Stick foundation. Easy to use, compact and portable…. but they can go either one of 2 ways for me. I either end up with the product slipping off my skin (back when my skin was oilier, this was a peril I faced constantly), or I’d end up with it caking on my skin and showing up fine lines I never thought existed (on dry skin, this is a constant peril).

So, what made me buy this Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick?

bobbi brown skin foundation stick

Friends, your guess is as good as mine LOL! :D I picked this up a while ago, more out of curiousity than anything else. I’d tried powder and liquid and cream, why not a stick foundation?!

And for some reason, I felt the need to own a stick foundation. I’d tried one by Face of Australia before this that I liked. Many many years ago, when I was just learning about makeup, I paid for a lesson with Estee Lauder and I remember them using a stick foundation too. Anyway, long story short, I now own the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick and guess what? I like it! :D

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8 years

by Paris B on · 78 comments

in Discussions,Musings

I woke up this morning, and as the sunlight crept through the cracks of my curtains, the realisation struck me like a hammer, prompting me to open my eyes wide, after I’d swiped my phone alarm onto the floor. I’m Eight. 8.

I, Paris B, am 8 years old today.

mws 8 anniversary

Naturally, in human years I’m not (I’m a lot older) but my blog existence and online persona today celebrates the 8th year of existence, with just as many hiccups.

As I do at this time, I tend to reflect on how I’ve survived the blogging jungle and what I would do or do differently. In my 6th year I confessed my blogging sins and in my 7th year I talked about passion. I didn’t know what to talk about this year, because I almost didn’t make it to my 8th.

I’d toyed with the idea of closing the doors and drawing the curtains last year. The feeling lasted a while, as I tried to get to grip with things. Perhaps, what I wanted to deal with was disappointment and failure and not a small amount of frustration with the way things were going. But then, I realised just what it was that I had, that I knew would carry me into my 9th and hopefully 10th year of blogging.

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The Body Shop has a range of products called Drops of Youth, which tackles the first signs of aging and has a name that sounds promisingly like the Fountain of Youth. Now, who wouldn’t like that eh? :D

I haven’t tried the other products in the range, but I was offered to try the newest addition – the Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask and I had to say yes. I mean, just look at the name. Bouncy Sleeping Mask. Boing! I wanted to see if it was indeed bouncy and if that bounce would translate on my skin. Boing! :D

the body shop drops of youth bouncy sleeping mask

The product comes in a box, in a heavy, flat glass jar which rather surprised me when I first received it. It’s a large, flat jar. So large, it barely fits into the palm of my hand and unfortunately, what this means is that it isn’t a travel friendly product packaging. TBS might want to reconsider their packaging for this because sleeping masks make very good travel partners!

But you know, it wasn’t the packaging that got me. It was the texture of the mask. It’s …. unique! :D

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Daiso is like an Aladdin’s cave of wondrous things that you never thought you needed till Daiso told us so. Stepping in there, it’s so easy to get carried away – I dare you to tell me otherwise! Before I know it, I’m staggering up to the cashier with a basket piled high with all sorts of random items. The worst part is that RM5 adds up very quickly!

Yet, like Aladdin’s cave, it’s full of treasures, especially in the organization/storage department. Today, I’ll show you one that I posted on Instagram a couple of days ago and which generated quite a lot of interest. I figured, I might as well blog about it right? :)

daiso stackable plastic box

The item is this innocuous looking plastic box, which is known as a Stackable Storage Box and you can find it at the section where they sell all the different types of storage boxes available.

I picked up a few a couple of months ago, because I wanted something that would help me keep my dresser and drawers organised, but didn’t want to pay for something from Ikea (functional but expensive) nor Muji (ditto). In fact, it was while I was in Muji buying my PP Storage box that I first saw similar looking storage boxes but I wasn’t up to paying for them either.

So, finding what is commonly termed a ‘dupe’ at Daiso had me dancing in the aisles. Ok, erm… no I don’t dance :D

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