Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Current Beauty Favorites

current beauty favorites

I really like make-up and beauty products. I'm not a complete junkie although there might have been a time in my life where I would hoard and buy products just because I liked the packaging or because I heard exciting reviews on them from friends - even if I didn't need them. Lately though I've noticed that the past few months I've been going back to the same products in my arsenal over and over again and I've realized that I should just stick to those products that I really like and can't stop wearing. I don't think I buy make-up often enough to make this a monthly thing but I will write posts like these from time to time.

Bioderma Micellaire Water

current beauty favorites Bioderma Micellaire Water

I've heard the wonders of Micellaire water for the longest time but I've never actually tried it till very late last year. Now I absolutely love it! I feel like it takes out all the dirt on my face and it doesn't make me break out so it's perfect.

L'oreal Base Magique. 

current beauty favorites l'oreal base magique primer

I actually bought this not because I researched on it or even heard great reviews. I really, really needed to buy a face primer because I was out of town and was planning on wearing full on make-up for some night outs and a wedding I was invited to. This was the only face primer I saw that day that I liked. It turned out to be a very good product! It glides on smoothly and doesn't make your skin feel oily.

La Roche Posay Anti Helios 60 Ultralight Sunscreen Fluid

current beauty favorites La Roche Posay Sunblock

This is probably my most favorite sunscreen ever. Like seriously. I have really oily skin and this one glides on the face with a really matte finish and it does not make me break out. I've actually written a whole review on this in another blog post. Check it out HERE.

Ciate Nailpolish

current beauty favorites lilac color mini ciate nailpolish (2)

current beauty favorites lilac color mini ciate nailpolish (1)

One of my friends gave me this as a gift and I really love it! I apply my manicure on myself and I find that this one is so easy to apply and I really like the purple color. The bad thing about it, is that it is so expensive to get here in my country.

Marc Anthony Repairing Macadamia Oil Treatment

current beauty favorites marc anthony maccaamia oil for hair

This Oil Serum from Marc Anothony is also seriously one of my favorite products ever. My hair feels so soft and shiny after application and it smells so, SO good! I usually apply it after I've dried my hair. 

Maybelline Colour Tattoo

This Metallic Eyeshadow cream from Maybelline is one of those products you need when you're in a super rush to do your make-up and still want to look good. I sometimes just slap this on my lids, put some liner and mascara on and it already looks great. It's also great to put on the top of your lids for an extra touch of sparkle. I really love these and they are so inexpensive too.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Grilled Cheese Diaries : Celery and Cheese

I can't believe that it took trying a really delicious Celery Cream and Cheese pasta at an Italian restaurant in Singapore to make me realize that Celery and Cheese actually taste amazing together. It's like only just realizing how these two such common ingredients are so meant to be together. And I can't believe it took me this long to try the combination on a Grilled Cheese Recipe.

Grilled Cheese Recipe Ideas Celery and Cheese

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Top Swimsuit Picks for the Summer


It's definitely summer here and the heat could not be more intense and humid. Everyday is a perfect day for the beach, and I wish I could do that instead of waiting for weekends. Nevertheless, I  can look (and shop!) for swimsuits any day of the week and I've found several really cute ones that I think are so perfect or the summer's planned beach outings. Check them all out after the jump!

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Grilled Cheese Diaries : Bacon, Manchego and Honey

Grilled Cheese Recipe Bacon Manchego and Honey

It's April 1 today guys! You know what that means! And nope, I don't mean April Fools! I mean that it's the start of National Grilled Cheese Month! What better way to start it than with a delicious combination of Manchego, bacon and honey? Read on to find out more!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Travel Tuesday : Bukhara, Uzbekistan

things to see and do in Bukhara Uzbekistan Miri Arab Madrasah
Miri Arab Madrasah

A few months ago I took a trip to Uzbekistan with my family. I know, I know, it took me sooo long to write about it here - forgive me for that but as the cliché saying goes, better late than never right? Anyway, Uzbekistan. This country is located in Central Asia - bordered by Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan ( lots of 'tan countries!). It was my first time to visit any country in Central Asia.  I will be doing my Uzbekistan posts in three parts. Since we visited three cities in all (Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand), I will be doing one city per post. Today's post will be all about Bukhara. P.S. This a really, really, reaaaallly long post with lots and loooots of photos! Click through after the jump if you're still interested! (I also have an article on this in our local newspaper, a very short version of what I'm going to put up here on the blog. It's up online if you want to check that out)

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Bookmarks of the Week : My Favorite Links on the Internet This Week

Happy Weekend to all you people out there! I stumbled upon a lot of great articles out there (I swear every moment of the day that I am on the internet I have at least 15 or more tabs open). Here are six of my favorite ones.

Best Links of the Week 100 years of style
Marie Claire

Friday, March 18, 2016

A Super Simple, Easy and Healthy Dessert that's Delicious : Berry Banana Yogurt Sorbet

Healthy dessert ideas Berry Banana yogurt sorbet

I've been drinking a lot of smoothies lately, usually one that has lots and lots of berries. Berries are soooo good and so healthy for you too! One day I decided to try blending yogurt in to a berry banana smoothie and I realized that it tasted like a really good ice cream / sorbet. I was thinking that it would be amazing if I froze it and ate for dessert. I wasn't wrong - it turned out to be so good an so refreshing! I added in some lemon juice to the mix and it made the whole thing taste even more wonderful! The taste really reminded me of a bubblegum ice Popsicle that I used to love as a kid. This version is so delicious and way more healthy too! It is so simple and easy to make as well. Check it out after the jump!