Why I Never Liked Applying Sunscreen Before Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel

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Hello, I’m a beauty blogger, and I have plenty of bad beauty habits. HAHAHA.

I never used to apply sunscreen AT ALL, but having started blogging and being exposed to the detrimental effects of not protecting my skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, I always make sure that my beauty products contain some UV blocking functions. Sunscreen has become a necessity.

However, I still have a lot more bad habits to kick, and here they are. Share with me some of your bad beauty habits too! Heehee!

Bad Habit #1

Because everyone says applying sunscreen is important, and the face gets the hit the most with pigmentation and wrinkles, I apply sunscreen only on the face. That’s a very bad habit because the sun doesn’t choose to shine only on my face! But I always forget. =P

Bad Habit #2

If I’m going to the beach or planning to hang out all day in the sun, I put sunscreen on my body. I am aware that I should be slathering it at frequent intervals, but I don’t like the feeling of having sunscreen on my body because of the oily and sticky and chalky feel! I put my sunscreen on at the beginning of the day… and (purposely) forget about it after that.

Bad Habit #3

When I do remember to apply sunscreen on my body, I apply too little. Wearing sunscreen means spending the day smelling weird and feeling gross! I hope to smell less like an oil spill by applying less, which defeats the whole objective of having constant sun protection.



Prior to this photoshoot, I had already tried the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel for a week. Lemme tell ya, I am such a BIG FAN of its light and watery texture! 😀

One of the biggest reasons I never liked to apply sunscreen on my body was because those I had tried before always left an uncomfortably chalky finish on my body. When I scratched my skin, the sunscreen would go into my nails and make them chalky too. Eeeeeeee!!!!

Due to its watery texture, the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel applies well and gets absorbed very quickly into my skin. No need to massage round and round in circles to make my skin look less ghostly either.

The higher the SPF value, the thicker in texture a sunscreen usually is. However the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel with SPF50+ PA++++ retains its lightweight feel while providing maximum sun protection. It uses the same Aqua Rich technology found in the popular Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence which is loved by many for its cool and refreshing feel.


With this sunscreen being so light and refreshing, I no longer hesitate to reapply! Reapplication of sunscreen is just as important as putting it on in the first place, so reapply the same amount every two hours. Also, remember that sunscreens should be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure to allow the ingredients to fully bind to the skin.

♡  Watery texture

♡  Lightweight

♡  Non-greasy / chalky / sticky (I have an experiment at the end of this post!) 

YAY! I think Bad Habit #2 can be easily eradicated!



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15 Liquid Eyeliners Tried & Tested


This post has been sitting in dust for MONTHS. Lol. I photographed them in a day, but took forever to edit the photos, another forever to finally place this on my priority list, and another 5 minutes to decide, okie this should be #1 on that priority list.

There are thousands of articles out there that do comparisons on the different forms of eyeliners – pencil, gel, liquid. I’m going to do one solely focused on liquid eyeliners and the different types of tips found on them.

My first eyeliner was a pencil. Everyone started with a pencil, right? :) It’s the most accessible form, sold in all cosmetics stores because they can be stored for a long time; most people think it’s the easiest to apply; and liquid/gel/cake liners sound too advanced for newbies. At least to me they did.

I went from pencil >> liquid >> gel >> liquid. I think I will stay a fan of liquid eyeliners for a long time. In this post, I’m going to do a comparison of 15 liquid eyeliners from various brands, categorized into 3 different types of tips.

What I look for in an eyeliner:

  1. Ease of use
  2. Lasting power
  3. Opacity

1. Liquid Eyeliner – Felt Tip (Dip)

My first liquid eyeliner was the felt tip kind, those you have to dip in and out of the little bottle to reload the tip.

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Lancome Artliner 24H | Black — A long time ago, I reviewed my first Lancome Artliner, which I didn’t like. This improved version’s felt tip is sharper and therefore more precise, but still, it’s not quite what I want in an eyeliner. It makes my lashes stick together and harden them and makes mascara application a nightmare. I do like its opacity and elegant glossy look, but the mascara application hurdle is a turn-off.

1028 Visual Therapy Infinity Aqua Eyeliner — One of the not-quite-good-but-not-horrid kind of products. It’s just… so-so. It has a softer felt tip as compared to the Lancome Artliner, is less glossy and less opaque.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner | 14   MUFE has a black version but I bought this one with a sprinkling of glitter for fun, so I guess it’s not a true comparison. It doesn’t make my lashes stick together, but the pigmentation is a letdown, way too diluted – not enough black, not enough glitter.

