Friday, 14 November 2014

STEELSERIES SIBERIA ELITE PRISM

Hi everyone! 

How has your week been so far! I'm excited to share that SteelSeries is introducing the New Siberia Headset Family and I got the chance to review the Siberia Elite Prism

As a gamer who wants a fuss free headset with a sleek design, the Siberia Elite Prism fulfils my every criteria. It is the closest to my dream headset for the design and its simplistic functions. 









When it comes to technology, I favour fuss-free setups and easy accessibility to the various functions. The Elite Prism hits the nail on the head. All I had to do was remove the packaging and plug in the gear. 

Personally, i detest having to go through a long detailed manual to learn about my products, hence, it is a true delight to note that the manual was a mere few pages and the download process took less time than boiling an egg! The only down side is that I had to kickstart the installation process via the brand’s website. 

After toggling with the technicality of the headgear system, I have to say this is one of my favourite complements for my gaming system. 

In addition, the ear cups cushion my face relatively well. such luxury are seldom enjoyed by me for my face is too slim for the conventional gaming headgear. However, there is one drawback I noticed after prolonged usage. The cord connecting the headpiece to my computer is simply too short. Every movement causes a shift in the placement which disrupts the flow of my gaming. Hopefully, this can be rectified in the future models. 

Oh did I mention that you can easily tweak your audio with the included dials on each earcup, one to mute the mic and one to adjust the volume? How cool is that?! You can further enhance Siberia Elite Prism’s sound using their powerful SteelSeries Engine 3 configuration software on PC and Mac by adjusting the 10-band equalizer, switch between presets and manage the microphone and Dolby options. 

I like that all of these tweaks can be saved to an unlimited amount of profiles that will auto-load depending on which application or game you launch. For instance, i would use a different profile for watching a movie and playing dota 2! This makes switching between profiles hassle-free, giving you complete control over your sound. Cable adapters for PC, Mac, PS4 and mobile devices offer a multiplatform, high-end sound experience.  

One last perk I feel like shouting out to the world is the constant light change at the sides of the headgear! Frankly, it took all of my self-restrain not to look into my reflection to watch the light show.




If you’re looking to get a gift for a friend who’s really into gaming and deluxe, competition-grade headset (especially for Christmas!), this is the one you should look into buying.

Available now in Black and White.
Price: SGD299
You can find them in stores at Cybermind, Newstead and Gamepro. 
SteelSeries Siberia SG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SteelSeriesSG

x

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

CRABTREE & EVELYN DAMASK ROSE SKINCARE COLLECTION REVIEW

From one of my favourite beauty brands, Crabtree & Evelyn, comes a new line of everyday skincare products, one of which I've been trying out for the past 1 month and have finally been able to get down to reviewing! Crabtree & Evelyn's The Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection features sensorial products with botanical-based formulas that make daily skincare an appealing ritual. 

The Damask Rose Everyday Skincare Collection is formulated with natural ingredients chosen for their ability to deeply moisturise and rejuvenate even dry and sensitive skin. I'm an oily-combination skin type with sensitive skin and living in a hot tropical climate such as Singapore can prove to be even more detrimental to our skin so I was excited to see if these products would be suitable for our weather. 

I chose the Freshening Cleansing Lotion, Relaxing Micellar Water and Hydrating Day Lotion to cleanse, tone and moisturise respectively. 

FRESHENING CLEANSING LOTION (100ML, SGD28)



The first step to a healthier, smoother complexion is to prep the skin by removing all impurities from the skin’s surface to create a ‘blank canvas’. When the skin is thoroughly cleansed, it will more readily receive the benefits from the moisturisers applied afterwards. 

This lightweight water cleanser gently dissolves all traces of makeup leaving my skin feeling fresh and hydrated. At the heart of this gentle cleanser is the French damask rose blended with aureobasidium pullulans that helps clear dirt and debris from the skin’s surface while nutrient-ric ice plant helps to purify. 

Simply shake to instantly blend the oils and actives and apply onto a cotton pad and sweep over face. I love how gentle this cleansing lotion but I find that is only sufficient to clean the face and not strong enough for mascaras or liquid eye liners.

RELAXING MICELLAR WATER (150ML, SGD30)



Secondly, tone! Toning is a step that many women seem to deem unimportant but is actually a vital step to condition and rebalance the skin and help the rest of your skincare products to work more efficiently. 

Tone your skin with this intensely moisturising blend of French damask rose, hollyhock and rose of Jericho that helps to improve the skin’s flexibility and resilience. 

HYDRATING DAY LOTION (50ML, SGD50)


Moisturisers and masks encourage skin to achieve its full potential. Following cleansing and toning, protect and nourish the skin to lock in all the moisture.

