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 :-)


xoxo Lily




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  • Rabia Akhter

    i am your silent follower , i read your blog, I have so much to learn from you :)

    Your Makeup Reviews i love it & your giveaways eheh

    You share your good experience i love that 😀

    I like read your blog post & every thing <3

    Your to good Thank you so much :)

    Bloglovin : Rabia Akhter

    email rabiya_23jan@hotmail.com

    Thank you <3

  • http://beautyreflectionsblog.com TracyBeautyReflections

    Happy Anniversary Lily! I’m so glad we meant! And I hope things are ok with you-I’m worried about you now!

    • Lily

      And I’m glad we met!! No worries, Internet Auntie. Little pea is giving me a hard time from the start! UGH…

  • http://rocaille-writes.blogspot.com/ Rocaille

    Congrats on the third bloggiversary, Lily! I hope you’re doing ok, I’m with Tracy – kinda worried now! Anyway, I think I follow through both Google Friends Connect and bloglovin. I keep reading because well, you’re a pal, but aside from that, I really enjoy your reviews and photography. Lots of hugs!

    • Lily

      Thanks Monika. Nothing to worry about, my dear :-) Fingers crossed it’ll go away in a few more months!

  • Bella

    Happy Anniversary!!! And if I’m reading correctly we’ll have more reasons to congratulate you soon ;)? I am fairly new; I think I discovered your blog googling holiday collections last year and I’ve stayed (bloglovin) because I like the looks you make, the stash shopping posts and your spunky attitude ;). I got the idea that you’re honest. Here’s to 3 more years!

    • Lily

      Thank you Bella. And cheers to all the spunky women out there including you!

  • Bellyhead

    Hi Lily! Congratulations on your #3 Blog Anniversary! That’s an amazing accomplishment and you have some great dedication!
    I love your blog, for your impeccable photos, how your fun personality shines through and for allll the sultry looks I enjoy seeing on your blog. (ofc, your faithful bloglovin follower)
    Are you feeling ok? I hope you are taking it easy and resting.

    • Lily

      Heya Belly. LOL at sultry!! It’s a great compliment <3

  • Bianca Rogoveanu

    Happy anniversary ! I like your makeup reviews, they are so explicit ! Thanks for the chance, hugs!

  • Ana

    Happy anniversary Lily! I love your reviews, I found that you have wrote reviews for so many products that I was/I’m still using! It’s really refreshing to read your post just because you write with that funny and humble note. Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

  • Emily C

    Joyeux anniversaire! I like that you review so many different products and that the reviews are informative and the pics are great!

  • Radmila

    congrats with the anniversary! wishing you an army of reader!
    Love reviews of hi end products, even if i m not going to try many of them….
    thanks for the great giveaway!

  • karin

    happy anniversary 😀

  • Claudia

    Happy Anniversary! Love your layout– clean, bright, and great photos. The types of products you feature are ones I’m typically interested in (high end brands like GA, Dior, Chanel, etc), so I come to read reviews to see if they’re worth while and to see how you use them in makeup looks. I like your writing too! Thanks for the contest!

  • Kristen

    The reason I subscribe to your blog is your beauty goals aline with my own. I am fair skinned an looking for products to help keep it that way, like Dior Snow etc. Most blogs are featuring tanning products for summer, and not products to help keep your skin white and glowing. Many of the products you feature are for pale complexions, and they work wonderfully for me. With Chanel and Dior, many of their products your feature are sold in Asia and not in the US. So you are my only outlet to learn about these products!

  • JhoAnne Luna

    I came across your blog while searching for RMK foundation review :) Happy Anniversary and looking forward to more blog posts esp. product reviews :)

  • http://www.lenallure.com/ Lena L

    Lily, happy blogoversary!
    Are you expecting? I remember reading about your plan to expand your family but didn’t know for sure! Congratulations! xoxo
    This is a great giveaway and I love that you gathered the prize goodies thoughtfully.
    I don’t feel the need to explain why I love your blog but I do because I find your blog is so well-balanced and the person behind is beautiful and genuine. :)

    Stay healthy and happy!

    • Lily

      Heya Lena… yes, expecting… and I never expected it to be this difficult so early on! I breezed through my first two. Must be the age. UGH!

  • Honey

    Hi Lily! Looks like congratulations are in order – both for your 3rd Blog Anniversary and pregnancy?! Hah, looks like every blogger and you tubers are getting pregnant nowadays!

    As I mentioned in PB’s blog (mywomenstuff) recently, I only read 2 blogs regularly – yours and PB’s :). Your writing style and make up looks appeal to me. I particularly like the shopping your stash series.

