Crabtree & Evelyn Seasonal Spectacular

Hello hello!

It’s getting closer and closer to Christmas! I had the chance to join Crabtree & Evelyn Christmas collection launch, and today I will share with you the interesting part of the launch. So here we go!

This year, Crabtree & Evelyn Christmas collection is called Seasonal Spectacular. Apart from their signature scent, they are also carrying two new Limited Edition Scents for Christmas; Noel & Holy Berry.

Noel collection comes in a red themed packaging. The scent feels fresh as it is infused with persimmon and citrus.

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This is Holly Berry collection which comes in purple themed. As the name says, it smells like Berry – sweet and fruity.

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There are few things that caught my special attention. Firstly is this Home Fragrance Diffuser. It comes in a lovely dove packaging – a very Christmas appropriate design. It comes in both Holly Berry & Noel scent. This is retailing for SGD98/180ml.

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Another interesting piece to look out is the Musical Tin. This comes in two sizes; the bigger size musical tin carrier 12 mini hand cream tubes and comes in purple tin (SGD 83). The smaller musical tin is encased in a slimmer tube in green. The smaller tin comes with 6 pcs mini hand creams and is retailing at SGD 58.

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Vanity Case is my weakness, I know I’ve had many lotions at home but whenever I see Crabtree & Evelyn vanity case, I am still interested to get one more. One of C&E’s new fragrance is Pear & Magnolia, and this year C&E has a vanity case in this scent. This is retailing at SGD 138, comprising of body wash, body lotion, hand therapy and 100ml EDT.

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When it comes to biscuit and cookies, Crabtree & Evelyn has really nice cookies. I usually bought a few tins to put at home and to enjoy them during this festive season. This Christmas, Crabtree & Evelyn has a few sets to consider. Here’s my favorite ones

This set below is called Enchanting Delight, selling at SGD 120. This set comes with 2 200g biscuits, 1 150g tin, 2 jams, 1 20g tea, 1 50g tea and a natural fruit drop.

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This beautiful biscuit tin carries all assortments of biscuit of 7 flavours, this is retailing at SGD 75.

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Be sure to check out all these items in Crabtree & Evelyn stores. Many more exciting things awaits for Christmas shopping!

 

Bellabox November – InstaGlam

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This November, Bellabox gets more interesting with Insta-Glam box. Now let’s dig into the box and see what’s inside!

 

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Coastal Scents Revealed Palette

This mini eyeshadow quad from Coastal Scents retails for SGD 1.50 FOR 30G of product. There are 2 matte shades and 2 metallic neutral shadows. With its mini size, this can be carried anywhere and the shades is wearable for day and night looks.

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Sleek Dip It Duo Liner Mascara in 24 Karat

This is a dual ended black mascara and 24 karat liquid eyeliner for eyes. This is such a handy item. This is retailing at SGD 13.90.

 

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Cathay Doll Sweet Dream Watersplash Essence

This K beauty brand promises to whitens while injecting intense moisture into skin. It is said that this product transforms into mineral water droplets for gentle and soothing nourishment.

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Salcura Antiac Activ Liquid Spray

A handy bottle of anti acne spray for your to go spray and to have that born again skin clarity.

Theresa Beauty & Slimming

This brand offers many products but what I have here is the Orchid body serum.

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Nuxe Multi Usage Dry Oil

I believe this body oil needs no introduction as it’s very popular and many people likes this. This is made of natural ingredients – to deliver moisture into your skin. You may even use this on your hair and face.

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Intercosmo Il Magnifico

A hair spray that works as a mask too, to protect your hair with a convenience of spray.

 

What’s even more exciting? Bellabox has an ongoing Snap-and-Win contest for the month of November. Bellabox is giving away 3 limited edition Bellabox worth SGD 100 each! 

All you need to do is to snap and upload a picture of your favourite November product or products along with the infocard (There’s a cutting in the infocard! Get creative!) on IG, FB or Twitter using the hashtag #bellaboxasia and you’ll stand to win 1 of 3 limited edition bellaboxes worth $100 each! Contest ends on 14th December 2014, midnight. Don’t forget to enter!
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What to buy this Christmas? Marc Jacobs Sky-Liner Seven Piece Petite might be the answer!

