Author: hoiyinli

January Monthly Favourites | 2019

It has been so long since I have drafted up a monthly favourites post! I’m giving this series a re-boot which is refreshing for me because I have been meaning to share my love for a couple of products. I originally stopped this series this time last year actually due to the fact that I was running out of new favourites that had not already been mentioned on the blog. I was basically rotating my favourites around for months in use so it seemed pointless to continue writing them then. Now that my collection is entirely different, I’m ready to get back into the swing of posting Favourites! Featured in this post: Value Pack Cotton Soft Cotton Wool Round PadsClinique Even Better SPF 15Antipodes Kiwi Seed Oil Eye CreamSon & Park Beauty WaterMarco Tozzi Silver Sparkly Trainer Shoe The softest cotton rounds I have ever used: This duo pack is from Home Bargains. I don’t remember the exact price but they’re very, very affordable and the best cotton rounds that I have ever tried and …

One Door Closes, Another Door Opens

There’s no other way to say it so I’ll just say it. As of Tuesday, I’ve been formally dismissed from my work. I failed my probation. But don’t threat, I’m actually not in a bad mood. Yes, of course I am a little disheartened but overall this feels like a very good breakup. (It’s strange but that’s the only way that I can describe it.) I didn’t know how I would feel because quite frankly, I have never failed anything. Like ever. But somehow, I felt this huge rush of relief flow through me yesterday when the outcome had been confirmed in a confidential meeting. Considering what had imploded in the past few months, it was probably wishful-thinking to think that I was ever going to pass. I wanted to keep that hope alive though because it’d suck to exit without trying and fighting and for the person that I am, I give my 110% in everything that I do. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t but hand on my heart, I tried my …

Write Through Your Emotions

Note: You’ll figure out through reading this (if you’re an avid reader) that this is in the context of a few weeks ago. I’m posting it late anyways so enjoy. I finished season 1 of Netflix series You last night – have you watched it yet? All of my friends and colleagues have and wow, that was some next level of intense along with a couple of swear words here and there for expression. Anyways, I’ve been in a writing mood lately. Note that I said writing and not blogging. You might see some more written pieces in the next few posts…let’s say that I’m taking advantage of these moments in my life to write. I remember whilst I was still studying Fashion Design, one of the tutors was giving us a crash course lesson in draping and a tip she gave was to drape through your emotions. I think that’s what I really liked about the subject – sure it’s subjective but you could utilise your emotion to make a great thing. I firmly …

Self Doubt and Crying in Work

Let’s be honest – it’s not the topic that I intended to start talking about in 2019 but if not now, then when? This week started on a mediocre note to say the least (the joke’s on me because I kept saying to my friends in our WhatsApp group that 2019 is the one) but I would say that things improved and now that we’re into more or less Saturday, early morning – I am feeling okay again. (Note: I have hopes still that 2019 is still the one.) I was reviewing my stats last night and found that last year, I wrote 38 posts in total. That’s not an awful lot because that doesn’t even average 1 post a week. Having said that, we are onto something today because I have been meaning to talk about more serious topics on the blog for a while. Not only does the timing call for it, but the occasion too. The period up until Christmas at work has been crazy and for me especially – my work/life …

My Current Everyday Skincare and Favourites

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a Merry Christmas! I am slowly getting back into the swing of things as far as blogging is concerned. There has been a lot that I’ve missed from writing and sharing my thoughts which I’m slowly rediscovering again and what better way to ease back into it than to show my current favourites? I thought best to split it – one makeup version which you can catch up with here and one skincare version. I hope this cover is okay? In truth, a lot of these products became empties – some of which I’ve disposed of so it wouldn’t have made sense to take a photo when products would be missing. Featured in this post: Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing BalmInnisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing FoamGarnier Pure Active 3in1Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask Chinese Ginseng & Rice Clarifying Polishing MaskAvene Thermal Spring WaterLUSH Tea Tree WaterThe Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2%Poppy Austin Vitamin C Anti-Aging SerumPoppy Austin Hyaluronic Acid Restoration SerumNo7 Youthful Eye SerumEmbryolisse Smoothing Eye Contour CareDramatically …