Introducing Shu Uemura Chocolat-Donna Makeup Collection For Fall 2012

Introducing the latest shu uemura makeup collection: chocolat-donna, shu uemura 135th autumn/winter collection


Did you know that chocolate protects your skin? The type of antioxidants called flavonoids found in dark chocolate offer some protection from UV damage from the sun. While it does not mean you can skip sunscreen, using shu uemura’s latest chocolat donna will nevertheless make you feel good on the inside while looking good on the outside!

The 2012 shu uemura autumn/winter collection “chocolat-donna” is inspired by the bitter sweet indulges of chocolate! The selection of eye shadow palettes, glow on (blushes) and rouge from this collection creates earthly matt yet romantic looks.

Chocolate as a milestone of your life, a piece of chocolate evokes your most precious moments – bittersweet memories of first love or joyful celebrations.

Breathe in the chocolate aroma, taste the creamy, soft, crunchy textures every single piece with happiness and comfort. Close your eyes, savor the flavors of life, evoke the next chapter of an exciting journey that you have never tasted before.

The 135th autumn/winter 2012 edition of “mode makeup” is a chocolate-inspired collection filled with passion, love and delight. A delicious cosmetic confection that lifts the emotions and celebrates your sweet and bitter memories and your delicious future.


Shu Uemura’s “mode makeup” collection is the ultimate expression of Mr. Shu Uemura’s innovative design based on creative instinct and the spirit of fashion since 1968. “Makeup is not about painting colours and forms, it is about rebirth of the face. “

Shu Uemura’s mode makeup goes beyond seasonal trends and expresses a unique aesthetic philosophy in beauty creation.

Shu Uemura International Artistic Director, Mr Kakuyasu Uchilde continues the tradition with his explorations in beauty creation. Free from any restrictions and rules, he continues to traverse creative expression with extraordinary flair.

Mode makeup is the core essence of Shu Uemura that inspires the creative exploration of every woman’s individual beauty.

Like a box of delightful chocolates, the eye shadow palettes come in 3 different ‘flavours’.


Mint & Vanilla

A fresh spice and savory herb selection that includes glittery golden vanilla and mint, and powdery mate vanilla shades; complimented with pearl mocha with gold accents and rich cocoa for defining the eye line.


Raspberry & Mocha

This fruit infused set includes glittery mocha, raspberry, creme mocha and gold accented mocha in pearl; blend of layer with matte milk chocolate with subtle gold accent or rich cocoa to define your eyes.

Orange & Pistachio

A hint of spicy orange glitter, nutty pistachio, hazelnut and crystalized ginger peel with gold accents in pearl. Blend with rich shades of matte milk chocolate with golden accents or define the eye line with cocoa.


Choco-inspired colourful confections ranging from milky beige to hot cherry pink. The first ever extreme matte yet soft creamy texture with comfortable moisture feel on lips that crescendo’s with intense colour pay off. Shu Uemura’s signature hybrid pigment technology delivers lasting, pure, higher fidelity colour.

Unwrap the best of everything in one lipstick – a new statement of matte perfection.


Shu Uemura Chocolat-Donna Makeup Collection For Fall 2012 will be available from August 2012 island-wide.

Baking Series: White Chocolate & Raspberry Slice

Hello again! Another baking experiment to show you all. This time is still not far different from before (Walnut Brownies), instead using dark chocolate this time involved white chocolate. The good thing about baking this cake is you don’t have to use mixer yay! and again it is so easy.

Having said that, I made some stupid mistakes too. Such as I overlooked the recipes and I’m sure it needs plain flour instead the recipe asks for self-raising flour. Lucky I haven’t started and I have time to go to supermarket. Next, I forgot to line the pan with baking paper which you know what happen. Very difficult to unmould the cake 🙁 and I also set the oven to wrong temperature for the first 20mins.  Those thing happen but fortunately cake still taste good 🙂

White Chocolate and Raspberry Slice

(Adapted from Marie Claire Fresh + Fast)

125gr butter
150gr white choc
175gr caster sugar
125gr self raising flour
90gr dessicated coconut
2 eggs beaten
150gr fresh raspberries

Preheat the oven 180C, Grease and line a 16 x 26 cm baking tin.
Melt the butter and white choc in a saucepan over a low heat.
Add the caster sugar and stir. Pour into a large bowl and add the flour and coconut.
Stir to combine then add beaten eggs. Stir lightly to just combibe then fold in the fresh raspberries.
Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 40 minutes or until firm.
Cool in the tin cut into squares and dust with icing sugar.

Makes 20 pieces

This cake is really good, you should try make it 😀 Have a good week!


Browhaus and Strip is now open at Tampines 1

Hello, I have a good news to tell you all. Our favorite waxing store, Browhaus and Strip are now OPEN in Tampines 1 yayyy!!

STRIP the Global Authority on Hair Removal & BROWHAUS the Brow Expert are making their
presence felt in Singapore’s heartlands. The spanking new STRIP CO-ED TAMPINES &
BROWHAUS TAMPINES ONE are located at Tampines 1, making it easier than ever for East-siders
to get groomed in style.

