Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Update #6

Hey everyone. I just thought I'd do a little chatty post today.
So first of, my new blog design! I wasn't happy at all about my old one so when I saw that Sparrow Mint was offering to do blog designs for free, i jumped on the chance. I was so lucky that she agreed to help me and was so patient with me and my continuous babbles on how I wanted it to look. I told her some of my ideas and she worked with them and created my header, blog button, contact button and pages. She is so easy and such a nice person to work with. Thank you so much for helping me with my blog. I really recommend you all to go and check her blog out. She does amazing posts with great pictures. 
So since I now have a blog button, if any of you would like to swap buttons just drop me an email saying so and I'll get back to you as fast as I can. 
Ok so i want to get this out of the way, I did a pretty bad job for my mid-terms. Like the worse i've ever done. Made me really sad because I know I could have done so much better if I had tried harder. I've decided not to moan about it but to take it as a lesson (?) and do better in my next exams. I don't know if 'lesson' the right word but I hope you understand.
Also, I've decided that I'm not going to take the scholarship. I did the test and it was pretty tough so I don't think I'll get it but if I do, I won't take it. I've thought long and hard about it and I don't want to leave my home just yet.
Anyways, I have my trials coming up in August. A mock exam for the real thing in October and I'm going to the best I can for that.
Also, I hear that google reader is going for good in a few days, I don't really mind because I don't use Google Reader but then I hear that GFC may or may not follow suit and that affects me. So I've made a bloglovin' account just in case. I hope that you all will follow me on Bloglovin' as well by clicking on the + sign in my contact buttons or click on my bloglovin' button in the sidebar. If any of you wishes to transfer to bloglovin' too, here's a really simple and easy way to import all your blogs from google reader to bloglovin'. 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Currently Reading

I've just realised that it's been quite a while since I've sat down with a book. I'm usually able to read for hours if I want. And if the book is that good I could finish it the same day I started. Lately I've realised I'm staring to loose this habit I've had since I was little. So I thought once in a while I'll do these posts to show you guys what I've been reading. I guess to motivate me a little. So the books I'm currently reading is Hide and Seek and Cross my heart and Hope to die by Sara Shepard. You might know her, she's the author of the Pretty Little Liars series. I love PLL (the show) by the way. Anyways these books are part of her Lying Game series. It's the third and fourth ones. I loved this series. I got the first three books last year together and I kinda forgot how much I love this series. Basically, it's about twins (Sutton and Emma) that got separated at birth. Sutton gets an amazing life, a rich family, great friends, huge house, the works. While Emma got a life in foster care. When Sutton is murdered, Emma gets mistaken for Sutton and she has to live as her sister or else she'll be dead too unless she can figure out who murdered the sister she never got to meet. I love the storyline, it's a good read. Romance, suspense, mystery.....all in this series. I really recommend these books. They are a great summer read to me. 
So the picture quality might not be the best but that's because I'm blogging from my ipad. I can't find my camera at the moment so this will have to do. 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Skincare Routine

I've been using these products for a while now and thought I'd share them with you. Here are my thoughts on my current skin are routine. By the way I have normal to dry skin. Blogging from my ipad so sorry about the picture quality. Not exactly easy to focus with an ipad. 

 Bird's Nest Nutri-Collagen & Whitening Cleanser by Bio-essence
I got this cleanser in a set with the advancer, basically their both suppose to help you get brighter/fairer skin. I haven't really noticed any difference, actually I probably just got more tanner (blame camp). The fact that I always forget to wear sunscreen doesn't help either. Other than that, it's a pretty average cleanser . It works well I ridding your face of dirt so you feel fresh and clean. Unlike my old Nivea cleanser it doesn't strip your face completely of its natural oils so that it is squeaky clean and your face feels a little tight. That's one thing I hate about some cleansers. I'm almost out of it anyways so if you guys could recommend anything else to try, please do?  It's an okay product but I wouldn't repurchase it.