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2. Liquid Eyeliner – Felt Tip (Marker)

Another kind of tip typical of liquid eyeliners is the marker-like, foam tip applicator. It is used like a marker and can be dual-sided but is more commonly single-sided. This is the type of liquid eyeliner I would recommend to beginners because the rigid tip provides great control and is more forgiving towards mistakes.

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The common problem of felt tip eyeliners is that when they start to dry out, the tip will become less sharp, distort, and even fray out. That usually happens way sooner than should be legally allowed. HAHA.

Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner | Carbon Black — Highly raved by countless makeup artists and beauty bloggers. At one time, it was so sought after that I could not find any to purhase; it was OOS at all the Sephoras in Singapore! I was ecstatic when Sephora sent me this. Finally I was able to put to test its claims of being waterproof, smudgeproof, lash-enhancing, and super easy to apply. I’ve even seen Lisa Eldridge use it as mascara in her one of her videos. Well, my verdict is that it is pretty good, but not that fantastic. Perhaps overly high expectations killed it. Opacity is fine, but not up to mark in terms of smudgeproof and waterproof abilities.

Elianto Eyeliner Pen | Twilight Black — This was one of my favorites for quite a while! Reached for it everyday because it was long-lasting and quick-drying, and provided precision in drawing lines. I bought this in City Square, Johor Bahru. Elianto is not available in Singapore.

Maxigrade Eyeliner | SP: Another one of my go-to for a while. It seamlessly glides on and fills in spaces, without smudging or pulling. It also deposits just the right amount of color on the lids, guaranteeing an even line in just one stroke. I would have preferred it to be blacker though.

NYX Two Timer | Jet Black — This is a dual-sided eyeliner with a soft kajal eyeliner on one end and a liquid liner on the other. The kajal aids the transition from a day to night look with a smokier black eyeline. The kohl liner makes tightlining easy, as do all pencils, but it smudged on me, as do most pencils. The liquid liner is… ok, I guess. The pen is a little too long, hindering ease of use.

MAC Penultimate Eye Liner | Rapidblack — Provides smooth and controlled application every time and also dispenses constant color. Very easy to draw, but not up to mark in terms of opacity. The ends of my eyeline usually fades by late afternoon.

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Silhouette Soft® – Knock Years Off Your Face During Lunchtime At The Sloane Clinic


The above aged photo foretells how I may look like when I’m 65. I think I might turn out to be quite a a cute little old lady! LOL!

Of course, I must keep in mind that this portraiture is inaccurate and areas besides my skin will age too. I’m sure my hair wouldn’t be as thick and shiny, the hands on my hands more wrinkled, the twinkle in my eye diminished.

Nah, here’s the ang moh version. Lol.


Do You Look As Young As You Feel?

“You’re as young as you feel” – that’s what people who wholeheartedly embrace aging say to encourage those who are more concerned about whether they appear old.

Once such person would be Julie Andrews, my favorite actor and singer growing up.


Mary Poppins and Sound of Music were and are still my favorite musicals. ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’, ‘Chim-Chim Cher-ee’, and ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ from Mary Poppins; and ‘The Hills are Alive’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’, and ‘The Lonely Goat Herd’ are my favorite songs. My friends and I watched the musical version of the Sound of Music at MBS last year and I realized that these songs will never be the same without Julie Andrew’s pure and crystal clear voice.


The signs of aging are apparent but she takes it all in her stride and I think that’s beautiful too. :)

For us mere mortals though, personally I think it’s hard to feel young and upbeat when the reflection staring back at you shows wrinkles, jowls, saggy skin that wobbles when you nod or shake your head… all these, visible markers of being old rendered by time and gravity.

‘青春就是美’ – Youth and beauty are synonymous. That’s why seeing an aesthetician is as common as seeing a GP nowadays.

We all age, yes. Intellectually we appreciate the wisdom amassed over decades, but how about looking as BEST as possible at that age at the same time?

Question: Which Compliment Do You Prefer?

A: ‘You look fantastic for your age! I couldn’t tell!’

B: ‘You look wise, the wrinkles on your face tell stories’

If you chose A, read on.

