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Monthly Subscription Boxes : Violet Box, Her Fashion Box & Wantable

beauty monthly boxes, fashion monthly boxes

In the latter half of 2011, beauty boxes had just arrived in Australia and I subscribed to a couple for a few months for beauty blogging purposes but I wasn’t overly impressed and felt my money was better spent elsewhere (I am a hard one to please).

Then in 2012, I received a few beauty boxes for review and I was probably more impressed with the packaging and the cardboard boxes itself than the actual contents *oops* – but I did feel it was an improvement to 2011.

Enter 2013 and now there are monthly surprise subscription boxes for EVERYTHING – food, drink, underwear, sex toys…!!  But don’t worry, for the interests of this blog, I am referring to fashion and /or beauty boxes…

Recently, I received a few monthly boxes from different companies and I’ve decided to gather all my thoughts and package it all into one blog post 🙂

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Fab Five Friday #3 – Rimmel London, Violet Box, Elegant Touch, Avon & Glasshouse Fragrances

rimmel london apocalips lip lacquer, little mix by elegant touch nail wraps and press-on nails, avon ideal flawless invisible coverage liquid foundation, glasshouse fragrances montego bay coconut and lime triple scented candle, violet box australia

Friday (albeit Friday the 13th!) has finally landed and you should see my big Cheshire cat smile 😀  Tomorrow is the first Saturday in 4 weeks that I have not been rostered on to work so I can have a normal weekend off like everyone else – YAY!!  Work talk aside, here’s to a brand new Fab Five Friday post featuring Rimmel London, Violet Box, Elegant Touch, Avon and Glasshouse Fragrances…

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Currently…

Mary Kay Botanical Effects for Dry / Sensitive Skin Physician's Formula pencil eyeliner

Currently loving on my face : Mary Kay’s Botanical Effects Skin Care Range for Dry Skin.
Currently loving on my neck :  Dior Addict Eau Sensuelle + chunky metal necklace from Diva = sexy combo!
Currently loving on my eyes : Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio for Blue Eyes – in short, I love the black eyeliner!
Currently dreaming about :  Hahndorf’s Dark Chocolate Mocha
Currently working on :  A secret project…let’s call it Project X…which is consuming all my time, body and soul (ok, not quite)…if I can successfully pull it off, there will be big smiles all around, I hope!  😉

I will be reviewing the beauty products mentioned shortly and I will be indulging in that deliciously rich mocha hopefully soon too!  And the reason why I mentioned Project X…it’s because I won’t be able to blog as much on this beauty blog for a few weeks.  Apologising in advance for the filler posts 😛  I am, however, doing #30daysofsharing over on my newly resurrected personal blog.  Sometimes I wonder why I never have any free time…?!  Anyway, no time for procrastination, let’s get the ball rolling!

P.S.  Let me know what you think of my new blog design layout?  Is it a keeper?  Or is there too much pink?  

The Cutest Baby Teeth

One of my beautiful and talented friends, Christina, has opened an etsy store called Kookii Boutique.  She sells gorgeous handmade accessories and jewellery and models them beautifully in her store.  And these have got to be the cutest baby teeth ever!

Have a peek at her store {link} and if you buy something, let me know what you bought.

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Do you remember your baby teeth?  Did you keep them in a jar somewhere?  I chucked all mine on the roof of our house because that was the thing to do…!!

Every Piece Of Jewellery Tells A Story

On a daily basis, I wear four pieces of jewellery which comprises of three rings and a necklace – and unsurprisingly, they are all very precious to me and each have a very special story behind it.

engagement ring, diamond wedding ring

The Commitment Ring

This ring comprises of four little diamonds (altogether 0.25 carats) in a curved white gold band.  It was given to me by my now-Husband on the second day we officially became a couple.  It’s a permanent fixture worn on my middle finger on my right hand.  He bought it for me as a sign to show his commitment to me.  You see, I had been hurt in my past relationships and when I met him, I was not interested in guys at all.  I had been broken and I was sick of guys treating me like dirt.  But he assured me that he was for real; that he was The One I had been dreaming of all my life.  We met on 31st October 2009 and we officially became a couple on 27th November 2009 and 2 days later, I got this ring.

The Bunny Necklace

I always, always get compliments for this cute bunny necklace.  It is just adorable!  Because I’m Chinese, people wonder if I was born in the year of the Rabbit, but no, it’s not that at all.  I was born in the Monkey year.  Instead, it’s because the Hubby calls me “Bunny” as a nickname.  Yes, I give you permission to vomit!!  LOL.  It’s my first Christmas present from him.

The Engagement Ring

Less than 5 months of dating, he popped the question.  How could I refuse this beautiful 0.5 carat diamond bling?  He chose this himself so he done very well indeed.  After years of browsing online, I knew that I wanted a round diamond so I was very upfront about it when he hinted at what designs I liked.  How did he propose?  Read all about it here.

Of course, I know it’s not the BIGGEST and best quality diamond out there, but do I care?  No!  To tell you the truth, I was engaged before and I had the most beautiful top quality diamond at a huge 1 carat with a platinum band – the ring was stunning, but my ex-fiancé was a total jerk and didn’t know how to treat me right.  Back then, I was stupid and wanted to settle for Mr Right Now, but it’s not worth it, I tell you.  If there are any single ladies reading this and struggling with finding The One – stop looking!  He will find you!

P.S.  I still have my old engagement ring…I should sell it and buy myself a Chanel handbag or something!!  LOL!

The Wedding Ring

180 days after our initial meeting, we got married.  And all I got was this stunning diamond wedding ring which boasts 64 diamonds which encircles my finger.  I don’t understand women who don’t want to get married…  Hello?  You get to wear diamonds every day!!!  And a wedding ring stops random guys from hitting on you.  At least, that is my excuse for not attracting attention from the opposite sex these days.  Of course, it has nothing to do with the fact that I look like a frumpy housewife!

Over to you, what are the stories behind your jewellery?

Swarovski Hermine Bangle

I got some jewellery from the blue box jewellers!!!  Unfortunately, not Tiffany’s…one day, I shall MAKE Hubby buy me something from there!  LOL.  Instead, I got another Swarovski piece of bling – Swarovski Hermine Bangle

Swarovski, bangle, bling jewellery

Jewellery Description from the Swarovski website

Add an elegant touch to your look with this classic rhodium-plated hinged bangle. The clear crystal pavé lends a distinctive sparkle to your wrist on any occasion, at any time of the day.

Swarovski, hermine bangle, bling jewellery

If I was a bird, I’d be a magpie because I love all things sparkly!  Yes, Ling loves bling bling!  My wrists are quite small so I can just slip my hand into this bangle without having to use the clasp.  Don’t you think it really matches my wedding ring (refer to the 3rd photo above)?

Do you own any Swarovski jewellery?  Share share!

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