STAR 360 Flagship Store opens at Suntec City!

It is impossible that you would have never heard of STAR 360.

STAR 360 is a multi-label lifestyle concept store that curates cutting-edge international street brands. Today, STAR 360 continues to expand their retail presence with the recent opening of its flagship store at Suntec City, #01-376/377 (West Wing).

With a space of 2,730 sqf, the new store is the sixth store and by far the largest space, featuring a brand new interior concept. The new space stocks both adults and kids’ sneakers, as well as apparels and accessories from international street brands such as adidas, NIKE, and PUMA (definitely crowd favourites!).

In addition, STAR 360 carries a wide range of Japanese labels such as Onitsuka Tiger and ASICS Tiger. However, the pride of the store is having two premium Japanese labels – Patrick and Spingle that retail exclusively at STAR 360.


I specially picked out 2 pairs of shoes!

The Puma Basket Heart Hyper Sneaker below, retails at $169.

Below, I’m wearing the SPM-385 ($269) that I got from Spingle! Love that it’s leather so I don’t need to fear when I walk in the rain.


STAR360 Flagship Store Location: Suntec City, #01-376/377 (West Wing, near Convention Center)


Instagram: @star360global

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ASTALIFT Workshop + Products Review


Did you know that ASTALIFT is Fujifilm’s beauty line?? That’s probably why they are so particular about making you look beautiful and picture-perfect!

I’ve always heard great things about ASTALIFT’s products and how the brand is powered by technology and research but I never had the chance to try out their products. Thanks to Sample Store, I managed to attend ASTALIFT’s workshop last week at Wisma Atria.

During the 1 hour session, the consultant shared with us a whole bunch of interesting information about ASTALIFT’s innovative products and how they can help us achieve great skin. We also got to try some of their amazing products!


Some of the key products that we looked at include:


In-Focus Cellactive Serum ($222)

Other than the pretty packaging, the In-Focus Cellactive Serum contains Ion Sensing Technology which allows immediate penetration as it glides on the skin.

Through Stem Cell Rejuvenation, the product delays ageing and restores the youthful look of your skin. You’d be able to combat the presence of wrinkles and the loss of elasticity while at the same time improve your skin tone to look radiant. Say hello to soft, supple skin!

How does this work?? Well, your stem cells will be protected from the stresses of the environment as the serum contains Nano-Astaxanthin CP+. Nano-Cellactive also works to activate your stem cells to get them to work.

This serum also smells wonderful, with a scent mix of Bergamot, Rose, Jasmine & Sandalwood.

Jelly Aquarysta ($148.00)

The Jelly Aquarysta was really fun to use! A unique moisturizer that comes in the form of a jelly, it spreads out smoothly on the skin in a watery texture and penetrates into the skin. Containing “human-type nano acyl ceramide”, the moisturizing ingredient in the product is stably dispersed at the world’s smallest 20nm-level, ensuring a moisturizing function that moisturizes every corner of your skin!

Apply this immediately after washing your face.

As the product is a nano-cosmetic, please do not rub in the product! Just gently spread it over your face and press in the product. Rubbing will actually destroy ALL the moisturizing properties of this special jelly.

The jelly surface inside the container will repair itself in 1-2 minutes after use and returns automatically to its flat and smooth form.

Scented with the sweet and noble damask rose.


Night Charge Cream (**NEW, $118)

This new product stimulates Melatonin(sleep hormone) during sleep to encourage collagen regeneration with addition of Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, making it ideal for overnight use as a sleeping mask for weekly pampering treats for tired skin or as a regular intensive night care for face and neck.

Indulge your skin in the duo action of super anti-oxidants Nano Astaxanthin and Nano Lycopene as they work to provide optimal protection of cells against oxidative stresses from UV and free radicals. There’s also increased anti-oxidant power by 3.7X with the addition of Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extract!

The cream contains 3 types of functional collagen work synergistically to strengthen skin’s protective function, replenish collagen loss and promote new collagen growth.

Finally, intensive skin restoration of radiance, suppleness and firmness during sleep through its specially formulated mask texture is delivered but without the dreadful mess of drippy face masks.

Use this together with the eye cream that I’m about to introduce below!

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Renewal Eye Cream ($108)

Before I leave the house, I always ensure that I apply sunscreen. But did you know that the chemicals in sunscreen are not suitable for application around the eye area?

It’s also very rare to find eye cream that contains SPF, which totally explains why my eye area is always so much darker than the rest of my skin!

ASTALIFT’s eye cream contains Astaxanthin to offer UV protection without the awful sunscreem chemicals! Acting as a luxurious eye moisturizer, the cream also provides nightly care for the eye area to combat wrinkles, dark circles and eye bags without any greasy after-feel.

