Month: October 2016

October Monthly Favourites ft. Konjac Sponges, Bourjois + Carmex

The cold started to really settle in towards the end of this month, so I hope everyone has geared up, whether it’s their skincare, makeup or clothes, shoes and accessories šŸ™‚ Most of this month’s favourites are products that I use from time to time, but due to theĀ seasonal change, it has become more effective in my day-to-day routine. Using the perfect product under the right circumstances (i.e. skin type/problem, weather) is essential but not always easy to master! Here are my favourites for this month:Ā  Konjac Sponges Miaroma’s Sweet Almond Oil Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum FoundationĀ (in 52 Vanilla) Nyx Tame & Frame Brow PomadeĀ (in 04 Espresso) LUSH Mint Julips Lip Scrub Carmex Cherry Tube Exfoliating doesn’tĀ feel like a chore with this tool:Ā Back in June, I bought two konjac sponges from TK Maxx at Ā£4.99 each. Prior to that, I knew about the existence of konjac sponges but had not fully researched it until I saw it in-store. Only recently had I begun to use one for body exfoliating, …

#PFW S/S17 Welcome to the Revolution! | Favourites 2

Known as the ‘City of Love’. Love for so many things that do not exclude Fashion. Love for the Arts, the People, the Culture. This is Paris! Sacai This is one of the newer brands in my vocabulary that I’m getting to know more and more about šŸ™‚ and this season may have been their strongest collection to date! To give you a little insight, the brand is founded by Chitose Abe who previously worked as a pattern cutter under Rei KawakuboĀ at Comme Des GarƧons and later, as a design member at Junya Watanabe. From there on, you can expect super creativity but it doesn’t stop there. No. It never stops. The dreams keep rolling. The aesthetic of Sacai is fresh, exciting and ever-evolving that moving from New York to Paris to show, cementsĀ its worth. You can expect the mixing of different fabrics from Sacai – quite like collage, executed with such finesse that the idea of collage was a second thought. The clothes though! It’s worth seeing any video footage you can find, as …

#PFW S/S17 Creative Souls | Favourites 1

Known as the ‘City of Love’. Love for so many things that do not exclude Fashion. Love for the Arts, the People, the Culture. This is Paris! When it comes to Paris, the focus is inevitably on the famous Fashion Houses. But what remains always challenging and evolving is the stories and legacy that they continue to build upon. This is about how the present is effected by the past to ensure the future for these Fashion Houses. As you may know from some of my previous posts, some big brands have gone down a 180 degree route after the appointment of its newest creative director. In this post though, we’re not talking about any 180 degree flip although can’t say it’s remained at 0 degrees either! Balmain The appointment of Olivier Rousteing has had an enormous effect on Balmain. The other good news? He’s not going anywhere just yet. Not when he shows a collection like this! (If one day, he decides to, I’m sure that he will also show a stunning collection by …

#PFW Recap ‘…even the biggest balloon eventually bursts’ | Controversial

Known as the ‘City of Love’. Love for so many things that do not exclude Fashion. Love for the Arts, the People, the Culture. This is Paris! I’m going to start out softly with this post which will otherwise be critical (I don’t want to say negative). But given the many favourites I have already mentioned in other fashion weeks, where designers have been on a high, it’s necessary to show the lows too. Then you can decide for yourself what it means to reach potential…or not. Rick Owens I like to think of Rick Owens as a conceptual artist and not just a fashion designer, because his collections are directly that – conceptual. But this season’s collection fell a Ā bit short for me. Rick Owens to me, pursues a type of darkness that is not so often seen and a rare beauty it is. The problem I have here is that I don’t feel that it’s a finalised collection. Much of it still felt very experimental and not quite sure of itself yet (until …

September Monthly Favourites ft. Benefit, Ecotools + Bobbi Brown

It’s fall time! I couldn’t be happier. I think it’s actually my favourite season. Overall, I just prefer the cold: having sweater weather and drinking hot chocolate šŸ™‚ How does everyone feel about this season? I happen to have a lot of favourites this month so let’s begin.Ā  From the Top: Benefit Precisely, My Brow PencilĀ (in 6) Benefit’s Porefessional Face Primer Ecotools Starter Set Bobbi Brown’s Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in Pale Yellow Isehan’s Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara MAC See Sheer Lipstick in Lustre Finish My Beauty Diary Hyaluronic Acid Face Mask I find filling brows as easy as 1,2,3 now: Ā£18.50 is a very steep price to pay for a brow product I know. I hated myself for such purchase too, but the Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil (in 6) does not disappoint! I have jet black hair so I get scared in finding colours to match because in the past, they have appeared too dark. But this is very natural and just-right. The thin nib makes it immediately easy to use …