If you chose B, read on too coz you will choose A at the end of this post. BAHAHA.

I’d be happy if I really looked like that in 2049, but for now, let’s retard the aging the process a little bit, shall we?

Traditional Facelift

Since the beginning of time, women have always been concerned about their appearance. To put it flatly, our sense of appearance is associated with our functional status.

Unless you belong to the small breed of people who bask in perfect isolation (in which you not be reading my blog anyway), we all want to feel wanted, validated, invited, welcomed, and looked upon.


Therefore, despite the surgical risks involved, women opted for facelifts that required making a cut in the hairline, down past the front of the ears and then up into the hairline again behind the ears.

The skin is carefully separated from the underlying tissues, followed by removal of the excess fat, or tightening the muscles or surrounding tissues in your face. The final step is to lift your skin, pull it back and trim off any excess skin, which is then stitched back to the line where the cut was made.

Afterwards, the face is wrapped in bandages.

I don’t know about you, but all that sounds extremely PAINFUL and DANGEROUS and TROUBLESOME! All for a little lift of the face. I would NOT risk my life like that.

We should feel fortunate that while aging is inevitable, technology is always advancing and there are more procedures now than ever which are less invasive, takes less time, with less downtime, and provides better results!

What Is Silhouette Soft®?

At the workshop conducted by The Sloane Clinic at Grand Hyatt, Dr Chua Han Boon shared with us about Silhouette Soft®, a thread facelift that is a safer and more convenient alternative to the traditional facelift surgery.


Meiting, Evonne and I probably don’t need it this year, but probably a few more years down the road…. YES, PLEASE! Haha.

Silhouette Soft® was designed to be minimally invasive to achieve effective results like reduction of sagging around the cheeks, jawline, eyebrows, cheekbones, and neck more quickly and with less risk than the conventional approach.

No tearing or sewing or cutting of skin. No need for general anesthesia.

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My Acne Treatment Journey With The Clifford Clinic – Part 1


I have skin issues.

You probably scoffed at that sentence.

You wouldn’t think I do from the picture above, would you? A combination of a good angle, lighting, a good camera, and of course, makeup went into the production of the photo. Not theatre-thick makeup, but thick enough to cover up certain blemishes I am uncomfortable to go about my daily life unconcealed.

No Photoshop magic was cast on the picture; I uploaded it ‘as is’, with the exception of text inputs.

If I could choose, I’d rather not pile it on. I’d like to one of the countless irritating (because I’m jealous) people in the world who can leave the house without makeup, or get ready in 5 minutes because their skin is flawless or at least less flawed than mine. In short, the lucky people who are blessed with good skin, or manageable skin, at least.

We all react to different insults differently. I feel absolutely fine when people call me a shortie, tell me I suck at Math, or laugh at my flabby arms. What hits my raw nerve is questions or comments of any kind related to my blemished skin and acne condition.

The stupidest question I’ve ever been asked was “Why do you have so many pimples?”. It’s like asking why a dog barks, why the sky is blue, why a woman has ovaries. -.-“ I shared on my Dayre some insensitive comments about my acne a guy at work said to me which made me really sad, and I’m thankful I had the support of you all.

And then I had another person ask “Why are you so anal about your pimples?” Well, how about ‘because I’ve struggled with them the WHOLE of my adult life and I HATE them’??

These questions might seem harmless to a person who does not experience the kind of mental and emotional pain associated with adult acne, but to the sufferer, every acne-related question takes the form of a dagger being pierced through the ribcage and extracting an internal organ.

I never wished for acne. :'( 

I know there are ways to deflect insults, like ignoring or using insults to build a kind of immunity against criticism, blah blah whatever. I could if I wanted to, but how about dealing with the REAL issue first?

Instead of wishing people would stop mentioning my acne, and before giving up hope and trying to attain nirvana, I want to tackle the problem.

I want to get rid of my acne!

My Skin Diary

I have always had acne-prone skin, but nothing too serious. It became worse after the life-changing facial. The severity of my acne fluctuates, I’ve never had flawless skin, not even near flawless. There will always be countless pimples, bumps, and old scars.

Then Clifford Clinic came along and you will see from my journey how my acne is now under better control! ^_^


In this post I share my story on my many skin problems – new acne, old acne scars, clogged pores, dull skin, uneven skin tone, and how Clifford Clinic has helped alleviate these.

