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About Health and Fitness

Hey lovelies, I hope you have had a fantastic week so far. Don’t know if you remember, I took a long break from blogging because I was not feeling well. It was nothing serious, but I didn’t feel I had the energy to keep up with everything. My energy level was very low. The first thing I did was to rebuild my exercise routine. It has been more than half a year. I can see the difference, and I certainly have more energy. It helps me to rewind and de-stress. I am not an expert or professional re this topic. I just want to share some of my personal experience here with you. Find the exercise you enjoy I signed up a membership with a local fitness studio. It’s not a gym. I get bored easily with exercises, for example, jogging or cycling. I knew I would give up very quickly if I were not interested. My knees also don’t like me doing these kinds of exercise. The studio offers a good variety of classes, …

Ryan Storer

Lately I have been loving gold jewellery with beautiful unconventional design. One of the Australian jewellery designers I really love is Ryan Storer. His design is modern,  intricate, and fearless. I think he made his name for his boldly designed ear cuffs. Everything was sold out in a short time. Every ear cuff is a statement piece. No doubt they have become so popular. I simply just fell in love with his clean and perfect artistic design. Also I love the way he use different material. He use Swarovski Crystal, pearl, gold, silver, brass and so on. My favourites are the natural shell earrings and cuff.  So beautiful!   All the photos are from ryanstorer.bigcartel.com

Declutter Friendship

Declutter friendship?! Hmmm…sounds harsh? We talk about declutter stuff a lot, like our desk, our wardrobe, and our mind. However, have you thought that we might have to declutter friendship from time to time. It all started from a conversation I had with a couple of friends few weeks back and an article I read a while ago about mental health. If hanging on to useless stuff is not healthy, how different is hanging on to toxic friendship. Quite often I hear friends talk about some of their friends who like to argue constantly, who like to win at the end no matter at what cost, who is super negative about everything and never change, who is selfish and only contact you when they need your help or borrow money. If that’s case, maybe it’s time to have a close look at the friendship and downsize friends. Set boundary. Friends should support each other. I totally agree. However, it doesn’t mean you have to answer the call in the middle of the night. You don’t have …

Little Things I Have Been Loving

Hey lovelies, it has been a long time since I did a favourite post. I have some beauty products, a new favourite fragrance, and some other bits and bobs. I love sharing favourite things with my friends.  It’s just so exciting! 🙂 Replica Beach Walk EDT Maison Margiela I can’t tell you enough how much I love this one. It has become my every day scent since I bought it. It’s light, refreshing, and warm. It’s the smell of summer breeze and feeling of the afternoon sun on your skin. The coconut scent takes me to the golden sand beach every time when I wear it. I guess that’s why it’s called “Beach Walk“. It makes me feel cosy and relaxed. Buxom Cosmetic Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick – Burning Desire I came across this lipstick about a month ago. As it’s still winter here in Australia, I always love a bold red lippy in the cold season. It’s really long-lasting and lightweight. The lipstick is super pigmented. I love the satin finish. I …

Hey there

Hey there, it has been a long time. I have been missing you guys and this little me space a lot. I hope you are all well. I am sorry that I hit the “Pause Button” hard this time. It started from some minor health issues. Then, it went on. Eventually, my doctor told me it was probably all caused by stress. I was asked to minimise my “screen time” apart from work, have more rest and do more exercises. At that point, I felt exhausted all the time. I started experiencing insomnia. I wasn’t very happy at all. Then, I realised that taking care of my mental health was the only responsible thing to do. Otherwise, it would be just irresponsible for everyone in my life. So I signed up a new membership to do Pilates and Yoga. I have a new routine now to exercise 4 to 5 times a week. We also had an island retreat in Vanuatu. I will tell you all about it. 🙂 Just want to say big Thank you …

How do I get a Good Night Sleep.

