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15 Blogging Facts About Me

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

1. My first ever blog url was linalovehugsandkisses.blogspot.com and I know it sounds cringey and sounds so wrong. It was back then when I was 14 so.

2. I have literally tons of friends here and I do consider them as genuine friends but I haven't met any of them yet! 

3. In my 7 years of blogging on and off, I still suck at coding. All the HTMLs and ones and zeros whatever. It pisses me off and no matter how many times I learned about it, I tend to forget it. Shout out to premade responsive templates for making my life so much easier.

4. I have never thought of running a kinda-sorta beauty blog because I didn't have massive collection of beauty products to begin with but I guess it's all about passion and all the number of products will grow from time to time. Never let the flaws stop you from doing what you love :)

5. I have disabled my comment section once because I thought it wasn't cute until someone asked me where is the comment button. 

6. Writing feeds my soul, I guess. I have always love writing since I was small. When someone reads what I write and gives feedback to me, it's like giving my soul some extra nourishment. You know what I mean, jellybean?

7. My blog used to be some sort of online diary where I'd write about the stupidest things about the girl I hate the most. #DoNotDoThisAtHome It's good to throw bits and pieces of your personal life on the blog but it's never good to express negativity. 

8. I really can't blog if someone watches me or stares at the screen as I'm typing because I can feel a little bit uneasy and 'disturbed'. I need all those space and time.

9. I jot down ideas for my blog posts on my good 'ol notebook. It's just my thing because when I jot down things, I tend to remember it rather than keeping them in my phone. 


10. I have never won any blog giveaways before. Yup. You read that right. Never won any. Maybe because the rules seemed silly to me or they're not up to my standard or maybe because I joined like 2 giveaways throughout the year lol. Giveaways or contests are not really my thing I guess.

11. I always get nervous before starting up a new blog post and I always have to go to pee first. I know it sounds weird.

12. I don't really have a blogging space. I blog wherever I want; at the library, at the cafe, all over the place. 

13. I visit my blog everyday because because. Don't need a reason to; I just love visiting my blog although there's not much to find or to see. I bet some of you have done this too, am I right?

14. I enjoy doing reviews and hauls on my blog because it's fun to do and fun to read and I get to know other people's different views as well. More review and haul posts coming your way because to be honest, I bought quite a lot of beauty products and skincare products! 

15. My photography skill is so crappy and so 2010. I suck at taking photos because 1) I don't have the skills and 2) I don't have all the equipment. All of my images were taken by my phone camera and that's the only equipment I have. Oh and if you see a white background here on my blog, that's probably a piece of drawing block or A4 paper. The white marble background? Oh that's the floor. 

Now it's your turn to share yours!

That One Eyeliner I Always Repurchase

Saturday, April 15, 2017
Who have had the experience of trying tons of different eyeliners because you got played by your eyeliners? I mean they claimed to be smudge proof, budge proof, waterproof, stay on all day, highly pigmented yada yada but did none of all that. Me too. However, I don't have to worry anymore because I've found the one that works best for me.


I have a love/hate relationship with eyeliners because it looks on fleek today, but I might look like a racoon tomorrow. My eyeliner often end up below my eyes, sometimes even for only two freaking hours and it continues to budge throughout the whole day.

IN2IT really impressed me with this baby right here. Since I've started using the IN2IT Hair Brush Waterproof Eyeliner Pen, my eyeliner hardly smudges on me. Only when it's scorching hot outside. It totally gives me the assurance to know that I no longer have to check my eye makeup 637383 times throughout the day or constantly clean up the smudges or even reapply.


The brush, in my opinion, is very well-designed. Why? Because I have all the control I need with this kind of brush/ tip. I can create lines that I desire whether it's a very thick or thin line. I hardly had any trouble getting the line that I want with this eyeliner. The tip is so sharp and pointed like that so when it comes to the 'wing', I can create the perfect 'wings'. The wings that can lift me higher lol. I think it's suitable for both newbies and experts because you can't go wrong with this perfectly-designed brush. I honestly prefer hair brush tip rather than a felt tip because a felt tip tends to dry and hard to achieve a sharp 'wing'.

I have nothing bad to say about this eyeliner, honestly. It's so dark, it's all black (hence the name), I can achieve an insanely pigmented line in one swipe and lasts the whole without smudging on me.

This is the IN2IT Hair Brush Waterproof Eyeliner Pen that retails for RM23.90. You can make a great deal because it's inexpensive and very high quality product. Available at Guardian, Guardian online store and Watsons!

What is that one eyeliner you always go back to?

Gooey Brownies with Shiny Crust

Sunday, April 09, 2017
This is the first time I find myself sharing a recipe on my blog. It's one of the most requested post ever since I posted this post. I didn't know a lot of my readers are a foodie, just like yours truly. Okay, back to the brownies. There are tons of reasons to love about these brownies and I'm going to spill the tea in a minute! So without any further ado, here's the secret to gooey brownies with shiny crust!


A lot of chocolate. 

Yup. It scares the crap out of me because I'm not a fan of chocolate. At all. But I guess, this is an exception. I mean, look at the shiny and satiny sheen on top and mind you they're so very delicate and heavenly. Here's what you will need.



