December 30, 2014


December 30, 2014
My birthday is about to end; before the clock strikes twelve, I'd like to thank you all for the birthday wishes, kind words and thoughtful presents! I am so grateful to be blessed with good luck and good vibes. I celebrated my birthday three nights in a row with champagne and sweet treats - had a romantic dinner with Le'En, partied all night with my best friends and had a little countdown with my parents. I couldn't ask for anything more! To love and be loved is the greatest gift of all. Xxx

December 25, 2014


December 25, 2014

All I want for Christmas is a mistletoe kiss, wishing stars and candy canes. Spreading the warmth of this merry season with holiday jingles and red poinsettias. Merry Kissmas!

December 22, 2014


December 22, 2014
It's almost the end of the year - Christmas is approaching, my Birthday is coming up, and New Year's will be after. And for this holiday season, my Birkin got a little dressy with matchy Hermès twillys! I had a really fun twime picking these silk squares. There were hundreds of colour combinations and pretty prints for me to choose from and it took me an hour to decide, but I think these Bolduc au Carre twillys complement my Etain very well! 

December 20, 2014


December 20, 2014
Today, I'm going to talk about - It's Skin Prestige Créme D' Escargot. I have been using this snail cream for a month now, and I have nothing but praises for it! It is now part of my every day skincare routine. 

The parity between collagen and elastin in the skin matrix of snails is almost equal to humans. But unlike humans, when snails break their shells or face environmental adversity, they biologically secrete a special slime to cover themselves. The slime is packed with anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, immune modulators, peptides, enzymes, and cell communicating ingredients. These are the key components in snail creams! 

I know it sounds icky to put snail slime on your skin, but let me share with you the benefits of snail cream:

  1. Boost the skin's ability to heal.
  2. Reduces the chances of inflammation and infections.
  3. Triggers the orderly repair of damaged cells and regeneration of healthy cells.
  4. Provides a surge of moisture and nutrition for the skin.
  5. Evens the skin tone and lightens scars.
  6. Softens and brightens the skin.
  7. Gives more elasticity to skin, preventing ageing and wrinkles. 
  8. Gradually whitens the skin.

There are countless of snail creams around, but I personally favour Prestige Créme D' Escargot by It's Skin. It is formulated with 12.600 mg concentrated snail slime, EGF, arbutine, adenosine, pine mushrooms and Grifola Frondosa extract; and all these ingredients are packed into a beautiful 60ml glass-like jewel. It makes a pretty piece to place on my dressing table. Haha!

I use this snail cream every day and night; after cleansing, toning and moisturising. I take one scoop (using the in-box spatula). Place it on the side of my hand. Dot it onto different parts of my face - forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. Spread the snail cream and dap it into my skin. I love it's creamy-gel texture and light, sweet scent; it's the perfect finale for my skin regimen!

I'm also happy to share that NO snails were hurt or killed in the process of making this luxurious snail cream. 

December 18, 2014


December 18, 2014

I love wearing flowers because they remind me of summer.
I love eating flowers because you are what you eat. 
I love making flower crowns because I love petals on my hair.

December 14, 2014


December 14, 2014

Every 14th a part of me flutters, and I keep my memories in the form of pressed flowers. It is my favourite day of each month, because Le'En gives me beautiful flowers on this very date. It is my little reminder of time; when I met him, flowers started to grow in the darkest parts of me. 

December 12, 2014


December 12, 2014

Splurged on 3 Concept Eyes (3CE) today, my favourite beauty paint! I'm a sucker for their bright, loud colours and sleek black boxes. As it's name suggests, 3CE revolves around three swatches - orange, beige, pink; and I love these vivid colours against my skin tone. Every time I step into a 3CE store, I develop an infatuation and I want to paint myself with everything! Yes, everything! From cheek colours, shadow liners, dewy complexion, neon nails, to just-bitten lips!  

December 10, 2014


December 10, 2014
Dropped by GLOMAX Aesthetic last week! It has been a while since my last facial, which you can read here; and my skin was is in need of some help! I somehow developed an extra heavy congestion of blackheads and whiteheads on my T-zone, and an allergy caused itty bitty oil seeds to form on the right side of my face. Boo!

