Sephora Spring Press Day

So another half a year has passed since Sephora Fall Press Day which I had the pleasure of attending last year. Thank you for having me again, Jasmine and Sephora team!

This year, expect to see many new Korean and US brands appearing in Sephora! I myself have grown to love some of these new brands which I got to meet during the event.

Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Color

Some of my favourites from this season would be Nudestix Magnetic Matte Lip Color in Capri. Its a bright coral red and glides on smoothly. Nudestix packaging never fails to amaze me every time. It comes with a sharpener in a tight metal casing.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Cream and Bye Bye Pores Primer

The widely popular Bye Bye Under Eye Cream and Bye Bye Pores Primer from IT Cosmetics are my new faves too! The Bye Bye Eye Cream really gives instant results! I am amazed with how insignificant my eye bags are after. In addition, the Primer is also oil free and even after the entire day, my face is oil free and as smooth as when i first applied it.

ThisWorks range

Stress Check Face Mask

My first time chancing upon this range, I immediately fell in love with the packaging and the purpose of the range.

It is a daily and emergency treatment mask to rescue and protect stressed out skin. Suitable for even damaged and sensitive skin.

Stress Check Breathe In

Refresh and calm your senses with this aroma-therapeutic roller ball an upgraded formulation of the deep sleep stress less.

Becca First Light Priming  Filter 

A wake up call for the skin, First Light Filter Face Primer brightens lackluster and dull skin and instantly refreshes the complexion. It’s perfect for flaunting a fresh canvas for all-day makeup wear. \ First Light Filter Face Primer is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates and is suitable for all skin types and tones. It looks violet but applies sheer.

Tarte Tarteist Pro To Go Amazonian Clay Palette

A portable, tarteist™ PRO palette with six exclusive, metallic and matte shades that are enriched with Amazonian clay.

Feel like a makeup artist wherever you go with this high-performance PRO palette. It includes four new, long-wearing matte and metallic eyeshadows that are infused with Amazonian clay for smooth blending and flake-resistant wear, and two iridescent shades with a micro-shimmer, duo-chrome formula. Each shadow is loaded with deeply concentrated mineral pigments with a smart-blend technology to leave you with the same even, intense payoff as the original tarteist™ PRO palette.

Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow Highlight & Contour Palette

This highlight and contour palette helps you glow like a pro using healthy ingredients. Each carefully-selected shade has a rich, cool undertone to mimic real shadow and light reflection for the most natural look. Each of the four intense highlighting powders delivers a buildable, micro-shimmer strobing effect, and the two universal, matte contouring shades add balanced dimension in cream and powder formulas that can be worn alone or layered. Powered by nutrient-rich Amazonian clay, each shade balances your skin for the best payoff possible with no harsh lines and a long-wearing finish.

June Jacobs Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque & June Jacobs Mandarin Moisture Masque

Both maques are housed in a resealable package perfect for travel size. This masque can be used several times! I love how moisturised my skin feels after applying.

Cover FX Custom Blot Drops Oil Control

This product supposedly should control oil and can be used as a primer. The best thing about Cover FX products is that it acts as an add on, you can add this product to any other products you own – foundation, moisturiser, serum etc. However the problem I faced was my foundation slide all over the face throughout the day and it it doesn’t really make much difference by the end of the day. Actually I personally would rather just use blotting papers though.

Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder

A loose setting powder that helps set foundation and provide a soft luminous finish.

This powder is rich in antioxidants to soothe and reduce redness and extend foundation wear to last all day. It also provides moisturizing benefits and controls shine while offering a light, luminous finish.

ZOEVA Brow Spectrum Palette

The palette comes equipped with a range of long-wearing, highly pigmented brow powders that seamlessly blend together to create customized shades with sheer to medium coverage as well as a selection of matte and shimmering highlighters to brighten eyes and visually lift up the arches – for intense brow statements or natural eye looks.

The formulation of the powders is enriched with vitamin E and is 100% free of parabens, mineral oils, perfume and phthalates. Made in Italy.

Zoeva Pencils and Mascara

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure

Unlike traditional blush, which tends to be flat, Ambient Lighting Blush uses Photoluminescent Technology for depth and dimension. The airy, lightweight powders contain optically transparent particles that amplify the colors to a multidimensional level.

This product is very blendable and natural. Although it has slight shimmer on the pan but on the skin it melts beautifully on the skin. The color is very pretty on it’s own.

