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May 14, 2010

Orchids: A Conservation Story Launch Event at TANGS/ CLARINS

Today, I had the opportunity to attend this event together with Kas.  Must thank Shu Lee from TANGS for the invitation!  There will be lots of information here, and if you are not interested in the non-MU stuff, feel free to scroll towards the end of this entry for more pictures, and rambling.  :)

Some information about the event and what it is all about:

The Orchid Conservation Fund is started by the Garden City Fund.  NParks' registered charity and Insitute of Public Character, to raise some $250,000 to help conserve our native orchids.  (For readers who are not in Singapore, the orchid is our National Flower).

The money will be used to propagate and reintroduce our rare and endangered orchid species back into the roads, parks and nature areas.  Over time, these orchids should regenerate on their own.

The Fund will be used to help support the following:

  • Monitoring of existing orchid species
  • Exploring ways to conserve them
  • Increasing their numbers through subsequent reintroduction into appropriate habitats
  • Research and education


If you are keen to contribute to the Fund, you can make your donations at any TANGS cashier points.  You can also visit this website for  more information.


And the event today which I attended, is a collaborative project  "Orchids: A Conservation Story" among the National Parks, Clarins and TANGS.

TANGS joined the NParks and Clarins in promoting the conservation of rare native orchid species in Singapore. In celebration of the Year of Biodiversity, the upcoming Singapore Garden Festival in July 2010, and the launch of the new Orchid Conservation Fund, TANGS Orchard is transformed into an orchid paradise from Friday 14 May to Thursday, 3 June 2010, to educate and empower the public in the importance of orchid conservation.

I shan't go into all the press release information, but it was indeed an interesting experience to be there, with all the partners from the three organisations coming together for this worthy cause. Some pictures to give you an idea of what they do:

This picture below shows Mr Christain Courtin-Clarins, Chairman of Clarins Group at a drinking water supply ceremony in Madagascar.

Mr Christian himself was at the launch today and mingled among the media and invited guests.

That's Shu Lee, who is the TANGS Assistant Manager (Marketing and Communications), she is such a warm and friendly lady, we chatted at length about fashion, shopping and just all girly stuff in general.  Also met Laura, who is another Executive for Marketing & Communications.  Even though it was all coporate, serious and official etc, I honestly felt very much at ease in the late afternoon, sipping on wine, and just had quite a relaxing time being there.

All in all, the reception was extremely hospital and warm, we were at the Island Cafe, and there was plenty of food & beverages going around, I mean, what a better way to spend your afternoon, basking in good food, to be wined and dined, and chat about your pet topics, right?

We also got a door gift on our way out, and it consists of all the media release and information, factsheets, pictures, and Clarins products.  It also contains some Clarins products, such as HydraQuench Cooling Cream-Gel (50ml), Eau Tranquility Spray (50ml), Huile "Tonic" Body Treatment Oil (30ml), and a couple of CLARINS Men Products (maybe my bro can do another guest review soon).

Orchid Display at TANGS Orchard and Singapore Garden Festival

There will be a display entitled Orchids: A Conservation Story at the TANGS Orchard store, to raise public awareness about native orchids and conservation avenues.

There will also be a special SHOPPING event at the Clarins counter tomorrow  (15 May) in conjunction with this special occasion from 10.30am to 12.30pm.  Discounts, gifts, vouchers etc etc....Even if you don't get any Clarins products, it is a good chance to learn more about orchid conservation.  I will be attending that , so maybe will get to meet some of you?

Well, I hope this has been an interesting & informative entry. I hate to make disclaimers, but I just want to say, I am not affliated to any of the organisations mentioned in this entry, and any opinions which are expressed here (except for the media facts) are entirely my own. I am not paid to write about it.


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My name is Sophia, and I am in my early 30s. I am from Singapore and I am the sole writer of this blog.

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I started this blog in 2006, I like to use a wide range of brands though I seem to have a growing preference for higher-end brands in recent years. I also like to share interesting things I have come across about makeup and beauty.

Currently The Makeup Blogette receives 39,000 unique views monthly or 2,238,932 views and counting.

My Makeup Style

I like classic looks (neutral tones on eyes, anything goes for lips & cheeks), though occasionally I try out dramatic/ statement looks.  I believe that a flawless base is the key to achieving great makeup looks.  I also believe that if you don't have great skin to start with, fake it with a good foundation routine, and even greater skincare.  I am currently loving Clarins & Lancome skincare products, and Vichy NormaDerm for tackling with breakouts.

What Cameras do I use?

Most of the pictures you see in post 2010 entries are taken with my Canon G-11.  Previously I was using Canon Ixus 80.  I do post some pictures which are taken with my iphone4 which I will state in that particular entry.  I have stopped watermarking my pictures as of 2011, because I think watermarks are ugly in general, and does not prevent people from stealing my pictures if they wish to.  I just take it as a compliment that my pictures are even worth stealing in the first place. I might look into getting a Canon EOS next year, not just for blogging purposes, but I also like photography in general.

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It is hard to name just one, but I like NARS, Chanel, Illamasqua and the ocasional Guerlain, Dior & Urban Decay item.  I own quite a stash of MAC items, but recently I have stopped catching up with their collections, and I much prefer to splurge on a few really outstanding items.

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