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MAKEUP

Review: ILIA Organic Red Lipsticks & Lip Crayon

Organic lippies have turned into a recent obsession of mine. I see the instant difference a splash of lip color makes on dull-looking skin. I especially love the many shades of red against my oriental fair skin. Unfortunately, most organic lipsticks (or I should say, 100% natural lipsticks made from …

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SPA

Review: Flare Wellness Botanical Radiance Facial

Amongst Singapore’s small handful of organic facial spas, Flare Wellness is one of them. Founded by Sharifah Fazzeleen in 2012, Flare Wellness is an organic wellness boutique centrally located at Bugis Cube, directly across from Hotel Inter-Continental. Here, they carry over 14 organic skincare brands with a good selection of …

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EATS

Review: Thomas Chipman Beetroot Chips

Not long ago, I was at NTUC Fairprice Finest and saw these red bags of chips on sale: Buy 1-get-1. I love beetroot so it didn’t take me long to grab two packets. Some people might not like the earthy flavor of beetroot but I love it; and I was …

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HAIR

Review: Warbotanicals Moroccan Rose Shampoo & Conditioner

When it comes to washing hair, pick up any shampoo bottle and I guarantee you will find sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS, listed high on the ingredients list. SLS is a cheap chemical agent that gives shampoo that nice thick foamy lather we all love. The sad fact is SLS …

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HAIR

Review: Aveda Pure Abundance Style-Prep

I was excited to hear about Aveda’s newly launched Pure Abundance Style-Prep. The name of the product doesn’t tell you much but it is essentially a voluminizing spray. Keeping to Aveda’s philosophy of holistic wellness, this prep spray was created to give hair the kind of volume that feels natural. …

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BODY

Review: Aesop Protective Body Lotion SPF50

Aesop fans will be happy to know that this year Aesop’s new summer skin care range is kicking off with a new sunscreen that doubles as a body lotion. If there’s a first for Aesop, this is it – Aesop’s first body lotion with water-resistant broad-spectrum SPF50 protection. The tagline …

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BODY

Review: Neal’s Yard Remedies Jasmine & Ylang Ylang Body Oil

Up until now, I have always moisturized my body with lotion. My initial impression when asked to review a body oil sounded a little too greasy for my liking. Little did I know, I was in for a mindset shift. Not to be confused with massage oils, body oils are …

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FACE

Review: Aqua Aria Porcelain Cleansing Bar

Times have changed. Women are no longer washing face with the same bar of soap used to wash the rest of the body. These days, beauty cleansing bars – as they are now called, are a new generation of soaps made with premium ingredients to give you healthy looking complexion. …

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FACE

Review: Aesop Tea Tree Leaf Facial Exfoliant

Digging through my box of natural products and looking for an exfoliant, I found this cute little brown glass bottle. Housed in an old school medicinal looking mini glass bottle is Aesop’s precious dry blend of crushed aloe vera powder, walnut shell powder and dried tea tree leaf. Aesop Tea …

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Review: Antipodes Hosanna H2O Skin-Plumping Serum

This is literally getting the best of New Zealand nature elements in a bottle. Antipodes is a scientifically certified organic skincare brand that uses local ingredients grown on organic native soil like manuka honey, harekeke flax, mamaku black fern and pohutukawa bloom; where the land is pure and green, with …

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