Less is more. That’s how I can perfectly describe my overall preference; from makeup to skincare to fashion, I’m all about simplicity. Add clean eating and active lifestyle, the road to mid-age is looking bright. I have been quite silent on the blog and vlog because the past weeks I had been particularly busy de-stashing my beauty stash and closet. Purge and donate those I don’t see myself wearing or using ever again. What has no value to me may mean more to people around me. I have also sold some of my designer purses (I may sell here, stay tuned); see, it’s a total life revamp I tell you.

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Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening, Marc Jacobs Liquid Lip Hot Cocoa, Tarte Camera Lashes, Hourglass Ambient Luminous Flush

Minimal makeup. Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening SPF50 is a nice cushion foundation for those with normal to combination skin. If you are a woman of certain age, you will like its subtle dewy finish which makes your skin glow from within. Deep Beige (no.25) is a close match to my medium light warm skin tone. I have always been a fan of Hourglass Ambient line, Luminous Flush is a nice cheek color; applied light-handedly, the hint of pink renders barely-there luminosity which brightens your face. Smudge and waterproof, Tarte Lights Camera Lashes is still my go-to mascara, it gives length and volume at the same. For neutral lips, I like Marc Jacobs Liquid Lip Hot Cocoa. It’s not drying, it may not be as long-wearing as Smashbox or Anastasia liquid lipstick but the formula does not accentuate lip lines.

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening, Marc Jacobs Liquid Lip Hot Cocoa, Tarte Camera Lashes, Hourglass Ambient Luminous FlushMinimal styling. When it comes to fashion, less is also more. In fact, simple is chic. Update your trousers with a pair of cigarette pants, pair it with loafers or ankle booties, a nice fitting top and silver (or white gold) jewelries. Effortless styling missy!

Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Brightening, Marc Jacobs Liquid Lip Hot Cocoa, Tarte Camera Lashes, Hourglass Ambient Luminous Flush

Clean eating. As some of you know, I have been vegetarian for many many years, went vegan for two years, switched back to vegetarian but now that I am legit lactose-intolerant and more knowledgeable on plant-based food vis-a-vis nutritional requirements, I am 100% back to vegan eating. With emphasis on eating (I refuse to call it diet because the latter is associated with some form of weight loss when technically it just pertains to the kind of food somene eats) because I am still in the process of cleaning the lifestyle aspect of it. I am not perfect, neither a hardcore vegan preacher but my husband and I made a vow to live a compassionate and healthy life together. Yes ladies and gentlemen, my once carnivore hub is now a vegan food convert. Happy wife, happy life ha! More than a month now, his energy level has improved and his enthusiasm for homemade meals made by yours truly can’t be denied. He said ever since he started on this journey, he has never felt this better, health-wise. And oh, the Spanish Rice and baked Oat Banana cookies I made yesterday were a gastronomic hit!

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