New Treasures

05 January 2012

Hello 2012! Welcome to the 4th year of Diamond Canopy, well done if you've been reading my rambles since day 1 but also a big hi to all you lovely new readers! Maybe this year I will finally get round to buying my own domain but we'll see...

Let's start the first post of the year with a couple of sale and non sale purchases that I've made recently. You guys might recognise the L'Oreal Professional Mythic Oil in the post below as it featured in one of the Glossy Boxes a couple of months ago. I didn't really take much notice of it as I was set on buying Moroccon Oil but when my hair stylist used it on me, I was won over. So after Christmas, I promptly popped into my salon and purchased my own bottle. This stuff smells so yummy and makes my hair silky smooth!
Lippy and Mythic Oil
I also had a whole bunch of empty MAC products (my mum goes through the eyeliners like crazy) and I swapped them (see back to MAC) for this pink-red Creamsheen lipstick in Lickable. Since it's one of their Creamsheens, the formula is more moisturising, slightly glossy and adds a bright burst of colour. Yay. Not bad for a freebie.

The tie-dye flats below are from Dune. They were a bargain in the sale for £26 but armed with a couple of gift cards, I only had to pay a measly £6 for them. They are made from buttery soft leather and the bows are always a winner with me.
Dune flats
The dress below is from Dahlia on ASOS in the sale and it's the prettiest thing ever! Apologies for the bad lighting, the weather has been truly awful (gale force winds?!) so I've not been able to snap a pic outside for you guys yet. The contrast material in black makes this dress super flattering. As much as I love Dahlia, I would definitely be hesitant to purchase this at full price which was originally £65 on Asos (however, I know they mark it up a little from the actual Dahlia website) just because of the quality of the material. It IS very lovely though and I can't wait to wear it with thick tights, cardigans and then bare legged in the Summer!
Dahlia_floral
Monki Ring
The Ring above, gloves and dress below were all new non-sale buys from my sister Hailey (she should totally start her own blog right?!) from Monki. She has such a great collection of rings, I will have to snap a picture one day and this double leaf ring fits in nicely with her collection. The gloves below I absolutely adore.
Monki Love
The dress is lovely too. It appears more of a mustard-orange shade on the website but it's definitely Orange in real life. Hopefully she'll wear it soon so I can get a photo of her in it!
Monki orange dress
So what other new things have I gained from the post-Christmas holidays? Definitely far too much chocolate. I really need to start eating more healthily, however I've been invited to hot pot at my cousins so that's not going to be put into action until at least next week. Ha, so we'll see about that one. What a fatty.
Chocolate
I've also gained new Mahjong skills! As with many Chinese kids, I grew up with the deafening sounds of clattering Mahjong tiles at every special occassion at my grandmas and often, my cousins and I would be playing Chinese card games (such as Big 2) nearby while the adults played Mahjong. On these occasions, the adults were the undoubtedly noisier than the kids! One of my favourite things in her house is her wooden Mahjong table with drawers to stash winnings, if you wanted to gamble that is!
Mahjong As kids, we used to use the resin tiles to play our version of Jenga (basically a wall made from the tiles!) but I finally sat down and learned how to play properly. It's essentially a noisy card game where you collect different combinations of suits. There is something very satisfying about slamming discarded tiles and shouting for tiles to complete your hand. I'm still getting the gist of the game (the scoring is the only thing that confuses me) but my grandma is a keen player and she loves that we now play with her!

50 comments:

  1. Ohh I love your bow flats. They're so adorable! Wow, congrats on the 4 year of blogging. I'm definitely hooked on keeping up with your adventures, as of late 2011! :]

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm looking forward in reading your 2012 entries. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. oh my those flats look adorable!!! I can almost feel the softness of that leather :D and the colors are beautiful! The ring is a classical (it's so in right now! at least in Switzerland) and really cool.. I would love to play Mahjong once! I've nevr tried I think.. is it difficult? A wooden Mahjong table with drawers to stash winnings, if you wanted to gamble sounds too cool!! I think I would love that too :D

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ohh I really want to try the mythic oil too!! I heard it's just as good as the Moroccan oil but cheeper!! Think I'll try it next time XD
    I learned mahjong as a kid haha I haven't played it in years though, i would to pick it up again!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. These purchases look so lovely! I want your mustard-orange dress so badly. It's gorgeous :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. gah, I wish I knew how to play mahjong. My mum got pretty into it a few years ago and bought the table with the draws but she never taught me how to play. I was always envious of my cousin when I was 10 cos she knew how to play and in my young mind, playing mahjong was like a marker of one's maturity haha.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow that lipstick colour looks amazing! As does at chocolate...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love those bow flats, the tie dye is pretty cool! And of course I looove your Dahlia dress, I don't think I could afford their price tag other than in sales either, I'm sure it'll look beautiful on! xo

    ReplyDelete
  9. Lovely treasures, indeed.

    Beautiful dresses!

    Looks like a great new year of blogging ahead of you.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love the dresses! So wish I knew how to play that game.

    ReplyDelete
  11. This looks so fun. Wishing you the best in 2012!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Loving that Dahlia dress...they are always too short on me, so I'll just envy from afar!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love that first dress so much!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love Big 2! I still haven't graduated to mahjong haha; I'm just not ready for such an adult step!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Those dune shoes look gorgeous! I love the colour, and can't wait to see them paired with an outfit!

    ReplyDelete
  16. The dress is so pretty, can't see you wear it. I am getting pretty fed up with this windy non dress wearing weather! My healthy starts nest week too (I think!)

