MAKE UP FOR EVER Holiday 2014 “Backstage Pass” Collection


MAKE UP FOR EVER has recently introduced BACKSTAGE PASS, their latest holiday collection available in Singapore from 6 November 2014 onwards.

The Backstage Pass Collection is a tribute to the 80s, the decade when MAKE UP FOR EVER was born. This Holiday Collection combines all its must-haves in three makeup cases and one brush set, all with an ultra-pro look. The Holiday Collection comprises of Beauty Kit, Studio Case, Make Up Station and Brush Set.

With striking hair, makeup and a body-painted black sequin tux, the face of the Backstage Pass Collection strikes a show-stopping pose, 1980 style.

The cult make-up tools from this collection consist of:

6 best-sellers from MAKE UP FOR EVER

A beautiful black case with a magnetic closure and a big mirror inside stamped with the mouth logo. It contains 6 of the brand’s best-sellers – 5 miniatures and 1 full size: 1 HD Primer base, 1 HD Powder, 1 black Aqua Eyes pencil, 1 Smoky Extravagant mascara, 1 Aqua Lip pencil and 1 Rouge Artist Natural. The perfect gift for someone looking to discover MAKE UP FOR EVER.

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Crabtree & Evelyn’s Christmas 2014 Gift Collection


crabtree & Evelyn Noel collection

Recently, I was invited to preview Crabtree & Evelyn’s Christmas 2014 Gift Collection at Takashimaya Orchard.

crabtree & Evelyn Noel collection

The limited edition Noel Collection Home Fragrance is an irresistible blend of fresh balsams, persimmon and citrus fused with spicy star anise, clove and mutmeg. Do check out the Home Fragrance Diffuser (extreme left, with a bird holder), priced at S$98 for 180ml.

crabtree & evelyn noel home fragrance spray

This Noel Collection Home Fragrance Spray is priced at S$30 for 100ml.

The limited edition Home Fragrance collection consists of Home Fragrance Diffuser (S$98), 3-Wick Fragranced Candle (S$75), Large Fragranced Candle (S$50), Small Fragranced Candle (S$38), Home Fragrance Spray (S$30) and Home Fragrance Oil (S$18).

crabtree & evelyn hollyberry home fragrance

The collection also available in Hollyberry Collection Home Fragrance that is inspired by crimson berries and fresh, green leaves. This fruity and spicy fragrance captures the magic of the winter season with notes of red current, coriander, fig, mutmeg and precious frankincense.

crabtree & evelyn big top twelve hand therpay musical tin hand therapy

Interesting gift sets. (left) Big Top Twelve Hand Therapy Musical Tin (S$83) consists of 12x 25g Hand Therapy, and Scentsational Six Hand Therapy Musical Tin (S$58) consists of 6x 25g Hand Therapy.

Top Hand Therapy Trio, priced at S$33, consists of 3x 25g Hand Therapy in Gardeners, Rosewater and La Source® fragrances.

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Purevivi Cleansing Lotion


purevivi cleansing lotion

Recently, I have received a new cleansing lotion to try out. Formulated with fruit and plant extracts, this new Purevivi Cleansing Lotion from Japan, is FREE of fragrance, color additives, paraben and alcohol. This 4-in-1 micellar water makeup remover dissolves makeup, cleanses, soothes and moisturises the skin.

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Kiehl’s New Vetiver & Black Tea Fragrance Collection


Kiehl's Vetiver & Black Tea Aromatic Mist EDT body cleanser body lotion

This October 2014, Kiehl’s is introducing a new fragrance collection – Vetiver & Black Tea – that gives an invigorating woody, sweet aroma of Vetiver and the soothing, citrus-like aroma of Black Tea. This new fragrance collection consists of body mist, body wash and body lotion.

Utilizing the finest ingredients, Kiehl’s fragrance chemists formulated Vetiver & Black Tea to combine unexpected ingredients in distinct sensual scents. Crafted with 1/3 fewer ingredients than found in traditional fragrances, the formula includes a high proportion of each key ingredient. The result is the purest scent expression possible.