How many hours do you sleep every night? Have you noticed a good night sleep makes a quite big difference for the next day? Do you know a Koala sleeps up to 18-22 hours per day? Haha, sorry, the last question is irrelevant. We all know good quality sleep means a lot to our daily life. It means a productive day at work. It means a much better mood. It means your body won’t be craving for sugar. It means a better skin day as well. I have always been a light sleeper, and I have been struggling to have good rest at night. Along the way, I collected some tips to help me to have a good night sleep. I thought I share some of the useful tips here with you. Improve sleep environment. Keep the bedroom cool and quiet.  Certainly, a noisy environment won’t help with sleep. Take time to choose a comfortable pillow and mattress. Trust me, choosing the right pillow and mattress for yourself could be quite a task. Reading instead of watching …

Happy Valentine’s day!

Love is in the air! Love is in the water, in every sip of your tea and coffee…   I wish you a very Happy Valentine’s day! If you have a husband/wife/partner/boyfriend/girlfriend, I hope everyday is Valentine’s day to you both. Love is big and small. It’s everywhere, everything, a glass of water on your desk when you are busy working/studying, a hug or/and a kiss before you leave home to work, hold your hand before cross the street, fresh coffee when you wake up, bear hug when you feel down… I wish you a very Happy Valentine’s day! If you don’t have a partner/boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife yet, I hope you won’t give up on love. Before the Mr/Mrs Right shows up at your door, love yourself, make yourself happy, be responsible for your own happiness! We all love you. 🙂 With lots of love! Jen xx

Comfy bed ideas

I am a bit speechless about the weather now. We are in the middle of a summer here in Australia. It’s supposed to be hot and sunny. Remember I was saying it was so hot in my post on Wednesday. Now it has been raining for two days. The temperature dropped almost 10 degrees. All of a sudden, I get that feeling that winter is on the way. For me, the best time in winter is staying in my comfortable and warm bed with jersey bed linen. I so much love them. I still remember the time I discovered the jersey sheets. I’m like…I would never use any other sheets on my bed in winter again. The normal sheet can be really cold. It just makes the sleeping time so painful. A good jersey sheet is made from nice cotton. It’s very soft. So you can have a better night sleep. I used to love wool mattress pads when I was in New Zealand. Now winter in Brisbane is not that cold. I haven’t had a …

TV Shows I Enjoyed Watching Over Holiday

As you know, we didn’t go anywhere this holiday. We had family and friends came for a visit. So I did have plenty of time to watch some TV shows. Well, I am not reviewing any TV shows. Just thought I share some of the ones I really enjoyed watching. If you have any recommendations, please leave a comment below. I would love to watch/discover some new shows. Criminal Minds – I have been following this one for years, and I have always loved Crime TV shows, CSI, NCIS and etc. So it’s always my number one choice. Peaky Blinders – I am so surprised that I actually love this show. To be honest, I didn’t think it was my type, gangster, violence… I was wrong! I was hooked and couldn’t stop watching it. The Blacklist – Same as Criminal minds. I have been watching this one for a while. Love every single episode. It’s a little bit more than just a crime show. There is mystery, family, and love. Star trek: Discovery – I am not a huge …

Hello

Hello, everyone! Hope you are all well. How was your holiday? I hope you had a wonderful time. On the other hand, if your holiday is still going, lucky you! 🙂 Mine is officially over. I am back to work today, and I will start doing more blogging from now on. I really miss you guys and this little space. I have quite a few things to share, some skin/body care products reviews, recipes, TV shows I loved during the holiday. But one at a time, Of course. We had a very busy holiday with friends and family. We had friends visiting from New Zealand. That was so sweet. We hadn’t seen each other for over five years. Nothing is better than reunion with good friends. Hopefully, we get to revisit New Zealand some time soon. It has been really hot this summer in Australia. Last weekend, it was 38 degree here. Crazy! The only thing we could think of was going to the beach and enjoy the water. Holiday also means a lot of cooking …