Saturday, 22 December 2007

MarbellaStyle Featured in Coutorture!

In case you've missed it, MarbellaStyle has been featured not once but twice as Coutorture's Must Read for the Day. To Sarah and Julie, the brains (and beauties) behind the fabulous website, thanks very much for taking notice of our humble shrine. Isn't it nice to be part of something, ladies? It's like being in the girl scouts again, or the cheering squad in high school or the debating class in college...all of which, I was part of. I miss all of them in a way sometimes. Now that I am a fully grown adult, I am not part of any community clubs or groups anymore not even the single women's club of some sort in our neighbourhood. The campings are gone except for the sleepovers at girlfriends' houses after a big fight with the boyfriend, the cheerleading is limited to my niece's school programs, and the debating evolved into confrontations with bosses, boyfriends and sometimes, angry mom.Being a part of a massive community of beautiful people, smart bloggers and fashionistas all around the world, like COUTORTURE , is something that I am very proud of. It inspires me to work harder with this blog and do better each day.

Anyway, stop the drama. To all my wonderful readers, please check out for your daily dose of beauty, fashion, style and more!

To view their feature on MarbellaStyle, click here and here.


Miss J.

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Smells like Christmas

So What's Your Scent this Christmas? Here are my top picks for this season and for the year the come. I love perfumes but I don't want to shell out 50-100 euros everytime I pass by PRIMOR and become whimsical as a child. So to my friends who don't have any idea on what to give me this Christmas, here's a hint and this entry would be in your inbox tomorrow along with your daily dose of spams like low cost viagra (My girl-friends and I get these emails all the time! I guess we blame it all to Samantha Jones in that Sex and the City episode), heirs from non-existing countries who wish to transfer their billions of dollars into your account (keep it them to yourself, thank you very much) and computer software offers that you don't even know how to use or what on earth it is for.

About two days ago, I went to PRIMOR (again) and smelled everything my eyes fancied until I passed out and smelled like a Moulin Rouge girl.

Shiseido Zen---And I thought they are only good with make up. I was wrong. This perfume is fantastic too! A touch of citrus mixed with aroma of the legendary blue rose (Yup, you heard it right). Very elegant. Perfect for those intimate family and office parties.

Bvlgari Amethyste---This is the third and final fragrance from Bulgari's omnia line (the two previous ones were Omnia Original in 2003 and Omnia Crystalline in 2005). Although it is a summery fragrance, it is a mixture of different flower fragrances like iris and Bulgarian rose. Now I don't have any idea how an iris smell like neither do I know anything about Bulgaria and its roses but one thing I know---this perfume smell like a bit peppery, greenery and musky woodish with THAT flowery smell you cannot exactly name. The bottle is preciosa and the fragrance lasts (I reckon) up to seven hours. Amazing.

Narciso Rodriguez For Her

Wanna smell like a footballer's wife? Yes, a lot of them use this Spanish brand. How come? As the people from the blog, Bois de Jasmin write...
"Its sensual, yet innocent radiance serves as a perfect prelude to the woody drydown lit up by the vanilla and amber. Bathed in the voluptuous musky richness, the composition has a decadent feel of a silk dress, and even the slight sharpness that marks the EDT, perfectly conjures the sensation of rubbing raw silk against the cheek..."
Need I say more?

Daisy by Marc Jacobs
1. I love Marc Jacobs
2. I love the bottle
3. I love Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton.
4. Marc Jacobs has a boyfriend and I can't afford a Louis Vuitton suitcase so I will settle for this instead.

Kate By Kate Moss
Better than any Britney Spears perfumes.

Fuel For Life By Diesel
"These perfect gift items are available as a pocket chain--with refillable fragrance cartridge--for that edgy girl or guy on the go ($75) or the limited “Bling” edition 75 ml bottle--adorned in gilded chains and housed in a sleek black box--for the person who appreciates a supremely stylized present ($95). "...I was ecstatic to receive this email about Diesel's limited editions perfume so I rushed my way to the perfumeria to ask for it. Notes to an excited shopper: read your emails in full.
It turned out that this is only available in Diesel stores (which I don't know if we have any here on the coast), Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. I admit, I am a great fan of diesel jeans and I love their ad campaign on this new fragrance so I got a little bit carried away. I tested it though and I can say that all the hype and the massive media campaign is worth it. Just the right amount of fierceness of jasmine. Light and bubbly, it's a perfect day to day wear.

Happy Gift-Giving Everyone!

Miss J.


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