Category Archives: giveaways

Birthday Giveaway: Win Full-Sized Beauty Products from Maku Store, Crabtree & Evelyn, Laneige and more

 

Laced Ivory Birthday Giveaway

 

I remember the days when I was in pre-school and when it was somebody’s birthday, their parents would celebrate it with cake and little goodie bags for everyone in the class. This year, of course I’m way beyond that age. But that doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate by giving something away!

 

Yep, I’ve got quite a bit of beauty products and I think these will find a better owner than me. Not because they are lousy products or they don’t suit me, but because I haven’t really had the chance to give them a try as I’m using other products at the moment (and I really only have one face).  If you’ll like to win some full-sized products, do read on to find out what the winner will be getting and how you can win them all!

 

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Giveaway: Chic Maku Store Singapore Backpack (and More)

 

Maku Store Singapore Backpack

 

Hello! I’m giving away a chic backpack from Maku Store Singapore today! According to a survey which I carried out previously, you guys chose either to win a handbag, clutch or a backpack. I trotted down to the store at Bugis Junction and selected this chic piece for today’s giveaway!

 

Not only that, but with this backpack,  I’m also giving away products from beloved brands like Crabtree & Evelyn and Nails Inc.!

 

Maku Store Singapore Backpack

 
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Giveaway: Anna Sui + Crabtree & Evelyn

 

Giveaway on Laced Ivory

 

It hasn’t been an easy journey for the blog so far, and today I’d just like to say a big thank you to all of you who have been supporting me and believing in me. Today’s giveaway is nothing extravagant. As an established beauty blogger, I get sent beauty samples every now and then. But I only have one face, and can’t finish using every single product in my stash, which also includes products that I buy on my own.

 

The Anna Sui Rose Cheek Colour is in shade 300, consisting of very lovely shade of pinks and shimmer that would suit every skin tone. The Hand Therapy from Crabtree & Evelyn is another skincare product that I love, especially since I stay in an air conditioned environment quite often to beat the heat. This tube’s in the revamped packaging!

 

Anna Sui Rose Cheek Colour

 
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Giveaway: Laced Ivory X MatchMove Wallet

 



 

Attention, si vous aimez faire du shopping – en ligne! I’m a definite shopaholic at heart, mind and soul. But I also hate crowds, the humidity in Singapore and forgetting to bring my credit card out when I need it to pay for purchases. That’s why I stick to online shopping most of the time – no, wait – actually I kind of do all my shopping online, now that I think of it.

 

But what if you don’t have a credit card (maybe you’re too young to have one, or you need to get a supplementary card from your parents), or don’t want another one to fatten up your wallet further, but you’d still like to bag that online-exclusive discount? I have just the thing you need – MatchMove Wallet!

 

I’m really excited to present MatchMove Wallet to you today because it makes shopping such an incredible experience and comes with a whole bunch of benefits that normal credit cards don’t. First of all, let me introduce to you what MatchMove Wallet is all about.

 

Laced Ivory X MatchMove Wallet

Shopping is such a delight, especially when you can do it at your own time, place and comfort, and with an ease of mind.


 
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Giveaway: The Benefit Cosmetics Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit

 

Benefit Cosmetics Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit

 

Tra la la, it’s time for a giveaway again! I’m really excited for my upcoming trip to Australia, and thought I’d like to share the joy. It’s not everyday that one gets to do a two-week trip to somewhere exotic, and with wildlife to boot. Today, I’m sending one lucky reader a Benefit Cosmetics Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit! Just follow the instructions in the widget below and don’t forget to read the terms and conditions (all accounts that have been set up only for giveaway purposes will be disqualified). The giveaway ends 1st June 2014, 11:59pm (Singapore time). Good luck!

 


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Review & Giveaway: The Ziaja Marine Algae Spa Shower Gel with Algae

 

Ziaja Marine Algae Spa

Enjoy the benefits of a natural spa in your own home.

 

If you know the difference between algae and moss, well done! You’re one step ahead of me. If you don’t, fret not and let me tell you.

 

To put it simply, algae likes to grow in wet environments, whereas moss does not. Moss is higher up in the evolution ladder as compared to algae, and some say they evolved from algae. They can look very similar to each other, and to us normal humans, we probably can’t tell them apart unless we study botany and the likes. The thing is: because algae grows in wet areas, finding it in marine waters is something that comes very naturally. And that’s the basis of the Ziaja Marine Algae Spa range.

