Tuesday, April 15, 2014

OSIM uDiva Launch

I attended the launch of OSIM's uDiva, where their latest celebrity endorser was unveiled. If you follow me on instagram (reginachow_sg), you probably would find this photo familiar because I shared contest details on how you could win yourself a uSnooz wrap worth S$68 simply by guessing who this celebrity was.

I will reveal who this mystery man is at the end of the post, but for now, let's focus on the uDiva sofa first, shall we?

The uDiva sofa is the world's first triple enjoyment sofa. It functions as a sofa and doubles up as a lounger and massage chair too. As its name suggests, the uDiva also reflects a diva's goddess-like appearance, fashionable and stylish traits as well as unique personality.

This is probably one of the most beautiful and well-designed massage chairs that I have ever set my eyes on. Unlike its more conventional counterparts which tend to look a little out of place in your home, the uDiva blends in perfectly with the rest of your furniture and interior decor. You'll never have to worry about your uDiva sticking out like a sore thumb. 

Did you know that uDiva comes in 5 gorgeous colours too? Finding the perfect shade to complement your home decor and decorating style is now a piece of cake. 

The lovely people at OSIM also developed some background mockups to give you some home decorating inspirations and to show you how versatile this massage chair really is.

Gorgeous Pink is a soft muted pink that would go well with a minimalist theme where neutral hues take centrestage. This feminine colour is my personal favourite. As this colour complements pastel shades as well, those of you who are mummies could also place the Gorgeous Pink uDiva in the baby's room so you can kick back and relax while keeping an eye on the baby.

Enchanting Blue is an elegant shade of dark blue that adds contrast to a monochromatic palette and lends a touch of sophistication to your living area or bedroom, providing a wonderful setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.

 Luscious Maroon, a dramatic shade of dark red, is the perfect accent colour to jazz up your mood and add a touch of vibrancy to your home.

 Last but not least, here's Elegant Beige and Stunning Black, classic colours that will never go out of style. 

I really like the slim and compact design of the OSIM uDiva as most massage chairs tend to be very bulky. If you are looking for an aesthetically pleasing massage chair, the uDiva certainly fits the bill.

Over here, you'll also see the Elegant Black uDiva in its massage mode. 

I love massages! Not only are they pampering, they also help to relieve stress in our daily lives and promote mental relaxation, thereby enhancing our overall well-being.

If you like massages too, you'll be happy to know that the uDiva sofa incorporates 3D Power-Ball technology featuring Dynamic 3D massage and has 6 massage modes to cater to your needs:

1) Neck & Shoulder - Relieve

This feels just like a head massage that you would get during a hair wash at a salon. It also uses Feng Chi acupressure point massage to relieve headaches and stiff necks and shoulders.

2) Spa - Treat

A favourite among ladies, the spa mode feels absolutely pampering. Besides relieving stress, this mode also boosts cell regeneration and promotes blood circulation.

3) Happy Hour - Mental Relaxation

As its name suggests, this mode was specially created for PMEBs as many of us who hold desk bound jobs suffer from stiff necks, shoulders and sore back muscles. The Happy Hour mode improves blood circulation in your legs, relaxes your shoulders and neck muscles, and uses lower back tapping techniques to relieve the soreness on your back, helping you to achieve mental relaxation after a long day's work. 

4)  Lumbar

This is a strong massage to loosen and relieve lower back tension.

5) Stretch

If one of your goals is to improve flexibility, you can count on the Stretch mode to loosen your muscles and deliver results.

6) Sleep 

Wind down after a long day and turn on the sleep mode to relax your body and mind for a good night's sleep!

Besides a preview of these gorgeous uDiva sofas, we also indulged in an evening of pampering hand massages and gelish manicures at the manicure and hand massage station. I thoroughly enjoyed the hand massage which almost left me drifting off to slumberland while Karen had a soak-off and a fresh gelish manicure done in OSIM uDiva's Gorgeous Pink hue.

 We were also treated to colourful cocktail concoctions inspired by the 5 different uDiva colours, courtesy of Mixes from Mars.

Established in early 2013, Mixes from Mars is a pioneer in the bespoke portable bar industry that offers a unique customization concept where every drink can be personalized to your palate, mood and preference. If you are interested in trying out these drinks, you may want to check out their pop-up bar called Mars Bar at 83 Duxton Road (Duxton Hotel).

I personally loved the Elegant Beige cocktail, as it gave a light, refreshing (and alcoholic) twist to flavours found in apple pies. The distinctive taste and unique flavour won me over.

