Month: September 2012

FACE OF AUSTRALIA Pastels Collection – Photos, Swatches & Nail Art

FOA Pastels Nail Polish Collection, Face Of Australia pastel nails swatches, pastel nails
FACE OF AUSTRALIA, possibly my favourite Australian drugstore brand, have come up with another gorgeous, limited edition nail polish collection of pretty Pastels.  { previous collections include Luxe, Molten Metallics and Barbados } Pastel shades are PERFECT to welcome in the Spring / Summer seasons in the Southern Hemisphere.  I have been dying to swatch them to show you all the 8 stunning shades so here I go.  Get your bibs out and get ready to drool!

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An Awkward Review of Lelo Smart Wand

Lelo, Smart Wand, Lelo massager

The reason for the awkwardness?  Well, you can jog your memory { here } on how I acquired the Lelo Smart Wand and laugh at me again for my naivety.  Yes, I did think it was a very odd shape for a back massager but look at the luxurious box it came in.  I didn’t think it was anything dodgy until a lot of people commented on it when I posted a picture on Instagram (which was deleted swiftly as soon as I found out!)  I was just extremely embarrassed and mortified for my lack of knowledge on such gadgets 😛  And this review is going to be slightly awkward as it will be full of un-intentional sexual innuendoes – you have been warned!

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Introducing Clearasil PerfectaWash

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Asian bride, Asian make-up, bride photos, wedding photos

Getting married was definitely one of the happiest but most stressful times of my life.  I believe it’s the same story for every bride-to-be.  Not only do we have to hunt for our dream dress, the perfect shoes and the best wedding make-up artist so that we can be a beautiful radiant bride; we also want to have flawless skin on the day of the wedding.  We need to have our skin in tip top condition because the secret to flawless make-up application starts with having great skin to provide the perfect canvas to apply make-up on.

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Food Porn Friday – Grossi Florentino

After yesterday’s rant about some person / people, I talked it through with one of my besties and I am officially over it because he/she/they are living their lives like I don’t exist so why let it bother me?  Think it was just a hormone thing.  Yes, just blame it on the good old female hormones!  Anyway, today’s Food Porn Friday is courtesy of Nad’s, an Australian hair removal beauty brand, who invited me for their newest product launch at Grossi Florentino, a swanky restaurant in Melbourne city.  All the lunch menu options sounded pretty yummy and I was torn.  My Husband always encourages me to choose more adventurous options so I did!

Grossi Florentino scallops, review

For Primi (starter), I went for SEARED SCALLOPS, HOMEMADE MUSTARDELA, PIEDMONT’S BLACK PUDDING, PUMPKIN.  This was totally an adventurous option because I have never eaten black pudding…as it looks SO unappealing.  Surprisingly, it was quite tasty – like a spicy sausage.  The seared scallops were not fully cooked through, but that’s a Western thing.  They were okay…nothing memorable.  There was something in the dish which tasted a bit rank…but I am not sure what it was…  But I gobbled down everything because I hadn’t eaten breakfast that morning.

For Secondi (mains), I went for CASTRICUM LAMB RACK, PRESSED BELLY, TARRAGON, HEIRLOOM VEGETABLES – and requested NO GOATS CURD because I am a cheese-phobic.  I was quite excited to try the lamb because the Husband had made lovely lamb rack a few days before this event.  Sadly, the lamb rack here did not measure up to my Husband’s cooking.  NOT EVEN CLOSE.  There was this huge chunk of unrendered fat – which you can clearly see in the photos.  The pressed belly was a lot tastier.  And I enjoyed the vegetables.

The meal was SUPER filling.  In fact, it was TOO rich…and my tummy was not accustomed to all that fine dining and I actually could not eat dinner that night!  Crazy!!!

Would I return to Grossi Florentino?  Only if it was another product launch 😉  Product events in proper restaurants are the ultimate experience.

However, for normal day-to-day life, it’s just too posh for a simple cheapo un-classy girl like moi!  Don’t get me wrong because the restaurant is beautifully decorated and looks very fancy.  The toilets were lovely too.  Some of the staff were very friendly, but some weren’t…and I shall say no more!  I also felt very out of place in my cheapo Target shoes when everyone else was decked out in designer gear!  But at least I know which cutlery to use unlike some people…

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Introducing YSL Touche Eclat & Le Teint Touche Eclat (plus get a free sample & win both)

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YSL Touche Eclat

Question :  Which beauty product is sold every 10 seconds?

Answer :  YSL Touche Eclat

Every make-up lover and their mother has heard of the wonders of the cult classic, YSL Touche Eclat Radiant Touch pen.  With a few clicks of the iconic gold pen and a few strokes applied around the face, YSL Touche Eclat can easily transform you from gloom to glam with its radiant touch.

 

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