Showing posts from March, 2013

My First Beauty Box Subscription! - Bella Box March

I must admit I got duped into believing I would be paying 50% off, which fine, I did eventually, but only for the first box and then subsequently I have to pay $19.90 on the 1st of every month. Yikes. But I can cancel the subscription anytime.

After hearing so much about beauty boxes delivered to your door step, minus the drama when it was first delivered to my house because our family dislikes opening the door to strangers, I thought okay, worth a try. Plus, if you follow my blog, you would know how much I lurve make up products though beauty box is not just about getting samples or even full size make up items but beauty related stuffs.

So I was just a tad bit disappointed that I didn't get the Taylor Swift perfume but I guess it's either because I paid only $9.95 for it being the 1st subscription or this is just a totally random selection. I'm pretty okay with the items I received which include the mememe eye pencil (never heard before), hair oil, Mox lip butter and som…

Liking The Best & Worst of Me

I've mentioned before that I love watching this show called Please Like Me from Australia and yah, while I get annoyed at times by the titular character, I actually kinda feel that I'm quite like him. Like here's a guy who is hot, sweet and pretty much interested in you and your life such as your friends and family.

But I would understand Josh's position because this guy is like the go-getter kind like he doesn't waste time showing his interest which can be quite intense for some people who are, well, are not really forth front in terms of showing love and affection. Just look at me, getting a hug from a friend, may me shriek..haha. 

Still, does this mean I just let go of this one precious gem who likes me for who I am, doesn't care if my personal appearance is not as hot as him, or if I am a bit weird at times, because he wants to get to know me, both the best and the worse side of him.

All together now....awwwwww....

I mean such guys are really into you but for s…

Where Are the Good Men?

I used to wonder how some girls practically get guys pretty easily like after a break up. I couldn't even find one decent guy that have the slightest interest in me..haha. But you know what, I don't let that thought get me. To me, I have my own personal growth issues to work on and also, the universe is simply responding to my inner thoughts. I don't think I am in a good position to pursue a relationship which is hard to explain here. But it's still something that I am open with in the sense that opportunities may present itself, whether I like it or not, as part of life, so I'll just deal with what is coming.

But I'm not here to talk about my sorry state of love life. I've learn that I should not entertain thoughts like 'nobody wants me' or 'I'm not slim enough' because I've seen several times how girls even bigger than me snagged a boyfriend who is on the lower weight scale. Believe it or not, it is not that difficult to get good me…

Love & Sacrifice

Spartacus: War of the Damned is coming to a close and we have lost two beloved couples...okay, one of them still in question as he fell from battle but not known yet if he had died...while the other, can say with the beheading, he could not possibly survive.

However, their love stories are unique. The parting words were heartbreaking as they head down to battle or separated to fight in battle. One was regretful that he could not give her the life like the mother and child they had seen, although she did not mind because her heart was with this man and his beliefs.  The other gladiator wanted his loved one to live and be happy in the coming days while he went to battle because that was what he was only good at and he had no other life beyond this.

Heartbreaking. The sacrifices you make for your loved ones. You just want to be with each other but circumstances can break the deal and if it so happen that you are separated by death, can you still live a happy and meaningful life?

The heart w…

Being Miss Irresistible

Yay, I will be posting many awesome posts shortly. I received my healthy performance bonus ( compared to previous years) and while I've saved up most of them for my upcoming studies in October, I managed to get me some new stuffs including craft materials for my online shop and  my scrapbooking hobby and of course, make up items for my other hobby..haha. Fine, it's not really a hobby but more like a personal interest. I believe as women, we must always look good and whether or not you like to be completely dolled up, partially dolled up...the point is, sometimes you need a little bit more help to make you look even better than you are right now.

Yes, enough of justification.

 Early this week, I finally got myself the book by Marie Forleo called Make Every Man Want You (How to Be So Irresistible You'll Barely Keep from Dating Yourself!)..phewh..the title is so long I have to google it to the words right. Before I got the book, I have actually been following h…

Living in the Now

We always want to be something better we keep on harping on that very same fact instead of taking actions to make it better. Why don't we change that concept and take in stride that the present, is in fact, the truth. So if we want to be slimmer for the sake of being healthier, we take stock of who we are right at this moment and make it a point to invest in ourselves and make that much needed change. Instead of saying negative things to yourself that well, we have to be passionately engaged in what we are doing right now, whether is it cleaning the room, reading a book, writing an it makes ourselves more desirable and irresistible to others.

