Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Essence Cosmetics

Note: I'm not paid to write this. 

So I went on a shopping spree on the persuasion of a close friend who has been raving about Essence products lately. One of the top drug-store cosmetic brands in Europe. 

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I have to say, I don't recall purchasing this many things with such a budget, ever.
Usually a grand or two would only get me 4-5 pieces of clothings with some bags, 
this was exceeding 100 items.
(115 to be exact)

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Said outlet was located in Watson, Sg Wang, I made sure they had a restock before I went there to make my purchase. All because of this limited edition collection they have: Circus Circus.

Some of my girlfriends have gone and apparently it was always out of stock, I heard the limited edition changes every three months so I wiped the shelves clean. :p

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The Circus Circus fragrances was really cheap at RM35 only, and it's a really pretty present to give a girlfriend. I'm giving the other two bottles to my friends. And the nail polish were really cute (the tubes with two ends of polish).

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Got home, sat on the floor and excitedly arranged all my purchases neatly so I could snap some photos to send to my girlfriends; since they have whatsapp photos of their haul.

Lo and behold~
RM1500-ish of cosmetics.

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I'm quite crazy about their french manicure range. The guided tip sticker was a genius idea and the white tip painter was even more brilliant. Might blog about that when I have used them.

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On the same day I immediately tried the Circus Circus nail polish and was quite impressed by how good a RM13.90 bottle of nail polish looked on my nail. I had a coat of the red lacquer followed by a coat of glitter. No top or base coat required.

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It's actually quite smooth, the seemingly rough reflection surface was merely the tiny glitters coating. 


What do you think? 
Do you prefer red or french manicure? 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Thai Handicraft

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Just some neat photos of handicrafts made by local Thais. 

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Locally made coconut candy

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Strawberry Popcorn

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Would you try this? 

Spotted in Bangkok. 
The Thais are becoming increasingly creative in the last half a decade. 
I wonder what I will discover the next time I visit Thailand. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Grand Palace, Bangkok

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Playing tour guide to my family in my most familiarized foreign city.
Bangkok, city of Angels;
land of a thousand smiles,
and ladyboys.

You may have noticed I decided to change the size of my vertical images. Bigger is better.
It makes me want to take more photos in vertical. 

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It's my first time visiting the Grand Palace despite the numerous visits to the city.
:)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

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Did you know, Notre Dame de Paris is French for "Our Lady of Paris"?

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The Notre Dame is one of the most beautiful old churches (completed in 1345) I've seen in my life; and I've seen a lot of 12th century old churches, but seldom one this magnificent in its time.

At the top there are gargoyles surrounding the architecture overlooking the city of Paris, reminds me of Quasi Modo and his friends, silently gazing out at the ever advancing city below through the centuries.


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a giant chandelier in the church

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The most famous bell in all of France (possibly Europe)

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Victor Hugo

"Victor Hugo" - famous for writing/publishing The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
And also, surprise surprise, Les Misérables.

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