Fresh whiff of Spring with Yves Rocher Garden Party & Eau Fraiche Rose: Review

Yves Rocher Garden Party & Eau Fraiche Rose

When it comes to fragrances, Yves Rocher may not be the first brand that springs to our minds. However, did you know that the brand carries a wide range of perfumes made with botanical ingredients? I am current addicted to the Yves Rocher Garden Party & Eau Fraiche Rose fragrances – they smell SOOOOO good!

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Since we’ve just welcomed springtime not too long ago, these 2 fragrances are perfect for the season. Think clear blue skies, lush greenery full of delicate blooms. These perfumes make me feel immersed in the freshness of Spring, much like the Elizabeth Arden White Tea ones.

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4 Singapore Skincare brands you should know of

4 Singapore Skincare brands you should know of

Estée Lauder, L’Oréal and Luxasia carry international beauty brands that we are all familiar with. These beauty giants may house some of the best skincare brands, but sometimes, it takes a local to truly know what our skin need. With Singapore being in a tropical climate, it is hot and humid all year round. Local skincare experts show us how to take care of our skin in this highly unpredictable weather.

I’ve rounded up 4 local skincare brands that every Singaporean girl should check out:

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Quench your skin’s thirst with Drunk Elephant F-Balm™ Electrolyte Waterfacial: Review

Drunk Elephant F-Balm™ Electrolyte Waterfacial

Hydrate and moisturise – what’s the difference? Well, the Drunk Elephant F-Balm™ Electrolyte Waterfacial shows you what it means to do both! I’ve been using the F-Balm™ ever since I laid my hands on it, for about 2 weeks now. Being in air-conditioned environments most of the time dries out my skin big time. Ever since I’ve started using the F-Balm™, I find that my skin feels less dry and looks much healthier too!

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About Drunk Elephant

If you’re new to the brand, Drunk Elephant (DE) is a “Clean Compatible” skincare brand founded by Tiffany Masterson while combating her skin issues. The products are made in the U.S. and do not contain the “Suspicious 6” (Essential Oils, Drying Alcohols, Silicones, Chemical Sunscreens, Fragrances/Dyes, SLS). DE’s focus is about biocompatibility, pH levels, safety, continuously making sure that active ingredients are at efficacious levels. The skincare line also seeks to remain respectful and always supportive of our skin’s acid mantle.

Fun fact! Drunk Elephant derived its name from a myth that says elephants get drunk when they eat the fruit that has fallen from Marula trees!

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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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