When I saw Crabtree & Evelyn GWP for the purchase of RM250 a few weeks ago is the angpow pouch set, I wanted that! The only problem is I don’t have anything to buy from Crabtree & Evelyn. I do have the thought of impulse purchase something from the store just to get this set. Then I remember Jenny; the eBay seller that I deal with from time to time. So I begin stalking her selling page a few times a day. Hey I’m not a stalker but just don’t want to let this set grab by other people :D
On Tuesday morning I reached office late due to a massive jam. I only have half an hour to enjoy my coffee before rushing off for a back-to-back meeting outside. While sipping my coffee I decided to take a look at Jenny’s eBay selling page. To my delight she listed the Crabtree & Evelyn Red Packet Holder + Red Packet Set! That’s not all. Here’s what was in my parcel.
Ahhh the Crabtree & Evelyn Red Packet Holder + Red Packet Set (RM20). It comes with a holder and it’s HUGE. I didn’t expect the holder to be as huge as a clutch size. It’s made from suede material on the outside while satin lining on the inside. Absolutely love the “chinese” feel of the pouch. The flower embroidery on one side of the pouch is exquisite. I love the chinese frog button on both sides. Here is what I learnt from google on chinese frog button. Hmmm interesting.
Chinese frog buttons, also know as Huaniu, are the necessity to mostly all cheongsam. The knotted head is regarded as male and the pair with an eye, female. Huaniu represent the soul of the cheongsam and provide a distinctive Chinese character. They are the product of thousands of years of traditional knotting craft and the designs and compositions vary from the plain to intricate.Traditional designs include floral, animal and insect motifs, and auspicious symbols, such as pomegranates and the Chinese character ‘shou’ , signifying fertility and longevity. Most Huaniu on cheongsam are designed to match the pattern of the fabric and the color of the braided trim on the collar cuff and hem.
In the set there’s also 10 pieces of red packet included. It’s very pretty and thick too. I love red packet. I’m a collector so every year I’d go crazy with it. But my collection is too huge and too much so this year I cut down quite a lot. I only choose those that I like to keep :)
Another item that I’m happy to spot is Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder (RM28). I’ve just get the hang of using this powder. It’s alright and affordable too. This one would be my backup. Oh and keep an eye on the blog cause my review on this powder would be up on Tuesday :)
Since I’m doing my makeup in the office nowadays I tried not to bring too many makeup with me to work. I prefer trial size mascara instead of full size so that I don’t have to take it out from the pouch I brought to work. Dior Diorsnow New Look Mascara (RM20) is said to delivers infinite volume and an unparalleled lash-multiplying effect with the new exclusive nano-brush. I haven’t have good experience with Dior mascara so hope this is better than the previous.
Yay!! I was given 2 pieces of Shiseido White Lucent Intensive Brightening Mask. Jenny is so generous. Thank you Jenny *hugs*
That’s not all. I was also given a Mid Valley MegaMall 2013 Ang Pows 13 pieces c/w Ang Pow Holder. So preeettyyy. My picture doesn’t justify the prettiness of the holder. There’s flowery print on the pouch actually. Just that the sunlight sort of glare my camera from capturing the print :(. Love it.
I knew you girls would be asking how to find Jenny in eBay. Here is her seller ID again – jjj*2008. It’s hyperlinked so either you click on the hyperlink as given or search in eBay. Meanwhile I’m going to save some moos (money) as I wanted to buy the SK-II Skin Signature Eye Cream set. The eye cream is retailing at RM339 at SK-II counter and Jenny is only selling it for RM228 with LOADS of SK-II freebies. And those Dior Capture Totale full size skin care is tempting!