Showing posts from March, 2020

Empties #22: A Little Bit of Everything...

This post is beyond overdue; it's all of my 2019 empties! There are so many, I dreaded writing mini reviews for all of them. However, self-isolation really leaves a lot of free time. Below are reviews of some of the full size products that I liked.

Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask: This is my favourite lip balm. It has a thick, almost petroleum-like consistency, but with more spreadability. It has a lightly sweet flavour. The Lip Mask comes in a small range of colours. The natural/plain one, I use that on my nose when I'm ill to prevent dryness and peeling. I've used it on my hands. I've even used it on burns. It's multi-purpose. Last year Sephora had them marked down to $6 so I stocked up. (Available here)

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm: This is a no-frills product. It does exactly what it says. It has a thick smooth consistency, that becomes an oil when rubbed in. I remove it with a damp washcloth and follow it with a foaming cleanser. I like this, but it'…

A Rambling Update

I have a tendency to set nearly unattainable goals, often with ridiculous timelines, planning every detail and every backup plan. Despite that, the pressure has always given me something to constantly work towards. A respite of sorts from the personal woes that at times taint my focus. However, now, for the first time in years, I'm without a plan.

Immigrating to a(nother) new country, with no family or friends was one of the hardest decisions I've made, but also one of the easiest in some ways. It was a choice between limiting my future and that of my descendants, versus having options...having a chance at something better.

I am constantly asked why I chose to leave the Bahamas. Why would you ever leave such a beautiful place? I left because I'm educated in and subsequently work in an industry that is of no interest to the country (paraphrasing a conversation with a Bahamian politician I'll never forget). I left because I needed to paid my worth. I left because I refu…