Vacation Proposal Numero Uno!

Adam and I try to go back to Malaysia once a year but unfortunately that won’t be happening this year as we have other plans that required money! LOL. So we have to put that plan off this year and go next year instead.

I usually leave several weeks before him because obviously I have the time and he doesn’t. And since every time we go back he will use up his vacation days, I try to plan for a trip to somewhere else aside from my hometown. We went to Kuching (where me met!), Kota Kinabalu (with my friends), Kuala Lumpur (for work) and Hong Kong (we had a long layover it was so fun!) just last year!

I am still looking for air flight tickets that will allow us to have a long layover on our way back to the States so we could do what we did in Hong Kong last year. I am thinking of Japan this time. We shall see.

So anyways back to the topic. I have three different places that I’d like to visit next year and we’ll talk about that in this post. The location is- CAMBODIA! 

Well this is actually A’s idea.

I have seen a few movies regarding Cambodia and would like to visit Angkor Watt and obviously Phnom Penh. I know I would be so sad when I visit the Killing Fields. Sigh.

I’ve looked around for hotels and they are not too bad. Obviously not as expensive as in California. LOL. We might stay for a week here in Cambodia if we go because I dont want us to rush on our vacation. Duh! That is the worst thing.

Has anyone been to Cambodia before? I know I can read them up from Google searches, Lonely Planet and obviously Trip Advisor but nothing beats personal experiences.

 

 

Handbag Wishlist 2017

Hello guys!

I don’t have any ideas on what to write so let’s daydream and enjoy my handbag wishlist! I need to be good this year because I totally went overboard with my bag purchases last year. This year I have promised A that I would only buy one hand bag! Gaaaaaa!!

My preference when it comes to handbags is I like them to have many styles as possible (can be crossbody, can be held top handle etc). Most of my bags have these features and they make me feel like I have multiple bags because of these purposes. Of course I wish to have all the beautiful handbags in the world but in my world, it is not realistic because I dont go out as much and I would hate to have my bags sitting on the shelf collecting dust. Already doing that so I am guilty as charged.

I am by no mean, rich. A spoils me by buying me some designer handbags over the years because he appreciates what I do at home. I try to find good deals when I can (like the secondary market or sale) because I hate to be in heavy debt because of handbags. So shallow kan? So here you go guys. These are the handbags that made it to my list this year. I may get one of them. I may not get any but it’s been fun looking around and making this list. I may consider doing this every year to see if my style and taste change. We’ll see.

1- Chanel Classic Handbag

Like how can one start a handbag wish list without listing a Chanel is beyond me! I have no Chanel as of yet but I would love to have one in my collection! It is just so classic and beautiful. I’ve touched it you guys! THRICE! HAHA! One’s at the store, second is a friend’s and one belongs to my cousin. I would like to have one in black of course!

I know it is impossible for me to buy this brand new from the store because of the ridiculous price so I might get it (hopefully) from a secondary market. Hopefully I will get lucky to get one at an awesome price and great condition. #PleaseMakeOneOfTheRichGirlsBeBrokeSheNeedsToSellHerChanels

2- Saint Laurent Classic Collège Monogram Saint Laurent

Gaaaaaaa! I’ve known YSL as a brand for while but I have never considered their handbags before until I saw them at Barney’s New York store in San Francisco last year! Oh my! What a beauty!

3- Louis Vuitton Capucines PM

You guys! This bag is just so elegant. So beautiful. I love the gold against the black! If I was a professional career woman, I could see myself rocking this!

4- Louis Vuitton Petit Noé

I have always loved a bucket bag but I never had one! Would be cool to have one in my collection.

Alright guys. I shall leave you guys here as it is getting harder to pick which bag should be on the list! (And I’m drooling!! Can I blame you guys if I accidentally place an order tonight??). Please let me know if you have any handbag wishlist like me because I would love to know what’s in yours!

Take care.

 

The Eyeliner Showdown

Hey guys.

I have no talent or skills when it comes to make up so I only have four things that I use on a daily basis. And they are all very important to me. So please dont ask me to pick which one I couldn’t live without. Haha!

Oh if you were curious of the three things that I use on a daily basis, they are: eye brow definer, tinted moisturizer, liquid lipstick and eyeliner. And today we are going to talk about the eyeliners!

I am always on the hunt for an awesome eyeliner especially from the price point and how long it will last.

These are the eyeliners I have been using lately. Mind you, I wear them to the gym as well so that’s about 1.5 – 2 hours of sweating. Here you go!

1- Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner 

Woah!! That’s a mouthful. Haha! And as I was typing it, I was wondering if this was a crayon or a gel eyeliner. Sorry, I ain’t a makeup expert. But I know they are gel, crayon and liquid eyeliners right? Maybe this Marc Jacobs’s eyeliner is both? Like 2 in 1?

To be honest, I got this as a birthday gift from Sephora Birthday gift last year and guess what? I freakin love this! This lasts the whole day you guys! Yes, even when i go to the gym and get on the Stairmaster for 50 minutes! This wont budge until you clean your face! You can check the product out here : Marc Jacobs

It has 3 different finishes and a lot of colours to choose from too! This is my ultimate favourite and thanks to Sephora’s awesome birthday gift, I have discovered this! If you haven’t done so, please enroll in Sephora’s Beauty Rewards and you get to collect awesome birthday gift!

