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SAMSUNG GALAXY ALPHA

12/18/14

Introducing to you....

The new
SAMSUNG GALAXY ALPHA

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The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is the Korean company's first metal phone. It's a step away from Samsung's usual plastic and towards more high-end luxury.

Design

With a tougher body and the strip of aluminum running round the side, the Alpha certainly looks like a high-end smartphone. Inevitably the metal frame is the major talking point here, but it’s the weight that really makes the strongest first impression. At just 6.7mm thick, it weighs only 115g. The Alpha is lightweight and convenient to hold and carry around.


In addition to that, this slim and sleek device can stream music, movies and download games at a much faster speed thanks to its new 4G LTE Cat6 capability! In simpler terms, it means faster connectivity!

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I love how the discreet dimpled soft-touch back adds on to the phone's premium quality, making it look even more graceful.

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Display

Alongside the overall design, the display is probably my next favorite thing featured on the Galaxy Alpha. While it is only a 720p Super AMOLED panel, it looks super awesome. Colors are rich and contrast levels are exemplary. It makes taking pictures so much of a joy with such crisp screens!

Camera

The Alpha packs a 12-megapixel autofocus camera with a 2.1-megapixel selfie camera in the front. The camera can shoot impressively at a fast speed. Use a finger to adjust the focus point with ease and the depth of focus is impressive.

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Samsung's Selective Focus mode lets you capture a burst of exposures at different focus levels and then choose the focal point after the fact. 

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Check out my selfies taken by the Samsung Alpha!



Battery Life

Like the S5, the Alpha has an Ultra Power Saving mode, which switches the handset to use a greyscale theme and restricts which apps can run. It can dramatically extend battery life up to 10 hours, stretching out the last few percentages of battery life on your phone. Samsung, as usual, living up to it's name for having an amazing battery life on their phones.

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Smart Switch

Not to forget, the smart switch has made it so easy for me to transfer my apps and whatnot to my Alpha in just a minute! Everything is made so convenient thanks to the many innovations of Samsung.

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Fingerprint Security
Another great feature of the Samsung Galaxy ALPHA 4G+ 4G is the really cool fingerprint recognition function. That means you can unlock your phone using your fingerprint! It’s so much more convenient and secure. And, it makes online shopping so much more convenient as you can link your PayPal account to your Samsung device and authenticate your purchase with a single swipe of a finger.
Finally, check out the GALAXY Life app which gives you all the updates on the latest deals and privileges of various boutiques, F&B stores and many more. It’s able to customize the updates according to your preferences and interests so it really saves you time in scrolling through a long list.


This beauty comes in three pretty colors: Frosted Gold (which is the one I’m using), Dazzling White & Charcoal Black.

 Get your Samsung Galaxy ALPHA 4G+ at any Samsung Experience Store at only $848 without any plan. It’s definitely a steal! To top things off, there's an ongoing promotion of free Tab 3 Lite (7.0") Wi-Fi. So do check it out!

In conclusion, the ALPHA has been such a joy to use and I definitely love the feel of it. It's the perfect size for me and it has almost everything I need!

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Thank you Samsung!

Review: Urban Decay Vice 3 + Pulp Fiction Limited Edition Palette

11/25/14

I was very honored to be sent 2 of Urban Decay's latest palettes, the coveted VICE3 + limited edition Pulp Fiction palette that was just recently released in Singapore Sephora.

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SHINY SURFACES.. YES PLEASE?!

Possibly the most exciting aspect of the palette is the option of 20 NEW swatches. I've always had trouble choosing eyeshadow palettes because the colors I want don't always come together in one palette. But HELL, the Vice 3 has SO many colors for me to play with! These colors are totally awe worthy and are perfect for the upcoming holiday season. It packs some great shades that combine not only neutral but also bold colors! Did you just say variety?

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Thumbs up for the slick palette with a HUGE mirror and it even has a sleeve to hold it in which can be doubled up as a sleeve for an ipad.

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One of the looks I did with the VICE 3 palette:

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Pulp Fiction Limited Edition Palette

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I love the matte colors in the Pulp Fiction palette! The fact that it's matte makes this palette even more versatile because these swatches can also be used to fill in your brows or even contour your face!

As for me.. I've been using the color vengeance to fill in my brows. And I certainly love how it looks.

Thank you Urban Decay for sending these over!

The Vice3 and Pulp Fiction palettes are retailing at Sephora Singapore for SGD$88 and $52 respectively! 

VANITY TROVE X SHANICE ANG

11/19/14

Back to share with you one of the most exciting collaborations I've had.....

A specially customized Vanity Trove box by me!

