I took these photos nearing the end of March but didn’t get to post them. This is just a photo documentation for myself on the stuff I used up the first quarter of 2014. There were some I had to toss (last photo) because they were very likely expired but I’m also glad to see some variety here. Bath samples, lots of skincare, even a few makeup items that I used up. I even used up a perfume. I never had an empty perfume bottle! Now, back to collecting these empties for the second quarter!
I figured I really can’t sit on product reviews forever. They’re just going to pile up and I’d give up once and for all. I’ve been meaning to tell you about this moisturizer I’ve been trying. Yup, another one from Bobbi Brown. Somehow, my skin likes Bobbi Brown moisturizers! This one is called Extra Bright Advanced Moisture Cream.
Yup, the blog is now officially 3 years old. I’m actually at a loss for words. I don’t know what to say! Well, for one, time flies. Never have I thought I’d still be blogging. I’m fickle and flighty and I only do what I like. I guess I really like this. Thing is, if you’ve noticed, I’ve been missing in action lately. I’ve already pre-empted you guys that I might blog less frequently. Now, due to certain reasons, I have to slow down for real, at least for 2 more months. I’ve also been less active on social media, for the simple reason that I’m hardly online. As I’m typing now, I feel a wave of nausea… ugh…
I still want to keep the blog alive, of course, because when I feel human again, I know I’ll be back full force! I took so many pictures, with both my old and new cameras, and I need to use them Also, I feel a sense of responsibility to publish reviews of items sent to me. No free lunch, my friends. I also feel guilty not being able to churn out exciting stuff – I’m just not up to it. Maybe, maybe, when I feel a sudden urge to write, I’ll be able to schedule a few posts at one go
Good news is, in the past half a year, I have been collecting bits and pieces of things I like, in a little box for my blog anniversary giveaway! If I could, I’d send each and everyone of you something, but I’m no billionaire. I thought a big box of giveaway will be exciting! Can you see what they are?
I have for you an Ecotools bronzer brush, a Korres Liquid Lipstick, a Sleek eye shadow single, a Shu Uemura lash curler, Dior nail polish and a Guerlain Meteorites Compact. I made sure the colours are universally flattering, so don’t you worry :-) So how to enter, right? Of course, you’ll have to be subscribed – either through Bloglovin’ or email. A proof will be needed if you’re selected the winner. This giveaway is open internationally – and I’m just thinking how much it’ll cost me to send this overseas! Comment below why you come back for more. I want to know why you like reading my blog – because I’m genuinely curious, and it’s sooooooo fun milking it
That’s it. A winner will be selected randomly, contacted through email and must reply within 48 hours. Otherwise, another winner will be selected. Giveaway starts now, and ends in exactly 7 days. That will be Malaysian time, April 10, 2014, when the clock strikes midnight. Good luck and thank you for staying with me
To tell you the truth, I don’t have a particular favourite Hollywood actress. I have girl crushes sometimes, but I seldom go crazy on actresses or actors or singers. So when my fellow Femmes suggested channeling Hollywood Goddess, I was a little stuck. What or who am I going to do? I delayed this post, and postponed until the very last minute… just a few hours before the post is due. I went through all the photos of the most recent Oscars and noticed one thing. Most of them looked like themselves, just better. Many played up the eyes, paired with subtle cheeks and nude lips. However, most of them, most of the time, wore makeup that’s noticeable but not over the top. Hence, that’s what I chose to do. I played with colours close to my own natural skin tone, browns, beiges and a hint of pink.
This is the first product photos I took using my new camera. It took some getting used to, and I was testing the capability of this camera with far from perfect artificial light. These pictures were taken on my vanity desk, clutter as my background