Sunday, 3 December 2017

Reviving.

Hi Everyone, (if anyone is even reading LOL)

it’s been a while!

It’s been almost 1.5 years since i posted on this blog.

Many things have happened.. Mainly the pups(more like old man) business. Domo injured himself somewhere in April this year, and everything just went downhill for both of them. From just an injured limp(which we thought an easy procedure without surgery can be done) to a major surgery that require him at least 6months to heal, and in the midst of healing, his stomach had some issue due to the amount of medication he had to take for his injured limp and then the surgery, and lastly both of them had to undergo scaling just over the past month for periodontal disease prevention.

But on the good note. At least they’re now good and running around without feeling pain/discomfort/suffering.

2017 has be hell of a negative emotional ride. Training my mental health constantly every single day. When i thought things were getting better, something negative decides hit me again. TBH, i’m never a fighter, well i never consider and felt like one before. So I’ve no idea now i managed to overcome all these in 2017, not just the dogs but other personal, and work stuff as well. But there’s one thing that i learnt from it all, when things around you take a down turn, don’t overwhelm yourself with the negativity that surrounds you. take it easy, clear your mind and take it one thing at a time, day by day. All these negativity is temporary, and won’t last forever. If you have a solution to change things around, then do it! If it’s something that’s not within your control, just do your best everyday and it’ll slowly get better. I don’t even know if this is the right way to handle these, but at least it kinda help me go through the tough period.

 

I haven’t been posting much in 2016 as well, that’s because I was going through a quarter life crisis. I’m seeing people around me finding what they want in life and excelling(and not as well) in the field. Yet i’m still stuck no where. Feels like i’m in the middle of the sea holding on to a log trying to find a ship to board and safe myself. I have a full time job, but i don’t know it it’s what i want to do for the rest of my life, or do i want a career change, or…. To put it short, it’s just I don’t know what i want in life. I don’t know if what I’m doing is right for me, am i happy doing it or not. Don’t get me wrong, I love blogging, I love sharing with you my thoughts on stuff i’ve been trying out, I even made a YouTube Channel and videos. It’s something i’m genuinely interested about. It’s really just a hobby. But living in Singapore hobby/interest as your career isn’t an easy path. I have friends that wants to do what they love for their living, but very often the job that brings them joy can’t fill their rice bowl, and they have to find another alternative to fill their rice bowl, juggling many roles/job and a time, exhausting them mentally and physically. I don’t know if they’re happy doing it, but i am really envious of them having the courage to pursue their dreams no matter how hard life is choosing this path. Well for me, I have many interest, so i kinda don’t know what i wanna do in life. I love my dogs, which is the main reason why i love animals so much. I want to do something related in the animal welfare/well being field. Yet at the same time I’m interested in makeup fashion etc. And also part of me really like doing business. So it made me really struggle bit when i fell into this crisis, because i feel i don’t know what i want in life. But after much thought and calming down, I realise that it’s just I can’t find a middle ground where i can accommodate and do everything that I like together. Actually till today I still haven’t found a middle ground to it. HAHAHHAHAHA

I’ve been going through this “crisis” that most of the time i’m just unhappy and not in the mood of doing anything else out of the routine so i i don’t have to feel so vexed. I stopped blogging. i don’t want blogging to feel like a chore and an unhappy place as well. I’ve always tried my best to keep unhappy and depressing things out of the blog when i post, mainly because i just don’t like looking at sad stuff when i look back. I wanna see and remember the good ones, and at that point, i kinda couldn’t bring myself to post.

 

This entire 2017 thought me a lot. And the main take away is to take things one at a time, day by day. So i’ve decided that I’m gonna revive this blog. Post anything and everything like how i use to, maybe not everyday, but as often as i can, though i’d really like to go back to posting everyday, but no stress. Don’t want to make it seem like i’m making blogging a chore. If i can I’ll post more, but if not i’ll post when i can.

