{Beauty} 100% Natural Lip Balms by Witchery Bath & Body

my friend, Jerine recently started her own natural artisan skincare line- Witchery Bath & Body. And the first few products launched are lip balms in yummy nutella and original flavour.

{Beauty} 100% Natural Lip Balms by Witchery Bath & Body
left: Nut Over Nutella Lip Balm | RM 10; right: Back-to-Basic Lip Balm | RM10

and me being a supportive pang yao (friend in cantonese) immediately ordered one of each ( Nut Over Nutella Lip Balm & Back-to-Basic Lip Balm) but she’s kind enough to send me three! <3 she probably knew my birthday‘s approaching!

{Beauty} 100% Natural Lip Balms by Witchery Bath & Body

on the first look, the lip balms are packaged in stick shape, which i find is better than pot because 1. it’s easier to apply on 2. it’s more hygienic 3. it fits in my lipstick pouch.

and since it’s a DIY, the label is straight to the point showcasing only the brand and product name.

{Beauty} 100% Natural Lip Balms by Witchery Bath & Body

{Beauty} 100% Natural Lip Balms by Witchery Bath & Body

onto the product, i LOVE the scent! well who doesn’t love Nutella huh? however i am inclined to the Back-to-Basic more, i love the faint whiff of the coconut oil!

Witchery Bath & Body is pretty transparent with the recipe. the main ingredients used in these lip balms are beeswax, shea butter, extra virgin coconut oil (certified organic) and vitamin E.

it’s 100% natural hand made with abundance of love! clearly you could also do it yourself but then the cost would be high so why not just pay and sit back and relax while it’s delivered to you? like i did {Beauty} 100% Natural Lip Balms by Witchery Bath & Body

the texture is akin to the Sebamed’s lip balm i’m currently using, slightly thicker compared to Maybelline’s. it glides on my lips smoothly (provided my lips are not chapped) and i like to prep my lips with lip balm before having makeup on so by the time i’m done with makeup, my lips are plump and i could easily slide lipstick on and off i head out to work!

there’s one glitch though, the lip balms break within. it might due to i accidentally flung them to the floor once #destroyer. i have to twist it lil’ by lil’ as they are not retractable now :/ still works perfectly fine as my favourite lip balm, nonetheless.

{Beauty} 100% Natural Lip Balms by Witchery Bath & Body

and yes the Nut Over is sweet, couldn’t resist licking my lips and i actually feel safe doing it! the ingredients are practically edible. i have this thought of diy-ing Nutella stick, i know butter stick is in market, but what about Nutella?! money making business ni! {Beauty} 100% Natural Lip Balms by Witchery Bath & Body

now i have one on my office table and the other one in my handbag, to keep my lips moisturized all the time! the third one, i gave it to my colleague, good things are meant to shared innit? {Beauty} 100% Natural Lip Balms by Witchery Bath & Body

{Beauty} 100% Natural Lip Balms by Witchery Bath & Body

Nut Over Nutella Lip Balm & Back-to-Basic Lip Balm are available on Witchery! grab yours now {Beauty} 100% Natural Lip Balms by Witchery Bath & Body

Getting Wiser

Getting Wiser

and wiser.

thanks to everyone who took some time to leave me a happy birthday message, be it via messenger, whatapps, text, facebook or call,

thank (all of) you!!!

truly grateful that you all remember my birthday thanks to facebook’s notification, hey don’t averted away Getting Wiser

i had a quiet birthday with colleagues and a friend who shares the same birthday as mine, whom i haven’t met for 10 years! how time just flies by, i have no idea man. he still looks the same as he was 10 years ago (life’s so unfair ni!) and he thinks i look prettier now. of course, i didn’t spend a bomb on makeup and skincare for nothing please. it’s really nice catching up with him, reminiscing the good young days!

just a quick recap on what i have accomplished last year, when i was a year younger and freer…

well,

1. i broke up with a boyfriend of four years. things just get diluted. and i somehow foresaw that coming and glad that we did it in a peaceful way. we still keep in touch though to my family’s dismay. i really do think it’s okay to befriend with the ex-es, just have to make it clear that there’s no turning back. we’re just friends and nothing more than that.

2. i chopped off about 40cm length of hair to freshen up my look but regretted it immediately. and no it has nothing to do with #1. i’m not going to cut my hair for the next two years. i want my long tresses back! btw, i went to salon for hair wash just now and almost got a heart attack when my hairstylist divulged my scalp of my fringe is getting weak, there’s a sign of hair loss WTFFFF i’m only 21 how could it be!!! signed up for scalp treatment immediately *nah takes all my money*. so i’m back with a side fringe to reduce the weight and pressure on scalp. i still couldn’t believe it WTFFFFFF

3. i have also started to sustain myself, read financially independent. i landed myself a job through a friend’s recommendation. the salary isn’t lucrative but i see it as a platform to equip myself. so far i’m thankful for the support and opportunity i get, choi choi choi in case i jinx it.

4. i start going to gym regularly to 1. sweat out 2. ogle at muscular hunks. like i mentioned here, i stay in air-conditioned room almost 24/7, i need to perspire in order to secret toxin and to tone my flabby muscle, at the same time, i also need my eye candy. so it’s win-winwin situation, the gym center gets the money and i get what i want in return. it feels really good to drench in sweat, and knowing that you can indulge in food with no guilt.

5. i move out, partially. i stay at workhome during weekday and go home every friday. i love the freedom i have on monday – thursday and i also get to spend time with family on weekend, so i’m one filial daughter okie.

and what’s the pressie(s) i got myself this birthday?

a return flight ticket and a hair-pampering session and also a good news (it could be bad news if i fail though, keeping my finger crossed!).

if i sound incoherent, blame it on the sleepy bugs! my lids are so heavy that they gonna thud anytime soon but i really want to jot these down or it’d never get published, i know myself too well!

so yeah, happy birthday once again to myself!

and good night!

xoxo. the forever-21-ant. 

