Moschino did it again! FRESH Couture is probably the most ingenious take on modern fragrance. Coming from a design background, I am obsessed with the packaging. I love the juxtapose between a beautifully well made box together with this super adorable fragrance bottle inside. If you know me personally, you would have seen my epic giant phone case that looks exactly like this perfume.
Anyway, I am so happy to introduce this perfume to you guys! I had a brief encounter with this perfume when I was in London this February. It was newly launched and I fell in love with the packaging. I knew I had to have it irregardless of the scent. I had my first sniff of this perfume then and to be honest, I did not immediately fall in love with it because London was super cold in February and this scent just did not mix well with the weather. It was a little too citrusy, fresh (no pun intended) and light. I prefer a warmer musky scent during the winter period. Anyway, I did not have a chance to grab this perfume as I was in a huge rush and I did not see it anywhere else after that. :(
However, I am so lucky to be given another chance to test out this perfume again during the pop up roadshow at Orchard Paragon. Needless to say, I am in love! With the extremely warm and humid weather here, this scent is perfect as the top notes evaporate really quickly, leaving you a refreshing and invigorating raspberry & floral heart. FRESH Couture has a floral/woody scent which works really well in our climate all year round. Every time I spray on FRESH, I receive compliments about how it is has such a unique twist and yet smells so pleasantly compelling. On top of that, I am literally living for the packaging! I think Jeremy Scott really outdid himself this time by bringing his A game with Moschino to the perfume industry.
Hope you guys enjoyed reading my post about Moschino FRESH Couture EDT. Do seize the chance to give this perfume a sniff and let me know your thoughts! It is currently available in our local Sephora.
FRESH Couture EDT retails for:
30ml - SGD65 (So affordable!)
50ml - SGD95
100ml - SGD125
Lastly, thank you 37comms for having me at this roadshow! The booth was so well decorated I wanted to secretly steal everything away! :P
Have a great week!
Hola!!!! I have been receiving tons of questions and dms on how I managed to get my hands on the highly coveted Kylie lip kit so here's a whole blog post about it! Below are some tips that I used myself to successfully get these lippies!
1. Sit beside your wifi modem! No joke, I literally sat beside my modem at 3am praying to all heavens that there would not be a power trip in the next 30 mins. You will need the fastest connection to get first in line at the payment & processing section aka the two pages where you can literally get a heart attack because it is THAT INTENSE. The site has improved tremendously, there is now a "queue" line & it did not crash like crazy compared to the first few restocks.
2. Wake up 10 minutes before the restock time. If you live in Singapore, be prepared to wake up in the middle of the night because this is a US based company and ya know, the time difference jazz. Use that 10 minutes to freshen up & get all your cards/address details/browsers ready because THIS IS WAR!! Refresh your page at exactly the restock time so you will be the first few on the page.
3. Have the list of products ready. Depending on your internet speed, for me, it is actually faster to open separate tabs of the shades that I am getting and adding it to cart compared to using the "Quick View" method. There will be tons of people trying to buy through the quick view so it actually lags up the first page of the site. Going into the individual page is actually faster in terms of loading speed & adding the product to cart.
4. Buy the highly coveted shades first. From my research, Heir (metals), all three glosses (Like, Literally & So Cute), Candy K, Koko K, Posie K, Dolce K & 22 sell out faster than the rest. High fashion shades like True Brown K, King K & Kourt K took 30 minutes to sell out the last time. So plan your time wisely!
5. Shipping. Kylie Cosmetics offers direct shipping so I would highly recommend this because the order processing takes forever & all you want is to receive your babies ASAP.
6. Breathe. LOL. This is legit. I realised I held my breath for almost 20 seconds while the payment page was processing. All I had in mind was "PLEASE PROCESS MY PAYMENT I NEED THIS!!!" My desperation level was evident, I mean... who wakes up at 3am for liquid lipsticks?! You do not want to faint before you get to the glorious page. ;)
That is all I have for now, hope this helps and I wish you all good luck in getting your Kylie Lip Kits. I will have a full review on them up soon addressing almost every nook and cranny of these lippies. Thank you for reading and see you next time!
Hey loves! I am so excited that we have hit 3k in a span of 3 months! Thank you all for your love & tremendous support, let's continue to grow this beauty community & spread the good vibes! You guys have always been one of the greatest encouragement in my life ever since I have started out my beautygram. On days when I am not feeling the best, I know I can always count on you guys to brighten up my day & it is so amazing how social media can have such a positive impact. As such, I would love to share with you guys a good cause that I have recently been exposed to while on a MUA job.
What will tomorrow bring? Have you ever thought about what your tomorrow would be like? What about others? Do you know that there are at least 6 people are diagnosed with blood disease every day? The figures are insane & this is just a small part of all the problems in our great big world.
