Empties #13: September 2014 – Part 1


When an empties post become an EPIC post. This month I had a really good clear out of some of my sample size products, as well as some old products. I also bought a lot of Memeboxes lately, so I wanted to clean out some of the older stuff I have to make space for the new. I suspect the next few months’ posts will be littered with sample size products as I try to wind them down.

1. Nalthin Body Fit Patch x7sheets
I’ve been trying out a few slimming body patches – out of sheer curiosity and desperation to lose some weight… and now I have to report back that nothing but exercise and diet really works. It does heat up and make the area that it’s applied to really hot, but besides giving me a rash I don’t think it really did anything. I still have another 2 weeks worth that I will continue to use up.
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Unboxing: Memebox Special #37 Wake Up Makeup Box


OMG not another Memebox!? I promise this is the last… for this month! But this time it’s one that I rarely pick – a makeup themed box. I usually choose the ones focused more on skincare but since I am currently overflowing with skincare I thought why not give the makeup a try? Plus the theme sounded like it will be a box full of very natural no-makeup kind of makeup, and can be easily added to my daily routine, so it sounded like a pretty safe bet. So, how did it fare?

I bought this as a value set with the Memebox Superbox #53 My Honey Box – I only had to pay one standard shipping for 2 boxes with free upgrade to express shipping. The shipping date for this was fixed on 19 September and I received this on 22 September. The set of 2 boxes cost me USD46, plus another USD6.99 for shipping from Korea. Individually, it’s priced at USD23, plus another USD6.99 for standard shipping. There was a free gift included – the Cellbydate The Real Galacto Zero Essence.
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Unboxing: Memebox Superbox #53 My Honey Box


More Memebox! Time at work has been really tough lately so while I think that my Memebox obsession has really gone into madness zone, they bring me some joy after a long and sad day at work. I just love seeing these little pink boxes in the postbox – it instantly cheers me up! 🙂 I love diving into them and finding out what mysterious item I have been sent. So exciting!

I bought this as a value set with the Memebox #37 Wakeup Make Up Box (including a free gift) – so I only had to pay one standard shipping for 2 boxes with free upgrade to express shipping. The shipping date for this was fixed on 19 September and I received this on 22 September. The set of 2 boxes cost me USD46, plus another USD6.99 for shipping from Korea. Individually, it’s priced at USD29, plus another USD6.99 for standard shipping.
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Review: Sunday Riley Blush in Blushing


It’s probably too soon to put up a review for this blush as I’ve only just received this recently, but I am in love with it and just had to put up a little post on this. I bought this Sunday Riley blush some time ago from Cult Beauty when they had a 20% off sale, promptly forgot about it, and was pleasantly surprised to see the package on my door step about 1-2 weeks ago. I’ve been using it ever since!
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Unboxing: Memebox Special #29 Scrub Box


Please bear with me, my Memebox obsession has gone out of hand! Hot on the heels of the last box is this scrub box. I still have over 10 boxes of Memebox outstanding that will be shipped later so you’ll be seeing a lot more unboxing. I’m sorry, I have gone totally mad. Oh, actually I’m not sorry when I receive all these little boxes – they brighten up my day and gives me something to look forward to.

The shipping date for this was fixed on 5 September and I received this on 17 September. This box costs USD29, plus USD6.99 for shipping from Korea.
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Monday Masking #4: Simply Bye Dark Circle Hydro Gel Eye Masks


So to brighten up your Monday, here’s my imitation of the Panda on the packet – with a big face, little slit eyes and dark circles… I think I did a great job, right?

Anyway, it’s Monday Masking time again! Where I show you my masking journey. And this time it’s a pair of eye masks. I admit that I picked up this packet of eye masks because the packaging was cute – I saw the pandas, thought it really looks like me on a bad day, and I had to get it. It costs SGD3 from Sa Sa for 2 pairs in the packet, which is quite reasonably priced.

Honestly, I don’t think this did anything other than look amusing – the masks felt like sticking stickers on my eyes. It’s actually dry, with an adhesive side. A little like those slimming patches, and less like a facial sheet mask. It’s a little weird, and I definitely still looked like a panda afters.

Random Thoughts #10: Life Goes On…


A wonderful picture of a yummy Lobster roll is always a great way to start a topic about life. If anyone is interested, you can find this at the Dancing Crab at PasarBella @ The Grandstand. It’s one of the best lobster rolls I’ve found in Singapore, at a very affordable price considering how much meat was in it. It came with 2 rolls, but I already ate one before deciding to stop and take a picture. 😛

Anyway back to life. It hasn’t been particularly easy lately, dealing with some corporate politics, and a boss who tries to save himself at the sake of all his subordinates. It was self preservation at its ugliest. It’s ugly but sad at the same time. People whom you thought could be trusted, that you worked so hard for, would be happy to throw you into the fire and put all the blame on you to save themselves.

But it wakes me up to the fact that… no one will be there to protect you in life, but yourself. If you don’t stand up for yourself, your rights, then no one else will. I can complain and whimper, but life will go on and pass me by. I will stand up and fight; but I will not follow in their footsteps… I will rise above and be better, and I will do it in a respectable way.