Friday, 25 March 2011

Getting a new cut…

The last time I was back in KL, it struck me that I hadn’t had my hair cut for the better part of a year…and it was starting to get frizzy with split ends… -_-

See the lifeless flat hair? *shudder*

I literally just sat in the chair and told my stylist to do what she wanted to my hair as long as it wasn’t too layered and I didn’t end up with flat hair. Next thing I knew, I had dozed off and woke up to this…

Err…yeah, it's the foil again! :p

I had my reservations with the bright red dye she was mixing up, but held my tongue…after all, I’ve been going to her for almost a decade, and she’s never done me wrong yet! (now this is called trust!!)

Long story short, this was taken just after I got home – it’s pretty bright in sunlight, but indoors it’s quite muted. Oh, and did I mention she gave me a blunt bob cut and chopped off my layers?

From the side – the base colour is a reddish purple with burgundy red highlights. Not too bad I reckon?

I was told they’ll get a bit brighter as time goes along since the colour will fade off a bit, but let’s see how that goes. There’s actually a package at Sense Studio at Uptown now which packages a cut, colour, highlights and treatment, depending on the length of your hair. Mine cost about RM5** in total which I didn’t think was too bad, considering Joanne’s work lasts me easily 3 months or more. :D

Want to see the previous cuts Joanne gave me? See here and here.

Have a happy weekend peeps! I’m headed off to the airport to catch my flight home…can’t wait!

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Friday, 18 March 2011

Fun Finds at Six Accessories @ Vivocity…

Happy Friday peeps!

While browsing at Vivocity on Wednesday afternoon (I’m on leave every Wednesday this month just to clear the remainder of my 2010 leave...yes, please don't hate me...) I came across this little store on the second floor simply called ‘Six Accessories’. They sell an entire range of jewellery not unlike other chains like Diva, but somehow I’ve found that the pieces here are pretty wearable and yet not ‘cookie cutter’.

But more importantly, they’re also quite affordable! :D

I picked up three pieces at (you guessed it) SG$6 each – so everything you see above cost me just SG$18.

I wore the green piece in the centre…whaddya think? :D Don't mind the sleep-deprived look though!

It’s nice that the pieces are quite vibrant and strong-toned, compared to the usual neutral/ pastel hues I see so often. Sometimes a lady just wants to be seen for all the right reasons, y’all! :D

Six Accessories
1 Harbourfront Walk, Vivocity
#02-107 Singapore 098585
Tel: +65 6376 9541

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Friday, 4 March 2011

Clinique gets Pretty in Pinks for Spring 2011…

Is it me, or are Clinique’s collections getting prettier by the year? Last year, they had the Juiced Up collection for Spring 2010…and this year, Clinique has tied up with Milly designer Michelle Smith to create Pretty in Pinks for Spring 2011, which include a Pretty in Prints Compact, a lip gloss and a pretty darned gorgeous pouch.

The compact design itself showcases a very pretty 'Milly' print, and comes enclosed in a pouch that Paris aptly likened to being very “Pucci-esque”. I definitely don't have anything Pucci, so I suppose this is as close as I'm going to get! :p I like that the compact has a nice heft to it though, along with a nice big mirror inside.

As you can see, the shades in the compact don’t particularly stand out, but are nice and wearable, which is fine by me. I can carry off certain shades of pink without looking like a China doll, and these just happen to suit me despite the blush being a tad warm-toned. At the bottom of the pic is the Long Last Glosswear SPF 15 comes in Milly Pink, which is described as a warm-toned melon shade. A rather light hue, but it’s a nice complement to the collection of browns and pinks. I actually feel quite girly when I use this! :D *blushes delicately*

The Clinique Limited-Edition Pretty in Prints Compact retails at RM180, while the Limited Edition Long Last Glosswear SPF15 retails at RM63. Both are currently available at Clinique counters nationwide.

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Thursday, 3 March 2011

Spotted: L’Oreal HiP Studio Secrets™ Professional Duos…

I can’t believe the L’Oreal HiP Studio Secrets™ Professional Duos have been in Singapore for quite some time already but I’m only seeing the displays now. Had been on the lookout for these since reading about them end of last year, but the outlets near my place haven’t been big enough to warrant one of these standees.

There are a total of 8 combinations available in Singapore, and I must say they brought in a pretty good selection of colours, although as far as I can tell most are from the Bright Shadows range of colour combinations.

The L’Oreal HiP Studio Secrets™ Professional Duos retail at US$7.99 overseas, but in Singapore they’re going at SG$18.90 each. However, I was told they have Buy One Get One Free (BOGOF) promotions for these every now and then, which make them a lot more value for money. I spotted this at the Watsons outlet in Suntec City if I remember correctly.

