Travel Chic with Tory Burch at Changi Airport Terminal 1

Since Tory Burch‘s flagship store at Wisma Atria opened to much fanfare, I’m delighted to introduce you to the ‘other’ Tory Burch store located at Changi Airport Terminal 1 Departure Hall. What’s awesome about this store is that it carries a wider range of travel related products and of course, it’s tax-free! Who doesn’t love DFS? The 104sqm store currently carries the latest S/S 2014 collection featuring shoes, handbags, sunglasses, clothing and small leather goods. In a nutshell, it’s the best place to shop for your travel essentials before you board your plane!

Tory Burch at Changi Airport Terminal 1

Located at Changi Airport Terminal 1 Departure Hall, Tory Burch invites you to stock up on your travel essentials before jetting off.

  Tory Burch at Changi Airport Terminal 1

#1 Mini Leather Bag: You never know when you need to dress up to the nines when you’re on holiday or on a business trip. Shop from the latest S/S 2014 collection!

  Tory Burch at Changi Airport Terminal 1

#2 Carry-All Travel Tote: If you’re like me, I carry alottttt of stuff when I travel (i.e. shawl, camera, sunglasses, drinking bottle, sunscreen etc.). So, you’ll need this Ella Metallic Straw Tote ($420 – U.P. w GST $449.40 or Mini Ella Metallic Straw Tote ($370 – U.P. w GST $395.90) that is tres chic.

Tory Burch at Changi Airport Terminal 1

#3 Cosmetic Pouch: This is a must-have for every lady to carry your essentials such as your lipstick, facial blotters, compact mirror, tampons and you-name-it! This Brigitte Cosmetic Bag ($135 – U.P.  w GST $144.45)’s super cute prints will be a delight for your travels.

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Fash-Review: Shiseido White Lucent Total Brightening Serum

Since my first experience with Shiseido White Lucent in 2010, I was completely sold. Here’s a trivia, the first Shiseido whitening lotiont was launched in 1917: Hydrogen Peroxide Cucumber until the first generation of the White Lucent’s Concentrated Brightening Serum in 2004. Today, the 5th generation, White Lucent Total Brightening Serum promises “total bright” skin. What’s the ideal skin? Imagine your skin as spotless as silk, lustrous white as pearl, translucent white as crystal, dullness-free as snow and lively pinkish as cherry blossoms. This beautifully radiant white skin tone is achievable with the White Lucent Total Brightening Serum.

So, what’s new? Based on the needs of our ideal skin, this new brightening serum achieves white skin by brightening and whitening all five layers of the skin with new ingredient ProBright 4MR™, which is reinforced with resveratrol. It penetrates quickly, to optimzize the colour condition of each skin layer and achieve the overall ideal white skin tone. The ProBright 4MR™ which impedes carbonylation of collagen, which is the cause of skin tone yellowness. Resveratrol is a type of polyphenol found in red wine which inhibits melanin production, prevent yellowish dullness in the dermis for the ultimate whitening and skin-beautifying effects. To top that, a new fragrance note, Rosenium from Bulgarian rose oil is added with the purpose to inhibit melanin production as well. How to use? Just apply morning and evening, after softening lotion and before moisturizer. Just pump twice to dispense the brightening goodness.

Fash-Review: After 14 days of using the White Lucent Total Brightening Serum, I noticed an evenness in my skin tone. I definitely suffer dull and yellowish skin tone – hence, the difference is pretty obvious. I don’t know if my skin has turned whiter (afterall, I’m Chinese!) but I noticed that I have alight-reflecting radiance when I don’t wear makeup. It gives me the confidence to leave the house with naked skin! I truly love the new Rosenium fragrance and the fact it has a whitening purpose. This is definitely a must-have for those suffering from dull, yellowish skin like myself.

Shiseido White Lucent Total Brightening Serum

Priced at S$159, the Shiseido White Lucent Total Brightening Serum is now available at all Shiseido beauty counters.

Shiseido White Lucent Total Brightening Serum

The Shiseido White Lucent skincare range.

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Yesah X Teeteeheehee Capsule Collection S/S2014

When style extraordinaire, Linda Hao meets fashion textile designer/illustrator, Teresa Lim, you get an unimaginable Yesah x Teeteeheehee capsule collection called, Psychedelic Trip Under The Sea. Inspired by a vision of a lost mermaid swimming under the sea to magical electronic and synth disco music (I KNOW RIGHT), this trippy collection of metallic skirts, oversized tops, crop tops, scallops, magical sea colours and leggings brings you into an unimaginable world that will definitely put a sneaky grin on your face. Personally, I’m lovin’ the Seashell Button Down Blue (S$129) as well as the Sea Legging Pink (S$79). The collection is proudly made in Singapore (Yay! Go local!). Start shopping now!

