All about SASA’s Fragrance Fair – ‘Scents In The City’

Hello My Dear Readers, Sorry for disappearing for close to a month! Spent the past month trying to recollect myself and pick up the pieces as my husband and myself have lost someone Dear. Someone who meant the world to us and someone whom we wish to protect. nurture and love with all our lives. It is really so painful as we have to see her slipping away from us and eventually saying our last goodbye… Although we do not understand why it happened, i’m sure that God has his plans for us.. Meanwhile, we are looking forward to our joyful anticipation of reunion in Heaven. 🙂

Sad things aside! It’s time for me to start my healing process, move on and carry on with the things i love (One of them has to be blogging!).. Few weeks ago, i was invited by SASA to embark on a  ‘Scent-sational Journey to Discover Perfumes’ whereby a fragrance workshop was conducted at the International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF). 

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Photo from SASA’s FB page

We were divided into 3 different groups and the workshop kick-start with a tour of the perfumery labs. Was amazed to see the ‘behind the scenes’ and how much work were needed to create different type of fragrances needed in our daily life. Scent play an important part of our lives as it will best defines our personality and mood. Don’t you think so? 🙂

Next, we went to three different stations to discover the backstage of the creation of perfume for use in different consumer products. First up, we discovered how different fragrances are used for washing detergents catering to different market in Asia..

First Stop – Fragrances for washing detergents!

All washing detergents must go through the ‘Fragrance Test’ in the wash room to determine whether the fragrance smells alright.

Next, we proceeded to the hair salon where we get to learn about the fragrances used for hair products. Do you know what hair-washing cycle varies among different countries? Likewise for different countries, the type of fragrances used in hair products differ too?

Different hair wash cycles

Different preferences in the fragrances used

Last stop, we entered into the world of body wash products to find out on how the smell from different body products turned out to be after using them.  My favorite has to be Lifebuoy’s and it’s time for me to make a switch… hehe!

The different shower rooms filled with different scents from different products

At the end of the tour, the IFF team gave an introduction about IFF on what they do, how they create different fragrances and what are the key roles in the process of creation. We were given the opportunity to create our own scent at the end of the tour but before that, we had to undergo a ‘Fragrance crash course’. We had IFF fragrance expert Jack conducting blind test of different scents and explaining to us the different scents to get us familiarize with the different scents.. IFF Perfumer Kim also introduced many ingredients and gave us directions for fragrance creation.

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Photo from SASA’s FB page

The picture below was taken during the blind test whereby we have to describe the scent and try to guess what it comprises of.

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Photo from SASA’s FB page

After the crash course, we had the opportunity to concocting our own fragrance by using different perfumery ingredients and drawing inspiration from one another.. After three attempts of trial and errors, we finally created the fragrance we think smells the best. The first one smells really woody which most of us don’t like and the second one smells like air freshener (LOL!). 

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Trial and Error before we got the fragrance right!

After the exciting and interactive fragrance workshop, SaSa announces 2014 Fragrance Fair themed ‘Scents In The City’ featuring 23 participating fragrances which will be available in all SASA stores from 03 October to 14 November 2014.

” A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting” – Christian Dior

First impressions are made when the lingering scent reveals one’s personality as passerby pace though. Which scent will best defines and matches your mood? This eventful campaign desires to foster a relationship with individuals to develop an understanding on how to select the quintessential scent that best represents one’s identity for different occasions.

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Collaborating with major fragrance dealers such as Coty Prestige, Estee Lauder Companies, ITF S.p.A, Kenzo, Luxasia, Marina de Bourbon, Mauboussin, Mercedes-Benz, P&G Prestige and TOUS; the event will sure helps to alleviates your senses of smell and create your own scent identity.

Right now, i will share more with my readers on the 23 different fragrances you can purchase during the 2014 Fragrance Fair themed ‘Scents In The City’ and the promotions available:

1) Trussardi My Name EDP

30ml – $79 (Free Body Lotion 30ml + Bath & Shower Gel 30ml)

50ml – $109 (Free Body Lotion 100ml + Bath & Shower Gel 100ml)

100ml – $149 (Free 30ml of Trussardi My Name EDP)

2) Valentino Valentina EDP

50ml – $144 (Free Body Lotion)

80ml – $185 (Free Tote Bag or Clutch Bag)

3) Zippo Feelzone for Her & Him EDT

40ml: $49

75ml: $69 (Free Body Lotion 100ml (For her) / Free Shower Gel 100ml (For him)

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4) Police Sinner EDT

30ml – $49 (Free Trousse Man)

100ml – $79 (Free 30ml of Police Sinner + Scarf)

5) Prada Candy Florale EDT

30ml – $102

80ml – $176

Free miniature 7ml or Perfume Soap

6) Repetto EDT

30ml – $65

80ml – $135

Free Repetto EDT Roll on 10ml with every $100 purchase

7) TOUS Love Moment EDT

30ml – $59 (Free Tous Vanity Case)

90ml – $99 (Free 30ml of Tous Love Moment)

8) Trussardi A Way For Her / Him EDT

50ml – $89 (Free Shampoo and Shower Gel 100ml)

100ml – $119 (Free 30ml)

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9) Mandarina Duck Oh Bella EDT

50ml – $65 (Free Body Lotion 100ml + Running Kit)

100ml – $79 (Free 30ml + Running Kit)

10) Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream EDT

30ml – $88 (Free Vial)

100ml – $148 (Free 2 Vials + Makeup Pouch)

11) Marina De Bourbon Tendre Reverence EDP Spray

30ml – $69 (Free Mirror with Strass Crown)

100ml – $119 (Free 30ml + Universal Weekend Bag)

12) Mauboussin Lovely A LA Folie EDP

30ml – $69 (Free Miniature)

100ml – $129 (Free 30ml)

13) Mercedes – Benz For Men EDT

40ml – $79 (Free Miniature or Key Ring)

120ml – $129 (Free 25ml + Cap)

14) Dsquared2 He Wood Intense EDT

50ml – $109 (Free Hair and Body Wash 100ml)

100ml – $149 (Free 30ml)

15) Gucci Premiere EDT

30ml – $106

75ml – $181

16) Hugo Boss Ma Vie EDP

30ml – $83

75ml – $151

17) Issey Miyake L’eau D’issey Florale

50ml – $123 (Free Tote Bag)

90ml – $161 (Free Purse Spray 10ml assorted)

18) Kenzo FlowerbyKenzo EDT

30ml – $76

50ml – $106 (Free Miniature)

100ml – $147 (Free Miniature + illuminating face powder)

19) Anna Sui La Nuit De Boheme Gold EDT

30ml – $68 (Free Anna Sui Foundation Premier 8ml + Miniature)

75ml – $119 (Free Anna Sui Foundation Premier 8ml + Miniature + Tote Bag)

20) Armand Basi Wild Forest EDT

50ml – $79 (Free After Shave 150ml + Wooden Pen + Wooden Mouse

90ml – $109 (Free Wooden Pen + Wooden Mouse + Wooden Headphone)

21) Calvin Klein Endless Euphoria EDP

125ml – $151

Free Calvin Klein Bag with every $120 purchase

22) DKNY MYNY EDP

50ml – $99 (Free miniature ESP 7ml)

100ml – $133 (Free miniature EDP 7ml + Pouch)

23) Bluemarine Anna EDP

30ml – $59 (Free 2 miniatures)

100ml – $119 (Free 30ml + Body Lotion 100ml)

Besides enjoying the promotions above, SASA has also extended the following discounts: 

Shoppers enjoy 20% off 23 participating fragrance brands, and 10% off the other brands in stores. 