 

Ziaja is a Polish company that was established in 1989 in the city of Gdansk by pharmacists Aleksandra and Zenon Ziaja (I can’t resist saying that Zenon reminds me of xenon). From its humble beginnings, the company has grown to now include its own research and production laboratories, as well as a quality control department.

 

There are many products in the world today, and their makers all claim that they are all beneficial to our skin. I jumped on that wagon once, found out about my skin’s sensitivity towards essential oils, and so hopped off. That’s why I’m really glad to say that the Shower Gel with Algae, with its promise of benefits to the skin, hasn’t given me any problems. No nicked skin, no flakiness; just a good cleanse and hydration.

 

Ziaja Marine Algae Spa

A closer look!

 

I was sponsored the Micellar Cleansing Water as well, but since I’m still in the final stages of my eczema breakout, I’ve not yet tried it myself. The shower gel is blue and has a distinct scent, which is nothing like how spa salons smell. It’s not floral, calming or relaxing like lavender, but more like DJ Seawater for a seaweed party.

 

The shower gel contains three main types of algae, namely:

  • enteromorpha compressa (green algae that contains amino acids and prevents skin flabbiness)
  • hydro-retinol (blue algae rich in retinol, a substance that helps to prevent wrinkles)
  • lamarina digitata (brown algae rich in potassium, iodine and mineral salts to help delay ageing)

 
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The Etude House Chocolate Kiss Collection (Plus a Giveaway)

As January draws to an end, the next thing on our minds inevitably points towards the 14th of February. For some, it’s quite the exciting day, because, you know, it’s the first time of their lives they’re celebrating it with someone. For others, it can get rather annoying, seeing girls walk down Orchard Road with human-sized teddy bears with smug satisfaction imprinted on their faces. There’s no guessing which category I belong to, but just to set the record straight, I’m somewhere in between the two.

 

I do like Valentine’s Day but to be honest, any day could be a perfect Valentine’s. And what would anyone do with teddy bears that aren’t of any use? Guys, if there’s one thing you should not get a potential lover for V-day, it’s definitely some cuddly tuft of wool (unless it’s her kind of thing). We ladies like something more… practical these days. You know, like makeup *ahem*. Or maybe I’m just getting old.

 

Etude House Valentine's Day Chocolate Kiss Collections

The Etude House Chocolate Kiss Collection.

 
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Giveaways: Makeup & Skincare

 

Giveaway: Makeup & Skincare

A Stila Lip Gloss Trio among the treasures.

 

Hello! Have you seen the new layout? It’s so much cleaner and tidier, I thought you’d have a more pleasant viewing experience on the blog. If you’re new to the blog, that’s great! I hope you’ll stay.

 

Today I’m giving away two sets of beauty products – one full of makeup items and the other, full of skin loving goodies. Let’s look at Set A – Maquillage.

 
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Giveaway Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream

Giveaway: Something Special & New from Kiehl’s

Imagine this scenario (well, actually some of us don’t have to because we’ve experienced it for real): It’s the end of a long, busy day; You’re washing your makeup off; You don’t really want to because you did a good job on that smokey eye effect, but you have no choice because you don’t want breakouts tomorrow; So you admire your artwork for a few seconds more in the mirror when suddenly… *GASP* There is a line which was never there before!

 

Is it the makeup creasing? Is it the compact foundation caking up? You rub gently along the offending line, half wishing you were hallucinating. You add more makeup remover but the line doesn’t seem to go away. OH. MY. GOD. Fear sets in. You wish you had done all those things you were too scared to do. Death looms near. Like, you can actually feel it creep up  against your skin. No, not the skin!

 

Quick! You need to reverse the hands of the clock. Heck, of all the clocks in the world! Make the earth circle in the opposite direction! Make the sun grow smaller! Make shooting stars fly backwards! Make dinosaurs come alive again!

 

OK, maybe that was a teeny bit exaggerated. You slump into bed, realising you ARE ageing. What those women say about gravity and slowed metabolism is true and it’s happening to you. You have no choice. It’s either you ignore it and leave your skin to its natural tendencies, or you do something about it. That’s where I come in.

 
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Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection.

International Giveaway: Too Faced’s Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection

Hello! I know I haven’t been blogging much lately, and it’s all due to my very busy life-and-work schedule. You see, for the past year or so, I’ve been working really hard on getting my certificate in teaching and now, I’m finally getting what I’ve been working so hard for! To celebrate this, and also to thank all my international readers who have been so supportive, I’m giving away a Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection palette!

 

Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection.

Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection.

 

Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection.

Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection.

 

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