Life in Pictures – September 2014


prettymom • 2014-10-02 • Comments (6)

Nowadays I’m less active on twitter because most of people I follow aren’t very active over there anymore. It’s quite lonely on that realm. Anyone feel this way?

I’m more active on Instagram. There are less interactions on Instagram but it’s a different story. It’s easy to snap and upload (of course I do some extra works of putting them in grids and add watermarks in between). Besides “a picture says a thousand words”, Instagram doesn’t seem to limit text input to 140 characters only when I need to babble.

Here’s a compilation / selection of what I Instagramed last month.


Continue to show off my love of lipsticks!

Look Good... Feel Better - Dream week - 7 days of lipstick

Earlier this month I participated on #7daysoflipsticks and had a great time looking for bold and bright lipsticks to wear. I posted about this great cause so I won’t repeat it here.

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After wearing bold and colorful lips for a while, I’m now into stained lips. Stained lips look is great for those who are afraid of wearing bold and colorful lips. I’m not afraid of bold and colorful lips but it’s a nice change to look more subtle. I think it goes better with my usual minimal makeup face.

Besides, it’s spring and everything looks better softer.


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September 2014 Empties


prettymom • 2014-09-30 • Comments (0)

sept 14 emties

Did the first month of spring end too soon before it even feels like a spring? Ok, we finally did get warmer on the last days of the month, but according to the weatherman the mercury will drop again.

Only 3 items this months again.

Daiso Neck Gel

Another item I’ve had for quite a while. It was put aside as it wasn’t doing anything significant but I found it on the to-be-emptied stash and decided I better finish it anyway to add to my empties list. It’s not doing anything except it feels quite cooling when massage onto the neck. Oh well, it’s so cheap, nothing to loose.

Goat Moisturising Conditioner

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Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish in 174 Purple Sugar


prettymom • 2014-09-27 • Comments (0)

I love Essence nail polishes. They’re cheap. They can last at 3-4 days with minor housework done with minimal chipping. Most don’t require top coat to stay shiny (I’m lazy and would love not doing the extra final step). The wide brush makes it easy to apply. And oh, did I say they’re cheap?

Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish in 174 Purple Sugar

Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish in 174 Purple Sugar

Essence Colour & Go Nail Polish in 174 Purple Sugar. It’s a pretty pinky purply shade, a perfect color for spring!

Besides it’s color of the year. Based on my research, it’s officially called Radiant Orchid. “A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emnates great joy, love and health.”

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Dirty Works Coconut Body Butter


prettymom • 2014-09-25 • Comments (0)

Previously I posted review of affordable body scrubs by Dirty Works, which I was quite impressed. In general, I’m easily impressed with anything cheap and good. Here’s another product from the range that I purchased with the scrubs a while ago when it was discounted from the already affordable price tag.

Dirty Works Coconut Body Butter

Dirty Works That Fiji Feeling Coconut Body Butter. I can’t remember the exact price but it’s under A$10.

Dirty Works Coconut Body Butter

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L’Oreal Paris Excellence Creme in 5.6 Rich Auburn


prettymom • 2014-09-23 • Comment (1)

I desperately needed to cover greys that has grown about almost an inch. After previous failed attempt, I decided to used something that’s known to work in the past. Well, most permanent colors I’ve used work great with grey coverages. It was unfortunate it didn’t work last time.

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L’Oreal Paris Excellence Creme hair color in 5.6 Rich Auburn. This normally RRP at A$19.95. As usual, I bought it when it was discounted to A$10. I can’t remember where I bought it. I usually stock up hair colors when they’re discounted at stores like Chemist Warehouse or Priceline, or any pharmacies.

I’ve used hair color from this range in the past, but  I can’t remember if I have previously used this shade.

I think this has been repackaged because I don’t recall it had a protective serum. See the small tube in the front row in above photo? That. It’s the step 1, to be applied on ‘fragile’ parts of  hair (ie lengths and ends), and to be left in while applying the hair color.

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