Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for the Clueless Boyfriend/Husband

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re one of those loving boyfriends, I’m sure you’re wrecking your brains out trying to find something for your special someone. A male reader recently requested for gift guides for you guys so today I’m featuring some of my picks from the Shopbop sales rack.

 

Shopbop is an online store that sells items from high end brands like Kate Spade, alice + olivia, Theory, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Prada and so on (you can see the entire list of designers here). I’ve personally bought stuff from them and received my items in pristine condition, packed in boxes with special care taken to ensure that my products don’t get damaged in the middle of shipping. They offer free express international shipping for purchases over $100 – a target that’s easy to hit when you shop there.

 

For today’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, I’ve picked out items that are priced below S$400 so that you don’t have to pay taxes or GST when the items are shipped into Singapore. Because their shipping service is so fast, items generally arrive within the week. That means if you buy something now, you’ll be all prepared for Valentine’s Day when it comes. Now isn’t that a big relief!

{You can also click on the products in the picture below.}

 

 

  1. Kate Spade New York Secret Garden Stud Earrings
  2. Rebecca Minkoff  Love Clutch
  3. Books with Style Diane von Furstenberg and the Tale of the Empress’s New Clothes
  4. C. Wonder Buffalo Check Mini Appetizer Plate Set
  5. YARNZ Solid Scarf
  6. Jonathan Adler All Occasion Card Set
  7. Kate Spade New York iPhone 5 / 5s Case & Charger Combo
  8. Rebecca Minkoff Paris Phone Bag
  9. Kate Spade New York Squared Away Hinged Bracelet
  10. House of Harlow 1960 Pyramid Station Necklace
  11. Kate Spade New York Evening Belles Feather Mini Bag

 
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Chanel SS15 Haute Couture Collection

Oh my, Karl Lagerfeld has done it again. I totally love the feel of this year’s Haute Couture runway show! The amount of space, white light, cute floral braids and loads of tweed! My favourite pieces from the show come out at these minute marks: 2:59, 6:00 and 13:40! Watch the full Chanel SS15 Haute Couture video below and enjoy!

 




 

So tell me, what did you think of the show, and what are your favourite pieces?

 

Stay classy,

Roxanne

alice + olivia X Starbucks Collaboration

 


alice+olivia X Starbucks Ion Singapore

 

alice+olivia X Starbucks Ion Singapore

 

alice+olivia X Starbucks Ion Singapore

 

alice+olivia X Starbucks Ion Singapore

 

Oh my goodness! I can’t get enough of the alice + olivia Stacey girl! All of you need to take your eyes off whatever you’re doing and read about this new exclusive collaboration between alice + olivia and Starbucks®!

 
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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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Playing Stripes in Cafe Berlin

 


Headline Seoul #HLSDSGN

 

Headline Seoul #HLSDSGN

 

Headline Seoul #HLSDSGN

 

Headline Seoul #HLSDSGN

 

Headline Seoul #HLSDSGN

 

Striped Dress: Headline Seoul

Scarf: Pimkie (similar HERE)

White Coat: Bebe (similar HERE)

Leggings: Forever 21 (similar HERE)

Boots: New Look (similar HERE)

Earrings: Mimco

Photographer: Rosie Hayes

 
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Guest Post: 8 Ways to Dress Like a Parisian

{Parisian style is one of the most coveted in the world. If you think that it’s hard to dress up with a French flair, fret not! The fashionable peeps behind the successful brand ZALORA Singapore have come up with 8 simple rules to follow when dressing up to be equally chic. Read ahead to find out more.}

 

Ways to Dress Like a Parisian

 

Ever wondered why those French girls always look so effortlessly chic and put together? Ever found yourself staring at the photos of Parisian It girls like Marion Cotillard and Clémence Poésy, trying to steal their style?

 

Parisian ladies don’t seem to dress outlandishly, and they never look tacky. Black is the dominant colour of their wardrobe and they steer clear of short, skimpy dresses. They go pretty much everywhere in flats – and they look unfailingly classy in their perfectly tailored clothes. That’s pretty much Parisian dressing in a nutshell.

 

Read on for more secrets of those stylish mademoiselles:

 

1. Remember: Simplicity is Key

While each neighborhood in France boasts its own unique style, there are a few sartorial rules that all French women follow. One such rule is to keep it simple and make it seem like you didn’t spend more than five minutes getting ready in the morning.

