January 31st, 2019
January is probably the most challenging month for our skin, with the post holiday-binging and being blasted by the full force of winter. For years now, I’ve been wanting to write a post about winter skincare, but somehow I never got around to it. This week though, I woke up with a real urge to create this post, which is going to be a departure from my usual product reviews, but really a sharing from my heart. I don’t consider myself a beauty guru, and I’m not one for whipping up my own masks and remedies at home. But our skin is the largest living organ in our bodies, whose sole purpose is to protect us from the extremities of our environment, and when it is exposed to sub-zero weather it is only right we honor and do what we can to protect it. So here are 5 tips that work for me (and a few product recommendations along the way), and I hope they help you too!
December 31st, 2018
2018 has been a challenging year on multiple fronts, but it has also been liberating in a way as I learnt to hold less tightly onto immaterial things. Particularly, I no longer feel the compulsive need to review each and everything that comes my way, at the expense of my own personal life. Regardless, the year cannot end without me giving due homage to a handful of new releases from Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale that I’ve truly enjoyed.
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.