E.X.H.A.U.S.T.E.D is the only word I can describe myself now. Giving my brain a short break from churning out the activities and questions for my worksheets then realized, I have not blog for quite some time.
Was trying to update my calendar and felt so upset. I think I should be happy with the packed schedule cos (PACKED = WORK = MONEY) but not so . I have been busy with workshops, lessons and tuition straight for six days a week. Sunday a rest day? Nah… Sunday is my enrichment day, for the kids. Picking and sending them to classes, grocery shopping and so on…. I am in dire need for time out. Getting out of the house, spending my afternoon lazing and doing things I like.
I think I am reaching the brim with no breaks straight for the past two months but gonna perservere on. Jia You! Jia You! However, this makes me all the more looking forward to the coming break in June, especially a getaway with my family. *Beaming*
These few weeks, I have been focusing on my personal care. With the stress and late nights, my skin started breaking out really badly. To make things worst, make-up was on almost every day. I presume the cleansing plays a part too.
Two weeks ago, received a mailer from Sephora that they are having a 20% off storewide for members. I have eyes on a few items and decided to grab them during this sale. Thanks to dear hub, given me a few hours off in the evening to shop.
The first item that I picked up was a Dior Addict Lip Glow. I love the natural shine on my lips. It is just a lip balm that enhances my lip color . Supposedly to react with the chemistry of my lips to create my unique special shade. I realized that as the day passed, I get different shades of pink on my lips.
Well, that’s not my lips so can’t see the change. This is the natural shade of the lippy.
I also bought my favorite concealer, the Clinque Airbrush Concealer. It was highly used by Lisa Eldridge in her make-up videos. Love this as compared to YSL Touche Eclat as this is less illuminated. I used to use Bobbi Brown’s Quick Corrector to cover my under eyes but often cakey after a while leaving more lines. This one is love.
Now the cleansing part. I highly suspect that I have not done a thorough cleaning on my face. Even after removing my make-up and cleanse with facial wash, I still see remains of my make-up on the cotton wool when I apply the toner. With the 20% off, I decided to purchase the Clarisonic Mia2. A lot of reviews mentioned the initial break outs when first use due to the purge. Seriously, I am already breaking out so ya… thus decided to take a risk. I must say this is amazing.
Just one week, my break outs started to ‘simmer’ down. My chin area used to have many comedones and they are slowly disappearing. Skin is definitely cleaner with no more make-up residue on the cotton wool when applying toner. I have also noticed that my skin looks clearer. My Naruko toner, moisturisers and Chanel serum seem to absorb faster than before. Though stated that it is fine to use twice a day, I only used it at night after removing my make-up. Days without make-ups, I will skip it.
Above were my major splurge. In addition to those, I also bought a Sephora lavender eyeliner. Wanted to try out different shades for summer.
As I walked towards the MRT station, I could never resist going into Chanel. My Chanel cosmetics and skincare collections are slowly building. Spotted the eyeliner in the above picture? I have dumped all my eyeliners after I found this, the Chanel Sylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner. I have very oily eyelids and so far all crayon eyeliners melt on my lids. This works fine for me but what I really love is the colour, a natural brown, Espresso. Unlike my black eyeliner, this colour blends in well. The texture is so smooth and easy to draw with.
Though busy, it is still important to take good care of myself. Retail therapy is one of them. Yea!