Bali is Paradise: Shinto Spa Ubud

When I visited Bali last December (see my previous Bali post here), I dragged my man to try a new spa in Ubud called Shinto Spa. I first discovered about this spa from an Indonesian magazine and as a spa lover for life I knew I had to go there.

Shinto Spa does not kid when it says it’s the best Japanese-themed spa in Bali. Although it has a higher price point compared to other local spas, their price justifies the kind of service that you receive. I’m a firm believer that cheaper price doesn’t always mean better deal – sometimes price speaks quality. First of all, the place is neat and clean – this is the standard that I always go for everytime I go to a spa. Second, they have trained masseuses and beauticians. I was already aware that this spa fell on a high-end category so I knew what I got myself into (big splurge).

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Beauty Tips: 4-Step Cleansing Routine

I use make-up regularly. I love it and I always have fun doing it. For some people it’s a waste of time but for me it’s a little “me” time ritual that wakes me up in the morning. However…removing make-up is not as fun as applying it. If you think one cleanser is enough to take it all off your face, think again. Throughout the years I’ve tried various make-up cleansing products, all with the promise of removing makeup in one easy step. Heck no. I couldn’t even get it off after two cleansing process! So after years of experimenting, I came up with this 4-Step Cleansing regime that is effective in removing all traces of makeup.

Wait. Hold on. Whaaa?! Did I just say four? Yes indeed! I know it sounds too much but so far this method works the best for my skin. I have oily-combination skin and I occasionally get breakouts. After I started implementing this into my skincare regime, I noticed improvements in my skin and I don’t get breakouts as often (only during periods).

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May Obsessions

HALO!Here I am sitting on my bed with my laptop on my lap, hoping to finish some writing projects that have long been ignored. I have a confession to make, I’ve been feeling blah about blogging. I love writing but when it comes to editing, I’m the worst. The perfectionist side of me keeps telling me that my writing sucks and isn’t blog-worthy. Oh horrible feeling I’m telling ya.

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Bali Vacay 3: Travel and Packing Tips

Hi guys!

This post is long overdue. I got distracted and it resulted in three off-topic posts. But wait no further because I’m back with the last Bali Vacay post (finally)! Check out my previous Bali Vacay posts if you haven’t done so (links provided at the end of this post).

I’ve done general travel tips on my first Bali Vacay post and I figured it’s best to have a post dedicated solely to tips.  Traveling is fun but there’s a lot to prepare before you reach your dream destination. As for Bali, while it’s a wonderful place, it’s insanely hot. I don’t do well in hot weather and it shows on my skin and hair. While I tried to keep everything simple – from outfits to makeup – it took a bit of an extra effort to look decent there.

You don’t believe me? Just imagine this: oily hair and face, excessive sweat with chances of body odours, sticky skin, tan lines, sunburns, and the list goes on. Now you tell me if that’s not annoying. Honestly, who doesn’t wanna look good whilst on vacation?

This is why I’m doing this post.  Even if you’re not planning on going somewhere tropical, I’m sure you’ll find these tips helpful.

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