Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Hello from Seoul!

After 10 days in Tokyo/Kyoto, I was a little sick of the cold weather but when I got back to Singapore and stayed for 18 hours, I couldn't stand the heat! I am hard to please, I know. So anyway, Seoul is even colder and today is the only clear day with sun and no rain.

I met up with a new friend, Jaedoo, and had a little photo-taking session. It was fun and Gangnam area is a fantastic spot with pretty backdrops.

In case you're wondering - no, I did not get any surgeries done to my face. When I saw the pictures, I just laughed because he gave me a smaller, oval, v-shape face! NOW, I want a face shape like this!

Outfit details:
Shirt - GU Japan
Jeans - Pomelo Fashion
Trench Coat - Taobao
Booties - Taobao
Bag - Chanel

Makeup details:
Foundation - Laneige BB Cushion (Pore Control)
Face Powder - Guerlain Meteorites (Compact)
Blusher - Cotton Candy from 3CE
Eyeshadow - Adorable from 3CE (Eye Crayon)
Eyeliner - Heavy Duty Bi-Liner from Browhaus
Eyebrows - Dollywink Brow Powder in 03
Eyelash Extensions - Dreamlash Korea
Lipstick - 04 My Valentine Lip Cube from VDL

Photos credit to JDIN KOREA
Instagram: @jdinkoreasince2012

Beauty Review: Senka Cleansers

Monday, 13 April 2015

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I am not sure if you have heard of the skincare brand, Senka. My first encounter with the face cleanser was a couple of years ago while shopping in a pharmacy in Tokyo...and then I noticed the cleanser was the #1 facial cleanser on shelves.

This was what I bought:

All these while, I thought the brand was "Perfect Whip" because I cannot read any Japanese hahaha. Only today did I realise the brand is actually Senka!

Perfect Whip (S$12.90)

I like my face cleansers with a lot of foam as I tend to associate that with "cleanliness". And you know what? I am right!

Senka Perfect Whip has 5 times the foam density of normal cleansers, which lathers easily to create foam that is able to penetrate deep into pores and textured grooves as compared to conventional foams. Pretty easy to understand if you see the picture above! Which means the Senka Perfect Whip is able to give your skin a thorough cleansing to remove impurities and dirt.

See how it stretches! I haven't seen a texture like this for a facial cleanser before - it really just feels like having mochi on my fingers, very soft, bouncy and somewhat elastic!

My skin feels stripped of impurities after a wash and most importantly, I am left with skin that feels baby soft and moisturised!

Speedy Perfect Whip ($13.90)

For ladies who prefer fuss-free cleaning, the Speedy Perfect Whip equipped with the cocoon silk essence is easy to use yet provides thorough cleansing. 

The Speedy Perfect Whip creates thick, creamy foam with one pump and I usually pump twice to create this beautiful ball of foam.

Within seconds, the foam dissolves into liquid. The Speedy Perfect Whip is lighter in texture but it works up to quite a lather!

When compared to the Perfect Whip, I only need half the rinsing time required for the Speedy Perfect Whip. Face cleansing time is quick, the foam is gentle on my skin, works effectively without stripping away the essential moisture as well.

My clean face feels smooth, supple and bouncy to the touch! The Speedy Perfect Whip is suitable for all skin types!

Perfect Puff ($3.90 for 8 puffs)

Also gave the latest product from Senka, the Perfect Puff, a try. It is a makeup remover puff with a built-in cushion effect. This is my favourite product at the moment! I am a fan of makeup remover wipes as they are easy to bring around for gym and when I am travelling. 'Cause usually at the end of the day, I am tired and lazy, I just want to swiftly wash-up then go to bed. Hence, makeup remover wipes are my go-to for days like these where the makeup removing is fuss-free, quick and I don't have to worry about makeup/dirt remaining on my skin.

Take a look at the thickness of the Perfect Puff! Apparently, the thickness of each puff plays an important role in removing makeup and caring for your skin.

Some of my concerns when using makeup remover wipes:
- The surface texture of the wipes, whether would they be too rough for my skin
- The moisture level, i.e, saturation of the cleansing agent

I was pleasantly surprised when I tried the Perfect Puff for the first time. True to its name, the Perfect Puff is a 3-layer cushion puff (cushion layer in the middle covered with soft cotton) which was gentle on my skin as I removed my makeup.

Each puff was full of moisture which ensures no constant tugging of the skin to get the cleansing liquid to do its job. You just have to gently press the puff against the skin, the cleansing agents are released and blend quickly with makeup to thoroughly remove mascara and other hard-to-remove cosmetics as well as any residue left in pores or trapped by skin texture.

Simple day makeup which consists of eyeshadow, lipstick, mascara and eyeliner can be easily wiped off (horizontally or vertically in one direction, not back and forth). Both sides of the puff can be used so you'll only need one puff a day!
Rinse off with cold/tepid water and my skin feels soft and hydrated with no sticky after-feel!

You can be sure I will be a return customer for the Senka Perfect Puff! ;D

All 3 products are available exclusively in selected Watsons stores. You can visit Senka's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Senkasg) for more information!

5 Favourite Places To Take #OOTDs In Singapore

Monday, 30 March 2015

It is actually pretty hard to narrow down to 5 of my favourite places to take OOTDs in Singapore because there are LOTS of pretty backgrounds on our little island. Anyhow, the following 5 are my favourites because I seem to frequent them waaay too often and are easily accessible.

With its dated western architecture and alfresco dining areas, CHIJMES is the best place to go if you want a fresh perspective and look like you weren't on our little island.

National Museum of Singapore
The exterior looks like something you would find in Paris hence whenever I'm in a romantic outfit and in the vicinity, H and I would head over there to take #ootd. The interior is even more beautiful but you would need to apply for permission in advance if you would like to do a photo shoot there.

Singapore Art Museum
I think my love for museums and European architecture is obvious so 'nuff said.

Raffles Hotel
A beautiful, clean, white and photogenic place with little human traffic = perfect #ootd spot.

Tiong Bahru
I am sure most of us would have taken at least one #ootd in Tiong Bahru so no further introduction is needed for this neighbourhood ;)