Promo Code for (10 euros off!) – Korres, Apivita, Avene and other European skincare labels.

For Korres, Avene and Apivita skincare buyers, I’ve received and used this code on (a Greek website) that I’ve purchased a couple of times from in the past.

(KORRES sales on 10 € discount coupon EZCEX9 on orders over 55 €. Just enter it at checkout. Valid until 26/01/2014.

This site has reasonable prices for international buyers and the shipping prices are still ok for lighter items. It’s 15 euros for up to 1 kg and 27 euros between 1 – 2kgs. The code helps to offset the shipping for me :)

Check out the bundled gift sets for sunblock that come either with an after-sun cream or another tube/bottom of sunblock. Pretty good value for money.

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Still Bedazzled by Bezels

Moving from dangle bezel earrings, I’ve started using them in stud form as well, for an elegant, no-frills look. Here’re a few new ones which I’ll be putting upon Ebay shortly, all set in 925 Sterling Silver. They are around 10mm – slightly over 12mm large, depending on the stone and setting used.

I’ve also gotten hold of some frosted Czech Glass in funky shades, which give a more modern take.

This is a sampling of the earrings, with more on my Ebay listings at

Readers of my blog get 10% off by quoting “lipglossfriend” after bidding. For Singapore buyers, I only accept local bank transfers.

I can ship overseas and can accept Paypal, please contact me on Ebay for a quote or leave a comment with your email address on my blog. Overseas registered airmail shipping start at US$4.50 for the 1st item, with US$0.50 only for every additional.

I do have sterling silver bezel settings suitable for pendants (with or without chain) and bracelets. In the near future, I hope to offer bangles too.

Checker Cut Onyx


Rose Quartz


Blue Chalcedony (Quartz) not yet set

Amazonite not yet set


Carnelians not yet set

Yellow Czech Glass

Thanks for looking :)

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Sui Gemeris lovely semi-precious stone set jewellery is now up for sale!

I’ve started posting them on Ebay :) More designs and stones to follow. An etsy shop is also in the works.

Readers of my blog get 10% off by quoting “lipglossfriend” after bidding. For Singapore buyers, I only accept local bank transfers.

I can ship overseas and can accept Paypal, please contact me on Ebay for a quote. Overseas registered airmail shipping start at US$4.50 for the 1st item, with US$0.50 only for every additional.

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Sparkling New Pursuits…

Hi All,

Sorry, but I haven’t felt like blogging about skincare, perfume and makeup for the longest time. Not that I’m neglecting any of them, but I feel that there’s only so much I can discuss on them, before it all gets repetitive.

I’ve also been feeling very, very restless. Other than going away for short breaks (usually scuba diving), I’ve also taken up jewellery making. Or maybe it’s just the magpie in me coming to the fore :) I must admit, I enjoy making them more. A lot. Such that my collection at home is getting quite out of hand. It destresses me and takes my mind off work, to focus on something wholly different. As such, I’ll be putting them on sale as I really enjoy the thinking, selecting and making process.

I’m focusing on natural semiprecious gemstones in sterling silver setting, to provide for quality, yet affordable jewellery that will last. Not shiny plated bits that flake off or discolour soon enough. The supplies do add up to quite a pretty bit of moolah, so I’ll be limiting them to earrings and necklaces first. Oh yes, and pretty silver-plated bobby pins with gemstones. These are the only exception. In time to come and when sales pick up (fingers crossed!) I hope to provide yellow gold and rose gold filled metals as well, in addition to even pricier semiprecious stones. We’ll see about that.

Once I get in some new supplies, enough to set up an online shop (probably on Etsy and Ebay), I’ll update this blog again. Just in time to catch the Xmas season, I hope!

In the meantime, here’s a sampler :)

Sui Gemeries Creations

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Sale Alert: Sweet Anthem BOGO Jan 2013!

Last day to get in your purchases during one of Sweet Anthem’s very rare sales!

Out with the Old BOGO Sale

Every time the menu change happens, I always feel a little depressed. Losing a member of my fragrance line-up is like going through a bad breakup. I just want to cry a lot, eat all the ice cream, maybe get really drunk at least once, and watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer for a week while I avoid the world. I actually think this most recent menu change might have given me gray hairs. Ow, it hurt. But I’m better now – just like with that bad break up, I had a moment of catharsis and my world seems new and fresh, as if it is covered with new-fallen snow. Glistening and beautiful and full of possibility.

But before we get into good things… let’s talk about REALLY good things! Starting tomorrow (Wednesday 1/16) at 12pm PST, we’ll be having a pretty ridiculous BOGO 50% off Sale. Here’s the deets.

Out with the Old Sale

We’ve really outdone ourselves. Starting Wednesday (1/16) — THAT’S TOMORROW — at 12pm PST, you can enjoy the following:
  1. Buy any Sweet Anthem perfume and get 50% off any other perfume oil, solid perfume, or eau de parfum.
  2. Buy any Sweet Anthem perfume sample set and get 50% off any other sample set.
  3. Buy any Bespoke perfume and get 50% off any additional Bespoke perfume.
  4. Enjoy 15% off any of our brands, using the code “formylove” when you checkout.
  5. Enjoy 60% off already marked down overstocked items, including $3 5ml twists and $10 eau de parfums. Stock is very limited. They will be live in this section when the sale starts!

How to shop: To take advantage of the BOGO discount, you will need to click the “checkout” button on your shopping cart before you can add the 50% off items. You must have one of the qualifying items in your cart to take advantage of the deal.  You can go back to your shopping cart if you need to add anymore special instructions (i.e. notes for custom fragrances) before proceeding with the checkout process.
Valentine’s Day with ease: You can enter up to two additional addresses and we’ll send your gifts directly to your Valentines at no extra charge! Just tell us what needs to go where in the “special instructions” section of your shopping cart! <3
Fine print: The sale begins Wednesday, 1/16 at 12pm PST. The sale ends Saturday, 1/19 at 6pm PST. It is good in store and online, though availability in store may be subject to Wednesday and Thursday sale action. All items purchased during the sale will have guaranteed Valentine’s Day delivery for domestic customers. We’ll do the best we can for our international customers, but customs can sometimes squash our efforts. Our regular turnaround time applies to everything.

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