With 36 STRIP outlets worldwide, STRIP is proud to bring its world-class services to our
heartlands. As with all STRIP outlets, customers will get to experience STRIP’S HSQ mantra:
Hygiene, Speed and Quality. Trained therapists and a top-notch technique ensure the best
waxing experience at STRIP.

STRIP is also no cookie cutter, with a different design in every single STRIP outlet. STRIP CO-ED
TAMPINES is inspired by majestic empires of Mongol and Persia. Ornamental patterned
cupboards and intricate carpets provide a warm feeling in all 4 treatment rooms.

Over at BROWHAUS, a full menu of services are available to transform the way you look, ranging
from basic brow shaping and colouring to eye define and lip define. Cheerful coloured tents are
inspired by campsite memories for a fun atmosphere. BROWHAUS Tampines has 4 treatment

Here are the pictures I would love to show you:

As usual, STRIP and Browhaus are always providing an excellent service. I have written my previous experience with Strip in Mandarin Gallery and Browhaus in Paragon . In this post I am going to share with you my experience with Strip and Browhaus in Tampines 1.

I did some eyebrow grooming service* and Brazilian wax there. The brow grooming* service was excellent; in fact I am loving the result more than what I had in Paragon. I love to see my brow shape, it’s very neat and clean looking. I chose thick looking design brow. Usually I always thicken my brow with eyebrow pencil but after this service, I only thicken my brow on weekends or when I am having dinner.

I also had a brazilian wax service there. It was my first ever professionally done brazilian wax and I was excited (happy and nervous :p). I was nervous that Brazilian wax was going to be very painful. Since Brazilian wax is done on a very sensitive area, I am very choosy over the place where I shall do this. I am confident with Strip service and hence I decided to try this service.

The brazilian wax takes about 20-30 minutes. Honestly it was painful but it’s bearable. It doesn’t feel good at first 5 minutes but after that I am starting to get used to it. One thing I like most about Strip is the hygienic reason. The therapist always change the stick used to take the wax. I am very particular for hygienic reason and I am glad that Strip takes care is this issue very well :). The result was great; I am feeling clean and ready for a bikini for the weekend 🙂

and finally a great news from STRIP and Browhaus :

STRIP will offer 50% off any waxing services and BROWHAUS will offer 50% off any Brow Grooming services (not including all semi permanent treatments) for first time customers to their Tampines 1 outlet for the month of July.


Disclaimer: Some service with star sign (*) is provided free of charge for review purposes. However my review is genuine, honest and unbiased.



Baking Series: Double Chocolate & Walnut Brownies

They said it’s your passion if you love doing it even you are not getting anything in return. That’s what I felt about baking, I love to bake and share to others 🙂 From now on we will post about baking. I thought it’s a good idea to share my baking experiment to everyone and also for myself to keep in track what I have created and which recipes I have tried. Last weekend I baked something simple and I have done it couple of times already. This time I tried Martha Stewart’s Recipes.

Nut Brownies (adapted from Martha Stewart Recipes)


  • 1 Stick (113gr) unsalted butter, softened, cut into pieces, plus more for pan
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 ounces (226gr) semisweet or bittersweet chocholate chopped (I use chocolate button to save cooking time)
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped (Again, I use crumbled walnuts to save cooking time :p)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C . Butter an 8-inch square baking pan; line with parchment, leaving a 2-inch overhang on 2 sides. Butter parchment. Whisk to combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Melt butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of gently simmering water; remove bowl from pan. Add sugar; stir to combine. Add eggs, and mix to combine. Stir in flour mixture just until moistened (do not overmix). Stir in nuts. Transfer batter to prepared pan; smooth top with offset spatula.
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with only a few moist crumbs, 25 to 35 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack 30 minutes. Use parchment to lift brownies from pan; transfer to rack to cool completely. On a cutting board with a dampened serrated knife, cut into 16 squares. Brownies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 30 days.

Makes 20-25 squares

When baking, I always adjust the sweetness level. Most of the people that I know dislike overly sweet desserts, so with this recipe I adjust the sugar to 1 cup only. One thing I should say no one say no to Brownies, totally a crowd-pleaser 🙂

Free Deborah Lippmann “Happy Birthday” from Luxola :)

Hello lovely,

I am sure most of you have heard about Luxola. In case you haven’t heard about thisonline beauty shop, Luxola is an online beauty shop that offers many great brands such as Deborah Lippmann, By Terry, Becca, Mario Badescu, Sleek and many more! They also offer free next day delivery within Singapore. I have shopped many products from them and I have to say that their service was awesome. They replied email promptly and I am satisfied with their service 🙂

And now I am excited to tell you that Luxola is having a promotion and giving away FREE Deborah Lippmann “Happy Birthday” for every purchase of $50! This is valid till 24th June.

Deborah Lippmann “Happy Birthday” is one of their most popular nail polish. It’s a multi colored glitter nail polish that’s really unique and fun! You can choose to use this polish on its own or layering it over another creme polish. I personally prefer to layer this over another nail polish or even use a sponging technique. This polish looks fun and perfect for summer.

Here’s an idea for you to layer Happy Birthday over another polish. This is Dior Incognito

Or you can also do it like this

So what are you waiting for? Visit their website and make a purchase soon! 🙂 Click Click Luxola !

Thank you for reading


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