Look Book | Floral In Distressed

When I saw this beautiful floral top, it instantly caught my eyes and I knew I had to get it. Got this top at a steal of only S$19.90. It’s an easy top to match. In this case, I play it off with ripped jeans to give it a little more attitude. I then pair it with a beautiful customize bag from Anastasiabyraine which is handmade by my talented friend Raine. Please do checkout her site after viewing the visual. It’s THE perfect gift to get for your friends or girlfriend because you can customize the design as well!

Outfit Details

Floral Top [ H&M ]

Ripped Jeans [ Bugis Street ]

That Rebel Studded Crossbody Bag [ Anastasiabyraine ]

Studded Lace-up Flat [ Pretty Ballerinas ]

Jagger Hoop Necklace [ The Ordinary Co ]

Photographed By

Johnathan Tan

Hugs, Cassandra

Look Book | Birthday Girl

Celebrating my 24th Birthday this year. This year birthday was a little different then the last because I’ve grew stronger as a person, I’ve done more things alone and for myself. I’ve learnt to put myself first this year.

I’ve become more independent now while still believing in love in which I think that makes me stronger. This year, it’s going to be great because I choose to make it that way.This lace dress was a perfect fit for me, I’ve gotten it for a while but kept it for special occasion so guess what, if Birthday isn’t special enough then I don’t know what is. Anyway I’m off to celebrate, do check out Opulence Label, they have really good quality collection of clothing.

Outfit Details

Calista Crochet Dip Hem Dress [ Opulence Label ]

Heels [ Zalora Label ]

Photographed By

Johnathan Tan

Hugs, Cassandra

Lush | Go Any Where

Hi lovely,

I’m back with another Lush post and let just say, Lush never fail! There is some really interesting products to share this time round so lets hop right into it!Metamorphosis Bath Bomb [ S$12 ]

Lush Bath Bomb are literally what they are known for so of course it would be in this post! Just by the look itself of Metamorphosis, you might think it’s gonna comes out grey and dark, but WRONG. Once the outer layer of grey fizzy off almost as immediately, outburst a medley of orange, pink, yellow and green, releasing tranquil aromas of black pepper and myrrh to cleanse!

New Shampoo Bar [ S$24 ]

The name of this Shampoo Bar is literally call New! XD What this shampoo bar does is that it stimulate tired scalp that’s suffering from hormonal hair loss with spice. I loveee lush shampoo bar so much because they are travel friendly and omg, they foam so well by just rubbing the shampoo bar on your wet hair. It latter up so well which means I don’t find myself using so much product as compared to using the shampoo gel form. It’s just so much more convenient to use too. Definitely highly recommend you all to try out shampoo bar.

Damaged Hair Treatment [ S$24 ]

This is one of the new interesting products that I’ve got to try. It’s a hot hair oil treatment on a stick, so cute right! Basically all you have to do is slowly add a small amount of hot water to the solid treatment and stir gently. Once the treatment has all melted, apply directly to dry hair and leave for around 20 minutes before shampooing, this treatment will hydrate and replenish your beautiful hair with ingredients such as extra virgin olive, shine-enhancing almond and avocado oils . It’s perfect for my hair as I’ve really dry ends! Side note, I actually break it in 3 pieces because I want to have a few uses!Drop Of Hope Soap [ S$18 ]

Another item Lush is known for is their soap, this one in particular is made from oil extracted of rapeseed plant. With a delicate blend of moisturising silken tofu and protective pioppino mushrooms, the soap will keep your skin hydrated!Finally, I’m leaving the most interesting and new products from Lush which is their Tooth Tab and Mouthwash Tab. They are super travel friendly (to be honest, 80% of Lush products I found are very travel friendly) and so easy to use!!! You can just bring it with you in a small container or just pop the entire bottle in you bag. One tab is all you need in each use.

