Home & Beauty Haul!

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Hi everyone! I’m back with a haul! For the past couple of weeks, I’ve purchased some beauty and home products to be added to my collection and some has been my new, while the rest has been my ultimate favorites.

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from left to right: Marshmallow Fireside from BBW – Red Velvet cupcakes from Target – BAIES from Diptyque

In case you don’t know, I am obsessed with candles! I love collecting home fragrances and candles has been part of my life ever since I discovered them years ago. I love burning most of my candles to try them out and ended up with a lot of halfway burnt candles. I have to get the habit of finishing them off before I start burning new ones!

1. Marshmallow Fireside from BBW, here

This December I’m currently loving my Marshmallow Fireside from Bath & Body Works! I think this is the perfect candle for this Christmas season and it’s best for my winter nights on top of my fireplace. I’ve been burning this little guy for almost everyday and it smells so festive!

2. Red Velvet Cupcake from Target (not sold online)

I’ve heard a lot of good reviews about this candle and I finally decided to get one. I have to admit that I’m in love with this scent! This candle is very reasonably priced ($10 for 2-wick candle) and since red velvet is my most favorite cupcake flavor, this is like the perfect pick for me! I haven’t get a chance to burn these, but a lot of people say that this candle smells great and subtle, which is good because I always get nervous when buying a dessert/bakery type candle that they would be too sweet and overwhelming for my house. We’ll see how it goes once I burn this up!

3. Baies Candle by Diptyque, here

This candle is actually not a new candle. I got this from my husband on my birthday last October. He surprised me in a dark bedroom full of tealight candles, rose petals and with this candle on my bedside table. I’m actually in love with this and I have to say that it smells so divine! At first I couldn’t smell this because it was so subtle, but after couple of hours, our room turned to a wonderful rose smell and I think this is by far the greatest investment for a candle! I highly recommend Diptyque candle although it’s so pricey, but it’s worth every penny! One thing to note, I do think this candle will works best in your bedroom and not living room or larger space, as this candle has to be burnt quite a while to release the scent.

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I also got this roller ball perfume from Sephora’s sale. I don’t think they have this in store anymore, but I think this would be a great perfume when I travel and it’s compact enough to be keep inside your everyday purse. I do have full-size Chloe perfumes, so these will be great for me to touch up when I’m out and on the go.

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From left to right: L’OCCITANE massage oil – Josie Maran 100% Argan Oil – Benetint by Benefit – Milani Baked blush Luminoso

1. L’OCCITANE Aromachologie Relaxing Massage Oil, here

My husband loves to get good massage. He will ask me to massage him almost everyday and every night whenever I’m free. I got this massage oil because I don’t have a proper massage oil at home. At first I didn’t like the smell because it’s too strong, but after a while it subsides to a lingering sweet scent and very relaxing. I do recommend you to try this one at the store and not getting them online though. Try to rub it in your hand and sniff it back after few minutes, because the original smell might not be for everyone, but trust me, after a while it will smell better and good! 🙂

2. Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil, here

I’ve been searching for a good face moisturizer that will be safe for pregnant women, and I finally got this. Your skin gets really dry in this time of the year, especially in Calgary when winter could be awfully cold. I’m always nervous to get any face &body products when I’m pregnant because of all the chemical ingredients, but this has been my life saver! It’s 100% pure and organic which is totally safe to be used and it feels so luxurious on your dry skin. I apply this day and night on my face and also on my hands and I love this!

3. Benetint by Benefit, here

There’s no other explanation about this! I think this is my 6th or 7th bottle already and with no doubt, I will keep repurchasing this over and over again! It’s the perfect lip stain and I love the shade of this. It doesn’t make my lips too red or too bright. It leaves a natural rosy red tint on your lips. I always use this with the benebalm and it works wonders. This is also great for me for a blush touch up because I never bring my blush when I’m out.

4. Milani Baked Blush Luminoso, here

This has been raved by so many people, and I finally bought this. It’s not so easy to get this in Canada, but I managed to score one on well.ca. I couldn’t say how amazing this blush is! I love the shades and it looks so natural on my skin. I think people has been comparing this blush with the Nars orgasm and they say that Milani’s luminoso is the perfect dupe for it. Although I never try Nars, but I highly recommend this blush for everyone as I think this shade will match all skin tones, because it’s not too pink nor orange-y. The best drugstore blush ever!

I also purchased a lot of baby stuffs that I will separate it in another post in future. Thank you for reading my blog! Hope you all have a great week ahead! 🙂

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Addition to my space

I bought three new things for my house and this time, not so much.. I will need to fly back to my hometown (Singapore and Indonesia) by next month and the fear that I will be denied entry at the border here in Calgary is killing me, so I haven’t bought a lot of stuffs to decorate my house here.. I figure I could bring some stuffs back from my Singapore house to decorate the space here as well, so will hold to get whatever decor that I need for this home, at least until I get back (including a KitchenAid Mixer that I want so badly!)

