Thursday, November 30, 2017

November

14 November 2017
Don't forget that you're living a new life.

Instead of writing how my November went, I want to write words of encouragement!
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As I’m writing this, it’s only 14 November, two weeks had gone by pretty quickly. I started this month with gratitude and a refill of grace and love for the work I get to do at work. I genuinely feel that that itself was an overflow of October. October had been tough, tougher that I expected it would be.

Sometimes you feel like giving up on having faith that things can be better, that what you see is what you’re gonna have from now on. That’s such a scary thought, I don’t want to believe that what I see (a puddle of mess) is what I’ll have for the rest of my life. 

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen. – Hebrews 1:1 (NJV)

Cling onto the faith that made you new.  Hold fast to the truth that the world doesn’t define us but Christ alone. Press in with your prayers knowing that He has begun His good works as you speak to Him about your worries.
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I pray a lot.
As in I mumble a lot to Him.

See your life as a form of worship to God. On good days, I do that very well, giving thanks to the Lord for all things in my life. On bad days, I just want to turn off that radio and cut off all comms with Him.

Sometimes, praying in words stresses me too. Like I’m repeating my circumstances in my mind. Yes, I commit all that to God but sometimes after praying, I still feel that tinge of bitterness.

So I pray in tongues.

Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ – 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NKJV).

Praying in tongues is how I bring my thoughts into captivity to the obedience of Christ. Try it, in the midst of thinking about your worries, finances, work or relationships, start praying in tongues in your mind or praying out loud. Immediately your worries of the world stop spreading within your mind, and you focus on the heavenly language that God our Father has gifted us to have an intimate conversation that Him.

Praying in tongues is the closest I feel to Him at times and I’m so thankful that  I find my way back to Jesus each time I pray in tongues.

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Remind me that Jesus is ever-present and that He is closer than the air I breathe.

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30 November 2017
Jubilee, My Restoration

This is great. This has became a biweekly update. I'll be publishing this once I finish up. God has exceeded my expectations and answered my prayers in many ways this year. He has impressed me with His mighty works and blessed my heart exceeding abundantly over the past two weeks of November and I feel so undeserving. 

I'm excited about Christ and unashamed to express it. 

Truly, never give up praying and talking to Him about your needs, wants, hopes and wishes. If you care about these things in your heart, trust that it mattered to Him in a way you cannot possibly comprehend. Because He was willing to give up His only Son for you. (mind blown)
No man is willing to sacrifice his son for you to live. 

But God is no man. He is the lover of our soul. 

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Over these two weeks, I wanted to get myself out of a certain situation and I've been praying about it. Trust it. Even though I know in my heart God is stretching me and He wants to work in me. Woah, but I'm so stubborn. And that's tiring to be honestly. Letting go is never easy. Losing control is like losing the game. 

But I want to let go and I find Jesus in His Words. 

Do not be aftraid or discouraged because of this vast army. 
For the battle is not yours, but God's. 
2 Chronicles 20:15


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2017 isn't over and is not too late to ask for your restoration. 

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How Fenty Pro Filter Soft Matte Foundation Look in Real Life?

Get ready for selfie show. 😂

Honestly I'm not sure why I'm allowing myself to post my selfies all in one post EXCEPT for the fact that I felt super confident with my skin whenever I put on this foundation. 

All shots were taken in the car, as you can tell, there's variation of the amount of sunlight coming through as we drove on the road. And obviously while Jasper's busy driving, Imma get busy with my front camera. 😂

But sorry not sorry! I was able to take some pretty good shots to show how good the foundation looked on my skin. 




My skin's definitely not as flawless as my selfie taken above in direct harsh sunlight. Any girl would know better than to take selfie under hard sunlight, but my skin looked sooo good! To me at least! I had that suntanned glow leh~~ 



Fenty Beauty Pro Fit'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation retails for SGD$50 in sephora.sg
My shade is 240. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Makeup Haul!


November Makeup Haul is a mix of Singles' Day crazy discounts, gifts from a friend & impulsive purchases. 😭



List of Products:
- NARS Man Ray Lipstick - Anita
- Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer
- Fenty Beauty Highlighter in Killawatt
- Glossier Stick Highlighter in Haloscope
- NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Prague & Budapest
- NYX Lip Liner in Bloom
- Rimmel Matte Lipstick in High Flyer & Trendsetter
- Rimmel Blush in Madeira & Peach



*photos were shot in settings that show the truest possible shades & colors

Monday, November 13, 2017

Caudalie Cleansing Water vs Cleansing Lotion



Caudalie Cleansing Water: 
A soap-free micellar water that attracts and traps dirt, oil, and makeup to gently remove impurities and cleanse your complexion without drying out the skin. This micellar water uses molecules like magnets to lift dirt, oil, and makeup from the face and eyes, as it soothes, moisturizes, and softens skin. There’s no need to rub for a thorough cleanse—just a quick swipe—and makeup easily clings to the formula. refreshing feeling on skin and the uplifting fragrance from orange and lemon blossom, watermelon, and mint leaves. - Sephora.com

Review on Caudalie Cleansing Water: 
I'm currently on my third bottle of the Cleansing Water and needless to say, I've really enjoyed using it. This is my second step to my skincare regime after cleansing my face with a foaming cleanser in the shower. 

I've been using this as a toner to thoroughly cleanse my skin before applying moisturizer and other skincare products in the evening. The description given on the Sephora website is nothing but true for this product. It's very gentle on my skin and truly, I don't have to rub the cotton pad against my skin for it to do it's job. A quick swipe and any dirt/makeup would easily cling onto the cotton pad. 

Caudalie Moisturizing Toner:

A purifying and moisturizing toner that boosts the effectiveness of your entire skin care regimen. This essential step to your skincare regimen, Caudalie's Moisturizing Toner removes final traces of makeup and impurities, while also balancing your skin's pH level, thus preparing your skin for any serum or moisturizer to follow. This toner also softens skin texture and supports skin's natural defense system over time. - Sephora.com


Review on Caudalie Moisturizing Toner: 
I don't quite enjoy this for (double) cleansing my skin after shower, I still prefer the Cleansing Water. But! What I found out about the toner is that is works really well with facial mask! 

The purpose of a toner (in general) is to prep the skin for maximum absorption or effectiveness of the skincare products you put on your face. Hence we usually apply toner before the serums and moisturizers. 

What I noticed is that with this toner as a base for my facial mask, my skin was much more radiant as compared to putting the mask without the toner! I felt like the toner enhances the effects of the facial masks and allows better absorption of the moisture and goodness of the masks! 


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I wanted to make this comparison because the description of both products are really similar and I wanted to try them out and see what really sets them apart. I honestly think that you can do without either one since they serve different purpose as mentioned earlier. So I do really enjoy the Cleansing Water for removal of impurities and the Moisturizing Toner as a base for skincare products!