Burberry Body Tender

Beautiful scents create beautiful feelings…

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I’m learning to appreciate fragrances more and more these days. A few months ago, I was captivated by the scent of Burberry Body Tender Eau de Toilette.
The bottle design is iconic, as is expected of any Burberry product. It is not your usual shape of a bottle. This one has 8 sides, fully transparent, revealing the light pink-colored fluid.

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The inside of the cap has a metallic finish material embellished with Burberry’s signature check pattern. I love the simple but designer appeal of this bottle and, of course, the fact that I can see what’s inside clearly. I like seeing how much I’ve used and how much is left in a fragrance bottle.   
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Size: 60ml / 85ml
Price: RM300 / RM380
This fragrance was advertised and promoted using famous model Cara Delevigne.
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I’ve actually finished this fragrance bottle by the time I wrote this short article. I loved this fragrance so much that I bought an 85ml bottle of the exact one a month ago. See, this is why I need to see how much is left so I can restock! I should never run out of the good stuff. This scent makes me feel nice, lovely, beautiful.
Where to buy? Burberry has a signature counter located in Isetan KLCC and did you know that Burberry has an online shopping site? You can now buy beautiful Burberry items whenever, wherever! Visit www.my.burberry.comto shop for bags, makeup, fragrances, watches and more. And…they give FREE shipping!

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About Burberry Body Tender
A youthful, sparkling twist on the iconic Burberry Body fragrance. The scent opens with a fresh surge of lemon, crisp apple and green absinthe. A delicate blend of dewy English roses, white jasmine and sandalwood gives a radiant, optimistic heart. Sensual notes of cashmeran, amber and musk warm the base.

Swarovski Stardust Fashion Necklace

Who doesn’t love fashionable and anytime-wear accessories… 

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This is probably the first time I’m sharing something about a necklace! How exciting!
I’m one of those few, or shall I say, very few women who are not enamored by all kinds of jewelry. I’m not fond of wearing rings, except for my wedding ring because I am obliged to wear it (haha!). Rings slowly fall out of my fingers when washing my hands or applying hand cream. I’m also not a big fan of bracelets because these disturb my comfort while typing on a laptop, desktop or any computer. I do love earrings and I do love necklaces.

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Miranda Kerr for Swarovski
I first saw Swarovski’s Stardust collection in magazine ads featuring Miranda Kerr. I loved the simple yet creative and unique treatment of crystals with the bracelets and necklaces. The collection includes different colors of nylon tubes but I liked the gray/white color the most as it will be easy to mix and match with any color of outfit. Of course, having the other colors would be nice, too.

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It also includes beautiful colors of bracelets that wrap around your wrist in 2 loops – the Double Bracelets. I love the shimmer of the crystals inside the nylon tube but as I’ve said, I’m not really comfortable wearing bracelets to work…I can wear one on a casual, no-work day but how often do I enjoy those days…ahhh, time is limited.

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*Stardust Bracelets images from swarovski.com
   
My husband was sweet and thoughtful to give me what I asked from him for my birthday…my very own Swarovski Stardust Necklace!

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Swarovski Stardust Necklace
The necklace comes in an elegant, thick hard blue box with Swarovski’s logo embossed and silver-stamped in front, its iconic swan beautifully represented in the center. Inside, the necklace rests on a solid dark blue, velvet finish board, with a Swarovski blue card tag attached to it. A booklet is also provided for jewelry care information and other important details.

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The lobster clasp is adjustable, which I also adore. I can easily play around with the length with its flexible closure. The clasp itself is adorned by the swan logo and you can see the name ‘SWAROVSKI’ all in capital letters engraved on one side of the necklace’s silver end. These 2 details are definite identifiers for a genuine/original Swarovski Stardust necklace.

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It was tough to shoot this product while trying to show its sheen or shimmer, I still need to discover more about jewelry photography. Anyway, I am so in love with the shimmer of those crystals inside the nylon tube, my shots don’t give justice but if you want to see how it really looks like, just visit any Swarovski boutique or visit www.swarovski.com
Look at those sparkling crystals inside!

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Thanks to my loving hubby for this necklace. I think I want another color of this or a necklace-earring set. Nyahahaha!

Swarovski Boutiques in Malaysia:
  • Pavilion – Level 3
  • Mid Valley – Ground Floor
  • Suria KLCC – First Floor
  • Gurney Plaza – Ground Floor
  • One Utama – First Floor
  • Sunway Pyramid – Lower Ground One
  • Aeon Ipoh Station 18 – Ground Floor
  • JBCC – Ground Floor

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*Swarovski Stardust Necklace via http://www.swarovski.com
About Swarovski Stardust Necklace
This easy-to-wear necklace from Swarovski’s Stardust collection features a nylon tube filled with sparkling crystals for multi-colored shine. Boasting a stunning 3D silhouette, this palladium-plated necklace is a must-have item for your jewelry box and a limited edition. It comes with an adjustable lobster clasp closure in stainless steel.

