SAND & SKY

May 17, 2018

I'm always excited to try any cult beauty product because it has to be THAT popular for a good reason, right?

Sand & Sky's Australian Pink Clay Mask is one of such said products and it's proven in how people react to it : When I first posted an unboxing of it on my IG stories, I received SO many DMs asking me to do a review and telling me they really need to know if it's good... 

So here we go!

First impressions - I really liked the packaging of both products, it's not only cute, but hygienic (double sealed with foil). Plus the thoughtful mini brush it comes with has the softest bristles.


I waited to try the Porefining Face Mask a day after using the Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment because you should always make sure your skin is clean before using a mask and exfoliating your face is the cleanest way PLUS their website said to use both products on different days.


This face scrub that has launched a 11,000-person waitlist is made with macadamia seed to physically slough off dead skin, pink clay to de-gunk pores, and Australian finger lime to give your skin a glow.


Instructions for this product on their site says : "Use 1-3 times per week. Gently massage onto the skin and let sit for 5 minutes while you shave your legs or scroll through Instagram. Rinse."

I literally did that... Left it on and scrolled through Instagram for 5 minutes. 

I was so surprised to see that my skin was significantly more glowy when I washed it off and I thought to myself "Why do I even need to use the mask after using this...?"


I still did, though, and I'd say that the mask is definitely different though it also gives you cleaner and brighter skin.


Instructions for the clay mask : Use the applicator brush provided to apply to freshly cleansed skin. Let it sit for 10 minutes until it is dry. Wash off with warm water or a wet towel and pat dry. Use up to 2 times per week if you have sensitive or dry skin, and 2-3 times weekly if you have oily to combination skin.


I have oily to combination skin so I used this 3 times in a week and I don't think I'd wanna live without this product now. Clay does amazing things for your skin when it comes to cleaning and I've used many clay products that have done its job and more but so far, none have both cleansing AND brightening properties like Sand & Sky.

Another tip : You can also use the clay mask as a spot treatment by dabbing a little bit on the spot and leaving overnight! 

The result of incorporating these products to my beauty regime (that I always keep trying to improve) is definitely CLEANER and BRIGHTER skin and I'm really happy that I got to try them and fall in love with them so I can share with you guys about it... 
We can all have prettier, happier skin together ;)



Click HERE to shop!

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Kevin Murphy : HYDRATE-ME

May 8, 2018

I've bleached my hair more than ten times in the past few years so its safe to say that my hair is VERY damaged and this definitely shows in how easily it breaks :( 

Because of how brittle and dry my hair is, I always have to use hair masks in place of conditioners. 

So I was pretty excited to try out these KEVIN.MURPHY HYDRATE-ME.WASH and KEVIN.MURPHY HYDRATE-ME.RINSE because reviews on this online are really good but I didn't believe that a regular conditioner would be able to tame my hair.


The scent of the shampoo (wash) is sweet and sour, kind of like a lemon tart. It lathers mildly and is thicker than usual shampoos but I only shampoo-ed once and my scalp already felt clean!


The key ingredients in both the Wash + Rinse is shea butter and evening-primrose oil (conditioning); kakadu plum (antioxidant) and I definitely felt it nourish my crazy, thirsty hair much more than my usual shampoos!

Putting the Hydrate-Me Rinse to the test was the real test for me, because a shampoo can only do so much for bleached hair (those with bleached hair will understand this feeling!) so a good conditioner/hair mask is the most important factor for my daily shower routine...



It has the same properties as the shampoo but the texture of this 'Rinse' conditioner is S U P E R thick and so it took a bit more time and effort to spread it evenly through the hair while trying not to let it touch my scalp (should be a usual practice, don't let your conditioner/hair mask anywhere near your scalp!) but I'd have to say it was totally worth it.

My hair felt instantly more tame, and also felt shinier and softer. 
I swear I didn't have to use as much of my hair serum after...



Suitable for those who live in dry climate or has naturally dry hair, get your KEVIN.MURPHY HYDRATE-ME.WASH and KEVIN.MURPHY HYDRATE-ME.RINSE sample on 


About KEVIN.MURPHY


"KEVIN.MURPHY is a fashion focused range of salon only, professional, hair care products created by Kevin to meet his needs as an editorial hairstylist. 

Unsatisfied with the performance of mainstream hair products, Kevin recognized the need for weightless products that provided performance, strength and longevity to support today's ever changing looks. 

Born from the same philosophy as skin care and inspired by nature's best, the KEVIN.MURPHY range of shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling aids, is an indulgence of runway looks and natural aromatherapy catered for every hair type. 

The products are made from renewable and sustainable resources whenever possible, using pure essential oils, plant extracts and natural antioxidants. All KEVIN.MURPHY hair products are sulphate and paraben free."

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G R A N A

April 10, 2018

Growing older's made me realize that a girl's gotta have a good set of basics in her wardrobe.. So invest in a few good pieces with good materials and a cut that'll last you a long time.

Grana focuses on offering luxury quality clothing at affordable prices - this is their primary message as they strongly believe that quality should be accessible to everyone!

My picks?

A silky soft black dress with the perfect cut that can be worn many ways.. on its own, with a t-shirt under, for a date or to a meeting. It's also available in navy and a lighter blue.




And this cute and comfy camisole top made of 100% organic French Linen Jersey, also available in a pink and a black.

I like that it looks good casual with slides and matching shorts like this, but it can also be worn under a jacket and jeans to take you to another setting. 




Don't miss out on their pop up store happening right now in Singapore :

They are having a 50% off sample sale for in-store items only from April 14th to April 18th. 

See you at 59 Eng Hoon Street, #01-65 at Tiong Bahru neighbourhood!

