[What's New] Crabtree & Evelyn Holiday Collection 2013

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Hi Huneybees,

'Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Crabtree & Evelyn is back with their holiday collection – The Secret Garden Gift Collection, this holiday season! The Secret Garden Gift Collection offers a wide assortment of gifts for all ages in limited edition keepsake boxes and bags.

I was at their flagship store in Ngee Ann City to preview the collection and here's the highlight...

The Evelyn Rose Ultimate Luxuries (S$178) 

Consisting of Evelyn Rose Shower Gel (250ml), Evelyn Rose Body Lotion (250ml), Evelyn Rose Hand Therapy (100g) & Evelyn Rose EDP (50ml).

Apart from the goodies in Crabtree & Evelyn’s signature scent blend consisting of a timeless collection of English roses with the exclusive Evelyn Rose, the beautiful case that houses these products is perfect as a keepsake box to be recycled future uses!

Rosewater Great Escapes (S$43)

Rosewater Bath & Shower Gel (50ml), Rosewater Body Lotion (50ml), Rosewater Hand Therapy (25g) & Rosewater EDT (15ml) and all comes in these lovely pouches.

The Summer Hill Luxury Box (S$98)

Summer Hill Bath & Shower Gel (200ml), Summer Hill Body Lotion (200ml), Summer Hill Hand Therapy (100g) & Guest Towel. It also comes in other scents like Somerset Meadow and Tarocco Orange...

And the favourite buy of Crabtree & Evelyn's Christmas collection, has to be their Hand Therapy Samplers.

The Deluxe Hand Therapy Sampler (S$78)

. Consists of 12 Hand Therapy (25g each). Don't they make such great gifts and it comes as 2 different set, with different scents of hand therapy samplers in them.

And of course, not forgetting the tasty treats that they have in beautiful decorated tin boxes. My favourite has got to be the Triple Chocolate Chunk Biscuits.

There's much more to explore in stores, so do head down to the Crabtree & Evelyn branch near you and get busy shopping for gifts!


[Tried & Tested] A Brand New Rupini's @ Holland Village

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Hi Huneybees,

Rupini's have recently gone through a face-lift for their branch in Holland Village. Located just opposite of Wala Wala Cafe Bar, the second floor space was big and inviting with a tinge of lavender colours. Stepping in with the fragrance of scented oils, one is immediately relaxed and ready to get pampered.

Rupini's have always been known for their eyebrow threading services, but at this Holland Village branch, they are branching out to all things beauty, including facials, body massages, hair cuts, etc. The name "Rupini" signifies "Beauty" in Tamil and they have successfully operated for 19 years and even opened 2 salons just  for men.

I was invited to try a couple of their services and it started off with a wash and blow service for my hair. It's been awhile since I styled my hair, so it was nice to have my always tangled tresses, a little pampering and showoff my rainbow hair for the day... :)

After which, I had eyebrow threading. I had tried so many different ways to trim my eyebrows and nothing was as smooth going as threading. Waxing and plucking is a long painful process, and sometimes, it might not be precise and shaving is worse, as pores will look so big. Threading is not only painless, it is also quick and precise to shape the brows...

Thank you Rupini's for the treat!

34A Lorong Mambong

Singapore 277686 Tel: 6466 0629 
Tel :64660629 

Operating Hour: 
Monday - Saturday: 11am to 8pm /
Sunday: 11am to 6pm 
Public Holiday: Closed 


[What's New] Welcome to 'Forbidden Beauty' - The Wintery World Of Majolica Majorca & Ma Cherie

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Hi Huneybees,

Japanese products never cease to amaze me with their packaging and promotional items. Majolica Marjoca for one always has their collections launched in Little Humming Books and for their 10th Anniversary, Chapter 39 promises a surprise element!

"Pure Play" video directed by Koji Yamamoto 

Well, welcome to 'Forbidden Beauty' the
wintery world of Majolica Majorca and Ma Cherie. 

With a red apple in hand, who's the fairest of them all? Well, the ones with the right tools to beautify. Like this video below, even the evil witch craves for it...

Video taken from Majolica Majorca Hong Kong.

