Over the past few
months, there has been a huge buzz online over Reebonz. Have you ever heard of
I for one, have never
shopped in Reebonz before despite hearing my friends rave about the extensive
spread of items they offer on their website and all the good deals in a form of
an “event”. It is an exclusive online event where you are invited by an
existing member to join and this is the heaven because you may find certain
designs priced lower than what they offer in local boutiques.
Finally jumping on
the bandwagon, I signed up for an account with Reebonz and took a tour around
My senses heightened
when I was greeted by this sleek signup page which was really captivating with
the model in an iridescent white dress placed strategically at one end.
So what is Reebonz all about?
They are an online
shopping platform that provides luxury products to their members.
I was in awe of its
comprehensive spread of items like handbags, apparels, accessories and shoes.
With the wide selection of items, I was pleasantly surprised at how user
friendly this website is.
The range of items are grouped according to brands and they are all given a
little tease on the cover photo which makes everything looks so enchanting.
I clicked in to all
of the brands just to see what if being offered beneath each inviting photo! I
ended up at some of the prettiest finds which I am so tempted to get! :(
This pretty Bleu
Cobalt Balenciaga Classic is priced at $1955.00, which was $105.00 CHEAPER than
its retail price at $2060.00. It is a real pity that this stunning color is
sold out already!
I really like how the
photo zooms out clearly to show an enlarged image of the bag. There is no lag
time involved in loading the photo. Additionally, the clarity of the photos
provided is undoubtedly one of the best I have seen on online shopping
platforms. If I had my VGY website up and running in future, this is what I
will set out to achieve - to ensure that the website runs smoothly without any
lag loading time and the clarity of the product photos, well in my case,
The second item which
caught my eye and it is in one of my favourite colors!
The Villabella Avenue Quinn from Kate Spade in Sophroniti. I really love its’
sleek and feminine bow design. It reminds me of my Ted Baker clutch (you would
have seen it if you are following me on my instagram!).
As you can see on the
right side of the page, the price of the bag is clearly shown and it is down by
$105.00! Sigh, I added this bag to my wishlist because it is sold out again! I
hope I can manage to grab it again the next time! I really love this bag! :(
Coming back, I am truly amazed by its competitive pricing of the products in
Reebonz! How do they manage to keep the prices so low?
I was checking in my
purchase when I saw this stamp of guarantee of:
prices in town compared to retail boutiques (or Reebonz will match their price
+ give you an additional 10% discount)
-To give a
wonderful shopping experience with no gimmicks (I find this a huge promise
Reebonz is making to their consumers, don’t you think? To be able to make such
a statement, they must be 100% confident of all their products and services
14 days return
My Delightfully First Purchase
My first purchase
from Reebonz came in a form of a pretty tassel earring in my favourite red. I
really like how simple its check-out process is. But I better be quick! The
things sell out really fast on their web!
Just so you know, I
am penning down this entry by literally going through my shopping process in
Reebonz with you so I will end here to complete my shopping!
Can’t wait for it to
arrive! It will be a great keep for CNY 2013! ;)
Invitation to Reebonz
and all its events is only via invitation!
So, here’s my exclusive invite to you and your friends!
As you are reading this entry on a lazy Monday morning in your office (goddamn!), I am soaring above the clouds heading to Bali to spend a good 5 days with some other bloggers.
Well, I really deserve this getaway haha. I have been working wayyy too hard the entire week for VGY's 100th Collection. Don't get me the wrong way. I enjoy working hard for VGY, to push out beautiful collections every launch. But this time round, I had a nervous breakdown after working nonstop and going on without sleep for 40 hours. I think going on without sleep really had me up in my head. I was on the verge of tears every damn minute!
I have been receiving many personal emails regarding my opinions on the items in Col.100. I will roughly answer them here because I still have too much work on hand! :(
Regarding Amelia laser cut eyelet peplum skirts, I am wearing XS and my favourite color is.....really all 3! I have altered all my 3 personal pieces to three inches shorter but have yet to get a chance to wear the Sea Mint color out. It is easily alterable and has a fantastic cutting :)
Wore the white one for Maybelline x Zouk x VGY event!
On a side note, I have last few pieces of the denim bustier which I am wearing. Only sold this during the event so I won't be putting on for sale in VGY. Email me at email@example.com if you are interested! :)
And the dark navy one for an event I attended 2 weeks ago!
*Will be blogging about this event!
Of the Ted Baker inspired floral maxi, I saw this piece at Taka when I was in the shop to purchase their clutch. Really wanted to get it badly but the price is...close to $300!
So I decided to get it manufactured and I made a few tweaks to the design so it is even more flattering than the Ted Baker's piece I tried in the shop!
This is the original piece.
Ted Baker is a hugeeee company so I believe they purchased alllll the fabric available in the market for this floral design. That's why you don't see it anywhere else. So you are actually paying $300 for this unique floral fabric design. Anyway, the 2 floral fabrics which I chose for this dress have not been used anywhere else (at this moment) and I doubt there will ever be! At least, not anytime soon!
