Want To Learn From The Pros? (Makeup and Styling)

Want to personally learn from the makeup pro? If you are in Singapore, join me and Carla K stylist on August 30th, 2012 from 6-10pm for a very unique workshop on learning how to dress according to your body type, shape, skin colour AND incorporate your makeup look. You get to work with a stylist and a professional makeup artist for the evening! Do you want to learn how to shop for your body shape, colour tones and personality? Get all the latest trends and how to wear/ mix them? This is your chance.

To get your advanced ticket, go to this link, book your space. This will sell out!

If you have always wanted to book a stylist/ makeup artist, our event is an informative and fun way to experience being styled while learning what suits you best from a fashion and makeup perspective. All important aspects of personal style will be addressed in one evening of fun, friends and good wine. Attendees will receive insider tips on the best online and retail stores in Singapore. There will be door prizes too! Don’t miss out.

Cannot wait to meet everyone!

New Work For Agency of The Year Awards June 2012 (Marketing Magazine Singapore)

I am super proud of this new editorial work, it is what makeup artists dream of, close-ups of lips, eyes, face, work has to be very precise (PRESSURE IS ON and we love that). When I got the news that this shoot was happening, I was beyond excited, this image was the cover of Agency of the Year Awards in Singapore for Marketing magazine.

Even better, the color of the lips is something I custom created myself using my trusted Makeup Forever Flash palette and on the face all Makeup Forever HD foundation for a clean finish. For this tone, I mixed a few hues and topped up with some gloss, although I’d say it was more a matte finish on the picture itself.

In Singapore you can purchase MUFE palette at the pro-store.

Le Pétronille Skincare Challenge

I’ve started trying a new range of skincare developed and manufactured in Singapore by Pétronille Houdart. Luxola Singapore the online beauty purveyor of fabulous brands and amazing cosmetics will be carrying Pétronille Cosmetics and I couldn’t be more thrilled! My approach to beauty is consistent, I tend to stick to staples (night cream, serum and an SPF brightening moisturizer) and am always willing to try new things and share new finds. People often compliment my skin, of course it is major flattering to hear that though I must tell you, I take care of it religiously since years ago and especially since I became a mother.

Last week, I began using the day and night creams topped up with an anti-aging elixir and a brightening booster (also known as whitening). So far, so good. My skin absorbs the night time cream particularly well! I have combination skin, this is a challenge when I sleep, even without the air conditioning my skin dries up in some areas even in the humid weather conditions of Singapore. The Pétronille Regenerative night cream has worked beautifully, I wake up hydrated which is fantastic. I am still testing out the daytime cream, more on this later.

[As part of my trial I received all the Pétronille skincare products for free and will be discussing them every week on my Twitter feed and on Instagram at norahlovesmakeup]

A Beauty-fied Box

Today a box of goodies arrived from Vanity Trove! Several products in sample size came in this super elegant package. Vanity Trove is a new service launched in Singapore offering high end skincare and makeup to your doorstep, customers will receive a beauty box every month for a a fee of $25 SG. A personalised beauty profile can be created when you join so that samples can be catered to specific wants and needs.

Now the moment of suspense, what was in the box? First of all, coffee beans from a place called Danns Daily – I live for my cuppa of Joe and will definitely try this place in Bedok (fairtrade, organic and all brewed with alkaline water).

Since it is few days away from NYE and naturally I plan to kill it with my makeup/ beauty regime pre and post game, tonight I have a beauty assignment cut out for me. It will include trying the SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser (really looking forward to this!), SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion followed by Snail Street AC Trouble Mask, a product that promises pore, oil and trouble care for the face. Finally, I shall put on the Lancome Genifique Youth Activator before retiring to bed.

I should also mention there is also a Virtuose mascara sample by Lancome and Skinc Reinforce Ceramide (plus a $50 voucher). Thank you Vanity Trove!!!!

New Beauty Shop Coming to Singapore!!

Some exciting news for the massive Singapore beauty and skincare fans, there is a new online store launching in August 2011, check them out on FB at Luxola.  S0me of the brands that will be exclusively stocked include Sleek Makeup (I blogged about their amazing eye pallettes), Mario Badescu, Deborah Lippmann, Intelligent Nutrients, etc.

For a chance to win (3) $100 shopping spree’s on luxola.com when the site launches in August, just for getting 5 of your friends to “like” Luxola here. Good luck!

Asia Fashion Exchange Roundup

Here is a recap of  fashion events which happened in Singapore a couple of weeks ago.  The likes of Missoni, Ungaro, Erdem, Swarovski, to name a few were all showing collections and hosting parties.

  • Picture collage of Asia Fashion Exchange
  • Backstage at Missoni’s Singapore show
  • Parco at Next NEXT show – a fun finale video – (I spy some familiar male model faces)
  • Behind the scenes makeup with MAC
  • Swarovski Winter 2011
  • Erdem’s show by LLG
  • Behind the scenes at Ungaro
  • Thai label Greyhound

Citroën and LUSH 99.5 present Innovate!

Designer Frederic and models

Life can be tough! Last Thursday, I was hard at work doing makeup for eight male models (and the uber talented Lush 99.5 radio hosts Kelly Latimer and Young).  The event was Citroën and LUSH 99.5 present Innovate! as a fashion show featuring the S /S 2011 collection by Frederic Sai; performances by Don Richmond and Alicia Pan and the LUSH 99.5 mix DJs.  It was an afternoon filled with many surprises, fashion, music, laughter and most of all fun!  There were goodie bags and lots of cocktails for the guests.  This was my 2nd event with the lovely people of Lush 99.5 – can’t wait for more!

Kelly Latimer