gardens by the bay part 1

Recently, I went to the Gardens by the Bay, and they just so happened to have their tulip display out! Might I just say, that Tulips are probably my new favourite flower. I love how they are planted and grow in huge bunches.  I took so many photos of the beautiful flowers, that I need to split this trip up into 2 posts. IMG_1809

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xoxo, Sarah

tarte review

IMG_1102 IMG_1106 IMG_1111 IMG_1113 IMG_1117I just got my very first Tarte Gifts from the Lipstick Tree Achiote Color Collection. I’ve heard so many people raving about this brand, so I thought Id just give it a try. The set comes with 3 products, the Maracuja divine shine lip gloss, Lip luster, and the Amazonian clay 12 hour blush!! I was most excited to try the blush, and true to its name, it really did stay on for about 12 hours straight, despite Singapore’s horrid weather. First things first,

Achiote is from a tree found around the tropical regions of South America, and is known for its vibrant and pigmented colour produced rom the seeds of the fruits.  Its such a pretty colour! urucum-achiote urucum powders1404623-main-LheroSo, it came like this. Wonderful packaging. I really am such a sucker for pretty packaging. I’ll buy it instantly. I’ll start reviewing the lip products. For the lip gloss. I noticed that there actually isnt really that much product, which im not exactly happy about. Its only that small bit above the beautiful flower design. Which isnt a lot really. However, it went on smoothly, and has this really minty/peppermint smell to it! I really love the flowers so, that won me over. The lip luster smells and taste the same too. Im not really a lip person, I actually really like my lips to be neutral toned. BUT! I must admit, this lip luster is like a lipstick and lip balm combined. Which makes it really attractive for me since I LOVE lip balms. The color goes on really well and stays for quite a long time.

The BLUSH!! Oh man, the blush is something I need to rave about. This blush stays on the whole entire day. Its pretty impressive since it stayed on for so long despite me sweating like crazy (I had cooked lunch that day). The color goes on incredibly pigmented. A little goes a long way I must say!

Overall, my initial experience with Tarte cosmetics has been a great success and I definitely hope to be purchasing more from this brand. Unfortunately, the Sephora here does not bring in Tarte. Hopefully, I’ll get to get some new products soon!!

xoxo, Sarah

Abercrombie & Fitch Singapore

On December 15th, the well known American brand Abercrombie & Fitch made it’s Southeast Asian debut and opened it’s flagship store here in Singapore! Just in time for Christmas shopping season!

Traditionally, to “attract attention” to their upcoming store, Abercrombie handpicks the hottest models from all their stores all over the world to stand in front of the new store,  donning only Abercrombie pants for ogling women (and probably some jealous men) to take photos with them. Needless to say, there was a massive crowd outside the Knightsbridge store here in Singapore. Everyone was excited to take photos with extremely gorgeous, shirtless men. This happened during the week of the opening.

Abercrombie & Fitch has that all American kind of traditional, yet fun style. I’d say its rather casual and cool men and women’s trendy American style.

The store’s layout was very much similiar to the one in New York which I visited. It was dark, speakers were booming, the whiff of the famous Abercrombie scent “Fierce” permeated through the air. It was extremely crowded too! Well, what can you expect, it’s a new store! I suppose having Asian staff makes the huge difference. Its hard for Singaporeans to convey that All-American culture, especially when greeting customers “hey, how’s it going?”. However, I’m pretty sure the Singaporeans welcome this “alien” brand! I’m definatley excited to have an Abercrombie & Fitch in Singapore!!

xoxo, Sarah