Friday, August 27, 2010

Trialling New Job on Monday!

So today, I went for a long awaited facial at 'Delicacy', the Sothys facial salon at Ashfield Mall.


I have a teaching/administrative position which I will be trialling out on Monday in the Eastern Hills suburbs.


Knowing the nature of my work, it will be long hours starting from 6am, when I wake up, getting on the train at 7am, starting work at 8am, and ending at 5.30pm, with another hour trekking on the Sydney train back to home.


At least that is how I predict my work schedule will be like.


It wouldn't really fare well with my skin, and basically I'll be reorientating my body clock to wake up early, as opposed to my usual late night sleeps.


Anyways, wish me all the best at my new job. Pray that I'll perform well!

Friday, August 20, 2010

128 Faubourg: Rhubarb-Berry Velvety Treatment August E- Promotions

August E-Promotions!
Click on the photo for more information!

128 Faubourg: Complimentary Discovery Kit with RM500 purchase!

Complimentary Discovery Kit

With purchase of any Sothys products above RM500

COMPLIMENTARY - Discovery Kit worth RM379.

and special PWP prices!

Click on the picture above for more information!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

How to stop your friends and family ruining your diet

Taken from here. I've copied and pasted this here, as MSN has the practice of removing its posts after a period of time.

Posted By Gaby Leslie, Tue 17 Aug, 2010 04:16PM BST

One of the biggest obstacles to any weight loss plan is getting around the many subtle and not-so-subtle ways that family and friends may use to sabotage dieting.

The journey to shedding those excess pounds can be difficult and depressing, when a dieter requires support from friends and loved ones to help them along their way.

But a sudden change in lifestyle may intimidate others and they can react in different ways. For example, they may become insecure, jealous, unsympathetic and sceptical of a quest to lose weight.

One of the biggest obstacles to any weight loss plan is getting around the many subtle and not-so-subtle ways that family and friends may use to sabotage dieting.

While they may not be aware that they are doing it, the tactics used by those closest to you could be the potential downfall of your efforts to lose weight.

Do you constantly worry about falling prey to temptation? Like when a pushy mother-in-law lays on the guilt when you refuse a second slice of her home-made cheesecake? Or a friend force-feeds a fattening dessert down your throat at a restaurant?

When your nearest and dearest pressure you into eating more, you drift between wanting to please them and not wanting to consume unnecessary calories.

So what can you do to silence food pushers?

Here are 10 handy tips for dealing with forceful food-pushers:

1) Pair your refusal of the food with a compliment. For example, say “I’d love some cheesecake, but I’m so full from the delicious chicken parmesan that I can’t eat another bite

2) Say no! If a slice of pie or a second helping of potatoes will ruin your diet, just flat out refuse it. If the person trying to serve you is offended, just remind them how much you need their support to meet your healthy lifestyle goals.

3) Be firm. Don’t succumb to peer pressure. If you've said you're not ordering dessert, stick to it. Giving into the "go on, it won't hurt" crowd will just make people think that you want to be talked into it.

4) Give away your goodies. You might have ended up with enough chocolates for your birthday to keep you on a permanent sugar high for the rest of the year. Stash any large boxes somewhere safe, and take one with you when seeing friends to share them out.

5) Don't let every social occasion revolve around food. It's great to eat together, but if that's all you and your friends do, try suggesting an active event: bowling, ice-skating, even a trip to a theme park.

6) Going out for drinks with friends? Stick to diet drinks or fresh fruit/vegetable juice without added sugar. Alcohol is very high in calories and can prevent you from making healthy food choices. Cut your calories by half by cheating with a diet gin and tonic at only 50 calories.

7) When eating out with friends, try to sit away from the bread and butter. It is really easy to keep on munching on this without even realising while chatting with your friends.

8) Do you find yourself at your mother's or grandmother's for a Sunday roast? Why not offer to bring a salad, vegetable, or healthy dessert?

9) Perhaps you could spend some extra time in the gym, go for a jog or skip a treat the next day if you feel like you have overindulged.

10) If friends and family express judgmental feelings, the first thing you should do is realise that these statements are more about their own feelings of inadequacy. Try not to take it to heart. Instead, focus on the fact that you are doing something healthy for yourself.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

128 Faubourg: Limited Edition Duo Milk & Lotion.

August Limited Edition Promotions.

For Malaysian Sothys fans,

Purchase SOTHYS retail above RM480 (P.W.P)

get your Limited Edition Duo  Milk & Lotion (400ml) at RM199 (n.p RM489)

* While Stocks Last.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Marie Claire Australia: Free Estee Lauder Pure Colour Gloss.

So I was at the mall on Thursday evening (shopping night in Australia, remember?!) and bought myself a new pair of shoes.. on the way home, I headed to the news agent and lo and behold, spying from the shelf where the rest of the women's magazines was a shiny lip gloss...

Marie Claire Australia
Ordinarily, Australian ladies magazines are not much to shout about.... (they really should learn from their asian counterparts how to boost sales..) 

Readers these days are more discerning than they used to be.. the only thing that could "sell" a magazine is the "goodie" that comes along with it.. and this one was the Estee Lauder one (which means "quality good brand".

 Estee Lauder Pure Colour Gloss (11- Passion Fruit Shimmer)
One of my korean mates told me she had to pay about 30,000 won for a lip gloss from Estee Lauder. So for AUD9.20 for the magazine and the Estee Lauder seems a pretty good buy.

There were a few other magazines offering lip gloss "goodies" but this was the only one that actually caught my attention anyways!

Friday, August 6, 2010

LUSH: Aromaco Deodorant *Mmmmm* Smells good. ^^

Ingredients:
Witchazel Infusion (Hamamelis virginiana), Propylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Chamomile Vinegar (Anthemis nobilis), Sodium Bicarbonate, Patchouli Oil (Pogostemon cablin), Perfume.
100g

Description:
Aromaco is our cooling, patchouli scented deodorant block based on an infusion of astringent witch hazel and chamomile vinegar. This has pong-bashing bicarb in it too. Use it on your feet, your armpits and anywhere else you want to keep smelling fresh and lovely. We add plenty of patchouli oil, which is cooling on the skin, is rumoured to sharpen the wits and acts as an insect repellent; not bad for a deodorant.

So I got this from Queen Victoria's Building (QVB) on Monday evening. Been meaning to get it, but just haven't had the opportunity to head down .. heh.

About AUD12.20 for 114grams.

Been using it for a few days.. and I actually just left it on the dressing table unwrapped (I hope it doesn't get oxidized or anything!) and the scent from the deodorant bar enveloped my room.  Maybe because it's winter, and the air is cool and still.  It smells really good!

Anyone else used it before? How effective it is compared to the Kiehl's deodorant? Care to share?

Won a Dermalogica Pack from Skincare Store!

So I joined this Treasure Hunt lucky dip at Skincare Store last week, and they sent me this email yesterday!

SkincareStore would like to thank you for entering our Treasure Hunt last week! We have already confirmed our first 15 winners and sent them their packs, but we are really excited to announce that you have made it to our 2nd prize offer!
~Congratulations!!!!

You have won the Dermalogica Essential Pack which contains the Dermalogica Gentle Cream exfoliant and the Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution 250ml.
If we can please ask that you reply to this email with your postal address and we will send you pack out shortly.

Thank you once again for taking the time to participate, there are more exciting events coming soon!!

Kindest regards,
SkincareStore Team :)

Sorry guys, but treasure hunt valid only in Australia! *waits impatiently for the prize in the mail now!*

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ella Bache: Bonus full size Moisture-Bath Hand Renew

Are your hands feeling dry and damaged and in need of a little tender love and care?


This month at Ella Baché when you purchase any two skincare products, you will receive a full size bonus Moisture-Bath Hand Renew cream.

This deliciously scented and rich in melon, shea butter and babassu oil, is a fine non-oily textured hand cream which absorbs quickly into the skin to soften, protect and moisturise. It repairs and renews leaving hands hydrated and revitalised! This offer is available in store from the 2nd August and we look forward to seeing you. Don't forget to enter our competition where you can win 1 of 10 Moisture-Bath Hand Renew cream products.

Bonus full size Moisture-Bath Hand Renew 100ml, valued at AUD59 when you purchase two or more skincare products.*

Keep your hands nourished during the drying winter months with Ella Baché Moisture-Bath Hand Renew cream.

Deliciously scented this non-oily, moisture rich, anti-aging hand cream absorbs swiftly into the skin to soften, protect and mosturise.

For skin good enough to eat book a complimentary Skin Diagnosis with your Ella Baché Therapist today.

*Offer ends 30.08.10 or while stocks last. Limit one per client.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

David Jones: Natio Eight-Piece Gift.

Natio Eight-Piece Gift.
Exclusively at David Jones.
Your gift contains:
Extreme Volume Mascara 15ml, Ultra Shiny Fruit Gloss in Cherry 15ml, Daily Protection Face Moisturiser SPF 15 100g, Antioxidant Hand & Nail Cream 100g, Spa Pep-Up Body Cleanser 30ml, Ageless Dual Action Cleanser & Exfoliator 20ml and Ageless Hydrating Mask 20ml presented in a cosmetics bag.


