Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pretty pretty hairbands

I know I bid my short farewell in my last post, but I just wanted to show you all this lovely lovely hairbands that I simply couldn't decide on which to buy when I was window shopping online.
Which do you prefer?



Wednesday, October 28, 2009

November is just round the corner!

Sorry for the lame title. But that is what I am feeling right now.

I can't wait for November ! But I can feel things are moving soo fast, by the time I know it, it will be end of the year. Gosh, how I wish I can stop the time.

So many things and sudden plans have pop up this past one week, and I just realised I will be away for nearly the whole month of November from this weekend onwards !!!!!!!!

Will be off to a small town a further away for the seafood, den back to the city for an event, den off to PD for the beach/sun/catching up time, den off to Hong Kong, den off to Japan for nearly 2 weeks (can't wait , can't wait)
DEN, it's time to pack and make the BIG move (sigh, sigh)......

Anyway, that aside, I know I am suppose to post up reviews on my other Kiehls products (sorry, will do that when I am back and er, settled down...). I will not be bringing my notebook along when I am away, hence do forgive me if I goes missing for a while, but I do hope I will be able get in to the net wherever I am to give you all an update and keep track on you guys.
I will be back with hopefully nice pictures for u all.

Meanwhile, hope you all have a great month ahead  and do take care !

Friday, October 23, 2009

Nihon here I comeeeeee!

This is just a sudden, impulse decision.
I will be heading to Japan for holiday in a few weeks time!!!!! wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.

So, if you have any suggested places that you think I should go for the below items, would appreciate if you could let me know as I still do not have any concrete plans yet but most like I will be in Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara or Osaka...

1) Places to shop for makeups, skincares, clothes and shoes!
2) Local yummy goody food
3) Main tourisy places that I should focus on
4) Suggestion of hotels or ryokan
5) Any other things?

God, don't let me get lost in this big City of yours :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

TFS Greentea Blackhead Remover Gommage Pack

I was in The FaceShop earlier today to get some mask sheets, but instead I came out with a tube of the Blackhead Remover Gommage Pack.

It's a creamy formula said to remove pore clogging debris and sebum around the nose without overstressing the skin for the smoothest and cleanest skin.

- Contains green tea, chestnut, licorice

Well, firstly, let me say that I do not have much blackhead problems around my nose, but more of the irritating white heads and clogged pores.

The Gommage is more like a paste as it is a bit harder to be called cream (something like those clay mask texture?). Anyway, I left it on a clean nose area, between eye brows and below lips area (my face's problem area) and left it on for about 2 minutes. Then I slowly massage the area a few times before I rinsed it off entirely). Simple!

Results :
1) It cleansed my pores ! Not many "visible" whiteheads even at the corners/inner corners of my nose (though it's not 100% white/blackheads free)
2) Pain free
3) Gentle on my skin (don't have to peel or pull and further damage the skin if done wrongly)
4) Quick and easy for those on the move ( 1-2 minutes is all you need before massaging as compared to other nose pack where you need to wait for 10-15 minutes!)
5) Value for money

1) Skin felt a bit dry thereafter (but an application of a good moisturiser will superseed that)
2) Less fun ( hah hah, not being able to VISIBLY see the white heads being pulled out as per the general nose packs..less sense of satisfaction perhaps... lol )

So, in summary I am an average happy buyer....since I was not expecting a miracle cream. However, do take note that I am more concerned on the whiteheads issue.
Will continue trying it on for a few weeks and see the longer term effect.

Gosh, it's coming to the year end already. Time to start planning for the holiday (glowing), if any (sigh).
Are you planning for your next holiday trip?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

My Etsy package from Vivat Veritas!

Remember I mentioned about my 1st Etsy purchase?

The package finally arrived from Vivat Veritas !

I normally do not purchase online from 3rd parties that I am not familiar with, hence I am very cautious when it comes to making payments for online shopping.
I bumped into the seller's blog recently and am amazed at how enthusiastic the seller is on sewing clothes and learning new sewing skills at the same time. The seller apparently does a lot of reading/reviewing to improve and getting new ideas. She's not even embarassed to announce if she does have the "what the heck is this output" days.
Having characteristic like this makes her a step above others as her clothes are sewn with love and interest.

I was interested in the dress that I bought and she replied my queries very promptly and delivery was practically made straight after I made the payment. (though it takes about nearly 2 weeks for it to arrive).
She even gave me a special rate (shhhh) when she knew my birhday's round the corner. So sweet of her.

The package

She even gave me a cute thank you/birthday wishes card. *arigato*

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Review on Kiehls products -Part 1 ~Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion

Hello there. I was away recently and didn't manage to update as much as I wanted to.
Anyway, I will be putting up a few separate post on the recent Kiehls products that I have purchased  in stages.

I am not an expert or pro in this as the others, but I am always delighted to share new stuff that I have tried that works for me (or those that doesn't) with you all. Do give me feedback if you have any opinions or tips on the reviewed products.

So, I was in Kiehl's the other day and I was looking at their facial scrub range. The SA tried 2 different scrub range on me, one on my left hand (Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub) and the other on the right (Epidermal Re-Texturizing-Mircro Dermabrasion, gosh, it's such a mouthful to even type it. Shall call it Derma.)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The World Under The Deep Blue Sea

As I mentioned earlier, I had quite a long break a week ago... and oh boy, long breaks without any proper plans and  to remain  in town is EVIL. seriously.
I ended up shopping so much, I can probably just die. ( but ..but... I need all the things that I bought, and will need to get it sooner or later right? right??? yeh, am trying to convince myself.... ).

Anyway, during the break, I managed to finally visit the underwater world in the city. I have visited a few underwater world in a few places/countries but have yet to visit the one nearest to me! I have always wanted to go but just couldn't find the right time.
(well, you know, when things are right infront of your eyes, you will tend to take it for granted)

I love Underwater World. The minute you enter the area, you are like magically transported to another world.  Suddenly life seems to pause for a moment, you seem to be able to take a deep breath and look at things around you and appreciating it.

Very therapeutic isn't it?

Here are a few pics I have downloaded, for your viewing pleasure.
(long post filled with pics ahead. Pls be warned :)

Piranha Red Belly

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy Birthday China !

I am currently watching the live telecast of China's 60th National Day Celebration performance and it reminded me on the awesome Olympic opening ceremony and closing ceremony they had last year.

China are blessed with so many people that even their performance are filled with a HUGE group of dancers and performers that it is so remarkable to watch.

Their perfomance are always so colourful , rich in tradtion.

Their perfomance are always sooooo syncronise even though it consist of thousands of people,

It makes me feel so patriotic watching them marching during the parade, taking commands, and am proud of their achivements and development. China has grown so much and it has been a very difficult, hardship road for them.

Sometimes I wonder, what will I be like if I had been raised in the motherland. Will I be a dancer? Will I be more culturally learned? Will I be a different person from what I am today? Will my thinking be different? Will I have the knowledge and exposure that I have now? Will I have the material things I am enjoying now?

But it's great to know that I still have family links back in the motherland, as it is one of my great wish to learn more about the country and culture. Though I have been back nearly every year during the recent years, but it's quite different when you are back there to different places for holidays only.

My best wishes to the leaders and people back in the homeland.
Happy 60th Birthday China!
"Zhong Guo Wan Sui".

Senstive question to ponder and deliberate. Which are you proud of more. Nationality or Race?