Autumn leaves at Mount Wilson – Blue Mountains 

The end of Autumn is almost here.

The road trip up to Blue Mountains last weekend was spontaneous and breathe-taking

It felt like a painting or a wallpaper.

When the Autumn leaves of red, pink, purple, orange, yellow, green and brown waiting to fall off is a sight you’ll never forget.

We only went to the Bebeah garden at Mount Wilson Village which was a 12 acre garden with an entry fee of $8

As most gardens here are private, so the owner has the right to charge you for an entry fee. Some are even $16 for adult..
Blue mountains is huge and i will be awaiting for more trips there.



Harsh weather, sunny days, air-conditioner and rainy days, we’ve all been through it. Many of us don’t take into consideration how our skin reacts to the weather and we would just go about our days.

When I’ve gotten the chance to try out some of the Estee Lauder products I’ve been wanting to get my hands on I was thrilled!

I managed to grab hold of the Estee Lauder Advance Night Micro Cleansing Balm & Cleansing Foam.

When Estee Lauder came out with their Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion, I was really happy and managed to try it out in the 75ml and I could say this was a very promising product. Then when le-sis started on the Estee Lauder Advance Night Repair Synchornized Recovery Complex and let me try some, I had to get my very own too! (Currently on the second bottle. #holygrail)

So when they came out with the Advance Night Micro Cleansing Balm and Cleansing Foam, I figured, what a great combination to add into my skincare routine! And now, I have them in my hands all thanks to #sephoraSG and #EsteeLauder

I’ve also gotten the Estee Lauder Nutritious Vitality8 Radiant Energy Mist. Now Nutritious is another range which is my love and my favourite. So much to talk and rave about them, but i’ll only be talking about the Mist today.

First I’ll start with the Estee Lauder Advance Night Micro Cleansing Balm.

Kudos to packaging!

I know I’ve always hated tubs/jars as I would need to stick my finger in and my germ-phobia would start kicking in and thoughts running wild in my mind on how i’ve just contaminated my product and now bacteria and germs are going to grow in it. BUT, I also understand jars can be quite handy and pretty AND, not to mention, quite sturdy. A solution to this? A spatula..

Cleansing balms are not new and they have been around for quite some time, in fact, I’ve tried a few hence I’m excited to see how this fairs.

Cleansers have been a huge part of my regime and I hope everyone takes this seriously. LOL

                  “Removes makeup and impurities, including pollution, as it purifies deep within skin’s surface to improve your overall healty look.”

The Micro Cleansing Balm has a very sturdy packaging and it looks pretty classy on my vanity table.

According to Estee Lauder, these cleanser are formulated without stripping your natural oils and protective barriers. Micro-purying and Micro-revitalizing they say.

What I love about this is that the light weight balm melts into a silky cleansing oil as your massage over your skin. Then added with water, it turns into a milky emulsion that rinses off easily.

Even with the thickest, heaviest, waterproof makeup. This has proven it.

You don’t get a tight feeling out of it and as someone who suffers from Rosacea and sensitive skin, I can say that this thing definitely calms my skin down and eases the redness.

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Next would be the Advance Night Micro Cleansing Foam,

Most people wouldn’t judge or evaluate much on Cleanser, they will just grab whatever they can see or feel like. Some may even buy according to what they feel is cleaner. I’ve got a few friends who buys deep cleansing cleansers just so they can feel their face is tight and the tighter they feel, they cleaner they think it is. – Please remember that means you are stripping your natural oils off and it’s too dry.

This Micro Cleansing Foam is creamy and although it doesn’t lather up into soap and bubbles like many other cleanser do, it has a minimal foam and cleanses well. Removing any toxin, impurities and makeup residue. This also helps to prepare for your next skincare step regime – Advance Night Repair, which would absorb into your skin better.

Tube cleansers are the easiest and it’s a creamy white cleanser, rinses easy and leaving your skin feeling clean, soft and refreshed.

I’ve only been using this during the night time and I love how Camomile and Lavender is in this cleanser which makes skincare much pleasant and aromatic blend just takes it to another level.

The scent for both Advance Night Micro Cleansing Balm and Micro Cleansing Foam has been very mild and pleasant. It’s not strong and it sort of has a milky baby powdery scent to it.

Finally, a mist I’ve been enjoying and carrying around.

I’ve been using the Radiant Creme for the past 6 months and it’s my favourite night cream so far. So the mist was something that I was looking forward wondering what this would do.

This is a lightweight mist that can refresh or hydrate your skin. Similar to the entire Nutritious Vitality8 range, the mist is infused with Poemgranate8 Complex to give that extra hydration and radiant.

