I happened to be passing by a Sasa store when I saw a selection of Canmake products with some new ones I haven’t checked out previously. One such product is the Canmake Glitter Eye eyeshadow palette.
Canmake is a range of cheap makeup from Japan and I happen to like the Canmake eye nuance trios. These little palettes caught my eye because they are so cute and sparkly and cheap! I think they are about RM29.90 or thereabouts at Sasa.
You get 2 colours and a pan of glitter powder. However, the gushing stops there for although it is cute and cheap, I found the texture gritty and colour payoff was quite poor. True, for under RM30 one can’t really complain, but their trios have a pretty smooth texture (though sheer), so I guess I was expecting something similar.
All that said, its a cute little item, and if you are making up favors or gift packs or sending little gifts to girls overseas, or simply if you just want something fun and glittery for parties, its worth checking out.
Pros: Cheap, glittery and fun
Cons: Gritty and poor color payoff
I happened to chance upon the Marks & Spencer’s Relocation Sale in the Old Wing of 1 Utama shopping centre, just like ShoppingnSales did (picture courtesy of SNS). Go to SNS’s site to read why there is a sale
I don’t usually shop at Marks & Spencer here in Malaysia because the prices are way too high for my wallet and the fashion as I remember is a tad frumpy for me. I’m pretty much a budget or sales shopper but even during sales I am loathe to buy anything from M&S simply because its just too expensive. The last time I bought anything from M&S was when I was in London years ago – that tells you just how long ago it was.
I was quite pleasantly surprised however, after browsing through some racks, that fashion in Marks & Spencer has evolved somewhat, from frumpy school marm clothes to clothes that are classic yet with modern and younger touches. Could it be that I’m getting older? I’d just like to think that M&S is moving with the times.
Another thing that made me happy shopping at Marks & Spencer was the fact that I fit nicely into a Size 8 which I believe is the smallest size carried. It is such a huge boost to the female ego to know you fit into the smallest size available! Plus, the designs now look younger especially the Per Una range. Even the lingerie has evolved from being frumpy and plain but servicable bras and panties, to cute and racy lacy things. Worth buying during a sale!
I ended up with a midnight blue party dress which cost me quite a bit, but which I know will serve me well, and a comfy woollen cardigan which I wanted for long car rides or for travelling. Pictures will soon follow once I get my camera up and running.
I can see myself visiting Marks & Spencer more, to browse if not to buy. Oh my poor wallet!
I wrote previously about discovering that the Swedish Make Up Store was open in The Gardens at Midvalley. While I was there, I realised that it was an opportune time to pick up a concealer since my old faithful, the L’oreal Touche Magique concealer pen has been discontinued.
The choices for concealer at the Make Up Store are really quite mind-boggling, ranging from blemish concealers to concealers in palettes that you can mix and match for your needs. However, I only wanted a concealer for the undereye area, and so I was recommended the Make Up Store Wand Concealer in Medium. Medium is a shade that should suit most fair to medium fair skin tones.
As the name of the product suggests, this is a concealer that comes in a tube with a wand applicator. It brings to mind a lip gloss and applies the same way. Continue Reading ►
Its the Lunar New Year here in Malaysia so I’m away on holiday for a few days, visiting family and generally stuffing myself silly with food and cookies
To everyone celebrating the Lunar New Year I wish you all Happy New Year and to all Chinese Gong Xi Fa Cai!
I’ll be back soon!