Team buffet dinner that day cos.. my team has too many guys (i.e. only 2 girls) & my boss says we'll bankrupt him eating a la carte. 😂
Which is true cos.. they're scary.
But I'd prefer a la carte since I don't eat as much as them (think Hungry Ghost Festival), and a la carte menus are on average better in terms of food quality.
I prefer quality over quantity, anytime.
I also treated myself to dessert because why not, 'twas a good day.
& Seedless Grapes
Matcha Ice Cream
Dark Chocolate Ice Cream
.. need I say more? 😝😋💦
13 Hour Housekeeping
Every year I do a major housekeeping sess. I'll overturn my entire wardrobe / shelves / drawers. #OCD 😁
I love to decide what to keep / give away, maybe cos I love throwing away stuff. Reducing clutter helps me be more productive in my daily life, it clears my mind.
I love organising, & I love systems and order.
I meant to clear my stuff last December but I was too carried away clearing work instead. But the opportunity came this weekend and before I know it has been 13 hours 🤕
But I also fell super ill cos I was super tired after work & I'm allergic to dust. 🤧
(Cleaning dusts off surfaces gives me pleasure 😅, I've an obsession with Dettol. Okay I'm sounding seriously OCD.)
This is my current make up storage.
I call it my HDB. View from the front (with compartments closed) looks like a block of flats. 😂
It is actually 2 blocks decked on top of each other. 4×3, from #Muji. I will highly highly recommend this cos you're able to customise the combination (i.e. vertical / horizontal / a combination of both). It is sturdy, but most importantly I'm able to see the contents inside (otherwise it'll be disastrous when I'm running late 😰). 👍🏻
• Level 1
Contains my #KylieLipKit s. They were left in their delivery box for the longest time.
Yay now! More lippies to play with! 🎉
The drawer on the right has my tinted / lip balms (#Kiehls & #Maybelline tinted balm – 💞), #Clinique Chubby Sticks, Tarte – 💞, #3CE, tinted glosses / liquid lipsticks / lip pencils etc..
• Level 2
Left: Falsies / glue & related products
Middle: Eyeliners (automatic & liquid markers), Mascara, tools
Right: More lip products I know I know. It's my weakness. I love colours and I can't help it. 😝💄 Lip tint & balm sets from #Benefit are my go-to cos I don't have to worry about it wearing off. For events, I love my #Chanel s & #YSL s (behind) cos color pigmentation is simply gorgeous, they're comfortable to wear, and they have a lovely scent. ✔️✔️✔️ if it's a product I'll have to endure for HOURS. 🕙
• Level 3
#RealTechniques – 💞 (value for money) & #Tarte – 💞 brushes, a set of #TheBodyShop Mini Travel Brush Set, a lone #Sigma eyebrow brush & a lone #BobbiBrown one from a highlighter set..
To the left there's also an eyeshadow & highlight palette from #Sleek cos I went through a curious phase with them.
• Level 4
This is where all the fun things are!
Left: Eyeshadows! 🎉 Colours! #3CE (cos I went through a phase), #MAC, #Maybelline Brow Powder, #Laneige, #TarteCosmetics Tartelette in Bloom – 💞 (swear by this baby, so so easy to blend!)
Middle: Blushes! Used to be one of my obsessions but I'm loving the no blush look recently. Figured since I already look so shag, just go with it 🙄 Tarte has really awesome blushes, & 3CE (wallet friendly). I did also played with Sleek's, patchy tbh.
Right: Face products e.g. The Benefit Porefessional – 💞 which is a holy grail product, #LauraMercier – 💞 loose & compact powder, Chanel's – 💞 Perfection Lumeire Velvet for a full face of make up, #BareMinerals – 💞 Mineral Foundation in matte for a light wash of make up. Stuck to these for YEARS, I adore them! 😍
I seldom wear a full face of make up to work. In fact I don't wear much at all. Cos for one I'm lazy like that.
I really love make up but you know how some girls look drastically different without make up..
Well, I don't want for that to be the case so I much rather give everyone my 鬼脸 everyday. 👻 That also means that I get to sleep in a little later, no cakey face, AND I do not need to remove anything after a long day. I hate having to double cleanse when I'm so so tired 😴
One of my favourite corner. 💕
I'm a firm believer that scents are extremely personal and can tell a person's character / mood just like that *finger snap*
Which leads me to wonder, when people gift perfumes, howww 🤔 Cos chances are.. a perfume can smell heavenly, & that's it.
Perfumes are never my choice for presents, not unless the person has requested for a specific bottle / I know currently uses it.
& from experience I will not finish a bottle I opened just because. Evidently from the picture 👆🏻
I may / may not have rant about this before. Lol.
But I'm so so fussy with my perfumes.
Usually the process includes:
• Exploring my options
• Test spraying it in store
• Letting the scent warm up against my wrist
• Wander for hours, shopping, sniffing, shopping sniffing
• Narrowing my options
• Return another day
• Repeat 😶
This goes on until I'm convinced there's a scent I cannot stop thinking off.
Then I'll keep returning and only testing that scent for up to months before committing to a 50/100ml bottle. Talk about commitment issues 🙄
But it's so hard to finish perfumes & I just refuse to be stuck with something I'm not gonna enjoy after a while! 😥
And also because of that I've stopped opening perfume presents and they're now just sitting on a shelve somewhere 😕
If there's anything I've learnt over the years – Perfume 101:
• There really is such thing has a scent varying from person to person. It might be the warmth / the chemical reaction to different skin's PH (I really dk) but, definitely try it on your own skin. On a sample card, that's never the same. ☝🏻
• Pulse points, don't underestimate them. Sometimes a few concentrated dots behind the ears & down the neck & dabbed on the wrist can prove more potent than trying to shower in the mist.
• Dilution classes. The more common ones include Eau de Toilette & Eau de Parfum / Parfum. Sometimes the sales staff will claim that they differ only in concentration. I find them to vary, slightly, most times. For an everyday light scent, I'll opt for the Eau de Toilette, cos I like to spray like a crazy women & re-spray during the day. However, for more romantic / seductive evening scents, I like the Eau de Parfum cos they last longer. I find that there's more dimension & warmth to it too.
I'm no perfume connoisseur, I'm just a Virgo 😅
Mom tried to make her version of Bibimbap that day and it was da bomb 💣
I'm so blessed my mom can & love to cook.
My future family (for the umpteenth time) is so gonna starve.