Most of you girls are probably familiar with their brand of facial mask. Take a look at the brand.. yes, i am talking about my beauty diary. Guess not many of you have seen this yet as it is currently not available in Singapore. This cleanser was from their Tea Collection and available for a limited period only. A friend got it for me online thru sasa.com
this aloe cleanser contains amino acid
packing looks like a little tube of ice-cream... it has a nice fruity scent
a little spatula is included for easy scooping and hygiene.
product comes in a thick paste-like texture
A little information on amino acid:
- Collagen, known to keep the skin supple, consist of various amino acid
- amino acid has moisture holding capacity
- amino acid-based products are on mild on skin and body as it exert their cleansing power under pH conditions as close to the natural pH of the skin, therefore suitable for people with sensitive skin.
Other available variant: Strawberry Yogurt Amino Acid Cleanser
Comments: Great for gals who does not want a rich lather. Skin feels refreshed after a wash without any dryness or tight feeling. A good basic cleanser.
I always like to try out new pore care products. St Clare’s MP3 is something that my taiwanese girlfriend, Chloe who recommended me during my last visit to Taipei. Apparently, this is a popular brand as it has been voted as a top products by a fashion guide website in Taiwan.
St Clare's MP3 comes in a 3-step pack
Step 1 : Deep Sebum Softener – to help soften the dirt and blackheads and T-zone for easy removal
Step 2 : Sebum Purifying Mask – for removal dirt and blackheads
Step 3: Pore treatment Essence – for closing up pores after pore cleansing
for those who are familiar with Taiwanese Artiste, Lai Ya Yan is the spokes person.
me having the mask on my nose and chin....
Comments : Just like the usual pore cleansing mask, this mask drys up to form a tight paper-like layer on the surface of the skin. Rips off quite a fair bit of the dirt and blackheads. Like it that the product comes with a pre and post pore care treatment. Very convenient. The post treatment essence also helps to soothe the skin as the T-zone may feel a little dry after the mask. A good try for gals who would like an alternative to the usual Japanese brands available here.
The story behind “Fresh” started in 1991, where 2 founders of the brand (Lev Glazman n Alina Roytberg). Their passion and vision made them the first company to make products using natural ingredients like sugar, milk, soy and rice in the modern day treatment.
Fresh carries a full line of lifestyle products from skincare, bodycare, makeup, haircare, frgrance and home products. In asia, fresh products can be found in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Sugar – for healing
soy – benefits on skin
citron de vigne – sweet smelling grapes… champagne and pinot nior. For their fragrance and bodyline.
These are the few items that i have tried…
soy facial wash... one of the items that made them famous
this is one of their best seller... rose mask.
there are bits of rose petals in the mask... the smell ? nice, of course!
their range of shower gel... the scent is so refreshing.
their newly launched lip treatment.... with rose scent and with Spf 15
Like the idea and innovation of using ingredients that we are so familar with to make into things we can use. Good quality products and very nice scent. My favourite is the Rose mask. It is so mild that it can be used everyday yet provides good hydration to my thirsty skin. Their price point: similar to L’occitane.
I always have my iphone by my side even when i am at home. I am not obsessed with my phone but just want to be sure that I didnt miss any precious or cute moments with my little Mie-chan. These are some pictures of her i have captured this morning.
Mie sitting on the latch of my bath tub.
her favourite morning location..... while waiting for me to wash up
she looked so serious but so cute right ?
guess there are no fair mummies when they are commenting on their own furkids.. lol
Guess many are not familiar with this restaurant as shop was opened on 01 dec 2011 at Ion Orchard. Other than the signboard that reads Yakiniku, you can only see a very long corridor that leads to the end of the walkway.
a long corridor leading to the restaurant.... makes you feel curious what to expect at the end.