Bling! Toothy Tabs [ S$13 ]

I was so intrigue when I was first introduced this product, I was like for real, this tab can replace my tooth paste? So after I’ve got home that night, I tried it and I’ve been using this tab to brush my teeth everyday. Bling! is a dazzling tabs, rolled in edible golden sparkle which is papain extract. Taste wise is orange with a zing! All you have to do is nibble one of these shiny tabs between your teeth to break it up, then start brushing, it’s that simple!

Crème De Menthe Mouthwash Tabs [ S$18 ]

Another new item is this peppermint mouthwash tab which I enjoy using this a lot too! Just pop one tab into the mouth, take a sip of water to start the fizz then nibble it and swish before spitting out. Alternately, you can also dissolve a mouthwash tab in a small amount of water and rinse the mouth that way. I love this peppermint mouthwash! No burning sensation as compare to usual mouthwash.

Ugai Mouthwash Tabs [ S$18 ]

Ugai is another mouthwash tabs that’s suitable for the green tea and sea salt lover. Inspired by the Japanese custom of gargling to maintain health and vitality, each tab are packed with tantalising herbal taste to deeply cleanse and comfort your mouth. Antibacterial tea tree and sea salt offer freshness, while green tea gives a quenching, verdant flavour.Knot Wraps [ S$9-S$24 ]

Some of you might have know by now that Lush is a company that’s environmentally friendly, so it’s no surprise that they would introduce knot wraps as an alternative to usual packaging. If you didn’t know, even all of the paper wrap in Lush are made of recyclable material. The most interesting part about these knot wraps is that all of them are made from 100% recycled plastic, and can be used again and again! I really like that idea because lets be honest, we know how crazy the amount of plastic is being dump each day. There are actually so many ways to use a knot wraps, as head accessory to bag and as gift wrapper. Mine was tie into a bag which is super cute!

Do head down to Lush store to see the products yourself! Hope you enjoy the information shared here about the products!

Thanks Lush for having me once again! xx

Hugs, Cassandra

Nexcare™ x LINE

If you’ve ever had to deal with acne-prone skin at some point in your life, you might probably have heard of acne patch. Today, I’m gonna share with you the ones from Nexcare™ Acne Patch. What this acne patch does is it absorbs the oily secretion and pus to help clear acne with ingredients like hydrocolloid.

To tell that it’s working, the cover will turn white after absorbing all the oil from the pimple as seen below.

I tend to unconsciously touch and squeeze my pimples and if you’re like me, then an acne patch would be handy because you are reducing hand contact. What’s even more interesting is that Nexcare™ Acne Patch is waterproof yet breathable and can be used under makeup as well.

I had some acne struggle back in my secondary school days especially on my forehead cause I was rocking bangs back then, if only these acne patch was made known to me back then.

Nexcare™ Acne Patch  comes in 3 different types, Men, Ladies and thinner.

As you can see the most interesting part of this product is the newly refreshed packaging that screams cuteness!

I enjoy using the thinner one as it’s the least visible one of all. If you have a bigger breakout then I would suggest using the ladies or men type which come in larger sizes – perfect for overnight use. You can pack them in your bag too since it’s very compact, making it easy to bring around so you are always well prepared.

Now here’s something fun for all LINE fans to take part in! Nexcare™ Acne Patch has collaborated with LINE to bring you a weekly LINE Fun questionnaire with 3M Hampers worth $50 up for grabs! Simply download the app and turn on push notifications to be notified the moment a new questionnaire is available each week. 40 lucky winners with the right answers will be chosen.

What’s more, the first 500 people who sign up on the LINE app each week will get a free Nexcare™  Acne Patch sample!

Get your hands on this newly refreshed packaging at Guardian or Watsons with 5% additional discount just by using the LINE App (Valid between 20th April – 17th May).

You can also get it on LAZADA page to enjoy the 5% additional discount with promo code “NEXCARELINE” (Valid between 20th April – 31 May).

ORBIS | Sakura Inspired Look

Sponsored

ORBIS had recently launch their Limited Edition Sakura-themed beauty products to celebrate the Spring Season.

