Packing In The Laneige Travel Set

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

done packing for my upcoming trip to bangkok, and thought i took this chance to share about how convenient the Laneige Perfect Renew Travel Set is. when i travel to bangkok, i usually hand carry my luggage on board. this affects my packing because i'm not allowed to bring anything thats more than 100ml else it will be disposed before i board. knowing this, i still refuse to transfer my products into empty bottles because it gets messy and i hate that. i'm so grateful that Luxola carries the Laneige travel kit because it is incredibly convenient when it comes to packing. 

inside the Laneige Perfect Renew Travel Set you will find the multi cleanser (30ml), perfect renew skin refiner (50ml), perfect renew emulsion (50ml), perfect renew essence (15ml) and perfect renew cream (20ml). the travel set is available on Luxola at 65 SGD.

take 15% off any first time order at Luxola with the code BLX-DRAMA. this code is valid till 17 July :-) 


Styletribute: Maison Martin Margiela

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

photographed by @markamura 

teamed up with styletribute to produce a series of looks in korea. dongdaemun design plaza (ddp), designed by zaha hadid, is one of favourite architecture in seoul. quoting from dezeen, "the design integrates the park and plaza seamlessly as one, blurring the boundary between architecture and nature in a continuous, fluid landscape." 

i personally have an interest for concepts that blur boundaries and challenges a notion, perhaps this is why i've subconsciously decided to document my maison martin margiela dress at ddp. basic, fluid and sleek – i don't think this dress needs much of an accessorising. the details of arm hole and back has subtly stole my heart.

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Current Favourite Lip Balms

Monday, 8 June 2015

lately i have an obsession for lip balms. i realise it's so important to apply lip balm before colouring the lips as this keeps your lips moisturised throughout the day. in the past i would solely apply lipstick and later on in the day, my lips would get really dry and unpleasant looking. so here's what i have been using –

01 burt's bee rose tinted lip balm 
received this as a birthday gift and i've been using it ever since. i love the fact that it is a lip balm/ tint combination. it's really for a fuss free/ simple day while at the same time it gives me a natural and healthy look. if i'm meeting someone or attending an event, i'll add on a stronger lip colour.

02 innisfree canola honey lip balm
recently purchased this in seoul, and so far i'm really liking it. it moisturises my lips really well, giving a natural shine to my lips and making it seem like i've put on lip gloss or something. this lip balm is colourless and it smells like honey! i'm a huge fan of beauty products made from natural ingredients :-)

03 shophouse sixtyfive lip balms
handcrafted in singapore, shophouse sixtyfive offers locally inspired flavoured lip balms made from pure beeswax, coconut and plant oils. the 3 flavours i tried includes the sir stamford being my favourite (english tea and caramel), fort canning (sweet vanilla) and coffeeshop kopi o (coffee). 

04 kiehl's lip balm #1 
there's no denying how well kiehl's lip balm protects the lips, though there is a little give and take here. i find it slightly greasy and since its made from petrolatum it does not go well with my lipsticks. i hardly wear this out, but i would wear it to sleep to keep my lips moisturised.

hope you like this mini review!

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Klapsons, The River Residence

Thursday, 4 June 2015


The Sleeping Rhino

Thursday, 28 May 2015


On The Loose

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

picked out some outfits from the styletribute office after a meaningful in conversation session with miroslava duma and dion lee at lasalle singapore. i'm thankful to gain industry insights after each conversation with the designers and creative directors. i think what stood out the most was thakoon's. he said wanting to be famous is too boring, don't you want to have a skill too? this statement is extremely relevant to today's context where people are chasing fame on instagram – obsessing over daily content creating, taking photos, number of followers and observing your likes count by the minute. i've been there, and yes i'm guilty of such behaviour but at the same time i've been making an effort to not allow instagram to consume me. i mean really, where is this going?

side note / i feel like i've lost all control and intimacy between my followers when i allowed advertisements to be part of my instagram feed. this upsets me and i'm still figuring out how i should balance this. any advice?

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

three trips to bangkok this year, and each trip i never fail to enter A Laboratory, a store in chatuchak weekend market. they sell comme des garçon – esque apparels for both ladies and men. the quality of their clothes are very well made and constructed. this store is slowly filling up my wardrobe trip by trip. 

speaking of which, this love for drapes and shapeless silhouette started a couple of months back. being petite, i realise it's a norm or rather an unspoken rule to wear figure hugging clothes to better define our bodies. but well i'm going against it. i don't see why i have to follow these certain golden rules. i guess what i'm really trying to express is the fact that, i am comfortable in my own body and i do hope to inspire people to feel the same.

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