 For more information on Mixes on Mars, you can visit their website and social media platforms below:





And now, after keeping you in suspense the whole time, here's presenting the new OSIM uDiva celebrity endorser, popular Korean actor Lee Min-ho! 
 My friends and colleagues were so excited when they saw his standee and many of them could guess who he was immediately.

Want to win an OSIM uSlender Slim belt massager worth $268?

Simply snap a picture with Lee Min Ho at all OSIM outlets/roadshows, upload it on Instagram and tag both #uDiva and #OSIMSG and tell OSIM what's your favourite massage program. 1 lucky winner will win an OSIM uSlender Slim belt massager every week from 11th Apr till 31st May. (A total of 7 sets to be won.)
Do like the OSIMSG Facebook page as well to be updated as winners will be announced via their Facebook page every Monday.

For more information about OSIM uDiva and the latest updates/promotions, remember to check out the OSIM website here or download the QR code below.

Fashion: "Cherry Blossom" and Sakura Sightings in Singapore

I never thought that I would get to catch Cherry Blossoms or Sakura in Singapore, hence you can imagine how elated I was when JW brought me to Old Holland Road over the weekend to catch Singapore's version of Sakura, also know as the Trumpet Tree (Tabebuia rosea). 

We stopped our car along Old Holland Road and took a stroll, marveling at the glorious spectacle lovingly bestowed upon us by Mother Nature. It was absolutely magical and almost surreal. A fairy godmother must have waved her magic wand and sprinkled fairy dust in the form of these pretty pink flowers, paving the walkway with a gorgeous carpet of soft pinks and whites.

The picturesque backdrop set the stage for my outfit shots that day and coincidentally, I was dressed in a floral jumpsuit that suited the theme to a tee.

Floral Jumpsuit from Liz Lisa
Hairclip from Alannah Hill
Shoes from Pazzion

I couldn't resist taking some scenery shots as well, and here are just two photographs that I would like to share with you. To be honest, I wasn't in the best of moods that day as I was really tired out from all the errands we had to run, but my mood lifted miraculously after we spotted such a beautiful sight. 

Sometimes, simple pleasures like reveling in the beauty of nature are all we need to rejuvenate our minds and souls.

Monday, April 14, 2014

5 Fun Facts About Sephora

I may not be a huge beauty junkie, but even I can't resist entering a Sephora store whenever I pass it by. A haven for makeup lovers, its bright yet cozy shopfront looks so inviting, it beckons to passersby and lingers in the minds of beauty aficionados. Indeed, it is a fantastic one-stop destination for all our grooming and beauty needs. 

Founded in 1970 by Dominique Mandonnaud, the French beauty giant Sephora started out as a perfumery, and has since expanded its line into a more comprehensive one to include tools and products for HTT (that's head-to-toe in Tyra Banks speak) gorgeousness. The brand continues to be based in Paris, though it has gone majorly international, with more than 1,700 stores in 27 countries worldwide, including Singapore.

Now, here are 5 more fun facts about (practically) every girl's favourite beauty store!

1. The name Sephora was derived from the Greek word for beauty, sephos. Combine that with the name Zipporah, the incredibly beautiful wife of Moses in the book of Exodus, and you get Sephora.

2. Sephora is touted as "the beauty authority", as it aims to provide the most comprehensive range of products and service to its customers. 

Its "Science of Sephora" programme focuses on producing the most knowledgeable and professional team of consultants in the beauty industry, by making sure the team understands everything beauty-related, from the history of makeup to application techniques, identifying skin types to skin physiology, and the science of creating a fragrance. Phew! That was a mouthful. One thing's for sure though, Sephora does not take shortcuts!

3. Number crunching time! Sephora carries more than 17,000 products, employs 25,000 employees (4,000 of whom work in the approximately 300 stores in France), and receives about 6 million visitors yearly at its Champs-Elysees flagship store. Wow, that's more than the number of people who visit the Eiffel Tower annually!

4. In 2013, Sephora collaborated with the Olsen twins to develop a fragrance line, and with designer Marc Jacobs to create a makeup line.

Nirvana, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's first fragrance, has been available at Sephora since December last year.

The collaboration with Marc Jacobs hit all Sephora stores in the fall of 2013. This collection showcases products that enhance the three features that the flamboyant designer pays most attention to: groomed brows, kissable lips and bright eyes.

Marc Jacobs looking immaculate, as always

5. Since its establishment, Sephora has grown into a multi-label chain store that offers a wide range of products from international labels as well as its own private label. It carries trusted favourites like Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Urban Decay, Marc Jacobs, and Asian brands like Kose and Laneige.

If you think it's hard to extricate yourself once you start shopping at Sephora, believe me, you are not alone. Nonetheless, we all deserve to indulge in a little pampering every once in a while. After all, it's all in the name of personal grooming!


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