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Get extra sleep time in the morning by learning how to create a quick-and-easy yet trendy makeup.  In fact, learn from Kathryn Jokubonis, senior makeup artist at MAC cosmetics who’s been assisting on countless fashion show backstage.  Through a video, she shows tricks of the trade, and suggests MAC staples all women should have in… Read More »

  This Saturday, we graciously retire the “Monkey” and usher in the Chinese New Year of the Rooster.  In Chinese culture, colors are highly symbolic.  Red symbolizes good fortune and joy, and is de rigueur in celebrations.  If you do not have a red outfit, why not employ a simple beauty touch that can change your look: the… Read More »

  I don’t do detox to lose weight.  We know extreme diets do not work. You may lose up to 3 kgs over a 5-day regime but you end up “eating your frustration away” and  put on even more weight.  Nor do I detox for the popularly believed but scientifically unproven benefits on the body. … Read More »

There are several schools of thought on good hair care.  I trust in less is better.  Some girls are blessed with gorgeous easy-to-care hair but I am not one of them.  So how do I keep my long brown hair healthy?  Brush your hair once or twice a day but not more.  I do it in the… Read More »

  After testing many facial skin care products this year, here is a selection of my favorites suited to my skin type (mixed with oily T-zone, also sensitive and acne-prone).   Best Of Facial Skin Care   Roger&Gallet launched the “Aura Mirabilis” line this year.  I use the “Beauty Vinegar“ as my staple toner every… Read More »

  Remember the 7 Hand Care Products to Brave the Winter ? For Christmas I asked one of the brands I talked about, Akyado, to give you the chance to try out their ultimate hand care set. It includes, the Pine Hand Soap, Chai Peeling, Biscome Limited Edition and Frozen Yogurt cream, Milk Flower interior fragrance, cuticule oil… Read More »

The cold seriously dries out the skin and our most sensible parts are the lips and hands. Let’s now focus on the hands.  Moisturizing your skin is even more important if your skin peels.  If you are like me, always forgetting your gloves, you will love these products. FR Le froid peut sérieusement endommager la… Read More »

  What Products For A Strobing Effect Ever heard of “strobing“ or that “strobing is the new contouring“?  Strobing is basically just another term to describe highlighting.  While contouring is about enhancing and sculpting your face shape, strobing is about working up a dewy, shimmery and youthful glow.  Here are a few ways of achieving the effects of strobing… Read More »

Beauty Talk #2: Pep Start !

  Last Wednesday’s Beauty Talk was about my favorite fragrances.  This week’s focus is on a range of beauty care products that are supposed to help you get-up-and-go – Clinique’s appropriately named “Pep-Start” line.  It has 5 products and I recently tested the two moisturizers and the 2-in-1 exfoliating cleanser.  I would say they did work… Read More »

Beauty Talk #1: Fragrances

  I plan to dedicate each Wednesday to talk about beauty.  Hope this is the start of a new series where we will discuss makeup, skin care, beauty products and trends.  Let me kick off with perfumes. We wear perfume, literally. Don’t you feel naked when you forget to put it on?  Throughout history, we always want to smell good… Read More »