SASA VIPs or Citibank cardholders can enjoy additional 5% discount on storewide fragrances.

Other than the exclusive premiums from the respective participating fragrance brands, shoppers will receive a $10 Voucher* with nett purchase of $100 worth of fragrances.

*Valid for next storewide purchase of $50. Terms and conditions apply.

Attractive promotions isn’t it? The right time to do some fragrance shopping and i’m not an exception. Will be getting the TOUS Love Moment EDT as i adore the lively & happy scent!

Thank you SASA and IFF for organizing such a fun workshop and my morning was well spent! 

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* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from SASA’s presskit

The Special X’mas Edition : Gift-Giving! :)

Hello everyone, finally FRIDAY is approaching! Have not been sleeping well for the past few days and i’m glad that i can finally rest this coming weekend! Christmas is coming in 2 weeks and i’m already done with my Christmas Shopping. What about you? 🙂 If you have not, fret not! Christmas shopping might be a headache as you might be clueless on what to buy for your friends and love ones. Therefore,  i have complied a list of gift ideas for everyone so that you can draw some inspiration from this entry. 🙂

1a) Gifts for the Make Up / Skincare Fanatics

From the shore of Korea, VDL (Violet Dream Luminous) a professional make-up brand dedicated in helping women stay beautiful while they achieve their dreams offers exquisite Christmas sets filled with cosmetics, skincare, nail care and body care products. This Christmas, show your love and generosity with 7 different VDL Christmas gift sets and a wide selection of personalized Christmas ideas.

VDL is my secret Santa and has sent me one of their X’mas gift set! Thank you!

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Gift Set 1: Violet Dream Love Story – $64 (Worth $75)

Consists of 3 pc Eyes, Cheeks and Lip Set to create a glamorous festive season look. Create your own VDL story as the eye-shadows are named with different romantic locations while the blusher are named with different action and top it off with the desired lip color that adopts men’s name.

Gift Set 2: Touching Me Softly – $30 (Worth $36)

Contains four perfectly scented hand moisturizer / fragrances to give you velvety Smooth hands this holiday season.

Gift Set 3: Kiss Me Tender – $35 (Worth $42)

Add lovely colors and get kissable pouts with VDL’s 2 pc Love Mark Lipstick Set! With an exciting selection of 25 lip colors to choose from, you can customized and choose the right tone for your love ones.

Gift Set 4: Pucker Me Up – $22 (Worth $42)

Christmas entails several nights of partying and prep your lips to keep it soft with VDL’s Lip Passion Gloss. With 6 exciting colors to choose from, the 3 pc gift set will get your lips ready and healthy!

Gift Set 5: Romantic Nails – $20 (Worth $24)

Show off your lovely nail color this Christmas with VDL’s 4 pc Festival Nail Set. Pick and Choose from a selection 65 exciting colors and personalized your own nail gift set.

Gift Set 6: Romantic Glittery Nails – $20 (Worth $24)

Bling up your nails with VDL’s 2 pc Festival Nail (Glitter) Set. Choose from 10 dazzling colors and enchant your love ones with this glittered gift set.

Gift Set 7: Dreamy Beauty Vacations – $25 (Worth $30)

Give your skin the needed pampering with the 5 pc Beauty Trip Mask Sheet Set. Mix and Match 8 Uniquely designed mask sheets that delivers the best benefit for each special skincare needs.

Personally i feel that these gift sets will make good presents for your sister / girlfriends or simply as a gift exchange present! Not only it looks presentable, i have tried some of the products personally and they are really of good quality. 🙂

For limited time only, enjoy 10% off storewide* on Ala Carte Items (*Terms & Conditions apply). Exclusive for Citibank Card members, receive a $5 discount voucher with payment by Citibank card (minimum purchase of $50 nett from 15 November to 31 December).

VDL is available at Suntec City, Jurong Point, Bugis Junction & Bedok Mall (Opening soon).

1b) Gifts for the Make Up / Skincare Fanatics

Kiehl’s has originated in New York during 1851 as a purveyor of fine  quality skin and hair care dedicated to serving the patrons and communities . Keeping this slogan “We are delighted to serve you” in mind, every employees and members launched a legendary tradition of personalized service which treats customers as their neighbours / friends. From generations to generations, this legendary Kiehl’s experience is passed down as the company continues to delight customers with its efficacious formulations. Formulated using unique natural ingredients, and offering a comprehensive range from skincare, body care to hair  care, Kiehl’s remains popular as a gifting choice for loved ones with something for everyone.

This holiday season, Kiehl’s brings holiday cheer to life with big, bright and colorful gift options that capture the joyful X’mas celebratory spirit. Following the success of previous worldwide holiday partnerships with celebrated artists such as Kaws, Jeff Koons and Kenny Scharf, Kiehl’s proudly announces its 5th Annual Limited Edition Holiday Collection in collaboration with NYC-based artist Eric Haze.

Haze’s work is iconic, including custom album artwork and logos for The Beastie Boys, L.L. Cool J and MTV. He has created limited edition sneakers for Nike and New Balance and has an established clothing line of street wear, with a flagship store in Tokyo, Japan. The Kiehl’s x Haze partnership is the designer’s first time working on skincare packaging. Haze’s work – alternating K letters and stars in cheerful BOLD colors on gift sets, shopping bags, and gift boxes so patrons worldwide can enjoy the complete Haze holiday experience from Kiehl’s

This Christmas, one of the not to be missed gift (which you can buy for yourself or your love ones) would be the Limited Edition Kiehl’s x Haze collection*. Under this collection, there’s the Ultra Facial Cream ($48) & Calendula Toner ($58) which features customized packaging designed by Haze!

*The Limited Edition Kiehl’s x Haze collection includes 2 of Kiehl’s icons, Ultra Facial Cream and Calendula Toner (limited edition only available in December). Shoppers can also choose from a wide range of gift wrapping options which has Haze’s festive designs. 

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Eric Haze’s masterpiece on the Ultra Facial Cream & Calendula Toner

In addition to Kiehl’s individual offerings, customers have the option of customizing their own gift sets with the Kiehl’s products of their choices. You can just approach the always friendly Kiehl’s Customers’ Representatives to customize a unique gift in an array of limited edition artwork  gift wrapping options. There will definitely be an ideal gift for your loved ones this holiday season. For 2013 Christmas Gift Options, Kiehl’s offers the following Holiday sets with limited edition gifting packing to suit different ones and budgets 🙂

Gifts Under $50

Gift of Joy (Retail Price: $17 – $19)

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Lip Balm #1, 15ml (Original, Mango, Also available in Limited Edition – Cranberry, Mint and Pear)

Gift of Love (RSP $35, worth $43)

For your significant other / for your brother as they deserved to be pampered this Christmas.; so bless them with this gift of love to help them achieve healthy clean skin.

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Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash, 250ml & Ultimate Man Body Scrub, 40g

Gift of Blessings (RSP $45, worth 79)

All ladies love to smell nice so this Christmas, treat your besties to her favourite scent! Available in Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit, Orange Flower & Lychee, Patchouli & Fresh Rose, Fig Leaf & Sage or Vanilla & Cedarwood.

