Happy in My Skin

 

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Life’s a beach – if you make it out to be.

 

Back when I was a kid, I thought scars were something cool. To me, they were something I could show off to others to show how brave I had been, or how unafraid I was at specific moments in my life. But fast forward 20 years or so and things are now a little different.

 
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Feature: The Anna Sui Spring Summer 2014 Beauty Collection

 

Anna Sui SS 2014 Makeup Feature: The Anna Sui Spring Summer 2014 Beauty Collection

 

The one thing that sets Anna Sui apart from other luxury brands/designers that incorporates makeup and fashion is that the packaging of the beauty products is coherent with the overall Anna Sui style. As to what this style is, take a look at my favourite pieces from her latest SS 2014 collection:

 

Anna Sui 2014 Combined Feature: The Anna Sui Spring Summer 2014 Beauty Collection

See the entire collection here.

 

A whimsical fantasy where fairies flit ephemerally amongst us and live in their own immortal Garden of Eden. Yup, that’s exactly what Anna Sui reminds me of, regardless of which collection is being launched.

 

But what about the makeup? I’d say it’s equally as enchanting, and each product seems to have a tale of its own to tell.

 
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20 Best Bucket Bags of the Moment

Hello from Sydney! Today I’m sharing with you some beautiful bucket bags I’ve found online. Some are pretty affordable, some are on sale (grab them if you still can!), some are just plain gorgeous. My favourite of the lot is the Mansur Gavriel one you see below – he makes really soft saffiano leather bags, and I am still deciding between black and pink; and between a backpack and bucket bag. It’s definitely the next bag I’m getting!

 

What do you think?

 


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For more bags, check out what I’ve got in store at The Style Store!

 

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Link Love: Let’s Go Back in Time

 

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Today I’m feeling a little pensive but am also very grateful for the break I have from work. What is life, after all, if we can’t take some time out to pause and actually live it? This month’s Link Love blog entry is about the things I currently love doing, or wish I had more time for; Capturing moments that last forever, creating memories that live in our hearts.

 

1. Sara from The Single Diaries lets us in on the season’s top picks for flower arrangement in your home or office.

2. Jacey from Damsel in Dior takes us back in time when her grandparents wrote love letters to each other during the war.

3. James from Kayture reveals the best camera lens for fashion photography.

4. Jen from The House of Wood teaches us how to make cards and prints using gold foil. It’s time for some art and craft!

5. Seventeen magazine beauty assistant Jillian shows us what’s inside her makeup bag on The Glitter Guide.

 
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Giveaway: Laced Ivory X MatchMove Wallet

 


 Giveaway: Laced Ivory X MatchMove Wallet

 

Attention, si vous aimez faire du shopping – en ligne! I’m a definite shopaholic at heart, mind and soul. But I also hate crowds, the humidity in Singapore and forgetting to bring my credit card out when I need it to pay for purchases. That’s why I stick to online shopping most of the time – no, wait – actually I kind of do all my shopping online, now that I think of it.

 

But what if you don’t have a credit card (maybe you’re too young to have one, or you need to get a supplementary card from your parents), or don’t want another one to fatten up your wallet further, but you’d still like to bag that online-exclusive discount? I have just the thing you need – MatchMove Wallet!

 

I’m really excited to present MatchMove Wallet to you today because it makes shopping such an incredible experience and comes with a whole bunch of benefits that normal credit cards don’t. First of all, let me introduce to you what MatchMove Wallet is all about.

 

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Shopping is such a delight, especially when you can do it at your own time, place and comfort, and with an ease of mind.


 
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Review: The Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micelle Solution

 

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Washing up made easy.

 

What do Kylie Minogue and Gwyneth Paltrow have in common besides being famous blondes? They have both professed their love for the Bioderma Sensibio H2O, and they’re not the only ones.

 

Hands up if you’re one of us who do the double cleanse method every night without fail. I don’t think I can ever rely purely on makeup removers to keep my skin clean of dirt and makeup. But I tried the Bioderma Sensibio H2O and I think I might have been swayed.

 

The great thing about this product is that it’s made up of micelles, which work very well in removing oil-based impurities (such as dirt, sebum and makeup), while at the same time staying gentle and friendly to the skin.

 
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NEW: Guerlain Super Aqua-Crème

 


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The one big reason I love travelling overseas is the vast amount of blue I get to see when I’m somewhere far from home. The vast, cloudless sky and the calm endless ocean. This concept of space, of freedom. It’s when the rains end and the clouds they came from part ways. All that blue, so much of it and yet so rare.

 

Why not bring some of it home?

