I decided to share my one other passion in life besides fashion here... FOOD! Let me know if you know more amazing places to check out in Sydney in the comments section below.
Last Monday night I was very honored to be invited to dinner by Tokyo Luxey. The dinner was hosted by Ms. Hiromi Hanado and Ms. Chie Maeda, both Managing Directors of Tokyo Luxeys who flew all the way down from Japan to meet the Singapore "Luxeys" to explain more about the community and their goals. Before dinner was serve, we started off the night with an introduction to and sampling of a number of Japanese beauty skincare products. They even gave us a super generous goodie bag that included products of those samples we tried on during the meet up event (read more below).
What is Tokyo Luxey?
Tokyo Luxey is a "luxe" community that supplies Japanese-made beauty and lifestyle related information and products. If you're a blogger and active user of social media apps like Instagram, you can apply to become a Luxey here. After your application is approved, you receive samples that can include skincare, makeup, hair care, beauty and health food products which you review and blog about. Your readers can then purchase these products from Tokyo Luxey.
Get more information about what Tokyo Luxey is about here.
Fleur de Mer Creme Essentielle - A super lightweight face moisturizer that can be used both day and night on normal skin that helps to preserve moisture and restore radiance.
I can't wait to use this in Australia where my skin is drier because of the climate.
Make It & Co. Face & Body Wash Oil - It is an all-in-one makeup remover, face wash and moisturizer suitable for oily acne prone skin due to the anti-bacterial actions of Thyme. Lavender is great for soothing irritated skin and restoring skin from dullness.
The instructions say there is no need for a second face wash but personally I'll wash my face a second time with a different cleanser because it leaves an oily residue feeling. P.S. You can even apply this on your pulse points for a calming effect!
Make It & Co. Moisturizer Cream - a light and moisturizing day cream with hazel flower and apricot kernel oil. It tightens pores and locks in moisture.
This smells amazing and leaves your skin feeling smooth and well moisturized.
Evangelist Nobuto UV Protect BB Cream - BB cream with SPF 31
This BB cream can be used as foundation or makeup base. Personally I would wear this as a base (or a sunblock) because it is really light with hardly any coverage. The good thing is that you won't even realize you have it on!
Albion Skin Conditioner Essential Paper Mask - Formulated with Concentrated Coix lacryma-jobi extract, known for its anti-inflammatory, whitening, antioxidant and moisturizing properties. This mask quickly restores healthy, trouble-fee skin, eliminating skin trouble, leaving it soft, hydrated and radiant.
I am a sucker for face masks and have tried tons from Korean brands. I didn't exactly like this one because it couldn't even adhere onto my face properly. The ingredients list was in Japanese so I don't know if there was alcohol in it but there was an over-powering alcohol smell.
I highly recommend this serum! My skin feels smooth and instantly radiant on application.
24 hr Cosme Compact Powder
This compact powder is suitable if you don't need much coverage but want to mattify your face and hide your pores. It glides on easily and didn't seem to make me break out or clog my pores.
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So proud to be doing a collaboration with Miss Guided & UNiDAYS! Just a mini intro...Miss Guided is based in the UK but offers free shipping to Australia. They stock lots of party dresses and wardrobe staples at very affordable prices. UNiDAYS is a site that provides access to student discounts from big brands and leading retailers such as Miss Guided. Currently there's a 20% discount for students on Miss Guided orders so get in quick!
I love how this tux dress can be worn two ways, as a long line blazer and as a dress. I decided to go for an all-white look for this Winter Warmer collaboration. My key motto in dressing: simplicity is sophistication is reflected in this look- structured shoulders, tailored streamline cutting with an asymmetric hem worn with a simple pair of gold tusk earrings by Luv AJ to match the gold zip details of this dress.
Style Societe leather jacket, Bershka white blouse, ASOS pants, Zara heels
This pair of Zara heels is undeceivingly uncomfortable though I still love them to bits. Also I decided to not die of heat stroke this summer, I have given up on anything skin tight - bandage dresses or those jeans that you have to literally peel off your thighs and will be switching to roomy pants and unrestricted clothing.