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Aromatic Blends Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit Aromatic Mist, 30ml, Aromatic Blends Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit Skin Softening Body Lotion, 65ml, Aromatic Blends Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit Liquid Skin Softening Body Cleanser, 65ml

Gifts Under $100

Colleagues play a big part in our work life so this Gift of Thanks (RSP: $52, worth $83) will make  a great gift to show your appreciation.

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Dermatologist Solutions Ultra light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA +++, 30ml,
Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, 5ml, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, 4ml

For the men in your life, bless them with the Gift of Appreciation which contains highly raved Kiehl’s products (RSP $75, worth $94).

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Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash, 250ml, Facial Fuel SPF 15 Sunscreen Energizing Moisturizer Treatment for Men,75ml, Close Shavers Squadron Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream, White Eagle, 15ml, Calendula Toner, 40ml

Gift of Happiness (RSP $76, worth $107) will be good for your relatives & family members! Available in Nashi Blossom & Pink Grapefruit, Vanilla & Cedarwood, Orange Flower & Lychee, Patchouli & Fresh Rose  and Fig Leaf & Sage; this body hair kit will shower them with love from head to toe.

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Aromatic Blends Patchouli & Fresh Rose Skin Softening Body Cleanser, 250ml, Aromatic Blends Patchouli & Fresh Rose Skin Softening Body Lotion, 250ml, Amino Acid Shampoo 65ml, Amino Acid Conditioner 65ml

Gift of Gaiety! (RSP $85, worth $116)

Pamper yourself as you have worked so hard throughout the year with a luxurious body treat! Give your body some love and pampering today.

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Crème De Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish, 200ml, Crème De Corps, 125ml, Amino Acid Shampoo 65ml, Amino Acid Conditioner 65ml

Gifts Above $150

For the frequent travellers, you can get her the Gift of Consideration (RSP $ 128, worth $172) which is a hydration set to keep her feeling fresh and moisturized from dry and harsh cabin air.

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Ultra Facial Cleanser,150ml, Ultra Facial Toner, 250ml, Ultra Facial Cream, 50ml, Powerful Strength Line, Reducing Concentrate, 5ml, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, 4ml, Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA +++, 5ml

 All I am I owe to my mother – Present your mummy with the Gift of Youth (RSP $188, worth $256) and bless her with the elixirs of youth.

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Dermatologist Solutions Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, 50 ml, Super Multi Corrective Cream, 50ml, Ultra Facial Cleanser, 30ml, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, 4ml
Dermatologist Solutions Deep Wrinkle Filler, 5ml, Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense
SPF 50 PA +++,5ml

A true beauty fanatics will never say no to the Gift of Wonder which is made up of comprehensive Kiehl’s classics products (RSP $230, worth $313).

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Dermatologist Solutions Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate, 50ml, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, 30ml, Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA +++, 30ml
Clearly Corrective Cleansing Cream, 30ml, Clearly Corrective Toner, 40ml, Clearly Corrective Deep Moisture White Cream, 7ml, Ultimate Strength 24 hr Hand Salve, 30ml

Guys, if you are looking for the perfect gift for the ladies, you can also consider the newest addition to Aromatic Blends Collection –  Patchouli & Fresh Rose.. The collection includes fragrance, body wash and body lotion which has robust floral scent that captures the creamy, woody scent of Patchouli and the fresh, petal-like aroma of Rose Centifolia.

The Kiehl’s original Aromatic Blends range of fragrances and formula have been a success world-wide since its launch in 2012 as it consists of pure scents from around the world and are designed to take patrons on a wonderful journey to the source of Kiehl’s ingredients. In keeping with Kiehl’s apothecary heritage, the Aromatic Blends products are formulated with inspiring fragrance blends, utilizing sustainable sourcing methods, natural ingredients, and the latest in science and technology.

Aromatic Blends Collection – Patchouli & Fresh Rose (pouch not included)

As Christmas is a season of giving, Kiehl’s has additional treats for ‘Friends of Kiehl’s members with GWP. ‘Friends of Kiehl’s’ members will receive a Limited Edition Holiday Pouch with min purchase of $120.With min purchase of $200, members will receive a Limited Edition Holiday Pouch and Bag.

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Available in 3 colours, black, red and purple. Limited quantities only.

While doing your X’mas shopping at Kiehl’s, do take a break and check out the Designer Store Window filled with colourful window illustrations specially designed by Fanny Gentle for Kiehl’s. Fanny Gentle is a Swedish-born artist and illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. Her first solo show was in New York at the 31 Grand Gallery, and in 2009 she had her second solo exhibit at the Jonas Kleerup Gallery in Stockholm. Among her clients are Barneys New York, Free People, Anthropologie, and NYLON.

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Artwork by Fanny Gentle

Kiehl’s – One of my favorite brand and also many of my friends’ favorite! Therefore, it will be worthwhile to check out Kiehl’s products / Gift sets as they will make awesome gifts whereby one will enjoy using it. 🙂

Kiehl’s Since 1851 is available at:

Robinsons Raffles City t: 6338-3457 | VivoCity #01-11/12 t: 6376-9017 |TANGS Beauty Hall at TANGS Orchard t: 6732-5394 | Tampines Mall #01-29 t: 6785-7610 | Takashimaya S.C., Ngee Ann City, #B1-33 t: 6732-9695 | ION Orchard #B3-54 t: 6509-8941 | Plaza Singapura #01-66 t: 6454-3457 | Parkway Parade #01-19 t: 63461276 | Bugis Junction #01-13 t: 63369022| Great World City #01-16 t: 67353755 | Suntec City #01-321 t: 63369338

2) Gifts with the surprise element 

If you wish to surprise your love ones with X’mas Gifts, you consider ordering the exclusive themed Black Box online and it will be delivered to their doorstep! 🙂

To refresh your memory, Black Box is created in 2012 by Splash Media, a one-stop creative agency specialising in branding, social media campaigns and print. Black Box is the first free unisex lifestyle sampling box in Singapore and the brand want to encourage responsible sampling, introducing products by sending subscribers the latest or tried and tested products by the Black Box Team for sampling! For the first time ever, Black Box has released its first ever Exclusive Black Box – the K-Beauty Secret Black Box & Persian Rose Exclusive Black Box

K-Beauty Secret Black Box is a result of a collaboration with 3 of the hottest Korean Skincare & Makeup brands: VDL cosmetics, Belif & THE FACE SHOP. This exclusive will be a hit among the Korean skincare lovers as it contains all the must-try Korean beauty products.

Black Box in collaboration with Persian Rose, an established UK brand that just reached Singapore, to release the Persian Rose Exclusive Black Box. Rosewater and rose oil have been highly valued for many centuries not just for complex healing properties and this exclusive box will be highly suitable for those with sensitive skin and for people who love rose scent!

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Persian Rose Exclusive Black Box (Left) & K-Beauty Secret Black Box (Right)

First up, the K-Beauty Secret Black Box contains pampering treats from The Face Shop + VDL + Belif and when you first open the box, you will find discount card / Gift with purchase card for your next purchase.

