CNY Short Trip + Haul

♫ 张智成 - 你爱上的我

It's time to get back on track with my regular posts! *fingers crossed* Since it's Chinese New Year, we do the usual visiting relatives, eating lots of good food and receive 'ang pao's. :D What's different this year is that we went down to Johor (in 2 cars, no less!) for a few days to visit our relatives there, and also headed  to Singapore for a 1-day trip. Of course, we had to stop by the newly opened and much talked about Johor Premium Outlets (JPO). It's practically located in the middle of nowhere. -__-"


The layout and building structures looked similar to the other premium outlets my brother went to in Japan. There were quite a few high-end brands there like Zegna, Burberry, Armani, Michael Kors, as well as other popular brands such as Coach, Levi's, Lacoste, Esprit, La Senza, Nike, Adidas, etc. Nice place to have a stroll, but the prices weren't really all that amazing. Granted, they are cheaper than the ones you get in their KL boutiques, but most of the brands I went into consisted of old stock at prices I could get during sales season anyway. My cousins also said that in the USA it was much cheaper. So.... not impressed. =/

We arrived in the evening. This was the only photo I took of the place.
Had a really late dinner with the relatives in Johor, and everyone slept at 1 a.m., lol. Entered Singapore around noon the next day and went to the Omni-Theatre (my dad loves the place), then had lunch in Tiong Bahru. After that, walked around Orchard Road shopping, shopping, and more (window) shopping.

Hauls from here further down ↓ in the post. :P
We parked in Ngee Ann City, so it was perfect - I could go to both Watsons and Kinokuniya! It was also really close to ION, where I have to get my takoyaki fix.

It was almost 10 p.m. when we arrived at Long Beach to have dinner. Black pepper crabs and crispy duck ftw! <3

One last look at the Marina Bay Sands before we leave.


Car enthusiast in me could not resist snapping a photo of this sleek navy Maserati. :D


Everybody was exhausted at the end of the day. Aunt and I came down with really bad flu the next day and could barely walk around, let alone endure the visits to various houses before the drive back to KL. >_< It was a great trip nevertheless, though a bit short and rushed. :)

Anyway, on to the stuff I managed to get!

The long-lusted pastel green Dolly Wink nail polish (S$ 12.90). I bought the Spring Heart eyeliner (S$ 7.90) because it came with a free Dolly Wink nail polish.

Revlon Top Speed nail polish (S$ 9.90 each) in 110 Pink Lingerie and 610 Lily. Super love the pastel colours! ♥ The Top Speed range isn't available in Malaysia yet. :(

Sheene mini powder compact (S$ 1.90 each). It's really small and cute; great size for a small bag or clutch.

Splurge buy! Steam Cream (S$ 25.90) in the limited edition tin "Nocturne". Been itching to get a tin after seeing it on Serendipity's website.

Finally, from Kinokuniya - super kawaii Uni Style Fit pens! These polka dot ones are limited edition refills (S$ 1.95 each) with a 0.38 point. They're not proper pens but refills, which you pop into the Style Fit multi pen case. Since they're click type retractable, I'll just use them as regular pens because I didn't wanna buy the casing, lol. *is a cheapskate*

So that's about it for now. I'll leave you with a couple of pics of the Revlon nail polish. Totally in love with the sweet pastels! ♥


15 comments

Shasha said...

aww nice haul!
I love your pink nail polish :)

Emm said...

I like the Revlon nail enamels...I have not tried these yet!


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saltvinegar said...

i have friends driving down all the way from kl just to go JPO.. padahal shopping in Singapore is so much better hur hur hur.. and i sort of guessed you'd blog about steam cream! Did u visit the Lush store or see any China glaze in Watsons?

Nath said...

Glad that you had fun @ Singapore, Happy Chinese New Year~

LauraLeia said...

Shasha: Thank you! :D I love it too. ;) But then, anything pink is right up my alley, haha~

Emm: You should definitely try them out if you can. Revlon is getting much much better these days. :D Will check out your giveaway as well!

saltvinegar: Hahaha, bad review also must go see personally mah. XD And agree, shopping in S'pore is so much nicer. I've only used a bit of the Steam Cream and it really works to moisturize my skin! I didn't get to visit the Lush store, but I did see China Glaze in Watsons. Was totally drooling at all the yummy cosmetics there. T___T Moneh no enuff though. :(

Nath: Thank you! ^^

Hilda Milda™ said...

Never knew you were into nail polishes as well, those pastels shades are really lovely (:

Jessy said...

love the colors=)is it very watery?

LauraLeia said...

Hilda: I think most people love pastel shades, hehe. :D I don't want to scare my readers with my nail polish obsession, LOL. My nail polish stash is actually larger than my (other) cosmetics put together. 4 huge plastic containers and still counting! XD

LauraLeia said...

Jessy: Well, for some reason, the purple one the texture/consistency was perfect, not too watery or thick, but the pink one was slightly more watery. Overall it's pretty easy to apply, and really does dry quite fast. :D

Henry Tan said...

your post reminded me that I haven't post my Sg trip during christmas! LOL

Camy said...

the nail polish's colour look real great!!!

FiSh. ohFISHiee said...

singapore during new year eh? is there a huge crowd around the malls? :)

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LauraLeia said...

Henry: Cepat post while you still can! I bet you have lots of pretty Christmas in SG pictures. :D

Camy: IKR! Pastels are always great for nail polish.

FiSh: We started shopping around 2pm, but it wasn't all that crowded. Maybe because it was a weekday and also people were still busy going round visiting instead of shopping? Haha~ XD

Kimberly said...

Oh the steam cream! I went to Singapore during Chinese New Year, didn't see that design in Sasa, if not I'll definitely buy that, so pretty! Splurge indeed. Is it good? =)

LauraLeia said...

Kimberly: It's not bad! :) I don't use it every day though, coz I'm trying to use up some other moisturizers i have at the moment. You can get Steam Cream from Stardust Studio at Fahenheit88 now.:D