Yesah X Teeteeheehee Capsule Collection S/S2014 is available on Yesah.net, Temporium (72 – 74 DUNLOP STREET) and W.E – Workshop Element (Westgate,3 Gateway Drive #01-34/35).

Yesah X Teeteeheehee Capsule Collection S/S2014

Yesah X Teeteeheehee Capsule Collection S/S2014

Yesah X Teeteeheehee Capsule Collection S/S2014

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2014 Valentine’s Day Gift for Her & Him

It’s the time of the year when roses cost more than your meals and restaurants are fully booked. More importantly, LOVE is in the air. Whether you’re single or attached, let’s just enjoy the weekend (yes, it’s almost weekend!) and spread the love. If you’re still clueless on what to get for your significant other, here are some ideas by yours truly and of course, it’s the thought that counts. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY, EVERYONE!

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From left, clockwise: “Mon Amour” from Gummi Nails (S$16), Montblanc “Coeur de Pétales Entrelacés” bracelet, Pandora Valentine’s Day charm collection, Tory Burch logo heart studs in french red (S$125), DVF Outline Falling Hearts Red iPhone 5 case (S$60), Coach Classic Vermillion Mini Borough Retro (S$995) and Marc by Marc Jacobs limited edition pair of sunglasses for Valentine’s Day.

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From left, clockwise: Carrie K. Forget Me Knot oxidised silver cuff links (S$, Coach Thompson Leather Colourblock Card Case (S$195) and Shinola The Runwell chrono 47mm watch (US$750) available at Robinsons Orchard.

Fash-Review: Jet PR3 Facial at Jet Concepts

Who doesn’t love a good facial? Lucky me, I was invited to try Jet Concepts‘ latest Jet PR3 Facial, a 60-minute treatment that aims to protect, repair, regenerate and revitalise skin. This powerful anti-aging facial treatment intensely cleanses and preps skin with the Jet Stream device from Israel and treats skin with the Jet Dual Ray machine from the US, a first in Singapore! Here are the three steps of the Jet PR3 Facial:

  1. DEEP CLEANSE: Exclusive to Jet Concepts, the Jet Stream device helps clear sebum, dead skin cells and dirt from deep within pores. It works just like a vacuum cleaner to fully prep your skin for the absorption of the Liquid Laser Essence (more about this later!).
  2. NOURISH: The spa-grade Liquid Laser Essence is massaged into your skin. This water-based essence contains five unique active ingredients including apple stem cells (repair, renew and increase life span of aged skin cells), hexapeptides (aid cellular growth for younger looking skin), active hyaluronic acid (restore balanced water levels for brighter and more supple skin), fermented resveratrol (firms skin and combats wrinkles and fine lines) and caviar (healthy cell metabolism).
  3. DUAL WAVELENGTH LIGHT: The Jet Dual Ray is the first in the industry to blast powerful red and infrared light energies to stimulate skin cells. This light helps increase the absorption of the active ingredients of Liquid Laser Essence. This takes about 15 to 20 minutes and finishes off with a stimulating acupressure massage.

Scroll down for my Fash-Review. The 60-minute Jet PR3 Facial is available at S$238 for an introductory session (U.P. S$480), the results can last up to a month.

  Jet Concepts Wheelock Place

Jet Concepts‘ flagship stores located at #03-03 Wheelock Place (Tel +65 6733 7055), #B2-20/21 Raffles City Shopping Centre, #01-20 12 Katong and #B2-20/21 313 Somerset.

Jet PR3 Facial at Jet Concepts

Jet PR3 Facial: Before and After.

Fash-Review: The Jet PR3 Facial promises instantly brighter and more luminous skin that lasts up to a month. My skin has been breaking out for the past month due to stress and lack of sleep (damn you, new pillow!). As compared to my first Jet Concepts facial experience, this was much more pleasant experience. I was worried that the Dual Wavelength Light would sting my sensitive cheeks as you can see, it’s a little red in the photo above. Surprisingly, it did not sting that much. I suffered some tenderness on my left cheek bone area but it was fine after a day. I love the Jet Stream! I could just picture the dirt being sucked out of my pores *evil laugh* and this really helped clear my blackheads and pimple area. I would definitely recommend this facial for ladies my age (yes, 30s and above) as your skin will be rejuvenated and brighter after one session. It has been two weeks and I’m still feeling the benefits. TWO THUMBS UP!

