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Queue to shop, anyone?

A picture from my diary showing shoppers queuing to H&M, Japan. 

I remember few years back, during my trip to Tokyo, people were queuing in the rain to get in a shop.  I cannot remember the shop's name.  But they were really patient..

When Uniqlo opened in Singapore few years back and recently when H&M starts in Singapore, long entrance queue was formed daily for a period of time.  Shoppers have to queue for hours to get in, trying and even paying.  Then when H&M's new range by guest designer, Versace was released, shoppers queue again to get a piece of the items. 

I really impress by their determination for fashion.  Usually I will just wait for a few months to step in the shops.  Like now, I have not really shop at H&m, Singapore.  Too much queuing.  Maybe if I am not a working mother, I will try queuing once to have a feel of it.  Lol.   

So will you do it?  Or have you queue before?  How's the feeling?  Any why will you do it?  Do share your experie…

MANGO Sale!!!

Mango Sale starts today!! Up to 50% off. 
However, I cannot go cos this month I have burst my budget so I must hide at home.  Hehe.  Maybe I should go and take a look without my purse.  LOL. 
Have fun shopping!  Cheers.

Sales

Today Robinson is having their private sales.  However, I just found out that Clarins no longer have 20% discount for their products.  So sad. 

Time to look for other alternatives. 


















Just nice, this week some sales for me to go!!! LOL!


Cheers

littlematchgirl @ Bugis Junction

Recently, I went shopping looking for a new dress for a wedding dinner.  Happened to go Bugis and saw a sales notice at Little Match Girl's shop: "Dress sales: Only $39.90 with minimum purchase of 2 pieces".  Having thought about it, I have not buy anything from there or been in the shop for a long time, find their products' price quite steep.  But after seeing the sales notice, why not go in and take a look! 

Surprisingly, they have a wide range of dresses and their cutting fit me well.  Without sales, each dress will cost between S$80 to S$110.  So quite worth it for the sales price.  In the end, I bought four dresses.  However, not sure whether it is still on-going.  But saw the following notice at inSing.Com. 

6 Dec 11 - 16 Dec 2011

Sale
Apparel Sale: Only $39.90! Minimum 2 pieces

So why not go down and take a look if you are looking for a new festive outfit. 

Cheers.  :)

EastPak Bag

After so many years, I finally bought my first Eastpak bag. 















Not cheap, costed me around SGD120.  And it is exactly the same as my nephew's.  Trying to "act young".  But it is a compact and durable bag.  I can use to hold lot of my son's stuff. 
Really love it.

Carrefour's promotion

FREE $25 Carrefour Gift Voucher, with minimum purchase of $200 & above in a single, same-day receipt.  Redeem it at the Customer Service Counter. Promotion period is from 11 to 13 Nov, 3 Days Only!

Limited voucher issue daily.

While stocks last. Terms and conditions apply.

Kenzo's Sale

Just saw this notice, I will be going to take a look. 















Sometimes they do have other products beside perfumes.  So if you happen to be nearby, do drop by.  Maybe you can get good deals out of it.  Have fun shopping. 
Cheers.

This week Carrefour Mega Expo Sales

Discounts of up to 80% off on items and FREE delivery service when you spend $150 and above.

POSB Everyday Cardmembers enjoy a further 5% direct discount + 5% POSB Everyday Card rebates.

So head on down to:
Singapore Expo Hall 6A
15 - 18 September 2011, 10am - 10pm
(extended hours till 11pm on Friday & Saturday).

I am still thinking whether to get my garment steamer during this sale or GainCity Expo sales on the following week.

The Body Shop Warehouse Sale 17- 20 Aug 2011

The Body Shop Warehouse Sale 17- 20 Aug 2011

Enjoy savings of up to 70% off!

DBS/POSB Cardmembers Exclusive
Receive a free gift* worth S$19.90 with S$80 nett purchase in a single receipt

Venue: Suntec Singapore Gallery West Level 3
(Next to Victoria Peak Restaurant)

Date/Time:17 Aug, 12pm to 8pm and 18 to 20 Aug, 10.30am to 8pm

Metro National Day Cardmembers' Preview

Today Metro is having 20% storewide for their cardmember again.

Actually I got many Clarins products to buy but recently I changed my Clarins account to Robinson at Raffles City and I no longer has Metro card.

Actually last weekend, Clarins at Robinson got 20% discount but I was busy so did not get the chance to go. Anyway I still got a number of Kiehl's products on hand, hope they can last till the next sales!

Happy weekend!! Cheers.

Sasa's Beauty Fair

There has been an on-going beauty fair at Great World City by Sasa but not sure when it will end.  I understand from my colleague, it started since last week. 
Anyway I love the Silk Whitia's sheet mask, will do its review shortly.  Now it costs S$1.95 per sheet, usual price is S$5.90 each.  So if you want to try them, do go and get them!  Cheers.