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It contains 11 handpicked products I specially sifted out as well as a message written with love :)

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When I first received the box... I was so excited to open it! It was like a little gift to myself from myself. Hahaha. Are you excited to find out what's in it?! I can't wait to share....


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Let's now reveal what's in the little surprise box....

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Methode Swiss Thermal Oxygen Overnight Eye Mask

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The Thermal Oxygen Overnight Eye Mask is enriched with Swiss Thermal Water, algae extract and vitamins. It promises to smooth out the wrinkles of the eye contour and visibly reduces dark circles. It is a soft and comfortable mask that can be left on the eye zone overnight, leaving your eyes re-plumped, brighter, tighter, more elastic and younger looking the next day.

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This product is a life saver for someone like me who finds it extremely hard to sleep well the night before an important day. Now I don't have to worry about tired eyes no more!

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Too Cool For School SITKOZA Gel cleanser & Pore Minimizing Serum

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The SITKOZA Gel cleanser is a moisturizing jelly that removes point make up and impurities. It also has cherry blossom extract and damask rose of flowers extract that doesn't only smell nice but also helps to moisturize and make your skin feel soft and look amazing.

This gel cleanser was perfect for removing waterproof mascara that cannot be removed by my usual cleansing lotion. It removed my mascara without much needed effort! 

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The Pore Minimizing Serum is a refreshing serum that solves lack of moisture and pore trouble. It tightens your pores and creates a silky protection veil to create smooth skin. On days where I feel like my skin is rough and my pores are really visible.. I would apply the serum before my make up and it'll create a silky base for my foundation to pile on smoothly!

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Speaking of makeup.. WHAT WOULD A GIRL DO WITHOUT HER MASCARAS????

ZA Killer Volume mascara

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As the name promises... The mascara really is a KILLER.

It has a ultra huge brush which I extremely LOVE because it holds a great amount of mascara liquid that can instantly create long-lasting, separated and upward volume lashes without clumps.

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Because I have really oily lids... It can be a problem for me to apply mascara sometimes because no matter how smudge proof it promises to be...  I always end up looking like a panda at the end of the day. But I kid you not.... This mascara really doesn't smudge ONE BIT. Which I was really impressed because I never thought I'd ever find one that wouldn't on my oily lids!

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Yay to my new holy grail!

SKIN INC Repair Pycnogenol Serum

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Extracted from the bark of French coastal pine, this super anti-oxidant is 350x more effective than Vitamin C and 170x more powerful than Vitamin E. It is combined with EGF (a really popular beauty ingredient used in Korea), found naturally in skin that increases DNA synthesis and cell growth that moisturizes the skin and reduces the signs of ageing skin. It contains 0% paraben and 0% fragrance, an encapsulated serum that contains only pure active ingredients.

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I love how the texture is light and watery, almost gel-like which doesn’t feel sticky or oily on the skin. It also feels extremely refreshing upon application! You only need 3 drops of serum each time so one bottle can go a very long way.. Plus the packaging is so portable and light you can bring it almost everywhere with you!


From left to right :
Carnation Footcare Intensive Moisturising Foot Cream
Carnation Footcare Exfoliating Foot Scrub
Carnation Footcare Cracked Heel Cream

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Wearing heels so often has made me realized how prolonged standing can leave your heels ugly and dry. But thanks to the carnation foot care range, my heels are kept hydrated and soft!

We all want silky soft feet, especially in the summer months as we show our feet off on holiday in those strappy sandals. So make a difference by taking care of your feet!

Beauty isn't only just about what's on the outside.....

What I mean is what really works from the inside out for real women who want to look great at any age. You don't only want to look beautiful but FEEL beautiful as well!

And the first step to this... Is giving your body the goodness it needs.

TruLife Collagen Cell Renew
SLIM secrets Daily Fibre Power Bar
TEA TRIM by Tea Leaf Culture 

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TruLife's healthcare products are supplement drinks which are manufactured in Singapore. These drinks contains no sugar or additives but powerful active ingredients, which absorb rapidly by the body for targeted results, giving us the luminous glow of health.

TruLife Collagen Cell Renew is a tasty functional drink which targets fine lines, locks in moisture and brightens complexion to leave you with suppler, firmer skin.

Collagen Cell Renew has seen clinically proven results of a 50% increase in moisture level of the skin an a 13% decrease in UV spot area. Some may even see these results within 10 days of consuming this high potency concentration. It also helps battle skin aging and whitens skin. Its impressive collagen level is complemented by Zinc and vitamins for overall health benefits.

Sometimes... Collagen just works better consumed from the inside!

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The SLIM secrets daily fibre power bar is the delicious, wholesome and convenient way to not only get over 7g of fibre per 40g bar but also satisfy your hunger fast.