The highlight from the Majolica Majorca winter collection - Chapter 39 'Pure Play', has got to be its 10th anniversary limited edition compact palette, 'The Little Humming Book IV'.

Similar from the previous Little Humming Books, it comes in a tiny book with musical notes for playing, but the surprise is that instead of the usual eyeshadows and lip colours, the palette is in fact a highlighter for the cheeks. You can still use it as an eyeshadow palette. 

At the event, there was a few activities and one involves a mini golf and well, being a golf addict's wife, I won! So, I received the limited edition book, as well as the 'Lash Expander Edge Meister 17' and a decorative bottled "globe".

So, wana see how I put the beauty products to play? Watch this video tutorial of mine...

In the video, I also talked about the 'Lash Expander Edge Meister 17'. It is the star product of the season with its powerful and beautiful glittery blue stardust-like lengthening effect. 

While, Ma Cherie, they introduced its limited edition 'Winter Floral Hair Fragrance'. Adding on to its distinct romantic floral and fruity fragrance, this product embodies the scent of the Ma Cherie winter flower with green apple, red apple, pear, lychee top notes; and davana and rose for middle notes. More than just a hair fragrance, the 'Winter Floral Hair Fragrance' prevents and eliminates odour, and hydrates hair cuticles! 

Ready to turn into Snow White? Well, the products are all now in stores!

For more information --->
Majolica Majorca: https://www.facebook.com/majolicamajorcasingapore 
Ma Cherie: https://www.facebook.com/Macheriesg


[What's New] Hop On Down To SK-II At Robinsons Orchard Tomorrow!

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Hi Huneybees,

After the SK-II Christmas light-up with Godfrey Gao, SK-II will be launching their latest beauty boutique at Robinsons Orchard tomorrow, 29th Nov 2013. Celebrities George Young and Desmond Tan will be making a special appearance, so be sure  to head on down!

With every SGD290 spent from 10am – 5pm on SK-II products, you get a chance to guess which SK-II Festive Coffrets George Young and Desmond Tan will pick for their loved ones. The answers be revealed by two dashing men at 6.45pm. Guess correctly, and you might walk away with FULL SIZED SK-II PRODUCTS!


[Tried & Tested] Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo

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Hi Huneybees,

Ever since I started dying my hair in multi colours, I've been looking to Dry Shampoo to refrain from shampoo-ing and washing off the colours excessively. It's been the aerosol bottle spray type that I've been using, so here I am trying the powder version for the first time.

This lovely purple bottle is the Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo. It was part of the Sephora Christmas goodie bag and I brought it along with me on my trip to New Zealand. The flight was an excruciating 13 hours, so I definitely had to bring my "shampoo" along to refresh my scalp. *Yes, I had a mini photoshoot in the airplane's toilet whilst everyone's dozing off in dreamland*

This talc-free dry shampoo helps absorb the excess oil/sweat, product build-up and other impurities your hair. It also makes hair smell amazing, containing:

  • Age-Control Complex®Combats chronological, chemical, and environmental aging.
  • Enzymetherapy® - A core Alterna technology found in each of the brand’s products helps transform ingredients into a micro-structure that the hair can more easily absorb, allowing for deeper more targeted penetration of active ingredients.
  • Color Hold® - Infuses hair with plant-derived melanin for extreme color protection and the prevention of color washout. Protects hair from UVA UVB and visible light including artificial light sources.

It’s also formulated without:

  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Synthetic Dyes
  • Phthalates
  • GMOs
  • Triclosan

Well, it might be a little too much science there for you, so here's my review on using the Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo. 

Firstly, I'm in love with the applicator nozzle. It allows for precise application of the dry shampoo, but I have to warn you to pour slowly otherwise, you will be having white roots. There is a slight cooling effect when shampoo is applied, thus relieving any scalp itchiness too!

It did make my hair less oily but in terms of voluminizing, it doesn't seem to do much. It does leave a little waxy kinda feel, which creates a hold for any hairstyling. I would say this is a great item to have if you wana make your colour last longer with lesser hair wash, flying long hauls or even during confinement, you can feel fresh while smelling good too. :)

You can find Alterna's hair products in Sephora.
Stay fresh like Katie Holmes! :P

CC Cream for hair?! I wana try it next!