And that's my quick shoutout! Since I didn't manage to do an advertorial for her (because I started showing when the clothes arrived), I thought this shoutout was the least I can do as the blogshop owner, Sarah, is really a nice person!
Well, thanks for reading and I hope everyone's busy getting into the festive swing of things! Catch you all around when I can!
Last Friday, the 19th of November, was Metro's annual Ladies Night event. I had talked about it within my earlier posts so if you have seen those you probably aren't a stranger to this event!
This was my first time ever attending a Metro closed door sale and I tell you, its crazy! Not sure why but I was not expecting it to be this crowded however, not only was it crowded, the cashier queues were kind of insane too! The atmosphere within the sale was lively and happening. I don't normally like to use the word 'happening', but that's they only thing I can think of to describe it.
There was music playing throughout the store through the speakers stationed on each floor and there was even an MC, Maddy, roaming the store sharing real-time news on promotions and on-going stuff - It was quite an experience.
The crowd at the entrance!
The cashier area. This is just the paying section, wait till you see the queue!
Both Kas (cocomotion) and Mag (makeupstash) were present at the event and we were each 'representing' or providing a demo session for a particular beauty counter in Metro. Kas was doing a demonstration for Tweezerman, Mag for Lancome and I was helping Clinique out, hence most of the shots I managed to take during the event was of Clinique and Tweezerman (Lancome's counter was too crowded!).
Clinique gift and box sets - I'm presuming all prepared for Xmas!
The clinique products that customers have all 'purchased'. You're given a slip to pay with and collect your products at the counter after payment.
Tweezerman tools all displayed and ready for the demonstration!
Mag and I!
I didn't manage to take many photos since the 'view' was pretty much the same everywhere - crowd, crowd and more crowd!
Though to 'make up' for it I have a super short video though it's really nothing except a view of the store, the cashier queue and the Clinique demo session! During the demo session the lighting gets a little funky as the Clinique counter top emits light so that darkens the image.
Here are some photos that Fiona (from Metro) had helped me take during my demo session:
The Clinique SA that helped me with this demonstration, Suzanna, is very friendly, even from my visits to Clinique before this event. I believe that a SA plays an important role in making you feel an 'emotional bond' to a brand and Suzanna gave me a very positive image for Clinique. Do look for her when you drop by the Metro Paragon branch and you will know what I mean!
After snapping some shots, as seen from above, I decided to put the camera away and enjoy the night shopping with Mag, Iris (rougedeluxe) and Kas - Metro had also been so kind as to enclose some cash value within the card (to be spent within their stores). We each sort of had an idea of what to check out and what to get so while we raided some counters together, we did go our own way for awhile to pick up our items.
Once done with the cosmetics section, I headed up to the clothing area with Mag and before we knew it, it was almost 11 and time to head to the cashier!
Took a quick shot of the haulage via the washroom mirror after we left the sale.
Saved this for the LG Challenge and over-writed the original, hence the scribbles!
After all that shopping we decided to go grab dinner (yes, we haven't eaten!) but by that time our options were very limited and we settled for dinner at Chatterbox, Mandarin Hotel. I've never eaten there before but I have heard about their famous 25-dollar chicken rice. Everything on the menu was about there in terms of price, so chicken rice it is!
Mag had their Beef Kway Teow
The chicken rice was rather nice, especially the soup, but for 25 dollars it's definitely not something I plan on eating everyday! The servings were rather generous though.
Last but not least, my personal haulage from Metro Ladies NIght only amounted to this much!
Left - Right: KOSE Seikisho Mask White, Shu Uemura Depsea Water Facial Mist (Bergamot)
Not very much at all! The rest of the items were little gifts for family.
I picked up the Shu Uemura Depsea Water Facial Mist after Mag recommended me to try it and while I guess I don't need another facial spray (hello Fix + which I've yet to use up!), I couldn't resist it. I wanted it in Rose but pity, Rose was sold out already.
As for the KOSE mask, need I say more? It's an intriguing thing that works like a giant blackhead pore pack (for your entire face) and I'm interested to know how that would be like and the results of it.
Shu Uemura Depsea Water Facial Mist retails for S$39, KOSE Seikisho Mask White retails for S$35
In all, I enjoyed my experience at the Metro Ladies Night and it was just crazy seeing how much people stocked up on during this event! It's not often beauty counters have discounts and promotions so taking this opportunity to get what you have been eyeing (or need to stock up on) is pretty worth it. If you wish to join in their next Metro Ladies Night, all you have to do is get a Metro card and it is super easy and fuss free to do so - as described in my earlier blog post!