Gooey brownies with shiny crust recipe: 
  • 400g dark chocolate 
  • 150g butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence 
  • 100g all purpose flour 
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 100g castor sugar
  • 30g cocoa powder 
  • handful of chocolate chips
Directions:
  • Start out by pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter and dark chocolate together. Double boiler will do and don't allow the butter and dark chocolate mixture to boil.
  • While that melt, beat in brown sugar, castor sugar, eggs and vanilla essence until they are well combined and have that golden-brown color. If you're a sucker for vanilla-scented everything, this part is going to be tough for you because it smells heavenly. 
  • Take the dark chocolate and butter mixture and pour it into the sugars, eggs and vanilla essence mixture. Stir until they are well combined. 
  • Once the batter is well stirred and completely combined, add all purpose flour and cocoa powder into the batter. This part require some strong hands if you don't have a stand mixer because the batter is thick and sticky. 
  • Add chocolate chip once the batter is well stirred.
  • Spread into prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes where the edges should be set and the center look slightly moist, but not uncooked! :)
  • Cool the beautiful brownies on a wire rack for a few minutes and it should be good to go, I mean you can enjoy the brownies but careful not to eat too much because this stuff goes away fast haha.


I find this easy as pie to follow but of course I had to do multiple batches of brownies until I get the perfect one. No regrets baking these gooey brownies because they're so full of chocolate and scrumptious! That's all for now and I hope you enjoyed!

Sunshine Blogger Award

Monday, April 03, 2017

This is legit a long LONG overdue post that should have been up in the month of March but I was super duper busy preparing myself, physically, mentally and emotionally for my finals. Why I still decided to write this post, anyway? Because answering questions online is fun! But not online quizzes, though. You would not know what are the questions; they are pretty random and rare, like the one I have got here. Anyway, I was tagged by Rasya and thank you so much for tagging me! I enjoyed reading yours <3 Here I'm going to answer 11 questions by her and let's get started!

1. If you're an electronic appliance, what'll you be?

An electronic appliance, huh? I wouldn't know, honestly. However, if I could twist the question a little bit and took "If you are a kitchen appliance. what would you be?" I will go with the refrigerator. Why? Because I get to stuffed with food all the time. #FoodMatters #Foodie 

2. The last book you read.

I don't know. Sales management, I guess? It was for my next final paper. If I could be real honest with you guys, it was a book by Jenny Han and it was like three months ago. Sorry not sorry.

3. But wait, do you read?

I do but as of now, I don't enjoy reading that much. I have priorities.

4. If so, what're your favorite authors?

I read a lot of Sophie Kinsella's and Cecelia Ahern's, so I guess they are considered as my favorite. I do love Sidney Sheldon's writings though but I only read like probably three of his books.

5. Recommend me a book.

Aha, I don't know what to recommend. Really. Sorry!

6. What do you visualise yourself as in the future?

This is like a very common interview question, am I right? I wouldn't know, honestly. But all that I can picture is that I'm a successful businesswoman (just like Neelofa!), happily married with my significant other, have cute and adorable babies, living in a nice house, earning a certain amount of money and going to places I wanted to visit and all good vibes. I know it sounds very typical to some of you but this is like my answer every time I get asked such question haha! It sounds really fairytale-like, am I right? But I'm that person who always dreamed about all good things about my future. Who wouldn't want that, no? However, you can't really predict what will be thrown in your way. I guess I can picture myself focusing on being the best version of me that I can be. I may not be a successful businesswoman like Neelofa but I can be successful in my own way. That when I know I'm living the best life. I will focus my attention on what I do have, not on what I lack, I guess :)

7. The biggest decision that you regret making.

Wow, this question happens to be really hard to answer because I have tons of them and I don't know which one to choose so come back to me in like five years.

8. Why do you blog?

Well, I blog simply because I could write. I love writing, and I still do. I write in my notebook all the time. Plus, I love sharing new things to the people online and I love discovering new things from other bloggers too. Apart from writing and sharing, I love getting to know awesome people here! I have known a bunch of them and I just really want to hangout with you guys haha!

9. The meaning behind your blog URL and name.

It's pretty self-explanatory. It's my nickname combined with my father's name. I came up with this nickname because my classmate kept calling me Lenne back then when I was thirteen or fourteen. And here we are now. The reason why I chose this URL because if my blog ever did become successful, I want myself to be known as Lenne Zulkiflly.

10. Recommend me a blog that you always read.

ERIN AZMIR! Hey gurl, heyyy! I'm not saying this because she's my babe but she's the real deal, guys. I just love reading her blog because she loves to throw a bit of her personal life on the blog, I mean come on! Sometimes you do want to know the reality of that particular blogger. No one wants a straight up beauty post in a month but I wouldn't mind that. But honestly, it adds up more fun while browsing through the blogger's website. And yes, I get so inspired by her blog, her writings and all. So, Erin it is!

11. Is blogging fun?

Heck yeah! Just the idea of came across thousands of blogs and thousands of different writing styles are just super fun. I can spend days sitting in front of my computer and doing my usual blogwalking on blogs I followed and visiting new ones as well. Seeing people really passionate in what they are talking and seeing them really into what they are doing, just amazes me. I will instantly get so inspired and I think that's the beauty of blogging, it inspires a lot of people out there to share what they love, to lend a voice on that particular issue and to motivate a busy-school-girl-who-always-procrastinates like me to blog more. Heh.

That's all for now! I hope you enjoyed and have a wonderful day x

Five Things In March

Saturday, April 01, 2017
Hi everyone! How are you guys? It feels awkward to blog since I'm not updating that much. But here goes nothing. March to me passed through like a wind, like a blur. I spent most of my March stressing out about life currently and sitting in class. Mostly. Well, the sad truth about being a student. School is so super duper tiring and I can't wait to graduate already. Oh, maybe complaining about school wasn't a good idea to begin with in today's post. Anyway, I hope everyone is happy with their March!

So here's my Five Things In March.