Nature's Farm Health, Beauty & Wellness Fair @ Ngee Ann City

Seem likes there are many good deals and discount but not too sure whether I am able to find time to go.....

My Experience at Clarins's Facial

Yesterday I went and try Clarins's facial at Wheelock Place.

Took some photos but not too sure, can or not. 

 The whole place is so clean and has a refreshing smell.  


At the beginning, the therapist will relax my body so that I am able to absorb better with the skincare.  Then she will remove my makeup and then facial.  Shoulder and hand massage are also provided.  Half way through the facial, I fell asleep.  Too smoothing.

I really enjoy the facial but do not think will sign its package as it is quite expensive.  Each treatment is about S$130.  However do not mind going again when there is promotion. 

So if you do not like or do not an extraction and want a good, relaxing facial, try Clarins. 

Cheers.

Facial Time!

Another time off day. 

Going to try out Clarins's facial as my voucher is going to expire soon. 


Even with the voucher, I find it quite expensive.  S$100 for a hour facial without extraction.  However, I feel that it is a waste if I did not give it a try. 
Hope I will have an enjoyable time.  Maybe after it, will go Bugis Street and have my shopping therapy again!!
Cheers.

My New Diary

A gift from my nephew, during his trip to China. 

A time for myself

Last last Thur took some time off to go, search for my husband's birthday gift, which I have thinking for awhile. Cannot really decide what to get for him. Finally decided on belt and found the prefect one.
Hope he will like it.

Then went Bugis street to have my own dose of shopping.




Got two tops. The white strip top costed S$5 only.
And two pairs of flats. Find wearing flats are so much easier and comfortable when I am bring my boy around. 









After all these walking, took a rest and had a cup of coffee while waiting for my husband to knock off. What an enjoyable day!!!
Cheers.

L'Occitane

I am always a fan of L'Occitane. Their products always look so tempting, well packaging and smell so wonderful but I just cannot seem to find a range that suit and work well on me and most importantly within my budget.  The last item I bought from them is this Immortelle Milk Make-up Remover and below is a review on it.

L'occitane Immortelle Milk Make-up Remover
Cost: S$33 to 36 (bought it at DFS so should be slightly cheaper than retail price but I think they may have stop this)
Texture: Watery lotion
Aroma: Floral fragrance
Colour: White

Verdict: Find it quite normal and a bit watery.  A number of times accidentally get into my eyes. It could be I am too clumsy. I do not think will buy again if the product still in the market. As it works like other normal cream or lotion makeup remover.  Currently also using Biore Hydra-Clear Makeup Remover, will review shortly.

Cheers.

Paul & Joe Promotion

I love Paul and Joe's packages, lots of flower.  However, do not think I need any makeup at the moment so will skip this. 

So if you need new makeup and old lip stick to throw, why not head down to P&J counter.

Cheers.  Have fun shopping!!

Last Weekend Spending

Last week really spend a lot.  A summary of what I spent. 
Thursday, went to Tangs as they are having 12% rebates.  Bought Kiehl’s Oil-Free Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser and Gel Cream to share and try with my husband.  Also bought Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler to try on my neck.  Not to forget, I bought a CK tie for my husband.
Friday, bought a pair of sunglasses from Charles and Keith as it is having sales.  Usual price is about S$50, now is only S$37. 
Beside sunglasses, I also get a tube of Physiogel cream for my son.  My husband and I find this cream very effective on my son’s sensitive skin.  During my son’s first few months, he has eczema on his cheek and they are quite bad.  We didn’t know what to do and things looked quite depressed.  Once doctor even prescribed mild steroid cream for him but I don’t really want to use it on him.  My husband happened to read some parents used this Physiogel cream and it is quite effective.  We decided to try on our boy and his cheeks impr…

Office use cream

What sort of hand cream or body cream do you use in the office?  Do you specially buy hand cream for usage?  Not for myself.
During Christmas, I will usually receive a number of either body or hand lotions.  I will just use them in the office.  Sometimes facial or eye cream or even serum that I do not really like, I will use them on certain part of my body especially drier area such as knee, ankle or elbow. 
I seldom apply body lotion at home as I have to carry my baby around and by night time, I am too lazy to apply them.  So I will usually bring a number of body or unused skin care lotion/cream/serum to office and use them.  Beside applying on hand, sometimes I will also apply on my legs or feet.  To keep them from dryness since during the day, I am in air con room most of the time. 
So is it OK to use in such way?

Lip balm

Vaseline has always been my choice of lip balm cos it is cheap and effective.  Usually I will apply it on its own or before my lipstick as to protect my lips.  Costs about $3.20 and it lasts a long time. However it has a limited choice of flavours. Only two flavours: blue is original and pink for cherry. 
Recently I bought one more lip balm from Burt's Bee to try. Actually wanted to try it's Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil as it has very good review on it. However it was sold out at Sephora! In the end, got the Rejuvenating Lip Balm with Acai Berry, which is still available in store.  Burt's Bee's Lip balm is really popular and more variety.  My male colleague is also using it.  He prefers it over Kiehl's, which costs more than Burt's Bee. 

