August empties!

  1. First aid beauty facial wash – i bought this at $20+ from Sephora after setting off a $10 value card which I won in a giftaway.  I only like the fact that it is value for money which lasted me more than a year. Other than that, it’s just another facial wash. 

2. Nivea deodorant – I like the fact that it is very easy to use (just aim and spray) and won’t leave your armpits feeling wet like those normal deodorant roller ball. However, I don’t like the scent of it as it smells like a deodorant. Haha. If you know of similiar product but with a better scent, do let me know!

3. Gatsby hair wax – I always buy this from Watsons. Not that it’s cheaper but it’s fixed price at $9.90. So I might as well use my loyalty card to chalk some Watsons points. I have repurchase so many times reason being it is very easy to wash away the wax and it doesn’t have a weird hair wax smell.  Definitely will repurchase it. 

4. Clarins double serum – My third and last bottle. I don’t see any effect on my face at all and given its hefty price, I will not repurchase it again. Will need to find a cheaper alternative. 


shortest trip ever to bangkok!

We were suppose to go to Bangkok for our annual management conference on the third week of August. So the plan was to arrive in Bangkok on Tuesday and fly back to Singapore on Sunday.

But on Monday, news were everywhere on social media saying that  a bomb exploded in Bangkok and I realised that it was very near the hotel that we were staying.  As there were no news whether the conference will be proceeding or cancelled, the four of us (with 2 other colleagues) including Al bit the bullet and flew there on Tuesday morning.

Everything looked normal except for tighter security at the airport and the hotel.  After we settled in our hotel, Al and I went for a haircut at Central Embassy, visited a tailor and had a late night dinner at a Bangkok style zichar place near Terminal 21.  It was all good until my colleague got a phone call from the management conference team asking us to look for them at the conference venue when we are back in the hotel.  However, it was late when we got back to the hotel and we saw them the next day morning.  The team advised us to fly back earlier as there were subsequent bombing incident.  Even though we felt safe in Bangkok but I received messages from my family and some concerned friends telling us to be safe, it seems not right to stay there longer.  So we decided to change our flight to Saturday.  After which, we continued with our usual Bangkok activities (what else but eating, shopping and massage) and my colleague got another phone call from the team and told him that the venue of the conference will be changed to Singapore on Friday.  WHAT!!??  And so after much deliberation, we decided to head back to Singapore earlier and the team got our flight changed for the second time to return on Thursday.

Oh well, at least we get to relax for 3 days while most of colleagues were slogging away in the office. Opps.  


July empties!

 1. Watsons multipurpose solution for washing contact lenses – cheap and good. It doesn’t irritate my eyes at all not like some expensive ones.  Sometimes when Watsons is having promotion, you can get them at 3 x $15.90 and the second but at 50% off.

2. Cielo – I thought that a tube like this would last me at least 3-4 dyes but no, I even had problem getting the product out at the second dye.  I won’t repurchase it even though it may the easiest to use so far but the price does not justify the number of dyes that I got.

3. Lancôme foundation – I was not a big fan of this but it was my first liquid foundation and I was determined to finish it so that I can move on with the other two which I hoarded when I was very into makeup a year ago. It does not break me out. It gives me an even color with just one application.  No major complain about this liquid foundation except for the fact that my face still gets oily after 4 hours of application. But I guess it’s more of a problem of my skin. Heh.

4. Clarins advanced extra firming eye contour serum and cream – I love them both. Product quickly absorbed into the eye area.  I don’t have much fine lines at my eye area and no puffiness whatsoever and I think these products could be the reason.  That being said, I don’t think they help with the dark circles.

On a side note, I have been into minimalism which led me to spending only on daily essentials.  Although I am not entirely successful but I think I am getting there.  If you guys are not sure what is minimalism, I would suggest you to look up Youtube videos and I guaranteed that you are most likely to be inspired.


My parents finally ‘get rid’ of all of us.  My youngest brother got married and it was a joyful event for the family.  I am so happy that he found his life partner.  Our family adores her and I wish them happiness forever.  


Saturday Club: Part 2

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Apparently, the case is not closed. To maintain transparency, here are the 2 emails that were sent to me. The first, by Agent 2, was sent on the same day, 29 Jun:


I don’t get it. How difficult is it to send an envelope? Will it cost your company a huge amount of money to mail out that one envelope? And I still don’t get it – I sent you a picture of the faulty zip. Why do you need it back for ‘identification purpose’? To make sure that the dress is really from Saturday Club? Very odd.

The next day, I saw an unfamiliar missed call number on my phone. I do not return unfamiliar numbers. Then I saw this email:


Quote: We strive to achieve satisfaction for every customer.

Sorry, but this is too hilarious. Whatever happened to “striving for satisfaction” the first few times I wrote to…

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Saturday Club: A review

miss ene and the boy

Warning: Long ranting entry ahead.

I recently had an appalling experience with an online clothing retailer and it riled me up enough to blog about it so here goes.

Note: What you see in this entry are screen-shot from actual email exchanges. The only thing that I edited was my real name and in its place, “miss ene” is used.

28 May 2015

I purchased 3 items of clothing from Saturday Club, an online clothing shop. I just tried to look for the “About Us” button on their website but couldn’t find it. According to their Facebook page, they were founded in December 2012 and this is what they say about themselves:

“SaturdayClub started with the intention of dressing young people who are engaged with their culture.To meet their needs, SaturdayClub takes the latest global trends, mixing them with street influences and reworks them into comfortable and easy to…

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June empties!

 Finished three full size products this month.

1. Kiehl’s rare earth pore cleansing masque – this is my second tub and it lasted me for about 2 years.  For a $40+ product, I think its very very worth it.  It always brighten and smoothen my skin after use.  Although there is some slight itchiness during application, I guess the masque is working hard to get rid the stuff off my skin to brighten it and make it flawless! I love it so much that I am going to repurchase this again and again.

2. Clarins one-step gentle exfoliating cleanser with orange extract – this is also my second or maybe third one.  This exfoliater is very gentle and it does not cause any dryness even though I use it every day.  And I love the smell of it.  Defintely will repurchase.

3. Silky girl eyebrow pencil – no special love for it except for the fact that it comes with the spooly.  The color did not exactly match my black brows but I am not complaining as it costs less than $10 and lasted me for at least 3 months (used daily).  I will purchase when Watsons is having the buy 2 get 1 free promotion again.

I am looking forward to my July empties.  There is one product which took me years to finish and I am darn proud of myself.