I am a stranger to Etude House a brand from Korea. I am familiar with Etude as I’ve tried some of the products before this some time ago but I’d never heard of Etude House before this. Based on the Korean site, it appears that Etude House and Etude are the same brand. Anyway I’d read about Etude House opening a large store in Sunway Pyramid but it is way too far for me to get there. So, it was with great surprise that I saw a little store in the Jusco complex in Metro Prima Kepong! Its not as far as Sunway from where I live so that’s great, plus I get to do my grocery shopping at the same time AND get free parking! icon smile An introduction to Etude House

etude An introduction to Etude House

I spoke to the girls there and found out the store is only 2 weeks old. Happy me! Now I don’t have to drag myself all the way to Sunway just to see what the brand is all about!! I also picked up their star product – BB Magic Cream to try.
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Note: Sephora Hong Kong has been closed since March 2010

I’m a little late with this bit of happy news for beauty lovers but Sephora is finally open in Hong Kong! When I was last in Hong Kong, I saw the facade of the store which was still under renovation.

sephora Sephora opens in Hong Kong

The store was opened on Sept 23 and I’ve just stumbled on it. Better late than never eh? icon smile Sephora opens in Hong Kong Continue Reading ►


I don’t remember there being much buzz in Malaysia about the Pink Ribbon campaigns this year. It might be because of the present Eid Mubarak/ Eidul Fitr/ Hari Raya Aidil Fitri festive period that is on-going. We got a holiday for 2 days which is very nice icon smile Pink Ribbon Campaigns 2008   Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Clinique

Anyway I unearthed another 3 special Pink Ribbon promotional offers by Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder and Clinique. Estee Lauder has been doing Pink Ribbon campaigns for a few years now as I recall and I’m sure most of the companies under their umbrella will have specials too. Here’s what I found.

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Bobbi Brown Pink Ribbon 2008

Pink Quartz Glitter Lip Gloss and Tulle Lip Color lipstick set. Pair it with Tulle Lip Liner which comes with a sharpener. Pink lip items from Bobbi Brown’s stable from which a portion of proceeds will be donated towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Estee Lauder Pink Ribbon 2008

Estee Lauder’s offering is a Limited Edition trio of 3 pink lip colours:-

  • Pure Color Bali Rose (Limited Edition)
  • Pure Color Candy
  • Signature Hydra Lustre Rich Berry
  • Pink zippered case

There is also an Elizabeth Hurley Lip Color Collection of 3 pink lip glosses:-

  • High Gloss in Pink (limited edition)
  • High Gloss in Rose
  • High Gloss in Pearl
  • Pink Zippered case

And the one item Estee Lauder has every year, the Jeweled Pink Ribbon pin set with twinkling crystals and is a collectible.

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Clinique Pink Ribbon 2008

Clinique this year too is doing something pink for the lips. I remember when they did that lovely Shimmering Tones blush in Pink tones a few years back. I wanted it so badly and we never got it! I later saw it in Hong Kong but decided then not to get it because it was very light. But that’s another story icon smile Pink Ribbon Campaigns 2008   Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Clinique

Clinique’s offering of a Butter Shine lipstick in Ribbon Pink (limited edition) comes with a silvery case. Costing US$16.50 a whopping US$10 is being donated to breast cancer research!

There are a few other brands doing the Pink Ribbon campaign but they aren’t available here at this time – Smashbox, DuWop and Too Faced are a couple more.

I’m not sure if the Pink Ribbon collections by Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder and Clinique will be available here but if they are, it would be great! It would be quite meaningless if we get them only after October right?


I’ll be honest. Like many people I sniggered a little at the Stila Smokey Eye Talking Palette. Gimmick! I dismissed it with an airy wave of my hand.

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However, not everyone sees it as a gimmick. For some people, a talking palette is useful to help you figure out just where to place that particular eyeshadow colour without looking like you have been punched in the eye. Also, the texture of the Stila Smokey Eye quad is quite good. So, banking on this, Stila has come out with a whole slew of New Talking Palettes! Continue Reading ►


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