Arcona White Tea Purifying Cleanser

Rich in antioxidants, this facial cleanser purifies as it tones leaving skin poreless and refreshed. White and green teas combine with cranberry enzymes to neutralize free radicals and nourish, clarify and strengthen skin. Calming yucca, vitamin E and shea butter extracts help maintain skin’s natural pH balance. Experience a soothing cleanse that won’t strip, dry or irritate skin with Arcona’s White Tea Purifying Cleanser.

Arcona Eye Dew

Eye Dew is a protective anti-aging formula that hydrates and revitalizes the delicate skin around the eyes. Prevent the deepening of fine lines and wrinkles with a hearty dose of shea butter, hyaluronic acid and essential fatty acids that act as a barrier to outside damage. Increase elasticity with liquid crystals and soothe damaged skin with anti-inflammatory blueberry extract.

Arcona Triad Pads

Get the replenishing benefits of Arcona’s Cranberry Toner in convenient cotton pads that cleanse, tone and hydrates the skin with an infusion of protective antioxidants. Packed with vitamins and essential fatty acids, they leave skin clearer, healthier and restored.

FAB – FIRST AID BEAUTY 3 in 1 Superfruit Color Correcting Cushion

A weightless, one-step color-correcting cushion with three universal tints to instantly brighten dullness, decrease redness, and even out tone, while hydrating and refreshing skin. Best for  uneven skin tone, redness, and dullness.

It gives a beautiful glow and for someone who does have some redness on my cheeks, it did it’s job on correction. It also adds a stunning radiance that stays sheer through your base makeup. Usually at the end of the night, my skin tends to shift red and blotchy, but not with this.


Marc Jacobs Liquid Lip Creme in Slow Burn

Lasting wear meets hydration for a completely new liquid lipstick sensation with Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème. Enjoy the indulgent creaminess of this lipstick—now available in a luxurious liquid formula that glides onto lips so that they stay looking plump and full all day long. Formulated with Brazilian cupuaçu butter and collagen, the rich, creamy texture always feels cushiony, and lips never appear lined or cracked. Featuring a range of bold nudes and a delicate vanilla scent, each stroke of the velvety doe-foot applicator delivers unexpected, full, nude coverage with a subtle, satin sheen.

Marc Jacobs Highliner in Whirlpool

Make a bold statement with this extreme wear, waterproof eyeliner. Lay it all on the line and double down on color. Experience the intense pigment payoff and amazing glide of the original bestselling highliner in a new matte finish. The formula’s pure hues are glitter-free and intensified by the super-rich finish. The malleable formula glides on smoothly for precise application, then sets in place for all-day wear. For maximum impact, pair with O!mega lash shade extensions.

Stila Heaven’s Hue Highlighter in Kitten

A natural-looking, radiance-enhancing highlighter with a unique texture and a barely-there feel. Bouncy-to-the-touch, this unique, radiance-enhancing highlighter is gossamer-light and melts into skin for a weightless feel. Ultrafine, light-diffusing particles help skin look lit from within with a soft, luminous, natural-looking glow.

Kat Von D Lock It Precision Powder Brush

Designed with high-quality, soft synthetic bristles, this brush is ideal for use with Lock-It Setting Powder to set under-eye concealer. It can also be paired with your favorite highlighter for precision strobing. The sleek, stiletto handle was inspired by a witch’s broomstick, with smooth, sturdy acrylic handles weighted for an ergonomic grip and ultimate control.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Satin Black

Achieve eye perfection with this high-pigment, waterproof liner that stays put all day for a fade-, melt-, crack-, and run-resistant finish. The superfine and flexible tip glides across the lashline for fluid application, allowing you to create a variety of looks with ease.

Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder in Translucent

This silky, non-drying powder features Micro-Blurring Technology to softly diffuse pores for a refined, selfie-ready finish. Formulated to be undetectable on all skintones, Lock-It Setting Powder has a complexion-boosting blend of mattifying particles to smooth imperfections and lock-in your look for a velvety matte finish. For flawless all-over setting, apply with the Lock-It Setting Powder Brush. To bake or set under-eye concealer, use the Lock-It Precision Powder Brush.

Kat Von D Lock It Foundation in Light 45 Neutral 

Lock-It Foundation rocks so hard! Creamy and pigmented, it’s the only long-wear liquid formula we can count on to create a perfect canvas

Kocostar Masks 

Newly launched in Singapore, Kocostar took the storm. Coming up with creative masks and skincare, the brand sounds super instagram worthy!

