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What Can You Buy Under RM50 on Shopee?

Hello, gorgeousness! It's been a while since our last Shopee finds blog post. When I tell you this kind of post is such a big hit on the blog, I am not kidding. Thank you so much for loving this series and I will keep doing it. 

I think even if you weren't into online shopping before, chances are that 2020 and 2021 turned you into one. At least in Malaysia, we're still in a lockdown due to the rising positive COVID-19 cases and god knows how long it's going to last this time. Thanks to Shopee, for keeping some of us sane during these tough times.

So I have rounded up some of the hidden gems and great steals that Shopee has to offer. From your daily necessities to electronics and D.I.Y-ing, and none of these are over RM50! 

Closet Organizer

SUPERWAY | shopee.com
RM19.80


Messy underwear drawer? It's not a problem anymore with this simple closet organizer. It's a game-changer! Everything is in its place. Tell me how is that not satisfying?

Pet Hair/ Lint Remover

FASHIONAPPLE | shopee.com
RM8.60


You know those lint rollers where you need to peel the skin off before using? This is three times better. It's eco-friendly, cost-saving, it's tiny and does the job better. If you have pets at home, this is your necessity right here. 

Marble Design Dotted Journal

EWSTORE.MY | shopee.com
RM19.90


I am obsessed with marble designs, still after all these years and if you are, as well, this is perfect for you. It's so beautiful and aesthetic! It's definitely Pinterest-worthy.

Floral Design Dotted Journal

CORDERONA JOURNALS | shopee.com
RM32.90


Not a fan of marble designs? This floral journal is cute too! I almost bought this one just for fun but I am on a low-buy so I don't want to buy something for the sake of just having it. But if this one floats your boat, go for it!

Portable Warming Coaster

WOWKI | shopee.com
RM48.23


Isn't this the cutest thing ever?! I have set my eyes on warming coasters lately and this one caught my eye. It's not just a warming coaster but it comes with aromatherapy. That's quite an invention.

Nordic Style Wooden Hanging Shelf

GOODSTUFF.MY | shopee.com
RM17.99


What a way to decorate those lonely walls. I know I have plenty of those walls in my house. And if you're a plant mom or dad, and you don't have any more room on your counters, these will let you hang your plants!

Derma Angel Ultra Thin Acne Patch

GUARDIAN.OS | shopee.com
RM11.20


I know nothing beats the CosRX acne patch but okay, to each their own. This is my lifesaver and I am about to change your life. It's a regular acne patch that absorbs all the nastiness out of a pimple but it's super-duper thin. It's 0.01cm! Completely undetectable under makeup. Godsent! *chef's kiss*

Aesthetic Coffee Table Book

VALOOBUY | shopee.com
RM8.90


These are fake books, they're not real, they're meant to just be a decoration. They're made of cardboard I believe. The real books are pretty expensive to buy. Books, in general, are expensive y'know. So I have been meaning to get these just so I can use them as props for my blog pictures!

Digital Kitchen Measuring Cup and Food Scale

ABSOLUTE KITCHEN | shopee.com
RM39.90


I have always wanted something like this so I will never misread a measurement again. It's a measuring cup and a food scale. All in one. *Added to cart*

Charging Stand Dock Station

XIJING | shopee.com
RM15.60


I just love the idea of charging stands because I basically love when everything has its own place. It's so pleasing to the eyes. This is perfect to put on your nightstand. So practical!

Massage Gun

HAORAN | shopee.com
RM48.90


Back pain? Shoulder pain? Arm pain? Get this. Treat someone to this massage gun. I have seen Weylie and Wah on YouTube used this in one of their vlogs before and I kinda want one. It's portable, wireless and great for on the go. 

Bluetooth Keyboard With Touchpad

NIXXO | shopee.com
RM48.75


One word, adorable. Functionality always comes first but the overall aesthetic deserves a plus point. If you have an iPad or a tablet, this is so handy-dandy. There's just something about touch-screen keyboards that makes me feel uncomfortable. 

Vintage Style Maxi Dress

ZANZEA | shopee.com
RM42.71


I am having some kind of a wardrobe upgrade if you will, and I am all about these maxi dresses now. My s/o loves it when I wear maxi dresses and I can see why. Modest but still stylish. And this is the place I always get mine from!

*Some links used are affiliated - Please note that no commission is earned through clicking links and no additional cost to you if you buy products in this post (or any other posts in this blog) using my links. Thank you~

Do you own any of the things I've mentioned? Let me know what else you would add to the list xx

What Can You Buy Under RM50 on Shopee?

What Can You Buy Under RM50 on Shopee?

Hello, gorgeousness! It's been a while since our last Shopee finds blog post. When I tell you this kind of post is such a big hit on the blog, I am not kidding. Thank you so much for loving this series and I will keep doing it. 

I think even if you weren't into online shopping before, chances are that 2020 and 2021 turned you into one. At least in Malaysia, we're still in a lockdown due to the rising positive COVID-19 cases and god knows how long it's going to last this time. Thanks to Shopee, for keeping some of us sane during these tough times.

So I have rounded up some of the hidden gems and great steals that Shopee has to offer. From your daily necessities to electronics and D.I.Y-ing, and none of these are over RM50! 

Closet Organizer

SUPERWAY | shopee.com
RM19.80


Messy underwear drawer? It's not a problem anymore with this simple closet organizer. It's a game-changer! Everything is in its place. Tell me how is that not satisfying?

