LUSH Mask of Magnaminty Reviews

Hey guys!

Welcome to another Lush review from me. This time it is the Lush Mask of Magnaminty Body and Face Mask – Self Preserving.

I believe they are two kinds of Mask of Magnaminty but I am going to review on the self preserving one today coz that’s the one I bought.

I have been a loyal customer of Lush for their face mask. When I first started I just bought the Fresh Face Mask and after months of buying them, I realized that I didnt actually have enough time (or maybe face space?) to finish them all before they expire. I am not fussy but when the masks are expired, they tend to be so dry and I dont like that at all. The fresh masks can be kept about a month I think. Even with me putting the mask on my face twice a week, I was not able to finish them and they had to be thrown out. :/ Expect I keep the container to return back to Lush. Hehe

I went ahead to the store one day and asked if they have a longer life shelving mask products and the lady said “Of course!” and introduced me to the Mask of Magnaminty. We spoke about my skin condition, which is sensitive, dry and dull and she said I was okay to use it. Unlike the Fresh Mask lines, I do not have to put this mask in the fridge. But I guess it wont hurt to put it in there for extra cooling sensation. 🙂

My verdict – It’s the bomb! I love this mask as it never hurt my skin (although you’ll feel a bit of tingling but it goes away so quickly) and leaves my skin bright and clear.

The smell is a bit tricky- it’s either you love it or you dont.

It’s a bit messy to work with but it’s fine. I like putting this on my face in the morning before I shower so I can just clean my face while I’m in the shower and not mess with my sink.

It also scrubs your face when you are cleaning it so I would not do any scrubbing before or after this face mask.

Price wise, I think it’s okay for a Lush product. Especially when you can use it on your body as well and can keep it for 5 months. I bought a small pot coz it’s just me using it. Hubs doesnt like to put things on his face, stay quiet and not be able to make silly remarks to me. Surprise surprise! :O

Mask of Magnaminty - Self Preserving

Mask of Magnaminty – Self Preserving

When I have my mask on

When I have my mask on

I just have a thin layer of the mask on my face and you can see tiny bit of the aduki beans that will help with scrubbing. I usually leave it on for 15- 20 mins once or twice a week. And yes, I would definitely purchase this product again. 🙂

I hope you would find my review helpful. You can of course, head to :

http://www.lushusa.com/Mask-of-Magnaminty—Self-Preserving/9999905177,en_US,pd.html

for more information on the product.

Have a great week ahead guys!

Much love.

My Youtube Favorites

Hello you guys!

It’s been gloomy this week but to my surprise, I kinda like it. Shhh… Dont be telling A though coz he hates cold weather with every ounce he has in his body. :p

So anyways, I have been going to the gym Monday – Wednesday this week coz my last day was on Wednesday. Boo.

To take my sadness away, let’s talk about my Youtube favorites! Teehee.

Aside from Netflix, A, and the cats, Youtube is my life! ❤

I find that most of my favorite Youtubers are from the UK and I think Youtube is huge there compared to other parts of the world. I mean most of the Youtubers from the UK that I subscribed to have their own products. Like Zoey, Alfie, Fleur, the Saccone Jolys etc.

So to share the joy with you, here are my list of favorite Youtubers!

1- The Saccone Jolys! 

The Saccone Jolys upload their vlogs EVERY SINGLE DAY(!!!!) at 6pm (UK time) and aaahhhh I look forward to it every single day. The kiddos, Emilia and Eduardo are sooooo cute! The mom, Anna is gorgeous and the dad, Jonathan is silly and sweet!

Anna and Jonathan both have their own channels of their own aside from their main channel. I love Anna’s personal channel as much as I love the SJ’s. That woman is a superwoman! Weeee!

And oh, The Saccone Jolys’ calendars are ready for you to order now and I want one so bad! However, I do not have the address to our new place now so I guess I’ll have to order once we have our new place. I hope there’d still be some for me!

