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Just painted my nails with a new shade this afternoon and am in love with the color and glitters. I first saw this polish when someone posted their NOTD on instagram and I immediately hunted this polish down to get it. Just something about the turquoise polish with the pink and white glitter that drew me in and I made the purchase for my first indie polish.
The polish was very smooth, very easy to work with, even my beginner painting skills had no problems with it. Just that you might have to fish for the bigger glitters a little. I think I might just get some more of these polishes to try out, which will not be good for my wallet.
Femme Fatale cosmetics is an Australian brand and can only be found online for us Singaporeans, so for those of you interested, you can check out:
http://beautysofly.com (where I got my polish from), http://www.shoppe-eclectic.co, http://www.harlowandco.org, etc. They all stock Femme Fatale Cosmetics polishes.
I'm finally back on the blog after being away for almost half a year! Gosh its been long. And the reason for not blogging for that long was because I decided to concentrate on my schooling, just giving it my all for the last leg of my education. (and I tend to get distracted with blogging from time to time, lalala) But all that is over now, and I've spent the last few days basking in my freedom. I've been shopping, buffet eating, went to USS for the first time ever with the boy, all that exciting stuff. And now I'm back to being in front of my computer doing what I love. Blog, I've missed you!
Amongst all my mugging, I still managed to keep my interest in beauty products aka shopping. I figured that since I was just gonna be home all day, it was a very good opportunity to try new skincare products. Because if I broke out from the new products, who's gonna see anyway. Funny the way my mind works. So i almost totally revamped my whole entire skincare routine, from cleanser to toner to serum, and I absolutely love my new skincare routine. I haven't got completely clear skin that I feel like I don't have to wear makeup at all yet, but its definitely helping me get my way there.
One of the main important skincare item that I'm in love with now, is the Lancome Super Serums. For the few weeks that I was having my papers, I religiously used the samples that I got every night and my skin was always glowing every morning, no matter how much stress I was in and how I always break out whenever I'm stressed. (I'm surprised myself that my 7 day sample lasted me weeks) So immediately after my exams ended, I hightailed my way down to Robinsons @ Centerpoint and bought myself, this Super Serum set. Robinsons was having a 10% off all beauty products, and together with rebates, I think I only paid about $200~ for this set. Plus they were giving away this 9 piece freebie set if you spent more than $200.
All these goodies for only $200+! Original price for the set alone is $238.
The set came with 30ml versions of Lancome's Visionnaire and their new Advanced Genifique, plus a Genifique mask and sample sizes of their Genifique Yeux Light Pearl for eyes and UV Expert.
I really liked both the Visionnaire and Genifique individually but I feel that they really work much better when used together. Thats why I got this set. If they didn't have the set, I would really just have gotten Visionnaire only as out of the 2, Visionnaire works much better for my skin.
I should be posting up my whole new skincare routine soon, so keep a look out for that! Am also contemplating a move to a new domain and also maybe making some youtube videos, what do you guys think?
Anyway, excited to be back and blogging! And thank you to everyone who is still following my blog after it being empty for so long! I couldn't thank you guys enough, lots of love!
On the day of Covelli's High Tea session, before we made it down, Michelle and I went shopping! There were too many sales going on around Orchard and we couldn't resist.
First stop was Anna Sui. At that time, Anna Sui counter at Isetan Scotts were having a private sale where most of their products were going at really good prices. Ahh, and I bought an eyeshadow. *covers head in shame* I know that I don't NEED another eyeshadow. But with that price! And that color!
The eyeshadow was 50% off, so I only paid $17.50 for it. Plus, they had an offer if we spend above a certain amount, we'll get a lipstick and a nail polish. So I got a free lipstick!
Anna Sui Eye Color in 101
The eyeshadow has this mother of pearl like packaging, really pretty!
Lip Rouge G in 602. It looks like a really bright orange, but actually applies really sheer. Feels kind of like a tinted lip balm.
One thing I like the most about Anna Sui products are the packaging! Isn't that pretty!
Next, I popped by LUSH to quickly pick up their Jumping Juniper Solid Shampoo. I was researching online which shampoos were best for oily scalp and this was on the top of the list at one website I saw, with really good reviews from everyone. So I was really excited to try it as I seemed to have really funny scalp problems these few days. Some days my scalp would be really oily (like when I was researching for oily scalp), then some days it would feel really dry... Sighs.
After using it once, I'm really impressed with how it works. I thought it would be like crumbly, and break up when it touches water. But it really works like a bar of soap. It lathers up really well, just one lather was enough for my whole head.
Though I like how the solid shampoo feels, Jumping Juniper was a little too strong for my scalp. Maybe because my scalp was really that oily, so it really stripped my scalp of oils and made it feel a little dry.
