Friday, 22 July 2016

Review: Nature Republic Aloe Real Nature Mask Sheet

Product: Nature Republic Aloe Real Nature Mask Sheet

What I like about it:

Affordable mask that moisturizes well and is great for sensitive skin. 

What I dislike about it:

Quite average among the sheet masks I've used.

Overall a decent product that is suitable for sensitive skin, sun-burned skin. 

Rating: 3/5

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Review: BRAD Biophotonic Ultra Elastin Sculpting Firming Cream Complex

Brad Biophotonic Ultra Elastin Sculpting Firming Cream Complex

What I like about it:

Tried a sample of this. White cream texure which absorbs quickly, works well under make up.

It does have a firming effect on my skin and is moisturizing. Also works on my sensitive skin.

What I dislike about it:


Rating: 4/5

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Review: Olay Anti-wrinkle Sensitive Skin Night Cream

Product: Olay Anti-wrinkle Sensitive Skin Night Cream

What I like about it: 

This comes in a tub, and the cream itself is a white fairly thick cream.

Works very well to moisturize, I find that I wake up the next morning with hydrated, soft skin.

Does not irritate my sensitive skin.

What I dislike about it:

Tub packaging, much prefer pumps.

Overall, an inexpensive solid night cream that delivers and works, highly recommended for sensitive skin.

Rating: 5/5

Review: Bioderma Atoderm Stick Lêvres lip balm stick

Product: Bioderma Atoderm Stick Lêvres lip balm stick

What I like about it:

As stated, it is very hydrating and suitable for very chapped lips/ dry climates.

Works very well, very pleasant scent and sleek packaging. 

Does leave a slight layer on your lips but it feels good.

What I dislike about it:

After consistent use, I dont find it as moisturizing.

Rating: 3/5 

Friday, 20 May 2016

25 Lessons in 25 years

25 Life Lessons I Have Learned Over The Last 25 Years

  1.  Happiness is a choice
    - You can choose your actions and thoughts, a positive mindset makes the world of difference.
  2.  Be grateful
    - Be grateful for the little things (these little things are big things we take for granted #firstworldproblems)
  3.  Change is constant
    - Life works in mysterious ways but when one door closes, another opens.
  4.  Stop worrying so much and go with the flow
    - Things happen for a reason, trust in the universe.
  5.  Budget barbie
    -Keeping track and taking control of your finances at a young age is setting yourself up for success in the future.
  6.  Wear sunscreen, always
    -Another thing your future self will thank you for.
  7.  Nourish your body, mind and soul 
    - Your body is a temple,  be mindful of how you treat it.
  8.  Prioritize health
    - Physical & Mental.
  9.  Be kind to others, be kind to yourself
    - We learn from a young age to be kind to others, but we're often our own worst critic. Treat yourself gently, after all, we should be our own best advocate. #bodypositivity
  10.  You must love yourself first before you can love others
    - Know your self-worth.
  11.  You choose who you surround yourself with
    - Friends come and go, make the effort to keep in touch with those who matter.
  12.  Thank Mom & Dad
    - When you realize how much they've done for you.
  13.  Being an adult is whatever you want it to mean
    - Everyone is shitting their pants on the inside, imposter syndrome is normal.
  14.  Drop the labels
    - Don't let others define you, nobody's opinion matters more than your own.
  15.  Let go of jealousy
    - Just do you, boo.
  16.  Work hard
    - You rest you rust.
  17.  Enjoy the process
    - Life's a marathon not a race.
  18.  Accept failures
    - Success shouldn't be defined by binary outcomes, just try your best and enjoy the ride.
  19.   Empathize
    - Walk a mile in someone else's shoes before you judge. 
  20.  Life-long learning 
    -It's never too late to start.
  21.  Do what feels right
    - Trust your gut.
  22.  Push yourself
    - We don't know who we are until we see what we can do.
  23.  Experiment
    - @Marieforleo says its A-Okay to be a multi-passionate entrepreneur. 
  24.  Travel
    -The world is your oyster.
  25.  You only have one life, make it count

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Best minimalism / simple living blogs

Best Minimalism / Simple Living blogs that I'm Loving

1. Erin

2. Andrea Dekker @

3. Emily @

4. Cait

5. Joshua Becker

These are my Top 5 blogs / websites that I'm currently loving! Their voices speak to me & I find their tips very useful and their stories inspiring. I love reading these articles on my commute or before bed to keep me motivated.

Another website I recommend with a great collection of minimalist articles from various contributors is Nosidebar @

Bonus budgeting / personal finance blog:

1. Brittney @

2. Christine @

--- ~Don't look for Happiness, Create it~ ---

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Review: Etude House Darling Repair Cream

Product: Etude House Darling Repairing Rich Cream (wrinkle care + whitening)

What I like about it:

An affordable and deeply moisturizing gel type cream. My skin absorbs it quickly and very well and it is very hydrating and soothing.

Pleasant scent and does not irritate my sensitive skin, I find that it makes my skin smooth and soft. I think the snail extract component helps in this aspect.

What I dislike about it:

Tub packaging is annoying but the glass jar is very sturdy/well-made, there is a plastic lid inside the jar that separates the product and a spatula.

Overall, a wonderful product that moisturizes, soothes and protects the skin. Would recommend for anyone who wants to try a good moisturizer and a great find for korean skincare & snail products.

Rating: 5/5