First Empties of 2018 and Updates

Hello hello!! It’s been a while since we had a good chat. I mean, a post just about random stuff and not reviews. I’ve been a little out of it. I mean, my mind has been in a haze, and I’ve just been going through the motions – driving the kids, getting groceries, working out. All the things that don’t really need deep thoughts. So I started thinking, and it’s dangerous when I do that because I tend to spiral way out of control and random shit start coming into my head.

Things like, unhappy stuff I’ve been suppressing, things I’ve been tolerating which I don’t know if I should tolerate anymore… but if I spoke my mind or confronted the problem then shit will hit the fan… that kind of thing. Sometimes things are better left unsaid. Sometimes, a war shouldn’t be wagered. Sometimes, losing is actually winning. That’s what I tell myself. Sometimes, swallowing your pride is the courageous thing to do. Does it sound remotely like what you might be going through as well? I’d rather not go into detail, since this is a public page after all but I’m literally doing silent screams in my head all the time. Will that make me crazy one day?

I’m thankful for my parents and my kids for keeping me sane. And for my husband who also does his silent screaming inside his own head. We deal with the same problem, but he deals with it with more finesse I must say. I’m not as generous, nor as forgiving. But sometimes I get angry with him because he’s too forgiving. Sigh, I don’t know. He’s right to say that there’s no point in getting angry because it doesn’t solve problems. Decisions made in anger only create more problems later on.



Sorry for the rambling, guys. On another note, here are some skincare empties so far! Serums, sunscreen, moisturizer, cleanser, toning mist, makeup remover and face oil. I’ve reviewed most of them here on the blog, so a quick search will take you there.

I didn’t get a chance to review the Caudalie serum or the It’s Skin Q10 serum. They’re decent when combined, but nothing special that wows me. I won’t be purchasing the Deciem serum anymore because I don’t support what the founder does. He might have done lots of great things, I don’t know, but his nutty behaviour on social media is, to me, unforgivable. Trolling your own customers? That’s just another level of low, and arrogance.

Anyway, I hope the first quarter of 2018 has been great for you! This blog is turning 8 soon, and I’m turning 40 in a few months. It’s … erm… mind numbing …


xoxo Lily