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Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals & Steals

 

Black Friday 2014 Image Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals & Steals

 

It’s THE time of the year – Black Friday! I know things can get pretty scary in stores out there and it’s not super fun to brave the cold for some discounts, so I’ve gathered up the major stores (and some of your favourites) so you can shop their Black Friday deals this weekend in the comfort of your own home! Keyboard warriors, brace yourselves for some major damage!

 

(For any brand that does not have a code, no code is needed to get the discount.)

 

FASHION

 

Adidas 

// Black Friday 20% off select product

DATE: 12.28

CODE: BLACKFRIDAY

// Cyber Monday Save up to $40 site-wide + free shipping

DATE: 11.30-12.01

CODE:  CYBER valid: 11/30

 

ASOS (US) 

// Black Friday 30% off

DATE: 11.27 (8pm EST) – 11.30 (8pm EST)

CODE: TGIBF

// Cyber Monday  30% off

DATE: 11.30 (8pm EST) – 12.02 (3am EST)

CODE: ILOVEMONDAYS

 

ASOS (UK) 

// 20% off

DATE: 11.28 (8pm GMT) – 12.02 (8am GMT)

CODE: CYBERWKND20

 

BB Dakota

// Black Friday 30% off full-price styles

DATE: 11.27-11.29

CODE: THANKS30

// Cyber Monday 30% off any purchase + free shipping

DATE: 11.30-12.01

CODE: CYBER30

 

Bloomingales 

// Black Friday 50% off on a selection sitewide

DATE: 11.25-11.29

// Cyber Monday 25% off a selection of regular and sale price items

DATE: 11.30-12.01

 

Bluefly // up to 80% off

DATE: 11.28

 

Calvin Klein 

// Black Friday  50% off sitewide

DATE: 11.28

 

Charlotte Russe 

//  up to 60% off + free shipping

DATE: 11.27-11.29

// Cyber Monday  30% off sitewide

DATE: 11.30-12.01

 

Chicwish 

// Tiered promotion: 30% off $50, 35% off $100, 40% off $150

DATE: 11.28-12.01

CODE: SPEND50, SPEND100, SPEND150

 

Club Monaco 

// Black Friday 30% off cashmere styles

DATE: 11.28

 

Collective Habit 

// 40% off sitewide

DATE: 11.28-11.30

 

DVF 

// 40% off  select styles

DATE: 11.25-12.01

// Black Friday 15% off sitewide

DATE: 11.28

CODE: FRIDAY15

// Cyber Monday 15% off sitewide

DATE: 12.01

CODE: CYBER15

 

Forever 21 

// Black Friday deals under $5, $10, $20

DATE: 11.27-11.30

// Extra 30% off clearance

DATE: 11.27-11.30

// Cyber Monday 20% off $60+

DATE: 12.01

CODE: CYBER 20

//  30% off $120+

DATE: 12.01

CODE: CYBER30
 
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The Crabtree & Evelyn 2014 Holiday Collection (My Picks)

 

Crabtree 2014 Holiday Mood Shot The Crabtree & Evelyn 2014 Holiday Collection (My Picks)

 

The holiday season is the perfect time to travel, especially since nobody’s really going to be at work anymore. But if you, like me, are going to be spending December at home, there’s no better time and place to indulge in the festive mood. This year, the Crabtree and Evelyn 2014 Holiday Collection is heavily inspired by the wanderlust bug that lives in us all. Take note, for you too, can travel to London right in your own home.

 
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Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Aren’t you excited that it’s already November? I know I’ve been going on about how Christmas is coming but you see, Christmas is my favourite time of the year! My family doesn’t really celebrate it but it’s nice to not hear depressing stories on the news for once. And carols! Carols everywhere. Choirs of angels. People dressed as Santa, snowmen or elves, giving presents to little kids. Malls decked with decorations. And shops turn festive with deals.

 

If you’re in the midst of getting stockings filled, here are my current picks for gifting this season, mainly sourced out from the gifting sections of Nordstrom and Shopbop. And we’re only getting started!

 


 Holiday Gift Guide 2014

 

Clockwise from top left:

  1. Diptyque Feu de Bois Candle & Holder
  2. Burberry “Gold” Complete Eye Palette (Limited Edition)
  3. C. Wonder Ikat Polka Dot Tea for One – Gold/Silver/White
  4. Perpetual Shade Velvet Eye Mask
  5. Kate Spade Bella Bookshelf 17 Month Agenda
  6. S’Well Sparkling Champagne Water Bottle
  7. Gift Boutique Wishbone Ring Holder
  8. Books with Style Art & Sole by Jane Gershon Weitzman
  9. NB Handbags Tassel Key Ring
  10. Trish McEvoy Power of Makeup Planner Collection Timeless Beauty (Limited Edition)
  11. Rifle Paper Co Garance Doré Collection Friends Social Stationery
  12. C. Wonder Bling Trinket Tray
  13. C. Wonder Chevron Decanter
  14. Kate Spade “Secret Garden” Mixed Stone Stud Earrings

 

Laced Ivory Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Review & Tutorial: The Laneige Sparkling Party 2014 Holiday Collection

 

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Now take me away.