    All the best in embarking on a journey of being a home mum?? :) I am one now and enjoying it.

    • Lily

      Thanks Honey! You have no idea how impatient I am, waiting for my last day at work. 3 months’ notice is a long time. Oh, and thank you for reading! I truly appreciate it :-)

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    WAHOO! Happy blog anniversary!!! AND CONGRATULATIONS ON THE NAUSEA – YAYYYYYYY! I first visited because we had a lot of mutual blogging friends, but it was your nice pics, thorough reviews and sense of humour that kept me coming back for more Lily! You do what you have to do and don’t worry about us! LOL

    • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

      Errr… in reading through the comments, I might have misread your statement re: the nausea. If it’s not a “YAY” event, I’m sorry and hope everything is okay!!

      • Lily

        LOL LIZ. Every time I read this, I laugh.

        • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

          Hehehehe :)

  • Cecilia L. Wong

    Conratulations And Happy Anniversary!
    I read your blog because I like the way you write. I love the products you review, and your makeup skills amaze me. I wish I had your blending skills.
    I hope you keep doing what you do, because you do it very well.

    • Lily

      Oh Cecilia. The secret is in the blending!! And do you know how to cheat a good blending? Get a good brush that suits your eye shape, eye shadow that doesn’t turn muddy with blending, and blend away!!

  • Jenny W

    COngrats on the 3 yrs my love! And re.the nausea- is this what I think it is? *goes off to tweet you*

    • Lily

      And we tweeted. Finally going to the doc tomorrow :-)

  • Icaria

    WEEEEE!!! Congrats on your third blogaversary Lily! I keep coming back for your style baby, your style!!! So glad to have found you and thank you so much for your lovely and sweet encouraging comments! Big *smooches* Now I hope your feeling better!

    • Lily

      Thank you Helene! I’m not feeling any better, but in fact, I think I’m feeling worse!! It’s not morning sickness. It’s full day sickness!

  • josie

    Happy Anniversary.
    I subscribe to your blog because I like your honest review, your genuine interest in makeup (I feel that some blogger just blog for the sake of sponsorship or other motive) and your unique sense of humour reflected in some of your post.
    It is an enjoyable read.. thanks for sharing :)

    • Lily

      Are you calling me dorky with my “unique sense of humour”?? LOL LOL!

  • Paritashah26

    congratulations! I guess I came across your blog from MWS and have been hooked on, love your honest straight forward reviews on products!
    btw I finally picked up Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Plum Pop! Absolutely love it! Thank you!

    • Lily

      Ah YAY on the Cheek Pop!!! I’m so glad you enjoy it. A gorgeous blush :-)

  • Yunie Henoek

    Hi Chloe,

    Honestly, I love makeup recently and I need references. So when I drop by to your blog, I get all that I want for foundation shade and blush color, because we simply have the same skintone :)
    And I love the way you write about products, I can easily get whether to buy or to buy not.
    So happy anniversary to your blog!



  • Anusha Puri

    What you are doing here is amazing. No worries if you have to take a break….Do take good care of yourself first more than anything. At the end of the day, to be able to go on and walk the distance, only ourselves matters.Happy “3” Anniversary.

    I think I started to follow you about 2 years back and how time flew!It takes a lot to let the blog grow and mature. I admire your blogging journey.The reviews vary from skincare to make-up and the fair amount of discussions. Also, you interact with your readers quite a lot so that’s a plus! The main reason though is because your reviews are usually spot on and I just love how you keep a more broad minded view on the things you’re talking abt and you speak of it from a lot of different aspects.
    subscribed via email

    • Lily

      Thank you Anusha, especially about your comment about the blog maturing. Blogging is definitely an eye opening journey, and while I’d like to think I’m maturing as a blogger, I hope I’m not jaded >_<

  • Colleen Boudreau

    I follow via Bloglovin (collifornia)
    I love reading your reviews.
    holliister at gmail dot com

  • http://www.mywomenstuff.com/ Paris B

    (not participating in giveaway) Congratulations both on turning 3 and on the happy news :)

    • Lily

      Thanks PB :-)