THE FACE SHOP:

1. Real Nature Mask Rice (1 Sheet)

An exfoliating mask that removes dead skin cells and smoothen rough skin. It provides brightening effects to dull skin

2. Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam [30ml]

Organic Yeoju Rice Water and Moringa Oil provides superior brightening, hydrating and detoxifying effects. Its soft, creamy lather cleanse skin gently yet thoroughly, leaving skin soft and supple

3. Flebeaute White Crystal Damond Microderm Exfoliator [5ml]

The flebeaute White Crystal Diamond Microderm Exfoliator contains super fine Diamond Power and Micro Mineral Powder that effectively exfoliates dead skin cell

VDL:

1. VDL Festival Nail x 1 (assorted colors, full-sized)

A handy nail color (available in 65 colors) with a quick dry formula that allows you to have beautiful and well-groomed nails.

2. S-VDL CC Cream [1.5ml x 2 pcs]

VDL CC Cream SPF 25, PA++ is a color control cream with a 3-in-1 formula – primer, foundation & pact all in one. The CC cream is long-lasting as it helps fights off perspiration and oil, generating a lasting and radiant look.

Belif:

1. The True Cream – Aqua Bomb [10ml]

Formulated with Lady’s Mantle, this gel cream supplies instant moisture and is clinically proven to increase skin’s moisture by 18%

2. Bergamot Herbal Extract Toner [20ml]

For normal to combination skin, this toner has a readily absorbent formula with a lightweight feel. its watery gel system is enriched with Bergamot extracts which lock in moisture, leaving the skin supple and refreshed

3. S-First Aid 360 Eye Care Mask [3ml]

This leave on moisture gel eye mask lightens dark circles, reduces puffiness and supplies needed moisture to dry eye rims. Its main herb, Mimosa, also prevents the formation of fine lines by strengthening skin’s resilience around the delicate eye area

4. S-Velvety Coat Hand Cream [3ml]

A hydrating hand cream, formulated with Napiers hand formula, shea butter and Hyaluronic acid which is easily absorbed without stickiness

K-Beauty Secret Exclusive Black Box ($18) is available from 8 November for purchase via this LINK. Do note that there’s only 300 boxes available. This beauty box will sure bring a smile to people who loves Korean skincare / makeup products as many of the products inside the box are highly raved by many.

The highly anticipated Persian Rose Exclusive Black Box contains the Persian Rose Pampering Kit. Persian Rose products contain only the finest rose oil sourced from present day Persia where the roses are handpicked at dawn and distilled with pure mountain stream water. The methods of farming and distillation have not changed in this region for hundreds of years, producing a totally organic and authentic rose oil of unrivaled quality. Not only it is effective & gentle on skin, the romantic and soothing fragrance from the Persian Rose products is simply heavenly.

This exclusive black box contains the Persian Rose Pampering Kit with the following full-sized & sample sized items:

i. Organic Rosewater Mist [100ml] –  ($50 for 100ml, full-sized)

The finest organic rosewater distilled from the petals of organically growth roses from present day Persia. Making it a wonderful facial toner due to the finest ingredients, this toner has also been certified by the Soil Association.

ii. Rose Hand Cream [10ml] –  ($48.50 for 50ml)

Handcream is subtly textured and easily absorbed, enriched with shea butter and exquisitely scented with precious rose oil

iii. Rose Day Cream SPF 15 [10ml] – ($66 for 50ml)

A light and delicately scented day cream with SPF 15 containing rich shea butter, rosehip seed oil and an infusion of rose oil

iv. Rose & Aloe Vera Gel [10ml] – ($40 for 50ml)

This soothing gel is formulated with aloe vera, sweet almond and pure organic rose oil. For use on face and neck, it retains moisture and protect against pollution

Persian Rose Exclusive Black Box ($50) is available from 22 November for purchase via this LINK

Do note that only 300 pcs are available and while stock last. Perisan Rose Products are available exclusively at http://persianrosesg.weebly.com. The products inside this beauty box smells so divine (you can detect the rose scent once you open up the box!). With nourishing and healing essence of roses, get this beauty box if your girlfriends / sister has sensitive skin and will want something to pamper their delicate skin.

3) You can still bless your love ones if you don’t have time to shop 

If you don’t have the time to visit the stores or you wish to avoid crowded places, you can shop at the comfort of your own home (24/7) and get your purchases delivered to your doorstep by visiting ZALORA Singapore, the largest online fashion retailer in Singapore.

With over 500 brands and thousands of products, there’s something for everyone at ZALORA.sg. Be it international cult brands exclusive to ZALORA.sg, your favourite high street label or the hottest local designer, ZALORA.sg redines the online shopping experience at attractive prices.

At ZALORA.sg, every shopping experience will be easy and fun as there’s a great team of local customer service consultants on stand by via FB message, hotline, or email to assist you if you need them. You can also enjoy perks like free shipping and free returns (subjected to terms and conditions) are available!

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Printscreen from Zalora.sg

This Christmas, Zalora is holding a Christmas campaign whereby you can do your Christmas shopping conveniently online. Via the christmas page, you will find a wide selections of products and choices for everyone. I love how Zalora makes shopping even easier with different categories so that you won’t have to strain your eyes browsing through the extensive product selections.

The 6 different Christmas Gift Guides for different ones:

Looking for a gift for your husband / boyfriend, click on this LINK
Looking for a gift for your wife / girlfriend, click on this LINK

Looking for a gift for your buddy / Brother, click on this LINK
Looking for a gift for your BFF / Sister, click on this LINK

Looking for a gift for your Daddy, click on this LINK
Looking for a gift for your Mum, click on this LINK

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Photo from Zalora FB page

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Printscreen from Zalora.sg (Christmas campaign)

If you really cannot think of what to get or afraid that your choice of gift is not what the recipient will like, you can consider getting the Zalora E-Gift Card as her/his Christmas gift! This E-Gift Card will be good during Christmas Gift Exchange as you don’t know who will be the lucky one getting your gift and he/she can use it to get something appropriate for his/her lifestyle.

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To make a bang for the buck, simply sign up for Zalora newsletter and you will be entitled to a S$10 cash voucher as well keeping track on the latest info on Zalora’s deals and promotions.

Also, from now till 31 December 2013, you can stand a change to win over $10k worth of prizes this X’mas. More details over at Santa’s Gift bag page. Good LUCK to my readers!

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Even its just less than one month away from Christmas, it’s never too late for you to do your Christmas shopping over at Zalora!  Be it buying a gift for your annoying little sister, your best buds or your loving parents, there’s bound to be something for everyone. 🙂

Before i go, you can also refer to these posts for more Christmas Gift Ideas – Clinique & Body Shop. Hope that all my X’mas gift idea posts will be beneficial in one way or another… 🙂

Have a blessed week ahead!

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from VDL / Kiehl’s / The Black Box/Zalora’s website & Presskit

Travel around the world with great gifts from Clinique made for every season.

Hello everyone!!!! I’m in a Christmassy mood so i will like to share more on Clinique’s Christmas gift sets (since it is time to start doing Christmas shopping too) ! Clinique’s 2013 Christmas Gift Sets are eye-catching, irresistible and most important value for money! This year’s Christmas theme is built around the year-end HOLIDAY theme so there will be something appropriate for your travel needs suitable for different climate. You can choose to pamper yourself with these travel gift sets or bless your love ones with these skincare, cosmetics and fragrance products!

17 different gift sets – Spread love and blessings today!

