I took a turn for the nostalgic last month, and hearkened back to the early days of blogging, when we’d share little random things in bite-sized pieces, because it was fun to. I enjoyed that, and apparently, so did many of you!
So, I’ve decided to make it a monthly feature – as regularly as I can remember to post LOL!
What’s most interesting for me is how much has changed, or evolved, since my last post last month, so this serves as a nice little check-in for me with how I’m doing 🙂
What I Love – Makeup
This one was easy to pinpoint. I’ve been rediscovering my Guerlain Meteorites, and falling in love with them all over again!
I go through phases with the Meteorites.
Sometimes, I use them everyday, and I sneak narcissistic glances at every reflective surface I pass, because I look so damn good! LOL 😀 Other times, I forget I even own them LOL! 😀 Feast or famine, that’s me!
But when I recently caved and purchased the Meteorites Perles de Satin, I was reminded once again just how magical those little balls of wonder are. I’ve been using my old ones, and falling in love all over again with the magic they weave.
RELATED READING: What are Meteorites and do I need them in my life? Short answer: YES! READ HERE
What I Love – Life
Last month, I went through a few days of quiet and disconnect. I took that contemplative process with me, and in the course of things, made certain decisions that would move me forward.
I always say that life is a series of forks in the road. Rather like a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure book (anyone remember those?!). The choices you make at each fork, will lead you on a different road, to a different conclusion. Or perhaps even take you on a circuitous scenic route back to your original path.
Well, it’s been a challenge for me to not be dragged back by the snatching claws of the past, and I walked through some dark roads in the last month. But I made the effort to take a chance, and step out of my comfort zone a little more. For the past month, it feels like I’ve stepped out of the dark woods, into a clearing, and I’m just standing here, basking in the sun a little. (Always with sunscreen on of course LOL! 😉 )
Each day I take a step further into the clearing, and it’s been a positive period for me. So what I love about life right now, is just taking chances because you never know what’s just around the corner 🙂
What I Love – Hair care
I had a scalp diagnosis recently, which left me feeling bemused. I used to have a bit of a flaky scalp before this, so I was prepared to hear the same words. This time however, I was told that my scalp was very healthy, and so was my hair!
I realised then, that it might be to do with the hair-care products I’ve been using. I now opt for sulfate-free hair-care products, and only stick to using Sachajuan, Yuan Soap and most recently, ShiKai.
I first tried the ShiKai Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner a while ago, but I wasn’t keen on it. A few months ago, I’d finished my Yuan Soap shampoo, and this was conveniently in the shower, so I decided to finish them.
To my surprise, the ShiKai Tea Tree Shampoo has grown on me. It has a lovely fresh scent of tea tree and peppermint, and leaves my hair and scalp feeling nice and clean. It is sulfate-free although it does lather up a little, and very little is needed especially for my short hair.
I think this might be what’s kept my scalp nice and clean all this time, not oily nor dry. I don’t have a flaky scalp anymore, and it doesn’t itch.
I wash my hair daily, and nothing’s suffering from that. So all in all, I’m glad I gave the ShiKai Tea Tree shampoo a second chance! 😀
WHERE TO BUY: TNS Skin Lab, Watson’s stores
What I Love – Eating/Cooking
When I think of Thai food, it is never the popular tomyam that comes to mind. It is always pad kra pao moo/gai (thai basil pork/chicken).
The day I learnt how to cook it myself, I stopped ordering it outside, because it is just so easy to make it yourself! Serve it with hot steamed rice and a fried egg, and it is the comfort food to end all comfort foods 😀
I’d been making this for my nephew this past month, omitting the chilli, and the kid loves it. Polishes up his rice a treat, and told me it was yummy even though “the vegetable is a bit bitter” LOL! 😀 It’s easy to eat, tasty and quick. Lots of recipes online, so I won’t share. Really, it is so simple, you should try it if you enjoy pad kra pao as much as I do!
What I Love – Dressing Up
Some time in April, I posted on Instagram, a dressing-room photo of myself in a dress I’d fallen in love with. It was a lovely dress, and I was very tempted to get it, even though I knew it was a very memorable piece, and therefore noticeable when reworn.
I’m not usually given to mooning over fashion pieces, but for some reason, this dress stuck with me. Each time I walked past the store, I’d stop to have a look.
Eventually, a month or so later, I caved LOL! The dress is by Cos and it is rather pricey. It is also memorable, because it is so colourful and vibrant. But I’ll be damned if I don’t wear it to death to get my money’s worth! LOL!
What amused me more than anything however, is how most of you who are on Instagram, remembered my dilemma about whether to buy the dress! LOL! So thank you all for committing that little useless bit of trivia to memory and rejoicing with me when I eventually got it! 😀
What are 5 things you love from the last month?
Feel free to co-opt my categories, or share your own with me 🙂 Finding something to love and enjoy is a bright spot in any day/week/month 🙂