HELL WEEK IS ALMOST OVER!
We're unpacking boxes after boxes every day and I estimate that we should be largely done after today. Hehe. 🤗
The office is looking awesome, can't wait to share more with you all once it's fully up and running!
This week got me feeling like I'm back in school once more.
It's like the first week of school where everything is so new and unfamiliar. New kids on the block exploring the new food options, trying to figure out what's the best route to office, which lift is the nearest to our unit. All that without the first week jitters. Which is good I guess. ☺️☺️☺️
Can't wait to start inviting friends to the new space!
The only part of our office which is in a photographable state currently – the room which @jongsy and I share!
I think we'll be moving the furniture around some more but this will roughly be the layout.
I LOVE HOW THE LIGHT COMES IN. 😍😍😍 Other than the size, this was the reason why I decided on this unit. I can't deal if my office has zero natural light.
It can get a little glaring when evening comes around but thank goodness the blinds came installed.
And yaaaas of course I brought my favourite couch over from the old office!
It's the perfect corner for chilling. I intend to set up a "lifestyle corner" in the office after everything else falls into place and this is part of it. Can't wait to do up the pantry as well.
Really happy about our shift into this new office. 💕 Everything turned out looking like how I visualised them to be!
And as for the Sephora sale which I was initially extremely psyched about…
I decided to NOT get anything.
I definitely have things which I would like to buy (LOL understatement of the century) but I also feel like I have many nice things as it is. And I'm not doing all of them justice.
So unless it's a need and not a want… I'm steering clear of the sale this year!
Let's see how long my resolve lasts. Hahahaha. But I will try. Really.
Received two hugeass bouquets at the office from my florist friends.
You can find them @bloomen.co on Instagram, their works are really gorgeous and I already have several friends getting their bridal bouquets done with them!
Gonna be photographing these lovelies today for a Mother's Day giveaway on #TTR. ☺️
I especially love the dusty pink roses! My friends import their flowers fresh from Holland and I love how exotic they are. 😍
Stay tuned to find out how you can win your mum some flowers this Mother's Day. Will share more!!
Decided to do up an April's Favs today – for both outfits and beauty items!
Vern Mesh Spag Top is def one of my favourites this month… Now on backorderz. ✌🏻
Faye Maxi Dress in Terracotta. Also on backorder!
Leona Wrap Front Skirt. Loving the cut, the mini pleats and the slit! So obviously it made it to my favourites. 😂😂
And my last favourite outfit of the month – Brooke Slouchy Shirt!
No surprises there. Hehe.
☺️☺️ I'm a sucker for white shirts!!
Btw… I made a silly mistake previously. Hahahaha. This design is NOT the Brooke. It's a design which is really similar. But we did remake Brooke in solid colours and the entire batch just arrived. 🌚 LOL. When we realised, the damage is done so the name stuck.
The Real Brooke Slouchy Shirt will be launched in a couple of weeks. 😂
This month of April, I discovered the Garden Tea teabags from The 1872 Clipper Tea Co!
I prefer drinking tea over coffee at office because I don't like having coffee breath when I talk to people. So I make sure to always have several tea choices available at the office. And this particular one is my fav this month.
It's pure Ceylon tea leaves mixed with natural rose petals and it smells heavenly. I love rose anything.
Pretty pricey tho – $14 for 24 sachets!
And here are my beauty favs of the month! ✌🏻✨
✨ Veet Sensitive Touch Beauty Trimmer
I was actually pretty surprised that this made it to my favs list!
Veet sent me this product a couple of months back but then I never really got to test it out because I kept forgetting to bring it home from the office.
It's a multifunctional shaver and comes with interchangeable shaver heads for hair at different parts.
The best thing about this is, you don't have to worry about getting cut by any blades because of the design of this shaver.
I'm damn impressed with this because I never ever dared to use shavers on body parts which are more sensitive like the bikini line.
The blades are designed to never touch the skin but yet it does such a good job at removing hair thoroughly! Never used to shave my arms and legs but now I do it because it's such a breeze with this shaver.
I tried this on my eyebrows with the smaller trimmer head and it's pretty easy to use as well.
Comes with a little brush to clean the shaver heads, a pouch to keep all the attachments and comb heads. It's battery operated. No need to charge. 🎉
Not paid to write about this product so I'm really only sharing because I love it. Would totally pay for this from my own pocket if I had to!
It's a newly launched product but you can get it from Watson's and Guardian. I've seen it being placed at prominent places when I walked past them.
✨ #Mamonde Rose Water Toner
I've no idea why it took me so long to write about this because I've already been through one bottle. This is my second bottle already!
I really like the rose scent. It smells very calming to me and I like that this feels pleasant and gentle on the skin when I use it as a toner.
