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A question of budget! (makeup choices!)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

I'm so happy now! In fact, I'm thrilled because I just bought a Laneige makeup set! Laneige is from Korea. It consists of 3 mini lipsticks, and 4 shimmery eyeshadows. I decided to buy this set because I loved the colors. The lipsticks are pinkish (3 different shades) and I think would go well with my complexion. I'm Chinese and have a kinda medium tone skin. I'm not too dark but I'm not really fair either. I suppose you could call me medium fair; but not dark enough to be olive.

This set set is only available during this Christmas season and already the one I bought is the 2nd last set! The salesgirl told me that these Christmas sets sell very fast and they have very limited stocks! Already this is the first day of the Christmas sales but the sets have already started selling before the official start of the Christmas sales. I'm glad that I booked my set the moment I saw the catalog ads!!!!

Well, that's Laneige! I saw another offer from Estee Lauder. You only get to purchase this set only if you buy something else (purchase with purchase). This set is more value for money, I suppose (8 matte eyeshadows, one full sized lipstick, one lip pencil, and a few other things); but you can only purchase this set for an additional RM120 only if you spend like RM200+ first on something else. So, in total, you will have to spend at least RM300! I can't justify spending that much money on vanity items! LOL! But my Laneige set only cost me RM120 only without other conditions and I got some free samples for the BB cushion foundation as well; as well as small bottles of the toner and moisturiser (one each).

I suppose the Estee Lauder offer was more value for money. But I prefer the Laneige colors better. And with the Estee Lauder package, you will need to spend like 3 times more (because if I pick the Estee Lauder offer, I will most probably buy a bottle of perfume for like RM300 plus!!!! And then get the makeup set for an ADDITIONAL RM120!!! Yikes!!!! I don't have that much cash!). So, I'll just content myself with my little Laneige Winter Wonderland Makeup Palette!!!!

Whew!!!! It's tough being a woman, isn't it!!!!???

  
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CHRIAMARIA1983 12/17/2013 2:46PM

    And what a blessing to have the money to make these purchases!


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MYAKAYAH 11/18/2013 12:59PM

    Hey Elaine
Glad to see you thought out your makeup purchase and you are happy with what your bought. I don't buy expensive makeup sets but this past year I bought a neutral makeup palate in lip shades (a 4 pack of browns) and an eye shadow pack (18 shades of browns, gold, rust) Together both sets cost me $25 USD. I need to get myself a good set of Makeup brushes though soon! I like makeup very simple and easy to deal with. I am a ginger with my red hair and green eyes (I look somewhat similar to the actress Julianne Moore if you know of her.)

I don't bite with offers of makeup that you need to buy other things to get something you really wanted instead. I find that fairly dishonest in some way deep in my heart. Enjoy the makeup~ emoticon

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LALMEIDA 11/17/2013 11:35PM

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MISSDAISY23 11/16/2013 6:40PM

    Hi Elaine, emoticon

I, too, believe you have made the right choice! Just enjoy life as it is too precious!

Take care & have a fabulous day! emoticon

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Daisy


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FENWAYGIRL18 11/16/2013 5:49PM

    It sounds like you made the right choice as you'd of spent double or triple the money if you had to buy purchase to purchase... Enjoy your new set, it's tough to be a woman sometimes but it can be fun too! emoticon

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SONICB 11/16/2013 8:57AM

    Yeah, I just do not relate to this entry at all. But glad that you are happy with your purchase!

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Shoulders aching because of Pilates workout yesterday evening!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

I woke up with aching shoulders this morning because of the 40 minute Pilates workout yesterday evening (Saturday). I think I'll just walk today to get my cardio in. I don't think I can do another pushup today, my arms are aching so bad.......sigh!

I barely made it to church this morning because my bed felt so comfortable!!! LOL!!! I was thinking : "Maybe I'll skip church today because I want to sleep in!"; but my better half won, and I forced myself up to get ready for church. I barely made it, I was like 5 minutes late and missed the first half of the first worship song!

But at least I listened the the sermon today. Does your mind wander during each sermon? Mine does and I have to force my mind back to concentrate on the sermon! I even struggle to do my daily quiet time with the Lord. I also sometimes forget to say grace before meals, but I am getting better at it though...........

  
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MISSDAISY23 11/10/2013 9:43PM

    Good for you as you made it to church. I could not fall asleep last night, so we did not make it to church today.


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KITT52 11/10/2013 6:15AM

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A Belated Bday Surprise!!!!

Saturday, November 02, 2013

I went for dialysis as usual this Friday. I really didn't expect it. At around 5pm, when I had like 30 minutes of treatment more to go, the light suddenly went off. I thought that we had a power failure or something.

Suddenly, the nurses started to sing the bday song! My bday was last Thursday actually. But the nurse that bought the cake was on leave till today! It was a becreamed and chocolate flake sprinkle concoction! Honestly, the cake was like one third whipped cream!!!!

I was so naughty, I had 3 helpings of the cake!!! It was delicious!!!! I have a great weakness for cream cakes. That's why I don't have it often!!! Otherwise I'll be a lot fatter than I am now!!! As it is, I already have a pouchy tummy! But you just can't have cake for dinner. I felt like a burger later that night, so my Mom treated me to McD's!