1. WHY DO I HAVE TO TAKE LAW?

Why do I have to study Law? You see, this semester is torturing me because of this subject. I can't seem to keep up with it but whatever, I'm done with this semester. Who invented this subject? I would like to sit down and have coffee and have some girl-talk with you because you messing up my grade. The idea of memorizing tons of cases and provisions and don't get me started with the terms used. I mean, what comes into your mind when I say "possessed"?

2. NOT IN MY BEST HEALTH 

I had fever twice in exactly 30 days time. It's actually pretty rare for me to catch a fever more than once in a year. I don't know if it sounds weird to some of you, but I do. Probably because I don't stray from the greens and fruits but since I'm far from home and my mom isn't here to take care of what I consume on a day to day basis and school just keep making it worse. I feel like school is holding me back, there are a lot of things I wanted to do for myself but school is absolutely holding me back. But at the end of the day, I'm the one to blame because if I really want it for myself, then I should just go for it, no? Yeah, I didn't take care of what I consume, what I eat, which brings me to my next point.

3. MY SKIN IS ACTING UP, AGAIN

It did recover though but I would say only for a minute. I mean, for a good few weeks. But then it started to acting up again until now. I think I'm allergic to something new, I don't know, I could be wrong. Every time I put on makeup on top of this problematic skin, it feels super duper itchy and God knows how bad I want to scratch my face. Oh hold up, it's not just that. I do get pimples other than my hormonal pimple, you know what I mean jellybean? My skin is getting weird and I'm just battling that right now.

And people around me be saying I'm not taking care of my skin, gurrrl little did you know, I do take a good care of my skin and pamper it like it is some kind of a precious gem. Just saying. Anyway, if you guys have any tips that you swear by, please let a sister know in the comments because she really needs it.

4. DEAN'S LIST AWARD



Not the best picture but this is what I have got. Actually, it was from my lecturer so please excuse that. Can I just say I'm so thankful with this little brain of mine? I'm so proud of you, my brain. Fingers crossed that I get the chance to be listed again this semester. 

5. FINALS, FINALS, FINALS

(By the time you're reading this, most probably I have already finished my first final paper.) I have a good feeling about this semester's subjects, well, except for Law. I don't know, I could be wrong but last-minute study is never been my thing. I can never do it, I don't know how to. I'd say I'm really well-prepared for all papers. It stresses the hell out of me if I didn't study earlier. Tell me in the comments, do you do last-minute study or nah? I'm just curious to know because I can't ffs.



I guess that's all for now. I hope you enjoyed and have a wonderful day!

Beauty Products I Hate

Saturday, March 25, 2017
I actually don't like to use the word hate but it's part of the idea and I have seen bloggers did this kind of post so. Being someone who is obsessed with beauty products, trying and testing them out means coming across products that I love and "oh so incredible" and also products that I less love that is a no go. So today, I decided to share with you a few products specifically from the drugstore that I hate and I regret buying them.

Beauty Products I Hate

Disclaimer: this is a hundred percent my honest and true opinion so please don't get offended if you love these products. I'm still new to this type of post. What can I say? Different things work for different people, no? BTW, this post contains endless rants, so please bear with me. 

Catrice Waterproof Eyeliner Pen

OMG. I seriously want this product to work out but no bueno. Okay, first thing first. It's somehow difficult to apply, I mean I had a tough time to achieve my wing liner with this bad boy. It has weird tip to me and it didn't want to work out. The product also doesn't want to come out out of the tube, it seems empty even though I just bought it. I don't know, maybe I got the bad one or the expired one? I don't know. You actually have to press harder to get the product out and that just messes up your whole look.

The eyeliner also has a weak staying power. You know I have a long day at school so I want my liner to stay put throughout the whole day but NAH. It disappears into the thin air. Maybe because I have a greasy eyelid but a lot of waterproof eyeliners I have tried in the past never disappear like that. By the time I reached home and go to the bathroom to like check my face out, the liner is all gone and that's not cute. I just don't have anything positive to say about this eyeliner. It's such a crappy product that dries out too quickly and doesn't want to work out and I don't recommend you guys to grab this eyeliner. Better save your money even though this is not pricey, but better splurge on something that works well. I know IN2IT and Maybelline have quite a number of dreamy eyeliners. Check them out instead and don't buy this.

Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks

I bought these for about a year I believe. I got them on sale so lots of good deals going on back then BUT these are just the worst. It's not just I'm not getting any pigment but they are just too chalky, sheer and tough to blend. It has a very rough texture, it's weird. Once you get the product on your eyes, every single colors will look the same. They have a very low staying power too. It stays on me for like couple of hours and then they start to fade. It's such a turn off, am I right? I wouldn't recommend any of these because they are just not that great in quality. I really wished it has a creamy texture and melts into your skin type of texture, it would have definitely been a hit for me. Maybelline and Essence have some really creamy and pigmented eyeshadows to try out!


IN2IT BB Makeup Cream 5 in 1

Don't get me wrong, I love the brand, I'm digging their eyeliners, blushers and lip products. They are incredible. But this one is just a no no. It's a BB cream so I expected it to perform very comfortable on the skin, lightweight and easy to blend but it doesn't do any of that. The consistency is pretty thick almost like a foundation and it doesn't want to blend well. I do get a lot of patchiness using this BB cream and it looks terrible and super cakey on some areas. It also accentuates my fine lines and my smile lines after applying for a few minutes and that's not cute, gurl. 

They also carry like 2 or 3 shades in this range which is shitty shade range. Overall, it's not a good BB cream at all, it's a strong pass. I wouldn't recommend to you guys. Go for Maybelline instead. You can't go wrong with Maybelline.

