Juliana C Stryker
Just A Few Of My Favourite Things
“Life is full of surprises and and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your next adventure - do it well, enjoy it - and then, not now, think about what comes next.”
— Condoleezza Rice
I can't agree with Ms Rice more.
I talk a lot about self-care in my last few favourites posts, and in this edition, I want to bring another important intention to light and that is self-investment. And that's what I've been trying to do since I signed up for a gym membership on the last day of 2019. Since then, I've become a Certified Personal Trainer, wrote our own fitness and nutrition plans and most recently, after many intensive months of studying, your girl is now a Certified Nutrition Coach! (If you've watched my last vlog, this is probably old news for you already. Hehe!)
Besides investing money in financial assets, I also spent the last couple of years investing in my biggest asset - me. 😃
I do this by continually enhancing my knowledge about fitness and wellness topics through internationally recognised courses which not only provide a certification but a close-knit community that keeps your journey in check and regularly updates you about the latest health research. These are all extremely helpful for my fitness ventures. I was never a fitness buff. The only time I worked out regularly was a few months before my wedding. I never thought that one trip to the gym would change my goals so drastically but I'm so loving it!
I strongly urge you to get lost in this wonderful life of yours and hopefully discover other treasures along the way too.
And with this, please allow me to introduce to you some of my other self-investments of the season! Enjoy!
THEFACESHOP fmgt x Dew E Dew E Collection
What do you do when you like the girly frills but still wanna be taken seriously as a woman??
You go the boudoir burlesque route!
THEFACESHOP’s latest collab with ultra hot Korean celeb fashion brand Dew E Dew E does all that and more!
Open the Wardrobe Doors ($50) to reveal a magical eyeshadow palette (talk about a Narnia moment!) while the new upgraded Inklasting Cushion ($38, 24ml) creates the perfect second skin for any look!
The colour accents complement your skin's natural blush while the packaging makes it the ideal accompaniment to any vanity station!
THEFACESHOP fmgt x Dew E Dew E collection is now exclusively retailing at THEFACESHOP retail stores islandwide.
THEFACESHOP fmgt Lip Glaze
Good things come in twos! Here's another THEFACESHOP product recommendation!
THEFACESHOP is revolting against the stiff upper lip with their ultra-juicy new fmgt Lip Glaze line!
From a natural tint through various dangerously glam shades of rouge, this dewy lip gloss adds powerful shine via a custom S-shaped applicator that perfectly matches the contours of your lips for maximum coverage with each glide.
The tint is smudge-proof, non-sticky, lasts for ages, smells delicious and most importantly, delivers a powerfully glam punch to your pout!
You’ve heard the term if looks could kill, now it might just be true!
Watch my swatch video and let me know which is your favorite hue! Mine’s Baby Blush! 😍
THEFACESHOP fmgt Lip Glaze ($20, 5ml) comes in six natural yet romantic shades and is available now at THEFACESHOP retail stores and the official online store.
Dr. Barbara Sturm STURM INSIDE Supplements
Dr. Barbara Sturm is a name that continues to rapidly gain popularity in the skin care world thanks to her much sought after, non-surgical, anti-aging products.
As you can imagine, no matter what you apply on your skin, if you’re not taking good care of yourself in every other sense, it’s just a matter of time before your skin starts to show signs of this!
Dr. Barbara Sturm is here to take things up a notch but not with more products to apply, this time she’s taking a more holistic approach, to go hand in hand with their existing products, to deliver great skin from inside out!
We are of course talking about oral supplementation to help fill in the gaps in our nutrition, a frequent consequence of modern life.
After taking their questionnaire, I was recommended the Skin Anti-Pigmentation supplement containing Copper, Vitamin C and Vitamin E as well as the Good Night supplement containing Niacin and Vitamin B6 from their freshly-launched the STURM INSIDE supplements range.
After two months of regular use, nope, there’s no night and day difference but I do feel there is a difference.
I’m sleeping more soundly and while my pigmentation and freckles have not magically vanished, I haven't seen new ones popping up. My complexion also does look brighter and more vibrant.
Take a gander at my before and after pics to see if you agree?!
These STURM INSIDE supplements are now available at $105 each.
Lenskart International Women’s Day Collection
While we all like to make New Year’s resolutions, if you want to give those dreams a chance of being something more, you have to take moments to take a breather, reflect and see if you’re still on track!
International Women’s Day is one of those days for me!
With almost half of the year already gone, on a day that celebrates the amazing achievements of women everywhere, I find it’s the perfect time for me to pause each year and review my ventures and whether I’m moving the needle in a direction that would make my peers proud!
As I get out my trusty journal, I’m proud to wear these new spectacles courtesy of Lenskart and featuring designs by local designer, Samantha Quek of @cupplets. They perfectly embody the values of International Women’s Day!
I haven’t worn new spectacles in over 5 years and this lush design, inspired by none other than our Botanical Gardens to embody a sense of liberation and freedom, feels like the ideal pairing to my current mood.
Let’s keep this ball rolling ladies, 2022 is ours!
The Lenskart International Women’s Day Collection is priced at $248 and available online and in Lenskart stores.
Pixi Glow Tonic
Never thought I would say this again but I'm in desperate need of a skin makeover.
I'm in my mid-30s and I truly thought the days of zits and acne are behind me but I can't be more wrong. They seem to be manifesting on my poor skin lately, undermining my pride all over again just like my teeny bopper days.
The difference now is I'm not going to sit on my laurels and let 'nature take its course'. We need an intervention. I sprinkled a little Pixi dust 3 weeks ago and I must say, I'm pretty happy with the results!
Pixi’s Glow Tonic has won effusive praise left, right and centre and I thought it's about time you see the prowess of this legendary product.
I applied it on my face every morning and evening since late March and initially, it felt a little tingly on my sensitive skin. I supposed it's due to the small concentration of Glycolic acid that is known for its abilities to fight acne and reduce hyperpigmentation. After a week, the sensation disappeared and my skin looked visibly clearer. Swipe to see the before and after shots!
Do you see a difference? Have you tried Pixi’s Glow Tonic too? Sound off in the comments please!!!
KSisters Jung Beauty Hair Treatment Products
Go from hot mess to hot mane in 7 seconds!
Say annyeonghaseyo to the new KSisters Jung Beauty 7 Second Instant Nourish Water Treatment for Hair & Scalp and reformulated Leave-In Keratin Hair Treatment!
I've been using them to tame my frizzy hair for the past few weeks. They are generously formulated with a bunch of absolutely revitalising, reparative and wholesome ingredients that help to boost moisture and improve elasticity while working to detangle your tresses and balance your scalp sebum-moisture level.
After application, the hair remains smooth and glossy all day. Here comes the interesting part - even when I rinse my hair at the end of the day, they still feel like they've been conditioned and treated by a heavy duty conditioner. My hair still feels very smooth even in the shower. What sorcery is this???
Check out the results in the photo above!
You can't tell from the photos but the scalp treatment also reduced my dry and flaky scalp problem.
Well, who can say no to a home hair care spa treatment?
These JUNG Beauty products are now available on Ksisters' online store.
As always, I hope you guys had fun going through my favourites list.
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Thanks for being here and keep sparkling you guys! Till next time!