Singapore. I heard a lot about Singapore. Mainly about the the food. Finally I am getting a chance to visit Singapore this beautiful country that I only read about in Rich People Problems. HA!
Once again I am celebrating my 2 year blogging anniversary with JW Marriott Hotels in Singapore.
I love JW Marriott hotels. They have been so kind to me for a long time.
Thank you for having me once again.
Last year I was in Dubai ( JW Marriott Dubai) for my blog anniversary and
this year I am very excited to celebrate in Singapore.
After Singapore, I am heading somewhere special
Any idea where I am off to after Singpore?
Back to Singapore.
Do you have any suggestions of places to eat while in Singapore?
Have you been to Singapore before?
I really want to visit The Garden by the Bay.
Please follow me and JW Marriott Singapore South Beach as we enjoy
another luxury adventure together!
I am looking forward to the #jwtreatment with JW Marriott Singapore South Beach #JWMarriottSG
Time to head to the airport.
It’s time. I have been thinking about this for a while. I love looking glamourous and feeling confident but not at the expense of my health. For months now I was thinking of cleaning up my makeup regime. I have so many favorite makeup products but many are toxic and not good for my health in the long run.
I am all about the big picture. Yes, I love these beauty products but as a biochemist I know that the chemicals are harmful to me in the future. But I love them. For the past couple of months I have been looking for options and I think I found one.
100% Pure was created by a Chemist who after picking blueberries noticed the pigments on her skin and thought that it would be cleaner approach to makeup. From that experience alone she developed a collection of makeup, skincare, hair and body care products. I had the priviledge of attending the launch of their Better Naked palette.
I attended the event and my main focus was to learn more about the brand. The room was filled with makeup stations for us to sample and try. I immediately gravitated to the lipsticks. There were so many different colors and the fragrance was so aromatic. They literally smelled like berries. I later found out that they were pigmented with fruit pigments making them less toxic. Very Interesting.
Next up I tried the Better Naked platte and loved the golden and nude hues. After speaking with the CEO of 100% Pure I came to find out glitter and shimmer eyeshadows and highlighters use plastic to create the shimmer. PLASTIC ON MY SKIN ALL DAY LONG. 100% Pure uses rushed gemstones to create the shimmer. Wow. I was super stunned and excited to know that my makeup could become jewellery.
My next thought was to look at the foundations. Unfortunately there wasn’t a shade for my beautiful chocolate skin. Being who I am, I asked about the limited shades but was super estatic to learn that 100% will be releasing 20-30 more shades of foundation and hopefully there will be a shade for me. I shall wait.
I left with a bag of goodies from the 100% Pure collection and fell in love with these products from the line.
My Top 5 Makeup Products by 100% Pure
Here are my favs:
Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick in Protea
Creamy Long Last Lip Liner Punch
Long Last Liquid Eye Liner in Black Tea
Better Naked Palette
Are you thinking of using less toxic makeup?
I am so excited to explore the 100% Pure makeup line.
To the 100% Pure team, thank you for having me.
I love your new perspective on makeup.
When Saks shuts down the store for you and your friends, you pinch yourself to make sure you aren't dreaming. Instead you realize you are living your dream! I love Saks and I was honored to be there amongst some of San Francisco’s fashion and beauty lovers to learn more about the best products to keep my skin gorgeous.
The evening was hosted by Blogger and style consultant Safiya Miller and focused on #agelessskincare. Even though I am aging beautifully I understand with age comes skin challenges. The best strategy to prevent any signs of aging is starting to care for your skin at a younger age.
I entered the room and sat with the guests, a mix of bloggers and esteemed Saks clients. At the front of the room there was a table filled with beauty products. I love all things luxury and it was a treat to see all of these luxury skincare products on display. Safiya sat on the panel along with three other bloggers who represented the different generations of beauty. Safiya represented the millennials as well as the melanin beauties.
5 Skincare Tips from Saks Fifth Avenue
The panel gave great suggestions on how to care of your skin at every age, some of their favorite products and tips on getting the prettiest glow. Here are some of my favorite tips I heard at the event:
What are some of your favorite skincare tips?
It was a great evening of snacks, skincare and friends.
Thank you Saks and Safiya for having me.
Zac Posen is literally the American dream. There is so much I can say about my love and admiration for Zac Posen as a fashion designer. He has become a huge part of my career and he doesn’t even know. Ha! I sat my first fashion week show, front row at the Zac Posen show in September of 2016. After attending the show I becamse obsessed with the world of Zac Posen and even more obsessed with gowns.
