Sample Store's Giftopia: The spirit of giving

Saturday, 15 October 2016

A couple of us visited a Sample Store event, Giftopia, held at Raffles City Atrium (level 3) this morning. It ended up being much fun, and here are some highlights from various stores that interested us! 

Here you go (and you're welcome)!



If you need gifts, this list will help provide you with some inspiration for the upcoming festive season!

Beauty Keeper 美丽掌柜

A relatively new launched brand who flew in all the way from Taiwan! This beauty brand seems to be worth checking out and I will be updating the blog with a full review on its products soon :)




Reun Rom & Cathy Doll products 
Website: http://www.karmarts.com.sg/

Distributed under Karmart, an importer and exporter of more than 2000 cosmetics and beauty products, Reun Rom and Cathy Doll offers interesting and affordable beauty products. Some that caught our attention was the Mango Sticky Rice hand cream from Reun Rom and Cathy Doll's Sweet Dream Gold Splash Essence with Bee Venom, which we tried and loved! Be sure to check their products out!





LATCH Handmade
Website: www.latchhandmade.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/latchhandmadesg

Inexpensive, unique and with a kiss of all the tribal feels, this handmade accessories store caught our eye with their lovely bracelets. You can be sure that each bracelet was made from scratch and classified into various themes (the dreamer, kinship, goddess, seeker, etc) that you will definitely identify yourself with, at least, one of them.


Euphoramics 
Website: http://www.euphoramics.com/

A trained teacher who began her journey in the world of clay had her beginnings from a handbuilding class in year 1999. Since then, she has amassed an experience studying and learning from ceramics masters in various countries. Her products are lovely and now as an experienced teacher, she also conducts pottery workshops / classes for those interested in the art of ceremics creation.


Stencil Hand-drawn Tattoos
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrispy_sim/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christopher.sim.547

My friends went crazy after seeing that a temporary stencil hand-drawn tattoo art was available and had not regretted waiting in line to get their temporary 'tatts' from Christopher and his friend, Martin. The results were lovely and Christopher can be contacted from his facebook page or Instagram if you also wish to get real ones.





Curious Creatures
Website: http://www.curiouscreatures.cc/

Another talented accessories handcrafter onsite! Other than jewelry, they also handmake other stuff, like bags & pouches and home goods!

Vaniday.
Website: https://www.vaniday.com.sg/

Did you know you could book services from more than 80 beauty salons on this website? Vaniday allows you to discover beauty & wellness salons in your area and you can directly book your an appointment through them! They also offer special offers on their website from time to time. At the sample store event, they were offering nail services, so girls, check them out!


Hangmade by Gladys & The Cotton Shoppe
Website: http://www.hangmadebygladys.com/
Website: http://madewithcotton.com/

I loved these handmade cuties! Each piece is unique and really cute! You'll see many owl designs made by this 2 stores, so do check them out and bring someone a smile with an unique gift that no other will have.



13rushes
Website: https://www.13rushes.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/13rushes/

I'm loving this brand as they are currently donating 15% of their proceeds to the Breast Cancer Foundation for their limited edition 'Check Them Buns' brush kit ($119). The Singapore brand was created in year 2013 to produce synthetic brushes which are kind to the animals! What's more, the brushes feel really good and the brush pouches (travel pouch shown below) are really pretty!




Travel pouch in leather-style white and mint green! So pretty!

Flipping Notes
Website: http://www.flippingnotes.com/

We all know that flowers, along with their beauty, don't last. But a handmade bouquet for that unique someone, will. With their expertise on handmade textured bouquets, these adorable flower items will bring an lasting touch to your special occasions.


Made by OCD
Website: shopee.sg/nerilia
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madebyocd/

Love comics? Your childhood was awesome. Now you can take a piece of your favourite comic characters with you. These items are made with cutouts from real comic pages from, yes, real comic books. They did this so well and I felt like buying so many of them! Each one is special and unique. You name it, they have it: Keychains, cufflinks, earrings. Your special someone will appreciate this wonderful gift that brings them back to their childhood. Can you guess which is my favourite?





Que Origin
Website: www.que-origin.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/que_origin

A new local brand which launched its products at the start of year 2016: Each of their products contain skin loving ingredients such as argan oil, aloe vera leaf extracts, raspberry fruit extracts, grapefruit fruit extracts, vitamin B5, vitamin E and are kept at a constant pH5.5 which is great at its moisture keeping properties. One of the products which interested me was its lotions, which was available at varying levels of 'oiliness'. I liked the watery texture of its 0% oiliness lotion as it was moisturising and moisturising without any, well, oiliness.


Wild Harvest Care
Website: www.wildharvestcare.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/wildharvestcare

Made in Australia, this skincare brand caught our eyes with the upcoming trend: Coffee Body Scrub and its multi-purpose Pure Emu Oil (with a choice of Lavender or unscented). We loved its Pure Emu Oil (tried and tested) as we were able to use it on any part of our body, from head to toe. Though it was oil, it was absorbed very quickly into the skin and the skin was moisturised so well. It can even be used when you have breakouts (but this varies from person to person). Still, we love it for its multi-usability.




ModernMinimalist.Co 
Website: http://modernminimalist.co/

Now, minimalism is the in thing. We loved how these accessories had a nice feel to it and what's more: these simple yet attractive jewelry are also available for customisation at request.



Honey & Gazelle
Website: http://www.honeyandgazelle.com/

The creation of two childhood friends who have had years in graphic design translated into a business full of messages of love and happiness. Other than offering lovely prints and cards with special designs, the shop owners also brought the business further by providing customised designs, event styling and graphic designing services.



The Giftopia event, hosted by Sample Store, will be available at Raffles City Atrium at Level 3 (15 & 16 October, 1pm to 9pm) with welcome gifts, sure win lucky spin and more!

There'll also be a daily lucky draw at 3 timeslots (2pm, 5pm & 8pm) with $8,000 worth of prizes to be won. If that doesn't interest you, visit the various stores onsite for exclusive product offers on their bestselling items.

Be there and bring cash! (Trust me, you'll be spending it on something worthwhile)

For more on Sample Store, visit their website at https://www.samplestore.com/