2017/02/28

DIY: AVOCADO FACE MASK | BT

This month, with our little blog team, we decided to share some lovely winter themed DIY ideas. So what would be better than pampering yourself with a fresh, homemade avocado face mask? 
This avocado face mask will moisturise your dry winter skin & I personally, enjoy the results. 

// Tässä kuussa, pienen blogitiimimme kanssa, päätettiin jakaa kaikki omat talviaiheiset DIY ideat. Mikä olisikaan siis parempaa kuin hemmotella itseäsi tuoreella, kotitekoisella avokado kasvonaamiolla? Avokado kasvonaamio kosteuttaa kuivan talvisen ihon ja itse ainakin henkilökohtaisesti nautin lopputuloksesta. 


INGREDIENTS: 

- 1 avocado
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

// TARVITSET: 

- 1 avokado
- 1 kananmunan valkuainen
- 1rkl sitruunamehua


HOW TO ROLL WITH IT? 

Remove the seed from avocado, squash the avocado, mix the egg white in and then add the lemon juice. Apply to your face & let it be for 10-15 minutes. 

// OHJE: 

Poista avokadon siemen, murskaa avokado, sekoita joukkoon munanvalkuainen ja lisää sitruunamehu joukkoon. Levitä kasvoille ja anna vaikuttaa 10-15 minuuttia. 



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2017/02/27

MY PREGNANCY IN A NUTSHELL


THE BEGINNING

The beginning of the pregnancy went down pretty well. I wasn't feeling nauseous at all, although - I was living in a constant fear. What if this baby won't stick in my belly? What if once again I'm doing something wrong and this little creature in my belly decides that he won't be sticking around? All the what ifs rolled over my head millions of times during a day. That combined with the stress about the co-operation negotiations at work and everything that happened at work after negotiations I was pretty sure I was going to lose my mind. I mean, who gets pregnant during the most stressful time of her life, meaning that she needs to quit smoking at the same time. To quit that one thing that kept me calm during, well - most of the things.
After all, quitting smoking was the easiest thing I've done these past six months. When I found out I was pregnant on 20th of June 2016 I stopped in a wall. After that, there's only one cigarette I've smoked and that's because I was so angry about something that happened between me and one of the friends I thought was a close friend of mine.

THE SECOND TRIMESTER

The second trimester was absolutely chill. Oh, my goodness, I enjoyed being pregnant, my bump was growing. We found out if Dino is going to be a boy or a girl and I was finally accepting the fact that I've successfully kept the baby inside of me and started to realise that he wasn't going anywhere. He was here to stay. I also reached some kind of calmness of mind when the second trimester started and I actually started looking like I was pregnant. Even though, everyone kept talking about my eating at the maternity clinic and doctors appointments. Haha, to your face - I managed to grow a little healthy baby with the way I eat, even though I'm not eating any meat and I hardly use dairy products.

THE BEGINNING OF THE THIRD TRIMESTER

The third trimester started out well. I was feeling confident about myself and I started creating the image of me being a mum inside of my head. I started reading more mummy blogs, found few super lovely bloggers like MaisieKendel, and Kirsty. I honestly love reading their updates about their pregnancies and well, families now that they have given a birth already.
At the beginning of the third trimester we had bought everything for the baby, decorated the nursery and we had everything ready and the only thing that was missing anymore was the actual baby.

THE THIRD TRIMESTER

Last month has been somewhat interesting.
Even though everything has been fine throughout the whole pregnancy, I began to fall down like a leaf from the Autumn tree. My sleeping got worse. I mean, I haven't been sleeping at all. I was told it's pretty normal to loose sleep at this part of the pregnancy but this is absolutely insane. I keep staying awake during nights, sleeping small amounts during the days and I'm overall exhausted all the time. It's so awful to listen to people tell me how I need to rest and get some sleep before the baby comes, but honestly - I believe I could sleep way more if the baby was out of my belly.
I started having mild, yet a bit painful contractions (or Braxton Hicks?) at pregnancy week 35 and after that walking, sitting or just laying down has been incredibly hard. I mean, what the actual hell.
Most of the times I feel like this baby is sucking the whole life out of me and I'm so tired of feeling this way. Oh, and the best part?
I had my very first pregnancy meltdown a couple of weeks ago when I realised the fact that in my closet, there's only one t-shirt (which is J's), that fits me at the moment. Nothing else fits. I felt like a whale and it lowers my self-esteem to a completely whole new level. I literally burst into tears in the middle of a pile of my clothes. That really wasn't one of my best moments and when combining it to this exhaustion I'm going through at the moment, no wonder why I'm not leaving the house anymore.

