Saturday, 11 February 2012

Christmas Beauty Gifts '11

I know this is late, but I'm still gonna try to squeeze this out - because I want to.  For the non-beauty gifts like the Marc Jacobs above, I'll be blogging about on another bilingual blog, which my friend and I co-host.  Please check that post out if you're interested!!

Foreword: Christmas is not a shopping/gift holiday to me, it is indeed a Christian's celebration and I do celebrate it. 

Most of these gifts are not exactly 'to me'.  Whenever my mum or sisters receive skin care/ beauty items that they won't use, they just re-direct them to me.  On the other hand, if I got food or garments or anything that doesn't work for me, I just share with them.  I love my big warm family!

I got a L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette and Shimmering Lotion.  A few years back I sniffed Cherry Blossom hand cream, and I didn't like the scent.  This time, mum got a big L'Occitane gift box and she gave me these 2.  Surprisingly, I quite like the fragrance.  Perhaps they have changed some notes, or that I have changed across the years?

A group of friends decided to do a small new year gift exchange, so we set a HK$100 (~US$13) budget and buy for a particular recipient among that group, by lucky draw.   I went out and bought some lovely Manger-themed deco for my friend, while I received this Dejavu Fiberwig Extra Long mascara in Brown.  I rarely use colour mascara.  Last time I tried dejavu fiberwig, my opinion was just 'okay'.  I am still debating whether I should open this and try, or just give/sell this away.  Any idea?

Crabtree n Evelyn Hand Therapy is a standard gift to every female in my family, from one of my aunt.  She let us choose 1 tube from a huge gift box/set.  I guess from this practice of hers, I have tried technically every scent Crabtree offers (offered).  This India Hicks Island Living I haven't tried before so I chose this one.  Not yet opened. :P

The Melvita Narcissus Extraordinary Water was a gift from my god-sister.  She has amazing skin and very good taste in everything.  For instance, Dr. Hauschka was a brand she recommended to me and I love!  Melvita is a French organic brand recently launched in Hong Kong.  I will start using this once my current toners are done. 

Thann is a Thai Spa brand, a higher-end one, I believe.  It is new to me, and I have no expectation or whatsoever on this Rice Extract Moisturizing Cream.  Interested to give it a try anyway!


Out of randomness I am gonna end this post by including the 2 samples I got from magazines in this post.  They are Vichy Aqualia Thermal Light Cream and The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth serum.  Finally there's a Dior One Essential Skin Boosting Super Serum sample I got at the counter.

Better late then never, no? What did you receive for Christmas or Holiday or recently?  Share it in the comments, if you have a post or video about that, paste it down below too!

Cheers :D


  1. Melvita Narcissus Extraordinary Water sounds lovely, it's been on my wishlist for quite awhile :)

    1. Ekta: really? I haven't tried Melvita before (and yet to try this water) Have you tried anything good from Melvita?

  2. The bags are beautiful.

    I hear so many good things about Fiber Wig mascara. It's possibly one of the coolest Asian beauty products. You need to do a post on it :O)

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    1. Yes the bags are practical and very pretty! Actually I have used fiberwig before - but didn't work too well for my lashes. Still battling inside whether or not to keep/use this tube :S



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