NUXE Nuxelllence DETOX Detoxifying and Youth Revealing Anti-Aging Night Pre-Serum Is A Serum To My Serum To My Serum

NUXE Nuxellence DETOX Detoxifying and Youth Revealing Anti-Aging Night Pre-Serum

I’ve tried a number of NUXE skincare products and to tell you the truth, I didn’t have much luck with most of them. They were either heavily fragranced or just didn’t do enough for my skin for me to go “wow, that’s an amazing product!“. I know a lot of people love the fragrance in NUXE skincare products, but I’m afraid it just isn’t my cup of tea.

A few months ago, I attended a press event by NUXE where they shared some of their latest skincare releases. One of them was the Nuxellence DETOX Night Pre-Serum. I must say, I was intrigued by the idea of a pre-serum. Out of all of the products in skincare, serums interest me the most and while I already subscribe to the notion of a “serum before a serum”, I was still excited to give the DETOX Night Pre-Serum a go. I was still a tad apprehensive about the scent but I thought oh why not. I didn’t think it was as strong as most of the other NUXE products anyway.

I’m glad I tried this serum out because it turned out to be a pretty darn good one!

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Banila Co It Radiant CC Melting Foundation: My First Foray Into Korean Foundations

Banila Co It Radiant CC Melting Foundation

Over the years, I’ve tried plenty of Asian cosmetics, particularly Japanese. On the other hand, I haven’t given much thought to Korean cosmetics nor have I tried a lot of them given that when Korean cosmetics started to get really popular, I had just moved to Australia and Korean cosmetics were hard to find. When they were finally more available in Asian suburbs and Chinatown, the prices were so ridiculously marked up that it didn’t give me any incentive to give them a go. So while I’ve tried a bit of Korean makeup here and there, the number still don’t go over a 2-hand count.

A few months ago, I discovered a new online store that’s based in Australia that sells only Korean cosmetics called Skinship. Co-founders Elle and Dee, who grew up as Australian-Koreans, carefully curate Korean beauty products that they’ve personally tried, tested and approved and make them available for purchase online. Dee kindly reached out to me and asked if I’d like to give some of the products they have a go. I picked up a couple of items and one of them is the Banila Co ‘It’ Radiant CC Melting foundation, which I’ll share with you today.

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Bloggie Wednesday: Why It’s Important To Take Scheduled Blogging Breaks (Even When You Feel Like You Don’t Need One)

Bloggie Wednesday: Why It's Important To Take Scheduled Blogging Breaks (Even When You Feel Like You Don't Need One)

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Do you blog frequently? Perhaps you blog daily or almost daily or maybe even more than once a day. That’s a lot of content to come up with per year. If coming up with images is just as important as your words, then the work is doubly hard. Add the stress of a full-time job to the equation (if you’re not blogging full-time) and boy oh boy, I can already feel the potential blogging burn-out from here if you don’t contemplate taking any break from blogging.

I recently took 2+ weeks break from blogging. Initially, I was going to either prepare and schedule content on the blog for when I was away from the country but at that time, the thought of squeezing out content when I had nothing left in me to squeeze out was quite terrifying. It was a tad last minute to get guest contributors in, and given how pedantic I am about guest posts on the blog, I wanted to make sure you get the best. So I just left things as they were. As I expected, my traffic dropped during the time I was away. As scary as it looked on Google Analytics, I knew that I had to take a break no matter what because at that time, I really had nothing more to give.

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Things I like To Do When I Stay At A Hotel

Things I like To Do When I Stay At A Hotel

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I don’t know about you, but I love staying at hotels. Germaphobes will be absolutely horrified at the idea because goodness knows how dirty hotel rooms are since they’re never really that thoroughly cleaned (my aunt used to bring a black light with her to every hotel room she stayed in to see how dirty the place was. I don’t know why she tortured herself like that given that she wasn’t really that fussed about a super clean room. She stopped after a while when even the most expensive hotels she’d been to gave her a fright). I, on the other hand, practise the very important mantra of “ignorance is bliss” so unless there are remnants of chips or blood under the bed, I’m good. I want those crisp, white sheets. 😛

I didn’t actually realise this until a few months ago when I was away at Gold Coast for the Problogger Event conference and I stayed on my own at the RACV Royal Pines hotel that when it comes to staying at hotels, I have a sort of ritual or a set of things I have to do when I first step into a hotel room. I’ve been very fortunate to be able to stay in many different hotels in my life so far and as such, I’ve started to do all these on autopilot.

I thought I’d share some of what I do when I stay at a hotel with you today, in no particular order. Maybe you do these on autopilot too!

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