LAST WORDS

Even though this pregnancy has not really been my piece of a cake, especially during this third trimester, I've really enjoyed this. Or well, I enjoyed it until I started seeing stars, my head started to ache and I quitted sleeping during nights.

There's nothing I would change. Absolutely nothing.
Thinking about the fact that there's a living person in my belly, the one I and my husband have created is worth it all. I've complained more than I'm probably allowed to, but honestly - be pregnant and you'll know how great it is in all of its awfulness.


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2017/02/26

10 PHOTO PROP IDEAS

As you might know, one of my goals for 2017 is to up my blog photography game (okay, who's isn't?) and I decided to start it with scrolling through ideas via Pinterest. 
There are two things I've never done - thought of photo props and scrolled through Pinterest. 

I felt that these kinds of posts have been helping me, so why wouldn't I share with you what I've learned during these past months of scrolling and sucking the inspiration? 


FLOWERS, PLANTS, GREENERY

These are quite popular things to set on the background of pictures and the best part? You usually find these from your home. I found mine pretty much dead because as much as I love plants I guess I don't love them enough to remember I've got ones. They all end up dead. So if you plan to invest in any of these, keep them somewhere you remember they do exist. 

JEWELRY

I've got a huge collection of necklaces hanging on my bathroom wall. So when I don't wear them, why wouldn't I use them as a photo prop? Great question. 

FABRICS

This can be scarves, clothing, anything basically. Brings a little cosiness to the picture. 

NOTEBOOKS & STATIONERY

This is something I need to admit I don't own enough. I've planned to invest in some because I find the pictures featuring these things incredibly inspirational. I don't know if it's the colours, but good stationery always gives me the inspiration vibes. 

PRINTS

Backgrounds, quotes, anything inspiring. Best part? Print them at your home if you've got a printer so you don't need to buy them. 

RANDOM BEAUTY STUFF

Makeup brushes, palettes, nail polishes, all contents the bits and bobs from our makeup bag. 

CANDLES

I personally love candles in the pictures. Or candles in general. 


What are your favourite photo props to use? 


2017/02/24

WHY LUSH ROSE JAM SHOWER GEL ISN’T FOR ME?

You might know that I'm a huge fan of Lush. There haven't been a product that has disappointed me, but have we gotten to a point when there actually is a product that I don't enjoy using? 


ROSE JAM SHOWER GEL | LUSH

As I told you before, I haven't been enjoying using this product. As much as I love Lush and their products, this one has got some serious issues with me. I bought a new shower gel before Christmas, this Rose Jam shower gel because I had run out of my old shower gel. I was thinking "yeah, it smells like roses, so that might be the one for me as I like the scent in general."
Well, this one doesn't - at least to my nose - smell like roses. For me, it mostly reminds me of Karjala beer (Finnish brand of beer), that has been opened 5 hours ago and left on the table. I really don't know why, though, it might be because of my pregnancy that I really don't enjoy the smell of this or then it's just bad in general.
Otherwise, the product is basic Lush. It makes your skin feel so lovely after showering and the scent stays on your skin for a quite a while. This is absolutely wonderful for ones who enjoy the harsh smell of roses and for ones who won't smell the beer instead of the actual scent lol!

Have you tried this shower gel before? What did you think of it? 


2017/02/22

SWEET POTATO SOUP WITH COCONUT MILK


INGREDIENTS: 
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic nails
  • 500g sweet potatoes
  • 1 jar of tomato purée
  • 1/2 red chilli (completely optional)
  • 3 tablespoons of vegetable fondué
  • 4dl coconut milk
  • 6dl water
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • salt & pepper for seasoning

HOW TO ROLL WITH IT?
  1. Remove seeds from the chilli, peel onion & garlic. Cut them into small pieces and sweat them in the oil. 
  2. Peel the sweet potato and slice it into small cubes. Add it to the pot with water, salt & fondué. Boil them until sweet potatoes are soft, then add tomato purée and coconut milk. Poach them for a while. 
  3. Mash the soup with a hand blender, add water if the soup is too thick. 
  4. Season with pepper if needed. 
TIP: Serve with fresh cheese bread.






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2017/02/20

DREAMING OF LABOUR | 39 WEEKS PREGNANT

HEY-OO, today we're 39 weeks pregnant. 
There's only one week before the due date. 


