A Day in my life


Today marks the 6th month since I left my previous place (used to be my home for two years), my workplace and my friends. I paid a visit and nostalgia kicked hard. I missed them so much and the places I used to see every morning on my way to work. Realizing that I am going old and eventually pass adulthood makes me cringe, because of how the time just flew by. Haha! But it’s all good, and this goes to show that I am aware that I am an adult and expected to act like one. Willingly, opened myself to change and worked my way through it as what I have imagined it going to be. I still can remember those times I caught myself wondering what to do next. But as long as we know what we want, we can always start from there. I wanted to explore more in a way that can help establish new learnings; for my career, personal and social well-being, and so I did. For now, everything is in the place where they’re supposed to be and happy beyond measure that I did the right thing for me. Take a risk, be sensible in things that are attainable and what are you capable of, then work on it, fight for it and never stop until you get it. Fear is always there, and it’s good serving as your reminder that screwing up is not an option and that you better do good!

The day was filled with giggles, catching up, and was productively fun. And of course horrible and shameless photoshoot in every corner possible. 🙂


Picks & Bits

I love playing around with makeup like 99 % of the time. It has been part of my daily routine, and it pleases me every time I do mine. I don’t take ‘wearing makeup as a way of masking and whatnot,’ rather a way of enhancing what we are blessed with. Personally, wearing makeup kind of boosts my confidence and I feel like whatever the day may bring, I can handle it. That sounds very lame, but it’s true. I fancy me some good concealers to hide those under eye circles and keep the impression of being well-rested. Here are my current picks and bits.


For starter, on my face, I am keen with the foundation I’m using because that will make a huge impact on the overall appearance of your makeup. Currently, I’m using the Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow of Benefit with the Pore Fessional primer (very important, to have a smooth base to work on and for foundation not to appear cakey) if I wanted a good coverage for days that I need to. Otherwise, on regular days, I mean like every day I’ll just use the tinted moisturizer by Laura Mercier. With a damp beauty blender/sponge by Real Techniques and blending, then we’re good to go. For concealer, I used to use the Nars Creamy Concealer but sadly I hit bottom and haven’t had a re-fill yet, so, I started using the Maybelline Age Rewind that everybody’s raving about and so far I love it. For setting powder, I have been using the Laura Mercier setting powder for over a year now, and I don’t see myself shifting anytime soon. Bronzing is one thing that I need to practice more; sometimes I don’t realise that without bronzer, the face can appear dull or flat because of the foundation that gives it just a plain contrast on your face. Bronzer gives colour and dimension while blushers help you appear healthier by not looking pale.


For eyes, Mac Eye Shadow x9 in Amber has been the current pick. Nyx Eyebrow Cake Powder in Brunette with Benefit Gimme Brow as a setting gel and Nyx Slide On Pencil in Pure White that I use as a highlighter on the brow bone for a well-defined and clean-edged brows. I used to be obsessed with winged eyeliner, but over time I have forgotten it if I feel though I’ll use the Elizabeth Arden Liquid Eye Liner in Dark Valentine shade that comes out black with a mascara of the same brand. Lastly, tight lining with Rimmel London Waterproof black eyeliner to have an illusion of fuller eyelashes (the only drugstore product that doesn’t do this thing- smudging onto the lower lash line).

I’m not a lipstick expert because I don’t wear them. I seriously can put on a full on face makeup with vaseline on my lips and call it a day. In a certain occasion and circumstance, I would be using my lip stain that my friend got me as a Christmas present. But first, moisturizing the lips is a must.

My favorite part would have to be applying highlighter. It’s just amazing how can highlighting ties up the whole look and makes it a lot more better. Wanted to look glowing, fresh and flirty? Highlighting is the key. I am using Elizabeth Arden Liquid Highlighter, easy to apply and blends easily it is just wonderful!


Finally, on to setting spray. I have been using the Mac Prep+Prime setting spray; it does wonder for keeping makeup in place and making it last longer.

I tend to stick with a single product at a time or at least until I finished the whole thing, to let my skin soaked it up and get used to it. This way I can avoid imminent breaking out and overspend as well.

At the end of the day, removing makeup before bed is more important than applying it on before starting the day. I use wipes and a thorough cleansing with water. I’m not going to get into details, thinking of posting a skincare routine soon.

Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

Best of 2016

How is it 2017 already? It’s unbelievably crazy how time just flew by like that, yet it shouldn’t be a depressing thing at all. We are so done for 2016 and ready for 2017 and everything that comes with it. I’ll share my best of 2016 travel sesh merely to document what happened last year. I’ll try not to write any negative comments about anything to keep the vibe of being grateful. Haha.


My top memory had to be in Singapore last March where I got to spend my birthday with my long-not-seen friends. It was soo sooo fun. We had dinner in a Spanish Buffet Restaurant; the food was delicious, the atmosphere was relaxing perfect for just a chill-out evening and catching up on everyone. The next day, we went to Universal Studios and enjoyed the whole day of rides, giggles, and fun.

I went to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as well where I got to explore the lovely city, had a glimpse of what is it like to live there even in just a few days. Experienced the busyness of the shopping malls, met cheerful locals and tourists and of course the pleasure of my heart seeing the splendid twin tower before my naked eyeballs. Of course I can’t forget the anxiety I felt when I saw everything not written in English, like how am I gonna read them? Tip for the next trip, know the simple entry and exit words written in foreign alphabet.

Last November, I went to India. I landed in Delhi then traveled by car to Jaipur and Agra where you can find the magical Taj Mahal. The feeling I had when I saw the actual human-made magic was incredibly priceless. The four-day quick trip was a success and though unplanned things happened for me to keep, it certainly over-weighed the joy and satisfaction of the whole experience.

I love to travel alone and plan my itinerary and book everything myself. Hopefully, can do more this year. It is insane how scary a thing will be until you’ve done it. Sure it goes with a risk of being not able to go home with complete limbs and whatnot, but hey it is fun, and somehow it helps you grow because it did to me. I hope you enjoyed and got inspired to do the same. Perhaps this isn’t entirely helpful but keep your eyes peeled because we will have great adventures coming. I apologise if this is crappy, this will be better in time (I will be better haha) because there is no other way around. Have a prosperous new year!