For Dolly Wink fans, you may be interested to know that the Dolly Wink range will be exclusively available again at the Watsons in Ngee Ann City from 10 - 16 June. I heard from Mandom, which is the distributor for Dolly Wink in Singapore, that due to the low stock situation in Japan, there are very limited stocks available for other countries, which is why the range has not been made permanently available at the Watsons here. When the Dolly Wink range first went on sale for one week in January at the Watsons in Ngee Ann City, the most popular lash designs #1 and #2 sold out completely in one week, although the display remained for a couple more months. The display has since been removed but do look out for it again next week!
Just received a mailer from Escentials announcing that there will be a 15% discount with every two items purchased at their boutique in Tangs Orchard during the Great Singapore Sale from 28 May to 25 July. Citibank cardmembers get an additional 6% off and a beauty bag. The beauty brands available at Escentials include Stila, Perricone MD, Ren, Annick Goutal, Diptique and By Terry.
Just read on 2Channel that Beaute de Kose will be discontinued in September 2011. It is not yet confirmed if it will be replaced by another brand. In Japan, the counters have been merged with the Cosme Decorte counters, which also belong to Kose. No wonder the official website has been neglected since early this year, without even any update on the Summer Fantasist coffret which will be released on 1 June. It's always sad to see a good brand go.
Remember the olive-backed sunbirds who built a nest overnight on my balcony? I'm happy to report that they have settled into the nest and most of the time, one can see the beak sticking out. Coexistence has been peaceful so far :-)
If you are interested in the Anna Sui "Kaleidoscope" fall makeup collection, do check out Japanese stylist Momoko Kawamura's blog for pics from the press preview event in Japan. Love the new eyeshadow packaging!
Baila magazine has a sneak peek of the Lunasol Fall 2010 makeup collection on their editor's blog! Lunasol just held their press preview event in Japan for the collection. The collection theme is "Aurora Purification". The collection includes five eyeshadow quints of soft, easy-to-wear shades, matching lipsticks and cream eyeshadows, two blush palettes, three nail polishes. The highly popular Water Cream Foundation will also be revamped.
You can see a close-up pic of the five eyeshadow palettes on this Japanese blog. The quint design is identical to that of the earlier Geminate Eyes series. The new fall palettes are shimmery but more translucent and refined than the Geminate Eyes palettes. The collection will be released on 20 August in Japan.
Heard from the RMK SA that Luxasia will be launching the new Burberry Beauty line in Singapore around July but it's not confirmed yet which department store it will be at. The line will debut worldwide in July in 30 doors, including Nordstrom in the U.S., Harrods in London and Lane Crawford in Hong Kong. Given the prestige factor of the brand, my guess is that it will be at either Tangs Orchard or Takashimaya. The collection ranges in price from US$24 for a Lip Definer pencil to US$59 for the Sheer Foundation compact, so I expect to see pricing around that of Dior. The lipsticks are embossed with Burberry's trademark checks.
There are also rumours that Jill Stuart will be launching in Singapore. Not sure how credible it is but if it turns out to be true, well, it's about time!
Kiss Me recently provided me with several of their Heroine Make Impact Eyelash designs to try out. I'm a complete novice at applying false eyelashes, having only worn them twice in my life, once for my wedding photo shoot in December and the second time was at my wedding in March. On both occasions, it was the makeup artist who put them on me. As I usually wear spectacles every day, false eyelashes are also impractical as they would keep brushing up against my specs. But since it's the weekend, I decided to play around with the lashes. I started out with the most natural looking set, which is 01 Natural Long.
The application instructions.
Each set comes with a small tube of eyelash glue.
I did my makeup today with mainly RMK products such as the Spring Modern Eyes 01 Goldish Blue, Powder Foundation EX101, Super Basic Liquid Concealer EX-01 and Mix Colors for Lips 03 Natural Orange. I also used Paul & Joe Face Color 07, Protective Foundation Primer UV and Eyebrow Pencil Duo 01.
After applying the eyeshadows and curling my lashes, I fixed on the false lashes. I did not use any eyeliner or mascara after that. Putting on the lashes definitely takes lots of practice. I know some ladies use tweezers and some use special applicators but I just used my fingers to fix one end and then gently press down the rest of the lash as close to my lashline as possible. It took a few tries to get it right, including having to apply some extra glue at the ends but once the lashes were fixed on, they stayed put without falling down for the next 8 hours that I wore them.
Overall, the lashes were quite comfortable to wear and at the end of the night, they also peeled off easily without much tugging. The only slight discomfort that I experienced was after a few hours, the inner end of the lashes on my left eye started to poke my eyelid but that could have been because I did not place it or trim it correctly.
The lashes do help make my eyes look much more awake but they are strictly a weekend-only look for me as the length is too long to pass for natural lashes. You can find Heroine Make Impact Eyelash at the "Kawaii Corner" in Watsons where they retail for S$9.90.
Thanks to the lovely Sandra (in pic below) of Sinkid, I was invited along with Mag, Kas, Sara, Chantana and Jenny to attend the Magnum Gold ice cream launch at the Waterboat House near Fullerton earlier this week. It was a lovely setting with the Marina Sands resort glittering just across the bay.
Chantana, Kas and me!
The Magnum Gold ice cream packaged like a solid gold bar.
When I first texted Kas to ask if she was attending, she was like,"Of course! It's ice cream and it's sea salt caramel!!!" And indeed, the ice cream was yummy! I was also fascinated by the lovely gold sheen of the caramel outer layer.
Sara and Chantana enjoying their ice creams :-) Sara has her own Youtube channel, do check it out! The ladies also had fun taking pics with ex-MTV VJ Utt at the party.
The guests were presented with Magnum "passports" and a super-cute luggage tag in the shape of the Magnum ice cream!
The clever "passport" design is just hilarious!
All in all, it was an incredibly fun evening out with the ladies even though I was absolutely knackered after a long day at work. Warmest thanks to Sandra!