Makeup Stash! Lunar New Year 2010 Giveaways

February 13, 2010

I may write about beauty lovelies but I also want to share them with you. Thanks to the brands who have offered their products for this festive season, I can. :) Unlike the Christmas 2009 giveaway series, there will only be one giveaway post this time. You may enter only once but you will double your chances to win when you join my Facebook fan page or follow me on Twitter! Just state your nick and I’ll assign you an additional number for the draw.

This Lunar New Year, Makeup Stash! has twelve exciting beauty items to gift you with:

Usher in the Tiger year with a radiant complexion:

BRTC Special Gift Set in Glamorous Sparkling

A product of BRTC, the specialist in BB Cream creation, this set consists of:

  • A tube of BRTC Glamorous Sparkling BB Cream (60 ml, 10 ml more than the regular 50 ml)
  • Perfect BB Remover One-Step Cleansing Remover (30 ml)
  • Perfect BB Toner (30 ml)
  • Perfect Calming Cream (5 ml)

This gift comes courtesy of BRTC Singapore via Watsons.

For white rabbit-fair skin:

DHC Camu-Camu Travel Kit

Chock-full of Vitamin C goodness, thanks to the Camu-Camu fruit, this DHC travel set contains deluxe sizes of:

  • Camu-Camu Whitening Lotion
  • Camu-Camu Whitening Essence
  • Camu-Camu Whitening Cream

Like the first giveaway item, this kit comes via Watsons, courtesy of DHC Singapore. Do join the Watsons Glow Facebook group for more beauty offers.

Drag-on the eye love with:

I Nuovi Eyebase Eyeshadow Perfecting Base

I have been using this eyeshadow base very often since I purchased it last year. It dries down easily and has a soft, matte finish that is perfect for subdued and polished eyes that last the day. A detailed review is on the way! ;)

Join the I Nuovi Professional Facebook fan page or follow I Nuovi on Twitter for more beauty treats.

For sss-super sss-sleek tresses:

Kent Pure Natural Bristle Hairbrush with Nylon

I have this hairbrush and enjoy using it – It’s light and comfortable in the hand, giving a substantial brush to the hair. It feels good on the scalp and leaves me with shiny hair in no time! :)

Browse the Kent Singapore website for more information on haircare and these exquisite hairbrushes.

Say neigh to dry areas on the face with:

La Clarée Oliv’ Moisturizing Face Cream

I love this and use it almost every day. It’s in my work kit and many of my clients like it too! Delivering a loving boost of moisture to the face and readily absorbed by the skin, this moisturiser has a pleasant olive scent.

Browse the La Clarée website to learn more about Oliv’ products.

Baaa-nish dry skin with this light and luxurious hand cream:

Love & Toast Mandarin Tea Hand Cream

A beautifully packaged hand cream with a delightful scent that is so apt for this festive season, this product is not only pretty, it is also cruelty and paraben-free. Whimsical cut-outs and illustrations adorn the box and tube – using this is a treat for both the hands and the eyes. ♥

This lovely product comes courtesy of Soap ‘n Sorbet. Browse the website to see more pampering goodies!

Don’t scratch those blemishes, treat them with this instead:

Sampar Prodigal Pen

A soothing product for blemished skin, Sampar Prodigal Pen alleviates the sting and ache of zits. Join Sampar Singapore’s Facebook fan page for more skincare information.

Don’t be too chicken to try something sparkly:

Silkygirl Blink Glitter Liner Set

These liners from Silkygirl are full of glittery bits and are best used over a tacky base for shine and sparkle.

These could very well be your eyeliner friends for life:

Silkygirl Funky Eyelights Pencil Set

I LOVE these pencils and have the entire range. They are not only vibrant, they also wear well. I especially like them as eyeshadow bases for colourful eyes; they are amazing for intensifying eye looks.

Join the Silkygirl Facebook fan page for more beauty information and contests from this under-rated brand.

