Showing posts with label Fashion & Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fashion & Beauty. Show all posts

The Morocco Diaries, Part 9 of 10: How Argan Oil is Made - From Tree-Climbing Goats to Women's Cooperatives

How Argan Oil is Made - From Tree-Climbing Goats to Women's Cooperatives in Morocco

Grease me up, buttercup!


THE MOROCCO DIARIES, PART 9 of 10:
THE ARGAN OIL ROUTE FROM 
MARRAKECH TO ESSAOUIRA


Argan oil. Blessed liquid gold. The darling of the beauty industry - nourishing, lightweight, and versatile. Ladies in the know use it on their skin, their cuticles, in their hair. Myself, I’ve stopped washing my waist-length hair with conditioner, instead using argan oil on the mid-to-ends to keep my tresses happy. I knew that the best argan oil comes from and is native to Morocco, but I had only the vaguest idea of how it is harvested and produced. So it was rather a treat to visit a women’s cooperative and see the traditional methods used to produce this precious ingredient, buy my beloved argan oil (and other) products straight from the source, as well as witness for myself the legendary tree-climbing goats of Morocco


MUCH MOROCCO
November 05, 2018

The Morocco Diaries, Part 9 of 10: How Argan Oil is Made - From Tree-Climbing Goats to Women's Cooperatives

Grease me up, buttercup! THE MOROCCO DIARIES, PART 9 of 10: THE ARGAN OIL ROUTE FROM  MARRAKECH TO ESSAOUIR...

My 'Asian Beauty' Haul: Hero Skincare products from Korea, Japan, & more

My 'Asian Beauty' Haul: Hero Skincare products from Korea, Japan, and the Far East. Hada Labo, CNP Laboratory, Tony Moly, Bio-Essence, Naruko, Shu Uemura, Laneige, Biore, and more.



It's not all snail slime* and animal face sheet maskshere is my ultimate Asian Beauty haul and my suggestions for beginners wanting to get into Korean and Japanese skincare (and then some), featuring some of the latest most-loved skincare from the Far East.

Sometimes, the greatest finds are right under your nose. It took me nearly three decades of having a skincare routine of water and nothing, then an 'end of my 20s' crisis to scare myself into moisturising my face with something other than Creme de La MEH (aka apathy and last night's makeup), and now finally I've come full circle with Asian Beauty. My last skincare haul back in Winter was inspired by suggestions on r/SkincareAddiction, whereas the this haul are recommendations from r/AsianBeauty: hero products from South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore - all of it easily available in the likes of Watson's, Guardian, and Sasa (drugstores commonly found in my native Malaysia). Incidentally, I'm in Kuala Lumpur right now and am sure to load up on even more skincare. For now, let me just get through my latest haul and share why these hero products are must haves for every enthusiast and beginners looking to hop onto the AB (Asian Beauty) skincare train.

*which, BTW, is soooo 10 years ago - it's now all about starfish and horse oil...

MY SKIN TYPE: NORMAL, SOMETIMES SENSITIVE


June 19, 2017

My 'Asian Beauty' Haul: Hero Skincare products from Korea, Japan, & more

It's not all snail slime * and animal face sheet masks -  here is my ultimate Asian Beauty haul and my suggestion...

Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick

Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House, London
DAYDREAMING WITH...STANLEY KUBRICK AT SOMERSET HOUSE, LONDON
August 11, 2016

Daydreaming with...Stanley Kubrick

DAYDREAMING WITH...STANLEY KUBRICK AT SOMERSET HOUSE, LONDON

Hand Luggage Only? Carry on these Summer Beauty Essentials

Hand luggage only? Carry on these skincare and beauty essentials for travelling light in summer.

THIS BEAUTY ADDICT'S MUST HAVES FOR TRAVELLING LIGHT IN SUMMER
July 20, 2016

Hand Luggage Only? Carry on these Summer Beauty Essentials

THIS BEAUTY ADDICT'S MUST HAVES FOR TRAVELLING LIGHT IN SUMMER

Time Machine


BRAVE NEW WORLD: APPROACHING MY '30S 
WITH A NEW SKINCARE ROUTINE (FOR UNDER £45)
July 10, 2016

Time Machine

BRAVE NEW WORLD: APPROACHING MY '30S  WITH A NEW SKINCARE ROUTINE (FOR UNDER £45)

Fendi Flowerland & Keukenhof

April 24, 2016

Fendi Flowerland & Keukenhof

My Perfumes & the Travels They Evoke

My perfume collection and the travels that they bring to mind. An olfactory journey to Russia, Italy, Cuba, Vietnam, South Korea, France, and Malaysia. Starring Chanel Cuir de Russie, Tom Ford Neroli Portofino, Creed Virgin Island Water, Tom Ford Champaca Absolute, Dior Leather Oud, Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere, and Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge.

