Thursday, 11 February 2016

Life Update + Current Favs

It's been a while, huh ? The past couple of weeks have been super hectic ; presentations and deadlines and final projects galore. I'm still not done yet though, I have one more final project to complete by this Friday, and then it's study study study for my Economics and Business Law finals at the end of this month. One more long semester, one more short semester.. and it's hello second year degree for me ! I'm still unsure of my plans for degree yet, because honestly it all boils down to my end result for diploma and if I'm qualified enough to receive a scholarship from either MSU itself or other organisations / institutions. But one thing for sure is, I'm definitely not flying off anywhere soon to study. Sad thing to admit because I've always dreamt of studying abroad, but financial situation doesn't allow it so I'll just keep praying for a miracle hahaha. For now, to avoid myself from overthinking and/or worrying about my degree plans ; I'm just going to assume that I'll still be in MSU for degree, but if plans change then plans change. C'est La Vie. 

Oh, I went camping last week ! We didn't end up staying there, so it was just a one day camp thing, but I had a lot of fun. The last time I did anything this physical was back in form five (2013), I'm so unfit and I thought I was going to die when we jungle trekked for 4++ hours, but I survived and I still had a lot of energy after that too. Which is surprising because my stamina is crap haha. We had a barbecue afterwards, and I even had ice cream (all hopes of being a bit 'fitter' after the trek was gone along with all the other food I consumed lol). 

Now on to my current favourites :

i. The Danish Girl 

This movie is so heartbreakingly beautiful. I don't know how else to put it. Watched it twice, and I cried both times. I think part of the reason why I love this movie so much is because I see a bit of myself in Girda's character. She has this unconditional love for Einar, and she's independent, confident, strong, always composed and put together, but she feels so deeply about everything and she tries really hard to make sense of what's happening.. but sometimes she just can't help but crumble too. Sigh. You can just feel her heartbreak in the movie. It's no wonder both Eddie Redmayne (Einar) and Alicia Vikander (Girda) are both nominated in the Oscars for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress for The Danish Girl. Ugh I love them and I really hope they win. Tell me if you've watched it and your thoughts about the movie, I wanna know if you liked it too !

ii. Good Virtues Co toner

I've been using this for a good two months now, after I cleanse my face morning and evening. It just feels so nice and I feel like my skin texture is nicer after using this haha. All Good Virtues Co (GVC) products are made from ingredients that are good for us, and good for the environment, and halal too so that's good. Also the price point is awesome, the toner is only 12++ ringgit. I got mine from FashionValet BV 2 (where I work lol), but I think you can find them in supermarkets or Watsons or something. 

iii. Never Be Like You (feat. Kai)  - Flume

I've been liking a lot of different songs lately, but this one probably stood out the most. 
It's a freaking good blast-on-high-volume-while-driving-on-the-highway song. Yep, that's a way to put it. 

Other songs that I quite like too : We Don't Talk Anymore (feat. Selena Gomez) - Charlie Puth, Pretend (feat. A$AP Rocky) - Tinashe, 
All My Friends (feat. Tinashe and Chance The Rapper) - Snakeships, Hallucinations - dvsn, No Pressure - Justin Bieber. 


Exact 4 tops that I bought for myself. 

Been doing a lot of shopping on Milktee lately. Their tops are all so so comfy (perfect for class), and most of them not see-thru, and the length is nice. 
Also, you can click : here : to get RM25 off with a minimum purchase of RM55. You're welcome !

v. Wet n Wild Lipsticks

Price of 1 MAC lipstick = You can get 3 of these lipsticks. 

Newfound love for W&W Megalast Lipsticks ! They're like 20 bucks each, super pigmented, lasts all day, I just love 'em. I hate the packaging, and I hate how it gets on my teeth sometimes, and it's also a bit drying (but nothing a layer of lip balm before the lipstick can't fix). Overall they're really good. I have these lipsticks in the shade : In The Flesh, Sand Storm, and Spiked With Rum. Planning to get Mocha-licious, Cinnamon Spice and Wine Room soon. I had Bare It All (it's supposed to be a dupe for MAC's Velvet Teddy) but I sold it off because it washed me out and I looked super pale wearing it. You can get these lipsticks at SaSa, or search for them on Carousell. I found a seller on Carousell and bought mine from her cause I couldn't find the shades I wanted in SaSa. But yeah, loveeee theseeee. 

That's it for my current favourites ! 

2016, so far, so good. I've been feeling super motivated to work hard and do my best, and just go all out with everything that I do haha. 
Really hope I can keep this up until the end of the year. x


  1. hello izza!!..i'm using the toner too.=) btw i love your blog!!

    1. Hi Najwa ! Haha high fiiiive ! And thank you xx

  2. Constantly checking your blog every day and expect for nothing but tara here's your new post hehe. Feels good to look up with your new post. Hope life is treating you well :)

    1. Every day ?! Ah I'm sorry I haven't been blogging, but thank you for consistently checking ! It's been good, alhamdulillah. I hope life is treating you well too ! Thank you xx

  3. Hehe so nice to end the day by reading your new post! I'm planning to sell those WetnWild lipsticks because they are loveeeee!I myself love using them hehe <3 Hope you've been well Izza :) xx

    1. Haha and so nice to check my blog and receive such a nice comment from you ! They areeeeee, where do you sell stuff ? :o I have been, alhamdulillah. I hope you've been well too ! xx

    2. Just started selling some things! Totally forgot to let you know. If you're interested its "glo.up" on Carousell :) xx

    3. Yay ! Will definitely check them out xx

  4. Are you still working at fashion valet?

    1. Yup, still :) Mostly weekends, weekdays occasionally.

  5. What would you buy Irfan for his birthday? My boyfriends birthday is coming up and I have no clue on what to buy him.

    1. I usually put a lot of thought into gifts haha so I would buy him something I know he needs / wants / likes.

      I've celebrated his birthday twice, so the first one I threw him a little surprise birthday lunch at Mikey's with balloons and his best friends, and gave him little toy cars that are all his dream cars (also left him a note on the cars saying 'Sorry I can't get you real ones yet' hahaha I still laugh about it today) + got him a plate thingy that says 'REAL MADRID' too that he proudly displays in his room. And then last year, for his birthday we spent the whole day together and I got him this really nice backpack from my trip to Paris. He's been wanting a new bag and I think I know his taste pretty well so I got him that, and he's been using it a lot which makes me so happy haha.

      You know your boyfriend best ! So try to get him something you know he'll love, or if you don't get him anything pun, plan something for the day and make him feel suuuuper special. He'd appreciate anything lah, he's your boyfriend and he loves you after all. Good luck ! x