3 Japanese Sunscreens Tried and Tested: Review

3 Japanese Sunscreens Tried and Tested

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Applying sunscreen is a vital step to our skincare routine, especially in Singapore’s hot tropical climate. There are tons of sunscreens out in the market, which make us spoilt for choice. Being Asian, should we select Western brands or continue to trust Asian brands? What about cost vs. effectiveness? Does it mean expensive sunscreens perform the best?

C/o Datumou Recipe, an online site dedicated to testing Japanese cosmetics and beauty services, I got to try out 3 popular Japanese sunscreens from their curated list of top 12.

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(L-R: SKII Atmosphere CC Cream, AstaLift D-UV Clear White Solution and Allie Extra UV Gel)

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Flawless complexion with Urban Decay #StayNaked Foundation & Concealer: Review, Swatches & Makeup Look

Urban Decay #StayNaked Foundation & Concealer

The new way to #StayNaked? Urban Decay shows us how. With the launch of foundations brand after brand, it’s hard to pick and choose!

Having tried the recent release of the Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation & Colour Correcting Concealer, I’m stoked! Time to put my wallet on hold in search for good base makeup because this duo is all I need. Oh, and did I mention the formulas are vegan too?

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(Wearing both the UD Stay Naked Foundation & Concealer, in shades 30WY and 40WY respectively)
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A sensory journey with Elizabeth Arden White Tea Fragrances: Review

Elizabeth Arden White Tea Fragrances

Fragrances are like accessories. We wear different scents with different outfits to different occasions, don’t we? At least for me, I appreciate scents much more than I used to, and I find joy in pairing fragrances with my outfits.

Elizabeth Arden White Tea Fragrances

It’s a calm sunny afternoon as I write, which is perfect for the Elizabeth Arden White Tea fragrances. The White Tea fragrance has been a favourite among women of all ages, including myself. Just when we were getting comfortable with White Tea, it is now joined by 2 NEW variants – White Tea Wild Rose and White Tea Vanilla Orchid.

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Be runway ready with Dior Backstage Eye Palette – Amber Neutrals: Review, Swatches & Makeup Look

Dior Backstage Eye Palette Amber Neutrals

Eyeshadow is my weakness, undoubtedly. I can never walk out of my house without putting on colours on my eyelids. Ever since the launch of the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, I’ve been obsessed with amber/orange hues! My recent purchase from Sephora, the Dior Backstage Eye Palette – Amber Neutrals, got me hooked even more.

About the Dior Backstage Eye Palette – Amber Neutrals

Inspired by the energy from the backstage of runway shows, the Dior Backstage Eye Palette – Amber Neutrals is built to suit all skin tones. With 3 shimmer shades, 4 mattes, and 1 satin finish, the palette has a good range of textures for any makeup look you wish to create. There’s even an eye primer (first square) for a longer lasting wear!

Dior Backstage Eye Palette Amber Neutrals

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Europe’19 (Part 3): Got a mini beer belly in Prague, Czech Republic

10 things to do in Prague

It’s been two whole months since I visited Europe and I’m back with the last travel blog post on my Europe’19 series (see: travel post on Poland | see: travel post on Vienna, Austria). After packing my luggage to Poland and spending my birthday weekend in Vienna, I got a mini beer belly in Prague, Czech Republic!

Known as “the City of a Hundred Spires,” Prague is a historic core with its Old Town Square, colourful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and more.

Want to stay in Singapore instead and be a tourist in the city? Why not spend a weekend on an island getaway?

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