January 2nd, 2017
Happy New Year my friends! I hope the holiday season had been fruitful and rewarding for you. I’m really looking forward to 2017, and it is my sincerest wish for you to enjoy abundant blessings in the coming days – may your hearts be full, and your lives be filled with your hearts’ desires!
The new year marks a fresh start, and this year I’m hoping to take a new approach with my skincare. Last year, I battled with the onset of adult acne, and after several frustrated attempts to get things under control myself, I finally decided to engage professional help. Following the advice of Dr Gerard Ee at The Clifford Clinic, I decided to cut back on all the products that I was loading my skin with. More isn’t always better! Instead, I am now on a minimalist routine, with an emphasis on oil-free, simply-formulated products with maximum efficiency. And I am finally at a place where I am comfortable enough to declare my skin is better than ever! Of course, I still encounter the occasional woe, and for whatever ails that strike, I add on targeted solutions such as the new Bobbi Brown Remedies Collection.
December 18th, 2016
Getting prepped for the big parties ahead can sometimes be daunting for me… not because of the choice of makeup, but getting my skin in shape is often a challenge. God knows all the stresses from finding the perfect gift for everyone, planning that magical Christmas dinner, and even the romanticism of a year-end getaway invariably ends up stressing my skin out more. So, I have gathered together a half dozen of skincare picks that addresses everything from stressed-out looking skin, to perfecting that v-shaped face. Today’s post is not so much about an in-depth review, because frankly I don’t have the time to sit down and write in detail and I’m guessing you don’t have the leisure to read through that either. Rather, these are some of the things that I have found myself reaching for lately, and I would like to share them with you – enjoy!
June 12th, 2016
I strongly believe that pollution causes oxidative stress on skin and contribute to pre-mature aging, and so I was excited to try out Origins’ latest skincare franchise – Dr. Weil Mega-Defense!
April 13th, 2016
The 2 biggest trends in beauty right now are cushions [reviewed to death here], and facial oils. By now, most beauty lovers are no stranger to the idea of incorporating facial oils into their skincare routine, but few of us are aware that applying facial oils also help makeup to glide on smoother. Not all oils are suitable however, and leading the charge is the the expert in oils – Shu Uemura with its Skin Perfector.
February 28th, 2016
Jurlique is a brand that I’ve loved for many years, their Calendula Cream is a staple in my home both for my eczema-prone skin and my little boy. I adore their “From Seed to Skin” philosophy, with a plant-based formulation using ingredients grown and harvested from their own certified-biodynamic farm. Through their exclusive Bio-Intrinisic extraction method, Jurlique is able to capture the full potency of their ingredients, to create the most effective natural skin care. Jurlique does not use any parabens, PEGs, formaldehyde, artificial fragrances or artificial colours in their products. This is a brand that does not rely heavily on advertising, nor are there many counters to pervade our mass consciousness. But I have been enjoying a couple of their bestsellers from the Herbal Recovery range, and would like to share them with you today!
November 15th, 2015
Have you ever heard of people complaining about how they need a holiday to get over their last holiday? I am starting to feel that way! Jet lag would be my most convenient excuse, but now I’m down with a cold as well, so all in all, I’m just not feeling very productive. So please forgive me if I’ve not caught up with replying your lovely comments – all of which I’ve definitely read the moment they came in! I just am slightly overwhelmed at the moment, there’s a considerable backlog awaiting my processing yet there’s this prevailing mood of just hang it all up and chill. Have you ever felt this way?
In any case, I finally had the chance to test out the latest Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate during my 2-week jet-about in Italy, and would like to share my experiences with you!