Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Too Cool For School

Not sure about being too cool for school...I'm most certainly too old for school!  Never was much of a fan of school anyways...

Blah, blah, blah....get to the point!!  So, to my surprise I received an invitation to participate in the celebrations to mark the opening of the first 'too cool for school' store in singapore xx :-)

Who and what store?  

Too cool for school is the unique cosmetic brand introduced in year 2009 as a division of TODACOSA. The brand image reflects the originality, experimentation, artistic sensibilities and the fresh, rebellious sprit of those in their teens, twenties, and thirties. 

Starting off in a store along with other brands (perhaps a little like the Sephora of Korea) it took off so well and went down like a 'no school snow day' (for those who have never experienced this 'no school snow day' excitement....believe me, it's pretty darn cool and even the teachers are jumping for joy!  

Anyways the store owned brand went down so well, and everyone who tried it loved it, that it branched out and became a whole brand and store of its own. I've read from a few blogs that a number of bloggers go shopping to Korea and come back loaded up with the too cool for school goodies.

The first and only 'Too Cool For School' store in Singapore is now situated at Far East Plaza on Scott's road (honestly not an ideal location...the store looks way too good to be in such an out of way plaza). I hope their second store will be a little more conveniently placed.  

Still, I headed down there and met up with some lovely beauty bloggers who I'd not seen for some time.  We all agreed the store is pretty cute and adorably quirky.  Their range of products are endless and there really is something for everyone.  I actually thought I'd find nothing but cutesy stuff that only the teenage audience would like, but no!  I'm in love with their mass of makeup products especially the choice of eye makeup (creamy textures and sparkling shades), there's lovely shades of blush/highlighter and I'm loving the primer sun screen SPF 50.

Here's some pics I took at the event...sooooo adorable xx :-)

I didn't buy anything on the evening...to be honest the store was pretty crowded but I will head down there again and grab myself some gorgeous goodies.  Watch out for a review of what I bought as and when I've dome some serious testing xx :-)

kisses n smiles from me xx :-)

Discover Beauty with Vanity Trove

No longer a monthly box of surprise goodies!  This beauty box just got a whole lot different...

Previously, I was subscribed to the monthly payment scheme and paying by PayPal...I then went off to Europe for summer break and something odd happened.  I was still paying $25.00 per month but not actually receiving anything!  A little worried, I logged onto VT and my account to find I had a whole load of dollars racked up on my Vanity Tab xx :-) eeeeek!  Lets have a prepaid spending spree...

Here's what I found out....so, now VT has actually become a customised beauty sample platform.  You simply choose  6 goodies, they are packed into a gorgeously glam box and whisked to your door before you can believe (I ordered one morning and received my troves the same day ...there's quick service!)

I've opted out of the automatic annual/monthly subscription plan (I know I'll forget to place my order and, because the points/dollars on my Vanity Tab have expiry date, I'll lose out and by annoyed at myself).  I do though, intend to take a look now and again to check out what's new on my recommendations list and order as and when. See something fun, new or simply cannot miss out on and I'm adding it to my trove.

I actually used up my vanity tab (the tab does have expiry date) and ordered myself 2 customised boxes and one special trove full of goodies for the guys...

My 3 very glam looking troves...
I'll take pics and post details of what I got next time...

Course the beauty table and review section has become a major part of VT and it's lots of fun to get involved in posting your reviews, adding to your wish list and updating your beauty profile.  By making your beauty profile and keeping it up to date, your list of recommended samples will be just perfect for you to choose from.

Vanity Trove you've changed your style but took on a great idea and I'm sure, like me, you've got some ladies (and the odd gentleman) who total love your concept.  Keep up the good work xx :-)

kisses n smiles from me xx :-)