I had a big and tasty burger and a large fries; except that I split the fries with my Mom, who also loves fries. I ordered a small coffee for her but they got the order wrong, and my Mom had 12oz coffee instead (the big one). Because I ordered the large McValue meal, I opted for a large orange juice instead of a large coke. I only drank one third of it and gave the rest to my brother, who had just finished his shift! He must have been thirsty because he took like less than 5 minutes to finish the entire cup (or rather 2 thirds of a cup!).

I brought the remains of the cake home yesterday but since my brother didn't want it, I finished it this afternoon. I had a very good sleep! I woke up around 2pm today!!!! I'm usually extra tired on a Friday, being the 3rd and last treatment of the week and all!

It was such a nice surprise!!! I thought they had forgotten my bday but they didn't!!!! It's so nice to be thought of!!!!

  
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MISSCUS 11/7/2013 9:52PM

    Nice BDay!

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MYAKAYAH 11/5/2013 8:15AM

    Gracious I would of had sugar buzz, but it was nice of them to surprise you belatedly for your birthday! emoticon

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KKKAREN 11/3/2013 8:54AM

    sounds like a great surprise!

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MISSDAISY23 11/2/2013 9:23PM

    That was indeed a very pleasant surprise for you! emoticon


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LARISSA238 11/2/2013 4:23PM

    That's so sweet of them! Happy belated birthday!

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NANCYRUBIO 11/2/2013 11:47AM

    I am glad you ate 3 pieces in front of them. That meant the Idea of Bday was appreicated. Hope about sending them a Thank you to show them home greatful you were. Although 3 pieces shoud have showed them all. emoticon Sorry I am always being a mother hen.

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EVIE4NOW 11/2/2013 10:06AM

  Belated happy birthday. Nice way to celebrate.

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SONICB 11/2/2013 10:00AM

    That was so nice of them! I'm glad you had a good time. :)

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My Treat! or Rather, Treats!!!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

I spent the day at the mall today and spent a little more than a hundred ringgit. Actually, I spent a little more than RM120, that's about USD40. I bought some moisturizer for RM24.50, 2 pairs of low rise panties for RM39, a pair of lovely earrings for RM32.40 (10% off for members, thank God I remembered my member card!), and RM19.80 for 230 grams of Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies!

I only got the cookies because the salesgirl was so nice to me! She let me try 3 variants without charge. In other words, she gave me 3 cookies on the house! I felt bad not buying anything. As 100 grams was not enough if I wanted to share them with my family, I decided to buy 200 grams, and I even got an extra 30 grams just because it was a Thursday. Apparently, they were having an anniversary promotion! An extra 50 grams on Tuesdays or an extra 30 grams on Thursdays if you buy at least 200 grams!

Imagine, it's not like I bought a truckload of stuff! I mean, I only bought like 4 items and I spent more than RM120! Even if you went grocery shopping here, you can easily spend more than RM200! I shudder to think about parents with little children! No wonder there are so many double income families! You just can't survive on one income in this case!

  
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MISSCUS 11/4/2013 11:42PM

    Glad you had a fun shopping day. Free cookies, WOW!
You're right, prices are rising a lot. I'[ve really noticed it these past few months too.

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CHICA_BORICUA 11/1/2013 7:03AM

  emoticon and you feel wonderful!

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NANCYRUBIO 10/31/2013 2:09PM

    Good blog, great comment.

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FEMISLIM 10/31/2013 9:00AM

    Great!!!

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KELLIEBEAN 10/31/2013 8:26AM

    Sounds like a fun day out. It's odd to see any one-income family these days. It's unfortunate!

I'm glad you had a good day!

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A Treat on a Rainy Day!!!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

I was bored out of my skull today. I couldn't really go for my usual walk because it was raining, it had been raining for hours and looked like it will be raining for hours more. I figured that the dessert stand near my house would be quiet because most Malaysians don't like going out in the rain. AND I had a craving for a waffle with banana, vanilla ice-cream and butterscotch sauce! I don't get this craving often but today, it came on so strong and just couldn't be ignored.

So I dug out some spare cash that I have and took an umbrella and walked to the dessert stand. When I got there, there was only one other customer other than me. Even the cafe next door was quiet. I ordered my waffle and requested extra butterscotch sauce. He even gave me extra slice banana! Yummmmm! Yummmmm! My Mom cooked rice vermicilli today. I'm not overly fond of such dishes. So I ate a small bowl then went for my waffle! It certainly hit the spot!

Yesterday, I did 40 minute of Pilates. Right now, I'm still feeling the DOMS! I will have to do a DVD workout either tomorrow morning or on Tuesday evening, if I can't wake up early tomorrow!

Have you been getting strong cravings for anything?

  
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MISSDAISY23 10/28/2013 8:31PM

    Hi Elaine, emoticon

Sounds so yummy! My cravings is for authentic Malaysian foods! emoticon

Take care & have a fabulous day! emoticon

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Daisy


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WENDYJM4 10/28/2013 7:48AM

    sounds good

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LOSER05 10/27/2013 12:49PM

    yum, you deserve a dessert every now and then emoticon

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MYAKAYAH 10/27/2013 8:26AM

    I'm thinking of adding Pilates to my rotation, how do you find it works out for you? I don't really get cravings for any food minus chocolate when its that time. I think it may have something to do with being pretty much vegan though. Happy Sunday~

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NANCYRUBIO 10/27/2013 7:46AM

    What a good daughter you are. Must admit waffle sounded great...CARMEL SAUcE--such a treat. Don't crave anthing different. Perhaps the rain makes a difference. emoticon

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