Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mario Badescu Summer Shine Body Lotion

An amazing product from Mario Badescu is it's Summer Shine Body Lotion. Summer because it smells really beachy and fruity, Shine because it has tiny glitter in it, now what other moisturizer do you know has sparkles in it, and all girls love sparkles! The glitter effect is really subtle and you can only see it when the light hits your skin. So its not Broadway glam, just a little ethereal shine to your look. Crazy good, gonna get more.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Easter Food

Easter weekend is about the revival of Christ. It's also the weekend of familiar foods like hot cross buns and sunday pot roast. This year, I decided to search the internet for new Easter foods and found these recipes that are easy to make and I am sure delicious.

Filo pastry cone brushed with orange food dye, then filled with mashed potato or egg salad. The perfect breakfast for this weekend. The popular deviled eggs gets dyed pastel colours.

If you have egg shape moulds, you can pour gelatine in with salad ingredients like corn, tomato, dill, ham.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rainbow Loom

I think all the kids are playing with the rainbow loom, that primarily makes friendship bands. My nieces make this for classmates and teachers.

You can also make accessories and clothes, Jimmy Kimmel wore it on his talkshow.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Vivienne Westwood Spring/Summer 2015

The new Virgin Atlantic Airlines uniforms by Vivienne Westwood, launched last year July 2014.

Vivienne Westwood is famous for her tartan printed bowling bags. Most people forget she is first a designer that makes clothes.


Vivienne Westwood Gold Label is her couture line where she lets loose her theatrical side and her clothes comes across as period drama inspired with dramatic flair.

Vivienne Westwood Red Label is her ready-to-wear line. It's more avant garde than theatrical but still manages to provide that panache to a daily look.

Vivienne Westwood MAN is her menswear line. I sure didn't know she made mens clothes. It has all these loud prints and colours, even the use of floral fabrics this season.

Vivienne Westwood even designs a seasonal wedding collection, remember Carrie Bradshaw's wedding dress in the movie?

This year the style is more scarf-like, fabric falls angular and adorned with a monochrome trim.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Yankee Candle Flea Market

Free full size items for members in this 1 day only event @ Vivocity. How amazing right? It's meant to clear damaged stock and other full size samplers sent over to Singapore. Mainly wickless jar candles. You can get a candle warmer for wickless candles to release the scent.

An up close view of the items up for grabs. I got a Sweet Pea diffuser set, celebrating 168th founder's day @ Tan Tock Seng Hospital. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy

Sometimes I get it in big pump bottles, sometimes I get it in small tubes. A wonderful good quality product from a wonderful classic British brand. The small tubes of moisturizer allow me to try all the scents, it's also great for travel, keeping on the office desk, home spa days (good for 2 full body applications). My favorite scent is Rose (soo cliche) and India Hicks Island range.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Steamed Mussels

With the availability of farmed mussels in Singapore, this mollusc has become a very affordable snack/meal food. With just $1 or $2, you can make a big pot for the whole family/party.

Wash the mussels once or twice, until the water runs clear. Drop the pile into a pot with water and add just a splash of vinaigrette salad dressing (any kind you have in the fridge), that's how I do it. If you want to get fancy, use white wine instead.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Simplicity Iron-On Appliques

Someone told me iron-on patches are meant to mend holes in clothes. Until then, I always thought iron-on patches are meant as embellishments. Either way, it's good to stock up on these and even better when Simplicity has a sale ($1 to $2). 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Paul & Joe Spring/Summer 2015

We see more retrolicious Americana clothing from Paul & Joe this season. Bonnet hats are too cute. These 2 floaty dresses are a departure from this collection's clothes, but closer to what other designers are doing this season.

The makeup collection this season is really fun with animal themes. Like a barnyard or zoo, can't decide which one it is.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Yankee Candle Spring 2015

This Spring, Yankee Candle brings back the reasons we love spring in 5 new scents. It's clear skies, ripe fruits and freshly grown grass. All members get sampler wax tarts to melt that I prefer to keep in my wardrobe. 

Blue Summer Sky - Fresh & clean scent that is really perfume-y and is what air fresheners should smell like.

Wild Sea Grass - Mild meadowy scent accented by sea breeze

Picnic in the Park - Sweet & perfume-y meadow scent

Red Raspberry - Incredibly sweet for a tart fruit, almost candy like.

Peach Cobbler - Real baked goods scents, heavy on the warm yet comforting vanilla.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Burt's Bees Honeysuckle Lip Balm

I really like and use Burt's Bees lip balms and their tinted lip balms have to be mentioned. It's pretty rare to find tinted lip balms that is used in place of lip gloss. It's hydrating, protective and coloured like BB cream, only for the lips. You can smell and taste honeysuckle on this one that is a great bonus, kinda herbal-ly and natural.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Bonchoco: Instant Hot Chocolate Drink

This is the perfect blend of Hot Chocolate, just add water and drink! I have tried other mixes that require milk, condense milk, more chocolate bars etc. It's a hassle and takes some time to get that hot chocolate drink your body craves. 

It comes in a huge 350gm tin $5.60 or in 5 sachets for $3.50. Good value for money and you cannot put a price on convenience and quality.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Crayola Meltdown Art Set

Today is Friday the 13th, #2 for the year.

It used to be a popular artsy thing people like to do with their crayola crayons, now there is an art set just for melting down crayons on canvas. I was expecting this set to be much bigger, like the life size canvas art I have seen so far. But, its actually the size of 2 hands. Just nice for kids and to hang in our smaller city rooms. $17.90 from Spotlight.

The set comes with 3 packs of crayons (2 Runny Rainbow and 1 Neon Soup). It also comes with 3 canvases (2 white, 1 black), paint pots and paintbrush if you want to paint more stuff onto your work of art.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Anna Sui Spring/Summer 2015

Anna Sui has always been Boho Chic and she does it so well. I like the clothes more than the other stuff she makes (like makeup, accessories). It's always witty and well put together even though she uses vintage fabrics. For example the plasticky fabric with a dustry rose print and lace edgings. It's always something familiar yet surprising.

This season its all about sun, moon & stars appliques on the shoes and bags.