Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Travel Set

It’s nice when people travel taking business class to a long distance country, and they do not want the free goodies. So it will be pass down to me instead. This one is like for 2015/2016 cause I know now Ferragamo came out with the new perfume (Signoria Eleganza) which I am happened to have a set too. 

Signorina, a lovely and chic Italian name that literally means young woman. Stylish, truly Italian, fresh and full of life.

The bright fizzy notes of currant spiced by fresh pink pepper bring their joyful, cheeky character to green notes. A generous dewy floral heart is composed of elegant jasmine, pink peony and rose. Spontaneous and delicate sweetness of pannacotta together with soft musks and intriguing woody patchouli notes offer a racy Italian elegance and an unexpected addictiveness.

I like it. It’s a nice scent. Feminine. Gentle. But the first spray is quite strong. It’s just that the scent is rather on the soft side. It’s perfect for daily and morning when you don’t have a plan. 

The hand lotion is alright. The scent is there. But I just don’t really like it. I guess it’s travel size but it’s still not small enough. Cause this is kind of chubby. The lotion also doesn’t take fast to sink in. But it’s alright especially when you are on the plane. 

The lip balm is a white balm. It’s the same as the Attimo one. I guess it’s just something you can use on the plane without drying your lips. I don’t like it and the scent wasn’t there. But I can imagine if your are up there in the cabin without a balm. You will be fine with having this. 

Jurlique Rose Hand Cream

This is so nice. It’s not plastic like the one given on SQ and this is 15ml instead of 5ml. I prefer the Rose scent as it’s quite subtle. It feels nicer on the skin. Very feminine and gentle that kind of feel. 

I like that it’s not sticky at all. It absorb into the skin almost instantly. I like that it’s small and it’s easy to use. Yah, that’s about it. The size of 100ml is about $39 I think. So it’s actually quite pricey. 

Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash & Balm 

These smells really really good. It has the mandarin scent. So it’s very fresh but it has other scents too making not so fruity. It’s quite a good blend of scents. The hand wash is typical. So nothing much except I enjoy it. For the balm, a little is all you need. I find that one pump is too much. It takes time to sink in. It’s very moisturising, so I find that it’s too much for a simple hand cream. But if it’s something you use before bed time, it will be just nice. 

Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream

This smells exactly like the lip balm. It’s not a scent I like. But I’m used to it. It’s very citrusy. It’s a good hand cream. Easily absorbed and helps keep your hand rather soft. I can see why this is a favourite for a lot of people. If it is not cause of the scent, I can see that this will be a fav too. I mean it’s just light and easy to use. The cap also easily open and close. I got nothing else to say, except ya good hand cream. 

Trilogy Handbag Heroes

Got this for Christmas. It’s a very nice small trio set with a cute small makeup pouch. It’s smaller than my iPhone plus. So it has a Rosehip Oil Antioxidant, Ultra Hydrating Hand Cream and Rosehip Oil Lip Balm. 

The lipbalm has peppermint in it, so its quite nice. It is a clear oily rather liquid-like balm. It is 7ml, so really good decent amount. It makes your lips rather shiny. So it can be used a clear gloss I guess. It’s not bad, helps prevent chapped lips during cold weather, but it doesn’t exactly heal them if you have cracked lips. 

The oil is ulti purpose. I guess the main purpose is to actually use them as a moisturiser. Like a touch up on the go, if your face start to get dry. I don’t really like the smell. It takes time to get used to it. It is only 2.5ml, but a little goes a long way. It has like a little pump, so that’s nice too. In the end, this can only be used for cold weather. Or basically for people with dry skin. I still keep it in my bag, cause it’s just cute to have around. 

The hand cream is 20ml. It has the scent of Cethaphil with a hint of orange. A bit weird, cause I don’t like the sweet orange smell. But the “medicated” scent helps making this better. It’s a thick cream as in it seems light until you try to spread it out to your hands. It just seems to sink into the skin so quick that you have to apply more. But it’s good. It means that the product get absorb into the skin and not just grace the surface. Takes a minute to dry, then it leaves your hand feeling really soft. It’s quite good for dry hands. Just the waiting time. So, use this only when you know your hands will be free for at least a minute. 

