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Lazada Birthday Sale 2020 haul: Elizabeth Arden Surprise Box and stuff

Helloooo I know it’s been forever. To cut a long story short, writing that pays the bills and allows me to indulge in shopping (hence this post) has to take precedence over blogging and leisure writing. And all my free time is spent on reading and hamsters 😆

Anyway, I have been working from home since Dorscon Orange. There are both pros and cons but I ain’t complaining. One of the best things is the time saved on commuting, which means I have more time for books and Netflix. I have also been shopping way too much.

Lazada birthday sale 2020

Lazada had its annual birthday sale on 27 March, and I couldn’t help buying things I know I don’t need (but want). Just wanted to share the stuff I bought because I was trying to Google what the Surprise Boxes contained but realised there were very few unboxing reviews online. Hopefully this will give some insight to those wondering!

Not exactly a haul because I already have too much stuff (e.g. 4 sunscreens, don’t ask why) and tried to exercise self-restrain. Errr it was partially successful.

1. Lazada x Elizabeth Arden Skincare Surprise Box ($28)

Lazada x Elizabeth Arden Skincare Box

Elizabeth Arden usually releases two kind of surprise boxes on Shopee and Lazada during festive sales: 1) Skincare 2) Beauty/Makeup which are each priced at $28. The annoying thing about Lazada is they charge another $1.49 for door delivery.

The items in this skincare surprise box are:

– Visible Whitening Brightening Hydragel Cream (worth $108)
– Visible Difference Skin Balancing Exfoliating Cleanser 125ml (worth $43)
– Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Serum (sample size of 7 capsules)
– Prevage Anti-aging Daily Serum (sample size of 5ml)

What a steal! Very pleased with the contents are the items happen to be for my skin type (combination) and stuff I can see myself using.

2. Laura Ashley Scented Room Spray 100ml ($14)

Laura Ashley Scented Room Spray

Laura Ashley was having 50% off so I bought a Sweet Pea & Freesia room spray that’s originally priced at $28. So in love with the pretty glass bottle and the scent!

And yes I totally do not need this because I already have multiple scented candles (surprisingly lasting), a reed diffuser, and a lavender pillow spray to “help me sleep better” (when I am perfectly aware that the best solution is to sleep early instead of 3am).

3. Hotel Pillow Protector ($5.60)

hotel pillow protector lazada

Errr just because? I bought 2 pieces for a total of $11.20. The quality is very legit and I placed a faux silk pillow case ($3) that I got from Shopee over it.

Interesting thing is I chose Ninja Point collection for the room spray and pillow protector to save on delivery fees. But the collection point was closed (presumably due to the virus) so Ninja Van told me to reschedule the deliveries. I replaced the address with my own residence and there was no extra fee. Yay!

Shopping is so therapeutic!! I feel so happy whenever a parcel arrives. Hopefully I’ll have the mood to do more haul posts. I have $200 worth of coffee coming (wtf I know but again, don’t ask) and a book haul that I’m excited to share too!

Stay safe, you guys! 🤗

Fascinating free fall feeling

September 24, 2018 / 12:30AM

Can’t believe how time flies??? I didn’t realise the last time I updated was over a month ago but I’ve been so lazy and tired and busy. I think the hours I worked this weekend amounted to one regular weekday and it’s like 7 working days in a row 😞

Anyway I fell off my bed at the start of September and I still remember the feeling till now. It’s a storage bed that’s higher than average so the fall hurt quite a bit. I fell on my left side but look at the bruises I found when I was fully conscious in the morning:

Fall down bed bruise

Fall down bed injured

The reason why I’m writing about this seemingly mundane incident is mostly for myself because I wanna remember it. But honestly I felt quite fascinated by how I felt during the fall even though I was half asleep.

I remember dreaming about something (though I can’t recall what it was) and then I turned towards the left, thinking there was a lot of bed space (clearly there wasn’t). Next thing I knew, I was falling and technically I know it was only seconds before I landed, but it felt much longer and a lot went through my mind during the descent.

I can’t remember exactly what I was thinking but I did tweet about it after landing (and yeah it happened at 6ish in the morning):

As the title suggests, it was a very fascinating free fall feeling… like you are in the air and you know you are falling but you simply enjoy this sick sensation and while you might have flailed your limbs, you don’t open your eyes until you land painfully.

I know I got up and went back to bed and had another random dream. I didn’t notice the bruises on my left pinky finger and the left side of both my knees until much later. Wish I’d recorded down the two dreams too but oh well.

Anyway you can say I’m psychoanalysing myself or over-thinking or just knowing myself but this weirdass sensation I’m so fascinated with is like the same kind of feeling I get from some of my most toxic/no-no relationships wtf. Some of you might know that I am very attracted to one particular sort of relationship… I call it an affliction because I know I should stay away and run for the hills but at the same time I can’t help being drawn.

It’s like you know it will crash and burn and end in flames but you go ahead anyway because the thrill of the journey is unparalleled to anything else you’ve ever experienced. Yes you’re only gonna land with a painful thud, there’s no other ending to this, but the descent makes you feel so… wow. I don’t know even how to describe it. And then when you finally snap out of it, that’s when the pain comes and you lick your wounds.

Ugh I don’t wanna say too much here but we’ll see.