Just enjoyed a wonderful few days in one of my favourite Far East cities, but with no plans to return any day soon, wanted to use up those excess Singapore dollars.
Yes, we could have blown our wad on a pre-journey meal. But I travel best on an empty stomach. Time to hit the shops.
And wow, what a phenomenal deal: a smidgeon over Sing$12 for a pack of 10 Tony Moly sheet face masks. That’s around 60p per mask for a burst of complexion-boosting vits from one of South Korea’s most popular facialist brands.
Look out too for the well-respected It’s Skin brand. There’s a wide range of moisture mask sheets available, including vitamin C and hyaluronic acid: perfect for mature skin.
I bought two packs, plus one for my daughter, and have briefed my husband on where to drop his spare currency next time he’s passing through Changi on business.
As a California ex-pat, there are few things I like more than being bronzed. Having a real tan would be ideal, of course, but after many an afternoon spent worshiping every last ray of sun in the local common only to come home more pale than when I left, I realised trying to get tanned naturally in London is a fruitless endeavor.
Nonetheless, it took me living here with the palest of skin for three years to try my first spray tan. Unsurprisingly, they’re not incredibly popular with the California set, and I worried I’d end up looking, feeling and – worst of all – smelling funny. But then I tried one, and I’ve never gone back. It was BeauBronz at Brown’s Hotel, and I left glowing, both on the inside and outside. Finally, I was back to my California hue, and I didn’t have to rush outside at the slightest whisper of sun. To think of all the extra time this would free up!
I’ve tried countless other spray tans since, but I always end up going back to my beloved BeauBronz. There are four different shades depending on how subtle or dark you want to go – I always choose a just-back-from-LA shade, natch. Plus, it’s made with all natural ingredients so it’s great for sensitive skin or anyone who isn’t so keen on breathing in and spraying tons of chemicals on their skin. Best of all, it doesn’t reek of biscuits. What more could you want?