It’s been 3 weeks since my last post. I’m still getting emails from you guys and you have no idea how touched I am. My grandfather passed away a few days after that last post. There was one day when he was very alert, so close to being normal, but 2 days later, he left us. We were mentally prepared for this day to come, but nothing prepared us emotionally. I currently have the ‘sudden tears outbreak’ syndrome (LOL!) and I know it’s only normal. As I’m writing this, I feel the need to hold back tears, because I have my makeup on and I want to go out without touching up. Hahaha! Then again, my friends, I learned to let go. People, family and friends, are in our lives for a purpose and it’s not to be with us forever in our lifetime. People come and after they served their purpose, people go. Yes, even the bitches and dickheads you meet are for a purpose. It’s to test your resilience and also to make you learn a lesson in life. I think, if you haven’t learned it, the assholes will be back. Hah! Picture below seems to reflect what I feel at the moment. Not as dark anymore 🙂

 

 

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Sob story aside, and the ridiculousness that’s happening in the world far and wide, I made a few awesome discoveries. A very affordable Simple micellar water (200ml, RM22.90) is a current favourite. I’m also falling back in love with Bobbi Brown. LOVE the Illuminating Face Base (forgot how much I paid for this) and stick foundation (RM160) which I purchased. They’re permanents which you don’t see get hyped up (because it’s now all about limited edition and new shiny stuff, isn’t it?) but guys, these 2 are FRIGGIN AMAZING. Once I get back into blogging mode, I’ll write a full review.

My hands have been getting dry, and I was looking for one that’s rich enough to take the dryness away, but not so rich I’m leaving greasy hand prints everywhere. I’m now using Caudalie hand and nail cream (75ml, RM65), and Cetaphil moisturizing cream (85ml, RM75). They are both more affordable than the Clarins hand cream (100ml, RM110) I used to love and they are just as good. The unexpected one is from Cetaphil. A scentless thick cream that keeps my hands moisturized and grease free. I just have to remember not to wash my hands too soon after I apply the cream. The Caudalie one smells amazing by the way, and it’s lighter but still does the job.

I’ve also been getting some new clothes online, and I think I have to share my experience with you one day. It’s been a new discovery (both good and bad) that’s for sure. I will be taking the kids to Disneyland end of this month, and will be back early December. I think I’ll take the rest of this month off, and I’ll see you when it’s all festive and Christmas-y 🙂

Until then, stay well, my friends. And thank you again for keeping me in your thoughts.

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

Written by Lily

  • HUGS LILY. To you and your family. It’s ok to be sad about losing your grandfather. To realize that person you loved is no longer around-it takes time to get over. Talking about him and sharing memories helps a lot. When I lost my mama, it took me a year before I stopped crying. I still miss her, but at least I don’t tear up anymore haha.
    It’s funny how we tend to ignore the good permanent products hey? I found a YT girl that does simple, simple makeup-like what us normal folks do. She’s French, but does videos in English. I love how simple her makeup is, and she uses a lot of Burberry and Bobbi Brown. Nothing fancy, but good, key, staple products. I’m into that feeling with my makeup right now. And it’s made me pull out some of my Burberry I’d forgotten how much I loved.
    Have fun in Disneyland!! Show lots of pics please! Which one are you going to? Hong Kong?

    • Lily

      Thanks Tracy. I don’t even want to think of losing my parents. I will be a total mess!
      Yes going to Hong Kong Disneyland again even though I’m not looking forward to experiencing rudeness again. It’s the closest to us. I wanted to go to the one in Tokyo, but it might be too cold for the girls. It’s the first time they’re experiencing cold weather and Chloe especially is very afraid of the cold! I, on the other hand, am looking forward to some cool air. I’ll be sure to take more photos!

