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Online Shopping Coupons in Singapore

I love to shop online and get great deals. I usually sign up for the newsletters of my favorite brands to get the scoop on their latest products and promotions. As a smart shopper, I like to compare prices to decide which places give me the best value.

Got my goodies and some freebies to boot

I’ve been looking for a place to buy the Tangle Teezer for a few weeks now and I was on the fence if I should buy from the UK or get the brush from Luxola since I was just getting one item and the shipping would probably even-out the cost.

Strip Brazilian IPL Voucher, Ren Resurfacing AHA Concentrate, Mario Badescu Glycolic Acid Toner, Luxola Ribbon Hair Tie, Shaun the Sheep Tangle Teezer Brush

I was glad to find out about flipit.com where they had vouchers for some of the top shopping sites in Singapore. When I searched their site last week, they had a 30% discount voucher for Luxola so I bought the Tangle Teezer and the Ren Resurfacing AHA Concentrate. Here you can find the promo codes for online purchases at Luxola.

The Tangle Teezer is for my crazy-frizzy-fine hair which needs so much TLC. I figured I should get a brush that is supposed to gently untangle knots while minimizing breakage to my locks since I need to brush my wet hair as I’m rushing off to work.

Hype or Hope: Tangle Teezer Edition

I was also excited to find an AHA concentrate product available here in Singapore. I’ve been scouring the malls for the past few months looking such a product. I used to buy an AHA facial serum from my dermatologist overseas.

I’ll be testing these products and posting a review here so stay tuned.

Shu Uemura Modern Calligraphy Workshop and Make-up Giveaway

We were invited to conduct two calligraphy workshop sessions at the Shu Uemura office this week to celebrate the launch of their new eyeliner, called Calligaph.ink, with Singapore’s top beauty bloggers. I’ve added the links to their blogs below so you could check out their sites.

Katrina Alana Modern Calligraphy Workshop Kit

To prepare for the workshop we prepared a special kit which includes:

  • Our very own Katrina Alana Modern Calligraphy Alphabet ©2014
  • Katrina Alana Practice Sheets ©2014
  • A wooden holder with a Nikko G nib
  • A bottle of black Pelikan fountain pen ink
  • A cute little bird pen rest
  • A capiz shell pen holder all the way from Cebu to store the holder and nib
  • A specially decorated Muji notebook
  • A rubber ring to help stabilize the the bottle of ink

Our first Modern Calligraphy workshop of the year

We’ve gotten a lot of enquiries about conducting calligraphy workshops last year and it’s so great to start our workshops schedule with such lovely ladies on the first month of 2014.

First Workshop Participants: (Left to Right, Top to Bottom) Roanna, Zee, Katrina, Candice, Tricia, Yina, Evonne and Juli

It was great to meet such a dynamic group of beauties who are not only pretty, but very fun and humble to boot. Singapore’s top beauty bloggers were such engaging students and good sport especially when the ink stained their hands.

Our next workshop was held the very next day with another batch of Singapore’s top beauty bloggers

We got some freebies from Shu Uemura worth over $100 which we will be giving away . These products have limited edition packaging that was designed in collaboration with 6♥Princess by Takashi Murakami. These wonderful products were courtesy of our liaisons Zee, Roanna, and Fuan. Thank you!

First Workshop Participants: (Left to Right, Top to Bottom) Katrina, Sara, Michelle, Sophia, Sarah, Leanne, Zee, Fuan

Beauty Blogger Directory:

Workshop 1:

Workshop 2:

Photo Credit: Shu Uemura

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Product Review: Veya Designs

I love stationery and I’ve been collecting them since I was in elementary school. As an adult, I really appreciate good stationery at an affordable price. Old school correspondence is still necessary in this digital age.

Each card come with a matching envelope

We met Jyoti from Veya Designs last month for a get together. We got a sampler set to review for this blog post and I really like how thick the paper is and how pretty the envelopes are. You can get a small box of 12 card sets for $18, a large box of 24 card sets for $32 and personalized card sets for $45. The personalized cards will make great gifts for the coming holidays.

Fountain pen with Aurora Black ink

We think that certain occasions still require a handwritten note and for this thank you card I wrote for a friend, I was able to use my fountain pen and the ink didn’t smudge. Do check out their shop to see their full line, including a kids collection.

Veya Designs

Sponsored Post: Kokoru Corrugated Paper

We were asked to review the Kokoru Corrugated Paper by toprint.com.sg, the local distributor. We were given several packs of Kokoru Ichi, which are long strips of colorful paper, and Kokoru Hachi, which comes in A4 size, to create 3d creations. You can create so many objects by combining the basic shapes.

Gnome Garden

You can copy the designs from the back of the packet but we decided to make our own garden themed creations just to see if it was really easy to come up with an original design.

Bird’s Nest

The most difficult part is coming up with the design. Once you have a design in mind, you can easily execute it if you built the design using basic shapes. All you need is a pair of scissors, pencil, hole puncher, and hot glue gun to bring your creation to life.

The Flower and The Bee

When doing this project be extra careful of the hot glue gun. We managed to burn ourselves with the melted hot glue a few times because we got a bit careless.

Overall we had fun making the models. This is a great activity for kids but you need to be careful with the hot glue gun. You can buy Kokoru products at Evergreen stores.