Saturday, 20 February 2016


As I'm typing this, I'm sitting up, holding my 16 months old whilst he's sleeping. I hope that it doesn't stay like this for the rest of the night but if it means he can have a better night of sleep (as a result fully rested and recover sooner) it's ok for me to do this.

I hope you don't mind me writing mommy related stuff here on my beauty blog.

It could be the flu viruses or the nasty germs from other kiddie's saliva shared in a playroom but Lear has fallen sick 3 times in the past 2 months.

One thing that I realised is that when they get sick they get sick really quickly and it gets worse quite badly too. But it does take them quite quickly as well to recover- amazing. 

But it isn't amazing when they have a fever overnight, I really hate that. We always have some sorts of baby panadol/ Calpol (if you are based in the UK) at home. It's the high temperature in kids you want to bring down first before anything. I made mistakes in the past to keep Lear too warm when he has a fever but I've learnt to put just one layer on him and try to keep air flowing and a relatively cooler room temperature even if it's quite cold outside. You don't want to trap heat inside them.

Fever usually comes and goes for about 3 days, from our experience. In Hong Kong it's the commonest thing to take kids to see a doctor once they are ill. I have tried not pressing the alarm bell every time when Lear is sick. I feel that he can fight against the viruses sometimes but if I get worried I make sure we bring him to the doctor ASAP.

Lear is used to going out and he loves that. So when he's ill we try our best to keep him home. 

It used to be a challenging thought to think I need to keep this active guy at home for more than 2 hours. But in fact when he's really unwell, he usually takes longer and more frequent naps. It's the time when I also take a rest too. Sometimes when kiddies are ill it means mommies are on extra duty but it can also mean that the outgoing little people just want to stay home and you might well take the opportunity to rest and take things easily. 

I used to get all upset and frustrated when Lear lost his appetite when he's sick- I get too worried. But think of when you are unwell you just don't want to eat and you feel ok. When you are well again your appetite will slowly build up again. Same goes to little people like Lear. Try not to get too bogged down by the fact that your big eater baby refused every single food you offer to him. Try to keep them hydrated though- by offering them water and milk little bit often. It's easier for them to digest milk then solids, but that is if they do enjoy their milk. I find bread and banana are also some good options too.

They usually take 3-5 days to fully recover back to little monsters again. Afterall, a little virus or germs won't do them too much harm.


Saturday, 13 February 2016


When it comes to moisturising my skin, I must be the laziest person in the world.  I let my body skin go so dry that it cracks like a completely dehydrated and draught piece of land look alike before paying any attention to it whatsoever.

This year (well from late last year), I decided to do something positive about it.  I bought a bottle of the Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturiser in the hope that it will make life easier when it comes to moisturising my body.  I remember using it in the past but don't recall any impressions from it so I thought I should give this a go.

It sounds like a lazy-person saviour but it isn't quite there yet.  At first I thought I could just spray this onto my skin then that is, meaning - spray and go, no rubbing required then this still would get absorbed by my skin.  Nope, things don't get this straight forward.  Once sprayed onto the skin, it forms this thin layer of white foam then you have to smear it equally over your body. It's a bit disappointing though for me to learn that it's not a one-step-fits-all product. The formulation of the spray is very easily absorbed by the skin and doesn't not leave my skin feeling greasy or oily which is very nice. However you do need to be careful when spraying as if you have sprayed it on the floor and not wipe clean it properly it makes the floor very slippery.

I don't think I would repurchase it once this is finished. Until I have changed my mind in the future about moisturising my body, I think I might leave them until they are cracked. Sorry I know it's gross but that's just me with body moisturising.

Saturday, 6 February 2016


Who can face dry and chapped lips? No one I guess. I suffer from these two all year round although during winter times they do go horribly wrong at times.

I cannot live without lip scrub. I have to exfoliate them regularly, more than for my face. Otherwise they would be in such a state that they are not even "lookable" let alone wearing any lip products.

Kiko Lip Scrub is a rather fantastic product (trust me as I've tried quite a few already). I got this as a set during Christmas time last year. (Sorry therefore it's not available)

It's very similar to the lip scrub by Lush. It's a sugar texture scrub that tastes a bit like sugar although I wouldn't advise swallowing it. I love it the fact that it's rough enough to help scrubbing those dead and chapped skins off from the lips but it's also gentle enough that it isn't too brutal for the lips.

What I love the most about this product is that it leaves a film of moisture (close to a feeling of oiliness) sealed on the lips even after you wash the scrub off. You can forget about applying lip balm straight away as you do get a bit of that protection to your lips afterwards. It's just so amazing that my lips feel treated nicely.

Do you use a lip scrub? What's your favourite ones that has been truly loved?