[What's New] Crabtree & Evelyn® Introduces New Limited Edition Heritage Fragrance Collection

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Hi Huneybees,

Explore the Mediterranean Memoirs Through Three Flower Waters and Four Eau de Colognes

Since its inception, Crabtree & Evelyn® has been telling stories through scent, not just with the finished perfume, lotion or soap but also with carefully chosen ingredients sourced from around the world.
Founder Cy Harvey’s inspiration was ‘to explore everything and keep the best’. With this in mind, his fragrance architects set sail on their aromatic adventures to discover such natural treasures as Spanish neroli, Italian bergamot and Sicilian lemon. These superior varieties were then brought back to vast fragrance archives, the legacy of Crabtree & Evelyn®. 
The Heritage Collection is infused with 40 years of expertise in fragrance foraging and draws on the knowledge of where to source the most beautifully scented botanicals. The resulting seven compositions exalt the classic aromas of the Mediterranean coastline and Europe’s ancient cities, expressed as exquisite Flower Waters and Eau de Colognes.

Begin a fragrance journey inspired by sun-ripe aromas that transport the senses to distant shores. The eclectic range of emotive scents is redolent of the grandeur of their provenance and rich heritage. Precious, vintage ingredients with a timeless beauty are given the modern Crabtree & Evelyn® English touch. Explore elegant, feminine florals and polished citrus scents with a masculine edge, each one destined to become a contemporary collectable. 

(Available in stores Mid-October 2013)

Sevillian Neroli Eau de Cologne (100ml), $88
When Arabian traders settled in Seville they planted bitter orange trees to create perfumed gardens. Today the ancient trees continue to line the streets and courtyards, providing the scented signature of Seville. In the refined scent of Sevillian Neroli, the aroma of Spanish neroli sparkles with notes of grapefruit, lemon, tangerine and white tea, blended with cedarwood and clove. 

Old Windsor Eau de Cologne (100ml), $88
Set upon the river and surrounded by ancient oak forests, the village of Old Windsor was once the domain of kings and queens. Today this area of natural beauty continues to be a much-loved place for traditional English pursuits. Old Windsor Eau de Cologne exudes English refinement and luxury through notes of bergamot, bitter orange and verbena blended with English lavender and sandalwood. 

Hungary Water Eau de Cologne (100ml), $88
In the 14th Century, tales were told of a unique scented tonic, presented to Budapest’s royalty along with the promise of eternal youth. With strange coincidence they became famed for their youthfulness and beauty, allegedly bestowed by the tonic’s rejuvenating scent. Hungary Water continues the legacy, taking influence from the original rosemary recipe and blending with uplifting notes of pink pepper, spearmint, cypress and geranium. 

Neapolitan Bergamot Eau de Cologne (100ml), $88
Bergamot is famous for lending its zesty signature to the very first eau de cologne, inspired by the scented impression of an Italian morning. With the same innovative and romantic spirit, Neapolitan Bergamot is an aromatic rendering of time spent exploring the Mediterranean coast. The classic aroma of Italian bergamot and lemon articulate the rising sun over the bay, while the modern accords of ginger, lavender and thyme are reminiscent of the embracing scent of the coastal breeze. 

Florentine Freesia Flower Water (100ml), $88
Florentine Freesia is the scented expression of a journey across bridges of gold to the magnificent floral havens surrounding villas and castles from a bygone Renaissance era. The enticing scent of Italian freesia, cyclamen and muguet are blended with orange, pear and amber in this elegant, fruity-floral composition. 

Venetian Violet Flower Water (100ml), $88
In the historic, floating city of Venice, the violet is as enduring as the opulent architecture. This graceful flower decorates the bridges reaching over the canals and resides in paintings and poetry as a symbol of purity and modesty. Discover a scent that translates the classic elegance of violet with modern, fruity notes of lychee, raspberry and peach.  

Old World Jasmine Flower Water (100ml), $88
Jasmine, one of the oldest known botanical scents, is native to the temperate regions of the Old World. On arrival in Europe, via the Silk Road, it was quickly adopted and loved for its exotic fragrance. Become enamored again with the unreservedly feminine scent of white jasmine, gardenia and cyclamen blended with a sparkling citrus signature. 

The Collection will be available from Mid-October 2013.
Have fun shopping~


[Tried & Tested] Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System

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Hi Huneybees,

I recently received the Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System. It's the first time I'm using a brush to clean my face instead of my hands and I can see the difference in that once I started using. The Olay Cleansing Revolution is said to make waves by bringing to life the efficacy of powerful, yet gentle cleansing. Let me show ya.

