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Strawberry Quartz perfume bottle

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Friday 9 June at 9.09 PM here in Perth, Western Australia, was the zenith of the “Strawberry mini Full Moon so I thought it fitting for me to share my strawberry quartz Meli Moli perfume gem bottle.  I was so lucky this year to find this beauty on-line at half price, so of course I had to break into my savings, to purchase this rare Strawberry quartz perfume bottle.

Quartz with red inclusions of iron oxide is rare, and is often sold under the name strawberry quartz or red fire quartz. Strawberry Quartz carries all the vibrations of Clear Quartz, with the additional attributes of universal love, understanding of purpose, and seizing the day.

Carrying Strawberry Quartz can be soothing and calming for someone who works in a fast-paced environment. I can report that holding my beautiful Strawberry Quartz perfume bottle certainly makes me feel calm & loving. The Chinese based Meli Moli company has worked with German designer Mr Bernd Wolf to produce their exquisite gemstone perfume bottles. Anthony Mong used to carve from ivory, and now carves these bottles for the Arts King Company.

http://www.hkjm.com.hk/details.php?id=466&lang=eng

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At the time of posting this, there is a medium sized Tiger Iron gemstone perfume bottle on sale on eBay –   click   HERE    if you are interested.   It may only be available to Australian buyers.


Estee Lauder Face Care

I recently bought a lovely 5 piece Estee Lauder set online!  First, I went to David Jones in the City to look for it in Store, but they didn’t have it.  They had a   “Global Anti-aging Repair set” for $140, with a large 50 ml bottle of   Advanced Night Repair Creme, the full sized bottle of ANR usually costing a whopping $140 by itself, plus the Revitalizing Supreme Global Anti-aging creme and eye balm and the “Perfectly Clean Foam Cleanser & Purifying Mask“,  that I was really interested in.  See the Global Anti-aging Repair Set below.  A nice set if you have $140 and want the Day Creme and the Eye Balm, the Cleanser / Mask, and of course, the full sized Advanced Night Repair !

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Mainly I wanted the Perfectly Clean Cleanser which I discovered is currently in the “Stay Young, Start Now” set for $58.00  AUD.

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Princess Charming by Atlas – Lucite – Wicker Vintage Handbag – Seashell Design

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I just received my beautiful gorgeous Seashell Handbag from Marianna of     “Sweeties Memorable Gemz”   on Ruby Lane.

It is amazing.  I really love it and as we are heading here “Down Under” in Australia, into Spring, it is perfect for taking out and about and using on casual outings.  The Listing had the following description for this bag.  It was made in the same era as me (1960s).

Princess Charming by Atlas of Hollywood Florida – Made in Hong Kong – Front Panel decorated with Seashells, Seahorse Charms. Vintage 1950’s – 1960’s.

This charming vintage white wicker box bag is an underwater scene with faux coral, various seashells and starfish and seahorse charms all placed on a white lace type open weave fabric. The entire decorated panel is edged in fancy gold trim. There is a clear layer of plastic that covers and protects the underwater scene. The measurements inside the trim panel are 11″ x 6-1/2″.

The white wicker is a laminated wicker that shows no wear. There are also white leather accents on the bottom where the bag has 4 brass protective feet. The top is framed in white marbleized Lucite with a Lucite clasp and double Lucite handles.   This is a perfect handbag to carry during the summer.

The white plastic liner has a zipper compartment and open pouch, the inside is very clean and has no odors. The brass hardware on the top is bright. The measurements are 12″ across x 8″ high (with the Lucite handle the measurement is about 12″ high), the depth is 4″ making it a roomy box bag to carry.  This Atlas of Hollywood Florida is a highly original theme design bag that was popular in the 1950’s and 60’s and highly collectible and popular to carry today.

 

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New Hair-style & Argan Oil Hair care products

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Above is a “selfie” photo that I took off myself on 27th Jan. 2015, with my new short hair-style.  I wanted my hair cut around my ears, and the hair-dresser did a good job I think, with a modern look having my hair at the top swept to one side.  Please excuse the dark under-eyes, etc. as sometimes I don’t sleep well, and that is what happens. Well, as the conditioner that the hair-dresser used, smelled so nice, I asked her what it was, and she replied that it was Argan Oil Hair Conditioner by Juuce, so having been interested in   argan oil  products for a while, I had a look at what they had on offer.

I was shown a “special” set of a lovely checked black & white cosmetics/toiletries case with a handle at the top, containing 4 great hair products, for the price of $49. Usually a Juuce Argan Oil Shampoo & a Juuce Argan Oil Conditioner each cost $23, so I thought this special was pretty good.

My kit also included a Juuce Argan Oil “Angel Mist” which is a styling mist for shampooed & conditioned hair, or can be applied to damp hair.  The 4th item is a “nak” body-n-shine sea salt root lift, which means it is a styling mist that is applied to the roots of the hair after shampooing/drying the hair, then one can use a styling brush or just a blow-dryer to style.  Each of the 4 products costs around $23 on its own, so for $49 I got $92 worth of products, plus the bag!

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Estee Lauder World Traveler Compact

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I really like Estee Lauder cosmetics and … vintage Compacts too !

So recently when I saw this un-usual and unique “World Traveler” powder compact, I snapped it up. At first I looked on Google to see what else was available, and found Estee Lauder “traveler” compacts in one tone colours, and NONE as beautiful as this one above. It has a black finish with colour “stickers” of course representing places the traveler has been to.

I bought this from an eBay seller.  More pictures below, courtesy of the eBay seller, lotus pearl.

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Estee Lauder Luxe Collection

Estee Lauder Luxe Beauty Collection 2014For Christmas this year, I gifted to myself the special Estee Lauder Luxe beauty collection, that could be purchased for $98 AUD if one bought an Estee Lauder perfume!  One Christmas several years ago, my partner’s mother gave herself and her daughter ( my partner’s sister ) a beautiful make-up collection each.  Seeing as I love pretty things and I like to look beautiful, I couldn’t help but think “one day I’ll get myself a nice collection.”  Well, here it is ….  the red box that my Estee Lauder Luxe beauty collection came in !

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