Every year, A and I head our way to Ikea for our annual home shopping trip. We usually set up a budget of $300 to be spent on home each year and let me tell you, it is easy to spend that amount of money in Ikea!

This year is no different so I’d like to share with you guys what we usually get on our yearly Ikea trip.

  1. Sheets – We usually buy one every year because we didn’t have a big collection to start with when we got married in 2013. We have tried few different materials and my ultimate favorite has always been the cotton ones. But be careful coz some of the cotton materials are very cheap and they collect hair, dust etc and I hate that. So don’t be too cheap like me by getting the 16.99$ one and expect to use it for several years. Spend a little more and you get the best quality of cotton. We bought SKOGSNARV sheet set last year and the wear has been amazing. However, I would prefer to use this in colder months coz the material is quite thick and I always find myself sweating if I use this in summer time. It is 100% cotton but the cotton is very thick. (Am I making sense here? LOL). You can view the one I like here: Sheets
  2. Duvet cover – We dont but duvet cover every year but we buy it every two years. So basically we only have 2 sets of duvet covers LOL. If I still have room of budget, I might get it this year. Otherwise, it wouldn’t matter. You can view the ones I want here: Duvet 1Duvet 2 ( Both duvet covers we have at home are white so I might not get this), Duvet 3
  3. Towels – I LOVE Ikea towels. I think they are just light weighted and absorbs water very well. And most importantly they dont leave residue on your body. You know some towels will leave a bit of the material on your skin and I dont like it. We have bought a lot of towels over the years from Ikea so we might skip towels this year! Yay! More budget room for other things! You can view the item here: Towels
  4. KULLEN 2 Drawer Chest – That I will use for my night stand. We bought one about 2-3 years ago because A didnt want one. And we have switched bed sides and he has my nightstand and I dont have any. I like a nightstand with drawers because God knows how much I love to keep EVERYTHING by me! 😀 You can view the item here: Night Stand. But I’d also like to get this one White Night Stand just coz it’s white! 😀
  5. Chest of Drawers – Ok obviously we dont get this every year but we have bought 2 entertainment centres from Ikea and I am thinking of getting one more to change out with the one we have in the bedroom. I am torn between these two styles – Style 1 and Style 2. If I have one of this chest of drawers, I can put my TV on it and put all the junks that I have on the entertainment centre in the drawers. Ha!

So there you go. That’s the list of things that we usually get on our yearly trip to Ikea. Except for num 4 and 5. We dont usually buy furnitures every year 😂

Have a good rest of your week and speak to you soon. 

Much love. 



Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil Review

Hello everyone!

Kicking off my first comeback with a beauty review and this time it is the Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil. It is priced at 32$ for 180ml.



I picked this up in Sephora at Downtown Disney District in Anaheim about two weeks ago and have fallen madly in love with it ever since.

This is actually the first time i use oil as my cleanser and when I first tried it and was happy with the outcome, I asked myself why didnt I start sooner?

Ok since I was traveling at the time, I suddenly remembered that this oil could spill in my bag! But fret not you guys, the pump has open and closed system AND you dont have to pump out the oil to get the pump to close just like the Clinique’s cleanser I’ve been using! AMAZING! That alone got 2 stars from me!

The bottle doesn’t say what the ingredients are but I suppose I can google it and put it here for all of us.

From Sephora website:


6 oz/ 180 mL

-Organic Argan Oil: Repairs and replenishes skin cells.
-Grape Seed Oil: Aids in improving elasticity to the skin. 
-Grapefruit Oil: Energizes and awakens the skin.

Hellanthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed oil, Polysorbate-80, Polysorbate-20, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Arganla Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Pomelo Grapefruit) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Tocopherol (Antioxident), Sucralose.

Instruction on the bottle says:

“Rub 3 to 4 pumps into dry hands and apply evenly over dry face. Wet face and massage into a rich milk. Rinse thoroughly with water.”

Personally, 3 to 4 pumps is way too much for me. On days that I dont wear full make up (just eyeliner and Coloupop liquid lipstick), 1.5 pumps is enough for me and on days I wear full make up (mascara, foundation, concealer and the works), i use about 2 to 3 pumps. This is when you use your own judgement to use the product. And yes, this cleansing oil is really good at removing make up!

I love the simplicity of this product. Did you know that this cleansing oil cleans my face so good that I have been skipping toner and that alone saved 2 products. Toner and cotton pads!

I have tried to clean my face with toner after washing my face with the cleansing oil and guess what? I only had very little of dirt left. The fact that I save more money and time for skipping toner is just brilliant. 2 more stars for that! 😀

Since we have been racking up 4 stars, I’m going to give it one more star for being gentle on the skin. I have very sensitive skin and this never hurts my face. I dont feel any tightness after washing my face with this. ❤

5 stars you guys! Head on to Sephora and get yourself some and if I haven’t been convincing enough, get a sample and try it for yourself. I am going to leave a link to it here so you can check it out.


Thanks for reading guys! Have an awesome week!


How long has it been?

Oh good Lord.

I know I haven’t been on here for a while now coz I couldn’t remember my password. I had to get my password reset few minutes ago and here we are!

I hope everyone is doing great. I’m sorry I have been a horrible writer. 😦 I would love to update you with stuff from where I’ve left off but today might not be the best day to do it coz I am down with flu. Boo.

I guess this is my note saying that I am still alive and kicking BUT I’d also like to say that I will be back! I will try my very best to post at least once a week. Since this post will be up today, my next post shall be next week? Hehe.

I’m going to try and catch up with all the blogs that I’ve been following and hopefully get inspired to write again! Apologies again for being MIA.

Take care guys and have a great week.