July 21, 2015

Be still my heart! Illusion d'Ombre releases for Fall 2015.

Rouge Gorge

Illusion d'Ombre is my makeup kryptonite (alongside Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks). When I hear about a new release, my heart pounds faster. I feel restless about not having it in my hands now. Right now!

July 15, 2015

From Bulgaria With Love

Just wanted to share a photo of this vial that a friend brought back from Bulgaria. I love the smell of roses and the wooden container is too perfect!

February 12, 2015

Beauty Diary: Express Face Routine

All Products Purchased

Having to drastically switch time zones (12 hours difference!) plus suffering from insomnia really messed up my body clock. It's been almost 4 months and I still have not adjusted - this means staying up long hours and waking up so late that I'm lucky if I can even go out to run an errand each day.

On the bright side, I was forced to master the art of getting ready in a jiffy. That's about 20 minutes to shower, apply skincare & makeup. Here are the products I use when I don't have the luxury of time.

February 6, 2015



Is it too late to wish you all a happy new year? :) Hello, by the way! How is everyone?

I feel like I owe you all who are *still* reading this blog an explanation for my absence. A lot of things have happened since the start of 2013 that turned life upside down. A few happy things. A lot of unexpected, some very disappointing events. Recently, a major change that has forced me out of my comfort zone. I wish I could tell you everything but I am not comfortable writing these details in such a public space. Maybe over a cup of tea instead? :) 

Pet Parenting: Remembering Robbie

One of the reasons for my temporary withdrawal from blogging was that I had two terminally ill senior cats who needed all the attention and care we could provide to make their remaining days comfortable. We wanted them to feel loved. I already wrote an entry about Portia. It's Robbie's turn now.