Thursday, 18 November 2010

On a rollercoaster week and fantabulous friends…

Hey ladies! If you’re wondering where I disappeared to the past week or so, I’ve simply been trying to catch up on everything. Work has been absolutely packed end to end – and the rest of November looks set to be a real busy time... :s

But work aside, I also took some time out to celebrate my birthday over the past week – another year closer to the 3-0, but heck, it’s a good time to step back and reflect on the year gone by (before we get to the actual New Year resolutions).

For some odd reason, all my birthday confections were cupcakes this year...the top one was made by my mum (from scratch of course, my moomia luvs me), while the ones at the bottom were given by colleagues.

Sadly, I couldn’t spend my birthday at home (and spent it at work instead...), but the weekends before and after made up for it. I had some friends over for dinner the first week, and the next weekend was spent with these lovely ladies...

See some familiar faces? :) It was a good few hours of unrestrained chatter and awesome company. I may have gotten to know you all through your beauty blogs, but since then we’ve come so much further than being just ‘blogger pals’. You ladies are just awesome! *hugz*

Of course, that’s not to discount the fact that we’re all completely mad hatters over makeup as well...hehe...these sessions just beg for products to be raved or lambasted and passed around the table.

Yet another reason (as if I needed more reasons!) to love these ladies – I got well and truly spoilt by them. I'd love them even without all this, but who doesn't like opening presents? :p Mind you, this is just PART of the birthday still wondering where the heck I’m going to find space for them in my tiny space in Singapore but I don’t care, they’re coming back with me!

I love all the items I got this year, but among them there’s one particular one I’m loving to bits – these one-of-a-kind Swarovski crystal earrings from none other than Tine. My jaw simply dropped when I saw them...the picture doesn’t do it justice as it was taken with my iPhone, but the colours are phenomenal, and they just look...*dreamy sigh*’s got my colleagues asking where to get them, but for now they’re mine aitelyu! MINE!

And erm...*cough cough*...I decided to pick out a couple of “birthday presents” for myself as well...

The Christmas sets have arrived at the Changi Duty Free and I was looking to pick up a new bottle of my signature Dior Addict II fragrance so this was a no-brainer. For the price of the bottle, I got a Dior pouch as well as a perfumed shimmer body lotion. Score!

The second present shall remain a little bit of a mystery for’s my first actual purchase from Givenchy, and I’m simply giddy over it. All I’ll say is that the colour is absolutely FABULOUS and I’m bracing myself to ‘de-virginise’ it...LOL!

Not a bad birthday at all I reckon...what’s more, since I couldn’t celebrate my birthday proper, a friend brought me out for a surprise yesterday since it was a public holiday. Guess where we went?

Those who’ve known me will know I’m a total CSI Las Vegas fan, so this was the perfect birthday surprise. The Singapore Science Centre is a pretty great place to check out for kids and adults alike!

Now, back to our regular programming schedule...I’ll do my best not to drop off the radar any more, promise! :D

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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Clinique Christmas 2010 Sets…

45 days to Christmas and counting – who’s counting along with me? :p I happened to be back in KL last weekend and will be back again in a few days, and safe to say I’ve been wandering around all the shopping centres. Some of the Christmas sets coming out are simply GORGEOUS, and I couldn't help but share some of my favourite picks from Clinique with you.

Kisses From The Heart (RM175)
  • Clinique Happy Heart Perfume (50ml)
  • Clinique Happy Heart Body Cream (75ml)
  • 2 Long Last Glosswear SPF15 Mini with Key Chain in Air Kiss and Clearly Pink (1ml each)
  • Orange Keychain with Clinique “C” Charm

Lips Craving (price unavailable) – 4 lipsticks in a pink pouch

Pretty Day Into Night Looks (RM195)
  • All About Eyes (15ml)
  • Double-Ended Different Lipstick in A Different Grape/ Long Last Glosswear SPF15 in Bamboo Pink
  • Cheek & Eye Compact featuring 2 shades of Blushing Blush Powder Blush and 4 shades of Colour Surge Eye Shadow (LE)
  • Cream Shaper for Eyes in Starry Plum
  • Lash Power Volumizing Mascara in Black
  • How-to Instruction Booklet
  • Pink Cosmetics Bag

Lovely, aren’t they? No surprise on my choices since I’m a self-confessed sucker for pretty packaging, plus the Clinique lippies are really quite nice. Of course, there are plenty of other sets available for the picking, some of which are listed below.

