May 27, 2014


DIOR Fall 2014 is out. Already! 
This season, DIOR has repackaged their Iconic 5 Shadow Palette. 
Its Sleeker and shows the colour palette on the underside, great for us make-up artists. 
Now we don't have to open every single palette to find a colour. 

The other excitement is the DIOR Addict line that used to only consist of lip glosses. This is now expanded to mascara and eyeliner. 
The electric blue mascara and hot pink eyeliner shown in pic is a seasonal shade but the standard black and brown will be permanently for sale.

Out of 13 colour palettes, DIOR has picked 5 for this Fall and my favourite is 876 Trafalgar. 
This is also their Autumn look for 2014 so its not a permanent palette.
Retails for $102.00
Available August 1st 2014


I really like Laura Mericer and I understand how she has a cult following all around the world. Laura Mercier's packaging is simple, nothing too fancy but silently attractive and kinda serious.

Women who wear Laura Mercier know make-up and are definite about the things they want. Young women who start with Laura Mericer have an idea to the definite things that they want.

Her colours are always wearable. Eyeshadows are never too glittery or crazy drama, instead more earthy and matte. And some with a hint of shine. Lipstick shades are deep, even intense or subtly nude and sheer. 
This season's lipstick- Temptation is super sexy and Lip Glaze- Garnet is the best shade to wear daily. I wore it on the beach with some sunscreen and loved it!
The Body Bronzing Powder stays on skin and not on clothes but I really have yet to try it out in our humid, mucky weather.

Her new High Coverage Concealer for Under eye takes a speck to do its job. It'll even cover a tattoo.

May 12, 2014

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here's another easy recipe that the family will love.

I am a snacker and especially at night time when the kids are asleep, which of course is not good for the bum bum and other bits...
But I can't be an angel all the time!
These cookies are slightly tweaked from Half Baked Harvest
Very nice website with yummy recipes, I've been following them on Pinterest.

Try them out. Less sugar, healthier and leaner on the bum bum and other bits.

Preheat Oven to 180 degrees c

2 1/2 cups Old fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
1/2 cup Wholemeal flour
1/2 cup Granulated sugar
1 cup Fine, soft Brown sugar
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup melted coconut oil (use a little more if dough seems dry)
2 large eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet or unsweetened dark chocolate chips or chocolate chunks


 Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
In a large, mixing bowl add the dry ingredients first; Oatmeal, flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt. Mix with a spatula.
In another bowl, mix coconut oil, eggs and vanilla.
 Combine all the ingredients. 
The dough should be crumbly. Mix in the chocolate chips.
Using hands, clump together a tablespoon of dough. Slightly damp hands help 'un-stick' the batter that could get stuck on your hands. Form balls of dough.
  Place on prepared baking sheet. If your balls are a little crumbly do not worry, they will come together while baking. Repeat with remaining dough.
Bake for 12-14 minutes or until set and golden. 

May 8, 2014


Chanel does perfectly well without Peter Philips. 
This summer's shades are sexy, easy to use and best of all, suit all skin tones.

Nail polishes are always fun and the one that struck me most was 'Eastern Light'. 
White nails. 
Kinda reminds me of school days when we were bored and painted our nails with liquid paper haha.

Lippy shades L'amoureuse and La Malicieuse are soooo nice.
Every woman must have a Chanel lipstick. It's such luxury in a stick and I do love the click to pop up stick.
Matte and bright. On a beautiful bare face. On the beach. Hawt!

The cream eyeshadow is beautiful too. 'Mirage'
A bronze that will make you look super for a night out.

And the 'Cheeky' cream blush, which u can double up and use for contouring.
I got tingles down my spine mmmm.

Get ready to blow your budget this sumner!

Oh ya and not forgetting,
Chanel has a new liquid foundation, Perfection Lumiere Velvet. It is truly perfection. 
Especially for our tropical climate. 
It leaves skin matte but gives a nice sheer glow. 
Phwoar! Very very nice I tell you.

May 3, 2014

ESSENTIAL PEOPLE- The Aromatheraphy Healer

This is my first blog entry on Essential people.

Helen Tee. Founder of Theraputics Aroma 
#03-01 Forum The Shopping Mall

 If you're in need of a damn good facial, some body treatments ie. massages, a body polish, even an holistic internal stomach massage (Chi Nei Tsang- that come sprinkled with lots of TLC, Helen is the one you've been dreaming of. 

We go back a long way. I've known Helen for 20 odd years or since I was a teenager! We worked in the same building (remember The Promenade?). 
Then, she already had magic in her hands. A special kind of touch. The Midas touch.
I imagine one can only be born with.

I earned a pittance of a salary and could hardly afford to go to Helen for treat(ment) but I always admired her touch and warm, friendly, inviting personality. 
Helen then worked for a beauty company but it didn't take long for her to come out on her own. That's when Theraputics Aroma was born. 

Today, Helen is my Essential Person. I Need her. She is my good addiction. 
I want to age gracefully and hopefully avoid any form of plastic surgery if possible for as long as possible. I have dreams and aspirations of ageing gracefully! 
I do a regular fruit acid peel facial (every 10 days). My skin glows with health when I see Helen. Its like my skin is rejoicing : ).
And I must add, Helen gives the best darn facial massages that no one can beat! I tell you, it's the Midas touch.

Theraputics Aroma only uses natural, plant based products. No chemicals and other such nonsense. Also, with Helen's background as an aromatherapist, one always zens out to her special heavenly scented blends that she massages into your skin slowly and lovingly. Ahhh... I get tingles just thinking of it!

 I have recommended Helen to quite a few ladies (and some men) over the years. They still go to her and regularly too. Today, I am unselfishly sharing a best kept secret.
Helen is a fine, rare gem. 

Book your appointment way in advance!