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Holiday 2014: Urban Decay Vice3 | Black Magic | Shadow Box | Naked Basics 2 | Naked Illuminated

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I didn’t mean to be so late with the Holiday Collection, but right after my trip I went for eye surgery and I hadn’t expected such a long down time – I can work, but at a much slower speed as my vision is still rather blurry (it’s normal!) and it sort of differs day to day. Couple that with jet lag of sorts that was exacerbated by the amount of sleep I had to clock during my surgery / when I couldn’t see well (what is there to do but sleep? haha) and there you go – I’m extremely late!

But better late than never, they say!

Yesterday saw me going for the first event post ReLEx SMILE vision correction surgery – for Urban Decay’s Holiday 2014 showcase at Sephora ION’s launchpad – their showcase will be there for the next 3 weeks, so you still have time to grab the limited edition Vice3 palette (2000 pieces only in Singapore) – you will be entitled to a travel gift set with min $100 purchase and also some freebies at the counter (while stocks last!). And don’t forget your 10% loyalty discount with your Sephora Black Card!

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The event kicked off with a makeup demo by UD Singapore Makeup Artist, Maz, on how to quickly achieve alluring eyes with Urban Decay’s Holiday 2014 items – using Tornado from the Black Magic 24/7 Eyeliner set, she first drew a thick eyeliner on Melissa’s face, and then smudged it out with the very useful brush from Naked Basics 2 which had a short bristled end, perfect for smudging! She then patted Heroine over the dark purple base created with the eyeliner and finished it off by using Naked Illuminated powder on the inner corner of Melissa’s eyes!

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I’ve always loved Maz’s work, and she definitely gave me some ideas on how to use the products from the collection!

After the make up demo, Maz revealed the upcoming lipstick treasure chest from Urban Decay – Full Frontal Lipstick Stash, which will be launching on 12th Nov at $60 SGD!

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The limited edition Full Frontal Lipstick Stash set contains 6 Revolution Lip colors (3 totally brand new) and a full-sized 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Ozone, which is a clear lip liner that helps to set lipstick as well as prevent bleeding / feathering! The lipstick colors featured in the set are: Ladyflower, Gash, Crush, Liar, F-Bomb & Illicit.  

One of the highlights of the event was watching an online acquaintance turned friend, Dem, doing his graffiti magic on an Urban Decay canvas right in front of me – I thought it couldn’t be more befitting because of UD’s image – plus, I’m all for supporting local art talents!

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The 1.8 x 1.8m tall Canvas was painted entirely by him in his studio, and he finished it off at the event with some touch ups and the marking of the UD symbol right in the middle of it. It was really nice to meet his pretty and equally creative (her origami skills are like level 100) fiancée, Rae! Follow Adam and his wonderful works on instagram at @dem0365!

Okay let’s go back to Urban Decay’s Holiday 2014 collection and swatches!

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Urban Decay Holiday 2014 Lineup:

  • VICE3 Palette, $88 SGD
  • Shadow Box, $52 SGD
  • Naked Basics 2, $45 SGD
  • Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Body & Face, $43 SGD
  • Black Magic 24/7 Pencil Eyeliner Set, $60 SGD

Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette

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The Urban Decay Vice3 is the third Vice Palette (I feel silly typing this already) which is released every year. I remember fondly the queue for the first one… and whenever there’s a queue for Urban Decay things it’s always good and comes with loads of goodies as an appreciation to the fans (for example, for Naked3’s launch the first 3 in the queue got a Naked Vault each!)

This year’s palette is sleeker, thinner, and comes with a complimentary pouch which can fit an iPad mini!

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Sorry about the dings in the eyeshadows hahaha I’ve swatched them before I realized that my shots taken before swatching didn’t quite cut it. I love, love love this palette! I think it’s got a great mixture of everything in it – from mattes, to metallics, cool colors, warm colors and it’s basically a palette which I will REALLY bring overseas with me. Just this one palette!

I don’t know how UD does it, but every Vice palette contain never-seen-before shades, and these are excellent! Great color payoff and as usual, good formulation and texture for this palette. I even told my friend what a waste it was that she didn’t want to get it because she had the other palettes. I’m telling you, Felicia – you’re missing out! Hahaha.

(swatches are done from bottom up, by columns)

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Urban Decay Shadow Box

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The Urban Decay Shadow box contains 12 popular colors from UD’s collection and I guess it does pale out if you’re already getting Vice3, but this palette’s selection is really pretty goo and the casing as well! At $52, it’s a great set if you’re new to Urban Decay shadows – or as a gift for the girlfriend who doesn’t own anything from Urban Decay yet!