This is one of those posts I literally thought wouldn't go live. As a matter of fact, I had a different blog post planned for today - well, not so different, it was about dreaming of labour but then the faith got on the way and decided that I and my pregnancy brain wrote the post and successfully deleted it without even realising it until yesterday. So YAY, I'm so super proud of myself right now (sarcasm alert). There's also another reason why I thought this wouldn't go live. 

PREDICTIVE SYMPTOMS

I've had a quite a few of those. 
Or well, there's so many ways to see these things. Some pregnant women say that they didn't have any before they went to labour and some of them say that they had everything weeks before so yeah. There's also not any research results about what really starts the labour, but I love to juggle with the idea that it might be getting pretty damn close soon. 

contractions
 Last week I had painful contractions, I mean, super freaking painful. 
They've been here since then, but there's nothing regular yet which means that they're just painful Braxton Hicks or something, god knows what but I needed a painkiller. Sadly, that painkiller helped and a few nights ago when I had a promising feeling that this is going to be it, well - it wasn't. 
But I felt like my pelvic, stomach, back and hips were going to explode. 

nausea
I've been ridiculously nauseous lately. Especially during the evenings, nights and mornings. Yeah, it seems to be all part of the deal but I like to imagine it might have something to do with the fact that labour is just around the corner. It might not have anything to do with it, but I read from the forum that pretty many were nauseous before going to labour. Although, this my thing has been going on for several days now so I believe my nauseousness doesn't have anything to do with upcoming labour.

 period-a-like feelings
I've had these feelings for a couple of weeks. It basically feels like the morning when your period is about to start when your lower back and lower stomach is on fire. Just me? Okay. 

bye-bye insomnia
I've been sleeping incredibly well throughout the whole weekend. I don't know what this means but I'm enjoying it as long as I possibly can. 

nesting
Nesting is strong at the moment. I've washed all the baby clothes, organised the diapers, cleaned or well, organised our apartment. I actually believe that this nesting thing affects to my husband also, he's been going just as nuts as I have lately. 

I've lost my appetite
There are times when I could eat a horse and nowadays when that feeling creeps out - I'll definitely eat. Why? Because I've lost my appetite. Thanks to nausea and the fact that my stomach is a mess at the moment, I've taken advantage of every little moment when I'm actually able to eat something. Being hungry, nauseous & pregnant is not a good combo. 


Okay, let's cut the crap. 

I really don't think these are real symptoms about anything, to be honest. I mean, when you're 39 weeks pregnant and waiting for your little one to arrive you can't stop yourself listening to every little thing your body does or feels and then you probably end up searching what it could mean from Google. At the middle of the night, ending up with the feeling that this is it, I'm going to labour soon. 
For some reason, that's how the human mind works. You wait and wait and wait and wait until you're literally too tired to wait anymore and you can't wait for something to happen. I personally believe that the baby comes when he's ready. There's no tricks and symptoms that could tell or speed the process. If there was, I'd probably had this baby already. 

If there could be one that has done something, it might've been the first symptom I've had. I mean, painful irregular contractions are something that is doing something down there. Or so I've heard from the nurse. It can also be, that they don't really do anything - but they're more likely to do something. Who knows, maybe the little one comes out tomorrow, today or 3 weeks from now. 


We're having a new maternity clinic appointment on this Wednesday. And yeah, like the nurse said - we might have a baby when we go there. Well, as an extremely superstitious person like me, I'm pretty sure she jinxed the whole damn thing. 

This week I haven't been as tired as I was a couple weeks back which is such a relief. But more I sleep, less my brain seems to work. I've been so out of this world the whole week. Living in my little pregnancy bubble. 

Let's do a little poll for the end, when do you think this baby will be born? Guess the date & time in the comments down below and let's see who gets closest! 



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2017/02/19

5 MOST POPULAR POSTS IN 2016


Well, hello! 

Today, I decided to do a little throwback back to 2016 (yeah, I know, we're all so over 2016 by now), and share 5 most popular blog posts over at Little Things With Jassy in 2016. 
I did a little gather up last year too, so why not continue the tradition? 


#5 3 MONTHS DOWN, 6 MORE TO GO

On August 18th, 2016 I shared a little "secret" with you. I was getting fat. In a good way of course. Now here I am, rolling around waiting for this little man to get out. I'm so ready.


#4 GETTING CREATIVE WITH H&M WALL STICKERS

On November 22nd, 2016 I shared a little DIY with you including a baby crib from IKEA and wall stickers from H&M. I still love that setting to pieces. That looks so adorable.


