Monday, December 28, 2009

Some New Earrings

I've made myself some new earrings recently but the photos do not do them justice as they are very, very sparkly up close. I made them in 4 shades - black, peach, pink and purple using mainly Swarovski pearls and crystals.

Black and Purple Earrings

Purple Earrings

Black Earrings

Pink Earrings

Peach Earrings

My favourites are the black and purple ones. Did you notice that the black earrings, one is a teardrop crystal and the other is a heart crystal ? Love it !!!

MAC Nail Polish Swatch - Sheer Brizilliant

I've had this MAC nail polish - Sheer Brizilliant since the year 2004. That's more than 5 years ago ...... but it has not thickened or hardened at all and it still applies on very smoothly. So, the quality is fantastic. I love this colour as it is nude, beige like and close to my skin tone, thus it seems as if I'm not wearing any nail polish but in fact I am (sounds confusing ?!!).

A swatch of the nail polish.

MAC - Sheer Brizilliant

Well, I'll do more nail swatches soon (if I'm not too lazy : D).

Majolica Majorca Nail Polish Swatches

I have been very busy(lazy ?) lately, thus the lack of blogging. On top of the long weekend, I took 2 additional days off from work. I'm having a very relaxing and lazy holiday. I just can't imagine myself going back to work on Wednesday : (

Anyways, I did 2 Majolica Majorca nail polish swatches.



As I was doing the blue nail polish, my hubby asked what colour is it. I asked him why as he never asked me what colour whenever I do my nail polish. He said the colour freaked him out a little bit. What do you think ?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Isetan's Excellent Customer Service

Remember a couple of months back, I bought the Laneige whitening set  - White Plus Renew from Isetan, The Gardens upon their opening of Laneige counter, ......... I had some breakout after using for a few days : (
I stopped using immediately and after a few days of leaving my face free of moisturiser, the spots receded but my face felt dry and flaky. I went back to using my Shu Uemura's phyto black lift range which was really suitable for my skin type but with a very expensive price tag.

I then emailed to Isetan, The Garden's customer service on Tuesday relating my purchase, usage and then breakout. I enquired of whether a return or an exchange policy is practiced in the company. I got a response the next day from Angela of the Cosmetics and Fragrances Floor. Very, very impressed. I explained in detail to Angela what happened and she promised a response latest on Thursday from Laneige counter.

Guess what ...... Angela gave me an option of an exchange of the same value - RM100 either with the same brand or any other product of my choice : D

I've always wanted to try Laneige's Strawberry Yoghurt Peeling Gel, so I exchanged my whitening set for this. Angela reminded me that my previous value was RM100 and as this peeling gel costs RM99, I will be short of RM1. I told her her it was OK. So, for RM99 I got this whole set which consists of Strawberry yoghurt peeling gel, toner, foaming cleanser, moisturiser and the water sleeping pack.

Strawberry yoghurt peeling gel

 I'm very happy of my exchange. Kudos to both Isetan, The Gardens and Laneige for such excellent service given to their customers.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Having Fun

Have you reached the age where you do not know how to have fun ? You are being serious all the time. My conversation with my 8 year old son a few days ago :

Son : "Mummy, play with me."
Me : "Can you play on your own, I need to do the housework/rest/something."
Son : "Mummy, you always do not want to play with me. You are no fun at all."

or when we were holidaying in Penang last week, all my son wanted to do was to play in the swimming pool, but no, the taskmaster in me made him practice his swimming strokes all the time until he did not want to go into the pool. It's just that the thought of spending a couple of hundred Ringgit for his swimming lessons made me ensure that it was not money wasted.

Is it just me or are all Mummys the same ? My hubby is not like me at all (lucky for my son). He can play with him just like any 8 year old child - crazy, wild and very loud. My son treats his father like a rockstar - he idolizes him.

I just can't help being serious with him all the time - always asking have you done your school homework/tuition homework/study etc. My hubby doesn't seem to care about all these. I get very tired after finished guiding him and leave all the fun stuff to my hubby.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tis The Season For Hauls

I have been doing this very often - hauls, hauls and more hauls. But can you help it with all the wonderful things out on sale for the coming holiday season : D

I got myself a few things from Watson and they are really good deals.

L to R : Revlon's Opulent Pink and Vixen

I got the Revlon nail polishes at a promotion of "Buy 1 Get 1 Free". So for only RM19-00, I have 2 Revlon nail polishes. Yay !!

