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Pack With Me | Beauty & Skincare Pt.2 ft. What’s In My Makeup Bag?

This segment will cover the preparation and makeup aspects of my travel beauty to Hong Kong. I want to be thorough and informative on why I have chosen these particular products to take with me. If you haven’t yet, you can catch up with the first segment here which explains the skincare aspect and how I intend to look after my skin whilst I’m away. Otherwise, let’s get on with what I’m bringing makeup-wise! Note: To make it easier, I’ll split this segment into two parts – one being more of a What’s In My Makeup Bag and the other being My Base Makeup, Brushes and Tools. Featured in this post: Bobbi Brown SPF 50 Protective Face Base Clinique City Block Sheer SPF 25 Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in ‘Light’ Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Pact Real Techniques Contour Brush (as part of Core Collection Set) LUSH Honey Trap Lip Balm Eyebrow Tweezer (Unsure of brand) NYX Micro Brow Pencil in ‘Expresso’ Etude House Drawing Eye Brow Duo in ‘#1 Dark Brown’ Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer For Perfect Lash …

Pack With Me | Beauty & Skincare Pt.1 What’s My Travel Skincare?

I still haven’t packed for Hong Kong yet, so the idea of me also writing a post about what I’m packing with only a few days to go is quite ambitious isn’t it? Still, I think this will be really helpful and I know that I’m getting better at this. For one, I’m not stressed about what to pack this time – I’ve already worked out in my head what makeup and skincare essentials that I’m bringing. Last time, I actually overpacked on makeup that I didn’t even end up using so I almost know that this time, I will be smarter and more productive with my choices. I will also take photos of what fashion pieces that I will be packing but chances are, I won’t have time to write about that so I’ll just have to hold onto the photos and write a follow-up another time! Let’s start shall we? Note: I have a feeling that this will be a very long post so get comfortable! Research and Analysis I typically don’t know …

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Why I Stopped Using Dry Shampoo

I’ve been dry-shampoo-free for a good couple of weeks now. I would consider myself to have gotten on the bandwagon quite late (probably two years ago or less?) but as it happens, I’m completely off it now. The truth is, if you’re not careful, you can become very dependent on dry shampoo. It’s so easy. Too easy. I’m not here to tell you not to use the product at all by the way but as with everything else in life – moderation is key. And if high-school-me had discovered this product back then – gosh, I would’ve considered it my saviour and blessing. I was that girl who’s hair would get greasy from the roots on the second day. Maybe even after a day and a half. It definitely didn’t help either that I had jet black locks and at one point – bangs. It was one of the things that I was embarrassed by; and as luck would have it, I’d go into school half the week looking less than great but you can also …

Some Advice For Saving Money

If I’m completely honest with you, I never really struggled with money in the sense that I always had some money saved over. I was taught quite young to save money once I had a set weekly allowance. I even remember that a lot of it was saved for my own spending money when we would go to Hong Kong as a family. (The currency conversion was amazing back then.) Once we were back, I’d start saving all over again and it’d be like a race to save more money than I previously had. That was motivating. When I say I never really struggled with money, I don’t mean that I’m rich or from a privileged background. Absolutely not. (Although nothing wrong with that either. It’s all about good temperament really.) I just think because I started early, once I got into my teens, I could appreciate buying my own clothes and other items with the money I’ve saved for some time. For some reason, that felt like a really cool and grown-up thing to …

Bullet Journal Planning & Flatlays

Alas! The post that I was meant to have up last week, if only it didn’t rain! (Typical British weather, really.) It’s getting to the end of August now and needless to say, this is a late post in-the-making so expect a long one. 😉 (If you’re a follower of some time, you’re probably used to my long posts by now; if you’re new – I’m sorry! But you’ll have to get used to this, haha!) Enjoy! One of the things that I love using my bullet journal for is to list down products and ideas for the blog. These may be products for favourites, to buy and try out in the future and for review. I’ve kept these pages really simple and information-friendly – it’s strictly a list with a note beside it if I think it’s necessary. I’ve since listed my favourites when on-the-go, on my phone, using the app Google Keep. I even list my to-be-empties and tick them off once I’ve 100% finished. It sounds silly but sometimes I actually forget …