Verdict: I highly recommend this! 🙂

2- Chanel Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer

Okay I purchased this about a year of two ago so I dont remember where I got it from. Most probably in Neiman Marcus in St Louis. Sadly guys, I paid the most for this and it’s kind of a let down. I know everyone’s eyelids are different and mine can be oily and this doesnt sit well at all on my eyelids. It can get everywhere and fades very quickly too. You can check the product here: Chanel

It comes with a sharpener (perhaps that’s why it’s expensive. You get a Chanel sharpener LOL) and oh, at the end of the crayon there’s a smudge tip applicator.

Verdict: I do not recommend this. 😦

3- Urban Decay Perversion All Nighter Eyeliner

I can’t find this on the website you guys! It must have been an old style because I bought this from Nordstrom Rack. Funny, my left eyelid still had the eyeliner but it’s a mess on my right eyelid. So I don’t know how to feel about this. It’s the least priced amongst all three but what I dont like about it is it’s a retractable version. I prefer the ones that you can sharpen. Sorry I couldn’t find any link to this online. Not even on Nordstrom Rack website. Boo.

Verdict: I do not recommend this. 😦

So there you go guys! I might be a bit harsh with the verdicts but hey, I only have a few items that I can judge for my lack of skills and knowledge when it comes to makeup. I hope this post will help you to decide on which high end eyeliner to get next time because I know the pain of trying make up stuff and they don’t work as good as you’d like them to.

Thanks for reading you guys and if you have any favourite eyeliner that you think I should try, comment below and let me know!

Take care.

 

Teavana Haul

Hi, I am back!

And I have sad news to tell you.

I HAVE TO QUIT COFFEE.

Sobs.

I was not well for few days past several weeks and as most of my family and friends know, I have severe gastric and acid reflux problem.

I know coffee is horrible for me. Like I can feel my tummy churn when I drink it but I just waved it off. Until I thought I was going to burp but I actually vomited.

Euw. .

It happened a couple times a day for 3 days and I got so fed up and finally admitted it’s the coffee that made me sick.

Let me tell you, my days without coffee were horrible. I had to take naps and I dont like it at all. So A and I turned to Teavana to test out their tea and we got hooked on them. 🙂

We bought three different types of tea, several tea tins and also an infuser mug for me. 🙂

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The tins are so cute aren’t they? But the best part is they were all on sale. So instead of paying full price for all the tins and mugs, we got them at a great discount. 30-50%.

The ones with the hearts were from their Valentine’s Day collection so they were both 50% off and I only had to pay about 20$ for both. The original price for the infuser mug alone is 24.95$. 🙂

Here’s a close up to my infuser mug with my loose tea in it.

 

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And these are the three types of tea that we picked up:

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Rev Up and Strawberry Slender have strong caffeine level compared to the Winterberry and A and I plan to drink those in the morning. I dont usually take a lot of sugar in my diet (now that I have to stop coffee, no more coffee creamer for me boo) so I love my tea to be fruity.

Here are some descriptions of the teas from Teavana website:

WINTERBERRY (Price: 9.98$ per 2 oz)

Tasting note:

Sweet strawberry with delicate yet zingy pink grapefruit and citrus lemon balanced with hibiscus.

Ingredients:

Apple pieces, hibiscus flowers, rose hip peels, lemongrass, orange peel, strawberry pieces, Xue Long green tea, orange slices, natural flavor, marigold petals, apple pieces (apple, citric acid), citric acid.

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REV UP WELLNESS TEA (Price: 12.50$ per 2 oz)

Tasting notes:
Mango, with flavors of peach & apricot balanced with a blend of muscatel Darjeeling black tea, floral jasmine green & high quality Chinese oolong.
Ingredients:

Black tea, oolong tea, apple pieces, green tea, candied mango pieces (mango, sugar, citric acid), natural flavor, mango chips (mango, rice flour), mango pieces, passion fruit pieces (passion fruit juice puree, banana puree), marigold petals.

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STRAWBERRY SLENDER PU-ERH TEA (PRICE: 5.58$ per 2oz)

Tasting notes:

Full bodied infusion of bold pu-erh and sweet strawberry undertones.

Ingredients:

Pu-erh black tea, strawberry pieces, artificial flavoring. <— I just saw that they have artificial flavoring for this loose tea. Have I known it, I wouldn’t buy it. I was just assuming that all Teavana teas were all natural. 

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So there we go. I’m so glad I went through the ingredients with you because I just realized that they have artificial flavoring too in their tea. Meh. But that’s okay, I suppose. Adam can take it to work LOL.

To be honest, my most favourite tea is the Winterberry. It smells soooooo nice, so fruity and it tastes great as well! It’s such a treat each time I drink it.

One last thing guys, since Starbucks has acquired Teavana, you can also pay for your Teavana purchases using your Starbucks card and rack up stars! Go check out your local Teavana stores for some tea (they always have tea for samples yay!) and tell me which is your favorite!

Thanks for reading guys. Have a wonderful the rest of your week!

Much love.