    ReplyDelete
  17. i just bought Rebel from MAC and i love it! your color looks soo pretty, too! your gloves are also super cute! i love all of your treasures <3

    love, jamie
    @jamielechic

    ReplyDelete
  18. Those tie dye flats look awesome, loving the colours.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hey !
    Wow... 4 years !? That's amazing, congrats :)
    I love the flats and the mittens !

    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wow, I can't believe you've been blogging for 4 years, that's amazing. And I've never played proper mahjong before but I am addicted to the online versions. I'm glad you liked my Zen Moment post, there'll be plenty more to come. xxx

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love all the items! I recently wrote a blog post about Dahlia and I won their competition the other day! I love playing Mahjong on the computer, probably not the same as in real life though.. :)

    http://thatismystyle-styleguru.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wahh so many awesome buys! Why doesn't Hailey start her own blog? She has great taste, like you XD I really suck at playing mahjong (on the computer), it must be way more fun with true players!

    ReplyDelete
  23. very cute shoes

    http://bobbieaustinscloset.com/

    ReplyDelete
  24. That Dahlia dress is so you it's unreal, glad you got it for cheap! I really wanted a dress from their site too, but after inspecting it in person I wasn't too impressed with the material but the designs are always lovely. Def get your sis to start a blog, though I don't think I can take even more food envy!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Great pieces you picked up! I also love Mahjong. On one family vacation we were stranded in the hotel because of rain, so I spent the night learning the game with my parents and brother.

    ReplyDelete
  26. The Dahlia dress is really nice, Winnie! Looks like it will be a nice length on you too. The dress they sent me this weekend is a bit long (it looks so nice on the model) - feeling rather depressed that I'm so short and have to take the hem up a couple of inches! ps. YOU ARE AWESOME! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  27. That is one cute floral dress and ooooh chocolates!!! xx

    ReplyDelete
  28. While I've learned the basics of mahjong I have a loooong way to go to learn all the tricks to winning! It's quite fun though!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Yummy chocolate! I've seen the Mythic Oil featured in quite a few posts now, and everyone seems to love it! I may give it a try :)

    xo Stephanie,
    *Amour, Stephanie

    Please Support: Free to Fly Awareness

    ReplyDelete
  30. Awesome flats ! And the yellow dress is magical ! :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. the second dress is really amazing! wish you a great week

    ReplyDelete
  32. Really like the colour of the lipstick (cremesheen is my av texture at mac). And the bow shows are to die for!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hi Winnie, I tagged you please check it out :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. love this post and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  35. The Mythic Oil sounds absolutely amazing! Though right now, I'm in the process of looking for some volumnizing products... (Do let me know, if you know of any good ones;p) Those dresses and bow shoes are totally your style! Can't wait to see Hailey and you in them!

    Mahjong is definitely fun, and after playing for so long, it's sad to say that the scoring(or the money bit) is still really confusing for me! Oh well, it's good that the other three on the table are Pros for me;p xx

    ReplyDelete
  36. The flats and your lipstick are fab <3
    Following.

    NRC♥

    ReplyDelete
  37. Heeey are youfrom the UK?! all this time I thought you were from america haha!!

    but i really wanna try mythical oil ~ my friend used to use Mor.Oil and now swears by Myth.Oil!! Im currently using Mor.Oil but i wanna switch now!!

    J <3

    ReplyDelete
  38. Oh yay you've got a Dahlia dress! I LOVE all of them, I got one a few weeks ago and have worn it so often, yours is beautiful! ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

    ReplyDelete
  39. oh man I love them all.. especially the lipstick, dress and chocolates :) :)
    xo,
    LMQ

    ReplyDelete
  40. Both dresses are adorab!

    Love Grace.

    ReplyDelete
  41. what color is that lipstick! ssucha nice color!

    ReplyDelete
  42. you need to show us a picture of your room! it must be super adorable!! and i love all your flats! idk how you can find such great ones because the ones i see are bleh. so unoriginal :(

    ReplyDelete
  43. I am completely in love with the floral dress! But a little worried to check out the site, because most likely it's sold out.. and now I want it badly. I've been looking for a sleeveless floral dress with a peter pan collar for a while, so i'm going to keep looking on sites like ASOS in hopes that there will be another one.

    x
    Anna

    ReplyDelete
  44. Wow, this is one juicy post!!! I love it!!! I like the sounds of that L'oreal Mythic oil,gotta see if we have it here!!! hehe

    Btw, what do you mean by empty products regarding MAC? I didn't quite get that but how lucky, a MAC freebie! That lipstick color looks gorgeous!

    Your sister's leaf ring and orange dress is soo pretty!!! You should so tell her to start a fashion or personal lifestyle blog;)

    Yes, i ate a lot of chocolate lately to the point where im getting sick of it! and omg, you used to play around with the MahJong tiles too as a kid. I didn't exactly do the jenga thing but just built the tiles up like lego and they would all come crashing down in this loud bang! hahaha....my mom taught me how to play it like 10 years ago but unsurprisingly i forgot all thee rules as i never play it. yes, the calculating part does my head in, don't get it at all. I remember i used to be best at doing the chicken trick (sick gei wu)!!! lol

    Anyhow, i hope you have a year year ahead Winnie, stay pretty and sweet as always and look forward to more of your lovely postings!!! So happy that i found your blog last year=D

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete

 

DIAMONDCANOPY © All rights reserved · Theme by Blog Milk · Blogger