Thursday, February 24, 2011

Estée Lauder Cyberwhite Workshop: Snow White and her 4 helpers (Part 1)

Ever wonder why Snow white made it to the top 7 Disney most popular story and was the very first story made (1937) that started the legend of the Disney Princesses. Simply because she is so white and fair!

No doubt we have Pocahontas and Aladdin's girlfriend, Jasmine, who represents girls who have natural born healthy sun-kissed complexion.Okay, I ain't those girls. I would become uneven dark skinned girl just standing under the sun for just mere 2 hrs, so between becoming an uneven dark skinned girl or a fair even toned girl, I choose the latter. So my desire to becoming fair and even toned is a LIFE-LONG quest. 

I have explored many beauty products and I am ashamed that I have not shared that yet, so here is a start!

ESTEE LAUDER Cyberwhite Brilliant Cells Full Spectrum Brightening Skincare, shall be the first product range I share! and Estee Lauder has organized a Blogger challenge! Ten Bloggers have been selected to attend a workshop by Estée Lauder to try out as well as understand their products. And I am one of them!!!!
Thank you for selecting me!

As the saying goes 真金不怕火炼,(meaning pure gold can be tested under fire) we were there to test the products.

One thing I must say, for this workshop I didnt wear make up at all, so here are my most bared posts you will ever see!!! And I just did Lasik the day before, so my right eye is still red. (yeah, I will be sharing my Lasik post soon!!!!) So warning first hor, in case you faint by my non-make up look!

I was really excited going to the workshop!! The place was so nicely furnished and so white!!!
We were greeted by friendly Estée Lauder's staff, who were all smiley and hospitable.

Me, being a A typical Arian, impatiently looking for the best seat, settled down, open my note book all ready to listen and try the product.

Our experts explaining how to take care of our skin.

This is me trying out the toner! hehe! yes, my red eye because of LAsik.Oh fret not, the redness is normal. My surgery went well.

This gadget actually shows you in detail on your skin condition, which kind of freak every girl out, cause it shows the tiniest dark spot you have!!!!

Oh man, look at my small surface spots!!! quick!!! Somebody help!

After using the full range, I could see my skin becoming fairer instantly!!!! 


So its time to take photos with the lovely bloggers!!!

Mole Mole, me, Sharon and Winnie

Me and bubbly Supergirl!!!

Me and Cherie!!! And with all zealous Estee Lauder's staff!!! 

And the whole group!!!
Here are the ten bloggers!!
Check out their amazing blogs, how I know, becos I read them!!!

Before we leave, we were given a goodie bag and look!

As you can see, I am very happy!

I have been given the following out of the New CyberWhite Brilliant Cells series (worth over S$400)

1) Full Spectrum Brightening Moisture Creme
2) Full Spectrum Brightening Essence

3) Full Spectrum Brightening Moisture Lotion

4) Full Spectrum Brightening UV Protector SPF50/PA+++

Each post I would introducing 1-2 product from the range and review
so keep a look out!  

Well, if you want to try or receive the products as well, here is what you can do!!!

1) Click to "LIKE"  EsteeLauderSG Facebook

2) And start joining the BRILLANT CELLS GAMES at HERE! from 25 Feb 2011 onwards!! The game allows you to exchange with others to try out Estee Lauder's products. 
More details can be found on the website!

3) Or you can VOTE for me to have a chance to be selected to win $200 worth of Estee Lauder products of your choice! Each week 3 voters will be selected!!!

Just simply click Here! to vote! 
Remember to "Like" EsteeLauder facebook SG first to gain access.

Its that simple!

4) You may also check out their signature services, which most people didn't know about! I love the 2 minute touch-up idea! Sometimes we are just so busy and rushing to meet friends, a nice touch up by an expert and you are good to go!

So what are waiting for, ladies!!!!

Love, Ariel

P.S. Have to bring down to 4 products. As I realised my sister's cleanser is the older version, so decided to focus on their latest launched products!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Grand Expectations 命运建筑师之远大前程

If you have been following Edward Lam Dance Theatre's "Urban Trilogy" theatre series, you won't be surprised that this year's Chinese Huayi Festival of Arts 2011 would have the last part of the triolgy in its schedule.

As the title reveals, its centers around the lives of urbanites. 

I have watched the first part "Design for Living", which depicts the skills of survival in present days.
Every episode would have a guest star usually a Taiwanese drama idol. So for the first part, they had Joe Chang, which was an excellent choice as the show was presented close to the period where the popular drama series It Started with a Kiss 2 was aired. The show was made lighted hearted and humorous because of him. And of cos with veteren Slyvia Chang as the lead, whats there to complain about.

And for PART 2, "Man and Woman.War and Peace" traces the cultural roots that laid the foundations of gender roles, which I missed it last year, oh man...

And Part III "Grand Expectations" tells stories of fortune and future.

This is a story about three young urbanites, apt representatives of their generation. This is a story about the pursuit of happiness, fortune and other grand expectations, true to the spirit of the times.

Baby (played by Lin Sin Jie) is a sweet young thing waiting for Prince Charming. Little Devil is a guy who wants to be ‘Somebody’. Both are “acting” partners, hired by companies to pose as a happy couple at marketing events. Their superb acting could move one to tears yet they really detest each other.

