The Clinique Superbalanced Makeup: Oily and Sensitive Skin’s Best Friend


Clinique Superbalanced Makeup Review


Clinique was one of the first brands that I got to know when I first forayed into the world of makeup many years back. Now that I had begun searching for a liquid foundation, I naturally went back to them to see if they had something I could use (also, Sephora was having their 20% off sale, but that’s besides the point).


While doing some research online for reviews, I found that Clinique currently has a newer version of this foundation. However, I decided to try this one out because I don’t take to extra-mattifying foundations well (they break me out). I’ve been using this CLINIQUE SUPERBALANCED MAKEUP FOUNDATION for weeks now and I must say, I’m so glad I gave this a shot!

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What to Wear on a Luxury Cruise so that You Feel and Look Great


What to Wear on a Luxury Cruise


The last time I went on a cruise was probably not less than 15 years ago. I was still a kid, and I remember being amused by the huge walking furry mascots we’d bump into every now and then, while exploring the ship (I think one of them might have been Donald Duck). Fast forward to now, I’m not so sure I’d love these characters as much as I might have used to.


I got the chance to visit Genting Dream when it docked in Singapore a few weeks back, and although there weren’t mascots to hug, there were tons more to explore. I hadn’t known what we’d be doing once we embarked, and so I planned an outfit (the night before, no less) that would fulfil the following criteria I had made up in my head:

  • easy to move around in
  • fitted the theme of “luxury”
  • classic
  • great for the heat outdoors
  • convenient for carrying my necessities around

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How to Use Accent Lashes and Why You Need to Give Them a Try


How to Use Accent Lashes


I have a love affair with accent lashes. They’re a good size (their base length is just nice), they’re not heavy to wear and they add just enough oompf to my overall look without making me look too made up.


I first discovered them many years back and only recently rekindled my love for them. Funnily though, they aren’t as common as full-length lashes, and can also be more expensive. If and when I finally have my own beauty brand – think 10 years from now – I’m definitely selling these as one of my top items.

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Trouvée.Co Black Friday Sales: 20% Off Storewide


Trouvee.Co Black Friday Sales 2016

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What is Black Friday if there isn’t a sale?


Trouvée.Co, my own jewellery line of genuine natural semi-precious gemstones is having a storewide 20% off sale this weekend (25-28 Nov). All you need to do is use the code <BLACKFRIDAY2016> at checkout at TROUVEE.CO and you’re good to go. It’s the only chance you’ll be able to get your favourite pieces before the Christmas fairs begin this December (they’re most likely to sell out then), so don’t hesitate yeah?


Just in case you need some tempting, here are a few of our customer favourites.


Deep Indigo Drusy Bezel Necklace on Trouvee.Co

Deep Indigo Drusy Bezel Necklace. Get it HERE.

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Pedicure Health Risks And How To Avoid Them

Pedicure Health Risks And How To Avoid Them


{I’m so glad to have Nicky tell us about the things we need to watch out for when going for a pedicure session. She deals with feet a lot, and has some valuable advice to share. Read on!}


Getting a professional pedicure can be very relaxing. However, if you knew of the dangers involved, you might think twice before indulging. I don’t want to scare you off, but the reality is that it may be difficult for a public pedicurist to keep equipment clean and sanitary, and practices can often be wanting.

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Singaporean Bloggers Need to Declare Taxable Benefits. So What Now? (Plus a Free Excel Sheet for Download.)


The Skinny Scout Google Excel Sheet for Blogger Recording of Sponsorships


I suppose it was only a matter of time before I blogged about this, especially since people (non-bloggers, readers, people who support what I do) have also been asking me about it. Recently, the local government made it very clear that local bloggers need to declare perks worth more than $100 that are given by companies. Of course, as a blogger myself, I do have several opinions about this but not all are conclusive.

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French Friday: The French Makeup Look Simply Doesn’t Exist


How to be Parisian


If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about the French language and culture, it’s that the rules don’t matter. Even one of my French professeurs confessed in class once that rules in France are made for the sake of being made – and people just couldn’t care less about them.


To me, that’s made total sense since all of one week ago.

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Wednesday Musing: I Went Skincare-Free for an Entire Week and Lived to Tell the Tale


I went Skincare-free for a Week and Lived to Tell the Tale


You know those days when you’re just too tired to do anything? Yep, even non-parents get them too.


And it happened to me quite recently, which led me to wonder how it must have felt to be a guy, to enjoy all the convenience that guys generally live with – like not having to put on skincare at the end of the day. Or actually, make that not putting on skincare at all, for that matter.


So I thought I’d give it a try. And if you don’t make it to the end of this entry, I now wish I could have the ease of being lazy and not feel guilty about it. I penned down my thoughts during the week I went skincare-free, and here they are in all their glory.

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Thursday Treat: Juliana on Balancing Beauty with a Busy Life as an Entrepreneur


Juliana Chong on The Skinny Scout


{Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, but being one while looking good at the same time is even harder. I got to know Juliana through the beauty that is blogging many years back, and can’t help feeling she’s such an inspiration to women everywhere who just want to lead life on their own terms. She owns local studio Honeyz Paint House, which caters to events such as maternity shoots, ROM and even movie nights. I asked her some beauty questions and got her to share her daily beauty routine.}


“True beauty comes from within.”


TSS: You’ve started your own company and are recently dealing with home renovations. How has being an entrepreneur changed the way you see beauty?

J: Yeap. 2016 has been a very eventful year for me. This is a very interesting question. Entrepreneurship makes you think outside the box and see everything in a different light. You literally get inspired by every story and every encounter. It has opened my eyes and given me a broader view of the world and of course, also our beloved beauty industry.

The most important thing I’ve learnt is that beauty has no boundaries. It’s all in the eyes of the beholder. So when I create beauty-related products or services, I always remind myself to make room for my customers and audience’s own take on beauty. This may mean giving them a platform to share and network with other like-minded beauty lovers as well as an avenue to express themselves creatively. It could be done in the form of online and offline events or even through my very own beauty encyclopedia,

Like entrepreneurship, beauty is both a science and an art. The science measures and the art creates. The ideas and possibilities are endless. And this is my renewed perception of beauty.

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How to Pick a Watch – What is Your Watch Story?


Kapten and Son Silver Black Leather Campina


Sitting down with my daily coffee placed right in front of me, I’m wondering when the first time I got introduced to the concept of watches was. Looking back, I think I might still have been in primary school when my parents bought me my first watch ever – a kid-friendly Swatch with a flat dial. I don’t know what’s happened to it since (probably got lost among all the other toys and children’s stuff we used to have), but only now do I appreciate the fact that they actually got me, a kid, a Swatch.


The second time they got me a watch was a basic, classic Seiko with a black strap that I’d picked at the store, and that was when I was leaving the country to Canada for half a year. And for every exam that I sat for, I’d borrow a small gold watch from my mother to help me keep track of time (oh God forbid, you sit behind a pillar that blocks your view of the clock on the wall). Of course, I do get my own watch every now and then in between those times, but they were just for fun, something to accessorise with.


Now, my relationship with watches has grown deeper. It’s not just how I feel about wearing a watch that has changed, but also how I look at others who wear one (or not).

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