I’m Baaaaack!

Brother's Wedding

Happy Monday!

After a 2+ week break away, I’m finally back on the blog! How have you been? Oh I sure have missed you. How I’ve missed blogging as well.

The break was a sorely needed one. I know I said that I would be on social media reporting on my travel shenanigans but to tell you the truth, it felt good to even stay away from social media for a bit. Plus I was so busy helping out with my brother’s wedding with lots of errands to run that I didn’t even have time to think about checking or posting on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram! It was then that I decided that I needed a break from social media as well. And believe you me, it felt good to not be checking my phone constantly.

How was the wedding, you ask? Oh it was wonderful! I can’t believe that my baby brother is married and that I have a new sister-in-law. How bizarre is that? 😛 For privacy reasons, I won’t be able to show you photos of family and friends at the wedding but I’ll show you my preparation for the wedding reception (which makes this rather awkward because obviously the wedding wasn’t about me but I’m sure you know what I mean. I really wish I could show you more). My mum actually hired a makeup artist to come to our house to have both our makeup done. That makeup artist did such a great job on my hair and makeup. And to think I actually told my mum it wasn’t necessary for me since I should know how to apply makeup given what I do (y’know, being a *ahem* beauty blogger and all *ahem* #seriouslydeludedshowoff). Yeah, what an idiot I was because I couldn’t do nearly half of what the makeup artist did, and that included application of false eyelashes, which you know I’m rubbish at. Tsk tsk. 😛

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Taking A Break. I Really Need It.

BA on Hiatus

© Alena Ozerova

Happy hump day, my lovely chickadees!

I’ll be taking a couple of weeks off BA as I’ll be flying back to Malaysia for my brother’s wedding. To tell you the truth, this hiatus from BA is sorely needed as I’m pretty burned out. My brains are fried. When I wrote the Bloggie Wednesday post on how not to burn out, guess what? I was already burned out!

Prior to the break, I had plans to schedule a whole heap of content and even engaging the help of guest contributors like I did when I took a break early this year (many of you didn’t even know I wasn’t technically around!) but I figured nope, BA needs a break and a break is what it’s going to get.

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Please Help Sponsor My City2Sea Run For Beyond Blue!

City2Sea 2015 Run

First of all, thank you so much for the positive responses I received on the blog post on my journey to better health and fitness. To be honest, I was pretty nervous publishing it because it has only been close to 2 months and I wasn’t sure if I should have written it 6 months down the road. But I figured there’s no shame in what I’m doing at all and if I can help motivate someone to pursue better health and fitness, then I’d have done my part.

A reason why I decided to write about it now and not 6 months down the road is that I’d love your help on something close to my heart. As you know, I’ll be running the City 2 Sea 5km run in November and I’ve decided to run for my favourite non-profit organisation, Beyond Blue.

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A Surprisingly Good Blush Find from Luma Cosmetics (Dusty Rose)

Luma Cosmetics Powder Blush in Dusty Rose

I’ve seen Luma Cosmetics makeup around at Priceline pharmacies but to tell you the truth, I was never inclined to check the products out. The makeup range is typically placed on a standalone shelf near big drugstore brands like Covergirl, Maybelline, etc and the pink plastic packaging on the whole doesn’t look very appealing.

One day as I was perusing makeup on the Covergirl shelves, the Luma Cosmetics shelf stood right in front of the Covergirl ones and I thought, oh why not see what they have? I wasn’t particularly drawn to the eyeshadows or lippies, but there was something about the two blushes they have that drew me closer to check them out. After swatching the two shades, I knew I had to snap one up right away.

Oh what a gorgeous colour the Dusty Rose was!

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