Category: Beauty

The Best Day to Night Make Up Looks for 2018

The secret to quickly shift from day makeup to night makeup is in adding more drama to the eyes. Go from the subtle nude shades to smouldering, smoky eye makeup, and you’ve got it nailed.

Eyeshadow Compacts that Have it All EYESHADOW 1) Laura Mercier Exotics Redefined Eye Colour Collection | 2) Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Big Sexy Eye Kit | 3) Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette 4) Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette | 5) Shu Uemura Fresh Nudes Palettes | 6) Nyx Professional Makeup The Natural Eye Shadow Palette | 7) Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Eye Shades

Lines and Curls to Add More Drama
Get that iconic Audrey Hepburn wingtip with these stay-on eyeliners and eyelash curlers! EYELINERS_CURLERS 1) Charlotte Tilbury Nocturnal Cat Eyes Shadow and Liner Set | 2) Nyx Super Fat Eye Marker | 3) Charlotte Tilbury Life-Changing Lashes Eyelash Curler | 4) Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler | 5) Laura Mercier Eyelash Curler | 6) Lancome Liner Plume

Make it Look Real with these Falsies!
False eyelashes are a must for any night eye makeup. They don’t just make your eyes stand out, they also lend that mysterious look to your face. LASHES 1) Glam by Manicare Sophia Minx Effect Lashes | 2) Ardell Faux Mini 810 Lashes | 3) Glam by Manicare Selena Intense Lashes | 4) Glam by Manicare Cara Dramatic Lashes | 5) Ardell Faux Mini 812 Lashes

MASCARA 1) Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Mascara | 2) Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Waterproof Mascara | 3) Lancome Definicils Lengthening and Defining Mascara | 4) Physicians Formula Argan Oil Mascara | 5) L’oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara | 6) Nyx The Skinny Mascara in Black

Define Gorgeous with Defined Brows BROWS 1) Lancome Monsieur Big Brow Crayon & Blending Brush | 2) Benefit Cosmetics Foolproof Brow Powder | 3) Mary Kay Brow Definer Pencil | 4) Laura Mercier Sketch and Intensify Brow Duo | 5) Nyx Eybrow Marker | 6) L’oreal Paris Brow Artist Genius Kit

Night-outs are made for unforgettable moments and of course, gorgeous photos to remember them by! Look fabulous in all your pictures by perfecting your contours and accentuating the highlights of your face  CONTOUR&HIGHLIGHT 1) Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Contour Stick | 2) Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Highlighter | 3) Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow | 4) Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer | 5) Mary Kay Glowing Finish Illuminating Stick | 6) L’oreal Paris Truematch Illuminating Liquid | 7) Laura Mercier Face Illuminator

Luckily for us, switching from daytime lip shades to night time lip shades is quite easy – just avoid anything bright and poppy! Stick to the nudes and darker shades and you’ve got the perfect lip shade to match your look. LIPSTICK SHADES 1) Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colour in Crushed Pecan | 2) Nyx Liquid Suede Creme Lipstick | 3) Shu Uemura Rogue Unlimited in OR520 and WN285 | 4) Charlotte Tilbury Modern Matte Lipstick in Glastonberry | 5) Lancome Absolu Rogue Matte in Shade 193 | 6) L’oreal Paris Rich Matte Addiction Lipstick in Plum Tuxedo

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There is Magic in Your Hair

The hair is the first thing people notice about you. It is not only a main aspect of your overall look. It also reflects your personality, your mood, and your overall health.

But the best thing about your beautiful hair is that it serves as the perfect canvas for dazzling accessories.

Take a look at these  mesmerizing, magical pieces that are sure to lend you a look straight out of fairy tale books!

Lulu Frost Radiant Headband
Carry the magic of the stars in your hair when you wear this beautiful headband from Lulu Frost.  Lulu-Frost-Radiant-Headband

Jennifer Behr Nivita Bobby Pin Set
Add some spark to your profile with this crystal bobby pin set. Jennifer-Behr-Nivita-Bobby-Pin-Set

Josette Gilded Leaf Metal Headband
Get that Greek Goddess look with this laurel-inspired headband from Josette.  Josette-Gilded-Leaf-Metal-Band

The Stella Quartz Crystal Crown
Channel your inner queen with this crystal crown you can wear for the occasion. The-Stella-Crown-Quartz-Crystal

Titania Leaf Crown
This golden headband looks just like it was wrought straight out of a storybook!  Titania-Leaf-Crown

Arrow Hairclip
Catchy but not over-the-top, this beautifully crafted hairpiece is perfect for completing your boho-chic outfit for the day.  Arrow-Hair-Clip

Eula Crystal Halo
Add some glimmer to your do when you don this sparkling crystal halo.

