Holy Grail

Integrate Curl Waterproof Mascara

7 Reasons for loving Integrate Curl Waterproof Mascara: 2nd Best Mascara I’ve Used

This post was first published in 2018. Five years on and I found myself repurchasing Integrate Curl Waterproof Mascara during my recent trip to Tokyo. When I first reviewed it, I was super delighted to find another beauty item to add to the holy grail family. Today, I am still happy using it. Read on if you are looking for […]

Cezanne Natural Cheek N Blusher

Cezanne Natural Cheek Blusher | Another Cheap Japan Makeup that Works

Hey friend, I’ve something cheap and good to share with you today – Cezanne Natural Cheek Blusher which I’d first hauled back from Okinawa in 2019. After using this blusher for more than 4 years, I am still loving it and have repurchased it many times. Check out the pros and cons of this Japan-made blusher which you can now

Media BB Cream

Why Kanebo Media BB Cream is still a Japan-must-buy after 6 years

Do you often break out from using BB cream? If you do, check out Media BB Cream as it has been proven to be safe on my pimple-prone skin. I like it so much I’ve repurchased this every time I visit Japan or Taiwan.  As you see, I’d never had much luck with BB cream. Most of them caused me

DHC Color Lip Cream

What I thought of DHC Lip Cream after 9 years (Incl. Swatch of DHC Color Lip Cream)

Hey guys, let’s talk about one popular beauty product from Japan – DHC Lip Cream. I first reviewed this product in 2014. Since then, some things have changed. For instance, they now have tinted ones known as DHC Color Lip Cream, and “extra moisturising” ones among others. I also found out a few cons of this product. Instead of updating

Xeomin Botox (Glabellar)

Botox Before & After: How many units needed in 30s and 40s?

My forehead wrinkles were banished for just over $200 back in 2014 when I first published this post about Botox treatment at Cutis Medical Laser Clinics.  During then, only 13 units of botox were administered to erase my forehead wrinkles, which included the glabella (the two vertical lines you see between your eyebrows) and horizontal crease lines. I was very

Clio Superproof Brush Liner

How Clio Superproof Brush Liner converted me into a lover of liquid eyeliner!

Clio Superproof Brush Liner has successfully converted me into a liquid liner lover. This is a big deal because I’d stayed away from liquid eyeliner for decades. The last time I’d used it was probably when I was still in my teens as I recalled liquid eyeliner being very difficult to use. Other than the need to have a steady

Things to buy in Malaysia

25 Things to Buy in Malaysia (2023): A Singaporean’s Perspective

What are the things worth buying from Malaysia? As many of you know, I travel to Malaysia frequently, at least twice a month. Over the years, I’ve figured out what are the stuff worth lugging back to Singapore. Obviously, with Singapore being the most expensive city in the world, many things may seem worthwhile to bring back from Malaysia, right?

Best Beauty Products to Buy (Collage)

17 Beauty products that I love and am still using today!

Since this is the buying season, I thought I’ll write a post on the beauty products to buy. This list contains 17 products that I love and am still using today. Hope it’ll help you in your festive shopping spree! :)  To give the listing some order, I’ll share it in the sequence of my usage. And of course, that would mean

Elizabeth Arden Lip Balm

Review of Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick

5 years after my first purchase, I’m still loving Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick. I first published this post in 2017 when I bought a trio pack at Changi Airport DFS. The tinted lip balms in shades of pink, red and nude felt like a practical addition to my luggage, protecting my lips from dry cabin air

L'oreal Lip and eye make-up remover

Review of L’Oreal Eye Makeup Remover | Countless bottles used for decades!

I’ve just topped up another two bottles of L’Oreal Eye Makeup Remover, and thought it’s time to update this post which I first published in July 2016. During then, I’d said that I was already using this great product for a decade or two, and how it deserved to be included in my SUPER Holy Grail List. Read on to find

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