Monday, April 02, 2012

April Muses

Reading: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. This is gifted by my boyfriend (who has extremely good taste in books and many other stuff) in my Kindle and has been sitting there unread for months. I'm finally at it and loving every bit of this well written story of a girl who enjoyed stealing books and reading while living in Germany under the Nazi's reign. It's a fantastic read!

Listening to: Amy Winehouse. The most recent artist to join the " 27 Club" , Amy Winehouse had it coming for her with her crazy substance abuse habits, but what a waste of talent cos I could never get enough of her soulful voice. Her Love is A Loving Game popped out the other day on my iPod when it shuffled and I've been listening nonstop since to revisit her sexy magnetic vocals.

Wearing: I have an addiction to stripes shirt and while shopping for corporate dresses for work, I ended up with the most un-corporate green stripes tee shirt from Mango. I love green and the beige accent makes the green pop even more.

Also wearing Kai Perfume Oil. Toted as one of the top 5 cult perfume by In Style Magazine, there's a reason why this is such a favorite with its nice accords of Gardenia, Jasmine, Tuberose and Lily. Its soft floral of white flower accords is indeed a winner. I'm hooked!

Using: 100% Pure Healthy Flawless Skin Foundation with SPF 20. I've finally finished my Juice Beauty Refining Finishing Powder! Yes, for once, I actually finished up my face makeup since I've made a commitment to be a responsible consumer. I'm loving the 100% Pure foundation! It's a dry powder foundation that gives light to medium coverage that evens out the skin tone to give you a nice glow. It lasts pretty well and doesn't cake up. Looks like I might have found my perfect organic match for foundation.

Also using Dean & Deluca canvas tote. I couldn't help but bought a gray Dean & Deluca tote while in NYC. It was an impulse buy that turned out to be a good buy cos it holds everything. I'm using this to hold all my workout clothes and it doubles up as a light-weight casual weekend bag.

Loving: Illume Twilight Vanilla Candle. I impulse bought the Ladurée Candle while I was in NYC 2 weeks ago. It looks gorgeous but burns quite poorly because it's using bad quality paraffin wax! What horror! I didn't expect that from a high end iconic brand so my Ladurée Candle will remain as a decorative piece. But say hello to Illume Twilight Soy Wax Candle in Twilight Vanilla. Soy wax candles are heaps better and burns cleaner. This one smells quite potent if you give it direct sniff but when it burns, it's soft! Nice!

Ecotools makeup brushes. Started by animal activist and Hollywood actress Alicia Silverstone, the Ecotools range features grooming products made with bamboo and recycled materials. I love their eco-friendly makeup brushes that's not only functional, great for the environment but very affordable too.

Eating: Endangered Species Chocolate. I love my dark chocolate and Endangered Species Chocolate not only does really good ones with no nasty palm oil, they donate part of their profits to yes, you got it, endangered species around the world. What better way to enjoy life's little pleasure while knowing you're contributing to helping animals!

Looking forward to: JAPAN!!! I can't wait for my trip to Japan end of April!! It's been more than a decade since I last went there during my college days!


Tiffany said...

boycott the bastard company!

besides the infamous kit kat, do you know which companies use and relay on palm oil? i want to totally stop using any of their product!! though my effort can't totally stop their explotiation, at least "i do good, be good and not support their bastard act mentally " so kindly let me know . anyway, the next link also show the various deriative name for palm oil, so care to check out any product that would contain palm oil as an effort to help.

this facebook news makes me sooooo sad!!!!

the palm oil trader, the idiot who hit the orangutan ought to have their head or dick cut off for good!!!! why is the justice in our world!!! i am seeing none or so minimal.

B said...

Hey Tiffany,

I don't dare to look at the link cos I know how bad it would look! I don't wanna burst into tears :( But I'm avoiding palm oil all together. It's not just in chocolate but in stuff like instant noodles too. You know those little packets of condiments with oil? Those are usually palm oil too. But it's now all good to avoid instant noodle cos it's not good for health to begin with anyway.

I don't have a list of what to avoid cos I'm sure it'll be huge long list but I just read the labels carefully when I buy stuff.

And yes, those palm oil traders shall get their dick cut off and balls ripped off! Nothing less! There'll be karma!

Tiffany said...

this article will benefit you, bmuses. thought of sharing with you :)

12 natural beauty organic brands


B said...

Thanks for the link. I'm actually a bit surprised Aesop is on the list! I used to love Aesop's Parsley Seed Anti-oxidant Serum but then I think their products aren't 100% safe cos they do use some synthetic ingredients. So I have stopped using it! I hope they can go organic and safer though cos I really like the brand nonetheless.

Tiffany said...

I see, yeah, i heard of Aesop and it's rather famous in Australia. I think there is one retail shop in Millenia walk, not much of raves.

hey now you remind me, i just remember i read from budcosmetics on facebook last night they are having discount off their various organic range from 10% - 20% e.g.

hope you grab something u like! think it's also applicable to online sales too.


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