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Cecilia Westberry
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Holland HDB beauty haven

By On Tuesday, 15 March 2016

“Hello, Cecilia Westberry”, said a clipped English accent. I pulled the telephone away from my ear momentarily and double checked what country code I had entered. Yes, +65. Welcome to the beauty… Read More

New Year, New York
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First footing

By On Thursday, 7 January 2016

Happy 2016 everyone! I found myself reaching for the hand cream (OK, and the wine) quite a lot over Christmas and New Year. Having been in England for a while, my hands… Read More

Bioderma Eau de soin SPF30 face spray is a French hero product
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French pharmacy joy

By On Thursday, 23 July 2015

I am easily pleased when I am in France. The inaugural trip to the supermarket even elicits squeals of excitement: there is just something about mountains of fresh, local produce, espadrilles that only cost… Read More

Shanghai Tangs
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Shanghai Tangs…but a tenth of the price

By On Monday, 2 March 2015

When Janet approached me with a view to running something on this site, I was sceptical. She makes great jade jewellery from her scrubbed kitchen table at her home up near Upper… Read More

Eco cert shampoo that doesn't cost the earth
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Detox your hair

By On Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Just when you thought there couldn’t be another type of detox. Here it is. The next healthy living project, staring you in the face. As my regular readers will know, I am… Read More

Changmoh in red Global Babe à La Plage sunhat for #SaveOurSkins campaign for the month of Febraury. A face a day with a fact a day. Venue for shoot: Botanical Gardens café. Shot by Carolyn Strover
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Sun protection isn’t just suncream

By On Sunday, 1 February 2015

I am very proud to be supporting my friend Fiona Argyle in her quest to save our skins. Global Babe was born in Singapore by formally launched a year ago from her little stall… Read More

Floatation in Singapore
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Floatation therapy and why you should try it

By On Tuesday, 13 January 2015

I have always wondered what it would be like inside a floatation tank. The very fact that one hour’s float is the equivalent to four hours’ deep sleep is enough to appeal to almost everyone I… Read More