As we all know, Japanese love their Sakura and Japanese ladies tend to wear minimal makeup as they like to look more natural hence this is what I’m going for in this look.

Here’s a quick and easy step by step guide. The base makeup has already been done so I will jump right into using the products shown above.

That’s the look, simple, clean and a hint of sweetness.

Product details are list down below.

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Rooibos Blend Tea Sakura (Limited Edition)

S$22 | 15 Packets per box

The aroma of the tea smell like very sweet flower. Any tea lover who love flower tea will definitely enjoy this.

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Twin Gradation Eye Color Cherry Blossom (Limited Edition)

S$18 | 1.5g

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Balloon Puff Cheek Pink Bloom (Limited Edition)

S$28 | 3.5g

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Essence Gloss Rouge Mandarin Red

S$20 | 7g

All of these products are now available in stores at All ORBIS counters except Robinsons The Heeren.

You can also find out more about them at [ https://orbis.com.sg/ ] or their Facebook page.

Hugs, Cassandra

 

 

 

Look Book | Bring Me To New York

Styling graphic is something new for me since I don’t really wear them unlike my girl Christy who rocks graphic tee like second skin.

In this second installment of our collaboration, we are styling Graphic Tee. You can check out HERE for the first one.

Since I’m not someone who wears graphic tee all the time, I decided to pick something simple such as wordings. This way I would actually still wear it even after the shoot. #beingrealistic

Because my shirt is simple, hence I opt to play with coat and accessories. I toughen up the look by rocking my circle choker and decked in a fur vest. Keeping to the circle accessories theme, I wore a pair of black circle studs earrings.

Because the top half is so edgy, I wanted to keep the overall look a little chic so I complete it with a pair of sheer socks in kitten heels. You will definitely see me in sheer sock again!

Now that you have seen my look, it’s time to hope over to my girl Christy’s Look Book because hers scream a totally different vibe and you are gonna like it!

Outfit Details

Graphic Tee [ Cotton On ]

Fur Vest [ New Look ]

Kitten Heels | Earrings [ H&M ]

Choker [ Forever 21 ]

Bag [ Charles and Keith ]

Sheer Socks [ Rubi ]

Photographed By

Christy

A Day With Me | Through the lens of IPhone 7 Plus

Saturday | 11 March 2017

It was an amazing fun filled day pack with activities!

With just 3 hours of sleep and maybe 10-15minutes of dozing off in the cab, I manage to stay awake and have so much fun!

So here is how it went

  • [ 8am ] Hiking at Bukit Timah Reserve
  • [ 11am ] Burger King Breakfast
  • [ 12pm ] Swimming and Sauna
  • [ 4pm ] Genki Sushi
  • [ 5pm ] Manicure
  • [ 7pm ] Suzette Cafe
  • [ 8pm ] I Light Marina Bay & Carnival

All shots are shoot using IPhone 7 plus by bestie Bloom & myself. I was so impress by the lens and how the portrait mode can produces some pretty good pictures. Of course not forgetting my bestie for helping me to shoot the pool shots as well as others.

Special thanks to our lovely Senior Jean for joining us in the morning and letting us hit the pool and sauna!

I Light Marina Bay was awesome and this coming weekend you guys should go check it out yourself.  From what I know, this festival is on going till 26 March! There’s also a carnival around call Guesto Beats which my bestie and I had so much fun at so you really need to go check it out yourself!

What I’m Wearing

Swimwear [ Cotton On Body ]

Jen Everyday Hooded Parka [ Topazette ]

Sport footwear [ Nike ]

Backbag [ Charles & Keith ]

Hugs, Cassandra

Reflections Organics | Eco-friendly makeup line

Reflections Organics, founded by Nerissa is a local homegrown brand that’s organic, eco-friendly and cruelty-free makeup line. The colour pigmentation is on point and certainly impressed me upon trying it out myself. Reflections Organics consist a diverse range of highly pigmented and long lasting makeup from Anti-aging BB cream, mineral powder, highlighters, blush and the list goes on and on.