In a way I am glad to have done this for Metro as my initial opinion of them was that it is primarily for working class adults and the atmosphere there being all professional and solemn - don't ask why! Though I guess it's not entirely the case so it was an eye-opening experience to see this fun side of Metro I didn't know about.
Disclaimer: Metro Privilege card and some cash value within the card was provided by Metro. All other opinions expressed are my own, am not affiliated to Metro and am not getting paid for this.
I was wandering around Anchor Point with the boyfriend (opposite Queensway Shopping Centre, for those who aren't sure) this afternoon after my medical appointment at Alexander Hospital. I always thought Anchor Point was kind of blah, but we thought to drop by anyway, to kill time. And thank goodness we did, cause who would have thought to find this:
(excuse the quality, it was taken with a 2mpx phone-cam)
Yeap, stacks and stacks of Everyday Minerals products ranging from eyeshadows, blushes, foundations and all. The best part is that they have testers available, so if you have always wondered what your Everyday Minerals foundation shade was, you could go down and swatch a little. Apparently this cart of gold was found in a very blah looking shop. It's one of those shops that are rented for a couple of months to house a sale so they don't bother doing it up. To get what I'm saying, this is the front. And yes it's a FOX Sale.
As for FOX merchandise, I'm sad to report I got so fascinated with finding Everyday Minerals here that I didn't browse the racks. I have never purchased Everyday Minerals from Singapore before, so I don't know what good rates are, but here are the prices:
(click to enlarge)
Though it's not worth buying, it's still nice to see the colors of the products in person. And as mentioned, for those looking for a foundation match, you can swatch here and go back and place a spree order if you feel this is pricey.
I tried to take close-ups of the products but failed quite miserably. Damn phone camera.
I have kind of gotten out of the Everyday Mineral phase and am not that into it anymore so I didn't purchase anything. I did swatch some of the gorgeous blushes though! haha. But I just thought I'd share this with those who are interested.
OH! And if you want to grab these, or check it out, do so before the 1st of November! That's when the FOX Sale is said to end.
I twittered about being at the Singapore Metro Sale at Expo, so I thought I would share what I had purchased.
Since today was the last day of the sale, needless to say, there weren't that many items left. I wasn't too impressed with the articles of clothing available so I didn't get that much. In terms of makeup, there really wasn't much either. The brands available were ELF (regular line), Kanebo, Coleur Inc (sp?) and some other random brands. Nothing interesting, totally passed on it all.
Here are the items I had manage to scavenge from what was left.
I know, super unflattering shot of it. No particular reason in getting this. I wanted a scarf, this was available and kind of cute so why not? Plus, it's not crazy thermal that you feel you'll just melt in it with Singapore's weather.
Just to prove this isn't a pile of blah, here are some shots of the scarf on me. I threw it over what I was already wearing, no meticulous style planning here.
But yes, enough of the scarf. I had also managed to find a rather cute dress. I'm not a big floral dress person and I feel a good compromise to wearing tube-like dresses are these:
I like how it can be worn to a dinner event such as a wedding etc with heels, and yet when paired with sneakers or pumps, you can totally hit the streets with it. So that is actually it for most of my haul, I did pick up something else. It is sort of an intimate wear set, yet also a bikini set in a way. I thought for awhile on whether I should post this up, mainly because it is intimate wear. I finally decided that a good way to do it without being so obvious would be a crop-off shot. I could just skip on posting this, but I thought it was too cute.
I say that this can be a swim wear too because it has a water-resistant feel to the material. Maybe not wearing the bottoms alone, but the top paired with some navy beach shorts would be great for a sunny day on the sand and seas. Though how often do I go to the beach right? Not much at all, for those wondering. Regardless, I think this is really cute and though it might not be a Monday to Friday entry, I think it's nice to have anyway.
On a sidenote, my parents had gone to this computing appliance sort-of store called Challenger and got me a new USB fan!
I don't talk about gadgets and such on here often, but I thought this was too cute to not give a mention. Plus it's so old-school and vintage feeling. For those wondering why i would need a USB fan, macbook (especially macbook pro) users might understand why. It is because the macbooks seem to heat up super fast and easily, especially macbook pros (mainly the older models since they are all 'metal' and such). So I use a USB fan to cool my laptop since laptop fan trays just don't seem to do the trick. I find that my laptop is able to function faster when cooled and I don't get all worried that I'm frying the motherboard.
So this wraps up my little haul entry. Nothing much, but I hope it was a good read nonetheless! <33
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