Mothers day treats with Lancŏme Advanced Génifique Yeux

Kicking off the launch of new Advanced Génifique Yeux eye cream, Lancŏme dresses up Orchard road with it’s beautiful parisian themed pop-up store!

A feast for the eyes! In more ways than one!

Genifique with roses final

I wanted to share a (pic heavy) post to tempt you to head on over. Cos every girl needs a bit of pampering now and then right?

A look at what you’re greeted with while passing Tangs……. I had to take a moment to take in the view… So beautiful!

Genifique pop up store colour corrected

Genifique Roses

And inside… the beautiful Génifique vanity, lined up with precious bottles of youth activating serums, creams n potions….

Genifique Vanity table

 

Genifique wall B&W

So before we head any further, here’s a quick look at what’s on offer.

There are basically two treatments to choose from, completely free of charge!

The Génifique eye treatment (15 mins) using the Génifique Yeux light pearl eye serum combined with the new Advanced Génifique Yeux Youth activating eye cream.

The Génifique facial treatment (15 mins) using the Advanced Génifique Youth activating concentrate.

Upon completion of the chosen treatment you also receive a Génifique trial kit which you could take home with you and indulge further!

Also on Mothers Day (Sunday, 11th May), there’re even more delightful treats to indulge in.

You could book yourself AND your mom a duo treatment and receive a flash beauty service plus a makeover complete with a photograph courtesy of the photographer on site!

 

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And here’s me enjoying my eye treatment! (First time trying this LED light device on my face, it helps the serum penetrate more effectively!)

Genifique treatment in progress

And of course since my makeup was taken off for the treatment, the lovely Lina Tock gave me a quick makeover once we were done. She used all my Lancŏme favourites!

Lancome makeover

 

Other info,

An appointment before heading to Tangs would be advised as the pop-up store gets a bit busy by afternoon.

Here’s the number of the Lancŏme counter at Tangs where you can make the booking – 67370095

P.S- all treatments will be from now until Sunday! So hurry 🙂

Also a special thank you to lovely Yanny from Lancŏme for the invitation and Lina Tock (Lancŏmes National Makeup Artist) for pampering me with the treatments!

Makeup bag essentials – Some permanant residents and some tourists

So today we talk about the utterly boring contents of my makeup bag. Cuticle oil, lip balm, mirrors.. the works!

I have been meaning to do a detailed write up for a while now, but with so many new things to blog about, posts like this get postponed. In any case, I am glad I finally got around to it.

So here’s a group shot of everything that’s slowly accumulated over the week.

whats in my makeup bag

 

I keep all of my stuff in this good sized lightweight Armani pouch which was a gift with purchase. It’s roomy enough to fit a lot of stuff, and I like that the pouch is somewhat padded so my precious makeup stay safe n sound!

Moving on to the actual contents. First up, lipsticks!

Lipsticks makeup bag

This weeks lipsticks were Watermelon by Bite, Courtisane by Dior (reviewed here) and Sweet Spot by Tom Ford. You would have already seen some of these in my fotd Instagram pics. And so far I have been getting lots of use out of the Bite one and Tom Ford, so you can expect a full review on these in days to come 🙂

Next up, a new addition to my bag! A generous gift from Clé de Peau.

Cle de peau powder

The Refining Pressed Powder LX. So far I have only used this once as I am quite lazy to do any touch ups mid day but I do see myself getting a lot of use off this at dinners and parties where I do touch up any shiny areas without hesitation. The super slim and compact size makes it ideal for tucking into tiny evening bags and it really is the slimmest powder compact I have ever seen! even in my tiny hands, this still looks so small. Astounding!

Hand care

Next come my essential hand and nail care products.

I love taking care of my hands.  My fail safe goodies are a good hand cream and cuticle oil, they keep my hands hydrated and well groomed at all times.

The Avoplex cuticle oil is one of my HG products. I think I am on my 3rd tube of these. I use this for an instant boost of hydration if I notice any dry, scaly cuticles. What I love is that the brush tip makes for easy application and the cap screws on tight so there’s no danger of leakage. One of the most user friendly cuticle products I’ve found.

