Bed-time musings

“Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.” ― Charles Bukowski Over drinks on a Friday, I realised being single must be a blessing, because really, I mean, if some lady got toContinue reading “Bed-time musings”

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”

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”

Holler Out! Pondok Jawa Timur

Dinner at Pondok Jawa Timur  on a Saturday Night, before our excursion to the iLights festival at Marina Bay. Thank you Aveline for hosting us! Before I go deeper into the authenticity of Pondok Jawa Timur’s Indonesian cuisine, I wanted to touch a little bit on HOLLER OUT, the latest foodie-tech app on the block, available on both iOS andContinue reading “Holler Out! Pondok Jawa Timur”

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”

[ETSY] FACTORY TWENTY-ONE

Rustic furniture with recycled, reclaimed materials has taken the UK by storm. Whereas ‘rustic’ can sometimes refer to furniture displaying a distinct lack of craftsmanship, this is clearly not the case for one inspiring woodwork designer and his crafts, which use a large amount of recycled materials – mainly English oak or old pallet wood.Continue reading “[ETSY] FACTORY TWENTY-ONE”

[ETSY] MILKCART – DESIGNER FURNITURE

Our Etsy journey continues with husband-and-wife duo from The MILKCART, a Sydney-based designer woodwork store. Inspired by simplicity of Danish furniture and light filled interiors of Australian homes, the duo’s great eye for detail has produced gorgeous, inspiring hand-crafted woodwork. Today we get up-close and personal with the creatives behind The MILKCART store. MILKCART Who: Ryan & Marnie McKnight What:  Handcrafted, upcycled furniture :Continue reading “[ETSY] MILKCART – DESIGNER FURNITURE”

[ETSY] POPOV LEATHER, BRITISH COLUMBIA

Lately I’ve been obsessed with all things leather. Black jackets over lace dresses, a denim top and synthetic leather jeans –  a whole new world of possibilities are out there with made-to-last durables. As travellers we all need a trusty, durable wallet that is able to withstand the harsh elements we may encounter. A solid leather piece can provide excellent protectionContinue reading “[ETSY] POPOV LEATHER, BRITISH COLUMBIA”

[ETSY] GRAPHICS FEATURE: HOPSKIPJUMPPAPER

Customised wall art concepts has become all the rage in contemporary Asian homes following a rise in hipster worshippers. Whereas this trend has been around in the West for quite some time, the idea has only recently been adopted in modern Asian interior design. Popularised by Etsy’s legion of talented graphic designers, it’s now really easy to purchase typography prints online andContinue reading “[ETSY] GRAPHICS FEATURE: HOPSKIPJUMPPAPER”

[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”

November, Please Be Awesome

Saying goodbye to a beautiful month of October, ushering in my favorite year-end season, with a resolution to be always mindful, never to treat anyone with a careless disregard. I was in London treading on mounds of fallen autumn leaves, feeling nostalgia for days gone by. And suddenly I’m in Christchurch with my fourth boutContinue reading “November, Please Be Awesome”

♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo2

{Installation} – [oo2] Noemie Matsumoto is accustomed to getting what she wants. A girl with a purpose. February 2017 South Korea “Noemie is late! I tried dialling her cellphone but it’s been going straight to voicemail.” “I wouldn’t be too worried. Knowing Noemie, she’s possibly hooked up with some fella on her way to Miller’s.”Continue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo2”