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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Alexander McQueen Studded Faithful bag

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On sales!  Now 999 GBP; I die, enough said.

Crazy Moments 2009

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1 ) Resigned from my could-be-better-paid job; it feels good to tell your boss to fuck off, once in a while.

2 ) Bought a Chanel, a Jimmy Choo, and a Prada bag, all within 2 weeks. At least the Prada bag was on sales.

3 ) Joined the never-ending Q for a 5 minutes shopping in the dedicated Jimmy Choo section in H&M Regent Street. Pink plastic clutch, anyone?

4 ) Tried leggings on, and loved it. Velvet, jersey leggings are so comfortable. Should have got the leather one!

5 ) Enrolled in post graduate distance learning programme, and used my student ID for discount, from apple.com to Topshop. Education sure pays off.

6 ) Flaunting my zebra print jacket; very ” Ab-Fab ” moment. Thank God no one called me Patsy!

7 ) Wearing Chanel Hysteria lipstick, to a Chinese restaurant for Sunday breakfast. Black sesame paste anyone?

8 ) Took the midnight coach, waited in the airport in the early hours, for several hours, all for the sake of cheap flight Air Asia.

9 ) Working on Christmas, Boxing day, Hogmanay & New Year. I love my job.

10 ) Booked 3 vacations in January/February 2010. I need a holiday holidays.

Art work by Mad Magazine

Elemis Pro-collagen Oxygenating Night cream

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The peak detoxifying times for the body are between 10 pm to 2 am, that’s why skin’s regeneration process is at its optimum during the hours of sleep.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream is designed to replenish oxygen lost during the day as a direct result of damaging environmental aggressors. Formulated with a powerful combination of concentrated actives including Padina Pavonica and Anti-Ageing Hexapeptide, this moisture-rich cream gel claims to stimulate collagen synthesis, increase oxygen levels by up to 41%* and yet provides anti-oxidant protection.

This lovely textured night cream focuses on boosting oxygen in the skin, which then triggers the cells to detoxify and regenerate. Oxygen is essential to keep the cellular activity functioning well. This ensures healthy, younger looking skin and minimises free radical damage. An oxygenating product should not just providing oxygen molecules to the skin as this can actually promote free radical development. It ought to be able to improve skin respiration.

Elemis has created a combination of extracts from marine algae, which not only promotes the utilization of oxygen, but brings benefits of various minerals and vitamins needed for healthy functioning skin. These algae also ensure hydration to the tissues and provide calcium for collagen regeneration and cellular communication.

The jojoba, shea butter, sesame, avocado and wheat germ extracts offer the EFA (essential fatty acid) benefits to ensure cell membrane integrity and free radical defense, as well as incredible emolliency.

This cream also contains some of those incredible peptides that facilitate collagen and elastin regeneration. Give your skin a month (time for cellular turnover), and it will show you a revitalized, healthier, younger looking skin.

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Isononyl Isononanoate, Lauryl Laurate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba), Oryza Sativa Hull Powder (Rice), Laminaria Digitata Extract, Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado), Sesamum Indicum Oil Unsaponifiables (Sesame), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil Unsaponifiables (Wheat), Persea Gratissima Oil Unsaponifiables (Avocado), Padina Pavonica Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Acacia Decurrens Absolute, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Hexapeptide 9, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance (Parfum), Methylparaben, O Cymen 5 OL, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Ethylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Polyparaben, Hydroxyisohexyl 3 Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenol Methylpropional, Linalool, Tocopherol, Citronellol, Malic Acid

This night cream has a buttery texture and offers exceptional cushioning to the skin. Despite the creamier formulation, it’s rather well absorbed and non occlusive.

I didn’t have any breakout while i was using it nightly for 2 weeks ( I was basically slapping on this cream rather heavily, as I have few of this thanks to the festival gift set ).

My skin feels firmer & smoother with this cream. I find this more subtly scented than Pro-collagen marine cream.

Elemis skincare

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I am busy bargain hunting during this sales season, and would love to try some products from this British beauty house / spa.