Clockwise from top left: Happy and Smooth (RM120) – Clinique Happy perfume spray and body cream; Keep Him Happy (RM200) – Clinique Happy for Men cologne spray and aftershave balm; Repairwear Laser Focus on Lines and Wrinkles (RM280) – Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & Photo Damage Corrector, Youth Surge Night and Youth Surge SPF 15; Great Skin Home and Away (RM370) – Clinique’s trademark 3-step skin care system in full and travel sizes.

All of the sets you see (and more) will be available at Clinique counters nationwide from end November onwards. Anything catch your eye yet? ;)

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Monday, 8 November 2010

Spotted – L’Oreal Perfect Clean in Watsons Singapore…

When L’Oreal first came out with the Go 360° Clean in the US some time back, I was intrigued by the cute pop-out scrublet simply because it was a nice novelty. Truth be told, I actually preferred the clean lines of the bottles above to the variant that came out in the UK and Australia below:

The range is called by a different name – Perfect Clean – but it’s not difficult to see the similarities between the two ranges. After all, the colour similarities and scrublet are pretty dead giveaways. As usual, products like these tend to take ages to trickle down to this part of the world, but last week while browsing at Watsons, I spotted these in a little display…

L’Oreal has brought in three variants of the Perfect Clean into Singapore. The blue foaming gel wash isn’t available, but instead there’s another white variant that’s supposed to combat pimples instead. They’re retailing at SG$14.90 each, which is rather pricey for a drugstore facial wash or scrub, but if the online hype is to be believed they’re pretty good.

Anyone have any thoughts on this or tried it already? Am wondering whether I should go try it out or not, especially since I’d be interested to see how the scrublet fares against a little Daiso purchase I made a while back… :D

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Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Time to share – favourite beauty reads for October…

Gee, did you realise that there’s only 53 days left to Christmas?

Dang…the months seem to just fly by in a flash, but I’ve always got dirt from my beauty blogging pals to keep me company – and here are some of my favourites from October!

Yani keeps pores at bay with Benefit’s The Pore-fessional, and looks good doing it too!RedLusciousLips

Xin tries out the Skinfood Egg White Pack peel-off mask with gory ‘after’ pictures, but I want to try it! – Prettybeautiful

Kahani made some excellent points on why they’re pulling out of Nuffnang, definitely good reading for all – Soloverly

Jenn sports an awesome look from her NARS makeover in Bangkok! – Lipglosseater

Connie checks out Apronbay for budget-friendly AND lovely services on waxing – Skindeco

Nikki got to check out Nami Island in Korea, and the place looks postcard-perfect!Askmewhats

Paris did a little song and dance about Cellnique’s Body Plush Emulsion Wash which had me in stitches and humming along! – My Women Stuff

If you’ve been following the Malay Mail the past couple of weeks, you may have come across this picture…

Can you spot me? LOL…a group of us had a major pampering session at the Hair Atelier thanks to Pantene, which ended up being turned into an editorial. So far, it’s come out in the Malay Mail (click here to read the online version) as well as a Chinese website, (online version here). I must say, I really wanted to post up something on the event but was waiting for the photos since *cough* I was more busy being pampered than paying attention to taking photos! :p

The good news is, the lovely Jone from P&G has sent over a nice set of photos, so expect to hear more about this soon! :)

November’s set to be a most busy one for me with a LOT of work, but I’m determined to work in some good fun as well – who’s gonna join me? (well, maybe not for the work but definitely the fun part!) :D

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