the impressive looking chandeliers within the restaurant
the interior deco eludes a cosy and nice ambience
i have a nice night view of the orchard belt from where i was seated
simple table setting
a big variety of beef choices
menu explaining the different parts of the beef
look at this! the beef marbling... looks so yummy
our starter, a seared beef salad. the food presentation was so pretty
we ordered some seafood as well... very fresh but serving was so small
check out the meat .... sizzling on the hot grill
black pork has a very sweet taste to it... no porky smell at all
grilled pork served with butterheads... yummy!
enjoying the meal
the grilled prawns...
thinly cut beef....
we ended the meaty meal with a salmon salad
Geraldine n I enjoyed the dinner thoroughly
Magosaburou restaurants in Japan are mainly found in Kyushu, Kumamoto area (also famous for their ramen). Their concept : contemporary upscale dining, offering high quality yakiniku beef at reasonable price. Marinades and dipping sauces are all home made to enhance the taste of their beef.
Beef farmers in Japan work with very few restaurants so as to ensure that they provide the best quality beef. Magosaburou was able to serve good beef and reasonable price as the company is able to buy a whole cow. By purchasing a whole cow, they are able to determine price based on the average price for all cuts of beef, which lowers the prices of even the high quality cut. According to the restaurant manager, shipment to Singapore is twice a month. The restaurant serves a special grade of beef called ” kuruhana wagyu”. According to Restaurant Manager, beef served here is equivalent to Japanese beef grade A5 (best grade).
This is the first time for the company to start restaurant out of japan. They have newly opened 3 overseas market : singapore, hong kong and shanghai.
Price ranges from $100 – $150 per pax.
address : Ion orchard #04-11A & #05-01. Tel 66341411
lunch hour : 11.30-3.00pm
my comments : No doubt the prices are higher than the usual Yakiniku Stores, I will still come back. The meat (both the pork and beef) are of very high quality. To me, it was definitely worth every dollar paid as it was more a food experience. Good Food, Good Service!
After my banane bag, this is another one of those fun bags that i have found. Have you heard of this bag? Leghila bags are made of neoprene. If you not very familiar with fabrics, neoprene it is used in a wide variety of applications, such as laptop sleeves, orthopedic braces and mostly commonly on wetsuits.
So whats so big deal about it? a few reasons :
- its comes in 68 bi-colors (great for the fashion conscious)
- no more dirty looking bags cos these beauties are washable
- no more aching shoulders as they are very light weight
- 8 styles to choose from (should be able find one style that suits you)
- they are made in italy.
- many fashion magazines call Leghila a ‘must-have’ fashion accessory and the bags were being featured in magazines such as Marie Clare, Elle, Vogue, Glamour and Her World.
vogue magazine write-up
The collections available in singapore are :
the birkin-shaped inspired bag.... B-bag
another shape.... G-Bag
this version is the biz-bag
in the shop at doorstepluxury
b-bag in small size
my girlfriend bought the purple/red B-bag in Large
got my b-bag in cherry red and black (large). a washable laundry bag is also included
b-bag has a very roomy interior
For those interested to find out more about this bag, online store (www.doorstepluxury.com) carries both the B-bag and the G-bag. Sizes for the b-bag are small (31x22hx12cm) or large (40x30hx18cm). while G-bag comes in one size (40x30hx9cm).
Price range : B-Bag (small @ S$340, large @S$385), G-Bag (S$350)
Thanks to chrystal, I got an invitation to the Girls’ night out at Samantha Thavasa last night at their Ion boutique.
For those who are not familiar with the brand, Samantha Thavasa (ST) handbags, was founded in 1994 by Mr Kazu Terada (CEO & President), based in Tokyo Japan. It has since taken Japan by storm with all their pretty handbags designs, endorsed by many international celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Maria Sharapova, just to name a few. As of April 2008, there are 236 free standing stores in Japan.