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Urban Decay Naked Basics 2

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The Naked Basics 2 palette comes after the great success of Naked Basics 1, which was well loved (very well loved by me actually, I keep reaching for it). This time, we see a much more subdued, and less contrasting selection in the palette – still super easy to use for newbies and people who are just starting out with eyeshadows! And the brush that comes with it is really useful cos of the short bristled end! I love using that to smudge out or apply colors more precisely nearer to my lash line. And it’s just $45 SGD, too.

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Urban Decay Naked Illuminated

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This Illuminating face and body powder’s super pretty and shiny – a quick dust gives you the glow you need for this holiday season. it comes with a brush at the bottom compartment of the box which i nearly forgot about *sheepish look*. That’s really useful though, because this baby is really full of glitter and you’d want a separate brush for this instead of using your blush brush!

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It is almost too shimmery for the cheeks, but on the collarbones and shoulders it is fantastic! It serves well as a quick sweep across your lids too, or as Maz demonstrated at the event, used with a wet brush at the inner corner of your eyes. Aura is a beautiful shade, and worth looking into! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Urban Decay Black Magic 24/7 Eyeliner Set

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My other favorite from UD’s holiday collection – Black Magic set contains 4 24/7 Double-ended eye pencils, which means you get 8 colors for just $60! I repeat, 8 eyeliner colors for just $60 SGD. One eyeliner pencil would cost you $32 SGD alone, so that’s like… $16 * 8 = $128 value in this set!

Each eyeliner pencil has 1 black shade and 1 colorful shade (I wouldn’t consider brown and grey very colorful but at least it’s not black-black), and Black Market and Tornado are also exclusive to this set! This means… you could get this set and keep that for yourself and gift the rest away, haha – I KNOW I’M KEEPING IT!

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EOTD with Urban Decay’s Holiday Products

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt was only natural for me to don a colorful dress and match it with a colorful eye look using Urban Decay’s colors from the Vice3 palette, of course!

In this look:

  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Black Velvet as base eyeliner and LSD & Tornado applied over it.
  • Shadows used: Bondage, Alchemy, Revolver

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I took this photo a few good hours after the event so it’s smudged a bit as I had to push my lids quite often to drip eye drops. So sorry about the smudging!

Paired off with a dress I picked out from Love, Bonito specially for this event – the Zalita printed dress!

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I initially wanted to alter this dress shorter but I’m glad I didn’t, because I think the length keeps it really elegant! The material is comfy and the prints are beautiful (and designed in-house at Love, Bonito so you wouldn’t find the print used anywhere else). In case anyone’s interested, I wear Size S for this.

Thanks, Love, Bonito team for this! <3

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H&M: Conscious Collection 2014, Autumn ’14 Trend Collection & Alexander Wang for H&M!

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H&M remains one of my favorite affordable clothing brands in town and I’m always excited to check out what they have in store for us when I attend their showroom previews!

H&M A/W 2014 TREND COLLECTION

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This houndstooth jacket with leather trimmings… Oui!

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(faux) Fur to keep you warm

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The bling harness and tops are separate – and it’s so pretty I couldn’t take my eyes off it!

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Laced heels with slightly scalloped sides <3

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And our prettiest blogger Tricia Ong in a H&M Bustier which has a flattering flare out

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And that weighted, gorgeous skirt ($199) Tricia fell in love with at first sight!

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Me in a jumpsuit which obviously needs tailoring. The best part of this is that it’s $39.90. WHAT? I NEED TWO OF THIS.

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More autumn/winter patterns on knits and sweaters!

Was really distracted by all the pretty clothes and fabric that we nearly forgot what we were there for:

H&M Conscious Denim Collection

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“Looking good should do good too. That’s what H&M Conscious is all about – it’s our promise to bring you more fashion choices that are good for people, the planet and your wallet.”

Read more about H&M’s conscious efforts for a better fashion future!

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It was a spice up your own denim event – H&M always has the most interesting activities! Previously it was silk screen printing your own tee shirts!

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Love this DIY patchwork!

Let’s move on to the actual collection – a few things that caught my eye:

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Dreamcatcher shirt

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Oops slightly out of focus : / Women’s collection!

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And Men’s + Babies’! hm-autumn-trend-collection-conscious-collection-2014-27

How adorable is this!? Mom Pops & Baby can wear similar stuff! Hehe. hm-autumn-trend-collection-conscious-collection-2014-21

Wished I could have gotten this overseas with me – I love slouchy knits so! This is $79.90 I believe.

And the most exciting collection of all which I did’t get to preview but have pictures for you…

H&M X ALEXANDER WANG COLLECTION

*cue excited squealing*

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These are my picks from what’s available! Seems like it’s a collection inspired by diving.

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The Alexander Wang X H&M collection will launch in Singapore on 6 November, 8am at H&M Orchard Building and H&M ION Orchard

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OOTD: Jeffrey Campbell Draco Stud

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Can’t find words to describe how elated I was upon learning that this pair of Jeffrey Campbell Dracos was available in Singapore so I could try the size on for myself.
The best part? It was on SALE. Yes lah, DESTINED TO BE MINE!!!

