Monday Musings…

Beware of their cute faces! They are cute, but deadly.

Beware of their cute faces! They are cute, but deadly.

Starting off, I had a bit of a hair related disaster this weekend just gone, when I was leaning over some candles and the ends of my hair went on fire!!!!  (I know, I can’t believe it either). Judging from my web based research, this has happened to a lot of ladies (thankfully though, it was not as bad as this),  and there are only two things you can do. One: put an excellent conditioner in your hair and leave it in overnight, and two: cut your hair, or at the very least, all the burnt ends. There was nothing for it; I had to cut my hair. As only one side caught fire, there was a considerable amount of difference at the front of my hair so I just had to chop it. *insert sob here* I didn’t have to cut too much off, but enough so that I know the difference. I was very lucky that no flames went near my face or scalp and I have to say a big thanks to my very cool friends Tara and Anne for spotting it and putting it out so quickly! I never knew burnt hair could smell so disgusting. Has this ever happened to you? Please do share your hair disasters and make a gal feel better!


Secondly, Chanel has released a preview of what to expect from its new Coco Chanel short film, starring Keira Knightley as the celebrated designer. Once Upon a Time…” will be screened for the first time in Singapore on May 8th, 100 years after Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel’s first boutique opened in the French seaside of Deauville – a subject that forms the focus of the film. The film was directed by the renowned Karl Lagerfeld and also features French actress Clotilde Hesme, as well as models Stella Tennant, Lindsey Wixon and many other famous faces. I’m always a fan of the Chanel short films (Remember Baz Luhrmann’s glamorous film?), and the preview looks wonderful. Excited to see the full thing. You can watch the preview here.


I haven’t read a good book in ages, so with this in mind I went hunting for some classics to get my teeth into. After some searching I decided to order two: Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita,” and Jeffrey Eugenides’s “The Virgin Suicides.” I’ve seen both film adaptations of these (there are two film versions of Lolita; one done by Stanley Kubrick and the other by Adrian Lyne  years later – I strongly suggest watching Lyne’s version, it’s the better of the two), and I’m surprised myself that I haven’t gotten around to reading the books, as I loved both the films; Sofia Coppola’s film was particularly beautiful. I can’t wait to give them a read. Are you guys fans of the books or films?


Finally, I’ve been torn between this whole BB Cream/CC Cream beauty debate and I finally caved in and bought the newly released Colour Correcting CC Cream by Max Factor. Despite my initial reservations, I’ve been thoroughly impressed with this one and will be posting my review of it up tomorrow. Is anyone here a BB/CC Cream fan or are they mere gimmicks?

That’s the Monday Musings for another week folks! Any thoughts? I’d love to hear them, so post all in the comments section!

*Chanel picture via Vogue UK 


  1. Glad your hair is ok Jenny!! I read the Virgin Suicides a long time ago, after watching the movie (one of my absolute faves), it’s great! I’m excited to hear your review of the CC cream, I’m considering the Clinique one for my summer make up!

  2. Jennifer says:

    You rock Tara! I had to cut a considerable amount off the front of my hair, but it would have been so much worse if you hadn’t put it out so quickly! I LOVE the Virgin Suicides film, so I can’t wait to read the book. I was so impressed with the CC cream, cant wait to hear what you think of review. It will be great for my holidays as well, because it’s really light but still offers good coverage, which is crucial I think. 🙂

  3. Your poor hair! I tried the Max Factor CC Cream in store and it seemed really decent!

    • Jennifer says:

      I was ever so slightly traumatised by my unfortunate hair burning incident alright! The CC cream is even better on, I was really impressed, especially as I haven’t been impressed with the whole BB Cream thing.

  4. I have burnt my hair as well and it is no fun. I think there is no smell as bad as the smell of burnt hair. I’m glad that you stopped it before it was really bad.

  5. It could have been so much worse, so I am very lucky. The smell of burnt hair is truly disgusting, I’m with you on that one, I don’t think I’ve ever smelt something as bad as it!