#3 3 SIMPLE SNACK IDEAS FOR PRE-CHRISTMAS PARTY

Okay, these goodies work pretty well also somewhere else than at a pre-Christmas party too! In this one, I shared the recipes for a cupcake shaped mini cheesecakes, Christmas styled raw chocolate and those delicious cheese-tomato squares. Did you try any of these out?


#2 WHAT'S ON MY IPHONE?

For some reason, you were super interested what's on my iPhone haha!


#1 5€ MAKEUP BRUSH SET FROM EBAY - YAY OR NAY?

This one was my most read post in 2016 and it still hangs on the list of the most popular posts.


What would you like to see over at Little Things With Jassy in 2017?
Let me know in the comments below :-)


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2017/02/17

SNEAK PEEK TO OUR BEDROOM


The bedroom is one of the places in our apartment I really enjoy hanging out. Mostly because I love to sleep and secondly because I absolutely am loving that little creative space in our bedroom I created in December. I've been hanging out in our bedroom a lot lately. Maybe it's because of the maternity leave or then again it might be because it looks so pretty. Who knows? I just love everything cosy & that's exactly what our bedroom is like. 

I love to fill our bed with all those decorative pillows and I've got a plenty of different options for duvet covers I've been hoarding for us during these years I've been living on my own. Or well, with J. It's so important to me that the bedroom looks like you want to wrap yourself in it and I've noticed that I've been sleeping way better when the environment is visually appealing to me. I don't know, I'm  a visual person haha! 

We have also finally proceeded in our lives and we have managed to get that lovely World Map board on our wall. We bought it back in February 2016 from Ikea, so it was about the time already. Gosh, do you ever buy something and then you're just forgetting it existence and end up finding pretty stuff you've bought ages ago from the back of your closet? That's what is happening to us pretty often. 


2017/02/15

PASTA WITH COLD SMOKED SALMON

So yeah, we've been trying this new thing. Including fish to our weekly eats. I'm having some serious baby steps with this because I don't eat fish. I hate the smell and I absolutely hate the taste. Then again, I've got my husband and well - there's soon a baby who won't be that much of a baby anymore and will eat you know, food at some point, so fish is kind of a good thing to include in the table sometimes. I don't want them to miss out on things I really don't enjoy. So, I decided that few times a month, I'm trying to cook something from fish. A couple of days ago, I decided that I'd make a pasta with cold smoked salmon and I survived. Gosh, I survived. 


PASTA WITH COLD SMOKED SALMON
(serves four) 

INGREDIENTS: 

- 350g pasta
- 1 onion
- 1 garlic nail
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 200g cream cheese
- 1dl crème fraîche
- 75g fresh spinach
- 250g cold smoked salmon
- 1 lemon peel & juice
- salt & pepper
- parmesan cheese

HOW TO ROLL WITH IT? 

1. Dice the onion & garlic. Sweat them in the oil for a little while. 
2. Add spinach to the pan, fry them as long as the spinach gets softer and water starts to disappear. Add grated lemon peel and season the mix with salt and pepper. 
3. Add cream cheese & crème fraîche, season with lemon juice - carefully. Poach for a while. 
4. Cook the pasta al dente, pour the water away and then add the sauce from the pan to the pasta. 
5. Add sliced cold smoked salmon and finish the dish with some parmesan cheese. 


This was surprisingly easy to make when all I did with the fish was took it out of the package and placed it on the pasta. Gosh, why do I hate fish so much? 
J, on the other hand, seemed to enjoy this a lot - so we shall give it another try next month. Or you know, some day. 


2017/02/13

DOCTOR’S APPOINTMENT & MATERNITY CLINIC VISITS | 38 WEEKS PREGNANT


Today, we're 38 weeks pregnant. 

There has been a lot going on lately. Or well, not lately - but very recently. Stuff that I haven't had time to mention about before. Let's start with our second doctor's appointment. 

26th of January, second doctor's appointment

At the end of the January, I went to see a doctor. I was on pregnancy week 35+4. The experience was as interesting as the first one we had last Autumn and yeah, I'm not really enjoying those appointments. You would imagine you'll get used to the fact that there's always someone who is going to push their fingers inside of your private parts, and yeah - I wasn't able to find a better way to describe it. I just don't really enjoy it, but once again I chose to have unprotected sex, wanted to get pregnant so those kinds of things just come in the same package. It doesn't make it feel okay, though. 

