Monday, 9 May 2011

Canmake Pink Grapefruit EDT has me all juiced up!

It’s no secret that one of my favourite scents is anything citrus – something that brings Kahani and me together…the hunt for the juicy scent in products. :D So when I saw this with Rinnah last week, I knew I had to try it…*sniff sniff*

Canmake Pink Grapefruit in an eau de toilette form…at SG$36.90 for 30ml, it’s not the cheapest EDT around, but not too pricey either.

The bottle is absolutely gorgeous with a yellow to pink ombre in a glass bottle – it’s got a nice heft to it and comes across looking more expensive than it really is. The cap itself is pink plastic though, which is the only minor letdown in the whole design.

As for the scent? It smells EXACTLY like pink grapefruit, and in a majorly awesome way. Fresh, zingy, zesty and just gave that “mmmm” feeling.

The only thing that disappointed me was that the scent doesn’t last too long. It starts out fine for the first couple of hours, but by lunchtime there was barely anything left. Then again, a male friend who has been typically oblivious to all previous scents actually picked up on it and commented, “you smell good enough to eat”.

I dunno about the rest of you, but that’s good enough for me! :D I may have to think about decanting a small vial to carry around with me though, since the fragrance doesn’t last long. Would I buy it again? Probably yes, until I find a similar scent that has longer lasting power.

Canmake Pink Grapefruit EDT retails at SG$36.90 for 30ml and is available at most Canmake counters. I picked mine up during a John Little roadshow promotion at 15% off.

Rating: 3.5 / 5
Value: $$

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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Quick & Easy: Sparkly-tipped nails…

While I’m a huge fan of nail art and always ogle over my blogging babes’ nails (Nikki and Xin, I’m looking at you two!) I can be a total klutz when it comes to doing my own nails. Pale shimmery colours I can manage, but anything beyond that and I leave it to the professionals lest I make a total mess of it… :p

But I think I’ve found an easy solution to perk up my nails somewhat without requiring multiple repairs and using half a bottle of nail polish remover to fix mistakes! :D

I started off with clear nail polish (actually, in this case I used Sally Hansen’s Double Duty base and top coat to save hassle), and coated the tips with a shimmery white nail polish (in this pic, I used a polish I just bought from Missha).

The result? French-tip looking nails with some sparkle at the tips – they’re conservative enough for work, but more fun than the conventional French tips. Better yet, I didn’t really need to be too precise about the line either which was a lifesaver…just ‘within the lines’ sufficed!

One base coat, two layers of white shimmer on the tips, let dry and finish with a top coat. Took me less than 15 minutes! :D

And really, if a klutz like me can do it, I guarantee you anyone can!

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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Back from Macau and HK…

I survived!

LOL…yes, I’m back in one piece, and survived a 3-day (long weekend) SG-Macau-HK-Macau-SG hop journey despite falling sick on the first night thanks to the drizzling rain and cold weather, accommodation glitches in Hong Kong and ah, I’ll save the long stories for another time.

For now, just a couple of photos to mark the occasion…

As for shopping, I didn’t actually manage to buy that much other than big bags of cookies which were promptly distributed to colleagues and such. I did however pick up a couple of beauty items which I had my eye on, which you’ll hear more about in days to come.

I’d been dying to get my hands on a crackle polish for a while now, and when I spotted it in the Missha shop in HK I had to get a bottle – tried it out on my nails when I got back and it seems to be working fine, so a full test run is in order! :D

On a side note, those of you who follow me on Twitter would have seen me gawping about this piece of jewellery from the Swarovski store…

It’s very pretty isn’t it? The set of three rings can be worn together or individually, but it was the dangling crystal that got my eye – reminded me of Rebecca Romjin who has her engagement diamond dangling off her finger as well.

The price tag is making me gag though…it costs a whopping SGD$255! *choke* that price, I’d rather channel my funds towards getting an iPad2…which I just might… ;)

How was your long weekend?

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