Today’s post would be on one of my latest purchase which makes me so excited to share the pictures and my thoughts with all of you. This is Marc Jacobs Sky-Liner Seven Piece Petite.  I purchased this last week in Sephora ION when they start selling the holiday gift sets.

I have been loving Marc Jacobs highliner since the first time I tried it. It’s so hard for me to find my HG eyeliner as most brands always smudges on me. MJ highliners is one of the very few eyeliners I’ve tried and has never failed on me. My job requires me to work outdoor occasionally, and when this happen, I have to remember that MJ highliner has to be the one I am using that day, or else my eye make up would be ruined due to smudging eyeliner.

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So when I knew MJ is going to release this petite highliners set, I knew I have to get it. This highliners consists of 7 mini eyeliners. What I love about this mini highliners is that the packaging stays the same; the only difference is only the size. It’s great that I don’t need to sharpen this mini highliners and I can just twist it whenever I need to use it.

 

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It comes in a box where I can re-use the box whenever I want to. The box comes in a simple design – just sleek black and it’s a light weight box. It’s very prone to finger prints though, so it kinda amuse me when I wanted to take this photo I had to clean it first (well.. although it doesn’t look that perfectly clean)

Here are there shades available shades in this box (description is taken from Sephora website)

  • O(Vert): forest green
  • Brown(out) : bronze with shimmer
  • Sunset : golden bronze shimmer
  • Midnight in Paris : inky indigo blue
  • Th(ink) : deep navy
  • (Plum)age : vivid purple
  • Blacquer: black

 

Below is the swatch for these highliners

O(Vert) – Brown(out) – Sunset – Midnight in Paris – Th(ink) : deep navy – (Plum)age – Blacquer

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I would say that this set is worth getting. Each mini highliner contains 0.37g, whereas the full size contains 0.5g of product. The mini highliners contains more than half amount of product you are getting the full sized product. I can’t remember the exact price of this set, but it’s definitely not costing you three times the full size product. It’s indeed worth your every cent.

Looking at all the colors provided, I think I would use almost all shades in this set. The only color I don’t see my self wearing too often would be Sunset, but it’s no harm trying out new look with this shade. The rest of the shades looks very wearable on daily use.

**edit: This set is going on for SGD 69 and the single full sized eyeliner is going for SGD 36.

I believe this are still available in Sephora Singapore, do grab them before it’s gone!

 

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Lush Christmas Collection

I had the chance to attend the preview of Lush Christmas 2014 and take a look at their adorable Christmas bathbombs, soaps and many more. There are many products that caught my attention, especially the uniquely designed bathbombs!

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Here are some Bathbombs pictures I took on the event!

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Butterbear (SGD 7.50)

This friendly and sweet-smelling bear is packed with nourishing Cocoa butter and comforting Fair Trade Vanilla, perfect for anyone that loves a good bear hug!

 

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Dashing Santa (SGD 10.50)

His fast, fizzing golden boots will have him dashing around your bath filling it with citrus essential oils and the scent of satsumas this Christmas. Toning Mandarin, Bergamot and Orange Flower to boot will leave you feeling cheerful and uplifted.

 

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Holly Go Lightly (SGD 16.00)

When I heard the name for the first time, it immediately reminds me of Breakfast at Tiffany where Audrey Hepburn plays the role of Holly Golightly.

A generously sized pudding to wrap yourself up in a comforting Christmas blanket of Lime Oil, Patchouli Oil and Cinnamon Leaf Oil. Its festive spice fragrance is like bathing in a hot toddy, perfect for getting you in the Christmas spirit.

 

Hot Toddy (SGD 14.00 for 100gr)

Hot Toddy is a glittery shower gel comes in red color to make you feel ready for the festive season. It is a warm, almost hot, shower gel that resembles a spicy drink. The added Gold Glimmer represents the little sparks in the flames and also makes it look like a precious jewel. With Fresh Ginger Root and Cinnamon Leaf Oil to bring warmth in your heart and in your bath or shower and toning and zesty Orange and Lime Oils, this shower gel will definitely win over a lot of peoples’ hearts this Christmas time.

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Candy Mountain (SGD 9.50)

Make bath time a little sweeter with this pink peak of a bubble bar. Crumble under running water for mountains of glistening bubbles topped with a magical pink mist. The candy scent wafting through the steam includes Fair Trade Vanilla Absolute, wrapping you in a comforting embrace. If you like the fragrance of our Rock Star soap and Creamy Candy bubble bar, you’re in for a treat.

