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Hello from The Skinny Scout! I blog over at www.theskinnyscout.com, on all things beauty, style and travel for the savvy jet-setting babe in you. Like almost everyone else, I love fancy hotel stays and I miss Europe and... Read more →
About RoxanneChia
Hello from The Skinny Scout! I blog over at www.theskinnyscout.com, on all things beauty, style and travel for the savvy jet-setting babe in you.

Like almost everyone else, I love fancy hotel stays and I miss Europe and California a whole lot. My guilty pleasure is a good fondant moelleux with a generous serving of vanilla bean ice cream by the side. Oh, lazy pool days are the best!

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xoxo,
Roxanne
Do you have a his and hers bathroom counter? Love this one by @blushingboho. What are your must-haves for your bathroom?
One of the best ways to decorate your home and give it an atmosphere is to have a central focus piece of furniture or art and simplify everything else around it. Love this space by @delia_westwing.
10 days till I’m officially a Mrs! I’m taking it real slow these few days (and I know it’s a real luxury and privilege to be able to do this), so that I look my best on our big day. Things on my agenda today: 1. Pilates 2. Buy new @esteelauder Double Wear foundation (never tried this before but heard loads of great stuff about it) 3. Start thinking about my wedding speech Our story video is all ready, and at 3.44min it’s at least half of the length of the original. 😅 We have so many photos and our story is 10 years long so there really isn’t much more I can cut out of it! All of you who are coming, just watch lah hor? 😂 Photo by @floralmagic_, the floral company I’ve engaged for our wedding!
Whatever you think/focus on in your mind becomes reality. Remember that. * Today has been pretty chill. I’m still in love with my new hair style and although the weather today has been quite grey, I’m not complaining. I very much prefer the cold to the heat. * Do you have any good books to recommend? I’m looking for fun chick reads a la Sophie Kinsella (read all her books so need new ones). * A thought that just randomly popped up: This time next year, we’d be in our very own home. 🙂 Relaxing photo by @lioninthewind.
Had viewings this past Fri-Sun, and for some reason it all feels like so long ago (when it’s only Tuesday today)! Had a stress “attack” around the same time too, which is always a good signal to take a break. So today is one of those breaks again, and I’m finished with my wedding day hair trial (see my Insta Stories), mailed out some jewellery pieces 💎 for some @trouvee.co orders, visited the library 📖 and now I’m home with some ☕️ by my bed. And yet... Why do I still feel so bored? 🤷🏼‍♀️
Current mood: Totally in need of this. Had a viewing this morning and 2 more tomorrow evening. Our fridge finally got replaced today (after 3 whole weeks and lots of back and forth), and our spoilt one is still sitting in our doorway because God knows when the landlord’s technician is coming to pick it up. I have no energy to clean the new fridge up, so everything that’s supposed to go in is still sitting around all over the apartment. My floor needs to be cleaned again today because of the repair work. We have a few more wedding cards to send out. I have more emails to schedule. I have more listings to put up. I have Pilates that’s waiting to be done. There are so many things to do, I have analysis paralysis. I am not sure I will ever want kids at this point. Photo by @alexpreview.
I love my new hair! This is how it looked when I woke up today, not yet washed since the cut and style yesterday, and with a bit of dry shampoo for volume. I love how Readen - my stylist - gave me advice on the style that best suits my face and lifestyle. My hair is super duper low maintenance. I don’t use styling products, I don’t normally curl or straighten it when I go out, I rarely dye it and even moisturising it is such a chore (so I only do this like, once a month LOL). The only thing I do is blow dry it before I go to bed. When I go to work or when I really can’t be bothered - which is 99% of the time - I just tie it up in a low ponytail. But now I love it so much! He taught me how to curl it in 5 min and I’m gonna try and practise now. 😂 Also, I think I found my wedding day makeup look!! 👏🏻😃
What do you mean nobody wears jewellery and brings their Polaroids into the woods?
I’ve always found record players interesting, mostly because I’ve never played one. We’re going to start home shopping in a few months and already I’m thinking of how I’m going to style the home office/study! I say, definitely some big ass leafy plant, a nice couch by the corner with leg rests, a nice big work table and a corner for random things like in this photo by @_justynaniko_. What’s your home office like?
New profile photo for @trouvee.co wearing Trouvée.Co’s jewellery pieces! I still don’t know what makeup look to do for my wedding day. And the experiment continues...
2.5 weeks to go. #countdown #TheSaynacsWed
Hello Tuesday! This morning was one of those times I wished I had tons of money so I could buy a $250 top without thinking. 🤣 Don’t we all get times like this! Anywayyyyy, it’s going to be an awesome day, I can just feel it in my bones! Flatlays for @trouvee.co coming up and all, plus poolside chilling. 😍 Love this bedroom setup by @anthropologie.
Planning in progress with good food, good wine, good friends and good spirits! #TheSaynacsWed
I love nature. That’s it. We’re in the midst of planning so many things for the wedding and our 过大礼 is this coming Monday. Let’s get this over and done with so we can enjoy life as per normal again! Everyone says to enjoy the process... well, tell new mums the same thing and let’s all see who wins the best death stare award. 😂 In any case, dinner with the entire bridal team tomorrow night and I can’t wait for it! Photo by @elensham.
☀️ 📸: @ruyu_
Going for my gown fitting today and I can’t wait. 👰🏼
What are the rules to follow when you buy that property you’ve been eyeing? A quick 1.5-min video today, link is in my bio, click to watch! 💋 (For all FB peeps: http://bit.ly/2InvestRules)
My dream home has tons of space and sunlight in it, and it allows me to lead an outdoor-indoor living kind of life. I love verandahs/terraces/patios/balconies that open up to nature, even if just the air outside. Oh and plants. Definitely must have plants. Way too many people want their first home to be their dream home but more often than not, it’s quite highly impossible unless you have millions to spare (if you’re in Singapore, that is). It’s much more sensible to buy your first home with some of the must-haves and then upgrade gradually from there. What’s your dream home like? Photo by @restoring_home.
I’m doing my own makeup for my wedding day, and this means I get to choose whatever colours I want on my face and how I get to do my brows. The other major reason I’m doing this on my own is also that my sensitive skin breaks out into rashes and scaly patches when it cones into contact with any form of alcohol, and it breaks out like crazy when I get unfriendly chemicals (think pustules and huge mounds, not the cluster of tiny bumps type. Yup, not pretty). I’m experimenting with eye colours and think this one may be slightly too purple. Will try a more neutral one next time. No concealer used at all for now. Also, the lashes here are just accent lashes, as I’m waiting for my order of full lashes to arrive. * * I hate my baby hair, mainly because it’s way beyond the hairline and goes out all the way onto my forehead. Photoshopped it away on the first pic (never done this before), swipe to see it in real life. Where can I get something to remove it?
Who else is sick of pure black and white interiors? 🙌🏻 I’m super into prints at this moment, and I wish I could transport myself to this cosy little space for a moment, have a quiet cup of coffee and then come back and deal with the mad rush again. So I finally decided enough was enough, and went to buy that laser printer for the home office. Believe it or not, I’ve been printing documents at printing shops for the past months until it got to the point where I just couldn’t stand having to comply with opening hours and extra “admin charges.” I can now even print directly from my phone with an app, it’s life-changing! There are still so many things to be done for the wedding. Does anyone get burnt out from prepping your big day? Lovely photo by @nathanmmueller.
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