My disappearance + GIVEAWAY!

Gosh guys.

It’s been really difficult to get into the groove of doing regular (don’t even talk about daily!!) updates again. It might not look like it from our lack of launches for the past month, but I’ve honestly so much to do and think about every day. It’s so weird how I managed to update so extensively last year and this year during CNY but now I cannot find as many pockets of free time during the day to do so, in between work and work and work and my brief hours of respite.

I miss talking to you guys. 😦

Whatever spare time I have after getting home at night, I spend it doing relaxing things like Netflix-ing or just reading mindless fiction.

Weekends are the usual, I spend them with ZL. πŸ’ No time to update but I still need my ZL-time. #priorities hahahaha.

It’s been long since I write about my weekend happenings. Maybe this weekend I’ll try to work on that!

So, here’s what’s new in my life!


I always change my hairstyle now and then but I usually keep my fringe longer than this. This time round, I’m really enjoying this fresh new look cause… It’s something new for me? Took a pair of scissors a few days back and snipped it off myself. I think I’m pretty decent at fringe-cuts. Haha.

2. I’m trying to cut caffeine out of my life.

Only a fellow die hard caffeine addict would understand my pain. I’m trying to take it slow though. Not taking coffee entirely gives me migraines (grrr) so I’m slowly cutting my intake nowadays.

Instead of full cups, I only allow myself to finish half!

Decided to make this lifestyle change because as much as I love coffee, I don’t want to be so dependent on it. And after reading up, I think not having caffeine in my body would help so much with my insomnia and anxiety.

Trying to take more chamomile and green tea instead!

Goodbye, my lover. Sobbles.

3. I’m finally going to start working out again!!!

I think part of the reason which contributed to my moodiness for the past weeks was also because I stopped working out due to some injuries. I rested for a couple of months, and tried going for a jog once I felt like I was better, but couldn’t even complete 200m because my left knee was hurting so bad. I was soooo upset you had no idea. 😒😒

That was when I realised I needed to spend some money and do something about it!

Went for a few tui na sessions at the TCM and I think my body is ready to start getting stronger again. πŸ’ͺ🏻

Not gonna do anything crazy for a start, will just be going for pilates or yoga!

True story!!!

4. I received the most gorgeous PR kit from Keds!!!

Already shared about these on IG but they’re so pretty I just wanna post the photos EVERYWHERE. Lol.

This is truly the most effortful PR box I’ve received. It’s a full acrylic box guys!! The details are just amazingggg. Idek how to describe but here lemme show you another photo.

Underneath the clear acrylic layer supporting the shoes, there’re this damn gorgeous 3D floral arrangement done in the style of the Rifle Paper Co prints. 😍😍 *DIESSSSSS

As you can see, I had luck with the sunlight on the day the package was delivered to me. πŸ˜‡

On that very same day, I wore these out. πŸ˜‚

Another day, another pair. This is my favourite of all!! The floral embroidery details are TDF.

(Some of you have very sharp eyes and asked me if this dress is upcoming. IT IS. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ MORE ON THAT TOMORROW!!)

I can’t bear to wear this out too much cause I don’t want it to get dirty!!! 😩

Another pair which I own from this collection.

Seriously guys, go check them out!

Already launched in The Social Foot stores, Tangs (Orchard and Vivocity), Robinson’s (Orchard and JEM)!!

5. NEW OBSESSION – Nesuto Cheesecake!!!! πŸ§€

Officially making this my new fav weekend hangout place so that I’ve more reasons to go nom on their cheesecake.

I’ve already visited this place twice over the span of 3 weeks.

Also told ZL that he has to get me this cheesecake for my birthday so that I can unabashedly have more than one slice a day. Hahaha. The best part is, they’re on Entertainer!!

#JoyceisEntertained woohoo it’s been long since I last used this hashtag okkkk!


6. Shedding some kgs

I think it’s due to my lack of exercise (that I’m losing mass) and general stress (can’t even finish my meals properly before getting distracted by work or thoughts of work), that I actually lost some weight over the past few months.

When friends see me, they always tell me that I look skinnier than before. I don’t have a weighing machine at home so I’m not sure how much weight I lost πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ, but my clothes have been feeling a tad looser on me.