I’ve heard some good things about these duos, so will probably pick up a couple the next time I see the BOGOF promotion. :D

Has anyone else tried these out yet, and if you have, what did you think of it? Share your thoughts!

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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Getting my hands on the Dior Minaudière Eyeshadow and Lip Gloss Palette…

Okay, hands up…how many of you were chomping at the bit to get your hands on the Dior Minaudière Eyeshadow and Lip Gloss Palette above after reading Paris’ post on it? *sheepishly raises hand*

Well as they say, where there’s a will there’s a way…and after hunting high and low online, I came across a site that still had them! It was none other than KrisShop – Singapore Airlines’ duty free shopping site, which I think is going to be a new favourite. They actually allow you to order items online to be collected on your flight, or to be shipped to you. :D

Better yet, shipping was surprisingly affordable…shipping is SG$15 for nett purchases below SG$188 within Singapore (single address), and free for nett purchases above SG$188.

After gleefully poking some friends online (not to mention goading some to get it too!), I placed my order on a Friday evening. The site says shipping would take 7-10 working days, but the very next Monday I got my order waiting on my table. Now that’s efficiency for you!

The items came nicely wrapped in a big KrisShop envelope complete with ribbon. As I’ve said before, presentation is everything! :D

Before you say it, yes I bought an extra Minaudière for a friend (plus another item not shown here) to get the free shipping – and they even threw in some angpow packets and a nice silk pouch in for free since it was just after the CNY period.

So lovingly wrapped in CD printed paper…it’s like Christmas all over again!

Taa-daaahhh!! It’s exactly the same as the one that was brought in to Malaysia and Singapore back in November, and mine was in #002 Ors Roses/ Pink Golds.

The eyeshadows look every bit as lovely in real life as in the pictures I’ve seen, and the heft definitely makes it feel very luxurious. I’ve actually (surprise surprise!) already dug into it, but forgot to take a pic of the finished look so you’ll have to wait a bit for those. :/

I haven’t touched the lipglosses yet though – there’s just something about the sparkliness that makes me just sigh and admire it…does anyone else do that? :p

The best part? The Dior Minaudière was retailing at US$80 in the US, or approximately RM226 in Malaysia…on KrisShop, it was going for SG$83. After adding GST and taxes, it came up to just under SG$89 (approximately RM218). Score!! :D

The Dior Minaudière Eyeshadow and Lip Gloss Palette is from the Limited Edition Holiday 2010 Collection – I purchased mine online at KrisShop, which retails for SG$83.

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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

A Sunday on Sentosa…

Gosh, is it the first of March already? This actually marks the anniversary of the day I stepped into the Singapore office to work…seems like a lifetime ago, and yet as if the time has just flown by, y’know?

I actually spent a good part of Sunday wandering around Sentosa before going for a show, and actually walked all the way from the Beach train stop to Resorts World snapping pics. A bit late to be doing the ‘touristy’ thing, considering I’ve been into Sentosa a few times already but there’s always new things to see, no? :D

The series of little pools along Merlion Walk – the mosaic tiling along this entire stretch reminded me of the Gaudi-designed Parc Guell in Barcelona…just thinking about it makes me want to go back there again!

Greenery on Sentosa is lush and abundant, that’s for sure – there are plenty of flowers, and they seem to be perpetually in bloom. I took this in the gardens near the Imbiah Lookout area.

What I love about Sentosa is the seemingly seamless blend between nature and urban structures…of course, having things like these candy trees (outside Candylicious!) doesn’t hurt, right? If only it were real… :D

Gimme that candy already!! *chomp*

This was the reason I went in to Sentosa…to watch Voyage de la Vie! :D It’s probably no surprise that I’m a big kid at heart, and circuses are no exception. To the darling that treated me to the show with awesome tickets, thank you!! *hugz* We were only 5 rows from the stage, which was incredible.

I couldn’t get any pics of the show since they kept really tight lids on any video or photo taking, but above is the cast – the one I really wanted to see live was Victor Kee (he’s the ‘ringmaster’ at the back in red) as I’d seen him in a Cirque du Soleil production previously and was quite impressed with his…ball skills? LOL…

Admittedly, one of my concerns was wondering how they were going to merge the international circus theatre acts together with some local cast members and a local lead singer, but in the end I was pretty much blown away by the entire performance.

Won’t say more, but if you get the chance and circus theatre is your thing, go catch Voyage de la Vie…you won’t be disappointed. :D

Coming up tomorrow: Remember those limited edition Dior Minaudieres? I may have missed out on getting them at the counters, but never underestimate online shopping! :D

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