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The Jeffrey Campbell Dracos fit true to size, but I got a size bigger so that I can wear socks inside. It’s zip up (zips are on the inside) and buckles are adjustable – they cover shoelaces. It isn’t too heavy and has a wedge heel of 3 1/4″ heel, and a 1/2″ platform according to Solestruck (yay more height for the shorties!).

Believe it or not I actually styled my entire outfit around this pair of shoes because I wanted to wear it out so badly! Was a refreshing change from my frilly flouncy clothes hehehe and it was so comfortable because I felt like me again. The red interior of the shoe is just ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ !

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Denim Shirt: GAP (Singapore) 
White Top: From Korea
Skirt: The Velvet Dolls
Bag: The Velvet Dolls  (upcoming)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Draco Studs
Accessories: Bracelet – Bottega | Twistband | Rosary Necklace – Butler & Wilson 
On my face / lips: Lancome Teint Visionnaire | Lancome Lip Lover in 339 Fuchsia Attitude

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Wanted to say this for a long time but… Thank you, @pvs_sg for bringing Jeffrey Campbells into Singapore!  ♥

You can find P.V.S (short for Provisions) in Cathay Cineleisure #02-05 or their temporary outlet (for past season shoes) at The Cathay #02-09. Facebook | Website | Instagram. They also stock Dolce Vita, Miista, Dr Martens, Hater Snapbacks, Jeremy Scott and many more interesting brands in their main store! ; )

{ Pictures made possible by awesome photography skills of  Yina Goh, using my Canon 50D! }

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OOTD: Dior Doll

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Ironically, this post has nothing to do with Dior fashion hahaha.

The Dior SG team (beauty) sent over a bunch of really pretty balloons and that promoted me to bring it out for a shoot!

I didn’t have to spend much time to figure out what to pair this with – I just received The Velvet Doll’s Sora Skirt from their LUXE Label and it went fantastically well with their mesh panel top which gave me slimmer arms! Hehe.

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The skirt is of great, comfortable material, with a mesh mermaid bottom that flares out just nicely at the right length – it spells CLASSY at every angle! It think it’s worth every cent of the $39.90 SGD on TVD’s website. I (usually) wear size S! ; )

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Top: The Velvet Dolls Mesh Panel Top
Skirt: The Velvet Dolls Sora Mermaid Skirt
Shoes: Christian Loubutin
Bag: The Velvet Dolls (upcoming)
Accessories: Windy ring from Sretsis (carteblanche-x) & Headline Seoul bracelet

It was really windy and the balloons refused to stay upright for about 90% of the shots. It was really annoyinggg but okay, I had fun swinging the balloons about! Hehe.

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Thank you, Dior SG for bringing a smile to my face with these balloons! It’s day 3 as I’m blogging out this post and they’re still very much afloat, haha.

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OOTD: Black x Side Zip

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Went for an event where there were two fragrance launches and I usually try to dress according to product theme if I can! Between Black and Skyblue (color themes for the fragrances)… I  chose black of course, haha.

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(Yes I don’t like to remove the protective film on my Hermes accessories haha)

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Dress & Bag: China, the skull clutch bag was a gift from my mother-in-law
Accessories: Hermes Kelly Dog | Ring from Edge of Ember & H&M
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hoes: Nine West Wedges

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The sun was already starting to set by then but thanks to Yina for helping me snap these lovely pics! Can always trust her skills haha. It was a launch for two fragrances and these pictures were taken at the lovely Capella! I dressed in black mainly for the first fragrance – Calvin Klein’s Reveal.

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The staff for this event were super dedicated – they actually had a change of clothes for the 2nd event which had a dreamy theme of white and blue! It was Marc Jacob’s latest fragrance, Daisy Dream.

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The bottle is absolutely gorgeous with a laced daisy cover on both the bottle and the cap! The latest variation of the original MJ Daisy (launched in 2007), Daisy Dream EDT is a woody-floral scent with notes of grapefruit, pear, lychee, blue wisteria and musk – it opens fresh and fruity, then dries down to a sweeter note. The fragrance doesn’t last too long however, so decanting into a travelo (mini perfume spray) for reapplication through the day would be a good idea! 

The collection comes in EDT, Body Lotion & Shower Gel forms and retails $88 SGD for 30ml, $115 SGD for 50ml and $148 SGD for 100ml in Singapore. Available from 21st August ’14 onwards exclusively at all Sephora & MJ stores, and will be stocked in dept stores come Sept ’14. 

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Always happy to have my pretty girlfriends at events for company because they brighten up my day immensely! It was a great evening – thank you Coty & LuxAsia for having us! ; )

{ Pictures taken with my Panasonic GF-2 camera }

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