KAT VON D MAKEUP HAUL SEPHORA SINGAPORE

I kept on pushing down Kat Von D makeup shopping on my list these past few months because before it was not available in Singapore and I was slothful scouring for websites that sell her makeup line; I mean there are a few online shops out there but I was skeptical and I certainly don't wanna be scammed. With a plethora of online shopping websites to sift through, I found out that the most convenient & trusted site to purchase Kat Von D makeup is through sephora singapore.


I think what makes Kat Von D makeup line unique is that every product that she released in the market is designed for every makeup neophyte and pros alike. As a tattoo artist herself, Kat Von D's artistic talent is eminent through the rich colors and textures she incorporated into her products.



I was eyeing KVD makeup eons ago and I initially thought that it was just all infused with so much GOTHIC strain, it seemed that they are all like the usual dark shades that elicit instant groans of "too dark, too wild - not for me" among the majority of jaded makeup zealot. But then again when I got the chance to try her products out, KVD does her homework, this girl sure do know her colors, what works and the whatnot.

When Sephora announced this year that Kat Von D will be available online and in-stores, it was an edge-of-the-seat nail biter catastrophe. Women and beauty aficionados flocked to Sephora stores, (yes including yours truly) raiding KVD's alley and the rest was history.


I wasn't able to attend the launch and even the actual day that KVD personally went to Sephora ION Singapore due to work commitment, so I headed down a week after and tagged along a colleague. The sound of our stainless Sephora shopping basket clinking were music to our ears, the swatches and giggles brought about by her infamous Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks anchored more of my excitement. Before the staff even noticed us bogarting the lipstick wands, cotton pads, q-tips and makeup remover, we just had to stop and then carted a couple of boxes. While she opted for the nudes, I was drawn to the reds. I will share more of that haul in a separate post.

Since going to the outlet has been a no picnic zone for me recently, it was a relief to know that Sephora online carries KVD makeup, I can shop at the comfort of my own home from my laptop or mobile phone and can just click away and have the convenience of having the items delivered to my place. Gotta love online shopping, no pressure and KVD products are fully stocked, just like their actual shelves in stores. I liked that with Sephora SG Online I can find product by their brand names and can sort them by relevance, price, ratings, popularity, product zooming and of course, new arrivals! They got user-friendly interface as well that I think even a child can also conduct an an easy-breezy transaction. All these made online shopping way so much easier, right?




For now, let me share a few products which I have shopped online via Sephora Singapore website entailing corresponding reviews and swatches of each.


Dazzling Cafe Food Review







Honey Toast.a glorious block of bread punished with that decadent butter bath. yes. easy. sexy.







Japanese Brick Toast aka Honey Toast is a popular Asian dessert - basically a thick piece of toast or caramelized bread topped with anything sweet that turns your sweet tooth on. Name it, ice cream, butter, honey, fruits etc. A daunting and deceiving dessert if you will ask me but very irresistible. When you get that dessert digs, you might have tried Honey Toasts at dazzling cafe.

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Tim Ho Wan Singapore Food Review





TIM HO WAN  添好運  , IS THE MOST FAMOUS (& PROBABLY ze CHEAPEST) 1 MICHELIN STARRED DIM SUM RESTO FROM HONGKONG THAT MADE ITS WAY IN SINGAPORE. 

MUCH HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT THIS RESTAURANT SINCE IT OPENED ITS DOORS TO OUR CITY BUT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, IS TIM HO WAN STILL WORTH THE HYPE?





As expected, this place is always packed; so if you get crabby while queueing, well then simply strike it off your list. Like it's the only place in town that feeds the dim sum craving crowd noh?! So if you don't mind the drive and wait, prepare your bum to get stuck for minutes or even hours before you can grab a pencil and tick the box on that order form. In case you're too ravenous, don't chew on that pencil will you?








It's been years since I've dined here and when i had the chance, I found myself ordering the same thing. You step into Tim Ho Wan not expecting much only good dim sum - in my case, gewd PORK BUNS to be exact. 





ATLAS Medispa Korean Airshot Nano Therapy & New Space


Facial beauty salons or spas located inside Ngee Ann City or Takashimaya has always been an intimidating alley for yours truly. A decade ago, I can't help but be dazzled by the bells and whistles evident at the mall's facade - BVLGARI, Bally, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and my wish of experiencing a facial treatment is akin to drawing senseless pictures on a piece of paper. Draw, scribble, crumple, binned. 

In other words, just one look through its posh windows and I found myself fighting the urge to flee, hushing nonstop - "Come on Charles, dream on. There's no way you'll be able to go in there, let alone afford one of those luxurious pampering treatments."