Pet Hair/ Lint Remover

FASHIONAPPLE | shopee.com
RM8.60


You know those lint rollers where you need to peel the skin off before using? This is three times better. It's eco-friendly, cost-saving, it's tiny and does the job better. If you have pets at home, this is your necessity right here. 

Marble Design Dotted Journal

EWSTORE.MY | shopee.com
RM19.90


I am obsessed with marble designs, still after all these years and if you are, as well, this is perfect for you. It's so beautiful and aesthetic! It's definitely Pinterest-worthy.

Floral Design Dotted Journal

CORDERONA JOURNALS | shopee.com
RM32.90


Not a fan of marble designs? This floral journal is cute too! I almost bought this one just for fun but I am on a low-buy so I don't want to buy something for the sake of just having it. But if this one floats your boat, go for it!

Portable Warming Coaster

WOWKI | shopee.com
RM48.23


Isn't this the cutest thing ever?! I have set my eyes on warming coasters lately and this one caught my eye. It's not just a warming coaster but it comes with aromatherapy. That's quite an invention.

Nordic Style Wooden Hanging Shelf

GOODSTUFF.MY | shopee.com
RM17.99


What a way to decorate those lonely walls. I know I have plenty of those walls in my house. And if you're a plant mom or dad, and you don't have any more room on your counters, these will let you hang your plants!

Derma Angel Ultra Thin Acne Patch

GUARDIAN.OS | shopee.com
RM11.20


I know nothing beats the CosRX acne patch but okay, to each their own. This is my lifesaver and I am about to change your life. It's a regular acne patch that absorbs all the nastiness out of a pimple but it's super-duper thin. It's 0.01cm! Completely undetectable under makeup. Godsent! *chef's kiss*

Aesthetic Coffee Table Book

VALOOBUY | shopee.com
RM8.90


These are fake books, they're not real, they're meant to just be a decoration. They're made of cardboard I believe. The real books are pretty expensive to buy. Books, in general, are expensive y'know. So I have been meaning to get these just so I can use them as props for my blog pictures!

Digital Kitchen Measuring Cup and Food Scale

ABSOLUTE KITCHEN | shopee.com
RM39.90


I have always wanted something like this so I will never misread a measurement again. It's a measuring cup and a food scale. All in one. *Added to cart*

Charging Stand Dock Station

XIJING | shopee.com
RM15.60


I just love the idea of charging stands because I basically love when everything has its own place. It's so pleasing to the eyes. This is perfect to put on your nightstand. So practical!

Massage Gun

HAORAN | shopee.com
RM48.90


Back pain? Shoulder pain? Arm pain? Get this. Treat someone to this massage gun. I have seen Weylie and Wah on YouTube used this in one of their vlogs before and I kinda want one. It's portable, wireless and great for on the go. 

Bluetooth Keyboard With Touchpad

NIXXO | shopee.com
RM48.75


One word, adorable. Functionality always comes first but the overall aesthetic deserves a plus point. If you have an iPad or a tablet, this is so handy-dandy. There's just something about touch-screen keyboards that makes me feel uncomfortable. 

Vintage Style Maxi Dress

ZANZEA | shopee.com
RM42.71


I am having some kind of a wardrobe upgrade if you will, and I am all about these maxi dresses now. My s/o loves it when I wear maxi dresses and I can see why. Modest but still stylish. And this is the place I always get mine from!

*Some links used are affiliated - Please note that no commission is earned through clicking links and no additional cost to you if you buy products in this post (or any other posts in this blog) using my links. Thank you~

Do you own any of the things I've mentioned? Let me know what else you would add to the list xx
I haven't really sat down to write a blog post in what feels like forever, so bear with me. I can't believe we're already nearing half of 2021 and it's been a bittersweet year so far. I don't really see how another half of 2021 could magically be better. I haven't left my house for months and I may actually spend an entire 2021 without going outside, really.

Anyway, May was a bit of a rollercoaster both in real life and in my blogging life, and I recently have been feeling so... off. So separated from this blogging world. 

It feels like today I am gonna spend a huge chunk of my time here and then the next day I am nowhere to be found and it's like an endless cycle at the moment. I just want to state for the record as well that I love blogging with all of my heart and miss it dearly. 

I am gonna try so hard not to feel burned out. Please send me all the good vibes and prayers. 

Five Things In May 2021

1. Vaccinated!

Perhaps this is one of the biggest highlights of May. Yes, this girl is vaccinated! Getting the vaccine actually didn't really hurt at all because knowing me, I am scared of jabs. It happened in a blink of an eye and I am so grateful that the process was such a breeze.

I had no side effects other than fatigue right after the jab and mild muscle soreness after a couple of days. I feel like I have done my part to help end the pandemic and to protect my family, friends and my community. I would make the same decision again in a heartbeat.

2. A little gateway


A. VERY. MUCH. NEEDED. GATEWAY.

I want to believe I went to like a private island or something but it's just an undiscovered island with little to no creature. It's so calming. I would love to be in the middle of the ocean by myself surrounded by the water and breathtaking views. 

3. May's bullet journal flip through

Notes: I was being super generous and doubled up the amount of money I spent last month as compared to the month before, which was April. As far as my habits go, I did a pretty good job not forgetting my sunscreen! I know it should be a routine at this point but sometimes people forget, y'know what I mean?

