Céline Trapeze Medium Croc Embossed

I found this treasure from Cosette at the Rocks, Sydney last week – while I thought this collection has already been sold out!

Celine Trapeze

Celine Trapeze Croc Embossed

Isn't she gorgeous? xD

Isn’t she gorgeous? xD

The service at Cosette was great, and the staff was very helpful and polite :) The manager told me that these bags were shipped from Europe (mainly France) as the last season’s collections, hence they were able to offer better price as compared to major retailers like David Jones. Definitely will come back!

I also got the bag organiser to arrange my belongings inside the bags – makes it easier when you change bags often, and easier when you look for things, especially inside a big, spacey bags like Céline.

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This croc embossed style means they emboss the crocodile skin style on the calf skin, make it look like it’s croc skin but not! I love it since 1. I can’t take care of delicate croc skin, especially for daily use, and 2. I don’t like the thought of using a crocodile piece of skin on my bag! It just…freaks me out >”<

I’m 5″2 (158cm) and this is how it looks on me

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Till next time!

Lady Dior – Medium – what fits in my bag?

Last Christmas I purchased a medium Lady Dior in Jean Blue color <3 So this tag will be a quick review about this gorgeous bag.

Material

This bag is made out of delicate lamb skin, meaning that you WILL need to take good care of it. Wearing jeans or dark clothing will transfer the color to the bag, so I tried my best to avoid this.

The bag is not patent so it is not easily scratched. Having said that, sharp long nails will potentially put a toll on the beauty if you are not careful!

Lady Dior Jean Blue

Size

The bag has a square shape. Normal iPad will not fit in, but mini iPad will (although you will struggle to take it out because the entry is very narrow. I can fit my long wallet in together with phone, keys, makeup pouch, and sunglasses so it is quite spacy. The leather at the entry will stretch out through usage, makes it easier to access :)

Lady Dior

Lady Dior

You can carry the bag in many ways, using the strap for a shoulder bag, or handles as a tote. It is beautiful and versatile <3 Below are some ideas:

Lady Dior outfit

For this outfit: top from Zeitgeist, shorts from Isla by Tallulah and shoes are Princess – Christian Louboutin

Lady Dior streetstyle

For this outfit: top and bottom both from Asos, shoes are Alexander Wang, sunnies from Miu Miu

Autumn outfits – ft Celine Trio, Saint Laurent Tribute, Seed Heritage and more

So autumn has arrived in Sydney, and it’s been pouring, wet and cold :( Despite of the depressing rain, it is the best time to rock your boots xD

This has been my favourite combination so far! Effortless casual top and harem pants, both from Seed Heritage (I LOVE this brand), boots from Tony Bianco and black Celine Phantom.

 

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I also create another look with the harem pants. They might seem very casual, but matching with heels, and some nice accessories will create a sophisticated, chic look, that is suitable for going out.

The pants are from Seed Heritage again, top from Zara, heels are Saint Laurent Tribute, and bag is Celine Trio Yellow.

Celine Trio

Celine Trio I have is the size small. My long wallet cannot fit in this bag so every time I use it, I either have to take my cards out, or use a smaller wallet. With 3 pouches, surprisingly you can fit a lot of stuff in :)

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I love Celine leather. It’s soft, yet strong and durable – one of the best, and most luxurious out there.

Till next time x

My skincare routine reviews: SK-II – Do you have dry, sensitive skin?

If you have super dry and sensitive skin like me I guess your choices of skincare products are much more narrower and tougher!

My skin is dry to the point that in winter, when it gets to midday, my skin will start peeling no matter how much moisturiser I apply in the morning. Situation is worse since I work all day in an air-con environment T__T

Not to mention my poor skin is also allergic to any nice smell/ fragrance :(((

The first line of skincare I tried was Shiseido, when I was 18-19 y/o. My skin started to turn very red, hot, and itchy after applying it on my face. So since then I never dare to try it again…may be it’s not made for me :(

I then tried Clinique Superdefense SPF25+. It was alright, did not irritate me but the moist only last me for a few hours. I used to use it when I was travelling to Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, etc. places where humidity is high enough to maintain my skin

Now that I don’t travel to those countries often anymore, and spending most of my time here sure has made my skin drier than even, even in hot summer days. I tried Hydrationist by Estee Lauder (blue) and Day cream (green). They worked great. However recently I heard from the beauty advisor in Japan that Estee Lauder has changed their formula and some of their stuff are even made in China, making it not as great as previously. And I can tell exactly when I used them. Hydrationist is not that moisturising anymore (and this is their only high moisturising line for dry, sensitive skin) and their eye cream is getting terrible :-S…So I decided to go on a quest to find the right cream for my face!

I gave Shu Uemura a try…but it irritates my skin so badly…I guess it’s because the Depsea line has nice fragrance in it *sad face*

So finally I found my HG products! I used to think SK II is for more matured women but the advisor told me NO! :))) I gave it a try and OMG I fell in love! The texture, the feel, the quality, the results…they’re all sooooo different to what I tried before!

