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Eye Twitching? What does it mean?

My upper left eye has been twitching since Sunday morning and from what I know left eye is a bad sign for me. I haven’t been sitting quietly since my left eye twitch so I did some research online and found some interesting facts.

Left Eye Twitching – What Does It Mean

Left Eye Twitching Superstition – China: An old Chinese saying about twitching eyelids says that “the twitching of the left eyelid indicates the coming of good fortune; while the right one is a warning about the coming bad luck.” So while a twitch in the left eye indicates good luck or even a major gold rush, a twitching right eye is considered a bad omen which foretells of ill luck headed your way! In women the tables are turned as a twitching right eye signifies good luck while a twitching left one is considered a bad prognostic. Similarly, there are many assumptions of eyelid twitching causes and superstitions where a twitch in the lower left eyelid means you can expect to cry soon or someone is gossiping about you.

Left Eye Twitching Superstition – India: The Indian left eye twitching superstition is the reverse of the Chinese version. So in India a twitching right eye is definitely a good sign while the left eye twitching is considered inauspicious. At times, eye twitching can also be based on the gender as well, so while left eye twitching is considered good for women it might be a bad sign for men.

Left Eye Twitching Superstition – Parts of Africa: In certain parts of Africa, twitching in your lower eyelid signals that you will soon be shedding tears or when the upper eyelid twitches, it’s a sign you will meet someone unexpectedly. The Nigerians also follow the Chinese version of the left eye twitching being considered as bad.

Left Eye Twitching Superstition – Hawaii: In Hawaii twitching eyes can signal the arrival of a stranger, or a mourning in the offing.

In addition to these faith and beliefs, there are some other versions of the left eye twitching superstition where a constant twinging of your left eye might signal a demise in the family or the twitching of the right may signal an impending birth. Read more on bad luck superstitions.

Left Eye Twitching Causes

Although the left eye twitching bad luck or good luck superstitions might make for a good reading, there is a scientific reason behind left eye twitching. Involuntary eye twitching also referred to as eye muscle spasm can be attributed to a eye problem known as blepharospasm. The condition is actually caused by uncontrollable contractions of the muscles around the eyelids. This chronic, uncontrollable blinking of the eyes is the result of dry eyes, conjunctivitis or light sensitivity. In addition to this there are many brain or neurological disorders like epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Tourette syndrome or certain eye allergies and injuries. Read on to know more about eye twitching – What does it mean.

Eye twitches can also be caused by certain conditions such as stress, air pollution, strained eyes or fatigue. If it is an extreme condition you need to consult a doctor who might prescribe oral medications or certain eye drops. In an extreme case, myectomy or surgery for treating blinking eyes may have to be performed to cure the excessive twitching of the eyes. However, general twitching in the eyes can be cured with plenty of rest and cutting down on certain things like smoking, caffeine or alcohol. To know more about how to cure eye twitches read more on eye twitch remedies. So the next time your left eye twitches and you worry about a catastrophe befalling you, just stay calm and hope for the best.


Clarins Info LeSportsac Snidel Tsumori Chisato

Passport Holder / Multicase Everyday Use

Ever since I got to know about passport holder or multicase freebies from japanese magazine, I’m hooked. It is such a useful pouch to bring along in the handbag or for a short trip to the grocery store or even a drink at the mamak stall. To me this is like a easy-to-grab second wallet as I store all the junk i.e. receipts, cards, small notes and even coins in the case.

Passport holder / multicases that I own at the moment.

As requested by Fennie (Clarins Jusco 1U Counter Manager) this post will be a simple example on how to use passport holder in everyday life. Reason on why she requested me to blog about it is because she said most of Clarins Club Beauté member gave a sigh when they received this year’s birthday gift which is the passport holder which is also the same that I received in September (read here) whereas I’m happily using it and showing it to her last week.

In my collection there’s 3 types of multicase. First type is the all-round zip multicase like below. I own 2 of these. One is Tsumori Chisato and another is Snidel. Snidel is much more softer and thinner material than Tsumori Chisato one. Both has a pen slot, passport slot and card slots. However Snidel is without coin compartment.

The second type is wallet-like multicase. This can also be used as a wallet. But I have a good Marc by Marc Jacob wallet now so this shall remain as multicase for me. I only own 1 of this type which is LeSportsac.

Third type is the book-like multicase which doesn’t have any zip. In my collection I have one with a rubber band and the other one is without anything. One is of course from Clarins and the other one is from BMW which is much more smaller.

There is no law written on how to use a passport holder besides holding your passport. You can freely use it any other way that you want. Just ignore the word “passport holder”. I don’t travel much with passport so this is practically useless for me if I hold on to the word “passport holder” right?

In today’s post I’m going to use Clarins passport holder / multicase as an example. This is also a case which I’m currently carrying in my handbag 🙂

Clarins passport holder / multicase comes in a cute print on a white background front and back. The material is thick canvas with some padding and the edges is lined with striking red piping. I called this type of case as “book-like” simply because it opens like a book and it doesn’t have any zip around. No zip? I heard some of you ask. Fret not. Your things will not falls out as it came with a rubber band. Simply pull the band to the back and voilà! I’m a lazy person and normally I want to be able to quickly stuck my hand in my bag and pull out a card from this multicase therefore I chose not to use the rubber band and leave it as it is.

