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My Goals For 2014

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Okay, so we’re nearly 1.5 months into 2014 and I’ve only just found time to write down my goals for this year. I became a SAHM (Stay At Home Mum – at least until my maternity leave ends) last week after my darling mother left Australia to return back to Scotland and let’s just say that I have not settled into my role as gracefully as I would have liked. Free time? What free time? I only have 90 seconds to brush my teeth and pee before Princess Bunty starts crying! Anyway, let’s not dwell on that and talk about my goals for 2014. I feel that if I blog about it, it will keep me accountable and I will try and follow through.

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May I Be Excused?

Karen Walker Bunny sunglasses

Currently suffering from MAJOR work-related stress.  Wish I could rant it out but I can’t.  Stressing only gives you wrinkles so I need to stop that ASAP!  But meanwhile, may I be excused?  Will definitely try and get my blogging mojo back soon.  Le sighs.

And if you’re wondering… I’m wearing Revlon Photoready BB Cream (love) topped with L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique BB Powder (so in love!!!) with L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique BB Blush on cheeks (ANOTHER love!) and Sisley L33 Rouge Passion Hydrating Lipstick whilst testing out the Karen Walker Bunny sunnies I won as part of being a Clinique It Girl.  I’m not sure if I like the Bunny sunglasses or not…  You can call me an ungrateful bi-atch, but look at me – the sunglasses are very Gaga-ish and enhances the fact that I have a flat Asian nozzle with no nose bridge.  Gah!!!

Anyway, please send me happy, positive vibes whilst I am in wrinkle-inducing stress mode!  Thanks!  Love y’all  xxx

P.S.  Will cheer myself up later today with a trip to Priceline who are currently doing 40% off cosmetics – woop woop!!!  AND Asos.com is doing 20% off too!!  Promo code TWOUP!  You’re welcome 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day!

heart photo, make-up for Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Apologies for the lack of blog posts this week and I will get the photos and swatches of L’Oreal Caresse Shine glosses up by the end of this week – but I have been busy working on a new design for the blog.  Let me know what you think of the colour scheme.  And I have also been using up my creative juices for *something potentially special* – will let you know if it develops into *something special*.

If you’re wondering about the lippy shade I am wearing – it is Juicy Red Lips in this video – basically Rimmel London’s Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick #10 plus Natio Rich Colour Creme Gloss in Alive.

Anyway, regardless of whether you’re single / attached / in a complicated relationship, I hope you have a LOVELY day whatever you get up to this Valentine’s Day.  I have already got my Husband’s V-Day pressie sorted – I am going to SMS him with a picture of me in sexy lingerie with cleavage out and in a slutty “Come hither” pose…right about..now!  Sexting – it’s fun!  LOL!

Speak soon,

Ling x

2013 will be my year…

2013 will be my year

I can feel it in my bones – 2013 will be my year…AND YOURS TOO!

Happy 2013 to all of you beautiful peeps out there!  I want to thank all the lovely ladies* who took their time to send me lovely encouraging messages from blog comments to Tweets to Facebook messages to emails to SMS to Whatsapps in regards to my previous post.  They genuinely helped put a big smile on my face.

As for my progress, I am getting there…but it still hurts.  To be honest, I over-estimated my healing abilities because I thought I would be back to my regular beauty blogging self, but I won’t lie.  I am not ready yet.  Tomorrow marks the 3rd week since our loss.  I just feel like I can’t beauty blog and talk passionately about beauty products when my heart is elsewhere at the moment.

And yep, you guessed it, I still have the hairiest upper lip!!!  And I have been wearing the daggiest clothes sans makeup!!!

But I did paint my nails the other day (OPI Passion as seen in photo) so I’ll get there eventually!

I won’t apologise for extending my blog break because I need it to heal emotionally.  It’s amazing how much healing occurs when you spend time with loved ones and doing things you love.  My Mum has been cooking all my favourite foods including sweet and sour pork!!  Woohoo!  I am also going to get her to teach me to carve a carrot into a rose (see photo).

I’m going to Hong Kong next week and yay, I’ll get to see my Dad there.  Retail and food therapy, I’m comin’!!!!

Be back soon *pinky promise*

*Thank you all you lovely ladies who wrote me messages <3 <3 (I promise this list will be updated every time I get a new message, but if I forgot to pop down your name, please forgive me) :

Norlin, Ling 2, Shameless Quirks, Evelyn, Paris B, Tine, Shivani, Rin, Sydney Shop Girl, The Made Up Maiden, Narelle Rock, Sarah, Shellie, Plue, Vita, Di, kerker, Dempeaux, Lilit, coco, Saera, Wendy, Anna M, Rachel, Rachel, Megan, Miss Kitty, Ashlynn, Libby, Helen, Kay, Nadia, Rachel, Dayani, Annabella, beetrice, Emmabovary, Emily Quak, Rebecca Chan, @Sweetaholic, @CLovevintage, @theladida, @chloeblue2005, @ThruBeautyEyes, @ashashake, @kitjoegia, @CrashingRed, @keepingupwitht, @SeducedByBeauti, @MissMizchelle, @audra_james, @bloss59, @Gloss_Queen, @jadegrrrl, @reeseatomic, @thecatspjsblog, @wendiie_x, @IshahxBeauty @RosemarySlade, Kristine Simmonds, Melissa O’Brien, Diana, HL – the only guy thus far 😉, Ben Mayor – the only PR thus far 😉, @NivaJean, Kimmi, E-von, Mandy, Yann, Joline Melina, Rinnah, M&L, Catherine aka Khatsii, Cynthia, Tabitha, Marnie, Katie Tang, @Makeupandcoffee, @_MissLexi, @melludee_x, Gilly, @Aysh_tmb, Julie, Alfie and of course, my close family and friends who already know who they are.

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