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.
clean, crisp white fabric lays the groundwork for a minimalist look
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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
I can’t rave about how I love Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair (ANR) serum without attributing credit to Missha Essence and its Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoule (read My Missha story here). Both Estee Lauder and Missha work so hard to complete the science behind reversing signs of aging from hydrating skin, diminishing spots, to soothing lines and aiding skin’s natural nighttime renewal. Because of the effective results and my skin’s happy journey with Missha, I got determined to finally use Estee Lauder’s ANR (many bloggers claim that Missha Night Repair Ampoule is a dupe of ANR and that both have comparable results but of different price tags). Long story short, here’s to fighting all signs of aging with the Queen of nightly skin repair…
Duration of product use (testing): 4 weeks
How To Use:
My nightly ritual is straightforward. Apply several drops on my clean skin. Smooth the serum gently all over face down to my neck. Read more
These last 2 weeks I’ve been searching for a subtle lip shade for daily use apart from my usual nudes and pinks. It took me a while to pick one cos I wanted to try a brand I haven’t owned before, and yet I’m back to using Nars. Not complaining, this relationship is for keeps because Nars has really an undeniably ultra-versatile range of gorgeous lip shades with velvety matte finish. Here are some of the Nars velvet matte swatches that got me drooling
From left to right: Never Say Never, Walkyrie, Sex Machine, Roman Holiday, Bolero
I ended up going for Nars Sex Machine 🙂
I love its blushed, old rose pigment with a hint of mauve. It is long lasting, non-drying, enriched with Vitamin E and yes Nars is a cruelty-free brand. Read more