MY CURRENT SKINCARE ROUTINE!

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Facial Treatment Essence

The introduction of the SKII Facial Treatment Essence caught my attention – They claimed that this essence was derived from their observation, of women working in sake (jap alcohol) factory, with their hand being so nice, white, no sign of ageing as compared to their face. They then used that substance to put in the essence so that women can have their facial skin just like these ladies’ hands.

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At first this product irritated me just a little bit. But after 2nd – 3rd use it was all fine. Felt very light like a toner, with nearly no smell (or light/ not-so-pleasant smell).
How to apply? After washing my face, I tone it and then drop a few drops of this into my palms, rub gently between 2 hands to warm it up and then lightly tap on my face

Result? This has visibly brightened my complexion. My mum asked if I used any whitening products, because after 1 week of using, when I stand next to my sister my skin appears to be fairer and brighter ^____^ was happy to hear that!

Stempower

My initial intention was to buy the new Stempower Rich, because it’s so much thicker and more moisturising for my skin. But it’s not in the special Xmas set so ah well, I’ll get it next time when I’m out of this Stempower :)

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How to use? After applying the Essence I normally wait 1-2mins for the goo product to absorb into the skin, then I apply the Stempower. For very dry skin days, I apply the Emulsion first and then this Stempower.

Result? I love the light, non-fragrant texture, and how it effectively cools your face down (my face often gets really hot and red)! Your skin doesn’t get sticky, and doesn’t feel heavy afterwards, but also it doesn’t feel like the product has evaporated somewhere! But I would still prefer the Rich Stempower for my dry skin. This is good enough since it is now summer in Australia :)

Facial Lift Emulsion

Since my skin is too dry the advisor chick told me that applying this emulsion first before the Stempower could help. It certainly did provide me more hydration.

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Result? This sure has increased the hydration to my skin. However applying this together with Stempower irritates my skin a bit. Some sensitive spots on my face got red and stings abit…Not sure if this combo is the best for me :-S
But for people with Normal-Oily Combination, this product works wonder on itself, just applying after the Essence is enough for the day! ^_^

Skin Signature Eye Cream

Best eye cream I’ve ever used.

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How to use? Apply onto your eye bags gently with your ring finger. This products claims to reduce dark circles, puffiness and fine lines.

ResultThis product is soooooo MOISTURISING! I love it so much, it doesn’t feel heavy/greasy/make my eyes itchy. I love it since it makes it easier to apply concealer (your concealer won’t cake up or dry into your fine lines). But you have to wait for it to dry up a bit or all your concealer will flow away :))) This cream is great because you only need a tiny tiny bit to apply on your eyes (half of what I normally uses when I used Estee Lauder) so it will last forever ^o^

My last step for daytime skincare is to apply the sun screen. I love the one from Shiseido, cuz it’s designed for babies, or very sensitive skin so no smell, non greasy, and just perfect protection for my face since SKII doesn’t come with SPF protection

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YSL – Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in B40

My current FAVORITE foundation that I reckon is better than any BB cream and the Estee Lauder foundation that I used.

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It was a bit pricier than the Estee Lauder one, but so much more hydrating. Glides on smoothly and makes people think it’s your bareskin even from a very close distance B-) Still I don’t use this on the blush on my cheeks, cuz everything will just make my cheeks dry…so no makeup there!

The advisor was nice enough to give me extra masks for my purchase :) Haven’t tried it so but hopefully will do magic since they cost so much! xD

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Thanks for reading everyone and hope this will be helpful for you! Drop your questions below if you have any!

x

Celine Luggage Phantom – Emerald – Should you buy?

Hi girls!

So recently I purchased this beeeeeautiful gorgeous bag – the Celine Luggage Phantom in the colour Emerald (darkish green) from David Jones Sydney. I believe the size is medium.

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As you can see, this bag can carry a lot! The bag is made out of perfect lambskin, and the feel of this leather is amazing

This bag is extremely flexible 😀

…it goes well with casual outfit…

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…as well as dress-up occasions – this is from a wedding…

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I’m 1.58cm tall and this bag is quite heavy for me, so think carefully before you buy if you’re not into heavy bags :)

So what’s the verdict after 1 week of carrying this bag?

– The bag is sooooo HEAVY even when you carry only your wallet, key pouch, some lipsticks and sunnies @@! Bad thing is you can only hook it over your elbow…so it gets very tiring
– Centre of weight is not distributed evenly in the bottom of the bag because of soft leather, so all the stuff falls in the centre and make it look pointy

I’m considering selling the bag now due to these facts even tho the leather is uber fine…I guess if you’re tiny like me it’s not really the bag for you…

Drop your comments if you have any thoughts on the bag! <3