THE JOURNEY TO OUR RAINBOW BABY

15 December 2016


It's now 16 days post partum and I am only able to write this beautiful story now. The journey to having our Rainbow Baby was a jar of all emotions and I want to immortalise it, preserve all the good and bad emotions that lead us to him and the wait that we endured to finally having him in our arms.

I suggest that you get a cuppa and enjoy reading!

REVIEW: EVE LOM SKIN CARE

04 November 2016


Another review for you because I am feeling such a good blogger these past few days. Teeeheee

This time, it's all about the wonderful Eve Lom!

REVIEW: REVLON X CHLOE MORELLO - SCULPT + HIGHLIGHT

29 October 2016


A review post I couldn't wait to publish. My friends, I present to you RevlonxChloeMorello Sculpt + Highlight kit. 

Let's just get straight to my verdict, this product is OK.

MY TOP DRUGSTORE CONCEALERS

20 October 2016


I am your typical beauty/makeup blogger.  I am a sheep, I follow. I used to find myself bee-lining at a makeup counter to check what's hot and buys it on whim. I used to have strong FOMO feels back in the day for anything limited edition and love for any drugstore brands, that I didn't have until concealers became a staple.


MICROBLOG WEDNESDAY: I PLEDGE TO CHECK

12 October 2016


It's Microblog Wednesday again!

Today, I am featuring QV Skincare Self Check Breast Cream in honour of October the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

MICROBLOG WEDNESDAYS: BE KIND (ALWAYS)

05 October 2016

It feels like it's just yesterday since I last posted a Microblog Wednesday and now here I am again.

Today's Microblog is all about being kind, to yourself and to others.

MICROBLOG WEDNESDAY: SMASHBOX STUDIO SKIN 15 HOUR HYDRATING FOUNDATION

28 September 2016


I decided to start a new segment called Microblog Wednesdays where I talk rave or rant over something in short but sweet post. Short Ramblings if you may.

To kick off this new segment, let me rave about my new favourite foundation (and possibly HG) - Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

RIMMEL KATE 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY LIPSTICK COLLECTION

15 September 2016


I have a confession to make, I love everything about this collection. I just do.

ALL ABOUT MY SELF-LOVE

02 September 2016

I am doing the 52 weeks gratitude journal challenge and religiously update it weekly, adding some highlights of the week for some personal touch. One of the week's topic was about Something you look forward to and with no doubt I put, My daily morning makeup routine. Totes legit.

PREGNANCY SYMPTOMS (THE UNPOPULAR ONES)

26 August 2016

Let's discuss some of the pregnancy symptoms that is rarely talked about. Note: Some maybe TMI.

Here we go!

BRAND LOVE: QV SKINCARE

25 August 2016


This post is all about my love for QV Skincare. Lots of it.

BRAND LOVE: MAYBELLINE

22 August 2016


I did some shopping during the weekend when Priceline started their 50% off sale to all things Maybelline, and here's what I got!

HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM!

09 August 2016

A few weeks back, I posted something about my child's ability to delay things in every way he can.

Ladies and gentlemen, it's officially doing my head in.
I found a meme online and it spoke to me. It was something about calculating when to get the kids ready for the next day's outing. I wish I can find that meme but the internet is failing me. So moving on.

Many moons ago, we as a family were able to get ready in the morning and be out of the door in a jiffy. All clean, fed, calm and ready to go. These days, we wake up the same time every day, get dressed, eat breakfast and then 1 hour later you'll still find us at home wrangling a three-year old to get ready.

You'd probably think why not wake up a little bit earlier or prepare everything at night? We did and we still end up late for everything. Hear me out. The child may not be able to tell time yet but his body clock is as accurate as your iPhone. They know when to start delaying.

*Please eat your breakfast*

No crust on my toast please mummy.

Where is the crust mummy? I want it back. No you can't have it back.

Can I have a cereal please? No. Eat your toast.

My I please have a tissue? I have peanut butter on my face. You have 2 feet and hands, use them.

Look mummy, I made a rectangle out of my toast. It was already rectangle.

*Please put your shirt on*

I don't like that shirt? He picked it.

I can't find my other sock mummy!! It's already on his left foot.

*Please brush your teeth*

I'll brush my teeth after I poop.

I haven't pooped yet mummy.

I want my other shoes please. He only has one pair.

I'll just brush my teeth now mummy. Ok, thank you.

I need to poop NOW!!!

I'm just going to wash my hands before I brush my teeth.

This soap is not bubbly, do we have another soap? No.

My toothbrush didn't have much toothpaste. He ate it all before he pooped.

My hair looks funny. No you look handsome.

Can I watch Mister Maker? No.

Can I watch Peppa? No.

I need to say goodbye to my toys.

*Heads to the door finally*

I want water please. Hands him his water.

May please have some cold water instead? No, that bottle is from the fridge.

Do you see what I mean?

For days my patience is tested and I find myself Googling.

*Types in Google* = how to get your three-year old ready in the morning without having to wake up the night before so nobody is late. *Search*

 Don't have kids.

*Types in Google* = Support group for parents with three year olds *Search*

I read a few different articles floating on Facebook from educators, child psychologists and other mummies about this - because you turn to internet when it comes to parenting. Totes legit right?

I just want to find my tribe and see if they are experiencing the same and know how they are tackling this as diplomatic as possible. I have resolved to follow whatever method requires less to no wine. Nothing.

Instead, I was comforted by the fact that it's apparently NORMAL. Geez, thanks for the reassurance Internet.