I guess that's all for now. I hope I didn't offend anyone, it's just my opinion and don't you think it's good to actually be honest about the products you love or hate? All in all, I definitely wouldn't repurchase any of these craps and I hope this post helped you any other way!



Has anyone tried any of these products? What are your thoughts about them? And what other disappointing drugstore beauty products would you highlight? Let me know in the comments! x

A List Of My Daily Essentials

Monday, March 06, 2017
I'm actually quite a fan of seeing and reading people's essentials. I don't know, it's fun to me. So I thought I would put together a list of some of my day to day essentials. There are just some things in life that I can't live without. Okay, maybe a little exaggeration is going on over there but seriously I totes would die if I didn't have the following items. Haha! What an exaggeration but as long as you get gist. 

Here's a list of things I use and need every single day of my existence, if you will.


My phone | Come on, this one is surely other people's first pick too. I seriously can't live without my phone. No but seriously, I'm one of those people who gets anxious if their phone dies in the middle of the day. Gotta need my phone in my everyday life. Plus my favorite persons live in there too.

A 1 litre water bottle | Yes gurl. Otherwise,  I would be super dehydrated and people legit think I'm dying. It's actually a 1.3 litre water bottle that I bought from Tesco - it helps so much.

Notebooks | I'm that person who constantly jotting down notes, thoughts and ideas that pop into my little mind. I just love it. I love to see my beautiful handwriting. #SelfPraise #NoShame

Vaseline lotions | OMG I owned like 4 of them because I can't get enough of their lotion especially the cocoa one. Oh my gosh, it smells SO GOOD. The one I'm currently digging is the aloe vera one because I'm obsessed with everything aloe vera.

Aloe vera gel | No surprise. I really love this and can't go a day without putting this aloe gel on my face before I go to bed.

Some of the things I need. PS: I forgot about the water bottle but whatevs

Lip products | Be it lip balm, regular lipstick or liquid lipstick, I just need them. My natural lip color is so pale and it looks like I'm dying. So I really need an extra help from the lippie department. I seriously can't go my day without wearing any lip products, which is why I have so many in my collection. Haha! 

Perfume | Ahh I just love smelling good. I love smelling good all the time. I have quite a number of perfumes and it's a little bit too much actually but what can I say, I'm obsessed with smelling good all freaking time. My current favorite scent is Someday by Justin Bieber. Oh so good. So good.

My contact lens kit | Need I say more? Gotta have this in everyday life, gurl. It contains a small mirror, contact lens case, contact lems rewetting drops and tissue in it.

And that concludes my list of "shit I need on a day to day basis to actually survive". Now you know the things I can't live without and now it's your turn to tell me what's yours!



What would be in your everyday life essentials? What are the things you can't live without?

Beauty Products I Have Been Eyeing On

Saturday, March 04, 2017
Hello lovely people! I thought it would be fun to talk about some of the beauty products that I have been eyeing on for quite some time. But before that, I would like to apologize for not uploading my Five Things In February mainly because I have nothing to do rather than being a busy bee for the rest of the month. So, sorry 'bout that!

Okay, back on to business. I keep things that I have been lusting on my phone because I always tend to forget things that I want. I have quite a bunch of lists from beauty to stationery. So with that being said, let's get down to business.


Too Faced Born This Way Foundation | I have heard nothing but good reviews about this foundation and I really want to try it out myself. I have been eyeing quite a lot of foundations from the drugstore brand to the more high-end brand and somehow I always go back to this one. This foundation is also oil free which is a winner in my eyes since I have oily skin.

Elf Studio Baked Highlighter | I have seen this baby swatched by a lot of Youtubers and I'm obsessed! It has other few beautiful shades than the one I have linked. I have never used Elf products before but Elf recently stepped up their makeup game - that's what they said. I want to experience it myself. I owned quite a number of highlighters already but I can't get enough of it. Just no. 

Nars Laguna Bronzer | Okay, I'm not the bronzer type of girl. I owned like only 2 bronzers in my collection that I rarely pick up. But this one, gurl. It's so stunning! Sophie (Sophia Chang) really made me want to try this one out. It's pretty much the perfect bronzer - that's what they said. I really need to get my hands on this because my face is seriously need some definition.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color  | Oooh gurl, you don't have any idea how many times I have swatched this on the back of my hand every time I go to the drugstore. It smells SO good! I have watched Judy's review on Youtube and it makes me want to buy it even more but I don't know why I haven't taken the plunge and bought it yet. Maybe because the shade range is just stunning and I want to grab them all but I can't. They even have new beautiful shades! Oh I'm so getting this and will do a review for you guys. 

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer | I owe it all to Sophie once again. Haha! This is her favorite concealer. I want to try it so bad because the coverage is pretty on point.


NYX Liquid Suede | I have heard amazing things about NYX, especially their lip products. They are highly pigmented and just so you know, Hermo is now carrying these on their website and I might actually buy them. A lot of them. 

Zoeva Brush Set - Eye Set | If I were to get my hands on this brush set, I'm the happiest girl on the planet earth. I have lusted over this for the longest time already. The brushes are so stunning and great quality. Chloe (Chloe Morello) actually love to use Zoeva brushes in a lot of her videos! 

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color  | I believe this is not-so-new in MAC but I haven't gotten the chance to own any of them yet. I have seen lots of Youtubers reviewed and swatched these babies and I have fallen in love. Jeffree Star reviewed and swatched these liquid lip color recently and I was shook! I want them even more, they are so pigmented and the shade "So Me" is just BEAUTIFUL. The applicator is actually very nice too!