  • http://pagesofagirlsdiary.blogspot.com/ Sataa Zaidi

    First of all happy 3 year blog anniversary it is a huge deal to keep blogging regularly for such a long time along with a full time job and kids so if you take a small break in between we totally understand it because you deserve it!!!
    O.K why I keep coming back to your blog ? I am sure you will find my answer very strange and stupid but I will be honest I mostly come back for your sunday stash shopping I am a huge fan of your eye makeup skills and I always mention that in my comments [which I am not being regular for a few weeks :( ] I myself suck at eye makeup my brain cannot work out the eye shadow combinations to create a look except the neutral eye makeup and even if you use dark colors you do it so softly it looks pretty and wearable for everyday wear.Next I come for the reviews although to be completely honest I can’t even afford half of the high end stuff you use and review the only high end products that I own are the ones I get as gifts from my family or if I win as a prize in a giveaway but I am a makeup lover even if I can’t afford these things at the moment I like to be updated about the brands and the products that are good and work out well I make a wishlist and ask my family to gift me that particular product that I see and like from the blog on my birthday or eid so yeah stupid answer like you can’t buy it but you love to see and know about a product but that’s the truth :)
    I follow on bloglovin as sataa
    and follow by email using this email :sataa.zaidi@yahoo.com
    Thanks xx

    • Lily

      Hey Sataa. The answer is not stupid at all, and it’s the sweetest! Thank you for your kind words :-)

  • 38noodles

    Happy 3rd anniversary!! I don’t know if I’m reading things wrong, but congratulations on another year of great blogging and big wonderful things happening in your life!

    • Lily

      Thank you *sheepish grin*!

  • Maria

    I stumbled upon your blog when looking for reviews on the Estee Lauder ANR2 serum, and stayed on for the makeup reviews. You are doing a great job. Happy 3rd Anniversary! :-)

  • Sihera sihera

    i read you blog because you always buy good products and give good reviews…we also match at skin type and colour so you kind of make it easier for me….
    i folow you with bloglovin
    my contact email is larissa_dumitru@yahoo.com

  • http://papayapieces.com/ Sofia

    Congratulations on the happy (though nauseas for now) news! Also congratulations for a great 3 years of blogging that, as you know, I’ve really enjoyed :) xxx
    PS: I follow you on Bloglovin 😉

  • Lulu

    Happy Third Anniversary and great news!) I love your reviews and FOTD, what makes your blog stand out for me is that you’re positive and kind and I like the way you write your posts…

  • Ja

    I absolutely love your photographs! They’re so professional and true to colour! You have no idea how many times I’ve consulted your blog for swatches, especially blushes!

  • Jenna O

    I love photos you have on your blog! And all your reviews, I´ve found many new favorites via them 😛

  • Victoria

    Congratulations on your 3rd Anniversary! If you are indeed pregnant, congratulations again :-) It must be a wonderful feeling to be a mother naturally and it is something I hope I will be blessed with if I am blessed by God.

    I think I subscribe you via Google as I get notifications via gmail. I am a regular reader of your blog and I always come back because you are one hilarious woman and also because of your skills in eye makeup. Your posts on eye makeup are really detailed and in depth and I am currently using it as examples for my own eye makeup :-)

    • Lily

      I always know a regular :-) I’m thinking of maybe putting up gifs when I do these eye makeup tutorials (because I’m too lazy in editing videos) because I thought they might be more helpful. We’ll see how it goes though. I haven’t been feeling like myself lately. I’m surprised I can reply to comments. Hahaha!

  • namiii

    Congratulations on the birthday and for the happy news!we wanna THANK u too for keeping the posts up and giving us honest reviews and makeup tips thruout all these years. Your blog is simply amazing! my religious read:) Lets all hope that there willl be many more years to come!your blog has really helped me to choose makeup and skincare wisely. I don’t reside in malaysia, but I love visiting your blog frequently to learn about what’s being released overseas that we can’t get here. Oh, how often I’ve longed for something I’ve seen on your blog that just isn’t attainable here! But it’s fun to see the products and read your thoughts nonetheless! You write well and have great pictures. What more could a person ask for from a beauty blog May you continue on for many years to come and I wish you even greater success!

    • Lily

      Aaw thank you for your kind words Namiii :-)

  • Yvonne Tay

    Ooooh! Congrats!

    Found and started reading your blog initially because of the similar skin tone and ease of availability of things that you talk about (since you are technically my neighbour).. Then I got hooked to your honesty and pretty pictures. :) Looking forward to more good years ahead! =D

    • Lily

      Thank you Yvonne and hi neighbour *waves* 😀 My pictures are quite inconsistent though. When I put some thought into it, they turn out nice, but sometimes, they’re just functional. LOL!