Ingredients of Acai Berry Lip Balm: rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, tocopherol, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza), limonene, linalool *natural flavor **acai berry

It has a swe…

Back to write

I am back. I miss my own blog. Hope I can spare more time writing my interest - skin care, shopping, fashion etc.

Last week I am back with my sample testing again. I have not been trying out new products as I am busy taking care my newborn. My first, so very inexperience. After more than eight months, life are quite back to normal. However there will not be as much picture as last time as most of the time I am using my iPhone to blog.

Last Friday, I got hold of some samples from Raffles City's Robinson Clarins and Kiehl's. Felt Clarins is more generous with their samples. I got Shaping Facial Lift Lipo-drain Serum, Multi-Active Skin Renewal Serum, Multi-Active Day Early Wrinkle Correction Cream-Gel, Multi-Active Night Youth recovery Cream and finally, Advance Extra-Firming Neck Cream to try. Actually my intention is to get some neck cream and serum from its hydrating range.

Currently my primary concern is my neck area as more lines had developed so trying new products to re…

Ion's Baby room

When Ion first started, I always find their toilets clean and super. However, today I was disappointed with their baby room. Not that they are dirty but most of the baby room's door are spoilt and can't close. The baby room are at basement 1, 3 and 4 and level 3 and 4. The first 2 that I found at basement 3 and 1 are all under maintenance. As I need to express my milk out so I must have the door close. Finally the one at level 3 is fine but half way I was expressing a mummy keep knocking on the door!! What a day.

Wisma has baby corner in female toilet but no power point. I believe there is baby changing station at male toilet too.

Btw suddenly remember, Raffles City also have nice baby room too. But I'm not sure whether it can be use for expressing milk or not. Its about time to go and find out. cheers.

Kiehl's promotion

Currently Kiehl's stores are having storewide 20% discount till this Sunday, 13th of Feb. It is a chance not to be miss as they seldom have such promotion. Later I am going to stock up my skincare. And hope I can be Friends of Kiehl's. Can't wait. Cheers.

Sales

Still haven't buy your CNY stuff??? Time to head down to the malls.

Today Metro is having storewide 20% off again. I am going to rush down to get my skincare products from Clarins as it has direct 20% discount.

Beside Metro, Robinson is also having it's expo sales starting from today.

So enjoy all the shopping!!! Have fun. Cheers.

Baby friendly malls

Most of my posts talk about beauty, fashion, more of a single female life and thots. Since now I am married and have a baby, I will also include Some baby's stuff that I came across with it.

While out shopping etc, Most mummy like me with young baby will always need a place to change diaper Or feedIng. My husband and i will usually do our feeding at a cafe. More comfOrtable. As for diaper changing, most of the mall will at least have baby diaper changing board at the handicap toilet but I feel that it can be quite troublesome. Hence I came across two malls where they go extra miles to make shopping much easier for mummy. They are United Square and Novena Square.

They both have nursey or baby room with proper changing diaper space, hot and cold water supply and individual breastfeeding room with power supply point, just in case mummy need to use electric pump. It is at level one for United Square and level 3 for Novena Squate.

I stay too far fm these mall or else I will shop at the…

More make up lessons???

Should I join Bobbi Brown's membership by buying $150 worth of products. Of course not anyhow spend money, there are a number of makeup such as lipstick, 2 waycake, blusher, blusher brush that i will need soon! Just a matter of time to get them. Maybe the stuff that I will get will not hit $150 as certain products I can look for cheaper alternative. Such as eye brow powder. Get Bodyshop instead of Bobbi Brown's as the price different cab be more than $30. Same goes with the blusher brush. I think Bobbi Brown is 2 to 3 times more expensive than brushs from Sasa.

In a week time, i am going to attend a wedding and i can make use of it's makeover. After that I can attend their makeup lesson. Actually I went to MAC's "makeup class". But I find that it is not structure enough for me. Mostly hand-on on it's product. I also find it a bit of rush. I wonder will Bobbi Brown's makeup class also end up like this??? What do you think??? Have anyone of you attend …

New year

Hi it has been a long time since I post anything. I have been busy taking care of my newborn and now I'm back at work. Life get busier but still coping. Just lack plenty of sleep!! However when I see my baby, I guess all the hard works are worth it.

So what is my new year resolution??

To take more care for my skin!
Such as applying night skin care and doing mask at home. I know it sound ridiculous but if you are middle working class mum, who is still expressing milk for the baby. You will know how much daily time you will have left for yourself. By night, I'll be so exhausted. Consider Myself lucky as I'm still staying with my in-laws so I don't need to iron my husband's working shirts.

Going facial occasionally. Currently I'm thinking of going to gua sha facial at Geranium as now they are having promotion. $68 for 2 hours facial. Sound very relaxing but I really need some serious face extraction of white and black heads. And I think the former does not…