The picture says it all. (P.S. Not all of it is mine. Just sayin')
I. never. leave. #Markets16. empty-handed. No matter how hard I try.
Not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing. HMM.
Well, if I use the items I purchase then I am going to assume it is a good thing! :D Teehee.
I was at the #Markets16 around 12pm and boy, it was a madhouse. I don't do so well in crowds so it did take me quite a while to adjust my social meter. My bf and housemate, Mel came along as well. Mel was pretty excited as she loves fashion and makeup too. Bargains even more. I thank my lucky stars for blessing me with awesome housemates that don't mind going 'blonde' *gurlfwenn* with me when it comes to makeup and fashion. We keep each other sane when it comes to shopping online and offline. #blessed
Let's start off with Mel's Haul, shall we?
If there lived a dream-catcher goddess, that would be Mel. So anything dream-catcher-ish, it will not slip from her sight. Hence the inspired dream-catcher earrings from Sherlin Holmes (FB) and they are on Instagram too! She loves wearable statements, so that's where the sparkly turquoise blue stones choker and unique gunmetal ear-cuff comes in. Last but not least, her favourite purchase of the lot - a Vintage Kimono Cardigan from Oldees (Instagram). She was more than willing to pose for me with her kimono cardigan. She was gushing over the kimono, admiring its workmanship and quality. That's Mel for you.
|Turquoise blue sparkly choker necklace, Inspired Dream-catcher earrings from Sherlin Holmes, and an unique gunmetal ear-cuff.|
|Mel's favourite purchase of her loot.|
Now, it's my turn to talk about my haul!
Introducing my first purchase, a taupe pebbled-pleather Hobo bag with LOTS AND LOTS OF COMPARTMENTS AND SPACE. *hyperventilate*. I have known Glossyaddiction (Instagram) way back since 2010 during my undergraduate days and because of her, my obsession for bags came to life. The bag obsession is quite under-control now because I don't have a choice. Living in PJ ain't cheap. Regardless of how beautiful structured bags are, I always go back to the comfortable slouchy ones which is also known as Hobo bags. Just dump everything in and go. That's how I roll. Yeah.
Next, I pre-ordered a perfume called Nyonya (ha! typical). It's a new perfume by our very own Malaysian perfumer, Josh Lee. A Nyonya is a Peranakan (Straits Chinese) woman of mixed Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage. My mom is a Nyonya from Malacca and I guess that's where I have a soft spot for anything Nyonya-related. I am not too crazy about the pink packaging but I love the fact that the perfume doesn't turn my super sensitive skin red or leaves a burning sensation. Because of its quality ingredients and scent, I knew I had to own it. Well, I was actively looking for a perfume and I found one at #Markets16!
Josh Lee describes the scent as a fresh floral fragrance that embodies the graceful femininity of a modern Nyonya. She embraces flowers as part of her culture; with rose and jasmine symbolising her eternal beauty, lotus reflecting her purity, champaca expressing her eternal love while peony and orchid portraying her nobility. Quite 'power', yes? I can't wait to receive it on the October 15! :)
Last on the list, my precious earrings! Of all accessories, I love earrings to bits! The bigger, the better. Small ones tends to get lost with my 'pau' (Chinese steamed bun) face. I hauled these four earrings from Kandi. The earrings I purchased ranged from RM19 - RM7. Isn't it awesome? Mel showed me this booth and lo and behold, I had 4 pairs in my basket. They were too pretty not to be modeled. What do you think? :D Oh, the selfies were taken with my One Plus One phone and B612 app. Love how the app magically gives my skin that glow-y and flawless finish. Good makeup + B612 app, you can't go wrong.
Of all bazaars, I personally think #Markets16 by Jaya One is one of the best as I really did enjoy myself. The exposure to new brands and buried bargains here and there, it was a pleasant experience. But I really do hope there will be more bargains in the future Markets by Jaya One. With the ever-increasing cost of living (GST and plummeting ringgit), it would be more fun to be able to score products at awesome prices. Especially new ones!
You can't deny the fact that quite a handful of Malaysian prefer to stick to known brands. Then again, being in the internet era, all kinds of information is obtainable and self-education on current issues is expected. I personally think that the younger generation or young families are more willing to try new products that are environment-friendly or contain less chemicals. I am all in supporting local brands that carries unique and quality products. #supportlokal
Before I sign off, I would like to share about these brands that have participated in this #Markets16.
|From top left to bottom right:|
|Left: Vintage 1988|
Right: Peep Botique, Juus, Fireworks, and Noteworthie
Not forgetting, Shopee Malaysia:
Thank you for reading!