Pig out on this visual feast:

Stage Floral Fatale Palette

Maintain a squeaky-clean image with this:

Stage Floral Fatale Palette

Two beautiful palettes from Stage Cosmetics worth more than S$60…perfect for spring and great for the beauty aficionado who wants colour in his/her life. :) Like the palettes from Stage’s Burlesque Ball collection, these have a carmine casing that is so very holiday-appropriate!

Join the Stage Facebook page for more information on Stage Cosmetics.

Moo-isturise your lips with this refreshing lip-soother:

Tokyo Milk Iced Green Tea Lip Balm

This vintage-looking product also comes courtesy of Soap ‘n Sorbet. The store put up this item for this giveaway because it thought the illustrations of Oriental women were perfect for Chinese New Year. So right, aren’t they? ;) Join the Soap ‘n Sorbet Facebook fan page for more beauty tidbits!


To participate, simply:

1. Copy and paste a link to any of the posts you’ve enjoyed from Makeup Stash!;

2. Tell me why you liked it.

I love hearing from you!

Winners will be picked randomly to receive these items; each person will receive one gift only. Leave a valid email address so that you can be contacted. If you do not reply within three days, I will pick another winner. This giveaway will last till 28 February 2010 and is open to SINGAPORE RESIDENTS only.

Remember, you stand an extra chance to win when you join my Facebook fan page or follow me on Twitter. :)





Chinese Zodiac image source: Joy Ang Illustrations

Posted in: brtc | dhc | giveaways | holiday makeup | i nuovi | kent | la claree oliv | love & toast | sampar | silkygirl | stage cosmetics | tokyo milk

71 Responses to Makeup Stash! Lunar New Year 2010 Giveaways

  1. Vanessa
    February 14, 2010 at 12:51 am

    This really caught my eye as Ive been having problems with breakouts on my face recently and this is so easy to bring around cos of its size and would definitely help when Im out and I feel a bump.

  2. fweetreena
    February 14, 2010 at 12:55 am

    This has got to be my favourite recent post because I have always wanted to try these BB creams but they are sold so dearly at Watsons! Now that I’m informed about these sales, I think I’m enticed to purchase them to give them a shot! =)

  3. Bong
    February 14, 2010 at 1:59 am

    if it wasnt you, i will nv know bout urban decay. Now i found a superb primer for my oily eye lids and im sooo lovin urban decay’s products !!!! Thank You !!!!

  4. February 14, 2010 at 2:40 am

    I love reading post when you raving on a color (eyeshadow) and always add in your own thoughts on how the color remind you of something else and add in a little wonderful poem.

    This is my fave recent entry:

  5. February 14, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    This post was particularly informative to me cos this is the first time I am introduced to Urban Decay :) I love all the wonderful tips by Eric – was really appreciative that these were shared as I’m just a newbie to make-up. The product reviews and price list were also useful so in the end went to get the Eyeshadow & Lip Primer Potion XD my first UD haul ^^V

    PS: Just joined your facebook fan page :) my nick Jennifer Wong

  6. herstairway
    February 14, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    This was the post that led me to follow the blog! haha. I like how ur blog is updated about the info of latest products. And it also update on other cute stuffs like Rilakkuma!

  7. Fiona
    February 14, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I had seen these at watsons.. but till now, i still find it hard to believe that a comb can create any effect on our hair. i hope i can get this so that i can be convinced XD

    oh btw, i joined your facebook
    Name: Fiona Emily-Alice Lam

  8. Kas
    February 14, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Hi Mag!!!

    I love this post on the price list for Etude House products because this was how I stumbled onto your blog. It (1) fanned my interest in EH products which I have become a huge fan of! (Love the cleansing oil and the Milk Tea face wash) and (2) it prompted me to subscribe, allowing me to find out about the smack-you-in-the-face gorgeousness of Urban Decay’s VERT eyeshadow. I ran to Sephora, looking for it on the day of the UD launch and was soooo bummed that it was not available. I am so getting it when they eventually bring it down. So this post on your EOTD with VERT + ZERO is my other (recent) favourite post -

    I love green eyeshadow! Heck, I LOVE LOVE LOVE eyeshadow. Period.