  • Robert

    Hellooo~ Congratulations on ChloeAsh turning 3! And also thanks for posting honest reviews of products and sometimes, tips and tricks about how to use certain products and how they work! 😀

  • cychen

    Happy birthday! I love how much thought is put into all of your posts. They’re entertaining yet informative. And I will always check the reviews before making any purchase decisions. And again, I love the attention you’ve given into packing the box for the giveaway, making sure the colors are universally flattering :)

    • Lily

      Thank you! And yes, I think whoever wins this will be quite happy :-)

  • http://drivelaboutfrivol.blogspot.com/ Kate Driveller

    Happy blogaversary, my love! (I am not entering, because feel slightly appalled at my consumption lately, but wanted to comment anyway.)
    Not that your photos, looks, and the products you feature aren’t all fantastic, but I really just read for your funny, warm voice and that quirky (<— look how polite I am! haha) personality that always shines through. So I will be sad that your posting will be rarer, but then again I'd also read you typing the phone book, so….

    • Lily

      LOL at quirky. Takes one to know another. Hah!!

  • Shu Ting

    Happy blog anniversary (sorry! I can’t quite put both words together. Old fashioned I am…) :)

    I love coming back to your blog especially to check out the femme boulevard series, your random things posts, and the many different looks you have created, particularly the Urban Decay Vice 2 (did I get it right?) palette. This is exactly my cup of tea. I need more inspirations on creating looks using a single palette!! :)

    I haven’t met you but I can imagine already that you are a witty and funny girl despite what you said that you are quiet in person… Hehe

    I hope you will never stop writing, otherwise it will be such a shame. Really. :)

    • Shu Ting

      Hang on… Wave of nausea… You don’t mean… Having a bun in the oven, are you? :)

      • Lily

        Yeah, nausea is getting a little worse. I’m with you though. Blog anniversary, blogiversary? Blogoversary? Blogaversary? Blardy hell…. I’m confused!

    • Lily

      And congratulations! You’re the winner of this giveaway! Email me your mailing address so I can mail this box of goodies to you Ok? Congratulations again!

  • Veena Arasu

    Oh em gee!! *drools*
    Being a makeup addict i always looked up in the net for a good review of the products available in malaysia….as I came across several malaysian beauty/makeup experts’ blog I FOUND YOU! Honestly, everyday, after work I’ll check ur blog for updates and recent reviews….. I have bought several products after reading your review and I’m loving it so far….I follow you on Instagram…and whenever I see a new selfie with stunning makeup look, I rush to your blog..
    Well, I love your blogposts as they’re simple, and genuine and very informative…and two thumbs up for those great reviews with extra great photos of stuffs and also the befor after pictures…thank you for being thoughtful as it (good pictures) makes a huge difference!!
    Keep up the good job and please continue blogging !!
    Stay happy and healthy.


    • Lily

      Aaw thank you darling. And thanks for finding me :-)

  • tzeni pap

    happy blog anniversary!!i like your honest reviews and your taste is similar to mine!!i hope that there will be more posts in the future!!

  • http://girlbehindglasses.wordpress.com/ Nikki P.

    Happy blog anniversary! :)

    I come back to your blog mainly because, aside from the great photos, your reviews always help me in buying a product.

  • Gintare

    congrats with anniversary. 3 years is quite a lot :)
    i like
    how you review products, genuine information, great photos which helps
    me to decide about products. also i like the looks you post – just to
    get some new ideas for my make up.

  • http://charlotteg0h.blogspot.com/ Charlotte Goh

    Happy 3rd birthday to your blog, Lily!
    I like the way you write, funny, down to earth, and honest..
    Thanks for doing this giveaway! Congratulations again :)


  • http://www.interestingcornerofme.blogspot.com/ JMei

    Happy Anniversary!

    I like this blog as it make me become more alert for beauty products :)

  • BooBooNinja

    Congratulations, hon! Three years is an accomplishment to be proud of. Ya know I come here ’cause I dig ya. :)

  • ina

    Happy anniversary. Iam a silent reader :) as naturally im a quite person. I foung ur blog when i just started make up. I like ur blog as your have nice mix varieties of reviews, looks, tips and even ramblings :). And your review is straightforward!!!. Thank you for blogging.

  • http://www.beauty-box-online.com Beauty Box

    Happy anniversary Lily! And you’ve got to be pregnant!! Nausea?! Congrads if you are!! I love your blog because you have a warm and personable tone to your writing. And you seem like a regular mum of two who loves makeup and beauty products which is something I can really relate to. :)

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    Happy {belated} Blogaversary, Lilz!! Congratulations! And big congrats on your other news that is currently causing you to feel barfy! Lots of love! :*

    • Lily

      Thank you babe! Vomiting isn’t fun at all, but hopefully it’ll pass soon :-)