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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

Etude House Precious Mineral Magic Any Cushion Review!


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Being at the forefront of the Korean cosmetic industry, Etude House understands the incessant need for easy-to-apply make-up and sun care products by busy Asian women living in hot and humid climates. As such, this 6-in-1 Precious Mineral Magic Any Cushion has been developed with whitening, sun-protection (SPF 34/PA++), wrinkle care, moisturising, sheer coverage and skin-cooling properties.

 

Unlike other cushion foundations available in the market, Etude House Precious Mineral Magic Any Cushion is the first of its kind in its category that also serves as a colour corrector and primer in a cushion form. Available in three different types, each Precious Mineral Magic Any Cushion is customised to suit a specific skin need for sheer coverage with a dewy finish. Magic Pink restores instant radiance to pale skin complexion for a healthy glow; Magic Mint conceals blemishes and neutralises redness of the skin to attain the perfect skin condition; Magic Peach covers uneven skin tone and brightens up the dull skin for a natural refined look.

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Whether it is to be used on its own or as a makeup base to prep the skin for foundation application, every busy woman can now ‘magically’ achieve her desired toned up and dewy-looking skin with this new multi-functional and fuss-free Etude House Precious Mineral Magic Any Cushion.

Price: S$29.00 each. Precious Mineral Magic Any Cushion is NOW AVAILABLE at all Etude House Singapore stores

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Here’s me using the Magic Peach under Sulwhasoo’s perfecting cushion foundation product :) I used Magic pink as a highlighter over my blush colour! Just look at that hue on the cheeks! Pretty right? :)

 

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I used Magic Pink over the entire face before using Elizabeth Arden’s Flawless Perfection Foundation. It gave me a youthful glow all night that I got lots of compliments for at the beauty event that I attended that night :)

I have been testing all 3 colours as a primer or finishing highlighter for the last 3 weeks. I love this colour correcting concept as I have dull skin from all the sleepless nights from rushing projects and reddish parts of my skin from acne scarring or colds. The compact is refillable and the air cushion sponge that comes with it disperses the product on the skin very evenly and coats the skin very lightly without making the next layer of foundation cake up. The packaging is stellar too, for the cutesy themed products that Etude House always scores with their monthly launches. The only drawback is that it can make your face appear white if you pile on too much. So just remember, this is a colour corrector, NOT foundation. So apply only what you need in small amounts and then bump the intensity up on areas that need some serious colour correcting. Fresh and dewy skin can only be possible when you make an effort to not pile on even thick layers of makeup. Spot concealing is key and to top things off, keep the cheeks area powder free for that natural glow on top of your blusher colour as the wear of your makeup prolongs throughout the day. That’s my main tip for glowing skin :) Of course, skincare is very much needed for a pretty face too! Drink lots of water and don’t forget you facial masks and serums! I’m currently on tea detox diet using SkinnyMint tea and have found it to have made my skin clear up much faster than before.

Do give these adorable and effective products a try at the Etude House counters! My top picks are the Magic Pink and Magic Mint ones! Those are great for everyday makeup and for ladies who have redness under the eyes and who have reddish acne scarring :)

xoxo,

Yvette

Makeover at Estee Lauder!


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Yay! I finally and a total face makeover by a korean makeup artist at Estee Lauder Robinsons! ^^ Have been in love with ombre lips! Here’re some tips that I jotted down from the session:

1) Use Estee Lauder’s ANR serum as a overall “highlighting” skincare step to reduce the look of a powdery face. Dewy skin is the main focus this season! Use the serum before and after makeup!

2) Colour the inside of the lips with a pigmented lipstick with a lip brush, and then end off with a sparkly transparent lipgloss for a full ombre lip colour effect that’s long-lasting and beautiful!

3) Reduce foundation, use only what is needed. I was using Estee Lauder’s double wear foundation and had the tiniest amount that fully covered the minor flaws on my skin. The rest were concealed with double wear concealer. A little goes a long way! Little amounts will enable skin to feel light and fresh all day.

4) Never ever skip eye serum and eye cream before makeup. It helps to plump up the thin skin around the eyes and enables makeup to adhere much better!

5) Blush should only be applied LAST after the lip colour. Yes, LAST! It is a finishing touch to the skin, and enables you to have better control of the hue of the colour on your cheeks for that all natural makeup look.

 

I’d that face of makeup after 3 hours with NO touch ups. No filters here. Gosh, I need more of such awesome makeup artists in my life! ^^ Hope these tips have helped you!

 

xoxo,

Yvette

Elizabeth Arden Summer Collection 2014


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Leave the bustling city behind on the tranquility of a sailboat, where you can ease into warm relaxation. Escape to the gentle swaying of ocean water, soft salty breezes, sun-filled days and beautiful, golden sunsets. Inspired by the alluring colors of the ocean, the Escape Makeup collection captures a mix of sandy neutrals and vivid maritime hues for an effortlessly elegant look.

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heart attack, can i just stop and tell you HOW PRETTY THE PACKAGING IS?! The top picks for me are definitely the lippies! The coral shade’s a true orange toned coral with just a tinge of pink, so it’ll look perfect on asian skin tones that are a lil more on the sallow side. Just beautiful~

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Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Makeup SPF 15PA++ – Natural, breathable formula that blends into a woman’s skin for a natural look and easy application. Luxurious light weight formula wears like a ‘second-skin’ to feel as comfortable as your own skin and lasts all day. Smooth and evens your skin while reducing the look of pores immediately and over time. Boosts moisturization and leaves skin with a perfectly even-toned glow.

 

I’m in the shade #4 Cream Nude. Do know that these shades do NOT go according to the lightest to the darkest number order sequence. So shade #5 may not be much darker than shade #4, it’s just a slight difference in undertone. It’s really confusing for me at first, but hey, who doesn’t try out the foundation colour first before purchasing? We all do swatches right? :) Or at the very least, ask for the SA’s help at the beauty counter! They’re there to help you :)

The coverage is light to medium, and it gives off a very beautiful glow on the skin. Think YSL touché éclat liquid foundation but with more coverage. Yup, this girl here loves this foundation already. The makeup trend now’s to have glowing skin! Korean stars all have radiant glowing skin even with makeup, don’t they? :)

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AND…. I WON THE PRIZE FOR BEST MAKEUP LOOK OF THE NIGHT using all of EA’s makeup products!^^ Thank you

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Stephen Gaskett, Elizabeth Arden Australia National Makeup Artist & myself! ^^

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Lovely company at the event! Makeup’s always more fun with awesome friends!

 

I haven’t received the Flawless Finish Correcting and Highlighting Perfector yet, so no in-depth review for that as for now. However, I can definitely say that it is a very close dupe for YSl’s touché éclat highlighter, shades wise, texture wise and even coverage! Price point’s slightly more affordable too!

Do check out the makeup collections at Elizabeth Arden! They haven’t been getting the much deserved rave reviews on many sites, but I’m definitely impressed with the quality and price point of their products! :)

Love,

Yvette