Swipe, swatch and play with Mamonde beauty at the new store

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When K-beauty brand Mamonde first landed in Singapore, the only way to get our hands on their products bursting with botanical benefits was to order it via Lazada.com. However, old-school me prefers being able to feel the textures, sniff the scents and swatch the colours – the last one being particularly important since I’ve got medium-warm toned skin. Which is why I was delighted to know that the brand had opened it’s first ever store in Singapore at Tangs VivoCity.
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Why your hair needs the Tangle Teezer Blow Styling Round Tool

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The secret to the perfect blow dry lies in using the right brush and hair dryer. While some might debate the importance of one over the other, I believe they are both equally important. A dryer without ionic technology and a powerful motor can completely undo all the benefits of a good brush and vice versa. Today I want to focus on the brush. I’ve recently been using the Tangle Teezer Blow Styling Round Tool, and it has truly transformed my hair drying routine.
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How to look your best – even when you don’t feel it

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You can barely breathe from a blocked nose, your eyes are watery and all the sneezing and coughing has left a mountain of tissue near you. There are few things worse than a bad cold. More so when your packed schedule won’t let you sit back with a hot mug of tea and your favourite movies/books. I know you feel miserable, but the good news is, you don’t have to look it. So whether it’s a presentation you just can’t postpone or a friend’s engagement party, these are my tips to ensure you look your best.

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Brand to know: Botani

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A little over a year ago, I was introduced to a fantastic skincare brand called Botani. Born of herbalist and naturopath Barbara Filokostas’s passion to help people attain their best, healthiest skin, each cream, serum, scrub and mist is formulated using only plant-based ingredients. Every Botani product is a combination of pure botanical ingredients and scientific innovation to ensure they give you the best possible results without affecting your body in any way.
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Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream is what you need for really, really good skin

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Fact: Lack of moisture emphasises fine lines, compromises the skin’s natural barrier and makes it look dull and feel rough. To combat this, you’re required to moisturise daily. Yet, most people overlook this basic, yet essential step that will set them on the right track in the pursuit of great skin. You want a moisturiser that will improve skin tone and texture without feeling too heavy or causing congestion.
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How to exfoliate based on your skin type

If you’ve read my previous post about the important skincare step you’re probably skipping, you’ll know that exfoliation plays a big part in keeping your skin healthy as well as reducing your chances of breaking out. But too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Over exfoliating can wreck havoc with your skin making it raw and sensitive. The key is knowing how often you need to exfoliate and finding the right exfoliator for your skin type.
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