Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The Subtle Shimmer Giveaway Prize and other updates

Hi everyone! I know, I know, it's been a while since you heard from me. I've been out and about! I watched Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night (at Fort Canning Park) last week, and it was a really great show. Adrian Pang stole the show with his clownish antics as Feste, the fool, and his singing probably melted more than a few hearts. The set was also beautifully done, with "real sand" (as my friend was so fascinated by) on the left of the stage, near the prop of the ship.

Stage set of Twelfth Night at Fort Canning Park

The funniest moment in the show was probably poor Malvolio strutting out in cross-gartered yellow stockings. Tell me no one finds that even vaguely acceptable. I never knew how much fashion could offend, until that night. Then again, I've seen my fair share of fashion faux pas, but add yellow and you have a complete disaster.

In addition to that, I just watched The Avengers (courtesy of Nuffang Singapore) yesterday and am still reeling from the awesomeness. Oh Robert Downey Jr., my heart stopped when I thought you almost died. Oops spoiler alert.

Blog-wise, I'm currently working on this long post for my favourite perfume of the moment, so bear with me for a bit. I promise more posts really soon! Here's a short post about a giveaway I won. I was so glad when the prize arrived in the mail - I hardly have any mail for me nowadays given the horrendous state of my personal liquidity.

Recently, Susan from The Subtle Shimmer hosted a giveaway and I happened to be one of the lucky winners! I won Cult Nails Swanbourne, which seems to be a brown crème with golden glitter, and a ring hand-made by Susan with Ozotic 526, a black holo polish. What a wonderful prize; it really made my day.

Such lovely packaging to rival Cult Nails'

Susan wrapped everything in the brown packaging that reminds you of the burrito packaging of Cult Nails Swanbourne! She also included a tiny little name card with the contact references of her online store, Star Trinkets, that sells hand-made nail polish accessories. Lovely touch.

Cult Nails Swanbourne

Nail polish ring made with Ozotic 526

The nail polish ring, with a diameter of 20mm, is a little too big for my tiny fingers to handle, though the black holo is seriously stunning. I'll be swatching Cult Nails Swanbourne soon as I handle the huge backlog of swatching to do. I'm signing off for now, but be sure to check back for my post on my favourite perfume of the moment.

P.S. If you like honey and/or sweet summery scents, you're in for a treat.

Rachel loves sharing about the beautiful things in life from different perspectives. She writes on beauty and lifestyle in Cherchez Beauté , and does more abstract stuff on Antelune . When she's not writing, she's playing with her dog Holly, doodling and reading fiction. You can follow her on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .