Monday, 26 January 2015

Zoella Beauty Range

Hey, I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!!!! Can't believe I took around 2 weeks to recover. Seriously -__-'''

After giving much thought, I've decided to turn Hints of Peppermint to a beauty blog. It's weird I know since my passion is not just beauty but other stuff as well (like food o_O). Its probably because I feel that I can relate better to beauty and I do have more knowledge in describing beauty stuff rather than food.

But fear not my lovely people as if I find something interesting to blog (like a vacation or food) I'll squeeze into this blog besides posting my usual Monday and Thursday routine post.

Alright, with that out of the way, I wanna mention something about the Zoella Beauty Range.

I freakin' LOVE it!!!

Something about the range just shouts pink and girly which is totally up my alley. Its a pity that so many of the items sold out (during the time of my purchase which is a few days after its launched) and a couple of them unable to be shipped to Singapore (i.e. Body mist). 

So I manage to get myself a makeup pouch (how cute does it look!!) and Soak Opera (can be used as a bubble bath or shower gel). Look at them... So cute aren't they?

A close up on the guinea pig with specs :D

If you are interested, they are sold in Superdrug in the UK and also online at Her products are absolutely affordable too. 

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

3 Reasons to Take A Break From Blogging

First of all, I would like to apologise. Sorry. 

If you are an avid reader of mine then you might have noticed that I didn't post anything on this blog last Monday. Not upholding my blogging integrity it seemed. 

Seriously, this week has been such a low morale and unmotivated week. Couldn't get my chin up to complete important tasks or accomplish something significant (say, staying healthy!?). Its just a bummer for the past few days and my blog has taken a toll too (although weird enough that I'm still quite active on INSTAGRAM). 

Thus, I have decided to take a break from blogging, maybe for a week or two. 

Before everyone starts getting jumpy and annoyed or even start criticizing me being lazy, here are 3 reasons that Bloggers should take a break from blogging occasionally. 

1. Life is overwhelming
When there's just too many things to do and you don't know where to start, the overwhelmed feeling will come haunting you. With the oncoming waves of work load and personal chores, sometimes I'm chocked with emotions and I just couldn't breathe. Maybe this is what people call a panic attack? I just need my me-time to calm down and you know, sort thing out. 

Image source: Odds and Pots

2. Humans are not machine
When you start feeling lethargic and depress while staring at your blogging editor page, you know its time to take a breather. Do keep in mind that we are not machine and its not like we are programmed to churn ideas 24/7 or work our butts off round the clock. We need rest (heck even machines need rest and maintenance) to recover our body and soul. Juggling both my day time job and maintaining my blog lead to constant stress and that stress itself is starting to take a toll not just on my well being but also to those around me. Hence, it is crucial that sometimes a break is needed once in a while.

3. Plan for a Better Future
The sense of being lost in such a huge blogosphere is normal. When there are literally millions of blogs out there with better content quality or more followers can be really daunting at times. When you take a break and slow down a little, you might be able to think clearer (instead of being too caught up with the pace) and plan ahead. Use the time to plan what might do good for your blog or maybe where you want your blog to head say in the next 3 years. I'm deciding now whether to turn this blog into an official beauty blog. I mean, I like blogging about food and other non-beauty related stuff so this will be a huge challenge for me to step out of my comfort zone. We'll see....

Phew, I certainly did not intend to write such a long post but there we go. Hope that you guys can understand my need for a break from blogging. I won't be away for too long I promise. Once I've sort things out, I'll be back to my normal blogging self, or maybe with more creative juices flowing. Stay tune guys ^_^

Oh, and thanks for being with me through thick and thin. Appreciate it with all my heart.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

First Empties of 2015

OMG!!! Can't believe I have used up so many stuff (well alright, I might have been accumulating these stuff for quite a while now) which is a good thing by the way, and there's still more to come. So, if you are curious as to what I use in my daily life, here's what I have finish up using. Most of the stuff can be found at your local pharmacy/drugstore so no worries.

Also, in case you are wondering the purpose of this post, it is more to let myself know how much I have consumed over the months and what should not be repurchased if I don't like them.

Yankee Candle Fresh Cut Roses candle (recommended), Rexona Powder Dry deodorant, Kerastase Bain Stimuliste shampoo, Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate hand cream, Phyto conditioner and Etude House lip balm

Rexona Powder Dry deodorant, Fresh Sugar Lychee shower gel (recommended), Ref.551 conditioner, Laline In Between shower mousse, Kerastase Curl Protect conditioner, Caudalie Moisturising toner

Lucido-l Hair Make Supplement hair mist, Nuxe Micellar cleansing foam, Redken All Soft conditioner, Neutrogena Hydro Boost sunscreen (recommended)

Lancome Hydra Zen moisturiser (recommended), Sun Shades sunscreen lotion, Neutrogena Deep Clean cleansing lotion, Mentholatum Sunplay Body Mist sunblock

Benefit Foamingly Clean facial wash, Ref.432 spray conditioner, Fuente Vita Voltage shampoo

Loreal Vitamino Colour hair mask, Biore UV Aqua Rich sunscreen (recommended and love to death), Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch sunblock

Monday, 5 January 2015

5 Things I'm Grateful For Today

1. That I can afford doctor visits and medicines when I'm ill (yeah, down with stomach viral infection).

2. To still be alive after making frequent business trip. Condolences to family of passengers on Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia.

3. To not be in debt (or owe future debts) in order to buy a house and plan a wedding. We can definitely afford to built our future family ^_^ (so excited). 

4. To have people who genuinely loved and care about me when I'm sick (refer to point 1).

5. Last but not least, to have the opportunity to meddle with Social Medias, Blogs, Youtube and all those internet things which makes a great outlet for me to share things that I love (i.e. makeup, food etc) and open my eyes to the unknown world (who would have known that a Tibetan Mastiff is almost as large as a full grown man). 

Now's your turn. What are you grateful for today?