Essential oils 101 with Cheryl Gan from Hysses

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If you’ve always wanted to use essential oils in your home or office or add them to your skincare routine, but weren’t sure how, please keep reading. I had the opportunity to quiz Cheryl Gan, founder and managing director of Singaporean local brand Hysses (formerly known as Mt.Sapola and pronounced hi-sirs), purveyors of pure essential oils, natural skincare and natural aromatherapy products. Cheryl who has grown the business from a single store in Singapore to 14 boutiques across the island and five in neighbouring Malaysia, over the last 10 years, was happy to share the benefits, and the best ways and store and use essential oils.
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Swatches + First Impressions: NARS Powermatte Lip Pigment

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NARS has finally launched a range of matte liquid lipsticks and you won’t be disappointed. The Powermatte Lip Pigments are everything you would expect from the brand: pigmented, lightweight, easy to apply and long-wearing in a range of colours to please everyone. Literally. As you will see the range has everything from dusty roses, blue reds to black.
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The secret to chok chok glowing skin according to Park Shin Hye

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Unless you’ve been on a digital detox for the last few years and unplugged all your computers, you will be somewhat familiar with Korean skincare and makeup trends. Soft, straight ulzzang eyebrows, aegyosal that make your eyes look they’re smiling and chok chok glowing skin are all Korean exports. BB and CC creams, essences, cushion compacts and snail mucus were all introduced to beauty junkies around the world by Korea.
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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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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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