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Zoeva and Luscious Lipsticks to Get that Girl-Next-Door Look

It’s amazing how a dash of color on a woman’s lips changes her personality and appeal.

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I’m getting more addicted with using different lip products and different colors these days. In one day, I’d probably use 2-3 different brands and shades of lipsticks at work: one in the morning before I go, another one right before stepping out of the car and a third one when I retouch after lunch time. I find it fun and stylish to be shifting lip colors through the day!
I have a collection of lip colors that I mainly use for my office look but there are times when I want to have that simple, innocent look (so I don’t look like that tough monster all the time at work, haha!).
I love shopping at Luxola and I had a fun time choosing 3 lipsticks to try and to achieve a girl-next-door look. I picked 3 different shades from light pink to vibrant red. And I was also excited to try 2 brands of lip color that I haven’t tried before: Luscious Cosmetics and Zoeva. I’ve tried Zoeva brushes and I loved them so I decided to try its Lip Crayon.
The Zoeva Lip Crayon comes in a black matte box and the lip crayon stick comes in a black matte finish with silver text letterings. The lip color shade is visible at one end so it’s easy to identify even with the cap on.
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Color: Tender Rose
Lipstick Pencil
Made in Germany
2.8g / 0.10oz
Price: RM34.00
What is it:
The ZOEVA Lip Crayon is a chunky lipstick pencil with a super light and creamy formula. It gives your lips sharp colour and a fine shiny finish. This product is also very smooth, as it melts naturally like butter on your lips for a visibly soft and plump effect.

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What makes it great:
This lip product contains Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil, making the lips smoother, plumped and moisturized.

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The downside to this crayon is that it’s not the twist up type. You need to use a sharpener for this one.

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The texture of this crayon is amazing. It’s so easy to apply, it glides smoothly on the lips on its own. I normally use lip balm with some other lipsticks but with this Zoeva lip crayon, I’m good to go without balm. It also has a soft sheen finish, giving you an overall fresh look. With light makeup, I can easily have a girl-next-door look. Adding a hair accessory like this Sereni and Shentel thin headband makes it even sweeter.

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I also decided to try this brand, Luscious Cosmetics, as it has an interesting name and the shades are fashionable. This Signature Lipstick comes in a combination black and silver tube, with the color visible on the base, like Zoeva Lip Crayon.
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Color: Buff Pink
Made in USA
4g / 0.14oz
Price: RM57.00
What is it:
The Luscious Signature Lipstick Collection provides the lips with lightweight, vibrant colour. Each lippie in infused with nourishing oils that make the formula feel moisturising. It also offers a velvety finish that makes your lips look and feel rich.
What makes it great:
This lip product contains jojoba oil that keeps the lips well-moisturized. It feels lightweight on the lips while giving a velvety finish.

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The texture is good and color is buildable. If you want a very light touch of color, you can apply 1 swipe. I, however, prefer a deeper shade so I apply 2-3 swipes then blot my lips over folded tissue. It has a darker color than Zoeva Lip Crayon but it still gives me that girl-next-door look. Combined with a white plain headband, my look is complete, voila!

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And who said that dark, rich red lipstick won’t give you a sugar-spice-and-everything-nice appeal?
I was happy to give this Luscious Super Moisturizing Lipstick a try. The shade I picked is sexily named ‘Flirty Fuschia’, and it comes in a sleek silver tube. Nudes dominate the full color collection and I picked one of the deepest colors.

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Color: Flirty Fuschia
Made in Taiwan
3.5g / 0.12oz
Price: RM51.50
What is it:
The Luscious’ Super Moisturizing Lipstick gives colour and luster to your delicate pucker with its creamy and moisturizing formula enriched with Vitamin E and Grape Seed Oil.  
What makes it great:
This lip product contains Vitamin E and Grape Seed oil to keep lips moisturized and supple.

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The texture is great and like the other Luscious lipstick, the color is also buildable. Because it contains Vitamin E and Grape Seed oil, this lipstick feels smooth and comfortable on the lips. 
Yes, the color might seem too sexy for a girl-next-door look but with light eye makeup and right accessories, this shade can be sweet and dandy. Here is the flirty fuschia paired with my red Sereni and Shentel headband.

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I love these 3 new lipsticks and I find it amazing how I can change my look with different lipstick shades.  Do you switch lip colors throughout the day? Give it a try and explore how your lip colors change your mood, your look and your appeal!
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SK-II Pitera Facial Essence Product Review

I finally took the step to test this bestselling beauty product…why is this so popular and is it worth it?

