Empties and Updates

And just like that, bye bye February. At the end of January, I told myself I need to put up this post. Who knew I procrastinated and only put it up one month later? I’ve really been enjoying the little moments, like the funny things that Ashton says, his animated reactions, the changes that Chloe is going through due to puberty, and Ashlyn’s bursts of anger and her futile efforts to control it. It’s challenging and stressful being a mom, and I’m doing my best to make it fun for myself too. Do I get angry at the kids for yelling at each other? Yup. Do I get stressed when I’m stuck in traffic chauffeuring them around? Yes. But the important thing is, I make a conscious effort to take it easy. I have been learning to control my emotions and the children have helped me be more patient.

Are you a parent? You do you. I want to tell you that you doing your best is already the best. Don’t compare. Don’t let other people tell you you’re not doing it right. There will always be people who tell you that you’re not doing enough. Unfortunately I know how that feels. But you know what? They are your children. You know what’s best for them. And you are the perfect parent for them!

 

 

Onward to empties. I just want to talk about these briefly. Let’s go.

Omorovicza face mist. Not that great. I didn’t notice any difference compared to using something from Hada Labo except that the mist was very fine. So fine, that I had to spray multiple times to wet my face. Rahua Voluminous Shampoo is pretty good at keeping my scalp less greasy, but it’s expensive. I also prefer The Olive Tree shampoo, works better and better value for money. The 3 on the right of the line up are my “forever repurchases”. I’m already onto another bottle of the Bioderma micellar water (the red one), already bought a backup of the Hada Labo premium lotion (now using Dr Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid) and I’m already using a new bottle of the Ren Evercalm cleanser.

 

 

In this picture, there are 2 mists, 1 sunscreen, 1 moisturizer, 1 serum and 1 scalp tonic. They’re all OK except the Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C serum. It oxidized too quickly and the clear liquid turned yellow, as you can see. I can still use it, but there’s only 5% Vitamin C to start with. Oxidization means the Vitamin C is less effective, so it’s not worth using anymore. I’ve since purchased Melano CC essence (which brightened my skin only after 2 weeks! Great stuff for the price) and the Sunday Riley vitamin C oil. I’ll talk about them in a later blogpost if you’re interested.

The blog is turning 9 soon, in April. Doesn’t time fly? Makes me feel old! I’m preparing a little something for you guys, for staying with me for so long. So, stay tuned! This is the end of my February check in. I planned for a few posts, but I’m going to push them to March instead. Hopefully, things will be less hectic. I hope you had a good start of the year, and the first 2 months have been awesome for you!

 

xoxo Lily