I recently sat business class with Air Canada and watched the Zac Posen documentary, House of Z. It chronicled Zac's rise, fall , pivot and overwhelming success. Zac Posen shared his emotional rollercoaster of building a fashion house with his family.
Last week, Neiman Marcus’ Ken Downing ( If you don’t know who he is, please google) brought Zac Posen to San Francisco. They both hosted an afternoon of fashion featuring Zac Posen’s beautiful collection. Together, they welcomed a grand list of guests and commentated the show. Every detail from the fabric selection, colors and prints were described. The show reminded me of fashion shows in the past. It was nostalgic and so intimate.
Neiman Marcus is my fav luxury store in San Francisco. They have welcomed me with open arms and when I shop there I feel like I am at home with all of my favorite fashion collections. I have attended Neiman Marcus events and shows before but they went all out for Zac Posen.
The room was spectacular with pink, purple and golden chairs, flower arrangements and the classic Zac Posen signage. Throughout the room there were displays of Zac Posen’s gorgeous gowns in red, purple and pink tones. There was a red carpet for the models and sparkling water, mimosas and lovely canapes for the guests.
I sat front row and experienced the movement of each gown. I loved listening to the commentary from Ken Downing and Zac Posen. They even discussed who Zac Posen would be will be taking to the Met Gala. We all wanted to know what he would be dressing them in. Wow! We got the exclusive info. You had to be there. Sorry. Ha!
What I can tell you are some of the trends Zac told us to look out for. Here are the top 10 fashion trends as per Zac Posen:
It was a show I will never forget. Don’t tell anyone but in my opinion, the show was better than some of the shows I have attended in New York. Simply because it was smaller, more interactive and much longer than traditional NYFW shows.
At the end of the show I spoke with some of San Francisco’s fashion starlets. I looked to my right and there was Zac Posen. “ Wow, you look amazing” said Zac Posen… to me. My response “Why Thank you and welcome to San Francisco”.
My life was made.
What I wore:
Jacket- H &M
Shoes- Manolo Blahnik
Skirt- I made
Bag- Saint Laurent
Thank you Neiman Marcus for having me.
Zac Posen you are the king of gowns.
All of sudden I have turned into an obsessed beauty product lover. I guess beauty is really becoming my thing. Ironicically I have been attending so many beauty launches and get to share my new fav products with you all.
For years I had what I thought was a skin regime. Ha! Read more about it here. But now I have updated my process to ensure I am thoroughly taking care of my skin. I do wear makeup daily and for special events but I used to wake up the following morning after “cleansing” my skin with a colorful pillow. Shocking. Annoying. Gross. Clearly my face was not being cleansed using my process. I decided to upgrade my skin cleansing process from one step to three. I have now included DHC Skincare’s Olive Concentrated Cleansing oil.
DHC hosted a beautiful lunch at a Dumpling restaurant for the launch of their Olive Concentrated Cleansing Oil. Soo cute right. I never heard about oil cleansing until I attended this event. But I was intrigued. For a few months I have been committed to taking care of my skin especially as I am getting "older" and want to keep my skin tight, right and glowing.
Since I received the product at the event, I have been using the DHC Skincare Olive Concentrated Cleansing Oil daily. It is a part of my three step makeup cleansing process. But you can use it alone as well. When I use the DHC Olive Cleansing oil it feels like silk on my skin and leaves my skin soft and supple.
My Skin Cleansing Regime
The product is so rich and adds moisture to my skin rather than drying it out.
DHC Skincare Olive Cleansing Oil contains :
Vitamin E- Nourishes dry skin and helps fight damage with antioxidants.
Oleic Acid- Locks in moisture for all day hydration.
Olive Fruit oil- Soothes and conditions, while cleansing impurities.
It literally quenched my thirsty skin while fighting free radicals and boosting my skin with antioxidants. Here is the best part, The DHC Skincare Olive Concentrated Cleansing Oil has no parabens, colorants, sulfates, fragrances or mineral oil. Winning.
Now that I have been using DHC Olive Concentrated Oil my skin always feels clean, moisturized and is blemish free because it is completely cleansed. You definitely should try it. Shop the DHC Skincare Olive Concentrated Cleansing Oil and many other DHC skincare Products here.