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Since I arrived in Malaysia 5 years ago, SK-II has been one of the most prominent skincare brands in this country. I wasn’t really familiar with this brand before as it is not available in the Philippines, at least not before I left. The brand has such strong marketing presence and highly influential brand ambassadors that included Cate Blanchett. Oh, who doesn’t admire Cate, with her timeless beauty, grace and impeccable sense of fashion?
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Of course, I admit that I got interested to try the brand, mainly because of its Facial Essence. It promises skin transformation in 14 days, making spots less visible, appearance of wrinkles reduced, and making the skin radiant. I bought a Pitera Essence set for my mother-in-law before and I noticed a remarkable improvement on the radiance of her skin. After finishing that first set, I bought a second set for her and bought one for myself, too.
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Made in Japan
Price: RM229
Where to buy:
SK-II counters in major department stores – Isetan, Parkson, Metrojaya, Aeon
Sephora boutiques
SK-II Pitera Essence Set contains:
SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 30ml
How to use – After cleansing the skin, pour an appropriate amount (approximately 3 cm diameter) of Clear Lotion onto cotton pad. Gently wipe over T-zone, followed by U-zone from center outwards, then over neck.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence 75ml
How to use – After toning the skin, pour an appropriate amount (slightly larger than the diameter of the cap) of Essence onto cotton pad. Gently pat onto face and neck.
SK-II Facial Treatment Mask 1pc
How to use – Place mask over eye area first, then gently spread over face and pat firm. Remove mask after 5-15 minutes. Discard mask after use.
I’ve used up the Clear Lotion and the Treatment Mask. These are both good products although it’s hard for me to fully evaluate, as the size of the lotion may not have been enough to show results while the 1-piece mask does give that instant hydration effect after use.
As for the Facial Essence, I’ve been using it for 3 months now. I’m not a big fan of the scent of the essence itself but it dissipates in a few seconds anyway so it’s not a big deal. The essence is water-like both in color and viscosity. It feels clean and light, easily absorbed by the skin.
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After first 2 weeks of use, it’s sad to say that I didn’t notice much change on my skin. I know that a skincare product’s speed of efficacy may vary from person to person, and this doesn’t necessarily mean that the product is not working so I patiently continued to use it. After 1 month, I did notice that my skin’s texture and radiance have improved. And on my 2nd month of use, I noticed that spots are diminishing, although not completely gone. 
I’ve seen good results but somehow on my third month, it’s just on ‘maintenance’ phase, as I don’t notice improvements anymore. I also find that the progress of results took longer than expected or as promised. I’m happy that my skin improved, especially with the diminished spots, however, I expected better. Considering that SK-II is probably the top brand in the country and that it’s mid-priced, I thought that results will be amazing or surprising, within at least a month. I find that it took long to see changes from the Facial Essence. Will I buy it again? Hmmm, I’d probably try something else with my RM229.
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About the product
SK-II’s signature product, the much-loved and most awarded bestseller, Facial Treatment Essence has over 90% Pitera™, the miracle ingredient discovered over 30 years ago that remains essentially unchanged till today. Its irreplaceable formula gently exfoliates the face and helps moderate the skin surface renewal cycle.

In just 14 days, your skin’s 5 dimensions are visibly transformed: spots are less visible, appearance of wrinkles is reduced, skin texture is more refined, firmnessis improved, and radiance is beautifully elevated. Skin becomes breathtakingly crystal clear.

Texture: This lightweight miracle water is quickly absorbed into the skin.

Key Ingredient: Pitera™ is full of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids that work together to allow the skin’s natural surface rejuvenation process to function at its prime.
Other Ingredients: Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Water, Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Sorbic Acid.


Make Up For Ever Pro-Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation

No matter how good liquid or cream foundation is, I still need a good powder foundation to complete my face finish

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Oh, what would our photos be without foundation or at least a photo filter that creates the illusion of flawless skin like having foundation on?
I bought this Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation at its boutique in Sephora Starhill, together with the Mist & Fix Make-Up Fixer Mist. It comes in a sleek black compact with a black box.

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The compact has a compartment for the powder itself and the sponge: the powder on top compartment and sponge under. I’m not a big fan of this compact style because I need to keep lifting the powder part to get the sponge and somehow the movement keeps tapping the powder compartment. Eventually, this might make the compact powder break. It would have been better if the sponge was on top and the powder was under. But this is Make Up For Ever foundation and I wanted to give it a try.