Out of the 2 colors, I prefer the Coral piece! The color is even prettier IRL and the sales at KissJane evidently tells me...most customers who see it IRL will buy the Coral one over the Lavender piece.
Lastly, thank you so much for all the encouragement and support I received for this makeup video! Feel free to let me know your feedback on it so I can improve in my future videos. I am always willing to listen to all feedback! :)
Back to my Bali trip!
I will be flying business class on KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines)! It is my first time taking this airline. I hope I will have a wonderful experience onboard ;)
Visited their website hereand the top 10 destinations caught my attention!
The first one is Bali and prices start from $213 which is pretty affordable!
KLM has 1 daily flight from Singapore to Bali daily.
I really like that KLM has a mobile app which allows us to do everything from checking available flights, planning and booking air tickets effortlessly online. It is just like how easy I buy my movie tickets via my iCathay app on the phone to book movies on the go. Eliminates the queue, waiting time, travelling down etc.
If you are interested, here is the link to their app!
So I will be back with tons of photos and I will do quick updates via my instagram!
Follow me at @vaingloriousyou if you have not! :)
Lastly, I am extremely grateful for all the support and blessings I received regarding VGY Col.100! :*) All your kind words mean so much to me!
You girls are absolutely wonderful people!
To many more kind and loving people out there, we all make this world an amazing place to live in.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 :: Finally! A treat for the mane at Salon Vim!
Just last week, I was demanded by John to head down to the salon to fix my hair because I have not had a cut nor treatment for as long as I can remember. I was dragging my feet around heading to Salon Vim a long time because I pretty much love my long hair (which took me 6 months to grow!) but John wants to give me a fresh look which he hinted will be much shorter than what I have at that moment of time. Of course and very naturally, I was beyond petrified haha. So I procrastinated until he went bonkers, and there I was, finally turning up at Salon Vim last Saturday.
I have read and heard alot about the goodness of Redken chemistry cocktail treatment but having done it myself now, I have only good reviews for it! Was pretty intrigued about it after my treatment so I went online to find out more.
On redken's website, I read that this is a deep conditioning treatment to treat distressed hair which is terribly weakened due to (1) chemical distress & (2) mechanical distress
Chemical distress is caused by chemical services like perming WHICH I am guilty of :(
Mechanical distress is caused by normal wear and tear due to blow-drying, curling, flat irons etc. Very sadly, I am guilty of this as well thanks to my daily curling. Even though I am using my trustworthy BabyLiss curler, there is bound to be breakage and dryness in hair caused by extreme heat.
John explained to me that there are 6 shots that he can choose from to customize this treatment to my needs.
You can refer to the chart below:
My cocktail treatment consists of 3 shots namely (1) Extreme Shot Phase for distressed hair, (2) Color Extend Shot Phase for colored hair and (3) All Soft Shot Phase for dry/brittle hair.
It is a step by step procedure, definitely worth your monies spent on this treatment! ;)
I especially love step 1 and step 2 where the chemicals prep your hair's pH level for maximum absorption during the treatment.
So the shots are pumped into a shaker tin where the different shots are mixed well like how a bartender shakes up your drink ;)
After the treatment, my hair was insanely smooth and visibly silky. There is also a "bounce" in my hair where it looks like my mane has a life on its own. It is incredible. Each strand of my hair feels tougher and it definitely looks thicker than before the treatment.
I have very little hair and my hair is considered pretty fine and weak. Imagine I can section my hair into 4 parts and curled it within 10 minutes. That is how little my hair is. So I was surprised my hair was visibly thicker even though I chopped off my locks and retouched my roots with a light color. Lighter color usually emphasizes the amount of hair you have. So if you have reallllyyy little hair, it is advisable to have darker colors.
On another note, if you have a good stylist who also doubles up as a good colorist, you can safely go with lighter colors. I would say this because John gave me a different cut that is suited to my face and head shape. It acts to complement the color of my hair and also "adds weight" to it. The color on my hair is a special concoction by John and is not available on charts. That reminds me, VGY attended the Maybelline x Zouk event just last week and I was backstage when one of hairstylist from Chapter 2 actually commented my hair color was stunning. Geez..hehe.
On haircut, I feel that John's haircut priced at $60 is extremely affordable because his haircut can last for more than 3 months due to the way he sections your hair and the techniques he used. And at the risk of sounding extremely lazy, I need to say..my last haircut with him was...6 months ago ;)
(now you know why I mentioned he went bonkers at the start of this entry)
On a side note, John refuses to work on my hair during our wedding haha. But I am adamant on having him to do up my hair! Someone please help me convince him!
Back to my haircut, I love how heavy my hair looks and the unique lengths although there was no thinning involved! Also look at how smooth and healthy my hair is!
