July Favorites

Hi, guys!
I feel like I just wrote June Favourites post and now here I am sitting and typing for July's. I do feel like time flew by. We are halfway through 2018! And pretty soon it'll be Halloween, and then Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and 2019 is right around the corner.
But anyway, July has been uneventful. I mean, Bali was fun but nothing really happened so my favorites this month is not that much. Without further ado, here are a few of my favourite things this July.

First up is a new skincare item! I wanted a glowing look for summer so I decided to try The Ordinary Moroccan Oil. Basically you just mix a few drops with your foundation and I do feel like it does the job, but not as glow-y as I hope it would be. I guess I shouldn't have set with too much powder. But anyway, I used this oil more often as a moisturiser. It does feel sticky but man, you'll have that glass skin Korean look and I am into that look these days. I use toner first, and then a Niacinamide (also from The Ordinary; to control sebum and minimise the look of pores), and top it off with Moroccan Oil before I went in with sunblock. 

Obviously, the toner made it to the post. I used to think toner is not important, but lately my chin has so much texture that I decided to try a toner mask. What is a toner mask you ask? You take a cotton pad, split it into two so it gets really thin. Put lots of toner on that thin cotton and just plops it on your problem area for 10 mins. It really does wonder! I did that for 3 days straight and now my chin is texture free.

So I bought this Etude CC Cream last year for my Step to Step Korean Make Up Tutorial, completely forgot about it, and found it when I was decluttering. This CC Cream is such a lifesaver for days when I'm running late. It's an 8 in 1 product and my face brightens instantly. My pores basically a goner and it has great SPF too! I usually wears sunblock only when I'm running late and that is always the case when I go for my acupuncture appointment. So the first time I was wearing my CC Cream, my acupuncturist was all like "something different. did you get a haircut?" and I told here I'm just wearing a CC Cream. Definitely a must try if you like to go make-up free.

I got this necklace from my trip to Jogjakarta and I had no idea I'd be using it this much! I wore it at least three times a week. It looks great with literally every single solid
top I own. On the plus side, I love everything marble. Even a fake one. The brand called Gaia and I purchased a similar necklace from them before, but it was a clear version with longer chain and I also wore that A LOT before the strap broke and I decided to just tossed it out because I'm crazy like that.

Eleanor Elephant is Completely Fine made me got all the feels. Reading it was such an emotional roller coaster. The book theme surrounds toxic parents and depression. I literally want to reach out and hug Eleanor all the time I was reading this book. I also want to slap the heck out of her mummy. I won't give any spoiler but that mummy is a work of evil for sure. Whether the phone call was real or all in Eleanor's head, their whole interaction was just sad. 
But then there's Raymond, and suddenly Eleanor wasn't so alone anymore. Raymond wasn't her love interest (at least I don't think so) but he is a nice ray of sunshine with his sincerity and friendship in Eleanor's rigid gray days. I mean, she literally went from Friday to Monday without a single conversation. And the only person who steps in to her apartment are either repair man of some sort or her social worker. Talk about loneliness, right? 
As Eleanor said it 
“These days, loneliness is the new cancer - a shameful, embarrassing thing, brought upon yourself in some obscure way. A fearful, incurable thing, so horrifying that you dare not mention it; other people don’t want to hear the word spoken aloud for fear that they might too be afflicted.” 
Well thank you, Eleanor for talking about it. 
And I also love the fact how even when her character evolved, Gail Honeyman still keeps her character consistent and not suddenly "I love this world" type of ending. It leaves you hopeful and altho it's also concerning since Eleanor's behaviour stems from what turns out to be a much much deeper problem, but you're also have faith that things will get better for her. 
Overall, I cannot recommend this book enough. It's sad, heartwarming, heartbreaking, funny, charming, and absolutely inspiring.

Got these adorable pens to brighten my home-office and I have been loving them! They are not only cute but obviously functional. I love planning my week with these cuties. 

Ant Man and the Wasp was not sad! And I love that fact. After Infinity War, I am no interested to cry in another Marvel movie. The movie was funny and light and enjoyable. It was everything I expected. Pacing was good and I love that we got to see more of Scott's daughter! It also have the right amount of humour. I'd give this move a 9 out 10.

And that's pretty much it for my July Favorites. Wishing everyone a great midweek!


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