For hand creams currently I use the Diptyque Eau Rose.  Although it’s not as hydrating as my HG La Mer hand cream, this is great for keeping in my bag as it’s a more travel friendly size and I love the refreshing scent of rose 🙂

whats in my makeup bag perfume

I also like to keep a few perfume samples for those days when I rush out forgetting to spray on some perfume. These day’s I  carry my trusty Tom Ford Cafe Rose perfume and Diptyques Do Son. Both very unusual and uncommon fragrances.

Makeup bag hakuhodo dior lipgloss chanel

Next up are more ‘residents’.

The Hakuhodo retractable touch up brush (reviewed here), lip brush and Chanel mirror have all been staples in my makeup bag for a long time. They are the perfect shape and size to fit in any of my makeup bags without taking up too much space. And also if you may have noticed I like having them all in a uniform colour, I believe it looks nicer that way 🙂

Lastly, I keep my trusty Sensai Cellular lip treatment in my bag at all times. It’s a sample size which makes it perfect for a makeup bag and I love the light texture of this. I only need a very little to sooth dry lips. P.S- This also happens to be the same lip balm I use in my nigh time skin care routine.

 

So that’s the the round up of products that I call essentials. What are yours? Do you carry anything else apart from what’s listed here? If so please share 🙂 I’d love to know!

The art of stocking stuffing

If you are like me and start off real early buying Christmas gifts and then are scrambling around mere days before ‘the day’ looking for stocking stuffers, this post is for you!

Here’s a little guide,

a. Stocking stuffers should ideally be exactly what they sound like – small enough to go into a stocking! 

b. No need to go all extravagant (unless that’s your thing of course!) as they are just the little extras.

*Talking bout extravagant stocking stuffers I heard that there is stocking stuffer sized YSL Youth liberator serum that had come out specially for Christmas! Lmfao

c. The more the merrier! Don’t skimp, it’s the holidays! I personally love receiving a tonne of little gifts!

d. Try to take advantage of sales and other year end deals that most stores offer. Since you’ll be buying so many gifts, overall you do save a substantial sum if you shop smart.

Now on to a few stocking stuffers I managed to get my hands on, mostly from the Sephora 20% sale in Singapore.

 

Stila- Colour me Glossy lip glaze set

stila stocking stuffer idea

This Stila lip gloss set was made for stocking stuffing, it contains three individually packed gloss sets. There’s even a label to write recipient names! Now that’s smart marketing.

 

Shu Uemura S Curler, Lip & Cheek Fun-tasy

shu uemura lash culer cheek tint

Adore this cute lash curler and lip/cheek tint from the Shu Uemura 6 Heart Princess holiday release, it’s a fun little addition to any gift pile. And it’s always a plus when the packaging is cute, or even better, Christmassy! This collections packaging is decorated with a Christmas tree of hearts!

 

Benefit Double the Real mascara duo set

benefit they're real mascara

I always feel that gifts such as lipsticks can be tricky if you don’t really know a persons taste in makeup, but things like mascaras you really cant go wrong with, they only come in a very few shades and everyone is usually happy with black!

This set is extra special cos it comes with a mini mascara too, and it’s free! Perfect for anyones makeup bag.

 

Benefit  Crescent Row Eau de Toilette miniatures set

   benefit perfume miniature

Lastly this very cute perfume set, a Christmas gift sent by the very kind folk at Benefit, I had never seen it before, I believe it’s part of the holiday sets they had come out with this year. But it’s truly another awesome idea for stocking stuffers! It consists of 4 mini eau de toilette bottles and matching little boxes, the packaging is to die for and let’s not even get started on the names of these perfumes cos they are ridiculously cute! I think ‘Ring my Bella’ is my favourite, and it’s going straight into my makeup bag 😛

 

So that’s my little list of finds, hope is was of some help and eased your holiday gift shopping trauma at least a bit.

Wishing you a great week ahead,

xx, Michelle.