August Empties

Hello everyone! I've got an announcement to make, and that is of me making a comeback. :p yes, after an incredibly long hiatus with extremely sporadic posts here and there, I believe, I strongly believe I am back for good. :)

I've had a pretty rough 2014, having had surgery in April to losing my grandmother last month… It's been tough, but I will write about it another day. Thought I'd kickstart blogging by showing you what I've used up in the last month!

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Recuperating

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Hi! I’m writing this from my phone as I have run out of scheduled posts and am currently unable to sit up for prolonged periods of time.

It’s been trying. A friend joked that Lillian Too (pretty famous feng shui master) mentioned that people who are born in the Year of the Dragon (that’s me) face ill health this year.

I’ve been pretty ill. Managed to use three days’ MC at the start of the year thanks to a horrible episode of food poisoning before coming down with a really bad back – colleagues who know me well would have been victim to my many complaints, moans and groans.

Late March, I was “diagnosed” with a torn spinal ligament, which resulted in me being bedridden for the rest of the month. It’s not so bad, just six days… But enough to upset some.

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Review: Dior Capture Total Eyes Essential Serum

An eye serum. For someone who doesn't apply eye cream diligently, this was quite a big purchase for me. I honestly don't know what made me make this purchase, but I can't say it was a bad decision!

I bought this quite sometime ago, as I enjoyed using the face serum (thanks, Lily!) and thought it wouldn't hurt to give the eye serum a go. Regular readers would know my eye sacks are the bane of my life and reading the blurb of this product that promises to “rid the eye area of toxins”, I was sold.

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Beauty Haul!

Hello! This post, and the many more to come are actually scheduled posts as I recuperate from surgery. To take everyone's minds off me being at the hospital, allow me to indulge a little and display this lovely haul I gathered from the last few weeks, with the most recent being from a few days ago (thank you, Mummy!)

I spy four blushes in this haul…. The blush addict in me is showing for sure!

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All Packed for a Hospital Stay

 

By the time you read this, I'm probably all checked into the hospital and awaiting surgery. I've got a bit of a complex condition going on and am struggling to cope with all the implications involved. Thankfully with blogging, I find a bit of normality here with all these scheduled posts as I'm currently downing muscle relaxants and painkillers to nearly no end.

Being an excessive packer, I did my best to “pack light” for this trip. It will be my second stay at the hospital in a span of… six days. It will be a slightly longer stay too, but fret not for I've got all things covered. =)

I'm using this LeSportsac Every Girl Tote in Cozy Print – a birthday present from a friend:

 

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Review: Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser with White Tea

Paying over RM100 for a foaming face cleanser is not something I usually do (other than this cleanser) but this one is really something.

 

Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser with White Tea is one of the more gentle and effective foaming cleansers I've ever used. It's cheaper than the luxurious SK-II Cleanser I used in the past but is equally effective!

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Review: Soap & Glory’s One Heck of a Blot

This hot and humid climate makes makeup slide off my face pretty quick. It doesn’t help that I sweat loads. Also, I’m not one who likes touching up throughout the day so I’m always after long-wearing products that do not break me out.

In comes One Heck of a Blot:

Soap & Glory’s one of my favourite drugstore brands. I have tried nearly all of their products (thanks to Boots’ 3 for 2 offer) and they work pretty darn well.

This, I managed to bag during another 3 for 2 offer, thanks to dear Paul’s brother who kindly lugged them back for me.

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Review: L’occitane Almond Shower Scrub

L’occitane en Provence. I first encountered this brand back in 2000, when the brand opened its first outlet at KLCC. Fourteen years later, we are still very much in love with the brand. In fact, I believe we have never gone without a single L’occitane product at home.

I recently ran out of my Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub (I bought “tons” and had them shipped home but little did I know Sephora carries them here O.o) stock, so I thought to give this one a go.

Sorry, it’s not exactly a brand new tube but there’s a story behind why this happened!

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Bach’s Rescue Remedy Spray to help with anxiety and stress

Everyone has troubles of their own. Some are able to cope with stress and anxiety, others aren’t. I’ve been struggling with anxiety and stress for many years now, and I’m still trying to deal with it.

When life gets a little overwhelming, I am more than willing to try anything to help alleviate the stress I’m going through.

I found Bach’s Rescue Remedy products at Boots a few years ago and thought I’d give it a go. A kind friend (who suffers from depression) recommended I get the spray version as it’s more travel friendly and lasts longer than the pastilles / drops.

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Bottoms Up: March Empties

It's been nearly a year since I last posted an empties post. I have used up and repurchase quite a few products but unfortunately, the procrastinator in me got went too far and those empties have since headed to the recycle bin.

However, I managed to gather the empties I used up in March and here it is!

From left: Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer SPF50, Biore Aqua Watery Essence SPF50, Shiseido White Lucent Anti-Dark Circles Cream, Cellnique Intensive Soothing and Hydrating Masque, Bio Oil and L'occitane Fresh Face Water

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