    Thanks for your generous giveaways and Happy Lunar New Year to you.
    PS: Love the little pics of the zodiac animals and the corresponding captions (Moo-isturise?! Drag-on!! sss-uper sss-leek!!! LOL!)

  9. Strikingreality
    February 14, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    This is one of my favourite posts as I never realised how useful methylated spirit is until then and I have also gone on to use it for non-makeup uses. Thanks!

  10. Slj Slk
    February 14, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I like this post cos it beefs up my knowledge about skincare. In fact, I didn’t know much about humectants or emollients until I read your post.

    I joined your facebook fan page. Fb nick: Slj Slk

  11. February 15, 2010 at 3:28 am

    I simply loved reading the musings of all the latest reviews and fantastic fist hand info obtain from your blog :) keep up the good work yeah!!
    Anw, this particular post caught my eye as I was looking high and low for a roll on astringent for acne and blemish skin, as I do have frequent breakouts and so does my SO. Now, I’ve finally found a place to get it from :) Thanks!!

  12. Graclyn
    February 15, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Hi Mag!

    Happy Chinese New Year! My favourite blog entry of the year has gotta be Shiseido Spring 2010 sneak preview! ( I am a big ardent of Shiseido as I am always inspired by the way the Shiseido models look.

    Shiseido has been my all time favourite, and you just did me a big favour by giving a sneak preview and swatching of the colours of the Spring 2010 range. Now I have my wishlist ready… probably gonna start buying after CNY! Hee…

    The 12 lovelies all look so good to me! I would be glad to win any of the above!

    Thank you, Mag, once again for the willingness to share these lovelies with your readers!

    Happy new year! May this year be a fantastic year for you and your family! Stay always happy and pretty!

    P.S. I joined ur fanpage on fb! Name: Graclyn Sammie Wong

  13. Nurhudah
    February 15, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    My Fav Post:

    You are the first blogger in Sg to post the full price list of UD in Singapore. It helps me alot in planning/selecting the items to purchase before physically standing in front of the counter in Sephora. Your price list also made me not spend over my budget. =D

  14. Lilian
    February 15, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    My favourite color is green so I loved your post about Urban Decay Zero+Vert EOTD.
    It’s inspired me to be a bit more daring in choosing a bolder eye color :)

    Thanks for all your postings about the latest makeup news around, it’s really useful for me as I don’t get a chance to go out shopping much. Especially for all the info about the Urban Decay launch. I hope to make it down to Ion when the Alice book of shadows arrives…

    I always look forward to your blog for my daily read!

    Gong Xi Fa Cai and have a happy and healthy year ahead!

    oh, I forgot to add that I’ve joined your facebook fan page (Janice Sng)

  15. February 16, 2010 at 1:33 am

    This was one of my favourite posts as I thought I was the few fans of Palette sweet street! Through your blog post, I got informed that this was sold in Singapore when initially I was thinking of ordering the yearly planner from Etsy or ebay and had to incur shipping charges. You’ve not only saved me money but also tempted me with all the other products!

    Oh, forgot to state that my Twitter nick is luvpeaches17

  16. February 16, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I first came to your blog because of Rouge Deluxe and subsequently your entries on UD really captured my interest! But one of the recents posts i love best is this

    It’s marrying poetry and makeup! I love that you blog with passion and genuine interest that is so contagious and makes for great reading.

    I follow you on twitter (my nick’s deblovesmos) and on fb too (Debx Ng).

    Happy lunar new year to you~!

  17. Ice
    February 16, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    This was my favorite post as you gave an insight to what Shiseido would be offering soon enough!