The doctor was super friendly and talkative. She asked if I had any questions about anything, she told me stuff I already knew and what I didn't know. Although, she was super careful when she was checking the position of the baby and monitoring his heartbeat. She wasn't able to find the heartbeat first, but as it turned out, she had that thing 2cm in the wrong position haha. 
Also, during the internal examination, she said that she was able to feel his head which kind of creeped me out a little. Not the fact that she was able to touch his head, but the fact that someone has already touched our baby and he's not even out yet. 

Otherwise, everything was fine, except that I needed to measure my blood pressure multiple times just to be sure if I was feeling nervous or was it just high. I was just feeling nervous, so nothing was wrong there. 

What I was hoping for this appointment was that the doctor would have said that the baby can pop out at any minute, but as it turned out I was still closed and there was 2cm left on my cervix. But then again, I have to admit that my hopes were a bit too high because I'm a first timer and with first timers usually it takes time. That was a little disappointing, but then again I hope that the internal examination irritated my cervix enough so stuff will start happening soon.

10th of February, our 7th maternity clinic appointment

We had the first appointment with the new nurse a couple of days ago. She was really nice, way nicer than the nurse we had before. She also had a nursing student over there, so after asking if I was fine with having the student there they started working. I was okay with the fact that there was a student. The student took us in, measured my weight - got a bit worried and wanted to consult our new nurse, measured my blood pressure (which was a bit high) and when I got to the table there were two people touching my bump. Actually, at first it kind of felt strange to have two people examine my bump at the same time but then again I've got two opinions about the situation of my bump, so after all, I feel a whole lot more confident with all the information I received.

Everything was fine, the baby had his head down. And oh boy, he had dropped a lot. When the nurses were trying to find his head, they noticed that he had almost engaged. His head was still moving, but very little which means that he's almost there. We listened to his heart beat and it's still my favourite part of those appointments. At the moment, it's the only thing that makes me relaxed and feeling like everything's going to be fine with him and he's going to be healthy. Even though he kicks and all, but I just feel more comfortable after I've heard that there's still something alive if you know what I mean.

We're having our next maternity clinic appointment on 22nd of this month and the nurse said that she feels pretty confident that the next time we see each other, we're having the baby with us. That would be so wonderful, to be honest. Although, now I kind of feel that she cursed the bump and the baby decides to stay in as long as he can. Who knows, I've been walking up and down the stairs and I've been in the sauna for every night this past couple of weeks. Maybe those mild, but pretty painful/uncomfortable contractions, have done something down there. Fingers crossed that he decides to get out soon!


So how I've been feeling lately? Heavily pregnant.

I'm so ready to pop this baby out at any minute. I mean, I've tried almost everything from walking up and down the stairs and washing the car. I literally washed the car a few weeks ago, all by myself. Well, J was there and he washed one side of the car because he thought I needed a break from that physical activity. I've also been so very tired. Why so? Because I don't sleep at night.
I've fallen asleep at 4:30 am each morning and I wake up when J gets home from work. It's like my day and night routines have reversed. It's so freaking insane. The baby itself doesn't make me uncomfortable during nights, I just can't get any sleep when I try. Don't know if this is my body preparing for those sleepless nights, but it sucks. It sucks the life out of me.
I'd rather take that waking up each night multiple times for a night feed for this no sleep at all season anytime.

Well, not for long anymore. I hope.


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2017/02/12

HUGE WISHLIST | SPRING 2017


It's time for another wish list. You might remember the wish list I created before Winter last year and it quickly became one of the most-read blog posts at the time, so I thought a little Spring edition wouldn't be bad. I absolutely love making these wish lists, although - at the moment I don't really have money to buy anything but you know, part of me feels okay with just making a blog post and scrolling through all the websites without actually buying anything. All the product pictures belong to the websites I gathered them and you can find links to all the products underneath the pictures. This also is not a sponsored post so if you go and click the links & buy something - I don't get anything from it. Let's go to the list! 

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DENIM JACKETS

I've been so in love with denim jackets lately. I've got no clue really why, though, maybe because of the fact that they've started making them in other colors than dark blue-ish (what is it called, denim?). I've been wanting dark denim jacket for quite a while now and it would be perfect for Spring time. Oh my goodness, Spring - could you arrive a bit faster? Okay? Okay?
That second one from Pull&Bear has completely stolen my heart and I guess that might be the one which ends up to the shopping cart before Spring arrives properly.

