Vera Mao

@nakedgloryvera

Rexults Clinic Review & Morning Skincare Regime

Posted on: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

My morning routine usually comprises of me putting on some happy music first and then the first thing I get done is to wash my face and put skincare, so I thought I'd share with you some of the products which has helped me in refining my skin texture and keeping my combination skin in check.My skin is Oily in the T-zone and slightly dryer on the cheeks area, so like most people, I have combination...

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Black, White and Everything Else Boardroom Look

Posted on: Saturday, September 3, 2016

Wearing Pleat Collar Top from Toki Choi, Pleat Sequin Skirt from Sandro Paris, Long black vest from Motifs Official and Stacked block heels from AldoWhen in doubt, I always go in black and white as they are neutral colors that never fails, especially in the office. I try to add some details in my outfits either through accessories, or through subtle detailing such as pleating, sequins, fabric and...

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How to Dress for Summer

Posted on: Monday, August 29, 2016

It's that time of the year again where it gets unbearably hot in Singapore. Usually people complain that the weather is the one that deters people from dressing up, but I beg to differ.Summer is the time when you can get to show more skin and be creative in what you wear! Hemlines get shorter and shoulders get bared. This off-shoulder dress from Toki Choi perfectly fits the summer theme - it's lig...

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Interiors Room Tour with Naiise.com

Posted on: Sunday, August 28, 2016

The older I get, the more I have been drawn to interiors more than fashion. You can say that Crate & Barrel is rapidly replacing Zara. So I can't be more delighted to collaborate with Naiise on my 10 Naiise Things, handpicked from their site to pimp up my room.When it comes to interiors, I am drawn to natural materials like driftwood, marble and fur to add a bit of warmth to my room. My room's...

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Vera Tries - Chez Vous Triology Hair Review

Posted on: Sunday, August 7, 2016

As someone who gets bored really fast, I am always making changes to my hair – color, highlights, low lights, bleaching, perm… I’ve tried it all. As a result, my hair has become more fragile and prone to breakage over the years and dried ends/ frizz is a common issue on bad hair days.I was told to give Trilogy System by Chez Vous a try – I was skeptical of the results initia...

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Exploring National Gallery Singapore

Posted on: Friday, May 13, 2016

Since the opening of National Gallery, I’ve probably flocked to it several times, and not always for the paintings that hang within it but more for its stunning architecture. The National Gallery was formerly the Supreme Court of Singapore and is a monumental building that houses a large portion of Singapore’s history even before its independence. The new revamp kept the original architecture ...

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French Style Dressing Tips

Posted on: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

People always ask what makes French women chic. The truth, I think, is very simple – They stick to a few really well cut basics with added details instead of compromising their style and chasing after trends. They know what works and what doesn’t, so the overall look and style is always consistent and timeless. Frankly, all you need to have are just a few hardworking basics of really good...

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How to Create Your Own Home Spa

Posted on: Sunday, May 8, 2016

A new year resolution this year which I set out to achieve was to live more mindfully. That involves meditation and yoga, which helps your body to pay more attention to breathing and being present. I was also introduced to aromatherapy during my yoga sessions and I’m now convinced that scent is just as important in regulating your state of mind and in aiding your breathing practice.I was recentl...

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How to Create a No Makeup Look with Tarte Cosmetics

Posted on: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I first fell in love with Tarte cosmetics after I tried their 12 Hour Amazonian Clay foundation. The foundation provided really good coverage and was effective in controlling sebum and didn’t give me that shiny, oxidised foundation look even after a whole day out. And the second best part was that Tarte includes skinvigoriating ingredients like plant extracts, essential oils and other na...

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All Natural Skincare with Botani

Posted on: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

You know that I am very picky when it comes to skincare – I usually gravitate towards all-natural and organic products as I believe that they offer the best protection and effects for the skin in the long term, since they are free from harsh chemicals. Recently, I was introduced to Botani, a skincare brand from Melbourne. Botani was developed by a naturopath and herbalist who had treated so many...

