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Sneak Previous of Vivacious New Launch of edition 2 Apparels and Accessories, this 7 May!

By Stacey Hong · May 6, 2015 · 0 Comments ·

Launchedad_edition2 Dear Vivacious Ladies, We're hardly able to contain our Excitement for the New Launch of Vivacious 2nd edition of Apparels and Accessories this 7 May! With so many amazingly fabulous designs at affordable prices, it's no wonder our items are moving fast. Utilize our 20% OFF store wide discount code for more savings off your purchases, no minimum spend. Discount Code will expire on 31 May. Discount Code: VIVACIOUS Here's a sneak peak into our line up for this week's New Launch. Happy Shopping! Vivaciously YougalleryPicV1galleryPic2V1Julia Azaelea Self Portrait Dress GalleryV1galleryRingsV1Ruth Cutout Dress GalleryV1Madison Self Portrait Cropped Overlay Dress GalleryV1Octavia Self Portrait Fringed Formation Accent Dress GalleryV1Val Rosette Jumpsuit GalleryV1meshStyle GalleryV1Mise_Tribale_Frosted_Candy_Earrings_Group4_editedQuinta Low Back Black Dress GalleryV1Launch Date 7 May 2015 – Edition 2 Release.  

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$50 Shopping Voucher Giveaway Contest at Vivacious Facebook!

By Stacey Hong · April 29, 2015 · 0 Comments ·

Hi Lovelies!

Vivacious.sg is giving away $50 shopping voucher to one lucky winner as part of a special Vivacious Facebook campaign this season.

<span style="font-size: small;">All you have to do is visit us at <a title="Vivacious Facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/vivacioussg" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/vivacioussg

</a>Like our Facebook Page and follow the instructions to answer a simple question on our Facebook and viola! You're on your way to winning $50 worth of Vivacious shopping voucher.  

The question is:

What is the number of days after purchase that you can return a Vivacious item?

Hurry, contest ends on 31st May 2015, 2359hrs (Singapore time).

Psst, a hint to the answer can be found at the Returns & Exchanges section. ;)

Filed in: contest, shopping
Tagged with: Shopping Voucher, contest, Facebook

Bellabox Closing Down Sale

By Stacey Hong · April 28, 2015 · 0 Comments ·

A piece of sad news accompanies this announcement with the closure of Bellabox and clearing out sale of 60% off store wide. 

I remember subscribing to the box for a couple of months when the novelty of monthly samples box was all the rage then. I enjoyed receiving the box filled with new mini samples of reputable brands and new brands. :)

Use the coupon code 60OFF upon checkout and it is valid of minimum expenditure of $70. Sale ends 28/4/15. 

A weekend of Avengers Movies & Avengers Thor Blooper

By Stacey Hong · April 26, 2015 · 0 Comments ·

<span style="font-size: medium;">Caught the movie on Friday night with my hubby and it was a thrilling movie from start to finish! I was on the youtube earlier today and found a series of Avengers 1 bloopers clip. There's one particular blooper scene by Chris Hemsworth as Thor fumbling with his hammer and I found it hilarious! I've grabbed the excerpt of the clip and here it is!

</span>Full marks for his effort in trying to remain in character and trying to catch the hammer. haha <span style="font-size: medium;">

</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/gkcht60wZvw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe><p></p> <p>Have a good week ahead every one!

Launch of Online Boutique Vivacious.sg

By Stacey Hong · April 26, 2015 · 0 Comments ·

Vivacious.sg is finally LAUNCHED! I've been working on it for 1 whole month, and many late nights later and it is finally LIVE on the website! </p>

I'm really excited about this project and it feels different from setting up MindChamps as this is something that's I've been passionate about and been wanting to do since I was 18. Being able to realize this dream feels incredible and exhilarating but at the same time it's challenging setting up a start up company. And I wouldn't be able to realize this without the help of my hubby who spent many hours late into the night setting up the website, troubleshooting and making it so fabulous.

