Monday, October 29, 2007

Step One on the PageRank ladder

Yes, my humble little blog, Rinnah's Marketplace, has managed to step up to PR1 on the PageRank ladder. I have to admit that I haven't really been paying much attention to this blog, but just letting it grow by itself slowly. No more! It's time to up the pace and really let this blog shine! Now to motivate myself to go for PR2!

Also, I just realized that I've passed three months and twenty posts for this blog, which means that I can finally take the step of monetizing it! More moolah coming my way... ka-ching!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Shoe fetish #001

This is but one out of the many new pairs of shoes I have indulged myself in during the recent sale season. I call this pair my 'pseudo' Aldo shoes. *grin* Why? Because I saw a somewhat similar style in the Aldo store at KL Pavilion recently and lusted after it. So, this is the next best thing lor. Heh.

Bought from Vincci, the original price is RM69.90 less 20% for a final sales price of RM55.92 which is a fraction of the price I would pay for the Aldos and a pretty good substitute, I think.

What's your shoe fetish?

Monday, October 22, 2007

Discounts at Times Bookshop

Note: Received this tip-off from Angel's blog.

If you're a voracious reader like I am, you'll be glad to know (if you don't know already!) that you can get a 10% discount at Times Bookstores in Malaysia with your Jusco card. If that isn't an excuse to go out and buy one more book, I don't know what it is! *grin*

Saturday, October 20, 2007

It's here! It finally arrived...

Yes, my free sample kit from Everyday Minerals has finally arrived, after one false alarm (the first shipment never arrived) and 1 1/2 months later. Better late than never, in my opinion!

At first I was worried that the makeup might have spilt because the idiot postman hurled the envelope into my garden, but thankfully it was all intact. This is how it looks like when it arrives.

Note that it comes with a color chart of their product so that if you're going to order another round, you can follow the chart instead of peering at the colors online.

The sample kit consists of three shades of foundation, one concealer and one blush. Since I'm quite fair, I followed Paris Beaverbanks' suggestion of picking the lighter colors when selecting foundation online. I ended up with the following colors:

~ Cool - Fair Medium foundation in Semi-Matte formula
~ Cool - Sandy Fair foundation in Semi-Matte formula
~ Cool - Multi-Tasking Neutral foundation in Semi-Matte formula
~ Multi-Tasking Concealer
~ Apple blush or face color

I love how cute it looks in the mini jars. Cute is always a plus point in my book, but I have to wonder how easy it's going to be dipping a brush in there to get the powder out.

I'll be reviewing the product itself next, but do bear in mind that I'm no expert on makeup nor mineral makeup, so I'd suggest you take my review with a pinch of salt, k?

Friday, October 12, 2007

Where's my purchase? - Part Two

Remember my earlier post that wondered where my mineral make-up had disappeared to? Well, the good folks at Everyday Minerals came back to me last week, saying that my shipment had probably gotten lost in the mail, and very kindly offering to refund me. *grin* I like how they promptly offered the refund without my asking for it, and that's customer service to me. (Or maybe they just didn't think it was worth it to re-process my order? LOL!)

Anyway, I asked if they could re-process my order again, since I really, really, really want to try out mineral makeup. That was last week, so hopefully in two weeks' time I'll be able to update that the package is with me, safe and sound!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Lancome Miracle perfume

My first post on what I want, and not what I already have! LOL!

Anyway, I was browsing the Lancome counter in The Gardens when I smelled the loveliest fragrance. Where did it come from? The counter salesgirl, naturally. I didn't ask her right there and then what fragrance was she wearing, but as I was walking away, I thought, why not ask? So I trotted back and asked her. Her reply?

Lancome Miracle perfume

She was also kind enough to spritz my wrist with it so I could go figure out if I like the scent. I like it better once it has settled down, and yes, this perfume is going on my wish list of things to get! However, since I rarely (if ever!) use perfume, I think I shall get one of those perfume miniatures instead of a whole big bottle.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Attention shoppers

This may be of interest to those with shopping or beauty themed websites or blogs. New blog directory Myzaak seems to specialize in listing blogs that fit into shopping or beauty categories and offers to list your site for free in return for a reciprocal link.

As they are still new, I'm not sure how effective this will be, but if you don't mind putting up your site for a bit more traffic, give it a shot.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

A penny saved...

... is a penny earned.

shopping kaki Giddy Tiger wants to know the bestest bargain I ever got for RM10. That's pretty hard for me to do, seeing as how most of my stuff costs more than that. LOL! But, fear not, I have some things that are cheap and good, so I shall oblige.

My personal pick is something that gives me great enjoyment for a long period of time. I picked up this book from Borders' bargain books section and fell in love with it straightaway because I had tried to write something similar when I was younger. And, at exactly RM10, it fits the bill perfectly for this tag. Hehehe.

~ Start Copy ~

Name something you have bought that was worth every penny you spent, and add it to the list below. Feel free to spice it up with a photo or two. The catch is that the amount must not exceed 10 units in whatever currency you are using.
e.g. If you shop in Malaysia, list down something good you’ve bought for RM10 or less. If you shop in US, list down something you’ve purchased for RM10 or less.

1. Gorgeous ethnic earrings from Beadszone (3 pairs for RM10) -
Kaki Shopping
2. Time Stops For No Mouse (book) from Borders @ RM10 -
Rinnah's Marketplace

~ End Copy ~

Now, who else is a shopping kaki who would indulge me this meme? I pick...

Pink Elle
Simple American
Little Miss May