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bycanary at TANGS Orchard

As you walk through the main entrance of TANGS Orchard, you’ll be greeted by a sparkly display of bits and baubles. This multi-label concept, bycanary is the brainchild of former actress/model and celebrity icon, Lum May Yee who curates the unique collection of international cult designer jewellery labels discovered through her travels and network of friends around the world. I’m truly excited to see an exciting range from M.C.L by Matthew Campbell Laurenza (United States), John Hardy (Bali), Jade Jagger (London), Darsala (France), Choices by DL (Holland), Tara Moor (France), Buddha to Buddha (Holland) and Sellot (Hong Kong).

What are you waiting for? Start shopping at TANGS Orchard, Level 1.

bycanary at TANGS Orchard

Located at the entrance of TANGS Orchard, start your shopping with a little bling.

Canaries by May Yee

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Canaries by May Yee

A beautiful Tourmaline earrings by Canaries by May Yee.

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Coach Spring 2014 Women’s Collection

This spring, Coach highlights the Bar Stripe, Patchwork, Edge Paint and Gingham in its Spring 2014 women’s collection. Indulge yourself in a core colour palette of vachetta, black and rich mahogany with pops of seasonal colors for an ultrachic look. I’m a fan of the Bar Stripe in Borough as stripes never go out of style. It’s definitely a fresh update to the Borough which debut last Fall.

Coach Spring 2014 women’s collection is now available in stores.

Coach Spring 2014 Collection

Stripe Borough

Coach Spring 2014 Collection

Stripe Clutchable

Bar Stripe

Now available in crisp spring shades of vermillion, walnut, camel and grey, the luxurious leather coupled with the stylish silhouette of the Borough is sure to make this bag a wardrobe staple. The bar stripe also makes a strong statement in combinations of vermillion, tan, black and parchment and is available in the Large Clutchable and three different sizes of the Borough as well as two new silhouettes – the Highrise and the domed Preston Satchel.

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Best Dressed: 2014 Grammy Awards

It’s a golden carpet at the 2014 Grammy Awards. I love the red carpet at the Grammys – it’s usually more fun, out-of-the-world. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the case this year. It’s all about the slinky, classy and glamour because Lady Gaga didn’t get any nominations for Art Pop. Whyyyy!!! Let’s just say, this year’s red carpet is lovely but a complete snooze fest. Kudos to Katy Perry for staying true to her “You’re gonna hear me ROARRR!” red carpet moment. Otherwise, all eyes will be on Beyonce. Just because. See more red carpet photos on my Facebook Page and mean while, scroll down for my favourite looks of the night:

2014 Grammy Awards: Katy Perry in Valentino

Red carpet is all about making a statement. Katy Perry hit all the right notes with this white Valentino gown with music notes. It’s definitely a head turner!

2014 Grammy Awards: Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen also known as Mrs. John Legend strikes gold in this amazing Johanna Johnson gown. WOAH.

2014 Grammy Awards: Madonna

What? That baby David is all grown up! Mummy Madonna is all suit up in Ralph Lauren to match her mini-me.

2014 Grammy Awards: Beyonce in Michael Costello

When Queen Bey (Beyonce) walks in, time stops. She definitely claims her throne in this customized white Michael Costello couture gown.

2014 Grammy Awards: Pink

Pink is sizzling hot in this red sculptural gown by Johanna Johnson. Simply WOW.

2014 Grammy Awards: Taylor Swift in Gucci

Taylor Swift never failed to impress us. This time, she shines in this “bullet-proof” Gucci gown.

2014 Grammy Awards: Sara Bareilles

I really love this feather gown worn by Sara Bareilles with red accent pumps and clutch. LOVE!

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Rita Ora kills it in this short shimmering Lanvin number. Such sweet elegance, don’t you think?

2014 Grammy Awards: Ciara

This is how you rock your baby bump. Ciara knows how to show off her best assets in this Emilio Pucci gown.

images: Fabsugar

SK-II Cellumination Aura Essence (and win a bottle!)

Hey girl, 2014 is the year for brighter aura skin. Oh, let me introduce myself: I’m SK-II Cellumination Aura Essence, with a capital A for Aura. That’s right, girl – fair translucent skin just doesn’t cut it anymore these days. Today, ladies like myself are looking to radiate from within as if our skin is draped in a veil of light. Voila, I was made with love with the new formula of Pitera and Ume extract in new active complex Soft Aura White to optimize light diffusion while improving skin’s texture, radiance and spot control. Inspired by the desired standard set by beauty editors and professional photographers, our team of researchers uncovered the two Cell Luminous Factor and Cell Clarity Factor to create Soft Radiance Aura that gives your skin the beautiful aura glow. The unique, new ingredient Ume extract helps in Cell Luminous Factor by improving skin aura by 55%. On the other hand, the De-Melano P3C with the addition of whitening agent Pixel-White stops melanin build up to promote Cell Clarity Factor. Best of all, you can see results in just one week. Trust me, if you use me diligently – you will  20% improvement in 4 weeks and 40% improvement in 8 weeks.

