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VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT GUIDE part 2

9 Feb

  1. Hermes Eau Des Merveilles Eau de Toilette ($108.00)
  2. Kikki K. Recipe Book ($39.95)
  3. A bouquet of flower
  4. “A Perfectly Kept House is a Sign of…” book ($34.65)
  5. Cole Haan Genevieve make up bag ($81.59)
  6. Anthropologie Centrepiece ring ($58.00)
  7. Kashmere wine cashmere fringe throw ($106.24)
  8. Ombre Gardenia Pillow by Anthropologie ($128.00)
  9. Caprice Blouse ($88.00)

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

7 Feb

For those who are single, Valentine’s day can still be fun. Celebrate it with those you love- your girlfriends! Here’s a gift guide for the one who has everything, for under $50!

 

  1. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters by Marilyn Monroe ($30)
  2. Swirl Clamp by Topshop (£12.50)
  3. Pretty homemade cupcakes (get the recipe here)
  4. Petite Pinched Vase by Anthropologie ($14)
  5. Amazing Grace shower gel by Philosophy ($49)
  6. Sweetheart photo card by Kikki K. ($4.95)
  7. Me & You Pillow Cover by Urban Outfitters ($34)
  8. Pearl headband by Forever 21 ($4.80)
  9. Stone Encrusted Hoop earrings by Alex Perry for Diva ($16.99)
  10. La Vie En Rose nail polish collection by Mecca Cosmetica ($22 each)

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Five beauty picks

11 Jan

Last year few girlfriends and I decided to try out more make-up products than what we usually use. This girly experiment leads to my new-found obsession with make-up. It became so much more than just something you put on your face, but it determines the mood and the look you are after for the day. Throughout 2010, I’ve tried 5 bronzers, 8 eyeshadow palletes, 5 mascaras, 10 lipglosses, 56 nail polish (yes a bit mad!) and here are my top picks of the category.

1. Nars Bronzing Powder- Laguna

I particularly love this bronzer because of its color. Being asian, it’s very hard for me to find a bronzer that suits my skin. They usually are either too red/dark or too sheer. Laguna has enough glitter to make my skin glow under the sun and yet just the right amount of tint to make me look sun-kissed instead of sun-burnt.

2. Stila Wheel eyeshadow palette

This eyeshadow palette is AMAZING! Besides the variety of colors (you basically get every color imaginable), the eyeshadow clings to your skin so it won’t need any re-applying for at least the next 5 hours. It comes with two dual-sided brush for the perfect application of your color of choice!

3. Diorshow mascara– black

I have been using this mascara for about 3 years now, and I swear by it! I have yet to find a mascara that is better than this. The combination of the mascara and the soft bristly brush makes my super straight eyelashes look fuller, longer and prettier.

4. Kit Cosmetics Lip Sheen

Kit Cosmetics lip sheen has been in my bag for over 6 months now, and it is so handy because it comes in a tube (goodbye nasty melted lipgloss!) I use it every night before I go to bed and I wake up with kissable lips. Plus the minty smell is so refreshing!

5. Chanel Nail Vernis– Le Particuliere

This color has been my fail-safe color for the year. Although the nude trend started in 2010, wearing pastel colored nail polish (like Pre Fall/ Winter 2010 trend) makes me feel juvenile and wearing gray nail polish (Fall/Winter 2010 trend) makes me feel washed out. This color is so flattering and suits any skin color.

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nail polish wishlist

22 Nov

my obsession for nail polish is beyond words! i am going on a green phase now which is very appropriate for spring time here in Melbourne. suitable for any skin color, these nail polish are TDF!

*Chanel and O.P.I are definitely on my top 3 list for nail polish along with Mecca Cosmetica*

Chanel Nouvelle Vague

O.P.I. Teal the Cows Come Home

Chanel Riva

O.P.I Cuckoo for this Color

Chanel Jade


 

nail polish!!

22 Nov

Current nail polish count: 55 bottles (and I am sure will keep adding. and yes i am obsessed.)

it will be a while until i go through all of the colors! LOL

here’s a few that i have tried…

 

I must say I was a bit iffy to put this one on, but I had a purple phase so I decided to anyway. The color by O.P.I is sooo pretty! :) Plus, the cute little box that came in, Shrek-tacular minis are too adorable to pass!

O.P.I.'s Rumple's Wiggin (Shrek Edition)

Shrek-tacular minis!

So the next one, I decided to try this color. It’s a bit brighter than what I am used to, but OMIGOSH, can I just say, Mecca Cosmetica‘s nail polish is to die for! it’s quick dry, the brush is extra wide and it has the perfect thickness. Plus, it’s the top 6 most popular color all year long!

Mecca Cosmetica's Margaret

This one, is the color that I have actually been looking for. I have been dying to use silver nail polish but just haven’t found like a really good one. But this nail polish by Kit Cosmetics is just the right color and sparkle :) I even had someone asked me what my nail polish is!

Kit Cosmetic's Moving Up

more nail polish coming up! :) i am going to give my nails a few days of rest… until we continue!!! :)

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