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Thursday, October 18, 2018

[Unboxing] The Stationery Selection October Box

I am so excited to post about my first stationery subscription box that I found in my little research post. They offer a monthly subscription, but you can always buy individual boxes.

The Stationery Selection

FB | Instagram: @thestationeryselection

The box is USD $36.95, and shipping is USD $10, which translates to about SGD $66.80 based on Paypal's conversion rate at the time.

You get a detailed note on the items you receive!
Full box contents!
Laid out flat on my floor lol
Super pleased with this Mark-ON pen. It is really fast-drying, even more so than the SARASA Dry.
Hand-drawn postcard, anyone?
Beautiful letter paper!
I am so pleased to receive the MD notebook in monthly format. My current bullet journal is a normal A5 notebook that I use to journal monthly, and I had planned on getting another one for next year. I can use this together with my Hobonichi for 2019! #allset

I did some research on the selling price of all the products, and the mark-up is pretty reasonable to me. If you don't get much Japan-related products in your country, and you are comfortable with mystery boxes, then I think this box is really worth it!

Worth it at its price!
You can reserve your next box / subscription through their website. Follow their FB / IG to know when the next box is released!

The Stationery Selection

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Sunday, October 07, 2018

The Sunday Currently, Volume Forty Three

Skipped a weekend because I was feeling under the weather T.T October started off with a bang, and it looks like work will be ramping up this month! Fighting! (。・ω・)ゞ


WATCHING... Boruto: Naruto Next Generation. I lost interest in the series after the original manga ended. After starting on this anime out of boredom, I found it to be pretty entertaining!

UNBOXING... my package from The Stationery Selection! I am very pleased with what I received, and I cannot wait to post about it~

TRYING... out new games on my phone. This time I looked for a casino-type game when I want to zone out, haha.

THINKING... about the backlog of emails I will have to clear in office tomorrow. I was outside for an exhibition for several days last week, so I expect a mountain of tasks to clear tomorrow. (ノ`´)ノ ~┻━┻ ~

WISHING... that payday will come soon. I still feel happy when my salary comes in every month, haha!

LOVING... my freebies and loot from Cityluxe's Japan Walk Walk event this week!

Inspired by the original The Sunday Currently, here.

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Thursday, October 04, 2018

Skincare update! [September, 2018]

I got to try the L'Herboflore series (Garden of Venus) that I bought from Qoo10 some months ago! Originating from Taiwan, these masks have been introduced on popular skincare and beauty show 女人我最大 , and have been around for longer than I thought (online reviews date back to around 2013?). They seem to be only available online for Singapore...

From left to right:

♡   Aegean Sea - Marine Collagen Resilience Lift Mask ♡

What it is: Marine collagen can strengthen the moisture and elasticity of skin, effectively smooth wrinkles and slow down the aging process of the skin. 

Key ingredients: Water, Carbomer, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Collagen, Fragrance, Tocotrienols, Panthenol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycerin, Chamomile

My thoughts: I do not really see any effects of the collagen, but the skin feels moisturized and calmer, especially around my nose. I've been sneezing a lot, so the skin there is quite dry. But the area was less red for two days x)

♡   Lychee Translucent Hydromask ♡

What it is: A thin mask containing lychee juice, a fruit that is rich in polyphenols that can maintain the flexibility of skin and enhance skin brightness. 

Key ingredients: Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Litchi Chinensis Fruit Juice, Trideceth-9, Bisabolol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid

My thoughts: This mask smells SO good, just like lychee! Definitely moisturizing and brightening.

♡  Perfume Lotus Balancing Hydromask ♡

What it is: A thin sheet mask containing the perfume lotus, which is rich in plant polysaccharides and biotins that offer moisturizing, revitalizing and whitening effects. 

Price: Get 5 masks for S$13 over at Qoo10 (excluding shipping). That does make each mask on the pricier side (~$3.00 per mask).

Key ingredients: Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin, Propylene Glycol

My thoughts: I always choose hydrating masks because of the dry zones on my face. This mask smelled really nice and was sufficiently hydrating. Despite the scented mask sheet, I did not have any adverse reaction to it, which is good!

♡  Orchid Whitening Hydromask ♡

What it is: A sheet mask with moon orchid extract with a brightening, whitening and soothing effect. 

Key ingredients: Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin, Propylene Glycol

My thoughts: The thin sheet mask broke while I was trying to shift it around to fit my face ): Also, the top ingredients making up the mask essence are the same as the one above, so I was not expecting to see a difference. The fit was better than the TT masks I used last month though.

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