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Chamomile Scrub Recipe with Rose, Himalayan Pink Salt and more!

 

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Himalayan salt has been one of my current favourite ingredients, especially for making scrubs. Not only does it have all 84 natural minerals found in Mother Earth (it’s got a long history of being around for 250 million years), it’s also got a lovely pink colour. When I made this scrub and used it on my legs, I found it promoted healing of the wounds at the back of my heels.

 

Today’s scrub is best used when you need to relax, as it features rose and chamomile. Here are some of the things you’ll need:

 

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  1. measuring cups
  2. jar to keep your scrub in
  3. 1 cup Himalayan pink salt
  4. 1 tbsp crushed rose petals
  5. 7 tbsp organic coconut oil (Get yours on Amazon with international shipping HERE.)
  6. 1 tbsp 100% natural argan oil (Get yours on Amazon HERE.)
  7. 7 drops 100% pure chamomile oil (essential oil)
  8. 1 tablespoon honey (secret ingredient)

 

I prefer using organic and natural ingredients in my scrubs. You’ll find that they actually aren’t that expensive, especially when you consider the fact that your skin comes into direct contact with these ingredients and is going to absorb everything that it touches. The most expensive ingredient I used here is the Seven Wonders Moroccan Argan Oil, which I’m willing to splurge on, as it also contains vitamin E. The best thing about making your own scrub is that you know exactly what you’re putting into that jar so you can say with confidence that there aren’t any undesirable chemicals in it!

 

Now that you’ve got all the stuff that you need, here’s how to make this awesome scrub:

 


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Workplace Essentials Vol. 002

Previously, in the first installment of this new series on the blog, I picked out some pieces from The Style Store and put them together, showcasing them as a potential part of your perfect office outfit. Today, I’m going to be sharing about my current obsession: skirts!

 


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I love skirts. They’re feminine; come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and prints; and the men don’t get it. That makes it feel like they’re exclusive! Some women out there aren’t the skirt type of girl and that’s perfectly OK. Not everyone’s a shorts type of person, or a tank top kind of person either. But me? I cannot survive without them.

 

Of course it’s definitely more convenient to be in pants because you can take bigger strides or run after the bus, but skirts add this certain ladylike feel to your entire look. Pair them with heels, no matter how high (or not), and nobody would ask you to help lift that box.

 

Today I’m going to show you some common styles that suit the workplace. Most of them are from Zalora, where you can actually get many things at an affordable price (and reliable shipping). Do check out their online fashion magazine in Singapore too, where you can get some ideas about what to match your skirts with.

 

The Classic Pencil Skirt

 


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Pencil skirts are a great way to add formality to your look. They go well with blazers and any tops you might have for the office, even frilly ones. Pencil skirts tell others you mean business. They show others that you’re confident enough to be wearing them despite knowing how challenging they can be, especially since they do restrict some form of motion. For those of you who work hard to remain in shape, pencil skirts also let others know (and remind yourself) that you’ve got your life in order – even if you really are in fact having a little break down. The best time to wear them are when you have to make a presentation to a group of people, though really, I wear them almost every day.

 
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Rosebullet X Laced Ivory: A FW 2014 Collaboration

 

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Cardigan, Denim Skirt, Shoes, Bag: Rosebullet

Photographers: Michelle Kuek (@greenteafields) and Carriesim of Coffee Table People

 

Say hello to my first fashion collaboration! A friend of mine, Camy, posted in a Facebook group to ask if any fashion bloggers wanted to collaborate, and I seized the chance. After all, fashion and style are all about having fun, getting to know people and letting your creative juices flow. So I jumped on the bandwagon.

 
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Link Love: Life as a Blogger

 

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Many people assume that being a blogger is easy and pretty fun. Well, the first part isn’t all that true, especially since most bloggers do this as a sideline, and have full-time jobs like I do. The second part about blogging being fun, well, let’s just say that if we didn’t have the passion for it, we wouldn’t be doing it!

 

Today I’m featuring a few of my latest finds on the web. I love being a part of the blogging community, because I feel that somehow, bloggers do add some value to people’s lives! These 5 today have given me ideas on how I can make my own life more fun, and I hope they’ll inspire you too!