View their pieces on site at 

Or on Instagram HERE

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B r e a k F r e e

April 3, 2018

It's been so long since I last wrote anything here but it is a special time right now...

I always wonder if there's something wrong with me because I keep so much inside and I almost have no desire to tell anyone my problems, but then again I'd like to believe it's because I am strong, so I'd prefer not to make anyone worry and simply drown myself in work and plans.

Sometimes you can fix it, sometimes you can't, and I guess the best way to get through the hard times is to grit your teeth and pretend everything is amazing then it'd eventually be.

Big plans in my little heart : May my mind get strong and get me there.

If you're reading this and feeling me, at least we're not alone, huh? :)

Halloween Looks : Storm or Comic Girl?

October 7, 2017

Here's a full list of products readily available for you to create the same look ~


Regarding how : Do what I did and get inspiration on techniques from the many YouTube tutorials there are on these looks!

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STORM

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Full list : 

Base : Fenty Beauty Pro Filter Instant Retouch Primer
+ Longwear Foundation in Shade 300
Concealer : Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer in Fair as base for brows and highlights + NYX Cosmetics HD Concealer in 06 for everything else
Brows : It Cosmetics Build-A-Brow in Dark Brown + Benefit Cosmetics High Brow
Eyes : Zoeva Cosmetics Nude Spectrum eyeshadow palette in ND070 + NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in 603 Pots and Pants + Epic Ink Eyeliner in Noir/Black
Lashes : Huda Beauty in Lana #10 
Blush : Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion 
Contour : Benefit Cosmetics Hoola
Highlights and Lips : Fenty Beauty Match Stix in Confetti
Hair : Haircara
Contact Lens : DazzleMeLens in Halloween White

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(SAD) COMIC GIRL 

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Full list :

Base : Fenty Beauty Pro Filter Instant Retouch Primer
+ Longwear Foundation in Shade 190
Dots : Slide On Eye Pencil in SL04 Pure White
Tears : NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in 622A Electric Blue
Concealer : Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer in Fair as base for brows and highlights + NYX Cosmetics HD Concealer in 06 for everything else
Brows : NYX Cosmetics Epic Ink Eyeliner in Noir/Black 
Eyes : Zoeva Cosmetics Nude Spectrum eyeshadow palette in ND120 + NYX Cosmetics Vivid Brights in Light Show + Yellow eyeshadow in Beauty School Dropout Palette + Epic Ink Eyeliner in Noir/Black + Slide On Eye Pencil in SL04 Pure White
Lashes : ByCaxs in Rita
Blush + Contour + Highlights : Urban Decay Basquiat Blush Palette in X-rated and Jawbone
Lips : NYX Cosmetics Cream Lipstick in Pink Lust/Passion Rose
Hair : Haircara
Contact Lens : DazzleMeLens in Secret Grey

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Happy Halloween!

x Montigo Resorts x

October 2, 2017

So I took my first ever trip to Batam with the girls to experience Montigo Resorts ~

Here, you can experience what I feel is the the perfect weekend getaway - The best part is that it's only a 40 minute ferry ride away! I even have some inside infor that they'll be having their own ferry by the end of the year, so it'll be more comfortable and convenient as well.



Montigo Resorts has 98 villas and sizes to accommodate all kinds of travel : From a 5-bedroom villa for a big family (Kardashian style lol) to a 1-bedroom villa for a couple's retreat, there's something for everyone. 

This time, I went on a 'Hen's Trip' with a group of my girlfriends and we had a beautiful 2-bedroom villa with the sea view!


I recommend taking an early ferry to Nongsa so you have the time from then till check in to visit a shopping mall like Nagoya Hill to shop around a little bit and get groceries... Or get an insane 3 hour pampering package like we did at a salon. You probably won't want to leave the resort after you actually get to your room!


By the time we got back to our room, it was sunset and we literally just hung out by our pool to take it in for about an hour... Beautiful ~



This is the view you can expect from TIIGO Beach Club, located within the resort, and we enjoyed the rest of the sunset plus a couple of drinks before dinner....


.... That was a crazy BBQ buffet. 
I recommend the lamb and grilled prawns, they were my favourites...

... apart from the sambal chilli, of course, that was REALLY delicious and went with everything on my plate. 

I don't know about you guys but I kinda love corn that's 'chaotah' and it's so good with some butter and salt!




Also enjoy water sports like jet skiing, which we did, or you can also pick from the following :
 wake boarding, water skiing, knee boarding, kayaking, snorkelling or banana boat rides. Certified instructors are at hand, should you need them.

It's pretty much Insta haven here, with room views like this







No weekend getaway at a resort is complete without a spa experience so do make that call for a buggy here because all of us had a treatment done and agreed that it's one of the best ones we've tried so far ~


To be honest, the thing we wanted to do most was to just enjoy our private pool and have a couple of beers while playing daidee.. And I'm so glad we did. That's what a holiday's all about : R&R&r&R&R&R&R&R&R&R... you get the drift.



Dinner the next night was at Pantai that's also within the resort.
Here they serve the freshest seafood and this charming little place had one of the best black pepper crabs I've tried : If you follow me on Instagram and viewed my stories while I was there, you'd know I broke a nail eating most of the crab coz my girlfriends were full from the previous 2863284637 courses, and it was soooo worth it! 




A good night's sleep after that indulgent dinner wrapped up our trip and we were headed home the next day, happy ~

All the staff here were so friendly, helpful and attentive to every little need... I think I need more than one hand to count the number of times someone came over to give us insect repellent.
They even have people you can 'book' to play tennis with you so if you're on your own for a trip but suddenly want to play tennis, you can!

We really appreciated this level of attention to detail and it made the trip so much more memorable. 

Can't wait to be back, and experience it with both family and a lover :p

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