I also bought 2 Sally Hansen nail polishes which was at a very good discount - RM14-92 (25% off the regular price of RM19-90).

L to R : Sally Hansen's Ice Coffee and Chocolate

I have been reading rave reviews of the Majolica Majorca  products and so finally I gave in and bought an eyeshadow palette - a neutral colour suitable for daytime.


Majolica Majorca's Christmas collection - Mademoiselle Midnight collection was just released and they are now in Watson's stores. I didn't really like the 2 lip/eye palettes, maybe because the packaging comes in a very cheap looking paper or cardboard like palette. I prefer my palettes to be sturdier and prettier. I think the palette cost RM55-90 each.

Anna Sui also released their limited edition Christmas collection. I got myself a very nice mirror lip palette for RM144-00. I loooooove it a lot. It's sooooo pretty.

AND finally, I wanted to try Kanebo Blanchir skincare products, so at their previous sale I bought the travel size of toner, cleanser, moisturiser etc.

Kanebo's Skincare Set

It's not even Christmas yet and I already have a whole bunch of new things. Oh well, that's the beauty of being a woman. You buy things throughout the year irrespective of which holiday season : D

Friday, November 20, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

I've been extremely busy these past few days. Will update as soon as possible.

Keep happy and beautiful : D

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Additions to My Kanebo International Salon Year End Sale 2009

After my haul on Saturday, I went back again on Sunday dragging my son together but equipped him with his PSP. He was perfectly happy sitting on the couch playing. I was perfectly happy trying on the cosmetics and deciding which to buy : D

I've finally decided to get 3 more things :

Coffret D'or 3D Lighting Eyes 03

I bought another Coffret D'or eye palette as I feel at RM60, it is too good a deal to pass. Have you ever gotten the feeling that if you come across a good buy, you just had to buy it. If not I will not be able to forgive myself for ignoring it. Weird, huh ?

Lunasol Blush - Orange Beige 07

I wanted to try Lunasol's blush so bad that even without a casing, I bought it. It is a really natural colour, giving your face just a hint of colour and not looking like a clown. I tried swatching it but the colour did not turn up well on photos.

Coffret D'or Shine Drape Rouge Glow in PK-237

This is another lipstick that I wanted to try after reading the fantastic review by Fuzkittie. I have yet to use it, so I will do a swatch on this lipstick later.

I did some swatches of my previous Kanebo eye palettes purchases :

Coffret D'or TD Eye Shadow Palette No. 1

Lunasol Star Shower Eyes No. 5 Close of Night

The Kanebo International Salon Year End Sale 2009 will be held again on 13th November 2009 at Starhill. I'm thinking of going again, this time to get some nail polishes : )

So, for those who missed the earlier sales, you can go to the one at Starhill.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

My Kanebo International Salon Year End Sale 2009 Haul

I have been very, very bad. I did another haul again. This time it is the Kanebo haul. I will let the pictures do the talking as I'm feeling so guilty.

My First Kanebo Products

Beautiful and Classy Lunasol Packaging RM112 (NP: RM160)

Lunasol Star Shower Eyes No. 5 Close of Night Eye Shadow Palette

All new products from Coffret D'or and Lunasol were 30% off and the older products were on discount between 30% to 80%. Very good deal.

Lunasol Skin Modeling Lips EX02 Beige Orange RM76

Coffret D'or TD Eye Shadow Palette No. 1 - RM60 (NP: RM120)

T'estimo Lip Gloss (RM15) and Eye Base Primer (RM56-I think ???)

The sale at Bangsar ended today, but there is another sale coming up from 13 - 15 November 2009. Details as follow :

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A special mention to all the Kanebo International Salon's SA/MUA in Bangsar - they are all very friendly, professional and helpful. We were allowed to try the makeup before our purchase and if you cannot decide which to buy (too many but too little money), they are around to help with our decisions by applying the palettes' colours on our eyes : D

Overall, an A++ experience in a cosmetics sale.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My Son's Wisdom

Do you realise that children nowadays have so much pressure from all parties, ie their parents, teachers, peers to excel in their studies, to the extend that they do not enjoy studying. To them it is a chore to go to school and it is not fun at school.

The reason I'm saying this is, as I'm working full time, I always make it a point to call my son when he comes back from school and ask him how his day was. Today, he told me that one of his teacher was absent from school. So, I said he and his friends must be very happy and whether they played in school. Do you know the answer : He said "Of course not, Mummy !!! Do you think the school is a playground ?" Have they been trained that at 8 years old, they are not allowed to have fun ??? This is so sad.

