Friday, October 24, 2008

pretty soon it'll be dangerous to eat or drink anything at all...

following the recent milk scam (melamine poisoning) from China... more scary news about what we put into our mouths.

Japan's Nissin recalls 500,000 noodles over insecticide fears

bad news for instant noodles lovers.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

juicy loves sephora

juicy couture always makes the cutest stuff - from handbags, to clothes, pouches, jewellery charms, trinkets, fragrances etc. so when they tied-up with sephora to offer limited edition "juicy loves sephora" items, you can imagine how i almost suffered a heart-attack just browsing the pages!

motives of cute cuddly terriers, royal crown, pink, gold and brown (all my favourites)... it's no wonder i fall for them time after time. well, i guess the adrenaline rush will do my heart some good.. hehe. it's a good thing they're not readily available here in singapore, saves my pocket some damage.

not counting the juicy couture-"inspired" camera case i got from bangkok earlier this year, the only item i have from this label is the travel-size EDP fragrance i got from seattle recently :) love it to bits... comes with a cute little charm too - mine's the "terrier" charm version, the one shown on features the new "cupcake" edition.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

it's a story book.. it's a box.. it's.. it's a camera?

fredflare has some of the quirkiest merchandise on their website. i like that.
you know me, those cool-looking, sometimes not-very-useful but prettily packaged stuff :P

now, check out this super-cool camera. it looks like a story book or some toy box.. but flip it open, it's actually a real camera in disguise! how interesting!
i even like the pastel green colour, deers and bunnies prints on it :)
not exactly expensive at USD55 but i don't think i'd be running to get it (unless i see it in person at a retail store and just have the sudden urge to spend). certainly fun and a definite conversation-piece, just not very practical. works with 110 film.

while you're on the site, don't miss this ikimono mini keychain 110 camera (USD22) too *lol*..

the japanese are just so creative and the king of kawaii-ness! very cute!

other very original "camera" items on

oh wow! fantastic deal - too faced collection!

soooo wish this collection was already available when i was in seattle last month... i would have snapped this up in a heartbeat! what a FANTASTIC deal.. 8 x too faced quickie chronicles minis for less than USD60??!! WOW.
(edited to add: price on further reduced to USD30 - OMG! but it's out of stock now)

not to mention, i have always loved too faced quickie chronicles palettes (original size or minis)... they're soooo adorable and retro. plus, the fact that the palettes come with pre-matched eyeshadows and cheek colour, it's a no-brainer compact makeup on-the-go.

i really really love this collection! what's more, at this incredible price, these mini palettes would make perfect stocking stuffers for christmas.. ooh.. *sigh* what a pity.

limited edition sephora-exclusive offer, in celebration of its 10th year anniversary.
see more coveted deals here.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

fit for a princess ;)

one advantage of having your own single-girl's bedroom, is not having to worry or justify to your significant other why you chose a certain bed linen or having to fight over it ;)

i know some friends may frown or feel faint at the sight of this.. hehehe.. but i guess every girl must have dreamt of being a princess at some point in time. i don't think i'm too old for this - yet :P maybe a little childish, a little too girly.. but i like the princessy-fairytale-ness of it, and since it´s in the privacy of my own bedroom, i went ahead and got this for myself :)

at a discounted price, from aussino.

my cakes galore!

it's a cakes galore for my birthday this year :)
i've got not one, not two... but TEN cakes for my birthday today *lol* (tiny ones)

i've already had my advanced birthday celebration lunch (our tradition) with my colleagues last thursday - a joint-celebration with my boss (he's also an early-October born) - at the
penang place buffet. since we were having a buffet, we didn't get a cake as we'd be stuffed after lunch anyway. so no cake that day.

today, it was regular lunch at the foodcourt near our office... surprise came after lunch. boss and his wife bought a variety of mini cakes from canele, stuck a candle in one of them, and everyone sang me a birthday song.

it was a nice simple celebration... and everyone's happy to share the tiny cakes too (mix of tiramisu, green tea, strawberry, lemon meringue, chocolate brownie, creme brulee etc.). they were pretty and yummy, not too sweet, not too rich, just-right size. i even had some extras to bring home to my family.

then when i got home, mum had one more mini cake from bengawan solo waiting for me... hehe... sweet of her.

so that's my perfect 10.
10 mini birthday cakes for this year.

there goes my waistline :P

Sunday, October 05, 2008

shop anya hindmarch at Target

london designer label - anya hindmarch - which pioneered the photo-bags trend (be-a-bag) years ago and more recently created the "i'm not a plastic bag" eco-tote craze, is now going mass market by offering a limited range of handbags to be sold at Target stores in the USA... with prices supposedly starting from £11.50!

"Anya Hindmarch has partnered with the US retailer Target to launch a limited edition low priced handbag collection (from £11.50). This collection has already received rave reviews in US press and will be on sale in Target stores from mid October. We have a sneak preview of this collection available for you to buy before it hits Target stores exclusively at from 8th – 14th October." (abstract from

catch a glimpse of the collection before the actual launch.
interesting move from the renown designer label - unbelievable prices.

harajuku lovers - solid perfume coffret

i got this solid perfume coffret set from Macy's during my recent seattle vacation.
they're so SUPER UBER DUPER CUTE!! i just couldn't resist :P not to mention they each have a great sweet girly scent too, and would just be so adorable being tote-around in your handbag/purse.

too cute. love them to bits! :D

the EDT mini sprays (full-size-dolls) are actually cuter - but pricier too (USD25 - 10ml; USD45 - 30ml). would be oh-so-lovely to collect them all!

"Harajuku (hara•joo•koo) n. 1. A style and attitude of Japanese girls from Harajuku, Tokyo. n. 2. Anything goes: outrageous, layered, and eye-catching.

Harajuku Lovers Fragrance: n. 1. A fatal attraction to cuteness.

Inspired by the electric street scene of the Harajuku shopping district in Tokyo, the Harajuku Lovers fragrance collection captures the lyrics and iconography from Gwen Stefani's albums. These unique fragrances, in their adorable doll-decanters, will appeal to anyone with a "fatal attraction to cuteness." Choose the girl that best fits your personality, but (trust us!) after meeting one, you'll have to have them all!"
(abstract from

check out the full range at
sephora or macy's.
more about gwen stefani and the world of harajuku lovers.