Living well is a choice we make on a daily basis. A busy lifestyle may get in the way sometimes, but just like what digital influencer, Bella Koh, says, “it’s making very little conscious efforts to what you do every day — what you buy, what you eat, [and] what you’re using.”



So to help you embark on your very own journey, we partnered with Aveeno® to put three women on their two-week wellness journey. Throughout the two weeks, Bella Koh, Jaime Lee and Rae Yun — digital influencers and super-mums in their own right – discovered healthy, delightful snacks (think oatmeal, apple crisps and gluten-free chocolates), as well as little perk-me-ups in the form of a quote and family portrait. They also uncovered the wonders of their Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Lotion and Aveeno® Baby Daily Moisture Lotion for their little bubs — proving that no matter how busy you may be, you can put wellness on top of your priority list.

Read on to see what these women have to say about their 2-week wellness journey.


Bella Koh (@catslavery)



"We are feeling quite pleased today after seeing the outcome of our 2-week #AveenoSG wellness journey. Pampered are us — sleeping in an 18-degree cold room at night, and being out in the scorching heat during the day has left our sensitive skin feeling dry and rough. This causes Alessandra to develop a habit of scratching excessively which leaves her skin irritated.

Aveeno has definitely lived up to its name in giving us healthy and moisturized skin. Made from oats, it is non greasy, fragrance-free and a breeze to apply. It also absorbs quickly into the skin, relieving our skin dryness within a day! Add that with a few conscious efforts to our lifestyle and food choices, we were well on our way towards holistic wellness, from skin to soul!”




Jaime Lee (@jaim)




“I make conscious choices for my family because they matter to me — and Aveeno's nourishing lotions made with oat are an intuitive choice.

…loving not just the progress so far but also the results of a conscious effort this week to make better wellness choices for myself and my family (I'm hoping you've been liking a little bit of insight into the mundane parts of my life like breakfast and peanut butter choices!), through this lovely 14-day wellness kit Aveeno has prepared for me and otherwise. Jonah and I have softer smoother skin since we started on our #AveenoSG lotions and it's a work-in-progress that I'm really appreciating.”




Rae Yun (@theramengirl)



‘“Live well so you can help your kids to live well too’ — To me, it's all about making daily small choices that will lead up to lifelong, big changes for our family to enjoy the goodness in life. I'm excited to team up with #AveenoSG on a 2-week wellness journey to share some quick healthy habits that we can all pick up. These may not change things overnight, but they are a change for the better.

Most of us think that face care matters more than body skin care but in reality, other body parts are just likely to experience moisture loss and damage. And over the years I've learned the importance of finding the products that not only work, but that are also good for my skin. I slather the Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion before bed and wake up with the softest skin. Their naturally nourishing lotion is formulated with natural colloidal oatmeal and rich emollients to actively soothe and protect dry skin.”



These women have made their wellness choice. What about you? Find out more about Aveeno and sign up for the Aveeno® Discoverer Program and redeem up to two 30ML Body Lotion samples here!


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We're off to a fresh start, friends. The new week is just starting to get busy, but we're already pumped up from the new things we've discovered in the worlds of fashion, beauty, and inspired lifestyle. Get your first dose of fun news tidbits with us.


Louis Vuitton in Japan




The Louis Vuitton Cruise 2018 Womenswear Collection was showcased in Japan, where modern style was juxtaposed with nature at the Miho Museum in Kyoto. Aside from the mesmerising clothes, the event was also amped up with star power through the Hollywood celebrities who witnessed the show.


Gem Toast




Speaking of sparkly things, gems are all the rage right now. It's so on trend that it has even crossed over the food territory. Would you take a bite of these pretty toasts?


Cool Collab




Collaborations between artists who have significantly different styles is always refreshing to see, and that's the reason why we're enamoured with the Louis Vuitton x Jeff Koons collection. If you want to see the stunning pieces in person, you may visit the exhibit at Marina Bay Sands. The exhibit is open daily from 10:30 a.m. till 11:00 p.m. and will last till 31 July 2017.


New Face



L'Oreal's got a new face. Elle Fanning is the beauty giant's new spokesperson.



Got some catching up to do? Here's the last roundup of fun info for you.

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Living in the tropics can already be very tricky for our skin, but summer amps up the temperature to degrees even higher than usual. This can cause extreme sun damage, dryness, and dullness beyond what we usually experience, leaving us to adjust our beauty routine to a whole new extent. 


So if you've been feeling extra worried about your skin this season, here are simple ways to perk up your routine without shelling out the extra dollars. 


Change the way you take your coffee



(Photo from: StilettoesDiva)


Caffeine can cause dehydration even on regular days, so take extra caution when the heat is at its peak. But if you're a certified coffee addict, try trading your usual cup of joe with rubbing some damp coffee grounds to your skin. Not only can it help exfoliate, but the antioxidants in your coffee can also help recharge the skin cells from inside and out, leaving you looking fresh and radiant as soon as you wash it off. 


Go for minimal ways to refresh



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One of our greatest tendencies when the temperature goes up is to wash our face at almost every hour. But even if it feels good, it actually contributes to drying up our skin even more as doing this prevents our oil and sweat glands to expel the toxins from within. So the best alternative to refresh and even keep your makeup looking radiant despite the heat is to either spritz on some face mist or use a damp cloth to give our skin that much needed cooling, without ridding it of the natural hydration it needs. 


Keep your makeup base lightweight



(Photo from: SmitaDeSouza)


With the tendency to breakout like crazy because of the weather, we totally see the need for full coverage foundations. But depending on the formula you're using, this type of product can feel very heavy on the skin, especially under the scorching heat. Our top tip? Mix it in with a moisturiser to thin it out, or opt to use a BB cream followed with spot concealing for a lighter base, giving your skin room to breathe but still providing the desired flawless finish.


Treat your skin to an at-home 'spa session' at least once a week



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Friday is a good day to switch up your skincare routine. The working week is over, so it's the perfect time to relax and prep the skin for the weekend. One of the ways to do it is by cleaning out the pores with warm water and a pore-clear stick (similar to the ones they use in derm clinics when you get a facial), placing on a clay or a sheet mask while sipping on some tea, and packing on some extra essence to finish off.


This practice can be adjusted based on your skin's needs, but having a dedicated 'specialised' skincare routine at least  once a week can help rejuvenate your skin even more. The tendency of sticking to a repetitive cycle for a long time might make your skin overly familiar with the products you're using — plus, your skin changes just as anything else in your body and life do —  so a way to rev up the effectivity is by switching things up a bit every now and then. If you feel like your skin is getting too dry due to the season, maybe try the 'specialised' skincare method at for at least two non-consecutive days of the week. 


(Cover photo from: frostyypenguin)



Got summer beauty-related questions? We answered some here.

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