I also fill a small spray bottle with this and carry it with me on-the-go as a facial mist!
✨ #Lush Fresh Face Mask in Love Lettuce
Not my first time trying out Lush products but the first time I tried their skincare products!
Really like that their skincare are made with fresh and natural ingredients. That means that the expiry date usually comes pretty quick (about month for most of their Fresh Face Masks) tho. It's not a huge tub la… You would most definitely be able to finish it if you use it maybe twice a week?
I like the gritty texture of this mask from the almond shells – it exfoliates really well! Comes with lavender scent. Not for everyone but I like it!
My face looks radiant and glowy after I wash this off, as promised.
As with most Fresh Face Masks, this needs to be kept in the fridge. I love coming home and winding down with a cold mask slapped on my mask. ☺️
Can't wait to try out other Lush face masks!
✨ Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay
Shared about this in my work trip haul post here – @joycesayshello:21042017 and I've used it twice since.
THIS IS THE BEST CLAY MASK I'VE EVER TRIED GUYS. Like everRRRRR.
After washing off, my face immediately becomes twice as soft and I can feel that my pores are cleaned out quite well. The results are really amazing! The retexturizing magic is real. 😍✨
My favourite type of masks are clay masks because they always make my face feel super clean after using. This is my favourite by far!
I only have this in the travel sized tub but I'm def gonna be getting the full sized once this is used up. And I don't think it's gonna take long.
My favourite thing about the mask is that… It's BABY PINK UGHH SO PRETTY LA. 💕
I have the active charcoal one but it's not nearly as awesome!
✨ #EtudeHouse Eyeshadow Palette
This Etude House eyeshadow palette which I got from my work trip (in the same post as the one I linked above!) also made it to my favourites.
Really like the fact that it's build-able and not overly pigmented at the first swipe. I mean, pigmented shadows are always good but I feel like this kind allows for more "mistakes". Good for beginners!
Realise that I didn't do any swatches for the shadows previously so here goes! I think the lighting in this photo sucks.. The shimmery shades don't show up at all. But in real life they're lovely, I swear.
The colours are also right up my alley currently. Recommend this palette because you can totally do an entire look with these 4 colours and I would wear all of the colours! 😌💕
✨ #Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Soft Brown
It's a creamy brow product which is supposedly smudge-proof and waterproof. Not sure about that because I've yet to put it to the test but I'm wearing this daily now and at the end of the day, my brows still look as good as at the start of the day.
It's really easy to get nicely defined brows with this! The first time I used it, I was a bit heavy handed and I didn't like that my brows looked too dark. Practice makes perfect when it comes to this! ☺️
This was my first attempt using the Dipbrow. Lolol. Eyebrow game strong. 😂
Second attempt ended with brows which look more natural! Me likey. 😍
Oh yes, I used the Etude House eyeshadows for this look!
✨ #Innisfree Real Fit Lipstick in 20 (the name is in Chinese cause I got it on my work trip lol but I think the number should be universal??)
I used to only own Innisfree lip tints (and loved them!!) so I decided to grab this lippie since it's totally my kinda colour. Heh.
The formula is creamy but not too heavy, and it's super moisturising! I barely feel like I'm applying anything on the lips when I use this. Lasting power's pretty great too!
It's a warm shade of terracotta.. Not too intense, just the way I like it! My lips still feel like lips and the lipstick doesn't make the lines on my lips look obvious at all. ☺️
✨ #YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in 407 Carmin Session
Using this almost every single day ever since I got it! I either use it on it's own, or layer it over whichever lip colour I'm wearing for the day.
Hands down the best lip stain/tint I've owned and I can totally understand the hype about this formula and colour!
I can see super tiny flecks of glitter but they don't show up on the lips at all so that's fine. What I like about this is that they make my lips look so watery and juicy (errr sounds weird LOL but idk what other word to use).
The colour is pigmented enough for you to use it on it's own, but at the same time it feels super comfortable on the lips. Not tacky whatsoever!
On the lips, without layering it over other lip colours!
Honestly I was a lil apprehensive because such pinks don't look good on me sometimes. But this is okay! 🎉✌🏻
This month, I'm also loving these Keds X Kate Spade polka dot sneakers! 🎉🎉🎉
Picked out a matching pair for Jo for Sibling's Day. We've yet to wear them out together but we will soon!!
And my favourite moment of April.
Shifting out of our old offices…
And into a new office! 🎉💕✌🏻
Looking through my camera roll made me realise how crazy April was.. We shifted out of Citylink at the start of the month, then started renovations for the new unit, started packing up everything at the old units, flew off for work trip, came back and moved into the new unit, and having our usual launches on top of everything else.
May the month of May be a restful one. Lol. Have the best weekend, all you beautiful souls!