The entreprenuer route is never easy and this project is a reminder of what I went through while setting up the school. I need remind myself that to continue to persevere and never ever give up. 

There's over 100 products in the debut and here's some featured outfits to whet your appetite. ;)
Check out the Jumpsuits section over at Vivacious.sg. I'm already planning to wear one of the jumpsuits to watch Shakespeare by the Park - The Tempest in May. 
There's dresses suitable for work and play as well. Here's some of my favourite pieces. 
There's alot more dresses over at the store. Do check it out! Reasonably priced, prices for dresses start from $27.90.
In addition to the selection of skirts, jackets, tops, we also stock swimwear, lingerie, accessories such as belts. A wider selection has been to come really soon so if you do like our style, do sign up to be on our mailing list. :)
There's also the Vivacious Black Label range for those who luxuriates in obtaining the finer things in life. 


Excited yet? To celebrate our debut, take 20% off your order, store wide! Valid till 31 May 2015. 

Use the code VIVACIOUS upon check out.

Hop on over to http://www.vivacious.sg to check out the rest of the new arrivals!

Preview: McDonalds Hello Kitty Fairy Tale Plush Toys

By Stacey Hong · May 29, 2013 · 0 Comments ·

Last year, we've had Hello Kitty plushies dressed up as Grimace, Birdie, Hamburgler & Ronald. 

This year, Hello Kitty returns as dressed up as fairy tale characters! Make a guess who they are?

Find out after the jump!

REVIEW: Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Lotion New Nano Formula

By Stacey Hong · May 29, 2013 · 0 Comments ·

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I had just finished using my Hado Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion when this was sent for my review. I have been using for the past two weeks and I love this even more than the Super Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion. 

HadaLabo Arbutin Whitening Essence contains Arbutin and Vitamin C to brighten skin while lightening dark spots and freckles, giving your skin a brighter appearance. It hydrates and brightens up skin tone. 

The Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Range promise to give users three benefits in just one step.  With two new added ingredients – Arbutin and Vitamin C along with Hyaluronic Acid, so in addition to hydration, there's whitening and brightening effects too.



Arbutin is an extract from the bearberry plant with whitening properties and it is used to enhanced the skin's fairness and helps to fight dark spots. 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C enhances skin's fairness and repairs dry, dull skin caused by exposure to UV rays.


Use twice a day after cleansing face.

Pour 2-3 drops onto palm and gently pat on the face until thoroughly absorbed.


The consistency is similar to the Super Hyaluronic Acid, but the Arbutin Whitening Lotion gets absorbed into my skin much quicker. I've used about 2-3 drops. It takes only about 10 seconds of patting before it gets fully absorbed which is perfect for me because my life is hectic and I don't have alot time and patience to pat in the lotion. I will follow up with my usual serum and moisturizer and eye cream.

I tried my best to keep to my beauty regime, no matter how exhausted I feel every night.. (ok I did collapse to bed without even putting on moisturizer a few times) but I do try. :) But the Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Lotion was a real life saver!

Here's why..The Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Lotion really helped keep my oily t-zone under control and I would tell that my face looked a little less oily than before on days that I was too busy and forgot to blot. Another amazing thing, my pimples went away within a few days instead of developing into an angry red pimple. I haven't been masking my face as well..and the lotion kept my skin well hydrated.

As for whitening effect, it is probably too early to say anything conclusive but I did notice that my foundation that was once a tad too light for me, now fits my skin tone a little better. I will continue using to find out. :)


The Hada Labo Whitening Range consists of four products with a price range of S$21.90 to S$31.90:
1) Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Lotion
2) Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Essence
3) Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Milk
4) Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Mask


You can obtain redeem a FREE 20ml travel size bottle of Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Lotion & Cleansing Oil samples</span> before committing to purchase a full size bottle at Hada Labo's facebook page



Review: Sunplay Skin Aqua UV moisture milk

By Stacey Hong · December 14, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

Sunplay has always been my favourite brand of sunblock because of their high SPF value provided. I have skin that burns easily so SPF 30 isn't sufficient for me. I am a huge of Sunplay moisture gel version ever since I bought it from Japan and I love it so much that have restocked it several times. I think the milk version is just as good. 

