You’ll always hate how your writing used to sound

I’m having a roaring good time cleaning out a writing folder filled with incomplete, half-assed fiction, themed articles on beauty, tech and health, as well as a bunch of incoherent poems, and God knows what else I might unearth. Painful as it is, the Recycle Bin is where they shall all go. I thought IContinue reading “You’ll always hate how your writing used to sound”

3 ways to wear Swarovski Crystal Pixie Nail Art!

Swarovski Crystal Pixie nail art is the manicure industry’s best kept secret. It’s still popular in Japan and the States, but strangely this style is quite rare in Singapore. I have seen some gorgeous pictures on Instagram so I was really excited when Vanitee matched me up with a lovely manicurist, Janelle from Nailbuddies, whoContinue reading “3 ways to wear Swarovski Crystal Pixie Nail Art!”

BlackBox SG – INNI Skincare

My ultimate skincare remedy for the festive season has arrived! Look no further if you too are worried about ruining your skin with anticipated late nights, booze and Christmas goodies. INNI by La Source Spa is a premium range created by beauty professionals from the popular beauty sanctuary, to give you results that parallel stepping into a spa. I’m featuringContinue reading “BlackBox SG – INNI Skincare”

BlackBox SG – Winter Organics

What’s new in my beauty stash?  A box of cool face and body products from Winter Organics that I’ve been psyched to try out! What are they: Calendula Shower Gel  Retail Size and Price: 200ml, $19.90 Lather and cleanse in a field of budding marigolds, refreshing your mind as well as your skin. The organic flower extract calmsContinue reading “BlackBox SG – Winter Organics”

The Face Inc – Revolutionary Primer Mist

Bustling with excitement as I’m writing this – The Face Inc has just, on 1 Nov, launched its Primer Mist and I’m honoured to be able to review this! Back in April, I had the pleasure of reviewing The Face Inc’s cleansing gel and active toner. I loved their lightweight texture and clear composition. And especially becauseContinue reading “The Face Inc – Revolutionary Primer Mist”

BlackBox SG – ProActiv+

No.1 acne treatment system Proactiv® has developed a more advanced Proactiv+ – an all-new acne-care system, now gentler and more effective than before. Completely reformulated from the ground up, Proactiv+ integrates Proactiv’s Smart Target Technology to deliver active ingredients directly into the pores to fight off breakouts. Proactiv+ is a medicated acne care treatment featuring aContinue reading “BlackBox SG – ProActiv+”

BlackBox SG – Dr Young Skincare

Hello! Haven’t updated in a long while, but I’m still alive! Got my hands on a bunch of skincare products from Dr Young Skincare, and had the luxury of pampering my skin with goods from their latest launch. They deserve a good long review. Thank you BlackBox SG! More exclusive Dr Young skincare sets are available at BlackBoxContinue reading “BlackBox SG – Dr Young Skincare”

A Better Florist

Only the freshest flowers for my dear mother on Mothers’ Day, and where better to get fresh floral cuts than A Better Florist? Specially curated, hand-made arrangements can be whisked to your doorstep with a few simple clicks. Blue Roses to fend off those weekday blues: Don’t wait to show your mom and others aroundContinue reading “A Better Florist”

BlackBox SG – The Face Inc

A peace of mind is what I got from trying out The Face Inc‘s cleansing gel and active toner. The clear, see-through consistency of both products attest to its au naturale qualities. And I just love the clean, simple fragrance! I found out about The Face Inc via this beautiful, exclusive set from the BlackBox SG, and was so glad to discover this quick facial fix at only a fraction off the market value!Continue reading “BlackBox SG – The Face Inc”

BlackBox SG – Formula 10.0.6 Review

I first noticed Formula 10.0.6 on a Priceline Pharmacy shelf in Brisbane because the brand’s bold words and bright perky packaging were hard to miss. I’m really ecstatic to try this oft-heard of skincare brand that has been around for 83 years. Thank you BlackBoxSG for allowing me to review FORMULA 10.0.6! Psst… don’t forget to apply my code ‘BBXJEAN10‘ at checkout forContinue reading “BlackBox SG – Formula 10.0.6 Review”

The Ultimate Cheat-Sheet To Decluttering Your Vanity Space

(Article originally published on HIPVAN, January 26.) All beauty lovers face the same problem: they find their room gradually being taken over by skincare and makeup products. Lipsticks all over the desk, toner bottles under the bed, sunscreens in the bookshelf and a skincare stash littering the floor. Does this sound like your bedroom? Come everyContinue reading “The Ultimate Cheat-Sheet To Decluttering Your Vanity Space”

Music and Endless Wintering

“Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.” ― Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World   Last night saw the revival of my 7-year-old iPod (above), opening an emotional floodgate of memories tagged to songs from another lifetime. Despite being in a badly scratchedContinue reading “Music and Endless Wintering”

[DIARY] WRITER’S BLOCK

Life caught me by the lapels and refused to let go. For a while now I’m almost afraid of looking at watches & clocks, seeing each day draw to an irrevocable close. 2015 is turning out very different from what I imagined, it’s little wonder that I’ve stopped churning out annual resolutions to ‘be better’, ‘work harder’,Continue reading “[DIARY] WRITER’S BLOCK”

[TAIPEI] oo7. PICTURE DIARY: RAINBOW BRIDGE

Rainbow Bridge Raohe Street, Songshan District Taipei City, Taiwan xoxo, Viktoria Jean

[TAIPEI] oo6. NIGHT MARKET HUSTLING

So we arrived at the famed Raohe Night Market 饒河街夜市 in Northern Taipei, which is in close proximity to Taipei’s Rainbow Bridge across Keelung River (another topic altogether), and accomplished the feat of exploring the entire district in a night. But hang on, this post is all about food! The night market 饒河 (Raohe) is namedContinue reading “[TAIPEI] oo6. NIGHT MARKET HUSTLING”

3 Obvious Reasons to Visit Maldives

1. Sun, Sand, Sea As we approach winter months, basking on the beach has never been more appealing. 2. Maldives is Instagram-Worthy P.S. Do not judge my failed jumpshots please. 3. Snorkeling and other water activities are practically free on most island resorts. Some resorts even provide the equipment and instructors to guide newbies along.Continue reading “3 Obvious Reasons to Visit Maldives”

Book Review: The State We’re In

Publisher: Headline Review Date Published: 4th July 2013 My Ratings: 7 / 10 Average Goodreads Ratings: 3.9 / 5 SYNOPSIS: What are the odds that the stranger sitting next to you on a plane is destined to change your life? Especially when they appear to be your opposite in every way. She’s a life-long optimist,Continue reading “Book Review: The State We’re In”

Maldives – Bandos Island Resort

Sun, sand, sky, sea – recipe for indulgences. And thus the three of us decided to go chasing dolphins in the setting sun! Maldives is indeed the perfect getaway. Self-shot with Jocelyn, Brenda and He-Cui. My hair was especially yummy that day, with a tinge of sea-salt. The awesome crew! And thus our journey toContinue reading “Maldives – Bandos Island Resort”

Coeur qui soupire n’a pas ce qu’il desire

Strong girls may protect themselves by being quiet and guarded so that their rebellion is known by only a few trusted others. They may be cranky and irascible and keep critics at a distance so that only people who love them know what they are up to. They may have the knack of shrugging offContinue reading “Coeur qui soupire n’a pas ce qu’il desire”