Nime Luxury Shop

NiMe Shop: Where a Lifestyle of Luxury Begins

It’s always been the case for many of us, that every time one of us wants a new “It” bag or a pair of shoes, we’d wait till someone left for a vacation to bring us back tax-free items. However, there’s an alternative known as NiMe, where we can get what we’d like at a lower price and with less hassle (because come on, how many of us really like our friends to say, “Can you get this bag for me?” instead of “Have a great trip!” as we look forward to exploring foreign lands?).

 

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Just some Chanel classics on display in the boutique.

 

NiMe (pronounced “nee-mee”) Shop has been around for two to three years now and has been giving us girls the dream bags or accessories we’ve always wanted to own. They are a parallel importer from the United States and Europe and they stock many, many brands of luxury goods. I dropped by their boutique (address will be revealed at the end of this feature) and got the chance to visit their warehouse! It’s truly a pity I couldn’t take any pictures of what goes on behind the scenes, but believe me when I tell you it’s heaven. Some of the brands I came across included Coach, Celine, Hermès, Chanel, Gucci, Dior and Burberry.

 

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Something from Prada for you, ma’am?

 

Every single item at NiMe Shop is hand-picked, guaranteed authentic and brand new. Their quality is assured before they are shipped back to Singapore. New stocks arrive once or twice a week, so you’ll never run out of options! While their boutique is a permanent store which you can visit when you like, I highly recommend attending their sale events, which are held about once or twice a month at hotel ballrooms, the expo or at convention halls (which are currently undergoing renovations). This is because the sale events are where the bulk of their products are, and so the chances of you finding what you are looking for is much higher as well.

 

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Manicure by Plush Nails

A Mermaid’s Dream by Plush Nails

“Under the sea, under the sea! Darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter, take it from me!” – Sebastian the crab.

 

If mermaids had parties, this manicure is what they would look like. Dreamy, soft and pastel, yet glittery under the dispersed light there ever can be. But before I get ahead of myself, let me take you back to where it all started – Plush Nails.

 

I was invited to Plush Nails to try out their Journey Hand Spa Manicure treatment one fine afternoon. The salon is easy to find, seeing that it’s located in a large mall (313 @ Somerset). Looking up the store directory led me to the fourth floor, where Plush Nails was situated right beside the up-riding escalator.

 

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Plush Nails, found!

 

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View of the interior from the entrance.

 

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Star Lash curler

Brand Feature: Star Lash

Founded in 2008, Star Lash is Singapore’s very own local brand of synthetic lashes! Not only that, the brand also has other types of eye makeup, including eyeliners, lash glue and even eye makeup remover. I attended the Star Lash “Complete the Lash” workshop last week and got my hands on some of their products. Here are some of them; check it out!

 

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Star Lash’s Princess 19 lashes.

 

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Star Lash’s bottom lashes, DB 34.

 

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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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OPI Disney Oz The Great and Powerful

Haul & Swatch: OPI’s Skyfall and Disney Oz

Just 10 minutes is all I need to buy myself some OPI polishes even when I don’t really need them. I came away this weekend with a brand new set of OPI’s Disney Oz The Great and Powerful and a bottle of The World is Not Enough from the Skyfall Collection. Here are some close-ups of the polishes and a swatch of What Wizardry is This? and The World is Not Enough:

 

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The World is Not Enough, from the OPI Skyfall Collection.

 

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What Wizardry is This? from the OPI Disney Oz The Great and Powerful set.

 

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Marina Bay Sands

Staycation: Marina Bay Sands Singapore

A couple of weekends ago, I got the chance for another staycation. This time, I headed to Marina Bay Sands Singapore because of all the good things I’d heard about the infinity pool at the top of the building (I got burnt but my face was saved by my foundation). We booked a deluxe room with a view of the city and were not disappointed. Upon check-in, the receptionist gave us a room on the 42nd floor!

 

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At first sight.

 

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Super comfy bed. I wish I had the same at home!

 

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FOTD: Sexy Taylor

FOTD: Sexy Taylor

 

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Jiyeon in “Sexy Love” and Taylor Momsen being her normal self.

 

Yes! I finally had some time to create an FOTD entry! Actually, this look had been in my mind since December last year but I had been too busy to do it. It’s inspired from Jiyeon’s makeup in T-ara’s Sexy Love music video and Taylor Momsen’s smokey eye-that’s-never-coming-off. I’d specially bought Make Up For Ever’s Glitter and Mist & Fix for this but silly me had misplaced the Mist & Fix so I had to find an alternative – water – for the glitter adhesive. Here are a few more shots of the look, including a close-up of the eye makeup, and the list of products I used:

 

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Black and gold smokey eye with nude lips.

 

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Black and gold smokey eyes with nude lips.

 

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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 (giveaways@lacedivory.com) 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!

 
 

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Top 100 Beauty Blogs

Top 100 Beauty Blogs

Hope everyone’s enjoying your weekend. It’s Sunday today, so it’s time to unwind before frenzy breaks out in the coming week. Grab a cup of tea (or coffee), a slice of lemon meringue and read. Here is a list of the top 100 beauty blogs you should feast your eyes on, courtesy of the people over at Coupon Audit.

 

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Let the writing – and reading – begin!

 

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Image credits: Girl Inspired and Lydia Anne Thomson.

The May 2013 Vanity Trove

The May 2013 Vanity Trove – Floral Notes

The May 2013 Vanity Trove focuses on skincare, just like it normally does. The star product this month is the Lunamer Brightener from Astalift. However, as I haven’t been able to find the full list of ingredients in that product, I’d say that the product that’s safest for me to use (on the face) from this trove is the GO60 Go Hydrate Treatment Masque. And the most exciting part about the trove? My write-up is featured in the Vanity Mag!

 

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A preview of June’s trove.

 

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A lot on florals in the magazine this time.

 

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Emotions that we can see.

 

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I shan’t reveal everything. Get the May 2013 Vanity Trove to read it!

 

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Everything in the May 2013 Vanity Trove, minus the Bach Rescue Pastilles.

 

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Kosé’s Infinity Deep Protection UV SPF 50+ PA++++ and Astalift’s Lunamer Brightener.

 

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Nuxe Paris’s Fondant Cleansing Gel with Rose Petals.

 

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Aqua Rine’s Japanese Aroma Bath Sea Salt in Rose and Peach.

 

The entire list of contents:

1) Kosé‘s Infinity Deep Protection UV SPF 50+ PA++++ (10g)

2) Astalift‘s Lunamer Brightener (20ml)

3) Nuxe Paris’s Fondant Cleansing Gel with Rose Petals (15ml)

4) Packets of Aqua Rine‘s Japanese Aroma Bath Sea Salt in Rose and Peach

5) GO60‘s Go Hydrate Treatment Masque

6) Sebamed‘s Feminine Intimate Wash (20ml)

7) A pack of Bach‘s Rescue Pastilles

 

The products in this trove are generally OK but seeing that successive troves in recent months hadn’t been able to surprise me much, I’m not sure how I feel about upcoming ones. I want makeup in my monthly subscription boxes but I’m not getting them. The Bach Rescue Pastilles aren’t featured in this entry because I ate them even before I could take pictures. I kinda needed them for my throat. I’m not sure I’ll try most of the products in here because I can’t find any ingredient lists. As my skin is sensitive to alcohol – and also sensitive in general – I’ll stick to the safe side and not touch them just in case.

 

 

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* This product has been sent to me for my review. Like all my other reviews, everything stated here is objective and honest.

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