Samantha Thavasa carrys quite a few lines under their collection. Different lines are create to suit the wants and needs of the modern, fashionable girls and women of today. ST in Singapore carries the following collections:
a) Deluxe (simple and luxurious): For the ladies who enjoys the finer things in life. This collection consists of bags made of leather. Designs are also suitable for use from the office.
b) Samantha Aimee Collection (key collection for their handbags) : For girls/ladies who prefers casual styles or those who likes statement pieces. This collection always come with ribbons and charms. Collabrations with different characters (eg hello kitty, disney) make the collection very fashionable and fun.
c) Linea J (collection made in Japan) : Handbags are produced in Japan. For gals who like things japanese made, this is the collection to look out for.
d) ST Petite Choice : for the collection wallets and small leather goods.
e) ST Kingz : men’s line, suitable for unisex as well.
reception at the entrance
finger food was served.. for savoury
door gift for the night is a box of ST chocolate
new arrivals.... the new mini size aimee.... arent they cute?
another new edition.... love the pooh, piglet and honey charm!
the new poster gals are Japanese Models from popular magazines (Vivi)
with a wide variety of colors to choose from
cute n pretty bag charms
xmas promotion within the store
aimee collection in cute checks and stripes
one of my favourite from aimee collection.... the denim
charms with "pooh" print
ST tweed bag....... what do u think?
quite a good turn up at the event.. many ladies were busy checking out the new collection
something 'bling bling' for the year end season
This is the collectible series from the Hello Kitty collabration. The floral prints are so..... cute!
Collection from the ST kingz series... for men or unisex
part collection of the Linea J (made in japan)
for those who likes casual style
look at the accessories!!!
ST wallets.... many varieties available
no.1 selling wallet for this season
wallets in one of the 'must-have' prints... leopard
renowned stylist, Lionel Lee was invited to give a simple but useful tips for different ways on how to mix & match your clothes and bags
for feminine and flirty style
for the fierce and fabulous
for the festive fun
pic with the models
with lionel....he shared with me quite a few fashion tips
Got to know ST during my 1st visit to Japan in 1999. Fell in love with their bags since then. Its amazing that ST continues to create such nice bags in the last 10-12 yrs. This brand offers a good mid-price pricing. Remember to check out the store the next time you are in Orchard.
Suited Technology Pte Ltd, a local technology company, develops an experience-sharing platform that rewards players with real products for check-ins.
A local social game App, TuxSeeDo, was officially launched at Singapore Flyer from 2pm to 6pm on 12 November 2011.
128 Singaporeans participated in the game to visit 20 activity locations all around the Marina Bay on that Saturday afternoon despite the rain. Most of them took home gifts from discount coupons, movie vouchers, pens and notepads to Singapore Flyer Flight Tickets. One of them, Powerpiggy, went home a proud and very happy owner of a brand new iPad 2 3G.
The event was probably the largest App launch in physical distance and size spanning a 5 km trail with 20 activity locations around the Marina Bay Area, including Singapore Flyer, Helix Bridge, ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay City Gallery, Merlion Park, Esplanade, and Marina Square.
Players and visitors to the Singapore Flyer were treated to street magic performance by renowned local magician, Danny Koh. Participants also had the opportunity to try their hands at flying a “real” Boeing 747 at Flight Experience during this event. There was also a Fun Photo Booth photo memento for all who wanted pictures taken with Danny, and model cum bloggers such as Holly Jean, Mable Soe and Danielle Luque.
The 4-hour style App launch was sponsored by the Singapore Flyer and organised in partnership with URA placement for Marina Bay Singapore and 13 different brand partners located around the Marina Bay area to create a fun and rewarding way to experience the Marina Bay.
Look out for more exciting prizes that TuxSeeDo will be giving away in Dec. New gift and vouchers has just been added. Like their facebook page on http://facebook.tuxseedo.com for a fun and rewarding way to experience Singapore.
Have fun this weekend!
tuxseedo group pic
four beauties at the event
posters for the event... look at the exciting gifts
simple instructions on how to use the application
you can locate the tuxseedo posters outside participating Restaurant
highlight of the day..... announcing the winner for ipad 2