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I picked color 125 (Beige Rose/Pink Rose), well, technically, the beauty consultant recommended it to me. This foundation has a 24-month life-after-opening period (if this is new to you, it simply means that after start of use or opening, you can use it for the next 24 months).
I’ve been using Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation for several months now. I am enjoying the texture and finish on my skin. I normally apply this after using my liquid or cream foundation, it works well with Guerlain Lingerie de Peau.

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The sponge is great to use but, of course, if you want a more flawless application, it’s best applied with a face powder brush. This multi-use foundation can be applied both in wet or dry application. If you are comfortable with sheer foundation effect, you don’t even need a liquid foundation. You can simply wet the sponge and apply the multi-use powder. Both with wet or dry application, this foundation lasts great through the day, although I still retouch once in a while because I love the freshly made makeup look and I have oily skin.
And definitely, after finishing my makeup, I apply the Mist & Fix. It works wonders on keeping my foundation in place. 

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Where to buy Make Up For Ever / Price: RM180.00 
Level 2 Sephora Starhill

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About the Product

With its transforming texture, PRO FINISH is the 1st multi-use powder foundation that allows you to fully customize your finish and coverage level. Formulated with exclusive bio-mimetic coated pigments, its breakthrough formula can be used wet or dry.


Apply it wet for a sheer semi-matte perfection or dry for a full coverage, matte result.

Created with talc lightweight formula, its texture is long lasting, has buildable coverage with no chalky effect and easily blends for a perfect professional result in just minutes.


Enriched with hydrating ingredients, PRO FINISH corrects and evens the complexion without drying our skin.

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Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System

Some of us might not have the budget for a Clarisonic…but, hey, what about this one?

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For the past years, I’m sure you have witnessed the popularity of facial cleansing devices, dominated by best-selling brand Clarisonic. It took a while before beauty brands recognized the strong potential from this new beauty segment but it wasn’t too late for brands like Clinique and Olay to jump in the beauty device wagon.
While I think that Clarisonic is a worthy investment for good facial cleansing system, not everyone would have a budget of RM600+ to enjoy the benefits of a cleansing device. I wasn’t highly keen on trying out a cleansing device before but while shopping online at www.watsons.com.my, I received a free Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System (worth around RM129) together with my purchase of RM150 of selected brands. I love online shopping and I love free stuff!

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This facial cleansing device set comes in Olay’s black and red box. The box set contains: 1 facial cleansing device, 1 brush head, 1 skin renewal cleanser 20ml and 2 AA batteries.
Benefits of Olay Regenerist Cleansing System:
  • Up to 4x better cleansing than cleanser alone (tested on removing makeup vs. cleanser alone)
  • Gently exfoliates
  • Delivers daily deep cleansing
  • Renewal Cleanser primes the skin for anti-aging regimen
  • Device has 2-speed control, is water-resistant and easy to hold

What results to expect:
  • Skin is instantly cleaner, feels fresher
  • Skin texture is improved and smoother with continuous use 

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I like that Duracell batteries are already included in this boxed set. Don’t you just hate it when you discover that you need batteries for something you just bought or received? It’s also easy to install the 2 batteries on the device. Gently rock the battery compartment (on the base) side to side while pulling to release battery cover. Then insert the 2 batteries and push back the cover. Reminder, do not mix old and new batteries.

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The device has 2 rubber buttons, 1 to switch it on or off and 1 to control speed. I prefer to use basic speed versus the faster one but this will depend on your personal preference.

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This set comes with 1 brush head, which is easy to snap onto the device. It is recommended to replace the brush head every 3 months. I haven’t replaced mine after more than 3 months, haha, but it still works fine and, don’t worry, the brush head is not disgusting or dirty-looking (yet).
A 20ml skin renewal cleanser is packed inside this set but you don’t necessarily need to use it together with the device. We all have our preferred cleanser so feel free to use the device with your favorite brand. I have a habit of trying new brands and products every now and then. I’ve used the Olay Cleansing Device with different brands like Garnier, Neutrogena and Shizens.  

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For the past 6 months, I’ve been using this device every evening to cleanse my face. Initially, I tried using it day and night but I developed a few pimples, around 2-3 (oh yes, I will count them coz I rarely get these!), so I decided to slow down and use it at night only. For someone who has not tried cleansing devices before, it probably ‘surprised’ my skin. When I limited use to once a day, the pimples stopped, yay! And the fun starts.
My skin does feel instantly cleaner, in a different way than it feels with normal deep cleansing without a device. And though it’s not Clarisonic, I’d say it does a good job in complementing my skin-cleansing regimen. So if you want to start exploring facial cleansing devices and you’re on a tight budget, the Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System is good bet.
Replacement cleansing brush heads are available at www.watsons.com.my – RM29.90 for a boxed set of 2 pieces