Here are parents’ personal channels, FYI:

Anna- Anna Saccone Joly

Jonathan- Jonathan Saccone Joly

2- Zoella / More Zoella

Zoe is actually the reason why I have been watching the Saccone Jolys! They are obviously friends and Zoe is just sooo cute as well! She’s really big in the UK, guys! I think she has like 9 million followers in one of the channels listed above. Crazy right?!

Wanna hear something crazier? She has her own wax figure in Madam Tussauds Wax Museum in London! Say whaaaattttt??!!

3- The Pointless Blog Vlogs

I found Alfie (The Pointless Blog Vlogs) from Zoella (AGAIN!). Lol. They are all related I’m telling you! Alfie is dating Zoella and I was surprised when I learned that he’s actually younger than Zoe. Probably because Zoe is so small and has a baby face!

Anyways, Alfie has his own wax figure in Madam Tussauds Wax Museum in London too, next to Zoella! Sweet!

4- Gigi Gorgeous

I think I’ve mentioned enough of UK Youtubers and time to move on to my other favorite Youtuber from around the world.

I am not too sure about Gigi’s origin though. I’m sorry. I’m not sure if she was a Canadian or an American. :/

I love her coz she has the best energy and also funny! She’s a transgender woman (I hope I dont offend anybody here, sorry!) and it’s amazing to see her transformation. She has the best body (I want her abs please and her legs!!!) and my most favorite things she does on her channel are Favorites and Story Time videos!

So anyways guys, I will leave you right here coz man, I am hungry. LOL. Fit people problem I’m telling you! Anyways, have a great weekend guys and if you have the chance to browse around the Youtubers’ channels mentioned above, hollar me and tell me what you think. 🙂

Much love.

Bye bye Second Home :(

Hey guys,

If you are on my Facebook and also been following me on Instagram, you’d automatically know that my second home is the gym.

Since we are relocating, we have sent in notice to cancel our rental apartment and of course, the gym. Canceling the gym is harder than I thought it would be. Probably coz that place is my escape whenever I feel anxious and lonely. It’s also the place where I have met wonderful people here in Fort Wayne.

My last day is today. Sobs.

I have several classes that I loved at my gym and most of them are taught by this wonderful lady, Elisa. I religiously went to her Turbokick (twice a week) and Bootcamp (once a week) before committing to my 12 week program with Jamie Eason.

If I knew I’d be leaving, I would have just stuck to her classes. :/

Ahh it’s in the past now and there’s no point crying over spilled milk. I’m just happy I could go to three of her Turbokick classes and one Bootcamp yesterday.

I am going to miss Elisa and her witty self. And of course her killer workouts. Here’s a picture of us taken yesterday by D.

E and I.

E and I.

Thank you for kicking my bums in your classes and calling me out whenever my forms suck. You are the best E!

And to all my friends at the Y, thank you so much for always being so kind to me. You are all going to be missed!

As for now, I would be doing my workouts at the clubhouse til we move out end of this month.

Much love.

We’re Moving!

Hey guys!

If you haven’t got the hint from my previous post, we are moving to California! Hubs got the job. Yay! Congratulations, honey! I’m so proud of you. :*

To be brutally honest, I am a bit nervous about moving to California.

Obviously cost of living would be much higher there.

And we wont be experiencing 4 seasons anymore. Boo!

I am originally from Malaysia so I didn’t get to experience four seasons until I moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana.

I am not a big fan of snow and brutally cold weather like here in FW but heck, it would be nice to have some snow, you know. I guess I better pray hard that whenever we go back to visit A’s parents in Missouri, snow would be falling for me!

So anyways, I have packed most of my precious stuff (ie food from Malaysia!!) and I’m still not sure when the moving company would be scheduled to be here to pack our stuff. A said I shouldn’t worry about any of the things but the Asian in me loves to take control of things. Aiya!

