Friday, May 31, 2013

New Purchases

 Mid-year sales can be very tempting. I find that they are much better than Boxing Day sales. Lots of places are offering discounts on sale and full priced items. 

I am going overseas in three weeks and I know I should be saving more but I couldn't resits few things recently. So here is what I got in the last 6 weeks.

Country Road 

Lace Top...RRP $129.95, paid $49.90 

I got it from DFO outlet, it was faulty because it had a bit of make-up on the collar. The issue was easily fixed by soaking it in Napisan, then hand-washing it. I was looking for a top like that for quite sometime. 
Sequined Yoke Shirt...RRP $149.95...paid $49.90

Got it from DFO as well, it has one missing sequin :) I got rid of my other CR white shirt and feel like this is a better version because it is more fitted.

 Micro Check Pants...RRP $129.95..paid $49.90

Also purchased from DFO, they had one belt loop detached, took me 3 min to fix it. I love these pants, it is very had to find good work pants these days that are good quality, look smart yet stylish.


Kylie Stripe top..RRP $49.95...paid $34.50
I wanted this top for quite sometime but my size was always sold out. I was lucky enough to get it today with 30% discount :)
...paid around $30
I got this River Island striped tunic few weeks ago and been wearing it a lot. It it quite long so it goes well with leggings.
GlassonsGlassons is my favourite budget-friendly store. The quality of the clothes is very decent and their designs are quite good. you can order online too and they will mail it to you for free! Lets just hope it won't go cr@p after few years like Forever New.

 Floral fitted dress...RRP $69.95...paid $32.50
 I fits well and has layered skirt. I am taking it overseas with me and planning to wear it to one of the upcoming weddings.
Harem Pants...RRP $49.95...paid $22.50
Super soft and comfortable. I already wore them a few times. I am taking them with me too and planning to fly in them, much better alternative to track pants and they are more comfortable than jeans :)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

My favourite Autumn/Winter scents

The weather here in Brisbane has officially changed couple of weeks ago. Bye bye shorts and floaty dresses, hello long sleeves and fragrance choices changes as well. I tend to wear heavier and warmer scents. So here are my favorites.

1. With Hilary Duff

I am not a fan of celebrity fragrances but I fell in love with this one when I received a sample. It only cost me $30 for a huge 100ml bottle but it doesn't smell cheap at all and has good lasting power. On me it smells like spiced vanilla pear! I often get asked which perfume I am wearing when I spray myself with "With Love". I tend to wear it a lot during the day.

2. Chantal Thomass for women

Once again I fell in love with this sexy scent after trying a sample. I would never pick the bottle up myself to test it because it is a bit tacky for my liking but it hides a gorgeous and sexy fruity-floral fragrance that my husband goes ga-ga for :) The composition is complicated but it somehow works. Perfect date fragrance.

3. Chanel No. 5 Hair Mist
Yes, it is a hair mist but I wear it as a perfume because it is much lighter and a bit more powdery then the original classic scent. Someone told me that it smells different on everyone. On me woody notes seem to dominate, I only get a hint of florals. It took me a while to appreciate Chanel No. 5 but I am glad I finally found a version that works well on me. To top it all off hair mist is much cheaper that EDT or EDP, I picked mine up from Strawberrynet for about $60 for 35ml.

4. Yves Saint Laurent Nu

It was released in 2001 and I remember getting a mini soap to sample this fragrance (got a voucher in a magazine, good old days when you could get  vouchers for good samples). I was only 16 but I fell in love with this spicy scent. I got a bottle on sale right before it got discontinued in 2004 (I think). I use it only occasionally and one spray is usually enough. The fragrance still hasn't changed and I love it just as much. It is definitely not your typical feminine scent, I think it is meant to be unisex. It has mainly spicy and woody notes but I love wearing it in winter sprayed on my warm clothes.

5. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Hair Mist

Another Hair Mist by Chanel that I adore. Just as the previous one it is a much ligher version of the fragrance, yet it lasts all day. I don't usually go for floral fragrances but citrus notes make it much more interesting and pleasant.

6. Christian Dior Miss Dior Cherie (original version)

 I love the original Miss Dior Cherie! It is fun, fruity, sweet yet tasteful. I don't know why they had to change it, the new version is too watered down and floral. I once took it with me overseas and wore it when it was below 0 outside, it opened up beautifully. It always reminds me of "real" winter and warm clothes.

7. La Prairie Life Thread Platinum

 When I sprayed it on my wrist I was very overwhelmed by strong and sharp floral/green scent so I left it at that. However after 5 minutes I couldn't stop smelling my wrist. It developed into a beautiful woody-green scent. I don't use it very often as it is quite strong but I feel extra special when I do. I wore this scent to my wedding :)

8. Comptoir sud Pacifique Amor de Cacao

I re-discovered this delicious true chocolate scent couple of months ago. I got it on some crazy sale few years ago but never gave it a chance. I sprayed it on myself at the end of the day when all my other fragrances wore off and OMG, it smelled gorgeous. It is very hard to find a true chocolate scents, a lot of them are either too sweet or too sharp. This one is a stand out! I love the stainless steel bottle, so easy to carry it in my handbag.