My Skincare Journey From Acne To Clear Skin

When someone complimented me on my skin this week, I couldn't stop smiling. To me, it's like telling someone they have lovely eyes. It's just a part of you, whereas being complimented on makeup is a different matter since it's temporary. It's also because I went through so many ups and downs with my skin … Continue reading My Skincare Journey From Acne To Clear Skin

Why Skincare Is More Important Than Makeup

When I was a teenager, it was normal to have acne on your face, and at the time I had an average amount of acne and blemishes in my T-zone. If I am wearing makeup, it is mostly mascara and eye shadow. I don't own a foundation, because if you wear too many products on … Continue reading Why Skincare Is More Important Than Makeup

The Good And Bad To-Do List For You Skin

Skincare is an important part of taking care of our body, the way we eat healthy foods, drink water and exercise. If you think back to your teenage days you might recall going through the stage of having acne. If your skin has quite a lot of blemishes, wearing makeup can slow down the process … Continue reading The Good And Bad To-Do List For You Skin

A Smile Is The Magic And Light Inside Of You

The most beautiful thing in a person is their wonderful smile. When someone laughs, their eyes light up in the way the sun rises so naturally or the raw laughter of a baby. I was reading a post here on the facts about smiling. It's absolutely true that we feel better when we truly smile and smiling … Continue reading A Smile Is The Magic And Light Inside Of You

New Zealand Cruelty Free Beauty Brands

New Zealand has many amazing cruelty free, vegan and organic skincare brands. For the sake of this article, I will focus on cruelty free brands (although many of these are vegan and organic too). When I was living in Australia, there was also an awareness of ethical brands and the ability to choose cruelty free … Continue reading New Zealand Cruelty Free Beauty Brands

Taiwanese Beauty And Fashion Youtubers

For those who are curious or would like to discover some Taiwanese beauty and fashion youtubers, I've researched and compiled a list of several bloggers from Taiwan. Many of them share their views on beauty and skincare products, review the latest products, give snippets of their daily lives, shoot fashion look books, travel videos, styling, … Continue reading Taiwanese Beauty And Fashion Youtubers

Beautiful Things Don’t Ask For Attention

The most beautiful things in life can't be seen. It reminds me of an interview I watched, where they spoke to several elderly people, and asked what were some of the happiest memories in their life. No one would say money, appearances, status or materials. It's always the relationships they had with people. The happiness … Continue reading Beautiful Things Don’t Ask For Attention

The Most Beautiful Things In Life Can’t Be Seen

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. -Helen Keller. A beautiful reminder that reminds us to place more value on how we can become a better person through our mind and heart. Everything that is important to us in our … Continue reading The Most Beautiful Things In Life Can’t Be Seen

Thoughts On Beauty Ideals In East Asia

There tends to be a certain definition of beauty in the media, even though Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. On one hand, I do believe this to be ultimately true, and on the other I feel many people want to attain the beauty ideals they are presented with. These beauty standards are commonly seen … Continue reading Thoughts On Beauty Ideals In East Asia

5 Skincare Beauty Secrets From Taiwan

Many people will relate to the need to protect the skin from the sun, rather than exposing it in the sun during long periods. It's a general beauty standard in Taiwan to keep the skin clear and bright. I do think a good balance of Vitamin D is important too. However, taking good care of the skin … Continue reading 5 Skincare Beauty Secrets From Taiwan

You Are Such A Beautiful Person

We see the world differently through our own eyes everyday. I feel like there is this part of myself, that wishes I could tell anyone who has ever felt alone, left out, worthless, ugly, hurt or question what their purpose in life is, I wish I could tell them how beautiful they are as a … Continue reading You Are Such A Beautiful Person

The Importance Of Not Judging A Book By Its Cover

We live in a society where many people judge and treat others based on their looks. Have you ever had an experience talking to someone, and then felt that they spoke differently with another person beside you. Perhaps the tone in their voice changes, the eyes look more engaged and various other signs that are … Continue reading The Importance Of Not Judging A Book By Its Cover

You Are Capable Of Much More Than Looking Pretty

When I was younger, whenever there was a new girl at school, one of the girls at school (who later became a fashion model) and her friends would always ask "is she prettier than us?" It was quite sad to see that many young girls already put their self worth on physical attractiveness, comparing themselves to … Continue reading You Are Capable Of Much More Than Looking Pretty

You Don’t Need To Wear Makeup To Feel Beautiful

There are many articles online that have titles a long the lines of "How to look good without makeup" and that makes me feel all kinds of discomfort of what messages are being communicated to women and young girls growing up. This might seem hypocritical and I cannot deny I put makeup on days where I … Continue reading You Don’t Need To Wear Makeup To Feel Beautiful

The Concept Of The Perfect Body Doesn’t Exist

We eat, sleep, move, laugh, cry and live with our bodies. Cherishing the body and keeping it healthy is such an important way to show your body respect. However, there is an unrealistic built up idea of standardised beauty that having a flat stomach, being thin, having a full chest and a toned smooth body is the … Continue reading The Concept Of The Perfect Body Doesn’t Exist

When People Say “You Are Pretty For An Asian”

I don't think I have ever been told this exactly, but I was interested to write about it after I was sitting in a waiting room. There were voices chattering away - the kind you can't not hear even when you're staring off into space. The words wondered into my ears "Her eyes look so Asian though...She looks too Asian in the … Continue reading When People Say “You Are Pretty For An Asian”

How Do People Treat You When You Wear Makeup?

I love makeup, like many other women and men who wake up in the morning and feel like putting makeup on. However, as someone who doesn't wear makeup often, I have noticed some subtle ways people may treat you when you are wearing makeup compared to when you don't. The ones close to me couldn't treat me any … Continue reading How Do People Treat You When You Wear Makeup?

5 Things I’ve Told My Body That Aren’t True

We are our own worst critic. At least, I know I can be at the best of times, especially when it comes to certain areas inside and out. Talking about body image feels very personal to me, but in saying so, I feel that many people may feel the same. We all have something we are … Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Told My Body That Aren’t True

My Thoughts On Embracing Your Natural Beauty

When I stare in the mirror, I see the small sprinkle of freckles under the eyes, dark brown eyes staring back at me, overgrown eyebrows  and my smile wrinkles telling me you're beautiful. It's more common for women (and men) to put our selves down for the way we look, rather than focus on our natural beauty. … Continue reading My Thoughts On Embracing Your Natural Beauty

We Need Body Diversity In The Fashion Industry

The need for diversity within the fashion industry, as well as the media as a whole is a discussion that is often talked about. I was recently reading the Sydney Morning Herald, and came across an article titled: Skinny models and Photoshopped images are hurting women. As I was reading it, I thought that it explained it … Continue reading We Need Body Diversity In The Fashion Industry