This lightweight moisturiser infused with an array of skin-quenching botanicals provides long lasting hydration. Formulated with French damask rose to nourish the skin and improve tone and texture while aureobasidium pulluans makes skin appear firmer. Nutrient dense green caviar and ice plant boost moisture levels and macadamia helps skin glow with youthful vitality. 

I love the consistency of this moisturiser, it's almost a blend of gel and water and makes my skin feel so comfortable when I apply it on, and I only need less than a 10-cent coin size which makes this product value for its money!

Massage a small amount over cleansed and toned face, neck and décolletage, working upwards in circular motions. It’s even gentle enough to be used around the eye area! It absorbs into the skin quickly and doesn’t leave a sticky residue. 

SOOTHING MOISTURE MASK (5 MASKS, SGD33)



Almost every other day, I would indulge myself in a mask or 2. It has become a regular routine and I feel that it greatly enhances my skin’s complexion. My skin feels more supple ad hydrated and does’t oil up so quickly as compared to the past. I encourage women all ages to pamper yourself as often as possible and why not with Crabtree & Evelyn’s new Soothing Moisture Mask or Restoring Hydration Mask?

The Soothing Moisture Mask is a 10-minute instant fix that has lasting results. Other than extracts of moisturising French damask rose and antioxidant vitamin E, this mask also contains Hollyhock and rose of Jericho to improve texture and tone by drawing moisture into the skin and preventing evaporation, particularly helpful as a remedy for mature or dry skin. 

Their Restoring Hydration Mask on the other hand helps to hydrate and bring a healthy glow to the complexion. Green tea helps maintain the appearance of youth, aided by the skin tightening effect of oat kernel. Also, panthenol, a derivative of vitamin B5, helps to improve moisture retention, sooth and repair. 

I would suggest alternating between these 2 mask every 3 days or every day if that’s possible. Remove the mask after 10-mins and apply your regular eye products and seal off with your moisturiser. 

I think the packaging can be improved but I do love the delicate scent and gentle yet effective products suitable for many skin types. I was also pleasantly surprised that their pricing is very reasonable and I'm sure this would open up many options for young girls and women who are on a budget spending. 

Finally, some photos from the launch that was held last month at their Takashimiya S.C. flagship store. 









Thanks for reading and I'll be back soon with another review! Have a great weekend sweets :)

x

Monday, 29 September 2014

1028 VISUAL THERAPY NEW PRODUCT REVIEWS

ADVANCED WHITENING CREAM FOUNDATION (SGD34.90)


My first time using a cream foundation and I am pleasantly surprised that I liked how it transfers onto my skin. Feels slightly balmy and creamy even. I use the sponge to dab onto my face and where it's most delicate around my eyes, I would use my fingers to gently pat til' there are the product blends seamlessly into my skin. Coverage is a light to medium one and has quite a good lasting power (5-6 hours).

Since I only use a portion of the sponge to apply the product, I would recommend washing it once a week to make sure it's clean for each application! 

Available in 2 shades: Light Beige and Natural Beige


DAZZLING BLUSHER (SGD18.90)


I was sent Peachy Lady and I love the shade and how well-pigmented the formula is. Its silky powder contains light mineral base extract to provide a natural and long lasting look. Only wished the brush that came with the packaging was a tad bigger, would have aid in giving the application a more consistent one.

Available in 3 shades: Pinky Barbie, Peachy Lady and Sunny Sweetie


TA SPOT CORRECTIVE CONCEALER (SGD19.90)

Formulated especially to target spots/ blemishes and acnes, 1028's TA Spot Corrective Concealer contains 2% of Tranexamic Acid which helps to lighten dark spots while its tea tree extract reduces inflammation of acnes and improve healing process. 

You only need a tiny bit to achieve a good amount of coverage and the other benefit is that it comes with SPF15. It looks very natural on the skin and is quite long lasting.

Available in 2 shades: Light Beige and Natural Beige

And here's the final look:

What'dya think?


You can find these items at selected SASA stores - 100AM, Wisma Atria, Jurong Point, Parkway Parade, Bedok Mall, Lot 1, Causeway Point, Plaza Singapura, Vivo City, Tampines One, Westgate, Junction 8, Novena Square, Great World City. 

Hope you enjoyed this short review! Good luck! :)


Monday, 15 September 2014

#OOTD LALU






Top: Lalu
Skirt: JRunway
Styling: Me
Photography: Leng Keong

Throwback to a month ago when I finished a short series of photos at Greenwich with Leng Keong, I always love how our photos turn out and this time it was no different.