Another point I want to make is that all the parents send their children for all sorts of tuition (I'm guilty of it too). But like I mentioned, I'm working full time and the main reason that I send my son for tuition is so that someone can help him in his Chinese homework and to guide him on whatever studies that he could not understand in school. Therefore, he just obtained his final term exam results and generally he did quite OK (scoring mainly 80s, one not so good at 60s and a few 90s). But other parents, even if their children score all 90s for their papers, they will say their children did not do well at all ???

With his Year 2 results, the school may stream the kids according to their results for Year 3. So my son's results may end him in either the 3rd or 4th class (in total 4 classes altogether) in Year 3. I actually prepared my son and asked him, what if he is in the 3rd or 4th class next year, his answer - "Mummy, it's just a class. What's the big deal. There's no problem and I will make new friends if that happens." I went :O. My baby is growing up. We must learn from him - is it that important what class you are in, A/B/C or D or do we teach him the importance of learning and to enjoy the learning process...........

Hmmm, something to ponder for us adults.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tsumori Chisato for Shu Uemura

I received the brochure for Shu Uemura's new christmas collection 2009 by Tsumori Chisato by post today. They are all soooooo pretty and I want them all. But I can't : (

All so pretty - I want all !!

X'Mas Collection Preview Party Offer

Shu Uemura will be having a X'Mas Collection 2009 Preview Party to introduce their limited edition Tsumori Chisato collection. There will be refreshing treats, exclusive offers and fantastic door gifts.

This offer is limited to the first 60 customers who RSVP to the following outlets :

Mid Valley Boutique (Tel. No.: 03-2287 1764)
Thursday, 12th November 2009, 5pm to 7pm

Pavilion Kiosk (Tel. No.: 03-21417386)
Friday, 13th November 2009, 12pm to 2pm

They will be having 2 offers :
(1)   Spend RM350 and above and receive a 5-piece Red Juvenus travel set worth RM226 and a limited edition Tsumori Chisato pocket mirror for free (while stocks last).
(2)    Spend RM300 and above and bring home the limited edition Tsumori Chisato brush set for only RM90 (normal price RM180).

I have already RSVP with the Pavilion Kiosk. According to the Shu Uemura SA - Samantha, I will be getting a door gift if I go between 12pm to 2pm : D

Sunday, November 1, 2009

MAC (MAC Holiday Collection 2009) Mini Haul

What is it with me ? I've been having too many mini hauls recently. For the past 2 weeks, I've gotten myself so many mini hauls.

Today, I bought 2 items from MAC eventhough I saw more things that I like since I love palettes be it lip palettes or eye shadow palettes. I got myself a sun block - hydro charged moisturiser hydratant SPF 30/PA++ and a VIVA GLAM Lip Kit/Palette. Every cent of the purchase price for this lip palette goes to the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund. So, go buy this lip palette to support this fund.

MAC's Cute Packaging

Sun Block and Lip Palette

MAC's VIVA GLAM Lip Kit/Palette

So Pretty :D

The MAC's SA (Elynn Sim) at KLCC was really nice, she was not pushy and answering all my questions patiently. This is how I like them to be. I was given the time to browse around and not being followed and breathing down my neck. Only upon me requesting their help, she approached me. But the big problem is when I like the SAs, I tend to spend more : (

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Favourite Lipstick/Lipgloss Swatches

Do you have a few favourite lipsticks/lipglosses that you always wear eventhough you have many other lipsticks in various colours ? Well, I'm guilty of that. I have loads of lipsticks and lipglosses but I tend to wear back the same ones and the same shades.

From L to R :
Anna Sui Rouge S373
Anna Sui Lip Gloss 601
Stila Lip Polish - Sheen
Laneige Snow Crystal Melting Glossy Lipstick - YR323 Nude Orange
Stila Lipstick - Serena
Stila Long Wear Lip Colour - Exquisite

My shades are either pinkish nudes or brownish nudes. I just can't seem to accept other colours like red (urgh!), mauve, orange, peach or corals.

Do you face the same problem?

I have swatches of other colours but these are rarely used.

Laneige Lipstick - LRC 3

Paul & Joe Lipstick CS044

Stila Lip Glaze Stick in Vanilla

Paul & Joe Lip Gloss 03

I have many more lipsticks still new in the box unused. Do I stop buying more ? No ! I continue buying. Why do we women do that ???