It has been nearly a week and my hair still feels smooth, tough and visibly healthy!
Uploaded this photo taken using my iPhone onto instagram!
I highly recommend John at the salon if you are interested to give him a try!
Drop him a call or text at 85229336. He is a smooth and friendly texter~ haha.
SALON VIM BY CHEZ VOUS
SOMERSET 313, #04-07/08/09
Tel: 68847757 or 68847767
Quote my name or blog to get 10% off from John! ;)
Before I end off this post, please look forward to the big 100th VGY launch!
I am all geared up for the big 100th which I am aiming to launch next week, which coincides with VGY's birthday week! ;) I am planning a big surprise and it will be a great visual treat!
I am keeping my fingers crossed because I have so many things happening next week!
It is my graduation week as well and Gushcloud will be sending me to Bali after the weekend! (hooray!)
I need all the faith and strength to pull me through the busy week!
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 :: Maybelline's video with "Golden Tan" & Heroine Make for Cleo Magazine
On one of my precious Sunday, I was down at Loreal filming Maybelline x Michelle Chong (aka Golden Tan) online viral video. Larry Yeo, a celebrity makeup artist appeared as the guru makeup artist.
It was a pretty good experience as I get to see Michelle Chong act out a new role IRL which do not deviate too far from her "pan-asian" roots haha. It was really funny seeing her act. The Maybelline peeps found it so hard to contain their laughter, much less me, when we did not even have any rehearsal prior to filming.
Here are some of the behind-the-scene shots which Michelle Chong's assistant captured using my camera haha.
I was really shocked to see my face in the video because (1) my face was bloated from excessive water the night before and (2) it was the time of the month and my face was slightly more swollen than usual
This photo below was taken after I had the BB stick applied on my face. It has extreme whitening effect, at least on me haha. I am currently using the BB stick (01 fresh) on casual days and I find it pretty good as my face do not get as oily as it would 3-4 hours into the day.
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I turned up for Heroine Make makeup shoot for Cleo magazine Sept/Oct issue on one of the weekdays. Call time was 8am in the morning and I struggled so hard to wake up. Poor John had to drop me at the studio instead haha.
So I was scheduled to do this shoot with Peiling, one of the girls whom I met way back in 2008-2009 while filming Hey Gorgeous! Grabbed this photo off her blog here. All of them are really nice girls to mix around with and a couple of them like Peggy and Beatrice have became so popular in the blogsphere now. We have all grown so much, haven't we? :) Peiling whom has always been mistaken as an ice queen is actually really hilarious once you know her well. And I am really the no-image woman once I warm up to you and start playing around. We even had an idea to do a video series together where she will be starring as a Thai girl, Swee Mak Mak Tuk Tuk whatever, and I will be a Japanese idol, Blahyumi. We will show the world the other side of us haha!
But both of us are pretty busy! Hopefully we can get together sometime soon to really put this video into action! ;)
Highlight of the editorial is the array of Heroine Make eyelashes
Started off with just foundation for a "before" shot But I still look like death. How do people wake up so early and look good!?
The makeup artist is pretty good with base makeup and hairstyling! Impressive I would say! If you are interested, email me and I can will get his contact for you! ;)
He is using my favourite eyeliner from Heroine Make if you can see from the photos!
Their lashes are pretty awesome. They are superbly feathery and lightweight. I especially love the natural looking ones on Peiling!
My first time trying bottom lashes and they made my eyes look extremely big and droopy-eyed like those Japanese idols. And that was how I somehow got the name "Blahyumi" -_-
Thank you so much to Yun Wen for featuring Peiling and I in the upcoming Cleo issue! :)
She's the genius behind our off-screen names (SMMTTKV & Blahyumi) as well! If our video really goes up successfully, we'll have her to thank for giving us the brilliant idea! ;)
Remember to grab the next Cleo issue and give Heroine Make eyelashes a try! Promise you it is definitely worth your monies! ;)
My tip to stretch your dollar for the money spent on your eyelashes. Buy a good water based makeup remover like Biore Hydra Clear (I have personally been using this forever and I swear by it!). Place the eyelashes on your palm and pour 2-3 drops of the makeup remover onto the eyelashes. Then gently rub it until the glue and mascara dissolve. Usually in the process of pulling the falsies out from your eyelids, you will tend to spoil the bone of the eyelashes. To maintain the U-shape bone supporting the eyelashes, soak your clean falsies into a bowl of warm water (not too hot please). The heat from the water should be able to loosen the bone slightly. Dry the lashes and place it on a flat surface. Make sure you adjust the bone so the lashes lie down looking as good as new with a beautiful U-shape bone. When it dries, the "new" U-shape will stay and facilitate easier application.
I know the above process is troublesome. But I can re-use my Dollywink lashes up to 7 times before I discard it. A value for money considering 1 set costs me $29.90. When you think about how far your dollar can stretch, the troublesome process will eventually fade into oblivion ;)