Colourpop Lippie Stix | MY MOST WANTED LIP PRODUCTS. Hands down. I have wanted to get my hands on these for so long! Their Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks are not my cup of tea although they have quite a lot of beautiful shades because it's so very drying. Anyway, a lot of Youtubers raved about this Lippie Stix okay. The shade range is just incredible. The shade "Brink" and "Lumiere" are few of my favorites. You can't go wrong with Colourpop because it's affordable and pretty top notch.

There you have it! I have pretty much a mixture of drugstore and high-end beauty products that I have been lusting. I still have a lot of them but I guess I should stop now because it's going to be a long post and I don't want to bore you guys too much. 



Has anyone tried any of the products mentioned? Aaand do you have beauty products that you have been eyeing on? Let me know! xx

15 Blog Posts I'm Yet To Write

Monday, February 27, 2017
I don't know about you but I find it really hard to make time for my blog at the moment. School is no joke. School is literally taking over everything! It's not that I have a major writer's block, it's just so hard to put my thoughts into words these days. I get distracted so easily, so whenever I'm about to write a new post my house mates are always there to distract me. Sorry not sorry. 

Or is it I'm not opinionated as per always? Lol I don't know.

Now, I have seen quite a few bloggers making a list of things/ post they are yet to write and asking people which one they would like to see next on the blog. So I thought, this is a brilliant idea for my next blog post! I have been neglecting my blog again and I'm super guilty about it. Hopefully these ideas sound like your cup of tea and maybe with a little bit of encouragement from you guys, I can find the inspiration on what to write next.


  • Movies that have a special place in my heart
  • A list of my daily essentials POST
  • Collective haul - beauty edition
  • 15 blogging facts about me POST
  • Stationery haul + favorites 
  • 30 beauty questions tag
  • That 1 eyeliner I will always repurchase POST
  • Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
  • Beauty products I hate POST
  • Collective haul - fashion edition
  • My simple + fresh face makeup look
  • Beauty products I have been eyeing on POST
  • Top 5 blogs I just can't get enough of 
  • An anti-bucket list - a list of things I would never do before I die
  • My brownies recipe! POST


What do you guys think? Do any of these ideas sound interesting to you? I hope I can get through all of these posts rather than them just sitting and chilling in my draft. Let me know in the comments below! xx 

Blogging Slump And How I Get Rid Of It

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Hi everyone! Oh. My. God. It's been such a long time since I last posted. The past weeks have been quite busy but I also need to admit it was due to minor laziness that this blog went abandoned for quite some time. I might be dramatic but life and school literally has no mercy on me. Really. I had tons of post ideas in my head, but...

  • Life gets in the way. What can I say. Life gets in the way 24/7 and you do know blogging is something that takes time. It take lots of it.
  • Too much pressure. I have to admit that I sometimes feel like I have to blog, as if it were a job or a chore. It just makes the whole thing become less fun. I keep making those "I don't feel like blogging" or "I'm not in the mood today" excuses, you know what I'm saying. This is not a good sign.
  • I feel like I have not good enough post ideas. Although I have tons of them in my head, I keep thinking "Does it worthy to talk about?" or "Will someone actually read it?" until I have come to the level where I overthink about it. It's just a post BTW.
  • Not having enough time. This is legit one of the biggest reasons why I have fallen into a huge slump. Sometimes life gets really busy and when that just continuously happens, there is just not enough time to blog.
Now you know why I have fallen into a big blogging slump. However, there are always ways to escape from the slump and make it up to my dearest blog because I abandoned it. I actually like to...

  • Read blogs that inspire me. For this part, I have to say Bloglovin' is the answer. Haha. Nothing new. Even if I don't feel like blogging, looking at other posts that I like somehow helped me to get my blogging mojo back. Bloggers like Nicole from The Glam Surge, Jasmine from Jasmine Talks Beauty , Erin from Make Erin Over and Erin (again) from Erin Azmir are definitely my huge inspiration! Not only they have the coolest and prettiest theme, they also have tons of killer posts.
  • Take a break. Honestly speaking, taking a break from blogging is 100% okay. Sometimes I get a little too overwhelmed, exhausted and I just don't have the right time. I used to be worried about taking a break from blogging (well, up until now actually), but I don't have to push myself sososooo much. It's very okay to take break.
  • Make a list. Okay this is new. You guys might find this weird but I do list down the things that I love about blogging  in my little notebook because I want to focus and zoom in on the bright side of it. It actually helped me to enjoy blogging once again! I love making lists and once I'm done I will read them over and over until I get all giddy again. Then, and only then my brain can function and blogging again.
  • Try and find new post ideas. If I don't want to work on my drafts, I will simply Google and try to find awesome blog post ideas so that I get inspired and motivated. #GoogleIsMyBestFriend
  • Push myself but not too much. At the end of the day, I still have to push myself a bit too. However, I don't want blogging to become a chore or a hateful reminder of something I have to do. I do pushed myself (like what I'm doing now) but I'm not giving my 100% effort in it. I mean I still have to put up a new content on my blog or else people might think I'm dead.


Have you ever fallen into a blogging slump? How did you escape from it? Tell me in the comments!

The Body Shop Spa of The World Dead Sea Salt Scrub

Friday, February 03, 2017
In today's post, you will be reading my The Body Shop Spa of The World Dead Sea Salt Scrub review (that's a long name!) This range is intended to provide us the feeling of luxury upon a day in a spa but in the comfort of our homes. So fancy! It also draws on some of the highest quality ingredients that you may not have used before. Juicy! So, what to love about this product? Let's dive in!