Attractive gift packages filled with awesome products.

There’s GWP too (more details at the end of the entry)

Your skin type and skin requirements will change in accordance to the weather, seasons, environment and your health condition.  Therefore, it is important to make sure that the products you will be bringing along for your year-end vacation will suit what your skin  body needs. Clinique understands and this is why they have come out with different sets of products for different weather.

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Gift sets with products suitable for Wet Winter!

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Gift sets with products suitable for Dry Winter!

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Gift sets with products suitable for Wet Summer!

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Gift sets with products suitable for Dry Summer!

For people having a white Holiday, the Savvy Traveler’s Beauty Survival Gift sets suitable for Wet Winter (with Damp & Cold Climate with Heavy Rainfall) will be as follows:

Winter and colder weather will always bring about itchy, dry and tight skin. As such, you might feel uncomfortable due to the dry skin accompanied by tight sensation and in worse case, flaking, cracking and inflamed skin! To banish dry skin, it is important to adopt a suitable skincare regime to keep skin hydrated! Great Skin Home & Away set ($160) consists of products that has non-drying cleansing formulas to keep skin clean, fresh and well moisturized. You skin will thank you for that! 🙂

Products include:

• Liquid Facial Soap Mild (200ml)
• Twice A Day Clarifying Lotion (400ml)
• Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion + (125ml)
• Liquid Facial Soap Mild (30ml)
• Twice A Day Clarifying Lotion (60ml)
• Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion + (30ml)

Great Skin Home & Away Set

You aregoing to have a good time during your trip, so smile at the camera without letting the laugh lines get in your way. Smooth, restore and correct with Clinique’s Repairwear Laser Focus Serum in the Repairwear Laser Focus Value Set which delivers 63% wrinkle-reducing power of a dermatological Laser procedure. The set costs $128 and it includes Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle + Photo Damage Corrector (50ml), Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle eye Cream (5ml), Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (15ml) & Repairwear Uplifting SPF15 Firming Cream (15ml)

Repairwear Laser Focus Value Set

Eyes are the windows to the soul so prep your eyes before photo-taking with Power Lashes set ($45). The 3 products, Lash Power Mascara (6ml), Quickliner for Eyes Intense, Intense Black (14g) & All About Eyes Serum De-puffing Eye Massage (5ml) will make your eyes captivating!

Power Lashes Set

Remember your fingernails as well and don’t let the rain + cold wind to dampen your mood. Add Some Colour and increase  festive mood with long-lasting formulation and sophisticated, glossy nail colours. With the Party Tips Set ($39), the nail lacquer in 3 different hues (Black Honey, Polished Amethyst & Strappy Sandals, 5ml each) will add more colors to your vacation!

Party Tips Set

If the countries you are visiting have Dry Winter (Dry & cold climate), hydration is the Key! Savvy Traveler’s Beauty Survival Gift sets suitable for Dry Winter will be able to help you combat the side effects due to the cold weather!

As weather will be freezing cold, one will tend to take long & hot bath. Taking long hot bath will dry skin even further and break down lipid barriers of your skin. It is important to keep skin hydrated 24/7 to avoid skin dryness and discomfort! Clinique’s More Than Moisture Holiday Set ($75) contains the Clinique’s Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator (50ml) which helps to fortify and repair skin’s moisture barrier to keep moisture in, environmental irritants out! In addition, the set contains the Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (15ml), All About Eyes (7ml) & Long Last Glosswear (2.3ml)  to help you stay well protected and beautiful.

More Than Moisture Holiday Set

A lot of skin issues surface when skin is too dry so the undeniable truth is that hydration is important for all skin types! You can also choose to indulge in the Moisture Favourites set $75 to intensively moisturized skin, restore skin’s health and suppleness with Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (50ml)! The other products in the set – All About Eyes Serum De-puffing Eye Massage (5ml) will pamper your delicate eye areas while the Long Last Glosswear (2.3ml) will give you a nice pout!

Moisture Favourites Set

Different moisturizers plump skin with hydration for a full 24 hours to wash away fine lines, flakiness and tightness. Lotion formula is for drier skins while oil-free Gel is perfect for oiler skins. Clinique’s Dramatically different moisturizing lotion+ has dual improvements with barrier protection and better moisturizing power. An intact and strong skin barrier will prevent moisture from evaporating and hence protects the skin when being subjected to stress!

Be Dramatically Bigger ($89) set contains Clinique’s signature 3 steps routine skincare products: Supersize Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ (200ml), Liquid Facial Soap (15ml) & Twice A Day Clarifying Lotion (15ml).

Be Dramatically Bigger Set

Chapped lips is a big NO NO plus so use a hydrating lip balm to create a moisturizing barrier keep your delicate lips in good condition. Pick A Lip Balm With Shea Butter and Clinique’s Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour balm are just what dry, brittle lips need with its multi-talented ability to relieve chapped lips, impart juicy color, and even tint cheeks in a pinch.

Chubby Kissy Collection ($52) consists of Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in 2 colors (Whopping Watermelon & Super Strawberry, 3g each), Superbalm (5ml)Lash Power Mini Mascara (2ml).

Whole Lotta Candy Collection ($39) consists oChubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in 3 colors (Pudgy Peony, Two Ton Tomato &  Voluptuous Violet, 1.2g each).

Chubby Kissy Collection

Whole Lotta Candy Collection

Savvy Traveler’s Beauty Survival Gift sets suitable for Wet Summer (Humid/Wet & warm climate).

For example, countries like India, Indochina, West Africa, Brazil, Colombia, north coast of Australia, Bali, Maldives.

My kind of year-end summer vacation will be all about the sun, sea, beautiful beaches, water sports and a relaxing lifestyle.. As weather is going to be scorching hot, fight dark spots and protect your skin from harmful UV rays and visibly reducing dark spots with Even Better Clinical set ($143) . A micro-fine film is formed over skin to help block the penetration of external assaults, helping to prevent the appearance of dark spots caused hyper-pigmentation.

Even Better Clinical set comes with Even Better Dark Spot Corrector (50ml), Take the Day off Cleansing Balm, (15ml), Even Better City Block Anti Pollution (7ml), All About Eyes Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage (5ml) & Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (15ml).

Even Better Clinical Set

Perfectly Happy Set- Bask in the sun with Clinique’s light and summer-like Happy perfume (50ml), comes with a roller-ball for a traveler’s ease. The Body Cream (75ml) will also keep your skin smelling nice & happy!

Perfectly Happy Set

Something that ladies cannot live without – Eyeliner! If you are heading to the beach, you will need a trusty water-proof and long-lasting eyeliner so you won’t look like ‘Panda'(with smudged makeup) at the end of the day.. The Award winning Quickliner for Eyes Intense is easy to use, waterproof and it gives highly pigmented lines! The Quickliner for Eyes Intense ($45) set comes in three colors – Plum, Ebony & Ivy, 14g each.

