The GAP sale starts today – are you going?

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When you walk in to get just ONE t-shirt, you will inevitably end up buying at least 3 or 5 pieces.  Trust me.  I’ve been there.

Plus, if you’re a GAP member, I think you’ll get additional 10% on top of your purchases.

I’m itching to go, but I just might not this year, because I need to curb my spending.  In addition, my GAP membership just expired last month. :P

Would you want this “Birkin”?

A while ago, I stumbled on pictures of a pretty interesting canvas bag.  Apparently, this bag was getting neverending orders, and stores selling the bags have all sold out.

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Recognize it? :)

Yep, it had the unmistakable print of the ever-popular Hermes Birkin printed on it.  Comes in several colors too.

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There’s a concern out there as to whether this bag is at all “legal”.  And whether or not Hermes has had its stamp of approval for that bag.

That aside, these bags are selling like hot cakes!  I actually saw it being advertised for sale on Facebook, and out of curiosity I inquired on the price.  It was a whopping RM500! 

Well, definitely cheaper than owning an original Hermes! LOL

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Have you seen this bag? Have you been tempted to get one?  Or are you already using one yourself?  Would you succumb to dishing out RM500 for a bag like this? 

All pictures credited to Banana Taipei

My (Belated) Birthday Pressie from Sephora Beauty Insider

When I was staying Stateside for a few months, like many others out there, I too succumbed to the temptation that is called Sephora.  I shopped online because they offered FREE shipping for orders $50 and more (which isn’t hard to attain).  Plus, they gave out free samples with each order.  AND I got to register as a Beauty Insider member.

I didn’t really know what being a Beauty Insider meant, other than receiving points for my purchase, as well as newsletters emailed to me regularly. 

Then last October, as it neared my birthday, I received an email from Sephora Beauty Insider informing me that I could go collect a birthday gift from the Sephora store!  A birthday gift just by being a registered Beauty Insider?!  Cool!

One minor problem though: I was back in Malaysia and I had to ask someone in US to collect the gift on my behalf.

Long story short…my friend only managed to pass my gift (belated birthday gift, that is) to my hubby last week, when he was in the States.  And ta-daaa…here it is!! (psst…they change the gift every now and then)

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  • Sephora Eyeshadow (mine is Aspen Summit No. 23)
  • Sephora Nano eyeliner (eye pencil in a very cool shade of Silver Green)
  • Sephora Lash Plumper (lash plumping mascara)

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I’ve personally not used any of Sephora’s stuff, so this would be a first.  Hmm…I wonder if I’ll get another gift this coming October… :)

Are any of you guys Beauty Insider members, and what have you gotten for your birthday gifts from Sephora?

 

Lovin’ my Envirosax

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Long before the “No Plastic Bags” trend began, I had already been using the Envirosax.  Long before they started the “No Plastic Bags on Saturdays”, I had been carrying my own reusable shopping bags.  All the way from Malaysia to the States and back again.  Yeah, me and my reusable bags…they really go a long way :)

And now in Penang, it’s “No Plastic Bags every day”, so my handbag contains at least 2 or 3 rolled-up reusable shopping bags all the time.

Recently I had the opportunity to review the Envirosax.  Being a long-time user of the Envirosax, I was, of course, curious to find out how it had “evolved” over the years.  After all, Envirosax had been creating and producing reusable shopping bags since 2004!  Founded in Australia, the people behind Envirosax aim to protect the environment and create a greener earth for the future generation by providing an eco-friendly and (may I say) stylish alternative to the plastic bags we see every day.

I was a happy gal a few weeks ago when I received the ABC design Envirosax from the Envirosax Kids Series.  Now one thing you will notice about the Envirosax is that it comes in gorgeous prints!  I was totally wowed over and could not decide which one to choose at first.

Read on for more…

Handmade.my is the Malaysian Etsy?

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Have you checked out the swanky new site that showcases handmade creations and handcrafted wonders by our very own Malaysians?  It’s called handmade.my and it is a truly a Made in Malaysia, and made by Malaysians site.

The site is structured similar to Etsy.com, and carries beautifully handmade products by our fellow Malaysians.  Just recently launched in mid-March, handmade.my currently has over 700 listings of products ranging from jewelry, bookmarks, bags, hair accessories, soaps and so much more.

Shopping and payment terms are determined by each individual seller on handmade.my, so do read the terms and conditions before placing an order.

If you love handmade products, and in that vein, uniquely crafted goods, you’ll love  handmade.my.  And I bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the amount of talents there are too!