    Happy Lunar New Year to you! =D

    (FB nick: Icee Chua)

  18. TheUndercoverGypsy
    February 16, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Here’s the link:

    Hi! I’m a very new reader of your blog – stumbled across it through Vivawoman’s blog. I’ve loved reading your makeup/beauty finds in Singapore. One of my favourite posts is the one you made on Bond No. 9 fragrances in Sephora Ion, infact, all your entries on your finds in Sephora have been incredibly helpful, since the last time I visited it was the day they first opened, so I’ve been able to discover the new products hitting our shores. I’ve been a huge fan of Bond No 9 in (what else!) Chinatown ever since I received a sample set and now I have ease of access to not only my favourite fragrance but also to try others from this brand. :)

    Wishing you a wonderfully prosperous new year!

  19. Grace
    February 16, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    hello mag :)

    here’s to try my luck on this giveaway…well, your blog has been a treasure trove of beauty scoops and i’ve particularly enjoyed the following:

    it was a really informative article which broke down the walls on those seemingly esoteric cosmetic jargon. although i can be silly and hope for miraculous instant cures, it is definitely more assuring to know what it is i’m putting on my face as well as know the effects it has on my skin.

    thanks for sharing such information with us and i hope that you will have more such articles to come! happy cny to you!

  20. ann
    February 17, 2010 at 8:01 am

    my fav. post –

    can’t wait for it to arrive to our shores~ thanks for letting us know about reserving them.

    fb: Li-Ann Ter
    twitter: myvanitybag

  21. February 17, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    The above is my favourite post. I’ve always been wanting to try out new products from there and I feel that the review itself is your honest opinion. There’s no sugar coating involved and hence I like reading the reviews written by you. :)

    I am already your follower on Twitter (my user is amourchaleur) and joined the FB page (User: Dayna Ngai)

    Happy Chinese New Year to you too! :)

  22. February 18, 2010 at 3:31 am

    Hi, I’m new here but your site is cool! Love that you don’t dumb down the facts and you write intelligently!

    I like your entire series on Urban Decay (the store offerings! the detailed price list! the book of shadows!) but if I had to choose it’d be the one with the masterclass. You shared so many tips and tidbits that you clearly took such diligent note of! I learnt a lot of stuff, and felt like I was in the class! Thanks for letting us have a feel of what it was like. Now I don’t feel so bad missing it!

    So now I’m following you on Twitter (as Camemberu). Keep it up and gong xi fa cai!

  23. Ning Xin
    February 18, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    As a long time fan of UD, I really like your post on the Master Class as although I spent quite bit on UD products on the day of the launch, I couldn’t attend the masterclass due to some other committments.

    I was rather disappointed but you cheered me up with all the tips and photos of the class that I felt that I was in the class! Thanks for all the reviews/pricelist that you frequently feature on your blog!

    Keep writing and I promise to keep reading!

    I’m a fan of your fb page – under Ning Xin as well (:

  24. February 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Hello, been following your blog for some time. I chanced upon your site from your post on the Etude House price list…..since then been reading your blog. Love your post on your reviews and informing us when Watson has good deals ^_^

    I particularly like this post for the EOTD

    Inspired me to try on this on my own, would love more EOTD post whenever you are free =)

    I am following you on twitter with the same sheyx nick ^_^

  25. Jocelyn
    February 18, 2010 at 2:11 pm


    there are a lot of posts over here that i really enjoying reading them.
    i will pick one of the latest fave one regarding the Urban Decay.
    I have never try out their stuff before but have always been eager to try out.
    It great to know that now we can get UD in Sephora. I have yet to drop by Sephora lately but i am glad that you have shared so many pics as well as the Urban Decay’s Master Class that you attended. And not forgetting the price list you shared give me an idea how much $ i am planning to spend at UD even though i have yet to go down.

    i have joined your twitter – jocrystal

  26. Jayne
    February 18, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    My favourite post would be because I’ve liked everything that I purchased from them so far (the Gelbase foundation is my fave!) but couldn’t find much information or reviews on their products until you covered them. I especially enjoyed the “insider’s peek” into the brand. This was, in fact, the post that started me on your blog :) Thanks so much for all the work you’ve put into the site – are you planning any sort of meet-up with your readers? We could all descend upon Orchard Road on a make-up buying/testing/reviewing frenzy and frighten all the other shoppers there that day ;)

  27. Aida
    February 18, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Hi there sweetie~~
    First of all, thank u for having this giveaways!!