In the set, there's the handle and a detachable gentle brush head, with 2 AA batteries and a tube of Olay Skin Renewal CleanserThe batteries are inserted into the bottom of handle, which you rock side to side to remove the battery cover. I assumed this would be easy to do, but I have to say that I was struggling a little with this. The brush head on the other hand is easy to lock into position.

The handle of the device has two buttons; the larger one top turns the device on and off and is also the slower and therefore gentler speed, while the smaller button is the quicker speed, and hence less gentle setting.

The cleaning device cleanses four times better than basic cleansing and with the micro-massaging action cleanses, it will deeply and gently exfoliate your skin to effectively prepare it for your anti-ageing routine. At first I was a little worried about the device scrubbing too hard on my face, but actually with the gentle brushes, I was in fact treated to a facial massage right in my home!

A recent survey conducted by Olay revealed that only 59% of Asian women use a cleanser regularly and 23%, an exfoliator. With this in mind, the Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System has been designed to give women a new fuss-free and effective way to cleanse ageing skin.

So, after applying the Olay Skin Renewal Cleanser on your face (I'm putting more here to show in picture), you start the slightly wet cleansing device all over your face. It's turns in circular motions, 350 times per minutes, reaching the skin’s contours where fingers cannot reach, to gently lift and remove dirt and dead skin from the surface, allowing for a clean, gentle rinse.

The actual Olay Skin Renewal Cleanser is a fine cleanser with extremely fine scrubbing grains in it, in fact, using it with the brush, you barely notice that it is an exfoliator, it is only when you massage it into your face that you realise. 

The cleansing system not only helps cleanse, it also helps exfoliate and even the toughest makeup out there can be removed! However, it is not advisable to use around the eye area and since my makeup is always focused on my eye area, I used it more for cleansing and exfoliate after I remove my makeup the usual conventional way...

My skin is left feeling clean and refreshed every time I use it, prepping the skin to absorb my facial serums and creams faster. I can see the effects of my cream more effectively these days.

All in all, I think that this is an amazing cleansing device which comes at a fantastic price, so if you do not already have a cleaning system, I would recommend it to you!


[What's New] Celebrities & Beauty Galore @ The SEPHORA Beauty Night Out Party

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Hi Huneybees,

September has been rewarding for me. At the beginning, there's my birthday and then comes the SEPHORA Beauty Night Out Party. It was a great night of beauty fun and mingling with celebrities of FLY Entertainment. Nothing beats having to try out beauty products and getting discounts... :)

Drinks that night were colour coded with Vodka and a few drops of Skittles. I had a few and they tasted so sweet, the colours are just so beautiful against the spanking new Suntec City Mall

Cheerleaders kept us entertained while we queued for out turn to try out products from Clinique, Benefit Cosmetics, Lady Jayne, Make Up Forever and Lancome. We were even surprised by a few "geisha-s" with freebies...

Getting to know more about the new Clinique moisturiser.

Lancome and Benefit Cosmetics gave ladies makeovers.

And at Lady Jayne I got to get some hair extensions (too bad I only got them in blonde) and even got my hair re-styled!

Hehehe. This was a cute one. Make Up Forever had the temporary tattoo at their booth and Cheryl was suggesting that I did it at my neck area. Then, when we were taking photos, hubby pretended to be kissing me. I was literally blushing!

Inside the shop, they also did an introduction to their waterproof products and how versatile their products are. In fact, they are popular for being waterproof. Check out this model's look, anyone dare to do that for Halloween?

Okok. Since I mentioned there were celebrities, I'm gona spam you with the photos of the babes and hunks - Bobby Tonelli, Jimmy T, Chua En Lai, Pat Mok, Ong Shu An, etc.

In store, there were more things happening with dancers, champagnes and cake pops, accompanying us while we shopped for our beauty goodies that night.

Nothing is complete without a little pampering as well. We all had our nails done and I had my nails done with Butter London and Ciate nail polishes. Do look out for the new Ciate Featured Manicure in SEPHORA! It's really cool and I bet it will be a nail trend catching on for autumn/winter.

Before we left, we were also given little gift boxes. 
Thank you SEPHORA for the lovely night.

SEPHORA at Suntec City Mall is their latest addition and don't forget to drop and get the new collection of beauty products!

Happy Shopping ~