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Elizabeth Arden Introducing Eight Hour® Cream Limited Edition Gold Collection


Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Gold Collection

Recently, I was pleased to receive Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour® Cream Limited Edition Gold Collection, comprising of Eight Hour® Cream Skin Protectant and Eight Hour® Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sunscreen SPF 15. This Limited Edition Gold Collection is available from October 2014 onwards for a limited time, while stocks last.

I’ve heard so much raves about the Eight Hour Cream and I’ve been wanting to try it out for the longest time.

This highly acclaimed all-purpose moisturizing Eight Hour® Cream, received over 115 beauty award accolades worldwide, is said to heal dry skin, from lips to elbows, cuticles to split ends. It can also be dabbed over eyeshadow to create glossy shadows, mixed with lipstick for a moisturizing lip stain, patted over the cheekbones to give dewy highlights, brushed through the brows to tame and condition. No wonder it is said to be one of the must-have products for some of the world’s top makeup artists and it is used during backstage at the Autumn/Winter’ 14 Fashion Week shows.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Gold Collection

This Limited Edition Eight Hour® Cream Skin Protectant effectively helps to restore, calm and heal dry, chapped and cracked skin. It is priced at only S$30 for 30ml.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Gold Collection

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[Sharing] Limited Edition Tissue Sets From Watsons


This October, Watsons has launched a series of tissue sets to raise funds for the benefeciaries of Star Shelter, a crisis shelter dedicated to women and children who are victims of domestic violence and homeless due to family crisis.

The funds will help further programs such as art therapy and counselling sessions at Star Shelter that will enable women and their children to rebuild confidence and regain footing in the society.

“Colours Of Hope” – Watsons Tissue Sets designed by LASALLE students

Partnering students from LASALLE College of the Arts to design and communicate the message of hope on a series of Watsons Tissue Boxes, Mini Hankies and Travel Tissue Packs, the brand aims to raise $10,000 through the sale of these limited edition items that retails between $2.00 to $4.50.

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Make Up For Ever Launching ARTIST SHADOW, Available in 210 Shades!


Like to play with different eyeshadow colors? Here’s something exciting for you! Make Up For Ever has recently launched a brand new eye shadow collection – ARTIST SHADOW – that is available in 210 shades and 5 different textures! It is believed to be the most extensive range of eye shadows we can find in the market.

make up for ever artist shadow

All 210 shades is now available at Pro Loft; Sephora flagship stores at ION & Ngee Ann City will carry 108 shades. Other Sephora stores will only carry 24 shades.

make up for ever artist shadow

Make Up For Ever spent the last 3 years working hard on developing this extensive range of new-generation eye shadows. ARTIST SHADOW eye shadows available in 5 effects – matte, satiny, metallic, iridescent and diamond.

“Thanks to a whole new technology, we’ve developed incredibly subtle colors, astonishing glasses and sheens that are highly versatile, and some out-of-this world effects.” – Dany Sanz, Creator and Artistic Director of Make Up For Ever


ARTIST SHADOW Mono D334, Apple Green. “D” stands for Diamond.


ARTIST SHADOW Mono D410 Gold Nugget.

The Pearly Formulas (Satiny, Metallic, Iridescent, Diamond) feature 2 technical innovations – Water-blend Technology and Pigment Atomization.