Notes: Yup, my sleeping pattern is once again messed up. Please pray for this homegirl.

4. McDonald's iced latte

As a non-coffee drinker and never being a fan of coffee, I have resisted trying anything coffee especially from places like McDonald's. Aside from their french fries, I don't have much faith in them. 

I don't know what's gotten into me but I went ahead and ordered a small iced latte with normal sugar. It was incredibly sweet and to be honest, I don't really like the after-taste. So it was just mediocre to me and I don't know how some girls on my Instagram be drinking this every single day. No hate but to each their own.

5. Dreamy sunset

I am so grateful to be living in a place that has the beautiful sunset view, ever. And being the sunset chaser myself, I can't not take thousands of pictures. Bless my phone's gallery.

How's your May? What are you grateful for last month?

Five Things In May 2021

I haven't really sat down to write a blog post in what feels like forever, so bear with me. I can't believe we're already nearing half of 2021 and it's been a bittersweet year so far. I don't really see how another half of 2021 could magically be better. I haven't left my house for months and I may actually spend an entire 2021 without going outside, really.

Anyway, May was a bit of a rollercoaster both in real life and in my blogging life, and I recently have been feeling so... off. So separated from this blogging world. 

It feels like today I am gonna spend a huge chunk of my time here and then the next day I am nowhere to be found and it's like an endless cycle at the moment. I just want to state for the record as well that I love blogging with all of my heart and miss it dearly. 

I am gonna try so hard not to feel burned out. Please send me all the good vibes and prayers. 

Five Things In May 2021

1. Vaccinated!

Perhaps this is one of the biggest highlights of May. Yes, this girl is vaccinated! Getting the vaccine actually didn't really hurt at all because knowing me, I am scared of jabs. It happened in a blink of an eye and I am so grateful that the process was such a breeze.

I had no side effects other than fatigue right after the jab and mild muscle soreness after a couple of days. I feel like I have done my part to help end the pandemic and to protect my family, friends and my community. I would make the same decision again in a heartbeat.

2. A little gateway


A. VERY. MUCH. NEEDED. GATEWAY.

I want to believe I went to like a private island or something but it's just an undiscovered island with little to no creature. It's so calming. I would love to be in the middle of the ocean by myself surrounded by the water and breathtaking views. 

3. May's bullet journal flip through

Notes: I was being super generous and doubled up the amount of money I spent last month as compared to the month before, which was April. As far as my habits go, I did a pretty good job not forgetting my sunscreen! I know it should be a routine at this point but sometimes people forget, y'know what I mean?

Notes: Yup, my sleeping pattern is once again messed up. Please pray for this homegirl.

4. McDonald's iced latte

As a non-coffee drinker and never being a fan of coffee, I have resisted trying anything coffee especially from places like McDonald's. Aside from their french fries, I don't have much faith in them. 

I don't know what's gotten into me but I went ahead and ordered a small iced latte with normal sugar. It was incredibly sweet and to be honest, I don't really like the after-taste. So it was just mediocre to me and I don't know how some girls on my Instagram be drinking this every single day. No hate but to each their own.

5. Dreamy sunset

I am so grateful to be living in a place that has the beautiful sunset view, ever. And being the sunset chaser myself, I can't not take thousands of pictures. Bless my phone's gallery.

How's your May? What are you grateful for last month?
That Local Skincare Product I Will Always Repurchase

I love experimenting with new skincare products, but I am also a creature of habit. Once I find something that I like and works for me, I can guarantee you will find it in my empties basket countless times.

It is from Kayman!

A reliable local skincare brand that I trust, works like a charm, avoids any fragrances and alcohol in their products, and doesn't test on animals.

Anyway, this is not sponsored. I am not being paid or whatsoever. I just happen to have some definite favorites from Kayman that I know I would never stray too far away from. I have been using and repurchasing from Kayman for the past 2.5 years and that speaks volume! Trust me, I can easily track my shopping habit.

Kayman Beauty is available on their website and Shopee (the place I always get mine from).

The products I will be mentioning are brightening essence, serum, moisturizer, and a low-pH gel cleanser. These products are always on my vanity because they really work. These are not the be-all and end-all by any means but they maintain my easily-broken-out skin to be in its best state (especially the serum!!)

Another disclaimer for my Malaysian readers: I am coming from a good place. If any of these products did not suit your skin and you hate it, that's okay. Please note that everyone's skin is different. I personally never had an issue with Kayman skincare and I am trying to not offend anyone with my words. 

Low-pH Gel Cleanser: Kayman Coalberry Cleanser

At the beginning of trying this product, I wasn't really amazed because it's just a cleanser you can wash it off but I notice that when I am using another cleanser to switch things up, my skin starts to misbehave. I guess the low-pH tag matters the most for my skin type when it comes to cleansers. 

The texture is a lightweight gel and is formulated with activated charcoal, honey extract, and 10 different berry extracts. I would say a lot of skin types will enjoy this because it will cleanse thoroughly without leaving the skin feeling tight or dry.

I always have to have a perfect first step for my skincare routine because I want to get it right from the get-go. I live by the saying that goes: "your cleanser can make or break your skincare routine".

Brightening Essence: Kayman Rosa Glow Treatment Essence

As the name says, it's a treatment essence so this is not a regular hydrating toner/essence. It is perfect for gals like me that have plenty of post-acne hyperpigmentation because it contains 2% of Alpha Arbutin that excels any PIH work and brightens the overall complexion. 