Reebonz Makes A Perfect Hari Raya with Luxury Accessories at Friendly Prices

Look Perfectly Put Together This Hari Raya with Timeless Luxury Accessories From Reebonz
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While getting ready for special occasions and events can be exciting and fun, it can also be daunting when trying to put that perfect look altogether and make it work. Many of us who will be celebrating Hari Raya Aidilfitri and hosting or going to numerous open houses, would have picked out the fabric and colors for each day’s ensemble, or we may have bought off-the-rack, while the rest of us are still searching, and growing increasingly frantic! It can take hours, days and weeks of searching for the right fashion picks that not only fit us nicely but also create our fashion statement and identity.
However, even the most beautifully designed and embellished designer outfit may seem unfinished if not paired with the perfect accessories be they handbags, shoes, wallets or jewellery.

Reebonz (pronounced ‘ribbons’), Asia’s trusted online shopping destination for buying and selling the widest variety of luxury brands has an amazing selection of handbags, shoes, small leather goods and jewellery to complete your look. All items sold through the Reebonz platform, both new and pre-loved are guaranteed authentic, and are often available at significant savings through the many sale events on the site.
Trends For Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Reebonz experts have curated some of the key accessories, colours, shapes and sizes for the festive season and beyond for the stylista in each of us.
The secret to successful Hari Raya accessorising is to choose timeless pieces that can be used after the festivities as well.  As a rule, traditional attire such as baju kurung, baju kebaya, jubah and abaya are best complemented by structured classic shapes, and elegant heeled footwear.
Key colors for Hari Raya include white, yellow and green (ladies, take note of these colors!) as well as classic black and shades of gold for formal dinner events.
Luxury comes in many levels and the Reebonz’ Online Price before further markdowns is always more attractive than the recommended retail price at designer boutiques. For the best value at Reebonz, stalk your favorite items for when they are at their lowest price, which could be during special sale events, at clearance or when it is the last piece available.  
Handbags Trends
Tote bags are functional and ideal for work and weekends. Choosing a structured leather tote with bold hardware can add contrast or subtly complement an outfit. For Hari Raya consider the Michael Kors Jet Set Medium Travel Multifunction Tote in Sun, the upbeat preppy look of the Sophie Hulme Mini Tote Saddle Bag, and Miuccia’s latest saffiano leather collection – Prada Saffiano Cuir Double Bag. 

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Note:
RRP = Recommended Retail Price  (in Boutiques)
RSP = Reebonz Selling Price (Online)  à before further markdown
“as low as” price = Clearance, last piece or crazy promo price – members need to seek these out, they don’t happen everyday! Look out for promo codes, and learn how to use marketing credits!
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Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Medium Multifunctional Tote
RRP: MYR 1429.00
RSP: MYR 1238.00
(as low as MYR 1001.00)
Stash away your shopping loot in this handy, sleek tote by MICHAEL Michael Kors! The ideal bag for both work or play.
Exterior
– Saffiano leather body
– Gold tone hardware
– Double top handles
– Open top
– Designer charm hang tag
– Raised designer lettering
Interior
– Fabric Lining
– 1 zipper compartment, 1 zipper pocket, 1 slip compartment, 4 slip pockets
– Strap with lobster clasp
– Debossed designer label
Color: Sun (Designer Colour)


Sophie Hulme Mini Tote Saddle Bag
RRP: MYR 1490.00
RSP: MYR 1288.00
(as low as MYR 998.00)
Carry this saddle tote by Sophie Hulme for an upbeat preppy look that will carry you through season to season.
Exterior
– Leather body
– Gold tone hardware
– Double top handles, adjustable and detachable shoulder strap
– Open top
– Designer key ring
Interior
– Unlined
– 1 slip pocket
– Debossed designer lettering
Color: Green
Clutches 
Clutches convey the elegance and sophistication of the wearer through their sleek, compact styling, either as handhelds or convertible to a shoulder bag with a strap. Flashback to the old school glamour of 60’s movie star Saloma and the many clutches that she used to accessorise her baju kebaya, for inspiration. Among the top pick from Reebonz includes the Christian Dior Medium event Clutch, petite Michael Kors Elsie Dome Clutch which is suitable for all Raya functions, and classic Saint Laurent Monogramme Clutch. 
Christian Dior Medium Evening Clutch
RRP: MYR 2510.00
RSP: MYR 2058.00
As low as MYR 1506.00
Lend a glamorous edge to the simplest of looks with a Christian Dior clutch. Wear this style to highlight a classic LBD or to give an opulent edge to elegant cocktail attire.
Exterior
– Cannage stitched nubuck calfskin leather body
– Silver tone hardware
– Detachable chain shoulder strap
– Magnetic snap tab closure
– Designer charm hang tags
Interior
– Fabric lining
– 1 slip pocket
– Debossed designer label
Color: Metallic Beige
Timelessness can also come in classic statement pieces that will have other guests oohing and aahing at your taste and refinement. Consider a Christian Dior Lady Dior Medium Bag, a Fendi Shopping 2Jours Petite Tote in buttery yellow or even a vintage pre-owned Chanel Classic Double Flap bag in black.

