When I encountered the Estee Lauder Chocolate Decadence collection for Fall 2008, I was stunned at the uncanny resemblence to Guerlain Ombre Eclat eyeshadow quads. So, I went home and rooted around my collection and realised that I hadn’t reviewed them, so here it is.
If you have seen the new Estee Lauder eyeshadow quads, don’t you think the similarity is uncanny? The same golden square shaped quad with slightly domed shaped cover. The same rectangular pans inside and 2 sponge ended applicators. The only difference being that Guerlain kept the gold on the cover (which attracts fingerprints like crazy) while Estee Lauder put it on the inside. Oh and I think that the Guerlain quad looks more luxurious. For some reason, the 4 pans of eyeshadow make me think of chocolate bars. Continue Reading ►
Or how to empty your wallet when faced with a site outage
First of all, my apologies to everyone who tried to access my site and found it no longer existed. There was a problem with the server which my host worked hard to rectify and I think its all alright now. Some comments earlier may have disappeared (and a post or two did too) so I duly apologise. That was due to a server migration and I can’t retrieve them. So, thank you for your patience and to those who dropped me emails to find out what was happening, thank you too for your concern!
With my site down the whole of yesterday, I was left to my devices picking up on work slack but hey, there is only so much boring work to do before I ended up surfing around. Being itchy fingered I ended up picking these up online:-
They are Givenchy Prisme Again! blush/highlighter in Crazy Pink (US$25) and Clarins blush in Rose Petal (US$15) both picked up at 50% off from StrawberryNET.com where the offers are on-going for a limited time. Both are brands I’ve never tried nor ever thought of trying so I’ll be quite interested to see how they fare. Continue Reading ►
For lovers of Benetint, here comes the new Benetint Lip Balm SPF15!
Benetint Lip Balm is a tinted lip balm infused with Vitamin E and SPF15 to soften and protect your lips. It also has a light rose petal smell and lightly tints the lips benetint’s signature rose red.
I was afraid of Benetint the liquid because I can’t see me using it on my cheeks, but I can see me using the Benetint lip balm especially since I’m now into sheer lip colours. I can’t wait till it comes to Malaysia so I can test it out to see for myself how good/bad it is.
The only thing that makes me balk is the price – US$20 for 6.5g is expensive! You can now buy the new Benetint Lip Balm SPF15 online and for a limited time until September 16, 2008, there is FREE SHIPPING within the USA for all orders that include the lip balm – use the code “BALMBENE” and for international orders, shipping is free for orders above US$100 – use the code “INTLSHIP”.
I learnt how to crochet from my mom. I’m sure if I were to hold a hook and some yarn in my hands right now, I might be able to do a few chain stitches. But that is the extent of my abilities. I don’t know what I ever made – a scarf (in hot Malaysian weather?!) or maybe a hairband. My puny abilities aside, I found a store with an adorable name, that specialises in hand-crocheted products – Adorkable Crochet. Continue Reading ►