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The Body Shop’s Christmas 2014 Gift Sets Collection


Ho Ho Ho! Christmas comes early for fans of The Body Shop! This 31st October 2014, The Body Shop Singapore is pleased to launch its extensive selection of Christmas gift sets, comprising of body wash, body cream, hand care, fragrance, men’s grooming products, lip products, makeup and many more. When it comes to Christmas, no one can beat the selection at The Body Shop.

the body shop christmas gift sets 2014

A few weeks ago, I was pleased to attend a cozy private event to preview The Body Shop’s festive gift sets. Seriously, the selections are so huge that I could only feature a portion of them below.

the body shop christmas gift sets 2014

the body shop christmas gift sets 2014 calendar

One of the star attractions is The Best Of The Body Shop Advent Calendar (above). Retailing at S$99.90, this extra-special treat features a beauty surprise behind every door (total 24 doors), from bestselling body and face care to iconic fragrance, plus the latest additions: Glazed Apple, Wild Argan Oil and Colour Crush™ Nail Colours. Exclusively available to The Body Shop members only.

the body shop christmas 2014

This Christmas, The Body Shop is introducing 3 new limited edition bath and body ranges – (from left) Glazed Apple, Vanilla Brulee and Frosted Cranberry.

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[Advertorial] Bio-essence 24K Bio-Gold Water & 24K Bio-Gold Platinum Dual Cream


Recently, I’ve received 2 new Bio-essence products – 24K Bio-Gold Water and 24K Bio-Gold Platinum Dual Cream. Both products are targeted for early 20s to mid 30s age group to help fight premature aging. I’m trying Bio-essence products for the first time.

24K Gold is the softest and most malleable metal, thus it can make into flakes form. It is claimed that once the flakes are absorbed by the skin, it releases active gold ions rich in trace minerals which promotes blood and oxygen circulation and thus improves skin’s metabolism. This also stimulates the production of collagen and elastin present in skin, increases skin’s collagen fibers and keeps skin firm and youthful.

24K Bio-Gold Water, priced at S$45 for 150g, is a lightweight fluid essence that contains high purity gold flakes.

The essence feels as light as water. It contains tiny 24k gold flakes which is said to promote blood and oxygen circulation. This results a better skin metabolism. I’m a great believer that a good skin metabolism equals to a healthy youthful-looking skin.

This essence contains antioxidants that may combat free radicals and slow down visible signs of aging.

The lightweight texture penetrates easily into the skin. It doesn’t give a stickiness feeling upon full absorption. I will use this essence after toner and before other serums and moisturizer.

24K Bio-Gold Platinum Dual Cream, packed with a day and a night creams, is formulated with antioxidants that is said to fight free radicals and slow down visible signs of aging.

For the day regimen, I will use the Nano Bio-Platinum Day Cream that contains SPF25 to prevent UV rays damage. The day cream has a much lighter texture and doesn’t leave a greasy residue upon absorption.

For the day regimen, I will use 24K Bio-Gold Night Cream that contains antioxidants to fights free radicals and combat premature aging. It has a richer creamy texture but it feels pretty comfortable on the skin. Both day and night creams have a mild fragrance scent.

24K Bio-Gold Platinum Dual Cream is priced at S$42 for 40g.

24K Bio-Gold Water and 24K Bio-Gold Platinum Dual Cream is a complementary duo to be used in our skincare regimen (on face and neck) :

  • Day: use 24K Bio-Gold Water first then follow by Bio-Platinum Day Cream SPF 25 PA+++
  • Night: use 24K Bio-Gold Water first then follow by 24K Bio-Gold Night Cream
  • Neck care is as important as facial care as neck will also reveal signs of aging


[Sharing] Elizabeth Arden Launched UNTOLD Absolu


After the launch of UNTOLD Eau de Parfum in 2013 and UNTOLD Eau Légere in May 2014, Elizabeth Arden was pleased to introduce a new addition - UNTOLD Absolu – to its UNTOLD family of fragrances in August 2014.

A deeper, more sensual expression of UNTOLD original, UNTOLD ABSOLU speaks to the glamorous and captivating side of today’s woman. While the original emphasizes the sophistication and grace of the modern woman, UNTOLD ABSOLU accentuates the magnetic allure of her personality. Through her eyes, this woman reveals a hint of mystery, drawing you into her story. Glamorous and captivating, UNTOLD ABSOLU holds on to characteristics of the original, deepening the expression of the exquisite floral and amber facets.

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