FendiShopping 2Jours Petite Tote
RRP: MYR 6300.00
RSP: MYR 5188.00
(as low as MYR 4095.00)
Indulge in understated luxury that speaks volumes of flair and poise, such as the Fendi 2Jours.
Exterior
– Calfskin leather body
– Silver tone hardware
– Double top handles, adjustable shoulder strap
– Snap tab closure
– Detachable designer hang tag
– 4 protective metal feet
– Designer lettering
Interior
– Fabric lining
– 1 zipper compartment
– Debossed designer label
Color: Yellow
Trend piece are ideal for edgy women. For example the minimalist M2Malletier La Collectionneuse’s clean lines and unique metal handle identifies its wearer as an individualist. The Céline Nano Luggage is a new classic that has been seen on the arms of the most glamourous women in the world – the charming ‘face’ on the bag shows off your quirky side. The Givenchy Medium Antigona is structured yet sturdy in a rounded shape that will draw the eye of onlookers.

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RRP: MYR 7400.00
RSP: MYR 6998.00
Look your most professional in your corporate getup and top off that look with this chic and sturdy Givenchy number.
Exterior
– Goatskin leather body
– Silver tone hardware
– Double top handles, single shoulder strap
– Zip top closure
– Raised designer lettering
Interior
– Fabric lining
– 1 zipper pocket,  2 slip pockets
– Debossed designer label

Color: Yellow
Wallets
The details differentiate the lady from the masses. Reebonz’ picks for being perfectly put together include the Miu Miu Matelassé Wallet On Chain that can double as a petite shoulder bag, the Prada Saffiano Metal Long Flap Wallet and the Gucci Bamboo Tassel Zip Around Wallet. Give and receive duit raya with panache!
Shoes
Shoes maketh the woman, and luxury shoes maketh her even more awesome. For Raya open houses where you will be the host and on your feet the entire day, the Salvatore Ferragamo Vara 1 Pumps combine class and comfort. The Christian Louboutin Pivichic 100 with killer heels combine comfort and style, and elongate your silhouette for edgy elegance as you make an entrance, or be the belle of any ball when you put on the Jimmy Choo Lang Sandals in gold. The world will be at your feet.

Jimmy Choo Lang Sandals
RRP: MYR 3453.00
RSP: MYR 3073.00
(as low as MYR 1698.00)
The perfect evening sandal carrying you through this season’s black tie events, one step at a time.
Features
Details: Mirror leather heeled sandal, adjustable ankle strap, leather insole with signature designer logo label, leather soles.
*Euro Sizing
Color: Nude
  
“Reebonz is modelled around the concept of ‘accessible luxury’, bringing to its members a well-curated collection of new and pre-owned luxuries from the best designer brands in the world, authenticity guaranteed with on-time delivery and tracking that gives a new dimension to luxury shopping online. Especially during festive seasons when you want to stand out in how you present yourself, yet are strapped for time to shop, Reebonz is your best destination for luxury,” shared Mr. Tang Siew Wai, Country General Manager of Reebonz Malaysia.
About Reebonz
Reebonz (pronounced as ‘ribbons’) is Asia’s most trusted online brand, and a preferred shopping destination for buying and selling the widest variety of luxury products. Founded in March 2009, Reebonz has rapidly established itself as the one of the most promising and respected e-commerce business in Asia due to the business in taking great pride in its reputation for high quality products, great value and excellent services. It is headquartered in Singapore and has established offices in many parts of Asia including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea.
For more information, log on to http://www.reebonz.com.my

Repetto Paris Perfume

Pretty things often come in pretty packages…
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When I received this Repetto perfume and body lotion gift set from my sweet sister-in-law, I got excited to unbox it. Who wouldn’t enjoy receiving such a pretty gift?
This is the first Repetto product I’ve had. This French fashion brand is popular for its adorable shoes, and look, Repetto even has collaboration with Disney for a Cinderella collection!

Look at that adorable Cinderella-themed shoes!
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Anyway, I’ve unboxed this beautiful gift and I’m currently enjoying the Repetto Paris Eau de Toilette. I personally prefer floral scents and this one has floral top and middle notes. I’m not a big fan of woodnotes, somehow this seems a bit musky to me but it still smells nice.
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Compared to my Valentina by Valentino perfume, I prefer Valentina but I’ve almost finished it so it’s time to try a new scent. I am also using Burberry Body Tender now and I love it!

