Yesterday Gav and I decided to try a La Juiceria one-day juice detox. La Juiceria is a fancy schmancy juice chain in Malaysia, although I get the feeling the concept has definitely been copied from Melbourne or somewhere equally hip. Quite possibly Singapore (although I haven’t been back since a brief layover in 1996, so it’s difficult to tell). It’s the sort of place where everything is so perfect: the bottles are laid out symmetrically, they have acai bowls, and they also provide you with two options for a juice cleanse so you don’t need to think about it (I tried, and it was hard). Win-win. Continue reading
I’ve previously written about my excessive and arguably unreasonable beauty stash, but I haven’t discussed my progress in a while. Well, I’m sure you’re pleased to know that I’m slowly but surely working through a number of products, and I wanted to share my thoughts on a few that I’ve finished recently.
Do note: this is in no way all of them, and I have a lot more that I need to blog about before I discard them… so let’s hope I get them in a post soon so I can eventually put them where they belong: in the trash. Continue reading
I’ve always been a fan of The Body Shop. It’s just always been there.
I remember being in the store in Southland as a kid, and being so fascinated by all the delicious scents and “flavours” of products. I also remember when they brought out makeup, and they had these incredible bronzing balls that you just dusted with a brush… mind-blowing. (It may sound like I’m being sarcastic, but I was genuinely enthralled by this as a kid.)
As a teenager, I thought I had “outgrown” The Body Shop, but as with most of my teenage thoughts, I realised that didn’t make any sense — and now I’m completely into it again.
Recently I’ve been feeling a bit like a chicken in a pen: cooped up. Since coming back from Melbourne in late March, we hadn’t left our little enclave, and I was starting to feel it. Not that our life in Malaysia is bad — far from it. In fact, my unsettled-ness might be because I’ve lost touch with reality, as I spend my weekends enjoying pastries at Jason’s and reading amazing books like Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic.
Yes, life is sweet, but everyone needs a change now and then… which is why we decided to up and leave to the Cameron Highlands for a few days. And let me tell you (in case the title of this post wasn’t obvious enough), that I have seriously fallen for this stunning corner of the earth. Continue reading
I just finished a book that will change my life. Seriously.
Back in 2009 I read Eat Pray Love and yes, I proclaimed that it was a life-changing book. This was not a lie, people! The way Gilbert wrote about her coming-of-a-certain-age tale was really beautiful and touching, and it was one of those books I just couldn’t put down.
I recently finished one of my favourite products ever: Nature Republic’s The First Essence. I bought this on a whim when I popped over to Korea back in November, and it had been burning a hole in my case/cupboard ever since.
Y’all know how much I love Nature Republic. As far as high street brands go, I find it pretty darn awesome. Despite having sensitive skin, I don’t always focus on specific ingredients, and I know that Nature Republic isn’t always the shining beacon of ethical and scientific skincare. However, I have found 99% of their products to work for me — and this one was quite possibly my favourite so far. Continue reading