Black and White: Venice



Nicky’s Bday

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happy birthday light of my life, I love you so much Nicole Lian.
Despite how lame u can be at times, your sweetness and sincerity in everything is beyond human capacity.
I’m so lucky to have met you and ever grateful for the times and (mostly yours cause u are so loud) laughter shared, how can I not mention your laughter…. and how you ALWAYS laugh at things that aren’t even that funny?

I love you nicky! ❤ Happy birthday

ICM Pharma Pimple Cream

Hey guys, I’m back with another skin care post! ❤

Besides being well rested which I sooooo stress for clear skin and a healthy diet, sometimes you really need a pick me up to get rid of that irritating pimple. As all of you know, I am currently in the midst of my preliminary examinations and the stress is getting to me and my complexion is starting to reflect how I’m feeling. Acne cream comes in handy during these crucial moments when you need something to clear pimples fast.


Hearing about my recent woes about school and stress, ICM, the leading anti-acne cream brand in Singapore, has gifted me their acne cream product! *yaasss*


As you can see I already used some of it!

The ICM Acne Clear Cream kills acne bacteria, unblocks oily pores and dries up pimples- everything you need for a clear and radiant glow for your face. It’s also manufactured in Singapore in a Health Sciences Authority-approved Good Manufacturing Practice factory! Bet you didn’t know that.

Its non-oily skin colour formula allows for easy application. All you have to do is to squeeze out a little of the cream and apply it to affected areas! The cream is light on the skin and doesn’t have the stingy drying feeling that usual products have on the market.

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It is also pigmented, as you can see from the above picture, and comes in handy on school days where you just want to hide that pimple.

It’s a great addition to my skincare routine and I hope it’s the same for you xx


Here’s to clear and radiant skin!!

You can find the Acne Clear Cream at Guardian, NTUC Fairprice, Unity and Watsons stores. It’s affordably priced (good news for students!) and is on promotion (at Guardian, Unity and Watsons) for the entire month of September!

For more information, head to their website:

Origins #quaterlifecrisis

I’ve always been a big fan of Origins who specializes in producing skin care that is certified organic and free of chemicals, which is great for every skin type especially if you have sensitive skin!

So, let me introduce to you the two products that they have gifted me:
1. Rose Clay Mask
2. Renewal Serum with Willowherb
from the Origins Original Skin line!

School has been pretty stressful lately with test after test and the countdown to As, resulting in my skin not being so great… the usual problems such as dullness, break outs and roughness, like where you get those irritating bumps on your skin? I’m sure you guys can relate!

Now that I’m done with the usual A level rant, I really want to share with you how the products have helped with my skin tremendously! After one application of the mask, I really noticed that my skin has become more translucent and brighter.

Here is a before pic:

And next, me using the product! The texture of the mask is rough to touch as it has small beads to help exfoliate the skin as you wash it off. The smell is pleasant, very aromatic and it reminds me of an English garden (not that I’ve been to one, it is just how I would imagine it to be).


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A selfie with the product of course, as all narcissistic girls do ☺

I edited it on the Origins #QuarterLifeCrisis app, available on both Android and iOS! Use these links to download it.

Play Store:
App Store:

I left the mask on for 10min as per the instructions, but you can leave on till it dries as I usually do for other products. One thing I noticed is that the mask washes off very easily, no need for scrubbing unlike other masks yay!! After the mask, I applied the serum for immediate hydration. Most tend to leave out this step, which leaves the skin very dry.
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The serum is very light and absorbs easily into the skin, great for everyday use! It smells a bit citrusy which is nice. If you want to have and maintain healthy, glowing skin it’s not enough to only use a moisturizer because it just doesn’t have the ingredients inside to tackle your skin problems, unlike a serum! Serums come in a variety of formulas, packed with the ingredients needed to tackle specific skin problems. They are also more easily absorbed into your skin than moisturizer. You shouldn’t miss this step in your skin care routine!

The best part about this serum is that it tackles all five of the common annoying skin problems in your twenties! Sometimes we get so busy and stressed and don’t have time to take proper care of ourselves or get enough sleep and it shows in our skin. It becomes so dull and you end up looking so tired…. But the Origins serum contains Persian Silk Tree that helps skin rebound and Willowherb that restores glow to combat stress and dull skin. Other than combating stress and dullness it is also good for dealing with roughness as it has Chestnut Seed Extract to make my skin smooth! And it has algae that makes my pores appear to vanish.

Just one product to fight all of those problems, so you save time too! Which is great for girls in school or those embarking on a new job to help avoid the problems of quarter life skin. No more flawed skin!


Apply it to the 4 main areas of the face as shown above and you are done!


Say hello to beautiful fresh young skin ❤

You can have it too! Follow this link to get samples at the Origins Facebook page: !

And an exclusive promo for you! Use the code “ORIGINS SAFFRON” to purchase the Origins Original Skin™ Set at only $128 (original price $166!). The set includes the Original Skin™ Serum (30ml), Original Skin™ Mask (100ml) and the Ginzing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser (150ml)!