The specialist recommended I try the  INTENSIVE ACNE MEDIC FACIAL . This IPL treatment is most suited for problem skin with congested pores and acne, as it targets the most inner layer of the skin. An all-in-one treatment that aims to clear, fight and prevent acne. Just a little warning, this treatment has both positive and negative outcomes!
PROS - The skin is immediately refined, with a clear and fresh glow after each session. It continuously gets healthier and clearer, because the internal congestion will be targeted resulting in a clean outer layer.
CONS - Brown spots and pigments will appear darker until the melanin that has been released breaks down. Dryness of skin can be seen a few days after the treatment. Not to worry, it'll be alright if you paint on an extra dose of moisturiser.
Here's a detailed procedure on the sixty minute session;

  • The specialist first cleansed and exfoliated my face thoroughly.
  • Then she used a bright, white light to examine the areas of congestion on my face.
  • The treatment then started with sonic cleansing, it gently lifted the impurities, oil and dirt off my skin. It felt like a a blunt knife was scraping of anything uneven on the surface of my face, it was rather painless but very effective. 
  • And then it was straight to extraction! I teared throughout the entire process, as I shared in my previous post, there is no steaming; so it hurt a little more. But I'm so happy the specialist managed to remove all the oil seeds, blackheads and whiteheads on my face! Though I think I could have passed off as Rudolf the red nose reindeer after the extraction. Just in time for Christmas! Haha!
  • After all the pain, the specialist healed my skin with a mild, high frequency antiseptic.
  • She then covered my eyes with a metal eye mask to shield my eyes from the light. 
  • And then she masked my face with an icy cold gel to prep my skin for the IPL treatment. The gel cools the skin and reduces the reflection of the IPL waves from the skin, making the treatment more efficient.
  • I heard some beeps, and then the acne IPL treatment started! The treatment felt like a warm iron on different parts of my face. The light pulses rebalances the sebum level, kills bacteria and controls the oil glands; it penetrates deep into the skin reaching the hypodermis.
  • Later on, the specialist wiped off the cooling gel and cleansed my face again.
  • And then it was time for a the final step, a mask. I did the charcoal mask again, the  carbon draws out deep-dwelling cloggers and tightens the pores.
  • The session ended with light cleansing, a little toning, heavy moisturising and a layer of UV protection.

My skin had an immediate healthy glow after the treatment. There were no congestions, no oil seeds; only red marks here and there, but I was pleased with the result! 

I am also happy to share that GLOMAX Aesthetics carries  RESERVE , a drinkable botanical blend of antioxidants. It has been my daily morning practice to drink a sachet every morning! It is a specially formulated gel with powerful ingredients that aid in boosting the immune system and repairing damage caused by free radicals. Resveratol is the main ingredient and it is supplemented by pomegranate, dark sweet cherry, acai, grapeseeds, aloe vera, green tea and blueberry. This combination of antioxidants repair tired cells, resist premature ageing, maintains metabolism and boosts energy; which is very important for me due to my busy schedule and unhealthy sleeping patterns. 

I honestly believe it helps keeps my skin young and my body healthy, I don't go a day without one! I've actually been having trouble finding Reserve in Singapore, and lucky for me I can now get it here at GLOMAX Aesthetics at $140 a box. It is a little pricey, but this drink really gives me a boost of antioxidants that my body and skin needs!

I also have a great deal for you readers who would like to try out the Intensive Acne Medic Facial! My skin has never felt or looked better, as you can see in the picture above, my naked face is so clear and clean.

Enjoy a full 60 minutes Intensive Acne Medic Facial for only $88 (UP $150) when you quote "CLEO" when making an appointment.

Please call 6225 5193 or visit 12 Eu Ton Sen Street, Soho 2 #06-168 Singapore 059819 and book now. Cheers to #NoFilterSkin!

December 02, 2014


December 02, 2014

Images from Google.
I have been obsessing over these "Mise En Dior" earrings ever since I saw them on the runway a few months back. I love how Dior made use of the timeless pearl and the understated pearl, an ingenious mix that work beautifully together and is pleasing to the ears. I think these asymmetric pearls look oh so chic when they are sported on only one side and mismatched; adds a little avant-garde! They make the perfect baubles for every occasion and every day; maybe it's cause I think pearls are always appropriate! 
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