Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Face Shop - Natural Sun Eco Bloggers Party

I attended the Natural Sun Eco Bloggers Party hosted by none other than one of my favourite Korean brands; 
The Face Shop!

The party was held at Backstage Cafe, a nice and cozy cafe with cool woody interior located in the very unassuming industrial Kallang neighbourhood.
We were greeted with warm sunshine the moment we stepped into the cafe as the team from The Face Shop did a very good shop in setting up for the launch. 


Our pretty host Alethia, also dressed in sunny yellow for the sunflower theme! 
Welcoming all of us and introducing us to the Natural Sun Eco Range.

Why did The Face Shop name this range Sun ECO Range???
Simply because they believe in eco friendly beauty!
Ingredients used for the production of this line are also obtained from organic sources.
Organic mean growing on soil/ground that are free or have not been exposed to man made pesticides and fertilizers etc..  
The product comes with a double sealed sticker to ensure product freshness.

We were treated to canapes and drinks while waiting for the presentation to begin.

Next up, 
a product demonstration by trainer Cariscia on the winner of Top Girl 2013; Sheena Phua 
using the Natural Sun Eco Smart Cushion.
A product I've grown to love alot cos it not only provides sun protection of SPF50+++ PA, 
it provides some light coverage on my not so perfect skin!

Sheena looking all radiant and dewy skinned after the application of the BB Smart Cushion!
Picture time while waiting for our light dinner!
Love their personalized name tags :)

Pretty Melissa & Chloe

With Gin :)

There was even a time for us to play the Suncare Blingo Challenge!

Chloe won something!

Time for some pictures and exploring around the cafe!

The array of cakes and drinks at the cafe

All of us were gifted with a personalized stalk of Sunflower,
the theme for this range of products.

With Chloe!

With Chloe & Melissa :)

With Ena :)

What all of us went home with!
A special thoughtful gift package from The Face Shop :)

Let's take a look at what's inside the package!

1) Natural Sun Eco Smart Cushion SPF 50++ ($41.90)

I really like the packaging of this product!
Its sealed with a sticker to ensure product freshness and to maintain sanitary quality.
The product comes with a non porous sponge which is really good cos it doesn't absorb the product, ensuring that most of the product can be applied on your face instead!

This product is quite moist, gives you sun protection and it provides light coverage too!
Great for those of you who like some coverage without piling on the makeup.
It can also be used for touch ups by layering over your existing makeup .

You can set the look with finishing powder.  
I set my look with my compact powder for more coverage cos of my lack of blemish free skin.  

2) Natural Sun Eco Power Long-lasting Sun Cream SPF 45+++

It has a lotion texture with milky feel.
Though it has a whitish look when you first apply it on your skin, it blends right into your skin without any hint of the initial "white" that you saw.
Great for layering under makeup as a makeup base!

Did you know that the fairer you are, the higher SPH you need?
This product has SPF45 which is great for even the fairest skinned girls out there.

When applying this product, 
start with a small amount then slowly layer on more if needed.
Don't squeeze out too much on the first application! 
3) SMIM Fermentation Concentrate Total Treatment Essence

The package came with the small travel sized bottle, the full size bottle is my own.
I've been using this product ever since January and I really really like it!
The sales consultant recommended it while I was doing Christmas shopping back in December.

Its a very popular range by The Face Shop!
This Fermentation Essence has nanofied particles that is easily absorbed by the skin and the skin feels soft and light after application. 
It also prepares the skin for better absorption of the following skin care products. 

Use a cotton pad for application and swipe upwards during application. 
The upward movements ensures that the product gets absorbed into the pores 
and the cotton pad sweeps away the dead skin cells.  
Talk about killing two birds with one stone!

Outfit of The Night!

The theme for the bloggers party was SUNFLOWER like their Natural Sun Eco Range 
so all of us were dressed in sunny shades of YELLOW!
I love dressing up to themes or styles so naturally I was really exited about attending this event! 
Paired my sunny yellow midi skirt from The Tinsel Rack with a cute daisy print blouse from Bangkok.
Completed my look with my black booties from Charles & Keith, black necklace and daisy earrings from Lovisa and my favourite high bun!

Thank you Face Shop for the fun filled party and the thoughtful gift package!

If you want to check out The Backstage Cafe,
here's the address:
158 Kallang Way, 349245
Phone: 6743 6893
Opening Hours: 10am to 9pm daily.

Have a lovely Wednesday!

Thursday, 24 April 2014

American Express + Hungry Go Where presents 30licious Meal Deals at KOI Sushi + Izakaya!

Jointly presented by American Express and Hungry Go Where,  
all American Express card holders get to enjoy this special 30licious meal deal for $30++  from 27th March to 25th April 2014!
Worried that the participating restaurants do not serve the cuisine you like?

Well fret not,
with over 30 restaurants to choose from, you can be rest assured to be spoilt for choice!
Some of the participating restaurants include: 
KOI Sushi + Izakaya
Etna Italian
Peony Jade at Keppel Club
Sopra Cucina & Bar
Golden Peony at Conrad
Platypus Kitchen
Chikusen Japanese Restaurant

For the full list of participating restaurants, you can visit 
Don't forget to utilise your American Express card when you dine at these restaurants to enjoy the special deal!

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a culinary event at KOI Sushi + Izakaya on 
89 Club Street with afew other friends.
Special thanks to Melissa Jane for the invitation! :)
Our taste buds were treated to delicious sushi specially prepared by the chef.

Their 30licious Menu include these dishes:

1) Edamame
2) Mix of 3 Sashimi
3) Salmon Aburi
4) California Roll
5) Tuna Aburi
6) Spicy Tuna Roll

*Minimum of 2 diners required. Limited to a maximum of 12 diners (weekday) and 20 diners (weekend) per booking. 
**Valid from 27 March – 25 April 2014 only. Available for dinner from 6pm – 10pm, except on Fridays and Sundays.
***Not valid with other discounts, offers, promotions and/or vouchers.
Alright, let's allow the pictures to do the talking! :)
The exterior of the restaurant

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Time for FOOD!!!
Yummy Edamame!

Pretty Pink Cherry Blossom Drink!

The chef hard at work!

Sashimi Platter

Chef preparing the Aburi

All ready for the FIRING process!
I took a video of the process on my IG,
Hop over to check it out! :)
Find me at @theoctoberroad

Looking yummy everyone ;)

California Roll
Reminds me of the "Sushi Chain" game I play on iPad 

Tuna Roll

My company for the night!

Good food, good company.

KOI Sushi + Izakaya
89 Club Street
Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 01:00
Sat: 17:00 - 02:00
Closed: Sun & PH

Don't forget to enjoy the 30licious for $30++ meal deals at participating restaurants with your American Express Cards!
Promotion valid from 27th March to 25th April 2014.

Enjoy your weekend!