Focus on interesting shapes and textures for your clothes, preferably in muted colours. Avoid over-embellishing and hemlines that are too short – basically anything that can seem tacky. For Parisian women, it is all about the timeless and tailored look – snug pants, little black dresses, tailored blazers, cashmere sweaters, and the classic trench coat. A pair of nicely fitting pants and blouse like Miranda Kerr’s are comfortable, stylish, and functional enough for daily activities. Streamline the rest of your look with a sleek ponytail, a structured handbag and flats.

 

2. Go Back to Black


Ways to Dress Like a Parisian

Black might seem like a boring colour to wear, but French women practically live in them. Along with gray and sometimes white, black is a staple go-to colour in a Parisian woman’s wardrobe. Instead of experimenting with colour, they go for bold textures, shapes and silhouettes that can transition easily from day to nightwear. Case in point: Marion Cotillard’s unique black A-line dress that features a scoop neckline and cape style collar. And as a bonus, her cool suede indigo ankle boots!

 
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Tutorial: The Sultry Snake Braid

 

Sultry Snake Braid Tutorial

It’s really not that hard to do!

 

You’ve read about my recent hair experiment, where I went ombre for the first time. Now, learn how you can create something interesting on your own – the sultry snake braid.

 

“Looking for a braided hairstyle that stands out from the crowd, but isn’t a killer to recreate? I’ve got just the braid for you,” explains Latest-Hairstyles.com guest contributor Jennie Kay. “If you can do a basic three-strand braid, you can master this chic braid in no time. Here’s how!”

 
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Tutorial: Purple and Gold Eye Makeup Featuring the Shupette Palette

 

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I’m sure you must have heard of Shupette by now, especially if you’re a beauty addict like me! While I don’t really see how a white, fluffy feline is associated with eyeshadow palettes, I definitely like the Shupette Has-It-All Eye & Lip Palette! If you’re tired of all the neutral palettes circulating around and are looking for something more interesting to bring with you on travels, I think the Shupette one could inject some fun into your life!

 

This was a gift from Mr. Ratatouille (he knows me well) during Christmas, and the moment I got it, I knew I had to make a tutorial on how you can use it! There are 8 eyeshadow shades arranged in 2 sets of quads, 6 lip colours, 2 applicators and a big mirror that spans the underside of the entire lid. And here’s how you can use it to create a purple and gold eye makeup look:

 

Purple and Gold Eye Makeup

Highlight the brow bone and add some base colour to the eyes (Steps 1-3).


 

Before you do anything to your eyes, always have foundation and concealor on first. Then, follow the steps below.

 

1. Highlight the brow bone with the light gold shimmer shade.

 

2. Dust the grey-purple shade on your entire upper lid under the brow bone. This creates a slight depth and shows off the hollows of your eye socket.

 

3. Next, apply the brinjal shade on your entire upper lid until around the crease. You can go a little further higher than that, but no more than the grey-purple shade in the previous step.

 
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Review: Le Jean Hair & Beauty Salon

 

Le Jean Hair & Beauty Salon Review

A salon where you’ll feel right at home.


 

How are my gorgeous kitties doing today? I’m quite excited to be sharing with you my experience at Le Jean Hair & Beauty Salon, where I got my first ombre hair style done!

 

I booked an appointment via Vanitee.com, which is an online portal of local businesses that cater to hair and beauty needs. Just scrolling through the listed businesses, all of which whose legitimacy had been personally ensured by the team at Vanitee.com, I picked Le Jean Hair & Beauty Salon because frankly speaking, I got tired of my hair yet again. So I decided on a date and time that was convenient for me and in a couple of days, I made my way to the salon at Far East Plaza, Singapore.

 

Once I got there, I presented my confirmation SMS to the very welcoming lady at the counter and saw that they had already recorded my appointment down in their log book. They were prepared for my arrival! I got ushered to my seat and met two guys, Marcus and Sham, who were the ones who did my hair for the next 6 hours. After a brief discussion with Marcus on what I wanted and what they were able to do for me based on my hair condition and past hair jobs, they got to work!

 

The first thing they did was to retouch my roots. As I’ve got a sensitive scalp, they applied a scalp protector first.

 

Le Jean Hair & Beauty Salon Review

Getting that scalp protector on! Sham’s on your left, Marcus is on your right.

 
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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas

 


Headline Seoul #HLSDSGN

 

Headline Seoul #HLSDSGN

 

Headline Seoul #HLSDSGN

 

Foil Sleeved Top: Headline Seoul

Star Printed Skirt: Headline Seoul

Leggings: Forever 21 (similar HERE)

Boots: New Look (similar HERE)

Photographer: Rosie Hayes

 
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