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Starting my Bullet Journal +some tips

I did it! For the month of May, I started a bullet journal after purchasing the LEUCHTTURM 1917 Notebook Medium (A5), Softcover, Dotted from Amazon. I have been inspired to start for a while now, after seeing so many pretty but productive examples on social media; that as an avid stationary collector, I knew I had sought out a way to use my tools. Having used an ordinary diary for a few years, I decided to trade up into something that was much more flexible…which really is the whole point of bullet journals. In short, a bullet journal is a chronological system in which you pen in events, appointments and dates like a diary but with the addition of inventing pages exactly the way you want them like a notebook. These pages can range from to-do lists, to-buy lists, notes, habit trackers, fitness planning and so forth. Basically, anything that helps make sense of your lifestyle, productively or casually. There are no specific rules as the system is designed to always be evolving which is the nice and motivating touch of bullet journals, …

YesStyle Beauty Haul + Experience! | What Am I Trying Out Next?

To say that I’ve done a bit of damage this month is probably an understatement, but I know myself – I generally don’t shop skincare and beauty that often, and when I do – it is normally a real essential which is more than forgivable. The last few beauty items that I bought were a drugstore mascara and 2 sunscreens which is hardly wild and were purchases done perhaps close to two months now. Here’s the deal: I sometimes think you shouldn’t be so hard on yourself when spending. You deserve to treat yourself once in a while! Unless of course, you have too much of the same thing which might be a real problem. But in my case, I’ve been good. I’ve been using up products (See: The Beauty Clean-Up Series) and due to use up more from my current skincare routine…so in a way, I’m being organised for my next routine. (Is there ever a real justification on spending money other than wanting to spend and buy something pretty?) 😛 Let’s start shall we? (From …

The Beauty Clean-Up #5 (empties)

We’re onto #5! Wow. That actually feels like some sort of achievement because right at the start of this journey, I just wanted to use up more of my beauty products, some of which weren’t being touched and by doing so, reduce wastage. Now that I’ve gotten to this number,  I’m using up products that I’m trying out but liking at the same time meaning that I’ve put more emphasis on how I shop and not just buying for the sake of buying. Completing an empties post is as decluttering for the mind as it is for the home (literally). So now, comes the time to empty my junk box again to welcome Spring and to give myself an excuse to buy new products! (There’s still so many brands and products I need to try out!) Let’s Start: + Would repurchase – Will not bother again = Neutral/Indifferent + SANA Soy Milk Moisture Cleansing Wash – Nivea Daily Essentials Crème Care Cleansing Cream Wash + Clean & Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash + LUSH Ultrabland + Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz + Earth Therapeutics Brightening Black Pearl …

My Travel Beauty Essentials Kit | Short-haul Flight

I spent four days in Rome last week so this presents me the perfect opportunity to show you my absolute travel beauty essentials! I was meant to post this before I went away but I kept changing my mind on certain products so that wouldn’t have been a realistic representation! I finally came to a decision (undoubtedly) and I was more than satisfied with my choices, and how my beauty routine held up throughout the days even though I was away from home. Featured in this post:  Personal Hygiene + Skincare Phillips Sonicare Toothbrush  Oral B Essential Floss Eucerin Sun Face Mattifying Fluid SPF 50+ The Cure Green Tea Collagen Essence Mask Earth Therapeutics Brightening Black Pearl Mask Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz LUSH Ultrabland Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser (sample) Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream (sample) Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ (sample) The Ordinary Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% Makeup Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Classic Beige Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in Pale Yellow MAC Lipstick in Fanfare (Cremesheen Finish) …

Another The Ordinary Skincare Haul + Future Products to Test!

Today, I’m going to show you my not-so-recent The Ordinary Skincare haul. I’ve actually only just started using some of the products two weeks ago so I can’t really give a first impressions (at least not for everything) but I know the brand is of interest to many people (it’s currently my most viewed post-series). It’s definitely not your average skincare brand, and though the prices speak drugstore it certainly doesn’t feel that way. The products are ground-breaking, scientific and should be used in a certain way so I’ll speak a little about that too. If anything, this post is of benefit to me as much as it is for you if you decide to be a future user. I’m still in the midst of figuring out many of the brand’s products! Featured in this post: Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (repurchase) Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA Buffet Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 (repurchase) Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil FYI, I purchased everything from Victoria Health but …