Friday, 16 December 2011

December Bellabox 'n' Vietnam chaos...

Wow, I'm smiling at my December BellaBox :-)  Absolutely thrilled with it...
I honestly don't know where to start with the review...I love it all and everything made me smile :-)  Actually, the nicest, cutest, surprise were the strawberry cheesecake jellybeans...

December BellaBox goodies ; -)

Sothys brightening fluid and brightening mask and a Sothys S$50 gift voucher

OPI nail enamel from the Katy Perry collection

Savoir Faire lipstick 'Miss You'

Eylure eyelashes - 'Sex and the City' Samantha xx :-)

I've never ever actually tried false eyelashes but I cannot wait to give these a 'flutter'...luckily my Mum is in town and she can help apply them.  I promise an eyelash pic of me very soon...

The lipstick is fab all silver 'n' shiny...and that is just the packaging :-)  The actual lipstick colour is great too, very neutral - just right for me...definitely smiling lips with this beauty goodie!

I've not tried the nail varnish yet but love the look of the colour in the bottle and am sure it will look super fab over the Christmas holidays...again, I promise a nail colour 'n' me pic very soon....

The two Sothys brightening products and the Fausts Potion hangover cure will come in very useful after a couple of champagne filled evenings celebrating this holiday season :-) I will let you know if these help me feel and look as bright as a button.

I'm in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam right now, tagging along again on my husband's business trip.  First reaction is 'absolute chaos' (!)  I'll check in later to tell you if their is actually any order to this city's chaos and put some pics of my adventures.

The only major problem with the city is the blocked Facebook site :-(
krikey, sad as it is I'm pretty lost without my Facebook world!

So, I'm off now to discover Ho Chi Minh City a little more and will try find my way to the hotel pool.

kisses 'n' smiles from me xx ;-)

Sunday, 11 December 2011

glitter 'n' Christmas in the tropics...

"It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas"...but really it does not feel like Christmas time.  I'm sat here blogging away and wearing shorts, the weather in Singapore today is around 32 degrees :-)  Yes, it is the usual December weather for Singaporeans.  A Brit's idea of December weather though is a time for a new hat 'n' scarf, some thick socks 'n' gloves! 

I think childhood memories mould us into how we picture Christmas for life?  Here's some very different Christmas time weather....which one says "Christmas Time" to you?

The memories I have which says "Christmas Time" to me are of getting up on a frosty and often snowy morning at 4.00am (yes, very excited I was :-) to see if 'the man in the big red suit' had been ;-)I'd sit there opening goodies with the Christmas lights twinkling.  After getting all wrapped up in hat, scarf, gloves 'n' boots I would go, along with my parents, to visit my Aunt and Uncle.  I would time it just right to sit with my cousin and 'help' him open his goodies too...usually around 7am :-)  Ah...special 'n' perfect Christmas times spent with my family in Barnsley :-)

Barnsley Town Hall @ Christmas
What always makes me smile are Christmas decorations in all their twinkling glory :-)  They can be the "OTT brightest on the street" version or the "charming 'n' tasteful" version.  This year though, I've gone for a mixture of the two...  OK, a real tree in Singapore is available yes, but if I want to put it indoors at the beginning of December what would it look like by Christmas Eve?  So, I've gone for the tactastic, plastic 'n' very 'glitter covered' version with a blue and orange theme ;-)

Here too, there is a huge mix of 'OTT 'n' tasteful decorations -  here are a few pics from this amazing tropical island as we all prepare for the magic that is Christmas...

Orchard Road


Ferrero Rocher, Orchard Road

Marina Bay and Singapore Flyer

I'm off now to wrap some presents and pour myself a tiny Christmas Sherry ;-)

kisses 'n' smiles from me xx ;-)