The Geeky Rabbit: September 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

hello kitty x mamegoma plush toy

I was out and about running some errands when I came across this version of Hello Kitty dressed in a seal costume. I've always adored Hello Kitty stuff (clearly from my many posts devoted to the mouth-less feline). I wasn't expecting to get any new Hello Kitty plushes but this one certainly caught my attention, and I had to get it since it's super rare!

Friday, September 28, 2012

DIY inspiration: cat ear hairband

I recently got a cat ear hairband, and I love how it looks! There are many places that sells such hairbands. I've seen it in yellow gold, rose gold and silver. It comes with pearls or crystals. Personally, I picked the silver hairband with clear crystals.

This hairband made me feel pretty inspired to do a DIY of it, and make a more customized version of the hairband. I've got some ideas, so hopefully I will be able to get it done over the weekend.

I love how the hairband looks. It's quite classy with the crystals, so I think it'll look great with dresses. I haven't tried it with casual get-ups, but personally I'd wear it for more fun parties. It's not something I'll wear on an everyday basis.

Watch out for the DIY tutorial soon!


Thursday, September 27, 2012

peplum belt pairings: outfit inspiration

Image source: net-a-porter

Peplums have been all the rage this season, and as featured earlier, I'd gotten myself a peplum belt. You can think of a peplum belt as a detachable peplum for tops or dresses that don't have peplums. Peplums are great for everyone. It can hide any tummy fats, or serve to accentuate the curves if you have a tiny waist. It's easy to work a peplum to suit your wardrobe! I chanced upon some stock photos of the Etro leather peplum belt. They have it in red and black, but both are sold out. Nonetheless, the looks provide a good inspiration!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

a little rabbit on my mooncake

In the spirit of the impending Mid-Autumn Festival, I've been indulging in different mooncakes, and this one is by far my favorite. It has a cute bunny on the top of the mooncake. This is actually the liquor-ed mooncake from Bakerzin, and I managed to get it at a huge discount.

Looking forward to the festivities this weekend!


Saturday, September 22, 2012

new discovery: BCBG Max Azria peplum belt

Image Credit: BCBG

Peplums have been all the rage recently, and I just discovered this belt from BCBGMAXAZRIA. Actually I'm not very sure how the brand name goes- based on the company website it's actually 3 words, but on the tag and my receipt it's just one word. I picked this up and I've been loving the look! 

Kate Spade x Cosmopolitan Hong Kong

The September 2012 issue of Cosmopolitan Hong Kong had been flying off the shelves, and I was lucky to get my hands on it. I didn't get it when it was first released as the few copies that hit the shelves of Kinokuniya were sold out the minute the store was open (and I got there too late!). I picked up my copy during the sea shipment of the magazine and I'm pretty pleased! It comes with the highly coveted Kate Spade pouches. More photos and review after the jump!

review of mason pearson mixed bristle brush, with care tips

I've been using my dear Mason Pearson brush for the past week, and so far it's been really good! The brush comes with a really helpful leaflet, and I'd love to share the care tips here. They'd be really useful for maintaining other types of boar bristle brush too!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

h&m metal hair cuffs in pink!

I suppose hair cuffs are still trendy these days. I started to notice them and got my own dose earlier this year, and I realized that H&M has been rolling new variations every other month. Now spotted in the local store: pink hair cuffs!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

how to make normal nail polish look like gel

I love the look of gel nail polish, but I didn't want to invest in the tools to do gel nails. Moreover, gelish can be pretty high maintenance due to the removal process. My nails grow very quickly, so I'm not so inclined on trying gelish. I've devised a little trick to make normal polish look like gel! More tips after the jump!

Monday, September 17, 2012

essence cosmetics in singapore: review of what I got

Recently, I got to know about essence cosmetics, and I showed some brochures in the entry here. I managed to pick up lots of essence goodies recently, and I'm really excited about the products that I managed to find! The stuff sell out really fast, as I mentioned, so I was so happy to be able to what I wanted! More of the detailed product description after the jump!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Samantha Thavasa x With lanyard/card case

I'm a huge fan of Samantha Thavasa (ST), and I love the cute, girly products. I recently picked up the October 2012 issue of With magazine, Japan edition. It came with a lovely pink/peach ST lanyard and card holder. I love how the lanyard looks! 

trying out different darkness eyelash glue

There's actually 3 different types of Darkness eyelash glue available, and I got 2 different kinds to try them out. I gave the other variant a pass because I don't really like the squeeze tubes. I decided to get the premium glue in black and the non-premium one in white. Here's a short comparison of the two different eyelash glues.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Reliving childhood memories- Hello Kitty Vinyl Wallet

I wasn't expecting to find anything Hello Kitty when I was buying milk from the local convenient store 7-11, but I realized that there was actually a whole display of Hello Kitty merchandise! There were lots of plush key chains, some plasters and wallets. I got one for myself, and it really reminds me of my childhood days.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Getting my first Mason Pearson brush

I've read so much about the Mason Pearson brush in various magazines, and for years and years it has entered the beauty product ranks that various magazines publish. One of the most memorable list that I remember is the Instyle Best Beauty Buys, and the brush had been featured on the magazine for so many years! According to this, the brush is the best paddle brush since 2005. Mason Pearson isn't available in Singapore, hence it's impossible to get it in stores. I've read on forums that some ladies do get it direct from hair dressers, but since I don't have a regular hairdresser, that isn't an option for me. It took a lot of research, and I finally got my own brush!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New discovery: essence cosmetics in Singapore

Recently discovered this brand in Watsons. I realized that it's only available at a few exclusive outlets, hence it's not a mystery why I've never noticed the brand! It's not sold at the Watson's store that I frequent. The brochures that I found at the counter were lovely and colorful! There's lots of products shown inside. This time round I only picked up one item, and I'm looking forward to try more!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sanrio Nanoblocks at Comic Con

I chanced upon the booth that was selling nanoblocks and I decided to pick one up. The Sanrio ones were flying off the shelves, and by the time I got to the booth about five minutes after the show opened on the first day, the Hello Kitty one was sold out! I decided to pre-order the Hello Kitty Set. Would take about 2 weeks to arrive, which was ok with me since I'm pretty busy these days I might not lay my hands on building the figurine immediately.

Monday, September 3, 2012

tokidoki at comic con

Over the past weekend of September 1 and 2, 2012, I was at the Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC). I showed some snippets of the stuff I saw in the previous entry, and I'll be sharing on more stuff over the next few days! Today's feature shall be on tokidoki.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Day 1 of STGCC

The time of the year that I've been anticipating for the longest time! This week, the STGCC or Singapore Toys, Games and Comic Convention is held at the Marina Bay Sands. Since I've the tickets for the event, I'm intending to spend my whole weekend there. As seen, my favorite artiste, Simone Legno, has a booth there. I already have lots and lots of tokidoki merchandise, and I managed to snag some of the new stuff!