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The ‘Use-it-up’ Project (26) – December Edition

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Merry Christmas everyone!

Decided to do my last ‘Use-it-up’ post early. Took leave for the next 2 days so I will be enjoying a 5 day break from work! Super excited for it, just to spend some time at home and rest as well as with friends and family.


1)  Eyelash Glue  

why did I buy it? This is my second tube and it’s by far the best eyelash glue I’ve used!

first impressions? still very much in love with this product, easy to remove but able to stay on for the whole day.

upon finishing? already on my third tube and have gotten T to buy another 3 tubes for me during his recent trip to China. Can’t seem to locate this in SG’s Watsons!

2) L’occitane – Rose Jardin Delice Hand Cream Gel

why did I buy it? got this as a birthday gift couple years back.

first impressions? is not the typical rose scent but because of the gel nature, it absorbs into the skin really easily.

upon finishing? I barely got through half but I feel like the texture and scent has changed. Not sure if it’s because I haven’t used it for too long or because of the fact that it was in the car. Never had a problem leaving other hand creams in my car though! Finding L’occitane products a bit hit and miss for me =.=

3) Steam Cream   

why did I buy it? the packaging is so cute! and because I have used Steamcream before and I really love it.

first impressions? still loving it because it has a rather pleasant and mild scent, very moisturizing as well.

upon finishing? Will definitely repurchase it whenever I spot cute tin designs. In fact, I have two new ones in my stash now haha 😉

4) The Body Shop – Passion Fruit Body Scrub   

why did I buy it? this is my second tub, I just love the scent of this product.

first impressions? it leaves my skin very smooth, and yummy smelling.

upon finishing? Would definitely repurchase this if there is a sale at The Body Shop and if I am running low on body scrubs. This scrub is a little abrasive though, so I wouldn’t recommend it to people with very sensitive skin.

5) M.A.C – Brush Cleanser   

why did I buy it? I really wanted to get something that’s made specially for cleaning brushes, because I have been using just a gentle shower gel.

first impressions? it does cleanses my brushes rather well but I was afraid that I would finish it up rather quickly.

upon finishing? So I didn’t finish this up as fast as I thought I would! Which is a nice surprise, might repurchase this in future but I am sticking to Daiso’s one right now since it is so cheap and seems to get the job done soon.

6) The Body Shop – Cranberry Joy Shower Gel    

why did I buy it? I buy this every Nov/Dec because this is one of their Christmas scents and I love it so much.

first impressions? just a normal shower gel, but I do really enjoy the scent so much that I don’t use it everyday which is why my bottle can last for a whole year hahaha.

upon finishing? not getting it this year because I have a ridiculous number of shower gels to finish, but will get it again next Christmas! Till now, I will just use their lip balm to remind me of the scent.


2013 is almost over, last couple of months have been sort of a roller coaster for me and I don’t expect things to get better but I pray that I will be able to find the strength to cope.


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December 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Maldives – Day 4 and 5

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This is going to be my last post about the Maldives, but definitely not the last time I am going to think about this lovely place!

Here’s a photo of 5 jellyfishes, can you spot them? They were aplenty at our end of the island so we couldn’t really snorkel there despite staying in a water bungalow T_T


And off we went for dinner after another ‘tiring’ day of snorkeling and hanging by the beach! :p

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That’s literally how I am whenever I walk from our villa to the island. Always looking out for sea creatures! 


And ta-dah! Here’s our resident shark. Saw it everyday. 

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Last photo of T on the next day when we were departing. I wasn’t in the mood for photos because I didn’t have any makeup on and I was too depressed by the fact that my holiday has ended!


Although it is really very tempting to go back there again since it was really a wonderful time spent, but I want to check out other islands in future as well for example Palawan, Fiji, Bora Bora etc! 

Now I just need money to drop from the sky.

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December 19, 2013 at 10:40 PM

The ‘Use-it-up’ Project (25) – November Edition

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No photo of my used products this month because I screwed up! Deleted the copy on my phone because I thought I had already transferred it on my computer but no! And I had already threw away my products zzz.

1) Suave – Dry Shampoo  

why did I buy it? one of another Youtube enabled buy 😉

first impressions? smell is a little too strong but it leave my hair cleaner.

upon finishing? after using it for a few times I don’t really like it since by the end of the day I feel like my hair gets very heavy and the smell just……I just don’t like it. There’s still like a quarter left but I am going to throw this away since it’s so cheap anyway.

2) Batiste – Dry Shampoo in Original   

why did I buy it? another dry shampoo that I wanted to try because of Youtube!

first impressions? this smells so much better than the Suave’s.

upon finishing? again, I have not finished this but it’s because I brought this along during one of my trips and it leaked -.- Still I have already repurchased this since I really do enjoy using it. Got the small bottle since I only used dry shampoo a few times a month.

3) The Face Shop – Top and Base Coat   

why did I buy it? because I am always getting top and base coats, I don’t even know why. Like 50% of the time I buy nail polishes, I buy either a base or top coat -_-

first impressions? just an average top and base coat, the top coats takes some time to dry completely though.

upon finishing? didn’t finish this because they are kind of drying out already, and since they are so average and cheap I decided to throw them out.

4) Muji – Oil Blotting Sheets   

why did I buy it? was at Muji getting some organizational items and I decide to pick this up to give it a try.

first impressions? it doesn’t absorb oil as well as I thought I would and I have to use 2-3 sheets depending on when I blot and what base products I am using on that day.

upon finishing? Definitely won’t be purchasing this again as my Clean and Clear blotting sheets work better and smells awesome too.

5) Crabtree & Evelyn – Rosewater Body Cream   

why did I buy it? because I love rose scented products and was having a 20% off. Think I got this last year around this time? Stayed away from their 20% off this year though 🙂

first impressions? I was actually dreading using this because I didn’t really like their rosewater scented hand cream but this actually smells pretty amazing!

upon finishing? it moisturizes really well and smells heavenly too, so will definitely give other Crabtree & Evelyn products even if I don’t get the exact same product.


I love December ever since rainy days don’t get me as down as before. So many things to prepare and look forward to in 2014.

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December 3, 2013 at 4:56 PM