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Giveaway: Anna Sui + Crabtree & Evelyn


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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!


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Giveaway: Laced Ivory X MatchMove Wallet


 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.


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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 giveaway Giveaway: The 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


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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.


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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.


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The Etude House Chocolate Kiss Collection.

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Giveaways: Makeup & Skincare


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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!


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Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection.


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Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection.


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KMS Giveaway

Sure-Win Giveaway: 100 KMS California iPhone Covers

As Lady Gaga has skillfully put it, baby you are born this way! KMS California celebrates the birth of individuality with these KMS iPhone covers up for grabs. Simply like KMS California Singapore’s Facebook page and tell us what makes you uniquely you. Tag KMS California Singapore in a post, a photo or even a video of yourself. Then, send me an email ( with the link of the Facebook post and the iPhone cover model (iPhone 4/iPhone 5) that you’ll like to win, with the subject header “Multi-colored Jewel Encrusted KMS California iPhone Cover Giveaway!” The first 100 will receive details on how to collect your iPhone covers via email directly from KMS California Singapore. What are you waiting for? Start expressing yourself now!


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Just me and some iPhone 4/4s covers.


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My favourite’s the pink one, of course!


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A total of 100 iPhone covers are to be won (one for each winner), so your chances of getting one is pretty high! The covers feel really smooth and solid, and they also come in colours like lime green and orange. I hope this giveaway will partly make up for my lack of posts in recent months. I’ve been way too busy for my own good, and I’m so happy for the break I have now. In a few months, I’ll be a full-fledged, certified teacher! This giveaway is only for Singaporean residents. The giveaway will end either on 9th June 2013, or when the 100 iPhone covers have all been won, whichever comes first. Read the rest of the terms and conditions in the giveaway widget above.


Do you like my makeup in the pictures above? If so, do check back on the blog for my FOTD post coming soon, which will feature the beauty products used for the look!





Laced Ivory Sure Win Giveaway: 100 KMS California iPhone Covers

The Ultimate Skincare Giveaway on Laced Ivory

The Ultimate Skincare Giveaway

Yes! It’s finally September! August took quite a while didn’t it? I’m so glad it’s over so we can all move on. I hadn’t been blogging religiously enough recently and here’s a giveaway to make up for all that absenteeism. Oh how I’ve missed doing giveaways! This time, I’m holding The Ultimate Skincare Giveaway!


You see, as a beauty blogger, I have tons of beauty products to try out and experiment with. However, sadly, I only have one face. This means that sometimes, it’s impossible for me to use everything that I have. And because I don’t want things to go to waste, I’m giving them to you!  The products in today’s giveaway are special because they come from a mix of brands that have received accolades from various consumers (i.e. other beauty aficionados around the world). In addition to that, there are the yet-to-be-launched skincare products from celebrity-loved brand Nip + Fab so you’ll get to try them before the rest of Singapore does (in October)! Let’s now take a closer look at the items to be won!


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The Nip + Fab products yet to be launched in Singapore! Try them before everyone else does!


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A Fancl skincare set, including the well-loved Washing Powder.


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More skin-loving products from Leaders InSolution. Take care of your eyes and nose!


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The Leaders InSolution Pore Clinic Care 2 Step Kit consists of 10 sachets of the Black Head Clinic Sheet and a tube of the Pore Tightening Serum.


Before I let you in on how you can win, I’d like to first talk a little bit about Nip + Fab. It’s a skincare and body care brand that many celebrities, including Victoria Beckham and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, love. The brand recently launched its body care range in Singapore and come October, it will launch the skincare line as well. I’m pretty excited about this because although their products contain alcohol, they smell nice and actually do work. The Eye Fix (bestseller), for example, acts as a 2-in-1 eye cream and concealor which really makes a difference. Apart from that, none of the products from the skincare range – except the No Needle Fix Instant Skin Plumper – costs over S$30.


I also like that the Frown Fix (which I’m giving away) contains amino acids instead of collagen because collagen beauty products don’t work (more on that in a later entry). To find out more about Nip + Fab’s skincare range, head on over to


And now, to the most important part. Here’s how you can win this entire package of skin pampering goodies! You simply have to do all the tasks in the widget below to qualify. To spell it out for you, you’ll have to:

1) Be a fan of Laced Ivory on Facebook – 1 Kiss Point

2) Share the news on Facebook – 1 Kiss Point

3) Leave a blog post comment to tell me which product/s you’re most excited about – 1 Kiss Point


It’s really easy to participate because everything’s done just with a click of the mouse (and some typing). The entire list of items to be won is also listed in the widget.


The rules:

1) This giveaway is open only to residences in Singapore due to the nature of some of the products. It ends at 12.01am EST on 13th September 2012.

2) To qualify, you have to complete all 3 items in the widget below. Otherwise, your entries will be deleted. For example, if you only leave a comment, your entry will be omitted.

3) One winner will be chosen at random. If the selected winner does not respond to my contact efforts within 7 days, I will pick another winner.

4) The package will be delivered via a meet-up only. If you cannot, or are not willing to, meet, then I will also pick another winner.


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breakfast in paris The Ultimate Skincare Giveaway

Breakfast in Paris via Perfect Way of Life.

I miss Paris a whole lot. All the times I’ve been there, I still have yet to wake up to this. Perhaps one day I will.



Laced Ivory The Ultimate Skincare Giveaway

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