Saturday, April 30, 2011

Congratulations to the Newly Wedded, Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

England's Official Royal Wedding Photo 

I just watched the Royal wedding today on BBC America, and it was beautiful. I just adore the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Middleton.  They are so contemporary in their attitudes and perspective in life. It is great to see a new light in the monarchy. They are such an adorable and endearing couple  。◕ ‿ ◕。

Photo by Reuters

A beautiful 9 years in the making, from friends to husband and wife, this romantic journey of Prince William and Catherine Middleton was solidified on Friday, 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London. A gorgeous celebration well deserved for the beautiful couple.  Even though some traditions were followed,  I love their personal twist on their big day, showing their nontraditional royal ways, a very true modern relationship, carving their own way for a new future. 

God bless them and I wish them the best in life and a beautiful and happy future together.

Photo by AFP Getty Images

Read  or Watch more about their wedding here:
The Royal Wedding - Prince William and Catherine Middleton Youtube Channel

Official Royal Wedding website
Wikipedia -Royal Wedding

BBC  Images of the Royal Wedding

Photo by Reuters
**Fun Beauty Fact:
Not only is Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge a fashionista, she is a beauty guru herself.
She did her own makeup and hair on her wedding day! And might I say she looks gorgeous!

 Photo by AP (Associated Press)
*Fun Wedding Facts:
  • Kate's wedding band is made from Welsh gold. ( A rare gold found exclusively in two areas of Wales)
  • Kate's engagement ring (a 18 carat blue sapphire surrounded by a cluster of 14 diamonds) was Prince William's mother, Princess Diana Spencer's engagement ring to Prince Charles in 1981.
  • Kate's dress is made by English designer Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen
  • Kate wore a Cartier Scroll Tiara, made in 1936 and lent to her by the Queen.
  • They had 1,900 guest at the wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
  • They had about 300 at an intimate family and friends reception
  • At the church ceremony hats were required.
  • Youtube live stream - an estimated 400 million people tuned in around the world
  • 22.8 million people in the US and 24 million people in the UK watched the wedding on television.

    Lastly, just for fun, when I was out recently, I took some pictures of some Bath & Body Works products honoring the royal wedding.

    Friday, April 8, 2011

    Review: Sony Cp B&C Laboratories Fruit Series Lip Cream - Apple Chan

    Product Description:
    • Contains Apple Extract, Plant Type Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin A and C
    • Repair and Hydrate lips making it soft and smooth
    •  Made in Japan

    Where I purchased it: Grand Asia (local Asian grocery Store)

    Price: $8.99

    Product Size: 0.32 oz. or 9grams

    The lip balm is packaged in an adorable apple container with a twist cap.  Not only is it cute, but keeps the product nice and moist without it drying out.

    B&C Laboratories Lip Cream applied on my lips.

    Product Review:
    This lip balm has a pleasant subtle, sweet, and fruity apple scent. The B&C Laboratories Lip Cream in Apple Chan has a thick consistency, but when applied lightly it doesn't feel too thick or waxy on my lips. It is a bit greasy, but not overbearingly so. This lip balm moisturizes very well for a long time. I wear it as a lip conditioner at night. Over a short time, a couple of days, it does smooths out the lines on my lips and does reduce my chapped lips.

    How I apply it: Before I apply this, I make sure my hands are washed. Then I apply it with my finger onto my lips.

    Petrolatum,  Hydrogenated Polyisobutene,  Diisostearyl Malate,  Microcrystalline Wax,  Mineral Oil,  Ceresin,  Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate,  Natto Gum,  Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tocopherol,  Retinyl Palmitate,  Sodium Hyaluronate,  Phytosteryl / Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate,  Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract,  Butylene Glycol,  Alcohol,  Hydrated Silica,  Nylon-12,  Water Phenoxyethanol,  Methyparaben,  Fragrance,  Iron Oxides,  Aluminum Hydroxide

    Would I repurchase? No, even though it is a really nice lip balm, and it does a great job conditions and moisturizes my chapped lips, the price is pretty steep for just a lip balm that doesn't use natural ingredients. This lip balm has a novel and cute packaging, but I still prefer my organic Alba and Yes to Carrots lip balm. Plus, this will last me a while.

    Product Rating: 4 out 5

    Product Available:
    At some Asian grocery stores