Flower Absolute and Sicilian Mandarin and Lemon Oils revive and refresh. Crumble under running water to create bubbly glaciers and snow drifts. This bubble bar was inspired by the smallest penguins in the world, which are blue and from Philip Island in Australia. $11.00

 

As soon as last Christmas was over it began again for the Lush inventors who have been

busying away behind the scenes like little elves creating new innovations and wonders for

your skin and bath, as well as making some of your Christmas favourites even more special!

BATH BOMBS Invented by Mo Constantine OBE in 1987, The Bath Bomb is often imitated,

but none compare to the original. Each one is formulated with the finest ingredients and

essential oils to cleanse both the mind and body :)

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NEW Snowman FUN Vegan. For those who were captivated by the Disney film Frozen – ‘Do you want to build a snowman?’- well now you can, complete with scarves and hats! The black coloured FUN is made from carbon black coal, to give your snowman real coal eyes! Scented with the Carrot Soap fragrance we had in our Easter range making you feel seasonal all round, the bar also contains Sicilian Lemon oil and Bergamot Oil giving your bath a fresh and invigorating feel. $18.00

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i made this! ^^ french snowman~

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Items I got:

1) Santa’s Lip Scrub … Kissable Christmas Lips

The Caster Sugar in this scrub will gently exfoliate away any dry skin from

your lips, whilst the Extra Virgin Coconut Oil moisturises, leaving them

soft and conditioned. This lip scrub has the fragrance of fizzy cola sweets

for delicious tasting kisses, with a hint of festive red. Scrub lips before

applying colour for a flawless pout.

$20.00

(THIS ONE IS SO GOODDD! tastes like red velvet cake to me!)

2) NEW! So White

Vegan.

For customers that like fresh, fruit and crisp scents, this is the one for you! This

new shower gel shares the extract same fragrance as the So White bath

bomb. With Fresh Apple Infusion, Sweet Orange Oil and Bergamot Oil to clear

the mind and Almond Oil to moisturise the skin, So White will take your

showering experience to a whole new fresher level!

Prices start at $16.00 for 100g

(Smells like apple candy. I finished the entire bottle in two weeks. A treat in the shower indeed!)

3) Snowcake soap

Vegan.

A LUSH classic and bestseller, a slice of Snowcake smells just like the

irresistible almond marzipan on the Christmas cake. Lather up with

gorgeous Rose Absolute, that soothes dry, cracked winter skin and

berry scented Cassie Absolute. Your skin will be left softened and

beautifully scented.

$12.00 for 100g

4) NEW!! Butterbear … A big softy

Vegan.

This friendly and sweet-smelling bear is packed with nourishing Cocoa

Butter and comforting Fair Trade Vanilla, perfect for anyone that loves

a good bear hug!

$7.50

(this totally adds to the christmas mood! having a bad day? this will totally perk you up in the shower! CUTENESS OVERLOAD!)

5) NEW!! Dashing Santa … Ho Ho Ho to go go go!

Vegan.

His fast, fizzing golden boots will have him dashing around your bath

filling it with citrus essential oils and the scent of satsumas this

Christmas. Toning Mandarin, Bergamot and Orange Flower to boot will

leave you feeling cheerful and uplifted.

$10.50

(A warm citrus scent that will fill your bath tub with the aroma of christmas! I like!)

 

Happy Holidays everyone!

Christmas shopping at Lush always adds to the festive cheer so do check them out for more Christmas specials! (and be prepared to spend too! I know that I always do :) )

xoxo,

Yvette

Ad: Xin Wang Hong Kong Café’s Fly Me To Hong Kong Campaign


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In its Fly Me To Hong Kong campaign, Xin Wang Hong Kong Cafe, together with travel agency Focal Travel, will be awarding 48 lucky diners and their partners with flight tickets to Hong Kong and accommodation at The Oriental Pearl (方之珠) worth a total of SGD30,000.

Diners with a minimum spending of SGD 50 at any of Xin Wang’s 16 outlets will have the opportunity to take part in this lucky draw.

To kickstart the campaign, Xin Wang has gathered 9 media influencers, such as Dee Kosh, Steven Lim, Celeste Chen to come together for a entertaining and fun-filled shoot. This video will also be accompanied by a microsite, which will see viewers voting for their favourite cast members for chances to win prizes sponsored by Xin Wang.

Find out more by watching their video!

 

Visit Xin Wang Cafe’s Facebook page for live updates about lucky draw dips!

www.facebook.com/XinWangHKCafe

 

 

REVIEW: Facial & Massage Sessions at Passage New York!


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I was invited by Passage New York for a facial and body massage session a few weeks ago and was really excited to have gotten the invitation after hearing many good reviews by my fellow beauty bloggers friends who have went there last year. The location is conveniently located near Raffles Place MRT and Telok Ayer MRT stations. Passage New York isn’t your ordinary beauty place to go as it is a beauty salon and fashion boutique in one!

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Customers who have arrived earlier than their scheduled appointment time may opt to use this Jacuzzi place to rest and relax before their pampering session begins. Fully equipment washrooms, bathrooms and even a vanity dress up room are provided to ensure every guest’s maximum comfort and convenience. The entire place is very well decorated and has soft pleasant music playing in the background.