Quickliner for Eyes Intense Set

If you are going on a romantic tropical trip, you can have kissable lips all day with Clinique’s Long Last Gloss Wear. Lip makeup stays with Lips To Go Collection ($39) – contains 5 Long Last Glosswear in 5 colors (Air Kiss, Cabana Crush,  Juicy Apple, Kissyfit, & Mystic, 1ml each)

Lips To Go Collection

Savvy Traveler’s Beauty Survival Gift sets suitable for Humid/Wet & Warm climate

Having a vacation in a country whereby you will spend long hours under the hot sun, protection against harsh UV rays should be your major concern. UV protection against the sun rays should be carried out for our skin, body, lips , hair and eyes…With the Even Better City Block ($95) set, products inside will make you beautiful, cleanses & protects your skin. The star product will be the Even Better City Block Anti-Pollution SPF 40, a high-level sunscreen in a sheer, weightless formula that doubles up as a makeup primer. It protects the skin against sun and environmental damage with broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun block and antioxidants.. Please do not leave home without it.

Even Better City Block setconsists of Even Better City Block Anti-Pollution SPF 40 (30ml), Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm (15ml), Repairwear Laser Focus, Smoothes Restores, Corrects Serum (15ml), Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream (5ml), Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (15ml), Superbalm in Ginger (15ml) & Superbalm in Mango (15ml).

On a side note, i won this set from the lucky draw session! It will definitely comes in handy if we are heading to Maldives for our honeymoon next year! 🙂

Even Better City Block Set

To make sure that you will smell nice during hot and humid weather, why not spray on ‘couple’ perfume / cologne and have ‘similar’ summer scent together during your vacation.

The Happy For Him set($82) with Cologne Spray (100ml) & After Shave Balm (50ml) and Twice As Happy ($54) set with Perfume Spray (30ml) & Body Smoother (75ml) are highly suitable for a summer year-end vacation as the both fragrances have crisp, citrus blend, balanced with the evocative scent of sea air and light wood notes.. Perfect!

Happy For Him $82

Happy For Him Set

Twice As Happy Set

Sun protection does not stop at application of sunblock! After exposing your skin to the sun, it is important to soothe and protect your skin to keep it healthy! For after sun care needs, Clinique recommends the Solar Sun Care Kit ($34). It consists of After Sun Rescue Balm with Aloe (150ml), Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief (15ml) and Moisture Overnight Mask (5ml).

Solar Sun Care Kit

From now till 31st Dec 2013 (while stock last), Clinique will be treating their customers with HAPPY HOLIDAY TREATS during this festive season.

Purchase $120 and above of Clinique products to get a 7-piece gift (As below) FREE!

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GWP ($120 and above)

Clinique Holiday Bonus (GWP, $120 and above)

Purchase $150 and above of Clinique products to get the limited edition Clinique Tote Bag FREE.

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Santa’s Touch of Silver (GWP, $150 and above)

The goodness does not stop here! As Christmas is the season of giving, Clinique wants to make your festive holiday the merriest one ever. In the spirit of buying a gift for your loved ones, you can now win some prices for yourself! More information are available via the Christmas edition mailer which is sent to Clinique members and magazine insertions in CLEO & Singapore Women’s Weekly.

Grand Prize (worth over $3000)
• 1 Year’s Supply of Clinique Products (worth $500)
• 1 x RWS Invites annual membership
• 1 x 2D/1N stay at Beach Villas™ Ocean Suites™, Resorts World Sentosa

Consolation Prizes (worth $150 each)
• 9 x RWS Invites annual memberships

*RWS Invites is the premier loyalty programme from Resorts

Thank you Clinique Singapore for the invitation and for pampering us with your products!

Travel around the world with great gifts from Clinique made for every season. Clinique Christmas Gift sets will be available via the Clinique counters from October 25 Onwards

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(Event) Welcoming the season of giving with The Body Shop School Project!

Ho Ho Ho, Have you been nice or naughty this year? 

It’s appropriately less than 70 days to Christmas and Christmas are often associate with Santa Claus, X’mas decoration, gift giving and spending time with your love ones.. But do you know what’s the true meaning behind Christmas?

In the bible there’s this verse: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him – John 3:16-17 (NIV)

The celebration of Christmas is to commemorate God’s love for us by coming down to the earth as our Savior. Out of gratitude for what he has done, we remember his birth by gift-giving, spending time with love ones, worshipping him and spreading love and blessings to the less fortunate.

This Christmas, The Body Shop Foundation will contribute S$ 400,000 from gift sales to build 5 schools for kids with little access to education. Last week, I was invited to The Body Shop School Project‏ to find out more about the community and how i can be part of this cause.

Event was held @ Skyve Wine Bistro

For over 20 years, The Body Shop (TBS) has been actively supporting education through the Community Fair Trade programme. As part of the programme, TBS has helped communities worldwide by giving their children a better future by lending a helping hand in the investment of school building and provision of teaching materials.

The Body Shop aim for this christmas would be to be more committed to education cause by helping to build five schools around the world in areas where TBS has Community Fair Trade partners. £200,000 (approximately S$395,215) from the sales of TBS Christmas gifts will be dedicated to achieve this goal.

We can play a part to give joy by buying a gift from The Body Shop. For every purchase, you will be helping to give the greatest gift of all to children in communities in Ghana, Honduras, Nepal and Northern and Southern India.

This year’s star Christmas Gift Set – The Gingerbread School House was designed and handmade by the artisans at Get Paper Industries, a traditional  handmade paper products co-operative based in Kathmandu,  Nepal.  This gift embodies TBS Christmas project and is symbolic of how the Community Fair Trade is helping to give children a brighter future.

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The Gingerbread School House ($29.90)

The Body Shop making a difference in Nepal with Get Paper Industries

This Christmas – Help give the joy of education to children living in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Get Paper Industries has been supplying TBS with handmade paper gift bags and boxes since 1989. Through long-term trade with The Body Shop, Get Paper Industries has been providing employment for up to 700 women and also help to provide education for both genders (approximately 60% of girls receive little or no education). The Anita Milan Academy was one of the first schools to be built-in and around the Kathmandu area through the support of Get Paper Industries. With your support this year, they want to build a new high school to educate children between the ages of 16-18 years.

The Body Shop making a difference in Southern India with Teddy Exports

This Christmas – Help build a special needs school for TBS very first Community Fair Trade supplier.

Based in Tamil Nadu, Teddy Exports was TBS very first Community Fair Trade supplier. Since 1987 they have been producing and supplying its wooden massagers, accessories and cosmetics bags.TBS’s Community Fair Trade partnership helps give secure employment (with equal pay and good working conditions) to over 400 skilled workers from 61 villages. There’s no discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, caste, disability or HIV status.

Thanks to the Community Fair Trade partnership, the Teddy Trust school was opened in 1994. The graduates now have the opportunity to follow aspiring careers including medicine and IT. Over 700 pupils attend the school including 50 children with learning disabilities. It’s the only school in Tamil Nadu to integrate children with special needs into mainstream education. This year, TBS will be helping Teddy Exports to build a Special Needs School for children with learning and physical disabilities. This new dedicated school will provide even more marginalized children access to much-needed support and education.

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The Body Shop making a difference in Northen India with Tara Project

This Christmas – Help build a new, flexible education centre for over 150 children of the suppliers of one of TBS’s key accessories suppliers.

Tara Projects are an alternative trade organisation that supports numerous artisanal groups across Northern India. The Body Shop was Tara’s first major international customer to help them to gain experience of working with major overseas customers. Tara Projects supplies TBS Home Fragrance Soapstone Oil Burners since 1996. Tara pays fair wages, on time, and with regular orders provided to the producer groups each organization is able to earn a regular income and avoid exploitation by middlemen. This year, TBS will be helping Tara Projects to build a new learning centre in Agra to support the education of 150 children. The learning centre will offer flexible education for children who, due to their families’ economic circumstances often have to work to support their families.

