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Staycation: Hotel Fort Canning Singapore

 

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Staycations were never a thing of mine until I discovered how convenient they are, and how pampered one can be in a luxurious home away from home. This time, I went with Hotel Fort Canning for my fourth mini-holiday and I have to say that it might have been my favourite staycation experience so far!

 

Mr. Ratatouille and I wanted something away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We both needed a quiet place where we could both recover from the intense month before and rejuvenate ourselves. Hotel Fort Canning was a great option because although it is right in the city centre (which means it’s fairly easy to get to by cab), it’s nestled in lush greenery on top of a hill that really nobody goes to.

 

Check in is at a good time of 1pm. And while I waited to be ushered to our room, I took some shots of the common grounds. Here are some I posted on Instagram, plus more of the hotel grounds:

 

 

 

 
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Rave & Review: The Sigma Extravaganza Copper Kit Brushes

 

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What is a girl to do when she comes across a heart-melting, brow-upturning collection of the most beautiful brushes she’s ever come across? The Sigma Extravaganza Copper Kit is an assortment of 29 of the brand’s best-selling brushes, complete with a makeover that instantly amps up the glam factor of any girl’s powder room!

 

I fell in love with these brushes when they launched as part of Sigma’s 5-year anniversary celebrations. Not only are the brushes made with the usual Sigma synthetic bristles (so it’s animal-friendly), they also come in 100% pure copper ferrules atop sleek, black handles. I personally use Sigma brushes on a day-to-day basis and find them to be quite reliable, soft and handy. If you like, you can check out my review of the Sigma Mrs. Bunny Travel Kit.

 
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The Alice + Olivia FW 2014 Collection

 

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If you’re one who likes bold, contrasting colours, structured silhouettes and intricate detailing, you might want to check out the Alice + Olivia FW 2014 Collection, designed by Stacey Bendet. I popped by the store last week and caught sight of so many pieces I wished I could bag home.

 


 

Metallic is the new black, or so they say. The new collection prominently features butterfly prints and bohemian motifs, and is all about being bold enough to showcase the inner you that is subdued and mysterious. Glitter and sequins add dimensions where necessary, and the combinations of colours bring each piece to life. For the not-so-daring, there are also a few which are more prêt-à-porter. Check it out!

 


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Experience the John Frieda Blowout – For Free

 



 

I’ve never had a blowout, even though I’ve heard of people going for it many times. Before today, my knowledge of blowouts consisted of:

  1. Hair wash
  2. Blow drying
  3. Styling

 

After today, my knowledge is still pretty much the same. But, it would be really awesome if I didn’t have to pay for someone to style my hair for me. I mean, I can do it on my own, provided I have the time to spare. So, let’s all welcome and celebrate John Frieda Day, a special day every month where we can have our hair styled for free!

 

The next John Frieda Day will be on 28th September. Evolve Salon at Liang Court will be the ones to host you (and your girl friends) and you’ll be in the good hands of salon director Ken Hong.

 

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If you’ll like a sneak preview of what it’s like, here are some snaps I took at my very own blowout session at Next Hair Salon.

 

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Guest Post: 3 iPhone Fashion Apps You Probably Didn’t Know About

 

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{Are you looking for a new fashion app to install on your iPhone? Are you bored of Instagram and want more? Today, Mathilde from Price Panda lets us in on 3 new and exciting iPhone fashion apps! Explore away!}

 

We have never been so subjected to so many trends than today. Thanks to technology and especially smartphones, we can get inspiration from the fashionistas all over the world, in New-York, Tokyo, Paris and Sydney. And it’s awesome!

 

Talking about smartphones and fashion, the team of fashion addicts of PricePanda recently discovered 3 fantastic fashion apps for iPhone and wanted to share them with me. They are all great, creative and very different and I thought you would like it. So here we go!

 
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OOTD: The Pouffy

 


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We’re still in Australia this time, but now we’ve moved on to Darwin! I didn’t get any outfit shots taken in Cairns because the weather didn’t allow for it (or rather, I didn’t pack for the unexpected weather).

 

We stayed in Mary River Wilderness Retreat, where our doorstep opened right up to green lands, grazing wallabies, partying parrots and the bright blue sky every day. Hooray to no flies! This was no place for heels, and so take them off it was!

 


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1. ASOS Bardot Crop Top | 2. Chicwish Green A-Line Midi Skirt | 3. Mimco Rebellious Wrist Bracelet | 4. Nine West Flax Suede Pumps

 

I love the Mimco Rebellious Wrist! In fact, I saw it at the airport’s while shopping around and just knew I had to get it the moment I saw it. It’s such a statement piece! You know how when you go shopping and your eyes land on something unexpected, and your heart just skips a beat? That’s exactly what happened. And it wasn’t even duty free!

 
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Mood Board: World Cup Fever Style Inspiration

I can’t help but keep my eyes (and ears) peeled for the latest news on the current World Cup! I don’t normally watch soccer, but this once-every-4-years event is a must in my life. Tonight, France is playing against Germany (any Deutsch supporters?) and it’s going to be the first match I’m staying up to watch this season. Here’re two outfit inspirations for both teams!

 


 Mood Board: World Cup Fever Style Inspiration

Top: Chicwish

Pants: Sonia Rykiel

Earrings: Mija

Clutch: Edie Parker

Shoes: Gianvito Rossi
 

 Mood Board: World Cup Fever Style Inspiration

Top: Mango

Skirt: River Island

Necklace: Shy by Sydney Evan

Clutch: Lulu Guinness

Shoes: Kurt Geiger


 
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Feature: The Anna Sui Spring Summer 2014 Beauty Collection

 

Anna Sui SS 2014 Makeup Feature: The Anna Sui Spring Summer 2014 Beauty Collection

 

The one thing that sets Anna Sui apart from other luxury brands/designers that incorporates makeup and fashion is that the packaging of the beauty products is coherent with the overall Anna Sui style. As to what this style is, take a look at my favourite pieces from her latest SS 2014 collection:

 

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See the entire collection here.

 

A whimsical fantasy where fairies flit ephemerally amongst us and live in their own immortal Garden of Eden. Yup, that’s exactly what Anna Sui reminds me of, regardless of which collection is being launched.

 

But what about the makeup? I’d say it’s equally as enchanting, and each product seems to have a tale of its own to tell.

 
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20 Best Bucket Bags of the Moment

Hello from Sydney! Today I’m sharing with you some beautiful bucket bags I’ve found online. Some are pretty affordable, some are on sale (grab them if you still can!), some are just plain gorgeous. My favourite of the lot is the Mansur Gavriel one you see below – he makes really soft saffiano leather bags, and I am still deciding between black and pink; and between a backpack and bucket bag. It’s definitely the next bag I’m getting!

 

What do you think?

 


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For more bags, check out what I’ve got in store at The Style Store!

 

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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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