Mario Badescu Drying Cream Review

    Mario Badescu drying crream review

    You mean hormonal zits? Of course I do get those occasional & stubborn breakouts that are so hard to tame. I finally convinced myself to try Mario Badescu’s drying cream and to keep it short I am so glad that it works!

    How To Use:

    Dab small amount onto clusters of affected areas until product blends into skin. Do not apply around the eye area.

    I apply it on the combat area overnight and the next morning the pesky pimple have shrunk. The mark usually goes away after a week. I have a lot to thank this cream for!

    Mario Badescu review

    Hello jawline hormonal zit, meet the sorcery in Mario Badescu.


    mario badescu drying cream review

    ah the wonders of science (and sulfur?)

    Mario Badescu drying cream is available in Sephora priced at only SGD26.

    P.S. I’ve also included Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing gel in my facial wash routine but I’ve yet to see what it does to my skin.

    Thanks ladies. Stay lovely and zit-free!


    Make Up For Ever Artist Rouge – Crème and Neon Pink

    Make Up Forever Artist Rouge lipstick review

    You guys I’m back! It’s been 3 decades since the last review my hands are old and wrinkled as I type this. What’s new in the superficial world? Hah! Make Up For Ever has recently reintroduced its own new-and-improved line of Artist Rouge Lipsticks. The line has a wide selection of the usual culprits: bold colors and nudes

    Speaking of, I picked two of my main “usuals” – Nude & Neon Pink shades.

    Make Up Forever Artist Rouge Mat and Creme

    Left – Artist Rouge Creme C106 | Right – Artist Rouge Mat M203


    This creamy high pigmented lipstick has a silky-smooth finish leaving no trace of tackiness. While it doesn’t really stays put for more than 3 hours, the major plus points for me, is that its formulated without the following:

    • Parabens
    • Sulfates
    • Phthalates

    which means beauty without compromise for us laaydies. I think this shade will look great on all skin tones.

    This isn’t any ordinary HDB wall – it’s an instagrammable HDB wall. Also I’m wearing Artist Rouge Creme shade and carrying 40+ kilos of a human being.

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    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, my veins said hello! 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

    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

    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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