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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Outfit Today #28

A short outfit post.


My new favourite 'Little Black Jacket' 


Jacket / ジャケット : RAYURE

Shorts / ショーツ : One Way (Japanese Brand)

Bag / バッグ : Bruno Magli

Shoes / シューズ : Zara

Shades / サングラス : Indiesin


It would seem that I am very into round shades lately..

(And my lovely hair was done at Kizuki + Lim btw)


Check out this local brand called Indiesin

They have the nicest shades in my opinion!
Very affordable too.

That's all,
see you 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

5 Beauty Tips from me!

Hi guys 

I know I've disappeared for a while on my blog and instagram..
Too much to keep up in life and I needed a break!

BUT I'M BACK!!
Haha

And today's post is just
「5 of My Favourite Beauty Tips」

Nothing is sponsored or advertised in this post,
just me sharing with you lovely ladies (and possible gents out there lol)


Fresh Lemon & Sugar Scrub
Fresh cut lemons do wonders to your skin!
I swear!! By far my favourite home-made skin care trick~

This scrub can be used both on face and body.
But it works wonderfully for those with acne-prone skin,
like me!


Lemon is a natural source of Vitamin C; an ingredient commonly used to lighten sun
and age spots and even out skin tone and also a natural astringent that tightens
pores and brightens the complexion.

Sugar is a natural exfoliator; a natural source of glycolic acid which evens out
skin tone, cleans pores, and improves overall skin texture by removing dead, dull skin cells.

Preparing it is simple!
Just cut a whole lemon into half or thirds,
then coat the cut surface entirely with plain sugar.
And then gently scrub it all over your washed face.

(However Lemon's acidity can be quite strong for some,
so this might not be suitable for all)


Make-Up That Lasts Longer
I'm from Singapore, and the hot weather here constantly
makes my skin sweat and oil.

And so there is this magic spray by Urban Decay
(which you may find at Sephora)
↓↓


It's a spray that helps to set your make-up!

But here's the trick,
a lot of people use this spray last
but my advice is to use this spray, then powder your face over it
with loose powder foundation.
Then it works 


Curls That Last Longer
Who's hair is stubbornly straight like mine?!
When I curl my hair, it doesn't last long at all!

Once I went to a salon to get a perm,
IT DIDN'T WORK.
Can you believe it? My hair was still as straight after.. Lol


But here's I trick I learnt from a Japanese salon in Singapore
that I like to go to, Kizuki + Lim 
use Wax Spray!
(not the average hairspray)
And use this on your hair before you start curling your hair!


Wax sprays are not uncommon now,
but apparently this Japanese brand called Spice
is quite famous for their wax spray.



Wash Your Face In The Middle Of The Day
That's right guys!
Your skin constantly produces oil,
and throughout the day all sorts of bacteria goes on your face unknowingly! 
This causes acne and all those other annoying imperfections.

So that's why,
make a point to wash your face half-way in the day!


Buy a mini-size version of your favourite facial wash,
and bring it to work or school!
It's easier than carrying the big one around.

That's what I do~



Moisturise
After going to Asian Skin Solutions,
I learned the importance of moisturising.
Even in a urban country like Singapore!

I was told there that when your skin is dehydrated,
your oil glands will produce more oil to condition your face!
And in the end, it’ll just be oily and clogged.


There you go!
5 simple beauty tips from me~
Every tip here has been tried and tested by me!
They work!!

You may leave a comment to ask me some beauty questions
or tell me if you want more! Haha

Have a good week ahead 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Asian Skin Solutions

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Hi beautifuls!

Recently I had a facial session at Asian Skin Solutions
and I had a really relaxing and satisfying experience.


Lately I’ve under quite a bit of stress due to work,
lack of sleep, snacking on unhealthy food and all..
And that’s when I get breakouts and redness around my face
especially around my forehead ↓↓


I’m sure a lot of you lads have the same problem.
I don’t always have flawless skin, my skin has mood swings too.
And then there’s that one or two annoying friends who have natural flawless skin (LOL)

But like anything else on this planet, 
we need to take care of our facial skin for it to be healthy and beautiful!
And I do believe that going for facials is one of the answer!

All the staff at Asian Skin Solutions were friendly!
And after filling in some forms and particulars,
it was time to get my skin checked!!
I was nervous because I’m not very proud of my complexion.. Haha


I had a personalised skin analysis done by a professional
(in my case the salon manager Jade herself haha)
and I had some good, and GHASTLY results!!

My facial skin was not graded as oily,
but it was low in moisture, collagen and SUPER HIGH IN DEAD SKIN CELLS!!




I really do not like having oily skin..
So to prevent my skin from producing that shiny layer of oil on my face,
I thought moisturising less would help. And for a while I believed it worked.
But apparently I was told here that when your skin is dehydrated
your oil glands will produce more oil to condition your face!
And in the end, it’ll just be oily and clogged.

And without sufficient collagen, your skin will sag more when your older! Noooo~

Now off to start the pampering!


The room smelled nice and there were flowers on the bed!
So sweet~


Based on a the skin analysis don earlier,
I had a customised facial treatment package.



I had quite a few things done during my entire process there.
It all felt so refreshing and relaxing I swear I fell asleep half way!

Jade had kindly written down a the list for me:
I did a
1) Double Cleanse
2) Scrub
3) Steam (This was so nice!)
4) Comedone Lotion
5) HF + PH Formula
6) Face Massage (Even better!)
7) Eye Massage
8) Face Cryoeal Macuine
+ PH Formula (Superb! My face got brighter almost instantly!)
9) Face Mask
10) Soft Mask
11) Shoulder Massage


Now here’s a pretty eerie photo of me in a face mask.
Haha!

And if you think it’s done..

I had another layer on!!

Now, you can’t even see my eyes!
Bahahaha~


Sorry, I found this amusing because I only got to see how I looked
after I got home and browsed through my camera!
Hahaha

Ending off with a nice shoulder massage.


And look!
I was served hot tea with cake even after my facial.
Too kind!


Now I know what you’re thinking..
How was the end result?
Was it effective?

To be honest and fair,
nothing shows results overnight.
I do think that your skin improves over a few sessions!

But I can tell you that after one week,
I noticed that my skin became brighter, the redness around my forehead
went down and most importantly, MUCH LESS DRY!
Really.


I still have imperfections here and there but,
I think I need to fix my diet to fix that! >.<

Here’s a better photo of me in make-up.
HAHA.


You gotta admit,
make-up sits and looks better on healthier skin!

And guess what guys!
Thanks to Asian Skin Solutions,
you get a special offer from reading this post!!


All you have to do is:

Leave your details and sign up at this link

Terms and Conditions to apply:
- Above 18 years old and above only
- Strictly by appointment only.
- Promotion valid for 2 months

Asian Skin Solutions is located at:
Parkmall 9 Penang Road #11-04 Spore 238459
&
Bugis Village 154 Rochor Road Singapore 18842

You can call 6767 0077 to book an appointment!

Have a lovely week ahead guys~