If you have any request, be it the dogs, makeup, skincare or anything.. really… Just let me know and I’ll write a post and let you know my views on it. Don’t ask me life advices HAHAH, because I’m not even sure if i can give a legit/ good help to you HAHAHAH I will also do up a post on what exactly happen to Domo when i’m ready to talk about it. Mainly because when i was going through the entire drama with Domo, most of the time I felt that I’m alone, and no one to turn to or anyone or anyone who can relate to what i’m going through and the decisions I have to make. There are so many unanswered worries prior to post recovery that I was unsure about and also mainly Domo’s well being and life after recovery. I know there’s bound to be someone out there, maybe even as i’m typing this post, feeling so helpless, uncertain and despair over the exact same method as what i’ve been though. So I’ll gather up and sort out all my emotions, and when i’m ready to talk about it, I’ll share into details what happened to Domo, what we did, and how we helped him recover from it. BTW he’s doing well, we’re done going back to the vet for good until the next annual vaccination. if you’re wondering what he’s doing now, it’s 7am and he’s sleeping on the bed beside me as I’m typing and tell you about him LOL totally oblivious about us talking about him HAHAHA! As for Ozzy, he’s also sleeping very comfortably with his 4 little legs up in the air like nothing’s gonna wake him up. oh.. Ozzy, he’s been a great emotional support for Domo and I this year. LOL So considerate and giving towards the both of us. I don’t even know if he knows it. LOL

 

Alright this post is getting little lengthy, and I want to go back and sleep in for another 2hrs before we start out day.  So i’ll see you in my next post!

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Review : Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner

Hi Everyone!

It’s been a long while! it really has!
I’ll update about my life again in another post (maybe since there’s really nothing interesting), as for today, as you can see from the title above, I’m gonna do a review on one of my new purchases.

WARNING!! THIS POST IS NOT FOR PEOPLE WITH OILY SCALP!
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Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner

Someone asked on Garner Singapore’s FB page regarding this range and they mentioned that they don’t carry it. So I’m guessing you can’t get this product in Guardian/Watsons or any major super and hyper markets.
I got mine at Venus, kinda like a beauty wholesale.


I’ve been using this product for almost 2months now, and so far I’m loving it. I’ve been washing my hair every other day before using this range. Ever since I’ve started using this, I’ve been washing my hair everyday. This product is to deep condition and give really smooth and sleek shiny hair, and it also contains organ oil. From my experience, if I skipped one day of not washing my hair, my scalp will feel really itchy/dirty and really uncomfortable. I usually won’t even wanna touch it if i didn’t get it clean.

But that’s probably the only con I have for this range.

Let’s start off with the shampoo.

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I don’t know if you can see from the photo. The shampoo comes in a transparent thick liquid. Kind of made me think of the kids glue we use when in Primary School.
Comparing this with many other shampoos I’ve used, I find this shampoo pretty runny to work with. When I just started using, lots of product flow out from the bottle since I didn’t know how to control it and my entire head becomes extremely foaming and soapy. But after working with it for a period of time, I kinda manage to estimate how much I really needed!

If you have shoulder length hair and really like the shiny, smooth sleek feeling. I think just by using this shampoo will do the trick. Just with the shampoo alone, I notice my hair feeling softer and smoother after wash.

Because my hair length is around my chest area, I follow up with the conditioner after rinsing the shampoo out.
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The conditioner is a lot thicker and much harder to pump out of the tube. It’s like a hair mask texture. To me, it doesn’t feel light weight like how other conditioners feel. This conditioner actually feels more like a hybrid between hair mask and conditioner. It is easy to work into the hair, and I usually just leave in on and wash my face, brush my teeth and wash the rest of my body before rinsing it.

The pairing of both this products together revived my almost dead looking hair.
Recently I’ve decided that I don’t really want permed hair anymore. I want to start taking better care of my hair and made sure that the glow comes back.
My hair feels kinda dead before using this range. There’s always tangles in the hair and it just didn’t feel good. but after using this product, the problem is pretty much gone! Remember how i used argan oil after showering to tame those tangles in my hair. Now I don’t really need it. Adding argan oil on my hair when I step out of the shower makes my hair looks even shiner and healthier. I don’t have any problems with tangled hair anymore. I’m thinking it has to be the ingredients used in it
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There already is Argan Oil in both the Shampoo and Conditioner!