Inside of the passport holder is a striking red and white checkered cloth lining with striking red piping. This is the simplest passport holder I own. The slot where you insert your passport is not netted material like those given out in japanese magazine. It comes in a transparent material. On the right side is card slots. Clarins kept it simple with this too whereas it’s only 3 card slots available and there’s a piece of transparent plastic covering the card slots. At the bottom is another transparent slot which you could put your coins. Alright. This is WHEN you travel. What if you don’t travel with passport much like me? Will this case ended up in the junk box? Well, the answer is no. Read on.

Not many know passport holder / multicase is very useful in our everyday life or even in our handbag. Previously I kept all my credit card receipts in my wallet together with all my credit cards, business cards and so much more making my wallet a huge, fat, heavy like a whale! Now I store unnecessary cards such as membership cards, credit card receipt and business cards in this multicase. I utilize the slot which was meant for passport to store my credit card receipts and the coin slots to store my business cards. The card slots is used to store my membership cards and shopping cards. Sometimes I even put two to three cards in a slot. Isn’t this wonderful? Now my wallet is a happy wallet 🙂

Lastly, an example of a multicase usage which is with a pen slot.

I hope Clarins Club Beauté member can get some idea from this post. If you still sigh for getting such a cute passport holder for 2011 birthday gift, you can give it to me! Ehehehe. Have fun exploring on what you can do with your passport holder / multicase.

Chanel Info

How A Chanel Bag Is Made?

I don’t carry a Chanel bag or own one but after I saw the pictures on how a Chanel bag is made a few months ago, that alone already justified the price tag of a Chanel bag. I’d cherish my Chanel bag if I plan to get one in the future 🙂

Enjoy! Pictures credited to PurseBlog.


Check Your Cosmetic & Skin Care Expiry Online

Click this link >> for a 2016 updated version.


How many of you bought expired cosmetics or skin care from online?

To prevent this unwanted situation, I recently discovered Check Cosmetic where you can check expiry date just by typing in the product’s batch code.

Their database is quite up-to-date and currently the following brands that are supported is as below:-
Anna Sui, Arnaud, Artdeco, Aura Cacia, Avalon Organics, Aveda, Avon, Benefit Cosmetics, Bioderma, Biotherm, Bobbi Brown, Borghese, Bourjois, Brelil, Burberry, Burt’s bees, Bvlgari, CAC, Cacharel, Carita, Caudalie, Cetaphil, Chanel, Charmzone, Christian Dior, Christina Aguilera, Clarins, Clean & Clear, Clinique, Collistar, Coppertone, Covergirl, Davidoff, DHC, Darphin, Decleor, Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Dove, Dr.Jart+, Elizabeth Arden, Emilio Pucci, Escada, Estee Lauder, Ferragamo, Fresh, Garnier, Giorgio Armani, Giovanni Cosmetics, Givenchy, Gucci, Guerlain, Guinot, H2O+, Helena Rubinstein, Herbacin, Hugo Boss, IsaDora, Janson, Janssen Cosmeceutical, Jo Malone, Joe Blasco, Kanebo, Kenzo, Kerastase, Kiehl’s, Korff, L’Occitane, L’Oreal, La Colline, La Mer, La Prairie, La Roche-Posay, Lab Series, Lancaster, Lancome, Laneige, Lierac, MAC, Make Up Factory, MAKE UP FOR EVER, Mary Kay, Matis, Matrix, Mavala, Max Factor, Maybelline, Mentholatum, Missha, NARS, NYX, NailTek, Naomi Campbell, Neutrogena, Nina Ricci, Nivea, Nuxe, Olay, Oriflame, Origins, Orlane, Paul Mitchell, Payot, Phyto, Pupa, Ralph Lauren, Redken, Revlon, RoC, SK-II, Sally Hansen, Sans Soucis, Sephora, Shiseido, Shu Uemura, Sisley, Skin79, Sofina, Talika, Thalgo, The Body Shop, The Face Shop, Tom Ford Beauty, Tommy Hilfiger, Too Faced, Ungaro, Vichy, Viktor & Rolf, Yves Rocher, Yves Saint Laurent.

Let’s try with Clinique Blended Face Powder and Brush #02 Transparency 2 (VF) which I bought in August 2011. The batch code stated is BA0. Clinique users might know how to read the code. But what if you can’t remember which is which?


First step. Go to

Second step. Select the brand which in this case is Clinique and key in the batch code in the cosmetic calculator located on the top left side of the page. Click Calculate!

Finally. The result is shown at the same panel. There you go 🙂


By far Clinique batch code is the easiest to read off. I still can’t read Clarins batch code yet. I will try to remember the sequence as most of my skin care is Clarins afterall 🙂