The Year of the Rooster at Yauatcha
The Difference of Freshness – Nuori Skincare
24H in Shoreditch – A Staycation at Citizen M

Valentine’s Treats for Yourself

all ‘Valentine’s treats’ products available via lookfantastic* The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA* via the lookfantastic Beauty Box February*Baylis & Harding Jojoba, silk & almond candle available via Sowas Will Ich Auch Valentine’s Day for the Heartless True or not, my friends tell me I have no heart. It might be because films like La La Land leave me feeling pretty cold and I feel more than meh about Valentine’s Day. (Hey, just because Ryan Gosling is in it, doesn’t mean the story was good, ‘kay?) It might just the talk of a single lady who has yet to experience true romance –like tap dancing with my bae under the sunset–, who knows. Yet, while I couldn’t care less about Valentine’s Day as such, I do like the ‘romantic’ spirit. I mean, beautiful flower decorations everywhere, pastel-coloured pictures all over Instagram? Winter blues be gone! It’s also another excuse to…

The Year of the Rooster at Yauatcha

Every year, around Lunar New Year, I get a little sentimental. It’s the one holiday my family used to celebrate enthusiastically. My mum would decorate the house in red, we’d prepare traditional dishes for the day and a stop by the local pagoda was a must as well. It’s a shame I’m not able to celebrate this special time with my family, but I’m happy I was still able to have Lunar New Year food again at Yauatcha City together with Emma (bloomzy). I had such a great time last year, so I was looking forward to our celebratory lunch.

The Difference of Freshness – Nuori Skincare

Vital Foaming Cleanser | Perfecting Facial Oil NUORI* I can never say no to trying new skincare! Especially when a brand completely speaks to my aesthetics, like NUORI does. I know, I know, you are not supposed to choose your skincare regime based on its looks, but I’d be lying if I said their minimal packaging didn’t catch my eye. In the case of Danish skincare brand NUORI, however, the packaging reflects what NUORI is about: maximising efficacy & purity with their focus on freshness. Pure products – 100% free from preservatives and other synthetic additives. The Truth About Shelf Life I was baffled when I lay eyes on my NUORI products (isn’t baffled just a great word to describe surprise?). What’s a “Start using by…” date?  Of course, NUORI is aware of how foreign such a date seems to us, so everything is explained on the packaging. Instead of the usual, “use within 6…

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