Empties and Random Stuff

Bye bye July and hello August! It’s my birthday soon, and at the time of writing, I don’t know what I want to do that day. I mean, it’s just another day, really, and I’m surrounded by loved ones every day. What can make that one day more special? OK, cake. A good cake and maybe I’ll make it my cheat day – a day I can eat whatever I want. OMG I think I just put on 2 kgs just thinking about it. Hahahaha! In case you didn’t know, I’m on a cutting mission and have been more strict with my nutrition. It’s been going well, and I don’t want to bust it unnecessarily 🙂 Maybe I’ll tell you more about what I ate after the 4th. LOL!

I missed putting up an empties post last month because I was slack, but here they are. Not very impressive, but I’m happy about it. Used up everything here, and the brushes are to throw. They’re so scratchy, they hurt my eyes. I already threw away a few other brushes and didn’t even bother to take a photo of them. LOL!






In this post, I’d like to make a note that I don’t like the Alpha H Liquid Gold. It stung so bad. Definitely not for me. My skin got a little red too. It’s a product that got lots of raves, but gosh, my skin hated it. Also, this Sephora brush. It’s hard and scratchy, and I don’t get the shape. Just… *sigh* Why? I have noticed many brushes with this kind of curved shape. Some are curved like an L shape, even. What the heck is it for? To fit to the contours of the face? Brushes are soft enough to bend to our contours of the face. Trying to be innovative? Just, don’t. These 2 products are sent to me by the way.



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However, there have been some good cheapo finds. I love these blue sponges so much. Usually professional facial salons use this to clean the clients’ face. I bought 7 of these for only RM15 (less than USD4) or something like that. The sponge is soft and smooth and THICK. I usually damp it with hot water before removing the cleanser off my face. Works wonders and so comfy. This Naruko cleanser is good too. It’s like a clay cleanser that can also double as a face mask. I like to apply it on my face, leave it for 5 to 10 minutes before washing it off. Face feels so clean without feeling dry. I use this on alternate mornings. I picked it up on a whim because I was curious.

How’s your July been? Any good finds?



xoxo Lily




  • That mask cleanser sounds fabulous! I need to see if something like that exists here! Same with those sponges-I really like the idea of them too. Guess what I ordered the Paula’s Choice SPF 50 moisturizer because of you and it came today-now I want two more things because of you! Enabler haha!

    • Lily

      That Naruko cleanser is a surprise. Initially, it was hard to squeeze out the product, but after 2 uses, it was fine. The sponges are awesome too! Hope you can get your hands on some. And please let me know how you find the PC moisturizer. Hope you like it too 🙂

  • There have been a couple of bloggers whom recommended AlphaH Liquid Gold but I was hesitant to purchase full size because I’ve read some don’t get along with it. And now you too said your skin dislike it. And no kidding about the Sephora brush shape, it is weird, eh? LOL!

    • Lily

      I never thought of buying it, even though I was curious about all those great reviews! Then I was pretty excited to receive it as a PR sample. Too bad it didn’t work though. I’m going to pass it to my mom 🙂 And yeah, brush shapes like this just make me scratch my head.

  • I hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones on your birthday, and with lots of delicious things too 😉
    Interesting what you say about the weird brush shape, I dont understand the shape of some brushes either!

    • Lily

      Thank you Sofia! It’s on Thursday but right now I have an upset stomach. Hoping everything will settle down by then 🙂

      • Oh I’m sure you’ll be fine by Thursday!

        • Lily

          Then super duper decadent chocolate cake it is 🙂

  • On your birthday there are no rules! You can have aaaall the cake that you want! 🙂

    • Lily

      LOL thanks for the validation. I’ll do just that 🙂

  • I’ve been on a binge lately with sweet stuff… I don’t normally have a sweet tooth but I just seem to crave it lately. Happy be-early birthday Lily!!

    • Lily

      Thanks Linda. It’s on Thursday 🙂
      So is your little boy getting a little brother or sister? Heh!