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Haul: Penhaligon’s Juniper Sling 

I first learnt about Penhaligon’s from Carrie’s post on The Cambelles and she was writing about Juniper Sling. I was intrigued by the brand and the way she described the scent so I went to sniff out the scent and really liked it. However, as a fragrance hogger whom doesn’t really use my scents everyday, I cannot validate spending so much on a perfume which I might not use at all.

Fast forward to two years later, I sort of cultivated a habit of using my scents daily which means my fragrances are finally put to good use. I realized that the sweet fruity scents that I used to love a lot doesn’t really appeal to me so much now.


I would say it’s by chance, that I decided to walk into Penhaligon’s a few days ago. And by luck, Juniper Sling is actually on a 50% sale and comes with its matching shower gel in a gorgeous vintage tin.

I didn’t exactly jumped into the purchase but instead took a tour in the shop and gave other scents a sniff. There was a couple floral scents which I like but doesn’t smells like something that will suit me as a person. Maybe it is just me but I feel that the fragrance that one wears represents the character of the person. And at the end of the day, I find that the Gin&Tonic inspired scent really sits well with me. I like how refreshing and unique the scent. Its a little spicy with just a tinge of sweetness.

I’ve been wearing it for 4 days straight now and I really love how the fragrance smells like on me. It is just nice and not too overwhelming.

Perharps the only bad thing about this is the longevity as it is after all, an EDT. I am quite ok with it and I find spraying the scent on the hair and clothes kind of help prolong the longevity.

I think I might have found my signature scent for now.

Do you have any signature scent that you feel best represent you? Share with me!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Jan 2015 Beauty Haul

I realized that it have been quite awhile since I blogged about my beauty hauls. I used to do that a lot and I kind of really miss doing it. So for 2015, I’m going to be blogging about my beauty haul every month. Stay tune to find out what are the beauty products that I picked up from the counters! This is by no means no good to my pocket but I’m really excited!

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First up is Fragrance! I’ve not purchased any new fragrance for the longest time as I have not been using my fragrances. Now, I try to use a different fragrance weekly to give some love to all my fragrances. Which gave me an excuse to shop for a new fragrance. Haha. I actually wanted to buy the Scandalous scent from Victoria Secrets as it is my kind of scent. Sweet, with a little muskiness to it. But on the day when I actually went down to the store to purchase, the sales assistant let me try their limited edition scent and I got hooked. So I ended up buying the VS Bombshell Pink Diamond. I’m a sucker for all things limited edition and I really like the scent too. It’s quite different from my usual scent but I think it’s a refreshing change. The top notes are of Pink Grapefruit and Passion Flower which makes it a very fruity and refreshing scent. I love how the bottle is so bling and pink and cute! I got this at $109 for the 50ml bottle and it is only available in the 50ml bottle as it is after all, limited edition.

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I saw on MakeupStash’s instagram that Hakuhodo have a permanent counter at Takashimaya so I went over to take a look as I am thinking to get a lip brush. I ended up getting three brushes from them, a lip brush, brow brush and a gel liner brush. These brushes are from their more affordable range. If I’m not wrong the brushes I got are of horse hair and synthetic mixture. I could not recall and can’t find the exact match on the site. I spent a total of $95 for these three brushes. I don’t have the individual prices as they do not have tags on them. But I’m pretty sure the lip brush is $39.

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I also went to check out Chanel’s Spring Collection as I was attracted by the Camelia prints blush. Sadly the blush was out of stock but I was told by the BA that it was nothing special and the prints will go off after a few uses. I ended up getting the La Romanesque lipstick which is a lovely bright fuchsia pink. And this is my first Chanel LipStick! Chanel lipsticks are going at $46 a piece by the way. Can’t wait to do a look with this lip color and just nice my skin is finally healing from the purging process from the skincare I’m currently on.

And that’s it for my beauty haul for January! Can’t wait to shop for the next beauty haul. I’m currently eyeing some liners and waiting for the new lip products from Shu Uemura. Not sure if I’ll get anything but it all have to wait till I’m at the counter to do some swatching! But one thing for sure is that I’ll definitely be buying a lot more makeup this year, so stay tune!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Season of Joy Giveaway: DKNY Fragrance Sets

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Hi all! Today’s giveaway is to make you smell good! Other then the skincare and makeup, we need to be sure we smell good too!

 

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DKNY have kindly sponsored three holiday sets to be given away to three lucky readers of mine!

I have previously review the DKNY Be Delicious Empire Apple fragrance which is the same as the original DKNY Be Delicious in the green packaging! I like how refreshing and not over the top the scent is. It’s one of my to go scent when I want to smell good and fresh and not too overwhelming sweet. Plus I like how it really last the whole day, which kept me smelling nice and fresh! For those who prefer a more floral scent, the Fresh Blossoms variant will be a good choice!

If you have yet to try DKNY fragrances, this is a good chance to win one of these lovely fragrance and fall in love yourself!

The holiday sets includes the EDT in a 30ml bottle which is really handy for travel. Also it comes along with a body lotion of the same scent. The Golden Delicious one comes with a shimmering body lotion.

As usual, to stand a chance to win one of these DKNY holiday sets, you simply have to be a follower on either my twitter/instagram (@joyceforensia) or am a fan on my FB Page!

To enter into the giveaway, leave a comment below for this blogpost stating your name, email (so I can contact you if you win), twitter/Instagram/FB ID. And also state which one of the three fragrance set you will like to win.

The three DKNY sets are Be Delicious (green), Be Delicious Fresh Blossoms (pink), Golden Delicious (gold).

*This giveaway is only open to those residing in Singapore. This giveaway will end 25th December 2359HRs.*

Check out the other Season of Joy Giveaway!

Nuxe – http://joyceforensia.com/2014/12/18/season-joy-giveaway-day-2-nuxe/

BellaBox – http://joyceforensia.com/2014/12/21/season-joy-giveaway-december-bellabox/

 

Good Luck!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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Vanity Trove 3!

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My 3rd Vanity Trove that I’ve hand picked myself!!

It’s definitely fun and exciting to be picking out your very own samples every time!!

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The Essential shampoo was a bonus item as per my previous trove. Now lets get on to the samples I’ve picked!

1. DrGL Collagen Essence
2. Jorubi Aloe Vera Gel
3. Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Cream
4. Biore Aqua Rich Whitening Cream
5. Bifesta Cleansing Lotion Moist
6. Blumarine Bellissima ETD 30ml

Let me know if you want any items to be reviewed and I’ll get it up as soon as I can!

Check out http://vanitytrove.com for more!

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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January and Febuary BellaBox

Today I’m going to show you what I’ve gotten in the Bellabox that I’ve received in Jan and Feb.

It had been a year since I received my very first BellaBox from the kind people there. There have been hits and misses but still, I’m pretty satisfied with the products I’ve received over the time.

Alright, on to the boxes now!
Here’s the content card for Jan box!

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And here’s the actual items!

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Personally, I like the items in Jan Box. It comes with a variety of items from haircare, skincare, fragrance and beauty tool.

Onto Feb box now!

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The actual items~

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I’m actually a little disappointed with Feb box. But I’m glad to see a new fragrance sample in the box as I love testing new fragrances.

I think it’s unavoidable that some boxes might not be up to satisfaction but Bellabox do have some awesome boxes. Hopefully March Box would be a better box!

Check out more info on http://Bellabox.sg

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

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