I’m trying to grow everything.

It began with randomly trying to propagate my money tree. We’d just re-organised my desk area and I put my little money tree nodes into a mason jar and put it by the windowsill (you can see it in the background of these photos).

Unfortunately, being so close to the window burned some of its leaves because the sun gets very strong towards the afternoon, so I moved it to the top of my bookshelf instead.

I thought it’d died. But lo and behold! It’s starting to grow roots! The main stem has started to grow a whole host of roots, and even the leaf nodes have started to show signs of sprouting roots.

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I finally snapped.

I did it. I finally snapped. I couldn’t take it anymore. It was way too hot and my hair was way too long with way too many split ends… so, last night, I finally went at it with a pair of craft scissors – the same pair I used to cut my hubby’s hair a few weeks prior.

We went from this:

To this:

To this:

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Beauty: Current Faves

Believe it or not, the above two photos were taken within minutes from one another and both in the same room, and neither were taken with the lights on. Ah, the magic of sitting by the window vs not haha.

Today was a day where I felt a rare burst of productivity and energy when I woke up and I liked the way my skin looked after having done my 5-step Korean skincare routine (okay so it’s more like 5-7 steps depending on when you do it) so I decided to put on some make-up. And take this opportunity to write about a few of my favourite products.

In these pictures I am wearing:

No Poreblem Primer (part of the Korean skincare routine)
Billion Dollar Brows Mad About Brows eyebrow liner*
Lord & Berry Line/Shade eyeliner in Dark Black*
Annayake 24hr Nude Moisturizing Veil in Clair (kinda like BB Cream – it’s very lightweight, comes out dark but then magically matches your skin tone once on)*
– Physicians Formula Bronze Booster (apparently discontinued – similar)*
– Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte lipstick in shade 342
– Mac Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul
Blinc Mascara
Items marked * were gifted to me back when I worked in the industry (yep, they’re old. I probably shouldn’t be using them but I like them and don’t want to waste them) and to be honest, I never knew the value of these until now. Oh my gosh some of them are PRICEY O_O

But we’re not here to talk about all of those. We are here to talk about these three beauties:

The last 3 on my list; I absolutely adore these and I’ll tell you why.

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September Sun in Santa Barbara

There are simply too many photos to share, and I’m majorly behind on blogging.  I don’t want to forget recent events because I’ve delayed writing about them for so long, so looks like the plan is to squish the rest of my States trip into one or two more posts, and start writing about recent stuff.

Sit tight, this one’s a long one and very photo-heavy!

8th Sept – Final Day in LA

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LA Part II – Celeb Spotting (sorta…)

My boyfriend is arriving… TOMORROW!  I’m not quite sure I’m able to contain my excitement, but I’ll try so I can sleep and not look like a zombie tomorrow :)  I don’t want to fall too far behind blogging again or I’ll have no motivation to blog once he arrives.  When I have too much stuff to do I just want to do nothing.  So let’s get this post up, eh?

Meanwhile in LA…

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