Saturday, 24 January 2015

Quick Life Update

Hello World! It's been a good few weeks since I wrote anything here. First thing first, sorry about that!

So, where have we been? We packed all of our belongings, more precisely our lives in London all the way to Hong Kong last week. 

Since Mr Holiday is still developing his career in HK so we have no choice but to follow. Hopefully we are more settled down in the next few years before another big move, who knows!

Since we came back, it's been unpacking and trying to get baby Lear's biological clock reset again, namely the horrible baby jetlag! I can report back that with much help from fellow mommy friends, Lear is back on some form of routine, he's started to sleep through the night in the past 2 nights so I'm hoping he's recovering and learnt day and night again! 

Highlight of the week was Mr Holiday and I brought baby Lear to his first playgroup. It's a fantastic one, mainly attended by the expat community in HK, was glad to hear a few familiar accents! 

Meanwhile we are just taking our times to settle down so when we have done so, normal beauty postings will be resumed!

Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, 31 December 2014


Happy New Year! May 2015 bring you lots of happiness and a successful year!

Looking forward to sharing more with you all in the coming year!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014


I am quite a lip balm kind of gal, simply because of my dry lips situation.

Recently I have tried a few more and I wanted to share with you my thoughts on each of them.

When the Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Solid Oil Lip Balm came to the market, I was rather excited and was intrigued by the argan oil part, also it's been reinforced by Fleur de Force so that's put a 'confidence stamp' on this product, why wouldn't I try it?  The cheapest of all that came at £4, I wouldn't differentiate this from the good old vaseline.  The scent is a florally sweet flavour which is quite refreshing rather than an intense sweetness, but the product sits on the surface of the lips rather than 'penetrates' and gives the lips proper moisture.  The product isn't very lasting either so I'm needed to top it up quite often which can be a bit of a pain.  If you are looking for a purse friendly mediocre lip balm, this one works just fine but wouldn't transform any chapped lips situations.

Next up is by lanolips - Lemonaid Lip Aid with Lemon Oil (£9.18), a waste not want not product given by my sister @forksandbrushes.   She didn't quite get on with it so I wasn't expecting high when I tried it.  But, I loved it.  I think that the texture of it is just right, it doesn't just sit on the surface of my lips it offers a lip-mask effect.  I like to apply this quite thick on my lips just before I go to bed, in the morning when I wake up; I can definitely feel and see a difference on my lips.  It worked really well especially when I was experiencing extremely chapped lips whilst I was pregnant.

The Rose Salve (£8.5) by C.O. Bigelow is a cult beauty product which I have always wanted to try.  I got this from my Beauty Advent Calendar by Liberty London.  Its rose scent is delicious and very fresh.  However it does feel like putting on vaseline, although it works slightly better in the giving and locking moisturisation department.  I think that if you don't mind spending a little bit more on a 'high end' version of a vaseline then do give this a go.....

The final lip balm I wanted to talk about is probably the most expensive lip balm I have ever tried.  The Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm (£32), which I got also from the Beauty Advent Calendar by Liberty London.  It's got a very thick texture, definitely not for everyday use or use before applying colour lip products.  This is more for an overnight lip treatment use.  It does work quite well as when I wake up the next morning, it seems to have smoothened out some of the really dry bits on my lips.  It also gives the lips a minty/ cooling sensation which feels really nice on the lips.  Would I pay for £32 to repurchase?  I probably wouldn't as it really is a bit dear to buy such lip balm but perhaps if you know someone who loves a bit of a high end product who also has dry lips, this is perhaps the perfect gift!

What other lip balms have you tried?  Have you tried any of these before?

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Blogmas Day 25: Merry Xmas!

Merry Xmas everybody!

I'm so excited to share with you my last beauty gift revealed from the Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar! 

It's a diptyque candle! Wow I have always wanted one but they are a bit pricey for me so this is a perfect ending to this blogmas!

Thank you everyone for your support to my blogmas this year!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Blogmas Day 24: Christmas Eve

Day 24 Beauty Advent Calendar

Only 1 more sleep away from Christmas! Time does fly by so quickly

On the 24th day of December, I woke up to learn that a molecule 01 by escentric molecule perfume was hidden in my Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar. I love this perfume, I'm not gonna lie but I already own one myself but I'm more than half way through it and have seriously thought about repurchasing. Now that I have a brand new one I won't need to!

I love this perfume because of its uniqueness of it adjusting to individual's body temperature to generate a scent. This makes the scent completely different to everyone's. 

I'm so excited about this and cannot wait to open my Christmas Day's gift!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Blogmas Day 23

Day 23 Beauty Advent Calendar

I literally stopped breathing for a second when I saw this as I opened today's drawer. 

I mean who wouldn't want something by Eve Lom? I've always, always wanted to use EL's facial cleanser again. I used this when I was in my early 20s but I found it a little too heavy for my skin at the time. Things have changed and my skin loves cleansing balm.  She's the queen of cleansing balm and now I blog about beauty, it's the perfect time to reconnect with it!

Today I'm one very happy girl!

Monday, 22 December 2014

Blogmas Day 22

Day 22 of Beauty Advent Calendar

A body lotion by Kai, is what I found in drawer number 22 today. I must say I'm not the most excited girl for what I saw as I'm not the biggest fan of receiving body lotion although I need it the most as my skin does get pretty dry during winter times. However, because it's chosen by Liberty to include in the beauty advent calendar, it might be one too good to miss!