The cats? They are coming with us! Duh! It’s been a chaotic process trying to get the cats ready for the big move. They don’t get on car rides aside from going to the vet for their yearly check up. Which is like once a year. And the journey is like 15 mins max each way.

I have taken the cats out for drives everyday for the past two weeks. It was kind of a hassle at first especially the first week coz I took the cats out separately just to see how each cat reacts to the drive. Clinton clearly aces the ride while Kitty howls most of the time. :/

We will be taking some pills from their vet to sedate them, just in case they are needed. I’m not gambling on a 37 hour (AT LEAST) car journey.

I will keep you posted on our moving journey. Wish us luck!

Much love.

Bodybuilding 12 week Jamie Eason Reviews

Hello all,

I am proud to say I have finished Bodybuilding 12 week Jamie Eason’s program.

Phew!

To be honest, this is not my first 12 week program. I started with Kayla Itsines and finished that, rested a little bit (more like going to Malaysia to visit my family for a month LOL), started a new one (Kris Gethin’s) and ended up with Jamie Eason’s.

First of all, I liked Kayla’s program but man, the workouts were so intense I get hungry ALL THE TIME. I might do her program again in the future though coz her program is really good for toning.

Secondly, I went through Kris Gethin’s program half way coz my thighs have gotten really muscular and bigger! I was so stressed out about my big thighs ( I couldn’t fit in my jeans :/ ) I decided to drop his program and search for new one.

Then I found Jamie Eason’s.

Her program started out easy at first then half way through, training takes up 6 days a week. Some weeks I REALLY look forward to rest days and some weeks I just wanna keep pumping the irons. 🙂

So okay, back to business. I’m happy to report my body responded well to Jamie’s program. I have toned legs now and they are shaping nicely. My problems have always been with my thighs. I might continue with her legs workout while looking for new program to work with. Because of her programs, my legs have gone through dramatic changes. Thank you, Jamie.

Anyways, if you are new to fitness or even have been working out but are bored with your regime, I highly recommend you to browse through http://www.bodybuilding.com and find the perfect workout for you to try. And once you have picked a program, you can register and download Body Space to your phone. I really love the app coz you can track your workouts on it and one brilliant thing I love is BodySpace will send you recaps of your week.

As for now, I think I will be doing some cardio and Pilates before I start a new 12 week program. I have a lot of stuff to be done before I start a new one. And of course, I will share with you my new workout program.

Much love.

California September 2015

Hey guys!

Hubs and I traveled to Los Angeles earlier last month for a future job opportunity. It was a real last minute plan and I cant believe we did it!

We got our tickets booked on Monday afternoon and early Thursday morning (say 5 am!!), we are already heading to the airport.

Early morning flight = sunrise

Early morning flight = sunrise

It was a long journey from Fort Wayne to Los Angeles. We stopped at Detroit International Airport and although we were there for less than an hour before catching our next flight, I wish I could stay longer to explore the airport. I love that they have the trams in the airport itself. Like, you look up and the tram is there! So fun! Instead of separating the trams in different terminal, you can see the trams right there when you look up before you board your plane. Teehee.

So anyways, we arrived Los Angeles, grabbed our bags, jumped on the bus to the car rental and headed to Bakersfield!

It was quite a frightening drive for me driving through the mountains. Yes, I hate heights – in case you didnt know. Eeeks! So glad hubs was driving!

It was a beautiful drive tho. I get to see a different side of California. Too bad Los Angeles was facing severe drought while we were there.

View to Bakersfield!

View to Bakersfield!

We spent a couple of days in Bakersfield, looking at apartments and gyms – just in case hubs got the job. Yeah, I didnt like traveling last minute like we did that week. Haha. I like to be prepared. Well prepared!

So anyways, after leaving Bakersfield we spent our last day in Los Angeles and went sight seeing. We went to Rodeo Drive and I was lusting over all the purses there.

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We also went to Santa Monica for a stroll and I loved it there. I wish we had the time to lay around and just watch the day pass. Maybe next time!

