16, 05, 2018
The beauty pixies surprised me with an amazing trove of makeup goodies that is too delectable for me to not share it with you! Pixi recently collaborated with 3 gorgeous beauty vloggers – Dulce Candy, Chloe Morello and Weylie Hoang – to release 3 very special makeup kits that are suitable for just about anybody. I love that Pixi has always been about accessible beauty products for the everyday woman/girl, and by working with real live women, Pixi has really brought it home for me. Each of these pieces are so intuitive and easy to wear that I think you can pick any of them up without overthinking it, and enjoy them for a long time.
14, 05, 2018
I’ve been a little distracted lately… and have been wondering if I have the capacity to continue maintaining this blog. It is not even about redirecting my efforts to other social media platforms, I think I need to just focus on doing me for a bit. I had the crappiest Mothers’ Day because my husband wrecked my brand new car; and broke my wrist by slamming it against a window frame. Tip of the iceberg, but looming in the horizon for a while now. This blog began as an avenue for me to define myself as more than just a mother and wife at home, and beyond just another employee at work. Lately however, I find myself struggling to keep up with the pipeline, and having to dig deep to find enthusiasm and joy in the latest and bestest. The question is, what do we do when the passion is gone?
An unexpectedly heavy introduction to what should be an easy read, my apologies for that. But let’s say that I’m not ready yet to let go entirely, so I will take this as a nice distraction for as long as I can. So humor me, dear readers, with some emotional verbage and not-so-philosophical discourse from time to time. In return, I will aspire to do justice to some products that still manage to impress me in spite of it all. Today, I have the pleasure of introducing the latest Western-branded cushion that has found its place squarely in my daily routine – the Clarins Everlasting Cushion Foundation!
06, 05, 2018
It’s been a very exciting year so far here in Singapore, with many long-coveted brands finally launching physical counters so that fans can go and explore in person. One such brand is Chantecaille, which has been consistently maintaining a low-profile (relatively speaking) focusing instead on producing luxuriously formulated and beautifully designed products. I first encountered Chantecaille in 2006 when I was seeking a lightweight, skin-loving base product to cover my eczema, and the beauty world was in love with Chantecaille’s Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer, long before the Koreans started mass marketing the BB cream. Over years, I’ve fallen for Chantecaille’s Philanthropy initiatives, as they not only provide financial support, but actively promotes awareness of environmental issues in a meaningful way. To celebrate the brand’s 20th anniversary this year, Chantecaille has released a stunning Eye Palette that perfectly encapsulates the natural ideal of beauty that is espoused by the brand.
03, 05, 2018
Welcome May! I hope you all enjoyed a nice long extended Labour Day Weekend, or at least got some much deserved rest. It has been a year since Shu Uemura launched the Petal Skin Foundation [reviewed here] which drapes skin with a poreless translucency complete with a soft radiant finish. And now to take the lightness a step further and for greater portability, Shu Uemura introduces a brand new Petal Skin Cushion Foundation!
30, 04, 2018
You know a makeup trend is hot when the Koreans are in on it, and these days color correction and contouring is as basic as drawing the brows or applying mascara. There are plenty of options available in the market, but Laneige ups the game with their innovative two-toned cream bars that are convenient to carry, easy to apply and work on multiple issues at a time. The best part, is these Laneige Two Tone Correcting and Contouring Bars layer perfectly underneath a cushion foundation!
28, 04, 2018
I am finally concluding my coverage of skin hydrating products! Today’s post is a sort of psychological wrapper for me because it features the earliest product that I acquired before making up my mind to create a series, and the most recent acquisition which is technically not marketed for dry skin but works like a charm. This pairing works best for those of you who have acne-prone skin like me, but whose skin is also dehydrated and hence cannot accommodate overly stripping products. The balance is delicate, and Tatcha does it so elegantly with its The Deep Cleanse and Water Cream.