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DIY: Honey Face Wash

Honey has been in our kitchen cupboards since we were children. Little did we know, now that we are all grown up and have started to care about the way we look, that this jar of honey would be a miracle product for our skin. A honey face wash actually boasts of a number of benefits for our skin. Keep in mind though that you can’t just use any jar of honey you see lying around in the kitchen. You will need to use raw honey. If you already have that, then great. If not, go get one! You will not regret it. :) Raw honey is unheated, unpasteurized, and unprocessed honey.  Continue reading

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Handmade with Love by Liz

I got word today that the boxes we had shipped from Singapore will be delivered to our house tomorrow. Yeyy!!! *imaginary cartwheels* That means one thing, I’m finally going to be reunited with my sewing machines! :D

To be honest, I’ve been really bored here with just doing housework. I’ve always been the type of person that needs to do something productive, or I literally go crazy. So when I was advised by my doctors to resign from my job in IT to be able to conceive, I knew I needed to find something to do to keep my sane. That’s when I decided with a friend to start a small business, called Little Luli (please support the brand by liking the page! :) ). Okay okay, starting a business was way more stressful than my IT job, but the difference was, I was happy with what I was doing. :) Anyway, in Little Luli, we designed and created clothes for toddlers from 2 to 6 years old.But at the same time, we were also creating handmade products. My biz partner was creating headpieces for little girls and bow ties for little boys, while I was making crib shoes and baby dresses that matched them. Unfortunately, I had to leave Little Luli since the hubby and I have relocated to New Zealand. Leaving Little Luli was heartbreaking, as it was my biz partner’s and I’s baby. We built that brand from bottom up, and it was not easy.  Continue reading

Battle of the Boxes

My flatmate and I were discussing these beauty boxes over breakfast this morning. We both saw this Facebook ad about a particular beauty box, and because we are both low on EQ, we were both giddy talking about these surprise boxes. The particular ad that we saw was for the Goodie Box. And she was telling me about how tempted she is to subscribe, but was skeptical about whether she can cancel at anytime, or if she can just subscribe for a month or two. So, I told her I had not much to do today, except probably do some ironing, and I’d do some research about this beauty box, and if there are other choices out there. Continue reading

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Brand of the Month: Supré

I’ve recently discovered an Australian brand that I just ultimately adore!! Coming from a tropical country, I only have a few pieces of clothing that’s appropriate for the chilly (now cold!) weather here in New Zealand. Bored on a weekend, we decided to take a drive down to Sylvia Park, one of the largest shopping centers here in Auckland. Since we weren’t familiar with the store layouts yet, we went to every turn and went up to all escalators we saw, just to be familiar with the mall. Continue reading

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Lunch in Wynyard Quarter

Last Saturday, we met up with some of the hubby’s friends, who introduced us to Wynyard Quarter, a really eclectic area here in Auckland. We first had lunch in Thai Street, which, apparently, was owned by a Filipino married to a Thai. The food was delicious, and I would definitely come back for their Pad Thai! (Now I’m hungry.) Continue reading

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Travel Tips: Paris, mon chéri!

I know this post is really really late! I’ve been setting this post aside for a while now, and totally forgot about it. It’s been 5 months since we visited Paris, but I still remember the place like we were there yesterday. I loved Paris, not only because I finally saw the sights that I used to only see in movies, but also because I loved the architecture. I’ve always been a fan of architecture in the olden days, be it Medieval, Renaissance, or Baroque. So, just walking on the streets of Paris was already an eye-gasm (yes, I made up that word). Continue reading

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Easter Holiday 2015 (Part 4)

Flea markets are a big thing here in New Zealand. I guess it’s because they are blessed with beautiful weather 90% of the time. So, when we were in Rotorua, we also visited their local flea market which was held in a park. We had breakfast in the market (or more like lunch since we ate rice! :D ), and checked out the booths. Most were food trucks and fresh produce, but there were also a few selling clothes and vintage items. Continue reading

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Easter Holiday 2015 Part 2

After stopping at the Tyburn Monastery, we headed to our hotel in Rotorua. I still had some free nights in my Accor Hotels membership, so I decided to use one of them for this trip. Everybody warned us that Rotorua smelled like rotten eggs because of the geothermal activity in the region, but what was weird was that it only smelled like rotten eggs inside the lobby of our hotel! When we went outside of the hotel, the air smelled Continue reading