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This Repetto EDT comes in a tinted bottle, decorated with a satin ribbon bearing an ‘r’ charm.

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The gift set comes with a satin body lotion, which is also scented with the same notes of the fragrance. Oh, isn’t the ballerina theme so feminine and stylishly sweet?

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The bottle design according to Repetto (via www.repetto.com)
“It is a timeless bottle in movement, as an arabesque a night of ballet. The subtly tinted glass bottle bears an identical ribbon that is used on the famous Carlotta ballerina. The satin ribbon branded with the little charm wraps delicately like a ballet shoe around the ankle. A play of curves, volumes and unbridled forms gives the glass a unique suppleness.”
The fragrance
A satin rose that the trail twirls to wrap you like an infinite satin ribbon. A graceful and carnal fragrance.
Top Notes – Pear & Cherry Blossom
Middle Notes – Rose & Orange Blossom
Base Notes – Vanilla & Amber Wood

What I think about that Watsons Video Ad

I’ve read mixed reactions on this recent advert by Watsons. What do I think?

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I’ve been so busy these past few weeks and I barely have time nowadays to blog (I’m way behind my lineup of articles, gasp!). Well, work and family come first.
But today, I noticed a lot of mixed reactions regarding this Watsons video advertisement, an ad meant to announce its ‘Hottest Sale’ ever.

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It’s a simple, short video featuring a girl, with her boyfriend, shopping for things at Watsons then the girl, who looks pretty wearing makeup, says to the cashier that she doesn’t want to buy cosmetics. After which, her face turns plain, pale, colorless while her boyfriend gets shocked and panics a bit. 

The cashier insists that she will get huge discounts and places back the cosmetic items in the girl’s pile of products and the girl turns pretty again. The girl says that she still doesn’t want to buy cosmetics, removes the makeup items and she turns pale again. Her boyfriend panics a bit more. Then the cashier insists that with Watsons VIP card, she gets RM5 points. The girl’s boyfriend then grabs her wallet, takes out the VIP card and says that he wants.

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I’ve read some of the comments here and there, and it’s a bit confusing. Take note that I am not here to create any form of war against other people’s opinions. I’m just sharing thoughts and some questions.
Some people are appalled, saying that the advert means that women need makeup to be beautiful. To this I ask, isn’t this something that has already consumed the market? I mean, with all the hype and addiction of women to makeup, with all the selfies posted daily and hourly enhanced with pre-shoot makeup and post-shoot filters, with all the beauty bloggers including me who are blogging about makeup, with all the magazines in the world advertising cosmetics, are we saying that using makeup to be beautiful is a damnable statement and those who promote it should be condemned? I guess there are so many makeup brands that we have to condemn if that’s the case.

How many of us would actually go out, meet friends, go to work, go out on a date or important event, without, take note, withouta dab of makeup? Would anyone of us actually dare to spend a month, a week or even a day of meeting people outside the house without even a pat of face powder, lipstick or lipgloss, eyeliner, eye shadow, mascara or blush? None of any of these? Nothing at all? Just wash your face and out you go? Hmmm, sounds pretty impossible to me.
Some get angry, saying that their boyfriends would never react like that. Well, to this, I’d say that the ad did some exaggeration but it could happen in real life. Come on, let’s be realistic here. Nowadays, you see teens and ladies in the mall trying to look like Korean actresses with all the possible makeup, large or colored contact lens, fake eyelashes and more. Of course, with all the enhancements, some ladies would now look entirely different than how they normally would. 

So if a boyfriend has never seen a girl without the extreme add-ons, add-ons that she did to herself, and then suddenly he sees her for the first time without them, can we blame him if he looks at her differently? If he continues to love her or even more, then all is good. But if not, then it simply meant that his love was superficial. However, in the ad, the portrayal was not like this. In fact, the boyfriend in the ad was supportive of the girl. He didn’t scream or ran when he saw her without makeup. But let’s remember something here. If we have trained our boyfriends or partners to see us in our enhanced looks, then we have created that picture in their heads. It is not their fault that they expect you to look like a queen when you’ve always shown them that you look like a queen.
Some find it funny. Personally, this ad reminded me of an episode in Ally McBeal where Ling Woo (played by Lucy Liu) was not wearing makeup and when her boyfriend Richard Fish (played by Greg Germann) saw her for the first time without makeup, he screamed in fear. Or that episode in That 70’s show when Michael (Ashton Kutcher) sees Jackie (Mila Kunis) without makeup. His scream was epic. Check it out in this video. Super funny.

