Sunday, March 12, 2017

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask Review

Sundays aren't meant to do work; though sometimes when the cards on the trello board becomes too in-your-face and the mind subconsciously tries to clear it -- I try not to. I took a little nap in the noon when the sun was pretty nice. My curtains were drawn and I had the night light on. I switched off the fans and slept like a baby.

I woke up to pack some of the clothes in the wardrobe, only decided to throw 2 out of the many (As you can tell I'm a hoarder), not very space-efficient. And I picked out a bubble clay mask which I've bought last year on Qoo10 when it went on sale, that I can barely remember its price.

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask
I remembered clicking on the purchase link after someone posted some video on it, first a clay-like texture, and then it bubbles, and you could press your fingers against your face to massage the mask in again. In scientific reasoning, it just went into a 3 state mix. Pretty cool!

A Korean brand and the entire packaging was filled with Korean words - I didn't know how long I should have it on, when I should remove and how I should remove it. Thank goodness for youtube and some review sites. This bubbly clay mask is definitely a pore cleanser. The charcoal powder ingredient helps to get rid of deep-seated dirt while providing nutrients to keep the skin healthy. We all know how charcoal is good for the skin, as with other charcoal masks out there. It also doesn't strip you off the nutrients and oil while doing so!

I could definitely see bubbly action after what seemed like 3-minutes after application, and then the next 5 - 10 minutes were just bubbles in action. The mask started foaming on its own, and the application on my face grew, and then a few instastory came after that. After 15 minutes when the foaming has lessened, I placed my fingers onto the area and started to deeply massage around it.

The bubbles would first crack a little (You could literally hear it) and then you massage it deeply into your skin and it's back to a mask-like texture again. Super cool! Right after that, I rinsed it off with warm water on a sponge, definitely helped in getting it off! And dabbed it off with facial towels after that. Ta-dah. Loved it!

Still unsure of what to do after, I put on the Cosrx Blackhead Power Liquid and Advanced Snail 96 Power Essence. Treated my skin to a 30 minute deep-cleansing facial! Here I am now, typing this away sharing it with you :)

A plus point when the packaging is so sleek and muni-like. Black-white, definitely YES!

I really enjoyed the entire product and how it bubbled. And I'm bringing this along to Justin's place so that I can do it for him, that tingly sensation? Can't wait to see his reaction! Till next time.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Just joining the fun at #ilightmarinabay

This weekend is a little special and different. I made a try-sell slot for my bike prac class that I was so eager to go for on Friday evening, not because I wanted to, but because my body did not let me. My fingers stumbled across the cancel button twice, the first I re-tracted the transaction with 70% direness to attend. After a long meeting that went on about python and technology, I came out of it feeling drained and sick (sometimes birthday weekends aren't meant for work), I managed to cancel it without taking it back. Someone bought my slot while I was on the train to look for Justin, and we had Korean dinner after that.

The night I had love to care for me. He came back from Malaysia to see me sleeping in the living room, and I had Spencer to keep me company. He laid at the end of my toes, I think I remembered stroking him to sleep. I remembered whispering to Spencer to protect me while I lay. Love woke me up to go back into the room, I remembered vaguely that the room was cold, so he fitted me a lounge pants and said, "I'll hug you to sleep." And then I did.

On Saturday evening we decided to visit I Light @ Marina Bay. I had no idea what it was, only the countless pictures I've seen from my friends on their social feed. We aren't always this quick about events and fairs. We would always choose cosy compared to people. But we decided to go anyway when I suggested we should. Justin didn't say no, and I love him for that.

Shot on Huawei Mate 9 on night mode. I stood at the parking lot and left my phone in front of my Fino, the moon was bright enough and the fiesta was loud enough. Everyone was merry, and the viking ship in front of me was roaring with little screams. It has been long and this scene was definitely a breath of fresh air. I am old and weary.

The night mode did not disappoint. No tripod, but a make-shift non shaky stand would do. I am amazed at what a Leica phone camera quality could produce. On days like these I really miss my D80 or the Sony A5000. Not forgetting my S95 that I am still trying to find a replacement charger for.

Dreamcatchers fill me. I always thought of them to reach my goals, dreams and visions. The web will catch them, and the bad will fall through the holes. A dreamcatcher a country a time, we said. And tasked with this love, we shall.

"In each time of life there are many forces - some good and some bad. If you listen to the good forces, they will steer you in the right direction. But, if you listen to the bad forces, they will hurt you and steer you in the wrong direction."