 

Hello mid-November! The more each day passes by, the more it’s time to sparkle. The year-end season is always my favourite time of the year because things start mellowing and everything just becomes more relaxed. This is how the entire year should be like!

 

I got my hands on this collection a day after my company’s disco themed dinner and dance (what a waste, I know) and immediately fell in love. It’s seriously got everything you need in it to sparkle and yet it’s not over the top. Before I dive into the review and let you in on how best to use this, might I just add this little message: Get it while you can!

 

The Laneige Sparkling Party 2014 Holiday Collection is a cute little box of 2 Water Drop lip tints, 2 glitter nail lacquers and a glitter eyeshadow duo.

 

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The Laneige Sparkling Party box. It closes gently with a magnetic clasp.

 

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When opened, it reveals the goodies inside, plus a tutorial on how you can achieve a day and night look. I love the rose gold foil!

 

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The Glam Sparkling Look, which is what I call the night look. Get the collection to discover the other look you can create.

 

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A closer look at the nail lacquers and eyeshadow duo. So festive!

 
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The Urban Decay 2014 Holiday Collection – LOADS of Palettes!

 

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I can’t wait to share this piece of news with you all, especially if you’re a die-hard Urban Decay fan, like I am! The Urban Decay 2014 Holiday Collection is bound to make you go crazy and set hearts a flutter. If you’re looking for gifts for beauty addicts, you’d really do well at Sephora this time.

 

First up, there’s the Shadow Box, which has got a total of 12 beautiful shades – 9 best selling ones and 3 brand new ones! It needs no new introduction from me, as beauty vlogger Nicole Guerriero already did a great job of that in her video review of the palette. But hey, the violet floral design on the cover is just gorgeous!

 

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I love palettes!

 

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The Urban Decay Shadow Box, S$52.

 



 
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Shopbop 25% OFF Sitewide Sale

 


 Shopbop 25% OFF Sitewide Sale

 

It’s finally here, the Shopbop 25% Off Sitewide Sale (use code: FAMILY25)! I know many of you wait for ages for this sale to launch every once in a while, so take this time to breathe, make a cup of hot cocoa and plonk yourself down in front of your computer to do some serious shopping. Here are just some of my picks from browsing last night (you can also click directly on the individual items above), and I hope you’ll find something in the store that you like!

 

Clockwise from top:

  1. Anne Bing New York Sunglasses
  2. Holst + Lee Sky High Necklace
  3. Melissa Harmonic Flower Flip Flops (now already out of stock, but here’s a similar one – the Melissa Harmonic Bow Flip Flops)
  4. Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Crossbody Bag (on my current wishlist!)
  5. Ben Amun Crystal Imitation Crystal Drop Earrings
  6. Club Monaco Liora Crew Neck Sweater

 

*Brand exclusions: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Acne Studios, Alexander Wang, Aurelie Bidermann, Canada Goose, Cedric Charlier, Gareth Pugh, Giambattista Valli, Herve Leger, Hunter, J. Mendel, Jamie Wolf, Jason Wu, Jay Ahr, Katie May, Maison Martin Margiela, Michele Watches, Monique Lhuillier, Nina Ricci, Rag & Bone, Rodarte, Salvatore Ferragamo, Stella McCartney Apparel, Stuart Weitzman, Suno, Thakoon, Tory Burch York Totes, Versace, Victoria Victoria Beckham, Vika Gazinskaya, Wes Gordon and What Goes Around Comes Around Vintage.

 

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Laced Ivory Shopbop 25% OFF Sitewide Sale

Maku Store Singapore X Laced Ivory: A Collaboration

 

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Audrey Hepburn once said, “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’” On the more literary side, Shakespeare himself expressed, “We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

 

Today I’m very happy to let you all in on another piece of good news: I’m collaborating with Maku Store Singapore for the next few months (at least) as one of their preferred bloggers in Singapore! I never thought the day would come, when I would be able to partner up with fashion brands for Laced Ivory, and I’m just so thankful that all these have happened!

 

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Cami Top: ASOS

Pencil Skirt: ASOS

Sandals: New Look

Bag: Maku Store Singapore

Ring: Lovisa

Photographer: Mr. Ratatouille

 
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Review & Swatch: The Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Lacquer

 

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Makeup is like goodies to me. Whenever I receive something brand new, it manages to fill my life with some sort of magical fairy dust and rainbow unicorns. That’s why when the mailman delivered the new Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Lacquer, I couldn’t wait to give it a try! The shade I received was Opal, a shimmery shade that I’d been trying to find for quite some time!

 

Opal is a sheer, sparkling white, where the shimmer bits are both blue and purple. I remember how when I was young, I’d mix some silver paint into a small transparent bottle of water and watch how the shimmer glimmered in the light every time I shook the bottle. I couldn’t stop staring at it – the same with Opal.

 

I decided to use this shade as a finish for a dark base, OPI’s Eiffel for this Colour. The final effect is gorgeous!

 

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It looks purple from some angles.

 

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The shimmer also looks midnight blue from some angles.

 
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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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