Skin Inc Pure UV Protect – nearly invisible CC cream

    Skin Inc Pure UV Protect review

    The holiday season is almost here, how’s your gift list coming along? I’m thrilled to see what beauty brands have in store for skin care gift sets this year while keeping an element of practicality in my pocket. Well to kickoff the gift giving quarter, I bought myself a little treat and finally decided to test another face cream – the Skin Inc Pure UV Protect.  I’ve been meaning to try this since the brand became available in Sephora, not to mention the very alluring and OCD-clean beauty counters are a hard-to-resist pull marketing strategy.

    What ‘s the lure?

    Skin Inc Pure UV Protect is an all-in-one makeup base, sunscreen, moisturizer and anti-aging cream that protects the skin from damaging UV rays whilst firming, hydrating and plumping and effortlessly airbrushes skin to perfection in one fuss-free application. It contains Ceramide and marine collagen that retains skin’s moisture, reduces the appearance of lines and provides perfect coverage without clogging pores. SPF 30 PA++

    Sounds like what my other CC creams can do too! The only difference is that this cream is too sheer it’s nearly invisible.

    When applied without blending, it can look 2x whiter than my skin tone but I was told not to worry cos it will pick up my undertones just fine.

    Pure UV Protect Skin Inc review

    Blend well until its invisible.

    Skin Inc Pure UV protect review

    Uh, hello there says my veins. I can agree that the coverage of this product is not high which makes it a perfect choice for the “barely there” look. I like how it has that weightless airbrushed effect that doesn’t look too matte or greasy. It feels light enough and a week of using this cream didn’t break me out. Above all, it is paraben-free yay to the leaping bunny!

    Skin Inc Pure UV Protect review

    SGD72 – 30 ml


    Final thoughts

    If you advocate a healthy “barely there” finish, this face cream fits the bill. It’s particularly a good match for people with a bit of skin dullness wanting some coverage, but not a face full of cakey make up. Beat that foundation. Let’s go light shall we?

    Thanks for dropping by

    A little bit of this plus some sunshine and I’m ready to leave the house


    The Editor’s Market: Less is More

    The white dress

    To score a minimalist look, one of my go-to shops in Singapore is The Editor’s Market. This shop (brand) has a sharp sense of style when it comes to less is more look and sometimes with a pop of color and comfortably chic getup.

    I especially like how their clothes are sectioned by color and one outfit design can come in various shades from basic pastels to black.

    The Editors Market review

    Editors Market blog review


    clean, crisp white fabric lays the groundwork for a minimalist look

    Editors Market blog review

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    My Happily Ever After

    breachgel wedding

    Ours was a chance encounter that blossomed into friendship and finally bloomed into LOVE.

    A year after I said the most important “YES” of my life, I married the man who is much more than the man of my dreams. The man whom I’m so grateful for every joy, misstep, and challenging turns that became our love story. Before I get too cheesy, I’m happy to be sharing with you our wedding SDE, with beautifully captured moments and emotions that I will always feel nostalgic for and smile about.

    And yet there’s something more I want to say.

    Often it can be easy to get so caught up in the preparations but I won’t forget how its those little things and pieces of kind support from family and friends that kept me afloat through it all. I am forever so grateful for all the efforts that went into making our wedding day a meaningful one. We couldn’t have done it without all the love and kindness in the smallest of things.

    wedding breachgel

    Thank you Mamang and Papang for the love that brings us all together. Thank you for assisting me with all the necessary church seminars, City Hall paperworks and liaising with wedding vendors. We are so lucky to have amazing parents.

    Moments waterproof mascaras are made for

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    The Color Mustard

    Rustic colors like mustard have always resonated with me. It brings a laid back vibe to an already comfortable look plus it is so easy to match with any earth tones or neutrals. I also think it is very flattering for any complexion.

    the color mustard outfit blog review

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    Burberry’s Effortless Brow Definer

    natural looking eyebrow review

    I never really paid attention to how my eyebrows looked until I came to Singapore, lured by the refreshing store concept of Sephora with loads of options to sculpt eyebrows. I remember how it would take me 100 years to figure out and pull off a decent arch. I just didn’t get why eyebrows are a way of life. Geesh.

    Fast forward to meeting Instagram and its strong selfie game later, I noticed how polished eyebrows give frame and structure to the face. Eyebrow ninjas call it “drawing”. I’m not sure if you can relate with me but my first attempt to “drawing” my brows didn’t look natural and flattering at all, it was overly done, wonky and tragic. It took me time to find the right brow tool that’s not too technical and time-consuming. I found different types from gel based, to powderish to liquid, there’s just too many ways and I don’t want to complicate a #firstworldproblem like that.

    Long story short, I am happy to have found my 3 on-the-go weapons to up my eyebrow game. By “up” I don’t mean I’m slaying it like the hardcore black belter eyebrow ladies but just nice enough to lift my face up. Meet my brow charmers: Read more


    Kat Von D in Singapore – Everlasting Lipstick

    kat von d in singapore

    Well the long wait is over. I’m finally able to try a cult brand I’ve heard so much rave about. Kat Von D beauty line known for its deeply pigmented, intense high coverage liquid lipstick is now available in all of Sephora branches in Singapore.

    Here are five swatches of its best-selling Everlasting liquid lipstick range:

    everlasting liquid swatches singapore blog

    From left to right: Lolita, Lolita 2, Melancholia, Mother, Bachelorette

    These lipsticks are formulated without parabens (major plus points) and enriched with vitamin E plus sunflower seed. They leave a smooth matte finish that’s not clumpy or thick.

    Here’s me wearing the famous Lolita shade Read more