And again, you make my heart flutter and skip a beat each time I see you. Thank you for always looking out for me, watching my back, and loving me.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Malaysia Boleh Sunday

How a Sunday morning commute looked like. A weekend with no bike prac sessions (Finally). Tried out a new week of practical lessons on Friday evening after work -- It wasn't that bad, great cooling weather despite the long sleeved attire. Here we went, headed off to Jurong Point for brunch-food menu!

It was my first time dining at Malaysia Boleh. I was surprised at the type and choice of food that they offer. Long lines were formed at what seemed like the most popular stall - Their Char Kway Teow! But we did not go there for that. We went for their Bak Kut Teh Stall, ordering Soy Sauce Chicken and Bak Kut Teh to share. The taste was just right, and the soup was not too peppery. If you're a fan of peppery Bak Kut Teh, this is definitely not the place for you :)

Most importantly, I like how it is still quite affordable despite it being marketed as a different avenue of Kopitiam. $11 for 2 for this! This reminds me of RWS Malaysia's Food Street, but a lot more closer to home. I would definitely try other delish dishes - Check out Miss Tam Chiak and SG Food on Foot!

Lastly, their handmade baos that was so filled with fillings with little skin. The char siew was on point. A post-meal snack with a cup of Kopi Kao Siu Dai, mmhmm.

Adding one more from last night, where we had dinner semi-together, where he was entertained by Mobile Legends for about 20 minutes. Now who said Dota on-the-go wasn't possible? Tech in action!

Back to Sunday, and it is almost over. One quarter of 2017 is almost gone. What have we done? Hoping to clear my entire Stage 2 for Bike by March (Keeping fingers crossed) and definitely a bike journey to remember. Failing Stage 2.01 twice did not stop me, although I felt pretty stupid for over-thinking on the road. Till then!

Happy 26th Birthday

I'm turning 26. Happy Birthday.

10 years ago I looked back at my first post - I was a little girl describing about my days working at a small brownie shop in town. The next few years there were rant posts on my assignments, and followed by a 2-year gym ratty kind of life that I was obsessed with. A few years later I find myself always carrying my Nikon D80 wherever I go, anything for pictures. I was that kind of girl.

Now I'm 26. I deal less with all of those things. Especially the photos part. The same commute to and from work every single day, the things I've begun to notice around me starts to disappear. I'm not sure how I feel. And a thousand and one articles on the net tells me that if you're in your mid-twenties and you don't know what to do, you'll be okay. I guess it resonates, and then I'll be okay.

Tick tock tick tock.

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Year of the Rooster

For the past 3 years, celebrating Chinese New Year had been a little different. While I was in school, all I had to look forward during this period was to celebrate it with my family, customary. But out of these 3 years, I've spent 2 years executing Chinese New Year sale on Lazada - The Oh My Goat! and CNY Shopping is no Monkey Business puns that we had. Such memories!

This year in 2017, it was slightly different. We spent months planning for a Chinese New Year event that we had to take up, from having lion dance trainings, to the performance and down to the detailed event day planning and coordination. It was a different kind of adrenaline altogether, albeit the sleepless nights, reaps the similar kind of satisfaction that we got out of it.

These months training together taught us the value of team-work, to care and look out for one another despite our differences. It was indeed a once in a lifetime experience, tough but valuable and close to our hearts. My deepest heartfelt gratitude to 2016 batch, our seniors, colleagues and beyond for making it all possible.

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And since Pandora has also launched a new seasonal charm this year -- A lion dance charm for wherever life takes me, I'm taking it with me.

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This Chinese New Year was a little quiet, but these were what I've been up to.

A fresh year in setting new goals, achievable or not -- Unlike the previous where I always had to do a CNY spring cleaning and CNY shopping for new clothes in the closet, I've decided to re-wear what I have or had been given by my colleagues and friends. The saying of "One man's trash is another man's treasure" cannot hold more truth, however old and however gold.

I have since reworn what my friends have given me, and have not yet been sick of them. I have also invested in a pair of Pedro shoes since GSS 2016 and have been wearing it every single day to work. While they are slowly starting to peel, I believe I can bring it through the one-year mark before they go away :)

This 2017, please support and join Green Warehouse on Facebook. It is a non-profit platform that encourages reusing, recycling and repurposing products which have outlived their initial intent and the primary owner no longer requires them. I have contributed a few bird nest bottles which my family and I have consumed over Chinese New Year, and you could do too!

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This was my Rooster Year. How's yours?