Dr Jart Rubber Mask

Dr Jart+ Dermask Rubber Mask in Clear Lover and Moist Lover

The Dr.Jart+ Dermask Rubber Mask has 4 different types, Clear Lover, Firming Lover, Bright Lover, and Moist Lover. The rubber mask is pretty dry, as in that there is no extra fluid in the packet. It sicks to the inside of the packet so you have to take it out carefully for it’ll rip which happened to me. The mask feels like it’ll fall off but the ampoule does a good job of adhering the mask to the face.

Botanist Shampoo and Treatment

Botanist Shampoo and Treatment

A popular botanical silicone-free shampoo & treatment. BOTANIST is a Japanese hair care product available at our official online stores, and it’s receiving recognition as one of the top ranking products in JapanNorth America and France. It it fully contains plant oils and moisturizes your hair right after rinsing and also replenishes moisture to your dry winter hair.

Blithe Soothing and Healing Green Tea Splash Mask

An innovative way to mask, this green tea-infused liquid treatment is applied in the shower to reveal smooth, glowing skin. Perfect for Acne and blemishes, Redness and Pores.

Blithe Pressed Serum Crystal Ice Plant

Ice plant extract is combined with botanical extracts to provide skin with featherweight, lasting moisture while protecting against harsh climates and pollution. Formulated into a cooling gel cream, ice plant extract from the Sahara helps to soothe, hydrate, and minimize the appearance of pores. The all-in-one product is designed to condense serum and moisturiser into one step that nourishes and hydrates skin without feeling heavy.

Algenist Power Recharging Night Pressed Serum

A highly concentrated SOLID SERUM to REGENERATE, SMOOTH, and RECHARGE in 10 DAYS. This cutting-edge technology, combining the power of a serum and the texture of a cream in one, delivers highly potent actives overnight for a youthful, glowing complexion in the morning. This unique formula breaks into a serum on application and melts into the skin to provide a smooth, supple, and radiant complexion.

For Beloved One Girl Extreme Moisture Mineral Cloud Silk Mask

Targets dehydrated skin & dry patchy skin. Contains superb quality extracts and essences to moisturize, brighten, and regenerate the skin

For Beloved One Girl Skin Renewal Mineral Cloud Silk Mask

Targets oily skin with excessive sebum. Contains superb quality extracts and essences to moisturize, brighten, and regenerate the skin.


Soap and Glory Creamy Body Wash

Packed full of nourishing oils, our multi-tasking shower scent-sation foams into a rich, creamy lather to leave skin soaper-clean and super-smoothed

Alpha-H’s Vitamin B Serum

Alpha-H’s Vitamin B Serum is a potent vitamin serum fortified with Niacinamide and Copper Tripeptide to take on daily environmental elements and helps prevent the appearance of premature ageing. This supercharged serum also contains powerful natural antioxidant Chia to assist in plumping and hydrating the skin and Ferulic Acid to help diminish the appearance of uneven skin tone.

Alpha-H’s Clear Skin Daily Moisturizer

An ultra-light fresh gel which hydrates, refines pore size and improves the skin’s ability to retain moisture using a blend of purifying botanical and natural antioxidants.

Caolion Hot & Cool Pore Pack Duo

A detoxifying duo featuring a steaming mask that opens and deeply cleanses pores, then a cooling mask to tighten and minimize the appearance of pores.

The hot Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack cleans pore impurities and blackheads, and exfoliates dead skin cells with grain powder and steaming effects—resulting in firmer-looking skin. It contains charcoal powder to extract excess sebum and residual makeup that clog pores and 100 percent natural sparkling water to deeply penetrate into skin for enriched moisture. The cool Premium Pore Original Pack tightens up enlarged pores, calming and revitalizing the skin. It’s enriched with 100 percent Alaskan glacial water to keep skin moist even after the removal of mask while menthol enables a cooling effect to soothe troubled skin effectively.

This set contains 0.7 oz Premium Blackhead Steam Pore Pack and 1.05 oz Premium Pore Original Pack.

Moonshot Lip Feat

The long-lasting formula, available in semi matte with a natural gloss or full-coverage finishes, feels incredibly comfortable and hydrating upon application. It’s unique slant, the Moonshot signature bullet, is specially designed to effortlessly create the perfect, mistake-proof lip, while white sapphire powders allow each colour’s pigments to shine with their true intensity. Lip Feat shades are formulated without parabens, phenoxyethanol and benzophenone.

Moonshot Big Bang 10 Hand Cream

Relieve dry hands and restore smooth, supple skin. Made with deeply moisturising dragon fruit extract and shea butter, this Moonshot hand cream designed in collaboration with Big Bang artists absorbs quickly without ever feeling greasy or sticky. The iconic G-Dragon original eau de toilette scent of citrus and woody notes is ideal for men and women.