What a suggestive force smell is. It's this sense with all its Pavlovian powers that makes me want to instantly disrobe and lie face down in anticipation of a massage whenever I catch the spa-like whiff of lemongrass (which is why I should probably avoid Thai restaurants). It's why amortentia - the most powerful love potion in the wizarding world - smells to each person of their favourite things. Mine would be: the seats of a new car, fresh paint, and vanilla ice-cream OMG am I pregnant?! Scent leads us down forgotten paths of memories old and transports us to places we'd rather be. This same aspirational quality is why the head honchos of the fragrance industry are probably cackling all the way to the bank in a perfume cloud of Justin Bieber 'Someday' and 'Girlfriend'. Muahahahaha.
In the theme of this month's travel blogger linkup I thought I'd share with you my collection of fragrances and the journeys to faraway lands that they bring to my mind.
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April 04, 2016

My Perfumes & the Travels They Evoke

What a suggestive force smell is. It's this sense with all its Pavlovian powers that makes me want to instantly disrobe an...

Welcome, Monkey!


Gong Xi Fa Cai, Wan Shi Ru Yi! Wishing you all prosperity in the year of the Fire Monkey!

February 08, 2016

Welcome, Monkey!

Gong Xi Fa Cai, Wan Shi Ru Yi!  Wishing you all prosperity in the year of the Fire Monkey!

The Wolf of Warsaw

The Wolf of Warsaw - a wolf fur winter warmer

January 11, 2016

The Wolf of Warsaw

Winter Skin: My 8 Epidermis Essentials

My 8 skincare and beauty essentials for Winter from E45, Banila Co. Tony Moly, Aritaum, and Cellnique.

 That's right, lucky number 8. To all my superstitious Chinese homies, can I get a '发发*'?
* - fatt, or 'prosperous', which sounds just like '八' (eight).
December 22, 2015

Winter Skin: My 8 Epidermis Essentials

 That's right, lucky number 8. To all my superstitious Chinese homies, can I get a ' 发发*' ? * 发 - fatt, or 'prosper...

Are You Fur Real?


Fur real. Real fur. Either way, it works - no synthetic fibres for me, darling.

December 16, 2015

Are You Fur Real?

Fur real. Real fur . Either way, it works - no synthetic fibres for me, darling.

176 AVENUE, Bangsar: My one-stop beauty destination


All a busy lady's beautifying needs - hair, nails, lashes, and waxes - conveniently located in one industrial-chic Bangsar salon.
November 23, 2015

176 AVENUE, Bangsar: My one-stop beauty destination

All a busy lady's beautifying needs - hair, nails, lashes, and waxes - conveniently located in one industrial-chic Bangsar salon....

Seoul Fresh, Seoul Clean: Korea Beauty and Skincare Haul


Any beauty blogger worth their sugar scrub knows that South Korea is the mecca for all things skincare.

November 19, 2015

Seoul Fresh, Seoul Clean: Korea Beauty and Skincare Haul

Any beauty blogger worth their sugar scrub knows that South Korea is the mecca for all things skincare.

Café Dior and the world's largest Dior flagship boutique in Gangnam, Seoul


I found heaven in Seoul: all five floors of it at Dior in Apgujeong, Gangnam.
November 12, 2015

Café Dior and the world's largest Dior flagship boutique in Gangnam, Seoul

I found heaven in Seoul: all five floors of it at Dior in Apgujeong, Gangnam.

What's In My Handbag: Prada Saffiano Cuir

What's In My Handbag: Prada Saffiano Cuir - Posh, Broke, & Bored

The perfect work-play tote for the entrepreneur who never 'switches off' and carries her office in her handbag.

October 17, 2015

What's In My Handbag: Prada Saffiano Cuir

The perfect work-play tote for the entrepreneur who never 'switches off' and carries her office in her handbag.

Russian Red


More than just a colour, in Russia the word for red - красный (krasni) - also means 'beautiful'.
August 26, 2015

Russian Red

More than just a colour, in Russia the word for red - красный (krasni)  - also means 'beautiful'.

Fresh to death: my shower confidential


If cleanliness is next to Godliness, then I'm the freaking Ayatollah of the temple that is my shower, preaching into the hose to my loyal audience of shampoo bottles all dutifully lined up as if rapt with attention. All hail the High Priestess of The Clean.
August 15, 2015

Fresh to death: my shower confidential

If cleanliness is next to Godliness, then I'm the freaking Ayatollah of the temple that is my shower, preaching into the hose to...

'What's In My Handbag' - The minimalist edit

What's In My Handbag - the minimalistic 'marble-inspired' clutch

I have a confession to make  I’ve been purging. 
June 25, 2015

'What's In My Handbag' - The minimalist edit

I have a confession to make  —  I’ve been purging. 

Smooth Operator - My Summer skin essentials


Smooth summer skin with Nair's new Natural Hair Argan Oil collection.


June 15, 2015

Smooth Operator - My Summer skin essentials

Smooth summer skin with Nair's new Natural Hair Argan Oil collection.

Let It Blo, Let It Blo


Channeling my inner Queen Elsa with a Disney-worthy updo from the new braid menu of Blo Blow Dry bar.
June 02, 2015

Let It Blo, Let It Blo

Channeling my inner Queen Elsa with a Disney-worthy updo from the new braid menu of Blo Blow Dry bar .