 
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Coffee Scrub Recipe

 

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If only all weekends were that good! With work left far away in the office, time to spare with loved ones comes a-knocking. And when your loved ones need some time to themselves, what is one to do? Well, here’s one thing you can try at home: make your own coffee body scrub!

 

I found this recipe and decided to give it a go, especially since all the ingredients are natural, very affordable and so easy to find. To round it up for you, I used:

  • 1 cup raw sugar (a mix of white and brown)
  • 1 cup ground coffee
  • 4 tbsp 100% extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 tbsp 100% natural coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp sea salt

 

This would give you four 5oz. (150ml) bottles of scrub, each about 3/4 filled (as shown in the picture above). I added a little more coconut oil than what the original recipe gave, because I wanted the scrub to be a little more moisturising. All the ingredients were specially sourced by me, especially the olive oil and coconut oil. Be careful though, of adding too much oil – you don’t want your scrub to end up being overly greasy.

 
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Workplace Essentials Vol. 001

I’ve always kind of wanted a home office. Or an office of my own where I call the shots. But the more I think about it, the more I can’t help but feel there’s a chance I might actually end up being depressed most of the time if it were true. I mean, not being able to hang out with people I like, my friends at work or just to meet new people with interesting personalities? That must be a hell lot of boring.

 

If you’re like me and you have a job, chances are you also have a workplace. These are my picks for the blog’s new series: Workplace Essentials! Everything featured in this series is stocked up in The Style Store so you can browse the entire catalogue to your heart’s content too. Of course, if you haven’t learnt by now, if you subscribe to the blog, you’ll get your free copy of my ebook on workplace styling.

 


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My favourite is the pair of Kate Spade Pave Stud Earrings. That green and that bling! What a great way to get people’s attention – and in a good way too!

 

What about you? What’s your favourite item in this list?

 

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Top 10 Tips on Picking the Right Pair of Heels

 

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Have you ever taken those type of quizzes that let you find out what type of heels you should wear, based on your personality? Those are fun, no doubt, but they aren’t what you should base your decision to buy on. If you don’t normally wear heels, then good for you – your feet must love you to death! For the rest of us who can’t do without them, here are some of my tips on picking the right pair of heels, so you don’t regret your decision to swipe that card.

 
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Link Love: Hosting the Perfect Cosy Get-Together

 


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For the past 5 years or so, ever since I’ve lived abroad and then came home to live with my parents again, I’ve been wishing for my own place. Just a nice, little abode that I can call a place of my own, where I can have moments of silence just to read, or a cosy point for friends to get together and enjoy one another’s company.

 

While it’s going to take me a while to get there, here’re some tips for those of you lucky ones who have reached that stage of life, where you can host small, intimate parties for your loved ones.

 

1. If you’ve bought a new pair of shoes to go with your outfit, Jillian from Coffee, Light and Sweet tells us how to break into them without any pain.

2. The people at Pinkous let us in on the code to hair colour! Bookmark this page and bring it to your stylist at your next dye appointment.

3. Keira at A Pretty Penny lets us in on 10 beauty cheats that every girl should know, perfect for that last minute fix!

4. This may be an older post, but the tip is still highly relevant. Sasha from So Sasha tells us how to turn your preloved, used up candle into a brush holder. What a great way to recycle and decorate your dresser or powder room!

5. Finally, Nicole at Vanilla Extract teaches us how to keep our wines chilled but not diluted.

 

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3 Ways to Wear Prints

 

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Believe it or not, everyone can wear prints, even you! Yes, you! Maybe you’re not so keen on bright, bold colour blocking. Or maybe you just prefer sticking to something more understated, something that can take you from day to night, from weekday to weekend. But prints show off your attitude, girl! Here are three ways to wear prints, whether you’re the sassy babe, or the more casual, low-down type.

 


 3 Ways to Wear Prints

Dress | Romwe

Hat | Romwe

Bag | Romwe

Earrings | Style by Stories

Lipstick | Lipstick Queen

Heels | River Island


 

If you like bold colours, why not go all out and accessorise with a vintage bowknot hat? Any jewellery you wear should not take the attention away from the dress, so pearl earrings can do the trick! Show off those gams you’ve got with power heels (sandals are a great chance to let the world lay its eyes upon your magnificent pedicure). A small body bag fits just about enough to bring you around town, and a pink lippie adds that final touch of colour to your complexion so you aren’t overpowered by all the jazz!

 
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