I will write this post like a diary, a daily journal documenting what I truly felt on that day. I made sure to write little notes in my phone for every day I took a picture, which was almost every day. Here are some I selected to tell my story.

Day 6  /  25 Jan


Argh! Look at those ugly spots and bumps! :( I’ve also been having neck acne for a few months now and they itch! How weird, coz I’ve never had neck acne in my life.

Had my first session of Q Switch at Clifford Clinic 6 days ago. Q-switching is a technique by which a laser can be made to produce a pulsed output beam.

According to Dr Gerard, Q Switch is a laser treatment using laser light to kill bacteria and destroys sebaceous glands. The superficial carbon peeling controls acne inflammation, reduces sebum production, unplugs pores and minimizes pore size. It can also improve some acne scars, uneven pigmentation, reduce red spots after inflammatory acne and poor skin texture.

Sounds promising!



I hate how all these bumps show up even under makeup. Foundation and color correctors do just that – correct colors – but bumps are 3D and are impossible to conceal.

Day 10  /  29 Jan

Had my second Q-switch session yesterday and I must comment that the angry red bumps have lessened. Still very spotty, but they’re not so dimensional now.



According to my doctor, this drying up and peeling of the skin is a good sign of skin renewal.


There are much less pimples on the right now, blemishes like brown spots and freckles are what we have to tackle.


Day 12  /  31 Jan

Oooooh, look! Many more areas are drying up as a result of oral medication and acne-appropriate skincare from Clifford Clinic.


No one except myself knows that underneath the layer of foundation, my skin actually feels like dried cement. LOL. However, apart from the texture, the skin looks much smoother under makeup now. While we’re on the topic of foundation, because excess sebum secretion is under better control, I can actually wear foundation that does not have that much oil control. Chanel Perfection Lumiere which I previously didn’t like because it made me look like an oil sleek is now one of my favorite foundations.


Check out my before and after makeup pictures.


All pictures taken for this post were posted ‘as is’, zero editing except for adding of dates and watermark. Of course, good lighting and a good camera help.


Makeup is awesome, but it can only do so much. Beauty starts with beautiful skin and I’m on my way to achieving that! :)

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5 Reasons To Declutter Your Home With Gumtree


I don’t know anyone who hasn’t accumulated unnecessary clutter or isn’t disorganized in some way in his or her life. If you are an extremely organized person, please tell me how you became so good at it.

I am such a hoarder, you know, on top of being a shopaholic. With age, I have become more sensible with my purchases and possess more will to walk away from what I think is a good deal but really isn’t on second thought.

But sometimes I still succumb to impulse! I buy backups of things I love for fear of them being eternally out of stock; I buy clothes I know I won’t wear; I buy things I don’t even have time to use.

I will – hopefully – be moving into our new house soon, and don’t want to bring my whole life over. Of course, I’m not going to let my parents live with my clutter so I need to start decluttering, cleaning, and organizing! And just in case you’re wondering, decluttering IS NOT organizing. Decluttering comes first!

The benefits of decluttering are actually far more profound than just having more space to walk about – did you know that getting your stuff organized can actually do good for your body, your mind, and the world at large?

Let me share with you 5 benefits to motivate and get you started! 😀


(Trying to look happy under the scorching Penang sun. Flat hair and everything. LOL.)

1. Decluttering Clears Your Mind

Unless you are Magneto who has the ability to manipulate minds and magnetic force fields, chaos restricts our ability to focus. In the same way, clutter limits our brain’s ability to process information. Simply put, clutter COMPETES for our attention!

I definitely suffer from attention-seeking clutter. I feel frustrated and anxious looking at the clutter made up of stuff that is either junk, unfinished projects, or things I don’t know where else to place.

My table mess flows to my chair which flows to my floor which flows to the walkway which flows to the door which flows………….. =_=

I recently started listing some personal items on Gumtree and the process of packing things away already made me feel more liberated and lifted! Like there’s a sudden positive flow of energy surrounding me.

Besides, the ease of which I can sell my items on Gumtree makes me want to put up even MORE things to sell.

Check out my chio profile with all my listings – I love this interface!