It has a very watery consistency. Very minimal ingredients - no alcohol, no fragrance and is only focused on the ones our skin really needs and it works.

It almost pains me to always use this because it's the most expensive in the bunch but it really does the job. All of my darker scars fade in like two weeks and my complexion is better day by day but why you have to be RM89 a bottle?

That Local Skincare Product I Will Always Repurchase

Soothing Serum: Kayman Skintella Repairing Serum

I feel like I don't give her enough credit. I don't talk about it often on this blog. Actually, I don't talk about any of these products often at all. Lol! Sometimes I just like to keep things lowkey but anyway, this is my holy grail.

I use this daily and always have backups ready. I go through so many bottles of this little baby! It has helped tremendous amounts with my acne-prone skin and totally changed how it looks. I put my trust in this serum when I am having those unexpected acnes.

Texture: a thicker gel consistency but it absorbs immediately. It makes my skin glows and hydrated. I love the fact that Centella Asiatica extract is high up on the ingredients list because my skin loves that!

It calms my angry skin, repairs my moisture barrier, and improves my overall skin health. I think this is my standout favorite from Kayman. You can't go wrong with it. 

Moisturizer: Kayman Skintella Moisturizing Gel

My newest fav is their new baby: Skintella Moisturizing Gel, which I got to try before they officially released to the public. What an honor! I am one to use a gel moisturizer for night and day since I have oily skin so anything that says 'gel' on it, I am sold. 

The texture is so interesting! It's a lightweight cream to gel texture. It absorbs in a blink of an eye and it has a fresh, cooling sensation that I think two pumps of this moisturizer is not enough for me. I want more.

The formulation is just top-notch for a local brand. I mean, Ceramide, Beta Glucan, and Squalane in a bottle? Sign me up. I am still so impressed every time I am applying it to my skin. At this point, I have completely ditched my favorite Neutrogena moisturizer that has served me well. 

*Please take note that what works on my skin, may not work on yours and vice versa. My skin is oily and acne-prone and quite sensitive to products with alcohol and heavy rose fragrance. Some links used are affiliated - No commission is earned through clicking links and no additional cost for you if you buy products using my links.

Do you have a local product that you will always be repurchasing?

That Local Skincare Product I Will Always Repurchase

That Local Skincare Product I Will Always Repurchase

I love experimenting with new skincare products, but I am also a creature of habit. Once I find something that I like and works for me, I can guarantee you will find it in my empties basket countless times.

It is from Kayman!

A reliable local skincare brand that I trust, works like a charm, avoids any fragrances and alcohol in their products, and doesn't test on animals.

Anyway, this is not sponsored. I am not being paid or whatsoever. I just happen to have some definite favorites from Kayman that I know I would never stray too far away from. I have been using and repurchasing from Kayman for the past 2.5 years and that speaks volume! Trust me, I can easily track my shopping habit.

Kayman Beauty is available on their website and Shopee (the place I always get mine from).

The products I will be mentioning are brightening essence, serum, moisturizer, and a low-pH gel cleanser. These products are always on my vanity because they really work. These are not the be-all and end-all by any means but they maintain my easily-broken-out skin to be in its best state (especially the serum!!)

Another disclaimer for my Malaysian readers: I am coming from a good place. If any of these products did not suit your skin and you hate it, that's okay. Please note that everyone's skin is different. I personally never had an issue with Kayman skincare and I am trying to not offend anyone with my words. 

Low-pH Gel Cleanser: Kayman Coalberry Cleanser

At the beginning of trying this product, I wasn't really amazed because it's just a cleanser you can wash it off but I notice that when I am using another cleanser to switch things up, my skin starts to misbehave. I guess the low-pH tag matters the most for my skin type when it comes to cleansers. 

The texture is a lightweight gel and is formulated with activated charcoal, honey extract, and 10 different berry extracts. I would say a lot of skin types will enjoy this because it will cleanse thoroughly without leaving the skin feeling tight or dry.

I always have to have a perfect first step for my skincare routine because I want to get it right from the get-go. I live by the saying that goes: "your cleanser can make or break your skincare routine".

Brightening Essence: Kayman Rosa Glow Treatment Essence

As the name says, it's a treatment essence so this is not a regular hydrating toner/essence. It is perfect for gals like me that have plenty of post-acne hyperpigmentation because it contains 2% of Alpha Arbutin that excels any PIH work and brightens the overall complexion. 

It has a very watery consistency. Very minimal ingredients - no alcohol, no fragrance and is only focused on the ones our skin really needs and it works.

It almost pains me to always use this because it's the most expensive in the bunch but it really does the job. All of my darker scars fade in like two weeks and my complexion is better day by day but why you have to be RM89 a bottle?

That Local Skincare Product I Will Always Repurchase

Soothing Serum: Kayman Skintella Repairing Serum

I feel like I don't give her enough credit. I don't talk about it often on this blog. Actually, I don't talk about any of these products often at all. Lol! Sometimes I just like to keep things lowkey but anyway, this is my holy grail.

I use this daily and always have backups ready. I go through so many bottles of this little baby! It has helped tremendous amounts with my acne-prone skin and totally changed how it looks. I put my trust in this serum when I am having those unexpected acnes.

Texture: a thicker gel consistency but it absorbs immediately. It makes my skin glows and hydrated. I love the fact that Centella Asiatica extract is high up on the ingredients list because my skin loves that!