Overall, I think the set is catered to people who lives in colder country. But still a good mini set to have handy in your bag. It’s not that cheap though. I think it’s about $40. 

VS Ravishing Love Hand and Body Cream

This is quite average thick but easily blend into the skin. It’s a very nice scent. A bit mature and sensual. A blend of blackberry and lilac. It takes sometime for it to sink into the skin. The one thing I don’t like is that it takes forever to finish the whole tub. I guess that’s good, but I just get bored by it. 


Harnn Oriental Rose Hand Balm with Coenzyme Q10

This is made in Thailand. 25g. Not sure if it’s a Thai brand but I love it. It’s just a tube that has to be punctured before use. So that’s a great way to ensure new product. The cream is light and it smells lovely. It is rose, but not so overpowering. I like it. I think I am really getting into the rose scent. Cause I’m now ok with the scent of roses unlike before. But I guess maybe it’s the roses that doesn’t stink as much. Anyway, the best part about this is that it sinks into skin really fast. Like magic. I’m so impress. I think it’s the best hand cream in the world so far. A lot of lotion sink into the skin but not as fast as this. And it just doesn’t leave that sticky feeling. As if I didn’t put on any cream at all. I mean there is tiger fast and then there is jaguar fast, you know why I mean. So ya. Highly recommend this.  

Winterize Your Nails: The Julep Guide (Plus Mine)

I’ve been busy, I’ve been lazy, I’ve been keeping my nails plain for weeks. If you are my friend, you will know that is not me at all. Nonetheless, I’ve been ignoring nail care for awhile and that is not acceptable. Especially when I just starting to work and the number of people I have to shake hands with is a ton. Thankfully no one cares. I guess I mostly deal with people in the food industry, so having non-painted nails is not a big deal to them.

I would not have paid much attention until I saw an email by a representative of Julep. She brought me back to a time where I was still free to sit down and do whatever I want. I miss that and so I am going to balance my life between beauty, nail art and working adult stuff.

The first will be caring for your nails and hands. Julep call it winterize, I call it Monsoonize?! Okay, ignore that. Singapore doesn’t have winter, we only have sun or rain. Surprisingly, the weather had been cold these past few weeks though, so I guess that count. (Yes, 22 degree C is freezing to us.)


The Julep how-to, it’s simple enough right? But like me, if you don’t see Julep in your country, then you will need an alternative. So here is my guide:
If you have no time to do anything, bring along a small hand lotion. I like the mini Burt’s Bees Hand Salve. It’s small and really compact, the perfect thing to throw into your purse. You can apply this on the go. As in, anytime and anywhere.
It’s a solid product that melts on your hand. Feels quite oily at first but it’s really moisturizing on the hands. Really good for the cuticles too. Eventually it just looks like you got oily fingers, but you won’t feel the ickiness. From the tube it smells kind of minty, but not that strong and doesn’t really transfer onto the hands.

If you have a bit more time, then you should really do more.
Starting with trimming your fingernails. I mean if it’s winter, you’ll be wearing gloves most of time. It’s better to have shorter fingernails. I like to cut them with nail clipper, but still leaving an inch or so. Then I’ll file them using a glass filer, smoothing out the edges.

Then, I use Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover. Just apply on cuticles and under nail tips, wait 15 seconds and push back cuticles using an orange stick. Really love this. It’s easy to use and I find that it helps in getting rid of excess cuticles. They say it’s not good to get rid of cuticles completely. But my cuticles can be so messy sometime. So this really helps to keep them in shape.

Next I will always use a nail strengthener. The one I am loving is the Elianto one. Not only I find the bottle pretty, it’s a really good product. It dries fast, harden the nails, making them stronger and adds shine. So if you have no time for a manicure, just use nail strengthener or a base coat. Nails look so polish no one knows it’s actually a treatment.

Lastly, use a hand cream. At home, I am using Burt’s Bees Thoroughly Therapeutic Honey & Grapeseed Oil Hand Cream. Well I keep trying out new hand cream and I just happen to be using this at the moment. It’s good. Smells like honey, but I do find that it takes sometime to dry.

Now that you have learn the ways to care for your nails, I leave you with Julep’s winter collection.
Trending WInter Colors
Pretty huh!? Now if only I can try Julep nail polishes. Hopefully they will venture out to Singapore soon.