Monday, 20 June 2011

Short hiatus

Apologies all for the lack of posts! I will be travelling from tomorrow until Saturday, and after that I will be heading to the lovely land of cheese and chocolate fondue (Switzerland, if you haven't guessed!) from 1-24 July. Between Saturday and 30 July, I will try to squeeze in at least 1 post, but my schedule is rather hectic, so no promises here... Also, I will try to update all of you with a travelogue of sorts when I'm in Switzerland, including many pictures and things to note in Switzerland. Normal posting of reviews etc. resumes when I'm back.

For those having your June holidays now, enjoy them before they end! Do something meaningful :)

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Cozycot Holy Grail Beauty & Fashion Awards 2011

Hi all! I'm still working on Part II of my 20 iPhone Photography Apps. Part I's here :) I promise it'll be up soon, along with more great posts like a review of Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm (a staple amongst women)!

Meanwhile, I thought I'd like to share this event with you. It's the annual Cozycot Holy Grail Beauty & Fashion Awards! What's so great about it? For one, you get to vote for your favourite beauty/fashion products and spread the joy with everyone else in Singapore! You also get to discover the products that other women here are raving about, and there are even reviews written for some of these products. To cast your vote for your favourite make up/skincare etc. products and fashion must-haves, click on the logo below and look on the top left of the cozycot website to see the Beauty and Fashion Award logos! Hurry, voting closes on 30 June 2011 :)

P.S. Share the above logo to stand a chance to win fabulous prizes (if you're one of the top 10 referrers!) Help me become one of the top 10 referrers by just clicking on the logo :) Thanks for all my readers for reading this blog! Your support is invaluable :)

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

DesignByHumans Shirts Review

written by owq

I just received 2 shirts bought during DesignByHumans’s (DBH) sale!

1. Drifting


The printing is mostly spot-on, and the blues have to be seen to be believed! Unfortunately, there’s a printing error near the bottom right of the shirt, but at least it’s not that discernible. As stated on DBH’s site, the print is a soft all-over one, so you can’t really feel the ink while wearing it – certainly a big plus in my opinion. However, they tend to use some adhesive on the inside of the shirt for such over-sized prints, which may take a few washes to be cleaned off.



Yep, this is just a tree with lots of details. I really like the art. Just like Drifting, this is another soft print, so you can’t really feel the ink. Perfect printing this time.

Tips for buying from them

1. Wait for their sales that usually occur every season, when prices go down to 15USD.
2. Use discount codes that you can find at
3. You can earn store credit by sending in photos of you wearing shirts you bought.

About their shirt blanks

Their blanks are usually made of a 50/50 cotton-polyester blend, so you can buy to size since they don’t shrink as much as 100% cotton shirts. However, they’re a bit longer for me than normal. They’re quite comfortable, though I still prefer the feel of 100% cotton.

What I like about DBH

They have bolder designs as compared to Threadless. I absolutely adore their all-over prints which spill over to the sleeves.

What I don’t like

There’s a watermark printed on the outer back of every shirt. I like the fact that it highlights the artist, but I don’t really like wearing advertisements :/


I’d rather they put this on the inside of the shirt and remove the tag, just like Threadless does.
Also, their shirts are quite pricey when there are no sales. Their international shipping is also quite expensive.

What is DBH?

A T-shirt community/competition site where you can submit and vote for designs to be printed. They have a new design every working day.

Here is my referral URL. Use it if you like.

14 June update: They're having a sale right now!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream Review and Pictures

I had heard good (and bad) things about this product and the brand it belongs to, so I decided to give it a shot and ordered 100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream through the local distributor (do check out the 100% Pure Singapore Facebook page) Read on to find out more about my experience with this delightfully scented au naturale eye cream...

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Vintage green purse

Who doesn't like accessories? I sure do! And that's why I'm going to be featuring some of my most-liked accessories and some possibly strange ones on Cherchez Beauté. I often buy quirky looking accessories without regard for the price - I meant the low, low prices I'm used to ;) But I'll admit that I feel a thrill of anticipation and excitement whenever I spot a cheaply priced bargain. Flea markets and vintage stores are right up my alley!

Today' accessory is a lovely vintage green faux-velvet purse, given to me by my lovely Aunt Kat. I have to admit, I've never used it before - it's really small and can barely hold more than an iPhone, but I love it all the same. The colour is very unique, and coupled with its brassy looking metal clasps and chain, adds to the vintage appeal of this lovely purse. I can just imagine toting it around to a garden party, coupled with a lovely summery dress or one with earthy brown and red tones. Pity there hasn't been any garden parties requiring my attendance.

 That's how small the purse is; it's only slightly bigger than my iPhone

Speaking of my iPhone... The picture above was taken when I had just gotten my Vintage top grain leather SGP iPhone 4 case a few months ago. It looks very clean, no? Well, not anymore. It has aged beautifully on the back (no doubt from countless times of holding it in my grubby paws) but the front is relatively patina-less except for a few splotches of darker colour. I'll be reviewing the case soon, so stay tuned!

The Face Shop Lovely ME:EX Nail Polish Remover Review

I'm sure everyone has used nail polish remover before and hated it. Whether because of the smell, or the fact that the nail polish just won't come off! Well, this nail polish remover from The Face Shop will change your mind; read on to find out :)

It looks absolutely lovely too!