Snow Fairy (Prices start at $14.00 for 100g)

A festive favourite and cause for celebration, Snow Fairy is back with the same sweet, magical scent of soothing comforting Vanilla. This year her sparkle is suspended, thanks to Carrageenan Extract, so it distributes evenly through the product.

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Shooting Star (SGD 14.50)

Paint the swirling colours of the night sky across the surface of your  bath. Drop this in your bathwater and watch it shoot around the bath releasing magical pockets of colour before leaving a trail of quicksilver. As the spinning and swirling orb comes to a standstill, enjoy the sweet scent found in Honey I Washed The Kids soap and the calming, shimmering midnight blue water.

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The Christmas Penguins (SGD 11.00)

Pick up The Christmas Penguin for a mood-boosting bubble bath that will set you up for the festivities. The beautiful blend of Orange Flower Absolute and Sicilian Mandarin and Lemon Oils revive and refresh. Crumble under running water to create bubbly glaciers and snow drifts. This bubble bar was inspired by the smallest penguins in the world, which are blue and from Philip Island in Australia.

 

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Star Light Star Bright (SGD 12.00)

Softening Cocoa and Shea Butter moisturise the skin while Extra Virgin Coconut Oil deeply hydrates. Refreshing Ginger and zesty Lime Oil inspire positivity and will give you an extra spark during dreary winter months. Crush this under running water and marvel as the star slowly melts, leaving a silvery PET free Lustre spread across the water in a magic trail of star light through turquoise coloured water.

 

Lastly, there’s this Snowman Fun (SGD 18.00). I tried making snowman during the events with this snowman pack and it was really fun! This Snowman Fun can be used for soap and other bathing needs. It feels like clay and you can make anything that you can imagine, it’s a fun pack to be shared with your friends! :)

For those who were captivated by the Disney film Frozen – ‘Do you want to build a snowman?’- well now you can, complete with scarves and hats! The black coloured FUN is made from carbon black coal, to give your snowman real coal eyes! Scented with the Carrot Soap fragrance we had in our Easter range making you feel seasonal all round, the bar also contains Sicilian Lemon oil and Bergamot Oil giving your bath a fresh and invigorating feel.

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It was a pleasure to attend Lush Christmas Preview event with great friends and lots of good smelling stuffs. Check these collections out in Lush Store Singapore islandwide, it’s available now :)!

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Kiehl’s Vetiver & Black Tea Fragrance Collection

Kiehl’s presents a new range of scent of their aromatic blends. This time, it’s a unique blend of Vetiver and Black Tea.

The new fragrance, Vetiver & Black Tea, gives patrons an invigorating woody fragrance selection that captures the earthy, sweet aroma of Vetiver and the soothing, citrus-like aroma of Black Tea.

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As a tea lover, I like the non intimidating smell of this scent. I can smell the black tea in this product – it gives a relaxing aroma to my mind whenever I apply it.

Some of you might not be familiar with Vetiver; Vetiver is originally grown and harvested in Haiti. Vetiver is also a vital plant for supporting soil retention and irrigation control. This oil gives a woody scent with sweet-sour accents and a woody-balsamic undertone. Whereas for black tea, I am sure many of you are familiar with black tea and might be drinking it almost everyday. Ceylon black tea is harvested in the high mountains of Sri Lanka and it’s dried and fermented afterwards. With this method, we’ll get the soothing and citrusy fragrance of black tea.

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This range comes with Softening Body Cleanser and Softening Body Lotion, The body cleanser is sulfate free and the body lotion is silicone free.

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To complete the range, Vetiver & Black tea range also offers Eau de Toilette.

 

Aromatic Blends Vetiver & Black Tea Aromatic Mist EDT 30ml retails for $45

Aromatic Blends Vetiver & Black Tea Body Cleanser 250ml retails for $33

Aromatic Blends Vetiver & Black Tea Body Lotion 250ml retails for $43

I personally love this range especially the shower gel, It has a unique smell that only this range can offer. It gives a relaxing aroma without being too intimidating. Try to visit Kiehl’s store and give this range a try!

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