It calms my angry skin, repairs my moisture barrier, and improves my overall skin health. I think this is my standout favorite from Kayman. You can't go wrong with it. 

Moisturizer: Kayman Skintella Moisturizing Gel

My newest fav is their new baby: Skintella Moisturizing Gel, which I got to try before they officially released to the public. What an honor! I am one to use a gel moisturizer for night and day since I have oily skin so anything that says 'gel' on it, I am sold. 

The texture is so interesting! It's a lightweight cream to gel texture. It absorbs in a blink of an eye and it has a fresh, cooling sensation that I think two pumps of this moisturizer is not enough for me. I want more.

The formulation is just top-notch for a local brand. I mean, Ceramide, Beta Glucan, and Squalane in a bottle? Sign me up. I am still so impressed every time I am applying it to my skin. At this point, I have completely ditched my favorite Neutrogena moisturizer that has served me well. 

*Please take note that what works on my skin, may not work on yours and vice versa. My skin is oily and acne-prone and quite sensitive to products with alcohol and heavy rose fragrance. Some links used are affiliated - No commission is earned through clicking links and no additional cost for you if you buy products using my links.

Do you have a local product that you will always be repurchasing?
My Eid 2021 In Pictures
First things first, makeup! It was a good makeup day and my skin was behaving like a good girl.



My Eid fit. Snatched it while it was RM70 (originally RM100 something) and it's such a pretty 2-piece modern kurung!

We're not expecting any guests so this was just for us 5.

My fav Raya dish! Soto ayam. Yummeh!

The travel ban has not been lifted after several MCOs in Malaysia so a virtual Raya session is a must.


Eid Mubarak to all Muslim sisters and brothers from our small family!
We're missing one of our sister - she was stuck in KL and didn't manage to be with us again this year :(


Went for a quick drugstore run since we're not doing anything at home.

It was such a sunny day so we decided to get boba drinks to quench our dry throat.

And by 5pm, everyone in the house was pretty much done with Eid and here I am back in my super comfy loungewear - a sleeveless top from Nichii paired with my fav batik pants.

It was a definitely humble celebration as compared to a few years back. There are so many things to reflect on and with what's going on in the world right now, we're just not having it but glad we took heaps of pictures as a keepsake!

How's your Eid? I hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends!

My Eid 2021 In Pictures

My Eid 2021 In Pictures
First things first, makeup! It was a good makeup day and my skin was behaving like a good girl.



My Eid fit. Snatched it while it was RM70 (originally RM100 something) and it's such a pretty 2-piece modern kurung!

We're not expecting any guests so this was just for us 5.

My fav Raya dish! Soto ayam. Yummeh!

The travel ban has not been lifted after several MCOs in Malaysia so a virtual Raya session is a must.


Eid Mubarak to all Muslim sisters and brothers from our small family!
We're missing one of our sister - she was stuck in KL and didn't manage to be with us again this year :(


Went for a quick drugstore run since we're not doing anything at home.

It was such a sunny day so we decided to get boba drinks to quench our dry throat.

And by 5pm, everyone in the house was pretty much done with Eid and here I am back in my super comfy loungewear - a sleeveless top from Nichii paired with my fav batik pants.

It was a definitely humble celebration as compared to a few years back. There are so many things to reflect on and with what's going on in the world right now, we're just not having it but glad we took heaps of pictures as a keepsake!

How's your Eid? I hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends!
I Am Not Buying These Bullet Journal Supplies

Welcome to this year's first anti-haul blog post. One of the things I like to talk about in this blog is stuff I am not buying. It's used to be beauty heavy but I guess it can be anything that I am not buying, really. I just want to keep my wallet shut from impulse buying and be more conscious when shopping this year. 

I always like to throw on some quick disclaimer: the things I am going to talk about is very personal to me and they are my personal views. The products may be your most loved products and that is absolutely fine. I am not throwing shades to anyone and please take my words with a grain of salt.

Washi Tapes

Just any types of washi tapes in general. The wide one, the regular, the thinnest - all of them. I never use my washi tapes especially the big fat ones. I don't know how to use them properly. I think it makes my bullet journal looks even more sloppy than it already is.

I think my washi collection is pretty decent and could last me for the rest of my life. I am just going to use up whatever I have at home and never purchase them again. 

Stamps

You know those stamps that require you to peel off the stamp and place it on an acrylic block, dip it in the ink pad and then stamp it onto the paper?

That sounds like a lot of work, prone to smudging and most of the time I hate the font they're using. I would much rather write things down using my own handwriting. Ink pads also tend to dry out fast and you have to clean the stamps after each use which is quite annoying.

Stickers

I love stickers. They're fun but if a sticker is going in my bullet journal it needs to serve a purpose. I used to just put them all over the page because I am so sick looking at my sticker pile that's left untouched for many moons.

And yes, you guessed it. I don't know how to 'sticker decorating' because having a bunch of stickers in your drawer seem to be all the rage.

Page Flags/ Sticky Notes

Everybody and their mother would go crazy over the page flags and sticky notes that have cool shapes and colours that are usually super affordable BUT for what reason? They never stuck to anything. It's freaking useless and I use them probably once a year.

Amanda Rach Lee Doodle Planner

I am pretty sure most of you have heard of Amanda. She has her very own planner that you can buy and it already has doodles drawn on all of the pages. It's pretty unique though. It's just not for me. I am not used to a planner that's already decorated, I want to decorate it on my own.

