October 25, 2012

lil' kai at 1 month 3 weeks and 1 day

They grow so fast! 1 month, 3 weeks and 1 day ago, lil' kai aka the cuddle bug came home all tiny and fragile. Fast forward, he doesn't fit his newborn sized clothes anymore, drinks like a horse and kicks like a donkey ... if only he still slept like a pig.

October 20, 2012

schwarzkopf fresh light foam color

I last dyed my hair some time towards the end of May. My hair was two toned due to me growing out my previous dye colour, it was horribly dry which in turn caused split ends, my hair felt like barb wire and there was absolutely no shine at all. After bearing with my two-toned cactus hair for the duration of my first trimester and an extra two months, I caved in and dyed my hair. I did it at home using Kao's Liese Bubble Hair Color in the colour "Natural Black" because I figured by the time I went into labor, the dye colour would be dark enough and wash off to match my natural hair colour so I would not look like the two-toned cactus while posing with my little man. I'm vain, I know. But I was spot on about matching my natural hair colour! However, I did not anticipate my hair looking so black that I literally looked like a zombie!

Pregnancy this time around did not give me that pregnancy glow everyone raves about. Instead, I was pale and after dyeing my hair I looked like Morticia Addams in the morning sans makeup; scary enough to give dear Gomez a trip to the mortuary every morning he woke up. Since I could not stand the scent of my foundation or lip gloss due to my lovely pregnancy hormones, I had to trudge to work looking like a zombie with jet black shiny hair for over a month. It was terrible, terrible times.

Now, after almost two months of tying my hair up in a bun during my maternity leave I decided it's time I dyed my hair ... again. Lesson learnt and while shopping for a new hair colour at Watsons, I came across this - Schwarzkopf's Fresh Light Foam Color. I already had a box of Liese Bubble Hair Color in hand but the kawaii Blythe doll on the packaging piqued my interest instead so I went home with a box of kawaii-ness in Caramel Brown.

October 17, 2012

clinique repairwear laser focus review

I managed to drag myself to AEON to redeem my one week free trial of Clinique's new Repairwear Laser Focus on Thursday afternoon after getting only 3 hours worth of sleep the night before. I was half expecting a snooty sales consultant and be given a very abrupt customer service because not only was I not going to purchase anything, I was getting something for free.

October 13, 2012

OPI minis - vintage minnie and the amazing spider-man

Lookie what I got in the mail today?! It's the "Vintage Minnie" minis and "The Amazing Spider-man" minis from OPI purchased from Sharon at The Nail Polish Spree.

October 12, 2012

anna sui's secret wish

When I was about 15 or 16, my aunt and cousins from UK came home for summer vacation and I remember thinking to myself how good my cousin sister smelled every time she was near; it was Giorgio Armani's Aqua di Gio.

Then when I was 18, my then boyfriend (now my dearest husband) introduced me to the world of Ralph Lauren fragrances. He was then using the Polo Sport and gave me a small sample bottle of Polo Sport for Women which I was addicted to because it reminded me of him when he returned to Canada after his summer vacation was over.

A couple of months later, it was my turn to leave the nest for the Land Down Under so when I had a couple of hours to burn at the airport's duty free shops, I got myself a bottle of Giorgio Armani's Aqua di Gio because I still love how it smelled like on my cousin sister and Ralph Lauren Polo Sport for Women because I had run out and missed boyfriend dearly.

During my time in Australia, I had the opportunity to buy more perfumes to try on and almost a decade down the road I've tried out quite a few perfumes from Calvin Klein's CK One, Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea, Lancome's Tresor, Lancome's Miracle So Magic, Vera Wang's Princess, Hugo Boss Orange,  Gucci's Envy Me, Nina Ricci's Nina, Salvatore Ferragamo's Incanto line to a few of Bvlgari's Omnias to name a few. But if I had to choose just one perfume I'd favorite, it'd definitely have to be Anna Sui's Secret Wish.

October 10, 2012

what i've learned from my cuddle bug

It's now 11:58 pm. Lil' Kai has just drifted off to sleep after almost four hours of now which is his routine ... feeding, burping, diaper changes and cuddling. I am exhausted as I've only slept about 3 hours last night but my brain does not seem to want to cooperate and let me sleep so I figured I might as well blog.

October 9, 2012

lil' kai at one month

Lil' Kai is now 1 month and 1 week plus 2 days old today. He's growing beautifully and at his last doctor's appointment, he weighed in at 4.13kg; a 1.13kg increase since birth. He's also increased his milk intake from 2 ounces to 3.5 ounces in the last week, feeding every two to three hours.

October 4, 2012

mango has arrived

Last night was another long night ... again. My little cuddle bug kept me up until 3 am and woke me up every two hours to feed. Managed to sneak in a two hour nap in the afternoon and when I woke up, this was waiting for me at the bottom of the stairs.

My Mango delivery via DHL.

The interior of the box. Fancy!

So all in all, it took a total of 7 days to receive my order from the moment I confirmed my order and paid. I'm very happy with my delivery (size wise and quality of material) and although I'm most tempted to order more items from Mango online, I think I'll wait until next month to allow my bank account to recuperate.

October 2, 2012

mango came through!

After five days of diligently checking my inbox, I finally received a "Your Order Has Been Dispatched" email from Mango today. I guess they do stay true to their word and take a total of 5 days to process an order, as stated in their Shipping info.

Absolutely cannot wait to receive my order and check it out before I place another order with them ... again. Yes, I'm addicted to shopping online with Mango now and they've just got some new pieces in too!