I was the MUA for the campaign video of BMDP and it was such an eye opening experience. Being a neutral party, I have never heard of BMDP until then and even so, I felt extremely blessed to be able to witness firsthand of these accounts from the donors themselves. Some of these donors have such tear-jerking stories which includes losing their own family members to the fight of leukemia.
I may not have an insane large following, but to be able to spread at least a tiny awareness about this cause is the least I can do to make the world a better place. Nobody pressured me to do this post, it was solely a decision of mine. In fact, I didn't even want to post about hitting 3k on IG but the thought of being able to spread this awareness to 3000 individuals in the hopes of saving a life was enough for me to stay up and write this post.
The process of bone marrow donation has evolved to the point whereby it is so simple & fuss free with little pain, no surgery & downtime involved. All you need is a cheek swab to be part of the database of donors. It is amazing how medicine has greatly progressed. I am not a professional to give any medical advices but if you are interested to make a change and save a life, head over to BMDP to find out more about how to become a bone marrow donor. It is alright if you are unable to commit to being a donor. After all, it is a serious decision that can't be made overnight. However, you can still play a part by sharing this post or the video to help create more awareness for BMDP. The more awareness we generate together, the possibility of finding a match and saving a life is higher.
What will your tomorrow bring? Wishing you all a pleasant and lovely week!
Good morning! I have something special to share with you guys today. I'm on the roll man, dropping blog posts like it's hot!
So I've always wanted to buy a Polaroid camera but I have never gotten around to doing it. I can never decide between a normal film camera or a wide instax because both of them are so costly! It's so sad because wouldn't it be great to have Polaroid photos as a memory keepsake from all the places you've travelled to? However, the thought of throwing never ending $100 to buying films... I would rather spend that money on make up. 😂 As a result, I can only rely on my sad iPhone camera to snap & edit photos (I have terrible back issues so lugging around my DSLR is a nono).
A couple of weeks ago, MyPhotoTalk approached & sent me their latest product which is INSTAPrints and let me just say that this is the coolest thing ever?! They literally printed out my Instagram on a champagne paper (you can opt for pure white) & it is so pretty!! Not saying my photography skills good ya, just saying that the pictures look even better in real life. 🙈 I actually have no idea how it came out so clear & pretty in squares because everything is taken from my phone & it is pretty pixelated after editing. Kudos to them for making my photos look awesome! They even included those Instagram-worthy ropes & wooden pegs to hang up these INSTAPrints! I can foresee myself being addicted to INSTAPrints because I can now print my travel photos without costing a bomb!
Anyway, INSTAPrints is the new trend right now & everyone is printing out their Instagram for events, parties etc; I have seen tons of this at birthday parties especially. You can even print out your sweet lovey dovey photos to surprise your other half during your monthsary/anniversary. Not bad right, I'm giving you ideas to surprise your other half, all you need to do is pretend that you thought about it all by yourself. 😉
To make things even better, MyPhotoTalk kindly offered my friends & family aka all of you guys reading this a 50% discount on their products (INSTAPrint, Photobook, Canvas).
An example of the pricing is as follow:
1 set of 12 INSTAPrints: SGD$8 (-50% = SGD$4)
2 set of 12 INSTAPrints (24pcs) : SGD$16 (-50% = SGD$8)
So affordable right! Simply quote my name "WINTERCHEE" while ordering through their online website www.myphototalk.com to receive the 50% discount! Discount code ends on 31 June 2016 ✨
Thanks for reading!
YASSSSSS!! My exact reaction when I saw that Too Faced is releasing a waterproof version of their cult favourite Better Than Sex mascara! The original Better Than Sex is literally better than sex! It provides slight length but the volume it gives is INTENSE! I am so in love with the original mascara but my only downside for it is after 2 hours of wear in sunny humid Singapore, I look like a walking panda. The original Better Than Sex smudges so easily that I have to set it with a different waterproof formula just to prevent myself from scaring strangers.
Managed to snag this baby up during the 20% Sephora sale and I have been testing it out for a month. The new waterproof version has fake water droplets effect on the tube and it is so cool! Kinda reminds me of the aqua collection M.A.C released a couple of years back which went viral in the make up world.
The waterproof version is just as "wet" as the original, which is not exactly ideal for sparse & thin asian lashes like mine. However, I am willing to go through anything just to give my sad lashes a boost. In terms of length & volume, it is almost the same as the original.
The wands are pretty similar, both sporting a thick and big brush to help give more oomph! to your lashes. I realised that the waterproof one is slightly more curvy but I don't think it makes much difference to my lashes.
Now to answer the burning question in your mind, is it truly waterproof? Yes, BUT it comes with a price. The original Better Than Sex mascara dries in about half a minute. However, this waterproof formula is so "wet" that even after 20 minutes, it is literally still fresh on my lashes aka it transfers to my eyelids whenever I close my eyes. I applied the mascara today and left for my hot yoga session. Inclusive of the journey to the gym & 10 minutes into the session, I saw transfer of the mascara on the towel when I wiped my face and I was low key freaking out hoping that I do not look like a scary emo child in the middle of yoga. LOL.