First things first, let's talk about the packaging shall we? You can definitely see that The Body Shop has upped their packaging game. The packaging looks very luxurious and it feels luxurious to touch. Not just this baby right here, but all the products in this line be having lit packaging! A+ for packaging. The container is a plastic with the feels of a higher quality plastic and the gold detail on the packaging just adds more high quality for the packaging. Besides, who doesn't love gold? Oh did I mention that the tub was huge? It's massive! This stuff will last a long while.


This salt scrub is not like ordinary salt scrub or at least the ones I have tried before. Not too many scrubs have floated my boat as a lot of them are 'gentle' to me. I like my scrub to be definitely scrubby and this one fits the bill. You can tell that the size of the salt is seriously on the larger side.


This sea salt scrub is thick and creamy! My arms and legs feel so moisturizing and super hydrating, I don't feel the need to moisturize afterwards. I love that a little product can go a long way and after I'm done and wash it off, I don't feel greasy in the least but my skin has this supple feeling and almost glowy! I'm addicted to it. However, if you ever want to use this scrub I recommend using it in the shower after you do a bit of showering because this stuff is quite messy.


Oh I almost forgot about the fragrance! Bear in mind that this baby is quite perfumed. It has a strong but nice scent kinda smells like you are in a luxurious spa but it's not obnoxious or whatnot. I actually like that my towel smells like the scrub.

PROS
  • Super moisturizing 
  • Not heavily greasy or oily
  • Skin feels soft and smooth for days
  • A little goes a long way
  • Last a long while
  • Nice scent 

CONS
  • Its massive container can be a little not travel-friendly
  • Some may find that this product is quite expensive but it's worth it and it will last a long while and it's made from the highest quality ingredients

WHO WILL ENJOY THIS
  • Anyone who has dry skin mostly on the arm and leg area
  • Anyone who loves products that are well scented 
  • Anyone who enjoys body oil or body cream

PRICE
  • MYR160 (price may vary at certain places or online)

AVAILABILITY 
  • All The Body Shop stores near you
  • Online (link)

OVERALL

This is a lovely scrub even though I don't really use it that much, I only use it once a week. Even so, my skin feels super supple and hydrated for days! I'm loving it and I'm going to continue using it but as of now I'm not thinking about repurchasing it, maybe I won't but we will see.



Have you tried this sea salt scrub? Have you tried anything from this range? What are your thoughts about it and what else you would recommend?

Five Things in January

Monday, January 30, 2017
January wasn't a bad month. Though I'm quite unsure whether to call it good either. Good things happened, I might add but myeh. Maybe bittersweet is appropriate. I just couldn't describe January in just five moments. I was certainly not ready for January but I tried. Plus, I didn't do much so this could be a disaster Five Things post lol let's go for it. 

Here is my Five Things in January


01. I have been slacking.

Admittedly, I have fallen into a slump. It's not that I dislike blogging. Blogging is fun, it's just I haven't blogged the past weeks and I think mostly because of the atmosphere has changed here in blogging world. Or is it just me? You might not understand but it doesn't entice me at all. I do checked my blog every single day, I read emails but rarely reply them and same goes to the comments. 

I hope I can get my blogging mojo back. You know what, blogging honestly can be such a hassle and at times overwhelming if you are not in the mood. Or again, is it just me?

02. Such a sweet tooth once again.

So, I got this subject in school where it requires everyone to sell something. It doesn't matter what you are up to as long as you can reach the profit target of MYR50 in just a month. Me and my friends decided to go for brownies! Oh. My. Goodness. I'm not trying to brag or whatsoever but it tastes sososooo good you guys!



Everyone who knows me, knows I don't like chocolate. I'm fine with chocolate flavored drinks but desserts that I'm pretty sure 80 percent of the ingredients is chocolate are no no for me. This, however, makes me want to eat it all day errday! This could potentially be my every day meal. I'm not in my sweet tooth phase for a looong time already but I couldn't resist this one. This is for the win.

03. New pair of contacts!

Finally a new pair of contact lens. I have been wearing the same contacts that I did review here on my blog. You can read it here. If you are thinking of a review about this new contacts, I can work on it but surely not this week, or next week, or the other week. Lol please bear with me. Overall, I'm loving it so far. The enlargement is perfect and slightly natural looking type of contacts. We can talk more about this in a separate post, aye!


04. Hate hitting pan on most of my makeup. 

I don't even know why I'm hitting pan on most of my makeup. Well, I should know. I wear them every day, that's why. But why they decided to hit pan almost at the same time? I actually hate hitting pan on my makeup. Who's with me? I can get anxiety out of it, I know it sounds dramatic like our mother but that's the truth gurl. And since I'm on the mission of saving money this year, that means more anxiety to come. Even 10 dollar is already flipping expensive to me lol.

05. Instagram live is so fun!

Don't get me wrong, I didn't even start the whole shebang. However, I came across a lot of people on Instagram who started this Insta live being really fun. I enjoyed it most of the time. Especially those who shared their skincare routine or makeup routine! Ahh so satisfying to watch. I know I'm a weirdo.

So, I came across this steward's Instagram live and watched his skincare routine from the scratch and I was so mesmerized. I have been wondering all this years how come he has such a flawless skin, now I know.

I guess that's all I have to say for now. I hope you enjoyed and have a wonderful day ahead.

How was your January? Do you have exciting things going on? Or just a plain boring like mine? Let me know! x

Brow Routine: My Idea Of Perfect Brows

Saturday, January 14, 2017
I have come to believe that brows aren't easy to do and much more complicated than most people think. It takes a lot of practice and patience to master the 'perfect brows'. Actually, it only takes a few simple steps. I always getting asked about my brows, how I do them and getting compliments etc. I don't have so much brow hairs to be honest and I feel so insecure whenever I go out and not getting them done. I used to hate my brows but when I started to play with makeup, I know makeup will be my best friend. And I looked up tons of tutorials of how to get them done and I just practice, practice, practice.

