April Empties and Updates

Sooooooo….. I wanted to post this on the last day of April, but life got in the way. It’s been like that for a while now, ever since Ashton is born. It’s a perfectly valid excuse! I mean, I try to keep up with at least 1 post a week, at best 3 posts, but you know how it goes. I have been however, LOVING your comments in my last fitness update post. I thought I was suffering and feeling guilty all alone, and then hey, I turned out to be as normal as everyone else. So my friends, WE are not as alone as you might think. If I just kept quiet, I wouldn’t know. So thank you guys for sharing your side of the story too!

And you know, it gave me the strength to look at what I’ve been doing wrong. I tend to, erm, just let it slide and look forward, but in this case, I need to analyze what went wrong. And the only thing that I can say is, I lost control. I lost track of what I really wanted, and I gave in to my gluttony. I had too much to indulge, with the excuse of satisfying my cravings. But that’s not it. I think, in essence, I was bored. I was bored of staying at home and taking care of the little one that I just let everything go.

So I picked myself up, stopped feeling sorry for myself and started running. I haven’t ran outdoors for a while now, and I started with only 3km yesterday morning. I aim to practise some yoga later today (Yoga with Adrienne is awesome!) and tomorrow, I plan to run 4km. I just have to wake up earlier. I also reduced my food intake and will firstly reduce carb intake because my body is quite sensitive to it. I’ll keep this up for another couple of months, and will do another update.

On the beauty front, I used up stuff. I thought monthly empties mean less things to show, but apparently not.



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Skincare, self explanatory unless there’s something you want me to talk about. Makeup wise, I used up the eye liner I wanted to get rid of so yay! The Bobbi Brown mascara is really good, but I prefer the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir. The Maybelline one is crap. Dior lash maximizer is great at making crappy mascaras look good, but I’ve decided to just buy better mascaras even though they’re expensive. The Clinique shadow primer performs really well too but it’s been in my stash for quite long now, so it’s time to say goodbye.

How was your April?



xoxo Lily




  • Shoot, I wanted to get the Maybelline one for the tiny wand… Not even for lower lashes??

    • Lily

      The tiny wand is OK but the mascara dries up very quickly. The other bigger wand HURTS my eyes. So friggin sharp!!

  • I think we’re so used to see all these perfect picks and perfect moments on social media that it seems that everyone else is perfect, but apparently not, and we all have our battles. You are not alone! I also have my fair share of struggles!
    I did a makeup stash throw away yesterday too. I chucked out everything that was too old, don’t use or just looks odd on me.

    • Lily

      Getting rid of old makeup and creating space feels good 🙂 Yes, social media conundrum… especially on Facebook where I see everyone travelling somewhere, and I’m stuck at home! Then I remembered, hey, I travel too… but I just didn’t post all those pictures on Facebook. Hahaha!

  • If you’re a long yoga practitioner then I highly suggest Fightmaster Yoga instead of Yoga with Adrienne. It’s the only channel that I am following and it’ve very tough but I am so much stronger and at the level that I never thought I could achieved. Btw, I believe you’re in Ipoh? How could one not indulge when living in Ipoh, its like the land of very good food! Haha!

    My April was really good! I finally passed my driving test after failing the first time because I was zooming happily through school zone, instant fail. LOL! I can finally drive on my own in Canada but I had to surrender my Malaysian driving license which was a little sad for me to do. Oh well.. 🙁

    • Lily

      Yay to passing your driving test! I’m still a newbie in yoga. I only practise at home so I don’t even know if my form is correct. I like Adrienne because she explains really well and her videos are fun and easy to follow 🙂

  • I can’t stand yoga LOL.

    • Lily

      Yeah I remember you saying that 😀

  • How do you like the Batiste dry shampoo? I’m looking to try something new

    • Lily

      It works well and it’s affordable! In my country I think it’s the only affordable one I can find. The rest are more pricey and they kind of work the same.

  • Hi Lily, do you still use Antipodes range? I strolled around your archive and found out you actually use them a lot. I just order Antipodes Rejoice Light Day Cream. I ran out of moisturiser, then I googled here and there. Turn out the Antipodes one is very intriguing. Haha. I also really curious about Aura Manuka Honey Mask. What do you think about it now?

    • Lily

      Hi Yunie, I always repurchase the Aura Manuka Honey Mask. I love it! I think I went through 4 tubes already. I get 25% off on my birthday month, so I stock up 🙂 I also love their Worship serum… and my mom loves their avocado eye cream. Their Juliet cleanser is good too.

      • Ah I see. I will purchase Aura Manuka Honey Mask then. Thank you for the recommendation and happy weekend!

        • Lily

          Happy weekend Yunie. Hope you’ll like the mask as much as I do!

  • k r i s t e n //

    Aw! I’m sorry you fell off the fitness bandwagon for a bit, but your determination and resolve is strong! I’ve seen those Snapchats – you’re doing awesome! Keep up the good work! That Biotherm! Mmm. I remember wanting it so bad when you first mentioned the line but i don’t think we have access to it. Maybe it’s for the best as I’m trying to use up all the shit I’ve gluttonously collected over the years and ship it out to the recycling bin! 🙂 Good work on finishing up so many things! Much love <3

    • Lily

      LOL Kristen. Yes, we have to use up all those things we ‘collected’ / obsessively purchased / hoarded over the years. I’m doing better now. My skincare cupboard is now looking less crowded 🙂