… I got me one with a map of the city of Paris on it! :D

Rootote Paris

See the Eiffel Tower! See the Arc de Triomphe! See just how cheesey it all is when I tell you I’m called Paris B! :D

But no, my moniker was not the reason I got this – I do love Paris and I have been hankering so badly to go back its not funny. Maybe if I carry around a bag with a map of Paris on it and wish hard enough I might just find myself heading there soon? One can but hope…

This is my second Rootote after my first one I got the first time Tiny Tapir brought them in. These things are addictive! This one called “Capital” is in a 16oz sturdy cotton canvas which is different from my first Rootote which was polyester. Thus, this new one is more pliable and because its slightly more luxe, has a magnet closure which I find incredibly useful. The base and handles are smooth PVC. The handles feel a little shorter but it still slings comfortably. It was RM70.

Rootote Capital Paris Map

While I was in Tiny Tapir, I also saw another Rootote in Tuta which is even more lux. It is laminated so it is waterproof and I love the metallic silver/gold touches on the handles and trim. It is seriously cute and I was so torn when I had to walk off without getting it. I’m telling myself I can only have one so perhaps I’ll reserve that material for another time LOL… Now, will someone just go and buy it already so it doesn’t mock me every time I check out the site?! :P

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After waiting for what seems like forever for the Guerlain Midnight Butterfly collection to arrive on Malaysian shores, I have finally sneaked a peek at the collection. Part of it anyway. I was at Metrojaya at Midvalley Megamall and did not see the Christmas collection displayed so I asked the girl at the counter who immediately brought out all the stuff for me to view. Apparently, there was no space for her to display the new products! Strange reason, but there you go! Bit of a waste really because most people would stop and stare at the beauty of the Guerlain Midnight Butterfly collection.

The whole Midnight Butterfly collection is done in a pale lilac shade which is quite unusual and very pretty. Butterflies are etched on the surface of the metal case of the lipstick. However, I was disappointed to note that the Meteorites Pearls come in a cardboard box albeit with a butterfly embossed on the cover. It was a bit of a let down.

First up is the Mysterious Butterfly eyeshadow palette (RM180). This limited edition eyeshadow palette comes in shades of purple with a butterfly etched on it and filled with shimmer. At a glance, I knew it wouldn’t work for me.

Guerlain Midnight Butterfly eyeshadow

I don’t handle purples on the eyes well, and this was one purple palette I cannot handle because the colours tend towards being warm with reddish tones. Whilst pretty to look at, I found the eyeshadow palette too sheer. See the swatches below:-

Guerlain Midnight Butterfly

I’m not overly fussed with sheer eyeshadows, but even I found these a little too sheer for my tastes. The colours themselves have shimmer but minimal and I suppose if you swatch part of the butterfly design then there would be more shimmer.  I really like the Perles d’argent eyeshadow palette and to me, the Mysterious Butterfly palette can’t hold a candle to that. Pity really because it is seriously pretty!
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Christmas

November’s coming to an end and we’re in the home stretch now!

Look what I have to tease you with today!

surprise!!

Isn’t this exciting?

I’m sitting here with a huge goofy grin on my face surrounded by all sorts of stuff and I just know everyone’s dying to know what’s going on. Patience, grasshopper… :D

December 1 … tick tock…

p/s If you have subscribed to receive email updates may I suggest you verify your subscription? I see a couple of unverified subscriptions and you won’t receive emails if you don’t verify! That would be a pity! Trust me.

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I was recently contacted by Reese and Origin Living Sdn. Bhd. to try some organic soaps from Taiwan. I am a self-proclaimed shower gel junkie but some recent forays into handmade natural soaps (e.g. Soapy natural handmade soaps) has left me nothing short of impressed. So I agreed to test run some Yuan Organic Soaps.

Yuan Organic Soap

The Yuan Organic handmade soaps are made in Taiwan.You can read about its history at the Taipei Times article (link) or on its official website for those who can read and understand Chinese (link). Essentially, what these soaps are, are 100% natural and organic handmade soaps using natural ingredients and herbs and are touted to have curative effects for various skin problems.

Here is a link to a site I found which lists the various types of soaps available and what they are good for, for those of us who cannot understand Chinese. As Reese was so generous with the bars of soaps I couldn’t test every single one so I will be spreading the love as I go along :)
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