Stencils

I hate these. The fact that it takes up so much time to just aligning the stencils to try and fit between the dots which rarely line up really baffles me. I think stencils work better on a completely blank page rather than a dotted journal.

Are any of these on your anti-haul too? What are some bullet journal supplies you don't use?

I Am Not Buying These Bullet Journal Supplies

I Am Not Buying These Bullet Journal Supplies

Welcome to this year's first anti-haul blog post. One of the things I like to talk about in this blog is stuff I am not buying. It's used to be beauty heavy but I guess it can be anything that I am not buying, really. I just want to keep my wallet shut from impulse buying and be more conscious when shopping this year. 

I always like to throw on some quick disclaimer: the things I am going to talk about is very personal to me and they are my personal views. The products may be your most loved products and that is absolutely fine. I am not throwing shades to anyone and please take my words with a grain of salt.

Washi Tapes

Just any types of washi tapes in general. The wide one, the regular, the thinnest - all of them. I never use my washi tapes especially the big fat ones. I don't know how to use them properly. I think it makes my bullet journal looks even more sloppy than it already is.

I think my washi collection is pretty decent and could last me for the rest of my life. I am just going to use up whatever I have at home and never purchase them again. 

Stamps

You know those stamps that require you to peel off the stamp and place it on an acrylic block, dip it in the ink pad and then stamp it onto the paper?

That sounds like a lot of work, prone to smudging and most of the time I hate the font they're using. I would much rather write things down using my own handwriting. Ink pads also tend to dry out fast and you have to clean the stamps after each use which is quite annoying.

Stickers

I love stickers. They're fun but if a sticker is going in my bullet journal it needs to serve a purpose. I used to just put them all over the page because I am so sick looking at my sticker pile that's left untouched for many moons.

And yes, you guessed it. I don't know how to 'sticker decorating' because having a bunch of stickers in your drawer seem to be all the rage.

Page Flags/ Sticky Notes

Everybody and their mother would go crazy over the page flags and sticky notes that have cool shapes and colours that are usually super affordable BUT for what reason? They never stuck to anything. It's freaking useless and I use them probably once a year.

Amanda Rach Lee Doodle Planner

I am pretty sure most of you have heard of Amanda. She has her very own planner that you can buy and it already has doodles drawn on all of the pages. It's pretty unique though. It's just not for me. I am not used to a planner that's already decorated, I want to decorate it on my own.

Stencils

I hate these. The fact that it takes up so much time to just aligning the stencils to try and fit between the dots which rarely line up really baffles me. I think stencils work better on a completely blank page rather than a dotted journal.

Are any of these on your anti-haul too? What are some bullet journal supplies you don't use?
To be honest, for the past few days, my sluggishness totally consumed me. We're once again in a restricted lockdown here in Sabah. Most activities are prohibited and we're not allowed to go to places. It's a mess.

I feel tired most of the time, my sleeping pattern has left the chat, I sit around a lot, and basically just unable to be as active as I normally would. It's quite draining but I'm thankful I still have bits of these moments to remember in April.

Five Things In April 2021
April was a weird month.

1. Had the worst gastric pain ever

I had a full-blown gastric pain just before Ramadan and it lasted for almost a week. I've always been that girl with occasional minor gastric pain but this time it's a catastrophe. My stomach was so sore and it felt like I've been pumped full of air in my upper body. I was so gassy and I let out so much excessive wind I thought I was going to pass out. My s/o kept telling me to go to the doctors with him but I insisted. 

...and the pain got worse. The joke's on me.

So to the doctors, we went and everything is sorted out. Thank goodness. I was given three packets of medicines (Pantoprazole tablets, Drotaverine tablets, and Paracetamol) and I learned my lesson, guys. Finished the meds and got new ones and still taking them at this point. I am really cautious about my diet now and just overall be really wary of what I will be putting inside my body. Stay healthy, you guys!

2. Ramadan month

As someone who has occasional gastric pain, fasting is never really a barrier for me. I will have a day where I can feel the pain but it's not major. My trick is to always stay hydrated and never skips on dates, after all, it's a sunnah. Anyway, I have set up a few realistic goals for this Ramadan and they're:

  • Never skips dates for iftar and suhoor
  • Keep my screen time low (Usually, it's 11h but ever since Ramadan, it's currently at 7h! Yes to single digits!)
  • Be moderate of what I eat
  • Give away as much stuff as a form of charity (charity doesn't always have to be spending money, especially if you don't have any)
  • Put filters on my tongue (almost lost it but quickly recite "astaghfirullah")

What are your realistic Ramadan goals for 2021, ladies and gents?

3. April's bullet journal flip through

Notes: I messed up the cover page because I was distracted hence the sloppy outcome. I didn't have that many important dates for April, though. I just went with my puasa sunat tracking and my usual period tracking. It's so handy dandy to me. 

Notes: I forgot to sum up my overall spending for April but it was way humble than my March's spending. Nothing over RM100 was spent in one go and that's a record. As far as habits go, didn't manage to workout every day because I was nearly passed out and it's Ramadan. However, I did a great job in reading! I read almost every day last month so *pats my back*

Notes: I was doing so good halfway through the month but then something happened and Movement Control Order (MCO/ quarantine) is back and it's even more restricted. It's a whole lotta mess. But I am thankful for my gratitude log. It's so fitting during this rough time. 

