Chop chop chop!

I had this horrible, horrible migrane during the prelims marking period. It was not surprising though because I had very little sleep, very little rest and had tons of markings on top of the lesson preparations, remedials and CCA session.

This happens every year and I can say I was kinda expecting it.

But one morning, I really could not contain it much longer as I felt like the head was going to burst anytime and I had to have that much self-restraint , in order not to bang my head against the wall. I left school after my last lesson at 11 am to catch some sleep - thought that would help.

I went over to my sister's place for that nap and when I woke up, mum started nagging at me about the length of my hair. She said my butt-length hair was the main cause of my headache. I refused to listen because I did not want to cut my hair - I love the length and the curls lah! But you know , even at this age, I still listen to my mum  a lot so I had no choice but to let her drag me to the hair salon.

She brought me to her regular hairdresser in a neighbourhood area. I used to go there a lot while I was schooling - last visit was when I was 15 years old. It was a rather nostalgic moment when I stepped into the salon and realised that not much has changed. The sister who does the haircut is still as friendly and pretty as ever, despite the many years we have not met.

So anyway, my mum told her how much to cut (SOB!!!) while I just sat there , biting my teeth in an attempt to alleviate the pain. I was pretty sad looking at the how much of the hair is gone (it is now a few inches below my shoulders).

The hairdresser suggested doing the henna treatment as she claimed it will 'cool' the heaty head and get rid of the migrane.  Ooooh....I love the henna treatment! I  love the smell of henna . In addition,  the cooling effect was almost immediate.

She then applied this scalp lotion which gave a very 'airy' feeling and made my whole head feel super light - as if I had no hair. That was a very shiok moment for me ....hahahahaha.........

A permanent fixture in my bathroom now

All in all, my whole visit only cost me $75. If I had gone to my usual place at Janzten , that would easily cost at least $300.

Verdict: Headache was gone and my scalp actually felt really cool for the next few days. The smell of henna was pretty strong though and I really didn't mind it (in fact, I love it!) but husby could not wait for the smell to go off.

I have been advised to go for henna treatment once every two months to prevent such migranes in the future. I think I will do just that :)

Princess Themed Diapercake

I have always wanted to do a Princess theme for my diapercakes. The idea of fairy wings, wands, tiara, fluffy lace etc is really whimsical and dreamy - perfect for that princess in everyone of us.

So, even though I am up to my neck with work , I wholeheartedly said "yes" when someone asked for a Princess-themed diapercake for this weekend!

It was such fun doing this, I tell you . Honestly, I have been rather stressed up the past few weeks and have not had enough rest. But the minute I cleared the more important work, I set down to my favourite business.

Here you go - pictures of my time and effort! :)

The back of the cake - which in my opinion, looks like another complete different cake.

I love pink so this really made my day :)

I also did another one this weekend . Customer requested for different shades of purple.

You can see more photos of my diapercakes under D'Fine Yourstyle Facebook Page or under my labels on the side bar.

Drop me an email or FB message should you have any enquiry or to place an order (self-promotion here) .

Toodles! Gonna cook lunch now!

September Bellabox

Loving it because it has my favourite lip gloss! Gonna try the sheet mask tonite...

My first Bellabox :)

Have you heard of bellabox?

I only heard of it sometime last month although apparently, it has been around for quite a while.

What exactly is it?

Let's just say it is like buying a small present for yourself as a reward for all your hard work and as a perk-me-up :)

How bellabox works

Bellabox is specially for people who love / want to try new beauty products yet, at the same time, not sure if you want to splurge on something that you have never tried before. Bellabox sends you approximately five products each month and everything is hand-picked and definitely authentic.

Hmmm.... but how do they handpick the items when they don't know you at all? That is simply solved by the beauty profile page that you need to fill in upon signing up.

The good thing is that you can edit your profile along the way. We all know how sometimes the skin conditions can change drastically - pimple, eye bags , etc . So updating your info every now and then will actually help them in getting the right things for you.

I have read reviews online about bellabox and almost all have been positive ones. Most of the time they will send you travel size or sample-sized products (I would love to get miniature perfumes!), wrapped in pretty pink packaging, with the occasional regular-sized ones.They will also include vouchers that you can use to get your favourite items. If you decide that you like what they send you, you can purchase it at their site as well.

Here are some pictures of other people's Bellaboxes...

I was rather intrigued so I decided to pay a visit.

How much does one need to pay?

There are different subscription plans that you can choose from. I chose the basic plan which costs me $19.95  per month, which I feel is reasonable. It is a plus point that I can cancel it anytime. That means that if  by any chance, I get sick of it or too broke to spare $20, I can just terminate my subscription - no commitment needed! On top of that , they will only deduct the amount from your card monthly , instead of the common prepaid plans which you cannot back out of :)

Of course if you are sure that you want / can commit, you may want to opt for the annual membership. Whatever payment made incurs rewards points which may be used to offset future purchases.

Anyway, I received my first Bellabox a while back. I was actually still at work when they sent the package. Because I was just impatient (and worried the next delivery will still clash with my working hours), I just told the courier guy to leave it at my door.  I needed to convince him that it was alright to do that.

So here's my Bellabox for the month of August!

Vouchers! Will definitely use that one by SaSa to get my BB cream.

A little disappointed that items didn't come in the usual pink packaging. Instead , they came in this (ugly) bag just because August is when the nation celebrates its birthday. Sigh,

L'oreal Youthcode, China Glaze nail polish, Dermalogica Cleanser, Enavose Priobotics Exfoliance Gommage & Elizabeth Arden Cleanser, toner and serum (samples)

I absolutely love this exfoliator from Enavose! Honestly, I have never heard of this brand before so it was a really pleasant surprise that it works so well! The texture is really smooth , unlike the typical exfoliator with mini beads, but when I rub it gently on the face, I can see all the dead skin coming off. My face felt really clean and smooth after that, and don't feel dry at all! I think I am going to purchase it!

I left a review on the official page because one can earn 5 rewards points for each review done. It gets better, doesn't it? 

The other one that I really like is the Dermalogica cleanser. The least favourite is the L'oreal Youth Code - don't think it works for me. 

I simply cannot wait for September's Bellabox. Come quick!