Charmaine Lee

@charmystique

YÜLI Skincare Review: Liquid Courage

Posted on: Sunday, September 13, 2015

Liquid Courage noun The title of any alcoholic beverage that enables you to approach and converse without inhibition A photostable, regenerative, health-boosting, concentrated antioxidant serum suitable for all skin types Which of the above descriptions pop into your mind when you think of Liquid Courage? I’m guessing it’ll most likely be the first. No surprises there, unless you’...

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Vapour Organic Beauty Review: Performance-driven Natural Makeup

Posted on: Monday, August 31, 2015

As I further immerse myself into the world of green beauty, I’ve started exploring cleaner makeup options. I’ve been holding off writing this review for Vapour Organic Beauty for quite awhile because I wanted to see how the products performed in a country with a different climate than Singapore’s humid one. I was very blessed to have been generously gifted a full set of makeup pr...

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What to Expect When Going for a Brazilian Wax

Posted on: Saturday, August 22, 2015

Asians have no body hair. Well, I must’ve completely missed that gene mutation boat. Having been blessed with hirsutism my entire life–which to me is a complete curse–hair removal is the bane of my existence. Women apparently spend up to $23,000 and 57 days during a lifetime removing unwanted hair. That’s a shitload of money, and time. I guess that’s why we pay people...

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Virtuoso-Organic: Making a Case for Organic Feminine Care Products

Posted on: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Us girls have a love-hate relationship with our periods. Periods come with annoyances such as a bloated abdomen, unforgiving cramps, fatigue, headaches, hormonal breakouts, and a general feeling of being cranky. But hey, you’re not pregnant, so that’s an overall win right? Of course if you’re trying for a baby, that’s a whole different ball game. If it’s not bad enoug...

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El Mero Mero Review: Authentic Contemporary Mexican Cuisine

Posted on: Wednesday, July 8, 2015

I’ve always had a thing for Mexican cuisine, with all of it’s intense flavors, vibrant colors, and no lack of spice. I’m very much a creature of habit, always preferring to return to joints tried and tested. So when I told my boyfriend to choose a new Mexican restaurant to trial, I entrusted him with picking a good one. That’s how we ended up at El Mero Mero–the refi...

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Weleda Review: Pomegranate Firming Eye Cream

Posted on: Friday, June 19, 2015

Since I’d last scraped bottom of my Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Recovery Complex, I’ve not been using any eye cream. I’m not exactly sure why, perhaps I was just lazy to add another product to my beauty retinue. Or maybe because I’ve just not found a green beauty replacement I like. Recently though, I’d notice my concealer settling into the fine lines un...

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Kilo At Pact Review: Eclectic Fusion Done Right

Posted on: Monday, June 8, 2015

I’ve been meaning to head to Kilo at Pact for the longest time, but somehow there was never an opportune time. In the last couple weeks however, I was there twice. Ironic isn’t it? Now I’ve finally tried it, I’m hating myself for not visiting earlier. Tucked away in a corner of Orchard Central, Kilo Orchard is the sister restaurant of Kilo Kallang. It boasts a charmingly c...

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Nubian Heritage Review: Coconut Papaya & African Black Soap Body Wash

Posted on: Monday, May 25, 2015

Hey guys, I’m back! No I didn’t fall off the face of this earth, and my apologies for the unannounced hiatus. I’ve been a little lacking in the inspiration department and needed some time away to get my creative juices flowing again. I’ve reviewed skincare products and haven’t touched bath and body care yet, so I thought now would be a good time as any to introduce so...

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La Brezza Review: Cozy Italian Tratorria Fine Dining

Posted on: Thursday, April 30, 2015

The week of my birthday, I did something totally crazy. I started a raw vegan diet. I’d been wanting to heal my gut and attempt to soothe the crazy bipolar mess AKA my hormones, and I figured it would be the best way to do it. And then my boyfriend popped the question. Not the kind that involves getting down on bended knee and shiny rocks, but the type that makes you mentally go through the...

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Charm Cooks: Cheesy Spicy Kale Chips

Posted on: Friday, April 24, 2015

So I’ve been meaning to work on this recipe for quite awhile, but couldn’t for the life of me find a good, fresh bunch of kale. Last weekend while at Pasarbella, I happened to see this beautiful dark green bunch of organic Tuscan kale which I immediately grabbed! I’ve never seen Tuscan kale in the supermarkets so this was a great find for me. If you love snacking as much as I do,...

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