Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Earlier today, Leanne has kindly nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thank you so much, Leanne! Without much further ado, here we go:


The Rules

  • Thank the nominator
  • Display the award in your post
  • Answer the 10 questions
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers
  • Create 10 questions for your nominees

My Answers

Why did you start blogging?

I needed an outlet for my love for makeup, travel, and skincare. I just had way too much to say about products that I’ve tried, or have gotten others to try to keep it all up in my head…so online my thoughts went 🙂

What’s your favorite TV show?

Crime shows: CSI Las Vegas, Bones, Criminal Mind and Law and Order: SVU.

Do you have a favorite fashion designer?

Depends on what we’re talking about:

Bags: Tory Burch, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors

Shoes: Tory Burch, Melissa

Clothes: It’s a toss-up between Zara, COS and Tahari because it depends on the purpose and function of the outfit 🙂

Who is your celebrity crush?

BAHAHAHAHA Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans. As you can tell, I had a really good time watching The Avengers 🙂

Tea or coffee?

Definitely coffee. Without a single doubt.

What’s something you’re scared of?

Clusters of freakin’ holes. You know when you read the comments on sites like Buzzfeed and there will always be at least ONE commenter who writes, “______________. Google it. I dare you”. Yep, I should’ve never done it that time I read “Trypophobia” in that blank….and I googled it. My life has never been the same again because now I can put a name to the reason why my skin crawls whenever I see tightly packed rows of holes, symmetrical or not.

What was the last movie you saw in theaters?

The Avengers!

What is your favorite fruit?


Do you play any sports?

LOL. I try to get myself to a gym. That’s pretty much as sporty as I can get as I’m seriously way too clumsy.

What’s your go-to outfit?

Dark pants, a nice colourful top, light scarf and wedges.



My Questions

  1. What’s your morning and evening skin care routine like?
  2. Who’s your favourite singer/band for a rainy day?
  3. What is your go-to makeup look for days when you woke up late and you only have 10 – 15 minutes to spare before you absolutely have to head out the door?
  4. What’s your secret weapon to zapping pesky blemishes?
  5. What’s your favorite Starbucks drink?
  6. Who would you call when you see a roach in your bedroom?
  7. What are the first five songs on your current playlist?
  8. If money were not an issue, where would you go and why?
  9. Dogs or cats?
  10. What do you do in your down time?

Beauty Blogger Award

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I got awesome comments in my inbox from Olivia and Leanne, both of whom have graciously nominated me for a Beauty Blogger Award! This is my first nomination since starting my blog this month, so I’m excited to answer the questions! Here goes:

How many products do you use in your skincare routine?
In total, I use around 4 to 5 products, depending on the time of the day:

Day (4 products)
– Kanebo Facial Cleanser
– MUJI Toner
– Ceramide Serum
– Perricone Facial Cream

Night (5 Products)
– Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil
– Kanebo Facial Cleanser
– MUJI Toner
– Ceramide Serum
– Avocado Facial Oil

What is the worst product you have ever used?

It’s a toss up between L’Oreal’s True Match Foundation + Pressed Powder series and the Covergirl Pressed Powder. Neither products did anything for my skin and they were all returned pretty quickly. UGH.

Do you have a makeup or fashion icon?

Not really…no.

What’s your favourite beauty tip?

Mixing a drop of my favorite facial serum into my foundation just before I put it on, so I can either add an extra hydration boost or make that summer foundation last into the fall and winter months just before I replenish my foundation stock 🙂

What’s the top thing on your bucket list?

I would like to travel to all the places that I have on my list of places to go before I die <3

What’s the most expensive beauty or skincare product you have ever bought?

Interestingly enough, I would have to say my YSL Touche Eclat and mini mascara combo in terms of the brand being expensive itself; however, I did get it at a discount during one of my makeup hauls at the Las Vegas outlets 😀

What’s your favourite hobby to do in your spare time?

I actually blog on my site in my spare time 🙂 I find that it’s very therapeutic when I’m on my site sharing my reviews on new or old products that I’ve tried and tested for a period of time, and it’s a definite change of pace than when I’m at work.

Can you speak any other languages?

I can speak Cantonese and Mandarin as my second languages 🙂

What’s your favourite skincare or makeup brand?

OOH. This is a tough one. For skincare, I would say Bobbi Brown’s line is my favorite…at this moment LOL. It smells amazing but it also makes my skin oh so happy 🙂

For makeup, it depends on which part of the face the products are for. I tend to try new products as long as it a) doesn’t contain (artificial) fragrance and b) break me the heck out.

Do you have any ingredients that you specifically try to look out for or avoid?

I would definitely say fragrance. It doesn’t matter how pretty the packaging is or raved by beauty bloggers and friends alike; if it’s got fragrance as an ingredient fairly far up on the ingredients list, I will most likely not buy it because I will break out into angry itchy patches.

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