Sunday, June 30, 2013

Back to Clear Skies!

I  feel blessed to come back to relatively clear skies.

Once again, I can breathe deeply without fear of choking on the haze.

I can sleep my windows open to the cool night air again. Beauty sleep in peace!

Musings aside, I am in the process of reviewing some lotions and masks, so see you back soon, my beauties!

The Belle is back!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Escape from the Haze!

The haze has been a topic of concern recently, and the Belle has been affected as well.

 I have been suffering from a sore throat and headache the past few days. Not fun at all. I have been using the normal surgical masks when I am out. Looks like I should seriously consider getting the N95 masks just in case, since the haze may continue for a further few weeks.

Luckily, we are escaping traveling overseas for another short trip to celebrate my boy's birthday, so hopefully, the the effects of the haze at our destination will not reach us there. (Or at least be greatly reduced)

Meanwhile, I am working on some reviews. Testing in progress so that I can give my final verdict. The Belle is committed to giving the products a fair chance to work before reviewing.

I know I haven't been exactly regular with updating. This will pass, I promise, when things get settled down for me. Meanwhile, keep the comments coming in!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Review: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye Roll-On

The late nights have been taking their toll on my panda eyes, and the recent haze further exacerbated the situation. Eyes watering, I reached for trusted brand,  Neutrogena. Did it work? Let us see!
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye Roll-On 

(Pardon the dust in the background!I blame it on the haze...)

-Extremely cooling and refreshing.
-Reduces swelling and puffiness in sensitive eyes
-Dry lines reduced in the under eye area after about a week's use.
-Make up goes on more smoothly after use.
-Absorbs quickly with some tapping

-Did little for dark eye rings-impact was minimal

Repurchase is only a maybe. Perhaps I am asking for too much. (cue melodramatic sigh: holy grail, oh holy grail, wherefore art thou?) Putting my personal conditions aside, it does function as a pretty good hydrating product and a refreshing pick me up in the am and pm.

More reviews coming up, so watch this space!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Coming Soon!

I do apologise for not updating these few days.

I have been extremely overwhelmed with decisions these few days. But I have not forgotten this blog, dear reader.

I am coming up with a series of skincare product reviews for you, so please do be patient and bear with me for a while.

Long day ahead for me tomorrow, so my post will have to be short. But I promise to post again soon!

Please do watch this space, dear beauties!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Holiday-From Sunset to Sunrise

The gorgeous Malaysian scenery as I was travelling by train-pictures speak louder than words...

From going during sunset...

To coming back during sunrise...

 The road travelled during this holiday was not always smooth...

  But it was gorgeous, and worth it. Every minute. 

At first, I thought that there would be nothing much to see, since I had traveled this way to KL many times before as it was the cheapest and most economical way. But I was wrong this time.

I always thought traveling by train was torturous.  I could never sleep well but had to watch in envy as my fellow passengers snored on (and I woke up with every little noise on the train) This time round, I stayed fully awake during both ways back and forth, and was awestruck by the beautiful Malaysian scenery that I had never noticed it before the previous times I traveled by train.

Thus concludes by Malaysia trip. I shall not bore you with the details of what I ate (The Chinese stir fry, or 'tze char' , and the seafood, and the wanton noodles, and the desserts...... cheap and so good...) or the giant candy ball machine at Berjaya Times Square at which my boy squealed in delight. Or, the beautiful value for money hotel room we stayed in. Or...haha... I am rattling on, aren't I?

Time for me to hit the pillows and dream about my next trip. Take care, and see you back soon, my beauties!

(**I know you can see the reflection of my camera in some of the pictures. I left the photos intentionally unedited. Enjoy!)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Blessed, Happy Lunch!

I was feeling a little vexed over some things today, but was reminded of the delicious lunch I had today, which made me really happy in the afternoon...

Fried beehoon, crispy fried chicken crunchy cabbage and savoury, spicy brinjal. Yum!

Sinful, yet so...Yummy. Need I say more? (There go my diet plans for the day....haha..but so worth it!)

Count your blessings, and all the little irritations in life may seem minute in comparison. You'll be a lot happier. A happy person is a beautiful person!

What has made you happy today? Do share!

**yes, post on my trip coming soon. Stay tuned!

See you soon, my beauties!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Belle is Back!

I am back from my trip, I trust everyone has been well?

Initially, to be honest, I was very reluctant to go for the trip. But, the smiles on the faces of my loved ones made the reluctance vanish into thin air--so very worth the trouble!

(Mostly) Unedited photos of the beautiful Malaysian scenery taken while I was on the train coming up next, so watch this space!

See you shortly!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Be back on the 7th!

The Belle will be leaving for a trip in a few hours time.

(I probably should be in bed. Well, I am.. with my laptop..hahaha...)

Will be back soon with photos and other goodies, so watch this space!

See you soon, my beauties!