Tip: Blemish Free Face Post Travel

I remember complaining that I always had a zit here and there after travelling. I always wondered why and I thought it might be due to the fact that my face was extra dirty from all the sight seeing and exploring. I went to Melbourne for 2 weeks and came back with a few big zits on my chin and nose. I went to Singapore and came back with more blackheads than ever. So I decided to experiment with my cleansing routine. I recently came back from Hong Kong, and my face DID NOT break out!

 

I was armed with 3 main things.

1. Simplicity - I only had a cleanser, toner and moisturiser (and of course sunscreen for the day)

2. EXFOLIATE!

3. MASK

 

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Another Short Rambling/Rant Post: Hong Kong

** This post contains very blunt and honest thoughts, my real life personal experiences that serve no prejudice to all mentioned. I’m sure there are very nice people around, and I did meet some during the 5-day stay. Experiences are my own and in no way should it affect your decision to visit. If you are sensitive and defensive, please do not proceed and just close this page.**

 

I swear I’ll write about something beauty related soon enough. Promise. For now…

I was deciding whether or not to filter this post and keep everything positive, but it just doesn’t sit well with me. It’s like lying to say everything is rosy when clearly it’s not. If my friends asked me how it felt giving birth, I’d first ask them if they really want to know or if they just want me to make them feel less nervous. What version do you want? Here, this post might make some people uncomfortable, or even insulted, so you know yourself. If you’re easily offended, do not read on. If you take everything with a pinch of salt, then go ahead. What’s written is not meant to offend, just personal experiences that aren’t so good. So I was gone for a while again (looks like it’s a regular thing lately), but this time, it’s for a little vacation. We took the kids to Hong Kong Disneyland, and stayed a few days to explore the place a little. We stayed at Royal Plaza in Mongkok and it’s a nice little hotel strategically located for those who seek convenience.

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Favourite Look: Pregnancy First Trimester Edition

Well, I’ll be into my second trimester soon so I thought I’d tell you what I’ve been doing most of the time for the last 3 months. You know what they say about pregnancy glow? If you get bad morning sickness, forget about the glow. Let’s get real here. Do you know what bad morning sickness does to you? If you haven’t experienced it before, let me scare you a little. Bear in mind I’m already in my mid 30s and people did say that morning sickness gets worse with age. That I might agree because this is the worst ever.

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Review: Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder in Candlelight

I’ve read a lot about Kevyn Aucoin’s sculpting powder and highlighter as a powerful duo, 2 products that give you instant believable cheekbones in a few minutes. I thought I’d pick one to try, and since I only have 2 powder highlighters in my collection, I don’t mind adding another one. I have enough eye shadows, blushes and lipstick to last me for at least a decade, but highlighters… I don’t use them much at all, and never had that penchant for them. The Candlelight I have is in the new packaging. I read that for the same price, we’re actually getting less product and also without a brush. For me, the shocker came in the size.

 

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