Forget dry and flavourless snacks, nibble on a Daily Fibre Power snack bar to buy you time before the next meal hits the table. It gently helps to keep things moving smoothly (if you know what I mean), with loads of wholesome seeds and ingredients, including psyllium husks.

For someone like me who hates to consume my greens... This bar is a really convenient and quick source for the fibre my body needs. Not to forget, it tastes extremely yummy too!

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Tea Leaf Culture's tea trim is a flagship product that is floral and beautifully sweet-scented. Tea Trim is the perfect tea leaf blend that helps to naturally suppress appetite and boost metabolism – keeping your body in top shape!

I LOVE eating and I would never ever go on a diet... So drinking tea trim is a great way for me to make sure I watch the amount of food I eat and at the same time, burn my calories from all the sinful food I've been eating!

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So that's about it...

My honest and heartfelt reviews on the beauty products in my Vanity Trove box!

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Go to https://www.vanitytrove.com/sg/shop/special to make your purchase using the promo code
''SHANICEANGVT'' to get the Trove at $35 + 1 Free Full Sized Item. 1st 50 readers will be guaranteed 1 full sized item from my box so hurry.... The early bird gets the worm!


STAY BEAUTIFUL BABIES

xoxo
Shanice


AD: LILYRAE.CO

11/9/14

LilyRae.co is a ladies online fashion store that reaches out to a wide community. Basically, ladies of all ages or sizes! They cater not only casual clothings....

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But also office apparels

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As well as plus sized apparels!

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How amazing is that!? You can literally just shop on their website as long as you're a female because you would definitely expect to find something suitable for yourself since Lilyrae.co is so well rounded!

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Jemma dress

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Sarah striped dress

LilyRae.co is having a massive 25% off in Nov plus get another 10% on top of that when you use my discount code “SHANICE”! You can also request for delivery to your home or office for FREE! Follow them on @lilyrae_co & Facebook plus don’t forget to sign up for their Newsletter to get the latest news/promotions! Hashtag #lilyraeco #lrootd when you purchase from LilyRae.co and win vouchers!

SPONSORED: Samsung GALAXY TAB S

10/20/14

Back to share on more features about the Samsung GALAXY Tab S and how it has been such a helpful tool in my daily life!

GALAXY Life

GALAXY Life is a mobile app that aims to be one-stop platform for its customers to experience the latest trends. Samsung GALAXY Life is the brand's loyalty program for selected Samsung GALAXY smartphone and tablet users. It will serve as the GALAXY user's passport to amazing experiences and special privileges. Samsung users can now redeem exclusive privileges and deals at participating merchant outlets through the GALAXY Life app.

Check out the current deals they have….

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Omg emicakes… They have the best durian cakes and puffs!! (LOL sidetrack)

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Other exclusive Samsung GALAXY Tab S deals include:

* E2Max – Enjoy 30 minutes’ bonus with rental of E2Max Chambers (worth up to $70)
* F1 Simulator – Free 10 minutes trial (worth $30 an hour) * Party World – 3 persons for the price of 2 (worth up to $93)
* Play Nation – 3 gaming packages for the price of 2 (worth $44.70) Promotions are subject to third party service providers’ terms and conditions.
Thanks to the GALAXY Life, Samsung users are now able to enjoy entertainment on the go!

KEEPING IN CONTACT

The Samsung GALAXY Tab S has also been my favorite device to Skype with my friends! Keeping in contact with my friend in UK has also been made much easier because I can Skype anytime and anywhere.

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My friend is also using his Samsung GALAXY Tab S to Skype with me and look.. HE’S IN A PARK. Hahahaha.

When he video calls me all I have to do is swipe and pick up the call.. Less hassle compared to turning on my laptop and etc.

SHOPPING

Shopping in bed because.. I CAN. It is so much more shiok to shop with a big screen on Gmarket because I no longer have to squint at my tiny phone screen!!

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As someone who relies on the laptop often for so many purposes… The Samsung GALAXY Tab S has been such a convenient replacement for me to carry out my daily activities! It has been providing me with so much entertainment purposes as well and the fact that I’m having my holidays now just makes the Samsung GALAXY Tab S so much better utilized.

Moreover, adding onto the security feature, shopping online through the GALAXY Tab S is a lot safer with the fingerprint scanner. I didn’t manage to try because I was too engrossed in my shopping! But for those who own the GALAXY Tab S, you can shop online and do your payment with a scan of your fingerprint. It’s definitely more convenient because nobody has the same fingerprint!

Looking forward to discovering even more features about the Samsung GALAXY Tab S!!!

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Thank you Samsung Asia!
#GALAXYTabS #SuperAMOLEDtablet #seeittobelieveit