  

So if I were the brand director, would I approve this ad or conceptualize the ad this way? Yes and no. Yes, it is good to have a funny approach. This is probably one of the funniest sale ads I’ve seen. We normally see sale ads done in the repeated boring ways and this one gets a plus for extra effort. But no, I agree with some who say that there could have been a more tasteful way of announcing the SALE event or highlighting on makeup products.
But overall, do I find it offensive? Should it be a reason for me to jump and condemn the brand? 
No. And honestly, I just find the ad hilarious.

New Neutrogena Deep Clean Brightening and Hydrating Cleansers

Love the deep clean feel of Neutrogena cleansers? You’re going to love them even more.

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I’ve mentioned so many times in my articles that cleansing is a vital step in taking care of our skin. In fact, I personally use several cleansing products at the moment to make sure that I cleanse my skin properly. I have makeup removers, makeup cleansing lotions, foaming cleanser and face scrub.
I love Neutrogena cleansers and am happy to talk about 2 new additions to the Deep Clean family: Brightening Foaming Cleanser and Hydrating Foaming Cleanser. Now we have 2 new products to use for healthy radiant and clean skin! Honestly, I just love that deeply cleansed feel after washing the face with Neutrogena products.

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NEW Deep Clean Brightening Foaming Cleanser
Effective Deep Cleaning Facial Cleanser with 2x brightening power for cleaner, fairer and more radiant skin with every wash
This cleanser comes with 2X brightening power! With the kind of climate that we have here and our daily exposure to the heat of the sun, it is not surprising that a lot of us experience uneven darkening or spots on the face. Aside from sunblock, moisturizer and serum, the facial wash you use should also contain brightening ingredients if you want to have brighter and radiant skin.
The formula of Neutrogena Deep Clean Brightening Foaming Cleanser contains mulberry extract and clinically proven whitening vitamin complex that boosts skin fairness with every wash.
What makes this cleanser good:
  • Clinically proven formula removes dirt and skin-dulling residue of makeup, sunblock and BB creams
  • Whitening complex contains Ascorbyl Glucoside, which inhibits the enzyme tyrosinase responsible for melanin production
  • It also contains Mulberry extract with Ascorbic Acid and Niacin, known to brighten the skin
  • Formulated with Neutrogena’s Unique Deep Clean trademark, which is dermatologically-tested to cleanse deep down into pores to remove dirt, oil, makeup and dead surface skin cells
  • Makes skin look fresher, healthier, fairer and luminous
  • Does not leave a drying or tightening feel on the face after use
  • Love the scent of this cleanser on my face!
  • Easy to rinse
  • Affordable


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The cleanser is packed in a soft press tube with a flip top cap. Like most other Neutrogena cleansers, this also comes with a sealed dispenser. The cleanser product itself is a pink opaque cream with a lovely scent that’s easy to fall for.
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Simply dispense a pea-size amount of the cleanser and blend with water, and the cleanser will lather into rich creamy foam. It’s very easy to rinse and definitely leaves that deep clean feel.
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NEW Deep Clean Hydrating Foaming Cleanser
Effective deep cleansing and retains moisture for cleaner, softer skin with every wash
This cleanser comes with 2X hydrating power! Ideal for people like me who experience drying of the skin, mainly due to long hours of working in air-conditioned places. I guess a lot of us will experience this once in a while. Nevertheless, we should use facial cleansers that are formulated to provide added hydration to our skin. Dehydration leads to premature aging of the skin…like wrinkles! So while it is important to have deeply cleansed skin especially after work, we have to make sure that our cleansers don’t strip necessary moisture from our skin.
The Hydrating Foaming Cleanser is enriched with Water Mineral Complex that instantly hydrates skin with 2X moisture boost.
What makes this cleanser good:
  • Water Mineral Complex consists of copper gluconate, magnesium aspartate, zinc gluconate and water, all working to improve skin hydration
  • Makes skin cleaner and yet softer
  • Formulated with Neutrogena’s Unique Deep Clean trademark, which is dermatologically-tested to cleanse deep down into pores to remove dirt, oil, makeup and dead surface skin cells
  • Does not leave a drying or tightening feel on the face after use
  • Easy to rinse
  • Affordable


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Like the Deep Clean Brightening Foaming Cleanser, the Hydration Foaming Cleanser also comes in a soft press tube with flip top cap and sealed dispenser. The cleanser product is in a fresh green color.

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I am using both cleansers daily; hydrating for morning use because I’ll be going to work and working in cold conditions, then brightening for evening to brighten and cleanse my skin from full makeup, sunblock and creams. Happy with these cleansers!
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Neutrogena cleansers are available in Watsons, Guardian, Caring, supermarkets and other pharmacies.