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Friday, 2 May 2014

Feel Radiant - Part 2

Basic maintenance steps are not enough if you want to keep your skin healthy and young.
To feel radiant and vibrant, we have to work a few more steps!

Every week I exfoliate my skin once to make sure all my pores are clean.
Exfoliate, to rub gently with foam that content some sand-like granular substance, helps to remove dead skin and thus can let the younger skin breathe better. People like me who put on make-up almost everyday to work, we often have dull skin and clogged pores due to the make-up residue. So this exfoliating step help to unclog your pores, and removing the dead skin can enhance the absorption of all serum we use to improve our skin.

Some of the products I've used and would recommend:

Left: L'OREAL Go 360" Clean (Deep Exfoliating Scrub)  Right: Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub

The above 2 products are easy to use. Just squeeze out a decent amount and gently massage on your face. Rinse off and you'll feel the difference. The other one that I am currently using is the Dermaline Daily Microfoliant. Even though it said Daily, but I only use once to twice a week and my skin gets healthier. As I use serum after my toner, the exfoliated skin can absorb the serum much much better! It comes in powder form, use half a teaspoon on your wet hands and create a creamy paste by rubbing your hands. Apply to face and massage gently in circular movement, and rinse thoroughly.Ta-dah-you can immediately feel the soft skin!

But of course, even without having to buy these products, DIY Facial Scrub is not difficult to make at home.

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DIY Sugar Scrub: 

  • 1 tablespoon of cane sugar
  • A few drips of clean water
  • Add in a few drops of lemon juice - Vitamin C is great for your skin!
  • Honey (Optional) - I'd recommend adding honey if you have pimples on your face. It soothe your skin better.
  • Essential Oil (Optional) - Add in 1-2 drops of lavender oil to relax your tired skin, or rose oil to brighten up your skin. Every type of essential oil has their own unique properties :)
Mix together. Don't have to make sugar dissolve totally. A bit of granular leftover will be good. Apply on your face and massage gently in circular movement. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a clean tower.

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Don't do it more than twice a week! Especially if you have sensitive skin, remember to be gentle when you massage your face. :) After exfoliating, don't forget to apply toner to keep your pores clean and tight. If not, use cold water to rise through again, that helps to close the pores too! ;)

Steps:  Cleanse -- > Exfoliate  --> Toner --> Moisturizer

Alright! Don't be lazy anymore! Try it today and enjoy your journey to softer and nicer skin!

Coming up next -- > Moisture, Hydrate and Whitening Mask! Stay tuned!


Thursday, 1 May 2014

Feel Radiant - Part 1

It is not easy to keep your skin radiant. Whether you are fair or tanned, the most appealing effect is that every light reflect nicely on your skin. If you are looking tired and dull, it's time to keep up with your cleansing regime!

Don't skip the basic cleansing steps twice everyday!
Cleanse -->  Toner  --> Moisturizer
This is the key steps that we all shall not be lazy with.
Do it everyday morning and evening for maintenance and that helps to prevent breakouts!

** Choose the right products for you depending on your skin condition **

But how do we know if we have dry or oily skin? 
Many of us get confused as the signs can be quite misleading.
I once have a friend who thought that she has oily skin so she bought all the products for oily skin.
Turn out to be - She has dry skin but as her skin gets drier and drier, her body reacted and started to secrete more oil to lubricate it. And the more she use her 'oily-skin' products, the more oily her face turn out to be!

Avoid this mistake. Test it yourself!

1. Wash your face with warm water. Don't add in any soap/cleanser.

2. Pat dry your face with a clean tower.

3. Keep your face dry for half an hour. Stay indoor and don't do much vigorous activity that will result in sweating. Just stay indoor and keep calm for 30 min.

4. After 30 min, touch your skin to see if it's oily or dry. To confirm, use a soft tissue to wipe your face.

  •     If it is brownish or yellowish -- > oily
  •     If you see white flakes and your skin looks a little tensed --> dry
  •     If nothing change --> Perfect or Combination skin

Coming up next ---> We'll check out how to enhance your skin and keep it hydrated! Stay tuned!

