Monthend Randomness: Let’s Talk About Love

I had a rant on blogging and my addiction to beauty stuff a while back <you can read it here if you’re curious> and I brought up the possibility of not blogging anymore. Friends were encouraging me to continue blogging, but maybe talk about something other than beauty related. I thought that was a really… Read more »

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Empties: Devoured and Dumped

There is no way to make empties post interesting. However, I still want to document what I used up. I have used up skincare as usual, and threw out old makeup. I threw out mostly old pencils, both eye pencils and lip pencils. Dude, I had eye infections so regularly, I totally freaked out. Gone… Read more »


Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column Vol.10: ​What are essential makeup brushes everyone should own?

      What are essential makeup brushes everyone should own?       RAE | Canada | the Notice: a beauty blog I think everyone needs to own a dense foundation brush, a pinpoint concealer brush (I favour fine-tipped art brushes, or a lip brush like the Make Up For Ever 304), and at least three good… Read more »

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Announcement: Blog Sale is Live

Hey guys, just a short announcement that I put up some things in the blog sale, and they are looking for a new home! All of them are very lightly used products. Those that have been used more often are usually given away instead. There are quite a few limited edition items and I’m actually… Read more »

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Review: Clinique Quickliner For Eyes Intense in Intense Chocolate is Intensely Annoying

When it comes to eye pencils, I like mine to be retractable. Takes the sharpening out of the equation. I also like my liners to be smudge proof and humidity proof. I have a lot of black liners, so I thought I’d go for brown. I swatched this brown and I immediately fell in love.  … Read more »


Sunday Stash Shopping #50: By Terry Ombre Blackstar Misty Rock

Instead of doing a review on this cream shadow in a stick, the By Terry Misty Rock, I thought I’d just use it for this stash shopping post. It took me a while to understand this product. There is a much longer setting time compared to Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown. You can play around… Read more »

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On Rotation: Sunscreens

Have I mentioned before that I don’t go out of the house without sunscreen on my face at least? Have I also mentioned before that I use sunscreen even when it’s cloudy or there’s thunderstorm? I also apply sunscreen on my children, hoping it will instill a habit in them. Currently, I have 4 sunscreens… Read more »


Importing Cosmetics To Malaysia: Your Risk

I thought I want to share with you my recent experience with purchasing cosmetics online. The buying experience was great, but things went downhill as the package reached Malaysian shores. Let me just tell you that I’ve been purchasing cosmetics online, from makeup to skincare, and I’ve never had any problems getting them delivered to… Read more »

Melvita Argan Oil

Review: Melvita Argan+ Face Oil

I never had much luck with face oils. I tried just a couple, and then I gave up. I really didn’t want to try again just in case I break out unnecessarily. I can live without face oils, but I can’t live with breakouts, thank you very much. I first heard of argan oil from a… Read more »

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Fitness Journey Check in #2

Where has the time gone eh? It’s already half way through 2015! My new year resolution was to get fitter and stronger, and with all the hard work put in, I’m happy to report that progress is there! I’ve never been super active my entire life. When I wanted to fit into a smaller sized… Read more »

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    Review: Bobbi Brown Face Mist vs Melvita Damask Rose Floral Water

    I never really understood face mists until recently. I tried the Caudalie Beauty Elixir a while back and wasn’t really impressed. I liked the cool minty feeling on the skin while some hated it and I didn’t mind the scent while some were completely put off by it. I read good things about the Melvita… Read more »

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    Updates and Random Thoughts

    It’s been a while since I dumped my random thoughts on the blog. My daily life is quite a routine, where I’d take care of the little baby, and chauffeur the girls to and from school / classes. Then, at least 5 days a week, I’d try to get my workout in, whenever I have… Read more »

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    Last Hoorah for ChloeAsh’s 4th Birthday

    So, this is the last and final installment of my giveaway rally. It’s been a ride, and it’s been fun choosing stuff for you guys. The last round were some summer essentials, so I thought this round, I’d go backwards and present to you a Spring Box. Here are the things included (and some samples… Read more »

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    Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column Vol.6: Makeup / Skincare DOs and DON’Ts

    This week, we will be talking about skincare and makeup dos / don’ts. The most important thing though, I must stress, is that we need to know our own skin and features. I enjoy experimenting with new skin care and makeup but that’s because my skin can tolerate it. If your skin is sensitive and… Read more »

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    Not A Review: Lancome Blush Subtil Perle de Corail

    My “Not A Review” is a series of posts where I want to show you something without saying much. Mainly because the pictures do all the talking, and also sometimes, I just don’t know what to say. In this case, I just don’t know if this is still available, and I also don’t know how… Read more »

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    Review: Biotherm Life Plankton Essence

    Truth be told, I haven’t tried anything from Biotherm before. Every time I walk past the counter, I am usually distracted by other brands nearby. I have already kind of figured out what skin care works for me, and I am content to use whatever I have at the moment. Curiosity does get me though,… Read more »

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    Sunday Stash Shopping #46 with Bobbi Brown

    Today is a Bobbi Brown Sunday. I got to try the new serum foundation and face mist recently and I thought it would be a good idea to show you how they work. I put together a look that I haven’t done in ages – green! I love my green eye shadows and liners but… Read more »

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    My Summer Essentials

    Summer. I’ve been seeing photos and reviews of summer collections here and there, so I thought, why don’t I tell you what my must haves are? Truthfully though, your summer is my all year long! I’m going to keep this short, because you know, there’s a surprise in here somewhere… and I didn’t want to… Read more »

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    Review: Rouge Dior Baume 760 Garden Party

    I’ve been quite the hermit. I didn’t leave the house much since late October last year… and only recently did I feel comfortable enough to leave the house to go shopping with the baby. Of course I’d go out once in a while, but no more than once a week. I mean, I’m used to… Read more »