Monday, May 17, 2010


Is it more sensible to: pay an extra amount for the name of the joaillerie (note, not bijoux) OR pay the same amount to get more out of the jewellery, in this case, gold?

I was browsing for la bague, oui, la bague. I then stumbled upon Cartier (well, I wanted to go in to have a look at their love collection tbh), I love the weight of the rose gold ring! Of course, the one without diamond. I had had a look at other jewellers but they all felt very flimsy and the finishes are all very poor. The band has the thickness of less than 2mm, can you believe it?!

Isn't it lovely? It is designed as a unisex ring, so both parties are able to wear it. I know nowadays it is fashionable to wear white gold/platinum (according to my mum) but I still think for my very warm skin tone it is better to wear gold, despite the fact that most people think it is tacky. Platinum/white gold is just way too harsh but it might look better on paler European skin?

Another item that I am absolutely in love with (which is not available in Mikimoto, Pavilion KL)...

Yes I am a sucker for pearls! It is organic, it doesn't have the stain of blood all over it, why not? I still have no idea why diamonds are girls' best friends!

Shame it doesn't come in gold (it is in a white gold band though)...I think the purple/pink stone would go very well with a gold band.

Damn I so want to wear it and show it off in front of la "bit-ach" to take the piss and to shut her mouth up!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Sales, sales, sales...

I must admit that when I saw this news, I almost shouted. Damn, it's L'Oreal sales. And it is one day only. From what I saw (from some blogger's report of last year event, the number of people attending/queuing in the venue just put me off. Seriously, it LOOKS much worse than THE Harrods' sales (at least most people who were queuing from what I saw were queuing for the designers' bags, and the fragrances as well...)

I love Shu Uemura, I have almost every brushes they have on the shelves, I have one of the best customer-makeup artist relationship with Shu in Harvey Nichols. I recognise their faces and I know who is the good one and who is in power. I was even given the LE train case (Shu by Mika holiday 2008 Christmas collection) as a Christmas present. So what else can I ask for?

Giorgio Armani. I knew the GA manager well (in Selfridges) and I was given a lot of insider tips from here. It was still in the early age since Armani cosmetics was founded and I was really into it around 2007. Then I fell out of love with it. One note, I found the price in Paris (even after the horrible exchange rate between € and £) was much cheaper.

Kiehls...this is one thing I am looking to venture in but I don't think at this time with the limited resources I have, I am able to do that.

L'Oreal group has recently acquired YSL Beaute. However, I don't think YSL will be offered in the sales tomorrow.

Lancome...I can live without it.

Plus, I have asked Monsieur A to bring me a list of something (mostly from Chanel and Dior) I don't think it is justifiable for me to go on another spree.

The guilt of letting the sales slip away between my fingers is just eating me away! *Argh!*