<span>Skin Aqua has Solarex-3, a revolutionary formula with 3 comprehensive levels of UV defense.
1) Long Lasting, Superior UV Protection: Advanced photo-stability with the highest UVA & UVB protection for long periods of safe sun exposure. UV rays are reflected away like from a mirror.
2) UV Anti-Aging Protection: Two powerful anti-aging ingredients, RonaCare Exotin and French Golden Algae, help to prevent pigmentation and wrinkles from surface to deep within.
3) Intense Hydration (Dryness Protection): Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen & Vitamin E intensely hydrate and lock-in moisture for long hours, so skin stays refreshingly moist.

The 3 key ingredients used in the UV moisture milk are hyaluronic acid and hydrolyzed collagen to keep skin moist, Vitamin C and E for anti aging and zinc oxide for the sunblocking function.

Skin Aqua is fragrance, color, alcohol and oil free, and is suitable for all skin types.

Directions for use
Shake the bottle to mix up the lotion prior to application. 
Pour a 50cent size amount of lotion and spread evenly on the face.
Wait 15 to 30 minutes before heading outdoors

I appreciate that the sunblock has SPF50 PA+++ which blocks out broad spectrum UVA and UVB rays. It is waterproof which makes it a perfect companion to the beach! The milky liquid simply glides onto my skin, absorbs quickly and didn't leave any whitish cast on my skin despite the presence of zinc oxide. It didn't leave me feeling sticky and the super hyaluronic acid helped to keep my skin (which is currently drier than usual) hydrated. I love this :) 

</span>I would recommend this if you are heading outdoors and intend to do any water sports. 

The SUNPLAY Skin Aqua range is available at Watsons, Guardian, Sasa, Unity and other major department stores.

Hope this review has been helpful.

Filed in: Review, Beauty
Tagged with: sunplay, Mentholatum, Sunblock, review, beauty

OPI Pink of Hearts Nail Polish for Breast Cancer

By Stacey Hong · September 19, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

OPI has launched a pink nail polish duo consisting of I think in pink (a pastel pink nail colour repromote) and You glitter be good to me which is new. 

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from OPI press release

This duo pack is designed to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and support. In 2012, OPI will donate $25,000 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. OPI will also donate $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada.“Organizations like Susan G. Komen and Rethink Breast Cancer offer hope to everyone whose lives have been touched by breast cancer, and OPI is proud to aid these organizations’ global effort in eliminating this disease,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “Breast cancer afflicts millions of women worldwide, and Pink of Hearts is OPI’s way of creating new visibility to honor those who have valiantly battled breast cancer, and support those who continue to fight.”

Pink of Hearts 2012 includes two shades sold in one pack – the pale pink I Think in Pink and the vibrant You Glitter Be Good to Me. This sparkly lacquer is packed with both micro and macro glitters in pink and magenta, and can be worn alone or layered on top of I Think in Pink. Each bottle of I Think in Pink and You Glitter Be Good to Me nail lacquer has a special pink-ribbon cap wrap in support of breast cancer awareness.


The OPI pink of hearts collection is available from September 2012 to end of october 2012. 


Do get a pack to support the cause!

Filed in: new, Nail Polish
Tagged with: OPI, nail polish, new, pink

Jill Stuart Big Apple Collection - exclusive to Taiwan

By Stacey Hong · August 31, 2012 · 0 Comments ·

The Big Apple collection is to commemorate Jill Stuart's 5th anniversary in Taiwan and the collection looks supremely gorgeous, princessy and triggers my hoarder's instinct to purchase the whole collection!


The blush and lipstick cases have a pink apple motifs all over and it looks really sweet even though the shades are probably not very special from previous collections.

Now available in Taiwan. It is quite likely a collection exclusive to Taiwan.  

So if you know of anyone going to Taiwan, you might want to ask them for a favour! :D


Filed in: Beauty
Tagged with: Jill Stuart, beauty, new

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