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I barely update you on what I’ve been up to, so today I thought I would share with you something special. Last week I was on the panel and one of the expert judges for the Guardian Health & Beauty Awards 2014! Among other expert panelists were Addy Lee, Chairman of Monsoon Hair Group, Shunji Matsuo, CEO of Shunjiu Matsuo, Dr. Gerald Tan, President of the Aesthetic Dentistry Society of Singapore and a few others so it was a complete honor to be considered up there with them in terms of beauty and product knowledge.

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I never told you but I was also one of the judges for the Her World Beauty Awards and the Aesthetics & Beauty Magazine Awards this year as well! We attended the awards event that was held at the Shangrila and basically all the brand teams of all the brands stocked in Guardian stores were there. It was nerve-wracking to get up on stage and talk to everyone. Hey, I even did some presenting of the awards and shook their hands to take a photo. I’ve only seen my Dad do this lol.

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I am sure we have all heard of mainstream nail polish brands like O.P.I, Essie and China Glaze, but what about indie nail polish brands? Indie nail polish brands tend to be better for you since often they are handmade, 5 – free (meaning that they do not contain camphor, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), formaldehyde or formaldehyde resins) or 3-free and sometimes cruelty free as well. They are like secret gems in the nail polish world made by passionate and creative people! You can’t find indie nail polish brands just anywhere.

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In fact, I don’t know of a place that you can in Singapore except an online store called www.beautysofly.com where I got all these nail polishes I’m going to show you today! It’s an amazing site that has a load of indie nail polish brands you should check out as well as a variety of mainstream brands too. I love the variety on there and shipping is quick and efficient! Let’s get started and explore my favourite glitter ones!

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In a previous post about online shopping, I mentioned that everyone is vulnerable to Hover Finger. It’s that moment when you’re just about to make a purchase and you hesitate because you don’t know if you can trust that store, especially if that store is unfamiliar to you! The worst part is that you might be missing out on a great deal online. For example, you need to get a new concealer which can sell online for probably 30% to 40% less than at the counter. I reckon that is something you don’t want to miss out on.

Well, I wanna reassure you that there is actually a cure for Hover Finger and it is Visa. With Visa, I no longer have any irrational fears about shopping online. So in this post,  I am going to tell you more about Visa and give you a list of makeup online shops that I have repurchased from time and time again.

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Ever since I had my hair dyed and basically damaged, I am always in need of great styling cremes to get my hair back in shape. I get loads of compliments on my hair but little does everyone know that I have to maintain it too. I even had a period of time where I had to constantly curl my hair because I didn’t want everyone to see the damage. That’s why I think the true test is when you can wear your hair naturally straight without worrying. I don’t always feel like curling my hair daily so that’s why I need cremes to help me out.

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 I have been loving the Aveda Smooth Infusion styling creme which is amazing for days when you just wanna wear your hair naturally straight after blowdrying! The Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight styling creme progressively eliminates unwanted waves and fends off frizz with every use while giving strands heat protection which is a very welcome bonus. This creme actually has naturally derived plant fibers that invisibly attach to each hair strand to loosen the waves as you blowdry and help hold your straight style in place. There is also a humidity barrier of organic cassava root that helps fend off frizz. The cool thing about Aveda is that they are very into natural and eco friendly ingredients that are very healthy for your hair.

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Today, I just wanted to give you a quick update about my journey with IDS clinic – it’s been a good four months already! IDS is a skin clinic that I have been regularly visiting to keep my acne issues under control and I have been really loving their professional service. You can read more about it here in my last post when I first visited. They have a very comprehensive range of products and for the first few months, they really helped to lessen the amount of acne I had. Trust me, it really was quite bad. Not only did I have small bumps, I had large cystic acne as well. It’s been a real journey and right now, it’s gotten a lot better thanks to the products. However, to be totally honest, my skin isn’t perfect just yet. My current favourite products from the range is the IDS Cleansing Gel (best make-up remover ever, if you have great skin you need to buy this anyway), IDS Scrub (very fine scrub that helps to take away dead skin cells and blackheads) as well as the IDS spot (which is a tinted acne treatment). I love the IDS C+ and Pore as well as they’ve really been effective in lessening my crazy skin. I want to update you on my detailed and full journey after my acne is fully recovered, but what I really want to talk about today is the amazing treatment I had yesterday at IDS.

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Today I’m going to be doing a review on the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks. They’re a recent hit that I’ve been trying lately. These fluid sticks are basically liquid lipsticks or lip lacquers – a pigmented formula that is a mix between a gloss and a lipstick. Dior claims that this is a one-coat do it all hybrid lipstick with the hold of a classic lipstick and the shine of a gloss.

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First of all, if you haven’t fallen in love with Dior packaging, you must be uber immune. I love Dior makeup. I love the packaging and I can’t hide the fact that whenever I’m using Dior, I just feel insanely happy. I don’t know why, it’s just beautiful. It’s the kind of make-up that makes me want to just hold it in my hand and stare at it for hours on end. Okay, maybe not hours but you know what I mean. That being said, the fluid sticks come in a gorgeous metal, mirror like packaging with the head of a lipstick and a boudoir handle. It’s amazingly gorgeous. The applicator is a curved doe foot with a scoop that helps to pick up the product and something that I do find easy to use.

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