So I thought I would finally give you a step by step of how I get them done and give you guys some tips and tricks maybe. Here it goes!


Step #1: Brush them up 
First things first, I will brush them eyebrow hairs in an upward motion with a spoolie brush. I usually do this step to see where they need filling in and from there I will notice where I have to trim and pluck. And this brings to my second step.


Step #2: Pluck them stray hairs 
I'm a huge believer that if you don't 'clean' your brows, all those hard works are useless, honey boo. So I will always tweeze my stray hairs to make it appear 'clean'. I'm won't go too cray-cray with the tweezers, they simply giving a clean start. Beauty is pain, gurl. However, it's not that painful. Once you start plucking your brows regularly, you will soon get used to the pain and your eyes won't water as much. My tip is begin by identifying the stray hairs and quickly pull in the direction that they grow. That way, it will be less painful.


Step #3: Shading them brows
The trick when shading the brow is not to start at the front brow. If you do that, you will end up with a harsh, blocky and square brow that looks far from natural. So the tip is to begin at the center of the brow and use a fine eyebrow pencil like the one I'm using, which is the Silkygirl Expert Brow Slim Liner. It's amazing! Okay, next I will fill them in using short strokes. That way I have more control and them brows will appear natural-looking.


Step #4: Powder them up 
Maybelline Fashion Brow 3D Brow and Nose Palette is the eyebrow powder that I swear by. Definitely my favorite. I use an angled brush and dip the brush into the powder and very lightly powder them brows to add definition. The brush provided is freaking small and very hard to hold. So I just go with my own brush. It's easier that way. This step must be done with a very light hand because Sharpie brow is a no no.


Step #5: Brush, brush, brush 
Brush through with the spoolie brush again to blend the pencil and powder together and to soften any harsh lines. However, if I'm not happy with it, I will continue to the next step.

Step #6: Clean up with concealer 
This is actually an option. Sometimes I will just skip this step especially when I'm in a hurry. But if I really into my brows, I will clean the edges using concealer and apply it with a small flat brush. I will go around the brows to clean them and make it 'on fleek!' lol. All the things we do for brows. I figured that this step is actually useful for those who are afraid to pluck their stray hairs! Oh gurl, don't you worry. Concealer will definitely conceal them shady situation up there so you don't have to commit to the pain of plucking your eyebrows.


Step #7: Set them brows 
Finally, the last step! I will finish everything with a brow gel. The one I'm using is from Benefit Gimme Brow. It's one of the best brow gel I have ever encounter. The brush is very small and precise and perfect for the brow hairs that I don't really have because I'm lacking in that department. It also lasts the whole day, maybe more. You know what, it's always better if you set your brows because you never know what kind of day you will go through, so brow gel definitely helps you to make your brows stay put and lasts the whole day.


And voila, there you have it. There isn't that much to achieve the beautiful and 'perfect brows' that you see all over Instagram. As you can see, I'm using very basic products that probably everyone is using and can be find at most drugstore. Anyway, that's it for today! I really hope that you enjoyed this post and that maybe it also helped you.

What are your tips for getting the 'perfect brows'? What are the products in your eyebrow routine you swear by? Let me know! xx

IN2IT Sheer Shimmer Blush in Pink Pearl

Saturday, January 07, 2017

I had been hoping to find what could be a possible drugstore alternative to my MAC's Mineralize Blush in the shade "Dainty" which I already hit pan on. Since I'm on the mission to save money this year, I know a lot of drugstore blushes out there won't disappoint me. So I stumbled upon Watsons a few weeks ago and swatched a heck lot of blushes on my hand. I came across IN2IT blushes, I swatched them and I think I have found the one. The color is pretty similar to my MAC blush but more to the pink side and more shimmery. I was torn in two. I mean, I like the color but a little too shimmery for my liking. However, I don't want to hurt my pocket either to go to MAC store and buy the exact same one.

After tut-tutting at the aisle for a little while, I decided to get my hands on this baby. Whatever, it's cheaper and can be double as a highlighter, right? So let's jump right in!

Pretty, clear and practical packaging

Packaging 
It comes in a clear compact and I love that I'm able to see the product itself without having to open it. I love packaging like this because it's practical. Let's be real, isn't the lid look cute and pretty to y'all? I mean look at 'em flowers! I'm totally in love. On the other hand, it has a sturdy container, sleek and simple looking. A+ for the packaging.

Price and availability
I bought mine at Watsons for MYR16.90. I would say it's a reasonable price indeed for something just about perfect in a quality. IN2IT is available at most health and beauty departments in leading drugstore company such as Watsons and Guardian.


Soft texture and dome-like powder

Texture
The texture of this blush is super soft and has a great quality powder. It's very fine and applies sheerly on the cheeks which giving me the choice to build up the color. I think it's a baked powder blush although it doesn't state whether it's baked or not, but you can already tell by the appearance.

Pearlescent finish

Finish
At first, this is what concerns me the most because I have an oily skin. Meaning to say that I have to apply the product carefully on the cheeks otherwise I will look like a walking disco ball. That's not really a concern. Turns out it's actually not that bad. I get a sheen that isn't too shimmery, it's more like a pearlescent, so I don't have things sparkling like chunks of glitters on my face. That's a good news. I get a nice, subtle icy-pink glow. It looks gorgeous when it catches light. It's like a blush and highlighter in one.