Moonshot Big Bang 10 Lip Balm

Quench parched lips with this limited-edition, 10th-anniversary lip balm by Moonshot designed in collaboration with Big Bang artists. The lightweight and unscented formula is enriched with moisturizing vitamin E, ceramides, rose hip oil and macadamia nut oil for a truly thirst-quenching lip treatment.

Estelle & Thild Spring Rose Blonde Body Scrub 

Gently buff away dry skin leaving the body smooth and refreshed. This organic body polish lifts away dead cells revealing soft and glowing skin. Uncover baby smooth skin enriched with organic ingredients that are carefully scented for a total sensory experience.

Fragrance Notes: Violet, Apricot, Rose

Estelle & Thild Biohydrate Total Moisture Daily Lotion

Treat your skin with a surge of vitamininfused hydration for a soft and radiant complexion. Totally hydrate and soften the skin. Lock in moisture while preventing dehydration.

Instantly hydrate and refresh your complexion with BioHydrate, our moisture rich vitamin boosting range. Replenish your skin’s moisture supply and uncover ultimate radiance. This refreshingly lightweight line nurtures the skin from the inside out.

Our smart technology works with Hyaluronic Acid’s unique delivery system transporting water to the skin for extended deep hydration.

Kate Somerville Eradikate Daily Cleanser 

This powerful, medicated cleanser delivers a luxuriously whipped texture and three percent sulfur to address acne and blemishes, draw out impurities, and target congested pores. Honey and rice bran extracts calm redness, while natural oat extract addresses excess sebum. With continued use, this gentle, yet effective daily cleanser leaves skin clearer with visibly minimized pores.

Kate Somerville Wrinkle Warrior

Wrinkle Warrior™ 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer + Serum is formulated with three sizes of hyaluronic acid to effectively target various skin concerns. It visibly plumps and hydrates while reducing the appearance of three different types of wrinkles: crow’s feet, fine lines, and deep wrinkles. The lightweight texture absorbs instantly to create a smooth complexion, improve the look of skin firmness and elasticity, and prep skin for a more flawless makeup application.

ERNO Laszio White Marble Translucence Cream

Boost your skin’s radiance and reveal lasting, hydrated luminosity. This brightening, tone-balancing cream works on a cellular level to help prevent oxidation, diminish dark spots and defy damaging environmental stressors.

Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber De-tox Hydra-Gel Eye Patches

The energizing and refreshing Cucumber De-Tox™ Hydra-Gel Eye Patches visibly awaken fatigued skin. Infused with cucumber extract, the gel formula contours to eyes and supports skin’s natural detoxification process while visibly nourishing, hydrating, and de-puffing this delicate area. Aloe, chamomile, and allantoin soften and calm the eye’s apperance, while hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and hydrolyzed collagen deliver intense moisture for a plumper look and visibly enhanced tone and density. Arnica and caffeine combat dark circles. Eyes are left looking and feeling bright, revitalized, and youthful.

OUAI Matte Pomade

Tame unruly ends and give your hair moldable texture with Ouai’s matte-finish pomade. The long-lasting, medium-control finishing paste delivers easy-to-distribute texture, shape and separation. Great for long and short hair styles, the formula is made with beeswax and kaolin clay to create soft thickness and piecey texture that looks effortlessly cool all day.

OUAI Texturizing Hair Spray 

Hello, off-duty model hair. Part hairspray, part dry shampoo, this ultra-lightweight spray builds incredible volume and texture. The talc-free formula is packed with volcanic minerals to absorb oil and keep hair looking full all day or night with more hold than dry shampoo on its own.

Mist onto dry hair and scrunch strands out with your fingers for a loose, lived-in look. For an instant refresh, flip hair upside down and spray. This product is scented with Ouai No. 3 Fragrance, containing notes of Italian bergamot, water lily and white musk.

OUAI Hair Oil

Ouai’s multitasking hair oil smoothes frizz and seals split ends for a high-gloss, silky finish. Packed with African galanga root extract and nutrient-rich ama, borage and baobab oils, it prevents color from fading and protects hair from sun damage.

OUAI Treatment Masque

After just one treatment, these healing masks leave strands incredibly soft and smooth. Their intensive moisturizing treatment works in minutes to repair damaged hair and increase resistance to future damage, while artichoke leaf extract seals cuticles and protects hair color from oxidative degradation.

Burt’s Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream 

Our rich, natural cleansing cream with Soap Bark deeply cleanses to remove dirt, excess oil and make-up.

Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Nourishing Facial Water

Infused with the hardy, moisture-loving botanical Clary Sage, Intense Hydration Nourishing Facial Water is clinically proven to give skin an instantly nourishing, pH-balancing boost of hydration. Use it before your favorite moisturizer for visibly smoother, softer skin.

Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen

A newly re-formulated, water-resistant, oil-free face and body lotion that protects from sun’s rays, defending skin from photaging and dehydration.

Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist with Rosemary

An innovative three-in-one mist that sets makeup, helps control oil and shine, and refreshes your defense against photoaging UV rays with an uplifting scent of rosemary and mint.

Percy & Reed Moisturising Shampoo, Conditioner and Wonder Treatment Oil

I am currently using these products and love how soft and smooth my hair is after using. Also, the Oil serves as a miracle pampering treatment. You can use this treatment before and after washing your hair.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

An innovative toning mist that sets makeup, provides an instant burst of radiance, and tightens the appearance of pores—inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s famous elixir of youth. Beloved by celebrities and makeup artists worldwide, the Beauty Elixir is the ideal priming base and setting spray between layers of makeup for a long-lasting and smooth finish. Also a great aftershave for men, the formula contains essential oils and plant extracts to clarify and brighten the complexion. I have used this before and thought it is indeed hydrating and useful.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum Complexion Correcting

A highly concentrated, oil-free serum that improves the appearance of dark spots, promotes even skintone, and boosts radiance. Highly concentrated with naturally powerful Viniferine, this satiny serum reduces the appearance of existing dark spots such as acne marks, scars, and damage revealing a brighter, more even complexion.

LaQa & Co Avo Lip Butter

A creamy whipped formula with 12% natural Avocado Oil, this superfood lipstick creates a powerful yet gentle skin moisturizer. Avocado oil contains natural peptides, boosts collagen production and heals cracked lips. My fave shade is Olive Rose.

Each box is printed with original artwork and the same artwork is water printed on every barrel. This rare type of artistic transfer ensures that no two pieces are ever exactly alike. Carry an unique piece of art with you everywhere you go, while pampering a gorgeous healthy pout.

Stila Magnificient Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Bronzed Bell

Stole the hearts of my friends! I applied a thick layer over my eyelid at the Guerlain event and everyone asked me what brand was it. Its a very pretty shimmery shade and its my first time using a liquid eye shadow.

#BETTERHAIRDAYS with Chez Vous Hair Salon

I believe most of you would have known by now that I have been doing my hair at Chez Vous Hair Salon for the past 1 year and it has been an amazing journey with them. In a single year, I managed to try out 4-5 various pastel colours. Not sure if you guys remember these colours! Even though I bleached my hair 4 to 5 times to achieve these colours, my hair is surprisingly not that damaged and what’s the reason for it? I guess it’s because of the brilliant hair treatments I have went through! Below are the recent treatments I have went through.


I believe most of you must have heard of fillers and botox for the face right but guess what, botox and fillers are not just for the face! The first-ever salon hair treatment to be inspired by aesthetic beauty treatments, ChezVous’ Hair Botox + Fillers Programme works like Botox and hyaluronic fillers for the skin, which effectively smoothen wrinkles and plump sunken facial contours. This ground-breaking semi-permanent hair therapy fills up the “holes” in the hair cuticles (tell-tale signs of sustained damage) with long-lasting reparative hair supplements such as micronized amino lipids, natural jojoba and avocado oils, and keratin concentrates to strengthen and reduce breakage. Stubborn frizz is smoothed away with silk protein and ceramide, and the hair is saturated with hyaluronic acids for intensive hydration.

This therapy is a one-of-a-kind treatment and can reduce unruly curls, waves and frizz but preferably not that ideal for those who wish to retain their natural waves or permed curls.


Before starting the treatment, my hair was that damaged and frizzy.

cream used to apply on the hair before ironing with hair iron to lock in the moisture

hyaluronic treatment added in a syringe


So besides having done the treatment, I also received a box of boosters for home beauty care.

Chez Vous has developed its own homecare line – Trilogy Bespoke Boosters (BB), designed to be a complete customizable 30-day hair recovery programme, using miniaturized in-salon treatment grade ingredients, focusing on inner care. 1 Booster application is equivalent to 5 ordinary hair mask usage. Each booster is hand-poured and tailored according to individual guest’s hair needs:

  • Soothe & Smooth: for unmanageable, unruly and frizzy hair
  • Enrich & Glow: for color-treated hair
  • Repair & Rescue: for overly processed and damaged hair
  • Feed & Fit: for weak, brittle and stressed hair

BEFORE AND AFTER using the Trilogy Bespoke Boosters (BB):


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