STENDERS: The GOLD Standard In Christmas Gifting! :D


I met a blogging student at Plaza Singapura today, and since I was there I popped by the newly-opened STENDERS store to check out their Christmas offerings. I’ve blogged about the products I received at their launch previously – read it here if you haven’t already done so. I’m still loving the facial exfoliator; not done using it yet since it is recommended that I do the exfoliation just once (or twice) a week. The scent is pretty amazing.

But I’m so glad I popped by STENDERS today because I discovered something AWESOME. In the picture you see above, I’ve indicated the prices for their gift-wrapping services. You pick a box size that you want, e.g. the medium-sized one for S$7 and the staff will pack your products in them, and include the (REAL) dried fruits/flowers/leaves and the ribbon on top FOR FREE! Can you imagine that?! I mean… a box of that size would easily cost me S$15 or even S$20 from a gift shop elsewhere! And they are giving us all those gorgeous extras for FREE? That totally brings out the #Singaporean in me. 😀

I also asked if I could… you know… bring a teddy bear I’d bought elsewhere and put it into the box, together with a STENDERS product I’ve bought. And the really friendly sales assistant, Summer, said that yes I could, as long as the bear would fit inside the box! OMG. I’m SO doing my Christmas gift-shopping here.

And behind the counter is a whole selection of really pretty (and very REAL) dried fruits, flowers, leaves and other sweet-smelling potpourri-like stuff which will beautify those gift boxes…

STENDERS gift wrapping

And, of course, I’ve already mentioned this before: I’m eyeing their GOLD range of products. The scent is a light but pleasant one. And the packaging just looks very atas and expensive. But they are affordably priced:

STENDERS plaza singapura

 In case it’s hard to read… 24 Carat Gold Shower Gel (S$33), 24 Carat Gold Bath Elixir (S$31), 24 Carat Gold Body Scrub (S$39). I hope I don’t regret this later (if the company decides to raise prices)… I think the current prices are actually ridiculously low.

And in the same range, there’s also the Gold Bath Ball (S$15) and Gold Soap (S$22). It’s a no-brainer, die-die-must-buy-for-Christmas.

And in case you are wondering, no, this is not a paid nor sponsored post. It’s just the result of my entering a store today, having a great conversation with the sales assistant, and discovering a really good bargain for gift-wrapping. And… you’re welcome. *wink*

STENDERS is located at #03-75 Plaza Singapura

My New Skincare Products from STENDERS and SOTHYS


I don’t know how beauty bloggers manage their stash of freebies from attending beauty product launches, especially when there can be multiple events to attend in a week. On Wednesday, I attended a SOTHYS launch, and yesterday, STENDERS’. I received the 4 products you see above. And I’ve begun using all of them. (Or else they’ll end up collecting dust somewhere)

And here’s my (quick) take on these products and whether they’re worth your time checking them out…

For SOTHYS, I have to say that the products have a delicate fragrance that would be well-loved. The Intensive Hydrating Serum (50ml) seems to do its job of delivering instant moisturization. The Hydrating gel-cream (50ml) seems to stay on my skin for a long time. Not sure why it’s not absorbed quickly – perhaps I apply too much of it at one go.

As for STENDERS, pretty packaging aside, I do think some of their products are worth buying!


In this second picture, I am holding the STENDERS Gentle Facial Exfoliator (75ml). Where my thumb’s pointing at is where the product ends – the rest of it is just air. I’m not quite sure why the company doesn’t just fill the entire tube with the product.

However, I like the wild rose scent and the consistency of the product – it’s like a jelly, without the micro beads that are present in many exfoliating products. So it’s very gentle on the skin. 🙂

One of the STENDERS staff did a demo on my pal’s hand and you can see the results below:

STENDERS plaza singapura

This is why regular exfoliation is important for cleaner, glowing skin. 🙂

The Moisturizing Toner (150ml) comes in a bottle which makes it hard to get the product onto cotton pads quickly. But this also means there’s less wastage, I guess.

STENDERS is located at #03-75, Plaza Singapura. I think their prices are very reasonable – probably around what you’ll pay for Body Shop products.

I was very interested in their 24 Carat Gold products. And I was shocked at how inexpensive they are. Seriously…

STENDERS Singapore

I can imagine how this would be a lovely Christmas present that looks very expensive but doesn’t cost a bomb. *wink*