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Estée Lauder New Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Collection Review

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Hyperpigmentation in Asian VS Caucasian Skin

Both Asian and Caucasian skin types are similarly prone to acne. However the risk of scarring from acne is significantly higher in Asian skin. That is why Asians usually have more hyperpigmentation from acne scarring than their Caucasian counterparts. Melanin is a natural skin pigment that protects the skin from UV damage. Dark-skinned people produce more melanin and light skin people produce less, and therefore Asian skin produces more melanin than Caucasian skin types. That is why Asians are more prone to dark spots and hyperpigmentation from sun exposure.

(The terms ‘Asian’ and ‘Caucasian’ are loosely used here and you know I’m just generalizing, don’t be so hard on me! *muack*)

Brightening Treatment Specially For Asian Skin

Isn’t it funny how most Caucasians love to sunbathe while Asians slap on sunscreen, wear makeup with SPF, wear sunglasses, hats, and carry umbrellas to shield their skin from the sun? Asian skin tends to tan more and burn less, which explains the need to pile on and protect ourselves!

To cater to the Asian woman who has a higher propensity to produce more pigmentation-related problems, Estée Lauder has included skin brightening ingredients to its newest range of skincare.

Estée Lauder New Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Collection

The Estée Lauder New Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening range includes 6 new skincare products that work together to activate the skin’s ability to self-brighten and repair.


1. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Cleanser

2. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Treatment Lotion

3. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Spot Correcting Essence

4. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Creme

5. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening UV Protector SPF50/PA++++

6. Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening BB Creme SPF50/PA++++ & Brightening Balm


The three core products of this range are Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Treatment Lotion, Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Spot Correcting Essence, and Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Creme. All three feature Light Cycle QD Complex with QD Whitening and QD Anti-Inflammatory.


Here are three of my favorites :) :

Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Crème


In hot and humid Singapore, air-conditioning is essential to daily life. The sweltering sun outside is blissfully tempered by the blast of cool air that greets you in office, malls and even at home. However, we all know that being in an air-conditioned room for an extended period of time can dry out the skin. That’s why it’s important to keep our skin moisturized!

The Crescent White Full Cycle Brightening Moisture Crème is a face cream that helps restore moisture balance in the skin and provides brightening benefits.

I like how this cream is light enough on my skin so that I don’t feel that there’s a thick layer of substance sitting on the surface, yet powerful enough to combat the potential dryness that comes with sleeping in an air-conditioned room.



Don’t forget to extend the good stuff to your neck too! =)

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New Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover: Smoother, Softer, More Superior

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We all know the importance of a proper cleansing routine – the lack of one will lead to outbreaks, puffiness around the eyes, formation of fine lines. It shouldn’t take longer to remove your makeup than it does to put it on but you still need to be thorough.

My definition of a good makeup remover is one that quickly and effectively removes makeup while at the same time is gentle to my skin, does not make my sensitive skin go haywire, and does not leave behind an uncomfortable residue.

The new Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover is an improved version of its predecessor, and I am happy to share with you just how much better I think it is!


But first, let me share with you The Swatch Story:

The Swatch Story

The Swatch Story is one that is close to the hearts of all (hardworking and professional *ahem* hehehe) beauty bloggers. We aim to produce accurate swatches of products – foundation, gel-liner, blush, eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow, lipstick, lip gloss, and more.

The reader takes about 2 seconds to scroll through swatch images, maybe more if she’s interested in a particular shade, but it would have taken the blogger about 1000 times of those 2 seconds to create the image from swatching > photographing > editing > writing > publishing.

Here’s my illustration of The Swatch Story:


And so on.

You see, in order to quickly switch from one set of swatches to another, I need an all-rounder makeup remover that can remove long-wearing makeup eg. waterproof mascara, smudgeproof eyeliner, super red lipstick.

It must get the job done quickly, without the need for rubbing or scratching as these will leave red marks on my skin which will show in the next set of swatches. It must also leave a non-sticky and non-greasy after-feel for the next set to go on as clean and soft skin is the best base for accurate swatches.


The new and improved Biore Aqua Jelly Makeup Remover is all of that and more. Makes my life so much easier now! :)

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Clinique Sonic Brush In The Life Of A Corporate Slave

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That natural glow (meaning no makeup) on my face, achieved only through proper cleansing and skincare, makes me very happy. =)

I’ve done a thorough review on the Clinique Sonic Brush previously, so in this post I’m going to show you how essential a tool this brush is in my life.

How is a typical day at work like for you? I’m sure many of you can relate to the below events! ^_^*

A Typical Day At Work

Time: 8am

At 8am, you’ve got your game face on, your makeup is fresh, and you are ready to start the day!