Pros
  • It gives a healthy glow
  • High quality powder
  • Affordable 
  • Has a clear, sturdy and an attractive packaging 
  • Stays for more than 5 hours on my oily skin
  • Buildable and easy to blend
  • Can be double as a highlighter
  • Soft and creamy texture 
Cons
  • The container is a scratch prone 
  • Isn't paraben-free, but most drugstore makeup isn't anyway
Ingredients 

Comparison to my MAC Mineralize blush

All in all, I'm loving this blush. It's a hit for me and I'm totally into it. I really recommend you to try this product because it's a pretty decent brand and the quality is just about perfect. However, if you are a fan of matte, pigmented blush, then this isn't for you. This blush acts more like a colored highlighter to me. It gives a nice wash of color along with it without being too overwhelming yet gives a healthy glow that could be achieved in a highlighter.
My rating: 4 out of 5
I really hope you enjoyed this post and find it very helpful! Let me know your favorite blush and if you've ever tried any product from this brand.

My 2016 in Alphabetical Order

Monday, January 02, 2017
Happy new year everyone! I hope everyone around the globe had a blast and let's hope 2017 is a good one. I'm feeling very relax and I just want to chill. I wasn't planning on write or post anything today actually but whatever. So let's!

my 2016 in alphabetical order

A | Ampoule. It's something that has to do with skin care and I discovered it in 2016. To be honest, I don't think it did something to my skin so far but in the long run? I don't know. #PrayForMySkin 

B | Breathe. Doesn't matter if I'm mad or sad or anxious, breathe is the best technique for me to like get my shit together yknow. No matter what it is, I just inhale and exhale slowly and I'm all good.

C | Corn in a cup. It's like the best thing to munch on and perfect for sweater weather.

D | "Dang gurl". Is probably my most used words throughout the year.

E | Eyebrows. I may not have the best tools for my eyebrow game but I still manage to get it on fleek all bloody time. But really though, you don't have to have much to make something happen :)

F | Face masks. If you don't already know, I'm a biggest fan of face mask. I love to tweet my thoughts on certain masks, but not all the time. Just go to Guardian, Watsons, Sasa or any drugstore and you will bound to "face mask heaven" 😄

G | Google. Google is like my best friend now. I personally too lazy to Google but year 2016 has required me a lot of Google-ing so yeah. 

H | Hash browns. I started to love hash browns again after not eating it for couple of years. And still after so long, McDonald's hash browns are still the best hash browns invented. 

I | Ignore. I chose to ignore negative vibes be it on my blog here or in real life. It's not worth the time so might as well ignore it.

J | Jealousy. I'm a jealous person by nature. I used to have this negative initial reaction towards people's achievement or success. But in year 2016, I learned how to be grateful and not beating myself for not being as successful. And I learned it from the best. 

K | Kylie Jenner. This may seem ridiculous or funny but I want to be Kylie Jenner so bad. She's so successful and she's living everything that I have to live without. Be grateful, lenne.

L | Lectures. I'm sick of it but I want to be educated so.

M | Maybelline. Probably one of my favorite drugstore brand and I discovered a lot of their products last year even though I'm broke. I didn't have the chance to share it here because my schedule is packed and I have quite a number of drafts that I need to work on and edit so please bear with me.

N | Nailed it. My presentations. I hate my school for having a heck lot of presentation every week but glad I nailed every single one of it. 

O | Opportunity. I'm so blessed and thankful for 2016 as it opened up a lot of opportunities for me to grab. I feel different but in a good way.

P | Planning. Planning is the key. Not only for your life but for the blog. Lol. I mean I started using schedule post around the year of 2016. It makes your blog lit if you know how to plan and to know which post you need to get up first etc etc.

Q | Quizzes. I'm sick of it. Know what's worse? Online quizzes. Ugh it makes me nervous profusely. 

R | Rain. I wish it rains more but wishing on that means I'm messing with people's photography game lol. I love rain. Who's with me?

S | Sales. Since I'm always broke, the word SALES doesn't intrigue me as per usual. I don't know if it's because I'm always broke or this is a huge wake up call telling me to save money. I don't know, maybe none of that two. Whatever.

T | Talk. Yes gurl, I learned from the best. No matter what you are facing in your relationship, no matter what the circumstances are, just talk. And don't leave things hanging. Talk. It's 2017. Grow up. 

U | Unwrapping packages. I always get excited to open packages that came in the mail. Well, who doesn't? Also, I always want to do a blog post where we "unwrap things together" yknow but it never happened.

V | Vanilla. Need I say more? It's my ultimate favorite scent.

W | Wedding planning. I know what you're thinking. But gurl, I made a lot of planning and making decisions as if I'm going to tie the knot in 3 months time. I know gurl. I sometimes think that I'm too young for all of this but I think it's okay to at least have a plan because, again, planning is the key. Lol. But timing can be a bitch.

X | Xmas! Where I got seven days break from school (thank god!) and 70% of it I spent watching xmas movies and more oldies but goldies movies. Xmas is probably one of the most beautiful time of the year in my opinion because it gets colder and chilly outside. I just love it.

Y | Young at heart. I'm still behaving as if I'm younger than I really am. Trust me, I'm really playful (I'm turning 21 fgs!) but it's not childlike okay. Childlike is just plain annoying. 

Z | Zzz. Obviously I can't think of any words lol. But seriously, sleep in is what I look forward to E-V-E-R-Y-D-A-Y. I know it sounds bad but whatever.

That's that. I hope you enjoy and make a version of yours! Have a good one and till then x.

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