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I first started out with a 90 min Aroma Oil Full Body Massage with Body Scrub, consisting of a solid 60min massage. The experience was really relaxing and I was kept feeling at ease in the good hands of Jenny. She explained the aroma oil that she was using on me and proceeded to applying the cucumber body scrub first, which left my skin feeling really soft and radiant. A shower was up next and I was directed to wash up before the massage. There’s a lot of privacy in the room, spacious and very clean too! The massage bed is one that heats up gradually, making the whole experience even more comfortable and enjoyable. The massage was one of the best that I’ve tried, and my aching muscles from the intense travelling over the past month were being relieved and soothed after the session.

I also had the facial session which consisted of the following;

Premium Intensive Facial with Ultrasound Eye Treatment

- Started off with double cleansing, steam and extraction, eye brow trim, application of acne tonic on spot area

- Ultrasound eye treatment + eye ampoule, green tea and tea tree ampoule, MLD pure massage

- Then followed by eye and tea tree mask

My skin was quite congested due to the travelling and lack of rest while studying in the overseas campus. The extraction was done very well and carefully, with many of my blackheads and whiteheads extracted with a sterile needle and a very fine tweezer. It was definitely not the most painless experience, but I didn’t have any cringing, unbearable pain during the extraction process despite my problematic skin then. My skin was left clear and smooth, though with a few red patches and acne spots which had to be treated over time. Overall, my skin was smoothened and left clearer after a few days of healing.

I really enjoyed both sessions and am very happy to let you beautifuls know of this wonderful promotion that Passage New York is currently having!

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Free Leather Bag worth $480 when you enjoy 2 Luxurious Spa Treatment at $98 (U.P.$530) :

90min Vitamin C Whitening and Anti-Aging Facial

45min Signature Full Body Massage

 

Terms and Conditions:

-   Valid till 31 August 2014

-   Valid for first-time female customers, Singaporeans, PRs and EP holders, aged 25 years and above.

-   Prior booking is required, subject to availability. Please call 6226 0888 to make an appointment.

-    Not valid with other promotions, discounts or privileges.

-    Free Leather Bag is while stocks last, designs and colours may vary.

-    Passage New York reserves the right to alter and amend any terms and conditions without prior notice.

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I’ve seen the bags for myself and they are made of great leather quality! Very sturdy too! It’s one of the best promotions that I’ve seen so far among the many beauty companies that I’ve been to, so do check them out at www.passagenewyork.com/ today! :)

 

xoxo,

Yvette

Etude House Presents Play 101 Pencil! My Review!


 

 

 

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Lighten your makeup pouch with the multi-functional Etude House Play 101 Pencil to achieve limitless makeup styles!

The agony of hauling a bulky makeup pouch in the handbag resonates with many women. And there is nothing more annoying than finding crushed makeup smearing all over while rifling through the pouch. With this in mind, Etude House revolutionises the whole cosmetic industry by introducing its latest creation – Play 101 Pencil.

 

This coveted cosmetic collection boasts an assortment of 50 vivid gel-based colour pencils with 13 of them available in Singapore, which functions as eye liners, brow pencils, shadows, concealers, blushers, lipsticks and even highlighters for busy women to conveniently mix and match to create a full makeup look effortlessly. Available in five different textures – Creamy, Matte, Glossy, Shimmering and Glitter, each Play 101 Pencil is designed to be user-friendly and perfect for beginners to have fun experimenting with it to achieve their desirable makeup styles – from au naturel to smoky or sweet to glamorous.

 

It is time to leave the regular chunky palettes at home and bid goodbye to heavy makeup pouches. Play 101 Pencil is what every woman needs to satisfy her colour lust and take her from the office to that fabulous party.

 

Price: S$12.00 each. Play 101 Pencil is NOW AVAILABLE at all Etude House Singapore stores.

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Prior to receiving this package, I’d bought a couple of the browns and shimmery pinks in within this Play 101 Pencil range when I was shopping in Korea in early June. The pencils all come with a sharpener at the end, which makes sharpening really convenient. The lead isn’t too soft to the point that it breaks, so it’s a huge plus for me since many of the cosmetic pencils I have have lead that’re too creamy to withstand thorough sharpening. The shades are very vivid and glide on easily. The swatches show the intensity of the colours, don’t they? :)

I’ve been using these pencils all day for 6 weeks and counting, and I ABSOLUTELY love them. I always have an entire bundle beside my makeup stash because they can be used on the eyes, cheeks and lips!

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Here, I used the browns in 48 & 50 for soft eye lining effect and the shimmery pinks (I can’t recall which ones) for the inner tear duct highlight. Cupid’s bow highlight was using the same shimmery colours too. Lips wise, it’s the shade in 20, which looks so stunning in person! I use it as an eyeliner for a pop of colour on my fun and flirty days ^^

I highly recommend these genius products that’re so budget-friendly and easy to use! Go swatch them at the Etude House stores and be ready to invest in a couple that’ll soon become your makeup staples too :)

 

xoxo,

Yvette