Now I'm itching to go back to lush to pick up another one of their solid shampoos. Maybe Reincarnate, or Soft, or maybe try to see if Soak and Float works when I feel like I have dry scalp. Hehehe.
Next, I heard from my friend, Charlene (http://sunbathing-muffins.onsugar.com/), that Korres were having a 40% off sale. And I really wanted to pick up their blush in Natural, since Temptalia raved about it. I do already own one of Korres' blushes in Pink and I love it so I knew that I'll love the texture of the blush.
Korres Zea Mays Blush in 15 Natural
Its a really pretty neutral shade. Just perfect for my skin tone to give a nice radiance glow. Love it, can't wait to use it!
And lastly, while I was at Aldo with Michelle helping her pick out a pair of shoes. I ended up buying a pair as well.
I can't believe I found it in my size! I've been to almost 5 different Aldo stores and they all didn't have my size left for these wedges anymore. Because they've been around for awhile plus these were on sale. I was so happy when the lady said they still had it in 35! Last pair! These were originally $159, but were going on sale for $79.50, but I had an additional 10% off because they had an offer if you buy 2 sale items, you get an additional 10% off. So I had a really really great deal for these. And they are so pretty. I can't wait to wear them out, I don't even care if they are super high.
Michelle (http://icefrostdiary.com/) was kind enough to bring me along for this food tasting event at Covelli: Italian Bistro and Wine Bar. We were there for their Hi Tea Treats set which comes with the Chef's choice of savoury and sweet delights plus your choice of tea. And the set only costs $9.90! Isn't that a great deal?
Covelli's Wine Bar:
Just beside Covelli was ESYE, a ladies fashion boutique, also owned by the ESYE group which opened Covelli.
For High Tea, you can have your choice of tea from this menu (click for larger image):
I chose a white tea, Bai Mu Dan White Symphony, because I've never tried white tea before. Whereas black tea and green tea, I drink regularly at home. Their teapot is so cute, with the rose on the cover.
Bai Mu Dan White Symphony, tasted kinda like Chinese Tea. It was very mild and soothing, and I quite liked it.
Apart from Bai Mu Dan White Symphony, I also tried a couple other teas that they offer
Dakota Sunrise was a fruity option. A much milder fruity taste as compared to another tea they offer, Grandma's Garden. One of my favourites among those I've tried.
Dakota Sunset was one of the tea choices which my friends and I really wanted to try. Because it has CHOCOLATE in it. Like real chocolate pieces. With tea? I've never tried that before. So that was really interesting. Unfortunately, I didn't like it. Somehow when the chocolate melted in the tea, there wasn't much chocolate flavour left, but just left the tea tasting kind rich? and murky? To me, tea is supposed to be soothing and calming, so I didn;t enjoy this at all. Couldn't even finish my cup.
Grandma's Garden was Michelle's choice of tea. And when the tea was served, we could all smell the fruity berry smells coming from her pot. Smelled really really good, and according to her, the tea tasted a little sweet and most of the fruitiness are just the smells and can't be tasted in the tea.
Victorian Rose Tea was a black tea with rose petals. Simple rose tea. I might order this if I go down for high tea again. Just something about nice and simple rose tea that appeals to me.
Lord William's Promise, you can really smell the spearmint in the tea.
Their Chocolate cake's texture was more similar to a brownie, very rich, very chocolate-y.
Their peanut butter pie was one of my faves I think. Just pure peanut butter indulgence.
Wildberries Cake was a much sweeter choice. Though their cake didn't have much flavour, the cream on the top was really yummy.
This was the cake that surprised me. We all thought it was a pumpkin cake of sorts. But it was actually carrot cake with cinnamon. I'm totally not a carrot cake person, but I did enjoy eating this. Try it if you get a chance.
For the savoury, there was the Duck Bruschetta. Yum-my! The duck breast was really tender. Yumm.
And the Tomato Bruschetta with the herb pesto. I'm a huge fan of herb pestos. Yup, anything herbs I love. And this was delicious! I'm thinking of recreating it myself at home. Shall see how that goes.
Had a really lovely meal there. And on the way out, I was browsing through their menu when I saw their list of risottos!
I want to try their mushroom risotto! When I saw the magic word 'Porcini', I was suckered in. Now I just have to find the time to make it down again.
Covelli Italian Bistro & Wine Bar
181 Orchard Road, #B2-13/22,
Orchard Central, Singapore 198785
6238 6400 / 8181 8023
My outfit of the day for the event (not the best photo, but oh well. that was the only full length mirror I came across, that I remembered to take a photo haha):
Top: H&M | Jeans: Zara | Belt: Massimo Dutti | Shoes: LoveBonito | Bag: Loewe | Toes Nail Polish: Orly Glowstick