Why? Because we are in control of our life...we are taking personal responsibility. If we think we have put on weight, we take the personal responsibility and take the steps to lose that added pounds because no one but ourselves is responsible for our own being. Don't put yourself down for putting on that weight. The first ste…

Taming the Frizzy Hair - Moroccan Argan Oil

I don't know how many of you battle with your hair every day and even though I don't really battle with it like how I did the last time, it's still quite a challenge for me because my hair is so freakin' frizzy.

Anyway, I watched this you tube and she has nice long hair and even though I have medium length hair, I understand her battle because her hair is so curly. But I just could not be as committed as her in terms of blowdrying my hair, straightening it, applying cream..oil...and the list goes on...I am, however is intrigued by this hair oil she uses called the Moroccan Argan Oil. I don't know..but the word Argan reminds me of my favourite character on Spartacus, Agron..hehe.

My verdict? I like it although I still come to the conclusion that my frizzy hair cannot be tamed completely. But well, I'll take it still. I have to use it though because to me, it's quite pricey. $15.90 :s and I'm willing to pay the price this time simply because I want my hair …

Loving A New Australian Comedy - Please Like Me

I've been watching this Australian comedy show and I loved it because it's so witty and charming and of course, funneh!! The first time round, I thought the lead character was...pretty a quirky kind of way...but after watching snippets of the show, I totally got in the groove as he dealt with his mum's problem, his alcoholic elder aunt, his boyfriend, his father and his friends. Yah, the character is revealed to be gay...after he broke up with his girlfriend and got to know his friend's colleague who is this OMG SO HANDSOME guy. It sure was hilarious when his own mother remarked when he met his boyfriend, she was like 'you're so handsome..and you're so.....' in reference to her son. But he's not just a pretty boy. He's so sweet too, friendly, polite to Josh's parents and even Josh was wondering why on earth, when someone with such good looks and good physique will be so willing to kiss him.

This leads me to the next question.

Why ca…

Ka Ching Comes Early

Yay, I just wrote a blog post on having an emergency financial plan and then at 1am in the morning, I received an email on how much I would be getting for my performance bonus. And it's a healthy sum..yay!

It's the second most that I received this time round. It could never beat the first one because it was based on my last pay in December which was technically my last pay for working in the company as well therefore it is more than my regular pay. If it that doesn't technical enough already..ha!

Anyway, it's just shy of 0.25 of the full month's pay but me here thinks it's good enough..infact, very good enough! It's truly a financial reward for me for all the hard work last yearr. It came a little early because I was expecting to get it at least the week after. But I won't be going on a spending spree, save for some shopping at the usual haunts like H&M, Forever 21 and Mango, or even get another bag like as if I need another one. It probably won't…

Emergency Financial Plan

I've mentioned before that this is one of my favourite months apart from of course, the birthday month and December. That is when all hell breaks loose as I go from shop to shop stocking up on things especially clothes because it's the bonus period.

But this time round, I'm trying to be smarter with money. I've tried before and obviously I failed but I am trying my best to pay off as much debt as I can every month while at the same time, saving some stash of cash to fall back on instead of worrying every now and then if I can pull through til the next pay.

I think that all young women must learn to be smart with money. It's a really useful life skill that actually should be developed since young but then you know, it's never too late to start whatever income you are earning. Life can always throw this curve ball at ya and then you'll find yourself tearing your hair out trying to figure out the solution. So I believe instead of waiting for major things to ha…

Planning for the Future

In regards to making personal decisions, some people tend to get wishy washy about what they want out of their life. They don't know what they want, what they want to achieve and it's pretty frustrating if you hang out with such people because they just can't decide.

I actually used to be like that. I just take one day at a time and just breeze through life without any concrete plans like see how it goes. Of course I have made major decisions before in my life including over life and death but most of the time, I have a take it easy attitude. Although I still think that way, I've learnt that in order to be more of a person and to lead a more meaningful life, I have to take charge of my life and be responsible for it.

I admire those young women who know what they want and they go all out to achieve their dream or they have made plans for the future. While many of them still lead a life pretty much like me such as going to work, buy groceries and coming back home, they als…