Each product is formulated with up to 90% USDA certified organic ingredients, while providing the wholesome natural nourishment for skin.

Since our skin also absorbs any chemicals in the cosmetics, Reflections Organics aims to protects your health as well as fragile ecosystems of the Earth with detailed attention for environmentally-friendly packaging such using soy-based ink for labels or translucent boxes to reduce printing wastage and recyclable pouches for packaging.

Their products are of quality so you get what you pay for. I use to think that organic products are not as pigmented until I’ve tried out Reflections Organics makeup that really change my persective. The two products that I’ve been using are the Sheer Mineral Bronzer and Mineral Eye Shadow. Since they are both really highly pigmented, I really only need a small amount of products in each use. The texture is very smooth and glides on the skin easily. The first shade on the top is the bronzer and the shade in the bottom is the eye shadow.

Reflections Organics believe in giving back to the less-privileged families hence Reflections is a supporter to the children of needy families in Christian Life Church in Cebu, Bantayan since the brand’s inception through donating a portion of profits made into providing for their education and livelihood. In fact, Nerissa personally has 2 kids whom she has been sponsoring for 2 years now. It’s always a beautiful thing when brands remembers to give back.

To learn more about the brands, you can check out their site at https://www.reflectionsorganics.com/.

You can also check out their Facebook or Instagram.

Last but not least, Reflections Organics is kindly giving my readers an exclusive 10% off when you key in ROCassandra17. (Code is valid from now till March 2017)

Hope you do check out their products and love it as much as I do!

Hugs,

Cassandra

My First Chemical Peeling Experience | Charismata Aesthetics

Here’s what I have to say

Firstly, it my first ever Chemical Peeling treatment which is done at Charismata Aesthetics. I was kind of worried at first since I’m in the mid of having a breakout as well as areas that are recovering hence, the idea of “Chemical Peel” sounds a little daunting to me. I even double confirm to ensure that with my skin condition, it isn’t gonna have a bad effect.

For Chemical Peeling based on my Beauty Therapist Kerlyn, she shared that the basic amount of acid use is around 35%. Since it’s my first try, she went with that amount. The acid at most should NEVER exceed 60% caused that would eventually burn the skin. (interesting to know)

Secondly, many would have asked does it hurt? For me, no. At 35%, you can feel a little bit of tingly effect but certainly not burning for me. I particularly enjoy the process because halfway through, I fall asleep. What woke me up was the COLD acne control relief mask that has Aloe Vera and a strong hint of Mint which is super cooling~ Instant refreshing!

Even though chemical peeling sound strong, it’s surprising quite mild on my skin, so mild that I would prefer a little stronger because the usual kind of facial that I’ve been before would go through the process of squeezing out the clogged pores. Which is why it hurts but I do prefer most my pore getting unclogging hence I didn’t mind enduring the pain.

As for chemical peeling, it perfect for people who doesn’t want to deal with any pain; have sensitive skin or even severe acne skin. Because Kerlyn shared that she used to have severe acne skin on her forehead area where she would go to doctors, go on pills and spend tons of money but what in the end really works for her was chemically peeling. Now if you look at her, you would not believe she used to have problematic skin.

. In my opinion, is best to go Chemical Peel Treatment a few times for long term result. Obviously, you can see the different after the first try where your skin is brighter, smoother and clearer, but if you want long term result then pampering yourself with Chemical Peeling would means better skin over time.

With all these said, if yourself or your friends are interested in trying out Chemical Peeling Treatment, 1 session is S$248 but Charismata Aesthetics is giving my readers 10% off if you quote my name! I hope this post gives you a little clarification and if you need to know more, just hit me up in the comment section below!

Thank you Charismata Aesthetics, for having me and the very sweet Eileen who was there the whole time to capture all these shots <3

Hugs, Cassandra