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Best Beauty Products 2019

16 Best Beauty Products & Services of 2019 (Plus Christmas Gift Guide)

  Hi all, ready to see the 16 Best Beauty Products & Services reviewed in the whole of 2019? These top reviews have received a rating of at least 4.5 out of a 5-star rating. I think these make for great Christmas gifts for loved ones. Check them out!   Best Beauty Products of 2019 The Best Products of 2019 …

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L'Oreal Micellar Water

Review – Does L’Oreal Micellar Water Clean better than a Cleansing Oil?

  Editor Note (Dec 2019): This post was first published in June 2019. After using L’Oreal Micellar Water for a few more months, I’m starting to love it. Hence, I’m updating the pros and cons to reflect for renewed perspective.  Ever since I reached my 40s, I found myself constantly battling dry and flaky skin. One thing I did recently …

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Anti-aging: Is it better to eat your tomatoes raw or cooked?

Did you know that tomato is a good anti-aging food? Rich in antioxidant, tomato can slow down the oxidation process taking place in the body, which is a leading cause of aging. But is it better to take your tomatoes raw or cooked?  Contrary to logical belief, tomatoes are best taken when cooked. The cooking process boosts the antioxidant power …

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Dotonbori Osaka

Dotonbori on a Weekday Night was no less happening! (Osaka Day 1 – Part 2)

Dotonbori is probably the most popular tourist attraction in South Osaka (Minami). I was there on a Monday night and was surprised at how happening the place was even after 9pm. Let me walk you through my experience wandering around Dotonbori (also known as Dotombori). For better continuity, you may want to check out what we did earlier, including how we …

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Fitbit Cyber monday deals

Did you snag a great deal this festive season? Check out what I bought!

Hey Peeps,  How have you been? I’ve been really busy lately, working on something extremely important. I was shopping diligently everyday and “working overtime” a few days before Black Friday all the way till Cyber Monday (and Tuesday in Singapore GMT: +8). :) In fact, I was up till 5am on Cyber Monday trying to finalize my USA orders :) …

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Kansai Airport Train Station

Day 1 Osaka Travelogue: From Singapore to Osaka (Plus First Night in Osaka)

Welcome to a new travelogue! This post will kick-start our 2-Week Osaka Trip where we spent Day 1 making our way from Singapore to Osaka, and then spent the rest of the night checking out Dotonbori. Enjoy our Japan story which will include lots of tips! If you just like a quick glimpse of our 15-day Osaka itinerary, check out the …

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Skin Aqua UV Essence

Skin Aqua UV Essence Review: Affordable Japanese sunscreen with one imperfection

  The one thing that I’ll always bring back from Japan is none other than a Japanese sunscreen. In my recent trip to Nippon, I bought a few tubes including Skin Aqua UV Essence SPF50+. This is by far the cheapest sunscreen that I’ve gotten in Japan and I wondered how Skin Aqua would match up with the other great …

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salon de pro

SALON de PRO Hair Mascara is not just great at covering gray hair roots easily (Review)

  Need a quick and easy solution to conceal your gray hair roots? Today, we’ll review SALON de PRO Hair Mascara, a temporary hair dye that I’ve used for a few months and highly recommend. This hair mascara works fast, creates no mess and is great for use in between hair colouring jobs. Read on and I’ll share with you …

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Xeomin Botox (Glabellar)

Botox Review at Cutis Medical Laser Clinics | $208 to get rid of Forehead Wrinkles

  Editor Note (Nov 2019): This post was first published in 2015 when I was still in my 30s. Now that, I’m in my early 40s, I’ve increased my botox units from 13 to 30. This increase is partly due to an additional area that I’m treating (around the eyes) – view eye botox review.  I’m still having my botox …

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Katsuren Castle Ruin Okinawa

Why Okinawa Katsuren Castle Ruins is worth a visit, even on a Cloudy Day (Day 8 – Part 1)

  Hey, I’m going to show you another castle in Okinawa. It’s Katsuren Castle Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located right between Nago and Naha cities. We visited the castle on Day 8 of our Okinawa summer itinerary, which if you recall is the day Typhoon Prapiroon was expected to hit Okinawa. Yes, unfortunately, the typhoon would make a …

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