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BOMBER JACKETS

Okay, I still haven't got over from my bomber jacket obsession. I really don't know why I find them so appealing, but I absolutely love them. Without a shame. I could buy all the bomber jackets in the world. I absolutely fell in love with those first two I put there in the photo collage somehow floral prints have also spoken to me on a whole new level.

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SWEATSHIRTS

Sweatshirt time is not over. If you ask me. You can wear these things also during the Spring so why not? I absolutely fell in love with the one from Puma so I might need to get that into my very own sweatshirt collection. Yeap, I've got a quite few of these in my closet.


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SHIRTS & BLOUSES

I mean, I went a bit overboard with this one - but there were so many pretty shirts and blouses around so I just had to include them all. I'm actually quite surprised that there is something else than all black on my wish list this Spring. Could it be? Could it? Am I getting over from all black outfits?

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JEANS

I know that my goal after pregnancy and during this pregnancy is to fit into my old jeans. But if I do not fit in, I've got a fine excuse to get myself new ones. Although, these are something that I really need so I might buy the ones from Pull&Bear(3).


So that's basically everything I've got on my wish list at the moment. Can't wait for Spring already!
What's on your Spring wish list?


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2017/02/10

5 THOUGHTS ABOUT MATERNITY LEAVE

I've been home for one month now. 
Without a baby, though. 
On a maternity leave. 
And it's driving me insane. 

Okay, 'insane' is kind of an overstatement, to be honest. But I have to say that these haven't been the most enjoyable couple of weeks I've had. 


1. Being alone. 

I love being alone. I really do, but at some point it becomes boring. You know, your husband is at work so you end up spending the day home alone. Your friends are at work or school or you know, living their lives - so you basically spend the days home alone. 

2. There's not enough series in Netflix. 

I can say that I've watched everything that's on Netflix. Jane the Virgin had its second season there a few weeks back, I watched it in a week. Modern Family had a new season, I watched it in less than a week. If you ask me, Netflix is updating series so slowly. But then again, when you've got nothing else to do... 

3. Feeling lonely. 

This goes hand in hand with the first thought about maternity leave. I could write a whole post about the fact how lonely I do feel. J's at work, most of my friends somehow disappeared after they found out I was pregnant and others just live too far away and have their own lives. 

4. At one point, all the cleaning is done. 

You know, sometimes doing the housework sucks. But when you've got nothing else to do, you just clean and clean and clean until you've got nothing else to clean. On the positive side, our apartment has never been this tidy before. When the baby arrives, I can cherish this memory. 

5. It's so easy to get unproductive. 

Watching Netflix, laying on the sofa and basically having nothing to do makes me feel so lazy that it kills my productivity. As being someone who's always on the go and doing stuff, it's a pretty huge life change. For me, while being on a maternity leave - I've found myself being so unproductive that I actually started scheduling my to-do lists for the day so I could get things done and feel better about myself. 

How do you cope when you've got nothing to do? 
I can't wait for the baby to arrive so I can start living in the baby bubble. 


2017/02/08

KOKO K & CANDY K | KYLIE COSMETICS


To be honest, here, I never would have believed that I was going to be in this situation writing a blog post about Kylie Lip Kits. Honestly, I've never had any interest in these whatsoever, but here I am - writing a post about them. By the chance of faith, I managed to end up with two of these.

THE FIRST IMPRESSION

My first impression about these, hmm. They look great. The packaging looks very simple, yet so pretty. So my first impression about these was really good. I thought, what the heck - I might give these a go. For you who already don't know, Kylie Lip Kits include matte liquid lipstick and a lip liner to go with it. Nicely both in the same package with $29 sign tagged on to them.


THOUGHTS

Yeah, they look pretty and all. They spread nicely, or at least they did so on my hand. I didn't try them on my lips and you're soon about to find out the reason why I didn't. The shades are absolutely wonderful, but I still can't see what's the hype here?
Maybe it's the brand. Okay, I'm sure it's the brand.

For me, the experience was a bit painful. I found washing away that lipstick off my hand really hard. I used proper makeup remover, I used water and soap but yet that lipstick was like glued to my hand. A few hours later, my hand looked like I was branded. So I don't know if there was something about the product that was wrong - highly doubt it, though, because these are not dupes - or was it because my skin is extremely sensitive and these lip kits seem to be a quite hardcore stuff.

The lip liners I really did enjoy, so maybe I'll be using those and mixing them with my own lipsticks that I know that are okay with my skin. So no, I'm definitely not going to try these on my lips because my face is too pretty to be ruined.

How's your experience with Kylie Lip Kits, have you ever tried them out?


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