We shortlist beauty launches that are worth getting your hands on.
M.A.C – Shadescents Collection and Caitlyn Jenner Collection
Caitlyn Jenner has partnered with M.A.C to launch a 15 piece full collection and it continues her mission to celebrate all ages, all sexes and all races. It champions inclusivity with aptly named products like “Tolerance”, “Kindness” and “Compassion”. The products, housed in sleek metallic gold and matte black packaging, come in sophisticated and timeless shades.
If you’re into coordinating your outfit with your makeup, you can now take it to the next level by matching your lipsticks to your perfumes. Introducing M.A.C Shadescents Collection: it features six corresponding fragrances to mirror the vibe and personality of their six iconic lipsticks. Go for the Crème d’Nude fragrance and lipstick if you like a casual and no frills look. Heroine – with its bright matte purple lippie and notes of saffron, incense smoke and cordovan leather in its fragrance partner – leaves a lingering and impactful impression.
Philosophy – Time in a bottle 100% in-Control Serum
It’s never too early to start on preventative-aging skincare. Like its name suggests, this serum offers you jurisdiction over the traces of time on your facial skin. With religious use, it hinders the imprint of time on your facial skin. Infused with a potent vitamin c and a patented antioxidant complex, it helps neutralize free radicals and protects skin from oxidative stress e.g. environmental toxins.
Prior to first use, ensure that you mix the entire vial of the fresh pour activator into the serum bottle to maximise the potency and efficacy of its age-resisting properties. Shake well for 20 seconds and an appearance of a light pink mixture is an indication that it is ready for use!
Ideal for: AM/PM, prior to applying moisturiser
SK-II – SK-II Limited Edition Multi-Coloured Phoenix Facial Treatment Essence
If you’re a stickler for packaging like me, then don’t miss out on a special launch of the brand’s star product. SK-II is rolling out an exclusive edition of the Facial Treatment Essence and is for sale only in Asia. The phoenix design borrows elements from Suminagashi, Japan’s ancient art of marbling, and signifies rebirth, and a transformation with vibrancy. The essence is saturated with Pitera™: the fermented ingredient contains amino acids, vitamins, organic acids and minerals. Add this to your cart to revitalise your skin for the new year!
Burberry – Liquid Lip Velvet
If feminine pink and berry tones are your thing, then Burberry’s latest lip collection – Liquid Lip Velvets – will be a great addition to your vanity wardrobe. With its light-as-air texture, the liquid lipstick offers moisturisation and longevity in a tube. With intense pigmentation, it wears off to a stain so you won’t have to worry about retouching during the day. Our top picks include natural wearable shades such as light nude, peach and brilliant violet.
Beijing with Michael Kors: Spring Summer 2017 Presentation
My first trip of 2017, and it was made better with the company of my favourite Michael Kors Singapore team. This time, we head to Beijing for a Press Presentation featuring the Michael Kors Spring Summer 2017 collection, and I can safely say there’s a new-found love for the brand, and the city after this trip.
Art & Cafes: This marks my third time to the capital city: My first two visits were to visit my mom, who was relocated to Beijing for a job for a year, and that’s when I was introduced to the 798 Art Zone, San Li Tun for shopping, and some really cool cafes near where my mom lived!
This trip was a whole lotta fun because we got to explore more of Beijing’s growing and buzzing café and art scene. I woud definitely recommend paying a visit to Wu Dao Ying Hu Tong, a lane consisting of converted traditional chinese homes, where you’ll get tons of intimate cafes, minimalistically-designed restaurants, and a range of stockists that carry independent Chinese designers.
Great Wall: We also had the chance to visit the The Great Wall of China – we went to the Badaling section, which was beautiful but so crowded. If you are looking for a more quiet experience, I would recommend heading to less crowded sections like Jiankou, Gubeikou, Simatai, or even Mutianyu – where there’s the infamous slide down the Great Wall.
Food: I’m not really adventurous when it comes to new restaurants and food, but boy, did I have a great meal at Country Kitchen @ Rosewood Beijing. No trip to Beijing is complete without trying the Beijing Peking Duck, which we had at the Da Dong Restaurant.
Michael Kors Spring Summer 2017 Presentation: We arrived at Gingko Arts Centre on the 12th January to the press presentation, which featured complete looks from Michael Kors Collection, MICHAEL Michael Kors, and for the first time in South East Asia, Michael Kors Men’s. As you can tell from the photos, this season is all about the “Power of Romance” for Michael Kors Collection – there are tailored jackets and coats one moment, and playful skirts the next. Michael Korsplays with summery floral prints and ruffles too – basically creating outfits that are befitting of a chic European summer picnic. You’ll definitely see elements of the above trickled down to the more everyday wearable MICHAEL Michael Kors lineup, with a touch of glamour still maintained in every piece and outfit of course!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post and all my Instagram updates of the Beijing trip, for more, be sure to follow the #MKSpring17 hashtag!
CNY Must-haves: How to incorporate auspicious symbols!
Chinese New Year is approaching , which means you’ll spend the days house-visiting and nights playing mahjong and “Ban-Luck” (Chinese Blackjack). We compile a list of essential clothing items for the new year festivities- featuring romantic blush tones and adorable pineapple prints. Injecting auspicious colours or elements into your ensemble doesn’t have to be dull: play with various fabrics like satin and silk, or experiment with shades and tones to add dimension to your outfit.
We love a statement piece, and what better way to start the new year than with some auspicious “Ong Lai” (Pineapple in Hokkien) on you? Pineapples are known to be symbols of wealth for Chinese New Year, so let this usher in more fortune and wealth for all of us!