Something lemony about it

I don’t think many people know this but I have a major obsession with nail polish. I’m fascinated with the myriad of colours they come in and how pretty they make our fingers (and toes) look. Having said that, I don’t wear them all the time. I just can’t resist buying them. I’m totally in awe of those bloggers who own hundreds and hundreds of bottles of nail polishes. I mean, wow. I’d be like a child in a candy shop if I ever had the chance to see their collections.

Speaking of candy shop, I recently bought a cuticle cream which is highly recommended by several nail bloggers – Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream.

Burt's Bees' Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream – Smells good enough to eat

I’ve never written a post on beauty products before but I like this cream so much that I had to blog about it. Despite having the word “butter” in its name, the cream is not greasy at all. As you can probably tell from the picture, the product is more of a balm than a cream. It gets absorbed easily into the skin and it doesn’t leave an oily mess on your fingers (I’m looking at you, OPI cuticle oil). But what I like most about this product is the lemon scent. It instantly reminds me of the lemon-flavoured chewy candy I used to eat when I was a child – Sugus. Remember Sugus?

Sugus Candies

These individually wrapped candies used to come packed in a rectangular tube. Any idea if they’re still being sold in Singapore? The lemon ones come into mind whenever I catch a whiff of the cream. I must confess I’m in love with the scent and I hope I’ll be able to get rid of my peeling cuticles with this cream for me to tinker with my nail polishes. I got my Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream from Sephora at $12, by the way.

My new toys

If you ask me, the one and only perk of being employed is having an income. Obviously I’m not crazy about my job but it’s nothing new, is it? I was offered a permanent role after my temporary contract ended in February and I’ve been working at the company for nine months now. Believe me, I had wanted to make this job one that I could stay on for a few years but I’ve come to realise that I’m not into the company’s culture. Having said this, I’ll definitely hang on to it for another year at least and start looking out next year.

Anyway, back to the benefit of having a job – the money! I finally replaced my old HTC Tattoo for a new HTC One X three months ago. It was really great not having to deal with lags and factory resets anymore. Not to mention I can finally download all kinds of apps to my heart’s content and take decent pictures with my phone when the need arises.

Speaking of pictures, I also bought a new camera two days ago after weeks of research and deliberation. I’ve always wanted to get a Sony interchangeable lens camera when I first saw the advertisements for the NEX series at a MRT station when Sony first launched them a couple of years ago. At that point, I didn’t think I could afford one seeing how expensive they cost but I had wished I could get it one day to take nicer photos. When I decided it was time to get a new camera, I wasn’t sure whether it would be worth spending so much on a Sony NEX. Afterall I’ve always been a point-and-shoot camera user and I have zero knowledge in photography.

In the end, I decided to go for it since I figured the camera can last me a long time. The only issue was, I had planned to get the NEX-F3 but was “convinced” by the salesperson to get a NEX-5N instead. I’m glad I did though! I’ve been experimenting with it and the quality of the photos is fantastic. DSLR quality photos in a compact body. What’s not to like? I just need more time to familiarise myself with its myriad of features and capabilities.

My new toys
Pretty in white (purely a coincidence)

I’m especially excited and pleased with the purchase of the camera because I never thought I could own one so soon. I know it sounds silly but being unemployed and broke before can make you feel this way. If not for this job, I definitely wouldn’t be able to get my hands on these new gadgets now. I guess I should learn to be more appreciative of my job.

Earrings for her

I’ve been given a pair of lovely handmade earrings from a very good friend of mine.

Lovely earrings from Earrings for Her

She has recently started her own online blogshop selling her unique handmade earrings at Earrings for Her. Please visit her shop and who knows, maybe you’ll find something special for yourself or as a gift for your girlfriend. Go on, click on the link now!

I’ve always fancied opening a blogshop too but I don’t know what I can sell or what I’m good at. I’m hopeless in handicrafts and I possess zero talent. So yeah, I think I’d better stick to my day job. Speaking of my job, I’ve decided to call it quits, again. I’m not extremely proud of it but I do have my own reasons, however warped they may be.

I’m back to being a jobseeker and seriously, I think I’m getting a little tired of it.