  • Duo action of super anti-oxidants Nano Astaxanthin and Nano Lycopene provide optimal protection of cells against oxidative stresses from UV and free radicals
  • Increased anti-oxidant power by 3.7X with the addition of Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Extractt
  • 3 types of functional collagen work synergistically to strengthen skin’s protective function, replenish collagen loss and promote new collagen growth
  • Stimulates Melatonin (sleep hormone) to encourage collagen regeneration with addition of Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract
  • Lamellar Cover Veil feature enhanced with jojoba oil, dill and nasturtium extracts strengthens its anti-wrinkle efficacy and moisture-locking capabilities but without the tacky feel.

ASTALIFT White Collagen Drink ($60 for 10 bottles)


Seriously the most delicious collagen drink I’ve ever tasted!

This Collagen drinks gives you a natural protection against harmful UV rays! Containing 10,000 mg of Collagen, this drink has the perfect balance of taste and benefits to your skin.

Although most collagen drinks boast of the concentration of collagen that it contains, look out also for the purity of the collagen! Pure collagen would ensure better taste, smell and absorption.


Perfect UV Clear Solution – Demo

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As you can see, the results are amazing!

The left side of the face (that was covered by the product) is totally protected from the UV rays!

Was really impressed that the solution provides the maximum sun protection of SPF 50+ PA++++ and protects your skin from both UV B (that causes dark skin) and UV A (that causes ageing)

The cream can also be applied over makeup and gives you a natural looking glow.


Are you not already blown away?

To learn more about ASTALIFT, visit


Flagship Stores

ASTALIFT @ Wisma Atria

435 Orchard Road,
Wisma Atria, #03-30, Singapore 238877
Telephone Number
(+65) 6238-6386
Opening Hours
10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily


JEM #01-20,
50 Jurong Gateway Road, Singapore 608549
Telephone Number

(+65) 6734-8860
Opening Hours
10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily


23 Serangoon Central,
Nex, #01-70, Singapore 556083
Telephone Number

(+65) 6481-3937
Opening Hours
10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily


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Grand opening of Orient Palace, SG’s 1st and largest dining, wellness & entertainment hub!

I was honoured to be a part of the grand opening of Orient Palace, Singapore’s First and Largest Dining, Wellness and Entertainment Hub; spanning a total of 26,000 Square Feet! Gracing the event was veteran Taiwanese host Jacky Wu (吴宗宪) and celebrities Li Nanxing (李南星), Constance Song (宋怡霏) and Candy Chen (陈斯亚)​.

The place is huge, featuring 2 floors; the 1st floor is a restaurant section called Orient Palace while the 2nd floor houses Spa Nes, where you can relax and throw all your worries away!At Orient Palace, you can:

  • Eat, play, relax and be entertained under one roof
  • Dine on Nanyang Cuisine prepared by top chefs and Cantonese cuisine by Chief Culinary Consultant Chef Fei
  • Enjoy live entertainment provided by celebrities and artists all over the world, as well as talented budding artists
  • Chill out in the Biggest spa in town that offers transit lounge services

The restaurant serves Nanyang-style and Cantonese dishes.

Open till 3am daily, the restaurant section of Orient Palace (also named Orient Palace) has a 200-seater main dining area as well as five VIP rooms, each equipped with a karaoke system for a more intimate dining experience.

Orient Palace’s kitchen is helmed by Chief Culinary Consultant Chef Fei, winner of China’s Celebrity Chef five-star medal and nominated for Annual Best 50 Master Chefs. His specialty lies in Cantonese Cuisine, so expect exquisite handmade Cantonese dim sum, such as Swan Dumpling with Roast Chicken Meat (3 pcs for S$18.80), Chilled Mango Duckling Pudding (3 pcs for S$9.80), 22K Gold Galaxy Snow Skin Dumpling with Blueberry Puree (3 pcs for S$12.80) and Baked Homemade Mini Cheese Tart (3 pcs for S$10.80). These delectable dim sum offerings are only available during lunch 12pm to 2.30pm.

The mango pudding was my personal favourite!

Indulge in a guilt-free beauty dessert for glowing skin, with the Chilled Bird’s Nest with Fresh Avocado & Crystal Sugar (S$68). Treat yourself to a nourishing tonic, the Stewed Fish Maw with Dried Scallops & Bak Choy (S$88), available during lunch 12.00 pm to 2.30pm and dinner 5.30pm to 2.30am.

Orient Palace doles out Nanyang-style cuisine and Cantonese mainstays handcrafted with meticulously selected ingredients. Here, guests can tuck into signature dishes such as Traditional Charcoal Roasted Crispy Suckling Pig (Whole: S$258; Half: S$138; Quarter: S$68) with wonderfully crackling skin; and the invigorating Premium Dragon Rib Bak Kut Teh (from $16.80 onwards)— the meat, infused with the herbal note of the soup, slides off the bone! Get a delicious taste of Singapore, with the Old Punggol Black & White Pepper Crab (S$8.80/100gm). This classic dish from Old Punggol is fragrant with Sarawak’s specialty grounded white and black pepper, signature spices, and is full of wok hei aroma.The suckling pig is roasted at the restaurant itself!!