Don’t believe me? Check your Aura Index at any SK-II beauty counter with their new toy, Magic Ring. The choice is yours. SK-II Cellumination Aura Essence is priced at (30ml), S$199; (50ml), $299 & (75ml) $397. Now available at all SK-II beauty counter. If you want to glow like me, all you need to do is to comment on this blog post on why you want to glow like me or my Facebook post. The best answer will be win a bottle of SK-II Cellumination Essence (30ml, worth S$199). This contest is only open to Singapore residents and ends on Thursday, 30th January 2013 at 12:00pm. The winner will be contacted via email/comment.

SK-II Cellumination Aura Essence

What’s your Aura skin?

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How To Apply Water Transfer Nail Decals

Have you tried Water Transfer Nail Decals? It’s a quick and easy way to apply cute nail art on your fingernails without breaking the bank. Gummi Nails recently launched their new Water Transfer Nail Decals online with these exclusive Chinese New Year designs: Abundance, Happiness, Luck, Prosperity and Virtue. Priced at S$5.00 each, it’s really an inexpensive way to style your nails this CNY. You can also shop for the amazing bundle deals at only S$8.88 for two designs. HUAT AH!

Instructions: 

  1. Trim and clean your fingernails.
  2. Apply nail polish on your fingernails. Dry thoroughly.
  3. Remove plastic cover. Cut out the pattern and soak in water for 10-20 seconds.
  4. Moisten your fingernail and place the pattern in position with a tweezer.
  5. Soak up excess water with paper towel and dry it.
  6. Apply top coat and dry thoroughly.

You can shop online at www.gumminails.com and receive FREE local shipping!

Watch a quick video on how to apply Water Transfer Nail Decals.

Gummi Nails: Abundance Water Transfer Nail Decals

Abundance features 招き猫 or Maneki-Neko (Lucky Cat) and fish. The word fish in Mandarin or 余 sounds like Abundance. Hence, 年年有余 (Nian Nian You Yu) meaning “Abundance through the year” is uttered at the start of the new year.

Gummi Nails: Happiness Water Transfer Nail Decals

Happiness features the Chinese character, 福 () which means “good fortune” or “happiness”.

Gummi Nails: Luck Water Transfer Nail Decals

Luck features 招き猫 or Maneki-Neko (Lucky Cat), a common Japanese figurine believed to bring good luck to the owner.

images: Gummi Nails

Introducing SK-II Facial Treatment Essence – Eye

If you think SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is good enough, the new SK-II Facial Treatment Essence – Eye will change your mind (and your eyes). The latest serum will help you achieve crystal clear look around your eyes with its miracle formula that combines the power of Pitera™ with the new Eye Albus Complex.  The real question is: Why do we need another product for the eyes? The multitasking millennial women suffer from poorer skin barrier, oxidative skin damage and poorer blood micro-circulation due to late nights, long hours of staring at the screen and working in dry or air-conditioned environment.

Let’s get down to business: So I tried the Facial Treatment Essence – Eye for the past one week, what’s the verdict? Well, it’s hard to see visible results at this point of time but I did notice that my eyes are more hydrated than usual. The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye, 15g is priced at S$113 and available now at all SK-II counters.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye

SK-II Eye Care include the new Facial Treatment Essence – Eye, Skin Signature Eye Cream and LXP Eye Cream.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye

The consistency of the FTE Eye is slightly thicker, almost cream-like.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence Eye

The Banana Test: Each slice of banana is soaked in different liquids: Water, Brand E and Facial Treatment Essence.

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PANDORA Essence Collection

This March, PANDORA is “launching a new collection featuring a slender sterling silver bracelet with an accompanying assortment of charms, hand-finished from precious metals and symbolic stones, each representing a personal inner value”. It’s time to get personal. The PANDORA Essence Collection focuses on the meanings and values in life with 24 sterling silver charms that represent key values such as joy, trust, passion, confidence, love, courage, faith, wisdom and many more. What’s exciting is the new innovative solution that allows your charms to slide and secure onto the bracelet based on  a flexible silicone grip built inside the sterling silver core of each charm.

My mother-in-law bought me my first PANDORA charm bracelet. Trust me, there is no turning back after your first one. I was immediately drawn in by the meanings of each charms from the PANDORA Essence Collection. In fact, I want them all! For starters, I’ll pick Confidence because I like bling (doh!) and it’s good reminder to be confident in what I do.

PANDORA Essence Collection

What’s your Essence?

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The new sterling silver bracelet is elegant and a great start for a new charms collection.

PANDORA Essence Collection

Launching in March 2014. Stay tuned.