First is this rug that I got from Urban Outfitters sale, here

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excuse the wrinkled rug and my Hazel with the cone LOL

I love this rug! It instantly adds colors to my living room. It’s large and reasonably priced after the sale, although the material is quite thin for a rug, but overall still good. I highly recommend this rug for your space.

Next one is my cut lace vanity tray that I got from Urban Outfitters also, other colors here

I kinda wish it was white, but since the one on sale was yellow, I bought it anyway. I could always spray painted white afterwards. But for now I like the way it is. the yellow works for me.

Lastly it’s this cute strawberry house for my dog Hazel, get it here

Actually I bought a wrong color for this, I wanted the pink one but I received the purple. It’s still cute though. If you want to get it make sure you check all the details from the listing properly and double confirm with the seller, because it’s a bit misleading sometimes dealing with seller from China.. just my two cents. I end up keeping this house and Hazel really loves it.

Have a wonderful day guys!

xoxo,

 

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Online Haul! 4/2/14

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Hi all I’m back with some (of the many! :p) of the things that I got online!

Weather was pretty cold these days in Calgary, and I couldn’t drive because I’m still under a visitor pass here and my husband’s job requires him to work at the site. So it’s pretty frustrating to be alone at home for 2 weeks (he come home every 2 weeks and stays for a week). I’m currently applying for inland PR application, hence I’m unable to work. Since I’m staying at home mostly everyday and lazy to go out, I must’ve said that online shopping has been one of my most favorite things to do here..

You will expect more things to come along the way and I will give review on them as well! 🙂

1. Macaron Trinket Case, get it here

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pic from my instagram @fsadeli

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holds my beloved wedding ring and engagement ring.

I always wanted to have one of this trinket case from the day I started planning my wedding day. Sadly I couldn’t find one that ships to Singapore, and even if they do, the shipping is always pretty costly. Now that I’m in Calgary, I tried to get it at the Urban Outfitter store (the only store I know carry these) and sadly it was sold out the day I came down. I could finally order it and lucky enough, I found out that UO offers a free international shipping until end of April so I didn’t hesitate and get it.

At first I was contemplating about the color.. I wanted a very pinkish macaron and the color on the UO website is pretty misleading. With the help of the review form that I read, I decided to order the ‘RED’ color and it turns out to be pink! I love the color and i think this is the perfect color if you only intend to get 1 of these. The color is indeed misleading, so do take note if you want to order it, make sure you read their reviews properly.

2. Nutella Cookbook, get it here

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I love Nutella and it’s my favorite spread ever since college. So I’m very interested to own this book and try the recipe for fun!

This book is great! The recipes are pretty simple and looks easy to made, nothing fancy. I can’t wait to try the one here below. I think this is the easiest one from the book:Image

3. Southwest Medallion Tapestry, get it hereImage

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source: UO

Ever since I moved here, I tried to decorate my house little by little. I’m someone who are not willing to spend TONS of cash for my decoration. I don’t have any particular style that I like and I usually mix and match everything. My house is definitely still in progress. I’d rather wait and score a deal for a piece of furniture rather go ahead and spend a lot of money and be broke by them. I ordered this tapestry to add to my house decoration and when it came I was dissapointed because the color was actually darker than the picture on the website.

After adding it to my bed, I realized it didn’t go well with my overall room decor. My wall is actually a shade of green (from the previous owner) and I haven’t got time to repaint this particular space, but to be honest my existing duvet set blend right through the entire space and makes it go really well with my wall. I definitely want to repaint my wall in future (I hate the shade), but for now i think the existing duvet cover and the sham looks great against my wall, so sadly this has to go back.

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Although I love the pattern and it looks very quirky, but for me as a wife, I don’t think it’s suitable for both of us as a family. I think it will look great on a younger or single person’s space.

4. Tangle Teezer, get it here

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I finally jumped the bandwagon and I love it!! My hair was easily tangled and with this now my hairfall has significantly reduced. I’m so glad I got it and surprised to not getting it sooner. I love how it was designed to fit the grip perfectly and the size is also perfect and compact enough to travel.

5. Orelia Sparkle Hoop earrings in rose gold (OOS on the ASOS site). Get the silver version here

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I bought this on sale and I love it! I never have a hoop earrings before and scared that it will look too overwhelming on my ears (I have a small and rounder face), but this surprisingly is a decent size and looks very cute when worn:

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The crystals around are in somewhat good quality so it’s pretty sparkle when worn as well. I’m glad to make this purchase and can’t wait to wear ’em!

I hope this reviews help anyone of you who wants to make a similar purchase in near future. Thank you for letting me share and have a nice day guys!

xoxo,

Felicia