I’ve been away..

I’m supposed to reply to an interview invitation right now but I’m writing this post instead because…. priorities ;p My last post was exactly one month ago and I’d like to take a few minutes to address my absence. Initially, I planned to post three times per week. It was an ambitious goal which I did try to achieve but eventually failed. Family life has … Continue reading I’ve been away..

I’m Done With Deciem

Oh boy. What a tumultuous week for Deciem, particularly the CEO, Brandon Truaxe. The rather eccentric CEO displayed a series of bizarre Instagram posts that got the beauty world talking, albeit, not in a good way. Read the entire timeline of the drama here The Cut. Let me start with a quick summary of my affiliation with the brand as a customer and a staunch … Continue reading I’m Done With Deciem

Wake up to your best skin!

Over a decade of battling acne left my skin with uneven tone, texture and stubborn scars. My ‘best skin’ right now essentially means less of the aforementioned skin issues. These steps I’m about to share with you is not a part of my daily skin care routine. This is my weekly treatment routine that I do once or twice a week, depending on my skin … Continue reading Wake up to your best skin!

L’Oreal is Still Not Cruelty-Free

I’m mad right now. I should’ve screen-shot that comment in L’Oreal Paris Sugar Scrub Instagram ad targeting German consumers I saw yesterday on my IG feed (I currently live in Germany, hence, the German ad). The ad received tons of comments which are mainly about people not buying L’Oreal products because they still test on animals and how they can make their own sugar scrubs … Continue reading L’Oreal is Still Not Cruelty-Free

Beauty Myths You Need To Stop Believing Now

The beauty world has changed so much since the days of cold creams and alcohol toners. Unfortunately, some myths seems to linger around longer than they should be. These are just some of the beauty myths that I strongly believe we should be ditching by now: 1. You have acne because your skin is dirty and oily. Acne is a common skin condition and it … Continue reading Beauty Myths You Need To Stop Believing Now

Beauty Standards Mini Series: Malaysia

While most Malaysians would say that perception of beauty greatly vary from one person to another because of the multiracial and multi-ethnic nature of the country, enough conversations about this subject with the locals will reveal a totally different picture. So, okay, I didn’t go out there and physically conduct a survey about this topic. This post is purely based on my experience and observation … Continue reading Beauty Standards Mini Series: Malaysia