That wish was previously made come true by of course ATLAS MEDISPA when I tried their facial services entailed with cutting edge technology from Korea. Have you read my first Atlas Medispa experience here



On that first visit (and review!), the experience may be totally impressive however it's ATLAS MEDISPA's peerless delivery of basics that won my heart over. Who wouldn't be? One of its owner/founder, Ms. Lorraine Tan is endowed with a flawless and camera-ready complexion that any woman of my age would surely love to have. 

I was again seamlessly penciled-in for an appointment by Atlas. Due to the influx of other personal stuff to attend to I kept on rescheduling my appointment however they were flexible, responsive and for that I honestly thank them for patiently accommodating me.  






what's new 

Soar to this 24th floor facial salon/spa, go ahead and melt into a space of pure rest and relaxation as ATLAS MEDISPA sets the right tone once you step into their new abode. 



They have been relocated from the 13th to the 24th level of the same building (Takashimaya, Tower B) and is now outfitted in the same Victorian vibe stirring more of that modern chic feel to it.  ATLAS MEDISPA is decked out with its usual professional character without overdoing its interior. 

It's a joyance on how they mesh the crisp, white walls,  crystal chandelier, sofas and couches with modern antiquity. Their new space is brimming with paintings and personal knick-knacks i.e customer testimonies and profiles. Meanwhile, those gold-brown walls scream that Victorian period of opulence and decadence. 

 




Sit on their comfy sofas while waiting or filling-up a form, they will serve you tea (in Victorian cups, of course!) and the only thing you'd wish for right there and then is an actual garden with beautiful blooms to complete your zen. Fret not, the garden might be too much but the place is adorned with fresh flowers enough to brighten up your day.


WICKED The Musical (Singapore 2016) Review Plus Media Call Happenings  + Backstage Tour




I guess this will be the last installment of my WICKED journey! The Backstage Tour, of course!! I missed this spectacular production last 2012 but I've waited and finally got not just to witness it but also had the chance to be a part of its press events and the whatnot.








So apparently my WICKED The Musical posts (and videos!) kept on pouring but #sorrynotsorry ! 




Anyhoo,  if you wanna have a short but a good laugh today you might wanna check out the two recent uploads I had on my YouTube Channel.

For the corresponding links just hover over title text!






KAT VON D Liquid Lipstick Swatches


Just thought of sharing the second date I scored with a very dear friend Becca AKA THELATEBLOOMER11. Some kinda late I know but nonetheless, moments like this ought to be published, CHOS!





Since I've got my media pass for ANNIE, I asked her if she could be my date and she said YES. She went to her very first Broadway Musical and said she honestly loved every minute of it. Before that since we got a lot of time to loiter around,  we just did some window shopping at Bath & Body Works.



The neighbouring shop which was Sephora didn't escape our radar. Major major hotspot was the Kat Von D kiosk and so we did some impromptu swatching! You might wanna kill your time by watching the VLOG here!


Thanks guys x




Til our next date Madame Becca x







Thanks for looking


KAT VON D Liquid Lipstick Swatches



WICKED The Musical (Singapore 2016) Review Plus Media Call Happenings 




Review

WICKED The Musical is pure ecstasy, both for the eyes and ears - from the costumes, settings, singing to the sense of pace or momentum of both Act I & II. Elphaba's (Jacqueline Hughes) butt-kicking high notes pulled up the lever of the show's overall capacity to well, entertain. Glinda (Carly Anderson) on the other hand will make you infectiously toss your hair the next morning you wake up. Just don't forget one thing, drop the Reese Witherspoon innuendo. 

This show is not all evil, what you can be assured of is that WICKED has a heart. And it ain't green. 







AT SOME POINT IN YOUR LIFE, YOU'LL GET TO CRADLE THIS COMFORT OF FEELING SAFE WITH A PERSON. YOU HUFF & PUFF, BUT YOU'RE SEWED UP THAT AN UNWAVERING HAND, MIND & HEART TAKES 'EM - THAT'S WHEN YOU KNOW THAT THAT FRIEND IS A KEEPER. 




Becca AKA THELATEBLOOMER11 and I finally went out on a date after 2 heaps years of being MIA. Things just fell off our plate and then one fine day we just managed to well, connect again.


meet madam becca AKA THELATEBLOOMER11 




We decided to meet past lunch time as I was penciled-in for an appointment with chanel. They've invited me for this facial and hand massage session with regards to a launch of a certain product range, was it the Hydra-Serum or? I totally forgot 'bout it sorry! 



Anyhoo, when we got there Becca went on straight for her facial first then I chose the hand massage, afterwards we'll swop. Thing is, I forgot that I have another facial scheduled the next day and as I don't wanna have facials in 2 consecutive days, I sincerely passed on it.






The facial & hand massage treat lasted for about an hour and a half, Becca said she almost dozed off inside the treatment room haha! 



I was being an irritable rat while she's doing her hand massage thingie. Guess I really missed her that much. Aww, sorry if you weren't able to enjoy every minute of that hand massage!!

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