And that, This too shall pass.

However, one article touched my heart and made helped me see these delaying tactics in a different light. Are you ready?

"Research" says, these toddlers just wanted to spend as much time with us before we all go on about our day. They just want to be with us.

Cue tears on my face and feeling guilty.

It makes sense and I am not saying yup that's the reason but it's nice to think it that way, don't you think?

It doesn't change the fact that I still get annoyed big time for all the delays but I try to change my way of thinking about this, for my sanity's sake.

On my good days, I try to:
  1. Appreciate our morning discussions no matter how repetitive or argumentative it is. He is very cute and charming.
  2. Embrace being a broken record because somehow my child got my selective hearing. I am just paying for what I've done to my mum.
  3. Acknowledge that I will be late and celebrate each time we are a minute or two early.
  4. Be grateful that my child wanted to spend more time with me whenever he can even if he's driving me bonkers
  5. And when I know I am about to lose my cool/patience/shit then I tapout and ask for help from daddy and take his turn in the parenting boxing ring while I put my boobs back in my bra aka compose myself.
If I keep on repeating these to myself, then my sanity is restored (almost 90%).

I am no saint, heck no, especially now with hormones, but it doesn't hurt to find light from a very trying situation.

I did lose my shit this morning, hence this post to remind me once again that my toddler just wants to spend more time with me and stick to that reasoning.

If you find a support group for parents of three-year-olds, hit me up! LOL

Hope you're having a wonderful night.

Anyway, that's me for now!

xo
MsChikee









WELCOME TO THE FAMILY: NEW MAKEUP

05 August 2016


Ladies (and Gents), I bought new makeup! Yay!

WHAT NOT TO SAY TO A PREGNANT LADY

29 July 2016


Pregnant ladies get a bad rep for being irrational, moody, grumpy, scary, etc.

We all know that this is due to hormones. It really is! Science can prove it.

Think of us as your female friend/family member/wife/gf who is having the usual monthly PMS, only it lasts 9 months (obviously) and more, think Baby Blues especially on day 3 after birth. Yes that one.

As a woman, I admit, that we (women) know that we are hormonal, whether it's a period or pregnancy, and still we can't control these emotions.

A few of us would smile and walk away and then vent to someone or to social media, while others will just instantly bite punch your head off for something you may have said.

So my friends, consider this as a public service announcement from me to you, I want to impart this wonderful list of what you may want to avoid saying to a Pregnant lady (or someone PMSing. Trust me, there is a fine line between each stage or no line at all). You can thank me later.

THREENAGERS ARE EXCEPTIONALLY CLEVER TOO!

22 July 2016


Threenager is a very trying age, that's a fact. It's when your toddlers are literally a small version of you or your partner in a bad mood. You often find yourself telling them off for being like you. I do! I once told my son off for giving me a silent treatment. Um, hello? *points finger at me*

I see a lot of posts about this age and I agree with all of them, they are hardwork and I am pretty sure they will only be harder as they get older. We are adults but we are still hard work to our parents, don't you think?

I want to show a different light to this age and show that Threenagers are exceptionally clever little beings. Here's why:

MAY I INTRODUCE TO YOU.... DRILL SARGEANT

18 July 2016


Disclaimer: This post was originally published in Working Mummy Chronicles Blog and I am reposting it here because it's one of the post I truly enjoyed writing.

A common question I get from people is How does it feel to be pregnant again?  Which is then followed by Is it any different with your first pregnancy?

BIRTHDAY OOTD

17 July 2016


A birthday, mine, was recently celebrated and I kept to my yearly traditions.

I bought myself a present.

I AM PREGNANT!

15 July 2016

Disclaimer: This was originally posted in my other blog, Working Mummy Chronicles. Republishing it here with more photos.


People told me that once we stopped trying then it will happen. I hated that advice with a passion. I never once thought of myself being able to not try, I know too much about my body now and my ovulation, it’s just too hard to switch off, but that’s how this new journey started. We stopped trying.

NEW CONTENT. SAME BLOG.

14 July 2016


Hi everyone! It's been a while since my last post on this blog. I've been a terrible blogger I know and time has come to actually come clean and explain my absence.

STAY LEAN TEA 14-DAY DETOX - REVIEW

07 March 2016



Hello my lovelies!

I had the chance to try this detox tea program and I am finally able to share my experience with it.

ELUCENT ANTI-AGEING SKINCARE REVIEW: 2 WEEKS + SERUM INTRODUCTION

16 February 2016

Spot my iPhone.. lol

It's now been more than 2 weeks since I started using this range and I finally introduced the Serum on to my skin.

BARE MINERALS MARVELLOUS MOXIE NUDE LIPSTICKS

10 February 2016


Lipstick post! Yassssss, I'm finally blogging about this Bare Minerals gift set lipsticks I picked up from Sephora Singapore just before Christmas last year.

ELUCENT ANTI AGEING SKIN CARE - FIRST WEEK REVIEW

05 February 2016

Hello my lovelies! It's been a while since my last post and I am very sorry. I was still active on other social media but blogging has been put in the back burner. Without giving away too much, I just had a small break but now I aim to post regularly again.

My previous post was about the Elucent Whitening Skincare range and I adored that range and would recommend it to anyone with the same skin issues as I have - hyperpigmentation. While I still have some visible hyperpigmentation, my main concern has shifted to wrinkles and how to slow it down if I can't prevent it.  So I reached out to Elucent and they have sent me their Anti-Ageing range to try and try I did.