• 3 Looks with the CASIO BABY-G
  • style |    1 July, 2017  |    4 Comments    |   
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  • Collaborated with CASIO to give you three looks I’ve styled with the BABY-G series. Choose from a multitude of colours to go with any style: dusty pastels, edgy leather, or even denim casual! My personal favourite BABY-G colour? Definitely the full-on white one to go with my white Superga sneakers!

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  • Dior Hydralife
  • beauty |    30 June, 2017  |    No Comments    |   
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  • It’s been a month of hectic traveling (we’ve covered Taipei, Cappadocia, Jaipur, Bawah, and Sri Lanka), amidst all the hectic scheduling and planning, I find myself seeking out some much needed me-time: hair tied up in a bun, makeup-free, Spotify acoustic tracks playing in the background as I browse through my favourite magazines.

    During my recent Bawah trip, we had such pockets of chill time in between snorkeling excursions and hiking tours around the island, and I made it a point to experience the ultimate “Dior Life” as much as possible, I mean, there is no better place to experience this than a secluded internet-free island 12 hours away from Singapore (2 hours by seaplane when the island officially opens 31 July!).

    The fresh and youthful Hydra Life multi-masking skincare regime sets out to get you to be free – freeing your mind from life’s stresses and the fetters of your workaholic self, and freeing your skin from city pollutants. It’s only apt the hashtag #itsmylife is allotted to this campaign – for when you feel free and happy, your skin will reflect that glow!

    The Dior Hydra Life is all about bringing us back to nature as well – its composition of natural ingredients in their optimal concentration goes back to the “more with less” philosophy and belief behind the products: that we should all go back to simplicity and minimalism, not just a philosophy we should adopt for our lifestyle, but for our skincare too. With this principle comes with it a desire to pave the way for more accountable and more eco-friendly beauty packaging to – the second thing I love about this Hydra Life series – Dior has designed environmentally responsible packaging for its Hydra Life products by removing all unnecessary elements (leaflets, corrugated cardboard and cellophane), decreasing the weight of glass, and by using inks predominantly of natural origin.

    To “free” your skin and get it back to its natural, glowing state, Dior has designed a 5-step regime featuring its latest Hydra Life Micellar Water and multi-masks. I’ve given this regime a try in today’s blog post and here’s a step-by-step guide:

    1. Cleanse with Micellar Water, using a cotton pad. The Micellar Water removes pollution and makeup residue, and balances the skin for treatment. The water is composed of antioxidant power from Echinacea Flower extracts and natural moisturizing agents to allow the skin to breathe.
    2. Plump your skin with the Smooth Balm Mask. The white pine oil and plumping ingredients in this mask revitalizes the skin, apply in strategic areas (i.e. cheekbones, lip contour, etc.)
    3. Pores away with Pink Clay Mask! Apply on the shiny areas of your face (i.e. nose, forehead, chin) to purify the complexion and minimize the appearance of pores.
    4. Get that glow with the Fresh Jelly Mask: This mask aims to sculpt radiance on the shadow areas of the face (i.e. Top of Forehead, Temples, Hollow of the Cheeks). In just 3 minutes, it works as a 1) gentle peel with fruit acids (lemon, orange, maple and blueberry); and 2) a mechanical scrub with crushed apricot kernel micro-grains.
    5. Once you’re done with your multi-masking routine, take two pumps of Dior’s Deep Hydration – Sorbet Water Essence and pat it all over your face. The essence acts as a serum, peel and toner all at once and your skin will feel incredibly fresh and hydrated overnight.
    6. Complete your Hydra Life regime by hydrating with the Sorbet Crème. Enriched in Mallow and Haberlea leaf extracts, the creme instantly nourishes the skin, stimulates its moisturizing ability and reinforces the skin’s balance.

    Do experience Dior’s life-changing Hydra Life skincare routine. Not life-changing just for your skin, but I do mean life in a general sense of the word: I hope the products and its philosophy resonate with you and will inspire you to feel free. Freedom is truly a luxury, and my only wish for you guys is to seek and attain that luxury in whichever form it takes. x

    Love,
    Drea.

     

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  • Cappadocia with NIVEA
  • beauty |    12 June, 2017  |    No Comments    |   
  • NIVEA Extra White SPF30 Body Lotion: Get you a body moisturizer that comes with SPF too.

  • Whenever I’m traveling to less humid countries, or places with a colder climate, I definitely pack in a bottle of body moisturizer. You know that feeling when our tropical-weather-accustomed skin gets dry, and moving your body hurts because your skin is not sufficiently hydrated? Even worse, when your skin starts to have “cracks” because of the dryness.

    I was in Cappadocia last week, and the weather in the Turkish desert is dry, and incredibly sunny – it’s approaching summer so I essentially am dealing with harsh sunlight from 6am to 8pm. If you’re heading for your vacay this summer, definitely get yourself the NIVEA Extra White SPF30 body lotion. Besides keeping your face protected from your usual facial sunscreen, don’t forget to protect your body as well. If you plan to be out and about traveling, your normal basic body moisturizer ain’t gonna help much. The newly launched NIVEA Extra White SPF30 body lotion comes with SPF30 UV protection, contains glycerin to hydrate and soften skin, with 50 times more Vitamin C to lighten skin tone and sun spots! So you can sun-tan and be the summer-loving- explorer you always wanted to be!

    I used the body lotion everyday while I was in Cappadocia, and it kept my skin feeling moisturized and hydrated all day long. I like going out in the sun and getting a really nice bronze tan, but I’m increasingly paranoid about how the harmful UV rays can get, so it’s good to know I’m getting protected from the sun with the lotion. Oh and not to mention, I absolutely love the smell of the body lotion – I can be out and about in the sun but still smell so good!

    This blog post was shot at Local Cave House, Göreme, Cappadocia. As you can tell, the weather here is amazingly perfect, and Cappadocia is everything I’ve ever dreamed of and more. Be sure to take care of your skin with a good body moisturizer before you leave the hotel, and protect your face and head with a hat!

    There will be a more comprehensive Cappadocia travel guide coming up, so stay tuned. x

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