Friday, 14 February 2014

Valentines' Special - Nail Art DIY

My Singapore friend came visiting and she will be staying with me for the next few nights.
It had been a while since we last catch up and hence we have been talking non-stop, exchanging juicy gossips and of course, we talked about the V-day. For two single ladies like us, before we meet our prince charming, we know we have to love and pamper ourselves in this special day too! And when she saw my collection of nail polishes, she suggested that we should try doing manicure for each other. Sounded fun and we started to look for some ideas online.

Special Day. V-Day. A day that is to filled with love. Whether you are single, attached, or complicated, one should never stop loving oneself. ;) So I decided to do a cute heart shapes DIY manicure for her - as a wish for her love life to be filled with sweet happiness very soon!

DIY steps:

Some Online Samples as reference:

As for me, she said it's going to be a surprise, with a big grin on her face. I have no idea what she is up to, but it's V-day, a special day to love and to be loved, the design does not matter that much anymore.

Happy Loving Day!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Ciate Caviar Nail Polish - Not the ordinary beads

Hey Girls,

I was excited when I got my very much belated Christmas present from one of my cousins yesterday. I had been eyeing for some time but yet the price has stop me from purchasing this for myself. Now that I got this as a gift, I can't wait to try out and share with you all!

Very attractive packaging they have! It comes with a bottle of pale pink nail polish, and the other bottle is filled with cavier-sized beads. I did according to the instruction, but clumsy me did spill out some tiny beads over the place... ;p


It was fun applying it, but the end result was just ok. Probably I wasn't skilled enough. Anyway, here are some photos I got from different websites, just to show you girls the nicer end results if you apply it more patiently. :) I didn't apply on all my nails, only one on each hand, as I find it too much if I apply on all.



Hope you'll enjoy the fun too!


Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Have your Sassy Curl

I have always admired the big wavy long hair on all the celebrities over the years.
It's so feminine, and yet it adds a tone of 'naughty' and 'fun' element.
When I was younger, I used to look at some posters, with models having long wavy hair.
You can tie up and make a wavy pony tail, sassy and sexy.
You can let it down, still sassy and sexy.
You can use a hair band, or tie with a scarf, and you'll still be sassy and sexy.
So how can I miss this product?
Especially when I really hate to sit in the saloon for hours just to make my hair curl nicely.

My friend bought this last week and I was thrilled to tried out yesterday.
It was awesome! Easy to use and the curls were gorgeous.
Everything was automatically done, and within 30 minutes, a nice volume of curls on me!
Just have to clip it on the top part, and it will automatically 'slurp' in your hair!

Totally love it! >> It lasted for the whole evening until I wash my hair.

Girls, if you like to have sassy curls, you can consider this easy do-it-yourself curler~

(The brand my friend bought was Babyliss Pro Curler. - quite a lot of youtube video demonstrating)

Hope you'll enjoy the sassy curls too! <3


Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Lee Min Ho - Outfit used in KDrama 'Heirs'

Hey guys and girls!

Lee Min Ho has been one of my favourite K-Drama male artist. He has a very attractive look to carry out versatile roles - be it the grumpy and innocent, or the cool and suave, his charm just make everyone melts. :)

Lee Min Ho in Singapore - 17 Dec 2013
Isn't he looking like a prince charming?

Recently he was acted in another hot and popular K-Drama - Heirs. The big hit was not surprising, but the surprise that he gave for his fans was that he has decided to had his outfits used in the drama auctioned for charity! All of the proceeds collected from the auction will be used to help the underprivileged. Isn't this a lovely act in this season of giving? <3

Here's a compilation of what he has worn in the drama. Guys, get some tips here to get inspired with some K-pop fashion trend! Girls, learn how to dress up your man!



Tuesday, 17 December 2013

2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards - The Angel White

Little black dress is always safe for occasions. For your first date, for a nice dinner, pair with a nice heels and you'll never go wrong. But in any occasion, the white can be glamorous as well. The angelic look that brings out purity in you, and with your radiant skin you can glow and shine the whole event. I love white too!

Han Ji Hye - Isn't she lovely and irresistible?

Sistars: The bling bling adds in more shine! Aren't they sexy and lovely too?

SNSD: Seohyun and Hyoyeon (Both wearing outfits from Korean Designer ARCHE Spring/Summer 2014 Collection) Casual yet elegant, I am very in love in them.

P.S: I love their bling bling heels too! Should I get a pair too for my Christmas? ;)