Friday, 19 December 2014

REVIEW: Luxe Box ZOOMER Winter Edition 2014 (VERY PICTURE HEAVY)

It's no secret that I am a huge fan of beauty boxes. If it was up to me, I would subscribe to every single beauty box available out there, from Canada to Timbuktu to the Himalayan mountains, if they do delivery, I would be their faithful subscriber. Alas, such dream remains a dream as my Chief Financial Officer aka hubby dearest would have banished me to the dog house, for good.

Luxe Box is my latest beauty box subscription and I have the beautiful Simera to thank/blame for this. She posted about her Winter Limited Edition Enchantress Luxe Box which offered a discount for her readers (read here) and needless to say, I fell for it hook, line and sinker. Doomed? Or maybe not.

Luxe Box is slightly different from all the other beauty boxes that I have tried. It's seasonal which means you only get 4 boxes a year. The amazing thing about it is you have the option to upgrade your normal box for a small fee. Cool, eh? What's even more cool was I subscribed for my Winter Box at a discounted price (thanks Simera!) and I was offered the opportunity to upgrade my normal box for free. Awefreakingsome!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

A Hairy Tale

While I would love nothing but to write up a whole post on body hair, I am seriously lacking in that department. Blessed according to many as I never have to shave or wax, I sometimes wish I am hairier than a gorilla so I can show off my thick, long, luscious eyelashes and eyebrows. So what if I walk around with legs hairier than my dad's, all that matters are beautiful eyelashes and eyebrows, no? Actually scratch that, I've my dad's genetic stream to thank for my lack of bodily hair....

All jokes aside, this post was inspired by my recent trip to the hair salon. I recently had my long overdue hair cut and the hairdresser kept asking me what shampoo am I using. She got really curious after it took her 4 attempts to clip my hair on top of my head because the hair clip kept sliding off. My hair is so healthy to the point it is waxy, her words not mine so I thought, hmm...maybe it's time for me to do a post on my hair care.

Aussie Moist shampoo and conditioner

Monday, 15 December 2014

REVIEW: The New Keurig 2.0 K300

It is no secret to anyone who knows me in real life that I love coffee. It's the second beverage that I drink every morning, with the first is always a glass of water. But not many know that I only started drinking coffee in my mid-late 20s. Before that, I couldn't stand coffee, not even the smell of it. So why, how, when did I start drinking the nectar of life (dramatic yes but on some mornings, coffee does fit that description)...well, when I started working as a Montessori teacher and trust me, having to deal with a bunch of two to five years old from 8.00am to 3.00pm, I needed to be alert.

Recently I decided to join Influenster, a community where we share, write reviews on products and the best part, you stand a chance to win a Voxbox. Voxbox is usually filled with full sized products sent to the lucky few who were chosen to receive for test and review purposes. And guess who got really lucky recently? Oh yea, this mama here.

I was one of the lucky 500 people who were chosen by Influenster to receive the latest Keurig 2.0 K300* for review. Hubby dearest obviously rolled his eyes at me because we now have two coffeemakers and his first sentence to me was "We're not foo-foo people who sit down and drink foo-foo coffees...."

Friday, 12 December 2014

REVIEW: Essence Long Lasting Lipsticks

Essence is a brand that has me extremely curious for the longest time. I have read countless beauty blogs that offered rave reviews on the brand and from what I gathered, the price point is much lower than NYX. It got me wondering if that is even possible? Can anything that cheap be that good?

I received these 2 lipsticks in my beauty swap with Amy (read here) and I was so happy to finally get the chance to try it. I did recently noticed Essence is available here in Shoppers, no idea why I didn't noticed it earlier but nevertheless, let's talk about this babies. And oh yes, they are good.

Left: Wear Berries! ; Right: Dare to Wear

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

REVIEW: The Body Shop Red Musk Perfume Oil

Oh yea baby, you read that right, this is review number 234567987659 on The Body Shop Red Musk that you will read/skip/roll-over-and-play-dead online.

"But Shireen, you said you suck-ass in describing scents!" I hear you chiming in unison. Well, get ready to read lots of repetitive words, descriptions and...well, you can see, I am already a little lost for words.

I do have to apologize beforehand that my pictures are a little dark no thanks to the recent horrible weather but without further ado, let's get down to business!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Tuna Pasta Salad

Hello Monday and Christmas is getting nearer, nearer and nearer, can you tell how excited I am about it? Actually I am just extremely impatient to know what hubby dearest got me this year. Last year he bought me a full set of Wayne Goss makeup brushes and it brought tears to my eyes. I have been longing for it ever since the set was launched and it was always sold out but somehow, I have no idea how, he managed to  get his hands on it as my Christmas gift. I won't even bother to try and lie about little tyke is all excited about Christmas cause he's going on his merry ways, crawling or in his case, dragging his body all over the house and has zero interest with the tree and all the gifts under it. He was curious about the tree and the pile of gifts for the first couple of days and now? Nope, nothing, don't care at all. So yes, Christmas this year is for mummy and daddy, we're worse than children.

Okay, I will stop my ramblings about Christmas and let's get to today's post. Oh yes, it's another recipe post but I promise you, this is an easy peesy one. How easy, you may ask? Well, so easy that hubby dearest who couldn't differentiate between a salt and a sugar can make it.

I will credit this post to Miriam who blogs at It's My Life, she posted a Tuna Salad recipe a couple of weeks ago and it inspired me to create this dish. Well, that and laziness.

Let's get cooking!

Friday, 5 December 2014

November Favourites

November favourites...N-O-V-E-M-B-E-R. Where on earth did the time go? I can't believe that we're already in the last month of 2014. It felt like only yesterday I was standing outside on the balcony of our apartment back in Malaysia looking at the fireworks celebrating the arrival of 2014.

Oh gwad...I feel old.

I have to apologize in advance because last month's favourites is a very short list but I do have a darn good reason for it. November was a very interesting month for me, I bought so many new products, both skincare and makeup (much to hubby dearest's horror) and I have been going absolutely bonkers testing as much as I could. Lucky for me, my skin is not sensitive so it's been taking all the abuse that I am putting it through without any breakouts. I originally wrote the term 'used and abused' but am I the only one whose mind instantly goes down South when I read/write/hear that term? It's like the start of a very bad porn movie. And yes, I can be quite naughty.

Anyhoot, I do promise December favourites will not only be about the turkey, potatoes and gravy but for now, let's take a peek into my November favourites.

My November favourites

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