November favourites 2015


November November another month towards a new year. I am overwhelmed on how fast November just left me.

November is a tough month. Needless to say it got me learning more about myself and my time management. A few pointers i have to bring out to myself is to get myself to focus on one thing at a time.

*Before we move on to these favourites, let me address a sill typo i did at the painting above. I tend to misspell favourite as favorite. Fyi, I usually use "favourite". 

Without further adieu let's go on to the things that made me happy on the month of November! 

1. Pixi exfoliating toner 
This toner claims to make your skin glow as it is a exfoliating type. I started using this toner for about 2 weeks now, can't really say much about the glow of my skin. But! I can noticed my acne scars lightened and also my skin appeared smoother. 

2. oishi Marty's cracklin , salt & vinegar chips.
Oh god , I wish i could forget how tasty this junk food. This is too addicting.  

3. Innisfree mineral eyeshadow in shade 41.
This eyeshadow is a pretty unique one as it has a reddish brown with a hint of orange. When I get lazy i just use this as my eyeliner and also a hint colour on my eyebrows. And yes, I wear this colour often to school too!

4. Favourite colours of the month- Holbein watercolours in Marine blue, Gold and Quinacridone Gold.

I finally splurged on my first artist grade watercolours! Can i just dance around ? yip yip! 
I can't explain how these pigments go very smoothly on paper and how pigmented they turn out to be. I have not experimented all the colours but so far i'm loving these three colours. 

5. Maybelline mineral concealer. 
My skin got worsen from all the lack of sleep I got. So i had to go with a concealer to cover the guilt on my face. whats great about this concealer is that it does not feel thick and yet it glides on my skin smoothly. I usually apply this concealer without any foundation on because well you know... i'm just as lazy as a potato.


Now we're onto the month of December ,which is my favourite month of the year! 
I thank you guys for keeping in touch with my blog. I have a few exciting plans for next year and I hope to commit on the monthly favourites for 2016 and beyond! 

Happy holidays!
From Ashley 


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October favourites + extra painting tips.


October favourites

1. Coconut iced coffee
What happens when you want something hydrating and a energy booster drink ? It becomes double awesome! 

2. Wild Witamin c Ester facial creme.
I don't really splurge on skincare items as I believe it won't do much justice on my oily skin. However I stumbled onto this as I was searching for something organic and affordable and most importantly that can last me for months. Although the creme might be a little to the richer side, i haven't experienced any clogged pores ever since I started using this.

3.  W&N Cotman Cerulean blue & old holland green earth 
can't help it, I just love to feature my favourite colours of the month. I like to mix these two colours to create pastel like leaves/ vines.


4. Cass art Hot press paper 300gsm
If you like detailing then you might like painting on a hot press paper ( which has a smoother surface than cold press)
It is not easy to find hot press paper around malaysia for and affordable price. I bought a few gummed pads from cassart.com

5. Baked potato fries.
How can one not resist fries ? i have mine baked please.

6. Peaceful cuisine  
hearing the ambient sounds in the kitchen is oddly satisfying. His videos are so artistic and calming. a video i first watched when i was searching for recipes to make a iced latte variations.


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September sketches.

  September is the starting of autumn. 
I had cravings for ice cream, I miss the matcha softo from my visit to Kyoto years ago. Painting it makes me much more hungrier.

 Another experimental paint for mint chocolate chip ice cream. I personally think it would be better. But I have tried..
Pink soft serve. Can you guess what flavour it is?  hint: cherry blossom.

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