Author: hoiyinli

Empties in Tens #1

Are Empties still popular nowadays? I genuinely have no idea since I seldom watch beauty videos on YouTube anymore (I’ve moved over to the fitness corner) but what I do know is that I enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them. Reviewing 10 empties at a time isn’t exactly a new idea but I definitely felt I needed more control in this aspect as more often than not, my empties bag gets out of hand and then I end up with an even bigger challenge of compiling the post. To make things even easier, I’m going to automatically throw out any empties that are simply repeats/go-tos and leave behind those that are either new or re-visited. A special shout-out goes to Rachael from Helpless Whilst Drying since she has been conducting this style of post for quite some time and I always thought it was a brilliant idea. What’s even more brilliant is that she collectively records the Empties into an excel spreadsheet to keep track of usage and spending in an …

Hong Kong Beauty Haul | 2019

I hope you all had a great Easter! Today, we’re diving right into my beauty haul from this year’s trip to Hong Kong. It’s a late post considering I’ve come back from Hong Kong about 7 weeks ago however as always, sharing is a must! Let’s start shall we? Featured in this post: LuLuLun Face Mask (5pcs)BCL Momo Puri Jelly Mask (4pcs)Kose Clear Turn White Collagen Mask (5+1pcs)Premium Puresa Golden Jelly Mask (Rose) (3pcs)Premium Puresa Golden Jelly Mask (Hyaluronic Acid) (3pcs)Hada Labo Kouji Treatment Cleansing FoamHada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Lip Balm SPF 15Hada Labo Hyaluronic Hydrating MilkSANA Soy Milk 6 in 1 Moisturizing Gel CreamHeroine Make KissMe Long and Curl Mascara (Advanced Film)Biore UV Aqua Watery Essence SunscreenMINISO 2in1 Eyebrow Pencil Eyebrow Powder in 01 BlackMINISO 3in1 Flat Eyebrow Pencil in 07 BlackMINISO Natural Konjac Cleansing SpongeMINISO Anti Sebum Mineral Pact in 01 White Face Masks I typically repurchase My Beauty Diary masks whenever I’m in Hong Kong because they’re inexpensive and you get a lot of bang out of your buck (10pcs per …

The Sunday Catch-Up #5 | Getting Back on Track

I don’t think I’ve seen my drafts box quite so low before! I don’t know if that’s necessarily a good thing or not but I’ve been clearing some of the old drafts and finally posting them so there’s that. Speaking of old, last time I wrote a post in this series was back in June and holding that thought just for a minute, I definitely think I need to do more posts like this that sprout from a stream of consciousness. There’s just something about writing what’s on your mind, in that moment, that makes me feel calm and present. Here are some of the things that have been lurking in my mind recently: New Content and Discussions Blogging has been quite stop/start for me in the latter half of 2018 but you’ll be seeing more of me soon as I aim to really discuss some new topics and let my eponymous blog grow to the potential that I want it to. I don’t mean it in a fancy way either – think of it …

March Monthly Favourites | 2019

I am extremely happy to show you the Favourites that I have compiled for this March! It’s not often that I don’t have a beauty favourite to share – in fact, this might be a first – but since I had so many other favourites, it’s probably for the best (although purely coincidental). Some of it is going to be very random but I feel that’s what makes Favourites fun because certain items get honourable mentions and help define a moment in your life. Let’s get started shall we? Featured in this post: NETFLIX:Queer Eye (Season 3)Selling SunsetTerrace House: Boys & Girls in the City OTHER:Happy Glass (game)Stop Stealing Dreams – Seth Godin (A manifesto available on Medium – please read)BeautyPlus Netflix I don’t watch as much Netflix as most people because I am trying to enjoy everything I watch in small doses. In other words, I’m restraining myself from binge-watching too much at a time. I don’t know about you but whilst it was good to binge-watch at the beginning, it eventually ruins your …

Berlin Travel Diary – Berlin Wall and Gendarmenmarkt | Day 3

Obviously I didn’t just come back from Berlin. I’m just a horrible human being who posts things super late at times – but because I love sharing, I would like to showcase the remaining photos of my Berlin trip from September 2017. Plus, it’s nice to finish chapters in your life right? This will be the last segment to my Berlin Travel Diary series. I know that I said I went to Berlin for 5 days but I decided to only write about the 3 days in the middle since I am not quite counting the day of arrival or day of departure. (Either days were relatively chilled out although I think I have roughly covered the first day of arrival in my first segment.) In addition, thank you so far for the positive response from my last Berlin post! The comments written were very generous so I guess posting the photographs despite it being months late, was a good idea after all, right? You can catch up with the previous segments in the series …