5 Beauty Hacks Every Busy Mum Needs To Know

MULTI-TASKING PRODUCTS Ask any busy mum whether they have had time to exfoliate their faces and put on a mask, chances are that they will say they haven’t even cleansed their faces properly all day. Well guess what, we found the perfect multi-tasking exfoliant which also works as a mask! Chai’s Crystal Healing Oxygenating Facial Scrub is a mask which transforms into a fine crustal scrub upon removal. But that’s not all. This is an oxygen-releasing formula which infuses previous oxygen and positive ions into your skin for the fresh out-of-shower glow.   PERMANENT MAKEUP Not entirely new, microblading solves the bald eyebrow busy mum problem. This is a form of semi-permanent tattooing of the eyebrows, delivering pigments using a tiny blade in delicate, hair-like strokes, which looks exactly like your own brow strands. This gives previously sparse (and sad) brows a well-groomed look, without looking fake, unlike what solid tattooed eyebrows. There is rarely a need to fill in brows with makeup after microblading, and even if you did, Continue Reading

Bridal Beauty: An Essential Beauty Checklist From An Aesthetic Doctor

December is the wedding season in Singapore, according to a recent survey published by the Department of Statistics. For some, December woud seem like an odd month to get married; it is the rainy season (so outdoor ceremonies may have to be scrapped unless you want to say your vows in the pouring rain), most people you would probably want to invite would be making plans for family holidays. But it is true that most couples choose the festive season for their nuptials, when work slows down in general and they are able to take time off work more easily. If you have plans to tie the knot with your man at the end of the year, you should have most of the big decisions made by now, such as announcing your engagement and setting the date (yes hello? You want people you are going to invite to save the date and actually attend your wedding, yes?), booked the venue, your wedding stylist, your photographer and videographer (these get booked Continue Reading

The 5 Hair Mistakes That Make You Look Older

  There’s nothing quite like a great haircut. That feeling when you can’t stop catching a glimpse of yourself in the mirror or running your hands through your new layers is priceless. Unfortunately, a bad hairstyle can cut through all that confidence and leave you looking older than you are. A bad hairstyle isn’t always so easy to identify—and, chances are, if you don’t have a total hacksaw job, you probably think you are doing everything right with your current look (hello, high school yearbook photo). There are certain mistakes you may be making without even knowing it. Scarier still? These strand snafus may be making you look a lot older. Here are eight mistakes that might be costing you.   MISTAKE 1: RAPUNZEL-LONG There is one common style mistake women make time and time again: not getting a haircut often enough. Even just a trim will keep hair in its best shape. Split ends climb up the hair, so, for long hair especially. Fix: Experts recommend a trim every Continue Reading

How To Layer Your Skincare Products

This might sound a little redundant, I understand. “Seriously? Just apply them all”, right? Apparently, the order of things does matter. So instead of just piling them on, let’s learn from the pros.   Step 1. Cleanse Most people wouldn’t have given much thought to the importance of facial cleansing, but cleansing is more than just cleaning. It is the best way to prep your skin to ensure your skin reaps the benefit from all your other expensive skincare products! Exfoliating every now and then also physically removes dead skin cells (which are really only there to dull your complexion), and also stimulates your skin’s regenerative process.   Step 2. Tone “Is a toner really necessary?” – one of the most asked questions. A toner is meant to remove last traces of unwanted skin debris such as oil and makeup, and they also contain ingredients which repairs and soothes the skin’s surface. Cleopatra’s secret was rose water, a natural facial toner, which made her skin soft and smooth. But today’s Continue Reading

Manscaping: A Man’s Guide to Getting Rid of Body Hair

Do the ladies dig your hair, or is it time to clean up the superfluous fur? A new study reveals that hirsute cavemen are out, ‘cos more modern men are extending their hair grooming efforts to below their necks, which might involve shaving off the wooly jumper, trimming the bushes, and even the pristine ‘Boyzillian’- the male Brazillian wax. Once the preserve of women, and gay or metrosexual men, surveys report that male body grooming is becoming increasingly mainstream, particularly amongst young men aged 16-24, and quickly catching on with the more mature crowd as well. Some suggest that this manscaping trend might have been sparked off by well-trimmed or fuzz-free elite athletes and style icons such as David Beckham, Christiano Ronaldo, Daniel Craig, David Gandy and hordes of boyish-looking K-Pop stars. Besides triathletes trying to gain an advantage by going totally bare down there, many of the world’s hottest male celebrities have opted to tame their body hair to best display their glowing skin (or intricate tattoo art) and hard-earned, Continue Reading