Stress is definitely a bigger contributor I guess.

My mind is consumed with so many thoughts that I don’t have much desire to consume good food. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Not too worried about it cause I’m sure I’ll pile back the weight once work lightens (which is honestly I also dk when). Haha.

7. TTR try-on videos

Thought of adding something new to the usual TTR previews that I do on IG/blog so I started a new video series, whereby I try on every item in the collection and show you guys how the item wears on me!

I’m not the best at doing videos which is why I hardly do them in the first place. Haha. But surprisingly I’ve enjoyed doing the first round.

I’ve added them to highlights, categorised by weeks so that it’s easier for you guys to catch up even if you miss it for the first 24 hours!

You can see the highlight under my IG profile~


If you’ve made it till here, well done!! πŸ˜› I’m going to end this post with a giveaway for some Innisfree Vivid Creamy Tints from their newest launch!

My personal fav shades – #6, #7, #12

Love the vivid (true to it’s namesake) tint the product leaves on my lips! This one’s #4 I thinkkkk.

The Innisfree team very generously sent me all 12 shades but iz mad and I can’t finish using all even if I tried. So much love!! So I’ve decided to share the love here. If you’ve followed me over from Dayre, or even from my old Livejournal days, thank you for participating and being part of my life. This one’s for you guys. πŸ˜ŒπŸ™πŸ»

So these are the shades I’m giving away.

These shades are – #3, #5, #10, #11!

Unfortunately I can’t provide swatches because I would like to gift them away brand new and un-swatched for hygiene reasons. But I’m sure you can check them out on Innisfree IG or just Google. Haha.

To join the giveaway:

Leave me a comment below (with your name or dayre username if you’ve followed me over from Dayre), just say hi and let me know the colour which you would like to win!

I’ll be closing the giveaway this weekend 25 Mar. I think WordPress requires you to leave your email add before commenting, but anyone can comment! Even if you’ve no WP account! ☺️

93 thoughts on “My disappearance + GIVEAWAY!

  1. Hi! Like how your style of writing is easy to read and so natural it feels as though you are talking to me πŸ™‚ kudos. Would be happy if you can share shade #11 with me πŸ™‚


  2. hi joyce, i would love to win shade 11, thank you for organising this giveaway and glad to still have an avenue to read your ttr previews which i really look forward to every thursday on dayre πŸ™‚ have a great week aheadddd


  3. Hey Joyce!!! I really miss reading your posts + TTR previews on Dayre pls come back 😭 Btw would love to win #10 and I’m Angie (@angiraffes!!!) ☺️


  4. Hello Joyce! Have been following you since years ago, my dayre is hannahyuki. Would love to try shade 3πŸ™ˆβ€οΈ Love reading your updates!


  5. Hi Joyce, I’m leoleoleo on dayre πŸ™‚ My lippies are all mlbb so would love to win #11 and try out a bolder darker lip colour for a change!


  6. Hey joyce! Im not an active dayre poster but uses it to read posts like yours! Been a silent reader under the handle @ranchelll. Would love to win the shade 11 so breaking out of my shell and giving this a tryπŸ˜†


  7. I’m pamelateo from dayre! Never commented but always looked forward to your Thursday previews (though my wallet didn’t, haha)


  8. Hi Joyce, so great to see u again here in WP! Been following you for years. Would love to win shade#11! Thanks for the giveaway 😘 . (My ig: jiun_t)


  9. Hellloooo!! I’m steffy and I would love to win shade #10! I don’t have Dayre 😦 but my insta is @thevampireweekend


  10. Hello Joyce!!
    I was rejoicing when you’ve decided to continue to blog and share with us your thoughts and daily life small little comments and conversations! So glad !!!! Oh and after some struggles and debate with a friend i too decided the white πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but then everytime when i see the blue tempted again!! #fashionstruggles 🀣 . I think im still not very helpful in choosing which to keep hahahahaha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.
    I went over to look at the vivid creamy tints and the colours are gorgeous! 😍 would love to win #10 if i could! 🌈😍 Thanks for being so generous!!! It would be a huge struggle for me to decide what to keep too! 🀣
    Thanks again for continuing this blog space! πŸ’•πŸŒˆ
    PS my dayre user: agnesaimi


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