I’ve personally never been a fan of crowds – all the rubbing of shoulders and the standing in lines sometimes just to purchase a solitary item.

With the circuit breaker initiative in full effect and all known shopping malls out of operation, I gotta admit, it doesn’t bother me one bit.

I’m clicking on almost every email with the buzzwords “Free Shipping” or “Sitewide”.

Lock me down at home for a month, and I will pamper the bejeezus out of myself!


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Let the Haul Begin

Now that I’m working from home, my skin actually takes a much-needed breather from all the makeup I have to put on, just to look alive sometimes, but mostly to look fabulous.

Makeup does make me look good, but wearing it for at least 8 to 10 hours a day can tend to cause my pores to clog and increase sebum production, and be counter-productive in that sense.

That is why my first order of online shopping business (after I’m done with working from home of course) is to scour the web for the scores of skincare products that are on sale and even ship free, taking full advantage of this mini lockdown.

This is the skin detox I very much need, so while people go on with their circuit breaking, I’m going to do my spot of complexion boosting, thank you very much!

Ladies and gents, may I present to you… my skincare haul, 15 minutes taken in all!


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#1 DMAE Gel, by chái (USD78.00)


I usually pay no mind to the countless EDMs sent out to me plugging their new ranges of skincare, but when the SW1 Shop had me at ‘Free Shipping and an EXTRA 10% off’.

I just had to.

The first item right into the cart was their new product, the DMAE Gel Face Firming Activator.

The combination of the firming qualities of DMAE and the exfoliating properties of 24 gold flakes not only tightens sagging skin, but it also radiates your complexion by ridding it of dead skin cells.

All of the UV damage and pore-clogging makeup was starting to take its toll on my skin, this was naturally the go-to product that I will obsessively use for the month my face takes a break from makeup!



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#2 Defense Hand Sanitizer by chái (USD12.00)

I never thought I’d hear the word ‘sanitize’ so much in my life, but such is the stark reality of our current situation.

This is not your run-of-the-mill sanitizer though. Mass-produced sanitizers contain a high amount of alcohol that serves its germ-killing purpose to an extent, but it also dries up your skin as fast as it cleans it.

The Defense hand sanitizer contains a unique component no other sanitizers contain: collagen-producing hyaluronic acid. Even your hands need some loving and some smoothening out in these rough times

I would have gotten the giant 240ml if they hadn’t run out of it. I managed to acquire 1 of the only 20 left in stock… lucky me.


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Sapphire Peel Purifying Peel by chái, (USD$66.00)


Multi-tasking has never been my forte, but I think I’ve found my footing with this dermal peeling mask.

A skin brightening treatment that removes the dead cell skin layer, this product unclogs my enlarged pores and defends it against that pesky occasional zit that appears out of thin air that even my trusted concealer can’t conceal.

I’m going to close my eyes, apply all of this goodness on my skin, reopen them, while I continue binging the new season of Money Heist.

BOOM! Multi-tasking!

With free shipping and a 10% off thanks to the discount code, I cannot wait to pamper myself already!

A special shout out to all of the couriers who put their health and safety on the line to deliver all of the goodness to us… you people are my heroes!


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