Time: 9am

After tolerating inconsiderate people who push their way in before allowing passengers to alight, the exhaust fumes of passing buses and sweat streaming down your temples while you race against time to reach the office, you reach doors at 9am sharp, adjust your dress, and chirp ‘good morning!’ to everyone. It’s a brand new day, my friends!



Time: 12pm

Ah hah! It’s time for lunch! The sun beats merciless on your face, but steadfastly you head to the hawker centre to have your favorite fishball noodles. The char kway teow stall smokes up the whole cluster of tables and chairs, and your skin starts to get oily.


(Somehow the fishball makes my face look like a fishball LOL!!)


Time: 6.05pm

Somehow, in between Facebook, Instagram, Dayre, and reading interesting blog posts like this one, you manage to get through the day! Weeee!!! Time to celebrate!


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MAC Spring 2015 Collections: Cinderella, Bao Bao Wan, Julia Petit, Miley Cirus, Toledo And More


Since its founding in the mid-80s, MAC has been the go-to cosmetics line for professionals and color-loving amateurs alike. But what keeps people coming back?

Besides being known for having every makeup color in the rainbow, my other favorite thing about MAC is its amazing collaborations – from working with top designers to fictional characters. I’d love to see a Powerpuff Girls or Pentatonix collaboration happen some day! =D

Here are the MAC Spring 2015 Collections:

MAC X Cinderella Collection

I attended the premiere of Cinderella at MBS MasterCard Theatres last night and it was a truly a visual and aural delight! The story is simply and safely told, with not much deviation from the original storyline, just bringing to life characters from a childhood fairytale we all grew up with. Cate Blanchett did a great hamming it up as the villainous stepmother. I thought the stepsisters could afford to be more mean and destructive though. And I remembered them to be really fat from storybooks; they weren’t fat enough in the film. LOL.


M.A.C. has teamed up with Disney’s Cinderella to launch the sparkliest, dreamiest makeup collection.



M.A.C. Cinderella Eyeshadow x 6 palette in Stroke of Midnight (SGD80.00)

Shades include Vapour – light peachy-pink; Phloof! – frosty off-white; Omega – beige-taupe; Quarry – plum-brown; Satin Taupe – silvery taupe, and Stroke of Midnight – black sparkly plum.


M.A.C. Cinderella Fluidline in Macroviolet (SGD33.00): A shimmery, smoky violet cream eyeliner.

M.A.C. Cinderella Lipstick in Free as a Butterfly (SGD33.00): A sheer golden nude lipstick.

MAC X Cinderella Collection is limited edition and available from 26 February 2015.

MAC x Julia Petit Collection

Julia Petit is a hugely influential beauty/lifestyle blogger, TV presenter andmodel Brazil’s super cool IT girl, so cool that our favorite makeup brand MAC has deemed her worthy of having her own collection. How cool is that! Imagine you started blogging for fun and then one day the world’s coolest brand comes knocking on your door and wants your name on their products. That’s what dreams are made of.


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Keep Skin Sensitivity Under Control With Curél Instant Foaming Body Wash

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I love blue-green shades that you cannot at one glance decide how to name it, probably not even after many glances.

So imagine my delight when I received the new Curel Instant Foaming Body Wash and saw that it has a huge pump in my favorite indiscernible shade of teal/mint/cyan/turquiose/aquamarine! :)

To put together this flatlay I went scouting for items in these shades and it was harder choosing which ones to go into the picture than finding them. I have so many! I love the sophistication and retro feel of these shades.

Curel – No. 1 Sensitive Skin Care Brand In Japan


Did you know that Curel is the No. 1 sensitive skin care brand in Japan?

Its products are developed from over 30 years of extensive dermatological research on sensitive skin and combines the latest dermatological science and technology.


A long time ago, I reviewed the Curel Moisture Face Milk and Moisture Cream. Wow, looking back, I’m impressed by my improvement in photography – angles, lighting, placements, even my poses. Lol!


Foam Away!



Curel Instant Foaming Body Wash is my first foam format body wash and every time I use it I’m impressed by just how dense the foam is. It doesn’t disintegrate in mere seconds like other body washes, glides on my skin smoothly, lathers up quickly, and is very easy to rinse off! No oily or uncomfortable after-feel. Just clean and moisturized skin. :)

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