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  • One-of-a-kind fragrances for the bottle collector

    One-of-a-kind fragrances for the bottle collector

    People collect fragrances for different reasons. Some have a soft spot for perfumes by the same brand – Annick Goutal, L’Occitane and Jo Malone tend to let their scents do the talking as all of them come housed in the same bottle, only differentiated by subtle accents of colour.   But for some, collecting a […]

  • Emmagem’s pick: beauty dupes we love

    Emmagem’s pick: beauty dupes we love

    Would you spend RM300 on a beauty product? Especially if it’s your first time trying it out? The internet is a wonderful place to look up information and reviews before you purchase something, but sometimes it doesn’t hurt to have more options.   Here are 5 of our favourites, so you can make the decision […]

  • Let’s drink to beauty: tea blends for good skin

    Let’s drink to beauty: tea blends for good skin

    Drinking tea has always been a common practice, either for wellbeing or to alleviate mild symptoms of illnesses. As a tea drinker myself, I’m often looking for interesting teas to try out, especially those that have unique benefits.     Yogi: Cinnamon Vanilla Healthy Skin Tea Recently, after a satisfying iHerb haul, I picked up […]

  • Get rid of the signs of your post-CNY eat-&-drink binge

    Get rid of the signs of your post-CNY eat-&-drink binge

    Gong Xi Fa Cai! Chinese New Year is the perfect excuse to eat and drink more than you normally would, because – hey – it’s only once a year, right?   All that excess snacks and drinks don’t just affect your waistline, though. They also work their nasty ‘magic’ on your skin. High-calorie fried food, […]

  • 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 […]