12/20/2013

The Blue Cocoon


You do know how much I love my MLS products so it is very tough for me to say.. (wait for it..) that the Blue Cocoon has became my no.1 must-have from the line. Lets be frank. I am constantly impressed by the result, feel and quality of her products and I usually would love each one of them equally. The Blue Cocoon however, it's one product that I cannot truly live without. So why is it an essential staple for me? Click below to find out. 


12/05/2013

Holiday Gift Guide For Him & Her



1. Your Core Light Necklace 'jewelry that resonates with your soul' $37 // 2. Inspired terrarium, why don't you recreate and capture your shared memory in something pretty like this? // 3. Keep warm and drink Hot Choccy $14.95 // 4. Something artisanal that is food? 3 pack of 100% raw honey for someone who cannot get enough $42 // 5. The Blue Cocoon, a cooling balm concentrate to find you calm $160 goes perfect with the warming sensation of 6. The Problem Solver to heal your skin and soul $90 // 7. Pick your fab holiday color from Karen Murrell lipstick $28.95 // 8. MCMC Phonenix for a girl who day-dreams with flowers on her head $95 // 9. A blend of Alpaca and Lambwool blanket for snuggling $215 pairs well with the delicate softness from 10. Skin Aficionado $90 // 11. What's more luxurious than a set of make-up from Kjaer Weis? $125 // 12. Feel the love with Lotus Wei's magical blend of flower essences $125  // 13. Luxuriously soft & shiny hair with the calming Palo Santo from Rahua $186 (the gold is perfect!).



1. 7 Organic Seasoning for his daily Sunday BBQ $52 // 2. Complete your tournament with him anywhere, anytime $38 // 3. Once he masters The Art of Shaving, gift him the best tool $150 // 4. A red holiday beanie $22 // 5. A unique fragrance embraced in a handcrafted Swedish Fragrance, Agonist The Infidels $175 // 6. Make men use skincare and feel the difference with Naturophatica Facial Wash $28 & 7. Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream $58 // 8. ARgENTUM, An anti-ageing blend of Silver Hydrosol & DNA PH with a super cool concept, for the scientist maybe? $245 //9.  Province Apothecary Beard Oil for the beard growers out there  $36 // 10. The bottled version of forest air and smell for the adventurers $55 // 11. You know his favorite music or movie soundtrack? Get it in the vinyl record // 12. A simple Magnus Cognac Watch $119, unless you're willing to spend more on him than yourself, this can do $424 // 13. Rose Gold Hook on Navy Rope bracelet with a camping and nautical influences $75

12/03/2013

November Favorites


1. Flight Skincare Sheer Luxury Milk Cleanser

I have given it a full review here. I always turn to this cleanser when my skin is confused and finicky. This lotion-y cleanser gets the job done, light make-up included. My favorite power-soothing treatment comes from Goat's milk that contains Alpha-Hydroxy acids to lightly exfoliate the skin making it buttery soft and smooth. As if you can tell, it's almost ran out, you can bet that I will be repurchasing it again at some point. $37 for 100 ml. 

2. The Little Alchemist Cacao & Banana Glow Mask

Full review here. It's been my big helper for my congested skin and I was so happy that this mask got a number of positive interest in my review. Like Hippie Luxe has stated, the brand has been around since 2008 which makes me feel like I had been living under a rock for not discovering this brand much sooner. I also said this actually dries my skin out a bit and Natalie suggested to mix it with honey or yogurt to achieve a more hydrating impact. She was right. That's the beauty of powder mask, you can have fun with the consistency and what you add in! $65 for 60g.

3. Tata Harper Aromatic Stress Treatment

When you come searching for a light floral scent, you turn to nobody else but Tata Harper. I was incredibly under pressure and felt a bit stressed out this November so I savored every bit of my little Tata's Stress Treatment sample. No one would associate me as a flower girl at all, no one. But this stress treatment blows me away because it really works. This has a blend of honeyed Linden Blossom, Rose Otto, Neroli and Frankincense to alleviate all my worries away. All I have to do is put this stress treatment on the tips of my fingers or palm of my hands, cup my hands to my face and inhale it in for 5-8 deep breaths like shown in Victoria's tutorial here or Tata's tutorial. It kicks in within a few minutes and I'd feel at peace and uplifted again :) $80 for 5 ml.