 

Fans of Guerlain‘s skincare range surely have heard of the brand’s Aquacomplex in the iconic Super Aqua-Serum. It’s a unique combination of plant and biotechnological ingredients that has proven to moisturise skin, and which Guerlain has now incorporated into three new skincare products under the Super Aqua-Crème range!

 

The range consists of three products, the Day Gel, Day Cream and Night Balm.

 

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The iconic Guerlain Super Aqua-Serum.

 

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The Guerlain Super Aqua-Crème Day Cream and Night Balm.

 

The difference between the Day Cream and the Day Gel is that the former is meant for dry to normal skin, whereas the latter is meant for normal and combination skin. Both serve to protect the skin against aggressors such as pollutants and stress. The Night Balm, which contains antioxidants, serves to restore the skin while you snooze away.

 

Oh but wait. That’s not all. Check out the brand’s new BB Cream!

 
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Giveaway: The Benefit Cosmetics Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit

 

Benefit giveaway Giveaway: The Benefit Cosmetics Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit

 

Tra la la, it’s time for a giveaway again! I’m really excited for my upcoming trip to Australia, and thought I’d like to share the joy. It’s not everyday that one gets to do a two-week trip to somewhere exotic, and with wildlife to boot. Today, I’m sending one lucky reader a Benefit Cosmetics Sugarlicious Lip & Cheek Kit! Just follow the instructions in the widget below and don’t forget to read the terms and conditions (all accounts that have been set up only for giveaway purposes will be disqualified). The giveaway ends 1st June 2014, 11:59pm (Singapore time). Good luck!

 


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Shopbop Sale – 30% Off

 

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As your personal stylist and shopper, of course I was scavenging online for great deals on quality buys. I chanced upon the Shopbop sale of the moment, where items originally on sale are now even more affordable! Prices are currently marked down further, meaning some things are now 30% less than their original prices!

 

I’ve shopped on Shopbop before – where I made my first-ever Michael Kors purchase – and was extremely satisfied with how fast the item arrived and how meticulously it was packed. I recommend it to everyone who are willing to splurge on some higher-end products but don’t want to pay the full retail price. Especially for those of you who reside outside of the US, shopping on Shopbop is actually much cheaper than compared to local stores: You get free international shipping when your order reaches US$100 (which is pretty easy to hit) and you don’t need to pay GST if your purchase amounts to less than S$400. Needless to say, the items on Shopbop are all authentic, as testified by many global fashion bloggers who also spend on the website.

 

So without further ado, here are my picks for you. Happy shopping!

 

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Rebecca Minkoff Harley Bucket Bag, $276 (20% off)

 

Kate Spade Heart Bag Shopbop Sale   30% Off

Kate Spade New York Bellini Over The Shoulder Bag, $173.60 (30% off)

 

KAte Spade bag Shopbop Sale   30% Off

Kate Spade New York Clara Cross Body Bag, $208.60 (30% off)

 

Blue top Shopbop Sale   30% Off

Opening Ceremony Crackle Jacquard Handkerchief Top, $178.50 (30% off)

 

Leather Jacket Shopbop Sale   30% Off

BB Dakota Destin Leather Jacket, $200.20 (30% off)

 

Partyskirt Shopbop Sale   30% Off

PARTYSKIRTS Alana’s Party Skirt, $136.50 (30% off)

 

Jeans Shopbop Sale   30% Off

BLK DNM Low Rise Skinny Jeans, $150.50 (30% off)

 
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World’s First Drinkable Sunscreen – Why I’m Not Rushing for It

 

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You’d want to use sunscreen on the beach, but not one that’s “drinkable.”

 

The company: Osmosis Skincare. The product: Harmonised H20. The claim: Once ingested, molecules from the product will vibrate on the skin to cancel out 97% of harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun. My response: Nice try.

 

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Drinkable sunscreen? Think again.

 

It’s not often that I get so riled up about a beauty product but this one really takes the cake. I first saw this on the Daily Mail, and then again on Telegraph. Below are the reasons I call bluff on this load of crap.

 

Alarm bells should start ringing the moment you know that the product comes in two varieties – “tanning” and “non-tanning,” the former allowing the user to achieve a tan while being protected from the sun’s rays. OK, listen here. First up, you need to know why the skin tans to begin with. When our skin gets into contact with UV rays, it starts to produce melanin as a way of defending itself. It’s this melanin that gives the skin a darker colour. Therefore, if you don’t get exposed to UV rays, your skin does not form melanin, and you do not tan. So if there’s a product that allows you to do just that – get a tan without getting into contact with UV rays – it’s a fake lotion/spray/makeup tanner, or an oral drug that induces a tan.

 
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