Alrighty folks, I had a nice piece about the Diptyque Hourglass Diffuser that was all set to publish today when poof! my blog disappeared. Thank you to those of you on Twitter and Facebook who helped me check! It was gone for almost a day, and here’s a tip for all bloggers amongst you – BACK UP! Quick, go do your backups now. I’ll wait.

Back? Ok, so I was going to tell you about this product that I’d had my eye on for the longest time. There was something about the hourglass aesthetic, the heavy glass containers and just the whole idea of a non-exposed home fragrance diffuser that captured my imagination.

diptyque sablier 34 The Diptyque Hourglass Diffuser in 34 makes no scents at all

I first saw this during the launch of the L’Eau du Trente-Quarte (which is a more musical, more romantic way of saying Water 34) and it had stuck in my mind ever since. It was so bad that at the end of last year, I sucked it up and bought me the Sablier (Hourglass) Home Diffuser in 34.

I love my home fragrances and I usually do scented candles, as many amongst you will know, but I’m always open to alternatives. The only alternatives I knew of was reed diffusers and you know what? I hate them. Hate! They look flimsy and are liable to fall over if you so much as look at them and the reeds gather dust like nothing I’ve ever known. So when I’m introduced to an enclosed, aesthetically pleasing diffuser, I fell.

The problem is that when you fall so hard for something this expensive, you want it to work. And you won’t stand for any truck if it doesn’t. Oh boy, Diptyque. You are in trouble icon razz The Diptyque Hourglass Diffuser in 34 makes no scents at all

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One of the most iconic and popular of Kiehl’s products, that’s been a mainstay in their skincare line is their Calendula toner. I’d wanted to try it for the longest time due, I admit, for the simple reason that it contained flower petals in the bottle. How many products do you know that contain flower petals in the bottle? icon razz Kiehls Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash deep cleanses with a soap free and sulfate free formula But I couldn’t use it because it was formulated for oily skins and I was repeatedly warned that it would be too drying for my normal-dry skin.

So, I was quite surprised when offered the new Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash to try, because this too, is formulated for normal to oily skin types and I just don’t fall into that category. However, I was emboldened to try it, because I’d read that it wasn’t drying and that it was a soap and sulfate-free cleanser so it was more gentle on skin.

kiehls calendula cleanser Kiehls Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash deep cleanses with a soap free and sulfate free formula

Well, never a better time than the present to try this, I say! When I moved house, I made sure to prep my bathroom. I like having proper shower items at hand, and since I was between houses at the time, I thought it was a good time to break out this cleanser to try.

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We’re seeing a slew of new eyeshadow palettes this Fall 2014, which isn’t always a bad thing if brands are upping their game and reformulating products for the better. One of them was Chanel, which I showed you last week. This week, it’s Dior with their newly reformulated 5 Couleurs eyeshadow palette.

There are 10 new permanent palettes and one limited edition piece, which I’m showing you today in 876 Trafalgar.

dior trafalgar eyeshadow A punchy burgundy in the Trafalgar Square that is also an eyeshadow quint from Dior

Trafalgar taken in direct sunlight

Trafalgar is a limited edition palette and quite possibly, one of the more interesting colour combinations in the new Dior eyeshadow palette line up, thanks to that red shade smack in the middle. I must say it threw me for a loop. I’m not a terribly adventurous person when it comes to using colours like these on my eyes and I was quite concerned about looking like a rabid bunny. Or like I’d been shedding one too many buckets of tears.

Interestingly however, it turned out to be a pretty decent palette, once you get over the fear of colour, and I personally think this palette will look especially good on those of medium to dark skin tones just simply due to the depth of colour.

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Pre-serum! I knew it was only a matter of time before it became de rigueur for your skincare line up to look incomplete without one form of pre-serum or another icon wink Preview: Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate   To boost skin immunity The latest offering comes from Japanese brand, Shiseido and it will be their biggest skincare launch to date, globally.

shiseido ultimune3 Preview: Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate   To boost skin immunity

I happened to stumble across the global launch of this while scouring the internet one day, and I have to admit that I found it interesting. Not because of the name nor what it proclaims, but because of the amazingly attractive red, curved bottle! HAHA! icon biggrin Preview: Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate   To boost skin immunity Yes, I’m sorry, I could be a sucker for packaging after all icon razz Preview: Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate   To boost skin immunity

Launching here in Malaysia (and perhaps regionally) come September 2014, what then is this Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate? Here’s a preview.

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