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  • Getting ready for CNY – hair & makeup inspiration from Asian beauty gurus

    Getting ready for CNY – hair & makeup inspiration from Asian beauty gurus

    Having met up with a friend from PR recently, I’ve since learned that the term ‘blogger’ is now obsolete (well, almost). In its place, is the more fashionable moniker, ‘influencer’ or in PR terms, KOL (key opinion leader). That’s not entirely untrue – instead of sticking to one social medium, internet personalities nowadays span their […]

  • Unexpectedly awesome beauty discoveries

    Unexpectedly awesome beauty discoveries

    Sometimes, the best things about beauty turn up in the unlikeliest of places. In a world filled with choices, it’s easy to overlook the good stuff, simply because they’re lesser-known and fly lower on the radar.   Here are 6 of our favourite beauty discoveries of the month:   Aojiru Made from powdered kale or […]

  • Thoughts on awesome and awful beauty trends for 2017

    Thoughts on awesome and awful beauty trends for 2017

    Trends come and go, but there are some trends that deserve to die a sad, sorry death. We’ve seen our share of good and bad, too, for 2016 and onwards.   Beauty guru Wayne Goss sums it up pretty well in his video, Makeup Trends that Need to Die in 2017 (watch here); we’d give […]

  • Cartoon collaboration: when beauty meets fun

    Cartoon collaboration: when beauty meets fun

    It goes without saying that there’s an inner child in every adult. Things that remind you of sweet, sweet childhood, when all you cared about was which flavour candy to choose, bring back nostalgic memories. I guess no matter how old you are, the ‘cute’ factor never dies, especially if they’re done in a subtle […]

  • Best toners for women with transitioning skin

    Best toners for women with transitioning skin

    Recently, I came to know about this term, ‘transitioning skin’, through a random video I was watching on YouTube.   For seasonal countries, this usually refers to the changes the skin goes through when seasons change. But for Southeast Asian women, transitioning skin is the period where our skin starts to change after our late […]

  • Beauty tips I learned from the experts

    Beauty tips I learned from the experts

    I confess, I’m a beauty junkie. But there’s still a lot for me to learn, and sometimes the best way to learn is from the experts. Here are some beauty tips I’ve picked up from the gurus (and the internet, of course), which I’ve tried and swear by:   Wayne Goss: How to get perfectly-curled […]

  • 5 ways to get the most out of your facial

    5 ways to get the most out of your facial

    A few months ago, my skin went through a bad phase. I had tiny bumps all over my forehead, and I kept getting acne. Everyone I met asked, “What happened to your skin?” – which made me even more upset and self-conscious because I was already trying very hard to not think about it.   […]

  • Love it or hate it? Male ambassadors for beauty brands

    Love it or hate it? Male ambassadors for beauty brands

      Who can resist the attraction of a gorgeous male celebrity, bathed in sensual light, staring into your soul from the pages of a magazine?   However, today, we’re not talking about male celebrities as the ambassadors of men’s skincare/fragrances, but more of men fronting campaigns for brands meant for women.   Korean brand The […]

  • Is the ‘cushion makeup’ trend getting a bit out of hand?

    Is the ‘cushion makeup’ trend getting a bit out of hand?

    When Laneige launched its then-novelty item, the BB Cushion, back in 2012, nobody could have guessed how big the trend would get. Even four years down the road, the market is still saturated with a s**t ton of ‘cushion’ products. Every brand is eager to jump on the bandwagon and get themselves a piece of […]