It comes with a standard mist head that sprays evenly on the face. I’ve been carrying this in my bag and if i need a boost of hydration I’d give it a go. It’s a fairy small size at 30ml which is handy and can fit into any bag/clutch easily.

This is perfect and can be used under or over makeup. #triedandtested

There’s many more to come and for now I can say Estee Lauder has not disappointed me and has once again impressed me.

If there’s any other products you would like me to review or try out, let me know!

You can now also shop your favourite Estee Lauder products here and collect your Sephora points as well!

Till then, Remember! You’re never ugly, only if you’re lazy! 🙂

*This post is sponsored by #sephoraSG


For the love of OATS 

Today, i will be revealing one of my beauty secrets. As obvios and as simple as written as my title OATS.
Some of you may have heard the benefit of Oats and how it changes you with the benefit it brings to you. Some may still be on the edge whether or not to give it a go, some may think “ewwww. that’s food! gross!”
I am proud to say, i love oats has changed me alot, given me benefits as well as gotten me hooked on to it till this very day.

Everyday we wake up to a marvellous day to something new. The first thing i’ll do is to cleanse my face with oats. YES! Oats is a life-saver cleanser, whether or not you are oily, dry combination, acne prone skin, oats is the cleanser for you. Now you might be thinking HOW is it possible that one ingredient can do so many things and save so many things, then why are they so many other cleansers and skincare routine out there? (trust me. i’ve thought of it too). Well, If you were to extract or put oats as an “ingredient” into your cleanser or if companies would have put oats in their product, the purpose wouldn’t be the same already because they would have used chemicals and other preservance which would have spoilt what is needed.

Oats is best used by ITSELF. (with warm water). And logically thinking if a beauty company were to just get a pretty packaging jar and sell oats, what’s the purpose right?? We must well go buy Oats from the supermarket right? Well, that’s what i’ve been doing now. The oats i’m talking about isn’t some specific brand or form some high end makeup counter, it’s from the supermarket, the oats your mom feeds you when you were a baby (i use to hate it. I will pour my bowl into my sister’s and my brothers before they come down OR when my parents turn around. LOL)

So today, my beauty secret isn’t about how oats can change your healh and diet, BUT how oats can change your skin as well. From the inside oats are excellent source of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, thiamine, iron, beta-glucan (which may help regulate blood sugar) and the antioxidants known as avenanthramides (which may help promote healthy circulation). Oatmeal is also believed to help reduce harmful cholesterol levels and it may boost the immune system.
Breaking down of the ingrediants of Oats.
Oatmeal contains polysaccharides, a type of complex carbohydrate. When polysaccharides mix with water, a gel forms. This gel softens and nourishes the skin. It also protects skin from drying out even after you’ve washed the oatmeal away.


Adding Moisture


Oatmeal contains healthy fats. When they come into contact with your skin, these fats help to add moisture to soften and repair your skin.


Natural Barrier


Your skin is your body’s first line of defense against pollutants. Oatmeal helps to strengthen your skin’s defenses so it can do a better job.



Gentle Cleansing


The saponins in oats help to remove dirt from your pores. This effect, combined with oatmeal’s moisture-adding properties, gives your skin that soft glow after an oatmeal cleanse.



Inside Out


Oatmeal isn’t just good for your skin as a topical treatment. It also helps promote healthy skin as part of your diet. The fiber in oatmeal helps to control the release of insulin and the uptake of glucose, and good insulin regulation helps keep your skin taut and healthy.
All you need is this


– Oats (quick oats or instant oats)

– Warm Water

Directions For Face Cleansing

– Put a handful of oatmeal in a bowl and add warm water to make a paste

– Apple it to your face avoiding eye area and gently scrub (you will feel amazing and how smooth your skin will be)

– Wash it off with warm water then splash some cold water

– Dry your face and your skin will feel softer, cleaner and amazing.
Directions for Body Bath

– Put three handsful of oats into a meshbag

– Run warm water and fill up your bath tub

– Drop the meshbag of oats into the tub and let it soak in for five minutes

– Enjoy your bath, use the mshbag to scurb your body.

– After your bath, you don’t need soap, just rinse your body with clean water and dry off.
Directions for Pore Mask

– First, grind it up in a blender. Make sure it is ground up finely.

– Add hot/warm water and stir until it thickens into a paste then let it sit for a while.

– Apply it to your face all over or the trouble spots and large pores.

– Let it dry completely and rinse off with warm water.
If you are using a standing shower, you can use the meshbag as a body scrub. Take caution that if you have a bad drainage it would not be adviseable to let the oats clog up your drainage.
Next time i will be talking about the different type of oats.