Love Your Eyes with Sephora

New Year new look, and I took a leap into purchasing something from Sephora online. I am not the kind who will step into a beauty store or counter and buy make-ups because I’m a lazy woman. Putting on make-up and making oneself look like a million buck is fun and all, but the after process is one I drag.

The few times a year I do put on make-up is countable with one hand. With 2017 approaching and my age increasing, I decided it is time to get started dolling myself more frequently. So I invested into some eye make-up from Sephora.

The most troubled part on my face is my eyes. Those forever tired, panda lookalike and dry eyes is the part where I needed most coverage. So far, none of the products I used worked it’s magic on me. With zero knowledge of which brand or product to go for, I relayed on the reviews posted by other users from Sephora and bravely went with BECCA Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme.

BECCA Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme  in Brulee
BECCA Ultimate Coverage Concealing Creme in Brulee

The texture is creamy and makes application fairly easy. The coverage is not bad and it blends well with my liquid foundation.

Being the kiasu woman, I thought it will be safer if I buy another concealer in case the other one didn’t work for me. And so… I also bought the MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Concealer in R32 Peach Beige. Again this was purchased based on the recommendations and reviews on Sephora.

After the dark eye circles have been taken care of, next will be my forever sad brows. Every time I get it trimmed at the salon, the lady will encourage me to get it fixed more permanently with expensive process. I just cannot make myself pay the thousand bucks for eye brow. So I am going to try fix it myself with NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Micro Brow Pencil in Espresso.

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Micro Brow Pencil in Espresso

This brow pencil is seriously very micro! I was so afraid it will break when I use it. But because of the fine lines, I was able to touch up the brow lightly and try blend into the real brow.

I was about to click on my cart for check-out after I picked out those essentials, but the tiny voice in my head urged me to click on other product categories and browse a little first. In case I see anything else I like. And lo-and-behold! I added another item into my cart just because I love the cute packaging and variety in this tiny box of colors.

Just take a look at this cute shopping bag makeup palette! How can I not get it right?

SEPHORA COLLECTION Medium Shopping Bag Makeup Palette
SEPHORA COLLECTION Medium Shopping Bag Makeup Palette

This set comes with 12 lip gloss colors, 36 eyeshadow colors, 4 shades of blushers, 2 bronzers and a mirror! This is like the magic box where you open, tap some here and spread some there, and you get from plain Jane to va-va-voom! I haven’t got chance to try this out yet, but I will do it soon! New Year is coming right?

After this first shopping experience on Sephora online, I think I’m going to be stashing up on my make-up and beauty essentials online. It beats going down to the store and getting lost in there because there’s no user reviews for reference! And the categorizing of products is so much easier and faster for one to “window shop” online. Addictive!

If you are preparing to refresh your make-up stash too, or wanna get some new eye products to add-on to your collection, shop for them all on Sephora here!

Get Your Favourite Honey Creme soft serve at just $3.50

I’ve tried it twice and would usually avoid going near Honey Creme when I’m at 313@somerset, just because $6.90 for a small cup of soft serve is not something one will pay for every day. But when it’s only $3.50, why not?! Let’s have one every day if you wish.

For a limited time only, you can get any of your favourite Honey Creme soft serve at just $3.50 with Tring 313 app avaiable on App Store. Besides this sweet deal, there are more exclusive offers of up to 50% off food delights at 313@somerset too. However all these will end come 21 August!

Steps to getting your coupons on Tring 313

  1. Select Offers from the menu on the left.
  2. Browse the available offers and select the one you want to get.
  3. Tap on “Buy Now” button.
  4. Select “Pay with PayPal” or “Pay with Credit Card” and proceed as required.
  5. Once payment is complete, you’ll see the list of coupons you’ve gotten in “My Coupons”.
  6. Select the coupon you want to use and tap “Redeem”.
  7. You will need to hand your mobile to the merchant upon payment for them to enter their redemption code.
  8. That’s it! Now enjoy your offer!

New user who sign up will also receive a surprise welcome treat at Candy Empire, Chocolate Origin or llaollao (While stocks last). Download the Tring 313 app on App Store and head over to 313@somerset before the vouchers get snapped up!

Other promotions at 313@somerset

313 Foodie Alert, 22 Jul – 25 Aug

Be one of 3 weekly winners to walk away with $50 F&B vouchers. Simply log on to http://facebook.com/313somerset and guess the outlets in the flat lay photos that are featured in the 313 Food Guide.

Best Foodies Forever!, 22 Jul – 21 Aug

Dining with friends is always a bonding experience. Make it a winning one too! Share your amazing food adventures at 313 and be one of 8 foodies to win $100 313 vouchers. It’s a piece of cake, follow @313somerset and upload your photo on Instagram photo with hashtag #313foodie.

Check out more details on 313@somerset Facebook post…

This is one sweet and refreshing deal for all those catching Pokemons around Orchard Road. Catch these awesome foodie deals before they’re gone! No Poke Balls needed!

The Long Lasting Smartphone – Leagoo Shark 1

Smartphones are getting slimmer, sexier and bigger too. And many of us have also gotten used to the additional weight in our bags every day, with the need to bring along a power bank. Our smartphone is not built to last through a day of our hardcore usage – checking emails, chatting on WhatsApp/messenger, browsing through our many social networks, game playing, and video watching. For me, even before I reach my first appointment for the day, the battery in my iPhone 6 plus would have needed charging already.

The past few weeks I had another phone with me on my daily commute and work, the Leagoo Shark 1. After my trial, I concluded I need a phone with power battery that will last me through the day and not worry about forgetting to bring my power bank.

Leagoo is not a much talked about brand yet as it is relatively new in Singapore, launched less than a year ago but they are set to increase awareness and sales here in Singapore. Offering value-for-money products with a premium experience.

The Leagoo Shark 1, available in major electronic stores in Singapore is selling at just $399 without the need for any contract. If you are looking for a smartphone with a premium look and feel, and can last through the day without the need to charge, this is one to check out.

First let’s take a closer look at the Leagoo Shark 1.

Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

Looks good right? The photos taken by the phone is pretty decent too, I wouldn’t compare it with the other smartphones that are marketed to be the best smartphone cameras in the market, but the Sony 13MP BSI Camera works alright in well-lighted environment and produced photos in brilliant colours. I love how my food shots pop out from the photo when I shoot them with the Leagoo Shark 1.

Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

Here’s a panorama shot with the Leagoo Shark 1 from our staycation at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium.
Leagoo Shark 1 Smartphone Review

The 3 main features of the Leagoo Shark 1 which I personally like are the long-lasting battery life, the large LCD screen and the premium look.

With one-full charge of the 6300 mAh battery, the longest I could stretch with it was for 4 full days with it being my spare phone, where I mainly used it for browsing and video watching.

The Leagoo Shark 1 is my dedicated K-drama binge watching device. It’s 6-inch LG display with Full HD resolution is great for watching videos and game playing.

Curious to find out more about the Leagoo Shark 1 or their other range of smartphones? Check out their website and Facebook page.

Alright, now that I’ve done sharing about the phone, let me get back to catching my K-drama on Viu on my Leagoo Shark 1.