If you’re dining in from 9pm to 3am, indulge in live band performances and a star-studded line up with popular bands and singers performing on stage just for you!

Moving on to Level 2, Spa Nes is a sanctuary that focuses on wellness for the body and mind. One stop destination for wellness services that offers Southeast Asian healing therapies, luxurious spa facials and polishes, body massages and even barber services. In addition, it is one of the first spas in Singapore to offer TCM consultations by certified TCM practitioners.

Here is where you can enjoy an invigorating Spa Nes Signature Massage (otherwise fondly referred to as the Singapura Massage)— the masseuses will use a special concoction of orchid essential oils with unique techniques inspired by Swedish, Thai and Chinese acupressure massage styles. The national flower of Singapore, orchid is chosen for its healing powers, as its sweet aroma can help reduce fatigue and stress. It is also full of antioxidants, and thus can improve the skin tone and skin immunity.

This room features multiple tatamis that are perfect for group bookings.

There are more than 10 private as well as VIP rooms available in Spa Nes. Spacious and cosy, the rooms, such as Vitality Nes, can also be used to host corporate workshops or even bachelorette parties where the bride and bridesmaids can pamper themselves from head to toe.

Get the Spa Pass* (S$68 for 3 hours; S$38 for 1 hour) to enjoy Spa Nes’s numerous facilities, including

  • Free WiFi
  • Shower facilities
  • Cryo pool
  • Thermal pool, spa pool
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • F&B refreshments from local delights to wellness cuisines

* From now till 28 February 2018, the spa is open till 3am daily. From 1 March 2018 onwards, it will be open 24 hours.

Address: Annex @ Furama, Level 1 & 2, 407 Havelock Road Singapore 169634
Orient Palace Hotline: 6931 8888 | Spa Nes Hotline: 6732 9888
Orient Palace Operating Hours: 11:30am – 3pm; 5:30pm – 3am
Spa Nes Operating Hours: 11am – 3am
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Sample Store’s first ever beauty show!

Had such a blast at Sample Store’s first ever Beauty Show! Held at Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, a beautiful stage was set up not only to feature the amazing products by Beauty Keeper, but also to allow Candy Tiong from @a2imakeup to perform makeup demos on the Grand Finalists of SING!China Season 2 Singapore Selections!

Introducing the Grand Finalists of SING!China Season 2 Singapore Selections.
Congrats to those who’d be flying to China and representing Singapore, all the best!

Spot the host of the afternoon!
​It was none other than the funny and lovable Hossan Leong who breezed us through the afternoon of beauty demonstrations and lucky draw.

Here, Candy is trying the Destino Soap on a SingChina finalist.
Throughout the afternoon, Candy gave us many useful tips regarding skincare and makeup!

Now, lets look at some of the products that were introduced at the Beauty Show.

Products showcased at the show

Destino Advanced Repairing Face Soap
This wonder soap is rich in antioxidant molecules that fights free radical attacks, activates cells and even repairs and restores any skin damages caused by the environment.
The skin is tighter and lifted after use, preventing aging and wrinkles.
Designed for sensitive skin, with hypo-allergenic formula.Simply lather soap between hands with water.
Massage face and neck for 30 secs.
Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

The highlight product from this brand would definitely be the Super Perfect Remover Pen 2.0.
The pen is super lightweight and convenient to carry around, easily removing unwanted eye and lip makeup.
Mild and non-irritating on the skin.
Serlando Rosy Pink Moisture Dew 
Unique product that adds a tinge of pink glow
and moisturizes your lips, private parts as well as areola!​
Maskingdom’s Taiwan Aboriginal Series-B Facial Masks
Combining care with authentic local culture, these Soapberry and Bird’s Nest Fern facial masks
are abundant in vitamin C, making your skin lighter.
It has amazing moisturizing effects as well, making your skin look translucent.Suitable for normal, dry and sensitive skin.

All-Belle Lashes
Userism D.D Cream SPF50 Dynamic All-Daily Defense
With physical sunscreen, oil control properties,
moisturizes your skin and holds your makeup for ultra long!

So honoured to have taken a picture with the power team.

If you’re interested to find out more about the interesting and effective products by Beauty Keeper, head over to their website at ​!

apparel sponsor- pleatation

Thank you once again to Pleatation for dressing me up for the event!

Visit their store at Raffles City, #03-33 to check out their wide range of pleated dresses and matching accessories.

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