I’ll definitely recommend this! Especially for those who have frizzy hair! well.. I don’t really have crazy frizzy hair. But I have tons of baby hair sticking through. It helped with the taming of it. But now my hair seems bit lack of volume. It’s a give and take I guess??

I don’t recommend this to people who has only skin/scalp. I think this product may really clog your pores and create some breakout! not sure about it, but I’m guessing it will!
If you need recommendations on hair care routine for oily scalp or deep cleansing routine check out my video below! (yes i’m trying to make videos now)




For all of you who are wondering, this range retails for $6.50-$6.90 each at Venus Beauty.

Happy showering!
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And I’ll see you in the next post!

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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

GRWM : BFF Wedding!

Hi Everyone!!

Welcome back! it’s been awhile since I actually sat down and typed something.
about a month ago in December, My BESTEST friend finally tied a knot! So happy for her! there were soo many hiccups as to where to hold the wedding and how her wedding is going to be held. initially was suppose to be december, then it became march, then june, then march again, then june again, and at last they decided at the very last few months to hold 2 weddings! one traditional and one solemnisation! so the one that we went is for the solemnisation her theme was suppose to be beach theme, but as it gets nearer to the wedding, she told me to match something orange. LOL i got 3 dresses, not knowing which to wear, and also.. it was on offer, but she choose the orange one to match her theme. So yea. i wore that in the end.Initially i wanted to vlog the entire day but i’m not sure if she wants me to post it online or not. so to be safe, i didn’t. Instead, I film myself getting ready.
To be real honest, when i was filming this, the only thought that I had going through my mind was this idea is so lame. Why will I even feel like it’s sometimes special to document. But as I was looking back and editing the video, i noticed myself smiling nonstop. What’s flowing through the mind isn’t the makeup that I did. It was the entire night of witnessing one of the most important people in my lives moving on to the next chapter of her life. It was indeed a real precious moment.

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If you’re interested to watch me get ready, here’s a video!




thanks for reading!!
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Thursday, 14 January 2016

XMY Diary : A Random Note

It's been awhile since I posted a post or even a video. But do stay in tune! I'm still trying to sort out pictures and footage on our Hong Kong Trip.
Few Moments ago, xm was asking me about my lunch. Recently I have no appetite for meals and couldn't finish the portion I use to be able to. So I was saying same for today, around 1/3 of the food was left over.
Tonight we're meeting for dinner and I was telling him I worry I won't be able to eat much. Maybe manage just a little more than a slice of pizza. Him being him told me," you'll have 2 slices of pizza(which I usually easily devour 4-5slices) and I'll give you my crusts". Doesn't sound like much to others, but it warms me at this very moment.
The reason for my love for pizza is for the stuff crust. For those who don't know, stuff crust is the pizza's crust wrapped with cheese. That's my favourite part of the entire pizza.
Knowing my poor appetite recently, yet not wanting me to miss out on my favourite treat, he suggested it.
What more can I ask for. (:


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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Update!

Hi Everyone! been really busy recently!

and i've posted more youtube videos!
I'll update this spaces soon!
meanwhile check out my new videos!





Monday, 9 November 2015

Everyday Simple Makeup Routine For Work

Every morning I wake up feeling so lazy to run through my makeup area to find which kind of makeup to put on and a lot of times because of that I decided to give up trying to put on makeup to work. So I actually stop wearing make up because of the laziness I experience every morning, I think I actually went without makeup for a good 3months! People usually feel more confident with their skin at this point. I just felt normal, I guess it’s probably because I never really felt inferior about my skin prior to not wearing makeup. But at the same time, I didn’t feel an extra boost of confidence because I always felt not putting on alittle makeup actually makes me look more tired and listless. which I can’t deny it’s true given my horrid sleeping habits. HAHAHA

Recently hacks videos are super popular on YouTube and I came across a Morning Hack Video. Can’t remember who actually made that video but they actually mention something that i knew but always left out and not do at all.
Which is to keep the makeup I wanna use in the morning in a bag to save time.

