January 3rd, 2019
Hello 2019! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your family and loved ones. My son started primary school yesterday, which is a new milestone for him and a whole new change for the entire household as we all have to adapt to his new schedule. In previous years I’ve made resolutions relating to (buying less) makeup and (doing more) social media, but this year I find my interests straying in a whole new direction. I’d like to commit to living more in the moment, finding new experiences and hopefully having more memorable vacations with my son. I may be back home but my heart and mind are still tethered to that glorious week spent in the Maldives, and in case you hadn’t seen our videos yet, please do subscribe and check out Ezra’s youtube channel here (shameless plug!).
It may seem odd to kick off the year with an empties post, but there is an immense sense of achievement when I am able to properly bin a bunch of products without a sense of waste, and to memorialise them here on my blog. 2019 had seen the launch of many brands in Singapore, not all of them new in the world, but they certainly took their time. There wasn’t anything earth-shatteringly innovative that I’d seen, and personally am feeling a little tired by many brands, with the exception of Chanel which keeps growing stronger with every season. As such, I find it difficult to select “bests” or “worsts” for the year, instead I go back to my staples many of which are perennial favourites as you will find out below.
July 10th, 2018
As mentioned in my previous post, I was on a crazy spring-cleaning mission towards the end of last year, and threw out empty bottles and containers for an empties post before December was up. And recently as I was scrolling through my photo album, I realized that I had left this one out when I prepared my last empties post for 2017. So for the sake of completeness (mainly for my own record-keeping), I’m turning on the time machine for a brief respite, and naming this post simply Empties Vol. 6 (but it really should be Vol. 4a).
July 9th, 2018
This is an extra-bumper issue of Empties post… not only did I manage to finish up more products than ever, it is also a 2-part special! As I was going through my photo archive recently, I discovered another empties post that I had photographed but never got around to blogging about at the end of last year. But since I am already working on this one, let’s just call this post Vol. 7, and have Vol. 6 come in a few days or whenever I get the chance to work on it. Now, are you ready to get down to business?
May 26th, 2018
Have you ever admired the latest hair colour trend, and wondered if it will work out for you? Or picked a hair colour only to regret afterwards? I’ve done it all, especially in the past couple of years with the pink hair and galaxy hair rages… and realized that at the end of the day, my hair colour not only has to suit my lifestyle (i.e. uphold a full-time “proper” professional image) it also has to actually flatter my skin tone!
Since coming to Chez Vous, I’ve been incredibly blessed to be taken care of by the professional team here. Sometimes I think the Chez Vous guys care more about the health of my hair than I do myself. So much so that I just let my stylist pick the colour for me, and am always 100% satisfied by the results. Now, to translate art to science, Chez Vous has designed a #RightColourMatters Diagnosis to help us understand our actual skin undertone, and find a colour family to bring out our best facial features!
April 1st, 2018
The first quarter of the year is over in a blink, and now we are accelerating right into summer. 2018 has been a very productive start for me in many aspects of my life, though the ride has been bumpy with several members of my family falling severely ill. Nonetheless many seeds that were sowed last year are starting to germinate and take hold, so I’m looking forward to a fruitful harvest. On the beauty side of things, many of the brands that were once so elusive are now launching in Singapore – be sure to follow me on Instagram [@silverkis] to catch my stories on the latest launch parties! Not everything shiny and new are the best though, I discovered several HG products that I am going to share with you today.
January 4th, 2018
Kanebo completely revamped its product line last year, including both makeup and skincare. The entire brand philosophy now revolves around the concept of Chrono Beauty, changing rhythm of the body and skin at different times of the day and year. By understanding how the skin condition has evolved, Kanebo believes we can reduce the signs of aging and mature gracefully by taking proper care accordingly. The skincare range is rather extensive, but today, I’d like to give you a peek at a few specialized items that were recently launched to address concerns of sagging and wrinkling.