Kira Crystal Halo
Steal the show with this bejewelled laurel wreath. Kira-Crystal-Halo

Moon Hair Clip
Feel like a Lunar goddess with this beautifully crafted and embellished moon hair clip.  Moon-and-Light-Green-Gemstone-Hairclip

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Range

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I’ve been using the Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Day and Night Cream for almost half the year now (except for the 28 days I did my Jurlique Radiance Renewal 28 Day Programme and my skin has been so fresh the whole time!

This product is an anti-ageing skin care range designed to defend against the first signs of ageing and works to revitalise dull and dehydrated skin. As someone in their late 20s I can easily say I am seeing lines on my face that weren’t there before so I need all of the help that I can get!

I treat moisturisers and eye serums like a sunscreen, there’s no point putting it on after you get burnt. 

So start as early as you can with anti-ageing products, I actually started when I was 17 with anti-ageing and I know it’s a mix of good asian genes but it’s mainly me taking care of my skin day and night every single day since I was a teenager but it’s not too late for you to do the same!

Jessie x

Jurlique Body Care Range Review

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The first time I used Jurlique’s Softening Rose Body Lotion and Shower Gel I wasn’t sure, I was a little on the fence and I thought it smelt too strong and too ‘rosey’ but every time I had it on and I met up with friends (guys and girls) I would get soo many comments about what I’m wearing with everyone asking

“Why do you smell like a bouquet of roses!”

I was a little self-conscious

“Is it okay?” I asked

all they said was

“It’s amazing!”

as they proceeded to sniff my arms and legs. A different experience but nothing too weird when it’s your best friends haha.

From then on I embraced it knowing that these products were rich in organic botanicals, free from harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances. When I use the Shower Gel it cleanses without leaving the skin feeling dry, keeps it smooth and hydrated which is really important if I don’t want to have moisturiser on my body while I’m working from home, I can tell it’s still hydrated & won’t crack.

What I love about the Body Lotion is that it easily absorbs into the skin, so I don’t have to allocate 5 minutes into rubbing a lot of lotion on my legs when I’m running out the door! It is so hydrating and as I mentioned, it smells divine!

If Rose isn’t your favourite scent they have so many other gorgeous options such as Lavender, Lemon, Geranium and Clary Sage, and Citrus which I’ll be using next!

Jessie x

The Best Gifts for Travel Junkies

We all have that one friend who can’t seem to stay put in one place, always finding new places to explore and adventures to try out. Their biggest challenge? Packing light! Yes, it can be quite tempting to stuff all the things we just can’t live without in our travel trunks, even it it means more baggage weight. Luckily for us and our travel junkie friends, here are some genius travel goodies to make packing easier for us, and travel adventures more convenient and comfortable. Grab some for yourself or gift them to a friend, they are sure to take them wherever they go!

Jurlique Facial Experience

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If you like to be organised like me you would have started your Christmas shopping! Maybe it’s not so much organisation as it is excitement but nonetheless I have at least half of my gifts sorted! Woo! Sooo because of this I have decided to treat myself while walking around the shops by dropping into the Mid City Jurlique store for one of their 1 hour signature facials.

What I love most about the Jurlique facials is that it’s customised to your skin care concerns, a professional brush deeply cleanses the skin, boosts microcirculation and prepares your skin for the powerful professional-use only products. The best part is the relaxing neck, head and shoulder massage as well as an arm and hand exfoliation massage… bliss!

At the end of this session the beautician recommended I try the Jurlique Radiance Renewal 28 Day Programme at home. In it is 2 different moisturisers:

Step 1 - For the first 14 days, this lightweight, antioxidant rich lotion gently exfoliates to help even and renew skin tone and texture and assists with renewal of the skin.

Step 2 – For the last 14 days the luxurious cream smooths, protects and deeply replenishes the skin.

It’s been 28 days now, I only got a few breakouts right after the facial but this is normal whenever you get a facial but now my skin is so clear, it’s smooth and the skin tone is even! So putting on makeup is so easy and effortless because there isn’t any deep circles to deal with or unevenness in skin tone. Highly recommend giving it a try! Also, my bottles aren’t empty so I can go back to the program in 6 months and do it again!

But enough about my rambling – watch the video below if you don’t believe how relaxing this 1 hour signature facial is!

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan

Save or Splurge Gift Buying Guide

Can’t decide whether to save some dollars or to spoil everyone on your gift buying list? Whichever way you choose to go, here’s a handy guide on what to buy for your girlfriend, boyfriend or yourself ;)

I’ve found some of my favourite heels, boots and sneakers from YSL and if you just want to steal the look instead of take the plunge for the real deal I have some amazing options which your bank account may be grateful for. I’ve also found you some amazing options for bluetooth headphones and speakers as well as my favourite chronograph watches.