Absolute Eye Serum – dynamic, concentrated treatment that helps minimise the ravages of time and dark circles around the eye area. Herbal actives of Rosewood, Osmanthus, soothing Comfrey, Lavender and Chamomile gently preserve and refine eye contours. GBP 26

Bright Eyes Recovery Gel – instant relief from eye strain! Aromatic water of Blue Cornflower is blended with cooling extract of German Chamomile and Mallow, to help revive tired eyes. Horsetail gently tones and supports the puffy, delicate skin around the eye contour. GBP36

Pro-collagen Eye Renewal –  In just 28 days the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the delicate eye area is visibly smoothed by up to 60%,* with 67% of volunteers experiencing a significant restructuring effect. GBP 57

Visible Brilliance – new double-action serum that actively brightens & re-energises dull, fatigued and stressed skin.  Multi-minerals Copper, Zinc and Magnesium, combined with Red Seaweed, Swiss Garden Cress, Blonde Pea Protein, Dew Bean and a complex of Vitamins, offer instant luminosity and exceptional brightening. GBP 40

Herbal Lavender Repair Mask – powerful regenerating mask contains antiseptic Rosemary, Thyme and Lavender Essential Oils, which synergistically rebalance and purify the skin. GBP 26

Fruit Active Rejuvenating Mask – packed with active extracts of mouth-watering Strawberry and Kiwi fruit,  restores the glow to dulled complexions. GBP 26

About Elemis:

Elemis is available in over 1200 luxurious spas and salons, 130 lavish cruise ship spas, British Airways Elemis travel spas and over 100 retail stores around the globe.

The successful combination of natural active ingredients with cutting-edge technology has enabled Elemis to bring to market some of the most influential anti-ageing products and professional spa-therapies the beauty industry has ever seen.

My Bag Obsessions

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I can’t help myself , I just need to have another bag, & another please; especially when they are on sales !

Jimmy Choo Odette ponyskin bag

Halston Allen satchel

Alexander Wang Max leather bag

I am such a bag hag and so gonna end up as a bag lady.

New Year Wish List ( 2 )

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Adorable merchandises that I found while internet shopping ……

Erdem floral silk scarf

Lanvin porcelain doll

Lanvin canvas tote

Elemis Pro-collagen Marine cream

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Margo Stilley loves this cream !

This revolutionary Anti-Ageing cream uses the Marine extract Padina Pavonica to transform the complexion in just over 2 weeks*. Trials proved that the appearance in wrinkle depth was reduced by up to 78% and that hydration was increased by up to 45%.

Skin firmness and elasticity are dramatically increased, whilst providing superior free radical protection.

This cream is formulated to make skin smoother, plumper and more youthful after just 15 days use, giving “an increased lifting effect through increased collagen support”.

This light cream also contains marine extracts, such as algae padina pavonica which prompts skin cell renewal; porphyridum seaweed, which helps to eliminate cell degeneration and chlorella seaweed to fight wrinkles. Gingko biloba liposomes, a vegetable-based molecule enables deep penetration of moisture into the skin.

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glycerin, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil (Wheat), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba), Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Padina Pavonica Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Extract (Carrot), Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Acacia Decurrens Absolute, Rosa Damascena Flower Absolute, Lecithin, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Polyacrylamide, Xanthan Gum, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Laureth 7, Disodium EDTA, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Hydroxyisohexyl 3 Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Citronellol

Elemis Pro-collagen Marine cream is a superb moisturiser that leaves my skin feeling nourished and pampered.

Its gel cream texture is very refreshing & hydrating upon application. The finish is rather non greasy despite its richness. In my opinion, Pro-collagen marine cream is the lightest cream in Elemis’s anti-ageing range.

It also serves as an excellent make up base.

My skin does appear smoother & firmer after 2 weeks of daily use. Fine lines are less noticeable and my neck appears less creepy & saggy.

The only thing I am not impressed about is the fact that this cream is rather heavily scented.