{Workfit} Pencil Skirt

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blouse + skirt combo is one of my favourite OL outfit ensemble. it’s just so easy to pair them and i can recycle the skirt with other blouses to create new look. it’s a cheap cheat to dupe my colleagues that i have 10 cupboardful of unworn clothing ehehehehehe.

today’s pairing features chiffon floral top and pencil skirt with a twist slit, both durable pieces which i am more than happy to inherit from mami. they are at least 15 years old, can consider as vintage hor! fabric quality was so muchy better back then, no? also added my lunchy wristlet for a pop of colour!

{Workfit} Pencil Skirt

{Workfit} Pencil Skirt

{Workfit} Pencil Skirt

{Workfit} Pencil Skirt

{Workfit} Pencil Skirt

{Workfit} Pencil Skirt

floral top: mami’s
pencil skirt: mami’s
wristlet: Coach
heels: Sembonia
watch: Casio

thank you for reading! and Friday is a day away! *throws confetti*

{Beauty} O’slee Skincare

oslee

{Beauty} Oslee Skincare

my skin is changing ever since i started working. i stay in air-conditioned rooms almost all day long resulting dry and flaky skin *wails* and my skin condition was magnified with makeup on *bawls*.

my (then) skincare regime couldn’t salvage. i started to outsource and that’s how i stumbled upon O’slee. well, this isn’t my first encounter with O’slee. I have tried their O’slee Rosehip Hydra-White Cleansing Powder and loved it! and so coincidentally, my friend from O’slee wanted to send me a bottle of their new star product for review, i might as well purchased the hydrating range from O’slee.

I have been using them day and night for three weeks and i love how my skin is so supple now even though i stay in air-conditioned room most of the time! makeup stays on better too!

so here’s my current beauty regime after cleansing..

{Beauty} Oslee Skincare

{Beauty} Oslee Skincare

O’slee Rosehip Beauty Solution Ruby Toner c/o O’slee | RM 59.90  RM 50.88

1. Toner

made with natural clustered water which permeates into skins and cells easily, activates the cell tissue and releases the vitality of life.

in this 4th generation, O’slee Rosehip Beauty Solution Ruby Toner is added with essential of rosehip, providing multi-benefits to skin

    • moisturizing
    • pore-refining
    • whitening
    • improve skin elasticity .

also, the toner is packed with the essential of peas which

  • increases collagen repairmen
  • tights up and reduces wrinkles
  • improves the absorption ability of skin.

i use toner with cotton pad and wipe it across my face, neck , back ears and collarbone in that chronological order, learnt that after watching 女人我最大, maximizing the cost of toner and cotton pad wtf. back ears part is usually neglectable especially when it’s no-hairwash day(s). so i’ll make sure to clean these parts with cotton pad damped with toner!

on those nights that i am super tired and couldn’t be bothered with the regime, i will at least pat some toner on. i might skip serum or moisturizer, but i will never skimp on toner. donno if it makes any sense la.

{Beauty} Oslee Skincare

{Beauty} Oslee Skincare

Hydra Medi – Intensive Hydrating Serum | RM 129.90 RM 39.88

2. Serum

contains high concentration of hyaluronic acid that is readily-adsorbed to infuse a rush of moisture into skin which exerts following benefits to skin:

  • strengthens skin’s moisture barrier for a more resilient and radiance appearance.
  • combined with Vitamin B5, it nourishes skin and smooths away fine lines.
  • Vitamin B3 repairs and renews skin cells to reduce the appearance of spots, leaving white and flawless skin.

the texture is slightly slimy, considering this is normal as it’s jam packed with hyaluronic acid! and true enough, the serum is swiftly absorbed by my skin in seconds!! or maybe my skin was too thirsty…

{Beauty} Oslee Skincare

{Beauty} Oslee Skincare

Aqua Medi – Refreshing Hydro Cream | RM 129.90 RM 55.88 

3. Moisturizer

made with Opuntia Ficus-Indica, Narcissus Tazetta and Glycyrrhiza Uralensis which protect skin cell against damage caused by dryness. also, it contains hyaluronic acid which enhances immediate moisture boost and strengthens skin’s resistance to fine, dry lines.

the texture is gel-like and when in contact with heat (body temperature) it turns into liquid-like and quickly absorbed by the skin leaving a dewy surface.

{Beauty} Oslee Skincare

here’s P’s back palm, after toning, serum-ing and moisturizing with O’slee hydrating range, isn’t it looks 水当当?! and she couldn’t stop sniffing after that! that’s how my skin looks like too after following the 3 steps! so far, the improvements i notice are

  1. my skin is supple, no more flaky. except one morning i had dried nose cos i skipped the regime the night before :X and regretted it rightaway.
  2. my skin is glowing even it’s bare, without makeup.
  3. makeup staaaays!

i must say that their hydrating range really does work!

if you are interested in O’slee products, it’s exclusively available at all Guardian outlets and online!

True Love

gym

so i have been showing up at this gym centre for the past few weeks. my colleagues applaud me for my determination but my superior thought otherwise. there must be some hunks that worth my effort, he said.

tsk.

so i gave it a thought. if a guy fall for me for who i am in the gym…

True Love

source

imagine me drenched in sweat, looking au naturel without makeup and push up bra, all my fat revealing in tight gym outfit (bat wings waving hallooooo wtf), scrunched face trying to finish that one damn rep and wet armpits…

if he loves that me, it must be true love… and i’m pretty looking forward to meeting him soon! #justsaying #notreally #despo