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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Event: Origins Plantscription at Prive + Randoms

guess whaaattttttt hardworking blogger is back again today! :D :D :D
#self-congratulatary *pats self on back*

i've had a little bit of spare time, so i'm taking the chance to blog as much as i can, before i start getting all backlogged and end up blogging things that happened two months ago! (honestly, most of the time if i don't get to blogging about something within a few weeks, i probably never will! lost interest already. hahaha. i prefer to keep readers updated on more current happenings too!)

you were probably still enjoying your beauty sleep one fine Saturday morning, but a group of us girls were breakfasting at Prive Cafe, Keppel Bay, and getting all excited over a preview of Origins' Plantscription range, a new anti-aging collection that will be hitting our shores next month! :)
i'm actually a huge fan of Origins products, especially their masks! they are products that really work for me, and i was veryyy looking forward to attending this session!
spot Ling again with her crazy ombre pink hair. haha! we look quite a sight together, her with her pink/purple hair, and also my pink streaks in my hair.
the lovely team from Origins shared a short presentation on Plantscription with us, and we got to test the different products too! (will not be blogging about the products themselves yet, so wait for my review in another couple weeks' time!)

here's what i learnt:

if you think you're too young to have to bother about anti-aging, think again! did you know that signs of aging starts as early as age 25??? which happens to be my age :( prevention is always better than cure, and you don't want to have fine lines, wrinkles, loss of radiance and skin elasticity plaguing you before your time is up!

you may have heard of, or tried products containing Retin-A, which is currently one of the most effective chemicals available via doctor's prescription to combat anti-aging. however, the problem with Retin-A is that it's such a strong chemical that the side effects are numerous: dry, flaky skin, increased sensitivity to the sun, stinging, redness and irritation, and may even cause major acne breakouts, due to the skin being too sensitive! :( 

and here's where Origins Plantscription comes into the picture. being formulated with a natural plant extract, Anogeissus, as well as other natural ingredients, Plantscription has been clinically proven to be 88% as effective as any Retin-A prescription, BUT without any of those side effects mentioned earlier! it is much gentler and kinder to your skin, while still working its magic!


well, i got to bring home the Plantscription Anti-aging cleanser, toner, and eye treatment, and i've already started using the Plantscription range religiously!! so i'll be back in a couple of weeks to share my review on how well i think these products work, as well as conducting a give-away! :D :D :D

back to Prive Cafe, we carried on with brunch after the sharing session, and i must say i was pretty disappointed with my food. ordered the Ultimate Brekkie ($20) and it was so bad :( the sunny side ups were literally swimming in oil, the sausage was dry and tasteless, the toasted bread tasted stale and soft, and even the mushrooms (you can hardly go wrong with mushrooms) were so oily i couldn't enjoy them fully.

definitely not gonna order that at Prive Cafe again. what a waste of stomach space and money! the omelette, eggs ben and pancakes fared a little better, from what i heard.
not really my kind of breakfast after all. i should have just stuck to the muffins and croissants :S

nonetheless, Prive Cafe is a decent restaurant with lovely ambience and a picturesque view of the stunning waterfront at Keppel Bay, so it would be a nice place to chill for brunch or dinner! will not order the Ultimate Brekkie again.

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Prive Cafe
2 Keppel Bay Vista, 
GF Marina at Keppel Bay, Singapore 
Tel: +65 6776 0777 

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another picture with pretty Ling! :)
and here's some of the other pretty ladies present at the event, Beatrice, Selene, Melissa (thank you for the picture!!) together with Ling and myself! :D
pardon the height difference, poor Ling was suffering from a sprained ankle and could only hobble around in flats! :X
 
my outfit! :) Ashford Pastel Blazer in White (unreleased), Springfling Denim Bralet in Florals, and Crayola Two-Pocket Shorts (unreleased) all from TheVelvetDolls teehee. loving my flatforms from Sœurs too! 
close-up of the pretty prints, and my arm candy that isn't very visible heh.

once again, thank you to the wonderful team at Origins for extending the invitation to a very lovely session, and i will be back with a review of the products soon! the full Plantscription Anti-aging collection will be available at all Origins counters from August 2012 :)

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anyways, i bought a new bag, and it is making me very happy!!! :D :D :D got it on sale as well, which makes me doubly happy! unfortunately, the GSS is ending, and the only bit of sale shopping i did was 2 months ago when GSS started, and getting this bag! ah well :(
i had to add lots of stardust and cosmic sparkles to this photo. I LOVEEEE IT! it's a huge bucket bag and i'm  gonna bring it with me overseas in a few days time. teehee. the size is so awesome cos i can even fit my laptop and iPad both, inside!
also a closer look at my gorgeous and insanely comfy flatforms, from Sœurs! they are so easy to walk in, and the nude colors makes them super versatile too! Sœurs is located at Cathay Cineleisure, #02-12! :) just mention that you're a reader and you'll get 10% off regular purchases!
more shopping buys of the week. i realize that shopping really does help me de-stress, or rather, i tend to spend without thinking when i'm stressed! :( but well, one can never have enough makeup/skincare products, no? :X

also in preparation of my trip, because it's gonna be summer in Italy, so it will be lots of sun, and it will be hot hot hot!!! got the Sunplay SPF75PA++ Body Mist Sunblock, as i really don't want to come back a shade or two darker D: 

i hardly buy Laneige products, but the Brightening Sun Powder with SPF50+ PA+++ sounds like the perfect product for me to carry around when i'm running about under the sun, as i'd be able to touch up my oily T-zone and enforce on sun protection at the same time! :D

my other buys: Maybelline Hyper Sharp Liner 0.05mm, KATE Eyebrow Mascara, and Heroine Make eyelash curler! don't you just love drugstore cosmetics. will review these products when i get to use them!

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couldn't resist re-working a similar outfit as to the one above, except with my new bag this time, and the Jagger Distressed Denim Shorts in Dark Wash (unreleased) from TheVelvetDolls! :) it looks a little more toned down instead. white blazers are so timeless, and it instantly adds style points to a casual get-up!
tiny little details like the pretty sunburst button and distressed denim are love.

going to bed now, so that my liver can do its work! LOL. i actually stopped jogging the past couple of weeks, because i figured that getting enough sleep and rest is more important to me at the moment than waking up at 6am to run. though i definitely want to resume the jogs when i'm back from Italy! two more days, and i haven't even packed D:

good night everyone! :) have a fabulous week ahead!

PS. the winner of the CURE give-away is Carol Yeo! :) will be emailing you shortly! 
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