Monday, 28 July 2014

Human Crush: Clark Little

This man, is officially hands-down the most admirable person in the whole wide world that I would like to get to know better. Clark Little is a photographer staying in Hawaii with his family mainly shooting anything about the sea, especially, the seashore. 

And OMG!!! I just couldn't stop looking at all his pictures. They are impressive and shockingly astounding that left me in awe. And I just can't stop sharing his pictures with everyone I know...

So, here are some pictures for you to enjoy and don't forget to savour each and everyone of them ^_^ 

Friday, 25 July 2014

Beauty: Lippies Galore

A simple post to show you what I've got on my lips which I'm rotating between day by day. If I must say, between lipgloss, lipsticks and lip stain, I still prefer the formulation and application of lipsticks. 

Lipgloss sometimes annoys me with its stickiness and attracting my hair always. Lip stains can be too overpowering with its opaque-city (although I do enjoy its staying power) and sometimes to bleed into my fine lines. Lipsticks are like my go-to if I want to look good. Formulations of lipsticks nowadays are so creamy and less drying which makes it ideal for a plump succulent lips without compromising on color.  

YSL Vollupte Lipgloss, Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick, YSL Rouge Vollupte Lipstick

Bella Box Chubby Stick, Collection Lip Stains, Revlon Chubby Sticks

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Eats: Haagan Daaz Restaurant

So one day, my colleague and I stumbled upon Haagan Daaz eatery which is quite surprising as we don't normally chance upon an ice-cream restaurant. Tucked away in a corner of Serangoon Nex Shopping Mall, this cosy little outlet has good ambience and not too many seats (hint: less noise).

So, I decided to go with the cheapest option, which is S$7 for a stick of its infamous stick ice cream (reminded me of Magnum) with a base chocolate (Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate, Dark Chocolate) and 3 toppings of your choice. The toppings are just some of the weirdest ones I'd ever seen, such as Chilli Flakes, Salt, Gold Nuggets just to name a few. 

As I'm not that adventurous, I had picked Sunflower seed, Gold Flakes and Rose Petals (still sound weird isn't it?)

Looks scrumptious, doesn't it? Needless to say it was absolutely delicious. My only gripe is that the base chocolate was too thick which results in easy breakage and making a mess when eating it.

But I'll definitely recommend it to anyone who has a sweet-tooth or just love ice-cream. Although the price is on a higher side, its still worth to pay the outlet a visit to experience this unique way of eating ice-cream.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Beauty: Caudalie Beauty Elixir Review

Holy Moly, that was the 1st impression I had when my face was glistened (or drenched wtf) with the elixir. It was nothing I had ever used before. Avene Thermal Spring Water, Bio-essence Miracle Bio Water, Lush Tea Tree Water (although still remains one of my favourite for spotty days) and The Body Shop Vitamin E Mist all pales in comparison.

What Caudalie Claims:
Inspired by the "elixir of youth" used by Queen Isabelle of Hungary, Caudalie Beauty Elixir smoothes features, tightens pores, and gives the complexion a burst of radiance. An excellent base for make-up, this water awakens the skin in the morning and livens it up before a night out.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir is a favourite of Victoria Beckham's - she uses it on top of her make-up for a glowing complexion!

Skin solution: For all skins lacking radiance. Caudalie Beauty Elixir is an exceptional anti-dull complexion treatment and a wonderful after-shave for men.

Main ingredients: Grape, orange blossom, rose, organic balm mint and rosemary. 

True to its words, my skin felt tight, smooth and surprisingly glowy!!! When I'm just too lazy to slap on any other products on the skin, I just spritz my whole face with this (tons of it in fact), then I'm good to go. Its moisturising enough and yet has the capabilities to smooth out my complexion (hello small pores). Its refreshing and invigorating (thanks to its herbal scent and tingling sensation) makes it perfect for warmer days and sleepy afternoons.

I use this mostly as my skincare routine and after applying makeup. Sometimes, I do use this to treat my sun-burn skin although I wouldn't say it has tremendous effect in cooling it.

To be honest, if it weren't for Victoria Beckham, I wouldn't have splurged on this elixir as it comes with a whooping price tag of S$22 for only 30ml whereas its counterparts are much more affordable (think $20 for 2 bottles of 100ml Bio-essence Miracle Bio Water).

However, I would still rather spend my moolah on this baby as it does something to my skin. And I do mean something and not just mere cooling water effect.

Do I recommend it you ask? Hell Yah!!!!

Links to purchase => Here

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Beauty: Clarisonic Mia 2 Review

First of all, I just want to tell you guys how much I love love love this awesome product. Its the Clarisonic for the face. Ever since I'd used this, my skin has never been better. 

What this does is that you use it together with a foam cleanser (had used it with Neutrogena, Lancome, Benefit Foaming Cleansers) and with a click of the button, you just let the brush do its job.

What it claims:
With one finger on the pulse of technology and another on that of skincare, Clarisonic knows a thing or two about antiaging techniques. The development team, led by the primary inventor of the cutting-edge Sonicare® toothbrush, is committed to creating new ways to shed years off your skin. The easy-to-use daily devices use advanced sonic technology for results that are nothing short of impressive. Power on a Clarisonic tool and see for yourself why spas, celebrities, and dermatologists swear by their unmatched benefits.

True to it's claim, my skin felt so clean and my blemishes reduce significantly. Its something about the rotating brush that makes sure no skin is un-covered. A push of the button allows 1 minute of brushing and you just move this baby across your skin without doing too much work.

My only gripe about this product that the brush head that comes with the Clarisonic is a normal one (they have a brush for sensitive skin) and I felt that my skin felt tender after using it. Oh, not forgetting that the price is on the higher side too.

However, if you ask me whether I regretted buying the Clarisonic, the answer is NO. I would still purchase it as it does tons of benefit to my skin in making my skin so clear that its worth every single penny.

So, if you have the money to spare, go ahead and try it. You'll definitely be able to notice the difference in your skin after using it. :)

Links for your info => Singapore, International