STEP UP GIFT (pictured above).

Also, spend AUD49 or more** on Natio products and receive an additional bonus gift valued at AUD23*. Your gift contains full-sized Moisturising Lip Balm, full-sized Eye Contour Wrinkle Cream and Rosewater & Chamomile Gentle Skin Toner 30ml.

For Natio, there’s no other store like David Jones.

^One per customer.
*Valued by Natio.
**In one transaction.

David Jones: Your Lancome Gift Exclusive

Receive your exclusive nine-piece luxury gift† valued from AUD190** when you spend AUD70 or more^ on Lancôme.

MAIN GIFT† (pictured above)
Your Lancôme gift includes Color Fever Lipstick in 312 Rose 2.2g, Lancôme Star Bronzer 3.5g, Génifique Youth Activator 5ml, NEW Trésor In Love Eau de Parfum 5ml and the NEW Hypnôse Precious Cells Mascara 2ml.

You will also receive a three-piece skin solution sample of:
Hydrates: HYDRA ZEN Day Cream 15ml, Night Cream 15ml, Eye Cream 5ml (not pictured)

or
Firms: RENERGIE LIFT VOLUMETRY Day Cream 15ml, Serum 10ml, Eye Cream 5ml (pictured in main gift image opposite page)

or
Replenishes:
ABSOLUE ßx Day Cream 15ml, Night Cream 5ml, Eye Cream 5ml (not pictured).

BONUS GIFT† (pictured right)
Spend over $120 on Lancôme and receive this exclusive Limited Edition Color Design full-size trio lipstick*

Each gift comes with an exclusive pink Lancôme bag.

† Unless otherwise stated, bonus offers and gifts are limited to one per customer and available while stocks last. If the purchased item is returned, the bonus or gift must also be returned or its value will be deducted from the refund. **Valued by Lancôme.
^ In one transaction. Available while stocks last until 22/08/10. Lipstick and blush shades may vary. Not available in conjunction with any other offer.
* Bonus Limited Edition Color Design trio lipstick only available at Elizabeth Street, Bourke Street Mall, QueensPlaza, Rundle Mall and Hay Street Mall.

David Jones: Jurlique Skin Replenishing Gift valued at AUD125.

Your Jurlique Skin Replenishing Gift valued at AUD125. Exclusively at David Jones.
Receive your Skin Replenishing Gift valued at AUD125 when you purchase any two facial skin care products from Jurlique.

Your gift contains: 
- Daily Exfoliating Cream 40ml, 
- Rosewater Balancing Mist 30ml; 
- and Purely Age-Defying Night Lotion 40ml. 
It also includes a sachet sample of the NEW Herbal Recovery Eye Cream and an exclusive preview of the Herbal Recovery Night Cream (not pictured).

One gift per customer. Subject to stock availability. Valued by Jurlique.
In one transaction. Limited time only, while stocks last. Excludes gift sets.

Priceline Pharmacy: Lucky Dip up for grabs!

Spend 50 AUD or more between 5th- 13th August 2010 and claim your winning ticket!

Lucky dip delivers one of the following fabulous prizes:
*Travel Voucher
*Voucher for weekend getaway
*Day spa package
*Movie ticket
*Pamper voucher
*Yoga session
*Pilates session
*Voucher for museums, theme parks, wildlife parks or other attractions
*Personal trainer voucher

HOW TO CLAIM:

1. *To qualify for this offer and have a chance to win, spend $50 or more in one transaction in any Priceline or Priceline Pharmacy (excluding prescription and gift voucher purchases) between and including August 5th and August 13th 2010.
2. Upon a qualifying purchase, you will be provided with a coupon with a unique code. Enter the unique code on-line at: priceline.com.au by 31st August 2010 to see which reward you have won.
3. Once your reward has been revealed on the website a form will be displayed for you to enter your name, 5 digit Priceline receipt number, email address, and contact details. You will then be required to select your preferred venue from a drop list. The venue selected by you cannot be changed once submitted.
4. Once the form is submitted by following the on-line instructions, you will receive an email (to the nominated email address specified in the form) within 7 working days with a voucher outlining details of your preferred venue, contact details and conditions of use.
5. To redeem all vouchers (excluding cinema & free day out vouchers), print the voucher and call the venue to pre-book. All bookings must be made by the 31st October 2010.
6. In the event that you do not have access to a computer, please contact our customer service centre on 1300 88 44 11 Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm (EST).

Link to Priceline website page.

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