    LOve, love love those Bright colors on the Stage palette!!.. Brights colors makes me Happy!!
    I’m in awe!! I’ve heard gd reviews on the palette & so i certainly hope i do win the Stage Burlesque palette.

    I’m following you on facebook as (Suzie Kellie) & on Twitter as (xskittles08)

  28. February 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    this is my favourite post as you introduced me to the wonderful makeup emporium which is sephora! I was actually googling for more information about Shadow Insurance and found your blog.

    thanks for sharing your knowledge and reviews with the rest of the world- they are very helpful!!

    Happy CNY!!

  29. Stephanie
    February 19, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Hey Mag, Happy Chinese New Year! Hope you are having a good one!

    Alrighty, this is my favourite post because I adore Urban Decay and you wrote such a comprehensive review with wonderful photos that it made me fall in love with the brand all over again. Btw, I linked to your post on my review if that is OK –

    May 2010 be a even better year for you and all your readers!

  30. Shermaine
    February 19, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    This is my favourite post because Urban Decay is awesome & your detailed post pretty much makes up for the fact that I was unable to attend the Master Class! After knowing from this post that most UD products can be eaten, I was so amazed and wowed!

    Your site is a must-visit site for me to get my daily dose of makeup updates :)


    P.S. Am following you on FB (Teo Shermaine)

  31. Charissa
    February 20, 2010 at 1:41 am

    LOVE the makeup colors and the dress as well!!!
    its suits my style very well…
    its hard to choose a fave from ur site…cause most of them are concern on makeups!! (plus, i like looking at swatches~)

  32. ivoy
    February 20, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    i remember reading that when i was getting into makeup.. brings back fond memories=)

    fb: ivoy chia

  33. February 20, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    was just looking for a new bath soap and you posted this… so this is my current favourite post :P
    Been trying out more organic soaps and this one sounds like its gonna pamper my skin quite a bit. Now to make time to go down and get a bar. LOL!

    I’m a fb fan and follow you on twitter… so hopefully that ups my chances a little more *grin*

  34. Fiona
    February 20, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    I get to learn the newest ZA product from your blog and save me money ‘cos got your reviews before deciding whether to get them rather than always wasting money by the temptation to get a new “buy n try” product :)

    I’m your facebook fan (nick: fiona tay)

  35. Stacey
    February 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm


    I chanced upon your blog while I was searching for more info on GWPs for magazines.

    And I discovered your blog, what a gem! I love your reviews on the products and this shall now be more go-to guide before I rush out to buy anything! Thumbs up!

    I’ve followed you on twitter and facebook. :D

  36. Cass
    February 22, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Love your blog. Chanced this, didnt even know Watson is carrying so many brands including Oliv’ & DHC.

    I am ya face on facebook as well (Cassandra Tan)

  37. Joelle
    February 22, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    i have always loved your blog!! :) lots of reviews.. which really helped me who is a shopaholic to cut down on my budget and buy those that i really need!

    there are so many entries i like.. it is difficult to pick seriously..especially those stand alone entries.

    i guess i like this one somewhat better.. haha it is so difficult to pick one honestly!! but when i read this, i was so happy because for so long, i have been hauling dhc from taiwan , hongkong and asking my japanese friends to ship it to me!!it is so nice to know it is finally in singapore especially the deep cleansing oil!!

    i also like the entry on the jill stuart psp .. so interesting to know japanese have all these cute things.. so lemming for it!

    i have followed your twitter.. continue writing and providing us with the best beauty info!