I mixed and matched the bright yellow crochet top (such a happy colour ain't it?) with a high-waisted skirt that seems perfect for weekend getaways! Both materials feel really comfortable and you don't get the stuffy feeling when you put them on for too long which is a huge plus due to our humid weather in Singapore. 

Til' my next entry, good luck! :)

x

Thursday, 4 September 2014

GUERLAIN KISSKISS ICONIC LIPSTICK 2014


The new KissKiss Shaping Cream Lip Colours are now in stores! In an iconic black, glossy cube tube reminiscent of a woman's sexy silhouettte, there are 24 new shades to pick from for any occasion!




I picked out Rouge Kiss in 325, a bold, sexy red colour that would love sublime in any LBD combination. It has a creamy texture and glides on like butter but feels extremely light and moisturing even after prolonged wear. Most importantly, it doesn't bleed out and the formula is amazing with good coverage!

Check out the new range at all Guerlain outlets, I doubt you'll leave empty handed.



Saturday, 30 August 2014

#OOTD X CASUAL FRIDAY CHIC

Hi everyone!

It's great to be back after all these time. I've been catching up on rest and getting my korea article up on TheSmartLocal.com. It should be published soon, can't wait for you all to read it, especially those of you who are hoping to make Korea your next travel destination soon, hope you get some ideas from the feature.

Anyway, here's a quick OOTD series I shot with Leng Keong 2 weeks back.

Hope you like it!











I paired a soft cotton shirt from Sans & Sans with these striped pants for the ultimate chillaxed look for a night out of food and drinks with family. The pants are crisp and fitting and I love how long and straight they make my legs look haha. 


Top & Pants: Sans & Sans
Shoes: Zara
HairNext Salon
Styling: Me
Photography: Leng Keong




Foundation: Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in 002
Powder: Jill Stuart Loose Powder in 01
Brows: Bobbi Brown Brow Pencil in Grey
Eyes: Shiseido MAQuillAGE Palette in BR722
Eyeliner: Laneige Artplay Eyeliner
Cheeks: Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek in PK301
Lips: Chanel Rouge Allure in 23

Will be posting another OOTD soon this coming week! Meanwhile..

Stay gold x

Sunday, 3 August 2014

BACK FROM SOUTH KOREA

Hello blog readers!

I hope the week has been swell for you, sorry I didn't update the blog, I've been away on a trip to Korea this week and just came home! It was a trip organised by the Korea Tourism of Singapore and I was invited as a writer under TheSmartLocal.com.

Will be publishing a 2 part entry on TSL by next week, I took almost 800 photos and I hope they turn out good!

Here's a couple for your viewing's pleasure until I get the post up!

Have a great Sunday and I hope to be back with more entries and videos soon! :)




OOTD:
Dress: Lalu
Shoes: Converse


Saturday, 19 July 2014

ATELIER COLOGNE X ESCENTIALS




I've been wanting to review a new range cologne that has recently arrived our shores and charmed many experienced noses at its soft launch at Escentials.

Atelier Cologne was born out of a serendipitous encounter between Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel. Perfume had always been their passion and their profession, with both having equally strong  backgrounds in the fragrance departments. 

Their dream was to create colognes of character to be worn as pure perfume, while exalting the characteristic and magic freshness of cologne. Together, they present to you Cologne Absolue.





I loved the way Christophe illustrated how he met his wife, how their chance meeting gave birth to  Atelier Cologne. Second thing I love about the range is that all smell distinctively different on their but are still able to layer on one another if you wanna.
My 2 favourite picks are: 

Christophe was extremely smart to have 'opened the show' with this happy, exuberant scent, Orange Sanguine (100ml, SGD170). It smells exactly like freshly peeled orange skin, the kind of scent you'd wear out for a picnic with friends, laughing and celebrating youth, sunshine and breakfast moments.



Top notes
blood orange from Italy
bitter orange from Seville
red mandarin from Italy

Heart notes
jasmine from Egypt
geranium from South Africa
black pepper from Madagascar

Base notes
tonka bean from Brazil
sandalwood from Indonesia
cedarwood from Texas

The other fragrance that tore me apart, which I eventually bagged home is Oolang Infini (100ml, SGD200). This is what I would wear on a daily basis, it smells just like how I'd wanna smell, firm, collected and understated.
A scent that makes you wanna go back to it again and again and again, like a baby's scent lol. It's so easy to be comfortable in it, the soft musky scent settling in for long periods of time without having to re-apply it again  throughout the day. Definitely lasting and worth every penny paid.



Top notes
bergamot from Calabria
Tunisian neroli
freesia

Heart notes
oolang tea
jasmine from Egypt
blond leather

Base notes
tobacco flower from the Balkans
gaiac wood from India
musk

 Now available at: Escentials Paragon #03-02/05 and Escentials Tangs Beauty 1.