Notes: Most of my inspiration when it comes to my weeklies is this foreign Telegram group that I joined. They like compiled lots of bullet journal ideas - it's packed but they never credit the original creator. What a bummer.

4. Got my AdSense approved in one try!

I am not much successful in blogging, and I still call myself an amateur, a newbie after all these years. There's still so much I have to learn. I have totally had great moments upon relaunching this blog back in October 2015!

It was never in my mind to monetize my blog. I was so reluctant about throwing up ads on my blog just because I was so concerned that my audience will not like it. I waited for a few years before finally displaying ads and that speaks volume.

I applied for Google AdSense (for the first time) on April 17th and get it approved on April 18th! It was such a great feeling. I got help and advice from other bloggers as well and that too is an awesome feeling. 

5. Fearless: Taylor's Version. Godsent!

I was stunned, to say the least. Fearless Taylor's Version brings back countless memories and not only that but she also included a selection of brand new songs by her in the tracklist. I grew up on Taylor's songs by being a fan since her country days. Back to the time when my only problem was waking up early to school. Haha!

It's crazy how years later, the same songs, lyrics and music still carry the same meaning as before and it kinda makes you feel the same feeling as before. I was mostly in my heartbroken phase while jamming to Taylor's songs back then but I can still feel that and I am not even heartbroken right now! It's insane.

To some, "Fearless (Taylor's Version)" might just be another album from that famous singer, but to me, it has more meaning than anything else. This is definitely my soundtrack of the year. It's all over the internet if you want to hear it for yourself. 

How's your April? What are the things you grateful for last month?

Five Things In April 2021

To be honest, for the past few days, my sluggishness totally consumed me. We're once again in a restricted lockdown here in Sabah. Most activities are prohibited and we're not allowed to go to places. It's a mess.

I feel tired most of the time, my sleeping pattern has left the chat, I sit around a lot, and basically just unable to be as active as I normally would. It's quite draining but I'm thankful I still have bits of these moments to remember in April.

Five Things In April 2021
April was a weird month.

1. Had the worst gastric pain ever

I had a full-blown gastric pain just before Ramadan and it lasted for almost a week. I've always been that girl with occasional minor gastric pain but this time it's a catastrophe. My stomach was so sore and it felt like I've been pumped full of air in my upper body. I was so gassy and I let out so much excessive wind I thought I was going to pass out. My s/o kept telling me to go to the doctors with him but I insisted. 

...and the pain got worse. The joke's on me.

So to the doctors, we went and everything is sorted out. Thank goodness. I was given three packets of medicines (Pantoprazole tablets, Drotaverine tablets, and Paracetamol) and I learned my lesson, guys. Finished the meds and got new ones and still taking them at this point. I am really cautious about my diet now and just overall be really wary of what I will be putting inside my body. Stay healthy, you guys!

2. Ramadan month

As someone who has occasional gastric pain, fasting is never really a barrier for me. I will have a day where I can feel the pain but it's not major. My trick is to always stay hydrated and never skips on dates, after all, it's a sunnah. Anyway, I have set up a few realistic goals for this Ramadan and they're:

  • Never skips dates for iftar and suhoor
  • Keep my screen time low (Usually, it's 11h but ever since Ramadan, it's currently at 7h! Yes to single digits!)
  • Be moderate of what I eat
  • Give away as much stuff as a form of charity (charity doesn't always have to be spending money, especially if you don't have any)
  • Put filters on my tongue (almost lost it but quickly recite "astaghfirullah")

What are your realistic Ramadan goals for 2021, ladies and gents?

3. April's bullet journal flip through

Notes: I messed up the cover page because I was distracted hence the sloppy outcome. I didn't have that many important dates for April, though. I just went with my puasa sunat tracking and my usual period tracking. It's so handy dandy to me. 

Notes: I forgot to sum up my overall spending for April but it was way humble than my March's spending. Nothing over RM100 was spent in one go and that's a record. As far as habits go, didn't manage to workout every day because I was nearly passed out and it's Ramadan. However, I did a great job in reading! I read almost every day last month so *pats my back*

Notes: I was doing so good halfway through the month but then something happened and Movement Control Order (MCO/ quarantine) is back and it's even more restricted. It's a whole lotta mess. But I am thankful for my gratitude log. It's so fitting during this rough time. 

Notes: Most of my inspiration when it comes to my weeklies is this foreign Telegram group that I joined. They like compiled lots of bullet journal ideas - it's packed but they never credit the original creator. What a bummer.

4. Got my AdSense approved in one try!

I am not much successful in blogging, and I still call myself an amateur, a newbie after all these years. There's still so much I have to learn. I have totally had great moments upon relaunching this blog back in October 2015!

It was never in my mind to monetize my blog. I was so reluctant about throwing up ads on my blog just because I was so concerned that my audience will not like it. I waited for a few years before finally displaying ads and that speaks volume.

I applied for Google AdSense (for the first time) on April 17th and get it approved on April 18th! It was such a great feeling. I got help and advice from other bloggers as well and that too is an awesome feeling. 

5. Fearless: Taylor's Version. Godsent!

I was stunned, to say the least. Fearless Taylor's Version brings back countless memories and not only that but she also included a selection of brand new songs by her in the tracklist. I grew up on Taylor's songs by being a fan since her country days. Back to the time when my only problem was waking up early to school. Haha!

