The Most Flattering Beauty Trend You Never Tried Before

Sorry, Yoda –  I busted your lightsaber. May the force be with my glow.

Cosmically hypnotizing and magnetizing, the bluish tones of my brand new glow leaves me feeling like I’ve been stuck in Alderaan. Although I’m no intergalactic princess, I can’t thank Make Up Store enough for giving me that lightsaber-esque glow. While the fabled sword only has one color, the Swedish cosmetic brand’s Satin Gloss and High Tech Lighter packs the punch with a multidimensional glow that feels super transcendental.

As someone who is obsessed with glowing skin and a whole lotta extra shimmer, I can’t resist joining the bandwagon for filter-friendly highlighter-esque beauty products. But before I go on, is it really worth it to indulge in this trend?

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La Bella Vita with Stella and Bow

IMG_4215Giant Vintage sunnies | Are You Am I bodysuit | Reformation skirt | Marni belt | Stella and Bow jewelry | Ziio bracelet | Hello Kitty scrunchie | Balinese artisan-made bag | Amelie Pichard x Pamela Anderson shoes

Moving out of NYC sucks, but coming back to Singapore feels great! After being stuck in the snow for two months, all I really want is some warmer temps. As much as I want to rock my PVCs and leather in this little island, it’s literally too hot and humid to do that. So, I just had to remind myself (in the haze of the jet lag blur) that I need to start wearing breathable fabrics. Not to mention, that must also include cute jewelry!

In this case, I cannot resist myself from Stella and Bow’s newest Riviera jewelry collection. Inspired by Mexico, the L.A.-based jewelry brand exudes island vibes that make me feel like I’m in the country’s beautiful sandy beaches. (FYI, I’ve never been to Mexico, but I REALLY wanna go so badly!!!) From their 14K vermeil golds, opal stones and shimmering sterling silvers, I am immediately in love with the timelessness of each piece.

Most importantly, must such a beautiful treasure have a hefty price tag? No! Thankfully, each piece is extremely affordable at the price of a restaurant meal. Seriously, you must NOT sleep on Stella and Bow’s budget-friendly beauties!

FullSizeRender 3Calle Marlin ring – $80.00

FullSizeRender 2Hafa Hoops – $60.00

FullSizeRender 4El Anciote choker – $68 | Punta Vista necklace – $85

Tell me, what will you wear this collection with?

All jewelry from Stella and Bow were sent to me as samples

P.S. Sorry if my photos aren’t high-res enough! I just got back from NYC and when I do jewelry selfies, my angles suck! 😝

#OOTD: Law and Disorder

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Tokidoki and vintage hair clips | Rad & Refined x The Candy Kids choker | RE/DONE shirt | vintage ’90s dress | YSL bag | Stuart Weitzman sandals

Black and white; striped and solid; studs and bling. Is there anything you can and cannot do? Believe me, I’ve been there.

Today, I visited the National Gallery Museum, which was once the Singapore Supreme Court. Although I was aware that I’d be paying a visit to Old Supreme Court, little did I know that my outfit matched one of their displays! In this case, it was an exhibit that recreated an old-time police room with walls reminiscent of the prison cells that were once below the museum.

While dressing for court usually requires the proper clean and classy look, there is no such thing as law and order when it’s off-duty. I may have missed an opportunity to pull a Lindsay Lohan, but I’ve made up for it by breaking and making the rules.

Rule #1: DO mix prints!

Remember the days when your mom told you to wear solids and stripes? Well, she may be right except for one thing: you can wear stripes and checks in one outfit! It’s very pure ’90s grunge with that touch of Clueless mixed in; however, the most 2017 way of doing it is toss on your favorite slip dress with your well-loved striped tee. Make sure the dress is actually PRINTED!!! No look can be complete when two becomes one.

Rule #2: Sky is NEVER the limit!

The sages of fashion may tell you to wear embellishments in small doses, but here, there is no such thing. In fact, I like to throw on my studs and crystals. And if that ain’t enough, don’t be afraid to pull out your hair clips. Talk about the perfect marriage between class and camp!

Rule #3: WEAR things that don’t conventionally flatter your body

You once prayed to God to make your boobs grow until you can’t see your feet. Well, I did that and today, I try not to regret my wishes. As 32DD and 5’4″ gal (I don’t know what this is in meters, lah!), I’m actually wearing a boxy cropped tee and babydoll dress. Boxy tees and babydoll tees are NOT supposed to be on bustier bodies, but fuck that shit. Just do it when you wanna show off your waist, can?

#OOTD: The New Basics

What exactly are basics? It’s honestly so hard for me to define it, but it usually consists of the plainest items in the closet. T-shirts, jeans, white sneakers, LBDs…you name it! But, that’s not my type of basic.

Dying to know how exactly I define my basics? Here’s the recipe:

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