And so i tried it on night, and save to say.. I’ve been more hardworking on putting makeup than before. LOL!

So here’s a peek on what I wear everyday, and also my super fast 5min super rush makeup routine!
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I keep all the makeup in this bag, got it free from DMK, and I use this because it’s small and compact. I can just throw it into my bag if i’m in a rush. It barely weights much to feel something extra is in my bag. And most importantly! it’s too small to even over pack!!

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It needs some rearranging for it to totally fit in the pouch. but this will work. LOL!
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These are pretty much my staples for everyday. I usually switch up the lip stain pretty often. Usually i’ll go for a more pinky nude shade. But just that day I was feeling something more red. which explains that. LOL!.

Seems like a lot of product. But on days where I only have less than 5mins to put on makeup, I’ll skip some of them. e.g. eyeliner and all

Actually I don’t really remember what I used that day. It was take like a week or 2 ago. So~~ yea. LOL!
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Before any makeup, just after my skincare routine.
I was and still am experiencing those comedone outbreak around my face.not sure if you can see it clearly. I was at Sephora finding for something that’ll make the bumps on my face go away, the lady there actually told me for my case I’ll have to seek professional help and go for facial. I don’t feel that it was a serious problem, so.. I’m now trying to use scrubs and exfoliant with mask to try and lessen the problem.
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Ahhh~~ I thought I skipped eyeliner. But I remembered I went for a really thin eyeliner look to like I had fuller lashes.so yea. I’m not really good at lower liner, so usually when i’m in a hurry I’ll just skip it.

And also!! recently I’ve learn the technique of filling in brows. so i’m been doing it really often! and YES!!! i’m getting the hang of it!
Really in love with filling in my brows! makes my brows look so full!! I LOVE!!!!

Yea this is usually how i look. Eyeshadow and all are just too time consuming. LOL! so I’ll skip them. I’ll usually only put eyeshadow if I have at least 30mins to prep. LOL.

Yea that’s pretty much what i usually wear everyday. just a different lip and maybe with/without eyeliner and mascara. LOL.

My aim for this bag is just to make myself look less tired and more even skin tone. So eyeliner and mascara don’t really matter to me. LOL although it will not make me look as awake as I wanted. But it makes a little difference with the BB cushion, so I’m satisfied.HAHAHAH

Alright, I guess I’ll stop here for now! I’ll speak to you in the next post!

Thanks for reading!
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Monday, 12 October 2015

5 Products To Save Your Morning!#morninghacks

I wanted to do a video on this post. but then I just couldn’t find the inspiration to do so.
I mean. what i’m thinking don’t come out as what I said. and it sounded really weird. so i thought, since I can just type it down, why not post it as a post instead.

So, being a 8-5pm office worker, I’m always trying to get maximum time of rest and the shortest way to get ready in the morning yet look good.

So here are 5 things that I made the start of my day so much faster and easier, thus more time to sleep! I mean. who can get ready within 30mins including bathing and still look all prep up!

So let’s get started!

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ok. actually the first product is actually a cheating product. I don’t use it in the day, i use it at night, before i go to bed.
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So I believe all of you know how much I rely on this product to not have rashes or breakout.
Also another factor is that this is ULTRA hydrating. LOL! but indeed this product is very very hydrating. because i’m sleeping in an zircon room now. very often than not. If i don’t hydrate my skin well enough at night, I will have a very tight feeling the next morning and my face feels powdery. You know those dry powdery feeling you get when your face is just too dry. yea, that feeling. And then in the morning I have to apply more moisturiser and apply powder foundation on my face to make sure the moisturiser won’t feel sticky on my skin throughout the day.

So this Cetaphil cream actually helps me with my skincare routine the next day!