  38. Hui Yi
    February 22, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Chanced upon your website from Rouge Deluxe and have been loving it ever since. My favourte post so far was when you announced that DHC was coming to Singapore. That’s one of the best news ever.

    I am also on your facebook too (Hui Yi)

  39. Charissa
    February 22, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    I wouldn’t have known that there’s UD in sgp if not for your post. Everytime I go to Sephora, I will ask whether there’s UD and they would say no. so glad they finally opened up. Didn’t have time to go to Sephora recently. Thanks so much! I want the book of shadows too! Oh! and I love your updates on when MAC is launching new collections. Helps me prepare to save money for the launches! Thanks! :D

    I follow you on twitter. Just key my name as seen above in your list of followers and you should see me! :D

  40. Momo-san
    February 23, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Hey there,

    Happy Chinese New Year and V-day!

    Your first blog that link me connect to you is

    I love your pictures taken at the INuovi stores and it gives me a complete pictures. The information is so detailed.And for the first time I know that INuovi do own Air Brush Makeup Compressor and attendant Pro Aircolors.

    Love your blog with all the swatches and reviews that provide me a platform of skincare and cosmetic land!

    Well Done on your good job!

  41. February 24, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    wahh wad a great giveaway!

    this is my favourite page! as i was searching for a new face primer to try and i chance upon this page! love this page which explains why face primers are needed and which brands are nice to try!XD
    and i love it when you would give out those websites that sell things that are not available in spore and the sales! and that you will recommend which is better in term of prices!

    i’m a twitter follower too! ^^

  42. February 25, 2010 at 9:19 am

    i found this post super useful because i’ve been wanting the powder for the beautiful case, but wasn’t sure about the color selection! (:

  43. Hillary
    February 25, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Gosh!ur always so up to date and always surprising me with whats coming up next in singapore eg the 1st etude house outlet opening!

  44. February 27, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Hello Mag! I picked this post because I found out about the product from your blog and went to test it out at Watsons Taka, not once but twice. I like it and your comments support my opinion about the cream. I think it is of good quality and absorbs into my skin well. Thank you for sharing these goodies with us :)
    happy weekending!

  45. cinammontoastt
    February 27, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Dear Mag,

    My favourite post to date is!%29

    I have an older sister who does not subscribe to a proper skincare regime beyond washing her face once a day. In fact, I recently found out that she does not even use a makeup remover and I was so shocked that I immediately started overhauling her skincare regime! Although I have managed to convince her of the benefits of removing her makeup properly and using a toner, it has been difficult to persuade her to use a moisturizer because she complains that the ones I have given her to try are too sticky and leave a heavy feeling on her skin or that their fragrance is too strong. I was very pleased to come across this post of yours because through you, I have managed to find a moisturizer that I may be able to convince her to use on a regular basis, since it is light and has a subtle fragrance. I’m going to run out to get it for her immediately after I post this and hopefully, she will use it and be able to have happy, glowing skin in time for her wedding (which is really soon)!

    PS: My twitter nick is cinnamontoastt

  46. Tessie
    February 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    I’ve never heard about Urban Decay until I started following this blog, and now it’s one of my favorite brands!!! Thank you, Mag!

  47. Rachel
    February 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Frankly, I have too many favourites! I love all your posts – they are informative, fun, well-written and your reviews and swatches are very helpful. But this is probably one of my favourite posts ever: – you introduced me to the glory of MM single eyeshadows, especially the famous SV821 (which I now have two of, lol).

  48. Rusty
    February 27, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Surely it is this post about Urban Decay! I was so excited and wouldn’t have known if I didn’t read it. :) So thanks so much for always having first hand info and posting and letting everyone know about it too!

    p.s.: I’m a follower of yours on twitter and a fb fan! :)
    twitter: musicplayson
    fb: min ru

  49. sierra_lo
    February 27, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Lol, I love primers so this was one of the more memorable entries for me. Really liked the analysis btw japanese and western primers. Although I fear it does nothing to stop my urge to try every primer in the market.

    Thanks for the blog entries~


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