Garnier Light Intensive Brightening Scrub
I bought this on a whim and it turned out to be pretty good. It has gentle micro beads to exfoliate your face and lemon essence to help with dullness. My face gets pretty dull sometimes when I'm tired so I thought that's why I chose this. This actually really helps with dullness. My face is a lot more brighter and "alive" I guess after using this. It doesn't make my face tight and it leaves it feeling refresh. I only use this once or twice a week though. 

Bird's Nest Nutri-Collagen Whitening Advancer by Bio-essence
An advancer is basically like a toner except it doesn't contain alcohol (a good thing for those with dry skin). This helps products that you need to apply after absorb into your skin faster. I pat this on and it instantly sinks on. If you put too much on, your face might feel a little sticky for a while until it all is absorbed. It acts like a primer as it's suppose to be a good base for your makeup. Using this at the end of the day will help remove any makeup left over after you cleanse your face. 

Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser 
This is amazing. I love this moisturiser. The product itself is pretty thick and kinda creamy but once you apply it, it sinks right in. My skin doesn't feel sticky or greasy at all and It keeps my skin nourished and hydrated all day. It doesn't have any kind of perfume or chemicals either so a good option for sensitive skin. 

Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Oil 
I haven't used this long enough for a proper review but I'll just say what I think so far. First of all the smell is horrible. It's sooo strong. Once you put it on your face it isn't too bad but if you have a spot near your nose (like I did) it could be a pain. I'm not too bad with smells so I could withstand it. It does fade after a while though so not a huge problem. It helps with redness and size reduction for my minor spots  but I haven't had an actual pimple yet to try it on so I don't know how we'll it gets rid of them. One thing about it is that it is pure tea tree oil so it is a multipurpose product.  

Sunday, June 2, 2013

I'm back! + Update #5

 Yup I'm back. It's been a while but i'm here. It's been ages since I've done an update so I thought now would be perfect. First off, sorry for my absence! I cut myself off because of exams which has ended a week ago. I don't think I did very well on my mid-terms and I can already envision my bad marks being handed to me sighhh. Anyways, right after exam I went for a camp! It's a camp for Interactors (a club I've been a part of for 3 years now) and it was soooo fun. I loved it, made a ton of new friends and made some new memories with my best friends. We did a lot of group work activities and I grew to love my team in the four days we were there. All the teams were named after Greek Gods by the way. We were Iris!
Also I wanted to tell you guys about some sort of exciting news. I applied for this scholarship programme to study in Singapore a few months ago and I recently got some news on it. I've been chosen as one of the students to sit for the entrance test. This is a pretty big deal. If I ace the test I'll have the chance to study in Singapore. Remember how I said sort of exciting news. Well, here's the thing, I'm not sure I want to move away to another country and leave my family, my friends, my life. I'm starting to really enjoy my school as well as all the new friends I have made in the past couple of months. I can feel my life beginning to take shape and now I'm just gonna drop it? I don't know. I applied for the programme because of my parents, I wanted to make them happy after all they've done for me. I never actually thought I'll be accepted. I know, I know. I'm not technically accepted yet but I know once if I do well on the tests and they invite me to study in Singapore, that I have to go. Everyone will think i'm an idiot to give up such an opportunity. I'm soo confused right now. The entrance exam is next Saturday by the way.
Okay so I'm also running for a post in my Interact Club, well two post. Community Service Director and Sergeant-at-Arms. I have a ton of assignments to get done before we return to school. Being the procrastinator i am, it's been a week and I haven't started anything. I'm so not getting the post. I'm going to try though, starting tomorrow I WILL do something.
Anyways, I'm on holiday right now. Mid-term break! I have two weeks off, well actually, starting today, just one week left. My holidays have been pretty dull but I've started a new series, The Vampire Diaries. It's really good, I use to think that everyone was silly for getting so excited for "just" a show but um, I understand now. I completely understand. I'm on season 4 now and am actually currently watching it. That's pretty much how I've been spending my days. Any of you watch it? Who's team are you on? I've been switching a lot as i got into it but currently #Stelena. Haha talk to you guys soon :)