Monday, April 06, 2009

Shopping Spree

Didn't know when I became soo.... "girly" as my friend might say
This is what I bought today. Individually it is worth it but the whole price which I will see in the credit card bill later on, might make me regret and grumble for a little while. :p

Stila Cosmetic is closing in Malaysia and they are having a clearance sale from 70% below until their stock finishes or end of May (according to the sales lady). All the makeup brushes were sold from RM30-40. The powder brush (RM40) is no longer available. :(

Saw one of the customer being given the free gift (makeup brushes container) and also asked for one. I got one as a door gift during the Stila Makeup Workshop last time but my brother wanted it as a pencil container so I gave him. Now, I finally got my own.. :P

Tried ordering some stuff.. not sure will get them according to the saleslady - long list and limited stock. In the meantime, I have to tighten my expenses.. :P

First time spending so much on makeup! My friend reminded, "Make sure you use them!" Will do! :p

Just to highlight another positive side of makeup, an article in wrote this:

Putting on make-up 'could help prevent accidents'

The morning ritual of applying make-up could help elderly women avoid accidents, it has been claimed.

Researchers believe that the act of applying make-up could serve as a form of stretching exercise, improving people's balance and co-ordination Photo: GETTY

Researchers believe that the time consuming act of slapping on lipstick or applying blusher could serve as a form of stretching exercise, improving people's balance and co-ordination. A study led by the research communications director from the cosmetics giant L'Oreal found that older women who applied make-up in the morning stood straighter and had fewer falls than those who did not.

Dr Patricia Pineau, of the University of St Etienne in France, claimed that the findings could help prevent many debilitating accidents. Her team studied 100 women aged between 65 and 85 as part of a study originally intended to measure the effect of wearing make-up on self esteem. They were fitted with belts to measure their posture and given special insoles to test their centre of gravity.

The team concluded that those who wore even a small amount of make-up appeared to be more stable on their feet. "They held themselves differently to those who did not wear make-up," Dr Pineau was quoted as saying.

But the act of applying make-up can be dangerous in some circumstances.

A study carried out in 2006 found that the practice of applying make-up while driving is widespread. Observers carrying out spot checks on behalf of Direct Line, the insurer, recorded as many as five per cent of drivers drinking, reading a map or putting on make-up at the wheel.

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