4. KW mascara

Review here. As much as I love Dizao Organic Mascara, I have been reaching out to this one a lot more because the formula + wand makes it so easy and fast to use without hitting your eyelids. I have been especially running in and out this month so that's why!

5. Au Naturale Lipstick in Innocence & Eyeliner in Deep Sea

You will see me writing reviews on their products in the future posts. The lipstick shade in "Innocence" is described as a soft, pink nude. You must know that it is so HARD for me to pull off a light colored or nude lipstick, I just can't.. always washes me out. The only one that I had a success with so far was Ilia's Blossom Lady (which still depends on the outfit I wear) and also Inika's Creme Caramel (haven't purchased but LOVE the color). However this particular color is a pretty soft pink nude and goes on creamy (whereas Ilia is more 'wet'). The pigmentation of Au Naturale Cosmetics is not too strong, I'd probably call this a 'lip tint'  but nonetheless, I've been reaching out for this when all I want is just my lips-but-better. The only complain I have is, the lipstick is not scented so it tastes like Castor oil.

The eyeliner in Deep Sea is also my favorite which makes me wish that I should have purchased more eyeliners from them. Au Naturale eye products such as their cream eyeshadows and eyeliners are what I would recommend. Deep Sea appears a bit navy with a hint of silver specks, looks really flattering against my deep brown eyes. Very easy to go on, no tugging.

6. Tamarillo Fruit 

I once walked into a supermarket purely with a purpose to buy a chocolate and came out with this. It was a seasonal fruit and I just had to get it because my local supermarket did not sell that many. At $2.99 a pop, it was definitely chocolate or this. I love this fruit, it's slightly tangy but sweet at the same time. Slightly similar to Passionfruit but I like this one better because it's much juicier. I love eating it with my favorite yogurt below.

7. Barambah Organics Vanilla Bean with a hint of Cinnamon Yoghurt 

Hands down, my favorite yogurt ever! Once I declare my love for a food, I stick with it until I get bored. I have repurchased it 4 times this month and still want more once it is finished. It is made with unhomogenized milk, non-fat milk solids, vanilla beans, vanilla essence, sugar, cinnamon and live culture, which are all certified organic. I don't care for the "97% fat-free" when it comes to food to be honest, but this one is seriously creamy, tastes like ice cream and not overly sweet. You still get the tanginess that comes from a yogurt and the vanilla beans in it is the real deal for vanilla lovers! Fun fact, Barambah got a gold award this year for the best cottage cheese (the only one awarded) in the UK, clap clap. The yoghurt comes in other flavors such as bush honey, blueberry, mango, strawberry, passionfruit and banana (they are all real fruit puree!). $5.75 for 500g. 

8. Green Dragon Superfood by Superfood Synergy

If you saw a sneak peek of The Apothecary package that came on my Instagram, you can tell that this Green Dragon Superfood was one that I was most excited about. You can say that I'm always curious about the latest 'superfood' find. This one is particularly interesting because there's nothing that beats the convenience of having a salad dressing in a bottle, especially if each of the ingredient has been carefully selected to improve on your health and well-being. So how does it taste? Freaking delicious! I didn't grow up eating salad, so I am no expert at concocting salad dressing (even though shame on me because it's dead easy). This one is already bottled and it stays FRESH (most important!). I think it tastes 'green', has a nice balance in flavors from the saltiness of the Tamari, sourness from AVC and a hint of spiciness from Green Chilli plus I'm sure there's a bunch of my favorite herbs thrown too. It got me so addicted in eating green salad! $25 @ Apothecary Store or $20 @ Superfood Synergy for 240g 

Inci: Biodynamic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother), Organic Onion, Organic Tamari, Organic Cold Pressed Flaxseed Oil, Organic Cold Pressed Olive Oil, Organic Coriander, Organic Green Chilli, Superfood blend [(1.5%) Organic Chlorella, Organic Spirulina, Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder], Xantham Gum (natural gum), Natural Flavour (essential oils), Himalayan Rock Salt. 


12/01/2013

Treat Yourself with Black Friday Sale

From Being Content 10% off with the code 'CONTENT'
ends 2nd of December
free shipping worldwide


From Spirit Beauty Lounge 15-20% off for purchase over $150 & above
with the code 'THANKYOU13'
ends 2nd of December


From Epic Beauty Bar 15% for orders over $100 with the code BLACKFRIDAY
Ends tonight 30th of November 
Customized samples with every order (don't forget to tell your skin type!)