It's crazy how years later, the same songs, lyrics and music still carry the same meaning as before and it kinda makes you feel the same feeling as before. I was mostly in my heartbroken phase while jamming to Taylor's songs back then but I can still feel that and I am not even heartbroken right now! It's insane.

To some, "Fearless (Taylor's Version)" might just be another album from that famous singer, but to me, it has more meaning than anything else. This is definitely my soundtrack of the year. It's all over the internet if you want to hear it for yourself. 

How's your April? What are the things you grateful for last month?
Little Things I Do in The Morning To Make The Day Better

I am not much of a morning person by choice but this year has been quite the opposite for me. It's definitely something I am working on because I have been starting my day at 3pm for over 15 years now and that speaks volume. Now I just want to get things done in the morning and still have plenty of time for myself and everything else before the sun sets. 

I've learned that it really radiates more positive energy into our lives if we start it with good habits or routines. It's also important to know that how you start your morning really sets the tone for the rest of the day. I just want to feel more mornings the year and it's definitely not a smooth journey. However, these things I do in the morning really helped me to make the rest of my day better and I hope you may find these helpful too!

Make the bed

It's really that simple. I feel better just by making my own bed because less clutter = less stress. I feel so accomplished even if it's something small. I used to never really make my bed and it actually drives me nuts.

Have some natural sunlight

Opening all the curtains and letting natural sunlight flood my space really elevates my mood. Sunlight is a natural energy giver so it's really important to have it in the morning. 

Take a walk

Speaking of sunlight, I just love to take a walk in the morning. It really helps to clear a messy mind and it brings nothing but positive energy. It's just you, the sun and the scenery. Sounds so therapeutic to me!

Stretch

I am all for my stretching routine because I want to have K-idols' killer shoulder and neckline so bad. All jokes aside, stretching is great to help loosen your muscles after sleeping. I spend just 15 minutes doing light stretching or a few yoga poses which really gets me ready to accomplish more tasks.

Have a good morning drink

I love to have a cup of warm tea, especially in the morning. It's not really a healthy option but I just can't function without my tea. It comforts me.

Shower before 10am

I like to set a target on everything I do, one of them is this. I feel so good when I shower early in the morning. It's used to be before 8 but that's not realistic to me. Sometimes I woke up pretty late so I changed it to 10. 

Feed stray cats

My backyard is pretty much their shelter so it's easy for me to find them and feed them. How can you not be happy or at least be in a good mood after feeding the strays? 

Do my skincare routine

It's something that I look forward to every single day and I just can't wait to put a checkmark on that in my bullet journal. Doing my skincare routine in the quiet morning hours is just the best. 

Smile

It's sometimes the very first thing I do as soon as I wake up. I need to make this a habit because it does work. I will say something really positive about myself and that it's going to be a great day and it really works, most of the time.

What are the little things you do in the morning to make the rest of your day feel better?

Little Things I Do in The Morning To Make The Day Better

Little Things I Do in The Morning To Make The Day Better

I am not much of a morning person by choice but this year has been quite the opposite for me. It's definitely something I am working on because I have been starting my day at 3pm for over 15 years now and that speaks volume. Now I just want to get things done in the morning and still have plenty of time for myself and everything else before the sun sets. 

I've learned that it really radiates more positive energy into our lives if we start it with good habits or routines. It's also important to know that how you start your morning really sets the tone for the rest of the day. I just want to feel more mornings the year and it's definitely not a smooth journey. However, these things I do in the morning really helped me to make the rest of my day better and I hope you may find these helpful too!

Make the bed

It's really that simple. I feel better just by making my own bed because less clutter = less stress. I feel so accomplished even if it's something small. I used to never really make my bed and it actually drives me nuts.

Have some natural sunlight

Opening all the curtains and letting natural sunlight flood my space really elevates my mood. Sunlight is a natural energy giver so it's really important to have it in the morning. 

Take a walk

Speaking of sunlight, I just love to take a walk in the morning. It really helps to clear a messy mind and it brings nothing but positive energy. It's just you, the sun and the scenery. Sounds so therapeutic to me!

Stretch

I am all for my stretching routine because I want to have K-idols' killer shoulder and neckline so bad. All jokes aside, stretching is great to help loosen your muscles after sleeping. I spend just 15 minutes doing light stretching or a few yoga poses which really gets me ready to accomplish more tasks.

Have a good morning drink

I love to have a cup of warm tea, especially in the morning. It's not really a healthy option but I just can't function without my tea. It comforts me.

Shower before 10am

I like to set a target on everything I do, one of them is this. I feel so good when I shower early in the morning. It's used to be before 8 but that's not realistic to me. Sometimes I woke up pretty late so I changed it to 10. 

Feed stray cats

My backyard is pretty much their shelter so it's easy for me to find them and feed them. How can you not be happy or at least be in a good mood after feeding the strays? 

Do my skincare routine

It's something that I look forward to every single day and I just can't wait to put a checkmark on that in my bullet journal. Doing my skincare routine in the quiet morning hours is just the best. 

Smile

It's sometimes the very first thing I do as soon as I wake up. I need to make this a habit because it does work. I will say something really positive about myself and that it's going to be a great day and it really works, most of the time.

What are the little things you do in the morning to make the rest of your day feel better?

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Lenne | 20-something | Sabahan | MY-based

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