Moses is an architect climbing his way to the top. A suave man-of-the-world, he is at the property launch of his latest project when he notices a “pregnant” Baby and her young entrepreneur “husband”, Little Devil, in the midst of another brilliant performance, their “enthusiasm” rubbing off on the unwitting launch attendees.

He finds himself inexplicably attracted to Baby. He likes the way she looks, pregnant. He likes her uninhibited way of expressing herself.

He likes her so much that he makes her an offer she doesn’t refuse… an offer that ultimately leads all three to an unforeseeable future…

They only had 3 performance spread over 2 days during Chinese New Year, so me and my friends made sure we had our day kept free from any visitation to pai nian.

I was a little disappointed this time as I had high expectations for the show, I mean the title speaks for itself -" GRAND EXPECTATION". I was expecting much more since I was impressed with the first one. Despite havng Lin Sin Jie, a Golden Horse Award Actress, and David Wang, a familiar face in all 3 parts, the show failed to lift to its peak. I actually kind of fell asleep at some point, okay I admit, it could be the heavy lunch I ate before, muhahahaha. Maybe because I was expecting a little more humor, but I guessed it was a little more solemn since they have asked Lin Sin Jie this time, a serious actress known to choose films that are either fantasy, horror or thriller movies. She has no doubt displayed great acting, but the script was a little mundane and draggy at some points. I liked the 2 jesters in particular, I laughed the most whenever they appear.

It was overall alright for me, but not a closure that I was looking for.


Have to backtrack abit as I wanted to present the show first.
Went with my 2 close friends to watch the show. It was like a yearly event that we set on our calendar. Only with them will I turn completely Taiwanese. Haha. My lousy Chinese will spring out and Taiwanese accent. I LOVE TAIWAN. I went there like 4 times that one year, and still misses it like crazy.

We went to MOF to eat, haha coincidentally the exact same place we ate to watch the PART 1.

My delicious Stone pot of rice with beef, with additional sauce to add flavor. A good pick. Its quite similar to Pepper Lunch concept. The meat was nice and tender.

Sini with her yummy ramen.

Yanyi, my most "Taiwantrified" friend, who just returned from Taiwan with exciting and mind blowing stories.

I cant help but take a photo of the "hu" cos its really cute. hehe. like my very own teapot. 

We were on a tight budget, and I just spent a bomb on Jolin Tsai upcoming concert for a Cat A or B seat, cant remember. So I could only afford the cheaper tickets. hehe. Though I usually go for a Cat A-B seat for plays.

Watching the play with my close friends was one of my favourite part of the CNY.

Love, Ariel 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Year Continuation....

I have been so busy!!!!! I really wish to have more time to rest and watch TV... haha yes that my favourite past time. But ya, maybe because I just like being busy. I feel fufilled at the end of the day, as long as I know what I am busy with and ultimately the outcome of my busyness is what I have aimed.

Wanted to post this up long ago!

I bought this dress from Far East and totally fell in love with it. I wore it during Chinese New Year to pai nian... hehe. My relatives praised it to be really sweet looking. Not too overly red and harsh nor was it a too inauspicious black. I chose a subtle pastel pink.

 Hmmm I was a little stunned when I took the photo, so I wasnt prepared to pose. hehe.
Going to share about a play I went in the next post.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

No Strings Attached Movie Preview

So what's to do for tomorrow's Valentine's Day or the week ? Well, I would strongly recommend to have the movie NO STRINGS ATTACHED as part of your plan.

If you have watched the psychological thriller by Natalie Portman, you would need watch this film to witness her other persona. And get ready for the most original humor that I guarantee you to laugh hard! And yes, lots of explicit jokes that needs to be hidden from youths below 18.

My favorite part of the movie? When Ashton Kutcher was only down to a hand covering his... ehherm. Yep. that's how explicit it is but not as much as Lust Caution la! This is comedy not artistic film that is eager to win Bets Oscar Foreign Film!

In this comedy, Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) are life-long friends who almost ruin everything by having sex one morning. In order to protect their friendship, they make a pact to keep their relationship strictly "no strings attached." "No strings" means no jealousy, no expectations, no fighting, no flowers, no baby voices. It means they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, in whatever public place they want, as long as they don't fall in love. The question becomes - who's going to fall first? And can their friendship survive?

With Natalie Portman in her sweetness and Ashton with his boyish charm, I am totally into the storyline. Lots of surprises that I rather you don't ask too much about the details and be pleasantly surprise by the jokes in it.

Showing at all Cathay Cinemas on 14 Feb.
Showing at all Golden Village cinemas on 17Feb
Showing at all Shaw Cinemas on 17 Feb.

I give it a 4.5 star rating! Absolutely enjoyable!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Valentine Mini Collection & Flea Market on 12 Feb @ 'Scape

Dear Friends,

Visit Sunflowers on her hair for our latest mini collection!
Still looking for clothes your sweet Valentine's Day? Want to look good on that special day? Our mini collection has just right clothes for you!!!

Do visit us at our flea Market @ Scape Orchard (Beside Cineleisure) from 2pm onwards on 12 Feb!

We look forward to seeing you!!!!

Ariel Leong