Author Archives: Connie D

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Earth Day with Melvita

In conjunction with Earth Day, mom and I had a chance to visit Ladybird, an organic farm tucked away 30km from the city centre in Broga. The educational day-out hosted by European organic skin care brand, Melvita, was a family affair where guests brought along their spouse, children & parents to learn more about organic farming.

Our outing began with a tour around the vast farm with owner, David (who was an accountant by profession) as our guide. Being a strong advocate of organic farming, David passionately explained the process of organic farming from using good quality soil & water to non- chemical fertilization. He also addressed the misconceptions that some may have about organic farming as well as the health benefits of consuming organic fruits and vegetables.

After the tour, we experienced planting our very own organic Aloe Vera plant which we got to take home. Finally, after witnessing the meticulous process of planting, growing & harvesting the organic vegetables, we enjoyed a healthy buffet spread of dishes with vegetables plucked fresh from the farm.

David runs a unique business from his farm where he offers a subscription service for fresh organic fruits & vegetables that are delivered right to your doorstep weekly. While the first selection of fruits & vegetables are random, you may subsequently customize your subscription with your favorite fruits & veggies, provided that they are available. They deliver free to most areas in the Klang Valley. For more info, you may contact 016-7113863 or 016-6747747

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Take a Picture of Perfection

The brand new Shiseido Perfect UV Protector features a very water-resistant yet lightweight and completely even coverage. It has been proven to effectively prevent skin discoloration and wrinkles due to sun damage with its high SPF and broad spectrum protection.

Would you like to win yourself one? Here’s how!
LIKE! Shiseido Malaysia Facebook to enter the contest. Fill in the contest form and upload your “picture of perfection”. Get as many votes as possible to stand a chance to win a full size Perfect UV Protector!

Supplement Drinks: Yay or Nay?

I’ve never been particularly keen on supplement drinks. Somehow the ghastly taste of the spirulina drink my mom forced on me as a child still haunts me a little… Okay, it wasn’t that horrible but I was not a fan of it. Recently, a supplement drink crossed my path and it seemed to have come in at the right time to address a concerns that I was having. Le Fraiche Collagen arrived soon after I was complaining that my appearance lacked luster.
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Forever Young

As I was compiling the photos for this post that I wanted to write about how to look young, I had a few realizations. The pictures you see here were taken 8 years apart and because I’m severely self-centered, I was highly pleased to see how much “younger” I looked now. That was until I took a good second look. Continue reading

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Teal There Was You

The last time I did a tutorial was a good 9 months ago. Wow. I could’ve given birth over that span of time…

I did this look for a movie outing over the weekend. It’s a simple but great way to add color to a natural look. You can substitute teal with other bright colors such as green, purple, yellow etc. Darker shades would work too but there will be less contrast with the black liner. Continue reading

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#1 Skin Care Rule

No matter how long the day has been or how tired I am, even if I have to do it with my eyes barely able to stay opened, I MUST remove my makeup.

I would keep thinking about the agony of nursing a pimple should I sleep with foundation on and scare myself with the possibility of my lashes falling off if I kept my mascara on overnight (actually, I’m not sure if that could even happen).

Currently, my makeup removers are from the Biore (the pink range). I’m a huge fan of their makeup remover wipes and after a few decent reviews of the Cleansing Oil and Eye Makeup Remover, I picked them up too. Continue reading

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Out With The Old

And in with the new.

If everything seems unfamiliar and you’re feeling kinda lost, welcome to the new Skin Deco!

While the domain name is the same, SkinDeco.net is now a completely new site hosted on a completely new platform. It’s so new that none of the old posts from the past 4 years are here. Alright, no need to panic just yet. You didn’t think that I’d let over 900 posts vanish just like that, did you?

All of the old posts are still available for viewing at http://skindeco.blogspot.com so if you ever need to refer to any of them, they are still very much there. However, many of the links are broken and it’ll take me some time to fix them. I apologize for the inconvenience.

So, why didn’t I move the posts here? Well, besides the fact that it’ll be too much hassle, I sort of wanted to leave the past in the past and really start from scratch. It’s not gonna be easy to build again all that I’ve built before (nor do I hope to redo everything) but presently, words like “unique visitors” and “view counts” hold little meaning to me.

With this new blog, I’m simply hoping to find my passion for writing about beauty again.

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Then and Now

Change is inevitable in the world of beauty. Every year we spot different trends, styles and technologies. Who would’ve thought that we would now have vibrating mascaras, liquid lipsticks and electronic cleansers (I’m probably outdated).

Sometimes, however, change comes with age and experience. That was what happened with my views on beauty & cosmetics. Many styles & looks that were synonymous to me are no longer so. Continue reading

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New Beginnings

Happy 2013! You’ve landed on the spanking new Skin Deco — Welcome!

This brand new platform is slowly being developed from a blank canvas so there’s nothing much to explore for the time being. In time, the posts will come rolling in!

2012 was a year of milestones for me, filled with life changes, proud achievements and unforgettable memories. It can only get better from here. Thank you for your support all these years and I look forward to sharing my reviews, tips, thoughts and tutorials to inspire your beauty experiments and shopping urges.

Here’s to a wonderful 2013!

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