So with the help of Cetaphil cream, My skincare routine in the morning is being simplified to only 1 product! Which leads to product no.2!
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Hada Labo Arbutin Whitening Lotion

I believe I actually made a post on this product on this blog since I’ve been using this product for a good 5years.

I remember using this product way back when I’m still struggling with my acne problems. so it’s been a good 5years now. the only difference made was I moved on to the whitening version which is above from the normal hydrating version. Not that the original one isn’t good. It’s just that I always love using products that says it’s brightening or whitening.
This is not only a toner, it’s at the same time a light moisturiser, more than enough to leave my skin smooth and moist for the day ahead!

The 3rd product, is something everyone need!!! it doesn’t have to be this product, anything does fine! but this product speeds up the process of looking more awake!
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& it’s the Laneige BB cushion!
the one I have is in Shade No.21 Natural Beige
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this product is SPF50+ PA+++. Where can you get a makeup with such high SPF??? well i know I’ve never seen anything like this so far.
So far for makeup, or should i say foundation, the largest SPF I’ve seen so far is SPF30. Also, because my skincare routine, I use a lot of whitening products, so I have to use SPF to protect it even more. I heard. Not too sure if it’s true, when you use whitening products and don’t protect your skin with sunscreen, your skin is more prone to freckles and age marks. So to prevent that, I made sure to apply them. Be it sunscreen or This BB  Cushion or any thing that has SPF. And also I feel i’m already so tanned I don’t wanna be any more tanned. HAHAHAHA

Next product, which is like my secret to look more awake, healthier and radiant is this.
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Revlon Colour Burst Balm Stain. 

Specifically in shade..
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Honey Douce.

It’s a good thing I don’t have to say it out since i don’t know pronounce it. HAHAHA

I LOVE the entire line of the colour burst balms, be it the metallic ones, the matte ones or the original ones. But this have been my fave for the past 2(?) years!! I’ve been using this everyday just as something to brighten up face. this is a pinky nude which is so subtle it actually looks like it’s my lips colour. I can use this with a full face of makeup or without. When I have no makeup on at all and I feel like my face is looking very dead, I’ll just put this on and it instantly makes my skin looks a lot a lot more awake! like I’ve been really really healthy and look radiant!
heeheee. I’ve introduced this to both my sisters as we all have very very dull looking skintone on our lips, not too sure my older sister likes it, but i’m pretty sure my younger sister LOVES it as much as I do!

The very last product! which helps me with controlling the frizzy hair of mine! keep it somewhat manageable throughout the day is..
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The Argan Oil. I believe i’ve talked about this product individually on a post as well, since i’ve been using this product for as long as I can remember. for what I can remember, I’ve finished 3bottles. I have a new bottle of argan oil that is given to me free. So I’ll be using that when i finish this!.
Thanks to this Argan Oil, I can leave the house without drying the hair and yet have manageable hair to work with throughout the day. My hair doesn’t feel like it’s flying all over the place. But it’s partly because i have really manageable hair to work with from the start.
The other thing is when I’m in a rush and have to dry my hair real quick, I’ll just blast the hair dryer on the highest speed with the highest heat. And we all know what happens when we do that. The hair gets damaged. And when I had curls. I had to do it everyday. And applying this twice actually kept my hair in a really really good condition. Even when I visited the hair salon 6mths after the perm, the hair stylist actually said that my hair was kept in a really good condition despite all the chemical i’ve used on my hair in the past.

I totally had to give this oil a credits, because all I did was to apply this oil before and after drying my hair, and it keeps my hair flyaway free and soft and smooth the entire day! Finger and toes thumbs up for this product!!

Yea with that it sums up my 5 products that I saved me from being late for work everyday!

If you’re struggling with being early, or even on time for work, yet you feel you need more time for sleeping! try this out! within 1hr I assure you, you’re be out of house with a full tummy!! That’s of cos you don’t take like 45mins to bathe in the morning. LOL!!!

Thanks for reading and i’ll speak to you again in the next post!
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