Its the last weekend before the Year of the Tiger comes roaring in and I’m in a frenzy. My house still needs cleaning and clearing, my closet needs organizing and I’m running out of time!
But clearing up aside, I’d like to share with you a quick sneak peek of a couple of items I spotted in Mannings (Guardian) Pharmacy in Hong Kong in early January 2010. I haven’t seen them here so they are “new” but I’m not sure if they are coming in.
One is a new lipgloss by Maybelline – Watershine Collagen cream gloss. I tested it on the back of my hand and it felt nice. Non sticky, relatively pigmented but there was a sweet scent if I recall correctly. It was HKD79 (RM39) if I recall right which was too pricey to experiment. I’ll wait till it gets in here :)
The other is a L’Oreal Hydrafresh Water Plumping Mask. Formulated with pure spa water and minerals it is stated to be for dehydrated skin. I put some of the tester on the back of my hand. Feels like a gel with a slight cooling feel. Not sure again whether we’ll get it in here but if you have seen it, holler!
So sneak peeks aside, instead of cleaning, I’m sitting here savouring a new book sent to me by a friend as a surprise gift just because we both adore living the luxury life to the best of our income levels – Deluxe : How Luxury lost its Lustre; and admiring my handpainted plates :D
Its early days yet. I only read a few pages before I had to tear myself away and do something about the clutter that’s slowly creeping out of my room and into my living room. Back! Back! I say! I swear it breeds in there :P
But what are those 2 colourful plates I hear you ask? Well, they are glass plates hand painted by moi the hidden artist *snorts with derision*
Not quite avant garde nor luxury but I’m terribly proud of it because most of the painting was done by me. I’ll tell you the story of how it came about another day – its a long one :)
Now, what are you doing this weekend? Needless to say, I’m cooped up at home. I have the sun streaming through my windows while I clear and scrub away, because I’ve sent my curtains to be washed – I hope they get back to me soon or I’d be baked!