When I was a child, I loved the advent calendars you could buy and behind any little window waiting to be opened there was a chocolate waiting to be eaten.
But today I much prefer beauty product ones and Aster Spring has just launched their beauty advent calendar.
Everyday leading up to Christmas, you open up one little window and enjoy an unexpected surprise behind.
It is already available at aster spring centers. For purchases of RM 2800 and above you will receive one of these advent calendars for free. With any purchase of RM 1800.00 though you can purchase it for RM 188.00
The value of the beauty products in this gorgeous calendar is RM 1155.00
Will share with you what I get behind each window. But if you want your own, better hurry cause this is an exclusive limited edition item.
Made a trip to the Tumi store at Pavillion today to pick up my new Tumi bag ! I was so excited to get it ! And the best part is that you can also choose to have your bags personalized with initials or your name (as long as not more than five letters) onto the tag. I chose the letters to be in silver. It only takes half an hour to do it in the store. Once you choose the colour and finalize the name, they can begin. It's a beautifully made leather bag and I am already using it. I wish I could get everything from this range in the store. I really love the embossing on the bag. Adds a really nice texture to it.
As part of the launch of the latest Tumi store at Paragon Mall in Penang, I was invited by Tumi to create something new and totally different out of their signature ballistic nylon fabric.
Since it was going to be held in Penang I immediately thought of the beautiful Peranakan architecture and style I love so much so decided to design and make a children's playhouse inspired by peranakan style.
After many many MANY hours of cutting squares and little flowers, this is the final result !
The floor part of this creation is made up of 1200 squares and there are about 200 little flowers all around it.
If you are looking for long lasting, sturdy and stylish travel bags, you must visit a Tumi store. In KL there are stores at Suria KLCC and Pavillion.
I experimented a little bit this year with Halloween style make up. While on my recent cruise trip there was a Halloween party so i went as a witch. Easy look to create. A black dress. A witches hat. To create this look I put white eyeshadow all over my face, black eyeliner to line lips then added lip gloss to give a bit of a shine. Contouring on cheek bones was done with grey eyeshadow. Eyebrows thickened and darkened with black eyeshadow and eyelids darkened with grey and black eyeshadow. Very easy to do but quite striking. I like to think its a kind of an elegant witch. Hahhaahhaah ! To create a more wicked witch of the west from the wizard of oz look, can use green eyeshadow on the face. Hmmmm, I might try that look next year !
I have at least 50 scarves in my wardrobe. All kinds of colours and designs. Most of them are by Aidijuma, the most affordable, comfortable and perfect for our Malaysian weather scarves.
With cool designs too. So i have been experimenting with wearing them in different ways and youtube is always a great source of inspiration and finding different ways of doing things. I found this very nicely shot and edited video so wanted to share it with you.
The Body Shop is always coming up with fantastic new products and one of their latest is the Candy Crush range. Lipsticks in all kinds of colours and I am finding that I am becoming a little more adventurous with lipstick colours.
So I went for a little make over at their store at Fahrenheit 88 to try out the new colours.
My baby Ghibran (admittedly not so baby anymore) was fascinated by the candles on my cake
And I bought the top I am wearing from Stella McCartney website nine months ago. It's a runway piece from autumn winter 2012 collection. So happy I managed to find it on sale too. I have been waiting for a chance to wear it. So today I said .... Yes ..... Perfect.
Like all working mothers, I know what it's like to have to clean the house on weekends and even though you don't want to do it, you just have to ! Vacuuming is definitely a must do thing, especially when you have a little boy and a cat. Bits of dust and fur are not good things to have sticking to your floor or furniture. Which is why I love this Dyson DC44 so much !
Firstly, its light and cordless. So you can take it anywhere in you house and u don't have to worry about a power point. You charge it by mounting the charging point onto a wall near a power point. It has four different heads for different uses and you can also detach the long blue tube part so that you can vacuum your sofa very easily.
I vacuum my floor with this before I mop and it makes it so much cleaner because it picks up the really fine non visible particles from the floor.
There is also an add on allergen kit which helps pick up any fine fur or dust mites. You can also vacuum your mattress with this.
I have also used it to clean my car and I'm amazed at how much it can pick up.
Its definitely worth investing in a top quality household product that you will keep and use for many years. I have friends who have had Dyson vacuum cleaners for as long as they can remember !
I just saw this shirt (pic on the right) at British India today and I immediately thought it looks strikingly similar to a shirt featured in Stella Mccartney's runway show. Will be waiting for the sale now !!