The Body Shop making a difference in Honduras  with Poligono Foundation

This Christmas – Give children of TBS Community Fair Trade loofah suppliers in Honduras a school at their doorstep

Poligono has a small manufacturing unit in western Honduras located in Santa Rosa de Copan. It was founded in 1993 to provide professional, technical and social training to young people from low-income families. TBS has been trading with Poligono since 1997 to provide the finest quality loofahs and loofah products. By making and exporting Loofah products to The Body Shop, vital employment opportunities have been created.This year, TBS aims to help build a new school for the children of 38 families in San Jose de la Llorona, Jigua, Copan, Honduras. There is currently no primary school in the village, and the children have to walk 5km each day to go to school.

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The Body Shop making a difference in Ghana with Kuapa Kokoo

This Christmas – A new school for the children of the suppliers of TBS’s luxurious cocoa butter.

Since 1996, TBS has been buying cocoa beans from the Kuapa Kokoo Company in southern Ghana, a fair trade cooperative with over 78,000 small-scale farmers, to make gloriously rich cocoa butter found in many products including the Seasonal Special Edition Body Butters.

This year, TBS will be helping to build a new Junior High School, with 3 classroom blocks,in the village of Betenase in the Sefwi Wiawso District of the Western Region of Ghana. Currently the 120 children in the community have to walk a long way to the nearest school. The money made by the cooperative helps provide schools and village wells, in addition to a fair income, helping to build confidence and providing the community with a higher standard of living.

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In Singapore, we are blessed and fortunate as many of us have the access to education so as to acquire knowledge & life skills.

Blessed to be a blessing, a group of beauty / lifestyle bloggers came together to rekindle wonderful memories of school days and also lend a helping hand to Body Shop school project.

A Child Without Education, is like a bird without wings – Tibetan Proverb

Those Were the Days – We played ‘Five Stones’

Hopscotch during recess time

We got to customized our personalized Tote Bag as well

To play a part in giving joy to the children in communities in Ghana, Honduras, Nepal and Northern and Southern India, you can consider buying these Christmas gifts from The Body Shop. For every purchase, you will be contributing towards the ‘The Body Shop School Project‘. In this entry, i will be bringing you through the different product ranges specially made for Christmas in mind.. 🙂

I will start off with the Popular Seasonal Special-Editions Christmas Range first – Zingy Ginger Sparkle, Fruity Cranberry Joy and indulgent Vanilla Bliss ! Discover the goodness of ginger, cranberry and vanilla with Body Shop luxurious, special-edition collections. Something not to be missed, these decadent delights are bursting with natural ingredients, sumptuous textures and the gorgeous gourmand scents of the season.

Here’s Prefect Irene giving us a ‘crash course’ on telling more about the richness of vanilla. benefits of cranberries and goodness of ginger! Personally, i adore the ginger range as the scent just grows on me!

The highly popular seasonal holiday limited edition Cranberry Joy is much loved by many so grab it while stock lasts! The delectable Cranberry Joy collection will sweeten your senses and treat your body with truckloads of sweet indulgence. This luscious line-up of bath, body and home fragrance treats containing cranberry extract and a raft of skin-beneficial Community Fair Trade ingredients has a mouth-watering fruity fragrance.

Some products not be missed are:

Body Polish ($20.90) – Gentle, daily body exfoliator with a beautiful Cranberry Joy scent to achieve baby soft & smooth skin.

Shimmer Lotion ($21.90) – Light & moisturising body lotion gives skin a festive party shimmery sparkle and leaves it subtly scented with the fruity Cranberry Joy fragrance.

Shower Gel ($14.90)- Delicately fragranced, this fruity ittle shower number containing cranberry extract and Community Fair Trade honey, leaves skin cleansed and soft.

Body Polish ($20.90) –  Be polished perfection with the gentle, daily body exfoliator with a beautiful Cranberry Joy scent.

Body Butter ($32.90) –  Discover the joy of the legendary, rich and creamy Body Butter, now with a seasonal Cranberry Joy fragrance. Massage in for a whole day and night of hydration.

Pamper yourself and your love ones this christmas with wonderfully indulgent Vanilla Bliss range. Enriched with vanilla extract and a host of richly decadent Community Fair Trade ingredients, the lavish collection has a delicious gourmand fragrance. Time for some delicious me-time!

For a sensorial & top-to-toe experience, here are some products to indulge in:

Heart-Shaped Soap ($6.90) – The seasonally scented soap will add a touch of festive luxury to any bathroom.

Hand Wash ($14.90) & Hand Lotion ($21.90) – Hands-up if your hands are in need of some seasonal TLC! This matching festive Hand Wash and Lotion leaves skin feeling clean and soft and lightly scented

Body Butter ($32.90)- TBS best-selling Body Butter now has an exquisite Vanilla Bliss scent. Enjoy intense all-over-body moisturisation for up to 24 hours

Body Polish ($20.90)- Be a real smoothie with this daily exfoliator that polish skin to leave it super-soft
and lightly scented with the luscious Vanilla Bliss fragrance.

Indulge yourself, spice up and thrill your body with TBS ginger-infused special edition – Ginger Sparkle. With lavish textures and a warm yet sweet spicy fragrance, these indulgent goodies are a feast for the senses.

Body Polish ($20.90) – For velvety soft and smooth skin, this Gentle body exfoliator filled up with the zingy Ginger Sparkle scent and contains Community Fair Trade honey from Ethiopia will help you achieve it

Shower Gel ($14.90)- Bring some zing to shower time with this fabulously fragranced, soap-free cleansing gel containing ginger root extract and Community Fair Trade honey.

Hand Lotion ($21.90) & Hand Wash ($14.90)- Give hands a holiday treat as both products will work hand in hand to ensures skin feels clean and super-soft and smooth.

Body Butter ($32.90)-  TBS iconic Body Butter is available with a festive Ginger Sparkle fragrance this christmas. Containing ginger root extract and Community Fair Trade shea butter from Ghana, it melts straight into skin, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and hydrated.

Shimmer Lotion ($21.90)- Sparkle this party season! This light, moisturising body lotion contains Community Fair Trade shea butter and gives skin a subtle veil of gorgeous shimmer. Beautiful!

Ginger Sparkle

Pamper your hands and body with ginger goodness!

During the event, we were also introduced to The Body Shop 2013 Winter Trend Special Edition Collection to help achieve the new winter trend look.

Honored to have renowned makeup artist, Peter Khor to share more about achieving the smokey festive party look by using products from the Winter Trend Special Edition Collection. For ladies with Light to Medium Skin Tones, it is recommended to make use of beautiful blend of warm, smoky brown eye hues teamed with a contrasting coral or crimson lip. For ladies with Medium to Dark Skin Tones, a fierce fusion of cool, smoky plum eye shades matched with a fresh pink or mauve pout will be suitable for you.

Introducing The Body Shop 2013 Winter Trend Special Edition Collection (From Clockwise direction)

4-Step Smoky Eye Palette in Smoky Brown / Icy Plum ($39.90)- This special edition eyeshadow palette contains step-by-step instructions and 2 brushes which makes usage easy to achieve timeless chic smoky eye with its fine, pigmented and velvety powder!