However, to ease your concerns, it is super budge proof once it is completely dried and even after showering, it stays put on my lashes with zero smudges. Overall verdict, it works! Will I repurchase it? Probably no. It requires too much effort to be careful for 20 minutes waiting for it to dry. I would rather set the original mascara with a waterproof formula & pray to god my lashes be on fleek 24/7.
Hope this review is helpful & thank you for reading! ;)
Hey there! Today's blog post will be all about CLEAN Fragrance latest new line, CLEAN RESERVE. I saw CLEAN stocked in our local Sephora months back and was introduced to the brand by one of their staffs. Turns out, CLEAN is actually one of Oprah Winfrey's favourite scents! How cool is that?!
Anyway, I was privileged to be invited to their press launch last week to preview their latest line, CLEAN RESERVE. This new line is really interesting because you can actually layer the scents to create something that is unique to you. Have you ever noticed how your perfume smells differently throughout the day? Well, that is because in normal perfumes, the top notes (the first whiff you get from your perfume) evaporates really quickly, leaving the middle (heart of the perfume) and base notes to last throughout the day. As for CLEAN RESERVE, each scent is linear (something new I learnt during the press launch), which means there is little movement between the top to base notes making it ideal for layering.
If you are a into fragrance, you would know that there are not a lot of fragrances available readily in the market that are specially made for layering. I only know of two, one stocked in Sephora which is Solinotes (I own and love layering Ambre & Figuier), & the Elisabeth & James Nirvana White & Nirvana Black which is not available in Singapore yet. With the launch of CLEAN RESERVE, you can now be the boss of your own fragrance and wear something that is both tasteful & unique.
The press launch was held in Terra Rooftop Bar at Suntec City last Thursday. I was blown away by how well the venue was decorated to be in sync with the brand. I mean come on, fresh cucumbers on set? Yes! Also, the staffs at the bar were really lovely by constantly offering us canapés and drinks. I met the super pretty & sweet Eugenia (@pinkyniakoh) and we probably had more drinks than we should.
Aside from the mingling and all, we had the chance to get first sniffs of all 9 scents which makes me want to just grab my favourites and run away! My ultimate favourites are Rain & Velvet Flora. Rain is a [Reserve Blend], which is a new edition of their current Rain in the CLEAN collection. There are also two other [Reserve Blend] which are Skin & Warm Cotton.
Rain is a crisp, fresh and earthy scent which instantly makes me think of walking in a lush green garden with a hint of floral elements blended together. Rain is best paired with Warm Cotton & Skin. Personally, I would layer Rain with Warm Cotton because I feel that Warm Cotton can actually tone down the Earthy elements of Rain which may be too strong for some people. Warm Cotton as the name suggests basically smells exactly like clean warm linen fresh out of the laundry. Not sure about you guys but I actually have a strange obsession for smelling freshly washed clothes so combining both Rain & Warm Cotton is like a perfect fusion for me!
I got introduced to the sustainability efforts done by CLEAN RESERVE and I was really impressed by them. I try to be as eco-friendly as I can by using less plastic bags, bringing my own water bottle, recycling etc; but my tiny efforts only have a small impact on our great big world. For a company to have Clean Conscious weaved into their brand image is really commendable and a huge contribution towards a sustainable Earth.
CLEAN RESERVE uses raw ingredients that are cultivated & harvested in environmentally friendly ways. You might question the credibility of this point but their manufacturing facilities actually use 100% solar energy to function. That means no burning of coals for electricity and thus reducing their carbon footprint! They are so committed to sustainability that even their packaging is eco-friendly. The sturdy glass bottle that you are holding is 100% recyclable and the carton box that comes with your fragrance is made up of FSC paper. So not only will you be smelling great at the end of the day, you will feel better because you have played a part in a sustainable Earth.
Pictured above is a 6 Piece Travel Spray Collection which can be found on Sephora.com. I think this set is really great if you are interested in experimenting with layering. It retails for USD$45. I am not sure if Sephora SG will be stocking this but I am crossing my fingers because I REALLY REALLY want it! I am a sucker for packaging and just look at how gorgeous it is? *hyperventilates*
As I have said previously, there will be 9 new scents in the CLEAN RESERVE line and they are:
Head to your local Sephora store to get a sniff of these 9 newly released CLEAN RESERVE scents. The main CLEAN line is already in stores. This Eau De Parfum [100 ml, 3.4 Fl. Oz] retails at an affordable price of SGD128.
Lastly, thank you 37comms for the warm hospitality & extending an invite out to me.
Have a wonderful day loves!