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The French Way in Palais Royal

Posted on: Sunday, April 3, 2016

I think a lot of people have seen photos of the art installation - black and white columns - in this courtyard but has never figured out where it is. Well, that's Palais Royal and it's a small, quiet garden house within this majestic building which now mostly houses luxury boutiques and art galleries. Oh and bonus - you can now find a Maison Kitsune cafe there too!Wearing L'Academie The Military B...

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Alternative Ways of BF Shirt

Posted on: Thursday, January 14, 2016

I suppose the boyfriend shirt is one of those items that doesn't look like it should belong in a girl's wardrobe but yet feels so right. Loose fitting, comfortable, and just skims the butt - you can let loose a few buttons, roll up the sleeves and it would feel like second skin.I especially like this reconstructed one from MLM Label which reinterprets the bf shirt as a tube top, complete with slee...

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Say Goodbye to 2015 in Style

Posted on: Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Wearing my new favorite top from Tularosa featuring pom pom details and lace bell sleeves. Finished the look off with boots in light of the rainy weather currently in Singapore.I feel like another year has flew by just like that. Looking back at 2015, I feel like I haven't accomplished much personal goals that I can really be proud of. I graduated from business school at last with my degree, but g...

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Look Good Working Out with Adidas

Posted on: Monday, January 4, 2016

One of my resolutions for the New Year's is of course, to become more fit and toned, and at the same time commit myself more strictly to yoga and lose some fat mass!And who doesn't like to look good while working out? I recently just got back from Sydney and Gold Coast where everyone just seems to be obsessed with working out - They all look so tanned and fit! I can spot both men and women working...

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Jean Shrimpton Boho Girl

Posted on: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

I fell in love with this Shrimpton Blouse from Faithfull the Brand the first time I saw it in their upcoming collection. For me, this was the one item that stood out as the key collection with its lace up details and billowy poet sleeve blouse.For those not familiar, Jean Shrimpton was British supermodel who embodied the Swingin' Sixties era of London. She was most characteristically known for her...

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How to Find the Perfect Little Black Dress

Posted on: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

I have been endlessly searching for the perfect LBD and have finally found it at Revolve Clothing, where they had an endless list of LBDs. This one I got is from the label Endless Rose - I fell in love with it at first sight as it is sexy but not too revealing. I also like the light touches of lace at the slit and the chest hem - A little bit of detail goes a long way!This dress has a cutout at th...

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By the Harbour

Posted on: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

I have always had a yearning for the sea - And I've made that obvious in my previous posts here and here as well.This handprinted off shoulder top, aptly named Le Pirate from Faithfull the Brand really hits me with a bout of sea voyage. It's been awhile since I have sailed on a cruise, my last experience was abroad a big traditional sailing ship in Santorini - An experience which I still hold dear...

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Weekend Getaway at Montigo Resorts

Posted on: Friday, November 13, 2015

I’ve previously been to Batam once and to be honest, there really isn’t much to do in Batam, since they only have one shopping mall (with nothing much inside anyway), and the only other things you can do is to go for seafood and massages. But a recent 3D2N stay in Montigo Resorts proved me otherwise. The three days just flew by together with Jemma and Amanda, thanks to the well thought through...

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Skin Ritual with Erno Laszlo

Posted on: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

I recently got acquainted with Erno Laszlo, an American skincare and treatment brand. It's quite amazing to learn that Erno Laszlo, who was originally a Hungarian chemist, was the man who taught American society ladies how to wash their faces. Its A-list clientele includes Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo and also royalty such as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, whom have remained loyal...

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SK-II #changedestiny Forum with Anggun and Sha

Posted on: Thursday, October 15, 2015

I recently attended the first SK-II Global #changedestiny Forum series, featuring internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Anggun (of Indonesia) and social media star and transgender author, Sha. The talk was conducted in an intimate conversation style, with both women sharing stories of their growing up, struggles and then creating their own success through their constant and relentless effort...

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