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Oooh guys!! I didnt buy anything from my trip! Not even a lipstick! Haha! I cant believe it too! I am trying to wear all the stuff that I have. So, I didnt buy anything in California but I sure ate a lot of food! Pictures to follow!

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Much love!

If You Only Knew – Shinedown

Hey guys,

Just sharing one of my favorite songs from my favorite band. I have been blessed to be able to see Shinedown in concert and they were amazing!

I would so go to their concerts again in the future. 🙂

Oh, I’ll post the lyrics here too. Enjoy!

“If you only knew
I’m hanging by a thread
The web I spin for you
If you only knew
I’d sacrifice my beating
Heart before I lose you
I still hold onto the letters
You returned
I swear I’ve lived and learned

It’s 4:03 and I can’t sleep
Without you next to me I
Toss and turn like the sea
If I drown tonight, bring me
Back to life
Breathe your breath in me
The only thing that I still believe
In is you, if you only knew

If you only knew
How many times I counted
All the words that went wrong
If you only knew
How I refuse to let you go,
Even when you’re gone
I don’t regret any days I
Spent, nights we shared,
Or letters that I sent

It’s 4:03 and I can’t sleep
Without you next to me I
Toss and turn like the sea
If I drown tonight, bring me
Back to life
Breathe your breath in me
The only thing that I still believe
In is you, if you only knew

If you only knew
I still hold onto the letters
You returned
You help me live and learn

It’s 4:03 and I can’t sleep
Without you next to me I
Toss and turn like the sea
If I drown tonight, bring me
Back to life
Breathe your breath in me
The only thing that I still believe
In is you, if you only knew”

Lush Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner Review

Hello and salam all!

It’s a new week and a new review on my Lush purchases – particularly as mentioned above.

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I went in to Lush 2 weeks ago to browse around and surprise, surprise – I got hooked to the body conditioner!

This is how you use the body conditioner.

Shower and wash your body as usual then rinse. Apply body conditioner all over your body and rinse. Voila!

You get out of shower smelling like roses and moist.

I like to give me a light massage while i rub it all over my body.

I have tried using additional lotion after the Argan Body Conditioner and it gives your skin extra boost. Otherwise, it’s still good without the additional lotion.

I really like the practicality of getting everything done in the shower but sadly tho, this product is on the pricey side and i think I will use it only on special occasions (ie after shaving). One thing tho, it does gives residues in your shower so make sure you have a towel ready to clean your tub with after using the product. I usually have one laying around and just clean it right after. 🙂

Look at how thick it is!

Look at how thick it is!

If you are interested in this product, you can head to Lush and experience it yourself in the store before spending your money on it. Otherwise, if you still need to read more reviews on this product, head over to

http://www.lushusa.com/Ro%27s-Argan-Body-Conditioner/9999903590,en_US,pd.html

Much love.

Lush Whoosh Shower Jelly Review

Hey guys,

Today I’d like to do a review on Lush’s Whoosh Shower Jelly. I bought this shower jelly last weekend from the Lush store after being introduced to it by the ever so lovely SA named Zara.

Yes, I try to remember the names of people I met. 🙂

First off, this jelly is quite tricky to use in the shower. Here are some pictures of it.

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You can use this jelly in two different ways:

A- Slide the whole jelly on your body and rub your skin with your hands.

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Squeeze !!

Squeeze !!

B- Pinch and take a small chunk out and put in on your loofah and work the bubble!

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My favorite way? The first one. Especially after taking the Whoosh out of the fridge. It gives this really cooling sensation. 🙂

Whoosh can be used as shampoo as well and I think it does alright. If you are interested in this product, head over to any Lush store and grab yourself one. I think it would be more fun to use it with kids.

The little kid in me enjoyed it. 🙂

If there’s no Lush anywhere near you, head over to

http://www.lushusa.com/Whoosh/9999903139,en_US,pd.html?cm_re=ShowGelJel-_-HPBlk5_-whooshpdp

Much love.