Lavshuca is to Kanebo Cosmetics what Majolica Majorca is to Shiseido. Both are low end brands of the 2 Japanese cosmetics giants and found readily in drugstores of Japan and Taiwan. Majolica Majorca has dipped their toes into Malaysian waters and many of you readers have expressed such an interest in the brand, I will not be surprised if Kanebo decides to fight back by bringing in Lavshuca! One can but hope of course icon wink Some Lavshuca Goodies

For now, I’ve mainly tested only the Lavshuca single eyeshadows and the Summer Gradually Palette. Between the two brands, I think Majolica Majorca wins in the princess department. But strangely enough, Majolica Majorca has never attracted me as a brand. I’m all for Lavshuca instead, even if my initial forays into the brand weren’t as good as I had expected. Still, its a brand that I keep looking into and that keeps me interested.

When my sister went to Taiwan, I latched on an order of Lavshuca products – the Lavshuca Loose Powder and Lavshuca Powder Blush.

lavshuca 1 Some Lavshuca Goodies

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I took the day off on my birthday last week but did not have much planned for the day. I intended to mainly laze the day away before meeting my sister for dinner and what better way to laze your day away than at a spa? I however am “bored” of the many spas in town that offer the usual sauna, jacuzzi thing so when a friend suggested the Hammam Turkish Bath Spa at Bangsar Village II, I perked up. Now, this would be interesting!

hammam2 Hammam and Gommage   A Turkish Spa experience

Interesting it was indeed! I just wasn’t aware of how interesting it got!

Hammam is located at Bangsar Village 2 on the topmost floor – 3rd Floor. You might miss it if you walk by too fast as its quite unobtrusive. All you see in a wide expanse of ochre coloured wall and a door. It could be anything – a restaurant, a spa, an apothecary… but that is Hammam.

hammam Hammam and Gommage   A Turkish Spa experience

I was not quite sure what to expect but the therapist behind the simple reception counter nicely explained the various treatments on offer at Hammam. After I’d gotten over the initial shock at the prices (yes its expensive but I was there to indulge so I grit my teeth, felt a pang of pity for my bank account and got on with it) I was ready to choose my treatment package and start. I had the Imilchil Bridal Radiance Recipe (RM335) - no bride to be I am, but the idea of bringing a healthy glow to the skin attracted me. Continue Reading ►

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About 2 weekends ago, I jetted off to Bangkok for 36 hours. It was impetous and it was a “pilgrimage” thing so it was something that needed to be done. Once the pilgrimage was out of the way, what else is there to do in Bangkok but eat and shop myself silly?! It did not help that most of the stores were on sale and the sales were ending just that week so there were lots of extra discounts! What is a girl to do but go a little nuts? icon smile Whirlwind shopping in Bangkok!

I did not quite though. I managed to show great restraint and only ended up with a couple of things.

Enough shower gels to keep me clean until my next trip to Bangkok!

bathbody Whirlwind shopping in Bangkok!

Yes to Carrots was 50% off everything at Central World so I snagged the shower gel that would normally cost THB446 for THB223 (about RM23) for 500ml. I love the Boots Natural Collection line and although Wild Strawberry shower cream smelt rather sweet, I picked it up anyway. The Tea Tree Oil + With Hazel Foaming Face Wash was picked up from the bargain bin. Continue Reading ►

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So I seem to have gained a bit of a reputation as a Blush Queen *adjusts my little tiara* icon wink Share your first Blush story! so, I thought it might be nice to share with you the story of my first blush.

My very first blush was a L’oreal Blush Delice blush in Rosy Cheeks. This was back in the days when I was young, foolish and had less choices than we do now. I had only one blush then and I used it every single day that I applied makeup. But I’m happy to say that the L’oreal Blush Delice blushes have to this day, remained one of my favourite blushes! (So I must have done something right!)

The texture of the L’oreal Blush Delice is par exellance and the shimmer is lovely but not over the top. I used to use the brush that was included in the package which served its purpose well, although it was a little hard to control some times. Incidentally, Rosy Cheeks is still my favourite colour of all the colours that have been released by L’oreal. It is the PERFECT rose pink and imparts the PERFECT colour to simulate blushing cheeks.

Yes, it was love then and it still is love now. And look, here’s a picture of the very first blush I have ever owned (and the very first blush I’ve ever nearly finished)!

delice Share your first Blush story!

The cover is broken but I keep it anyway and I use it from time to time. Its a reminder to me of what things used to be and how they should be i.e. I really should try to enjoy and finish up some of the stuff I have icon smile Share your first Blush story!

Would you like to share your first blush story? Leave me a comment below. I’m sure we’ll all enjoy reading it. icon smile Share your first Blush story!

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