  • My condolences to you and you family. When my grandma passed early 2015 we were all expecting it but nothing could have prepared us the emotional turmoil. That sudden bursts of tears is so real. I dreamnt of my grandma throughout 2015 and my dreams were so intense it was almost she was still among us.
    In any case good to have you back. In terms of removing makeup, I wasn’t that impressed with the Simple cleansing water. There’s a Maybelline one that’s a clear bottle with the pink cap that I find works better than the Garnier and the Simple!

    • Lily

      *hugs* You must be very close to your grandma.
      I haven’t tried Garnier before, but since I heard Simple was better, I tried that. Now that you mentioned Maybelline… hhmmm….

  • Glad to hear that you’re doing a bit better. Enjoy your time off the blog with the family!

    • Lily

      Thank you, I will!

  • Hi Lily, Sending you lots of hugs in such a sad moment for you. I’m glad though that you know well which was his place in our life and that now you are looking forward because that is most probably what he wants you to do <3
    Now with regards to products, I loved BB products too and have recently had a new falling in love with them too. Such a coincidence, I bought the Caudalie hand cream yesterday, I love how it smells. Take your time off, enjoy the quality time with your family. And I hope you'll be back soon after that! More hugs xoxo

    • Lily

      *HUGS* Thank you Sofia!!
      Btw, I tested all my Burberry eye shadow sticks, and they’re still OK. It’s just the Almond, which is matte, which seems drier than the rest. I’ve been using them regularly, because I’m afraid they’ll dry out before I get a chance to enjoy them. LOL!

      • Btw, I realised that the lid of mine doesn’t shut properly. It’s not racked or broken or anything, it’s just loose. I can’t even bring it on my travels because it just opens itself up. That must be why its all dried up!..

        • Lily

          I think I have that issue on a couple of them. It’s a little irritating when a good product is messed up by wonky packaging. It’s still by far my most used stick shadow though 🙂

  • Bellyhead

    Lily, my deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss. Hope you are finding comfort and joy with your loved ones. Hope your upcoming family vacation time will be wonderful.

    • Lily

      Thank you Belly! I’ll be away from the baby the first time since he’s born – we’re only taking the girls to Disneyland. Everyone’s worried how Ashton will adjust without me, but I’m more worried about myself! Even though it’ll be good to have a break from him, I think I’ll miss him more!

  • HUGS!!! I’m glad you’re sounding so much more positive now, and your spirit and view on the world is an inspiration to me. Enjoy your break, stay warm and safe! And hello, how good is that Simple micellar water right?!!!

    • Lily

      *hugs* Thank you Linda! I just checked the weather, and man, it’ll be nice and cool when I’m there. Will buy more Heattech stuff for the girls, especially Chloe who gets cold easily!

  • HUGSSSSS! Take your time to heal and know that you’re in our thoughts, Lily. We’ll be here when you’re back and I know you’ll be back with a vengeance. xx

    • Lily

      Thanks Shireen. Don’t know about coming back with a vengeance (HAHAHA!) but I’ll be taking it slowly. Been feeling the blues when it comes to blogging 😉

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, my deepest condolences to you and your family. You’ve been in my thoughts. Lots of HUGS! xx

    • Lily

      Thank you Laura *hugs* It’s heartwarming reading your comments 🙂

  • k r i s t e n //

    I’m so sorry, Lily. I’m glad that you are healing and wish you the best along the way in your journey. Also, I couldn’t love you any more after reading this: “Yes, even the bitches and dickheads you meet are for a purpose.” LOL! You are so right! Much love! ❤︎

    • Lily

      Thanks Kristen. Yes, those bad people are to make us smarter and stronger. We also realize we are better people because of them 🙂

  • Liz

    So sorry about your grandfather. It sounds like you guys did the best possible for him and he fought hard. Now he’s at peace. Thinking of you! <3

    • Lily

      Thanks Liz-bob. Yes, he’s at peace now. He looked like he was smiling as he was laying in his coffin 🙂

  • So sorry about your grandfather, Lily. Take as much time as you need, we’re not going anywhere. Sending you lots of hugs.

    • Lily

      Thanks Melissa *hugs*