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A few weeks ago, I received a big box from Sally’s Box, filled with lots of pleasant surprises. It contained mask sheets, exfoliating cleansers, moisturizers… But my absolute favourite was the Moisture Melting Cleansing Balm. It reminded me of my beloved Banila Co. Clean It Zero, but with a key difference I’ll...

SEOUL, THE SLEEPLESS CITY Seoul is the city that never sleeps. Bustling with energy at any hour of the day and night, the city offers an exciting night life, peaceful oasis in the middle of the chaos, and a shopping experience like no other. Insadong, one of my favorite shopping areas in Seoul. The cafés are always...

Whenever I crave Chinese food, I head straight to Hakkasan. Located in Hanway Place, they offer the crème de la crème of Chinese fusion cuisine. Hakkasan is a great spot for a big group dinner such as a birthday party or post-happy hour outing because most of the dishes are in huge portions that can easily be shared....

These days, almost everybody has tried some variety of yoga at some point in his or her life. The yoga craze has been a global hit with health and wellness gurus, myself included! Not only is yoga relaxing and great for strengthening muscles, and is the rare form of exercise that doesn’t really feel too much like...

I’m often asked how to get rid of dark circles and puffy eyes. As a busy mom juggling a full-time job with a young family, I should be no stranger to these tell-tale signs of exhaustion and lack of sleep. But, they rarely appear on my face. It’s not just down to good genes. A healthy lifestyle and the right skincare...

I still remember when IOPE launched its retinol line in 1997. An instant hit, it quickly sold out in every store. People had to put down their names on a waiting list just to get their hands on a tube! Since then, the line has been revamped several times. The latest incarnation is BIO-RetinogenicTM, a new cutting-edge...

A well-brewed coffee is one of the greatest pleasures of life. The tasty brown liquid gives us the energy we need to start the day with the right foot. But, did you know it also does wonders for the skin? Coffee is rich in flavonoids, a group of antioxidants that prevents the damage caused by light, pollution, and...

Next time you decide to head over to the party island of Ibiza, make sure to book a trip to Lio, a stylish and sexy cabaret restaurant and bar overlooking the port of Ibiza. I went a couple of months ago when I was in Ibiza on a trip with my girlfriends and I can honestly say it was the highlight of my trip – and not...

I don’t wear very much makeup, but eyeliner is a must for me. It defines my eyes and makes me look fresher and sexier. I’ve lost count of how many different kinds I’ve tried over the years, mostly from high-end brands like Bobbi Brown, NARS, and Chanel. Some of them were good, some of them were bad, but none impressed...

Koreans’ innovative spirit never fails to amaze me. Whenever I think something can’t possibly be improved, they design some crazy new technology that really changes the beauty game. Take clay masks, for example. They are little pots of mud that clarify and purify skin. Pretty straightforward, right? What else can you do...