The Sparkler ($39.90) – This innovative special edition product will make shimmer application fuss free! Simply just press to spritz hair and body with a fine dusting of sparkles (in Gold or Boudoir Pink) infused with the delicate scent of japanese cherry blossom and illuminates skin with an enchanting shimmer.

Shimmer Bauble ($34.90) – A new SPECIAL EDITION product containing glimmering gold and light pink beads, it will give cheeks, temples and décolletage an entrancing radiant glow. Swirl, sweep and shimmer for a final flourish to your party look.

Slanted Kabuki Brush ($32.90)- The perfect partner for shimmer bauble, this clever kabuki brush has super-soft, synthetic hairs to give fine and even dusting of powder. The slanted design also allows you contour with ease.

New Colour Crush Lipstick ($22.90) available in 4 tones – New Sweet Coral, Scarlet Red Siren, New Peachy Pink and The Right Mauves. This all-new lip stick is enriched with moisturising CFT Marula oil for a creamy high impact colour. With 4 shades to choose from, you can give your lips a touch of frosty look, a deep berry kiss, a fresh flash of sparkling peach or old hollywood glamour.

All-In-One BB Cream ($32.90)- Available in 3 shades (00 or 01 02 or 03), the make-up and skincare in one BB cream will keep skin hydrated while it creates an even undetectable finish with its colour adapting function.

Besides make-up gifts and the Seasonal Special-Editions Christmas Ranges, you can choose from more Body shop extensive range of Christmas sets which consists of fragrances, skincare & bodycare products.

Here are some of the gift sets available for different ones and needs!

(Left) Mango Lip & Softening Gift Set – Butter up with mini pampering treats in the exotic scent of mango

(Right) Satsuma Shower & Moisture Set- Mini bathtime treats with favourite nutty flavours in a cute cracker

Shower time fun with luxurious toiletries (available in the nutty scent of shea or honey goodness! Buzzz!

The classic white musk products / gift sets! Do you know that White Musk is the first fragrance ever to pioneer the use of synthetic musk in replacement to real musk which is extracted from the civet deer using cruel and painful methods?

Moringa Shower, Scrub & Soften Luxury Gift- An indulgent bath and body gift with the delicate scent of moringa flower in a festive ribboned box.

All about Olives! Excellent remedy for very dry skin as it will turn skin silky smooth while protecting skin!

Excellent choices of gift sets for the ladies! Not only it looks good, it smells really divine as well!

Indulge your skin with The Body Shop Famous Body Butter! Make a difference in Ghana with Kuapa Kokoo with every purchase!

Chocolate & Nut Mini Body Butter Trio– A trio of Mini Body Butters in much-loved nutty flavours in a cute cracker.

Manicure and Moisture Duo –  Nurtures nails as well as hands..

Escape to Japan with cherry blossom. This romantic, captivating blend of floral and hinoki wood accords was inspired by a spring day in Kyoto.

Body Butter Lollipop – With fruity, floral and nutty flavours, this fun gift is the perfect way to discover TBS iconic Body Butter.

Fruity Lip Balm- Get lippy with this collection of five juicy, moisturising lip balms. In a fun lollipop box, it’s a great stocking filler.

Bathtime accessories! Who can resist washing with the Reindeer and Gingerbread Man Sponge?

With the lovely and pretty ladies @ the event – Jacelyn, Nadia, Charlene & Michelle! Christmas came early for us as The Body Shop has pampered us with a generous amount of goodies! Thank you Body Shop for organizing such a meaningful event!

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Whether you are preparing something special for your family members and friends or looking for a novelty treat to pamper yourself, there’s a gift at The Body Shop to suit every body. Best of all, by buying any of the christmas selection, you are showing your support to the Christmas Project and helping children around the world to gain better access to an education for a brighter, happier future.

Hope you have enjoyed reading this entry! 🙂

The Body Shop stores are located Islandwide in Singapore and you can click on this LINK to locate a store near you.

* Disclaimer: Products Description & information are extracted from The Body Shop’s website / Presskit

(Announcement) Latest updates on Vanity Trove + Get your Personalized Trove!

Hello Everyone! It’s me again! Just a short update so that you can get to enjoy some extra perks so continue to read my post.. :p

Last week, Vanity Trove has a pre-launch event but it’s a pity that I have to give it a miss due to work commitments… Despite of this, the nice VT team has kept me in the loop on the latest updates and I will like to share it with all of you!

All along, this beauty box subscription service will send its subscribers monthly themed beauty boxes which consist of specially & randomly picked surprise mix of beauty goodies (Ranging from haircare, makeup, bodycare, skincare and fragrances etc). At $25 per month, you can embark on a beauty discovery journey and receive surprise beauty treats right at your doorsteps! July’s Trove *will be the last ‘random pre-packed’ box so the next trove that you will be getting will be a personalized one!

*Will share more on the July’s Trove soon 🙂

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The Vanity Trove Boxes from April to July 2013 (Based a different theme every month!)

Over at Vanity Trove’s (VT) side, they are working hard as well to bring consumers the very best…  Lately, VT has achieved over 600 beauty brand partnerships and over 10,000 new activities on vanitytrove.com in the past week (and growing). VT is also actively gearing up for expansion plans in the regions to set up the 7th country by the end of 2013.

Another good news for all current and future subscribers! If you are getting products that are not suitable for your skin via the themed Troves, i’m glad to inform that Vanity Trove has implemented a smart system whereby you can personalize your beauty discovery and hence receive a customized Vanity Trove.

In the nutshell, the system allows you to set up your beauty profile and preferences. It is important to fill up your profile completely and also your ‘brand likes’, ‘product likes’ and ‘wish list products’. The system will then generate a list of recommended samples selections based on your own personal unique product needs..

From the  wide array of beauty samples selection generated, you will be able to pick and choose your beauty samples (Up to 6 items) to go into your PERSONALISED trove.. You will then receive your personalized beauty selections within a week.

Ready to start this exciting journey of self-picked trove goodness? To ensure your beauty discovery is a smooth-sailing one, let me bring you through these simple steps below!

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Head on to: http://bit.ly/10AKDzc and create your own account. Upon signing in, you will be prompted to fill up your Beauty Profile by answering a few simple questions.

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Next, browse through the extensive products database and start to add products to Wishlist and do ‘like’ it as well (Both products and the Brand)! This step will help to unlock more samples and you will then be able to pick these samples when they are released!

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If you love what you received, bless others by reviewing the products. Simply just add it to the beauty table and leave a review.

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After completion of your Beauty Profile from the link above, you can now start to customize your trove and add it to cart.. 🙂

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Delivery will be made within 7 working days and now you get to enjoy credits upon signing up for memberships (refer to different plans below).. But that’s not all, readers who subscribe within the next week by clicking this Link will be entitled to a surprise treat in their first trove! Hurry!! 😀

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As i have yet to place order for my personal trove, here’s an example of the new trove (with a face-lift as well!)

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Picture from Vanity Trove FB page

Do remember to be part of Vanity Trove’s new phase of beauty discovery whereby you will be plugged into the latest happenings of people you follow on Vanity Trove. Read up on their latest reviews, brand likes and product likes, products they wish for. Be sure to also follow people of your interest to know what is up with their beauty regime!

See you there! 🙂