The Best Online Deals this Black Friday

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It’s the most awaited sale craze of the year this week as Black Friday is here! Get ready to shop for your favourite fashion, beauty, and gift items at the best prices and deals ever.

To help you make the most out of this year’s Black Friday offers, here is a list of our favourite shops along with promos and discount codes you can use on checkout. Save up to get the most from these deals. And why wait for Christmas week to go shopping for gifts? Go go go!

CONTIKI – Up to 30% off select 2018 trips. Valid until 11/27

MODA OPERANDI – 30% off sale styles. Use code 30EXTRA. Valid until 11/27.

NET-A-PORTER – 50% off new styles added on 11/24.

NIKE – 25% off sale styles. Used code EPIC25. Valid until 11/28.

SHOPBOP – 75% off sale items and 30% full-priced styles. 20% off on orders $200+, 25% off on orders $500+, and 30% off on orders $800+. Use code MORE17. Valid until 11/27

SAKS – Up to 60% off at the Thanksgiving sale. Valid until 11/24.

MACY’S – 20% off on Black Friday. Use code HURRY. Valid until 11/25.

YOOX – Extra 60% off. Valid from 11/26

NORDSTROM – Extra 20% off on select sale items. Valid from 11/24 to 11/27

SSENSE – Up to 50% off

MATCHESFASHION.COM – Up to 50% off on fall/winter styles

REVOLVE – Up to 50% off sale styles starting 11/23

LUISAVIAROMA - 20% off on items. Use code BFSUS17. Valid until 11/29

INTERMIX – 40% off selected full-priced styles. Valid until 11/23

J. CREW – 40% off on everything. Valid until 11/26

TOPSHOP – Up to 50% off and FREE SHIPPING. Valid from 11/22 to 11/27.

ASOS – 20% off everything. Use code WIN20. Valid from 11/28

MADEWELL – 25% off everything. Use code DONTSTRESS. Valid until 11/26

THE OUTNET – Extra 10% off on new arrivals on 11/24. Use code FRIYAY

FARFETCH – 50% off on items. Valid on 11/23 for a limited time only

URBAN OUTFITTERS – Buy one, get one 50% off. Valid from 11/22 to 11/24

SELFRIDGES & CO. – Up to 20% off on items. Use code SELFCCE. Valid until 11/26.

MYTHERESA – $15 off on purchases $60 and above. 30% off on selected items when you use code BLACK30

MISSGUIDED – 50% off everything excluding Sale & Carlibybel. Use code DIG50

ETSY – Great discounts on selected handcrafted items

FOREO – 22% off Luna Mini 2 and Iris, 25% off Issa plus free hybrid brush head with your purchase. Use code FOREOBF17. Valid until 11/29

ANN TAYLOR – 50% off everything. Use code THANKFUL. Valid until 11/24.

NASTY GAL – 30% off on items until 11/26 in the UK. 50% off on items until 11/26 in Australia

BOOHOO – 30%-50% off on products excluding sale items starting until 11/27 in the UK. 60% off on products excluding sale and premium items starting until 11/26 in the US. 50% off on products excluding sale and premium items until 11/27 in France, Australia, and Denmark

ALL SAINTS -  Up to 40% off on everything! Valid until 11/28

PARACHUTE – 20% on everything. Use code SALE17. Valid from 11/24 to 11/27

ELF – 50% off on orders $30 and above. Exclusions apply. Free shipping on orders $25 and above. Use code CELEBRATE. Valid until 11/27

KHIEL’S – $20 off on orders $65 and above. Use code JINGLE. Valid until 11/30

JAMES PERSE – Up to 70% off plus free shipping! Valid until 11/27.

So there you have it, our best deals for Black Friday. Hurry and shop now while the good items last. They won’t be there for long!

Jessie x


bikini-tan-girl bikini-tan-girl bikini-tan-girl bikini-tan-girl bikini-tan-girl bikini-tan-girl Beginning Boutique Cruz Bikini Set | Beginning La Lune Crystal Sunglasses | De Lorenzo Ocean Mist | Pure Tan Instant Tanning Foam Dark | Watermelon Bali Body

It’s not a secret that I’m a sucker for a little bikini and I loved this tangerine/ coral number from Beginning boutique. The tiny straps are perfect for tanning (not that my fake tan isn’t enough). Also, because it’s creeping into winter I’m not actually going into the water, instead I’m also faking that and spraying my locks with sea salt spray! Something I do daily whether the beach is involved or not to add texture to my naturally straight hair.

Jessie x

Photography by Wes Tan